Name: Jason E. Aevaloph
Age: between 0 & infinity
Date of Birth: Once upon a time... I'm NOT old!
Occupation: Staying alive
Status: no neo fy o-urbu is ness
(I'm just gonna save myself the trouble of typing and say 'you get the idea'. I don't think you care anyway.)
In a moment of absurdity I have decided that it wouldn't hurt to let you at least know me better (I plead insanity! My plea for not deleting this now... call it a 'calculated risk').
a broken clock is right twice a day
I have a lot of fics in my story alert and a lot of them are active. Hence, why I don't bother remembering OC, descriptions, and backgrounds. They would just end up jumbled and I'd end up too confused to continue. This also another reason for why I'm not into the suspense/mystery genre.
I don't have a lot of patience.
I'm easily bored.
I can be very fickle.
I'm a fan of conflict and irony.
Repetition is tedious.
Effort a last resort.
Me in a nutshell.
"...It is in these times when I can't help but wonder...
Who have I surrounded myself with? The Chosen? Cursed men?
or beasts in human skin?...worse...As I stare into the flame,
I find myself... indifferent to their... inhumanity."
I don't consider myself as an author in FanFiction because I don't post stories here. I do my best to be as constructive and positive in my criticisms so others may learn and improve. Unfortunately, I usually face the computer when the sun has risen to the hours before it sets. This is unfortunate because I'm mostly a nighttime guy. I also don't like going into too much detail because I want to give them room to do their own thing. After all, it's not my fic, it theirs. So I'm sorry to those who don't like my reviews.
As to why I bother to work on my profile, just consider it a means for those whose works I reviewed to further understand my comments. Also, it may give hope in the terms that it may not be their stories that are at fault but my predetermined character and flaws. It may not be your fault but mine. There are also quotes which I hope may inspire you as the have me, though not necessarily in reading and writing. I trust that those who do read them are mature enough to discern that they are not necessarily facts and may contain some errors in reality. I myself don't believe all of them entirely. Some of them are just there because I think they're cool.
Am I a pervert? Yes and no. It depends on what you mean by that.
This also a means to relieve stress. Actually, that's mostly it! I happen to enjoy my sanity thank you very much.
I find that a lot of FanFiction authors seem to write events as they unfold as they would be seen in a movie or anime. Unfortunately, that method usually reduces the effectiveness of writing as it doesn't use the advantages of text over film.
While the visual style of story telling enables the viewer to see more detail of the events externally, the true advantage of ink onto paper is its ability to put the reader in the character's place enabling him/her to understand better how each character thinks.
A fight scene on the screen lets the viewer see the battle and every move, blow, block, and counter with ease. In the written world, the reader is able to understand the mindset of the fighter in a scale not privy to one watching through the silver screen. A snapshot lets us see a wound in detail and the facial expression with little effort. A paragraph can describe the pain incurred by the injury and its nature to an extended point.
I don't like: (Not necessarily hate) In order of worst to tolerable.
1) Horrible/Awful/Bad grammar ...I laugh at you. aha...ha!...(It's OK to have a few mistakes as long as it above a KINDERGARTENER's level!)
2) 2-D characters (Note: It's a very good idea to remember to be realistic. Not necessarily in the physical aspect of the world but in the people of that world. No one is completely good or evil. ...I hope. A character needs a background, especially the main characters! At times a deeper explanation of a character's motive, whether because of past experiences or current circumstances, can make a character more human.)
3) MalexMale pairings ...ew (Not that I wouldn't read them. Just that they'd have a much, much harder time gaining and keeping my interest.)
4) Giant Walls of Text (...boring and intimidating)
5) The Kyuubi being a good guy/girl/thing.
6) Naruto getting lots great stuff (usually power) without doing anything. I just don't like him getting stuff without earning them. In my opinion it degrades his character.
