Author has written 41 stories for Sonic the Hedgehog, Digimon, Card Captor Sakura, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, and My Little Pony.
My name is Dark Qiviut, and welcome to my fanfiction archive.
I'm a huge fan of quite a few anime, mostly Digimon, and I'm also a long-time fan of both Sonic the Hedgehog and Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends. I visit other fanfiction archives, but Digimon and Sonic the Hedgehog are the fandoms I'm usually around in.
I'm a fan of other forms of anime, too. I also love Kannazuki no Miko, S-Cry-Ed (a.k.a. Scryed), Neon Genesis Evangelion, Naruto, Card Captor Sakura, & Fullmetal Alchemist. I'm also a fan of Yu-Gi-Oh, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, Flint: The Time Detective, Sailor Moon, Kiki's Delivery Service, .hack//Legend of the Twilight Bracelet, Sonic X (Japanese original), Escaflowne, and Monster Rancher.
My favorite male Digimon Adventure (01/02) DigiDestined:
Davis Motomiya (Very noble and brave, not one to keep things to himself, and thinks with his heart. My most favorite character in Digimon.)
Michael Washington (Just like Davis, except he's not headstrong.)
Ken Ichijouji (Very dark and one with a forced alter ego. Plus, he's a really complex and sad kid.)
Yuri (For some reason, he has some kind of mysterious essence.)
Willis (Timid, yet determined.)
My favorite female Digimon Adventure (01/02) DigiDestined:
Catherine (Her voice makes me blush.)
Mimi Tachikawa (Ditzy on the outside, but sweet in the inside.)
Sora Takenouchi (A caring individual.)
Sonya (Ya got me.)
Mina (I'm just an International nutcase.)
My favorite Digimon Tamer:
Ryo Akiyama (Kind and someone who'll lend a helping hand.)
Jeri Katou (A happy kid on the outside, but an angsty attitude on the inside.)
Kazu Shiota (Gloatful, but very adamant. He was the only one to stand up to Rika.)
Takato Matsuki (Very emotional and caring.)
Alice McCoy (Mysterious and seems to be very hiding something.)
My favorite Digimon Frontier DigiDestined:
Tommy Himi (One of the quickest to mature, and has some resemblance of a young T.K.)
J.P. Shibayama (An occasional flirt, but always one who will guide despite his airy ego.)
Koichi Kimura (Extremely dark, but very mellow.)
My favorite Digimon Saver:
Commander Rentarou Satsuma
Tohma H. Norstein
My least-favorite DigiDestined/Tamer:
Akihiro Kurata (Hitler reincarnate!)
Rika Nonaka (Her spiteful, sarcastic talking bothered me a lot.)
Koji Minomoto (His sometimes "jerky" attitude in the beginning annoyed me greatly.)
Kari Kamiya (I like her 01 portrayal, but her occasional toying of Davis in 02 made me view her as a two-timer.)
T.K. Takaishi (Like Kari, I liked him in 01; but in 02, I did not enjoy his selfish and occassional out-of-character moments when it came to the darkness.)
Zoë Orimoto (For being an occasional bully to J.P. and the others.)
DigiDestined charcters I'm neutral with:
Tai Kamiya (Only the 01 portrayal; him not taking some stuff in the beginning was a bit annoying, but he grew up, and I appreciate his constant loyalty.)
Matt Ishida (Only the 01 portrayal I'm neutral with; sometimes, he acted selfish, but his loyalty and maturity is something to look after.)
My favorite DigiDestined heterosexual couples:
Takari (T.K./Kari) (The first Digimon couple I supported. I don't suppor it as much as before, but I still like it.)
Daikari (Davis/Kari) (I still like this little couple. although it's becoming quite common nowadays.)
Junato (June/Matt) (I always wonder if these two are together. It's cute, ya know?)
Sorato (Sora/Matt) (I don't know why many fans hate this couple. They can have a stable relationship.)
Taiora (Tai/Sora) (Believe it or not, I like the two couples equally.)
Daiora (Davis/Sora) (Despite the age separation, the couple is very unique, and I like unique couples. And it's my tied as my most favorite DigiDestined couple.)
Taimi (Tai/Mimi) (I read a fic with this couple, and I enjoyed it.)
Daimi (Davis/Mimi) (Tied with Daimi as my favorite DigiDestined couple. Their minds do think alike sometimes.)
Takimi (T.K./Mimi) (A favorite of mine. A unique pairing.)
Michami (Michael/Mimi) (Well, I have no clue why not many people like this couple. The two can have a stable relationship together.)
Marichael (Maria/Michael) (I read a fic with one and liked the couple idea instantly.)
Catherael (Catherine/Michael) (The two aren't shown around. Plus, the two have several similarities.)
Yutherine (Yuri/Catherine) (Believe it or not, this is a top favorite for me.)
Takatherine (T.K./Catherine) (I gush when the two come together.)
Dairine (Davis/Catherine) (Just like the previous one, they look cute together.)
Kenatherine (Ken/Catherine) (Odd couple, but I had a dream about this couple and got attached instantly.)
Kenola (Ken/Sonya) (Very odd, huh? I think the two look cute together.)
Yuyako (Yuri/Yolei) (Strange, but they do look fit for one another.)
Takeyako (T.K./Yolei) (I like the nice couple. They seem to go together)
Daiyako (Davis/Yolei) (Not as odd a couple as I once thought, but I still like the couple. Although not as much as once before.)
Chiori (Rosa/Cody) (Not many of them. Maybe that's why I like it.)
Koushina (Izzy/Mina) (Once more, another odd couple I like.)
Chichen (Rosa/Ken) (I now find this to be a very nice couple.)
Jyun (Joe/June) (A fanfic I read made me like the couple.)
Rumikato (Rumiko/Takato) (A fanfic I liked got me into liking this odd pairing.)
Namato (Nami Asaji/Takato) (A very weird pairing, but I really like this couple. It's also my favorite couple in the Tamers series.)
Alikazu (Alice/Kazu) (In my opinion, Kazu deserves a girl. Plus, they look fit for each other.)
Talice (Takato/Alice) (They seem to act alike on one occasion. I won't tell you, though.)
Jurato (Jeri/Takato) (I think they like each other more than friends. Well, when they get oler, that is.)
Rukato (Rika/Takato) (Opposites between the two. That's all I'll say.)
Hiruki (Kazu/Rika) (What? These two? Together? Weird, but it'd be nice to see them together and see how they cooperate with one another.)
Ryuki (Ryo/Rika) (Odd; a guy like me that like the three top couples. I think the two can fit together since the two act similar occassionally.)
Ryalice (Ryo/Alice) (Both seem to be a good fit, since their pasts are mysterious.)
Reikyo (Riley/Ryo) (A misspell of Rika's name got me into liking this odd couple.)
Kaarin (Kenta/Jaarin) (Odd, but they do look cute together, no?)
Jenami (Henry/Minami) (Don't ask me why I like it.)
Kouiaki (Koichi/Chiaki) (An odd couple, but a very nice fit, since they look similar.)
Takumi (Takuya/Zoe) (The two act alike and think alike sometimes. That's all.)
Junzumi (J.P./Zoe) (I don't understand why not many people like it. In my opinion, the two CAN have a relationship together.)
Tomomi (Tommy/Zoe) (Very odd couple, and a top favorite of mine.)
Chima (Chika/Tohma) (The part where Chika kissed Tohma's cheek was CUTE!)
Yosharou (Yoshino/Commander Satsuma) (Two words: don't ask.)
Yoshito (Yoshino/Ikuto) (I don't know why. I just do.)
Tohmuri (Tohma/Sayuri) (Blame a drabble with undertones of this couple that got me liking it.)
My favorite DigiDestined yuri pairings:
Mira (Mimi/Sora) (Same personalities and same age. Plus, this couple makes me sweat.)
Hiyako (Yolei/Kari) (I don't know why; maybe because of their close friendship.)
Mimari (Mimi/Kari) (I enjoy a unique pairing or two. It's also my most favorite yuri pairing.)
Cathari (Catherine/Kari) (I find this couple interesting.)
Junari (June/Kari) (Unique, and very nice.)
Junoe (June/Momoe) (Very unique, and their ages are practically similar.)
Junora (June/Sora) (You'll have a guess as to why I like it.)
Ruri (Rika/Jeri) (Very close friends. That's all I'll say.)
