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Been a long time since I read, wrote, or recced Loveless.

Well, if you care, I've moved on to writing original fiction and left fandoms pretty much completely. But I've recently been compelled to read, so here's a rec for you:


What you have tamed by allira_dream

A beautiful short story in the present tense (which is easy to mess up) playing off the Little Prince story. Soubi and Ritsuka, which I happen to be rather picky about. It's a different take on Soubi's POV than the one I was once used to. It reads, and feels, softer - more tender, more careful, and even more caring of Ritsuka if that's possible at all. allira_dream is a ficcer I've been watching for a while; she has this way of handling her POV characters that makes them jump off the screen and into the reader's world.

There are thick shadows of Soubi and Ritsuka's respective histories, their aching spots, and a kind of bonding that feels palpable. Ritsuka is so young in the way he reacts, in how he denies what he really wants. Very real, very bittersweet, and very, very satisfying as the ending rolls by. :D

I started typing this rec before I even finished reading the story. It's that lovely.

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I know there's a lot of you watching loveless_recs and that I've not posted in a very long time. I admit I haven't really been following the fandom. If there's fic or fanart you think I'd like, link me and I'll read it - and possibly rec at some point. Self-promotion is fine, too.
Loveless :: Veil the Scars
I'm back. Finally. I apologize for the long absence. Well, on to the recs.

FANFICTION

01. Fade to Zero - by Chained Dove
[Youji/Natsuo] [warnings: Zero. They're a warning all right]
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02. Never Turn Your Back - by Kali Cephirot
[Seimei/Soubi] [warnings: language; somewhat mature]
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03. Memoryless - by vissy
[Ritsuka/Soubi] [warnings: none]
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04. Catharsis - by Dispassion
[Seimei, Ritsuka, mentions of Soubi] [warnings: non-explicit incest]
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05. Monkey See, Monkey Do - by snarky_kat
[Kio, Ritsuka] [warnings: implied wrong use of banana :P]
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06. Ready - by moffit
[Soubi/Ritsuka] [warnings: adult]
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07. Virginity Preserved - by aoyagi
[Kio, Soubi, Seimei] [warnings: crack. the brain-breaking variety]
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08. Dormant - by wicked_pistil
[Soubi/Kio] [warnings: adult]
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09. Mind Games - by presencedear
Note: I am hosting this story for rec purposes. Please friend presencedear 's journal for more fanfiction.
[Ritsuka, Soubi] [warnings:]
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10. Giving Way to Warm - by Limey
[Ritsuka, Soubi] [warnings:]
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FANART

01. Loveless :: Golden Moment - by elentarihikari

There is so little Seimei art that I have seen so far, and ElentariHikari's style just makes it better. There's something about the vibrant colors that I find very unique. And it makes me hope that she will draw more Seimei fanart, because really. There needs to be more.

02. Loveless - Real Fighter - by elentarihikari

This piece blows me away. Why? Take a look and find out yourself. Ritsu-sensei fanart. I don't think there is much more I could ask for. And again, the artist's consistent style makes me wish I could draw like that. ;)


03. Loveless - Fall - by elentarihikari

So yes, I'm on ElentariHikari-art!kick, why? When I find an artist with a gallery full of beautiful art, I can't help myself. This one is a Ritsuka - an obviously older Ritsuka - drawn in blue and black ink. What drew my attention first was his outfit - there's so much lovely detail. There's a certain mood to this piece - something like melancholy, perhaps (due to the choice of colors) that really fits.


04. Soubi, Seimei, Ritsuka - by evercool

ECK really needs to color this (if it's colored and I missed it somehow, please do two things: forgive me, and give me the link. :P). Absolutely awesome lineart that just screams threesome to me. And Seimei, unsurprisingly, pulls at the chains. Of course he would. Go see.


05. Endless - by shirou-kamui

To say that this is gorgeous would be an understatement. The concept itself is enough to make me stare, but the coloring makes it absolutely exceptional. I love finding contributions, be it fanfiction or fanart, which manage to recreate the feel of Loveless - and this one does so. And it's an actual painting. Among the flood of digital art (which I also love), it's a real gem.

06. Soubi - by sagakure

A rather simple sketch from an artist I found in raburesu and who has been keeping me happy with her art since. Mostly because this one is young!Soubi, and the sketchy quality reminds me of a dream, or a fading memory. And before I go poetic on you, I'll just say that I like this, a lot.


07. Soubi/Ritsuka - by questofdreams

This one? Is amazing. Okay, like all of them. XD But, quite unexpectedly, it's Ritsuka that I can't stop staring at. And they kiss. It's another lineart, and I wish I could see it colored, but no need to get too demanding yet. It's definitely worth seeing as it is.

