Author has written 18 stories for Vocaloid, Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Idolmaster, Code Geass, Durarara!!/デュラララ!!, and Hetalia - Axis Powers.
STORY THEFT: Two of my stories, "Kujibiki Lucky" and "Purple Roses," have been stolen by this user: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3177504/BETAthanyou. I have reported this to the FFN staff and am just waiting for action to be taken. This user is NOT me. On all sites, I always use the name "ikuto-sama," EXCEPT on Tumblr (I just recently changed my URL for something different.) Thank you.
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Birthday: August 16th
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Is Obsessed With: THE IDOLM@STER, Vocaloid, DRRR!, Madoka Magica, cats, PSG, and anything by Peach-Pit.
Vocaloid pairings I support: Len x Rin, Luki x Mikuo, Len x Mikuo, Kaito x Gakupo, Gakupo x Luka, Miki x Piko, and a little KaiRin.
Do I like yaoi? Isn't that obvious? I can't really name any specific favorites, but currently I am enjoying Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi. I usually read a lot of doujin, especially Shizaya and Hetalia.
Do I like yuri? A bit. It's hard to find good yuris--many of them really don't do much for me.
Things I love, in no particular order: Anime, manga, cats, music, basketball, volleyball, reading, writing, sleeping, spicy foods, and learning about different cultures.
I am a really energetic and positive person! I've been writing for as long as I can remember. I only got into writing fan-fic a year ago. I write other original stories as well, that I hope to publish someday. I admit that I am a bit of a Japanophile--I love anything Japanese. NOT a weeaboo, though. I don't go running around screaming "OH FOR DA WUV OF KAMISAMA KAWAII KAWAII DESU DESU!!" I just find Japanese culture so intriguing, and I love how respect is a really important part of the culture. The language is also beautiful, and I'm currently learning how to speak Japanese...I'm not one of those weeaboos who think Japan is the supreme place on Earth all because of anime. Now, THOSE people get on my nerves...
Anyways, I'm also obsessed with cats. And the IDOLM@STER. Don't know what the IDOLM@STER is? Go and find out! If you know about the IDOLM@STER and are a fan, I will love you forever.
A lot of people have been asking for advice or things not to do when writing fanfic, so here are the top things that really bother me in fanfic. This is purely my opinion though, so don't take offense or anything, and I won't mind if you disagree.
Well, here we go!
1. Spelling and grammatical errors.
Spelling is a HUGEthing for me. I admit I'm a bit of a spelling and grammar Nazi, but it's really important to be careful of your spelling and grammar if you want to improve. It really annoys me when someone mixes "their, there, and they're" and "your and you're" and other words that may have the same pronunciation but different meanings. Proper uses of apostrophes, commas, and colons are also important and help sentences flow better and make more sense. If there are excessive spelling errors in a fanfiction, misuse of capital and lowercase letters, and/or many grammatical errors, I'll stop reading it right then and there. Occasionally, if there are a few minor errors I'll keep reading. It's much easier for the reader to read if you use proper English, and it makes you a better writer.
2. Use of Japanese in a fanfiction.
My rule: If the fanfiction is in English, the characters should be speaking English too. I absolutely hate it when someone has the characters speaking English and all of a sudden they use simple Japanese like "Matte!" or "Sou desu ka?" I've also read fanfictions that are in English, yet the characters speak Japanese all the time, and it's just...annoying. No one cares about your apparent knowledge of the Japanese language from watching anime or using Google translator. Some people are more strict and don't believe in the use of Japanese words at all, but I think using words like "Nii-san," "onigiri" or "bento," when necessary, is okay. But using "anno" or "etto" for um and other things like that is unnecessary. Also, honorifics such as -kun, -chan, -san, or -sama are okay as long as they are used properly.And if the characters you're writing about have different names in Japanese in English, either stick to the Japanese names or stick to the English names. No mixing. But really? Don't use Japanese in excess. FOR THE LOVE OF KAMISAMA, YOU DO NOT SOUND UBER-KAWAII DESU NE.
3. Use of OC's in a fanfiction.
I'm sorry, but if your fanfiction is about a certain character from a series and your OC (or even you), I automatically lose interest. Personally, the thought that immediately comes to my mind is "Look, [insert character here] will never love you/your OC. So who the f* cares anyways?" Hmm...well, maybe that was kind of mean. But still, I've never found an OC x Canon Character story that I've actually liked. And when the canon character(s) in the story start acting out-of-character? Ugh. These things aren't really fanfiction, and they belong on Fictionpress or some place like that if they deserve it. I'm sorry, I just don't like OC x CC fics... It's okay for you to write it for your own fantasies and satisfaction, but unless your OC has some fans, it'll just come across as boring to other readers. However, if you add in OCs as side characters and are sure to flesh them out well so your readers understand, they can add good elements to a story.
4. Drabbles (fanfics less than 800 words) & chapter length.
Sometimes I wonder, "Why are these considered fanfiction?" They're just short little things and are sometimes even pointless. Admittedly, I've read a few good drabbles out there. Writing drabbles is a good way to practice writing and organize ideas, and sometimes you may include elements from a drabble in a future story. In that respect, they can be useful.
As for chapters, you should try to have the length of each chapter consistent in the fanfiction. In my opinion, a chapter should run about 3,000-5,000 words, but at a minimum, about 1,500 words. For one-shot stories, a minimum of 1,000-1,500 words is a good length. Also, when you label a short first chapter a "prologue," sometimes it's not. A prologue is "about a couple paragraphs to give you a hint about what the story will be about." All because the first chapter of the story is short doesn't mean it's a prologue--and I agree, sometimes writing first chapters of a story can be hard! I look back at the first chapters of my fanfics, and I think, "WTH, this kind of sucks." But still, you should make sure the first chapter tells a little of what the story will be about, as well as hooking the reader. The first few sentences of a fanfiction are crucialto hook a reader's attention. For me, if the story begins in a boring or cliche way, it's an automatic turnoff, and if the first two paragraphs or so just aren't getting my attention, I stop reading.
5. Dialogue & thoughts.
The flow of dialogue and thoughts is critical in a fanfiction. It affects readability and if you want to become a better writer, abide by these rules. If the dialogue is poor and everything just looks jumbled together in a fanfiction, I won't read it.
First up, paragraphing. Every time a new person speaks or someone has a thought, it's a new paragraph. Example:
"Rin-chan, what's wrong?" Len asked, a slight look of concern on his face. He affectionately brushed a few stray pieces of hair off my face.
Indentation of each new paragraph or in dialogue is also important. You can do this by pressing the "tab" button once.
Another thing, when someone is speaking, don't use a period at the end of each time they speak. If it's an ongoing conversation, use a comma instead, unless there is an exclamation point or a question mark.
Also, after someone speaks, you may want to put an action or thought there. This doesn't mean that you should be like "Blahblahblah," So-and-so said. And blahblahblah happened and blahblahblah I thought and asdkajdkasddjkasjdlaja a billion sentences afterwards. I recommend no more than 4 adding sentences after a line-and again, a good example is what I've put above.
Lastly, with thoughts, remember that they should be in italic. Also, a new thought is a new paragraph, just like with dialogue. I know dA doesn't really show italics, but if you post on other sites such as FFN, be sure to use them.
Feel free to commission me for stories! I love writing for other people. Sometimes it may take awhile, depending on my schoolwork load, but I try. You can commission me here, but it would be easier for me if you visited me on deviantART as well. I typically charge 5-12 points per story or an art/story trade. I am open to writing anything, so feel free to make a request!
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Thanks for reading! :D