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06 April 2011 @ 01:28 pm
Yes folks, as I type this it is already Chad's birthday in Japan and we here at bleachness  will be celebrating until it is no longer his birthday in any part of the world. You are invited to post your offerings to our big wonderful muchacho in comments here. Please be patient with LJ as it site struggles with its DDoS issues and if your comment doesn't post, wait a while and it will post ... eventually. XD

FANWORKS NEW OR OLD, CONGRATS IN GLITTER TEXT, DOODLES, GRAPHICS, PIE, LOVE IN ALL FORMS WELCOME IN THE COMMENTS. Please use discretion and warn for all not-safe-for-work offerings and put them behind links.

CONTEST! Post a manga panel (manga only, not anime) in which Chad appears and write a comment about why Chad rocks your world in this panel. How to post an image in a Live Journal Comment. If all else fails in posting your panel, describe the moment in the manga vividly along with your comment. bleachness mods will choose 3 winners later on and you guys will get some groovy regalos (I have a cutie plush, an Amore e Morte tat, and a widdle Sado-kun sticker). I'll start with the first offering.

This Chad!Fest is dedicated to a dear friend who has been campaigning for a Chad arc for years now. She may never get to see her guy in a white dress but at least she can get the following--a special art from
[info]imlikat ! [info]mezzo_marinaio  was absent from fandom for a few months but she's back now and here ya go, honey--

I'll say more about the birthday boy later. Gah, I love you Sado Yasutora.
Current Mood: energeticfestive!
SummelBaerlisummelbaerli on April 6th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
uuuuuuuuuh~ such a tough choice Dx but I guess I'll just take the panel which made me fall for Chad to begin with:

I think it's just perfect. Shibata is slowly taking his human shape, Chad is leaning against the wall... Shibata's thank you.... aaaah~ I just love that scene <3
_debbiechan_: Chad tatoo_debbiechan_ on April 6th, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
Some of my own Chad offerings.

A short fic for Aizome: “Born Again”
Dime con quién andas, y te dire quién eres. (Tell me with whom you walk, and I will tell you who you are). ~Spanish proverb http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/334587.html

Here's a short drabble in its entirety from the collection "Random Bleach Jazz" (http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/136291.html)

for Adam Epp

jazz: Mignonne (Joseph Lamb, 1901)

Chad slung his guitar case over his shoulder and started down the deserted street. Music played, even though the bars had closed hours ago and most musicians had taken the train to Tokyo to hit the Friday night hot spots. Off the hipsters and guys with girlfriends to impress had gone--to someplace where the action didn’t quit at 2 a.m., far far beyond Karakura Town, to a noisier, more brightly lit reality.

Music played even though Chad didn’t own an iPod. Music played because chord progressions accompanied Chad’s steps whenever he walked. The quieter it was outside, like now, in the pre-dawn, the better he heard his heartbeat and other music inside him. Gutbucket New Orleans stuff sometimes, other times canciones románticas from Abuelo’s old radio and memories of the mournful palomas--not even Japanese pigeons, said to sound like fading ambulances, made such sad clucks and purrs as the Mexican birds.

And Chad would have given you a deadpan look if you asked him if he was lonely. Of course he wasn’t lonely. He liked being wherever his feet brought him. He was self-determining. He chose to follow Abuelo’s advice. He chose a path of righteousness. It was his decision alone to kneel before Urahara-san and asked to be trained.

His heart played its own song.

And Chad listened for others. Part of being a good bass player was following someone else’s fancy lead, knowing when a riff was over and guessing when the chorus was going to swing back in.

Cracks of pink appeared in the gray sky.

Chad imagined that across town someone else was walking for a reason other than to enjoy the stillness. Maybe some girl done with schoolwork for the year and excited about summer vacation. Some drunk guy coming off a buzz. Or a manga-ka who got sore joints from sitting at his desk all night and wanted to see the Real World.

Chad nodded at the image of his Creator as dawn broke across the heavens. “That’s right,” he thought. “You keep on coloring outside the lines.”

shut your mushimlikat on April 6th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
Oh man, do I love this! ♥___♥
_debbiechan_: Chad tatoo_debbiechan_ on April 6th, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)

and another drabble from "Aesthetics and Identity" (http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/100983.html)

for laurie_bunter

1. Aesthetics

“In old American westerns you can tell the good guys from the bad guys by the clothes they wear. Mexicans have thick mustaches and are the bad guys--but if they wear giant sombreros, they’re the funny guys.”

So said Abuelo, but Chad never saw such a movie. After moving back to Okinawa, he missed Mexican telenovelas about women who wore party dresses even to the market. He learned to like Japanese shows about talking animals, and he read about cowboy movies in an American culture textbook.

This book said bad guys fingered their mustaches and wore black capes.

Not wanting to forget his Spanish, Chad read Latino poetry outside class assignments. A Latino poet told him the truth about aesthetics. Pretty kittens, the guy said, get homes. The ugly kittens end up in a bag in a river.

