Author has written 5 stories for Harry Potter, Naruto, and Hannibal.
My name is Noa, I'm a full time student in University with a part time job trying very desperately to squeeze in time to maintain my sanity and finish my novel, and on the side I get these strange notions that I have time to write FanFiction. I'm guessing that that's why the 'maintaining my sanity' portion of time is constantly disappearing.
As for stories, I usually read in the Harry Potter, Torchwood, Assassin's Creed, and Naruto categories, although some of my favorite stories come from outside of these, and beyond them I've found myself reading Firefly, Doctor Who, Avengers, and much more. While I am a sucker for fluff/angst/silliness of certain characters, ships, and tropes, I firmly believe that the best stories lie not in what characters they contain or ships they sail, but rather a polished style of writing combined with a well developed and executed plot, and most ships can sail if well written, and in the long run if the story is good, it does not need a ship to keep me reading.
Stories that have stuck with me:
The Man With No Name - Frostfyre7 - What intrigued me first was the crossover--Firefly and Doctor Who?--although I was skeptical that it could go well. A sort of 'too good to be true' feeling. But I started reading, and more than once found myself with a grin on my face at the beauty of it. One of the best things about Frostfyre7 is the attempts to taking on a style and sticking to it. What I've read of Ff's other works agrees with what I found in The Man With No Name - the style always starts out a bit strong, strong enough to make it's point but bordering on the edge of trying too hard, but as the story progresses so does the writing, relaxing more naturally into the style. I have not read much in the Firefly category, so I cannot compare to category tropes or whatnot, but Frostfyre7 did an excellent job in combining characters here.
Twenty Matters of Pride to Hyuuga Neji - Kraken's Ghost - I will say that the first of these three I read was Twenty Unknown Secrets of Maito Gai, and I absolutely loved how Kraken's Ghost took that common writing exercise and turned it into a story. Then I read Twenty Matters of Pride, and found that style better three-fold. But really, if you read one, you should read all three.
To Sink Into the Earth - Vyscaria - a short story focusing on one of the guards of Assassin's Creed. If you've played AC, you know how many guards get killed throughout the course of the game, without any story or apology, which is strange considering that every time you kill a target you have a reason, and every time you kill a civilian you desynchronize a bit with the warning "Altair/etc., did not kill innocents". So what about the guards?
Currently following/worth checking out:
The Never-Ending Road - Laventadorn - One of my favorites at the moment for how much it focuses on plot and story progression.
The Open Door - RoslynStVincent - (on here in French, on AO3 in English). A bit more of a romance story than most of the long ones I follow, but after reading a bunch of pretty bad fluff I was glad to find something with a plot and good style to go along with it.
Oasis - Renaerys - Being that it is in the Naruto category, I was NOT expecting to find a zombie story. Yet here we are. Centered with the strangest two charcters to be stuck together, as well - Ino and Kimimaro? Hasn't been updated since February, and Renaerys has started working on other things since, but I can hope...
Status of my stories:
Ongoing: A Fire Does Not Seek a Forest (It Burns it All the Same). Crossposted to AO3 (username thenoacat). Updating slowly, but still updating.
Harry Potter and the Slytherins -
Of Water and Ink - this WILL be finished.