Minuki (Minami/Rika) (You got me...)
Chizumi (Chiaki/Zoe) (One of the few Frontier yuri couples, and I've really started to like this one.)
Mitherine (Mimi/Catherine) (Both of them are very caring to those they love.)
Yoshika (Yoshino/Chika) (Blame a writer at "Digimon Drabbles" for liking this couple.)
My favorite DigiDestined yaoi pairings:
Daikeru (Davis/T.K.) (They act a bit differently. Opposites attract.)
Taikeru (Tai/T.K.) (Don't ask why I like it.)
Mohma (Masaru/Tohma) (I read a Savers fic with this pairing that I enjoyed, and I started liking the pairing, as a result.)
Masuto (Masaru/Ikuto) (Seeing the bond in the recent episodes made me like this pairing. It's now my most-favorite Digimon yaoi pairing.)
Masuma (Masaru/Commander Satsuma)
Masata (Masaru/Akihiro Kurata)
My favorite DigiDestined incest pairings:
Junsuke (June/Davis) (An odd couple, but I do like it.)
Yamakeru (Matt/T.K.) (Weird, but I like it quite a bit.)
Taikari (Tai/Kari) (I started liking it after reading an interesting story based on this couple.)
My favorite DigiDestined crossover pairings:
Tomochon (Tommy/Suzie) (I always wonder if these two come together. Besides, they need someone.)
Dairuki (Davis/Rika) (A nice odd couple, and a top favorite.)
Mizumi (Yolei/Zoë) (Weird, but their personalities are alike.)
Muki (Mimi/Rika) (Where's Jerry Springer when you need him?)
Takaru (Takato/T.K.) (I have no idea why I like it.)
Michalice (Michael/Alice) (They look alike. Plus, I like the characters.)
Sokato (Sora/Takato) (A nice fit with the two together. Don't know why though.)
Hikaji (Kari/Koji) (The crest & spirit of light. Nice combination.)
Annyou (Anna/Ryo) (Very quiet and mysterious, these two. That's all I'll say.)
Jaakeru (Jaarin/T.K.) (Very nice couple between the two. Same h,eight and same age.)
Junuri (J.P./Jeri) (Complete opposites. And opposites attract.)
Izumeru (Zoe/T.K.) (Don't ask. I just do.)
Daiji (Davis/Koji) (Odd, but I like the pairing.)
Daizumi (Davis/Zoe) (A fanfic with this couple go me into enjoying it.)
Tazumi (Takato/Zoe) (Zoe and Takato sometimes don't think before they act.)
Aimoki (Ai/Tommy) (Acted childish, but grew up.)
Moten (Mako/Rosa) (Don't know. Just like the concept.)
Nakari (Nami Asaji/Kari) (I can give you two guesses as to why I like it.)
My least-favorite DigiDestined pairings:
Mimato (Mimi/Matt) (While I'm still not a complete fan of it, it has slowly crept up, and it has gotten my interest.)
Koumi (Izzy/Mimi) (I think you already know why.)
Taitherine (Tai/Catherine) (Sorry to those who like it, but I always perceive it as a filler couple to go alongside Takari and Sorato.)
Taito (Tai/Matt) (The Sora-bashing deters me away from my liking, and it was enough to make it my least-favorite pairing in this fandom.)
Taishirou (Tai/Izzy) (I see them as nothing more than friends.)
Jyoushirou (Joe/Izzy) (Look the one above.)
Jyoumi (Joe/Mimi) (Hmm, no. I don't like it that much. I don't see Joe as a "romance" person. No offense to the Jyoumi fans, of course.)
Jyoura (Joe/Sora) (Look above.)
Daiken (Davis/Ken) (I once liked it. Now, I don't.)
Kenyako (Ken/Yolei) (The reason is that the romance at the end was very sudden, and I like the romance developed rather than being shoved in there.)
Jenuri (Henry/Jeri) (No, I seem them nothing more than friends, and I view this as a bit of a filler couple for Rukato. Again, no offense intended.)
Jenruki (Henry/Rika) (Look above.)
Takazu (Takato/Kazu) (Don't know. I just don't like it.)
Hirenta (Kazu/Kenta) (Again, don't know.)
Kouzumi (Koji/Zoe) (My dislike for it has decreased and is becoming a little more towards neutral. We'll see if I may like it or not.)
Izuichi (Koichi/Zoe) (I don't like the couple, but it is starting to catch my interests a bit. We'll see in the upcoming future.)
My favorite Digimon:
Zhuqiaomon (Like the temper and the fact the name's international.)
Ebonwumon (Got to love that hilarious turtle, especially with their accents.)
Wizardmon (Mysterious. One of my kinds of Digimon.)
Guilmon (Very gullible, but very likable.)
My favorite Digimon couples:
Sakuyamon/Beelzemon (with Sakuyamon as a lone character)
Sakuyamon/Gallantmon (both as lone characters)
Terriermon/Lopmon (Adventure 01/02 only)
My least-favorite Digimon couples:
Terriermon/Lopmon (Tamers only)
My favorite Digimon/Human crossbreeding couples:
Zoe/Kazemon (Most-favorite Frontier pairing! (hearts))
My least-favorite Digimon/Human crossbreeding couple:
My favorite non-DigiDestined/Tamers in the Digimon cast:
Goro Mizuno (guess who this guy is...)
Toshiko Takenouchi (Sora's mother)
My favorite Sonic characters:
Espio the Chameleon (The dark voice gives me a chill)
Nack the Weasel/Fang the Sniper (Actually my favorite villain. He's mysterious and very crafty, something not all villains do.)
Miles "Tails" Prower (A very nice, smart, and unselfish being, even though he can get technical at times when he talks.)
Christopher Thorndyke (A very misunderstood kid. He needs some positive spotlight in fanfiction.)
Princess Elise (Like Christopher, this princess from "Sonic Next-Gen" is also misunderstood.)
Cream the Rabbit (Just plain cute and adorable.)
Charmy Bee (His squeaky voice makes me laugh.)
Cosmo the Plant (Very mysterious... and really cute.)
Amy Rose (She can be annoying, but she's not one to anger.)
Vector the Crocodile (Smart and funny with his gruffy voice.)
Big the Cat (His voice may make him sound dimwitted, but his kindness is something to look out for.)
Omochao (Yes, THAT Omochao. I find him very funny, cute, and entertaining... for a robot.)
My favorite Sonic couples:
Knaster (Knuckles/Master Emerald)
Eggails (Dr. Eggman/Tails)
Eggmonic (Dr. Eggman/Sonic)
Amise (Amy/Elise) (my most favorite couple)
Sonally (Sonic/Sally, SatAM Version)
Sonetal (Sonic/Metal Sonic)
Jeggman (Jet/Dr. Eggman)
Siloom (Silver/Black Doom)
Metails (Metal Sonic/Tails)
Mephetal (Mephiles/Metal Sonic)
My least-favorite Sonic couples:
My favorite Thomas and Friends' characters:
Thomas the Tank Engine (Very cheeky... just like me)
Mavis the Quarry Diesel (One of the fastest to mature)
Terence the Tractor Engine (very wise and attentive)
Daisy the Diesel Rail Car (Lazy, yet caring)
Diesel (Gotta love the devious diesel)
Edward the Blue Engine (Very wise and unselfish)
My favorite Thomas and Friends' couples:
I don't have one (and I hope it stays that way).
My favorite Yu-Gi-Oh characters:
Yugi Moto/Yami-Yugi (a tie as favorite)
My least-favorite Yu-Gi-Oh characters:
My favorite Yu-Gi-Oh pairings:
Yuubecca (Yugi/Rebecca) (my most favorite couple)
Yamifer (Yami-Yugi/Slifer the Sky Dragon)
My least-favorite Yu-Gi-Oh pairings:
All yaoi/yuri (especially Yami-Yugi/Yugi & Atem/Yugi) other than the ones mentioned.
My favorite Yu-Gi-Oh GX characters (so far):
Dr. Vellian Crowler
My least-favorite Yu-Gi-Oh GX characters (so far):
Haou/Supreme King (most anticlimactic, most useless character in GX)
Zane Truesdale (as the "Hell Kaiser"/Devil's Emperor)
Yubel (season four only)
My favorite Yu-Gi-Oh GX pairings (so far):
Cruudai (Vellian Crowler/Jaden) (my most favorite pairing)
SyDMG (Syrus/Dark Magician Girl)
Hayegasus (Chumley/Maximillion Pegasus)
My least-favorite Yu-Gi-Oh GX pairings (so far):
My favorite Cardcaptor Sakura characters:
Kaho Mizuki (Compassionate, yet mysterious.)
