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Author has written 47 stories for Naruto, Misc. Plays/Musicals, Harry Potter, and Ouran High School Host Club.
Hello, and welcome to my profile. Hopefully you're either here because you like my work and want to read more of it, are about to take my poll, or have just received a kind review from me and are now wondering what I'm about. I'm afraid that this profile isn't going to tell you my name, age, occupation, or even what country I live in. Sorry to those of you who feel that you need to know those things to understand and like me; but I don't think that they're really necessary in our relationship as fellow readers and writers.
What you WILL find here, is a list of challenges that you can work on if you're waiting for one of my updates, a short FAQ that will help you get some of your most common questions answered, and save me time so that I'm not getting too many private messages, a "what to read" where I tell you what one of the in-progress works is that I'm reading, and invite you to join me in enjoying it, and my contact information so that you can reach me when you need to; whether that be to talk, ask questions, or complain about what an imbecile I am.
I hope that whatever your reason is for stopping by, it gets fulfilled.
I get a lot of reviews asking questions like "Will you ever get back to this fic?" And I wanted to announce that as of today, September 26th, 2015 - I have officially taken down any in-progress fanfic that I know will not ever be completed. This is sad news to some of you who were anticipating updates, but honestly for some of them it had been so long that just re-reading what I had made me cringe so clearly there was no way for me to continue without rewriting the whole thing. But, on a good note, this means that every single one of the incomplete fics currently remaining on my profile WILL be completed.
Challenges for you
Read and review every chapter of Hematite to receive a short (1-3 chapter) fanfic of your choosing!
-Twitter Connect Challenge!
Follow me on twitter @belovedshadow and DM me telling me telling me your favorite of my COMPLETED fics, and I'll give you a promo on my twitter page, follow you back, and give you an extra vote on my current poll!
Read and Review every chapter of every fanfic by me, and you get a fanfic (1-5 chaps) written especially for you. Any slash pairing you want as long as it's for a fandom I'm familiar with.
-Mini R&R Challenge!
Read and Review every fanfic - but NOT every chapter, and you get a mini-fic, (1-3 chaps) written especially for you. Any slash pairing as long as it's for a fandom I'm familiar with.
-Naruto is Dumb R&R Challenge!
Read and Review every chapter of every fanfic I have that is not for the Naruto fandom, and you get a mini-fic (1-3 chaps) written especially for you. Usual rules apply, it has to be for a fandom I'm familiar with, unless you've already done the fandom challenge.
-Naruto is Amazing R&R Challenge!
Read an Review every chapter of every fanfic I have that IS for the Naruto fandom and you get a mini-fic (1-3 chaps) written especially for you. Usual rules apply, one of my familiar fandoms and all that jazz.
If you can guess what my OTP is, you get a one-shot written especially for you. Limited ten guesses per person.
-Reckless Abandon Challenge!
Why is Reckless Abandon CALLED Reckless Abandon? Tell me, my own reasons for it, or a great original reason YOU thought up for it, and you get a dedication in the prequel.
Eight of my fanfic titles are direct quotations from a song that I like, or song titles. Which eight and what songs? fanfic (1-3 chaps) just for you.
Alternate Ending Challenge!
Choose one of my completed fics and write an alternate ending. You can change only the last chapter, and your alternate must be of equal or greater word count to the ending already in place. Your alternate ending will be added to the fic for a month, and you can also request a one-shot for a slash pairing of your choice.
Want me to write for a fandom that I'm NOT familiar with? In 100 or less words, persuade me to familiarize myself with it. Then, I'll write a fic for that fandom.
Add me as a friend on facebook. (www.facebook.com/shadowbeloved) and tell me who you are on FFnet and which of my in-progress stories is your favorite. I'll dedicate my next update to you.
Do three or more of the above challenges and in addition to the rewards listed above, I'll throw in an extra one-shot.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: What's getting updated next?
Easy Answer: The fanfics that are most likely to be updated next are: The Rains of Castamere, and Late Dawns and Early Sunsets, and Comfort to the Wretched. Not necessarily in that exact order.
More Complex Answer: You tell me. When I decide what gets updated, the first thing I do is go to see what gets READ. I do this by looking at how many hits a certain fanfic gets, how many reviews the last chapter received, and how many people have favorited and subscribed. Then I look at my private messages and see what update my readers seem most desperate for, then I try and decide whether or not I'm emotionally in a place that suits that particular fic. If not, I move on to the next possibility. If I'm in a flexible mood when I decide to write an update, then I'll either look at what's been left abandoned for the longest, or I'll ask ItachiSasukeSama what she wants me to update.
Question: Will you read my fanfic?
Easy Answer: Yes.
More Complex Answer: Only if you ask me to, and I may not review it right away. There is, of course, a chance that I've already read your fanfic. For a while when I was in the mood for something fresh to read, the first thing I would do was look for the works of anyone who has me on their favorite authors list, because it only seems fair that I should check out the work of people who enjoy mine. However, I know that at least a few people who have expressed that they'd rather I not read theirs, because they're worried I won't like it and don't want me to associate them with it; or they're otherwise intimidated by me in some way. I will absolutely read and review your fanfic if you ask me to, though. You can't just leave a review saying that you just wrote a fanfic and expect me to run straight off to it and R&R, because I won't unless you directly ask me to.
Question: Can we write a comp together?
Easy Answer: Probably not.
More Complex Answer: I have had a very bad experience of getting pressured and trapped into doing a comp with an absolute dolt. I refuse to put myself out there like that again. It took forever for her to get off my f*king back about it, and I'm very cautious now about who I work with and who I don't. ItachiSasukeSama is someone who I know very very personally outside of FFnet, and will always be my number one choice when I know that I can't handle a fic by myself. However, if you WOULD like to do a comp, just ask. If you already have work posted on the site, I'll go read it, and see if I think our writing styles are compatible. If you don't have anything here yet, then please be prepared to send me a sample or two (or three) of your written works so that I know what I'm working with.
Question: Do you have a favorite of your fanfics?
Easy Answer: Yes... and no.
More Complex Answer: To me, fanfics are much like family. Not children, but family. I know for SURE which ones I don't like, but it gets tricky when trying to pick out a FAVORITE, because the ones that I DO love, I have a unique, personal, and individual attachment to.
Question: Do you take requests?
Easy Answer: Yes.
More Complex Answer: I take requests, but I take my time. The easiest way to get me to write something that you want me to write is to do one of the challenges above, or give me a blowjob, or some other such nonsense. There was a point when I delighted in taking any and all requests, but again, people request some really strange shit and then I feel like an ass-hole for only saying no to the weirdos. So, usually, yes - but I reserve the right to ignore you if you want a three way between Danzo, Zetsu, and Pakkun.
Listed Main Characters: Deidara, Sasori, Akatsuki
Summary: [DeiSaso Band AU] After Konan is booted from Akatsuki, the search for a new lead vocalist begins. Deidara had not at all anticipated to hear a certain angel singing in Itachi's kitchen, nor did he anticipate the pure infatuation that followed.
My Opinion: Hands down the absolute best Deidara X Sasori story that I have ever read. Author has my utmost respect and devotion. Check it out!
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