Author has written 20 stories for Red Dead Redemption, Watchmen, Inuyasha, Death Note, and Yu Yu Hakusho.
(Formerly known as "MagicMan01" from 3/20/2012 until 3/12/2015)
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Full Story Descriptions
These are the full descriptions for all the stories I've written for FanFiction, as well as the ones I'm still working on (listed in order of publish date from earliest to latest). Note: Characters in [ ] are listed pairings:
TITLE: John the Badass CATEGORY: Games CANON: Red Dead Redemption GENRE: Western/Humor RATING: "M" for graphic violence and language CHARACTERS: Jo. Marston, E. Ross SUMMARY: An alternate ending to the gunfight between the Marstons and the U.S. Cavalry/U.S. Marshals on the Marston farm in which John doesn't die. CHAPTERS: 1 (oneshot) POV: Third-person WARNING: Graphic violence throughout STATUS: Complete
TITLE: Rejuvenated CATEGORY: Comics CANON: Watchmen GENRE: Adventure/Drama RATING: "T" for violence and some language CHARACTERS: Hollis M. SUMMARY: An alternate version of the scene where the Knot Tops break into Hollis Mason's home (in this one, he lives).CHAPTERS: 1 (oneshot) POV: Third-person WARNING: None STATUS: Complete
TITLE: Why I Fight for You CATEGORY: Comics CANON: Watchmen GENRE: Drama/Mystery RATING: "T" for some subject matter CHARACTERS: Walter K./Rorschach SUMMARY: Rorschach explains why he fights for the people of New York City and why he is who he is today in a sort of journal entry format. CHAPTERS: 1 (oneshot) POV: First-person WARNING: Some dark subject matter (i.e. rape) STATUS: Complete
TITLE: Until the Sun Rises CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Inuyasha GENRE: Drama/Suspense RATING: "K Plus" for some suspense CHARACTERS: Inuyasha SUMMARY: Inuyasha takes us through a typical night for him when he is forced to become fully human when the new moon appears, including the challenges and dangers he faces when in this weakened state. CHAPTERS: 1 (oneshot) POV: First-person WARNING: None STATUS: Complete
TITLE: Prelude to Insanity CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Death Note GENRE: Drama/Mystery RATING: "T" for some language CHARACTERS: BB, Roger SUMMARY: An original backstory of mine for how Beyond Birthday eventually went insane and left Wammy's House before committing the serial murders in Los Angeles, California. CHAPTERS: 1 (oneshot) POV: Third-person WARNING: None STATUS: Complete
TITLE: Flawless Victory CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Death Note GENRE: Crime/Suspense RATING: "M" for some graphic violence and language CHARACTERS: Light Y., Mikami T., Ryuk, Near SUMMARY: An alternate version of the events on January 28, 2010 at the Yellow Box warehouse in which Light and Mikami defeat the Japanese task force and the SPK. CHAPTERS: 1 (oneshot) POV: Third-person WARNING: Some graphic violence and several character deaths STATUS: Complete
TITLE: Erasing the Past CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Death Note GENRE: Hurt/Comfort/Romance RATING: "M" for sexuality, language, and some violence CHARACTERS: [Light Y., L] SUMMARY: Just one day after L's death, Light begins to truly feel the regrets and sorrows that refuse to leave him alone and forget about the man. Ryuk takes notice of Light's problem and offers him something that could not only fix his situation, but also allow him to fully redeem himself for all the sins he's committed with the Death Note. But the flip side to this is that by using it, Light will be jeopardizing his future plans for the new world in the process. What will he choose? CHAPTERS: 8 POV: Third-person WARNING: Yaoi STATUS: In-Progress
TITLE: For Whom the Bell Tolls CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Death Note GENRE: Hurt/Comfort/Romance RATING: "M" for sexuality and some language CHARACTERS: [Light Y., L] , Rem SUMMARY: Light is at a crossroads concerning L: his true self wants to love him, but Kira wants to kill him. Even more, Light gets an ominous feeling that L will be dead by the end of the day unless he can do something about it. He'll have to make a choice of whether to save L by giving up the Death Note or let him die by just standing by and doing nothing. Time is running out for L and Light must make a decision quickly.CHAPTERS: 5 POV: Third-person WARNING: Yaoi STATUS: Complete
TITLE: Lonely Hearts CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Death Note GENRE: Drama/Romance RATING: "M" for graphic violence, sexuality, and some language CHARACTERS: [Light Y., L] , [BB, A] SUMMARY: In the feudal era of Japan, a young loner named Light happens across a badly wounded man named Lawliet, who he later learns is a runaway slave. Light takes him in and cares for him until he is fully healed, and during this time, they begin to realize that they mean much more to each other than just host and guest. But Lawliet's master is still looking for him and the location of his twin brother Beyond remains unknown, forcing them to brave several dangers and risks just to survive. CHAPTERS: 6 POV: Third-person WARNING: Graphic violence, child slavery/abuse, war atrocities, depressing themes, and yaoi STATUS: In-Progress
