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Author has written 8 stories for Supernatural, Doc, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harry Potter, and Hetalia - Axis Powers.
Stories- Wasted Happiness: I removed this story from fanfiction almost a year ago because it was simply a mess. Terribly written, characterizations all over the place, no clear plotline, and blatant OOC-ness. It was lucky to garner a single review per chapter, and I know exactly why: I was 14 at the time, my first foray into the world of fanfiction, and it showed. I'd rather not have such a cringe-worthy story under my name so it's been relegated to the dark folds of my computer. I shall never pick it up again; it is dead, dead, dead. To any who liked it (and still actually remember it), I am sorry. There are much better Sirius and Harry stories out there; read those. Besides, my new multi-chapter fic is much better, and has enough Sirius and Harry moments that should satisfy ;).
The Dead Shall Rise Again: Erm... hello. I know I've had nearly an 8 month silence... I am still alive. I haven't updated in almost a year, and I haven't touched the next chapter's draft in nearly 6 months. I hate to say this but, Dead Shall Rise Again is going on indefinite hiatus. Now, that doesn't mean its abandoned, I don't think I'll ever say that, but I don't know when it will be updated. There are various reasons for this: I am halfway through my third year of university, and am starting to think about Grad school, career options, moving out... all the fun stuff of hitting your 20s. But mostly, my inspiration for this story has bottomed out. It's only gotten worse at discovering new fandoms which are inspiring my writing and imagination. So, I am sorry for those who have loyally followed this story over the years,who have taken the time to review, vote on my polls, send me emails and messages... your dedication floors me. This story was the first "big one" for me and for that I am eternally grateful. I hope I am back someday. Until then, keep your minds sick, twisted, and forever turned onto "gore". Much Love, Arinia.
Various oneshots of multiple fandoms: These are what they are: random one shots, mostly Supernatural. Mostly written when I was 15-16, so they're a little better, but they still have enough stupid moments in them that make me facepalm more than once. They're alright enough that I haven't removed them, but I beg you; don't judge my writing skills based on them. I have vastly improved since then, and I think my two latest pieces show that. The last one shot, featuring the Durselys, I am quite proud of, so judge me on that and my multi-chapter fic.
Bio: A 20-something university student who is about to wrap up her undergrad career and strike out in the so-called real world. I'm one of those fools who majored in a Liberal Arts degree (History was my poison) instead of something useful like the skilled trades and will soon be fleeing to merry old Deutschland instead of finding a job within Canada. I try to be the fangirl you don't want to shoot in the face: I have my pairings I fawn over but getting into shipping wars is a bit tiresome for this old gal. I abide by the rule: don't like, don't read. I have many books, tv shows and others I obsess over but my muse has been firmly fixated in Hetalia for the past year so expect country shenanigans from me soon. Fanfiction is a serious hobby of mine to explore my creative outlet and writing here for the past 7ish years has seriously helped improve my writing. Who am I kidding? Fanfiction is my crack cocaine.
Pairings I like (including cracky pairings that actually work):
Pairings I Dislike (The Very Few): Prussia/Russia: Historically they may have had decent relations but modern day Prussia despises Russia for good reason. It really just leaves a bad taste in my mouth because of the Cold War.
Turkey/Greece: No. It's another one of those historically touchy pairings that rub me the wrong way. In reality, the Turks and Greeks have more than a bit of animosity towards each other and while I get the draw to ship them (same reason FrUk gets shipped) I just... don't like it. Plain and simple.
Hetalia Character Rants: Some of my thoughts on some about my favourite Hetalia characters, in no particular order, as I plan to post some fics I've written in the forseeable future; and to also eke out where I stand in terms of fanon/canon/historical concepts. Keep in mind, as a History Major, I may have some insights into the countries and their relations with each other that may fly in the face of canon itself, but I always try to justify my thoughts.
Prussia: My favourite character, hands down, in this entire anime. Not because he is ZOMG AWESOME!!1 but because he is a seriously complex character if some fans (and haters for that matter) would care to look beneath the surface. The history of Prussia is fascinating, especially in terms of their relationship with the other Germanic states, including present day Germany. He may be arrogant, but at one point in history, the Prussian Kingdom was a nation to be feared indeed, and that arrogance is certainly justified. Still, he is a doting older brother, who literally sacrificed his own glory for the sake of modern day Germany. His downgrade to East Germany only further complicates him as a character, and I adore peeling back his many layers. To me, Prussia is a narcissist, blood thirsty, ruthless and power-hungry, with a mile wide soft spot for those he cares about. He's lonely, isolated, and forgotten in the modern sense, which further pushes his need to proclaim his awesomeness. Obnoxious and annoying, perhaps, but it is only because of the bloodshed he has caused and has had done to him in return.
