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Author has written 14 stories for Kingdom Hearts, Digimon, and My Little Pony.
Age: 22 going on 23
Location: Wild Rose Country (Alberta), Canada.
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I like to play D&D, the Kingdom Hearts series, Star Wars games, Lord of the Rings games, Guild Wars, World of Warcraft, Ace Combat, and any good RTS game that you can throw at me. Examples are Star Craft, Age of Empires, Empire Earth, Warcraft III... I also like to cook, and read good Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Alternate-Universe, and Non-Fiction novels and fanfiction. And, I like Star Gate SG1.
I used to think I couldn't be an author, however, thanks to getting an idea stuck in my head for weeks, I find that I have become one. I am currently working on The Annals of Darkness, a Kingdom Hearts series of fanfics set after the events of Kingdom Hearts II. I try to follow as much of the canon as I can and shift a little bit of it to suit my purposes, but with the release of new games and, therefore, new canon, it has become somewhat AU.
I'm going to say it here and now. When I first started The Fire in His Heartin the spring of 2007, there had been very few Kingdom Hearts Action/Adventure/Romance fics featuring Riku/Yuffie as a secondary pairing. If fact, I could have probably counted them on one hand. Nearly everyone before had given Riku a custom OC, the very wonderful Talitha Koum with her beloved, blessedly dark and cynical Nevaeh 'Heaven' Alexander prominent among them. Since my fic's emergence, I've noticed a large trend of pairing him up with the hyperactive kunoichi, many of the stories by people I recognize as writing reviews for my own story. Here's my point, though I'm often quite humble: Lady Valtaya was the one who really started the Rikuffie phenomenon because she introduced the pairing to me with her original Sunset Hearts! Apart from that, it was ME!! Pay me homage!
I have also just realized something. As you are now aware, my penname is Shire Folk, however, I do not write, or read much LOTR fanfiction. This will, however change when The Annals of Darkness: The War really rolls around. However, I have come to the realization that the reason that I don't read or write LOTR fanfiction is because I interpret J.R.R. Tolkien's penned words as LAW, and would never truly dare to stray very far from them except in terms of small pieces in Peter Jackson's films. So to those of you who are reading this paragraph, expect a version that very closely follows the books on the way to Maleficent's downfall.
Pictures from DeviantArt used either as inspiration for, or used as Keyblades/Drives/Armour/Situations in The Annals of Darkness
Namine's new outfit and Keyblade, Nobody's Pride, starting from The Annals of Darkness: Light's Growth Chapter 3: Star Command
Kairi's Fire Mage form, first seen in Chapter 37: Invincible of AoD: Light's Growth, was originally intended to be simply "Mage Form" and look exactly like the Kingdom Hearts 3 Shards of Light Kairi drawn by Kate-Chan. However, I later decided that Kairi would be better suited in black and fire-orange and switched the shard of violet light in her hand with an orb of fire; and I was in the mood of giving characters wings, so I changed her hair a little and gave her wings like the Flaming-Haired and Blazing-Eyed Hunter, Shana, from the anime Shakugan no Shana. You can probably find the Kairi pic anywhere on Google anyways, since it looks like it's been taken down from everywhere, but here's Kate-Chan's complete movie-poster pic.
Kairi's costume in Halloween Moves
Namine's dress in chapter 67 of Light's Growth
Kairi's armour as first appears in chapter 70 of Light's Growth
The Annals of Darkness: Light's Growth
The Annals of Darkness: Tables of the Keyblade
(Each is Tentative)
The Annals of Darkness: Dragons of Light and Darkness
The Annals of Darkness: Rescue the Light
The Annals of Darkness: Interlude
The Annals of Darkness: Darkness Rising
The Annals of Darkness: Final Showdown
Truth (A Digimon one-shot based from Broken Angel01's FTFOD)
The Annals of Darkness: The Beginning (Formerly The Fire in His Heart)
The Annals of Darkness: A Week of Troubles (Formerly TAoD: The War)
Halloween Moves A post KH2 oneshot for Halloween of 2008.
