Author has written 7 stories for Naruto, Rune Soldier, Fallout, Harry Potter, and Batman Begins/Dark Knight.
For anyone who cares: First chapter of "Heroine" is up.
Also: I had completely forgotten about Jack the Mad, but I'll be putting it up soon. I'm scrapping the original idea, but Jack will still be the main character, and his apprentice will eventually make an appearance.
For anyone who cares: Third Chapter of Atlas is up. Reposted less than a day later with a few changes and corrections, Chapter Two corrected as well. Look forward to chapter 4!
To whom it may concern: New story is up. For those who enjoy Atlas, I would like nothing better than to simply transcribe my thoughts onto the screen directly, and send them to you unedited. But I can't (shame Jobs died so soon, that would probably have been Apple's next project). I WILL be working on it, but frankly its very difficult while working on my BA at the same time.
I've discovered that the more I think about it, the more I respect Naruto and Lee. they had nothing to support them, no natural talent but stubbornness (Naruto's healing is only compensation for the beatings he got), and yet have pulled themselves up to demi-god levels of fighting ability. Respect hard work.
Does anyone know how to submit new Anime categories? I have a half-finished fic for Beet the Vandel Buster that I'd like to post but I can't find out how anywhere.
So sorry to all those waiting for updates! I am trying, but no inspiration is coming. Momochi Naruto is currently dead. Sorry! New inspiration just isn't coming. Im not a particularly prolific author.
Some anime I like: Naruto, Shaman King, Ranma 1/2, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle (hey, this and Spirited Away are really good if you watch them subbed), Initial D, and FullMetal Alchemist is kinda cool. I also like Jing: King of Bandits and Real Bout High School. My manga collection passed the 650 volume mark recently...
I've always been fascinated by zombies, believe it or not. My zombie fic has been deleted, by me, and I'm not reposting it. I just couldn't get into it.
Chapter Four completed! Yes, to those who wonder, I have read Foxhound, and it is currently one of my three all-time favorites (the other two being A New Nindo and the Lazy Uchiha). Kraken's Ghost's story is one of my major sources of inspiration, as are Never Cut Twice, A New Beginning, and the long-forgotten Bloodlines.
Author's Note: Although I don't like the way I'm being asked about it (that was very rude, Eternal Thief) I will allow the adoption of Momochi Naruto with specific permission (basically, e-mail me and ask).
~I am a part of the Authors Against Perfect Original Characters Society (AAPOCS). If you are too, copy and paste this into your profile!
Something disturbing that I learned recently: In a military sense, America won the Vietnam War. In combat, we completely demolished the Viet Cong. Almost every battle of the entire war had ridiculously lopsided kill ratios, 20-to-1 or better. Meaning every single American soldier who went down took at least twenty VC with him. In one battle (can't remember the name) it was an amazing 148-to-1 ratio. In a humanitarian sense, we won. The South Vietnamese loved us. They got access to American medical facilities, and steel sheet metal for use in lean-to's and shacks, and we were keeping the Communists from coming in and executing all the dissenters (which they did after we pulled out). So, what went wrong? We won the hearts and minds of our allies, and we defeated the enemy, but we lost the hearts and minds of out own people. Too many people in America were actually cheering on the VC, Pol Pot, Mao, and even Stalin. The American Communists were a small minority, but they made a lot of noise, and many in the mass media listened to them.
About Communism and why it fails: So often I read something about Communism in the US, most of it from the time of HUAC, and I'm shocked that no one ever seemed to challenge the terms of Communism, to actually say that Communism as an ideal was bad, especially when it seems so easy to show that it is. As far as I can tell, the only possible reasons are either A) that American speakers didn't want to know what the Communist Manifesto said, for fear of being called Communist for reading it, or B) because the reason is rather depressing. But it is simple: greed. Communist and socialist theories make the assumption that greed is the product of capitalism, but this is patently ridiculous. No one would really believe that people living 3000 years ago weren't ever greedy, and that is long before the ideal of capitalism. Likewise, no one really believes that there are no greedy Communists, given that Fidel Castro is probably the wealthiest head of state in the world. But other than ascribing it to "capitalist pigs", both fail to account for, or plan for, greed. Whereas capitalism makes greed into a tool, by placing limits in the form of private property rights on it. Basically: "If you want what I have, you can't just take it from me. You have to offer me something that I'm willing to trade for in order to get what I have." Both socialism and communism give the power to just take to the state, not realizing or perhaps not caring that the government official who orders the seizure can then use the property to enrich himself, and that he is by-and-large not held accountable for doing so.
