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Author has written 20 stories for Final Fantasy I-VI, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Thor, Avatar: Last Airbender, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Stargate: SG-1, Hellsing, Forgotten Realms, Spider-Man, Final Fantasy VII, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Shining, and Deadpool.
The Story of Me
I love a good pint of double fudge brownie. I adore cats, books, video games, and Legos.
Currently: Work, school, housework, searching for a better job and trying to help my mother move into her new place. All in all, I'm trying to figure out when I'm going to have a long enough break to do anything but try to catch my breath for a few minutes before moving onto the next task.
Bind the Serpent is not a Balance Keeper story and isn't dead... I'm just waiting for the next inspiration for it to appear... It may just be a while... A long while... In a Galaxy far, far away... Yeah.
Nyssia has now stopped nagging me. Unfortunately, her friend Alyssa is now banging on my door. We'll see what she wants to say.
8-7-2013 - Oh #$(&*%
Ugh. My morning was not pretty. Check out the blog for details.
21-2-2013 - I'm Setting Up...
Whoa. Me? A blog? Yep! It's going to include some of my less fiction writings, updates on family (for those actually interested), and just general stuff. I'm in the process of writing the first post now. Anyway... Come check it out:
27-10-2012 - For Fun: Similarities Between Harry Potter and Sephiroth
Both had a knack for flying – Seph with his wing and Harry with his broom.
Both were strong willed – Harry threw off Voldie's Imperius Curse and Seph overwhelmed an alien mind.
Both were fighters – Obvious.
Both were child soldiers – Again, obvious.
Both were loyal – Harry took Ron back after his astounding display of immaturity during GOF, Seph refused to hunt Genesis when he went AWOL.
Both were magically talented - Harry produced a Patronus at thirteen and Sephiroth could eventually cast spells without Materia.
Both wielded a sword if only briefly on Harry's part.
Both were loved and then hated – Harry was the only one that went back to being loved, though.
Both were abused – Playful swipes with a frying pan and a cupboard under the stairs, versus raised in a Science Lab and injected with strange substances.
Both had mothers that died when they were babies – Lucretia Crescent for Seph and Lily Evans Potter for Harry.
Both had only two close friends – Ron and Hermione, Genesis and Angeal.
Both had eyes that were some variant of green – in the books, Harry has emerald eyes. Sephiroth has a kind of teal-ish shade.
Both were thin – Sephiroth looks nowhere near muscular enough to be as powerful as he is, and Harry was starved as a child.
3-4-2012 - An Open Apology
Just acquired a new place to live. It may be a month or so before I'm back to updating. I am sorry for the wait.
1-10-2012 - Just something fun
Crazy is when you get sugar high to scare the crap out of your friends then bring Sweeney Todd lyrics to school and memorize them.
Crazy is when you get together with your Johnny Depp-obsessed friend and have a Sweeney Todd sing-along in the middle of music class completely from memory. Hey, it's music, isn't it?
Crazy is when you go through the halls singing "Sweeney Todd" lyrics and then writing them down on your paper instead of doing your actual work.
Crazy is when every little thing reminds you of the movie "Sweeney Todd" even when someone says the word "properly."- yah remember the part when Mrs. L was all, "shut the door properly!"
Crazy is when you randomly start talking/singing in a British accent because something reminded you of "Sweeney Todd".
Crazy is when you do your hair like Mrs. Lovett almost every day and people look at you like your insane.
Crazy is when you have to be escorted by a nurse out of math class because you started uncontrollably sobbing about what Sweenett could have been... sob
Crazy is when you go walking around your neighborhood with a handful of sand, singing ‘I’ve got a jar of dirt!’
Crazy is when you’re running and forget to turn so you end up running into a door.
Crazy is whenever you watch The Phantom of the Opera you cry when Erik admits his love for Christine.
Crazy is when you have one-sided arguments with your friends on the difference between the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the Disney version movie.
Crazy is when you and a friend have an Alice outfit and wear it out regularly.
Crazy is when you moan seductively when Erik and Christine are dueting 'Phantom of the Opera' when Erik is screaming "SING FOR ME!" and you're singing Christine's part thinking its you there and not Christine.
Crazy is when you cry when Gerard Butler's characters die in his movies, even if they're evil. (I wept like an infant when Lara Croft killed Terry Sheridan... I'm crying now, thinking about it...)
Crazy is when you eat pudding without a spoon and then go to your bedroom window and scream twinkle twinkle little star out to the world when your neihbors having a cookout in there back yard (which ive done very interesting effect by the way...)
Crazy is when you ask random people if they're normal and then run screaming if they say yes. Oddly enough, more people admit to being abnormal than normal...
If you're crazy, copy this onto your profile and add something crazy you've done to the list!
