|Yautja's Blooded Pet|
Author has written 11 stories for Spirited Away, Harry Potter, Song of the Lioness, Aliens/Predator, Inuyasha, Resident Evil, Naruto, DC Universe Online, and Batman.
--Okay. To start off~ I am an older Otaku. I love games, anime, and movies. I've also been around this site...for a long time. I started reading fanfiction on this site when I was 10 years old. That was the SECOND year that the site was out. I wrote my first fic in '03, officially joining the site in order to post it. It was terrible...and long since removed. I am now 22- and have watched so many people blossom through the years.
This is also why my earlier fics- other than "That Smell" and "Toward the Future" will probably never be completed. If anyone wants to adopt them, you can. I've matured so much, in my writing as well as my ideas of what could make a good story that I simply cannot set myself back into the setting and story of my other fics.
I've learned to give just about every pairing a chance. If the piece is well written, well planned, and charged with genuine emotion then the plot will be believable and the pairing should be too. I have a few troubles with a few pieces however~
I love parodies... Zippy the Avenger is amazing with them... but at the same time, I have trouble with certain fics that should really be crack fics. You know what I'm talking about! The stories that are rushed and the plot is stuck in a blender. Those stories typically need some re-imagining or please... clearly define the piece as a crack fic. Otherwise, it gives some of us a headache trying to make sense of them.
I dislike Mary Sue's. Now, there is a difference between introducing a character whom is always a step ahead and a Mary Sue. A character whom is a step ahead consistently works and prepares for trouble. A Mary Sue sprinkles pixie dust laced with good wishes to knock out a situation or enemy. Now- I do not disrespect the Mary Sue completely, if my dear friends, we remember why they become Marys. Many people write these Sue fics when they want the main character to feel empowered. This is a reflection of how strong they believe the character should be. Often, they want to identify with their Sue and probably want to put him or herself in the character's place... if only everything turned out so easily.
Bad grammar, tortured spelling, and the lack of any care for the format of your fic will make me hit the "Back" button if I can't make it through. The occasional error is more than okay... but if it is too much then I can't get into the story. If one needs to work to read a fic, it better be fanfic.net's fault or because the dialect of the story follows an older, almost historic flow. For those of you who are young and in Middle school and High School- PLEASE. Consider it a challenge! Netspeak is not an acceptable story format..especially if you want a lot of people to share your ideas with you! It is a lot of work to write a fic out entirely, to research elements of the piece, and consistently use spelling and grammar checks for unfamiliar things. You can do it. And when you do, we will read it!
The High School/princess/whatever AU's... here is a controversial fanfiction.net topic! Often..they are coupled with a distinct lack of maturity or process. This is okay! Because.. BECAUSE... think about the author. :) I reflect on High School today and that time for me has become really insignificant. For other younger students however, that is their everyday focus. Naturally, it would be important and ideal to them! It should be important at that age! Even then, not all High School Au's are worthless, immature, or "total crap." One of my favorite InuYasha fics was a story where demons and humans were thrown in together and Kagome, the school tomboy had five best friends that she hung out with on a daily basis. That is how she met InuYasha's brother... and his beast. It was actually a very mature, well written fic and I loved it. For those fics that are not so well... the author needs to do some re-imagining. High School is such a dramatic time period but some things are overkill. People cannot relate to your fic if you make it based on life but TOO crazy! If you're going to put your characters in a High School situation but make your plot TOO nuts then there is a big chance that people won't like it. They just can't relate!
A quick word to you all- Do not ever give up writing. Do not ever give up daydreaming. If you think you suck, can't work past your writing limits, have issues with spelling and grammer, or cannot seem to finish a fic... it is okay. You are growing every day! Just keep working on it and one day, you'll be glad you did.
Honorary Member of The Book of Log.
If you worship the holyness that is the log, copy and paste this section onto your profile... although you may want to change the comments
Position: Log Priest
Possible Book of Log Positons:
Log Worshipper: Beginning position. No requirements
Log Priest: You have created at least 1 Naruto related fanfic that frequently (every 2-4 chapers) praises the almighty log and actually fits into the story
Log Pope (there can be more than 1 pope... its safer that way): you have created 3 naruto related fanfics that frequently praise the almighty log
OR the Fanfic that already occasionally praises the log has at least 400 reviews
OR you create a (decently made) Naruto fanfic focused on praising the log... log forbid.
Excerpt of the log number 124: when using the log to escape a fire jutsu, it is konoha custom to write an apology letter to the log, and depending on rank of jutsu escaped from depicts how many words are needed. c-rank, two thousand, B-rank, one thousand five hundred, a-rank, one thousand. only S-rank and higher or excused from the writing of the letter. even then, it is still reccommended.
Log excerpt number 231: if konoha shinobi celebrate the holiday of Christmas, then it is required that they put gifts under the Christmas log. Use of a full tree is an insult to the log and if found out that shinobi is uneligible from using the log for a period of two months.
Log excerpt number 437: Use of the log in a situation that clearly could be avoided using a variety of other methods or techniques is looked down upon. In order to repent for such actions, the following steps should be taken:
For every dent caused by your replacement you shall plant one sapling.
For every stab wound caused by your replacement you shall plant five
For every hole in the log caused by your replacement you shall plant ten
For every detached piece of the log caused by your replacement you shall
For a destroyed and unusable log caused by your replacement you shall plant
If your log is defective you may call 1-800-BAD-LOGS to file a complaint. If
'and the willow sayeth unto the ninja: wherefore dost i weep? 'tis tears of joy, as thy kin and mine together fell thine foes, who would bring the axe and torch to the wood. the log ist thine ally, and mine kin. calling upon the log, is to call upon me. to aid thee in battle, i weep my tear of joy.
'as the log takes your place, you become the log. the log becomes you. for a moment, you are an extension of the logs blessing unto ninja.'
'you are fools! your log is but a mockery of the power of ninja!- the ninja from the desert declared. and the people shook their heads.
'and as the smoke cleared, his foe stared in awe at the log. blackened and charred, the log crumbled. the ninja, filled with righteous wrath, fell upon his foe and slew him. he made his way to the log, and wept. his companion, the log that had accompanied him through so many battles, was no more. he spoke thus to his fallen companion: though now you have fallen in battle, you rest where the logs forever grow. the forest of life called for you, and you answered its call, as you did mine. i thank you my friend.'
'he despaired, for in this place of stone and earth, there was no logs to be found. reaching out with all his might, he begged for a log in the forsaken wasteland. and he was answered, and saved by the log, in a place where there were none.
'the log took his place and fell, forever into the abyss. the people, hearing of this, railed against him, in such numbers he swore to never endanger another log again. for many years, he fought without the log, growing more and more weary with each passing day. finally, he came across a foe that was too strong for him. as his life was about to end, he felt a familiar pull, and found himself out of harms way, seeing a log in his place. his stunned foe was felled in his stupor, and he approached the log, he knew it, for it was the same that fell so long ago. he asked of the log: why did you endanger yourself for me again? have you not done enough for me? and the log spoke: it is my duty, and our bond. we exist to save the ninja, and they exist to save the trees. we both play a part, for which i am content.'
Let it be known that it is absolutely forbidden to willingly perform the technique known as "1000 years of death" on a log. It is also equally frowned upon for one to replace oneself with a holy log for the purpose of avoiding said technique. The punishment for such actions is at least 6 months of banishment from the use of the holy log.
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