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Author has written 59 stories for X-Men: Evolution, Galaxy Rangers, Maximum Ride, Teen Titans, Young Justice, Rise of the Guardians, and Runaways.
Hi, I'm BlatantBookworm, and I love to read and write. I'm a Christian.
My writing spreads out to multiple categories. I've tried angst and tragedy, and while they can be fun to write, generally I like to stick with the happier stuff. Fluffy humour stories, generally. I tend to read along the same genres - I'll try most things, but I mainly stick to the light-hearted fics.
Generally my writing is about whatever I'm obsessed with at the time - pretty much the same as most people on the site, to be fair. As of yet, that mostly centres around people with powers - more specifically, teenage super-heroes, although there are exceptions. But almost every fic I write involves characters like that.
This includes my non-fanfiction works. I've got original stories on fictionpress.net about our (mine and SleeplessStoryteller's) OC teenage super-heroes. They're called the Astramicans. A couple have even made cameos in my fanfics when I wanted OC super-heroes (Guidelines for Naming Super-Heroes and Go With The Flow, to be specific).
So, if you like my writing, maybe you'd like to check out this?
Okay, basic info:
I'm a girl.
I am fifteen years old.
I am in Grade 10.
I go to Bayville High.
I also go to Hogwarts.
And the Gallagher Academy.
And Mountain Creek S.H.S.
And Gotham Academy.
And... you get the picture.
Okay, these are my favourite/least favourite groups, not individuals. I'll mention a couple of the individuals so you get the idea.
Most Favourite - In canon. Pairings that actually have the two of them dating in the show without breaking up and not getting back together. (Eg - Lance/Kitty, Jean/Scott, Kurt/Amanda) (Starfire/Robin, Kid Flash/Jinx) (Wally/Artemis)
Second Favourite - Mentioned in passing. Ones that have a hint/attraction/one-sided crush in the show and don't interfere with any actual pairings. (Eg - Logan/Ororo, Toad/Wanda, Rahne/Roberto) (Beast Boy/Raven, Cyborg/Bumblebee) (Dick/Zatanna)
Third Favourite - Nonmentioned Non-Interference. Ones that have nothing to do with the actual show but don't interfere with others. Sometimes related to the comics. (Eg - Amara/Pyro, Wanda/Pyro, Bobby/Jubilee...) (Kole/Jerichio, Speedy/Bumblebee) (Batman/Catwoman)
Fourth Favourite -OCs and Unattatched. Original Characters who are dating someone without a boy/girlfriend. (Eg - OC/Jamie, OC/Sam, OC/Blob) (OC/Speedy, OC/See-More) (OC/Roy I).
Fourth Disliked - Mentioned Interference. Ones that are mentioned in the show and could possibly happen, but interfere with the in canon ones. Could've but didn't ones. (Eg - Kurt/Kitty, Rogue/Scott, Kurt/Tabitha) (Robin/Raven, Jinx/See-More) (I suppose there's implied Artemis/Conner in 'Infiltrator' but that was mainly just a teenage girl noticing a teenage guy is hot... you get the idea anyway)
Third Disliked - Nonmentioned Interference. Pairings that have nothing to do with the show, are completely ridiculous and disrupt the real relationships. (Eg - Jean/Lance, Kitty/Scott, Rogue/Pietro) (Speedy/Raven, Starfire/Beast Boy) (Zatanna/Wally) (OCs/Attached characters fall under this category).
Second Disliked - Paedophile. When one of the characters is a lot older then the other, who is underage. It doesn't matter if it's canon or mentioned-in-canon, I hate it. (Eg, Kitty/Piotr, Rogue/Magneto, Jean/Logan) (Any Teen Titans on pedofile is too disturbing for me to give examples) (Black Canary/Conner)
Most Disliked - Incest. When relatives are dating. I'm not really going to go into any examples here, because I don't particularly want to have to think of them. But... well, I really don't like it. At all. Is that understandable?
Naturally there are many different definitions. For example, I don't think paedophile is gross if it's a seventeen year old and a nineteen year old. So Rogue/Remy is fine. However, a sixteen year old and a twenty-nine year old is a different story in my book.
