Author has written 1 story for Naruto.
Name: I just go by Reprise
Age: 17(Junior in HS)
Ethnicity: White guy
Hobbies: I like to do a lot of things:
Favorite Ongoing Manga: Bleach currently. It started to pick up after the Fullbring Arc.
Favorite Completed Manga: Full Metal Alchemist
Favorite Up & Coming Manga: Hm, I'm liking UQ Holder, it's got promise.
Pairings: Note that there are probably many other pairings that I like, but I'm only including each character in one pairing. (i.e. I wouldn't mind a Naruto x Mei fanfiction, but my favorite is Naruto x Yugito so I'm only adding that to the list.
I could add another manga and continue this, but these two are at their prime right now and I don't read One Piece, so...
I saw this on a fellow writers wall and found it rather useful so I thought I'd share it.
My(Iron Monkey Fist) Narutoverse Guidelines
There are a few things in the Narutoverse that have never sat well with me. I'm talking about the vague ambiguity of the level of technology, techniques and character information - you know, the shit keeps us all oh-so delightfully confused. It is because of this, I have decided to write my own guideline of sorts in regards to the shinobi world of Naruto, a guideline which, unless states otherwise, will always be followed to the latter in my stories.
1) Character Stats
The data books would have believe that there are eight criterias by which a shinobi's prowess can be gauged: ninjutsu, taijutsu, genjutsu, intelligence, strength, speed, stamina and hand seals. The first are pretty much straightforward: ninjutsu refers to all branches of ninjutsu arts such as ninpou techniques, elemental techniques, fuuinjutsu and of course medical ninjutsu. Taijutsu refers to hand to hand combat, including kenjutsu and all other weapon-based techniques. You know how to goes from there. Now my problem lies with the last two: stamina and hand seals. See, if you go to the Naruto Wiki (I do not care it is a wiki and can be edited by anyone; it is extremely up to date and well maintained), under several characters they will show the stats given to them by Kishimoto. If you click on 'stamina' and 'hand seals', the former will redirect you to chakra, which makes sense as chakra is stamina, more or less, and the later to the page of all hand seals, in which the first sentence it talks about chakra control. I find this really vague and annoying and have therefore changed the gauging system in my stories, which goes as follows: ninjutsu, taijutsu, bukijutsu, genjutsu, intelligence, strength, speed, stamina, chakra and chakra control.
This is a more clearer approach. Bukijutsu refers to the use of weapons techniques; this can mean both swords and other common melee weapons in the Naruto world, and other weapons such as the Aburame Clan's insects techniques, the Inuzuka Clan's ninken and so on. Why have I added this? Simple. Taijutsu refers to hand-to-hand combat, that's clear enough. However, it is very much so possible a shinobi would be crap at hand-to-hand, but excellent at using weapons, i.e. Kankurou. He uses puppets as weapons, and does a great job at it, but he would most likely be worth next to nothing without them. The same would likely apply to Temari and Tenten, both whom are weapon experts and likely would not be much of a threat without their weapons. As for the last three changes: though chakra can be converted to stamina, it is not necessarily needed to have stamina in the first place. Look at Lee, yes, he can use chakra through the eight gates, but on the face of it, he can't have that much chakra, can he? Yet, he is one of the toughest characters out there and regularly takes on incredibly tough opponents, who do have access to their chakra and usually have a lot of it (Kisame), and other crazy activities like running 500 laps around Konoha. Rock Lee and several other non-chakra using characters in the series (usually non-shinobi) prove that chakra and stamina are not synonymous. Lastly in my system, 'chakra control', is pretty simple: how ept is a character and controlling their chakra and fine tuning it to specific purposes? The average shinobi/warrior will score around 2.5-3.5 on the chakra control scale; those who are medical ninjutsu users and kinjutsu users will have to have a higher control, ranging from 3.5-4. In most cases, if a character has a high intelligence, chakra control is also likely to be high: e.g. Sakura.
Having explained that, the 'chakra' I use in my system refers to the amount of chakra someone has:
0-1: academy students
1-2: genin, chūnin
2-3: elite chūnin, tokubetsu jōnin
3-4: elite jōnin (including ANBU)
4-5: Kage, jinchūriki
The general skill index will gauge each criteria 0-5 like this.
0-1: indicates a low to no skill at all and perhaps the barest of comprehension when scored in bukijutsu and genjutsu (think academy students or Naruto/ genjutsu)
1-2: indicates a low to average level of skill and/or basic understanding (genin)
2-3: indicates an average to above average level of skill and/or understanding (chūnin)
3-4: indicates an above average to expert level of skill and/or understanding (tokubetsu jōnin/jōnin)
4-5: indicates expert to master level of skill and/or understanding (elite jōnin/Kage)
This is the index for overall skill.
Overall Skill Index
0-10: academy students, rōnin and most non-shinobi fodder. They are weak individually, but may pose a threat in the dozens.
10-15: genin with average skill sets will be in this category.
15-20: talented genin with a lot of potential, usually with some mission experience.
20-25: chūnin who are well-versed in most of basic shinobi combat.
