Author has written 7 stories for Naruto, and Bloodborne.
DISCLAIMER: Anything I write on this site has been taken from another mind (unless of course I invented it). So don't sue me! It's not mine!
Hello potential readers! I am Ser Serendipity. Welcome to my unnecessarily wordy profile.
Here. Before you read farther, you should read this: me and my beta's approach to fanfiction (and writing in general), brought to you by a potent mixture of exasperation and exhaustion.
Okay, that sounds kind of bad. Let us explain.
Fiction may be the only place where this is true, but logic is stupid in most cases.
People should be motivated by emotions, not logic. Characters should be larger than life in every possible way, not "realistic" people with boring, sedate personalities who have incredibly banal conversations with each other.
They should roar, not talk. They should sprint, not jog. They should leap, not jump. Their soul should show in every action they perform.
Naruto doesn't eat one bowl of ramen: he eats twenty, and then he preaches the greatness of the ramen god to everyone he meets. Sasuke isn't a brooding, whiny emo. He is a tragic monster whose life story should bring audiences to tears, and his every line should be filled with hate or grief.
Feelings, to be blunt.
Characters should not merely be people. They should be representations, icons.
A raw piece of humanity, taken to near-insane levels that actual humans can never hope to reach.
Their battles should be battles of philosophy, just as much as they are battles of arms. Their arguments should be just as much fistfights as they are traded words.
And their bonds should be tangible; the kind of friendships and loves that a real person could never withstand, but that only makes them stronger.
Hmm. Got a little off track.
So, like we said at the beginning...
If you aim for the brain, the only thing you're going to kill is your audience.
Aim for the heart.
College is hard. So is juggling flaming machete's.
But at least only one of these things covers my hands in tiny burned cuts.
Now, a little about me:
I am currently doing the whole "college" thing, so until that gets done updates will probably be... slow. Sorry.
I love Naruto, Harry Potter, Fullmetal Alchemist, Dresden Files, Star Wars (like, ALL OF IT), Warhammer 40000, Stephen King, Discworld, Uzumaki, ALL the Abridging, El Goonish Shive... well, I guess I love a lot of things.
I have a deep an abiding love for ellipses, one so incredible that I often force myself to leave them out of my stories entirely, lest they be overtaken by them.
I embrace the Potentium view of the Force, because it would allow any of my Star Wars characters to kick the most ass.
I do Fire Arts, a club at my school focused around the art of catching a stick on fire and then swinging it wildly around trying not to catch yourself on fire. Lots of fun. I prefer the Contact Staff, due to the incredible amount of improvisation is allows. Though the hair on the back of my hands will never be the same.
I enjoy writing fight scenes, because more often than not, people getting punched is pretty cool. Particularly if they're getting punched hard enough to smash through buildings. So I have fun with that. Most of these scenes are written under the influence of sleep-deprivation, Thousand Foot Crutch, and epilepsy inducing AMV's. If you enjoy my fights, try the method for yourself, and make sure to PM me the results: I'd love to read them.
I am a devotee of italics. In other words, I am positive that any scene can be improved by them.
I actually started reading Naruto fanfiction before I was watching the show (way back in, like, 2010). So yeah, I'm definitely a late comer (which, until my spellcheck informed me, I didn't even know was a real word). That fanfic was Team 8, which got me into Nightmares of Future Past, which got me into Harry Potter (fanfiction)...
I have an amazing beta. Funny story: he left a review for Not Sick saying that, while he had enjoyed the fight and the shocking twist at the end of the first chapter (Spoiler: there is a shocking twist at the end of the first chapter), he was genuinely enraged at Itachi. That a big brother like that, who abuses his younger sibling for most of his life, didn't deserve to live.
I took one look at that and thought, "Oh thank god. Someone who gets it."
So now, Ekusukallybaa and I make beautiful violence together. Not Sick would be a joke without the effort of he puts in to help me turn it into something both entertaining and coherent: so if you derive any joy at all from reading it, give a hand to him. He's the one who makes it at all possible. And if you enjoy anything I have in the slightest bit, go to his profile: his story "The Brothers Namikaze" blows whatever I got right out of the water (and the rewrite he's currently working on... oh, you have no idea).
(P.S: If you can figure out what his name means, you get a cookie. Or a free question about any of my stories. Personally, I'd go for the cookie.)
