ナナコ [赤姫] - i want to have a machina heart -
04 February 2011 @ 11:56 pm
"I COULDN'T WOUND YOU IF I DROPPED YOU OFF A TOWER."  
Fandom: Chronicles of the Chrestomanci
Title: The Murder at Missel Hall
Author: Rosie_Rues
Pairing: Gen
Spoilers: The author doesn't warn, so I think there's no need for a spoiler warning
Summary:
"Well, I'm relieved at least," Christopher said blithely. "Lying to Flavian always makes me feel like I've kicked a puppy."
"I notice that doesn't stop you," said Millie, clutching her hat as the carriage bumped over a pothole. She was dressed in her smartest, and looked as little like an enchanter as it was possible to look.
"Duty over conscience, my dear," Christopher said loftily. "I must suffer for our cause."


Conrad's POV, his perspective on Christopher, Millie, Elizabeth and the others is most wonderful (I adore the way he talks about Christopher, ah &hearts!)
This one could be canon, wonderfully done! I adore it! The plot as much as the interactions between the characters (which are spot on! Christopher is insufferable, Millie is adorable and so on, I also loved reading more about Elizabeth and it's wonderful to see her falling in love) are wonderful, I loved every word of it. If you love DWJ's Chrestomanci series, you'll like this!
 
 
mood: loved
 
 
ナナコ [赤姫] - i want to have a machina heart -
08 March 2010 @ 03:00 am
BRILLIANT! I LAUGHED AND LAUGHED AND...  
Fandom: Hikaru no Go
Title: The Art of New Games
Author: Mirabella
Pairing: Hikaru/Akira
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: The author doesn't warn, so I think there's no need for a spoiler warning.
Status: Oneshot
Summary: Touya really doesn't think his clothes are all that bad. Shindou and photographers disagree. Touya wouldn't really care, except that there are advantages to humoring Shindou once in a while.

By the time the interview has sputtered to a halt, however, he's feeling rather like there is Go and there is People Who Do Not Play Go, and maybe it's not a good idea to try to explain the one to the other. At least the photographer seems happy. Maybe the article will just have a lot of pictures and a brief mention of Shindou's imaginary snowboarding.
 
 
mood: amused
 
 
ナナコ [赤姫] - i want to have a machina heart -
24 August 2009 @ 02:49 am
REC-A-DEE-DOO-DA REC-A-DEE-YAY, MY OH MY WHAT A WONDERFUL FIC  
Fore these two you have to thank, [personal profile] resa, because I have to thank her for 'em. ♥

Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Title: Whore
Author: [personal profile] igrockspock
Character/Pairing: Gaila
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: None. (Not really.)
Status: finished oneshot
Summary: Gaila hates the word 'whore.' Luckily, so does someone else.

Lovely, lovely, lovely character piece. I can't say any more because that would spoil the fun of reading this short but brilliant ficlet. I fell in love with Gaila.

Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Title: Course Correction
Author: [personal profile] igrockspock
Character/Pairing: Gaila/Sulu
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: None. (Not really.)
Status: finished oneshot
Summary: Gaila hard and cynical, unwilling to trust. The person I imagine she was not long after her escape.

Oh, just continuing the Gaila love here, really. This is as faboulous as the first one but with much more - as resa called it "Orion politics" - and more insight into Gaila's character aswell as her past. And Sulu is a a proper - charming - gentleman.
 
 
ナナコ [赤姫] - i want to have a machina heart -
19 August 2009 @ 12:26 am
 
“It’s about . . . It’s about . . .” Scorpius paused. How could he even begin to explain what it was about? It was about everything he’d ever thought or hoped or dreamed or imagined. It was about friendship and courage and loyalty. But it was also about quiet things that, until then, he’d thought only he alone had felt. Things like loneliness and longing and a kind of exulting joy that sometimes licked at the edges of his consciousness with the caress of a flame.
(...)
“I know it’s made-up,” he said fiercely. “But that doesn’t mean it’s not real. To me.”

[Quote from some really amazing HP fanfiction. Found somewhere at HD Holidays.]
 
 
tune: Ryan Calhoun - Who we are
 
 
ナナコ [赤姫] - i want to have a machina heart -
03 June 2009 @ 10:37 pm
THIS ONE IS FOR YOU, AND ONLY YOU  
Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Title: Breaking Points
Author: Ragdoll / Keshka
Pairing: Kirk/Spock
Rating: PG-13 - NC17
Spoilers: For the movie, obviously and the author said that she made some references to TOS but in a way that 'for people who have seen TOS, the context will be enjoyable, but for those that haven't, it shouldn't detract any understanding from the story.' And I think that's true so far :)
Status: finished
Summary: When the Enterprise is asked to transport Vulcan colonists to their new home, Spock Prime comes with them. His presence changes everything – even the things Jim isn’t sure he wants to change.

I loved this and I can't wait for more (which is to come soon). I liked the style and loved the characterisations. Spot on and in character. And there's also a lot of humour to boot. The story is mostly told from Kirk's point of view (although it's not a first-person narrator) and it's really gorgeous. I also like the author's style and her choice of words very much. This made me really giddy while reading it. I was dying because of the thrill and because I just couldn't get enough.

[And if you're still looking for more: Recs: Star Trek]
 
 
mood: giddy
tune: Muse - Map of the Problematique
 
 
ナナコ [赤姫] - i want to have a machina heart -
03 June 2009 @ 11:37 am
 
Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Title: a love so much refined
Author: [profile] tasheila
Pairing: Kirk/Spock, Sarek/Amanda
Rating: PG
Spoilers: For the movie I'd say.
Status: Oneshot
Summary: a promt from [profile] st_xi_kink round two:
Spock/Kirk, Sarek + outsider pov: Sarek watches his son and Kirk together and is reminded of his relationship with his wife - and how deep humans can love - and how humbling it is to be the recipient of such emotions.

Beautifully done! I can't say much or I'd give the best parts away. Believe me when I say that this is one of the most beautiful and melancholy fics I've read so far for the STR fandom.