Author has written 5 stories for Eyeshield 21, Bleach, Saiyuki, and Trigun.
Fanart for Definitely Different:
Anime/manga I'm familiar with:
I'm a huge OC fan. Sure, I support canon character pairings, too, but when it comes to actually reading about them, I'd prefer OC.
Friendly advice/pet-peeves commonly found in fanfictions:
2. Conventions. They teach this in school, do use it. You can have the best damn ideas, plot-line, story, etc. in the world, but if you can't write well nobody will understand what's going on. Conventions includes spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. And yes, it really does matter; people that are looking for stories to read judge partially off of how well it's written; poor conventions implies that the author didn't put any thought or effort into the writing and pretty much just throw up on the page and decided to show it to the world.
3. Don't publish anything if you're gonna be a sensitive crybaby. The reviews aren't JUST for people to gush things like "Omg that was awesome!" and "Ur a awesome writer!" Believe it or not, reviews are for constructive feedback on an author's stories that is meant to help. SO, if you get someone who points out that, hey, spell-check might be something to invest in, or that your writing is unorganized and hard to follow, don't pitch a fit and send them a PM b*ing at them about how you can't please everyone and that they complain too much or something. First of all, it's rude on YOUR part; they were trying to help, and as much as it may suck to realize, you're not perfect. Second, it's immature. If you don't understand why the person said it, ask them to clarify what they're talking about.
4. Keep your story summariesrelevant. Don't include pointless crap such as "this is my first ever fanfic, please R&R!", "I suck at summaries, just read it" or anything like that. Seriously, I see a lot of stories that have one sentence written in the summary box, and almost always that sentence is one of the two listed above. Honestly, readers don't give a rip how many other stories you've written; we want to know if it's worth our time to try one out. Give as much pertinent, STORY-RELATED information as you can in the summary. If there is going to be a pairing, you might want to include that info.
5. Make sure the characters you tag are the right ones.For example, if you're doing a Fairy Tail fanfic with a Grey/OC pairing, you probably shouldn't tag any other characters. Reason being, when scanning through butt-tons of stories, a lot of people aren't going to read every single summary, so they're going to look at the following: Title, genre, and characters. Tagging two characters in a story that has a pairing (the normally have "Romance" as one of their genre tags) implies that the pairing is going to be between two cannon characters. So, in this case, keep the character tag to just "Grey Fullblaster".
6. Keep it to one language as a general rule. Simply put, don't write a dialogue between two characters in mostly English and then randomly switch to, say, Japanese or something. If your character is native to Japan, us English readers all assume that they're speaking Japanese; making half of the dialogue non-understandable doesn't really make it sound cool, it's just a pain in the ass to read and will likely cause readers to move on to another story if they're having to translate a large portion of the story.
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