Author has written 5 stories for Supernatural, Friendship, Love, Fantasy, and Life.
Hello, My name is RaijinTiger but just call me Raijin, I live in England. I currently have one ongoing story along with a few "Concept Sparks" that need a bit more work until I can start considering uploading them as stories. I also have the tendency to just make a poem and upload it so keep your eyes open. I have been exposed to a lot of stories so I have quite high standards(I won't drop a story because of one thing but you need to at least make the effort) especially in the supernatural/romance combo that has seen a lot of attention. I love a good story as long as it doesn't cause "depressed deduction(seriously, that gets on my nerves). As you may have seen(If you haven't, I don't know what you have been reading up till now) I sometimes use my own terminology to get my point across such as: Concept spark= Ideas/themes that I have done a 1000 word expansion on to see how it could work. Depressed deduction= Having figured out something moderately important to the plot and then have it spelt out for you, taking away the fulfillment. In terms of a review, expect quite detailed feedback with no sugar coating.
So now before I get into just what I expect to find in a story, I feel I need to get interests I have out there: Manga, Video Games, Sports and Music
I'll get into manga first. Basically it goes like this, I love manga a lot as I'm sure the list will show you. I'm also very involved in the romance genre as the list will also show. Although there are a lot of manga on this list that have lately come into the spotlight because of anime adaptations and I'm happy they are getting support, I'm quite upset about the fact that hidden gems only a few loyal readers knew of are being thrown into the spotlight. So here's a challenge, for every manga you see that you have heard of, I want you to say out loud "Plus One" and for every one you have read say "Plus Two". And this list is going to be a long one with ratings out of 10 based off of MY opinion and an (O) for ongoing and a (C) for completed. These will have a note next to them about why or just how amazing it is. Note: Only manga I have finished or am up to date on are here.
Naruto(O)-7/10 Tastes have matured, don't fall for the hype
Bleach(O)-7.1/10 Read the one above this again
Katekyo Hitman Reborn(C)-8.2/10 A lot more original than the previous two in terms of the powers displayed
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion(C)-8.5/10 No matter how many times you ask me, I can't decide between this and Death Note
Highschool of the Dead(O? People who are reading it know what I mean)-7.1/10 Honestly I prefer my high-schools to be full of students but this is okay
Deadman Wonderland(C)-7.8/10 Tried too hard to make me pity/empathize with the main character
Aku no Hana(C)-8.3/10 When they put "Psychological" in the genre list, they weren't messing around
Freezing(O)-7.7/10 Look past how much fan-service there is, you're opinion will change
Air Gear(C)-7.9/10 Sweet concept, loved the races
Prince of Tennis(C)-8/10 If only tennis was actually this exciting
Psyren(C)-8.4/10 Awesome powers, awesome characters AND time travel done well
Veritas(C)- 8.9/10 This is the best manga I have seen that contains martial arts, just wow
Ichigo 100%(C)-8.1/10 The first real schoolife romance manga I ever read, I owe it a lot
GE: Good Ending(C)-8.2/10 This is just an emotional roller-coaster
Unbalance x Unbalance(C)-7.6/10 TeacherxStudent? I'm down for that
Nisekoi(O)-7.5/10 Stop turning into harem and start turning into a romance
Aki Sora(Yes... That)(C)-6.8/10 Only redeeming factor was the parts towards the end, that's it
Uwakoi(O? Same problem as HSOTD)-6.5/10 Only realized the artist had also drawn "School Days" AFTER I had gotten too far in to drop it
Kimi no iru Machi(C)-8.4/10
Fuuka(O)-8.4/10 Same rating to all three of these because it is the same author, and set in the same "World" as each other
Phew that was long, the rest will be shorter. Now let's move onto video games. I take back what I said, this will most likely be the longest one. I guess I'll start by listing genres I like and then just list a few games and franchises that I particularly like a lot or have history with, whether its good or bad. Same challenge as before apllies but this time "Plus Two" is if you have played the games and "Plus Three" is if you have completed them(granted that some of these games technically never end).
Sports Games- If it has "EA" on it, then I've probably played it quite a bit
1st Person Shooters- Ugh, don't get me started on my hate for those
3rd Person Shooters- A little bit more tolerable but still not my favorite
MMOs- Okay, as much as I would love to sink time into those(no sarcasm), I just don't have that kind of time available
Fighiting Games- Tekken, Mortal Kombat and maybe Street Fighter but Soulcalibur is pushing it a bit(Anime Fighting games are a COMPLETELY different story though)
Platformers- Stuff like Mario and Sonic are alright
Turn Based RPGs- Pokémon, Etrian Odyssey, the Persona series
"Free Flow" RPGs- The "Tales of" franchise is a favorite
PC, Console or Handheld? Indifferent about PC gaming, Handheld has really taken off as of late but to be honest, I prefer sitting in front of a T.V with friends and family playing
The Games Containing History(Not in order apart from the obvious ones)
"Bust-a-Move" The FIRST game I ever played- Seriously, search up this game and watch a few minutes of it, it is the origin of how things like Candy Crush started. It introduced the make "three or four of the same colour touch and they pop" mechanic and was a console too nonetheless.
