Author has written 24 stories for Pokémon, Elfen Lied, Powerpuff Girls, Legend of Zelda, Tales of Vesperia, Yu-Gi-Oh, Digimon, K-ON!/けいおん！, Land Before Time, and Victorious.
My name is Thom, but on here KatonRyu will do. My last name is nobody's business but my own, however I can assure you no one will ever pronounce it right because we are actually the ones mispronouncing it, what with our being Dutch and the name Swiss. (And no, I'm not even remotely related to any Swiss people. It was Swiss in the fourteenhundreds, and it's been in the Netherlands for at least five generations. That concludes the history lesson on my last name, which I didn't even tell you.)
About myself: Since it's been untold ages since I last updated this profile I figured it was about time for a major overhaul. I don't think it's necessary to post my every single preference here and as such I've removed anything that has nothing to do with writing. In this section only I will talk more about myself, but even here it'll be very brief and mostly focused on writing. So, without further ado, let's get to it.
I'm really just some guy who enjoys writing. Lately, however, my quality standards have exceeded my capabilities by far and as such I hardly ever write anymore. That's a waste, I think, and so I have plans to take it up again. I'd like to stress, however, that I'll be writing for fun again. I'm done with fussing over every single detail...or so I say. I know I should just write what I want to and the way I want to, but I'm having a way harder time with that than I should.
In daily life, I'm in my final year of college, where I major in...well, to be honest I don't really know what the correct English term for it is. I've heard the words 'software engineer' used by my university, but honestly I think I'm as far away from being a software engineer as I am from being a writer. I have a reasonable understanding of what I'm doing but I'm by no means very good at it.
Aside from that, I like to fence. As with pretty much everything else in my life, I'm decent at it but nothing more than that. I really enjoy it, however, and I guess that's waht counts. (But I'm quite competetive and I want to be the best...sadly I lack discipline in pretty much everything I do)
What follows below is shameless promotion of my group of friends. I'll add some comments in italics where the info is outdated. Clusterfuck away!
I'm a proud member of Team Retard!
What is Team Retard? We're a bunch of fanfic writers from the Zuid-Holland area, taking our name from the web series Zero Punctuation. In this series, Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw reviews popular games. After getting a lot of crap for giving SSBB a bad review he devoted an episode to responding to hate mail, opening with the phrase "...rather than just dispense bile all the time I thought it would be nice to sample some for a change and respond to some of the slightly more valid arguments, so without further ado: go Team Retard!"
We met up through a site called FanBBS, and since then we've been meeting pretty much every month. For those who want see the site: fanbbs dot net. (The site has since been overrun by spammers. From what I can tell, no posts have been made since 2011. TR now communicates via Skype and Whatsapp for the most part)
Pairings I support: (not in any particular order)
Ash/Dawn (Pokemon) (This one warrants an explanation. I am not a Pearlshipper, nor have I ever been, nor will I be. I haven't ever written anything for the pairing and I won't. I still list it here, though, as Pokeshipping is also still in the list of supported pairings even though I'm not a Pokeshipper anymore. It's just here to state that I have nothing against Pearlshipping, even though it's not my preferred Ship)
Kouta/Lucy (and Nyu) (Elfen Lied)
Harima/Sawachika (School Rumble)
Ed/Winry (Full Metal Alchemist)
Nana/Mayu (Elfen Lied)
Link/Malon (Legend of Zelda)
Littlefoot/Cera (Land Before Time)
Petrie/Ducky (Land Before Time)
(H)Allelujah/Marie(Soma) (Gundam 00)
Lelouch/CC (Code Geass)
Lelouch/Kallen (Code Geass)
Ippo/Kumi (Hajime no Ippo)
Setsuna/Feldt (Gundam 00)
Tai/Sora (Digimon Adventure)
TK/Kari (Digimon Adventure)
Takato/Rika (Digimon Tamers)
Yui/Azusa (K-ON!) (Okay, so I don't usually like same-sex pairings...but dammit, in K-ON it's just cute, so there.) (Hahahahaha. No, really, these days all I write is yuri, pretty much)
Tommy/Kimberly (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
Rainbow Dash/Applejack (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
Rainbow Dash/Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) (Yeah, I'm a brony. In truth, I support all the mane six pairings, these two are just my favorites.)
