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Monday, April 4th, 2011 01:26 pm
I plan on doing these about once a month or two (more, if updates become more frequent).

All of my new recommended fic can now be found on my Tumblr account. As always, I take any pairing, genre, rating, or (new!) fandom. The only thing I ask is that the fic be completed and not a work in progress. I have received quite a few recommendations so far, and am working my way through them. But I would love even more!

 

The list is a little puny this round as I've just started... )



 



 

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Monday, March 28th, 2011 01:46 pm


I went ahead and created a Tumblr account a few months ago, but it's only now that I feel comfortable enough with the site to pimp it out.

Basically, this will be my new place to log fan fiction recommendations. My existing lists will remain on LJ (and I may compile new ones to post here eventually) but from now on, everything new that I read which I find extraordinary I'm going to be recommending on the Tumblr site.

It's a little bare and sad right now with only three recommendations (two Inception, one Avatar), but I plan on adding more all the time. Follow me! Or better yet, recommend me some fic that you think is worthy to pimp here: http://awesomeavocadolove.tumblr.com/ask

Same rules as always: Any fandom, any pairing, any rating. However, I will not be recommending Works In Progress or fics I've mentioned already on my LJ lists. (At least, not until I've got the Tumblr plumped up a little with new stuff.) 

I especially would like to hear about good, new Avatar and Naruto fics as I've fallen behind recently. :( 
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Saturday, January 1st, 2011 11:50 am


Welp, as my septic tank is being pumped and I have a few minutes... here's a rec I've been meaning to post!

I plan on posting the full list of recs from the most recent [livejournal.com profile] kakairu_fest , but until then here's the fic I was lucky enough to receive:

International Relations
Summary: AU Sixteen years old Umino Iruka, from Yugakure no Sato, sees his first A-rank going from bad to worse when the scroll he was supposed to bring home from Suna is ‘lost’ and ends up with a Konoha ANBU along the way. Good thing that this ANBU is one ready to make deals, right?

There are so many reasons for the rec: it hit my AU buttons exactly, the sex was hawt, and the ending was incredibly sweet -- all around perfect for the holidays. I adored this fic and have read it, like, four times already. Enjoy!
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Monday, December 13th, 2010 11:15 pm


So I may be a bit biased, because it's a follow-up to my fic, The Apple Falls Far, but I think [livejournal.com profile] feral_shrew 's Far From The Tree is an excellent read. It captures the spirit and themes of the original fic wonderfully, and creates a resolution that, I think, is very satisfying.


Far From The Tree is in three parts:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 06:49 pm
Reason #104 that I love [livejournal.com profile] kakairu_kink 


[livejournal.com profile] kita_the_spaz  posted this fic, Bronze and Green, in response to a request of mine for a Dragon Riders of Pern/Naruto crossover. And it's really good. Check it out!!!!


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Thursday, August 5th, 2010 08:59 pm
OMG you guys.

I'm sorry, I know I already posted once today, but I've had the pleasure of reading some REALLY great works and I just gotta share.

The first is a fan fic called Missing by maldoror-gw who is already on my Top 25 fics of all time with Hunter's Moon. Anyway, it's a Gaara/Lee story. And I'm the first to say that I don't dig them as a couple -- have never even tried to read a fic about them. Luckily, it's not explicit and OMG FUCK JUST READ THIS.

Let me be lazy and post the summary from [livejournal.com profile] epic_recs 

A botched mission results in Lee's death. Gaara, however, can't feel the effects of such a monumental loss and therefore concludes that Lee is not dead after all. He sets out to prove it.

Writing Gaara in a relationship is a tricky business. Though he's certainly changed dramatically since we first saw him in the series, his past was not simply erased by the pep talk he got from Naruto. He still has difficulties relating to people and emotions, which makes him a complicated and complex romantic partner.

That being said, Maldoror knows precisely how to handle him. Gaara's love for Lee comes undeniably through the narration, but so does his single-mindedness and his disconnection with the world around him outside the privileged few that have become precious to him. His search for Lee and mounting instability are heartbreaking. But those that dislike dramas should not turn away - though much of the fic is soaked in angst and despair, there is a happy ending.

All in all, this is an intriguing exploration of the psyche of one of Naruto's most interesting characters.





The second recommendation I have is actually a book. Remember a few weeks ago when I was whining about jury duty? I mentioned I had bought a book at a discount price for the lolz because the plot sounded exactly like James Cameron's Avatar, except on Jupiter? Oh shit was I wrong. I mean, not about the plot. It is a little like Avatar at first (paralyzed man gets second chance by living life through a new alien body, and starts to relate more to his adopted species than humans), but that's really were the similarities end.
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This is a hard sci-fi tale, the only one I've found so far which makes Jupiter seem interesting. The main character is a flawed, self-centered jackass, but still somehow remains interesting and somewhat likable. He gets better. The world itself is richy constructed with an alien species which are certainly no Na'vi. The plot is fast-paced, and interesting. And despite the fact the majority of the book takes place on an alien planet with a completely alien civilization which is nothing like our own, I never once felt lost or confused. I was wrong on this book -- gratefully so -- and I absolutely recommend it to everyone.
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Saturday, July 17th, 2010 10:56 am
I've been reading fan fiction since Animorphs was popular (approximately eleventy-hundred years ago, give or take), and in that time my tastes have changed... a lot. But there have been some fics which have stayed with me through each fandom (and others I've discovered more recently), and I thought it might be fun to create a list of my absolute favorites: The ones I read over and over, guilty pleasures, and the ones that just inspire me.

