Fanfiction is stories written by fans of a particular author or series, based on characters and situations from that series. It is always not for profit, stories written by fans and posted for free on the Internet for the enjoyment of other fans.

During the late 1990s I wrote a lot of fanfiction based on Ranma 1/2 by Rumiko Takahashi. Family, work, and other responsibilities have mostly taken me away from this, though I still get back to it occasionally.
Hearts and Minds Preludes
Shampoo tries to gather everyone together to help her Amazon sisters in their time of need. What has everyone been doing in the meantime? The answers will surprise you. Each of the ten Preludes spotlights a different character or characters.

Some questions related to the Preludes.
See if you can guess the answers to these before you read the stories.

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Prelude 1: Kuno Tatewaki "Home"
Graduating from High School, Tatewaki ponders what to do next. Meanwhile, Genma and Soun concoct another scheme to push Ranma and Akane into marriage.

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Prelude 2: Kuonji Ukyo "Name and Likeness"
Ukyo is unhappy over losing Ranma, and having to deal with other unwanted suitors isn't helping. But a new business offer comes in that might make up for it.

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Prelude 3: Kuno Kodachi "The Contest"
Kodachi challenges Akane to a contest with Ranma as the prize for the victor. Unfortunately, it's not a fight.

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Hibiki Ryoga and Unryu Akari: "The Gift"
Ryoga can't be Akane's pet anymore, and hopes to make a new life with Akari. But how can he when his lack of direction sense keeps him lost most of the time?

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Prelude 5: Tendo Akane "Something Old, Something New"
Wedding day is finally here. But who is this boy from Akane's past and why does he want to meet her again?

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Prelude 6: Shan Pu "Bie Liao"
On her deathbed, Cologne asks Ranma for a promise. Meanwhile, Kaede the priestess chooses an apprentice.

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Prelude 7: Mu Si "Reflections"
Finally rejected by Shampoo, Mousse is out on the street until he's found by someone else.

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Prelude 8: Hikaru Gosunkugi "Courage"
Hikaru wants to prove to Akane that Ranma isn't a faithful husband, and Happosai offers him training that might help.

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Prelude 9: Tendo Kasumi and Nabiki "Someday"
Kasumi and Nabiki picnic in a park and reminisce about where their lives have taken them.

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Prelude 10: Saotome Ranma "Lili's Child"
The ghost of Feng Lili, the girl who drowned at Jusenkyo, forces Ranma to bear her child.

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Poll Results
In which readers of this site voted for their favorite Prelude.
Hearts and Minds
Ranma 1/2 crew fight to protect the Amazon village from deadly invaders. Ten chapters will be written; the following are currently available in draft form.

Side Story: A Different Faith
This was my entry in the multi-author Ranma Preludes series. It introduces Shan Pu's mother, Ke Lashi, and some plot elements that play a role in HaM.

Part 1
Ranma and friends gather to defend the Amazons against the threat of an invasion. But is it already too late?

Part 2
The Amazons are under military occupation. Ranma's group is on the way there, and Kasumi has a surprise that will help.

Part 3
The Amazons resist the invaders as the group from Nerima arrives. Ranma tries to figure out the source of Kodachi's new power.

Part 4
Ranma and friends commit sabotage against the Mongol army in order to lure them into a trap.

Part 5
Ranma's group sets out for Mongolia, but Zhen Biaozi is one step ahead of them.

Alielle and Fatora finish HaM
A Spamfic by Bert Miller, followed by a response from Hiroshi, Daisuke, and myself.

Part 6
Ranma's group tries to rescue Kasumi and Mu Si, while Nabiki and Elder Lan try to cure Shan Pu's new curse and Tatewaki tries to deal with the fact that her change might be permanent.

Part 7
The Golden Pair try to break into the Kuno house to save a friend. Ranma figures out why he's been weakened. Gosunkugi and Ti Pi attempt to retrieve a powerful Amazon artifact.

Part 8
Tsubasa visits Jusenkyo. Zhen Biaozi returns to the Amazon village. Nabiki finds evidence that one of the group might have betrayed the others.

Part 9
Nabiki confronts the head of the company she works for while Kasumi looks into the future. Biaozi meets with the Amazon Elders as Ranma confronts the person who betrayed the group.

Part 10
Hikaru and Mu Si try to stop Zhen Biaozi from taking over the Amazon village. Meanwhile, Ranma's group confronts the power behind the new Mongol regime.

Omake and Author Notes
I Dream of Ranma

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What if... Ranma had fallen into the Spring of Drowned Genie? While in female form, any wish he hears is fulfilled -- but all wishes are undone when he goes back into male form.

Episode 1: When You Wish Upon a Martial Artist
Episode 2: The Phantom of Furinkan
Episode 3: On the Horns of a Dilemma
Episode 4: I'm Not a Genie, But I Play One On TV
Episode 5: My Dinner With Kasumi

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The Master's Underthings
Happosai has his underwear stolen. With guest appearances from Oh, My Goddess and a cameo (sort of) from Maison Ikkoku.

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Part 2

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Tenshi
A shady character offers to help Ukyo eliminate her business competition — but she has other ideas.

