dreiser: (Star Trek: Janeway Coffee Funny)
Monday, January 30th, 2012 11:41 pm
I know fanfic is serious business for some people, I mean, I've been known to get pissy about things sometimes but I just got linked (for whatever reason) to this irate person reviewing my old Ranma 1/2 fanfic. I wrote this stuff when I was 16. I'm 33 now.

It's 17 year old fanfic and this guy is ranting and raving about how horrible it is and... I'm just baffled. I can see reviewing current fanfic but why dig out stuff that's long dead? I'm curious where he found it. I think I mention on my personal website I consider my anime fanfic to be pretty much crap. I forget my exact wording. It's more delicate I imagine.

This stuff really shows my fandom age.
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dreiser: (My Otome: Haruka/Shizuru Grin)
Monday, August 15th, 2011 11:01 pm
TITLE: Fragile Things
SERIES: My Otome
AUTHOR: Dreiser
EMAIL: dreiser7@yahoo.com
YAHOO ID: dreiser7
MY WEBSITE: http://www.dreiser.org/
CONTENT: F/F romance. F/F sex. Haruka/Shizuru.
WARNING: Major character deaths, angst, violence, and extreme situations.
SUMMARY: In a single moment of violence, those who matter most to Haruka Armitage and Shizuru Viola are lost. Together they try to restore the broken pieces of their lives and learn to exist without the person they love.
DISCLAIMER: I own nothing but my many long abandoned rics that I really do love and need to finish.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: I know I abandoned this fic for a really long time and I'm sorry. I've always loved it and I promise I'm going to do my best to finish it just because I have the story entirely plotted out and I really do want to write it as I've come to love it and Shizuru/Haruka as a couple. Anyway! Here's an update!

Being an Otome isn't a popularity contest )
dreiser: (Playmobil Security Checkpoint)
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 10:46 pm
I'll be there this weekend! Super fun, everybody. I can't wait. I haven't gone to an anime con in what seems like awhile although I know that's not the truth. Anyway, it should be awesome.

ETA: I got a message or two about my Pretty Little Liars fanfic. I don't care about the amount of reviews I get (in fact I loathe it when people hold fanfic hostage by demanding reviews or no updates so if I ever do that it's time to leave fandom and fanfic writing) but it's kind of a bummer to write for something that has no fandom. Mostly because I like to read other fics and I think reading other stories sometimes inspires you as well.

I probably will write another fic but I'm not sure. All the stories are self-contained anyway, which means they don't really need to be continued. I'm tired of leaving people disappointed with me by starting large chapter fics and never finishing them. Which is why I rather just do a single story that can stand on its own or can have a sequel. Now I should go to sleep since I need to leave for the airport at 6:30 am! lol. Ugh.
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dreiser: (Puella: Homura)
Friday, March 11th, 2011 09:01 pm
AKA the totally awesome and tragic development of Homura's character, explaining her bad ass love for Madoka and focusing on her greatness as a character in general. Seriously folks. I LOVE this anime. I'm going to be sad when it's over but each episode is better than the last. I mean, I don't tend to write much angst and tragedy but I do love it when it's done right and this anime does it right times one thousand.

Spent yesterday contacting my few friends who live in Japan. They're all right for the most part. Chris' apartment is submerged and he's had to leave his prefecture. He lives in Kesennuma which is also plagued with fires. If you want to donate to relief efforts I put my money with Mercy Corps who are collecting funds for Peace Winds Japan but any donations are good ones.

Moving onto less serious things, I randomly bought some sesame and honey candy by Joyva and it's the tastiest thing ever. Then again, I love things like that. Bit O Honey is a weird obsession of mine.
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dreiser: (Puella: Homura)
Monday, February 28th, 2011 10:12 pm
I can't recall exactly how I first started watching anime which is rather sad but what I can recall is Sailor Moon being one of my very first anime loves. Certainly it influenced my inate love of the magical girl genre and it remains one of my favorite types of anime to watch.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and Mai Hime/Otome thrilled me with their new intepretations of this genre but honestly? As much as I love both of those shows I find myself totally swept up by Puella Magi Madoka Magica to the point where I'm strongly leaning towards the belief that this is quite possibly the best magical girl anime I've ever seen.

LJ Cut for MAJOR Puella Magi Madoka Magica Episodes 1-8 Spoilers )
dreiser: (Nanoha: Hayate)
Friday, December 10th, 2010 05:34 pm
I've been rewatching all of Nanoha after seeing the movie. I'm halfway done with A's and should be starting Strikers by tomorrow. In the meantime...

I'm plotting out Nanoha fanfic focused on Hayate )
dreiser: (Nanoha: Fate/Nanoha)
Saturday, December 4th, 2010 10:47 pm
OMG, you guyyyys! I finally saw the Nanoha movie.