ETA: The colored version is here. Please enjoy!

08. Loveless Ritsuka e Soubi-chan - by hyatt-ayanami

I love the pastel coloring of this piece. In fact, it makes me think of a picture (oh, the Loveless references) - and the fact that Ritsuka came out looking somewhat surprised/unhappy is quite amusing. As well as the fact that Soubi looks even younger than he is, which makes him completely irresistible. =P

09. Loveless Ritsuka and 0team - by hyatt-ayanami

Same artist, different piece - ZERO! And Ritsuka thrown in between them for good measure. As with the previous piece, the coloring is beautiful. And Ritsuka's clueless 'what am I doing here?' face is pretty much priceless.

10. Loveless - Team Zero I - by Miori-Watase

Last but not least, an artist I found very recently who brings you a fair dose of creepy cuteness. Zero, and chibi version, no less. They look innocent. Seriously, anyone would be fooled.



Please note: The reviews are subjective. I recommend what I like. Overall quality is an important factor, but not necessarily the dominant one - quality, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. If you liked the story/fanart, make the author/artist happy and leave them a comment. Trust me, they will feel even more motivated to create more shiny fandom things for you to enjoy.

As always, if you read a story that you really liked, feel free to leave me a link to it here, or under any other post. Thanks. =
Saiyuki :: Sanzo smoke
26th-Jun-2006 12:59 pm - Announcement ^^
I have noticed some people have recently left the community, most likely due to its inactivity. So I wanted to let you know what's up with that, and assure you that loveless_recs isn't dead. :D I am finishing up my thesis and will be defending on July the 14th. Regular recommendation posts will be back soon after that.

Thanks for your patience. As always, if you have drawn/written something and want me to take a look at it, or if you've found some great story/fanart somewhere that you think I should rec here, don't hesitate to leave me the link under any post. See you soon. ^^
Saiyuki :: Sanzo smoke
5th-Jun-2006 05:18 pm - Recs by Kiyoshi. post 2.
Fanfiction Reviews

Colorfast, by wicked_pistil
Pairing: Kio/Soubi
Rating: NC-17
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First Coffee of the Day, by eosrose
Pairing: Soubi/Ritsuka
Rating: PG
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Bite Me, by rock_lee_554
Pairing: Soubi/Kio
Rating: PG
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His Preferences, by miiko_ashida
Pairing: Soubi/Seimei; Soubi/Ritsuka
Rating: PG
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Kindness, by presencedear
Pairing: Soubi/Seimei
Rating: PG
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Fanart Reviews

Yayoi-kun by nothingtoregret .
This is a beautifully pencil drawing of Yayoi. Now I will admit that he is my least favorite out of all the Loveless characters, so this must truly by a lovely drawing if I have included it here. -chuckles- I think what captivates me the most about this is the imploring emotion inflicted upon his face, the gentleness of the lines and the fragility of him.

Soubi & Ritsuka.
-squeals with delight- I LOVE this drawing!!! It is, first of all, adorably drawn -- cg-art, I believe. Even though Soubi is drawn as an adult beside Ritsuka, he has this childlike appeal to him. Plus teh colouring is so rich and vibrant! It reminds me of succulant cherries. Go. See. It.

Eerie Soubi.
If the previous image was swwet and childlike, full of energy! then this one is the complete opposite. It is chilling and haunting; the oil-paint colours reflecting Soubi's presence as dark and deathly and purely desolute.

Ritsuka & Soubi.
Goodness, this is such a nice drawing! It is fresh and vibrant and I just love the way Soubi and Ritsuka are posed together. It is like they are taken out of the world of dark Loveless and have completely moved on. Here they look like two normal boys without the burdoning of abandonment or anything of the like. The style is different than what I am normally attracted too, but the nature of this piece is wahat truly leaves me smiling. ^^

Soubi & Ritsuka loving
This is simply beautiful! It is elegant and radiate, full of soft glows and colours that are gentle and alluring. I'm not saying too much on it because I do not think I can do it justice. Plus, I want to you just go see it and stop listening to my jabbering. ^^


And that is all!
Please do realize that many of you may disagree with my opinions on the stories and artwork that I have chosen. And that is ok. ^^ If you would like to discuss what you think differently about them in a comment, I do not mind. ^^ But if you do enjoy the stories and art reccomended here, please do tell the author! Authors live for comments. ^-^
[Calvin & Hobbes] --  Daydreaming
Fanfiction


