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Author has written 9 stories for Fullmetal Alchemist, and Naruto.
Oh hey, I'm really sorry about this unannounced hiatus, guys... (Well, semi-announced...)
I'm going on a mysterious training journey called 'high school' and also Haikyuu!!. But don't worry! I'll come back!
As soon as I have re-ignited my inspiration - 'cause you guys should know by now that I'm not going to give you a chapter I didn't put my heart and soul into.
In the mean time, you can find my collaborated Haikyuu!! fic, 'Crumbling Foundations', under the pen name 'Embrace-the-Mustard'. I'm working on that currently, so if you ever feel like a taste of my style again, that's there for you.
Until my search concludes! I'll see you next time!
I'm working on the new update now, if anyone's still after it! I've refreshed myself on the story and the FMA manga, and I'm writing the new chapter right now. I hope you guys are still up for it!
((Super-duper sorry about the wait, gosh!!))
- - Zakuro, 14th August
(THESUPERNOVA IS AMAZING AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE PIE) She wrote that...but I do love pie.
"OH, GREAT AND POWERFUL GODS OF FANFICTION, WHAT DO YOU REQUIRE A LOWLY TOASTER-FOR-BRAINS LIKE ME TO PUT IN THIS SPACE?!" Zakuro howled off the edge of the cliff and into the heavens.
A bolt of mystical lightning zapped down from the thunderous sky, violins and drums slamming in the background and the lighting of the scene dimming in a dramatic effect as the answer was revealed to her.
All of a sudden, the special effects faded and the sprite touched a hand to it's chin in deep comprehension. "Oh. I see."
It turned to you, grinning maniacally. "Utter nonsense."
(And a lot of talking about me because apparently that's a thing I like to do.)
The whole SOPA affair:
If FFN ever does vanish, you can find me on Wattpad under 'TheFullmetalAlfred'. I will email you the rest of my stories from there, if needs be. I'm also on deviantART as 'DammitHughes'. And my 'Archive of Our Own' name is 'Captain_Hughes_ZU'! My tumblr is 'unflying_potatoes'. Also, on 8tracks as 'leg-haiba'.
(The rabbit engineered toaster made me do it.)
Change one letter in the name of a main D. Gray-Man character for my first name, then scramble up the letters of my hometown for my second.
I don't mind being called Zakuro or just Zakkie.
My name is Zakuro U, and I'm 15 years old! This is my first day of high school, I hope I can fit in!
//runs around corner w/ toast in mouth and smacks into bishi
I was born in Northern Ireland, but I live in Australia. I have a weird accent because of that, so I sound kind of American.
Dreams or ambitions:
A Little About Me (via internet quizzes):
I am an ENTP type on the MBTI, and Enneagram Type 3w4 (then 7, then 8). My soul type is 'King'.
Strengths: Upbeat and energetic, hard to embarrass, challenges authority.
Weaknesses: Not in touch with emotions, can be uncooperative, slightly arrogant.
And yeah... I just find this junk interesting! XD
Shounen Ai, Yaoi, HomoHomo or Whatever else you may call it:
Not really much of a fan, but I'm not against either of them. I'm not a fan of many Fullmetal Alchemist Yaoi pairings, especially not RoyXEdward or RoyXHughes. (Parental or friend fluff is okay though. Hell, I live off that stuff.) There are some in other fandoms that I enjoy though!
Since this is also relevant, I believe in equality and freedom. If homosexual people wish to be homosexual, they should do so. People deserve the freedom to do and be who they please - the more restrictions we put on the masses, the closer we get to living in the dystopian fiction story where the government controls our every breath. Which means if you support Edvy or HughesRoy, DON'T LET ME DISCOURAGE YOU! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME! KEEP FIGHTING FOR YOUR SHIPS, GUYS! I LOVE YOU ALL!
FREEDOM OF THE PEOPLE!
(I went on a freedom tangent under a completely unrelated subject...)
Love 'em. One of my favourite things EVER. My persuasive thingy; if you have a friend who's an aspiring author, and they ask you to read their story, you don't just read it and then walk away without saying anything, do you? No, you say, "That's awesome!" or "This could have been better" or "Here's how to improve" or "I liked this part".
So, people, think of me as your aspiring author friend who strives only to know what you think of my writing! ...Okay, I strive for other stuff as well, but this is one of them.
On the Subject of Shipping:
I'm not much into romance, but I have a few ships. Basically, if it's a BrOPT or Parental!, I'll be all over it. As well as that, I'll ship some stuff both platonically and romantically, like Royai. Or anything in sports anime ever.
Genres I read/write often:
Humour, hurt/comfort, action, adventure. Parental!EdRo--I mean Parental!RoyEd, sorry. B)
I also have a habit of making whatever I say or write sound like an insult. I hope you don't take offense from anything I post. Hope you have fun reading my stories. And to anyone who got a guest review under the name Z. U, that was me before I got a profile.