LJ Cut for rambling squee )
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dreiser: (Marimite: Sei/Yumi Kiss)
Saturday, September 4th, 2010 01:21 am
Wayyyyy back in the day I started an alternate universe fanfic for Maria-sama ga Miteru suggested by Sean Gaffney based around the premise of what would happen if Yumi had been Sei's petite soeur. I liked the idea but I tend to have a short attention span (of a gnat some would say) and I never finished it.

Looking back on it, I love the premise but I dislike the execution I used. Basically using canon storylines and flipping it around so it's Sei and Yumi. Like the whole thing with Tsutako taking the picture and using a secondary storyline involving the bet for Sachiko to find a petite soeur, which involves Shimako this time. Also, as much as I do super love Sei and Yumi I love them more as friends than romantic partners. I prefer Sachiko/Yumi and Sei/Youko.

Anyway! I started rewriting and plotting out the fic again, flipping things up. I'm still using canon plot events but I'm not really focusing on retelling canon exactly how it is but with the soeurs changed around if that makes any sense. I mean, all the school festivals and the card hunt and elections will happen but I'm not going to tell the stories of how they happen in the same way as it happens on the show.

I find the new version I have in mind way more interesting because it sets up Sachiko and Yumi for romance again but they're more on equal footing since they're boutons then Roses together rather than being grande and petite soeurs so Sachiko comes from a different place with Yumi. Also, by setting up Sei/Youko it goes with a whole White Rose and Red Rose family falling in love with each other sort of joke. Plus Sei and Yumi being so close as soeurs that they like to irritate their perspective partners by being flirty with one another. Or rather that's more Sei being flirty and Yumi putting up with it because it's her onee-sama and she secretly enjoys Sachiko's jealousy.

Mostly I just love the idea of Sei and Yumi being soeurs because I think Sei would instill a lot of confidence in Yumi and Yumi would make Sei so happy in a lot of ways. As for Sachiko and Shimako as soeurs, Shimako is like mellowing to the extreme and Sachiko is so fierce about people she cares for there's no way that Shimako would feel like an outsider about her Buddhist background after Sachiko heard about it.
dreiser: (Bubblegum Crisis: Priss)
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 08:47 pm
How did I not know they're making a live action Bubblegum Crisis movie? There's not a lot of info about it on the internet thus far but that movie poster makes me squee in anticipation.

Of course, the major casting decision relies on who plays Priss and how well she can perform Konya Wa Hurricane. For the actress' sake it better be damn good for it remains a classic anime moment. One I just had to share in YouTube embedding form.

Oh, come on, you know I had to do it! It's fabulous Priss and the blonde wig! lol. It's so 80s.

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dreiser: (Utena: Juri Angst)
Friday, January 8th, 2010 09:21 pm
Or it should be. Although Juri Angst isn't nearly as cool sounding as Juri Arisugawa. I got bored and am in the process of rewatching all of Revolutionary Girl Utena and yes, I still fangirl worship Juri above all other anime lesbians despite the fact she's made of angst. I can't help myself. She's also inexplicably the example of cool.

Would I ever want to date her if she was real? Oh no. But I love watching her angsty exploits.

LJ Cut For Juri Angst Examples )
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dreiser: (Wallflower: Sunako Winner)
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 10:10 pm
Sunako from The Wallflower manga is totally like Allison from The Breakfast Club. I mean, wearing the whole homemade skirt that's all raggedy and her off putting goth appearance and general socially inept behavior. So weird to realize this. Kyohei isn't much like Andrew though beyond the fact they're both athletic. Andrew is way nicer. Though they both have parental issues. Kyohei moreso.
dreiser: (My Otome: Haruka/Shizuru Grin)
Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 04:55 pm
TITLE: Fragile Things
SERIES: My Otome
AUTHOR: Dreiser
EMAIL: dreiser7@yahoo.com
YAHOO ID: dreiser7
MY WEBSITE: http://www.dreiser.org/
CONTENT: F/F romance. F/F sex. Haruka/Shizuru.
WARNING: Major character deaths, angst, violence, and extreme situations.
SUMMARY: In a single moment of violence, those who matter most to Haruka Armitage and Shizuru Viola are lost. Together they try to restore the broken pieces of their lives and learn to exist without the person they love.
DISCLAIMER: I own nothing but my enjoyment of pumpkin based foods.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Less angsty than the previous chapters.

Haruka must know what people do with prostitutes )
dreiser: (My Otome: Natsuki Stupid Hurts)
Thursday, September 10th, 2009 08:22 pm
My summary for Fragile Things on fanfiction.net is the following:

My Otome. Haruka/Shizuru. Femslash. In a single moment of violence, those who matter most to Haruka Armitage and Shizuru Viola are lost. Together they try to restore the broken pieces of their lives and learn to exist without the person they love.

I also have this warning in the first chapter in bold font:

WARNING: Major character deaths, angst, violence, and extreme situations.

Now, most people would read these things and put 1+1 and get 2. Except this person who read it and somehow didn't see how "Haruka/Shizuru", "learn to exist without the person they love", and "major character deaths" would be fairly clear signals that Natsuki is going to die in the fic. Unless they didn't read any of that.

