what do you hate? Uh… tuna fish, flowers, uh, giggling, the
word ‘panties’, cilantro, rainbows, ducks. Man, I hate ducks. Cramps, string
cheese, clocks, wet doorknobs, bra’s that hook in the front, the color yellow,
Elsewhere University: changelings? Like, fairies who get swapped for humans? Just wondering if there might be anything on that?
OK LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT CHANGELINGS
I’ve been thinking about this all day actually, your timing is A+
A changeling, although you know they’re fake and they know they’re fake and all your classmates know they’re fake, will keep on living in your dorm until you directly call them out on it. If you’re polite about it they’ll leave; usually they drift around campus for a while, attending classes at random and sleeping in the gardens. There’s a whole meal plan set up for them, which the Courts pay for yearly in…things. Odds and ends. Trinkets. On the whole best not to ask. What it comes down to is that any changeling lacking a dining hall card can pick one up on the third floor of the Languages building, and your dining halls have more fresh produce than anyone others that you know of.
And sure, sometimes there’s times where your roommate and best friend is gone and in their place is this monster-thing that looks just like them but isn’t, and you’re angry and scared and you just want them out of there and maybe could they give you a tip on who to talk to to get Serafina back?
But there’s got to be others (especially for freshmen) where your roommate was that guy who left half eaten tins of tuna fish all over the place and vapes incessantly and you had ants by October and he won’t stop making off-color jokes to any girls you bring over - and then suddenly he’s replaced by this thing that, ok, sometimes puts thumbtacks in your bed and laughs about it, and eats literal sticks of butter as snacks, but also is very quiet and fastidiously clean. They jam the fuck out to all your music and they’re a riot at parties and they’re teaching you how to climb trees better and they always repay favors - if you clean the shared bathroom they’ll bring you a very fancy coffee the next morning in a flavor you’re pretty sure the school cafeteria doesn’t have. Or you buy them a bottle of sweet wine while you’re at the store and the next week they help with your essay about 12th century poetry. You’re buddies. You’re teaching them a secret handshake. Maybe you can hold off on reporting your official roommate’s disappearance for another week or so. And this goes on until school gets out and the RAs have to do the yearly troll the the Elsewhere for anyone who hasn’t come home yet.
And on the flip side of the coin: RAs. RAs and changelings are in some ways each others mirrors. They’re both in-between things - student/authority, human/fae, etc. - and in-between things, things that are in balance, merit some respect. A pact was made several decades ago that allows each safe passage up to a point in the others’ world, as ambassadors of a sort. Accidents can happen - you can still be careless, still be rude, still make enemies. But unprovoked violence towards either is very strictly prohibited by both sides. So changelings can replace students with relative safety and in turn RAs can, at the end of the year, go hunt down any students from their floor that still haven’t come back one way or another and either do their best to ransom them or at least get the necessary forms signed.
On the note of RAs - Elsewhere U has a special fund for end-of-year bargains. This has been used, in past years, to purchase a deck of illustrated tarot cards and a book of 1001 Card Games To Play Alone, sixteen pounds of durian fruit, a very soft fleece blanket, a lot of movie posters with Harrison Ford on them, bodice rippers involving dinosaurs, and $800 of random shit from the dollar store.
The RAs, once they’ve found the students, will try to buy them back if they can (the success rate is not 100%). But once in a while students refuse to come back - they’re in love with a person or in love with the whole world; they’ve found a purpose here or they refuse to return for other, darker reasons. At this point the RA will do what they can to ensure they’re staying of their own free will. If this in in fact the case they get signatures on the form and leave empty handed.
So I figured out what the ‘1 of 25’ thing meant.
There are 25 different options that come up on the screen that you can select. These are:
2. Don’t Pay
4. Don’t Attack
11. Don’t Blink
12. Don’t Move
18. Peanut Butter
19. Tuna Fish
21. Pick Lock
22. Split Up
23. Stay Together
The words ‘1 of 25’ may mean that only 1 of these 25 options will reveal the True End (which is ending 10, below). This option is ‘More?’ And this brings us to the next subject. 'This is the end’ most likely had something to do with that True Ending, or at least one of these 10 endings:
Aries: These LEGS are everything!!!!! Taurus: wake UP pearl Gemini: C’mon natch! Cancer: servin up fish, tuna on a platter Leo: no T, no shade Virgo: fresh off the boat, u know, lil trip from Asia, just landed like fresh tilapia Libra: absolutely! Scorpio: Cmon season 6, let’s get SICKENINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG Sagittarius: I’m feeling my oats, let me feel my oaaaats Capricorn: Back rolls? Aquarius: Okcurrrr Pisces: how is She tho
ok but when alec asks “why do they call it fatty tuna? that’s a bit degrading, isn’t it?” and magnus says “well i’m glad you didn’t ask in front of the sushi chef” which means that alec has been worrying about the feelings of these tuna fish for at least half an hour
one of my first time travel fanfics… and my first slash fanfic as well. But blackkat is incredibly talented with her
writing, and I find myself unable to find a flaw in any of her fics! She has great skill in characterization and
fluff, as well as plot. I also recommend
Stormborn, reverse, Snake in the Grass, Wolf at the Door, and, really, all her
fics. But those are my favorites!