01. Attachment Disorder - by Mousapelli
[Soubi/Ritsuka] [warnings: adult]
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02. Untitled - by wicked_pistil
[Soubi/Ritsuka] [warnings: adult]
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03. Like the Naked Leads the Blind - by storyteller
[Kio/Soubi, Soubi/Ritsuka] [warnings: adult]
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04. And All That I Adore the World Holds Dear - by ver2frog
[Soubi/Seimei, Soubi/Ritsu-sensei] [warnings: adult]
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05. The Joy of Slavery - by presencedear
[Soubi, Seimei] [warnings: bondage, nudity, reference to Soubi/Ritsu-sensei]
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06. On the Road to Goura - by presencedear
[Ritsuka, Soubi, Kio] [warnings: none]
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07. Letting You Go - by kessie
[Kio] [warnings: none]
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08. Lick - by wicked_pistil
[Soubi, Kio] [warnings: none]
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09. Without Fail - by Aluragayle
[Soubi/Kio] [warnings: none]
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Fanart


01. Soubi x Ritsuka - by morbidprince

This, to put it bluntly, is one of the most beautiful pieces of fanart I've ever seen. Beginning with the fact that the pose is gorgeous, down to the style being just simply wonderful. The artist goes as far as posting a tutorial which explains, step by step, how this piece was made (link in the description under the image). Absolutely marvelous must-see.


02. Loveless - by Zoo-chan

There isn't much fanart of young Soubi that I have seen, but this isn't the only reason I am recommending this. The main reason is that this piece is beautiful. Soubi's expression shows this mix of hope-longing-disbelief I can imagine him feeling, and the way it's drawn is more than pleasing to the eye. It's soft, pretty, and it's young!Soubi - there should be more fanart like this.

03. Don't Say Goodbye - by prongsie

I am not recommending this piece because of style or execution, but because of the idea itself. This image plays with something you might have seen in the manga; a shadow-image of Seimei in the distance. This one, however, though based on that, plays with an entirely different concept by adding Ritsuka - also a shadow - to it. There is something different about this, something that makes it worth seeing, I believe.

04. Loveless - Soubi and Ritsuka - by xel-

What I like about this is the artist's style. This fanart doesn't try too hard to copy the style we know from the manga and anime; it is this artist's own way of drawing these characters, which adds a nice, unique feel to it.

05. Soft - by tsuki-no-akari

I shall only tell you this: Soubi, Ritsuka, and hair brushing. There isn't much else that needs to be said about this. Go, see for yourself.




Please note: The reviews are subjective. I recommend what I like. Overall quality is an important factor, but not necessarily the dominant one - quality, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. If you liked the story/fanart, make the author/artist happy and leave them a comment. Trust me, they will feel even more motivated to create more shiny fandom things for you to enjoy.

As always, if you read a story that you really liked, feel free to leave me a link to it here, or under any other post. Thanks. =)
Loveless :: Shiny Smile
30th-Mar-2006 04:41 pm - Recs by Kiyoshi. post 1.
Fanfiction Reviews

Sit On Stone, by shikishi
Pairing: Kio/Soubi
Rating: PG-13
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Love Hurts by Shinataku
Pairing: Soubi/Seimei mentioned; Soubi/Kio implied.
Rating: PG
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Brownies by Kyokutou.
Pairing: Soubi/Ritsuka
Rating: G
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Fanart Reviews

Ritsuka by Anniselle.
Without sounding overdramatic, this is probably one of the best drawings I have ever seen. It is a sketch of Ritsuka, around the age of . . . I suposse, fourteen or so? I love the lines of this drawing; how the limbs are drawn long and elegantly. The shading of his eyes are lovely too.

Ritsuka; Soubi, by Bosska_ak.
Her style of drawing Soubi and Ritsuka are a little different than what I normally like, but I think her pencil and shading ability is really quite impressive. I think it is the shading that really appeals to me. And the adorable subject matter as well; especially in #4.

Soubi & Ritsuka wallpaper by Shadow_room.
Now I have to confess, that this is not fanart. The reason I included this image is because I am in such awe by this girl's colouring skills, words fail me. She took a scanned image of Soubi and Ritsuka ( one that is just so imploring and emotional ) and coloured it beautifully. The colours are rich, the shading and highlights deep and dark. I actually have this wallpaper on my desktop. I do not know how anyone can resist this.



