Yo. Kaleesh here. 22, U S of A.
The stuff I'm most involved in here is Supernatural, Hellsing, Harry Potter, Criminal Minds, Naruto, and Danny Phantom, with the occasional M*A*S*H or Sandman crossover fic thrown in... (Because honestly, there is probably only a tiny handful of people that can even come close to the level of writing those have and don't need a second universe as a crutch.) I rather wish Hellboy had a bigger presence here.
My favorite books and authors are The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Harry Potter, Robert Louis Stevenson (my favorite of his is Markheim), John Keats, Arthur Rimbaud, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, The Hobbit, and the fascinatingly bizarre autobiography of Salvador Dali. I play and love WoW(Kaleesh, Alliance, Perenolde-US), Okami, Silent Hill, adding mods to Skyrim until it breaks, LoZ:TP, laughing while I die in shooter games, Metroid Prime 1-3, Shadow of the Colossus, and lots of others that I can't recall.
My musical loves are Bob Dylan, Lou Reed & the VU, David Bowie, The Cramps, John Cooper Clarke, Gorillaz, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, The Doors, etc...
I love writing and, if my friends and professors are to be believed, I'm fairly good at it. Though I haven’t yet posted much online through a combination of crippling perfectionism, shyness, and a raging, OCD-fueled inferiority complex, I am always available to proofread or offer advice on any stories you may have... If you're willing to overlook the former, anyway... >.> My ADHD does not do wonders for my attention span, so it is rare for me to write full reviews when left to my own devices, but I will write one for anyone who asks.
If you are writing a story that includes characters with anxiety and the aforementioned issues and need help, I can offer first-hand experience to anyone that asks!
FAVORITE THINGS:DEAN WINCHESTER IS A PRECIOUS BEING Kakashi, Gaara, Rock Lee, Haku(!!!!!!), Itachi, Pain I have SUCH a fixation on evil!Kakashi right now. It's too bad it's so hard to find. (If you find a good one PLEASE TELL ME) FICS OF CHARACTERS' TRAGIC CHILDHOODS ARE MY LIFEBLOOD. Also, adoption fics. Especially Kakashi-adopts-Naruto fics ヽ(*・ω・)ﾉ Bob Dylan. I've seen him live twice, SUCKERS!!! One time he looked in my general direction. It was the high point of my life. *swoons* There are seriously not enough kyuubi Naruto fics on this goddamn site bitching not exercising surrealism (knocks on your door HELLO DO YOU HAVE A MOMENT TO TALK ABOUT OUR LORD AND SAVIOR ZDZISŁAW BEKSIŃSKI??????) Painted nails on men are HELLA HOT *smacks Itachi on the butt*
Things I DON'T LIKE:Tag your goddamn incest fics, fuckwads People that suddenly vanish with no explanation, especially when leaving unfinished fics in their wake! At least say goodbye... Fics where Kakashi takes off his mask too much make me VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. Yes, I know you can't have a mask in the way in a romance fic, but it's just... unnatural. Shitty horror. Silent Hill GOOD, Hostel BAD. People that get all pissy and indignant when someone criticizes the direction a series is taking. If you've been involved in gaming fandoms at all you probably know exactly what I'm talking about. This particular breed of bitching-about-people-making-honest-criticisms is gross in a way I cannot adequately describe. Grow a thicker skin, damn-- And when a person with 3 anxiety disorders tells you to grow a thicker skin, that's really saying something... Fics where some horrible secret is revealed and literally everyone is completely okay with it. Have some variety, damn. Bashing. Especially Dumbledore. I mean, what, did you get bored spreading rumors in middle school so you stooped to slandering fictional characters? Including Haku for the sole purpose of roflstomping him into oblivion. This goes beyond me liking the character. It's just shitty writing to include an entire arc for next to no reason. People that enjoy eating raw, whole tomatoes Writing Lee and Guy as though they are completely incapable of serious conversation, god damn it Acting like you're capable of diagnosing mental disorders. There is a difference between hyperbole and reckless fucking stupidity. FICS WHERE PEOPLE IN THEIR TEENS FALL FOR SMALL CHILDREN. Just because the older character acknowledges that it's odd that they're lusting at a 7 year old (I HAVE ACTUALLY SEEN THIS) does not make it okay, oh my God. Throwing rape around like some cheap, easy way to garner sympathy for your characters. Seriously, what is wrong with you people? I absolutely cannot stand Yaoi, Mpreg, fem!, harems, and all that other gross middle school bullshit. I mean, seriously, Mpreg? You people call yourselves writers?
... Seriously. Fetishizing a real orientation to get your rocks off, like gay people are your little fuck puppets or something? Not cool. If you think it's gross and objectifying when men drool about lesbians, y'all shouldn't just turn around and drool about yaoi.
