Author has written 3 stories for Naruto, and Harry Potter.
Greetings, people of all sorts! If you've reached this page intentionally, I welcome you with open arms and hope that I don't freak you out too much by offering free e-hugs to all whom I meet! For those who have not reached this page intentionally, I'd like to know how that happened, but I shall still offer out hugs and e-refreshments. This month's feature is Pepsi, chocolate of all sorts, and the occasional bowl of soup. Be wary, though, of my cats as you step into my domain. They're mostly somewhat docile, but they're also quite insane. They take after their human mommy in that way.
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Perception is reality.
Real Name- Tiffany Anne Oprendick
Age- 17, as of October the 13th, 2011.
Address- Pittston, PA, USA
Sex- No thanks, not now. I'm a girl, though, if you couldn't tell by my name.
Hobbies- reading, writing, yoga, sleeping, eating, being on the internet, playing with sharp things, long drives to nowhere in particular, eating, sleeping, learning languages, learning about other cultures, religion studies, and discovering new things I like
Orientation- firmly bisexual, and polyamorous
Causes- love and tolerance for all, the environment, animal rights, abused children and women, outreach programs to troubled teenagers, mentoring programs for children of disturbed households, mental illness awareness, polyamory awareness, US peace (we're not just at war with other people.), unity among religious and lifestyle groups, will march for LGBT rights
Wishes for 2012- I wish to- have energy, not be sick, find a boyfriend or girlfriend, find something good in life that actually stays good, conquer my illness, conquer my OCD and depression (and paranoia), be able to enjoy life without everything going wrong, have a clean house and a good family, find some peace, find some quiet, learn stress management
Quotes and Sayings-
"Knowledge for the sake of knowledge, and love and kindness for their own sake as well." - TAO
"Those who do not appreciate life do not deserve life." "Do you like how brutality feels [Mark]?" -Jonn Kramer, Saw II (first quote), V (second quote)
Novel = 50,000+ words Novella = 20,00-50,000 words Novelette = 7,500-20,000 words Short Story = 1,000-7,500 words Flash Fiction = under 1,000 words. There it is, finally somewhere on the internet where people can actually find it! If you agree that this piece of information should find its way onto every fiction-related webpage in the world, put this on your pages. Please do credit EK, though. I'm trying, for the first time in my life, to start a trend instead of just refusing to be part of them.
This section is intended for use by any readers who don't understand the way I talk. Reasons for the section are fully explained by the fact that traditional terms hold little to no interest for me because of their tradtitional interpretation by mainstream people. My uses are not typical, therfore I feel no compulsion to use typical terms. Also, there are things for which I have no other words, like a mapout, and so have created one.
Pair- Short form of pairing. I use this because the basic tradition of "pairing" is that two characters hook up and eventually have sex to consumate the relationship. I don't believe that sex is necessary to have a successul, loving relationship, and I don't think that anyone who is a virgin in the story of choice should have to not be one by the end just to illustrate that she has a successful relationship with the guy of your choosing, nor do I think that someone who isn't a virgin, especially not by choice, should have sex with her beau on the nearest possible chance just to prove she loves him. There are other ways, people. Other ways.
3pair- When someone says "threesome", does your mind go immediately to sex? ...Exactly. I don't want it thought, whenever I do what is formerly known as a threesome, that the relationship is based purely or mostly on the sex. As stated above, I don't believe sex to be a necessary part of a relationship and don't want people to automatically connect the dots that way. As it stands, writing 3pairs for me is about as natural as breathing, because I like the idea of having more than one life-partner who loves you. Threesomes can work without sex.
Mapout, story map, or outline- The breakdown of a story in a single document. It includes a basic, detailed summary of the story with no important spoilers, a "public summary" (for use on FFN's summary lines), pairings included in the story, and any warnings for sensitive (and not-so-sensitive) readers of trigger subjects, sensitive subjects, controversial material, and the like. It also includes a complete "map" of the story, chapter by chapter. Included in a chapter "map" are chapter-specific warnings (occasionally), chapter goals (such as introducing a new cast member), and a preferably brief but detailed description of important events in the chapter. For an example of such a mapout, I'm working on making a story map template to send out to readers interested in getting organized.
