Author has written 14 stories for Naruto, Alex Rider, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Fullmetal Alchemist, Supernatural, Prince of Tennis, and Eragon.
Kvetha fricai. Atra esterní ono thelduin, mor'ranr lífa unin hjarta onr, un du evarínya ono varda!
I am the writer known as jeeg94. Some know me as Jamie, some as JJ, some as James (grumble, grumble), but you may know me as That Girl Who Never Finishes Anything She Starts Except For Minuscule One-Shots. I wouldn't be so bad at finishing things if I could make them a part of my day to day routine but my ADHD has an effect on my ability to set myself to a task, whether or not I take my medicine, because if something doesn't interest me, I won't even attempt it. (That is how I failed grade nine math and science... But then I passed when I redid them! So don't worry, I'm not a complete moron. Only partly :3)
I'm really not as classy as my full sentences and lack of abbreviations indicates, I just hate bad grammar and spelling. It's one of my biggest pet peeves and one of the reasons why I was almost kicked out of grade ten English. I went to a school that specialized in teaching kids with learning disabilities (such as ADHD and dyslexia) and I was the only one in the class who didn't have dyslexia. The teacher often got shirty with me for correcting her mistakes on the board and I did it just to irritate her because she had this passive-aggressive way of reacting that made me unsure if she found it funny or depressing that the student was constantly correcting her...
But I digress.
When people read an author's bio, most want to know their writing interests, not a history of their high school life, yes? So let me tell you about a few of my literary interests.
I will read almost anything. Seriously. If a book, no matter the genre, interests me enough, I will read non-stop until it is finished or I have to wait for the next in the series (which irritates me in the extreme! I am not a very patient person, no matter how you slice it, and waiting for a whole other book to be finished as opposed to reading small excerpts from it over a long period of time grates on my nerves like nothing else.) And within that Almost Anything, I can find countless pairings, be they slash or cannon, and exploit them to just the right writer.
Still, I did say almost meaning I do have a few dislikes, angst and flangst being chief among them. I can't stand character death unless I am the one writing it because, it's time to face it, I really am a big huge sap. I mean, if Romeo and Juliet with all its Shakespearean dialect and run-on sentences and emotional extremism can make me cry on the bus, imagine what a two or three thousand word monologue dictating a character death would do to me! I would be dressing in black and calling myself emo for the rest of my life!
One of my other dislikes, and it's not so much a dislike as a pet peeve, is when characters are... well, out of character! Because, really, who puts, "The sands of time have been disrupted." in one sentence and then, "What the fuck is your problem?" in the next!? I mean, come on people!!!! At least leave your characters with SOME dignity!! If you're going to modernize one part of the speech, you can't leave the rest of it looking like Julius Caesar himself just waltzed into you damn computer!! Ugh! Have some fuc-- uh, darn! Yes I meant darn. Have some darn pride!
But really, aren't we all guilty of the occasional foray into the Land of The Novice, wherein reside the Kings and Queens of Oh-fuck-I-have-just-stubbed-mine-royal-toe?
I know I am :3
Another small anecdote (lovely word, that; anecdote) about me: I am well known among my close friends, and anyone who has PMed me, for my abundant use of emoticons. They practically litter my personal comments and would completely clog up my actual writings if I didn't monitor my use of adverbs and adjectives stringently. You will notice, among other things, that my writing is nigh on too descriptive. It even irritates me at times finding adjectives for faces like @_@ or T_T which are difficult to describe in words. If I must insert something like T_T, I will more than likely express it with a sigh and an exasperated shake of the head.
It may or may not have escaped your notice but I complain an awful lot. That is why I will dedicate this next bit to things I actually enjoy, rather than whinging on like a little hatchling.
My absolute favorite genre is a combination of action/adventure, comedy and romance. Especially romance. In contrast to crying when someone dies (*sniff* poor Brom *sniff), a well written kiss scene is bound to make me fangirl. Meaning shiver, bunch up really tight and squee almost inaudibly. And again, in contrast to that (please excuse the phrase re-use), a badly written kiss scene will make me slap my forehead and sigh at the horror of amateurs. Not to say I wasn't one at some point or other, because I was! It's just that sentence structure has a huge impact on the overall quality of ones' writing. You can not, I repeat, can not, have run-on sentences in a kiss scene because that just screws the whole thing up. Also, like I said before, adjectives are everything. Consider this phrase:
"We kissed then fell on the bed and began to undress because we wanted to touch each other and it was really nice."
Now compare it to this:
"Our lips met in a frenzy and fire spread through my veins as my lover toppled us onto silken sheets and lovingly caressed my sides, leaving molten trails of fire wherever he touched. Passion gave way to animal instinct as we tore each other's clothes from our bodies in an effort to achieve more contact and caution went to the wind at the first scintillating slide of skin on skin."
... Big difference, eh?
The two phrases said basically the same thing but the second is infinitely more entrancing. It may be tedious but it leaves the reader on the edge of their seat and yearning for more. (By the by, that is a small excerpt from a piece that is currently under construction. Are ya excited?) ;)
But enough about genre, sentence structure and all that jazz. There are some people whose writings will far outshine anything I could dream up. For example, take tigersilver or Tangerine Catnip (although she's got dyslexia and no beta reader so...). They are by far two of the best writers I can recommend and that is saying something because I don't recommend authors that often. I can't even begin to explain their writing styles because their brilliance completely eludes me. I kid you not, my friends, they have serious skillz.
Anyway, as is wont to happen with me, that is not the topic of discussion. In fact, what was it again?
Ah, well. No matter.
If you did not read this then do not mind the musings of a teenager with Too Much Time On Their Hands, but if you did,
Sé onr sverdar sitja hvass!