Author has written 5 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 I fell into the Sailor Moon fandom a few years ago. I watched the Sailor Moon anime (with my sister again!) and I remember waiting anxiously forever for new episodes of the Black Moon Arc to come to the US. And while waiting, my sister and I would take turns making up what we thought was going to happen next. Honestly, I didn't plan to start writing in this fandom 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? And once I had one story, I just kept getting more ideas! I think I just love the dual identities theme. I'm kinda a "reveal moment" junkie AND I love the dynamic of past life baggage so this fandom is just a perfect medium for a lot of my crazy ideas.
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!
If you're looking to improve your writing I have three tips! 1) Write what you know, what you have experienced yourself. 2) Read a LOT. Find stories and authors that you like and take notes on their style and technique. 3) Read about writing! Another author on here by the name of Immatreal 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.
I used to be really good about writing reviews for others and better about updating my stories more often, but I had a baby about a year ago who also has some pretty intense medical needs and I just don't have nearly as much time to leave my essays of feedback or write chapters. I still write though - I think it's become one of ways I process events in my own life - by turning them into a story. And I still write down a few notes in review, especially if your story is amazing but has some obvious areas that can be improved. I just can't let stuff like that slide! It must be the teacher in me!
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. There's definitely lots of Chrono Trigger work here, but recently I did a little chibi Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask. So cute!