Author has written 16 stories for Rurouni Kenshin, Hellsing, Samurai Warriors, Metalocalypse, iCarly, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, and Sherlock.
Hello! My name is Sam. I am 21 years old, I live in Massachusetts, and come fits of boredom, I write utter silliness. I'm a very "what if?" person. I think that's what I like about fanfiction the most: all these little imaginative side-tangents that crop up when I read a book, watch a show, or go to the cinema get sorted out into an oft entertaining head canon. I don't just write fanfiction, either. I write a lot of academic research papers, non-fiction accounts, small novellas, and children's books. On the flip side, I also illustrate for novels and children's, as I am a trained graphic illustrator. Unrelated, I am studying accounting/finance and law in college with intent toward my Doctorate, I am a multi-instrumentalist with concentration in piano, guitar, and violin, and I am a trained opera singer (dramatic soprano). I'm rather friendly, into just about everything, and I love a good conversation, so do drop me a line if you find me- or my writing- intriguing! And if I don't know what you're talking about, I'll be sure to ask and enjoy learning something new.
Ten Fun Things about Me:
1. As a child, I was sent to speech class for having an English accent. Plot twist: I'm not English by birth- I'm American. My great grandparents were English, however, and the accent seems to get passed down along that side of the family. Back then I was able to completely conquer it, but the more English accents I am exposed to through television and movie productions (occasionally song), the worse it becomes. At this point, almost all of my opera naturally comes out with an English accent (unless the language requires a different accent), my non-operatic singing is being overcome with an English accent, I whisper with an English accent, and now my regular speaking voice is getting rounder. It's an uphill battle to remember to be less...naturally inclined! This is at the top of my list because I only just realized how bad it's gotten this morning.
2. I'm very short. I'm about 5' even when I haven't worked out- 5'2" if I really stretch for about a week. But I'm very loud, so I suppose I have that going for me, which is nice.
3. I'm an odd duck. My musical tastes encompass a lot of some things and a little of others, but it all still gets in there. If I were to put my iPod on shuffle, you might hear "Winter" by Vivaldi, followed by "The Thing that Should not Be" by Metallica, "I want a New Drug" by Huey Lewis and the News, "Carnival" by Natalie Merchant, and "Get Low" by Lil Jon. The only thing I don't listen to a lot of is modern country- but I like Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, and the rest of it I replace with bluegrass and American Folk, anyway. My jam right now is my "Medieval Hardcore Party Mix"- 40 minutes of the most upbeat Medieval dance tunes ever compiled into one group. It's awesome! I really love metal and classical the best, though. Bands like Metallica, Dethklok, Children of Bodom, Nightwish...they just...do it for me.
4. I'm not just a bookworm- I'm practically a book hoarder. I must have around 600 books total right now, and I do donate often. They're all well maintained, too. I love restoring books that have been damaged. I have a first edition "Idol of the Blind" that I'm working on the spine of- it disintegrated. :( I'll fix it, though!
5. I've been having a richly sumptuous love affair with coffee for years now, but we both agree we're just not ready to take the next step and run away together. My adoration for tea (especially raspberry tea) gets in the way of our happiness. It's a complicated life I lead...
6. I'm very academic. I firmly believe the mind that thinks it has learned everything dies a quick, yet painful death. While I prefer the school environment, I don't believe everyone has to excel in school to learn. Learning can be anything about anything, so long as new connections come of it.
7. I have a skull. Actually, I have several. Granted, I have one inside of me, but I'm talking about the ones I keep on and around my desk. One I sculpted to be an anatomically correct model of an Eastern-European male, though I have yet to paint it. Another is just a novelty item- it wears an eyepatch. I call him Horatio. Yet another is a keychain that a friend bought for me in Florida, another is a beautiful poster another friend got for me, and the last one is a taxidermy alligator head that I use to keep my outgoing mail in order. I keep the envelopes between the teeth. It's quite handy!
8. I adore ships. I'm wild about maritime history and all things nautical! I hope to retire to a seaside cottage someday, and just sail and study marine life. That would be heaven. I have to say my preference lies in wooden tall ships, but I don't mind early steam and coal powered vessels.
9. I'm a gamer. I usually don't refer to myself that way, because I'm so picky about games, it's rare when I've played things in the mainstream eye (hipster-gamer? Is that a thing? Am I the first one?). Although, I do have to say I'm addicted to the Assassin's Creed series. I mean, based on the previous 8 items, did you really expect me not to be? History, great soundtrack, ships, books...what's not to love? I also really love the Sherlock Holmes games put out by Frogwares- I've played every single one, I own every single one, and I'm impatiently waiting for Crimes and Punishments. Lastly, my other favorite series is the Nancy Drew game series by Her Interactive. I've been playing those since I was a little girl, and at 21 years old, I'm still in love with them- especially in Senior Detective Mode!
10. I'm a scenario-based thinker. I have a versatile learning style, because I don't care if it's visual, textual, or hands-on. When someone hands me a problem, I take it, turn it over in my head, examine it, and come up with all possible scenarios or potential outcomes before selecting the most logical course of action. It's not always the easy route, and sometimes I really overcomplicate things, but it gives me quite the edge at my job- and especially in my marketing class! But it also means I don't make very many friends in debate club...which is why I don't go to debate club. Oh well. Can't win 'em all! :)
Feel free to message me about absolutely anything! Cheers!
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