Author has written 51 stories for Danny Phantom, Vocaloid, Bleach, Naruto, Blue Exorcist/青の祓魔師, X-overs, Gurren Lagann, and Rise of the Guardians.
Hello, anyone who cares. A quick introduction:
Age: None of your beeswax.
Gender: Take a wild guess. Also, see above.
Social Life: No.
Writer's Motto: Characterization is Key. When writing fanfic, make the plot fit the characters, not the other way around.
I read a lot of fantasy and SF books. I read way too many manga, I used to watch a lot of anime, and I occasionally read comic books. I would be a massive nerd, if I wasn't too chicken to join any clubs or go to any cons. Oh, and I read a ton of webcomics. One of my most recent addictions is fanfiction. I am frequently sarcastic.
My muse has ADD. I will update at least one story at least once a month, possibly more, but there's no way to know what will get posted until I've written it. For more information, go to the story list at the end of my profile.
Everyone who reviews my stories, thank you very much! (Except flames. Any flames will be promptly ignored.)
For the record, my profile picture was made here: http://www.dolldivine.com/chibi-maker.php
My FictionPress account: http://www.fictionpress.com/u/855042/
Currently contains an aborted attempt at epic writing (which I currently fail at), a collection of poems, and a tiny little horror story.
My DA: http://bibliomatsuri.deviantart.com/
So far, contains a random creepy quick-sketch.
4/6/14 - Writing, yay. Research papers, not yay.
A Bit of Fanfiction Etiquette: Please review. If you like something, say so. If you dislike something, please explain why. I'm not asking for a two page essay. Just go to the little box at the bottom of the page, type a line or two and click the "Post Review" button. That's all.
P.S. Constructive criticism would be triply appreciated.
P.P.S. Please do not review just to nag the author for updates. If I receive such a review, it will be ignored.
My sources of inspiration are many and varied, but can often be placed into four main categories. Music, either lyrics, background music or music videos.
Currently reading: Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett.
"YOU NEED TO BELIEVE IN THINGS THAT AREN'T TRUE. HOW ELSE CAN THEY BECOME?" – DEATH, from Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
"The more beautiful and pure a thing is - the more satisfying it is to corrupt it." - Rules of the Internet #43
"'Inside every sane person there's a madman struggling to get out,' said the shopkeeper. 'That's what I've always thought. No one goes mad quicker than a totally sane person.'" - The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
"You've got to be better'n us, Artie. I mean, what good are bad guys without good guys to show us how not to be?" - Mell, from Narbonic by Shaenon K. Garrity
"Fear is easy. Fear is cheap. Instead of fear, we're going to give the people hope."
"Where questions of style and exposition are concerned I try to follow a simple maxim: if you can't say it clearly you don't understand it yourself." – John Searle
"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." - Marian Wright Edelman
Reading (fanfics): Danny Phantom, Bleach, Rurouni Kenshin, YuYu Hakusho, Naruto, Harry Potter, Inuyasha, xxxHoLic, Fairy Tail, and a few dozen other minor fandoms that slip my mind at the moment.
Rant warning: Those who have no interest in reading Matsuri's author rant, feel free to skip this section. You have been warned.
My pet peeves:
Out-of-character and character bashing - Changing a character to fit an AU is fine. Changing a character over time is fine. Either powering them up or weakening them to fit an altered setting is fine. I have no problem with stories where good guys in the original work are now villains, or vice versa, as long as it is done in a way consistent with the characters, plot and setting. Again, it's fine. Warping them beyond recognition because a writer is either too immature to show some respect to the creator of the original work or just doesn't care enough to put an effort into characterization is not okay. Ever. I will not read these stories.
Corollary - I have no problem with OOC in crackfic. That's what crackfic is for. I still won't read bashing, though.
Shipping - My problem is not with shipping. My problem is when one or more characters in a love triangle, or worse, established canon relationship are bashed (see above) or randomly killed off. Equally irritating is when a pairing just doesn't make sense. For example, take the Harry Potter fandom - Harry with Ginny is canon, no matter how stalkerish she can be. Harry with Hermione is not canon, but friendship becoming something else can work out. Then there are AU pairings like Harry with Fleur, or Daphne Greengrass, or Tonks - as long as it fits the characters and setting, fine, go for it. Harry with Draco, or worse, Snape, or even worse... NO. JUST HECK NO. Which brings me to my next point:
Shipping with regards to orientation - Stick to canon, people. Please. If a character is not shown to have any interest in the same sex, do not ship them with a member of the same sex. Conversely, if a character has no interest in the opposite sex, then do not suddenly author-magic them straight. If a character is confirmed asexual, then just ship someone else. If a character is or can be interpreted as bisexual, don't suddenly make them a slut (unless they're like that in canon). Beyond that - characterization, characterization, characterization. Make the story fit the characters, not the other way around.
