Author has written 3 stories for Batman Begins/Dark Knight, and Lord of the Rings.
My name is Sarah Chante. (Please note that it is not my real name, but a character's name in my Batman Begins/Dark Knight stories "Friend Of The Knight)
Things I like: Read, Write, Go to the movies, dance, swim, play the drums, learn about American History (Yes, I'm a history buff. What are you gonna do about it_), quote movies to my friends (I do it a lot), do the Jack Sparrow walk (I'm the only person in this world who can do it up to Johnny Depp's standards), and lots more that I can't think of
Now the things I hate: Being disturbed out of my thoughts when I'm daydreaming, people who think they are better than others, preps (The ones who are mean, that is to say. I have friends who are preps), awkward silences (Especially when they are caused by me), nature drives (I like to dwell with nature when I'm not forced to), and lots more that I can't think of.
About Me: (Updated as of April 13, 2013)
I am a 22 year old Digital Media Major living in Utah, attending a private university AND a business college. So that explains a third of my busy schedule.
Right now, I am on Summer break until September, so I have more time to update and improve on my writing skills. But that's if, and ONLY IF, I have a flexible work schedule. Tuition can't pay itself, am I right?
Oh, yeah, plus I date a lot, so if I'm not updating, I'm on a date. Sorry ya'll.
I've just recently started school over due to tramautic life events that happened over the past couple of years. I'm thankful for that time, however, because it allowed me to think about what I want to do with my life. I love college. I love the oppurtunities it has given me. As of the end of this year, I am a co-director for a news broadcast for the school, and spend my week learning new things and meeting new people.
I am also starting two blogs: One on movies (since I love them to death) and one on fashion. This one is basically about how to be a "Saks Fifth Avenue" girl with a college girl budget. Once I have them both on a good circulation, I will advertise on here.
I am a 7th generation native Texan. I lived in Houston until I was 14 years old. There I was taught at a National Blue Ribbon school, with teachers who ranged from Harvard to Texas A&M to music teachers who played for the President in the White House. In fact, I had a better education there than I did when I moved up North.
And no, I do not have a Texan accent. No one rides their horses to work. I grew up in Houston, where art and museums and symphonies were my playgrounds.
So, that's something about me as a person.
Now, here's something about me as a writer.
My views, I'm somewhat of a purist, but it's OK if you change a few details.
As far as OC's go, they're good practice. In fact, I highly recommnend writing them. Now there are those who are opposed to writing them for fear of turning them into a perfect "Mary-Sue" or "Gary-Stu". That's OK. I've read some pretty horrible ones myself. But there is room for growth, and if you ever want my opinion on an OC, let me know. If they're "perfect", I'll tell you to dumb them down a bit. Flawless? Throw in a habit of theirs that may be deemed disgusting. Whatever it is, I'm here to help.
But the reason I write OC's is so that I can practice developing characters of my own when I get down to writing a story that isn't fanfiction, and I believe that I've gained good practice on that when writing my "Friend" series.
Now, I'm not an gung-ho OC fan. I just think there's a good side to most things. I've also read some pretty good fics where there were absolutely no OC's at all. I'm also all for that too.
For the things that I stand against, one of them is flaming.
I don't care what you call it, if you're flaming, you're a bully. I've already dealt with too much of them in the real world where I can stand up against them, and I WILL stand up against you if you're flaming someone just because they do something you don't like. If you flame me, I let it slide, but if you flame a lot of other people for no good reason without any constructive criticism, I will call you out on it.
Another thing I find distaste for is anything of the "smut" category...Guys, that's all I see on the recommended lists. It's becoming the thing that people will read the most. I mean, come on, "50 shades of grey" was a Twilight smut fanfiction and is now on the national best-seller list. I've read kindergarten picture books with more plot than that. (When I'm talking about "plot" I'm talking about the plot of "Twilight", not "50 shades of grey". I will not touch such trash)
Leave sex where sex belongs: In the bedroom, and NOT on a site where 13 year olds are allowed on. If you do write a smut story, that's fine by me. I don't care, but let's be role models here for the younger generation who thinks "YOLO" and Justin Bieber are the greatest things since sliced bread. (No offence, it's just my personal taste)
Again, I'm not a picky person. I'd like to think that I don't judge, but I'm no "Mary-Sue". No one's perfect. Not even those who hate them.
But I assure you, after careful examination of some of my stories and the opinions of other reviewers, the character's you'll find in my "Friend" trilogy have no traces of Mary-Sue's or Gary-Stu's.
Not all OC's are "Mary-Sue"'s.
Here's some pretty funny quotes from the author's life.
French Teacher: OK, everyone stay together, try not to get lost, and don't go outside. The last part goes double to Isabelle and Marianne.
Kayla: Remind me again why you wanna go see them film?
Me: Too bad we didn't get to see them film.
Brittney: Ugh. This paste tastes nasty!
Director: OK, Chad and Taylor. You guys have to be more in love.
Me: There's one for every girl in the audience! We don't have to fight anymore!
Jessica: Hey, Sarah, what's wrong?
Me: Hey guys. What's up?
Me: You guys! You're never going to believe who's also going to be in the Johnny Depp movie!
Me: Well, what do you think?
Band Teacher: Don't worry about anything. We've all practiced. Just play well, and don't upset The Phantom of the Al. Ringling Theatre.
Me: Go back to your Fortress of Solitude!
Me:...All right guys. Where's the microphone?
Kirsten: Tell me you didn't!
Band Teacher: Word on the street is you hit Troy in the legs with a bowling ball.
Band Teacher: All right. What's the problem this time?
Me: I. Don't. Believe. It. I'm in the same newspaper as Christian Bale! This has to be the best day ever!
Me: Andrew, you know that kissing scene we have to do later?
Biology Teacher: OK, who can tell me about escalation?
Me: I didn't sign up for this!
Hailee: I almost kissed him, and then Joe had to go and steal his car!
Hailee: Beware, for I am roommates with The Dark Knightess.
Math Teacher: All right, settle down, take out your homework, and you (points at me) take that cowboy hat off!
Tyler: What happened to you?
Tyler: Come on. I'll give you a piggy-back ride back to your apartment.
Bri: There's a rumor going around the school saying there was some kid in Joker make-up and another kid dressed up as Batman chasing each other around the hallways...You wouldn't know anything about that would you?
Here's the link to the trailer I made for "The Dark Knight's Friend". I hope you like it!
With that, enjoy!
Here is grapejuice101's cover for The Friend Trilogy! Thanks grapejuice! I absolutely love it!! :D
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