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Fandom: Naruto
Genre: AU, gen, friendship, sports (?)
Rating: PG13 for language
Wordcount: 5445 for this chapter

Disclaimer: I do not own in part or full any aspect of Naruto. This is the property of Kishimoto Masashi-sensei, his relevant partners and subsidiaries. I do own all original aspects of this fanfiction including but not limited to original characters and plot. This fanfiction has been published at no profit, purely for the enjoyment of the fans and the collective good of the series.

Author’s notes: I am not using Japanese in this fic, not even the suffixes (such as “-chan” and “-kun”) because I have not set the story in Japan, nor in the Naruto world; there is no Fire country or Wind Country in this story.  The specific setting is not really important, but if you are really that curious about it, then they’re in Random Small-ish City, Insert Province, Canada (yes, Canada).  Anything that would normally be expressed through the suffixes (such as the way one particular character addresses another particular character) will be expressed in other fashions – the way they treat each other and the use, misuse, or abuse of nicknames and/or epithets.

<Insert Witty or At Least Vaguely Interesting Title Here>

A Naruto fanfic written for National Novel Writing Month 2007
by inkntendinitis aka caitlin_chan aka Tsuki Yuuki


Previous games (aka chapters, but I like being vaguely pretentious by changing what I call my parts like this):
Game One
Game Two

Fandom: Naruto
Genre: AU, gen, friendship, sports (?)
Rating: PG13 for language
Wordcount: 3832 for this chapter

Disclaimer: I do not own in part or full any aspect of Naruto. This is the property of Kishimoto Masashi-sensei, his relevant partners and subsidiaries. I do own all original aspects of this fanfiction including but not limited to original characters and plot. This fanfiction has been published at no profit, purely for the enjoyment of the fans and the collective good of the series.

Author’s notes: I am not using Japanese in this fic, not even the suffixes (such as “-chan” and “-kun”) because I have not set the story in Japan, nor in the Naruto world; there is no Fire country or Wind Country in this story.  The specific setting is not really important, but if you are really that curious about it, then they’re in Random Small-ish City, Insert Province, Canada (yes, Canada).  Anything that would normally be expressed through the suffixes (such as the way one particular character addresses another particular character) will be expressed in other fashions – the way they treat each other and the use, misuse, or abuse of nicknames and/or epithets.

<Insert Witty or At Least Vaguely Interesting Title Here>

A Naruto fanfic written for National Novel Writing Month 2007
by inkntendinitis aka caitlin_chan aka Tsuki Yuuki


Previous games (aka chapters, but I like being vaguely pretentious by changing what I call my parts like this):
Game One


Fandom: Naruto
Genre: AU, gen, friendship, sports (?)
Rating: PG13 for language
Wordcount: 5037 for this chapter

Disclaimer: I do not own in part or full any aspect of Naruto. This is the property of Kishimoto Masashi-sensei, his relevant partners and subsidiaries. I do own all original aspects of this fanfiction including but not limited to original characters and plot. This fanfiction has been published at no profit, purely for the enjoyment of the fans and the collective good of the series.

Author’s notes: I am not using Japanese in this fic, not even the suffixes (such as “-chan” and “-kun”) because I have not set the story in Japan, nor in the Naruto world; there is no Fire country or Wind Country in this story.  The specific setting is not really important, but if you are really that curious about it, then they’re in Random Small-ish City, Insert Province, Canada (yes, Canada).  Anything that would normally be expressed through the suffixes (such as the way one particular character addresses another particular character) will be expressed in other fashions – the way they treat each other and the use, misuse, or abuse of nicknames and/or epithets.

<Insert Witty or At Least Vaguely Interesting Title Here>

A Naruto fanfic written for National Novel Writing Month 2007
by inkntendinitis aka caitlin_chan aka Tsuki Yuuki


Title: Blocked
Author: inkntendinitis aka caitlin_chan
Genre: poetry, general
Rating: PG for language

Blank, not quite white.
Faintly tan, I suppose—cream?
A hospital room, cheap hotel,
or empty apartment looks
like this, like pages in a blank book
or an empty Word document;
taunting and flaunting blankness
in my face.

What do I do with this blankness?
Chewing my thumb, I fret, worry—
shit, I’m bleeding; I bit through
my skin.  It hurts, and the
emptiness still mocks me, still
sneers at me, derides me.
Spotless, clean, unmarked, blank
Not-quite-white.

