Porthos112
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Joined 11-16-05, id: 932224
Author has written 14 stories for Ranma.

For anyone interested the full lemon version of 'One Straw' is posted at mediaminer, in the fanfiction section.

Some of you may remember about four months or so ago I had a hard-drive malfunction and lost all my work. Well for a while after everything was fixed I was kind of depressed at the thought of having to redo all of the work I'd lost. To help me get over it I decided to turn my 'traumatic' experience into humour, taking the axiom 'You'll laugh about this one day.' to heart. So I wrote this.

The story of my hard-drive

Hello, I've got to say thanks for the kind words, they make me go all warm and fuzzy. Which is a very good thing for an author. I'm also writing to let you know why it's taking so long to write the next chapter.

Once upon a time in a far away land called Australia there was a writer, we'll call this writer Porthos112 for want of a better name and I assure you there are many such things. One day he was writing away, the clicking and rattling of the keyboard was nigh deafening and then lo, an evil sound spawned from the bowels of hell, or at least the bowels of his computer which are often confused one for the other, did burst forth from yon computer box. Confused and maybe a little scared the intrepid key pounder stopped pounding to ponder what yon noise could be and lo he thought, verily it just be a cooling fan on the fritz but he was wrong, wrong I tell you and truly for it was not the cooling fan as the sound got louder and louder that became clear.

Then what the young (for in his mind he is such) writer thought, there are few parts that move within such a computer as this. And then as he began to dread the candle of realization did dimly illuminate his addled mind.

"Oh no!" he cried, "Let it not be that which I fear!" And lo the noise that vexed him so did stop. He sighed in relief it was not as he feared, it was not, see for now there was no sound at all. 'Wait a second,' he thought to himself for verily he suffers not from the attainment of multiple personalities and could not say it to another, 'since when does my computer utter such silence as this?' He moved his mouse and the arrow did fail to move, he pounded keys in vain, even his favourite keys such as crtl-alt + del failed to wring a response from the malfunctioning machine. Then he turned his computer off thinking that a hard boot would do it some good, and if not he had a hammer if kicking it failed. No luck did he have for the computer remained as inert as a rock mired in mud.

Knowing that such things were beyond his ken he took the machine to a computer smith who upon examination of the inert artifact did inform him, "Foresooth I do believe yon Harddrive has been fried."

"Foresooth! Fried you say!"

"Yes! Fried!"

"Can thou fixeth fried drive forthwith?"

"Nay I fear this fried part has truly bitten the dust."

"My God," he cried to the heavens falling to his knees, hands clasped in prayer, "Hast thou forsaken me?" his voice cracked with emotion the young man did listen almost in vain for a reply, but not all was in vain for he heard faintly as if only a breeze.

"Not I, for I wouldst not do this foul thing, twas Western Digital." A spark of ire lit within the writer of fanfiction as he found worthy targets in the naming of the manufactory that had produced his drive, and he turned to the smith and asked.

"Ist there anything that can be done? My work, can it, at least be saved?" Sorrowfully the smith regarded him and shook his head.

"Aye there are those that could recover your manuscripts through arcane and mystical skills and surely they would succeed but the cost I fear would be great," and the man did quote some hefty prices to which the author looked askance and said.

"Bugger that!" and turned away in despair.

"But wait!" said the computersmith, "There is somesuch that can be done to regain a harddrive from those that did deal such a blow to you."

"What? What can ones such as they do for me now?" a slow and silent tear rolled down his cheek as he contemplated all that he had lost.

"The facts are clear, your invoice doth state that only nine months have passed since thee bought yon faulty piece of trash."

"Oh and thank ye for reminding me of such," he glared at the smug sounding man.

"Nay, hear me out for I have news that is good. It is true that great woe hath befallen thee, but there is grand news I would impart. For until the drive were of three years it is covered by warranty."

"Warranty?" he asked with dawning hope in his eyes.

"Aye an it is so. I can send it hence and the people responsible for perpetrating this tragedy shall make it right with thee."

"Shall they restore my data then." Once again the flame of hope burst forth in his heart only to die a cruel and viscious death.