Lyra (Heartstrings)/Bon Bon (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
Pairings I hate:
Kouta/Yuka (Elfen Lied)
Littlefoot/Ali (Yeah, weird one to hate huh?) (Land Before Time)
Matt/Sora (Digimon Adventure) (Okay, so it's canon. I don't care. I don't like it and I never will. Sue me.)
About my pairing preferences: This section is really just legacy stuff. I used to dislike yaoi with a passion but these days I don't mind it. I'm not seeking it out like I am with other pairings but that's merely because I'm only interested in girls, which is also why I almost exclusively write yuri nowadays. I like the softer, cuter side of romance and while I readily acknowledge yaoi can have that, it's abused for lemon far too much for my liking. I don't like lemons because for the most part they're so poorly written it makes my eyes bleed. Even in popular published fiction like that horror story Fifty Shades of Gay the sex scenes are just horrible. As for my use of the word gay, I refer you to the following South Park transcript:
Judge 1:We are really trying to understand this. How is it that you boys think referring to gay people as fags in today's world is acceptable?
Kyle:[exasperated] Because we're not referring to gay people! You can be gay and not be a fag/
Stan:Yeah, a lot of fags aren't gay.
Judge 2:I happen to be gay, boys. Do you think I'm a fag?
Stan:Do you ride a big loud Harley and go up and down the streets, ruining everyone's nice time?
Stan:Then you're not a fag.
Judge 1:So what if a guy is gay and rides a Harley?
Cartman:Then he's a gay fag. I mean, is this really this hard?
Stan:I don't know.
Kenny:(This is fucking ridiculous.)
Stan:All right, look, you're driving in yoru car, okay?, and you're waiting to make a left at a traffic signal. The light turns yellow, should be your turn to go, but the traffic coming at you just keeps coming. And even when the light turns red, a guy in a BMW runs the red light so you can't make your left turn. What goes through your mind?
Stan:Right. But you're not thinkin' "Oh, he's a homosexual," you're thinkin' "Oh, he's an inconsiderate douchebag like a Harley rider."
Judge 1:This, this is, making insanely good sense to me.
Judge 4:Alright, how about this: What would you call a straight man who doesn't own a Harley, but likes them and might buy one someday?
Cartman:You call them "bike-curious"
Stan:"Bike-curious!" Don't you people keep up with today's lingo at all?!
Kenny:[puts his head in his hands out of frustration] (Jesus fucking Christ!)
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It's not exactly the same thing, but in the Netherlands 'gay' is often used like 'fag' in the US, and I really do mean it in a similar way. To illustrate:
If I say "I am gay" that would mean I'm gay. If, however, I say "Dude, that's gay" I would actually mean "Dude, that's lame/that sucks/etc." Context is very important, people. The same word can mean very different thigns in a different context. Just look at the versatility of the word fuck, if you don't believe me. I actually think Adam Sandler once listed all the uses of that word. The point I'm trying to make on this very long tangent is that when I use the word gay in a negative sense, I'm not referring to actual homosexuals. The same thing goes for the word retard. I'm not a politically correct person in the least, but I just want to clarify I don't bash entire groups of people by simply using the words I do. If my words are taken as that, I don't give a fuck. No, really, I don't. People just need to learn to not take everything personally. Believe me, when I intend it to be taken personally there won't be any ambiguity.
Now that I have that bit of unpleasantness settled I can rant on about my distaste for poorly written smut. See, I think a sex scene should not only be integral to the story, it should also be treated with more respect than it generally is. I mean, a line like "He pulls down his pants and his erection springs into view" just makes me cringe. It could be just me, though. Anyway, I've only ever written one lemon and I don't think I'll do it again anytime soon. The entire point of this section used to be to explain why I didn't like yaoi, and since that hate faded I'll simply leave it like this for the time being.