I'M GOING TO AVCON TODAY! (The day that I updated my profile on about six months ago. Since then, I've been to both Oz Comic Con and Supanova). AND I'M GOING TO AVCON TOMORROW! (Another six months after that.) AND I'M GOING TO SUPANOVA NEXT WEEK! (November that year.)
Also, how can one person be so good at science and so bad at cooking...?
Mah buddies! (My friends on Fanfiction.Net who I know in real life!)
Toph Hitsugaya, Hamburger-san, loonyluna901, Russia Psycho, TheSupernova, Matthew kirkland, Spidey19, Cassy007 and that-crafty-otaku. SHOUT OUT TO YOU BROS! :D
Don't really know 'em but they're awesome! (Dudes whose work you should check out!)
Do a Barrel Roll, The Kazekage of the Suna, MoffandAvencore, Sevlow, Strix 4, Victorious-Mind, LordTicky, D1g1m0ncrazy and Allypallycally1. These guys have some awesome fics!
I will now proceed to recommend my favourite FMA fanfics. Now, this is just my opinion but... I graded them on this;
Skill - Grammar and layout and flow and all that nice stuff.
Don't be sad if you think it deserved more stars - if you do, PM me and I'll grade it up one. The authors included. Just remember I love ALL these stories SO MUCH, so even if it didn't get five stars in a specific area, it's still PERFECT!
DAILIES BY ARKTOS
This. Is my hands-down favourite multi-chapter short story fic OF ALL TIME. I could rave about this for MILES, but I'll cut it short. Each story is amazingly written, brilliantly in character and with a fantastic idea behind it. I think I've scared the author a few times with my reviews, but it was worth it if I could get through to them HOW AWESOME THEIR STORY IS!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! This is my favourite and everyone who has ever heard me talk about it will know that. My sister needed to throw a book at me to make me shut up.
Length: Long, but not if you count by chapters.
CRASH BY SEVLOW
My favourite story...ON ALL OF THIS SITE. THAT'S RIGHT. THE WHOLE DARNED THING. I READ IT BEFORE I HAD A PROFILE AND IT TOOK ME A FULL YEAR TO TRACK IT DOWN AGAIN. BUT I DID NOT GIVE UP. THAT'S HOW MUCH I LOVE IT.
Length: Mid-size AND EVERY WORD IS PERFECT.
By Chance or Changing Course by Arktos - A brilliant Parental!RoyEd. I'll assume it has been discontinued, but what's there is DEFINITELY worth reading. Basically, a train explodes, the two of them are lost in the cold north and Edward has been temporarily blinded. EPIC TALE ENSUES
Length: Pretty long.
444 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do in Amestris by Do a Barell Roll -This one is for everyone who wants humour. One of my favourite funny stories on this site, it lists funny scenarios and parodies for FMA characters to get stuck in... In short, an explosion of pop culture. That one's a must read if there ever was one.
Length: Eh, long.
Privileges by MoffandAvencore - This is another selection of short stories based on the Elric brothers. To be honest, I'm jealous I didn't think of this myself! It's a really great idea, really cute and super awesome. It mostly covers little bits and pieces the series missed originally, and each of them are really great! I loved reading this SOOOOOOOO much.
Length: Not too long.
100 Faces of Roy Mustang by Firefly264 - A collection of short-short stories about our beloved idiot genius jerkass pyro Colonel. I like this story a lot because I like Roy a lot, and it really does his character justice. There is one chapter in there I really love because the symbolism is beautiful. (I almost cried like Armstrong.) Go read that if you're looking for something short (feels, humour or otherwise).
Length: Mid-size, short if you read each chapter individually.
Outsmarted, Outgunned, Outwitted and Dwarfed by Doppler Effect
A short and humourous retelling of Roy's men meeting Edward and Alphonse. It is hilarious, bloody well written and could easily be canon because of how in character everyone is. Definitely a favourite of mine, please take a look. It's worth your time. Short and witty and Roy gets absolutely PWNED by Ed. What more could you want? XD
Not Yet by Firefly264 - Angsty Roy and Ed to save the day. MANY LOVE AND SUCH DO WANT. Shortish.
If you want Hetalia;
Folie a Plusiers by CaCoPhAnY Of ScReAmS - A mental hospital EPIC! So in character and such a great plot! DO WANT!
My Precious Child by Toph Hitsugaya - Yes, this is my friend, but I'm not being biased! This is genuinely an adorable story in an AU where Lithuania adopts a toddler Poland. It's so cute and fluffy and GAH! FLUFF! Go check it out for me!
