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Joined 09-10-06, id: 1131693, Profile Updated: 07-27-09
Author has written 13 stories for Dragon Ball Z.

1st May '09: It's not labourday for nothing. I'm currently working at two jobs, nursing old people and working at a bar. Especially the latter means long, underpaid days till three in the morning, but it's quite fun actually. Along with work my days are filled with college, friends and a semi-boyfriend (euw mah gowd) and writing, even though I have many ideas, is definitely put on hold for a while. But I've got an idea for this one story and I'm actually surprised at how good the plot is. I'm not going to post it anytime soon though. But I have to admit, when I see a nice review or a favourite or an alert in my inbox in the morning my hands are aching to write and post something.

30th March '09: I diagnosed myself with SAB: study-avoiding behaviour. Sabbing = to display SAB. I had to laugh at myself hard when I realised I started writing on Strangers Like Us again in another period of exams. The next exams are in being held in May and June, so you can expect another update then I suppose.

2nd Januari '09: Decided to focus on Silent Force. Found out that boredom is essential for writing and that the circumstances are always exams that are being held in a short amount of time. I thought I broke that pattern when I left high school. I hear my brain making a New Year's Resolution..

29th December '08: Almost a new year, time to clean up. I'm revising my old stories, improving the spelling, grammar, plot etc. I'll be working on that for a while and I consider deleting a few stories and re-write them, like Faith Always Brings Us Back Together, Precious Memories with Miss Jones and First Song of a Mute Swan. My toes curl when I read those, so time for some improvement. Chapter 1 of First Song is revised and improved and might be posted somewhere in 2009, if I post it at all. The Silent Force is completely revised. This all might sound ambitious, but do realise that I'll probably be gone again in a few weeks and that this somewhat active period is only temporarily. I'm actually working on a book now. Lovely, isn't it?

Almost 2009 and for a new profile it is time

Who Am I:

That's a question I've been asking myself, too. I've been an active member on this site for about two years, although, as I have a life now, I'm not as active now as I used to be. Every now and then I have the inexplicable urge to write and that's how I return to this site every few months, for about two or three weeks, maybe a month. After that my interest is sparked by something else. I've been told I'm somewhat flighty and that it is annoying. Point is that I just need to do new things every once in a while.

At the moment I'm studying history, which is fascinating. History is one of the best inspirations for new or old stories and therefore I tend to use it sometimes. I won't tell in which story or in what way, you'd have to draw parallels yourself. As you could have read on the top of this page, English is not my first language. I've grown up speaking it though, with my grandfather living in England, but it's not fluent or anything. I have much difficulty with tenses and prepositions, as you can see when you read my stories. It should be readable though.

My Writing:

The main weakness of my writing is that I never finish anything and that I tend to repeat myself. I've once re-read a few chapters of a story of mine. With the seventh chapter I thought I was reading the second. And with the eleventh chapter I thought I was reading the seventh. In the end I came to the conclusion that only about a half of the story was actually the story, the other half a load of rubbish. Maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, but I really do repeat myself a lot. Like now.

The strength of my writing is.. Well, I'll let you decide that. I can be all hysterical about a story, to find out, after a few weeks of 'it's okay but... I don't know I don't really like the plot', that the plot is, actually, quite stupid. But I do think I'm better than half of the - 'Wzzp, Gokou! Vegita sad. Shut the fck up, you fcking stupid. Gokou sad' - people on this site.

Flames:

Flames are the most ridiculous and sometimes hilarious things on this site. If it's about my stories, then at least it makes some sense. After all people might think you're a bad author. But most of the times it doesn't make sense. That's why I've disabled anonymous reviewing, because those flamers always seem to work anonymously... We wouldn't want all the seven year old kids on this site to learn new cuss words, would we? Or our IQ to drop just reading them? Just to let you all know how crazy and absolutely lunatic people can be on this site, I haven't removed those flames, so you can all marvel (or laugh perhaps?) at the stupidity of those people. Why? Just because I can.

Reviewing:

I used to read a lot on this site. But then, there was much more to read back then. There were more active authors and more updates and new stories. I think there were at least ten new updates or stories a day, in the Gohan/Videl section at least, which is still only very few if you compare it to about three or four years ago. This last year it's been a bit boring. Even if there is a good story somewhere, you'd have to look for it, and most of the times I can't make myself to read anything anyway. My course requires me to read an amount too great for it to be humanly possible to read, let alone actually get it all in your head - in my opinion that is - so in my spare time I just want to watch television or something chanceless like that.

