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How to Kuro - Eric and Alan by JustZoni How to Kuro - Eric and Alan by JustZoni

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How to Write Kuroshitsuji Fan Fiction: Eric & Alan
Format: PDF
Word Count: 29,514
Pages: 73

There is an art section. However, this is primarily a writing tutorial. Sorry, I hate doing art tutorials. However, the larger-than-average file size is primarily due to the images from that first section.

This is a PDF. You will need a PDF reader, such as Adobe Acrobat or FoxIt in order to view this tutorial! Both are available for free online. Google is your friend.

After two weeks of hard work, I present to you a compilation tutorial about Eric Slingby and Alan Humphries, two memorable shinigami from the second Kuroshitsuji musical.

Eric and Alan are characters that are frequently overlooked. I feel that they deserve a little more respect. After a number of requests for just such a tutorial, I decided to put one together. This particular guide covers:

- Personalities
- Dialogue
- Interactions
- Do's and Don'ts for the pairing, story writing and each character
- How to draw Eric and Alan

I hope you'll find it useful! Many, many thanks to the people who helped me out by checking facts or reading over various segments of this tutorial. Let me know what you think!
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D3RPsezD3RP1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Haha that took me a bit of time to read! But I found it very helpful, thank you!
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WholockFan33 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so much help!
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JustZoni Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yikes, it's old. I'm glad you found it helpful.
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NikiBTheCrazyMidget Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
GOD DAMN IT. I've written four chapters of my shinigami related fanfiction assuming that Eric was just another officer.... FUCKBERRIES! On the other hand I've got things mostly downpat, at least accuracy wise.
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Moiscen Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this was extremely detailed and helpful! You definitely have the characters down perfectly! I learned a lot more about these characters, and you definitely inspired me to draw! :D Thank you so much for those references (Oh my gosh, you even captured Alan's tie thing~ )

This will definitely be my Eric and Alan guide to reference to from now on. Amazing job, I would :+fav: this a hundred times if I could!
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madartsyst Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Don’t randomly change character species. Eric is a shinigami, not a demon. Alan isn’t human.
William isn’t a tooth fairy." XD Nice man. This actually very useful to me because I was planning on doing some fanart for the two...
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AxelDemKakashi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
I'm not writing a fic but was googling the characters (because they were so new) to get a bit of background when I came across this. Might I say that THIS is genius and art within its own right. I have never seen such a detailed character analysis that, as an English literature student, I feel I could do my final dissertation on them just from this.
However, I also have a question as you seen the only person who may actually know. I have googled this before to no avail - What is the the first name of the actor who plays Eric? I know he's called Taisuke Saeki but I'm aware of the culture of trading places with the first and second name so I'm uncertain. If you could help that would be amazing.

Yet again I applaud you and all your other tutorials. You inspire the future of literature. :D
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JustZoni Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Taisuke Saeki's first name is Taisuke. He also only played Eric in the first rendition of the musical, which is a shame. I haven't seen the new version, but the person who plays Eric is... a far cry from Mr. Saeki.
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AxelDemKakashi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
ahh brilliant! Thank you for your help :D. As I said, I have googled it and asked others but no one could give me a definite answer.

Yes, I have to agree the newest edition looks a little feminine for the character role of Eric. I guess we shall have to wait see if he can compete, I hear the new version will be released on DVD in the late Fall.
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JustZoni Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
For me, it's always going to be Saeki and Matsumoto as Eric and Alan. They really were freaking awesome, and put so much emotion into it.
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AxelDemKakashi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Absolutely! I don't think anyone can match the amount of heart and raw emotion. It really helped pull you in and make it believable. Even now I can't watch when Alan dies, its unbearably sad.

I'm hoping the new one will be good but I don't think its going to be able to hold a candle to the original crew.
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TheFifthDollanganger Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! This is absolutely awesome! I think it'll really help me. :) Would you mind critiquing my EricXAlan fic? Keep in mind, it is set in modern times. [link]
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thewolfwithicyeyes Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
X'D "... and William isn't a Tooth Fairy" <- that made my day. -ahem- anyway, well writ, glad somebody posted it.
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MercyAntebellum Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful!
oh dear lord....william isn't a tooth fairy... XDDD
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ObviouslyOblivious Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
This is like the Alan and Eric fanfiction writing bible!!
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:iconjustzoni:
JustZoni Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you found it useful!
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MaraJade94 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Thanks for the drawing guides! :heart:
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:iconjustzoni:
JustZoni Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not a problem!
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Hikaru4Ever852 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love writing Eric and Alan and this really helps on getting the details on how to do it right. It gives a good depth on details like appearance and personalities. Thanks a bunch for uploading this tutorial ^^

And good lord, William as the Tooth Fairy~ :rofl:
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:iconjustzoni:
JustZoni Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you found it helpful!
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ringonamida Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Writer
wow, this really helped a lot ^^ I actually read through the whole thing and I have to say it was pretty close with my thoughts on both of their personalities, but I learned a lot from this, definitely!

