Author has written 9 stories for Tales of Symphonia, Kingdom Hearts, .hack/SIGN, Pokémon, Final Fantasy VII, Bleach, Dragon Ball Z, Resident Evil, and Final Fantasy X.
Hello, I am AFS (as I am sure you are aware). My profile probably won't say anything interesting about me; but there's no harm in updating it, now is there?
Name: My full pename is AnimeFreakSquee, but you may also call me AFS, SqueeFreakAnime, or SFA.
Age: wouldn't you like to know?
Favorite Color: Crimson
Favorite Animal(s): Cats (mostly because I have one), dogs, ferrets...well, too many to name.
Favorite Game Console: Oh, that's a toughy. I'd have to say the PlayStation One. I don't know why, but I feel a lot of nostalgia when I play PS1 games and when I think of that console. It makes me regret getting rid of mine.
Favorite Games: the .hack games, Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XII, the Kingdom Hearts franchise, the Pokemon franchise, the Soul Caliber franchise, Xenosaga I, II, and III, World of Warcraft, the PS1 version of Frogger, the FIRST Spyro game, Dark Cloud, the first and fourth Devil May Cry games, and I few more I can't think of right now.
Favorite TV Shows: Family Guy, the Simpsons, King of the Hill, C.S.I., and That 70's Show (I rarely watch TV, which is why the list is so small)
Favorite Anime/Manga: the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime, the Fullmetal Alchemist manga, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, InuYasha, Bleach, Naruto, Fruits Basket, Ouran High School Host Club, the .hack franchise, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, the original Digimon, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, the original Sailor Moon, and D.Grey-Man.
Favorite Literature: Harry Potter, House of Night (I know it isn't an amazing book and the writing leaves much to be desired, but I find myself enjoying it from time to time), the Mortal Instruments, and A Modern Faerie Tale.
Favorite Movies: Howl's Moving Castle, Castle in the Sky, Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service, Marly and Me, Where the Red Fern Grows, Labyrinth, The Secret of Nymph, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Green Mile, Forest Gump, nearly every classic 2-D Disney movie to come into existence, An American Tale (the FIRST one), The Land Before Time (once again, the FIRST one, the second was decent but nowhere near as good as the first...and the others were absolutely pointless), the Sailor Moon movies, the original Digimon movies (the ones that were mushed into one movie here in the US and focused on Adventures 01 and 02), Digimon: The Revenge of Dioboramon (I probably spelled it wrong; it was really good and actually made me laugh...that and it was very nostalgic and the animation was really good), and the Harry Potter movies.
Pet Peeves of Mine:
Mary Sues: Okay, seriously, why would someone want to write about a character that is perfect? I do not see the appeal in that. Its great to see what makes a person strong, but then what could be considered a negative aspect of their attitude and overall character. And I don't mean those OCs whose negatives completely outweigh their positives until it is ridiculously unrealistic. There is nothing wrong with the OC making a mistake and havung to accept the consequences of said mistake, or simply having something bad happen to them (aside from the loss of parents in a tragic fashion, a backstory that is overused). Especially if there is going to be character development; making mistakes can be very crucial to helping certain characters grow. Now, I am aware that I may have some Mary Sues for OCs, and if I do, I would like it if someone would tell me if and why my characters are Mary Sues so that I may improve and change them.
Lack of Character Development: I do not expect this out of every fic, but I would like to see some of it. I would like to see the personalities and views of certain characters change a little, to show that they have been impacted by something or someone throughout the fic. This does not bother me too much, but I would like to see more of it.
Pointless Angst: Okay, I can understand if there is a good reason for the angst. Something happens that could actually cause angst in a person. But when this OC has angst that doesn't need to be there, and there is no point to it, then it is irritating. I can understand if something happened in their past to cause their current angst at the beginning to the story. Now, if the angst is part of character development, then I will put up with it just to see where the OC will be going. But to be quite honest, I am not a big fan of characters who constantly angst over their past and use that as an excuse to be rude to the surrounding cast. I can understand if they are sensitive about something in their life, but its annoying when they are constantly angsting and not even trying to move on with their life.
