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|Monday, June 25th, 2007|
Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) recs
I should have started a rec page for this series a long time ago. Now it's going to be much harder going through the backlog of fics to find the ones I know everyone should read so there might be a few FMA posts in the next couple of days.
What is FMA you ask? Fullmetal Alchemist is the story of Edward Elric and his younger brother Alphonse's search for the Philosopher's Stone. With this stone, the two will be able to successfully perform human transmutation to restore Al back to his human body after he lost it in an a human transmutation gone wrong. This series has everything: drama, action, humor, bishounen, and a good plot. The anime has already been licensed but is still being fansubbed by spoon and sonchou. The best place to get the episodes are on boxtorrents
for episodes 1-26, and temporarily at supernova
for torrent links to AKeep's episodes 27-31 and spoon fansubs of episodes 32-41. If you happen to be at an i2hub supported college or university, I'm on constantly, so you can leech off me at any time. The manga has not been licensed so is much easier to find. Toriyama's World has the first four volumes
scanlated. More recent scans can be found at fullmetal-alchemist.com
As you can tell from the recs, I have certain pairings that I ship more than others. I am primarily an Ed/Roy, Al/Winry girl and will occasionally rec some gen in there too. Be wary of spoilers if you haven't seen the series yet. But in this post at least they should all be safe if you've seen up to episode 25 of the anime as I have only seen up to 30 at this point. Matchmaker
(shounen-ai, one-shot) Control
(Roy/Ed, yaoi, one-shot)
The Altered States
, and Rubedo
(WIP, yaoi, Roy/Ed)Empress
(gen, one-shot) Untitled
(gen, complete) Change the World
(gen, one-shot)( ExpandedCollapse )
Farseer Rec: Fitz/Fool
You know what annoys the hell out of me? When authors publically announce that they don't want fanwork created about their series. Then fans who would otherwise write amazing fanfiction feel obligated not to or go so far underground that other fans can't find it. I don't even mind that Robin Hobbs feels that way, the situation just annoys me. There should be a Fitz/Fool fandom! Raarr.
Well, anyways, Abaddon, nothingbutfic
wrote a brilliant Fitz/Fool interlude, the promise of happiness
set in Fool's Fate
that really gets both of the characters down pat. The dialog is also great, getting the writing to match very well with Hobb's.
Sidenote: Wohoo! I have members for hikago_djs
! Now all I have to do is type up those guidelines I wanted.
Finding Nemo recs (fishy!sex)
Okay, this is where everyone is allowed to go eew, and wonder why I'm reading, let alone recommending some of the things that I do. Yep, this is where I unveil the Finding Nemo
slash! If you were a member of the HP fandom in 2003, you probably already heard about these two fic by cimorene and Amanunensis, but if not, please give the idea a chance before you go running for the hills. An Interlude On Mount Wannahockaloogie
(oneshot, Nemo/Gill) Nemo and Gill have a chat after Nemo fails to lodge the pebble into the filter on the first try. Told from Nemo's point of view, I really like how amanuensis1
gets into Nemo's head and shares with us hus frustration and his fear about his upcoming gifting to the Dentist's niece. For Nemo, his failure is both a death sentence and a reaffirmation of his handicap. He goes to Gill for comfort. Wonderful writing, the author rerally has her Disney characters down, and I loved Gill's conflict. what it feels like
(oneshot, slash for underage!fish sex) Inspired by An Interlude On Mount Wannahockaloogie
, this fic takes place post-movie. Gill and company have finally gotten out of the tank and have caught up with Nemo and his family at the Reef. My favorite of the two, cimorene does a great job with the storytelling, conveying how Nemo has changed from the fish he used to be brilliantly. cimorene also does what very few authors can do well, conveyed fish!sex. It doesn't even squick me that much, it's more cute than anything sorid. Another definite recommendation.WiP UpdateGrey part 22
by treneka (HnG, beware the het!Hikaru and Touya *gasp*)Waking Up 8/9
(BtVS, X/S)Morning, part 3 of the wonder!verse
(BtVS, X/S)Hold Me. Thrill Me. Kiss Me. Kill Me. 21/?
