Author has written 13 stories for Naruto.
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wolf08 & writing
I first started posting stories on this account back in junior high school (and I won’t tell you exactly how many years ago that was… but yeah it was a long time ago). Those glory days were followed by about 7 years of complete inactivity on this account. But then there was a renaissance just under 2 years ago, thanks to my urge to get back into creative writing combined with how inspired I felt when the Naruto manga ended. That’s essentially how I ended up back here.
To be totally honest with you, creative writing really isn’t my forte. Outside of this website, I don’t write in this style. However, I do, and have been, writing constantly, though in different styles (formal, journalistic, and academic especially). But I really started to miss channeling my creative energy into stories. And so, in early 2015, on a whim, I took another crack at an old, incomplete story of mine – A Twist in Time (it was only 4-5 chapters long at the time, I believe, and so I scrapped them and rebuilt the plot). Now, needless to say, I’ve been sucked right back in. Writing here is my favourite hobby again. And the genres I enjoy writing most (so far) are romance and adventure / suspense.
Speaking of hobbies, here are a few other things I like to do (I guess this bio-blurb is an appropriate place to talk about myself): listen to music (I’m a movie soundtrack / epic instrumental music nut), play soccer, run, read, watch movies (especially superhero / action / adventure), watch hockey, make art (I’m trying to get back into it, as you may have noticed on my blog), drink herbal tea, practice yoga, research, eat pizza, eat sushi, and taste different craft beers.
I have a Bachelor of Arts with a double-major in Psychology and Communications and am currently a Master of Science candidate in Health Studies. In other words, I’m a grad student. And a nerd. The reason I mention this here is because elements of my academic background will probably crop up in my stories. I have particular interests in mental health, health psychology, media studies and public health. My thesis is on promoting physical activity for people with disabilities and I'm a volunteer personal trainer in an adapted gym.
I only have and probably only ever will write fics that stem from Naruto, just because I’ve grown so comfortable with and attached to the characters. That isn’t to say I won’t ever take a crack at an original story one day, but that will be for a different website, and maybe even a different medium.
wolf08 & Naruto
I’ve been a pretty die-hard fan of the Naruto series since I was in junior high school. Like, I remember when the pre-Shippuuden episodes aired on TV here and I would suffer through the crappy English dubs every week because I had this unwarranted fear of getting a computer virus if I watched videos on any website other than YouTube. Thankfully I have overcome this fear.
SasuSaku was and still is my favourite pairing of all time. Sakura is such an admirable and relatable character. She manages to thrive despite her lack of inherent powers, has flaws (many of which she overcomes), and is passionate about health (which, naturally, piques my interest too). And Sasuke is my absolute favourite character for infinite reasons. I just tend to love anti-heroes.
I also really like NaruHina, ShikaTema and NejiTen among other pairings. Kakashi, Gaara, Tsunade and Shikamaru are a few of the characters I like most, along with Sasuke and Sakura, of course.
Please note that some of my stories are very old (and so the writing style will look dramatically different than it does in newer pieces). I advise you to note the Update Date of my stories before you read them (I, personally, would not read any of my old stories again, but I am also my own worst critic. If you choose to read them, by all means…).
Below are status updates and a little contextual background for each of my fics. (These are not summaries. You can find those below this profile).
A Twist in Time
Laying the Groundwork
Let It Snow!
Together and Alone
Just A Game
Weathering the Storm
Mission: Install Konoha’s First Laptop
A Little Misfortune
Don’t be shy
I really can’t thank you enough for your support and patience with me over the years. Please feel free to shoot me a PM / ask (on my blog) about anything at all. :) Take care and happy reading!