Been reading this for the past week. It's just as unbelievable as Skyrim itself in plot development, but kinda still hooking me for whatever reason. https://archiveofourown.org/works/1795186/chapters/3848677
>>1875579 It's pretty much like playing Skyrim. Plot points out of nowhere, people suddenly talking to you (and giving fetchquests)...but a little more cohesive and actually things connect (however coincidental).
Like em or not I'm posting some fics https://m.fanfiction.net/s/7527129/1/Old-Soul Dark Souls https://m.fanfiction.net/s/6624788/1/Cold-Days-With-A-Warm-Heart K on https://m.fanfiction.net/s/4004316/1/Windows-of-the-Soul Mai Hime https://m.fanfiction.net/s/3599530/1/Astraea-Lake Strawberry Panic https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10672066/1/Desire-After-a-New-Dawn LoL
>>1876034 I am german, they just aired S4 here recently but I missed quite a few episodes so I am rather annoyed that Netflix US can't get their shit in check and make due on their promise of S4 in September. S4 has tons of Shaw and Root stuff so I am a little impatient.
The plot devices are a little ridiculous sometimes but its so over the top and rule of cool I honestly don't feel bad about it at all. Amy Acker is also a miracle.
>>1876048 I just use pratebay and kickass, and an old version of utorrent (mostly for the few occasions on which I use a private tracker) and I have neither been arrested nor had my laptop blow up yet. I actually just dled season 4 a couple of weeks ago.
>>1876110 It's been a few years since I read much Buffy stuff, so nothing off the top of my head (and I was more of a Buffy/Faith person). Just use the tags on ff.n and sort by favorites or reviews, for a start.
>>1876121 I tried that but not a lot of people tagged the characters, probably because that fandom was active back in 200something when they didnt have character tags yet? Buffy/Faith was always to intense for me
>>1876123 That is certainly true, and a lot of fic was hosted on other sites that aren't around anymore. Try looking at popular fics' author's profiles, see what they have written/faved. It'll probably take some digging, but there's plenty of good stuff to find.
>>1876124 On a break currently but took a trend like >>1876156 said. Last episode before the break was about some stalker coming after Jane, the same one who torched her apartment and hacked into her accounts, and then kidnapped Maura at the end of it.
>>1875256 Can I get some good western animation fics? I want to expand my horizons and see if I can give non-anime fics. But like any good western cartoon will do, except Adventure Time. Bubbline is just so overrated to me.
if anyone is interested in Tinkerbell fics, I've done a short series and I'm currently working on another entry that I predict to be done this week which will be (Tinkerbell/Periwinkle/Vidia). The links to the series are below. I need to mention though, I've listed them in the order that I originally posted the stories and the order I recommend reading. However, if you want to read in chronological order, the timeline of the series goes 4 -> 5 -> 1 -> 2 -> 3 BTW, if your wondering why this series is five seperate links, my first entry, I wasn't expecting this to turn into a series and I didn't want to delete the first story and it's reviews
1. The Mystery of the Queen (Tinkerbell/Queen Clarion) - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9772883/1/Teaching-Tink-The-Mystery-of-the-Queen 2. The Benefits of Sister's (Tinkerbell/Periwinkle) - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9905173/1/Teaching-Tink-The-Benefits-of-Sisters 3. Show and Tell (TInkerbell/Vidia) - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10030415/1/Teaching-Tink-Show-and-Tell
>>1876263 Funniest fic you've read. GO! I'm totally not a newfag fishing for recs, I swear!
To contribute, western fics: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2103750/chapters/4587252 Frozen/Mulan http://archiveofourown.org/works/2573990 HP https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11033027/1/Like-Summer Frozen https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10656947/1/Reflection Frozen http://archiveofourown.org/works/3333755 Maleficent
>>1876263 >Tinkerbell/Periwinkle Fuck me, the holy, incestuous grail.
>>1876275 without a doubt, this one https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10664858/1/Must-Be-Love-A-series-of-Elsanna-oneshots equal parts comedy and sex and I loved it
>Fuck me, the holy, incestuous grail. oh yes, ever since i watched Secret of the Wings, I LOVED the pariing! it's such a shame there isn't more Tink/Peri fics, but I'll help change that one fic at a time
>>1876275 >http://archiveofourown.org/works/2103750/chapters/4587252 This one is great, I love all that cliche soulbonding shit when it's done well.
I read these the other day and thought they were great as well. http://archiveofourown.org/works/3254825/chapters/7095455 Shaw/Root Harry Potter AU I fucking love Harry Potter AUs, they're what fanfiction exists for. http://archiveofourown.org/works/3577395/chapters/7885557 Shaw/Root soulbond, mostly canon compliant.
I just wish there were some new Madoka fic worth reading.
I wish I could get back into fanfiction. I read (or at least checked out) so many fics for about 5 years, up until a year ago or so, both for western shows/books and Japanese stuff. And I just grew so tired of the flaws. Fanfics of Jap stuff has the problem of being fairly rare, as well as generally having poor prose due to the unfortunate tendency of copying LN/manga-style affectations, so eventually I just got sick of searching (didn't help that Ao3 blew up and there was no finding that stuff between all the western stories). The western stuff didn't have it quite that bad, but it did have the issue of celebrating and promoting very mediocre stuff for some reason and, most importantly, holy fucking shit there's like three different stories being told over and over again with different characters in different fandoms. Or just the same characters. And it all feels so immature, it's all about the same stuff it feels like.
