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Author has written 5 stories for Bible, Spider-Man, and Bleach.

Name: Solodark( My user name of course)

Age: 18

Birth of Date: (July 2, 1996)


Sexual interest: Female

Faction: Pentecostal Christian

The Bible says there is only one way to Heaven

Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me."(John 14:6)

About Me: I'm well known for publishing Quest which I enjoy from online game masters. I always make sure to state that I take no credit for the work simply give credit to the actual writers themselves. This is all for their benefit as I'm trying to get the quest to be well known. The only thing I get off this is nothing except the fact that I now have easy access to read their quest easily through this site. If at a certain point the original author wants me to stop writing their story I will stop and delete it at their request. However I won't do it if I'm not sure it's them. It has to be notified to me through either their twitter account or the website account where I got their story so that I'm positive it's them.

What I like:

-I like nice people especially and appreciate if your truthful with me when it comes to the stories written below evn if you believe it would be embarrassing or hurtful.

-I like to handle issues straight ahead and right away if it can be helped.

-I like to give good criticism or feedback, telling the writer their strong points and weak points, what I liked and did not like.

-I also like to get good criticism, no rants of any kind or responses to just be a jerk, I mean actual good criticism in which the writer can use to better their writing so they do not make the same mistake.

What I dislike:

-Procrastination too a certain degree, such as when people take too long to reply back, or such as take too long to update chapters, if I understand the individuals situation to why they take so long to reply back I can overlook it.

When readers don't review honestly this does not only apply to my stories but others as well, there are many stories in which(this is just my opinion)are good, but don't receive no reviews, this is also a problem for a writer who is trying to improve themselves but is not told what his/her strong or weak points are. Also many of writers are writing mostly for the readers in order for them to enjoy it, yet they are stuck in how to continue it because many don't bother to say if they like it or not, or what they did or didn't like of the story. Also I've seen this happen before too, that many readers avoid reading a persons story simply because they don't have many reviews which too them means it's not worth reading or simply is not good. Though this is somewhat true since that's how I think at times when I scroll looking for stories to read, and honestly I found stories that I liked easily when I see they have high reviews. I know it sounds shallow but this is what many people believe also. It's rare to find those rare gems in the rough.


My strengths:

-I'm good to get along, as long as you don't act like jerk you and me will get along just fine.

-I reply back quickly, when I'm not busy or sleeping obviously. I usually respond within 12 hours when I receive a PM or review.

- Giving good criticism and feed back are obviously my strong suit writing.

My Weaknesses:

-I'm not a grammar Nazi, so sometimes I will avoid re-checking my stories writing and just publish them anyways or I will not comment on a authors grammar if it's not that noticeable unless it really bad than I will point it out to them.

-I will not continue writing a story for long if I do not enjoy it on the long run, or if I written myriads of chapters, yet I do not get enough reviews because it just tells me the readers simply does not like it.

-While searching for a story I usually do not read anyone's story unless it's an author who's stories I read before and liked, or it's series I like or it has many reviews which I consider should be above or around 100 or if the author PM's me to read it, than I will check it(note if this happens if do not enjoy the story I will drop it if

Story Preferences:

What I look or don't look for in a story-

I Like:

I Dislike:

OC's-I simply don't like them in already existing series as side characters or main characters, such as in the Naruto series. If I'm looking for stories of this series obviously I will be searching about the already existing characters in the series not some made up character meant to take the place of the main character or support, or stories . If it has good writing and/or the characters I well written I will not complain, simple as that. A good example of this

Self-Inserts- Again the same reasons for my dislikes of OC's. I'll let 'makingfunofstuff' explain the problems with this.

The Problem with Self Inserts

By: makingfunofstuff

There is nothing wrong with inserting yourself into a story. Like anything, it can be well done or... not so well done. The fact is, the majority of people who tend to write about self inserts happen to be beginners. Naturally, that causes there to be a pattern of certain, specific mistakes that are frequently found whilst reading anything on the internet.

1. Making ourselves better than we really are.

Don't be fooled by the word "better." This can be replaced with mysterious, deep, dark, tragic, romantic, lovable... anything we want. Maybe a mix of a few of those things. The point is, the version of ourselves will be biased.

2. Not making anything bad happen to yourself

Let's talk about the word "bad." Does this mean something, perhaps, like... getting a disease? No. It means anything that interferes with the biased image you want to portray (whatever that might be).

3. Getting big headed

Sometimes people who write about themselves start thinking about themselves waaayyy too much. They even begin to believe their own biased images of themselves (or worse. Think that everyone else falls for it too).

4. Falling into the trap

"I know! I purposely won't make myself perfect. I'll keep saying that I hate myself!"

C.S. Lewis said it the best: “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”

It's not about what you (or your character) would say when asked if they think they're special. "I'm the best!" "I'm the same as anyone else," and "I don't deserve to be here," are all irrelevant, meaningless phrases unless you, as the author, prove it in the way that you PORTRAY the character.

Nobody makes a Mary Sue on purpose. They are all unconscious. How many stories have you actually seen with a stereotypical Mary Sue in a pink princess gown who says, "I'm better than everyone!" and is supposed to be? Give me a big, fat break. Let me make this clear:
That is a fake, stereotype of Mary Sue made up by dumb people to feel good about themselves for not being like nonexistent even dumber people. The same people who thought they were smart for saying the world wouldn't end in 2012 when NOBODY sincerely believed that.
I'd say 100% of Mary Sues are characters that the author believes is a good character.
But I'll leave it at that since I already have a rant about Mary Sues (see link in description).

I'll be honest. Most good characters ARE self-inserts. And this is what I mean by that:
ALL well-written characters we create, inevitably have parts of us inside of them. That is actually HOW characters are well-written: because the author could relate to them and knew what they were talking about.

I know from experience that it's possible to write about characters that are over your head, and that is usually when they are poorly written. When you have a character like this, it's best to try and find a part of them that you can relate to, or at least look to real people so you can do a kind of imitation. Just make them real.

A word of advice: if you don't understand your own character, nobody else is going to. If you can't get into their head, their head will never be worth getting into at all.

I have nothing against self-inserts. I think inserting parts of yourself into characters is actually *necessary* (well, as always, depending on the style of the story. Naturally in a picture book or something it isn't that important. Again, make things deep enough for whatever you're writing). In fact, I think it's your best (probably only) bet at making a good character at all.


I'll give you a good example of a self insert story in the world of Naruto by Silver Queen titled Dreaming of Sunshine. You check the tvtrope for her story here.

Yaoi/Yuri-I wouldn't write a story involving this so don't expect it from me considering my sexual orientation. I also don't go around reading stories like this because of the previous reason. I will make an exception to read it if the story and characters are written well that I may enjoy it. For example 'Second Chances' by emcey squared revolving around Seifer Almasy (I will speak more about it in the 'Story Recommendation'. I'm not going to hate the story as a whole simply because the main protagonist or others are gay/lesbian, bottom line is it has to be well written, and somewhat relatable and/or interesting than I won't be against it. I'm just open minded that way.

