Author has written 10 stories for Megamind, and Lilo & Stitch.
I'm new to the Megamind fandom, though no longer new to writing fanfiction. One of the things I'm finding hardest about writing Megamind fanfic is characterization -- I'm used to having a book to go off of, and I'm finding it's a lot easier to write characters if you've read them than it is to write them if you've only ever seen them.
So I apologize if I write these characters out of character. Such is not my intent.
About me -- I'm female, I attend a small liberal arts college on the East coast of the USA, and I sing soprano one in the concert choir there. That's all the info you're getting at the moment, because I'm old-fashioned and paranoid. But I can tell you that I have Rules regarding italics, which might make you chuckle: I cannot write in italics without making sure that the last period in the last italicized sentence is un-italicized. If it's an exclamation point or question mark, though, it has to stay italicized, but the spaces after it can't be italicized. Also, quotation marks--if the whole dialogue is in italics, so are the quotation marks, but if it's just one sentence or the last word in a sentence, the quotation marks must both be un-italicized. These rules apply only to me. I don't care how other people use italics. I am just weird and anal-retentive.
I am also a pretentious grammar nazi. Observe:
"There," "their," and "they're" are different words with different meanings. They're really not that hard to figure out. Use them correctly.
"Affect" and "effect" are a little more difficult, but still not too hard.
"Than" and "then" are spelled differently and used differently.
"Myself" is a reflexive pronoun. Using it does not make you sound smart unless you use it correctly. "Come talk to Sue, Kelly, or myself" is incorrect and needs to die (should be "Sue, Kelly, or me"). "I asked myself if that was really what I wanted" is correct.
Sorry for the grammar rant, but I was reading a scientific publication -- a professional physics journal -- earlier today and the authors used "their" instead of "there" and I just about exploded. It's okay for us to make mistakes; we're just folks having fun on ff.net, but for three people with doctorates in particle physics to make the same mistake is just sad.
Not gonna lie, I make grammar mistakes too. And I feel really dumb when I catch myself. We all make mistakes -- but the fact that I make them too does not mean I'm not bothered when I see them in professional publications. On that note, if you catch a grammar error in one of my fics, for the love of god, tell me! I will not be offended; I will be insanely grateful that you kept me from making a fool of myself. (That being said, I tend to use weird sentence structures for emphasis sometimes. Comes of reading too much Rothfuss and Pratchett.)
...Okay, so I've only just posted the third chapter of Cold Fusion, but I am already madly in love with this fandom. Madly, I tell you! "Megamind" is great on its own, but seriously, you are such a fun bunch of people to write for -- I really really don't want to let y'all down! I love you guys. So much love to all of you. Seriously.
Edit: Part 4 of Cold Fusion is up and running, if you can believe it! Updates are slow, but fairly long. This series will not be abandoned; we've all come too far for that and I refuse to give up right when it's about to get good! Grad school doesn't give me a lot of time to write, but rest assured: almost all of my free time goes into writing.
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