(BtVS, X/S)Brothers. Part 2, chapter 3
(FMA, post-series, EdxHeiderich)Lullaby 4
(SV, clex, futurefic)The Obligatory 'Draco is a Veela' story part 4
(HP, Draco-centric, comedy) friends-lockedMoving Forward part 9
and Moving Forward part 10 & epilogue
(PoT, InuixKai, InuixYanagi) complete! Now you have no excusemyDec 06 scrap
Final Fantasy IX
by LunarSometimes villians aren't villians, sometimes endings aren't endings, sometimes redemption is just one wish away... if you have the determination to make it happen. An Alternate Universe, Kuja Continuation fic, spoilers abound, language, shonen-ai. (in progress...)
Lunar does a nice job creating a whole new world for Kuja to play in when he is literally dropped from the sky. All the OCs are a great supporting cast and the thing I love most is the history and scope of the whole world she created. From, the capital city to the enemies invading, everything is so very detailed and fleshed out to become its own little reality. A definite read if you have a soft spot for Kuja.
Death Note *bleh* *dead*
A Death Note themed rec in honor of go_devil_dante
's spoiler animation
. Back at school and not bombarded by midterms, so expect a bunch of updates for however long I feel guilty for not being productive. ^_^ Have Some Cake With Your Sex:
(oneshot, humor, RaitoxL)Raito Birthday fic: Best Present He's Got Yet
(oneshot, humor, yaoi, RaitoxL)( Longer reviews under hereCollapse )
And because I don't want to spoil the drabbles (read lazy), here are my deathnote100
(Phobias challenge)Imitable Acts
(non-challenge entry)Ask Ms. manners
(Childhood challenge)Little Drops of Blood
(Childhood challenge)Dust to Dust
(Now What? challenge) spoilers!Pics and Animations:spoiler animation
by go_devil_danteL and Raitoz romantic nite
and monkeyjay. omg, so wrong
, but you need to check it out, if you haven't alreadyBlack Wings
by scarecrowe Links:Drabbles: Challenge #1-12
compiled by satora_chanDrabbles: Challenge #13-24
compiled by satora_chanFanfiction on death_note
compiled by satora_chan woot!WiP Update:My December 5
(DNAngel) Part of it anywaysFinding Sai 6/?
(HnG)sic transit gloria mundi Letter 9
(HP)Endless Moments 4
Random Meme I ganked off of sockren
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Death Note recs, the second
Might as well spam while I have the time. Spoiler free up to chapter 58.Headline: Kira 'Psychic Killer' Denied Bail
(drabble, gen, Light)Starlight
(oneshot, AU, LightxL)Thanatophobia
(oneshot, gen, L)Housecleaning
(drabble)Sins of the Father
(drabble, AU)Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
(drabble, gen, Raito, L, crack)Something Wicked This Way Comes prologue to chapter 6
and chapter 7
(series, WiP, AU, eventual LxLight)Office Politics
(oneshot, LxRaito, crack) Remorse
by Trismegistus lebateleur
(oneshot, AU, gen)( Longer reviews under hereCollapse )WiP UpdatePresident of the Warrior Angel Fan Club part 6
(SV)Endless Moments chapter 3
, sequel to Mr.Elric
Death Note reccage (no spoilers, so there!)
Death Note recs. No spoilers past the Yotsuba arc (early 50s) and definitely none for the infamous chapter 58. *shakes fist at all the spoilers I couldn't avoid in the past weeks* On the Light/Raito issue, in official fic I call him Light, in discussion i.e. recs, he's Raito. Deal.becoming
(oneshot, LxRaito) just that and paper cranes
(oneshot, LxRaito)Pie! Pie! Pie!
(oneshot, crack)Two DN ficlets: encounters & nuances
(ficlets, completed, LxRaito)Unraveling
(oneshot, ge, L, Raito)Watching Raito
(oneshot, gen, Ryuuku, Raito)Believe
(oneshot, gen, AU, Raito)Anniversary
(oneshot, gen, Raito, L)( Longer reviews under hereCollapse )
Gorgeous, just gorgeous.WiP UpdateInertia 2/?
(FFVII/FVIII)For Better or Worse parts 4 & 5
(SV) completePretty When you're Mine 18/?
(SV)Safe Words Coda: Conium Immaculatum
(HP)_gloriamundi_ Letters 7 & 8
by Abaddon _furorbelli_
Pimp out to try_this_fic
an anime verison of crack_van
. Go laugh at my horrible X Overview
and join up to do your own recommendations for a month. You know you want to...Note to self, I need some pimp!icons...
