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February 2006
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Min [userpic]

"Without Darkness, There Can Be No Light." by Antigone
PG
Four Degrees of Romance
Finished

Just to say, this is my first post here and only my 3rd day joined? So let's see how this goes (plus, I'm not that great at summarizing).

This is a bit of an alternate reality fic by Antigone. What if Usagi had died on her wedding day? What would happen to the future, Endymion and all of the Sailor Senshi? Would Crystal Tokyo be as it was supposed to be? "This story shows how lives can be changed and touched, and the effects of the love...or the absence of it" (Four Degrees). There are a couple of spelling errors, but only that.

One of my favorites.

my lies & my facade [userpic]

"Ring of Fire" by Papirini
R
ASMR
Finished

In Papirini's fic inspired by a Johnny Cash song, Neo Queen Serenity must face a very tough decision when Rei and Mamoru are caught in a compromising position by a member of the press.  She calls a trial to be broadcast live in the middle of the night in order to uncover the unquestionable truth.  By the end of the night, everything has fallen apart.  Though I don't particularly like Papirini's overzealous use of punctuation, this is still a moving and powerful fic.

Read this fic if you've ever been confused about the definition of irony.

I Feel: curiouscurious
Music To Read By: Law and Order SVU
my lies & my facade [userpic]

Since our illustrious community moderator only has one mention but her stories are all so berry fantastic, this is me giving you my top three Sokudo Ningyou stories because I'm sure you were all dying to know.

"hail to the queen." by Sokudo Ningyou
PG-13
ASMR
Finished

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"with eyes on the purple prize." by Sokudo Ningyou
PG-13
ASMR
Finished

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"standing on the edge of a 50% chance." by Sokudo Ningyou
PG-13
ASMR
Finished

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I Feel: aggravatedcan't stop coughing
Music To Read By: Veronica Mars (Is Smarter Than Me)
my lies & my facade [userpic]

"All I Want for Christmas" by Dave Ziegler
PG-13
ASMR
Finished

Originally written for Yumeko's intensely awesome holiday challenge, Dave Ziegler has written a fic that I love so much, I'm still suffering from the effects of the coughing fit I had after laughing so hard from my first read.  That my friends is a lot of love.

Starring the incomparable Aino Minako, everyone's favorite scatterbrained blonde wielding the power of love in a miniskirt dons a Santa outfit in order to give Artemis the only Christmas present a horny male would want.  And while that sentence sounds alarmingly like a sentence from an infamous Oscar-fic, I assure there is no bestiality ahead.  However, Minako does catch the Tsukino patriarch with his pants down, teaches Shingo a very important Christmas music without the benefit of orchestral aid, and manages to get a rather nasty bruise on her hindquarters.  And all in the name of comedy and Christmas spirit.

And that is why Aino Minako is my hero.

I Feel: amusedendlessly amused
Music To Read By: "The Show Must Go On" by Queen
The Ni [userpic]

Mainly because we need to kick this community up a notch with some more entires. Huzzah.

The Great Matter
Author: Papirini
Rated: PG-13 (for graphic violence and nudity)
Status: Finished
Link

Everyone knows what the average "original character sailor senshi" is like. The name is Sailorsuperhyperultacoolest Cutiepinkwhiterainboesunnyearthymoon. A human related to the sailors. Loved and beloved by all.

But Sailor Themis, the narrator of her own story, is hopefully not that type of sailor. She's a nine foot tall amoebic monster with tentacles, a bad temper, a streak of laziness, a tendancy to babble incessantly, and an obsessive love of sweets. She lives in a galaxy far, far, far away, where sailors have their own government and do not have the greatest of relationships with their charges. All sailors are expected to follow the rules, and for years "heathen" galaxies like Sailor Moon's have been ignored. But not anymore.

For breaking the greatest taboo, one sailor has been brought far away from home to stand trial and suffer a fate worse than death. But obviously it's much more complicated than that, and the truth is far more sinister. The question is whether Themis will realize what's really at stake before it's too late. Will she?

From the land between Wake and Dream. [userpic]

I've finally got an account, and since dark_branwen kindly recced Exiles, I thought I'd give back to the community. Here is my contribution, and if the work, I'm sorry, I'm still getting the hang of things.

Peaches: A Love Story by Kotetsu

PG-13

ASMR

Finished

A story that focuses on Chibi Usa's two friends, Momoko and Kyusuke. The only story I can think of that actually does this, as a matter of fact. It traces their relationship from the time they're schoolkids, and imagines their future lives and careers. More than that would spoil the story. Fluffy and perfect if you need something to make you smile. Kotetsu's a hidden gem, more people should read her stories.

I Feel: anxiousanxious
Music To Read By: "Touch My Heart" - Beth Nielsen Chapman
Yumeko [userpic]

Blessed Be by superkate
PG-13
ASMR
Finished

I'm not generally a fan of AU stories, but I love this wonderful Helios/Chibi-Usa fic, which I kind of like to describe as a cross between "It's a Wonderful Life" and "The Thorn Birds."

