Author has written 8 stories for Naruto, and Dungeons and Dragons.
Hello Everyone, welcome to my profile.
Forum link with the letter as well, for discussion
And another petition: change. org/petitions/fanfiction-net-stop-the-destruction-of-fanfiction-net
Also folks, just in case, make sure to backup your fics, dont want anyone to loose any hard fought work :( And for those wanting to send this or anything else, I believe their e-mails are under the help link on the upper right.
Also, special thanks to Thanatos for our modified letter, fare more specific and concise!
To the administration of Fanfiction.net,
I am one of many members of Fanfiction.net that is deeply concerned with your current actions on this site. The deletion of countless stories and numerous accounts has already called in massive protest, both in the form of authors publishing letters of worry and in two petitions against this sweep, one of which at the present moment has over 11,500 signatures, found on change(dot)org. However we feel that a more direct approach may also be needed to make our voices heard.
Many of us feel confused about this sudden sweep, as up to the present that you have, as we believed out of respect for the artistic freedom of us authors and the understanding that in our current society both violence and sex have become, largely due to the easy access of visual and acoustical material through the world wide web, such mundane parts of life that an average sixteen-year-old or older is well aware of them, and as such suited to read a story containing them, considering that many teenagers around the age of sixteen often already have direct and personal experience with sex, and indirect experience with violence through television, cinema and/or computer games, kept a tolerant stance regarding such content in our stories. We labored under the assumption that you were aware of the mixed ages of your members, and as such accepted that a thirty-year-old man may be neither willing nor able to write like a fourteen year old boy. We were also certain that you were well aware that certain genres such as romance, tragedy, horror, drama, angst, crime, and hurt/comfort need violence and/or sexual content on the higher levels of literature, as without it such genres quickly become stale and boring. Your sudden, unannounced and absolute purge of countless stories, without giving the authors a chance to edit their work, as such feels to many of us as nothing more than the callous and malicious stomping on months, if not years of hard work.
We were all assuming that you were aware of the spread ages of your users, how else would we explain the existence of the K and K-Plus Ratings, yet with your current actions many wonder why you have two whole ratings of stories for a group of users who are according to your own Terms of Service not supposed to be on this site, as your ToS clearly state Fanfiction.net is intended for users aged thirteen or older, yet none for the adults that make up a large percentage of the members on this site.
Your current purge of stories, while perhaps not illegal, although morally questionable as you are in some cases destroying stories for which your ToS clearly grants us ownership, has also concerned us authors for a different reason. Your current policy of removing stories and banning authors without warning and, as those who have received a notice of this, both intended and 'accidental' messages, know, without explanation as to what is wrong with the story, where in the story that part is, and what we should keep in mind for future stories we might write, is unnerving, as it leaves no option for debate or improvement. We authors are also not given a chance to edit and correct our work to save it from deletion. While this was not your intent, your actions worry us authors because they clearly show us that on Fanfiction.net we have no right to object an unjust treatment, nor do we have any kind of protection against the arbitrariness of the administration. We are not accusing you of maliciously deleting our stories without cause, we are merely noting the fact that the administration too is human, and as such not infallible to error.
Many of us fear that with this purge you are opening a rift between the administration of Fanfiction.net, and its users, which is something we hope to avoid. You may have intended this sweep to be a simple matter, however for many authors it is the end of an era, an era of artistic freedom on this site. We are all members of Fanfiction.net, and many of us were very proud of this fact and the site itself, striving to stay true to its motto: 'Unleash your imagination'. With the current policy of deletion, many of us fear that we will soon be faced with the choice of either leaving this site we all took pride in and derived joy from for years, or find ourselves in a shadow of the site we knew and loved, where censorship demands that we no longer unleash our imagination, but instead are forced to bind, gag and cage it. Neither option is something we truly want.
We of course understand that children should be protected, although current society makes this pretty much an exercise in futility, however simply deleting everything is no solution. There are alternatives, from having Adult-stories only visible to actual members to a simple 'are you above 18?'-button, all far less drastic options.
The simple fact is that we authors see Fanfiction.net as something unique, and we are of the opinion that simply going to another site is not a viable option. The closest match allowing the MA-Rating, Adultfanfiction.net, has multiple issues, including the fact that there is apparently no supervision and essentially no organization, stories belonging into the yaoi-folder clogging folders like 'general', where our stories would likely land. Adultfanfiction is also almost entirely composed of pure smut, and many authors who worked hard for their stories would not want to see the fruit of their labor stuffed between two porn-flics just because there is a single lemon-scene of perhaps 3.000 words in a 200.000 word story that's there because it fits or furthers the plot, or even a story that has no sex and was flagged for violence, where the author will feel even stronger that his work does not fit into the general style of the site.
