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Why the penguins? I just realized that I have no personal pictures/icons on my new laptop yet, but this was one of the pre-installed ones. Besides, what kind of monster doesn't love penguins?
Hola, mis amores. If you're here that means you've found the profile of one hitorisuko! Congrats! You've either made a really good decision... or a really bad one. Read onward to find out... /kisses/
Name: feel free to call me Maya. Most people do. Except my dad's family, they call me Sam which is weird cause there's no way you can get that from shortening my actual name.
Sex: I’m a female if you haven’t figured yet.
Location: Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Love it and Hate it but it will always be my home.
"If you are in South Philadelphia, there is a 37 percent more chance of someone opening their door in their underwear."
Just be yourself and if people don't like it, well, screw them.
You can't make a person love you...you can only stalk them and hope for the best.
Like its politicians and its wars, society has the teenagers it deserves.
I want to thank everyone for supporting my stories!! Truely, I love all my readers! You guys ROCK!!!
As of right now however, ther is some serious drama going on in my life and while writing generally makes me feel better, I don't know when I'll be updating again. At least one chapter for each of my stories has been started, it's just a matter of finishing them. I'll have them up before the month is out, no doubt. I'm trying to be better about all this.
Oh, and a personal thank you to anyone who has ever read the Grand Side of Things. I mean, god. That must have been terrible considering I didn't update for like two years. The things is when I started, I said it was just an absent-minded idea that I thought I would enjoy writing, and I did, but I got so caught up in The Lupin Childe, that it kind of slipped my mind- that and the fact that GST wasn't getting as much support. I'm a real sucker for reviews /smiles sheepishly/ but that's pretty much my fault for not updating. The point is, I'm sorry and as long as you guys want to read- I want to write. Deal?
For my readers of the Lupin Childe, obviously the one-shots are up. Sorry I didn' tell you guys. Not that I think many of you will see this. As it is, if you all looked at my profile then you would know that already... so, yeah. I'm kinda assuming that the only people aware that the one-shots are up are those that had me on Author alert rather than just a story alert... or those who requested a one shot and were checking up on me. Either way, don't say I never told you and enjoy .!
Oh!Oh! I also have an idea for a new story (several actually but lets keep this simple) and it would be slash. A pretty sterotypical story about Harry being a magical creature, going to another school and having a mate and it being all full of drama and fluffy goodness!! I've read many stories like this and couldn't help but feel the need to write my own. Silly, I know, but it makes me terribly excited. If you're interested, let me know.
Alright, I'm done. Love you guys,
Oh F*! That was my thought just now when I realized that I would not be keeping the promise I made of updating my stories today. Holy hell, I'm soooo sorry. I'm not good at deadlines (even self invented ones) and the time just got away from me. Not to mention I started ANOTHER story and my mind has been following that dramatic thing around. I'm so sorry guys. I'll do what I can for now, but I obviously need a few more days. But I'm on it, I swear.
So dudes, yeah. I finally updated the Lupin Childe and... I cannot express to you how utterly relived I am having done so. I mean... that was a long ass wait and I felt terrible on soooo many levels about it. So, I offer you my apologies and hope we can move on from this rather tragic situation.
To the readers of the Grand Side of Things /winces/ yeah... um, maybe I'll have a suitable apology for you guys in a while?
To the readers of the No Day But Today, you guys have no idea how good you've got it. Seriously, I think the longest I made you wait was like 17 days. Besides that the next chapter of it will probably be up by this weeks end...
On the subject of TLC's (oh my gosh! what a awesome acronym!) One-Shots, I'm still taking suggestions though I'm a bit backed up in the actual writing of these. Um, Molto Alesato if your reading this, yours is still upnext when I get to it /sheepish grin/. On that note, love you all,
11/3o/2o1o, 2:o4 AM
I just realized I did something really bad. You see, a loooong time ago (actually around the time I started the Lupin Childe) I actually posted under another account on this site and after I got into TLC, I pretty much ignored it. I went back recently and discovered that one of my stories that I all but abandoned was actually still being read. After seeing such devotion I couldn't bring myself to delete it. So! I've directed my readers there to here and in the near future a new (not really) story will be joining our little family here. It's a HP story (obviously), slash between Harry and an OC (some of you know how much I like those). It has a pretty basic plot I think so it shouldn't disrupt what little consistency I have in my currant updates, but I wanted to let you guys know and if you happen to be one of those utterly devoted readers I just mentioned, again, I'm so sorry.