Nowadays I can't stand western fics because it all feels so predictable, as well as the prevalence of tumblr-memes and crossovers and pop-culture references which makes otherwise decent stories unbearable. But I'm way too lazy to search for a glimmer of gold in the eastern fic department having to trawl through pages and pages of western stuff or het stuff on Ao3/ff.net respectively just to find ANY stories, much less one not written like a chuuni 5th-grader. And inevitably the decent stuff is like 1.5k words and lasts me 3 minutes of enjoyment for 30 minutes of looking.
Warmth is a fic I enjoy: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6514752/1/Warmth
It's pretty high on the angst, but I don't mind since it's fairly grounded and not related to dudes or DV which seems to be the go-to for angst and drama in fics. I like the writing a lot and the author does great drawings for it, though I dunno where the links to them went. I assume they'll be back soon.
Fanworks are always subject to quality variance and random discontinuation. Just write your own stories if you're that thirsty for your OTP being totally OOC.
I was super into Nanoha, KOn and Vocaloid fanfics for a while, in that order, but the interest just kind faded away eventually. Now I'm tempted to get into them again and there is basically nothing new to read.
>>1877060 There's only so much you can do with certain source material. But nowadays, almost every other story on AO3 is the same fandoms and pairings because they're "canon". And those ones aren't interesting in the slightest, I can say every trite romance cliché has been made into 10 korrasami fics, at least. Nobody is able to make fics for obscure fandoms because everybody flocks to the canon ones. Nobody has the imagination to spread yuri across EVERY piece of media and just resorts to making Carmilla fic #24357. But every so often, you can find the Holy Grail, all you need is dedication.
>>1877060 There was a time when these threads would fly, and there seemed to be a lot of new stuff around.
It all feels so dead now. I don't doubt a lot of it is disconnection on my part (I don't follow any western shows or keep track of the 'scene' outside of /u/), but I was never that connected before either.
And there definitely weren't so many fucking coffee shop AUs a few years ago.
Maybe I should pick up my own fics again, or something.
To avoid pure blogposting, a currently updating fic I'm following, from a game I have never played: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10390233/1/Burials-Unearthed
>>1877060 I have that feel too. Back in the day I would read and write so much Vocaloid fanfic, and I would scour AO3 for all sorts of fics (mostly AUs because I don't watch that much western stuff, and AUs are, lets face it, pretty much original stories, so I can just enjoy a nice lesbian story).
These days everything sounds samey and boring, and I haven't gotten the urge to write anything in a long time. Vocaloid is dead, Steven Universe doesn't really inspire me to write or read anything, and I was into Frozen for a bit but that was ages ago. I guess I follow Citrus but I have a feeling that everything there's gonna be bad.
>>1879078 I wrote "angsty tumblrshit" because every time I check that fandom on FFN it seems like there's a bunch of new fics where the characters are being bullied or cutting or just generally being shat on by life. Not every fic is like this but for some reason these have jumped out at me lately. Just my opinion.
I didn't have any issues with the quality of writing in Tokyo Intermezzo. It was more that I just couldn't see Yukari and IA as being the way she wrote them. Doesn't make it a bad story, just not my cup of tea. (Sex scenes were hella hot though.)
Her new story has badass!Luka in it, and I definitely want to see more of that.
Never been a fan of these kinds of crazy ideas. If one hot shower and a fistful of chicken nuggets can turn this supposed hobo back into the tall, elegant, seductive Luka that readers commonly imagine her as, there better be some really damn good reason for how she ended up penniless in the first place.
In my mind, Luka is working a comfortable but boring office job while Miku took two years off music school. Luka takes Miku in and they start dating, but feeling guilty about mooching off Luka, Miku gets a job at a burger place to help pay the expenses.
Most of the stories will just be about their daily shenanigans, but there is an overarching development about their respective career choices that pokes its head out here and there before slowly but steadily creeping its way into the foreground.
It ends with them making up their minds about their job/school and what they want out of life, on a positive note obviously.
>>1881477 The show is a straight fanfic that as gay b8 that is never going to become anything but that. That said i'm really looking forward to getting trolled when the producers ignore Mulan and out of nowhere make two non-important dudes gay...seriously, i'm pretty sure they are going to pull that. They are that shitty.
>>1881622 >That said i'm really looking forward to getting trolled when the producers ignore Mulan and out of nowhere make two non-important dudes gay The reactions to this happening on tumblr are going to be hilarious.
I guess another way to look at it is that it doesn't feel "anime" enough. It's written so well that I thought I was reading a lesbian bull dyke story at times, especially how butch and unfeminine some characters appeared.
>>1886253 I'm not sure what your definition of "bull dyke" is, but if you're using any characters in Tokyo Intermezzo as a reference, you clearly don't know any bull dykes IRL. The diesels I know don't look or act anything like any of the characters in Tokyo Intermezzo. Yukari with her flat ass is totally girly by comparison.
>>1886389 The passing comments about Yukari being butchy didn't bother me, but I'm a lesbian, so whatever. Guess we'll have to agree to disagree.
>>1886253 I think I might know what you mean. I enjoyed Tokyo Intermezzo but it felt rather...'American', or 'white'. Definitely did not have much of a Japanese flavor to it. While Yukari is named Yukari Yuzuki, she might as well be named Sarah Marshall. It felt like the characters being Japanese, and the story being set in Japan, had very little bearing on the story and how the characters acted.
Of course, it's not like many fanfics read like the works of Ryu Murakami/Haruki Murakami/Natsuo Kirino etc, but a lot of them inject anime sensibilities into the story, which makes the Japanese-ness of the characters seem less incongruous than it is in Tokyo Intermezzo.
