Friday, May 31, 2013

Nearing the Beginning of the End... or something like that.

Chapter 9 for Harry Potter and the Heir of Slytherin, or HPatHoS for short, is well on it's way to being complete. I believe I mentioned this, but this is the last chapter before the Hogwarts Express chapter, and then it's off to Hogwarts.

You may now get out the boos and celebrate. I even have a beer bong.

Speaking of my next chapter, it's a little long. I'm beginning to suspect it will be over 12,000 words by the time I finish. I seem to be writing more and more and more with each chapter I write. And when I say more and more and more I am talking about my word count for each chapter. I know there are a lot of people who feel I add unnecessary amounts of detail, and while they're probably correct in that regard, I enjoy writing this way so there.

Describing a scene in incredible detail, adding character inflections to make each person within the story their own unique individual, creating witty (or not) dialogue to add humor and blending it all together like some kind of half baked batch of marijuana brownies. Really, there's nothing quite as awe-inspiring as that.

No, I don't actually smoke, or do drugs. But I add drug humor because it's awesome.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Q&A? Hawa, it's so short...

ShadowStar91: Yes, Minato will play a roll in this story just like Yukari. It won't be a very big roll, but there will be a roll for him to play nonetheless.

kleshchevand: Honestly, I don't know how old Chiho is, but I do know that the legal age for consent in Japan is 13. That means if you are 13 years old, you are legally able to have sex without worry about being arrested or something.

marcusrose: Yes, Naruto has been a father. I've actually alluded to this several times without really mentioning it. Don't know if you can figure out how, but anyone who does will get a cyber cookie!

My own Thoughts on Ashikabi no Shinobi:

Not many people had any real long questions for me to answer, so I figured I would talk more about my experiences with writing.

Ashikabi no Shinobi is definitely one of the more interesting stories for me to write. This is due, in large part, to just how many characters I contain in any given seen. Sometimes I'll only have one or two, but there are many other times where my story will have six, seven, eight, or even nine people all together, all talking at the same time. It can get very confusing to write more than one conversation at the same time because you need to space both conversations out between each other without confusing your readers.

I think this is why most people stick with only having a few characters that matter in any given scene. Oh sure, they might have eight or nine people within a scene, maybe even more, but only two or three will actually have any importance to the dialogue.

Of course, that just makes me see this story as an intellectual exercise. It's a challenge to find the right combination between two or more conversations that are happening simultaneously.

And this isn't even going into how fricken difficult it is to write a story about a completely overpowered god-like Naruto's journey from cold, unfeeling bastard to a less naive version of who he used to be. That's even more difficult than engaging in several conversations at once in a single scene!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Next Work

Now that chapter 25 of Ashikabi no Shinobi has been posted, I'll be working on chapter 9 of Heir of Slytherin. This will be the last chapter before summer ends, so for those of you who have been patiently waiting for that moment, I am pleased to inform you the wait is almost over. After chapter 9, I'm going to have one more chapter, which is the Hogwarts Express chapter, then it's the beginning of the school year with chapter 11.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Coming Along

Not much to say in this post. Chapter 25 is coming along nicely and should be posted sometime tomorrow.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Ashikabi no Shinobi chapter status update.

I am making good progress with chapter 25 of Ashikabi no Shinobi, and expect it to be finished by and posted by Wednesday. Let us all keep our fingers crossed and pray something doesn't happen to it.

Comicon!

So I went to Comicon in Arizona yesterday, and I have to admit, it was pretty awesome. Don't know if you guys have ever been a comic convention, but they're pretty bad ass. There were a lot of people there, and a good deal of super awesome costumes.

I'm the dude in the Dante Costume. Just in case you were wondering. And yes, she is pointing a gun at my head.
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It's a damn good thing I'm half devil or getting a bullet in my head might actually kill me!

Yes, that is a real stuffed alien.

Don't know what their designation is, but I always thought female spartans were dead sexy.

If you do not know who these two are, I'm not talking to you.

Yes, that is Chun-li, the real Chun-li. She'll kick your ass until it's grass!


Me and Solid Snake. Yes, we met at a comic convention. That's where all famous heroes and anti-heroes go.

I can't believe he gave me bunny ears. He's so lucky Rebellion got confiscated at the door or I would have stabbed him.
So yeah, that was me at Comicon. I was kinda lonely since, well, I went alone... but I met a couple of cool people there so I guess it's ok. Didn't meet many chicks though. Of course, that could have just been because they were in flocks and I'm pathologically shy.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Photoshop artist wanted!

Yo! Do any of you fanfic fans enjoy drawing and painting in photoshop? Would you mind helping a down on his luck fanfiction author out?

For those who wouldn't mind, I'm interested in making profile paintings for all the bios for my Harry Potter series, as well as book covers to use for my fanfics.

If you are interested, please email me at varnell.brandon@gmail.com.

Working on a new chapter

Alright, so I'm going to start writing another chapter for Ashikabi no Shinobi, since it seems to be my second most popular story. I can't make a good estimate of when I'll finish it yet, because I have no clue how long the chapter is going to be. That being said, I started writing it yesterday and made decent progress.

And on a side note, I just saw Star Trek yesterday as well. Let me tell you, that movie was aweshume. No, I do not mean awesome, I mean aweshume. Awesome just doesn't begin to properly describe how cool that movie was.

In any case, the movie was incredible and apparently was made using just seven stage sets in LA. How cool is that?

Harry Potter Chapter 8 Q&A

PriyanshPotter: I'm not sure how you can say that nothing happened here. There was at least two important events that took place in this chapter and several key pieces of information that I gave you that are important to the story, as well as some foreshadowing certain instances for the future.

Wirdo: By alternative focuses do you mean other magical foci like staffs instead of wands? Or something else? Please be a bit more specific with your question because I'm not one hundred percent positive what you are talking about?

As for your second question, there aren't really any non magical associations that know about magic. I may create a society like that, possibly, and use them as an antagonistic group for Harry to face, but that's only if I can reasonably put it in without losing focus of the story.

However, while I don't know if I'm going to have magically knowledgeable muggles, I will have muggles who know about Vampires. The Vatican, for example, know of the existence of vampires and werewolves and hunt them down where ever they can.

narutoDkurosaki: I'm not sure you know what a Gary-stu is if you think Harry is one. A Gary-stu is a male character that is nauseatingly perfect. Nothing he ever does is wrong, he is always right, he always knows what's best, he always does the right thing, he never gets flustered or confused because he knows EVERYTHING and always has a solution to every situation he may find himself in.

If my Harry was a Gary-stu, he would not have been confused by Selene, he would have made Selene confused about him. She also would not have flustered him, he would have flustered her. When Selene flirted  with him, Harry would have not only flirted back but would have done it twice as well as she did and made her feel inadequate and embarrassed. Harry would not be having wet dreams about Selene, he would have been the one giving HER erotic dreams about him.

Harry would not have been confused about his feelings if he were a Gary-stu either. He would have known right away what was happening and why, then he would have taken steps to ensure that it was under control.

