Author has written 2 stories for Love Hina.
ASL? Early twenties, male, just look at the flag.
Writing experience? I started writing fanfiction during my third year in high school. But those were short stories that delved in limited topics; truth to be told, I prefer short stories or what calls one-shots.
One-shots? Well, I like short stories very much. In my humble opinion, a writer that can capture and stir the emotions of their readers in a few lines and paragraphs, is a sign of good authorship. Of course, I'm not saying that novels are bad and trashy, but somehow and sometimes, a short story could give so much more than a novel.
Favorite genres? None in particular. I'm very accommodating towards any story category, provided that they are written well and strike my fancy. One thing though, I'm not into romance that much. Yes, of course I read romance, provided they are not so sugary sweet. A love story doomed to fail are the ones I usually prefer.
How about movies, mangas, music, and other things? Many. And I think making a list is just a waste of good space.
Anything more? When I write, I spend all my creative energies in only one work. So that means, when I start a project, I focus on that until it is finished. This is because I was plagued by ADHAD during my formative years. Considering to write another story while I have something ongoing could totally derail the previous work. Just consider this a way to discipline myself.
How about when you're not writing? I read other people's works; whether they be fanfiction or just plain old fiction. They are a source of inspiration and at the same time, I use their stories to gauge my writing skills. Also, I give out reviews. Dropping a line or two on someone's story to show your enjoyment also gives the author a boost. I know, sometimes it tends to inflate the ego. But hey, if you work hard on something and it seems that nobody is paying attention to it; how would you now its worth? Stroking the ego by giving a review and letting a review inflate the ego is, of course, wrong and detrimental. But a little bit of affirmation won't hurt.
You said something about reviews? My early days of writing fanfiction was done in a relatively tight-knit community called, Gamejag. But most of us call it The Attic. Neat huh? Well, the “review” culture there was a little more personal, perhaps even affectionate. When we review, as much as possible, we point out errors in a nice manner; give tips on improving the story and writing style, and engage in some mild banter along the way, those kind of things. I guess I'd like to bring that attitude here. So when it comes to reviews, I will try to be as gentle as possible.
Anything else we should know? English is not my native language. The flag says it all. It's not the Stars and Stripes or the Union Jack. There might be times when my grammar will be faulty, or there will be words that are quite archaic and seems out of place. Of course, it's not an excuse. After all, I chose to write in the English language. But please just bear with me. I will always do my best to make my stories coherent.
Updates? For the moment, I'm more of a lurker. I might start writing again. But I can't promise to churn out chapters in quick succession. My plan is to clean up "Mirrors: Shards of Existence" for the moment. No, I'm not going for a rewrite. I'll mostly do a grammar and spelling check and maybe "alter" some parts of the story in order to make it more coherent and cover up some plot holes. I won't do a sequel for that story, but I may write a side-story as an accompanying piece. I won't add it to the chapter counts since it's already considered complete. Also, I might put up some short stories or one-shots in the Baldur's Gate section. (As of 13 April 2011)