Zorknot
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Joined 08-22-01, id: 101834, Profile Updated: 05-09-10
Author has written 15 stories for Ranma, Inuyasha, Misc. Anime/Manga, and Boogiepop Phantom.

-2/6/10

Currently I am working on new chapters of Oyu no Ranma and Thyself Known, as well as some original work.

I'm @Zorknot on twitter, in case you're interested.

My current mantra which I repeat when I'm writing is "Be true to the characters, be true to the scene, and THEN worry about the story." This has helped me many times get through writer's block and other predicaments. When I get blocked, the reason for it is usually that I know where I want the story to go, but I can't figure out how to get the characters to go there. Or I know in a way how they'll get there, but I'm already bored with the idea. And of course the answer to this is simple. Just figure out what the situation is, and work out how the characters will react to it. That keeps things fresh and moving along appropriately. Not always so simple in practice of course. Ideally a writer will do this subconsciously. The characters will "take over the book." But if you are more concerned about moving the plot in a specific direction this can be harder to manage. You can begin to feel like a director yelling "CUT!" constantly at your unruly actors. But you have to be patient. Figure out what the characters want, how they react to different problems, what their history is. Then pay attention to what their environment is.

For instance, you have a fire in your story. Where is your main character? In the building? Fine. But this means that the fire can't be raging through every room in the building, or else your MC is dead. Unless your MC has super powers or something. Does your MC have superpowers? Fine. What is he or she doing in the fire? Fires typically aren't fun places to hang out. Unless maybe the MC gets energy from fire? Did the MC start the fire? Why start the fire in a house? Why not build a bonfire in a secluded location and stand in it? Why not move next to an active volcano for that matter? Perhaps it's a psychosis as well. The MCs basically an arsonist with superpowers. Fun.

See now all of a sudden I'm starting to get interested. Maybe I'm strange. Anyway, if you just pay attention to the details you can nudge things along in the direction you want with out making things seem forced, and you're actually more likely to come up with something original. Or you could just move to Hollywood and not give a crap about originality.

Of course, I am saying this on a fanfiction website, but still...

