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Author has written 42 stories for Total Drama series, Winx Club, Sesame Street, Harry Potter, Jackie Chan Adventures, Danny Phantom, Amanda Show, Death Note, Fairly OddParents, Hunger Games, Captain Planet, Glee, Twilight, Powerpuff Girls, and Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.
Hey all! Guess I’m supposed to say a little something about me here, huh? Let me introduce myself then!
My name is Merissa. My age? That's for me to know. I will however tell you that my birthday is August 27.
I'm a big fan of Total Drama, Winx Club, Danny Phantom and Harry Potter and hope to write a whole lot more for those fandoms, though I will dabble in others.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I am currently travelling away from home from June 1st to August 15th so updates will come and I shall be online, but they'll be a bit slower than normal.
Why did I join?: While I do have no intention at the moment of becoming a professional writer, I do realize my Creative Writing needs some work. In a very important for me English exam that I did in May 2009, my grade was pulled down from an overall A to a B. I got A’s in every other profile, but what pulled me down!? My story writing skills! I got a C in that! I was perfect in terms of grammar and spelling, but apparently my expression needed a bit of work and I thought, why not practice with my fanfiction writing! I could get plenty critique here from many different kinds of people and hopefully improve my skills!
Etymology: Akela is a name of Old German origin and means 'noble' while Victoire means 'victory' in French. So in English, my username would be 'Noble Victory'. Plus I just like the names...
For any of you that don't have accounts, but would still like to chat, please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also have a Fictionpress account, the name of which is the same as the one here.
I am also part of the group Underground Fanfictioners - an abundance of wonderful, talented writers who I have come to know and count myself lucky enough to call them my friends. This private Facebook group is like a family and loves to write and read fanfiction, as well as offer support and constructive criticism to other avid writers across a variety of fandoms.
I can add you if you ask, but only if I've known you on here for a while. I don't just give out my actual Facebook prfoile to strangers, you see...
Caesar's Palace is a Hunger Games centric forum and a pretty fun place to chat, play games and get some advice on your Hunger Games fics.
Winx Writers Anonymous is also another forum I frequent. As the name suggests, it's a Winx Club based forum and it's filled with wonderful and experienced Winx writers, readers and fans.
Writers Anonymous is a general fanfic writing forum I go on occasionally. It's filled with wonderful writers from all sorts of fandoms with many areas and levels of expertise.
Author's Shoutout Box!
Chibi Horsewoman: Awesome Winx Club parody writer who I may have caught the crazy from. Also tends to work together with rogue-scholar07 a lot.
rogue-scholar07: Another wonderful Winx Club writer who works with Chibi Horsewoman a lot. Writes good crossovers in several other fandoms too...
Robert Teague: A more mature writer on the site, he likes to give attention to the more minor Winx characters like Mirta and Lucy. His Trollz and Kim Possible stories are also worth checking out!
Ella Anders: How do I describe Ella? Her work tends to be on the lighter, more refreshing side. Adventures, a little humour an even some romantic moments, she has them all.
Akela Victoire's Fanfiction Pet Peeves
1- FANBRATS: This is more than the Mary-Sues, more than the incorrect grammar, more than everything else. Look, if you can’t takepointing out something wrong with your story, do not put it up on this site. This is a public site; no one is required to give you sugar and rainbows in their reviews. No one is required to be “nice” to you and gush. You got someone pointing out something wrong? Be grateful that they took the time to read your story and give you some advice and stop behaving like a self-entitled brat that feels like they’re the best writer in the world and they can do no wrong. Grow the hell up. Learn the bloody difference between constructive criticism/concrit and flames. Concrit will tell you exactly why your story is flawed, point out where it does and offer tips to improve. Flaming will mostly be along the lines of: "OMGzz THIS STORY EFFING SUCKS! WHY DON'T YOU GET OFF THE INTERNET AND GO KILL YOURSELF AND SET YOUR WRITING ON FIRE?! YOU SUCK!" This includes the “revenge flamers”, the “pity party” people and those that like to give shout-outs, egging on their “loyal fans” to attack another author. I’ve seen examples of that especially in the Winx Club fandom and it’s not pleasant. Also included in this fanbrat section are those who whine about you not liking the characters/pairings they like. It is FICTION people!
2- Bad Spelling/Grammar: People. There are things called spell-checking and proof-reading. Use them. Do not publish anything without checking it over first. I understand you might have missed one or two things before you put it up. I have occasionally. But please, do not massacre the English language when writing. You have no excuse. “Not good at grammar or spelling?” “English is not my first language?” GET A BETA. I speak some French, but I’m not going to massacre their language and write a story in it unless I can get basic grammar rules down.