"Spider Man" The first game I EVER completed- Not the one based off of the first movie, the one before that where The Human Torch appears at the beginning of the game. For those who were around to know what I'm talking about, I was NOT prepared for that final level. At all.
"Pro Evolution Soccer 4" The first game I ever beat a family member at on versus mode- Thinking about it now, my dad probably did go easy on me but the very young and naive me didn't know that.
"Tekken Tag Tournament" The first game I ever played on the hardest difficulty- I did not know Jin could literally snap every bone in your body from doing the tackle to ground move. Only those who have witnessed it first hand fully understand what I mean.
"Mega man X7" The first mega man game I ever played- I know right? I'm such a victim. Don't worry it gets worse...
"Sonic 06" The first game I played on my Xbox 360 as well as the first Sonic game I ever played- That's right, the struggle is real. The worst part about this, since I was still too young to know the phrase "Its just a game" nor could I ever understand when people around me said it, I would get quite upset when I couldn't beat a level. Now add on the fact that I had just picked up one of the most poorly created games in existence after hearing from people how insanely good sonic was, as well as my lack of understanding to know that some games aren't made well enough to be enjoyed by everyone who plays them. I cried. I cried a lot. The reason was because I had also heard how easy the first levels of Sonic games were and I had always been told "If you can't beat a level, don't blame the game. Its because you're doing something wrong." so I kept trying to beat the first mach speed section and kept crying as I failed. Although now, I know that the whole game is able to be completed, I had never played a Sonic game before that. So I blamed myself for the reason I would keep losing lives despite the fact, that game is impossible to complete if you aren't a seasoned Sonic player. A short while after I had told my friends how hard it was, since I was the only one who had played it, they laughed at me. This game is the reason for those painful memories of being ridiculed and I swear as long as I have two hands, I will never pick up a controller if Sonic 06 is in the disk tray.
"Fight Night 2004" The first time I saw blood in a video game- I can't even fathom why I played such a violent game when I was clearly too young for it, but I did and I got really scared when I saw the guy who was on the cover of the game step into the ring to fight my created character. According to me this is it worked: Cover of the game= Really good. Which is sort of a dead on assumption with sports games, the best people in the game are generally on the front cover. But anyways, he threw less than ten punches before my character was knocked out, I was shocked but not as shocked when they showed an instant replay with a close up of my guy's face. I watched, so frightened as I saw the glove connect with his face and a red liquid slowly flew out of my character's mouth. I dropped the game, picked it up recently and created a fighter with the same name my old one had, then proceeded to beat the artificial intelligence out of Roy Jones Jr
Well that lasted way too long, I think I may have gone too much into detail with the last two. Well, that's how it goes.
Now onto what I expect from a story!
Okay so that turned into a rant, I do that sometimes. Oh and before I forget, I have this obsession with characteristics and personalities not just in fiction but in real life as well. I don't know why but the I am extremely interested in mental states during different times and how they link to certain emotions. How people react to the same things differently also intrigues me. This may seem like a mundane interest at first but it becomes so fulfilling, granted you actually take this far enough to start putting it to practice. I have recently just finished secondary school, but during my final year I got really good at it. When you're able to walk into a class, look around and know how every individual is going to act from which you can tell how another individual will respond to it before the lesson even starts, it makes things that are yet to happen funny when they do. Some people have said its "foresight" when its nothing that special at all, I look at it more like "paying attention" because that's all it is really.
Well that's about all you need to know in that department, I'm online a lot so don't be scared to pm since I will generally get back to you quickly. I'm not going to close by putting a list of quotes I looked up that sound inspiring but a list of things people in my life have said to me that I hold dear:
Mother- "When people gossip about the great things you've done, remember that we were here gossiping about the great things you would do."
Father-"I won't tell you which path to walk and which not to, I'll just put a warning sign near the ones that are wrong until you get it right."
Brother-"If you want to someday be the best at something, just know you have to be better at it than me before you try."
Close Friend-"If you don't like how teachers talk about your dreams, leave them speechless when they come true."
This final quote is from someone I met at an inter-federation debating competition in 2013 between the schools in our area, I never asked for her name since the one time we spoke beforehand, we were on different sides representing our schools. We lost in the semis to them and since all students who attended had to make their own way home or leave with their school when they were eliminated, I chose to stay behind and watch the finals to see if she won. Her team won by a landslide compared to our round so I decided to leave about an hour after because I was talking with friends from other schools. On my way out, I bumped into her and after congratulating her I jokingly said "You know, you're really good at proving you're right!" What she said in response may not on the surface seem as important as the previous quotes and although this is only really relevant in an argument, it for some reason has stuck with me on a deep level:
"People's opinions don't change if you prove YOU'RE right, they only change when you prove THEM wrong."
Believe it or not, that line has kept me going through some tough times and on the miniscule chance the girl is reading this, thanks.
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