I think it's not really an issue of trying to make the story more anime, but rather that it should be less "americanized"? Hard to put it into words right now. Maybe I'll think up some specific examples later.
>>1899015 By now I am just anxious that I will have invested so much time in this and its gonna go bad. Like natsuki marrying her cousin, another person dying, some more footloose. I get anxious whenever it updates, preparing for the worst
>>1899121 Do you enjoy politics and long strategy talk? Because ShizNat while being the main characters are busy conquering a country while trying to not get screwed over by senators. They get together fairly quickly though and are an item for more than a 1/4 of this I think
Bad Romance updated after years of being dead if anybody was into that. It is probably the most infuriating NanoFate fic for me since all the stuff with Nanoha and Fate together is gold but the tens of thousands of words where they aren't interacting is completely boring and uninteresting. Seriously author, I don't need to see Fate hanging around with yet another OC girlfriend who will be dumped in a chapter or two when NanoFate fuck again. Hint at it but don't show me the stuff nobody is interested in.
Also, are there any good Cross Ange fics besides the Christmas one or did everybody abandon that show in the second half?
Does anyone else find that most fic, no matter how well written and in character, always feels off because it's written from too much of a Western sensibility? I've never quite figured out exactly how to describe my issue with it. Is Nip fic any better if you can read moon?
>>1900711 Look at the board, then look back to my post, then think about yours again. Clearly I'm talking about anime and manga fic. In which case they generally are set in Japan, or at least a magical fantasy Japan. And even if they're set elsewhere the characterisation and setting stems from Asian and Japanese culture and experiences. If I'm reading fic for something it's because I want more of the thing the fic is written from, whether it's the further adventures of characters I liked or an embellishment of the story or setting I didn't get from the original canon. There's something unfulfilling about it when they miss that tone, like eating knock-off oreos - it's similar, but not the same and lacking a certain satisfaction.
I don't have a problem with western fantasy AUs, but modern or historical Japan setting is almost never handled well by western authors. They often contain elements that just wouldn't fly in Japan. Japanese authors do handle these better, quite understandably.
People who don't speak Japanese probably don't have this problem, but with some settings and series, reading characters use English language itself feel awkward. With these, I hear the characters speak in Japanese even when I'm reading the dialogue in English. Hibike fics for example. I had no problem reading Japanese fics (there are really good ones). English ones, I either cringed at the obvious western elements or auto-translated the dialogue in my head.
Start learning Japanese, anon. It's never too late, and I promise it's easier than English.
>>1900702 I feel you. A lot of English fics around JP fandoms (honestly, Vocaloid is really, really bad about this) simply feel awkward, it's too Western. I think I talked about this before in relation to Tokyo Intermezzo, but this is a problem that plagues a lot of fics other than Genki's. The characters, while Japanese, simply don't feel Japanese. They're really western. This is a problem in Hear My Song, this is a problem in Figure Drawing, this is a problem in Postage, this is a problem in Oscillation, and so on. None of these characters feel like they are Japanese in any way shape or form despite the names and character origins. I can forgive Falling, Crumbling/Of Common Blood because of the setting, but...the others just don't fit.
Vocaloids don't have set personalities though and can be molded into anything. Most of those stories don't even try to pretend they're Japanese. I could see it if they try to make them Japanese idols like in On & On or something but a fic like Postage doesn't attempt to be a work where Japan or Japanese heritage is important at all.
>>1900790 Vocaloids may not have set personalities but they're Japanese and have Japanese names and are of Japanese origin.
I can't pretend that a story where everyone has Japanese names isn't a story about Japanese people. It's not like not mentioning a character's race or nationality is going to make someone named Hatsune Miku white.
This was the only one that I felt was too western. And I don't think I can really put the "blame" on the writer. I think looking at it fairly, certain words and scenes simply just triggered me into imagery that I strongly associate with real world American lifestyle.
Generally speaking, I don't have a problem with characters not being nip enough, even in stories that supposedly take place in nipland. Modern 1st world countries have a lot more in common than you'd think, especially among younger generations that practically grew up watching and listening the same stuff across the pond.
>>1900796 Kagamine Len? Megurine Luka? Those aren't Italian names and you know it. Oliver doesn't really count, as he is an English vocaloid.
Anyways, we can agree to disagree. For me, the simple knowledge that these are Japanese characters is enough to trigger a disconnect.
>>1900826 It's probably due to personal feelings based on reading a lot of light novels and Japanese books and stuff. Modern 1st world countries may be similar, but East Asia in general tends to have more similarities culturally with each other than with Western culture. Honestly I feel like a lot of characters are really disconnected from their roots, which doesn't sit well with me.
Disclaimer that I am also of Korean descent, so these discrepancies may stick out to me more because of that.
>>1900856 I think it's very easy for anyone to look at their culture being presented by someone else and think "hey, that's not us!" without really giving it much critical thought.
Ultimately, you have to accept that you don't, and can't possibly, know every corner and facet of your country to stubbornly believe that something like Tokyo Intermezzo can never, ever happen somewhere near home.
T.I still felt too American to me at times, but I think what made me ultimately lose interest in the subject was the simple fact that I just wasn't that into that particular pairing. Had it been Luka and Miku in that story, I probably would have stuck around.
>>1900821 It just seemed like a rather pointless part of it to take issue with. Would it be preferable if I rephrased it? >Does anyone else find that most anime and manga fic set in Japan, or at least a magical fantasy Japan, no matter how well written and in character, always feels off because it's written from too much of a Western sensibility? I actually considered phrasing it like that in the beginning anyway, but I had hoped most people would be able to understand what I was getting at without me having to phrase it like an exam question.
