Poll: Would the readers like to see some other crossovers during the summers in 'Stairway to Magic? For example say Ichigo falls through a portal and ends up in the Naruto world but Ichigo would be back in time for Hogwarts? No pairings. Vote Now!
Author has written 8 stories for One Piece, Harry Potter, D.Gray-Man, Bakugan Battle Brawlers, Detective Conan/Case Closed, Yu-Gi-Oh, Bleach, Matantei Loki Ragnarok, Transformers, Lupin III, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's.
Nationality: American (USA)
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Fan Fiction Pet Peeves:
Pairings: Personally I can read any story regardless of pairings (with the exception of Harry and Hermione, and Harry and Ginny), but if the pairing takes over the story and plot and the genre ISN'T romance then I have a problem. Because I am not going to seriously spend eight hours or more reading a fantastic story only to find that the last chapter has the main character falls in love with some random chick, dumps her and tells the rest of the world to go to hell--big waste of time.
Harems: Same thing for the most part, but unless the story is really good plot wise, I'm not going to touch this topic with a ten foot pole. Though I will say this--making up about a dozen girls/boys THAT AREN'T EVEN IN CANON and using only one girl/boy from canon and calling it a harem is lame and defeats the purpose of that story even belonging in that section.
Character Torture: Taking a character and a plot and constantly throwing a load of crap on them (ex. Harry is captured by Voldemort, then gets sick, then breaks a leg, then Hermione is betraying him, Ron hates him all of a sudden, Snape is his guardian and etc.) all of this happens within the span of two very short chapters--can anyone see the headache of trying to read it? I can.
Plot Based OC: Firstly, original characters are fine only if they do not take up the plot, become Mary Sues, or get one of the main characters to fall in love with them. I want to read a story about the canon character in a different light--not some dine store chick whose not even in canon.
Mary Sues/ John Does: A fanfic is a fiction written about a canon plot used in a 'what if' situation. A fanfic DOES NOT use a made up a character, and calling it canon--big waste of time. Nor is it considered a crossover.
Next Generation Fics: Not happening--again I want to read about canon main characters--not their brats.
"Someone" Goes to Hogwarts: Too many of these, and sometimes the plot is shaky. I wouldn't mind reading these if there was something different or spiced off. Though I will say this, the people who write those excellent ones do deserve a digital cookie.
Time travel fics: again same problem, but there are some excellent ones out there...if they would ever get finished.
"Forgotten" Characters: Fic where a supposedly forgotten character re-appears, is suddenly important, and naturally takes over the story,falls in love with the main character and is 90% of the time Mary-Sue like in quality. NOT happening, if a character is mention fine, but I hate when someone says a character is forgotten-- and it isn't they're just OCs.
Super Powerful Girl/Boyfriend fanfics: Okay, I can understand where and sometime even when the main character is awesome but just because some tart is "suddenly" his girlfriend/boyfriend and now they're super powerful, makes me annoyed on so many levels.
"Random" Sisters/Brothers fanfic: an example--"Harry finishes up his first year of Hogwarts with Aria his sister." NOT HAPPENING. First of all, unless this is one hundred percent an Alternate Universe, then maybe I might, might, might like 1% read it, but not likely. I've seen too many of the fics where the author inserts themselves in the plot by using the "random" sibling and frankly its annoying. Secondly, even if Harry goes to an alternate universe and actually has a sibling--that does not mean he is suddenly feeling brotherly feelings for them. I have a half-sister and after my first meeting with her I hated her guts, and have never seen her since (her other mom's faults) so in real life family-like feelings are NOT instinctual they are a choice.
Unfinished Fics: I can understand something life altering happening--hell it happens almost weekly ay my house (in one week I could be on Academic Probation, and then the next week I'm making all 'A's) but for the love of fanfic fan's DO NOT START A FANFIC--IF YOU CANNOT FINISH IT! Seriously, I get tired of reading awesome fics only to discover that the author has not updated in like eight or so years... But I will note this, there are acceptable reasons, and I know not all authors are not lazy, or want to share their reasons. That doesn't mean they can't leave a small note telling the readers about "unexplainable events beyond their control".
