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Author has written 5 stories for Harry Potter, Yu Yu Hakusho, and D.Gray-Man.
I have since gotten a new computer, but writting has been non existant for me for almost a year now. However! I have appreciated every message and every review I have gotten since the last time I posted anything. They make me miss getting them more often, and being able to post about a story that others appreciate. It use to be that I would look at a word document and shiver in horror, but I think I'm getting over that now.
I am trying to decide what I want to do. I am soon going to start an Original book but doing another fanfiction might be very helpful to me right now. But I'm stuck on what to do. I could go over TAFD and rewrite it, not just fix up the errors, which is tempting (I look back at it now and wonder why so many people liked it!). Or I could just do another altogether (Or... both... depending on how writing again makes me feel). I know I need to finish the YYH story. But then I can't decide between DGM and HP. I have a vague actual idea for HP, not so much for DGM. But I miss the DGM fandom, what with the actual manga being so... unreliable.
Anyways, the point in this update is to say thank you for continued support, and to give the warning that who knows, maybe you'll see me updating again sometime soon!
Hello! Welcome to my profile page. I've technically had this profile for quite a while now, but I only just started publicly posting fanfiction with They All Fall Down. I'm... less embarrassed than I use to be about posting them, but I know I still have a long way to go with improving my writing. Any compliments, critisism, ideas, or advice are all welcome. I don't bite at random PMs. Promise, haha.
I have to thank the reviewers. They are are the sole reason I completed TAFD, as I'm not very good at finishing long projects. They helped inspire me when I didn't know what to write, or just had no drive to do so.
Personal stuff that you may or may not care to read:
Name: Well, my 'internet name' is Jade Ookami. It's a very old name, which I still answer to and if you see it on any other site it's probably me too, but I may be changing this sooner or later.
My Deviantart account:
AIM: I use it. If you want to have a conversation, I don't mind giving it to you if you ask.
Age: I'm not old. I'm not as young as some anymore. I'm somewhere in the lower middle. Teehee?
Birthday: May 13 (Taurus)
Favorite colors: Gold. Period. But Black, red, and copper are all nice too.
Favorite animal: Wolf and Pheonix, because apparently I'm cliche like that.
Favorite music: Almost anything, with the exception of Opera. Rock, mostly. Favorite bands/singers are Breaking Benjamin, Marilyn Manson, Eiffle 65, E Nomine, DBSK, Skillet, Poets of the Fall, Pillar, Nightwish, Switchfoot, A Perfect Circle, Enya, Sum 41, SHINee, Three Days Grace, Eyeshine, Nanne Gronvall, The Rasmus, Thousand Foot Krutch, Paramore, Fort Minor, Creature Feature, and so, so many more.
Favorite games: Kingdom Hearts (Is this on everyone's list?), Dirge of Cerberus, Devil May Cry (1, 3, and 4), Mario 64, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart, Guitar Hero, Mortal Kombat (Even though I suck at it), Persona 3/P3P/4, and maybe a few more.
Favorite anime/manga: D. Gray Man, Inu-yasha, Full Metal Alchemist, Wolf's Rain, Hellsing, Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho, Mar, Angel Sancuary, Akumetsu, Dragon Ball Z, DNAngel, Naruto (Not so much, lately), Death Note, Vampire Knight, Claymore, Eyeshield 21, One Piece, and I'm no doubt missing some.
They All Fall Down is a Harry Potter and D. Gray Man crossover. In it, Harry is not (Really) an exorcist, and the exorcists are not wizards. Nobody from the Black Order teaches at Hogwarts, and nobody from Hogwarts becomes part of the Order. Well, not really. I tried to tie the two universes together in a new way.
I was so tempted to create it because not only does the D. Gray Man fandom not big enough (And thus does not draw or write enough of it, in my opinion XD) but I have this strange fascination with Harry Potter crossovers. I wanted to create one that fit more to my tastes and ideas. In all honesty, it's a cracktastic idea, though it's a pretty serious story, but I thought it'd be fun. And it was. Very fun. I never thought I'd finish it, but I did. I never thought it'd be over thirty chapters, but it's over fifty. I never thought I'd break 50,000 words, but I broke 200,000 words. And I never thought I'd get over 100 reviews, but I got over ten times that. TAFD was one huge surprise for me XDDD I'm glad that I got so many people who liked it. COMPLETE
Ashes, Ashesis just a one-shot booklet that is based off of They All Fall Down (Haha at the title. At least they fit together). I mentioned it several times in TAFD as an idea, and was surprised by several people saying they were interested. I lost my ability to write for a long time, but now that I can again, I've decided to give it a try. In it, there are one-shots that might just be scenes that already happened, except from someone elses' POV, or scenes that could fit in but wasn't in TAFD, or just things that could have happened in that universe. It could be one chapter or it could be 100. No clue. And if there's something someone would like to see in it (Like, Idk, Fred and George giving Lavi pranking lessons or something XDDD), I'd be happy to hear the suggestion.