There are a hundred other little things that Harry does that show he is not a Gary-stu; things like dressing in a muggle business suit because he thinks it makes him look more mature when all it does is make him look like a child playing banker. These small character flaws are what make him specifically not a Gary-stu.

To be frank, Gary-stu is a term people throw around far too often without truly understand what that term means.

Gary: All I'm going to tell you is too bad. Puberty is something all children go through, and as this is a story being told mostly from Harry's perspective, you will have to bear witness to him muddling his way through the most awkward years of a teenagers life. It's the unfortunate consequence of writing a story about children as they grow up.

HellFirePhoenix: I think you're getting yourself confused. There will be no real romance in this story. The romance does not really pick up until book 4. Book 2 is simply Harry going through puberty and the hilarity that ensues because of it, nothing more. It's not like just because he's going through puberty he's going to start jumping every female he sees.

GinaKim: In that case, I'm not sorry to see you go. It's clear to me that you have no concept of how to properly build up a series.

I also find it funny that you decided to delete this story from your favorites on the chapter that Selene made her departure from this fanfic. Really smart of you.

And thanks for upping my review count by the way. I always love you 'I can't read your story anymore' types. It's like you get your rocks off telling me your not going to read my story anymore like I should actually care. Especially when in doing so all you're doing is giving me one more review to add to my count.

Hydreigon915: Yes, they are. Both Jeanette and Therese are from Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines. I was wondering if someone would actually get that reference.

n0mstr: Actually, Harry's magical index is simply the largest that Emily has ever seen. I did not mention it directly, but I left enough hints that while, rare, there are people who have had a similar case of having a high magical index within the past one hundred years.

I don't think I need to tell you which two had a similar index rating to Harry.

Q&A Done. Now time for thoughts and conclusions.

To start, I am pleased to see that Selene has been, for the most part, well received. Creating likable, realistic (at least realistic as possible while keeping compliant within the canon story restraints) OC's is always difficult. Most of the time an OC will either be extremely annoying and unlikable, or they will be a Gary-stu or Mary-su. That you guys have come to enjoy reading about Selene means I've accomplished something monumental here, as there are very few stories with likable OCs'. In fact, I can only name one story with good OCs', and his story is OCcentric.

In other news, I completely forgot how large grapefruits were. I was actually looking for another item to reference breast size but couldn't think of one and just went with grapefruits without really realizing that they were a pretty good size. I have since corrected that small mishap when I said Lisa's chest was the size of grapefruits.

So some people have decided they apparently can no longer read my story because Harry is going through puberty. I guess they're uncomfortable reading about someone going through a natural process that happens to everyone at some point in time when they begin growing up. I don't really blame them for feeling this way, I remember when I went through puberty and it was very awkward to say the least.

I do, however, have to question the validity of their statement. I went on to these people's profiles just to see what kind of stories they have on their favorites, and most if not all of the people who said they can't read my story anymore possessed unparalleled amounts of slash. In particular, they had a lot of Harry/Snape stories.

Now, maybe it's just me, but I find the idea of reading about a child going through puberty - something that happens to all of us regardless of whether we admit it or not - to be far less controversial and disturbing than a 30 something year old man having sex with another male 20+ years his junior. Maybe it's just me and I'm the weird one, but I can't help but think these people have a serious double standard.

And now for the cyber cookies!

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What? You think I forgot? Bitch please.

There were several people who managed to guess my reference. For those who didn't, it was a tribute to Daneel Rush's Naruto Genkyouien, awesome story by the way. Even if you are not necessarily a Naruto fan, I would check this one out. The funniest story I have ever read to date.

And now, the Cyber Cookies. They go out to these people:

Cheeser42, who couldn't remember the name but knew it was written by Daneel Rush. blueper, Guest. I'm a Nobody. Who are you?. Wrandral. Futon-Lord, and yes, if you divide 90,000 by 10, Dumbledore's power level is OVER 9000! narutoDkurosaki. And IReadOnly. Congratulations! You people get a Cyber Cookie!

YAY!



I apologize if you guys don't like chocolate chip, but that's all we have in stock right now.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Posted

Alright, so I posted chapter 8 of Harry Potter and the Heir of Slytherin. I think it's a pretty interesting chapter and showcases how serious of a problem Harry is now facing, though I'll admit to being biased since it's my story, but whatever.

Anyways, you guys will have to tell me what you think.

On a side note, I figured I would tell you guys something interesting. I actually found this out a little while ago, before I started this blog, and can't believe I forgot to tell you guys.

So, I was wondering through Google, yes, Google, searching for my fanfic Harry Potter and the Gift of Memories to see if it was on any forums. I remember my first version of this story, Harry Potter's Rise to Power had gotten on some kind of forum, don't remember where, and a bunch of people who I don't think have ever written a story in their life were bashing it.

I'll admit, it was pretty amusing to read their comments, and I'll even admit they were kind of right. That story was lacking in many ways.

In either event, during my search for my story on Google, I ran into something interesting. It seems that someone had actually taken my story, literally copy and pasted it, and then tried to sell it as an Ebook online. Can you believe? Not only did they have the gall to steal my story, but they actually thought they could sell a fanfiction online and make money off a name that does not belong to them.

And did I forget the mention that the story was not finished? This guy had apparently tried to sell my fanfiction when it only had, like, 22 chapters in it. The story wasn't even complete! Not only did some idiot try to sell a fanfic, they also jumped the gun and tried to sell it when they only had 22 of the 29 chapters of the story.

Needless to say, I got that idiots crappy attempt at making money of the fanfic I wrote purged real quickly. I wonder if he actually thought he would get away with doing something like that?

It's guys like that who make me question humanities intelligence as a whole.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Working Hard, Playing Twice as Hard.

Not much going on. Still working on Chapter 9 for Harry Potter and making good progress. I'm doing a pretty good job and should definitely be finished by this Saturday.

After wards, I think I'm going to start writing chapter 25 for Ashikabi no Shinobi, since that is my second most popular story, then it will be a coin toss for either Shifts in Life or Namikaze's Return.

So I was thinking about getting myself a good video game since all the ones I have I've beaten. Right now It's a coin toss between Resident Evil 6 and the new Devil May Cry game.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

No Q&A this time.

So it looks like I don't have any questions that need answering for Chapter 23 of Ten Tailed Wolf. I'm honestly not that surprised. Story of the Ten Tailed Wolf is my least popular fanfic. I think I only got, like, 17 reviews for my last chapter. It's the reason I don't update this story very often.

I figured since I no one asked me any questions about my most recently updated story, I would simply give you guys a status update.

I am currently working on Harry Potter and the Heir of Slytherin, chapter 9, and making good progress. I suspect the chapter will be finished sometime this weekend. This will be the second to last chapter I put out before Harry's summer is concluded and he finds himself going back to Hogwarts. I just need to add a few things and tie up some loose ends.

Hopefully, the chapter will be enjoyable.

