Author has written 13 stories for Naruto, Kim Possible, Teen Titans, Harry Potter, and ElfQuest.
Things About Myself
I appreciate review like most authors do. Unlike a few authors I have seen, I will never hold my story hostage to get more of them. I write for my own enjoyment and not for the praise of others. I prefer critical responses to anything else. In truth, the thing that gets me glad about my posts is the fact that people think it is good enough to read so for that I thank all my readers.
On My Writing
I write for my own enjoyment. I am an amateur and as such my formatting, punctuation and style are far from perfect. I have learned from a previous attempt to write and post online that if I fall to pressure to produce the quality of my writing suffers. The Muse strikes when it will and forcing myself to keep up a tight schedule takes away the enojyment of the process.
Important: A writer going by Lotu'ika has requested permission to use situations I created in my story 'Naruto: Captured'. I have given my permission for this usage so no one report her on it. I asked her to simply give me credit for the original idea.
01/15/2013 Several month of unemployment have taken their toll on my writing but as of today I can sincerely say, "I got a yob again!' (misspelling intentional). The job search and stress involved left me with many frustrated nights and lack of inspirations. but the eye is back to 95% and the rest of the bod working within expected tolerances. My Naruto stories have not grown enough to post new chapters but I hope to remedy that soon as I have numerous ideas scratched down on papers while waiting to see people in offices.
06/22/2012 A health issue came up that required surgery on my eye or end up losing my vision in that particular oculus. Naturally, I opted for the surgery. Bad timing to have this happen but life is not fair. I persevere and am still around as I try to find my muse. So far it is not hiding anywhere I have looked but I know it will be in the last place I look.
03/30/2012 I am trying to keep writing but I find worry about too many other things is hindering that. Writing is a way to relax for me but I will not simply force myself to do so if the fun is not there. I still fully intend to finish everything I started but it is slow. I am experimenting with other non Naruto items to see if I can find my muse once more
03/09/2011 More setbacks. My job is still in jeopardy as the construction business is almost non existant locally and the company is on the verge of closing completely. Not a good combination for inspiration. I try to force it but I am never satisfied with the results. Some ideas still move and I will keep trying to write. Please be patient.
04/21/2010 My writing has suffered many setbacks since I last updated this page. Personal issues and work issues always seem to find a way to interfere with my love of writing. But, writing fanfiction does not pay the bills so it is always a secondary concern. WBIF is nearly 10 months without an update at this point but I am working on it. I estimate a few more chapters on that before I mark it as complete with a sequel in the works already and hopefully started to post by the end of the year. 'Captured' has really taken off as far as popularity and that one has become my primary story. Continuing 'Runaway Hokage' has lost a lot of steam on my part but I have ideas sketched out. I must admit I broke my own self imposed rules on that one. I began it without a clear idea of where I would take it
A few stories I have at the bottom of my Favorites are high quality ones but never quite finished or abandoned by their authors. I do hope that they can take care of them one way or the other. They are too good to remove from my Favorites.
Things I like in HP fanfiction
Well written stories that have a good plot and keep good faith to canon. The ones that stray too far off should at least say AU or the point where the story moves off of canon. Terrible fanon tropes and unlikely pairings are never contemplated.
Stories that are kept within the realm of believable within the universe they are set in. For example, nothing will make me hit the back button faster than Harry finding he has more gold in a vault than Ft. Knox sitting untouched for centuries.
My Harry Potter snippets (01/15/2013)
I will freely admit I am a H/Hr fan in spite of the obvious non-canon of it. I want to attribute Hermione's shift away from Harry after OotP as a combination of Harry's lack of expressed interest in her along with her life threatening injury in the MoM battle. She settled for second best as did Harry.
I have considered APWBD as the equal a Dark Lord of the worst kind. His history in DH only confirmed that view.
My snippets normally poke fun at the tropes most fanfiction use and in some fashion end up being H/Hr in the end
My Pledge of writing my Naruto stories (09/22/2009)
-I will never have Naruto abused and beaten like a rabid animal. That is simple laziness as a writer and is not supported by canon in manga or anime.
-I will never hold my chapters hostage for any reason. I might take some time to get new ones out but that is due to non writing causes.
-A character's sex will never change to be something other than how canon has it.
--(Mar 09, 2011) It was pointed to me that my story 'Split' violates this pledge but I feel the spirit of the pledge has not been violated as it is a plot device, not a true rewrite as a character being the wrong sex)
-No characters will be gay unless they are written that way by their creator. Lack of evidence for heterosexual behavior does not constitute being gay.
-Kakashi is NOT an incompetant idiot.
-The Kyuubi will be addressed as 'kitsune' (fox) by Naruto. 'Kyuubi' (Nine Tails) is its title, not its name. In my writing when people refer to it, it will be as 'the Kyuubi'.
Ridiculus Things I Dislike in Naruto fanfiction:
-100 laps around Konoha would be over 500 miles, a tad long for a warmup, don't you think
-People fighting at top form immediately after they drop their weights for the first time. You need to practice with no weight at some point to have any ability at all without it
-People that put 'My summary sucks but the story is really good' or something similar on the summary box. If you have enough confidence to post it, show faith it your ability to sell it to people
-People that stop or remove stories simply because they are getting no reviews or bad reviews. If you are writing simply to get good reviews, you are doing this for the WRONG reason. Fanfiction is not about what people say about it. It is about you loving what you are writing. You cannot tell if a story is liked until the 4th or 5th chapter and you keep getting hits on the new additions. Even then, 99 percent of readers will not review your work. If they read it, that is the measure of your success. Not what they send back to you in a review.
-Mpreg. Um, yeah. See Biology 101. If it gets pregnant that means it is female. So sorry some people are confused on that point.
My views on Naruto's world
The village of Konoha is a military base, not a town that has a lot of ninja living there. Any non military stuff there came about simply because the families need things too.
The Hokage is in charge. There are advisors and clan heads giving advice.
Sasuke is a villian along with all other Uchiha and will always be written as such. Canon Sasue is not redeemable in spite of Naruto's pipe dream of bringing him home.
My view on Naruto himself
Canon views on Naruto show him being small, undernurished and fairly clueless in the begining. He was not being beaten or abused. He was being shunned and/or ignored by most of the villagers and any ninja that did not have to deal with him. His orange jumpsuit, his pranks and his shouting all stem from his desire to get attention and have his existance acknowledged. Neglected, most certainly. Ignorant in terms of knowledge and practicing proper behavior but he is likely aware of how to behave and has shown it in canon.