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by Craftyatom
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Spectral Letters and Other Stories [08/28/2019]
Replies: 61
Views: 4704

Re: Time is Dancing and Other Stories [08/28/2019]

My word, that was depressing. Really depressing. Like, human condition -level depressing. In my own life, I have experience with significantly altering the brain, but only for the better, and always with my hand on the emergency stop, which has certainly been used before. The thought of it being irr...
by Craftyatom
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20191202 The Pusher)
Replies: 1812
Views: 252215

Re: Yamaku Book Club (20190826 CplCrud on Hanako)

H29 - Future It's strange to think that this might be the first of this type of story.  I've read a handful of stories that explore this concept, putting forward different reasons, approaching the same outcome - but this one likely isn't derivative of those. Personally, this isn't how I'd do this c...
by Craftyatom
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Fallen Leaves & Broken Clocks/A Conversation on the Roof/A Fluke
Replies: 14
Views: 1616

Re: Fallen Leaves & Broken Clocks/A Conversation on the Roof

Fallen Leaves and Broken Clocks "You've been reading too much poetry," she'd said. A very meta point, given Hisao's monologuing. This was a piece of rather purple prose. Luckily, I have a huge soft spot for this sort of poetic language, so I loved it. It really did fit Hisao's character, too; he's ...
by Craftyatom
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Da Capo
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Da Capo

As others have said, you really put together quite a good plot, and managed to make the start feel dynamic by only trickling in exposition when needed. Makes for a good read, bolstered by good general writing and no obvious errors. The idea of this story is intriguing, and even though we as readers ...
by Craftyatom
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Crafty's One-Shots (Oct 26th, 2019: Someone Part 2)
Replies: 76
Views: 6133

Re: Crafty's One-Shots (Aug 11th, 2019: The Longest Road)

Damn we never got to find out which girl it was with Hisao huh? I'm guessing Emi though maybe Rin also fits. While I of course tried to provide a lot of detail about Hisao's feelings and relationship, I did also specifically set out to make sure that this story was written without any particular gi...
by Craftyatom
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Spectral Letters and Other Stories [08/28/2019]
Replies: 61
Views: 4704

Re: Ekephrasis and Other Stories [08/14/2019]

I'm not really the crying type It's still true. But this time, it didn't matter. Absolutely brilliant. The characters work well, including Kaiko, who is from the very beginning just too sweet without being, well, too sweet. Hisao and Rika's relationship seems organic, which is easy when things are ...
by Craftyatom
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: COM(promise) - A Miki Route (Updated Sep 29th, 2019)
Replies: 204
Views: 52897

Re: COM(promise) - A Miki Route (Updated Oct 15th, 2018)

I'd also praise your depiction of Suzu, though we certainly take her in different directions :lol:! You're absolutely right there - I can remember the first time I read your take on Suzu, and being surprised at just how different she was from my own depiction. As far as anything constructive, I'd d...
by Craftyatom
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Spectral Letters and Other Stories [08/28/2019]
Replies: 61
Views: 4704

Re: Ekephrasis and Other Stories [07/23/2019]

The opening line, along with the situation, tickled something in my tired brain last night. And so, against my better judgement, I took to Microsoft Paint, brandishing naught more than my mouse and keyboard, using only the default color palette and entirely without visualization capability due to Ap...
by Craftyatom
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Spectral Letters and Other Stories [08/28/2019]
Replies: 61
Views: 4704

Re: Ekephrasis and Other Stories [07/23/2019]

Short and interesting. The phrase "ships passing in the night" comes to mind, but isn't really appropriate... More like ships passing in broad daylight, but with the first believing that the second is derelict, and the second convinced that the first is a whale. The characters seemed fluid and belie...
by Craftyatom
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Crafty's One-Shots (Oct 26th, 2019: Someone Part 2)
Replies: 76
Views: 6133

Re: Crafty's One-Shots (Jul 6th, 2019: Dead of Night)

The following post was written in response to Stiles Long's writing contest. Each participant was given a list of KS character pairings and a list of locations. One of each was chosen for this fic. There were a limited set of options available to participants in the contest and it may be that this ...
by Craftyatom
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Crafty's One-Shots (Oct 26th, 2019: Someone Part 2)
Replies: 76
Views: 6133

Re: Crafty's One-Shots (Jul 6th, 2019: Dead of Night)

It's the most ridiculous and insane and entertaining tragicomic one-shot in the forums. I used to think my strange one-shots were one-offs, but after so many, I might just have to come to terms with being 'that guy who writes weird stuff'. Hisao needs to take lover lessons from Misha. Well... Misha...
by Craftyatom
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20191202 The Pusher)
Replies: 1812
Views: 252215

Re: Yamaku Book Club (shit nobody cares about: the game)

shit nobody cares about: the game An absolutely wonderful read. As you said, that feeling of dread is conveyed excellently, and I found Hisao's internal monologue to be well-characterized. The descriptions were raw and explicit, and the cascade of 'plot twists' - while far from surprising to the re...
by Craftyatom
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20191202 The Pusher)
Replies: 1812
Views: 252215

Re: Yamaku Book Club (20190715 Radioactive/Call of Yamaku)

Radioactive Okay, I'll start by saying that I'm not a huge fan of this type of story as KS fan fiction. It's difficult to make a good piece of first-person action as is, and tying it in with KS canon never felt like it offered anything. I felt the same way about Meadows' Titanium (similar style): i...
by Craftyatom
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: The Sands of Time
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: The Sands of Time

Been a while since I read a "KS X years on" fic. You clearly avoided the "everyone is here" trope, without dismissing those characters entirely - which is a nice, realistic take on a nostalgic visit. And you avoided the "clones of the KS cast but X years younger" trope too, once again acknowledging ...
by Craftyatom
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Crafty's One-Shots (Oct 26th, 2019: Someone Part 2)
Replies: 76
Views: 6133

Re: Crafty's One-Shots (Jun 1st, 2019: Brief Exchanges)

The following post was written in response to Stiles Long's writing contest. Each participant was given a list of KS character pairings and a list of locations. One of each was chosen for this fic. Well, I’m back, once again submitting an entry for a small KS writing competition. I mentioned last t...