TITLE: Safety Net CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Death Note GENRE: Hurt/Comfort/Romance RATING: "M" for sexuality and some language CHARACTERS: [BB, A] SUMMARY: A has always thought of Beyond as his safety net; there to catch him if he ever fell and protect him from harm. But one day, he begins to question just why Beyond even bothers with him at all and feels that he should relieve the boy of his burden by taking his own life. However, Beyond sees differently and decides to show A just how much he really means to him in the most intimate way possible. CHAPTERS: 1 (oneshot) POV: Third-person WARNING: Heavy themes dealing with depression and suicide, and yaoi STATUS: Complete
TITLE: I'm Sorry CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Death Note GENRE: Hurt/Comfort/Spiritual RATING: "T" for some violence CHARACTERS: [Light Y., L] SUMMARY: Light is dying from his wounds sustained at the Yellow Box warehouse, and in his final minutes, he reflects on the countless sins he's committed with the Death Note and the many lives he's ruined and taken away. But before he dies, he is visited by the last person he would ever expect to sympathize with him. Even more, this person offers him the chance for a new life, but at a price. CHAPTERS: 1 (oneshot) POV: Third-person WARNING: Heavy emotional themes and yaoi STATUS: Complete
TITLE: One in a Million CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Death Note GENRE: Humor/Romance RATING: "M" for sexuality and language CHARACTERS: [Light Y., L] , [Mello, Matt] SUMMARY: Light invites two of his best friends, Mihael and Mail, to tag along with him one Friday night to a local dance club near To-Oh University to get away from the many stresses of midterm exams. When Light notices L sitting by himself in the lounge section, he manages to get the shy boy to dance with him and... maybe more? CHAPTERS: 1 (oneshot) POV: Third-person WARNING: Yaoi and a reference to date rape STATUS: Complete
TITLE: Doppelgänger CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Death Note GENRE: Supernatural/Suspense RATING: "T" for moderate violence and language CHARACTERS: [Light Y., L] SUMMARY: While trying to relieve a headache, Light comes face to face with Kira, who has become a living, breathing manifestation of him after materializing out of his body and into the real world. Kira reveals that he plans to "help" Light by murdering L to get him out of the way so they can create the new world. But there's just one problem: Light loves L and isn't willing to allow Kira to just kill him without putting up a fight. Kira leaves to do just that and Light must race against time if he wishes to save his lover from Kira's wrath. CHAPTERS: 1 (oneshot) POV: Third-person WARNING: Yaoi STATUS: Complete
TITLE: Duality CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Death Note GENRE: Crime/Romance RATING: "M" for graphic violence, language, sexuality, and disturbing themes CHARACTERS: BB, [Light Y., L] SUMMARY: Seven years to the day after the final act in his attempt to become the world's greatest criminal was foiled, Beyond Birthday breaks out of prison and is intent on making L pay for what he did. Setting his sights on Japan, the serial killer makes his way there and begins his next killing spree as L, the Japanese NPA, the American FBI, and countless other law enforcement agencies around the globe try to stop him once and for all. CHAPTERS: 3 POV: Third-person WARNING: Graphic violence, disturbing themes, and yaoi STATUS: In-Progress
TITLE: You and I CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Death Note GENRE: Romance/Drama RATING: "M" for sexuality throughout CHARACTERS: [Light Y., L] SUMMARY: A short little lemon between Light and L, all from the former's POV. CHAPTERS: 1 (oneshot) POV: Second-person WARNING: Yaoi STATUS: Complete
TITLE: Guess Who? CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Death Note GENRE: Humor/Adventure RATING: "M" for language throughout CHARACTERS: L, Watari SUMMARY: After a long day at school, I just want to get home and do absolutely nothing the rest of the night. However, life has other plans for me and I end up having the experience of a lifetime involving an international criminal, me embarrassing the living hell out of myself, and apparently the world's greatest detective. Not exactly an ordinary day, huh? CHAPTERS: 1 (oneshot) POV: First-person WARNING: Non-stop swearing and whatnot, as well as this just being a self-insert in the first place STATUS: Complete