Chapsep- chapter seperation. Another commonly used term that would be a relief to have to type out fully less often.
Brainache- Where a headache is caused by tension in the muscles near the skull pressing down, or the contraction and expansion of blood vessels in the same areas, a brainache is basically writer's block on steroids. It is, in a way, worse than a headache, because it can cause a headache due to the stress one feels, but not the other way around.
Intimacy- A closeness of any sort between people. For example, a closeness of minds in the sharing of secrets or, in a more fantastic sense, a connection or melding of minds into a single consciousness. Does not necessarily have to involve sexual activity of any sort, although sexualized behavior as a form of intimacy, without sex or even sexual connotation in and of itself, is quite common in my stuff.
Opp- Opportunity. I use this because it's part of the way I actually speak. Most common forms are pair opp and story opp. Not to be confused with op as in special ops, meaning operation.
Main character or main- The focal character of the story, opposite to the comain. Action centers around this character. Usually specifically planned in personality (if an OC or an altered canon character) for a canon comain.
Co-main character, cm or comain - (Coh-main) leading male, opposite to the main character. These roles can conceivably be reversed, depending on whether the main is the male or female. My normal work's main is female, but in slash this is obviously impossible.
MS- Mary-Sue. Her basic skeleton, so to speak, can be found here. Just copy and paste that into the browser bar if you're interested. Don't let the purple type fool you. Important! It's noted near the bottom of the article by a panelist at a con that (paraphrase) "every female character is damned with the term Mary-Sue". Don't perpetuate this! Not every female original character is bad!
WB or wb-writer's block. Bane of existence. Annoying conundrum that's nearly impossible to get past. Take your pick.
IC- Is it really that hard to figure out? Anyway, incest is just such an ugly word. It implies an innate sense of wrongness and shame, or violent abuse by a family member. I believe that "sin", "shame", and "wrong" should not be words in my vocabulary concerning this topic. Yes, the gene pool needs populating with healthy specimens. Yes, that's exactly why we have birth control and condoms. I might be far, far too liberal for almost anyone's tastes, but as long as you don't have kids, you're cool with me. I see nothing wrong with a little fun here and there if that's the way you swing. Hell, I don't want to be a pot calling a kettle weird, given some of my tastes lean towards the more bizarre. Don't have kids because their defects and deformities might pollute the gene pool and we could all end up like The Hiils Have Eyes or Wrong Turn 2 someday. Don't try to get married because it won't work. Other than that, I have no beef with cesters. On a related note, West Mark, which I will reference occasionally, is my poorly disguised attempt at a code name for the Westermarck Effect. Look that up yourselves, you lazy bastards, you. In the beginning, Ceiling Cat gave us Google.com. Use it.
On an ending note, thank you to Varity Sinning for saying that she thinks it's absolutely "wild" that I have my own glossary of terms. I hope other people find it as helpful as she thinks it would be.
Single Most Commonly Asked Question- Tiff, why do you never post up unfinished stories?
Simple answer. It cheats you guys. I know what it feels like to invest your time and energy into an unfinished fic and have the ficcer withold chapters for reviews or just lose interest and stop without regard to their fans. So, I endeavor to eliminate this problem. I'll give bare-bones updates on what's going on and how far along I am on different stories, but I never say enough to get a person so interested that they start coming after me with sharp, poky things to get me to finish it and put it up. Plus, I do not, nor can I, update regularly. My schedule at this point is so erratic that even if I could get my mind working well enough to write a chapter per week, I don't know when I could post it up. A good example is the middle of October to now. I have been so busy, so distraught, so depressed, and so preoccupied with things I don't necessarily want to talk about that I wouldn't have been able to write if I was writing at all! Anyway, I know from my own reading experience that if an author posts an unfinished story, I don't have the time nor the memory span to go back and read every new chapters as it's posted. I'll just wait for it to be finished and then rediscover it a year or so later when I jump into that fandom again. I risk losing positive feedback and interest in a story if I don't update regularly or don't just post a finished story in the first place, but more importantly it cheats you guys out of a story you can read from beginning to end without pause, like an actual book.
