Author has written 21 stories for Naruto, Bleach, Tactics, D N Angel, Anime X-overs, Inuyasha, and One Piece.
As of 2008 Nov 1: Gomen nasai, minna. I've been going through a rough patch since my grandmother passed away last year. I've just begun going through the last chapters of Wait for Me: Searching, and I'll be uploading them soon. In the meantime, I'm also writing the last book of the Wait for Me series. No more after that. I promise. It's long enough as it is.
And the Glossary is updated once a week, so you'd want to read over it again if you haven't done it in awhile. You'd be surprised at how much it has grown.
Fire: Here we are! This is a joint account for Fire and Sand! I'm Fire no Kumo--call me Fire or Kumo--and this is the lazy-bum Sand! (whispers to Sand) Should I tell them your real name?
Sand: (glares at Fire)...
Fire: Uh...just Sand then!
Sand: (pulls out Gaara) This is my cowriter. (turns to Gaara and points to Fire) Put out Fire.
Gaara: (looks at Fire) Sabak--
Fire: (screams) No! NONONONONONO...NO! You can't put me out! I'm not really made of fire!
Gaara: (narrows eyes at Fire) ...Kyuu!
Fire: Waah! (yells out) Sasuke, save me!
Sasuke: (looks at Gaara) No. (pulls out Naruto) You save Fire.
Naruto: Um...Gaara, you're trying to become a nice person, remember?
Gaara: (lowers hand from Sabaku Sousou and turns to Sasuke) I'll just leave your cowriter like this.
Sand: But you're a psycho, remember?
Gaara: (undecided) ...
Fire: Um...I'm supposed to help Sand become a better writer. Do you really want to do all the work?
Gaara: (looks at Fire) Maybe in a few months, I'll kill you.
Fire: Well, here's a list of info you might want to read, otherwise just read our stories. I update more than Sand since Sand's a recluse.
Naruto: (points to self) What about me?
Sand: No one cares about you.
Fire: Well, read on! You don't want to listen to us bicker any longer!
All Fire's stories are written with the help of Uchiha Sasuke (copyright Kishimoto-sensei)
Fire: Yes there is romance, fighting (blood and violence), angst, tragedy, adventure (somewhat), and horror (somewhat) in the Wait for Me series--and any other series that I might want to write--so I'm trying to figure out what genre is best. For each book, I'm just going to put what is most prevalent but these genres listed are in all of them! So, warning to you all: my stories are written in SG (Screwed-up Genre) where anything can happen. That means if you get offended easily by anything in particular, avoid them.
Stories by Fire: (I've decided to group them together depending on series and relevance of their grouping)
Wait for Me Series Naruto: (in cronological order according to the story's timeline, not in the order I wrote them; cronologically, it's Leaving, Crystalline Mirage and Following, Aku no Yami and Searching)
Wait for Me: Crystalline Mirage--a Naruto fanfic written with the help of Naruto and Kakashi (along with Sasuke because he oversees everything)--Naruto, Kakashi and Sasuke centric--a prequel to the first book to explain how everything came to be how it was at the beginning of the first book (since Sasuke is supposed to be with Orochimaru, there must be a good reason for the shortage of missions and Kakashi must have had a reason for being missing for so long, and blah, blah, blah current state of Naruto anime and manga). Probably written more for people who have read the first book and have a lot of unanswered questions, but if you like SasuNaru yaoi and happy endings, this might be for you. Like I said, it stands on its own. How long do I have to keep repeating this? (romance with mild humour)
Wait for Me: Leaving--a Naruto fanfic written with the help of Sasuke and Naruto (also copyright Kishimoto-sensei) currently finished-Naruto and Sasuke centric--first book in the Wait for Me series but each book stands on its own so if you don't want to read the whole series, you can just read one. You'll still get a sense of the storyline although you won't get the big picture. That's only if you read the whole series. (tragic romance with a lot of angst)
Wait for Me: Aku no Yami--a Naruto fanfic written with mostly with Sasuke--Sakura and Kakashi centric--a sidestory to Wait for Me: Following to explain what happened to Sakura during the month between the time she left Konoha and the time she arrived in Oto. If you thought Sakura was OOC in Following, definitely read this. It will explain how she changed. Written more for the people who read the second book and has a lot of unanswered questions. If you hate Sakura and want to watch her suffer, this could be for you. I torture her a lot in this story (warning for Sakura-lovers). And this stands on its own--like all other stories I write--although it does go into the second book, Wait for Me: Following, so don't yell at me if it seems to end on a cliffhanger. (slight romance, mostly darkfic, angst, mildly tragic)
Wait for Me: Following--a Naruto fanfic written with the help of Kakashi and Sakura won't be loading it until the first book has been uploaded--Kakashi and Sakura centric--second book in the Wait for Me series. Also stands on its own, like the rest of the books in this series. (dark romance with some angst but mostly just a lot of dark)
Wait for Me: Searching--a Naruto fanfic written with the help of (another two Naruto characters in addition to Sasuke but you'll have to wait for the second book to finish loading to find out whom)--(and of course the story will be centered around these characters)--third book in the Wait for Me series. This is the last book so if you're bored of reading my writing by now, you can finally stop. If I get enough requests for a sequel, I might write one more. And yes...this does stand on its own so if you don't want to continue reading or if you just want to read this kind of story, you can stop, or just read this story. It's up to you. (angsty romance with a lot of angst, mildly tragic or very tragic, however you want to see it. Slight darkfic. And when I say dark, I mean this will be dark. Not for the faint of heart.)
Red: The Colour of Flames (title going under revision; I'll post it up when I have a final title for this story)--a Bleach fanfic--Renji and Tatsuki centric with minor Orihime, Ichigo, Rukia and Rangiku sides--written with the help of Renji, Sasuke (of course), Tatsuki, Orihime and Rukia (who just wanted to screw around with Renji's life), and proofread by Ishida--because he's so smart and too arrogant to allow anyone else to do it--so for all my Naruto fans, gomen nasai. This is a TatsuRen fic so if you don't like it, don't read it. I personally love this pairing because I see a lot of potential in it. This is not a series--just a story in two parts--so don't worry about it being too long. Projected loading of the first chapter is in mid to late February/March (I'm revising the storyline so thedeadlinehas been pushed back, gomen again), unless I get distracted by the Wait for Me series, but I doubt that. And no matter how tragic this is, this will have a happy ending so don't cry too much when you read this. (tragic romance with lots of angst, some fluff and some humour)
Oneshots done by Fire:
Burning Fire--this is an OrochiTsunade--is it written like this? I don't know. Arrgh!--just because I love this pairing. This is a oneshot so don't kill me if you want more. There's an actual OrochiTsunade fanfic with multiple chapters coming up in the works but I'm still hammering out the storyline. Projected loading of the first chapter should be around early February or early March unless I get distracted by the Wait for Me series or Red: The Colour of Flames. (some romance, a little bit of insight into Orochimaru's character--what I think he's like inside)
Blood Covered Stars--another Bleach fanfic. This is a TatsuRen oneshot for the TatsuRen C2 community, Moonbeams of Fire. There's really nothing more to say about it except that there's fighting in it. Can you guess? (romance, action--as in fighting--and some angst because for some reason, I can't write anything that doesn't have angst in it)
Fire's Summaries: (complete summaries for people who are curious about what happens in the entire story--oneshots not included, not grouped in any particular order)
Wait for Me: Leaving--Sasuke had agreed to go on a date with Sakura just so she would stop asking, but misunderstandings arise between members of Team Seven as Naruto is suddenly left out of the group. With Kakashi-sensei nowhere in sight, Sasuke, Sakura and Naruto is tangled in a world that even their shinobi knowledge couldn't get them out of. The confusing world of Love. And with Kakashi's return, everything just becomes more and more complicated. Their world is about to turn upside down, and things will never be the same in Konoha again. Onesided SakuSasu. SasuNaru yaoi.
Wait for Me: Following--there is a mysterious new ally in Otogakure and Kakashi was the one who discovered it. In the strange aftermath of Team Seven's tragedy, Kakashi receives the chance to bring back a bit of normalcy...but things aren't that simple. With unknown factors hanging in the air, there is a mountain of obstacles in his way, and out of those obstacles, unexpected twists of providence and destiny, luck and fate, the forbidden and the proper, bring back two people he never thought he would see again. But the result will test Team Seven in ways that they never thought to encounter. Onesided SakuSasu. Mild OrochiSaku. Some KakaSaku at the end. SasuNaru yaoi. (I'm not going to be changing the SasuNaru or the Onesided SakuSasu pairings in this series)
Wait for Me: Searching--half a yearsince Team Seven's tragedy, things are finally getting back to normal...with one big difference. Nothing was normal. It couldn't possibly be normal again...but Sakura and Sasuke aren't going to give up that easily. They have a goal in mind and they aren't going to give up just because it seemed impossible. Against all odds, they will test their skills to the fullest extent but are love, strength, friendship and dreams really strong enough to keep everyone togther? Especially when Sasuke has more than a few doubts. And with Akatsuki back in the picture, things are just going to get more complicated, especially when Akatsuki might be able to give him what he really wants. A lot of problems hang in the air with insanity sending one into madness and that same madness tearing another apart. So the main question is: what about Naruto? Onesided SakuSasu. KakaSaku. LeeSaku. And one more pairing that I can't reveal yet because it will spoil the series, but it's possibly the second or third most important pairing after SasuNaru and SakuSasu!(If you want to know who she ends up with, you'll have to read it) SasuNaru yaoi.