Please note, if any of you were worried about my lack of activity, that I actually have a valid excuse this time. I've just started University (look above under school) and so it's been a bit hectic. My stories are not abandoned nor on hiatus... it's just taking me longer than usual to get around to them. This is hardly the longest I've kept you all waiting (don't you just hate every time I say that?) but I thought I should leave you guys a bit of a note.
So sorry, updates will be along eventually (there's only six weeks until summer break or so my Prefect tells me) and Cheers!!
Love you guys, hitori
Okay? Have I made several people happy? In the the last, er, two weeks? I've done No Day But Today and I just updated The Lupin Childe. Yay me! NDBT is just about over, one chapter left loves and, well, I'll write it eventually. TLC I'm going to try to look into more heavily for the next few weeks because, lets face it, I owe you guys.
For those of you who know what Changes is, yeah, it's not up yet, I'm working on it. For the Grand Side of Things...er...I'm...working on it...?
For the Lupin Childe one-shots, I'll keep going but however long that last beyond the next... four or so chapters is totally up to you guys so, yeah.
It's late and I have a lot of cramming to do tomorrow because I NEED to get a butt-load of work done before finals which are... bloody hell. Next week. Um... don't expect to see me during that time /rubs head sheepishly/.
Love you all, pray for me if you're religiously inclined,
Guess what I've decided?! I'm going to update the Grand Side of Things! Are you not proud of me? My muse for this is fleeting at best but I do want to finish it. Or, at least act like I'm going to. I feel bad because I actually got a review for it today (last night?) and, well, those always prompt me to work harder. I will upload Changes too. I didn't before because I hadn't written the next chapter as promised and that's something I'm going to try and work out too.
The Lupin Childe One-shots has been updated and apparently it was much appreciated _. If you're interested I'll keep taking request. Except maybe from one person as I'm already backed up with you, you know who you are *wink*
NDBT and TLC I'll be around to after finals probably. Oh! That's another thing, I wanted to thank you guys for being so understanding about my whole work load. Yes, yes, school is important. It is also rather annoying. So, while I may complain about the amount of things I have to do, I really do like updating because writing, while helping me procrastinate, also makes me feel better. It's like 'at least I can do something right... sorta'. So don't fell sorry for me, I'm not about to flunk out or anything (I'll have you know I'm an A and B student), I'm just in for 18 credit hours (which was a stupid idea btw) and hate Freshman Seminar Skills. But! I'll be done everything by next Thursday and have a seven hour car ride home which, if I'm not sleeping, I'll probably spend brainstorming.
Though I do need a job this coming summer... Damn. Anyone hiring in the Philadelphia area?
Love you all,
I've only just started writing the last chapter of No Day But Today (nearly two months after the fact, I know) and I'm having fun doing it despite my less than healthy sleeping habits. I started at exactly at 1:11 this morning and I've been working on and off and have 4 pages done, 5 1/2 to 6 maybe once I add the paragraph breaks to the last page I wrote. I'm skipping around a lot so in actuality I've only finished one scene: the aftermath of Blaise (or at least one of them, I'm not sure if there will be more). I have to finish the actual scene involving him, resolve Lily and James' issue and maybe let Cailean have a little more face time but I'm happier than I thought I'd be considering my muse was being an ass and I started this chapter with no idea what I was going to write but rather resigned to the fact that I have to finish this story before I can move on with my oh so exciting life. Note sarcasm.
On a similar note, I also started the next chapter of the Lupin Childe but only 3 pages into that unfortunately. Once it's properly formatted it'll probably stretch out to about four and a half? but I want it longer than that. I have a vision of where that is going, it's just very difficult to translate into words. Thank you all though for your never ending patience. Do I deserve it? Eh. Probably not _.
