tip: katekyou "alternate universe" sort:>words
Thank you so much for filling my prompt! I really enjoyed this Team 8, Shino-centric piece. For some reason - maybe the bug factor? - people don't really write for him much, even though he's such an interesting character. I liked the team dynamics and I loved seeing Shino do some solo work. Again, thank you. I appreciate the work that went into this lovely piece and it made my heart glad to see all the Shino goodness.
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I had a lot of fun with your prompt. You're right - Shino doesn't get a lot of attention. (It's like how Naruto couldn't recognize him when he first came back from the timeskip. Poor Shino). I wonder if it's because he's quieter and undemonstrative, so it's harder to focus on him and it's easy to lose him in ensemble pieces. Plus, canon doesn't tell us much about him, so there's less to work with. I don't know if you've seen them, but the two Shino-centric pieces I've liked are Bug Eyed Freak (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1589490/1/Bug-Eyed-Freak) and Compatibility (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5464216/1/Compatibility).
Oh thank you so much for the reading suggestions! I have to admit, I've mostly read stories with him paired with either Hinata or Tenten (I love The Middle Ground), so I have not read either of those yet (though Bug-Eyed Freak has been on my 'to read' list for a couple weeks).