Wait for Me: Crystalline Mirage (prequel to the series)--for the first time ever, there is snow in Konoha, but there is more to this sinister winter than just snow. Itachi is behind it all, and when this master of genjutsu has a goal, he isn't going to give up. With Naruto's fate, and the power of the Kyuubi on the line, an unknowing hero wanders back into the picture. Sasuke, the only one who can break the genjutsu returns to Konoha, but he will have to face a phantom of his past, a ghost he isn't ready to meet again. Onesided SakuSasu. Mild ItaNaru. SasuNaru yaoi.
Wait for Me: Aku no Yami (sidestory to Wait for Me: Following)--a month passes between leaving Konoha and arriving in Oto, but it doesn’t take that long to come to a place when she knows the location. How did Sakura’s personality change so drastically in four short weeks? How did she come to the conclusion that Orochimaru could help her? Find out what prompted Sakura to see the Sannin and exactly what she was thinking when she had to face Kakashi-sensei again.
Moral/Lessons of Fire's Completed Stories (now oneshots have them too!):
Wait for Me: Leaving
It is selfish to ask someone to wait for you. Tragedy only waits for love born out of accepting this request. The pain of worrying often sways unwavering devotion, but when a promise is kept such unwavering devotion is worthy of respect. Not everyone is capable of keeping such a dense promise.
Fire: Remember, you’re only human. Whether you give in to worry or stand your ground, do not regret the choices you make. I’m sure Naruto never did.
Wait for Me: Following
The strongest emotion someone can have is hatred. It is the driving force behind progress, but consumes entirely. When you look back, what will you see but the destruction of those blind actions? Sometimes, you need to take a step—or several—back. Forgiveness and understanding can be more important than beckoning vengeance.
Fire: I think I went a little overboard with the theme, but Sakura, Sasuke and Sasori all had thoughts on and acted upon vengeance. Sakura destroyed an entire hidden village and killed a lot of people. Sasuke accidentally killed Naruto and spent a lot of effort bringing him back. As for Sasori…he could have been doing it for fun, but he really wanted to hurt Kakashi and Sakura. Good thing he stopped himself before he did anything really serious. I’m sure you all remember that he destroyed an entire village with his Aka Higi: Hyakki no Soen. As for forgiveness and understanding, that doesn’t have to come from the avenger. It just has to come from the people around the avenger. Support is very important to keep someone from committing another crime. It has been proven in studies!
Wait for Me: Crystalline Mirage
Dreams are only visions you cannot hold in your hands. It is more important to shape dreams into reality than to allow others to determine your fate. The path you walk down must be your own because in the end, only you know what it is you had dreamt.
Fire: Sometimes, it can be easier just to dream and forget about reality, but if you don’t take charge of reality, someone else will. Itachi might not see very well, but he can definitely see every step toward his goals. Now if only he saw Sasuke coming…
Wait for Me: Aku no Yami
There are many things in life that people want to achieve: love, happiness, friendship, prosperity, strength, a peaceful life…vengeance. But the goals that survive through hardship are ones with strong determination and strong emotions supporting them. Even if the emotion is hatred, as long as it is strong, anything can be sacrificed for that one goal.
Fire: Hm…I think I summarized everything here. Sakura’s very determined in this one. She’s really crazy, ne? And her goals… I’m not even going to think about them! – –;;
Wait for Me: Searching
Fire: I'm not putting it up until it's done. Stop checking already!
Lies can hurt others, and they can hurt yourself. Whatever lie you may say for whatever reason you may have for saying it, know when to stop, because in the end, you only hurt yourself.
Fire: TT TT Kakashi-sensei has a really bad lying problem. It's his way of being in denial about his emotions. Of course, I put none of that in here. This is about Kakashi and the consequences of lying.
Painful regrets. Events of the past shape the present, especially in the course of a person’s life. No matter how small the misunderstandings, the unchangeable troubles of the future can still grow from those small seeds. No matter how much you might regret those actions, the past cannot be changed. Only in the present can you shape the future.
Fire: Too bad Orochimaru’s present leads to a future where Konoha is destroyed. If only he can direct that stubbornness toward something more positive.
Blood Covered Stars
“We’re all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” This quote is from Oscar Wilde. Meaning: man or woman, human or shinigami, there are good and bad things waiting around every corner, but it takes a special strength to look past the fear, the pain, the blood and the dirt that covers us all and see what is truly important. The positive things in life outweigh the negative, and someone will always be there to point it out when you can’t see it.
Fire: Special strength means that everyone has it. It just takes longer for some people to find it. Sometimes it takes a lifetime. Sometimes it takes longer. Sometimes a lot shorter. But at some point or another, everyone slows down to the point where they can see those stars.
Fire's C2 Community: (I told Sand so it's okay that it belongs to me )
Inexplicably Tied Together by the Red Strings of Fate
I went into the C2s listed for Gundam Seed and saw that there is no C2 for YzaKira! It's a crime! I love that pairing! So I made one for everyone who love YzaKira. I do write YzaKira although none are posted at this time. That's because they're still being written. I want to make sure that the stories make sense before posting them. Sometimes, my mind goes off on a tangent, and my subconscious mind in charge of all foreshadowing and subplots goes to sleep on me and doesn't write the connecting paragraphs properly. So here you go! Expect more YzaKira in the Gundam Seed fandom because I'm here to write them! And no, there's not necessarily going to be yaoi, shounen-ai or M-rated material in this fandom although it will be in here as well. Anything that focusses on Yzak and Kira is fine, even if it's just a friendship fic. I just see too many possibilities for these two to ignore it.
Warning: No quality control over content of this C2 at this time. QC will be established when more stories are added and stories may be dropped from the C2. I don't try to be mean, but I only want fics that don't portray Yzak and Kira as too OOC, have good grammar, have a good storyline and have logical plot progression. I will put in AU, only if it makes sense and is original otherwise they will be ignored. If you wrote an YzaKira and want it to be added to the C2, please PM me about it and I'll read your story, leave you a review and add it to the C2 if it's really good. But I really love the YzaKira pairing, so even if I don't add it, I'll still be happy to find a story about them. If you send me a hate PM, I'll understand. I don't mind angry rants.
Fire and Sand’s Glossary: (yes, it’s combined)
Fire: I use the widely used Hepburn system of romanji--the English friendly romanji, as opposed to the Japanese phonetic romanji (the Japanese friendly romanji)--so if you think it’s spelled wrong, it’s not. And please don’t ask me about the food listed here. I have eaten them all before and know exactly what they taste like. For recipes, search online.
Words listed in the glossary so you can look it up if you want to know more
Warning: If you want the complete glossary for Bleach—in case you don’t understand the terms used in the Bleach fanfics because there are only a few widely used terms here—pm your email to me and I’ll send it to you. It’s too big to put in here. I have the most complete Bleach encyclopedia out there, and it’s not online!
Disclaimer: The term narutoverse belongs to Fire. Don’t steal it!
4649 – a pun on yoroshiku. 4 (yo), 6 (ro), 4 (shi), 9 (ku)
Ah re – literally oh boy. Also well or my especially in “Ah re, ah re,” translated as either “my, my,” or “well, well” as well as the literal “oh boy, oh boy.” Said with exasperated tones, not excitement. Used extensively by Shunsui and Ukitake (both from Bleach)
Aijou – Literally love (noun)
Aishiteru – (verb) love. Serious love. Because it is so serious, it is rarely used. See also suki
Aitsu – literally that damn person. Also used as that guy
Aitsume – literally damn him, damn her, damn it
Ame – rain
Anata – (pronoun) you. Used by both men and women, rarely used since it’s impolite to directly address someone with this pronoun. If possible use their name, even if they’re standing right in front of you. See also omae and kimi
Anata no – (possessive pronoun) your. As with the pronoun, it is used by both men and women
Ane – (plain) literally big sister
Ani – (plain) literally big brother
Aniki – (plain) literally big brother. Also used to refer to someone higher up in a heirarchy
Ano – that or those. Ano with a noun following it would be that thing or those things (since the plural and singular forms are the same in all Asian languages). For example, ano onna would be that girl/woman or those girls/women
Ano… – (onomatoepoea) Um… Literally that…
Ano-sa – hey
Anko – red bean paste
Ara! – oh!
