Author has written 19 stories for Alvin and the chipmunks, My Little Pony, Family Guy, Littlest Pet Shop, Over the Hedge, and Franklin.
Why do you keep deleting your stories only to reupload them again?
Some of you may be confused as to why I created an account on this site as far back as October of 2007 and why I am just now beginning to post stories. To my recollection, this has happened twice.
The first time this happened was back in 2009. I made the fatal mistake of asking an English teacher of mine to read a story I had uploaded onto this site, only for her to alert my school principal about it. Long story short, I was suspended from school, required to go to therapy, and my brother logged otno my account and deleted my stories at the request of my mother and therapist.
The second time this happened was fairly recently. Basically what happened was that a group of people started going around on the Internet spreading rumors about me and telling various people that I was posing as three to five different people on this site, despite the fact that they had no evidence to back up their claims and any evidence that they did have could have easily been explained away using logic and sound reasoning. The people I was accused of being were Marsha Kerr, Tony Greyfox, and someone who has been leaving anonymous reviews on my stories who goes by the name of Shadow Riders. Anyone who came to my defense was accused of being me. Even some of my friends who defended me were accused of being me and that I was simply using a different “alias” whenever these defenses would come up. Long story short, my account was suspended. Due to lack of Internet access, I didn't know when the suspension was over, so by the time I got back online, I logged onto my profile to find that somebody had hacked into my account and deleted my stories. I pray to God that this is the last time this incident will occur. Just to be on the safe side, I am using a password for my username on my computer.
The guilty parties who accused me of being several people on this site will tell you to your face that I am merely making up stories (for example, they will tell you that my story Write a Story, Go to Jail,whichis based on my misadventures in high school, is nothing but me spouting B.S.) and that I am posing as “Marsha Kerr” and “Tony Greyfox” just to compliment or bash my own writing. This is not true, and the guilty parties have no evidence to confirm this. I will not give out names, but let's just say that the guilty parties know who they are. They, among several other people, have made the claim that I pose as Marsha Kerr and Tony Greyfox and post nasty reviews on my own stories just to get sympathy and/or attention. No, I'm not kidding. People have actually said this to me.
Why do some people seem to think that you're Marsha Kerr and/or Tony Greyfox?
As I stated above, I have limited access to the Internet right now. Because of this, I will sometimes rely on friends to help me update my stories. One of these people is Marhsa Kerr, but we're not exactly friends seeing as how she thinks I suck at writing. However, she was kind enough to help me update my stories whenever I asked her to. On one such story, she left a nasty review underneath my name. It turns out she forgot to log out of my account once she was done, so she backtracked and posted the review yet again. Some people took this to mean that I was posing as not only Smitty91, but also as Marsha Kerr.
Some people also tend to believe that I am also Tony Greyfox simply because the two of us seem to have the same characters. Let me state right now that the only similarities between our characters are their names and species. You people probably know these characters as Erik and Colin.
It was in early 2009 that I was contacted by Greyfox via email. He stated that someone (I'm not sure who) had given him a link to my account on this site and he requested that I no longer use his Colin and Erik characters. Doing research on this guy got me in trouble at school because the story of his that I had printed off had adult content. My research didn't turn up any sufficient evidence that I had stolen his characters. Again, aside from their names and species, his Erik and Colin characters and mine are vastly different.
How are your characters different from Tony Greyfox's?
From what I understand, in Tony Greyfox's stories, Erik and Colin are furries. For those of you who don't know what a furry is, it's basically a human-animal hybrid (kind of like Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipettes). In my stories, Erik and Colin are regular animals. Also worthy of note is the fact that my characterization of Erik and Colin is vastly different from Tony Greyfox's.
For one thing, in my stories Erik is a very shy, overweight skunk who has extreme self-esteem issues. In Tony Greyfox's stories, Erik is portrayed as a young skunk fur who is fairly confident and has had a decent amount of relationships throughout the years. In Tony Greyfox's stories, Colin is portrayed very much the same way. Though Tony's descriptions of these two characters isn't very detailed, from what I can gather, Erik is taller than Colin and Colin is a gray raccoon fur with hazel eyes.
