Author has written 3 stories for Fairy Tail.
A little bit about me and some tips:
1) Favorite genres: Romance, Angst, Adventure, Humor, Drama, Tragedy. But somehow my stories always end up swerving in the second category...what can I say? I love me some angst. Oh, and also, does "slice of life" count? If it does, that's also genre I thoroughly enjoy writing about.
2) I tend to favor manga over anime.
3) I also prefer TV shows over movies.
4) I have no preference for music, but whenever I stumble upon a new OST or an album from an anime/manga/movie/artist I particularly like, I will listen the track until I get sick of it.
5) I love cooking and baking for others. But mostly, I just like eating.
6) I have a lot of pet peeves that would probably drive any sane person up the wall, and yet none of them involves being neat or organized.
7) Tip for any writer: keep a notebook with you at all times. It's easy to forget those brief lapses of inspiration you notice throughout the day.
8) Don't think. JUST WRITE. It's better to write in short bursts where you're not consciously thinking about the aesthetics of your writing. Usually, some of my best drafts come from this process. And if you're stuck in the proverbial writer's block? Don't be afraid to step away from your writing for a while. You may stumble upon a new perspective.
9) That being said: ignore the "please update" reviews. Instead focus on the the constructive criticism and work on widening the perspective of your writing.
10) I dislike plot-less stories written for the sake for shipping two characters together. Fandoms are welcome to write what they want, but in the end, what matters the to most readers is: a) how true to the character you are (in comparison to the original) and b) how relatable these characters are to the audience (this can be done in terms of their character development, setting, etc.).
11) Last, but not least, please respect the ships other people support. Bashing on another pairing is extremely disrespectful not only to the author but also to intended audience. A lot of us write for different reasons (some are more serious than others) and no one's mentality should be undermined by an individual's thoughtless criticism.
As for my favorite pairings at the moment, here are some posted below in no particular order...
Sesshoumaru x Kagome Let's just establish that I am a sucker for mysterious (and slightly introverted) men who are impossibly stubborn, strong, handsome, etc. who fall for equally stubborn, unconventional women. forthright does an exceptional job with this pairing in Lord Charming
Fairy Tail Pairings (and other BroTPs):
Laxus x Lucy (current OTP) and Bickslow x Lucy recently became a new addition thanks to Deathsembrace137
Elfman x Evergreen It's a shame this pairing doesn't get much love on ffnet, but to anyone who supports this ship I would highly suggest checking out Chesh Writes
Gajeel x Lucy is a pairing I'm still getting used to thanks to ErzaDreyar's wonderfully crafted Outcasts
Gajeel x Levy is also a couple I ardently admire, thanks to Miss Mungoe
Laxus x Mirajane Although their characters clash more often than not, sometimes I think they work quite well together. By far my favorite story is death and dream by Asakami.
Laxus x Cana I think they'd make great drinking buddies. Reference to Drinking Buddies by Mrs.HopeEstheim
And as we all love this expected pairing, Natsu x Lucy There are too many authors which I can credit this pairing for, but if I had to choose, then I would pick A Dragon's Beloved One by KaUiA. It's an AU that sums up the wonder, the adventure, the angst, and the underlying comfort in their relationship quite well.
Raijinshuu Three authors: Chesh Writes (this group is dotted throughout a lot of her FT fics, primarily in Days We Hold Precious) & GemNika (I could tell you how wonderful her stories are but it's an experience in itself so just read everything) & koa-chan (We Are Young is a wonderful rendition regarding the main FT characters, but personally I think this author portrays the Raijinshuu the best. It's heartwarming, hilarious, tear-jerking, and eye-opening in all the social aspects you wouldn't see very often in fanfiction...and in a very good way)
Gajeel/Juvia Their friendship has endless possibilities. What drew me in was their ultimate trust in one another during the Key of the Starry Skies arc. juviass' Kiss on the Palm and Iris is a sweet portrayal of their relationship throughout the series.
Laxus/Wendy I didn't even think this BroTP was even possible until I read Kindred by slstmaraudersjple. Really, their sister/brotherly relationship is too cute.
Ouran High School Host Club:
Takashi ("Mori-sempai") x Haruhi This has been a secret OTP of mine ever since that Jungle SOS episode. There's something about the way Takashi holds himself with his reassuring smiles, his sparse yet heartfelt words and his underlying devotion to those who matter that makes a relationship with Haruhi so...natural. To see what I mean, please read rhetoricfemme's Silent Challenges.
Shizuo/Celty I wish I saw more their friendship canon (there are brief instances of reflection and comedy, but most of the time these two characters are led astray because of their respective partners/enemies). There's a lot of silent understanding between them (and I'm not just talking about how Celty can't vocally spe) and despite their vast differences in personality, they somehow make their relationship work.
Final Fantasy XIII/XIII-2/Lightening Returns:
Claire ("Lightening") x Hope This pair can actually serve as a BroTP and a regular OTP, but I like the OTP better. An older Hope Estheim has a lot of burdens on his shoulders to deal with and Lightening, as young as she still is (unchanged because of her time in Valhala), has to find ways to realign herself with someone she used to see as a child. It's an interesting couple to say in the least. At the moment, I'm digging One Hundred Reasons by RainbowSerenity, a collection of one shots with canon and AU events.
Ren ("Kuon) x Kyoko There are so many things I can say about these two characters, but what I like about them the most is how much room there is for change. The amount of depth in their characterization is astounding, and it only gets better when they acquire different roles over their acting careers. The drama is bit unnecessary (and exaggerated) at times but I think we can overlook that considering they're both a part of the entertainment industry ;) Bobapearl posts a lot my favorite stories regarding this couple; please check her out when you get the chance.
