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Author has written 9 stories for Harry Potter, Battlestar Galactica: 2003, Pokémon, Inheritance Cycle, Lord of the Rings, Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン, and A song of Ice and Fire.
Aloha, folks. Name's Ruairí. Call me Irish if you can't remember that; it's been used as a nickname by some before. I have a love for this site -- except for the Twilight, Hunger Games, Supernatural and other trash sections -- and for writing in general.
Don't expect my updates to be fast. I have a job, a book to write and time to spend with loved ones. I have hobbies. I have an offline life. Things can be slow at times. Readers know this, and I do share in the frustration. However, the silver lining is that updates WILL come with time, unless I temporarily dismiss a story to the void so that I can focus on other projects.
I don't post trite copypastas on my page about society, politics or any personal belief that is not related to writing or other, relevant entertainment media. This is FanFiction, not Tumblr, and I do not give a shit about what you people do or do not believe, so I do not expect you to give a shit about my beliefs or disbeliefs either.
That being said, here follows some stats about progress and then some random, albeit relevant, thoughts.
- Double Jeopardy: I'm at an impasse. Stay tuned.
REVISION: improvement of chapters 1-20, as I've been promising for a long time. Current progress: Chapter Fourteen complete! (This is being done in TANDEM with the story proper.)
- Throes of Fate: Chapter 8, "The House of Elrond" - 2000 words (we're flying)
- Harry, of House Potter: Chapter 10, "Harry IV" - 3000 words
Here follows some things about me, just because:
My Current Favourite Song: "Alone", by Alan Walker
My Current Profile Picture: Melkor
My Musings on FanFiction:
Here we go with the relevant thoughts.
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 each and every month (when I actually update) the story is visited by people from over fifty different nations, and that, I think, is remarkable. It truly amazes me how widespread something I created has become around the world, and I honestly couldn't be prouder; not because I've written something that has become recognised on the global scale, but because many people from differing ways of life can come together to enjoy a piece of writing. A piece of my writing. So, I'd just like to thank you all for your continual dedication - things like this are why I continue writing and why I always shall. We're all Negan. Er... I mean, we're all human.
I firmly believe that authors 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 may follow the original story-line of the text up to a certain point, 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 of this site?
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 that is the only true way an author can grow. I choose to ignore most positive feedback (that being said, I reply to those reviews which people have taken time to write - it would be rude not to). 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.
Ronald Weasley, Molly Weasley and Ginny Weasley are all terrible people. Do not come near me with a story that portrays these bottom-feeding reptilian leeches positively unless you're an author with the skill level of S'Tarkan or Dethryl (and I doubt you are, to be honest). Ron, in particular, might be the most detestable person in canon, ahead of Voldemort. Snape and Dumbledore are also right up there on my shit list, although authors with the correct tenacity can redeem them to a certain extent, even if they do endorse child abuse (the characters, not the authors). And they do. If you don't like my opinion on this matter... well, I could give a damn. It IS an opinion, after all. It just so happens to be the correct one.
Popularity on this site doesn't equal quality of a story. Stories can be massively overrated or massively underrated. That's why I simply write what I want to write.
Any story with an MPreg inclusion deserves to be lynched and then thrown into a watery grave.
My Favourite Sentence Ever:
"The Archimandrite Luseferous, warrior priest of the Starveling Cult of Leseum9 IV and effective ruler of one hundred and seventeen stellar systems, forty-plus inhabited planets, numerous significant artificial immobile habitats and many hundreds of thousands of civilian capital ships, who was Executive High Admiral of the Shroud Wing Squadron of the Four-Hundred-and-Sixty-Eight Ambient Fleet (Det.) and who had once been Triumvirate Rotational human/non-human Representative for Cluster Epiphany Five at the Supreme Galactic Assembly, in the days before the latest ongoing Chaos and the last, fading rumbles of the Disconnect Cascade, had some years ago caused the head of his once-greatest enemy, the rebel chief Stinausin, to be struck from his shoulders, attached without delay to a long-term life-support mechanism and then hung upside down from the ceiling of his hugely impressive study in the outer wall of Sheer Citadel - with its view over Junch City and Faraby Bay towards the hazy vertical slot that was Force Gap - so that the Archimandrite could, when the mood struck him, which was fairly frequently, use his old adversary's head as a punchball." - Iain M. Banks, "The Algebraist"
Note - PMs are disabled temporarily, so I cannot respond to reviews at present. Apologies, all.