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02 September 2010 @ 10:01 am
It's Orihime's bday officially now, Tokyo-time!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY INOUE ORIHIME! You’ve been fifteen and sixteen years old in the Bleach manga for almost ten years now, and I’ve been loving you for most of that decade! Here, I drew a special pic for you!
Deviant art link: http://debbiechan.deviantart.com/#/d2xqlay


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You’d think that it would be Ishida Uryuu I would have drawn solo more than any other Bleach character over the years, right? Nope, it’s Orihime. Most of my art sucks but I did manage to pick a few favorites to share for Orihime’s birthday. I realize my style and technique are all over the place, lol, but my love for this character has always been steadfast!


From 2006   http://debbiechan.deviantart.com/gallery/#/dj6zyy  Lying Down and Looking Up. I wrote “whenever I feel like like utter crap, I want to draw or write Orihime.” LOL, it’s true.


2007 http://debbiechan.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d124a7u Shooting Tsubaki in Hueco Mundo.  Three years ago I wished for it. Sigh.


2007 Drawn for BA Holiday contest. I like this one because I worked so hard on it and my sparkles paid off. http://debbiechan.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d1713k0 Festive Season

I’ve re-used those hairpin templates I drew so many times now.


2007  Eye Candy. http://debbiechan.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d13vd73 Thank You 10K Hits Don’t know why I went with the anime gray eyes—I always go with the brown. Maybe I was thinking an OOC sort of Orihime because I don’t really like the anime Orihime, and I don’t see Hime as a pin-up girl. Woo with the too pinky skintones.


2007 Sad piece but I’m a little moody remember. http://debbiechan.deviantart.com/gallery/#/dt353i Seppuku


2008 http://debbiechan.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d1ewpgv  Five is Where the Heart Lies


2008 http://debbiechan.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d1m5wj1 ChizuHime  I guess this pairing won’t offend anyone. <3 My graphics tablet died while I was drawing it.


2008 http://debbiechan.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d1mcrnr Pencil Orihime


2009 http://debbiechan.deviantart.com/art/Orihime-Bday-9-3-09-135786714  Last’s Year’s Bday Art


I’ve also written a lot of Orihime fic. Most of it has been pairing fic. I’ll spare you the IshiHime fic since that’s what I’ve got gobs of—here are some of my Orihime solo short pieces.



http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/24616.html "I Don’t Like Girls"

Description: PG13. Tatsuki and Orihime face middle school bitches and presuppositions about gender.



http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/42464.html "What’s A Dyke?"

 Description: PG13 Two very different girls become close friends. Somewhat of a sequel to I Don't Like Girls



http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/46187.html  "Little Miss Perfect"

 Description:  PG13 A series of vignettes from Orihime’s life.  She’s the girl we envy.  She’s the goodness we resist. Why? What’s so funny ’bout Peace, Love, and Understanding?  The Bleach manga (not the anime) reveals that Orihime was born to abusive parents, surely the greatest disadvantage to a happy life and a sense of self-worth one can start with, so from where did her optimism come?  And why do magical girls like Orihime exist?



http://www.mediaminer.org/fanfic/view_ch.php/128969/442861#fic_c "Not Crying"

 Rated G  Rukia and Orihime. Takes place just before chapter 230. Introspection, barest plot, no yuri (for those who were hoping). This story seems to have disappeared from bleachness so I may have to repost it. I’m serious—I can’t find it anywhere.



http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/444469.html  "Goodbye and Be Well"

 Description: PG for sadness. Orihime introspection.



6 is for Tsubaki (these may sting a little?)