Aradama – an evil spirit. Different from youkai, adarama are actually tortured spirits or ghosts
Arigatou – (plain) thank you
Arigatou gozaimasu – (polite) thank you very much
Atashi – (pronoun) I. Strictly feminine language. Men don’t use this! A variation of watashi (I)
Awatemono – literally hasty person. Also used as foolish person
Baka – idiot
Bakayarou – bastard
Bakemono – monster
Bijuu – one of the nine most powerful tailed demons in the Narutoverse
Bocchan – young master. A synonym of waka and wakasama. Also bochama (more informal than bocchan)
Boku – (pronoun) I. The most widely used term for I. Used by both men and women. One step below watashiin formality
Botamochi – the name for ohagi during the spring, traditionally cooked in the spring equinox. Rice balls covered with sweet beans or sesame or inside out dumplings where the sweet filling covers the rice
Bozu – literally boy or kid
Budou – a type of martial arts
Buruma – also called a bulma. The tight-fitting short pants worn by girls in PE class
Buta – literally pig
Buunke – branch house or branch family
Chawanmushi – steamed egg pudding, but it’s not sweet. A type of dessert. Also called egg tarts
Chazuke – rice in green tea. Also called ochazuke
Che! – damn (primarily used by males)
Chibi – small
Chichi – (informal) literally father
Chikusho – damn it
Chikuzen-ni - a traditional dish made with chicken, potatoes, carrots, burdock and konnyaku sauteed together
Chotto – literally just a minute, a short time or a while. Also a little
Chotto! – literally hey you!
Chotto matte – wait a minute, or wait a little
Chou – (prefix) ultra, mega, super. For example, chou-hentai translates to super-pervert
Combini – a food cart/convience store
Da – Japanese verb to be (informal). Although desu is more commonly used, da is used by close friends and relatives around each other. It is not polite to use with everybody. See also desu
Daifuku – a type of dango typically filled with a sweet bean paste. Some even have jelly filling. In other words, a rice dumpling with a filling. A snack food. Higher end daifuku are usually given as extravagant gifts
Daijoubu – literally safe, all right, okay. Also used as don’t worry, are you okay, I’m fine, etc. Also daijoubu des-ka (question) to ask if someone was okay, if something was wrong, etc
Daisuki – from dai (big) and suki (to like/to love). Literally like a lot or love a lot
Damare – (imperative) be silent, be quiet, or shut up. See also damaru
Damare-yo – (imperative) be silent, be quiet, or shut up. From damare (imperative form of the same verb) and yo (look it up below. It’s too complicated to explain here)
Damaru – conjugated as damare or damare-yo (both imperative forms) literally keep silent. Used as shut up
Dame – bad, wrong, useless, unnecessary
Damiyo – (archaic) lord, as in a feudal lord
Dango – rice dumplings. They’re those round balls on a stick covered with syrup, and yes, they’re sweet. Also refered to as kushi-dango
Danna – used to refer to master. Can also mean husband, or a male customer. From danna-san
Dattebayo – Naruto’s personal slang. From the Japanese da (informal verb “to be”) and –ttebayo (a conjugation created by Naruto). The result are is own personal verbs, typically used only by Naruto and his admirers
Demo – (preposition) but, as in however. See also shikashi and tada
Desu – Japanese verb to be (formal). Also spelled des in order to avoid confusion when the ‘u’ is unvoiced. More commonly used than da. See also da
Dobe – blockhead
Dokujikomi – preparing a poison attack without the person knowing (Naruto). Sasori talks about this on page 3 of chapter 251
Domo – (adverb) very much, terribly. Used as short form of domo arigatou (thank you very much)
Domo arigatou – (polite) thank you very much. Interchangeable with arigatou gozaimasu
Domo arigatou gozaimasu – (very polite) thank you very much. More polite than arigatou gozaimasu, domo arigatou, and arigatou
Doushite – literally for what reason, how, in what way. More commonly used as why
Dozo – please. Can be used as a short form of dozo yoroshiku or dozo yoroshiku onegai shimasu, but only in situations where the person speaking is superior otherwise it’s very rude
Dozo yoroshiku – (polite) pleased to meet you. Interchangeable with yoroshiku onegai shimasu
Dozo yoroshiku onegai shimasu – (very polite) very pleased to meet you. More polite than dozo yoroshiku, yoroshiku and yoroshiku onegai shimasu
Ecchi – from Japanese word for the English ‘H,’ it stands for hentai (pervert) and means the same thing, but to Japanese people, it means ‘sex’
Eien – (noun) eternity
Eien no – (adjective) eternal. From eien (eternity) and no (modifying indicator)
Ero – (adjective) literally erotic. Used as perverted
Eto... – (onomatoepoea) Ah... Used like ano... Usually used in conjuction with ano... as in "Eto...ano..." which translates to "Um...ah..."
Fuku – short form of seifuku (uniform). Outfit. Also used to refer to clothing, as in clothes
Fukutaicho – from Japanese fuku (assistant) and taicho (a captain), literally means assistant captain. Used as vice-captain. Spelling is direct transliteration from the raw manga
Fuyu – winter
Ga – question indicator, placed at the end of questions to indicate a question. Interchangeable with ka before certain syllables
Gaki – literally brat
Gamanzuyoi – (adjective) patient
Gigai - An artificial body whose physical ability is approximately equal to a normal human—perfectly normal is prohibited and only Urahara can give one that perfect to you, but there might be unwanted side effects and it is outlawed—it is to be used in emergency situations. A weakened shinigami can enter it to wait for his powers to recover. It is created with a high concentration of reishi in order to help shinigami recover their strength, and because of the high concentration of reishi, all actions of the gigai can be monitored by Soul Society. Since it is a temporary body and is equivalent to a regular body, a shinigami can also use it to blend in with humans in the living world if the need arises
Golden week – a Japanese national holiday during the first week of May
Gomen – (plain) sorry
Gomen nasai – (polite) sorry
Goshinboku – the tree to which Inuyasha was sealed by Kikyou for fifty years. Called the thousand-year-old tree in the English version (Inuyasha). A type of goshintai
Goshintai – an object of worship at a Shinto shrine, believed to contain the spirit of a deity. See also shintai
Haha – (informal) literally mother
Hai – literally yes
Hakama – loose pant-like clothing worn traditionally by men; however, women are known to wear it in modern times
Hakui – literally white uniform. Can refer to the white kimono worn under the kimono. I'm sure you've seen it
Hanase – (plain) imperative form of hanasu (to set free/to loosen). Literally set free or loosen. Used as let go
Hanashite kudasai –(polite) imperative form of Hanasu (to set free/to loosen). Literally set free or loosen. Used as let go
Hanyou – from Japanese han (half) and youkai (demon/ghost/phantom). Literally half demon. Usually refers to Inuyasha
Harisen – literally a paper fan. The paper fan used comically in anime and manga to hit someone on the head. Used liberally by Genjyo Sanzo to hit Son Goku on the head (both from Saiyuki), was the weapon of Kagurazaka Asuna when she activates her contract (Mahou Sensei Negima), and was used by Itou as a ghost exorcism weapon (Heaven!)
