Author has written 10 stories for Naruto, and Gundam Seed.
Modified April 16th 2007:
No, I have not discontinued any of my fictions, so you people don't need to start going on strikes or drowning yourselves in sorrow with whatever that rocks your boat; as much as your suffering brings a smile upon my face.
Anyway, that's not the point.
Depression is never an easy thing to handle, and I definitely have a poor taste in finding relief right before I find every way possible to run away from the whole damned thing. Despite my poor condition, I haven't abandoned 'Hime Murasaki' or 'Simplicity is Complexity', which both of them are getting very aggravating to write due to their plot advances. I thank all those who are bearing with me and those who have been secretly or not-so-secretly supporting my work. I truly do appreciate it in spite what I say sometimes.
Chapter 7 of Hime should be out once some of my finals are out of the way. With any luck, it might be posted even before that.
And yes, I know I have a very weird profile page. I just don't have the heart to remove it when I received a great deal of praise regarding my honesty after all these months. Happy readings everyone.
Profile of OpForce:
Seasonal Notes: Where OpForce changes his "news" depending on the months of the year. It usually contains nothing good.
I think I am kinda fucked in more ways than one... April... I never liked you during my high school years... so why should I start liking you now?
Okay... what are you really doing here?
As far as I know, you might have clicked it because you were trying to read something else, but yet you stumbled into this humble sanctuary of mine without consent. You just happened to have nothing better to do than to click buttons because your life is so boring that slitting your wrists no longer seems to be such a bad idea when you really need to see some colour.
So, does red blend in well with gray?
And if you did come here deliberately,do allow me to give you a more proper introduction; that is, of course, you don't wish to run away.
Greetings to you, my name is OpForce, because people think the long version is a little too long for their pea-sized brains to remember.
I happen to be a male, where my parents wanted a female, and have not been living in the most eventful life due to financial restrictions in more ways than one. I am smart enough not to get myself in trouble, yet not dumb enough to run convenience stores.
Despite what you may think, I am definitely not someone who could be friends with everyone. In fact, I do intend to keep a distance than to make unnecessary friendships like other optimistic, naive, arrogant, have-too-much-faith, happy-go-lucky, authors. Asking for a speck of dedication is really no different from telling me to have sex with a gay guy in a dark alley.In that spirit, instead of reaching out to the Naruto realm with open arms like some superior spiritual guardian who can make everyone's pain go away, I'd very much rather stay behind in the shadows and observe.
There were a lot for me to absorb.
For starters, FF.NET is very much like a fire. If you are close to it, you feel warm. If you were to stand closer, it will burn you.
Believe me, dear reader who is still here and reading this paragraph of judgmental advice, this fire knows how to burn.
Is it just me, or is this website (FF.NET) becoming a place for just homosexuals and giddy school-girls who like guys way too much for their own good?
With that question listed above hanging, in the best of my ability I try to bring new, original, meaningful fictions to any sector that I could bring myself to write fics on(mainly Naruto and GS/GSD, or perhaps other half-assed completed animes that could have been done better.)
I am too tired of reading cliche fictions, and it absolutely disgusts me to read something popular just because it's completely overdone and takes no wit or intellect whatsoever to comprehend the meaning behind the words. My health is already poor enough, so don't make my intellect sink to their level.
I happen to have a legitimate philosophy about why fics are popular and why some of them can never be. After writing for around 2 years (fan fiction wise, anyway) my studies have finally bare fruit.
In fact, every epic-length fiction I've written are a test. Surprisingly, they have brought forth a great deal of information about readers, authors, and the types of fics that will definitely be accepted despite the content; no matter if it's wonderful or absolutely shit.
Sadly to say, the shit of the shit gets the most recognition above all, which is revolting yet expected. It really makes me wonder what age of simplicity we were living in now. From what I can see, it seems like being a fucked up retard had more benefits than someone who is insightful.
The wise and insightful truly hold no place in FF.NET.
My Writing Style:
I have no interest in becoming a lawyer. I don't make a good politician, and yet I act like one on paper, or so I am told.
And like every good politician, they have a very good way to bullshit.