Meilin Li (A jealous girl, but a good fighter and one who grew up dramatically.)
Tomoyo Daidouji (A sweet girl who never thinks for herself; the camera parts are very funny.)
Sakura Kinomoto (Kind, sweet, and innocent.)
Takashi Yamazaki (Funny. You gotta love the cheeky little liar.)
My favorite Cardcaptor Sakura pairings:
Saho (Kaho/Sakura) (my most favorite couple)
Reikura (Rei Tachibana/Sakura)
Makura (Maki Matsumoto/Sakura)
Suuki (Yuuki Tachibana/Sakura)
Erinel (Eriol/Spinel Sun)
Cardcaptor Sakura pairings I don't like:
Terika (Yoshiyuki Terada/Rika)
My favorite Sailor Moon characters:
My favorite Sailor Moon pairings:
Serena/Rini (my most favorite couple)
My favorite male Inuyasha characters:
Inuyasha (Nice character. Crass, but bold.)
Sesshomaru (Even through his cold exterior, his heart can be like gold... if he wants it that way.)
Kohaku (angsty child, especially since he's on the brink of death)
Miroku (I believe he's only perverted to make Sango jealous.)
Hojo (He kind and very caring.)
Jaken (For comedy relief, he's intelligent.)
My favorite female Inuyasha characters:
Shiori (Very sweet and is like Inuyasha in many ways.)
Rin (Very kind-hearted and one who can penetrated Sesshomaru's cold heart.)
Kikyo (A mysterious girl.)
Sayo (In my opinion, one of the few characters who cared for Kikyo despite her "cold" structure.)
Kanna (Very mysterious girl.)
My least-favorite Inuyasha characters:
Kagome (Anime only. I found her very flat as a character in the anime, while I see her as one with more depth in the manga.)
Shippo (Both anime and manga. To me, he's been the same hyperactive, bratty self since the beginning. Where's the development?)
My favorite Inuyasha couples:
Inuyasha/Midoriko (my most favorite couple)
Inuyasha/Shiori (if both characters's ages are the same.)
My least-favorite Inuyasha couples:
My favorite Scryed characters:
Kazuma (Very brash, but he's not one to back down.)
Kanami (I commend her for her ability to care for others, even for her young age.)
Asuka Tachibana (Brave and not one to back down.)
Mimori Kiryu (I like her knowledge regarding HOLY.)
Straight Cougar (Despite his inability to pronounce names correctly, I like his fierceness and determination.)
Scheris (One who likes Ryuho, but is also one who's unselfish.)
Ryuho (I feel sorry for him after he got tricked by HOLY.)
My favorite Harry Potter characters:
Luna Lovegood (Her attitude makes me laugh at times. Not to mention she acts cute.)
Cho Chang (A very misunderstood character. Smart, caring, and emotional.)
Fred & George Weasley (Very devious twins. It wouldn't be them if they didn't cause trouble.)
Marietta Edgecombe (Another misunderstood character. She really left Dumbledore's Army because of pressure and force, and I feel really sorry for her.)
Gilderoy Lockheart (A very hilarious "teacher.")
Horace Slughorn (Funny and very compassionalte. He's actually the only Slytherin I like.)
My least-favorite Harry Potter characters:
Dolores Umbridge (That woman makes the words "abusive (insert insult)" to a WHOLE new level!)
Cornelius Fudge (His actions against Harry and Dumbledore really annoyed me. It made me view him as one of self-importance.)
Minerva McGonagall (Her strictness gave me a headache.)
Draco Malfoy (His arrogant, spoiled personality REALLY annoys me.)
Severus Snape (Despite being minutely helpful, I see him as a very callous wizard and a dirty fighter.)
My favorite Harry Potter couples:
Harry/Cho (my most favorite couple)
Harry Potter couples I'm neutral with:
Draco/Blaise (the fanonical female version)
My least-favorite Harry Potter couples:
Draco/anyone (besides the fanonical female Blaise and Harry)
All yaoi/yuri besides Luna/Hermione and Draco/Harry
My favorite Naruto characters:
My favorite Naruto couples:
Sakura/Ino (my most-favorite couple)
My favorite villains:
Nack the Weasel/Fang the Sniper
My favorite crossover couples:
Shadow the Hedgehog/Sakura Kinomoto
Davis Motomiya/Amy Rose
Kari Kamiya/Cosmo the Plant
Mimi Tachikawa/Tomoyo Daidouji
Amy Rose/Kari Kamiya
Eriol Hiiragizawa/Harry Potter
Maximillion Pegasus/Vector the Crocodile
WarGreymon/Winged Dragon of Ra
Rika Nonaka/Syaoran Li
Tai Kamiya/Meilin Li
Davis Motomiya/Melin Li
Davis Motomiya/Sakura Kinomoto
Davis Motomiya/Kaho Mizuki
Seto Kaiba/Amy Rose
T.K. Takaishi/Toya Kinomoto
Ash Ketchum/Maria Robotnik
Espio the Chameleon/Naruto Uzumaki
Mina Aino/Naruto Uzumaki
Sasuke Uchiha/Mokuba Kaiba
Sakura Haruno/Sakura Kinomoto
Takato Matsuki/Tea Gardener
Bellatrix Lestrange/Koji Minamoto
Maximillion Pegasus/Rouge the Bat
Renamon/Blaze the Cat
Rika Nonaka/Meilin Li
Hiroaki Ishida/Kaho Mizuki
Ino Yamanaka/Mai Valentine
Shinji Ikari/Serentity Wheeler
Nami Asaji/Kaho Mizuki
Takuya Kanbara/Joey Wheeler
Takashi Yamazaki/Tea Gardner
Syaoran Li/Koji Minamoto
Rika Sasaki/Tommy Himi
Maki Matsumoto/J.P. Shibayama
My favorite FanFiction characters:
Valthrumon (From Alforce Zero's "Vengeance.")
Gosenzomon (From SSJ4Takeru's "D-Fusion" series.)
Shaun Kamiya (From Ultra Sonikku's "Zero 2: A Revision.")
Setsuna (From Alforce Zero's "Vengeance.")
Mystic Celestia (From SSJ4Takeru's "D-Fusion" series.)
My favorite FanFiction villains:
Daimaomon (From SSJ4Takeru's "D-Fusion" movie.)
Himo Saitou (From SSJ4Takeru's "D-Fusion" series.)
Darkheart (From Ultra Sonikku's "Zero 2: A Revision.")
Kaizer T.K. (From Gallantmon of the Hazard's "Mystic Digimon Wars.")
Burizalor (From SSJ4Takeru's "D-Fusion" series.)
My favorite books:
Yonnondio: From the Thirties
The Harry Potter series (The fifth book my most favorite so far.)
A Tale of Two Cities
The Secret Garden
My favorite movies:
The Secret Garden (1993 Warner Brothers version)
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
Austin Powers in Goldmember (the most hilarious movie I've seen in years)
The Lion King
The Wizard of Oz
My favorite musicals:
Fiddler on the Roof
Beauty & the Beast
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Great...big...stuff!)
The Lion King on Broadway
My Fair Lady
West Side Story
My favorite T.V. shows:
"The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross"
"Simply Painting with Frank Clarke" (perhaps the best watercolor painter in the world)
"Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends" (been one since I was born and I'm still devoted to it)
"Shining Time Station" (a good children's show. One that valued friendship and teamwork. I especially enjoyed the Christmas Spectacular episode, for the song before the end credits gave me a tear to my eye.)
"WWE" (Face wrestlers, kick the heel's behinds!)
My favorite game shows:
"Match Game" (The questions make me laugh my "blank" off.)
"Wheel of Fortune" (the 1980's version) (For some reason, the version infatuated me.)
"The New Hollywood Squares" (the John Davidson version) (Very entertaining. It also gave me a fascination with balloons, for the bonus round showed them falling anytime the contestant won the car.)
"Classic Concentration" (I enjoyed the "Takes" and the bonus round. I also like the rebus puzzle behind the tiles.)
