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Author has written 18 stories for Naruto.
26/08/2013- Just a quick note to say I'm not dead/done with fanfic- stories are still being worked on and thank you to everyone who continues to review whilst I take a very long time! Top of the priority list at the minute is Remembrance which is starting to take shape. After that, The Anecdotes and hopefully, there will be some new loooooonnnggg stories in my vintage style ;)
Hope everyone's 2013 is going well and I'll try to publish more soon.
14/01/2012- Wow- so it's been a really long time since I posted anything. I apologise profusely but I've just been busy as I'm sure everybody is- hopefully my latest fic will make up for the absence; it's quite long as per usual! I'm still writing away but nowhere near as quickly as I used to be, but I am getting stuff done so whilst there may not be regular postings there will be some stuff up every now and then.
Here is the link for A Scandal in Bohemia- go read! You will not regret it!
I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying 2012! Happy New Year to everyone.
30/08/11- Just a quick update on how I'm getting on as I've received a few PMs asking me when I'll be updating again! As of now, I am shoulder deep in writing Remembrance (see below), which has actually turned out to be a multi-chap project. However, in order to avoid another started, half-finished fic I'm writing all the chapters at once so posting of it will begin once I'm finished. It's turning out to be quite a lot of work as given that it's in-world, trying to make sure I stick to the original Naruto plot is tricky. But it's getting there and I'm really loving writing it. No idea how long it will be before I start posting it- I'm working sporadically as, as you all know I'm moving to London in about 20 days now (wow! didn't realise it was that soon!)- so chances are writing will be quite stop/start for the next little while.
As for any other fics, my priorities are listed like this at the moment; Remembrance- obviously, The Anecdotes- although these take an evening to write up and post so there's a good chance a few more will be posted before Remembrance is up- Shinobi Weekly! comes next and then it's a free-for-all after that!
Rest assured, despite my busy-ness, fanfic is still one of my favourite things to do if for no other reason than it's lovely to hear all of your thoughts on my fics! :) So, hopefully this reassures you all that work still continues and more shall be on the way!
Hope life is treating you all well :)
22/08/11- So, the ShikaTema Summer Fest '11 has ended and the winners have been decided!
You can find them all here;
Go R & R, as the amount of effort put in was incredible!
07/07/11- So the forum is finally up for ShikaTema Summer Fest '11- here's the link;
02/07/11- there is insufficient space to describe all the stuff that has went on in my life in the past two months, but I'll try to condense into a few points. First and foremost- all my exams went very well and I passed and am graduating in about a week from now :D Words cannot express how excited I am about this- suffice to say that I can't believe three years as an undergraduate have come to close. In bigger and much more nerve-racking news, as a result of graduating I'm moving onto a postgraduate degree in Medical Law so I'm moving to London! Quite petrified as this will be the first time I've lived away from home so you can probably expect a lot of fanfics about Temari moving to Konoha in September, lol, but I'm looking forward to it and hopefully, all the fics will be with happy themes :P
Moving on, since May my own laptop has been broken i.e. virus infected with hardware damage- and had to be sent away to be fixed which took until a week ago to do so I had- after stealing my dad's laptop- been writing and posting from his- In Memoriam T was posted from it- and this is the first thing I'm writing with my laptop back in my hands. I am eternally glad that I got it back as the first 5,000 words of Remembrance had been written on it and if it had been lost I would've died. But such tragedy was avoided thankfully :)
Finally, I'm hoping to start the ShikaTema Summer Fest '11 forum tomorrow with a list of prompts and the opportunity for people to ask questions, comment etc about what they wish to.
So that's a summary of the last two months in SP7's life which have been pretty hectic but it doesn't look like it will be slowing down any time soon. Coming up in the next month- a new play, Italy, Malaga and Drama School. Oh and HP7 Part II- i.e. the biggest moment of my life.
In closing, thanks to the awesomely talented lexisss for my new profile picture- how amazing is it?!, lol- and I hope every is doing well.
07/05/11- Ugh...exams, exams, exams...my finals to be more specific; I am supposed to be graduating in July all going well so these stupid exams are dominating my life. Literally; apart from Thursday, I haven't left the house in 10 days!! And as characteristic of exam time, I have loads of good ideas for stories but no time to write! :( but never fear, I am keeping them all stored up in my head alongside all my supposed legal knowledge so this summer I am going to be vacationing in 'Update City'.
