Poll: So... if you look at the bottom of my profile, you'll notice that I have two story ideas that I'm thinking about. Which one do you guys think I should do? 11/22/13: For anyone who's looked at this poll, my new story 'Another Way' IS the idea where Naruto goes to the Second Great Shinobi War. Vote Now!
Author has written 3 stories for Naruto.
Date of Birth: Late January, 1996
Residence and Place of Birth: Midwestern United States
Occupation: I'm a high school student. At the moment I'm applying to colleges. It sucks the life out of me, and quite possibly my minuscule amounts of creativity as well.
I suppose that I should mention the existence of a second account which I use to post plot-bunnies and alternate versions to chapters of my 'main stories'. The username is Rikkudo. I have a dimension-hopping idea on there.
To all readers, I must apologize. I am in fact working on my next chapter of Hands of Time, but my standards for writing have greatly increased. I'll only ever put in my best effort into this story, but that takes time since my inspiration comes and goes.
Who are we kidding? I suck at updating on time. Now school is trying its best to kill me, and I won't let it. Unfortunately, these various battles leave precious little time for any actual writing.
Feel free to be as critical as possible. I am fully aware that there's always room for improvement, so I'd really appreciate it if you tell me what you think I'm doing wrong, whether it's with fight-scenes or with character development or even imagery. Anything helps. You don't like my plot? Tell me why. You don't like my characters? I invite you to talk to me about them. The point is that I'll willingly accept criticism in a civil manner because it inherently helps me improve. Some of it anyway.
And flamers? Bring it. If you can successfully point out every single thing that's wrong with my later chapters, those things will be fixed the very next day because I'll be that pissed off at you. I do it to spite you, but also to improve myself. In all honesty, you guys are like free betas. Unnecessarily harsh betas, but you get the point.
Also, let me take a moment to define flaming. It is not just: you're garammar scks, dropping ths stry.
That would just be a poorly-worded insult which only serves to make the flamer look like a complete moron. One, use proper grammar if you ever want anyone to take you seriously. This applies everywhere in life unless you want to vandalize a building with graffiti. The occasional typo will be forgiven, but seriously; if you want to flame me, give it all you've got.
Two, the best insults are both true and specific. So another thing wrong with my example flame is that it was far too vague. "Grammar" could mean anything from punctuation to misspelled diction. If you want an insult to hit home, point out exactly where I mess up. Then I'll be forced to listen to what you have to say because you'll be right. See? I'm not unreasonable. I'll listen if what you have to say is worth listening to.
Now with the complaints that accompany flames all too often, these are usually about the plot. To be frank, no matter what these comments say, they are mostly ignored unless the complaints are stated politely and intelligently . . . or if they actually have a point. When that happens, I usually strike up a conversation with my reviewer to understand their point-of-view and try to coax out of them the ways they think my story could improve.
I mean, if the flamer isn't willing to specify what I've done wrong, then what was the point of them complaining in the first place? To express their general disdain, perhaps, but I find that I bit disappointing. This is a website where writers of varying skill congregate, hopefully with the full intentions of becoming better than when they started out. Reviewers out there, if you don't like something that someone writes, please offer that writer constructive criticism. Who knows, they might end up agreeing with you and fixing whatever you had to complain about simply because you took the time to offer up your opinion and/or advice. It's always a possibility.
Anyway, I myself am still new to writing, so I'm very receptive to criticism. Don't let my rant about flamers scare you off. If you feel that I could improve in something, please tell me! It is my hope that I continue to grow as a writer, and the process goes a whole lot faster with feedback.
Be polite. There's no reason not to. Just because this is the Internet doesn't suddenly mean that you can treat people like dirt. It's sick and wrong whenever people think they can say whatever the hell they want under the mask of anonymity. Sure, there might not be any consequences as of yet, but think about the kind of person you are. How do you speak to others in your personal life?
Hopefully, the answer is that you speak to others with some amount of respect. Now why wouldn't you treat people online with some amount of respect? They're still people, no matter their views or weird-ass pen-names or apparent lack of writing skill.
It speaks poorly of you when you are impolite, not to mention that you slowly forge yourself into an overall rude person. What would the point of that be?
I'm not saying you can't be critical, not at all. I welcome criticism because it paves the way for improvement. All I'm saying is that things can always be said politely.
So please, make an effort.
