Author has written 12 stories for King of Fighters, Tales of the Abyss, One Piece, Breath of Fire, Bleach, Sekirei, Mega Man, Guilty Gear, Valkyrie Profile, BlazBlue, Rosario + Vampire, Tenjho Tenge, Street Fighter, Familiar of Zero, Fate/stay night, Koihime†Musō/恋姫†無双, and Ikki Tousen/一騎当千.
A simple guy with simple tastes and lots of guilty pleasures in the world of fan fiction.
I try my hand at writing some, too.
I usually prefer to mess around with AUs and crossovers because I enjoy playing with little ideas of what could be and what could not be. Some of them are kind of weird, but then somehow segue into being workable. Feel free to review, and to be polite yet honest about what you think I could improve on or not.
My personal mantra for writing fanfiction is pretty straightforward: "Your purpose above all else is to tell a story as best you can."
The goal isn't to write a story that's "better than canon", or to be the most popular writer of whatever series I write for, or to one-up other writers. I believe that the main focus of writing these stories should be to tell them so well that they become popular.
Small-minded thinking has no place in any kind of writing. Confidence in what you're doing and flexibility are what count.
It's not bad to tell the kind of story that you want, but be willing to address faults that come up in them and correct them if it's a legitimate concern. Take everything as a tip to get better at what you do and how you do it, no matter what.
"Reading": David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
Attention to detail
Bad spelling and grammar (acceptable to some extent if the writer is not a native English speaker)
Action-adventure, comedy, romance
Navigation (One Piece)
Substitute School (Bleach AU series)
Bellflowers and Wagtails (Sekirei AU series)
Substitute School, Second Semester (Part 2 of 2, prewriting stage)
One-Shots in the Brainstorming Phase:
Masked Investigators (Persona 4 AU)
Please note that while some oneshots may potentially expand out to full works, it is never a guarantee that such expansions will happen; it is dependent on my personal free time and my personal judgement about whether I can commit to the full story or not.
If I choose not to write a one-shot in the brainstorming phase, or expand your favorite one-shot into a full story, please don't take it personally; I just wanted the idea out there for what could be.
Regarding Sequel Fics:
What I said about one-shots being dependent on personal free time and personal judgement also applies to sequel stories.
I also like working with stories that are finished, or that have progressed far enough along that I can pick a good spot to end the story in question. Bleach is an example of a series that has gotten to that point (see the end of the Deicide and The Lost Substitute arcs); Sekirei is an example of a series that has not. In the case of the latter, I prefer to wait until the story has progressed to the proper point before starting to plan things out, so they tend to be much less likely to receive sequels.
That said, I will strive to eventually finish those stories some day. Unfinished work drives me crazy.
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