>>1900784 But I already speak English ;_; I did start learning and was really dedicated at first, but between one thing and another sort of drifted away from it over the summer. I think I got discouraged as well because I didn't feel like I was really getting anywhere significant, but I probably wasn't putting enough time in to the right parts either.
>>1900793 I think part of the problem is how much doujinshi I have read, though I'm limited to stuff that's been translated, and a few Japanese fics that I've found translated over the years. There's often such a gap between Japanese and Western characterisation and interpretation of the text in them that I then find it bothers me when I go and read fic, either breaking my immersion completely or making me wonder if it's really 'right'.
And then certain ideas become ingrained in fandoms which may be completely out of tune with the original work, but once you've read a lot of fic you don't notice any more - though that's something that happens in all fandoms, Eastern and Western, as far back as Xena fic I've read.
>>1900826 I haven't read TI so I have no opinion there, but I reject the notion that global culture has become homogeneous enough for the differences to be negligible in fiction. Ireland, Britain and America all speak English and watch each others tv shows and films, and read each others books, but if you ever visit another one there's still significant differences between each of them and in turn we're much more similar to each other than we would be to any Asian countries.
I think what really made me notice the difference was reading some Nip Mai Hime fic that was translated years ago and how Natsuki in particular behaved was so different from how she was always written in English fic that it stuck with me ever since and the more I've learned over the years that more I've noticed the disparity.
>>1901742 Aw shit I loved this fanfic back on FF.net!! Awesome rec. After this I went on a Bellatrix/Narcissa search but there really isn't much. Glad to hear that she finally started on the sequel too. Welp, time to reread and read.
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5029501/chapters/11560339 The writing has a few typos and its relatively new, but until I read it I didn't know how much I needed a genderswapped, tsundere Nathan in my life.
>>1903961 I only have a list of old recs, I probably pasted them in another thread at some point, but here:
- https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9106918/1/The-Camera-Loves-You Favorite of a lot of other people - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9166304/1/Survivor - http://archiveofourown.org/works/731639 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/718557 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/747937 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/753513 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/1155104/chapters/2342854 My favorite
>>1905164 >>1905176 I quit too early on to say whether it was worth it, though I don't personally mind slow build, just didn't mesh with the style. But it seems to have a complete even longer sequel. https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9328531/1/The-Dreaming
>>1905292 Now that I've read both of these, I'll say that although The Camera Loves You was pretty good, The Dreaming drags a lot and can be quite boring. The Dreaming also gets a healthy dose of tumblr memes and the way Lara is written makes seem almost sociopathic at times.
Seen a couple anons asking around for this from time to time.
Here's a rar of all the Kannazuki no Miko fics Tsuyazakura Kouyoki put on ff.net before he deleted them: http://www.mediafire.com/download/8a8mi375llya7e6/Tsuyazakura_Kouyuki_archive.zip
Note this was not made by me. Someone else here on /u/ put them all in an archive and posted them on mediafire but I seem to have been one of only a handful to have downloaded it. Since I couldn't find the original link I decided to just rehost them on mediafire myself. One last thing. The fics are broken up into a wide variety of file types split up by chapter. I've already made two of the stories into PDFs/epubs for easier reading but I still got two more to go.
>>1922466 Oh one other thing does anyone have any of Ange Sinestre's old Mai HiME Shiznat fics from before he deleted them? The Kyoto Hunt and Antipode is what I believe they were called. I never downloaded them.
A thing that bothers me is when a character is supposed to speak a language I also speak (like french) and does it every now and then for emphasis / sexy foreign accent / other reasons and then the french or whatever is clearly from google translate and in a way that is never used by native speakers.
Years ago I read a funny GinnyxHermione (Harry Potter) fanfic. I can only remember that the book Wuthering Heights was lend to Hermione from Ginny (or vice versa). Anyone can remember and has the link?
>>1925834 I actually never read either. Though I did read The Kyoto Hunt last night. Gonna read Antipode later. I like angsty Shiznat fics (big WotS fan) and from what I gathered this one will be just angsty enough whilst maintaining the some of the humor of Kyoto Hunt.
I did enjoy Kyoto Hunt btw. Liked that it was more the HiME Rangers taking the fight to Searrs rather than just always running and I also enjoyed that they used all the HiME rather than just a handful.
>>1926733 I can guess why L&O has a lot of fic, or at least SVU. The hets ship Olivia with Stabler, but Alex/Olivia was a massive subtext fandom for a while, one of the first that really got to use the internet to hold discussions and post fic.
I like to recommend Overlady if you don't mind a REALLY slow build up to the romance and are fond of Overlord (the vidya about conquering shit with goblins, not the vidya animu) and Familiar of Zero. It's pretty funny but the overall plot is basically Louise dealing with the fallout of her not being around to solve the problems of the plot of the original anime, becoming an evil overlady, and being really fucking deep in the closet.
>>1934383 >sorta a het romantic interest I'm not that surprised considering the actual show is close to a harem anime. However as long as the mistress wins, everything will be right with the world. This may or may not be influenced by love for the Overlord series and how not many crossovers get above 100k.
>>1934393 The overlord series is pretty great. Though I should also note that it's only influence is the Minion and Gnarl. There's a different history of Overlording worked into the FoZ's setting and the games themselves aren't really involved.
Also it seems probable that the Mistress will win. Assuming the law of conservation of detail means shit.
