The Rules of the Fanfiction WritersThe Rules and Commandments of the Fanfiction Writer
1: Thou shalt use correct punctuation, grammar, spelling, and pay heed to the rules of the English language; thou shalt never use shorthand.
That’s right, folks. The things that bug people, although they may seem minor to you (or because some people are just too lazy to put their effort into the grammar, spelling, etc) are huge to other people. For example, would you want to read this…
“U SHOULD USE CORREAFCT, PUNTUATOIN GRAMMAR SPELLIN N, ENGLSIH’
It is the same, basic format as the first commandment, but does it impact you the same way? Do you prefer it to the cleaner version? I didn’t think so. For texting, format and spelling like this are fine. But what’s important, even on dA, is that you put pride and effort into what you write. We don’t ask for perfection. But we do ask for you to try to improve yourself. Isn’t that what dA is for? To show off your art and then imp
How to Write a Fanfiction: Rules and TipsRules on How to Create a FanfictionHow to Write a Fanfiction: Rules and Tips1 year ago in Other More Like This
There are two procedures in which to write a fanfiction.
The first procedure is a standard, basic format and step-to-step guide. As a beginner, it is important for you to try and practice this procedure.
1—Starting the Process:
Pick a movie, book, comic, video game, manga, or anime to write for. There are other types of entertainment, but use some of the more popular ones as your stepping stone to being able to write for more complicated things. The chosen item does not have to be something you are at least somewhat fond of. In this example, we’ll use anime.
2 (optional)—Choosing the Genre:
Choose a genre for your fanfiction. For example: horror, adventure, romance, science fiction. The genre can fit in one or more categories.
**Note: Beginners should avoid reader inserts, which are written in the second person and are sometimes very tricky to master.
3: Do Your Researc
A Demon's Duet - Ch. 1A Demon's Duet - Ch. 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A Demon's Duet
It was somewhere around the middle of spring. The weather wasn’t warm, neither was it cold. The sun stood low, as it was almost time for it to disappear behind the horizon. The reddish colour in the sky reflected in the lake’s calm water and it was completely silent in the forest around it; except for one extraordinary song.
It was played by a man who sat in front of a tree -near the lake- and leaned against its trunk with his back. With a flute against his lips, the young man brought forth tones that sounded unearthly, yet he hadn’t ever heard anything that was equally or even more beautiful that the sound of the flute.
Eden was his name, a young bard who was born twenty-one years ago, in a small village in the west. Where his mother still lived and his father had died merely two years ago.
Eden took the flute away from his lips, held it in front of him with his arm stretch and leaned with his head against the tree trunk. A sigh passed his lips,
10,000 PLUS 185 EQUALS CONTEST!If you can't tell I now have 10,000+ page views and 185 watchers! I'm a bit teary eyed, I never thought people would actually like my writing so much.....So any way I should tell you what the contest is about and the fabulous Grand prize!10,000 PLUS 185 EQUALS CONTEST!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now I'll let you in on a little not-so secret. I love music. I listen to it all of the time and listen to at least one artist from every genre. So a short story real quick to explain were I'm going. A few days ago the radio started playing "Santa Baby" if you don't know that stuff it's about someone asking for a bunch of really fancy stuff from Santa. While I was listening to it I thought.
"Hey...what if this is about a poor person who lives on the street and stuff and they want to live in the life of luxury for a change? That would make a great reader-insert.....yeah like a rich country and poor reader thing."
(That was an example, do not use the song Santa Baby unless you want to...and think of your own idea for it or I'll be disgruntled. Not ang
Fun with the AkatsukiChapter 1Fun with the Akatsuki3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Ugh. What the hell is wrong with me!?" I snapped, throwing another Kunai at an unsuspecting dummy and missing by a mile. "GOD DAMN IT!" I screamed at myself. "This is RIDICULOUS!" I was finally losing it.
"You know, if you focused more and didn't get so worked up then your aim would be fine " A smooth nonchalant voice I knew all too well rang out from behind me.
"Shut up duck-butt, I don't need your cocky advice " I spat with a small glare towards none other than Sasuke Uchiha.
"Yeah, I can see " He noted sarcastically, rolling his eyes at me.
That was it.
