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. Over four 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 (the only place you can find frequent updates on my stories - if you have a problem with me not updating due to my depression and inability to currently care, feel free to take it up with someone who gives a damn. Otherwise, I thank you for your kind support):
- Double Jeopardy: Chapter 32, "Werecats" - 0 words
REVISION: improvement of chapters 1-20, as I've been promising for months. Current progress: Chapter Three complete!
- Throes of Fate: Chapter 6, "Eragon and Aragorn" - 1500 words (I'll get back to this soon, I promise.)
- Harry, of House Potter: I'm sorry, (only) Double Jeopardy fans. My muse wouldn't leave me alone. At least I have a schedule this time. Part One: almost complete.
My Current Favourite Song: Spiritual Awakening (Future World Music) - my all time favourite piece of music, incidentally.
My Current Profile Picture: Vegeta, Prince of all Saiyans
I often get asked why my stories are so darkly poised. To be honest, they're really not. Double Jeopardy is an exception. It is very dark, because that's how I feel like writing it. Simple. That being said, nothing I write in the future (unless specifically noted beforehand with good reason) will be as dark. Throes of Fate is only as malevolent as Lord of the Rings and The First Time will include a good bit of romance, so take that one as you wish.
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... each month 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.
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 (along with quite a few other sports). Does that make me the biggest social hermit you've ever met?
-Upcoming Stories (Maybe a year from now, maybe a decade.)-
Enough is enough. Harry is sick and tired of Dumbledore's manipulations and Sirius's death is the last straw. The solution? Bring the old man down with the help of the finest legal mind in Wizarding history. The catch? Mr. Cooper may feel the Ministry as a whole is too corrupt to continue and decide to bring it down single-handedly. Essentially Harry and Cooper versus Dumbledore, the Wizengamot, the Ministry and Voldemort, who lurks behind the scenes.
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.
Some 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 (some mine, others from friends):
"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 know I hate you, right?"
"How do you know if you love someone?"
My Personal Pet Peeves (I don't care enough anymore to keep this list here, so it's gone.)