And in other news, Comicon is coming to Arizona this weekend. I thought about going, but I don't have anyone to go with this weekend and, well, I only go to these events to socialize with friends so I don't think I'll be going to this one. Too bad, I have several awesome costumes that are just waiting to be used.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Chapter uploaded

I updated chapter 23 of Ten Tailed Wolf. Please enjoy and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Status Report.

Ten Tailed Wolf shall be updated with a new chapter tomorrow. I hope you guys are looking forward to it.

Harry Potter Chapter 7 Q&A continued!


SonOfPoseidon05: Do not worry. I didn't introduce Selene just to toss her to the side. Later on, she is going to be an integral part of the epic tale unfolding before you.

Alec-potter: Actually, Blaise was still in Italy, otherwise he would have come. I thought I mentioned that, though it is possible I forgot to.

Akuma-Heika: I believe I have already mentioned this, but I will do so again. JK Rowling royally screwed over her timeline in Harry Potter. She claimed that Merlin was a student who went to Hogwarts and was in Slytherin House, yet Merlin came BEFORE Hogwarts was built. I think he lived around the 6th century, while canon Hogwarts was built in the 10th.

To correct this, I changed the time Hogwarts was built, stating that it was built in the 1st century, meaning around 100AD, rather than in the 10th, or 1000AD. It's an AU of JK Rowlings original information in order to correct some of the other erroneous information she gave us.

Fahad09: I do understand where you are coming from. Part of the reason I made Selene such a flirt is due to how vampires usually get blood these days. At a young age, vampires are taught the art of seduction in order to seduce their victims to make drinking their blood without their victim noticing easier. Since Selene is royalty she won't be going out and seducing people for blood, but it is taught as a matter of tradition.

Of course, since Selene has never been able to use it before, and even if she wasn't royalty she would not need to worry about seducing anyone for a few more years, she decided to test out her skills in order to see whether or not she was capable of doing what all the other vampires in her coven do.

Tracer: You can assume they were given gifts and greeted Harry and Neville before the scene I showed. Honestly, the party was not that important to the story so I skipped the vast majority of it and only gave the small bit that was important.

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Wolf of Ten Tails

Ten Tailed Wolf is progressing nicely. I am almost complete with my first draft and will begin revisions soon. I suspect my chapter will come out this Wednesday.

Harry Potter Q&A Time!



PriyanshPotter: I find myself agreeing with you on the whipped part of my story. As a male, I have always felt that I was slightly whipped whenever I was in a relationship. Often times all my girlfriend would need to do to convince me to do something was give me this pouty look and I caved like a stack of cards in a stiff breeze. Still, what you said has merit, and I will do my best not to have to the 'whipped male' comedic subplot in this story.

Now, while I do agree with you on the issue of men being whipped in my story, I believe you are thinking too short term when complaining about how my plot is not moving forward.

Everything I have in this story is there for a reason. For example, Selene's presence here might not 'seem' all that important right now, but she will eventually play a major roll in the story and the information I have given you on vampires through her will become incredibly important to a subplot that will intricately tie itself into the main plot in one of the later books. Book five, I think. What I am doing right now may not be important for anything in Book two, this book, but I am setting up the plot for future events in my later books.

I know what you might say. You're probably going to tell me that I should save this information for book five then. However, there is a problem with that.

First off, this is the only time I could reasonably introduce Selene's character. I needed her to be introduced before the Fourth book, but I could not do it during the Third book because of how that book will pan out. In the Third book, Harry does not leave England and will be dealing with Sirius Blacks escape. The second book was the only place I could properly introduce Selene and develop her character.

Another thing you need to realize is that I can't fit all of the information I need to give into one book. What Selene has told Harry about vampires so far is only basic, bare bones information. It's enough to satiate his curiosity for the moment, but there is so much more to the vampire race that he does not know. I could probably write over 60,000 words describing the vampire race alone. That's the length of a short novel.

Would you like an information dump that long when I write my fifth book? I doubt it.

Finally, you must also understand that I am not just telling you a story. JK Rowling told a story, and anything that did not have to do with her story was essentially discarded as useless information. I am building you a world, so I want to give you as much detail as possible about this world so that you can properly visualize it. To me, this is the difference between epic works like Harry Potter vs. Lord of the Rings. Lord of the Rings was WAY more detailed about the world the characters lived in than Harry Potter despite only being three books.

If you take nothing else from this long winded lecture, please remember this: everything you have read so far is there for a reason. Selene's presence is there for a reason (she plays a pivotal role in events to come). The scenes between her and Harry where Selene tells him about vampires is there for a reason (they are important later on). The small moments of erotic fluff are there for a reason (character development anyone?). Everything I have put into this story so far is there to either foreshadow future events in the later books (any time Harry and Selene are together), or set up the plot for events in this book when Harry finally gets to Hogwarts (Neville's and Harry's birthday party).

If you want another example of foreshadowing events in order to move the plot forward that is closer to home, how about this. Did you know that Lucius Malfoy slipped Tom Riddle's Diary into Ginny's book bag because he wanted to discredit Arthur Weasley who was trying to advocate Muggleborn rights? In chapter 5 I show a scene between Harry, Lisa, Tracey and her parents where Harry learns that Arthur Weasley is trying to make an appeal to the Wizengamot to give Muggleborns more freedom and make a discreet mention of Lucius Malfoy trying to block it.

Consequently, I also have Harry learn that he has not been getting his mail in that same scene. Funny how these things work out.

That, my friend, is moving the plot forward. It might not be as obvious as 'MORGANA'S LARGE SAGGY TITS THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS HAS BEEN OPENED AND THERE IS A MONSTER IN THE CASTLE THAT COULDN'T POSSIBLY BE A SNAKE OF SOME KIND BECAUSE SALAZAR SLYTHERIN ISN'T KNOWN AS THE MOST INFAMOUS PARSELMOUTH THE WORLD OVER FOR NO REASON AND IT'S NOT LIKE HIS HOUSE ANIMAL BEING A SNAKE IS SOME KIND OF SYMBOLIC CLUE AS TO WHAT THE MONSTER MIGHT BE WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO?' but then, I like to be more subtle than JK Rowling when revealing some of my plot.

acrazysmile: Harry does not like relying on others. I am sure you've noticed by now, but he has an independent streak the size of China. He only asks for help when it is absolutely necessary for him to do so in order to further his goals, like when he asks for Andromeda's help to teach him pureblood traditions and etiquette. As his... premature puberty issues are a personal problem, he will not ask anyone for help.

stealacandy: I changed the time Hogwarts was built to better match some of the information JK Rowling gave us. She claimed that Merlin had belonged to Slytherin house, but Merlin had been born in the early late fifth, early sixth century, which means he was born around 500 years before Hogwarts. I wanted that information to be more accurate, so I changed the time Hogwarts was built.

Corneille: Mu~ you make it sound like I'm a review whore, which I am, but still... in either event, I wasn't really complaining so much as curious. Before chapter 6 I did not have a chapter whose review count went below 160. I just wanted to know why chapter 6 only had 90 reviews instead. You have to admit it's a big difference.

