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September 20th, 2009 -

I don't know where to begin. According to the previous iteration of this bio, I haven't touched FFnet since August 31, 2006 - perhaps not so long ago in the grand scheme of things, to those who have passed that cultural milestone we call "adulthood" - but quite a far distance for me. Young people, as they grow and move, go through a number of formative changes in relatively quick succession, and I am no exception to that rule.

Having said that, on occasion I miss what time has cut off and replaced. I and those who patrolled that paradise of literature, the Dragon Ball Z/Sailor Moon section, forged a unique bond - the likes of which I have seldom seen since then. We met in cyberspace in the lists of stories and pages of reviews, united by common interests and perceptions; we enabled and further strengthened our friendships through AIM; and we certainly set out on a mission with a vengeance. At what I then perceived (egotistically) was the core of our movement, Born4Glory and I had a grand vision to reshape the literary landscape of our domain. With relentless vigor, we combed the DBZ/SM front page list like a pair of Orwellian thought police, besieging through reviews the fanfics we deemed unworthy of the light of day. I remained a writer to a certain extent - my partner never was and never did have any special urge to move in that direction. Others helped us, some by raising the creative bar by publishing their work, and some by similarly taking up the task of criticism. At its apex, the phenomenon provided more than one full day of visceral thrills, along with the special knowledge that I was actually changing something by hammering at my keyboard. The section took on a special presence, like a town stocked with all sorts of characters - fighting, collaborating, theorizing, enjoying the exchange of ideas and the creation of new realms. All this preceded even the very first smidgens of the current community system (the features of which I have yet to sort out).

What I missed at the time was a simple fact: I was aware that we were in many ways a band of literary pirates, but piracy begats infamy, which I remained oblivious to until further down the road. Months after the elite community (elite was a nice word in those days - and strangely, nobody labeled us elitist) finished up what was to be its last major push, on the battleground of an atrocious crossover spawned by an author as stubborn and obstinate as we were, I joined the Godawful FanFiction forum and was promptly surprised that at least one of the members enjoyed reading my salvos up until the "battle" was concluded. Everything was said and done at that point, of course, so I could hardly do anything but look back. I found I didn't like what hindsight revealed as time went on.

We were often right in a purely factual sense (it doesn't take particularly much, as the quality of fanfiction shall ever obey Sturgeon's Law), but we were often uncaring, apathetic, cruelly oblivious to the literary age of those we criticized, and downright vicious. In this manner we embraced a universal ethos of the Internet: the tendency to become less understanding and less tolerant of the incoherent flailing that new people (in whatever organization) often produce. As time pushed my experience here farther and farther back, I almost recoiled at the heights of insensitivity when I revisited my old correspondence. Call it a variance of natural selection - those who last longer are the fitter. As it is understood in biology, fitness is defined as the relative ability of an organism to reproduce. On the internet, fitness is often measured as the relative ability to crush one's opposition. We certainly were good in that way - arguing - and by the time our group had largely disbanded, there were not many terrible fanfics left in our section. But we had inflamed more than a few along the way. It was easier to dismiss those who were furious. Yet, even a short time afterward I felt guilty for those who were hurt. I know what that's like, and it's not something that should happen to anyone in a just world. There is the inescapable conclusion that all of it was wrong.

In short, there were the pros and cons, the benefits and drawbacks, the highs and lows - but the experience was distinct from many others in that the lows wounded a number of people, at least for a short time.

I'm still sorting it out - what kind of demeanor is ethical and fair in internet conversation. Generally speaking, I'll give back what people dish out, but there are exceptions where the more honorable thing to do is to hold the fire in. What's clear is that it is often better to err on the side of caution. This leads me to revise my profile here. Partly because of what I have learned from looking back, and partly because I have evolved as a writer and do not feel that the incongruity of new endeavors and works spawned in storyteller's infancy is particularly beneficial, I will be deleting most, if not all, of my current works. Copies of the stories and the reviews they attracted will be saved personally, as I do not want to lose them forever, but it is time to clean up my formative mess, and the update left here will be a monument to what once was.