We of course realize that the administration cannot work miracles, and that some things take time, however there are things we can ask for. First is the immediate stop of the deletion of stories and accounts, and, as far as possible, their restoration, at least for a time-period in which negations can be held. We are aware that you will not immediately jump up to completely change the rating-system, however we have listed a number of, as we feel, reasonable demands that you should take into consideration before continuing this purge of stories: 1. Many authors and readers were not yet members during 2002, and have trouble seeing where exactly the problem is. We ask that the administration give us the reason the MA-Rating was banned in 2002, and if you insist on your current stance, give us a detailed explanation as to WHY the rating cannot be reintroduced to this site.
2. Authors put a lot of work into their stories, work that the administration takes advantage of by allowing advertisements, including noise-producing advertisements that pose annoyances for readers, to be placed on our profiles and stories, which doubtlessly is a way to finance this site. As such, seeing that it is the work of the authors that keep this site alive, every author who works on his stories and in that manner supports this site has the right that, if his or her stories are deleted from the site, he is given a concrete explanation why, to prove that the story, or as it was referred to in the Terms of Service, the User Submission, for which the site reassured him he retained the ownership-rights in its ToS, was removed, and in the cases where no copy exists destroyed, for a valid reason and not solely on the whim of an administrator. Another reasonable request would be that the author in question be given a period of at least 24 hours before termination so that he may edit his Submission to meet the guidelines, or save it to be reposted on a different site so that his work will not be lost.
3. If the Administration can afford the resources for actions such as the current purge of stories or the Image Manager, an addition of debatable usefulness seeing that many, if not most, authors will lack either the motivation or the artistic talent to create individual covers for their stories, then the community may request additions that are actually helpful to a majority. Here two suggestions.
3.1 We request that, if the Administration insists on keeping its current policy on the Ratings, they do a review of them and clearer define what conditions must be met for a Submission to be given a specific rating, seeing as the current explanation of the ratings is extremely imprecise and leaves a great deal to individual interpretation. The perhaps most important statement 'Detailed descriptions of physical interaction of sexual or violent nature is considered Fiction MA' (Source: Fictionratings) could hardly be more vague, seeing that every individual has a different concept of what precisely counts as 'detailed'. An explanation as to why the rating for adults, who make up a large percentage, if not the majority, of the users of http://www.Fanfiction.net is banned, yet the ratings K for children five years and older, and K-Plus for children nine years or older is valid despite the fact that the Terms of Service clearly state that http://www.Fanfiction.net is 'not intended for children under 13' (Source: http://www.fanfiction.net/tos/), would also be appreciated.
3.2 In the recent years the genre known under terms such as 'Slash/FemSlash', 'Yaoi/Yuri' or 'Boys Love/Girls Love' on this site has grown steadily, and while in the name of tolerance it is only correct, and even admirable, that these stories remain on this site like any other, there are a number of readers that, while not against homosexuality in any shape or form, are simply not interested in reading such stories. However, there are Categories in which the ratio between Slash-stories and non-Slash-stories has reached a point where a reader looking for a non-slash story has to browse to up to six pages of summaries just to find a single one. This has doubtlessly led to the point where some readers have given up searching in that category, which means that authors writing non-slash stories in that category have lessened chances of getting the views, and reviews, that many hope for in order to improve their works. As such, we request that the site allow authors to tag their stories as slash, as most already do in their summaries, and enable users not interested in such stories to filter them out so that they may easier find stories they are interested in in all categories, and so that users who are interested may also find such stories easier.
We members of Fanfiction.net have stood silently for years and watched how this site changed. In recent years some of the changes have concerned us, as they seemed unnecessary and, and here I apologize for the bluntness, as useful as foot-fungus. We see no point in having 5cm of white space to both sides of our forum or on our profiles, and especially not in our stories where we appreciate every millimeter of space filled with plot. We see no point in ordering stories by popularity instead of alphabetical, as we can read the numbers of stories in a category, and we can find a category by alphabet, but may not know how popular a story is, meaning that we now have to manually check every single category to see if it is the one we want. We see no point in having the 'advanced'-button when we press search, as it is obvious we want the advanced options when we clicked on search instead of typing our search word into the bar that appears when you let your mouse wander over the word 'Search' in the gray bar at the top of the page.
