Murakami Sheep
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Joined 02-02-06, id: 983270, Profile Updated: 02-08-10
Author has written 4 stories for Last Exile, Gundam UC, and Bastion.

I often revisit FanFiction.Net, if only to re-read the reviews left on my stories by the other authors and visitors to the site. The stories I have here are very personal, and represent what I feel is some of the most emotionally moving writing that I've done (which isn't much, and isn't very good, so please don't set any lofty expectations for my writing). As it is with many anime fans, I always finished a series feeling a very close attachment to the characters, as if over the course of the show they had become personal friends of mine - whom I didn't want to leave. These stories were my way of "keeping in contact," so to speak - and they are also insights into the defining character traits that make my selected protagonists so unique even amongst the many copy-cat anime series that pop up every year.

I originally had posted four stories to FanFiction.Net. Of those four, I have removed one (a serial story set in UC Gundam, which was a futile attempt at becoming a "professional" fanfiction writer), uploaded a revised version of another (note in the story description), and left two as they are. Of the three remaining stories, two are set in Last Exile, and one in UC Gundam. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. With such strong characters, the stories wrote themselves. I was simply the conduit through which that process occurred.

I've Decided: A story based off of Last Exile. "I've Decided" is at once a glimpse into Mullin Shetland's tortured past as well as a dedication to his romance with the Disith warrior Dunya. As the two grow closer and closer, Mullin finds himself troubled by past failures and his family's dysfunction. Unable to move forward, he struggles to make the final step and confess his love to her. As of December 23, 2009, I fixed the, "The End" portion of the story.

Revenge: A story based off of Last Exile, "Revenge" chronicles Alex Rowe's final moments as he strangles Maestro Delphine to death. In the process the story flashes back to events in the past, when Euris still lived, along with their bright vision of the sky. As of December 23, 2009, I've uploaded an edited version of "Revenge," that fixes the many problems I originally had with the flow of the story (problems that were due to poor choices in grammatical structure and vocabulary). Alex was my favorite character in Last Exile. In fact, this story is about why he is my favorite character. Alex is an unredeemed, unrepentant anti-hero - and that is what makes him so intriguing. Unlike most anti-heroes, Alex never eventually rises to the occasion and saves the day, or undergoes a change in moral character to become more of a stock "hero." He remains an anti-hero throughout Last Exile, to the very end. "Revenge," is truly a story about why he became an anti-hero in the first place, and why his last living moments in the show are such a brilliant culmination to his character's life.

Those beside us / Those behind us: The year is Universal Century 0079. The forces of the Federation and the Duchy of Zeon have reached stalemate. However, the frontlines are in a perpetual state of conflict. In order to preserve the integrity of the lines and to ensure that the Zeon forces do not break through, the Federation has begun to organize units comprised of tanks and customized mobile suits to give advance warning of enemy offensives. These elite observer teams have come to be known as “Shadow Teams” or “moles.” Unlike conventional forces, these teams do not adhere to strict military protocol, which often fosters a unique environment. From this climate comes many tales, often of heroism, but equally as often of grim reality. This is one such story.

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Kazakiribane by Shizukana Sakka reviews
A tale of a young boy with a mysterious past, and of a rare Haibane whose birth could signify dramatic changes to the lives of the residents of Glie.
Haibane Renmei - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 42,070 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 10/23/2007 - Published: 12/28/2005
The Mending Summer by Arcadia05 reviews
COMPLETE! As they begin their new lives on the mystical blue planet, Claus and Lavie decide to build a house of their own. But through the construction of their new home, they mend broken friendships from the past while reinforcing their own along the way
Last Exile - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 59,430 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 6/3/2006 - Published: 11/12/2005 - Complete
Digital Reality by embarassed reviews
Years have past since the legendary .hackers were seen and the girl named aura is all but a myth. The World seems at peace. That is, until strange occurrences begin to occur once again, dragging a clueless hero into the midst of his worst nightmare.
.hack/SIGN - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,512 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/4/2006 - Published: 12/7/2005
Not Looking For a Love Affair by kishiria reviews
NOW COMPLETE. Gundam 0083. Anavel Gato's stay in Von Braun before he rejoined the Delaz fleet
Gundam UC - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,635 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/31/2002 - Published: 8/28/2002 - Complete
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The Calamity reviews
When the world ends, what matters?
Bastion - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,536 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/22/2012 - Zulf - Complete
I've Decided reviews
Mullin Shetland has had little luck with women, but that's changing. He's met Dunya, a girl from Disith. However, even as his relationship with Dunya begins to flower, he is haunted by memories of childhood pain and recent wounds.
Last Exile - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,355 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/5/2006 - Complete
Those beside us Those behind us reviews
The year is Universal Century 0079. The forces of the Federation and the Duchy of Zeon have reached stalemate. However, the frontlines are in a perpetual state of conflict. This is the story of one isolated Federation unit as it fights to survive.
Gundam UC - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,373 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/5/2006 - Complete
Revenge reviews
This very short story chronicles Alex Rowe's last moments as he strangles Maestro Delphine to death. As the drugs course through his body, past and present come together to remind him of the most important moments of his relationship with Euris.
Last Exile - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 698 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/5/2006 - Complete