Author has written 7 stories for Pokémon, Gears of War, Super Smash Brothers, and League of Legends.
Hello! I'm an Aspergic, I appreciate the fit and full-figured fighting females who can hurl people across arenas above all others, I am talkative to a fault when I've warmed up to somebody, and never ask me to drop my 'sir's and 'ma'am's!
Ah, forgive the unnecessary rant to an uncaring and confused visitor. You may call me Aaron should you be those of the outgoing type, but most of you will know me as Shaw Fujikawa. Welcome to my profile. =)
So, who is this pretentious person who speaks in such formal tones? I am a twenty-eight-year-old gentlemen from London, as well as a perfectionist, altruist, and fellow fanfiction writer. My first venture into this creative world came some seven years ago, where I was doing some random Pokemon searches looking for some pretty artwork, and needless to say the site had captured my attention within days. I ended up making my account a little later to try and give some praise to the glorious best stories and helpful critique to those that might, just might, someday grow into something amazing, as my initial name was chosen for (some of those do indeed continue to flourish to this day, but I admit my own participation in these stories is tenuous at best. Alas, childhood dreams!).
Of course, I wanted to write my own little fics as well, but though I might have dozens of stories I'll make up in my head at any one time, I never considered it something that I would get deep into. Writing for me is a hobby, and at the same time it's a chance to give other people something to smile and laugh over. I'm at my happiest knowing I've just brightened someone's day.
The main thing to know about my reviews is that they are usually filled with critique that is blunt and to-the-point. Very often, exceedingly so. I'm not a guy who sugarcoats his words and I'm rarely given to blind praise. Why do I enjoy it? What do I feel was poorly done? How do I feel it would have made more sense going? If there's something I dislike in your story or something I feel is inappropriate, I'll tell it to you outright. Never think I'm deliberately trying to upset you when I do this - I'm merely of the opinion that the road to improvement should not be paved with shortcuts!
In the past, my reviewing might have made more light of grammatical mistakes and exhaustively pointed these out so that one might avoid them in later chapters, but meuy view on stories and writing style has changed in the intervening years. These days, I tend to place greater emphasis on strong, compelling characters, a faithful portrayal of any canon characters you have and a diegesis that fulfils a logical progression and possesses an interesting premise. They way I point these out often tends to be gradual instead of exhaustive and often focuses more on core problems that encourages the author to find their own way of working around it rather than pointing out trivial mistakes that might be hard to apply for every situation. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime, so why not apply it to fanfic writing too? =)
Finally, I'm quite picky about who and what I favourite on this site. It needs to be well-written, and it's on a subject I like well, and is highly original. Such is a mark of a creative author, I always say! Favving an author is even tighter - I have to enjoy a majority of your stories, and have talked to you via some medium a fair amount. Consider it a compliment from me if I favourite you or your story, but don't let that fool you - to me you'll need to uphold that favourite to stay on my list. I sound like I'm overrating myself, it occurs to me, but know this - I don't believe a favourite should mean you have any sort of obligation or duty towards me. If I've favourited you, I know that you can do it already.
"Ah, I am a genius!" 343 Guilty Spark, Halo.
"Do stop." 343 Guilty Spark, Halo.
"Don't be ridiculous." 343 Guilty Spark, Halo.
"If it hurts, it works." Marine idiom, the Halo 2 strategy guide.
"Take my advice, Rookie. You ever get a girlfriend - make sure she's got balls." Edward Buck, Halo 3: ODST.
"We're no longer relatives. Go away." Carmen Cortez, Spy Kids.
"Hold on to yer' butts." Mr. Arnold, Jurassic Park.
"What... arrrrr... ye' doing?" Barbossa, Pirates of the Caribbean.
"Well, that's just maddeningly unhelpful." (Captain) Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean.
"I blame you." The saltier food package from an ad.
"Really?" Vincent Weatherfoot Pain, Smashtasm.
"I'm gonna' put my foot... in your BUTT! IS THAT CLEAR, DUMMY?!" Vincent Weatherfoot Pain, Smashtasm.
"Oh, hi guys! How's everyone doing today?" Eyeball 3000, Red Vs. Blue DIY.
"You're all idiots." The bartender, a nerd joke.
"This is madness!" Elizabeth Swann/Unfortunate Persian Messenger.
"The time is... very late!" The town crier from Fable 2.
"Nyes." Professor Rowan, Pokemon.
"Fine, be a jerk!" Sid, Ice Age.
"Oh, the triumphant returns..." Manfred, Ice Age.
"... shut me down." C-3PO, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.
"What did you do wrong this time?" Randall, Monsters. Inc.
"My name's Cyborg, not Miracle Worker." Cyborg, Injustice: Gods Among Us.
"Okay." Master Chief, Master Chief: War.
"You..." *takes breath from inhaler* "... are a asshole." Asthmatic woman, iRobot.
"I dare to assume you ignorant jackasses know that space is empty!" Dreadnought Officer, Mass Effect.
"Yeah, yeah, I knew that!" (he didn't, of course.) Daffy Duck, Space Jam.
"What do you want?" King Koopa, the Mario Bros. TV Show.
"Heeey, whassa' matter wif you?!" Random driver, The Simpsons: Hit and Run.
"So few cards! I laugh at you! Ha ha." The Comic Book Guy, the Simpsons: Hit and Run.