The Annals of Darkness: Garden of Snow and Ice
FAN-ART for AoD Series!!
Hold on hero:
Scottish, but also have English and Irish blood in me.
Ancestral Scottish Clan:
World of Warcraft Servers I Play On:
Ascalonian (Human Male Mage)
Odielle (Human Female Paladin)
Ephira (Human Female Death Knight)
Elunya (Night Elf Female Priest)
Gwena (Gnome Female Warlock)
Lamavras the Light of Dawn (Night Elf Male Marksmanship Hunter; my Main, Slash Win Guild)
Telarís (Draenei Female Elemental Shaman, Legion of Heroes)
Harmonielle (Human Female Priestess, Legion of Heroes)
Sympyl (Gnome Female Rogue; my Banker)
Curufinwë (Night Elf Male Frost Death Knight)
Moradûn (Dwarf Male Protection Paladin, Legion of Heroes)
Maewynë (Gnome Female Warlock)
Eveliana (Worgen Female Druid)
Lunavras (Worgen Male Fury Warrior, Legion of Heroes)
Lunanta (Worgen Female Arcane Mage, Legion of Heroes)
Dead Fantasy Series by Monty Oum
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Star Wars Saga
The Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy
History of the World Part I
Robin Hood Men in Tights
Rookie of the Year
Kingdom of Heaven
The Dark Knight
The Princess Bride
Every Monty Python movie except for And Now For Something Completely Different (I prefer Monty Python's Flying Circus to the movie tossing a bunch of its sketches together)
Master and Commander
The Longest Day
Saving Private Ryan
A Bridge Too Far
Battle of the Bulge
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Hot Shots Part Deux
(The List goes on...)
The Lord of the Rings: Books 1-3, 5,6
The Dark Elf Trilogy
Anything by R.A. Salvatore
(The List goes on...)
"I reject your reality and substitute my own." Adam Savage from Mythbusters
"Blast!" Stewie Griffin from Family Guy
"What the Deuce?" Stewie Griffin from Family Guy
"(Speech from Team America World Police that I don't want to put up here for threat of being too inappropriate)"
"Your commander must cross that field, present himself before this army, put his head between his legs, and kiss his own arse." William Wallace from Braveheart
"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!" General George Patton
"Why is the rum gone?" Captain Jack Sparrow from Curse of the Black Pearl
"So you see Lonestar, Evil will always triumph, because Good is dumb." Dark Helmut from Spaceballs
"Shrek, I'm looking down!" Donkey from Shrek
"(Les Grossman's I WILL F- YOU UP! spiel from Tropic Thunder)"
"Ray, if someone asks you if you're a god, you say 'yes'!" Winston Zeddemore from Ghost Busters
"The flower that blooms in adversity, is often the most rare and beautiful of all."
"Frostmourne hungers..." The Lich King
"BLOODY PEASANT!" King Arthur from Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail
"There are 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 particles in the universe that we can observe; you're mama took the ugly ones and put them into one nerd." Stephen Hawking to Albert Einstein in Epic Rap Battles of History #7: Albert Einstein vs Stephen Hawking
"Canada is not going to invade California."
(The List goes on...)