In it, Helios is a middle-aged Catholic priest who is losing his faith. On the twentieth anniversary of his first Mass, he decides to commit the ultimate sin -- suicide -- but before he can take his deadly cocktail of Ny-Quil and Advil, a teenage girl named Sera arrives to take confession. Helios first believes her to be nothing more than a junkie, looking for money to buy drugs. However, as they talk, she starts asking him strange questions, and by the time she leaves, his bottle of Ny-Quil has mysteriously vanished. There's definitely something different about Sera, but what could it be?

If you're the non-religious type who hates people cramming religion down your throat, I wouldn't let that stop you from reading this story. (The author isn't even Catholic.) Believe me, it's not that kind of fic at all. It's really more about finding your purpose in life and having faith that the path you chose to follow was the right one, something that I think all people deal with at one time or another whether they believe in God or not.

Sokudo Ningyou [userpic]

        As usual, don't forget to suggest stories.   Since I know we're all probably too busy in life to read all of the ones suggested and leave reviews as to what we think, right now I'm just happy with suggestions; it means the fandom's not dead and struggling out of the grave.   ^_~    Old stories are, of course, accessible through the memories by author and rating. 
       Because this is a paid account, any donations are also welcome.   Not that it matters -- two months is cheap -- but if you want to toss a bit into the account, don't hesitate.  All it does is keep it looking nice, really.   
       Don't forget that you can suggest your own fics as well.

I Feel: awakeawake
The Ni [userpic]

Hello, all! Yes, I've finally joined. I'm evil. :)

And for my first recommendation, I am going to recommend a story that is....very old.

Rabbit Test
Author: Andy Combs
Rated: R (By the author. But personally, I would rate it PG for some sexual and adult content and very, very brief nudity)
Status: Finished
Link


There are a bunch of links for this old, old story. And it is old - the best I can date it back to, judging by his own author's notes, is 1996. So it's old. But it doesn't mean squat when it comes to the story, which is classic. While it was supposed to be a part of a much larger story, I loved this story as a stand alone. It was the first good fanfic I actually remembered, and printed out so I could read it back in 1999. This is one of the stories that inspired me to write more fanfiction.

To those who don't know, this story deals with the pre-R season's Neo-Queen Serenity, and her growing worries about the inevitable doom that the Black Moon is going to bring in seven years - and the fatal problem she faces due to an unforseen cirsumstance. There are, of course, forces that are determined that the future that was forseen will pass by whatever means neccessary....and the queen suddenly finds herself being dragged down the rabbit hole and into her own little adventure.

Sokudo Ningyou [userpic]

The Bitter Brew by blue
PG-13 for body parts.
ASMR
Finished


     This is a one-shot I wish I had written first.   blue and I need to team up to write disturbingly pessimistic fics; we'll wrest the top spot from Chaos during a spectacular chocolate pudding fight.
      In any event, this is another one of those looks at the future, and how it didn't end up as they planned; the Final Fight has come and gone, and not everyone survived.    Minako bears the worst of her scars inside.

I Feel: amusedamused
Music To Read By: QCD: [112 2:51] Buck-Tick / Illusion's Paradise
Claidi Winter [userpic]

Hey all, I just joined after finding this comm through my late night LJ lurkings. I browsed through the entries and was pleased to find fanfics I had not yet read, and ones that I had and knew to be fantastic. Then I read the badfic quote by Princess D, and I was sold. I am a SM fanfiction writer myself under the pen name, 'Claidi Winter', and while I am always happy to receive a constructive review my contribution tonight is not one of my stories but rather one by a favorite author and good friend of mine.

Six Degrees
by crystal_rose (ariasink), crystal rose2 (ff.net)
R
AU
Incomplete

Sum: Serena Lombard and Darien Shields are carrying on a May-December office romance. How will this affect the lives of those they know and those they don't?

Her writing is excellent. Her characterization is raw, making the reader feel as though all of the players in her story are actual people, while still maintaining the spirit of the original characters. I love the twists in this story, and how her build is un-rushed and steady. She spends due time on each of the many characters, and draws you into all of their lives, making the reader really think and then jump in excitement as they slowly start to see how those character's stories intertwine. A must read for any fan of good AU writing. Her updates are long in coming but worth the wait. 

I Feel: tiredtired
Music To Read By: Silence
my lies & my facade [userpic]

"Machiavelli's Folly" by Heavenly Pearl
PG
ASMR
Finished

First of all, I always enjoy any fanfiction that contains a literary reference.  It just makes me feel good inside to know that (some) writers still do something that most of America considers novel - reading.

It was Machiavelli who presented many ideas on how to be the perfect ruler in his novel The Prince.  One of the most famous and quotable pearls of wisdom the dear departed Niccolo had to bestow upon us was that the ends always justify the means.  This short piece predictably but appropriately set during the Infinty arc of the manga examines whether or not such an ideal can work in the world of Sailor Moon.

In short, what would have happened if Uranus, Pluto, and Neptune would have been able to accomplish their mission in the way they originally intended?

I Feel: accomplishedaccomplished
Music To Read By: "Somebody Out There" by The Calling
my lies & my facade [userpic]

Blood Moon by becca-onee-chan
R
Link!
Finished

I was prompted to do this based on the fact that a discussion in my LJ prompted me to remember that this fic even existed.  I haven't read it in years, so I'll attempt to it justice, but I make no guarantees.

