Yo, for those reading here is a short intro. My name is Chris, I am a 20 yr old male aspiring author. Things I like are books, sports (yes, I know it's a weird comibation, well you guys are just going to have to deal with it), video games, and FANFICTION! (lol). Dislikes...spicy food, guys ( meaning I'm not gay people) and wrap (sorry, not dissing all you wrappers out there, just not my thing).
As both a lover of fanfiction and an aspiring writer, I have found fanfiction a paradise for people who simply love to write. I cannot help but have the highest respect for those of you who write on this website. You don't have to do it, you are not paid to do it, yet you write these amazing and wonderful stories. Here is my opinion about stories: A good story will inspire people to do things, to get up and change the world, whether it be as a voter here in America where I live and using your power as a citizen to vote, or an author simply looking for that new idea which will set the creative juices flowing. This is what I believe. So, as a member of the community of fanfiction, I want to give something back to you guys. I make a pedge here and now, to make the fanfiction experience as wonderful as your stories are. I dedicate myself to bettering the fanfiction experience for everyone, so that more people will come and read these stories. After all, as writers, nothing makes us more happy then to have our work appreciated, and that means more readers, which in turn means more reviewers!
Flamers: Simple, don't like flamers, period. Now, you can tell me something is stupid, just be sure to tell me WHY. That way, I can improve my skills as a writer. So by all means, feel free to speak your mind. THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I AM HERE.
Now then, this is something that has become a BIG issue with fanfic readers and authors alike. The yaoi filter. My take: I agree. Now, not for the reasons you may think. I may not be gay, but I have friends who are gay, lesbian, and bi. I don't believe as people we have the right to say what love is or is not. The reason I support a filter is because I want to limit the time I spend searching for a story I want to read. For those of you who work and have a job, you don't have the time to spend looking for a good story. During my high school summer, I spent FIVE HOURS looking for a good story. That is simply ridiculous! The filter should allow us to narrow down what we want to read. For instance, instead of just having one genre in the genre drop down, it should have at least two, like adventure/fantasy or something. Of course, yaoi and yuri are genres in and of themselves, so they should be added to the list. Maybe something where you can check the genres you wish to read, and x out the ones you don't.
People against what I said about gay and lesbian rights read this. Issues people have. I know it says it in the bible that love is between a man and a woman, I get it. Here's my take on that. You don't have to agree on a personal level the relationship they are in, but that does not give you the right to discriminate against them. Here is what I believe defines what I think: I do not agree with what you say, but I believe in your right to say it. Gays have been around for a long, LONG time. Alexander the Great, the man who created one of the biggest empires in history was gay. Leonardo da Vinchi was gay. Guys, they exist. I will leave it up to God to decide whether they get into heaven or not, but according to the bible they won't get into heaven. Doesn't that mean we should treat them better since their afterlife will be spent in hell?
For people who are gay, lesbian , and bi: I know there are some of you who read what I said above, I know it is depressing. But here is what I have is what I have to say to you guys: THE BIBLE HAS NEVER BEEN UPDATED. For thousands of years, it has been left the same. I believe as a greater, all-knowing being, he has the ability to change his mind. If you truly, TRULY BELIEVE that you are in love with your partner, well, keep faith. God watches over everything we do and say. The bible states he wants what is best for us and loves us. He will know the truth of how you feel, and he will judge based on that.
Even if he has not, we all go to purgatory to be judged. That is just the way it is. When you come before him to be judged, CHANGE HIS MIND. Relate to him your life, let him know how much you care for your partner, don't back down even in the face of eternal damnation. He will change his mind. If he does not, I myself will stand with you. You have a friend in me.
Another big issue people have is religion. I am sure by now you can tell I am religious. I am catholic, though from my beliefs about marriage I am probably not a good one, lol. I go to mass every Sunday, have missed in the last year maybe a dozen times at most. I am an usher and welcome people into the church.