"Scrabble" (imitates stopper)
"Scattergories" (Yes, it was a game show in 1993-1994 on NBC after "Scrabble." Not many know that.)
"Street Smarts" (To the 30-year-olds: GET AN EDUCATION!)
My favorite comedies:
The Blue Collar Comedy Tour (I needed an oxygen tank because I was laughing so hard)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Those newspaper clippings give me a laugh)
The "Don't Sleep" campaign by Reingold beer (Hilarious, but I found the smoking campaign a bit offensive. I was actually glad Bloomberg made that smoking law).
My favorite songs (English):
"Watch Me Fly" by Crush 40
"Live and Learn" by Crush 40 (Sonic Adventure 2 main theme)
"All the Way" by Crush 40
"True Colors" by Cindy Lauper
"Open your Heart" by Crush 40 (Sonic Adventure main theme)
"Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" by Rockapella
"Reach" by Gloria Estephan
"Tessie" by Dropkick Murphys
"Open Road" by Bryan Adams
My favorite songs (Japanese):
"Dearest," by Ayumi Hamasaki (the third ending theme for "Inuyasha")
"My Will," by Dream (first ending theme for "Inuyasha")
"Ashita wa Atashi no Kaze ga Fuku" by AiM (Digimon 02's first ending theme)
"An Endless Tale" by AiM and Kouji Wada (Digimon Frontier's second ending theme)
"Every Heart (the japanese version)" by BoA
"I Wish" by AiM (Digimon Adventure 01's first ending theme)
My favorite game show themes:
"Hollywood Squares" (the 1970s, 1986 & 1988 themes)
"Wheel of Fortune" (the 1975, 1983, 1989, & 1992 themes)
"Card Sharks" (the 1970s & 1980s versions)
"Jeopardy" (the 1980s version)
"Press Your Luck"
"The 25,000/100,000 Pyramid"
"Scrabble" (the 1980s theme)
"To Tell the Truth" (the lyrical version)
"Match Game" (the 1990s version)
1. "Who am I?"
Well, other than the extracirricuar stuff I wrote, I'm just an average guy who just won't get out of the ol' easy chair. I like writing, reading, taking walks, and train-watching.
I'm also an artist. I paint landscapes, seascapes, and the "dreaded" winter scene (Winter's my favorite season. Summer's a big lemon-sucker). I can also draw, too. I've drawn many fanart on canonical characters from Sonic and Digimon. And they've all be drawn free-handed. It's not on my site just yet, but I will do that one day.
I'm also a huge baseball fan (Red Sox & Marlins fan, I might add). I also enjoy watching hockey and wrestling every now and then.
2. "My penname and how I got it?"
Ironically, no one has asked me how I got this penname during my time on FanFiction.net. Well, that was until an e-mail came saying how I got it and where it came from. To that person (and to others who are interested), the reasons came from this picture on my website.
If anyone of you want to know what the word "qiviut" meant, look at this website. You can also find this term in the M.S.N. dictionary.
3. What do I look for in fanfiction or any kind of story?
When I look for a story, one aspect is fluency, because it catches my eye quite well and makes much easier to read.
I also look at many other topics: depth, characterization (canonical or not), lots of discription, and a person's thoughts in a "narrative" format, in other words, describing a person's thoughts in an author's point of view. For example, in the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling described Harry's thoughts in that kind of format.
One other thing I look for is the "sympathetic villain." A sympathetic villain is a villain that you have a lot of pity for. In other words, you feel sorry for this villain. One example of a sympathetic villain is Zira from "The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride." She was just so angry and that she couldn't put the past behind her.
Another one I remember is Lust from "Fullmetal Alchemist." Yes, she seemed evil, but I can feel the anguish and envy inside her, especially since she desires to become a human.
I wish that I someday see more fanfiction to which you feel very sorry for the poor villain rather than have pure hatred towards him.
4. What are the fandoms I enjoy?
My likes for the fandoms that I travel to are split into two categories: writing fandoms (ones where I've written a fanfic in) and reading fandoms (where I include fandoms where I haven't written a fanfic in yet, but plan to one day).
My writing fandoms are as follows: Digimon (Adventure, Adventure 02, Tamers, Savers), Sonic the Hedgehog (video game series), and Cardcaptor Sakura (anime).
My reading fandoms are as follows: Digimon (Adventure, Adventure 02, Tamers, Frontier, Savers, V-Tamer, X-Evolution), Sonic the Hedgehog (video games, SatAM, O.V.A., the Sonic X anime), Cardcaptor Sakura (anime), and Thomas the Tank Engine (Seasons 1 through 7 and The Railway Series).
Occasionally, I venture to fandoms other than those above. They're Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?, Yu-Gi-Oh, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, Harry Potter (books), Naruto (anime), Inuyasha (preferably manga), Fullmetal Alchemist, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Monster Rancher, Chobits, and Sailor Moon (anime). Hopefully, I can transfer some of these fandoms to either permanent reading and/or writing fandoms one day.
5. My opinions on fanfiction:
"Mary Sues" and the "Gary Stus"
In my opinion, the "Sue" and "Stu" are good for fanfiction. It adds some suspense in the story, and it makes the character interesting for me to follow. I know why people can be annoyed with them. However, I've come across quite a few stories which the fancharacter has been called one of these titles, which wasn't actually true. The character may have the attributes of one, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's one altogether. In other words, you can probably say that I'm a defender of Mary-Sues.
How, what, & why is a story all about?"
At one time, all I thought of a story was just reading, then give my analysis on it. However, I later found out it wasn't the case. Stories reflect on more than that. The writing is just the context. Stories have many aspects. One is how the person is feeling. The other is the setting (i.e.: where is it taking place). The mood is also very important. What I'd do is read a story or part of one, then close my eyes as to picture where the story's is taking place. The context is just a kind of guideline to the mental, emotional, and physical picture. Writing a story in a first-person point of view is a very great tool to think about this. Doing it in a third-person P.O.V. isn't too easy. It takes quite a bit of practice in order to become that.
"Alternate Universes and Crossovers"
For real, an Alternate Universe is a kind of setting as to what the author sees it. However, crossovers are a special kind of Alternate Universe, but in a different class all its own.
"Out of Characterness & Character Development"
In my opinion, O.O.C. is sort of good for fanfiction because it sometimes captures the negative aspect of a character, but usually in a more volitile one. O.O.C. can be good, but it can be bad, too. Having characters too O.O.C. can be bothersome to some readers. Keeping canon characters "in-character" is quite important, but in Alternate Universes, it's sometimes a necessity to make a character or two O.O.C. The one to decide that is the author's decision and his only.
On the other hand, the canonical character might've acted differently mostly because they underwent a character development. For example, in the fifth Harry Potter book, many would say that Harry Potter was O.O.C. because he couldn't control his temper, but he was just getting older and maturing himself to become an "ordinary" adult. Besides, he was very stressed out after what happened the semester before.
In the Digimon, many might say that if the kids (adults in the story) haven't acted the way they were were, they would say they became "O.O.C." However, it might be because thay underwent a "character development." Calling them "O.O.C." when they are grown up or if they are a few years older or younger than what they were is a misuse of terminology describing the character.
"Canon & Fanon"
Despte popular belief, keeping things in canon is not the most important thing in fanfiction. For example, why not make a new crest or new spirit? In the fanfiction world, anything can happen. Just a little imagination and a pice of paper and you're off to work. The one to make the idea is the author's and his only. It's a good idea to make suggestions, but overdoing it or restricting it can be a bad
For fanon, we know that it's usually something that has claimed to happen in a show/movie/book, etc. Sometimes, this involves the couples, too. In the Digimon fandom, the most - pardon the sarcasm - "clichéd" pairings I've seen are Taiora, Mimato, Kenyako, Rukato, Takumi, and Takari, because they're so common around the site.
However, I've seen that many people believe in one thing or another and blast them for it. Many believe in following the canon, while the others believe in following the fanon. In my opinion, I'm a fan of both fanon and canon. And unlike popular belief, I think both fanon and canon can coincide with each other.
I used to think it wasn't important, but now I realize that it is, perhaps, one of the most important things for writing. Describing a character's qualities and flaws are extremely important. If not, then the story becomes flat. It's not only a canon character, but a fancharacter, as well.
