Author has written 17 stories for His Dark Materials, Fire Emblem, Baten Kaitos, Digimon, Golden Sun, and Radiant Historia.
You are nature's greatest miracle.
When hydrogen atoms, helium atoms, and particles that were not yet given a name burst into light, against all mathematical probability, the universe was born. In a burst of tremendous force, the laws of the universe were created and the first stars twinkled their light upon the vast darkness. Gravity pulled objects to each other and the first galaxies were formed. Within those galaxies, systems began to develop and on those few chunks of rock that were at JUST the right distance away from the heat of the stars, on a specific tiny little asteroid elements previously unnamed: carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and more, created an atmosphere, protecting that tiny planet from the heat of the sun and the cold, dark universe. The planet cooled, volcanos stilled, the earth stabilized. Water formed, then oxygen, then Life. And from those first primitive forms of life came billions of years of evolution. And then at the end of nature's great ingenuity, the first sentient life stepped forth upon this earth and that first human soul leapt in joy at the beauty of nature. Then more souls occupied the earth. Man began to populate the earth, subdue nature, and add a new creativity to the universe: the creativity of man. And then, from hundreds of years of barbarity and civility, after thousands of wars, thousands of battles, millions of acts of love and heroism, after the history of man, came you.
You are the result of thousands of mathematical impossibilities. You are the goal of billions of years of evolution. From the seemingly random genius of Nature, you were born. And before you, there was no you. No one on this earth ever walked, talked, looked, thought, exactly like you. No one on this earth can ever imitate your likeness. No one on this earth will ever have your soul, your gifts, your intelligence.
You are unique. You are rare. And rare, unique things have value. Does not every blade of grass contribute to the planets ecosystem? How much more valuable are you than a blade of grass! You are not a tree; you can walk and move and speak in a language all your own. You are not a beast; you can communicate more than just cries of survival and life and death. You can express a vast range of emotions that no other beast can imitate. You can cry, you can laugh, you can create.
You are the most precious created being of God Himself.
Waste not this life you have. Waste not your gifts, your talents. You were not formed in God's image simply so that you can walk in the darkness of mediocrity. God created you for greatness. He created you to be the best you to ever walk on this planet.
You are nature's greatest miracle.
So, have faith. In yourself, in your life, in your Creator. Have faith and go forth.
My view on Reviews:
I love reviews as much as the next guy. Really. But I write because I love it. I write because the games/cartoons/books/whatever really inspire me and I want to write about it. So, drop me a review, definitely! I'm putting this on my profile because I want you all to know that I love reviews. Really, I do. But I will never beg, never bribe, never take up thirty lines in an author's note asking for a review. I won't write for the publicity. I won't write for the hits. I won't write for the reviews. I write because I want to and that's all.
Current song that I think you all should REALLY listen to:
Mystery of Our Day
(Still I never wanted to live in such fear of the unknown...)
I believe fics are supposed to be nostalgic and are meant to make you fall in love with the original game/book/anime/what-have-you all over again. Oftentimes, this is contingent on how well the author portrays the characters. Saying that, OOCness is a big issue for me. An author must stay true to the original character's persona, otherwise it stops becoming fanfiction and simply becomes fiction. Many times, I have encountered this issue when it comes to pairings and (I shudder to think about it) love triangles. Romance is hard to write. Love triangles are even harder. Not saying you shouldn't try, but at least try to have a firm understanding of the characters involved. It'll help you become a better writer, overall, too.
(Note: this only applies to fics that uses the characters from the original. Not fics that use OCs to try to portray a different POV from that world/universe)
I must admit, I've read many fics that were beautifully written, yet characters were completely misunderstood. This tends to put me in a hard place. I'm thankful that I was able to experience such great talent, but maybe it's not appropriate for this website. Then again, I love the diversity of this site and, I guiltily admit, I often forgive OOCness in favor of thoughtful writing. I hope you all can forgive me for my hypocrisy as well.
Now that I've said all that, I love AUs. Lots of people don't and I understand why. But I think playing around with a character we all know and love, put 'em in a different universe, and the writer really grows in their understanding of the character and increases their overall ability to analyze a fictional persona. This, in turn, helps a writer's ability to develop character, plot, and allows opportunity for the writer to learn how to make a story flow. I understand that this would be ideal and many AUs don't have that kind of thought put behind it, but the sentiment is there, can't we all agree?
