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Author has written 20 stories for Harry Potter, M*A*S*H, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Sherlock.
Netflix added Black Butler, Hetalia Axis Powers (seasons 1 and 2), and the second season of D. Gray Man! I swear, I haven't been so happy about anything in months. Between Kanda, America, and Grell, I'm set for at least a few weeks! *sqeeeee*
So, I'm Firefly264, but you can call me Firefly (or crazy. whatever). I joined FF.net mainly because I am a huge fangirl, with some writing ability. I try to put my best into everything I post, which often means that I spend weeks working on chapters or oneshots.
You can usually find me in the Anime/Manga section, obsessing over Fullmetal Alchemist. That's what I'm currently writing for a majority of the time. I also write a bit for Sherlock, and have a few Hetalia, Black Butler, and Homestuck bits and pieces that I should probably finish.
My update schedule is rather sporadic, because I have a bad habit of starting stories without any real planning behind them: I know what's supposed to happen, but I have no idea how it will happen. I'm working on it, though, but as for my older stories, I wouldn't expect updates in the near future. Gomen, gomen.
Now, some actually interesting (I hope) stuff about me!
Like I said, I'm Firefly, and I'm a girl (if you've read my writing and haven't figured that out yet, then... yeah). I go to an arts school, where I major in Visual Arts and Drama. I play acoustic and electric guitar, which I absolutely love. I'm also in choir, and do a lot of secret singing at home when no one's around (I don't like people listening when I sing solo... *blushes*)
I'm a huge fangirl, especially when it comes to Fullmetal Alchemist, and I can go on forever about the topic. Most of my brain is devoted to anime and manga, which leaves me a little... scatterbrained most of the time. FMA and Sherlock, my two loves (Roy Mustang and Benedict Cumberbatch, mmmmmm)
I've been described as the following: crazy, random, nonsensical, funny, smart, and weird. I choose to tae all of them as compliments.
My dream cosplays include Roy Mustang (FMA), Grell Sutcliffe or Sebastian (Black Butler), Yuu Kanda or Lenalee Lee (D. Gray Man), Takashi Morinozuka or Kyoya Ohtori (OHSHC), and Sherlock (BBC).
I've never been flamed. Not once. All of my reviewers are amazingly nice *luffs on reviewers*! I almost want to be flamed, just to know what it's like. So feel free to flame me, people!
I have a strange love for the darker side of fanfiction, though funny fluff is always nice. Most of my writing will involve dark themes, death, angst, all that good stuff (but not all of it! I actually have a crack story (kinda)! I'm trying, people, I swear! I have ideas, I just... suck at writing humor)
And... that's about it. That's the story of Firefly. Interesting, non?
100 Faces of Roy Mustang-So far it looks as if a steady update rate is ahead! I have the first twenty written (I was smart this time!), and I'm always wracking my brain for answers to these prompts. My main focus now, until I post my next BIG PROJECT.
The After-M*A*S*H- As I said in the description of this story, this is just a side project, not at all my first priority. Actually, it's less than a side project. I have basic ideas for the rest of the chapters, and bits and pieces of different scenes written, but don't count on my coming back to this any time soon.
Making Amends- The second fic that I posted. I really have no idea where to go with this, but I do have the barest hints of a plot (*gasp*) beginning to form at the back of my mind. But as my anime addiction grows, I'm starting to really lose interest.
At The End of All Things (tentative title)- Post COS, pairings to be revealed (shh, it's a secret!) but no yaoi, probably rated T for the usual stuff (*cough-EDandMUSTANG-cough*). And whoa, it has a title! Await an actual summary; it's coming!
I also have a bunch of other half-baked plots and ideas, but let's stick with this for now, shall we? Expect oneshots whenever.
I'm SKINNY, so I MUST be anorexic.
I SPEAK MY MIND, so I MUST be a bitch.
I am a FANGIRL, so I MUST be a crazy, obsessed stalker. (...just a little bit)
I'm a GAY RIGHTS SUPPORTER, so I WILL go to hell.
I WEAR BLACK, so I MUST be a goth or emo.
I WEAR WHAT I WANT, so I MUST be a poser.
I'm a GIRL who actually EATS LUNCH, so I MUST be fat.
I'm SINGLE, so I MUST be ugly.
I'm YOUNG, so I MUST be naïve.
I like READING, so I MUST be a LONER. (not really, but my books are more interesting then some people I know)
Woah! You Almost Forgot To Press Anon. Wouldn't Have Been So Tough Then, Would You? Imagine What Would Have Happened If Your Best Friend Knew It Was You Making Her Depressed And Wanting To Cut!
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I recently read a oneshot manga called Koe no Katachi, and I just wanted to share. It centers around a boy named Ishida, and a girl named Nishimiya, two students (in elementary or middle school it looks like, it isn't specified), and told completely from Ishida's perspective. Nishimiya joins the class one day, but when asked to introduce herself, she says nothing until the teacher gains her attention with a tap on the shoulder. Then she lifts her notepad and shows a message: Hello. I hope we can be friends.
Nishimiya is deaf.
Over the course of the story (60 or so pages), her school days are told through Ishida's eyes. At first, it seems as if the class will accept her. But she can't keep up with the hearing, speaking students, or the rather incompetent (when it comes to accommodating special needs) teacher, and her classmates begin shunning her. She is outcast, and then the bullying begins. Over the course of the main bulk of the story, she is ridiculed, blamed for the loss of a choral competition simply because she wanted to sing, and eight of her special hearing aides are stolen and/or destroyed. Paying for replacements would cost about fourteen thousand dollars total. Eventually, the principal steps in, saying that if the bullies who are responsible step forward, the school will cover the cost of replacing Nishimiya's hearing aides; otherwise, the police will have to get involved.
Ishida, in all of this, has been the worst of the girl's tormentors, and when faced with this kind of punishment, he steps forward as one of the culprits, expecting his friends (who stood by or helped) to do the same. Instead, he is thrown under the bus alone. Now it's his turn to be shunned, bullied, and mocked. Even the teacher (who has done nothing up to this point, and is actually quite a bully himself) refuses to listen, refuses to acknowledge the fights that Ishida doesn't start but gets blamed for, and even goes so far as to call the boy a liar when he tells what has been going on.
I won't tell any more than this, but by the end of the story (a brilliant ending, by the way), I was almost in tears, because this is exactly what happens, every day, to kids and teens around the world. Because they're different, or disabled, or just because they're an easy target. And it isn't just the victims who end up hurting; the bullies end up just as badly off, as shown in the story. I recommend this oneshot to everyone, manga reader or not, because the core message is hard hitting, true, and beautiful. The entire story touched me deeply, and I think everyone should read this, and spread the message about this story.
So please, read it. It will only take a few minutes of your time, and I can promise you that it will be worth it. Bullying is not okay, and the more people understand that, the more people will try to stop it, will stand up against the hate.
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