Feb. 25th, 2012

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Fandom: Hikaru no Go
Characters: Akira/Hikaru
Length/Type: One-shot (approx. 1500 words), Humor, Romance

Summary: They say some people view the world from a stain-glassed window. Touya views it from the perspective of a goban. So when his territory is threatened, he attacks.

I love fics that leave me grinning and satisfied by the end of it, and this is one of them. :) Go puns with a hilarious use of Go terms to describe Akira's feelings towards Hikaru - a bit crack-ish and so very fitting in that geeky Akira way.

Do note that the author includes a list of Go terms with their definitions at the top of the fic, and unless you know the game well, you're likely going to need to refer to the list often. It could be annoying for some, but give it a try - I think it actually has its own charms, a bit like reading the fic in Akira-Hikaru code and I was privy to its tickling secrets because I had the answer sheet. :D

Story: Playing By the Rules [Rating: PG] - by Schnickledooger ([livejournal.com profile] schnickledoogr2 on LJ)

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Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Characters: Shishido/Ootori, Hyoutei regulars
Length/Type: Multi-chapter (3 parts, approx. 23,000 words)

Summary: First loves are notoriously difficult. For Shishido Ryou, it is the end of the world.

When I think of Shishido/Ootori, I automatically think of [livejournal.com profile] everlind first - because she, more than anyone else in my mind, was the author that established (and then defined) my Silver Pair love. Hers weren't the first Silver Pair fics I had read, but they were the ones that made me really really fall in love with the pair. To date, even after all the numerous Silver Pair fics I've read, this specific one still stands as one of my top favorites, especially in the "discovering love" or "get-together" genre.

It has everything I could possibly hope for - boy angst, friendship, awkwardness, first loves, boy hormones, good characterization, the right dose of fluff, and awesome Hyoutei regulars with more of a role than just background noise.

Story: Love is Noise [Rating: PG-13, skirting R in some areas] - by [livejournal.com profile] everlind