Fanfic recs

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by swirlingflight, May 29, 2015.

  1. versi2

    versi2 ???????

    • Informative x 1
  2. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    If you haven't read Designations Congruent with Things let me know and I can toss you a download link, it is unfortunately no longer accessible on ao3
    • Agree x 3
  3. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu I'm a Sinful Man, A Guilt Guy

    Oh I've heard of that :U
    Hmu, I can give it a go

    Thank thank, I'll check these out
  4. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    More Leia-centric time-travel fixit:
    Don't Look Back series by acuteneurosis
    Two complete long pieces, one ongoing
    Post RotJ to shortly before AotC. Leia ends up on Tatooine, suggests that she and Shmi go see Anakin. They get a little side-tracked along the way.

    Lots of Leia and Shmi and Padme.
    • Winner x 1
  5. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion


    Multiple 100k+ fics in a series?
    Time travel featuring Leia? And Shmi? And their various misadventures? Grief and healing and new purpose (old purpose made anew)?
    • Agree x 1
    • Winner x 1
  6. tentaclegremlin

    tentaclegremlin i'll drop the freakin' moon

    will second that rec it's REAL good
  7. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu I'm a Sinful Man, A Guilt Guy

    By dorothy_notgale and Tromperie

    Re-Animator movies, Daniel Cain/Herbert West

    My comment
    Amazing fic!!! I love how Herbert is so incredibly bitter about his feelings for Dan, his own pov of being trans rly fits his character I think, and I enjoy how you characterized Dan
    And always work, first foremost and always, for Herbert
    I love this one, I'm always a fan of character studies, and trans content

    Thank you for this fic!

    Edit: idk why I forgot the first time but also as an Ace person I love asexual character studies. Herbert using sex to control Dan while also reviling it, while also liking the intimacy and having that tainted by disgust for sex rings just so right even when my asexuality is different. I enjoyed this fic immensely, as a trans asexual and gay man
  8. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    R2-D2 Saves the Galaxy (Okay, so Obi-Wan helps a little) by kj-feybarn
    • Like x 1
    • Agree x 1
  9. Deresto

    Deresto Foolish Mortal

    Ok this fic has had me absorbed for 3 days now, now that I'm caught up I'd like to introduce you to a Naruto longfic that is the most fun fanfiction has given me in a while. There's realistic character growth, kindness for Naruto in a village that usually either openly hates him or pities him. Sasuke's clan have not been wiped out but something sus is going on and sauce is not having a fun time. Shikamaru (surprise! It's not Sakura bashing but she's also not in team 7) has to deal with his own perfectionism and doubts from being on a team of what he calls "monsters".

    The fun bit is orochimaru's their sensei and it's glorious (no crazy danzou shit as of yet, and my boi snakeman is calculating as ever but has a much less agressive/morally gray approach)
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2021
    • Like x 3
    • Winner x 3
  10. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Oooh, that 'inspired by' list is a promising start. I'm curious, it's not Sakura-bashing, but is it more of a write her off to the side, or something that's giving all the Rookie 12 alternatively fulfilling arcs?

    (Also, I notice it's incomplete and been a few months since an update - is it currently at a cliffhanger? I'd want to brace myself for it if so.)
    • Agree x 1
  11. TheSeer

    TheSeer 37 Bright Visionary Crushes The Doubtful

    Oh my god I am having such incredible teacher feels.
    • Like x 1
    • Agree x 1
  12. Deresto

    Deresto Foolish Mortal

    The other teams are written off to the side but do have some screentime later, and there's a bit of age manipulation with some of the characters; for example team Gai is in the same batch as the rookie nine.

    The first 30 chapters are arc one, which ends just as team 7 is leaving for wave as a recon team, in which the author would be setting up arc 2 but sadly seems to have disappeared. It's still a satisfying arc however!
    • Useful x 2
  13. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Unwillingness to sleep led to reading the fic! I enjoyed it, a mix of adding to the blank spots in canon, making some things make more sense, and exploring a lot of canon but with the ripples of a loyal and calculating Orochimaru still a part of the village and intervening in some of the canon problems. I like a lot of the choices, from the guesswork of how things would be going with fewer people lost over the years (the Uchihas! The Hyuugas!) and how those around in canon are less strained, less broken (...most of them, at least).

    Naruto worrying about not pranking and being eager to please and maintain the situation is rough and foreboding with that promise of loyalty, but makes sense. It's fun how he connects the dots of Why Orochimaru uses kindness tactically, but smiles and decides to do the same, without any doubts in his sensei.

    It's a plausible take for Sasuke, had things not gotten AS bad as the massacre, but the strain fills the clan and Itachi's unexplained distance leaving him a different kind of insecure and wanting to catch up. I love Obaa-sama and her willingness to take the situation her daughter and son-in-law are neglecting, emphasizing the willingness to help Sasuke was already showing to Naruto and pushing him for a responsibility to the people of the clan.

    Shikamaru's first reactions of comparison and finding himself wanting made sense, and his acceptance of being the strategist with the Kabuto comparison was good.

    The inevitable Oh Shit comparison between the teams' progress was rough, but in a satisfying way - some celebration of their progress, but a fair bit of genuine kindness and encouragement for the other teams to grow. I appreciated the followup with Sakura, the contrast of Tenten and Hinata's respective insecurities and wishful thinking.

    ... Honestly, there's a LOT of that theme. That neglected basics make for incomplete skills, no matter how practiced, and that's the case in everything from politics to the ties between people. That polite firm reasoning can go a long way, that people have a responsibility to question the decisions of leaders and that leaders have the responsibility to question their assumptions and be aware of their goals, to reassess with new info and to be seeking new info.

    That all the rookies can push to improve, that a teacher who knows how to push and how to encourage and how to recover can make an enormous difference... but it's still up to people to be willing to work and learn. The various adults, too.
    • Agree x 2
  14. TheSeer

    TheSeer 37 Bright Visionary Crushes The Doubtful

    Huh. I hadn't thought of the politics and interpersonal stuff as being a continuation of the "don't neglect the basics" theme. But it really could be read that way! That Sasuke's dad has forgotten the basic principle of what the clan is and what it means to protect it, for example.
    • Agree x 2
  15. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Yeah, a few of Obaa-sama's comments helped highlight that with him. What is the clan and what does it mean to protect it, what is the role of parent to child - whether firstborn heir or secondborn de facto heir (before AND after Itachi's refusal of the Plan), how to cultivate connections and aid from others instead of spiraling in isolated arguments... Fugaku's clear frustration whenever disagreed with, by wife or son or mother-in-law, doesn't bode well for his ideas being questioned or troubleshot, and we know how well it went for them in canon. It ties nicely to Orochimaru's lessons of questioning, of politely but firmly not following bad orders, that missions that needlessly risk death or decisions between team or mission are signs of bad leadership...

    Feel like the Hokage's poor handling of children, from his own son, some of the implications Orochimaru makes of his training, to the sheer extent of the Naruto situation and how the handling there could have messed Naruto up far further... that follows too. How much strain does it put on the adults, to respect and obey a man who left a clan heir in that situation - completely ignorant of his heritage, struggling to keep a home, education fragmented? Do they enjoy the cognitive dissonance of wondering if it had been their child instead, the lack of loyalty that the village would have to them? Those who abandon their team are trash, after all. Or have they already made their peace with being disposable tools that don't even merit basic upkeep, except if they can make it for themselves and their clan? Doesn't fit the narrative of Konoha.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2021
    • Agree x 1
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice