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Author has written 32 stories for Naruto, Fruits Basket, Vampire Knight, Hunger Games, Persona Series, Ouran High School Host Club, Joker/Clover/Heart no Kuni no Alice, X-Men: The Movie, Tinkerbell, Supernatural, and Game of Thrones.
Hey, it's been a long time and so I finally decided to stop being lazy by putting this off and just update my profile. Mind, this is a work in progress, so it might not all be done at once, okay?
UPDATE: I plan to revamp this WHOLE thing soon. Whenever I can find the time to sit down and put in only the most crucial information. Because honestly I'm still tired of answering super redundant questions that have been addressed.
Few Important Things for Now:
1. I personally will not leave any form of true concrit on a fic unless it’s explicitly asked for. This is because some people simply don’t want it and I respect that. I also am leaning toward not wanting concrit for my fics. Mainly because while I value true constructive criticism I rarely ever find that being delivered here. It’s almost always deconstructing what someone doesn’t like about the fic and not anything actually helpful. As someone who has taken classes in the proper ways to critique, I can tell you that’s incorrect. Also, I have one degree and while I’m earning another I might as well make use of the professionals at my disposal to get concrit. No offense to anyone, it’s just after a long day of school and work, I don’t wanna hear some rando try to tell me my writing is too cliche, or doesn’t meet their standards of XYZ. Again, that’s not even the proper way to critique. So for folks in the back: AT THIS TIME, DO NOT LEAVE ME ANY CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM, BECAUSE LATELY WHAT PEOPLE CALL "CONSTRUCTIVE" HAS JUST BEEN SNOOTY AND RUDE. Thanks for understanding.
2. Please don’t leave me reviews, guest or otherwise, that have absolutely nothing to do with the fic (i.e. "I don't like this ship lol"). Those will be deleted and/or ignored.
I gave into my reptilian brain (plus the nagging of a friend) and started a tumblr blog. I'll try to remember to use it and put fun stuff, updates about my stories, etc, on there.
Couple of things to know...
I'm an impatient person and sometimes when I respond to people, it shows. Especially because you can't hear my tone. Sometimes it's unintentional, and sometimes, quite frankly, someone asked a really stupid question. I don't believe the "the only stupid question is an unasked one" thing. I find questions "stupid" when it's either something I've explicitly stated/labeled in the fic, or something common sense would make obvious.
If you’re in the Naruto fandom, which I write for quite a bit, and dislike/hate Sakura, my fics ain’t for you. Literally, you are not my target audience. I love her and ship her with pretty much everyone. If you’re in the Naruto fandom and think “morons” or “dumbasses” ship NaruSaku, PLEASE do me a favor and do not follow/favorite ANYTHING I write. I don’t care if you don’t like NaruSaku, but I’ve seen some profiles where people favorited my stories and then resort to name-calling of NaruSaku shippers. I am a NaruSaku shipper and so I take offense.
I have a life outside the internet. I have priorities outside writing stories I don’t get paid for and don’t even have the rights to. Therefore, do not ever complain to me about updating speeds. Do not ever complain to any other fanfic writer. It’s considered pretty rude, and it’s likely just going to make them irritated. I know some writers who even delay updates out of spite when they’re badgered. Either be respectful or move on, simple as that.
I am passionate about a lot and I have a temper. I also swear/curse. I’m an adult, so yeah.. Don’t really care if my swearing offends you.
I mostly write here as a hobby. It started when I was a kid and stumbled on this site one day and I might as well have found Narnia because I was overjoyed. Fanfiction has changed my life for the better in so many ways. So many tough times I got through, because I had my fandoms. That being said, I don’t really write my fics to appease others. I write what I want to read about, what I feel like there’s not enough of. So if I write things you don’t like, remember it wasn’t written for you to begin with.
I don’t appreciate reposts without permission. Most writers and artists don’t. Someone has done this in the past claiming they didn’t mean offense, but at the end of the day it’s still stealing something someone worked hard to write...it’s not cool. So to save everyone headaches and unnecessary drama, just don’t do it.
If you truly support a story, any story, review it at least once. Following/favoriting is great, but it literally does not tell the author anything about your thoughts. Like WHAT specifically made you follow/favorite, or any constructive criticism if that's what they want. The longer and more specific the review, the better. People looking to improve can't do that without feedback. People looking for motivation can't get that without feedback. And if you're basically reading multiple stories by the same author but have never reviewed at least one it sort of sucks for the writer.
I'm a quirky, easygoing individual. I like the company of good books or a video game. Occasionally, people are alright too.