Germany: Another deliciously complex character, and one I relate the most too (alongside Prussia and Switzerland). Serious, hardworking, the quintessential solider who has his own dreams of glory, if in a very different way than his brother. The history of Germany is seriously tragic and inspirational; this is a nation that has been kicked till it's been nearly destroyed several times and has always risen better and stronger than how it was left. I feel as a young nation, the youngest nation in terms of independence (1871), he has a naivete that may not be apparent. I feel he almost over compensates in a way by being so hard, brutal and pessimistic because of his age; he feels the need to prove himself to the older nations. Still, he too has a hidden soft side that comes out, not just in his awkwardness with romantic situations, but certain interactions with Austria, Prussia and Italy. He may be socially awkward but he does have a heart, and he's not some ruthless sadist. Just a young man trying to sort out his taboo past and prove himself.
N. Italy: Apparently he is a love him or hate him character; personally I love him. Is he a blithering coward? Yes, but if you look at the World Wars, I can see exactly why he is portrayed in such a manner. Just look at the disastrous Italian campaign in Greece in 1941 and you'll see what I mean. Yet, he too has a tough side to him, and I love picking through his darker side with Salo Republic, Mussolini, Machiavelli, and others; he literally created Fascism! Still, I see him as one of the nicest, most loving and gentle characters in the series, and I have no qualms about depicting his Catholic faith as a driving force for his docile nature. To me, Veneziano is everything a Catholic is meant to be: loving, selfless, generous, nonjudgmental, and fearful of destructive violence. He has the ability to see the good in those who may not believe they have it themselves, especially Germany. I don't find him to be annoying or spineless at all; if you're best friends with Germany, you've got to have some kind of endurance!
Canada: As a Canadian, who could actually pay attention through our boring history (Oh, I'm going to get shot!) and is well aware of the ebb and flow of the current political affairs, I feel I have particular insight into Canada. Are we invisible? Much to my chagrin, yes, and it's only inevitable with America right next door. In terms of culture, I liken Canada as the illegitimate love child between Britain and America (USUK fans cheer) because we have a peculiar mix of British and American culture. We consume American media like it's our day job yet our spelling, history, demography, and social policies are very British and European in general. It's funny that fans latch onto Canada's love for Quebec, as most English Canadians cannot stand our French counterparts and wish to knock them down several pegs. Still, I'm a FACE family lover as any other, so I can appreciate why this is done. Canada is nice to a fault, generous, hospitable, surprisingly tough and militaristic when needed, and I have a headcannon he can speak most languages thanks to our multiculturalism. He's a great friend, and I feel present day Canada, with our strong economy, is paid much more attention to by the other nations.
England: Apparently, England is disliked by many, due to being a cry baby uke? I must say such a description surprised me for the mighty British Empire and I have never seen him as such. To me, England is another complex nation who on one hand loves to trump himself up as the perfect gentleman, yet on the other relishes in his pirate side and racketeering days when he continued to beat down the crumbling Spanish empire. To me, England is one of the strongest nations, given how many times they have beaten mighty powers like the Spanish, the French, the Germans against all odds. Not to mention the extensive British Empire where their greed and love of money allowed them to command millions of people with very little man power. The sovereign of the seas, England to me is incredibly intelligent, aloof and isolationist, who is wary of getting to close to nations given how screwed up most of them are. Still, I see him as having a soft spot for his colonies, and genuinely enjoying their company. I enjoy fleshing out his relationship with America, given how close the two nations in reality have been throughout history, particularly in the 20th century.
Switzerland: My favourite trigger happy, paranoid blonde. Switzerland has always commanded a spot in my heart, given that one of my best friends is Swiss. I enjoy a character even more isolationist than Britain and given their refusal to join the EU and their mulling over closing their borders in the past few months I find this to be a very apt description. His over protective nature over his adopted sister makes my heart melt, and I see him doing it only because he does not wish her to experience the hard ships he's had to endure. His neutrality has served him well over the years, yet from my understanding of the Swiss, he will liaison with his Germanic cousins on a regular basis and he does not mind having France as a neighbour (not so for Italy, of course!). To me, Switzerland is one of the few characters with an entrenched moral compass that cannot be shaken no matter what the other nations deem acceptable or unacceptable as time changes. I don't necessarily see him as "religious" but he definitely has a strong moral foundation that causes him to look at the other nations of Europe and the world with disgust and only confirms his need to shield his sister from the rest of them. As well, I see him as the powerhouse of Europe, but a different kind of power. Not in terms of military or economic might, though he is no weakling in that sense, but power in his ability to force others to leave him alone and not be manipulated or strong armed into going along with their demands.
Of course these are only my opinions and I recognize that other characterizations may differ wildly. Still, this is how I see a few of my favourite nations and these thoughts will inform how they are portrayed in my writing. Happy Reading!
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