25-30: elite chūnin and tokubetsu jōnin will fit in this category
30-35: jōnin and some ANBU fit will be at this score; they are well-versed in combat, experienced and knowledgeable. e.g. Akimichi Chōza (Ninjutsu: 4.5 Taijutsu: 5 Bukijutsu: 4 Genjutsu: 2.5 Intelligence: 2.5 Strength: 5 Speed: 2 Stamina: 3.5 Chakra: 4 Chakra Control: 3.5 Total: 36.5)
35-40: elite jōnin (ANBU) and Kage-level shinobi, e.g. Kakashi (Ninjutsu: 5 Taijutsu: 4 Bukijutsu: 3.5 Genjutsu: 4 Intelligence: 4.5 Strength: 3.5 Speed: 3.5 Stamina: 3 Chakra: 3.5 Chakra Control: 4.5 Total: 39)
40-45: Kage level, e.g. Jiraiya ( Ninjutsu: 5 Taijutsu: 4.5 Bukijutsu: 3 Genjutsu: 3.5 Intelligence: 4.5 Strength: 4.5 Speed: 4 Stamina: 5 Chakra: 5 Chakra Control: 4 Total: 43)
45-50: Run, e.g. Namikaze Minato (Ninjutsu: 5 Taijutsu: 5 Bukijutsu: 4.5 Genjutsu: 4.5 Intelligence: 5 Strength: 3.5 Speed: 5 Stamina: 4 Chakra: 4 Chakra Control: 4.5 Total: 45)
Everyone is free to use this system if they so choose - I doubt I'm the only one that used something like anyway.
Template: Ninjutsu: 0 Taijutsu: 0 Bukijutsu: 0 Genjutsu: 0 Intelligence: 0 Strength: 0 Speed: 0 Stamina: 0 Chakra: 0 Chakra Control: 0 Total: 0
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2) Level of Technology and Year
The level of technology in the Narutoverse has always been confusing due to the fact there's no actual date given. I've done some research on the matter, you know, nothing complicated, and have come to the conclusion that Naruto either takes place (most realistically) in the 1600s or the 1800s. The reason for this is simple: we know for a fact that Naruto takes place in a world with feudal lords known as daimyou. These feudal lords were around for many years, dating back from the 10th century up until the 19th century. Simply by judging the world on the vague glances we get, I would say the most logical time line would be in the 1600s, also known as the Edo Period (note that this has nothing to do with the kinjutsu Edo Tensei, 'edo' just means 'dirty soil' - a reference to the time of warring states which soiled the earth with blood).
Now, there's not a lot you can do with the dates in Naruto fan fiction. It doesn't really mean anything to us authors and readers, but I thought it would be interesting tidbit. Now, moving on to the level of technology, we have so far seen: TVs, cinemas (movie), computers, modern hospitals, casinos, video conference calls between the Daimyō, chainsaws (filler), guns (in the manga) and so on. Obviously, it can be a bit annoying to sort all the possible and impossible pieces of technology available in the Narutoverse, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. For my own stories, I started with what definitely cannot exist in the Narutoverse, these being:
The internet, nukes, modern machine guns, airplanes, cars, mobile phones - the list goes on, but if you take a good look, you can see, more or less, what is and what isn't possible in the Narutoverse.
What can exist in the Narutoverse, in my stories at least, would be:
Pirate-age pistols and rifles with round bullets as seen in One Piece, airships like zepelins and as seen in Avatar: The Last Airbender: example1, example2, example3, radio sets, and so on. I'll come back to update this later.
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3) Unnamed Characters
It has always annoyed me to no end that Kishimoto just skims over certain characters and never expands on their background. For example, why is Tsunade not called Senju Tsunade? What are Jiraiya's, Orochimaru's and Tenten's lastnames - and what about Sai's and Yamato's real names? Most prominently perhaps, is Konohamaru's father - or lack thereof. Who is he? Is he even alive? I would think, considering Konohamaru is of some significance and that his father or mother (I'm going with father) would be the offspring of the Sandaime, they would at least get a mentioning, even if just in passing? Another thing, what the hell is up with not naming characters of signficance, like the Yondaime Kazekage, Nidaime Mizukage, Sandaime Raikage? It irritates me when a character is introduced without a name giving, it's pet peeve Kishimoto really knows how to irk me with.
Reprise: I don't really mind too much about the third thing on this list personally, but the rating system is really nice to have and the level of technology is good for clearing up any
As Worth Protecting gets deeper and deeper into the plot, characters will develop and their appearance may change. To give you an idea of their current appearance I'll be posting visual aids as I see need be. As of right now they aren't necessary so this space will just remain reserved for when it becomes of use.
A List Of Quotes: In no particular order.
1) "If times a song, I won't wait for its reprise." - Celldweller
2) John: "Who's idea was this anyway?"
John: "Well I have some stupid ideas."
3) “When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.”
4) "The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do."
5) “There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.” - Emerson
6) "The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him." - Emerson
7) “Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.” - Thoreau
8) "I'm not superman, so I can't say anything big like I'll protect everyone on earth. I'm not a modest guy who will say it's enough if I can protect as many people as my two hands can handle either. I want to protect a mountain-load of people." - Ichigo Kurosaki
9) "As long as I don't admit defeat, then it'll never be a loss!" - Black Star
10) "I'll never show you my tears. These are the tears of those who died with regrets. If there's a way to take away these regrets. I'll make sure I'll find it." - Black Star
I'll keep adding on to this.