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Aug. 23rd, 2010 09:53 pm
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"The strawberry hairspray or the vanilla, Uncle Yzak? "

"Hmph."

"Don't have that kind."

"Vanilla." At least there's more dignity in vanilla than strawberry.

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*snerk* Sorry, just had to share this. It's from a random fanfic. You probably won't understand why this amuse me so, but kudos to you if you do.

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On fic recs and whatnot...this is from the most unlikely fandom I thought I'd step in.

Gundam Seed/GS Destiny. Lulz. I don't think any of you from my friends list even like GS or stepped into the fandom. Unless if I've forgotten.

But oh well.

Two fics. Both with somewhat cliche title, but...both great fictions. With, also, Athrun/Cagalli as the main pairing. A plus is that they are both completed. Another plus is that I like the characterizations and interactions. Most Some other fics I saw on ffnet...oh, woe be me.

Being Athrun Zala by pratz.

This guy hit Athrun's characterization with bull's eye. It also shows what a more matured Cagalli looks like. Yes, I like how Cagalli's portrayed here. I would have liked more insights into her thoughts though. Despite some early plot holes and questionable premise...well. I'd have to say, it's probably one of the best among the odd 1500 fics tagged with Athrun and Cagalli at ffnet.

Eternal Destiny by Andrea Readwolf.

I immensely dislike mediaminer. But I read it on mediaminer anyway. Cause she (he?) separated chapters by scenes in her LJ, and eh...over 80 scenes to click on LJ compared to 9 chapters on mediaminer? Regardless, it was a good enough fic that I didn't mind suffering mediaminer. One thing I would like to see is a continuation, but...meh, oh well. Well-plotted, well-played. I spent a good part of tonight reading it, actually, and it's now just over 5am. I wouldn't mind seeing this as a sequel to GSD. The author took great lengths to secure a strong foundation for the story. I'm also rather tempted to copy and save the whole story to somewhere in my hard disk very soon for personal collection.

Sidenote for GSD: If you've watched GSD, and maybe the Final Plus ep, but have not touched the movies, this ending may interest you. It makes the two major pairings suspiciously all the more canon and set in stone. The first much more obvious than the other. The latter is still rather annoyingly vague, but...it implies something different compared to the original GSD ending.

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Fandom: Fate/Stay Night.
Game-verse, post Fate-route. Warning for game spoilers, Shirou/Rin, et cetera.
Theme song: The Greatest Treasure, by Girls Dead Monster. (Angel Beats!)
Fiction cross-linked to ffnet. (FFnet, U SUK. Link's not working at the moment. May or may not resolve itself later, but, I'll update this part later if necessary.)(Edit 2: Link's working again.)

The way she said that, the way she said 'oh' and his name, made him freeze. )

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Lack of Shirou/Rin fanfictions makes me sad. Is that pairing that unpopular, or am I just not seeing them..?

It's a little funny how my view changed - I don't recall really liking Fate/Stay Night that much the couple years ago I watched/played it. Hadn't even bothered to finish the HF route when the full patch came out. :P

Had some time recently, though. During the slow, quiet nights when I finally have time to myself to spend on mundane things. Got around to replaying the routes to refresh my memory, before moving on to HF. Also find myself liking UBW route more than the rest.

I guess this puts two visual novels on the list of my favorites - Ever17, and now FSN. Not sure why I didn't like FSN much back then though.

Hmm. Maybe my perspective on things did change a lot more than I thought compared to years ago. Oh well.

I will also say that Shirou is a constant source of annoyance that brings out a sort of weary/exasperated/resigned amusement.

Fate/Stay Night Scorecard:
Plot: 9
Graphics: 8
Sound/Music: 7
Gameplay: 7.5
Overall: 8
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Jun, I like your concept on Angel Beats. I really do.

But the way you present it from start to end is just plain wrong.

The last episode fails in so many ways I cannot describe. It would have worked so, so much better if Kanade did not go ooc. Because, you know, if she remained the stoic girl she was throughout the episode, and if she had shown actual emotions at just the scene with Yuzuru (aside from the Yuri part), that would have been a brilliant scene.

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If I haven't recommended this one, I'm doing it now. Delivery is good, author kept it really...brittania-ish, and. Yeah. Delivery is definitely the prime of this fic.

A certain chapter, in particular...is well worth remembering and priceless for reasons I will not divulge. *snort*

Code Geass: Lelouch of Brittania

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This fic, I love.

Also my first and possibly only Harry Potter fic recommendation.

Let it be said that Ron/Hermione or Harry/Ginny does not interest me.

Let it also be said that while my interest in HP was good those years ago, it was hearing about the pairings above becoming canon that made me lose interest.

Vaguely remember skimming the last two (three?) books while at a friend's place. Didn't read.

Heart Shaped World.

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Clocked in 58 hours on FF13. Fairly straightforward game.

Ending was...it was nice, but it feels lacking.

Trophies...meh.

Sleep.

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There is a fic in the MGLN fandom that completely disgusts me. Parody or no, it's just disgusting. But, then again, parody and I never mixed. If you could tell what I'm referring to, I'm sorry for you, too. Otherwise, may the curiosity not get the better of you, because I'm not linking or pointing fingers.

A foretelling of what will become of the fandom?

If already.

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