In my opinion, if the author wants to write the character through the canonical characterization, I'm okay with that. He can put them "out-of-character" if he wants; I'm okay with that. It's the author's decision and his alone.
And when I review, I usually won't give advice on canonical characterization unless the author wants that. However, if I do have advice to write characters in-character, I have these three guidelines for you to keeping characters in-character.
1. Pretend you're that very person and try to think what the person might be thinking.
2. Try to think what their consciences are telling them and how will they react to certain situations.
3. Write a first-person point of view on this specific character. That way, you might understand their personalities a bit more.
Keeping characters in-character is not one of the easiest things to do; I know for a fact. If you want to write the characters in-character, this is the best advice I have for you.
Perhaps one of the most important key as to becoming a great writer: fluency. The more fluent the story becomes, the more interest it captures to other readers. It also makes us think what will happen next. Very choppy writing can lead to boredom and uninterest to the specific story.
Really important to becoming a writer. Many people loathe it, but it's a great step to being one. The more mysterious the cliffhanger is, the greater the chance that the readers will wonder what think of next.
Really key as to possibly writing novels. If there's a scene that's going to be followed, it's a great idea to describe it and describe it well. Trying to make analogies on them will give the scene more of an insight and more of an interest. Sometimes, when writing short stories or one-shots description is too much, but when it comes to making epics or novel fics, there's no such thing as too much description.
However, try to avoid some things that may come into play later on in the story.
Another key thing to becoming a great writer. When you're reading a story, you just follow a straight path. Then, suddenly, there's a sharp turn. That's sort of what's like in writing. You follow some kind of flow, then something mysterious happens. You just never see it coming.
"Original and Clichéd Plots"
I can't stress anything bigger than this. Originality is, quite possibly, one of the biggest things to becoming a writer. You can make it original writing, fanfic writing, an essay, etc. But using your own ideas is very important.
On the other hand, I don't mind most clichéd plots, as long as the story is entertaining enough and that there are quirks here and there. However, if the authors want to write a unique or cliched plotline, more power to them. It's the author's decision and his or hers alone.
"Plot & Setting"
A big key to writing. The plot and setting are where and when the story takes place. Description to the setting is very important, because it will also give it a kind of mood to it. If there's no mood or emotion into the plot, it's flat and one-dimensional.
Quite key to writing. When there's a mood to the story, it gives the story more of a feel, more of an emotional aspect to it. It's best to describe the mood quite well, especially in dialogue. It will help the flow of emotion. Without the mood and emotional aspects, it can leave the person very bewildered as to what kind of mood the characters are.
Plus, the mood will help you as to what genres you should put to your work.
Very important to writers, especially to writing novels, as well as introductions and conclusions. Many people hate them because it can slow down the flow of a story, but paragraphs can hold very vital information to a character, place, or thing. If you eliminate them or chop them down, the story can become very flat and uninteresting. You can have a 50,000 word chapter, but without the paragraphs and information, it's just all for naught.
In my opinion, this is as important as originality, plot, description, fluency, depth, characterization, setting, and mood. If you put the same old words over and over again, it becomes very bland. However, if you use words that are rarely used or unique to other people, the story becomes very colorful and very interesting.
"Cliches, Metaphors, Similes, & Personifications"
I see a lot of these three elements in original fiction, but not in fanfiction. If you use metaphors and similes to describe a person's feelings or setting, it gives the story more depth and more of a deeper insight.
Also, figuratively giving inanimate objecta human qualities (i.e.: the mountain looks down upon the villagers) will also give the setting more depth and will also give you, the reader, a new pont of view on that setting.
When it comes to cliches, try not to use them unless it's in dialogue. Using cliches is a good start for beginners, but it will demote the writer if used way too often.
"Structure of dialogue"
If you want to make a story good, you must write the dialogue corretly. There are many ways to write it correctly.
However, this is not one of them...
( "Maybe we can walk to the hills." Said Amy.
"Or take a little break." Suggested Jamie. )
This mistake has been done several times, and I can't stress it that this is not the correct way of dialogue. Why isn't it correct? When you write the quotation, then the description as to who said it, the first word following the quote must be lower-cased (if the word isn't a proper noun). And if the sentence is meant to be calm and not a question/exclamation, use the comma, not the period. Another reason is that it can sometimes confuse the readers. If readers who do not know this form of dialogue writing see it this way, the sentences could look a lot like fragments and it will confuse the readers greatly. Trust me, this has happened before.
As for the correct form of quotation/description of dialogue following, this is what I mean...
( "Maybe we can walk to the hills," said Amy.
"Or take a little break," suggested Jamie. )
See the comparison & contrast? The first example is not the way to write dialogue (if you write your quotation/description that way). The one below it is.
"Swearing in Narratiom"
This is considered a rule that should NOT be broken, in my opinion: swearing in narration. Swearwords should ONLY be used in dialogue or some kind of quote (a letter, e-mail, or telephone message). The reason why it shouldn't happen is because it can can disturb readers, sometimes considering the work vulgar or slang. Trust me, I know this part. The only exceptions are "Hell" & "damned," but if only used as a place. Other than that, I recommend leaving swearwords out of the narrative.
I hear this quite a lot: bashing, especially character and couple-bashing. I'm absolutely no fan of bashing of both characters and couples. They are huge wastes of time, in my opinion.
However, there are two kinds of bashing that gets me on my nerves more than anything else: bad-fanfic/Mary-Sue parodies, and prejudice-supporting fanfics.
Why bad fanfic parodies? Well, in my opinion, it's a hint of arrogance. For me, it's saying to others that I'm better than you. That does not gets me in a good mood and, in my opinion, degrades other writers and their writing.
Same goes with Mary Sue-bashing. I think Mary Sue-bashing is a mockery and is a sign of deliberate disrespect to the fandom(s) as well as author(s) who have mistakenly written one. It shows arrogance and is, in my opinion, a very disgusting act.
I don't really mind parodies, but I do mind parodies that mock other writing/authors. To conclude what I'm saying, it's just disgraceful that someone would do something like this.
Prejudice-supporting fanfics. That's something that REALLY ticks me off! What is this type of fanfic? Well, for example, it's gay-bashing, and/or ethnic-bashing. That form of bashing degrates my integrity and pride as a person and to who and what I believe in. Character and couple-bashing I can handle (although I don't like it very much), but bashing a religion, skin color, belief, sexual orientation, and/or homosexuality is, in my opinion, DOWNRIGHT OFFENSIVE!
I'm done ranting.
If I haven't seen anything as stupid as this, it's a revenge fic. Revenge fics are fics that taunt an author or group. Revenge fics are very childish and by far immature. It also creates enemies and will even make people of your own community shake their heads.
"Satisfaction in stories"
In many occasions, I hear that the person is satisfied to how the chapter went. For real, it may be harsh for me saying this, but I hope you're not satisfied with your work, period. If you aren't, the chances are that you're more determined than ever to write better than you ever have right in front of you.
And that's what I tell myself. I was a very shoddy writer myself. Heck, even a nine-year-old could write better than me. However, I felt that I needed to work on it, so I did that. I read a lot more complex books and continually practiced my skills on paper. And I mean my notebook, NOT my computer.
It took me a lot of hard work and a lot of time, but now, I'm writing better than ever; I'm writing just about as much discription as you could ever imagine... but I'm still not satisfied. I want to do better. And that drives me into unspeakable determination as to doing so. Guess what? I'm planning on doing that.
And you should, too. Do not be satisfied with your work and progress. If you are satisfied, you might as well quit.
"Length of a story"
I've read quite a lot of reviews saying that the short length of a story can be very boring and annoying. The length of a chapter or story is up to the writer. For me, I'm a fan of both long and
short stories. So, the length doesn't matter.
"Rushing to judgment"
Perhaps, the biggest mistake to reading something is rushing to judgment. I've seen people blast other authors, but it's really done in the first chapter. Wait for the fic to pan out, then make a decision whether you like a story or not. Rushing to a conclusion is a really idiotic and moronic thing to do. If you rush to judgment in my stories, you'll not like the consequences.
"Using foreign words in English storyline"
I hear this quite often in the Digimon section, reading stories that have some Japanese here and there (i.e.: baka, gomen, -chan, -kun, or ashiteru). They make some readers annoyed with these words popping up now and then. Sure, they can be annoying sometimes (because there are some people who don't know what they mean), but in my opinion, I don't see anything wrong with them. The words actually make me quite curious as to what the words and phrases meant.