I crumple it up, throw it away
so it can taunt no longer.
Not blank, the new one
a smear of red from my bleeding
thumb; less daunting, somehow, than
blank not-quite-white. Ah, I know—
my pen touches paper,
and I begin to write.
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Fourth Creative Writing assignment; to write a poem using a comparison of more than five lines.

All critiques are posted verbatim; even grammar/spelling/phrasing errors or awkwardness are preserved for completeness.  (Editing someone else's comments = so not cool, yo.)  The one thing I edit is that J.P. always signs his name after the "Slainte" and I'm taking that out for privacy's sake.


Some may note my new layout - this is for NaNoWriMo for sure, and maybe longer afterwards, it depends on if I feel like changing it.  *trudges off grumbling about classmates under her breath*

[fic] [50scenes] The Nature of Grief

Title: The Nature of Grief
Author: inkntendinitis aka caitlin_chan
Genre: drama, gen, friendship
Rating: G
Word count: 323
Characters: Sora, Riku


Sora saw Riku’s reflection in the window before heard his approach, but remained where he was, staring out the window at the island.  Riku stepped quietly into Sora’s room and crossed the floor to sit on the bed.  Sora turned his head slightly in Riku’s direction, but kept his eyes on the island.

“Your mum called my place,” Riku said, tone soft and even. “Dad told me.  I’m sorry.”

Sora said nothing in return, and Riku didn’t know what else to say, so silence descended, thick and heavy.  Riku shifted on the bed, moving to sit cross-legged next to Sora and joined him in staring out the window.  It was sunset, the red sky reflecting on the calm ocean, but Riku could make out very few details of the island.

“He was the first person to take us to the island,” Sora blurted out, his voice loud in the quiet room.  “Do you remember, Riku?”

“Of course I do.”  Riku reached out and touched his fingers to the cool glass of the window.  “It was just after Mum died.”

“Yeah,” came the murmured response, “you wouldn’t forget.  Sorry.”

Riku turned to look at Sora and shook his head.  “It’s okay.”

Sora met his friend’s gaze for the first time since he’d arrived, and nodded after a moment.  “Thanks for coming over.”

“He was practically my grandfather, too.”

“I wasn’t sure if you’d rather stay home with your dad.”

Riku shook his head.  “Dad barely knew him.”  He nudged Sora gently with his elbow.  “Besides, I’ve left you when you needed me enough for a lifetime.  I won’t do it again, and you can hold me to that.”

“Thanks, Riku.”

With a shuddering sigh, Sora leaned over and laid his head on Riku’s shoulder as he started to cry.  Riku wrapped an arm around his shoulders and rested his cheek on the top of his head, dampening Sora’s hair as his own tears fell.

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Prompt 011: Cry

Started: 10.09.2007
Completed: 10.11.2007

[fic] Nobody Ever Died of Laughter

Title: Nobody Ever Died of Laughter
Author:
[info]inkntendinitis

Genre: drama, general,
Rating:
 PG
Word count:
1185
Characters:
  primarily Uzumaki Naruto, mentions of a number of others

I requested Naruto on 20_truths and I wrote this even though I haven't been approved yet.  They haven't approved a single claim request since May, so I'm doing it anyway.


1. Naruto is five years old the first time he notices the looks that the other villagers give him.  He goes home to his new apartment where everything is too big and too high and too quiet—because at least there were other kids around him at the orphanage, even if they wouldn’t play with him—and spends the next hour standing on a chair he dragged into the bathroom, examining his face in the mirror.

At the end of the hour, he still can’t figure what makes them hate him.


2. Naruto is nine years old when Umino Iruka takes over his class, though he doesn’t know that the teacher Iruka-sensei replaces is leaving because he refuses to continue teaching the Kyuubi vessel.

 
3. The first thing Iruka-sensei says to Naruto in private is after class on the Friday of his first week.  He asks Naruto to stay behind, and then offers to help him with his reading.  He doesn’t mention that he knows the reason Naruto can’t read is because his teachers refused to teach him.

4. Of all the things Iruka-sensei has ever taught Naruto, his ability to read is the second most precious to him.


5. The first is what Iruka-sensei taught him about bonds.


6. “The bond between the people important to you ever since birth and the string that binds them becomes thicker and stronger as time goes by.”  Naruto lives for these words even more than he lives for his dream of becoming Hokage. 