I do support all pairings because I believe everyone has a right to their own opinion. However, I also believe that these characters are fictional. Therefore, I do not find it strange that I enjoy multiple Mia (from Golden Sun) pairings. Nor do I find it strange that while I may find certain pairings to be less than appealing, someone else in the world may have that pairing as their OTP. Such is life, and I support their opinion.
Golden Sun: Isaac/Jenna, Felix/Sheba, Garet/Mia, Ivan/Sheba, Isaac/Mia, Felix/Mia, Piers/Mia
Dark Dawn: (I consider this separate because Dark Dawn has so many new characters) Matthew/Sveta, Matthew/Karis, Tyrell/Karis
NOTE: I love Eoleo/Himi family fluff. You know, like, stupid uncle doting on wonderful niece kind of thing?
Tales Of Symphonia: Lloyd/Colette , Genis/Presea, Sheena/Zelos
Tales of the Abyss: Luke/Tear, Natalia/Guy, Natalia/Asch, Anise/Ion
Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken: Jaffar/Nino, Eliwood/Ninian, Eliwood/Lyn, Hector/Lyn, Hector/Florina, Lyn/Rath, Erk/Serra, Rebecca/Wil, Priscilla/Guy, Priscilla/Heath
Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones: Eirika/Seth, Ephraim/Tana, Innes/Vanessa, Innes/L'arachel, Gilliam/Syrene, Kyle/Syrene, Amelia/Franz, Colm/Neimi, Joshua/Natasha, Artur/Lute
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance AND Radiant Dawn: Ike/Elincia, Soren/Ilyana, Mist/Rolf, Mist/Boyd, Astrid/Makalov, Calill/Largo, Calill/Geoffrey, Lucia/Bastian, Sothe/Micaiah, Lethe/Ranulf, Leanne/Naesala
Digimon (seasons 1/2): Takeru/Hikari, Taichi/Sora, Yamato/Mimi, Jyou/Mimi, Yamato/Sora
Digimon Tamers: Takato/Juri, Ryou/Rika
Baten Kaitos (Origins and Eternal Wings): Kalas/Xelha, one-sided Kalas/Melodia, Gibari/Anna, and Sagi/Milly
The World Ends With You: Neku/Shiki
Radiant Historia: Stocke/Raynie, Rosch/Sonja
Pokémon Special:Red/Yellow, Gold/Crystal, Ruby/Sapphire, Diamond/Platina, Black/White, Blue (girl)/Green (boy), Blue (girl)/Silver
Pokémon (video games): Red/Leaf, Leaf/Blue, Lyra/Ethan, Lyra/Silver, May/Brendan, Dawn/Lucas, Hilda/Hilbert, Cheren/Bianca, Nate/Rosa, Nate/Yancy, Rosa/Curtis
One Piece: All of 'em. Haha. No, let me explain. I like thinking of the Straw Hats to be more of a family than anything else. Sure, I like Nami/Luffy just as much as the next guy, but I think the Straw Hats hold a bond much too intimate and powerful to really permit just two people to belong together. Honestly, I'll be really happy if everyone in the Straw Hats die without getting married, but staying on the Thousand Sunny to be with each other forever. I don't usually say this about a fictional story (I'm a sucker for romance), but the Straw Hats' familial ties is just too beautiful to tarnish it with romantic love. There. My piece is said. Now I need to wait for the next 60 volumes and 500 episodes to finally finish the series xD
and probably more.
Some quotes that mean a lot to me:
Scrolls from Og Mandino's The Greatest Salesman in the World:
1) "Today I begin a new life"
2) "I will greet this day with love in my heart."
3) "I will persist until I succeed."
4) "I am nature's greatest miracle."
5) "I will live this day as if it is my last."
6) "Today I will be master of my emotions."
7) "I will laugh at the world."
8) "Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold."
9) "I will act now."
10) "Help this humble salesman. Guide me, God."
"This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. What I do today is important because I am trading a day of my life for it. I want it to be a gain, not loss; good, not evil; success, not failure, in order that I may not regret the price I paid for it. May I have sufficient courage and wisdom that this shall be my record for today."
"I can accept failure. Everybody fails at something. I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan
Thanks for reading my profile and see you around! :D
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