I snapped completely and spun around swiftly with a kunai in hand and flung it at directly his head. His eyes widened when he realised what was happening and dodged it ever so slightly which was enough time for distraction. I smirked and disappeared in a puff of smoke only to reappear behind him and kick him in the back. He flew across the training grounds with me leaping after him. As soon as he hit the gro
Fun With The Akatsuki - 7~Fun With The Akatsuki - 72 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Is everybody ready?"
Pein had gathered us all in the living room to get ready to leave. We all had at least 3 suitcases each, all filled with heaven knows what and we were desperate to know how we were all meant to get ourselves, let alone all the luggage, to Pein's little Island paradise.
"Yeah, pretty much!" I smiled, "But, how are we getting there?" I asked innocently, my head cocked to one side.
"Simple, we're going to get there through our teleportation jutsu," Konan informed me softly, a kind smile dusting her features,
"Great!" I chirped,
"When do we leave?" Itachi asked smoothly,
"Now," With that, Pein snapped his fingers and in a great puff of smoke, the entire Akatsuki were taken to a beautiful island surrounded by crystal blue water. It was bright and sunny, the grass was a lush green and the trees decorated the scene perfectly. The mansion truly was great. It had 2 floors and a large porch, covered in flowers. There was a pool and a small Jetty along w
Fun With The Akatsuki - 5~Fun With The Akatsuki - 53 years ago in Drama More Like This
Itachi, Sasori and Tobi all skidded to a halt outside the door, glaring at Deidara for his behaviour. "Seriously Brat, don't act so childish." Sasori stared at him, a small glare lingering in his eyes.
"Childish, un!? Have you SEEN Tobi, hmm?" Deidara shot back, flailing his arms about.
"Well, duh, how can you miss him with a mask like that? If he's so childish and annoying, why do you act like him then, Deidara?" Sasori argued, folding his arms across his chest. Before Deidara could yell out profanities at Sasori, I cut in, shoving my hands onto their chests making them jolt back a little.
"Do you two mind? Seriously, we're here to ask about a vacation, not bicker like bloody 4 year olds!" I shut them up leaving Tobi and Itachi rather amused, though Itachi wouldn't admit it. We must have looked like we were staring in some ridiculously cheesy soap opera. Next thing you know, they'd both be on their knees crying about some tragedy, maybe Hidan finally died! I shook my head
Fun With the Akatsuki - 4~Fun With the Akatsuki - 43 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The three men looked at each other and shrugged. "I'll go " Sasori volunteered raising one hand droopily. I smiled and clapped my hands excitedly. "Great! Let me just grab some money " I stared to walk off but was stopped immediately by Itachi's smartness. "What money? All your stuff is still in Konoha and you gave away your money earlier, where are you going to get the money?" He reminded me nonchalantly.
"Well who around here has heaps of money to spare?" I whined turning around with one hand on my hip. Kisame's shark like grin grew wider and his yellow eyes became bright. "Kakuzu " He nodded his head and I smiled deviously.
"How do you propose we get money form Kakuzu? Seriously, he'll notice if one single penny is missing." Sasori droned. The others let out a small hum of agreement.
"I can tell him I'll pay him back; I have heaps of money back home " I trailed off.
"That might just work. Otherwise we'll just have to go without muffins " It
Keep the DistanceIt's two o'clock in the morning but all the lights on the bottom floor are on. Roy takes no notice of them, huddled in an armchair with an open book and a blank expression. Staring. Instead of words he sees Edward's face between the lines. He's smiling, but the smile is sad.Keep the Distance1 year ago in Drama More Like This
Roy doesn't really know why he's waiting here, only that it feels right, and more than that, it feels necessary. And he has a sneaking suspicion that he knows why. Knows somewhere deep, deep down, that tonight he's probably going to lose something he can't get back.
There's always been a sort of understanding between him and Edward; not an understanding of intent like in a Jane Austen novel (really, marriage is the furthest thing from his mind), but an understanding that, at some point, whatever he and Edward had together would have to end. The longing, the comfort everything.
There is a tap at his living room window.