We took all these things, and we would have taken the other changes, however this purge of stories is a step far too drastic. When we joined Fanfiction.net, Section 11 of the Terms of Service clearly stated that we have a duty to protect and defend this site. In accordance to this duty we break our long silence now, to protect Fanfiction.net from itself.
We implore the administration of Fanfiction.net to rethink their radical stance, to protect the sanctity of the authors and their works, and to help us that Fanfiction.net will still stand tall as a bastion of creative writing in the future, that it will still be the wonderful ground on which people of all genders, ages, religions, and colors may freely Unleash their Imagination.
Penname: Thanathos, a once proud, now deeply concerned member of Fanfiction.net. One voice amongst many.
For those that may agree with this, please feel free to sign on and send this to the support server, maybe we can get some movement on this.
EDIT: Just made a forum on this to, should be on the profile, not sure if that will help.
"And All I want to do is go home for just a bit... But these padded rooms are the shit!" -Zebrahead, Mental Health
"Who I Am Hates Who I've Been..."- Relient K, Who I Am Hates Who I've Been
A knight is sworn to valor
His heart knows only virtue
His blade defends the helpless
His might upholds the weak
His word speaks only truth
His wrath undoes the wicked
Name: I answer to Hector, Cayosin, Zero, Sumi Kitsune, and for some reason, Hey White Boy!
Age: 18, finally
Gender: I'm a dude.
Personality: Let's be honest, I'm a cheerful shit. Morbid sense of humor at points, but cheerful
Favorite Naruto parings: Naruto/Fem Kyuubi and Naru/Hina. quite franakly I've read one of just about every pairing and if you can make it work then woot. I have also read a couple of yaoi parings, though nothing with lemons, and they aren't nearly as satanic as some people make them out to be. Just chill people, it's not that bad.
Favorite weapons: Twin Kama, battlechains, scythes, Gauntlets/Greaves combo, Longsword, Massive Greataxe
Favorite color: Blue and Silver... and Amethyst
Place of Residence: Baltimore, Maryland. May the gods save me.
Alright, EVERYONE READ THIS!!!!!
I just got a new laptop, and the issue that comes with this is that none of the files(read: chapters) from my stories are on it. In some ways a new beginning, but slightly problematic in terms of editing and writing. Also, I'm getting used to my new keyboard, so please forgive and grammatical or spelling errors that come of that(I often write when I'm tired, which means I'm not always paying 100% attention.)
Okay, I have a couple of rants for you all, some of which may not apply to everyone. If it does apply to you, then at least have the common coutesy to read it; you don't have to like it, but fucking read it. Not all will be posted right now, and some may cover topics that have yet to happen and are just there for warning purposes. Thank you.
Rant 1: Bringing up Religion to me regarding my stories.
First off, I'm not a christian, or a member of any other "Mainstream" religion, so don't bring that sort of thing up. I'm also not an atheist, so don't bring that up. Secondly, most references to religion in my stories are to the gods and goddesses of the Dungeons and Dragons universe. Now then, I throw words like holy and unholy, Demonic and other such words around quite liberally; they are based on perspective. I think that the Forests of the world are holy, yet thousands think it's a bunch of plant matter that can be burnt and cut without consequence. Perspective people, it can turn shit to gold and vice versa. Finally, this is Fanfiction. If a bunch of fiction on a freaking computer screen can send you into a crusading rage, then i want to know when they allowed personal computers in the rooms of Mental Health Clinics.
Rant 2: Flamers
People who lack the proper amount of what we call a "life" usually spend their time giving painful and completely unhelpful reviews to stories that might have great potential. Personally, if you flame me, i wouldn't let it bother me. However, I have a theory: if you flame someone then they sould get to flame you... with a quart of gasoline and a lighter. If anyone wants some directions on home-made napalm for this purpose, message me. Now then, for you shits that are reading this and are thinking of either flaming me or going out and flaming someone else, let me ask you this: What purpose do you serve? Do you realize, that by sitting at whatever computer you are and writing these bad reviews, that you are neither being paid nor appreciated? The best part is that we, as authors, can quite easily say (in the words of my favorite Mythbuster) "I reject your reality, and subsitute my own." That's right, not only do your reviews not matter in the slightest, you don't matter. For all the aspiring authors reading this, don't let a flame kill your inspiriation or your desire to create; as long as, and i know this is going to sound like a bad quote from a sappy anime, you believe in yourself and your ability to write, there isn't much that can stop you. The reason i didn't say "Nothing can stop you", is mainly because both Carpal Tunnel and Death tend to stop the writing process.
