Author has written 27 stories for Ranma, and Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.
My original primary interest in fan-fiction was for the manga Ranma 1/2. While I have read fan-fiction based on various works, my primary interests other than Ranma have been Inuyasha, Harry Potter, and lately, Miraculous Ladybug.
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Status of Stories
Concerning Ranma 1/2
My own personal taste is for stories dealing with the romance between Akane and Ranma, and I don't voluntarily read (and pretty much never wrote) stories which pair either of them with anyone else. On the other hand, I understand how people can hold different opinions about this. It seems to me that most of the characters in the manga exhibit inconsistent personalities, according to what Takahashi-sensei needed for the current story arc, and how one feels about a particular character depends on how one resolves these inconsistencies in one's own mind. Also, although I refuse to watch the anime, I understand from others that its depiction of the personalities of some characters differs substantially from the manga. Personally, I like Akane, I find Ukyo to be mildly annoying, I despise Ryoga, etc. Your mileage may vary.
Stories I wrote generally focused on the romance between Akane and Ranma. The best for which Shampoo and Ryoga could usually hope was a neutral treatment, since I dislike both characters, and in my early stories I must admit that I tended to bash these two severely. Kasumi and Tofu could generally be assured of a positive treatment. Other characters were portrayed positively or negatively according to the needs of the story. Almost all characters behaved "out of character" to some degree; first, because of the inconsistency noted above - I do not believe most of the characters have a consistent character from the series to be in - and second, because I wrote romances, not a martial arts farce. The needs of the genre impose different requirements on the characters' behaviors.
Concerning Harry Potter
Unlike Ranma 1/2, in the Harry Potter fandom I am very open-minded about pairings for Harry. Well, as long as it isn't slash, and I admit that Harry/harem tends to make me roll my eyes. My favorite is Harry/Hermione, but I'm perfectly happy to read Harry/Luna, Harry/Daphne, Harry/Susan, Harry/Padma, and even Harry/Tonks (if they deal credibly with the age issue), or Harry/Ginny (if they work to make me forget how poorly Rowling developed this pairing).
It's Hermione pairings that I have trouble with. Because other than Harry and Neville, there just aren't any other really good choices. Hermione/Ron is an automatic vomit inducer. I refuse to consider Hermione and darker characters such as Draco or Nott (or, God forbid, Lucius or Riddle). I also can't deal with pairing Hermione with someone her father's age, such as Remus, Sirius, or Snape. Fred or George can be made to work, if the personality differences are made believable. Hermione with Charlie or Bill Weasley really needs to be set after Hogwarts, preferably with Hermione in her 20s, so that the age difference isn't so much of an issue. Probably Hermione/OC is best if she isn't paired with either Harry or Neville.
By the way, the above statement about Hermione/Ron doesn't mean that I dislike Ron. Ron can be a good guy in the story, and I have no problem with that. Or I can read the opposite sort of treatment for him, so long as it is well written. But no relationship between him and Hermione. It just doesn't work.