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Author has written 13 stories for Total Drama series, Kingdom Hearts, 1984, Gurren Lagann, Code Geass, Toradora!, Kimi ni Todoke/君に届け, and Touhou Project.
Pictured: My reaction when I'm doing anything.
My pen name is RandomNumbers523156, because I never understood the logic of putting random numbers in the end of the nickname. And I cleaned up my profile.
In a nutshell: male, Brazilian, O, Baptist Christian, but likes to take a pluralistic approach to economics and politics, Black Magic-cough, I mean, Economics grad student. I also write stories, but I'm more of a guy who likes to play he's writing stories. Actually I'm too old to be here, I should have gotten a job, but whatever, I have my reasons. Nah, I love to be here! And I actually have a job.
Works of RandomNumbers5231156:
Kingdom Hearts: Heather’s Story– This fanfic was based on an idea: “Can I turn Heather, an obvious villain into a hero?” With this in mind, I decided to write this story, also it’s because I saw that there was a lot of people writing Kingdom Hearts remakes. Looking today, I still don’t regret writing this fic, but there are so many things wrong especially in the beginning (I had the damned Cartoon X-overs mentality back then) that the only reason I don’t delete the story it is because I made some good pals while writing it, so to respect them I won’t delete it. Though by the end, the story really gets better, the final battle was beta’ed by HVK and it’s one of the most awesome things I’ve ever written! My surprise that even received a recommendation on TVTropes.
I was writing a fic with the theme "What if Ezekiel never joined TDI?" named Prairie Boy? Whose Prairie Boy?. This idea came to me while reading some things from chaos theory. Ezekiel is one of the most interesting characters because of fanfiction, so what would happen if he never joined TDI. However it is discontinnued, because I tried to return to it and I saw that the way I wrote was... bad... I mean, I've improved so when I attempted to finish it again, I couldn't do it. So I had to discontinue it.
But now my main fanfic is Tengen Toppa Gurren Solvernia. The premise is quite simple, just an exchange of places between Simon and Nia, with her as the protagonist, born in Jiha and having Kamina as her Big Brother and Simon born to Lordgenome. It starts following canon closely but after the first arc it evolves to its own story. I’m having so much fun writing it, I can even grasp how much fun the original authors had while writing and animating TTGL. It has a and a !
Now I’m starting another crossover, Touhou and Kingdom Hearts, Key to a Heartful Promise. Recently I’ve been into Touhou and after finishing Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance I wanted to write a fic having Riku as the main character and in a forum, I said: “Why not pair Riku and Flandre?” Since few of these crazy ideas actually see the light, I decided to show the light to this idea (and don’t worry, it’s not a romantic fic, the idea of friendship between the two really caught my interest). It’s still in the beginning, but I really want to write it, and write as a light-hearted take on Gensokyo, because I saw that it’s too easy to write Touhou darkfic (but writing good darkfic it’s still as hard as writing good fics), but it’ll still have dark parts, because it’s KH and Touhou.
Life and Death of Mr. Coconut: my first and probably most successful fic (in reviews/chapter ratio).
Bus Stop: A friendship fic between Harold and Heather that I enjoyed to write.
Big Brother's Paradise: a poem for 1984.
The Festival: just a cracky one-shot for an idea for a Code Geass fic that I will never write.
Summary: An attempt at a romantic fic for Simon and Nia. I took inspiration from , by TobuIshi on dA.
Show Your Smile: It’s more of an experimental fic, for Toradora! And Kimi ni Todoke, I guess it’ll remain as oneshot. Or is it?
Tips for writers
Well, I included this section because of individual experience, and that's just my opinions, I found reasonable.
Including lots and lots of swearing, DOES NOT make your fic more mature. Especially when the source material doesn't have swearing. You know why: lots of swearing makes you look like more a 14-years old gangsta wannabe that swears in Halo 3, because his characters dies after a shot in the back, when said character was grenade-spamming one side and forgetting how to play properly. The most mature people I've encountered NEVER swore (or at least never in public, but those people are trustful). THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GRIMDARK AND GRIMDERP (I just discovered this word, isn't it fabulous?).
Writing romantic one-shots is harder than looks. DON'T jump to the action without development, it's bland.
TVTropes is a good site, but it's not a good idea to use entries without restrain, there is occasions it's acceptable, but it's better avoid.
Lampshade (almost) always works.
Wish fulfillment is a MEANS, not an END.
