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Author has written 19 stories for Naruto, Harry Potter, Final Fantasy VII, Inuyasha, Mass Effect, Veronica Mars, Star Wars, and Thor.
About your author:
In real life, Evil has always lived in rural Appalachia and has no intention of leaving despite the terrible internet. I am a fervent feminist and an equally fervent Christian of the hellfire-and-brimstone faction, which actually isn't as strange as it sounds. Combining this with the fact that I am demisexual (or as my best friend and I call it, a non-practicing heterosexual--I find men attractive at a distance, but if say, Lee Pace came up to me and propositioned me, I'd immediately scurry away, and am jealous mostly of the platonic companionship part of relationships), you will find a distinct lack of sex in my stories. And yes, this is probably why relationships advance at a glacial pace.
I do something really unexciting for money that doesn't leave me nearly as much time as I'd like to write, so Kill Your Heroes is going to be my main focus for the foreseeable future.
Fanart (prepare for Google-fu, because I don't think this website is allowing us to link to other websites--most of these are found over on deviantart):
From geekysoundcat comes Kill Your Heroes' new cover art, so go compliment the original: http:///art/This-is-the-End-Naruto-Sakura-Haruno-591344742
(If the link isn't working, search for geekysoundcat This is the End).
If you want to see a rendering of Hermione and Harry done by someone with actual talent, check out ice-vixen-x's version.
Andelevion recently completed a tribute fanart to Five Kingdoms.
Sealed-Dynasty recently completed this subtle and wonderful portrait of Sakura. It's rewarding to know I don't have to disappear for months to have artists bring my world to life!
I continue to be spoiled by wonderful artists. Enjoy tenterhooks immensely great versions of Shiho and Jun and Sakura. I think Jun can safely be said to be a fan favorite. He's certainly one of my favorite characters to write.
Go on over and enjoy UzzleCue's wonderful Sakura and Jun!
saltygod's gotten in the on the campaign for a new chapter of First Flower with this work of Sakura and Shiho.
From the Five Kingdoms-verse comes this wonderful work of Sakura from cxxiong523.
A rendition of Jun from First Flower of Spring that has made me feel more than a bit guilty for neglecting that story. So if you get in the next six months, you'll have brokenmaelstrom to thank.
Fallen Night by Sakura Taichou
Also, a very striking depiction of Sakura in her Five Kingdoms ANBU guise.
Far better than anything I could have drawn for The Bone Eater is this work by the talented djfox31.
And you might have noticed the new and striking cover for Five Kingdoms, credit for which belongs to the talented Vonneguts, who also made the old covers.
See full sized cover here. And there were several others, all wonderful, that you never got to see.
Five Kingdoms of the Darkest Ink by Kason-sama
The First Flower of Spring by Evionth (I want to own her version of Shiho, seriously.
You know how in manga the author sometimes takes advantage of extra space to ramble on about themselves, which the translators don't even usually bother with? This is that space.
What does Evil-sama like? Happy endings that don't feel contrived. And when my chronic second-lead syndrome is happily surprised by the fact that very, very rarely, the good guy wins.
What does Evil-sama dislike? When an author creates a capable, intelligent heroine and then proceeds to pair her with someone whose redeeming character points I'm blind to. My most frustrating example of this was the Harry Potter series, where I couldn't understand why Ron--who spent the better part of the series endangering Hermione's sense of self-confidence and self-worth--ended up married to her. I'd have rather her marry someone we didn't even meet in the novels, for I like her very much. Besides, in what sense is a man reliable if he abandons you in the middle of a war? My other pet grievance, which finds most of its fodder in the Naruto series, is when a formerly weak and blatantly 2-D character like Sakura seems about to undergo some major character development, only to find my hopes cruelly dashed. And, yes, before you tell me she did train under Tsunade-sama, I'd like to point out that relegating a female character to the role of healer is the oldest trick in the book for keeping her in the party but out of the way of the action. Real doctors are intelligent people whom I respect very much, field medics more so, but in the Naruto-verse they are far underutilized and seem an excuse to shunt Sakura to the side. And I've seen many people in fics cite the Hippocratic Oath as the reason she doesn't use her medical know-how offensively (mostly as part of a set-up to have her heal the enemy of her choice and fall madly in love with him), but that always leaves me a bit baffled. We'll skip the part where I sometimes try to imagine how and when the philosophy of Greek wriggled into a psuedo-Japan that's still under the feudal system and has never heard of Westerners except in one non-canon movie and delve right into the pragmatic assessment of their profession. They are ninja. Their primary roles are as spies and assassins. In either of these roles, is there room for setting aside a skillset that you've spent the better part of your life training to acquire? The answer to that, for me, is a resounding "no."