Author has written 47 stories for Chaotic, Danny Phantom, Code Lyoko, Gargoyles, NCIS, Claymore, Tokyo Mew Mew, CSI: Miami, Young Justice, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Greetings! Hola! Konnichi wa! I am YinYangWriter and it is a pleasure for me to write for you. A few quick things for you to know about me: Like the nom de plume suggests, I can be bipolar in my writings. I can write a happy story one day and write a tragedy the next. Or I can be completely proud of something I wrote and then think "What is this? Did I seriously write this?" I tend not to do anything labeled humor or parody because I cannot write humor or parody (that's my opinion, at least. If you find something in my stories that's funny, allow yourself the giggle fit, 'cause chances are you're not going to laughing for a while). I prefer to write more fantasy -- magical powers and monsters sort of thing -- and try to add my friends and myself into some of the stories.
My policy on reviews is this: most everything goes. You are the readers who have opinions and ideas and I will be more than willing to listen to them. If you prefer not to be seen on the review board, send a PM. I just ask for people with accounts to sign in so I can write back and thank you for reading. I do understand Spanish and some Japanese and I have no problem with sitting in front of a computer monitor with a translation dictionary on my lap and trying to figure it out.
Special Thank You's!!
MysticPrincessWarrior -- for giving me my first review ever!
Here are some of my original characters. The titles listed above the characters are where they have their first appearances. Some of them have ongoing sagas.
Boudica — a strong young woman in a relationship she knows she needs to get out of.
Simon — Boudica’s ex-boyfriend, psychotic.
Claudi — a British goth player.
Tony — Claudi’s contortionist boyfriend.
Keahi — a mutate created to be Sevarius’ assassin.
Warrior of Change:
Liz Maza — Daughter of Beth Maza. She travels back in time to stop Demona from taking over the world.
Iris — a fey rescued by Puck. Her human form is named Whitney Dawson.
Ariana Caelum — a sorceress who reminds the gargoyles of someone from their days in Scotland. Nothing stops her from telling it like it is.
Morgan Stormwell — Ariana’s best friend and roommate. She possesses a strange power that she has yet to tap fully into.
Ruth — a warrior ghost who died many centuries ago. She’s taken it upon herself to protect Morgan at any cost.
Common Friend: (Note: have co-ownership of these two characters with Shadowchild28)
Jaclyn Willows — a vet tech from Pennsylvania
Spencer Terry — a male nurse and Jaclyn’s boyfriend
Eva Maverick — a girl with many useful talents, though several are frowned upon. Beneath her rough, uncaring mask lies a loving heart.
Kayla Olson — Eva’s friend. She has many hobbies and excels in math and science. Her parents are in the medical field, a good thing for the LYOKO warriors. If they get hurt, they go to Kayla.
Bon Ami — a dog Eva rescued and stays at Kayla’s house. He’s helped the LYOKO warriors a couple times.
Other OC’s from crossovers
Yin — a dimensional warrior who only follows the rules when it suits her.
Maj — a dimensional warrior who tries to keep Yin from doing something extremely stupid and dangerous.
Yang — Yin’s brother, thought to be dead. He resurfaces on the side of evil
Light and Shadow Series, Code LYOKO
Light and Shadow has been continued! Please feel free to check out Lights and Shadows of Justice.
Other stories with Liz Maza, Gargoyles
I try to keep everything as close to the series as I can. Now and then I write something from way out in left field. I tend to be near finished with stories before I begin posting them. Nothing peeves me more than a story that either takes weeks to add a new chapter or just stops altogether. I will not do that to readers if I can help it. Favorite series to write about include Gargoyles, Chaotic, Code LYOKO, Claymore, Bleach, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
YINYANGWRITER’S SCHOOL AND STUDY TIPS
1. Use Post-It Tabs to mark pages in your textbooks and workbooks. You can either color code things or just mark the tabs. I used them in my accounting workbook to show which was my homework assignment, the day’s lesson, and the last reinforcement assignment. I also used them in my textbooks to let me know where the last day’s lesson was and it also gave me a general idea of where previous lessons were so I didn’t have to go back and hunt and peck for something.
2. If the teacher gives you a note sheet and puts the notes up on an overhead or something, write them on the note sheet. Some of my classmates didn’t do that and they wondered why they were getting C’s and D’s (and F’s) in the class. Writing down the notes on note sheets also helps with drilling the information in your head.
