The Honorable Arik Novak
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Joined 09-18-06, id: 1135993, Profile Updated: 01-24-14
Author has written 6 stories for Hikaru no Go, Death Note, Prince of Tennis, Harry Potter, and Avengers.

Announcing The Honorable Arik Novak...

About me: I'm in college, studying what I enjoy. I did watch anime and read manga as a kid, and even toward the beginning of my freshman year of high school. Slowly, I stopped reading/watching until sophomore year when I discovered Death Note (read the entire manga online in less than a month, I think). And then Japanese cinema, which then led to dramas and movies from other countries. I'd have to say Korea is the best of what I've seen. "A Bittersweet Life," a movie, and "Time Between Dog and Wolf," a drama, were both very violent and exciting. Must-sees, most definitely. I haven't really watched asian cinema in a while though. We can thank college for that.


Stories:

First of all, it is my personal theory that fanfiction is not merely for asking 'what if's or giving details of a character's mind. Ultimately, it is about showing another facet, another perspective of an engaging work. Character studies are a pure form of this; longer fanfiction, like epics or something like my 93,000-word Prince of Tennis fanfic, tell more about the original work in another way. I believe a good fanfic author can find something interesting in the original work and expound on it. For instance, if I find something curious in the original work, like the philosophy of the Muga no Kyochi, I can detail the experience and give my understanding of it. In a way, it is like writing an analysis for literature studies without picking apart words and dissecting them into their latinate origins. Why write fanfic if you're just using the character's names or the the author's plot? In writing fanfiction, the author explores a character in other situations, keeping him or her in character, so that a reader may appreciate that additional facet. Or if not a character, then the world the original author created. In the following section, I'll state the aspect of the original work that most informs, frames, and inspires the fanfiction. I will also add other themes or inspirations which usually come as general ideas or problems in the world.

Ledger: on-going; As of 1/12/14, I'm still working on ch. 20!

Loki's trickster nature and his long list of sins
Avengers' distrust/friendship of Loki
Harry's issues with adults he can trust

Culpability, Responsibility, Loyalty, Character (Ethos) Formation, Sacrifice

The Untitled Project: HIATUS. It's hard for me to know the themes and curiosities of an on-going story, but I'm sure once I finish (and I WILL finish it. someday.) I can finish the list.

The relationship between Sai and Hikaru
The personalities of the characters, most especially Sai, Hikaru, and Ogata
Nature of rivalry

Child abuse, Justice, Gossip

Eyes of Rikkai: FINISHED!

The difference between Rikkai's must-win attitude and Seigaku's more laid-back attitude
The strange individual personalities of the Seigaku regulars
Kirihara's self-destructive Devil Mode
The Buddhist, somewhat Humean understanding of the philosophy of self in the Muga no Kyochi; please note that the first door is Pinnacle of Hard Work (cough, Rikkai, cough), but the last is the Pinnacle of Perfection, something which all new players know but seasoned players forget: fun!

Bullying in various forms, Mental conditions, Poverty

Relighting the Moon: FINISHED!

A world affected by Kira
Elements of the Death Note world
Okay, so this is basically a vanity piece concerning how Kira's story could be continued. Nothing too deep here :)

Reincarnation

eternity: FINISHED!

The reason for Sai's appearance in Hikaru's life
The nature of rivalry

Reincarnation; The Afterlife and eternity, Causality, Japanese writing (hur-hur), Self-sacrifice

Interestingly enough, I only realize some of these things in the additional research I do for the story (rereading the manga, watching episodes) and sometimes only once I've reread my own story a third time. So yes. I hope you got here through my story, because it probably means you liked it to some extent...hopefully. Anyway, thanks for stopping by.