"Alas no, such can not be done by them. For they are too mighty for such deeds to be expected of them, but they shall return to thee a like product that you can further your endeavors’ upon." and smile did he for he was the bearer of much good tidings.

"Oh thank you, you are my saviour for I know not what I wouldst have done without your words of mercy and wisdom. When? When may I hope to receive this manna from the heavens?"

"Well," the man temporized as he felt the news might not be as well received as he would hope, "it could take as much as several months, but fear not for it usually only takes a few weeks. In good conscience I really can not allow you to labour under such a hope though for even as they claim that this is the case it has not been my lot to experience such haste in response. I fear that it could be those several months before they return to you that which is yours by purchase right.”

"Drat and damn and double such curses for my mind doth bubble with ideas and words do tumble forth for want of a medium to be written down and shared with my avid readers. My wrists shall be sore by time they do return my drive to me."

"Now now young man there's no need to tell me such things, I need not the knowledge of what thee do to relieve thy frustration." The writer looked at him puzzled for surely there had been miscommunication betwixt the two.

"No, no you have misunderstood and verily I tell you, tis not that which thee think. I fear that I would have to write with primitive pen and paper and being unused to such I would be the sorer for the experience." And the computersmith did raise a knowing eye and say.

"Aye, aye, a likely story," but his tone of voice held the lie contained within his words.

"Please is there any way for me to gain relief from this condition? That I might continue to work my words into endeavours of great worth?"

The man looked around for a moment and pondered the request from his erstwhile customer. "I believe and there might be a way, but it will cost you just so we're clear. Both in time and in money."

"Whatever can you mean my good fellow?"

"There is the small matter of the purchase of a new harddrive so that you may continue to work while you await the return of your faulty merchandise, and then there is another matter of the time required to reinstall the necessary things for you to work."

"Oh! I see," said the writer, "I am not afeared of things such as this, tell me this price and be done with it." and he did and the author did say, "And I thought it would be a bad thing this price, whenst the truth be quite reasonable. I shall take it from you upon your installing it, that was part of the price was it not?" The man did wince but he'd been caught with the speed of his customers question and could think of no way to rebuff this gently worded demand.

"Aye, I suppose that is what I meant and to be sure." and he did as bade and then watched as the writer and his computer departed with a wave of the hand and a happy whistle as he contemplated what yet had to be done.

Upone reaching home the youth did install over the course of many hours all that he needed to begin again his life works and in triumph he clicked the icon that would allow him to do this thing and before him was a blank page, an empty screen. No file could he call up so that he might begin where he'd left off, such was not for he and despair and darkness did sweep once more into him as he begat the realization of what he'd lost. For it was not just the ideas for the chapters he was working on but those for several chapters to come. The research that he'd done to maintain some level of veracity in his wordsmithing, aye and even those things that he'd taken back to fix were gone and though he could make the changes again they would not be the same and this he knew.

For a long time that screen would remain bare as he wrestled with his inner demons but it seems in the end he hast won the battle and is again pounding the keys in joyous refrain as triumphal music pours from his speakers fuelling his endeavours. Aye he seems restored and wanting to continue so much, and he shall as I tell thee here.

And that is the tale of a lost soul, a man who has plumbed the depths of writers hell and come back, scarred and wary but still willing to write and share the dreams he has of the Ranmaverse. Look for his work in the future and you shall find it there for has he not released a chapter for the story 'One Straw'?. With these parting words I wish you good morrow and may the dawn find you reading his works once again.