3. It’s your notebook, fill it out how you want it. Some teachers can be a bit uptight about how they want your notebooks set up, especially if they want to grade them at the end of a semester. My anthropology teacher did that with us, but just to be sure our journals were up to date and we had everything he wanted in them. That’s another thing, stuff like journals where all you have to do is paste or tape something in a notebook is a good idea. It beats searching high and low for that loose paper in your folder. And if it’s graded, it’s easy points. If a teacher is that way and wants you to have a certain set up, follow the set up, but in the margins or under the day’s lesson, write in something that will help you remember what you learned. With my history notebook, I wrote in the margins (partially because I was bored) and at a few points, I made crummy little comic strips with stick figures that made a joke out of the lesson. I still remember it, too! So make a riddle, a joke, a picture, or some sort of word association, anything to help you remember it. Your friends may think it sucks, but if you can remember it, so what! And if your teacher checks them, they’ll see that you’re trying to learn.
4. Get a read for your teacher. You’ve had this teacher for half or all of the year, depending on how your classes are set up. If you look around carefully and listen, you probably know what their likes and dislikes are, even if subconsciously. Some teachers have a specific way of grading or set up tests a certain way. If you know how a teacher runs their class, you can better prepare for their tests.
5. Get help. I’m going to let you in on a little secret — I almost flunked my junior year of high school, and I was on Honor Roll until then. I regret not going in for extra help for Algebra II. I don’t want to make excuses, but it wasn’t entirely my fault. We had two different teachers for that class and I mean different. One wanted us to do it one way and other another. It was so confusing and the class was fast paced. I wasn’t the only one up the creek without a paddle on this. Even some of them who went in for study sessions got lost, but I think they still did better than me. And don’t get me started on chem. I was close to flunking that, too, but I did get it eventually and kept my head above water.
6. Get off your freaking phones! Nothing ticked me off more in school than the kids who were on their phones playing games or texting friends and then complained that they didn’t understand the lesson. You are able to not answer your phone. That’s why the little red button is there to hang up on them. Or better yet, turn it off. The world is not going to end because you are not answering your phone. It will help you and maybe the person on the other end to focus. Heck, I didn’t even own a cellphone in high school! I made it! Here’s a conversation I had with a student’s aunt (SA).
SA: My niece is in your grade. Her name is (bleep).
YYW: Oh. She’s in my anthro class.
SA: She’s says the teacher is hard.
YYW: It’s not that hard.
SA: She says that the teacher demands a lot of work and that she’s not doing very well.
YYW: Maybe if she would stop talking during class and texting every chance she gets, she would be doing better.
SA: I’ll let her mother know.
7. Follow directions on final projects! It sounds so easy, but you would be amazed how many people don’t do it. My final project for one of my history classes was to create a ten minute presentation on a certain decade complete with a HOMEMADE VIDEO. My group was the only group who made a homemade video, everyone else just picked something from a movie or something else. My group MADE our video, and though it was embarrassing to watch, we had the highest grade of them all.
8. Don’t try to cram the night before. If you fill out your note sheets during classes and listened and took notes, you won’t have to cram. If you are unsure about things, look over it the night before, but don’t be trying to cram after midnight. You’ll be too tired and you probably won’t be able to remember what you tried to cram for. Instead, go over things you learned in your head before the test and if your teacher does give you study time, use it. Five minutes should be plenty of time to answer those unsure thoughts and make mental notes, ten if you’re slow.
9. Find yourself in a bind during a test? Don’t freak. That’s the worst thing you can do. If you’re not sure, move on to the next question. Sometimes teacher’s sneak answers into a test. Look over all the questions, even the ones you’ve answered. You may find a mistake and be able to correct it and answer the current question at the same time. If it’s multiple choice, narrow down your answers and either cross the wrong ones out or mentally erase them from your field of vision. If you still don’t know, go with your gut, at least then you won’t kick yourself for not doing so in the first place. If it’s a math equation that you have to write out, write it all out. Get scrap paper if you need it and turn it in with your test. Sometimes you can get partial credit if an answer is wrong or the teacher can look over it and see where you went wrong and can help you correct it.
10. Be nice to your teachers. They may appear mean to you, but teachers are humans, too. Heck, they may even think that you’re the monsters. So smile, don’t complain, make them laugh, humor them when they make you run around chasing your tails, and then show them that you can play their game and meet their expectations. If you make good adversaries on the proverbial chess board, they’ll respect your for it.
ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR JUST WANT TO SWAP STORIES, MESSAGE ME, I DON’T BITE.
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