Author has written 24 stories for Shaman King, D.Gray-Man, Rurouni Kenshin, Harry Potter, Bleach, Teen Wolf, Naruto, Monochrome Factor, Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, One Piece, and Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン.
Now, as you've started reading this I guess it's time for a proper introduction. Nothing too personal, just a couple of things you should know about me and my writing.
I am, as my Avatar suggests, female. I'm a student and have haunted this site for several years before deciding to try my hand at writing.
About my writing:
The most important thing you should know about me is that updates happen whenever I got a chapter ready, which is largely dependent on available inspiration, real life responsibilities, whether or not I've found an interesting story lately, and several other factors I won't bore you with. Just a warning: there's rarely a day I don't read for fun, and most of the time I read a lot. Naturally, this really eats my writing time. I blame all the good authors in the world for this.
I always try to post at least one chapter each month. This can be a new chapter for an already existing story, or it can be the beginning of a new story. I try to post more, but I can't make any promises. I aim for a minimum of 5000 words for each chapter. This may be different for oneshots and the first chapter of a story.
I won't abandon a story (no matter how long it has been since it has been updated!) unless I really, really don't know what to do with it anymore (in which case I put it up for adoption) or when I absolutely hate it (in which case I'll remove it from the site).
I have a rudimentary plot for each of my stories in my head. These are not set in stone - you have no idea how often I change my mind or come up with new stuff - but they are the major guidelines I use when writing. Suggestions from readers are very welcome since they may give me ideas that enrich my stories or make me consider a plot line I may not have thought of before.
Since I've got quite a few questions about it by now: I don't write harem stories and while it might come up, romance is never the center point of my plots. At most it will be a subplot. It depends a bit on how important romance was in canon. Personally I don't put much stock in finding significant others for my characters, because I think there are more important things in their lives than that. Like, say, surviving to see their next birthday or eliminating the latest Big Bad, to name two. There's more to life and love than just romance and sex.
About my ongoing stories:
Old Soul Reborn: a story that started as a cute little baby plotbunny for a oneshot and then grew up to become a multi-chapter monster. Because of this the plot isn't as solid as it would have been if I had planned it this way from the start. I'm trying to make up for that but it is difficult to keep the story stable when new ideas won't stop popping up! Augh!
Our Hollow Brother (alter): an adopted story from TealEyedBeing. I had intended to just correct a few minor things in the original chapters, but that plan failed spectacularly. Now chapter 7 is finished I am finally done with rewriting, and can now focus on the part of the story that will be entirely my own.
Converging Roads: part 1 of a series and another utterly failed attempt at writing a oneshot. It's an experimental story line where I split up the main story into several shorter stories. This to avoid having to somehow craft a story with huge time-skips into a proper whole. We'll see how well it goes. Hopefully it won't become a monster like most of my other stories. The series is called Paths of the Afterlife.
The Devil's Attendant: slow going since my focus hasn't been fully on that universe for a long time. I'm not going to stop writing though.
Ground Fire: one of my older stories which I'm still crazily in love with. I'm working on it, but it hasn't been going as well as I want for quite some time now. I finally managed to add a new chapter, so hopefully I can keep the ball rolling.
Assassin of Aincrad: This one is giving me quite a bit of trouble. The delay is mostly to blame on me having issues hammering out the details of some very important parts of the future plot. And I can't continue until I have these pieces figured out, since the roots of many future issues influence the early part of the story. My apologies for taking so long.
Spectral: ... I blame Cywscross for being an awesome writer. This one is partially her fault.
Bleach stories and crossovers in general: when I play around with the Bleach universe I only use the manga and pretend that Bleach ended after butterfly Aizen was defeated. I’m not getting into the messes that follow after that because Tite Kubo has a habit of creating very rigid, oppressing world rules (see everything mentioned about the Soukyoku’s supposed overpowered-ness and the whole Quincy race's insane link to Yhwach), and then breaking them. There are too many inconsistencies and it has gotten so bad that Ywach has developed into a canon Gary Stu, only without the love interest. Really, his abilities are so crazy they're not even funny anymore. I don't like these arcs and I doubt I would finish any of my Bleach stories if I had to wrestle through the headache trying to make sense of these things would give me. My only concession to the existence of these arcs is that I may use some minor details from them, such as Kenpachi's Zanpakutou's name or Kyouraku's Bankai (if that ever comes up). I'm sorry if this disappoints you.
