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Hey...

I'm Cas. :wave:

I write... I write a lot... Currently the metaphorical monkeys banging on the hundred typewriters in my head are mostly working on Naruto fanfiction... But I have just started to branch out. I hope to one day become a famous author and retire young (although right now I'll settle for 'youngish' )

My claim to fame is an overly ambitious 'fan novel'. If you're not sure you want to commit your time to something so long as my magnum opus... May I suggest trying some of my short stories?

Original (ish) Fiction:

Behind Every Hero: Four young Heroes... A sarcastic thief, A noble-hearted barbarian, a pompous yet non-magical wizard, and the keeper of a goddess, who believes she is living in a epic heroic saga, are thrown together in adventure.

Link: Behind_Every_Hero_Chapter_1

Naruto Fanfiction:

Check and Mate (First Draft) Won First prize in :iconcommunityrelations: Beta-Reader-Match-Making contest. Basically a contest where you have to submit a short (3k words) first draft of a story, and then it gets handed over to an anonymous person who edits it. Prizes for best first drafts and best edits.

Link:Check_and_Mate_Draft

Check and Mate (Full story) Submitted to :iconshikatemashrine: Fan fiction contest. Unfortunately the contest was cancelled due to lack of participation. I include it here so you can see the difference between the draft and the full story.
WARNING: this story is rated 'M' for language and sexuality.

Link:Check_and_Mate_part1

Christmas Gifts: Won 1st prize in the :iconnarutards-otw-unite: 'Wintery Words' contest  A comedy set in the young Sanin era
Link: Christmas_Gifts

The Last Battle of Tenten Nohara: My personal response to Naruto Chapter 614. Personally, I think this is the best damn thing I ever wrote.
Link: Last_Battle

Ghosts at a Party of Two: Written for 15 Days of Tenten's Birthday bash for :iconnarutenclub:
Link: Ghosts

The Forging of a Kunoichi: Won 2nd place in :icontentens-revenge: Tenten's Birthday Bash contest
Link: Forging


Healing: A short set in the Konoha Children's Crusade universe. Won 2nd prize in :icontentens-revenge: 'Friendship with Tenten' contest. If you like it... Give the rest of the story a try:
Link: Healing

Konoha Children's Crusade:

Table_of_Contents

The story starts here: Prologue

If you like what you read, notice a mistake, or can think of some way to make the story better... Let me know. Feedback is always appreciated.
So... (ahem) How 'bout that Naruto chapter 699 and 700?

We get a fourth war that ends (finally) We get a final (yet suspiciously sudden) vision that Sasuke is on the side of the angels once more...

And then we jump into the future where everyone has grown up, gotten old, gotten surprisingly chubby (Anko? Is that really you?!?) partnered up (Does anyone know who the cat lady with Kiba is?) or managed to reproduce in some way, shape, or form. (With Lee, I'm suspecting it might be fission... Seriously, can't we get a hint at who his kid's mother is?)

Don't think I don't see what you're doing here Kishimoto-sensei, You're not the only one who can use the literary technique of jumping some inordinate amount of time into the future and then telling how everyone got there by judicious use of flashbacks... I have to admit I am more intersted in seeing 'The Last' now...

But I gotta say... I've kinda got mixed feelings about the Naruto ending.

Lets be honest, in the last... Oh, hundred chapters or so, there have been quite a few that were... thin on plot and heavy on the eye candy. It's almost as if Michael Bay took over the writing. So all things considered, It seemed to wrap up satisfactorily (if a little too quickly...)

But at the same time.. It's been eight years since I started reading / watching Naruto... And I am sad to see it go.

Anyway...

Ignoring all my nostalgia, there's a question I wanted to ask you guys:

I've heard some rumors that the Naruto Story is going to continue into a part three... a Next Generation if you will. And well, I'm a little apprehensive about that because I've spent God only knows how many man hours writing an obscenely long Naruto Next Gen fanfic... and now the Author himself of Naruto is going to do the same thing... only his is... well... by definition, cannon...

So here's the question: Is it worth continuing Konoha Children's Crusade?

Three years ago when I started KCC, I thought Naruto would never end, and that even if it did, I had a great shot at it being set far enough into the future that I'd be able to play around with stuff. Now it seems like I'm going to be butting heads with 'cannon' more than I already am...

Does that matter? Does that make the story less appealing? Is Naruto 'done' anyway?




Should I just quit wasting my time whining and write the next chapter already?




I've given it some small thought... and I've narrowed down my choices to three options:

1) Continue writing KCC as if nothing happened. Blinders On! Full speed ahead!

2) Bail on KCC. Publish all my note and outlines so those who read it and want to know how everything comes out can spoil themselves silly... and move on to new works. I still want to work on 'Behind Every Hero' and I have ideas for other stuff...

3) Give KCC the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' treatment... And no, I do not mean fill it with explicit bondage scenes. Change the names, change the settings, change the world, and just keep on going...

Yeah... I don't know what to do. Part of the problem is that there is a giant sucking sound where my free time used to be. Work has gone insane, the lab needs money, I'm working late and in meetings to beg for funding all the time. I don't have the time to write everything I want to... So I just want to ask you guys outright... (Because let's face it, you are my audience) Is finishing KCC worth my time and energy now that Naruto has moved on?

I'd be really interested in hearing your opinion. But, regardless of whether you answer or not, thanks for reading this long winded ramble.

-Cas

PS- On a completely unrelated note: If you are interested in commissioning some art, buying jewelry, or just helping out a good cause, you should head on over to :iconspadiekitchenqueen:'s dA homepage. She's holding an impromptu fundraiser so she can cover the veterinary bills for her adorable french bulldog. :iconspadiekitchenqueen: is a jeweler by trade and she is auctioning off some rather nice, personal pieces of hers. Also several of her friends have offered sketches and pictures to anyone who donates... Go check it out!

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:iconwitchofoz93:
witchofoz93 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wanted to let you know I finished the picture, if you're interested! :) witchofoz93.deviantart.com/art…
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cas42 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Interested?!?!?!?

YES!!!!!!!!!!!

It is amazing!

I'm going to print it out and hang it up on my fridge!

Do I have your permission to use this? Repost it with  full credit? Use it as the image header for that Chapter? Please?

-C
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witchofoz93 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! And sure, you're more than welcome to do whatever you want with it, be it reposting or using it as a chapter header or feeding to flying monkeys! :D (Although I'd advise against the last one, they may not like the taste very much.)
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cas42 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Flying  monkeys... :D
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Sylversmyth Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Happy (Day after your) Birthday!!!!

I wish that I could bake you a cake! (Because I love cake) But, because I can't, I'll just wish you a wonderful day with your family and hope that your kids are extra good and don't get in trouble at school anymore than usual.  Ok, so maybe less than usual.

Hope that it was a great one!
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cas42 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
It was nice, thank you.

It's been a good year so far for the girls... New teachers, thank god. We couldn't get away from that last one fast enough.

The only thing to mention of note, was we had to have a short talk to the principal the week after Halloween...

One of my girls was dressed up as Daenerys Targaryan  for Halloween, and when  her classmates told her "That is the worst Elsa from Frozen costume I have ever seen!" she said she was going to have her dragons burn them all to death...

Nine years old and already adept at cosplay... (sigh)

-C
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Sylversmyth Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Haha your daughter sounds like such a character- just from the stories I imagine her personality to be somewhat similar to ChouChou- "Yup! That's me! Get over it"
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AkikoAmane87 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Happy Birthday Cas!!!!
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cas42 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Thanks Akiko.

-C
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AkikoAmane87 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Your welcome!! :D (Big Grin) 
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