That's right, people, my style is to BS-with-Style.
How do you do it, then?
You read fictions (I mean real fictions like The KiteRunner, or the whole The Salteron Trillogy,TheDeptford Trillogyby Roberson Davies); watch enlightening TV-shows (perhaps The Colbert Report, or anything that can get you thinking despite it makes you laugh); you ponder and philosophize about issues that are contraversial, that requires more intimate thinking than simply '1 plus 1 is 2'; think about some dilemmas and topics that people your age (in which I assume is between 14 to 35) and give your insights about them in the form of the character etc.
Bottom line is, you make yourself presentable -not with creativity, but with insight. Don't sell yourself short! Make yourself look intelligent and worthy to be listened to, and thus readers will have a sense of confidence in you because they know that the person presenting this information is not a shallow moron. As far as I am concerned, I feel completely insulted after getting hooked onto a fiction where the author is a fucked up, arrogant bitch, who thinks that he/she is a fantastic genius just because they did something everyone in the world has done before.
That is not ingenious.
Let me correct that...
No, it is. You have just become a genius at knowing how to dig your own grave better than others because you know how to sink faster. In fact, you sink so fast that I won't bother to help you since I don't want to share the world, the twisted moronic universe with an unexplainable chill of hopelessness, you want others to live in with you.
To sum it up, you need to read and explore. If you don't read, think, or observe, don't think that your words will have a lot of depth. Mark my words, inhabitants of this website;what you write reflects your personality. Look at me, for instance. You may find me to be strikingly arrogant, yet at least I am honest. If you are a dumbass, then your words will sound arrogant and clueless like most dumbasses I know in real life -and that is provided if you have some wit behind that dumbass exterior. In most cases, their words won't even hit the paper, because they don't even know how to write it out properly. Tragic, isn't it?
I have been praised for many things, even the action scenes... and it irks me. To be blunt and honest with all of you, I don't think I write actions well. I never found it smooth, and I always find my actions having this sort of sluggishness that I cannot put my hands on. People say it is easy to read (which is good) but that's all they say. Am I being too detailed or am I lacking a sense of good elegance in the flow... I really don't know... and it agitates me greatly how I still haven't grasped what the real issue is.
If you really want BS, then try reading a novel. I'll tell you from experience, all novels have that, since all authors want to show off themselves, hoping that their audience would have the prospect of believing that they are smart.
How do you differentiate the good from the crap?
That, my friends, will depend on your intelligence, interest, and desire. I am certain that whatever I view as good does not match your vocabulary.
As far as I know, you might think everything is good because you believe that every writer on this site has poured their hearts out for their creation. And if you are such a person, then you are dead wrong. Sorry to burst your hopeless sense of optimism, but even a happy soul has its limits, and sooner or later they would start to detect just how much effort it took to write crap.
And it really doesn't take a lot of effort...
I prefer fictions that carry that spice of realism; something that I could refer to in real life. Lacking it will make me feel like a having a gravy steak meal without that gravy on top.
Lately, I haven't been really able to find such epic length fictions that actually carry that spark (in the Naruto-verse anyway), that meaning that I have been searching for. The longest fic I have read so far (in the Naruto-verse) is... well, it is a story that has reached popularity in a way that I dislike. I thought that it would be good, so to speak, in terms of content, dialogue, meaning, tasteful, but it turned out to be a cliche piece of crap. It's totally overdone! Dozens, tens, hundreds of writers already tried that idea, and it's such a provendential event that this fic got the recognition it doesn't deserve.What is this fic that I am referring to, you ask? Perhaps you could ask me personally one day, because I don't want to scar the author/authoress' image on my profile.
Smart people, no doubt, already figured out what fic I am talking about. Looking at that name already makes me want to take a knife and kill myself.
That would be mean, wouldn't it? But I do have to say that fiction is one of those cliche garbage fics that most lame ducks fall in love with because it's overused, and conveniently, it does not take muchwillpower and witto comprehend due to its simplicity. Then if it that insulting to others' ability, then why is it read so often and why does everyone review?