TITLE: Counter Force CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Yu Yu Hakusho GENRE: Adventure/Romance RATING: "M" for graphic violence, language, and sexuality CHARACTERS: [Yusuke U., Keiko Y.] SUMMARY: Counter Force is a highly effective but relatively new counterterrorist organization that operates all around the globe. When four of its members - Yūsuke, Kuwabara, Hiei, and Kurama - resolve a hostage crisis in downtown Tokyo, at first they believe it to be a simple robbery gone bad and think nothing more of it. However, they soon discover that the seemingly isolated incident is just the very first step in a sinister plot to cripple the entire world's economy; a plot that, if carried out fully, could set the whole human race back to the Stone Age. CHAPTERS: 2 POV: Third-person WARNING: Graphic violence, loads of naughty language, het lemons and themes of terrorism throughout STATUS: In-Progress
TITLE: Up All Night CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Death Note GENRE: Humor/Romance RATING: "M" for sexuality and some language CHARACTERS: [Light Y., L] , Soichiro Y. SUMMARY: L didn't plan on staying all night over at Sōichirō's house; he just wanted to get some work done. However, that's what ends up happening anyway when Sōichirō has to leave for the weekend on an out-of-town business trip, leaving him all alone back at the house with the man's twin sons, Light and Kira. Little does he know about their true feelings for him, and when he falls asleep on the couch, he becomes easy prey for two rather hormonal and desperate teenage boys. CHAPTERS: 1 (oneshot) POV: Third-person WARNING: Yaoi STATUS: Complete
TITLE: God and Disciple CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Death Note GENRE: Romance/Drama RATING: "M" for sexuality and some language CHARACTERS: [Mikami T., Light Y.] SUMMARY: It has been six months since the fateful incident at the Yellow Box warehouse, the incident that finally gave Light Yagami and Teru Mikami the one thing they'd been looking for since they set out to accomplish their mutual goal of changing the world for the better: total peace. Now living together in Okinawa Prefecture, they take advantage of one particularly beautiful evening to remind themselves of just how much they love each other. CHAPTERS: 1 (oneshot) POV: Third-person WARNING: Yaoi STATUS: Complete
TITLE: Trick or Treat CATEGORY: Anime/Manga CANON: Death Note GENRE: Humor/Romance RATING: "M" for sexuality and language CHARACTERS: [BB, Naomi M.] , L SUMMARY: Coming home from a long day at the FBI office in downtown Los Angeles, the last thing Naomi wants is any more surprises or drama than she's already had so far at work. But being engaged to someone as unpredictable and off-the-walls as Beyond Birthday only increases the chances of these kinds of things happening when she's around... for better or for worse. CHAPTERS: 1 (oneshot) POV: Third-person WARNING: Het lemon and some horror stuff STATUS: Complete
Can't remember everyone who makes an appearance in a certain story? Have no fear, for this section contains the lists of all the characters who show up in my stories! I'm just a nice guy like that. Oh, also, characters with their names in bold font are OC's (listed in order from characters part of stories chronologically published earliest to latest, and in order of appearance for each story):
John the Badass - John Marston, Edgar Ross, Archer Fordham
Rejuvenated - Hollis Mason, Sally Jupiter
Why I Fight for You - Rorschach (narrator)
Until the Sun Rises - Inuyasha (narrator)
Prelude to Insanity - Beyond Birthday, Roger Ruvie
Flawless Victory - Light Yagami, Near, Tōta Matsuda, Shūichi Aizawa, Teru Mikami, Anthony Rester, Stephen Gevanni, Halle Lidner, Kanzō Mogi, Hideki Ide, Ryuk, Misa Amane
Erasing the Past - Light Yagami, Ryuk, Sōichirō Yagami, L Lawliet, Tōta Matsuda, Shūichi Aizawa, Kanzō Mogi
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Light Yagami, L Lawliet, Kira (mentally), Light's soul (mentally), Rem
Lonely Hearts - Lawliet (L), Kenta, Light (Light Yagami), Hideaki, Loren, Martha, Hiroshi
Safety Net - Asher Fallman (A), Beyond Birthday
I'm Sorry - Light Yagami, L Lawliet, Sachiko Yagami, Sayu Yagami, Sōichirō Yagami
One in a Million - Mihael Keehl (Mello), Light Yagami, Mail Jeevas (Matt), L Lawliet, Nate River (Near)
Doppelgänger - Light Yagami, Kira (physically), L Lawliet, Watari, Sōichirō Yagami, Tōta Matsuda, Shūichi Aizawa, Kanzō Mogi
Duality - Beyond Birthday, Security Squad Capt. Raleigh Jenson, Off. Berg Schultz, Off. Luman Carmichael, L Lawliet, Watari, Ass. Warden Richard Forrester, Warden Gerald Zisman, Off. Logan Braddock, Sgt. Wesley Creighton, Nicole Pollender, Albert Pollender, Darla Pollender, Matt, Mello, Near, Lead TSO Mick Evancko