So because I don't read anything on this site anymore, I don't review either. If there's an exceptional story though that grips me from the first line to the last, I would leave a review, and it would be honest en genuine, with constructive criticism if it's necessary. What you see is what you get. Some people might not like it. I have received harsh criticism myself, and it's always a bit hard to hear that someone thinks your product needs improvement. But I like to receive those kind of reviews rather than 5 times of 'ohhh, I love it plz update soon'. Because constructive criticism means that someone takes your work serious. And who wouldn't want that?

But then I'm probably one of the least 'active' active visitors on this site, because I really don't read anything. Actually.

Do's and Dont's:

1) Do use proper spelling and grammar.
2) Don't use excessive cusswords.
3) Do be original in your plotline or at least look for a new dimension to an idea that's been done loads of time.
4) Don't start with a major project when you haven't written anything before. Chances are you end up disliking the story because, after you've read it back, you hate your own inexperience.
5) Do let the characters develop throughout the story. That's what makes characters interesting.
6) Don't rush things just because you want to get to the climax of the story. Take your time.
7) Do make the characters real and believable. Even an amazing plotline can't help you when your readers don't understand the characters and their actions.
8) Don't use many quotes, unless they are your own. It's extremely annoying and pretentious and most of the time it doesn't even fit the context.
9) Do make sure the dialogues sound natural. Cheesy dialogues ruin the whole story if you ask me.
10) Don't make it too hard for yourself and stick with the genre of the story. A really nice mystery/suspense story can lose its charm because you try to get every joke you know in it.

Want to see a lot of dont's in a story? Read my First Song of a Mute Swan. Everything, from the spelling to the title, is bad. What can I say, I was sixteen and pretentious.

And golden rule number 1: When faced with a writers block, do absolutely continue to write. Something. Anything. Doesn't matter what, as long as you keep on writing. That's the only way to break the circle as soon as possible.

General:

Likes: Travelling, history, Harry Potter, Coldplay, Indian and Thai food, books, money, sarcasm, mystery, discussion

Dislikes: Twilight (just because of the hysteria surrounding it), people who make no sense, an empty bank account, clichés, camping, pressure, microwave food

Best quote I found on this site:

