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Joined 08-16-06, id: 1116048
Author has written 3 stories for Azumanga Daioh.

Notice to friends and readers! updated 6-28-07

Sorry but I am still in an internet blackout basically right now. I have had an RL problem that has totally cut out my internet time here, which really sucks. I love reading all the fanfics. :sob: I honestly am working on a way to get back here, but you may not hear from me very much. So if I don't review your stories right away, please don't lose heart. I'll probably have some serious catching up to do this summer.

(I am actually shocked I was able to get here today. If this isn't just a fluke, I may have overcome one obstacle impeding my return!)

I plan to keep writing my story and slip in to add the next chapter when I can, if possible. I CAN see your story alerts and any messages you send, I just can't get to this site to read stories or respond.

Who am I?

My name is Ron, I live in Portland, Oregon, USA, and I am a big fan of fanfiction. I love to see other people's ideas about some of my favorite anime characters. Personally, I have never done any creative writing before I got here, just technical stuff. My creative writing skills suck pretty badly and I make errors when I get caught up in an idea. So I have a lot of respect for the authors that do have the time and creativity to make a fun story. I created this account just to give reviews; I never expected I would actually try to write any stories myself.

However, there are so many great writers and stories here that it just got ideas bouncing in my head and I had to give it a try. If you want some examples of good writers and stories, check out my list of favorites at the bottom of the page.

As you guess, I like anime. I have way too many favorites to list, so my all-time favorites are Azumanga Daioh and Haibane Renmei. AzuDaioh lends itself pretty well to fanfics, so most of my reading so far has been in this section. Still, I have dozens of other anime shows I like, so eventually I will be checking out other sections of ff dot net.

I spend far more time reading fanfics than I do writing mine, which is why progress on it may seem slow. That is because there are so many fun authors here that I just keep on going. Some of the M rated stories have been pretty good too.

Fanfic preferences

These are just my own opinions on stuff, so feel free to ignore or disagree with the following.

Personally, I love Shoujo-ai and Yuri stories. Azumanga Daioh is perfectly built for that and honestly there aren't any pairings there that I dislike. I would have to say Yomi x Tomo is my favorite pair. Sakaki x Kaorin is the only canon girl crush, but it just seems too obvious to me. Plus, Kaorin is always getting a hard time in the series, it just seems like it should be unrequited love, although I'm always willing to read a good fanfic with that pairing. Honestly I'd love to see her get hooked up with Chihiro.

Crossovers: Why I hesitate. If I see a story that is a crossover, I usually skip by. Why? Well, unless I know both stories very well, then I am missing out on who half the characters in the story are. That's not to say they aren't done well, they could be. But how can I tell if I don't know half the cast? Part of the fun of fanfics for me is that I am a FAN of the story the fic is based on. So I might read a crossover if it was two stories I know well.

Of course, there have been a couple fanfics I have read where someone slipped in crossover characters so smoothly that it didn't really matter if you knew the other story or not. Quick example, Helpless by SephirothBeatrix aka Kagura.

Pretty much my same opinions and reasonings apply to OC's. I generally don't like them if they are used as romantic leads, but I have seen a few that are incredibly well done. It depends on the author and I am willing to give any writer a chance to take their shot. I'll read it at first, but self inserts just make me ill. Most romantic OCs seem to be exactly that in my admittedly limited experience.

Ok, enough of that. Here is the crap I have been writing.

Career Day! - Story in progress - Updated 1-27-07

This is just something to fill up a little of my brain while I am working on the second half of my main story. The first chapter is a set-up for what is to come. I don't know if I'll take it any farther than a couple chapters, but the nice thing is I can always come up with another parent to bring in. Haven't you always wondered what Sakaki's family is like, or what they do for a living? Things like that. So I could add a new parent and thus story arc any time. Just depends on how things go. I'd rather get back to my other story first.

A true story, when I was in high school we really did have a person come in for career day that had that job that I gave to Osaka's dad. And we did have someone ask the question Tomo asked.

Is This Love That I'm Feeling? - Story in progress - Update 1-7-07

Thank you for all the reviews on this story. I am a complete n00b in creative writing, so I appreciate the encouragement, and I also appreciate any critical feedback. I am doing this because its fun and I want everyone else to have fun with it too. I can't make everyone happy, some people won't like shoujo-ai no matter what and my pairings are unconventional (at this point in the story, although they could change!), but I still want to do my best. That's all I can do.

It seems the focus on my story is limiting itself to Kagura/Yomi/Tomo/Osaka. I am putting in bits of Ohyama/Chihiro when I can and Yukari/Nyamo hints as well. For those who question if I will also add Chiyo/Sakaki, I honestly don't know yet. I can say I see the appeal of the pairing and I am considering how it could be done tastefully. The harder I try to write Yomi/Kagura bits, the faster Osaka stuff seems to appear. Right now Osaka is just too damn much fun to write for.