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Bargaining by proantagonist reviews
Faced with an eternity without his brother, Loki strikes a bargain to change the past. Post TDW. (NOW COMPLETE)
Thor - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 115,784 - Reviews: 662 - Favs: 338 - Follows: 332 - Updated: 4/13 - Published: 12/27/2013 - Loki, Thor, Frigga, Odin - Complete
Drown by Ordis reviews
Three months after Operation Avengers all is well. Or is it? When Steve and Tony hack into SHIELD to find missing weapons shipments they find more than they bargained for in the form of a prisoner who should, by rights, have been sent to Asgard long ago.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 37 - Words: 137,508 - Reviews: 2857 - Favs: 2,493 - Follows: 3,442 - Updated: 4/12 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Loki, Iron Man/Tony S.
Poetic Justice by Limmet reviews
Post-Avengers. Odin, in his infinite wisdom, has decided to go for the poetic justice angle as far as Loki's punishment is concerned. For his attempt to enslave humanity, Loki has his magic and powers bound, and is sent back to Midgard and given over to Tony Stark to be his slave. Tony is none too happy about this arrangement. Eventually Tony/Loki.
Avengers - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 142 - Words: 329,849 - Reviews: 5844 - Favs: 894 - Follows: 920 - Updated: 10/17/2013 - Published: 11/17/2012 - Loki, Iron Man/Tony S. - Complete
Through Hardships to the Stars by Felicity G. Silvers reviews
Loki's been gone three months, and Steve tries to get along as if nothing has happened. Then the cats show up. (fifth per aspera ad astra story)
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,632 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/4/2013 - Captain America/Steve R., Loki - Complete
Compromised by Nightsmoke reviews
All in all, pretending to pay penance was not going well. This was so much worse than the tree. Character study, post-Avengers.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,434 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 8 - Published: 5/23/2012 - Loki - Complete
The Universe Hates You, Loki by TheLTrain reviews
When he isn't fighting the Avengers, Loki has a dayjob as a children's party magician and a shitty apartment in the Bronx.
Thor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,933 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 5/18/2012 - Published: 3/9/2012 - Loki
Cerebello Nervosa by Apple Snapple reviews
Momo-senpai always joked around, asking me, "Is tennis all you think about, Echizen?" I wonder what my senpai would say if I said yes.
Prince of Tennis - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,516 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 196 - Follows: 214 - Updated: 1/20/2011 - Published: 8/25/2008 - E. Ryoma
Remember the Good Times by BlackandGray reviews
AU. Instead of being kidnapped by Piccolo, young Gohan was kidnapped by Radditz and has not been seen by his family in over thirteen years. By sheer coincidence Gohan returns home... but he has no idea who he once was or where he originally came from.
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 39,631 - Reviews: 334 - Favs: 171 - Follows: 214 - Updated: 4/18/2008 - Published: 3/26/2005 - Gohan, Videl
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Ledger reviews
If the Black Widow's ledger is dripping, then Loki's is drowning. When Loki fell into the void, he met another there: a magic man. The eternity he spends drifting with the dog-man changes him forever, and when he comes to Midgard under the blue gem's control, he has something more than world domination on his mind. Mild torture; follows Avengers closely and tDH loosely
Crossover - Harry Potter & Avengers - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 21 - Words: 86,371 - Reviews: 521 - Favs: 1,045 - Follows: 1,656 - Updated: 4/2 - Published: 6/13/2013 - Harry P., Loki
The Untitled Project reviews
Hikaru has no interest in Go since he has to contend with failing grades and a violent father. Sai, a Go pro in the modern age, searches only for the Hand of God. What simple coincidences bring these two together as teacher and student? What troubles tear them apart? And how will Ogata Seiji survive, mediating between these most immature Go players?
Hikaru no Go - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 56,943 - Reviews: 306 - Favs: 446 - Follows: 609 - Updated: 12/26/2012 - Published: 8/11/2010 - Hikaru S., Fujiwara no Sai
Eyes of Rikkai reviews
Entering the best school in tennis seemed like a good idea at the time, but Ryoma was never meant for Rikkai. "Echizen Ryoma had issued his challenge to Rikkai Dai and to the world. His eyes glowed in anticipation, saying, 'Mada mada da ne.'" Angsty.
Prince of Tennis - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 91,024 - Reviews: 323 - Favs: 348 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 7/4/2010 - Published: 4/4/2010 - E. Ryoma, Fuji S., Kirihara A. - Complete
Bird's Eye View reviews
Ryoga sees two brothers doing tennis tricks in L.A. and spends a day in France looking after a bratty kid named Keigo. Fifteen year old Ryoga has his eyes on the future, and we've got our eyes on him. Companion one-shot to EoR. Gen.
Prince of Tennis - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,607 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/14/2010 - E. Ryoga, Atobe K. - Complete
Relighting the Moon reviews
More than twenty years have passed since Kira disappeared. But his soul did not go to Mu, where normal human souls go. No, he remains, waiting for the Death Note to reappear.
Death Note - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,125 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Light Y., Matsuda T. - Complete
eternity reviews
When tragedy hits Hikaru, he learns to push onward, if only to reach the Divine Move. Certain obstacles stand in his way like being sent to the Heian Era, but in the end, will he ever reach it? In the end...is it what he really wants?
Hikaru no Go - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 36,168 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 5/5/2009 - Published: 2/13/2009 - Hikaru S., Fujiwara no Sai - Complete