You and I - Light Yagami, L Lawliet
Guess Who? - L Lawliet, Watari
Counter Force - Yūsuke Urameshi (a.k.a. "Eagle"), Kazuma Kuwabara (a.k.a. "Bear"), Kurama (a.k.a. "Fox"), Hiei (a.k.a. "Snake"), Keiko Yukimura, Dr. Jacob Shelton
Up All Night - Sōichirō Yagami, L Lawliet (a.k.a. "Ryūzaki"), Light Yagami, Kira Yagami (Kira)
God and Disciple - Light Yagami, Teru Mikami
Trick or Treat - Beyond Birthday, Naomi Misora, L Lawliet
OC's are fun, but they can certainly be a real handful sometimes. I usually discipline mine with a leather belt and a can of pepper spray if they get out of line, and if they really piss me off, a Justin Bieber album. Here's a list of the OC's you'll see in my fics (listed in order from OC's part of stories chronologically published earliest to latest, and in order of appearance for each story):
Kenta - Lawliet's (L's) black wolf. They consider each other to be friends and share a very close bond. Kenta is abnormally large for a wolf of his species and is therefore much stronger, faster and more intelligent than nearly all others of his kind.
Hideaki - Light's elk. Though primarily his mount, Hideaki shares a special bond with Light that is much more than just mount and rider. He's highly intelligent for an animal and is almost able to read Light's thoughts sometimes.
Loren - Lawliet (L) and Beyond's father. He died when Lawliet and Beyond were about seven years old.
Martha - Lawliet (L) and Beyond's mother. She died when Lawliet and Beyond were about seven years old.
Hiroshi - A blacksmith who lived in the same village as Lawliet (L) and his family when he and Beyond were very young. He was good friends with them and considered Lawliet and Beyond to be the grandsons he never had, as his wife and unborn child died long ago and he was never able to experience fatherhood. He died when Lawliet and Beyond were about seven years old.
Security Squad Capt. Raleigh Jenson - One of the older officers at Pelican Bay State Prison, Captain Jenson is in charge of the elite (but small) group of other officers there, known as the Security Squad. He and his team are sent down to the SHU to stop Beyond's escape, but as they all find out the hard way, Beyond Birthday should never be underestimated.
Off. Berg Schultz - An experienced corrections officer in charge of manning one of the many control rooms in Pelican Bay State Prison. When Beyond escapes, he attempts to resolve the situation peacefully through negotiation, but tragedy strikes and he's accidentally killed in the ensuing chaos.
Off. Luman Carmichael - Officer Schultz's work partner and close friend at Pelican Bay. He's known Berg for three years and has worked with him dozens of times before in and around the prison, but he ignores the other man's orders when they attempt to get Beyond Birthday to release a hostage and he must live with the consequences of his actions when he does something he can't undo.
Ass. Warden Richard Forrester - The second-in-command of Pelican Bay, Forrester and the warden work together to gather clues and information concerning Beyond Birthday's escape. He's also forced to tell his superior that his car was used as a serial killer's getaway vehicle.
Warden Gerald Zisman - The fifty-eight-year-old warden of Pelican Bay State Prison. Besides working with Assistant Warden Forrester to help with the investigation of Beyond Birthday's escape, Zisman also must deal with a rather unhappy L because of the fact that a dangerous serial killer broke out of jail on his own watch, not to mention stole something very valuable of his own on his way out.
Off. Logan Braddock - A young, new officer in the California Highway Patrol. He and his partner Sergeant Creighton are monitoring traffic speeds along a stretch of U.S. Route 101 when they come into contact with Beyond Birthday. Because he's still in the car when his partner is murdered by the serial killer, he lives a little bit longer than the other man... but his eventual death is far more agonizing.
Sgt. Wesley Creighton - A toughened officer in the California Highway Patrol, he and his partner Officer Braddock get tangled up with Beyond Birthday when they catch him speeding. Unfortunately for Sergeant Creighton, he doesn't quite realize the danger he's in until it's much too late.
Nicole Pollender - Albert's wife and Darla's mother. Nicole is helping her husband with driving directions when the family is ambushed by Beyond Birthday along Route 101 in California. Beyond decides to keep her alive only long enough for her to feel fear for the very last time before he kills her.
Albert Pollender - Nicole's husband and Darla's father. He's driving his family back home when Beyond Birthday suddenly attacks them and Albert is killed instantly.
