Author has written 40 stories for Bleach, Princess Tutu, Clannad, Hikaru no Go, Chihayafuru/ちはやふる, Hakuōki/薄桜鬼, and Carry On.
Hey, just a shout-out to all my readers. I'm working on getting back into writing, and have some good ideas in the works, but I just need to find some motivation. In the meantime, I'm sorry to say you're going to have to suffer with just some random one-shots when the fanfic bug bites me. Hopefully one of these days it will latch on tight and I'll actually get a new story out. Sorry for leaving you all hanging.
In the meantime, I've been watching excessive amounts of anime in an attempt to inspire myself to write again, and I've come across two buried treasures that I want to share with you all. I call these "buried treasures" because they are shows with a pathetically limited fan base when really, they should be exalted as some of the greatest shows of all time.
First is Sola. It's really hard to explain what it's about, but it's one of those shows that spans the gamut of emotions and deals with issues like friendship, family, loyalty, and loneliness. It starts out light and fluffy and seems like a fun, magical girl style romance, but it gets progressively more intense and intricate as you learn more and more about the characters. I laughed, I fangirl squealed, and I cried my eyes out. It's only 13 episodes people. If you have a couple hours, this is well worth a watch.
The other show is Princess Tutu. If you can get past the name and the first 7 episodes (because they get draining, I'll be the first to admit it. I almost dropped the show after 6), this show is too incredible for words. The story is so involved and exciting, the characters really grow and develop, and the philosophy is just enough to not kill you with it, but sneak it's way in there in fun and interesting ways. I mean, fighting with ballet, how cool is that? Also, I have a Hitsugaya style crush on Fakir, (and we all know just how obsessive that can be) and if that's not reason enough to get you to watch it, I don't know what is :)
Ok, just my opinion on shows that should not be missed, since it's always nice to find a good anime. As for fanfic (which I know is the real reason you're here), it will have to wait until I get some medication for my writers block. I miss you all more than you probably think, but I just don't want to deliver mediocre work. Until then, I love you all and I hope you find something else to entertain you while I get my act together :)
Name: Hmm, how about Sakura, since I think that's the prettiest name in any language
Age: Older than I should be
Pet's Name: Yuki (yes, I really gave my cat a Japanese name (Yuki=Snow))
Favorite Food: Mochi
Favorite Pastime: Watching anime (duh) and reading about Japan (I mean, the intellectual, anthropological kind of reading, making me an even bigger nerd)
Favorite Anime/Manga: Bleach, Naruto, Ranma 1/2, Deathnote, Ouran Host Club, Mushi-shi, XXX-Holic, Avatar, Hana-Kimi, Fullmetal Alchemist, Sola, Toradora!, Princess Tutu, Clannad, Skip Beat, Hikaru no Go, Natsume Yuujincho, King of Bandit Jing, Shion no Ou, Summer Wars, InuxBoku SS, Sword Art Online, Chihayafuru, Kaichou wa Maid-sama, Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushi, Akagami no Shirayukihime
Favorite Charaters: Hitsugaya Toushiro, Hyuuga Neji, Ed Elric, Fakir, Wataya Arata, Saito Hajime, Zen Wisteria
Favorite Couples:IchigoxRukia, IshidaxInoue, NejixTenten, NarutoxHinata, RanmaxAkane, TamakixHaruhi, MizukixSano, EdxWinry, EdxRose, RoyxRiza, RyuujixTaiga, FakirxAhiru, MythoxRue, TomoyaxNagisa, SunoharaxTomoyo, RenxKyoko, ShionxAyumi, SoushixRirichiyo, KiritoxAsuna, ChihayaxArata, UsuixMisaki, LivixNike, ShirayukixZen, MitsuhidexKiki
C2 Community Announcement!!