>>1934398 The humor in the fic could be in the vein of the Overlord series as well, though that might be a stretch since I haven't read it. Here's to hoping that the Mistress wins. Did she at least go out and kidnap a bunch of village girls to serve as handmaidens or just maidens for the tower?
>have been reading Bella/Alice fan fics for months now >exhausted the entire stock of the internet for ones over 30k words that aren't complete garbage >feel empty inside now that I can't find any new ones >don't even like Twilight
>>1934554 >https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4746078/1/My-Sister-Rosalie-Book-I-Captor This is pretty ok >https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9830677/1/In-The-Shadows This is really, really AU but if you enjoy GTA or Elmore Leonard type of stuff is enjoyable.
Also a Bonus: >https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9573130/1/Alice-Bella-and-the-Stripper-Mechanic Hilariously Bella/Rose or Bella/Alice is not the endgame.
I miss Twilightfemslash, i thought the retarded reverse genre novel was going to re-ignite the fandom but the only big 'fic' that came out of that was a literal Tumblr mess.
>>1935275 There's a situation in the early chapters where it is decidedly yuri but Louise is in denial and freaks out. It starts showing signs in the thirties and in the forties, however it's better to read it if you're a fan of the Overlord series since it helps make everything flow better. At least in getting to the yuri. It's a nice fic all in all but the yuri isn't a centralized element. Might be when the story advances some more though.
>>1934552 >>don't even like Twilight Are there any good fics that don't require me to have more than a passing knowledge of Twilight? It seems like a pretty ripe field for fics, but I've got no interest in actually reading the books.
>>1934493 Start giving us some [/spoiler]spoilered[/spoiler] spoilers then. That's what the tag's for. I appreciate the recommendation, but it's a really long fic, and some of us weary about starting it.
Though I will say that for people who care about their time and are concerned with the length of the fic, you might want to stay away if you're just in it for the yuri as we're at one-sided feelings stage right now and it's not likely to change all too soon.
However if you don't mind the wait, and/o if you like the humor from Overlord,then I'd say read it.
>>1935299 >https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8849354/1/Incoming-Messages Read this as "Incoming Massages" and was disappointed when I realized this wasn't about the characters opening a massage parlor for females only.
>>1935676 I never did. I think everything I know about the show I learned from fics, and by now I'm pretty sure I know every major plot twist up to the end of the 4th season. Just stick with it and don't be surprised if something's mentioned and you have no clue what's going on.
>>1935683 same thing happened to me with glee fanfics. I've never watched that shit nor I'm planning to,but after reading so many faberry fics I'm confident to say I know pretty much all important storylines and characters on that show. it has never has gotten in the way of my enjoyment of said fics,on the contrary,most of my favorite fics are from that fandom and I never had put up with that crappy show.
>>1935760 I only read faberry,but sure,here are some of my favorites,enjoy.
Angst/Drama https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8389558/ https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8155021/1/ http://archiveofourown.org/works/369406/chapters/601523it does have a happy ending,I promise https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8151492/1/ https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10226805/1/ https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8730271/1/
>>1935279 Can't believe I missed this post. You basically summed up the yuri content far better than I did a week ago.. waiting for the author to update is god damn suffering. Especially since the spacebattles thread is dead for opportunity to talk about the fic
>>1875745 Agent Carter has a lot of fic for a purely subtext ship, Person of Interest has some good stuff but the characters are fairly hard to get right and the relationship is canon so it's one where you might be better served just watching. The 100 is canon and has a large fic base, canon and AU, same with Carmilla, the webseries. A simple search for f/f category fics on ao3 sorted by kudos will get you a bunch of results from these fandoms and SQ first up.
>>1942031 Forgot to mention, the Pitch Perfect movies have inspired a lot of Bechloe fic.
And then yeah, the older fandoms, Xena, Rizzles, Glee, Buffy, Legend of the Seeker, W13, SVU, STV, CSI, SG1, DWP. Honestly, I've worked best by finding an author I liked (harper_m and fembuck are great for this kind of thing) and going through their works or finding a fandom page/tag and going through the fics, maybe on a femslash only archive even, like ralst or Pink Rabbit.
I don't read it for several reasons, but the writing is published-book worthy and the story (so far) the only real thing to be done with Reapers in the given ME universe. Expect a lot of angst, though.
>>1934357 So when does this get /u/? I'm 35 chapters in and there's not even a single, teeny tiny sight of it so far unless you count the early jokes about Louise kidnapping maidens, which disappeared like 20 chapters ago anyway. Granted there's not been much het either but it seems to pop up in conversations more and more in recent chapters so it's not exactly encouraging reading.
This isn't anons doing a Mugino thing and reading bizarrely large amounts of subtext into jokes and friendship is it? Because rather than a case of 'possible het LI and possible /u/ LI' this really feels like 'so het it isn't even scared to make /u/ jokes' so far, a la lame harem series.
I've always wanted somebody to do that, write a seemingly general fic in a huge fandom like Glee or Twilight or HP or something, a good one, get tons of people into it, then slowwwwly go the lesbian route.
>>1950502 No, not really. What makes the anons furious is if the self-advertising is spammed every thread or I suppose on this board every day. Once or twice is probably fine if there's a gap between them.
I don't like to toot my own horn. It's one of the most popular Sakura-centric stories running right now, so you've probably either heard of it or skimmed it at some point if you're into that sort of thing.
