Come on over and add your own rule to the list of things Tony is NOT allowed to do.
It has missing words, artifacts of previous drafts, uncorrected typos, some punctuation errors, in text author's notes (including a very annoying political one), warping of characterization to fit the story needs, inconsistent characterization, crossover with a series that has nothing in common with Inuyasha AT ALL, and the requirement to ignore a couple of BIG continuity errors but if you're like me....you'll be laughing too hard to care most of the time. I can forgive a lot for really good comedy. The scene where Inuyasha discovers Sharper Image alone is pure gold.
All Things Keep Getting Better by Drake 220 is a crossover between Inuyasha and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. The Queer Eye boys spot Inuyasha on the street while on vacation in Japan and feel that they must stage an intervention. If Inuyasha's characterization wobbles at bit at times the author gets the Queer Eye guys dead on. If you are a fan of either show I highly recommend this.
Summary: Ever since the Bone Eater’s Well closed, Shippou has been watching. No one else seems to notice that Inuyasha is far from okay. Something has to change, but all Shippou can really do is pray for a miracle.
Absolutely perfect in every way this tells the real reason that Kagome was able to come back. Really good use of both canon and Japanese culture and as always with Ayrndiel excellent characterization.
I've posted the revised version to Fanfiction.Net, Mediaminer, and Paper Demon.
I would have put it in my DA account too but once again it's defeated me. It requires a preview image but doesn't give any sort of option for the standard fiction preview image of just the first words and I don't want to mess around creating something like that.
I saw today that this story has been nominated for an IYFG award. Thanks Robert! The link given was to this early version which contains a number of uncorrected punctuation errors and lacks additions and subtractions that were done after I had a chance to get more than a quick look over by a beta. Please click on the Leap of Faith banner you see to your left to go to the final edited version at FF.Net.
Leap of Faith
Summary: The biggest challenge is just being alive. Written for Forthright's Leap Day Challenge.
Thanks to Christina for a quick beta!
The sharp blade cuts deep
Nameless faces pass from mind
Into the abyss
Peace flows out from steady hands
Carving a new life from death
I woke up this morning with this chewing its way out. It's been at least 20 years since I wrote a tanka and I haven't even been thinking of writing poetry lately.
A plot bunny came with this but I have no idea if, or when, I'll let it out of it's hutch. However, the poem takes on a whole different meaning in light of the story so I thought by posting the poem I'll feel guilty enough about leaving things hanging that I might actually write the story
7/27/07 Edited to fix line 2 which had 1 too many syllables. Thanks Katje, XT, and Mandy.
Also moved the AN from a separate comment to the main post.
Or I Take Another Stab at Explaining About Unfinished Fics.
I get a thrill when I get an email notice that the next chapter of a story I'm following has been posted. At last my curiosity about what happens next will be satisfied, if only temporarily.
I like knowing that comments posted to a work in progress are useful. While the work is still being created comments can give the author encouragement that he or she is on the right track and give them new things to think about.
And yet, I try to avoid reading unfinished stories as much as possible. Right now there are only a handful that I'm actively following.