Author appeal is acceptable, but CONTROL it, people don't think alike.
Wikias are there to help, use it.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, know what you are doing, even if it's a crackfic. Take a look on books like On Writing to have good ideas (you can download the book in this link, I don't know how copyright laws of Russia works, by the way). Remember: COPYPASTE is your friend!
Favorite anime, with commentary and recommendations (the selection is biased, because when I was younger I didn't think things like I think today):
Captain Tsubasa - Supercampeões! What kind of Brazilian would I be if I didn't quote this anime?
Code Geass - History has always been one of my favorite subjects and alternate history is always interesting, and Code Geass is world history with the stuff only Japanese people can put. The show is very enjoyable, but in R2 every episode from 19 to the end was... twisting, perhaps not in the best term of the world, but I enjoyed nonetheless. But this could easily be a show to watch only to read fanfics, they do have few of the best fics in the site.
[C] - The Money and Soul of the Possibility - my degree in Economics finally is good for something: to enjoy CARDGAMES ON ECONOMICS! Serious, the creator of this series show a lot of work here, creating a very interesting fictional environment, how to portray an economic crisis with a lot of imagination. The interactions between Yoga and Msyu are very interesting (there will be a lot of Y/M fanfics, but they're not a couple).
Dragon Ball Z - Who doesn't remember of this show? It's actually pretty good when it's not being fillerific. Recently it started to rerun and I remember why I didn't watch all episodes when I was younger.
Evangelion - This was a show I've always wanted to watch. To tell the truth, I like all that psychological stuff. How ironic to think on Rei, what she really is, but, even so, she's one of my favorite characters, because, in spite all her probations, she still keeps her humanity. And then people die.
Gurren Lagann - Serious this is the most awesome show I saw. Basically, most stories have the plot of the good guys defeating the bad guys, but TTGL takes this to the very extreme, giving almost everything the plot can be and then they overdo themselves in Lagann-hen. I can't do justice.
Medabots - A very entertaining series, with robot battles. The humor was very interesting and it's fun to remember.
Monster - What TTGL is for awesomeness, Monster is for characterization. The plot is how Dr. Tenma must pursue a monster he saved, without knowing who he really was, but every single character is multi-dimensional, even if they appear for one episode. It's also different from everything because it's a seinen, instead of a shonen, and the plot gets more intriguing and mature, but IT WAS DONE RIGHT! And as a last note: people who ship Johan with anyone, GO GET A PSYCHIATRIST, YOU FREAKS, YOU HAVE PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES! That guy is THE monster! And this wasn't a joke, I meant every word of the previous phrase, if I offend you, that's too bad.
Pokémon (Kanto and Orange Island, but I'm enjoying Sinnoh) - Other show that everybody remembers. I lost the pace far long ago, but it's enjoyable. Four words: Ash as Mr. Mime.
Samurai X - Because it's Samurai X in Brazil. I'd like to have watched that anime today, it's simply very good, with all the intrigues, developments, story overall!
Other anime I liked: Gundam Wing, Digimon (I can't read Digimon fanfics due to the naming convention; who is Yamato? Then I discovered he was Matt), Sakura Card Captors, Hamtaro, Excel Saga (only watched three episodes, I think it was funny), FLCL (not much really, it's too hyped, but it's okay), Monster Rancher. To tell the truth I am not an otaku, I'm far away from being one, but those are what I like; it's too hard to get good anime in Brazil, so I prefer western animation, also because there are more shows with negative continuity, so I don't need to concern about losing an episode. But recently not even this I'm watching.
Favorite cartoons, with commentary.
Batman: The Brave and The Bold - The writing for the series is okay but when they try to be awesome, they succeed! At first I never saw myself watching this show, but it's really good, with the great number of characters and the best musical episode ever, with the Music Meister, the Bat-Lightsaber and the Bat-Mecha.
Codename: Kids Next Door - Where do they get that stuff? Most of the most awesome things in the show are created from scratch and that's simply glorious!
Ed, Edd and Eddy - I believe you must already noticed that I like non-sense humor and the Eds are just masters in this department.
Megas XLR - Oh, the predecessor of TTGL, that was an awesome show! It's a pity that it has few fanfics.
Penguins of Madagascar - A funny spin-off of the movie; it gives me impression that the writers are tropers, but it's just impression, but the humor is fine.