Laloonay: You do what you feel you have to do. I am disappointed to see you go, but I can't stop you from not reading. Of course, I find it amusing that you are calling Selene an adult woman. I believe I mentioned this before, but Selene is only 14 years old. That is 2 years older than Harry. It's not a large age difference. My dad is over 8 years older than my mom, and my grandpa is, like, 12 years older than my grandma, who he married when she was 14, which would mean that at 26 my grandfather married a 14 year old girl. If you think a two year age gap is large and that a 14 year old girl teasing a 12 year old with very minor seduction is wrong, I would hate to hear your thoughts on the real world where men marry women who are 8 or more years younger than them.

I also find it funny that you have an inordinate amount of slash in your favorites list, which is a far more controversial topic than a 14 year old girl doing what is essentially a stronger version of mild flirting to a 12 year old boy, yet you find my story to be filled with inappropriate sexual content. Just saying.

Eewek: Chaos would happen, that's what. I imagine that scenario going one of two ways. Either all three would end up violently killing each other, though Selene may survive, or they would all come to an agreement to seduce Harry together and he would probably die of dehydration.

narutoDkurosaki: For moving the plot forward, I can only tell you to read the explanation I gave to PriyanshPotter. For the rest, I am going to reveal a great revelation to you. One that will shock you into oblivion and rend the very foundations of reality around your ears.

My story is not about Harry Potter's time at Hogwarts. In fact, were it not for the fact that Harry wanted to form connections and make allies with people his age so that he could have a power block when he graduated from Hogwarts, he would have never gone to Hogwarts in the first place. He would have simply hired tutors to teach him everything they could about magic.

This story is about Harry Potter's journey through the wizarding world and what he does to leave his mark on it. Hogwarts is merely there because of the aforementioned reason above. It is not needed for the plot. And everything that happens at Hogwarts, like the incident with the Philosopher's Stone, the Chamber of Secrets being opened and the Tri-wizard tournament in his fourth year, are only there because they happened in the original novels. I base my story around JK Rowlings original plot, but they are not the plot for MY story.

Burmeind: To the first, I can only mention my response to PriyanshPotter's review. To the second, I can tell you that these are question he normally would have asked, but currently has so much on his plate that he just hasn't thought about them.

I mean, just look at what's going on in his life. Currently, Harry is leading a double life. He is literally going back in time just so he can learn from Nicolas Flamel while staving off suspicion about why he's disappeared for two whole months and so he can continue to spend time with Lisa. He is also dealing with someone trying to steal his mail while keeping in touch with his witch and wizard friends, a vampire princess who is not only a wellspring of knowledge on vampires and their culture, but is also hitting on him, and to top it off, his body is responding to her advances and he doesn't have a single clue as to why. Tell me, if you had all this happening to you, would you be wondering 'gee, I wonder how an Italian Vampire ended up here in Paris?'.

Probably not.

Also, I think you are forgetting something when you mentioned how Harry just 'happens' to be there when the Vatican hired Mercenaries are going to kill Selene and rescues her. ALL stories start off with an unusual set of coincidences that pushes the story forward. Gandalf just happened to visit Bilbo Baggins and just happened to set him off on a journey where he would just happened to face off against a dragon and just happened to find the one ring to rule them all which just happened to have previously been in the possession of Golem who he just happened to run into. It's all a set of coincidences that would have never happened in real life, but happen in these stories because they NEED to happen in order for the plot to move forward.

Why don't we take a look at JK Rowling's Harry Potter and see what conveniently just HAPPENS, shall we?

The Philosopher's Stone just HAPPENS to be at Hogwarts during Harry's first year because Voldemort just HAPPENED to possess Quirell that summer and just HAPPENED to try and steal it from Nicolas Flamel who fearing the Stone would be taken from him just HAPPENED to give it to Dumbledore for safe keeping who just HAPPENS to decide the stone would be safe at Hogwarts. Unusual set of coincidences, no?

How about second year? The Chamber of Secrets just HAPPENS to open in his second because Arthur Weasley just HAPPENED to decide that he wanted to advocate Muggleborn rights that year and Lucius just HAPPENED to slip Tom Riddle's diary into Ginny's cauldron because of it.

Not enough coincidences? What about third year? Sirius Black just HAPPENS to escape Azkaban in Harry's third year because he just HAPPENED to see a photo of Peter Pettigrew in his rat form with the Weasley's when they took a picture in Egypt which they just HAPPENED to win a trip to. Oh, and let's not forget, Sirius only HAPPENED to see that photo because Minister Fudge just HAPPENED to be paying him a visit for some reason that was never explained to us and just HAPPENED to have a newspaper which just HAPPENED to have that image which just so HAPPENED was conveniently turned to that page so Sirius could just HAPPEN to see the photo of rat Pettigrew and realize that Peter Pettigrew just HAPPENED to be living in the Gryffindor common room which just so HAPPENS to be where his godson resides when attending Hogwarts.

Do you see where I'm going with this? Harry Potter is filled with things that just HAPPEN conveniently, for no reason, against all odds. It's called the 'series of strange and unusual set of coincidences and or circumstances' plot device. In case you haven't noticed, JK Rowling is a master at those.

As for your third issue, that will actually be addressed in the next chapter. I won't say anything more though. Don't want to spoil the surprise.

Thank you for being honest. I actually enjoy it when people give me reviews like you did.

adrian11: I am glad you mentioned giving Harry more enemies. As a matter of fact, while I don't think other people have guessed it yet, but part of the reason I introduced Selene's character was because Harry is going to have more than one antagonistic group. He won't just be fighting Death Eaters and Voldemort, but also Vampires and possibly other magical creatures.

Of course, Voldemort and his merry band of raping, pillaging purebloods are going to be his biggest enemies, their are more people out there who would probably try to take a piece out of the Boy-Who-Lived.

Daemaniac: Perhaps you can elucidate why you feel this story is becoming sexist. I don't really understand how you can think that, but maybe you see something I don't.

Black Element: All I'm going to say is that some things require experience, and that knowledge coming from books is not a good substitute for experience.

DanielHimura: No, her parents are not purebloods. Pureblood vampires are defined as 'Vampires that are born of two other vampires'. This means that Selene does not have to be born of two Pureblood vampires, just vampires in general, meaning she could be born to two dhampyrs and still be a pureblood.

In Conclusion:

Now then, all of this being said, it seems a number of you are only interested in what happens at Hogwarts. For those of you who skipped the parts with Selene and Lisa, all I can say is don't come crying to me when the fifth book comes out and you're left scratching your head and your ass like some kind of caveman going 'huh?' because you don't know what's happening. I said it before and I'll say it again, everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING that has happened so far in this book is important to the main plot because the main plot IS NOT Harry Potter goes to Hogwarts, it's Harry Potter makes his impact on the wizarding world. Not Hogwarts, the WORLD. Nothing in these past few chapters were placed there for shits and giggles.

