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The picture you see for my avatar in reviews and that you see at the top of my profile is my rendition of Sekirei 37, Madoka. She's 99% OC, only given a number with no name in canon in the one scene she appears in, before being defeated and terminated by Nishi Sanada's three Sekirei.
She is the main character of my story "No Game For Old Men".
Sekirei Anime Season One and Two Calendar
Sekirei, Season One and Season Two! The dates of every episode's events, starting with Season One Episode One on 4/1/2020 through the destruction of MBI's Headquarters in Season Two Episode 12. It's as close to canon as you can get, from painstakingly examining every episode for every clue to the dates.
Ryk Oakwine's #1 Rule About Writing Fanfiction
You have as much right to make up shit as ANYONE else. You especially have as much right to create what you want as the canon writer had to create what THEY wanted.
Never let anyone tell you that you can't make up something for your story. Your story is yours, own it!
And FEAR NOTHING!
Fanfiction Pictures and Artwork
Mysite, , where I mirror my writing because it lets me add pictures. You can find a few pictures there from my "No Game For Old Men" story as well as pics inspired by other stories here, mostly pics of hot Sekirei characters, I admit.
The tumblr page is for posting pics, including Not Safe For Work pics AND for posting sections of chapters from NGFOM that are beyond this site's lemon limit. In other words, there IS grown up content on that page, both pictures and text. Don't click it then complain to me you saw a naked woman on it or read some naughty words.
Some pics also uploaded to mypage.
I also post my Fanfic reviews to my tumblr page. Only the full reviews (review template included below for people who'd like to write full reviews of the stories they read here).
6/2/13 - Hard to believe that in the one and a half years since I started reading fanfiction on this site I've read over 19 million words of really good fanfiction stories. That's how many are in the 100 stories in my Favorites list as of this date. Mind boggling. THANK YOU to all of the amazing authors who have given me so much entertainment since I started reading here.
Update 5/20/14 - Now up to 43,269,891 words of fanfic just in my Favorites. That's 73 War and Peace's. :)
HEY, FAN-FICTION REVIEWERS!
My biggest pet peeve with reviewers? Lazy-ass criticism through the use of such terms as "Gary Stu" or "Mary Sue" or "Marty Stu" and so on.
Is Naruto a Gary Stu in Naruto-canon? Is Harry Potter a Gary Stu? (Okay, bad example, an argument can be made that Potter is a grossly Gary Sue character, but does that invalidate the novels?) How about Shirou; is he a Gary Stu in Fate/Stay Night canon?
A fanfiction author has a story they want to tell. Since it's fanfiction the story will have something to do with an existing setting, characters, story. It might just be the setting the author likes, so they tell their story in a setting someone else invented. Maybe they like the canon plot but want to modify it a bit. There's no "right way" or "wrong way" to write fanfiction; it's the authors story to tell. Maybe they tell it well, maybe they tell it poorly, but criticizing an author for daring to tell it at all, well, that's just being a dick.
If someone wants to criticize a fanfiction effort they should criticize it in comparison to the canon writing. If you don't like someone's OC in a Naruto story, don't just call the OC a "Mary Sue" and think you've made some profound observation, because you haven't. Compare your issues with the OC to the canon characters and tell us why the OC is overpowered, too focused on, and so forth. Because unless Naruto, Minato, Harry Potter, Tsukune, and so forth are all Gary Stu characters, criticizing a fanfiction story for having an OC that's central to the tale, that's competent and/or powerful, who makes friends and enemies of the main supporting cast, complaining about a protagonist doing protagonist things is just weak ass butthurt whining.
Yes, it IS possible to write a fanfiction story with original characters that are the center of the story, who are competent, who accomplish great deeds, who romance favorites among the canon characters, and it is possible to have that story BE A GOOD STORY. Judge the story in comparison to the canon material, don't just dismiss someone's work because "Oh, all OC's are Mary Sues".
For god's sake, people DO realize that the canon characters are ALL "OC's", right?
Fanfiction Review Template
Here is my template for full reviews. Feel free to use it or modify it for your own reviews. There are 10 categories to make it simple to average out the ratings to establish the Overall Rating.
Be aware you will likely need to post this as two reviews due to character limits in reviews. I usually post the second half to the second-to-last chapter and the first half next, to the last chapter, that way someone reading the reviews will see your first half first and the second half second.
Review of (story title) by (author name)
Overall Rating: (average of the 10 categories below)
Originality of Plot:
Execution of Plot:
Character Authenticity (IC? OOC?):
Quality of character portrayal:
Addressing Canon Stupidities:
Justice to Antagonists:
Color, dialogue, feeling:
Currently Working On
"No Game for Old Men" - (Sekirei\Rated M\Romance-Angst\English) - Not all Ashikabi are young men with blank slate, simple lives. The "Sekirei Plan" does great damage to the lives of Sekirei and Ashikabi alike. This is the story of No. 37 Madoka, No. 44 Yosuga, and their Ashikabi.
A somewhat AU (though an argument could easily be made that it's really a single point of departure story with huge consequence) story with fanon timeline from “The Game Changer” by Fenschway. This story isn't about TGC's characters, but the major events in TGC are a part of NGFOM's story (with permission from TGC's author).