Out of Character: It annoys me. I did that a few times and I am trying to correct that with some of my fics. Now, this happens a lot with humor fics. But really, the canon characters need to stay in character even in humor fics. That will make it funnier to read their in-character reactions to certain things. And yes I do realize it can be a challenge to write certain characters in-character, but at least put some effort into it!
True Love At First Sight: Its cliche. Now, I am not against any and all cliches, but this one I do have a problem with. I hate it when characters just start falling in love, OCs and canon alike, for no reason. Now it would be understandable if it were an infautation and then slowly the relationship evolves and changes with time. But it is completely unrealistic for two people to find true love just by looking at or talking to someone once. It takes time for relationships to grow and the characters need to be given time to get to know each, to see if their personalities will click.
Little to no Details: I absolutly love it when I am reading a fic that is rich with detail. Even if I already know what a character or certain location looks like, its still fun to read the detail that can be put into describing certain areas and or people. There should not be more dialogue than detail. And I am not saying that dialogue is not important; it is, but there needs to be a lot of detail in what the characters are doing or how they move from point A to point B while they are talking.
High-School/Vampire plots: I have seen so many of these, and to be honest, I am not a fan of them. The vampire idea is just random; I see them in fics where there would not be any vampires in that show/game/book/cartoon/anime/manga/movie, whatever. Now if it is plausible that there would be vampires in the universe that the fic belongs to, then I do not mind as much. And then I don't see why people are putting these characters in high school. High school drama is not as fun as it may look on television, and I am not particulary interested in reading about it (but I will if it is executed properly).
Twilight: This is really quite tragic. I used to love the word 'twilight', and I still do, but now I can't say it without someone thinking that I am talking about the series and not the word that is another way to say 'sunset'. I will admit it that I liked the books, but they were the kind of book I would only read once, and maybe again if I honestly had nothing else to read. But now I am beginning to despise the entire series due to all of the hype surrounding it. I could rant about that series for three days and nights if I wanted to, which is why I am ending this paragraph now.
That's all I can think of right now. Will update this list later...
Things I like About Writing:
Character Development: I absolutely love this! I enjoy reading a story where the characters grow and mature as its goes on. Even if the characters are adults, I still like it when they undergo changes to their personality. Its realistic and believable, seeing a character change due to the things they see or do during the story.
Accurate and Detailed Descriptions: One thing I enjoy is reading description that are not only accurate, but very detailed. That and the words used in the details are creative and somewhat poetic. It will me paint a very interesting picture in my head while I am reading. I could care less if I already know what a canon character or area looks like; the added description is still fun to put in to the story. I do not know why, but I enjoy describing a character's appearance. Its fun for me. I'm sorry if it annoys other readers.
Believable Characters: I want to see characters that seem to actually fit in the story. Its awkward reading a story where the OC doesn't seem to fit in. I like reading fics where the OC maye have met a canon character prior to the fic and if the OC actually has a history that would fit. And giving a character personality traits that would actually fit their background and surroundings help too. I hate it when I see a character who came from a perfectly normal background as being really depressed and angsty. It makes me wonder why they are like that. But that leads into my dislike of pointless angst, so I won't discuss it here. Just put a character that actually fits in the fic, not someone who would not belong in that kind of story.
I'll update this later...
Oriental style food. I know, a random list. But I felt like adding it.
"A word to the wise ain't nesscary-its the stupid ones that need advice."
"This shindig looks like the bomb-diggity."
-Balmung, from .hack
"It is arrogant for one to reject change because it is undesirable. Rejection of change is the rejection possibilities."
-Harald Hoerwick, from .hack
-Sora, from .hack
Will update sometime soon...
Favorite Songs of the Month:
Constipated, by Weird Al
Never-Ending Story, by Within Temptation
So that is my profile thus far. I shall update someday. Ta-ta...
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