Author has written 8 stories for Fire Emblem, and Final Fantasy VII.
Hello, good day to you all. I am known as "kageshoujo" in the online world, but I also go by the name Aki, (a shortened form of "Jakilyn", my real name). Currently I am a fresh-grad student of Hotel and Restaurant Services, living in the Philippines. A few months after I write this down you might find me serving your food or favorite pastry in a a coffee shop or restaurant. Most people here know me for the Fire Emblem community, and for two fanfics in said community: The Journey for Fire Emblem 7 and Bern for Fire Emblem 6, both which star my OC, Kumiko.
Writing is a hobby and outlet of sorts for me. Usually, I would be caught looking at mid-air and thinking about a plot twist to add to my stories. If not for that, I am dabbling in my other (many) hobbies: art, painting, cosplay, clay sculpting, baking, cooking and the like.
I am a pretty domesticated person. While I enjoy shopping and hanging out with girlfriends and having coffee out while holding shopping bags, a lot of days I also cannot be bothered to leave the house and would rather stay at home engrossed in my hobbies.
"The Journey" and "Bern" are both long endeavors--I have trouble writing anything short. If you ask me to do a one-shot, I'll be up all day, never leaving the computer, because my one-shots would have to run around 4000 words or something. Therefore I admire people who can write short pieces but still leave a good impression and get their point through. I tend to babble and talk much in real life, which may be a sign of why I write too much.
I adore the Fire Emblem series (if it isn't obvious yet). I write actively and draw actively for the series, however, I am not one person you would find on the forums discussing or talking about it. Rarely do I do that, though I do visit the forums to read on and get inspired. However, I adore the FE community--the fans are so awesome--but I tend to be slow when it comes to talking in real time and find myself un-witty. I fear saying something stupid. Therefore I am frequently scared of having to chat with my online buddies in real time.
However, feel free to message me if you have any concerns! I will more than happily respond to messages about Reffie, Fire Emblem, baking, whatever.
I adore original characters. Who doesn't? Oh, wait, there are those who don't. The reason is the existence of too-many poorly written OCs, and most people would say, upon seeing that a fic has an OC in it: "Oh, here we go again. Yay. Another Sue." I have my doses of poorly written characters too and have gotten a saner hold on characterization only by experience and trial and error and a lot of critique. My fics are OC-ladden, so I have all the opportunity to fail and mess up with each new chapter I write. But I try my best not to. I figure the best way to not mess-up would be to study people closely in real life. If you need help with original characters, I'd be willing to help out and answer a few questions or two or evaluate your character.
NOTE TO MY READERS:
Hello. It's been a long while and the writings I am actively known for, "The Journey" and "Bern" from the Fire Emblem fandom, have not been updated in a while. I've been busy with real life. There does come a time when other things have to give because you have to take on other things that matter more that moment. It doesn't mean I've given up on my endeavors for those fics, though--I would love to see them through to the end, but it will not be pretty--it will take a long while.
And so I just want to thank all the readers who've been with me since day one, and witnessed my writing mature over time. Through the rewrites and updates I've done when I grew irritated of my old crappy work. To those who've critiqued me and praised me as well. Your reviews were always my inspiration. I've met so many online pals thanks to this. It's surprising commenting on artwork in deviantArt and having someone reply to me and say, "Oh my gosh, you're the writer of The Journey in fanfic, I never noticed! I've been reading your work!" Things like those make my day, and give me determination not to give up on my fics.
I love all your reviews, and appreciate all of them. One day I'll be back for good.
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