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Jul. 17th, 2006 @ 07:43 pm [...]
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Current Mood: busy
Current Music: Psycho le Cému -- Janus
Title: Pass the Mistletoe
Author: DKiNY
Genre: Humor, Romance
Rating: T, or PG13 if not going by FF.Net's rating scale
Pairings (if applicable): Implied Jounouchi/Seto, Malik/Ryou. The former of the two is what the plot is focused on, though there are lots of sprinklings of the latter in here. I don't even like Jou/Seto and I found it hilarious in this one, so I think that says something.
Summary: Jounouchi has a lust-crush. Ryuuji has dice. Malik has mistletoe. Mokuba has access. Ryou has a scheme. Seto... has stalkers.
Why it's good: This is one of those fanfics that is short and to the point. There's none of that uber-long description, and no flowery prose. And even without it, it's very easy to picture what's going on, because the writer here has the "show, don't tell" concept down completely. Also, I find this to be a true "humor" fic, because... well, the one-liners here are perfect, to put it bluntly. They're well-timed and just... all-around good, really. It's like watching a sitcom.

However, there are a few inconsistencies with canon, though I think they can be excused since this was written... probably before certain aspects of canon were common knowledge. And there's a little bit of Japanese Usage, but. With the sheer humor of this fic, it's quite easy to ignore them.

It's supposed to be two parts, but given how long it's been since it was posted, I doubt the second part will be coming along very soon. It's still quite a good read on its own, though. ;D It always puts a smile on my face, at least.
Jun. 13th, 2006 @ 04:02 pm One fic, Honda-centric, genre = general/angst.
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On the review menu today, one insightful Honda-centric ficlet, the review of which can be found right here.
Jun. 1st, 2006 @ 04:13 pm "In Ancient Past", by Arashinobara
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Triplets of Bellville: most intrepid
Title: In Ancient Past
Author: Arashinobara
Genre: General/Supernatural
Rating: T/PG-13
Summary: Many know of the epic battle between the Pharaoh and his High Priest, but there is an unwritten tale before they clashed, and after. To comprehend such a tale in its entirety, one must examine the unsaid and listen to the unspoken. SethxAtemu.

It's only two chapters so far, but it's a lovely read. It manages to give an "archaic" feel to the prose and speech without being obnoxious about it, and weaves in little things about the culture of the time. I'm enjoying the characterisation of Seto, who manages to be his stiff, cold self while still showing affection.
May. 23rd, 2006 @ 10:28 pm Rec: Your Story Will Go On, by UltimateAngstQueen
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Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
This place is looking pretty dead, isn't it?

TitleYour Story Will Go On

Author: UltamiteAngstQueen 


Rating: D for demure and Disney-esque.

Pairings: None, really.

SummaryYuugi and Anzu spend a day at Duel Academy.

Review: I’ve never seen YGO:GX (it hadn’t premiered in the UK at the time of writing this review), but since none of the characters feature overtly in this fic, I wasn’t disadvantaged. Instead, the focus is very much on Yuugi, Anzu and Yami’s legacy in their lives. In a way the entire fic is endearing, but it’s Yuugi and his inability to get depressed (not to be depressed, mind, but to get depressed) who really steals the show. And despite the author's name, there's very little melodramatic angst here - rather, what is here is understated and all the more poignant for it.


May. 12th, 2006 @ 12:31 pm [...]
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Triplets of Bellville: most intrepid
Title: Full Circle
Author: Kitt Yuehana
Summary: Maybe the evil entity inside Bakura isn't really part of Bakura at all. Warnings AU, very dark, graphic death.
Genres: Horror/Supernatural
Rating: T/PG-13

A unique story, both in terms of the idea and in the execution of that idea. It has one of the more convincing portrayals of madness I've read, and it's so, so creepy.
Apr. 20th, 2006 @ 02:14 pm [...]
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Hiya. Most of you have probably already read these, but just in case... The first YuGiOh fics that I was recommended to read were by an author named Vathara. Far as I can tell, she wins the Internet as far as crossover fics go; her writing is plausible, her plots are meticulous, she references details that you can check up on if you want, and I can fall into her stories and vanish without a ripple for several hours at a time. Oh yeah, and she writes LONG fics. Yeeeeeeehah! She is not a gentle writer, with everything starry-eyed fuzziness; her storylines get gory, especially emotionally. She *does* like a happy ending, though, and most times her pairings are cannon. Have to admit: I love her version of the Pharaoh-- he's a bit ruthless and bloody-minded when it comes to protecting Yuugi. Oh, and Vathara's an extreme Kaiba-fan as well (especially in the Sentinel crossover fic), and DAMN but she writes good, viscious, snarky Bakura.

Her crossovers and YGO ficcage are as follows, and this list is sequential as a timeline, all except for the last one (which can be read at any point); I'll just post a general link at the end, though, rather than referencing them one at a time, because, y'all? Her other stuff's just as good as the rest (especially the StarGate and Rurouni Kenshin things. The non-faint-of-heart ought to take a look at 'Shrink', if they don't mind laughing themselves nearly ill. And who else do you know who has actually managed a really good Stargate/Gundam Wing crossover fic... and made it work? Okay, it's an AU-Gundam Wing, but still...)

Foreign xChange: Crossover with X-Men series; takes place in the States. When a telepath who feeds on negative emotions attacks, Yuugi gets split off from his partner and ends up in the damndest place...

Opening Moves: Follows 'Foreign xChange'. Kitty Pryde comes to term with her newest hobby. Fairly short.

