Out of order, here's day three!
In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser-known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom who maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.
Original author's summaries for the fics are in bold; art is at the bottom~
For the Love of Saki
(FFN) [Genshiken; Madarame Harunobu/Kasukabe Saki]: Madarame is a hopeless romantic, still in love with Saki after all this time. After college, when the real world kicks in, how will Madarame and Saki interact? Everyone else can see the truth, so why is it so complicated?
Both a rare series and a rare pairing within it, these two have a ridiculous chemistry that this fic brings to life in exactly the way I wish canon would. It's not finished yet, but despite slow updates, I have hope it'll be finished eventually!
Kill the Cliche
(FFN) [Calvin and Hobbes with Peanuts cameos; extremely slow build Calvin/Susie]: There's been an interesting development in the usually drone patterns of the university campus. Susan Derkins, note: childhood nemesis, has transferred to NYU. Will await further development. Signed, Dr. Calvin.
Also incomplete, this story needs all the love possible to help the author finish. Shoes of Velvet Green
(AO3) [War for the Oaks
, Emma Bull]: The touch of the Seelie Court leaves marks.
The book is amazing and comprehensive but, beyond this being a rare fandom, I love this story for the simple fact that it focuses on Dan (a side character, no matter his importance) rather than Eddi, the Phouka, or even Willy Silver (all central, pivotal personalities). It's expected that Eddi will change to suit the Court she now finds herself a part of, but her friends? The ones drawn in by accident and circumstance? This fic shows what might have happened even if they hadn't been chosen by the Queen herself.
In terms of art? I absolutely love this picture: Yotsuba&!
rare of a fandom, but it could always use more love! The relationship between Mr Koiwai (black hair), his adopted daughter Yotsuba (green hair) and his kohai Yanda (blond) is almost perfectly captured here. I adore the use of colour and lines. (The artist is on Pixiv here
The last image I want to share is spoilery, really large, and also in Japanese so I'm linking to its post on danbooru, where's its been translated by one of their generous members. This image
is both heart-breaking and at the same time a softly depressing (alternate) end to the gory horror series Umineko no Naku Koro ni
(also known as Umineko: When They Cry
in English). Nothing in the image itself is violent, though it does involve sinking into the ocean so if you have a fear of drowning, following the link may not be for you. (This image is rated safe, but not everything on danbooru is so. Please be warned that porn abounds on that site, even if I didn't directly link it.)