Love you all, hitori
Guess who's just experienced the overwhelming joy of completing a NOVEL LENGTH story (or so I'm told)?! That's right, bow to me!! No, wait, that's not necessary. I'm just so relieved. It's been driving me crazy even though that last chapter only took me all of four days to write, and it's not like I was working on it constantly. But it's DONE! I want to virtually hug every last one of my readers for that, you guys are fantastical!! I've loved your reviews and all the witty and lovely comments you've left. I've had someone call my story "raw and beautiful"! How wild is that?!
sigh* Okay, I'll cool out though I totally expect for the next few days to be flying high on the wings of my success before I have to crash back into the ocean of reality.
Love you ALL, hitori--
My internet is going to be down for a little bit so, if I can't do something through my cellphone, don't expect to see me around much for at least a week, two at the longest. I was going to and did do an epilogue for No Day But Today, as some of you've heard. I'll post it tomorrow before the internet goes. The Lupin Childe is coming along slowly but surely, hopefully I'll get a burst of energy and have something solid for you all to read next week. The One-shots I'll consider at my ledger if that wasn't obvious.
I'll try on The Grand Side of Things, as well as Changes, to get at least one chapter for both would be ideal (after getting one for TLC of course). I'll not get into the new story my mind bombarded me with until then, at least (but I totally think it's cute guys!).
As of now, well, I went grocery shopping yesterday and currently have three boxes or PopTarts and a case of Dr. Pepper waiting on me, so I'll see you when I see you darlin's.
love you all, hitori
Nothing much to say really. The next chapter of the Lupin Childe is done...and I hate it, so it's being re-written and may or may not be up by the end of this week depending on how the process goes.
My collection of Drabbles for No Day But Today has, obviously, been getting a lot of air time. They're easy to write, you know, when I'm not watching classic BBC television shows about mysterious Captains or time lord Doctors. Or playing a game involving slingshot wielding birds. Either way, they'll keep going. Right now the end goal is 50--there will be at least that many drabbles. Should it go beyond that is up to you guys.
Speaking of those Drabbles though, you've all been very great about that. My experience with drabbles, not that I have many, I hate drabbles, is that they don't get too much in terms of reviews, but you've certainly proved that wrong. Thank you so much, to everyone!
On that note, is it weird that I've gotten almost 100 new reviews for No Day But Today after the story ended? Not that I'm not greatful--I think it's fantastic! Just odd. And why are people still adding it to their Story Alert? What do you expected to be alerted on? You're best bet of getting any news is actually from alerting the drabbles. I doubt there will be any news though.
The Grand Side of Things: not so much writers block as it is... never mind. It's writers block. Me and that silly thing are on completely different pages. Changes: the same.
Ah, but I am planning on re-posting my two Harry/Ginny one-shots from my old account. How about that?
I'm tired. Going to go finish watching Torchwood now.
o8/o1/2o11 (Bloody hell. It's August already??)
Some of you may have noticed that I uploaded two "new" stories here. They're old and from back when there was hope and love and canon shipping was the only thing in my silly adolescent mind /shudder/. They're sickeningly sweet, actually. I'm a bit nauseated.
I'm working on the Lupin Childe chapter re-write (obviously it's past my self-set deadline so I'm sorry for that) and partially on the Drabbles. Those, at the moment, slip in and out of my minds focus. One moment I have this GRAND idea, and the next, I turn my television back on and am watching in horrified fascination Torchwood re-runs (yes, it has recently become a bit of an obsession and no, it's not the first time it's happened with this particular show).
I'm doing a lot of wondering about Pottermore too. If anyone else is getting involved in the beta testing (whenever that starts) my name is MoonEcho41, look me up, 'kay darlin's?
This is becoming a very casual update--more about my life than anything you all care about. Though I doubt many of you read this anyway unless I've personally directed you here for 'update information'. That...has probably never been helpful. Hmm.
It's nearly 2AM on the east coast so I'm just...I'm just gonna go...
love you all,
Hello lovely people, how are all of you? I'm...dealing. Life is rather dreary at the moment.
