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Joined 09-08-08, id: 1688879, Profile Updated: 08-12-14
Author has written 5 stories for Eyeshield 21, Bleach, Saiyuki, and Trigun.

Gender: Female

Age: 22

Fanart for Definitely Different:

Kuray999
http:/ju-z.deviantart.com/art/Rai-Arakaki-coloured-254196507
http:/ju-z.deviantart.com/art/Rai-Arakaki-253422415

ghosthoundfangirl
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Anime/manga I'm familiar with:
Gintama, Black Butler, Naruto, Fairy Tail, Bleach (up 'til Aizen is defeated), Eyeshield 21, YuYu Hakusho, Kamisama Hajimemashita, Fruits Basket, Blue Exorcist (anime ending SUCKED), Inuyasha, FMA, Avatar: The Last Airbender, One Piece. Probably forgot some, will add more if I remember.

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.

I am a beta reader and have a beta profile.

Friendly advice/pet-peeves (for me) commonly found in fanfictions:
1. Make sure you're consistent in your writing style. If your story is written in past tense, make sure all the words you use are in past tense, unless it's dialogue or something. Same goes for present-tense, and POV.

2. Conventions. They teach this in school, 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 threw 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 summaries relevant 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 and half of it's stating that the author sucks at summaries. 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. Also, a decent summary will encourage the potential reader to actually give your story a shot because it shows you actually tried.

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 (they 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. I read a Rorouni Kenshin story that was great, except for the fact that the author would suddenly have a whole sentence or two of Japanese dialogue, and it just doesn't work well. Yeah, it's cool if you're studying a second language, kudos to you and all that, but don't try to sounds smart by slapping it in random places in the story.
The only exception to this would be if, for example, an American character is listening to a conversation in Japanese and you want the reader to get more perspective on how that character is feeling in not understanding any of it.

7. Avoid repetitive sentence beginnings. If you're writing the character in first person, don't start every sentence "I". Example:

I walked outside and looked around. I didn't really see anything unusual, but something just didn't feel right. I walked a few steps away from the door. I was getting more and more nervous with each passing second. I...

See how it gets really old, really fast? Try switching things up.
I walked outside and looked around. Nothing really seemed out of place or unusual, but something just didn't feel quite right. Walking a few steps away from the door, I started getting more and more nervous with each passing second

This same rule applies if you're writing in third person or second person as well.

8. Wtf is the point in OCxOC pairings? Seriously, I don't really get it.


Tips on Finding Good Fanfiction

'Cause I'm super picky about what I read. XD

1. Know what you're looking for. There are tons of anime/manga out there with literally tens of thousands of fanfictions written about them, so using this sites filters is a really good idea. As an example, this is how I go about it:

  • Select the "All" option under ratings. This eliminates the possibility of missing out on a good story because it didn't fall under the default rating setting. Generally speaking, I've noticed that the "M" rated ones tend to be better written, with more detail, character development, and stuff like that, but some people just don't like the profane language or gory details that may come with that. It's rare for me to find a story in the "K" rating that I think is good.
  • Select the language you want it in. This just reduces the number of stories you have to look through, sometimes by a lot and sometimes not quite as much.
  • Use the character tag filter sparingly. I usually select one or two at max. This allows you to narrow down your search, but of you're too specific you'll miss a lot since some people don't use a bunch of tags.
  • 2. Pay attention to the number of chapters there are in relation to the word count. I aim for a 1,000 words per chapter minimum average. Generally, the fewer words there are, the less detailed and thought out the chapter, and consequently the whole story, is.

    3. Note the number of followers to the story. This is something I just started paying attention to rather recently, but a higher number of followers per chapter is another sign that the story is a good one. Nobody follows stories they don't like.

    4. Look for stories with ACTUAL summaries. Sure, the character tags can be important, but checking out every story that has your favorite character in it can take a lot of time. Summaries can/should tell you a lot about the author's writing style just as much as it should about the story. A lot of the time, stories with one-liner summaries aren't all that great. However, I often refer to tips 2 and 3 with these, just to make sure, because every once in a while it's a good story with an author that really just doesn't know how to summarize it in the word limit.


    Commonly used acronyms and other terms for Fanfiction

    Because there's a bunch of them out there.

    AU:

    "Alternate Universe" - This means that something usually pretty major about the original plot and/or setting that the fanfiction is based on has been altered. For example, a Naruto fanfic with a modern day high school setting would be AU.

    CC: "Canon Character" - A canon character is one that comes from the original reference material that the fanfic is based on. For example, in a Supernatural fic, Dean Winchester would be a CC.

    OC: "Original Character" - An original character is one that the author has made up themselves and inserted into the fanfiction.

    OOC: "Out Of Character" - This is almost always in relation to canon characters, and means that the authors depiction of them may not seem to accuratelt represent how the character would normally act.

    Mpreg: "Male Pregnancy" - Exactly what it sounds like. I don't read these myself, but I've noticed this is often hand-in-hand with the yaoi tag.

