Author has written 13 stories for Gundam Wing/Sailor Moon, Mass Effect, Naruto, and Batman.
This little update is, simply put, to say that I am alive. I'm still around, still reading and I've done small bits of writing or helping out other writers. I even started a project fic that will be longer, not a one-shot. It is a Batman fic around the character Stephanie Brown. So far, she is my first time ever writing in the comic book verse and I love this character, flaws and all.
The fic, "Allay My Troubled Self" I explore Stephanie's travels through Africa, but the fic is an AU in which Stephanie really did die and came back with a slight change. AU because I don't have Stephanie going back to Gotham after a year, I have her explore and do some healing on herself.
It's not going to be to everyone's taste and I don't expect much feedback (would love some), but overall, its my exploration into Stephanie and the healing, growth I think an awesome character like her deserves. I don't plan romance in this piece. But I have a second arc - a sequel - I am planning on, but don't want to get too caught up in that.
I am, also, working on the one-shot pieces to my Unexpected Verse. I want to edit and fix up the ones I have, but I do know I need to get working on those.
For now, that's all I can think of on the update front. Still working, still in school and still working while working on my creative drive. Like I keep telling every author I review, keep up the awesome writing.
MinakoTrickster (Once known as TopazDragon)
Now, I've been needing a change of pace. Both from work, school and life and I feel like I've grown more into someone else. Someone different from before I started out here on this site.
I'm still Topaz, just older with not so much time on my hands. A lot of you know this. Some of us have been here awhile and have grown up since we were in high school, middle school or whenever we started. If we're still here, I say kudos to us. Cause we never lost our creative drive!
I have new ambitions and new goals. Life, as the writers from before us have said, is a journey. I've taken wrong turns, ended up lost and I've found some change along the road now and again. However, one thing has never changed. My love to read. I've not been much of a writer as of late, but I think I'll be trying with smaller pieces and one-shots. Nothing overly big.
Anyways, I'm not an editor and I'm not perfect. I make mistakes, however, I will give you criticism and review any works I find are worth it. Usually I am good with reviewing any story I read, even the bad ones. I won't flame a person. I had that horrid experience when I first wrote on this site and I will never do that to another person ever. It's a horrid feeling and it's not helpful at all.
So, some cleaning up here and starting onwards.
I have started a verse, Unexpected verse, actually. It's within the Naruto world and starring some unexpected, yet some favorite pairings. I plan on doing some one-shots within the verse of the couples, fun actions and cute scenes. Also, more smut. XD
Unexpected Verse In the ninja world we were told that the shadows was our friend, that our secrets were to be kept deep in our hearts. Desires burned like flickering, never ending flames. Strings of the heart pulling taunt. Until it all snaps and what none would ever expect comes to play.
Below is a list of what I read, write or will possibly look into. This will include pairings and favorite characters in general
A bunch of these I drift back and forth to. Simply because I favorite the unappreciated characters and the weird pairings.
Naruto (I haven't watched this past the Chuunin exams, so I don't know a lot of stuff that happens other than on the wiki pages. However, I feel like things should have been a lot different. Of course, I don't own the show, so it wasn't my choice. I am fiddling with an idea of writing a fic that is a basic rewrite of the show. Like, if everyone was in different teams. I love Ino-Shika-Cho, don't get me wrong. That team fucking rocks. However, I feel that team placements for certain teams would have been way better in the long run. Plus, the teachers. I loved Asuma, but he couldn't really help Ino a whole lot... Not that he wasn't damn good or anything, but when it came to her areas of a Kunoichi, he was lacking in that field. And Hinata! Poor girl. She didn't get to be pushed out of her shell. She had Kiba, sure, but I felt that her confidence would have gone up around certain other people and been forced to be team leader. Kurenai was still perfect for her. And Kakashi, I love that man, but he was an idiot...just a bit. I get that he was the best to teach Sasuke with his Sharigan, but he let that idiot boy practically walk all over him. Doesn't help that he had like survivors guilt with the Obito stuff. So he felt like he owed his old team mate. Sasuke needed bitch slapping at a young age. No, it's not all his fault, but the mental implications...how does no one see that? Oh, let's not forget that the village pretty much kissed his butt and let him live alone in the flipping clan compound by himself. Honestly, should have torched the place and put him to live with someone. Possibly would have helped the mental healing. Or at least someone would have figured he was a deranged pyscho.
