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Rec meme: NARUTO version
daredevil - handsome wounded duck nerd
tomomichi
I've been doing a bit of journal-hopping lately (as well as ninja!stalking heyheyrenay) and this is awesome. I would like to do a Naruto version!

Of course, anyone is welcome to join in, even if you and I don't usually agree on pairings or hang out in the same circles. I'd like that, actually, to get a bit of variety going. Please don't feel shy or unwanted around here. ♥

Please link to the author's work (you don't have to stick to any of the major archives, anywhere is fine), include relevant information (pairing, author, maybe any non-work-safe ratings if you feel up to it), and there is no time limit, this post will stand for as long as LJ is around.

If you only feel like filling out part of the meme, that's fine as well, but please don't fill each one out more than once (please feel free to do the one for each series, though!), since I'm aiming for what you consider your absolute favorites of fandom. Also, please don't recommend your own work, this meme is about the fic you liked from other people, I want to know what you like in others' work!

1) Rec up to five of your favorite fics featuring your preferred pairing(s) or threesome(s).

2) Rec up to five of your favorite fics featuring your favorite character(s).

3) Rec up to five of your favorite authors who write your preferred pairing(s) or threesome(s) well.

4) Rec up to five of your favorite authors who write your favorite characters(s) well.

5) Rec up to five authors who you feel deserve more recognition for their fanfic contributions.

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Oh, fun~! Ahaha. Let me attempt to stick to things I haven't seen you rec before -- I know there's a SakuLee section on your site, and everything there is fantastic. So!

1) Lee/Sakura

For You by half_fledged/SkItZoFrEaK I'm madly in love with this story. It's so amazingly difficult to find well-written SakuLee fics where they're both mature and in character, and this is, to me, the pinnacle. It's always the first thing I give out when people ask me for recs for this pairing.

Surrender by The Prime Minister

Need by squeakchan/link no miko

Second Place by pridefall/Pride-Fall

The Misson by thawrecka/thawrecka


2) Rec up to five of your favorite fics featuring your favorite character(s).

Sakura: Brand New Girl, by quiet_mccabe/Klayter McCabe

Jiraiya: Walk Away, by The Sh33p

Ibiki: Research, by kilerkki/Kilerkki

Anko: Follow, by quiet_mccabe/Klayter McCabe

Kisame: Instinct, by cephiedvariable/Cephied Variable


3) Since I have yet to find an author who specializes in SakuLee (whyyyy~?), I'll have to go with the only other thing I actively 'ship: Gai/Kakashi.

duelist/kimi no vanilla

maldoror_gw


4) Rec up to five of your favorite authors who write your favorite characters(s) well.

Sakura: the-bird-flies, half_fledged/SkItZoFrEaK, quiet_mccabe/Klayter McCabe, sunsitenthai/Chevira Lowe

kilerkki/Kilerkki focuses on minor characters, and has IBIKI FIC which I adore to no end.



5) Rec up to five authors who you feel deserve more recognition for their fanfic contributions.

Luc Court

half_fledged/SkItZoFrEaK

cephiedvariable/Cephied Variable

quiet_mccabe/Klayter McCabe

kilerkki/Kilerkki

haha, I recced lots to you, but I didn't do much KakaSasu and SasuSaku since you don't ship them. So that's what I'll focus on. And I'm not going to re-rec when I did, here are my other ones. :)

1) Rec up to five of your favorite fics featuring your preferred pairing(s) or threesome(s).
1) Thursday (SasuSaku)
2) Lady Uchiha (SasuSaku)
3) Laundry (KakaSasu)
4) Stray (KakaSasu, NC-17)
5) Moments (NaruSasuSaku, but mostly gen)

2) Rec up to five of your favorite fics featuring your favorite character(s).
I have recced all my Sasuke fics
1) Knockout (Sakura)
2) Useful (Kabuto)
3) Conscience (Kakashi)
4) Rituals (Naruto)
5) Dreams to Ashes (Jiraiya)

3) Rec up to five of your favorite authors who write your preferred pairing(s) or threesome(s) well.
annwyd
muffytaj
compagnie
cephiedvariable
goldberry

4) Rec up to five of your favorite authors who write your favorite characters(s) well.
annwyd
quiet_mccabe
goldberry
lynnxlady
muffytaj

5) Rec up to five authors who you feel deserve more recognition for their fanfic contributions.
muffytaj
cephiedvariable
compagnie
annwyd
quiet_mccabe

1) Rec up to five of your favorite fics featuring your preferred pairing(s) or threesome(s).