If you're a fan of alternate pairings, read this and thank me later.  In it are some of the most random pairings I think I've ever heard of, but somehow they seem sort of plausible if you don't think about it too hard.  If you have ever looked at Usagi/Kunzite, Rei/Mamoru, Minako/Jadeite, or Makoto/Yuuichirou and thought, "Maybe." Read this.  If you haven't, give it a try.  You may be surprised.

An alternate version to the end of the Dark Kingdom, talking about it out of context is something that should probably never be done.  And even though I'm not entirely sure this is a story I'd give a five star rating to, this fic is exceptional for shock value if nothing else.

I Feel: complacentcomplacent
Music To Read By: "Lemon" by Katy Rose
my lies & my facade [userpic]

The Exiles by Starsea
R
ASMR
Unfinished

Regardless of how you feel about the Senshi/Shitennou argument... Well, no, if you see nothing but red and are filled with utter rage at the very thought of that picture you see featured in my icon, chances are, you won't be able to read this fic.  The fic hasn't reached that point yet, but the teaser as well as Starsea herself is indicative of where this fic is going.

Personally, I love the match ups, but what makes this fic is that it isn't just about the S/S pairings by a long shot.  It is dealing with their relationship with Mamoru, which I think is greatly overlooked in favor of the romantic pairings more often than not.  It's also just plain well written, which is always a plus.  Starsea's prose has always brought forth images of water when I try and put it into words, and I'll leave it at that and hope you understand.

An epic length fic that isn't just another romance, and a must read for any Senshi/Shitennou fanatic.

*waves her Minako/Kunzite flag and then skips off into the sun...rise*

I Feel: awakeawake
Music To Read By: "Gunning Down Romance" by Savage Garden
my lies & my facade [userpic]

Angel Electric by His lordship Chaos
PG-13
ASMR
Not finished

It's Chaos... I really feel that I don't have to say anything else.

Except that the following is still my favorite one liner (until I find a new favorite):

"Depends," Minako said. She then leaned closer to his ear and whispered, "If I invite you to my room afterwards, are you going to  bring your sword to bed?"

Damn it, why couldn't I have come up with that line?! >.<;

I Feel: apatheticapathetic
Music To Read By: "Drowning Lessons" by My Chemical Romance
Sokudo Ningyou [userpic]

Picture The Lotus : A Sailormoon Genfic Site

I Feel: crazycrazy
Music To Read By: QCD: [171 0:10] Buck-Tick / My Funny Valentine
Sokudo Ningyou [userpic]

Awakening - Part One by Tim Nolan
PG
The Best Sailormoon Fanfiction on the Net
Finished


      Back to the classics, which are classic for a reason; they're freakin' awesome, and from a time when every Tom, Tim, and Tammy wasn't writing shitty fics.   This stuff was unique, fresh, and new.  
      Here, Tim took the beginning of Sailor V's mission from the anime and spins it into a story involving a Dark Kingdom officer, the Arthurian legend, and the reason so much merchandise flooded the market.    Because of the lack of backstory from the anime, Tim had a wide field to play with, and he went for it; this is a Minako at first unsure of herself, only to realize the power and responsibility she's been given.   Amazing.  A must-read for anyone.

I Feel: awakeawake
Music To Read By: QCD: [21 0:06] Buck-Tick / Dizzy Moon
my lies & my facade [userpic]

"As in Autumn" by Dejana Talis
PG
ASMR
Finished

I'm becoming a bigger and bigger fan of Dejana's work... This story deals with a subject matter that I think most people like to avoid simply because it isn't something we'd like to talk about.

Death is a subject in this fandom that seems almost trivialized.  Every time the major characters die, it is always with the reassurance that they will rise again.  In this story, that is not so.  The reign of Neo Queen Serenity and King Endymion comes at last to an end.  However, what makes this story truly interesting is the two scenarios presented.  In one, the couple dies in battle, sacrificing themselves for the good of the people right up to the end.  And in another, they die of old age.  One is the focus of NQS, the other of Endymion.  And both mirror each other with a single phrase.

This story is sensitive and there is an oddly lyrical quality.  It is a song fic so that might have something to do with it, but I think this is one of the rare occasions where the lyrics enhance as opposed to take up unnecessary space.  All in all, yet another excellent piece from Dejana.

I Feel: crappycrappy
Music To Read By: "Gasoline" by Seether
my lies & my facade [userpic]

"Taboo" by Heavenly Pearl
PG
ASMR
Finished

A nice first person meditation on behalf of Sailor Pluto.  In her final moments on earth, Pluto thinks about the three taboos she was never meant to break... and the fourth, which was in a sense her downfall.

I think Yumeko really captured Pluto's voice quite well in this monologue.  Not to mention, the romantic aspect of this story is quite hard to find.  I'd give a better review, but I'm just this side of comatose, so this will have to do.

I Feel: sicksick
Music To Read By: "Superhuman" by Velvet Revolver
Sokudo Ningyou [userpic]

Promise by Kihin Ranno
PG
ASMR
Finished


            I can't say much without giving away what plot there is, except that Kihin has amazed me.

my lies & my facade [userpic]

"I, Ginzuishou" by Dejana Talis
G
ASMR
Finished

A very poignant, exquisite piece from a point of view never before heard from in the history of Sailor Moon fanfiction.  An enviable idea, Dejana takes what we know from the manga about every Serenity and tracks their lives in the voice of the one entity who was always there and remembers.  The Mysterious Silver Crystal is the center of this story as it tells the story of her/its three ladies from an emotionless view.

