Author has written 2 stories for Manhwa/Korean Comics/만화, and Naruto.
Just another young, over privileged SWM (single white male) who thinks he's hot shit because he passed high school English.
Some things about me:
I got into fanfiction through Familiar of Zero, believe it or not, and slowly got into other fandoms the more I read. I'm still finding new ones to read through, actually.
Anyway, I enjoy gluttony, sloth, and lust. as well as a host of other non-sinful hobbies, such as reading fanfiction (I'm not sure if that isn't a sin), playing videogames, rock music, and programming. As well as many other things I'm not yet willing to share with the people of the interwebs.
I dislike the standard host of any good liberal dislikes: bigotry, religion in government, people who commit heinous and some not-so-heinous crimes, etc. Some not so common dislikes include terrible English when there isn't a valid excuse, people who speak condescendingly, math textbooks, overly-friendly dogs, overly-vicious cats, and how each new Call of Duty turns out to be the previous one with graphics improvements.
Anyway, I started writing fanfiction in my head when I saw my first Naruto/Sasuke yaoi fic and thought "I could do better than that". I actually wrote it down when I thought I had enough material to post. Since then, I've been writing pretty regularly, and the feedback's been mostly positive.
Pairings I like:
Pretty much anything I don't dislike. If it's well-written, I can even enjoy a romance between two character I despise.
Pairings I dislike:
Male/Male: I'm not a fan of yaoi. I can read it if it's not the focus and the rest of the story's fantastic, but it's just not my cup of tea. Even then, I wouldn't dislike it so much if certain people didn't insist any relationship between two male characters is either sexual tension or confused sexual feelings. Yeah, Naruto chasing after Sasuke even after all the homicide attempts is pretty suspect, but at the same time he's got that monster crush on Sakura. Voldemort and Harry try desperately to kill one another, not because they want to bump uglies, but because Voldemort's a monstrous psychopath that's following a prophecy to kill Harry and Harry's trying to stop him. Sora and Riku are best friends that share a rivalry and feelings for the same girl, and any yaoi undertones in the games I blame firmly on the developer's 'no kiss' policy. Cloud and Sepheroth... you get the point. The final thing I'll say is that homosexuality is in the minority and two male characters can have a platonic relationship.
Naruto/Sakura: I don't know, really. I'm not a fan of the flat-chested tsundere archetype, and all the girls who all but throw themselves at Naruto are rebuffed because he has a crush on a girl who has told him no for the past several years. Kind of... what's the word... dickish? I mean, he never even acknowledges that there's not a snowball's chance in hell of a relationship forming between the two without direct author intervention. She sees him as a brother, not as a romantic interest.
Naruto/Hinata: Overdone. Like, SO overdone. If it's not Naruto/Sasuke, it's probably either Naruto/Hinata or Naruto/Hinata/Harem. I actually like the shy archetype, but I probably won't enjoy the pairing until the Naruto fandom moves on to greener pastures. Too bad, Hinata's quite adorable. Though I feel less dirty about noticing it when it's her Shippuden form.
Harry/Hermione: Same reason as above, really.
Harry/Ginny: I don't know why, to be honest. I like redheads more than blondes or brunettes. I guess it's because the romance, in canon, was crappy. And almost every fic that features the pairing does it as "Harry time travels back to the past and marries Ginny again", which I find to be astonishingly creepy. She's 10 at the start of the series and, unless Harry changes literally NOTHING, she's going to grow up into a different person. It's either that, or Harry grow up different and falls for Ginny because... canon? No real reason is given, which I find fine for other fandoms. I just dislike it here, which I suppose makes me a hypocrite. I'm fine with that.
Naruto/CRA: It was innovative when it was first used, a realistic way of giving Naruto multiple women to juggle and try to form a connection with. But then the masses got ahold of it and made it into a way for their Gary Stu Naruto to have sex with multiple women without seeming to be a leecher. There are still good uses of it going on today, don't get me wrong, but I find it more interesting if the girls Naruto romances aren't comfortable with the idea of a harem, instead of enthusiastically asking for a threesome.
Tsukune/Moka: It's the canon couple, but there almost no support for their relationship in the actual series. Tsukune was hit by her bike and was dragged around campus by her, and... that's it. Everything else they shared was also shared by the other girls. I wouldn't mind the pairing if Tsukune wasn't so dead set on Moka as to ignore the others, who each have equally valid reason for him to consider dating them, but he turns them down at every turn. That doesn't exactly stop him from being smothered by Kurumu every day, though.
Keitaro/Naru: Ugh. I know this was the landmark series for the harem comedy, but I really dislike most of the girls. If Keitaro and Naru get together, which I believe they did, it'll be a terrible relationship. Keitaro's clueless and dense, while Naru's paranoid and jealous. Keitaro will do something, Naru will punch him, Keitaro will apologize for whatever it was he did, Naru will haughtily accept the apology, then they'll sleep in separate beds. I know Naru's a damaged character who fears intimacy, but there's no show of improvement over the course of the series other than her being able to admit her attraction to Keitaro. She'll lash out to keep him in line and with her, but refuse to get any closer unless Keitaro forces the issue. Which he won't. She needs a psychologist and Keitaro needs a backbone.
