Author has written 22 stories for Anime X-overs, Fullmetal Alchemist, Bleach, Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Death Note, Eyeshield 21, Kuroko no Basuke/黒子のバスケ, Chihayafuru/ちはやふる, and Naruto.
holy shit, The Rare Gem has 100 subscribers, that makes me way happier than it should
8/14/13: I'M ALIVE?!
I know, it's weird, but I've finally updated SINHEART. Enjoy -and please don't kill me-
2/3/13 SPECIAL NOTE: CLEANUP
I've deleted some of the old fics that made me want to vomit when I read them--namely the "Ten Things to Do" series and "Keep DREAMING" (which was discontinued anyway).
7/22/12 SPECIAL NOTE: USERNAME CHANGE
I am the user formerly known as n a g a s h i . n o . k u r o.
THE ACTUAL PROFILE
-tumblr:Follow me! :> Mainly fandom reblogs. Occasionally fanfic recommendations, news about updates, writing, random witty comments, etc.
Avatar: Taichi Mashima from Chihayafuru
Sex: the fairer
Favorite anime: Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Death Note, Shaman King, Kuroko no Basuke, Nurarihyon no Mago, Eyeshield 21, Fullmetal Alchemist, Magi, Zetsuen no Tempest, Chihayafuru
Favorite manga: Last Game, Akagami no Shirayukihime, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Pairing preferences: Really like yaoi, if only because certain anime lack strong girl characters for me to ship guys with. But I started out as a straight pairing fan, and I still am if the pairings are good. Yuri is...meh... My one guilty pleasure is characterxmultiple fics. I just find them really interesting...
Favorite types of fanfiction:
-I love well-written OC fics. Special stress is placed on the well-written part. (See my "10 Tips for OC Writers" below.)
-Time travel fics, what if fics (what if Jiraiya had taken better care of Naruto, what if Snape had mentored Harry, what if Tsuna had a twin brother, etc.) Good writing is still important, though.
-Finally, anything that's well thought-out, deep, and well-written earns itself a place in my favorites.
-Note: some of my favorites/favorite authors probably no longer reflect my likes since I favorited most of them a loooooong time ago.
MARMAROTH'S 10 TIPS FOR OC WRITERS*
*because searching through the archives makes me cringe sometimes
10. Grammar matters.
9. Spelling matters.
For both of the above, get someone else to proofread for you, or--if you're really lazy--even Microsoft grammar/spellcheck can be a huge help.
8. Keep your canon characters in character.
7. Hell, keep your OCs in character. Decide on their personalities and how they would react to certain situations and stick to them. The multiple personality excuse--unless you write it really, really well and actually treat it as a psychological disorder and a problem that's addressed in your story--was overused before you ever heard of this website.
6. While you're at it, keep your universe in character. Unless your story is explicitly AU, do NOT bend the rules of your fandom to suit your OC. If your story is AU, SAY SO.
5. If you're not following 10-6, go back.
4. Everything has already been done before, so if you're going to write something, write it well. Pulling a self-insert? There are probably a thousand magical black hole TVs out there, but if you can actually make it realistic, or funny, give it a shot. Or if you're going for the reincarnation shtick--which I can proudly say I came up with on my own, six years ago, even though it's suddenly become incredibly popular--try giving an interesting reason for your character's rebirth into XXXverse.
3. One flamer can be ignored. Two flamers, maybe. If a whole trove of them come knocking at your door, you're probably doing something wrong.
2. You are not a perfect writer. You might be a good writer. You might be a great writer. But you are not a perfect writer and you can always improve.
1. Just admitting that isn't enough--you actually have to be willing to improve and listen to reviewers when they tell you what's up, and that's the hardest part.
I remember seeing something like this years ago and thinking it was really useful as an FF rookie, so here's
MARMAROTH'S HANDY-DANDY GUIDE TO FANFICTION TERMS*
*using mostly Harry Potter examples because a lot of people know the series.
more will be added as I think of them.
fanfiction: stories written by fans of a certain book/TV show/movie/game/cartoon/etc. about that...thing's...characters, plot, world, etc. Often shortened to "fanfic" or "fic" or "ff."
fandom: the characters/plot/general obsession over that book/TV show/movie/game/cartoon/etc. Harry Potter is a fandom. So is Naruto, Bleach, Twilight...
pairing: the romantic couple involved in a fanfiction or fandom, usually denoted by "x" or "/" or just by connecting names*. Ex: HarryxGinny, HarryGinny, Harry/Ginny. *some pairings also have special "nicknames." Ex: SeverusxHarry is often denoted as "Snarry."
ship: v. to obsess/fanboy/fangirl over or really really like a pairing
OTP: stands for "one true pairing"--means your favorite pairing or the best one you can think of
yaoi: Japanese term for boy-on-boy love, usually involves some kind of sexual situation
slash: term for boy-on-boy love
shounen-ai: Japanese term for boy-on-boy love, usually simple and innocent--limited to holding hands, kissing, etc.
yuri: Japanese term for girl-on-girl love, usually involves some kind of sexual situation
shoujo-ai: Japanese term for girl-on-girl love, usually simple and innocent--limited to holding hands, kissing, etc.
AU: stands for "Alternate Universe," means the fanfiction involves the characters of the fandom in a different world/dimension/situation--for example, a high school AU of Harry Potter means Harry, Hermione, and Ron go to a normal high school instead of Hogwarts and Hogwarts may not exist
canon: 1. adj means that whatever is being described actually happens in the official fandom. For example, HarryxGinny is canon. HarryxHermione is not. In the Twilight canon universe, Bella becomes a vampire. 2. n refers to the actual fandom, or what actually happened in the fandom. In a non-canon fic--or a fic that "doesn't follow" the canon--Bella may stay human.
crack: describes fanfiction that is crazy or out of the normal, written purely for fun because it's not supposed to make sense. May also be used to describe pairings of people who would never actually get together in the real series--like HarryxDumbledore. Yes, it exists.
fluff: describes really cute romance/friendship/family scenes.
lime: describes implied sexual situations
lemon: describes actual sexual situations
OC: stands for "original character," used in the ff context when the author inserts his/her own unique character into the canon
OOC: stands for "out of character," means that in a fic a character acted/spoke a certain way that he/she normally wouldn't in the actual canon (note: do not confuse with the term above!)
Mary Sue: a female OC who's so perfect it's unbelievable and disgusting [AVOID]
Gary Stu: a male OC who's so perfect it's unbelievable and disgusting (rarer than Mary Sues) [AVOID]
centric: means that the fic is centered around a certain character(s), focusing on that character's development/thoughts/life/etc.; can also imply that a certain character is being pursued romantically by multiple people in the fic
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