in Time by rightforlife ABANDONED
epic fic. Naruto, Shikamaru, and Lee go
back in time and they are epic. I love their relationship in here! I guess
you could consider them all OP, but I found it fun that way… The fic is
abandoned though, sadly.
a Good Cause, I Swear! By Sarah1281 COMPLETE
hilarious fanfic, where Kakashi, Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura go back in time and
fixes a lot of things in a hilarious way.
I really love how they deal with Orochimaru lol
Tensai and Mangekyo Sharingan by Wingwyrm COMPLETE
goes back in time and find themselves to be kids! They’re both awesome, though Mangekyo
Sharingan is a little darker than Team Tensai, due to talks of child rape.
Than Blood by EmptySurface ABANDONED
and Naruto go back in time, though they come back as kids. Their relationship in here is really sweet
and I really wish the story would be continued…
Again by KyLewin COMPLETE (with a sequel)
good fanfic. Naruto at first thinks he’s
in a genjutsu, which is a little unique.
It was very well written.
Worth Saving by cyywsaphyre ABANDONED
fic! And unique in that Naruto goes back in his physical body and the way he
deals with Hizashi is really awesome.
for Forgiveness by Freezing Rain WIP?
Kakashi-centric and incredibly hard on the heart because KAKASHI and he is just
so messed up. I love his relationship
with his ninken in here though.
Usual Habits by mapplepie ONE-SHOT
and incredibly heart-wrenching. But
really well written.
Trip by Solara Myles ONGOING
One of my
absolute favorites! Team 7 is sent back
in time and they’re, obviously, kick ass.
They’re relationship with Kakashi is amazing in here. Also, the author’s plot is very unique
compared to other time travels, imo, and it’s just well done.
by QuestofDreams COMPLETE
more of a dimensional-travel thing, also SNS.
It’s pretty good though! The
Yondaime is in here, though I think this was written before it was revealed
that the Yondaime was Minato.
Guardians by FallenQueen2 COMPLETE
and Shikamaru go back in time to fix stuff.
They fix stuff epically, of course.
Thunder God by Nauro
experiments with the Hiraishin and finds himself on the night of his birth… and
mistaken for Minato. It’s a pretty
unique idea, though I think the fic is abandoned.
Future by ichilover3
fanfic! Sasuke and Naruto go into the
future and find their future selves in a relationship. It’s a lot of smut/fluff, but it’s cute and
funny. Not much for plot though, since
the focus is on the pairing.
I am not by Erisah Mae ONGOING
Itachi-centric. He dies and finds himself in the past of
another dimension. It’s a pretty awesome
fanfic, and I really like Itachi in here!
Artist by Fiorea POSSIBLY ABANDONED?
MinaNaru. It’s a really good fanfic, and it made me
like the pairing cause of the way it’s done.
Naruto has a lot of issues he has to go through in here, and Minato
helps him. They have a very cute
relationship, which starts off as friends with Minato hinting interest and
Naruto being his lovely oblivious self.
But it’s super cute and very well done.
Really hope it’s not abandoned.
has its eyes on you by tasalmalin COMPLETE
It’s a five-part series, and it really explores Kakashi’s mental state very
well. The whole series is well done and
does justice to Kakashi’s character.
among the leaves by blackkat COMPLETE
goes back in time and he brilliantly fixes stuff, much to the suspicion of
ItaNaru. Naruto goes back in time, but it seems to be
another dimension. Naruto tries to fix
stuff, but he realizes he really can’t because of it being a whole other
dimension and all. Minato is alive in here and Naruto has PTSD.
with Time by Palaserece ONGOING
good and one of my absolute favorites!