While I'm not opposed to yaoi (I still will not read it), you won't be finding any in my stories. Ever. I'm not one to discriminate, but I won't touch the stuff. Everyone else, you're free to do whatever. I really don't care, and I won't try to force my ideals on you. I expect you to extend me the same courtesy.
You also won't catch me bashing in my stories. It RUINS THE PLOT if the characters never change or grow in any way, and my story's plot is pretty important to me. So again, no bashing.
On Bashing in general:
I just think that its stupid and slightly disturbing that anyone would waste their time spending hours writing a story about a cartoon character that they hate . . . Not only that, but these authors try to make their stories 'realistic' too. Here's the thing: it's not going to work if you never let the character change.
Fine, I get wanting to make a character hatable, but have you ever heard of character flaws? You know, little quirks about a person that can be incredibly annoying or just downright offensive? The story will make most people cringe if a character acts like a prejudiced toddler for no apparent reason.
Prime example: Sakura.
I get it, she's evil because she rejects Naruto's advances and keeps on hitting him. Right?
In case you haven't noticed, Kishimoto made most of those scenes for a comical effect. Wouldn't you also reject the advances of a snotty twelve-year-old who constantly asked you out and couldn't take a hint if he was literally bashed over the head with it? I mean, come on. Give Sakura some credit here. Sure, she went a little overboard at times, but she wasn't completely unjustified in her actions.
And the thing is, if you bash, all it really shows is that you don't have the ability to convince your audience that a character isn't worth liking. If you don't like Sasuke, don't show it by bashing him. Instead, use his actions, his mannerisms, his dialogue. He's plenty rude on his own and enough of a bastard as it is, so no need to take away the majority of his intelligence and what little maturity he possesses for the purposes of your story. Odds are that if you portray him correctly, the audience will hate him too.
Hell, you could do this for anyone.
Jiraiya didn't show up in Naruto's life until he was a genin, even though he was the godfather. I happen to agree with his reasoning that he couldn't take a child alongside himself, but you don't necessarily have to. There are a million unexplained elements in the Narutoverse that you could use to bolster your argument. Tsunade became a rather disappointing person right after Dan died. Again, I agree with her excuses, but you don't have to. Kakashi played favorites a bit by training Sasuke, but then again, Sasuke was going to face a known jinchuuriki. He needed all the help he could get. But yet again, you don't have to agree with me.
Just don't bash. Stick within the bounds of your character.
My 16 Points on the Banishment Arc:
God, these stories make me squirm. The first one I read, no logic whatsoever. For some reason, all of the rest followed exactly the same pattern.
1) Naruto actually manages to get Sasuke back in the Sasuke retrieval arc. Somehow.
2) Some non-existent civilian council decides to banish Naruto for his success??? Like I said, no logic. This is how bashing messes up a plot.
3) Tsunade does one of two things. Either she sits on her ass and lets the council do as they please concerning Naruto, or for some reason she hates him and wants to get rid of him . . . Alright. Yeah, yeah. Alternate Universe blah blah. If she has a reason to hate Naruto, who happens to be the only reason that she became the Godaime, it had better be pretty damn good. And if it's an Alternate Universe, then the author needs to explain how it differs from the Narutoverse. This should go without saying, but you'd be surprised.
4) Soon after Naruto's banishment is announced to the village, most of the retrieval team and their respective clans are in an uproar. They fight for him, but are blatantly ignored by the higher-ups. This part actually makes sense to me. This is a ninja-village. That means military-style rule, where orders and decrees are absolute unless revoked.
5) Just as Naruto is about to leave Konoha for good, Hinata Hyuuga finally works up the courage to talk to him without fainting and explains that she wants to join him. This is usually for two reasons. Well, that I've seen anyway.
1) Hinata's father found out that the elders wanted to put the caged-bird seal on Hinata, so he ordered her to secretly leave with Naruto to wherever he was going.
2) Hinata's entire family hates her . . . Everyone. She is in danger of getting the Caged-Bird Seal and the love of her life is leaving forever. So naturally, she decides to join him.
6) No one has heard from Hinata or Naruto in years. The rest of the world heard of what the council decided in Naruto's banishment and effectively cut off trade from the Hidden Leaf.
These lands that participate in the embargo are usually Wave, Sand, Snow, the Crescent Islands, and a few others of the author's discretion. Well . . . any that the author has actually bothered to scrounge through Wikipedia to find anyway.
The point is that no matter how devastating the consequences, the civilian council never seems to change their opinion regarding Naruto.
Again, this is how bashing destroys a plot.
