I'm not sharing my name... because I'm doing this anonymously... because my friends would give me no end of shit if they found out...
I'm old enough to vote, fight, die and kill for my country, but not old enough to purchase booze... makes sense.
I'm in college.
I also happen to be male.
I like Harry Potter, Naruto, Avatar the Last Airbender and recently discovered that The Legend of Zelda has spawned so pretty awesome stories.
I am also surprised at how little Gantz fiction there is on this site, it really is a universe that you could do anything with, because no one really knows all the rules and you never see the full contents of the equipment room. also the Osaka team has more than just upgraded Weapons, so you could upgrade anything so long as it was Equipment, not to mention that the same team had one member that had a FLYING vehicle. I think the problem stems from few people reading Gantz, it is dark and revels in the baser side of humanity. I have not read any yet, I just thought there would be more.
The story that actually got me started on fan fiction was The Dichotomy of Namikaze Naruto by Thundereaper. I sadly started reading it just after the last update and have been waiting for it to resume ever since.
I oddly have not read everything on my favorite list, there are one or two stories that i saw and added and just never got around reading.
Also not everything on my favorites list is particularly good, it may just have one idea that i liked or amused me before i got a little but more picky about what i read.
I am of the opinion that jbern, S'TarKan and joe6991 are gods of the written word that grace the earth with their presence. And if you have not read their work you should because you are missing out on the cream of the crop.
If you like Harry Potter and have not read Harry Potter and the Wastelands of Time and Harry Potter and the Heartlands of Time by joe6991 or Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Less Wrong then you need to both are a breath of fresh air that is filled to the brim with original ideas and because they are among some of the best pieces of fiction i have ever read, fan-made or otherwise.
The Rules of the polite fanfictioneer-
If you borrow something from an author profile it is polite to acknowledge and endorse them; if they invite you to copy something from their profile it's still encouraged. the sharing of ideas (and funny shit) would then create traffic to their fics which they will appreciate
If you wish to borrow from someone elses story ask a week in advance and and if you receive no reply, consider yourself in the clear, STILL acknowledge and endorse the Author. If you can't Remember their name... still acknowledge that it was not originally your thought, it's respectful.
If you start a story have the decency to finish it, or be cursed by the Gods of Creativity, or Muses if you like Greek mythology, to not have another original thought until it is complete.
Use a Beta, if you can't get a Beta then proof-read; If it's worth doing it's worth doing right.
Perfect dead people, examples being the protagonists' dead parents... they are always frickin' people who've done no wrong. Believable characters are as important to the story as the plot.
Addendum I- controversially they are alive and evil shits that make the characters entire life hell... once again: believable characters are as important to the story as the plot.
Excessive character bashing in a serious Fic. if it's a comedy go ahead, but i don't want to go through several pages of text about how stupid a character is to find the plot.
Ridiculous OCC-ness with no explanation. if you explain it correctly i don't care if you make Ron a loyal, well mannered, confidant lady-killer or Sasuke a well-adjusted, friendly, non-emo... thing. it would just be hard to believe unless you EXPLAIN.
The sudden acquisition of godly power without consequences. You can be a God, there just need to be unwanted side-effects; like all of your friends being terrified of you, or because you cast aside your humanity to defeat your enemy your allies try to kill you and you now have new enemies that know your weaknesses.
Addendum I- crack fics, or fics where fighting isn't the main focus can safely ignore this. good for them.
Changed but still the same, If a major point in a persons past changes, they change leading example being Sasuke in a fic where some Uchiha survive. He will still be unbalanced, but not as much and there would be differences in how he interacts with people. perhaps he goes "Hn" a little more often or with a little more variance in pitch.
Ron. that is all I should have to say. Well, to be fair, Cannon Ron, he can be written as something that doesn't make me want to kill him just to put him out of my misery
Ron/Hermione a simple extension of my not appreciating Ron. Even if Ron were rewritten, with out making him very OCC, they would never work.
Accidental soul bonds... simply because they don't make any fucking sense most of the time and that spoiled the whole idea for me. I mean really, that kind of magic would not be easy to just make happen. use an alternative, such as the accidental entwining of their magic so they can feel each others presence and general mood. the accidental partial fusing of souls is an idea so ridiculous as to be stupid. to support this, the only direct example of tinkering with a soul is horcruxes which is created with the Ritualized cold-blooded murder of an individual and another Ritual to place a shard of your soul in an object. Dumbledore also alludes to Voldemort preforming power enhancing rituals that twisted his body and mind. If you didn't notice i am of the belief that any messing about with a soul requires a powerful Ritual, which is the exact opposite of a accident.