Darla Pollender - Albert and Nicole's four-year-old daughter, Darla is in the back seat of the car when it crashes and her parents are both murdered by Beyond Birthday. She will grow up orphaned and must deal with the tragedy that took away the lives of her parents.
Lead TSO Mick Evancko - An experienced TSA officer stationed at LAX who happens to bump into a seemingly harmless old lady one day on the job and even engages her in a little friendly conversation. Little does he know just who this "woman" really happens to be, though.
Dr. Jacob Shelton - A highly skilled English medical doctor employed by Counter Force. Dr. Shelton lives in Japan and is friends with Yūsuke and his team, but especially Yūsuke. He sometimes works out in the field as an active medic, but he's usually back at base taking care of minor injuries.
Let's be real here: keeping track of all the pairings going on in stories can be a major pain in the ass sometimes. Luckily for you, I've compiled a list of all the notable pairings within my fics as a reference source in case you forget who's screwing who (listed in order from pairings part of stories chronologically published earliest to latest, and in order of appearance for each story). Note: Characters with an * next to their name are OC's:
Erasing the Past - Light/L
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Light/L
Lonely Hearts - Loren*/Martha*
Safety Net - BB/A
I'm Sorry - Light/L
One in a Million - Mello/Matt, Light/L
Doppelgänger - Light/L
Duality - Albert*/Nicole, Mello/Matt
You and I - Light/L
Up All Night - Light/Kira/L
God and Disciple - Mikami/Light
Trick or Treat - BB/Naomi, Light/L (implied)
My Thoughts on Certain FF Stuff
This is just a bigass list of my ramblings/rants concerning my thoughts on certain stuff here on FanFiction.Net. Honestly, most of it's just stupid bullshit, so my feels won't be hurt if you just scroll right through this:
Anime/Manga: The staple of my reading/writing here. Also the majority of what I watch and read when I'm not on FanFiction (which is like... never).
Books: I really don't read anything in the "Books" category, to be quite honest.
Cartoons: Nothing really here, either.
Comics: Besides maybe like one or two things, you'll probably almost never see me here.
Games: I'll occasionally check out some stuff here, though it'll usually be in the "Humor" or "Parody" genres.
Misc: I honestly have no idea what the hell's in this category...
Movies: Yeah, I'll read some stuff here, but not a whole lot of it.
Plays/Musicals: I'm not trying to be an ass or anything, but... what the hell could you possibly write for anything in this category?
TV Shows: I don't really watch TV to be honest, so I'm barely ever in this category.
Adventure: To me, this either means "action," "exploring," or some combination of the two.
Angst: I don't really mind characters going through heavy bullshit or complaining about bullshit, but I'm not sure if I would like to read an entire fic about either of those things.
Crime: I love crime-related stuff. 'Nuff said.
Drama: To me, everything has drama of some sort in it and this is usually what I label most of my stories as when I can't think of anything else to put in the "Genre 2" section.
Family: I like some family-themed stuff within stories, but as an entire genre for a story? Not really.
Fantasy: I don't really think I've read much of this genre to get much of an opinion of it, to be quite frank.
Friendship: I like friendships in stories and whatnot, but it's not really something I would like to read about as a main genre.
General: A really unspecific way of labeling a story, in my opinion.
Horror: I typically don't like a lot of the Horror stuff here, but occasionally, some of it can be quite good.
Humor: Depending on the humor and how it's used, this is usually a hit-or-miss for me. Pretty much all of my stories have comic relief in them, but I don't specifically write for this genre a whole lot.
Hurt/Comfort: If it's done right, then I love this category. I also have a lot of this in my stories in some way or another.
Mystery: Whodunits and whatnot are okay, I guess, but I tend to like stories with elements of mystery in them rather than an entire story about one big mystery.
Parody: Some of these are pretty damn funny, but I typically don't read them.
Poetry: I will probably never read anything here. And that's nothing against anyone here on the site, it's just that I honestly hate poetry as a whole. I do like Edgar Allen Poe's stuff, but he's pretty much the only exception.
Romance: If the pairing(s) work(s) and it/they fit with the story, then I love stuff about love. This is also what the bulk of my own fics are made up of.
Sci-Fi: Eh... it depends.
Spiritual: I'm not a very "spiritual" person in any imaginable sense of the word, so I usually don't read or write anything in this genre.
Supernatural: I like some supernatural stuff, so yeah, I'll read/write for this.
Suspense: What's any good story without at least a little suspense?
Tragedy: I tend to like happy endings and don't usually enjoy my favorite characters being killed off - unless they're resurrected or something - so I'll pretty much never read or write anything tragic.