Death Note recs
Drawn by the same artist who illustrated the Hikaru no Go Manga, Obata Takeshi. Summary ganked from beckymarie
over at dolphinsex
, which is where I first heard about Death Note.Ryuuku is a shinigami, bored and rotting away in the shinigami world. (Note: He's not your bishounen sort of shinigami, like in Yami no Matsuei. He looks very much like a monster, which makes his curious, almost laid-back attitude even more intriguing.) He leaves his Death Note (the book used to write down someone's name to kill them) in the human world... and it's found by Yagami Raito. Normally, if someone found such a book (along with instructions on how to use it), when they found it's true nature and that it was real... they would never go near it, too afraid. But Raito almost casually begins to kill the criminal element in the world, believing himself to be making the world a better place. The police aren't staying idle, of course, bringing in an eccentric crime solver (who's name and face are never known to anyone, he merely goes by the name "L"), whose genius matches Raito's own. It then becomes a game of cat and mouse where there is no clear cat or mouse.
Death Note is being scanlated by OrangeTangerine
and chapters 1-17 are up for download and chapter 18&19 can be downloaded off their mIRC channel. a drabble
and Taken In
(one-shots, possible Raito/L) Impossible To Ignore
(one-shot, possible Raito/L) ( Read more...Collapse )
And go visit beckymarie
's rec journal at tomomichi
! The place where I go to stalk first.
Okay, I lied. More anime recs, because I have a bazillion of them, and I'm sure the anime readers on my flist don't want me to recommend Picard/Q, because that's what I was thinking of doing for today. SatDai 30 Kisses - 30 Drabbles
(series of drabbles, complete)satoshiPod coverlet thingit
(fanart, gen, Satoshi)Inconcise scanlation of Volume 09
(scans/summary)( Longer reviews under hereCollapse )Fanfic/Fanart LinksVerisimilitude: IX
by Uneasy Moon, shuki_ai
, and sockren
(FMA)Fullmetal Alchemist: Iron & Flame game
by Adult Swim (Cartoon Network) actually quite fun to playSora x Sunao - 03 jolt
(fanart, Sukisho)Lady, That Tramp, The First
Everyone should also check out try_this_fic
and sign up to rec for April or May, since crack_van
is on hiatus. Look out for my Spirited Away overview and recs in the next day or so.
D. N. Angel
D.N. Angel is the story of Daisuke Niwa, only son of the Niwa family, who on his fourteenth birthday has his family curse activated. Every time Daisuke sees the girl he likes, Risa, he transforms into the infamous thief Dark Mousy. To turn back, Dark must likewise see Risa, until Daisuke finally captures her heart. The problem: Dark turns back into Daisuke whenever he sees Riku, Risa's twin sister. To add another kink in the relationships, Satoshi Hiwatari is out to capture Dark.
The gay: The Hiwatari and Niwa clans have been opposed to each other since Dark came into being, three hundred years ago. It is therefore Satoshi's job to
investigate Daisuke in order to capture him in the act. The series gets even more chock full of shounen-ai later in the series when further aspects of the Hiwatari clan are revealed.
The D.N. Angel manga is currently being released by Tokyopop and the anime by ADV. ( Cut for Green Eyes' mad scanlation linkageCollapse )My December part 1
and My December part 2
(WiP, series, Satoshi/Daisuke)( Longer review under hereCollapse )
Gomen nasai, I don't feel like finding some more DN Angel recs at the moment, but I encourage everyone to read the rest of lazulisong
's fanfics at Borrowed Dreaming
Yu Yu Hakusho (otherwise known as Kurama/Hiei *rabu rabu*)
Why no, this fandom themed journal entry is not being written for the sole purpose of telling everyone that aishuu
has updated Brightly Burning. That's preposterous.( Gibberings about YYHCollapse )When it Rains
by Amis Lee (oneshot, Kurama, Shiori, Hiei, gen)Yakusoku
(oneshot, shounen-ai, Kurama/Hiei)PRETTY WO, er, man?... PRETTY YOUKO!
(oneshot, Kurama/Hiei, humor)Togetachi no Bara (Thorns of a Rose)
(oneshot, shounen-ai, Kurama/Hiei, angst)Silvaren's YYH fanfics
(complete, yaoi, Kurama/Hiei)The Beginning
(series, complete, yaoi, Kurama/Hiei)
by White Cat (YYH/FY, series, incomplete, shounen-ai)( Longer reviews under hereCollapse )
WIP Updates: Brightly Burning chapter 5
(HnG)Something Wicked This Way Comes 2/30
(Death Note)Pretty When You're Mine 17/?