The list isn't fandom specific, and the fics range from page long one-shots to novel-length. As I'm a fan of slash, there is naturally a lot of it recc'ed here. However there is also a good amount of gen, and even some het and OC fics. It turns out I'm a little more of a balanced reader than I thought I was. ;)

So, without further ado (and not without much nail-biting and angsting -- it was really tough to choose only 25!!), here's my list, starting with the bottom.




Favorite Fics #1-25 )





So that's my list! I may do this annually to see how my tastes change and evolve. Questions? Comments? Death threats? Anything you'd recommend for next year? ;D
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Monday, March 8th, 2010 06:31 pm
I joined a site called Archive of Our Own sometime back in December (you have to be put on a waiting list if you want an author profile, apparently, although it only took me a few days.) And I just now got around to adding a couple of stories.

It's a small multi-fandom archive, but there's still about 200+ Avatar:TLA stories on there. I'm not sure if I really buy into the mission statement which is to archive "transformative fanworks", because it strikes me as... I dunno, arrogant. Plus there's no quality control for the "transformative fanworks." It can't compete with fanfiction.net in terms of sheer numbers, but I figure... hey, the more places to archive fic, the better y/y? Plus, their goals seem sincere even if they are a bit lofty.

So what are you waiting for? Go check out Archive of Our Own. Upload your transformative fanwork today! :D
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Sunday, March 7th, 2010 08:42 pm
Okay, I lied: I do have something to say today.

I'm not usually into comics or original work on the internet, but I cannot say enough about Bayou.

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Here's the synopsis:

South of the Mason-Dixon Line, lies a strange land of gods and monsters. Born from centuries of slavery, civil war, innocent bloodshed, hate and strife lurks a world parallel to our own. LEE WAGSTAFF is the daughter of a poor, sharecropper in a depression-era, Mississippi Delta town, called Charon. She’s an introspective, brave child and hard labor in the fields has made her sturdy and strong. One day, Lee and her father help the sheriff retrieve the body of a boy who’d been lynched and thrown into the river. Lee dives into the depths to tie a rope around the boy. While under water, she catches a glimpse of a strange world. Ever since that day, Lee hears voices in the trees and rivers. When Lee’s playmate, Lily, is snatched by BOG, an evil inhabitant of that place she saw, Lee’s father is accused of kidnapping. The worst thing a black man could do in the 30’s was harm a white child. Lee must pursue Bog into his world in order to save her friend before her father is lynched. Lee enlists the help of a benevolent, blues-singing, swamp monster called BAYOU and together they trek across a Southern Neverland in search of Lee’s friend. Along the way, they meet several colorful characters, like BR’ER RABBIT. Lee soon realizes that Bog has some sort of hold on all the inhabitants in this world and feeds off of hatred and strife in our world. As the racial tensions grow, Bog grows more powerful, so not only are Lee’s friends and father in peril, but all of Charon.
 


Just a word of advice: This comic holds no punches. Each panel is fully colored and the attention to detail is sometimes hard to look at with the more violent scenes. The dialog just leaps out of the page -- I swear I can nearly hear all of the character's voices. (The language is gritty as well, with liberal use of the n word) It's still a WIP but with 265 pages so far, there's enough to really keep you interested (and rip your heart out at the same time. For reals).
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Monday, February 1st, 2010 01:20 am
Before I turn in for sleepy-times, I just have to pimp out a fic I found about six months ago... and have read about twice a month ever since. IT'S THAT GOOD.

http://maldoror-gw.livejournal.com/3153.html

Hunter's Moon

This is a Kakashi/Iruka one-shot that really takes a hard look at the violence and deception that's pretty much the way of the Ninja. But don't worry, it'll have an ending that will satisfy. And the action is top notch. One of these days, when I get my butt in gear and make a rec list for Naruto fic, this will be at the top of the list.

Just read it!

(And don't forget the companion piece: End Mission.)
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Friday, June 5th, 2009 09:40 am
This is the last post for awhile, guys! Sorry to spam the flists!

[livejournal.com profile] ashacrone  wrote me a wonderful continuation fic based on a oneshot I did awhile ago. The whole gender swapped plot was done very cleverly, managed to stay in character, and I really enjoyed reciving it. Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] ashacrone .

Please read Cycle! It's great stuff! :D