Western: I don't think I've ever read a fic in the Western genre before...
First-person: I guess it's just a pet peeve or something, but I usually don't like anything in the first-person very much; be it fan fiction or professional novels.
Second-person: Let's be real here: does anyone even write this way?
Third-person: My personal favorite out of the three POV's for various reasons.
Anonymous reviews: In general, the two kinds of reviews I get from anonymous users are as follows: either extremely short reviews (usually under ten words long) that give a brief "loved it" or something of that nature, or long ones with nothing but criticism, and usually the nitpicky kind that are more opinionated than helpful. So generally, I don't really like anonymous reviews very much.
Constructive criticism: If you say something that honestly helps me out with my story or just my writing in general, then you will receive an Internet cookie and unlimited free hugs from me. However, if you give me bullshit that doesn't help me, well then fuck you, too.
Flames: Look, I consider myself to be a pretty nice guy, and if you give me a really nice and/or really helpful review, then I'll probably shoot you a PM thanking you for it and maybe even strike up a conversation with you just because hey, why not? But if you purposely give me a review just to piss me off or act like a total asshole, I'm going to let you know about it. Let me just put it this way: if you're going to be an asshole, you better damn well be prepared for me to be an asshole right back. Also, if you flame me or give me bullshit criticism under an anonymous/guest account, then I'm sorry - well, not really - but I will forever consider you a coward of the biggest kind.
Positive encouragement: No matter what kind, I always enjoy positive encouragement!
Praises: I always like praises, and especially when someone says what they specifically enjoyed about a story or why they like it so much. This not only massively inflates my ego by like two hundred percent but also helps me out with future writings.
Bad spelling/grammar: A pretty big pet peeve of mine that I tend to be quite finicky/picky with. I'll just leave it at that.
BDSM: To be perfectly honest, I actually don't mind a little light bondage. But when I say "light," I mean really light; wrist/ankle binds, regular handcuffs (not like pink fuzzy ones or whatever), blindfolds, those kinds of things. But anything more than that and you can count me out. Latex gimp suits, zipper masks, whips, chains, body piercings, hot wax, mutilation, sex toys... no. Just... no.
Breaking the fourth wall: I don't mind author notes when the author directly addresses their audience - I mean, hell; I do it all the time - but if you do it in the middle of a story rather than before or after, then that sort of thing really bugs me. It just looks really sloppy when you directly speak to your audience in the middle of a sentence that's supposed to be part of a story.
Character bashing: All right, I can understand if you hate - hell, maybe even utterly loathe - a certain character in a series you like, and that's completely fine; your own individual opinion, your own choice. However, it really rustles my jimmies - wow, I actually just said that - when I see an author who makes it quite clear just what they think of said character simply by the way they rip them apart in their story, be it in the narrative or through actual dialogue. It just looks really immature and unprofessional, and yes I realize it's only fan fiction and not an actual book or anything, but honestly, it just looks bad. I suppose it's all right if it falls in the Humor and/or Parody categories, but still... On the flip side, I've met some authors who have written stories in which characters they don't like too much appear and interact with the ones they actually do, and though they - the unfavorable characters - still mainly got the shaft in those fics, it was still done in a very mature, unbiased way that I not only wholly respect but also envy. I guess my main point is that if you're writing in a character you don't particularly like, please just try to do it maturely and neutrally without allowing your emotions to get the best of you, okay?
Collab efforts: I don't really do them for various reasons, but if you and someone else want to co-author something of your own, then go for it!
Creepy fan girls: Look, I'm not trying to be sexist or anything, but the amount of fan girls to fan boys on this site is really disproportionate. And that's perfectly fine and all - hell, I don't care what gender you are; if you like fan fiction, fan art or whatever, that's all cool with me - but some of the fan girls I've seen on this site honestly scare the living hell out of me. I really, honestly haven't seen a whole lot of fan boys on FanFiction.Net - let alone ones who creep me out - so that's why I say fan girls instead of fan boys; once again, not trying to be sexist. Like, I can understand if you love a certain character in a series or a specific pairing in one, but when it gets to the point of unhealthy obsession and where you're basically like, "I want to kidnap this character and do very unsavory things to them against their will in the torture chamber I have in my basement!" then just... whoa. Please stay the hell away from me, because people like you almost want to make me curl up into the corner of my bedroom and slowly rock back and forth while reciting the alphabet backwards from "Z" to "A" over and over again. The same would apply to any creepy fan boys I would happen to come across in the future.
Crossovers: I'm not a huge fan of crossover stories, but if there's a certain crossover I favor and I happen to find a story that's able to really pull it off, then I salute you.
