Author has written 7 stories for Inuyasha.Yay!!! No more writer's block!! Unless you count my latest story, that is...
Also, I changed the title of "The First Punch" to "Her First Punch." Just 'cause it was annoying me.
Umm... Hey everyone! I'm a fan of Buffy and Inuyasha, mostly (though I read more Inuyasha than Buffy fanfics), and I adore Inuyasha/YuYu Hakusho crosses Uh... jeeze, what do people put up here? Lol.
K, taking a page from a bunch of profiles I've seen, my likes as far as stories go:
Constantly changing from one person's direct POV (point of view) to another's -- gives me a headache
Incredibly ovbious self-inserts a.k.a. Mary Sues/Gary Stus -- It's a tempting thought, I know, but PLEASE, at least write it so we'll want to read it!!!
"Will you bare my child?" -- People. Look it up. No, wait, I'm annoyed enough to do it for ya.
Okay, for those of you who are like I was in my first few months of fanfic reading, I've decided to lend a helping hand I never got until AFTER I'd figured out what everything meant. That was evil and ironic, so I hope this doesn't come to you late. It is (dun dun duuun) a dictionary-type thing on those pesky bunch of letters and phrases that make no sense. Only, this is in no way in alphabetical order, just as they spring to my mind:
OC: Original Character. I spent months thinking it meant Other Character, but they're basically the same thing. It's a character the author made up or, in some cases, a character from another show.
OOC: I spent FOREVER thinking this was the same as the last one but a typo, though in reality it means Out Of Character, which is pretty self-explanitory. A normal character acting wacky. Usually not the best of signs, unless it's in an AU fic. Which reminds me...
AU: Alternate Universe. Means a world other than the one in the show. These can be high school fics or pretty much anything else, really. Gives the author a chance to play around with the characters and how they act and stuff, considering their backgrounds would be different from the ones on the show, and I'm ranting, huh? On to the next one...
WAFF: According to Gina (thanks!!), this stands for Warm And Fluffy Feeling. It basically means sweet "AWWWWWWWWW"-inspiring romance.
Fluff: Same as WAFF, pretty much.
WIP: Work In Progress. Pretty self-explainitory, huh?
TBC: To Be Continued. Basically the same as WIP.
Mary Sue or Gary Stu: Ah, the bane of the fanfiction world. This is the character, female or male respectively, that you have in your head, the one that's perfect and can solve all the problems in the story and tell Bob that it was really Joe that killed his girlfriend Sally, and not Fred as Joe wants Bob to believe. Okay, that's just an example, but you know what I mean. The character has no faults and all the members of the opposite (or same, depending) sex fall for them. It's really a common thing, because aren't all stories sort of self-personifications, just a little?... Anyway, Mary Sues and Gary Stus are totally awesome to imagine and daydream about, but please, PLEASE, do not release them on the general population! It's just plain annoying, even if it IS understandable!
Self-Insert: Either a politer way to say Mary Sue, or a less-Mary Sue-ish story with yourself in it, I've seen it both ways.
One-Shot: A story with only one chapter. As of now, this can also be defined as "all of my stories."
A/N: Author's Note. What an author has to say that doesn't have to do with the story. It's often at the beginning or end, but some authors put them in the middle of the story also.
Cross or X-over: A crossover between one show and another. On Inuyasha, it's most common to see an IY/YYH cross, which stands for InuYasha/YuYuHakusho.
POV: Point of View. I actually defined this in my dislikes thingie, but I'm bored so here ya go. I just wrote a really long description of it but it's annoying, so here's all you need to know: Point of View is how the author writes. There are three types of POV: First person, third person limited, and omniscient (though a lot of people here call it the character's POV or "normal POV"). I'm sure you can figure out what each means, or if you can't... askjeeves.com will probably help.
Drabble: Technically a 100-word fic, but some writers use it the same was as ficlet.
Ficlet: A short fic. Get it? Kind of like... chicklet, a tiny chick. Only with fics. Yeah.
I'll add more as I think of them, I'm drawing a blank just now.
-- awesome site for fanfic awards, based on quality and not popularity (yay!)
Hehe, now I see why people like these things so much!! They're tons of fun to annoy people with!!!
Well, not to keep you further, have fun on ff.net!