Author has written 8 stories for Card Captor Sakura, Captain Planet, Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, and Young Justice.
Gotta love the Spitfire pair in Young Justice. Artemis and Wally are too cute. You can't say there isn't something there :) (and thanks to the ending of season 1/season 2, we know there was!!)
Regarding my father's health: For those who read Holiday Hoax and know that my father was battling lung and bone cancer I'm sorry to report that he did end up passing away in April 2009 (I was actually in Japan at the time). He fought the good fight though, no one can say he didn't and now he's at peace. I am happy to report that I and my family are doing alright despite all the family deaths that occurred in a 3 yrs span and I thank everyone who sent their best wishes and/or condolences regarding my father. Thanks for caring :)
Progress of my fanfics
I cannot stress enough to those who read my works that they will ALL be finished at some point, so none of them are abandoned. I hate quitting things I've started so I never start something I will not finish, that's lamer than lame -_- Sometimes I get writers block, work gets cumbersome, or life gets hectic and I can't update as often as I'd like but I really try not to make my readers wait too long. Of course I'd rather wait to update something until I have a good idea rather than posting rubbish just so there is an update. Reviews are adored of course and a good review really does help push me to update sooner so if you want more of a story quick I suggest you review :)
Defying Destiny: This is a CCS Blue Seed crossover. I originally wrote this 9 years ago under the title All For the Fate of the World and it was deleted from this site while I was in the midst of writing the final chapter. Yeah, that sucked. Anyway I found the old floppy disk while moving out of my college apartment last year and got MOST of the chapters off of it (some wouldn't open unfortunately). So I decided to do a major overhaul and have rewritten and changed the story a lot. The first arc is completed at 10 chapters (the original story was only about 6 so I've added a lot). I'm currently working on chapter 11, the first chapter of the second arc. I strongly encourage those that liked this story the first time around to give it another go b/c I can assure you you won't be displeased! Status: hiatus
Holiday Hoax: Definitely my most popular CCS fanfic right now! It has the most reviews, the most alerts, the most favorites, and the most hits overall and per chapter! Wow! I hope you all enjoy the ending! :) Thanks so much for all the amazing support! This story still holds the record for most reviews for a single chapter (52 reviews for chap 9!) and has the most favorites at 167. Status: complete at 9 chapters
Learning to Love: This is an old one that I re-posted since it got deleted years ago. Although the writing isn't quite up to the standards of HH since this is much older, it is fully edited now. Status: complete at 9 chapters
Where Do We Go From Here?: This is also an old one I'm re-posting and it has one chapter to go and an epilogue. Now if I could just find the jump drive it's on . . . Status: complete but not fully posted. 1 chapter left to revise and post.
Us After This: This is one I started in the fall of '07. I haven't updated it in a while because I've been working on other fics since it's the least popular as of right now. Chapter 3 is almost done for those who are interested. It's looking like a pretty long chapter as of right now :) I was going to try and finish it recently but unfortunately I couldn't find the notebook it's in!! I did end up finding it (you don't know the places I had to dig through in my basement). Unfortunately the muse for that one had run off again by that time. Grrrr. Status: hiatus
Following Destiny: Chapter 9 is half way done. I have tons of ideas for this one but I'm having trouble flowing from one idea to another. I don't like rushing stories and I don't like jumping from idea to idea either so that's why it's taking me longer with this one. It's been difficult to come up with the "middle stuff" so to speak. I know where I want this story to go I'm just having trouble linking the events smoothly right now. :( Status: hiatus
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest:
A Jaded Secret: Chapter 6 is actually finished, but I just don't want to post it yet since I'm not fully satisfied. Sorry . . . I'd rather take forever to update over posting rubbish. I'm constantly trying to work on this chapter though so I can update it for you guys while keeping the plot and writing of high quality as so many of your wonderful reviews have claimed it to be :) For the most part I know where I want this story to go and I already have a sequel thought out :) However comments and suggestions are always welcome as with all my fics. Status hiatus but always on my mind!
Tangled Web: Currently working on chapter 15. Have 1/4 of it done. I also created a cover for it using photoshop. It's cool that ffnet now lets us put up pictures for our stories, it's just a shame they are so small =/ So, for those who are interested in seeing an enlarged version of the picture, I uploaded it to my Deviantart page. My name there is also SakuraJade :) Anyway, not sure how long it's going to be, but I do think I know where it's going at least lol No promises though, the mind is a strange thing @_@ This story has not only become the longest one to date that I've written, but it also has the most reviews, the most views, and the most alerts! Status: in progress!
I created a C2 community that has every CCS Holiday related fanfic I could find. Since there are so many I thought having a C2 community dedicated to those works would be a good idea. That way if anyone is in the mood for a holiday fic or likes to read holiday stories during the month of a specific holiday like me, they are easily accessible. I spent several hours searching through all the CCS holiday fics I could find but I'm sure I'm missing a couple. If you have any you have written or any that you have read that I don't have in my C2 please feel free to PM me about them so I can add them! The holiday being celebrated does not matter, it can be a Japanese holiday or a foreign one they don't celebrate in Japan (Birthday stories count as holiday fanfics in my opinion), the genre is irrelevant, all pairings are welcomed, and the rating can be K thru M. The only requirement is that the main theme or at least a big chunk of the main theme revolves around a holiday. As of right now I have stories for April Fools, just about everyone's birthday, Christmas, Easter, Father's Day, Fourth of July (surprisingly enough lol), Halloween, Mother's Day, New Year's, St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving (again, surprisingly lol), Valentine's Day, and White Day. Enjoy!
