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Author has written 15 stories for Road Rovers, Sonic the Hedgehog, Hanna-Barbera, Danger Rangers, Garfield, Extinctioners, Jungle Book, Transformers/Beast Wars, Disney, His Dark Materials, and Ultimate Spider-Man.
Your friendly neighborhood writer here! The stories I write tend to be for canons that are either fairly obscure or just not very popular. I view fanfiction as practice for my original ideas, and it’s paid off I feel. It’s also just a really fun (but challenging) hobby!
I especially love focusing on characters that are generally maligned/or ignored by the fanbase/canon, because characters like these tend to have stronger personalities then the main/more popular characters do, and I enjoy seeing what makes them tick. No offense, but I’ve come to notice that in a number of fictional works, the main hero and their love interest(s) are often pretty uninteresting, and in some cases annoying even. Or, in cases where they don’t fall into either of those categories, fans tend to make them that way (this happens to so many Disney characters, like Elsa or Nick Wilde). It’s pretty weird seeing people worship villains who’ve literally murdered people in cold blood while at the same time despising characters whose worst crimes are simply being socially inept, cowardly, too “feminine”, or what have you. But clearly it’s easier for most people to just bash characters instead of trying to figure out ways to improve on them or make them work for their stories. I don’t have any respect for writers like that or those who play favorites with the cast. My friends and I have had loads of fun revamping unpopular characters/or making them evolve beyond the limitations of the source material. I encourage everyone to try this! Undeveloped characters are like seeds: you can take them and grow them into something really awesome -- if you just take the time and care to do so.
I am one of “those” people, who, if I notice a problem within canon – a plot hole, an inconsistency of some kind, a character(s) who’s just a little too perfect, etc., then I will comment on and address the issue in my work. I don’t feel that doing so makes me any less of a “true fan” or something. Honestly, most media isn’t without flaw. Some other writing-related pet peeves of mine's (aside from the aforementioned character bashing), includes characters acting out of character for no good reason, authors power tripping through their pet characters (see: Tails in the Sonic fandom, Spider-Man, Naruto in… well, Naruto, etc), and infidelity being shown in a positive light, and I make a conscious effort to avoid such things in my own work.
Please feel free to review my work -- I wholeheartedly accept constructive criticism, as I'm always looking to improve my storytelling skills. Flames and just plain moronic reviews however, are not welcome and will be deleted without response.
There are some things I keep getting asked about that I'm going to clear up here:
"Will you roleplay with me?" Sorry, but unless I personally know you, I'm afraid the answer's no. I've simply had too many negative experiences roleplaying with strangers before. It's also puzzling that people want me to play characters I don't write about and don't even have any interest in (IE: Rouge and Amy Rose).
"Do you beta/Will you read my story?" No. For one I don't have the time to these days. I've been helping friends and a select few others with their stories and such, but that's the extent of my beta-ing activities. Plus, I got sick and tired of being asked to read and praise stories that were either really bad/or the author approached the cast in a way I hated.
"Are you ever going to finish [story title]?" Yes! I will never abandon a story. I've had ideas I've started on and then dropped for whatever reasons, but those stories were never publicly posted anywhere. If I haven't updated something in a long time, it's because I either don't have the muse for it, more interested in another fandom at the moment, or both. They'll be returned to at some point.
"Join my forum!" No. This is something else I've had bad experiences with. While an admin may have good intentions, the forums on this site are almost always unwelcoming to the point of hostility towards newcomers.
Regarding anonymous reviews on my work: Since we're technically not supposed to reply to them within the stories themselves anymore, I will be answering any questions or the like over at my blogger account instead.
And speaking of reviewing... This won't make me any friends here, but I feel it has to be said. Reviewing for strangers is generally no longer enjoyable for me and something I find myself slipping further and further away from doing. This idea that readers are obligated to review authors who completely ignore them and in some cases act like they're owed something by readers, or worse yet, turn out to either be complete jerks or a few trees short of forest, is frankly frustrating. On the other hand we have people who've had honest-to-goodness meltdowns simply because I gave them honest reviews (which a number of them asked for in advance, I'd like to point out). I've found that if want to be critical of a story, I have to go the anonymous route.
Do I think everyone here is like that? No. But I think a good number are. This isn't to say I've stopped reviewing period -- if I like a story well enough and want to show my support for the writer I will. And of course I review for friends. But in general? Nope. I have my own stuff to work on and don't have time to stroke delicate little egos.
If you can't stand it when authors have ridiculously long profiles because they think it's cute to copy and paste every witticism, list, and statistic into their profile, then please, by all means copy and paste this sentiment into what I'm sure is a blissfully short profile.
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