7) First person (using 'I' or 'me') point of view. (...don't ask me why 'cause I, myself, don't know)
No. 6. I like to see progression, growth, development when it comes to strength... I don't need to read about the training regimen. Just that he work for the power he gains... Mostly I dislike this when Naruto's a good guy... if he's a bad guy, its fine but I prefer that he slowly (relatively) gains power and wat'ver...
No. 5. I can accept the Kyuubi being 'nice' and I can even accept the fox having a sort of fatherly role in Naruto's life or Kyuubi becoming good. I can also accept someone causing the Kyuubi's attack on Konoha. I would however prefer to have him/her/it still maintain its malicious if not destructive personality. I simply don't like the Kyuubi becoming benevolent. I find Kyuubi's dark character complements Naruto's usually nice-guy attitude pretty well. I prefer them coming to a mutual understanding but not the fully trusting eachother. It brings an interesting dynamic to the relationship and interactions between Naruto and his tenant. Most others simply become stagnat and dull.
No. 3. Turning an originally male character to a female counter part is fine and so is pairing up even for the sake of merely making an otherwise homosexual pairing to a heterosexual one. I would however prefer those alternates universes to have them born into the new gender, especially when it comes to fics that are sexually explicit. Fortunately, the 'Narutoverse' is a one of ninjas, hired assassins with the whole cloak and dagger sxxx, which allows the author to basically obscure most, if not all, boundaries of a human act. Simply that fxxxing another guy/gal(/child/corpse/ relative/...- anything at all really) for a mission or to simply further ones goals or perhaps as a presentation of how truly broken ones psyche is can make the plot more interesting, even without them masquerading as the opposite sex. That said, any form of romance between two male characters would have to be both relevant to the plot and be brought through realistic themes to hold my interest. Sorry but I'm a guy here and as 'insensitive' as it sounds, "I ain't gettin' a hard-on at two guys playin' with them 'swords' ...even IF der dressed 'p in chick clothes."
No. 2 is why I'm not fond of character bashing. While it sometimes helps with the plot or sometimes for humor, there are others who use this waaay too much. One of the most common examples of this is Sakura. Yeh, she was incredibly mean, self-centered, bxxxx individual especially at the beginning but she's not an embodiment of evil. I'd prefer that she see her shortcomings and grow (-up).
The greatest villains are those who either believe that they're the heroes or considers them selves the lesser evil.
--Not in any order. While my dislikes are more stable/constant, I find that my likes vary too much from time to time and I don't have the patience to update my profile that often when I know (relatively) few will ever read it.--
1) NaruxfemHarem(duh...I'm a guy!), NaruxfemOC
2) Powerful Naruto (No idea why though... must be my ego speaking)
3) Japanese for the jutsus (Just sounds better) with translations of course
4) Minimal character bashing
5) Something New (I'm beginning to think that originality is on the endangered list.)
6) Explosions, Blood, Gore, Synchronized fight scenes, and lots and lots of action! (...it could be a guy thing)
8) Human Naruto
8. Flaws! No one is perfect and characters, even those in fantasy, become more believable flawed than perfect.
No. 7. I find that a lot of authors are too direct in their approaches in terms of the delivery of their plots. Can't find the words to explain it but I do hope you understand what I mean.
No 4. Explained in no. 2 dislikes. It's fine in controlled quantities. A lot of people however are just too extreme.
On no. 2, A cunning one would suffice. Knowledge is power but power isn't yours if unweilded (control).
If you haven't figured it out yet, I prefer Naruto as my main character. I'm a simple man and easily confused.
Most of the fics I read that I liked are in story alert. The FAVORITES are reserved for fics that are either COMPLETED, ENDED, ABANDONED or appears to be abandoned, or if I really, really liked it in that moment (it depends on my mood) and maybe a fic or two(or ten...plus) that I accidentally added.
"Premise 1: You learn when you listen
Premise 2: You can't listen if you speak
Conclusion: You learn less every time you speak"
-FriendIwontname (Obviously flawed but the point is closer to the truth than most would admit)
"'...Though forces may keep men in the shadows, they will grow and adapt. The problem arises when they are reunited with the light too soon too quick. They will be hurt by its luminance for their eyes have forgotten it and they will seek the darkness once more...'"