I finally created a C2 community, but unlike my trend of story writing, it is not a HitsuKarin community. There are so many great ones out there already, so I thought it was unnecessary. Instead, it's a HitsuxOC community. It's called New Faces for Hitsugaya. There are just so many amazing HitsuxOC stories on this site, but they get so little credit when really, people should be rewarded for being creative enough to come up with their own characters. So please check out the community, there are some really great stories in there. Oh, and if you have an addition, please let me know (even if you're the author, don't be shy about sending me your own story).
The Best of the Best
I know that there is a favorites list, but the following stories, in my opinion, are some of the best on this site, and should be read by anyone who is anyone.
Winter Solstace by Raskolnikov34 HitsugayaXOC-The most amazing romance of all time, and the best OC anyone could imagine. The story is beautifully written, the characters are extremely well developed, interesting, fun to read about, and believable. The story is creative, fun, romantic, and overall fantastic. The best story I have ever read, hands down.
The Stage by Feilyn (Or anything from the "Lost and Found" series) MatsumotoxByakuya- Yes, crack I know, but you have never read crack like this. Feilyn is an unbelievably brilliant author who can make anything work. This story is complex, intricate, highly detailed, phenomenally written, and mesmerizing. It's a page turner (or a page clicker, since this is a website) that will have you captivated from chapter 1. And there's some excellent HitsuKarin thrown in for good measure!
Hitsugaya in America by Katty008 (not a romance)-So there's no romance, but this is the most creative and wonderful idea I have ever seen. It will have you rolling on the floor laughing as you follow the hilarious story of Hitsugaya's adoption by an American couple and his attempts to survive in an American school. I have read this story more than any other on this site. An instant classic.
Kurosaki Shindererra by AbaraiSuzuka HitsuKarin (finally I add a HitsuKarin to the list)-The love. The danger. The longing. This story has it all, from epic romance to epic battles. Fall in love all over again as you fangirl squeal your way though part I, and set your teeth on edge in part II. The best HitsuKarin story on this site. Period.
Swanheart by the1koolkitty AhiruFakir (A Princess Tutu fanfic, not a Bleach fic. My first non-Bleach fic on this list. Yay, I'm expanding! If you haven't watched Princess Tutu, you should. It is one the greatest animes I've ever seen)-Written in the same theme as the show, this magical tale takes you beyond the happily ever after to see what life is really like for Fakir, Ahiru, Mytho, and Rue. This story was written with so much love and dedication, it's impossible not to be sucked in as beloved characters battle their way through curses, magic, and ravens in a desperate attempt to avoid tragedy. Spoilerific (and probably incomprehensible) if you haven't seen the anime. It is worth watching Princess Tutu just to read this fic. Seriously.
Watch my Hitsu-centric AMVs! (because I really have no life).
Our lil Shiro-chan stars in Weird Al's "White and Nerdy" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXqsBnYIHWY
Hitsugaya roars-aka Hitsugaya vs. Gin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quRojlDODN8
Hitsugaya is CANDY! Watch his three favorite women duke it out over him. (Inspired by Alliriyan) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvq9vADU52c
HitsuKarin Goes Global!
Several of my stories have been translated into other languages, because those who don't speak English shouldn't be deprived of HitsuKarin. If anyone is interested in translating anything, just send me a PM.
"Toushiro is Going to Kill You" is now available in Spanish! It was translated by grayqueen and is available on her page as Toushiro va a matarte. Thanks grayqueen for helping spread the HitsuKarin community to non-English speakers.
"Hydrophobia" is now available in Portuguese! In an effort to continue to spread the HitsuKarin community to the rest of the world, Tori-Chan-Madrigal translated Hydrophobia into Portuguese and it is available on her page as Hidrofobia. Thanks Tori-Chan-Madrigal for all your hard work!
"On the Wrong Foot" is now available in Russian! It is being translated by Madam Frustie and she is posting it here: http :// archiveofourown . org/works/1651451/chapters/3501947 Thanks so much for translating my story! This is really cool :)