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Joined 10-17-09, id: 693879, Profile Updated: 04-13-12
Author has written 2 stories for Manga.

Somehow, I convinced myself that I could write. I'm not sure if that's true or not, but regardless, I hope you find the stories on this page enjoyable.

My FanFiction.net profile can be found here: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1267565/

Occupation: College Student

Current Obsession: Yuru Yuri

Update Frequency: Hiatus

What's Been Up: I've been stuck in an eternal rut with trying to revise and edit my stories, but dragging the muse around hasn't been helping any as of late. I'm not sure if I'll ever get around to actually writing and completing anything, as it's been like this for the past couple of months or so.

I'm still a newbie writer, and many of the stories I had plans for seemed to start out with a lot of enthusiasm, but as I got further along during the writing process, I realized how much about writing I didn't know, and that I hadn't done much planning for them from the start. That might explain why I haven't gotten around to updating anything in quite some time.

Mahou Shoujo Hanako Haru in particular, my favorite original story, is the one I've been trying to work on the most, and it started off just like that. A lot of enthusiasm to start with, but with little direction on how to actually plan and write it. As a result, I've hit a huge wall with the story and have been looking for advice from authors ever since, but to absolutely no avail.

I hate to go back on my promise, that no matter what, I'd finish the stories that I've started, but I just can't seem to find any solutions on how to really get those stories going. Until I can find someway to do just that, I doubt there will be any updates for the time being.

Appreciate the reviews from those who have, and apologies all around. Maybe someday, I'll actually work and update something worth while in the future.

New Planned Stories: Nothing new planned at the moment. I'd like to buckle down and work on just one or maybe two stories at maximum for the time being on either FanFiction or FictionPress. I'm finding myself getting overwhelmed by all of the ideas flooding my head. If I get too carried away, I probably won't get a chance to update what I'm already working on.

Policy For Reviews: If you've taken the time to read any of my stories, and followed it up with a review, I will return yours with one of my own. I return reviews, no questions asked. An eye for an eye, an ear for an ear, but if you don't want to part with either of those, a review for a review.

Usually, you can expect a response within twenty-four hours, unless I've gotten myself hit by a car or something. I'm looking for critique. I'm not expecting a page or an essay, but I'd appreciate something in particular that was liked or heck, even terrible. Maybe something seems off, or one chapter didn't transition as well from one to the next, or I've got bad grammar, or maybe I just suck. Critique like that really helps me. The bubblegum review is fine too, you know, "Update please!" or "Have my babies! I liked this so much!" I don't mind those at all, and I rather like them the most.

If I do owe you a review and I haven't done so within a reasonable amount of time, please Private Message me. It's most likely slipped my mind as I've got a ton of other things to do. Trust me, it's not intentional, but when one gets caught up in so much else, like work and college, it's bound to happen occasionally. Or well, if one were to step in my shoes, quite frequently.

To close this lengthy section, regardless if I receive reviews or not, I do not abandon my stories. If it hasn't been updated in awhile, it means I've probably just been busy. Unless it has complete in its status, rest assured it is still being worked on. I don't hold them hostage from readers based on the number of reviews I get. I write more for my own enjoyment, and I would terribly like to hear from others that also enjoy them, but that's no reason for me to give up on writing what I love.

General Information: For starters, before I say anything more, I'd just like to point out that I don't believe for a second that I'm better at writing than anyone else here. I'm leagues away from that. No matter how good someone thinks they are, there are always an endless number of ways to further improve that skill.

If I've read your story, chances are one-hundred percent likely I'll take the time to review it. But a review from me may not necessarily mean I like it or anything. A review is meant for critique; opinions, suggestions, punctuation, story flow, grammar, tense usage, and so on. That's what I give. I expect nothing more from those who do happen to review my stories all the same.

