Author has written 2 stories for Dragon Ball Z, and Harry Potter.
:IMPORTANT NOTE: Yeah, I've basically given up on my stories. I might try if there's a power-outage again or if I'm really bored, don't count on Saiyan Upbringing though because I've lost most of my interest in writing DBZ stories as a whole. Currently lodged in Potter, so DT might get updated if I care enough- or if someone else wants a crack at it
Hello all people who are bored enough to read this profile! My name is Jared; you can also call me Ryu, J.R., Jew Boy, or Jar. I graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, Tx with a Computer Engineering degree. I formerly had a job in food services at Six Flags Fiesta Texas . I've got blue eyes- with a little gold/brown (it depends on the day as to what I call it) around the pupil- light brown hair which I spiked recently out of boredom, and am constantly haunted by my dark side.
Haunted? You know you enjoy having me around
He's the essence of all my evil ideas, and thinks he's a saiyan.
I am and you know it.
-rolls eyes- Whatever.
You like my ideas; admit it
I have enjoyed some of them, but not the ones that involved hurting people.
You only care when I talk about harming your mate
-.- That's not true
Uh huh, that's why you don't care when I say violent things about Kai, only when I get to your precious Koni-kun
Sheket ben zonah
You can't make me. Now why don't you go and mate her already?
-.- Anyway, just so you know in advance, I am obsessed with dragons so all of my fics will likely have dragon related stuff in them. I'm also a fan of fire
Favorite Saying: Life's a bitch and then you die.
Favorite Quote: "If you feel gay, you're doing it right" (about dancing)
Family: One annoying younger brother who doesn't know when to be quiet. Two older half sisters. One dog. Part labrador, part australian shephard, part cat. Name is Buster. Two parents. Need I say more?
Hobbies: tennis, guitar, chatting with people online that I don't know in real life, and spending a bit of time at forums
Interests: My favorite things are dragons, fire, and vampires
Favorite Animes: Bleach, Naruto, Pokemon, Inuyasha, Yu Yu Hakusho, Rurouni Kenshin, Dragonball Z/GT, Trigun, Lupin III, Yu-Gi-Oh, Zoids, Witch Hunter Robin
Books: Harry Potter, So You Want to be a Wizard, Chronicles of Narnia, Inheritance cycle
Cartoons: Family Guy, Futurama, X-men Evolution, Static Shock, Aqua Teen Hungerforce, South Park
Favorite Movie: Spaceballs, Monty Python
Favorite Character: Potthead himself, duh.
Couples: Preferably unusual ones or none.
- Harry/Draco, Harry/Snape, Harry/Voldemort stories. I mean... seriously? It was mentioned how many times that Voldemort doesn't understand love- and don't get me started on the other two.
- Twin-who-lived portrayals. Don't get me wrong, it's an interesting idea, but do you really expect me to believe that: a) Dumbledore can't tell the difference between a scar from splintered wood and one caused by a Killing Curse? and b) James and (especially) Lily- who somehow always seem to survive also despite their deaths being the catalysts that allow Harry to live- would be neglectful and abusive of their own son? Really? I hate kids in general and even I wouldn't stoop that low.
- Stories where they add another school house at Hogwarts- especially since Harry is always in it- or mess with the school system in some other such ridiculous manner
- Making Luna a seer or prophet. Also making her able to always know random hidden things (identifying people through polyjuice/disguises despite everyone else not knowing- "Daniel? No, you look more like a 'Harry'."
- The random stereotype that all Slytherin students are essentially scheming politicians, even as first years. I guess I was reading a different Harry Potter series because Malfoy definitely never acted like some deep schemer plotting how to make himself the most politically powerful person ever.
- A minor one, but having the 'guardian' for the Ravenclaw common room be a riddle- it doesn't exactly keep anyone from other houses out that well
Favorite Character: Surprisingly (for me, at least), Naruto. Shikamaru is a close second (Smart and lazy? My kind of guy)
Couples: None. There's just never anything shown that leads credible belief that it would happen. Besides, the story takes place when they're young teenagers (no older than probably 16 or 17)- too soon for most lasting romances
- Kyuubi being a kind and misunderstood demon/person/thing that feels sorry for Naruto and trains him or gives him power (Sharingan, permanent demon-like traits, etc.).
