Author has written 4 stories for Smallville, Alex Rider, and Harry Potter.
They say that brevity is the soul of wit, and as such, I'll my best to try and keep this short. No promises though.
So. My name is Rachel, and this is everything you need to know about me, and probably more than you wanted to. I'm Christian, teenaged, far more obsessed with fanfiction than is healthy, and my dearest wish is that people would just bite the bullet and say what they think- tact is optional. I'm also a patriot (very proudly Aussie), and a grammatical Nazi.
I've been writing fanfiction since before I knew what it was (when I was ten, I started writing about what happened to Susan after 'The Last Battle' in C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia- it was three years later that I discovered the wonderful world of fanfiction). Course, that doesn't mean I'm good at it- I still haven't finished a multi-chapter fic to my satisfaction, no matter how many I have floating in this deranged mind of mine. I think it was around 150 different story ideas at last count.
As for the quote above, I think it describes perfectly how I want to live my life: I want to be able to say that I did the right thing, and that at the end of the day, people were better off because of something I, through God, did. So I kind of put it there as a reminder to myself, and that maybe if someone read my profile, they'd be willing to pick it up, to try and live by that as well.
My main aim in life is to figure out what people expect from me and then do the exact opposite. Which would be why my favourite type of story is the ones where the ordinary people discover stuff about people they thought they knew only to get their perceptions completely and utterly shot down in a fiery ball of flames. I can also say that I have a tendency for egocentrism and melodrama.
Basically, I love getting into people's heads(be it fictional or non), and then completely screwing around in them, which is probably why I'm so happy studying Psychology at uni. Yeah, they let me into university. If you ever doubted the sanity of the educational administration of Australia, then feel free to use this as ammunition.
My interests include Harry Potter, Supernatural, Smallville, Chronicles of Narnia, a recent renewal in Stargate (most particularly SG1) and long walks on the beach at sunset...
Music wise, my preferences include everything, but I have to claim a slight (an underexaggeration on the scale of calling an ocean a puddle) partiality for Switchfoot... but Relient k, Newsboys, Journey, Meatloaf, Queen, Johnny Cash, Skillet, brass and even AC/DC have all claimed a special spot in my heart.
So, now you know all the interesting stuff about me. Admittedly not much, but hey, what can you do.
Okay, just wanted to let anyone who was interested know that my story 'The One I'm Waiting For' has been translated into Russian by Gaika. The link is http:/www.hogwartsnet.ru/mfanf/ffshowfic.php?l=0&fid=51799 . For some reason it kind of seems redundant to put a message here in English, but whatever.
Quick Hint for AU Writing:
Personally, I've found myself adhering to the 'For Want of a Nail'/'Butterfly Effect' theory behind writing a good AU. I love reading AUs. I love the way a good AU can completely twist everything you thought you knew about a particular piece of a literature. And throughout my years of reading FF, I've found that the good AUs tend to adhere to this theory as well. For those of you who don't know, it's based on the proverb:
For want a nail, the shoe was lost
For want of a shoe the horse was lost
For want of a horse the rider was lost
For want of a rider the message was lost
For want of a message the battle was lost
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost
All for the want of a nail.
Basically, those of you who want to write a good AU, don't come up with a whole list of 'What ifs'- narrow it down to one or two, probably four at the absolute maximum and let the inital change just ripple out.
Quotes and One-liners:
"It sounds like they're trying to outlaw stupidity. All I can say is that if they're going to do that, they should build a lot more gaols."
"Better a short rope for abseiling than a long rope for bungee jumping."
"You know the world is crazy when the world's best rapper is a white guy, the world's best golfer is a black guy, the Swiss hold America's Cup, the tallest man in the NBA is Chinese, the French are accusing the US of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war and the three most powerful people in the US are named Bush, Dick and Colon."
"To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target."
"Knowledge is realizing that the street is one-way; wisdom is looking both directions anyway."
"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic."
"The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'."
"A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.'"
"Whoever said nothing is impossible never tried slamming a revolving door."
"Tell a man there are three hundred billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a chair has wet paint on it, and he'll have to touch it to be sure."
"Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence."
"You cry, I cry. You laugh, I laugh. You jump off a cliff, I laugh even harder."
"The difference between humour and tragedy is that humour is when it happens to someone else."
"Whoever said words don't hurt never got hit by a dictionary."
"If you don't like someone, walk a mile in their shoes. Then you're a mile away from them and you've got their shoes."
"I don't know what your problem is, but whatever it is I bet it's hard to pronounce."
"For Sale: Parachute. Only used once, never opened, small stain."
If you hate those "copy and paste whatever it is into your profile", copy and paste this into your profile
If you're reading this, then I would like to congratulate you on the accomplishment of reaching the end of my profile. If I couldn't achieve witty, than hopefully I managed at least painless.
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