zky-zephyr
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Joined 06-01-06, id: 1058368
Author has written 3 stories for Azumanga Daioh.

2/26/07

Sad news, my writing is on hold for now due to RL "stuff". This is very disheartening but I am sincerely hoping that I'll be able to get back to finishing my stories as soon as everything calms down. My apologies to all.

My Profile - Updated 12/21/06

Name: zky-zephyr (not my real name)

Fave Animes: In no particular order - If it's not on the list I probably don't like it for one reason or another, I'm quite picky with my anime.

Azumanga Daioh, Last Exile, Scrapped Princess, Gunslinger Girl, Naruto, Mai HiME, Hunter X Hunter, Bleach (season 2 sucked), Kannazuki no Miko (hate the mechs though), Maria-sama ga Miteru (I think the manga is better), Trigun, Fist of the Northstar, Noir, Dirty Pair, Robotech (the American one, yeah I know it's not 'real' anime), Hellsing (although I haven't finished it yet), GTO, Mai Otome

Fave Shoujo-ai Anime/Manga!

Azumanga Daioh, My HiME, Kannazuki no Miko, Maria-sama ga Miteru, Noir, Mai Otome, Strawberry Panic, Yami to boushi to hon no tabibito, Strawberry Shake, Simoun, Iono the Fanatics

Fave Authors: There isn't enough room to list all the books I like:

Madeleine L'Engle, Barry Hughart, Bryce Courtenay, Laurie R. King, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Jane Austen, Dean Koontz, Orson Scott Card, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Frost, Anne McCaffrey, Brian Jacques, Terry Brooks, Robert Asprin, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dostoyevsky, Voltaire


Story Notes for Last Chance: Updated 12/10/06

(o.O) NO longer Spoiler F-R-E-E, meh-uh-oh!

This story started as a Tomo/Yomi story but slowly evolved into what you are reading now. I was interested in thinking about how the girls would grow up and what they would do if they were faced with the possibility of losing each other.

I set the story 8 years after high school graduation. I wanted them out of college (except for Chiyo who's a nerd, lol) and somewhat established in their chosen professions.

I decided to approach this from a realistic point of view.

This story is not meant to be a comedic piece hence the reason that it's listed under Drama/Romance. For this, I apologize to all the Osaka fans.

Shoujo-ai: This story is shoujo-ai because I want it to be. If you don't know what shoujo-ai is, you should seriously go and look it up but not in a dictionary...try the internet instead.

Chiyo's 6 doctorates according to zky-zephyr: Genetics, Virology (inside joke), Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemical Engineering, and Neuroscience. To find degrees for Chiyo, I looked at Harvard, MIT, Stanford and UC Berkeley.

Names I considered for Chiyo's dad: Akito, Dai, Danjuro, Goemon, Heizo, Hiroharu, Hideki, Kansuke, Kakuei, Kagetoki, Naizen, Nichiren, Ryosei (runner-up to Heikichi), Taheiji -- yes, I picked some of the names because I thought they sounded funny

Writing this story has been a real challenge. I miss all the time I had to write and percolate over story ideas that I had over summer. Alack and alas, real life comes barging in and learning how to juggle my time became an issue. However, I've taken it as a learning experience and I think I'm really close to getting the 'time' issue solved as far as this fanfic is concerned. I didn't like thinking that it would take me a year to finish this story so I have resolved myself to what I think is a reasonable writing schedule.

I had not originally planned on having Tomo show up at the hospital until much, much closer to the end of the story. I was really going to drag out their reunion, however, there are some plot 'things' that need to occur which require the help of Tomo. Luckily, it is completely believable to write Tomo willingly hurting herself to be with Yomi.

Part of the reason it took me so long to update with Chapter 11 is that I lost track of the current 'conversations'; especially the one between Ayumu and Kagura. I finally got it all straightened out in my head and was able to update, yay!


Story Notes for Nyamo the Player: Last updated 7/22/06 (spoiler f-r-e-e)

This story is the direct result of me thinking too much about the possible shoujo-ai pairings in Azumanga Daioh. AD Fans are very dedicated to their favorite pairings but I think they are also quite accepting of any well-written story that breaks the accepted canon or introduces OCs. Well, at least, that is my impression from reading the many reviews that have been left in this fandom. I think the other writers who write for multiple fandoms would probably agree that the AD area is a nice place to be.


Story Notes for Denied: Last updated 8/10/06

I find some of the stories with boys flirting with the Azu-gang amusing. This is my own take on how the girls would take advances from the opposite sex. It was also a lot of fun to think about the possibility of Osaka, Kagura and Tomo having a three-way relationship, if ya know what I mean (snicker). The addition of NyamoXYukari was also fun to write. The only sad part is the fact that Chiyo isn't gonna get any lovin', ah well.


Story Ideas: Last Update: 12/21/06

Pairings

I really like all the canon pairings so I would write stories for any of them except for Kaorin. I strongly dislike Kaorin so there is only a very, very small chance that I would ever write a story with her in it as a main character. My apologies to all Kaorin-lovers.

