Author has written 10 stories for Naruto.
Long-time reader, seldom reviewer, novice writer (working on some Hinata -centric writings.)
I like the term: Independent writer with unpublished stories. Sounds pretty legit.
I love to read. History, fiction, nonfiction, random articles, anything. The stories on this site have ranged from dismal to "Oh my God, how are you not publishing your work?!" However, I've read and followed stories based on the plot rather than the author's literary skill. It depends on my mood. I've even favored some stories that could be written better. I appreciate the effort.
Fandoms that I'm (insanely and disturbingly to an extent) a part of:
Avatar the Last Airbender
One Tree Hill
Communication over the internet can be easily misconstrued and while I might think I said something honestly and without ill will, the person on the receiving end can take it any way they can. That's the difference between this kind of communication and verbal face-to-face communication. I try my best to sound honest yet not hurtful. If an author is holding chapters hostage in exchange for reviews, I do not submit. If a story is really genuinely good and hasn't gotten any love, I'll put in my two cents (however briefly) because I don't want the author to get discouraged and not finish a terrific story.
Hell, if you want to talk about anything, I'm up for it. I haven't gotten a bad or malicious message yet, so it's all good.
...and we have my first flames (thanks to Out of Time. I regret nothing and stand by it.) Oooh, toasty. Thank you!!
Seriously, you're wasting both of our time when it's done anonymously. Have enough conviction in your words. Own them as you would had you said it to my face. We can be mature and discuss about things but if my thing ain't your cup of tea, step off. No one is forcing you to read my stories.
As an author, I promise to finish what I post. If something is "abandoned", chances are I'm dead. I also vow to never hold chapters hostage in exchange for reviews, that's way too criminal LOL. I will post because I want to get it out of my head and if someone enjoys it, that's awesome too.