Signed: From Your Not So Loyal Author by Kazekage of the Suna - In a nutshell, it is Gaara's diary. It's very well written and freaking HILARIOUS. I swear, no joke is out of bounds in this story, and the Sand Sib's interactions are so funny. (If you like it, also read 'Signed From: The Sand Siblings'.)
And if you're looking for more good fics, there are more EPIC TALES OF AWESOMENESS under my favourited stories. Remember, these are just my opinions, so... The stories might end up being even better than you expected from these reviews! They're all so AWESOOOOOOOME!!!!
Stuff I like to do that has something to do with anime/manga:
MY FAVOURITE ANIME/MANGA EVER IS FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST. I love many series, but none other than this make me flail around on my bed and cry like Armstrong quite as well.
My favourite manga/animes are;
My favourite video games are;
Manga or anime I have read or watched, and one or two favourite characters (in no particular order):
Favourite quotes (from a long list):
All the episode end quotes from FMAB.
Basically anything anyone said in FMA ever. (Unless Envy said it.)
'Seven times down, eight times up.' -Japanese Proverb.
'I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they fly past.' -Douglas Adams
'My body feels like butterflies...' -Allen Walker, D. Gray-Man
'I believe in God, but I also believe in morality, which is doing what is right regardless of what I am told. Not in religion, which is doing what I am told regardless of what is right.' -Anonymous.
'The world's not perfect, but it's there for us trying the best it can. That's what makes it so damn beautiful.' -Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist). (Also known as the most used FMA quote IN THE HISTORY OF MAN!!)
"Britain is not an island... Yes, yes it is, but..." -Unidentified MP, on BBC Radio 4
'I did not trip and fall! I attacked the floor and I believe I am winning.'
"What a good senpai I am!" -Ryuunosuke Tanaka
'Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.' -Miles Kington
“Sometimes carrying the burden of an upsetting truth, and hiding it, is actually a gift you give to someone else. You bear that burden, so they don’t have to, in a situation where telling them will change nothing.” ― Cassandra Clare
“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” ― Oscar Wilde
“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories
“In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.” –Ellen DeGeneres
'The shinbone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.'
“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ― Apple Inc.
“Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.” ― Herbert Hoover
“There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.” ― Albert Camus
“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well."
'I don't know what that means, but it sounds amazing!' -Komui Lee, D. Gray-Man
“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” ― Steve Martin
“You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
"Forget what hurt you in the past but never forget what it taught you." -Anonymous
'There is nothing to be gained from dwelling on lost battles.' - General Froi Tiedoll, D. Gray-Man
“It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!”― Friedrich Nietzsche
"Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is."— Albert Camus
“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.” ― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
“I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” ― C.S. Lewis
“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” ― George Washington
“Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.”― Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays
“I want to write a poem about "Truth," "Honor," "Dignity," and whether the toilet paper should roll over or under when you pull on it.” —Jarod Kintz, I Want
“Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?” —Carl Sagan
"Obstacles are put in our way to see if what we want is really worth fighting for."
"Some people are born great, some people achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."
"You keep important things in your fridge. For instance, an ice pack if you've been wounded. A bottle of water if you are dying of thirst. And a basket of strawberries if a maniac came up to you and said 'Give me a basket of strawberries right now or I'll poke you with this large stick." -Lemony Snicket
AND NOW! A LOAD of Random Other Stuff that I copied and pasted...
When Life Gives you Lemons, Make Lemonade!
When life gives you mayonnaise... throw it back and say, "B!TCH I ASKED FOR LEMONS!!"
When life gives you lemons throw them back and demand vodka.
When life gives you vodka, call all of your friends for a party.
When life gives you lemons, it wants you to make lemonade. When life gives you apples, it's trying to scare your doctor away.
When life gives you lemons, call him a pervert and ask if he reads fanfiction.
When life gives you oranges, ask what is with his obsession with citruses.
When life gives you lemons, it wants you to make lemonade. When life gives you oranges, it wants you to make orange juice. When life gives you apples, it want you to make apple juice. And when life gives you grapes, it wants you to get drunk.
When life throws you lemons and it hits you in the eye, tell everyone you know "life is a bitch".
When life chucks lemons at you and hits you where it really hurts, squish the lemons and tell everyone, "life hurts you where it hurts you most".
When life gives you lemons, cut them up and squeeze it in your water and plant the leftovers seeds. It will grow into a tree eventually!
When life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in someone's eyes.
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.
When life gives me lemons, I squirt lemon juice in life’s eyes.
When life gives you lemons you make grape juice, then sit back and let the world wonder how in the seven hells you did it.
When life gives you lemons, thank them and make some lemonade.
When life gives you lemons, giggle like the fangirl you are and wink suggestively at life.
When life gives you lemons, you mail them back in a package along with a "mysterious ticking noise".
When life gives you lemons, you burn life's house down.
When life gives you lemons, find the guy who got the ice and tequila and throw a party.
