Yamaku Book Club (20191111 Two Old & Colourful Pieces)

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Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Reading: Library Anniversaire Stuf

Post by Comrade » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:15 am

Halloween
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Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Reading: Library Anniversaire Stuf

Post by brythain » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:26 am

Comrade wrote:Halloween
I come from a part of this world where that doesn't exist
Me too, but there are clearly many suitable texts in the library that would go with such a festival. :)
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Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Reading: Library Anniversaire Stuf

Post by Sea » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:48 am

Comrade wrote:Urrah!
when shall we resume the meetings?
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Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Reading: Library Anniversaire Stuf

Post by Sea » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:18 am

Poll time!
Ususaly I'd just post some random story that interests me, but one of the last 30k+ word fics in the library is rather . . . . non standard. As such, I just wanted to make sure everyone owuld actually want to read it, versus a selection of 'normal' fare, as much as can be expected that is. So yes, PM or post, idk, the use of the poll bars eludes me so we can do it old fashioned like.


Katawa Superpowers - Epilogue by Chrono180 (completed, 38.031 words)
The Enemy Within - Epilogue by Chrono180 (completed, 42.873 words)
The Man in the Mirror - Epilogue by Chrono180 (completed, 34.452 words)
PoV: Hisao; Pairings: Hisao X Lilly, Shizune X Misha, Kenji X Yuuko; Begins: after Lilly good end
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(One at a time, or just the original if we do read it)

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Shades of Distinction - by SilentCook
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Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Reading: Library Anniversaire Stuf

Post by Silentcook » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:05 am

Sea wrote:So yes, PM or post, idk, the use of the poll bars eludes me so we can do it old fashioned like.
Nope.

The clutter of posts caused by polling preferences would be a no-no. Therefore, PMs only.
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Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Voting)

Post by Vempele » Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:29 am

Also, you misspelled Shades of Distinction.

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Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Voting)

Post by Sea » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:47 pm

Vempele wrote:Also, you misspelled Shades of Distinction.
I have no idea waht you're talking about. Nope.
Also, it seems we are going with the big man's writings, I would like to ahead of time say it is great and wonderful and teh best ever. Yes.
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Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Reading: Shades of Distinction)

Post by Comrade » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:25 am

Pls don't hurt us
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Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Reading: Shades of Distinction)

Post by Sea » Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:08 pm

Alright, tis the time, link's up and all that.
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Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Reading: Shades of Distinction)

Post by azumeow » Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:17 pm

I enjoyed it. Thought it was gonna be a typical "SOOPER SPESHUL OC CHARUCTERRR" fic, but was glad to be shown otherwise. By the end of it I found myself excited for the next chapter before realizing, well...there is no next chapter. Still, it was an enjoyable read, no doubt about that.
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Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Reading: Shades of Distinction)

Post by dewelar » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:05 pm

Pre-full release, no white space between paragraphs, one-sentence paragraphs...ugh. It's like my worst KS-related reading nightmare. So, for the sake of my mental and ocular health, I must pass on this meeting. Sorry, SC.
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Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Reading: Shades of Distinction)

Post by Mahorfeus » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:08 pm

The formatting was indeed a nightmare, but the story itself was all right. Chiyo makes for an interesting character, one I would not have minded learning more about. I enjoyed the play with the honorifics between her and Hisao - I'm not stingy about their inclusion, but it would have been something that was lost had this been written in accordance with the finalized dev writing handbook, or whatever they refer to it as.
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Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Reading: Shades of Distinction)

Post by brythain » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:12 pm

To me, this is a beautiful short piece for quite a few reasons.

1. It's an alternative Act 1 for an OC!
2. It gives us a glimpse into a possible almost-Lilly route that got subverted.
3. It gives us a look at the Junior/2nd Year dorm, which is very rare.
4. It introduces old characters and new ones with enough characterization.
5. It promises quite a bit if there had ever been an Act 2.
6. I can't help thinking Chiyo would be great anti-Rika, so to speak.
7. But she and Shimada are almost like a Lilly/Shizune pairing.
8. The use of language: "We can be each other's well…" and suchlike.
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n. Only one typo ('Ciyo'). :)
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Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Reading: Shades of Distinction)

Post by dewelar » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:19 pm

brythain wrote:3. It gives us a look at the Junior/2nd Year dorm, which is very rare.
Because it doesn't exist as such, perhaps. Remember that Hanako has a neighbor who is canonically an underclassman (and who is not-so-canonically named Noriko :wink:).
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Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Reading: Shades of Distinction)

Post by brythain » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:38 pm

dewelar wrote:
brythain wrote:3. It gives us a look at the Junior/2nd Year dorm, which is very rare.
Because it doesn't exist as such, perhaps. Remember that Hanako has a neighbor who is canonically an underclassman (and who is not-so-canonically named Noriko :wink:).
Maybe it's just the floor below, and Noriko (ahem) is overflow. :)

But that said, for me it's a fascinating insight into earlier conceptualisations of Yamaku life.
Post-Yamaku, what happens? After The Dream is a mosaic that follows everyone to the (sometimes) bitter end.
Main Index (Complete)Shizune/Lilly/Emi/Hanako/Rin/Misha + Miki + Natsume
Secondary Arcs: Rika/Mutou/AkiraHideaki | Others (WIP): Straw—A Dream of SuzuSakura—The Kenji Saga.
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