Author has written 2 stories for Naruto, and Fate/stay night.
About me: I'm not one to be very open easily. I'm a high school student and I like to read a lot and play games on the computer. I tend to procrastinate on homework quite badly sometimes and my writing can be very sporadic. I can read and write in french, but I prefer not to for fanfiction. According to the Myers Briggs Personality Test, I am an INTP. This reflects a lot in my writing.
Preferred Types of Stories:
I nomally read Naruto centric stories, but I like Tenten and Neji centric stories as well. Favorite pairings are Naruto and Hinata, Tenten and Neji. I don't really get into Sakura and Sasuke, but I don't mind it along with all the other kinds of pairings as well.
You could call me a picky reader since I like a greyish, moderately powered Naruto and good realistic flow to the story. I dislike excessive bashing (a little bashing is alright, though) and a very fast romantic flow to a story (it actually depends on how it's done). Some of the more extreme treatments in Naruto's childhood also turns me off as it could be seen as unrealistic and excessive. I don't mind a bit more than the overwhelming loneliness he felt as a kid, but large amounts of abuse from plenty of people is a lot. I'm also sensitive to harems and pairings with large age gaps.
I don't like bashing because I think every character deserves a chance to be good. It's like Confucius says, every human being is born good but through society and upbringing, he/she can be influenced to become bad. I know some would only wright their bad side because of the things they've done, but there was almost always a cause to it. For example, Sasuke was absolutely fine before Itachi massacred everyone. Who wouldn't turn for the worst after that? Anyways, I'm not trying to lecture anyone on bashing characters. I just want to say to give each character a chance.
I have nothing against yaoi or yuri, but I don't read or write them. Same thing for incest. Writers and other readers stick to what they prefer and I stick to my own preferences.
Overall Theoretical Guidelines to Reading and Writing Fanfiction: This is just my preferred view on a good fanfiction.
a) Don't overpower a character. If your protagonist is just going to easily power his way through the general antagonistic population, you already know the ending before finishing it. If you are going to make him/her very powerful, make the reader believe in his growth. Otherwise, it's a boring Mary Sue to read.
b) Character, personality, development. Nobody is perfect. Seriously, someone's gotta contradict him or he's God, no matter what power level he has. No offense to any religion. Besides, it's not exciting without a bit of dilemna and character growth.
c) Details. I don't think any fanfiction reader wants to read summaries of what's going on, unless it's for skipping canon. We all know what's happened in the canon.
d) Write something original, not one of those overly done story clichés. I know those Naruto revenge fics are very popular (they are everywhere), but wouldn't you want to see something new to inspire some imagination? If you do write something original, don't make it too original or else nobody's going to know what you're talking about.
e) Don't rush the plot. People are going to get lost. Savour the big moments and take your time. Otherwise, the emotional impact just isn't there.
f) Character deaths. If you are going to make a character die, make it very emotional as if he really did die. Asuma is a very good example. Also, if you're going to revive said character, don't do it immediately or else you ruin the heartbreaking atmosphere.
g) Different epilogues or endings in one fic. Not very common but I see them. Honestly, I prefer this to not occur at all. It upsets the atmosphere or mood at the end and makes it feel like it never ended. It's nice to have a choice, but tends to split or confuse the story.
Overall status: Active. Looking for a beta-reader again.
-Naruto and Naruto Shippuden
-Bleach (I kinda dropped this one. It was okay in the beginning, but I think the characters- were a little too one-dimensional and the plot was far too straight forward. Then the Fullbringer arc came along and the new war made it dry. I never really got into the fights either and the damsels in distressed did distress me.)
-Alive: The Final Evolution (A great read, but fairly short compared to other series and the anime was unfortunately cancelled.)
-Neon Genesis Evangelion
-Percy Jackson and the Olympians & the Heroes of Olympus.
-The Hunger Games Trilogy
-Last Apprentice Series
And many more.
-Elder Scrolls (Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim)
About Naruto: Changes of the Past (now Naruto: A Matter of Two Jinchuuriki)
My first fanfiction, so I decided to put up some extra information for curiosity's sake.
