Saigo no Hajime
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Joined 01-18-09, id: 1808759, Profile Updated: 11-06-09
Author has written 7 stories for Bleach.

IMPORTANT NOTE: :sigh: Once again, I am really really sorry about not writing/updating anything for so long! Despite having restored my interest in Bleach, I've continued to have major writer's block on all of my stories. Plus, I'm researching Graduate Schools and studying for the GRE exam, which has been taking up a huge amount of my time. Add that to taking on extra hours at work, and I'm left with a complete lack of free time to even attempt to write. I am not abandoning anything, and I still fully intend to add to all of my collections and to write Laying Foundations (the sequel to Restructuring Life). But I'm afraid that it's likely to be some time before anything gets posted. By this point, there's a good chance many people have given up on me and won't read this. To those of you who are still waiting for me, you have my deepest apologies for the continued delays.

About me: I'm an obsessive reader(fantasy genre & manga)/watcher of anime/tv/movies. I'm a part-time librarian applying to graduate school with a computer science major. I'm fascinated by languages and am learning how to speak Japanese. I dislike social activities and prefer solitude most of the time. I HATE speaking aloud in front of groups. Um...well, I guess I'll add more as I think of it.

Favorites (in no particular order):

Favorite Books/Authors: Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Dragonriders of Pern, Tamora Pierce

Favorite TV Shows: The Sentinel, Due South, X-Files, Star Trek (especially Voyager), Stargate SG-1, Farscape, X-Men, X-Men: Evolution

Favorite Movies: X-Men, Transformers, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Secret Garden, Sound of Music, almost all Disney animation

Favorite Anime/Manga: Bleach (current obsession), Naruto, HunterXHunter(manga, haven't seen anime yet), YuYu Hakusho, Fruits Basket, Digimon

Favorite Pairings: Bleach - IchiRuki, IshiHime, HitsuHina, HitsuMatsu; Naruto - Naruto/Hinata; Harry Potter - Harry/Ginny; Lord of the Rings - Aragorn/Arwen, Faramir/Eowyn

Least Favorite Pairings: Bleach - IchiHime (I love Orihime a lot, but she does NOT fit with Ichigo), AizenXanybody(Ick!); Any pairing that contradicts canon (unless there is a VERY good reason, for example, one member of the canon pairing dies in an AU and the other has to move on.)

I generally enjoy slash, provided it's written respectfully, since there is nothing wrong with 2 males or 2 females loving each other, and I enjoy seeing that other people agree with me on that issue. I only have a problem with it (or any romance) when it contradicts canon. In other words, if a character has a straight relationship in canon, DO NOT put that person in a gay relationship. (AragornXLegolas anyone? I mean, Aragorn stayed in love with Arwen for over 60 years before finally being allowed to marry her, he is most definitely straight!)

My favorite type of story is the friendship fic. Certain friendships can be closer than even brothers/sisters or lovers, without needing blood ties or romantic involvement to complicate it, and there is nothing more satisfying than reading about that. In terms of friendship pairings like this, I have too many favorites to list. In fact, I would say that anytime this sort of close friendship can be depicted without veering into romance, I end up liking it, regardless of the characters involved.

About Reviews: I can't get enough of them! Don't ever think something like, "Oh, he/she has so many reviews already, there's no way they need more," because it's not true! I have this funny little picture of us fanfic authors being like the writing equivalent of musicians who perform on street corners. If you listen to the music and enjoy it, it's common courtesy to drop a coin or two in their instrument case, right? Only for us authors it's reviews in our inbox. :) Of course, sometimes you don't have the time or the energy to do it, and I can understand that. But if you want to thank the author for giving you a piece of enjoyable writing, giving a review is an excellent way of doing it! That's especially if you're giving constructive criticism. That helps us authors improve our work, which is the whole point of being on the site!

About Requests: Twice now, I've written a one-shot I believed to be complete, and immediately received requests via review/story alert to continue. If you send a signed review, I will always respond, and if you mentioned further chapters, I will let you know my answer. For those who either don't sign their reviews (or don't have accounts), or who use alerts without reviewing, you won't be getting a personal response from me. Instead, I'll put every story I've written, along with whether they are complete or not, in a list here in my profile. So, without further ado:

My Stories with Update Status:

Introspections With Chad:
Summary: A series of one-shots. Quiet and soft-spoken, Chad observes and comes to conclusions about the world and the people around him. These are his thoughts...
Update Status: Incomplete. This will be updated randomly as I come up with inspiration for new chapters.

A First Time For Everything:
Summary: Kon recounts the major events of his relationship with Kurosaki Yuzu from the beginning to a new beginning, and shows how important it is to try something for the first time.
Update Status: Complete. Will not be updated.