If anybody who I once worked with on FFnet is reading this, I hope you found my account at least somewhat interesting, and you should drop me a line. As you might be able to tell, I have more than a little bit of sentiment left. :)

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Guardian by Black Dragon6 reviews
Ranma leaves Nerima and joins a special police force. Special in that it's made up of psychos, fools, and nymphomaniacs all charged with protecting Tokyo from the supernatural and terrorist forces that plague its streets.
Ranma - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 29 - Words: 455,231 - Reviews: 811 - Favs: 1,007 - Follows: 564 - Updated: 5/3/2012 - Published: 4/14/2002
Wildfire by Ketheria reviews
AU Ranma Saotome fell into the Nyaniichuan... or did he? This story assumes he did not. Updated Prologue, Chapters 1 to 6 & Interlude. Added Chapter 7
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 61,224 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 130 - Updated: 7/16/2007 - Published: 8/22/2001 - Ranma
DragonBall Z meets Ranma One Half by RBL-M1A2Tanker reviews
A revision of a story by Trooper1023. Goten and Trunks are sent to Ranma's world, while strange things happen in their world. Who knows what'll happen next? WIP. Chapter 21 Up!
Anime X-overs - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 93,885 - Reviews: 151 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 6/6/2007 - Published: 3/11/2002
Only In Your Eyes Am I Worthy by Lucythebeast reviews
An AU fic, starts before Rei blows up her Eva to save Shinji. Primarily a Shinji Rei romance and lemon. Ongoing
Evangelion - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 248,717 - Reviews: 628 - Favs: 431 - Follows: 237 - Updated: 11/28/2006 - Published: 9/10/2002 - Rei A., Shinji I.
Elves, Hobbits, & MarySues, Oh My! by Paige Darke reviews
COMPLETE! A teenage girl is dropped into Middle-Earth. She finds herself the prisoner of a pair of Mary-Sues, with a complete lack of modern conveniences, reading material in ENGLISH, and everything she knows. And she most DEFINITELY does NOT want to be t
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 56 - Words: 97,570 - Reviews: 684 - Favs: 469 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 1/29/2005 - Published: 8/3/2003 - Complete
Unity by Twinsnake Coatl reviews
The Outer senshi take a holiday in New York, where they meet the X-Men. With them, they learn that some threats, come from within ourselves.
Sailor Moon X-overs - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 74,338 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/30/2004 - Published: 4/16/2002
Ten by Ranma E reviews
Ranma Saotome is the sole living heir to the Saotome school of martial arts. Living the life of a nomad, she wanders from town to town; seeking answers to questions she does not know how to ask, wielding a power she cannot fully understand.
Ranma - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 21 - Words: 210,690 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 6/24/2004 - Published: 11/5/2002
Dark Side of the Moon by FireDragon1 reviews
Vegeta has been having dreams of a strange girl. Who is she? and why does she want him to help her kill the Sailor Senshi? Raiting for language. Final Chapter up!
Dragon Ball Z/Sailor Moon - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 17,954 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/11/2003 - Published: 1/14/2002 - Complete
Moonstruck by Niamh is searching for a muse reviews
Sometimes courage is not measured in battles or sorrow in death or pain in losses, sometimes strength isn't measured in blood. Not your typical story...I promise.
Dragon Ball Z/Sailor Moon - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 19,783 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/25/2003 - Published: 5/17/2003
Saiyan No Baka by CRose reviews
Ranma is sent to another world by Urd, but when he returns all hell breaks loose as he bumps heads with the Scouts, old enemies, and his father.
Crossover - Dragon Ball Z & Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 56,255 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 130 - Updated: 5/8/2003 - Published: 5/26/2002
Ace Ventura: When Charlotte Calls by burgerbecky reviews
Azusa Shiratori's pet pig, Charlotte, has gone missing. It's up to Ace Ventura: Pet Detective to bring back her wayward piggy.
Ranma - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,622 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/20/2003 - Published: 1/19/2003 - Ranma, Ryoga - Complete