Lets talk about my stories, ay? The Lupin Childe: As some of you may have noticed it was updated and it wasn't some of my best work by far but all I can say is that I'm trying to finish it. I have a lovely new beta and while we won't be re-writing it, with some effort on my part, it will be more...consistent. It's not perfect, but what is. I'm obsessive compulsive to an extent, certainly, but unfortunately for you guys that doesn't push me towards perfectionism. At all. We'll close this part of the story and get on with our lives and when part two comes out, it'll be better. I mean, I started this story when I was 16. Not only is my dyslexia not as contained as it could be but...dudes, I was 16. My writing has changed a bit.
While we're on the topic, let me just say this: I'm dyslexic. I appreciate all of you that like and read my stories but the reviews about spelling are getting a bit old. I'm not speaking to anyone in particular, because dozens of you have said something about it at one point or another, eve if it was in an offhanded way, and I don't even mind it. I was diagnoised a decade ago, I'm very much use to it. Just...it's exasperating and.../sigh/ I'm ranting. People are always going to do it so...whatever.
No Day But Today: Please stop adding it to story alert if you can help it, it's complete, and getting those notices are confusing. Amusing, but confusing. It's kinda driving me crazy.
No Day But Today Drabbles: I've not stopped them and so far there is no writer's block, I just haven't felt like writing in a while. Next is hpbrat2 if I'm not mistaken so I'll be getting around to that at some point in the near future. To those of you who don't read them, they've actually turned out pretty decent according to my lovely reviewers who, by the way, come up with the most awesome prompts. Most are also not very drabble like. Shorter than my normal chapters ( which typical average between 5000 and 7500 words) but still a good size in their own right. I think they average around 700, but I neither care enough to double check nor am I a math wiz so yeah.
Summer Storms and Winter Wonderings: Thank you to those who have taken an interest in these little one shots. It means a lot. I can't quite figure out why they're so popular (I've long since grown out of my HarryGinny4eva shipping and moved on to greener and sexier pastures) but who am I to argue. Thank you again and I love you all.
The Grand Side of Things: A Work In Progress if I've ever seen one. I mean lordy, when was the last time I gave that more than a ten minute consideration. I'm trying, I am, but the idea for it just isn't there as strongly as it used to be. It's there, just...obscure. I blame television. So much Glee can not be productive.
While on the subject of television, I would never turn away who messages me and just wants to talk about Torchwood. Cause dudes, how sick is that show? I practically swoon seeing it and half of my spare time is spent watching the series over and over again on Netflix. Except when you-know-who dies is season three because I can't bare the heart ache. I also have taken an interest in the anime Baka to Test.
Oh!! And before I forget! Guess who got her first flame?!?! I was completely psyched!! It was the first bad thing anyone had to say about any of my stories on this site and I believe they called the Lupin Childe disgusting and suggested that I was a 12-year-old girl! Now it wasn't a raging flame, it was all said kind of frankly and that was boring (I would have much rathered a "you bitch! you;re such a bad riter! your story is shite and your stoopied" less classy, but way more entertaining) but I guess you can't be picky about these things. The point is I reached that milestone in my writing and it was freakin' sweet. I even had my mother take the number review it was (405) and play the lottery with it and it. Came. Out. How awesome is that?! Not stright but still! Of course, my mom played the night number and it came out during the day so I'm still dirt poor but if that wasn't one of the weirdest things that ever happened to me...
I think I've said all I've had to say. My birthday was last month so happy bleated birthday to me. 19 isn't an "important" birthday but hey I got cake and a hundred dollars from my mom. She borrowed back about 60 but still _.
I love you. Goodbye and Goodnight.
Just a quick tip off for all you lovely people out there. I managed to convince myself to do NaNoWriMo this year and so for the next month my concentration will be narrowed and focused on a goal of 50,000 words for a novel I don't even know the whole plot to. Charming, right? The point is you might see even less of me than usual. However, I do have a way of letting off stress by the process of * PROCRASTINATION, which I could consider fanfiction during this crucial tme in my life, but who knows?
I'm nervous guys, but not terribly so. I have an idea (I came up with it mear hours ago) and hopefully it can turn into something substantial. Now, I know (and many a teacher would confirm this) that when pressed for time, I can bullshit my way through anything. 50,000 words hardly seems threatenting to me. It's 50,000 words of something comprehensible that proves the problem. My attention span in no good and my dear sweet muse enjoys playing hide-and-seek when confronted with a deadline so...I don't know, cheer me on?