Nanatsu no Taizai:
Ban x Elaine Like almost every story in this series, theirs is heartbreaking. I admit, it's a bit strange seeing them together mainly because of their size differences (Ban is easily two times taller than her), but after finishing the Capital of the Dead arc I was sold. Especially in that scene where Elaine doesn't allow King to see her as a dead spirit before Ban does (which shows how sincere Ban is towards Elaine while King is grasping the straws on how to make his sister forgive him)
Harlequin ("King") x Diane Because their history goes far back to when they were lonely, confused kiddos
Scott x Kira These two are so stupidly cute together that I wanna shove them in a closet just so they can make babies already. My favorite stories so far have all been written by the lovely chalantness.
Stiles x Lydia Because they are each others emotional tethers.
Lydia/Kira Ever since Lydia called Kira a "Katana wielding Badass Kitsune" I've been sold.
Derek x/ Kira To be honest, I'm not sure whether I would like a friendship or a romantic relationship between the two more. It's definitely not canon (Derek doesn't have any notable interactions with Kira in season 3b-4), but it's hard not to imagine them together. Behind Kira's ramblings and awkward moments, she's genuine and honest. And that's exactly what Derek needs. He needs someone to talk to him without pity (regarding his deceased family) or motive (Kate & Peter) and Kira can offer that. Whether it's in the form of close friendship (I would say almost brotherly/sisterly) or quiet intimacies, they make a good team. A few good examples are Marvel Makes Everything Better by roxashighwind, How to Domesticate the American Gray Wolf - a guide by Kira Yukimura by heartslogos, you feel a lot like home by lizleminem and the breath that passed from me to you by punkhale.
Derek x Braeden Because they're bad-ass, funny, scarred and terribly lonely people and there's no way in hell they'll be a one-time romance. Also, despite pack dynamics, they're the true alphas because really...who else is gonna take care of the crazy group of supernatural teenagers? Currently obsessed with anything written by chaosy.
Stories In Progress:
Rumor Has It [Laxus, Lucy] Romance, Humor
He's not one to believe gossip. That is until curiosity quite literally creeps upon his door and turns his life into a game of cat and mouse. Two-shot.
It Takes Two to Tango [Laxus, Lucy] Romance
In which two seemingly opposite people collide and discover…maybe they're not so different after all. Multi-chapter fic.
Solace [Lucy] Angst, Hurt/Comfort
On a summer's eve, Lucy found herself sitting among engraved tombstones.
Against Ourselves [Yato, Ebisu] Hurt/Comfort, Friendship
But Yato-san, you didn't do anything--" "I'm begging you...just let me apologize to you, please." One-shot.
An Artist's Touch [Laxus, Lucy] Romance
It was strange that something so mundane, so ordinary, could capture her attention in an instance. But it had, and for a moment it was as if everything had crumbled away into dust and they were the only beings left in existence. One-shot.
Face Off [Laxus, Lucy] Humor, Romance
In which a terrible impression results in an impromptu battle of their most intimidating moments. Spoilers for episode 225. One-shot.
Gilding the Lily [Laxus, Lucy] Mirajane Humor, Romance
When Laxus proposed to Lucy, he didn't have the faintest idea of how they were going to pull off a wedding. Neither did Lucy. But if there was one thing they knew, it was that they wanted one together. So they decided to ask for help. "Is that a giant portrait--" "Made entirely of...flowers?" Unfortunately, help came in the form of Mirajane Strauss. Inspired by season 6 of "Castle". One-shot.
The Visage of a Bar [Mirajane] Angst, Friendship
Because behind every drunken howl, every cry of agony, every broken whisper, every flicker of doubt, and every quiet musing, they needed someone to listen. Inspired by "Bartender" manga. Drabble fic.
Little Wonders [Lucy, Natsu] Friendship, Angst (and a bit of Romance)
For every one meets, she ponders, marvels and wonders how they can afford to be so calm and carefree when the world they live in is just as bad, if not worse, than hers. And then she meets him, "Wow, you're like a cat!" Inspired by "Nineteen, Twenty-One" manwha. Multi-chapter fic.
Nanatsu no Taizai
Abyss [Elaine, Ban] King H. Hurt/Comfort, Friendship
He never understood how he could be so happy, so carefree, so alive when she was the one who died that day. Until now. One-shot.
Friend, Foe, Lover, Savior [Elaine, Ban] Friendship, Tragedy (and a bit of Romance)
Upon her last breath, she is neither thinking about the gaping hole in her chest, the future of the Fairy King's Forest, nor the lick of flames scorching her feet. Instead, she is savoring her last precious moments with the first person to consider her happiness. "Look at me, Ban." One-shot.
Once Upon A Time [Diane, King] Friendship
She finds him washed upon jagged rocks, curly moss and trickling waterfalls. Drabble fic.
Transcendent [Diane, King] Friendship, Romance
He is, and always will be, her guardian angel. One-shot.
When the World Falls Beneath Your Feet [Isla] Angst
2000 hours used to seem so far away. One-shot
Fate/Stay Night UBW
Adamantine [Berserker, Illyasviel] Tragedy
"You are strong, Berserker." Spoilers for episode 15. One-shot
Twinsies [Derek, Kira] Humor, Friendship
In which Derek is tired of becoming the butt of the joke (again) and drags an unsuspecting kitsune on an impulsive shopping spree. One-shot.
Feel free to R&R or find some new favorites authors/stories I've been following!
I also have an AO3 account! I'll be posting my stories there too, though expect FF to be updated first.
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