Author has written 11 stories for Song of the Lioness, Avatar: Last Airbender, Inuyasha, Bleach, and Fairy Tail.
About me: I am a graduate student in French literature who spends too much time on the internet instead of being productive. I am a French teacher in the US by trade but have also taught English. I recently lived in France for a year où j'ai écrit ma première fic en français (qui est horrible, je le sais).
My list of favorites fics is quite extensive, I know, but I have actually read everything on it. That is a lot of reading. When I think how productive I could have been with those weeks and weeks of condensed time spent reading fics, especially considering that over half of what I read doesn't make it onto that list... Anyways.
I go through different phases of reading different fandoms. I'm currently reading mostly Fairy Tail fics. Other fandoms I've read a lot for include ATLA, Naruto, Death Note, Inuyasha, Buffy, Bleach, and Tamora Pierce.
About my research: I am also currently working on a research project involving fanfiction because now that I'm getting into academia, I have found that there is not a lot professional and academic published on fanfiction out there. Here's the abstract:
As Japanese manga and their respective animes become increasingly internationally popular, the fan culture surrounding these works is becoming equally globalized, most notably in the realm of online fanfiction, a literary movement in which fans of a work make the work their own by writing fiction based around the original work. It is somewhat surprising to note that a large amount of anime/manga fanfiction exists not only in Japanese, the language of origin, and in English, the primary language of translation, but also in numerous other languages: it is written and read around the world in various languages. Of the few academic texts on fanfiction, hardly any focus on languages in fanfiction and those that exist tend to focus primarily on second language use and acquisition. A study of different languages used in fanfiction has never been published. I will investigate why anime/manga fanfiction is globally popular, focusing on specific fandoms including "Bleach", "Death Note", and "Fairy Tail". I hypothesize that anime/manga fanfiction in writers' and readers' first language helps them claim fandoms as their own by expanding fandoms into their own languages and cultures. I will focus primarily on amine/manga fanfiction written in French to help understand this phenomenon occurring in various languages. I will research this by conducting interviews and gathering reader data from anime/manga fanfiction authors on the website fanfiction.net, a site which tracks the countries of their writers and readers, in order to answer the question of why anime/manga online fanfiction is so multinational and multilingual.
Message me if you have any questions or comments for this crazy research project of mine! Yes, this abstract got accepted to be presented at an academic conference and I'm working on publishing it. If you participate(d) in my research, I will try to send you out something resembling a final draft of my project as soon as I submit it for publishing. I can't believe I'm doing this kind of thing as part of what I do for a living.
About my fics: I generally write on what I've been reading lots of, but I don't write very often. And when I do write, most of what I write tends to be short. My fics are not all so great and I consider myself to be primarily a reader rather than a writer. But feel free to read them as you choose. I currently have Operation Byakushi on an indefinite haitus (but I do plan to finish it eventually as it only needs a couple more thousand words..). I am currently working on one Fairy Tail fic called The Windowless Tower which spins a dramatic and mysterious Jerza adventure based on a classic fairy tale.
Beta work: I betaed part of a fic by a French author on this site who was looking to get better at writing in English. It was a fun experience. Check out chapter 5 of Spring Epava's SUSTIVA: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10340171/1/SUSTIVA
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