Haru – spring
Haruka na – farther (as in distance)
Haruka ni – much more. For example, haruka ni kawaii. Translation: Cutest, cuter
Hayaku – hurry, hurry up
Hentai – pervert
Hi no Kuni – from Japanese hi (fire), no (possessive indicator), kuni (country/nation). Literally Fire’s country. Fire Country, Country of Fire, Nation of Fire, Fire Nation, Land of Fire in Naruto depending on which fansub, scanlation, translation or dubbing you’re watching/reading
Hime – literally princess
Hitai-ate – forehead protector or headband depending on which Naruto you're watching or reading
Hito – person
Hokkaido the northern region of Japan. The capital is Sapporo
Hontou – real, true, genuine. See also hontou ni
Hontou ni – really, truly, genuinely. Can also mean terribly (I know that looks like a typo, but that’s what it means). See also hontou
Iie – literally no
Ima – now
Irassharu – from Japanese iku (to go) and the suffix -saseru (let one do, make one do, have one do). Let’s go (polite)
Ikimasho – from Japanese iku (to go) and the suffix -saseru (let one do, make one do, have one do). Let’s go (plain)
Ikimasu from Japanese iku (to go). Literally I go (polite). Also used for I’m leaving
Iku – from Japanese iku (to go). Literally I go (plain). Also used for I’m leaving
Imouto – literally little sister
Itadakimasu – literally I will humbly partake or I humbly partake. Used to give thanks before eating
Itai – literally painful or aching. Also used as pain, painful, ow, etc. Different Japanese spelling also means dead body
Itsumo – forever, but in an eternity sense, not in the always sense. A very fantastical word. Zuttou, a synonym, is more commonly used
Iyashii – literally despicable. Kira’s word, but not really since he didn't exactly say this in the Japanese version of Bleach. For those of you who read the raw version, gomen. I just like the way he said it in English a little better. The repetition really adds to his regret and sadness. But I’ll be using this word for other characters. Don’t expect Kira to say this. Since he never said it in Japanese, he won’t be saying it in my fics
Ja – short form of ja ne. Bye, see you later, later or see you. Goodbye (informal)
Ja ne – bye, see you later, later or see you. Goodbye (plain)
Jibun – (archaic) I. Self, oneself
Jibun de – by oneself
Jinchuuriki – literally the power of human sacrifice. Used to refer to the human container of a bijuu
Ka – question indicator, placed at the end of questions to indicate a question. Interchangeable with ga before certain syllables
Kaijuu – monster
Kaitou – literally mysterious (phantom) thief. Refers to Dark (DN Angel)
Kansha – gratitude, appreciation. Also used in kansha no kotoba (noun. Word or words of thanks/gratitude)
Kansha suru – (verb) to thank (someone)
Kanashii – sad, sorrow
Kanojo – girlfriend
Kansai – the eastern region of Japan which includes Osaka and Kyoto
Kanri-nin – anyone along the lines of a caretaker, keeper, guardian
Karasu – literally crow. Kankurou’s primary attack-type puppet. Crow or Karasu depending on the fansub, scanlation, translation or subbing of Naruto you’re reading/watching
Karyuu – third-rate
Kasa – bamboo hat. Most commonly seen on the heads of travelling priests and monks as well as farmers in rice paddies, the bamboo hat was worn to keep the head dry from rain. This is the bamboo hat that members of Akatsuki wear to hide their identities. The paper streamers aren’t usually a part of the kasa
Kasan – (plain) literally mother
Kasama – (polite) literally mother
Katana – a Japanese sword. How can you not know what a katana is!
Kawa no Kuni – from Japanese kawa (river), no (possessive indicator), and kuni (country/nation). Literally River’s Country. River Country, Country of Rivers, Nation of Rivers, Land of Rivers, River Nation in Naruto depending on which fandub, scanlation, translation or dubbing you’re watching or reading
Kawai – (adjective) poor, pitiful
Kawaii – (adjective) cute, adorable
Keimu Butai – Military Police Force. The police that guards over the safety of Konoha’s citizens. The captain of the Keimu Butai was formerly Uchiha Fugaku, Itachi and Sasuke’s father. The current captain is unknown. The crest of the Keimu Butai is the Uchiha family crest within a blue shuriken because it was originally formed by the Uchiha clan. Before the clan massacre, Uchiha family members made up most of the police force. As a result, after the massacre, there is a depletion in police around the village (hence we haven’t seen them a lot or know a lot about them in the Naruto series). See also Konoha Keimu Butai
Kitsune – literally fox. Can also refer to a fox demons
Kimi – (informal pronoun) you. Used by both men and women. See also omae and anata
Kimi no – (informal posessive pronoun) your. As with the pronoun, it is primarily used by males. Mark this for the maculine vocabulary. The female population rarely use it and when they do, it’s considered rude language. Note Rukia’s vocabulary (Bleach) and Haruhi’s vocabulary (Ouran Host Club) as examples of female usage of male vocab. If you want more examples, PM or email me
Kimono – literally clothing. Traditional Japanese clothing. You should already know what a kimono is!
Kisama – (formal pronoun) you. From ki (short for kimi) and –sama (I’m sure you already know what this is). An old term rarely used anymore. Used primarily by Rukia (Bleach) and a lot of other shinigami. This is why she had to learn modern Japanese
Kofuku shinasai – polite imperative form of kofuku suru (to surrender). Please surrender!
Kofuku suru – to surrender
Kogyaru – young teenage girls
Kohai – literally junior. Used to refer to someone with less knowledge or experience in a subject
Koi – literally love. Used as a pet name for a lover. Also means carp (I thought that was funny)
Koi! – Imperative form of the verb kuru (to come/to arrive). Literally come!
Konnichiwa – from Japanese konnichi (today) and –wa (suffix indicator of a new topic). Literally today. Used as hello, good morning, good afternoon
Konnyaku – a paste made of arum root
Kono – this or these
Konoha Keimu Butai – Konoha Military Police Force. The police that guards over the safety of Konoha’s citizens. The captain of the Keimu Butai was formerly Uchiha Fugaku, Itachi and Sasuke’s father. The current captain is unknown. The crest of the Keimu Butai is the Uchiha family crest within a blue shuriken because it was originally formed by the Uchiha clan. Before the clan massacre, Uchiha family members made up most of the police force. As a result, after the massacre, there is a depletion in police around the village (hence we haven’t seen them a lot or know a lot about them in the Naruto series). See also Keimu Butai
Koro – black (colour). See also koroi
Koroi – black (colour). See also koro
Korosu – (verb) to kill
Koroshimonku – literally killing words. Means “loving words” or something said lovingly to someone. Kind words
Kotatsu – a short square table and blanket with a heater. It’s very comfortable during the winter. During warmer times of the year, the heater and blanket can be removed
Kowai – (adjective) scared. As in “to be scared”
Kozou – literally boy. Byakuya’s (Bleach) word since he doesn’t use the words bozu or gaki. Also used by Mayuri (Bleach)
Kunai – a knife/dagger type shuriken
Kushi-dango – literally skewered dango. Another way of saying dango. Also used as dango to go
Kuso – damn
Kwannon – a Buddhist deity. The Japanese equivalent of the Chinese Kwan-Yin. A female Bodhisattva often called the Goddess of Mercy and is considered an aspect of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara
Kwan-Yin – a Buddhist deity. A female Bodhisattva often called the Goddess of Mercy and is considered an aspect of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. See also Kwannon, the Japanese equivalent of Kwan-Yin
Maa – literally you might say. Used as equivalent of English onomatopoeia "hmm"
Mattaku – really, indeed, utterly
Matte – Imperative form of matsu (to wait). Used as wait
Mendokuse – literally this makes me tired. Used by Shikamaru (Naruto) as how troublesome
Miko – literally priestess. Refers to a Shinto priestess. Usually refers to either Kagome or Kikyou (Inuyasha)
Minna – literally everyone, everybody
Mizu – water (but I’m sure you already knew that)
Moshi moshi – (plain) hello. Equivalent of hi
Mou – literally already, soon, more, again
Nan de – literally what is. More commonly used as what or how
Nan des-ka – literally what is it? Also used for what do you want?
Nan desu – literally what is it?