Thanks for putting this up!! This'll really come in handy later in case I want to write about them ^^
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:iconjustzoni:
JustZoni Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so glad you found it helpful!
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ringonamida Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Writer
no prob!! :D
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TwilightKnight17 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I read the whole thing, and I thought it was brilliant. One thing I wanted to ask: you mentioned a subtitled version of the musical on youtube, and that it was inaccurate. Was that the version posted by "thejesusfreak13", and how inaccurate is it? Because I wanted to use those subtitles to make a subbed version for my friend (who is in love with Eric), but I don't want to do it if they're wrong.
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MercyPlain Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Fav'd not just because I like Kuro, but because this in itself is an amazing piece. My God. So. Much. Info.
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:iconjustzoni:
JustZoni Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you like it. :)
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FaniRiver Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is the best thing I have ever seen on dA! <3 it helped me a thousand times more than all other "how to draw/ write whatever things"
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JustZoni Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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Khfangirl15 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
I thought I was the only being on Earth that believed all of these facts. Bless this tutorial ; u ;
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:iconjustzoni:
JustZoni Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I pay attention. More people should!
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MistressChickenbone Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
All that hard work went for something awesome.~

and

I'll do all the don'ts just for you. :heart:
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JustZoni Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Bah.
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kaitosham Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
it is very wonderful of you to post something like this, it has helped me realize some accidental errors i make in my art as well as in any fics i have written. i shall plan to make things more accurate x3 also it has some what improved of how i shall cosplay eric and stuff. so yeah, im very grateful for this :heart:
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:iconjustzoni:
JustZoni Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for letting me know that you found it helpful!
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kaitosham Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh hehe~ no problem~!
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SekanaKatayama Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
This is a very impressive work. I can tell you put a lot of effort into it by how thorough and deep the sections go. While I haven't written Eric or Alan in anything, I enjoyed reading bits of this simply because of how in-depth it is. Nice job!
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:iconjustzoni:
JustZoni Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
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ShantalUsagi Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
You, lady, are a genius!!!
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:iconjustzoni:
JustZoni Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
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Milena-Radio Featured By Owner May 13, 2012   General Artist
Well written and informative, but its very creation is so pretentious, I can hardly believe it! An Eric/Alan for dummies, if you will.

Interpretation is what makes writers craft such varied works. Even if said works are, well, shit, there's not really a need to spell everything out to the authors that make them. I get that you're trying to raise the bar a bit, it's just so . . . pompous, my god!
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JustZoni Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Pompous? Not at all. Some people just need pointers. In the case of Eric and Alan, people screw them up so frequently that they're no longer interpreting so much as just making shit up. If you're going to write fan fiction, write fan fiction. If you want to write fan fiction, write fan fiction. There's no point in writing Frodo and calling him Sauron.
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Milena-Radio Featured By Owner May 13, 2012   General Artist
Haaa, sure.

Write up one for South Park's Cartman/Kyle someday, then. That's where your unmitigated zeal should go next, if you're keen on helping out across the world of fanfic.
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:iconjustzoni:
JustZoni Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry, I don't do South Park. If all you want to do is complain, however, there are better things you can do with your time. This tutorial was done on request. I don't see you doing anything to help people out.
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Milena-Radio Featured By Owner May 13, 2012   General Artist
"I don't see you doing anything to help people out."

Oh, I forgot that the internet was totally indicative of what one does for another! Well, you sure are doing such a wonderful public service then!

I'll just take my unhelpful self somewhere else, so I can learn the ways of true generosity!

Cheerio!
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NikkiNick529 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You did an awesome job on this! 8D

The art section is INCREDIBLY helpful. You included a lot of details I probably would've missed... T-T

Though I don't plan to write any fanfiction, the writing portion was insightful, as well. If nothing else, I now have a greater understanding of their character and interactions, which will undoubtedly come in handy with fanart.

Thanks for making this! :D
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:iconjustzoni:
JustZoni Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I actually really dislike the art section. There was more to it, but I took it out. I dislike doing art tutorials. Sorry!

I'm glad you found it useful. If there's ever anything I can do to help, let me know.
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NikkiNick529 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, it's fine. Anything helps~ =)

And thanks. If I need help, I'll be sure to ask you. ^^
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MKAcosplay Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
FFFF- You have no idea how much I love you for this. I've been wanting to write something for them for a while now but had no clue how to portray the characters.
I laughed when you spoke of Alan being reffered to as Anal and William not being a tooth fairy x'D
Thank you so much!
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JustZoni Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I get so tired of people screwing them up. I figured this might help some people out. I'm glad you thought it was entertaining, too!
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MKAcosplay Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Psh, that's why I didn't write anything for them yet; I knew for a fact I'd bugger them up in some way or another and I didn't want to end up looking like a douche x'D
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