Author has written 7 stories for Kingdom Hearts, and Naruto.
You can find me on tumblr under the same username.
My name is Lanie. This fanfiction account was created to indulge my secret anime/manga/gaming fangirl side. Somewhere along the way, my love for writing decided to peak its bashful head out and sheepishly bare itself for the world to behold.
I am 19 years old and a sophomore in college. I'm majoring in Psychology with a minor in English. I hope to study abroad in the near future. Currently, I am attempting to teach myself Japanese, in hopes of traveling to Japan. If my motivation wanes and I cannot do this in the next year or two, Australia would be just as lovely.
I work two jobs during the summer and one during the school year while taking a full load of courses. I also like to play water polo for my university and make bad decisions with my friends, most of which we don't remember the following day. So I'm pretty busy, but that doesn't stop me from getting on tumblr as much as possible and keeping up to date with all my fandoms. Priorities, of course.
I ship many pairings from many different fandoms. If you really want to know specific ones (other than the obvious ones I write about), check out my Favorite Stories list down below. It has a nice variety. My shipping works like mood swings - one day I'll be completely immersed in a certain ship, reading as much fanfiction as possible while looking up fanart on tumblr, then the next day it'll have run its course and I'll move on to another one. The simplest of things can trigger my swing from one ship to another - a quote, a beautiful piece of fanart, an update in the manga - anything. I can't control it and I don't want to.
However, one pairing above all else holds a truly special place in my shipper heart.
I honestly believe that Team 7 cannot function - won't function - properly or healthily without all three members. They need each other. They complete each other. They love each other.
At least that's what I like to tell myself. You won't convince me otherwise.
The only fandoms that I will most likely ever write about will be Naruto and Kingdom Hearts. I've done a lot of soul searching as to why this is, and I've finally come up with the answer.
Kingdom Hearts came out in 2002, when I was eight years old. I was around nine when my sister and I first rented the game from Blockbuster and played it (which took us way too long and we had to end up buying it). I was twelve years old when I watched my first episode of Naruto on Cartoon Network, and about a year later I discovered the manga. I was very young when I became a part of these fandoms (even then I was a fangirl). I grew up with them. They helped me through hard times.
I read fanfiction like a fiend. I had always loved to read, but fanfiction was like an exotic flavor I had never tasted before and could not get enough of. Fanfiction was a huge factor in honing my writing to where it is today.
Needless to say, Naruto and Kingdom Hearts are engrained into my very being now. They will always be a part of me. I know the story lines and characters like my own family, like the streets in my town. My writing is heavily based on my own feelings and thoughts - therefore, I can easily write about these fandoms and their respective characters. My feelings are their feelings, and vice versa.
As much as I love the other fandoms and pairings I am in and support, they will never be a part of me like Naruto and Kingdom Hearts. They came too late in my life, when I was already grown up and had my character development.
But this is just me being sappy.
"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It's like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, and the crash of the cymbals - sounds that say listen to this, it is important."
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