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Tales of the Fox-Spirit (XD) 
31st-Jul-2007 07:41 pm
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Omi and julineci introduced me to this incredibly gorgeous fox-spirit series, which I fell in love with pretty much on sight, and upon being given permission to share this, decided I would waste no time in bringing this post to you.

The original text is Chinese, and the names absolutely refused to transliterate in a dignified manner. *wry smile* Though they are very beautiful in Chinese. My favourite is the fox-spirit, and his name is Snowball. Snowball, I ask you! How am I to translate such a name in any fashion which may be deemed dignified?! For the purposes of translation, Snowball is Yuki, and his seme his guardian spirit I named Seimei (with a nod to both Shounen Onmyouji and Loveless).

Series Title: 落雪成白 (Luo Xue Cheng Bai: literally translated, Falling Snow Turns White)
Author: 籽 兔 (the second word in there is "Rabbit"... it better be a pen name)
Characters: 雪球 (Snowball, "Yuki") ,洛之遥 [or is that 洛俗笙?]("Seimei"), 狐右 (the predatory redhead fox).
This appears to be the original novel, unless I'm very far wrong. Oh, it looks so badtouch.

It's like Shounen Onmyoji meets Loveless, with gorgeous art!

I do not know all the proper translated terms, so I'll just use fox-spirit - there he is, with his silver hair and incredible eyes.
Aaaand his guardian spirit/seme is also a different kind of powerful spirit. Spirit-deity is too powerful a term, fairy too weak.
All these mythological terms don't make for easy translation!

Seme and the fox-spirit in fox-form. So cute!
This cover attracted a lot of comments, when I was reading it in while sitting in the lecture hall.
During breaks, friends would come over and share their opinions (I brought this one to school because it was incredibly worksafe,
as the fox spirit spent the entire time as a fox), and this followed:

Guy: *points to the seme* This character reminds me of Rinoa.

Girl: *looks at fox* "That's a cat. It doesn't look like a fox. It doesn't have a fox face."
... maybe that's why I find it cute.

XD! Series are A+ and FOR THE WIN for me if they feature predatory redheads with green eyes! ;)

and it has cute chibi art, too!

XD Every book comes with one of these on the back cover! ;) Making fun of the cover!

fairies, fox-spirits, and an introduction:

This is the seme. *cough*

Who is so pretty, and so manipulative, that he's able to charm the mythical beasts of the forests into giving him exactly what he wants.

This is the cute uke! Who, being long-haired, pretty, young, and possessed of a face with a thousand expressions, and a personality that reminds me of a spazzed-out Wolfram, is naturally my favourite:

in which the main character switches between
being an extremely cute fox and a very pretty boy:


XD In both forms, I want to TAKE HIM HOME.
It's like if Luke changed into Mieu on a regular basis!
... um.

I am disgustingly weak for cute. Especially cute like this.

Also despite the cute exterior, he is at times as manipulative as Seimei:

And he can do the biiiiig puppy eyes thing so very well:
(although he was genuinely in peril here):


This is the form in which the books show him.

Meeting a fellow fox:

I loved the artwork of the bird on the other fox-spirit's arm, with my favourite one watching.

caution: rough scanlation, shirtless moment:

how do you effect a transformation of adorable fox to really hot guy?

Like all fairytales, with the simple expedient of a kiss.


I love authorial discussions:

The authors (I assume artist and writer?) are discussing whether or not to put ears on Yuki.
Yuki is displeased by the discussion. XD


31st-Jul-2007 11:48 am (UTC)
OMG! SO CUUUUUUUUUTE. I have a thing for fox spirits!! It's probably all the Chinese folk lore story thing but WAAAH SO CUTE. Ahaha I lean more to the yuri side and don't do much guy/guy but THIS IS JUST SO WAAAAH.
31st-Jul-2007 12:10 pm (UTC)
O.o I didn't know you liked yuri better than yaoi! WTF! That is really cool. You're like, rare. I've been playing Pokémon for too long. OMG VULPIX.

