Thursday, November 28, 2013

Website Highlight #6: Fanfiction.net

Have you felt that feeling of sadness when your favorite series (whether anime, manga or novel) ended? There's the feeling of denial. You can't accept the fact that it just ended, that there's no more stories after that. That's exactly how I felt after I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.



I imagined what would have happened right after the battle at Hogwarts and the epilogue 19 years later. I looked for anything and everything from JK Rowling that can satisfy that feeling of lack. I know every trivia and every fact stated by the author herself. It was not enough... That's when I discovered fan fiction.




Fan fictions are stories written by fans to either complement the original story (canon) or create an alternate universe. Fan fiction writers are everywhere and they're not limited to Harry Potter.



FanFiction.net by



is a collection of fan fictions for different series. There are fan fictions for anime, manga, books, movies and even games. There are crossovers as well. I was happy; I was able to find stories of scenarios of "what could have been". They may not be official but they are enough.



As with other sites, be aware that not all the stories inmay be to your liking. Remember, there are and fans out there so if those are not your thing, be cautious. Also, beware of . What are those? These are (mostly) original characters inserted by the authors that have ridiculous backgrounds, powers or abilities. They're annoying. There are times though that main characters of the series become Mary Sues. I once read a fan fiction where Harry Potter had silver wings, flies and basically have powers like an angel. Yes... I read it... Unfortunately... And I regretted it...



Don't get me wrong though. There are A LOT of great fan fiction authors out there and I followed their stories. I even made sure to leave a comment or review to let them know how much I enjoyed reading their stories.



Nowadays, I stopped reading Harry Potter fan fictions (it helped me move on). Now, I'm reading stories on my favorite anime and manga. Here's a list of some stories I recommend. Don't worry, most of the stories I read go well with canon. I only read alternate universe stories if they make sense. I avoid Mary Sues, yaoi/slash, yuri as if it's a plague so if you see a possible yaoi or yuri from these stories, it's your imagination.



KATEKYO HITMAN REBORN



Genre: Humor/Family

Status: Complete

Summary: There are laws.There are people who follow the law; people that break the law and people who administer the law. There are Mafia. There are mafia men who follow the law; mafia men who break the law and mafia men who administer the law. Then there is the Vongola, who follow the law and break the law. And then there is Decimo's Vongola-who defines their own law.



Genre: Family/Hurt/Comfort

Status: Complete

Summary: 6 Times the Guardians Came Back Injured... and 1 time their boss came back critical.



Genre: Humor

Status: Ongoing

Summary: Five years after Reborn first entered his life, Tsuna is finally getting used to life as Vongola Decimo. Even being internationally wanted criminals can't phase the tenth generation. But when a new enemy appears right as the police make their move, can the young Vongola mafioso and their allies pull through?



CODE GEASS



Genre: Adventure

Status: Ongoing

Summary: Lelouch had been quite happy with his life. Sure they were living in obscurity, but he and Nunnally were safe. All of that changes however, when his identity is revealed and Lelouch is forced back into the fold of the Imperial family.



Genre: Adventure/Drama

Status: Ongoing

Summary: After the Black Rebellion, the world became a different place from what people knew it for. But despite that, there was still one who wished to change it for the better. This is the story of his renewed revolution...



Genre: Adventure

Status: Ongoing

Summary: A strikingly handsome strategist from Britannia is sent to the E.U. to end the raging battles there with victory. Before he is sent to the front lines to dance with the enemy, however, he is sent to a summit to dance with cunning politicians, all who have hidden agendas. Little do they know that he, Julius Kingsley, has a hidden agenda of his own.



GUNDAM



Genre: Humor

Summary: Gundam 00 - Lockon attempts to bond with Setsuna over steak and potato wedges. Setsuna is not impressed.



Genre: Adventure/Schi-Fi

Status: Ongoing

Summary: UC Timeline - In the distant future, mankind has expanded to the stars and populated much of the galaxy. But despite these advancements, man is not at peace, and soon after, the first Galactic War emerges...
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