We read because we want to feel good. The reason why we do anything in life is to make ourselves feel good and comfortable. You can even say racism existed (Despite the immorality) brought forth a sense of self-confidence because the Whites felt superior over the Blacks. Having that knowledge, we read and write because it does feel good after writing something you put your heart into, and you also feel good, so to speak, after reading something creative.
The most important factor is that people actually feel smart after reading cliche fics, sadly to admit, but that doesn't mean that they are getting any brighter. I mean, how could anyone become better if all the math questions they do are '1 plus 1 is 2'?
My friends, please watch out for these fictions. If you see something that is completely identical to another fiction that you just read fifteen minutes ago, you might reading a cliche fic that is hoping for reviews and recognition.
What fics do I have to make in order to be liked and accepted and I could receive a lot of reviews?
If you are really writing on this website just to receive reviews and recognition, you are better off not writing at all.
This website does not need any more ambitious types who crave for acknowledgement and status above anything else. If you write for that kind of purpose, I am sorry, you ruin the fun for yourself and others. It's disgusting. It's nothing to be proud of. Really now, take your business elsewhere.
Learn to fuck off while you still can.
After writing for around 2 years on this website, I have seen quite a bit. As I switch from fiction to fiction, or start new ones after completing the ones I worked on, I began some testing of my own.
I have finally reached a verdict. The following paragraphs will tell you what fictions are loved, and which ones would not even be cared for even if hell's fire starts its wrath on them.
1. Fics heavily influenced with OCs are not liked.
On mediaminer.org, the admin wrote a good essay about such facts. But here are my two cents.
Those who actually take the time to make creative OCs, I applaude your creativity.
Don't get your hopes up, there is more to come.
You have the guts, the confidence to believe that your made up character is presentable. I am certain that your creativity is something worthy to be praised. However, why aren't people liking them? Because, my friends, the audience doesn't understand it.
It's negligence. They don't want to understand. Do you know why? Because it's too much for their brains to handle. OCs naturally take some for people to adjust, but that means they have to use intelligence for this adapting process. At the same time, they don't understand the OC, and it makes them feel dumb when they don't understand things when they had no problems comprehending other fictions. No one likes to feel dumb, right? And thus, after reading an OC fic, they feel utterly insulted because they realize that they are stupid and ignorant. Come on, no one likes that. They can't blame the author for creating smart characters that are too much for their limited intellect, and therefore, they learn to avoid fictions like that altogether.
In that spirit, people don't read it. This is assuming that the author is good.
Here are the bad sides.
There are many aspects that make people turn away from OC fics. For instance, the lack of confidence in the author's capabilities. It is very difficult for readers to sudden swallow the existence of an OC when they have no idea if this character is even made well. Given the amount of crap that is on this websites, this OC and the author might just be another amateur (or worse) writer who writes sentences that explain the events within four days using ten words or less. No one wants to read that kind of crap -especially when this website is infested with legions of garbage like that everyday.
Unless you are some miracle worker and create a fiction full of OCs in a completely irritating fashion, in which is enough to be called original fiction and it's highly praised... you are better off writing real novels and make some cash out of it. Don't waste your talents on a website like this when you can be as rich as Dan Brown (who is getting sued at the moment) because it's not worth it. I write here because I am not good enough to deal with the real world.
This OC principle, of course, could go both ways. Usually why people don't read OCs is because one; they are completely overdone.
Here is a good number of examples.
Naruto being a girl; that's really gay -especially if you use the name Naru from Love Hina to shorten his original name. Way too oftenly used. Mostly used for the sake of NaruSasu yaoi and so the couple would look more straight than gay. However, the fact that they are trying to setup that intention makes the whole situation even more homosexual than planned. I have tons and tons of shit to blame on homosexuals and their undying craving for male-to-male sex, so don't even get me started on reading these fictions.
A genin team for Naruto; I am sorry, that is shit, too. No one gives a damn fuck about the OCs, not that quick anyway. They want to know how Naruto even got to jounin, or chunnin, or whatever goddamned rank he is and how his life changed or whatnot. The reasons behind his suddenimprovement are usually utmost incompetent, overdone, useless, senseless, expected, and thus, well,I can classify the author as being alame shit who wants to follow the flow than stick with his/her originality.
