Michiru's Mirror
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Joined 01-11-07, id: 1194877, Profile Updated: 03-12-08
Author has written 5 stories for Naruto, Bleach, and FAKE.

Hi there!

I'm Liz, I'm 26 as of June, I've lived in a few countries but am a citizen of America, and I love any kind of storytelling ever made (books, TV, movies, comics...).

I have an incredible beta, Ceras Gala, who always helps me out, but I'm always open to other opinions and new betas. I really like the stories I write; I think they're good, entertaining stories. BUT I know that my execution is flawed, and my stories are a bit shallow--there are some scenes that just aren't coming out right, that gloss over things I'm trying to say. If you read my stuff and have suggestions, please, PLEASE let me know them! I 'm determined to improve!

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The opinion corner: Harems (Formerly: Character Bashing)

Harem fics hurt my heart. That there are men in this day and age who think that women are dolls to be collected is rather alarming. Please, if you're going to write one of those, do some research first into what harems were like in history; the women were homicidal, suicidal, drug addicted and miserable because of the unbearable horror of their lives. In modern day polygamy, you read a lot about horrible abuse by the alpha male (as in cults) or, even in best case scenarios (where the husband is a decent guy who cares about his wives), of the humiliation the wives suffer. It's a terrible, demoralizing, mortifying situation. A woman is not a toy, and a virile male is not all she needs to be happy.

Please keep in mind that I'm not talking about threesome fics (that is, fics where three people all share each other equally) whether they be boygirlboy, girlboygirl, or whatever. Nor am I talking about fics where a man sleeps with a lot of women, or vice versa, or stories about open relationships. I'm only talking about stories where one man keeps a bunch of women and they worship the ground he walks on, slaves to his virility (sometimes literally--I've read ones where the alpha male literally threatens to kill his women if they cheat). I also certainly don't think one women owning a lot of men is any better; however, as I've only seen two fics that do this, as opposed to dozens and dozens of fics where one man keeps many women, I wrote this mini-essay focusing on that.

In the end a fantasy is a fantasy, but some of the comments I read reviewing those stories are really frightening because they suggest that the readers are mistaking a harem fantasy for reality. I've read everything from how the women becoming slaves to "the embodiment of virility" is a "good deal" for them (which is rather like saying Black American slaves had a good deal because they got free food) to how the women "sharing" their man is proof of how much they love him (that he might show his love the same way and let the women have other men doesn't seem to occur to these writers). Again, I can only hope that people will research the situation on their own; look up cults and historical harems and I guarantee you'll be horrified.

NOTE: This is the revised version of this essay, posted because it seems the old version was too short and rather confusing. If anyone has any questions, or still finds this essay confusing, by all means let me know.

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March 12th: Michiru comes crawling in I...have...a job! gasp pant wheeze

Moving On is NOT dead, it's just on hiatus while I finish moving into my new apartment and train at work and all that. Actually I'm looking forward to getting the next chapter out...

I have recently fallen into the black hole that is HBO's former series OZ. It's like crack, as bad as Naruto as an addiction. Maybe I'll have to write some fic for it...