A Hokage is nothing without bonds.


7. The day Sasuke left was one of the top three worst days of Naruto’s life.  The day he discovered that the Akatsuki had kidnapped Gaara is another.  The day Gaara died would have made it, too, except that Chiyo-baa-sama brought him back.  It was still a crappy day, though.  The day the Sandaime died is the third.

Some would think it surprising that the day he discovered he held the Kyuubi inside him isn’t one of the three, but his friends know him better.  That day was the day he found out why people hated him, but it was also that day he discovered that Iruka-sensei liked him despite his connection to the Kyuubi.  That was the day he obtained his first precious person.


8. Naruto is sixteen the day he finally becomes a chuunin, eighteen when he becomes a jounin, and he joins the ANBU at nineteen.

Six months later, he and his teammates Haruno Sakura, Sai, and Hyuuga Neji bring a bloody, unconscious, victorious Uchiha Sasuke back to Konoha.  This marks Sasuke’s permanent return to Konoha and the end of the Akatsuki.


9. Naruto is one of those assigned as Sasuke’s guards during his first two years back in Konoha.

Naruto knows it isn’t really necessary.  With Itachi dead, Sasuke no longer has a reason to leave the village.  Tsunade knows it, too, but she follows the protocol anyway.  It ended up being the least she could do to assign as guards people who knew him, though more for their sake than Sasuke’s.


10. The day Sasuke is finally accepted as a full Leaf ninja again is the day Tsunade announces her successor.

Naruto is twenty-one when he discovers he will become the Rokudaime Hokage, and Tsunade gave him the best gift possible.


11. When Naruto finally realised that his dream was actually coming true, he was in the middle of sparring with Sasuke and he sat down right where he stood.

The fact that he sat down in the middle of a pond and ended up soaking wet is something that nobody will ever let him live down.


12. Naruto’s biggest surprise at his inauguration as Hokage was when he entered the office—his office—for the ceremony and found Sabaku no Gaara and both of his siblings there.  Everybody had worked to keep it a secret from him, and Naruto teared up a little as the full extent of how much he loved his friends washed him.

Then Lee exploded into excited declarations of all sorts and Naruto couldn’t help but laugh.  Lee had apparently been holding it in ever since it was decided to keep Gaara’s trip a secret, and Naruto’s almost surprised he made it.

Almost.


13. Naruto’s first few months as Hokage are full of tests.  The Council tests his temper and patience and diplomacy (he has Hinata advise him on that), the villagers test his willingness to protect them, and some of his subordinates test the limits of how much they can get away with ignoring him.

He passes them all with flying colours.  The Council learns that he really isn’t as dumb as he seems, the villagers learn that he really will defend them to his death, and his subordinates learn that trying to ignore him will get them the most annoying and dirtiest missions.

Or pranked.


14. Naruto refuses to assign his shinobi missions that may be beyond their capabilities just because he’s angry with the way they’re treating him, because he knows that that won’t help.

Besides, the pranks really are a lot more satisfying.


15. Naruto understands now that no matter how much he hates it and what it stands for, the Hyuuga Clan seal is necessary for the protection of the bloodline limit.

That’s why he immediately approves Hinata’s plan to make the seal mandatory for all Hyuuga Clan members.


16. When Naruto and Gaara decide they need to have a permanent, live-in diplomatic envoy in each other’s villages, Naruto decides to send Aburame Shino and Gaara sends Matsuri, his first student.

The next time Naruto and Gaara meet for trade negotiations and to reaffirm their alliance, they spend all night swapping stories of their adventures with their respective diplomats.

Shino’s kikaichu are apparently very similar to a poisonous breed of beetle found in Suna and have caused several small-scale panics, and Matsuri can’t understand for the life of her the obsession that so many of the toughest shinobi in Konoha seem to have with babies.


17. When Naruto is twenty six, Hatake Kakashi retires from active duty.  At forty, he’s been serving Konoha as a chuunin or higher for thirty four years and has lost many of his precious people; Naruto can easily justify granting him his retirement.

It still feels like the end of an era.


18. Naruto sees all his of friends age much faster than he seems to age himself.  Tsunade says that the Kyuubi will keep his body young for years and years to come.


19. When Jiraiya dies, Naruto isn’t surprised that Tsunade dies only weeks after him.  He was her last love.

He doesn’t cry at their funerals, and doesn’t mope around, because he knows they’d return from the grave just to kick his ass into gear if he did.