MY Top 10 Most Hated/Beloved Evil Villains
X.) Scar: Lion King (Hate)
IX.) Diaboromon: Digimon Movie (Hate)
VIII.) Ratigan: The Great Mouse Detective (Hate/Like)
VII.) Davy Jones: Pirates of the Caribbean (Both)
VI.) Maleficent: Sleeping Beauty/Kingdom Hearts (Hate)
V.) Myotismon: Digimon Adventures Seasons 1&2 (LOATHE ENTIRELY)
IV.) Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious: Star Wars (Like)
III.) Xehanort: (Both his Heartless and Nobody) Kingdom Hearts (Hate)
II.) Sephiroth: Final Fantasy VII (Love to Hate)
I.) Morgoth: Tolkien (Hate)
MY Top 10 Most Hated/Beloved Evil Henchmen
X.) Dark Helmut: Spaceballs (Love, he's funny)
IX.) Tony Sarmiento: Talitha Koum's That's Why (Love to Hate him)
VIII.) The Sherrif of Rottingham: Robin Hood: Men in Tights (Love, he's funny)
VII.) Murtagh: Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, the fourth unpublished one) (HATE)
VI.) Lûrtz: Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring (film) (He's okay)
V.) Darth Vader: Star Wars (Love the Vader)
IV.) Demyx: Kingdom Hearts (Sucks to fight him!)
III.) Sarumon: Lord of the Rings (Hate)
II.) Saïx: Kingdom Hearts (I spit his name like a poison)
I.) Sauron: Tolkien (because he plays an important role in the Second Age as well, which is briefly covered in The Silmarillion) (HATE HATE HATE HATE!)
If you hate Twilight, think that Stephenie Meyer completely screwed up Vampires, believe that Bella is the dumbest heroine ever, and pretty much hated every minute of the book or plot synopsis, copy this into your profile and join the ranks of people that do not believe that Twilight is the best thing since sliced bread.
THE KH SURVEY
(Please copy and paste this onto your profile and answer the questions! Spread the KH fever!)
SECTION ONE: The "Favorite" Questions
1. Your favorite KH guy?
Sora. He's the main protagonist, and a regular teenager who we can pretty much relate to as he gets thrust into a world he's probably not ready for. The only difference is that for him it's a battle for life and death while the rest of us it's likely University.
2. Your favorite KH girl?
Kairi. She's sweet and caring, is cute in the first game and only more beautiful the second game. Plus she's got spunk.
3. Your least favorite KH guy? Why?
Saïx. I don't like him because he's an idiot. He kidnapped Kairi after she got away from Axel, and then refused to let Sora see her. If he was smart, he'd have had Sora wrapped around his finger if he had let him see Kairi.
4. Your least favorite KH girl? Why?
I like all of the girls in KH... oh wait! Larxene. She's a manipulative witch who I was very glad to kill off in Castle Oblivion. Her dying words annoyed the hell out of me.
5. Favorite World? (Includes both KH1 and KH2)
Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden
6. Least Favorite World?
Monstro... and Wonderland (urg...)
7. Favorite Weapon? (Includes both KH1 and KH2)
Oathkeeper and Oblivion together, or the Olympia
8. Least Favorite Weapon?
Metal Chocobo (it's ugly)
9. Fav. Summon? (includes both KH1 and KH2)
Tinkerbell. She heals you and acts as the only Phoenix Down we get in either game.
10. Fav. Form? (aka. Sora's Forms)
Final, hands down.
11. Favorite Pairing? (includes yaoi coupling) Why?
Sora/Kairi. They're the canonical, natural pairing, and they're sweet together.
12. Least Fav. Pairing? (includes yaoi couples) Why?
I know that I dislike Sora/Riku, but I really don't like Sora/Roxas. To me, that's almost like he's in love with a monozygotic twin brother who dyed his hair and styled it differently, so it really makes me sick to my stomach!
13. Any cool crack pairings you've heard of? List 'em.
People have told me that my pairing of Riku/Yuffie is a crack one.
14. Weirdest Pairing(s) You've Ever Heard Of?
15. Any "Kh-pet-peeves" you have?
People who think that Kairi is the most annoying person in the universe.
16. Fav. Partner in KH? (includes both KH1 and KH2)
SECTION TWO: Do you believe it, or not believe it?
17. Do you believe in the Xemnas/Saix theory!
No. They don't have hearts, and Xemnas never appeared to know what love was in the first place.
18. Do you believe that Zexion is emo?
No. He just has a cool hairstyle and is usually stuck in a dark room, which give the appearance of emo. We don't see people asking if Laxeaus is emo do we?