Anyways, just a few thoughts on the show. And the fact that the main characters... pretty much boring. The secondary characters are a hell of a lot more interesting in my opinion. Hello! Shino! Man has bugs under his skin! He's pretty fricking powerful with chakra eating bugs! Or what about Lee!!! Where the hell is that kid's parents? Tenten! She's like a super wicked bitch who outmasters all of us in weapons! Ino! She reads minds, talks to people with telepathy!
Just a few thoughts. I get far more interested about the rest of the others instead of our mains. Naruto is interesting and cool, don't get me wrong. I just... don't have much interest in the mains since it's getting pretty flipping predictable. And yes, I haven't watched the show, but no lie. I read stuff, said something will go one way in the show. My friend, who actually watches it, said I was right. Maybe if I'm wrong, I'll come back and watch it.
Okay, rant over.)
Other characters or pairings of this fandom, I don't have much a preference for other than ChoujixAyame (Ramen stand owner's daughter). I dunno why, just do. So anyways, other pairings I can be open to or against depending on the situation or how the fic is written.
Sailor Moon (My first real anime. Ahh, the memories. I began watching this in elementry. I had perfect vision until this show. Then I decided to get up close and watch the T.V. since my little brothers did the same when their shows come on. I wear my glasses with pride now.
I didn't realize the difference between original and dub at the time. But before realizing it was dub, I realized that half the girls were lesbo... at age seven. Oh, and they tried to pull off the legit lesbian couple as cousins. So they made it worse and made them kissing cousins. I didn't mind the lesbo stuff, not one myself, but still. They just made it stupid in the end.
So, I have a preference for the manga version instead. I just do. Oh, and the hinted yuri pairings too.)
Yu Yu Hakusho (My second favorite anime. Dude, I fell pretty damn hard. I just never understood why everyone thought Kurama and Hiei were gay. It was specifically stated that they were both Heterosexual. Sure, Kurama is prettier than most girls, but most girls, for whatever reason, seem to like that. Oh, and I'm pretty hardcore with some of the pairings. As in, I hardly deviate from wanted or liking other pairings other than the ones below. If it is a crack pairing, write it well and I will read and like it. However, many people will probably tell me Hiei and Botan don't belong... Yet they remind me so much of -cough-BulmaVegeta-cough-. And the creator even stated that he kind of left hints for either pairing, but never stated it for the show to let the fans decide. Well, dammit. You shouldn't have. Either way, leaves enough room for anything to happen either way.)
Dragon Ball Z (This was my childhood. You have no idea. It was my LIFE. As in, before Sailormoon or Yuyu...this was it. And like Yu Yu Hakusho, I'm hardcore on pairings I accept and don't accept. Crossovers, again, I'm picky, but this is straight from just the one show alone.)
(If you can't tell, I'm more lenient with the next generation)
I am stopping there for now. I fixed this up a bit. Changed a few things. I did delete stories. Stories I have no inspiration for at the current point. There are a few I took down to touch up and fix. I use to be a writer that would write as I go, but I found that doesn't work for me.
You see, there are two types of writers. The bleeders and the blotters. The bleeders will write everything down, they don't stop after one sentence and analyze it. They just write and get the idea down and worry about the rest later. I want to be that kind of writer. I'm working on it.
The blotter is someone who'll write a paragraph, stop and try and fix that one paragraph. And in the end they'll forget where they were going with it and just lose interest altogether. I wasn't this writer fully, but I was damn close.
So in the end, I'm working on mainly one-shots to get myself back into the stories I have written. It's somewhat more fun. I do not take requests on stories, not unless I know you well. I learned a lesson with that. My interests change and shift, like a normal human being. All I can say is that I love reading and I love writing and I probably will be on this site till I'm old and dying or till they take it down... which I rather they never.
For now, that's all.