Author has written 12 stories for Inuyasha, and Naruto.
If I write when inspiration hits me, it goes a lot faster. But Muses come and go... they're fairly fickle creatures.
Copyrights... I don't really care about them. As far as I'm concerned if anyone wanted to copy anything of mine, they can just go right ahead. It's kind of flattering actually to think anyone would even bother...
To me a story is a message, which creates an effect through being exposed to a lot of people. The more people who spread ideas around the better... in my opinion anyway. Why cut off the flow of information if you really want to create a splash on the world? In such a sense isn't a copyright counter-productive to the improvement of humanity, particularly when it comes to things like art?
If all other arguments fail, consider the following: Naruto as a piece of fiction has the most fanfiction writers. It is also the most popular manga right now and many people know about it.
If anything, having people write fan fiction for your stuff is probably the most effective form of advertisement available on the webs.
Acknowledging people for being sources of inspiration should be considered a virtue, not a legal obligation.
That's just my stance on the matter. Everybody's entitled to their own opinion on the matter... whatever that counts for.
Here's a list of anime/manga I like:
Lesser known manga titles are longer so I can't remember off top of my head right now
In general I like fantasy and sci-fi theme, or mixed.
I think I might start putting down a sort of list of storyline ideas here. If anyone is interested they can take what's here and work with it, no need to ask for permission either. God gave us Free Will. Use it. Just next time you go to a bar... talk about it. Lol.
Oh yeah. I'm biggest fan-writer of Naruto. I did try to write an Inuyasha one once, and still intend to. Those two worlds along with Ruroni Kenshin and Yu Yu Hakusho are the easiest for me to come up with stories for. I'm not as good with Trigun in my head, but have come up with some things. Yu-Gi-Oh is also easy to fanfic. Pokemon, I don't really remember all the characters. Other fiction worlds I like include Harry Potter, Trueblood, and a few other sci-fi genre fictional works. I used to watch Hercules and Xena Warrior Princess a lot, so Greek myths are awesome to me. X-Men... Spiderman... those kinds of worlds fascinate me as well. That's all for now.
Romantic relationship types I like:
Partnerships. Two people forming a relationship because they want to achieve something together. Common goal journey = Love
Mutual value. Two individuals really respect each other, and decide to form a relationship for the sake of progeny.
Family circle relationships that manage to work out, i.e. Childhood friend scenario.
Forced-pairings that manage to work out due to massive traumatic event, anxiety... Angsty relationships galore.
Love Me Hate Me Don't Leave Me major angst drama Emo-style
Force of habit. Two people are just together so often due to life circumstances they decide to tie the knot because they can't stand idea of losing each other. Also kind of angst-galore, but more positive spin.
I'm sure there are others, but those are the types of plots I like best.
Examples of pairings I like: