Author has written 15 stories for Inuyasha, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Anime X-overs.
It has just been brought to my attention that FF has stripped all the section breaks out of my stories. Since most of the chapters in my long stories are monsters, I realize this makes things confusing since now you cannot tell when I have switched scenes. I will try to reinsert them ASAP, but it will take a while. 5/1/10
My avatar pic was done by the lovely and talented MikaRabidKitsune. You should check out her gallery on DA.
About me: contrary to my sons' opinions, I am not quite older than dirt, -- but I am probably older than the majority of anime/manga fanfic authors and readers out there. I have 4, yes, count them: four children. My three sons are Naruto fans, and have all competed throughout the midwest in different martial arts circuits, and have held state and national titles. So, yes, I know the difference between a frontsnap kick, a roundhouse kick, and a tornado kick. I'm very familiar with American Goju and XMA styles, with some TaeKwanDo taught by Ernie Reyes, Sr. thrown in for fun. We also have a marvelous collection of bos, sais, kamas, nunchaku, and swords at our house. I do not fear unruly boys coming to date my daughter. (She's the youngest.)
I have been married to the same oblivious male creature for almost 18 years now. And he still has great legs.
I am a part-time history professor, which is fantastic, because I only teach 1-3 classes a year. And believe it or not, they're fun. Who wouldn't like a class called "From Bundling Boards to Cyber Sex: The History of Courtship, Marriage, and Family in America" -- you'd sign up for it, right? I like to incorporate different media into my classes -- movies, art, music. One of my classes presented an original play and powerpoint presentation complete with original music, songs, and poems to the entire campus for Martin Luther King, Jr, Day. (Yes, it was a MAJOR part of their grade for "The Fractured Mirror: Images of Blacks in America.") They did an awesome job -- made me look great to the prez. I was so proud of them! I've also assigned research papers on History vs. Hollywood, where we had two movie days, complete with popcorn and drinks, to watch "Young Guns" and "Young Guns II." The paper involved separating fact from fiction and speculation on why the real life story of Billy the Kid wasn't good enough to stand on its own. (It is!)
What fandoms do I like? I am a serious fan of several manga series: "InuYasha," "Yu Yu Hakusho," "Flame of Recca," "S-Cry-ed," "Blade of Heaven," "Fruits Basket," and others. I really enjoy lots of anime, too. Of course, "Naruto" is a favorite at our house, but I also like "Full Metal Alchemist," and am getting extremely interested in "Blood+." I confess, I have the entire "Chobits" series on dvd as well as the manga. And I have a tendency to pick up odd series based on the style of the animation or drawing, and the relative "hotness" of the bishies. ("Yurara," "Princess Ai," and "Dazzle," to name a few.)
My favorite fics are IY/YYH crossovers. If I'm going to write a story, you can bet my heroine will be Kagome. Of all the females in all the series, she's the one I find the most admirable and appealing. My all-time favorite pairing is Hiei/Kagome. What's not to love? She's light to his dark, friendly to his aloofness, but just as determined and convinced by her ideals as he is in his pessimistic view of life. They complete each other. I came to this OTP down a long, winding road starting with the canon Inu/Kag then becoming intrigued by the possibility of Sess/Kag. From there, I ventured into crossovers and YYH is tailor-made to merge and blend with the IY universe. The first crossovers I read were Kur/Kag and I loved the idea of them together--until I ran into a Hiei/Kagome fic. From that point on, I have never wavered or looked back. I do still read Kagome with other male characters, (just not as often as I used to), but I can't read Hiei with anyone else. My love for this pairing is strong--obsessive, even--and I have a nice collection of Hiei and Kagome action figures, gashapon-type figures, plushies, fanart, and other knickknacks.
If you're checking out my profile, you've probably read something of mine, so I hope you enjoyed it!