Erik and Colin are enver given a real backstory in Tony Greyfox's stories. In my stories, Erik's backstory is that he was depressed at a young age because of his workaholic mother neglecting him and forcing him to watch over his baby sister, Marshmallow. Bullied and teased on a daily basis, it became too much for Erik and he finally decided to take his own life. While doing research for a history project in the Vancouver General Library, he bumped into Colin, who was also doing research for the same project. The pair teamed up on the project and became fast friends. Colin's backstory is basically that he was homeless, stealing whatever he needed to survive, before meeting Erik and being taken in by Erik's family. Not much else is known about him than that. Also in my stories, Colin's actual parents are never brought up or discussed, neither are the fathers of Erik or Marshmallow. In Tony Greyfox's stories, both Erik and Colin's parents are brought up. Examples are in his stories A Night with Friends and Just a Splash, both of which you can find on his Fur Affinity page.
Tony Greyfox makes no mention of any of my other characters in his stories (Renee, Marshmallow, Rita, Tom, Nathan, Natalie, Marty, Artie, JC, Joanna, Rebecca, Mimi, Marty, Cody, Saul, Serena, etc). Given that I am absolutely in love with my characters (and my friends can attest to this LOL), if I was indeed Tony Greyfox, wouldn't it make sense that I would include my other characters and not just talk about Erik and Colin all of the time?
The timeline in my stories is also completely different than that of Tony Greyfox's as well. For example, in Tony Greyfox's story Study Session, Erik and Colin meet for the first time while both are in college. Again, we are given no background on either of these two characters. In my stories, Erik and Colin met at a very early age, at seven years old, in fact. The two of them have been best friends since then, raising Marshmallow together and discovering life's ups and downs as they grow up.
Why is it in almost all of your stories, your original characters are part of the main cast?
I do realize that this irking almost everyone and I can understand why. In a show like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic or Alvin and the Chipmunks, original characters are extremely hard to pull off and pull off well. The goal with original characters is to make them unique, likeable, and, most importantly, make it seem as if they actually fit in with the other characters and the universe that they inhabit. In both Alvin and the Chipmunks and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, this is hard to do, especially since sentient, anthropomorphic animal characters don't normally exist in either universe. (To put it more bluntly, we are aware that cows are sentient in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, but the pets of the Mane Six aren't sentient.)
Also, understand that I have been writing about my original characters since 2005, almost ten years now, so it's extremely hard for me to write a story, no matter what franchise, and not include them. As I have said, I am practically in love with them. They're like members of my own family.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing ever since I was ten, so I have been writing for the past thirteen years (2001-2014).
What stuff do you write about?
Whatever piques my interest, really: childhood abuse, eating disorders, rape, addiction, various mental and behavioral disorders, and anything else that I can think of. I do have a few fetishes and I do have a tendency to include these in my stories as well. Most of my characters have at least a fetish or two.
Have you gotten any novels published?
I do have two novels published, but neither one of them have been a financial success. If you would like to read them, please leave me your email in a PM and I will be more than happy to email you a copy of either one.
Are you just going to write material for Alvin and the Chipmunks or do you plan on writing material for other franchises?
I am trying to branch out and write material for franchises other than Alvin and the Chipmunks. For example, you will see that I have posted some fanfiction for both My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Littlest Pet Shop. Look forward to more in the future.
What are some of your favorite movies/TV shows?
To be honest, I don't really watch that much television. I prefer books instead, but I do watch some TV shows. Most of what I watch are reruns of my favorite shows: Family Guy, South Park, King of the Hill, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Littlest Pet Shop, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Chip 'N' Dale's Rescue Rangers, and American Dad.