For those of you who have a problem with that: Well, I do. I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth. For those of you who are going "Oh, it burns, the heresy this person is speaking!" well, get over it. Period, end of story, discussion, whatever you want to call it. There is no "if" for me. I was born a primi, 1 pound 14 ounces, so you can see it was a miracle I am alive and writing before you today. God deserves most of the credit, with some of that credit going to the doctor and nurses as well (most of the people don't seem to realize this, but god works through people, basically God gives the person the ability to do the deed, but the person has to actually do it). This brings me to another issue which I want to make my stance clear on: Abortion.
My take on abortion: It is MURDER. Plain and simple. I won't change my opinion on that, just as I support gay and lesbian rights I cannot in good conscience support abortion. To take the life of someone who cannot decide for themselves is FUNDAMENTALLY and MORALLY wrong. To take the life of someone who has not even lived is even worse. So basically, if you are considering abortion, just don't do it. There is something called adoption that you may want to try. You may say "oh, orphanages are the worst place you can go." Well, is it worse than death? I certainly think so. If you don't, well that is your opinion. I will not knock you for your opinion, so don't sue me over mine.
Well, I believe that covers my beliefs and whatnot. So, I hope the people reading this have gotten a good picture of the type of person I am. For those of you who don't like me: I don't care. That is your opinion, and last I checked it is not a mortal sin to have differing opinions or a plain dislike or even hatred of someone. Don't diss me and I won't mess with you. That's how I work.
As part of my campaign to better the the fanfiction website experience, I will be starting up a community in order to find those good Naruto stories where he leaves Konoha that people wish to read. If anyone wishes to join me or simply make a suggestion, message me. I won't bite, I promise.
Challenges: I've looked at the author profiles, and like this idea of making challenges. I have had tons of good ideas, and I just don't have the time to write them all. I will post them by genre and type, so that it will be easier for you guys to read them. So, I will post them here for you guys to look at. Feel free to write me what you think. BE AS OPINIONATIVE AS YOU LIKE.
Bleach Romance challenge, Finding love in the middle of war: Okay, for you people going, "Oh, he's a guy, he shouldn't like romance. He must be gay." Guess what, I am, and I'm not gay, and I am not changing, so get over it. Now, on to the actual challenge. Ichigo needs to be a hollow, and he needs to hold a high position within Aizen's forces. Have him fall in love with someone on the other side, from Soul Society, you know, like Rukia, Matsumoto, Yoruichi, doesn't matter. Basically, a romance which must be kept secret from both sides. You know, a war romance, so for you males like me out there who want action, this story has the potential to have it. Best of both worlds, guys love a good fight so you have the winter war, and the girls have their little secret romance going on in the background.
One Piece Whitebeard Commander Challenge, Have Luffy join the Whitebeard pirates. Plain and simple, only requirement, shouldn't be that hard to write. I myself will write one of these, and I was thinking going one of three routes: have Luffy leave with Ace early and join him as a co-captain, sort of like what happened with Whitebeard allies DeCalvan Brothers. Or, have Luffy accept Ace's offer in Alabasta to join. Finally, have Luffy join with Whitebeard during/for the war in Marineford. I will do the one where Luffy joins Ace as his co-captain, so that one is MINE. Course, you can still write one, just mine will be the first. As for the other routes, they are up for grabs, first come, first choice. Go wild.
Harry Potter Lightning Thief Challenge, Okay, my idea is simple, have Harry be a demigod. Only requirement. Again, fairly simple and very general, like the one piece challenge. Here are some of the routes I thought up: have Grover come pick Harry up and bring him to Camp Half-Blood instead of or before Hagrid. Or, this is the one I am going to do, have Harry join with Luke, Annabeth, and Thalia on their original adventures. This will likely be part of a series, since I want to write one where Luke, Thalia and Annabeth first meet. The one where Harry joins them as a companion will probably be the second story in the series. This story won't be written for awhile, due to the fact that I need to learn how to write romance, but it's-a-coming. Probably after the One Piece story I will write. Pairings will remain a MYSTERY. As I mention down in the first story description, this will also include Luke's spiralling into serving the Titans.
Harry Potter/Lightning Thief Crossover The Formation of the Ultimate Team: explained a bit there in the Harry Potter Lightning Thief Challenge- basically the stories main character will be Luke. This story will cover how he met with Annabeth and Thalia and eventually ending up at Camp Half-Blood. It will also include his spiralling thoughts which lead to his fall into serving the Titans. This one will also be delayed for awhile, due to the fact that I am simply not up to the level required to write the story I wish to write for this one.
