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random fanfic joy [Oct. 20th, 2008|08:32 pm]
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I love reading fanfics in fandoms I don't follow. There's just something liberating about not having to worry about OOC-ness (or more like being irritated by an OOC-ness different from my own preference, if I'm not particularly stuck on the characters being "IC"). Somehow or another I stumbled upon a NaruSasu fic called Self Reliance (which is, sadly, a WIP and wlll probably remain unfinished). It has mpreg! A planned mpreg! Like, a really lame plan for mpreg that the character who came up with the plan thinks is just brilliant! I particularly love the dynamic between the fox spirit and Naruto. I hoped for more fun by looking for more NaruSasu fics (I read a couple of SasuNaru and was really repelled by the Naruto characterization--too typical weepy uke shit for me, especially since Naruto seemed like the typical downtrodden yet spunky and brash/bratty shonen hero from what I saw) but unfortunately what I found was pretty crappy.

It's been a while since I'd read low-level anime fangirl crap, so it was a jolt when I had an "aha!" moment with a term that kept coming up that I couldn't figure out, "teme." I wondered if it was some term often used in Naruto (like "dobe")...I was also pronouncing it like "team." Then I realized it was テメエ, as in "you bastard." The writers were using it as a generic noun for "bastard." I'd come across this before but it'd been so long I'd forgotten. Luckily this was the only major fangirl Japanese I came across so it was just nostalgic and delightful rather than irritating. XDXD

The contrast between the relatively good writing populating English Hikago and PoT fandom (at least the portions I visited) and something with scary mass appeal like Naruto is striking. It reminds me of the old days of reading Gundam Wing fic, especially the sheer amount of annoying eye color descriptors.
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From: mirichan
2008-10-21 11:00 am (UTC)
LOL... last line... I still remember (and shudder) all those annoying "Prussian" and "violet/amethyst" eye reference... somehow or other the eye colour reference was in other fandoms (WK) but never as bad as in GW... and it's funny I knew right away what you meant by "teme"...
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2008-10-22 07:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, GW was the worst for using eye color constantly. Saw some of it in the Naruto fics and it took me back to the (bad?) old days...

I should've known "teme" immediately, but for some reason it just puzzled me. XD;
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[User Picture]From: aqua_eyes
2008-10-21 06:19 pm (UTC)
Lol! The things we all used to do to get that gundam wing fanfic fix...
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2008-10-22 07:57 am (UTC)
Like reading waaay too many bad fics? I don't think I've waded through that much crap for so little reward...
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[User Picture]From: aqua_eyes
2008-10-23 12:01 pm (UTC)
When I first got into fandom I read loads and oodles of badfic... And then found a few good authors and followed them on lj.... ^^;
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[User Picture]From: sub_divided
2008-10-21 06:44 pm (UTC)
I have a Naruto recs list with some SasuNaru in it:

http://sd.magatsu.net/fanficrecs.html
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2008-10-22 07:58 am (UTC)
Oooh, thanks!
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[User Picture]From: la_vie_noire
2008-10-21 11:30 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHAHA *is a member of a NaruSasu fafic comm, and hasn't read, nor watched Naruto in her live*
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2008-10-22 07:59 am (UTC)
Sometimes its better not knowing canon because then you can't get mad about too much OOC. ^^;
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