Dumbledore. One name says so much. This asshole gets his own sub-section.
1) Forgiveness for all! just NO, this doesn't need explanation.
2) He had enough power at his disposal to send all the death eaters who claimed Imperious to prison and didn't.
3) He could have gotten a trial for Sirius and didn't, there is also no way for him to have not known that Sirius didn't get a trial because he would have overseen it in his capacity as head of the Wizengamot. or if he wasn't the head of the Wizengamot at the time, as implied by his only being seat amongest many at the trial of Karakov, he was still a member.
4) He withheld information saying "you need to enjoy your childhood" after Harry learned that a person who was for all intents and purposes immortal wanted him dead and he had just killed a man (excuses aside, he had just ended someones life), then sent him back to relatives who abused him since early childhood.
5) He stood by and watched Harry be abused. Because you don't leave the savior of the wizarding world for ten years without monitoring his well-being. there is no way in hell he could have not known about Harry's home life. a few medical charms by Pomfrey during one of his numerous stays in the hospital wing and his abusive past would have been revealed.
Snape, he says "I loved your mother" and is forgiven for every thing. one of the main points of this story is that love is the most powerful thing period. So Snape's hate of James should have been overruled by his love of Lilly and he shouldn't have treated Harry like dirt. before you start arguing this was merely for his cover as a spy, any good spy doesn't stand out from the general populous, so he should have pretended to like Harry. so in order to look like he was serving Voldemort he would need to look like he worshiped Harry for getting rid of him. You can't be a good spy if everyone is suspicious of you.
actually most of my pet peeves for Naruto are covered in the general section.
Haku- is a girl. End of fucking discussion. There will be no debate.
The Bijuu- I always have something to nitpick over... I know, it's not a particularly good personality trait.
The One-Tailed Shukaku (一尾の守鶴, Ichibi no Shukaku) sealed in Gaara of Sunagakure -I have no complants
Two-Tailed Monster Cat (ニ尾の化け猫, Nibi no Bakeneko) sealed in Yugito Nii of Kumogakure -Ditto
Three-Tailed Giant Turtle (三尾の巨大亀, Sanbi no Kyodaigame) sealed in Yagura of Kirigakure -Also Fine, but isn't really a turtle, or isn't only a turtle, it's more like an amalgam of various forms of sea life that is turtle-ish. I'm not complaining it actually makes it even more awesome.
Four-Tailed Monkey (四尾の猿, Yonbi no Saru) sealed within Rōshi of Iwagakure -Still has some semblance of rationality, but this next thing...
Five-Tailed Dolphin Horse (五尾のイルカ馬, Gobi no Irukauma) sealed within Han from Iwagakure -The FUQ? a what? Dolphin-horse? no... just no*ZAP* i proclaim you a five tailed wolf, that still fits with the earth theme for Iwa. A fucking dolphin horse... Sweet Zombie Jesus.
Six-Tailed Slug (六尾の蛞蝓, Rokubi no Namekuji) sealed within Utakata of Kirigakure -... RAGE!!!! A fucking slug? This is ALMOST as bad as the fucking Dolphin horse... IT'S A SLUG!!! the slug summing contract is lame enough, they can be killed by miniscule amounts of salt! *POOF* you're a six-tailed Salamander to fit with Kiri. and also Salamaders are much better than slugs t... A slug... fuckin' hell... I bet they could just have put down a line of salt to keep it from going anywhere... very threatening.
The Seven-Tailed Horned Beetle (七尾のカブトムシ, Nanabi no Kabutomushi) sealed within Fū from Takigakure -it's a beetle... and should have seven horns and no tails. I understand the need for consistency but still... Beetle don't really have tails... other than that it's functional... unlike that fucking ridiculous Dolphin-Horse.
The Eight-Tailed Giant Ox (八尾の巨牛, Hachibi no Kyogyū) sealed within Killer Bee of Kumogakure -Back to something i Can't complain about, but i must ask why he has tentacles and not tails... wait it's a ox-octopus :D... AN OX-tapus... ha I'm so clever, you see because ox and oc sound simil... ok i'll shut up now. STILL better than Dolphin-Horse.
The Nine-Tailed Demon Fox (九尾の妖狐, Kyūbi no Yōko) sealed within Naruto Uzumaki of... you know where he's from. -Made of Awesome.
The Ten-Tailed Beast (十尾, Jūbi) -interesting but I'd like some detail...