This story tends to parallel a lot of the canon events with some original stuff I'm adding in. Essentially, Naruto has a different background along with a different personality. He also gains some of his clan's skills and has an advanced skill set. There are also two jinchuuriki in Konoha, since Hinata is also one.
It also focuses on a slightly darker Konoha (well, actually a darker Naruto universe) and darker elements, but it isn't a dark Naruto fiction. The statement here is what if the human weapon thing was a little more prevalent here than in canon.
I should say that I'm fairly determined in finishing this, although it will take a while. If I ever get around to a sequel, it will be a separate story altogether.
Status: 2/6/2015 (day/month/year version), Sorry to say guys, but this is officially undergoing a full rewrite. Sorry again for not mentioning this earlier, but I never really got around to doing it. Anyways, I'm going through the Wave arc that will combine some of the original's Training arc just before the Chuunin Exams. I will post a notice on a Matter of Two Jinchuuriki so those who are following it can be notified. Hopefully this turns out a whole lot better than the original story and sorry that you all have to experience your worst fears of yet another unfinished story on this site.
Of Heroes and Shinobi:
I started a new story... Er... Not sure what you guys think. Anyways, it's my first cross-over.
Basically, throwing in seven shinobi from the Narutoverse into the Nasuverse during the Fifth Holy Grail War. Naruto is from an AU. Not going to spoil too much, but he's the sort of guy who gave up against the hatred of the villagers. Grey Naruto yet again.
Status: On hold for now. Chapter 2 around 80% or so. If anyone actually wants to finish it or write it (A Matter of Jinchuuriki will be quite long and lately it's been my main focus), I'll pass it on to whoever is willing to continue the story, though I will be giving you criteria on what I've worked out so far on the plot. PM if interested.
Future Fics or Ideas:
Thinking about a Naruto-Halo crossover featuring Itachi. Starts early, before the Covenant War. So it's going to be super long if I ever finish it. Going to pre-write the introductory arc before releasing it.
Naruto crossover with the game Beyond Two Souls. Since the game is fairly new right now, the universe will be a bit limited, but I'll do my best on this and follow most of Aiden and Jodie's story with extra stuff and some shinobi stuff as well. Features the original Team Seven including Hatake Kakashi, (but no Sai) and Kurama, the Kyuubi with the main characters of Beyond Two Souls.
Have an idea for a Naruto crossover with Steins;Gate. Likely to run with the Matter of Two Jinchuuriki background due to future events and planned jutsu for Naruto. Also because of his new fuuinjutsu I'm planning to add in the future of the original plot I've layed out. A spin-off, really. Don't expect this anytime soon as I probably won't even begin this until some o part 2 of the Naruto fic is done.
Been thinking about a crossover with Naruto and Harry Potter using the reincarnation thing that Kishimoto introduced in Naruto and Sasuke.
New idea with the Last of Us and Naruto crossover. It spins around how the human-targeting cordyceps is in fact infused with chakra remaining from the God Tree (aside from being cut down, it still exists, right?) and that the immune are shinobi or descendants of shinobi able to sychronize with the foreign chakra so it doesn't take over. Also plays with the idea or Ashura and Indra, but with them starting to remember all their incarnations and skills. The post-apocalyptic survivor groups also have a shinobi equivalent.
Challenges: I realize that I won't ever be able to fully write all of my story ideas, so I'll put them out for others to use them. Besides, I'm tired of all the unoriginal (albeit well done) fics everywhere. We need some real radically different ideas out there!
Naruto/Akame ga Kiru! Crossover (12/4/2014):
I'm sure some of you out there have read this manga. I myself like the characters and plot very much of this series. I surprised that nobody has written any fic here on this series, but might as well start now.
Main Characters: Sasuke, Itachi, members of Night Raid and the Jaegers.