Posts and Updates
18/1/12- Dear peoples,
Happy new year! It's a new year, a new life, and already it's shaping up to be... admittedly, not that great. Life still sucks, but it's not that bad, really, as compared to how bad it's been. I'm much happier than I was, and even though everything is still as bad as it was, I've found something that maes everything a little bit better. It's nothing illegal or unnatural, nor is it any kind of drug, and I'm not any more religious than I usually am. So what is it? A new god has entered my pantheon of dozens. I'm getting a bit into spiritual Satanism, which is really very intriguing. It's a lot different than Anton LaVey's following, and it's not at all like what I expected it to be. From the mouth of someone who never lies to her loyal, it's legitimately cool. So I'm excited that I have something new to analyze and take apart and understand, and I'm also happy I have something new I'm learning without any real scholarly interest. I'm learning what is basically a traditional Chinese fan dance. I saw a video of it and I was absolutely enchanted. So now I'm working on that, and it's absolutely maddening, mainly because I don't have fans and so can't achieve quite the effect that the girl in the video does. She looks elegant and lovely, I think I just look silly. Then again, I think I always look silly. I'll have to put a picture up of me sometime so you can see. Or just go to my facebook, I have some there.
Well, I have much more to say, like that's a surprise coming from me, but right now I just got home from the laundromat not long ago, have a shower to tae and food to eat and sleep to get, so for now I must go. I'll try and add to this later today if I can.
Oh, by the by, Rescue My Soul is now SOS, and has been completely renovated, and St. Mark is being taken down sometime soon.
Alright, I'll talk to y'all later! Ja ne!
Lovingly, through it all,
19/12/11- Dear peoples,
So much has happened in the last year and eleven months. So, so much I can't even begin to talk about it all. The last time I posted was January the 19th of last year, 2010, and I am deeply sorry for that. I also haven't put up any of what I said I would, and for a long time I disappeared from everything, including social networls and such. I'm amazingly sorry to anyone reading this. I think I owe you all at least a brief summary.
I also figured out that nothing is really meaningful in the end, at least in my life. There are so few things that mean anything to me anymore that I've begun to question why I'm still alive. So much has happened, far too much, and there are many days, too many days, when I feel like just not getting out of bed. And it's getting to the point where some days I just won't.
My life has gone from bearable to worse, so much worse. My outlook on life has changed vastly. I used to have a jaded and cynical, but ultimately optimistic, view of the world and the people therein. Now my outlook is just bleak and wary, constantly hunted and worn down to the point of constant exhaustion and utter apathy.
I hope for someone to change this view, to make me care about the human race again, and I await the person who can. Until then, my stories will probably be dark, bleak, and ultimately heart-wrenching. I will keep with my happy endings, but they won't be the same kind of happy endings that others often hope for. There will be no two kids and a dog, or even a wedding and happiness. There will just be resolution to the problems, and it will end when most things have been resolved and put to rest. The happy endings I write will almost never be happy in the way most people view it, but they will be peaceful.
I am a different person now, something so much more than I used to be, and everything about me has changed in some fundamental way. I hope my loyal readers will not be disappointed in the person I've become.
My apologies for the very depressing post, I shall try to be happier when I post in the future, but I haven't had the best night. A lot has happened, even just tonight, that has changed me as a person, and I'm having trouble coping with it. Also, I'll probably be sprucing up my profile in the nearish future, so look out for that. I'll probably have a little more free time now that a chapter of my life has been ended.
Yours lovingly, through it all,