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Joined 06-23-11, id: 3014827, Profile Updated: 10-15-11
Author has written 7 stories for Naruto, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Ōkiku Furikabutte/Big Windup!/おおきく振りかぶって.

Yo. I'm actually more of an artist than a writer, but there're some characters that you want to spend more time with so badly that you just have to write fics for them, ne? Ne?

Anyway, I first was introduced to Japan through its art (tea gardens, shoin zukuri, and hokusai prints), but some time in middle school I found anime. I think my first was either Yu Yu Hakusho, which remains one of my favorites, or Inuyasha, which I've never watched to completion, but also love. Since then, I've watched way more anime than was good for me or my GPA. Anime got me interested in the language, which I still can't speak, read, or write after two years of study. I had a lot of fun trying to learn it, though, and adored all my senseis. I still hold a grudge against S-sensei, however, for laughing at me when I answered a question with a shrug of the shoulders and a flop of the hands, palms up and out to the sides. Apparently this is a stereotypically American gesture, and it amused him to no end. If you ever go to Japan, avoid this gesture, although the Japanese will probably be politer than S-sensei (who claims to be thoroughly Americanized), and withhold their mirth.

My love of manga and anime made me want to study the arts of Japan even more, and I took a few courses on the subject. The pen name Rinpa is actually the name of a school of artists including Tawaraya Soutatsu, Ogata Kourin, and Sakai Houitsu. Other favorite artists include Hasegawa Touhaku, Kano Tan'yuu, Sesshuu, and whatever groups of people painted the 12th century Genji Monogatari Emakimono and the Heike Nokyo. There's also a really adorable statue of Miroku (not the perverted monk from Inuyasha, but his namesake) at Chuuguuji that I love.

Umm... Sorry for rambling about irrelevant things. Anyway, yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

This is totally random, but if I could be any anime character, I think it would be Haibara Ai from Meitantei Conan. Damn, that girl has class, and she's a research scientist to boot! XD

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Stupid Face by Sakurazukamori6 reviews
Watanuki decides to take a different approach to dealing with his mortal nemesis. Doumeki/Watanuki
xxxHOLiC - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 41,163 - Reviews: 279 - Favs: 405 - Follows: 424 - Updated: 2/23/2012 - Published: 3/8/2009 - K. Watanuki, S. Doumeki
Oro's First Time by Ada Kensington reviews
His name is Jiraiya, and this is his story. It is 1975, the swinging seventies, and the Sannin are in their final year at the University of Konoha. Not that they're all that interested in studying. A birthday fic to celebrate the great snakey one himself.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,414 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/27/2008 - Orochimaru, Jiraiya - Complete
Splitting Hairs by stalkymcgee reviews
ANBU era. KakaYamish. Kakashi gets Tenzou to drop his towel. Not nearly as sexy as it sounds.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,678 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/3/2007 - Kakashi H., Yamato - Complete
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The Taste of Life reviews
Kakashi refuses to be in love with his kouhai. Can Tenzou change his mind? Sequel to "When We Could Die Tomorrow." - - I just couldn't leave things like that between them… KakaYama
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 45,774 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 2/24 - Published: 8/23/2011 - Kakashi H., Yamato - Complete
Abe and Mihashi Unexpectedly of One Mind
Mihashi is freaking out for reasons unknown, and Abe has just about had it. Just when he thinks they've hit rock bottom as a battery, he is forced to acknowledge an unpalatable truth that sheds new and scary light on Mihashi's behavior. Will the cool-witted catcher be able to suck it up and lead the battery back to normalcy, or will a wild pitch derail his plans? AbeXMihashi
Ōkiku Furikabutte/Big Windup!/おおきく振りかぶって - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,496 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/16
Cost reviews
Naruto has grown into a fine hokage. His wisdom is the sort that's frequently indistinguishable from idiocy, but with Shikamaru by his side to temper his idealism, Konoha is in good hands. There's no need—no place—for Kakashi anymore.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,375 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 10/9/2011 - Published: 9/28/2011 - Naruto U., Kakashi H. - Complete
Lost Legend reviews
Youko Kurama once stood at the top of the world of finance. Now he's Minamino Shuuichi, the careful, cautious secretary. Can the eccentric CEO Jaganshi Hiei help him take back his former identity? Kurama X Hiei
Yu Yu Hakusho - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,422 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 9 - Published: 10/6/2011 - Kurama M., Hiei
Two Requests reviews
Iruka and Kakashi begin to realize that they are attracted to one another, but somehow, things just aren't going smoothly. Rated T for now, but may be changed later. KakaIru
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 24,838 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 7/22/2011 - Published: 7/4/2011 - Kakashi H., Iruka U. - Complete
When We Could Die Tomorrow reviews
In the shinobi world, where we all know that we could die tomorrow, there're only two ways to deal with relationships. Either you move fast, or not at all. KakaYama
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,330 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/16/2011 - Yamato, Kakashi H. - Complete
Late Night Appreciation reviews
Iruka is grateful to Kakashi for not failing Naruto. What better way to show it than to wake the poor man up in the middle of the night? Light KakaIru.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,844 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/25/2011 - Kakashi H., Iruka U. - Complete