Author has written 25 stories for Ranma.
Akane is the only true fiancee.
I am a male in my late 50's, with a background in mathematics and programming, and a general interest in the physical sciences. My primary interest in writing in the past has been Ranma 1/2 fanfiction, although lately I have been reading a lot of Harry Potter fanfiction. My own personal taste is for stories dealing with the romance between Akane and Ranma, and I don't normally write or voluntarily read 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. Personally, I like Akane, I find Ukyo to be mildly annoying, I despise Ryoga, etc. Your mileage may vary.
Stories I write generally focus on the romance between Akane and Ranma. The best for which Shampoo and Ryoga can usually hope is a neutral treatment, since I dislike both characters, and I tended to bash them severely in my early stories. Kasumi and Tofu can generally be assured of a positive treatment. Other characters will be portrayed positively or negatively according to the needs of the story. Almost all characters will behave "out of character"; 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 am writing a romance, not a martial arts farce. The needs of the genre impose different requirements on the characters' behaviors.
Web site: mzephyr dot altervista dot org
LiveJournal site: mzephyr dot livejournal dot com
It has been a considerable time since I updated one of my stories, and there is no sign that this will change soon. In the summer of 2009 I had serious coronary problems, with stomach ulcers tossed in just for fun. I ended up having four separate catheterizations, and now have several stents in my chest. Recovery was slow, and I've never regained my former energy. I can manage to do my job, but I just don't seem to have much creative juice left over after. The few updates which took place after August 2009 were things which were already in the pipeline. I do hope to get back to writing someday, but at this time I cannot predict when that will be.
The status of completed stories I plan to post is given below.
(None at this time.)
The stories below are exceptions to my rule about completing the story before I begin posting. I make no promises abut the rate at which chapters will be posted, or even that the story will ever be completed.
Side by Side - Incomplete story. Known as Who's On First, part II of Side by Side, on my own web site.
Next up: On hiatus.
A few tidbits about story statistics: