Seika

騎士姫 by akko



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  1. Rec 23

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    When Lisa Wilbourn makes a new friend after a chance encounter, she doesn't think much of it at the time.

    However, as Lisa gets to know her better and finds more and more reasons to like her, she begins to worry that she might be setting herself up for a fall.

    Her power has torpedoed any potential romances long before they ever got off the ground. Surely it's only a matter of time, right?

    ...Right?

    [PROMPT] Lisa finds herself a knight in shining armor (no, not Dean): someone who is genuinely, wholly, a good person. She dismisses the notion at first, thinking that she just hasn't had the conditions for her power to notice his faults, but after multiple encounters starts to entertain the idea that he's the real deal. Dare she dream...?

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    11 Oct 2018

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    Thus far, a rather sweet story (with little mixtures of emotion, humour, and drama). Lisa having her expectations defied is fun, but it's made better by being done with respect to the character rather than with the rather nastier intent that comes of disliking her.

    Stands as an author bookmark for AParticularlyLargeBear. Often funny, good, romance, occasional and unexpected but strong injections of pathos (as in trans!Taylor or unhealthy modern Sera/Lavellan's repeated break-ups).

  2. Rec 33

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    "Just! Saving pretty girls in danger!" Gwen blurts out, desperately trying to deepen her voice an octave to disguise it. How is this her life?

    Wherein a week in the life of Gwen Stacy, aka Spider-Woman, features a lot more running away and a lot less hero-ing than she'd quite like. But, hey, she might just get the girl in the process.

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    06 Aug 2018

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    A wonderfully funny reaction to unmasking a hero, and written with an excellent, unpretentious playfulness throughout.

  3. Rec 5

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    "Fate remembers exactly what it feels like to die."

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    30 Jul 2018

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    Author Bookmark: sub_rosa

    Deals significantly with issues of identity, queerness, and specifically trans status. In general, at their best being contemplative, focused, and sensitive, of which this one is a particular and strong example. (Also, the SAO 'fic, of all fandoms to find good and sensitive writing, and trans!Madoka).

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    A single mistake, that's all it took to shatter Ishida Uryuu's world around him. A mistake coated in metallic blood and desperation to win... no, to survive. Now burdened with the expectations of everyone, Uryuu must forge his own path while trying to relearn exactly who he is.

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    01 May 2018

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    Not, perhaps, the most elegantly conceived or executed 'fic, and with a bent to melodrama, but nevertheless touching. I appreciate the determination to work with the characters long-term and not solve problems in a heartbeat, while also refusing to stick them in a rut and not develop them at all.

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    24 Feb 2018

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    I can't call this series a fantastic stand-out in the categories I usually employ, but it's very well conceived and very well followed-through. Much craft, if perhaps a little less art than is my typical preference.