Series's I like:

Naruto, Bleach, Fairy Tail, Attack On Titan, Vampire Rosario, Teen Titans, Young Justice, Kingdom Hearts, Spider-Man, Harry Potter, Tokyo Ghoul, Hunter x Hunter, Sword Art Online, Dragon Ball/Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, Magi, Familiar of Zero, Fate/Zero, Code Geass, Death Note,

Story Quest

[Peter Parker Quest]

Archives Link: http:///archive.html?tags=Peter

Now your free to imagine your own image or use an already existing picture while reading this story, it does not have to be the options shown below.



1st pic

2nd Pic

Peter Benjamin Parker:

pic1, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Spider-Man outfit's:

1st Jacket Stylish Spidey, 2nd , 3rd

Mary Jane Watson



Gwen Stacy

Felicia Hardy:



(Felix Hardy)

Alice (Cyborg ALPHA):

Pic 1


Original Body

Flash Thompson:

[Present] Agent Venom

New Goblin:


[Bleach Quest: The Last Quincy]

By: Rihaku

(Note: not to be confused with Cosgrove's Bleach Quest)

Link to the first main thread: http:///threads/bleach-quest.283181/

Link to the Story-Only thread: http:///threads/bleach-quest-story-only-thread.283295/

Link to tvtrope: http:///pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/BleachQuest

[Stories I Recommend (By Series)]

The Variety will grow in due time.

Name of Series:

Title of story:


Final Fantasy

Second Chances

emcey Squared


I will use Njalm2's description of the story since I feel the same way as him and is likely what I would have wrote as well.

'Second Chances' by emcey squared, and this story is one of my all time favorites to date, because it has such an unique and awesome setting - its based on Final Fantasy VIII, whom happens to be one of my favorite Final Fantasy games of all time and overall follows the story of the game. With one excellent plot twist - in the first chapter Seifer Almasy is sentenced to death and executed for his crimes and actions in the actual game; but some unknown entity gives him a second chance to right his mistakes. He takes it, and that is how the story begins.

'Second Chances' roughly follows the events and story of the actual game, but with the inclusion of Seifer as the main character and the inclusion of a new original character developed by the author of the fanfic - a character who turns out to be surprisingly fleshed out and innovative. As probably any former player of the actual game should've assumed by now - the romance of the story is between Seifer and Squall Leonheart, The romance itself has alot of buildup and Seifer and Squall do infact have chemistry. A term I'll elaborate more on later.

The great thing with Second Chances is that beyond being a pretty good romance, is the fact that it has alot of action - as it takes place during the actual plot of the game, which leads to the male leads bonding in combat and makes for a very intriguing and elaborate plotline of its own. Its also interesting how Seifer uses his prior knowledge of how the story will unfold to effectively force change.

As for the romance itself, its much more simple than most, but its done so well and paced so effectively that it doesn't really matter; also with all that happens around the main characters it feels less like a common romance and more like a grand-scale adventure story with romance as an important subplot. Which I found that I enjoyed quite much. (Response by Njalm2)

What Makes a Great Romance Fan Fiction

Now I will describe my interest and what I believe makes a good romance story, however I will quote 'Njalm2' blog response instead because it was the most easiest example of how I thought and felt(except about the Sexual orientation bit), also it was a very remember-able detailed blog. If any of you read this I'm sure it might help you become a better writer overall if you want to create a good romance story. Now, it's time, let us begin.

By: Njalm2 (Click to go to profile, he has many good blogs like this)

Title: Fundamentals of Love (Click to see the original blog site).

On another of these whims of mine, I've decided to make a blog describing the Fundamentals of Love. I've got to lay it out there in the open, I friggin' love a good romance, to me, there's nothing more exciting than a solid, well-written romance story. So, with this in mind, I've read through several romances on this wikia; and to be fair, almost all of them are pretty shallow.

The general belief here seems to be one of two scenarios. The first being that to have a good romance you need for the male lead to want to protect the female lead, and that he goes to great lengths to save her from evil threats and the likes pursue the love in the classical but grossly cliché "save the princess" type of story. There are a few deviations from this cliché in the story, particularly in regards to the personality quirks of the characters. This is not enough to counteract the clichés though.

The second, and the one most commonly used is to have the character travel together and suddenly start developing feelings for one another, these feelings intensity, with both characters typically being too stubborn to admit that they're in love-love with one another, and that they're meant to be together, and they should be married in the morning and more blah! You know, classical Disney love.

So, I'm going to offer my own opinions on what makes a good fan fiction romance. I've got no clue on exactly how many fan fiction romances I've read through, but I can with certainty say that its well above three dozen. I'll list several examples to what I consider to be good and enjoyable romances. Obviously, due to my sexual orientation, all of these examples are gay romances, but this fact is mostly irrelevant, cause the same underlying fundamentals apply to all different romances. No matter the genders or orientation of the characters involved.

The Examples

I'll list the main examples first, as it allows me to refer back to them as I continue onward with this particular blog of mine, I'll provide links too, incase someone would like to read them as well. I'll describe in length about each of these examples, and what I personally found to be enjoyable.

My first example is Grant My Wish, which tells the story of how a young pianist named Yusuke falls in love with the unhappy and emotionally crippled boss of the resident Yakuza Family; Hikaru Fukami. Many of you have heard about stories where love conquers all, and broken souls are mended and they all live happily ever after.

Grant My Wish, is not one of these stories. The personality flaws of Fukami are treated as serious obstacles, and for the most part they're never truly overcome. Yusuke has to constantly find ways to work around them, in order to get even the slightest amount of response from Fukami. But when he gets a response, they're usually wildly unpredictable: tempered by chaotic mood swings and dangerous impulsiveness. Varying from random signs of affection, sultry suggestions and general friendliness to death threats, mockery and even physical assault. These things happen at all points in the storyline, no matter how far the two main characters have come in terms of their... associationship - which for the most part appears to be two steps forward, and three steps backwards, with the occasional random sprint offering the only amount of progress in the story.

As you might've guessed, what makes this a compelling romance is the fact that its a clash of two worlds, the young honest Pianist is suddenly thrown headfirst down into the heart of organized crime and forced to contend with dangerous people on a daily basis, simply because of the fact that he loves that one guy. The fact that it seems almost impossible, due to how broken a man Fukami actually is, makes it even more worthwhile, and makes every single step Yusuke makes, no matter how small or insignificant only serve to add to the ever-growing tension and suspense.