Summary: Uchiha Itachi leaves the Shinobi Nations on orders from the Akatsuki to seek out weapons of great power called Teigu to further aid them. Instead, he gets mixed up in a civil war, postponing his mission. Uchiha Sasuke, still thirsty for vengeance for the Massacre, seeks him out to kill him and he sure as hell isn't waiting for Itachi's return.
-The Empire and Shinobi Nations are situated on different continents. They may or may not be aware of each other. If they are aware, they must have very little knowledge of each other.
-People of the Empire cannot use chakra.
-Starts at the beginning of Part 2 or a bit before.
-Starts at the beginning of Akame ga Kiru or a bit before.
-You know, it is stated that Ootsuki Kaguya came from a far away land. Be creative with that.
-Itachi is sent to the Empire to collect Teigu for the Akatsuki. Tobi orders him to do it.
-Of course, Sasuke chases after him alone.
-Orochimaru is not dead and instead goes after him with a new body and the not yet formed Team Taka/Hebi. Kabuto goes too and any other character sided with Orochimaru may or may not go.
-Kisame can go along with him if you want and Tobi often visits Itachi.
-Itachi may or may not be sick. If he is, then you must make this evident, but hide it from most of the characters.
-Team Seven can come into the story, albeit much later. They cannot affect the plot in a serious way.
-Sasuke and Itachi become part of the Jaegers and Night Raid. One or the other can belong in either organization, but cannot be on the same side.
1. No bashing. If you know me, then you know I hate bashing. It's a waste of character and a waste of personality. Warping your most hated character into a unrecognizable villain is the laziest way of dealing with characters. Sure, they've done a lot of stuff to make hate them, but it's up to the heroes of your story to deal with them, not you, the author to personally destroy the character through a horribly butchered characterization.
2. There's no real rule with romance. I'd prefer not to have yaoi, yuri or incest. Harems... I'll let it go a bit more as Tatsumi himself seems to have a harem. However in truth, he only has one actual romantic relationship. It's alright if you take it easy, though. Like real easy and actually develop the characters. I'll let you chose your own pairings as well.
3. On the level of ability, Sasuke should be near Akame's speed and skill and Itachi is farther ahead, just below Edese's level, if I were to judge them. You may only overpower a character if you're upping the power standards of the characters, like what's going on in the Madara arc in Naruto. You may not make a character god like at all. The characters must struggle in their fights against major antagonists. It's alright to curb stomp weaker antagonists.
4. I'd prefer it if you keep it rated T, meaning no or obscured lemons and not extremely gory parts. Well, vaguely gory and not in total explicit detail, like the details of the large scale cuts, how many pieces his head split into, whether his stomach actually fell out of him etc etc.
5. Sasuke does not know of Itachi's sacrifice, like in the canon. Either Itachi may reveal it to him in a bad situation, Sasuke is told about it from Tobi, revealed to him by a Teigu (if one can show the past or memories. As far as I know, you'll have to make this one up).
6. Special weapons that are directly from a fandom like the Seven Ninja Swords cannot be considered Teigu. Keep the lore in each separate universes, unless you're explaining something that hasn't been explained yet. However, you cannot use a character's past to do so. Only the mechanics of the universe.
7. Itachi must die in the end. Make it very heartfelt and tragic. Make the most stoic reader cry, if you can. Absolutely no revivals. Dead characters stay dead, so make sure you tie up your loose ends. Yatsufusa is an exception.
PM if interested.
Naruto and Heroes of Olympus (not the original Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series):
Summary: The Fourth Shinobi War ends with no winner. Madara is gone, Obito is dead and Orochimaru and Kabuto were obliterated. But the Shinobi Alliance is in shatters, the Five Kages dead or too weak to hold the remaining splinters together. Naruto is gone and so is most of the Konoha 11. Sasuke remains the least affected by the war, turning neutral near the end and unwilling to be involved further, forsaking both sides. Instead, he leaves the Shinobi Nations with his heart in turmoil over his failures and past.
During his travels, he stumbles upon an old shrine to the earth goddess, Gaea. In exchange for his service, she promises to give him what he wants most:
-Sasuke first meets Gaea in ancient times, around when all of the Olympians have finally assembled and the First Giant War
-He goes on to observe major events and partially become involved in some myths and turning points.
