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Author has written 225 stories for Lord of the Rings, Neopets, Harry Potter, Ayatsuri Sakon, Mega Man, X-Men: Evolution, G. I. Joe, Chronicles of Narnia, Pokémon, Winx Club, Redwall, Misc. Books, M*A*S*H, Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Xiaolin Showdown, Avatar: Last Airbender, Horseland, X-overs, Arthur, Boxcar Children, Rurouni Kenshin, Bleach, Letter Bee/テガミバチ, Darker than BLACK, Yumeiro Pâtissière/夢色パティシエール, Detective Conan/Case Closed, Bamboo Blade, Misc. Anime/Manga, Durarara!!/デュラララ!!, Gakuen Alice, Wallflower, and NCIS.
7-26-2012 The links are now back! I'm going to be posting links to my other stuff again.
Probably the dumbest user name I've ever come up with as it was supposed to be a dumb pun off CNN and ABC.
I'll add more important links later.
If you leave an anonymous review includes any form of arguement about how Toshiro and Momo aren't siblings or that they can not be called siblings it will be deleted, unless the site admins add in a way to reply publicly to anonymous reviews. It is canon fact that Toshiro and Momo are siblings, albeit non-blood related ones.
I honestly don't care if you ship the two together, but don't ship them if the idea of them having a sibling relationship in canon makes you ill. Don't take your frustrations out on people who pay attention to canon simply because you choose to be in denial about your own ship. This includes not taking your frustration out on people who ship them who refuse to deny the sibling relationship. Denying that something is true won't make it suddenly untrue. Nobodies going to trust you on canon or characterization issues either.
Anonymous reviews that accuse me of character bashing Momo and/or making her OoC will be deleted. To quotehere, “if you are writing a fic and within it there are characters disliking Character X. Or Character X comes off in situations very poorly (ie, as in a b*ch) in a way that would be believable in the original text, then this is not character bashing, this is writing your characters correctly.” There is honest justification as to why Momo get's the bad hand in most of my stories.
Momo isn't all sweet and innocent, she's known for having major problems controlling her emotions, particularly her anger. There are also reasons for the other characters not to trust her or her abilities. And contrary to what people say, she isn't a "kido master" or a "kido expert". Toshiro says of her that she is "a master at her kido" and Tite Kubo says she is "an expert user at kido". This isn't not the same thing as saying she is a "kido master" or "kido expert".
All it says is that she is good at kido and canon has demonstrated she's not on the level of the other fukutaicho when it comes to her kido. Sure, she is able to combine multiple kido at the same time, but the fact it drains her and that she even has to do it is proof that her kido levels aren't anywhere near the same level as the others who are good at kido. She has none of the other skills required, so saying Aizen only picked her because she was easy to manipulate isn't an inaccurate statement.
That said, zorb makes this comment on bantha fodder's entry. "I would also like to add that if you are writing a fic that includes Character X and other people, and none of these other people can find any reason to dislike anything about Character X, then you are probably writing a Mary Sue/Gary Stu and should rethink your priorities." You also need to rethink your priorities if you're accusing writers of character bashing as well as making the character OoC simply because you don't like the fact Character X is having a hard time.
I refuse to write Possession Sues, and I refuse to write the fanon that most of the rabid fans try to pass off as canon truth. I don't mind people telling me she is a "kido master" or a "kido expert" because that is one of the major misconceptions floating around about Momo. Reviews though that are written by her rabid fans who get their feelings hurt because she isn't the perfect angel they believe her to be aren't going to be used to pad my word count.
Editing: I am working on editing the grammar in stories that I am updating. It is going to be an ongoing process and will likely slow down my posting. My grammar has improved though and it is hard to go back and look where I was on some of these stories without these fanfics driving me nuts. That also said I am not guaranteeing the grammar will be perfect either.
Finished: Bleach: Fan Works, BFW: Omake, Understanding II
I guess the best way to start is, I will not give out my e-mail online, even to the people I know on this site very well. I am a very firm believer in the concept of internet safety. I started writing fanfiction over ten years ago, as a way to escape. My original attempt, was a Mary Sue, which I can't even post as an example of bad writing because it fried, and actually has merged into my original work.
