Author has written 4 stories for Chrono Trigger, and Sailor Moon.
A little about me: I'm short, freckled, and get sunburned ridiculously easily! I teach physics to high schoolers and writing tends to be my creative outlet when I'm positively sick of grading labs.
Chrono Trigger is the very first game I bought with my own money. My little sister and I would race through our homework to get to be the first to play the game in the afternoon. And we played through it so very many times. But even in third grade I truly believed that I would one day out grow my obsession with this game. Turns out my obsession has only gotten worse... So most of my writing is spent on a huge novelization of the game. Working on it is one of my favorite pastimes.
Also working on a Sailor Moon story. Honestly, I didn't plan this one at all, but I was reading a story and then ideas just started coming and I had to get them down on paper and it just exploded out of no where. And since they're on paper might as well share them right? I think the only sad thing to me about this, is that in a single month I have almost more Sailor Moon followers than I do Chrono Trigger after six years! Not that I'm complaining! Definitely not complaining. It's what I get for writing in a more mainstream and active fandom. Maybe I should do so more often.
I'm amazed at how much I have learned from writing stories. I've done so much research from delivering breach births to linguistics to blacksmithing techniques to living conditions of industrialization to Japanese social norms and traditions. And my writing has gotten a lot better as well as well as my appreciation for other peoples' works and ability to convey truly emotional moments. It's a versatile hobby that keeps me intellectually stimulated all the time!
I've also gotten to a point in my life where I seem to enjoy reading fan fiction more than original works. I'm not sure if this is due to the fact that I have less time or if I've just gotten lazy. But when you read fanfiction, you don't have to spend 100 pages becoming acquainted with characters and worlds. In fanfiction, you usually already know the characters and basic premise of the world they live in. This allows you to dive straight into their various human experiences. I truly believe most stories can be told in any context and I have discovered that I love adventure, satire, redemption and romance in the context of various fandoms. Especially since posting stories online gives the added bonus of being able to interact with the authors. It's a place where I can tell them my reactions, ideas, and questions to the author! I mean, who else would care about the ideas expressed in the story more than the author? And a lot of the time they even respond! And we get a great dialogue going!
I've recently been reinspired by another author on here by the name of Immatreal who has posted her tips on becoming a better writer here, which I highly recommend visiting if you're any kind of aspiring or amateur writer. After reading this essay I feel more compelled to offer detailed feedback in reviews to the other stories I read as well as inspired to look at my own works with a whole new lens.
Second favorite pastime is cross-stitching where I make old school video game sprites come alive with new and vibrant colors on canvas. You can check it out at kasienda.deviantart.com if you're interested in that sort of majorly geeky thing.