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Hamster. Gentleman adventurer. ([personal profile] benedict) wrote in [community profile] yuletide2017-09-13 06:02 pm

Praise! Your! Fandoms! Get others interested!

Hey, everyone! It's Praise Your Fandom time!

Get people into your canon! Tell them what's awesome about it!

Tell them where to find it!

Tell them ALL ABOUT IT!

Please use this format:

<b>Fandom/Canon Name:</b>
<b>What's awesome about it:</b>
<b>Where to find:</b>

Thank you and have a great yuletide!

(ALSO: Please feel free to ask for specific recs too! Like post a thread going 'hey I'm looking for canons with bisexual leads' or something!)
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[personal profile] ideallyqualia 2017-09-13 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)

Fandom/Canon Name: Magical Girl Raising Project

What's awesome about it: Magical girls! Intriguing plots and page turning twists! This is a very tiny fandom with few people contributing to it. The anime only has 12 episodes, and there are currently 3 books fan-translated (personally I read them within a few days on my first read through). Yen Press is officially translating it, but they've only translated the first book so far. Here's a brief twitter thread summing up the girls with photos in case that piques interest. The way this series handles plot is so amazing imo that it inspired me to actually learn how to outline. Each book/arc succumbs to a game that becomes a fight to the death (personally it reminds me of Danganronpa), but throughout the series, the arcs drift more to plots that are more morally grey and resemble war with no right or wrong sides (at least, that's the feeling I get from later arcs, but later arcs haven't been translated yet in a way that the fandom can agree on, so I'm not linking that). Each magical girl receives a special power, and that power is their one magic, no matter how incredibly specific or quirky it is. The way the girls fight with these bizarre powers (and trust me, it gets BIZARRE; there's one obscure spinoff with a girl who has the magic to bring drawings of sheep to life) is so creative and clever that it's honestly hard to predict what happens next. Off the top of my head, two of the girls are canonically in love, and some relationships/friendships between other girls are up to interpretation, so if you're interested in shipping, there's definitely potential there. Because of the existence of magical powers and twists, there's also easy room for writing plotty fics/gen, too. And if you're into gore/death/angst, well, this is definitely in your ballpark. I never even liked gore/death/angst before this series came along. (Crueltide anyone? I've never done crueltide before, but this fandom has made me change my mind.) On the other hand, it's also easy to write fluff for this series, surprisingly.

Where to find: Crunchyroll and Reddit Translation of light novels.

TW for death, gore, transphobia, and suicide.
Edited 2017-09-15 02:30 (UTC)

(Anonymous) 2017-09-27 04:06 am (UTC)(link)
Is this for the manga or anime? I think I saw some characters not from the anime in the nominations, and now I'm confused.
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[personal profile] ideallyqualia 2017-09-27 04:23 am (UTC)(link)
Oh crap, I forgot to specify that this is for the light novel series. I mentioned the anime, but I consider that supplemental to the light novels, which came out first. Some of the characters nommed under the anime tag in yuletide don't actually appear in the anime; the anime only covers the first light novel (incorrect nomming maybe?). I'm not aware of any manga content.
Edited 2017-09-27 04:25 (UTC)

(Anonymous) 2017-09-27 05:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I saw manga style art on a wiki so that must have confused me into thinking it was a manga. But if there's a link to the translated short novels then I don't think it will be a problem unless the nominated characters don't appear as far as the translation. Someone might want to message the mods to help them sort the light novel and anime characters separately, but only if the characters don't reoccur in both the light novel and anime.
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[personal profile] ideallyqualia 2017-09-27 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah the art style in the wiki looks like it could be from a manga but that's really the art from the light novels. I'll check the characters and let the mods know.