aefallen: VULPIX! OMG! I have a new OTP. Yuki/Vulpix. *dies laughing*

... must resist making a Vulpix PICSPAM post. MUST RESIST.
31st-Jul-2007 11:59 am (UTC)
OMG, I love that story. XD I own the novel, my friend owns the comics. >D It's so cute, isn't it?
31st-Jul-2007 01:26 pm (UTC) - !!!! :D
I actually know nothing about the original story, or even the real name of this series? *hides in a corner* And you know this story! *is so thrilled!* ♥ I didn't even know there were comics, I thought there was just a novel! ♥ ♥ ♥ It is so so so adorable! I wonder, is the novel/comic art is as good as the doujin art?
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31st-Jul-2007 01:29 pm (UTC)
I wish you could read Chinese too! I'm not too good at it myself, but it's still better than my Japanese. *wry smile* I'll do my best to translate what I can, and hope that that will do - and even when that fails, a picture speaks a thousand ... squees. XD
31st-Jul-2007 12:03 pm (UTC)
... nngggg. *makes tiny squeaky noises!*

I WANT THIS! OH MY GOD! This is the most beautiful manga I've ever seen! IT'S GORGEOUS! WHERE CAN I GET IT? xD It's so pretty! I never thought anything could make me want to learn Chinese, but this might be it! *laughs*

FOXES! Foxes were my favourite animals until I got my first kitten. xD I used to adore The Animals of Farthing Wood and The Fox and the Hound (though I prefer the Dutch translation of it, which gives them names: Frank and Frey!) AND ANYTHING THAT RESEMBLES FOXES. Like Lady and the Tramp II! ;) The little dog voiced by Alyssa Milano looks like a tiny little fox to me. Her name is Angel and I really think she LOOKS LIKE YUKI!


/spazz ^^;;
31st-Jul-2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
Is it not the most adorable thing ever? ♥ I pretty much fell in love the minute I set eyes on Yuki's human form in SPAZTASTIC MODE, and I never looked back. ♥ Didn't hurt that he made such a cute fox, too: don't you think he would make SUCH A GREAT LPS? xDDD

Since you really liked it, I scanned two more pages for you! yuki being really manipulative (he's pretending to be ill so that he can emotionally blackmail his seme into his seme will bring him to this magical mountain!), and yuki in trouble! He ate an apple that turned him back into his fox form, and he got cornered by these two guys who can't decide whether they want to skin him for his fur (but say that he is too small to make even a glove), or keep him as a pet. Don't worry, the last frame is SEME TO THE RESCUE! ;) I would have scanned you more but my brother wanted the computer. ;)

XDDDD I would be really fascinated if you learned Chinese! :) I found it a really difficult language - but it's so much easier to scanlate in Chinese than it is in Japanese. Probably because I've had Chinese forced down my throat for twelve years.

I think there is a fandom for this, but it is all in Chinese, and I've not yet seen it. XDDDDDD Likewise I am not aware of any icons except those I've made myself. You want fox icons, or icons of THIS fox? XDD

Your fascination with foxes makes me go all XD. I don't think there are any animals I like with the same passion. ;) I didn't think the Alyssa dog looked like a fox, but that's just me. XD

Glad you liked this series so much! I'll go look it up and see if there's more I can turn up! ;)
31st-Jul-2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
THIS IS JUST STUPID SOUYA SPEAKING HERE, DON'T MIND ME. I AM ONLY THROWING OUT RANDOM IDEAS HAHAHA. The title could probably be translated into "Dust of Snow", it's lamer than the original name by a gazillion times, but I guess if this manga has EMO AND ANGSTY moments it will work. Psst look for a poem that goes with this name and you will see why ROFL.
*gets shot*
31st-Jul-2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
Be random with my blessing! ♥ And dude, you are totally not stupid. ;) Thank you for the info about the series: I actually know nothing about the original series, not even the name or the name of the author - what you see up here is my first and only contact with the series. I didn't even know there was a manga, I thought there was only a novel! ;)

Dust of Snow is totally superpretty, and better than my original idea of, "The Falling Snow Turns White" - and you can see already why I didn't attempt to translate the title. ^^;;

my Chinese poem-fu is FAIL INTO THE GROUND except for the really old Tang poems that I was forced to memorise as a child, but I think I might ask around and see if I turn up any poems! XDDD