Yours in good and revived health

Porthos112

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Wish you never left by O'Donoghue reviews
Minor Oh My Goddess crossover, an unwitting wish revives a past that will change everyone in the Tendo Household, if she can survive the chaos.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 29,519 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 2/28/2014 - Published: 12/21/2005
Eezoon by Nabeshin Danbei Ayanami reviews
Ranma has gone on a training trip and studies Magic. Being Ranma, of course it had to cause him even more trouble. An attempt at a R.5 and SM crossover with some OMG\AMG. Interlude Revised.
Crossover - Sailor Moon & Ranma - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 45,587 - Reviews: 193 - Favs: 344 - Follows: 397 - Updated: 7/25/2011 - Published: 11/14/2006
Realms by Jeffrey Vasquez reviews
A simple mistake in heaven, and three rather important young people are ripped from their proper places in time and space, to end up… Well, God knows, but he isn't saying! Adventure Ah! Megamisama Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Ranma crossover.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 237,580 - Reviews: 410 - Favs: 644 - Follows: 507 - Updated: 9/28/2010 - Published: 10/31/2005
Ranma OneHalf: First steps by Zombie Boy reviews
On Ranmas eighteenth birthday Akane tried to give Ranma the cure to his curse but ended up getting cursed herself. Will this make the two start to grow up? Read it find to find out. Finally! An update!
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 63 - Words: 361,142 - Reviews: 693 - Favs: 336 - Follows: 206 - Updated: 4/6/2010 - Published: 3/6/2004 - Ranma, Akane
Ranma, the Second Time Around by kayemsi reviews
This is an continuation fiction, where Ranma goes back into his past with a chance to fix the problems in his life, and probably make a ton of new ones in the process.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 93 - Words: 1,025,889 - Reviews: 2677 - Favs: 1,016 - Follows: 695 - Updated: 11/28/2009 - Published: 7/29/2004 - Akane, Ranma
Unnamed Master by Sierra-Falls reviews
This title does not mean that the story is a masterpiece...far from it. This speaks of Ranma being flung into a vastly different world where he must learn to survive by himself...and perhaps learn about what makes a master.
Crossover - Pokémon & Ranma - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 25 - Words: 61,209 - Reviews: 568 - Favs: 399 - Follows: 405 - Updated: 11/10/2009 - Published: 9/2/2002 - Ash K./Satoshi, Ranma
The Dichotomy of Namikaze Naruto by Thundereaper reviews
What lies behind the Shiki Fuuin? Who is Naruto, really? Told from the Mizuki incident onwards, a new Naruto emerges, smarter, stronger, and better. Female Kyuubi. NaruXFemKyuuXFemHakuXTentenXHinataXIno.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 276,934 - Reviews: 3717 - Favs: 5,524 - Follows: 4,886 - Updated: 8/21/2009 - Published: 1/25/2007 - Naruto U., Kyuubi/Kurama
Chaos Factor by Nemo Blank reviews
Nodoka puts her foot down, each fiancée must put her best foot forward and of course Ranma puts his foot right in it.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor/Supernatural - Chapters: 14 - Words: 81,278 - Reviews: 632 - Favs: 638 - Follows: 661 - Updated: 6/22/2008 - Published: 1/7/2006 - Ranma
The Black Paw by Ice-Tea-1983 reviews
Ranma Gold Digger Kim Possible Crossover. AU Ranma is flung into another world due to a miscalculation in Happosai's revenge for thwarting his fun. COMPLETE.
Crossover - Ranma & Gold Digger - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 47 - Words: 278,839 - Reviews: 1652 - Favs: 878 - Follows: 486 - Updated: 1/23/2008 - Published: 4/7/2006 - Ranma - Complete
The Road Less Travelled By by Fiona reviews
What if Sasuke chose a different path? How could he change his destiny, just by one small act of personal weakness? How many lives would be changed for the better, and how many for the worse? [Team7 friendship fic,AU from Ep 33]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 26 - Words: 116,894 - Reviews: 410 - Favs: 753 - Follows: 801 - Updated: 1/20/2008 - Published: 1/15/2005
The Consequences of Honest Dialog by jacee2u reviews
post OOTP. Harry is back on Privet drive and receives a notebook from Hermione. When he opens it, he finds it to be a most unusual connection. Rated M for abuse, violence, implied slash, rough stuff, rape,etc. HPNT On Hiatus due to RL issues. Back soon
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 127,086 - Reviews: 289 - Favs: 364 - Follows: 566 - Updated: 9/14/2007 - Published: 4/24/2007 - N. Tonks, Harry P.
Ranma's Ascension by mikebreslau reviews
Ranma OMG! SM: Skuld is sent to grant our hero a wish, and he makes a very good wish indeed. Rated M for cerebral concepts and adult themes. Contains parody and or humor. Minor revisions and corrections. Not for Akane haters. Moved to crossovers
