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Rec Me Days: Death Note 
7th-Aug-2006 06:56 pm
meroko
Since four is the number of death in Japanese, the Fourth Rec-Me meme has to be Death Note.



The Formal Meme

Anyone is welcome to join in, even if you and I don't usually agree on pairings or hang out in the same circles. I'd like that, actually, to get a bit of variety going. Please don't feel shy or unwanted around here. ♥

Please link to the author's work (you don't have to stick to any of the major archives, anywhere is fine), include relevant information if possible (pairing, author, maybe any non-work-safe ratings if you feel up to it), and there is no time limit, this post will stand for as long as LJ is around.

1) Rec up to five of your favorite fics featuring your preferred pairing(s) or threesome(s).

2) Rec up to five of your favorite fics featuring your favorite character(s).

3) Rec up to five of your favorite authors who write your preferred pairing(s) or threesome(s) well.

4) Rec up to five of your favorite authors who write your favorite characters(s) well.

5) Rec up to five authors who you feel deserve more recognition for their fanfic contributions.



The informal Meme:

What's your fav fanfic in the fandom? Give me links to a couple, and I'll take a look. And yes, you can definitely pimp yourself.

Fics that I like might later appear as part of the daily recs. View this as a chance to expand your (and my) reading horizons, 'cause I'll try anything once. These rec-me posts will be filed under its fandom, so hopefully it can serve as a resource, especially for smaller, more obscure fandoms.
Comments 
7th-Aug-2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
I don't generally read Death Note fic, as I've only just got ahold of the first volume of the series itself. That said, there are a few "20 truths" stories that I read and enjoyed even before I knew anything about the fandom:

http://comacafe.livejournal.com/146795.html
http://comacafe.livejournal.com/148291.html
http://comacafe.livejournal.com/145992.html
8th-Aug-2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
Ahh, I read the Light one earlier - didn't realize there were companion pieces, so thanks!
8th-Aug-2006 04:59 am (UTC)
My Death Note recs and my Death Note fic, which really isn't very good at all.
8th-Aug-2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, thanks! I love your organization - it's excellent for being "just" memories.
9th-Aug-2006 03:32 am (UTC)
haha. I hate when people don't organize their memories. What's the use of a resource if you can't follow it XP


I'm glad you're finding them useful. ^^
2nd-Nov-2006 03:01 pm (UTC) - redoubts' fics anywhere else?
Anyone know where I can find redoubts' fics on the internet without having to access his journals? The links which were posted are protected from public viewing ;)
8th-Aug-2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
I will, thanks!
8th-Aug-2006 06:46 pm (UTC) - repost, html
I feel like whatever I rec will have been recced to hell and back already, but here goes:

1) interaction fics (pairing isn't exactly right):
Boredom (Light and L)
The One Who Knows You Best (Light/L, Matt/Mello)
Normal (Light/Misa) -- How You Win (Light and L)
One Scoop, Vanilla (Misa/Matsuda) -- Have Some Cake with Your Sex (L/Light)
Jingle Balls (L/Light)
Office Politics (Light and L)
20 Themes (Various)
Christmas in July (L/Light)
World Tilted Two Degrees (Misa and Rem)

2) character fics:
Mortality (Misa)
Captain, My Captain (Light) -- Black Widow (Misa; note I link to the one with that drabble in the comments)
Finding Justice (Light)
Curtain Call (Light)
Ordinary (L)

3) three under friends-lock:
Till Death Do Us Part (Light/Misa)
A Piece of Light (Misa)
On the Edge (L and Light)

I stuck to one or two fics per author, for variety, but the fics I chose were sort of arbitrary and I recommend reading the rest of their work as well.