For those of you who did read through these chapters, putting up with my inordinate amount of details and slogging through insensate amounts of 
'soft core porn' which is apparently what we call flirting now, I salute you, and am pleased to inform you that the wait is nearly over. I have, I think, two more chapters to go before Harry goes back to Hogwarts. The only thing left for me to do is tie up some loose ends to Harry's summer, give a bit more information, throw a few monkey wrenches into Harry's life and just in general see how I can screw with our favorite 12 year old wizard.

Easy right?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

My next Great Story

Chapter 7 for Harry Potter and the Heir of Slytherin is out, and with it finished, I am now beginning to write for Ten Tailed Wolf.

Gaia's Sennin Q&A continued!

Rai: I'm kind of confused by your comments. What exactly do you consider a filler chapter? A chapter where nothing happens to progress the plot? Or a chapter that does not have much character development? Because while this chapter did not have much character development, it did progress the plot. Granted, it was at the end during the confrontation between Naruto and the Turks, but the plot moving forward was there.

I think you feel it was filler because there was no major action. Naruto and the others didn't come to some startling revelation, there was no epiphanies to be had, nor did they realize that 'oh my god! The main bad guy isn't this guy! It's this guy!' type plot reveals. A chapter does not always need to have some major revelation in order to be considered 'not filler'. It just has to move the plot forward in some way, shape or form, and this chapter did that.

Capturinggod200: First off, I understand where you are coming from, but you have to understand that I am not bashing anyone. Canonically speaking, Barret is a hot-headed and reckless character who is easily angered and tends to deal with his anger by acting violent and making threats. This is something that should be obvious to anyone who has played the game. He's also somewhat childish as shown by all the complaining he did during the time where he, Cloud and Tifa were climbing the stairs in the Shinra Headquarters during the videogame. I am not changing anything about his personality, not only because I actually like his personality, but because it's his ACTUAL personality from the video game.

It's also good for comic relief.

Now, as for Naruto's and Barret's ongoing arguments, you have to understand where Naruto is coming from. Naruto is someone who was actually very similar to Barret in his youth minus the anger issues; he was hot headed, wore his emotions on his sleeve, and tended to jump into every situation head first regardless of the consequences.

Then his friends got killed because of his recklessness.

Naruto sees Barret as a slightly larger and more violent version of how he used to be, emphasis on the used to be, and he does not want to see all of the people he is growing to care for die because the man recklessly jumped into a situation head first without thinking about how it effects those around him.

Barret on the other hand just thinks Naruto is brow beating him because he's an arrogant prick with a holier than thou attitude. This sets him off and makes him argue with Naruto, and that sets Naruto off make him strike back in turn. It doesn't help that Barret is used to being the leader because of the time he spent leading AVALANCHE. To him, it's just another sore point that Naruto was chosen over him, which just leads to more arguing.

You think I am bashing Barret when the truth is I am merely writing what I feel would have happened when you put a Naruto who lost everyone he loved back in the Elemental Nations because he acted like Barret is now, and a hot-headed, gun arm toting, violent Barret who doesn't like taking shit from anyone. Their personalities are bound to clash. It's only natural.

I think the reason you are under the misguided belief that I am bashing Barret is because I am showing most of this story from Naruto's perspective. If I changed to Barret's perspective, it would probably seem like I was bashing Naruto.

And was it really the Turks who killed Barret's friends? Or was it his own actions? He knew what they were getting into when he started fighting against Shinra. You don't go up against a large company that spans the entire globe with only five people and expect to come out unscathed. That's stupid. He knew there was a chance they would all die, yet he continued to fight what could only be a losing battle. Frankly, I think it was just as much Barret's fault as it was the Turks.

And since when have Cloud and Tifa taken sides? They are on neither side. Both of them can understand where Naruto is coming from, but they also understand where Barret is coming from. Thus, they do not take sides and try to let them sort their issues out on their own.

Except for when violence is threatened, then they intervene. And since violence is usually stared on Barret's end, they often have to stop him from trying to smash Naruto's face in.

And of course Aerith is going to go along with what Naruto says. She's known him longer than she has the others, she is closer to him then she is them (she's dating him for god sake), AND she knows the truth behind Naruto's past so she understands where he is coming from much better than anyone else. Naturally, she is going to side with Naruto.

As for Red XIII, well, he just doesn't care. The arguing between Naruto and Barret doesn't affect him because as far as he is concerned, right now they are just his means of getting back home. He isn't emotionally invested in the group like the others are.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Writer in Need of an Artist

So I was looking at my stories, more specifically, the picture used on my profile that pops up when you click on my stories, and decided that I needed a proper book cover for them. At the very least, I want a book cover for my two Harry Potter stories.

Which is why I am posting this. As I do not have the time to make a book cover myself, I need someone else to do it for it me. I suppose you could call this a challenge to any and all artists.

Requirements for first year book cover:


  1. Must contain background drawing of Hogwarts Castle.
  2. Must contain drawings of Harry Potter and all of his friends, aka, Blaise, Daphne, Tracey, Neville, Hermione, Lisa Turpin, Lisa Crawft and Terry in foreground.
  3. Must contain drawings of Quirrelmort in background.
  4. Must contain the name of the Book somewhere where it won't interfere with the image of the cover.
Requirements for second year book cover:

  1. Must contain drawings of Harry Potter and Selene in the foreground with Harry's other friends (Blaise, Daphne, Tracey, Neville, Hermione, Lisa Turpin, Lisa Crawft and Terry) on either side and slightly behind.
  2. Must contain drawings of Nicolas and Perennelle Flamel somewhere in the background.
  3. Must contain Drawing of Tom Riddles Diary and a younger Tom Riddle somewhere in the background.
  4. Must contain the name of the book somewhere where it won't interfere with the image of the cover.
I do not particular care for what style you use. It can be either quasi realistic or anime styled paintings. 

The one(s) who wins the book cover painting challenges for either cover will get their name placed on my story, denoting that they are the ones who created the awesome book cover.

For more information, or to send an image of the book cover for either years 1 or 2, please email at varnell.brandon@gmail.com.

Update Status... again

I'm doing pretty good in my next chapter for Harry Potter and the Heir of Slytherin. I've got 8,755 words done and about, maybe, 2,000 or 4,000 words to go. I should be finished with the chapter sometime today, and you should be posted either sometime tomorrow or on Monday.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Status Update! Harry Potter, Chapter 7!



Once again I have astounded myself, which is not very hard to do, being the narcissistic bastard that I am. However, I believe what I have to say, or write as it were, will astound you as well, which is an accomplishment.

Even though I only posted chapter 23 of Gaia's Sennin yesterday, I have already started writing the next chapter for Harry Potter and the Heir of Slytherin! For those of you who are interested in knowing, I have 4,234 words already written.

Awesome, I know. How many people can claim they can write as fast as I can? None! That's how many!



Wow, that really was a narc moment, wasn't it?