Answering several questions and tying up a few loose ends, Dejana once again proves that even though she considers herelf a "n00b," she still has what it takes to make a reader sit up and take notice.  She accomplishes something that isn't altogether difficult in the fandom and yet few ever really manage to do it - she has been truly unique.  And seeing as the series has been around for over a decade now, that is quite an accomplishment.

I Feel: impressedimpressed
Music To Read By: "Air Tonight" by Phil Collins
Sokudo Ningyou [userpic]

Moon Revenge by LeVar Bouyer
PG-13
The Best Sailormoon Fanfiction on the Net
Finished


        And this is why anime Uranus and Neptune are such callous bastards.   Because this event could have easily happened.    Finding the talismans, the all encompassing, all engrossing mission, could have easily blinded them to the possibilities of tragedy, of giving them the excuse, "Well, what's a life in comparison to the Silence?"   Only this life wasn't worth it, and Haruka's comeuppance is entirely what you would expect.

I Feel: rejuvenatedrejuvenated
Sokudo Ningyou [userpic]

Shadowdancer by Dark Ferret
PG-13 for implied sexuality
The Best Sailormoon Fanfiction on the Net
Finished


       I am, unsurprisingly, not an Ami/Makoto fan.  There may be some good fics out there with them as the cute couple (my last entry included), but I am altogether not a 'shipper of that particular pair.   Mostly because I'm also not much of an Ami fan.   I slightly lean towards Makoto & Minako fics thanks to a certain Krys Bear and makoandmina.com, one of the domains who hosted my Makoto fansite before I bought my own domain; it's all her fault.
      So we have a Makoto & Minako fic, though it's not a standard story; for one, it takes place during the Silver Millennium, which the author thoughtfully acknowledges by calling them by their 20th century names.  (Though, as pointed out in the notes, the lack of a "family" name is because the author doesn't believe they existed then.   Che-rist.)   Shoving that blatant shit aside, it's a story about Jupiter and the tension created by her affair with Venus.     Which is just made worse by her parents, the king and queen of Jupiter, trying to entice her into marriage to stop all of that damned lesbian nonsense.   Poor Mercury goes with her to visit her unfortunate suitor, and we find out a bit of history about the tall brunette, that the suitor himself is hesitant, and that love just gets bruised and rolls with the punches to get back up again.

I Feel: amusedamused
Sokudo Ningyou [userpic]

      Not that it's a big deal, but taking into consideration a possibility of people wanting to search by author rather than rating, I've put all the entries into Memories sorted also by author.   It beats scrolling way down the page, and this way, authors themselves can always check to see if they've been recommended.  ->:D

Sokudo Ningyou [userpic]

The Cruelty and Fairness of Fate by Crawlspace
R for mild sexual interludes
Media Miner
Finished


     So, now I've found Media Miner, and lots of Sailormoon.  Not only Sailormoon, but Sailormoon yuriin spades.   This is one of them, though it stands out by also being the first good Sailormoon fic I found on their Featured List, and for a good reason.  It may use the tired saw of everyone except for the princess being a lesbian (the usual Rule), but this saw comes in the form of Real Life, and its rather harsh problems; even though the enemy hasn't bothered them since Galaxia's defeat, there's room for anguish.
     Minako and Rei are silly in love.   Makoto, needing some comfort after everyone else leaves for the summer, manages to get knocked up.   Ami's in love with her, but doesn't realize Makoto feels the same way.   Scandals break out as the media finds out about Rei's relationship, and Ami practically moves in with Makoto to take care of her.  Minako moves to become emancipated.   Sometimes Fate just loves to kick you when you're down, before it gives you a hand up.
     And Mamoru's reaction when he finds out about the pregnancy and Rei and Minako is absolutely priceless.

I Feel: amusedamused
my lies & my facade [userpic]

Empire of the Sun by missweber (Sophia Prester)
PG-13
ASMR
Unfinished

The premise for this story is simple enough.  According to Ms. Prester (or missweber rather), the first seed for this story was planted thanks to a very simple question.  One that many authors promptly kicked themselves for as they had not thought of it sooner.

What if the deaths of Mamoru's parents had not been an accident?

From there, Sophia spins a tangled web of dramatic tension, full of vicious lies and ancient deceit.  She has managed to create the world's only existing Sailor Sun that people don't automatically loathe because the fact that she shouldn't exist is acknowledged early on.  And she is everything but a Mary Sue.  This story has just about everything in it from determined detectives, dreams echoing the past, a new breed of monster that's hard to beat, and a ruthless matriarch who will stop at nothing to achieve her goal.  All in all, the story is chilling, compelling, well written, and sadly unfinished.

And to top it all off, it's a crossover.