"You can make a story that way, but it doesn't mean you should"
Perhaps the biggest controversy as to writing fanfiction. Could you write it, but sometimes, is there an imaginary line in ways that you shouldn't write it that way? There is sort of a boundry as to writing fanfiction (in order not to make the writing original writing). However, if it's still in that median, the person can make it the way they want it. They just have to be careful with it.
Besides, I believe a person can write the way they want it anyway, even if I don't like it. If I say that the fanfic shouldn't be written that way, I'm depriving the writer's hard work. I'm not a guy that will do that and never will, because I won't deprive anyone from their works and will not hurt the writer's feelings. Unlike what some people claim, I believe everyone works long and hard on their stories. The proof might not be there, but I believe that.
"The NC-17 ban on FanFiction.net"
In 2002, the NC-17 fics were taken off the site, making many people very angry. However, many of you might kill me for this, but I'm actually smiling at this ban. The NC-17 fics were becoming commonplace. Plus, I believe there were people under 18 years of age coming along and reading/writing them. In my opinion, FFnet did the right thing evicting the NC-17 fics from here.
I've read some NC-17 rated fics on mediaminer. In some cases, those sex scenes were so graphic and so disgusting, I believe that the fics should've gotten an A-21 rating (A-21: Adults 21 years or older). Yes, I sometimes believe the NC-17 rating was sometimes too lenient. Surprising, huh?
"The Flame Wars"
If there's one thing that makes me pity the site, it's the flame wars. I've looked around and see one flame war after another. At one time, everyone got along jst fine. Sure, there was an argument or two, but it would be resolved later. Nowadays, we look around and we see one group or person blast someone and the other fires back. These guys just fight online.
In my opinion, when I see a disagreement get out of control and, all of a sudden, expletives get sputed out, it makes me feel very sad and it just makes me want to cry. Sometimes, I believe the clean shell that was on this site became tainted with all this arguing. has not become as beautiful as it was back then.
One day, I wish everyone would come together and make peace with one another. That way, we can move on and put the past in the past.
If there's one thing that starts a flame war, it's a flame. They ire up the fandom and start arguments. Sure, flames can be discouraging, but quite frankly, flames/flamers are all completely laughable. They just blubber up complete nonsense without showing people like us their work. It's so funny to see them cower up and hide behind anonymity (i.e.: not posting a story in their own account, reviewing under an anonymous penname, hiding their e-mail from the public, and/or posting their stories in an anonymous account) rather than stepping up to the plate and getting their victims' ire rattled onto them.
And if anyone knows what flames are, here's what it means (quoted from the MSN dictionary itself...)
Flame (n.): angry e-mail message: A rude, abusive, or threatening e-mail message or newsgroup posting.
That's what it said, in black and white. If I were you, I'd ignore the flames and smile, mostly because they're just too hysterical to read.
Oh, and by the way, contrary to popular belief, signed flames on the site are NOT allowed on FFnet. Why? Because flaming someone is considered abusive to other members, not to mention it can be considered harrassment.
"Flames based on couples"
I've been around for a while, and I've seen authors flame just because they didn't like the couple. At times, I've seen them demand the author to make the story that has their couple preferences.
In my view, I think flaming because they didn't like the coule is sick, pathetic, and STUPID! If you have so much hatred on the couple/character, don't review and pointlessly flame. The ones who do it are just embarrassing themselves and are open to lots of ridicule. If you don't like it, keep quiet and keep it to yourself.
"Flaming on opinions"
This is something every writer and reviewer should know and respect. I've seen people blast other people because they disagree with opinions. They say that they only care about writing. Well, if you care about writing, you must care about opinions, too. You might disagree with the opinions, but if you respect people's opinions, they will respect you. If you don't, this goes to show that you're not only close-minded, but opinionated, too.
In other words, if you blast that someone because they have opinions different than yours, I suggest you get off the site. Like it or not, this is a free-speech website here, and you have no power restricting it.
"Insulting terminologies describing rabid fans"
This is my biggest pet peeve: people using insulting terminologies when describing rabid fans. What I mean by that? I'm talking about terms... (fanbrat, n00b, fantwit, fantard, wangst, wambulance, etc.). Using these terms are not only insulting, but also bully-ish. If you use these terms, it shows your utter arrogance and stupidity, especially in my eyes. And since I'm online friends with several rabid fans, it really gets on my nerves. If you don't want to look dumb and immature in my eyes, then don't use these terms.
"How I believe would make a good FanFiction story?"
In my opinion, if you want to write good FanFiction, this is how you write it.
1) If it mainly involves canon characters, try to keep them as in-character as you can. O.O.C. is okay (character development or recession), but you must have a valid reason for it, and it must be minimal. Don't bash the characters, as well; treat everyone fairly.
2) Write with quite some description. Try to make the readers visualize the scene(s) in the story.
3) Write with a solid storyline. Either original or cliche, make the plot substantial and strong.
4) Don't make that many grammar, spelling, and/or fluency errors. Make it as solid as possible.
5) If using your own characters (either with canon characters or not), try not to make them Mary Sues or Gary Stus. I don't mind them, but they are generally frowned upon. They can be the center of attention, but give them certain flaws that can stand out from time to time.
6) Good foreshadowing. Give them clues to what would happen next. Also, put in some quirks here and there and surprise the readers.
More might possibly follow...
"How to make a successful C2?"
There have been over 20,000 C2 Communities on FFnet. Many of them have bee successful, while others have gone down the drain. In my opinion, the reason that some C2 Communities were not successful was because it was done the wrong way. To make a successful C2, here are some tips to do so...
1) Make sure that the story or stories featured in the C2 will be liked by a wide audience.
2) Make sure the C2 follows your own guidelines. Make rules for your C2 and make sure the staff and manager follow them.
3) NEVER EVER feature a C2 that is excusively or mainly for stories that you and/or the staff have.
Make sure your C2 follows all these steps. Otherwise, the C2 will become a failure.
And I'm not kidding when I say don't make a C2 that is exclusively and/or mainly for stories made by the manager and/or staff. It makes the staff/manager look arrogant and conceited, saying that their sstories are better than everyone else's. A C2 is for greaat stories from throughout the fandom(s). Trust me, it is the biggest flunk to creating a C2, and you have absolutely no idea how many C2s are like that. Yes, it's okay for a C2 to have stories that come from the staff/manager, but make sure it is at a very low proportion. At least 30-percent of all the stories in the C2 must come from the manager and/or staff and no higher than that.
"How to become a good critic?"
We know that we like to give people advice at times, but sometimes, it can feel so good that you get carried away and overdo it. And, sometmes, the author receiving it will look at it the wrong way.
To prevent this from happening, here are some tips to giving proper criticism.
1) Be neutral. Look at both the positives and negatives of the story and describe them. If you do, it makes you look very neutral and unbiased. Compliment them on their strengths as well as describing their weaknesses. Show them where their flaws are and give them solutions on solving it out. If you can't really see anything positive in the story, either soften up the blow by encouraging the author or hit the "back" button.
2) Proper word-choice. This will give you the first impression on your criticism. It's always best that you criticize them politely. Try not to use words, phrases, or any form of terminology that might set them off the wrong way. For example, instead of saying, "you're character is a Mary Sue," you can say something like, "This character seems to look perfect and flawless. It is best that you..." Also, make sure your criticisms are G-rated. Don't say things like, "This sucks," "What the hell?", or "You're writing crap." Don't emphasize anything within your criticisms (emphasizing can be rude and sometimes insulting), and don't insult them, either (i.e.: "You can't write," "Stop writing," or "Try something different"). Trust me, this goes a long way, and it might prevent you from being blocked and reported by other authors.
3) Don't nag the author. Just like vulgar language, this is a huge no-no when criticizing. If they did not take it, you'll know somehow, some way. Either via e-mail, review, from their profile, not respond to your review while responding to other ones, or by blocking you. If you do not see these signs, it means they took it, and they're trying anyway they can to become better. And if they did not take it, either ask them what turned them off the wrong way or don't respond at all. And don't try using pretty low tactics so that you make them take your advice. Nagging the authors will only make you look like a pushover and a brat. Trust me, nagging them does not solve any problems at all.