My stories in general: when writing, I almost exclusively follow the manga or books. Sometimes I use scenes or characters from anime or movies, but those are my only concessions to those media. My reason for this is that I dislike fillers so rarely watch anime in the first place, and movie adaptations often lack a lot of the story's background, plus sometimes they add ridiculous and unnecessary stuff (e.g. the dragon chase in movie 4 of Harry Potter. Seriously, why?).
Sons of the Revolution. A One Piece series focussing on Ace, Sabo and Luffy, where Luffy grew up with Dragon and Ace was reunited with Sabo shortly after Dragon found him. Currently consists of (in order):
1. When all is darkest we find each other
2. A Necessary Monster
Places my stories are posted:
Fanfiction(dot)net (aka, this site)
Archive Of Our Own (also known as AO3)
There is also a Russian translation of Drifting Without An Anchor posted on ficbook(.)net! You can find it at https: // ficbook . net / readfic / 9226290 / 23624411 just take out the spaces.
Things not posted on this site:
"The Unfought", which is a sequel to a short story written by Blackkat. Not posted here because this site had issues with links. Can be found on AO3.
Concept art, a work in proces that can be found on AO3 and Deviantart (username Glaux_Bryonia, and GlauxBryonia resp.). Not very far yet, with only a work for Bakeneko of Spectral and Manjushage of Old Soul Reborn, but I do hope to add more soon.
7/2015: For anyone wondering what the holdup is for the Devil's Attendant, Assassin of Aincrad, Ground Fire, and Our Hollow Brother, let it be known that I have serious inspiration issues. As in, way too many ideas for interesting, multi-chapter stories. I've had this all my life, but only now that I am writing my ideas down it has become a bit of an issue. Right now I am actively working on nine stories (those previously mentioned included), but that is not counting the eight other stories I have ideas but not enough inspiration for to regularly work on. Add to that that at the moment I'm very busy with moving out, college, work, and whatever other stuff life throws my way, that means that updates are, regrettably, very slow. I'm not abandoning any of my stories, nor are any of them on hiatus. I'm working on them. I know waiting sucks, I hate having to wait for months myself, but for me, fast updates are simply impossible to guarantee. If I have a month in which I can fully focus on one story you may see some quick updates, but that is very rare. Most of the time I'm adding bits and pieces to all my works until one has enough for a chapter, at which point I will post said chapter. Given the number of stories I'm working on, updating a single story is a slow process, and damn unpredictable, but I hope you all will enjoy my works despite this.
11/2016: I've said it before and apparently I need to say it again: I UPDATE WHEN A CHAPTER IS READY AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHEN THAT WILL BE. I DON'T DO SCHEDULES! I'm glad people like my stories, but I'm getting tired of constantly getting the same questions. Messages like 'please update' and 'when will you publish the next chapter' are starting to feel more and more like nagging. You may not mean for it to be that, but that is what it ends up sounding like. And I will not write faster if you nag me. Actually the opposite.
1/2017: Okay, I'm very annoyed. Someone on Fanfics. me is pretending to be me. I found my own fanfic 'Old Soul Reborn' there under my own username, even though I have never heard of that site before and have never given anyone permission to post my work somewhere else. And now I have to somehow figure out how to report them on a Russian site. I don't understand Russian. If someone can help with this I would be very grateful.
