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KK and Kristin's Naruto Recs!

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*Phew* It's been a while, hasn't it? [Feb. 24th, 2007|11:40 pm]
KK and Kristin's Naruto Recs!


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I've been neglecting this community, I know. I'm sorry about that--and I was astounded to discover that we have more members now! Wow, that's great! Thanks for joining, everyone! I never imagined we'd actually get members here--I always just assumed it would consist of KK and I being goofy and recommending things to each other. I don't know if KK's going to post here at all any more due to a number of things, but I'm definitely happy to continue posting. I hope you enjoy the 'fics.

As a note: I haven't had much time lately for reading fanfiction, sadly, so most of these are fanfics I've had saved for quite a while. If my reviews end up making little or no sense, just keep in mind it may be because I haven't read the fanfic in question in quite a while.

This will probably be a short post because it's midnight and I really should be going to bed sometime soon.

Title: Lessons Learned Along the Way
Link: http://rilina-fic.livejournal.com/11471.html
Rating: PG-ish
Character/Pairing: Yondaime, Kakashi, Sandaime, Jiraiya
Comments: Beautiful, beautiful piece of writing here. It's very briskly written--never says more than it needs to--and wow, there's something great about it that I can't entirely pinpoint. At the end of each piece of it, I got a little shiver down my spine. It works a lot with sacrifice, generations, loss, and...well, lessons. Short, magnetic, and powerful.

Title: Dementia
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2461463/1/
Rating: PG or so.
Character/Pairing: Naruto-centric. Sort of SasuNaru.
Comments: For how short it is, this fanfic has a lot to say. It's full of little images that mean something--like a poem, in a way, and I'm amazed by its ability to say an awful lot about Naruto's emotions and Sasuke while barely saying a word about Sasuke at all. The last stanza is the best, and especially the last line.

Title: Peripherals
Link: http://k-no-bunshin.livejournal.com/12694.html
Rating: PG-ish (I tend to fall on a default of PG-ish when I'm not sure what to rate it. Haha, maybe I should just stop giving ratings here. XD)
Character/Pairings: Genma, Kotetsu, Raidou, Izumo, Anko, Ibiki, Ebisu, Hayate
Comments: Fun with minor characters! Okay, not really fun but...well, y'know. A series of short snippets that add dimension to some of the minor characters of Naruto. Each one really gets down to the heart of things, and they range from sweet and kind of funny to a little bit heartbreaking. Anyway, nicely written, very touching, and it's oh-so-nice to see such a quality piece on these characters. I love slice-of-life pieces, and this is an excellent one.

Title: It's Electric
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2145217/1/
Rating: PG-13
Character/Pairing: SasuNaru
Comments: You know, I don't normally like fanfiction poetry. A lot of it is really gimmicky and weird and cheesy. But for some reason, I absolutely adored this. There's just something about it--the awesome imagery, the rhythm of it, the rawness. I just loved it! It's unlike anything I've ever read, really.


My Writing

To be honest, I hate reccing my own stuff. It's so...shameless, and I don't feel it's nearly up to the caliber of what I recommend. But because I feel bad about how short this rec list is, I'll post it. :/

Title: Almost
Link: http://community.livejournal.com/sasuxnaru/605706.html or http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2891157/1/
Rating: G? PG?
Character/Pairing: SasuNaru, Naruto-centric.
Comments: One year after the betrayal left them broken, Naruto and Sakura celebrate Sasuke's birthday without him. Angsty, introspective, heavy on symbolism.

Title: There's Still Hope
Link: http://community.livejournal.com/naruto_wishlist/23081.html or http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2891170/1/
Rating: G
Character/Pairing: SasuNaru, Naruto-centric.
Comments: Dreams are mysterious things, and Naruto's strange dreams after the loss of Sasuke don't seem to have much bearing on his actual life. Yet...he can't help but shake the feeling that there might be more to them than he thinks.

Title: Mist, Madness, and a Crow
Link: http://community.livejournal.com/naruxsasu/92378.html#cutid1 (No FF.Net link yet)
Rating: PG-13
Character/Pairing: SasuNaru
Comments: Sasuke has returned, and there's something horrifically wrong about this. Weird, weird, weird fanfic.

*Yawn* Well, I'd better be off to bed. I'm sorry I recced so little tonight! I want to get back into organizing this community (for my reference as much as anyone else's)--it's just a matter of finding time for it among all my other things I need to do. Haha, I have plenty more to rec, though! You should see the Naruto Fanfiction section of my bookmarks. It's an absolute trainwreck of a folder.

Bye for now!