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"The Man With the Crystal Wii-mote" is finished and fully uploaded! It's short but check it out as it will set up my future works, which right now will hopefully include some new Amazing Race stories (though due to the events of "Curse of the Gerudo" and "Man With the Crystal Wii-mote", we'll likely see old racers, locations and challenges return)
UPDATE (5-24-13): I re-uploaded Chapter 2 of "Legend of Zelda: Heart of the Cards" due to a slight change near the end of the chapter, and I have uploaded Chapter 3.
UPDATE (5-25-13): I re-uploaded Chapter 1 of "Heart of the Cards", due to an error I noticed in the beginning. During the 2-on-2 duel between CJ & Stacey and Shay & Jennette, I wrote that Jennette had summoned "Sage of Shadow" not "Sage of Spirit", so I had to go back and edit it.
Which brings me to this... I'm lazier than I should be in terms of proofreading. So please, if you notice something you believe to be an error (be it spelling, grammar or whatever), sent me a PM and let me know.
Just a small note to anyone who reads my Yu-Gi-Oh fanfics: I want to point out that the duels in my stories are actually played out with actual cards and written the way they happen. So, if someone appears particularly weak in a chapter of my story, that's just how the cards decided to let the duel play out.
And for anyone who wants to read my fanfics in order, here's an official timeline of every fic I have posted here (aside from "The Fate of James McCloud" and "Yu-Gi-Oh: Tournament of Chaos"):
The Amazing Race I: Nintendo Edition
The Amazing Race II: Paper Mario Edition
Hyrule Criminal Investigative Service
The Amazing Race III: Legend of Zelda Edition
The Amazing Race IV: Nintendo Edition II
HCIS Season Two
The Amazing Race V: All-Star Edition
HCIS Season Three: The Season of Truth
The Legend of Zelda: Duel Warriors
The Amazing Race VI: Super Star Edition (Part 1)
The Last Sheikah
The Amazing Race VI: Super Star Edition (Part 2)
The Legend of Zelda: Crystal Keepers
The Legend of Zelda: Into the Shadows
The Legend of Zelda: The Phoenix and the Dragon
The Legend of Zelda: The Goddess's Harp and the Darkness
Super Mario Brothers: Legend of the Star Destiny Cards
The Legend of Zelda: Heart of Chaos
The Legend of Zelda: A Sheikah's Journey
The Legend of Zelda: Holiday in Hyrule
The Legend of Zelda: Never-Ending Darkness
The Legend of Zelda: Curse of the Gerudo
The Man with the Crystal Wii-mote
(IN-PROGRESS) The Legend of Zelda: Heart of the Cards
(IN-PROGRESS) The Amazing Race: Mushroom World
Supposed "Rules of Fanfiction" that I don't really agree with:
1) There's a million of Plot A and Plot B stories out there. Don't write another clone - That's just a bad attitude to have. Sure, there may be a dozen Super Mario Edition "The Amazing Race" fanfictions out there, but that shouldn't mean you can't write one. Every writer has a different take on it. Even if three writers use five or six of the same characters, all three of those writers will have a different style of writing, a different take on those characters, and different ways those characters will interact with each other and other characters as well.
2) No OCs if you're a beginner - This is a FANFICTION site. And what's one of the biggest things that draws people to writing fanfiction (In my opinion)? Adding their own original characters. You should never let anyone tell you that you can't add in your own OCs. That's half of what fanfiction is about. Though I do agree that OCs should be balanced. Don't make them immortal. "Oh but I don't want to kill off my OC" you might say. Okay then, avoid writing them into a situation that includes almost certain death.
3) No Author Inserts - That's literally the stupidest fanfiction rule I've heard. Like what I mentioned above about adding OCs being something that draws people to writing fanfiction, adding yourself as an OC is another big appealing factor about fanfiction writing (I know this was true for me). That's probably what lured you to it in the first place: Writing about your adventures side by side with your favorite anime/tv show/video game character. If you want to write yourself into your fanfictions, by all means, GO FOR IT! It shouldn't matter if you're a total beginner at fanfiction writing or someone who's been writing fanficion for ten years. Though, like with all OCs, make sure they're balanced (I'm probably guilty of this one myself, so it might be a case of 'Do as I say, not as I do')
Some tips I do agree with however:
Proofread - This is another one I'm HORRIBLY guilty of, simply out of sheer laziness. I type fast, but I think faster, and sometimes my brain gets ahead of my fingers and I skip a word or two. I'll try to be better about this in the future.
Stick fairly close to canon - It's not terribly bad to stray a little bit from the canon of something, like for example, making a character a little bit nicer than usual, or a tad meaner than usual. But don't turn a good guy completely bad or a bad guy completely good. And it's cool to pair an OC up with someone from the fandom, but don't break up a canon couple to put your OC with them. Also, don't shatter canon couples and then re-arrange them.
On that subject, remember this:
CANON is what's generally accepted to be true by a fictional work's fanbase, or is what's essentially stated to be true.
CANNON is a weapon. Simple as that. (It's also a dude's last name, but I digress)
Please, don't get the two mixed up. Especially if you're putting "Tips for Good Writing" on your profile and you're telling people to stick to Canon.
And above all, HAVE FUN! Don't write for the reviews you might get, write because you want to! I'm the biggest culprit of this one. I tend to worry about how many hits and reviews I'm going to get on a story, especially more lately, as I've been writing here for about ten years. But seriously, write what you want because you want to and enjoy it and don't worry as much about what other people are gonna think.