Stories which focus on just one pair that aren't canon: Yomi/Sakaki, Yomi/Kagura, Yomi/Nyamo, Chiyo/Kagura, Tomo/Sakaki, Osaka/Yomi...hmm, i think i might have a thingy for yomi. A side note, I seem to have discovered a severe inability to not be able to write a story with only 2 characters. I keep writing for all six, lol. I don't know what's wrong with me.

Love triangels can be f-u-n: two other characters fighting over Chiyo, Kagura or Yukari

I'm always a big, big fan of anybody who can mix it all up and surprise the heck out of people as to the end pairings.

The girls aren't lesbian stories: Yeah, I would write these but I prefer shoujo-ai. Well-written OCs are fine by me.

Epic

An anonymous person mentioned writing one of these in a review for Last Chance and it is a great idea. I've managed to think of a very basic story plot to get started on an Azumanga Daioh epic but it will probably not get 'published' until I'm done with Last Chance and Denied. This is a great challenge and I think it would be a lot of fun to write. Let's see, not to give anything away because I like surprises...but so far this story has been set in an 'Alternate Universe' and, of course, will be Shoujo Ai.

Other

Eventually, I'd like to write stories for the following animes: Mai HiME, Noir, Maria-sama ga miteru


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If There Be Thorns by Entropy Empathy reviews
Updated. After Mai HiME, what would it really take for a happy ending? Angst, of course. Natsuki searches for truth, understanding, and closure. Action, romance and Shizuru. What more does one need?
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 116,456 - Reviews: 330 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 3/16 - Published: 5/16/2006 - Natsuki K., Shizuru F.
Resolution by Vega62a reviews
Continuation of the MaiHiME series. A spring break trip to the beach exposes stilluntied threads both inside and outside of the lives of the HiME. Rated T for violence, language. Possible Shizxnat, Maixtate? Who knows! Chapter 27 now up!
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 122,317 - Reviews: 223 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 8/3/2007 - Published: 1/13/2006
My One and Only by entanglednthorns reviews
[Mai Otome] Natsuki gets in trouble the first few days of school, resulting in having an Oneesama to teach her the right things. Who better than Shizuru Viola to do it? From digging up unsightly pasts to odd ways of teaching Natsuki. ShizNat.
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,045 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 1/29/2007 - Published: 4/20/2006
Riding the Roller Coaster by ficeler37 reviews
Sequel to The Challenge. Shiznat's 'date' at the amusement park!
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 24 - Words: 33,446 - Reviews: 161 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 10/9/2006 - Published: 9/4/2006 - Complete
Bedtime Manners for Two by Shigan reviews
Shiznat. The first time is never quite that easy, especially when she's wearing that purple sleepingkimono of silk. A may be sequel to Learning How to Walk.
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,123 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 19 - Published: 8/12/2006 - Complete
Mai HiME A Second Chance by irina67 reviews
[MaiMikoto]A long time has passed since the Festival. Mai and Mikoto meet by chance and their feelings come alive once again. Will they be able to find hapiness when Reito is around?
Mai HiME - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 27,383 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 8/2/2006 - Published: 6/1/2006 - [Mikoto M., Mai T.] [Shizuru F., Natsuki K.]
Rearranged by betsunii reviews
After finding out that her parents have arranged for her to be married to someone she doesn't even know, Shizuru turns to Natsuki for help. ShizxNat. Lemon. Yuri.
Mai HiME - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 23,193 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 258 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 5/8/2006 - Published: 2/22/2006 - Complete
A Mai HiME Fiction Loose Threads by ArcaJeth reviews
A year later Mikoto remains unfulfilled. The alternate ending is now available
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 18,009 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/21/2006 - Published: 7/4/2005 - Mai T., Mikoto M. - Complete
ShizuruNatsuki Drabble Cycle by gniwyerg reviews
An experimental collection of drabbles attempting to bring Shizuru and Natsuki together in the aftermath of the HiME Festival. Currently 50 drabbles. Not quite ShizNat. Yet.
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,491 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 15 - Published: 2/17/2006
All With Good Intentions by Kieli reviews
In the aftermath of the HiME Festival, Shizuru and Natsuki try to find a way not only to heal, but to keep their relationship intact. ShizNat pairing so be warned of the FF relationships.
Mai HiME - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 16,413 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 132 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 2/4/2006 - Published: 4/12/2005 - Complete
A Better World by Teresa Kaiju reviews
Shoujo ai. Himeko and Chikane get another chance in a better world.
Kannazuki no Miko - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,549 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/18/2005 - Complete
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Last Chance reviews
Tragedy brings the girls together. Set 8 years after high school. Shoujoai.
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 23,254 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 12/9/2006 - Published: 6/5/2006
Denied! reviews
They're finally getting attention from the opposite sex but is that what they really want? A summer story of love that could be if they would only say 'yes'. Shoujoai.
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,392 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/10/2006
Nyamo the Player reviews
A friendly game of cards, some alcohol and a question that should've never been asked. Yukari will never be able to erase this night from her memory. Shoujoai.
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,080 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/21/2006 - Complete