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Day 62 [Mar. 26th, 2009|08:13 pm]
The Zatara Diaries

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[Current Music |Oh Comely: Neutral Milk Hotel]


11:22 AM So basically, this book is all about meditation and stuff. Well. Mostly. A lot of it has do to with how magic works and building up your power supply so that you can do more for longer. Magic, apparently, is all about making the universe listen to you. There was a whole chapter about magical theory and alternate dimensions and what have you, but it’s not really important right now. Anyway, you have to concentrate really, really hard with all the force of your will, which I already knew, obviously, but the trick is making the force of your will really, really strong. The stronger it is, the less effort you will have to put into doing things, and the less tired you’ll be afterwards. Some people are better at this than others—like me. And Zatanna, I guess. What this means is I have to meditate and focus my will, which I simply can’t do on an empty stomach. I hope this doesn’t take too long, as I don’t want to spend weeks here just meditating. Whatever. I’m getting breakfast, and then I’m getting started.

12:00 PM Meditation is boring. Who knew?

1:14 PM Meditation: still boring. I seem to recall Raven enjoyed it. Would it be too out there for me to call and ask for advice? I can’t quite get into it.

1:39 PM The good news is that she’s coming over. The bad news is that I had to tell her my entire life story in order to convince her that I wasn’t interested. She better not tell anyone, is all I have to say on the matter. Nobody else needs to know exactly what I did during homecoming freshman year. I mean, honestly. Couldn’t she just empath it out of me? Oh look, she’s here. God, kill me.

5:56 PM Well, that was fairly productive, I guess. I can cast spells on myself now, but it really takes a lot out of me. You have no idea how much food I just ate. No idea. Raven’s coming over every day for the rest of the week, after which I should be fairly good at this. I’m really not sure what I’m going to do afterwards, though. I have a few weeks between now and Oprah, and not a lot to do in between. I could have Bunny book a few shows in the US, I suppose. I think that seems like the best course of options.

5:58 PM God. I’m really feeling…dreary, I suppose? I thought meditation made you feel good, as opposed to this vaguely nasty bleakness I’ve got going over here. Perhaps I’m just tired from those spells, or perhaps Raven really isn’t the cheeriest of training buddies. Such an interesting girl, though. I wish I’d gotten to know her a bit better when I was still on the Titans. Of course, that whole situation with Eddie made that practically impossible, but it would’ve been nice. Speaking of Eddie, I might as well call him. If anything can lift my spirits, you know.

9:03 PM Mm. I do feel a bit better, actually. I don’t even remember half of what we talked about, but I feel better anyway. He’s so—I don’t know. Whatever. I’m really extraordinarily tired. Looks like it’s going to be an early night.



Sorry it's so short. I didn't mean to make it that way, it just...happened? The next one will be longer, I promise.
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[User Picture]From: shiny_glor_chan
2009-03-27 03:24 pm (UTC)
Short, but still awesome. Poor Zat, meditation does sound incredibly boring. And after meditating with Raven, it totally makes sense that he's bleask. @_@
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[User Picture]From: xlineartx
2009-03-27 07:12 pm (UTC)
She's kind of a Debbie Downer, isn't she?
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[User Picture]From: touch_of_grey37
2009-04-02 05:58 am (UTC)
I was shocked. Zat didn't mention Eddie until the very end. Is his lovesickness wearing off? Or is the meditation helping to keep his raging hormones under control?
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[User Picture]From: xlineartx
2009-04-03 10:55 pm (UTC)
He's just got a lot on his mind right now, magic-wise. He's still got quite a crush, make no mistake.
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[User Picture]From: touch_of_grey37
2009-04-03 11:00 pm (UTC)
Ah. Bettering himself. Are you going to address Eddie's new powerlessness soon? Zat can gripe about how Eddie has never hugged *him* but had no problem whatsoever hugging that, that, who the hell is *Kid Eternity*?!
(ohgod, sorry. My brain fell into Zatara-land of it's own accord.)
Plus, he can totally feel Eddie up without the risk of third-degree burns now! That's fun!
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[User Picture]From: xlineartx
2009-04-04 02:05 am (UTC)
Hah. I kind of got Jossed? I'll address it, but I can't address it canonly.

He did get hugged by Eddie, in the hospital, but Eddie was being careful. Eddie would be signicantly less careful if he was, well, distracted.
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[User Picture]From: touch_of_grey37
2009-04-04 02:41 am (UTC)
Jossed? I don't get it.
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[User Picture]From: xlineartx
2009-04-04 06:05 pm (UTC)
I wrote out a scene that ended the whole dark side club thing and it turned out to end differently than I had portrayed. Like, days 56-58 got disproved by canon.
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[User Picture]From: touch_of_grey37
2009-04-04 07:54 pm (UTC)
Bah, canon. Say, did you read the annual yet? The Static/Cyborg interaction cracks me up.
AND EDDIE HAS THE GREATEST PAJAMAS OF ALL TIME!
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[User Picture]From: xlineartx
2009-04-07 11:33 pm (UTC)
Just the pages on Scans_daily. I refuse to pay money in support of evil!Jericho. HE IS SWEET AND FLUFFYHEADED, GODDAMMIT. Also, I hate it when Cyborg's the villain.