Nani – what
Natsu – summer
Naze – literally why
-nee – attached to a name, refers to this girl as an elder sister, or a young woman close to the family
Neechan – (informal) literally big sister. Also used by young children to refer to young women in an informal way
Neesan – (polite) literally big sister. Also used by young children to refer to young women
Neru – (verb) to sleep, to go to bed
-nii – attached to a name, refers to this boy as an elder brother, or a young man close to the family
Niisan – (polite) literally big brother. Also used by young children to refer to young men
Nindo – a way of life
Ningen – literally human being
Ninken – from nin (short form of ninja) and ken (dog). Refers to Kakashi’s (Naruto) summoned dogs. There are eight dogs in total
No – possessive indicator
Nukenin – missing-nin
-o – object indicator. This is very important in Japanese since the subject and object both come before the verb, and the subject is usually omitted. It can get very confusing. For example, omae korosu is confusing since we don’t know if omae is the subject or object. Omae-o korosu is less confusing. The o object indicator is interchangeable with –wo. Depending on the noun, it can be either. There is no known rule for interchanging between the two object indicators
Obaasan – literally grandmother. Also old woman
Obasan – literally aunt
Obi – the sash traditionally worn with a kimono
Ochazuke – rice in green tea. Also called chazuke
Oden – thick white noodles made from rice. Also called Shanghai noodles and udon
Ohagi - the name for botamochi during the autumn, traditionally cooked in the autumn equinox. Rice balls covered with sweet beans or sesame or inside out dumplings where the sweet filling covers the rice
Ohayo – literally morning. Used as good morning, or hello (only in the morning)
Ohitashi – clear fish-based soup
Oi – hey. Used as hey, or hello (primarily used by males)
Ojiisan – literally grandfather. Also old man
Ojisan – literally uncle
Ojou – young mistress or young lady. Can also be a synonym for hime. Also ojousama and ojousan
Ojousan – literally young lady. Used to refer to a young woman (extremely polite), especially by older people to young women. Also used to refer to a woman of status
Ojyama shimasu – sorry for disturbing/sorry for the intrusion. Said when entering someone’s home. See also sumimasen
Okaidi – welcome home or welcome back
Okama – crossdresser. A derogatory term
Okasan – (polite) literally mother. Sometimes means your mother, depending on the subject of conversation
Okasama – (very polite) literally mother
Okayu – a dish made with glutaneous rice
Omae – (pronoun) You. Typically used in a negative way, especially when someone is angry. The most informal way of saying you. See also anata and kimi. Used primarily by men to address each other informally. A word for the masculine vocabulary. Note Rukia’s vocabulary from Bleach hence Ichigo thought she was a guy. If you want more examples, PM or email me
Onegai – (plain) please
Onegai-des – (short phrase/short sentence) I beg of you
Onegai shimasu – (polite) please
Oni – spirits, ogre, demon
Onigiri – a rice ball. There are two kinds: the kind with fillings and the plain kind. The plain kind are balls of rice seasoned with furikake, are typically smaller of the two kinds and are rounder. The kind with fillings are larger than the plain kind, are usually triangular in shape, are wrapped in nori and can be filled with anything from ume (pickled plum) to sake (salmon). The plain kind of onigiri are usually placed in bento. The larger kind with fillings can be considered a snack or a meal on their own, especially if there are more than one
Oniichan – (informal) literally big brother
Oniisan – (very polite) literally big brother. Also used by young children to refer to young men
Onmyou – a traditional ritual performed by an onmyouji to sweep away evil spirits, or youkai
Onmyouji – a type of spiritualist. From Taoism, they use charms and sutras to vanquish youkai. Typically associated with Yin and Yang, the symbols of Taoism
Onna – woman or girl
Onsen – literally hot spring
Ore (informal pronoun) I. Another word for the male dictionary. Used primarily by males in informal situations, otherwise use watashi or boku. It is considered rude to use ore during formal occasions, ie when addressing seniors, strangers, elders and superiors of any kind. Females rarely use this term and when they do, it is considered very rude
Orokamono – from Japanese oroka (foolish) and mono (person/thing/object). Literally foolish person. Fool, idiot. Synonym of baka. Used by Yoruichi (Bleach)
Osaki ni – (plain) forgive my going first. Less polite than osaki ni shitsurei shimasu
Osaki ni dozo – after you
Osaki ni shitsurei shimasu – (polite) please forgive my going first. More polite than osaki ni
Ossan – short form of ojisan. Slang for uncle. Usually translated as Old Man. Also used by young people to refer to an older man
Ossu! – literally yes sir or yo! Used as yes sir, all right, okay etc. A good emotion with a lot of feeling. Also spelled yosh!
Otousan – (polite) literally father. Sometimes means your father, depending on the subject of conversation
Otousama – (very polite) literally father
Otouto – literally little brother
Oujisama – prince
Ousama – king, emperor
Oyabun – boss, chief
Oyaji – combination of oya (parent) and ji (uncle). (slang) father. Also used as uncle to refer to someone close to the family or an actual uncle (but usually the more polite Ojisan is used to refer to an uncle)
Oyasumi – (plain) literally good night. Used as good night or goodbye (in the evenings)
Oyasumi nasai – (polite) literally good night. Used as good night or goodbye (in the evenings). Alternative way of saying sayonara
Ramen – chinese egg noodles. You should have known that already! If anyone wants the history behind that, PM me and I’ll send you a detailed explanation
Reiki – a soul or ghost’s aura. From rei (soul, ghost) and ki (spirit, soul, feeling). The strange clouds that usually float around a spirit or ghost. They also float around really depressed or disturbed people. Seel also youki
Sakura – cherry blossom tree. Japanese stories say that the flowers get their pink colour from dead bodies buried beneath the tree. I’ve never actually had a chance to dig under one to find out
Saru – (verb) to go (as in to leave)
Sato – literally village
Sawanaide kudasai – from saru (to go as in to leave). Negative polite form. Literally please don’t leave
Sayonara – goodbye. Used with a touch of finality, as if the person saying goodbye may never see the other again, otherwise use ja or ja ne
Seifuku – literally uniform or regulation dress. Used to refer to a school uniform
Senbei – a rice cracker
Senbon – literally acupuncture needles. The needles used by some shinobi, and medic-nin for medical and/or attack purposes
Sengoku Jidai – also known as the Warring States era, or the Japanese Feudal Ages. During this time, the Ashikaga shoguns were weak and unable to control Japan, resulting in the damiyo fighting over land and power. At the end of this period, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyashu appeared to unite the country. Inuyasha is set during Sengoku Jidai. Samurai Deeper Kyo and Rurouni Kenshin are both set after Sengoku Jidai
Senjutsu – also spelled senjyutsu because of its unvoiced u. Spiritual activities or rituals that can be used to vanquish evil spirits
Sennin – hermit
Senpai – literally senior. Used to refer to someone with more knowledge or experience in a subject. Also spelled sempai
Sensei – literally teacher or adept. Used to refer to anyone renown in their field of work, not just for a teacher (as in school)
Sento – public bath
Seppuku – ritualistic suicide. This is the name of the ritual where samurai cut open their stomachs to slowly kill themselves in order to maintain their honour/pride and the honour/pride of their family. This is according to the old samurai honour code, bushido, later abolished during Meiji
Shamen – literally pardon. Used in the same way as sumimasen. Sometimes said jokingly to promote sarcasm
Shannaro – Sakura’s (Naruto) personal swearto replace actual swear wordsbut used in a slightlydifferent context
Shikashi – (preposition) but, as in however. The “i” in “shi” is unvoiced so it’s pronounced “sh’ka’shi.” See also demo and tada
Shimai – a symbolic closeness usually between two sisters or an older sister and a younger brother. Loosely translated, it’s familial love or sibling affection
Shimatta – damn
Shi-ne – should really be spelled shine, but I use the hyphen to prevent confusion with the english word. Imperative form of shinu (to die). Literally die, or drop dead
Shinkansen – the bullet trains of Japan
Shinpainai – pronounced shin-pa-ni, shim-pa-ni, shin-pa-nai or shim-pa-nai depending on the accent. From shinpai (worry, anxiety) and nai (not). Literally don’t worry
Shinu – (verb) to die
Shintai – the object of worship at a Shinto shrine, believed to contain the spirit of a deity. See also goshintai
Shishou – literally master. Used as a term of extreme respect for a sensei (and did I stress that this is extremelyrespectful?)
Shoten – store or shop
Shouji – sliding. Used in shouji doors. Refers the traditional sliding doors of a Japanese house
Shuriken – any projectile weapon that is thrown by hand. Usually refers to shuriken stars although it can be used to refer to projectile hand weapons in general. See also kunai
Shuumatsu no Tani – Valley of the End
Sonna – (adjective) that, that kind of, such
Sono – (adjective) that, those
Souka – literally I see
Souke – main house, main family or head family
Sugoi – literally amazing, wow, neat, woah or awesome. Used as wow, amazing, awesome, any indication of being impressed, or something/someone being impressive
Suki – (verb) to love or to like. A less serious love than aishiteru. It is also more commonly used. See also aishiteru
Sumimasen – (polite) excuse me. Also used as sorry when imposing on someone else, and thank you in certain circumstances. More widely used than suminai. Can also be used as a replacement for ojyama shimasu
Suminai – (plain) excuse me. Also used as sorry when imposing on someone else, and thank you in certain circumstances. Less widely used than sumimasen
Ta no Kuni – from Japanese ta (rice field), no (possessive indicator), and kuni (country/nation). Literally Field’s Country. Field Country, Field Nation, Country of Fields, Nation of Fields, Land of Fields, Sound Country, Sound Nation, Country of Sound, Nation of Sound, Land of Sound in Naruto depending on which fandub, scanlation, translation or dubbing you’re watching or reading. I don’t use the popular Oto no Kuni (Sound Country) because it’s not the right name for the place
-tachi – (suffix) plural indicator. For example, hito is person; hito-tachi are people
Tada – (conjuction) but, however. There’s a second meaning but that’s if it’s used as an adverb. If you want to know what the adverbial meaning is, PM me. See also shikashi and demo
Tadaima – I’m home or I’m back
Tai – team or group. Also used as division in Bleach
Taichou – literally captain (not necessarily a military captain, just a captain of any kind), but in basic military structures, this is referred to as a general, which is why the official translation has taichou translated as general. Used as captain, especially in Bleach. Spelling is direct transliteration from the raw manga
Taisa – literally captain, but not in the Bleach military structure. The basic military structure uses taisa as captain, as in FMA.
Taishou – literally leader, the head or general. Also taichou for those of you who follow Bleach but taichou is direct transliteration from the manga and has a different meaning
Taiyoukai – from Japanese tai (leader/captain) and youkai (demon/ghost/phantom). Literally a demon leader, ie demon lord. Usually refers to Sesshomaru (Inuyasha)
Taki no Kuni – from Japanese taki (waterfall), no (possessive indicator) and kuni (country/nation). Literally Waterfall’s country. Waterfall Country, Waterfall Nation, Country of Waterfalls, Nation of Waterfalls, Land of Waterfalls in Naruto depending on which fansub, scanlation, translation or dubbing you’re watching or reading
Tamago-yaki – egg rolls. A type of fried egg sweetened with Mirin (a type of sweet rice wine)
Tama – gem, jewel or ball. Something round.