As for movies, my favorite movies are a little more diverse: Ice Age, Over the Hedge, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Black Dog, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Road to El Dorado, The Prince of Egypt, Joseph: King of Dreams, Jesus (starring Jeremy Sisto),the Saw seriesthe Fianl Destination series,The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Green Mile, the Harry Potter seriesand The Passion of the Christ.
Who are your favorite authors?
I like James Patterson and J.K. Rowling.
What are some of your favorite books?
The Harry Potter series and the Bible.
What is the craziest thing you've ever done?
At the grocery store that I worked at, we kept having managers that kept popping in and out that just kept getting fired and they seemed to know that when they went in. It's like, “You only have a month,” so they'd run in, be like, “I must make all the changes that I can to leave my mark on this place before I die.”
So we got this guy in, this tiny, squeaky aficious prick who spent $2,000 apiece on these weird trapezoid-shaped shopping carts that were only open in the front, like book shelves. This happened when I was, hmm, in high school. Most of the baggers were supposed to, for every customer, put their groceries into one of these two stupid rhombus-shaped carts, wheel their groceries out to their car, put them in their car, and then not receive tips. Nobody like this idea. Nobody, except him, the boss.
I started basically asking customers, “Do you want me to put your groceries in this stupid trapezoid-shaped–you know, screw it, the things are going to fall out the front–and take it out to your car for you?” Most of them just said, “No, I just want to take my groceries and leave.” And I said, “Congratulations, you have sense.” I didn't begrudge them if they wanted me to. I mean, yeah, there were a couple of old ladies that were like, “Oh, you're taking my groceries out to my car for me. Thank you so much.” And then they would, you know, kiss me gently on the forehead. That never happened. LOL
So, anyway, virtually nobody, I'd say 95% of customers hated this policy. I told him that. I told him also, “No, I'm not going to do this anymore and the reason why is that you're my boss, but the customer is my boss above you.” And I wasn't just saying that to be a dick. I genuinely believe that. I genuinely believe that if the customer tells me to do something, doesn't matter if the boss has said it, I'm going to freaking follow the customer. Because, you know, if I piss them off, then they don't come back and we get less money.
He got pissed off at me and I had heard that he was planning to fire me, so I was like, “Alright, fine. I'm just going to come in tomorrow and quit.” And I was going to be really dramatic about it. I told the co-workers I was going to come in and be all Shakespearean about it, falling on the floor, crying and being like, “Oh, you've ruined my life!” He found out about this. In fact, he heard me primptively, which was like, “Oh, you sour old poop.”
So, I got my last check and I got a two-liter of Fargo grape soda, went to the cashier, cashed the check out, and bought the grape soda. I was just about to leave and then I picked up the speaker for the PA system and I said, “Attention, Oakridge customers. We are proud to announce that we are no longer serving E. coli contaminated meat on most weekdays.” And then I left.
As I was trying to bike away, he came out and he was one of those guys who couldn't actually scream. He's speaking in a normal voice. He was like, “I need you to get out of here right now!” I'm just like, “I'm trying to leave right now.”
“You're never allowed back here again!”
I'm like, “I don't plan to come back.”
“Go, then! Go!”
And then I left forever.
And then three years later, that grocery store was buldozed to the ground. So, I left my curse at the place. That's not too crazy, but off the top of my head, that's the craziest thing I've ever done.
Anything else I should know about you?
Despite what some people will tell you, I am not Marsha Kerr, nor am I Tony Greyfox. The people who accused me of being these users did in no way make any effort to contact me and get to know me on a personal level. I was just talking to someone one day and I mentioned my profile and they came off with this, “Which profile? You have multiple accounts, after all.” Another user contacted me and said, “We don't think you're pretending to be different people. We know you are. Yeah, the four of you are all the same person, and it's really sad seeing you pretend to be multiple people.”
Unlike these people, if you'd really like to get to know me, feel free to leave me a PM and talk to me any time. I'm sure you'll come to realize that I am a person who is very easy to get along with. We can talk about anything as long as it's not anything controversial (religion, politics, social issues, etc).
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