20. Naruto never leaves Konoha, not really.  Even after his precious people’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren have grown, he only ever leaves for a few months at a time.

For some people, the road begins in Konoha.

For Uzumaki Naruto, Konoha is where the road will always end.

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That's that, then.  Except for number fifteen, I wrote this whole thing tonight (as well as that Sora/Riku drabble further down) even though I probably should have been doing schoolwork.  XD  Fifteen just popped into my head and is what spawned this whole spiel.  Concrit and all other comments are appreciated.  ^__^

[drabble] Dynamics

Title: Dynamics
Author:

inkntendinitis  aka caitlin_chan 
Genre: romance, lemon-y, yaoi
Rating: R
Pairing: Sora/Riku
Word count: 100
Cut because not everyone wants to read about gay boys and sex.  XD  Probably NSFW, but not a graphic lemon.  Lemon-flavoured, perhaps.

EDIT, 12.03.07: Due to LJ's new Adult Concept/Adult Content policies, I've had to change the settings on this entry.


New prompt table for 50scenes

Changing my prompt table for 50scenes, because I'm absolutely stuck with my original choice of table. New table below!

I think I shall be more successful with this one, as I already have ideas. ^___^

*off to write*

001. Sleep. 002. Love. 003. Pain. 004. Sand. 005. Glass.
006. Church. 007. Moonlight. 008. Happiness. 009. Tears. 010. Writer's Choice.
011. Cry. 012. Silence. 013. Sun. 014. Sing. 015. Twist.
016. Empty. 017. Blossom. 018. Harp. 019. Control. 020. Writer's Choice.
021. Psychotic. 022. Hope. 023. Alone. 024. Viridian. 025. Gasp.
026. Smirk. 027. Piece. 028. Fly. 029. Elope. 030. Writer's Choice.
031. Moment. 032. Eternal. 033. Wish. 034. Darkness. 035. Poem.
036. Sick. 037. Turbulence. 038. Malevolence. 039. Sugar. 040. Writer's Choice.
041. Embrace. 042. Dark Eyes. 043. Hands. 044. Youth. 045. Ignored.
046. Mistake. 047. Stars. 048. Pluto. 049. Fortune. 050. Writer's Choice.
All critiques are posted verbatim; even grammar/spelling/phrasing errors or awkwardness are preserved for completeness.  (Editing someone else's comments = so not cool, yo.)  The one thing I edit is that J.P. always signs his name after the "Slainte" and I'm taking that out for privacy's sake.

Note: when I submitted this poem to the class, the title was "Love", because I hadn't had the time or inclination to come up with anything better.  XD

“On Siblings” (formerly “Love”): critiques from classmates, alphabetical by last name; professor at the bottom

Title: Optimum Angle: 20°
Author: inkntendinitis aka caitlin_chan
Genre: poetry, general
Rating: G


I flick my wrist,
release my grip,
watch it fly away.
It hits once and—
sinks.

I watch Dad.
One, two, three...
want to be
as good as him...
Seven, and it sinks.

Another one:
smooth, round, flat.
Flick, release, watch:
One, two, three, sink.
Getting better.

Another and another,
I keep flicking, releasing,
Watching them
Sink, sink, sink.
I’ll get it next time.

Last one before we leave:
Perfect oval, fits in the
Palm of my hand.
Finger curls around the edge,
Flick, release, watch.

One, two, three...
It keeps going...
Six, seven, sink.
I grin, look at Dad,
He looks back, smiles.

“Great skips.”
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Third Creative Writing assignment; we had three different options and I chose "What was one of the best things that happened to your body when you were a child? (This can be as ordinary as learning how to walk, swim, or skate.)"

Could you guys tell that it was about skipping stones?  There was some confusion in class about that... I ended up getting to discuss my poem a bit even though it wasn't my half of the class' turn to get workshopped, because we finished Group A (the smaller group) early, and my prof asked me if I wanted to read my poem.  ^^  Lucky!

All critiques are posted verbatim; even grammar/spelling/phrasing errors or awkwardness are preserved for completeness.  (Editing someone else's comments = so not cool, yo.)  The one thing I edit is that J.P. always signs his name after the "Slainte" and I'm taking that out for privacy's sake.

“Optimum Angle: 20°”: critiques from classmates, alphabetical by last name, professor at the bottom

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