4) Be patient. Not all the authors will improve right off the bat. When you give criticism, it is best that you always expect that the chapter afterwards will have possibly limited progression. Point out the errors in the new chapter alone. The old chapters are in the past. And not all authors will improve the past chapters at once. Sometimes, they'll do so when the story is done. The reason for this because improving the past chapters while writing a new chapter will sometimes hamper their schedule and will give them writer's block.
5) Check old past records of how the author's criticized. This is also important. Because it will show you how harsh or lenient you can be to the author when giving out advice. If there are no past records of criticisms, be as lenient as you can.
6) When you give out pointers, it's best that you don't be rude. While giving out corrections in reviews is a good thing, there is a line when doing so. When you show them corrections to a part of a story, don't act like you're better than anyone; don't act like you're showing off. Showing off an improvement of someone's own work in a rude, mean, and hypocritical way is known as sporking, and it's really frowned upon.
7) If there is a multi-chapter story, don't review in the first chapter. Keep reading the story until you reach the end. Criticizing a story in the middle or beginning of a huge multi-chapter story will sometimes be considered as flames and will make you look like a hypocrite. If you cannot stand to read any further, keep hitting the "back" button until you're out of the story.
8) Empathy. This is considered one of the key things when writing criticism and advice. When giving out concrit, you should always look in the receiver's mind. When you type it out, think, "How will they take it?" and "How will they react to it?". If you think they'll take it the wrong way, change the wording of your concrit and make it as lenient as you can.
9) Even though it's not a rule, it is a very good idea that you critique yourself. What I mean is look your story or stories over. If you find an area where you believe needs some work, change it right away. That's one of the reasons why FFnet has QuickEdit. You can look it over and check where you need to work on. It's a good idea to look it over at least twice before submitting it.
6Back to my life...
I'm also a very huge fan of epic fanfiction as well as the genres: romance, angst, drama, mystery, humor, and action/adventure. Romance is something I like in a story, but it's not the biggest priority when it comes to reading good fanfiction.
I'm also a very nice person; and if there's a story I like, but if needs to be worked on (i.e.: grammar and choppiness), I'll give you helpful advice as to improving with your writing, but in a polite and classy fashion. I could be harsh at times (in a vague term), but I'm usually very lenient and kind, and I will NEVER flame EVER!
And when I give constructive criticism, don't expect me to swear. I'm a guy that will use clean G-rated language in constructive reviews. Plus, I will usually give out advice on grammar, punctuation, spelling, fluency, description, how to give a story depth, and correct dialogue structure. I usually won't give advice on how to keep the characters in-character unless it's necessary to do so. What I mean is that if they misunderstand the characters' personality, if they ask how to keep the characters in-character, or if they twisted several character's personalities so much that they give me discomfort, I'll do that. Other than that, just structure of a story only; no ifs, ands, or buts will change my approach.
I don't know all the tricks, but I will give you the good tricks of being a good author. Not a fanfic author, but an author in general. Besides, it takes time to become one, and I'm very patient when it comes to that.
If I see a story that I love and that I see little or no flaws, I will give you some of the biggest compliments in your life, and they're coming from my heart. Every compliment I make will be sincere. And it's not because of a couple I like. It's because it was well-written and easy to understand. I've read many stories into which I hate the couple/character, but I still read it because I enjoyed it so much.
I'm also a confidence booster to many authors. If there's someone that, I believe, needs to be cheered up, expect me come by.
And if there was something that I did that I believe was wrong, I will give you an honest apology as to what I believed I wronged for. I don't want to offended or anger anyone. That also means that I'll apologize for being harsh, as well. In some cases, my way of advice can hurt people's feelings in a way that it can be considered a flame. Yes, I'll admit that; some reviews I've given have been taken the wrong way because thay looked cold. On many occasions, I feel ashamed if I do write a review that can inadvertantly come off as being harsh and rude. I'm usually very nice and considerate, and writing a review that ticks people off is something I'll never do. If you feel offended of a review I gave you, I will apologize for hurting your feelings. If I don't respect people's feelings, I shouldn't belong here.
On the other hand, I have given out some tough love on a few occassions, but I will tend to soften the blow near the end, telling the authors to continue writing no matter how negative a review I've written. Yes, I always want authors to continue their work, no matter what I say. I'm NOT someone who's blunt in my reviews, and I will NEVER send a scathing review, whether the story has character-bashing, a Mary-Sue, etc. Sending reviews that hurt people's feelings are not my thing.
On dozens of occasions, if there are areas that need to be worked on (a scene, dialogue, etc.), I copy-and-paste the specific areas into the review, whether they are big, moderate, or small. If there's a problem in a fic, I'll put it in my review (I rarely do it via e-mail). So far, no one has gotten annoyed with it. If my copy-and-paste reviews ever annoy you, my apologies. However, even though I do respect people's feelings, be warned; if I see any area of a story that needs to be worked on, I will copy-and-paste them into my reviews.
A Note When E-Mailing Me: You MUST put this heading "Fanfiction.net writer" followed by your ACTUAL penname in the e-mail's subject bar.
I'm a very huge fan of crossovers. My favorite crossovers are when Digimon of the all seasons come together, including Savers. It doesn't matter how. I just like it.
However, my most favorite crossovers are the rare Digimon/Sonic crossovers. Why the rare crossover? Well, of all the fandoms I like, Sonic and Digimon are the ones that I'm closely in relation to. In my opinion, there should be more of them.
7. My fan-created characters
If you already know, I have a gigantic list of characters created by me. Some will be main ones while some will be used only limitedly. Here are the characters that I have, so far, introduced in my fics and where they'll be found...
Alexander Halbery (The main protagonist in my "Ultimate" epic.)
Manny Martinez (Rosa's "brother." Mentioned in Ch. 14 of "Thoughts of the Children.")
Guijarromon (Gotsumon's Baby form. Mentioned in Ch. 14 of "Thoughts of the Children" and "French Delight.")
Cobblemon (Gotsumon's In-Training form. Mentioned in Ch. 14 of "Thoughts of the Children.")
Amoebamon (Betamon's Baby form. Mentioned in Ch. 15 of "Thoughts of the Children" and "French Delight.")
Algaemon (Betamon's In-Training form. Mentioned in Ch. 15 of "Thoughts of the Children.")
Roquefort the Mosquito (A resident of Mushroom Hill in my "Ultimate" epic.)
EggDrill (A robot used in my "Ultimate" epic.)
Vamparrots (A group of Eggman's robots in my "Ultimate" epic.)
Atomic Torpedoes (Eggman's robots in my "Ultimate" epic.)
Copyright Information: Every fan-created character I created myself has been copyrighted, and no one is allowed to take any of my fan-created characters without my permission.
8. The best authors I've come across...
I've been around the site for quite a while, even though I've only been on for a short time. Of all the authors I've come across, these are the best ones:
1. "Ultra Sonic 007:" The author of the famous "Zero 2: A Revision" and its timeline.
2. "SilvorMoon:" Perhaps the best one-shot writer in the Digimon fandom. Perhaps the best Digimon fanfiction writer, period. Her Yu-Gi-Oh and GX fanfiction have also been very entertaining, especially "The Jade Serpent of Shangri-La," and I suggest checking them out, too.
3. "CaramelAriana:" The writer of one of my most favorite Digimon angst stories around, "Welcome to my Life."
4. "NetRaptor:" Perhaps the best writer on the entire site. Her fanfics are better than the Sonic videogames! She's also famous for the Win95-bashing fic, one of the few bashing fics which I enjoy.
5. "Kaeera:" One of the best angst/tragedy writers on the site, especially since English isn't her prime language.
6. "ShortPoet:" Possibly one of the best Inuyasha writers on the site. With ThebigW helping her, she might become one of the best fanfic writers ever! Maybe, we'll see a pro-Kikyo fic from her one day.
7. "AnT:" Writing one of the biggest and most complex stories I've come across, "Digimon Tribute." And, yes, the term "complex" was used as a compliment. ;)
8. "Silver1:" one of the best Davis/Daikari writers and the author of "Darkness Reborn," the best Takari story on the site in my opinion. Plus, he was, in my opinion, SilvorMoon's lone competition as best Digimon writer out there.
9. "SSJ4Takeru:" The author of the famous AND complex D-Fusion series as well as the longest story (word-wise) in the Anime Crossover section.
10. "Arek the Absolute:" One of the best sequel writers I've come across.
