Author has written 34 stories for Shaman King, Detective Conan/Case Closed, Detective School Q, Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, Digimon, and Pokémon.
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ATTENTION XROS WARS PEOPLE SEEKING REVIEWS: No I'm not interested in you review my stuff I'll review your stuff. I've stopped writing on here. Please stop contacting me. I'm sorry that your story doesn't have as many reviews as you would like, but we can't all have what we want. Not all my stories have reviews but I don't go around begging people for them especially phrasing it as I'll review yours ONLY if you review mine first. No. Show some goodwill first. Maybe if you reviewed mine I would consider it (but not really but for other people that could make the difference). There was one time I said I wouldn't post a chapter until I got 5 reviews. Then I felt bad. Write because you like it, write because other people enjoy. Don't write for the highest review count. Reviews are FANTASTIC don't get me wrong. But each one should be earned, not coerced into.
After much deliberation, I've decided that no more stories will be posted. All my stories will remain up and I will remain active on the sight, but there will be no more updates. Most of my writing has become strictly private and will remain in my notebooks. While I don't foresee anymore fics being posted on here, there is a possibility that they could pop up on my live journal or tumblr. However, even those odds are slim.
I don't want to list all the reasons for why I made decision to leave most of my fics private. Some of them sound petty, and while they don't feel petty, there is no way to word them properly. A bigger reason is I have a high standard for my ff.net fics. Most of my writing in my notebooks doesn't fit that standard. While I'm perfectly content with most of my stories, when I look at them with a critical eye for ff.net I feel that a lot of characters aren't being characterized properly. Plus there's something my writing is lacking, something that I can't put my finger on and have yet to fix. Oh I'm stumbled close, but I can't replicate the results on a consistent basis.
Please enjoy what is posted. I'm sorry for any disappointment this decision has cause, but it is the right choice for me. You may call that selfish, but there is a point when you have to look out for your self first, and that is the point I'm at.
With all due regards,
Sakura no Umi
Edit: I do have a writing tumblr now which can be found here