Minato goes back in time, but as a sort of reincarnation. The fic is well-written, really long and
still updating, and it’s really awesome because of the characterizations!
by writer168 ONGOING (nearly complete)
and Sasori go back in time! Sakura is
epic in here and Sasori is hilarious.
There are also other characters go back in time but I won’t spoil it! Sakura has serious trauma in here. The characters are all well done and I love
her frienship with Kakashi! (I’m a total
Kakashi fan… if it isn’t obvious by now…)
Stars of Fortune by 100demons ONGOING
goes back in time and into his 20 year old self! Well-written and awesome plot! I just love Kakashi.
Backwards on a Tightrope by Lithos Maitreya
good fic! A lot of people go back in
time, including Naruto, Sasuke, Shikamaru, and Shino. It’s well-written and interesting in its
Rules by Squishfie
the few fem!Naruto fics I enjoyed… mostly cause it’s KakaNaru lol. But Naruto goes back in time and becomes a
student under Minato. It’s a cute story,
Fics and Self-Inserts***
Hatake by Agent-G COMPLETE
like the idea of Kakashi adopting Naruto and kind of wish he had, even though I
understand he couldn’t (mentally). Just
a really cute fic with a good plot.
of Sunshine by Silver Queen ONGOING
One of my
first self-insert fanfics and one of the best.
It made me fall in love with the Nara Clan. Just INCREDIBLY well-written with amazing
where the person finds herself in Sakura.
Hilarious and the character’s pretty awesome. Good plot too.
no Jutsu by Vixen Tail COMPLETE
well-written SI, set before/during Third Shinobi war. I like Minato in here :) Really, all the
characters in here. Also chibi!Kakashi
Myoushuu no Fuuin by May Wren ABANDONED
fic. What if Naruto was a seal master at
a young age? Really well written and
pretty awesome! :D
Prodigy Namikaze by SoulReaperCrewe
Kushina and Minato alive. Does have
Naruto neglected at a young age by them though…
But, otherwise, a really great fic.
I think Naruto is a little OP in here, and slightly OOC sometimes, but I
still enjoyed the fic and it has an interesting pairing.
Paternity by TwinTrouble ABANDONED…?
fic where Kakashi takes care of chibi!Naruto!
It’s one of my favorites and just really well-written and pretty long
azfaerydust COMPLETE with a sequel!
and fluffly Kakashi adopts Naruto fic.
The author characterizes Naruto and Kakshi well, since they both are
very traumatized in this fic. It’s just
adorable because Kakashi is overprotective and ahh! One of my favorites and
I’ve reread it way too many times!
Harrowed Hearts by Sable_Scribe ONGOING
amazing and one of my favorites! Naruto
and Team 7 is awesome in here, and Kurama is also amazing. The story updates
weekly (as of now) and it’s super satisfying and I love the plot.
and Red-Splattered Pages by Pitch Black Magpie ONGOING
love Team 7 in here. Naruto and Sasuke’s
frienship is pretty awesome as well.
Naruto’s character is very… unique too.
I like the supernatural side of the story too, though I guess it seems
slightly crack-y. I like the view Naruto
has of the Uchiha as well.
Political Perspective by VJ Riddle
creates an epic Team 7. Really wish this
had happened in canon tbh.
Somewhat Cracked mind of Uchiha Itachi by Kereea
Hilarious! I really love Itachi in here and, really,
Sings by Fireun Feather ONGOING
a half-demon in here. I like Minato and Naruto in here and their father-son
Shikamaru-centric! I really enjoy the plot.
slash fanfics… you have been warned)
(A lot of
these fics are dark with fluff mixed in… because I can’t see SNS being totally
fluffy. It doesn’t really fit in with
how I see them. They’re both messed up
people, Sasuke more evidently.)
Dreams by zrina COMPLETE
really love this one because it features an amazing plot, is super long, and I
love the characterizations of Naruto and Sasuke. This is a NaruSasu fic and really
of Truth by luchia COMPLETE
this one because it’s in Sasuke’s POV and I liked how his character was done in
here. It shows he’s very human, but not irredeemable.
Wanderer by dawnstruck (series)
dark but really delicious. Sasuke takes
Naruto with him when he defects and wow… it’s really good! Their relationship is very codependent,
which, in reality, they are based on canon imo.
I like the idea of Naruto and Sasuke leaving Konoha together tbh.
by IsolaVirtuosa COMPLETE
long and incredibly dark at times.