I Feel: creativecreative
Music To Read By: "My Dream" // Sailor Moon AMV
Sokudo Ningyou [userpic]

Politic by Sievert Dinar
G
ASMR
Finished
 
     I don't think I can tire of these little shortfics of Sievert's.    Whatever reason there was for writing them I can't imagine; possibly a need to explain away some plothole, or personality, that was barely touched upon before, much like my own little shortfics.   This one had to be the result of wondering how the soldiers deal with their political enemies; which they had to have, either in the past or the future.   And it involves Venus in a very un-Minako-like manner that proves she can grow up. 

Sokudo Ningyou [userpic]

Paradox by Sievert Dinar
G
ASMR
Finished

    This Sievert intrigues me, and here's another reason why.   Now it's Pluto's turn, and she's just a tad bit loopy.   What point is there to this story?   Not a damned one, except for a glimpse into a slightly mad, mad mind.   But what else could she be?

Sokudo Ningyou [userpic]

Sight by Sievert Dinar
PG-13 for self-mutilation
ASMR
Finished

      This is one of the shortest fics I've found that deals with an actually interesting bit of fate.  It also helps that it involves my favourite purple-clad soldier, even if she's doing something  painful to herself at the end.   There isn't much I can say about it, as it involves only five paragraphs, except that being the soldier of silence has to be hell.   And this is why.

Sokudo Ningyou [userpic]

Three Lives in 500 Words by Saint Killjoy
G
ASMR
Finished


       It's interesting how you can find old fics long forgotten, that you've never even heard of, by catching the name as you scroll by. Such was the case with this one; a short, sweet little story about a creative writing assignment, and the three girls who had no desire to read their poems out loud.    Three personalities explained with their own five hundred words.  
      The only problem in this fic is that Makoto wasn't in the same homeroom as Usagi and Ami, but it doesn't really matter.

Chikyu no Senshi by Lei
Mismatched.net
Finished

Shall I be cliche? This story is one of the best I've read. It's only a pity that it's the only one by this author.

The story starts out by showing the reader the standard first season nightmare Mamoru has of a princess asking for his help. And then it immediately shows it's not a first season story.

The Deathbusters are active. The Starlights have just arrived in town, searching for their own princess, with Galaxia right behind them. The Inners don't trust the Outers, and vice versa. In fact, the Inners barely trust each other, and only Minako believes there's a moon princess out there.

This is a very well-done, well thought out, well written what-if fic of the Senshi awakening without Usagi's guidance, and how they deal with matters when a strange new moon senshi shows up, who just might be the answer to everything. It's a bit long (about 183k in txt), but I think that's all to the good in this story. I've see a few fics out there before that have dealt with this issue, but never to the depth I read here. A highly recommended read.

my lies & my facade [userpic]

"The Right to Revolution" by superkate
PG
ASMR
Finished

A story that is somewhat of an alternate reality but not really, deviating from what most readers and fans of Sailor Moon consider to be the norm regarding the Silver Millennium.  A story where Beryl is more than just a lusty lunatic hell bent on getting Endymion and woe betide anyone who stands in her way.  And a story were Queen Serenity is neither that serene or infallible.

Inspired by the idea of a people's right to revolt when oppressed by a government, Kate manages to write what is becoming a popular theme in fanfiction.  Utopias cannot and never will exist.  It also deals with the question of whether or not personal liberties and freedoms outweigh peace throughout the galaxy.

The situation the Moon Kingdom is in reflects that of the French Revolution and yields similar results in terms of carnage.  The people are living in poverty while the monarchy remains extravagant, and five people smoking in a tavern have grown quite tired of it.  They begin to organize a rebellion against them.  With only one week to organize themselves, Beryl ends up getting some unexpected help from the supernatural and her birthright.

I Feel: sickIBS sucks ass
Music To Read By: "Away from the Sun" by 3 Doors Down
Aki [userpic]

A vow of Serenity by Amber Penglass
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1598111/1/
Unfinished.

A story set in an alternate universe - or perhaps I should just say the olden days, with magic and origins of the moon mixed into it. Princess Serenity, sister to Crown Princess Beryl, accidentally reveals her ancient nature of her power when a fire broke out. She was used as an excuse to start a war, thus, she hides as a man in the army, and vows to end the war. No matter the cost.

Basically, this is a rather classic story, with a war between two country in the old days. At one side, it shows how cruel human beings could be, and at another side, it shows how kind people can be. Friendship and bonds could be counted as one of the main themes in the story, if you ask me. Juggling a number of themes can be quite a task, plus vivid, beautiful description and characterization, AND magic mixed into the potion.

It's been two months the last update, and I can say that I'm eagerly awaiting the next chapter. ^_^

I Feel: chipperChipper
Music To Read By: Blackstreet - No diggity
Sokudo Ningyou [userpic]

     Wow.  I'm glad to see we're getting more members and more stories - dark_branwen, you're outdoing yourself.  ^_^     I'm going to be putting in some serious overtime reading some of these.
     However, I do want to reiterate one of the main rules of the community: members must suggest stories.   Not just three of us, all of us.   You guys must have some of your own worthy favourites that haven't been mentioned.   Get crackin'.   Try looking over the Best Sailormoon Fanfiction on the Net, or even ASMR -- though that's a needle in a haystack venture, unless you find some good new fics.  But, you have to suggest something.    That's the whole point of this community.
      Otherwise, keep reading.   We have a job to do; it's tough, weeding out the badfic, but someone has to do it. 

