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27 January 2008 @ 01:37 am
GaaNaru recs, Please?  
Hello everybody!

Though I follow Naruto since a couple of years, I just recently got into fandom activity! And while reading Shikamaru/Temari fics, I stumbled more than once on Gaara/Naruto allusions, and my mind immediately sparkled at the idea.

So I come to you, wonderfull readers, to know which stories are, according to you, must-read for a GaaNaru fan. (and yes, I saw the recs page on the profile, but take off the stories which aren't mainly SasuNaru, unfinished, or dead links, and you obtain about three stories at best.)

Just so you know, I already inhaled all of thatreevesgirl 's fics, and the ones written by Kizuko.(and I loved them of course!)

I don't care if it's AU or even High-school based or if closely followed the Naruto's timeline: I appreciate well-written fics with Gaara/Naruto as the MAIN pairing, and with little or no sakura and sasuke bashing (It's irritating me too how they seem to creep in every part of fandom, but I don't have anything against the characters themselves)

I also have an odd quirck: I immediately drop every story in which the author spend more than three lines describing her character's outfit, if said outfit does not have a key part in the plot. (other than flaunting how hot the character is or how perfect his fashion sense is, of course.)

Thank you very much in advance, lovely fans!
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
suehkisuehki on January 27th, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)
This one is a MUST http://www.mediaminer.org/fanfic/view_ch.php?id=127145&cid=436119&submit=View and if you want anything else GaaNaru related, don't hesitate to ask...^_^ here at your service
ednama on January 27th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
Yay! Thank you very much, I'll remember that for sure! :D
ednama on February 5th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
Wow, thank you again, you were right it's a MUST. and beginning of chapter has to be one of the funniest scene with Gaara I ever read. XDDD
割れた窓wareta_mado on January 27th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
I absolutely <3 this fic: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3278076/1/To_adore_the_Hellish . It's highschool AU, which I usually HATE, but Naruto and Gaara are written in character well enough that it doesn't matter to me. And it's, like, over 90,000 words long and still going, so it's not a short read. >__>;;
ednama on January 27th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
As long as the fic is decently written, I'm in! (and the fact that it's long is a bonus as far as I'm converned)
Heh, I don't understand why people keep writing about High School. In my memories it was the heighness of awkwardness and hellishness in my life! hmmm... therapy writing maybe? ;)
Marley Station: Iruka Uminomarley_station on January 27th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
It's interesting that you hate AU high school because I think those are some of the best fanfics. I'm always looking for fics that are a departure from the canon, and the high school fics always suit my needs. Just my two cents.
ednama on January 27th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
wanna prove your point by dropping a rec? ^____^
Marley Station: Kiba Inuzuka with Akamarumarley_station on January 27th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
High School AU, no particular pairings:

You're Mine! http://naruto.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=600091447

Skirt Tragedy http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3892910/1/Skirt_Tragedy

Just a heads-up, both stories are lemon-heavy. The second one is totally crack.

I prefer the Naruto characters outside of the Fire Country, it makes me happy. ^_^
ednama on January 27th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Sure.
Surprise, surprise, stories in which Naruto is paired with Sasuke! *sigh* Okay, I'll give these a shot... once I'm done with all the NaruGaara here, of course. *grins*
Marley Station: Gaara and Naruto OTPmarley_station on January 27th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Sure.
Well, for what it's worth, Gaara is paired with Haku in the first rec.

Sorry about that--I know you want GaaNaru, and to be honest, that is my favorite pairing. But you stated that you had already read everything that thatreevesgirl had to offer, and since she doesn't write AU highschool GaaNaru, I had to provide recs for something else. IMHO, thatreevesgirl is the go-to fanfic writer for quality GaaNaru.
ednama on February 5th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Sure.
No, really, I don't want to sound ungratefull, so thank you for the recs, because I actually enjoyed the first one! (haven't start the second yet)

it's true that thatreevesgirl is made of awesomeness, if a bit short on High school AU! but actually, if you take a look at all the recs I've received, you'll find that they are a couple who are quite nice, like 'to adore the hellish' above, and also one completely AU with whore!Naruto written by asterixa (see Novadiscord's rec at the bottom)which I find awesome, if a bit disturbing.
tasukigirltasukigirl on January 27th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Sure.
I haven't updated it in forever, but my AU highschool fic is narugaara. If you go into my memories, it's all the Taiikusai postings. Here is the link to the first chapter if you're willing to try it out: http://community.livejournal.com/gaanaru/135342.html