The second example is a Fanfic called Chrysalis, and this particular fanfic is pretty thematic; being a Bleach fan fiction and all. Chrysalis takes place in an Alternate Universe where Shinigami don't exist, basically, the real world. Its a romance centered around Ichigo and Grimmjow. Now, there's a ton of IchiGrimm romances flood the net but most of them are pretty bland and simplistic, dealing with love at first sight, instant attraction and smutty scenes and what have you; basically the things that we don't want to mention.

Chrysalis doesn't do this, because it spends alot of time exploring the pasts of the main characters, they're given solid backstories which explain their emotions, their personalities and generally why they act like they do. The story focuses more closely on Grimmjow than Ichigo, primarily because by explaining his past, one can also explain the past of Ichigo. In this alternate universe, Grimmjow is the only child of an incredibly wealthy family of German-descent whom pride themselves in their high status, achievements and wealth. Due to how busy his family is, Grimmjow hardly never meets his parents and is largely watched over by his stern nanny and on top of this , he's constantly put under constant pressure by his hard working parents, who expect him to become just as successful as they are. As a contrast to Grimmjow we have Ichigo, a boy who lives with a loving family, has two siblings and whose parents are both caring and enthusiastic.

Grimmjow and Ichigo go to the same elementary, and Grimmjow, being wealthy and well-liked quickly get on the good sides of all his classmates and used that to his advantage, using his school as his personal playground to deal with his dysfunctional parents. Along comes Ichigo, whom reminds Grimmjow of everything he doesn't have, in particular in regards to Ichigo's mother, whom treats him with the tenderness and motherly love that Grimmjow's own mother doesn't - so he made it his mission to make Ichigo's life hell, with intense feelings of envy being the focus. This lasts for three years, and they don't see one another again before high school, at which point Grimmjow attembs to crush him once again - but finds that since Ichigo has gotten friends now, he can't hurt him anymore.

The actual romance is very long, as it takes time for them to move past their past animosity to become friends, and even more time after that to become more than friends; and throughout the whole fanfic - Grimmjow's past actions come back to haunt him time and time again. particularly in form of the fact that Grimmjow came in contact with the wrong people somewhere after elementary school, and that his past cruelties towards Ichigo still affects their relationship greatly.

My third example, and one of the most unique solutions to making a romance compelling is the Memoriesfanfic. This one is unique among its predecessors in that the romance has already taken place before the start of the actual story; wait.. what? Alright, I'll explain it - much like Chrysalis, Memories is based in the actual world and centers around Zoro and Sanji, whom met two years prior to the start of Memories and became a couple after a year or so.

When I mention tragedy in a romance I assume you're thinking about some Romeo and Juliet-related stuff or whatever; this is not the kind of tragedy it is. Memories main plot is that Sanji was involved in a very serious car crash which sent Sanji into a year long coma, and that he wakes up in the first chapter - but that he suffers from an intense amnesia, which has effectively erased all his memories of the last two years and of Zoro.

This creates a very crappy situation, and I must admit a most interesting premise for the actual story. As now Zoro has to make Sanji fall inlove with him all over again, and more than that, inform him that they're in fact living together and that Sanji, whom have completely forgotten all about Zoro, is actually not straight. The degree of angst and suspense is huge, but even so - it doesn't weaken the central elements to the story at all.

What makes Memories a good romance is that its original and elaborate, with fleshed out side characters and a compelling storyline. Its also good because it has used exactly the right amount of angst, enough that the readers empathize with Zoro and his plight, but that we don't find him whiny or pathetic; and thus turn to admire him and his inner strength, that allows him to make the best of such a cruel turn of events.

My last example is Second Chances; and this story is one of my all time favorites to date, because it has such an unique and awesome setting - its based on Final Fantasy VIII, whom happens to be one of my favorite Final Fantasy games of all time and overall follows the story of the game. With one excellent plot twist - in the first chapter Seifer Almasy is sentenced to death and executed for his crimes and actions in the actual game; but some unknown entity gives him a second chance to right his mistakes. He takes it, and that is how the story begins.

Second Chances roughly follows the events and story of the actual game, but with the inclusion of Seifer as the main character and the inclusion of a new original character developed by the authors of the fanfic - a character who turns out to be surprisingly fleshed out and innovative. As probably any former player of the actual game should've assumed by now - the romance of the story is between Seifer and Squall Leonheart, The romance itself has alot of buildup and Seifer and Squall do infact have chemistry. A term I'll elaborate more on later.

The great thing with Second Chances is that beyond being a pretty good romance, is the fact that it has alot of action - as it takes place during the actual plot of the game, which leads to the male leads bonding in combat and makes for a very intriguing and elaborate plotline of its own. Its also interesting how Seifer uses his prior knowledge of how the story will unfold to effectively force change.

As for the romance itself, its much more simple than most, but its done so well and paced so effectively that it doesn't really matter; also with all that happens around the main characters it feels less like a common romance and more like a grand-scale adventure story with romance as an important subplot. Which I found that I enjoyed quite much.

Three Fundamentals Strength

I'm using Void's system for this one, please don't sue me pal! Anyway, the first fundamental part of any successful romance story is to keep in mind a characters various strengths and weaknesses; and as you've probably guessed by now, this has very little to do with how strong they are physically, or what kind of powers they have; unless of course those very same powers are how the romance was started in the first place, or if they have some significant bearing on the storyline and all. So, I'll list a collection of points here before I go on, in these points I will explain some of the classical mistakes made by users, especially in regards to female characters. These are archetypes you should make sure to stay away from with a girl, cause tell you what, most girls are hardly like this.

The Sweet Chick: Allow me to present to thee the most hated, most unrealistic and most boring archetype you can possibly include in your story. This is a character with zero personal drive, zero purpose without serving as the heart of a group; she's there to provide some redundant contrast to the hero, she'll eventually warm him up and they'll live happily ever after. This is just a load of bullshit if I'm gonna be entirely honest, anyone whom has ever met or been in a relationship with a woman, whether romantic or otherwise knows that they're nothing like this. Sure, they may pretend to be this - but all of them have some sort of distinct personality trait, and they do have alot of drive in general. Probably even more so than most of us guys, so why insult an entire gender by creating something like this - this is the kind of woman you'd expect in a 50's Romance Story, not in a fanstory written in 2012-2013! To provide a good example, Orihime fulfills this archetype down to the very last letter, and we all just adore her don't we: pssh, give me a break, most of us don't think she's worth shit The reason for this is that she's a very boring character, whose only saving grace is the fact she can heal injuries and make suggestive noises and poses all the time, and of course yell "K-Kurosaki-kun".