Overprotective:
Summary: Rukia is sick of how overprotective the men in her life have become. Can she prevent them from interfering in her missions? Or will the men succeed in keeping her safely within their grasp?
Update Status: Incomplete. Will write at least one more chapter, possibly more provided reader interest (ie, reviews) continues.

Brothers By Experience:
Summary: On the eve of a life-altering decision of Rukia's, Byakuya considers the parallels between her relationship with Ichigo and his relationship with Hisana. He must decide whether to accept Rukia's wishes, or act to prevent her from making a huge mistake.
Update Status: Complete. I've received two requests so far to continue this, but I have no clue where I could take it from here. To the people who asked, I apologize. I'm delighted that you enjoyed it enough to want more, but without a specific plotline, I don't know that I could manage any more. I may do another ByakuyaXHisana story at some point, and I can guarantee you more IchiRuki, but neither will be under this title. Again, I'm sorry if this disappoints anyone!

Restructuring Life:
Summary: After the war ends, Ichigo receives a startling offer from the new Central 46 and sets to work completing his training as a Shinigami. Rukia also begins working towards her future. But what are these new feelings between them, and what happened, on the day Aizen died, to trigger them? And as the two begin the restructuring of their lives, who is this new warrior destroying hollows in Karakura Town? IchiRuki future fic. NOT a Captain!Ichigo or Academy!Ichigo story.
Update Status: Complete. I hope everyone who has been reading enjoyed it!

Laying Foundations:
Summary: One year after the events of 'Restructuring Life', distance, new duties, and emotional conflict have caused the Substitute Team to drift apart. But the past never stays buried, and soon Ichigo, Rukia, and Tatsuki discover new and unusual powers resulting from their experiences from the previous year. As they struggle to understand and control them, the long-awaited Rukongai elections begin, and a group of political dissidents, with ties to a member of the Team, attempts to seize power. Can the fractured group reconnect with each other in time to prevent a bloody revolution? Or will the fragile peace of the Soul Society be lost to Civil War?
Update Status: Being Written. I'm not sure anymore when it'll be coming out (see note at top of profile), but I'm trying my hardest to continue writing so as to have it up as soon as possible. I'm extremely sorry about the delay, and I very much hope I will be able to make it only a short wait.

Through the Eyes of a General:
Summary: A collection of one-shots about or in the point of view of Yamamoto Soutaichou. My attempt at portraying the General of the Gotei 13 in a more sympathetic manner than is usually found.
Update Status: Incomplete. This will be updated randomly as I come up with inspiration for new chapters.

The Reincarnation Chronicles:
Summary: A collection of one-shots/short stories discussing reincarnation. The Bleach universe operates on taking reincarnation as a fact, but we've never been given many details about how exactly it works. These one-shots will experiment with the various possibilities.
Update Status: Incomplete.

