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.
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
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
Child abuse, Justice, Gossip
Eyes of Rikkai: FINISHED!
The difference between Rikkai's must-win attitude and Seigaku's more laid-back attitude
Bullying in various forms, Mental conditions, Poverty
Relighting the Moon: FINISHED!
A world affected by Kira
The reason for Sai's appearance in Hikaru's life
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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