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Joined 01-09-02, id: 152035
Author has written 13 stories for Serial Experiments Lain, Jhonen Vasquez, Naruto, Sandman, Hikaru no Go, and Death Note.

Now that I'm in college, all my fics will have pretentious-cool titles. Get used to it.

I've been reading Naruto like crazy lately, and am planning to write shorts and drabbles for weird pairings.

Seriously, quit bugging me for sequels. I am so tired of it. I really would prefer some constructive criticisms or something like that. Please.

Some Advice for Aspiring Fanficcers

Some of these apply exclusively to anime shonen-ai fics, which is write I write, for the most part, though some, like #2, are universal. Follow these simple guidelines and you might just grow up to be a kickass writer like me.

1. DO NOT use the word "musing" or any variation thereof. Especially not in a title. It's overdone. It's boring. Stop it. If you must use it, limit yourself to once per fic.

2. Spell-check and correct your grammar. Just do it. It makes everyone happy.

3. DO NOT try to use Japanese in your anime fanfics. Seriously. We know thateven though you write inEnglish, they speak in Japanese.An occaisional 'ne' here and there is ok, as are name suffixes (-chan, -kun, etc.),but don't overdo it.

4. DO NOT pester writers for sequels when a story clearly has the words "one-shot" in the summary. One shot means one chapter only.That's why it's called a One-shot. If I wanted to write a sequel, I would have called it a two-shot.

5. Be original. Everyone does the "confession scenes" and there are certain premises that are used over and over and over again. Though they can be done very well, and confession scenes especially you should try to avoid them, unless you have some great twist to it. One very common example is "Character A gets sick and Character B has to help A get better. Romance ensues." It's overdone.

6. DO NOT attempt to add lots of Japanese cultural stuff into your fics. You will confuse readers who have no idea what you're talking about, and annoy those of us who have actually been there with your inaccuracies. Also, how much do you really know about the culture? Stuff you pick up from watching anime? You either look stupid or annoying. Try not to do this too much. However, keep in mind that it is sometimes ok and even necessary. See number 7...

7. DO NOT, if you are an anime fiction writer, attempt to apply Western culture to yourJapanese people, unless they are traveling to America. For example, your protagonist happensto be listening to your favorite song on the radio; or he goes to Target to buy something. It is very strange.Although Japan is becoming increasingly Westernized (your characters can actually hang out ata 7-11, those are actually very popular over there), don't assume that your favorite Death Cab for Cutie song is a massive hit there.

8. Quit trying to be clever with disclaimers. Just stick with the standard "I do not own these charaters" and be done with it. No more of this "Hisoka and Tsuzuki aren't mine, but I promise to put them back when I'm done with them. Oh how I wish to glomp them.", etc. It's annoying.

9. What the hell is up with these "Vote for which couple you want me to write in!" messages at the end? Are you really that indecisive? Or just fishing for comments? All of here at ff.net are insatiable comment-whores, but you don't need to try to be sneaky about it. And make up your own damn mind. A simple "Please review" will suffice.

10. Please stop the "Of _ and _" fic and chapter titles. You all know what I mean - "Of Devils and Candy bars", "Of Cherry-Blossoms and Bananas", etc. It's like using the word "musing" too much. Stop doing this altogether.

11. Pay attention to your English teacher. Do your English homework too. Not only will you become a better writer, your good grades will get you into college, where you can slack off and write fanfiction all the time.

12. Read books. I mean real books, not 50-chapter long fanfictions. Reading helps you learn to spell and use proper grammar. I may not remember what a prepositional phrase or an intransitive verb is, but I know what sounds right and what doesn't. It's good for you, I promise.

Don't even try to disagree with me. I'm rad and you know it.

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Blind Descent by Shikami Yamino reviews
Some fall fast and hard... others simply descend without even realising it. Mainly AkiHika:HikaAki with a bit of SumiWaya. [Part 13 of 15]
Hikaru no Go - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 40,741 - Reviews: 467 - Favs: 381 - Follows: 286 - Updated: 10/10/2006 - Published: 5/9/2003
Asking for Directions by Adrian Tullberg reviews
Short crossover. Enjoy.
House, M.D. - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 718 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 10 - Published: 9/13/2006 - G. House - Complete
Opposable Thumbs by Luc Court reviews
[Death Note]. A short, Raitocentric, set during L's time at school. Raito tries to figure out the nature of L's intelligence.
Death Note - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,276 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/21/2004 - Complete
Underestimation by Ailetoile reviews
There's more to Naruto than meets the eye... Or the ears. Slight SasuNaru pairing. COMPLETE
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 29,354 - Reviews: 206 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 10/28/2003 - Published: 10/8/2003 - Complete
Hot Chocolate and Thunderstorms by Kae Ti reviews
PG for SHOUNEN AI. It's 3x4, which is nuts, cause I don't even support 3x4 (although it's rampantly blatant). Fluff, sap, little-to-no plot. Enjoy!
Gundam Wing/AC - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,264 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/9/2002
Tenkuu no Ryuugekitai by Gatti reviews
The Epilogue has been added. Thank you all for your continued patience throughout the creation of this story.
Escaflowne - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 77,598 - Reviews: 357 - Favs: 21 - Updated: 6/1/2002 - Published: 12/19/2000
Good Surprises by Ashura reviews
3+4 sap fix. Quatre and Trowa go for ice cream, and discuss the future.
Gundam Wing/AC - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,274 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/25/2002
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The Sick Day reviews
Hikaru gets sick, but Akira mysteriously fails to show up at his house. AkiHika flavored parody.
Hikaru no Go - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,066 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/31/2006 - Complete
Call Me Akira reviews
Touya isn’t the only Akira. Hikaru acts accordingly. Vaguely fluffy shonenai fun.
Hikaru no Go - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 350 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/26/2005
Ink reviews
Hikaru gets a tattoo. Light akihika shonenai drabble.
Hikaru no Go - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 453 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/18/2005
A Matter of Convenience reviews
In which Akira does a little flirting at the store. Mild AkiHika fun.
Hikaru no Go - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 531 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/15/2005
Sleepy Chains reviews
In which a tired Raito becomes rather suspicious of Ryuuzaki. Random little one-shot, LxRaito fun.
Death Note - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 443 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/24/2005 - Complete
Silence is Easy reviews
Akira makes the confession, but Hikaru doesn't know how to react. Angsty shonen-ai one shot. Hikaru's POV.
Hikaru no Go - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 935 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/16/2005 - Complete
Delirium reviews
As the title implies, a poem about Delirium.
Sandman - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 50 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/5/2004
Windows of the Soul reviews
Some say you can see a person’s emotions in their eyes. Random NejiSasu 100-word drabble.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/23/2003
Fragile reviews
Naruto gets a late night visitor. SasuNaru, shonen-ai, fluff of cotton-candy consistency. angst, angst, and a new chapter.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,727 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/23/2003 - Published: 8/30/2003
Almost reviews
Companion fic to ‘Maybe’, but you don’t need to read it to get this one. Sasuke considers what he’s leaving behind. Chapter 181 spoilers, and ever so slight SasuNaru shonen-ai.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 789 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 8/29/2003
Maybe reviews
spoilers Naruto’s thoughts after Sasuke leaves. PG-13 for swearing and some shonen-ai.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 855 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 8/24/2003
Nailbunny Speaks reviews
A stupid poem that roaches carried out of my head and made me type. It's from Nailbunny's POV. I like reviews.
Jhonen Vasquez - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 54 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/27/2002
What is Lain? reviews
What is it that goes through Lain's head, anyway?
Serial Experiments Lain - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 187 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 2/24/2002
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