    POV: "Point Of View" - This is the perspective the story is written in. First, second, or third person POV, or, alternatively, a certain character's perspective or POV.

    R&R: "Rate And Review" - Usually found in the authors' notes and sometimes in crappy summaries, this is the author asking people to rate their stories and leave them reviews.

    Crackfic: This usually means that is wildly off from just about everything the fanfic was based on. These normally have CC's that are very out of character, often times in an AU setting, and are also often meant to just be funny.

    Yaoi: Means the fanfic focuses on a male/male pairing.

    Yuri: Means the fanfic focuses on a female/female pairing. Seemingly not nearly as common as yaois.

    Lemon: Used in the summary, this term warns the reader of sexual content. Guaranteed to be an "M" rated story.

    Lime: Used in the summary, this term warns the reader of content that isn't quite as bad as a lemon. Limes can be "T" rated, whether it's just from characters being intimate (like kissing or snuggling) or a mentioning of sex without it actually being written in the scene.

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    Something Quite Peculiar by somethingquitepeculiar reviews
    As the moon cannot shine without the sun, the Guardians cannot thrive without the Muses. When the Muses are threatened by a dark entity hoping to harness their power, they must call upon the Guardians and their centuries-old alliance. Together they must learn more about this threat, and what can be done to stop it and keep the Guardians and Muses strong and alive. Eventual JackxOC
    Rise of the Guardians - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 63 - Words: 358,626 - Reviews: 402 - Favs: 223 - Follows: 267 - Updated: 2/23 - Published: 4/23/2013 - [Jack Frost, OC]
    Zoro and the Mask - Adventures on Beffi Island by duaba reviews
    The Straw Hats set off for the New World and they land on an island where pirates can walk freely without worrying about Navy involvement. It sounds too good to be true right? WRONG! IT SOUNDS LIKE FUN! But what happens when they meet a masked stranger, with strange ties to Luffy's past, that seems to really have it out for Zoro? (Zoro x OC AU) A/N: Unfolds like a OP story arc.
    One Piece - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 53 - Words: 73,857 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 2/15 - Published: 1/29 - Zoro, Shanks, Straw Hats P., OC - Complete
    Yellow Eyed Demon by Katharonie reviews
    Living in the grand line was always hard, always is and that is how it will always be. However, what happens when a nineteen year old girl who resembles the all mighty Dracule Mihawk starts to gain fame and attention? Is it for the best? Rated T for the usual One Piece things. (CURRENTLY EDITING)
    One Piece - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 137,836 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 214 - Follows: 216 - Updated: 2/10 - Published: 10/20/2012 - [Zoro, OC] Mihawk, Perona
    Nothing by EibonVirgo reviews
    Crafty. Curt. Dangerous. Genius. Ellie Jacobson is all of these things and more. Whether it's stealing all of Izaya Orihara's business, messing with kids in the Dollars' chatroom, or causing general trouble around the Ikebukuro area, she has her hands full. But for some reason, she leaves Shizuo Heiwajima alone. Why? Because he has done nothing wrong. Shizuo x OC. Slight Izaya x OC
    Durarara!!/デュラララ!! - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 183,699 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 12/20/2014 - Published: 12/11/2012 - Shizuo H. - Complete
    The Overseer by PieRulz reviews
    Her goal is simple, beat Izaya at his own game and keep Ikebukuro in one piece at the end of the day. Her only opposition is that her past has followed her and people are looking for Celty, though people isn't the word she'd use. It's all just a game afterall. Eventual IzayaxOC.
    Durarara!!/デュラララ!! - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 188,339 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 3/13/2014 - Published: 3/5/2012 - Izaya O., Shizuo H. - Complete
    Haunted By Love by DR.Peppergrl reviews
    She was a disease, contaminating him and crawling beneath his skin. She infected him without his knowledge and seeped into his icy veins. There was no cure. Nothing that would rid what she had caused to inflict this horrid pain in his frozen heart. She was haunting his head with her voice. She was haunting him. She was a ghost.
    Yu Yu Hakusho - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 53 - Words: 484,649 - Reviews: 962 - Favs: 345 - Follows: 333 - Updated: 2/13/2014 - Published: 1/30/2005 - [Hiei, OC]
    Bones by Elielephant reviews
    He saw her at Shabondy and found her interesting, so interesting that he wanted her on his crew. Thanks to her captain his chance went flying by. But now, he found her at the most unexpected of places and he won't let that chance slip past him again.
    One Piece - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 131 - Words: 690,230 - Reviews: 1328 - Favs: 462 - Follows: 359 - Updated: 11/17/2013 - Published: 9/10/2011 - T. Law - Complete
    Dark Flame by Copper Moon reviews
    Axel ALWAYS gets the icky jobs, so it's no surprise when he's sent by the organization to capture a girl with a unique gift. A gift that could help him find what he's been looking for. Update: Look forward to the upcoming sequel including Axel, Rikku, Roxas, Xion, Saix, Demyx, Xigbar, and all those other characters you love. Axel/OC
    Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 39 - Words: 149,728 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 7/30/2013 - Published: 5/8/2012 - Axel - Complete
    Fairy Tail Facebook by chibijaxie reviews
    Our favorite cast has a Facebook!