Total Drama Island - Is my favorite show, primary fandom in this site and what introduced me to fanfiction. Actually that's what attracted me to fanfiction. The characters I like most are Harold, Heather, Beth, Chef (yes, I love the way he "intervenes" in the show), Geoff (but OLD Geoff) and Sierra but, in overall, I like everyone. I used to like more in the past, but today there's too much shipping fics with doubtful quality and those "submit your OC", which, with theoreticals rare exceptions, DON'T WORK!
Other cartoon I like: There is so many, like most of the ancient CN cartoons, Courage: The Cowardly Dog, Sheep in the Big City, Mike, Lu and Og, Samurai Jack in Nickelodeon, SpongeBob (only the first seasons), Invader Zim (I read some fanfics, but I never managed to watch more than 10 episodes), and from other producers, classic Looney Tunes, Disney, Woodpecker, Mr. Magoo, Tom and Jerry, Rocky and Bullwinkle those who everyone likes and the more recents like, Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Duck Dodgers (once I showed that Duck Dodgers is the antichrist), Justice League, Static Shock, Scooby Doo (the classic and What's New). Besides that, also the CGI of Shadow Raiders, Beast Wars, Action MAn, Dan Dare, Donkey Kong. And there is much, much more.
Shippings: After reading and trying to understand the vast diversity of opinions, and watching funny flame wars, ridiculous sobbing, I reached a conclusion: I don't care with pairings. Don't misunderstand me, I like to read stories with pairings, but, for me there's no real preference. These kind of opinions are created by spontaneous order (browse Wikipedia, although not a bad thing, in most of the time) processes. For me, the most important is that the pairing should have development, stories like "X meets Y, 'Hi', 'Hi', 'Lets make out'" are lame. One good example is EzekielxHeather from Total Drama Comeback: I loved the way how The Kobold Necromancer worked every brick of their relationship, which is COMPLETELY unfeasible in canon. Nonetheless, it remains one of the features of his fic (which is one of the best of the entire site, by the way). For me, it doesn't matter whoxwho, but howxhow, it's just that some are harder than others. Ah, and there's no such thing as OTP.
Well, I used to have my favorite ships, but you know what? I grew over it. Which doesn’t mean I lost interest in romantic fics, it’s just that people care way too much about shipping, it’s something that distances me from fandoms like Adventure Time. If you’re interested, send me a message.
Fanfiction Failure Metarules for Writers - Copied from Ozzallos; I found it to be very interesting, also check out , although I reserve myself the right to disagree on some aspects, he really should be listened, because I also failed at some aspects that I found to be relevant.
Things to look out for as an author to help you win more than fail at fanfiction.
Fanfiction Failure Metarule #1-- Readers will absolute love a completed work but will invariably pick apart and inadvertently attempt to destroy it if given a hand in its creation. Be especially wary of open forums in this regard. Either have a healthy self image or screen your pre-readers carefully to avoid this failure. [Addendum: This is something that concerns me because everyone its own understanding of how a fic works, so someone with the best of the intentions can not be enough and that was where I failed, I must even apologize if someone who is reading this I tried to interfere in your fic, because it made sense for me and that's where the problem resides].
Fanfiction Failure Metarule #2-- The phrase "...that's just another excuse to (plot device)." indicates you are dealing with a person of below average insight as to how fiction is written. These people should not be allowed to influence your work in any way because everything is a means to an end and is therefore "an excuse" to achieve that end. For example; "...(plot device) is just another excuse to lock Ranma as a girl." This is an empty statement attempting to hide behind factual expertise; a bludgeon used by particular readers that don't get their way or don't approve of your plot. It contains no value beyond personal opinion and should therefor be treated as such.
Fanfiction Failure Metarule #3-- There is no impossible in fanfiction. Every once in a while you'll run into that anal retentive plot nazi that will say it simply can't be done like that. It doesn't matter what 'that' is because 'it' simply can't be done and they are, of course, the foremost authority on such matters. Normally this advisement is made by people that don't know they're closet creativity thieves; people who don't realize that their favorite series usually has either plot holes you can drive a death star through or that same series has Lucky God martial Artists, Flying airships, and springs of drowned Asura-zebra-octopi-phoenix-yeti-bulls. Sadly, their disagreements usual come down to little more than opinion of what is in reality- say it with me -magical bullshit. As such, these people should be given as little creative share in your work as possible. All that said, there is a difference between the broken ideology of "can't be done" and the more realistic "shouldn't be done". Consult the Rules of Fanfiction Failure for a head start on those.
