Author has written 34 stories for Kirby, Codename: Kids Next Door, Half-Life, Witch Hunter Robin, Ever 17, Last Exile, Fable, Naruto, Justice League, Harry Potter, Bone, Book of Eli, Young Justice, Hunger Games, Gunnerkrigg Court, Batman Begins/Dark Knight, Person of Interest, NCIS, Burn Notice, X-Men: The Movie, Myst/Riven, 30 Rock, Hugo, Lord of the Rings, Discworld, Ender's Game series, Blue Bloods, Sherlock, and Criminal Minds.
My name is actually a mistake. It's supposed to be a fat noble thane in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Problem is, his name is actually "Athalstane." I only heard Ivanhoe on audiobook, so I had no idea when I started this account. But it's still a cool name, so I've kept it. I use it everywhere, in fact, so if you run into an Afalstein on another site, it's probably me.
I have no particular fandom I fixate on. I've written a number on Naruto, true, but I've written more on Codename: Kids Next Door, and tons of little ones on obscure games/books/shows that no one even knows about. Anyone who follows my Xanga account knows that I'm constantly reviewing things from all corners of media. So if you're planning to watch me, keep in mind that you're going to get a mixed bag.
My most popular story is "Connecting the Dots," a DC/Naruto crossover. I'm pretty proud of that one, but it took such an enormous amount of time and energy that I'm pretty sure I'll never do anything like it again. I DO have an idea for a sequel, but it's unlikely to materialize, as I have TONS of potential story ideas and if I tried to write them all I'd never get anything done.
But here is one I'd really like to see done, so I'm putting it out as a story challenge.
Marvel/Naruto Crossover: Section 11
The Marvel heroes (X-men or Avengers) run across the top-secret Japanese military branch Section 11, code-named Konoha. This section can either be a black-ops prison setup, like Colonel Wraith's facility for mutants, or a simple SHIELD setup where heroes hide out from the judgmental multitude. If you'd rather, you can skip the government idea and make "Konoha" a self-sustaining community hidden underground.
These are no longer ninjas, they're mutants/heroes. Naruto can still be a demon host (they have those in the Marvel Universe), but the Kyuubi is just a demon. Ino is a straight-up telepath. Neji and Hinata just have wierd vision and the ability to target internal organs. Gaara controls sand. No chakra is involved.
Characters: Anyone outside of Lee and Tenten (the normals) can be in this team. (If you really want Lee and Tenten in the story, they should be outside Vigilantes... the Batman and Punisher of Japan.) The leader can be Kakashi, Danzou, or Sarutobi. If you go with the independent community, it can even be Naruto. Anyone from the Marvel Universe can be involved, though because this IS a government thing, SHIELD should probably be involved at some point. Lady Deathstrike, Silver Samurai, Ronin, and Iron Fist are all good characters from Asia who could be used.
Pairings: Anything but Yaoi. I prefer NaruHina but I'm flexible.
Connect Sarutobi with Aramaki, the leader of Section 9 from the Ghost in the Shell series (they're twins. I swear).
Sakura is somehow part of the Japanese government's plan to reproduce the Hulk... or at least Dr. Samson. Her power is related to her hair.
Naruto or Sasuke is involved with Apocalypse.
Neji and Hinata are Twins, not cousins.
Wolverine was at one point part of Section 11. Just because Wolverine has worked for every government and doesn't remember it at all.
That's the challenge, knock yourself out with it. This is partly GrumpyWinters fault. He asked me to come up with ideas for a Marvel/Naruto crossover, and I came up with several more than he wanted. I really like this idea, but I really don't have the time to start another crossover, and I'd be interested to see what other people do with it. If you do try it, please credit me, not necessarily in the summary but at least in the author's notes. Oh, and let me know that you're taking it on too. I want to watch.
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