Legend of Gaia's Sennin Q&A


Det-Kaguya, Shikyo no Kyoufu, animegamemaster6, DragonBlade00, Have a little Feith, An25, Fyrflame: Yes, it was a marsh and snakes in the video game. Yes, I changed it. That's why my authors note mentioned that this chapter was AU. Why? You may ask. Because I wanted to. I felt like doing something a bit different, and as this was one of those things I could change that would not affect my story no matter which way I went since it was a one time event, as in, Naruto and company will never visit that place again, I decided to change it.

I actually got the original idea from Tremors. I don't know if you've seen the movie, but it's basically about giant creatures that travel underground and eat people.

One thing I want people to understand is that certain things that have nothing to do with the main story plot may change from their canonical counterparts if I feel like it. This particular change was just one I wanted to do because the idea came to me and it sounded really funny in my mind.

Soleimon Berserker: No, there is not going to be any Midgar Solom in this story. The marshland only appears in the Video Game once, unless you decided to travel there again for no reason, and since I changed the marshland into a desert I can't think of any place where the Midgar Solom would fit into this story. Sorry if you were looking forward to seeing a giant snake monster.

Muu~ you guys didn't have nearly as many questions as I thought you would.

And I spent so much time working on this chapter too. Oh poo.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Early Update

So I decided to update my story, the Legend of Gaia's Sennin, early. Why? Eh, why not. I had the story complete and was really just reading through it and checking for Grammar mistakes. I read it twice yesterday so I figured any mistakes that are left are the ones I'm not going to find.

And on that note, I really hope that I don't have many (read, any) mistakes in this new chapter. It's sort of a vein hope, I always seem to have some issues, but there you go.

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy the chapter. I'm gonna go pump some iron at the pumpatorium, then I'm gonna get my groove on at Slaveway... I mean, Safeway.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Essentially Done


I'm pleased to announce that I am technically finished with chapter 23 of Gaia's Sennin, just like I said I would be. Aren't you all happy that I keep my promises to update when I said I would? Pokemaster12, in rain or shine, always keeps his updates on time! Ha! I rap good. I could totally be like Killer Bee! No, better than Killer Bee. I'm gonna be the rappin' KING! BWAHAHAHAHAHA...hahaha... ha... ha...


I just remembered, rappers don't do the whole evil villain laughing thing.

Dammit!

Anyways, I won't be posting the chapter just yet, because I still need to proof read it several times to make sure there aren't any mistakes, or make sure the mistakes I do have are kept to a minimum. Gotta make sure my work is up to snuff and all that. If I'm going to be a hard ass on other peoples work when I review, then I need to be at least twice as hard an ass on my own work.

This means I will probably update Gaia's Sennin sometime this Friday, Saturday at the latest. Please be sure to look forward to it.

Now, I shall leave all of you for now. If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to post something here. I have an email alert that let's me know when someone has posted something on my blog, so I will know when you guys put something here. I may not be able to answer right away, cuz, you know, I've got work and all that, but I will answer as soon as I can.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

More Update Status

Alright, I managed to knock around 2,000ish words out for my The Legend of Gaia's Sennin. I'm nearing the end now, and I expect to have this chapter done either tomorrow or Thirsday and posted no later than Friday. So everybody keep your fingers crossed.

Monday, May 13, 2013

More Update Status, It's Almost as Good as More Cowbell

Chapter 23 for The Legend of Gaia's Sennin is coming along nicely. I managed to practically double my word count yesterday, making my chapter go from a respectable 4,655 to an awesome 8,212 words. I'm not sure when the chapter will be ready for posting, but I imagine it will at least be finished some time by Wednesday or Thursday depending on how long the chapter is.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Update Status: The Legend of Gaia's Sennin

I told you guys that I would be updating The Legend of Gaia's Sennin after posting chapter 6 for Harry Potter and the Heir of Slytherin, and I will be.

The fans of this story should be pleased to know that I was able to type out a whopping 4,655 words yesterday. I don't know how long this chapter will be, but considering my other chapters for this story, I imagine it will be around 14,000 to 20,000 words. Still, even if it's only 1/3 or 1/4 of the words needed to complete the chapter, it still 1/3 or 1/4 more words than I had last time.

That's a good thing, right?

Harry Potter Q&A for Chapter 6


Vorch, DarkPirateKing69, Zexs, boomghost: I'm afraid to say I don't really know squat about Fate/Stay Night. What little information I have comes from the only two stories of this genre that I have read. They're both written by Neoalfa, Path of theKing, and Promises of a Wandering Hero. I don't recall information about any Apostles in either of those stories, so I would have to say that, no, my vampires have nothing to do with these Apostles. I would assume it's happy coincidence, or maybe it was somewhere in a fanfiction I read. I know that Angeldoctor's story Rise of Arcane has some Fate/Stay Night aspects in it.

It could also have been in one of my talks with Neoalfa, who I have PM'd on occasion. I honestly don't know.

Fenris187, Phoenixs1518: Actually, Selene is only 14. I could have sworn I'd already mentioned this before.

And for the record, she is not using any seduction ability inherent to vampires. That was sort of why I had that small dream sequence at the beginning. I was trying to imply that there was nothing influencing Harry. Everything she did was just standard seduction techniques that you might see a kunoichi use to get close a target. Or the techniques of a high class hooker. But I prefer the kunoichi reference.

Nero200, semaxx3: The reason Harry is acting the way he does around Selene is because of a combination of hormones and inexperience and his young age. I'm pretty sure I made that clear in this chapter, but I'll go into more details so you guys can see what I am trying to accomplish.

Harry Potter is 11 years old. This is a fact that he cannot escape from. No matter how hard he tries, how mature he acts, how fashionable he dresses, how large his vocabulary is or how intelligent and ambitious his thoughts and goals are, the inescapable truth is that Harry Potter is still 11 years old. There are things in life that he has no experience with, things that he's not really prepared to experience. Selene's blatant sexual advances are one of those things.

If you were 11 and a 14 year old girl suddenly started rubbing her body against yours, I guarantee you would react in a similar manner. You may reply to this post and say otherwise, but then I just know you'd be lying. Children Harry's age are not ready to experience such a blatant display of sexuality and seduction.

It's sort of like learning about puberty and the birds and the bees, then skipping the part where you watch porn and masturbate to learn more about yourself and your own body and get right into having the dirtiest, raunchiest sex imaginable without really understanding all that's implied in the act. It's even worse for Harry because he only knows about sex from a scientific standpoint, he understands the process, how it's done, why it's done (making babies), and the chemical processes that happens in the body while it's being done, but beyond that, Harry has no experience with sex.

Akume-Heika: You are going under the misguided belief that her family was the first vampire clan or something similar. Vampires have been around long before Vlad the impaler existed, at least they have in this story.

Oak Bridge: First off, please don't make such blatant over exaggerations. Selene's character was technically only introduced at the very end of chapter 5. To say I have spent several chapters doing little other than make her seduce Harry is like saying you've done little else other than rant at me for the past 6 chapters. It's not true, so don't do it.