When life gives you lemons, don't eat them by themselves... You should never eat a lemon by itself...
OKAY!! Who is this LIFE and why is he throwing stuff at People? It probably Hurts!! Of course it does! And re-post this if you hate Life (and add your own quote to 'Life and Lemons'.)
Answer Random questions of the day
1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 81, and find line 4.
"Here's to the completion of our ultimate goal...may you remain faithful and loyal to our cause." (Father, FMA vol. 8)
2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you touch?
Class chair next to me
3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Don't remember... CSI Cyber that my mum was watching, maybe?
4. Without looking, guess what time it is:
5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
People typing, 'Hurricane' by Panic! At the Disco on this one HQ playlist on 8Tracks.
7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Goin' to class yo~!
8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
A table of AUs for a few friend's OCs and mine.
9. What are you wearing?
My uniform - blazer, jumper and all. (It's winter.)
10. Did you dream last night?
We were trying to find the school's WiFi hotspot, but all the modems stuck to the ceilings weren't actually modems, and the IT guys said the WiFi came from the floor...
11. When did you last laugh?
Some time this morning, at one of my friends probably.
12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Windows, electric whiteboard, pinboards covered in educational posters and student work, an air-con, clock and speakers.
13. Seen anything weird lately?
The Vice-principal's haircut, really...
14. What do you think of this quiz?
Every time I clean my profile, I'm compelled to do it...
15. What is the last film you saw?
Jupiter Ascending, unfortunately...
16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
I'd probably travel, and pay my parents' bills and stuff. Buy my sister's new uniform as well.
17. Tell me something about you that I don't know:
I sprained my ankle a while ago helping my friend practise spiking...
18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
I'd put Pokemon in it.
My previous answer, but it still stands.
(Also, I'd like to be able to dance.)
19. Do you like to dance?
Not really. Not well, at least. I like to wave my arms around and stuff.
20. George Bush.
21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
I'd have to spend at least seven hours researching for this. Girls' names are hard.
22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Something Irish-y, probably.
23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
Of course! I really want to travel!
24. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
"Of course you can be reincarnated!"
Also still stands.
FANFICTION- UNITED NATIONS!! Has anyone else noticed how a lot of us get along and make friends on here and we can be from completely different countries? WTF!? We're here making world peace on the INTERNET and we have all those ambassadors and senators and whatever struggling with it!! If you realize this (or read this and agreed) copy and paste this and add your name and country (country is optional) to the list. SPREAD THE PEACE!!: Naruto-fan-Okami-chan (USA), NaraTemari011 (Puerto Rico), Lala girl in Lalaland (USA), Kakashi Forever (England), NinjasWillRuleTheWorld (Australia),Shadowtheangel (Sweden), Ice Prince Hitsugaya (USA), Toph Hitsugaya (Australia), ZakuroU (Australia)
Copy and Pastes (I FINALLY MANAGED TO SHORTEN IT YES *passes out*)
Copy and paste this onto your profile if you're a martial artist!
Copy and paste this onto your profile if you're part of the 15% of people who don't skip the heels of bread!
Copy and paste this onto your profile if you're Irish!
If you've ever chuckled darkly, copy and paste!
If you love guinea pigs, copy and paste!
If you have ever had a thumb war with yourself, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you have inside jokes...with yourself...copy and paste this into your profile.
If you spend multiple hours each day reading or writing or a combination of both...copy and paste this on your profile.
Put this in your profile if you didn't know the Alphabet and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star had the same tune.
If you have ever had the BEST IDEA EVER for your story in the middle of the night (or any other inconvenient times), then have to sit for ages trying to remember it the next day, copy this into your profile.
If you are the type of person that would laugh at funny events, memorize every minute of it, then replay it to yourself in your mind and burst out laughing again, copy this into your profile.
If someone has ever stared at you like you are insane because of the reason above, making you laugh even harder, copy this into your profile.
If you enjoy plotting revenge on someone (but not necessarily do it), copy this into your profile.
If you have ever worked so long on a story that your eyes are all tired and blurry, copy this into your profile.
If you have over five 'copy-and-pastes' in your profile copy and paste this into your profile.
If you're one of those people who get excited when you see just one review, paste this into your profile.
If you hear voices of book characters in your head, copy and paste this on your profile.
If, no matter how hard you try, you still run into things, put this in your profile.
If you think iPods were gifts from the gods copy and paste this onto your profile.
If your profile is long, copy and paste this on it to make it even longer.
And that, ladies, gentlemen and Tony Abbot, is how to write a long and garbled profile whilst being obsessed with FMA and loving the fanfiction scene.
I shortened it out a lot, so that all the stuff I put in when I was twelve is out of there... //cringes a bit
(And to everyone who read the whole way to the end... You are truly men among men...or women... Well, a person among people.)