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2261314/1/ Eclipse by Chevira Lowe Sasu/Saku

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2945546/1/ Festivities by Kilerkki Asuma/Kurenai/Kakashi

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2697440/1/ Three Weeks She Sleeps by Annwyd Naru/Sasu Implied KakaRin Hints of NaruSasuSaku

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2614897/1/ That Night, In the Hotel Room by Sadie_Dragonfire Slight Naru/Sasu

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1977698/1/ You’re Not Right by gelfling Slight Yondaime/Kakashi


2) Rec up to five of your favorite fics featuring your favorite character(s).

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2969620/1/ Push it In by Hey-Diddle-Diddle) Raidou, Ibiki, Genma

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2575605/1/ Rituals by Elizabeth_Culmer Sasuke, Sakura, Naruto


http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2721219/1/ Catch 22\ by the Sh33p Series of drabbles


3) Rec up to five of your favorite authors who write your preferred pairing(s) or threesome(s) well.

The Sh33p at Fanfiction.net
Tsubaki-hana at Fanfiction.net
Kilerkki at Fanfiction.net
Annwyd at Fanfiction.net
Gelfling at Fanfiction.net


4) Rec up to five authors who you feel deserve more recognition for their fanfic contributions.


Kimi_no_vanilla at Fanfiction.net
BitterEloquence at Fanfiction.net
Meleth78 at Fanfiction.net
Silverlight at Fanfiction.net

1) Rec up to five of your favorite fics featuring your preferred pairing(s) or threesome(s).
At The End of All Things by Silvaren (SasuNaru)
Touch the Parade by ceresi (SasuNaru)
Limits by themarmaladecat (KisaIta)
Knife Edge by annwyd (ShikaTem)
Try by gelfling8604 (LeeGaara)

2) Rec up to five of your favorite fics featuring your favorite character(s).
Sasuke: By Reason of Disease by suzukiblu (Sunfreak)
(ahahahaha, most of my Neji recs ARE from 'Fleeting Fancies' :P)
Neji: 20 Truths About Hyuuga Neji - shootingstars
Orochimaru: Bad Moon Rising by akumuness
Sakura: 20 Truths About Haruno Sakura by artillie (yeah, I'm a little addicted to that comm o__O)
And if I could tell you where to get good Kankuro fic, I would. But I don't. So instead I offer Kisame fic cause' he's just as awesome.
Maturing by Monster Brat

3) Rec up to five of your favorite authors who write your preferred pairing(s) or threesome(s) well.
a_white_rain writes far too much for me to keep track of, but I do love the way she writes SasuNaru ♥
[Bad username: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/362386/]The Marmalade Cat</a></b> pwns when it comes to Akatsuki slash
ceresi has always been a favorite of mine, although she hasn't posted in a while. She can sell me on any pairing, but I first fell in love with her SasuNaru
akumuness writes brilliant fics with a Orochimaru/Kabuto and Orochimaru/Kimimaro slant

4) Rec up to five of your favorite authors who write your favorite characters(s) well.
Well, reimars writes everyone and everything perfectly, but I especially love her Sannin.
[Bad username: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/362386/]The Marmalade Cat</a> just writes the BEST Akatsuki ever. ♥
I simply adore annwyd's Sakura.
As for Neji, I defer to ceresi
And my dear friend lykomancer writes a freaking brilliant Orochimaru (her Kabuto's not too shabby either XD).

5) Rec up to five authors who you feel deserve more recognition for their fanfic contributions.
akumuness (who is a relative newbie, but way to awesome to go unnoticed for long)
lykomancer
[Bad username: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/362386/]The Marmalade Cat</a>

Further:
The Marmalade Cat's Author Page at LEGENDARY (all her Naruto fic in one place!)

And lykomancer's fanfiction journal, [Bad username: http://www.variable.nine-tales.net/legendary/main.html].

Dammnit, how many times can I get this wrong. Lyko's journal would be called:

metamorphe

In a way, I'm kind of glad you did this because I can completely see myself doing the exact same thing. XD

(I would probably have wounded up re-commenting and deleting and then going, "Oh, god, the OP things I'm a giant retard, doesn't she? Doesn't she?" even when it's not bad at all. *wry*)

Guh, well, I can't stick to any one given pairing or character for each list (especially since with so many of my favorites I only know of a few fics that I'm truly satisfied with), but...

1) Rec up to five of your favorite fics featuring your preferred pairing(s) or threesome(s).
1. Temporary Eden by faeryetale
--Temari/Shikamaru. My favorite pairing, but there are very few fics about it that I'm really satisfied with--I'm just so picky about them. I want them to be like they are in canon, the way I love them, dammit! Anyway, this is short, but it's one of the few TemaShika fics I love.
2. Beauty Complex by suzukiblu
--Ino/Chouji. It's just so utterly exquisite, capturing Ino's caring nature along with her vanity.
3. Looking at the Sky by sadieko
--Naruto/Sasuke/Sakura. The atmosphere is so vivid and yet quiet at the same time, and there's this wonderful edge of desperation and cool determination.
4. Take Back My Heart by goldberry.
--Sasuke/Sakura. A little dark, more than a little hot; bloody and hopeful at the same time. Just how I like my SasuSaku.
5. All Those Little Things by lynnxlady.
--Jiraiya/Tsunade. One of the first Naruto fics I ever read, and it still stands out as one of my favorites. I mean, JiraTsu smut. Funny and touching and lovely and oh-so-hot--and the characterizations are wonderful.