Crossover - Ranma & Oh My Goddess! - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 52,744 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 252 - Follows: 144 - Updated: 4/8/2007 - Published: 7/24/2006 - Ranma, Skuld - Complete
Awakening of the slumbering beast by Saotome Kyuubi reviews
During his fight with Haku, Naruto tapped into Kyuubi's chakra. Here he did something more. Starts on the day after the fight and goes from there. Will be NaruHina eventually.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 105,361 - Reviews: 1281 - Favs: 1,866 - Follows: 1,844 - Updated: 1/14/2007 - Published: 1/15/2006 - Hinata H., Naruto U.
So Sue Me by lunakatrina reviews
My take on Harry's first year starting with him getting his letters. Add a lot of sarcasm, stir, and serve cold.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 44,383 - Reviews: 2199 - Favs: 3,526 - Follows: 3,057 - Updated: 1/5/2007 - Published: 6/23/2006 - Harry P.
Truth About Wisdom by Krimzonrayne reviews
Ranma has a secret. Graduation is coming up and his time is running out. When a carefully crafted plan that involve a blow to the head and temporary insanity blows up in his face his secret would be out in the open, Oh my...
Ranma - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 38,242 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 136 - Updated: 9/16/2006 - Published: 5/19/2006 - Ranma
Jurian Stallion by CA3D-Tweakmeist reviews
Ranma and Mousse begin their journey to a new life outside Nerima. RanmaTenchiSailor Moon. *Incomplete Abandoned* msg me if you want to take this on as your own project.
Crossover - Ranma & Tenchi Muyo - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22,158 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 110 - Published: 9/16/2006 - Ranma, Tsunami - Complete
The Empty Vase by Joustingforcancer reviews
Keona grew up an orphan, making a living off of petty crime. When a personal tragedy shatters his life, and he finds himself at his breaking point, he is left with two choices. Revenge or redemption. NabikiOC most likely, just for you matchup junkies.
Ranma - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 100,473 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 9/16/2006 - Published: 2/28/2006 - Nabiki - Complete
Golden Opportunity by CRose reviews
Ranma Gold Digger This is the final chapter of the story, at least for now, I have more planned, but that will for the sequal when I get around to it. I've tied up a few things, hinted at some others, and plan lots more in the future.
Crossover - Ranma & Gold Digger - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 17 - Words: 404,944 - Reviews: 259 - Favs: 320 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 7/31/2006 - Published: 12/23/2001 - Complete
A Different Father by genhoss reviews
It seemed that Nodoka was not as traditional as she seems. what will happen as ranma discovers his true hieritage. ranmadbz x over
Crossover - Dragon Ball Z & Ranma - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 28,648 - Reviews: 193 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 204 - Updated: 7/18/2006 - Published: 6/16/2006 - Ranma
Living the Martial Way by Schwarzd354 reviews
Ranma learns more on his training trip then just how to fight. He learns what it truly means to be a martial artist. How will this affect his relationships with the Tendo girls?
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 14,962 - Reviews: 264 - Favs: 189 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 7/13/2006 - Published: 6/10/2006 - Ranma, Nabiki - Complete
Primal Ranma by datexan reviews
Divergent This is a what if, what if Ranma became so enraged that he seemingly lost control. No deaths... yet... but a bit of bloodshed.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 28,800 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 6/26/2006 - Published: 7/27/2005 - Ranma
Wonderful Life by FrameofMind reviews
Oneshot. After an argument with his wife that goes a step too far, Ranma idly wishes that he had never been cursed...
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,844 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 12 - Published: 5/6/2006 - Ranma, Akane - Complete
A sweet surprise by Trugeta reviews
[Complete] Videl is pregnant, and the usual problems arise. The biggest problem being a moodswing driven Videl. Add to it a Kami up to pranks and you get a glimpse on what awaits Gohan...
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 39 - Words: 143,744 - Reviews: 855 - Favs: 167 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 12/16/2004 - Published: 4/14/2004 - Gohan, Videl - Complete
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Fallen leaf reviews
Everyone should be able to figure this is a Naruto/Ranma Xover from the name. Ranma's trying to figure out what to do with his life but can't catch a break in the flow of challengers to actually think about it. The Nanban changes everything.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 77,037 - Reviews: 406 - Favs: 408 - Follows: 478 - Updated: 12/19/2008 - Published: 8/23/2007 - Ranma