    Fairy Tail - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 9 - Words: 5,089 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 7/11/2013 - Published: 10/24/2011 - Lucy H., Natsu D.
    Vessel by MaskedAngel18 reviews
    She keeps her heart open for everyone. She is their comfort, but also their host. However the side effects are killing her in a sense. What will he do? What can he do? Can he save her? Or will he have no choice but to end her? She means everything to him.
    Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 53,130 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 2/2/2013 - Published: 10/19/2010 - Axel
    Kingdom Hearts Bonded Souls by K-chanLovesAnimeXD reviews
    Continuation of "Shattered Souls", Kyrie now accompanies Sora and his companions thanks to being blackmailed by Xemnas. Following the keyblade bearer on his journey, will she find a way to save Axel? And will she finally realize... Ax/OC, SorKai, others
    Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 80 - Words: 202,225 - Reviews: 509 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 3/28/2012 - Published: 11/10/2011 - Axel, Sora - Complete
    Au Fait by peterpauper reviews
    "It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul." Sequel to Alexithymia.
    Bleach - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 25 - Words: 109,364 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 2/7/2012 - Published: 6/4/2010 - Grimmjow J. - Complete
    Alexithymia by peterpauper reviews
    There's more to living than being alive. GrimmjowxOC
    Bleach - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 54,795 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 9/22/2011 - Published: 10/23/2009 - Grimmjow J. - Complete
    You Know You've Read Too Much E21 When by hollyivy7 reviews
    1. You suck at football and for some reason know what a blitz attack is. But yeah, you still suck at football. Het & Slash. FIRST COMPLETED STORY EVAH, SO REVIEW DAMMIT!
    Eyeshield 21 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,124 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/5/2010 - Published: 12/20/2009 - Hiruma Y., Sena K. - Complete
    Shattered Destiny by AmbieBambie85 reviews
    Wow...I'm SO bad at summaries... To put it simply, this is the story for Kohaku, my Bleach OC. For the best details, just start reading! Renji AbaraixOC, just so you know! NOW COMPLETE!
    Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 53,626 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/17/2009 - Published: 6/18/2009 - Renji A. - Complete
    Phoenix Rising by SleepingForce reviews
    Everyone thought Soukyoku was gone. It had been destroyed and would never be seen again. How very wrong they were. Hotarubi Kara is Third Officer of the 10th Squad, but her life is about to take a very drastic change. T for language, now completed!
    Bleach - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 25,810 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/16/2009 - Published: 3/28/2009 - Renji A. - Complete
    Zoro’s Directions by peroxidepest17 reviews
    Correct file now! Zoro gives directions.
    One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,098 - Reviews: 244 - Favs: 1,201 - Follows: 101 - Published: 3/24/2009 - Sanji, Luffy - Complete
    A Soft Touch To The Heart by WaterGlyph reviews
    Chichiri's heart is fragile…one that is not likely to be touched by the hands of a young woman from another world. Now that the story is over Chichiri and Tasuki search for a purpose…and soon find themselves embarking in another quest along with a girl.
    Fushigi Yuugi - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 61,662 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 8/20/2007 - Published: 12/28/2006 - Chichiri, Tasuki - Complete
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    Saika Takanada reviews
    After moving to Karakura with her mother, Saika meets some interesting characters and discovers she's not the only one that can see ghosts, an ability stemming from her dead father. But what other abilities might she have inherited at birth? IchigoxOC later
    Bleach - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,254 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 8/1/2013 - Published: 3/7/2012 - Ichigo K.
    Definitely Different reviews
    Rai Arakaki is the newest girl in town and is attending Deimon High. Will she manage to establish any positive relationships, or will there be a repeat of her painful past? HirumaxOC later
    Eyeshield 21 - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 35,299 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 2/29/2012 - Published: 2/21/2009 - Hiruma Y.
    Aero reviews
    A young woman makes her living as the notorious Moon Ghost. Inevitably she meets Vash. But there's much more to her than just a spunky free spirit, more than even she knows. Will she find out who she is? And what if she does? Possible VashxOC later.
    Trigun - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,312 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 1/1/2012 - Published: 7/13/2010 - Vash
    Howl at The Moon reviews
    The Sanzo party meets a strange girl, strange in that she was raised by wolves. When her family is slaughtered demons hired by the villagers, will she be able to find peace wih the rowdy bunch, or fall head-long into despair?
    Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 6,050 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 5/29/2010 - Published: 5/31/2009
    School Day reviews
    Ichigo" is having a bit of a rough day at school. You have to be relatively familiar with the anime or manga of Bleach to completely get this, but it's a funny short story.
    Bleach - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 627 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/2/2009 - Kon - Complete