Author has written 7 stories for Twilight.
Hello person-reading-my-profile! Considering you actually bothered to click on my username, I should probably tell you a little about myself.
Name: Direwolfy, sometimes I go by Ithildinel (No, I'm NOT going to put up my real name up somewhere anyone could read it. Maybe I'm being paranoid, but some privacy would be appreciated. I'm not putting my email, MSN, facebook etc. up either. If you want to contact me, send a PM.
Birthday: 28. February 1994
Country: Estonia (In Europe, next to Russia (not IN it) south from Finland. (I added that because no offense to anyone, but life has shown there are people out there who think there are five countries in Europe - UK, Paris, Rome, France and the Soviet Union))
Likes: drama, debating, reading, drawing, writing, running, music, friends, sun and so on...
My DeviantArt page:rarely use it in these days though. Sry.
Music: I listen very different kinds of music, and nothing is really too bad for me, but there are some of my current favourites:
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun *swoon*
Moby - Dream about me
Sunrise Avenue - Hollywood Hills
Josh Groban - You are Loved (Don't give up)
Jaan Tätte - Ojalaul (In Estonian)
Enya - Wild Child
Movies and TV shows: The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, King Arthur, NCIS CSI and all it's secuels, Monk. Those are things I can and would watch many times over.
Anime/Manga: Hetalia. It's shameless. I love it.
Books: All kinds of fantasy. My favourite books through the ages are Lord of the Rings and Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien, the other favourites are The Song of Ice and Fire series by G.R.R. Martin (notice all the Rs? There seems to be some tendency here.) Dragonriders of Pern series by A. McCaffrey, Inheritance Cycle by C.Paolini and of course Harry Potter. (the list continues)
AKA What do you think?
AU (Alternative Universe): is okay, as long as it is well written and characters are essentially the same. It really bothers me when the character's only similarities with the originals are the same names and physical descriptions (If even those). Why bother with the fanfiction? As well you could just write your own story and get the due recognition.
AH (All Human): AKA the Twilight extra. Really, REALLY doesn't see the point. If you take Twilight, remove the vampires, remove the werewolves and turn Edward into football quarterback, you are left with just another mediocre high school romance. That's MY opinion. Sorry.
OC (Original character): In my mind, there are OCs (with capital letters) and ocs. An oc could be main (canon) character's neigbour, teacher, parent or random friend, who shows up every once in a while with a single purpose of giving the story an extra dimension and fill in the blank spaces. OC, however, is a main character of his/her own right, more often than not related to major canon character(s) and bound to fall in love with another canon character. (Which might very well be his/her only real purpose in the story.) Now, don't get me wrong, I have seen some wonderfully written OCs who actually DO something besides falling in love with half the cannon cast, but generally they tend to lean too close to to Mary Sue for my liking.
OOC (Out of Character): is okay, if there is a purpose. Great in cracks or parodies, or just for some silly fun. (Truth or Dare, anyone?) In serious story... thanks but no thanks.
Oneshoot: Sometimes fun, sometimes not so much. Depends on the mood, really. However, when I see a really good oneshoot I'm usually just disappointed when they don't get continued.
Mary Sue (Unrealistically perfect (female) character): Contrary to the popular belief, there are some great and well thought through MS fics out there. However, the amount of digging it takes to find one makes it almost not worth the effort. What bothers me more is turning actual, 3D canon characters into Sues... Blasphemy*cough*blasphemy.
Crossover: Always a great fun. Once again, would hope there is some kind of plot hidden in there somewhere.
Crack: Great, when well writen. Usually just confusing.
Slash (Same sex pairing): Doesn't bother me, but as I don't read het romance just for romance's sake, neither do I read slash for slash's sake. Smut usually makes me feel like I'm invading someone's bedroom. (Or a dream. I don't know which one is worse.)
Hate fics: Why. Why, why, WHY?
Characters reading the books: Haha, where to start. So shamelessly plotless, pointless, often OOC... Shamless fun!!!
Harry Potter (The Maradeurs and the Black family),
Lord of the Rings/Silmarillion (REALLY picky on those. There is a reason I never even consider writing fanfic on LotR: the thought of ruining that masterpiece is too painfull)
APH (Historical stuff, crossovers and PruHun (so much of not reading romance for romance's sake))
NCIS (Seasons 3, 5 and 7. Especially 7)
Kingkiller Chronicles (There is never enough stories there. Hint, hint.)
Twilight (Yeah, go ahead and laugh)
What else is important?:
Character development: Never easy, but separates the really good stories from ocassional entertainment.
Characterization: What can I say? I love my villains well... villainous. I'm not saying everything has to be black and white - far from it, but not everyone is misunderstood and secretly good. The shades or gray also include the characters who feel like they do what they have to and doesn't WANT to change. Making all the 'misunderstood' and unsympathetic characters turn all nice and dandy is just a different version of black and white. (My personal vendeta is with Snape - he was one of the greatest dark heroes of the whole fictional universe, until I stumbled upon all those fanfictions in style 'hm, he was a good character after all, meaning he must be actually really cute and cuddly and is only acting like a jerk, cuz James was mean to him when he was 15!' And don't even get me started on Draco Malfoy...)
Grammar/Spelling: Yeah, watch the pot calling the cettle black... But since I'm not that good at English, it only makes it harder for me to chew through spellchecker remnants. Oh and people, please... grammar and spelling mistakes I can handle, but the space and enter keys are there for a reason. Use them.
Finally, I'd like to apologize for all my grammar and spelling mistakes. English is not my first language. If anyone points out any mistakes I make, I will be really grateful. Half the reason I write here is because I can learn from it. If you find my stories are no good, then find a box of matches and flame. I don't mind... (Oh, who am I kidding? Of course I mind. I suck at accepting criticism, but that's my own problem.) Just please be frank and tell me why. Any kind of reviews, advise and suggestions (and praise:) would be more than welcomed.
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