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.
Hello, everyone. Name's Ruairí. I have a love for this site, and for writing in general. One thing I'd like to say before you proceed is that I wrote Double Jeopardy when I was the tender age of fifteen. For this reason, I had a lot of silly ideas and made silly mistakes in several places. Almost five years later, at twenty, I'm starting to go through the story and rectify these errors, as indicated by the progress section just below.
Current Progress : As a maniacal professor is sometimes known to remark: "Good news, everyone!" I AM BACK, BABY. I'm due to graduate next month, have completed my final essays AND my dissertation, and am raring to go with my stories yet again. Double Jeopardy, Harry of House Potter and Throes of Fate will ALL be updated before the end of June. Furthermore, I am working on a new story, with more details to come over the summer.
- Double Jeopardy: Chapter 32, "Fleet of Foot" - 5000 words (Whoo! Now we're talking!)
REVISION: improvement of chapters 1-20, as I've been promising for a long time. Current progress: Chapter Four complete! (This is being done in TANDEM with the story proper.)
- Throes of Fate: Chapter 6, "Eragon and Aragorn" - 3000 words (I've remembered my love for the descriptive nature of this story, and am back to normal.)
- Harry, of House Potter: I lost my files. I know, it is a massive punch in the testicles, but I'm going to plough on through regardless, although my desire to 'finish before publish(ing)' has been shelved as a result. I'll start writing the next chapter when what I'm working on for ToF and DJ have both been finished.
My Current Favourite Song: Voices of Namibia - Patryk Scelina
My Current Profile Picture: A crappy anime version of me that I created for laughs, with glasses added to make me look more nerdy and longer hair than ever I would dare to have.
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My Musings on FanFiction:
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 update) the story is visited by people from close to fifty different nations, and that, I think, is a beautiful piece of information. It truly amazes me how widespread Double Jeopardy has become around the world, and I honestly couldn't be prouder; not because I've written something that has been recognised, but because so 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.
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 (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 them 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 up there too. If you don't like my opinion on this matter... well, I could give a shit. It IS an opinion, after all. It just so happens to be the correct one.
Some of my Favourite Book Quotes:
"Elia of Dorne. You raped her, you murdered her. You killed her children." -
"Real love is to offer your life at the feet of another."
"It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish."
"People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn't."
"There are no men like me. There's only me."
"Are you OLD?"
"Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles."
"Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced."
"I am I, and I wish I weren't."
"Jaime Lannister sends his regards."
"I want to be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren."
"Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him?"
"If one's different, one's bound to be lonely."
"Be me a little."
"Shall we dance, friend of my heart?"
"When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man."
"The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without war to multiply them."
"One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them."
"We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it."
"A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you'll know the debt is paid."
"Closed his mouth. Then pressed a kiss on Oskar's lips. For a few seconds Oskar saw through Eli's eyes. And what he saw was... himself. Only much better, more handsome, stronger than what he thought of himself. Seen with love."
Real-Life Quotes (just some things I've picked up on):
"I never go a day without contemplating the zombie apocalypse. Because life is just too boring as things are."
"Why do you always talk to yourself?"
"You're a bit of a dick sometimes."
"You know I hate you, right?"
"How do you know if you love someone?"
"I like you."
"Have you ever looked in the mirror and then wanted to punch the mirror?