Author has written 7 stories for Pokémon.
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: About DAT : [revised 5/24/13]
I am DarkAngelTorchic and have been for close to 12 years. I started writing fan fiction June 2001, when I was 10. I am clearly no longer 10.
You can call me DAT (as most people do on here) or Jenn, which is my real name. Really, you can call me whatever, as long as it's classy.
-21 years of age.
-a senior in college after this summer.
-an overachieving honors student.
-a sociology major/criminal justice minor.
-more enthusiastic about criminological and sociological theory than most people you will ever meet.
-an aspiring professor.
-a pub trivia enthusiast.
-madly in love with City & Colour at this moment.
-a city girl.
-a coffee addict.
-a total smartass.
-strongly against pants.
-a former high school drama kid.
-an active Cincinnati Bengals fan (and no, I'm not from Cincinnati, or even Ohio, nor have I ever been. I get asked that a lot.)
-applying for my Ph.D in September 2013. Yeah, that's really close, I know. Yikes.
-someone who can quote movies and television at you for hours on end. POP POP!
-way more knowledgeable about Justin Timberlake's solo discography than any one person should be.
So what am I still doing writing fan fiction almost 12 years later, you ask? (Hypothetically, of course, I don't want to put words in your mouth.) I love it, to put it simply. I love writing, I love the chance to incorporate my interests and research into something a lot more fun, I love getting to opportunity to talk to deeply interesting, unique and wonderful people, I love my characters, and getting the opportunity to tell their stories. I will write for as long as it makes me happy, and it does, so I will always make time for it.
I apologize in advance for disruptions in my posting schedule, as sometimes things in my life get crazy. Just know I haven't abandoned writing. :)
Summer 13 consists of: 11 credits (4 classes), work (and training for another job that will start late August) and putting together things for my student organization for the fall. Because vacations are for people that don't go crazy and place mass amounts of Freecell when given a small amount of free time.
: Current Project :
Set Yourself on Fire (sequel to The City and The Ghost): (RATED T for some mature themes, language and violence- may go up)
Three years after the Dragonspiral "incident", Delaney is called upon to help a struggling region rebuild. It seems like the perfect opportunity to get her mind off of the tragedies of the last three years- the invasion of Unova and Sinnoh, the guilt she has for not being able to prevent the rise of Cyrus and Ghetsis and the death that she will never unsee. If only it were as simple as it was supposed to be.
Chapter 10: What's It Feel Like To Be a Ghost? (COMPLETE!) (12/18/2012)
Chapter 11: Unstable (COMPLETE!) (12/28/2012)
Chapter 12: Someone Anyone (COMPLETE!) (1/01/13)
Chapter 13: All These Things That I've Done (COMPLETE!) (1/12/13)
Chapter 14: But The Regrets Are Killing Me (COMPLETE!) (1/30/13)
Chapter 15: Home, I'll Never Be (COMPLETE!) (2/24/13)
Chapter 16: Tell Them She's Not Scared (COMPLETE!) (3/15/13)
Chapter 17: I Feel It in My Bones (COMPLETE!) (4/28/13)
UPDATE (5/20/13): Writer's block is a bitch.
...But really, I have no excuses about how crazy busy I am (because right now, I'm not), just the fact that I'm not sure where I want to go with this story. I'm writing other things in the meantime and keeping the creative juices flowing, but I'm just waiting for inspiration to strike.
Panopticon (Rated T for colorful language and later mature themes and violence)
Now that her little brother has started on his own journey and another school year has come to a close, Quinn Petunia Pointer has decided that she too wants to go on a grand adventure. With a disobedient magmar that her contest star mother has deemed too ugly to be a show pokemon by her side, Quinn takes off to journey across a post-Galactic Sinnoh with mixed results.