Fanfiction Failure Metarule #4-- "It's been done before!" is never an excuse not to do it again. Some of the best works you will ever read in fanfiction "have been done before" and it's still amazing how these will be the first words out of reader's mouths when running an idea past them- even though they absolutely HAVE to know somewhere in the back of their mind that this is an empty statement, because half the fics they enjoy "have been done before". Don't take this one personally. It's reflex. Smile, nod and continue writing anyway with Rule of Fanfiction Failure #8 somewhere in the back of your mind.
Fanfiction Failure Metarule #5-- Fanon is not a sin. That's right folks, its time to drop the rosaries and stop going to those cleansing ceremonies because contrary to what you have been led to believe, fanon is not the end of the world. What is the end of the world is not knowing the difference between fanon and canon. Even if you don't know, your readers will and there's a good chance that your fic will deserve the smack-down heaped upon you even as your pitiful cries of "no flames" go unnoticed in the fic summary. Fanon often personalizes a fic and can- and I stress can -make it better than the original source material, but like Fan Fic Failure #13, knowing what you're doing to canon before you rape it at the alter will make or break a fic.
Fanfiction Failure Metarule #6 -- Do what they tell you not to or shouldn't. Who are 'they'? They are the know-it-alls of fanfiction; even other authors. This particular rule is a close cousin to metarule #3 and has served me well over the years. They tell you not to put specific dates in your fic? Do it. They tell you that writing about X will only cause problems. Go for it. Not only will you set your work apart from theirs as unique, your readers will appreciate you tackling subject matter others are afraid to touch. Trusted prereader advice should always take precedence over this rule, but always keep it in the back of your mind. Asking yourself 'why' somebody advises against certain material is half the battle whether you take their advise or not.
The Gospel of Judas is a fanfic.
The Homo oeconomicus is a Mary Sue.
Why nobody started a fic about the Large Hadron Collider as a villain yet (you know, fighting against something that creates 10 millions of little big bangs per day, this would make Sephiroth pee his pants)? That would be awesome!
Also, I hate yaoi/yuri and slash - I thought this would be an important information. I find to be very unfair that yuri is regarded as a normal thing, while yaoi isn't: the truth is that both forms destroy fandoms with their creepy OoCness and forced stories and stuff.
I rarely read M-rated fics, because I've seen some summaries of M-rated fics and they suck. Some people think if they put gore, sex and swearing as an end in itself they think they're being mature, but in the end, they're even more immature yet. Obviously there are exceptions, but it's you who must tell me what are the exceptions, I don't feel like I'm going to search for myself. And yes, I put this twice in my profile, because this must be emphasized.
I don't read lemons. I actually read one once, it had lots of reviews, and in the end I just said, "WTF IS THIS SH!T?" I even swore, that's very OoC for me, serious, just don't tell me to read anything like this.
I'm an economist, and the most useful lesson that economic science can teach us is that 'if you are doing something it's because you aren't doing something'.
(Perfil em Português)
Como estão cavalheiros? Eu mudei meu nome para RandomNumbers523156, porque eu nunca entendi a lógica de colocar números aleatórios no fim do nick. Meu perfil parece que não é lá essas coisas (eu não sei como fazer um bom perfil), mas tudo, acho que não me importo muito. Eu posso escrever tanto em inglês quanto português.
Eu também não estou escrevendo a fic acima em português, por causa do spoiler e não quero ser o primeiro a fazer esse tipo de fic, ninguém fez entre nós, a maioria só se preocupa com a insanidade que é o yaoi (excesso de oferta de yaoi fics faz com que fics normais sejam sub-ofertadas. assimetria de informação, isso deu o Nobel para Akerlof). Talvez eu faça em português no futuro. Eu também gosto de ver perfis, gosto de ver o que as pessoas colocam neles, :D
O Evangelho de Judas é uma fanfic.
Xemnas é o vilão mais engraçado que eu já vi. O cara, como chefão é forte, mas ele tem um jeito tão esnobe e sem emoção de falar, só faltava terum sotaque britânico (nada contra os britânicos) que eu choro de rir só de lembrar das linhas dele na parte final. Pra coroar é possível ainda fazer um trocadilho com o nome dele...
Eu sou estudante de economia, e aprendi que a coisa mais útil que a ciência econômica pode nos ensinar é que 'se você está fazendo alguma coisa é porque você não está fazendo alguma coisa'.
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