Author has written 1 story for Naruto.
Despite the name CaptainLaughs, I do not necessarily focus on comedy. There's likely to be at least a little of it in anything I write, if only because I think that reflects real life accurately, but I'll try not to force jokes.
I'm a fan of a large number of things, mostly in the category of Speculative Fiction.
When it comes to Fantasy, I love the Lord of the Rings, the Harry Potter series, the Song of Ice and Fire series, the Dresden Files, and the Chronicles of Amber, among others.
In terms of Sci-Fi, I have an abiding love for Dune, the works of Isaac Asimov, David Weber's Honor Harrington books, and plenty more.
That's a start on the books. I love fiction in pretty much every form and medium, from movies and TV shows to webcomics to video games. Each has something unique to offer, the way I see it.
When it comes to Anime and Manga (which are a relatively recent discovery for me, in comparison to just about everything else) I've enjoyed Monster, Code Geass, Black Lagoon, and Hellsing, for a start.
If asked to pick a favorite anything, the answer would likely change over the course of 24 hours.
When considering any given work of fiction, I tend to love it for one (or more) of three things: Characters, Plot and Style. The last is hardest to define, and there's overlap between all three, of course.
When I set out to write anything about any characters, whether it's short or long, original or fanfic, there is always one question I try to ask myself: what is day-to-day life like in this world? If I can't answer the question, that means I don't have a handle on the characters. Our everyday lives reveal things about us that DRAMATIC EVENTS do not, and those things can be equally important. If you want to get a feel for a character, don't just ask "does he kill people?" or "is he a good guy or bad guy?" Also ask questions like "what does he usually eat for dinner?" or "does he keep his bedroom/house/apartment clean?" The answers can be revealing and helpful. Similarly, if trying to make up a new species in a fantasy or sci-fi setting, try to start with the basics, like what they eat. Are they herbivores, omnivores or carnivores? The answer will probably determine a lot about their society.
Of course, when creating anything, the most important thing is to fit the story-logic and entertain. I strive for a degree of realism, but too much can be as bad as too little sometimes. And if a story isn't enjoyable, entertaining or meaningful in some way then technical merits don't amount to much.
Current Project(s) status:
Genin to Hokage (A Naruto Fic, obviously): On hiatus as of 9/2/2014
The story will resume as soon as possible, which should be within a month at most.
Naruto Fic Recommendations:
Team 8 by S'TarKan
It's For a Good Cause, I Swear! by Sarah1281
Time Braid by ShaperV