D:<
2009-09-10 . chapter 1
how dare you you kill natsuki! this is an outrage! >:[
not happy at all...


Honestly? This is probably one of the funniest reviews I've gotten on a fic in awhile but I'm peeved as a Haruka/Yukino shipper. Why is it not an outrage I killed Yukino? It's her bad hair isn't it? She gets no love.
dreiser: (My Otome: Haruka/Shizuru Grin)
Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 07:52 pm
TITLE: Fragile Things
SERIES: My Otome
AUTHOR: Dreiser
EMAIL: dreiser7@yahoo.com
YAHOO ID: dreiser7
MY WEBSITE: http://www.dreiser.org/
CONTENT: F/F romance. F/F sex. Haruka/Shizuru.
WARNING: Major character deaths, angst, violence, and extreme situations.
SUMMARY: In a single moment of violence, those who matter most to Haruka Armitage and Shizuru Viola are lost. Together they try to restore the broken pieces of their lives and learn to exist without the person they love.
DISCLAIMER: I own nothing but my relief the summer heat is starting to end.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: I told you it would take longer! lol. Finally done though.

THIS IS PART TWO. READ SECOND. )
dreiser: (My Otome: Sara/Haruka)
Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 07:49 pm
TITLE: Fragile Things
SERIES: My Otome
AUTHOR: Dreiser
EMAIL: dreiser7@yahoo.com
YAHOO ID: dreiser7
MY WEBSITE: http://www.dreiser.org/
CONTENT: F/F romance. F/F sex. Haruka/Shizuru.
WARNING: Major character deaths, angst, violence, and extreme situations.
SUMMARY: In a single moment of violence, those who matter most to Haruka Armitage and Shizuru Viola are lost. Together they try to restore the broken pieces of their lives and learn to exist without the person they love.
DISCLAIMER: I own nothing but my relief the summer heat is starting to end.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: I told you it would take longer! lol. Finally done though.

THIS IS PART ONE. READ FIRST. )
dreiser: (My Otome: Haruka/Shizuru Grin)
Monday, August 17th, 2009 07:27 pm
TITLE: Fragile Things
SERIES: My Otome
AUTHOR: Dreiser
EMAIL: dreiser7@yahoo.com
YAHOO ID: dreiser7
MY WEBSITE: http://www.dreiser.org/
CONTENT: F/F romance. F/F sex. Haruka/Shizuru.
WARNING: Major character deaths, angst, violence, and extreme situations.
SUMMARY: In a single moment of violence, those who matter most to Haruka Armitage and Shizuru Viola are lost. Together they try to restore the broken pieces of their lives and learn to exist without the person they love.
DISCLAIMER: I own nothing but my love of Scrivener. It makes writing so much easier!
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Chapters will probably take longer to come out for this fic. It's the nature of angst, I think.

Shizuru wasn’t that mad. Not yet anyway. )
dreiser: (My Otome: Haruka/Shizuru Grin)
Thursday, August 13th, 2009 08:55 pm
I get bored and read My Otome/My Hime fic. Most of which is about Shizuru and Natsuki. I think Shiznat sounds like defecation so I won't use that term but anyway... I'm sick of seeing the following things in fanfic focused on them.

LJ Cut for fanfic snobbery ranting. )
dreiser: (My Otome: Haruka/Shizuru Grin)
Monday, August 3rd, 2009 04:25 pm
TITLE: Fragile Things
SERIES: My Otome
AUTHOR: Dreiser
EMAIL: dreiser7@yahoo.com
YAHOO ID: dreiser7
MY WEBSITE: http://www.dreiser.org/
CONTENT: F/F romance. F/F sex. Haruka/Shizuru.
WARNING: Major character deaths, angst, violence, and extreme situations.
SUMMARY: In a single moment of violence, those who matter most to Haruka Armitage and Shizuru Viola are lost. Together they try to restore the broken pieces of their lives and learn to exist without the person they love.
DISCLAIMER: I own nothing but my love of Shark Week on Discovery Channel.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Please read the warning again. There's a lot of violence in this chapter.

Really, they were foolish, leaving her with a GEM )
dreiser: (Elfquest: OMG!)
Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 03:00 pm
Normally I don't remember my dreams but I had a nightmare last night about the fish monsters from the manga Gyo appearing all over the midwest. They were coming out of my parents koi pond and attacked me and my dogs. Seriously freaked me out. I mean, I read that manga years ago and it still scares me. Brrr. Walking fish.

I'm going to watch Howl's Moving Castle to cleanse my brain. Miyazaki tends to do that for me. Or at least makes me feel all fluffy and good inside. I love his films and I can't wait to see Ponyo when it comes out August 14th.

Almost done with the second chapter of Fragile Things. I should have it done tonight but then I'll send it to my beta to look over. It's filled with angst and a lot of killing spree action from Shizuru which is to be expected.