Author has written 14 stories for Harry Potter, Kuroshitsuji, and Fullmetal Alchemist.
I had a reviewer complain that too many of my stories contained homosexual and heterosexual couples, and that there was no angsting over the decisions. Additionally, this reviewer raked me a bit over the coals about not including transgenders, or pangenders, or any of the other permutations these days. To that reviewer, and others who may want to throw the word 'bigot' at me, feel free. I have no context in which to write stories dealing with gender identity issues, and would make a mess of it if I tried. To that reviewer, and others who feel the same way, why don't you write the story from a perspective of one with gender identity issues. I am wise enough not to take on an area that I have absolutely no knowledge about, nor is there any way to adequately research the topic.
Copyright infringement is a very serious thing, and I make sure that I don't do anything to step on another author's toes. Having said that, when I use a song in my fics, I make sure to ensure that I give credit to the creators, and give all the specifics, as well as emphasize that I make no profit from the story in question. As well, I ensure that I make sure that the songs I use in the body of my long fictions are, indeed, in the public domain. The Happy Birthday song is, in fact, in the public domain. It has recently been released from copyright by law after a protracted court case, in which a company that had bought out another company that had owned the copyright to the song had sued a variety of entertainers who had used the song in various venues without gaining permission or paying for the privilege. Since the song, created originally as a welcome to school song by a couple of teachers in the 1890s, has been in widespread use for generations, the judge felt that it should, indeed, be in the public domain and canceled the copyright.
Thank you so much for the wonderful support. We've finally caught up on all the backlog, so hopefully we'll start to have more days off. On a brighter note, I feel much better. Been going back over my stories, and am in the mood once again to update. Sorry for keeping you waiting so long, and I am very grateful for each and every one of you. You make my life special in ways you'll never know.
www.fanfiction.net/s/9645154/1/Finding-My-Way-To-You is the epilogue/follow up story to my story, Harry's Kuroshitsuji. This is the happier ending that a lot of you have asked for.