DO THEY HAVE LITTLE PITCHFORKS ON THEM? I HOPE THEY HAVE LITTLE PITCHFORKS ON THEM.
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[User Picture]From: touch_of_grey37
2009-04-08 06:22 am (UTC)
I hate spending money on evil!Joey, too, but Jo would hang me up by my thumbnails if I tried to steal from her store, so there we have it.
AND THEY TOTALLY HAVE LITTLE PITCHFORKS AND THEY'RE *RED* PAJAMAS! SO FREAKING CUTE!
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[User Picture]From: xlineartx
2009-04-08 10:40 pm (UTC)
EEEEE

I THINK I NEED TO SEE THIS

SCANS PLEASE?
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[User Picture]From: touch_of_grey37
2009-04-08 11:22 pm (UTC)
My scanner took a diving leap off of my desk six months ago and is now dead. But lemme check comicvine.
Nope, no pictures of his pajamas, but I did find a spiffy shot of him in his really stupid looking devil suit. He's wearing that again, by the way. With the trident and everything.
Coupled with the long hair...yeah, he's lucky he's a superhero and I love him, or else I'd pretty much HAVE to beat him up for looking so goofy.
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[User Picture]From: xlineartx
2009-04-08 11:49 pm (UTC)
EDDIE

YOU WORE THAT WHEN YOU WERE TWELVE

SOMEBODY BETTER CALL EDNA MODE RIGHT FUCKING NOW

Or failing that, Stephanie Brown. She's sewn up two good costumes herself (okay one was only pretty decent) while Eddie's only nice costume came from Neron. Maybe Static can help? He's got a pretty good look going.
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[User Picture]From: touch_of_grey37
2009-04-09 12:25 am (UTC)
OH MY CROD I THOUGHT THAT TOO.
ESPECIALLY BECAUSE I SAW THE MOVIE LIKE, TWO DAYS AGO.
You think Zat could magic Eddie up a better costume? Oh, wait. Better not let him do that. He'd probably make it assless.
Which would be fun for everyone, but not exactly great to fight crime in.
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[User Picture]From: xlineartx
2009-04-09 10:30 pm (UTC)
No, Zach would just put him in a tuxedo. And then Eddie will be all like, "Man I can't fight crime in a tuxedo" and Zach will be like "Why not?"
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[User Picture]From: touch_of_grey37
2009-04-10 01:20 am (UTC)
"Um, because unless this is some sort of magical, flameproof tuxedo, I'm just going to end up setting it on fire and making myself naked."
"Just as planned!"
"What?"
"Nothing, nothing."
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[User Picture]From: aravistarkheena
2009-04-17 05:07 pm (UTC)
I'll have you know I stayed up until three am last night reading this. I am barely coherent. I'm in a coffee shop as we speak, sucking down the strong shit and hoping to God I do not walk in front of a bus on my way to the train station tonight.

That being said I love your Zatara. I believe I've mentioned this but I cannot stress it enough. :DD

The tiger scene had me laughing so hard my stomach hurt. I love Zat's utter outrage and fear for his bunnies. :D

Also, I love how you're detailing Zatara's studies in magic and giving the whole thing a decent base, back story and explanation. It's not just Zat saying shit backwards. It's very interesting.

I can't wait to read more.
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[User Picture]From: xlineartx
2009-04-17 10:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, most of the magic stuff comes from the DCU. I tried to keep it as close to canon as possible, except where canon went totally batshit crazy as far as Eddie's concerned. I mean, McKeever totally jossed my entire plotline what with his depowering Eddie and all. I will not bitch about that, though. EVEN THOUGH IT WAS THE EASY WAY OUT.

Unfortunately I've got a big project coming up and I probably won't be able to update until the middle of May. Um. Here's the table with all my Zatara fic in it.

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[User Picture]From: touch_of_grey37
2009-06-22 03:31 pm (UTC)
I've got a proposision for you, my dear.
Ever heard of Gaia Online? Aside from being RIDICULOUSLY popular with anime fans, Gaia has a slightly huge DC/Marvel RP base. Among other characters, I've been playing one Eddie Bloomberg. The only active Red Devil on the site, actually. And I desperately need a Zat, because Rose won't stop hitting on me and I need her to stop. Also, having Zat around would just be multiple chances for comedic GOLD. Not to mention that I can't think of anyone better suited to play dear Zachary than you are :3
Imagine it:
Me and you, the only GOOD Jaime player, one of the multiple Roses I've accumulated, and a Megan of some sort. The shenanigans will NEVER END.
Are ya in?
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