Fanfiction Friday 7/5/19 — “Would you like to marry me?”

fanfic3FANDOM(S) FEATURED THIS WEEK:

“Hakuouki”

An Unexpected Life

“Hakuouki” — COMPLETED AS OF 6/23/19; 1 CHAPTER

  • “‘Hijikata won’t die, even if you kill him.’ Yukimura Chizuru really believed that. So she is unprepared to face reality when the worst does happen. But she never expected that Saito Hajime would be the one to pick up the pieces of her broken life.”
  • If memory serves, I first read this fic a very long time ago on Fanfiction.net before it migrated to my now preferred site, Ao3. It’s a moving story that doesn’t force anything, and it lends itself as a fairly realistic depiction of what would have happened if Hijikata passed on at the end of his route. Chizuru loves him desperately, and, having consummated that love, now she has to try and make her way alone in a world that looks at a woman in her now rather delicate situation with unforgiving eyes. Luckily, the ever dutiful Saito and she stumble across each other and begin traveling together. Over the course of the next few years, things will change dramatically for the two of them; both old and new friends show up along with way. 


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Fanfiction Friday 6/28/19 — “What’s wrong with ME? …I wish I knew.”

fanfic3FANDOM(S) FEATURED THIS WEEK:

“FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST BROTHERHOOD”

Postmortem

  • “Roy gets a little too close to realizing the Homunculi’s plot thanks to being in the wrong place at the right time. Naturally, they have no choice but to remove him from the picture. (Updates mostly daily)”
  • I’ve read this story twice. I don’t know if it’s outdated to call one’s self “trash” because I’m not hip with the kids, but I’m total comfort-hurt/angst trash, so I love this fic. It all comes down to the aftereffects of torture and recovery for all parties involved, especially Roy. The story is dark; it’s violent, but not explicit. Roy gets hurt in some of the most awful ways imaginable, and he’s lost touch with reality. Ed/Maes (I love Maes.) have to step in and help in what ways they can.  Ed is also dealing with (surprise, surprise) guilt over the situation. The whole thing boils down into a stew of third-person subjective perspectives that each convey their character’s mental states, anguished or otherwise, in a poignent but straightforward fashion. I highly recommend. 10/10, would read again (and probably will).



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“I… like him. Probably more than I think I do.” –Fanfiction Friday (03/23/18)

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Fandom(s) featured this week:

“Hakuouki”

No Longer Strangers

“Hakuouki” — Updating as of Feb, 28 2018; 48 chapters

  • “Kazama/Chizuru. Chizuru has been separated from the Shinsengumi during the war and plans to pursue them alone. However, when Kazama appears and declares he is also going to Ezo, Chizuru asks to accompany him. Now on a journey with someone who was once her enemy, Chizuru will come to realise there is a lot more to him than she thought. And a lot more to herself. SEQUEL TO SUN & MOON”
  • I finally found it again! So very long ago, I read a KazamaxChizuru fic that I simply adored; it was lengthy, substantial, interesting, and incomplete! I of course devoured the work in one setting as I am wont to do when consumed by good fiction, but then I lost track of it again until, just tonight, I found where I had jotted down this particular title as a note to use for a fanfiction friday feature. (spoiler: I never did.) So, now, you lovely readers get to experience this fic, too! I plan to start re-reading right away that I might fully appreciate the new content. This fic explores the idea that perhaps Chizuru forgot more than the burning of her village and her heritage. Perhaps, along with that, she forgot someone who, for a time, meant the world to her… I’m being vague and unhelpful because it’s been a long time since I read the work, but I cannot stress enough how excited I am to give this fic a read, and I hope that you check it out as well! (^^)/

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I’m including this gif for no other reason than that I love it, and I have no where to immediately use it, so here you go. 😛

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“You aren’t me, Yuuri.” — Fanfiction Friday (3/9/18)

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Fandom(s) featured this week:

“Yuri!!! On Ice”

Once and Future Kings

“Yuri!!! On Ice” — Updating as of March 6, 2018; 13 (out of 18) chapters

  • “Five years after returning to Hasetsu in defeat, Katsuki Yuuri is training in Detroit as the reigning Men’s Figure Skating World Champion. Professionally, all of his dreams have come true. If only achieving his dreams in skating hadn’t ended up costing him the one person he wanted to hold on to… Halfway across the globe, Victor Nikiforov is unwillingly thrust back into the spotlight of international competition. As he prepares to begin his career as head coach for the St. Petersburg Skate Club, Victor must brace himself to see his estranged husband for the first time in over a year. Their friends just want the two lovesick idiots to get their shit together…”
  • I just… I just love this “future fic” so much. It isn’t the traditionally lovey-dovey YOI fic one might come to expect from the fandom, but rather something profoundly *real,* depicting our characters as men with (un)broken dreams, injured self-esteem, lives outside of the ice, and hurtful flaws. However, it also avoids the pitfalls of being a strictly stereotypical “hurt/comfort” fic. After some heartbreaking events in the wake of PyongChang2018 and a few serious injuries, Yuri is left feeling like he has everything to prove, and Victor—who must come to terms with the actions of his past—is left with everything to lose… The writing is fantastic, and the chapter pacing keeps me captivated.