NOTE: This story will take place in the same universe as TCatG and SYOF, but 10 years after the end of SYOF. Though it's in the same universe, this story will not really be connected to the others at all (though you may or may not see small cameos from TCatG/SYOF characters, or get a vague mention of one of them). You do not need to have read either of these stories for this story to make sense, just know that this isn't the same Sinnoh you see in the games. Oh, and even though it's the same universe and I will be posting this while I write the end of SYOF, there will be no spoilers for SYOF. Just FYI.
Prologue: Every new beginning... (COMPLETE!) (5/11/13)
Chapter 1: The future's just a few heartbeats away (BETA STAGE!) (5/11/13)
Chapter 2: I'm not scared, but this is happening (IN PROGRESS!) (5/13/13)
Jenn's Unusual Platinum Runthrough OR How I learned to overcome my trainer bias for the sake of writing, a mini-blog type thing
I decided this weekend to begin a new runthrough of Platinum, since I currently have two stories in Sinnoh, it's been awhile and to top it off, I decided to really branch out with my team, since in gen 4, I have a strong tendency to choose extremely similar teams each time. So my goal this time around: work with pokemon I have never used, so that I may write them properly, both in SYOF and Panopticon.
The starter: In Platinum, I almost always start with Turtwig, as he's the only grass starter I like and can stand to keep on my team (usually they end up in the PC). In Diamond, I always start with Chimchar, because it's either him or Ponyta, and ew, no thanks. So during this runthrough, I went with Piplup, who I'm pretty sure hasn't made it onto my team since my very very first runthrough of Platinum (when I was still in high school, mind you). So I introduce you to: Charlotte, the female piplup (now prinplup).
The verdict: Yeah, I can see why I never used this thing. I've been told that it gets more impressive as an Empoleon, and I sure as hell hope so, because I hate Prinplup. HATE.
-Anais, the staravia (she has outgrown her usefulness, my flying-type hatred has kicked in and she is now a fly slave)
-Isabelle, the scizor (Never used one and didn't plan on it until I randomly ran into a scyther... with technician. So maybe we're not supposed to pick favorites... But she's totally mine.)
-Beckett, the gallade (Gardevoir was a mainstay on my Ru/Sa teams, so I decided to give its other half a shot... I somehow scored and got one with a brave nature without intentionally doing so. Also, just got Psycho Cut, so life is good.)
-Camilla, the gabite (Eh, I'm not seeing the hype yet, though perhaps I have to wait until she's a garchomp?)
-Fitzwilliam, the jolteon (My need for an electric-type for Crasher Wake outweighed my bias against the eeveelutions, and I gotta say, maybe I just had a jolteon with a sp. attack ability or something, but Jolteon... is a lot better than I thought. I might even use him on a team fulltime one day.)
-Shoshana, the chansey (such pitiful attack/defense, but such monstrous HP... Can't wait for a blissey that might be able to attack instead of just wall-ing!)
-Santana, the skorupi (Transferred from my Diamond game, since I couldn't find a damn thing in the Great Marsh and I've really been wanting to try out a drapion for a long time now. She just got added to the team, so we'll see what wonders the skorupi line holds.)
-Wally, the wooper (If I never see another wooper or bibarel ever again, it will be too soon. Also, I slightly sympathize with Galactic blowing up the Great Marsh, since I was ready to after not running into a damn thing but wooper and bibarel the WHOLE TIME I was there.)
-Doofdoof, the bidoof (HM slave, though who knows? Maybe I'll go nuts and take the bidoof challenge and just challenge Platinum with nothing but a team of bidoofs... I can't even joke about that. Please don't take me seriously.)
-Anabel, the ponyta (in case one day I decide I want a fire-type on my team... Which probably won't happen, in all seriousness.)
-Gatsby, the kadabra (I have a long-standing tradition of just throwing pokeballs at abras since they're most likely faster than whatever I'm using and they're going to teleport anyways... Well, one stuck. I kept him around for awhile, mainly to help with Gardenia's gym, but Alakazam has always been a favorite of mine, so I had to box him and go with something else that I don't ever use.)