"Thank God," he sighs, relief and nausea pushing through his veins in equal quantiti
Fun with the Akatsuki - 2~Fun with the Akatsuki - 23 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
'Taiyō no me' I thought quickly to myself. I had been saving my unique eye jutsu for this sort of incident. I blinked and suddenly my eyes became a stunning gold and yellow colour as I stared at the now glaring men. I could see their different coloured chakra trails surrounding each of them and focused on finding a weakness. The Blonde 'Barbie wannabe' pulled himself up off the ground and practically flew towards me. "Deidara!" Itachi yelled at him to stop but it was too late. I ran forward the slightest bit and looked up into his eye, catching him in my Genjutsu. I smirked a little as the scene changed to a deep navy blue around us and I began to think of ways to torment the poor blonde. Before I could begin I was knocked away by none other than the wanted Uchiha. I flew into a tree and slid down onto my feet. I curled into a crouch and leapt into the air throwing my Kunai as I did so and spinning around with my leg held out to earn him a kick in the face. He dodged t
Love,Lead and Lose Chapter 8. DesperationLove,Lead and Lose Chapter 8. Desperation4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
After about an hour of slowly slugging through the slum we were only about a mile and a half away from Kakashi's position. Naruto started to slow down and show serious signs of fatigue and injury.
"Naruto we should stop...you need to rest" I stated as Naruto wrapped a arm around me to keep himself up.
"You've lost to much blood if you keep pushing yourself you're going to end up passing out on us"
"I..can't stop now...we're so close..." Naruto struggled to speak as he held his chest and started to cough up blood
"Ino see if you can get Naruto on his feet again" Shikamaru ordered as he took Kiba, Neji and Gaara off to the side to speak.
I put Naruto down and let him rest against a wall as I walked over to the group.
"We've gotta hurry guys...at this rate Naruto isn't going to make if he is at all at this point..." Shikamaru said with a tone of frustration
"Yeah we know shika but if he keeps pushing himself like this or if we push him to hard he's definitely going to end up
Slender/Hetalia: Beneath the Shadows (Part 2)Slender/Hetalia: Beneath the Shadows (Part 2)1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
A Slender/Hetalia Fanfiction
Beneath the Shadows of the Trees, Part 2
Prussia, France, and Spain
Behind them, the forest and the creature beside it faded away quickly, as if only a vanishing nightmare that had existed for mere seconds before disappearing before one’s eyes. The entire scene was a dream—whisked away with one whisper of a word, a pinch of desperation, a tight squeezing of the soft flesh upon the arm, and a single, forceful slam on a pedal.
Gone. Just like that.
Alfred marveled at his blessings at he began to turn the wheel so that they could veer off onto the main road, where he had, earlier that day, drove away from, with Arthur screaming curses in his ears and demanding that he go back to the road. Alfred had been laughing his head off, intending to run into the trees off to the side of the road, planning only to give Arthur a bit of a scare to start off his evening. I… I really only meant to play a joke on him. I d
Fun with the Akatsuki - 3~Fun with the Akatsuki - 33 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
We descended into the ocean of jade leaves that created the forest below and gently leapt off the clay bird. In a puff of smoke behind us, the clay bird became small and flew up into the air and exploded. Itachi stuck close to me and watched me carefully to make sure that I wouldn't try anything. He of course turned his sharingan back on. We approached a large Oak tree that was covered in dew and moss with flowers sprinkled over the sides of the deep brown tree trunk. Sasori approached and performed a series of hand symbols and pressed against the trunk to open a door hidden within the tree behind some moss. Itachi gently nudged me forward and so I followed Deidara and Sasori through the entrance. Beyond the door was a soft cream coloured hallway that lead into a huge living room. White sofas and a small brown coffee table were arranged perfectly along with a massive widescreen T.V. Other halls lead off to more rooms and a kitchen was visible and close. "Leader and the othe
Love,Lead and Lose Chapter 5. Falling for loveLove,Lead and Lose Chapter 5. Falling for love5 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Alright we're here...Sasuke get on the radio and tell everyone to meet at the local hooch house." I said trying to think of a plan that wouldn't cause us any trouble.
"Naruto um who are we spying on?" Sasuke asked as he completed his task and got out of the car
I did the same and looked up at him with a smile
"We're just checking up on a old snitch of ours. He's just a local junky that we leave alone in exchange for some information." I said as I walked with Sasuke to our destination.
