Author has written 7 stories for Sekirei, Fairy Tail, Baldur's Gate, and Teen Titans.
I'm on AO3, too, with raunchier versions of my T-rated stories! Address: archiveofourown. org/users/Ikrani (just remove the space)
I'm currently OPEN for commissions.
I write for a standard rate of 1.5 cents per word. So, 3,000 words x $0.015/word = $45. The overall cost and the per-word rate can change depending on the content of the commission, such as:
-asking me to write about an OC that isn't one of mine, 0.1 cents/word
-requesting a story about a ship that I am not invested in, 0.2 cents/word
-requesting a side entry, lemon or otherwise, to one of my existing fics, -0.1 cents/word
-requesting a repeat lemon for one of my fics between a fic-canon ship, -0.2 cents/word
-being a first-time customer with a request of 2,000 words or more, -$5 to the overall charge
Certain rate modifiers will stack. For example, requesting a lemon side entry between a fic-canon couple (i.e. Natsu and Minerva from "Master of Demons"), with an OC in the story but not part of the lemon, would modify the rate a -0.1 cents/word overall: 0.1 for the OC, -0.2 for the fic-canon ship. If, however, you just wanted a lemon about Natsu and Minerva, but not as they were in "Master of Demons", the rate would be unchanged.
No file will be sent until payment is received. Final products will be posted to FanFiction, Archive Of Our Own, and SubscribeStar with commissioner's permission. I have Pay Pal and Ko-fi, but other methods of payment can be made available.
Things I can write are, including but not limited to, romance, action, smut, fluff, Lovecraftian horror, professional wrestling matches, all of which will go for the standard rate. Don't be afraid to ask for fandoms I haven't written for; I watch more of them than I've written about. A "research" cost will only apply if research is particularly time-consuming; a quick glance at an image for reference is not the same as an hour spent pouring over a wiki.
Methods of contact:
- FanFiction private messages
- Archive Of Our Own comments (open to both registered and non-registered users; I moderate all comments before posting; any contact information will be kept confidential)
- Discord message (send to @Ikrani#3117)
- SubscribeStar Messaging (subscribestar. adult/ikrani); not recommended, as I don't check it very often. However, if you need another option of contact, it's there.
"Ten Fanfiction Rules"
Written by Bookworm Gal, A.K.A The Queen of Bookworms. I hear her stories are pretty awesome, though I have yet to read any of them. I've also made a few addendums, based on my own experiences.
1) Do not make canon characters act completely out-of-character. The only reason you should do that is if you handle it carefully, it is short term, and you have a very good explanation as to why. Nothing throws a person for a loop like their favorite character acting weird all of a sudden. This also means that you shouldn't treat your least favorite character like they're an idiot just because you hate them. Try to be fair to all the members of the canon, not just those you like. In fact, take it as a challenge to write them well, despite your personal feelings.
Ikrani's addendum: don't be afraid to develop the characters, though. Sometimes, there's only so much you can get from a character before they need a break, either positive or negative. I myself have acted "out-of-character" in real life, sometimes to my own detriment. People have moments of change. Characters do, too.
2) "There," "their," and "they're" are different words with different meanings. The same goes for "it's" and "its." Learn them and know which one is which. It makes a world of difference in your writing if you use the correct word.
3) Reread and double-check your work. Spell-check is not fool-proof. Sometimes just going over something will help you spot dumb mistakes. I end up writing out on paper my story first, then type it. That takes care a lot of mistakes, just copying it to the computer. Then, I reread it a little later to spot the rest. Find your own system, but you need to reread your work!
4) One word, people: grammar. Do not fear it; love it. Nothing can scare off a reader like horrid grammar in a story. And if they do stick around, chances are they can only barely understand what they're reading.
5) All pairings are fair game, if it makes sense. If there is no hint at a character having feelings towards another, good or bad, why act like its been there all along? Those new feelings can develop, but don't create them all at once. It's not nice to break up an established couple just to stick the hero with your original character either. And not every boy and girl (or boy and boy, or girl and girl. I'm not against that, if there is a evidence of that in the canon to support that kind of relationship. Please don't do that just because you can) has to be a couple. Friendships can be just as important and difficult to craft, but worth the effort in the long run.
Ikrani's addendum: I use it when the narration adopts the POV of a character who says it. Narration with character is why I keep reading William King's work. Besides, if Billy Shakespeare can create words like "puke" and "eyeball", then why should "ain't" be the bridge too far?
7) Be descriptive in your work. Don't just say "It was a black cat," say "The feline rubbed his midnight fur against her leg, blinking his amber eyes with pleasure." Much more fun to read.
