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Author has written 120 stories for Outsiders, RENT, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, Underland Chronicles, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Katie Chandler series, Stand By Me, Harry Potter, Degrassi, Lord of the Flies, Heroes, Brothers & Sisters, Baby Sitters Club, My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult, Looking For Alaska, John Green, West Wing, Hunger Games, Whale Talk, Twilight, Glee, Mortal Instruments, and Death Note.
Some Questions & Answers
(In which I answer some questions you probably weren't even wondering about).
Are you back?
Can I say... maybe? On the one hand, I'm in Junior Year of High School right now. It is sort of preposterous that I would try taking fanfiction up again now (my home life also happens to be a living hell right now, which doesn't help). On the other, I have some characters/fandoms/plot bunnies that will not leave me alone. I'm a bit concerned that fanfiction maybe be the only anecdote. So. We'll see, all right?
Why haven't you replied to my review/PM/read request?
I know, I used to be so good about those, didn't I? But... I'm so sorry. One of the reasons I quit fanfiction.net, was because I'm the sort of person easily affected by stress. I can't handle having too many unfinished tasks, or I start feeling overwhelmed and as if I can't deal with things. And, especially when I was updating every day, I would get lots and lots of reviews. And so, although I pocket the loving reviews to reread on happy days (seriously, I do) and take the criticism into great consideration (I swear), I just don't have it in me to reply anymore. Especially because, I feel as if I would have to reply to them all if I replied to one. In short: THANK YOU for your reviews. I read them and reread them and love you for writing them. But I'm probably not going to reply, and I'm really sorry for that. I will, however, try to reply to future PMs. I am really sorry for not replying to those.
Are you going to update your old stories?
Er. Probably not. Another reason that I quit fanfiction.net was that my interest in a lot of fandoms was beginning to wane. Though Harry Potter and Hunger Games are still huge parts of my life - other fandoms, such as Percy Jackson aren't anymore. Plus, I haven't read the sequel series, and thus all of my stories would not agree with it. So, my old chapter stories are on an indefinite hiatus. I might update them - you never know, I could meet the love of my life tomorrow and he could gift me with a copy of The Lost Hero and cuddle me as I read it - but don't get your hopes up. I'm also just so frigging embarassed about how terrible some of the old ones are.
What are you planning on writing now, if you're back?
I don't want to jinx it :3. I have a few fandoms I'm obsessed with right now (you know, the kind of obsession where it's physically paining me and I have to write fanfiction to release a little of that love). But I don't want to say, just in case that makes it pass or something.
What's with the new profile?
A lot of the old information is useless and or inaccurate.
Where else can I find you?
PM me for links to my shelfari, tumblr and inkpop/figment. If you're a really good friend of mine, I might give you my AIM.
Ten Random Facts
(In which you learn things about me that are both essential and trivial.)
1. My name is Abbie. Yes, that is my real name. You can call me as that, or Windy, or any other abbreviation of WindowChild you can come up with.
2. I don't own most of the characters in most of my stories (I have a couple of OCs floating around), and I don't own my avatar.
3. I am a Nerdfighter. DFTBA, my fellow Nerdfighter darlings.
4. I am a theater geek. I don't do as much acting/singing as I do fangirling (my itunes library is filled with cast recordings and the walls of my room are covered with posters of my favorite musicals).
5. Most of my favorite movies are from the 20's, 30's and 80's. Those are also some of my favorite decades.
6. My head's a funny place to be. I spend a lot of my time immersed in fiction, meaning that I pretend I'm playing music to characters I love or I'm pretending different characters from different worlds known each other. I know a lot of others here are the same way; that's one of the reasons I love this place so much.
7. My love for fandoms is ever-changing. I go through phases with what I love, and a my love for a particular fandom can last anywhere from several hours to several months. As you can imagine, this creates some problems for my updating schedule.
8. I find that I'm funniest when I'm not trying to be. My intended humor generally sucks.
9. My world is books. (I mean, movies and TV shows too, but above all books.) Reading is mostly all I do. Last year I read 149 books. I am one of those people who reads more when I'm stressed, because it's sometimes my only safe haven.