Rant 3: The Idiots
Let's be honest here people; there are some stories that are nothing more then foolish whims. I'm not saying they all come from idiots, but when i see Sly Cooper talking like a drunk gangster while running from Carmelita who traded in her Shock pistol for a Dildo Bazooka... people need to be shot. I think i deserve a round of applause for beating the shit out of the person who came up with this before they could post it. If you're going to make a crack fic, stop yourself and... actually thats just about it: STOP YOURSELF FROM DOING IT!!! I can appreciate randomness as much as the next guy, but there's a bloody line people. That's not to say the other extreme is any better; I come here to read/write stories that make me happy, or touch me emotionally, not to find wave upon wave of rape and murder. Damn people, i might not have a lot of faith in Humanity, but can you at least try to be cheerful? If reading about someone getting saved from being raped entertains you, then more power to you, but if you were HOPING that they wouldn't be saved in time... I have a quart of gasoline and a match with your name on 'em.
Rant 4: Original Characters
I know that I have a quite a few OCs, but just hear me out. If you have one or more OCs, think about them for a minute: did you make them specifically for that anime's fanfiction? Do they have a complex Backstory? Could they have their own story? I can understand if you, lets say, have a Naruto fanfiction that you just finished: everyone has a spouse, and everyone is happy. Then you have the idea to tell the story of their kids, and the kids would all have to be Oc's; that's fine. But if you're like me with people like Musica Dagmar, a bardic lord with an elemental spirit for a right arm, who have their own backstories without being tied to a specific anime or game, don't commit them to Fanfiction! Write them a book, where they are the main character! You can get PAID to do that! If you can manage to write fanfiction, you can write a legitimate book and maybe someday, people will write fanfiction about YOUR book...
Rant 5: Super"Insert name here" fics
The only catagorey I've seen super fics for is Naruto, but I know that they're out there elsewhere. Look, make him/her as powerful as you want, but he/she can't win ALL his/her battles. They need to lose at least a few times to build suspence and a plot. sure, it looks cool if they finish every fight with a huge explosion, but what's the point? "LOL uber Haxxor" and everyone dies; i hate reading fanfics where that sort of shit happens. I make characters with tough skin and high regeneration rates Specifically so they CAN get their asses kicked and get out of the hospital early to go back to training. Just... think about it... please.
Rant 6: The kinks
I'm gonna say it straight up, there will be kinks. They might not be well done, but they will be there. As you can see in Aria of the Moonless Night, I'm not afraid to post Lolicon, Futanari, Furry(Thank goddess for Luciana), BDSM, or a menagerie of other things. If you don't like it, skip the lemons. Sometimes i do a kink for laughs, and sometimes i do them for deep, psychological reasons. Mostly because I'm a pervert, and like you I enjoy at least getting turned on by fanfiction in odd ways(Really, If you're reading Aria of the Moonless Night, you know you've held Whedabra's naked ass in your mind a few seconds too long). So really, let the kinks in, and let them bring you joy. Or pain... that's a good thing if you're a masocist, right?
Art For Stories
I made a DeviantArt account and will be trying to do some artwork for my stories; don't expect gold, because I'm shit with drawing on a computer, and It's a pain to scan a picture and touch it up with Gimp
Howl of the Arcana
Lysylta Deth from "Wolf's Tome" and "Fox's Grimiore". PLEASE CLICK LINK BEFORE READING FOX'S GRIMIORE!!!!!
I'm trying to focus on my stories, but my time is pretty tight right now, and I'm hit with writer's block when I do get a free moment; I'll do what I can, But I Can't swing a claymore while using a Tower Shield.
Ich will eure Phantasie,
Ich will eure Energie,
Ich will eure hände sehen,
Ich will in Beifall Untergehen!
Stories and ideas.
A Knyght's Lady
Summary: A little oneshot about an OC Vasto Lord waiting for his true love to come back; Lucky, she does.
Naruto, the Bloody Maelstrom(Hiatus)
Summary: Naruto, facing death, makes a deal with the king of hell. As it turns out, being a demon is fun.
Themes:NaruKin, Demon(Hybrid) Naruto, Twin Zanbatou
Summary: A demon possessed arm has haunted Naruto since the night Kyuubi took over and murdered his parents using his body; now, on the verge of breaking, he finds salvation in the form of Blood Hounduar, the King of Hell. Blood needs a bounty hunter, and Naruto needs training in restraining his demon. A fair trade.
