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Author has written 33 stories for One Piece, and Natsume Yūjin-Chō.

minima maxina sunt

The title is latin for 'the smallest things are the most important.' Hopefully, in six chapters, I will be able to explain what it's supposed to mean.Though I am posting this separately, 'minima maxima sunt' is an extension of 'this is the price that has been paid in full.' This means that it is likely that there will be no conclusion, or closure even at the end of the series. Please bear this in mind.


FAQ (more questions are welcomed)


"Why are some of the titles lower-case?"

The first lower-case title started with 'the heart breaks but broken lives on.' This was because I wanted the title and the summary to be read in two ways. One being, 'the broken heart lives on for the two years they spent in pain.' The second being, '(This fic is dedicated, or) for the two years they spent in pain.' It was also because 'The Heart Breaks But Broken Lives On' seemed too much like I was making a grand statement which was exactly the opposite of what I was intending for. I'm trying to fill the small, painful moments that would otherwise go unnoticed. The stories that are lower-case are more or less angst, and I tried to convey that broken-ness by making the titles visually less stable and incomplete.

"Will you do parings and/or slash?"

If I wrote romance of any kind, people would cry; it would be that horrible. That being said, I don't mind pairings and/or slash and so I don't mind people reading my fics as if they were. However, if I were ever to write romance, I'd probably go for couples that are officially canon, meaning the OP fandom won't be getting any romance fics from me anytime soon.


"Your style is so simple!"

This is more of an observation more than a question, but I get this a lot too. I suppose the reason why I write this way is because I write for One Piece and keeping it simple and to the point seems right. I want to show you what I see, in a way that'll doesn't make me feel like I'm in my readers' face. Sometimes it means my fics become very very cryptic and sometimes readers take it complete differently from how I intended it to be but that's okay. I try to keep my language simple too. I could write 'Nami expostulated' but come on, this is Nami and One Piece. Nami doesn't expostulate, she bitches. Or at the very least, grumbles and nags before punching whoever into submission.

"The Japanese you use in your fics!"

Using another language in an English fic can drive some people crazy so consider this a warning: I do not and will not use phrases, like 'gomennasai.' However, in One Piece fics, I will use -san, -chan, katana and nakama. I sometimes use 'shenchou(captain) but not so often anymore. These four words will appear again and again in my fics because I feel that they are important. Sanji calling Nami just 'Nami' or Brook calling Luffy just 'Luffy' sounds too bare and out of character for me. I actively prefer the term katana because 'sword' sounds like a double edged, blunt weapon that is used for thrusting. And last, nakama because I read the Japanese version of OP and Oda seems to emphasize that word. I use 'nakama' and 'friend' and 'crew mates.'

In Natsume Yuujinchou, I use '-san' '-dono' '-kun' '-sama' 'yarou' and Hiiragi's title for Natori which is 'nushi-sama(master).' I read the Japanese version and these titles reflect the delicate interaction between each other so not using these terms would make them feel very OOC.


January 8th, 2012

I recieved this amazing fanart for 'Next Time Won't You Sing With Me' Letter E! Ancr was kind enough to draw this and give this to me and, well, wow. My first fanart :) The link is below, take out the blanks for those who want to see it!

ht tp : // ancr24.deviantart .com/art/ One-piece-Eleutheromania-277948298

May 28th, 2012


I'd like to ask readers a favor; reading, reviewing, and reccing my stories are always loved but I can't really say the same for removing my fics off this site. I understand that you may want to show other people my fics but please just add a link. Please do not remove my fics off this site before my explicit permission. To those who alread did, I get it, no biggie but changing that to a lnk would be greatly appreciated. If anybody else ever come across my story that's not here, a PM would be great. Thanks!

June 29th, 2012

Thanks to Ania.lHeart221 Moments Like This is translated in Italian!

http://www. efpfanfic. net/viewuser .php?uid=206622

February 9th, 2014

An amazing comic of "Did I Ever Tell You?" by R-jaara ! I was blown away by the beautiful art! Much thanks!!

http://r-jaara. tumblr. com/post/74972415327/before-all-you-have-to-read-akurosas-stories-if

