By the way, I don't know if you are aware of it, but their was that H-manga that DeadGuyKay posted in the image thread recently....best I've seen for Claymore yet (considering the creator has to be someone who actually reads the story), though, as a whole, nothing special - your Unexpected chapters blow it away
Still at least you get to see all the Ghosts getting it on
- the first would be Raki playing a game with Riful : if he can evade Dauf (in human form) for (5-10) minutes, she'll give him the Claymore she's just captured (most likely Irene)
Not worth to PM just for this little thing but....wouldn't it be more interesting if the sword was Riful's original one? As said in that Claire/Riful friendship story that was never completed nor reached it's full potential.......stealing a Claymore just wouldn't be as special...
It would be a momentous occasion because it would also link Raki to her and, in a sense, show that he belongs to her - he wears her symbol and all shall fear them .
Regardless of how much power we, or any author, gives Raki -- still using a Claymore sword just feels very symbolic and special - it just wouldn't be right for him to use any other sword as, no one else besides the Org makes those swords and stealing another warrior's sword, with their own personal symbol on it....just wouldn't be as special as Riful giving him her own.
Point blank, Claymore is very niche....most fics are by people who aren't truly as into Claymore as we are; even the quality writers often fall into that category...it's very easy for them to get bored and move onto something more flashy and exciting -- Claymore is a series that grows on you overtime and, unfortunately in that category, can be extremely slow.
You are popular simply because you offer in-character humor; it's something simply yet something that's never really been done before since way back when over here in 2007 - never before on ff-net and certainly not in written form in a long time. Their are many joke pictures on the web, but again, those are pictures and not stories.
It's a freaking tragedy; in time since the old days, people's creativity has blossomed and people are thinking outside the box in pairing and making stories focusing on different characters and more original ideas...
(actually when you think about it, their was plenty of creativity back then too -- Yosei's boxing fic, the racing/motorcycle stories, MisterJB had a soccer idea at one point....many of these stories didn't even finish and, in my personal opinion, could have been improved....but darn, at least their were options back then)
Except now, their's almost nobody at all - the stories back in the day may have been sub-par, but at least they were their and enjoyable and their wasn't a lack of writers. Oh the irony >_<
I mean really Dany.....when you get down and think about it, especially on fanfiction.net...you are probably the most sought-after author their is -- seriously, the little funny stories we do make people laugh and, may not seem like much compared to the huge epics or original stories that others have done, but a lack-of-options right now has actually probably made you the most popular author on ff-net right now.