    This fic is ongoing and updates regularly; I can’t wait to see where it goes from here.

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I keep stumbling across YOI art from Gearous, and I love it. Incidentally, the header image is from them, too.
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I mean, just LOOK AT THAT.
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I am not crying. You are crying. Everything is fine. It’s just raining.

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“I know… I know how fleeting their existence can be.” — FANFICTION FRIDAY (01/05/18)

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FANDOM(S) FEATURED THIS WEEK:

“Hakuouki”

I’ll Wait for You

Akiko Natsuko

“Hakuouki” — COMPLETED AS OF DECEMBER 30, 2017; 1 CHAPTER

  • “’One day,’ Chizuru murmured, fingers tightening around his as she lifted her head to meet his gaze. ‘One day I’ll be ready.’ It was a promise, he could hear it in her words. A promise to him, that one day he would get his wish and a promise to herself, that she wouldn’t let everything end like this. A promise to them both, that they had a future in this changing world.”
  • Firstly, I must point out how very much I appreciate this KyoChi fic. Truthfully, there are not enough of them, and this one is a welcome contribution to the entire two that I’m aware of to date. Shiranui is a fantastic and fascinating character (especially his relationship with Harada), and I love how the author has taken this ship and molded it into something highly realistic. They didn’t force Chizuru to forget her warriors with the passage of time, and for that I am grateful. In this future, Chizuru has…met with a “bad ending” route to the game, so to speak. This is a glimpse into her life having moved forward.

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“Waffle House: Still Time for One More Bad Decision” — Fanfiction Friday (12/15/17)

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Fandom(s) featured this week:

“Yuri!!! On Ice”

American Pie (Friends Don’t Let Friends Eat Pancakes)

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“Yuri!!! On Ice” — Completed as of April 6, 2017; 1 chapter

  • “Yurio takes his drunk dads to Waffle House and fun times are had by all.”
  • Have you ever seen that Jim Gaffigan skit on Waffle House? No? Well, let me show you before I jump into this review…

Now, if you’ve never been to a Waffle House, you can at least say you’re acquainted with the atmosphere. You’re fully prepared to read the hijinx of a drunken Victor and Yuuri being babysat by Yuri at this… unique… eatery. ❤ ☚(*´∀`☚)

But no, guys, this was so funny, mostly because it made me think back to this skit, and the only time I’ve ever been to a Waffle House it was actually like 2 A.M., I was in college, and there was still time for one more bad decision. 


Seriously, Jim Gaffigan is hilarious and so is this fiction if you picture it.

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“So what am I, then?…Your last blaze of glory before you retire for good?” — Fanfiction Friday (12/8/17)

fanfic3FANDOM(S) FEATURED THIS WEEK:

“Yuri!!! On Ice”

Quadruple Flip

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“Yuri!!! On Ice” — Completed as of December 14, 2016; 9 chapters

  • “Viktor Nikiforov didn’t quit skating to look for inspiration. He quit skating because of his damn knee. Yuuri needs a hero. He can never know.” -haganenoheichou

 

  • “‘So what am I, then?’ Yuuri asked. ‘A charity case? A fanboy? Your last blaze of glory before you retire for good?’

    ‘You were meant to be,’ Viktor said dully. Yuuri’s expression shuttered. ‘But you’re not anymore-,'” 

 

People are self-seeking creatures; even the kindest among us have selfish impulses. It’s the human condition. This work portrays the bond between Victor and Yuuri as something entirely honest, wherein codependancy and selfishness deeply impact their relationship at its inception, and it might be the most realistic portrayal of their relationship that I’ve read so far. Victor loves the crowds, and Yuuri needs a hero.

The work comes fearfully close to “manipulative!Victor,” but as I said, I find it so fully realistic that I can’t fault it; because humans aren’t perfect, and Victor Nikiforov isn’t some romantic, all-supportive, perfectly-quaffed GOD; he’s a flawed human being. Just like everyone else.


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