Author has written 1 story for Naruto.
God damn I have been here longer than I thought. At the time of this writing in 2016 its been five years at least, since I made my original profile in 2011.
Since then I have been reading fanfiction after fanfiction, mostly centering on Naruto and Harry Potter, due to the depth of those fields. Means more gems, polished and unpolished, broken and cracked or not, to be found in the pool of shit that is fanfiction. Right now I have managed to save nearly 200 of those gems under my favorites. Counting the stories that I left unfavorited or forgot to favorite because they are the same author or for some other inane reason, that brings me up to over 200.
I have read a lot of stories. Probably closer to 400 or 500 if I am generous. Because of that I like to think I got a good feel for fanfiction at this point in time.
I have my likes and my dislikes, that is for sure. And they will heavily influence whether I read a story beyond the blurb, or the first few chapters or not. (Quitting part way through the story happens less than me simply passing over the blurb, far less.) But I can look beyond them I have found.
I like to look past grammar, spelling, and even bad english to try and see the meaning behind the words. Though unfortunately poor english has in at least one case prevented me from enjoying a story that I really would have otherwise. I feel bad because the author had the most clear case of english as a second language I had ever seen, and despite that I could STILL understand what he was saying, even if it shot the flow of the story to hell.
I like to see an author grow, see their work improve over time. Sometimes it will happen within the span of a single fic, like Third Fang and his first one of Yet Again With A Little Extra Help. Other times it will happen more slowly over the course of many stories, such as it has with Kenchi618, who I remember being surprised that I could see how his writing changed over the course of his stories.
And just as I have seen some authors grow, I have seen others wither away and leave Fanfiction.net entirely. In some cases I came across their abandoned fics, left alone to rot. Sometimes I found they were still reading the work of others on the site, and found out their reasons for their fics' demise.
I have seen others grow beyond FF, publishing their own work and giving a mention of it before leaving for their own reasons, possibly to devote themselves to professional writing. I have also seen some stay despite managing to publish their work.
I have seen a lot. Seen things work and not work. When I can be bothered and I see something good, even if it is old, I sometimes try to reach out to the author in a review, ask them to continue it, to bring the unfinished potential of their abandoned fic back to life. I can understand of course that some things cannot be saved. But when I see an unfinished gemstone lying forgotten, or broken, it saddens me greatly to see such potential lost.