One day I intend to re-draw my fan & canon characters from my very first fanfiction, Musouka Dare to Dream (a Fruits Basket fanfic).  I doubt I will ever re-create this fic or make a sequel like my younger self wanted to do, but I just got swept up in real life and other fandoms it never happened.
This fanfic certainly taught me much, I began writing it when I 14 and ‘completed’ it when I was 17, so I wrote it near the end of middle school and before the end of high school.
Wow.  Topping 200+ reviews I thought I did well, at 50 chapters I put my heart and soul into it and this was before all of the FB manga came out (and before I knew the anime was so different from the manga too).  I learned about trolls, about downright immature readers, great followers and understanding critics.
Despite all its flaws, I still love this piece of me, I have something from my 14-year-old self here and I was definitely one of those teenagers who arrogantly believed throwing out a Japanese word from a crappy internet translator meant I was legit.  It seems that arrogance has transformed into a passion for actually learning the language and that’s why Fruits Basket and fanfiction will always have a place somewhere in my scrambled heart. :)

One day I intend to re-draw my fan & canon characters from my very first fanfiction, Musouka Dare to Dream (a Fruits Basket fanfic).  I doubt I will ever re-create this fic or make a sequel like my younger self wanted to do, but I just got swept up in real life and other fandoms it never happened.

This fanfic certainly taught me much, I began writing it when I 14 and ‘completed’ it when I was 17, so I wrote it near the end of middle school and before the end of high school.

Wow.  Topping 200+ reviews I thought I did well, at 50 chapters I put my heart and soul into it and this was before all of the FB manga came out (and before I knew the anime was so different from the manga too).  I learned about trolls, about downright immature readers, great followers and understanding critics.

Despite all its flaws, I still love this piece of me, I have something from my 14-year-old self here and I was definitely one of those teenagers who arrogantly believed throwing out a Japanese word from a crappy internet translator meant I was legit.  It seems that arrogance has transformed into a passion for actually learning the language and that’s why Fruits Basket and fanfiction will always have a place somewhere in my scrambled heart. :)

I’m pretty comfortable with most of the Hiragana alphabet and getting to a point I can write most of the Katakana without reference!  Then on one impulsive thought decided to write out the English alphabet in comparison.  I try not to learn too much kanji at one time, my pace right now is 1-3 kanji a day, but I’m still struggling since I’ve only started doing that last week, still having trouble retaining memory for some reason…currently I’m more interested in speaking it now since that seems easier.  私はにほんごがすきです!またね!

I’m pretty comfortable with most of the Hiragana alphabet and getting to a point I can write most of the Katakana without reference!  Then on one impulsive thought decided to write out the English alphabet in comparison.  I try not to learn too much kanji at one time, my pace right now is 1-3 kanji a day, but I’m still struggling since I’ve only started doing that last week, still having trouble retaining memory for some reason…currently I’m more interested in speaking it now since that seems easier.  私はにほんごがすきです!またね!

*laughs maniacally* I FINISHED almost an entire deck of fresh new ACEO cards in two days (a record) and it’s with a Kamigami no Asobi inspired fanfic cast no less.  I think this is the first time in a while I gave my fanfic OCs any real thought and actual bust shots.  There’s one card left to do, but that character is the only one I’m stumped on personality and appearance-wise, she can come in later.
As for the characters above (besides Tomoe and my fox oc down in the right) they are in my WIP fanfic.  I’m kind of running it like Game of Thrones (sort of), I’m nitpicking through which character POVs to use the most.  My favorite designs thus far are Ain (red-head girl with the pigtails) and Kizu (the really pale girl next to Yui).  In case you’re wondering…some have clothes and some don’t because I kind of got lazy and didn’t want to do clothes halfway through. :P

*laughs maniacally* I FINISHED almost an entire deck of fresh new ACEO cards in two days (a record) and it’s with a Kamigami no Asobi inspired fanfic cast no less.  I think this is the first time in a while I gave my fanfic OCs any real thought and actual bust shots.  There’s one card left to do, but that character is the only one I’m stumped on personality and appearance-wise, she can come in later.

As for the characters above (besides Tomoe and my fox oc down in the right) they are in my WIP fanfic.  I’m kind of running it like Game of Thrones (sort of), I’m nitpicking through which character POVs to use the most.  My favorite designs thus far are Ain (red-head girl with the pigtails) and Kizu (the really pale girl next to Yui).  In case you’re wondering…some have clothes and some don’t because I kind of got lazy and didn’t want to do clothes halfway through. :P