General Opinions and Information
I think it takes a lot to write and post one's stories for others to read and so I think one should respect their efforts even if one doesn't like what they've read. You will never see me lambast someone for trying.
On another note, I want to introduce myself. I am a collector of fanfiction, that in my opinion is well executed and written. Feel free to look through my lists. I hope you enjoy what you find as much as I have. Keep in mind that what I like, and what you like, will not necessarily be the same and while I am not one for anything smutty there are M rated stories on my favorites list. I am not exempt from sometimes enjoying crude humor. Please know that I add only to my list what has made me laugh or cry.
If you've not already found out...I do like a few very odd/unconventional/crack pairings and if you see one, do read. Odd couple fanfics show up on my lists on the account of being well written and engaging, not just because they are novelties. I'm sure that if you give them a chance you will end up liking them as I do.
If you find what I have to offer on my lists appealing, do add me as a favorite.
My purpose is to spread happiness through helping others find good stories to read, and, giving authors more exposure.
This is a special shoutout to Limelight, a Glee fanfic that made my day. My perception of the cast is now altered.
On another note I would like to showcase A Road To Somewhere by the artful LadyLibrarian and it's wonderful sequel. Absolutely THE best Spirited Away story that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Reading it, I could not help but want to see an animated version. In fact, I think I would dare send it to Hayao Miyazaki for that dream to be realized. There is so much to love about this work of fanfiction. I should really stop now-else I might end up creating an embarrassingly sentimental sonnet to praise it.
A Girl Called Mouse by SweetSeptemberStorm is an original story that I recommend all visitors read. It is charming, witty, and rather unique. If my words do not convince you, look at her teaser for the story. Being both brilliant and engaging, this would be a shame for you all to miss. It is a work that one might find on the shelves of a library store. This fic is actually off the site now. I'm saddened and disappointed that for now I cannot see the story but the good news is that it's author is planning on publishing it. I for one can't wait to see it on shelves and you should look for it too!
I have another lovely story to showcase! It is called Stranger by Impertinence and it is a La Corda D'Oro piece. It has a very rare coupling and a titillating, interesting, storyline and character portrayal. Please do come see and as with the others, please spread circulation. It is a piece that deserves more attention.
For those of you who love Naruto there is a very special piece by the name of The Girl From Whirlpool by SilverShine. It may very well capture your heart, it did so to mine. This story actually rather surprised me, both main characters being ones that I was not particularly attached to. I'm sure that those of you who choose to read it will be charmed.
This is another for all of you Naruto fans. It is called As Far As Innocence Goes by Aixyutin and it features a very odd-even unconventional couple, which, admittedly, is why it caught my attention. Truly it is a wonderful blend of politics, action, and adventure, with a nice undertone of romance. The AU tale provides a very interesting portrayal of Itachi's character and...well, I'll let you see who his leading lady is. Interestingly enough you will see a gradual passing of time which is unlike most stories where all happens within something like a year or a few weeks. I found it wonderfully fun to see the growth and changes in each person.
Along that vein a story called Ascendant by Samurai101 may also catch your fancy. It is honestly mesmerizing and the pacing meticulous. Whenever I read it I'm struck by the quality of the author's machinations and as with the last story, it focuses on Itachi, but make no mistake, it is very different and not at all romantically inclined. The plot is uniquely executed and I'm sure anyone could enjoy this story.
Of Oak, Ash, and Blessed Thistle by Jupiter Green, I can say mostly good things. I did find it a little hard to read and out of character in the beginning but it is one of those works that gets progressively better. You, dear readers, might do well to give it a try, even if you might not care too much for romance. There is a quite nice bit of folklore incorporated and some lines seem to reverberate inside me. At times it can be very touching-even tear inducing.
Mein Vollkommener Beschutzer is lovely. It is a fanfiction by Star-Struck Inu and I adore it. For those of you that have seen the animated film How To Train Your Dragon, this will be an undeniable-and irresistible treat. As is a hallmark in many great works of fiction, research was done! And oh how I adore it when authors research. In that way it is just as A Road To Somewhere is to me, nearly impeccable implementation of history, believable character progression, and engaging back stories. It is a story for everyone.
Again, I'd like to say that this account besides being one to collect examples of, in my opinion, great writing. It is also a place to store old favorites. I'm terribly sentimental... You may not like everything I've chosen, but hopefully you will like some. Have a lovely New Year everyone! A bit late for such an announcement but it is better late than never.
Also, given how many stories I've favorited it's easiest to sort things by category. Happy reading!