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No one writes enough Ku Fei x Negi. Sigh.
Story in the Works:
Springfield and the Perfect World
I was halfway through the first draft of chapter one of this fic, when I read that Negima was only going to run for another three chapters, stopping at chapter 355. I made the editorial decision to postpone finishing the introduction until all the mysteries they feel like explaining have been brought to light. Honestly. I’m not terrified about my lacking writing ability or anything. I swear.
The story is an alternative timeline, as laid out in “Springfield and the Perfect World: a narrative history of the Springfield family and Cosmo Entelecheia”, a tell-all book by the famous historian and Mahora Scholar in Residence, Sasaki Makie. Grown tired of lousy and inaccurate portrayals by the media, she set out to set the record straight about her sensei, and his so-called “Battle Harem”.
The introductory chapter is going to take the form of the preface to her novel, while the rest will be more narrative.
Negi will be slightly older (13) at the start, and events are going to unfold in slightly different ways. For example, Makie gets her pactio much earlier – after showing signs of remembering the Evangeline incident.
update 2012 Feb 5: chapter 352 depressed the hell out of me. Don't know where to write from here.
Pet Peeves for Story Summaries
“I’m not good at summaries” or any derivative
Just give us some basic info: if it is an AU, what ships are there, and a basic description of what happens. And if your name happens to be OverMaster or Shadow Crystal Mage, a disclaimer about crack crossovers would be nice. They’ve scared the hell out of me enough times.
A Temporary List of Crossovers I Didn’t Understand While Reading A Fic by OverMaster:
Says more about my ignorance than anything bad about OverMaster. I wish I could write like he does. Seriously, the man can write.
99% of references to characters from American comic books. If it wasn’t Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, I didn’t read it.
The Ones I Did Get:
A Certain Magical/Scientific Index/Railgun
My Favorite Revelations from the Updated Negima Class Roster:
In chapter 351 we see a class roster from after the time skip. Interesting notes:
1. Kotaro and Natsumi seem to have broken-up, and he may be seeing Madoka. Next to Natsumi the note about being Kotaro's girlfriend is scratched out, and Madoka's photo sports a rather cryptic "? with Kotaro-kun" note.