Came across this intresting PSoH fic a few days ago. Drugs by Talya Firedancer. It's slash, but not between D & Leon (well, not explicitly)... um... maybe kitty-slash? *sweatdrop* A rather weird fic, all said.
Hm... something else I forgot to write down earlier... last Sunday when I was at Borders bookshop, I also read the manga version of The Ring. Eh, if the movie (Japanese or American) is anything like the manga, then I can see how people find it scary. Then again, I am somewhat of a wuss when it comes to horror. :p
Though, come to think of it, if it weren't for the fact that Sadako was so spooky, and I really can't seem to find compassion when confronted by scary walking corpses 'n ghosts... I'd almost be inclined to think that, just based on her life story, Sadako does merit a smidgeon of sympathy, and she did have cause for revenge, even though her revenge has gone seriously out of hand. I mean, she was just a little kid when her mom was denounced as a quack in front of journalists from all over the country (and later commited suicide?). While one could say she was evil for killing one of the journalists and sending her dad into the loony bin, it's also quite possible that those things happened because her powers were too strong for her inexperienced youth to control properly. I mean, do we call normal kids evil or even take them too seriously when they throw a tantrum or scream "I hate you!" for little reason? Of course, normal kids don't have Sadako's power. Also, since it's said that she visited her dad often at the asylum, that could be a sign that she didn't mean for that, at least, to happen. On top of that childhood trauma, she appears to have been raped before she was brutally murdered and abandoned by the guy who worked at the asylum. This done to a psionically senstive child, it's no wonder her head was so screwed up, even after death.
Of course, a sucky life and an insanity plea shouldn't excuse all the other innocent people her curse has killed. But it does provide some understanding of why she's so vengeful and unreasonable. Also, I think the guy at the asylum deserved some of the blame and responsiblity as well for his actions. Why the heck has he been left alive and un-haunted all this time?
Hm... of course, now it occurs to me that Sadako being a dead spirit, she could potentially feature in the Afterlife arc of YvtW too...