(Why no, this is not a fake lj-cut to my fanfic, "A Hundred, Thousand" over at igo_yaoi. Whatever gave you that idea?
YYH/Harry Potter rec
The Best Defense
by JoIsBishMyoga (x-over, ETA
completed) The best out of all of Harry Potter and Yuu Yuu Hakusho crossovers on fanfiction.net. What makes me like this fanfic more than the others is three fold. (1)It actually takes into account the fact that the Urameshi team consists of four people, Yuusuke, Hiei, Kurama, and KUWABARA, not just the first three or just Kurama. They're a team, and the team dynamics work well in this fic. (2)The setup is believable. (3)The interaction between the YYH world and the HP world is really well done.
Edited to add: Ack, I forgot my weekly mini-rant. As for all works in progress, please leave feedback to the authors on what you think about their fics. They want to know how their readers see their writing, so please feed them and maybe they'll write more. ^_^ Ditto with completed works.
|Sunday, June 24th, 2007|
Foxtrot, Calvin and Hobbes, what is wrong with me?!
Ok, these are a little out there in the reading material, but I really enjoy both comics. I'm all ready for slash anywhere, so maybe you'll give these a whirl too. Good-bye, Eileen
and its sequel Fox-Appropriate
by Matthew Haldeman-Time (complete, slash, Jason/Marcus) Andy, Jason's mother is worried about Jason having never had a girlfriend and tries to steer him in the direction of his only female friend, Eileen. Things don't turn out how Andy would have liked and Jason realizes that he rather date his best-friend Marcus. One of the reasons that I love Foxtrot, is that Jason is such a nerd, but he revels in it. Here, the author gives us something unique, a logical conclusion to what someone as demented and out there as Jason would do when confronted by societal norms to get a girlfriend. The only person who could put up with Jason is someone just as odd, and Marcus is so cute in the role. While fannish in parts, this is also a fun read. Geniuses
and Geniuses drabbles
(crossover, complete, Calvin&Hobbes/Foxtrot, Jason/Calvin) Jason and Calvin meet in University when some football players are bullying Calvin. While I initially read this for Jason, I have to say that Calvin stole my heart. He's such a great character when maderr
writes him. He's artistic and sensitive to what the outside world is like, more jaded than you see in the comics. Jason on the other hand is a grown up version of himself, a computer nerd, but somone who can appreciate the fantastic that surrounds Calvin. I really liked this story and the snippets of them in the drabbles.
CLAMP recs, yet again...
I'm sorry everyone, but I'm currently at home and away from my computer with all my links, so some more CLAMP recommendations only. Partly in response to vamp_pandorina
who reminded me that I signed up for try_this_fic
and partly because these were the easiest links to find, here are your recs.Magician
by Natalie Baan velvetpaws
(X/CCD, multi-part, complete, gen)Broken Worlds
by Natalie Baan velvetpaws
and Kristin Huntsman (X/TB, multi-part, complete, gen, ambiguous shounen-ai)Inner Strength
by Monica Shin (TB/X crossover w/ Highlander, gen, slight SxS, complete)( Longer reviews under hereCollapse )WiP UpdateThe Veela Enigam chapter 26
At it's new home at skyhawke.comConstellation 2:10
(SV) friends-lockedPresident of the Warrior Angel Fan Club
(SV) completeMoving Forward part 7
New Hikago fics by issen4 Goban
and Teaching Go
CLAMP recs for all!
Some more CLAMP recs to help me out with my month at try_this_fic
. Go check it out!CLAMP Campus Detectives - Fluff!
by Krisitn Huntsman (oneshot, humor)Sweets and Liquors
by Monica Shin (CCD/X, oneshot, shounen-ai, slight NokoruxSubaru)Four drabbles
for the x_100
Love challenge by littledust
(drabbles, X)Immortal, Life, Peace, and Hope
(drabbles, X)somebody loves you and take a picture-- it'll last longer
(drabbles, X)Caught Off Guard
(X, oneshot, shounen-ai, SxS)The Language of Fans
(CCD/X, oneshot, gen)The Sakuranikomori
by Evil Asian Genius eag
(TB/X, oneshot, humor)( Longer reviews under hereCollapse )WiP UpdateVisiting Hours 5/?
(SV) friends-lockedMoving Forward part 5
(PoT, InuiKai)Contemplations: Brightly Burning cookie (post chapter 5)
And why yes, that is slut!Kanoe in my icon. Isn't she beautiful?