I don't much care for romance in fics. Romance in general tends to detract from the story completely- it virtually always derails something that was kickass into completely offtopic drivel. It doesn't add anything to the story. It's not like I'll immediately stop reading material that has two people simply acting like they're in a relationship at all; It's just a massive pain when a story comes to a halt for it.
I don't like unrealistic pairings, either. Yeah, Gaara is one of the hottest characters out there, but let's not kid ourselves- I cannot for a second even fathom him actually being in a relationship, or even being intimate, for that matter...
If another person writes a fic where a psychologist diagnoses Sasuke as 'clinically psychotic' I will fucking dropkick you I swear. And I don't even like Sasuke.
Decent, full list of recs coming soon. Obviously, I'd recommend anything in my favorites, but I am going to give a special spot to exceptionally good fics up here. It's a good way to avoid bumping into guilty pleasure fics, yeah?
Hermes' Wings Were Black by death-in-the-orchard
Characters: Alexander Anderson, Alucard
Summary: Abraham van Hellsing, Alexander Anderson, and Alucard... Anderson falls one hundred years into the past. Warning: mature theme, language, and some gore...
Notes: Hellsing's first days are not a happy sight.
Cogito Ergo Sum by Moon Ecstasy
Characters: Naruto, slight Hinata
Summary: There were days when he wondered if he existed at all.
A/N: It is my belief that no one could live their childhood the way Naruto did, and come out wholly unscathed. There would be permanent scars that no amount of time could heal and only love, no matter it's form, could sooth.
Notes: How does this story have practically no stats this is fuckign gross I wasn't going to start this section yet but I friggin scrambled to put this story up bc that just isnt right dude
Yet Another Snape Meets the Dursleys Story by rabbit and -v-Jinx-v
Characters: Harry, Snape, Petunia, Vernon, Dudley
Summary: When Snape is called to the Dursleys' by an urgent message, he does not find what he expects to find.
Notes: ... I have spent the MONTHS since first reading this story desperately trying to find another that does Snape as mind-destroyingly good as this does. The gigantic hole in my heart remains unfilled. Don't read if you don't want every other Snape story you read after this to seem like a pile of garbage.
...Seriously, though- real story notes time- The premise is, I admit, far-fetched. But don't let that stop you, don't you DARE.
Little Prodigy by Jinky
Characters: Itachi, Other, Reader, Various
Summary: How would it feel to be a prodigy’s little kid? Not just any prodigy, per se, but Uchiha Itachi’s kid... It wasn't an easy life, but it was the life he gave you and the life you accepted... and you wouldn't want it any other way.
Notes: Oh. My. Gosh. What a lovely little fic. A mix of warm fuzzies, badass-Itachi, and getting your heart mercilessly ripped out, thrown on the ground, and stomped on. An nice character study of Uchiha Itachi.
The Language That God Speaks by LizBee
Sandman/Harry Potter crossover
Characters: Hermione, Snape, Dream, Various
Summary: Pratchett reassured us that all libraries are one, and Gaiman told us about one particularly unique library. Hermione discovers a twenty-year-old experimental potion which allows her to access the Dreaming.
Notes: Written in precisely the right spirit for a Sandman fic. More writerly than your average fic, too.
Resurrection by Ghostbadgers
[Chapter 1] - [Chapter 2] - [Chapter 3] - [Chapter 4]
Characters: Danny and Fentons-centric
Summary: AU where Danny’s parents found him dead in front of the portal and used ghost-DNA to “revive” him.
Notes: Like all of ghostbadger's stuff, this AU is tragically beautiful. A mix of sci-fi and horror. Killer art goes along with each chapter.
Here, I am putting things that are more multimedia- things that include fanfiction but go above and beyond, like freeform AUs and roleplaying blogs.
Trepidation AU by Ghostbadgers
[The beginning] - [The transformation] - [The explanation]
Summary: Danny’s world is dark, full of fear, horror and depression. And part of him is the reason.
He is a half ghost. To his knowledge the only one in existence. Ghosts in this universe are vastly different from the show, though. They have a different mindset and are what they are supposed to be: dark and scary.
Notes: This is probably the best fan effort I've come across. It's not just a fanfic. Ghostbadgers made this AU and is filling it up with art, writing, and various odds and ends. Absolutely fantastic art, by the way. Trepidation has a dedicated blog, Imnohero, partially an askblog and partially everything-else, and is also spread throughout Ghostbadgers' main blog under its tag.
Since it is not just the traditional fanfic, it's not that clear where to start, so I provided three things in order that I highly recommend you look at first above.