Author has written 50 stories for Dragon Ball Z, Gundam Wing/AC, Naruto, Highlander, Harry Potter, Coldfire Trilogy, Bleach, One Piece, Rurouni Kenshin, Hikaru no Go, Ranma, Alex Rider, Yu Yu Hakusho, Transformers/Beast Wars, Hellsing, Prince of Tennis, Inuyasha, and Matrix.
Where else on this world wide web can you find me? Try AdultFanfiction-net (same pen name) or maybe some anonymous kink memes.
The Big old Discussion of MA or Not
2012/06/22 - Still alive, still kicking, and getting ever more annoyed with those 'Dear Moderator'-petitions that start cropping up in pretty much every story. Not because I'm against petitioning against the destruction of FF-net, but because I think the argument ("Don't delete stories because this might be the only copy in the entire universe") is stupid. Beyond stupid, actually.
1.) You are using a free service. They don't have any duty to preserve your literary works for eternity (so don't give me the argument 'that's a violation of my writer rights seeing that the story is MY property'). FF-net could shut down tomorrow, and then every single one of those x million fanfics would be lost. If you don't want to run the risk of losing your story (-ies) forever, don't lay all your eggs into a single basket.
2.) How long exactly have the 'No MA'-guidelines been in place? Eight years? Ten years? I'd understand such an argument cropping up three days after the 'No MA'-guideline was posted, but not now. About 99 percent of all FF-net content was posted after 2002. And if you're posting a story that you already know violates the guidelines (or that deliberately pushes the guidelines to the extreme), then you should also know that you run the risk that it will be removed.
What SHOULD be arguments for an MA rating:
1.) Protection of Minors. As it is now, 'M'-rating covers anything from Matrix-level action scenes to full-out porn because people will always push, try to get around, or simply violate restrictions. And many times, there is _no_ warning of pr0n, despite what the petitionists say. An MA rating would solve that problem for the largest part because if given the opportunity, writers will rate their stories correctly. If there's an MA category, you will at least _know_ what you get by selecting an MA story, and an MA category can be properly protected by passwords or other kinds of age verification.
2.) Easier Mod-duties for reinforcing FF-net guidelines. I think the mods are hopelessly overwhelmed with their mod duties already (which is no wonder with the amount of stories here). I'm thinking of an example where a writer had uploaded the entire "Alex Rider" series, seven books by Anthony Horowitz. I reported the case via their automated system. Several times actually. And a month later, the books were STILL there. If you take away that huge chunk of time enforcing 'no-MA' costs, maybe things like that will get more and quicker attention. There will of course still be some people who complain why a story's rated 'M' and not 'MA', but a very, very large chunk of the work will be gone.
3.) With the data volume on FF-net and the financial resources of FF-net, a strict reinforcing of 'No-MA' is impossible. The only way to have complete control would be having a human go over every single posted chapter. Impossible. Automated crawlers looking for key words like 'sex' and all synonyms for 'male/female reproductive organs' have either a very high number of false positives (the very sensitive programs) or an even higher number of MA-stories they don't find (the less restrictive ones). At the moment, I think not even 20 percent of all MA-stories are found. So, cranking down very harshly on those stories the automated content scanner (or some over-eager moral watchdog) reports to the moderators will never be able to create a site that's even remotely child-safe. At least not without dedicating a completely different amount of money and resources to it (a ball-park estimate of mine would be factor 10 as the very minimum). You might just as well throw those restrictions out of the window then.
So. That was my rant.
Wonder if anyone will read it...
These are favorites sorted by fandom and general category. If they aren't in a category, I'll give a reason why the story's mentioned.
Dark Side of Naruto: Dark stories that illuminate aspects of Naruto-verse that normally get overlooked in a bright anime for kids. Expect excellent characterization, plenty of angst and psychology, sensitive topics, and out-of-the-norm writing styles.
Only a Moron by swabloo: A look at how Naruto-world works behind the scenes, at the time of the Third Great Shinobi War
Realistic Side of Naruto: Stories that insert plenty of realism and explanations and excellent characterization into Naruto-verse. Difference to the Dark Side is that those are happier and don't delve too deeply into the angsty stuff. Expect excellent characterization, psychology, tension, ninja-ness.
more to come when I've got more time digging out all my long-time favs...
A New Mission:
These are the stories that should be read first (in this order) to actually understand what A New Mission is about:
Six Thousand Series:
A series of independent one-shots that nevertheless won't make a lot of sense if you read them out of order. So here they are in the right chronology:
Perhaps there will be one more story, but since I've jumped so far into the future, I consider this series finished.
A spin-off fanfic to Miranda Flairgold's version of Harry Potter (which is a lot cooler and a lot more magical than Rowling's). Here's the link to her two stories that you should read first, in this order (CiaToW is the sequel to ASCaL):
Two Weeks takes place during the first 6 chapters of CiaToW, so it isn't really necessary to read the second one completely. But you should because they're awesome! If you finish both of them in less than 24 hours, you're a speed-reading genius...
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