Poll: Bleach: Fan Works - Should each part be fifty chapters or a hundred chapters? Vote Now!
Author has written 226 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 that spouts off illogical nonsense as well as obvious misinterpretations of the canon about how Toshiro and Momo aren't foster siblings, how I'm writing Momo out of character simply because I choose unlike many other writers to actually use her flaws in the stories I tell, or accusing me of character bashing her despite the fact I like her and happen to be a Dark Fic writer who likes to whump on her favorite characters your review will be deleted. If you leave a signed review spouting off illogical nonsense you will be blocked. I'm not going to pad my review count with tantrums from rabid fans of the ship or the character, nor am I going to force my readers to put up with them either. I refuse to write fanon!Momo.
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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