||[Jun. 17th, 2014|07:45 pm]
I finally watched to the end of the Kuroko no Basket anime. Aaah, sports manga. It can be very tedious during multi-episode games, but the excitement of a well-done moment is priceless. Especially since KnB really likes buzzer beaters a lot. I look forward to the third season later this year, especially since I've read some summaries of the manga chapters that aren't animated yet.
I've been reading fanfics to whet my apetite. As usual, lots of crap and lots of stuff not-to-my-taste*, but the following are my favorites:
The Winner Takes it All by readerofasaph. Summary: It's the morning of the Winter Cup finals. Again. (An AkaKuro time loop story).
Can I say sweet? It's fun, it's well-written, and it's very understatedly sweet. LOVE.
Penumbra by readerofasaph. Summary: Aomine and Kuroko wake up in each other's bodies. It's not exactly all their dreams come true.
I love how they have to negotiate being each other.
The More You Stay the Same by readerofasaph. Summary: Kuroko wakes up as a girl. The Teikou regulars cope.
It’s understated in the way this author seems to be really good at. So, so funny.
And the Skies will Fall by anatgonists. Summary is way too long to quote here, but basically it's a WIP AU where the GoM are a group of alchemist detectives in a steampunk world, up against a mysterious and powerful necromancer. Love the steampunk. Love the alchemy. Love the group dynamics. Hoping for an update soon...
A Different World by Leaves_Crown. Summary: After Akashi’s cousin died, he is named guardian of her children. He plans to send them to the most expensive school in the city, until he meets their current teacher.
A fun WIP AU, with one more chapter to go, supposedly.
Official by Escapist_Art. Summary: Tetsuya loves Akashi, this will probably never change. And he is certain that, in his own way, the redhead returns that love in equal measure. The end of their relationship is not because of a lack of love. Rather, it is because of a lack of the things needed to nurture and maintain that love.
I really liked Akashi here, as well as Kise and Midorima.
Like Mr. and Mrs. Smith (But Totally Not) by Lys ap Adin is a hilarious AoKuro AU in which both Kuroko and Aomine are hitmen. It's silly but so. much. fun.
5 times Kurko wished he never opened his damn mouth by highboys. KiseKuro(?) crack. As the author's note says: "What is characterization when it comes to crack, right?"
Contractual Obligations by jucee. Kagami has to ask permission to date Kuroko from the GoM. Very fun.
The Puppeteer's Shadow Master by Blossom. It's one of those fics that twists the canon narrative of who is actually in charge. Not remotely plausible but very well-written. Akashi POV, you almost feel sorry for the bastard in this one.
Akashi And Other Animals by half_sleeping. Summary: Akashi adopts his friends again, one by one. His new teammates cope gamely with the influx of Miragen animals.
Kinda cracky, and totally awesome.
*Seems like Midorima/Takao is pretty popular? I can see the appeal, but oh man does Takao rub me the wrong way. The dude's voice and that smirk just make me want to punch him half the time. Also, psycho Akashi is boooring.
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