Works I've beta read for:
Aside from working on my own fics I've also done some beta reading for Wish-Chan's CCS fanfic The New Trials of Cardcaptor Sakura and Friends, so I've been diligently editing and refining (to an extent) that story :) It's a really LONG and in depth story (that is still in progress) so it's a cumbersome and daunting project but very worth it! It's an amazing story to say the least so anybody who loves CCS and S&S should check it out, although I recommend waiting until I've edited the chapters so you can enjoy a better read :) I'll put a note down here once all available chapters have been edited. It's going to take a while but I'm working on them as much as I can and it will be worth the wait!
I was beta reading Tsu Rai Ku for carpetfibers. It is also an amazing story (I hardly have to fix anything when I proof the chapters!), the plot is exciting, and the writing is fabulous! I highly recommend it! :) Unfortunately this story hasn't been touched in a while so it might have been dropped :( Darn shame, it was awesome.
I've also done some beta reading for The Clow. Yuuki seems to be weaving a very complex story from the seem of things, but it's also very long so I don't know if I'll be able to edit all the chapters unfortunately :(
Finally I picked up a Ranma fanfic as well titled Magnet by Enless. It seems like she's got a good plot going and her characterization of the characters seems to be in order as well. Unfortunately, her native language is not English, it's Spanish. And since she's working so hard to write a story in her SECOND language (you don't even know how much that impresses me!) I suggested maybe finding a beta reader whose first language is English so that her great story would read better. Well she asked if I'd do it so naturally I said I would lol Unfortunately I haven't heard from her in a long time now (over 2 years) so this story might have been dropped :(
I've also helped with a few chapters here and there for Thwarth's story Hippocrates. I'm so glad I've been able to help her out when she needed it b/c her story is absolutely FANTASTIC! It's definitely one of the greatest Ranma stories I've ever had the pleasure to read :)
Of course, with all this beta reading I'm doing I'm finding it hard to finish my own stories . . . lol But I'm glad I can help :)
Here's some information on me!
Pen name: SakuraJade Origin: Sakura is one of my favorite Japanese names (and the CCS character is one of my all time fav anime characters. Plus I love the flower, it's so pretty and it's pink, which is my favorite color). And I've always liked Jade (the stone and the name) so I figured I'd put them together and that was that.
Birthday: March 20, 1984
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Age: I was 17 when I posted my first story (which was a Ranma 1/2 one-shot that unfortunately got deleted) and I am currently 28. Wow, I've been an active member on this site for over 10 yrs!
State: I'm from NW Indiana, but have moved to IL (right outside Chicago) to be closer to my job. I do not like living here and would love to move back to NW Indiana if I could :(
Nationalities: English, Irish, French, German, Scottish, Norwegian, Welsh, and Italian.
Education: I have a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese (but I'm no where near fluent unfortunately =/ I am better than I give myself credit though it seems) with minors in Asian Studies, Women's Studies, and Sociology from Ball State University (obtained in July 2006), and a Master of Arts in Sociology with a certificate in Institutional Research also from BSU (obtained in May 2008). Phew, that's a mouthful, but it sounds more impressive than it really is I think . . .
Relationship Status: I recently got married to the love of my life on Oct 20, 2012! We've been together for 8 yrs :)
Favorite Animes and Mangas: I'm picky when it comes to anime. My main favorites are Ranma 1/2, Cardcaptor Sakura, UltraManiac, Saint Tail, Zero no Tsukaima (Zero's Familiar), Full Metal Panic!, and the dubbed version of Shin Chan on CN's Adult Swim, it's so wrong but so funny. My favorite mangas are Cardcaptor Sakura, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, xxxHolic, UltraManiac, Marmalade Boy, and Shinobi Life.
Favorite American Cartoons: I've always loved Captain Planet and The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest. They were my staple cartoons while growing up in the '90s. I think most of today's cartoons suck, but there are a few worth watching. Some more current cartoons on my list are Ben Ten Alien Force/Ultimate Alien, Generator Rex, and Young Justice (my favorite current one as of right now), all on Cartoon Network. Also Aqua Teen Hunger Force on CN's Adult Swim. It's so terrible it's great lol
Favorite Video Game: Definitely Final Fantasy VII (I like all the FFs really), although Squaresoft's Kingdom Hearts is a very close second.
Music: I listen to a LOT of J-pop. I love Ayumi Hamasaki, Hikaru Utada, Do As Infinity, and V6 to name a few. I also listen to a lot of American pop/dance music too. Despise country, blah . . .
Job: I am an Import Specialist for Quality Customs Brokers Inc. in Chicago. Basically, I fill out the paperwork necessary to get imported goods past US Customs. I also do some of the accounting.
Funny Fact: I name my electronic devices lol My PC is Sakura, my laptop is Fuyuki, my DS is Ithica, my iPod is Midori (b/c it's green and midori is Japanese for green), my Kindle is Delfina, and my PSP is Shinobi lol
Phew, that was a lot! lol I hope you enjoyed what you decided to read! Want to know anything else? Feel free to PM me and ask! If anyone has a facebook and wants to be friends PM me about it :)
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