About Capitalism and why its moral: Capitalism is moral because it makes us all traders. As I stated above, it removes the option of force from interactions between private citizens, leaving only two: to trade, or to ignore. Capitalism is based on reason, which makes it superior to every other system, because all others make some kind of contradiction in their basic premises (as above, with reference to greed). Capitalism is logical, in that it follows perfectly from the basic premises. No other system does so. Capitalism rewards achievement, all others punish it (by making ability a liability). Capitalism insists that no one ever be asked to sacrifice to anyone or anything at any time. Every other system makes sacrifice a basic premise. (FYI its not a sacrifice to give up something good for something better: thats profit. Its only sacrifice to give up something good for something bad). Not permitting force means no one need fear for himself and his life. It also makes us honest, because in a system of traders, where we can trade or not (as we choose), only honest men get to stay in business. Anyone who cheats someone will find both his suppliers and customers not coming to him any more, forcing him out of business.
About Statism: There exists no such entity as "the public". The public is not a collective: it is a collection, meaning it is many individuals being taken together, not one thing with many parts. Therefore there is no such thing as "the public good", "the public will", or anything like that. Therefore anyone who ever claims to be acting in service to any such non-entity is proposing to sacrifice some group of people to another group. Meaning that those who claim to "serve the public will for the public good" don't have any knowledge of any such thing, and have no intention of actually finding out what is good for the people. Because, what is good for the public is that which is good for all the individuals who comprise the public. The only ideas that have ever been so are: republicanism (I'm referring to the republican form of government, not the Republican Party, who are not advocates of republicanism, just as the Democratic Party does not consist of advocates of democracy), individualism, capitalism. All of these concepts denote that no sacrifice is necessary, therefore they are the best systems ever.
the following are all paraphrases: I will replace them with quotes when I find the quotes.
"Capitalism, an economic system with a rational basis, didn't create poverty: it inherited it from it's predecessor: mercantilism and altruism; that is, from concepts with no rational basis, i.e. anti-concepts. The poverty of the 19th and early 20th centuries isn't the fault of capitalism, its simply all it could afford at the time." - Ayn Rand Philosophy: Who Needs It.
"Once you understand what money actually is, you will find that money is the source of all virtue." Fransisco D'Anconia, Atlas Shrugged c.1957
"If it were true that the good of some could be achieved by the sacrifice of others, I would still refuse to be a sacrificial lamb." Henry Rearden, Atlas Shrugged
"Men? What men? There weren't any in there I couldn't squash ten of." Dagny Taggart, Atlas Shrugged
Prisoner: I've heard stories about the Black Pearl...they leave no survivors.
Professor Lupin: Severus, don't be a fool.
"No, mademoiselle, I would not like to see the childrens menu I have no doubt that the children's menu itself tastes better than the meals on it"
"Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning."
"Oops. My sword slipped." Hiei, destroying the Chapter Black video.
"Tell me, what's it like living in a constant haze of stupidity," said by Hiei to Kuwabara, the one living in a constant haze of stupidity.
"There are two things you can't avoid in life. Death, and chickens." Tanner.
"Oh great, my alien looks like a guy in a turban!" My friend Reshma (some interesting people I hang out with, huh? And it really did look like a guy in a turban. That was my idea. We made masks in art class.)
"He's taken off with a fixated ghost! That totaly violates the laws of the underworld. Ew he's so reckless!" Botan
"YUSUKE YOU IDIOT! So tough! For freakin' BAD-Ass... AND YOU DIE IN TRAFFIC! That's a wimps death! I didn't raise no WIMP! moron." Yusuke's caring mother, Atsuko.
