Author has written 5 stories for Harry Potter, Battlestar Galactica: 2003, Pokémon, and Inheritance Cycle.
9th February - I'm on a high after seeing Liverpool stuff Arsenal this weekend, so I might fly through another few thousand words soon. If not, I should be able to update sometime next week.
Yesterday, I joined 'AllPoetry'. For those who don't know, this is simply a site where anyone can sign up and post original poetry at will, or take part in competitions and read the work of others. If you ever feel like reading the poetic dabbling of a college/university student, here's a link to my profile (and thank you in advance if you take the time to read anything at all - it's greatly appreciated):
One thing that continues to amaze me is the diversity of Double Jeopardy's fan-base. I'm sure this is a shared statistic for thousands of writers on this site, but still... this month (January 2014) alone the story has been visited by people from close to fifty different nations, and that, I think, is a beautiful piece of information. It's incredible how widespread it is around the world, and I really couldn't be prouder; not because I've written something recognised in so many countries, but because so many different cultures can come together to enjoy a piece of writing. So, I just want to thank you all for your continual dedication - things like this are why I continue writing and why I always will.
Double Jeopardy will most likely be my magnum opus when I finish writing on this site, even though that isn't a time I can yet foresee. I continuously tinker with the dialogue and descriptivism in the earlier chapters, as some of it makes me cringe slightly. Apparently thinking you're a good writer at fifteen is rib-tickling to your eighteen year old counterpart. I'm only saying this because, when I get the time, an overhaul should be in the works. This will update nothing but minor details (with the exception of the speech marks, all of which will be changed from singles to doubles), so don't be alarmed. After that I'll stop tinkering.
If you ever feel the need to flame me go ahead and try. Seriously. I'll enjoy not giving a toss and/or blasting you to smithereens with my argumentative abilities, so be sure to give it your best shot. Please.
I'm a proud otaku, lover of fantasy and sci-fi rolled into one, as well as a huge gamer and someone who watches a 'lot' of T.V and films. And reads for fun. And dabbles in poetry and prose. And watches football with a passion (ordinary, not American). Does that make me the biggest social hermit you've ever met? In the words of Heisenberg: "You're goddamn right."
-Upcoming Stories (Only S&S is ready to be published; however, this doesn't mean I will publish it any time soon. I can't stay dedicated to too much, and won't struggle to try. It isn't fair on any who are reading the story. I even feel bad about A Sonata for Kanto already...)-
- Solitude and Solidarity. Harry Potter universe. Description -
A nine year old Harry Potter meets Hermione Granger by chance, and his young life is altered greatly. Through the pair developing a close friendship, Harry will enter the magical world of Hogwarts not alone, but with a companion he cherishes and protects more than life itself. The consequences, far-reaching, will either be beautiful to withhold… or devastating to endure.
Untitled Harry Potter / Sherlock crossover. Description - Colin Creevey has just been petrified, and the staff is no closer to finding the Heir of Slytherin. One innocuous prompt from Harry is enough to tempt Dumbledore into asking for outside help, despite the misgivings of more than a few characters. Those misgivings aren't deterred when the eccentric detective and his best friend show up to sink their teeth into the matter. This story is an odd one. It acts as my new attempt to juggle more than one story with my outside life, something I've been disappointingly unsuccessful in trying to control up until now. It's unusual in that it'll be like the Sherlock T.V. show in its sporadic manner - chapters will be long, and therefore deliberately infrequent. It won't be published until I have at least 50,000 words written (one tenth of the way there as of January 11th)
- Untitled Harry Potter / DC crossover. Description - From what I have so far, Harry is adopted by Bruce Wayne after Lily and James are killed. Imagine THAT Harry going to Hogwarts.
- Untitled Stargate SG-1 / Battlestar Galactica crossover. Description - SG-1 accidentally travel through a solar flare when attempting to access the Ori galaxy via the Supergate. They are sent back to the midst of the Second Cylon War.
- Unconfirmed Sherlock / Dexter crossover. Who wouldn't want to see this showdown?!
- Unconfirmed Harry Potter / Matrix crossover. Fun idea, I have to say.
Please note that all 'Unconfirmed' stories listed above are simply ideas I'm throwing around. They may never come to fruition, but more than likely will after some time. 'Untitled' stories are definitely on the agenda, but finding the time to write will be difficult when I have Double Jeopardy on my plate, not to mention working on my deleted stories and university, which is no picnic.
I firmly believe that authors personally control any story they publish, so don't expect mine to be 100% loyal to its canon counterpart (or counterparts, if it's a cross-over). Like Double Jeopardy, it will possibly follow the original story-line of the text, but I'll feel free to change some things around when it's appropriate and even when it's not. Otherwise... what's the point? You may as well just ignore the premise of 'FanFiction' entirely.
Always remember when you're writing: it's not what you do, but how you do it that defines you (yes, that is a Batman reference). Don't be overwhelmed by criticism, because it's the only true way an author can grow. I choose to ignore most positive feedback. Unless my work is perfect (an impossible feat), I strive for negativity and even occasional rudeness. Don't get upset if I do the same thing when reviewing your work - get determined.
If my writing ethos is ever lacking, it's due to a mixture of depression, heavy workload and writer's block. Try having all three of those simultaneously. Fun times.
