Without further ado...
"The Night Lelouch Stole Christmas"
( Now, the Brits in Britannia loved Christmas a lot... )
Have a great holiday!
This is my cousin. I need you to watch this video and give it a thumbs-up on Youtube - it's for this environmental contest he's in. DO IT. DO IT NOW.
In other news, I closed my old fanfiction account and made a new one. It feels nicer, you know? A cleaner break. There was some horrendous bullshit on the other one, let me tell you.
1. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
2. Turn on your music player and put it on random/shuffle.
3. Write a drabble related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the drabble; you start when the song starts, and stop when it’s over. No lingering afterwards!
4. Do ten of these, then post them.
Fandom: Yu-Gi-Oh! GX /deal with it.jpg B)
( it don't beat the way it used to )
...Not bad, I guess :/a
Although, for someone who definitely does not ship Asuka/Juudai, I certainly wrote enough of it. (Granted, they were all depressing and unrequited, BUT STILL.)
In exchange, here are some fics I found myself:
Chapters, by Azalee: ooohhhh my god, this fic. Okay. I am a sucker for "video game novelization" fanfictions, especially when they're really good and they incorporate elements of gameplay mechanics into the real world without seeming clunky or obvious. But I found this in the TV Tropes fic recs section (yeah, I know, right) and I was like, "yeah, okay" when I read the summary.
Basically, this fic is not a novelization of the game itself, but of the post-game. This fic details Neku's feelings upon discovering the "Chapters" app in his phone and being forced to relive his previous Games. And if you are rolling your eyes, going "cool Peggy Sue, bro," that's exactly what I did.
BUT NO. IT'S AMAZING. IT IS MAGICAL. IT IS. SO. INCREDIBLE. The prose is gorgeous; my suspension of disbelief was maintained despite me going in with a severe case of e____e; and most importantly, Neku is just absolutely heartbreaking. I was in tears at several points: most notably at the end of Shiki's Week, day 2 (you know the one ;m;). His interactions with everyone, especially Shiki and Joshua, are HEARTWRENCHING, because he can't do anything different from the way it happened, so all the emotional tension effectively arises from Neku's internal monologue as he sees himself the way he used to be. Ugh, god, I told myself I wouldn't write walls of effusive praise about this fic and I did. Dang it.
Best Seller, by Umi no Kanshisha: It's just silly crack, nothing heavy. The author's got a lot of one-shots ranging from cute to dramatic, they're nice for a quick pick-me-up. I sound like I'm recommending diners, jeez.
Other than some miscellaneous okayish oneshots, I don't have anything else to offer. THAT'S WHERE YOU GUYS COME IN. REC ME SHIT. REC ME ALL THE THINGS.
EDIT: Also, this fic by kay_willow is, of course, absofantasmarvelazing, as are all her magnificent works. Focuses on possible Joshua backstory, and it's so good I might have to import it directly into my headcanon.
Also also, apparently Tycho of Penny Arcade fame really loved this game back in '08:
"I really feel as though The World Ends With You has bored out my consciousness, widened it, that I might have room to store the concepts it presents. It's made me a kind of host organism for its glory, and in the proud tradition of host organisms I'm here to pass on my writhing payload." lmao I love this guy's absurd prose. /wipes away a single tear of joy. He adds, "There isn't time here to talk about the game's bizarre yet deeply groovy approach to two screen combat, or its sparkling, gloom-banishing soundtrack, or its omnipresent supernatural art. it's a game you can attempt to contain linguistically, but in the end you just sort of gesture toward the closest games retailer. I don't mean to be such a discount swami, but the game itself argues a very strong case." YES.
Rating: R R R R R
Canon: Pokemon Special
( She's never going to stop chasing him, regardless of whether she knows why. )
You can also have any old fandom (like, one I haven't done anything for in a while) you like, but be warned it might take longer.
No, no, no, no, and no.
IN OTHER NEWS:
I have a plot bunny.
Actually, strike the bunny, I have a PLOT.
This never happens. I am usually lucky just to get a broad sort of sense of how I want something to work out. This fic, I know how it begins, I know how it ends, and most importantly, I know how it middles. All I need is a title and twenty-or-so thousand words.
I haven't written fanfiction in forever. This is going to be so great. Proof that I am in fact capable of completing a multi-chapter endeavor. /cringes at all her projects.
So here are some tidbits I can share with you:
( like you imagined when you were young )
/off to write
Also: /curls up with this icon and sobs self to sleep
Your result for The Fan Fiction Personality Test...
Everything is possible, nothing is ever really over.
Fanfiction is a creative outlet for you. You don't intentionally write it, it just happens. You find inspiration in several fandoms, but are not obsessed with only one.
You like to explore "what if" situations. What if this character had never made this very choice? What if this event had taken place sooner, never, elsewhere? What if these people had never met?
You are likely to write Alternative Universes, fan seasons or sequels and just follow your (sometimes pretty strange) plot bunnies.