Demanding authors: I've only seen this a few times, but it really pisses me off when I see an author who says something like, "Give me 'X' amount of reviews or I won't continue the story!" Like, really? Once, I even saw this guy who said something like, "If I get 'x' amount of reviews or if you request it, then I'll make 'Character A' rape 'Character B!'" Needless to say, I almost threw up in my mouth.
Epilogues/prologues: While I like the fact that FanFiction.Net allows you to both number and name your chapters, I really do think they should include an option for both a prologue and epilogue per story. I don't really do them, but I've read plenty of stories where the authors have made chapter one the prologue and because of that, every chapter number after that point was off by one because there was no option to call it "Prologue" instead of "Chapter 1."
Forums/Communities: I really don't search for, read, create, or participate in any forums or communities. Like, ever. However, if I happen to see that one of my stories was added to a Community by someone who liked it, then that's pretty cool.
Gender swapping: I just... I really don't... I just don't get it.
Harems: Nine times out of ten, these just don't work period, so as a rule of thumb they're not my thing.
Het: I'm pretty much okay with guy-on-girl stuff. As with any pairing, though, if I don't like it, then I won't read it.
Incest: Ugh, NO.
Knotting: This is, by far, one of the weirdest things I've ever encountered in pretty much any fandom out there. I'm not a fan of it because it plain old creeps me out, and that's all I'm going to say about the subject.
Languages: I only speak English, so if your story is in anything but English, then no offense, but I'm not going to read it. I just don't want to have to learn a whole other language simply to read one story, feel me?
Mary Sues: NO. JUST... NO. DON'T YOU FUCKING DO IT. NOBODY LIKES A MARY SUE.
M-preg: It is physically and scientifically impossible for men to get pregnant, and being a guy, this kind of thing honestly kind of creeps me the hell out. Seriously, what the fuck?!
PM system: If you have a question or just wanna shoot the shit, then feel free to PM me! I love chatting with other readers/writers here.
Polygamous relationships: In other words, a threesome or even more. I'm not too sure how I feel about these. If the characters involved actually all love each other and really want a lasting polygamous relationship with each other and I really think it could work, then I suppose I can accept it; however, if it's just one big "friends-with-benefits" orgy based on little more than raw sex, then no thank you.
PWP: Plot always makes for a good story; simply put, if you don't have it, it usually doesn't work. However, if you write a oneshot that has no plot whatsoever and is mainly just sex, as long as it's tasteful and well-written then I don't really mind. I prefer whatever I read to have some kind of plot in it - even if it's just a simple, short lemon oneshot - but once again, if you don't have it for the oneshot yet still manage to make it good, then all the more power to you.
Rape/non-consensual sex: If you take it seriously and are trying to show just how horrible either of these things are and how traumatic they are for whoever experiences them, then I can respect that (as long as it isn't part of some sick sexual fetish or something). However, if you're incorrectly replacing "sex" or "making love" with the word "rape" or have it happen to someone and make fun of it in a story that's supposed to be serious, then that's when I start to get pissed. First of all, there is nothing "sexual" or "beautiful" about rape in the first place, so how you could possibly be attracted to it or find it sensual in any sense whatsoever is just beyond me. Also, if people are going to have sex, then just say "sex"; "rape" is obviously not the correct word in that context.
Reader inserts: This is more of a deviantART thing than a FanFiction.Net thing, but I've still seen it here before. It never works and, in my opinion, it's just a really lazy way of writing.
Self-inserts: These usually don't work in my opinion, so I generally don't like them... and yet I've done it myself.
Songfics: I really don't like these. However, if you happen to throw in song lyrics every now and then or have characters sing them and I like the way it works, then kudos to you.
Tentacle porn: How 'bout NO. You know exactly what I'm talking about here; don't lie.
Yaoi: Honestly, I don't really like yaoi as a whole, but if the pairing works and it's done tastefully (enough) then yes, I'll read it. I've written for it, too.
Yuri: In general, yes, I like yuri. However, compared to yaoi and even het, there doesn't seem to be too much of it here...
"Interesting" Facts About Myself
A self-made collection of useless trivia about me and my work here on FanFiction. As I just said, this stuff is pretty much useless to the average person - unless you have some weird obsession with me or something - but you might want to write some of this down for future reference. I mean, if one of these ever pops up on Jeopardy! or something like that, then you could strike it rich! You better split it fifty-fifty with me if you win, though:
Search filters I hardly ever use: Anything in the Sort category (other than "Publish Date"), Time Range, anything other than "English" in the Language category (since I only speak English and bad English), Length, and Status.
"Without Filters" I use: "Tragedy" in the Genre category. Yep, that's just about it.