As a less irritating but no less important peeve: Grammar. Spelling. Punctuation. Word choice. If I listed all the mistakes along these lines I've seen, it would take up several pages and far more time and effort than I'm willing to put into it. May I make a suggestion? If you are on FF.N, then you must have Internet access and a browser. Therefore, you should be able to pull up an online dictionary/thesaurus for definitions and help with word choice. There are tutorials and formatting guides for help with grammar, spelling and punctuation. Just go to the search engine of your choice and search for these. You don't have to do it, but people are more likely to read and critique well-written stories, and style matters just as much as substance.
At the top of each updated chapter, there is a little "BGM" under the disclaimer. This is a background music recommendation, specifically the music I had in the background while I was writing the story. You don't have to listen, but it might help.
Character theme songs:
These are songs I consider to be unofficial (for canon characters) and official (for OCs) theme songs.
Sam Manson: "Cinderella" by Tata Young. (The sound doesn't quite fit, but the lyrics? Hoo boy.)
Vlad Masters: "Evil Man" by Abney Park.
Hyuuga Hinata: "My Unrequited Feelings for You" sung by GUMI. (Yes, it's a Vocaloid song. Don't worry, there's an English sub of it on YouTube.)
Updates will most likely be sporadic, but I will post something at least once a month. (Note: Will be going through fics and putting everything dead/on hiatus into a Plotbunny Overflow Unit. Very soon. EDIT: At some point. I despise disorder.)
Notice of Adoptions:
I have a number of stories up, some of which are very short ficlets, little more than plotbunnies themselves. I've also (sadly) abandoned a few of my stories, and/or places others on indefinite hiatus. So I'm putting a few up for adoption, and labeling them so. Anyone who wishes to adopt a story, just PM me or say so in a review.
A Little Conversation - Bleach: Toushiro gets the shovel talk. (Featuring a surprise character!) Short-fic, possibly crack.
All the Happy Children - Blue Exorcist: Oneshot collection. WIP.
Becoming a Bird - Vocaloid: Another fill-in-the-blanks story in the same style as Other Side. Complete.
Flowers and Friendship - Bleach: Little Tatsuki finds a fairy in the park, and cuteness ensues. AU. Oneshot, complete.
in this crumbling world - Naruto: Drabble collection. WIP.
Lone White Cell - He went mad in this cage with no sky. Future-fic, canon to chapter 565. Oneshot, complete.
Moonrise Recall - Naruto: The origin of the RS Verse. Rather odd. Complete.
Other Side of Soleil - Vocaloid: Just a bit of speculation on a PV. Complete.
Quick and Clean - Bleach: AU snippet, Uryu-centric. Rainy and depressing. Complete. Plotbunny up for adoption.
Reincarnation Syndrome - Naruto: The cycle never ends. AU, of a sort. Complete.
The Flower in her Rainbow-Colored World - Naruto: Drabbles about Sakura. WIP.
The Human Element - Naruto: Oneshot collection. WIP.
The Treasure Box - Naruto: A set of stories in an AU setting. Work in Progress.
Five Crossovers that Never Happened - Blue Exorcist and X-overs: Crossover plotbunnies, beware of crack. Up for adoption, but please ask in a review or PM me first. Complete. Plotbunnies up for adoption.
More Crossovers that Never Happened - Danny Phantom and X-overs: Every Danny Phantom crossover I've come up with on the basis of "this would be so cool" and promptly run into "there is no time". All plotbunnies up for adoption.
Reach for the Heavens - Gurren Lagann and Danny Phantom: AU fusion crossover. Essentially, the adventures of the Danny Phantom characters at the time of Team Dai-Gurren's rebellion. I'm not even upset about starting yet another story, because if and when I ever get the rest of this written, it is going to be EPIC. Up for adoption.
Snow Child, Winter Child - Rise of the Guardians and Danny Phantom: Just a little story about a couple of kids. AU-ish, pre Rise of the Guardians and post Kindred Spirits. Oneshot. Complete.
Writing for DP:
Antifreeze - DxS oneshot. Complete.
Born Unto the New Age - High Fantasy AU, a bit too ambitious for me right now.
Banquet - A thematic vignette series starring Jack, Maddie and Vlad. WIP.
Cellular Formation - DP oneshots, not related to any of my series.
Commodities - A year in the life of a girl who's never lived. A series of Dani-centric shortfics about the necessities of life, the ethics of creating life and the value of a life. Warning: Lots of OCs. Most likely dead. Up for adoption.
Dead Girl's Poem - Dani tells her story. The origins of a girl with no name, right from the source. Possible tie-in to the Spirits Rise Verse. Discontinued.
Faces - Jazz's adventures in college. Probably never to be continued. Up for adoption.