I started actually learning about fanfiction, back in 2003, when two of my friends from my Studio Art class, introduced me to a Sailor Moon fanfic. I joined about three years later, because I saw a lot of fanfics that could be better, and there were also fanfics that were getting flamed and bullied. At that time, I knew very little, not even the term Mary Sue.
I am a critiquer, and I am one of the harder ones out there. I do it, not to make people feel bad about the work, but to instead push them to become better.
First point about this is, if there is anything that I could have worded better, tell me... I won't grow as a critiquer otherwise.
Second, I refuse to leave critique via PM. The review system is not for 'strictly praise'.
Third, while I can apologize for going over board and making mistakes, I can't appologize for telling someone the truth, they need to hear.
Fourth, if you've gone into a major author's rant, even if I've made mistakes, I refuse to appologize publically.
Excuses Don't Cut It
I don't have time – I think, the times that I find it most irritating, is when it comes to hot-off-the-press fanfics, or fanfics that are obviously thrown together in a few minutes. If anyone wants to have people take them seriously here, you should spend fifteen to thirty minutes roughly, per fanfic chapter. It may vary.
It's just for fun – If something is posted to the internet, it isn't just for fun anymore. You are trying to get praise, for something you did. However, if your fanfic has problems, because it is posted on the net, people are allowed to tell you, there are problems with it. You can't do nothing about it.
I just don't care... rant, rant, rant... - I don't need to go into the depth of how you proved otherwise, that you do care, if you rant after that statement.
I went to preparatory school, not public – Last time I checked, a preparatory school has a better education then a public school, or most public schools.
I don't make straight A's in my English – Well, at least you aren't making F's either. You don't need to make straight A's, to write good fanfiction.
I like MSN chat speak, so I use it all the time – This is VERY bad manners.
Other people like it – Some people will gush over anything, so this doesn't mean you have something of quality. Also, if something bothers you as a writer, change it. People who throw a fit, weren't true fans of your work in the first place.
Everyone Else Does it. Two wrongs don't make something right. Be a role model, and do the right thing.
AU means “author's version” - No, it means alternative universe.
It is my version, so I can do whatever I want too. - Fanfiction work will always be dirivitive of someone elses work, meaning that it will never be completely your own version. If you want your own version, write original fiction.
I warned that the characters were OoC – It doesn't change the fact that true OoC is bad writing. If a character is OoC, then they are NOT the canon character anymore.
I asked to be e-mailed what people thought wrong in the fanfic, via PM – The review system is NOT for 'strictly praise'. If you are doing this, so that you reviews don't have any negative ones, something is wrong.
There are though, a few things that I can deal with. I can deal with people being ignorant and naïve of things, but after being told, they aren't innocent anymore. I also understand that special needs people, and people with English as their second language, struggle. I highly recommend a beta, or a scribe. And then there are the people who don't care, or are really, truly happy, for what they have written. Everyone makes mistakes, consider it, simply a learning and growing experience.
What Kind of Review is it?
- Encourage Review: This review type is the kind that will tell the author that the work is good and to keep up the good work. If it is obvious to them though that major improvement is needed, they will either avoid the fanfic entirely or go on to say that it simply needs work. This is the basic review type.
One some notes on reviewing, the ones that are good are Encouraging Reviews and critiques, while the negative ones are the other three. Flames and Gusher reviews can also take the form of Spam review. The very best one is a combination of an Encouraging review and a critique.
This is not meant to sound rude to anyone, but if one can not be mature about the reviews they receive and get mad with being told their work isn’t perfect, they are perhaps not ready to be posting their work in a public forum. By this I mean, going onto rants, trying to publicly out the person. There is a proper way to handle the matter, and also an improper way. Though I can see outing someone like Flame Rising, who is one of the WORST flamers in the history of the site. And that is how I came to know
Tips for Writing Good Fanfiction:
- Know the difference between critiques and flames, encouraging reviews and gushers.
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