Challenge 1: Because I think that this idea is actually worth it.
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Ladies and Gentlemen! This is ThirdFang, Author of Yet Again With A Little Extra Help here to announce a challenge those who can take up the pen and wield it expertly!
So I was going over some of the more interesting powers I have come across in manga and anime lately and I found one that I think is perfect for a Naruto fanfiction that hasn't been used yet. This ability will definitely be familiar to those who are fans of works from Type-moon.
The mystic eyes of death perception. If you don't know what it is, look it up now.
Yeah, I have your interests now, don't I?
So the challenge is simple: either during the Kyubi's attack, or after an unfortunate mob incident, Naruto gains these horrifically strong eyes. The Kyubi will act as a filter/restraint against the eyes from overloading him, but he does not necessarily need to know of its existence immediately.
Teams: Anything you want, but Asuma or Anko HAS to teach Naruto how to use a knife (or knives) at some point in the story. Anyone who has watched Tsukihime or Kara no Kyokai will understand why. On a side note, if it's Anko teaching him, it would be a good idea to use the eyes on her cursed seal.
Also, while his abilities are initially hidden from the rest of the village, the Hyuuga clan will eventually find out about it… and (for the most part) become extremely wary and unnerved about his new powers.
Pairings can be anything you want, and I have nothing against harem ficts, but I personally think that Hinata should always be with him. Also, NO TEACHERS OR ANYONE OLDER THAN HANA PAIRED WITH NARUTO IF A HAREM! THERE IS A LIMIT TO THE AGE DIFFERENCE PEOPLE. DON'T ARGUE ABOUT THE DIFFRENCE BETWEEN MY OC AND HANA AND ANKO EITHER BECAUSE THE AGE DIFFERENCE THERE IS SO OBSCURELY HUGE THAT IT DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE.
Sasuke… is also up in the air. I am personally annoyed with bash ficts cause after a while the constant idiocy stuck in them takes away from the story, but if he ends up evil and not completely retarded that's ok. Just try and keep it balanced. Likewise the village is the same. Do what you want, but please keep it controlled to some extent in order to maintain balance in the story.
Crossovers: The type-moon universe technically is one giant crossover with itself, but for the most part keep the actual references to other stories to a minimum.
As for the overall tone of the story. I am famous for my very light hearted viewpoints and comments in my story, but in this case I'm hoping for a story that leans towards the awesome and serious, but realistic as well. That means character interactions are a must.
You don't have to follow all the instructions above, but they are advisable for good plot points.
So that's it guys. My next chapter should be out within the next week or two. Hope your winter break was good, but don't take up this challenge if it interferes with your schoolwork. Later.