Author has written 1 story for Sliders.
If anyone is reading my profile (I wonder why?) then I have a place to send you to. I am fond of Naruto fanfiction, and would like you to remind that TV Tropes has quite a lot of recommendations to give. That's what started me on it BTW.
Just be warned, it's a mild time sink. :)
Now that's it's out of the way, my preferred character descriptions.
Naruto - kindhearted period. That's the basic requirement, jerks need not apply.
Hinata - Naruto's girl. They're just that cute together.
Shino - Stoic, logical and fair.
Kiba - Arrogant but able to accept one's own shortcomings. Not a jerk.
Anko - Older sister figure in Naruto's life. No matter how much of a bad influence one of them is on the other one, though for the life of her Kurenai can't tell who'll be the one. :P
Hiashi - A father who really cares but has troubles expressing it.
Sakura - not the evil bitchy one.
Sasuke - preferrably not a broken record 'I am an Uchiha, an elite. You are beneath me. I will kill my brother and everyone in my path will die.' The guy ought to get a clue, not a single dojutsu user ever became a Kage in the entire series. Puts a damper on the 'elite' remark, doesn't it? The only one who ever came close was Madara, with brainwashing Yagura and being rivals with Hashirama. And Nagato, who was the Leader of Amegakure, but wasn't considered Kage due to a technicality.
Neji - one who gets a clue and is not a broken record 'You can't fight fate'.
Kakashi - one who actually practices what he preaches, about missions and comrades.
Jiraiya - crouching moron hidden badass. One doesn't become Hokage Material without being badass. It's in the job description. Like the 'dies heroically aganist overwhelming odds' bit.
Sandaime - not an incompetent or red-tape-snared one. Seriously, Council of Doom or not, if he can't hold a firm grip on the leadership he's not cut to be a Hokage. Though I can understand if he acts as a politician and gets compromises.
Konohagakure no Sato - not the rampantly abusive one. Or if one, then it HAS TO get its comeuppance IN SPADES. Seriously, if the population acts up and is not stricken down for insolence, the leaders aren't qualified. Heck, if the population acts up at all, they aren't.
CHANGE LOG: 01/01/2013.
Bane. Solitude was Starrk's bane. Tier Harribel was driven to create a world where her Aspect, Sacrifice, was no longer needed. Ulquiorra, was constantly trying to grasp the meaning of feelings, to stop being empty.
Vice. Grimmjow - Destruction. Szayel - Madness. Yammy - Rage. Aaroniero - Greed. They reveled in their Aspects.
Therefore, to determine one's Aspect of Death, one must consider the Vice and the Bane of the being in question. Therefore, Ichigo, known for his determination to protect his friends, who can't stand being unable to help, whose determination forced him to overcome anyone - he is not someone to revel in a Vice. However, for him, his Bane would be to feel powerless, helpless to help his friends, impotent in the face of danger. Yes, Ichigo's Aspect of Death would be along the lines of Helplessness (alternately Powerlessness which implies more personal involvement and responsibility, or Futility which implies helplessness in the face of fate and being unable to change it).
CHANGE LOG: 02/10/2013.
Added my avatar picture, and my first story on the site.
CHANGE LOG: 13/06/2014.
This is not a challenge. But these are two story ideas I've thought of.
Story Idea 01. Albus Dumbledore and the Rise of Voldemort.
You know... I think there's going to be a market for Dumbledore not as an incompetent, not as a secretive coot, not as an ignorant know-it-all, and not as a Dark-Lord-in-all-but-name.
I think there's going to be a market for Dumbledore as a person who insists on shouldering the burdens himself. For Dumbledore that is a stubborn, well-meaning, and workaholic character. Yes. Dumbledore who works himself to bone and only keeps going with phoenix tears, because he cannot afford time to rest. Dumbledore who had to be bullied into creating the Order of Phoenix - and the members call themselves that because they are akin to those same phoenix tears, they push themselves so that Dumbledore can relax just a bit more.
Yes, it is the story of First Voldemort War. It is the story of the War where Dumbledore is a hero, and puts little trust in the prophecies. It is the story where Harry and Neville caused Voldemort's defeat by being glorified bait, for he insisted on going after them himself - only to leave protection of Death Eaters and be destroyed by Dumbledore...
Story Idea 02. Albus Dumbledore and the Ancient Tragedy.
This story is about Albus Percival Wolfric Brian Dumbledore, who read a tale by an Ancient Greek, called Oedipus Rex. Yes, the tale of the King Oedipus, who was foretold to slay his own father and wed his own mother. The tale of a series of attempts to avoid the prophecy from coming to pass, only to bring about the results. A cautionary tale aganist Self-Fulfilled Prophecies, is what this story is.
Albus Dumbledore never forgot that lesson.
Que timeskip to the First Voldemort War.
HAnd so, Albus... he never trusted in the prophecy made to him, not completely. And acted not to bring it about, not to avert it, but to make use of it without putting all hope on it. And when Voldemort came to kill the baby, he was ready.
Whoa, back up. Is it just me?
Yep, it's like the story idea 02 (which is a year older than story idea 01) is very fitting to be a possible reason for butterflies in story 01. A prequel of sorts. Of course, it's going to use the idea that Dumbledore spent his years after Arianna's death as an Unspeakable, only "retiring" to Hogwarts shortly before meeting Riddle.
Ideas for headcanon, in no particular order:
The boy had already proven to be immune to the Imperius, and Albus had theorized that the basilisk venom and phoenix tears in the boy's blood would render him remarkably resistant to any sort of mind-altering potions. "On A Pale Horse", Chapter 19, by Hyliian