7.15.2010

Raizo/Mika

This is a regularly updated post listing works of fiction featuring Raizo and Mika of Ninja Assassin (see The Addicts' Circle).

Why Fiction?

"Fanfiction" - whether well-written or otherwise - is a powerful literary and sociological tool.  Firstly, it is proof that the evolution of media has not killed the written word; the written word has simply evolved too.  People haven't stopped reading; they're just more likely to read online.

Secondly, it shows how different people think, how they see other people, and how they see themselves.  Many sociologists could answer a lot of questions about our society if they would simply read fanfiction.

Thirdly, fiction of this sort is empowering to those who would otherwise not see themselves portrayed positively in media.  For Blasian supporters, this is particularly important, as this genre has been regularly hindered and derailed by mainstream (and even indie) media.

Raizo/Mika fiction is important because Ninja Assassin is one of the few Hollywood films which emphasizes the sexiness and desirability of Asian men.  Even though we don't get to see the protagonist express his sexuality, we are still shown it is there.

And now...without further ado...

"Oh, Mika, Mika" - written by Ankhesen Mié as a quick example for non-POC on how to heathily portray characters of color.  Takes place post-movie; after the fall of Ozunu, Raizo and Mika fall into the good graces of the Clan of the Red Sand...or so they think.

"Scars" & "Summer" - two oneshots written by the admirable Aleksiina, for fans who just want to get to the "cookies".

"Essential" - a charming, endearing ficlet by Cinnamon, given just the perfect dash of naughty.

32 comments:

  1. Guys - if you want to see this take off for real, start scribbling & providing Moi with links!

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  2. I intend to work on my Mika/Raizo story soon. It's a bit tricky though because I also wish to write original blasian stories with the intent of submitting a script to a network in a year or so (it must be translated and years worth of paperwork needs to be completed). Of course, those stories wouldn't require ninjas or excessive bloodshed. ;)

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  3. I should be able to get back to Mika/Raizo in early August, during my field trip to Osaka. I wish more people would agree to write this fiction. We are definitely in a position to overtake it whether there's a sequel or not.

    Anyway, I'm on it! While I can't violate my family's privacy by voicing too much about our personal lives, I sure as hell can write about two people in love who just happened to have different skin colors.

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  4. Amen! Get on that!

    Any other takers?

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  5. Where are the other takers? Why is there reluctance? Because the movie was so slim on details, we have more room to navigate. I might be tied up in early August (more folks are going down south), but I haven't forgotten this beloved couple. Like I said, I completely heart them!!! I dream constantly about a love scene though I don't currently have the vocabulary to write it...

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  6. Where are the other takers?

    I'd love to write a Mika/Raizo fic, because this couple definitely needs and deserves more stories to be told about their epicness, but I'd want to do it justice, you know? In fact, I have a whole plot summary written out for a story that wouldn't get out of my head. But you know how it is...I go through my "it sucks" one day and "it's great" the next. The hardest part for me is starting. I stare at "Chapter One" blank page, basically knowing where I want the story to begin, but not quite sure how to start it (if that makes sense).

    Anybody got any ideas on how to get over that hump? I know, I know...just start writing. That doesn't always work so well for me though...I'm my own worst enemy sometimes. I love to write, but that's always been my biggest problem. Needless to say, it hinders me quite a bit, especially when I write fiction. Help!!!

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  7. @cinnamon

    Instead of focusing on the beginning, perhaps you can try a less-linear approach and write the part that speaks to you the most or perhaps just write out the summary you have in your head in general terms instead of specifics. When the time is right, perhaps things will come together the way you wish them to be.

    I have the advantage of knowing that I am not a creative writer, so I'm not particularly hard on myself. I basically write to unload useless information cluttering my brain. My Uhura/Sorta Spock piece was going to hell because I wanted to write about her complex African heritage, but my muse was still fixated on Kant. I decided to go with the flow and things turned around.

    Oddly enough, Mika and Raizo are formulating in my mind without distraction. My biggest problem now is the sex... Raizo is cut up, so there must be delayed gratification. He doesn't agree. Men...

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  8. Instead of focusing on the beginning, perhaps you can try a less-linear approach and write the part that speaks to you the most or perhaps just write out the summary you have in your head in general terms instead of specifics.

    Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely file this away. For this story though, I think I may have figured out what the problem was. I was approaching it all wrong. I was trying to tell the story instead of letting the characters tell the story. Mika, Raizo and I had a nice little chat, and things are cool...at least for the time being. We'll see how it goes.

    My biggest problem now is the sex...

    I've never written smut before, so you're one up on me. But any Mika/Raizo multi-chap fic that I write must contain smut. Got to. So I'll just have to get over my shyness.

    Raizo is cut up, so there must be delayed gratification. He doesn't agree. Men...

    LOL!!! Oh, I can't wait to read this!

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  9. Mika, Raizo and I had a nice little chat, and things are cool...at least for the time being. We'll see how it goes..

    LOL - crazy woman!

    I've never written smut before, so you're one up on me. But any Mika/Raizo multi-chap fic that I write must contain smut. Got to. So I'll just have to get over my shyness.

    Um...does anyone remember my initial shyness with "Adult Content"?

    Don't worry, Cin (ooh)...once those floodgates open....

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  10. Can't forget this one: "Summer" by Aleksiina.

    One big cookie, and oh so hot!

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  11. @Ankh
    Um...does anyone remember my initial shyness with "Adult Content"?

    Girl, please. The first time I read those stories, my eyebrows went past my hairline to the nape of my neck. They were filled with such smutty, nasty goodness, I remember being surprised that it was your first time. I doubt I can get down like that, but then again, anything's possible. :)

    BTW, are we ever going to get Kamaria and Sinoyal's vignette or even their own story? I just love those two!

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  12. If I get overwhelming requests, I'm sure I can hook you guys up.

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  13. @cinnamon

    I've never written smut before, so you're one up on me.

    My complete fandom reputation is based upon smut being much more important than the plot. I've written so much smut, I'm not sure there's anything left to do...where penetration is concerned. I know my various couples have completed the Kama Sutra.

    I can't write smut now because my husband comes home a decent hour and I'm no longer a single wife. When he used to work late, I had frustrations to work through. ;) Despite this lack of "need" Raizo might turn out to be a wee bit of a freak.

    Good luck with your story. I am looking forward to reading it.

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  14. @Hateya
    Raizo might turn out to be a wee bit of a freak.

    Pretty please with Rain on top? (I'll leave it up to you whether that was an intended pun or not).

    Isn't it sad that out of everthing you wrote, this is what I zeroed in on? Y'all are such a bad influence. :)

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  15. Good luck with your story. I am looking forward to reading it.

    Thanks, but I can't make any promises. We'll see how it goes...

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  16. @ Cinnamon

    Adding "Summer" now....

    Aleksiina knows where it's at!

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  17. Another pairing we should explore on this site: Uhura/Sulu.

    According to Memory-Alpha, Sulu always had a crush on Uhura; unlike with Spock, his hints were made quite obvious, as evidenced by episodes such as "The Naked Time" and "Mirror, Mirror."

    I wonder if a Sulu/Spock/Uhura triangle will ever be explored in the reboot.

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  18. @ Ankh - I remember from TOS how Sulu was feelin' Uhura. I really have to rethink those 2. Saw "Takers" tonight. Lawd Have Mercy. Ealy, Elba, Walker, Rodriguez and Christiansen damn near killed me. The ladies were happy fo sho!

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  19. @Ankhesen

    Uhura/Sulu has always worked for me and it's working much much better with Zoe and John.

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  20. Are there no interesting new fics with these two?

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  21. I've read all your stories and I couldn't help but comment here. They were all awesome and I adored 'Oh Mika, Mika' the most (Rain/Raizo amirite?) I would die if I could write for you guys!

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  22. @ ChaoticDarkness

    Got it. Took it off here for your convenience.

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  23. @ Ankhesen Mie` Thank you so much. I had to delete it once because I accidentally posted it twice. Lol I'm such a dork XD

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  24. I'd be happy to write for this pairing.

    However, I'd need a beta(someone to read over it and critique me as I go)

    I also would really prefer to write a Rain/Jung Jihoon fic with a black girl.

    so I dunno
    but yea i'd love to write....just need a beta.

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  25. personally

    I'd feel comfortable writing without a beta if it were a Jung Jihoon(Rain) fic I was writing. I feel more equipped to write to Jihoon's(outside of Rain) personality. Which can be adorable, funny, and sexy.

    I feel like with Raizo, I'd have to have someone more attuned to that character than I am to proofread what I'm writing to make sure it's true to character. Ya know, to keep me from writing Jihoon quirks into a Raizo character lol.

    and also...if i write for Raizo/Mika would the fic have to be canon for folks to like it?

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  26. I just read Oh, Mika, Mika and just wanted to say THANK YOU!! The story was all sorts of awesomeness. I had to go back and reread some of the steamier parts. I just watched the movie last night, so it was easy for me fall back into the rhythm of the story. I really enjoyed it. The writing was really solid. I especially liked the author’s notes at the beginning of each chapter. This would be a great novel. This was my first intro to fan fiction and I'm thoroughly impressed.

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  27. So, I just watched NA a few weeks ago and fell in love with Mika/Raizo. The tension between these two was so thick; there was crazy chem; and they were throwing hella vibes. And I'm not going to start to talk about the sexiness that is Rain. *fans self*

    Anyway, after watching the movie, I hit the web looking for the Mika/Raizo fandom and I'm glad to know I'm not the only one in love with this ship.

    Much appreciation to the fanfic writers. I've read "Oh Mika, Mika" which was great and intend to read all the others.

    I know I am late to the party, but if anyone is in the mood for more gushing let me know, lol.

    Is it lame that I am watching NA for the umpteenth time as I type this? LMAO!!!

    If there is any other place on the web I need to be to get more Mika/Raizo, please let me know.

    ~Almoundy~

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  28. lol

    i'm happy to say that i finally have a plot bunny.

    However it's a Raizo/Mika/Original BW Character fic....so there's two pairings lol our Raizo's very popular with the ladies lol.

    I hope that wouldn't turn people off from it.

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