||[Mar. 15th, 2009|08:17 am]
Ha! There's a doujinshi event dedicated to the female version Naruto (Naruko)! I love Japanese fandom, they have events for every weird pairing or fetish. Not like I'd go (well, maybe I would if I lived in Tokyo...), but it's just nice knowing such things are out there. Kinda wish I could go to the NaruSasu event on 9/27, even though I don't really want more doujinshi....How do people who live in apartments manage large collections of doujinshi? Or do they just get rid of fandoms they are no longer in? I'd have such a hard time letting go since it took a lot of effort (and money!) to accumulate...
Some of the Japanese WIPs I'm following:
たったひとつの… @ Everyday I Miss You: http://rabilunar.blog46.fc2.com/
This it the Naruto is a bastard and turns Sasuke into a female one I've been blathering about...
裸足の１００マイル@ オレンジとチョコレート: http://orechoco.cho-chin.com/
This is a really cute AU where the gang are in high school, Naruto and Sasuke are best friends, Sasuke is in love with Naruto and hiding it and Naruto is basically clueless. The author does a good version of the angsty friend-in-love tries to put some distance and clueless-object-of-affection-friend keeps pursuing...
バロック・パラディス @ ユメヲミタアトデ: http://sinosaiki.web.fc2.com/
This is set in a future where Naruto is Hokage and Sasuke is brought back to Konoha but dies from some mysterious illness (that made me think of consumption, the whole business was so overly romanticized >_<). Five years later a gravely injured 12-year-old Sasuke appears. He's from a parallel universe where things are similar but not quite. They try to figure out how to send him back but never do, so young Sasuke settles in to this world. Itachi is already dead in this world so Sasuke has no reason to run off, and he makes his way up through the hierarchy watched over by the adults (in this case all of his peers grown up in addition to the people who'd been adults to him already). There's a whole lotta angst courtesy of the fact that Naruto and Sasuke had been in a relationship, and chibi-Sasuke finds out about it pretty quickly. Recently there was a revelation about how/why he'd appeared in this world that was both ridiculously silly and rather ingenious. XD;
I seemed to have forgotten to bookmark another WIP I was enjoying, a student x tutor AU. *sighs*
I should go look for Japanese ItaSasu sites...I'm sure there will be many saccharine sweet AUs full of pure brotherly love, some of which may actually be good. XD;