X overview and recs
X or X/1999 is a series produced by the manga group CLAMP that incorporates characters from Tokyo Babylon and Clamp Campus Detectives. The main character, Kamui, is charged with deciding the fate of the world by becoming a Dragon of Earth and destroying the kekkai that hold the world together or a Dragon of Heaven and protecting them. Whichever side he chooses, his opposing star will join the opposite side for a final showdown on the fated day in 1999.
The gay, you ask? This is CLAMP people, their ambiguous male parings are practically cannon and have almost as much, if not more in some cases, clout as the straight pairings floating around. The recommendations here will focus mostly on Seishirou/Subaru as they are my hardcore OTP in the fandom with the occasional Fuuma/Kamui, Nokoru/Suoh, or Arashi/Sorata thrown in the mix in the future.
( A little more info, definite spoilers under hereCollapse )
Two Minute Tokyo Babylon by rayemars (TB, oneshot, crack)
Once Upon a Time in Tokyo... by pengiesama (TB, oneshot, humor)
YET MORE HOW TO SURVIVE A SCARY MOVIE VS. HOW TO SURVIVE A CLAMP MANGA by pengiesama (CLAMP, oneshot, crack)
Russian Roulette by insaneidiot (X, oneshot, crackish) author recced by tomomichi
The Stalker You Know by insaneidiot (X, oneshot, humor)
Sorata's Big Gay Adventure by insaneidiot (X, oneshot, crack)
Happy Families by insaneidiot (X, oneshot, crack)
Whoops by Rackham Rose (X, oneshot)
Fluffy recs this time around, I'll get around to the angst next time.
( Longer reviews and spoiler filled goodies hereinCollapse )
Red & Black by kigami (TB/FMA, fanart, crack) and more of his/her fanart can be found at Tree Spirit.
President of the Warrior Angel Fan Club part 5 by mobiusklein (SV)
Letter Six by _furorbelli_ aka Abbadon and decerto (HP)
Case Note IX: Blue Note by v_voltaire (DN)
Grey part 17 by treneka (HnG)
Moving Forward 1/? by trinityhelix (PoT)
Also a big shout out to fencer_x for letting me use his/her DN Angel icons>
A link to my fanfic, Oracle over at deathnote100, because I am a glutton for punishment.
I'm trying to get the back log of recommendations I have over the winter break out. So, instead of the longer reviews I usually do for fanfic recs, these are going to have to be short and sweet, most likely just author summaries or pairings. Two Truths and a Lie
by Rackham Rose (X/1999, SXS) Author's notes: Done for the CLAMPesque "1,999 words" challenge (without author's note, the fic is exactly that long, in my word processor). Dark.
I read this last year and it's still as intense for having been read again.A Simple Christmas Gift
by Jennifer S. (Teen Titans) The Teen Titans are doing Secret Santa, and Kon has to think of a gift for Tim.Caldwell Stories
(Ocean's 11, Rusty/Linus) Written for the Yultide 2004 Challenge.Life's Aftermath
and After All
(Smallville) Life goes on, even in the aftermath. Rated PG-13. Spoilers for Covenant.
Found after she/he did a reposting of all her/his Smallville fics at SSA.Vices
(Smallville) Lex is thwarted in trying to have a smoke.Homemade
(PoT, FujiRyo) Gift Fic: "You crack the egg Ryoma. Crack it. Crack... or smash it. Right, so while you're picking out those egg shell pieces, I'll mix your dry ingredients for you, okay?"Physical Changes
(FMA) One shot, self-indulgent and extensively chemically metaphored answer to Joy's innocent question "Does Ed Wank?"Fire With Fire
(HP, SS/RL) Remus can tell when the Dark Mark is hurting Severus...he feels the same way before moonrise.Ignorance Is
by Vi (Smallville) NC-17 -- Clark and Lex of the future. Love doesn't mean bliss.The List
(HP, SS/RL) Packs a punch and so very well written. Details Severus and his role in the Order.For Us to Miss or Seek
(HP, Ron/Draco) Ron and Draco learn that there is more to life than being a Scrooge.
Written for Merry Smutmas Secret Santa.by these truths
(HP, H/D) Draco Malfoy has always wanted to be remembered. READ
On a side note, I found this link to get a 2 week paid account reimbursement
for the lj blackout from cruisedirector