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Stillness before the Storm reviews
The stillness before a storm is a sign of danger - but only to those who recognize the storm. Set during Luffy's declaration at Enies Lobby. Planned to be three independent one shots from the POV of Usopp, Chopper and Zoro.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 418 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 19 - Published: 4/19 - Luffy, Zoro, Usopp, Chopper
Snapshots of Time reviews
He's reminding Chopper to breathe for the fourth time when Luffy declares that his soup is the best thing he's ever had, utterly sincerely despite having said the exact same thing about the pie this morning, and Sanji can't help grin back at his captain and think what dumb luck indeed. A prompt fic of ten themes.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 936 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/9 - Luffy, Straw Hats P. - Complete
On a Need to Know Basis reviews
They never tell each other they care. They never really have to.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 997 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 9 - Published: 3/17 - Luffy, Zoro, Nami - Complete
Like When a Fox Falls reviews
Last time, he saved them. This time, they'll find him. A modern-reincarnation fic, rated for language.
One Piece - Rated: M - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,834 - Reviews: 185 - Favs: 307 - Follows: 323 - Updated: 2/23 - Published: 9/13/2013 - Luffy, Straw Hats P.
Moments Like This reviews
Simple and sweet Zoro&Luffy nakamaship moments. Standard disclaimers apply.
One Piece - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 52 - Words: 25,222 - Reviews: 859 - Favs: 719 - Follows: 596 - Updated: 2/3 - Published: 9/18/2010 - Luffy, Zoro
Though Storms Keep Out the Sun reviews
Even when they're not together they're still connected. It's just in a way nobody in the world (not even themselves) can see. Set during the two year separation.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,175 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/20/2013 - Luffy, Straw Hats P. - Complete
Exceptions That Make the Rule reviews
The two were idiots and they were supposed to be easy targets. Luffy & Zoro & Nami friendship,
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,666 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 14 - Published: 11/6/2013 - Luffy, Zoro, Nami - Complete
this is the price that has been paid in full reviews
Some days, it's the ridiculously small things that break them and make them start over again.
One Piece - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 9,870 - Reviews: 382 - Favs: 411 - Follows: 355 - Updated: 10/2/2013 - Published: 3/25/2012 - Luffy, Straw Hats P.
Trust Fall reviews
Chopper learns not to fear heights. AKA Chopper learns that when Nature-logic meets Zoro-logic, Zoro-logic wins. Set shortly after Chopper joins the crew.
One Piece - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 842 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/6/2013 - Zoro, Chopper - Complete
But Sometimes It Needs To Be Said reviews
Zoro displays a rare show of affection for his captain who is drowning in guilt because actions speak louder than words, but sometimes what needs to be said, needs to be said. A semi-partner fic with 'Actions Speak Louder Than Words' in title & summary only.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 505 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 16 - Published: 7/1/2013 - Luffy, Zoro - Complete
Desperate Times and Measures reviews
"If you were going on a trip," Bartholomew Kuma loomed before him. "Where would you like to go?" Tag to chapter 513 on why Zoro went where he went.
One Piece - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 268 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/27/2013 - Zoro - Complete
Lord Luffus, Earl of Monkey reviews
In the largest and most powerful kingdom of Grand Line, was King Gol Rodger, the man who had all the fame, power, and wealth in the world. On his deathbed, the King announced to his Heirs with a laugh, "The throne? It's yours for taking—if you find One Piece that is. The one who claims One Piece will be crowned King!" One-shot AU.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,026 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 30 - Published: 5/13/2013 - Luffy, Zoro - Complete
minima maxima sunt reviews
The smallest things are the most important. An extension of 'this is the price that has been paid in full.' Please read author's profiles for full warnings.
One Piece - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,150 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 4/19/2013 - Published: 2/9/2013 - Luffy, Straw Hats P.
Blinded reviews
The swords are crying, she had said. I'll train hard till I can retrieve all the masterwork blades from the hands of criminals, she had vowed. Set after Alabasta & Enies Lobby Arc. NOT romance.
One Piece - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 530 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/4/2013 - Tashigi, Zoro - Complete
Look Closely and Listen Harder reviews
Brook can't help but flinch whenever he sees the green headed swordsman. Zoro decides enough is enough. Set after Brook joined the crew.
One Piece - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 764 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/9/2013 - Brook, Zoro - Complete
before i met you i never knew reviews
Touch is faith so Luffy gives it. Touch is potential pain yet Zoro accepts it. Touch is control and Nami hates it. Somehow, the three of them work. Luffy&Zoro&Nami friendship.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,286 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 15 - Published: 7/12/2012 - Luffy, Zoro, Nami - Complete
i blind myself to who, in truth, you are reviews
Natori Shuuichi doesn't understand. He doesn't know-
