OsricPearl
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Joined 10-20-07, id: 1402561, Profile Updated: 07-13-09
Author has written 8 stories for Naruto, Warcraft, and Neverending Story.

About Me

I wish I were a better writer. But this is partly why I have decided to try fanfiction, not only because I love the characters and writing about them is a pleasure, but because it helps me practice.

That is all I have to say about me.

My motivation.

Why write fanfiction?

What motivates me to write Naruto fanfiction is the world itself. Here is this giant world with distinct cultures, political systems, and magic and very few are taking advantage of it.

Kishimoto has given us a gift in keeping every other village but Konoha so vague. We are allowed to speculate, create, and explore as we see fit. It's almost as though he wants us to imagine how it would be to live in a desert country or to grow up isolated in the heartless country of Water.

So, that is what my stories are about.

~OP

Essays:

Character studies:
Deconstruction of a Badass 1
http://littl3x.livejournal.com/96468.html
Deconstruction of a Badass 2 & 3
http://littl3x.livejournal.com/96657.html
Making Believable Original Characters
http://littl3x.livejournal.com/97388.html
The problem with villains: A lighthearted look at my one glaring failure
http://littl3x.livejournal.com/98679.html

Just for fun:

Mary-Sue Litmus Test
http://littl3x.livejournal.com/105041.html

Frequent Themes and Story Notes

For those thinking of reading my stuff

Patterns common in my stories

I've noticed that I use these themes commonly in both Will of the Weak, Within the Mist, and to a lesser extent, Ganked (even if it is about World of Warcraft). (One shots don't count in any of these)

Of course, now that I've noted this I will try not to follow it in my fourth and last planned story. ;p

-Weak/Underestimated characters
- Distant/Deceased father figures
- Misfit/drunken/abusive Mothers (either for a short time or during the duration of the story)
- Passage of time: my stories take place in the span of years not months
- Corrupt authority figures
- A period of abject failure followed by triumph
- Exile, either for a short time or the duration of the story

I don't know why I write these tropes so frequently, as I have not experienced any of them personally. I have a great relationship with both parents, I was only underestimated for a brief moment in my early childhood, and I don't have anything resembling the last two points in my life.

