|Kallios the Scholar|
Author has written 19 stories for League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 13th Warrior, Pokémon, Sharpe Series, Blade, Priest, Lord of the Rings, Inglourious Basterds, Assassin's Creed, Platoon, Hobbit, and Eastern Promises.
Once upon a time, there was a young girl (about ten years old) who watched a lot more movies and read a lot more books than was good for her. She didn't have many friends, but that was okay -- her books kept her company. She discovered online fiction and started reading, delighting in these new worlds that she could visit without having to badger her parents about going to the library.
And then she discovered fanfiction.
It started in the King Arthur fandom. She stumbled upon it by accident and was a little shy at first, but read everything with interest. And there were new characters that she didn't remember from the movie -- these were OCs, a new breed that utterly fascinated her. She continued reading, and began writing her own fanfiction privately. At first in her school notebooks, but eventually on a secondhand computer that her parents bought for her once they noticed her avid interest in writing.
The girl finished her first story. It was absolutely terrible, but she didn't know that. She thought it was very good and wanted to publish it. So she began the process of signing up for an account at Fanfiction Archive... only to discover that the minimum age for an account was thirteen.
The girl was crushed.
There was a great internal struggle. The girl knew that she could lie about her age and create the account anyway... but she didn't want to. She respected writing, and had read plenty of stories about lies coming back to bite those that told them. And besides, she was actually pretty scared of posting her story online. What if someone said something bad about it? What if she got flamed? The girl didn't want that. She really didn't.
So she waited. She continued writing fanfiction, but only for her own private amusement. She browsed the site and read as voraciously as before, eventually discovering what Mary Sues were. She discovered the PPC as well as the OFUM and read these as well, noting everything and vowing to never, ever create a Mary Sue. She paid attention to her characterization and did her best. Her writing gradually improved from the constant practice -- it still wasn't something you could publish in a novel, but it was pretty good for someone as young as she was.
Eventually, her thirteenth birthday rolled around.
The girl signed up for her account and went through various pen names before finally selecting Kallios the Scholar. At the time, she was going through a Greek phase and watching movies about ancient Greece. It seemed fitting, though eventually she discovered that the name Kallias meant beauty, which was disappointing. She wrote her first stories -- they were, frankly, mediocre and verging on bad, but there were people who offered advice and support and pointed out the errors in a nice way. She learned. She kept writing. Eventually, she realized what trash her first stories were and took them down, and tried to write better ones.
She improved, and became obsessed with Lord of the Rings. She is currently fifteen years old and is most active in the the Hobbit fandom. Please enjoy my stories, and thank you for reading the short autobiography. I told the truth as best as I could recall it.
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