The Victim: This is another highly popular archetype, and like the former, this is almost always a girl, though it can also be a guy, depending on the tone of the story. I'm certain we're all familiar with the well-known cliche of love conquers all, right? This is such a case, the victim is a character who is emotionally broken, very damaged and often unpredictable. They've been abused alot in the past, went through hell numerous times and generally experienced alot of misfortunes and bad things, but then something happens a sudden light of love begins to illuminate their life! And poof, all those troubles are suddenly made secondary to the blossoming love and the fantastic joy it brings to their wonderful, merry and abruptly perfect life. I don't think I have to talk about what makes this utterly ridicolous. Psychological trauma is incredibly hard to deal with, as I'm sure many of us can sadly attest to as every single one of us has some heavy luggage. These characters are primarily of the "fix me" type, despite the fact that in many of these cases - they simple cannot be fixed; and should never be, provided they were realistically portrayed. If you want a character with a dark and brooding past, that's fine, just make sure to stick to it throughout the entire story and make sure it has some lasting impact on them one way or the other. This archetype can also apply to horrible newcomer characters whom are given a horrible past to ensure that people feel sorry for them and then automatically like them. I'll take this time to bitch abit about the Nozomi character presented in the Reigai Arc - she had some issues, but they were hardly ever taken seriously and simply presented a reason for her to be a bitch. This is especially important because in Nozomi's case, this behaviour kinda lead her into Mary Sue territory, with how everyone constantly tried to help and never gave up with her despite the fact that she physically abused Kon, was a cold-hearted slut to pretty much everyone else on the cast; yet Ichigo made it his life mission to help her out.. simply because.

The Damsel/Dude in Distress: This one is less used nowadays, because of how much of a fairy tale concept it is. At any rate, we all know the story about a beautiful princess being locked away in a tower, a castle or somewhere else and guarded by some terrible beast of some sort, an army, the law - whatever. So, why is this bad for a romance? Romance requires equality, both parts need to be just as good, to be just as vulnerable; after all, if one of them is a victim that means that they're not equal, it means that their roles are not equal and it means that the relationship ain't really equal either. There are ways to subvert this, such as when Tea was kidnapped in that fanfic Void mentioned, she didn't just sit back and whine and scream and beg for mercy; or was really that scared, no, she used cunning to break free from her bindings and thus saved herself, afterwards - she wound up saving Kaiba and the other ones whom had decided to show up to rescue her, this reversal of roles is the kind of nice twist which is important in romances. Have some dynamics, don't simply make use of the old boring cliche of: Boy meets girl, boy has supernatural powers, girl doesn't, and if she has, they're weaker than the boys own and is powered by love and support! Anyway, make sure they're equal - the other part doesn't need any supernatural powers of their own, they can simply be normal, simple people, but make sure they can take care of themselves one way or the other, we don't need more Orihimes who just stand around and do next to nothing, beyond looking sweet and whisper "-kun". Also, ask yourself, if some random stranger saved you from some danger, would you just immediately throw yourself around his/her neck and swear to love that person forever and ever? I most certainly would not - and I most likely wouldn't immediately fall in love with such a person either, even if I would be very grateful. Of course, Kubo adores this concept.. and he takes it much too far in that he made the most powerful female character, presumeably after Unohana into a damsel in distress. Cause lets be honest here, Tier Harribel as a helpless prisoner-woman needing to be saved... yeah, right.

By now, I'll assume most have figured out that the strength in regards to a romance has nothing at all to do with the powers of the characters themselves, unless of course as I briefly alluded to before, those very same powers are the reason they met in the first place. What I'm talking about is strength of personality - the stronger the personality of the characters, the better the romance is - there is a certain variety to this, but it only works one way.

Its possible to have one character be alot more complicated than the other character, and make it work - but this requires that the complicated character is the secondary character, in essence the other part of the story and not the main character him/herself. This is the approach employed in Grant My Wish - Fukami is the character who has the great personality and past; Yusuke, the main character is actually more of a normal everyday person, in many stories this would make him boring. But as far as this romance goes, it works very well, he doesn't have that big of a personality on his own; but the interaction between these two people whom essentially come from two entirely different worlds is just breathtaking. That is what I'm talking about, as Void pointed out in the comments, romance is not about the final result, its about the journey itself - how they got there, the interactions between the characters, the difficulties and challenges their romance faces and et cetera, et cetera.

Ship Analyzis

I'll continue talking about strength of personality now, and I'm gonna do this by talking about the appeal of certain fanon pairings or "ships" as they're most commonly called, what kind of values people see in those characters and why they're likeable and why people make fanfiction depicting them. My first order of business is to talk about the characters presented in various Bleach fanfiction romances, in essence some popular shipping options. I'm gonna try to analyze their characters from a romantic point of view, to find out what kind of appeal they hold for the readers, figure out how they'd flow in the story and why some is preferred over others.

Orihime: I'll start with Hime, I feel that alot of the appeal that this girl has comes from the fact that she, like Ichigo is kinda relateable to alot of teenager girls, just like Ichigo is for boys. She's that shy, kindhearted girl at the back of the class, whom longs for the more popular guy whom, while being generally nice to her never really seems to notice her feelings. For several girls, her agreeable personality kinda allows them to insert themselves in her place, they want to experience the world of Bleach through her eyes and use that to learn something, she's sorta Kubo's take on a Shojo heroine, seen from the perspective of Kubo, which is obviously rather biased and misplaced. I'll say right now that part of the reason I dislike Orihime is a combination of several factors, the first in line among these is that during the first part of the series, up until just after the Soul Society Arc. Orihime was actually a likeable character, I might not agree with how Kubo portrayed her but I could at the very least get invested in her and kinda see how the whole IchiHime thing could work out.

Orihime started out as a simple soft-spoken girl, that, while she had a crush on Ichigo was actually rather likeable in her own way, even though she doesn't fight at all and is pretty much the healbot of the entire show; I didn't mind that as much in the begining, because her pacifism actually had some correlation to her backstory, which appearantly includes severe parental abuse. But beyond this, she had courage and determination in her - she shielded Ichigo, with her own body no less, from being killed by Acidwire. I found that to be very impressive, Acidwire is a Hollow, she would be powerless if her brother hadn't still existed somewhere inside him? When she was revealed to expert hand-to-hand capabilities and used them to take down two Shinigami, that was also kind of nice, it proved that she was actually helpful beyond merely looking cute and having healing powers; and that is a trait I believe to be of absolute neccessity in a love interest, he/she should in some way or manner be important to the story.

Of course, while she started out decently, as time went by and we reached the Arrancar arc she just seemed kinda useless all of a sudden; she had become the damsel in distress, and unlike Rukia - that became all she was, she didn't have any other defining traits at that point, and for a time I hoped she would use her unique powers to destroy or erase the Houkyoku; but even that was a false lead, she spent the entirety of that arc being thrown around like an unwanted present and moaning "K-Kurosaki-kun" over and over, and of course make erotic noises... that kinda sounds like she's constantly in the process of being violated by a broomstick?