Some nobody just suddenly appears right in the beginningwhen Naruto and gang are around 18, and then says they have some relationship with one of the characters...I don'tknow what to say... I want to say, "What the hell were you on when you wrote your story?" The best OC fic I have read was Kaarafear-sempai's "Faith Trilogy", in which is still a duology, butI was expectingthe OCs instead of suddenly given one and expect myself to like him/her.
The main problem about OC fics are the whole structure problem. Eleven out of ten people do not know how, when, what, why topresent them. Once you fuck up the timing in the first impression, the fic is dead.
Oh, did I hurt your feelings?
2. Psychological, philosophical, satirical, sarcastic and issue-dealing fictions are not appreciated.
I am not too surprised about this one; since too many people are simple action-crazed idiots. It really shows if you like to think or not. Clearly, a lot of people aren't thinking.
Allow me to ask you something then. What is the key element to be satirical and sarcastic?
You need wit in order to be sarcastic. You can't be sarcastic if you are not witty.
With that said, am I witty then? I wouldn't know, since I never pictured myself as someone who is higher above the plane than others. In other words, I never thought myself as someone better. My intellect is up to you to decide.
Don't worry, I am not that much of an idiot. I have plenty of faces for you to deal with.
As I was kindly saying, the types of fictions that is listed next to the '2' above are not popular either. Here are some of the reasons why.
British humour, people, are a type of humour that needswit to make up and understand. Aside from having good ears, you need to know what it is that they are talking about in order to find it funny. If you are not knowledgable, or even have the ability to look between the lines, or perhaps look a little deeper than scratching the surface, you will just miss the opportunity to laugh.Gold to some, and gibberish to the others. It's not like Chris Rock or Dave Chapelle where they use sex, drugs, and other shit to make people laugh. Those jokes are obvious -despite that it does give me a good laugh after hearing them. Satire, in my opinion, is even harder to pull off than sarcasm, and that takes an incredible amount of wit. Without wit, you can't make satirical words, and more so you cannot understand what makes the satire amusing in the first place.
Good example of satire... watch School Rumble 2nd Term for the megazord look alike in the opening theme. That is a satire of Power Rangers in a very... perverted way.
Unfortunately, there is a shit load of people who cannot comprehend this level of intelligence. And the numbers just decrease everyday, I am afraid. Therefore, reading these fics makes them feel stupid, since they don't understand it. Then, we are back at square one: ignorance. Because it made them feel dumb, they won't read it anymore. No one likes to be an idiot, right? They want to feel smart! And when something upsets that brain that happens to be at the size of a pea, mommy always taught them to move away and try something at a lower caliber.
Is it any wonder why brain cells aren't growing?
Intelligence sure appears to degenerate at a horrifically quick rate per day.
The only thing people are good for in the 21st century is sex. Sex, much sex, and much more sex.
It must be very rewarding. Good for you.
3. Cliche, predictable, overused, overdone, unoriginal fictions are highly loved.
Why are these fictions so loved when there are over a hundred other fics that are just like theirs?
Look at it.It has the same content, same plot line, same order of action, same reaction towards a certain subject, same style of talking, same dialogue, same pairing falling in love with each other immediately after reuniting with another, same conflict, same scene before the hero and heroine fuck another... Wow, this fic is nearly the same as that last fic I read!
(The following is an example of a reaction of some lame duck reader while reading a cliche fic as he/she explains their reaction as they read. It should look something like this)
Hey, I know what is going to happen! Let's see... um... Naruto comes back after 3 years... yes, yes... and then Hinata notices him again... and I know that he will notice her, too. Oh my God! I am right! He did notice her! Oh, oh, I know this, I know what is about to come... They talk... about stuff like romance... Holy... did you see that, did you see that, Hinata banished her shyness (some of it, anyway) and actually talked to Naruto... and man, he talked to her, too! Oh god, that is, like, so exciting! He was so loud, too, as though he didn't change at all. But like, I love him loud because I wouldn't understand why he wouldn't be. I love that talking scene, like, I so knew that it was going happen, but it is just so exciting to see that scene again. Oh yeah, I so knew, and I so know that they are going to date after they talked to another for 1 hour. What do we have here... Naruto just asked Hinata for a date, just like I predicted... and she said, 'yes', oh yeah, I knew she would say yes!