"I don't want a shot! I don't want a shot!" Goku, DBZ
"That's okay Joey, you don't have to say anything mushy," Mai, Yu-Gi-Oh (Yes, Joey, please, whatever you do, if you love Mai at all which you do, but that's beyond the point, DON'T SAY ANYTHING MUSHY!)
"It's an acorn, dumbass!" Mai, an O.C. in a YuYuHakashu story.
"It was about as unbelievable as if you had fired a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back and hit you," Rutherford, a scientist in the 1900's, of his gold foil experiment.
"Alcohal-the cause and solution to all lifes problems," Homer, the Simpsons.
"They killed Kenny. You bastards!" Kyle, South Park.
"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely," Lord Acton.
"We all have sufficient strength to endure the misfortunes of others." -François, duc de La Rochefoucauld
"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my children may have peace," George Washington.
98 percent of teenagers have either drank alchohol or done drugs. If you're one of the 2 that hasn't, post this on your profile.
92 percent of the teen population would be DEAD if Abercrombie & Finch said that it wasn't cool to breathe anymore. Repost this if you'd be one of the 8 percent laughing your ass off.
("Jesus is standing in your room and he asks you to point to one thing in your room that would show him what you are looking for in life." -Robin, my Church-Leader-Person
"Uh, Jesus." -Me
"All excellent answers! Now, is Jesus real to you?" -Robin
"Obviously. He's standing in my room." -Me)
"There's no such thing as a stupid question. Only stupid people asking questions."
"There's no such thing as a stupid question. (someone asks question) I stand corrected."
"Disturbing? Who am I disturbing? This is a coma ward! Don't you WANT them to wake up?"
"Good to see you, Mr. Bond. Things have been awfully dull around here...I hope we're going to see some gratuitous sex and violence."
"No, I don't have a gambling problem. I'm winning, and winning is not a problem. That's like saying Michael Jordan has a basketball problem, or Def Leppard has an awesomeness problem." Earl (My Name is Earl)
"It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." Winston Churchill
The Top Eleven Things Everyone Should Know About Twilight:
1. Werewolves are only immortal as long as they want to be. Yeah. Kind of strange. Apparently it has to do with how often they choose to become wolves. Of course, these are quite strange werewolves who don’t follow the moon.
2. Vampires sparkle in the sun. Really. And no one ever laughs at them when they do this. Then again, they only ever show this to lovestruck teenage girls.
3. In a werewolf/vampire/human threesome, the human has to be in the middle so the freezing vampire and burning werewolf balance each other out. Or something like that.
4. It is not at all creepy to make an unborn baby your soulmate nor is it creepy to raise your soulmate from infancy as its father/brother and then become its lover.
5. Author Stephanie Meyer is apparently a big supporter of the rights of demon babies.
6. Wanting to literally eat your girlfriend is romantic, not deeply disturbing.
7. Jeopardizing a fragile treaty between two very dangerous, deadly groups because you can’t control your hormones is endearing, not painfully stupid.
8. When you’re friends with vampires and werewolves, you no longer are required to care about your human friends and family.
9. . When a guy you have been dating for a few months abruptly leaves and never plans on coming back and you take to cliff diving to hear his voice, you are in no way crazy nor should you look into therapy.
10. You should never, ever let Bella and Edward name anything. Ever.
11. TELLING a group of vampires that want to kill your baby that she is half human will do nothing. Finding someone who claims that they are half-human solves everything. They’ll even kill that vampire that’s out to get you for you.
There is nothing wrong with Twilight that Sir Integra Hellsing couldn't solve.
"War? We aren't at war. This is, at best, pest control."
"Must I kill them, my master? It's a waste of my time and ammunition."
"How come you don't sparkle, Master?" "I have too much self-respect, Police Girl." "I'm glad, no vampire who sparkles could ever be dependable."
"I must say, why are you sparkly types interrupting my tea? Ah, well, time to give these old wires a short warm-up."