If you don't like it, I won't be offended :)
ednama on February 4th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Sure.
Actually I like it so far (ch 16)! Now I'm going to join the queue of people who pokes you for an update! *PokesPokesPokes*
heeros_safety: 1x4 Makeoutheeros_safety on January 29th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
I usually hate all AU high school fanfics, but the Naruto series is the one exception. They have enough characters for there to actually BE a school, so it stays interesting.
dyaoka: [KHR] Mukuro Thinking Hmmdyaoka on January 27th, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)
Desert Storm by Keruri.
Summary: When Naruto visits Sunakagure, he brings storms with him. 7000-ish words, one-shot. Incredibly well written and I really like this fic.

Boys of Summer by shamaim.
Summary: GaaNaru, NejiSasu. One day in the last month of summer, and how to take full advantage of it. 4000-ish words, one-shot, Alternate Universe. There's no bashing and it's a good read.

The Cricket Club by Sagi.
Summary: Naturally, being a high school student is going to suck but when you're a reincarnated Kitsunedemon with a fan club composed wholly of crickets... it's going to suck a whole lot more. Probably discontinued, a bit of a read, humor, and Alternate Universe. It's fun and cute and when you're feeling melancholy, I feel it's a good read. The writing's not crazy good, but it's fun. :D

Where The Sand Blows by Pirate Burn.
Summary: He comes to you for reprieve, because he has to believe he is whole. You beckon to him because that is all that made you whole. 9000-ish words, one-shot. This is absolutely frickin' beautiful.

Full Moon and Diplomats">Full Moon and Diplomats by Kyoui-Chan.
Summary: Diplomatic relations may be hard to maintain when one is in heat. Gaara's visit to Konoha has the worst timing possible. Or the best. 8000-ish words, 2-shot. This fic is so cute and hot, I'll recommend it to you. ;D

Dark Soul by Shi-koi.
Summary: Set after the fight at the Valley of the End, and before the beginning of Naruto Shippuuden. This is one vision of Gaara's journey to be human. WIP, Stargate Crossover, GaaNaru friendship. This fic is very, very beautiful and haunting. It's Gaara-centric.

Hope these help! :D
ednama on January 27th, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
ooooh, lots of recs! *drools*

Thank you very much for your imput, I'm sure these will help tremendously my GaaNaru craving!
novadiscord: pic#70280598novadiscord on January 28th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
I have some that I recommend and rather like. Also many of these can be found on my own account under Death Phoenix: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/412228/

By Mask of Mirage:

Naruto Stories By Shyanna:

Naruto Stories By Graceful Storyteller:

By KitsuneFun:

By Gomjibar22:

Naruto Stories By Asterixa:

Naruto Stories By Azura Pasha:

Naruto Stories By Yxonomei:

By Ho-sama:

Naruto Stories By Tiro:

By hazard2self:

By highonpixistixs:

By IEatChicken:

By Aishiteru Sabaku no Gaara:

By Heosic-chan:

By Blackest Star:

By Kai19:

By Ayien:

By Konpeitou:

By Jaece22;

Naruto Stories By Mistress Pluto:

Naruto Stories By happyaddict:

Naruto Stories By cneko2:

Naruto Stories By lily day:

Hope you'll like them!!!
ednama on January 29th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
*opens wide eyes at the number of recs* My hero! *glomps you*

Thank you very, very much!!! I'm sure going to be entertained in the coming weeks! <3 <3 <3
novadiscord: pic#70280598novadiscord on January 29th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
I found two more Gaara/Naruto fics that I really like and I think you'll like them too.

http://naruto.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=600094037 Too Many Drinks!

http://naruto.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=600095000 Soft As Silk
Talisha Hibdon: NaruGaa Rabufrodolass on February 1st, 2008 08:22 am (UTC)
I have written a few fics, if you are interested. You can find them here.