4) great death note authors:
keraha
aishuu <-- XDXDXD
lebateleur
memlu
darkeyedwolf
flamika
harukami
jaebi_lit
rabbitprint
sesame_seed
issen4
vikki
8th-Aug-2006 06:50 pm (UTC) - Re: repost, html
Ah! And mousapelli.
8th-Aug-2006 08:52 pm (UTC) - Re: repost, html
...you are TRYING to make sure I never leave DN fandom, aren't you?
8th-Aug-2006 09:26 pm (UTC) - yet another html repost
*g* Most of these are old, though. Only a few were written within the last year. Also I realized that 18 months later, the authors I came up with are all friends. And most of the fics I came up with were written by friends. I'd like to see a rec list from someone who is a complete lurker in fandom, who doesn't pay any attention to authors. Then maybe you'd get an objective list.

By the way, Death Note/xxxHOLiC works SURPRISINGLY WELL:

Coulda Woulda Shoulda (Light has a wish)
Godly Meetings (What Light&Ryuk look like to Watanuki ^__^)

Maybe it's because both series are kind of creepy?

For Death Note, my taste runs toward Concept fics (with optional Surprise Endings). Also Understated Humor and Weird Pairings, which is strange since I don't like crack pairings in other series.

(my Death Note fic is here. ^____^)
8th-Aug-2006 09:33 pm (UTC) - Re: yet another html repost
Didn't we meet through DN? I think most of the "old" fans who were writers became acquantances. Since I never took to the second arc, I've kinda been ignoring the fandom.

And objectivity doesn't exist. ^_~
8th-Aug-2006 09:45 pm (UTC) - Re: yet anoth_erhtmlrepost
My flist is ridiculously skewed toward Death Note, this is true. *g*

Maybe not! But your author personality bias won't have anything to do with whether I, not knowing an author, will like their fic, while your bias towards creepy shinigami slash or metaphor-rich writing will, depending on whether I not I share that bias.

(Speaking of:
We Fat Ourselves For Magots (Ryuk/Light)
Opposeable Thumbs (Light))

I haven't been following the fandom, though every now and then I'll read new fic about old characters.
8th-Aug-2006 10:06 pm (UTC) - Re: yet anoth_erhtmlrepost
True, true. I know a couple of authors who I have nothing to do with just because I can't stand their personalities - and I'm sure there's probably some who say the same about me. ^_^;;

I still think "We Fat Ourselves For Magots" has the hands-down best title EVER for DN.
8th-Aug-2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
A few informal fic-recs. :D

'His Son's Father' by aishuu (aha, I only realised after I looked it up, but still)
'Just That and Paper Cranes' by darkeyedwolf
'Becoming' also by darkeyedwolf
'Near Misses' by angryhamster
'Rewind' by flamika
'False Spring' by moontyger
'Second Place' by harukami
'Ways to Make a Wilderness' by elwing_alcyone - flocked in a dn-based fic comm.
'Distant Sun' by flamika - last entry of long fic with links to prev parts.
'Masquerade' by ebony_creme

Aaand unfortunately that's all I can recall. :D Other fics by those same authors are also highly recommended.

I've written quite a lot of DN fic myself, all of which can be found in this post. :)
8th-Aug-2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
*g* Perfectly okay. I'm hoping that these memes can serve as a "starting" point for people entering the fandom. Since I've not been active in it for about a year, there's plenty of reading for me to catch up on. ^_^
8th-Aug-2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
Some informal recs. ^^ A lot of people have already covered the ones I wanted to rec, but I'll add some blanket-recs for Keelywolfe's Death Note fics, anything by lefcadio, and Acey Dearest's fanfics on on FFnet along with her Matt claim, "Consolation" (for 20_notes.

Other recs:
The Very Secret Diary of Light Yagami by worstangel
Sweetest Decay by ebony_creme
Uncertainty by elwing_alcyone
Inherit the Earth by elwing_alcyone
Domino Castle by Ironical Jester

My DN fanfics are here. ^^
8th-Aug-2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Many thanks. I remember "The Very Secret...." but had forgotten who'd done it. ^_^
9th-Aug-2006 05:21 am (UTC)
1)-10 drabbles by harukami. AU, featuring Mello, Near, and Light (interactions and character related.)
-Out of the Shadows(Light/Mikami) by lefcadio
-Addict Road (Matt/Mello). Drabbles linked.
-Rewind (Mello/Matt), by flamika
-Chasing Windmills (Matt and Mello), by tokyohippie