Speaking of leaving the house on Thursday...that play I mentioned below; we made it to the All-Ireland Drama Finals and the Ulster Finals and on Thursday, I was down in Athlone performing. Was great fun and I'm so proud of my drama club so I just thought I'd let you all know! :)
To anyone else suffering from exams; you have my sympathy! We shall get through this!
Also; new poll...VOTE!
Psst...to see a hint at what may be coming up soon see below :)
20/02/11- So, you may have noticed an influx of updating by myself recently; I think 2 new stories and an anecdote in the past week. Probably the most I've ever updated in a short period since I joined fanfiction. Anyways, I thought I'd clarify this by saying that the play I'm performing in opens tomorrow night for a week before we start to tour with it for the next month so updates will probably be sparse and of low quality if any appear. So hopefully, this recent spate makes up for what will be a dry spell in the next month.
Thank you for all your recent support- the level of reviews never ceases to surprise me and I'm eternally grateful for each and every one of them.
Hope you all are well and enjoying 2011 :)
27/01/11- So Happy Belated New Years to everyone :D Quick message to say that there's a new poll, please take time to vote :) I should point out; this is very much a WIP and if I can't find a way to make it work I may not post. But I'm very interested to see everyone's opinions nonetheless. Thanks for your continued reviews, favs and alerts. They are all very much appreciated.
P.S. 30,000 One-shot should be up sometime in the next week! :)
29/06/10- Okay, so after seriously considering what I'd like to do next fanfic wise, I've decided that whilst long one-shots are fun to write in the long-run, there is too long a period between each one. I'd prefer to be updating more often than I am right now. So, I have decided upon a small book of Shika/tema oneshots- each with a differing theme. Here's where I need help! -
I'd like people to PM me with the themes they'd like to see written about- it can be a song to use as inspiration, based off of a movie/book/poem, a real life event- no theme is too out there that I won't consider it. Each chapter based off a theme will have it dedicated to the person who suggested the theme- full credit here! I am well aware of my own lack of creativity! Ideally, I'd like to do between 30 and 50 chapters so feel free to suggest more than one storyline. Also, if a person prefers Temari to be paired with another person- or likewise Shikamaru- I am fully prepared to consider adding another character into the mix BUT Shikamaru or Temari will be in every story and if a third person is to be included it is likely to be in a shika/tema triangle situation unless specified otherwise! I will consider every rating- including M and lemons if required- and am fully prepared to span a storyline over a number of chapters if it is quite long.
Occasionally, I myself may have a spark of creativity- unlikely, I know :P- and add a oneshot to the pile- I am playing around with a few ideas at present and hopefully, I'll be able to make some sort of contribution other than a mouthpiece!
So everyone- get PM-ing!! Be as specific or as vague as you like. As out there or as conservative as you like! AU or in-world! I'm am waiting with baited breath to see what you all come up with!!
18/05/10- Alright, so I feel I owe people a bit of assurance because I dropped off the face of fanfic for a while! Apologies for being away for so long but life has been ghastly at the minute what with exams and all. I'm not back just yet as I still have some more revision to get through but I am still actively writing. A long haul shikatema piece with a love triangle is in the works- not angsty at all!- its mostly written but I'm still trying to improve on it. Speaking of triangles- please see my above poll- I'd quite like to have good results to go on. Personally, I love a bit of temari x kiba or neji but again- these might be just my personal preferences. I'd love know what you all think!
On another note-- I feel its time to reveal myself... I have been cheating on you! I have to admit I've gone to the dark side and started to write Harry Potter fanfics. Shock/ horror! :P
As it is, I do it under another profile to keep my shikatema stories clean and spotless :) However, I mostly write Lily/James fics and if you're interested at having a look at some of mine, my profile can be found here;
Anyways- this was really just to let you know that I'm alive! I appreciate all of the little emails I get from fanfic- whether they're favs or reviews or author alerts! They keep me going!
21/03/10- Am honestly slightly dead inside after reading Masashi's interview. I don't think I could wait any longer for shikatema to happen. God, it's just so depressing. Would appreciate any words of reassurance because as it is right now I doubt I'll write anything for a while,
22/12/09- Hey everyone- season's greetings to you all. I hope you are all safe, healthy and happy and haven't booked a flight with British Airways or planned to travel on the Eurostar!:P Just a message to say that it will be another while before Slave is updated again. I understand that it's a busy time of year for everyone but I got over 200 hits for chapter 16 of Slave and only 4 reviews so far. It has really done in my Christmas spirit because I was hoping that everyone was just busy and hadn't read it yet. Alas!
However, I'm not giving up on the story. I'd hate to have come this far and not finish it- but I would suggest that everyone takes time to go on and read Lexie-H 's profile and see her Reviews Lounge. She says a lot of great stuff about writing and why people should review.
Anywho- I am going to wait until after the New Years to see if I can get anymore reviews but until then I hope everyone a brilliant holiday season.
14/12/09- Right, so another update on slave progress. I just finished typing up the first section of the story- and if you're a committed follower (:p) then you know that I usually have about five/four sections in each story- so progress is being made! lol. I definitely intend to have to update up before the end of this week- and I apologize once again for the delay. THANKFULLY, work has now finished before exam season in January so hopefully, a bit more writing will be taking place from now on!
I gotta say though- I'm really liking the first section of this chapter. It's quite Wuthering Heights- which happens to be my favourite book- and I would never presume to be as horrifically talented as the great Emily Bronte, however the sentiments are reminiscent of the book- so I'm enjoying writing it immensely. Something that hasn't happened in a long time, so whoop! I believe I've found my passion again! :D
Thanks everyone for your patience! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season,
8/09- Just thought i'd put a little notice up here in case I start getting emails about Slave updates! lol
I've just been hit with three coursework deadlines at once, all for November, so it's becoming more and more likely that the next Slave chapter won't be out until December. I'm very sorry for the wait, and being an avid fanfic reader as well, I know how frustrating it is to have to wait for updates, but alas- it is my degree and I would like to graduate at some point so it takes priority.
Thanks to everyone for all the reviews and being so patient. It keeps me going through the dark dungeons of the English Common Law.
Either way, I promise to update as soon as humanly possible.
Enjoy your November people, God knows I won't!
P.S. For the disclaimers I forgot to put in my stories, lol, I don't own Naruto- property of Masashi Kishimoto
Is it terribly sad that I'm a law student and forgot to put a disclaimer?!:P
- More Anecdotes obviously; sequel to 'Platonic House Guest, also one with kamatari- super excited about that one!- some more song fics including The Fratellis, All-American Rejects...
- Long Historical Oneshot; these seem to be my bread and butter but it's what I'm good at and I'm sticking to it! This one has been the result of reading too many Edith Wharton novels so that should give you a good clue as to what it's about!
- 'Fast Car'; oneshot based on Tracy Chapman's iconic song. Probably Drama/Romance genre.
- 'Remembrance'; named after Emily Bronte's epic poem, this is severely ANGSTY HidanxTemarixShikamaru; it is not AU and will try to conform to canon as much as possible. Probably looking forward to writing this one the most. Multi-chap; will be posted as Temari x Hidan for the 1st couple of chapters.
- Slave- I can see you rolling your eyes...Stop that! I will update- it is coming!!
- Gossip Girl- My beloved Chuck and Blair in their ninja gear. Or my beloved ShikaTema in their Upper East Side gear; whatever way you choose to look at it. Won't probably be that in depth, more about the world than the plot- will be multi-chap but unlikely to go past 10 chapters at an absolute maximum.
- Shinobi Weekly!- the conclusion of my career as a gossip journalist. Will finish at six or seven chapters, after which my ability to think coherently will return.
- The Woman- possible 2 chapters continuation of my Shikamaru Holmes storyline.
I reserve the right to do all or none of these stories! :P had to stick that in so you don't hate me if it's six years later and none of the above have been written! ;)
A new section on my pet peeves;
- Shikamaru paired with anyone else other than Temari. I don't know why this is the case- I generally enjoy a bit of KibaTema, HidaTema, NejiTema etc... on the odd occasion but Shikamaru with another girl just kills me. I am guaranteed not to read a fic if it contains Shikamaru paired with someone else.
- When Temari calls Shikamaru 'Shika' as a nickname- God that just grates on me like I can't describe. First of all, it's the world's worst nickname- it sounds like something you'd call your purse. Second of all, as if Temari would ever call him that; it's way too girly and 'Ino-y' to be something she would do. If I see that nickname used, generally, I tend to click the back button asap.
- I adore Temari, and characters like Riza, Kushina etc because they are strong women. Attempts to make them into weak girls who run after boys for no reason, for me, distorts their purpose in anime/manga. There are already a plethora of that type of girl in most of your generic mangas- there does not need to be any more.
- As far as Harry Potter goes- I almost exclusively read Lily/James fanfics, so when there are stories with OCs named Brittany, Clarissa etc... I die inside. I can guarantee you that no one in Britain in the 1970s was named Brittany. AT ALL. I think this may be my number one peeve.