-After World War Two, he is ordered to sleep by Gaea and awakes in present day time, or when Jason and Percy are switched. Preferably just after the end of the Second Titan War.
-Due to the long sleep and rude awakening by Hera (not Gaea), he is sent to Camp-Half Blood with amnesia.
-Sasuke is immortal, just like the Hunters, and he can die.
-Sasuke goes along with Jason and is separated part way into the trip and ends up at the Roman Camp.
-He also ends up accompanying Percy's quest.
-Gaea restores Sasuke's memories in the third book when the Seven are all united.
-Sasuke is ordered to capture two of them (boy and girl, just like Gaea wants). Whether he obeys or not will refer to the one below.
-Sasuke will end this story for good or bad by your choice.
1. Pairings are you're choice, but keep them preferably canon. Avoid Killing the Hypotenuse if you really must do change them. Or just do it in a completely plausible way. And yaoi writers, please don't immediately consider Nico and Sasuke. Just because one is confirmed to be so, doesn't exactly give a go-ahead on one speculated to be so. Sasuke should remain unpaired.
2. No bashing of course. It's Sasuke, anyways.
3. Sasuke is the only shinobi alive today and the only one capable of using chakra. All demigods have their own powers!
4.Sasuke's chakra reserves are weaker than before, due to his age and some of it going to sustaining his partial immortality. He can still pull out his Susanoo, but can't spam it as much as in the canon.
5. Of course, considering Sasuke and everything that's happened to him, his morals are weird. He's mostly amoral with little understanding for good and evil. Trying to explain it to him is not going to cut it. This must influence a great deal of Sasuke's actions, prompting the good or evil dilemma at the end. Obviously, he does not understand Gaea's promise of redemption.
6. Try to make some very plot changing twists in the process and if you're adequate with poetry, change the prophecies. Don't cling completely to the canon.
7. No power ups except for canon! I want you to be able to use the character's abilities instead of developping new ones for convenience!
8. Sasuke's lineage has no godly influence whatsoever!
PM if interested.
Naruto and Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Roman side)/Heroes of Olympus:
Summary: Even after a fit of grief, rage and complete derealization, Uchiha Obito does not return to Madara and instead wanders into a strange tunnel. Little does he know, this strange tunnel is but an entrance to the magical maze of the Labyrinth that has managed to extend into the Shinobi Lands. Lost in a alien land of North America, he finds an unusual companionship in two sisters named Reyna and Hylla Ramirez-Arellano, daughters of Bellona and recently escaped prisoners of a 18th century pirate.
-This is set on the Roman side of the war with Kronos. There is little to no interaction with the Greeks until Heroes of Olympus, if you plan to go that far.
-Happens around after the second book and perhaps before the third.
-The Narutoverse is seriously warped by Obito's choice to not join Madara. Yondaime lives and Naruto is not a jinchuuriki etc.
-Obito meets Reyna and Hylla and travels with them for a while before heading to Camp Jupiter.
-Obito must also be in a mental state somewhere between from Madara's warped dillusion and complete depression and his normal personality. This is right after Rin died.
-Obito also participates in a few of Jason's quests, but most notably the battle at Mount Othrys.
-Because of the entrance to the Shinobi Lands, Kakashi also ends up lost in the US in a mission gone awry a couple years after Obito's supposed death. This leads to many more shinobi crossing over, including a few on Madara's behalf.
1. Romance of course is pretty much up to you. I'm personally leaning towards a paring with Reyna (she's terribly unlucky in this department) but I'm still more opposed to yaoi/yuri and harems.
2. No bashing, of course.
3. Obito is pure mortal. There is no godly blood running through him, unless you count the Sage of Six Paths. Neither can he see through the Mist without his Sharingan. Same with Kakashi.
4. Obito's artificial body is weaker than before because of him not being able to access extra Hashirama's cells and must regenerate much more slowly that costs him large amounts of chakra.