Conclusion, if you want an example of a good female romance character, Orihime is probably not a good role model at all, she's far too lenient, has no goals of her own, has always had little to no actual personality and her past matters less and less, and above all else: She doesn't love Ichigo, if she truly did - then Tsukishima could never have managed to control her mind like he did, she didn't believe Ichigo a single moment and had resolved to fight him, without even caring about her own memories of him. She's a terrible friend, and would've made a horrible romance option for him. I remember in the fanfic Memories that I talked about before, Sanji, even after having lost two full years of his life; still remembered Zoro, even though he had no memories of him, he still felt oddly at ease being around him and they instantly reconnected, simply by the bond of Sanji's powerful emotions - of course, the latter had to get to know Zoro anew but the connection was still there, the strength of his emotion eventually allowed him to reconcile with his past and accept that his emotions hadn't forgotten, even if his mind had.

Rukia: This short woman is probably one of the best female side characters in the history of Shonen manga, she's tomboyish, is highly interesting and she's among the few female characters whom have actually done something over the course of the story. Much like Orihime, Rukia seemed like a pretty interesting character right off the bat, and she was - she had an amusing personality, she drew the attenton of the reader and she was rather important to the actual story. However, unlike Orihime, Rukia didn't only stay interesting over the course of the entire story - but she even grew more powerful, enough so that she later fought and defeated a wide variety of powerful enemies; Rukia's skills and strengths as a character has always been far greater than that of most other supporting characters in Ichigo's group, she's always been dependable, she's always been interesting and she's always had something to offer to the team as a whole; and unlike most, she has more than a single thing that she's good at.

Lets look back to the first few chapters, Rukia gave almost all of her powers to Ichigo and was placed in a Gigai by Urahara. But despite the fact that she had given away so much of her powers that she was largely incapable of maintaining a coherrent spiritual form, she was still far from useless. Her superiour intelligence and knowledge of Hollows, Zanjutsu and other elements of Shinigami combat proved to aid Ichigo greatly, and if not those things were enough? She had the power to inflict some serious damage and perform a wide array of different tasks through the use of her prowess with Kido. A fact that made her irreplaceably useful to Ichigo, had it not been for her magic he wouldn't have been capable of doing most of what he did. Rukia thus served as a guide of sorts, both to Ichigo but perhaps first and foremost to us, the actual readers of the story. Ichigo didn't have to come and save her constantly, like how he sometimes needed to take care of Orihime, no, Rukia was perfectly capable of taking care of herself at all times and I think this is one of the many reasons that alot of people ship IchiRuki. Rukia isn't merely a pretty face, she's a clever young woman, an equal if you will - a woman you can trust and rely on in a relationship.

So, I'll analyze what I think people find appealing with Rukia, as I mentioned before, Rukia - unlike her ditzy counterpart Orihime is both competent, interesting and highly useful as an ally. She's so useful in fact, that if she hadn't given all her powers to Ichigo during the first few chapters, she would've easily destroyed any opponent Ichigo faced in battle, without question. Her first action upon fully recovering her powers, was to easily dispatch an Adjuchas-level Arrancar, without breaking a sweat - while Ichigo was preoccupied being sexually assaulted and manhandled by the great.. evil... cruel and oddly crazy Chappy the Bunny! Anyway, Rukia is wise, intelligent, charming and has excellent chemistry with Ichigo for the most part. People always enjoy her and she, unlike Orihime actually does something, which is empowered by the fact that when she was brought to Soul Society I actually hoped Ichigo would save her, because I had come to appreciate her as a character, but later, when the same thing happened to Orihime.. I felt nothing at all.

Grimmjow: Now, I know what you're probably thinking. Grimmjow and Ichigo.. like together? What sort of crazy fangirl thought this one up, and what's her number so that I can go ahead and call her just to tell her how weird she was! Surely such a pairing is made of crack, right? To that, I would answer: "Ahem.. heeh, I can actually quite see where they're coming from with this". Naturally, after making such a bold claim, most of you will likely expect me to explain myself and shit. (Geez, you people are just SO unreasonable) Very well, I will.

I will start off by saying that I've read a lot of GrimmIchi fanfics, and many of them are quite good. This is also evident in a number of ways, but I suppose I'll need to actually explain the premise here. Grimmjow is connected to Ichigo, quite deeply, both as as an enemy and a rival, but perhaps foremost as a part of his design. Grimmjow is incidentally Ichigo's "Dark Counterpart" - which means that at the foundation of his character, he is drawn to the same things Ichigo is, only that their motives and ways are different. Ichigo represents light, Grimmjow represents the darkness that light would illuminate. More than any other character in the series, Grimmjow can be considered to be Ichigo's other half. If Grimmjow and Ichigo would merge their personalities, the result would be a complete person, a man with just the right amount of all things. In other words, a perfect person.

In the fanfics where these two go together, much of the appeal is how they're basically two sides of the same coin. All of these romances take the place in alternate universes, naturally, because Grimmjow as he currently is could never love anyone. He's too.. well, Hollow. But if Grimmjow had been a human or even a Shinigami, he and Ichigo would be a solid pairing. You could say, that they're Yin and Yang. Grimmjow is the Yin to Ichigo's Yang, and they complete one another, they form a duality. I'm very certain, that if Grimmjow had been a woman, or even if Ichigo had been a woman, we would undoubtably see strong suggestive undertones in everything they'd do and say, and it'd be likely that they, if this wasn't a manga written by Tite Kubo would have something of a quasi-romance going on.

So, would this potentially be a good romance? Yeah, I'd honestly say it would, the leads are similar enough to be drawn to one another but different enough that they can teach one another things about life, themselves and people around them. Which is another beast I'll be tackling some way down this rainbow road.

So, what does this all mean?

It means that to have a good romance, one of the first things you've gotta have in order is the characters and their specific background and personalities. However, if you're lazy and just want to write a random sweet deviation to your normally action-filled storyline and all, here's my response to you:

Alright, so some users think that they need to add a random romance into their story to make it more interesting and all, and to be fair, that's a good idea in theory. But, while a romance can serve to spice up the story quite abit, and serve to add some extra oomph to the story, many writers, especially young amateur ones quite like ourselves tend to vastly understimate the difficulty of creating a good romance, while they grossly overstimate their own story-telling capabilities.

This usually results in a dramatically weakened storyline, whose purpose remains largely indiscernible. They add alot of random plot elements, a half-assed love interest with a personality about as engrossing and facinating as a billboard and poorly constructed last-minute fight scenes and villains and they somehow expect it to work out? So, what is my point, beyond insulting pretty much every single storyline written over the course of TBF or BFF of course... meh, you'll see in a moment.

As a general rule, anything that can aid a story also has the potential to weaken it, or perhaps even ouright ruin it if handled poorly; a bad romance can accomplish this faster than pretty much any other element. They're characterized by a wide variety of differing factors, the most common one include overwhelming sappyness, below I'll include a quote of a conversation I overheard a few years ago while roleplaying in WoW. This is roughly how it was.