And so, that is my first lengthy and wordy review. Hope you all enjoyed. Expect more to come!
Oh yes, and I do realize that many of you may disagree with my opinions on the stories and that is ok. ^^ If you would like to discuss what you think differently about them in a comment, I do not mind. ^^ But if you do enjoy the stories reccomended here, please do tell the author! Authors live for comments.
[Calvin & Hobbes] --  Daydreaming
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01. Punish Me - by Trollopfop
[Soubi, Ritsuka] [warnings: spoilers]
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02. Bokeh - by Aluragayle
[Soubi, Ritsuka, Yuiko] [warnings: none]
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03. Just Soubi - by Kiyoshi
[Soubi/Ritsuka] [warnings: bondage]
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04. Release - by scribete
[Soubi/Ritsuka] [warnings: none]
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05. Polychromatic - by Aluragayle
[Kio/Soubi] [warnings: NC-17]
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06. Tabula Rasa - by shikishi
[Kio (Soubi/Kio, Soubi/Seimei mentioned)] [warnings: none]
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07. Monochrome - by Aluragayle
[Soubi/Kio] [warnings: none]
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08. Zero Tolerance - by Mousapelli
[Kio/Natsuo/Youji] [warnings: R. Threesome. Natsuo and Youji. Yes, they count as a warning]
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09. Shattered Pieces Taste so Sweet - by ix-tab
[Soubi/Ritsuka] [warnings: none]
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10. Candlelight -- by Chained Dove
[Soubi/Seimei] [warnings: none]
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Fanart

01. Loveless :: Searching by knightcat is a piece of fanart that I, personally, would take for original anime art. It will fool you, too. This piece is amazing. The lineart, the coloring, the composition.

02. Happy New Year - Ritsuka by junsui, with its pastel coloring and that touching gentleness, is one of my favorite Ritsuka pictures. Technically, you can nitpick to your heart's delight - but what is important in this picture is the mood. At the risk of being redundant, I'll say again that it's gentle, it's sweet, and the words the artist chose to put on it fit so well.

03. LOVELESS - .Frozen. by maeander is Soubi!fanart. But not just any Soubi!fanart. This one is marvelous. The pose, the coloring, and Soubi's very expression are pure beauty. See it. See it now.

04. Soubi x Butterfly by donotbotherme. I will admit that the only reason I mention this is because the idea of Soubi/butterfly, in that order, is hysterical. The fanart itself is, of course, not bad either. Black and white, Soubi.

05. Loveless: Forgotten Promise by katzouchka. Kat is insomnikat and if you haven't seen her icons yet, you should. But it's not icons I'm rec'ing here, but fanart - her fanart - that has Ritsuka, Seimei and Soubi in it. And it's gorgeous. A part of me really wants to see it in color, but then again, the way it is lends it the curious, dream-like quality. Make sure to read the description underneath. That's what I consider an important part of the overall work, as well.





Please note: The reviews are subjective. I recommend what I like. Overall quality is an important factor, but not necessarily the dominant one - quality, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. If you liked the story/fanart, make the author/artist happy and leave them a comment. Trust me, they will feel even more motivated to create more shiny fandom things for you to enjoy.

As always, if you read a story that you really liked, feel free to leave me a link to it here, or under any other post. Thanks. =)
Loveless :: Shiny Smile
27th-Mar-2006 11:43 am - Intro
Hello and welcome! :D

The purpose of this LiveJournal community is to maintain a list of good LOVELESS fanfiction and fanart. What you can find here are recommendations, but not only a list of stories and/or links to images. We will be writing reviews for every story we recommend (more or less detailed, depending), so that you know what you are going to read, should you trust our taste and give them a go.

It is a community and not a journal because when Rhea [enchanter ] started the community, she intended to invite others, every once in a while, to post their own recs. However, posting access is restricted; you do not need to join to read it, though if you want to, you are more than welcome. If you would like to join as a reviewer, please send an email to rhea_vigilant at hotmail.com with two example reviews, some info about you and how often you would like to post.

What kind of fanfiction/fanart do we rec?

Any rating, any pairing (also gen fics). enchanter does have a preference in regards to pairings in LOVELESS (that being Soubi/Kio), but this community will not say no to a good Soubi/Ritsuka fanfiction, for instance. Rhea: I will state right here that I do not tend to rec het fics, but if I stumble upon a really good one, I will by no means discriminate against it. I love well-done Seimei stories. I tend to be wary when it comes down to alternate universe, but again, it's all in the writing. Pre-series stories tend to be my favorites.

As for fanart, we do not prefer any one style or character. We rec what we like; our opinion is purely subjective, and we can only hope you will find what we enjoy to your liking, as well.

Feel free to point us towards good fanfiction and/or fanart. If you think you know a good story that we might like, leave a comment anywhere in the community with a link and a summary, and we will check it out. The only rule is that it has to be well-written. Good grammar and spelling are a must. It goes without saying that the characters must be... well... in character. =)


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