Author has written 3 stories for Star Wars, and Rurouni Kenshin.
Art Page: www.leika6669.deviantart.com
"Despite all my rage I'm still just a rat in a cage!" -Bullet with Butterfly Wings by The Smashing Pumpkins
I'm better known on other sites as Darth_Leia_6669, leika6669, or Leika Shadow. At the moment all my fanfiction is based in the Star Wars universe, though my long fic, Shards of the Heart, has all kinds of crossovers (mainly Rurouni Kenshin and elements of Dragon Riders of Pern) and originals added to the mix. Really, it's worth checking out, especially if you like fantasy stories that blur the line between good and evil. Lately though, I've been finding myself drawn further into the Potterverse, and have been tossing around a few ideas for that as well. It isn't likely to be any time soon tho.
Besides writing fanfiction, I also am working on several original stories and am a rather proficient artist, working in several different mediums including photography and digital graphics.
In my writing, I like to focus on emotions and concepts of good vs evil, especially in bringing balance to such emotions. It's almost like a personal quest for me, which is probably why Anakin's turn has held so much facination for me. I've also been told that I can do a pretty good fight scene, which for anyone who knows me should not find surprising.
"Did you have a good world when you died? Enough to base a movie on?" -Jim Morrison
Music influences nearly everything I do. It has become an integral part of my life. I do not think that I can write a story any longer that is free from musical influence. I strongly believe there is a song for every moment, and that without the music I found in my youth, I would not have survived what I have with any sense of sanity. Though I have in recent years broadened my musical horizons, I have never abandoned the hard rock/heavy metal that held me up in my time of need.
"I promised myself somewhere in teen-age life, I'd never submit to the one's I will not be like!
Live in a hole but stay close to my kind, Cause they understand what burns in my mind!" -Live in a Hole by Pantera
Random Odd Facts:
I have a rather odd sense of humor that doesn't always translate well in type.
My kids tried to drive me insane. Lucky me, they can't drive. Lucky them, it was within walking distance. . .
I am addicted to Starbucks, Mountain Dew, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Guitar Hero, and getting reactions out of people.
My youngest son once asked me if I would wrap him in a blanket and duct tape him to the wall so he could pretend he was a pupa. I told him only if he were to emerge as a "beautiful butterfly".
My oldest son tells everyone he is half cat. Then he sharpened his nails into claws and now wears his belt backwards so it droops tail-like in front of his butt.
My daughter (stuck in the middle of these two age-wise) is trying her damnedest to be as normal as possible. And failing miserably at this point. It's only a matter of time. . .
Could this possibly be related to the fact that I once joked to a nurse drawing blood that I was a vampire (NOTE: MAKE SURE THE PERSON HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR BEFORE TRYING THIS!), or that I collect such things as mythical creatures, Darth Vader (1/2 of my SW collectables), skulls/skeletons/grim reapers, and roses?
Living across from a bar guarantees free, live entertainment.
www.cafepress.com/leikashadow It's still in the early stages, but I'm working on it.
"I know the pieces fit, cause I watched them fall away" -Schism by Tool
UPDATE: Jan 18,2010
Just in case anyone's been wondering, I have not fallen off the face of the earth. I have still been reading with most of the stories I quit responding to. The reason for my returning to lurker status is that I've been reading off my phone, where it's possible but very frustrating to type out the reviews I'd like to leave on a normal phone pad. I wish to go back and leave many of the comments I've been wanting to, but my time can be rather limited most of the week. But I'll try! I promise!
To Readers of my story, SHARDS OF THE HEART:
I am currently working on Ch 22, but I've found that I need to go through the entire story once again to get back my original plan for this. I've gotten the first scene nearly done, which has taken forever to coerce into cooperation. Hopefully it, and what follows, will be worth the inexcusable wait I've put you through. I can't promise anything though time-wise on this or future chapters. I will guess that we are nearing the mid-point, and the upcoming battle isn't too far off either.
I must admit that I'm rather surprised and saddened that I've only gotten 4 reviews on this story so far. I am really interested in what is drawing in so many readers (I know you're there!), and what could possibly be worked on further. I really do answer all my reviews, so any questions are welcome. Flames are also useful this time of year, as the heat in my building isn't the greatest and it's mighty cold outside :
Shards of the Heart Update 2: April 11, 2010
It's been taking me a while to go through the story again, but I have gotten the chapter about half done and my idea for this story is gradually reforming in my head. I'm not abandoning this, mainly because my mom threatened to inflict bodily harm if I did! Truly though, I don't want to give up on this story, because there's still much to tell. I was recently heartened by the fact that I had another fave and story alert added in the last few days. Thanks guys!
I'm continually amazed that anyone is still finding and reading this story so long after my last update. Thanks!
I'm buckling down on all my artistic endevors, which includes writing, which hopefully means I'll be back to more regular updates. My muses seem to be on vacation for the most part, or they're just mostly ignoring me for some reason. I've been trying to lure them back but it's tricky, especially since they have issues to get past. Reviews on Shards might help. . . ;)
Shards Update 3: June 14, 2010
I just realized that all my previous formatting on this story has gone bye-bye. Which means I'll have to go through and redo the perspective breaks and such. It sucks, especially since I was having this problem before and thought I fixed it. Apparently that was only until they decided to redo the system again, lol. I'll try to have this done by the end of the week, but life being how it is, I make no promises.
The next chapter went up this morning! Yippie! I've pretty much gotten caught up on my notes and such as well, and have a pretty good idea on the next couple chapters. As long as the characters decide to cooperate this time I should have them done in the next few weeks.
"Duality is the key to nature, or knowledge could not exist." -Me
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