Author has written 31 stories for Trauma Center, Mirror's Edge, Resident Evil, Edgar Allan Poe, Tender_is_the_Night, Wuthering Heights, Shakespeare, Valkyria Chronicles, Final Fantasy X, Call of Duty, Mulan, and Left 4 Dead.
"A critic is someone who knows the way, but can't drive."
The name's Parsat. No, I am not French, and have no relation to the commune of Sous-Parsat. The name "Parsat" is a portmanteau between the words "parody" and "satire". I usually pronounce it with a long "a" in the beginning, but you are free to say it however you like. I am male. I write whatever happens to interest me. I can't describe my writing anymore; some days I write directly and sparsely, and other times I reach Dickensian levels of embellishment. I suppose overall the words I write on hold some degree of sentimentality. I'm more of a poet than a prose writer.
The rule by which I read, write, and review everything here is: Can it be canon? I am a huge proponent of canon, because I think that if stories are to be something that respects and shows homage to the original work, it shouldn't be tampered with too much. I enjoy stories that seek to expand our understanding of the universe without trying to change or alter too much of what we already know. That's not to say I hate on AUs (there are some really awesome ones here, and ultimately everything here is AU anyway), but when you change something drastically it detracts from its source. That said, sometimes a source is just so idiotic that you can't care less about it. Case in point: Valkyria Chronicles II and III.
My reviewing style tends to be slightly blunt. If I offended you, I'm sorry for that. By the way, for all you people looking to write humor, I suggest you read Uncyclopedia's essay on. Humor is hard to write without being idiotic, but when you finally get how to do it, you can earn yourself a lot of respect.
I don't mind if you review me harshly, just say whatever you need to say outright; I'm not particularly sensitive. If it is apparent that you're a troll, experience shows that trolls feed on the attention of others, so I will ignore you, or delete if the review is anonymous. I have one request though: For those who give more critical commentary beyond the usual one-liners I would prefer that you leave some way for me to communicate with you so that I may further improve myself and learn from you. Sometimes it does take a shock to make you realize what you're doing isn't the best; how you follow through with it after is most important.
Although I was born in America, I'm Chinese. I can read, write, type, and speak Mandarin Chinese proficiently, which by corollary means I am capable of understanding Japanese kanji and Korean hanja. And much as I dislike stereotypes, things become stereotypes for a reason. So assume away.
My writing is often interspersed with allusions and references to other fics and stuff. If you're culturally literate, then these are just a few gems for you. T.S. Eliot would be proud...
I've considered poetry to be my strength over prose, and I've posted a few poems based on literary works. Poetry here on FF.net are a challenge because they are a bit awkward to read in a prose/story site. Still, I enjoy doing it. I write almost exclusively with metered and rhymed prose, but I'm also fond of Asian poetic forms. Robert Frost is my favorite Western poet and greatest influence, with Shakespeare coming in as a second. My favorite Eastern poet is Su Shi from the Song Dynasty, and Li Bai comes second there.
I've mainly written for (in chronological order) Trauma Center, Resident Evil, Valkyria Chronicles, and Call of Duty. Each fandom has its own flavor and its own community of big names and talented writers, and I'm pleased to have been able to interact with these people. I was also the one to request the addition of the Mirror's Edge category, and the first to publish a story to there. I don't typically read very much beyond those fandoms, with the exception of Recess and Ratatouille.
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