The occasional "Update please!" is an acceptable review too, as I've mentioned before. I kind of like those who are eager to see future chapters. But don't pester people with them. Also, I don't need to be pestered about checking and or reviewing a story you've written from private messages or in reviews on my own stories. This only applies if you haven't reviewed me, of course, or I don't owe you one in return. If I liked the story you've written, it's most likely been placed on my favorites and alerts. I'll know when you've updated.

However, I won't add a story to my favorites or favorite an author just for the heck of it. I only do that sort of thing if I've found the story to be well written, very humorous, or just plain enjoyable. The story doesn't have to be the slightest bit original or hold an impressive plot.

Just make to take care of the basics; have the story well-written to the best of your ability. Or at least make it comprehensible if the bad grammar is supposed to be a part of the humor. Nothing makes a reader's eyes bleed more than capitalized and bold text for the whole chapter. Sheesh.

While this bias might come off as a bit condescending, I honestly prefer only to stick it out for authors who actually show that they've put forth some actual effort into the work they write. There are a lot of bad stories out there that I've seen floating around (which for the life of me, I can't figure out why these get more reviews here), and I'd much rather express my support to and for excellent authors that truly deserve the spotlight for their work, rather than (for the lack of better words), half-assed effort.

On a final note, my stories are constantly undergoing editing and revision. I'm pretty sure I've got Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It always seems to me like my stories just aren't good enough for anyone. If there's an error in a chapter you may see while reading, feel free to point it out. It will most likely be remedied within the day.

About Myself: I'm very quiet and keep to myself, but to others, I seem a bit apathetic and indifferent from what I've been told. I take forever to do a single task because I'm a bit of a perfectionist, and can't focus on more than one thing at a time. I'm a major neat freak, and I've always had a thing for keeping everything around me organized constantly.

I have a tendency to space out often without really meaning to, as I'm usually thinking about something far more interesting than what's actually going on in my life. I just get bored with a lot of things in general and really can't find the motivation to care about much anymore. Nowadays, most of my excitement comes from writing, drawing, making fun of my family, and studying Japanese.

I've always had a bit of a problem with being painfully shy around others too, and I'd like to overcome that and learn to communicate with people more. I really do try to get myself out there with people but, it just seems difficult for me. I'm guessing that if I actually tried a bit harder, it might improve my attitude about a lot of things in life, but it doesn't seem like that'll happen anytime soon.

I'm a bit of a homebody and prefer to work indoors. My passion is writing and drawing, and like everyone else here I'm sure, I would like to become a published author and illustrator someday. People have told me from a young age, that I'm an amazing writer, but I've never believed that, and I know that there is much room for major improvement. My drawing sucks, and the best I can draw are stick figures right now, so I hope I can improve on that too.

Hobbies: I love writing and reading! That should have been obvious from the start, duh.

I also enjoy playing video games, mostly main stream RPGs, because I really enjoy a good story. I used to be into multiple types of games, but since I'm getting older, all I really seem to care for are RPGs now. I like watching any particular anime of any genre, as long as the story and characters are funny and interesting to me.

What I like To Write About: Anything in particular, really. Pretty much whatever tickles my brain at the time, aside from really explicit themes.

I say "really explicit" because while I'm a bit squeamish on the idea, I believe being biased about a specific type of writing and not at least making an attempt in the category places unnecessary limits on myself. It really hinders what I'm capable of writing and if there's anything I don't want, it's to be weak in any specific format of writing, regardless of the subject. I do however, have some limits as to what I will write, as I'd rather not be known mostly as "that" type of author.

My preferred category of writing would have to be action though. I love writing fight scenes. It's just like, when I picture the characters doing something in a game or anime, they should do more to differentiate themselves from the other characters in the story with a unique fighting style. All characters should have something to contribute to the battles.

I really hate it when as a viewer or player, there are like eight party members in a game, but only four of them participate in the fight while the others eat popcorn or something. What the heck are they doing?

It's the same deal with anime too, the main character does most of the fighting, and everyone else sits to the side like pigeons on a power line watching. It's an annoying convention, so I try to include every character contributing to an epic fight in my stories. It makes it seem more realistic to me. I guess I'm just picky like that.