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For A Dying Friend
Ranma is stuck in female form, possibly for life. Is this the end of his relationship with Akane? And how will the other Nerimans react?

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The Ghost Prison
A far future story. After Ranma and Akane have passed away, Ukyo finds herself at Jusenkyo.

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Tangled Web
Things in Nerima are exactly what they seem... right?

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Cat's Prey
Ranma is stuck in his "cat fist," and nothing Akane does seems to help him. Who or what is responsible, and is there anything she can do to save him?

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Megamisama, Masaka?
A parody of Otaku Self-insertion fics. An anime fan is sent by a Goddess into the Ranma 1/2 universe, but things there don't quite go as planned.

Prologue
Part 1: A Rose Is Not A Rose
Part 2: I'm Here To Help
Part 3: Escape

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Pools of Horror

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A sequel to the story Cursed by Richard Lawson. Ranma has been completely taken over by the consciousness of the girl who drowned at Jusenkyo all those years ago. Can he be saved? If so, what will be the cost? And weren't there other people with Jusenkyo curses?

Lili's Story
Part 2: From Bad To Worse
Part 3: The Gathering
Part 4: Desperate Measures
Part 5: Sacrifice

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Lost

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One of the series regulars (not Ryoga) becomes seperated from the others in a place far from home. A grim-and-gritty urban story but with a more or less happy ending. Mature subject matter warning applies.

Part 1: Stranger In Town
Part 2: The Unwanted
Part 3: A Familiar Face
Part 4: Words
Part 5: A Lesson In Honor
Extra: "Surreal Visions" parody
My invited contribution based on The (Sur)real World by RpM.
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A Peaceful Life

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An alternate universe story. Who's that who's married to Ranma in the future? Oh my! It's Kasumi! How did that happen?

Part 1: Ranma's Choice
Part 2: A Pain In The Neck
Part 3: Violence of Love
Part 4: Regrets

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She Knows?

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After Akane fails to spot obvious evidence that P-Chan is really Ryoga, Ranma starts to wonder if she hasn't been playing dumb all along.

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Part 2

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There Goes the Neighborhood

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A crossover between three of Rumiko Takahashi's manga series: Ranma 1/2, Maison Ikkoku, and the Mermaid Saga. Ranma moves in to Ikkoku under a false identity as bait to catch a serial killer.

Prologue
Part 1: Strange Visitors
Part 2: Party Crashers
Part 3: Going to the Dogs
Part 4: Who Are You?
Part 5: After-Dinner Entertainment
Part 6: Fault
Part 7: Doomed
Part 8: Mermaid's Heart
Part 9: To Make You Happy
Part 10: Resurrection
Epilogue
Extra: Blooper Reel

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Miscellaneous Shorts
A Name To Agree On
Pantyhose wants Happosai to give him a new name. But which one?

Intercurse
Jusenkyo curses are communicable?


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Hiroshi and Daisuke
The Guide To Writing Really, Really Good Fanfiction
Not credited to Hiroshi and Daisuke, but could've been (and will be if there's ever a second edition).

MSTing of A Demon's Delight, Parts 1-2 by Doug Murphy
Happosai teaches Akane a devastating new attack.

MSTing of A Demon's Delight, Part 3 by Doug Murphy
Continued from the last part, with guest MSTer Josh Stevens.

MSTing of Neko-Phobia Part 6 by Dave Eddy
A series in which Shampoo's Jusenkyo curse is transferred to Akane. In this particular chapter Ranma and Akane have to deal with their other suitors after having declared their love for each other.

MSTing of Awakenings and Journeys, Prologue by Jon Farber
Nabiki is attacked and discovers that she is a mage.

MSTing of Kasumi's Little Secret Parts 1-3 by A. J. Woo
Ranma catches Kasumi in the dojo doing something unexpected when she thinks no one is looking.

MSTing of Insignificant by Eric Adams
Ukyo is rejected by Ranma and goes out to meet other men.

MSTing of Wasurerarenai Part 14 by Emily Siazon
An alternate universe fic in which Akane has grown up with Shinnosuke, and must now choose between him and Ranma.

MSTing of Race to the End by Florencio de la Merced, Jr
The Nerima gang is involved in a most unusual contest.

MSTing of Ordinary, Part 3 by Donny Cheng
An unplanned encounter with Akane's friend Yuka changes Ranma's life forever.

MSTing of an excerpt from Mi Vida Loco by Edward Becerra
A space adventurer needs to enlist the aid of the "Lovely Angels," galactic police agents who specialize in property damage.

Fanboy's Delight
The first (but unfortunately not last) time that I let my MSTing team, Hiroshi and Daisuke, write a fic of their own.

MSTing of Incident at the Ucchan by "Ukyo Kuonji"
Ukyo is happy together with Ranma. Is this too good to be true?

Finishing Hearts of Ice
On April Fools day, the boys try to write a conclusion to the popular series by Krista Fisk (nee Perry).

LCD
Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, Hiroshi and Daisuke are at it once more. This time, they set out to write a fanservice fic.