For the record: I DO NOT POST ON ANY WEBSITE OTHER THAN FANFICTION. NET, ARCHIVE OF OUR OWN AND DEVIANT ART (usernames Glaux Bryonia, Glaux_Bryonia, and GlauxBryonia resp.). IF ANYONE FINDS MY STORIES ANYWHERE ELSE, PLEASE REPORT IT TO ME AND THE WEBSITE THEY'RE POSTING ON, AS WELL AS THE ADMIN OF THAT WEBSITE. You can refer to this message. If necessary, please get the admin in contact with me and I'll handle the rest (unless I don't speak their language, then I'll need a translator). I'd be very grateful.
If I start posting somewhere else, or someone does it for me (which will only be the case for translations, if someone ever does them), I will say so on this profile. If someone wants to do a translation of my work, please ask. I do not mind people translating my work, but I do mind if they do not ask permission. I know that there are people who believe that fanfics don't belong to anyone because they're based on other works, but believe me, I own my own stories. Not the characters and anything coming from canon, but I do own the story itself. I am the one who put hours and hours of work into them. No one else. So copying my work and posting it somewhere else is downright plagiarism. And using my name to publish my work on a different website is theft of both my works and my online identity. Posting it in a different language doesn't change that.
I've added a list on my profile of the sites I'm posting work on. I will add translations and where they are available if that ever happens. If I start on a new site, that one will be added to the list. If you find one or more of my stories on a site that's not on that list, whether it's in English or not, you know that whoever is doing that is not me and has no permission to post them. Please report that person. Thank you!
3/2017: apparently Fanfics. me is a mirror site, so likely someone only posted the link to my story there instead of pretending to be me. Which is slightly better, but still not okay. I hope people can help me getting it removed.
UPDATE: special thanks go to Baysen and ElinkA, who helped me get my story removed from fanfics. me. You are awesome!
9/2019: I have been silent for a very long time, and I feel it’s high time for me to give you all an explanation.
More than two years ago, circumstances in RL made that I had little time and energy to write. At that point I had no stable writing habits, so fanfiction easily fell to the wayside in the face of internships, doing research, writing a master thesis, graduating from university, finding a job, moving homes, and all kind of other things. Nothing truly dramatic or tragic has happened. My lack of writing is really a case of ‘too busy with other things’. It was not that I consciously choose to stop writing for a while, it was just how things ended up happening. You could say it was RL-induced writer’s block.
And all the time I was telling myself ‘tomorrow I’ll pick things up again’.
As you all have noticed, ‘tomorrow’ took its sweet time.
During this entire unintended hiatus I have never considered giving up on my stories. I was not active, but my stories were – and still are – constantly present in the back of my head. That never changed.
I do intend to finish them. All of them.
That hasn’t changed either.
Nowadays, I have been working on cultivating a stable writing habit of 400 words a day. In this it doesn’t matter which story the words are for, as long as I do at least those 400, without skipping any day just because there are days I manage more than that. This has already resulted in more productivity in the last few months than in the past few years together. Mostly for new, shorter stories, but at this point, I’m just glad to be productive again.
There is just one thing I have realized since I started writing again: I am no longer satisfied with the plots I had going for a lot of my longer fics anymore. I suppose this is the natural result of a few years of unintended hiatus during a time of your life where you are still developing yourself and your views. A lot has changed for me these past years, and so I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that the way I look at my stories has changed too.
The thing is, previously a lot of my old plots followed canon a lot, with the intention to slowly snowball into mayor changes near the end of the original canon timeline/story arc. I have discovered that that really dissatisfies me now.
So if you’re wondering why I am posting new stuff without updating any of my old stuff: this is why. I am re-evaluating my original plans for the plot of a lot of stories, and need time to come up with new plans that satisfy my wish for greater change. This will mean that some will take a lot longer for me to get started again on them. However, I hope that in the long-term, this will greatly improve the stories.
I sincerely apologize for leaving you all hanging for this long. I hope you can understand my reasons. They may not be the kind of reasons you wanted or expected, but they are true. Life sometimes happens that way.
My deepest thanks for everyone who has been supportive over the years and to everyone who is still willing to be patient to this day. To those whom I have disappointed: I am sorry, but I cannot regret the development I have gone through these past years, and I like to think my writing will be better for it.
Thank you for your attention and understanding.
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