7) The Leaf is in a bad position concerning their standing with the other hidden villages, and they've heard whispers of a rising power in the unexplored west (unexplored in the Narutoverse) called the Empire of the West.
Normally, this wouldn't have been such a big deal, except for the fact that no one's united the west in over a thousand years. So whatever warlord who did it has got to be rich and powerful and at least an able tactician, right?
So, the Leaf sends a bunch of delegates to the Empire to negotiate a treaty. Usually, it's a bunch of characters from the Konoha Twelve, a couple of the sensei, and possibly Jiraiya, Tsunade, or Danzo, all of whom are twisted beyond recognition with all of the bashing (except maybe Danzo).
8) The delegation is shocked to find that the Emperor of the Western Empire, an empire that somehow dwarfs the Elemental Nations, is Naruto! Usually, the meeting is punctuated by a confrontation of sorts in which a stupidly overpowered Naruto beats down whatever character the author feels like hating on.
For some reason, it always seems to be Sasuke or Kiba who just attack Naruto without provocation, despite the fact that the Hidden Leaf needs the alliance and attacking the emperor is the last way to get it.
But besides that, duh duh du-u-u-uh! Naruto has the Rinnegan! How? The explanations I've seen have varied from 'the Uzumaki's are the TRUE descendants of the Sage of Six Paths' to 'Naruto shoved a Sharingan eye into his conveniently empty eye-socket and it reacted with Uzumaki DNA to morph into the Rinnegan'.
For some reason, the authors never seem to focus on the origins or the significance of the Rinnegan, just the power. Personally, I think that it's a mistake to do so because the origins are actually quite interesting. I don't know, at least attach a mandate-of-heaven to the eyes or something. Make them more than just badass eyes.
AND, Naruto has the Kyuubi on his side. This tends to be a minor detail because these authors don't seem to know how to write a character as complicated as the Kyuubi. They also have to tendency to make the Kyuubi female . . . O_o
Now I know that there are plenty of fantastic stories that do that, but . . . have you guys ever heard that voice? All baritone and demonic? Fanfiction my ass, just keep him male.
9) MOST importantly, Hinata is revealed to be Naruto's wife and Empress of the Western Empire. Surprising, right? Seriously, they could at least try to make it less obvious.
10) The delegation leaves for Konoha incredibly shaken and discouraged, but some happen to be glad to see Naruto alive. These normal people include Rock Lee, Gai, the Ino-Shika-Cho trio and parents, Tenten, and a few others. For some reason, these authors seem to hate Kakashi, despite his very valid reasons for being a messed-up person. I get that bashing Kakashi feels very satisfying (as I am somewhat guilty of it myself, mainly due to Chunin Exam Day by Perfect Lionheart), but these authors take it way too far.
11) Life gets bad in Konoha for the normal people. Due to high risks of war, that blasted civilian council has ordered Sasuke Uchiha to take multiple wives and sire as many children as possible . . . For some reason, Sakura is okay with this.
Really? Even her fangirl version was better than this, as she didn't want to share her Sasuke-kun with anyone else.
Obviously, Ino and Tenten don't take it very well when they are ordered to become a part of the Uchiha harem.
12) Then, whoever the author has a soft-spot for (think Teuchi, Ayame, Iruka, Konohamaru and family, and the afore-mentioned Ino-Shika-Cho trio, possibly the Hyuuga), all pack up and leave the village at Naruto's offer for sanctuary from the Hidden Leaf.
13) Konoha is in shambles after several of its most prominent clans leave.
This is one of the few good things portrayed in the Banishment stories. Hidden Villages do indeed fall apart when half their military power abandons them. Take a moment to think about this. We are in a perpetually hostile world, and we all live in the same village with only each other to depend on. Do you really think that the perpetually hostile world won't jump at the chance if half of us just abandoned the rest?
14) Usually filled in with some fluff of Naruto and Hinata. Possibly a kid or two. This is the author's attempt at mushy goodness, though half the time it comes out horribly wrong.
15) Naruto starts to manipulate Konoha into the worst political and economic situations possible with the help of the other villages, all of whom would love to see Konoha fall and who also don't want to piss off an overpowered Naruto.
16) Naruto gets bored and destroys Konoha in a spectacular fashion. Don't worry. This part's usually fun. I mean, come on. If you read a story like this all the way to completion, there's no way that you're not as sadistic as I am. That, or you're just really dedicated to reading.