Sasuke is really messed up in here and Naruto isn’t altogether sane
himself. Their relationship is very
messed-up, but the ending is satisfying after that roller-coaster of a journey.
All In by
Narutos Mother (momhuey) COMPLETE
second half of the story is VERY dark, but Sasuke is super sweet in here.
Slight Sakura-bashing? She’s the villain
of the story in here.
the Road of Life by shherie (series)
story (it’s the first in a very cute series anyways), but Sasuke and Naruto do
have issues getting into a relationship.
Naruto is determined in here though and Sasuke is his bastard self in
the first story, though absolutely adorable in the rest of the series. Hachi, the sequel after a series of
one-shots, is really good too!
by meowstelle ONE-SHOT
Itachi’s POV and an AU. But I found it
him down by IvvyMoon COMPLETE
dark fic, because Sasuke is an utter bastard at the beginning, though he
the Broken by KizuKatana COMPLETE
angsty, but their characters are done well.
Great ending and plot.
Invincible Summer by ShanaStoryteller COMPLETE
gender-fluid in here, but WOW is it done well! The whole story is absolutely
amazing and I didn’t want it to end!
Rising by Kai_Maciel
isn’t really SNS, because Naruto ends up raising Sasuke (you have to read it to
find out why), but I really like the relationship because chibi!Sasuke is
adorable and Naruto as a father should be this way, not the way he is to
Brothers Share This Bond by bluedemon92 COMPLETE
this is the definition of dark and angsty.
It’s really hard to read sometimes because of the issues… but it’s more
Itachi-centric, with SNS. But it has a
unique plot and is well-written. Also KakaIta and KisaIta.
within me by fangirlandiknowit ONGOING
and Naruto find themselves in another dimension (from the movie Road to Ninja)
and the plot is interesting.
my OTPs, nbd)
must see underneath the underneath by Blooregard89 COMPLETE
and their frienship-to-romance is cute.
Just Ain’t the Same Any Time the Hunter Gets Captured by the Game by barspoon
ONE OF MY
FAVORITES. She does the relationship
REALLY well and it’s just amazing.
Orange by purplefox COMPLETE
and it’s interesting, that’s for sure. I
like that there’s a bit of dimension travel in here and I like the
relationship. Kakashi is the one who’s
oblivious in here, which is pretty funny.
Haven by Red_Hot_Holly_Berries ONGOING
the plot in here and I really look forward to the rest!
Look Me in The Eyes by blueicequeen ONE-SHOT
like this one! A long one-shot and their
relationship is super well done.
Especially since it’s just a one-shot!
Million Ryo by Riya3 COMPLETE
interesting plot idea and I like how the relationship comes about. It’s also funny and the side story with
Sakura and Sai is done well.
have other KakaNaru fics, I’d really, really love you if you’d let me know.
There aren’t enough in the world…)
Breathe by Okami Rayne COMPLETE (series)
ShikaNeji! Interesting plot and the characterization is
well done, to say the least.
by Agni ABANDONED?
ItaNaru! I like the idea of an arranged marriage and I
like how the relationship progresses.
Though Itachi could be considered slightly OOC, but I still enjoyed it.
by YukiwaFuru ABANDONED…
short, but I really enjoyed Naruto in here.
The relationship was only a friendship, from what is written.
road of life by LasySwitch COMPLETE
KakaObi. A soulmate AU and it’s cute.
by SweetDreamsAreMadeOfNaruto ONESHOT
Run by SweetDreamsAreMadeOfNaruto ONESHOT
That Any One of Us is Half Without Another One is You by Branch COMPLETE
largely Gen and takes the original Naruto plot and fleshes it out and gives a
lot more justice to the plot. It ends up
and Blood by thehoyden ONESHOT
KakaIru. One of the few KakaIru’s I enjoyed!
For A Romantic Comedy by sleepyjeesh COMPLETE
KakaObi! Super cute and I like Obito in here!
by triste ONESHOT
ItaNaru! Interesting idea though.
heart is a weapeon the size of your first by blackkat
(rare pairing). It’s well done because
blackkat somehow makes any pairing work!
reincarnation story by HeavenOnFire COMPLETE
KisaIta. Itachi is reincarnated, as well as Kisame.
It’s a nice story with a good plot.
Crayon by checkerbloom COMPLETE
MinaKaka. Chibi!Naruto is super adorable! The whole story is cute.
Things Are by Aini COMPLETE
ShikaNeji. It’s a cute story and I like the pairing :)