11. "Alforce Zero:" famous for his stories, "Vengaence," "Legends of the DigiDestined." Now, he's writing "Wira Digital," a fanfic that I've enjoyed reading.
12. "Cheetor640:" Famous for "The Canadian Digidestined" (the longest current R-rated fanfic in the Digimon fandom), its sequel, and A.U.: "Engulfed in Darkness."
13. "Psycho G:" famous for the longest-running Digimon fanfic: "Digimon 02: Endgame."
14. "Sevetenks, The Ultimate F," famous for his crossbreed romances and the first-person P.O.V.s on BlackWarGreymon, Omnimon, and Kikyo.
15. "Kojiokida2:" writing the best Sonic X AU I've seen.
16. "Skittles the Sugar Fairy:" famous for "Missing Link" and "Shattered Realities."
17. "Angel Spirit:" One of the best yaoi writers in the Digimon fandom.
18. "Alex Warlorn:" Author of some of the most original ideas I've seen.
19. "Black:" Famous for "Perfect Hazzard," its sequel, and their prequel to Digimon Tamers: "After Thoughts."
20. "Gemini Star01:" Writing "Harry Potter and the Digimon Frontier," one of the best A.U./Crossovers I've seen.
21. "Epsilon Zeta:" Famous for his 02/Tamers crossover, "Beyond the Other Side," and the 02/Tamers/V-Tamers crosssover, "Ascension."
22. "InfinityBlade:" Author of some of the best Tamers fics out there. "Inner Demons, Phase One: Rising Shadows" is the one I recommend the most.
23. "TK Takaishi:" In my opinion, the ONLY writer who can compete with NetRaptor as best writer on FFnet. He's that great.
24. "DQBunny:" Famous for "Shikon No Go: A Fanfic of 100 Chapters."
25. "Mewgia Mirrorcoat:" She's writing a very good fanfic called "The Survival of Hope." Thanks to DTV for pointing me to this great fic.
26. "Broken Angel01:" A writer of a great 2nd Generation Digimon fanfic called "Following the Footsteps of Destiny," a fanfic that has over 100 chapters and has eclipsed the old "Digimon 02: Endgame" story as being the longest story chapter-wise in the Digimon section and "Harry Potter and the Digimon Frontier" as having the most reviews for any fanfic in the Digimon section.
27. "Rave the Rich:" The writer of "Rule of 132," a collection of romance drabbles featuring ALL the main DigiDestined characters from Adventure/02, Tamers, Frontier, and Savers.
28. "Pyjamas:" Wrote drabbles featuring romances between all twelve main DigiDestined from Adventure/02. And I really suggest checking them out, as they're fantastic.
29. "Sailor Janus:" The writer of "Diminished Light: Void's Assault" & "Diminished Light: Chosen's Quest," both of which should be checked out.
9. "Links to websites"
During my time on Fanfiction.net (even before I had an account), I gave authors several links to websites that would help authors on their fanfction. These are the ones I recommend.
These are links to Digimon fansites: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, & 06.
And these are great Sonic the Hedgehog links: 01, 02, 03, 04, & 05.
These websites will help you write great fanfiction. Each numbered link is a different website.
WARNING: The fifth and sixth links in the Digimon section here have suggestive content (but not higher than PG-13).
10. Other stuff I have on or outside FanFiction.net...
I'm the manager of a C2 Community called "The Anigame Carousel." This features what we feel are the BEST fanfics featuring the videogames and anime/manga shows. From Alternate Universe, Alternate Timeline, Alternate Setting, to Canon. From mild Out-Of-Characterness, to In-Characterness, to Character Development. From cliched ideas to original ones. From well-rounded fancharacters to mild Mary-Sues & Gary-Stus. The BEST fanfics in these two categories are found here. Videogame/Anime-&-Manga Crossovers and Crossovers that feature any of these elements are also welcome. Yes, you can add fanfics from any category as long as it's involved with a crossover of any anime, manga, and/or video game.)
RULES FOR MY C2:
1. No restrictions of couples. All couples are allowed to enter the C2 Community. However, you can add fanfics with no couple in it.
2. Good grammar, spelling, and all other forms of good writing. Stories with little of none of these aspects shall not be featured here.
3. NO bashing of ANY kind. That meant these are NOT allowed:
3a. NO character-bashing.
3b. NO couple-bashing.
3c. NO bad-fanfic parodies.
3d. NO Mary-Sue/Gary-Stu parodies.
3e. NO slash and/or crossbreeding-bashing.
3f. NO crossover-bashing.
3g. NO bashing of a real person, company, or object.
3h. NO bashing of fancharacters/Original Characters.
3i. NO complete destruction of the canon characters' characterizations. Totally manipulating, villianizing, and destroying their canonical characterization is NOT tolerated here.
NONE of these forms are allowed. Plots with the humor and/or parody genre are allowed, but it must MUST be in accordiance to these rules.
All members of the community must follow the C2's guidelines, including the manager.
If you want me to check your fanfic to see if it qualifies to be on my C2, send me a review or e-mail (including the link).
THE STAFF MEMBERS FOR MY C2:
1. GemmaniGirl (joined on September 29, 2005)
2. FrozenBlossom (joined on September 30, 2005)
3. Silverdash (joined on September 30, 2005)
4. Broken Angel01 (joined on October 3, 2005)
5. CaramelAriana (joined on October 5, 2005)
6. Snow Blade (joined on November 14, 2005)
7. KhakiBlueSocks (joined on November 15, 2005)
8. Shadow of Miracles (joined late-2005)
9. Little Fortune Cookie (joined late-2006)
If you want to be a staff member of my community, feel free to e-mail or review, but you must tolerate original characters (including mild Mary-Sues & Gary-Stus), out-of-characterization of canon characters, slash/femslash, cliched plots, alternate-genre stories (i.e.: Alternate Universe or Alternate Timeline), couples that you detest or find too awkward for your taste, and stories that don't really follow the canonical storyline.
Since July 10, 2005, I've been a staff member of the C2 Community "fanfiction's best." It's managed by the author sapphirewitch.
I'm the moderator of these FFnet forums:
1. The Digital Terminal (Anime/Manga: Digimon)
2. Chaos Central (Video Games: Sonic the Hedgehog)
3. Sodor's Shed (TV Shows: Thomas the Tank Engine)
4. The Cards of Clow Reed (Anime/Manga: Card Captor Sakura)
5. The Phoenix's Paradise (Anime/Manga: Monster Rancher)
6. Duel Academy's Office (Anime/Manga: Yu-Gi-Oh GX)
Read the rules for each forum before posting something. The rules are the same for each forum name.
I also have accounts on fictionpress.com, nfiction.com, animespiral.com, mediaminer.org, ficwad.com, and netraptor.org. (NOTE: Despite getting accounts on Fiction Press & NetRaptor.org, I might not upload any stories in them; and I'm not putting in any stories on Anime Spiral until I can put up all my story content and not have part of it erased.)
I have a LiveJournal account. You'll find info about a little bit of my life, but mostly posts associating with fanfiction, fanart, etc.
To showcase my art, I decided to become part of DeviantArt. I plan to place my art (both computer & landscape) as well as my fanfiction there once I have the time.
I'm also part of several internet forums. They are "The Takari & Patagato Corner Forums," "Sonikku Love," "Sodor Island Forums," "Sonic & Company," "Sonamy 4 Always: Rebirth," "Cosails Forever: Rebirth," "The Sonic Realm" "With The Will Forums," "The HP Forums," "Cardcaptor Redeemer," "The DATS Forums," and "The Mediaminer Forums." I'm also the owner of a Digimon forum, called "The Digital Terminal," which it is a semi-affiliate with my Digimon FFnet forum.
All the communities I've joined are under the same penname as this one.
11. "Spring Cleaning"
(5/5/12): If you're a regular profile visitor here, you'll notice some pretty big changes in my profile. Most of the stuff you saw was from several years ago, particularly in late-2005 to early-2006, when I was only eighteen and nineteen. Reading it back, there were so many sections that were left untouched since then. So, to clean my profile up, I deleted those pieces. There's still a bit more left to work on, but the main bulk of the cleaning is complete, so any changes now will be much more subtle.
In addition, a new fanfic has been uploaded for a brand new fandom (well, new for me). Happy reading!
That's all for now! Catch ya later!