~OP

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White Rain by Zapenstap reviews
A woman arrives in Konoha with children she claims are Itachi's. Sasuke struggles with suspicion. Sakura struggles with Sasuke. As Hokage, Naruto must decide the future of the village. OCs! Developed. Over 1000 reviews! WHOOOO!
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 25 - Words: 311,745 - Reviews: 1479 - Favs: 882 - Follows: 992 - Updated: 2/2 - Published: 5/4/2008 - Naruto U., Sasuke U., Sakura H., Itachi U.
Shadow Alliance by top reviews
Naruto is called home early from his training. The conflict with Sound is growing and as they desperately try to replace their losses a message from a former ally comes to the village and might be their salvation but, they've betrayed them before. Sequel
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 23 - Words: 77,448 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 6/3/2009 - Published: 7/24/2008 - Naruto U., Sakura H. - Complete
30 days of love and hate by AyanaPL reviews
Tayuya joined the ANBU, but there aren't any missions now. So for some time Ibiki must train with her and prepare for for the life of an ANBU. What's gonna happen during this time? Read and you will find out.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 13,439 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/22/2008 - Published: 8/7/2008 - Tayuya, Ibiki M. - Complete
Quotidian by firefly reviews
When she accepted the graveyard shift of border patrol, Temari expected to find nothing but snakes and scorpions nestled between the dunes of dark sand. Amongst them, the last thing she expected to find was a missing nin out for a midnight prayer.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 9 - Words: 75,748 - Reviews: 852 - Favs: 923 - Follows: 315 - Updated: 5/22/2008 - Published: 1/8/2007 - Temari, Hidan - Complete
The uprising by top reviews
During a fairly routine mission team seven stumbles across a plot that could threaten to destroy not only Konoha but the entire ninja way of life. Takes place before Sasuke's defection.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 89,974 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 4/17/2008 - Published: 5/21/2007 - Complete
Muscles ARE useful! by Ranmawho1 reviews
What happens when Cell angers the gods of huge muscles? This! A DBZ FMA Arnold S. spoof that popped into my head while watching the Cell vs. Trunks fight. Enjoy!
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 664 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/8/2007 - Cell, Trunks - Complete
Spiral Out by Annwyd reviews
Things go wrong, and people struggle to cope, and over a decade later, someone tries to fix them. [Nine out of thirteen chapters complete] CHAPTER NINE: Tsunade takes matters into her own hands, and Sakura and Sonmei meet someone in the darkness.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 9 - Words: 33,762 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 5/11/2006 - Published: 6/21/2005 - Sakura H., Shikamaru N.
Bugs, Dogs, and a Flower by roterritter reviews
Aburame Shino is secretly falling in love with his best friend’s older sister, Inuzaka Hana. Yet, like a bee drawn to a flower, Shino can’t resist her. ShinoHana.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,868 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/22/2006 - Published: 10/17/2005 - Shino A., Hana I. - 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: 522 - Favs: 780 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 10/18/2005 - Published: 1/11/2005 - Neji H., Hinata H. - Complete
Our Raining Symphony by Renica Swavely reviews
Spike's death has taken its toll on Faye. When he returns to the Bebop as if nothing has happened,she throws a fit, leaves, & gets herself in trouble with a new bounty. Who will come to save her now?
Cowboy Bebop - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 40,988 - Reviews: 229 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/25/2005 - Published: 5/31/2004 - Spike S., Faye V. - Complete
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Ganked reviews
A naive human mage and a selfish BE "meet" in Winterspring. Ganking follows. But this is not the first time they've bumped into each other. A tale of cynicism, innocence, and the sometimes indistinguishable line between love and hate...and stinky ogres.
Warcraft - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 25,732 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 7/5/2009 - Published: 5/2/2008 - Complete
Within the Mist reviews
A young boy who is plagued by weakness; a woman who cannot love. Shikamaru is given a secretive mission to Kiri by the Mizukage who hid his true intentions beneath a mantle of friendship. It is there that four paths will intercept and forever alter.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 156,808 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 5/30/2009 - Published: 2/23/2008 - Shikamaru N.
Wind and Stone reviews
A May/December romance between Temari and Baki set more than ten years after the current story’s timeline. Time breaks and heals without sympathy. No Lemons, etc.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,148 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 10 - Published: 11/25/2008 - Temari, Baki
The Three Gates
Short one-shot that grapples with Atreyu's impressions as he crossed the three grates. Based on the book version of the events.
Neverending Story - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 784 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/2/2008 - Complete
Unrequited reviews
A short piece featuring the new character Shiho as she struggles with her feelings for Shikamaru. ShikaShiho
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,356 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/22/2008 - Published: 7/8/2008 - Shikamaru N. - Complete
Merry Christmas, Loser reviews
Sasuke's first Christmas by himself. Consumed with bitterness and anger, he wanders off to think and escape his loneliness, only to find comfort in a surprising source.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,877 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Published: 12/24/2007 - Naruto U., Sasuke U. - Complete
Will of the Weak reviews
It starts with the events created by Kishimoto in Suna as seen through the view of ordinary citizens and shinobi. Then, it continues to finish their story. Mostly involving original characters. GaaraXOC, KankuroXOC, ShikamaruXTemari.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 63,110 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 11/16/2007 - Published: 10/28/2007 - Gaara, Kankuro - Complete
Philia reviews
What may have crossed Jiraiya's mind the moment he realised he could not bring Orochimaru back. One shot. JiraiyaOrochimaru. Not Yaoi.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,200 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Published: 11/7/2007 - Jiraiya, Orochimaru - Complete