I just finished posting up chapter 8. What is the deal with Jack? He is the only OC I have ever written that I have this much fun with. And the funny thing is that he only gets a brief mention in each chapter and he has never made an actual appearance in the story. In fact, the very first time his name came up, he was killed instantly. I have no idea if I'll ever put mention of him in the story again though, as he seems pretty much to be a joke that has run it's course.

Osaka's parents are also fun to write about and they do figure into the overall plot, what little there is. I actually invented the story of her parents before I wrote chapter one of this story, so it is one of the steady plot points I have aimed toward.

This is obviously my first multi-chapter story. When I started, I had a beginning, middle and ending in mind. That never happens to me. I get an idea but nowhere to go with it. The final scene of Ch 8 is the piece that I originally had in mind as the middle. However, I had no idea it would take me over 45000 words to get there. Every chapter just seems to get longer, with ch 8 at over 9500 words. Of course, a chunk of that was replies to reviews, which I only did this once since the email system around here seems wonky.

Here is something odd for you. I write my story in little segments. Look at how ch7 was written for example. Each "scene change" was written separately, then I piece it together like a jigsaw puzzle, fitting them together into a chapter. This way when I am in an Osaka mood, I can hammer out a few scenes of her. When I feel the Yomi vibe, I can write one or two with her in it. Also, these scenes tend to take over and conversations just flow where they will some days. There have been a few scenes I have tossed out as too boring, others that were too sexual, et cetera. When I started writing chapter 7, the first piece I wrote I actually couldn't fit it in because it required all five girls (without Chiyo) to be in the same place at the same time. That never happens in chapter 7, so I saved it and that scene appears as part of ch 8. It was the scene where Osaka talks about Chiyo-chan.

Also, I am still debating on how "hot" to make this story. I had to edit myself to keep several very spicy things out of the early chapters (although it would not have changed the story or the pace. Just more descriptive of certain people's thoughts and some scenes.) However, by the Chapter six mark, the stuff I kept in or edit out (which I did a lot of editing) will make or break the flow of this story. Chapter seven onward also has some kissing/touching/romantic stuff in it. If I have to kick it up to an M rating, I will, although I kinda prefer not to do so.

Since my story is shoujo-ai, it would seem odd if I didn't include the one actual canon girl-crush from the series. So in Chapter five, Kaorin made her first full appearance, although the chapter wasn't mainly about her. Remember, Kaorin gets a hard time in the series, she has it rough in ch5. I am currently debating if I should bring her back into the story again or spin her off into a separtate story later.

Vocation - Completed one-shot

For those few brave souls who read Vocation, this was the first fanfic I have written, ever. It is based on an actual event that I should share. My brother used to work as the administrator for a state-funded agency that helped mentally challenged people find jobs. He was helping a group of people fill out job applications when he noticed one girl had written an... odd... previous employment. When he tried to get her to change it, she explained what she really meant. Hence, this punchline has been bouncing around in the back of my head for many years.

One Monday morning I woke up having just watched Azumanga the night before and it all just clicked, like Osaka saying "that's mine!" So I wrote this for her, adding the brain surgeon joke into it because it just seemed... so Osaka. I hammered it out in about an hour and it was a lot of fun. I hope you enjoyed it.

