Author has written 2 stories for Naruto, Inuyasha, and One Piece.
I have a delicate focus on the fictional universes of several franchises. Often I have ended up becomes so focused on them that I have become behind in other projects that are more important in the longer view. I am an archaeologist by profession, and enjoying researching, teaching, and excavating new information about the past. Archaeology, History, both learning, reconstructing and uncovering as much as I can and teaching it to other people. I have been passionate and dedicated to these for nearly half my life.
This dedication to learning and theorizing shapes how I enjoy fictional universes. Information, context, and how different topics, powers, features, characters, events and more relate to each other are what I enjoy. That is why I am the most passionate and dedicated to franchises that have deep, complex worlds and universes created around them. However, this does not completely define which franchises or stories I enjoy.
To me, some things just click, while others do not. I don't categories my preferences by genre though. This has resulted in a very wide range of different stories that I am interested in or like. I am also a Martial Artist and Martial Arts enthusiast. I also enjoy physical activity and training techniques immensely. Which gives me first hand experience and insight into different settings and scenes that I can write. However, I also don't like to stray too far from the established rules, laws, characterizations, and relationships that were established by the creators of the franchises I enjoy.
Personally, I view changing certain characters, or ignoring established laws does not give proper respect to the writers who first created them. It's like people who completely ignore historical and archaeological facts for the sake of creating drama, action, and enticing characters that the audience would enjoy. Masterpieces like the film Master and Commander, which payed especially close attention to historical accuracy, show that it is possible to create amazing stories within the established confines of historical accuracy. Also, the Star Wars Legends continuity was built-up over four decades, and by hundreds of different authors, all integrating within the established continuity and rules that others had created. That is how I write, rather than only taking pieces and working them into a blank canvas. I want to create an addition to the mural that complements the original artist's work.
Favourite films franchises:
-Harry Poter. -Star Wars. -Fullmetal Alchemist -One Piece. -Naruto/Naruto Shippuden. -Black Lagoon.
-Hellsing. -Hajime no Ippo -Firefly/Serenity. -Sword of the Stranger. -Inuyasha.
Interests: -Muay Thai. -Iado (Japanese Sword Arts). -Boxing. -Bronze Age Greek Archaeology. -Roman history.
-Military history. -Philosophy. -Iron Age Near East Archaeology. -Marathon Running. -Weight lifting. -Long Walks.
-Paddle Boarding. -World History. -Travel. -Karate (Goju-ryo)
In writing, I place a very high value and emphasis on development. People do not change overnight, nor is it realistic and relatable to allow characters to enjoy immense success on talent alone or by have a special power and gift with background development and context.
Characters in the Dragon Ball franchise are some of THE most OP in all of Anime; yet they all of extensive backstories, and long-term development that fans can watch and understand. While others have additional context within the lore that make great sense when they are applied to their accomplishments.
A personal favourite me is Luke Skywalker's Development over the course of The Empire Strike's back. This is my favourite Star Wars film because the characters, especially Luke, went from being random unknown who could accomplish the absolute impossible against a galactic-scale empire, Mary Sue's, to struggling fighters who could only win by escaping at every turn. Concerning Luke, the film make it appears that he was only training with Yoda on Dagobah for a few days before he fought Darth Vader. However, the lore of Star Wars established that after The Millennium Falcon escaped the Astaroid field to travel towards Cloud City, it took a theoretical 4-6 weeks due to the universe logistics of space-travel.
This means that Luke trained under the personal attention of Yoda, a centuries-old Jedi with God-Level extreme introspection and experience, who had over 20 years to plan-out the training of either Luke or Leia, daily for over a month. This makes the ease of accomplishments more realistic: like comparing calling his lightsaber to his hand in the Wamp cave to Cloud city, lifting small stones in a hand-stand in one scene and in another lifting multiple crates and R2-D2 in another, and pushing Darth Vader onto his back-foot in the Carbon-Freezing Chamber, much more realistic and impactful.
I enjoy reading and writing about long-term development and personal improvement the most. They make a story much more relatable and enjoyable rather than showing simplistic characters performing impossible feats with little efforts. Or added depth to a character rather than depicting bland archetypes in their stereotypical roles.
This is also much more challenging, because writing such development can easy become monotonous and boring if too much detail is added, or progression is too slow for readers to remain interested. The pacing, struggles, and erratic results (both success and failure) are all elements that should be addressed in a good story.
Complexity without being mundane.
I also enjoy fights that have more tactical influences rather than depending solely on pure power and exotic abilities. Fights in the Star Wars Legends, or Naruto are much more entertaining and depthful because they take have stronger strategic influences compared to other franchises that only allow victory to come from great power, simplistic will and endurance, or a sudden important power-up that occurs at the right time for a protagonist.
It can be epic, but also runs the risk of being boring. Powers and skills are drastically less effective if they are not used in the right way, or without cognitive thought and strategy.
This can also be difficult to write a times, however. Because it can deemphasize the emotional impact or excitement of a fight, making it appear like a chess-match or a tactical play-by-play. Writers who can balance both elements and keep readers enticed are true artists in their own right.