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Author has written 10 stories for Naruto, and Yu-Gi-Oh GX.
October 2, 2016: Double updated, Going Pro is now Complete. Woo!
September 5, 2016: Updated chapter 24 of Going Pro. Look at that, less than a month! Also, none the links I created down below are working??? All the links are correct, but they started going back to this profile page instead of their destination??
August 14, 2016: Updated chapter 23 of Going Pro.
May 14, 2016: Finally updated Going Pro. Wow that took a long time. Time just flew by!
January 4, 2016: Started off the new year with a Going Pro update! I'm thinking about posting a WIP or two, because I really want feedback to know if I should continue it. Keep an eye out!
November 30, 2015: I am alive. Been working on getting Going Pro ready to post, hope to see it up soon. I've also have a few side projects, just not sure what I'm going to do with them yet.
August 6, 2015: I just passed a fanfic milestone! Love Between Sand and Nature has received 100 favorites! It took 5 years, but woo-hoo!
How I started: In 2008 (original site now gone) I started out with Gaara from Naruto fanfiction since the series had a large world and tons untold story which made it easy to manipulate for fics. At the time OC stories were popular, so I tried it. Writing was meant to be for typing improvement and to practice for original stories I wanted to work on after I leveled up. It’s given reason to research all sorts of interesting little facts that I might have never considered before. I also found writing to be therapeutic, so I kept writing fan fiction.
The writing process: With a strong background in preproduction, I research, plan, and make full outlines. Then I wait awhile before I actually write it out. This is to see if I like the idea or if I'm still willing to go through with the final process. If I don't know where to start or end a story, it gets set aside before I can get stuck. Having complete outlines prevents lagging for several months between updates as long as I have drive and motive. I no longer have a beta reader, so my postproduction process is lacking, so forgive me for any errors that slip through.
When I receive Reviews: I read all of them and I will reply to reviews occasionally if your Private Messaging is allowed. PM is fine for questions and pointing out an error/typo. If you used Guest to review about errors, then I won't keep it because I fix things right away, but I still appreciate you taking the time to do so.
If I reviewed something of yours: If I said something at all, it's to offer recognition, advice/tips, and at least subtle encouragement. If you don't like what I said in a review, that's okay, but it is not intended as a negative comment to stop writing. Don't take anything I said personally or as negative. I'm not a very good critic, but sometimes I try to find something that can be improved upon, so you can level up as a writer with community suggestions.
Fanart and Promotional Art: All my artwork for my fics can be found at http:// ravus4001. deviantart. com/. Linking to the pictures within the chapters is not allowed on FF.Net, so you may use the following links for direct gallery destinations. Ange Clair - Adventures of the Sand Siblings - Love Between Sand & Nature - Akatsuki AUs - Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (update 9-6-16, links no longer redirect correctly, ff.net must have update to disallow linking on profiles?)
Me and Shipping/OTPs: I'm not much of a shipper. I ship a little, but I don't have an OTP for every fandom I'm interested in. If it's canon, then I'm usually okay with it. I'm open to canon/OC pairings too. For my own writing, I may experiment with ships/pairings, sometimes because I like them, sometimes because I want to see how it may play out. It's all good.
You can also find me bumbling around on tumblr if you want to stalk me or just see if I'm still alive: AstralRuby (http: //astralruby. tumblr. com/) Not much yugioh stuff these days.