Author has written 5 stories for Avatar: Last Airbender, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, and Rurouni Kenshin.
Gender: Genderqueer (which means, for those unaccustomed with the various LGBTQ terms, that I prefer not to define myself based strictly on the norms which describe the natures of 'female' or 'male' genders. Basically I'm caught in a very undefined area, somewhere in my own little cozy niche)
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio (with Cancer Rising, I think); Earth Dragon.
Date of Birth: 5th of November 1988 - the fact that my birthday coincides with the celebration of the English House of Parliament's 'almost been blown sky-high by Guy Fawkes' incident greatly amuses me.
Place of Birth: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova (still a part of the USSR at the time of my birth).
Current Residence: Bucharest, Romania (eastern part of Central Europe, for those curious enough).
Favorite Authors: Mircea Eliade, Mircea Cărtărescu, Vladimir Tismăneanu, George Bălan, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Emily Dickinson, Salman Rushdie, G.R.R. Martin, Steven Erikson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Germaine Greer.
Favorite Anime Series: Rurouni Kenshin, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, FLCL, Excel Saga, Basara, Galaxy Express 999, Millennial Queen (basically almost any title created by the great Leiji Matsumoto), Astro Boy (the same applying for works by Osamu Tezuka), Yu-Gi-Oh DM/GX, Peace-Maker Kurogane, Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex.
Other Miscellaneous Fandoms: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Oban Star-Racers, Guild Wars.
Favorite Ships: Ah, the part that seems to be so emphasized and held in high regard on this site... Well, I'm sorry if I end up disappointing someone, but I don't really have any ships that can be called my 'all-time-favorites', since I will read damn near anything that my eyes fall on (as long as it's a decently well-written piece, of course, because the quagmire of mangled grammar and mutilated sentences which makes up around fifty-percent of all writings on this site has left me scarred for life). The same principle is applied to types of couplings - I can read het, yaoi and yuri with equal ease and none of these three can claim to be my first or only preference. When it comes down to romance, I'm not picky in any shape, manner or form.
Gripes with The Fandom:
I. If one were to ask me what I simply cannot stand about fan-fiction and the fan-community in general, that answer would be a very simple one - any kind of character bashing. While I understand that opinions, preferences and tastes are as varied as the people roaming around under the sun, a certain dislike for a character still does not warrant a thorough lampooning of said character in a story - especially if the author ends up mutilating that particular character's personality, in order to needlessly exaggerate the traits that he/she finds intolerable.
However, the most frequent instances of character bashing that I have come across have been done in shipping fics - often in the case of a well-established or almost-cannon couple, where one half (usually the female one - why does that not surprise me, hmm?) is characterized in an pointedly negative manner - or simply killed off with little to no logical reason - in order to greatly ease the construction of the author's own favorite ship.
While messing around with canon in all sorts of bizarre ways is perfectly fine by me (hell, I've made a habit out of it XD) I usually draw the line at the needless bashing of characters solely because the author sees them as a threat to his/her particular preferences.
II. Addendum -- second pet-peeve, in all matters related to fan-fiction: using its status as a fan-created work in order to justify shoddy writing/plotting/characterization. I have lost track of the number of times I have heard the excuse 'but it's FAN-fiction, so I can write whatever I want.' True, but only up to a certain point. No one is stopping you from writing everything that comes to your mind, but expecting people to actually applaud and praise a piece that flies in the face of both common-sense and all previously stated canon facts is outright stupidity. Twisting the facts presented by the original source in question, in order to suit personal interests may not infringe upon any law (save for copyright, but that's an entirely different debacle...) but it does serve to deeply annoy those who actually care for writing that is faithful to the starting material, in lieu of works that hold almost no resemblance to it, aside from bearing its name and taking place in a vaguely similar world.
Bottom-line: it may be fan-fiction, but that certainly does not make it exempt from either the classic rigors of proper writing or the limits and boundaries established by the material upon which it is based.
Blossoms and Shadows - The blood-stained blade, the wise gaze, the old sorrows and the journey for atonement belong to a swordswoman unlike any other. In times of great change, social norms are as nothing and the willing must carry the burden. A story exploring the 'what if' scenario of Himura Kenshin having been a woman in the blood-stained Bakumatsu and the shifting times of the Meiji era. Also a response to the other Rurouni Kenshin gender-bender stories which go out of their way to avoid writing about same-sex relationships between women. (AU/Historical Drama/Romance)
Avatar: The Last Airbender
The Game of Death - In a world torn to shreds by war, a Waterbender Healer's mercy for a man who has allowed himself to descend into madness will become the herald of change. Can two old enemies find any measure of forgiveness and redemption, in a world filled with hatred? Zutara, Zujin (AU/Drama/Romance/Horror)
We Are Born Innocent - Even when he lay on his deathbed, feeling the flames consuming him from the inside, his thoughts invariably turned to the two women who had helped shape his destiny - one who had brought him in the world and the other who would take him out of it. (Psychological Drama/Spiritual/Tragedy)
Katabasis - Tormented by the past he never suspected and by a guardian that he had unwittingly condemned to a fiery disintegration, Judai Yuki is being pulled deeper and deeper under the thrall of the Supreme King prophecy. When the time comes, a very different Yuki will step through the Duel Academia's doors. (AU/Dark Drama/Spiritual)
Fragments of a Bent Horizon -Fifty pieces of reality from the world of Katabasis. Sometimes, the best intentions lead only to suffering and the early death of innocence. There is a fine line to be walked between emotional catatonia and complete madness. (AU/Drama/Spiritual/Friendship)
A note to the Star Wats fandom:
I have deleted all of my Star Wars stories on this site and everywhere else on the web. I apologize to those who were following them and waiting for updates, but all desire to write for this fandom has fled me for almost three years. The reason is George Lucas' stance in regards to certain social issues, especially the rule that no same-sex relationships be depicted in the Star Wars universe. Now, I'm well aware that some will be less than forgiving of me mixing politics, social issues and a hobby like writing, but in my mind all of these issues are interlocked and serve to influence each other. I cannot, in good conscience, support, condone, celebrate or continue to be the fan of a work written by a man who would explicitly exclude an entire subset of individuals from his universe in the grand chase for the almighty dollar (search for the whole debacle with the Juhani character in Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic and he retconning of a race's entire history in part due to a same-sex relationship written in the extended universe materials). Just as I refuse to support authors like Orson Scott-Card due to his homophobic stances, so I refuse to continue supporting George Lucas and his creations.
We are not something shameful, to be swept under the rug and never be allowed to see the light of day, either in fiction or reality.