Tanuki – literally tanuki, not a raccoon dog. If you don’t know what a tanuki is, look it up!
Tanzaku – the paper and metal piece of a wind chime that allows it to sound
Tanzaku Gai – the location of the historic Tanzaku castle. This is where Orochimaru confronted Tsunade and asked her to heal his arms. This is also where Jiraiya and Naruto found Tsunade during their travels to find her
Tasuke – (noun) imperative case. Help or support
Tasukeru – (verb) to help, to support. Also used as to save (someone) or to rescue (someone)
Teme – bastard. Also used as you in some situations as a ruder substitute than omae, denoting extreme disrespect. Can also mean you bastard, ie “Teme!”
Tenchou – literally shop manager (of an establishment), translated as manager in Bleach. Can also mean the owner of the establishment
Tengu – a creature of Shinto legend with the form of a human but the wings of a bird. Looks almost exactly like a tenshi except they’re from different religions. As opposed to tenshi, tengu are creatures of nature, not of heaven. They have close connections to the sky and storms, typically using lighting and thunder as their main sources of power. They have very sensitive hearing and generally dislike noise
Tenkoku – heaven
Tenshi – literally angel. An angel. The winged human-like creatures of heaven
To – (preposition) and
Tomoe – literally comma. Refers to the comma shaped pupils that appear when using the sharingan (Naruto)
Tousan – (plain) literally father
Tousama – (polite) literally father
Tsutsuji – Azalea
Tsuyoi – (noun) strength
-ttebayo – a personal conjugation of a verb created by Naruto. He places it at the end of verbs to add an extra element of emotion into his words
Udon – thick white noodles made from rice. Also called Shanghai noodles and oden
Urusatonkachi – idiot. Used only by Sasuke as a pet name for Naruto.
Urusai – literally you’re noisy, you’re fussy, you’re loud, and/or you're annoying. Used as shut up
Usa short for usagi
Usagi – rabbit or bunny
Ushi no koku mairi – meeting on the hour of the ox. The hour of the ox is between 10pm and 2am. It’s a Japanese superstition where if you hammer a stake or a nail through a straw figure into a holy tree near a temple or shrine at the hour of the ox, and curse the intended victim to their death. – –;; Don’t want to know if it actually works
Uso – literally lie (noun)
Usotsuki – liar
Wa – new subject indicator
Waka – young master. A synonym of bocchan and bochamaAlso wakasan, wakachan and wakasama
Wakasama – (archaic) lord, or my lord. Also young master. See also waka
Wakizashi – the short sword carried by samurai when in their homes. What? You thought they carried their katana everywhere with them? This is the sword they use to perform seppuku. Iba and Gin’s swords are forms of wakizashi
Watashi – (formal pronoun) I. Used by both men and women. Typically okay for any occasion but most of the time, boku is used for familiarity. The most formal term used for I, so if you don’t want to offend anyone, go with this one
-wo – object indicator. This is very important in Japanese since the subject and object both come before the verb, and the subject is usually omitted. It can get very confusing. For example, The wo object indicator is interchangeable with –o. Depending on the noun, it can be either. There is no known rule for interchanging between the two object indicators
Yakitori – skewered grilled chicken
Yamete – (plain) stop. Imperative form of yameru (to stop or give up). Used as stop (as in stop the action you are performing). Different from yose
Yamete kudasai – (polite) stop. Imperative form of yameru (to stop or give up). Used as stop (as in stop the action you are performing). Different from yose
Yami – dark or darkness
Yarou – bastard
Yo – literally night. Used as good evening, hello (in the afternoons). Also used as the English “yo” for hello (in both mornings and afternoons)
-yo – (suffix) for the use of. Can also mean “it’s.” For example, kawaii-yo is “it’s cute” or “isn’t this cute?”
Yokata – great, wonderful
Yoko – literally demon fox
Yoroshiku – (interjection) literally pleased to meet you (plain). Also pleased to make your acquaintance. See also 4649 and yoroshiku onegai shimasu
Yoroshiku onegai shimasu – (interjection) literally pleased to meet you (polite). Also pleased to make your acquaintance. See also 4649 and yoroshiku
Yose – imperative form of yosu (to stop or desist from). Used as stop (as in don’t do that). Different from yamete
Yosh! – see Ossu!
Yoshite kudasai – imperative form of yosu (to stop or desist from). Used as stop (as in don’t do that). Different from yamete
Youkai – literally demon, ghost or phantom. Usually refers to a demon
Youki – a demon aura. From you (short for youkai) and ki (spirit, soul, feeling) See also reiki
Youma – literally ghost or apparition. Refers to a demon (as in the bijuu or other demon from Naruto)
Yukata – a light cotton kimono worn during the summer, at an onsen or just for sleeping
Yuki no Kuni – from Japanese yuki (snow), no (possessive indicator) and kuni (country/nation). Literally Snow’s Country. Snow Country, Snow Nation, Country of Snow, Nation of Snow, Land of Snow depending on which fansub, scanlation, translation or dubbing you’re watching or reading
Yukimi daifuku – a variation of daifuku. Instead of jelly, daifuku yukimi is filled with a flavour of ice cream. They’re really good so if you can find them, definitely buy them
Yuugi – game or play (noun)
Yuutousei – honour student
Zuttou – forever, but in an always sense, not in the eternity sense. For example, “Suki-des. Zuttou suki-deshita!” (Translation: “It’s love. It was always love!”) More commonly used than itsumo
All Sand's stories are written with the help of Sabaku no Gaara (copyright Kishimoto-sensei). They're updated every three to four weeks since Sand is a slacker!
Gaara: Pay me. (holds out hand)
Sand: I pay for the repairs to my house after Shuukaku breaks it. (glowers at Gaara) So rightfully, you should pay me. (forms a hand and holds it out)
Sand: So, this was how I got Gaara to work with me. Even if he doesn't like it and slacks off. ;;
Stories by Sand:
NO! I'M NOT DEAD! ...Yet
Sand: (cries and bows feverishly) Hontou ni gomenasai!
Gaara: I'm in a box.
Sand: (frantically searches in a mess of boxes) Right now, my house is being renovated and stuff. And I've been really busy. (throws back a box and it hits Sasuke on the head) Well, due to several writers block I may have to revise my first fic.
Sand: There won't be too many changes... So, don't get your hopes up. (shakes a random box and opens it) Iiya! Don't barf on me! (yells) Sasuke-baka! Catch! (throws a nauseous Gaara at Sasuke)
Sand: (runs away) Thanks for being so patient! (looks over shoulder) Ah! Don't run after me covered in barf!
Birthday--a gaaracentric fic. Oneshot mainly revolving around Gaara and his birthday. Why doesn't he celebrate his birthday and how he came to become sixteen. During the time skip. So, he's still trying to get used to being around people without killing them. No pairings. (general with slight humour.)
Gaara: Tanuki tastes like rubber.
Sand: That's preserved tanuki. You might want to try eating a fresh one. (turns and looks at Kankuro with a hungry look)
Kankuro: I'm not a tanuki!
Sand: Yeah...sure... And those markings on your face is make up. (cough) Raccoon eyes.
Gaara: (looks at Kankuro and drools) Tanuki?
Kankuro: -.- Uh... Gaara... It's only makeup. (tries to wipe the paint off of his face but can't) O.O;;;;;;;;;;;
Sand: (whistles, looks around and throws an empty can of black dye behind the toolbar) ...
Gaara: (chases Kankuro out of the window with his sand) Fresh tanuki...
Sand: (sweatdrops) I don't want a piece of that on my ramen. But, if anyone finds a fresh piece of kitsune, I'll take it.
Gaara's Dilemma--a temarixshika. It's been done, but Sand really wanted to write it. Be patient if it sucks. Sand's a new author with no previous experience. Send in some comments and lots of reviews to help with the story. Potential inoxkankuro. (slight humour, slight romance, a lot of stupidity on the part of the characters)
Sand: (slides into the window very slowly) Yo... I know I haven't posted anything in almost forever so I'm going to make it up to ya. This fic here is finished. I just have to get Fire to post it up.
Gaara: Where's Shukaku?
Sand: (turns and narrows eyes at Gaara) He was having a joy ride in my body. I haven't slept for days, watching nothing but anime and occasionally eating. I was craving blood--literally--and wanted to kill everyone who came near me. But I was successful in getting him back. (runs and tries to shove an unconscious Shuukaku back into Gaara) Catch! You're not the same without him!
Gaara: (tries to shunshin away but can't) ...