Naruto- Naruto Emperor of the Underworld: This story will have elements of One Piece ideas, nothing really big like the fruits and all. Anyways, this one will have Naruto become a gang member and member of the underworld. His character will be based off Whitebeard. I know summary is very general, but that is basically it. Can't put down more without giving it away. Will probably be part of a trilogy.
Harry Potter- Harry Potter Child Soldier: In this one, Harry will end up working in the service of Joseph Kony as a part of his child soldier army. May turn this into two-part if it goes on long enough, but I highly doubt it. Anyways, this will feature a lot of action and angst, and maybe, MAYBE a tad bit of romance, not sure, know there is potential, but just not sure yet about this one.
Harry Potter- Harry Potter, Knight of the Round Table: This will have Harry as the inheritor of a position among the knights of the round table. He will serve the Pendragon, which will be a girl. This is a story about a knight and his princess, so there will be a LOT of romance. Action will take a back seat in this one, not completely out, but will not play as prominent a role, that will be the romance. Pendragon will probably be an OC. This story will have to be on the waiting list as well.
Naruto- Naruto Guardian of the Land of Fire, In this one, Naruto will become a personal bodyguard to the Daimyo and his family. Possibility for romance, but probably will not have much if there is any at all. This will be a naruto grows-up kind of story. Inspired by the story where naruto gave up his dream of being Hokage. If anyone knows the story and can give me the name of the story and author, I will give him/her the credit he/she deserves for inspiring me with this idea.
Stories being written:
Code Geass/Gundam Seed Crossover- Gundam vs Knightmare: Epic Clash, Banished from Britannia by his Father along with his sister, a bitter and hate-filled Lelouch is sent to Japan, where he learns to love the land and its people. However, he knows that Britannia will not just leave his new home alone, so he takes action. He invents the Gundam.
Harry Potter/Naruto Crossover- Harry Potter the Wizard Ninja, Based off The Itch's story For Your Dream, in this one Harry will become Haku, Zabuza's apprentice. Oh, forgot to mention, NOT YOAI.
I don't write yaoi, plain and simple. Nothing against it, will even read those yaoi stories where there is no descriptive sexual actions taken, just won't write it. My reasoning is simple, to write yaoi I would have to picture two guys getting into a relationship and...well...falling in love. As a straight guy, you can imagine how uncomfortable such a story will make me. I have been sexually harrassed by a guy before, bad memories for me, so it would just bring back those memories to the surface. Finally, I have no idea what such a relationship entails. I am sure there are differences between a straight and yaoi relationship, just don't know what they are. Same stance on yuri.
Harry Potter/Suikoden Crossover- Black Sword vs Bright Shield, what if the reason that Harry survived the killing curse was because of true rune Bright Shield? What if the reason he would have to face Voldemort was because Voldemort wielded the true rune Black Sword? Curious? Well read and find out.
My first chapter on Harry Potter Wizard Ninja will be out this week, most likely next week at the latest. Just have to tweek it a bit to fix it up so it matches the plot line for the second chapter. Gundam vs Knightmare Epic Clash will probably be next, the first chapter for this one should be out by next month at the latest. Black Sword vs Bright Shield will have to wait, as I am having a bit of trouble coming up with a plot line for the second chapter. First chapter is done, just want to make sure I can have a second chapter lined up which matches what will be written in the first.
1/29/12: Alright everyone, first chapter is up. I really have no idea what I'm doing, so let me know if you encounter any problems. Oh, and please be sure to review! Remember, if you are going to flame, at least provide a reason as to why. I want to know what needs to be improved! Ok...not sure what is going on...but I have uploaded the story to Harry Potter Wizard Ninja...and for some reason I just don't see it showing up on the profile...so, I'm going to wait and see what happens...cause it saiys it has uploaded, so maybe there is some sort of delay or time period in which a person must wait. Anyways, if it shows up be sure to message me so I know. Hope you get as much enjoyment out of the first chapter as I did writing it! :)