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My Name Is Haruno Sakura by Zephyras reviews
My name is Haruno Sakura. I am a straight-A student and am eligible for a scholarship to the top university in the country. My name is Haruno Sakura and I live in a cardboard box. AU, Modern. Sakura-centric, eventual Ino/Sakura.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 150,851 - Reviews: 1593 - Favs: 1,078 - Follows: 1,106 - Updated: 5/4/2013 - Published: 12/28/2006 - Sakura H., Ino Y.
Show Me a Hero by JadeCrescent Fallen reviews
What if Konoha was the weakest hidden village? What if it was just a huge slum? The Rookie 9 have just graduated, and now they must face their problems to better the future of Konoha. An epic tale of romance, determination, and hardship.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 207,852 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 258 - Follows: 199 - Updated: 2/14/2012 - Published: 11/12/2006
Strange Love by AkatsukiBoi reviews
On a mission for Akatsuki, Kakuzu finds his newest partner insufferable. As conspiracies pop up everywhere, and sparks and kunai fly between them, he begins to realize that the little psycho Hidan might be the one he's been looking for all his life...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 27,498 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 1/29/2011 - Published: 5/15/2007 - Hidan, Kakuzu
What Would Jesus Do? by heythatsmybike reviews
After coming out of the closet, Naruto's parents decide to send him to a conversion therapy camp. Now it's up to him to discover himself, his sexuality, and where his convictions really lie. SasuNaru. AU. **INDEFINITE HIATUS**
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 41,610 - Reviews: 1146 - Favs: 963 - Follows: 1,183 - Updated: 4/10/2009 - Published: 2/28/2007 - Naruto U., Sasuke U.
My Little Sunflower by Machi reviews
AU,SasuNaru. Waiting for a change to lead him down a more innocent path, serial murderer Uchiha Sasuke finds it in a gentle blonde with a heart of gold, but perhaps an even darker past than his own. DARK FIC.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 11 - Words: 34,826 - Reviews: 881 - Favs: 580 - Follows: 685 - Updated: 7/18/2008 - Published: 10/1/2005 - Naruto U., Sasuke U.
What Does It All Mean? by GirlquinndreameR reviews
[NaruSakuSasu] Just when you thought life was getting back to normal, fate throws you a pair of wild cards. A Team 7 story about love, letting go and finally growing up.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 45,639 - Reviews: 244 - Favs: 147 - Follows: 135 - Updated: 10/12/2007 - Published: 1/12/2006 - Sakura H. - Complete
As it is by HK Keiji reviews
NejiKiba, A very twisted form of love, with two young boys... doglike kiba, WARNING: explicit.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,506 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 10 - Published: 9/26/2007 - Neji H., Kiba I. - Complete
Fighting Dreamers by KungFuu reviews
Iruka would do anything for his adopted son. He'd even resort to prostitution if it would allow him to pay for Naruto to become a ninja, his son's only dream. Iruka's night job brings Kakashi into his life, and everything changes. AU
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 95,512 - Reviews: 338 - Favs: 400 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 6/15/2007 - Published: 2/28/2007 - Iruka U., Kakashi H. - Complete
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by emeraldoni reviews
Neighbors always hold walls between them. It's when those walls are knocked away that they are neighbors no longer, but something much, much closer...'GaaraxSakura'...WILL NOT BE COMPLETED AS OF THIS TIME.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 26,948 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 3/31/2007 - Published: 9/25/2006 - Gaara, Sakura H.
A Series of Annoyances by Silver Sister reviews
When she was beside him she annoyed him to the point he couldn’t think straight, and when she was gone, the lack of her annoyed him... She was an aggravation. [Oneshot. SasuSaku. Limey.]
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,120 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 546 - Follows: 55 - Published: 3/11/2007 - Sasuke U., Sakura H. - Complete
Experiments by Shivakashi reviews
Post Timeskip. Sakura’s curiosity leads to a unique situation that teaches her more about the true nature of a certain blond shinobi...and awakens new possibilities. NaruSaku slight yuri!sexynojutsu but mostly het
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 22,782 - Reviews: 359 - Favs: 691 - Follows: 229 - Updated: 2/16/2007 - Published: 10/13/2006 - Sakura H., Naruto U. - Complete
It's Not About That by Alory Shannon reviews
Sometimes dreams are best left unfulfilled. [Oneshot drabble. SasuSaku.]
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,878 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 204 - Follows: 14 - Published: 2/7/2007 - Sakura H., Sasuke U. - Complete
Seduce My Wife! by Narf-for-the-Garthoc reviews
I think the title speaks for itself, don't you? NaruSaku, SasuSaku
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 34,830 - Reviews: 284 - Favs: 1,093 - Follows: 151 - Published: 12/24/2006 - Naruto U., Sakura H. - Complete
Beautiful Day by Narf-for-the-Garthoc reviews
Naruto focuses on his last day as Hokage and the people who mean so much to him.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,825 - Reviews: 234 - Favs: 808 - Follows: 118 - Published: 12/24/2006 - Naruto U., Sakura H. - Complete
The Earth Spun Dizzy in Our Losing by Angel of Harmony reviews
Rictor, in the hours before the first issue of the current X Factor, finds himself alone and miserable in a bar in Mutant Town. RictorxOMC, established RictorxShatterstar.
X-Men - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,203 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Published: 12/17/2006 - Complete
Rosemary For Remembrance by Sintari reviews
Hyuga is a house with many rooms. A Neji & Hinata centered fic. Expect madness, love, sex, and murder. This is the story of two lives and as such the parings will change. NaruHina, NejiHina. COMPLETE. Part One of the Invictus Arc.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 40,119 - Reviews: 548 - Favs: 853 - Follows: 120 - Updated: 10/18/2005 - Published: 1/11/2005 - Neji H., Hinata H. - Complete
The Slightly Ecchi Adventures of Rock Lee by solderini reviews
Tomorrow night, Sakura wants to make Lee into a man! Knowing this, our hero prepares himself for the trial ahead in his own special way! [[SakuLee, NejiTen]] Probably rated too high, but better than too low, I think.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,361 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 158 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 8/12/2004 - Published: 7/16/2004 - Lee R., Sakura H. - Complete
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Moving On reviews
Chapter Thirteen: Shikamaru and Temari go to battle, Naruto and Sasuke butt heads, and Kiba is found...again. NaruSaku, ShikaTema, various others
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 71,058 - Reviews: 163 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 113 - Updated: 12/21/2007 - Published: 7/7/2007 - Naruto U., Sakura H.
Worth It reviews
Dee ruminates on the many things about Ryo that drive him crazy...and how he's worth it anyway.
FAKE - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,632 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/12/2007 - Complete
Finding Sakura reviews
There's something wrong with Sakura... Centered around Team Seven, though everybody shows up.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 46,842 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 6/24/2007 - Published: 2/7/2007 - Sakura H., Naruto U. - Complete
Making It Right reviews
Renji is sick of watching Rukia mope. Takes place during the soul society arc.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,165 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/27/2007 - Renji A., Rukia K. - Complete
OWabi reviews
Just why didn't Kakashi and Sakura meet up during the time skip?
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,608 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 1/21/2007 - Published: 1/14/2007 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete