Author has written 65 stories for Naruto, Evangelion, One Piece, Avatar: Last Airbender, Harry Potter, and Elder Scroll series.
The author formerly known as 'Gaara's Plaything.'
What can I say? (shrugs) Felt like changing it...
ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A DOG NAMED BOOKABOO WHO NEEDED A STORY A DAY, OR HE JUST COULDN'T PLAY.
SO... HE GOT FIRED. ;)
Also, I'm Elspeth'sQuest on fictionpress.
Life sucks. :P The laptop I use for writing has gone kaput. I've already downloaded LibreOffice onto my newer laptop, which is primarily a gaming laptop, so I may still update, but slower than usual until I can afford to get Microsoft Word for my newer laptop. Which, I don't deny, is still pretty slow these days. (Saving the money, not the laptop) My poor old laptop lasted me five years, and this new one is only seven months old, so it'll hopefully be a very long time before a laptop plonks out on me again.
It stinks when you get osteoarthritis before you've even turned 40. :'(
A little bit about me: I'm an Aussie, I'm female, and my age is no one's business but mine. :P ;) I love cats, don't like dogs, and my favourite mythical animal is the dragon. I love all colours, except this horrible blue I once saw, and a horrible green, too. Pink is my favourite, though. I'm unemployed, though I wish otherwise, and unattached, which I prefer. I love 80's & 90's music, and dislike 90% of today's music. I love sci-fi and fantasy, and love a good comedy. I shamelessly love the kiddie programs from my youth, and on the best of days, refuse to act my age. ;)
I'm childish, loud, opinionated, lazy, and share too much, resulting in either embarrassing situations, or arguments. A bit shy at first when meeting new people, I quickly get over it and annoy people enough that they either hate me or like me. ;) I'm the least prejudiced person I know, because I don't care about anyone's skin colour, religion, or such, just how they treat people and animals. I've lived in ten different houses in the last twenty years.
Right now, I live five minutes from the beach in one direction, and twenty in the other. By car, that is.
I love gaming, my favourite is the Legend of Zelda series, then Skyrim, then Witcher 3. I have six consoles and two hand helds, and only two of those aren't Nintendo. (PS2 & PS3) I hate playing games on PC with a mouse, I'll choose a controller any day. ;) I've got very little in the way of musical talent, can't draw, but I love to colour in, these new adult colouring in books are awesome. :)
I love anime, though I admit that I haven't really watched anything that's new. Mostly I love Naruto, Dragonball Z, Sailor Moon, Neon Genesis, and some others. I have a ton of books, half of which are Mills & Boon. ;) The rest are 95% fantasy, with a couple of sci-fi, some cartoon ones (eg, Garfield and Where's Wally) and some teenage drama ones. I live by the creed, 'The book is better than the movie' with few exceptions, like Stardust.
That'll do for now, maybe I'll tell you more later. :)
The poll I had up about why people read my stories is done. The winning answer is a tie between people reading for the summary, and people reading for the pairings. A big thanks to all who voted! :)
I deleted a bunch of my stories that I'm not getting back to...
All Naruto stories are discontinued until further notice. That notice being when I give a damn about Naruto again.
If someone says that a certain pairing is their OTP, then writes stuff that pairs them with others, does that make them a liar?
I was just reading a review on a story I follow, and they were such a bitch! They think that just because their one shot got more reviews than the other persons multi chapter story, that they're a better writer! People like that are selfish, stupid, and ought to be banned! Unfortunately, that's not possible, but if it was, I'd nominate them for it in a heart beat!
Writing on here is not an effing competition, and flamers should all be aware, any comments on my stories like that, and you will be blocked! And don't think I wouldn't do it, because I already have! So follow the age old saying, 'If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all', and stay the hell away from my stories!
Things I hate in fanfiction (or simply dislike):
Self inserts and pairing oc's with main or main-ish cannon characters. That doesn't count for things like Skyrim, where one of the points of it is that every dragonborn is different. I don't mean random filler oc's, either.
M-preg. It’s fricking physically impossible, men don’t even have room to grow a fricking foetus without internal damage! Probably. Either way, it's impossible.
Slash and yaoi fans degrading straight pairings. For example, I once had a review on a SasuNaru I wrote that basically told me I was disgusting for putting straight stuff in it.
People who ship gay non cannon pairings and try to say it’s cannon, especially if there’s nothing to support it. For example, Goku X Vegeta in Dragonball stuff. It’s one thing to have a fun little fluff piece, but then to try and say that the two of them are actually gay, properly in cannon, and bashing Chi-Chi and Bulma, is another.
Also straight versions of the above.
Bashing characters for no good reason. If someone’s bashing a character just because, it annoys the hell out of me. However, if it’s for plot, then I’m cool with it.
Super freaking long author notes. I’ve been known to ramble on in an author note, but when someone’s note is longer or as long as the chapter, that’s a different matter entirely.
People who hold stories hostage for reviews, or who whine about whether or not they’re getting enough reviews. It’s true, I love reviews and would love to have lots. But I’m not going to complain or refuse to update just because I didn’t get enough. Sheesh! If I'm not updating, its because I'm incredibly busy, or my brain has died. :P
On a similar vein, people who have tons and tons of reviews, and complain that they're not getting enough of them. For instance, just yesterday I learned that an author I like was going on about how they want to get rid of their six chapter story because it wasn't getting enough feedback to satisfy them. But they have over five hundred reviews for those six chapters! There are people out there who get hardly any, or no reviews for their stories, and never complain, so this particular person should be friggin' grateful for all the reviews they get!
People who claim you glorify rape just because you forgot to put a non con warning on. Screw you!
Stories where one of the main pairings is having sex with someone, and the other person on the pairings comes along and sees them, and becomes attracted to them because of it. I don't care if this is something that really happens in life, it ticks me off.
Americanisation. People who put American culture things, like Thanksgiving, into things from countries like Japan, where they don't do that. I get it, you're American, and that's what you know and do, but others don't!
Same goes with other culture stuff for above, really. I once read a Naruto set in England, and it was so thoroughly British, it made my head hurt. The slang was so localised, I couldn't make heads or tails of it.
Huge, giant paragraphs. When stories have paragraphs so large, my eyes sometimes lose track of where I'm reading. I generally avoid stories that do that, which is a shame, because there are some out there with really promising premises, but the layout ruins it all.
What's the point of having a marriage law fic where Hermione (or whatever female is in the used genre) has multiple husbands? Barring twins and whatnot, she'd still only be having one child at a time. More sense, I think, for a guy to have multiple wives. Though I really, really, really, don't condone polygamy.
If you don't use quotation marks, I won't read your story.
Repetitive stories. When someone does the same trope over and over. This is only a mild annoyance, though, and I don't mind if the author is a good one. It's when you get bad or mediocre ones doing it. Personally, I try to think of unique plots to write, or twists on tropes that people don't usually expect.
I wish people would be clear in their summary what the pairing is. I've got the feeling I've missed out on some good stories because I'm not sure of the pairing. I don't want to risk reading one I hate, you know.
More coming as I think of them...