19. Do you believe that Marluxia is gay?
No, he's just the only one man enough to have pink hair and wield a scythe that blows the petals of sakura blossoms at us.
20. Do you believe that Kairi is the most annoying character in KH?
Look at my pet peeves and you'll see my answer to that.
SECTION THREE: Answer Yourself!
21. If Roxas had to choose either Namine or Olette, who would you root for? Why?
Namine. While I like Olette, Namine was the one who was helping him to get through Twilight Town. Plus, they are Sora and Kairi.
22. What's your theory on KH: Birth by Sleep?
Um... I don't know anymore. So much info has been released by now, and it's so close to its Japanese release date that I can throw away any theories I had and wait for it to come to this side of the Pacific.
23. Was Chain of Memories a waste of time?
Absolutely not. As long as you play it on the PS2 that is. GBA version is a waste of time.
24. If you had the choice of meeting ONE (and ONLY ONE!) KH character, who would it be?
Kairi, either at one of my friends' parties, or at the ski slopes in Jasper or at the beach.
25. Which KH character do you relate to the most? Why?
Pence. While I'm the opposite pysically from him, I'm a bit of a nerd who goes along objectively with whatever his friends are planning.
26. What's the most embarrassing moment that ever happened to you that had something to do with KH?
When I got to the final bar against the Ice Titan and died because I got a call to come upstairs for supper.
27. Have you ever cosplayed as a KH character? If so, who? If not, who would you like to cosplay as?
No. I guess that it would be cool though to cosplay as Sora, but I really don't have the hair to cosplay any of them.
28. The Funniest Moment in all of KH would be...?
I'm stuck. There are three moments I can't decide between, so I'll list all three.
Hades: Do you have any idea who you're talking to!? I am the Lord of the Dead!
Auron: No wonder nobody wants to die.
Genie's triumphant return in KH2 where he mistakes Pete for Aladdin.
Pooh Bear: Oh bother, I'm stuck (in Rabbit's House).
29. The Hardest Enemy/Boss was...?
Number III, Xaldin, The Whirlwind Lancer.
30. What was a good addition in KH2 that made it oh-so-addictive?
New worlds, a slightly more complex and darker story to suit the growing teenage protagonist, the Drive Forms, Organization XIII, and a winnable optional battle against Sephiroth.
SECTION FOUR: Decisions, Decisions...
Note: You MUST only choose one! "Both" or "Neither" in unacceptable!!
31. Hayner or Pence?
32. Zexion or Marluxia?
33. Riku or Roxas?
34. Roxas or Sora?
35. Axel or Demyx?
36. Kairi or Larxene?
37. AkuRoku or SoRiku?
God, why do I have to choose? AkuRoku
38. Namixas or Namiku?
39. Zemyx or AkuRoku?
40. SoKai or SoRiku?
41. Sea Salt Ice Cream or Paopu Fruit?
Sea Salt Ice Cream
42. Cloud or Leon?
43. CloTi of Clerith?
44. Simple and Clean or Passion?
Passion, have you seen the music video?
SECTION FIVE: The Last Section!!
45. List all the KH characters you've fallen for. (This includes Final Fantasy charcter as well)
Kairi, Yuffie, Namine, Olette, Yuna, Rikku, Paine, Xion
46. What crossovers would you like to see with KH?
Read my fic and you'll see. That will end up having most of my favourites.
Kingdom Hearts/Star Wars
47. Does anyone in KH look like another character? List 'em all!
Terra looks like Zack Fair, Ven looks like Roxas (dur), and Axel looks like Reno. And Xion looks like Kairi!!
48. Which new KH game can you abosolutely NOT wait for?
358/2 Days. I can wait for BBS, and I can read about what happens in Coded, and I can wait until KHIII has been announced, but then I won't be able to wait for KHIII!
49. Do you like KH1 or KH2 better? Why?
KH2. See my above answer to question 30, and I liked the battle system better. We had one more customizable button, the reaction commands, and we could rotate the camera using the right analog stick.