Well, anyway, I hope you enjoy My Stories:
Not Sick, a "What If" fic. Here, the "What If" being "What if Itachi Uchiha wasn't sick?"
Random Thoughts and Pointless Action is exactly what it sounds like. Don't be surprised if the raw ideas you may see in there get recycled into my other stories at some point.
Obito-Sensei is based off a prompt taken from Ekusukallybaa (all hail) which caught my attention one day. At the moment, it's the lighter and softer to Not Sick, considering how an obscene amount of people have better lives thanks to Obito not ending up in Madara's hands... but for some reason, all I dream of is cruelty and flame, so of course the outline has taken a rather horrifying bent lately.
Oh, and I have some Haiku, because what can I say? Haiku are fun.
Good News, Everyone!
The lunatics (er, geniuses) over at Spacebattles have finally buckled down and figured out exactly what the population of the Elemental Nations is, and how it affects the size of their Shinobi forces. Somehow, it worked out.
Unneeded Advice: This is where I shove anything I think made me a better writer, and I'm hoping will help you (yes, you: no matter what, you can always improve).
Do you know Jim Butcher? Dresden Files, Codex Alera? I mentioned them farther up. Doesn't matter if you do or not, honestly. If you want to become a better writer (and I mean in every way: better action scenes, better POV discipline, better grammar) than you want to watch these two video's. The advice contained within is priceless.
And this is how you A. make a damn cool movie, and B. choreograph a fight scene.
And Now: QUOTEMANIA!! (Yeah, about half this profile is quotes. Maybe one of them will inspire you?)
"When I say 'hero'... do not picture someone with the strength to fight and conquer Evil. Because Evil is not something that can ever be conquered or defeated. Evil is natural- it is innate in all humans.
"You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down."
"I love deadlines. I love the sound they make as they pass by."
"It's the end of the world. Did you think it would be easy?"
"Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, or an indirect boast."
"A dream merely soothes- but our nightmares make us run!"
"I've come unto this world so that no-one who believes in me should stay in darkness."
"'Tis better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all."
"The mind, once expanded by outside knowledge, never returns to its original dimensions."
"Foolery, sir, does walk around the orb like the sun; it shines everywhere."
"YOU are a homicidal wizard invading a public school.
"NOBODY CHEATS DEATH."
"Detachment is not that you should own nothing, but that nothing should own you."
"Enough is as good as a feast."
"The unconscious is the true physical reality; in its innermost nature it is as much unknown to us as the reality of the external world."
"Nothing focuses the mind like 40kg of high explosives."
"My dad decided to teach me a permanent lesson... on my face!!"
"Life is a series of images that change as they repeat themselves."
"Smile when you're happy, cry when you're sad, and do both when you're happier than you've ever been in your life."
"You're like a ray of sunshine: you slowly giving everyone who loves you cancer."
"If I was gonna make the world a better place, I was gonna do it with cookies..."
"I think it's time to switch condiments, cause that weaksauce ain't helpin'!"
"Why then, try to enlarge your mind?
"Great men do not hurry. They cause other men to hurry."
"Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred nor bitterness for anyone in my heart."
"I've come to the conclusion that death is permanent."
"The transcendence of suffering is impossible….
"I bring you war and you frolic?!!"
"The conquered have but one safety: hope for none."
"It's human nature that people won't realize the true value of something unless they lose it."
"First things first, though not necessarily in that order."
"Everything floats down here."
"We live in a society that has been built on a thousand years of toil and effort and war. We are by necessity victims of its history and its institutions."
"I aim with my eye.
"Don't take counsel from your fears."
"We gonna do good for our community; shove some light-bulbs up their asses."
"Passion is what drives you to DO what is otherwise boring, difficult, or frustrating."
"I'll kill everyone in the world! No jury would convict me, cause they'd be dead too!!"
"THAT WAS UNGENEROUS! I'LL TAKE YOUR GUNS FOR THAT!!"
"Just as planned! … Mostly."
"Amazing! These are no ordinary subterranean mecha-narwhals!"
You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway."
"Missing is human.
"I'll stop this violence the only way I know how!
"As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might."
But, most importantly:
"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing."
"Don't fear failure.
"Don't be a vanilla bitch."