5. Whether or not there's a time barrier or time dissonance (example: one year passes in one place and four pass in the other) and what not is is up to you.
PM if interested.
Severely Disliked Fanfiction Elements (Pet Peeves):
The Banished Naruto After Failing/Succeeding in Bringing Back Sasuke Theme: I honestly can't stand this one. Never ever ever managed to finish a single fic I can recall featuring this. Come on! How unreal can you get? The village worshipping Sasuke? It's a major bash to every single character, except the ones who ends up sympathizing Naruto. It just demonstrates an incompetent Hokage (I don't care about whatever reason there is, unless you've used Shisui's Mangekyo Sharingan. Naruto is the reason why Tsunade came back and as the Hokage, she has every ability to shut the Council or whoever it is down. They have absolutely no ability to overide her decisions. The Hokage is supposed to be the leader, the one in charge! A military dictator or whatever closest to it!), shallow characters and general idiocy that should not exist if Konoha managed to survive this whole time. Not to mention, Naruto is a jinchuuriki, of the the Nine-Tails no less. Military weapon (if you want to see it that way), major asset to the village, a shinobi. It is a waste to lose Naruto over stupid and petty grudges. Complete irrationality. You lose one of your potential powerhouses of the future because you can't stand him. Awful.
Worshipped Sasuke: Kind of eewww... Not in a general romantic way, but this theme is certainly untrue. This is the normal reason in Sasuke bashing fics, but it's so overrated. Pity him, of course, but kiss the ground he walks on is unbearable. How can you practically lose every shred of dignity you have like that? Generally tied to a lot of the banished ones and many other fics, it is so hard not to find it in a good fic. The thing that's really annoying about this is that sometimes the fic then links it to Naruto more deserving of this attention, as he is the son of the Yondaime and Uzumaki Kushina (portrayed as clan heir or royalty in some stories). It's hypocritical, though somewhat indirectly. I think it's kind of pathetic and ruins the entire purpose. That's just my opinion.
Royalty for Naruto: I don't really care much for this one. I can tolerate it, but I just don't like it when people use it to elevate Naruto's status. I mean, I'd like Naruto to be normal Naruto where he has worked for his recognition and not worshipped because he's the son of the Yondaime or because Kushina was a princess or clan heir, even if he is abused by the village and all that. It just tends to make Naruto important because he's the Hokage's son/royalty and Naruto is not important because he is Naruto. I just don't want his parents to determine who he is.
Protagonist is Never Wrong or Challenged: This one irks me a lot. Yes, so and so (in this case, Naruto) is not god like or super powered, but he might as well be if he's never going to struggle with himself or others. Being smart and strong is all fine and well, but at least challenge him. Like really challenge and not just train and train, because that's just boring. I want to read a chapter, wondering if he actually is going to win rather than knowing he's going to win. It also makes him look perfect without having to strive for perfection. Boring and predictable, plain and simple.
Jutsu Spam: I understand you want to give Naruto a little more to his canonically limited arsenal, but more than a dozen extra jutsu is good enough. I mean, having two elements is jonin level stuff and it takes thousands and thousands of shadow clones to even learn how to use the wind element. More than a year's worth of constant training. And if you got most of the added jutsu A-ranked. Total spam. Canon Naruto is doing just fine without all the extra jutsu, so you really don't have to overkill it. Besides, you can only use one at a time, albeit you can use it in quick succession and multiple at once with shadow clones, but generally it's one at time and chakra taxing (sometimes this factor disappears mysteriously) with evident fatigue. I simply believe that jutsu does not equal to strength.
