Poll: 'Trust is Overrated' has been really hard to continue. It's been going on so long, and my writing has improved drastically since I started it. I could either continue on with my new style of writing, distrupting the flow of the whole fic, I could rewrite it all in a way I'm more comfortable in - make it more in character, fill in plotholes and the like - or I could completely scrap it. What do you think? Vote Now!
Author has written 20 stories for Katekyo Hitman Reborn!.
Just A Note:
Just to Save a Little Time - I quite clearly don't own any of the fandoms I write about, so I rather think a disclaimer isn't particularly necessary. Just in case, however, there it is.
University - As I've mentioned before, I am in university. On any other site, I wouldn't bother telling people this, however my education really affects my internet schedule and I can't find a lot of time for Fanfiction. I'll try to get something out whenever I can, but updates from me are going to be very rare. Like I usually do, I'll post out a oneshot whenever I get some inspiration, but don't hold your breath on multi-chaptered fics. We all know my history behind the completion of those (Exhibit A: Trust is Overrated.) If I should decide to put another multi-chaptered fic, then I'll make sure that I have it completed beforehand so I don't end up putting it on hiatus when it's almost finished.
Translations - Alright, I've been getting a few PM's asking me if they can translate my fics into other languages. To this, I always give my permission. Why wouldn't I? It gets more people reading my work, after all XD. However, if you are translating one of the stories I pulled from my ass, I'll ask nicely for credit please and thank you. Also, I would like a PM when you're done with it and, whenever possible, a link to the translated fic. So yeah, if you wanna play translater, go ahead and thanks in advance for considering it :D
Reviews - I should say that when I post a oneshot, I will only reply to reviews that arrive in the first couple of weeks that it's been up. Then, I get lazy (unless there is a question within a late review that makes me feel rude for not answering.) And I don't reply to anonymous reviews, because I can't be bothered putting up an extra chapter just to thank them. I think that's against FF rules anyway... As for multi-chaptered fics, well, I just won't reply to them. Call it lazy, but usually it's the same people reviewing loyally each chapter and I woudn't want to spam them with the same thank you replies. Also, multi-chaptered fics tend to get more reviews, so I can never be bothered replying. Hurray for couch-potato syndrome! Remember though, just because I don't reply to a review doesn't mean I don't appreciate it. I'm sure everyone who writes will agree with me when I say that a good review, even if it just says 'cute!' or 'great fic' is something to smile about. It makes it easier to write, I reckon. So thanks for the reviews!!
Flamers - Now, I'm fortunate enough not to be a victim of flamers (yet) but let me just say that I don't agree with it and if I am flamed, you'll be getting a long British rant about how you're pathetic and such. Just saying. Constructive criticism, however, is perfectly acceptable and even encouraged. If I have grammar or spelling errors (real spelling errors, mind you) then usually I'll be happy for them to be pointed out so I can correct them. I'll even appreciate people pointing out plotholes and the like. But flaming? That's when I get computer troll on your ass.
My Reviews - I must confess that, while I am an avid reader, I don't bother much with reviews. The website has done really well trying to encourage reviews, what with having the box blatantly on the page now, but I am a self-confessed lazy person who doesn't usually have an opinion. That doesn't mean that I always neglect to review, however. Sometimes if I am particularly fond of a fic I'll try and force something out. That goes for a fic that I dislike to. When I do find the effort to review, I will point out mistakes. I will tell you if someone's OOC, I'm not afraid to tell the truth. Just please, please, please don't be offended if I leave an unfavourable review. Usually, I will try to pick out something good in the fic, like the plot or something, but I'm afraid that I can be harsh. However, any harsh review I leave will be constructive. I know I'm not perfect myself, but I like to think that I am reasonably good at spelling and grammar. Enough to be able to rant about it anyway. And rant I will, should I ever find it in me to review.
9th April 2013
So, it's almost been a whole year since I put Trust is Overrated on hiatus, two years since I last updated, and three whole years since I first started it. Reading it again and then comparing it to my other work always blows me away. I'm sorry to say, however, my fickle mind is unable to decide whether I should continue or not, so in the meantime I've started a new fic. Hopefully, Professionalism in the Workplace will be more of a success than Trust is Overrated ever was.
On another note, as I've mentioned in the AN of Professionalism in the Workplace, I've recently decided to switch my style of dialogue in my fics. To express speech, I usually use an apostrophe, like you'd see in books, but it seems that people have trouble reading that way. In that, case, I've officially decided to turn to the usual speech marks.
The switch will take a while to get used to, since I'm a rather fast typer and my fingers automatically go to the apostrophe whenever I'm making a character talk, but eventually I will train myself to use speech marks like everyone else. If you spot an apostrophe where speech marks are supposed to be, however, I would very much appreciate it if you would point it out.
Due to laziness, all of my fics before Professionalism in the Workplace will keep the apostrophe speech marks, but from here on out, I'll try my best to make reading my fics as easy as possible.
25th December 2012 (Merry Christmas!!)
To those who bother to read profile posts, I'm afraid I have some bad news. Recently, I have been reading through some of my older fics and I've literally been cringing over what I've seen. Seriously guys, how can you read my older stuff without blanching? With that being said, I'm not going to delete anything (not yet anyway) but I've gotta say that I'm seriously considering discontinuing Trust is Overrated. It's filled with plotholes, it's OOC and it's just not very well written at all, especially compared to my newer stuff. If I get enough people asking for it to be saved, then I'll likely continue it - or even rewrite it (which does sound a lot more appealing than just scrapping it.)
Whatever the case, I'll make sure to at least get some newer fics out soon - I've been working on a multi-chaptered AU recently, but I'm making sure to write it all before posting any of it.
I hope everyone has a happy Christmas anyway, and a lovely New Year.
6th April, 2012
Alright, to those who are still waiting for me to post the next chapter of Trust is Overrated, you have my sincere apologies. Seriously, even I don't know why I'm dicking about and not doing it. In any case, since I've been dithering for like a year now, I have come to the decision that this particular fic will go on HIATUS! I can't quite bring myself to discontinue it, since I really want to finish it, and it would seem like a waste as I have half of the next chapter written on my computer.
There are many reasons why I've decided to put it on hiatus. One being that it's distracting me from other potential fics. Seriously man, I've had loads of ideas dodding about in my head, but Trust is Overrated has been the main priority for me. Putting it on hiatus will clear my head and enable me to bring out more oneshots. Another reason is that I really can't get my words straight. I write a sentance and then it's like 'whut? That makes no sense. Why would my wonderful Mukkun say that?' (and yes, that's what I call Mukuro in my head - no idea why.) So yeah, those are my excuses for the hiatus. Well, that and my college work, but that's not important.
For those of you guys who are waiting on the next chapter, however, don't worry. As I've said before, I will not let this thing defeat me!! Whenever I get inspiration, no matter what I'm doing, I'll stop and continue with the chapter. So, now that I have that cleared up, I'm going to work on a fic. Hopefully I'll get one out before next month, but I'm not promising anything. :)