2)-Fire (Mello), by flamika
-Madmen (Matt), by wicked_pistil
-Uncertainty (...Wammy centric?)
-Kira's Greatest Success (Light), by harukami... is sort of a crackfic.
-Infatuation (Near)
-Superman's Dead(Mello) by canaa
-As Falling Stars (Matt) by ebony_creme

For authors, I definitely love flamika (her Matt/Mello stuff is fantastic), lefcadio, and [Bad username: wicked pistil]. harukami is always excellent for everything she writes, but she doesn't use a lot of tags so it's harder to track down specific things.
9th-Aug-2006 05:22 am (UTC)
*facepalms* The third author I was reccing was wicked_pistil
9th-Aug-2006 10:59 am (UTC)
Adding this to mems so I can also read people's recs (I honestly haven't read much =/). ^^ Thanks for doing this~

- Carwash by flamika. Mello, Near and Matt, pre-DN.
- 20 Facts About Yagami Raito by comacafe. Self-explanatory.
- This Is A False Analogy by sesame_seed. Light and L, spoilers for the first half.
- And... uhm, self-pimpage? Canvas. Light-centric. *shot*

All gen, btw.
15th-Aug-2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
Bwaha! *mems this page* So many of the recs lead to places on LJ. So THAT'S where all the good ficcage is hiding. I think I knew that, but I must have forgotten. I kind of wish everything was on FFN too, though.


I second the 'Masquerade' rec, first of all. Tres brilliant. *glittery eyes*

... aand most of the authors I'd rec have already been recced, so here's a few that haven't been seen yet:

Curtain Call by feast
Summary: What this is, is the amazing miracle of death, the split second transition from sentient, thriving being to decomposing object, and Light has a front row seat. [Ch. 58 centric, thus spoilers. Lightcentric. First Death Note fic]

feast has a fic journal: __kirisaite.
(Ironic I'm rec'cing her, since she was the one that directed me to this post, heh.)

Mine Eyes by firedraygon
Summary: Upon deciding that the DN fandom needs more crack, I bring you this collection of drabbles. [Raito x L and gen]


I'm relatively new to the Death Note fandom, I guess, but I've written... oh wow, FOUR fics: (links lead to FFN)

Premonition, of Dreams
Summary: [Written for Rei. Prompt: Misa, apocalypse.] Misa dreams at night, when Light is not there... and they whisper betrayal to her. [Takes place when L and Light are handcuffed.]

Ambiguity Among Two
Summary: [L x Light. Hugging. Handcuffed. Ficlet.] L shuddered at the memory, and briefly, he dug his fingertips into Light's back, willing bruises inside that whispered of sleepless, difficult nights.

Where Gods Walk
Summary: [Post DN, oneshot.] Those who use the Death Note go to neither Heaven nor Hell. If such is the case, where do they go and what is their fate there?

Replay
Summary: [Oneshot, postDN. c58 spoilers.] Speculation for what happens to a user of the Death Note after death. Very different from 'Where Gods Walk'. Dark. [Gift!spam!fic for numisma.]


/pimp

Thaank you for this, aishuu. ;D



15th-Aug-2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
Oh man, who's a dork, she forgot two other DN fics she wrote:

Drabbles, though.

Trickery
Summary: [Written for amara anon. Prompt: Mello, comedy, chocolate. Drabble.] Vanilla was disgusting.

Layers
Summary: [Written for arislan. Prompt: LxLight, come undone.] So many layers under the facade of Kira. L was undergoing a game of life and death, as his own layers peeled away in the process.
16th-Aug-2006 01:51 pm (UTC) - sorry for spamming
Oh, and for easy reading, the C2 sections on FFN are GREAT ways to find good ficcage.

Light and Ryuuzaki, Kira and L: A collection of RaitoxL fics

L & Misa
This relationship is only so-so to me, but definitely check out this C2 if you like Misa. A lot of the fics in this section characterize her (and L, I guess) brilliantly and with originality, especially those that follow canon, and they're awesome, awesome goodness to read. This C2 has given me a lot of favorites.
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