|Follow Those Owls|
Author has written 15 stories for Victorious, Newsies, Total Drama series, Harry Potter, Ed, Edd n Eddy, and Twilight.
I'm Follow Those Owls, a bizarre girl who lives in The United States!
(Living in this country might be crazy, but it's free entertainment, so I'm all for it.)
I joined fanfiction on April 21, 2012! It's been such a blast and I've read so many fantastic stories.
I'm a bookworm. Whenever I get a new book, I immediately start reading. My favorite books are The Fault in Our Stars, the Harry Potter series, and School of Fear, and and my least favorite books are a myriad of books I was forced to read as part of "book club" back in elementary school such as From the Mixed-Up Files of Miss Basil E. Frankweiler or S.O.S Titanic, as well as the Twilight Saga. I also despise a book I read and had to fill out an entire booklet on in Spanish class entitled Pobre Ana. It should noted that said book is for first-year students and most people in my class have been taking Spanish for four years.
I'm not very athletic and dislike the months of January and February because I'm not a big fan of winter, although I love November and December because that's the holiday season and I would be content to listen to Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and watch Home Alone and A Christmas Story all year long.
(My favorite seasons are tie between Spring and Summer, though.)
Although I'm not a big TV person, my favorite show in the whole world is Supernatural. I watch it literally EVERY DAY because I only just recently got into it and am only on season 2, so I want to catch up. Although I love both Sam and Dean, if I absolutely had to choose, I'm much more of Dean-Girl. Sam's like that responsible, smart person we all wish we could be, and although I'm smart, I'm just about the biggest procrastinator on the planet (I'll probably put off death and never die), and I also hate expressing it when I'm upset or sad to other people, like Dean. I have actually said "I come from the Dean Winchester school of dealing with feelings". So, for some reason, Dean just holds a higher place in my heart.
I also have a very, very silly inside joke with myself wherein I call Sam "College" and claim he has a special highlighter named Bartlebee that he absolutely loves. He occasionally attempts to write on Dean's face while he's driving and was overrun by Black Friday shoppers last year and ended up in the fetal position in the Walmart parking lot with Bartlebee.
No, I don't get it either.
Also, the Impala? Coolest flipping car ever.
(The only other show I really watch anymore is Dance Moms, although I ALWAYS watch Total Drama when it's on, although since it's not airing right now, I can't watch it.)
I'm a Potterhead and proud. I've always identified as a Ravenclaw, although my favorite house is Slytherin and my favorite character is a Gryffindor. And sometimes I think maybe I'm a Hufflepuff, so I also call myself a Ravenpuff. Does that make sense?
I have 2 pets, a rabbit named Carrots who used to be named Oliver and a cactus named Algernon.
My favorite game systems are the Gameboy Advance, The Super Nintendo, and the Xbox 360 solely because of The Sims 3.
I'm a Broadway nerd. My favorite show is definitely Phantom of the Opera with Newsies as a close second, and The Addams Family right behind that. The first show I ever saw was The Lion King with my grandma when I was eight, and now we go every summer to see a play. It's made me the biggest musical nerd of anyone I know.
I'm also a big movie person. I have countless favorite movies, but my absolute favorite is and has been School of Rock for, like, 7 years now. My love for it will never diminish. My other favorite movies are A Christmas Story, Les Miserables, Scream, Newsies, Mean Girls, Home Alone, and The Parent Trap remake with Lindsey Lohan which was my original favorite movie since my grandma showed me it ten years ago. It'll always have a special place in my heart.
I have a strange mental thing where I sometimes think the year is 2010. I don't really know why; it could be because it was the last year with a benchmark number as the last two digits. I've actually written it on school papers before realizing it was years ago. I still think 2007 was three years ago half the time.
Tips for becoming a better writer that have served me well
(You'll get there someday.)
Follow Those Owls reacts to her old stories
Since You've Been Gone: I wrote this. I wrote this. I actually wrote this. I put these words together and did a thing. *Bangs head violently into desk*
The Deleted The Curious Case of Mr. Shetland: *screams* OH MY GOD I KILLED A GHOST WITH A BOTTLE AND THERE WAS A MAGICAL PAINTING AND PEOPLE MELTED INTO THE SIDEWALK AND A KILLER SHADOW AND A PIE AND KIDNAPPING AND WHAT. I was really excited for this one, too!
Now You See Me: This is...better? I see improvement? I see continuity? Maybe? Did anyone even get that this was a play on words of "Now you see me, now you don't"?
The Deleted Walking on Sunshine: ...What was this title even trying to convey? This one was so bad I've forbidden anyone in my family from talking about it. This is why I don't write romance. This.
The Deleted If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say/Gossip: I retitled this one...it didn't work out...The setup was good...it just...fell flat...I tried.
Tales as Old as Time/Beyond Time: I was big on retitling, evidently. I finally wrote something decent for Dott. FINALLY. It's probably why this is the only oneshot that's still up. The math is off, though. I hate the prompt one and the pep rally one and the note one and the movie one but rest of them are...okay? I like the bus one.
The iPhone/The Misadventures of the Newsies: A Fanfic of Epic Proportions: Okay, I don't care what anyone says. I LOVE this one.
Scott vs The Fandoms: An Epic Tale: Arguably the funniest thing I've written.
Parental Units: Poor Edd...if only you knew about Kevedd. Your parents missing school events would be the least of your worries.
Yet Another My Immortal Commentary: My brain almost melted reading the entirety of My Immortal. God, screw the Cinnamon Challenge, how about the My Immortal Challenge? Can you survive with all your brain cells intact?
It's a Wonderful Life: The effort is obvious. The effort is so there. I didn't rush this one, and for that I'm glad; I truly think I became a better writer through this story.
The Cliches of the Newsies Fandom: I love everything I've written for Newsies. Every. Single. Thing.
I dislike reading OC/Canon Character stories. A LOT. Especially in the SPN fandom; I have never read a really good Dean/OC story. Either Dean becomes a romantic and has roses and jewelry every five minutes which doesn't make sense, or the girl is total Mary Sue. Maybe I haven't looked hard enough. I do know, however, that I cannot stand to read Wincest. I was reading a story that I was really enjoying and then all of a sudden Sam and Dean started making out and I literally said "Nope," out loud and closed out of it.
I CANNOT PICTURE THAT WITHOUT RUINING THE SHOW FOR ME FOREVER, OKAY?
I have found a few stories I absolutely LOVE that were OC stories, mostly in the Newsies fandom, specifically The Game of Life by MidnightRain101. That story is flipping flawless. I mean, it's a Spot/OC fic that doesn't suck! Do you KNOW how hard those are to find?
(ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT, maybe I'm being a little overdramatic, but most Spot/OC fics are just like regular OC fics (See my complaints about Dean/OC fics above) or the girls are always these super-tough, bad-to-the-bone girls who suddenly become soft at around chapter six and are entirely OOC from their established personality by chapter ten, but that's okay because Spot is usually right there with them in terms of OOC-ness. That is, if he was ever in character in the first place.)
I also highly dislike Bori (Beck/Tori, in the Victorious fandom) because the stories are always the same thing: I love Beck but he loves Jade! My life is OVER! But then it turns out that Beck wanted to break up with Jade all along and Tori and Beck sprint of into the sunset even though it's the middle of the day.
(Is anyone still reading this? If so, you deserve a brownie.)
Love and vicious crawfish,
Follow Those Owls
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