30 Day Fanfic Challenge – Day 20

Favourite long story (5,001 words or more)

Once again, I find myself completely unable to choose just one story in answer to this question. Hell, I can’t even choose just one fandom. Considering I have hundreds of favourites saved on my kindle, most of which would fit today’s topic, I feel quite accomplished for keeping my list as short as I have. Continue reading


Top Ten SasuNaru Doujinshi

Many fans of anime and manga also enjoy reading doujinshi. For those who aren’t in the know, doujinshi is the Japanese term for self-published works. While doujinshi can feature an original cast, they are also often used as a type of fan fiction. Many people who create doujinshi publish on the internet, either on dedicated websites or, in many cases, edited together with background music to make a video. It is video doujinshi that are the subject of this post.

Many fans of Naruto are perfectly happy with his relationship with Hinata. However, as with any fandom, fans like to explore relationships other than those shown in canon. Even fans who are perfectly happy with the canon relationships sometimes like to explore other scenarios. It is just such a pairing that is the subject of this post. Continue reading

Tear Factory

I hate to cry in public, yet I cry far too easily. Almost everything will bring me to tears – a song, a movie, an anime, a book, even an AMV. If it is sad, I’m almost guaranteed to cry. I bawled my eyes out when I watched Grave of the Fireflies, and I couldn’t stop crying when a bunch of my favourite characters died in Naruto Shippuden. I cried all the way through when I watched Mai Hime and during parts of My Ottome. I never fail to tear up when I hear Letter to Narelle by Rolf Harris or Life is Beautiful by Sixx AM.

I think the saddest book I’ve ever read – the one which made me cry the hardest, was Mother Love, Deadly Love: The Susan Smith Murders by Andrea Peyser. This book not only brought me to tears, it also left me with nightmares. I think the reason it affected me so much is because I have children and I was putting my kids in the place of those poor little boys. I do not know how she could do such a thing and for the reasons she did.

What about you? Have you ever been brought to tears from a movie, book or song?