I Feel: awakeawake
Music To Read By: QCD: [1 0:02] Yoko Kanno / What Planet Is This?
my lies & my facade [userpic]

Sleeper by Masked Maiden
PG-13
ASMR
Unfinished

Based off of the subplot in Dean Briggs's The Most Important Little Boy in the World, Masked Maiden has garnered a fairly substantial fan base for this story.  And for once, the masses aren't being stupid.

Just kidding.  They aren't always stupid.  Most of them come to their sense eventually. <3

It is four years after Usagi and Mamoru's marriage and they have just learned that they are about to receive a precious little bundle of joy!  In spite of this wonderful news, it seems to have taken a back seat to a new, different kind of evil in the Sailor Moon universe.  A radical environmental group called COME (Children of Mother Earth) has arisen with plans to bring the Earth back to its original state - a state without human beings.

This fic demonstrates just how evil humanity can be, showing that green-skinned aliens and circus freaks from the dark side of the moon aren't always necessary when it comes to an impending apocalypse... But don't forget where this story is taking place.  It has its fair share of the supernatural as well.  And though Masked Maiden has not updated in quite some time, personally, I can't wait for the update.

I Feel: coldcold
Music To Read By: "Riot Girl" by Good Charlotte
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Spirit of Fire by Heavenly Pearl (aka Yumeko)
PG-13
ASMR
Finished

My God, it is a story that has nothing but original characters in it for the majority of the fic, and it's still good!  I may faint!

Heh, sorry.  Anywho, this wonderful story by Yumeko deals primarily with those who came before the Sailor Senshi, the Dark Kingdom, or battles were even a though.  It is about the people who shaped one of the them in particular.  They who created the passionate Senshi of Fire, Rei's parents.

Hino Keitaro was only concerned with politics and his own ambition until he met the fragile daughter of a Shinto priest, Kondo Takara.  With the knowledge that her life might not be so long, Takara truly lives life to the fullest, effecting a kind, lively disposition in spite of it all.  After meeting her, Keitaro finally finds someone else in his life to love.

However, illness seems to haunt Takara at every step.  Keitaro finds himself struggling between the love for her and his fear of losing someone close to him.  Will he realize his mistake before it is too late or will his tragic flaw carry on into future generations?

A touching, emotional story concerning a time period few dare to venture into.  Believable characters who seem to come alive on the page, palpable feelings of loss and terror, and just the right amount of the supernatural.  An excellent portrayal of the personalities who made Hino Rei what she is.

I Feel: ditzyditzy
Music To Read By: "Winter's on the Wing" from The Secret Garden
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The Ripple Effect by superkate
R
ASMR
Unfinished

WARNING: If you are not a fan of unconventional couples, this story is not for you.

This piece deals with the well known effect that a pebble in a pond has on the water.  The surface is disturbed by one single act, upsetting the stillness and comfort that people have grown accustomed to.  And while eventually the ripples settle out into normalcy once more, the result of one disturbance is never really forgotten.

In a time where the mere concept of battles is nonexistent and boredom reigns supreme, a single stone is cast into the water.  And from that stone comes violent, dangerous, heartbreaking consequences.  Two people have been questioning, thinking of what might have been.  One has grown tired of being along and the other is questioning his destiny, fearing the certain future.  They come together for just one night and all hell breaks loose because of it.

Superkate deals with a subject that the anime canon threw out there and most have chosen to ignore.  Several have attempted to delve into it, but few if any have managed to make it at all believable.  I'm not sure if I find it entirely plausible myself, but I'm willing to give it a shot because Superkate's writing has left me wanting to read the next installment.  My one concrete criticism is the two prologues.  I wonder if either is necessary, but I am not a fan of the two of them together.

I Feel: dirtydirty
Music To Read By: "The Great Beyond" by REM
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Yaten's Love Song by Jennifer Wand
G
The Best Sailormoon Fanfiction on the Net
Finished


      Ok.  For starters, I really dislike anime Yaten.  I never liked him/her/gender neutral.   Pissy bastard, annoying attitude, and he and Taiki seem to take too much pleasure in smacking Seiya around -- who, for all intents and purposes, seemed to be the leader of the trio to begin with!  So, I am thusly, not a Yaten fan.
     Unfortunately, I am a fan of this story, but that's mostly because Minako is in it.   And because of a particular drunken scene in which Taiki re-enacts their questionable idol days.   "Chou Blue!   Chou Red!"   Classic.
     There isn't even that much to it; Yaten, now on Shinsei with the others and beginning a new life, feels uneasy.   So he manages to get some sick leave from Kakyuu and goes back to Earth, to catch Minako's heart (without letting her know he's even back) by writing a love song.   Of course, being the sneaky girl she is, she figures out who the mysterious new idol is, and inserts herself into his routine -- all the while unaware of the fact that his song is actually about her.
      Much angst ensues, especially after Minako inserts her foot entirely into her mouth.   It's a sweet little romantic piece.