"DON'T TALK TO ME ABOUT CLASSIFIED, A'IGHT?!" Mr. Simmons, Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen.
"LOSERS! Move on!" The tornado chaser van driver, Twister.
"Hey, Sykes! My brother-from-another-mother!" Oscar, Shark Tale.
"Oh, grand..." Wallace, Wallace & Gromit.
"Oh, that's champion, that is!" Wallace, Wallace and Gromit.
"Aw, man, that ain't right!" Frozone, The Incredibles.
"Ahhh... intoxicating!" Dr. Thrax, Command & Conquer Generals.
"Those must have been KILLSTEALS! ... mother fucker." Stonewall008, Team Battle Cho'Gath 3.
"Could you shoot me with [your crazy bow]?" Direwolf20.
"Woaahhhh... magnificent!" Benito, Blinx, The Time Sweeper: Masters of Time & Space.
"Girls, girls, you're both pretty! Can I go home now?" Roxanne, Megamind.
"Someone my age... imbecille." Ezio Auditore, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.
"Disgusting." Megatron, Transformers.
"I KNOW! You know, I know, I got it, I got the concept." Hades, Hercules.
"Get off my bus." Bus driver, Borderlands.
"I'm gonna count to five." Agent Simmons.
"Before we get started... does anyone want to get out?" Captain America, The Winter Soldier.
"You dolt!" Lucifer, Dante's Inferno.
"All living things, kneel before your master." Metal Sonic, Sonic Heroes.
"Yes! Bring forth more servants of the dark gods!" Chaos Undivided, Dawn of War II.
"A hostile sorcerer must now explain his failings to Tzeentch." Chaos Undivided, Dawn of War II.
"This is not your grave... but you are welcome in it." The Gravemind, Halo.
"A hero need not speak. When he is gone, the world will speak for him." Believe, Halo.
"Your forefathers wisely set aside their compassion; steeled themselves for what needed to be done. I see now why they left you behind: you were weak, and gods must be strong." The Prophet of Truth, Halo.
"You humans sought the Didact... you will have him." Ur-Didact, Halo.
"Until you find your reason to fight, we will call you by the chain that binds you." Udyr, A Blade Reforged.
"What happens if that one man’s intentions become corrupt?" Reginald Ashram.
"When bisected, neither half grows back." Vel'Koz, League of Legends.
"A precise manner of speaking is not a liability." Aburame Shino, Team 8.
"I know things about you that you would probably prefer that I keep to myself. Please extend to your teammates the same courtesy." Kurenai Yuhi, Team 8.
"Being the moral victor doesn't mean anything in the long run if you're dead." Oblivion's Shadow, Brave New World.
"May the world forget you ever lived." The last Kusagari, Red Steel 2.
"Words describing it fail. Pages relating it shrivel. Tales recounting it end." Nemesis of Reason, Magic: The Gathering.
"If you love these people so much... you can mourn for them!" General Zod, Man of Steel.
"Make no mistake; war is coming... with all its glory... and all its horror." Emperor Arcturus Mengsk, Starcraft II.
"In a real battle against the Titans, it is unnecessary for the commander to throw the match." Unknown Garrison soldier, Attack on Titan.
"Quite a mismatch." Superman, Injustice: Gods Among Us.
"Got no chance, Ollie." Green Lantern, Injustice: Gods Among Us.
"Even glimpsing fate is terrifying." Doctor Fate, Injustice, Gods Among Us 2.
"In the event of an unsuccessful Action 10-Israfil-B, no further action will be necessary. [DATA EXPUNGED]" SCP-579, SCP Foundation.
"Death had to take him sleeping, for if he had been awake, there would surely have been a fight." Thomas Marshall.
"You want to be with your gods? I will send you to them." Captain Titus, Space Marine.
"You say you are protecting Rome! Who will protect you from me?" Marius Titus, Ryse: Son of Rome.
"We get dirty, and the world stays clean. That's the mission." Captain Price, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
"Is it meaningless to apologise?"
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be discovered." A fortune cookie.
"I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening. Most people never listen." Ernest Hemingway.
"We build too many walls and not enough bridges." Isaac Newton.
"Any person who has never made a mistake in life has never tried anything new." Albert Einstein.
"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions." Naguib Mahfouz.
"Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest." Mark Twain.
"Pain is temporary. Failure lasts forever." Lance Armstrong.
"No-one made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little." Edmunde Burke.
"It is a funny thing about life - if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it." Unknown.
"The best and fastest way to win is to watch and imitate a champion." Jean-Claude Killy.
"You may lose your faith in us, but never in yourself." Optimus Prime, Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
"Authority without freedom is tyranny. Freedom without authority is anarchy." The Doctrine of Freedom.
"To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable." Barry Goldwater.
"But you wander off every chance you get looking for stories. What about your story?"
"The average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so." Anton Ego, Ratatouille.
"Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, and the impression you leave others with becomes your trademark." Jay Danzie.
"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." Martin Luther King.
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” Bernard M. Baruch.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou.
“Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.” Richard Adams, Watership Down.
Taking her Toll (completed):
Girl Time (completed):
The Forge of the Gods (completed):
Green as Grass (completed):
Glitchy Chronicles (discontinued):
And that's that. What shall you do now?