Mar. 3rd, 2017

schneefink: (FF Kaylee in hammock)
Me, several times each month: I really should rec more fanworks.
Also me, almost every month: does not rec more fanworks.
Have some from the "various" pile: 2 Yuri!!! on Ice, 1 Critical Role, 2 Naruto fics.

The Hero Who Travelled to Faerie in Search of a Bride by [ profile] mongoose_bite (Yuri!!! on Ice)
30k, Yuri Plisetsky/Otabek Altin (background Victor/Yuuri), fantasy AU
Summary: The king is dead and in accordance with the custom all worthy aspirants to the crown must set out in search of a bride deserving of the throne. For one soldier, distinguished in battle, it was not enough to seek a princess among the neighbouring kingdoms, because for many years his heart had pulled him towards the distant spires and violet hills of Faerie, a land forbidden to mortals, for so few return...
Why I like it: The atmosphere is beautiful, the romance is very sweet, and I can almost remember the illustrations even though there are none.

hood & glove by [ profile] Fahye (Yuri!!! on Ice)
12k, Yuri Plisetsky/Otabek Altin (background Victor/Yuuri), fantasy AU
With gorgeous art by [ profile] hawberries
Summary: "I don't mess with the fae," Otabek says.
"I'm not asking you to mess with them," JJ flat-out lies.
Why I like it: More fae! Like in the fic above, I love the worldbuilding here, where fae are tricky and Faerie has its own rules. Also like in the fic above, I like the competent main characters, the slow romance and the atmosphere.

this sudden burst of sunlight by [ profile] Attila (Critical Role)
44k, Gilmore/Vax & Keyleth/Kash (background Zahra/Vex), post-ep44, fake dating
Summary: Vax and Kash get drunk and pretend to date. It's all Scanlan's fault.
Why I like it: Isn't it usually the people who pretend to date who end up together? Not here. Vox Machina are ridiculous and also hilarious. And when there are feelings they are all horribly confused, but it works out in the end, to the great relief of everyone who puts up with them and/or loves them.

history has its eyes on you by [ profile] tasalmalin (Naruto)
128k, gen (background Minato/Kushina and Kakashi/Gai), time-travel fix-it
Summary: This five-part series is a Kakashi-centric time travel fix-it. It starts out pretty dark, but the real heart of the story is one of healing, and there are happy endings on the horizon.
Why I like it: This series has pretty much everything I love about time travel fix-it stories. It goes from dark angst to fluff and earns it. It also has Naruto-specific elements that I really like, like trauma and therapy, and several things that are spoilers.

An Invincible Summer by [ profile] ShanaStoryteller (Naruto)
136k, mostly gen (some Naruto/Sasuke), canon-divergent fix-it AU
Summary: When Naruto is five, he's gutted by a drunken civilian and presumed dead.
Six months later a girl with ash pale hair and dark blue eyes enters the Academy.
Why I like it: Long, drawn-out, cheerful fix-it fic is a beautiful thing. Featuring genderfluid!Naruto, who cares if s/he is overpowered, certainly not me. I also loved the Hyuuga subplot.

Coming hopefully soon: Hockey RPF recs, NiF recs, and a "fics that made me cry" special edition.

Today I went to the Natural History Museum in Vienna and it's so great, so many beautiful pieces (example: flower of iron (not actually iron.)) Sadly in many rooms, especially the mineralogy ones, there is not as much information about the exhibits as I would like, but even just looking at them is amazing. The museum is not far from my new job (where I will start on Monday!) and I have an annual ticket, I could just drop by for a quick visit after work whenever I want.


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