Not All Hero's Are Shining is a Yu yu Hakusho fanfic that is just suppose to be a smaller story compared to TAFD. I have always kind of wanted to see a certain character return to meet Yusuke again, and I've never, ever seen it done. So when I got TAFD done and thought about what to write next, this is what came about. I don't think it's written as well as TAFD, but I'm trying ; It's got little to no romance, with probably only bare mentions of Yusuke and Keiko (Not a fan, personally, but it's canon.)
Indivisible is another DGMxHP crossover. I made it because I still liked the idea but TAFD was over. In this one, Harry IS an exorcist (I almost did Noah!Harry instead, but alas). It starts in Year One. He's still Gryffindor, but he's been raised the last several years in the Black Order, so thus he's far more mature. Allen Walker isn't around yet, and probably won't show up for several years. If it gets that far. It's in a strange tense and is connected by drabbles.
Forgotten History is a one-shot. Yet another DGMxHP crossover, it takes place after the end of HP, though before the epilogue, and far after the end of DGM. It has snippets of things Lavi wrote, and until TAFD, doesn't ignore the time period difference. This will remain as a one-shot by me... unless someone decides to take it up to continue it. Details are inside the story. COMPLETE
In Chapter 25 of TAFD, Komui gives Harry a personalized outfit made out of the same materials as the exorcist uniforms. Illistrated here:
Reji-Neguro is making a comic/doujin of They All Fall Down! You can read it here:
TAFD fanart! By 3leavesclover on Deviant:
FRENCH TRANSLATION can be found here!!!:
Yaoi/Yuri: I have little to no real opinion on this. I don't mind it. I'm not a fangirl of it. To be honest, I can enjoy probably any pairing out there that doesn't cross certain boundries if it's explained and written well. I believe that certain characters simply aren't gay, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying good fanfiction. I also think most girls who are fans romanticize it a lot. I'm not really sure why, but I guess if guys are expected to like Yuri, girls liking Yaoi isn't so strange.
OC's: I like OC's. I like them, I make them. However, I don't ever give them a major part in any fanfiction, though, because it's really hard to write an OC that most people like when they want to read about the real characters of the series. Most people can't do that. To those who can, I admire you. But I still prefer to avoid major OC's.
Mary Sues: These are hard to avoid, but I really detest them. I really fear the idea of one of my own characters turning into one, and I hate reading about them. If you want to write such a story, that's fine, but I don't want to read it.
Flamers: I suppose that a 'Flame' is pretty insulting no matter which way you put it. You know, the ones that say nothing but "this sux11!!1!!!one!11!!!" with nothing better to say. Personally, I think such people are wasting their time. Freedom of Speech and all, so there's no point yelling at people not to do it, but they're just wasting everyone's time, including their own. Move on to the next person, please, I'm not interested.
Constructive Criticism: Yes please! I know some people ask for this and then don't take it very well (I've seen such conversations from the outside before. It makes me wince terribly.) Admittedly I could be a bit touchy when I was younger too, I think. But now with a slightly vested interested in being better, I look forward to receiving it.
Incest: This use to be a lot more popular. I'm glad that it's died out some. This I have a problem with when the author unrealistically ignores any expected problems or issues with the relationship that the setting of the story demands. If it's in a world that such things are completely normal, well, I suppose I don't really have a problem with it. But if it's, say, a story in modern time? Yeah, probably not going to go over so well with everyone. There's also the fact some people pair together characters that I just don't think would ever do that (Say... Itachi and Sasuke?).
OOC: Out of Character characters, in other words. Seeing that none of us are the original authors, I think it's safe to say that, most likely, everyone's rendition of established characters is OOC. And a lot of people genuinly try their best to get the characters as close to right as they can, but might fall a little short. I don't like extreme OOCness. Likewise, I've read some really amazing stories where technically they are OOC, but the author's versions of them are just as good, if not sometimes better, than the originals.
However. There's the ones that claim it's okay because it's FANfiction. That's right, it is, but the whole basis behind fanfiction, is to use the characters of some series, above all else, whatever environment you put them in. A happy Sasuke, or an emo Luffy, or cuddly Kanda are all OOC, and it's not alright to change them just because you want to, because then they aren't the character's they're suppose to be. It's different if you change a certain event, and thus the general outcome of their life, such as if Itachi never killed the clan. If that was so, then Sasuke would not be such a jerk, he probably wouldn't be quite as quiet or reserved, and would be more vocal, more expressive, and probably more jealous/envious and whatnot. But he wouldn't be kind and caring.
AU's: Alternate Universe. These, I often like a lot. After the huge rage of them a few years ago, I can't say I'm super fond of high-school AU's anymore, though. I've read some good ones. I've read LOTS of bad ones. My favorite's are Time Travel and What if? types.
Genderbend: ... I like these in art. It's funny to see and wonder at. I don't like them in fanfiction. It seems to be the most popular, that I have personally seen in my experience, with Allen Walker. I don't know why this is so. But I don't really like the idea of a female Allen, or a female Kanda, or a gender change of anyone unless it's brief and played for laughs.
Crossovers: Ha! I'm pretty sure it's obvious that I quite like these. I'm very fond of them. I like trying to tye together universes in believable ways. Probably, eventually, I'll venture into other ideas besides DGMxHP.
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