Reasons are only needed when reccing a new fic.
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Or when dereccing
[21:58 PM] <Spinach> I wish Kirby was real
Linger: Complete. August, 1995. I met him. A branch off Part 3. Mikiya keeps his promise to meet Azaka, and meets again with that mysterious girl he once found in the rain.
Shinkai: Set in the Edo period. DHO-centric. As mysterious figures gather in the city, a young woman unearths the dark secrets of the Asakami family.
The Dollkeeper: A Fate side-story. The memoirs of the last tuner of the Einzberns. A record of the end of a family.
Overcount 2030: Extra x Notes. A girl with no memories is found by a nameless soldier, and wakes up to a world of war.
Plus one on Shiki Tohno: Declassified Files of an Unwitting Demon Hunter
It's funny, it's creative, it's action-packed. I have a soft spot for Satsujinki/Tsuki II stuff in general, and IRUN does some great stuff with his interpretation of Mr. Dawn and his mysterious partner, Mary. Shiki's drily humorous narration is a treat and while the editor's notes are a nice touch, it's not really used enough to add anything to the overall product. The story would have worked just as well without it, but it already does work so well that I can't mark it down for that.
New recommendation for this one
Title: Fury of the Damned
Author: Bloodhawk 248
Synopsis: He has nothing. Nothing but hatred and a spite for a world that denied him everything. In another world, another War, Ilyasviel von Einzbern summoned another Berserker, one oh-so-worthy of the title. Snapshot fic.
Review: This is my jam.
It wasn't the power levels or waifus that made FSN so memorable for me. Its success rests on the quirks and the charm of its characters -- long-suffering but charismatic Cu, imperious Gilgamesh, scheming-yet-sensitive Medea, self-deluded Shirou, two-faced Rin, and so on.
So let's use a Grail War to tell a story of a man driven to madness by his legend. It suits the story, the setting, the mythology and the cast perfectly. The Berserker in question is a wonderful fit for someone who feels just as scorned by the world and puts on a pretty nice fight scene that harkens back to Hercserker vs Saber while putting just enough of a twist on the scene to keep it interesting.
The steady spooling out of clues as to this Berserker's identity is another great thing that harkens back to FSN, as opposed to spoonfeeding the audience everyone's name like Zero or Apocrypha. That doesn't inherently make a Fate story better, but it's clear that this entire story is a love letter to the VN that started it all.
That I happen to like this new Berserker's legend and have been curious to see him in Nasuland (and hopefully not as another token loli) is just icing on the cake.
tl;dr Uses the basic Grail War premise to pose an interesting what-if that fits FSN like a glove. Kind of like Heldenhaft.
Oh hey remember what I said about Harry Potter crossovers?
-1 to Trinity. I honestly don't have any real opinion on it as a crossover. Didn't get far enough into it to judge that. It is instead simply a garbage Harry Potter fanfic. Containing good old fashioned Dumbledore bashing which is always a surefire way to tell when a HP fanfic is bad.
Also +1 to Third Option for writing the Shirou/Sella fic so I don't have to.