Pet peeves and dislikes: Microsoft Word's Spellcheck telling me I misspelled a word or somehow fucked up a sentence when clearly neither of those things are actually true, bad spelling/grammar of others, my own bad spelling/grammar I don't catch before uploading something here, anonymous reviews that typically contain flames, flames in general, songfics, M-preg, incest, demanding authors, breaking the fourth wall in the middle of a story, 384-character limit for story summaries, two-story-character limit for the Pairing filter in story descriptions and the two-pairing filter limit per story as well, four-story-character limit for the Character filter in story descriptions, sixty-character limit for story titles, two-canon limit for crossover stories, two-genre limit in the Genres category in story descriptions, FF.Net's fucky content ratings system, non-descriptive lemons, really short lemons, people who don't know the definitions/premises of "rape" or "non-consensual sex" and try them in a story anyway, authors who put stories in the "General" genre, most self-inserts, every Mary Sue ever, creepy fan girls/boys, hardcore BDSM, character bashing, gender swapping, tentacle porn, knotting, this site's review system in general, harems, reader inserts, and the lack of an option to make prologues and epilogues for stories.
How I get the ideas for my stories: I honestly get like two, maybe three ideas for stories per day. If one really sticks with me and I seriously believe it could work, then it becomes an actual story of mine. This is why I consider my ADD to be both a blessing in disguise and a curse from hell.
Favorite FF story genres: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, and Suspense.
Preferred POV within stories: Third-person (omniscient or limited, I don't really care which).
Will I ever report something? No. As an American citizen, I believe in the freedom of speech and will allow you to say whatever you like, be it within a story, a review or whatever. However, I do highly encourage you to think before you speak to avoid something unpleasant from either myself or someone else.
How often am I on FanFiction.Net? At least once a day, whether it's just for five minutes to check something or several hours to read a story.
Do I use the "Pairing" Filter? Yes. If there's a major character pairing - or two - in a story, I'll be sure to mark it as such so you'll easily be able to tell who's banging who.
Will I flame you if I don't like your story or something in it? Hell no. I honestly despise flamers, so I'll either try to give you as much constructive criticism as I can or just not review at all if I don't think I can say anything nice to you.
Do I write explicit stuff? I'm not sure what you would exactly consider "explicit," but yes, I'd say so. Even if I do something under "Fantasy," "Supernatural," "Sci-Fi," or any other story genres, if something happens, I'm going to write it and try to explain it as if it were really happening. So, for example, if someone gets shot and killed or if two people are having sex, I'm going to go into detail about either of those things.
Do I make my own cover art? Not to brag or anything, but yes, I do. Unless it's just my avatar pic, then I personally created it and used it as cover art from my deviantART account.
Do I do collab efforts? This is nothing personal, but typically no, I don't. I just like to have complete control over my own work and honestly don't really have a whole lot of time in the day as it is, so if I turn you down for an idea, then please don't take it personally. I would, however, highly encourage you to either find someone else willing to work with you or to maybe even try it yourself!
How organized am I when it comes to my writing? About as much as the box of $5 DVD's at Wal-Mart. I rarely outline or do anything of the sort before typing; I just write whatever the hell comes to my head whenever the hell it happens, and for some reason, it seems to work out pretty damn nicely for me.
Do I give credit where it's due? Hell yeah, I do (or at least I think I do). If I was even remotely inspired by something that gave way to an idea for a story or even a small part of it, then I'll mention it in an A/N beforehand.
Am I a weeaboo? Ehh... I mean, I guess a little bit. I try not to be, I really do, but sometimes it can shine through and blind the shit out of whoever I'm attempting to have a relatively normal conversation with. Personally, even though I'm American, I find Japan's entire history and culture highly interesting. I'd really love to go there someday when I actually have enough money to do so, because I've never even been out of the U.S. before and I think it would be awesome to visit and experience a foreign country. I'd have to learn at least some basic Japanese and, once again, have actual money to go there, but it would definitely be one hell of an experience, I know that much.
Other Sites I'm On
Believe it or not, I actually do have a life outside of FanFiction! Albeit, not a great one or a very social one but a life, nonetheless. Here are some other profiles and accounts I have on the web besides just this one for FanFiction.Net:
Archive of Our Own - EscapeFromReality
deviantART - PixelRebellion
Facebook - Connor Danielson
Tumblr - holyschlitz
Twitter - Connor Danielson (@Connah_Dannyson)
YouTube - RegisteredCinephile
Well, it's been fun, but I suppose that we all have to part sometime. Leave and do as you may, but rest assured that my realm will await you upon your next return. Until we meet again, dear reader!
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