The guys in the band told Chad to get a tattoo. Bass players should cultivate an image, and Chad needed something to offset those loud floral shirts.

The guy at the tattoo shop showed Chad snakes and puppies and alarm clocks. Gorgeous swirling arts, cute and simple arts. Skulls and koi fish and a disembodied female breast.

Chad wanted something cool, a lyric from a song he liked. God is maimed; come let us prey was too depressing. I licked her wounds and ate her rare might get him kicked out of school. He decided on the song’s title, Amor e Morte, but the tattoo artist messed up the spelling and wrote Amore instead of Amor.

Italian instead of Latin.

That was fine.

The meanings mattered and not so much the little shapes that made the letters, but Italian was cool. Italian was sexy….

Chad held up the hand mirror and told himself that the knuckles grasping the handle belonged to a kind person. Even though he could kill you with a strong slap, Chad was more likely to reach out and pull you out of if the gutter if you were down and out. Offer you his big sexy tattooed-in-Italian strength.

More than cool, Chad wanted to be … good and decent. Because Abuelo had wanted him to be that.

When he checked out his new tattoo with the hand mirror, the mirror behind the vanity table was reflected in it, and in that mirror there was another reflection and another and another….

Lots of Sado Yasutoras. Lots of Good Guys.

peca_06peca_06 on April 6th, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC)
OKeee, here it is my Sado "Chado" Yasutora drawing. I made a Wallpaper out of it too, for whomever really wants to put it on their desktop. I'll post that on the DA and in a personal LJ entry as well soon.
I will share my panel and comment later, when I get off work :D. It will be hard to pick from all my favs.


*hope this works, first time embedding on a comment* if there is a problem let me know >.>

Sado Yasutora

Messy M.vicious_melange on April 6th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, SEXY.
Re: HAPPY B-DAY CHADO - _debbiechan_ on April 6th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: HAPPY B-DAY CHADO - imlikat on April 6th, 2011 10:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: HAPPY B-DAY CHADO - mezzo_marinaio on April 7th, 2011 12:01 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: HAPPY B-DAY CHADO - peca_06 on April 7th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: HAPPY B-DAY CHADO - la_kalaka on April 7th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: HAPPY B-DAY CHADO - strawberries_85 on April 7th, 2011 08:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: HAPPY B-DAY CHADO - aizome on April 7th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ivixie: silky smooth hairivixie on April 6th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)

I guess this is more Chad~Ichigo friendship, buut I love it more than words can describe, because Chad is Ichigo's Best Bud ;D
peca_06peca_06 on April 6th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
Aww , love these scene <333
Warms my heart.
He is Ichi's best friend indeed ;)
shut your mushimlikat on April 6th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)

This fight is when I fell irrevocably in love with Chad :D

Look at the guy. He can't see ghosts, he doesn't know what he's fighting, yet he's not at all afraid. He's risking his life against enemies he knows nothing about to protect a little boy's spirit trapped in a bird, and to help an acquaintance out. On top of that, he doesn't show even a hint of condescending to Rukia; they are equals, fighting together, and he doesn't act like Rukia needs rescuing. He's there to help :D

To top it off, he pull a freaking telephone pole out of the ground, and starts swinging it around! How badass is that? Then he launches Rukia into the air! Amazing :D
shut your mushimlikat on April 6th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
And then some arts :)

Happy Birthday Chad!!!

And then I drew him some birthday fluff. It's Sado/Ishida, PG, but there is a lot of manly chest on display, lol, so I link it.

I've also put all my Chad pictures in one folder, or at least I think I got all of them :D Oh man, so NSFW. Mostly Sado/Ishida, some solo stuff and Sado/Ishida/Orihime.

Thank you for holding the Chadfest, debbiechan! I love this guy, and it's so great to see him getting some attention <3
mezzo_marinaiomezzo_marinaio on April 7th, 2011 12:12 am (UTC)

*obligatory drooling interval*

Nothing can cheer up one's soul more quickly than receiving a ComeHither!Look from El Chado, really. XDDDD

...BTW, never really noticed before how aesthetically pleasing Chad and Orihime are together. *blinks* Really. Maybe it's their warm coloring...
(no subject) - imlikat on April 7th, 2011 04:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - strawberries_85 on April 7th, 2011 08:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - aizome on April 7th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
aspenwolftribeaspenwolftribe on April 6th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
WOW Happy birthday Chad!
mezzo_marinaiomezzo_marinaio on April 6th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)


So much Chad goodness, it's - it's unbeliavable! XDDDD

THANK YOU FOR THIS FEST, DEBBIE. And thanks to everyone who contributed and will contribute to celebrate this day! Ooooh, I could stare at that handsome face all day, imlikat! ♥♥♥

I'll be including livejournal in my thanks, too, if it proves to be good and actually manages to stay up until the end for once! :D

I'm so glad to be back... and in the middle of a Chad frenzy, to boot! :DDDDD *ogles everywhere* But I don't want this to be about me, so! XD Here's my very own offering for our awesome birthday boy! *lovelovelove*

My drawings

P.S. I've still not given up on that white dress, debbie! XD Though, well, I WOULD settle for a loincloth.