Keitaro/Motoko: Mostly the same reasons as above, but with a few caveats. Either the abuse isn't treated as serious, which I can understand, or Motoko's abuse is given a pass because it's motivated by fear, as opposed to Naru's motivation of... something not adequately explained. There's really no romantic difference between the two, other than Motoko being able to accept her feelings earlier than Naru.
My opinions on various plot devices:
Naruto gets beaten daily by the village: Overused. And kind of annoying. I mean, most of these types of stories feature a 6 year old Naruto running away from angry mobs. none of whom are stopped by passing shinobi and Sarutobi is either tacitly accepting them or totally oblivious. Neither of which I find appealing. Then again, a more subtle abuse story, social isolation, overpriced goods, that kind of thing, can be pretty appealing. Assuming, of course, it leads to a more suspicious and mentally scarred Naruto than we see in canon.
Sasuke is forgiven for all his crimes: I never really liked Sasuke in the first place and I feel that Naruto's continued obsession with his return to be yaoi bait, plain and simple. That said, there was no real reason for their kinda-sorta friendship, either. If Naruto remembered Konohamaru's acknowledgement, Sasuke would've remained a distant teammate and his betrayal would be more about someone choosing to leave Konoha, rather than a brother abandoning Naruto. Sasuke's done some pretty unforgivable things in his quest to avenge his family and Itachi, most of which made no sense at the time. The thing that pisses me off most about this kind of thing is how blasé the turnaround is: "oh, sasuke came back to konoha and explained what happened and everyone forgived him and then he helped kill madara with naruto".
Naruto discovers his hidden bloodline: On and off. While I HATE it if it turns out to be a doujutsu, most of whom give powers completely unrelated to the eye (Susanoo, Paths), I can actually like it if it's something else. A special element, absorbing chakra, poisonous chakra, speaking to the dead, as long as it isn't his only trick. And preferably if it comes with a set of weaknesses that a prepared enemy takes ruthless advantage of.
Bashing: I used to love it, actually. Now, however, I can't really take a story very seriously if it needs to twist someone's character to make a villain. Yeah, Sasuke's an asshole, a traitor, and extremely gullible. As far as I'm aware, though, he hasn't tried to kill anyone without extenuating circumstances (running away from home, Curse Mark, life or death fight). Does that excuse his behavior? Does that mean Naruto has to be obsessed with finding and 'saving' him? Does this allow him to remain a hero? Hell no! His actions are inexcusable, Naruto should be fucking pissed, and he could be an anti-villain at best. Maybe The Atoner if he gets his head out of his ass. The point is that, to me, bashing should be restricted to humor pieces.
GenderSwap!Protagonist: If you're changing the gender of the hero, it's usually to pair them up with a male character and not be yaoi. Are there good stories featuring a fem!Harry or a Naruko? Yes. But, honestly, I don't really see the point of doing so unless you simply can't write a character of the other gender. Then it's excusable, though it would be nice if you could also write some differences in how this female/male version acts and reacts to canon.
Soul bonds: For when you absolutely MUST show how much 'twu wuv' two characters have for each other while possessing none of the writing skill to make it happen. If it's some kind of 'resonance' their souls have or something, I can overlook it, but not if it's a symbiotic joining of two souls. I can think of a number of ways that can go wrong, including but not limited to one partner overpowering the other's soul, a gradual blending of personalities until they're the same person, and irritation from being in constant contact with the same person for life.
High school fics: No. Just... why would this be classified as fanfiction instead of original fiction using characters eerily similar to another franchise? The only reason you'd want to do something like this is either to parody it, cross it with another fandom that takes place in a high school setting, or so you can have a more 'relatable' story. Usually featuring hot, sweaty man-love.
Portmanteau titling: Unless the resulting blurb actually makes sense, it's awful. And even if it makes sense, it's better to have an actually meaningful title instead. Something that relates to the story rather than the crossed fandoms. If you really can't make anything better, it's understandable (I spent about half an hour coming up with my mediocre titles), but make it catchy, at least.
Crappy English: Not actually a plot device, but I don't want to make an entirely separate section for this. I don't have much to say about his except one thing: if you're going to write something to be scrutinized by the entire world, learn about the mystic device called 'Spell Check' and the obscure art of 'proofreading'. While it might sound crazy, good grammar and spelling mean a lot to a story's appeal. Yeah, there are some fics I've liked that read poorly, but that was in spite of the English, not because of it.
My favorite stories are those that feature an intelligent protagonist. Actually, cunning is probably what I like most, the ability to think on your feet and apply mundane logic to every situation. But, when people say cunning, they mean stupid with a Deus ex Machina ability to get through situations, like Naruto does. Or any shounen protagonist, really.
Right now I'm on a 'videogame life' kick, so any stories I write or add to will be along those lines. I would add a non-videogame fic if I could write third person.
You read all of this? You were either really bored or I'm an amazingly captivating orator.