A Writer’s Fic Rec
So, tis the fucking season. In honour of the holidays/winter/whatever you celebrate around this time, I decided to compile some of my most favorite fanfictions into this post as a thanks to the wonderful authors of this fandom, and write about how awesome their fics are.
In all honesty, I haven’t been in the MP100 fandom for too long, but it really didn’t take long for me to see that there are some seriously talented content creators here. You all are amazing and I’d like to thank you for what you contribute to this community. (even if you just do shit posts, or maybe just read and comment, or just scream about things you find cool in the tags of posts. That’s still contributing, and that’s still so, so amazing. Thank you guys for being there. Keep doing what you do.)
“After the Divine Tree falls and the world wakes back up, Teru is left alone to deal with the fears that he has jeopardized his redemption and alienated the one person he cares about most.
It doesn’t take long before he begins to fall apart.”
So…. I’ll just throw this out there, I absolutely adore angst. It’s what I live off of, and this fic? Oh yeah, there’s some really, really good angst there. It’s only about two chapters in (the last I checked. Which I do nearly every day.) but it’s already so amazing; Teruki’s characterization, the emotional trauma Teru is dealing with, the not so healthy ways he tries to deal with it. It’s all so amazing and it hurts in the best way. Not to mention how the pacing of the fic matches so well with the plot.
“Serizawa thinks Reigen is incredible, and, sure, that’s nothing Reigen hasn’t heard before, but…he really has no idea one of the big reasons why.”
Okay, this author might be one of the reasons I limited myself to one fanfic per author, because everything they write is so beautiful and heart wrenching and i could easily list every one of their fics on this post. But, unfortunately, I can’t do that. (sad, I know.) So, I had to pick my favourite, which was this fluffy fanfic between two old men that had be squealing until midnight. It’s soft, warm, and beyond perfect. Amazing characterization, beautiful progression, and everything I could have ever wanted in a fic.
“Hanazawa Teruki is a shining beacon in the dark world they live in. His determination is unmatched, his smile almost as bright as his fluffy blond hair.
Kageyama Ritsu is a shadow, moving stiffly along the walls, always avoiding the spotlight. Yet beyond the layers of spite and bitterness, he is considerate and kind, with a heart so full of empty love.
Surprisingly, the two of them get along very well. For the most part.“
Honestly? This was probably the fic that got me interested in a relationship between Teru and Ritsu. I hadn’t even considered it before I read this, but the author managed to capture their dynamic so well, that now I really can’t get enough of these two.
“All the pieces fall into place.
(Or Mob confesses. Teru watches.)”
Every trope I love stuffed into one fic. Unrequited love? Check. Hurt and comfort? Check. A somewhat ambiguous ending? Check. Really, though, Mob’s emotions and how he deals with rejection is just so raw and well written. It honestly felt so real. This author managed to bring these two alive in such a bittersweet way and I loved every second of this fic.
“Due to a matter of circumstance and some near-death escapades, Mob’s body gets kidnapped.
…Without Mob himself in it.
(In which the great Reigen Arataka’s body becomes a sort of temporary accommodation for Mob’s soul, and Reigen quickly finds out he’s not really built for this sort of thing.)”
Okay…. Okay, I could honestly talk about this fanfic forever, but I unfortunately don’t have the time. But, everything about this is so good; Mob and Reigen’s interactions, Ritsu’s reactions, the writing style, the pacing, everything. Not to mention that the main plot point is just so? Creative? Honestly, two people jammed into one body is hilarious and tragic and I adore it so much.
“After six months in Mogami’s mind world that weren’t even real anyway, Mob returns to his old life.
Everything is fine.”
To be honest, I was really torn between this fic and the other one in the works at the moment (It’s called And Nearly Letting Go and it hurts) because that one had me crying at midnight every time I’ve reread it, and I’m pretty sure everything written by this author is golden. But, this one…. It really pulls at the heart strings. Possible trauma from the Mogami arc really interests me, and this interpretation of the aftermath really is perfect in every way. Mob dealing with these issues and going to Teru for help was really amazing. Teruki’s character was so well written in my opinion, not to mention the author describes whats going on so well that it feels so, so real. I honestly don’t know how often I’ve read this one.
The Accelerated Velocity of Terminological Inexactitude by LogicalBookThief (@logicalbookthief)
>Manga Spoilers, Teru/Mob, Incomplete
“Teru offers to fake date Mob in order to gain Tsubomi’s attention.
His own crush on Mob makes this plan somewhat problematic.”
This is one of those fics that is so cute and fluffy, the two of them having to act like a couple and be all cutesy together, but you know that at some point shit is going to hit the fan and it will hurt so good. Teruki is just so smitten in this, and there’s almost nothing I love more then Teru being head over heels for Mob while he’s oblivious to it. The author’s writing is so good, how they’ve written their interactions has had me squealing quite often if I’m being honest. Mob’s character is perfect, and I really can’t wait to see where this one goes.
Sunwards by krypkaktus (Regndoft)
“Shou makes a phone call very far away from home.”
Ooh gosh, this is probably one of the cutest things I’ve ever read? Long distance fics are my weakness; they can be so achingly sweet. Everything about Shou and Ritsu’s relationship is so genuine and soft, it makes my heart ache. Not to mention that literally every mp100 fic this author has written is absolutely heart melting. (Especially We Used to Be Friends and Fall In!)
“This is a world in which Mob and Reigen’s paths have never crossed, in which 10-year-old Mob found psychic guidance in the form of the aging, retired tv personality Keiji Mogami, in which Reigen followed through on his plans to close the Spirits and Such Agency, in which a cruel twist of Mob’s powers forces him to confront how dangerous he really is.”
……This fic is gorgeous and painful and so, so good. Honestly, the plot of this fic is just a small deviation from the norm, but the affects this has obviously had on all the characters involved is wild. The angst in this is so good in the most painful way, what Mob went through is horrible and he deserved none of it, and Reigen is so well written. This entire fanfic is so well written; sometimes creepy, other times heart numbing, but amazing nonetheless. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t unbelievably envious of this authors writing. Thank you so much for creating this and bringing it to life.
Aubade by Ravenesta
“My dove, my doe,
I love you so
I cannot, will not,
let you go
Ritsu and Shou have been orbiting around each other ever since they were thirteen years old. Really, something like this was inevitable.”
This was the first fic I read of this pairing, and it was what ultimately made me fall in love with Ritsu and Shou and their dynamic. They’re both so well written; Shou rushing into things without really giving it much thought and Ritsu being the one to think things over and chew it out before making a decision is ana amazing parallel between these two. Also, the Terumob in the back ground is really sweet, not to mention Teru and Ritsu’s almost brotherly relationship.