50. LAST QUESTION! What makes Kingdom Hearts one of the best games in the world!?
Its combination between the intrigue of Final Fantasy and its own original style and how it seamlessly merges the classic Disney movies that we love into a fun role-playing action/adventure game. Plus, never before has anyone been able to make Mickey Mouse as awesome as he is in this game.
OBITUARY FOR THE LATE MR. COMMON SENSE
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and Maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6 year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get Parental consent to administer Calpol, sun lotion or a band-aid to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.
You're a 90's kid if:
You can finish this 'ice ice _'
You remember watching Doug, Ren & Stimpy, Pinky and the Brain, Bobby's World, Felix the cat, The Tick...AAAAAAAH Real Monsters!
You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE!"
You just cant resist finishing this . . . "Iiiiiiin west philidelphia born and raised . . ."
You remember TGIF, Step by Step, Family Matters, Dinosaurs, and Boy Meets World.
You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
You remember reading "Goosebumps"
You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.
You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence . . . not
If you remember seeing hot tub bubbles make bubbly sounds before every music video on VH1.
When everything was settled by rock paper scissors..or bubble gum bubble gum in a dish...eeny meeny miney mo...and even better daddy had a donkey inky binky bonky.
You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record your FAVORITE song of ALL time.
"Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?" was both a game and a TV game show.
Captain Planet. He's a Hero.
You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green ranger, were meant to be together.
You remember when Super Nintendos and Sega Genisis became popular.
You always wanted to send in a tape to America's Funniest Home Videos . . . but never taped anything funny.
You remember watching Home Alone 1, 2 , and 3 . . . and tried to pull the pranks on "intruders" You remember watching The Magic School Bus, Wishbone, and Reading Rainbow on PBS.
You remember when Yo-Yos were cool.
You remember those Where's Waldo books.
You remember eating Warheads.
You remember watching the 1st Batman, Aladdin, Ninja Turtles, and 3 Ninjas movies.
You remember Ring Pops. You remember drinking Surge, and Tang.
If you remember when every thing was "da BOMB!"
When they made the new lunchables so that you could make pizza AND tacos.
You remember boom boxes vs. cd players. Making those little paper cootie-catcher things, and then predicting your life with them.
You played and/or collected "Pogs"
You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet, or Nano and brought it everywhere.
You haven't always had a computer, and it was cool to have the internet. And Windows 95 was the best.
You watched the original cartoons of Rugrats, Power Rangers, and Ninja Turtles.
Michael Jordan was a king.
All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.
You remember when the new Beanie Babies and Talking Elmo were always sold out.
You collected those Beanie Babies.
Lambchop's song never ended.
The old dollar bills.
Silver dollars, which were cool to have.
You remember a time before the WB.
You collected all the Troll dolls
If you even know what an original walkman is.
You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
You know the Macarena by heart.
"Talk to the hand" . . . nough said
You always said, "Then why don't you marry it?!"
You remember trying to collect all 150 original pokemon cards but never could and if you did you thought you were all that!
You remember Highlight's magazine.
You went to McDonald's to play in the playplace.
You remember playing on merry go rounds at the playground.
Before the MySpace frenzy . . .
Before the Internet & text messaging . . .
Before Sidekicks & iPods . . .
Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX . . .
Before Spongebob . . .
Back when you put off the 5 hours of homework you had every night.
When light up sneakers were cool.
When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.
When gas was 0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was The new thing.
When we recorded stuff on VCRs.
When gameboy was a brick.
You did MASH to figure out your future
Before we realized all this would eventually disappear.
Who would have thought you'd miss the 90's so much!!
Post this in your profile if you remember these days . . . . or if you smiled at one of these things
I'm SKINNY, so I MUST be anorexic.
Life is too short to stick to labels. Everyone deserves to be treated humanely without judgement.
May the Grace of the Valar Protect You
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