"As I stand at the edge of a cliff and face my own mortality, I wonder why the eyes of death are those that are of life."
"'I wonder, which do you think is more devastating to a soul; to face the horrors of eternal torment and seek life anew, or to sacrifice paradise for those unworthy? ' mocks the advocate in words and his ever growing smirk. 'Before you voice your thoughts, think. Would your answer be the same if you chose for another?'..."
(something like that)-Light of Oblivion: The Meeting
"...To make a character more heroic give him tragedy. To make him stronger give him greater obstacles. To make him honorable give his adversary lesser values. To make him wise let others be brought to light because of him. To give him more character give him darkness from within..."
"...The success of heroic tale relies on the fact that people seek greatness they do not believe they themselves posses. A desire to be a part of something bigger than them and their lives. And a belief in the existence of hope..."
"...The belief and hope that an individual does make a difference. It is a truth that our hearts already know but our minds doubt to believe. After all, how could we, smaller to the universe than a grain of sand is to us, be of any significance. Such is a mortal thought..."
"...A hero must grow as the story progresses. More so in character than in strength or age. Such growth is not necessarily an improvement but more of a change. A change which is not instantaneous of course. Readers would prefer to see the journey within. As no one goes to watch paint dry, no reader would enjoy a stagnant plot..."
-Story Telling: 1023 Ways to Make a Hero
"...Evil is a choice. One can always choose not to be evil. If one can't choose then he is forced. One cannot be blamed for something he cannot control. Thus, no one is irredeemable..."
"To choose the lesser of two evils is like choosing between castration and being neutered. One of them just happen to sound better."
-Anonymous (I think it was anonymous)
" 'Life isn't fair. If life was fair the world will be filled with the deaf, the mute, and the blind if not the dead or non-existent for what have we done to deserve such gifts? How could we deserve the gift of sight when we simply close our eyes to what is truly beautiful and what is beautifully true. How could we deserve the gift of sound when simply do not listen, not even to ourselves. How could we deserve the gift of power? The power to act & do, to change the world and touch hearts. We have used such power for selfishness and, in a sense, our self-destruction. Why should we have life when most do not even live their lives? Life isn't fair because the cause of life is love and love itself is unconditional, given freely to us.'..."
"The brighter the picture the darker the negative."
-(some villain from an episode of a Batman cartoon. Ithink)
"...'If there were a measure for love it would by what one is willing to sacrifice. The reason why most of our heroes are dead is because of how great their love is. They were willing to sacrifice there lives for their beliefs'..."
"We spend billions to look at the sky we can't even reach but we're not willing to spend more for our own Mother Earth. "
"Be lenient and they abuse. Be strict they complain. Compromise and they question."
"We seem to only seek what is out of reach. Hence, it appears that once one is within reach it is no longer sought."
"Thousands, likely more have sought immortality. What they don't see is that their vision of 'immortality' is a curse to all good men. After all, who wants to live long enough to see all they loved perish, all their ambitions come at an end, all the conflicts of the world in one life time and never set foot on paradise. Besides, when you're stuck on earth, things go boring real quick. "
-Life, The Greatest Irony: Vol 3, Humans
"'There is actually a Nobel prize reserved for anyone who can make a robot as smart as a fly.'"(or somth'n like that)
"To know one's enemy is not just to know their strengths but also their faults. To know oneself is to acknowledge one's faults. True wisdom comes from doing so. True power comes from accepting it."
-Down Into Darkness: Cyn Wraith(The Girl of Tigers Profile)
"Laughter isn't the best medicine. It's just the cheapest one available. Sex works better. But it costs too damn much!"
"Whoever battles monsters should take care not to become a monster too; for if you stare long enough into the Abyss, the Abyss stares also into you."
-Friedrich Nietzsche (OokamiTsume Profile)
"'Raise no more devils than you can lay down.'"