Falling Leaves - Danny has a half-decent day that goes horribly wrong. (Dead, but I'm leaving it up for now.)
for ever - A tragedy befalls her, and she is glorious in the breaking (follow me). Flashfics, uncertain timeline, odd writing style, WIP.
Forfeit - The dead will have their meal. Canon divergence AU. On hiatus.
Eternity - Danny's girlfriend and his sort-of-cousin have an argument about his future. Oneshot. Canon timeline futurefic. Complete.
Inevitable - The team psychologist convinces Tucker to write a dream journal. Takes place after "What You Want" and "Memory Blank". Complete. (Officially an old shame.)
Having Words - Jazz-centric. Just an awk-weird argument. Clearing up a plot hole. Dormant, at least.
here and now, the story of the rest of our lives - Drabble collection. Expect anything and everything vaguely plausible. WIP.
Hospitals - angsty DP introspective about hospitals. Complete.
I Didn't Know You So Well - A collection of "What If?" shortfics based on the theme: What if these two characters had not met as they were meant to? WIP.
Journey's End - Sam and Tucker are lost in the Ghost Zone. Joy, oh joy. Most likely not TBC.
Keep on Stepping - Life is one setback to be endured after another, but eventually, it'll all be worth it. A series of snapshots. DxS. So far, rated for gore and language.
Masquerade - There is a girl in a tower under a mysterious curse. It's not what you think it is. Fantasy AU. WIP.
Nasty Burgers, Nastier Coffee and the Innumerable Joys of Being the Comic Relief. - A series of Tucker-centric minifics. WIP.
Our Rainbow Bridge - SxD, AU ficlet in an odd style. Complete. Plotbunny up for adoption.
Outside of Time - The one where everyone in the DP-verse dies horribly. Otherwise known as: What the heck was my muse smoking, and do I need to call the nice men with the tranquilizers? AU ficlet. Plotbunny up for adoption.
Psyche - An AU of a certain character's origin story. OC-centric for the first two parts. Complete.
Psychoanalytic Theory - Companion story to Psyche, set between Parts II and III. WIP.
Rainbow of Nowhere - A dark What If...? continuation to my AU shortfic "Our Rainbow Bridge". Complete.
Rebirth in Ice - The realization of a possibility, and the start of a quest. Post-apocalyptic AU. Complete.
Special Recipe - Cracky drabble that mutated and got too big. Shortfic, complete.
Spirits Rise Sidestories - What it sounds like. Work in Progress.
The Primeval Garden - AU rewrite of Urban Jungle. Rebirth 'verse. Complete. (Note: Yes, this is essentially the same as the former second chapter of Rebirth. It works better as a separate story.)
Twenty Truths of Jazz Fenton - Twenty sentences about Jazz Fenton. Oneshot. Complete.
Vlad Masters Read the Evil Overlord List - Vlad is Dangerously Genre Savvy. Will contain divergence and/or AU where it conflicts with DP canon. WIP.
What Did I Do...? - I don't even know. For the record, it's 92% Tucker's fault. Crackfic, 150 words, complete.
Wishing for Moss - 20 words, 40 sentences about a certain lost girl. Complete.
For the record, my rough timeline for DP is:
Banquet* - 1984
Shades of Gray – Fall 2004
Fright Night – Halloween 2004
Maternal Instinct – Thanksgiving Break 2004
Life Lessons – January 2005
The Fenton Menace – Summer 2005
The Fright Before Christmas – Christmas 2005
Psyche Part I and II* - New Year's 2006
Reality Trip – Summer 2006
Psychoanalytic Theory* - August to September 2006
Psyche Part III* - September 2006
Double-Cross My Heart through Claw of the Wild – Fall 2006 to Spring 2007
Common Household Items* – Late Fall 2006 to Summer 2007
Having Words Part I* – June 2007
Faces* - Summer 2007 to ?
Having Words Part II* – Halloween 2007, morning
Falling Leaves* – Halloween 2007
Dead Girl's Poem* - December 2007
the * means original timeline, non-canon
Disclaimer: The inspiration for my interpretation of mad science in the Spirits Rise verse comes from three main sources. The name and the concept of it having genetic factors comes from the webcomic Narbonic by Shaenon K. Garrity (warning, some pages are Not Work Safe). How the symptoms manifest, and the dynasties of insanity that resulted, come from the absolutely brilliant webcomic Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio (violence and fanservice galore, but nothing you wouldn't see in some of the more recent PG-13 blockbusters, except good writing). Last but not least, a few elements, including the idea that it is a disease and can be treated, come from the webcomic A Miracle of Science written by John Kilgannon and drawn by Mark Sachs (family-friendly, if not for little kiddies, but the math will fly over a lot of people's heads just like it did mine).
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