Would you consider a story in which Shikadai is biologically Gaara and Shikako’s and raised by Shikamaru and Temari. An oops baby, surrogacy, or genetic donation for possible senarios

Uh… not so much… I mean… I full on went into it here back when I was writing a lot of the next gen “Our Share of the World” ficlets, but basically… it’s not something that is compatible with my own personal headcanons of the involved characters.

And there’s also the fact that in my head it’s just: he definitely exists in canon Boruto which doesn’t have Shikako. (Also, also, according to DoS there’s basically birth control no jutsu which makes accidental pregnancy highly improbable).

I mean, definitely feel free to have that as your own headcanon for Shikadai; but it’s not something that I’d pick up for my own collection. I quite like the idea of Shikako just being Shikadai’s bewilderingly powerful aunt who is always on crazy adventures.

And I just really love the idea that Gaara would be the kind of person to adopt children leading into the next gen sand siblings (regardless of being in a relationship with Shikako or not).

Although even if Shikadai was biologically Gaara and Shikako’s, if he’s still raised by Shikamaru and Temari then I don’t see much of a story happening that isn’t needlessly “you’re not my real mom” or whatever which is unappealing on a huge level and also, irritatingly, maybe what’s going on with Sarada and Sakura? No, thank you.

Also, I just wanted to add that I really liked the initial vision of it, with the ninja!PR-equivalent and Shikaku confused and impressed at the buck who gets his antlers stuck in trees (which is an amusing image for Shikako to be filling, too ^_^ )

Thanks! Yeah, the weird bleak future fic thing is in no way canon for that particular ‘verse, it was just the only thing that would be written.

I’ve got a little snip of a snip to share as a prompt, if you’d be okay with that? I’ve got vague plans to include it in a story later, but no better place to share it than wiith you (I think you’d make excellent use of it, if it sparked some inspiration in you). ?

I would love to see it, lionheadbookends! I’m just a little worried that… well, sometimes whenever I see another author execute a concept before I do I tend to feel unmotivated to tackle that myself, and I wouldn’t want to do the same thing to you. I mean, I love getting prompts, don’t get me wrong, and I would love it if whatever I write helps you turn your vague plans into reality, I just wouldn’t want to overstep my boundaries and discourage you instead.

If you’re not worried about a conflict of interest, per se, then hells yeah send it my way! I tend to over analyze and worry about things others might not, so you can just ignore my own trepidation.

team 7 moving into a house together tho. and then kakashi comes over and sleeps on the couch.

I kiiiinda ranted about something similar/related to this earlier (pre-Kinokawa’s birth, but the concept could still hold easily I think). It’s pretty short but it was fun to reread nonetheless, so hopefully you also enjoy it, anon 🙂

I meant that it wasn’t a “would you ever write” question, lol. :) And I meant “he” in reference to Ibiki. In my mind it went “Aoba talks to Kisuke, who reports to Ibiki, and because of that close interaction, Aoba has to deal with how scary Ibiki is as well as the various deities.”

Oh, okay. That makes sense. 🙂

I think there’d definitely be one point when Aoba is getting menaced by a deity and in his head he’s just like… Ibiki is way scarier than this. And then he’d be horrified by the thought of Ibiki being himself with additional ~CELESTIAL POWERS~ and that’s what makes him flinch.

Yeah, I am a different anon. Thanks for the early bday wishes; I love all the detail you go into for the post! I am however also the Homeward Bounders / Gardens anon, which not to be too spoilery or anything but one line in one of your Counterclockwise works reminded me very much of said book. As for eaten asks it is a documented problem that if a user doesn’t use a space after an ellipsis that asks get eaten so I avoid that punctuation altogether.


Hello to both of you anons!

Mobius+birthday+homeward bounders!anon: thanks for the info! 🙂 I had no idea that ellipsis in asks make it more edible for tumblr! ~Learning new things every day~

I am both A) pleased that you’ve read my Counterclockwise works and B) a little concerned about what happens in Homeward Bounders–even more than what you’ve already mentioned–because I try very hard to make Counterclockwise kind of bleak and ominous so… oh dear.

Time-travel!anon: Hopefully mobius!anon’s tip about punctuation helps as well? I love hearing about–then brainstorming–about time travel shenanigans, so I’d hate to miss out on any cool asks on the topic.

I don’t want to be rude, or seem like I’m rushing you, but based on your reactions, you likely haven’t gotten the ask I sent about how interesting I thought an out-of-order student/teacher relationship would be–do you have any advice on how soon after a sent message I should send another without being rude or pressuring you?

I don’t think I got that one either, anon? I think tumblr has been particularly hungry lately…

The closest thing I got that somewhat matches what you are referring to of out-of-order-student/teacher relationship might be this? But that seemed more like a mere mention than a cohesive idea?

The only other asks that are in my inbox (which I received only today–February 27th) are an anon’s prompt for a mobius story and @hbkmzk’s DoS prompt. Like with most prompts, I’ll try to get to those ASAP, generally my turn around time is within three days at most (unless I’m VERY swamped which, given tumblr is eating all of my asks, is not the case here)

I think maybe the problem here, anon, is that you’re anonymous. If you had an account I would say send me a chat message the day after you send an ask that way I can confirm whether or not I received it. But because you’re anonymous, as far as I know, each ask is a different person entirely and there’s no continuity. Like this ask just now seems a little rude to me because as far as I’m concerned it’s like a random person I never met is bursting out of the crowd and asking why I never responded to them? Whereas for you, I’m the rude one because you said something to me and I just ignored you.

Which is not the case, anon: I answer every ask I get. The problem is I’m apparently NOT GETTING THEM?

I think the best way to deal with this on your end, anon (besides, maybe, getting off anon and using an account?) is that if you’ve sent multiple asks and I answer a later one with no reference whatsoever to the earlier one then that probably means I didn’t get the earlier one. At which point, feel free to send in the earlier one with a disclaimer like “sent this in earlier, but I don’t think you got it, sending it in again, etc. etc.”

The only thing I can do on my end–which is what I have been doing and will continue to try to do, as I think it’s just a really good practice–is to answer every ask as soon as I get them (I may queue them, but my queue is rarely longer than three posts and I always put asks to the top anyway) and answer them in order of when I receive them.

tl;dr: tumblr is apparently eating a lot of my asks. Anon status makes it really hard for me to tell who you are (for obvious reasons) so I can’t figure out a continuity for asks that don’t exist. I answer asks generally within three days and in order of when I receive them.