Author has written 17 stories for Tales of Symphonia, Fire Emblem, Minecraft, AIR, Naruto, Clannad, Puella Magi Madoka Magica/魔法少女まどか★マギカ, and Angel Beats!/エンジェルビーツ.
Err, hi. Welcome to my humble cyber-adobe.
I'll keep this brief. You can probably tell by my pen name, but I'm Melodic Shadows, or MS for short. (Not the disease, please.)
I...guess you could call me a writer. I'm attending college as a freshman, I'm an English major...but my writing is different. I don't like standard stories of plots and cliche endings and perdictable plot twists. It gets boring seeing the hero riding into the sunset every single time.
The way I see it, I'm an introspective writer. I take angles not normally seen and expand upon them, I take characters that one would pass without a second glance and turn the spotlight on their issues, long forgotten by people as the plot progresses. I give light to those shrouded in darkness.
Now, whether I do it successfully or not is an entirely different story. Saying this doesn't make me a good writer. I like to think I'm okay at it, but inspiration is just so hard to come by these days.
Concerning my actual life, I'm what you'd call a loner. I have friends, I have (kind of) a life, but my favorite time-passer is sitting at home just thinking and jotting down ideas and questions. Don't worry if I'm extremely quiet or talk like some philosophic 40 year old (as four people have put it... >_>), its just me being extremely, extremely shy. Once I know you, I change pretty quick.
Thats about all I really know what to tell you guys. The rest of me is pretty boring, to say the least. Hopefully my writing brings some life to the fanfiction universe we know of.
I've recently watched Puella Magi Madoka Magica. And my thoughts below contain some major spoilers.It'll shed some light on my future writing, but you have been warned about spoilers.
Gen Urobuchi once said: “In order to write a perfect ending for a story you have to twist the laws of cause and effect, reverse black and white, and even possess a power to move in the opposite direction from the rule of the universe. Only a heavenly and chaste soul that can sing carols of praise towards humanity can save the story. To write a story with a perfect ending is a double challenge to the author's body and soul.
Gen Urobuchi had lost that power. It still hasn't recovered. The 'tragedy syndrome' is still continuing within me. Is this a terminal disease? Should I give up on the pure 'warrior of love' that I've longed for?”
Urobuchi-san...the warrior of love may exist. The power of hope, the timeless castes of an infinite void...not all of them can lead to the same conclusion. The fruits of labor cannot be held together without a basket, and I believe you have simply forgotten the basket. Without that, everything...everyone, goes in a different direction.
What is a human without friends? Is it wrong, to stand on our own? Perhaps it is not, but to do so with the avenues of hope, friendship, and change, beckoning towards us...how can one not accept?
I have a goal, Urobichu-san...I want to place that hope into this anime. Through my writing, I want to express the hopes, the souls, the lives of those that gave to despair. There is nothing wrong with standing on your own, but there is no shame in leaning on your friends.
Maybe it's my hopeful optimism. Perhaps it's just my ridiculous idealist tendancies. But I still believe that no life should be born for the sole purpose of dying. And though I love the anime for what it has done, the thought of those tragic deaths, lingering despite the change of the new world, the supposed “happy ending”...the thought is too much to bear.
I will write. And any Puella Magi fic I write that follows this ideal will be under the “Shine” timeline.
Because we all need a glimmering light of hope to look up to.
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