-Zorknot

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Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Less Wrong reviews
Petunia married a biochemist, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, and a world of intriguing new possibilities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione Granger, and Professor McGonagall, and Professor Quirrell... COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 122 - Words: 661,619 - Reviews: 30229 - Favs: 16,580 - Follows: 14,536 - Updated: 3/14 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Catch me if you can by Jebe reviews
Ranma decides to turn the tables on Shampoo's threat of the kiss of death. *Rating upgraded to M due to mature themes.*
Ranma - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 65,971 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 285 - Follows: 319 - Updated: 9/3/2014 - Published: 7/13/2014 - Ranma, Shampoo, Nabiki, Ukyo
Girl's School by Miko2 reviews
Ranma and Akane attend St. Hebereke's School for Girls. It's a Ranmachan story, yeah, it's been done too many times before, but you know, whatever.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 225,009 - Reviews: 651 - Favs: 427 - Follows: 483 - Updated: 12/7/2013 - Published: 5/20/2006 - Ranma, Akane
Tales of the FoxCat by Ozzallos reviews
An act of betrayal lands Ranma changed and far from home. Naruto meets a red headed girl one day while goofing off and the destinies of both are changed forever.
Crossover - Ranma & Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 162,023 - Reviews: 1757 - Favs: 1,942 - Follows: 1,885 - Updated: 8/11/2012 - Published: 12/2/2005 - Ranma, Naruto U.
Fission by HomerNet reviews
When Ranma Saotome and Usagi Tsukino collide in the middle of their respective transformations, it leads to a whole slew of changes in the lives of both heroes. Ch. 8, Part 1 up
Crossover - Sailor Moon & Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 69,335 - Reviews: 268 - Favs: 317 - Follows: 408 - Updated: 10/11/2010 - Published: 2/27/2006 - Ranma
Fall of a Martial Artist, Rise of a Demon Lord by rewind gone nuts reviews
When Ranma is transported to the Pit of the Infernum, he is forced to leave his old life behind. Desperate as he may be to find a way back to Earth, he must embrace the darkness in order to survive. And if he does find an exit... will he want to leave?
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 29,780 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 241 - Follows: 254 - Updated: 5/10/2010 - Published: 11/13/2009 - Ranma
Divergence by Author Roy reviews
AU. Starts during the mission in Wave Country. Sasuke discovers something about one of his teammates that completely upsets his understanding of her...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 80,964 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 251 - Follows: 283 - Updated: 6/16/2008 - Published: 6/20/2007 - Naruto U., Sasuke U.
Wild Magic by Usagi-Hasano reviews
Ranma is killed by a certain evil wizard and finds out he's part of a prophesy and is to be reborn. Problem? Jusenkyou had a little bit more fun just before he was reborn. RanmaSlayersHarry Potter with megacrosses from other things.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 22 - Words: 270,167 - Reviews: 560 - Favs: 395 - Follows: 403 - Updated: 5/8/2008 - Published: 3/30/2007
Eldritch Asylum by obsidian-fox reviews
Crossover: Harry Potter, Lovecraft Shadows in London run deeper than they ever did in Nerima. Ranma begins an epic tale of good, evil, and the vast twilight between them. Summary inside. DEAD
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 9 - Words: 129,578 - Reviews: 825 - Favs: 581 - Follows: 499 - Updated: 4/12/2008 - Published: 9/13/2004 - Ranma
Krimzon Blades by Lathis reviews
A Ranma/Claymore Fusion. In a world ruled by blondes, can a single redhead really make a difference? A story of beautiful ladies with huge swords . . . what's not to love?
Crossover - Ranma & Claymore - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 26,242 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 198 - Follows: 106 - Published: 2/1/2008 - Ranma - Complete
Happily Married by Kirinin reviews
Ranma wakes one day to find that a couple of things are different. Nothing major, just a new life complete with child, dojo to run, and, most importantly, a spouse. Problem is, the last thing Ranma recalls is being sixteen... COMPLETE! Now in Italian too.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 110,798 - Reviews: 434 - Favs: 479 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 7/17/2007 - Published: 12/7/2004 - Ranma, Ryoga - Complete
Sexual Endeavours by Ichinohei Hitomi reviews
Ranma's mother wonders why he doesn't have any...
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 46,673 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 225 - Follows: 172 - Updated: 3/5/2006 - Published: 7/25/2003 - Ranma
Choices by Mike2 reviews
It began with a simple high school party, but the consequences of choices made by Ranma (and others) at that event prove far-reaching.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 180,180 - Reviews: 170 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 1/7/2006 - Published: 4/14/2001
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Thyself Known reviews
Demons infect the denizens of Nerima, giving them new powers and new problems. Ch.15: Love and Honor, Wherein Ranma and Akane fight, Ukyo turns into a cat, and Shampoo paints the town red.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 188,518 - Reviews: 162 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 7/12/2014 - Published: 8/22/2001
Oyu No Ranma reviews
Ranma gets himself stuck as a girl early on. Now she's got completely new problems. In ch. 17, everybody wins! Well, except the losers, but who cares about them? Also a new curse is revealed and a couple people end up dying.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 177,752 - Reviews: 256 - Favs: 219 - Follows: 261 - Updated: 8/9/2013 - Published: 2/12/2002
Neriman Distortion reviews
When Ranma died, a mysterious light and a shockwave was seen and felt throughout Nerima, affecting people who might have otherwise led normal lives. Ch. 2:Light in Darkness:Daisuke Jonouchi: "Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a hero."
Crossover - Ranma & Boogiepop Phantom - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 2 - Words: 19,012 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/4/2011 - Published: 10/3/2011
Old News reviews
Just face it, Ranma. You were hot once, but now… you're just old news.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,018 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/16/2011 - Ranma - Complete
Ranma the Rock reviews
A brief oneshot of an odd idea I had. This has nothing to do with wrestling.
Ranma - Rated: K - English - Humor/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,530 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/8/2009 - Complete
Family Honor reviews
AU: Ranma has a tremendous respect for Family Honor... although he has a decidedly different idea of what it means. One of my weirder fics. CHAPTER3 UP!
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 29,155 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 2/13/2004 - Published: 4/26/2003
Boogiepop: Sacrifice of the Mysterious Froth reviews
Boogiepop Phantom fanfic. Just a teaser so far, but I hope to add more to it soon
Misc. Anime/Manga - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,171 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/25/2004
Kyuuketsuki reviews
The bamboo poles in the Jusenkyo springs are wards that have been holding the vampiric spirits at bay for fifty years. They've fallen.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 21,885 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/22/2003 - Published: 10/24/2002
Cereal Experiments: Akane reviews
Fusion with Lain. Akane eats her own cooking for the first time...or at least the first time she can REMEMBER...
Ranma - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,150 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/20/2003
A Feather Cage reviews
The type of cage is unimportant, only the lack of freedom. Short fic. Post episode 66
Inuyasha - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,246 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/27/2003
Sunset reviews
Ranma and Akane watch the sunset. Just a short bit of waff.
Ranma - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,072 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 7 - Published: 11/21/2002 - Complete
Ranma and Akane Wake Up reviews
Ranma and Akane grow and learn as people while the universe explodes around them. Second chapter up. English midget.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 23,276 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/3/2002 - Published: 4/28/2002
RSP reviews
One of the more maligned members of the Ranma1/2 cast has his say...
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 759 - Reviews: 13 - Published: 4/29/2002 - Complete
A Simple Question reviews
Plum asks her father a question about the springs. (very short)
Ranma - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 812 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/10/2001
That Fiend Saotome! reviews
What if what Kuno thought of Ranma were true?
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 682 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/6/2001 - Complete