3- Holding stories hostage: No. No, I will be even less inclined to read your story if you do this. “Can I have 10 reviews in total by next chapter?” is different from: “10 REVIEWS OR I WON’T UPDATE!!!”
4- People who can’t make up their mind which POV to write in: If you’re gonna write about everyone in the story’s POV, including their pet, you might as well just write a third person, omniscient story. Two-three POV’s I’m personally okay with, but any more than that and I tune out.
5- OOC Stories: There had better be a logical explanation for your character not acting the way they normally would. Crack fics are an exception since they’re crack, but if it’s a normal story, don’t make the sweet character into a jackass without a damn good reason for it!
6- Mary-Sues: “I’m so perfect. I can do no wrong. I have all the powers of the elements, ribbons, food, glitter and my dog.” Hell no. Overpowered characters, characters that bend the reality of their universe around them? No. Don’t know what a Mary-Sue is? Check outfor an idea on the different types of Sues. Want to check out if your OC is a Mary-Sue or not? Try .
7- Lack of Research: If you are writing about subject matter you are unfamiliar with, do some research first. Don’t let your lack of knowledge show so badly in your work. One can usually tell if an author has checked their facts or not. Geographical facts, biology, law, history, actual canon facts in the fandom you're writing for... RESEARCH THEM FIRST!
8- Don’t Like, Don’t Read: How the hell am I to know whether or not I like your story if I haven’t read it? Logic fail right there...
9- Certain Reviewers: More like an annoyance really. Just because you review me repeatedly asking me to update isn't going to make me speed up things. I will write when I damn well feel like it and when the Muse strikes, thank you very much. And the people who tell you which characters to put in your story/tell you what plot you should write. NO. Go away. I have a plan for my story and if I want the plot to go a certain way, your reviews won't change my mind. The high-and-mighty reviewers who seem to give off an air of: "my writing is so much better than yours, let me tell you why yours is not as good as mine". Concrit is fine. I love some good concrit that gives me advice on how to improve. Hell, I'll point you towards some of my favourite concrit reviews on my stories. But then there are those that only seem to do it not because they saw something they could give you advice on, but because they somehow want to prove they're better than you. Also included are the reviewers who don't seem to grasp the concept of certain genres (eg parody) and completely miss the point. Good lord, how dumb can you be? Look up the word "parody" in your dictionary and then get back to me, folks.
Flames and spam pretty much speak for themselves here, folks.
10- Ghost Reviewers: Pretty much the opposite of the above in that they alert/favourite your stories and don't review them at all. Ever. Not when the story just starts, not if they find the story while it's ongoing, not if they're there at the end... Nothing. They're just there, watching and never letting you know what they think...
Important Story Notes
Someone else who should also be acknowledged here is GwendolynD who helped create the awesome characters Nasira and Hasim who I do admit help the story along much better than I originally planned and is also an awesome person to discuss story ideas with!
Keepers of the Elements 2: I'm working on it, I'm working on it! Don't worry, this hasn't been abandoned! I hope to update it pretty soon!
Magix's Next Top Model: My parody of America's Next Top Model, with Stella as the host! Who will come out on top? Submissions are open until April 29th. (EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 22nd!) Just follow the rules below, submit the application form and your character will be considered.
10/14 CONTESTANTS ACCEPTED ALREADY!
Rules/Guidelines for Contest:
1) Only ONE ENTRY/APPLICATION per person. NO EXCEPTIONS.
2) There is NO guarantee of your OC being accepted.
3) Applications MUST come via PM. Emailed/reviewed applications WILL be IGNORED no matter how good they might be.
4) From the above, this also implies that you MUST have an account on this site to enter. I must be able to consult with you privately ON THIS SITE if a matter comes up relating to your character. NO EXCEPTIONS.
5) You do NOT decide who wins. I DO. You’re allowed to complain I suppose, but if you flame me about this, you will be blocked and/or your review deleted if possible. I will however be hosting a People’s Choice Poll, the results of which would be published once the winner is revealed.
6) NO NOBILITY. This means NO Princesses, NO Duchesses, NO Ladies, no statuses like that. Ordinary civilians, please.