Whistling Past the Graveyard: One of my favorites; references things from Foreign xChange, only it's what was happening in Japan at the time. Excellent Ryou and Bakura ficcage, and focuses on a character that usually fades into the background... ever wonder who Honda might've been, 3000 years ago?

Believing In Magic: Never thought I'd endorse a Power Rangers crossover, gods help me, but there it is; owwiiieeee. Apparently there's some interesting history there... This is a good fic for fans of Mahaado. Nicely done.

Roll the Bones: HuMONGous fic! Sentinel Crossover! YES. You know how Blair's parentage was, errr, not exactly legit? And you know how Yuugi's grandfather traveled a LOT when he was younger? Hint, hint, Hint. And that's just the beginning... There's something bad brewing in Cascade. The Kaibas pick a bad time to check on stateside holdings, Ryou-Bakura pick a worse time to get away from Domino City, and Yuugi's grandfather picks the worst time of all to to visit unknown relatives. Beautiful fic, very long, and with the potential for a sequel definitely visible (at least to me)at the end. I freaking love this fic.

Visions: A stand-alone story concerning Isis' reading of the Millenium Items hieroglyphs. What if she had gotten them just a wee bit wrong?

Okay; here's the link. Go, read, review (and maybe she'll write more of 'em. Man, I hope so!) And enjoy. I know I did. http://www.fanfiction.net/u/77482/
Apr. 7th, 2006 @ 01:35 pm [...]
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Sai: Tee hee!
Title: Posessionem Regis
Author: Simone Landon
Genre: Tragedy
Rating: M
Pairings: Yami Bakura/Bakura Ryou
Summary: It is not enough to conquer; one must know how to seduce. And the ones that are the likeliest to succumb are the ones that are alone. Bakura-Ryou.

Why It's Good: This is one of those fics that hurts. The angst isn't melodramatic or overwrought, but it still hits like a steel-knuckle-topped punch in the gut. And the ending, while not exactly happy, is still a satisfying resolution.

Then there's the characterization. The author absolutely nails both of the Bakurae - an impressive accomplishment, given how difficult they can be to pin down. She also masterfully captures the fucked-up, codependent nature of their relationship; this is one of the only Tendershipping fics I've ever read that didn't make me go, "Ehh... not quite."

I should probably warn you, though, that if non-con squicks you, then you might not want to read this. Though it only really happens in the first two chapters, there is rape in here (or, at best, reeeeeally dubious consent), and it ain't pretty. The fic also contains one of my fandom pet peeves, which is to say that Yami Bakura has his own body at some points. But honestly, pet peeve or no, the fic is good enough to overlook it. (Or, if you're an absolute stickler for canon, you can pretend that the whole disembodied-spirit-having-his-own-body thing was actually an extremely tactile yami-induced hallucination on Ryou's part.) Read it for the awesome characterization, the even more awesome character development, and the beautifully done, believeable portrayal of a deeply screwed up relationship.
Mar. 28th, 2006 @ 09:25 pm Mai
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Triplets of Bellville: most intrepid
Title: Fall From Grace
Author: Ryo0oki
Genre: Drama/Angst
Rating: T/PG-13
Pairings: none, small hints of Joey/Mai & infinitesimal hints of Seto/Yugi
Summary: Common sense hits Mai and she wins her duel with Malik. But the consequences are far from pleasant. One-shot, Mai-centric.

Why it's good: It's based on a small turn of fate, but from there the characters change, madness sets in, and tragedy comes. I think the reason I like this so much and why it's such a little brain-breaker is because it shows how easily everything in the storyline could have turned against the heroes. Canon pumps up that "the fate of everything rests on the turn of this card!" aspect like crazy, but this fic shows that. It's awesomely creepy.
Mar. 27th, 2006 @ 12:27 pm [...]
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Title: Falling Snow
Author: Mugendai
Genre: General/Romance
Rating: T
Pairings (if applicable): Seto x Kisara
Summary: Stressed from all the work he has to do, Kaiba takes a walk around the city. As he goes over his thoughts about Christmas and takes a few short trips down memory lane, he meets a stranger ... or is she? 

Why it's good: Sadly, there isn't a whole lot of good HET fanfiction involving Kaiba (especially the truely canon pairings). The tone of the story romantic (but not fluffy), even sad (but without the melodrama).
Mar. 16th, 2006 @ 10:58 am [...]
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Doctor Who: OT3
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Title: Tomorrow Today
Author: expletive deleted
Genre: Gen/Romance, but I'd say less Romance and more Gen.
Rating: T/ PG-13
Pairings: Nothing blatant, though there is mild 3Baku if you squint. Or don't squint, if you don't like it. ^_^
Summary: The Thief King is feeling persecuted. Blame it on the unknown ghosts, strange torture and the space time anomaly. [3Baku slash, kinda.]
Why it's good: I like to give concrit, but that's difficult when I can't find anything to complain about. And Yugioh is the one fandom where I will nitpick EVERYTHING. But the way the author gets Yami Bakura and Ryou to where they can interact with TKBakura is amazingly inventive, and I can't tell you what it is, because it would spoil the story! Rest assured, there are no magic portals dropping them into Egypt. Also, Yami Bakura's RPG gets a few mentions, and that's getting so rare that I had to stop and squee for a bit. ^_^; I love that RPG. Everyone is in-character; everyone's reactions to the various...things (>.>) that happen is believable. It is altogether a exquisitely crafted story that will make you shudder with some of the...believable things (>.>) that happen. Go. Read. Be amazed!

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