What's going on Fanfiction family? I know it's been a while so here's an update.

2016 has been a rough year, back in June I came close to losing my grandfather. For those new to the scene he and my grandmother are my parents. I lost my grandmother back in 2013 and came close to losing him this year but somehow we survived. He was in a nursing home since June and came home last week. He went from almost 500 pounds to 373 as of this morning. Life wise, I've been getting my MBA because I eventually want to open up a small computer repair shop in my neighborhood. Also I've been writing (Nerd news) on a site I own as well as starting up a YouTube channel (Still a work in progress). Not to mention all the hobbies I've recently taken up, so I've been busy.

I do still write fanfiction, of course. Fanfiction helped me cope with a lot of things through my life so I will always have a spot in my heart for it. It was my first community where I got to interact with fellow fans. Heck this community made me better as a person so thank you for that.

The problem I'm facing right now is what to do. I have some stories I want to tell but I'm unsure as to whether or not the following I have would want to read them. I mean I started posting on Fanfiction for simple validation of "I could do it better" but as I've gotten older I've realized I don't need the validation of reviews. What I do want is to know whether or not you're enjoying the story I'm telling.

I was also thinking of starting a new Fanfiction account, I like Benjamin236 but that hasn't been me in a long while. So I was thinking of rebranding to a different name maybe? I also want to work with a Beta Reader as well. When I first started, I thought I was being weak asking for help but that was foolish of me to do so.

Story wise, Second Chances, X-Force, and Successors to the Storm are completely outlined. I just have to find some time to write them. So fans of those stories, I got you. Those three are my pride and joy so you'll get them in due time.

Other stories I have in mind. I have this Mortal Kombat X and Naruto crossover I want to post. No one has yet to hit that crossover the way I want it to be, so I'm giving it a go. Warning Naruto will have two mothers in that story. So if that freaks you out, create your own story I suppose.

I'll also do my best to represent other sexualities as well in my stories. It may not mean much coming from an African-American male but I want everyone to feel they belong. After watching Luke Cage, everyone deserves to have some representation and as a writer, I want to do right by them. Especially since the comics isn't going to change anytime soon. (Really disappointed in Peter David for those who are keeping up with New York Comic Con news)

Back to other stories, I have a Carmilla and The 100 crossover in the works. A Naruto and Wild Storm crossover as well.(Can't believe Wild Storm is coming back in comics form). Both of these are going to be one and done. So once they're posted, that's it.

Looking back at Naruto of Spiral and Spiraling Bat, I want to redo them completely. I know so many fans latched onto Spiraling Bat (Reasons I have no clue) but with all the recent DC Comics news and characters. I want to go for a well done DC Comics story taking place in the Naruto Universe.

Naruto of Spiral, that's leaning more towards becoming a mystery dealing with what caused Uzu No Kuni to fall and how Naruto's new classmates fit into this puzzle. I'm definitely going for a complete alternate universe with that one. So expect little to no canon. The main cast will have Naruto and other characters from animated series I've enjoyed as the roster. It will have a lot of world building and action.

Finally, I want to do my take on the Marvel Universe. I had plans on doing it for a fanfiction website but things went south to say the least. That said, I think you'll dig what I have planned. There would be three stories, Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Ultimates, and X-Men but those will come down the pipeline eventually. If anything else I'll post the first chapter of each and see how people like it.

As always, thank you so much for the support. If you haven't heard it today, I love you and take care of yourselves. Until the next update, I'm Benjamin236 and I'm out!