I’m including the following three fics because they’re Orihime-centric even though they explore Orihime’s canon love for Ichigo. They received mostly positive responses from IchiOri fans although the first one did get me called “a thorn in the side of the fandom” (my first Bleach flame I think) on Kurosaki_clinic and the second got me called “a special kind of crazy” on Bleach Exile. The third one went unnoticed, I think.


http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/13822.html#cutid1 "True Love and Swirly Skirts"

 Rated G


http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/483961.html  "A Speck of Sand or Maybe a Star"

 Description: PG13. Canon timeline exploration of Orihime's feelings for Ichigo. Spoilers for Arrancar arc. Orihime-centric, brief appearances by Sora, Ichigo, Rukia, Matsumoto, Ulquiorra, Ishida.


http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/154105.html#cutid2 "Twelve Hours"

 Rated G



And I’m including this one because the focus is Orihime and it’s not pairing-oriented. It’s a death fic though but … what is the true meaning of sacrifice? The characters are Ichigo, Ishida and Orihime solo at the end:

 http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/52429.html#cutid1 "One Reason Alone"

 Description: R. Set after the return from Hueco Mundo. The mission failed.

7. Lagniappe

Some yuri thrown in for good measure:


http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/236249.html#cutid1 "Too Much of A Good Thing"

 Description: R. One-shot. Chizuru and Orihime spend the night together. (Comedy)


http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/26087.html "Not Floating"

 Warning: NC17 YURI. Sex between teenage anime girls. This story contains mild spoilers for post-Soul Society chapters.  It takes place just before chapter 230 and the day when Orihime is abducted. This story follows my other Rukia and Orihime fic “Not Crying.”


Gah, and just looking through my folders, I’ve written so many drabbles I’ve even forgotten I’ve written some of them.


Anyways, whilst we’re remembering years past …



I sincerely apologize for not having been the best community owner I could’ve been in the past year, but I did try. I do hope that the coming year with one of my homeschooled kids in school now that I’ll be able to be more on guard. Thank you to the moderators who’ve stayed up nights trying to honor bleachness ' attitude of promoting discourse, having fun, and keeping lively while not making personal attacks or spreading misinformation. Again, I have to ask the membership to help report what you don’t like to me or mods via PM.


Happy birthday Orihime and L’Shana Tova to those who celebrate the upcoming Jewish New Year.

Super Nintendo Chalmers: Orihime IIstrawberries_85 on September 2nd, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
WOOT, Happy birthday 'Hime! Hoping we'll see her again soon.
_debbiechan_: Orihime Avie by Jenni_debbiechan_ on September 2nd, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)

Ah that avie. Rusky's art. <3333

I'm beyond impatient insofar as seeing Hime goes. But what else can I do but wait for Sensei! I know he's going to deliver!
Super Nintendo Chalmers: Orihime Istrawberries_85 on September 2nd, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
That has become my fave Orihime fanart, ever. <3 Look I even have two versions, hahaha.

It's a bit nerve wracking to be honest. I want to see her again, but I'm a little scared of what Kubo has planned.
secila80: Orihime determinedsecila80 on September 2nd, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Orihime!!! Love your 2010 offering, deb, Hime looks so happy in her fabulous (and really comfy-looking) stockings.
flippantsoupflippantsoup on September 2nd, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
Nice work! Happy birthday to Orihime!
_debbiechan_: meow_debbiechan_ on September 2nd, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)

Nice to see you around again, Kakashi!
flippantsoupflippantsoup on September 2nd, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks, good to see you're still going strong too. Though I'm not really around yet. I will be when Orihime is back in the manga. Expect too much of me then. :D
luminous85: Excitedluminous85 on September 2nd, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
Yay! Inoue's birthday!! I can think of no better way to celebrate than here with one of the most dedicated Bleach fans out there. Your works are an inspiration, written and drawn!
self-proclaimed cookie monsterxxboo_radleyxx on September 2nd, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
oooo pretty leggings....
oh gallant piglet,: rukihimeaizome on September 2nd, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
It's raining here right now. XD Only it's the kind of rain where you can see the break in the oncoming clouds, with sun peeking out on the horizon.

Happy Birthday Orihime! (That's as close to poetry as I can get, lol.)
mezzo_marinaiomezzo_marinaio on September 2nd, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
Ooooh - loveliest eyes ever, debbie. :3

Her pose is also quite fascinating - it reminds me of a sunflower, opening up to the sun. Very relaxed, relieved and accepting... something that hopefully our Hime will soon be in the manga itself (as well as HAPPY). :D

A great birthday to our girl and a big hug to you, debbie! :D May the poor girl be awarded the awesome prize of an appearance in the manga sometime this year... XD