Comparing Sasuke's Pain to Naruto's Loneliness (or really just ignoring the former's and enhancing the latter's): Common in bashing fics, but seriously, if you want to bash a character, do it reasonably. Don't ignore canonical facts just because you don't like the information provided. This includes excessive abuse for Naruto which is used as a tool to counter Sasuke's horrible past. This fails because...
a) Naruto's abuse canonically did not go farther than the isolation, looking down on him, name calling and the usual hate. The problem is that when mobs are on his tail (drunk or not, doesn't and shouldn't matter) regularly. He is beaten regularly. He is overcharged regularly. He has murder attempts on him regularly, people, regularly! You think the Hokage wouldn't notice? Of course he does but he's just too weak and old. That's a real rant for later.
b) You can't really compare two different pains. Sasuke lost his family, while Naruto never had any. You can't just say Naruto's was greater even if you piled all that crap on him because that does not exist and therefore not a true valid argument.
c) You can't also bring in Sasuke's worship as something that eased his pain or makes it inferior to Naruto's because 1) That doesn't exist. 2) He does not want to be worshipped, he wants vengeance. 3) Sasuke very likely has PTSD. He is more likely to push away people than accept their... "love". It purposely makes him the villain with no hope of redemption and undermines his own case.
d) Sasuke bashers forget that the loss of family is extremely traumatizing, especially when said murderer replayed the deaths of all his relatives. Then four years later, he reminds him and reopens every single barely healed scar and widens the ones that are still open. Broken wrist is the least of it. And Sasuke's trying to save Naruto. Deny it all you want, but there is good reason for Sasuke to defect, especially when he's got a inferiority complex where he's losing to opponents the once dead last is winning against. Sasuke is certainly not Naruto who overcame his own and that's why it drags him down. He's not truly evil, but cynical, selfish, once insane, cold and very ruthless. And now he's managed to figure out what side he wants to fight for without the manipulation. Yes, the manipulation that just made his case worse and worse and worse. What do you think Itachi, Tobi and Orochimaru have all been doing to his mind?
This argument is mainly for stories where Sasuke angst then Naruto reveals his past prompting him to say something about him having it bad when Naruto was hated and attempted to be killed, supposedly shocking all the characters and making Sasuke look worse. You can have their pasts exist side-by-side, but don't say one gives more justfication than the other!
Beating Up A Character for Doing Something Wrong: This mostly applies to reviewers and writers themselves, not really in story content. When I think about this one, it really makes me wonder if people know how unreasonable some of their expectations are. I mean, can you really blame Sasuke? Sakura? Naruto? For acting as themselves? Honestly, if a character screws up major time, he's not a Mary Sue. We can't expect a character to constantly do the right thing because that is called perfection. I don't believe in perfection. We all make mistakes, don't we? Personally, I think if a character does something wrong, he/she is a far better person than whatever Sue (Fixer, God, Relationship, Blackhole, whatever) is featured.
Naruto and Zanpakutos: It's more of a irrational preference, if anything. I don't get into Bleach as much as I used to and to me, while Zanpakutos are sort of a expression of a Shinigami's strength, it feels more like a crutch to lean on for a character in Naruto. Maybe like a more manageable Kyuubi to use? Anyways, still a peeve.
Writing in POV When Shifting Narrators: I hate this one, although it's an insignificant detail. I simply find it exhausting to see X's POV, Y's POV, then Z's POV. I mean, just X, Y and Z would be fine, no? Adding POV just makes a rougher transition of chracter viewpoints. Ugh, so hateful to read every time.
People Going Ballistic Over Unsolved Romances: While I can understand that we all want this semi there-not-there romance to resolve itself, I don't like it when people start judging a story over just the romance. Since I'm more deeply involved in the Naruto fandom and sort of rooting for NaruHina to happen, I'll take it as my example. Naruto is a freaking shounen manga for 12 year old boys. Romance is not what 12 year old boys want to read. It's the same with Bleach as well. It is such a small factor in these series that it's kind of petty to place all your hopes and dreams in one barely canon pairing that may or may not be close friendship. I will not be surprised if the manga actually ended with nothing resolved..
Edit (13/11/2014): Looks everything is solved now, but I'd be damned if people start going crazy over the next generation
Hooking Up People Because They're Hot: Most shallow and lamest reason ever that I can come up with to pair characters together. Mutual attraction is okay, but should not be the driving force in a relationship. The only thing that this "hot"/"sexy" thing will ever accomplish is infatuation and no farther.