Abandoned Fics: I absolutely detest when I'm reading through a five-hundred thousand word fanfic only to find that the author sudden throws in the towel and say "Sorry, fanfic has taken over my life--can't update anymore. I'm abandoning this story for so and so reason." That is absolutely rude and frankly insulting to the rest of us. Fine you can't update but buck up and accept the responsibility that all authors owe and don't blame the fic if you CAN'T manage your time.
Flamers (Is this the right word?): Okay, time for a time out. If you don't like a fanfic, don't read it, and don't insult the authors--it just common curtsey. There is a back button, and you can use your mouse (or whatever movable object that you use to change web pages) and go some where else.
Really, Really, Really Bad Grammar: Considering the amount of warnings I usually post on my fanfic's, this section is ironic. I will NOT under any circumstance read a fanfic if the grammar is beyond bad. An example is like that is the following " Harry nos nthing, & has hawt bff, & lik omg." Seriously I saw something like this, and my eyes were literally burning. It fine if its a couple of words, plurals, comma's or what not are missing--that's fine. But the moment I need to translate using any form of text speak from american phone language is where I draw the line.
The I-DON'T-KNOW-PUNCTUATION-DISEASE: I've seen really bad example of this where an author will not use any spaces, bunch random paragraphs together trying to make their fanfic appear to be longer, or just times where punctuation is totally ignored. No, putting a question mark, after every sentence is not correct and neither is using spaces to spell out a word in any way good.
Fan-lang-ese: Another ironic topic, considering my fanfics... Putting in Japanese, or french or whatever language the anime is in and adding it to the story is fine, but when you start putting whole paragraphs in french, and there is no translation, or the translation isn't until the end of the fanfic--the meaning is lost on the reader. Now, I will admit there are time where this is very important say for example a character in canon (of whatever section) doesn't speak English and no one else does, putting this in the fanfic, and trying to get the confusion across to the reading is great. Just try not to over do it--or completely mess up the language of either. Example: Naruto's "Konoha" instead of "Kohana".
Fall in Love Rape: Rape is Rape not love end of story.
Too Short Fanfic vs. Long Author's Note: If the author's note is longer then the story there's a problem. The story (fanfic, whatever) is the main focus, and chapters that contain only an author's note are irritating and tedious. If you want to get something across to the readers post it on your profile, or make a note on the current chapter. Now, I understand life is very unpredictable and shit happens, but deal with what ever is going on then tell the readers (if you want, or just say nothing), and update when you can. That way no one is depressed about the lack of chapter and you the author are not pulling your hair out trying to inform the readers about anything. Just chill and do what needs to be done.
Bittersweet Reviews Curse: Up until recently, I didn't have too much of a problem with this, but the sad fact is when I posted chapter five of "Stairway to Magic" out of like twenty reviews, like fifteen of them said the same basic thing--"bad grammar fix it, get a beta reader"--what the f*cken hell? Seriously. No duh. I freaken put that I have bad grammar in every freaken chapter--at the top in warnings and you're still telling me?! I'm sorry but that really makes me mad. Then if this HUGE oversight wasn't enough someone reviewer had the gall to very nearly demand I get a beta reader because English was obviously not my mother language (it's the only language I speak fluently), and the only reason he bothered to read my fan fic was because of the plot? What. the. hell? Either deal with the grammar, or don't f*cking read, honestly. Enough is enough--I get I have bad grammar, and I get its terrible, but if you, the readers want to continue to read this fan fic then you're going to have to deal with my best until a beta reader takes up the project, or read something else.
Short Attention Span Disorder: This probably the most irritating topic of all the things listed here. I absolutely hate when an author will not finish a fanfic--not because of life, or time, or work, or whatnot, but because they freakin' lost interest. Seriously what the f*ck?! If you can't commit to a fanfic DON'T WRITE! It's that simple.