- "Alternate training"- those stories where the author feels Genin should be learning more right off the bat, so they pick a new Jonnin-sensei/attitude to train. Usually, that just amounts to "Here's chakra paper... You have a affinity? Here's a scroll with some techniques." etc.
- Banishment fics- not so much the idea, as the way it's always carried out: "As a ninja village, we can't approve of you harming Sasuke in any way during your retrieval when he was trying to defect, you demon." ...Seriously?
- Naruto/Hinata stories- Notice how no one ever says how "sweet" or "cute" it is when it's the guy stalking a girl for years without her even knowing he's doing it
- "Precious person/people"- You really can't think of any other way to label people as important, close friends? When's the last time you ever used 'precious' that wasn't to describe the cuteness of some baby/child?
- Sai. Not so much the person (though he is a bit creepy) but that whenever Naruto doesn't join 'Team 7' for some reason, they only ever throw Sai in to fill the void- despite Sai clearly not being so bad as to be a dead-last. Seriously, just throw an OC at the team or leave out detailing all the teams.
- In Bleach x-overs with Naruto as a hollow/shinigami, always making his form/zanpakuto Kyuubi-related. As all of you love to (correctly) point out, Naruto is the container, not the Kyuubi itself, so the representation of his soul should not be anything connected to Kyuubi
I also occasionally venture into some Pokemon stories, but I really only enjoy OC journeys. There isn't really any interesting way to follow Ash or any of the Color-named people
- Stories with excessive grammar/spelling errors
- Bash fics. Fine, you don't like a character- I've got a couple I'm not that fond of either- but there's no reason to repeatedly do cruel stuff to that same person or make them some idiot that doesn't understand common warnings ("You should stay away or he'll kill you" "Me? Nah, he's just posturing. I could take him no problem"- character then gets hurt badly and then repeats the action endlessly)
- When an author tries to make the main character dark (or claims they do) but make him a complete wuss when it comes to certain people- generally the romantic interest or just females in general. Or makes the character fall in love like a sap ("I would normally kill him/her for that, but (s)he was just... different")
- Stories where the author changes something about how a character grew up, then, in a completely unrelated move, cause similar changes to happen to someone else (that usually ends up as a romantic interest). Or throws in other random, unrelated changes to their story. For example, Potter gets bitten by a vampire at some point, and for no reason, Snape (and the random male/female the author wants to pair HP with) is also a vampire.
- Stories that don't stick to time frames- i.e. Harry Potter surfing the internet, listening to iPods, etc.
- Child fics. I really don't care to know how the protagonist grew up day by day as a 4 year old- highlight anything important than get to the actual story
- "Characters read the books about their lives"- I honestly have no idea where this one came from. There's nothing interesting in how a a character (HP, etc.) would react if they read the books/anime that detailed their (or their offspring's) lives
- When authors put something along the lines of "Oooh, a cliffy!" at the end of (a majority of) their chapters (especially when it ISN'T a cliffhanger).
- Using couples that could never happen.
- Pairing people off (romantically) just for the sake of pairing them off- not everyone will find their "one true love" if you randomly mesh together an even-numbered group of people
- Stories with "love at first sight" or a relationship that grows way too fast.
- When authors make exaggerated generalizations about love interests to set up the relationship they want. For example, James married Lily, so obviously Potter men always go for redheads (if you're a H/G fan) or always go for muggleborns (H/Hr shippers)
- To a lesser extent, when an author takes polls to decide major factors in a story- it makes it seem like they don't have a good idea what to do and it makes the story less unique.
- Summaries that have any of the following phrases:
--"It's better than it sounds" - it usually isn't
--"I suck at summaries" - if you aren't good at summaries, why should I believe your ability to tell the story is any better?
--"epic (in) length" - what's that even supposed to mean? it's going to be long? Fine, no need to put it out there like it changes anything
--"don't like don't read" - there's really no need to tell me that- I already won't read it if I don't like it, I'm not a masochist.
--"what if" - you really can't find a better way to premise your story than that?
--additionally, when the "summary" doesn't tell you anything about the topic of your story. That quote/random phrase you put instead isn't likely to make me want to read