Yamaku Book Club (20200127 A God Among Men)

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Re: Yamaku Book Club (Project Indigo)

Post by Oddball » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:27 pm


The holidays are far behind us now, let's get the bookclub started back up again. I'd ask if anybody missed it, but I'm just going to assume everyone will say "yes" and move on.

This time we're looking at Miki Route/Project Indigo by Req. Req is actually one of my favorite KS fanartists and it's nice to see them try something with the written word as well. The story itself suffers from the infamous Miki curse, so it's not completed and hasn't been updated in years.

It's script fic and a know a lot of people don't like that, myself included, but it does a good job with mood and personality. My only real complaint is how the story handled Suzu.
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Re: Yamaku Book Club (A God Among Men)

Post by Oddball » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:26 pm

No replies to the book club.


It's rather disheartening and I'm wondering if I should even keep this going.



Well, let's see if that was just a one time exception. Let's try this one more time.


A God Among Men by Neuman.

What's this story about? Death Note. More specifically, KENJI getting the Death Note.

It's actually a pretty silly story that never pretends it's anything but a parody, but for what it is, it's actually rather well done. Lilly's role came as a bit of a surprise. As did Rin's.

On an unrelated note, I LOVE that guy's avatar.
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Re: Yamaku Book Club (20200113 Project Indigo)

Post by Feurox » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:47 pm

As for why I didn't comment on the previous story; I really don't have the time to read through script. I do enough for work, and I'd rather enjoy what I'm reading on here. Not that scripts are all bad - one of my favourite stories ever is Glengarry Glen Ross. Still, in KS at least, I don't have the patience for it. I'll take your word for it that it's good, and carry on.

For this next story - wow it went on! I didn't realise how many chapters there were at first, (and there's even an epilogue!). Still, it was a fun enough read. Like you say, it doesn't pretend to be anything that it isn't, but it succeeds incredibly at being a silly parody story. It's wonderfully written too, and like you, I was surprised by Rin's role in the story! I admit though, stories like this aren't for me as a rule, and this wasn't the exception.

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Re: Yamaku Book Club (20200127 A God Among Men)

Post by PKMNthiefChris » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:19 pm

That was funny.

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Re: Yamaku Book Club (20200127 A God Among Men)

Post by Mirage_GSM » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:49 am

Uhm... Yes, that exists.
Neumann wrote a lot of good stuff, but as I wrote in that thread "I did read "A god among men", but to put it mildly, I'm not the biggest fan of Death Note, so it wasn't really my thing through no fault of [his]."
Sorry for not commenting on the last one. I've been pretty swamped the last couple of weeks and am just now starting to catch up with what has been going on in the forums.
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Re: Yamaku Book Club (20200127 A God Among Men)

Post by Hacksorus » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:39 am

When I was about 15, I watched Death Note for the first time, and loved it. Then again, I watched Sword Art Online shortly afterwards and also loved that, so take from that what you will. Looking back now, there is about one thing about both of them that I still find gripping: the premise. A notebook that can kill someone with a name and a face? That's cool. Getting trapped in a videogame and becoming OP while every cute girl in existence instantly falls in love with you? Cool as hell.

The comparisons end there of course. Death Note held up on the rewatch due to the intense mindgames and plot twists, excellent soundtrack and explosive directing style, while SAO.. well, there's no need for me to get into that here.

I guess this is all a roundabout way of saying that a premise, while immediately impactful, actually has very little to do with whether or not a story is actually gripping. Unfortunately, this fanfic did not make me experience much of what I find so exciting about Death Note.

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