Themes: DemonNaruto, Bounty Hunting, Undecided Pairing, Blood & Gore, Also not 100% sure I won't make it a FemNaru fic
Naruto, The Elemental (Hiatus)
Summary: As a child, Naruto happens upon the one weapon that can Dimension Hop; the Chronicle Sword. Can he change his destiny with the help of his friends and the spirits of the Sword?
Themes: NaruHina, Super Naruto(Demi-immortal), Sword weilding Naruto, Blood-wielding Naruto
Howl of the Arcana, Series
Part One: Wolf's Tome
Summary: Sarutobi made a deal with the Wolf God, Tyro Deth, in order to protect a young Naruto by sending him to the Wolf God's home to be trained.. Unfortunately for sanity's sake, he failed to specify a method.
Themes: Lycanthropy, MageNaruto, Reincarnation(IT"S LIKE A FRIGGEN ROULETTE WHEEL!!!!), FemNaru(Told ya.)
Part Two: Fox's Grimoire
Summary: Lysylta Deth, the adoptive daughter of Tyro Deth and the reincarnated form of Naruto Uzumaki, has finally returned to the Elemental Nations. How will the Spell-slinger fair in the world of the Shinobi?
Themes: Lycanthropy, MageFemNaru, Yuri Harem
Aria of the Moonless Night
Summary: There's an old saying that goes: "Let sleeping dragons lie". As a child, Naruto finds himself waking up a "Dragon" of epic perportions, Alucard Hellsing, the No-Life King Himself! By inadvertantly offering him a way out of his un-life, Naruto walks from the crypt as a child of the Night, bearing the curse of the Vampyre.
Themes: Vampires, Blood & Gore, NaruKyuu, slight NaruOC, Assassin/Vampire Naruto, Whedabra(Had to include her as a theme!)
Of a Kunoichi and Her Lazy Demon
Summary: Tsukiko Namikaze tries her best to be a good kunoichi, but she fails miserably everytime she tries. So what happens when she meets a Lazy Demoness that could turn her life around? Jutsu are learned, Words are exchanged, and emotions are felt. Can Tsukiko come to grips with her love for Hikari and still be a kunoichi, or will her dreams tear her apart?
Themes: YURI!!!!, Oc Main, Oc/Oc pairing, AU(Everything but the main characters has very little changed, so don't freak), Demons
Aria of Rising Tides(Idea; Pokegirl)
Summary: When you lose a limb at a young age, you adapt and move on. When you get that limb back at age 18, you proceed to pick up the pieces of your shattered dreams and start to glue them back together. Brenda Dagmar has her arm back thanks to the help of Musica and the water spirit Valanthe, who now resides in the crystal bracer on Brenda's arm. With hope restored, Brenda sets out on her dream journey to become a master tamer!
Themes: Smut, romantic smut mind you, but smut nonetheless; Pokegirl Story; Variety of Kinks; ...Did I say this was Romantic Smut already?
Quotes From Stories and Quotes from life:
--""You humans cease to amaze me. I've been asleep for ten THOUSAND years, and nothing has changed about you idiots. Demon this, Devil that, the Reaper hit me with a whiffle ball bat. If it isn't human, you think that makes it three things; bloodthirsty, evil, and something that should be killed", Blood Hounduar, Naruto, The Bloody Maelstrom
--"Were you hugged as a child?""No.""That explains a lot."- Naruto and Blood talking, Naruto, the Bloody Maelstrom.
--"True enough. How have you been?"
"I'm ninety one, my joints hurt, business has been slow, and I'm slowly losing the ability to wipe my own ass. How are you?", Kai deadpanned.
"...I'm about to turn seventeen, I'm sore from training, my sensei is a pervert, and I'm retaining the ability to wipe my own ass.", Naruto replied, getting a whack upside the head from the old shopkeep. -Naruto and Kai, Naruto, the Bloody Maelstrom
--"Into the belly of the Beast?""And out the Demon's Ass...", Naruto and Hinata, Naruto, the Elemental
--"This is not a small handgrenade. Pull the pin, chuck it, and BOOM! Ahckmed's cousin felt the blast.", One of mine
--"Toki wo tomare! ZA WARUDO!!!" "Sir, please get off of the forklift; you really shouldn't be back here to begin with.", Good times, good times(This actually happened... not to me, but a dear friend managed to video tape it)