"...If you're gonna break up with me then you might as well kill me now, cause I can't even hope to go on without you.. so, please kill me... my only love.. or take me back in your arms and hold me again"
— Random lady to.. another random lady

...Yeah, I'm not kidding you at all, that was precisely what I overheard those two lesbians talking about; this is a classical attempt at trying to make something sound romantic and failing miserably, honestly - not even Twilight would have a character talk like that, its just that sappy and lame. Anyhow, I'm certain I don't have to explain why this is bad - cause unless the character herself was incredibly needy and/or psychotic, stupid and likely deaf, there would be no way in hell that she would say such a thing. Not to mention the overwhelming likelihood that the only real 'romance' that occured between the two girls were randomly meeting and screwing their brains out; and that the next meeting one of the girls falls out she's in love-love with the gal she's known for a whole 2 hours!

Granted... I'm guilty of this myself, I'll post a quote with me being sappy in a roleplay on WoW - it was my character towards a female character. I should've suspected I was gay at that point, cause quite frankly its obvious I didn't give a crap.

""...You know, Chela.. I think the stars and the moon are jealous of your beauty"
— N at 13 1/2 years of age


Aha! Chemistry, at last. I'm certain most of us have heard this word thrown around at least once over the course of our lives. We've all got it hammered into our thick skull that Chemistry is some really important stuff if you want to succeed in love, friendship AND world conquest! But what IS chemistry, precisely? Oh, you poor ignorant cretin! Chemistry is... err.. ahem, something cool that.. well, y'know.. eh? Alright, I'll admit it, I don't know precisely what chemistry is, but since its important that I continue talking if I am to preserve my reputation of being the Love Guru, I'll invent my own definition. For the purpose of this guide, that will be my explanation of what chemistry is, if you're one of those wisecrackers that actually know what chemistry is, and you're currently twirling your imaginary moustache while you're trying to correct me, then I don't like you. I'm Nanja, you're not, therefore I'm automatically right by default.

Pointless whining aside. Here is my explanation of chemistry. In a story, chemistry is the growth that occurs between two characters as a direct consequence of the other character, this can be small or large in scope - something as innocent as them hitting it off instantly is a form of chemistry, it means that they're kindred spirits, that they possess an understanding of one another almost immediately, and thus become friends quickly. But in a romantic relationship, this becomes something significantly different. In a romantic relationship, chemistry can be summed up to the following question.

"What do each of the leads receive from the other?"

I'm certain you're imagining something naughty right about now (as am I), but no, they need to get something more than just that. They need to get something more than just love, what does the relationship mean to them? What is the reason for there being a relationship at all? How would they tackle their issues? These are three important questions you should ask yourself before beginning any romance. But this is only the fundamentals, there is something much more important to note. That thing is, what do the characters learn from one another, what effect does the romance has on their worldview and personality? This is hard to quantify and the answer in most cases is nothing, this is why many romances fail so badly, because at their heart, they're "empty" they're nothing but pretty words and imaginary connections. Illusions have a tendency to crumble very quickly, so there needs to be a fundament to build it upon, there needs to be some other values down there as well, besides lovey-dovey. Love is an emotion that changes people, its not a happy emotion, in fact, most of the time you experience falling in love during your life its gonna make you downright miserable. But its extremely powerful, falling inlove is liable to change how we think, how we perceive others around us, and of course, of we feel about things. During this process you often start to emulate the one you love, you impreach yourself on their routine all to ensure that you might "accidentally" meet. In other words, you gradually change yourself for them, even if you're not conscious of doing so, that is why each new love has such a lasting impact on your life.

I'll create a crack example here, just for fun. Lets say that Byakuya were to fall in love with someone as hilariously upbeat and eccentric as Orihime; what effects would that be likely to have on his personality if he spent enough time with her over a long period of time? Its very likely that Byakuya would be tempered by her personality, and he would become more easy-going as a result, he'd still be the same Byakuya, but he'd probably react differently to things that he did before he met her. He would probably easier be able to have a good time, he'd be more willing to take chances and explore, and he'd probably develop a habit of eating away from home in order to survive her cooking. Orihime in turn would probably get over most of her past traumas, and she would become more poised, serious and collected. She'd become a mature young adult who'd still keep her penchant for the eccentric and odd, and she would learn how to motivate others and take charge, and generally become much more assertive than before. All these are features the respective partner possesses but which the other character originally didn't and which, as a result of their union gradually appear in them. Now, lets break up this pair and have them go their separate ways. What would change? Very little, they'd still have spent so much time together and they'd always remember the other and they would keep most of the values and traits they adopted from their past love, thus their personality has been directly affected by the romance. THAT is chemistry, to acknowledge how the characters are built in the premise and then showing how their relationship gradually affects their way of thinking. Doing this will ensure that a romance STAYS relevant, even after the couple has broken up. This will give the romance meaning, and it will continue to be a significant factor in their lives.

Now, to provide a honest example of chemistry in one of the examples I provided near the beginning of this document. Namely the Chemistry between the leads of Grant My Wish: Fukami and Yusuke. As I've stated before, this is a pretty fucked up romance, and one could certainly call Yusuke's mental faculties into question for becoming enamored with someone as dangerous as a mafia boss. But, you know what? That's largely irrelevant, because stories like this tend to make some of the most exciting and memorable romances. While I was in the process of writing this guide, Sei brought up a very valid point to me. Which I had no answer for at that time, but which I do now. The exact quote went something like this:

"I can't say I outright agree with this paradigm. I mean, yes, Orihime's romance with Ichigo is stale and annoying. But... Let me say it like this.

The examples you provided were, pretty much, all failed romance attempts in the most extreme sense of the matter. Not all romances should be so extreme cases like that. Granted, for that sense of realism in an author's work, not all romances should be successful pursuits. But based solely on this blog, you make it almost sound like every romance that is interesting to see should always be made to result in one man/woman's horribly naive and hopeless pursuit for the affections of another man/woman's whom is about as stiff as Aha's brain cells whenever he sees math. If that were the case, we're really going to turn our characters into a mess of loveless sociopaths. Granted, as Void said, if the character in question is a jerk, don't change him so they will fall madly in love with their pursuer. But at the same time, even jerks can warm up to a person over time. What truly makes for a successful romance in fan fiction is to SHOW that time. That time put in to truly form a romance, in a unique way. Sure, they can fail at times, but not all the times. And they most certainly do not need to always turn into a century-long attempt that will result in nothing more than an awkward hug.."
— Sei's quote.

Shortly afterwards, Void answered this concern with the following.

"This is a case of looking at the destination and not the journey. The above examples were there to provide context as to HOW the relationships progressed. Its not about failing relationships, sociopaths, or people warming to the kind jerk.

This blog is meant to illustrate dynamics.