My Personal Pet Peeves (I only made this to show you why I may be criticising your story, not to be a troll):
- People who make spelling mistakes and choose to deliberately ignore them deserve to be slapped until they wake up.
- Anybody who writes 'I suck at summaries' is clearly a woeful writer, so don't be drawn in by their promise of a better story.
- Anyone who writes anything about male pregnancy in a positive light deserves to be shanked, and that is not an exaggeration. This is horrendous and I want no part in it. Maybe it's 'cute' for some people out there, but as a man there is not a more disturbing thought I can conjure. Seriously.
- 'Writers' who openly acknowledge plot holes in their own story but refuse to fix them need a big kick up the arse. Show some dedication, why don't you?
- Uptight fan-girls and boys need to get off their astoundingly high horses. Often, you people aren't smart enough to handle impartiality in a debate, so please, go ahead and try your luck. I look forward to it.
- There are no outright problems with Americanisms, but they do tend to annoy me. I'll do my best to ignore them for the sake of a good story.
- Anyone who writes a story rated 'M' yet still proceeds to write 'NOT SUITABLE FOR KIDS' in the summary should seriously reconsider their writing skills.
- Thou shalt not ask direct questions with anonymous reviews, for the Lord of the Story shalt becometh angry and unleash furious vengeance upon thou. On a serious note, please don't do this for anything of mine that you read. Unless it's a serious issue I won't respond since I can't speak to you personally. It clogs up the chapter with footnotes.
- When challenged by an unnecessarily nasty review, all authors should be as sarcastic as possible in their response. If the reviewer doesn't pick up on said sarcasm he/she is a dumb-ass and must be treated as such, as should their opinion. Again, I enjoy negativity. That doesn't mean I enjoy trolls.
- Low levels of followers and reviews do not necessarily mean the story is sub-par. If you get anywhere near 1000 followers for a single story you should have no complaints (this is a peeve because some people tend to think that 1000 followers is not a lot, even if the genre or category is not very popular).
- Any writer who continues to 'ask for reviews' at the start/end of a chapter needs to realise something: we know how to review. It's an integral part of using this site. Some of us just choose not to.
- If you write 'chappie' as a 'shorter' version of 'chapter' you've automatically lost me as a reader. Plain and simple. Sorry if that makes me seem petty, but to me it's like someone running their nails down a chalkboard.
- The decision to include, as a friend so eloquently phrased it: 'the magical bloody trunk of everything' is one that should never be considered. Cutting corners by solving everything in one fell swoop removes the point of the story and makes the plot flimsier and more laughable than that of Twilight.
- If you try to slam another writer or their story in order to make your own look better, you are a pathetic person and will automatically lose the respect of every user on this site. Trolling attacks are signs of weakness. I think I've said this a few times now, so you know I mean it.
- Writing OCs is not a bad thing. Bad writing itself is a bad thing.
- Typos aren't the end of the world. We all make them. Numerous and continual grammatical errors aren't the end of the world either, although they make me want to end the world in a fit of rage. Why not proof-read or, if you can't be bothered to do so, get help from a friend or nice reviewer?
- I hate Ron Weasley. Therefore I won't read any story in the Harry Potter category where he's portrayed positively without complaining. Please don't take it personally. Same goes for Dumbledore.
So, I guess we come to influences. I have a lot of these, so I've divided them into sections. If you want my advice, especially take a look at the 'Music' section, and try a few of the artists mentioned. If you want magical inspiration, you will NOT be disappointed.
Authors:George R.R MartinJ.R.R TolkeinChristopher PaoliniTerry PratchettSimon ScarrowIain M. BanksJames JoyceGeorge OrwellChuck PalahniukAnthony BurgessMichael CrichtonMax BrooksJohn Ajvide LindqvistCharlie HigsonSven Hassel
Poets:W.B YeatsT.S EliotShakespeareGeoffrey ChaucerRobert FrostJosh Milton
T.V Show Characters (People who have influenced me, not the entire show, in no particular order. May be related to books also):General Jack O'NeillColonel John SheppardDr. Nicholas RushEli WallaceDean & Sam WinchesterDr. John DorianDr. Perry CoxAdmiral William AdamaApollo and StarbuckHarvey SpecterWalter WhiteDetective Jimmy McNultyJax TellerRobb StarkJon SnowJaime LannisterTyrion LannisterDexter MorganEvery character in FireflyLucius Vorenus & Titus PulloCaptain Edmund BlackadderFathers Ted, Dougal and JackRene ArtoisSterling ArcherGokuAsh KetchumRick GrimesRick CastleKarl PilkingtonDavid Attenborough
Out of respect, I haven't named anyone from either Band of Brothers or The Pacific, but a great many of them would have made this list if I had done so.
Music:Audiomachine (This is above everything else you will read on this profile as an influence. Their music inspires me like nothing else in the entire world.)Two Steps From HellGroove AddictsThe XXImmediate MusicFired Earth MusicThomas BergersenZack HemseyCeltic MusicIvan TorrentFuture World MusicDeVso MusicBrian EnoEmpire SyndicateValentin WiestMichael MaasAndrea BoccelliQueenBeethovenMozartTchiakovskyA wide variety of theme music and soundtracks from T.V shows and films. Too many to list.