Well, that's about it. What you should take away from this: I really hate bashing. Also, not all Banishment stories fall into all the traps that I've outlined above. I have favorited the few stories I've found that don't. Feel free to hunt through my list of favorites to see if you can find them.
On Banishment in general:
Okay, this has been bothering me for a while now. I've seen waaaay too many stories where Naruto gets banished for some stupid plot-point. There are several reasons this plot device ticks me off.
1) Naruto is a Jinchūriki. He is literally considered to be a living, breathing weapon of mass destruction by the higher-ups in the Hidden Leaf. Why the hell would they disarm themselves? They wouldn't. Not just because doing so would considerably put themselves at a disadvantage with the other Hidden Villages, but because the Tailed-Beasts were distributed among the other villages by Hashirama to maintain the peace.
A very fragile peace.
Now, what happens to said peace when Konoha up and banishes their own Tailed-Beast? That's right. The Fourth Great Ninja War. Only this time, it isn't to stop Obito. It's started by every other village to annihilate the Hidden Leaf who no longer have the advantage of a jinchūriki while the other Hidden Villages have no hesitation in using theirs.
See the problem?
2) If there has to be a banishment, at least do a bit of work on the reason. Don't just be lazy and blurt out something like "Naruto hurt Sasuke!"
These are shinobi that are running the Leaf. Believe it or not, they do have functioning brains. They can actually look at a situation, like Naruto's fight with Sasuke at the Valley of the End, and deduce who is in the right.
In other words, which one of them is loyal.
So with this point, basically, the rest of the characters aren't idiots. Ninja aren't in the habit of getting rid of valued assets. Unless they (the council) have a legitimate ulterior motive to want him gone, then there shouldn't be a banishment.
On Naruto-Reads-Naruto Type Stories
Well actually, I'm quite taken with this kind of story provided the author executes it properly.
The main plot involves several Naruto characters (not necessarily Naruto himself) being plucked out of time to watch or read about the struggles of our favorite hero. Who the characters are varies from story to story, but it seems that Team Minato, Jiraya, Tsunade, and Kushina usually end up being those primary characters.
Anyway, these seven people are all plucked out of time (the author can spout whatever crap about how the person who pulls it off is fate's ambassador, it honestly doesn't matter who he/she is to the story) and then they are shown a version of the Naruto saga.
While that might sound a bit boring, the reactions of the group as a whole are priceless. The better versions of this kind of story include Reading the Future: Naruto's True Nindo by xxHinaAngelxx (which I have been led to believe was the first of this type of story) and Naruto: Genesis of the Nindo by Bloody-Mad.
In my opinion, if you ever find one of these stories that's decently sized—because these kinds tend to go over every little detail of Naruto's development and the group's reactions to Naruto's development—give it a shot!
On Neglected-Naruto Stories:
First of all, there are several types of this story. In fact, I'm pretty sure that I don't even know them all, but I'll do my best to explain anyway.
1) Naruto is neglected by his parents in favor his sister.
I've seen this so much it's actually becoming cliché. In these particular stories, Naruto's family is alive (meaning Kushina and Minato, obviously). Now the clincher is that either Naruto has a twin sister or a younger sister. Normally this would be a perfect set-up for a decent AU . . . if these authors had the slightest idea on how to realistically develop their characters. Am I being rude about this? Yes I am. But the point of me writing this is to warn all of you readers what you'll be getting into with these kinds of stories.
Basically, in these stories Kushina and Minato have the parenting expertise of a toddler and show blatant favoritism (which is a big no-no) with their other child over Naruto. That, and they have the biggest case of denial known to man. Anyway, while the author might do a half-way decent job in characterizing Naruto's subsequent depression at being ignored, they make Minato and Kushina act like complete idiots.
Not exactly my thing. If I'm reading angst, it needs to at least make sense. That's when it tears at your heart, when you have reached such a state that you can empathize with the character for the only reason that they're so human. I have some of these stories (meaning angst that's been properly done) in my favorites as well, including some particularly good ones from Avatar: The Last Airbender. For example, Gladiator by Seyary-Minamoto. Oh my god, this story keeps me up at night like no other. The character development is phenomenal. If you like ATLA at all, you need to give this story a shot.
But anyway, the first of this kind of story was actually decent; I recommend it to anyone who's looking for a good angst story. It's called God of Illusion, Host of the Devil's Arm by Thanathos. This first story is quite literally the best of its kind.
2) The standard village-hates-Naruto story.
Meh. This one should be obvious.
