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Author has written 20 stories for Tsubasa Chronicle, Bleach, Resident Evil, and Pokémon.
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#1 -- 6/10
The English Language is hilarious. You shouldn't be scared to laugh a little.
#2 -- 1/11
Sam-I-Am, I do not like green eggs and ham. Dr. Suess is my idol.
#3 -- 2/11
It's hard trying to update, but writers do it anyways...even if it sometimes takes a life time... Or longer, if you're me.
I love to debate pairings, it's fun, and I think it can help improve a story.
Life is what you make it.
Technically, all fan fiction is not canon. It's only canon if it is published by the owners of that product. Kudos.
I challenge you: Yes, you, the reader of my profile, to write a review if a story holds your attention longer than the first five chapters. Whether it's a review saying you disliked the story, or loved it, or that you stopped reading it at x chapter because it lost your attention because of y reason. Let the author know what they can improve on, or over all what you felt about the story. It could be as simple as "Good job" or "I didn't really like this" but simply get out there and do it!
I've been around FFnet since late 2005 (2008 on this account) and back in the day we had an unwritten code that if a story held your attention for a number of chapters or sometimes to the very end, even if you didn't review any chapter before then. No matter how old or young the story is, the reader left a review where they expressed what they liked, what they didn't or anything in between. How it made them feel.
Writing a story isn't about how many reviews you get; so if you don't want to review every chapter of a story that you enjoy, that's fine! You don't need to. (Author's appreciate it, and some of them even depend on feedback; but hopefully the author enjoys writing enough that they don't rely on reviews) But if a story you favorite or follow comes to an end (previously or presently), tell the author what you thought. Think of any stories you can remember, from any fandom you can relate to for how many years back, it doesn't matter: GO REVIEW! Let's bring back the support and start spreading a community of feedback and of improving each other! So,
I challenge you!
A guide to genre:
Adventure - Definition: where an exciting undertaking involving risk and physical danger forms the main story line.
Angst - Definition: Typically a fan fiction drama; angst is a transcendent emotion in that it combines the unbearable anguish of life with the hopes of overcoming this seemingly impossible situation. Without the important element of hope, then the emotion is anxiety, not angst. Angst denotes the constant struggle one has with the burdens of life that weighs on the dispossessed and not knowing when the salvation will appear.
Drama - Definition: The serious presentation of a story with settings or life situations that portray realistic characters in conflict with either themselves, others, or the forces of nature(plot). Drama shows human beings at their best, their worst, and everything in-between.
Humor - Definition: Is usually a work of fiction in which the writer seeks to amuse the reader, sometimes with subtlety and as part of a carefully woven narrative, some times above all other considerations.
Hurt/Comfort - Definition: Specifically a fan fiction genre that involves the physical pain or emotional distress of one character, who is cared for by another character. The injury, sickness or other kind of hurt allows an exploration of the characters and their relationship.
Mystery - Definition: Primarily 'crime novels', or detective investigations. Also the practice of having one overlaying, unanswered question as key narrative in the plot.
Romance - Definition: A type of genre that has a primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people. It must have an "emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending".
In literature, we are often taught that the main genres of writing are Adventure, Drama, Mystery, and Romance; the others are considered a "sub-category". Great Drama novels can't be great without some traces of angst, hurt/comfort, mystery, or maybe some humor. This applies to all the categories. One is typically not complete without the other, and it's nearly impossible to box a story in with a single narrative of genre. New events will allow characters new perspective; what's important is to not mediate one genre until it becomes unwelcome in a narrative.
Let's not forget that genre is also supposed to be the display of the "overreaching plot", not the situations characters are placed in at a chapter value. Just because a story is "romance" does not mean other friendships are not valid or important. Just because a story is 'dramatic' doesn't mean that characters can't be placed in a situation where they laugh, and enjoy themselves. A mixture is important, and it is forever a changing formula that sometimes works, and sometimes doesn't.
-- "It may sound absurd, but don’t be naive, even heroes have the right to bleed. I may be disturbed, but won’t you concede, even heroes have the right to dream." - Five for Fighting
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