10. If you talk to me long enough, you will probably hear me reference the book Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. This is because Jellicoe Road is utter perfection - really, it is - and few enough people obsess over it that I truly believe, somewhere in my twisted little soul, that it belongs to me. (Which it doesn't, but that doesn't mean I can't be the honorary sixth member of the Fucked-Up Five, right?) I also adore her others books, all of 'em, and the book South of Broad by Pat Conroy. Um, yeah. They're pretty important to me, which is why I mention them.
Top Ten Fandoms
(In which I remodel this section of my profile yet again, because I can never decide what to do with it).
(These are in no particular order)
Books: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (and her other books), South of Broad by Pat Conroy, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, Paper Towns by John Green (and his other books), Fire by Kristin Cashore, The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins (I love The Hunger Games too, about this much, but I tend to cling to TUCwith more intensity), Dramarama by E. Lockhart, The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton, Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher, Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan (and a lot of his other books, especially The Realm of Possibility)
TV Shows: Arrested Development, Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, The Vampire Diaries, Friends, Boy Meets World, Glee, Skins, Weeds, Brothers & Sisters
Musicals: Rent, Into the Woods, Ragtime, The Fantasticks, Wicked, Next to Normal, A Chorus Line, Finian's Rainbow, Title of Show, Songs for a New World (and all of Jason Robert Brown's other musicals)
Movies: Princess Bride, Dead Poets Society, Harold and Maude, The Breakfast Club, Bringing Up Baby, You Can't Take It With You, Robin Hood Men in Tights, Stand By Me, Three Men And A Little Lady, Clue
Anime (only three, because I haven't watched much yet, but when I obsess over anime I obsess hard): Death Note, Baccano and Yugioh Gx.
(In which I talk a little bit more about my writing)
-The people listed as "favorite authors" are people that I know in real life. If you're not on there, it's not because I don't love you, but because I have never met you. There are many authors who I find very talented, who aren't on that list. I do hope you know who you are - I try to tell you, I promise.
-I will write ANYTHING. Any fandom I know, any rating, any genre, any pairing. I take fic requests, even though I've never seen anyone give them before. But yeah: please tell me if you want me to write something.
-Feel free to ask me to read/review you. I feel like this is important. There are many fanfic authors out there who I would love to read my stuff, because I admire them, but I'm way too shy to ask. So if the same thing goes for you, don't be shy. Don't worry, I understand. I've obsessively followed stories without reviewing, praying for no particular reason that the author would read mystuff. Ask me, and I'll probably do anything. I'm a sucker for attention.
-In reverse, I would love it if you reviewed me. It helps me to polish and better my stories, and to understand what people really think of them. My writing's far from where I'd like it to be, and every drop of CC and feedback you can give helps me out a great deal. I reply to all reviews, because I feel everyone who tells me what they think deserves that much (and more, but you can't give baked goods over the internet).
-I love stories where the author shoves an arbitrary grouping of characters into a room together, locks the door, and shakes. (True story, my friend actually asked Cassandra Clare who she would lock in a room together, from her two different series, and what would happen, and we got an answer). I love it when characters get emotional and when characters share incredibly awkward moments. I harbor a deep, deep love for crossovers (done well), which is why I've attempted so many. I like crack fics when I'm in the right mood, and fics that are brilliantly-detailed all the time. It's all in the details, people. Most of my pairing stories are surprisingly innocent, considering the kind of stuff I like to read.
-Note about my Percy Jackson stories: none of stories are not compliant with the sequel series, because they were written before The Lost Hero was published.
-I think most of the fanfics I currently have up are pretty bad, as I wrote them when I was 14 or 15 and I really didn't know much about writing. I won't delete them, because some of the reviews can make me smile on the worst of days, but please take my own admission of suckishness into account.
That's about all! Maybe I'll be back, maybe I won't. I'd keep checking this page for further updates, if you're at all interested.
Lots of Love,