D&A’s D.J. Lewis: My Return to Fanfiction…

Ten years ago, I stumbled upon something on the internet that would change my life. During that time I was a fluffy high school teen (and still am, minus the ‘teen’ part) watching anime, and playing Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 on my Wii. I don’t remember what night it was but after watching the first season of Magister Negi Magi (Negima!), I suddenly found myself online and found a website called “FanFiction.net”. Of course I had no idea what fan fiction was at the time, but after checking out the site for the first time, I saw the ‘Anime’ category tab on the homepage and clicked on it.

It was then that I saw hundreds of entries from titles that I’ve watched during that time; especially Naruto, back when it was in its first couple of seasons. Aside from being a DBZ fan I was also a Sonic fan as well, which lead me over to the ‘Anime Crossover’ section of the site. It was then that I found this crossover fan fiction called Naruto & Sonic: Tales of a Super Ninja. Even though it was only three chapters long, at the time I thought it was one of the best stories I’ve ever read. I was disappointed that its author didn’t finish it, so I took it upon myself to continue his/her work. I made it twenty-six chapters long with elements of the Forest of Death Arc, Sonic Unleashed, and the Sasuke Retrieval Arc. I never posted it because (as sad as this is) I never really knew how to post stories on FanFiction.net at the time.

In 2011 I soon learned how to post stories on the site; as my first fan fiction title was a crossover between Sonic the Hedgehog and an anime called Sekirei. I ended up abandoning it after four chapters due to a few criticisms; saying that the way the story was formatted didn’t make any sense, or that the plot was too confusing and lacked detail. Yes guys n’ gals, I bombed on my first try – but I’m not the only one.

In the Summer of 2013 I went back on FanFiction.net to give it another shot and redeem myself. The dub for Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt came out the year prior, even though I didn’t start watching it until Spring 2013. I pretty much fell in love with the show the first time I saw it, at least up until the ‘Gainax Ending’. Although half of the fanbase was disappointed that they were promised a second season of the show, and never got it, I took their disappointment and channeled it into a fourteen-chapter fan fiction story called Brief & Soulfire: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Season 2.

The reception I got after its creation was amazing! Other fan fiction readers thought it was one of the best season two scenarios they’ve ever read; in fact it got an 8.2 out of 10. Some people though that maybe Gainax should take some notes from my fanfic, and even base it off of their actual season two – IF they make one.

It didn’t stop there however, because in 2014 I made two other PSG fanfics; both of them being crossovers with Sonic. Sonic plus Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, and its spin-off title Sonic & Stocking Anarchy. Both fanfics did pretty good, mainly because I’ve changed the way I write my stories to make them more detailed, and interesting. There were a few short stories and other spin-offs that followed after that, but December of 2014 was the last time I was on FanFiction.net.

Back then I went by the pin names “djlsnegima” and “DJ Returns”. After wrapping up the final chapter of Sonic & Stocking Anarchy, I left FanFiction.net after getting bogged down with life. (School, work, and more work.)

After January 1, 2018 (New Year’s Day) I’ve been thinking and contemplating if I should make a return on FanFiction.net or not. I went back on the site and read over some of my old titles that I’ve made back in 2014, and remember how awesome they were when I made them. If I was going to make a comeback on the fanfiction servers, I wanted to do it in a big way. I’ve played a lot of RPG and Fighting games back when I was a teen, so an idea came to mind to bring those two worlds together while crossing over my three favorite series; Panty & Stocking, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Danganronpa.

For my big comeback I’m bringing not one, but two crossover fanfiction stories with original plots and characters. The first; Sonic Beatdown: Danganronpa SilverBlaze, is a Sonic/Danganronpa crossover where Silver and Blaze battle victims effected by ‘Despair Disease’ in an alternate Fighting/MMORPG reality of Towa City. The second; Sonic Beatdown Act 2: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, is a Sonic/PSG crossover where Sonic and Co. join forces with the Anarchy sisters to battle against an evil shaman princess and her sorcerer, in the same Fighting/MMORPG reality.

I don’t really have any release dates planned just yet, but I will keep you guys posted on the latest developments! 🙂

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