Random Quote, and Whatnot
Prompts go to: Black Shadow Tigress
(Yuu Yuu Hakusho)
"Hey Kuwabara you're conscious, I'm not used to that." Yuusuke
"What is that ridiculous appendage growing out of your head?" Hiei
"You better stand. I'll feel bad hitting you if your glued to the ground." Yuusuke
"WERE PROTECTING THE WORLD, SO WHO'S PROTECTING US!!!" Yuusuke
"Out of this whole plan you made one big mistake, (dramatic pause) You went and pissed me off." Yuusuke
"Fine! You heard fox boy! There's nothing we can do for the old hag if she's already limp. I'm just gotta keep on truckin'... yes sir. I'm gonna go outside and make myself a nice big shiny first place medal, sit in the sun and have a stupendous stupid day, dammit!" Yusuke
"So tell me. What's it like being in a constant haze of stupidity?" Hiei
"Nope that's definitely Hiei. Bad attitude and all." Yusuke
"This stupidity is making me nauseous." Hiei
"Just the proper nutrition and exercise. Nothing special." Kurama
"What's your problem, get back on the ground. I hit you too hard for you to be on your feet!" Yusuke
"Sorry. I don't have time to be arrested." Kurama
"I'm sorry. When I kill people I'm just use to them staying dead." Yusuke
"You should have never insulted the Jagan Eye. Because you see, in a way it has it's own mind and loathes disrespect. Resisting it is not something I would do." Hiei
"Oh, shove it where it hurts!" Yusuke
"Bring it on Bitch!" Yusuke
"I consider your class of demon very worthy. Worthy to fight, and worthy to die." Yoko Kurama
"If you have any noble plans to stop me, I suggest you write your will. I'm not leaving without a war." Hiei
"What repulsive creature makes my eardrums bleed?" Hiei
"You do them one favor and they think you're their best friend. This is why I could care less if their entire species was swallowed up." Hiei
"I know as much of games as I do of hugs and puppies, and care for them even less." Hiei
"Maybe I can't defend against attacks from multiple angles, but sometimes a good defense is just kicking ass!" Yusuke
"Hiei...I can't accept this. I value our friendship and all we've been through...But I'm not interested in you that way." Kurama
"You do realize he'll be...kicking back?...There won't be a next." Hiei
"So which is more humiliating, losing to an old man or to a clown?" Hiei
"Earth to toddler bitch! You better speak now before I forever put that pacifier ten inches down your throat!" Yusuke
"Your ugly friend has a good point, detective." Hiei
"Bite my ankles, shorty! I swear I'll make you meet your mom... if you have a mom, that is!" Kuwabara
"I have the mother of all headaches, and the father, and they're having more little headaches--what the hell do you want?" Arthur Kirkland, (England) Quel beau Cul Fanfic
"I don't understand European games... Is this Cricket?" Alfred F. Jones (America) Same Fic as Above
"I want you to marry me. " Francis Bonnefoy (France) to Arthur Kirkland (England) Hetalia Axis Powers
"Why won't the light just shut up?" Arthur Kirkland, (England) Hetalia Axis Powers
"First, we must find some shelter--." Yao, (China) Hetalia Axis Powers
Alfred F. Jones, (America) Hetalia Axis Powers points out a location that mysteriously appeared. "I found a cave."
Yao, (China) Hetalia Axis Powers looks at him. "Now we need some food--"
Alfred F. Jones (America) Hetalia Axis Powers picks up his shirt and millions of pieces and bags of junk food fall out from his shirt.
"Ahahahaha! I don't butcher up your language. I speak proper American!" Alfred F. Jones (America) Hetalia Axis Powers, The New and Weird Professors
I have offically given up on updating my fanfictions by a certain schdule. Most of the time, (and for a good while) all its done is frustrate me and irrirate my readers so that's gone. Getting back into this fanfics is both a relief and pain. Writing will be done, as well as editing.
Some of these fanfics make me want to cry.