My username is hitorisuko, of course. You can find me just about anywhere under that name, so to any writing buddies (is that what they're called?) out there drop me a line.
A note about The Lupin Childe though: I have a Beta, she's magnificent--I can't express this enough--and I will start reloading the chapters she's edited when I find the time to without something interrupting me. Usually it's sleep. For some reason editing is the all cure for my insomnia.
We had snow the other day! It's f*king cold ! _ So I'll turn up my space heater and try to sleep now. Or I could go and finish the rest of my dinner...we had Ox Tails...how messed up is that? No offense to anyone of course, as they are quite good but my mom has an unhealthy obesession with them and it's starting to drive me a bit nuts.
What was I talking about?
love you all, hitori
1o/3o/2o11, 2:42 AM
I don't have anything particularly insightful to say. This week my goal to to get the next chapter of the Lupin Childe out, repost the chapters that have been edited and to write my next drabble for NDBT. But we all know how my goals typically work out, so don't hold me to any of that.
I'm not feeling too great, I was even in the hospital a few days ago with some sort of virus and my mood has deteriorated appropriately given the circumstancs. I'm currently being an inhouse nanny for my sister which means I don't get sick days lest I beg my mother to go in my stead like she so kindly did yesterday, but I'm on duty again today and so I need to pack my bag and get my ass over there. If you want to know the reason why or just read the rantings of a madwoman, check out my livejournal. Yay.
Sorry. I'm just exhausted.
But I think that's all that's up to date on y life, I hope I have something nice for some of you guys to read soon. Cheers.
To Makeupholic, should you read this:
First, the reason I’m answering this here even though there is only a slim chance of you reading it:
Let’s go in order of the reviews:
1. My timeline has undergone some extensive rethinking, my editing however has not undergone extensive anything. The author’s note was from before I decided to change the timeline. Please disregard. Most of my ANs don’t make much sense now.
2. Severus is a bit obsessive yes, but he is well within his right to threaten Draco even if the poor boy didn’t and won’t do anything to further damage Harry. I don’t know about you, but my father was very much a hindrance to any potential boyfriend. Not quite a shotgun toting daddy, but close enough.
3. The reason for Harry’s name change is that he is not James’ son in this so simply being Harry James Potter doesn’t seem very appropriate. Harry James anything seems inappropriate. Harrison was chosen for two reasons:
--It does sound more mature than Harry, but then I view Severus as being much more mature than James. Just 'Harry' doesn’t seem like a name Severus would chose to call his son.
--It’s not so far away from Harry that it proves confusing nor should it be overly irritating. It bothers me as well when author’s change characters names extensively so I didn‘t go wild. Harry is still referred to as Harry (I mention Harrison all of what, 3 times?) but it’s disconnecting the story from canon. For a fan fiction, I don’t see a problem with that. It’s not like he’s Servine Tobias Snape or something weird of the like.
I also, personally, don’t see Harrison as an old man name. I have two cousins names Harrison, one is 14 while the other is somewhere in his twenties. Coincidently I don’t see Harold as such either. The Harold I know is in his 50s, but if he wasn’t always bragging about his master’s degrees you’d never be able to tell. He acts very much like a child
4. There is a reason for the platonic sort of relationship Harry and Draco have besides the fact that I’m a prude in my writing. Harry is young and has just exited a relationship he’s been in for years, with someone he thought he loved who ended up hurting him. There is no logical reason why he would jump into a relationship with Draco other than the occasional handholding and kissing. This story takes place over about 6 months (give or take, you’ve already noticed my timeline is skewed), and I don’t see that as a enough time for a pregnant teenager to develop a sexual relationship with anyone, no matter how much of a drarry lover I am. Besides Harry being emotionally damaged in that respect, Draco pushing the issue would make him just as much of a jerk as Blaise which isn’t what I was going for.
Besides the whole male pregnancy thing being physically impossible, I like to think I’ve handled the realistic human emotion aspect of this pretty well and I’m sorry if you don’t find it to your liking.