I think like dates are really awesome, I mean, that is how they know each other, right? But dates are nothing without that kiss, and I am so waiting for that kiss. I know that they will kiss, like, it has to be done, and if they don't kiss each other -Oh shit, they kissed! They kissed! And after the first date, too! Oh, oh, damn, that was sweet. I, like, so knew that they would kiss, but damn, after the first date! I am so surprised, and even though every other fiction wrote it like that... damn, that got my blood running! After dates always come the sex, but like Hinata is too shy and stuff, you know, like she can't ask Naruto to have sex because she is so shy and stuff. She needs some confidence, you know, and there is no one better to ask than Sakura!
Like, you and I both know that Sakura will so encourage the sex, because she did that before in other fics, and all of them make her into that good friend role and she will so encourage Hinata to go on with it. Better yet, Sakura will make Hinata dress up nicely, because like, you know, it makes her all sexy and stuff and Naruto is such a pervert and stuff. You know Naruto would just fall completely in love with her and then fuck her. I already know that this will take place in Naruto's home, and she would be alone in her dress, or whatever, just hungrily waiting for him and so they can make love. Oh, my God, Naruto finds her sexy! He is watching her... his hormones are kicking in... Hinata likes it... shit, they do it at last! I so knew they would do it, and goddamn, they said the exactly the same shit as that other lemon fic I read yesterday, but this one added this one new line that spiced everything up for the better!
Wow, I can't believe the fic is over... Shit, I knew exactly what was going to be on it before I read it... Every scene I thought of was used... in the same order, too... Wow, I must be a genius! I understood this fic completely! It was like, no challenge! I am smart! I am intelligent! I can't believe how smart this fiction made me! This is the best! I have to thank the author for making me feel so smart! I got to give them a review for my gratitude! I am smart, bitches! I am smart!
(End of Example, thank goodness I'm done!)
Yes, cliche fics brings this sense of illusion to people; the illusion of false intelligence and yet it seems ever so real.
Mark my words; I said 'seems'.
Readers don't need to think, because the author thinks for them! It would be even better if the author spoonfeeds their audience, and therefore the readers have it even easier when they read by not even having a need to do anything anymore.
If you do still do not understand why cliche, overdone fictions are most preferred and gain the most amount of reviews after reading my example... then you are a complete fucking moron.
Let us play a game.
IFyou manage to figure out what ficI just named up there, I will personally congratulate you with a shower of praises. The reward is not much, but please do try it out.
Now you know what you have to do to make a fiction that could gain you reputation and reviews. So, if you are a new author who wants to make a fiction for Naruto or whatever... what are you going to make?
I will tell you, reviews DOES NOT make the fic good. Be weary, people, a lot of fics that might have impressive reviews do not reflect the quality at all. Be very careful when you decide what is truly 'good'.
What types of fics have I created so far?
The Cliche: Downfall of the Light 1 and 2.
The reviews don't please me as much as you may think.
The OCs: Downfall of the Light 3.
Very fruitful responses about my OC being a total bitch. Great.
The philosophical and sarcastic: Simplicity is Complexity.
I managed to narrow down my readers by quite a lot, most of them are quite intelligent, and yet still some morons remained, thinking that they could outwit me with their share of low calibur intellect. Words really reflect personalities.
I am sure the amount of reviews should prove my philosophies to be correct. Their results truly upsetted me. Yet, I still write, because there are people out there who do understand, there are those who look beyond the surface, and there are people who do appreciate the complexities, and there are others who want to battle out against this injustice of the cliche and ignorance. Sometimes, I don't know why I write anymore, but luckily for me there are those people who actually know the difference between crap and decent, or crap and good.
I don't write for morons. I refuse to lower my intelligence so I could have a conversation with someone who happens to be an idiot, and who thinks George Bush is a genius for saying, "Most of our imports come from overseas."