No Game For Old Men is a very different style of story from "The Game Changer" and reader opinions about one should not be assumed to apply to the other. I fully expect some fans of TGC would not like NGFOM, and vice versa. NGFOM uses the timeline of events from TGC. NGFOM is not about TGC's characters such as Riko and CJ Archer; it has its own characters and style of storytelling.
5/17/13 - Started drafting the outline.
8/22/13 - A very nice birthday present for me, Fenschway published an excerpt from NGFOM Ch. 40 in the latest The Game Changer update! The first part of NGFOM to actually go up for anyone to read!
1/26/15 - 10 chapters complete, approximately 100,000 words. Another 10 chapters and I'll be comfortable posting each arc not the first 20 chapters here on fanfiction.net. So far the beta reader feedback has been 100% positive, with eight beta readers from the Sekirei list previewing the Intro Arc, chapters 1-4. Very encouraging!
Thanks and Credit
Big thanks and props to Fenschway, author of several Sekirei stories, including "The Game Changer", which I consider to be the most significant Sekirei story on this site. In the face of fan rage (including a few of my own scorching reviews!) and canon purists, Fenschway had the balls to tell a story that is truly unique and not just another "What if Minato was a Half Drow/Half Demon Professor of Alchemy at Hogwarts while on vacation from his missions with the Avengers!??". His story is not be to everyone's taste, but it does have a great deal of inventiveness and imagination, delving far deeper into the Sekirei setting and premise than the mangaka does in canon, that's for sure.
Fenschway has helped me greatly in collaboration in my story "No Game For Old Men", and that story wouldn't be half as good if I hadn't had his input. His Sekirei/Wolverine-Logan stories get a lot more attention and reviews and favorites, but "The Game Changer" shows great imagination and setting-building!
Even though our writing style is very different, our collaboration over the last two years has been a great help to me and I cannot thank him enough. Working with Fenschway on "No Game For Old Men" and discussing his stories a great deal reminded me anew that though a story might piss you off, it's real people on the other end, doing their best to tell a story.
A good lesson to remember. Criticize, yes. Even criticize harshly, unmercifully. But avoid getting personal; stick to criticizing the work, not the author!
Several people from the Sekirei beta reader list have taken the time and shown the courage to read the opening arc of "No Game For Old Men". Some enjoyed it enough to insist on reading all of the chapters I've written so far! So I'd like to thank Godric Kharg, FintonStack, Yuna the Ninja, ReaperxStalker, Littlest1, and angelofpeaceandwar for their feedback and encouragement.
I am a fan of Sekirei, Rosario, High School of the Dead, Elfen Lied, Canaan, Clannad, Steins;Gate, some others. Enjoying the fanfic more than the anime in many cases. In most cases, actually.
I only recently came into enjoying Anime and Manga, I was scrolling through Netflix streaming catalog and on a whim decided to watch "Spice and Wolf".
Now, I'd seen a few anime that people had highly recommended, before. "Ghost in the Shell", and some of Evangelion. Frankly, they left me cold. I liked the artwork, sure. What's not to like about pretty girls in revealing outfits? But the stories didn't do anything for me. They seemed unnecessarily convoluted, vague, and yet flat at the same time.
But when I was laying there in bed, snacking on Ritz crackers and peanut butter, just relaxing on a weekend evening, watching the first few episodes of "Spice and Wolf" I just really fell in love with the story and the characters. For the first time I "got it" with anime. Watched the first season through entirely, then went and found the subtitled second season and watched it off some crappy streaming website.
Then I found the manga and read through all of it off some other websites. And still wanted more!
There's been several anime that I've watched since then that got me that semi-obsessed. Most of these I've read the manga for after watching the anime.
1. Clannad (and After Story and the Another World spins and the movie)
2. High School of the Dead
3. Elfen Lied
5. Spice and Wolf
10. Dance in the Vampire Bund
13. This Ugly Yet Beautiful World
16. Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Zero
17. Heaven's Lost Property - hilarious, light-hearted
Stuff I *didn't* like and dropped after a few episodes.
3. Kaze no Stigma
4. Ghost in the Shell
5. Evangelion (any and all of them)
6. Fullmetal Alchemist
Stuff I liked so much that I'm always looking for more fanfic of:
4. Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Zero
5. Naruto (an example of one that I really dislike the source material, both the manga and the anime but there's so much awesome fanfic written on it that it's on my list to check for new stuff all the time)
My favorite anime? Currently I'd say the original Fate/Stay Night series as well as the light novel. The light novel especially is a serious story with excellent artwork and a well detailed world that wasn't afraid to actually have some sex scenes in it. Too damn rare, imho.
My favorite fanfiction category? I'd say Sekirei. There just aren't enough Sekirei stories, imho, and too many that are here are incomplete and/or poorly written. Eternally grateful to the excellent works in that category by Lord of the Land of Fire, Fenschway, and Gabriel Blessing.
Big fan of Nelson Chereta's (that's Lord of the Land of Fire, FYI) ' ' novel, one of our own here on fan fiction.net has his first actual novel out! It is on Amazon, check it out!
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