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Old 03-15-2017, 07:07 AM   #1
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Extraordinary Times by Kenchi618 - M - X-Men

Title: Extraordinary Times
Author: Kenchi618
Rating: M
Genre: OC
Status: WIP (132K words atm)
Library Category: -
Pairings: -
Summary: The life of a young mutant is perilous enough on its own. Follow the experiences of a student entering the hallowed halls of the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, learning just what it takes and what it means to count himself as one of a race that is feared and targeted by many. Welcome to the X-Men, Bellamy Marcher - Hope you survive the experience.
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1187414...ordinary-Times

So, I saw Logan this weekend. I've never been into the comics/super hero thing before, but I rather liked the movie so I figured I'd give the fandom a try.

Since I'm not familiar with the universe anyways, giving an OC story a try could serve as an introduction to it, yeah? So, this fic was exactly what I was looking for beforehand and it had tons of favorites and follows. Read on!

(If this fic was mentioned in almost recommended or something, I couldn't find it but you have my apologies)

Onto the story then; young guy discovers he has powers, meets some Friends (of Humanity, I'm sure you guys are more familiar with them then I am), gets rescued by X-men and goes off to the institute. Cue trouble and bonding.

Not terribly original you say? I'd have to concede the point. However, it's all well written, and the protagonist is so damn likeable man. You don't even know how likeable this guy is. You're two chapters in and you're thinking, we'd be BFF's for sure if we went to school together. And it's not just the protagonist either. Obviously, the institute is a great place to design your own characters, but they're not just a a bunch of blank slates with cool mutant powers. I'm sure the teacher cast will be familiar to everyone who's ever read an X-men comic, but I can't speak to their characterization. The other kids though, they have their own personalities and they all feel real, which is hard because the author introduces a bunch of them.

So far the action scenes themselves have been good enough I guess, but the way there felt contrived to me. That's the one negative I'll leave you guys.

For me, this has been a great read and the last update was last week, so the story is alive and kicking. Definately give it a try if you like the fandom or, like me, you've seen Logan and are willing to give it a try. 4.5/5

Jarizok out. (Yes, the author does that in his ANs. I'm sure those of you who've read his Naruto/Bleach fics will know. Unless he doesn't do it there, I sure as hell don't know, I don't touch the stuff.)
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:06 PM   #2
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It's a Kenchi fic. Anyone who's read one will know what they're getting before they go in. That said, this and Less Than Zero are probably his best stories. They still tend to get bogged down with references to other series, but are overall very enjoyable if you're the kind of person who's seen Gurren Laggan 10 times and played all the Metal Gear games. Otherwise, you'll find your mileage may vary.

4.5/5 from me
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:27 AM   #3
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I enjoy the story as well. The main character seems to have Bishop like powers. I am not sure how i feel about the first person perspective though.

I also think less than zero is one of his best stories, it too bad it is not updated regularly anymore.

4/5
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:05 AM   #4
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Title needs X-Men, or something similar, in it. The format for Other Review Board is slightly different:

 
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Thread Titles:







Oh how we love titles. Poetic ones. Bland ones. Eccentric ones that make you question the authors morals/ethics/sanity. Just titles. Use them. Like this:

[Story Title] By [Author] - [Rating] - [Fandom]

Ex: Derper Than Herp by DerpTheUnherply - M - Herpy Derper

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So. You want to submit stories to the DLP library. You think your tastes are refined enough for sharing with DLP. I can say you're wrong but we both know you wont listen. So at least do us the courtesy of making it easy for us to follow and know what the balls you are talking about.

Please? I mean look at all the hard work we do for you ungreatful assholes. Give something back. Follow the format:

Title: [I am a super creative example title!]
Author: [You aren't as cool as this guy.]
Rating: [Censorship Hooo! Movie and Fanfic rating systems accepted.]
Genre: [What is it? Action? Drama? Romance? TELL ME NOW]
Status: [Is it done? Is the guy still working on it?]
Fandom: [Whats the sauce, Captain? Naruto? Star Wars?]
Pairings: [Who's fucking who? This does not include friendships or mentors.]
Summary: [Don't create one. Use the one posted on the sauce, be it Patronuscharm, or be it Fanfiction.net]
Link: [Where can we find it? And for god sakes, link the first chapter.]
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Title needs X-Men, or something similar, in it. The format for Other Review Board is slightly different:

 
Woopsie, right you are. Can I do that myself or will I need mod assistance?
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You'll need mod assistance, I'm pretty sure. @Palindrome ?
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