Author has written 2 stories for Harry Potter, and Naruto.
None of my stories contain, or were ever planned to contain, lemons, but I am definitely still against the deletion without notice of any stories which contain MA material (by the admin's standards). Just add an MA rating, and require only people who have accounts with a registered age of 18 to access them if they really want to go that route.
And not only that, their definition of MA is fairly insane as well. If they just wanted to remove lemons...well that's bad enough. There are a lot of great fanfics out there that contained the occasional lemons. But they went beyond that to include "explicit violence" in their definition of MA as well. Are they aware that almost every single canon series people write fanfiction for would violate this? Naruto, Harry Potter, Bleach, Twilight, Inuyasha, DC/Marvel...These are all their most popular categories, all of which were aimed primarily at teenagers(or even pre-teens, but definitely universally largely for those under 18), and EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM violates fanfiction.net's policy.
How can we write fanfiction based on stories that all violate fanfiction.net's policies?
Anyway, rant is over. Onto my normally scheduled profile:
There are many things I enjoy about Harry Potter. But the single largest thing I do NOT like about the Harry Potter series is that Harry is completely useless throughout. He isn't really much of a hero, just a martyr, willingly allowing himself to be sacrificed for others over and over again, but just happening to survive through sheer dumb luck. Really, Harry is an extremely average wizard who is expected to do exceptional things over and over again. The fact that he trips his way from accidental victory to accidental victory just makes him a protagonist with truly exceptional plot armor, not an actual heroic character.
That's not to say I don't appreciate a character willing to go against great odds and defy more powerful and numerous enemies, but his success should be based on his own efforts. His own power, his own cunning, rising up to defeat his more powerful enemies. Instead, we have Harry just 'happened' to survive the unsurvivable killing curse because his mother did something thousands of parents and loved ones have done throughout history. His protection of love 'happened' to manifest to defeat Quirrell with no previous indication that such a thing existed. The Basilisk 'happened' to commit suicide by diving onto the mostly stationary and entirely unskilled Harry who just held up the sword and let the basilisk kill itself. This following the phoenix doing all of the actual fighting while Harry stood there. In book 3, Hermione just 'happens' to have TIME TRAVEL at her fingertips to fix the screw-ups of the night. The entirely random and unprecedented 'priori incantatem' saves him in book 4. He does nothing except run around and get Sirius killed in book 5, so no need for plot armor to even save him then. In book 6, again...he does nothing except watch as Dumbledore commits suicide. And in book 7, his plot armor saves him twice and even goes ahead and murders Voldemort for him. First with the Horcrux taking the AK, than the elder wand refusing to act against its master...something that was once again determined based on Harry's luck.
So we don't have a hero who does anything except be an average wizard, with the finger of god coming down to save him whenever he needs it. If anything, Hermione should be the hero of the series. She actually does stuff, even if its pretty small, by figuring out the various puzzles in each book. Or perhaps Dumbledore is the hero? He was a manipulative bastard, but he managed to arrange events to play out to Voldemort's death a year after his own death. That's impressive, if nothing else. But in reality, the hero of the story is simply Lady Luck, AKA J.K. Rowling. That's a little pathetic no matter how you look at it. Honestly, Harry might as well have waited for each of the Horcruxes to be randomly hit by lighting, then for Voldemort to trip and break his neck, rather than even bothering to try. There would have been about the same degree of luck involved, just in a slightly less complicated manner.
I get that she wanted to make Harry seem ordinary in order to be identifiable with other school children. Just a regular kid plus magic, in extraordinary circumstances. But Harry is supposed to be Voldemort's equal...In what way is that the case? They had similar childhoods, but then Tom Riddle went on to excel at all he touched in school. Of course that's my SECOND big problem with the series.
As much as I hate that Harry ends up being entirely ordinary and depending entirely on luck, I equally hate how pathetic Voldemort turns out to be. He is built up to be this all powerful master of magic. What he turns out to be is a completely insane moron who's planning ability is on par with a six year old, and who isn't really all THAT powerful anyway. Really, he just relies on the fear everyone has for him. Given that Harry, an unexceptional 14 year old can at least hold him off until luck carries him to safety, at WORST, two average aurors working together could take him down. The only two spells he actually seems to know are avada kedavra and crucio. And the death eaters are even worse. Really it says a lot more about how pathetic the wizarding world is than how dangerous the death eaters are.
