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    28 Oct 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Wonderful characterisation. Beautiful dialogue. Delightful nerditry. Writing with heart.

  2. Rec 10

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    17 Aug 2017

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    10/10 will (am) listen(ing) again.
    The series is excellent written, and Opalsong just takes it further as a podfic. This is seriously a comfort listen and on my permanent list of things-to-download-immediately-if-my-backup-fails.
    Very long, characters based but still plotty, beautiful. The pacing, characters and narration are all clear, and I never got confused even though I'm mostly deaf BTW.
    Seriously. Go listen.

  3. Rec *

    Summary

    I feel pretty strongly that the second half of Naruto diverted all the momentum of the first half, where what I wanted to see was what would happen if it speeded up instead. This arc is an AU of canon, in which Kakashi dealt with Sasuke differently after the first fight with Itachi and Sasuke never left Konoha. Changes spiral off from that point.

    This is also the arc where I change all the things that truly made me tear my hair in canon, such as the carbon copy generations, the sidelining of the women, the apotheosis of Naruto as a solitary hero, and Itachi turning out to not be a villain. So none of that happens. There is, however, Sakura/Sasuke/Naruto goodness.

    Also featuring a dash of Kakashi/Iruka and a side arc about Hinata and the Hyuuga clan that somehow shoehorned its way in while I was innocently contemplating ninja sociology.

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    17 Aug 2017

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    This whole thing is amazing, but Cloud Hands in particular is a long meditation on courage and comfort and people.
    It's Just That Anyone is a fic that changes Team 7 as a whole by changing Kakashi's attitude. The subplots are terrifying. The characters are so real. The characters as children are just adorable even when they're being little hellions. So much goes better, but the people are still flawed, and have to work for achievement and understanding gained. The women get equal respect in the world and by the author, and they play important roles in the plot.
    The writing is beautiful.
    This was a long project, and I think took a great deal of work, but it never feels like work unless needed for a scene's atmosphere, which I think is also amazing sustained over so long.
    A solid comfort ever since I found the podfics.l, which is how I found the series.

  4. Rec 8

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    Natalia is stacking blocks very carefully when the adults come into the room. None of them look at her, because they're all looking at her father. He's wearing combat gear, and the hair on the left side of his head is slicked back with blood. He smells like smoke and something unnameable, sweet and dark and a little sickly in her nose.

    Father is saying, “Don't be ridiculous. The only thing children are good at is disobeying.”

    Language:
    English
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    Comments:
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    Kudos:
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    05 Apr 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Amazing fic, devastating portrayal, 100000/10 am listening again right now.
    The child's pov is perfect, the music accents and balances the scenes perfectly, the scenery And atmosphere are spooky, everything is perfect and I am undone.

  5. Rec 70

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    Podfic of KouriArashi's "The Sum of It's Parts"

    As per author:
    Here’s the official order! It gets a bit complicated because “Onwards and Upwards” is a series of shorts that take place throughout the series so chapters of it are wedged between different fics.

    - Coming Undone
    - Onwards and Upwards - chapters 1-3
    - A Place We Call Home
    - O&U - 4-6
    - The One You Feed
    - The Boy in Red
    - O&U - 7-9
    - Making Connections
    - With Friends Like These
    - O&U - 10
    - The Line in the Sand
    - O&U - 11-12
    - Thicker Than Water
    - O&U - 13-14
    - Where the Heart Is
    - O&U - 15-17
    - The Shade and his Daughter
    - Forgotten but not Gone
    - O&U 18
    - The Devil's Luck
    - O&U 19-22
    - For Better or for Hearse
    - All That Remains
    - Ten Little Hunters
    - O&U 23

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    08 Dec 2016

    Bookmarker's Notes

    This series (written and audio) is addictive. The story, characters and atmosphere are so compelling - and I am not a Teen Wolf fan. Opalsong creates a riveting performance, as usual, and these podfics are in my backup-till-backup-blows-up keep-forever folder.
    Highly highly recommended. Will probably have this memorised, eventually :)