The dynamic aspects of two people getting together or trying to make things work. Its about the interplay between their individual personality traits and how that can help provide a clearer, more interesting story. It can help to flesh out a characters emotional problems, troubles, etc. Either way the focus is on the emotions and exploring those emotions throughout the story. If you're writing romance, its boring to read a fairy typical one where boy meets girl, one is shy and is secretly falling for the other, one day they confess and its happily ever after.

Fairy tale romance if I ever say one. A teenager one at that. Real romance is complicated, its hard and often times you end up with a broken heart. People change, some for better some for worse. Sometimes your goals diverge and you drift apart, it can be any number of things. But in writing a good romance, the key to an interesting story is in the emotions at play and the dynamic between the two characters. There should be just as many clashes as there are meeting of the minds to keep things fresh, and to progress the story."
— Void's retort.

Now. I considered Void's retort to answer Sei's concerns at the time, but since this is my guide, and since I need to address every issue myself, I will present a bit of my own reasoning. An entirely loving romance can also exist, it might even be cute, but from the perspective of a story; it doesn't have too much value, its sorta just these two people without any issues or challenges that come together and live happily in each others company. A romance is obviously a relationship, its very tumultuous and it requires much dedication to preserve, it has never been, nor will it ever be static, their honeymoon won't last forever, sooner or later they'll see each others flaws, and when that day comes, they might decide that those flaws make the other undesirable as a companion. What you're describing is the classical Shōnen romance, which in reality has no larger meaning than to be a stock sub-plot. The shōnen romance is static, unchanging and once achieved its never touched upon again for the most part, except for one or two phone calls. It's just expected to work by itself, sort of like a machine.

Romances like these tend to be cute in the beginning, but they soon become a distraction and get in the way of the storyline, they become disruptive elements because they're just there, without having any sizeable impact other than opening up the possibility of the villains kidnapping their half-assed love interest. The problem is, that for such a romance to function, one of the leads must be dehumanized and made into a device or a tool, they need to abandon their role as characters with personalities of their own, or they must become satellite characters, who are happy to stay with their love interest no matter the cost and who have no goals of their own. The fact can be summed up like this; as long as both of the leads are characters with individual personalities conflicts in their relationship WILL arise, and they MUST be dealt with one way or another. If you don't want something like that in your story then you're better off not adding a romance in the first place.

Anyway, in conclusion, the reason why I use "broken" romances is because its necessary for a romance to have a coherent, proper story. A well-executed romance, is not simply two or more people getting together and deciding that they want to share their lives together, no, its an actual coherent story. A romance needs stakes, and the stakes in some broken romances are very high, this in turn makes them more interesting to hear and read about from a story perspective than say the budding sweethearts of your teenage years. Don't get me wrong, those can be quite interesting too, if you do them right, but it always means you'll need to approach the romance with the previously stated methods, or, failing that, find your own way of doing so that doesn't turn neither the romance nor the characters sterile and bland.

Whew, I got side-tracked a bit there, hopefully I've still got all your attention! Very well, back to Yusuke and Fukami. What defines their romance, or their journey towards attaining it as the case might rather be. Is the stakes, from the get go, the stakes are set VERY high. By pursuing Fukami, Yusuke knows that its likely that he might get in big trouble, possibly even killed, and he makes peace with that, he decides that pursuing Fukami is something he wants to do, and that his love for the man is strong enough to risk everything. Through his connection with Fukami, which starts out with him becoming Fukami's piano teacher and gradually growing close to him. Its discovered that Fukami enjoys music, specifically, Fukami enjoys calm and gentle ballads which soothes his tempestuous emotions.

