The Anko Express – Posted 2019.05.27
The following are the recorded
responses of Eyazahrid to the feedback he received on the above
listed chapter and the story in general for the week following. This
document is to serve as a replacement to the traditional Author’s
Note at the beginning and ending of chapters and will be kept
separate from both the above listed chapter and any future chapters
unless deemed sufficiently important.
Why I Write
I read the first review for chapter 82 “I
wonder for what purpose you write this.” I’ll admit I was more than
a little confused. Was it a question about something specific in the
last chapter? If so, what? While I could have gone to the reviewer
for more clarification, I’m a busy man who puts things off for the
instead of figuring out what they actually meant I’m going to take
the liberty of assuming it was just a question about why I’m a writer
better to me than assuming it was some sort of insult about my
why do I write?
actually a damn good question. At this point, I cant’ really see
Fanfiction itself is something I’ve dabbled at throughout life- the
first I can recall was back in the second grade when I wrote a story
based on the Jackie Chan Adventures – and something I really
started getting into at the beginning of high-school.
was more of a reader than anything at that point- Bleach fics were my
favorite, especially those more focused around Ichigo’s inner hollow
– but I eventually branched out to other fandoms. After reading for
a while, however, I wanted to give it an honest try myself.
first result was, well, there’s a reason you won’t find the story
‘God of Hollows’ by Eyazahrid up on the site. It was the success of
that story – though compared to my other works it was absolutely
nothing – that motivated me to keep going.
family was on vacation right after I posted that one and I cannot
explain the joy of logging into my account to see I had reached a
whole 6 views. After that any idea I had I started writing up. Most
of them stayed on my computer but those I liked the most were posted
and received better feedback. It sort of snowballed from there until
my most successful stories. They also became some of the first
stories I had that were updated even somewhat regularly.
the first story where I prepared chapters in advance and updated on a
schedule rather than updating as soon as chapters were finished.
after I ended up finishing high-school and started working. The
amount of free tiem I had dropped significantly and was used towards
games more than writing. I couldn’t completely escape it, however, as
once you start twisting worlds you find yourself thinking about all
the different things you can do for all the media around you.
all ideas I had, I liked the thought of ANBU kneeling before Naruto
and so I started writing Sealkeeper. I promised myself I would finish
it and despite some ups and downs I don’t have any intention to break
that promise. To be perfectly honest, that promise is the sole reason
the story is still going. I would have moved on to different ideas
long ago otherwise.
if I did stop writing that story in particular, writing has simply
become such a large part of my life that I would never be able to
write because that’s who I am.
the question above that I probably stretched on unnecessarily, there
wasn’t much in specific to be addressed for chapter 82. Interacting
with Anko, Sai taking command, and Sakura being a closet pervert were
all received pretty well based on the reviews posted for the chapter.
future chapters are also received well because I made some strange
I next have your attention,