>>1949236 >>1950510 >Go to AO3 and look for fics with Sakura >Get lots of Sasuke/Naruto stuff with Sakura as a side character, abandon plan >Decide FFN would probably be the site to look for an anime fic, especially if started early enough to become one of the longest >Filter down to English Sakura fics, look for those updated on Dec 31st or a little before >Ctrl+f for " ino " in the last chapter >Check author's favorites, has femslash fics
Is it https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5316196/1/Loyalty ?
>>1950587 >I admit nothing. Seriously? I'm kind of impressed at myself.
>>1950642 >writing a story strictly for the sake of one character's relationship with another is a sign of bad writing. You're writing toward a point rather than writing a story and that's bad, mmkay? I get what you mean about the criticism of writing toward a point but come now, that's just elitism for the sake of elitism, surely. A relationship can be a story in itself, hell, a snapshot of a single second can be a story.
There will probably be more people that pick this one up knowing it might lead in a more /u/ direction but can't blame people in this thread for looking for that kind of thing specifically. We already mostly know what we want in terms of general and/or het content outside of here (and so much of the time, general usually comes to be het anyway).
>>1950642 >And writing a story strictly for the sake of one character's relationship with another is a sign of bad writing I wouldn't say it's strictly a sign of bad writing. At least for anything short of a longfic. Having focus in a story is preferable over stories that just devolve into clusterfucks of drama.
It's bad writing when the relationship falls into an isolated bubble of plot without good reason. Friends/family/associates/enemies of the couple should be used in the lifespan of the relationship. This is especially true for any pairing that could find controversy in the setting of the work.
I don't think that writing to a point is necessarily bad either. Having an endgame in mind can be beneficial as long as one is willing to be flexible with the route they take to that point.
>>1950653 Well, there was a reason I didn't really want to post it here yet - it's not at that part of the story. It's 170,000 words long at this point and we're only up to the chunin exams. It's just a fun little time to begin nudging things into a romantic direction for Sakura.
>>1950642 I was just pointing out the error so it could be fixed. I liked what I read, for the record.
>writing a story strictly for the sake of one character's relationship with another is a sign of bad writing This implies that I'm only interested in bad stories, so obviously I'm going to disagree.
I'd say it's only a sign of bad writing if your intention was to write a more expansive story. If your goal in the first place was to write a simple story that was focused on a single point, then it's entirely possible for the result to be well-written and entertaining. The intent of the author is the key variable here.
If the audience is led to believe that it's a broad story but the author intends to deliver a focused story then that's just false advertising.
If an author intends to write a complex story and advertises it as such, but delivers a focused story instead, then that's probably what people mean when they say a story is "pretentious". I've always hated that word because it's so badly-defined, thus this has been productive.
>>1950668 > it's not at that part of the story It is if you have a haircare fetish.
>>1950668 There are swathes of this board that are dedicated to topics that are barely anything more than teasing hints and near-crack shipping. Not everyone will call for your head if you post something that isn't yet at dykes dyking it out dykiliy as long as it appears to at least being part of something to come at the time of posting.
>>1950684 >we I loved that story, and I'm sure another anon might've as well. However, to add to your point, I think what concerns more anons is how soon it happens or gets hinted at in something that is 100k+ in words.
>>1950684 The reaction was hardly out for blood and I felt that the fic being a slow build was emphasized quite clearly. Not to mention clarifications of the starting points of when it becomes more /u/ relevant are present if you follow the reply chains.
>>1950684 >Overlady was linked here Huh, fancy that. I found it linked somewhere else a while ago, it's pretty fun, though it drags sometimes.
The yuri subtext (overtext?) with Louise's sister is the best part. You don't really that sort of thing in fanfics, usually the gay relationships are front and center, instead of being teased over dozens of chapters at varying levels of comedy.
>>1950713 Catt is truly one of the great parts of the fic. Also I would say that her text is pretty overt, but hilariously flying over Louise's head. Can't wait for Eleanor to get sucked into the madness
>>1950577 >over 6 years old Goddamn, I always wonder how people manage to still be motivated to write a story for so long. I know I barely care about any of the shows and series I was into 6 years ago.
>>1952410 There's a difference between slow burn and not knowing if it's gonna show up at all. I'm sure anons don't mind slow burn at all if the result is guaranteed or near enough. If it's very much questionable, though, it's gonna create a different reaction - even if many anons love stories for other reasons, even ones without any /u/ at all, those aren't really relevant to the thread.
In general, author confirmation will dispel all worries regardless of how the story looks, while even the most teasing story without a confirmed romance will be viewed critically, doubly so if it's long as fuck. Because people who enjoy the stories for their own merit and not because of the romance, even if they visit this thread, probably are discussing it other places.
>>1952443 One could also apply law of conservation of detail to fics. At least to the better ones. All the attention that is given to Louise's denial about her attraction to Henrietta makes it feel like it's going to happen. Plus there are a few suspiciously specifically worded sentences, and an understanding of Overlord's characters/plot makes it reasonable to believe that there is an interest outside of the couple itself to see the two together.. Even if Overlord's actual plot isn't even present in the fic's combined universe.
>>1952736 >any good Bella/Queen of Volturi There's one and only one that I know on ff that comes close to decent which is https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9015746/1/A-New-Chapter. 111k, actually upfront about it as well (established within the first 10 chapters), completed, and gives an explanation for why it's all three queens paired with Bella.
Now to be fair, the person doesn't use a beta out of laziness and it's been a while since I've read it but it holds up from what I can recall. The author also has quite a few Bella/Denali girl ones though those are up in the air. I think I've read the Bella/Kate and Bella/Tanya one and they were okay. I didn't really have expectations outside of just wanting something long, unusual couple, and enough skill that I could unconsciously filter out the slight mistake or two I read over.