Though there is nothing to be said, I felt like saying something. So far I've managed to keep up with my update once a week thing but I don't know how long that'll last. I'm feeling uninspired and depressed again (it happens enough that I probably need medication...or my teenage angst phase is catching up to me a little late) so I just don't feel like writing. I want to, but even four sentences into this little life update is feeling unbearably tedious.
So, what I'm likely going to do after this is not pull something amazing out of my ass, but rather watch either Toddlers and Tiaras or one of the many documentaries about babies on Netflix. Cause that's the kind of thing I do in my spare time when I don't feel like reading and the thought of writing (or being productive in anyway for that matter) is almost enough to make me physically sick.
Wish me luck as I pop some Ibuprofen for the head and stomach ache I've managed to accrue over the pass few hours and try to keep down my dinner.
My God, has it really been since January that I've last written here? That's...terribly sad. Sorry guys. That's messed up and you all are likely not to happy with me. I also sounded really bad in the last update that I honestly don't remember writing. It must have been some really dark days for me as I can't remember feeling that bad. I sound depressing.
Anyway, I have a job (have I mentioned that before?) and so RL had been getting in the way more frequently than previously. I'm either constantly tired or irritable and that doesn't make for good writing. Sorry. I also get sick a lot, but I think we've talked about my compromised health before so I won't get into it. The reason I'm here at this moment at any rate is because I talked to Tears and Rain last night (she messages me occasionally out of the blue and makes for awesome conversation) and I always feel bad after our little encounters when I haven't written in a while so: Game Plan! Give you guys this little update and then try to pull something amazing out of my ass! Or at least something mediocre. That'll probably be less painful.
Don't bother getting your mind out of the gutter, you read fanfiction, so I know it practically already lives there.
I'm working on it. What exactly? A little bit of everything. But mostly The Lupin Child.
Love you all,
I'm not dead, if you were wondering. If it matters to you, I'm working now on the next chapter of The Lupin Childe. Right now. Well, not literally. This very moment I'm writing this, but you get the point. It's priority, followed by my NDBT Drabbles. We'll se how this goes and if it takes another 8 months. Blah.
I do love you guys though
I just finished responding to like one of the best reviews ever for the Lupin Childe and this is something that came up that clearly I have to address if I don't want people out for my head later on:
Skylar and Harry. Er, yeah. I realized writing that last chapter that things were getting a little...awkward? I thought it might be seen that way but it was my hope that people would think "Oh, they're just kids". Apparently not. This will not be a slash story. This story idea bloomed long before my fan-girl-phase kicked in and it will stay as untainted as I can bare to make it (though I don't recommend you read *any* of my other stories, because if you're looking for het and realistic that is so not what you will find). It will be het ultimately with maybe some vague hint of slash (nothing that should tip the story into that category) as Harry becomes a teenager and might have mixed feelings toward some people. I'm making him out to be a very love-is-love type of kid so I don't think he'd blink twice at a homosexual relationship nor at being in one, but, I'm holding firm on this one. Het wins it. Not Harry/Ginny het if that makes you feel better, either.
As far as his relationship with Skylar goes, due to their similarities in family, interest and age, they do have a close bond that is strictly brotherly in nature. Their interaction that may suggest otherwise in this last chapter especially is in reaction to a traumatic experience. Also, Harry has a bit of an affection craving nature and it wouldn't be in Skylar's own nature to deny him that. I get what you mean though. As a girl, my touchy-feeliness sometimes explodes all over the place. I think I may have to address this to the story's general public and reign that in a bit. But as a side note and a halfhearted attempt at defending myself, I do have six siblings and my little brother was *very* clingy. He always needed a hug and a kiss and to have me pay attention to him or he'd throw a fit. He's 16 now, plays football and videos game and could care less about when I come to visit unless it's his birthday and I have money. The point is, my experience with little boys is fishy at best, but I have seen a more emotional side of some.
Right. So are we all clear? No surprises? If you still have any questions or concerns feel free to review of PM me whenever. I read everything that comes through my inbox. I may forget it for a few days but I definately see it, 'kay?
Have to run. Real life calls
love you all, hitori
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