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Rosario + Vampire - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,464 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 6/18/2012 - Published: 9/12/2011 - Tsukune A., Mizore S.
Naruto's True Nindo by Kyuubi123 reviews
Naruto has failed the genin exam for the second time when a mysterious man gives him some advice that will change the future of naruto as we know it. Naru/hina others pairings are not definite.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 57 - Words: 375,480 - Reviews: 3713 - Favs: 5,675 - Follows: 3,581 - Updated: 6/14/2012 - Published: 11/18/2008 - Hinata H., Naruto U. - Complete
The Prophecy Child by afydith reviews
This will be a lot like the CANON but not quite, their will be OC's and multiple things that didn't happen in the CANON but happen in my story.
Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 71,382 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 4/9/2012 - Published: 4/17/2011 - Kenichi S., Miu F.
a new road by feintone1 reviews
betrayed by her husband Aveline goes to Hawke for comfort. but will she find more?. disclaimer: bioware owns everything. Authors note: this is my first piece of fanfiction. i am pretty new to the genre so reviews and feedback would be appreciated.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,099 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 14 - Published: 11/17/2011 - Aveline V., Hawke
Brother and Sister love by zorakid reviews
Male Hawke and Bethany. Rated M for SEXUAL CONTENT. Yes, INCEST. The remaining of the Hawke siblings discover their love for each other is deeper than they thought. Story happens before the Deep Roads exhibition. Some think the story is so bad its funny.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,346 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 21 - Published: 4/29/2011 - Hawke, Bethany H. - Complete
Monster by nymphonic reviews
Tyler/Caroline. "If you're a monster then I'm a monster too."
Vampire Diaries - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 43,384 - Reviews: 215 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 2/12/2011 - Published: 12/12/2010 - Tyler L., Caroline F.
A Haunted Halloween by Vamprella9008 reviews
It's another Halloween evening in Jump City. The Teen Titans are out, dressed up, ready to have some fun. But Robin sees Slade. Robin is determined to capture Slade at any cost...but...will this Halloween be Robin's last? Swearing and rated T for now
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Angst/Suspense - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,982 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/2/2010 - Published: 10/6/2010 - Robin, Slade - Complete
Bleach at Youkai Academy! by Romez reviews
Ichigo is sent on a mission to a certain place where Hollows seem to go to, but never come out. That and his old school was destroyed during the war and he still needs to finish his education. Pairings Undecided. Story sticks with the Manga for the most
Crossover - Bleach & Rosario + Vampire - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 206,141 - Reviews: 1038 - Favs: 1,226 - Follows: 763 - Updated: 9/22/2010 - Published: 8/9/2009 - Ichigo K., Kurumu K. - Complete
Dragon Age: Campfire Tales IV by beanball reviews
It's the Warden's birthday and everyone has gotten him something, except the witch. As the day goes on, Morrigan struggles to find the perfect gift for her warden.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,136 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/7/2010 - Morrigan, Cousland - Complete
Questions Answered but Unaswered by The Faded Line reviews
When tatsuki goes to pursue a matter with ichigo things go farther than she excpected...Warning:Loveydoveygooeystuff Multi-chap several pairings mainly Ichigo/tatsuki conflict Discontinued Up for adoption
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,711 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/12/2010 - Published: 4/22/2008 - Tatsuki A., Ichigo K.
Fidelity by theboyandgirlwhowaited reviews
Two people sat in the dentist's office. One was a man. One was a woman. Both had different ideas about religion. By the end of the day, they would have the same. Story is better than summary, trust me! One-shot.
Bible - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,864 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/1/2010 - Complete
Midnight mission by ReisFriend reviews
Mizore sneaks in Tsukune's room at midnight. Rated M for lemon.
Rosario + Vampire - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,631 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 141 - Follows: 54 - Published: 7/1/2010 - Mizore S., Tsukune A. - Complete
BLEACHed Wars Hope at Last? by Romez reviews
Ichigo's light-saber? Oversized. Kisuke's advice? Overrated. Darth Isshin's sanity? Out of order. What awaits Ichigo on his quest to save the entire galaxy from the Imperator's evil clutches? Hell if we know.
Crossover - Star Wars & Bleach - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,054 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 44 - Published: 5/18/2010 - Ichigo K.
Warden's Keep by WritingOutTheStorm reviews
The beautiful sorceress Morrigan has developed feelings for the Grey Warden Ryder Cousland in spite of her best efforts to resist. Her mother’s best laid plans are beginning to unravel as Morrigan's barriers crumble. Or are they?
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 25 - Words: 71,033 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 170 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 4/26/2010 - Published: 4/4/2010 - Cousland, Morrigan - Complete
Dinner by constant.daydreamer reviews
Toph is Aang's only companion for dinner tonight.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,894 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 10 - Published: 7/7/2009 - Aang, Toph
Yakumo's Crisis by Word spinner reviews
Yakumo frets over an incident with Iori... Harima x Yakumo
School Rumble - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,488 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/9/2009 - Complete
Season Six by theredrobin reviews
The Teen Titans are back. This time, Robin's past comes back to haunt him in ways he never thought possible.
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 62,510 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 239 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 5/18/2009 - Published: 6/26/2007 - [Robin, Starfire] [Raven, Beast Boy] - Complete
right before your eyes i am changing by keem reviews
Ichigo and Tatsuki, at the end of it all. Drabble.
Bleach - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 847 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/23/2009 - Tatsuki A., Ichigo K. - Complete
Apologize: A Tatsuki and Ichigo Story by Jobrill reviews
After the battle for Karakura, Ichigo decides that he needs to apologize to a super-powered, Urahara-trained Tatsuki. He is sure this is proof that he really is insane. Rated T for mild language.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,873 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 17 - Published: 3/22/2009 - Tatsuki A., Ichigo K. - Complete
Mental Mishap by Redravin reviews
Ino and Naruto have never gotten along well. Naruto has crossed the line, and Ino is plotting revenge. What will happen when the consequences aren’t what she expected? NaruIno body swap. Naruto X Ino. Maybe other characters also. Rated M for lemons
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,985 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 10/7/2008 - Published: 9/29/2008 - Naruto U., Ino Y.
Lessons in Love by T. A. Miller reviews
Tatsuki gives Ichigo lessons in something that will come in VERY handy in the future...Het, IchiTatsu, very lemony
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,453 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 20 - Published: 6/4/2008 - Ichigo K., Tatsuki A. - Complete
Namikaze Hokage by NamikazeNaruto reviews
AU. What if Naruto discovered about his heritage before he entered the academy? How would he turn out? Read and find out as Naruto strives to accomplish of his goals of becoming Hokage and revive the Namikaze Clan.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 39 - Words: 209,408 - Reviews: 488 - Favs: 1,140 - Follows: 823 - Updated: 5/24/2008 - Published: 10/19/2007 - Naruto U., Sakura H.
Bleach Rebirth by NamikazeNaruto reviews
What if Ichigo was already a shinigami when Rukia first came? What if Ichigo was more cocky, rude, and also...perverted? This is a remake of the original that Kubo messed up with a Ichigo based on Dante from Devil May Cry. I promise you won't regret it!
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,927 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 1/17/2008 - Published: 1/16/2008 - Ichigo K., Orihime I.
Stand by Kasamari reviews
On their way to the Fire Lord's castle Aang and Toph are attacked. After the battle, Aang and Toph face personal revelations.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,618 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 11/5/2007 - Published: 11/4/2007 - Aang, Toph - Complete
The Most Unexpected Things by FlamedraSeer7213 reviews
A bunch of oneshots of the pairing NaruTema. Requested by Kage Mistress of Shadows. What happens when the most unexpected things happen?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,584 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 2/8/2007 - Published: 11/21/2006 - Naruto U., Temari
I'll Set You Free by UchihaHakura64 reviews
Namine...I'll set you free from your prison, and we can finally have real memories of us together. Sora x Namine. Sora's POV. Oneshot Drabble.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 329 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/27/2006 - Sora, Naminé - Complete
Almost Unreal by Miles Edgeworth reviews
It was a dark and stormy night... but that would be unrealistic. Almost. RobJinx
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,500 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 9 - Published: 12/3/2004 - Complete
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Peter Parker Quest reviews
It's time I forgot about little ol' web-swinger for a while... and paid some attention to the private life of Peter Parker... who happens to be my favorite civilian! -Spider-Man/Peter Parker [Still Going On](click to learn more).
Spider-Man - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 63 - Words: 228,189 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 11/7/2014 - Published: 5/19/2014 - Peter P./Spider-Man
Bleach Quest reviews
Kurosaki Ichigo grew up not knowing of the great opposition that was set-up against him before he was even born. With one man with great amount of resources focused on implementing him to his plans no matter what, will Ichigo be able to live up to his given name 'the one who protects' or was he already deemed to fail to begin with?[Still Ongoing].
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 25 - Words: 96,820 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 9/12/2014 - Published: 8/4/2014 - Ichigo K.
Bleach Quest: Redux reviews
Name: Kurosaki Ichigo Age: 15 Years old, Hair Color: Orange, Eye color: brown, Special Ability: The ability to see Ghosts, Occupation: High School Student and…Ghost Detective. Bleach Quest returns! The reset button is pressed and the mystery box is selected. You can't go off the rails if they were never there.[Still Ongoing]
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,186 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/17/2014 - Published: 8/12/2014 - Ichigo K.
Hollow Peter Parker Quest Redux
Funny crap following 'Peter Parker Quest' and 'Hollow Quest Redux'.
Crossover - Spider-Man & Bleach - Rated: M - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,938 - Updated: 6/25/2014 - Published: 6/24/2014 - Complete
The Jesus Storybook Bible reviews
The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the story beneath all the stories in the Bible. It takes the whole Bible to tell this Story. And in the story Jesus is at the center of it all. Dislcaimer: I don't own "The Jesus Storybook Bible" or anything, all the credit goes to Sally Lloyd-Jones. This is to help others understand the Bible easily for free.
Bible - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 15,930 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/24/2013 - Published: 2/11/2013