Notice: My weekly FFF posts will now feature anywhere between 1 and 3 fan fiction recommendations.
Fandom(s) featured this week:
“Ouran High School Host Club”
Just Another Girl
“Ouran High School Host Club” — Updating as of April 5, 2017; 18 chapters
“Because even though they didn’t know how or why, someone was approaching their circle, running her slender fingers over the barrier that blocked their world from everyone else’s, deciding whether or not she had the strength to shatter the glass. Hikaru wasn’t ready to let anyone else in. Kaoru was.”
- This piece included an original character as an addition to the main cast and, in doing so, succeeded wherein so many other works failed; the author took a beautiful, independent, fairly flawless original main character and somehow (I’m still not quite sure, to be honest.), kept her from turning into a Mary Sue. The Ouran fandom is swamped with Mary Sue original characters, so to see one that pulls of the OC attempt successfully is promising. That alone would be enough to spark my interest, but it’s also a piece simultaneously focusing on the relationship between all the host club members while exploring what *might* end up being a romantic relationship between the oft overlooked Kaoru and the OC. That is unique and noteworthy in and of itself. If you’ve been following FFF, you know I’m a sucker for pieces that keep the cast in character, and this work does so in a way only too stellar!! I can’t wait for the next installment and I recommend this fic. (If you read it, you won’t regret it. The mentioned Tama-chan drinking game is something I might try in my own free time! Hehe.)
I read so many fanfiction pieces, guys, but I want to keep my stockpile of noteworthy fics from depleting too quickly, hence the change in formatting.
Tell your authors that Shoujo sent you, and stay classy, my friends, (-.^)
2 thoughts on “Fanfiction Friday (04/07/17)”
Omg as the author of “Just Another Girl,” I am honored to have this level of praise. It’s been a challenging fic, but hearing how much readers (like you) enjoy it, motivates me to continue writing. Thank you for the lovely (though definitely undeserved) shout out!
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Oh, trust me, it is most assuredly deserved. 🙂 I read a great deal of fanfiction (especially from the Ouran fandom) and what you managed to do (or rather, to avoid doing) with you OC is notable and praiseworthy! Keep up the awesome work 🙂