-For FMA- Roy/Ed as a pairing. I despise that pairing. Why oh why when Edward has gotten married to Winry and had kids?!? I just can't contemplate it. And as us Royai fans are fond of saying; "Riza is for Roy"- sorry, but that's just how it is. For me it is the Harry/Hermione pairing of FMA; impossible and unnecessary.
-Sakura; 'nuff said.
There will probably be more added later on, lol.
A little bit about me and my nerdyness
Lily x James- CANON!
Royai- ah, the genius that is...
Inoue x Ulquiorra- only that it could be true *(
Minato x Kushina- CANON! Although what is it with me and peoples' parents?
...a wee bit of HidaTema...sometimes.
Cesare & Lucrezia - yes I know they're brother and sister but I can't help it!!! *ashamed*
Sherlock Holmes x Irene Adler- canon or not, asexual or not, she was The Woman to him. Hard to get more dedicated than that.
Temari- a woman after my own heart
Shikamaru- because he could convince me to hate women
Riza- the FMA version of Temari!
Black Hayate- no reason required :)
Ulquiorra- because who doesn't love an emo with no emotions?
Byakuya - the only man I'll ever love
Hidan- we both share a passion for swearing.
Professor James Moriarty- the above 3 are the Holy Trinity of awesome.
Only FMA, as it is the only manga that hasn't completely fucked up its plot line...ahem, Masashi...and the only one that doesn't take hugely annoying and pointless filler breaks...like a certain one I can think of that has been on fillers for about the past MILENNIA!
The Doors- without a doubt the best band ever. I could rant on about how amazing they are and how beautifully surreal their music is however I won't. But if any of you wish to experience the epic-ness of this band I would recommend When the Music's Over (live or recorded), Roadhouse Blues and Riders on the Storm as a starter pack.
Muse- my first ever rock band!
The Killers- beautiful music entirely beyond their years.
Led Zeppelin- no explanation required
Pink Floyd- people are probably starting to see a 1970s pattern forming here...
Paul Weller, David Bowie, The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen- all make my heart sore.
My life in song...
Basically anything and everything...but of the few that deserve mention...
The Threepenny Opera
Jesus Christ Superstar
Phantom of the Opera
And the best musical EVER written...
West Side Story- Shakespeare, Sondheim and dance fighting= I need say no more.
If there was a profession within which to dedicate your life to Wuthering Heights- I would do it.
Despise Twatlight...the only book that made me thankful that vampires weren't real.
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan-Doyle.
TV & Movie
Wuthering Heights 1939- the GENIUS that is Laurence Olivier...bow down people- it will never be low enough!
Gone with the Wind- 'nuff said.
Dexter- Michael C. Hall- can act, sing and kill! For the love of God someone put that man in Threepenny Opera!!!
Yes Prime Minister- Sir Humphrey Appleby- the reason I love and hate the civil service.
The Dark Knight
Pride and Prejudice- the Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle version- NOT the shit Keira Knightley one.
Sex and the City--everyone has their vices!
The Borgias- my new love; completely awesome period drama; it's like they were thinking of me when they made it!
Sherlock- BBC Modern day adaptation of the classic stories. Sheer brilliance and endlessly watchable.
All that was just a taster- I could go on for about a year but I'll try to keep it short and sweet!
Thanks for reading!
On another completely AWESOME and AMAZING note- two incredibly talented deviantart artists have blessed me with pictures from The Boy Next Door!!! Lilicia-Onechan and lexisss have both done beautiful works that will make sure I won't stop 'squeeing' for the next century! Thank you so much guys! It really means the world to me.
Lilicia-Onechan's drawing is here
And lexisss's is here
And, I am truly blessed as viamarizz or PurpLeMonSteR0024 as she's known on here has done a truly exquisite drawing of Temari from She Dances for Me in all her Geisha get-up! It is incredible! Go check it out here
Finally, for those curious, I came across this incredibly beautiful work of art on deviantart by the wonderfully talented PinkParasol and it reminded me of how I always pictured Temari in Anthem for a Doomed Youth; the time frame, pin-up style etc... are all strikingly similar, so I thought I'd share the link with you here so you could have a nosy. I should point out that this is a work completely separate from my own fanfiction- nothing to do with me at all!
For all those interested- I now feel like I'm a proper and legitimate fanfic author; I have been translated! Oonigiri has wonderfully translated The Boy Next Door into Spanish! Not that I understand a word of it but in case any of you might, here is the link :)
My livejournal profile for those who wish to see updates there is here