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Warm Days by LtStorm reviews
Rumors around school have really been messing with Kagura's selfimage. Have they made her realize things about herself she had never noticed before, or have they only confused her? Shoujoai. More to come.
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 29,743 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 12/12/2010 - Published: 7/7/2006 - Kagura, Minamo K./Nyamo
New Beginnings by Azure Archer reviews
Ever wonder what happened to Osaka before she came to Tokyo? This is about her past and follows through the actual high school years.. Rated for drugs, language, crack yuri, and very OOC characters.
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: M - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,358 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 5/30/2009 - Published: 7/28/2006 - Ayumu K./Osaka, Tomo T. - Complete
Pokeable by SailorCreative reviews
Some people are just so pokeable, y’know? Sometimes you just can’t help yourself. Poke. Poke. Poke. See what I mean? It’s so addicting. I think I'll never stop... YomixTomo. R&R
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,909 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 6/24/2008 - Published: 11/4/2006
Control by Teris24 reviews
Yukari has finally gone off the deep end, and Nyamo is the only one around who cares enough to ask why. Shoujoai, lemon, violence, drug content, language.
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 113,315 - Reviews: 288 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 3/27/2008 - Published: 9/19/2004 - Complete
Relationships Of Many by PrinnyOfTheYear reviews
Chapter 8 is up! Kaorin finds out about Yomi and Sakaki...not good! Cleaning up the chapters a bit here and working on chapter 9! Putting a lot of thought into this one! Going on Hiatus guys. just no creative juices flowing for this story now...sorry!
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 6,955 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/28/2007 - Published: 9/27/2006
Flutter by Funakounasoul reviews
It all started with a bet... Two friends discover there is more to their relationship than simple friendship. In fact, it's stronger than any bond two people could ever share... Toyomi, shoujo ai, slight OOC here and there
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 59,185 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 9/22/2007 - Published: 10/17/2006 - Tomo T., Koyomi M./Yomi - Complete
From Wildcat to Alleycat: A Tomo Takino Story by LegendaryFro reviews
Quite possibly OOC. Rated M for language, violence and some hints at sexual stuff. Look, and Update! Chapter 5 up! ::Six years have passed since Tomo graduated from High School, and her life has taken a turn for the worst::
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,719 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 6/18/2007 - Published: 12/26/2006 - Complete
You Make Me Live by LaTragicomedia reviews
University life's sometimes not all it's cracked up to be. Especially when you've got a particularly quirky group of friends. Shoujo ai, kiddos, so don't bother if you don't like that.
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 66,584 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 2/25/2007 - Published: 11/6/2006
Raspberry Random by TheDamnedIdiot reviews
My director's cut... features unseen things such as the third culture fest, the fourth summer home vacation, the second trip to Magical Land and more! Some shoujoai, some humor yaoi, language, pervy Tomo and Osaka. Will be updated randomly... lol
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,719 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/8/2007
Numbnuttiness by TheDamnedIdiot reviews
I wanted to write more nonromance AzuDai fics because of how you you all loved my “Chiyowned” FanFiction. Please review if you read it, just telling me as long as you want about what you think of it.
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 459 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/19/2007
Tough Luck by TheTrueWolfBrother reviews
Trying to combine Azu with some harsh reality and making a serious fic out of it. Going to start out as Tomocentric. Rated M for Language, some violence, serious situations, and probable Shoujoai
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,625 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/9/2007 - Published: 10/17/2006
AzuDai: Couple Poems and Love Letters by TheDamnedIdiot reviews
Shoujoai and one het pairing. Some pairings listed are onesided. Sorry, SephyB but NO SakakiYomi.
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,275 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/15/2006 - Published: 12/13/2006
Shrapnel by kairi990 reviews
Love, War, and Betrayal drives Sakaki to her limits. It all comes down to this...T for: Language, Violence, etc. Chapter 1 added!
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,478 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/13/2006
The Necklace Of Evil by Anime Rebirth reviews
Kaorin comes into possesion a very strange and mysterious item IT'S DONE!
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 26,087 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/13/2006 - Published: 11/15/2006 - Complete
Last Chance by zky-zephyr 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: 37 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 12/9/2006 - Published: 6/5/2006
The Better Life by TheDamnedIdiot reviews
[Ouyama x Chihiro, some side yuri.] Ouyama and Chihiro once had a strong friendship. Chihiro tries to rekindle it but with all the trouble following Ouyama is it worth it? How far will Ouyama go to be remembered along with Chihiro?
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,558 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/23/2006 - Published: 11/19/2006
Tangled by TheDamnedIdiot reviews
Their destinies were intertwined. Not one thing could happen that wouldn't effect the rest of them in some way. One couldn't make a movement without affecting the others. Tightly knit. Perfectly mismatched. Beautifully Tangled.
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,522 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/11/2006 - Published: 10/28/2006
Vitamin C by Teris24 reviews
Five years after graduation, Tomo makes Osaka's dreams come true.
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,010 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/3/2006 - Published: 10/29/2006 - Complete
Parallel by Spontaneous Combusken reviews
Who would have thought they were such good friends when they fight so much? Some people have the strangest ways of showing they care... Yukari x Nyamo and Tomo x Yomi fluff. Shoujo–ai.
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,762 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/25/2006 - Complete
Fist of the Necoconeco by Guu-chan reviews
Poor Sakaki's life gets turned into a bad shônen fighting manga!
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 78,364 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 9/27/2006 - Published: 1/30/2005
Nyamo and the Fight by Miss Prince reviews
Yukari attempts to paint Minamo as a delinquent, Minamo tries to paint herself as innocent, and the girls never do hear the end of the story.
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,852 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/11/2006 - Minamo K./Nyamo, Yukari T. - Complete
Wouldn't It Be Good by Azumania reviews
Chiyo and Sakaki... so similar, yet in worlds apart. Each have what the other most desires, and neither can see the reason why the other wants what they have when they want to get rid of it. But there's nothing a little miracle can't solve.
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,811 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/14/2006
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Career Day! reviews
Several guests discuss their careers for the students. Some of these guests are parents of the girls. Yes, I wrote one more chapter, only this one is totally crazy. A very special guest comes to visit!
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,960 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/3/2007 - Published: 1/16/2007 - Complete
Is This Love That I'm Feeling? reviews
The Azugirls begin to confront their true feelings, but it won't be a smooth road. Rated for language and shoujoai which is a secret code meaning girlxgirl, so if you don't like that, don't read this. NO OC PAIRINGS IN THIS STORY! Chapter 8 is here!
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 49,432 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 1/6/2007 - Published: 10/22/2006
Vocation reviews
Oneshot. Rated for innuendo and mild language.The Azugirls discuss career choices and Osaka makes a bizarre comment. R&R, Anonymous reviews are welcome.
Azumanga Daioh - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,738 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/21/2006 - Complete