Fic We Can't Come Up With A Title For
Yet another H&D original.


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More Shorts
The Cooking Lesson
Akane, now married to Ranma, has to deal with bad cooking again -- but in an unexpected way.

A Vampire In Nerima
The Nekohanten is stalked by that most fearsome of undead creatures. Will Cologne come up with a plan to defeat it? Will Shampoo be able to drag her away from the television long enough to put it into effect?

Ranma Makes A Decision
Ranma announces to his fiancees that he's finally chosen.

Ryoga's Demon
A short (and serious) character piece; an "hour challenge" that, for once, I was actually able to finish in an hour.


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Even More Shorts
The Lifeboat Sketch
Ranma and company re-enact a sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus.

I Can't
A different look at why Ranma can't give up one of his unwanted fiancees.

Nabiki/Kodachi
Posted in response to a challenge.

Redhead
A silly thing in which the anime version of Ranma notices something about his female self.

I Told You So
I'll let this one speak for itself.

Ryoga Goes To New Jersey
The title says it all.


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Still More Shorts
Ukyo and Ryoga
These two are a lot of writers' favorite couple. What would it really be like if they were married? This won a Chicken Ball Award for best shortfic of 1997.

The Right Choice
A silly little satirical thing. Will Ranma make the Right Choice?

Revengefic No. 2: How Not To Be Seen
It's revenge season again, the time when animanga characters do nasty things to fanfiction authors. Who will show up this time?

Waking Up
A Halloween story. Ranma awakens in one of the places that he'd least expect (or want) to be.

Bimbo
A short conversation between Shampoo and Mousse, inspired when someone on the Fanfiction Mailing List called the former a "stupid bimbo."

Ranma and Friends
A silly thing in which someone unexpected shows up to help resolve the cast's relationships. This new, expanded version features a character I'd thought would never appear in one of my fics.


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Yet Yet Still Yet Still More Shorts
Ranma is Dead
A humorous take-off on "death of a character" stories. Audio version link TBA.

Barney Meets Azusa
Blame my nieces for this one.

The Bittern End
A short parody of a scene in a certain fic (you can guess which one from the title).

They Never Listen
Guess who's coming to Jusenkyo?

Akane the Psychotic Maniac
Another parody short, this one making fun of the way Akane is characterized in some fics.


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Early Shorts
Painful Revenge
My belated entry into the Fanfic Mailing List's collection of Revengefic stories. These all involve characters coming into the real world and taking revenge on fanfic authors for stories the characters didn't like being in.

Another Bad Crossover Idea
A short silly little thing. See if you can guess just what this is a crossover with before the end.

The Sign
Ranma looks for inspiration to help him decide whether or not to marry Akane.

Ukyo
The story of Ranma's meeting with a childhood friend, retold in song. You probably already know the tune.


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Invisible Shadows
An Inu-Yasha story. Years after the events of the series, Kagome is in the present day and imprisoned in an institution for the criminally insane. A reporter comes to learn her story.

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Expect a revised version of this at some point since Inu-Yasha now has an official ending.
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Dream Girls
A short, dark Urusei Yatsura story. Who is Lum, and what does she really want with Ataru? This offers some very unusual answers to these questions.

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The Seven Samurai of Anime
This was a multi-author project about an invasion of Earth by body-stealing space aliens. It's apparently been abandoned, but my parts featuring Kodachi should stand more or less on their own. Just don't blame me for the premise. :)

Kodachi intro
Kodachi backstory

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The Butt
A parody of a certain "series" many of us love to hate. I edited the first installment. Two sequels were done, The Other Cheek edited by Matt Lewis, and Another Crack edited by Donny Cheng.

What If Ranma Were a Potato?
Angsty Ranma
Altered Bess-tiny
A (Justifiably) Reluctant Butt
This was written for a possible fourth Butt which never actually materialized.
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Heart's Desire
A multi-author round robin. Each chapter showcases a different character with the chance to make a single wish come true. Read it here.


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Animals: Monkey Business
Who turned Ukyo into a simian, and how? A collaboration with Yoiko that was supposed to be continued but probably won't.

Part 1: Monkey Business
There may be more parts someday, but don't bet the rent on it.
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Puppy Love
Co-written with Yoiko. It's Ranma's wedding night. Why is Akane acting so strange?

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Kasumi's Syndrome
A story conceived and started by Matt Posner, which I finished. Kasumi's always kept her affliction secret from those outside her family. But one day, Ranma forgets to pick up her medicine from the drug store, and comedy ensues.

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Modern Therapy
With Megane 6.7. At the insistence of their fathers, Ranma and Akane go for professional help. Is any relationship counselor in Tokyo up to this task?

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Final Embrace
A dark story by Keener Barnes and myself. One of the Ranma 1/2 characters is corrupted by evil power. What will it take before Ranma is able to fight back against the one he loves?

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Quest For The Silly Spamfic
A collaboration between myself, Jim Nutley, and "Numbski" Shadwick. It is part animanga, part Monty Python, part author insertion, and all silly.

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Writing aids
Hopefully useful information for aspiring writers.

An Essay on Narrative Points of View