Side-tracking Characters in Crossovers: Annoying when one character is pushed aside for another. Very annoying because it tends to be another form of bashing, although it may not be as intentional and it breaks up more of the original story elements.
Glorifying the Uzumaki Clan: Every time the superiority of the Uzumaki clan is mentioned, I facepalm. Please people! Ever hear of humility?! I'm happy if they're described as a clan on par or below the Senju/Uchiha bit, but yeah, I'm really picky about power levels. It's just so annoying to have the described as the oh-so great clan of Uzushio, daimyo-level royalty, the only morally responsable people alive etc etc. I cannot express how annoyed I am at how so many people flandarize the greatness to Mary Sue levels.
Making A Villain More Petty: It's a complete villain decay if they were never that stupid in the first place. I know you probably hate the antagonist a lot or maybe someone like Sasuke and want to write all kinds of bad stuff about them, but when done poorly, the newfound antagonist is just... not threatening. I mean, he's annoying like any antagonist, but as annoying as a mosquito and very plain and boring.
Namikaze Clan: An annoyance to even look at the word. I don't understand why the Yondaime has to be part of a clan. I mean, it makes for a much better moral for Minato to be born a civilian or simple ninja family where the clan part doesn't emphasize that he's a born winner. Same with Naruto. Is it really necessary for him to be the heir of two clans? Or is it just and excuse to power him up?
Powerful Characters In General: I don't mean to rant about this a lot, as my own characters can count as this, but almost all related peeves relate to this whole idea. I know it's awesome seeing the main character kick butt. However, this eliminates a key element in any story: conflict. Conflict is what drives the buildup between antagonist and protagonist, depth in character and relationships, and the general plot as well. Without a good conflict, there's only so much "awesomness" that can keep me interested. The problem I have with powered up characters is that they potentially have too much capability to solve problems, often leading to Mary Sues, which are terrible characters. If you're going to ramp up the protagonist, ramp up the antagonist as well or get a pointless curb-stomp battle that is only meant to humiliate another character. I personally like a strong capable protagonist, but often times that ability is only meant to destroy hated characters and what not.
Note: Because of all these peeves above, I'm very likely to be very critical on them when reviewing, but less on the really minor stuff. I will very rarely ever give a fully positive review.
What to Expect From Me as a Writer/ What I like in Fanfiction: If you're the kind of person that likes to look at someone's profile to see what they're all about, then look no farther. This should give you an idea of recurring elements in whatever I write or stuff I just like in stories.
Grey Characters: I like a character that's neither good or bad. Gives something other than the usual evil/good to read about. I also believe that no one will ever be purely good or purely bad. It's just not my thing.
No Bashing: I was alright in the beginning, now it's a major turn off. I you've ever watched the Dog Whisperer with Cesar Milan and about how a dog tends to tune itself to your energy, that's how I feel when I read a bashing fic except being very conscious of it. Personally, I like fics with canon good guys staying good guys, but I can adjust my tune if there's a reason for them to be a bad guy. I try not to let my personal feelings get in the way of how a character is portrayed.
Low-key Romance: I'm not a sucker for the sappy and fluffy romantic scenes. I tend to cringe before proceeding carefully, so don't expect hugely romantic moments between characters. I like the smaller stuff like giving a highly sentimental gift instead of a really luxurious and expensive one or going to a good, but fairly casual restaurant instead the super elegant and fancy one. NaruHina and NejiTen is what I like and will be most likely to ship, but these can change. I will not write lemons, yaoi/yuri or harems.
No M-Rated Material: I tend to get antsy around the romantic part of this, but not as much around the violence part of it. If I rate any stories M, then it'll very likely be for violence.
Hopefully Original Content: I don't like copying peoples stuff, but I will borrow ideas with minor stuff in the plot. I like to do something very different compared to the norm and whatever I try to come up with will be very different to some other stuff out there. If there is something similar to mine, I will likely just credit them for the idea if it was the earliest. I will try to credit all the fics I gotten ideas and inspirations from at the end.