Author has written 18 stories for Dragon Ball Z, and Kingdom Hearts.
Pranktical Joker's 50-Theme Prompt Challenge
1) The story is to be about either Dragonball Z, Kingdom Hearts, or a crossover of both, and in English.
2) The rating is not to exceed T. No mature contents allowed.
3) There are no restrictions on characters and genres. Just write about anyone you'd like to write about.
4) Pairings are allowed, but no yaoi, yuri, or incestuous ones. Try to keep it conventional, folks!
5) The number of words per chapter is not to exceed 500.
6) The story is to be updated at your own pace. Take as long as you want; the deadline is the day the world ended!
The themes you're going to have to write about, in order, would be these:
Chapters 1 to 10:
Chapters 11 to 20:
Chapters 21 to 30:
Chapters 31 to 40:
Chapters 41 to 50:
Sadly there will be no prize. Sorry about that, but let's do this just for fun! I don't require you to, but if you're interested to take on the challenge, feel free to drop me a PM so I can check your story out.
This challenge will be here for an indefinite amount of time. I wish you the best of luck, and have tons of fun!
Any communication with me should be done in English, but if by any chance you are Indonesian, please feel free to speak in Bahasa Indonesia with me (and yeah, in case you can't tell, I'm hoping to get acquaintained to fellow countrymen who are interested in fanfictions). I also speak Japanese although my understanding is still at a basic level, so if you PM me in Japanese, chances are I'll need lots of time getting back to you (and when I finally do, I will be very, VERY soft-spoken and formal). :P
My birthday? Halve the date and you get the month.
Outside of work, I do quite a number of things. I study Japanese (the language, of course). I would also sometimes hunt for photographs, nature and landscape alike. I'm a member of some kind of a board game society. I sing, too, and I used to be a choirmaster before I left university and choir altogether (this has caused my voice to shift, and it is now better suited for contemporary instead of choral songs). I also collect action figures to be photographed, but it was only recently that I took a liking to this hobby. As such, my collection is limited and strictly of Dragonball and Kingdom Hearts fame.
I like to cook, too, especially Korean, Japanese, and Italian food. This is passed down from my parents; they both cook, and their cooking--especially my mom's--is awesome. Ever since I was little I had been taught not to be afraid of handling fire and knives, so perhaps that's why I'm kinda fond of this hobby. I personally think the most fun part is the experimenting; taste is a subjective matter, and to satisfy your palate, sometimes you need to really be bold and deviate from the recipe. When it fails, well, too bad, but there's always the next time. When it succeeds, however, I tell you... it's worth it.
Uh, it's too much information, I guess... you're not gonna read anyway. Hehe. So let's just stop here.
Favourite things to do
My avatar is the result of combining two of my hobbies: action figure and photography. It's a picture of Roxas Play Arts action figure facing the sunset. Oh, and if you're interested in seeing my other works, I invite you to check out my flickr account. Just key in prankticaljoker under the people search... and I'd be so glad if you decide to let me know what you think of my pictures!
I don't require my readers to review after reading, but doing so would certainly be most welcome, especially if you provide suggestions and constructive criticisms to make the story all the more enjoyable. Besides, reviews--as are follows and favourites--are a form of appreciation, and I think there is no single writer who doesn't want his or her stories to be reviewed. You know, that feeling when you get a review notification in your email is so downright exhilarating.
Stories of interest
So I said last time that I wasn't gonna write stories touching on romance. However, I actually did write one, although it doesn't contain heavy-duty, explicit scenes. I swear, it's an innocent one. Also, it has been an eye-opener for me; when reading other writers' work of art to search for inspiration in writing it, I was made aware that there are many great, heartwarming stories out there. As such, I'm now more open to romantic stories.
Of course there's a limit. Yuri / yaoi / incest pairings revolt me, and I despise them with passion. And I'm not gonna lie: I'm not gonna read or write sexually explicit stories as well. However, I know everyone is entitled the same right to freely express their opinion. Therefore, I appreciate the path they've chosen to take; combined with the fact that I firmly adhere to the "don't like, don't read" policy, be assured, writers of such stories, that you won't get a single word of flame from me simply because I'm gonna steer clear from said stories. Even if I do read them by accident (it happened quite a few times due to inadequately presented summaries), I'll keep my mouth shut and leave quietly. That way, everybody's happy. :P
Me as a reader
I only read stories that are actually readable, and by this I mean those with good, if not exceptional, formatting and use of language; the latter translates to above-average syntactic, semantic, and punctuational proficiency. Also, we're all so familiar with the saying "first impressions count"; I believe this applies to summaries as well. If you're hoping to get me attracted with poorly written summaries (such as improper capitalisation, excessive nonsensical contractions--for the love of all that's good, we're allocated 385 characters! Make the most of it!--and spelling errors), I have to urge you to try harder.
All that said, I possess tolerance since we're all human beings who are far from being perfect in any sense (I, too, am prone to making mistakes in writing). The stories I do read, follow, and favourite have met my criteria. They're not perfectly authored, but I believe the authors have made conscious effort to keep them pleasantly readable.
However, be aware that I'm a very picky reader when it comes to genre. I seldom read romantic stories (except if they do have a great deal of character development and are not lascivious in nature) and those touching on unconventional relationship types are just not my cup of tea. I enjoy adventure, friendship, and family stories the most.
My five favourite characters from DBZ fandom are Goten, Trunks, Gohan, #18, and Piccolo. From KH, they would be Roxas, Ventus, Larxene, Aqua, and Sora.
Though I don't normally ship, I do have favourite pairings. From DBZ, I'd say it's Gohan / Videl or Gohan / Lime, and from KH it's easily Roxas / Xion (although I don't mind Roxas / Naminé) and the rather unpopular, canonically near-impossible Ventus / Fuu.
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7829467 Perfect Pranks (complete - 4)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7834597 A Blessing That Never Was (complete - 4)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7870071 Behind the Walls and Iron Bars (complete - 1)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7882508 The Passage Not Taken (complete - 24)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7904109 Just One More Step (complete - 1) - netted me the 2nd place of ImmaGoten's YouTube contest!
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8033589 Interim (complete - 1)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8076390 The Passage Not Seen (complete - 26)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8102843 Antithesis (complete - 16)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8891988 One Little Joy of Life (complete - 3)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9032665 Heaven (complete - 1)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9144933 Monkey Business (complete - 1)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9162691 A Life Worth Living (complete - 8)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9307576 The Days Long Gone (in progress - 43 / 100)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9338596 Why We Love Our Family (complete - 1)
Planned stories (may or may not be published):
The True Triggers to Legend (K, Friendship / Adventure, Goten / Trunks) - one-shot, a collaboration with Power9987, Dragonball Z