I'm not as unapproachable as the first part of the bio probably makes me sound, but I feel the need to make certain things known about some things in advance. :3
I tend to write about heavy subject matter on occasion. When I do I try to prepare people with chapter warnings, marking the story with the right rating, and just being upfront that the story may possibly be triggering for some people. That being said, it's up to each person to know what their triggers are since I can't possibly stop someone somewhere out there in the vast world from reading my fics. If you're underaged and are not supposed to be reading certain content, or are offended/triggered by some of my fics with high ratings, do not read them. And if you do, be prepared. That's all I can say.
Hello to all my wonderful fanfiction followers!!! I LOVE YOU GUYS FOR BEING SO SUPPORTIVE! Hopefully if you seek answers, you'll find them here, grasshopper. Hopefully if you're a newcomer you'll
About My Fics: After writing for a while, I've learned a lot about my style. I learn more all the time, of course, but right now, I tend to do a lot of fics that could be considered slow burn. Slow burn fics mean, simply, that when there's romance involved it's built gradually. This is the kind of romance I like to read about, where it happens after some character development and world-building has occurred. Especially when it's romance between characters who are virtual strangers or do not have a prestablished mutual attraction. I think it's fine when one character has a crush or something on the other one early on, but I'm just not a fan of stories (fanfics or otherwise) where romance is rushed. So yeah, I don't write rushed romances if I can help it. If you're not okay with that, feel free to move on. Thanks.
On that note, I am an avid multishipper. I like pairing characters together for various reasons, basically. I tend to ignore canon pairs unless I find the chemistry really suitable. Either way, romance will almost always be involved in my fics, even if I don't have romance listed as one of the main genres. That's because Fanfiction only allows for two right now. So this is just to say if you don't like stories with romance anywhere in the fic, my stuff isn't for you.
Other Things to Know: Well, as you can tell I don't stick to a singular fandom. I tend to drift around a lot, and when I find one I like enough, I stay! :D I don't write for every fandom I'm in. I try to make sure I have a solid grasp of the characters and the world I'm writing for first, but still, I enjoy a very varied amount of fandoms and will happily chat about them to anyone who wants to.
If you've read any of my Naruto fics...you know I like, no, love Haruno Sakura from Naruto. I realize she has many haters and frankly I don't care. No Sakura hate will be tolerated here. No, not everyone has to like her. You have your reasons for hating her, then that's fine; I don't wanna hear them though. If she's weak and useless that's your opinion but my opinion could be considered just as valid. I happen to think her level of growth (except when it was regressed at the end), made her a solid character, and that her flaws are what made her realistic. I'm also not here for your Hinata vs. Sakura crap either. I happen to like both but for different reasons. Please don't shove the "Hinata is bae and Sakura is a useless, untalented hag" argument here, you will not get a warm response. ;) My views on ship wars in any fandom?? I feel pretty strongly about what I do and don't support, and why. I won't pretend I don't. I believe it's okay to "hate the ship, not the shipper" sometimes. I find certain ships freaking revolting, and I will tell you that up front, but will I bully or mock someone who ships it? No. Just extend me the same courtesy.
My stories are in no way the best, in my opinion. I am not the greatest, but I do feel happy when someone says my fics make their day. I will say that after years on this site, I have grown a lot though. I feel there is always room to grow and I am open to people with different view points on my stories and in general. That doesn’t mean I won’t occasionally debate you on your points about my stories, respectfully.
Fandoms (and this would naturally include liking the corresponding book/movie/show/game/manga/anime it spawned from) I happen to be into right now are: Naruto, Supernatural, Gakuen Alice, Kingdom Hearts, Uta-Prince-sama, Dragon Age series, Persona series, Pokémon, Harry Potter, Marvel, DC, Lucifer, Superstore, and really, sooooo many more than I could ever hope to name.
I'm generally responsive to PMs, just as I try to respond to every last review I receive (if I can, and if it's something I feel like the reader expects me to respond to). A review like “when’s the next update on this?”will either be ignored or get a very impatient response because I hate that question. See my reasons below...
Frequently Asked Questions: I am adding this section as of 4/8/17 because I am honestly tired of fielding the same questions individually again and again.
Q: When can I expect to see this story updated?
A: I don't give specific timeframes. Those are too difficult for me to keep. As I continuously say at least once a week, if a story has not been stamped with "hiatus/discontinued" in the summary box, it is still considered active. It just takes me time to get around to 34 stories when I have a life outside the internet. But I work on updates whenever I can.
Q: Why do you ship/support those pairings? Those are not canon!