And even though there's a pairing in the actual show, it doesn't neccessarily mean I like it. Some pairings were put there because it's for teens and they're trying to make it realistic by giving them other crushes, lust and all that sort of stuff. Things like Jean/Duncan, or Raven/Malchior. They're really just there to hurt the character and make them seem more real.
I generally only ship one character with a couple each, but some are complicated. For example, I still like Supermartian, but Angelfish also had potential. Granted after M'gann dumped La'gann in that way they lost a lot of potential, but they're super-heroes. It's not impossible for M'gann to do something amazing to make up for that, in the same way she might be able to make up for the invasion-of-privacy she did with Conner.
One last thing on this subject - I'd just like to point out to everyone that it is perfectly possible to be friends with someone of the opposite sex without any romance. I have friends who are guys who I like but I don't like like, and I find it perfectly reasonable to think that the characters can do that to. Lance can hang out with Wanda without it being romantic, Kitty and Kurt are close but they're not dating, Beast Boy and Starfire play games and joke together but they don't like each other like that, and just because Artemis and Robin had to work together in 'Homefront' doesn't automatically mean that they were flirting together. Likewise, they can be friends with people of the same sex without it being romantic.
So yeah. That's how I feel about most pairings.}
Authors Thoughts - What I think about...
Mary Sues - I hate them.
Original Context References - Are awesome. If used properly. Comic-canon is great, but only if it's for something not mentioned. If their characterisation is something in the original but is different in the show, don't use the original characterisation for a fic in the show.
Grammar - I hate bad grammar. Okay, you don't have to make it sound like a school assignment... me no mind that, here or there. But I'm kinda obsessive with the whole 'your' vs. 'you're' thing. I don't know what the problem is. It just bugs me.
Spelling - As long as you at least make a decent effort, I'm fine with it. But iff it luks lik this, noone wil rede it, and tey wont injoye it eethir.
AU - AU is alright, as long as you do it properly. I mean, an AU can be okay, if they've got not only the right personalities but they've also got canon-plot mixed in. For example, in a Teen Titans high-school AU, Jinx might have been the stereotypical cruel head-cheerleader or something, but then Kid Flash (or Wally West) figured out she didn't actually like being mean but it was what was expected of her. So Jinx's conversion to the side of good would be put in, but in the way to make in the AU.
Characterisation - *sigh* Some people don't even try. They get an impression of Jean as some dumb ditz who thinks she's perfect, or Robin as some control-freak who goes nuts about the smallest thing, or Conner as some high-tempered moron who barely says anything... and that's how they write them. Actually pay attention to how the characters act, or write original fiction.
Shipping - I've already talked about that on my different pairings i support. I love shipping, can totally agree with it, think that fluff is sweet and angst is amazing - as long as they're the right pairings. But hey, if I don't like the pairing than i just don't read the fic, something I reccomend for everyone.
Swearing - Don't particularily like it, don't really hate it. It's just making the stories more realistic, but remember how often they actually swore in whatever book/t.v. show/movie/comic it came from.
Rating - People seem to believe that no citrus-content makes a fic 'K' rated. Yeah, no. 'K' means NOTHING bad - no violence, no swearing, no anything. I'd suggest you actually have a look at what FF.N has for the different ratings before posting a fic.
Summaries - Think about it. 'sorry summary sux' 'I can't write summaries sorry' 'it's better than it sounds i swear'. If you can't write a summary, why should we trust you can write a fanfic? Don't write excuses for your summary in the summary. Don't write excuses for the title there, either. If you feel it's bad enough to need an apology, write it in the authors notes once we actually get into the story. Also, try having good grammar, no spelling mistakes, etc. If there are issues with that in the summary, what makes the reader think that you can write a fic without them?
Editing - One word for that: Necessary. Seriously guys and girls. I do believe it's possible to have a 'perfect' fic - by some standards, anyway - but I don't believe it's possible for it to be perfect the instant it comes out of your keyboard. Don't overestimate your writing ability - no-one can make an awesome perfect fic write off the bat. It can be good, or cute, or have adorable ideas, but you need to read through it several times. Please. It doesn't matter if people are begging for more - would you rather have a brilliant chapter that totally meets expectations after a delay, or a crappy chapter sooner? Even if you picked option B, chances are, most of the readers won't.
- TT-- Put this
Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master...
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