I Feel: awakeawake
Music To Read By: QCD: [2 2:24] Big Electric Cat / Sapphire (Jewel Edit Mix)
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The Four Horsemen by Ken Wolfe
PG for general angst
The Best Sailormoon Fanfiction on the Net
Finished


        Yes, I'm actually taking the leap; I'm reviewing Ken Wolfe.   I must be high.
        Ken Wolfe is the author of an epic that everyone else's work may pale in comparison to.   At least in terms of characterization, scope, and sheer originality; especially this, the first of the series.   Who else had thought of the soldiers finding out that Beryl's frozen kingdom had not only subjects who were not originally youma, but who regarded the five girls as heralds of the Apocalypse?     The emotional turmoil of their realization is painful, especially when they realize that they have to destroy the very thing keeping these people -- no more than magical creations after so long -- "alive."   Definitely poignant.  And it just gets better after this.

I Feel: artisticartistic
Music To Read By: QCD: [17 0:01] Big Electric Cat / Instro
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State Of Love And Trust by Sean Gaffney
NC-17 for lots of lemon goodness
Shoujo-Ai Archive Finished


       Ah ha.   Wow.  I don't know if I could even describe this properly without veering into random babble or spoilers.   Hell, this story kind of defies description.   
       In essence, Sean is a perverted bastard who got off a few too many times reading the Erotic Mind Control Archive, so, with some nudging by His Lordship Chaos (all puns intended), he wrote this fic of lemon wonder.    And because Chaos had a hand in it (another one!), it actually has a plot; albeit a demented, mind-control plot that has all of the soldiers, to paraphrase, "screwing like weasels."     It's kind of disturbing, kind of fiendish, but, y'know, what the hell.   It's porn with plot, and I'll ask again; who doesn't like porn?

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"The Promises We Do Not Speak Of" by blue
G
ASMR
Finished

I can't believe I'm actually recommending an Elios/Lady Serenity story, but here I sit.

This wonderful fanfiction takes place during Lady Serenity's reign, a time period I have never seen explored before.  It deals primarily the age old theme of how duty prevents true love from being realized.  Lady Serenity is bound to her duties as queen, and Elios to his as a priest and the guardian of dreams.  I won't spoil it by delving into the story much deeper than that as it is short.

However, I will say that blue is an amazing author.  Her strengths lie in her amazing, unique word choice and her overall writing style.  The emotion in this story is both heart and gut wrenching.  And while there are several familiar themes, the story feels new to me because of the way blue writes.

There were some grammar issues with the story... All of which I listed in a review that I'm beginning to regret. -.- Maybe I'll go edit and PM her the stuff.  I know she's secure enough about herself, but I still feel pretty crappy about it.  I will do that actually...

By the way, to save us time... Just go read everything blue has ever written and be amazed.

I Feel: crankyin pain
Music To Read By: "Miracle" by Vertical Horizon

     The Weakest Link by +Gradient
     PG13
     http://members.tripod.com/gradient/weakest.txt
     Finished

     It has taken me a little while to actually post The Weakest Link because I find it hard to summarize. So, instead of giving myself a headache at this time of the morning I'll just post a little quote from +Gradient:
     "I also tried to make it a human story. I think the characters are at their best when they are girls rather than magical superheroes -- all of that magical stuff is just a flashy "McGuffin" to get the real human plot going rather than being the plot in itself. In all of my previous stories I made it a point never to have them engage in a fight, never to call out an attack, never to actually have an enemy, to portray them as simply interesting teenagers with complicated night jobs."
     So, heavy on characterization and Gradient's suspense is deadly, just a warning.

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Misconception by Dejana Talis
PG-13 for general angst
ASMR
Finished


      A very interesting "What If?" that actually dares to kill the pink-haired child without firing a single shot.
      Instead of being born on the 30th of June, as King Endymion told the travelling soldiers, Usagi and Mamoru's daughter is born about three hours before midnight on the 29th of June.    The problem is further exacerbated by the blue hair and blue eyes that the child is born with.   At first, it isn't a problem, as everyone seems to assume Chibi-Usa will still, somehow, be born despite the obvious fact.    The king and queen even try again like clockwork over the years during August and September, to best ensure a June birth.   Nothing works; the child is relegated to a body taking space, for all that the two -- and indeed, the majority of the soldiers -- treat her.   Kindly, but distantly.
      Over the years, she grows sad, then depressed -- then angry.   And when the invasion of Nemesis arrives, no one is aware of the timeline ramifications to come when Neo Queen Serenity finally steps up in her child's defense.   Very sad, but it just proves that destiny is not always the straight line everyone has chosen to accept.

I Feel: deviousdevious
Music To Read By: QCD: [2 4:15] Crüxshadows / Gothic
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The Nocturnal Tour by His Lordship Chaos
NC-17 for copious porn with plot
Currently offline due to author's request
Finished


    Yes, I worship at the Altar of Chaos, but this story especially inspired me.   Actually, I should add to that; it was the first Chaos fic I ever read, and consequently the first amazingly brilliant hentai I'd ever read.   This was not pure porn for the sake of porn, but porn for the sake of demonic world domination and the toppling of the future city of Crystal Tokyo.   It had a reason.  It had substance.
    And, well, it's porn, and how can anyone not like porn?
   The fic as follows: Makoto's new lover is a vampyre, of which she is currently aware, and doesn't care.   Unfortunately, she doesn't know that he was originally sent to her door to infiltrate the sailor soldiers and help disassemble them from within, on the plans of a fellow vampyre.   Men and women who accepted the power of Metallia and could never walk in the sunlight, and who had no love for the future utopia to come.  
    When the vampyre who sent her lover finally shows up, well, he's not happy.   Chaos -- and not the fanboy -- ensues as soldiers are seduced and Artemis is turned into a human, Minako becomes half-demon, and the only ones left to fight that are spared are, of course, the original trio of Outer Planet soldiers.   It's messy, and it's not happy.  But it's Chaos.

