Soccer Dude
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Joined 01-16-01, id: 36517, Profile Updated: 07-07-08
Author has written 5 stories for Manga, and Sci-Fi.

7/7/08: Now active as a beta-reader. I've been neglecting this site and I want to get involved with it again, but so far I have nothing to publish.

9/18/07: Seraphim is complete. It was started July 10th, 2005, and the last update was today. I don't think I've spent 2 and a half years on anything in my life. Microsoft Word puts it at ~177,000 words, and claims I spent 537 hours writing and editing it (though that includes times I've accidentally left it open)

It was a tough project. There were times I was greatly frustrated by it, times I thought about giving up. Progress was slow at first, due to my own lack of discipline and a drought of ideas. I had the beginning and end in my head, but all that stuff in the middle was a gaping valley I had to build a bridge across. Some of the events in Seraphim were planned, others were created as a spur-of-the-moment idea. I stuffed a lot of ideas into it, taken from the many books I read in the period of its creation.

So, what now? I have another project lined up, of course. This one I'm going to put even more effort into, because I hope to publish it. I'm taking writing classes in college and learning a great deal about the craft. Some things I've always known about, others I've been practicing not knowing that I'm doing them, others are totally new to me. Whether or not I'm succeed as a writer, I'll always have stories to tell.

A special note about reviews: The quality of reviews is astonishingly bad in Fictionpress nowadays. Usually, it consists of a short, 10 word blurb that they liked it and want more, or an inane pretend conversation with the reviewer's pet/friend/evil twin. Absolutely no reviewing is taking place. There is always room for improvement on a story, and you should always point it out. Some thick-headed authors will take it badly, but they need to get over themselves. Wouldn't you want someone to tell you your zipper's down? Therefore, I say this, Fictionpress users: do some reviewing in your reviews! Gush all you want about how much you love one character, but if you leave at least one little snippet of constructive criticism, then the job is done. I'd rather have 1 good, full review than 100 of these: "WRITE MORE!!"

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Soul Sakura, Volume I: Destiny Unveiled by Shamara Ambrose reviews
Sakura’s life is turned upside-down on her 16th birthday faster than she can say “mall.” Thrust into a world alone and lost, she must decide who are her allies and enemies. But in order to survive, she will unleash the primordial darkness in her soul.
Fiction: Manga - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 128,679 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/12/2005 - Published: 7/2/2004
Ersatz by yuji-i16 reviews
To them, piloting mechs were all they wanted from life. Unfortunately life wanted more than they were willing to give...
Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 93,727 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 13 - Updated: 3/14/2005 - Published: 3/30/2004 - Complete
Fading Planet by CLAMPraven reviews
Belief is selfish and cruel sometimes, but no less sacred because of it. Shiraho is tied mysteriously to people and their beliefs; she cannot change them or herself. A tragedy? Warnings: crossdressing, death, slash, and general senselessness
Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 25 - Words: 121,265 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 11/1/2004 - Published: 7/20/2004
Outcasts by Cutlass reviews
Tired of all the fantasy stories about elves, faeries, and vampires? Want to read a story that doesn't involve a group of people saving the world? Then try this action-packed, character-driven, wryly humorous piece about Strife, Edge, and Siren.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 150,778 - Reviews: 463 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/27/2004 - Published: 3/1/2004
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Seraphim reviews
Tekashi has an unfulfilled promise: that one day, he'd escape from the caged city of Lower Tokyo, unaffectionately named Hell, and find a friend who was ripped from his life. Shima, a secretive and obstinate girl, may be the key out.
Fiction: Manga - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 33 - Words: 177,297 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/17/2007 - Published: 11/28/2006 - Complete
NITO bots: Purge reviews
Hotaka and his wingmates prepare a final counterattack on the Virus, rallying under their newfound capabilities. But devisions within the Alliance, and Nito squadron, threaten to trump their chances of victory, and the Virus is not yet ready to quit.
Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 23 - Words: 113,100 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 10/21/2005 - Published: 2/27/2005 - Complete
NITO bots: Quarantine reviews
Exhausted, divided, but still strong, Nito Squadron holds the frontlines and begins pushing back against the Virus. Are the tables turning in their favor? Or is the Virus biding it's time, planning something sinister?
Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 74,493 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 6/28/2004 - Published: 3/1/2004 - Complete
Unwilling Phoenix reviews
Kanesville Police and Special Forces had an exemplary cadet, but a tragedy caused him to turn the gun on himself. Now he's been cloned, complete with all his skills, and his mental instability.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,564 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 6/14/2004 - Published: 4/29/2004 - Complete
NITO bots: Infection reviews
Hotaka was like any other rookie pilot, until the advent of biomechanical technology, discovered in an alien derelict. He and his ragtag squadron could win the Iron War for the Imperials, but a third faction lurks at the edges, waiting to infect.
Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 18 - Words: 78,040 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 8/10/2003 - Published: 5/19/2003 - Complete