Natsume Yūjin-Chō - Rated: K - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 666 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/24/2012 - Takashi N., Natori S. - Complete
for forever and a little longer reviews
She would leave them one day. For a fleeting moment though, Nami wished she didn't have to. Luffy, Zoro and Nami friendship.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 696 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 12 - Published: 1/26/2012 - Luffy, Zoro, Nami - Complete
the heart breaks but broken live on reviews
for the two years they spent in pain.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,292 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 219 - Follows: 30 - Published: 1/21/2012 - Luffy, Straw Hats P.
Next Time Won't You Sing With Me reviews
The Straw Hats' ABCs. Short stories, all Luffy-centric with crew member interactions and sometimes, with Ace. Mostly fluff and no pairings.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 10,555 - Reviews: 201 - Favs: 277 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 12/26/2011 - Published: 7/27/2011 - Luffy - Complete
Keep Friends Close And Keep Rivals Closer reviews
Private moments between two friends-though they'll probably never admit it. Shanks & Mihawk friendship. Bit of angst, bit of humor. I think.
One Piece - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,458 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 187 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 9/27/2011 - Published: 6/12/2011 - Shanks, Mihawk - Complete
Swallowed Alive reviews
Zoro's cursed blade affects him more than he lets on. Character study, maybe a bit AU.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,023 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 9 - Published: 7/16/2011 - Zoro - Complete
For I Am Proud reviews
Luffy, before he leaves the island to go back to his crew after the two year time slip. He remembers his brother and his first mate and thinks he can finally understand.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 636 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 14 - Published: 7/5/2011 - Luffy - Complete
Turning Point reviews
Because everybody has one, and for Sanji it's when he finds that his nakama's been tortured. One shot, Zoro and Sanji friendship, rated for non-graphic violence.
One Piece - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 640 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 12 - Published: 6/14/2011 - Zoro, Sanji - Complete
Did I Ever Tell You? reviews
Because some moments are just so perfect and you can't let them go without making sure. A friendship/family fic for the crew. Set after Franky joins.
One Piece - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 570 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 13 - Published: 6/11/2011 - Straw Hats P. - Complete
I Must Go Down to The Seas Again reviews
Set after the fight with Enel, Luffy and the rest of the crew nakamaship, topped off with captain and first mate understanding. Angst, do not like do not read.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,470 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 12 - Published: 5/27/2011 - Luffy, Zoro - Complete
What Will Be Remembered reviews
Luffy remembers what matters. He only remembers what matters. One-shot, Luffy and the whole crew nakamaship. Set during the Enies Lobby Arc.
One Piece - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 866 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 11 - Published: 4/28/2011 - Straw Hats P., Luffy - Complete
The Day the White Hilted Katana Cries reviews
Zoro mourns for his dead childhood friend, and where is his captain? Friendship-centric, in which Luffy takes care of Zoro for once.
One Piece - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 539 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 11 - Published: 4/2/2011 - Luffy, Zoro - Complete
Breathtaking, in So Many Ways reviews
It's not only beauty that can take your breath away. The Straw Hat crew members learn this when they find the injured Zoro-and watch Luffy approach his injured first mate. Zoro and Luffy nakamaship. Set during the Thriller Bark arc.
One Piece - Rated: K - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 4,424 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 433 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 3/30/2011 - Published: 2/4/2011 - Luffy, Zoro - Complete
Great Minds Think Alike reviews
Zoro and Luffy each sacrifice what is most important to themselves for the other but at the end of the day, it doesn't matter. One shot, Zoro and Luffy nakamaship.
One Piece - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 864 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 213 - Follows: 23 - Published: 12/24/2010 - Luffy, Zoro - Complete
Actions Speak Louder Than Words reviews
Zoro displays a rare show of affection for his captain who is drowning in guilt. AU but only because in the manga, Zoro never meets Luffy right after Ace dies. One shot, NOT slash just nakamaship.
One Piece - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,174 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/26/2010 - Luffy, Zoro - Complete
Do Not Swallow Your Tears reviews
How Zoro makes sure Luffy gets the comfort he needs. Set after Usopp leaves the crew. Zoro and Luffy friendship.
One Piece - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 529 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 180 - Follows: 15 - Published: 9/25/2010 - Luffy, Zoro - Complete
Freedom is Not Just About Having Wings reviews
Nami asks Luffy why he hadn't fought back. Luffy's answer is surprisingly simple. No pairings. Only alot of Zoro and Luffy nakamaship.
One Piece - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,317 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 239 - Follows: 24 - Published: 9/16/2010 - Luffy, Zoro - Complete