Author has written 5 stories for Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and Piano No Mori/ピアノの森.
This is my first fanfiction.
I am not here because I like fanfiction - in fact, I never used to read it - and I don't plan (generally) to write stories. It's just that I want to know what happens to Chihiro and Haku after Spirited Away. I haven't planned out what happens in this story, and what I post is what I have. Other than a document I have on the characters' backgrounds and the two worlds, I don't know any more than you do. That makes it exciting for me :) I wanted to share this with people who love the characters as much as I do, and want their story told.
That being said, though I don't know if I'll be writing more after this story, I do plan on finishing this one. I've been posting (almost) daily since I started, and since it's summer break, I'll hopefully be done by the end of the summer.
It's more important than anything to me that the characters stay themselves.
I should probably say something about myself. I am 19 years old, and I just finished my first year at the University of California, Berkeley. I've tried to write fiction twice before, once in 5th grade, and once freshman year. Neither were completed, nor were they very good. However, both have taught me about what works and doesn't work in a story, and I see their influences in my writing.
My writing is very unorthodox. Please let me know if things are confusing.
It's been an adventure researching Japanese lifestyles, traditions and folklore for this story. Please let me know if anything is inaccurate.
My goal is that the characters drive the story, and in the end, the story is about more than just them, just as Spirited Away is about Chihiro, but it has a special meaning for each of us.
After all, that's why we're here.
- May, 2012
It's been over a year since I've embarked on this project - and maybe a third of the way into the 3rd draft. Thank you so much for sticking around if you've been with me since the beginning. I know a lot of you enjoyed the first version of the story very much (the second one was crap) so I've put that version up online. It's not finished, but you may find some new material as well as the ending which was never published, but may find its way into the final draft anyways.
I hope you enjoy!
Thanks for all of your support
- October, 2013
I wanted to let you all know about another project I've recently started. First, I'd like to recommend to you all the manga Piano no Mori. You may have seen the movie, but I assure you that the manga is worth it. In order to practice my writing and to share this manga with you all, (and because I was bored, to be honest) I am writing a adaption of the manga. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the manga, the fanfic is rated M and won't show up under many people's filters. I encourage you to turn off your filter and take a look at it.
Anyway, thanks for reading, and thank you for all of your support over the past two years! I really do appreciate it.
- April, 2014
I have some casual illustrations I have done for my story Chihiro. You can find them here: thoughtsformystalkers dot blogspot dot com/2015/03/illustrations-for-chihiro dot html
- March, 2015
We finally know the ending of Chihiro, almost 3 years after I started. There will be one last revision before the story is done for good. Will there be a sequel? Who knows? There are definitely scenes that I've imagined that didn't make their way into the story. (Wedding, anyone?)
Anyway, I just wanted to say, thanks for reading! I had a lot of fun writing this story and reading all of your comments and reviews!
- April, 2015
I am excited to announce that the final version of Chihiro will be published over the next months under the name The Other World. Yay! The first chapter is already live on my profile. I will be trying to update it weekly (it's not completely done, but has so much promise, I promise.) I hope you all go over there and enjoy. Thanks for reading!
- September, 2015