Author has written 21 stories for Gravitation.
Thank you to those who have left reviews, faved a story or two, tagged a story with an alert, listed me as a favorite author or selected one of my tales for a community. I appreciate it!
I am a true middle-aged geezer. I have probably been alive longer than some of you put together. In fact, I could be your grandmother.
I only write in the Gravitation universe and within a specific time-line which blends both the anime and the manga series together. I love the Gravi boys and envision these two young men being much deeper and thoughtful than typically portrayed. I usually set most of my stories long after the anime and manga, which means their characters have developed and matured beyond the canon. Shuichi calls his lover Eiri and Eiri is more caring. It may seem out-of-character to some but my Eiri and Shuichi have grown beyond the stereotypical superficial fandom portrayals.
I like to throw a bit of humour into my work whenever possible and I will poke at these sweeties because it is fun to do so.
I rarely use contractions when I write anything, whether it be emails, curriculum or fanfiction. For fanfiction, especially dialogue, I specifically do not use contractions, to simulate the characters speaking Japanese without using Japanese words. Besides, if more people stopped using contractions and started spelling out the words they wished to use to express themselves, we would stop seeing your being used for you're when the writer meant you are.
I have a tendency to use British spellings and turns-of-phrase for most pieces.
I depend on my wonderful betareaders (yes, more than one) to make my pieces better.
1. Using Japanese in a story without a glossary at the beginning or the end. Just stop using Japanese, folks! The only time it should be used is when an English equivalent is not available, like shoji and geta. And then you need to add a glossary so your readers know what you are talking about.
2. People who do not know how to spell and do not use spell-check.
3. People who do not know grammar basics, arch of a story, visualizations and character motivation should not write. Stop writing. You suck at it. Take a writing class then try again.
4. People who throw writing out on boards without getting it beta-read first. Get yourself a betareader before submitting your work - someone who knows the grammar rules, has a clue about punctuating sentences and can spell English words correctly.
5. Mary Sue stories.
6. Script-like stories where writers insert themselves as fangirls interacting with charas drive me mad. It's over-done and boring and usually pieces of shit.
7. People who use "text message speak" in their stories. Stop it.
8. People who do not know the difference between:
A. To, Two and Too
9. Review whores. Do not beg for reviews. Do not say you will not post the next chapter until you have a set amount of reviews. If I like a story but see a 'hostage' statement at the end of the chapter, I do not review, EVER. Those of you with well-written multi-chaptered stories will never get a review from me.
New Note: I always add start/completion dates to my stories now because sometimes it takes a few years for a story to finally pull itself into a cohesive whole. The point? Don’t post a story before its time, no matter how much you want to get it out there. You want your prose to be the best they can be, not something you threw together during study hall or lunch break!
6/25/12: The following is from this website's front page:
June 4th, 2012 -- Notices:
Please note we would like to clarify the content policy we have in place since 2002. FanFiction.Net follows the Fiction Rating system ranging from Fiction K to Fiction M. Although Fiction Ratings goes up to Fiction MA, FanFiction.Net since 2002 has not allowed Fiction MA rated content which can contain adult/explicit content on the site. FanFiction.Net only accepts content in the Fiction K through Fiction M range. Fiction M can contain adult language, themes and suggestions. Detailed descriptions of physical interaction of sexual or violent nature is considered Fiction MA and has not been allowed on the site since 2002.
I have noticed quite a few people in a tizzy recently about finding out their explicit sex stories will be removed. Have you never read the terms of agreement when you post stories? It is right there in black and white! You should not be posting smut here, folks! Do like I do and find places that will allow you to post your smut there but leave this place safe for young people.
I was here when the site was purged in 2002 and just like then, the purge will NOT be pretty.
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