8-2-2011 - Additional Note
I have added a poll, to see what fandoms my readers would like to see a new Balance Keeper come from. Keep in mind that I'm not going to start a new story until we get to the bottom of Alyssa's little problem. a.k.a. Who wants access to her computer, and why? I may also do a Doctor Who crossover with her, as the Omake seems to be getting a positive response. Grr. It keeps nagging in the back of my head. Must. Concentrate. On. Current. Line. Argh!
8-2-2011 - Expanded Author's Note - Fire and Ice Chapter 11: Omake
And, in a twist of reality that I couldn't have written because it is just too strange for fiction, I would like to share the following quote from The TARDIS Index Files: The Doctor Who Wiki, in regards to the actress who played Jenny:
“It is somewhat humorous that actress Georgia Moffett played the Doctor's daughter, is the daughter of Fifth Doctor actor Peter Davison, and recently gave birth to the daughter of Tenth Doctor actor, David Tennant. Thus, Georgia Moffet is the Doctor's daughter, who portrayed the Doctor's daughter, and then gave birth to the Doctor's daughter.”
The difference between my Omakes and my Interludes
Interludes fit into the story in some way. Omakes may or may not do so later. I have played a bit with Doctor Who, in some drafts of Alyssa's life before I saw the Thor movie. Back then, she wound up with the Doctor instead of Loki. After all, he'll live for a very long time and she can't die. It's a good match. Still, I think her violence suits Loki better. Don't you?
FYI, I had her unkillable years before I first heard about Jack. Balance Keepers can't die for a simple reason: I believe that everyone exists/lives as long as they need to in order to complete their 'work' in this life. Even if that work is simply to bring a few moments of happiness before passing on. But, a Balance Keeper's work is literally never done. As long as the Universe exists, someone will need to be there to keep things moving correctly.
The Doctor somewhat fulfills this role, but he is too good. Not as in efficient or able, but as in the eternal battle between light and dark. He is one of the pre-existing literary 'anti-Balance Keepers.' Alyssa, much as she hates to, will save a murderer's life or keep an unjust regime in power – simply because balance requires both good and evil. That's why she won't hesitate to keep Mord – or even Creed – alive. They still have a purpose to fulfill. It may be in this story, or it may be in some distant future. But, they are needed.
6-13-2011 - For G.U.3.S.S, an explanation
No offense taken, but I have to ask... Is there really such a thing as a Mary Sue in Marvel? When you consider just how outlandish some of the powers have gotten over the years and the number of times people are resurrected from the dead, I'd consider any main characters without some crazy abilities to be Mary Sues. That's half the charm of the comics, in my opinion.
Balance Keepers, and there is more than one eventually, are a special case in reality. There is only one of each individual. Ever. In any time stream. (So, no Ultimate Alliance Alyssa!) For that reason, there are very few of them and they are spread very thin. They are the 'anti-viruses' or white blood cells of the universes. Like computer anti-virus software, some are more and some are less effective.
They keep the light from burning darkness out of existence and the darkness from consuming the light. This requires a lot of power, intelligence, a fairly stable personality, and the ability to learn those skills and magics that are native to any world you're in. Unfortunately, Alyssa's personality is a bit cracked at the moment. She's out of balance. She spent her childhood submerged in the Dark Side and has spent the last year buried in either neutrality or the Light. She may never find her happy medium.
And, yes, there are 'anti-Balance Keepers' if you'll forgive the lack of a proper name for them. I haven't created one yet, though he is in the works. In this story, in fact. They exist on the far extreme of light and dark and have the almost sole purpose of bringing the universes down through one extreme or the other. (If you want a close literary example, I suggest you look at Flagg in King's multiverse.) There are even fewer of them than there are Balance Keepers because, let's be honest, entropy doesn't need much – if any – help.
As for the Final Fantasy bit being too much. /shrug/ The joy of reading too many books on various quantum theories is that you start to realize that everything can exist at once. You can even be alive and dead at the same time. It's just a matter of hopping through the right dimensions or to the right galaxies. I personally put Final Fantasy VII's Gaia in some tiny little forgotten star system on the very borders of Imperial space. The other 'realities' of Final Fantasy can be explained by alternate time lines that would require either magic or advanced technology to access.
This is very similar to the alternate realities of Earth-616, in fact.
I very much love Doctor Who, and am desperately hoping to be able to afford the originals since no one seems to be running them on TV anymore. I used to enjoy them as a child, and I really want to show them to my husband.
Also, I just found this out:
Steven Moffat classified Rose Tyler as the Doctor's "needy girlfriend," and that he had to hand it to the Doc for ditching her and 'palming her off on a copy of himself.' If this statements makes you very, very angry, join the club! (and copy this into your profile!)
Aly has spoken to me, so I must write her. New oneshot up!... Who knows, I might expand it.
Removed the anti-hate messages from my profile. I still feel that discriminaton is a horrible thing that we need to get past as a species, but my profile was getting a bit bulky.
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