I'm also a sucker for tearjerkers and mushy scenes too. I never really seem to show much emotion while watching them, but I fancy them nonetheless.

Genres I like: I really don't mind what it is that I'm reading. Like I said, as long as there is a good story behind it, I don't mind.

Yuri, Harem, Seinen, Magical Girl, Yaoi, Shoujo-ai, Shounen-ai, Mecha, Horror, Gore, whatever it is, I'll read them all. I've got a very open mind about a lot of things. None of that explicit hardcore stuff though, I'm honestly not a fan of that at all. I prefer only the subtle stuff like fluff, limes, light hintings, implications and so on.

The genre I like reading the most though is probably a tie between Shounen and Shoujo though. I just can't ever seem to get tired of hearing about spiritual pressure or power levels increasing. Then for the finishing touch at that unbelievable moment, the creators just toss in a "That's impossible!" line. Talk about classic.

Shoujo tends to go a little crazy on the relationships, but it always seems to have really good artwork to it. And even though the genre is like, "I've seen this before. Girl meets guy. Girl doesn't like guy. Guy woos girl. Girl swoons and jumps into guy's arms. The end.", somehow, the formula never fails to entertain.

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The Sign of the Crane by Lord Slayer reviews
Michael Stantz went on vacation to Lake Silver Crane with the intention of a relaxing end to the summer but it winds up as anything but when the actions of an ancestor leave him trapped in a woman's body. Rated T for situational humor and some language
Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 26,803 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/22/2012 - Published: 9/21/2010
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Hayabusa Abumi Must Die! by Melissa Norvell reviews
HETERO. What do you do when women you barely know are trying to kill you? Avoid death and try to make sense of it all without dying first!
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Sagaku by EnigmaticNinja reviews
She ran away from everything to start a new life in Japan. Reika, a Japanese native has been ordered to find something. When these two cross paths, fate along with two strange stones will work out the rest.
Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,212 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/25/2010 - Published: 8/29/2010
The Fictionpress Writer's Guide by Charming Dice reviews
Anything and everything you want to know about this site. Want to know the secret to getting reviews, the tricks other writers don't want you to know? The answers are here. And there's more, to be written in a variety of styles. 1st draft. To be refined.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,154 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/17/2010 - Published: 8/2/2010
Writing What People Want To Read by perverted.intellectual reviews
Tired of your story not getting a lot of reviews or even views? What are you doing wrong? Maybe it's simple as typing 'I suck at summaries lol.' Explores some pitfalls writers have and how they can change. Chap. 14: Angst
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 66,410 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 4/3/2010 - Published: 12/15/2009
slashDANCE fUtUrE by Terryll Preston reviews
A Sa Moorai is looking for the greatest treasures any woman can know: Booze, Gambling and...Women! But when she happens upon a little girl who is being manhandled by some strangely robed priest, she leaps to her defense...and ends up regretting it!
Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 12,240 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/25/2006 - Published: 5/19/2005
Peace Writer's Handbook to Common Mistakes by Peace Writer reviews
Tired of receiving reviews that point out all of your careless grammar and spelling errors? Want to make your story look a lot better? Then this handbook is for you! This handbook is almost guaraunteed to eliminate 99 percent of all story errors!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,867 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Published: 10/3/2005 - Complete
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Mahou Shoujo Hanako Haru reviews
When a bizarre series of incidents threaten the spring polis of Hadori Grove, shy Hana Fujiwara is unwillingly forced into a partnership with Rei Kiyomizu, a lazy Esper that claims to be participating in the seasonal Groundhog Race. Hiatus.
Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Spiritual - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,220 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/27/2010 - Published: 2/23/2010
Melancholy Days reviews
Yukio Hirakawa has always seemed bored with his monotonous life. When he meets a girl named Akemi Hatoyama, who shares his passion of Anime and Manga, the both of them along with their friend Ken, decide to form a Doujinshi club. Hiatus.
Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,650 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/30/2010