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.
Note - Private Messages have been disabled as I cannot keep up with the sheer number whilst writing. I'll probably do this off and on again for the foreseeable future if I feel the need.
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. Six years later, at twenty one, I have scourged most of these errors, as indicated by the progress section just below, and will update upon completion of the task. To protect the innocent, this includes the issue with changing quotation marks.
Don't expect my updates to be fast. I have a job, a book to write and time to spend with loved ones. 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 leave a story (TFT, I'm looking at you here) to focus on other projects. Double Jeopardy. Harry, of House Potter. Throes of Fate. These are the three pillars that hold up this account, and they will ALL be completed with time. Make no mistake about that. Just keep patience with me as I carry on my journey, and hell, enjoy the ride!
Current Progress :
- Double Jeopardy: Chapter 32, "Fleet of Foot" - 5000 words (Whoo! Now we're talking! Note, 23/02/17: I may or may not wish to finish the revision before uploading another chapter, hence the current delay.)
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 7, "The Treachery of Angrenost" - 3000 words (Expect a metric shit-tonne of Silmarillion lore to start edging its way into the story.)
- Harry, of House Potter: Chapter 8, ("No spoiler for character title") - 1000 words
My Current Favourite Song: 'Telescope', by Starset
My Current Profile Picture: Melkor
-Upcoming Stories (Just focus on '3' at the minute)-
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 remarkable. 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 become so recognised, 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 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 these bottom-feeding 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. He is a murderer too, after all... of the reader's brain cells. Snape and Dumbledore are also right up there on my shit list, although authors with the correct tenacity can redeem them somewhat. 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."
"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."
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?