What Authors Do I Hate: AND this list will only grow longer.
I feel like an ass, so I will put this here, too. The terms Icreated are in my opinion only. You can use your own judgment in interpreting these types of people. On mediaminer.org, the essay also talks about this subject.
1.The Inconfident Types:Where they always say that their summaries suck cock, and yet then they say theirstory doesn't. If you can't write a summary, I can't expect you to write a story either.I think I will just move along.
2. The NooB types: These people want reviews just because it is their first fic and they degrade themselves like dogs and beg for it. If the fic is good, then people will know and acknowledge it. If it's shit, well, you should know that ahead of time! Just because it's your first fic does not mean readers are going to appreciate it if they read crap, right?
3. The Desperate Types: These people demand reviews or they won't continue. You know what, I won't give you a review because I do want you to quit! People such as these should not infest this website any worse than they already have.
4. The Complaining Types: You people expect recognition, and these people are mostly girls and some pansy guys who feed themselves off their fame. Just because you wrote something, you expect people to comment on it. In addition, if you are 'well known', you automatically want reviews. You will go posting notes like, "People readmy workand they don't review, or they don't leave any words behind and it makes me (Insert your preferred word that makes you angry)", and it fucking sickens me. Then,you get 40reviews and above andyou are still NOT satisfied.
What is your damn problem? Is pride dominating your senses?
I receive 1K hits and above for my SIC chapters, and all I get are 16 reviews per chapter. Do you see me complaining? Do you see me crying to myself out of self-pity? Get a grip, morons. Life is like that, and it always will. It's a bitch, accept it.
Perhaps you are not getting reviews because your ambitions took the better of you. Better yet, you write crap! I don't give my words to those who write crap. You earn respect, bitches.
There is a lot more of different varieties of pathetic writers, but I think I will stop here for the sake of my negativity not to dive any deeper.
This list will definitely increase -trust me.
Why doesn't OpForce read your fics?
In all honesty, I do read, but I just don't read them here often anymore. Legions of filth filter in this site daily, and I cannot start differentiating them one by one to classify which ones I would like. Besides, 2K words isn't something I am looking forward to reading.
If you do want me to read your fiction, then PM me on your account. Then I will gladly offer up my time in some weird fashion and read it and give you a comment. I don't mind helping, believe me, but don't expect me to voluntarily help you when all you need to do is ask. It's not like I am going to say, "Fuck off," I have more courtesy than that.
You just need to ask.
And another thing... a lot of fics... It's too review-biased. Just because you have 1K reviews does not mean I will read it. I am a rebel, people. You have more than enough readers already, and there are a lot of them out there that have more potential than you, cliche loving bitch. Once you hit clicheness, your fiction is dead in my eyes.
Jokes that I insert in Simplicity and Complexity:
It's a fact that I put in a lot of jokes that I hear, watch, or I make them up into SIC. The purpose, of course, is to spice up my words to have a little bit of sarcastic and satirical humour behind it.
This section will get a little more full when I start to differentiate the humour from my paragraphs in SIC when I have the time.
Some of the jokes are taken from these resources:
1. The Colbert Report.
And a lot more.
This website sickens me.
It's not like I would love to talk anymore than I already have, seriously. Ever since I became more involved on this website again, I have found a great deal of pricks once more. A lot of fools. A legion of idiots who are writing lame action or romance just for their review count to increase. If you suck at action, don't write it. Eleven out of ten fics I have read so far that included action... man, the author must have sucked a lot of cock just to get that sort of recognition. There are exceptions, of course, I am not that cynical.
And what's worse... oh, there are worse things that have happened ever since I startedposting up more stories. I've met a lot more fags, and you can't really say that I like what I am seeing. I truly wonder why this site creates morons;a friend of mine asked and told me that... and ever since that day there hasn't been a moment where I don't ask myself that question to remind me that I should lose hope in humanity than pray for them.
Seriously speaking, if I meet someone who is absolutely like me in almost every way, I will definitely try my best to marry her. Despite my negative nature, I could use some hope sometimes, and this site had shown me the worst of the worst.
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