So the series comes down to Lady Luck fighting against a group of incompetents in order to defend the even greater incompetents. I'm pretty sure that's not what you actually want a seven book series to boil down to when you look at it closely.
I believe this is the primary reason there is so much Harry Potter fanfiction. Not because so many people absolutely adore the series (though I'm not saying they are not worth reading. They ARE good books, in spite of the above issues), but because people read Harry Potter and they see so many ways that Harry should have been a better hero. That Voldemort should have been a better villain, for that matter, and they just itch to fix it somehow. At least that is my experience. So in all of my series, Harry will be that better hero. More powerful, more intelligent, more cunning...truly exceptional in some way. On the flip side, Luck will not particularly favor him (this is where many fanfiction authors fail. They make Harry much more powerful, and even MORE lucky than in canon), and Voldemort and his death eaters will actually be as dangerous as their reputation suggests(either more powerful, more cunning, or something...), or possibly there will be an entirely different primary enemy than Voldemort.
So, now that I have finished ranting, the following are the fanfictions I am working on
A Sage Among Wizards: Harry Potter x Naruto crossover. Naruto is dying at the age of 190 but is afraid of the Juubi's release upon his death. Therefore he sends his soul forward through time, carrying the Juubi and his other powers with it, until he joins with the soul of Harry Potter on October 31, 1981. This is a super!harry story (the only Super story I have planned). Harry is basically created as a re-creation of the Sage of the Six Paths, so hes very nearly a god. Actual direct physical combat is generally not going to be the primary conflict here. Still, I have some pretty interesting things planned.
If the Villagers Were Right: Naruto fanfiction. What if the villagers were right about Naruto afterall? What if he really WAS the Kyubi in human form? The Fourth's seal might have held back the chakra of the nine-tailed fox, but what is the mind of an infant less than an hour old against that of the greatest of the ancient tailed-beasts. Will feature a naruto/kyubi who is not exactly evil, but is fairly amoral and dismissing of humans who are not personal friends as completely insignificant. Trickster fox!'Naruto'.
Future fictions in the planning stages
The Power of Souls: Harry Potter fanfiction. This story was inspired by the many interesting stories about Harry absorbing all of Voldemort's memories when he absorbs the piece of Voldemort's soul in the horcrux. However, that makes things a little too easy on Harry (already knows where all but one, or possibly two if Nagini is created, Horcruxes are, is at least as powerful as voldemort at that moment, and generally gets stronger quickly...there just isn't a lot of different directions you can go with that, so its mostly all been covered). However, this story will be about what happens if their souls merge, but no knowledge comes with the merging...just all of voldemort's talents and personality traits. A Harry Potter who has the potential to truly be Voldemort's equal, but to what degree will he follow Voldemort's own path? A dark!Harry story. Quite possibly evil!harry, but you will have to decide on that one for yourself.
Goblet of the Eternal Flame: Harry Potter fanfiction. Inspired by Chunin Exam Day and Time Braid. Harry Potter is stuck in a time-loop. The Triwizard tournament is repeating itself again and again. But why are there more tasks now, and why are they so much more difficult? Why does he keep dying? How hard can it be to win a stupid tournament and defeat a dark lord? Apparently a lot harder when luck is no longer on your side.
Twisted Destiny: Harry Potter fanfiction. Harry and Luna are among the few magical survivors of a decades long world-wide war which Voldemort started after Harry failed to stop him during the battle of Hogwarts. The war is finally over and Voldemort is destroyed, but nothing remains for them. True time travel proves impossible, but blindly leaping to another dimension is not. With little to lose, the slightly insane pair make the leap and find themselves in a world where nothing is quite the same as they remember.
Son of Fire, Child of Shadow: Naruto fanfiction. Minato lives, but devastated by his wife’s death even six years later, he sees Naruto as a constant reminder of his loss and gives the child to Danzo. Three years later, he realizes what he has done, but finds not the overly enthusiastic and loving boy of Naruto’s childhood, but a cold and powerful young ninja filled with hatred for his father. Desperate to regain that love and spirit his own actions destroyed, Minato will do anything to earn his son’s forgiveness during a time of great upheaval and danger in the ninja world. This will be a Naruto is the Jounin-sensei for Team 7 story.
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