Who's a Pokemon Master? reviews
Ranma, Pokemon, nuff said. No, well I have a different take on Pokemon, they're not as innocent as the originals. Ranma arrives in Pokeworld equipped with an advanced Pokedex that has a smart mouth. Meshes eventually with Ash's journey, off and on.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 48,730 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 171 - Follows: 223 - Updated: 11/27/2008 - Published: 1/22/2007 - Ranma
One Straw reviews
The 'Wedding' is past and the fallout is fallen, the dust is settling and Ranma is giving into the stress of his situation, or is he? A helping hand can make all the difference when hell hath descended on earth.
Ranma - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 42,065 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 210 - Updated: 9/6/2007 - Published: 2/21/2007 - Ranma, Kasumi
Consequences of Boredom reviews
A little bit of boredom, add in some magic, a pinch of Moxibustion and a pressure point and Ranma's in for one 'Hell' of a challenge.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,716 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 18 - Published: 8/23/2007 - Ranma
Phoenix Ascension reviews
A year after Phoenix mountain Ranma flees Nerima to try and get his life in order. Pity that chaos walks in his shadow. Mostly resolved fiancee problems, but nothing has really changed, just the names. Chapter sixteen up, 'Enter the Kitsune' whadaaaahhh
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 187,912 - Reviews: 358 - Favs: 195 - Follows: 249 - Updated: 8/22/2007 - Published: 12/26/2005 - Ranma, Cologne
Resident Ranma reviews
The year is 2005, and it's the last year of the human race. the survivors don't care about that though. The NWC try to come to grips with the changed world and even hope to mount a rescue attempt for those lucky or unlucky enough to have survived.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,599 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 8/1/2007 - Published: 3/19/2007 - Ranma, Nabiki
Clarity reviews
Ranma gets asked some questions by someone he'd never expect to have that kind of depth, and that's just the beginning
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,133 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 2/22/2007 - Published: 6/18/2006
Origins An abridged history of Clan Itsunagi reviews
Ranma asked too many questions about the origins of his mothers clan now he'll get the answers. In the 12th century Clan Itsunagi was all but wiped out. Makodai, the sole survivor begins the long struggle to ressurect the clan and gain revenge against t
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,177 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/21/2007 - Published: 3/16/2006 - Ranma
Dragon's Descent revised reviews
In the far past, an Elder from a fleeing tribe managed to gain the curse of a God. Now she is reborn each time her tribe is threatened to battle that which they cannot defeat. This is Khu Lon's tale. Small additions and corrections made.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,799 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 8 - Published: 9/12/2006 - Cologne
FIFA World Cup Half reviews
What would happen if the Japanese and Chinese teams got wise and used some of their super martial artists for their teams? Ranma and Co. take up the game and tear it apart.
Ranma - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,340 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/14/2006 - Complete
First encounters of the Tverri kindPrelude to war reviews
In the not so distant future all the TV signals that have left our planet in the last thirty years will come back to haunt us. With Ranma in Cryo stasis, how will the NWC respond to this threat from the stars
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 18,401 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 15 - Published: 7/6/2006 - Shampoo, Nabiki
The truth about the Gosunkugis reviews
Hikaru is hard at work with his latest magic project when the unexpected happens. Later on he discovers the truth behind the chaos in Nerima and his families place in it. ties in with later Phoenix Ascension plotline very closely.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,426 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/18/2006
A Phoenix Ascension sidestory Ranma to a tee reviews
Ranma tries some different activities at the instigation of Nabiki Tendo and Nosaku Itsunagi. This is the first such story. Not a xover
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,864 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/17/2006 - Ranma, Nabiki - Complete
A Valentines to remember reviews
For those of you preparing or in the midst of Valentines day, I salute you. If your day goes wrong, remember it could always be worse, you could live in Nerima.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,104 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/13/2006 - Ranma, Akane - Complete