As for Selene's character, I do understand where you are coming from. Not everybody likes that kind of girl, just like not everybody who reads this story likes Lisa. However, I do have a plan for her. Selene is actually going to become one of the central female protagonists in the future. Her roll will be very important. That's why I'm building her character up now. I'm showing you how Selene will act around Harry the vast majority of the time.

I would also prefer that you not call what I am writing soft porn. Soft porn would imply there is sex in this story, and I have yet to write a sex scene.

Also, I was not trying to show you that Harry is still a teenage boy. I was trying to show you that Harry is still an 11 year old child. A child, not a teenager. There is a big difference. If he were a teenager he would at least have some experience when it came to sex and seduction.

Higashiyama Sayuri's Devout: First off, love the screen name. I'm a pretty big fan of Daneel Rush's Naruto Genkyouien. That story is aweshum.

Now, I am sorry to say, but Selene is not related Alucard or Integra or Victoria. If I do add them in it will be in a more antagonistic roll.

Food For Thought

You know, I find it really funny when people don't like something but never give me a reason. I read that someone didn't like how I added vampires to my story, but they didn't really tell me why.

For those who are not in the know, JK Rowling's book mention that vampires DO exist in the Harry Potter universe. The fact that they have blood pops should tell us that, and I think there was a scene where a vampire played a very small part in the sixth book, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. What I am doing is merely expanding on something JK Rowling probably could have, but decided not to because it wouldn't have done much for the main plot of her story.

That, and Harry only had a werewolf friend, so having Vampires in the story would have just ruined it because she did not have any way for him to connect with this particular species.

Anyways, part of the reason I introduced Selene is because Vampires are going to play just as important a roll in my story as werewolves. I don't want to not include one brand of 'Dark Creature' for no reason. And I can't see Voldemort leaving the Vampires alone. He will probably want to get them on his side with promises of being allowed to suck as much blood as they want or something. In fact, I think he did do that in the books, but nothing came of it because JK Rowling conveniently forgot they existed or something.

I don't mind it when you guys dislike my work. In fact, I actually enjoy it when you guys mention something you don't enjoy about my stories. But please, if you have something you don't like, at least give me a reason why. If it's a well thought out reason that I agree with, I will take it into account and try to come up with an acceptable compromise that doesn't force me to change parts of my plot.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Good News

I think everyone will be happy to know that I managed to crank out 6,332 words yesterday for Harry Potter and the Heir of Slytherin, chapter 6, making my word count go back up to a respectable 8,356 words. I'm very lucky to have at least remembered the main plot points for each scene in my chapter, otherwise I would have never been able to get this far along so quickly.

I'm still not sure how I feel about this chapter, as I had rather liked my first rendition of it. Because I'm a stubborn bastard and ended up falling in love with my first version of chapter 6, this second version just doesn't seem as good to me. I suppose that means I'll have to leave whether or not this next chapter is good up to you guys.

And now that we're no longer speaking of my story, has anyone seen Iron Man 3 yet? I haven't actually had time to see it, busy as I am with my full time and part time job... and fanfiction. But I figured if it's anywhere near as good as the first two, it will be awesome.

Ah! And have you guys watched the commercial for the new superman movie? I have absolutely no clue how to feel about that. I saw the first Superman... er, well, the last movie of superman that came out.

Yeah, totally sucked. I was disappointed.

Not sure if this one is going to be any better, but I do hope they don't ruin a good story.

Friday, May 10, 2013

...update status

I don't have much to say. I managed to put out 2,024 words yesterday, which is a far cry from my 9,000+ words before my file got corrupted. That's about it.

Man, corrupted files are depressing.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A Very unfortunate announcement

I regret to inform everyone who was awaiting my next chapter of Harry Potter with anticipation that it looks like you'll be waiting awhile longer. I'm not really sure what happened, but it looks like my file has become... corrupted? I don't know. I tried opening my file today and this really strange option box called ASCII Filter Options opened up on my Openoffice program when I tried opening my file. When I clicked Ok, because really, what else was I suppose to do, my file for chapter six appeared like this:

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Essentially, what I have now is 8 pages of THAT, where before I had nearly 16 pages of writing.

I have no clue how to fix this, I can't find any automatically saved back ups, and I did not have a back up of this anywhere else. So unless one of you guys knows how to fix this, it's going to be a while before I can post the next chapter.

Hmm... Naw, I got nothing.

Another day, another post. You guys will be pleased to know I'm practically finished with my next chapter of Harry Potter and the Heir of Slytherin. I just have a little bit more to write, then do some proof reading and we're good to go. Really, this chapter practically wrote itself.

I had originally planned on working on Gaia's Sennin first, but because this chapter practically wrote itself and came out so quickly, I decided to just crank chapter 6 out. Yeah, sometimes my muse just works like that.

There's not a whole lot for me to write about today. No one's been asking any questions in their reviews that I have not answered. Or at least, no one's been asking any questions that would not spoil the plot if I did answer that I have not answered.

I am a tad worried about the lack of updates for other fanfics. The only writer who updates with any frequency is megamatt09, and as interesting as his stories are, they're not really well written. Grammar issues, you see.

Paradox Jax did update one of his stories recently, Experiments in Empathy, which is probably one of my favorite Naruto/fem Kyuubi stories because it's one of the few where the romance does not happen instantly. But aside from him and people like 0 Jordinio 0 and jerryway69, who have also updated a story, updates are coming in at an all time slow.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

More Q&A time for Harry Potter and the Heir of Slytherin


NateGold: No. Unlike most stories, I'm not going the 'magical bonding' route. Harry and Selene do not have any bond forged through her ingesting his blood or anything of the sort. Now, Selene does owe Harry a life debt, which I'm surprised someone actually managed to pick up on, but beyond that there is nothing 'magical' about their relationship.

Dante 101: I have no intention of using JK Rowlings Deus Ex Machina devices, aka the Deathly Hallows in this story. That's actually something I tried to make obvious without being too obvious in my first story. Harry's wand is a dual cored wand capable of having immense power channeled through it and, let's face it, if Harry's wand were to meet Deathly Hallow wand, Harry's wand would eat that stick for breakfast.

Yes, his wand is that awesome.

Talesfanjmf: Yes, I do know that. I actually read Harry Potter wiki when looking up information on the Trace. I decided to change it. Consider this a part of the story that is AU.

Besides, I always found it odd how Harry Potter, or any muggleborn child, had the trace on them. No one ever met them to perform the spells as far as I know. How could the Ministry put the trace on a child they never met? It was one of the many inconsistencies and plot holes that JK Rowling had in her story that never made sense.

A Tribute to one of Marvel's Sexiest Villains.

I saw that quite a few people noticed Selene's name is the same as the sexy immortal femme fatal in Marvel, the Black Queen of the Hellfire Club.

For those of you who are curious, yes, I did pick up Selene's name from the Marvel Comic book character. Why Selene? Well, why not? I was trying to think up good names that I felt would fit her character, but was having issues. I didn't want to use the name I used in my first fanfic, you know, the one that got deleted for some reason, I wanted to use a name that would inspire interest. Hence, Selene Gallio Dracul.