A: I ship what I want because I can. I am proud to be a crack-shipper. And I also am not guaranteed to support a favorite fan pairing (something not canon but super common to ship in the fandom) just because it's popular. I am allowed to write about and ship whatever I want, just like anyone else. Just because a pairing is not canon doesn't mean it can't work. If I can imagine legitimate chemistry between two characters based on their personalities and other factors, I can probably ship it. Do not come looking down on me. There are many canon ships that make zero sense to me, that the creator or writer(s) jammed together for whatever reason but I try to be respectful of them. Be respectful of my ships. If you come and try to troll me because you do not agree you will be in for a rude response. ;) If you would like to politely discuss the merits of different ships in almost any fandom I am active in I'm always game.
Q: Why do you take so long to update? I feel like you're making me wait too long! (Yes, I really do get reviews like this).
A: I hope NASA is aware you have replaced the sun at the center of our solar system! If not, allow me to alert the media! ...Yeah, please feel free to hold your breath as long as you can. Listen. I have a life. When I found this site, I was 10! 10! I had much more free-time than the grad student I now am does. I love Fanfiction. It has been a major part of my life for well over a decade now. I have connected with people from all over who share my interests, passion for writing and the fictional characters who make life a little more colorful. But my world, nor the world, doesn't revolve around anyone (well my world revolves around you if you're Chris Evans/Cap. America, a fictional character I like, or someone else important to me), least of all petty trolls that try to shame me about my updating speed and how I use my time. I update when I update and no one is going to rush me. If you don't like it, I promise you your input won't be missed. I literally get readers from all over the world in languages I've sometimes never even seen before, PMing me to tell me they appreciate my time and the energy I put into these stories.
Q: Would you be willing to role-play with us?
A: Sure, time permitted, and also permitting I'm familiar with the character and fandom I'm expected to role-play. Over the years I have gotten many random role-play invitations, possibly because of the effort I do trying to delve into the head of whatever character I'm writing. I don't mind joining in on the fun if and when I can. If you want me to join send me details.
Q: Do you take story requests??
A: Yes, sometimes. Submitting a request does not guarantee it will be done. I reserve the right to refuse a request at any time, for any reason, including but not limited to: request content I am uncomfortable writing (although that's honestly rare), unfamiliarity with the character or fandom in question, lack of time, and etc.
My Q&A section will continue to be updated as I continue to field more concerns from people who never read the AN I put into chapters that tell them to come here. :P So stay tuned. I will also eventually do a story-specific Q&A section for commonly asked questions pertaining to certain fics I have.
Pet PeevesThese are just some things that I find really annoying that people tend to do on this site, most of which I've experienced
Okay, so some people have gotten all uppity with me before because they notice I have a lot of stories up, and some have not been updated in years. In their eyes, I shouldn't be starting new stories because I haven't updated the older ones. First off, where do you get off telling people what to do like you pay me/them? Secondly, just because you get inspired to start something new, it's not necessarily being spiteful to the fan-bases to the older stories. I can put stories on indefinite hiatuses or update infrequently if I want to. I'm allowed. It's easy to complain about starting new stories while the old remain unfinished, but have you ever outgrown a plot, or a way of writing, or simply had the passion or muse that inspired a specific story die out while another one sparks up? If you've never written anything, then the answer's gonna be "no".
But if you've been a writer for any definable period of time, you'll understand it's very much possible to be able to find inspiration for some stories more than others. That being said I've learned to never say never. I don't like making promises I can't keep, but I also won't ruling out updating a story that's been inactive for a while. Just like inspiration can be lost, it can come back. And even if it never does, I figure, what does it hurt me to leave the stories up so anyone who liked them can reread what's there? My fics use to have a really high turnaround rate, where I'd start a project and not even get that deep into it before deleting it. I'd get insecure sometimes back then as I hadn't been writing for the site long, or sometimes I'd realized a story was better off as a wishful thought. Now I try not to do that if possible. So before anyone gets bitchy with me about what I update and when, check yourself. That is all.
Anyone who has read my stuff by now should know full well I'm a multixshipper first and foremost. That does not mean I ship everything though...if I feel the characters could have plausible chemistry in the ship, I can go for it. Maybe.
Ok, it's that time again! What time you ask? Why, time to list insanely hilarious quotes from people and/or stories I've read/heard lately, of course.
Spanish teacher's aide: "Ok, I know everyone's progress reports weren't great, but the good news is, there's still time to turn it around, so everything's ok."
My friend: "What?! Everything is NOT ok; I gotta 63 up in this bitch!!"
"How can you be out of ketchup! What the hell are people supposed to put on their shit?!?"- My grandpa at the drive-thru
I bought a printer/scanner/copier!! It does all 3 and when I find time I can't wait to feature my own personal artwork~ I may get a Tumblr or DeviantArt account JUST for that eventually.