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my naruto obsession continues [Mar. 26th, 2009|07:37 pm]
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I've been checking out more Japanese Naruto fanfics. I've come across some pretty nice fanart along the way:

Maniac Love: http://mist.in/maniaclove/top.html
Two pairings: Kotetsu x Izumo and Genma x Hayate. I particularly love the art of the first pairing even though I have no clue who they are. XD; The art is a bit sketchy but still very solid. I love the poses and the coloring...

未来航空 (mirai-kouku): http://firstsky.versus.jp/
Absolutely lovely art of mostly Sasuke and Naruto (gen). I am totally in love with this artist. The quality is so high, I wonder if this person is a professional....There are also some adorable Itachi brother pics as well.

I love modern day AUs where the characters are attending school (esp because Naruto's dad is almost always alive and very, very doting--no clue if he's actually like that but it's fun to read). I just read a WIP called "adolescence" at Sione (http://sione.ninpou.jp/index.htm) where Sasuke is a junior high student who is in love with Itachi and acts like a jerk because he doesn't know how to act normally around his brother. Naruto, Shikamaru, Kiba, and Sai are his friends who know his problem and mock him about it (well, everyone except Naruto) in that mostly good-natured ribbing way of kids. They sympathize to some extent but they've been exposed to Sasuke's pointless angst for years. They go to an amusement park to let off some steam (they are all studying for high school entrance exams) and while the others are waiting in line for some insane ride Shikamaru and Sasuke wander off to drink coffee...But they see Itachi out with a bunch of HIS friends. Sasuke tries to avoid acknowledging Itachi, but Itachi spots him and chases after him. I had to laugh when Shikamaru basically shoves Sasuke at Itachi, even claiming that Sasuke had mentioned having wanted to come to the amusement park with Itachi, and Sasuke basically sputters and vows revenge internally because he can't figure out a way to get out of hanging out with his brother...I hope the author continues this one. It's labeled as a comedy so I'm hoping it won't get too serious.

I've been enjoying the fluffy Itachi brother non-slash fics I've come across. A lot are as sickeningly sweet as I'd feared, but there are enough good ones to make it worth the effort. The shota slash stuff grosses me out, though. There's this one WIP AU that's serious and totally messed up I'm avidly following as well...