Update Status:

I actually managed to get pretty far with the 6th chapter of this story yesterday. I went from 0 words to 5,319 words, which I managed to crank out after work. I'm just awesome like that. Ego aside, I suspect the chapter itself will be finished some time today or tomorrow, depending on how my muse is running, though it could be longer if my muses loses motivation.

This chapter will probably be a bit shorter than my last one, I suspect around 8,500 to 10,000 words, which is still longer than what most people write.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Harry Potter Q&A for Chapter 5

SlytherinRiddle: Sort of. The Dracula stories actually came from Vlad III Drăculea, who at some point was dubbed Vlad the Impaler, a member of the House of Drăculeşti. The Drăculeşti line began with Vlad II Dracul, which is where I got my last name for Selene from.

Destructive Dragon-Azi Dahaka: You do make a good point, however, I feel that you and everyone who hold similar opinions are honestly blowing this 'whipped male character' thing out of the water. I'll be honest here, a part of the reason I do this is because I've read way to many manga, and another part is just for comedy purposes.

I find it slightly humorous when you have this strong male character who will bow to the whims of a female because of a simple look. That being said, this isn't something that will happen very often. This chapter had it because I felt it fit, but very few times will you see the 'henpecked husband' routine being done.

Now, as for Selene's character. I was actually just trying to showcase Harry's inexperience when it comes to the opposite sex. Most of the females he knows are either his age and don't have much (read: any) experience with romance, or are so much older than him they would never do something like this. Even Katrina kept her teasing to a minimum. Selene is only a few years older than Harry and defines the term eroticism in motion. Harry has never dealt with a girl like her (the closest being Perennelle who is simply astoundingly beautiful, but she has never actually used her looks like Selene was). Selene's introduction shows us that Harry does not know everything, that you can't always learn how to deal with people or certain situations from a book or tutoring.

If you want, think of it like this. So many people have complained about Harry being Gary-stu in my fist book, Harry Potter and the Gift of Memories. I never saw it, but whatever. This particular situation is there to prove that Harry is not a Gary-stu. That when he is tossed out of his element or surprised by something, he can act just as lost and confused as anyone else his age.

0 Jordinio 0: There was nothing compelling Harry when I introduced Selene. She's a vampire, not a Veela. She doesn't have any kind of allure like a Veela would, just her looks. This was a case of Harry's inexperienced mind simply being overwhelmed by the sheer amount of sexy she exuded that his mind blanked on him. Please remember, he's only twelve, and while he doesn't care one wit about romance right now, that does not mean he doesn't know anything about sex or acts of sex. His best friend is Lisa, remember?

It's sort of like knowing what cheesecake is, but having never tasted it before until now, and then being overwhelmed by how rich it is.

Bad analogy, I know. Just roll with it.

Dragonskyt: No Nicolas Flamel is not Edward Elric. There is no Edward Elric here. The only thing I did was take the Full Metal alchemist version of alchemy and use it for this story. There is nothing else from FMA in this story.

GizmoDragon90: I'm honestly not sure how you think this is a filler arc. Everything I have in here so far has pushed the story forward. Chapter 1 we learned that Harry would be sending Flamel the Philosopher's Stone soon, chapter 2 Harry received a letter from Amelia Bones, chapter 3 Harry went to see Amelia to talk about Voldemort, chapter 4 Harry met Selene who is going to be very important later on, and chapter 5 Harry learned that his mail was being intercepted and Selene woke up. All of these pieces are very important plot points.

I think you are confusing my fanfic with JK Rowlings story. Harry Potter and the Heir of Slytherin is not about the Chamber of Secrets being opened. In fact, the only reason the Chamber of Secrets will open is because it's a canonical event beyond Harry's control, but it's more of a subplot than an actual plot itself.

Wrandral: What are you talking about? I haven't even introduced Dobby.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Dun, Dun, Done

You ever have one of those days where your muse is going absolutely crazy and spouting ideas like a mofo on crack? No? That's probably a good thing.

Yesterday, my muse went absolutely haywire. Chapter 5 for Harry Potter and the Heir of Slytherin went from 2,469 words to finished at just a little over 10,000 words not including any Authors Notes. Yes, that's right. The chapter is, for all intents and purposes done.

You may officially proclaim my awesomeness to the world now.

Bwahahahahaha!BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA -

*Cough* *Hack* *Cough*

....

Ok, I think I'm done with the evil laughter thing.

Naturally, I still need to proof read my chapter. That's why I haven't posted it yet. I want this chapter to be my best one yet so I'm really working hard on correcting all those mistakes I've made.

I believe I've said before... in, like, one of my earlier posts or something, but my fingers type faster than my brain thinks.

That.... kinda makes it sound like I'm slow, doesn't it?

Ha. Oh well.

Anyways! My fingers type quicker than my mind can think, which means I tend to make more grammatical errors than most people. I have a particular issue when it comes to using homophones. Hence, the reason I need to be careful when I proof read my work.

Anyways, you guys should see chapter 4 to Harry Potter and the Heir of Slytherin up either some time today or tomorrow. It depends on how long it takes me to proof read this chapter.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Ashikabi Q&A Time


Minato involved in the story: So, some of you have been wondering if Minato is going to be in this story. Considering Yukari is in this story, I believe it is safe to say that, yes, Minato will be in this story. In fact, I have a very special subplot planned for Yukari and Minato that will be running alongside the original plot created by me. They both will have their rolls to play in this story.

Naruto's infiltration: I know you think you've figured out the reason I had Naruto enter Higa's building the way I did, that being I wanted Kazehana to see him or some such, but you're honestly thinking about this too hard. The only reason Naruto didn't go into henge and simply walk through the front door is because he's paranoid. Don't forget, he's been hiding his existence for thousands upon thousands of years, and with technology constantly getting better and better, that paranoia has reached unfathomable heights. With everything he has been learning about Sekirei, whose to say there isn't a Sekirei who has gained the abilities of a sensor?

Why Naruto didn't kill Higa: I believe I already stated this, but the reason Naruto hasn't killed Higa yet is because he still doesn't know what is going on. He understands what the Sekirei Plan is, he knows why it's happening, but he doesn't know what the whole point of it is. Why is Minaka doing this? What's it's purpose? What is the end game of the Sekirei Plan? Until Naruto learns these things, he's going to need as many eyes and ears as he can get. Information is everything, and Naruto has learned this the hard way throughout the ages when having said information could have aided him greatly. Part of the reason Naruto is keeping Higa alive is so that he can use him as another means of espionage.

I do have another reason Naruto is keeping Higa alive, but I won't be mentioning it quite yet as it has to do with the story itself. I don't want to reveal to much and spoil the plot.

In other news, the next story I will be working on his Harry Potter and the Heir of Slytherin, followed by The Legend of Gaia's Sennin. One of them I already have a decent amount of words written for, and the other is not getting nearly enough love from me.

Anyways, don't be afraid to leave any comments here. I actually do talk back when you ask questions.