>>1952837 I never understand that. I have shit on ff.net I'm embarrassed by, but it still gets reviews and faves so I just changed the account name and abandoned it. Clearly someone is still enjoying it.
>>1952837 >>1953775 I did that five years ago when I hit a massive writer's block and all writing made me feel incredibly anxious. I nuked the handful of short fics on my account and haven't properly gotten back to writing since. I honestly regret doing it now.
>>1953821 What's worse is I gave a few reviews, and it was pretty much top 10 of the fandom for me, top 5 if you exclude short stories. I figure it's a good thing I download everything I like, I guess.
Unrelated, but kinda related, >give a comment on ao3, notice that author responds to everyone with at least a thank you >my comment is the only one without a response >my comment is not the most recent one
>>1953855 [A Paradox named Siobhan] https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5617770/1/A-Paradox-named-Siobhan S: My take on the Time-turner concept. HG/MM.
[Eighteen Again] https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10203246/1/Eighteen-Again S: Minerva couldn't have possibly foreseen the consequences of protecting one of her young Muggleborn students when she jumped in front of a flying potions vial. Now she's eighteen again and having to face adolescence once more. Uncontrollable emotions, a raging Scottish temper, a Gryffindor sense of adventure, and entirely unwelcome hormones! (Hermione/Minerva)
[To Everything There Is A Season] https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6428822/1/To-Everything-There-Is-A-Season S: Set some years in the future, Hermione is a 29 year old widow with two children - Minerva is interested. This story tells the progression of their relationship over 4 seasons. HG/MM and is actually DH compliant.
[A Week and a Date] https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10473647/1/A-Week-and-a-Date S: Harry realizes that his best friend, Hermione, has it bad for Professor McGonagall. He challenges her to woo their teacher; after all, Hermione has never met a challenge she couldn't face. In fact, she usually goes above and beyond expectations. This time would be no different.
[Becoming Helen] https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9878799/1/Becoming-Helen S: Hermione decides that if Minerva would never love a woman as young as she was, then the simple solution was to make herself older...at least until she'd successfully won her Professor's heart. MM/HG.
[The Courtship of Rose's Mother] https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8252124/1/The-Courtship-Of-Rose-s-Mother S: Young Rose Weasley with the help of Twinkie the house elf scheme to find her mummy the right match.
[The night before Christmas] https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8833330/1/The-night-before-Christmas S: A few years after Hogwarts, it's Christmas Eve and Hermione gets a surprise...
[Yes, She Wrote] https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10375748/1/Yes-She-Wrote
>>1953855 >>1953881 There's obviously more out there, but those are some that stuck out. Do note however, that a common trope for the pair is magic dick/enlarged clit to explain children so be a touch wary. I'm pretty sure most of the ones I linked don't involve that. If they do I apologize.
>>1953937 Yeah it's real stupid though why it stuck specifically for that pairing probably has to do with their usage/exploration of figuring out what transfiguration can do. Some of the deeper MinveraMione fics speculate that it could lead some quantum/nuclear processes via magic or very dangerous in the vein of transfiguring an artery into thread or something.
>>1952837 >I've waited years for the story, "Strangers Together" from fictionpress to update, maybe four, five months ago the author said they will some day come back to it but hasn't touched it in years.
>It's about a human, sheltered princess being arranged marriage to a young Elven Queen in a far away land.
Has great world building and story but once you've read it you might become infected with the need to fill that void. I've yet to come across a story be it /lit/ related or fan-fiction/press related with a Human Woman and a Elven/Mystical Queen/Princess story and have wonderful building.
>>1955887 How I Met Your Mother. It had nothing to do with the shitty series, except maybe the vaguest of ideas. I don't know why I responded to that Twilight post, must have forgot to delete the link. The fic was for Frozen. I can dig it out if you want.
>>1953821 My anxiety was so bad I couldn't even log into my account, but by the time it passed I didn't care anymore so I was like, let them read terrible fic! Though I actually really like the last two things I wrote and I want to continue them but I never want to be associated with that account again even though no one remembers me. Whoops?
>>1956966 The solution is elegant: write fanfiction of your fanfiction. Just blatently steal the previous concept and go forward guns blazing.
On a only somewhat related note, one day I'm going to fix that one elsa fic where the story does a complete 360 at the precipice of the climax and moonwalks into a sudden and sloppy ending where elsa conveniently gets maneuvered into everything she could have wanted with no logical reasons, control from her or obvious concequences. Fuck that shit. How can someone fuck up such a simple premise which literally writes itself and has to be only followed through to the inevidable bad end? Forever mad.
>>1881561 The solution is to first look at a ton of fanart. With a bit of luck, you'll start seeing the characters from your favorite drawings. >>1881615 >Seriously, rot your teeth sugary fluff all over that fandom. I might need to get into that asap. Every fandom I try lately is bleak and angsty shit. >>1879184 It's easy to say you're going to write something but then get stuck. I'm in that boat right now.
>>1952837 >>1952837 Something similar happened to me, except it was a smut fic I found with just the right mix of childhood destroying goodness and hot girl on girl action. Luckly, this was back when I was on a bend about saving all the porn I found instead of just bookmarking it, so I think I might still have it somewhere.
>>1957453 Right, it's crap, but it doesn't have to be. I even made this scientific graph to illustrate how suffering went wrong. I'm not really a scientist, though, so the graph might be less than perfect.
