|Saigo no Hajime|
Author has written 7 stories for Bleach.
IMPORTANT NOTE: :sigh: Once again, I am really really sorry about not writing/updating anything for so long! Despite having restored my interest in Bleach, I've continued to have major writer's block on all of my stories. Plus, I'm researching Graduate Schools and studying for the GRE exam, which has been taking up a huge amount of my time. Add that to taking on extra hours at work, and I'm left with a complete lack of free time to even attempt to write. I am not abandoning anything, and I still fully intend to add to all of my collections and to write Laying Foundations (the sequel to Restructuring Life). But I'm afraid that it's likely to be some time before anything gets posted. By this point, there's a good chance many people have given up on me and won't read this. To those of you who are still waiting for me, you have my deepest apologies for the continued delays.
About me: I'm an obsessive reader(fantasy genre & manga)/watcher of anime/tv/movies. I'm a part-time librarian applying to graduate school with a computer science major. I'm fascinated by languages and am learning how to speak Japanese. I dislike social activities and prefer solitude most of the time. I HATE speaking aloud in front of groups. Um...well, I guess I'll add more as I think of it.
Favorites (in no particular order):
Favorite Books/Authors: Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Dragonriders of Pern, Tamora Pierce
Favorite TV Shows: The Sentinel, Due South, X-Files, Star Trek (especially Voyager), Stargate SG-1, Farscape, X-Men, X-Men: Evolution
Favorite Movies: X-Men, Transformers, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Secret Garden, Sound of Music, almost all Disney animation
Favorite Anime/Manga: Bleach (current obsession), Naruto, HunterXHunter(manga, haven't seen anime yet), YuYu Hakusho, Fruits Basket, Digimon
Favorite Pairings: Bleach - IchiRuki, IshiHime, HitsuHina, HitsuMatsu; Naruto - Naruto/Hinata; Harry Potter - Harry/Ginny; Lord of the Rings - Aragorn/Arwen, Faramir/Eowyn
Least Favorite Pairings: Bleach - IchiHime (I love Orihime a lot, but she does NOT fit with Ichigo), AizenXanybody(Ick!); Any pairing that contradicts canon (unless there is a VERY good reason, for example, one member of the canon pairing dies in an AU and the other has to move on.)
I generally enjoy slash, provided it's written respectfully, since there is nothing wrong with 2 males or 2 females loving each other, and I enjoy seeing that other people agree with me on that issue. I only have a problem with it (or any romance) when it contradicts canon. In other words, if a character has a straight relationship in canon, DO NOT put that person in a gay relationship. (AragornXLegolas anyone? I mean, Aragorn stayed in love with Arwen for over 60 years before finally being allowed to marry her, he is most definitely straight!)
My favorite type of story is the friendship fic. Certain friendships can be closer than even brothers/sisters or lovers, without needing blood ties or romantic involvement to complicate it, and there is nothing more satisfying than reading about that. In terms of friendship pairings like this, I have too many favorites to list. In fact, I would say that anytime this sort of close friendship can be depicted without veering into romance, I end up liking it, regardless of the characters involved.
About Reviews: I can't get enough of them! Don't ever think something like, "Oh, he/she has so many reviews already, there's no way they need more," because it's not true! I have this funny little picture of us fanfic authors being like the writing equivalent of musicians who perform on street corners. If you listen to the music and enjoy it, it's common courtesy to drop a coin or two in their instrument case, right? Only for us authors it's reviews in our inbox. :) Of course, sometimes you don't have the time or the energy to do it, and I can understand that. But if you want to thank the author for giving you a piece of enjoyable writing, giving a review is an excellent way of doing it! That's especially if you're giving constructive criticism. That helps us authors improve our work, which is the whole point of being on the site!
About Requests: Twice now, I've written a one-shot I believed to be complete, and immediately received requests via review/story alert to continue. If you send a signed review, I will always respond, and if you mentioned further chapters, I will let you know my answer. For those who either don't sign their reviews (or don't have accounts), or who use alerts without reviewing, you won't be getting a personal response from me. Instead, I'll put every story I've written, along with whether they are complete or not, in a list here in my profile. So, without further ado:
My Stories with Update Status:
Introspections With Chad:
A First Time For Everything:
Brothers By Experience:
Through the Eyes of a General:
The Reincarnation Chronicles:
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