herongale: (digidestined)
One of my new Oofuri friends, [livejournal.com profile] shirono, has been watching Digimon recently, and one of her newfound interests is an interest in the most popular pairing in Digimon history: Taito.

Taito! Like, lol, I don't remember any fics for this pairing. Sooo flist-chan, I turn to you, for those of you who have been Digimon fans in your lifetime: are there any stories you might recommend for a newfound fan? She seems to be especially interested in fics that focus on the feelings that Tai has for Yamato, but any and all recommendations are welcomed. Hell, I kinda want to read some of these fics myself. PLEASE HELP.

ETA: okay, I remembered one. Gay Chicken, by Pyjamas. Nice and hot despite the ridiculous title (which actually has a reasonable explanation). XD

ETA 2: It... destroys me. OMG GOTH TK ILU ;;__;;;
herongale: (daisuke- zomg!)
Here's a Digimon "story" I wrote... a long, long time ago. It's an interesting relic in a lot of ways: it's a scriptfic, which was posted to ff.net before these were banned. I was such a huge dork back then. I pretty much totally love this story, and even if I didn't still love Digimon, I'd love it because it is a time capsule look-back for ten years ago, complete with all sorts of dated cultural references (remember when MTV used to actually play music?) and punkass insights, from back when I was a medical student living on my own in downtown Detroit... around the time I was getting to know [livejournal.com profile] anax.

The premise of the story is that the Digidestined were invited onto Carson Daly's TRL show on MTV. I was such a huge dork back then, but I kind of love this story specifically because even though it's soooo bad: it's bad in a such a hopefully hilarious way.

I doubt I'll ever formally re-publish this anywhere, but here it is for you, my dear flist. (feel free to shoot me later).

TK is dressed like someone out of N-Sync, and Davis is wearing sunglasses. Yolei is wearing a replica of the outfit that Britney Spear's made popular in 'Oops...I Did it Again,' a red vinyl jumpsuit and space-cadet hairstyle. Kari is wearing a yellow tee that says 'hikari,' with a picture of a panda on it. Cody is wearing a silver shirt, baggy pants, and a long chain attached to his pants. Ken trails after them, wearing his normal grey school uniform, like always. )
herongale: (daiken- put upon)
I prepared this as a comment to an anonymous poster over at [livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets, which came up in the discussion of Secret #110, a shocking secret from some Digimon fan who didn't like the 02 ending. (omg, who doesn't like that ending right???). Since I have been all Digimon focused lately, I was primed to create a fic recc list. I am reproducing it here because I want to have it handy for future reference.

and now, LET'S JOGRESS

Well, first some sweet fluff to cleanse the palate:

The Puddles Arc by Apple QB. This occurs just after Ken stops being the Kaizer and is at maximum emo mode. I just find it adorable.

Don't Lose Yourself, by Intrada. I really don't know how Daisuke gets away with being this clueless. Ken somehow copes.

The Lefthand Path by Irhista Lhail. This is a post-post Kaizer fic, mostly all lemony.

Onjin, by Jin. The first Daiken fic I ever read. It is perhaps a bit too pat and fluffy but I love it.

Renshuu, by Megan le Fay. Kissing just for practice.

No Rules For This, by kyuuketsukirui. Daisuke is a super dork, as per usual.

And now for some longer works!!

Fine Art, by Faded Jae. Tragically incomplete but excellent characterizations.

Ground Level, by Aphrael and Louise. This links to all of Aphrael’s fics, but Ground Level is an excellent longer AU fic and I highly recommend it. (“Whipped” is also a great choice, especially if you want explicit smut)

Recently I have become most taken with Strange, by Apple QB. This is another tragically unfinished story but it is still a WIP. It's fascinatingly subversive and, yes, strange.

The Walls Between, by Kinslayer. Full disclosure: Kin is my best friend. But this story is epic and wonderful and very, very tragic. He also wrote "The Mistakes We Make," which is also hosted at Mediaminer, and which is probably his most notorious story.

Yami, by Ainokitsune. Another friend of mine, another ridiculously sad story. TBH a bit too hard for me to read, because it is so sad, but it is amazingly well written.

I suppose I could also mention that I too write Digimon fanfic. Some people have called it good. You could try Reflections, which is not complete because I am in the middle of rewriting it. This one is miraculously not slated to be a tragedy. I am also in the process of revising What the Sibyl Said, and I think it's now better then ever. Go read it, I think it's awesome if I do say so myself.

Also: you may enjoy Courage and Kindness: the Daisuke/Ken ship manifesto. It's one fan's defense of the pairing.

I welcome any additional recommendations anyone would like to add. I didn't put up any fic by El Juno, or Vain, or Akira Ichijouji, or Nemesi mostly because I couldn't decide which fic to pick. I need to go back and read all of their stories and then I can edit this post later to make my most studied recs. But trust me, I love all of them too. (Links to at least one fic by each of these writers can be found in my "Favorite Stories" section on ff.net, if you want to browse through their stuff on your own). :)