Magix’s Next Top Model Application Form
Place of Origin:
Magical Type (Fairy, Witch, Low-Level Magic):
Power Source (if applicable- not valid for low-level magic):
Power Level (up to Enchantix/Disenchantix for fairies/witches- not applicable for low-level magicals):
Appearance (include stats such as height/weight):
General Fashion Style:
Why do they want to enter MNTM?:
What would their reaction be to winning?:
What would their reaction be to losing?:
Audition Tape (Just basically write what your character might do if they sent in an audition tape for the show.):
RE: Requests: If you come out of nowhere (i.e. I've never spoken to you before) and ask me to write/read a story for you, the answer is no. Ask me to read your story for a fandom that I don't particularly like? No. Ask me to revise/beta a story for a fandom that I'm into? Maybe. But don't complain if I'm not showering praises on it. You did ask what I thought of it after all...
However, if I've known you for a while, I am more likely to be favourable towards your request.
As for the "Beta"-ing thing, I'm not really so much into critiquing whole stories as I am more into helping you perhaps get your ideas together- sorting them out, that sort of thing. I might also look at small scenes and I can help you out if you need help with Caribbean History, Religious Studies/Theology, Sociology and Psychology. I am functional in French, but I'm not fully fluent so I can't really help with French-language stories/translations.
Fandom Thoughts (Or Akela's Opinions on her Fandoms)
Winx Club:My favourite members of the Winx Club are Aisha and Flora. As for the Specialists... I don't really care much for them in general, but I do like Timmy and Nabu (if you count him). My favourite villains will always be the Trix and Darcy is my favourite out of them.
Characters I dislike? Bloom and Sky for sure. Bloom was okay at first, but her storyline is freaking done.
Harry Potter: I'm a Slytherin girl according to Pottermore, so that would be my official House. My wand is 11 1/2 inches, made of sycamore wood with a unicorn hair core and is slightly springy. If you wish to look me up on Pottermore, my username there is RoseDraconis5665. As for my opinions... Well, you can message/e-mail me and we'll talk, provided you're not one of those bat-crazy fans that make the Potter fandom look bad...
Also, I do like reading Harry/Hermione ships so if anyone can recommend any stories with that which actually don't bash anyone and turn the both of them into a Sue/Stu couple, PLEASE send a link or two my way!
Total Drama: My favourite characters there are Noah, Izzy, Heather, Harold, Gwen and DJ. My favourite canon pairings are Alejandro/Heather and Gwen/Trent. Favourite fanon pairings are Noah/Izzy and DJ/Heather. Anyone who knows me knows that I dislike Courtney (Only mildly. I don't love her but she's my least hated least favourite, if that makes any sense.), Duncan (I can go on and on about him but I won't.), Ezekiel (Again, only mildly. We don't really have much to go on regarding him, yet he's somehow became an Ensemble Darkhorse), LeShawna (Hypocrisy much? She lies to get the reward in One Flew Over The Cuckoos, claims she was Heather's friend, yet turns around and bitch-slaps her in World Tour when they were in Germany when she tries to warn her about Alejandro and even when it's proven to her that Heather was telling the truth, she still sees Heather as a bad guy!)
GEMS OF WINX
Due to the falling standard of Winx Club fanfiction, I decided to create and manage a little community here on fanfiction.net called Gems of Winx to list some of the most well-written Winx Club stories on the site. Specialist7 and rogue-scholar07 are the staff members of the community. If you see a well-written Winx Club story on this site and you think it should be added to GOW's archive, feel free to message myself or the staff members with a link to the story and your reasons for recommending it. It can be a crossover or a regular fic. As long as it's well-written, it doesn't matter the genre, rating or the characters involved. Just recommend them so we can have a list of great Winx Club fanfics to read!
Andis dedicated to all those who can't handle concrit.
A few things about Barbados (aka my home base):
1) No, Barbados isn't in America/Europe/Asia/Jamaica. It isn't in the Pacific Ocean either.
2) Yes, English is our/my native language. In fact, it's our only official language. America, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia aren't the only places in the world that speak English...
3) Related to the above, I usein my writing. I will keep on spelling "jewelry" as jewellery, "center" as centre, "gray" as grey, "traveling" as travelling and "color" as colour.
4) Obviously we have internet here in Barbados. How else do you think that I can access this site? Through my magic coconut tree?
5) Despite how small this country is, I do not know Rihanna personally. Nor do I care to.
6) Though many others have not, I actually have left this country. Several times. You see that little flag up there under my join date? That has actually changed to four other countries: Jamaica, the United Kingdom, France and the United States. Yep, so despite the fact that we might be a tiny island that not many know of, I am actually aware of the world. We aren't cut off from the rest of civilization, you know.
7) NO, Barbados is not in Jamaica! Good grief, I've almost lost count of how many times I've gotten this.
If you can't stand it when authors have ridiculously long profiles because they think it's cute to copy and paste every witticism, list, and statistic into their profile, then please, by all means copy and paste this sentiment into what I'm sure is a blissfully short profile.
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