- Ghost Rider (movie)
"They say necessity is the mother of invention. Take an average every day item that someone has invented. Like a toaster. According to this statement, necessity made you need a toaster. What? You got tired of holding your bread over a fire? Necessity is mother of greed and none else."
"The human race is the most deceptive creature on this planet. It is so deceptive it even strives to trick itself."
"The past, as far as anyone is concerned, is like an old fashioned typewriter. Once something is done, you can't undo it, or go back and change it, but what you can do is rectify it in the future."
"The past is set in stone, but the chisel of the future, you hold in your hand"
"If you dream a dream, is it real or not? If you cannot physically touch something, is it still there? If you dream a dream, is it any less real in your mind?"
-Eternal Thief Profile
"It is easy enough to pick up the pieces. It is fitting them back together that's hard."
-Anonymous (Eternal Thief Profile)
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense
-Mark Twain (The Truth of the Matter -Psychick23)
“He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.”
- Leonardo da Vinci (AntagonistKalashnikov2092)
"The best student is one who is willing to learn. Most teachers recognize this fact. But few comprehend when to teach what their students want to know and when to instill the will to learn of what they have to know."
-Don't know don't ask (forgot)
"Yes, I admit. I do forget a LOT of things but at least I don't ever forget at about you...uhh...what's your name again?"
"Love is blind because it sees all that we cannot see."
"Love seemingly ignores social status, physical appearance, and even sins. In truth, love can see those too but it also knows the good in them we cannot see, the greatness of people we cannot comprehend, and the darkness we chose to ignore. Love sees everything in a person before we even realize it even exists and accepts them for who they are. It also desires to be there to aid their growth, for them to develop into all the good, great things we know they can be, to heal their wounds and help them let go of the things which can lead them to the turmoil of a shadowed path."
Notes (If your not me then stop reading.):
The Secret of Superman's Glasses
A lot of people laugh at how stupid everyone around Kal-El is. After all, how hard is it to realize that this mild mannered employee of the Daily Planet is actually the renowned Man-of-Steel? Sadly, this is actually a very realistic event occurring everyday. No. There aren't any men there flying around with their red undies atop their blue spandex... at least no one who can lift Kryptonite mountains. I'm talking about the glasses. Considering that the only cover to this Kryptonian's secret identity, besides the cape and tights, is a thin frame of eye-wear one would think that this cat would have been out of the bag decades ago.
In truth this 'phenomena' is actually easily explainable. The disguise isn't really in the costume, it's the the attitude. Clark has put on the best possible one to cloak his personas. Clark Joseph J. Kent is your average joe that no one takes a second look at. Superman on the other hand is so flashy, despite his humble character, you'd be blind not to see him, under the thought that he isn't moving too quickly that is. Basically, Clark is a forgettable third-button, Superman is the lazer light your buddy's been pointing at your eye. In other words, Mr. Kent is practically invisible to most of the world. He almost doesn't exist so no one has bothered to connect him to his alter-ego. Simply can't connect dot's that are the same color as the paper.
(Note to self: continue discussion. add conclusion. etc.)
(Option 1: Find time to actually finish this and rid it from your profile.)
(Option 2: Find somewhere else to put this in.)
(Option 3: Do nothin.)
(Option 4: ...)
(Nts: Find other(better) options.)
Overall, I feel that the most the was missing was the flair and the drama of it all. Not the sappy, weepy drama but more of... being artistic in your words. Telling a story -a good one- isn't simply narrating to your audience the events as they unfold but telling the events in a way that enthralls them so deep within it that their minds wander free of the limits of reality and into the midst of imagination.
Stories like these are mostly read as entertainment, an escape to the burdens of everyday life and a ticket to a whole new world.
RakeeshJ4 makes a good point in his profile.
nice link. a bit harsh. unfortunately also pretty accurate,
Story Alert Cleaning. I'm basically removing fic from my story alert that haven't been updated since the last 2 years.
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