Author has written 140 stories for Fushigi Yuugi, Song Fics, Harry Potter, Loveless, Gravitation, Card Captor Sakura, Ouran High School Host Club, Chrono Cross, Pokémon, Kingdom Hearts, Magic Knight Rayearth/魔法騎士レイアース, Sailor Moon, Naruto, Final Fantasy X-2, Dragon Age, Hetalia - Axis Powers, Supernatural, and Doctor Who.
Name: My name is Allyssa, but I usually go by Kanoi when it comes to things on the interwebs. Or sirenqueen.
Fandoms: I have so many fandoms... Honestly, just look at the list of things I've written stories for, lol. There are more than that as well.
About my writing
I have written in a very large range of genres, and will probably continue to do such. However, as I've gotten older, I like to think my writing has developed a more"human" feel to it, a nice balance between humor and drama- just as most people face in their everyday lives. My favorite pieces to write are usually introspective and character development driven. As far as pairings go, I write a little bit of everything- het, slash, femslash, you name it. Not everything I write will have a pairing though. Romance is not the sole focus of life, and as such, it is not the sole focus of my writing either. For the most part, I don't write explicit sex scenes. Every now and again, I will try to attempt it again, or if a friend request smut, I'll write it for them, but it's not something I would consider a strong point of mine (sadly).
The speed of my writing can go one of two ways- writer's block or ALL THE IDEAS EVER. It really is a problem lol. So... don't expect me to EVER be fast on getting a particular fic updated. Plus the fact that, sometimes, real life can keep me VERY busy. As much as I wish I could devote all my time to writing, I can't. I have a full-time job that sometimes requires all kinds of crazy over-time hours (though it's a job I wouldn't trade for the world), plus a social life with friends and family to keep up with. Though, thankfully, I have since left the days of school and homework behind.
If you ever see something that looks wrong, please point it out to me, whether it be characterization, plot, or just my writing. I have a very good grasp of the English language and am somewhat of a grammar nazi, but I tend to type really fast and therefore make some grotesque mistakes. I would greatly appreciate if people would point these out to me because I don't always catch them. I know what it is supposed to say, so I will end up reading it correctly no matter how many times I look over it. A second pair of eyes always helps. I do now have a beta reader, PharoComics, who is fabulous, so hopefully errors will be cut down to a minimum. However, still feel free to give a constructive critique of my work. My favorite reviews are the ones that can pull a piece apart and really analyze, so by all means, go ahead!
On the editing note, I am always available as a beta. I have a good eye for grammar mistakes of most any kind (just don't ask me about the difference between "who and "whom", never could quite get that). I greatly enjoy doing editing work, so it would be my pleasure to look over anything. Though, I have realized since betaing PharoComic's own writing that I come off a lot like an English teacher when editing, so... If you don't want quite that much detail when having your stuff looked at, I may not be the person for your betaing needs.
Reviews! I'm not going to lie and say that I don't love reviews or greatly appreciate receiving them. However, I try not to ask for them. I feel like if someone finds my writing worth reviewing, they will do such. All the same, just keep in mind that reviews can be a major source of motivation and inspiration for a writer. As previously stated, I love receiving thoughtful critiques/reviews, things that can really start a conversation. However, short reviews are also appreciated. Flames will be met with amusement because seriously? Your life is so boring that you go around trolling people's writing? Glad I'm not you. Also, if you are reviewing as someone without an account, please leave an email address or something so that I can contact you and thank you for the review. Replying to all the people kind enough to take the time and leave me a review is VERY important to me.
One last note about my writing: please keep in mind I've had this account since I was 11. There are a lot of fics on here that were written when I was very young and are not up to the standard of what I write now. Please do not judge my current writing by my old writing which was littered with grammatical and spelling errors, as well as Mary-Sues and bad characterization. It's a stage we all go through, lol. I thought about getting a new account so that I could get a fresh start away from these fanfics; however, I feel like I have too many people who have favorited my stories or my account to just up and make a new one.
About how I give crit
I'm trying to get better about leaving reviews! I was very bad about not doing it for a long time, but since I've gotten back into writing (and subsequently remember just how important that acknowledgment is), I'm trying to be sure and leave reviews for anything that I read and appreciate. I have a hard time just leaving reviews that just say I liked something though, so I always try to give a little more. Like I said, my favorite reviews are those of substance, and I try to leave those same kinds of reviews for others.
I have a tumblr now! All my writing is posted there, including things that don't quite make the cut to go here and original works. It also is a lovely amalgamation of fandom stuff, humanitarian stuff that I care about, and my things from my personal life. Basically, if you want to get to know me better, head on over there.
I also have a fictionpress account for original works under the name Allyssa.
This account is in the process of being phased out. I will continue to post works that I am currently working on, but once those are done, it is very likely that nothing new will be going on here. I suggest that if you want to keep up with what I'm doing, check out my AO3.
Last updated: 3/21/2015