Here's a heads-up for this section: It's outdated. So outdated I'm expecting the archaeologists here soon. If you're browsing through this section and you think 'Hmm, that seems interesting', well, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed. The vast majority of these fics were started ages ago and will never be finished, and the more recent ones have very little chance of ever being published as well. I'll update the list, where applicable, but for the time being I'll leave the fossils here as well.
Elfen Lied fic, which will be a sequel to Entbehrung. Got about ten pages right now, but I'm not inspired enough to continue for now. Might decide to upload what I have soon, though.
SoulCalibur fic, centered around Amy and Siegfried. Started, but so far it seems to be going nowhere. There's another fic centered on Amy and an OC, but I personally hate that one so I don't think I'll upload it. UPDATE: I've confirmed that this one goes nowhere. Don't expect it anytime soon.
Dead or Alive fic, centered around Ryu and Kasumi. This is confirmed to be going nowhere.
Powerpuff girls fic, Kare's Curse. I've started on the chapter and making reasonable progress, so I don't know why I've stopped. Might update soon, might update next year. UPDATE: Like everything else in here, it's not going to happen anytime soon.
Pokemon fics. A Distorted View is on hiatus, I suppose. I've removed my first three fics, for the simple reason that I loathe them so much that I don't want them on here anymore. I've left the oneshots, for the simple reason that I don't appear in those by proxy. I was...well, a cunt when I was fourteen, let's leave it at that. UPDATE 8: For this one I just feel horrible. I have most of the story thought out, but putting it to paper is just...not working. I can't help but cringe at some of the earlier chapters either, so I don't know when I'll update it. I really want to, I just don't really know how I'll do it yet.
Animorphs fic. A fic that was supposed to become a proper ending to one of my favorite series of all time. Started about five years ago, though. Back then I wrote about twenty pages, but when I reread it some time ago I was quite horrified. May or may not be finished some day. It won't be.
Oblivion/Fable Crossover. Started, will probably never finish due to lack of inspiration.
Original stories. I have several, but nearly none are anywhere near finished. Demon Blade is the only one with reasonable progress, but I'm thinking of rewriting it to make it less annoying to read. When a writer gets bored by his own story he needs to revise it. If anyone's interested, the story so far is up at FictionPress. The other two major ones are a vampire story and a fantasy story. I don't really want to reveal much of either because they're both in such an early stage the entire plot might shift as I progress. Planning is not my strong suit.
W.I.T.C.H. fic. This is one of the only stories I'm actually writing for the plot, rather than the pairing. It involves a world called Solus and a new, made-up backstory for the Heart of Kandrakar. Not exactly canon, but that's why it's called 'fanfiction'.
Tales of Vesperia fic. UPDATE: The next one will also be Yurita, this time taking place after the events at Zaude. I'll rewrite that one, because it's too cheesy and far too OOC. Going nowhere.
Yu-Gi-Oh ficsUPDATE: I will write a sequel to the Power of a Name, but I don't know when it will be up. I also have plans for some more fluff, but again, I don't know when it'll be here. Going nowhere.
Digimon fics. Rika/Takato fics, mainly, although I might write Tai/Sora fics as well. Lately, however, I've been starting on fics and never finishing them, so I can't say when anything will be finished. That goes for all my stories, not just these ones. Going nowhere.
K-ON fics. UPDATE 2: I was trying (and failing, I might add) to write a Mio x Ritsu based on the song Gomenasai by t.A.T.u., however it's going nowhere.
MLP fics. I have several MLP fics in the works...but whether or not they'll actually appear anytime soon is unknown. One of them will be AppleDash, a oneshot called 'Do You Get Cold Up There?' and another one that's TwiDash, which will be a multichap. Working on another one, which might actually be Twilight/Trixie.
Victorious fics. I'm hesitant to put it here, really. I want to write a multichap Jori fic, and I actually have some decent ideas, but again the execution eludes me. We'll have to see if it ever gets anywhere. This is the story most likely to happen, though.
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