Sand: I super glued your feet to the toolbar! Mwuahahahah... (successfully implants Shuukaku into Gaara)
Gaara: @_@ ...
Sand: Since Pixel crashed, I've lost everything. TT_TT And to make it worse, Fire's been pressuring me to write. TT_TT I'm too tired to move, and I've just recently gotten the hang of sleeping again. (huddles into a fetal position and hugs unconscious Gaara) I'll try to remember what I can, so be very, VERY patient.
No title named--An Uchiha Sasuke hatefic for those who loathe him to the core. Several injustices will be made towards him. Flames are welcome since Gaara could just grind me back to Sand afterwards.
Birdie--yumichika fic finally named!--a yumixryou.Title not ripped off of Gundam Seed! A Bleach fanfic focussing mainly on Yumichika and Kunieda Ryou (if you don't know who this is, visit the Bleach fansites then come back or read the manga. She's the brainy girl with long black hair, a mole next to the left eye, is really tall and always has a book with her. I'm sure you remember her)--written with Ryou. It's a little weird so if anyone doesn't want an out of body experience while reading--we're not responsible if you lose your body, begin floating around or die while reading this story--you might want to avoid it. It's really funny, so if you want to laugh, this is for you! (humour, slight romance--yes that is for Yumichika but it's twisted--some action--meaning fighting for the sickos out there--and if you're a Yumichika fan, please don't flame me for the cruelties commited to the guy)
Sand: TT TT I had this one finished too, but...that was before stupid Pixel died on us! O_O# If anyone wonders what kind of face I made, it was an irked one. I'm not sure if that's correct though.
Gaara: (glares at Sand) I was about to take a nap before you shoved Shuukaku back into me.
Sand: But if you sleep, you'll lose your tanuki eyes. TT TT Then you'll really look like Yondaime Kazekage AKA your father.
Kankuro: (stares at Gaara) O...tousama? (squints eyes at Gaara) You really do look like h--ack!
Gaara: (smacks Kankuro in the face) No.
Yumichika: (walks into the window) Mattaku... You let my beautiful story go to waste.
Sand: But now I can revise it to be even more cruel and twisted. Ne, Gaara?
Gaara: Can I kill him? (turns a deranged look at Yumichika)
Yumichika: Kill? Me? I'll take on that challenge beautifully! (draws out Fujikujaku) No one can defeat a member of Jyuuichi-tai!
Gaara: Fyuuton: Mugen Sajin Daitoppa (opens mouth and spews a lot of sand at Yumichika's face)
Yumichika: (dodges sand attack) Disgusting! (disgusted)
Gaara: (does hand seals) Ryuusa Bakuryuu (sends sand crashing towards Yumichika like waterfalls, almost breaking the site)
Sand: Waah! Gaara! Don't break the website! Fire will kill me! The admins will kill me! Everyone will kill me!
Gaara: (ignores Sand and continues to slam sand everywhere) ...
Yumichika: You can't kill me! You need me for the story!
Gaara: (stops the sand and thinks for a moment) ... (drops a mound of sand on top of Yumichika) I'm bored. (leaves the window to find someone to kill)
Yumichika: O.O (pops head out of sand mound) Bweh! Pttph! Yuck! There's sand in my mouth! This isn't beautiful at all!
Sand: Being buried is not meant to be beautiful. - - ; (runs after Gaara) I want to kill too!
(coming soon to a window near you. Sand's too lazy to do it now)
Joint projects written by both Fire and Sand:
Itachi's Shoes--actually better than it sounds so give it a try. Oneshot, complete unless anyone wants additional chapters concerning anything else Itachi might have to get in order to join Akatsuki (ie the manicure, the cloak...)
Neji's Hair--another humour and we're keeping the exclusive interviews. This one has an omake so definitely read it. Oneshot, complete, and we're not planning on expanding it since it wouldn't make sense at all.
Fire says: Keep compassion in your heart, sincerity in your mind, and empathy in your soul. With these three things, move forward and live a life without regrets--my own personal quote of me--This is what I believe in. I know that it's similar to Naruto's nindo, but not really. I don't want to explain what a nindo is here, so if you still think I stole it, give me a PM and complain to me. Istarted believing in this long before I watched Naruto
Fire says: Time is...too slow for those who wait. Too swift for those who fear. Too long for those who grieve. Too short for those who rejoice. But for those who love, Time is not--Anonymous--I think this is inspirational. If you don't think it's inspirational, you probably think this is cheesy. Personally, I think it's a little of both.
Fire says: Compassion is a calm mind--Tonzin Gyatso-14th Dahli Lama--I love quoting the Dahli Lama. He's such a smart man, but for fourteen lifetimes, he has to be. I really believe in this. Compassion isn't just about charity.
Fire says: Attachment brings bias--Tonzin Gyatso-14th Dahli Lama-said of Religion in general--Another one of the Dhali Lama. I know! I should stop, but if people would just keep this in mind, we wouldn't have religious wars. I really believe this. I am a buddhist, and I love buddhism, but we teach peace and acceptance so I would never want to kill for it. What does that say about Christianity and the Crusades?
Fire says: If you have a higher goal, then passing will come by itself--Touya Akira-Hikaru no Go--This is about remembering the big picture. This puts everything in perspective, and as an author that's very important. Sometimes, we think about finishing a chapter so badly that it affects the rest of the story. That's bad! The quality of a story is only as good as the worst chapter!
Fire says: Never give up! Never cower--Shindou Hikaru-Hikaru no Go--An inspirational quote. I think this is very similar to Zangetsu's words to Ichigo though. The ones translated from Viz. You know which one I mean!
Fire says: I walk my own path with sincerity and heart to make others see me in a different light--Hikaru no Go-No one in particular said this. I was just a part of the general text. I thought it was inspirational too, but of course, it wouldn't be here if I didn't think it was inspirational.
Fire says: The truth: you could slit my throat, and with my last gasp of breath I’d apologize for bleeding on your shirt--anonymous--I can't remember where I got this from, but I really like it
Fire says: A writer has to be a little schizophrenic in order to write a good story--a quote of me, again--What can I say? It's a truth about all writers, but I can't forget anyone so I have a few hundred people in my head with me.
Fire says: The Truth may be difficult, but if you don’t face it, you might as well be dead--Amon-Witchhunter Robin--I like this quote of him. It really summarizes who he is.
Fire says: If the thing you want to protect is different, the sense of justice would be different too--Ishida Souken-Bleach--He was saying this to Ishida Uryuu. Such an inspirational quote! And this truth is sotrue. I like the way he summarizes the reality of justice.
Fire says: Admiration leads you away from the truth--Aizen Sousuke-Bleach--I think this is so true! What kind of blind faith must it be to ignore the truth, especially when it's someone like Aizen! Waah! He's evil for crying out loud! Stop loving him already, Hinamori!
Fire says: The curtain that falls down at the end shall be pulled down by the blade of my sword--Kuchiki Byakuya-Bleach--I love this line. It really shows his determination. And I love the philosophy in it too.
Fire says: Don’t take advice from someone more messed up than you--Brad-my boss--It's simple, but it makes perfect sense.
Fire says: If I had four hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend three hours sharpening the axe--Benjamin Franklin-First President of the United States--If you're confused about what he's saying, send me a PM and I'll explain it to you. It's going to be long.
Fire says: To resist the influence of others, knowledge of oneself is most important--Teal'c-Stargate SG1--Just something I agree with. Don't kill me if you don't know who this is.
Fire says: It’s not important how many people I’ve killed. What’s important is how well I get along with the people that are still alive--Jimmy the Tulip-The Whole Nine Yards--Yes, it's a movie. I don't know how to spell his last name so I substituted his nickname. We're more familiar with this name than his real name anyway. And I think this is so true!
Fire says: Strength is not the absence of flaws; it's accomplishing your goals in spite of them--anonymous--I don't remember where I got this from. It could just be something I said long ago to someone or something from somewhere but I completely agree with this.
Fire says: Romance is best served with tragedy. It accentuates each other like salt and sweet--This is me just because I realized I haven't quoted myself in awhile. This is my opinion on romance and if you don't like it, you probably won't like my stories. Anyway, this has nothing to do with the endings, so if you're lucky, the characters won't die at the end, but I make it a point to have someone die in each story I write. Cross your fingers and hope it's the bad guy.
Fire says: The meaning of “eternal rise” equals “infinite possibilities.” As long as I can escape people by one step, I don’t make a target. “Yearn after nobody.”--Hayase-Charisma Doll--I thought this was inspirational. Definitely read this manga if you can find it!
Fire says: If he rips my arms off, I’ll kick him to death. If he rips my legs off, I’ll bite him to death! If he rips my head off, I’ll stare him to death! And if he gouges out my eyes, I’ll curse him from beyond the grave--Naruto-from Naruto--I thought this was good. (laugh) It really summarizes his character and his determination.