3) Naruto is hidden from his family in Whirlpool by Konoha in an attempt to keep their Jinchuuriki. So basically Prince-of-Whirlpool stories.
Nothing's wrong with these stories per say, but the bashing is an inherent part of them since the trend has been set by the creator of this genre Lord Rahl Master of D'Hara in his story Naruto: Heir of Whirlpool. Thus, they have earned a place up here. And since Mr. Rahl hasn't completed the original work, I don't have a story to dissect. But still, it was enjoyable for me to read. I recommend it to anyone who hasn't taken a look at it already.
4) Any story in which Naruto is denied anything because of his identity as the Jinchuuriki.
This one is so cliché that I don't even want to start.
These are stories where the author creates character either entirely or partially based on themselves and inserts it into the Narutoverse. The plot-devices used for this genre include inter-dimensional tears, reincarnation, and a whole lot of other things that I can't think of off the top of my head. These stories seem to follow a specific pattern.
1) And . . . who are you? There is a little introductory phase which describes the life of the main character in our universe.This can take place either in real time or in memory, but it always seems to exist for the purpose of introducing the character.
2) Arrival. The second step is when the Self-Insert travels to the Narutoverse. They can find a way between worlds, die and be reincarnated, or even take over a canon character's body. This step isn't always there since some authors don't bother to explain, but it's certainly common.
3) Realization. This is the stage where they figure out that the world they're in . . . isn't the one they knew. O_O It can be pretty badass if the author does it properly.
4) Living life. The stories all deviate from here.
So some of the good Self-Insert authors I've come across include: Darkpetal16, Silver Queen, Nanosilver, ElectraSev5n, and XER9AF. They aren't the only good ones by any means, but they are among the best.
Okay, I understand people having personal preferences on which fictional characters they want to see together. However, in my opinion, if a story is written well enough it doesn't matter what the pairing is so long as the romance itself is original and inspiring. Honestly, I don't care what the pairing is (barring any and all incest and pedophiliac relationships). As long as the romance is catching, I'll read the story.
What I don't like to see in pairings:
With NaruXHina, please don't just stereotype it into a oppressed-girl-meets-shunned-boy kind of deal. Seriously, this is fanfiction.net people! Be imaginative instead of continuously following Kishimoto's example! Hinata is more than just an oppressed girl with a crush!
With NaruXSaku, yes, Sakura was a bit of a banshee when she was younger. However, this does not justify bashing her character because in the Shippuden Arc she grows to genuinely respect and care for Naruto. My point being that there is potential in this pairing as well. In fact, the NaruXSaku pairings are vastly more diverse than most other pairings. You can make angsty-as-hell stories, stories so filled with fluff that you half expect rainbow-pooping unicorns to come waltzing in, opposites-attract stories. Seriously, with the complex characters already established within Naruto and Sakura, any manner of romance is possible.
I have quite a few of this pairing, and any other pairing that I believed to be well-portrayed, all tucked away in my favorites. Feel free to hunt for them if you're feeling romantic or if you're just plain bored.
And is it just me, or do women have an unfair advantage over men in writing romance? Seriously, it's like they're born with that innate talent. For example, I'll point you to some of my favorite female authors (who happen to be friends of mine as well). TayMor, FruitySmell, and enchanted-nova. They make me so jealous with their abilities to write a decent romance.
Anyway, with any others pairings . . . Seriously, as long as the English is legible and the plot actually exists, I'll give the story a shot.
On "Show, don't tell":
This is actually one of the things that I struggle with as a writer: description. It's something that every great writer has essentially mastered, and due to mastering it, they have forged themselves a silver tongue. Figuratively speaking. "Show, don't tell" basically means that writers use descriptive imagery to their advantage instead of bluntly stating the action or simply naming an object. For example, let's look at describing someone who's feeling freaking cold.
When I started out writing, I would have said something like:
The man was so cold that his fingers started to turn blue.
There's nothing wrong with this, but it has no flare. All I really did was tell you that there was a man and that he cold. This sentence isn't engaging at all. Meh. Now with what little experience I've gained, I would say:
The man's breath clouded the frigid air as he hunched before a dying fire, trying his best to coax the flames back to life. He shivered violently as his body desperately fought off the onslaught of the icy wind, his threadbare robes offering little protection.
Isn't there an obvious difference? Notice how in the second one, I didn't even say that it was cold, I showed you that it was. For any new writers who happen to take a look at this, I sincerely hope that you put some more thought into this. It is essential to your development. Feel free to PM me if you want a sounding board on how to at least try to use descriptive imagery.