8) There are hundreds of ways to say "said" (yelled, cried, whispered, begged, questioned, wondered, remarked, called, announced, gasped, laughed, smirked, growled, groaned, screamed, smiled, joked, hissed, explained, described, muttered, grinned, wept, panted, sighed, asked, coughed, snarled, shrieked, snapped, chuckled, choked, shouted, giggled, moaned, whined, complained, whimpered, breathed, mumbled, assured, purred, informed, babbled, yelped, lied, suggested, complimented, blabbed, snickered, commented, replied, grumbled, summarized, declared, etc). Use them. They're more descriptive of the tone, volume, style, and emotions of the speaker
Ikrani's addendum: neither should you be afraid to use "said" and let the dialogue convey the tone, style, emotions, etc. If the dialogue is good enough, then a spicier verb is rendered redundant; the audience will already hear it like that.
9) Don't be afraid to try new story ideas. Just think them out first. How many times do you find a fanfiction that is incomplete because a writer doesn't know where to go from there? It helps to have a rough plan for the story of how to get from point A to B. It prevents you from writing yourself into a corner. You can always change it as you go, but it will give you some structure to work with.
10) Original characters are fine to add to a story, just beware of the curse of Mary Sue. Make them believable. This means faults, imperfections, a back story (not a overly sappy one with either too much perfection or too much angst! That's not a back story; that's a soap opera), and real personality. Don't just photocopy yourself in so you can date your favorite character, either. Create an original character, meaning not existing elsewhere (including the real world). In all likelihood, not every canon character will like the same person equally. Some may hate them (shocking, right?) and they could be very well justified in their hate. Some personalities just clash. (This does not mean that your least favorite character must be mean to your original character so you can show the world why you hate that character. Try to be better than that.) The more realistic you can make them, the better. If possible, create an individual that could easily have existed since the beginning, even if they didn't deal with the canon characters directly, and seems to belong in that universe.
Ikrani's addendum: a sure-fire to tell your readers it's safe is to have a canon character take your OC to their limit, if not defeat them. Nobody's the best at everything.
Some questions for the aspiring writer:
1) "Why?" Why does your character say or do that? Why do they act the way they act? Is it reactionary to the world around them, or reactionary to something as happened long ago, while the world around them is ignored? Do not repeat the mistake of substituting "I have a backstory" for engaging personality.
2) "If the joke doesn't land, what else does it have?" The key to writing comedy. When you attempt a funny, ask yourself what someone will think if it falls flat. Will it still be a character moment? Perhaps dead on arrival, but easily ignored? Or will it commit the ultimate sin and work against the character, characterize them as less compelling? Example: if you remove every joke from Ghostbusters, you still have a compelling sci-fi supernatural movie.
3) "What makes this character themselves?" What turns of phrase do they use? How do they respond to certain situations? How do they respond to other characters? How do they move? What synonyms for "said" are employed with their dialog? Do they enunciate every syllable? If so, in what moods? This goes beyond personality and ties into the little ticks and tidbits that come from their personality, and tie into how they come off to both other characters and the audience.
4) "Can someone else understand this?" Self-awareness will take you far in life, as it will let you step outside yourself and see your work as someone else. You will become your own proof-reader. So make sure that whoever you are when you do, you can still follow along. Pick up the nearest novel and note the formatting. When do new paragraphs begin? How often is exposition or narration broken up by character interaction or inner speculation?
5) "What am I offering my audience?" The most important question of all, and one to which every storyteller will have a different answer.
"'So-crates': 'The only true wisdom consists in knowing, that you know nothing.'" ... "That's us, dude!" - Bill and Ted, respectively, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
"If I don't get a phone line lickety-split, I will start... squeezing you. And shall go on squeezing you until your man-juices run dry!" - Armando Gutierrez from "The Wrath of Gutierrez", Freakazoid
"For you, the day Bison graced your village... Was the most important day of your life... But for me? It was Tuesday." - General M. Bison, Raul Julia's Street Fighter
"Something wrong, Colonel? You come here prepared to fight a madman, and instead you found... a god?!" - General M. Bison, Raul Julia's Street Fighter
"Ozzy [Osbourne] couldn't carry a tune if you put a radio in a suitcase and gave it to him." - Ronnie James Dio
"Kaili! He is red; kill him!" - nameless cultist, Help!
"I don't do drugs, I am drugs." - Salvador Dali
"You know, the world would be a better place if parents just ate their children's vegetables for them." - Groucho Marx
"You don't have a great idea, you have an idea. Everyone else decides how great it is." - Walt Disney
"... But the first person who needs to be sold on that idea is yourself." - Unless I find someone who said it before me, dibs.
"I have done nothing but teleport bread for three days." - Soldier, Team Fortress 2