The sealing of the Bijuu- It is Cannon that the five- and seven-tails were sealed first. Each tail represents A giant amount of Chakra, nine human beings do not have five tails worth of chakra between them, regardless of Kisame (who in Cannon is stated as having the highest chakra level of anyone in Akatsuki). They have perhaps a little over one Tail worth. They would have to have at least an equal amount of chakra to seal a beast (or invoke a deity), so they have to seal the Ichibi First, then the Nibi, then they can pick between the sanbi and yobi. once sealed a bijus chakra counts toward the total reserves of the group, with enough Biju captured they could seal something with only one person to "direct" the flow of chakra. but they can't seal the Gobi and Nanabi untill later.
If you want to use these ASK.
I have an Idea for a string of Harry Potter stories called Tales of the Traveler, it being a string of stories that touch on each of the major recurring plots, all connected to a larger ongoing plot that will all come together in the final story. mostly Harry centric but the series will have an OC for a support character every once in a while. And the final story in the series will be OC Centric but will observe Harry. All of these stories will shift veiwpoints.
Each story will feature a number in the title, the stories happen in ascending order 1-27 but not all numbers will be used.
I also have a few ideas for Naruto-
Swords and Scars
A dreaded OC fic where Naruto was only used to contain the Kyuubi for a little less than a day before it was transferred to the OC. Naruto is raised as an Uzumaki by his mother, her marriage to Minato never being made public. The OC is treated normally, for a while, because no one knows what he contains except a few select members on the council. The OC disappears shortly following his seventh birthday, and is found again two and a half years later under less than ideal circumstances, namely having resisted ROOT torture and brainwashing by going into the mindscape and interacting with the Kyuubi. He come out of the coma and the Kyuubi give him a big burst of energy to free himself and slaughter his captors and his identity is released to ease panic. The fic starts with the beginning of Narutos last year at the academy events beforehand are covered in flashbacks.. OC centric.
Named for the scars and swords the OC collects as well as his Name.
The Red Tide
Naruto dies directly after the sealing, and come back to life for no determinable reason minutes later. He grows up much as in Cannon with the exception that the Kyuubi is working to make him stronger from the background... Naruto is "tricked" into stealing the Scroll but at Mizukis revelation simply kills him right in front of Iruka and then returns the Scroll having learned a little more just Kage Bushin... is placed on Team 7 as normal and they go off on their ridiculous adventures. His hold on the Kyuubis power leads to his style being based off of the red yoki. Naruto centric.
Half of This and Half of That (i couldn't come up with anything better... sue me)
Rooted in my dislike of perfect dead people
Minato Seals the half the Kyuubis power into each of his children Umi, his and Kushinas doughter and Naruto. The "Polarized Sealing Method" Placed the "positive" half into the girl and the "negative" half into Naruto. he survives being granted a seven year life extension by the death god. Souls can not be split, so the Kyuubi chooses to reside in Naruto to keep him from being corrupted by the negative emotions. in the uncertainty about the two children Minato chooses to make his little girls life easier and releases the information on where the soul resides, and favors his daughter slightly, Kushina is scrupulously fair with both children. because of the information is released Naruto is watched much more closely and his rapid growth above his sister is viewed with a tint of fear. neither child is abused. His rapid growth is from his desire to please and gain recognition from Minato but, backfires because his rapid growth actually makes his training less of a priority because without the Kyuubi's soul to guide the Chakra, Umi can't really control it, this leads to tension between Naruto and Minato which eventually turns to hatred on Naruto's part. Naruto and Umi actually get along very well because he is the only person that helps her make progress with control. Naruto Centric.
When someone annoys you remember it takes 42 muscles to frown about it, it also takes around as many to reach over and punch them in the face and is a lot more satisfying.
"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care about how devout you have been, but will welcome you based upon the virtues that you lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live in the memories of your loved ones." -Marcus Aurelius
The Situation in Hell
The following is supposedly an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.
Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.
One student, however, wrote the following:
First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving.
As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different Religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell.
With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.
This gives two possibilities:
1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.
2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.
So which is it?
If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, "it will be a cold day in Hell before I go out with you", and take into account the fact that I went out with her last night, then number 2 must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over.
The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct . . . leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting "Oh my God."
THIS STUDENT RECEIVED THE ONLY "A."
"Is God willing to prevent evil but not able?
Then he is not Omnipotent
Is he able but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he able and willing?
Then from whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him god?"
The definition of Philosophy, is to have questions without answers.
The definition of religion, is to have answers without question.
It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
I'm not sure where i saw this first but it was in a fic on this site
The road to Hell was ordered by the righteous, planned by the well-meaning and paved with good intentions.