Fire says: Poison is a stealth killer, effective in minuscule amounts often undetectable. It’s the treachery in the arsenic-tainted glass of wine. The fatal attraction: Snow White’s poison apple, the death-defying art of the snake handler, the Japanese roulette practiced by those who eat fugu--Cathy Newman-National Geographic--I really like this quote. And it's so true!
Fire says: All substances are poison; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison and a remedy--Pracelsus-Sixteenth Century German-Swiss physician and alchemist--a quote from an alchemist? I thought this was true too. I've certainly believed it for a long time.
Fire says: Those who feel lonely are people whose hearts are incomplete, because there’s someone they want to see, but they can’t--Kazushi-Sweet VS Home (a yaoi oneshot so for those who don’t like yaoi, you might not want to read this)--even though this was a yaoi oneshot, there's no sex in it, so I should really say shounen-ai, but it's good! It's a really good romance manga, so if you can stomach that the people in love are both guys, definitely read it. They're so cute! But as for the quote, I love it! And what it's saying is so true! I completely agree with him
Fire says: Power without justice is incompetent. Justice without power is also incompetent--anonymous--I got this from .hack/sign. Crim was quoting someone, but I forgot whom he was quoting.
Fire says: Whether life brings sunshine or snow, you must live through it--I forgot again--I thought this was so true! I think I got this from .hack/sign, again quoting Crim, but I don't remember. Damn my memory!
Fire says: I'm not a big competitor. I don't need to win, except today. Today's the Day of Reckoning!--anonymous--I really like this quote, but I forgot where I got this again. Someone help me! If you know, please tell me so I can give credit to the person who said it.
Fire says: The foundations of the nation's greatness lay in the home--King George V, King of England--He said this when he was still king. If you don't know who this is, he's Queen Elizabeth II's father. --;; He was talking about mothers and the women in the home. I thought it was really nice.
Fire says: To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming--Dixie Chicks--I got this from their video for Not Ready to Make Nice. It's written in their video, not sung in their song, so don'tbash me for not hearing it in their song! Isaw it and thought that it made sense. It's a good song. So if you haven't heard it, listen to it!
Fire says: Let me create a universe for you--yes, this is a quote of me--I've been saying this for years so I forget that others don't know what I'm talking about. Sof you might be confused when I talk about universes. When I write a story, I create a universe for the characters that live there. I built them pasts, homes, entire extended families, a government structure to rule them, etc, and the universe exists with its own set of laws, physics, boundaries that they can't cross. Before I start writing, I say this phrase to the main characters ofthat story, and they generally trust me to make them a good universe to live in. Does this make me crazy? Anyway, when bad things happen to them, they yell at me and are sometimes abusive. If you know Sasuke, or Yzak, or Ishida and Renji, you'd know what I mean.
Fire says: Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world--Albert Einstein--Kyaa! My first quote of Einstein! Okay, not the first one I heard from him, but the first one I thought of quoting. Good, isn't it?
Fire says: When you're looking for a friend, don't look for perfection. Just look for friendship--Anonymous--Waah! Another anonymous quote! Tell me if you know where this is from, but I think this quote really says something about human nature. We're not gods dammit! Don't expect someone to be perfect! Even the supporting characters in your stories have their own lives, their own families, and their own problems.
Fire says: What you can do, or think you can do, begin it--Goethe--I don't know who said this. I got this quote from a friend, but I think it's very important to keep this quote in mind. I always thought it, but never got to put this down in words. So, here it is! Don't wait to do something, just do it!
Fire says: Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there--Will Rogers--I have no idea who this is! Waah! I wish I knew. This could be a great person! Anyway, I really like his quote. It's said in such a creative way. But if you know who this is, please tell me so that I know. I want to know!
Fire says: Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes--Mark Twain--I never thought I'd find a Mark Twain quote that I like. It's very difficult, and I've seen a lot of them. But it's another very straight to the point quote. No one should be confused with this one.
Fire says: It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don't stop--Confucious--This is inspirational. I like what he's saying for once.
Fire says: A hug is a great gift-one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange--Anonymous--Another anonymous quote. Those of you who know I like hugs, I know you were waiting for this one!
Fire says: Do no dwell on what you did not do, but believe in what you do--Anonymous--Okay, I'll try to stop with the anonymous quotes, but I really like this one. I goes right into my mantra at the top of all the quotes.
Fire says: If your parents never had children, chances are, you won't either--Dick Cavett--I think this is such a funny quote. Interesting and funny! Finally, an ironically funny quote!
Fire says: To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven--Karen Sunde--I think this is true, but if you've read the Wait for Me series, you'd also know how ironic this is.
Fire says: Even if you have to be a janitor, be the best damned janitor in the world--Anonymous--I don't remember where I got this. All I know is that it was a sitcom. If you remember, I'd really like to know who said this inspirational quote.
Fire says: Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing--Harriet Braiker--I have no idea who this is either, but look at the quote!
Fire says: Love is not blind-it simply enables one to see things others fail to see--Anonymous--I like this quote. I think it's really true, although I don't know if it's better than the byakugan...
Fire says: When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace--Jimi Hendrix--I don't know if I spelled his name right. Tell me if it's wrong. I just think the quote is great. Another quote to apply to politics.
Fire says: To love is to admire with the heart. To admire is to love with the mind--Theophile Gantier--Writers take note of this! This is important if you want to write a good romance. Mistaking who you love comes out of this mistake of love and admiration.
Fire says: Last night, I stayed up late playing with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died--Steven Wright--Such a funny quote! (laugh)
Fire says: Children need your presence more than your presents--Jesse Jackson--A child-rearing tip! I would love to say this to so many parents that I know! Stop spoiling your children, damned absent-minded parents!
Fire says: I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming a man--Chang Tzu--A very zen saying. I think Neji would probably meditate on something like this, except instead of the butterfly, he would have birds. I really like this quote. It really uses the full extent of verb tense to facilitate this confusion.
Fire says: Love is like a butterfly. Hold it too tight; it'll crush. Hold it too loose; it'll fly--Anonymous--I think this metaphor says it all.
Fire says: Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death, can erase our good deeds--Buddha--I think this is the only reason we need to do good things.
Fire says: Youth comes but once in a lifetime--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow--(laugh) So true! Use it now, while you still can!
Fire says: Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away--Anonymous--Perception is so important! Read Wait for Me: Crystalline Mirage and tell me how well I really integrated this quote.
Fire says: If what you're working for really matters, you'll give it all you've got--Nido Qubein--So does it matter? Stop sitting there and do something about it!
Fire says: Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny--Frank Outlaw--I love the way this was said.
Fire says: Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things--Frank A. Clark--Need more be said? Sometimes, you should look at the little picture.
Fire says: I may not amount to much, but at least I am unique--Jean-Jacques Rousseau--Say this next time someone tells you that you're a loser and won't amount much in life.
Fire says: We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope--Martin Luther King, Jr.--Inspirational? Yes.
Fire says: Life is now...this day, this hour...and is probably the only experience of the kind one is to have--Charles Malcomb Flandrau--Another funny quote. But also so true!
Fire says: Life would be indefinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen--Mark Twain--Kyaa! Another Mark Twain quote! I love this one!
Fire says: Manifest plainness. Embrace simplicity. Reduce selfishness. Have few desires--Lao-Tzu--Don't know who this is? He's the guy who wrote the I-ching, the Taoist holy book! Anyway, each sentence was supposed to be its own line, but for the sake of perserving space, I made them into sentences. Please forgive me, Lao-Tzu!
Fire says: Trouble will come soon enough and when he does come, receive him as pleasantly as possible...the more amiably you greet him, the sooner he will go away--Artemus Ward--Good one! I thought it was metaphorically very good.
Fire says: Courage us what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen--Anonymous--Very true! I wish I knew who said this.
Fire says: The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going--David Stan Jordan--I agree with this. Tell me if you disagree and I'll explain to you what this means.
Fire says: By all means, use sometimes to be alone--George Herbert--I already follow this, but if you're not doing this, please do it. This will really help you write better.
Fire says: Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil--John Ruskin--But don't forget the lesson taught in Wait for Me: Crystalline Mirage! But waah! Uncover my forshadowing why don't'cha!
Fire says: He who plants a tree plants hope--Lucy Laicom--I love trees, so I like this quote. But hope? I have to think on that.
Fire says: If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are--Charles de Montesquieu--I agree! Most of the people out there are miserable!
Fire says: There is no fence to sit on between Heaven and Hell. There is a wide deep gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man--Johnny Cash--I was so sad when he died. I loved his music, and I love the way he looks at the world. Definitely contemplate this quote.
Fire says: My vengeance shall rain down upon all those that cross me and I wil crush them as if they were nothing, engulfing them in flame to burn eternally in hell--Anonymous--I got this off someone in a forum. I really like this quote.
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