"Wait so you guys don't arrest him for possession or anything?" Sasuke asked confused and a bit troubled by my answer
"Yeah that's right Sasuke we have let a couple things slide here and there in order to catch the big fish." I smiled and patted the raven on the back trying to reassure him.
"It's better to have some people here and there to help us get some information that we aren't normally able to acquire and all we have to do is turn a blind eye here and there." I continued
Foreign language in fanfictions - my humble adviceLet me start with a small explanation:Foreign language in fanfictions - my humble advice1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am probably a rather rare case of a fanfiction and reader insert lover whose native language is not English and who can understand 5 languages without a problem. And this is the reason why I probably notice things in fanfictions that most others don't. This is why I want to try and make you see what I experience and feel as a reader when I encounter foreign expressions and language in fanfictions.
I hope this entry will help you a little bit if you are unsure if you should use any foreign expressions or not and how I think they should be treated. This, of course, is solely my own opinion, so please keep it in mind. I have absolutely nothing against your own opinions on this topic.
I really like fanfiction but I especially love Hetalia-related reader inserts because of the foreign languages and the many things I learn while reading them. I think it's pretty awesome that I now can say "I love you" in more than 10 different
Team Fortress Character GuideA Little IntroductionTeam Fortress Character Guide1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
While this is called the 'Team Fortress Character Guide', a lot of the information contained within can be applied to fan characters with many different origins.
Team Fortress 2. A team-based FPS romp through a crazy little world set in an alternate universe version of the 1960s. With a story told mostly through comics and official timelines, an economy based on hats, accessories and bizarre weapons, and a very blurred line between reality and fiction, the game has many fans and an incredible potential for fan fiction. Where there is potential, there are stories...and unfortunately, when stories are written, Mary Sue tends to rear her speshul snowflake head. Mary waltzes in through the Fortress doors and, like a black hole, she warps the very fabric of time and space around herself to fit her needs. Also like a black hole, it's hard to tell where Mary will show up next. Alright, ladies and gents. Mission begins in ten seconds. Last one alive, lock the door!
...Secret love...Title: Secret love......Secret love...2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Pairing: Kakashi Hatake x Shizuka Byakko (My Naruto OC)
Summary: Shizu is 18 and will turn 19 in a few months. She has joined ANBU a little while ago.
Kakashi just turned 20 about a month ago and is already an experienced member of ANBU
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto, all that belong to Masashi Kishimoto ^^
But I do own my OC Shizuka
I finally decided to tell Kakashi about my true feelings. Now or never! I had spent the entire night wondering how and why and if I even should do it at all, but at last I made up my mind. And discovered it was early morning. The sun was barely rising, hidden behind the clouds.
Maybe this was just foolishness and my mind was blurred after not getting any sleep for the last day or two.
But I couldn't just stumble into his apartment and tell everything just like that.
Few moments later I had gone to the store and bought something for him. Fingerless gloves in blue as he preferred. To be honest his old ones were rathe
Caged InA strike against sincerity;Caged In1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
We’re at each other’s throats,
Like lightning against a rainbow.
The angst shown through humanity;
Taking away my freedom,
Something like a love Nazi.
A wave of true passion;
I’m drowning deeper into your soul,
Like there’s no ocean floor.
A billion shocks per second;
Paralyzing my every move,
You’re just that incurable virus.
The imprisonment of an angel;
No escape available,
Like a cage.
And I can’t leave...
The Perfect Soldier Chapter ElevenAnd I want a moment to be real.The Perfect Soldier Chapter Eleven2 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Wanna touch things I don't feel.
Wanna hold on and feel I belong.
And how can the world want me to change.
They're the ones that stay the same.
They can't see me. Because I'm still here.
They can't tell me who to be.
Cause I'm not what they see.
Yeah, the world is still sleepin while I keep on dreaming for me.
And their words are just whispers and lies that I'll never believe
-I'm Still Here by Goo Goo Dolls
It was four days before Roy saw Ed again. After those Generals had pulled him from his office (his sight, his grip - away from the safety his arms could provide) the blonde hadn't come back. After four days filled with worry and near panic, Roy finally decided to forsake his pride and head over to Ed's dorm. He would find out what had happened and he would do whatever he could to make it right again.
The dorm was empty.
"You, Sergeant!" Roy snapped at