31st-Jul-2007 12:31 pm (UTC)
...this is so cute. ;;
31st-Jul-2007 01:21 pm (UTC)
♥ I think so too! Nice icon! ;)
31st-Jul-2007 12:55 pm (UTC)
Ok, that's PRETTY. XD Me like.
31st-Jul-2007 01:18 pm (UTC)
I agree whole-heartedly! *griin* It's such a gorgeous series, isn't it? ♥ Man, I only wish it'd been translated into English. ;)
31st-Jul-2007 01:18 pm (UTC)
It's so cute, it's almost painful. ;~;
31st-Jul-2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
It is, isn't it? ♥ Glad to share the so-cute-it-hurts love!
31st-Jul-2007 01:30 pm (UTC)
I saw another cute fox manga at Kino the other day, but I didn't buy it. T.T Looked adorable as well, but if this one hints of yaoi ... :D

It's like if Luke changed into Mieu on a regular basis!

Nao !
31st-Jul-2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
I normally have less than no interest in foxes or in fox manga, but this one was so cute and the art was so pretty that I made an exception! ♥

XDDD I think this one hints of yaoi, but I don't know what the original work is like: apparently there is a manga and a novel! ♥ Cool!

XD I didn't know you were into cute foxes! ;) Luke would make a cute fox, what with the red hair, the green eyes, and the reallly genki attitude.

You might make a cute fox, yourself. ♥

XDDDD!! Trust you to notice that one comment about Luke and Mieu squirrelled away in the torrent of images! XDDD But y not?! See, it could totally work!

31st-Jul-2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
Awwww, the cover art is gorgeous! Reminds me of the youkai in Yu Yu Hakusho doujinshi. What is this, a Chinese mangaka? Or one of those Taiwanese translations?
31st-Jul-2007 02:16 pm (UTC)
! I love your icon! It's so pretty! ♥

I haven't actually read any YYH doujin before, but as long as the youkai are pretty, I'm figuring it's a compliment? ;) I never was very interested in YYH due to the art, because I am intensely superficial. XD

This was originally a Chinese novel, written by 籽 兔 (that's apparently the author's name... it better be a pen name, XDD). The title of the novel is 落雪成白. Apparently the Chinese BL scene is - incredibly vibrant. *grin*
31st-Jul-2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
*squees and wants*

It's really pretty... I need to go look for it now. O_O
31st-Jul-2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
XDD!! I'm glad you liked! *beams* omg, I hope you get it! *beams* And that the art is as pretty as this! ;)

Also, your icon is so appropriate. ;) I imagine Yazoo could be looking at Chibi Kadaj with a bow. ;)
31st-Jul-2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
This is a very cute series XD... I happpen to have copies of a few of the comics...
31st-Jul-2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
It is such a cute series, isn't it? ;) I knew nothing about it until Sunday night! ;)

You - you do? Have copies of a few of the comics? ♥ Are they... for sale? Because if they are I totally would buy them! ♥
31st-Jul-2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
Ohh! okay, so THIS was the fox-kid story you and Omi were talking about. Lol. Was a bit confused for the moment. ^_^ The manga art is so lovely!! As compared to 沉醉东风 and 铁公鸡...*sighs* ^_^ Does this make you want to read the original story? XD There is also a sequel to this story too! But focused on Xueqiu's friend and Erlang Shen. Interested? XD
31st-Jul-2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
It is so so so pretty, and yes, this is the one! My apologies for not being able to be more specific before, I wasn't too sure about the real name of the series. ;) And yes, I totally want to read the original story now! (Although the cover looks a little shota. *laughs*)

If the sequel has Xueqiu appearing in it, I'm interested! ♥

...oh sobs! So his name really is Xueqiu! I was hoping for a while that'd it'd be a more... dignified name. ;) Xueqiu makes me think that he'd be hurled at his enemies in the event of a fight. Not to mention... it's such a cute name.
31st-Jul-2007 08:28 pm (UTC)
It's so cute~ X.X Right now, I'm currently hating my inability to read chinese. TT.TT
1st-Aug-2007 03:33 am (UTC) - AND RANDOMLY....
落雪成白 - the meaning is somewhere along the lines of the falling snow turns the world/view/scenery white. XD
籽 兔 zi3 tu4 - went to check out the dictionary, it's actually the word for seed! which still doesn't make any sense, unless.... seed rabbit? seedling rabbit??? LOL
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