Angst can be good and satisfying. It only needs a premise with a plausibly inherent tragedy and a competent execution. The suspense here isn't whether or how our hero triumphs in face of adversity, but in the futile struggle to reach the impossible goals they have set for themselves. There is never any doubt about the certainty of a bad end, but the thrill is in the fight, in the small victories and the setbacks against the ever-present tension of the hopelessness looming over everything. >Why do we rise, Bruce, only for us to inevitably fall again? The climax isn't going to be their brightest moment but their darkest hour when they fall from the very heights they fought so hard to reach. Though it's not the fall that kills but the landing and this can be a rewarding and a memorable character defining moment.
The premise of suffering has it all. A broken girl in love with her sister - there's never going to be a happy end for that. Even if she'd get the girl, she'd be still banging her sister which is all kinds of fucked however one were look at it. Doing the right thing is hurting them both and keeping them miserable. All that's needed is a sliver of hope to get the snowball rolling and riding the avalanche down to the village at the bottom of the valley.
>>1957531 Where suffering fails fundamentally is the execution. The beginning is aimless rambling setting up the same premise and characters over and over again. Then, suddenly and unexpectedly, it finds its feet in middle. The plot starts almost dancing to the proper beat. There's gauntlet set up between her and her goal and she steps forward. She triumphs, she falters, she falls, she rises and she soldiers on. It's great. Then she's at the greatest hurdle, the insurmountableness of which rests upon the very founding logic of the story itself. This is the pivotal moment where she must fall, answer for her deeds and truly face herself at the bottom. And it's robbed from her. All the other characters stand up, start clapping and congratulate her and bend backwards to accommodate her. Even the character of Elsa itself is baffled by all of this and goes through the rest of the story as a passive piece only witnessing all the frantic and last-minute shuffling around her. And then it just ends on an 'Okay then?'
>>1957532 >>1957531 I... You kinda put a lot of thought into it. I only gave it a passing glance because everyone was talking about it like it was the hottest shit ever, but I'll never trust again. The whole premise was shitty from the get go - while it's nice to see a flawed character, it's not particularly interesting if the whole story is an exercise in self-flagellation.
>>1957536 It was hot shit because it was sort of everybody's or 'our' collective brainchild. Hence the disjointed nature of the first chapters. Elsa and suffering was initially made by (a segment of) 4chins for (a segment of) 4chins (that there is overlap with tumblr and who knows what else or that the story took on a life of its own is irrelevant at the moment). The premise is simple and relatable (for a segment) - she's alone togather and pining for an impossible waifu and she knows it - and the angst is logical and rational.
>>1957753 It doesn't really decend into self-flagellation since that would imply that she'd would go around hurting as many people as possible so she can blame more and more stuff on herself and derive more and more pleasure from punishing herself for it. In the story, an the premise especially, she's actively trying to minimise and contain the circle of hurt. Not because it feels good, but because it's logical and rational.
The self-hurt(ing?) itself shouldn't be a problem since it's a natural part of the premise, it's not something the author has invented and made up and added to the premise just because >angst, yo It can still be a problem when the author doesn't employ it organically and it becomes repetetive, tiresome and overt and again something that exists for its own sake.
In the premise, however, it's justifiable. Elsa is a logical and a rational (to an extent rigidly so) person with moral upbringing. She knows what's considered right and wrong, that her feelings certainly aren't normal. She can't blame Anna since she's completely innocent and pure in Elsa's eyes and certainly isn't guilty of seducing Elsa. As a logical and a rational person, that leaves only one culprit for Elsa to blame - herself. And she hates herself for being unable to stop the taint, the wrongness, she sees this as a fundamental weakness, a sure sign of her ingrained depravity, wickedness, because otherwise she'd be able to overcome this whole thing. But her morals and rationality won't let her embrace it either. That would mean not only failing herself even more but also every person and ideal important to her. She can't do that. Not because she's got a martyr complex or a thing for BDSM, but because she's a fundamentally good person in an impossible situation.
>>1957754 So she does the only rational and logical thing she can think of - that which causes the least amount of hurt to everyone. She tries curing herself by isolating herself from the temptaion. This backfires as Anna is hurt and now Elsa feels guilty and again can't help but feel justified hating - she would hate the kind of person who couldn't even more - the source of that hurt - herself. And she's angry at her the world - >She's trying so hard! How can doing the whole thing feel so shitty? Are the morals she's been thought wrong? and at herself - >No! That would imply that her parents are wrong and that's just not possible. Also, Anna is completely normal. So it has to be her, it's always ultimately her fault. She can't shift the blame.
So, by the beginning of the story she's got a lot of hate and anger directed at herself. As she sees this as completely justified and necessary and inevitable. This manifests as anger, self-hate, self-depreciation, self-doubt, anxiety, isolation, asocial dendencies. Flagellation doesn't really come into play. It's not something she derives pleasure from nor even something she has a choice in. She wants to have a way out but she can't see an acceptable one. That's why she is quick to go down any rabbithole with even a slight promise of absolution from all the hate and anger and guilt. In the end she just wants to be normal.
>>1957818 >it's moronic misery wank As the story is now, yeah, probably to a degree, though I'd argue its failings are more niuanced than that as it ultimately fails at misery as well. The premise, however, has potential to be so much more. It's just that the, well, not the author, the writer couldn't pull it off.
>to read it in full one has to exhibit masochistic tendencies Ehh. As valid as saying that stating that requires requires some level of faggotry.
>Didn't you have a thousand threads for that? Pardon ? Should I've apologiesed for a wall of text instead? I think I should have. Welp.
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