Author has written 5 stories for Naruto, Bleach, Charmed, Harry Potter, Batman the Animated Series, and Gundam Wing/AC.
Hi! I'm a female college graduate, and that's all you're getting out of me on that front. Call me Kit, or Kitsu, if you feel like shortening my already-pretty-short pen name. I'm obsessed with crossovers and time travel stories and have written way more stories than I've posted, because I know I probably won't ever finish them. I'm an unabashed shipper, so I have a list of pairings you're likely to find in my stories or on my favorites list.
I HATE character bashing with a fiery passion. I tend to look for the good points in all the main characters of any series. If you treat a character with deep disrespect, I'm unlikely to read your story. Other things you are unlikely to see in my favorites are love triangles/squares that end in misery and heartbreak, and tragic endings. I like my endings to be at least bittersweet if not outright happy.
Current Favorite Manga: One Piece. On the one hand: kind of ridiculous. On the other: SO MUCH PLOT.
Current Obsession: Aaand I'm back to Naruto. Is anyone surprised? I'm not.
Now in alphabetical order by series, in case you actually care! Keep in mind that this is for romantic pairings only; I love all sorts of platonic friendship pairings.
Favorite: Hitsugaya/Karin. For this one, I am completely obsessed with this. I know there is almost no support for it, canonical or otherwise. I am not inclined to care about logical points such as these. It. Is. My. Favorite.
Dislike: Hitsugaya/Matsumoto. I don't like Hitsugaya being paired with Hinamori either (who's like his sister, from my perspective), but I feel like Matsumoto is just way too old for him. It bothers me on a really fundamental level - probably because while I see Hitsugaya as a prodigy, I still see him as a child and not an adult, while Matsumoto is clearly an adult woman. The mismatch in emotional maturity and what they might each expect out of a relationship is what disturbs me.
Favorite: 1x2, 3x4. This is one of the few genres for which I don't mind three-or-more-somes, such as 1x2x5 or 3x4x5 or 1x2x3x4. As long as 1x2 and 3x4 are together, I'm fine reading it. Even if it's 1x2xR, which... I don't think I've ever actually seen. Might be interesting, though. I do love a good platonic 1xR.
Dislike: ...Pretty much anything else. Have I mentioned I'm an unabashed shipper yet?
Favorite: Canon pairings. Also Neville/Luna and Sirius/Remus. I'd probably also like a Harry/Hermione fic that didn't bash Ron to all hell... that tends to be one of my biggest pet peeves in this fandom, is how much everyone hates on the Weasleys minus Fred and George. So irritating. One of the interesting things about this? I am of the personal opinion that J. K. Rowling, with her beautiful, genius imagination... is terrible at writing romance. Teenage crushes? Yeah, that was believably awkward. The falling in love bit? ...Not so much. So I love stories that actually sell the canon pairings.
Dislike: Harry/Voldemort and Harry/Snape, barring some pretty extreme circumstances such as time travel combined with some significant personality changes. You have to really work hard at these pairings to make them viable, let alone likable.
Favorite: Canon pairings. Also Itachi/Shisui, of which there is too little in this world. Though I have found and favorited quite a number of ItaSaku fics as well, it's actually not a favorite pairing... it's just that a lot of people write it well, in my opinion. Also I love Orochimaru/Sakumo, but that is entirely blackkat's fault.
Dislike: Minato or Kushina with anyone other than each other, especially if it's Naruto. Also Kakashi with any of Team 7. It's... he was their teacher. That just screams "taking advantage". I can handle it, sometimes, in post-war landscapes where Kakashi's ex-student love interest has a position of power equal to or greater than Kakashi's own, but it's still not something I particularly enjoy.
Favorite: Marco/Ace. But ONLY if it's well-written, because the age difference is significant and must be treated delicately. Honestly I think my ship is more phoenix/fire than Marco/Ace, but whatever. It's not like I don't like Marco and Ace's relationship in general... It's just that if it weren't for the phoenix/fire thing, I probably wouldn't ship them.
Dislike: ...Probably Blackbeard/anyone not on his crew? Also Smoker/any pirate, because I feel like he's way too straitlaced for that. And other than that none, surprisingly, probably because One Piece itself is so non-romance-oriented. I'll read pretty much any story, regardless of pairing, I find well-written and continually interesting. I will say that most of stories you'll find on my favorites list will be about or will at least include the Whitebeard Pirates.
Favorite: Canon pairings. Also Aoshi/Misao, since I'm not sure that's precisely canon.
Dislike: Any deviations from the above. Luckily, these are many people's favorite pairings, so I don't lack for fanfics to read. I DENY THE LAST OVA EXISTS AND ALL HAPPENINGS IN IT! ... Except in Like Father, Like Son by Author-chan, because she fixes everything. Other than that, I refuse to read anything that even references it. Kenshin, die of some disease after abandoning his family? No way!
... Sorry about the mini-rant. I'm done, I promise.
Favorite: Ren/Kyoko. There is no substitute. I am firmly of the opinion that Sho is a jerk, and good riddance, though I wouldn't mind them rekindling their friendship. I can't imagine them not being rivals anymore, though.
Dislike: Sho/Kyoko that takes place after the manga begins. Not happening. Nope.
Star Trek: TOS and 2009:
Favorite: Kirk/Spock, all the way. Also Sarek/Amanda, Sulu/Chekov, Scotty/Uhura, and McCoy/Uhura. After watching the movie, I liked Spock/Uhura just fine until I ran into the word "t'hy'la" in a K/S fanfic, and now that is my OTP for both 2009 and TOS. Sorry, Uhura, I do like you, but too bad. I'm not sure why I like Sarek/Amanda so much, but I've read several really good fanfics centered around this pairing and now think that it's just sort of awesome.
Yes, the movie got me into TOS rather than the other way around. I grew up without a TV, and no one introduced me to more than a couple episodes (and they were two of the less awesome ones) beforehand. Oh well.
Dislike: Kirk/McCoy, for some reason. I can only think of them as brothers, and anything more bothers me for reasons I don't fully understand, myself.
Favorite: Canon pairings. That seems to be my answer in most cases, doesn't it? I'm pretty unimaginative, huh.
Dislike: Traditional Jedi/anyone. To be blunt: I think people really, really misunderstand the "no attachments" thing. This is probably because the Jedi Order was based in large part on the teachings of Buddhist monks, and most people don't have any sort of familiarity with those ideas. Also, our culture tends to idealize relationships and marriage. This isn't a bad thing, necessarily, but it is cultural. A lot of stories just wind up sounding really self-righteous and uninformed when they talk about how attachments are part of being emotionally healthy and how the Jedi are actually stunting or suppressing their own emotions by not marrying and on, and on.
Did you know that there are many monks (actual people living on Earth) who live like this, by choice? That many of them, likewise, start their training as young children, and that if they want to get married they must give up their robes and leave the order? And many of them do not, but they are not diminished for it. As an example: His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I don't know about you, but to me he hardly seems to be socially stunted or emotionally repressed or anything of the like. He does seem to be kind, wise, and at peace with himself in a way most of us can only dream of being.
The expanded universe books (which I generally loathe with a fiery passion and do not consider canon in any way) don't help clarify anything, largely because the authors of those books didn't understand what "attachment" means any better than anyone else. I feel like I have a better grasp of the old Jedi Order's code than most. Someday, I'll write about it. Probably with an SI!OC fic, actually. Fear me.
Favorite: Sam/Mikaela, Sam/Bumblebee, Sam/Bumblebee/Mikaela, Prowl/Jazz, and Starscream/Thundercracker/Skywarp(/Skyfire) are my favored pairings here. I know, the human/transformer pairings are a little strange, but I like them, and apparently so do a lot of other people, so there. =P Also, the only people I can stand to see paired with Optimus and Ironhide are Elita One and Chromia. What can I say?
Dislike: The third movie. As far as I'm concerned, it never happened. I don't even remember blonde girl's name. It might have worked if the director hadn't just tried to cut-and-paste her into Mikaela's role while taking a few cheap potshots at Megan Fox. I feel bad for the new actress, honestly. She didn't deserve that.
Favorite: Yami/Yugi, Bakura/Ryou, Malik/Marik, Seto/Isis, Mokuba/Shizuka, and Seto/Jonouchi.
Dislike: ...Honestly? I dislike characters being disregarded. I haven't read Yugioh fanfic in a long time, so any pairings I might completely despise aren't exactly at the top of my head.
The Snake Charmer:
I'm sorry. Especially to the person I mentioned continuing The Snake Charmer to, only to not do it. I wasn't lying; I have like half the next chapter written out, but I stopped being satisfied with it and I can't really picture it well enough in my head to write something I DO like. The first chapter flowed; this one... won't. Doesn't help that I've wandered completely away from the fandom. I DO plan on continuing this story, though. You know, eventually. Like maybe in the next five to ten years... Yeah, I annoy and disgust myself too.
Culpability and Responsibility:
I probably won't continue Culpability and Responsibility, though, and anyone who wishes to... not adopt it (like there's anything to adopt anyway), but take the idea of Catherine raising Harry, is welcome to. You'd be welcome to it even if I was going to continue. I don't want anyone stealing my work word-for-word, but if I inspire you, take off with it. I mean it.
Update - Gave permission to adopt, but was not actually adopted. Just do what you want with it, people.
More TBA. ...When I feel like it, that is.
Now, go and read!
I was an accredited beta reader at the Perfect Imagination Beta Reader Directory before the site was taken down.