Stories that I beta for which you should definitely check out:
You can't stop the flow of time. Its wheel only whirls in one direction. It is impossible for a mere human to change that path. But sometimes the impossible must be done… Naruto time travel fanfiction.
Naruto is one of the most talented shinobi to have ever graced the ninja world in the past five hundred years. Sadly, he uses his brilliance to get out of work rather than do it himself. Too bad having a fox in your gut complicates things... AU. Mysteries abound. "Suspension of Disbelief" required because of absurdity. I own nothing.
Time-Travel fic. She appeared out of nowhere, protected by the chakra of a fallen Uzumaki. Uzumaki Mito named her Takara as she was once treasured by an Uzumaki. Takara, who would become her dearest friend. Takara, who claims to remember nothing. Takara, who will change the shinobi world for the Uzumaki who treasured her. Takara with her pink hair and green eyes.
Fourteen years ago the world lost it's will to live and natural disasters tore up the land, but there may be a way to save the world from becoming a barren wasteland. Naruto Uzumaki is a young man living in a small settlement only to find out that he may very well be apart of the world's fatal fall. Together with his friends they band together to find out why their world is dying.
The fabric of time and space is more delicate than one would imagine. Especially when seals are practically made to tear a hole in their workings. The traveler in question isn't exactly whopping for joy to be in the past. And five-year old Jiraiya certainly hadn't expected to stumble upon the enigma known as Uzumaki Naruto. Timetravel.
Fifteen years ago, Naruto made an unsightly promise to Priestess Shion. The result of that promise came back to haunt him the day of his children's graduation from the academy, and stirs up trouble with his dream of becoming a shinobi. Meanwhile, dark forces from the past are stretching out over the ninja world once again. Could Naruto's priest-born son unconsciously be the cause?
Sequel to Hashirama, World's Worst Matchmaker. After his disastrous matchup regarding Toka and Izuna, Hashirama still isn't satisfied. So when the Uzumaki's requested a marriage alliance between the two villages, he gladly offered his brother up, of course, we all know, Tobirama isn't happy about it and Toka and Izuna are up for revenge. (Microfic & Crackfic) READ AND REVIEW XD
Mulan wasn't supposed to be discovered as a woman in the Imperial Army. Her life wasn't supposed to be spared and she wasn't supposed to go home dishonored. Shan Yu wasn't supposed to survive the avalanche and he wasn't supposed to take over China. Clearly, fate had other plans for the two...and it all revolved around revenge, obsession, a girl and a mountain. LEMONS ON BLOG.
Yes, I beta for these people. However, I am not accepting any more requests. Nada. None. I'll review and point out a few things should you ask, but I'm not willing to be a beta for any more stories at the moment. Why? It's simple. I don't dedicate enough time to my own stories as it is. My readers can attest to this. You guys are probably screaming at me to update or something.
So forgive me if you ask me to be your beta and I end up refusing. It's not any fault of yours, it's my own utter lack of time-management skills. For example, as I write this, it's two in the morning and I should be in bed.
Stories that I may or may-not write:
1. When Jiraiya is brutally slaughtered by his former student, Nagato, his soul doesn't follow the usual path. He knew that he was destined to train the Child of Prophecy, but he never expected to become the phantom-sensei to the Rikudō Sennin himself! Can the ghost of a Super-Pervert transform a scrawny teenage boy into a warrior without equal? Time-travel.
So . . . obviously time-travel. This just popped into my head one day when I was writing chapter 5 of The Clan Wars. If you like the idea, feel free to take it up. I just ask that you let me know so that I'll be able to read your story.
2. The war had ended, but so had the world... Just as Naruto was about to give in to his crushing despair, a certain giant fox intervened. What happens when a being of pure chakra decides to use it all? Let's just say that too much chakra isn't all that healthy for the fabric of time and space. Now, Naruto has to navigate the chaos of the Second Shinobi World War, all while he tries to wake Kurama from his slumber.
So again, time-travel . . . Have I mentioned that I'm a fan? Anyway, I chose this because I haven't seen a single 2nd World War time-travel story before (let me know if you find one?). Again, feel free to take this idea up if you like it, just notify me beforehand.
Even though I've already started this particular story due to the overwhelming demand, anyone else is free to use the idea. But know that I'm not going to stop writing it just because someone else started. I've got my own vision for where I want this to go.
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