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The Last Son, Book Three: Changes by The Writer with No Name reviews
AU S3. Xover with Superman and Justice League. Mutants are public knowledge. Superman is no longer myth. With this change the Man of Steel and his new team strive to make a difference in the world..but they and the X-Men have their work cut out for them.
Crossover - DC Superheroes & X-Men: Evolution - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 43 - Words: 996,558 - Reviews: 1066 - Favs: 414 - Follows: 205 - Updated: 5/17/2011 - Published: 1/13/2008 - Complete
Arcana by Enchantable reviews
Sequel to Silent Force. Its been fifty years of peace for Soul Society until, in one night, the peace is destroyed. Now everyone must find the strength thought lost to once again, save the world. If they can figure out who they're saving it from of course
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 32 - Words: 126,930 - Reviews: 592 - Favs: 198 - Follows: 214 - Updated: 3/3/2010 - Published: 8/29/2008 - Ulquiorra, Orihime I.
Empathy by RukiLex reviews
Shinigami have different gifts. Karin didn't want to be her older brother; she wanted to find her own place in the Soul Society. This is the story of how Karin found her own way and her own life. Set ten years after the war with the Arrancar. HitsuKarin
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 59,340 - Reviews: 434 - Favs: 327 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 4/26/2009 - Published: 2/14/2009 - Karin K., T. Hitsugaya - Complete
King's Key: The Four Prongs by RukiLex reviews
Rukia returns from Hueco Mundo with extraordinary powers. What will she have to sacrifice and how will Ichigo change in order to win her love? Only time will tell. An alternate take on the Hueco Mundo arc. An Ichiruki adventure/romance.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 54,337 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 157 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 2/9/2009 - Published: 1/13/2009 - Ichigo K., Rukia K. - Complete
Silent Force by Enchantable reviews
In the aftermath of the Winter War the race is on for the cure for the Hollowfication process. For that time the remaining Espada have been kept alive to be experimented on. Ulquiorra and Inoue meet again when their positions are reversed.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 24 - Words: 83,640 - Reviews: 312 - Favs: 294 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 11/10/2008 - Published: 6/28/2008 - Ulquiorra, Orihime I. - Complete
The Vault of Annúminas by shirebound reviews
A “Quarantined” sequel. Was it only a dream, or has Frodo glimpsed an ancient secret? Join Frodo, Aragorn, and Elladan on a journey to the ruins of Annúminas, to uncover the truth. Characters also include Bilbo and Sam. No slash, violence, profanity.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 30,352 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 1/14/2008 - Published: 5/30/2007 - Frodo B., Aragorn - Complete
The Last Son, Book Two: Reckonings by The Writer with No Name reviews
AU Season 2. Crossover with Superman. In his second year at the Institute, the young Man of Steel must deal with new friends, new foes, and growing public curiosity. Rated T for now. Author's Note inside.
Crossover - DC Superheroes & X-Men: Evolution - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 31 - Words: 426,802 - Reviews: 496 - Favs: 425 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 9/14/2007 - Published: 12/27/2006 - Complete
The Last Son, Book One: Gatherings by The Writer with No Name reviews
AU Season 1. In the early days of the Institute, Charles Xavier finds a young man with a great legacy: KalEl, the Last Son of Krypton. He will change the XMen's world forever. Crossover with Superman. Rated T to be safe. Author's Note inside.
Crossover - DC Superheroes & X-Men: Evolution - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 95,432 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 559 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 12/20/2006 - Published: 11/4/2006 - Complete
Reflections of the Past by shirebound reviews
Sequel to “QUARANTINED”. A new addition to Bag End brings unexpected delight for Frodo, minor headaches for young Sam, and discovery of an artifact from the First Age that astonishes Aragorn. (NO sex, slash, violence, profanity) - COMPLETE
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 21,783 - Reviews: 340 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/12/2004 - Published: 1/2/2004 - Frodo B., Aragorn - Complete
QUARANTINED by shirebound reviews
Late one night, Gandalf brings a very ill Ranger to the closest refuge, Bag End, knowing that Bilbo is immune to this illness... but Gandalf is unaware that a tweenager is now living there. NO slash, sex, profanity, violence
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 51,237 - Reviews: 1523 - Favs: 565 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 5/7/2003 - Published: 12/16/2002 - Frodo B., Aragorn - Complete
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The Reincarnation Chronicles reviews
The Bleach universe operates on a theory of reincarnation. But how exactly does it work? What actually happens to the souls that cross between the worlds? A series of one-shots in which some form of reincarnation plays a part.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,883 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 9/19/2009 - Published: 8/28/2009
Restructuring Life reviews
After the war, Ichigo and Rukia set new goals for themselves and begin working to achieve them. But as they begin the restructuring of their lives, who is this new warrior destroying all the hollows in Karakura? IchiRuki fic. Full Summary inside.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 42,829 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 5/25/2009 - Published: 4/4/2009 - Ichigo K., Rukia K. - Complete
Overprotective reviews
Rukia is sick of how overprotective the men in her life have become. Can she prevent them from interfering in her new mission? Or will the men succeed in keeping her safely within their grasp?
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,084 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/12/2009 - Published: 3/26/2009 - Rukia K.
Introspections with Chad reviews
A series of one-shots. Quiet and soft-spoken, Chad observes and comes to conclusions about the world and the people around him. These are his thoughts...
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,253 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 5/10/2009 - Published: 2/13/2009 - Chad/Y. Sado
Through the Eyes of a General reviews
A collection of one-shots about or in the point of view of Yamamoto Soutaichou. My attempt at portraying the General of the Gotei 13 in a more sympathetic manner than is usually found.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,490 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/3/2009 - Published: 4/17/2009 - G.S. Yamamoto
Brothers By Experience reviews
On the eve of a life-altering decision of Rukia's, Byakuya considers the parallels between her relationship with Ichigo and his relationship with Hisana. He must decide whether to accept Rukia's wishes, or act to prevent her from making a huge mistake.
Bleach - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,463 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/30/2009 - Byakuya K., Hisana K. - Complete
A First Time For Everything reviews
Kon recounts the major events of his relationship with Kurosaki Yuzu from the beginning to a new beginning, and shows how important it is to try something for the first time.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,779 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/6/2009 - Yuzu K. - Complete
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