2) Rec up to five of your favorite fics featuring your favorite character(s).
1. Follow by quiet_mccabe
--Anko, Sakura. I cannot describe how gleeful this story makes me. I am in awe of the Anko characterization--sexy and dark and kind of messed-up. The Sakura characterization is also great.
2. Blood Equals Thicker by quiet_mccabe
--Sasuke. Everyone's read this one, right? It belongs here anyway.
3. Blood, Scars and Soap by dotiscute
--Kakashi (and Gai). Sort of KakaGai, but mostly gen with a bit of naughtiness. Appropriately dark without being too angsty.
4. To Carthage, Burning by nescione
--Kakashi. It is mindfuck. About Kakashi and the Uchiha. How could I not love it?
5. Death's Precipice by homicidalsh33p
--Lee. The fic is kind of awkward in places and just plain imperfect, but I just love the concept. And it's so rare to find good, serious fic about Lee (that doesn't randomly turn him into Sakura's boytoy with no development) that I treasure it when I find it.

3) Rec up to five of your favorite authors who write your preferred pairing(s) or threesome(s) well.
1. lynnxlady
--Naruto/Sasuke/Sakura.
2. zauberer_sirin
--Temari/Shikamaru, Sasuke/Sakura.
3. sadieko
--Naruto/Sasuke, Naruto/Sasuke/Sakura.
4. goldberry
--Sasuke/Sakura.
5. suzukiblu
--Naruto/Sasuke/Sakura.

4) Rec up to five of your favorite authors who write your favorite characters(s) well.
1. quiet_mccabe
--Sasuke, sometimes Sakura.
2. sna32
--Kakashi.
3. sadieko
--Kakashi, Sasuke.
4. reimars
--Sakura.
5. a_white_rain
--Sasuke.

5) Rec up to five authors who you feel deserve more recognition for their fanfic contributions.
1. muffytaj
2. sadieko
3. lynnxlady
4. clocklike
5. sunsitenthai

(This one was kind of hard because a lot of the authors I like already do have a lot of recognition, like suzukiblu and askerian, so...)

I haven't been reading this journal very long, so I hope you don't mind me chiming in. But I'd like to put in a general rec for the fics of edonohana. (Full disclosure: I am biased because she's a friend.) She's not very well known in fandom, but she's marvelous writer. And her two sand sibling fics, both gen, are not to be missed:
Not a Grain of Sand
The Hourglass

She's also written several drabbles; you can find links to them here.

Most of the other fics that I love are at least somewhat well known, including First Frost, Figure Eight, Water Displacement, Cages and Kindness.

1) Sasuke/Sakura
-Wasted Years by mizerable. Even though I read it two years ago, I've never come across a more well written or beautiful piece of fanfiction. It has an important OC, and although it's not stated directly at first, the SasuSaku relationship is just breathtakingly honest and the dynamics are great. A MUST-READ. [Rated: M]
-Autumn by Visions. The lyricism is just exquisite and the characterization of the relationship is very nice. Mediocre plotline turned into something quite enjoyable to read. [Rated: T]
-Thursday by goldberry. I love the format of this and the timing of the relationship. The development of character is very clean and well done.
-And All the King's Horses by incarus_song. This put a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes when I read it, because its beauty is simply heartbreaking. GREAT take on the Sasuke-finally-realizes-his-feelings plot.
-Eclipse by sunsitenthai. Very unique and poignant. The diction flows very well and the relationship set up nicely.

2) Tie between Uchiha Sasuke & Haruno Sakura
-This is Where by Visions. Really in-character reflections, and almost poetic diction.
-Blood Equals Thicker by quiet_mccabe. Bone-chilling, but in the good way.
-By Reason of Disease by suzukiblu. Cause the characterization is just so dead on it hurts.
-20 Truths About Haruno Sakura by artillie. Really sweet and optimistic, not to mention witty.
(I know most of these have been recced but I just felt the need to share my two cents on them...plus I would rec them too ^^)

3) 5 Fave Authors -- pairing
-mizerable
-goldberry
-incarus_song
-annwyd
-zauberer_sirin

4) 5 Fave Authors -- characters
-a_white_rain
-clocklike
-quiet_mccabe
-suzukiblu

5) 5 Unrecognized Authors
-mizerable
-suzukiblu
-zauberer_sirin
-annwyd

(Some author duplicates cause I think they're fitting in both categories)

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