Author has written 24 stories for Rurouni Kenshin, Full Metal Panic, Tiger & Bunny/タイガー＆バニー, Legend of Korra, and Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン.
I have been "CrystalOkamino" since I was a rather young child. I came up with the name when I was 11 or 12. I've had this account since I was 14. I'm 26 now. I'd rather move on from this rather weeaboo name. I've stuck with it so people would know who I was, since I had the name so long, and the more followers I got, the less I wanted to change it and risk confusing anyone. SO. For the next few months, I'll leave both names, and then I'll delete the CrystalOkamino for good.
So sorry for any confusion, and thank you for understanding!
Where I Belong - Written with Izanagi84
I've fallen behind in the editing O.O Sorry, sorry, hopefully I'll get these chapters up soon!
Archive of Our Own
Some terrible drawings of mine, along with some far higher quality forum signatures and avatars.
I'm not a very exciting person. Years ago, I used to keep up with all the newest anime and manga, but these days, I just stick to what I know or what gets highly recommended to me. About 5 years ago, I moved about 3000 miles away from everything I grew up with. Now, I'm a stay-at-home mom. In my free-time, I write, play video games, and occasionally bake, because that's just how exciting my life is. Aren't you glad you know now? =P
Why I Go On Random Hiatus
I'll explain here, as it's been asked, and I don't mind sharing. My health is the big reason why I'll disappear quite a bit. I'm a migraine sufferer, although recently I've got them under control. Up until I did, though, I was getting them daily, sometimes the same migraine lasting for days or even weeks. The big health reason is Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. It's an autoimmune disease where my immune system attacks the thyroid. If you don't know what the thyroid does for the body, it can be summed up as "Just about everything." So, when my medication is even just a bit off, and it's an ever-changing disease, I wind up feeling miserable, because every function of the body is affected in some way. It's difficult to write when the brain fog comes over me, or with the constant fatigue, or what-have-you, so unless my meds are right where they need to be, I don't do much.
May 25th, 2012, gave birth to my first child, a boy. Adjusting to life with a newborn, so I won't have regular updates for some time. Not giving up on any of my projects, it'll just take me awhile until I can dedicate the time and energy for them once more. Will only post little things until then.
I will, of course, continue writing! But I will only post finished works, and will update at least weekly, probably twice a week. I've got a few projects in the works, I think they'll be enjoyed when they're done.
I think this will allow me to put out higher quality works -- I'll be able to go in and add anything I realized I wanted, take out things I find don't do what I wanted, and overall be able to make sure the story is exactly so before I put it out there for all to read. I'm trying to practice for writing original works someday, and I think this will help a lot. Also, it'll keep me from holding people up on a story, or feeling like there's pressure to write something and winding up burnt out instead, and so-on.
If anyone wants to catch up with me, you can go here:
Feel free to e-mail me at:
firstname.lastname@example.org - (Okay, seriously getting pissed off with Microsoft, forcing me to switch from WLM to Skype and now from hotmail to Outlook. I will still occasionally check this email, but it's best to just go to my gmail)
I'm free to chat almost always so long as I'm awake, so feel free to Skype chat me at michelle.spa
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