Dreams of Destiny by hitobashira reviews
Ranma/SM x-over Ranma returns to Tokyo with a heavy heart after the events at Jusenkyo. All he wants is to find his way home, but that's more complicated than he thinks
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 25,370 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 12/30/2002 - Published: 5/1/2002
New Life by Okami gin reviews
Love HinaXRanma. I suck at summaries. So just R&R
Ranma - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 16,963 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 11/18/2002 - Published: 10/26/2002
Queen of Pigs by Eimii reviews
Strange things are once again afoot in the mountains of China... Of course, they wouldn't be afoot the stupid bus driver hadn't let them off hundreds of miles from where they wanted to be. Just a short walk? Hah! Like I haven't heard that one before...
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 29,189 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/10/2002 - Published: 9/16/2002
Wild Horses and Rabbits Don't Mix by Joe Fenton reviews
A Ranma/Sailor Moon X-over. Ranma and Genma are tossed out of Nerima. Good thing Genma has those other 'arrangements.'
Crossover - Sailor Moon & Ranma - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 28,197 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 7/29/2002 - Published: 3/4/2002
Growing Up The Half Way by Joe Fenton reviews
Genma and Ranma go to China early. How will Ranma deal with being cursed at six?
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 36,422 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 245 - Follows: 222 - Updated: 7/29/2002 - Published: 3/4/2002
The Masters of the Art by WhiteIckyThing reviews
An challenge agreement between two families goes a bit awry... *Update* Ryoga's thoughts on Ranma, and a little light sparring...
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 23,377 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/29/2002 - Published: 2/5/2002
Run Away by Gray reviews
Ranma's a ronin, and as he travels across Japan, he happens to meet a mysterious girl who just happens to share the name of someone he knew, and she seems to have lost her family name as well... A Ranma and Dead or Alive crossover.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 14,111 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 4/6/2002 - Published: 2/4/2002
Story 06: Gundam Wing & Evangelion: Evangundam by Turles reviews
The Evangelions have come into the company of Preventer, but Preventer has been accused of crimes that they didnt commit. Now the Preventers must seek refuge as well as try to find out who framed them. Can they find out who and can the Evangelions help?
Gundam Wing/AC - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 10 - Words: 43,934 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/11/2002 - Published: 3/10/2002
Power by intrasonic reviews
Just your basic Ranma & Fiancee fanfic, focusing on Akane and Shampoo. But hey, at least it's finished, right? [Complete]
Ranma - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 63,903 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 24 - Published: 3/5/2002 - Complete
Rage by ashez2ashes reviews
COMPLETE! Cowritten with AsheRhyder. WolverineRanma crossover. Ryoga finally makes it back to junsekyo...and jumps into the wrong spring. They really should repaint those signs...
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 49,284 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/15/2001 - Published: 11/3/2000 - Ryoga - Complete
A Tainted Soul by Bambi Star reviews
Ranma Xover: After conflict within the Sailor Senshi team, and the deaths of her parents and their killers' blood on her hands. Usagi and Shingo flees to their new home and family, the Tendos. With her soul tainted, only those closest to her can help.
Sailor Moon X-overs - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,331 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 12 - Published: 2/3/2001
Tenchi and Ranma, Together Forever!? by T.H. Tiger reviews
What if during the first trip to Jusenkyo, Ranma was locked in his cursed form? Since the agreement between the Tendo's could no longer be fullfilled, Genma remembers another promise he made years ago to one Noboyuki Masaki to engage any daughter he had t
Anime X-overs - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 157,283 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 140 - Follows: 71 - Published: 7/15/2000