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Invictus by ljv reviews
Alternate Universe. For the getting of a kingdom. Vegeta adopts and trains Videl. A planet is regained. A prince finally becomes a king and an orphan girl becomes a queen. A mother doesn't start a war but ends it. GohanXVidel, BulXVeg, Chichi
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 55,942 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 6/29/2017 - Published: 11/2/2008 - Gohan, Bulma, Vegeta, Videl
Sinful by Goku's Daughter reviews
A story of what may occur if Raditz took Gohan as a child. Conspiracies. Murder. Abduction. Lies. Lust. Rage. AU/GV - Chapter 22: Final. “Another chance?”
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 131,919 - Reviews: 754 - Favs: 200 - Follows: 154 - Updated: 2/19/2009 - Published: 10/30/2003 - Gohan, Videl
Remember the Good Times by BlackandGray reviews
AU. Instead of being kidnapped by Piccolo, young Gohan was kidnapped by Radditz and has not been seen by his family in over thirteen years. By sheer coincidence Gohan returns home... but he has no idea who he once was or where he originally came from.
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 39,631 - Reviews: 353 - Favs: 218 - Follows: 265 - Updated: 4/18/2008 - Published: 3/26/2005 - Gohan, Videl
Tiny Little Fractures by chimney leaf reviews
Videl Satan is jokingly dared to sleep with Gohan the geek for a bet, but her feelings run deeper than anyone else can know.
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 19,974 - Reviews: 289 - Favs: 233 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 12/22/2005 - Published: 10/23/2005 - Gohan, Videl - Complete
In The Backseat by chimney leaf reviews
Videl Satan walks into her first post as a teacher expecting nothing but work, until she meets the infamous Doctor Son. Gh/Vi
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,209 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 10/4/2005 - Published: 9/4/2005 - Gohan, Videl - Complete
Predator and Prey by Psycho Ann reviews
The question is how fast would she run? AU. GhVi Yes, you're not imagining this update. Chap 14.
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 88,766 - Reviews: 694 - Favs: 367 - Follows: 173 - Updated: 8/31/2005 - Published: 10/22/2002 - Gohan, Videl
Stolen Kisses by Dark Videl reviews
Videl wanted was a new life but when she stepped foot on the new property, she met trouble. Gohan Son, warned, threatened and antagonized the stubborn beauty. Both try to keep the other from entering their heart! But will they surrender? [Dropped]
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 39,945 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 7/12/2004 - Published: 3/29/2004 - Gohan, Videl
If Skies Should Fall by Halfpenny reviews
Maybe it was best that Goku disappeared when he had. Slight AU, GokuVidel
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,611 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 15 - Published: 1/6/2004 - Goku, Videl
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The Silent Force reviews
Videl has been captured by the Saiyans, who fight a bitter war with the Earthlings. She is kept as a prisoner of war at Vegeta's court and guarded by a mysterious man known as the Praetorian. As dark romance blossoms, a silent force lingers.. Gohan/Videl
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 13 - Words: 27,159 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 7/27/2009 - Published: 5/28/2007 - Gohan, Videl
Strangers Like Us reviews
Gohan X Videl It's a highschool fic. Follow Videl as she tries to uncover the secrets of the enigma called Gohan, finding the most unexpected, infuriating, insufferable but unmistakably the most heavenly feeling called love along the way...
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 52,959 - Reviews: 218 - Favs: 183 - Follows: 196 - Updated: 3/23/2009 - Published: 7/17/2007 - Gohan, Videl
King's Night reviews
I woke up with a head twice its size. I had a hangover. I didn't know what happened the last night, until I saw an obviously male leg sticking out of my sheets' The morning after King's Night, Videl wakes up with a man in her bed. The man is... Gohan?
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,892 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 13 - Published: 7/10/2008 - Gohan, Videl - Complete
To Saai Vallei reviews
My entry for the SweetestIrony contest. Videl and Gohan are going to the most horrible holiday destination imaginable. Even the Lonely Planet can't save them from boredom. How will they survive the week? Warning: suggestions
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,805 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/29/2008 - Gohan, Videl - Complete
A Lovestory reviews
It always starts with a lovestory...Gohan/Videl, sad ending, but don't let that spoil the fun
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,268 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 6/8/2008 - Published: 2/14/2007 - Gohan, Videl
Wings of My Flight reviews
Videl's never felt like this before. How could she, it was the first time she experienced love. And first loves leave the deepest impressions...
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,808 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/27/2008 - Videl, Gohan - Complete
Choices Of The Heart reviews
Gohan and Videl's ways separate. He goes to college, she goes travelling for a year. But does Gohan truly choose what he wants the most? Or does he let the person he loves the most go without a fight?
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,592 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/25/2008 - Gohan, Videl - Complete
It's Me, Dumbass! reviews
Erasa likes Gohan, Gohan likes Erasa... only Videl is really the Erasa Gohan likes so much. Confusing? Read the story then...
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,043 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 15 - Published: 4/9/2008 - Gohan, Videl
We Stand Forever reviews
A story about the last days of the Saiyan race. They have been oppressed, they have been ridiculed and humiliated, they have been used and abused, and now it comes to an end in a final battle in which they fight for their ideals. One last revolution...
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,181 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/5/2008 - Bardock, Frieza
Pilgrimage reviews
One-shot He walks his path. Not knowing where it's leading to, Piccolo follows the path that was made by Kami's footsteps. On a pilgrimage. Not knowing it leads him to an experience he shall never forget.
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,162 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/22/2008 - Piccolo - Complete
The First Song of a Mute Swan reviews
GohanVidel Taking place in an alternate universe, Gohan is the mighty general of the Saiyans, and his soul purpose is fighting for glory. Untill he meets the love of his life. But can love be misplaced? Ch.20: In the Den of a Hungry Lion
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 78,484 - Reviews: 260 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 7/29/2007 - Published: 10/1/2006 - Gohan, Videl
Precious Memories With Miss Jones reviews
Title's just weird, but will make sense if you read it... Gohan X Videl... Just hours after the death of Buu, Videl's at home again, contemplating about life and love. This summary is not good... [oneshot]
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,309 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/11/2007 - Gohan, Videl - Complete
Fate Always Brings Us Back Together reviews
Gohan X Videl Imagine, you would have to choose between a deep friendship or a love that could even be stronger than that, at the risk of loosing all you had with that person. What choice would you make?
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,235 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 3/19/2007 - Published: 3/8/2007 - Gohan, Videl