Author has written 46 stories for Harry Potter, Peter Pan, Saiyuki, Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Avatar: Last Airbender.
The thing is that I haven't been able to find any good, epic, believable HP fics lately. Recommendations? I go for just about anything as long as it doesn't have H/G and is well-written.
My latest story, Taceo, is a companion story to Muet. You don't have to read both, but I would recommend it. Luna is strange and fun to write.
Thoughts on Gay Marriage!
1) Gay marriage is not natural, and, as Americans, we reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and liposuction.
2) Gay marriage will encourage straight people to be gay in the same way that hanging around tall people makes you tall.
3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because dogs have legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all. Women are still property, blacks can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.
5) Straight marriages would be less meaningful if gay marriage was allowed. The sanctity of Brittany Spear's 55 hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.
6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet and the world needs more children.
7) Obviously, gay parents will raise gay children because straight parents only raise straight children.
8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed upon an entire country. That's why we only have one religion in America.
9) Children can never succeed without a male and female figure in a home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.
10) Gay marriage would change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.
Support gay marriage!
I have finally figured out how to edit my stories. Really pathetic, I know. Especially considering how long I've been with FFNet. Anyway, I edited Clouds and Death Wish - they both desperately needed cleaning up.
Speaking of Cloud, it is embroidered now. I am in the midst of writing a second chapter for it, as well.
Lastly: I wrote an Avatar fic. I just have to say that Avatar fans are woefully unexposed to the cynicism, darkness, and rock-bottom that many HP fans habitually write about. Every single one of my Avatar reviewers have told me "Wow, so depressing...but good!"
This needs to be corrected, people. The hazelnut darkness is so delicious.
I am an IDIOT. I've been betaing for Marilena ever since she started posting her fabulous FFVII story Sable and Ivory, but I didn't realize she was posting on FFNet. Anyway, my epiphany leads me to shamelessly advertise: GO CHECK HER OUT! She just started a new FFVII story called A Forest Green Wheelchair that I have had the honor of reading the fantastic prologue and first chapter for - the prologue is up, and you want to put it on your Story Alert because the next chapter will be out in the next few days. Both stories are on my Favorites, and Marilena herself is on my Favorite Authors. (stares at you through the screen) Go. Now. Read.
"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary." Joseph Nicholls
You know what annoys the bad words out of me? All of the immature people on this site who try to make themselves sound interesting. I mean, argh! They're usually around fifteen years old, as a rule, and they're either abominably hyper (and proud of it - WHY?) or viciously incompetent at life. They try too hard. I really don't care if an author is the human incarnation of some god as long as they write with a little skill, but I just read a story where this one author apparently felt a burning need to pepper personal-opinion notes throughout the fic and utterly maul the characters with pop-culture inserts, OC speech patterns, and irritating, unoriginal, flippant sarcasm. Also, the very worst of all sins: self-insertions. You know that abomination - when there is an undefined side-character who gets turned into a rebellious, bipolar version of Mary Sue who has all the answers. She is the dreaded Jane-call-me-Jazz. (You totally know what I'm talking about.)
The fic started out well, and it was an interesting idea. But she twirled off into utter incompetence after the first chapter, and it got to where I could no longer force myself to read it.
Note: I love sarcasm. But sarcasm is an art form. You have to be somewhat original for it to be smirk-worthy at all, and this girl was just taking up a lot of useless dialogue space. She didn't even use it for character development!
I know we can't ban these...people, and I know that some of my first pieces weren't too hot, either. (Even though this wasn't her first piece! She has more out there - I shudder at the thought of what I might destroy if I ever run across one of her fics again.) But I like to think that I was never at that level of bad, and I also like to think that I've really improved since I started. And I keep my personal comments to the end - you know, in the author's note, where the author's notes live. If I squee, I keep it restricted to the Yonkaka comm on LJ where I am surrounded by like-minded fangirls.
Sorry about the rant; I just had to put that out there. And I dislike flames, which the author probably would have taken my completely justified criticisms as. Yeah, I know. No idea why. Really, I just wouldn't have been able to do the whole "calm, impartial suggestion" thing that I'm usually extremely good at - I probably would have ended up making her cry. (rolls eyes) Faux-punk teeny-boppers...
Anyway, I ought to have a new Naruto fic up soon. I'm pretty happy with it at the moment. Speaking of not-so-hot first pieces: I'm thinking of deleting them. Yea? Nay? My very first piece got an amazing amount of Favoriting, so I'd keep that one, but the others? Embarrassing. Message me with opinions, to sympathize, or to tell me what I can sit and spin on. I'm in a fog of irritation at the moment - some of what I've said may be out of line or hypocritical.
...Please don't tell I've been hypocritical. I may have to do the honorable thing and commit seppuku if I am guilty of any of the above.
I just wanted to let you lot know that there are going to be delays in updates and new stories for a while. I'm sorry, faithful readers, but my laptop has gone to the Big Junk Heap in the Sky, and there's nothing I can do about it. Most of the material I was working on was on it. Again, I'm sorry.
To the people who are waiting for requests: you're going to be waiting a while longer. I won't have a steady net source for the next couple of weeks, and I'm going to have to start all of them from scratch. I also have finals, so...
I'm going to try to get the next chapter of These Are All Things You Don't Understand up as soon as possible, but it's going to be hit-and-miss. I can only promise that I'll try.
First note of the new year! Obviously, yeah, I got a new laptop. Have had it, actually, and have posted new junk. Hooray. What I have posted has been very little. Boo.
Yeah, I know. I just haven't been online. At all. Literally. (I've been spending an almost unhealthy amount of time with my friends. Auntie's Wisdom of the Day: orgies are a no-no.) And today I realized through a sleep-deprived and dendrite-fried fog that I have finals after next week. So. We'll see if this brings lots of procrastinating-on-studying induced writing or not. Cross your fingers, eh? Of course, I'm crossing for myself and my willpower to just get it all out of the way. You guys want me to fail because then I'll have time to constantly write. I stick my tongue out at you like a three year old.
...I have not slept in fifty-six hours. Before that, I had had roughly eight hours of sleep over the course of the weekend and maybe three hours a night during the preceding weekdays. I know I'm slightly delirious, yes. No, I will not get behind a wheel. Yes, I'm going to sleep now.
. . . Aaaaf-ter I express exactly how much the Request Compendium has dragged at my back. I swear, they're haunting me like little Shinto grudge-ghost-thingies. Wriiiite us, they say. WRIIIIIII-IIIIITE UUUUUS! So for all of you patiently waiting angels out there, the guilt will eventually drive me to lock my apartment door and sneak out the window with my laptop to throw off everyone who regards my flat as a second home. (They're like ooze - but in the best way possible. They assimilate. Hooray for chill, happy people being chill and happy!)
And it all shall be written in due time. XD
P.S. I'm deleting a few fics. If you notice, then I'm surprised. They're shoddy and must go. Farewell, crap!fics...
I've noticed that I have been fading from fanfiction, but I'm not dead yet, I promise. Er, I think. I'm going overseas in January, and I don't know how much time I'll have - like I have so much spare time now, right? BUT. I am going to update over the break. I'm not sure what yet, but a writing bonanza is in the works as soon as I finish with my finals. I should be studying right now, by the way - my outline is metaphorically glaring at me. Still, I have a few requests that I'm going to take a crack at - Alina, I'm so sorry - and the next chapters of TAATYDU, In Rockland, and all roads lead to: should be my priorities. Maybe a random oneshot or two if the inspiration strikes. This is me, over and out and dying for this week to be over.
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