I Feel: artisticartistic
Music To Read By: QCD: [84 0:04] Crüxshadows / Tears
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    Since the comunity is (hopefully) going to be posting quite frequently, the Memories can be checked to find old story suggestions.   Everything is listed under their ratings: G, PG, PG-13, and NC-17 or XXX or whatever I decide, if needed.   Also, any posts such as this one for rules and informational topics will be under Rules; those should be checked every so often.

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Descansos by missweber
PG
ASMR
Finished

As Sophia Prester states in the author's notes of her tale, the Spainish descansos is a resting place on the side of the road for a wanderer to pause and "reflect on the transitory nature of human existence" as well as pay their respects to the person who died on that spot.  It is also a way for the living to maintain a connection with the dead.  The idea of the descansos elegantly illustrates what Ms. Prester (or missweber as it were) was trying to portray in this story.

This story beautifully explores the life that Setsuna led outside of the fourth dimension and the Gates of Time.  Few authors manage to separate Setsuna from her duty and still be true to who she is, and Sophia does it with ease.  She gives Setsuna a half-Latina background and proceeds to elaborate on a woman who has always felt on the outside of things, neither properly Japanese or Latina.  She is just starting out in life with no plans to join a fight against the darker forces.  However, in the middle of Los Dias de Muertos, Setsuna is forced to finally find out who she really is, whether she likes the answer or not.

I Feel: fullfull
Music To Read By: "Scarborough Fair" by Simon and Garfunkel
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The Lunch Counter by Kenjiro Cross
G
The Best Sailor Moon Fanfiction on the Net
Finished

 
    Ok, I seem to be doing vignettes.   Not my fault; they're all good stuff.   Good epics seem to be reserved to about four select authors, and since they're so well known they need no introduction, maybe I'll -- or someone else will -- do them later.
    And this is a particularly clever one, from a stranger's point of view, on the best kept secret in Tokyo -- next to where those books tend to go when Mercury's not reading them, anyway.    Where the girls -- and guy -- go after a battle to wind down is not, surprisingly, one of their houses.  Nor is it the Crown.  

I Feel: contemplativecontemplative
Music To Read By: QCD: [47 0:00] Big Electric Cat / Winter Room
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The Illusion of Truth by Devon Smith
G
The Best Sailor Moon Fanfiction on the Net
Finished



    This has always been a weird little story to me, though it does showcase a rather interesting question: was the final battle between the Moon and Beryl's forces really for the cut and dry reasons Queen Serenity and the cats told the soldiers?   Is it possible they were being lied to from almost the beginning?    This fic takes a look at the possibility.
    There's some grammatical errors that bug me, and the "Meticalla" error is annoying, but that can be tossed off as ignorance as easily as anything else.   It also mixes dub and original in rather silly ways: Princess Serena and Prince Endymion, the Imperium Silver Crystal, and, though it has nothing to do with canon, the Atlantean Kingdom idea has been done to death by now.   But this is an old story, so I can forgive it.

I Feel: amusedamused
Music To Read By: QCD: [27 0:02] Crüxshadows / Isis & Osiris (Life/Death)
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Usagi-chan Asks A Question by Adam
PG for discussion of killing
The Best Sailor Moon Fanfiction on the Net
Finished

 
     This is such a short story, it's almost an afterthought, but it's an interesting little peek into Haruka's ruthless nature; or what she considers her saving grace, perhaps.   Discussed quickly on a bus with a stranger,  which is an almost ridiculously silly flaunt of her secret identity, it deals with a very simple question, and its answer -- which is just as simple in its own way.

I Feel: artisticartistic
Music To Read By: QCD: [22 5:00] Crüxshadows / Waiting To Leave
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Innocence in A Minor by LeVar Bouyer
PG-13 for escalating angst
The Best Sailor Moon Fanfiction on the Net
Finished


     This fic is one of those marvelous angsty fics that prove my constant theory that Sailormoon is not the bubbly happy girl's shit the naysayers want to believe it is.     Based on and subtitled by Mahler's fourth movement in the 6th Symphony in A Minor, it showcases Usagi's growing power and understanding from her defeat of Metallia to her rather clean sweep of Galaxia's forces.   Proving also that the Silver Crystal Plot Device can be an evil little bugger, and power can corrupt, it's an interesting take on the possibility of Usagi simply doing things her way, always sure -- even when the odds prove differently -- that she's doing the Right Thing.   
     It also proves that having friends loyal to your word isn't quite as solid as a group of brainwashed soldiers willing to do whatever you tell them.   Nor does a loving husband matter when all you need is a body.

I Feel: rejuvenatedrejuvenated
Music To Read By: QCD: [91 2:06] Bauhaus / Kick In The Eye
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