Oh, man, I'd SO settle for a loincloth... *drools*
_debbiechan_: ORIHIME TONGUE_debbiechan_ on April 7th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)


*throws a white dress over him!*

*tears it off*
(no subject) - imlikat on April 7th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - la_kalaka on April 7th, 2011 04:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - strawberries_85 on April 7th, 2011 08:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - peca_06 on April 7th, 2011 02:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - aizome on April 7th, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
_debbiechan_: Chad tatoo_debbiechan_ on April 7th, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)

A deviation by Killer-sweet I fancied recently
dA link here: http://killer-sweet.deviantart.com/gallery/26894857#/d3bhohp

Super Nintendo Chalmers: Chad <3strawberries_85 on April 7th, 2011 08:31 am (UTC)
I can't remember one specific page or panel where I really liked Chad, but it was his interactions with Shibata that had me sold. He's such a loving, gentle giant yet quite wise too, and though I hardly fangirl over Chad as much as some other characters, it is difficult not to see what an amazing person and friend he is. Everyone needs a Chad in their life. Trufax.
_debbiechan_: smile_debbiechan_ on April 7th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
As a mod I'm not eligible for prizes for comment/panel postings but I wanted to share some of my faves. I love Kubo's volume doodles and this one from chpt 39 before Chad got his powers--ahhhhh, all that willpower in that sketchy hand:

Then this enddoodle from 160! I had some good friends, including my best fandom friend from long ago, Justine, ship ChadHime, but I never got into the ship. He was always so attentive and observant of her, from this moment when he realized he just accepted Yoruichi's offer to train w/no hesitation. Later he would defend her to Urahara about her right to be on the front lines simply because she is a nakama, never mind her proven abilities or liabities. Here I can't tell if he's concerned or awed but it seems a bit of both and it makes me smile. imlikat is making me ship ChadHime for realz now but seeing panels like this one makes me just love his attention to her:

And hahahaha, I've always LOOOOOOVED the following panel from right after the SS arc where Ishida makes design experiments fail for everyone except for his dress for Rukia. Chad's never really been an accurate observer of Ishida in my view--earlier in the manga he questioned whether Ishida would indeed show up to accompany the gang for SS and Orihime fought him and said Ishida would. Chad said sensitive people are the most complicated and probably underestimated Ishida's strengths. I don't think he really gets Ishida and here, lol, I have the feeling he mistakes Ishida's sexual orientation... may just be me. This panel made me laugh.

Of course, I ship Chad/Ishi gladly these days. They're an aesthetic treasure of contrasts.
shut your mushimlikat on April 10th, 2011 12:54 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh, that sketchy hand! It's crazy how such a simple little drawing can be so effective... I remember the first time I was reading the manga, and I came across that, and my throat just tightened up and I felt like I might cry. I love Kubo-sensei so much for little things like that.
loverofstoriesloverofstories on April 7th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
Fanart by 瀧 aka Waterfall on Pixiv:

I love Chad and his friendship with Ichigo and his backstory about his grandfather... <3 I think it's so cute that he likes little cute things, and he is an awesome friend.
oh gallant piglet,: chadaizome on April 7th, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
oh Chad,

I can't choose one frame, so I'll pick the part of the story when I officially fell for him:

That whole fight against Shrieker and Yuuichi's konso sold me. After that, every chapter/scene he was in made me happy (except when he was getting sliced up and having an arm ripped off, that is). Nothing like a huge, gorgeous, powerful guy who'd risk his life for a little birdie, and later a girl whose name he doesn't even know.

And for those wanting to surf Pixiv for Chad art (all artists), but don't know how, click this:


There's precious little there, but some good stuff (like what loverofstories posted above). 'Though I gotta admit, I'm biased toward the artists who have posted here in this entry. XD You all are awesome!

Edited at 2011-04-07 09:45 pm (UTC)
shut your mushimlikat on April 10th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
Re: oh Chad,
Ha ha, I love that part too :D When he puts the cage on the wall, SO ADORABLE.

and omg THANK YOU for that pixiv link! I totally did not know how, and I still don't, but now I just have to click :D Happy!
♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀: Chadapprovesla_kalaka on April 7th, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
Late but I break my own record, uf! almost in time! arf arf arf!!!

Estas son las mañanitas
que cantaba el rey David
a los muchachos bonitos
se las cantamos asiiiii

Que linda esta la mañana
en que vengo a saludarteeee
venimos todos con gusto
y placer a felicitarteeee


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Bienvenida y Gracias by ~kala-k on deviantART

Working on some icons, but I think I'm gonna make it x_D snif!

*HUGS every Chad fan*

nehalenia: chad interp dancenehalenia on April 7th, 2011 11:29 pm (UTC)
Waaaahh! Sombrero!Chad!!!! :D So cute! (You should post the Japanese Mariachis again in honor of his b-day.) ;)