Author has written 17 stories for Bleach, Sonic the Hedgehog, Gargoyles, Transformers/Beast Wars, Frozen, Disney, How to Train Your Dragon, Legend of Korra, Ben 10, Sandman, and My Little Pony.
HELLO, EVERYBODY! Now look, I know I said that I was going to leave my profile alone and just let my stories do the talking for me. But…I realized that might not be enough to show how things work with me. So I’m going to explain myself as thoroughly as possible. Why? Because I want people to know the real me and not some misleading assumption.
Okay here it goes: first off, I was born on September 11, 1990, which means I’m 25 years old. I’m the oldest (and shortest) of three brothers. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a life-long love of telling stories.
When I was a child, I used to pretend that my favorite characters were real, they were my best friends, and I had all kinds of awesome adventures with them (What child didn’t?) I would act out these fantasies and my friends and brothers would join in because they liked pretending the same stuff too. We were technically live action role playing but we didn't know that was a thing at the time. During school, I would usually spend my time daydreaming about these “stories” in class until the 6th grade. My teacher had my class practice creative writing in composition notebooks. That's what got me into handwriting stories. Then I discovered this site during my high-school years and I was overjoyed to see there were loads of people who were just like me: writing their own fan-made stories. It was also thanks to this site that I learned that what I was doing had a name: Fanfiction. Yes, I had honestly never heard of this term until high-school.
I get that stories are not to be taken seriously, but I take most things in life seriously. I act like the characters are real people; have real feelings and think of how they would feel in the kind of situations we put them in. This usually puts me at odds ends with plenty of other writers. They’ll tell me the usual “It’s just a story” and “Don’t like, Don’t read”. No thank you. It’s more than just a story to me and no matter what, I am going to voice my opinion. And I'll only respect the opinions of others that deserve to be respected.
Speaking of voicing your opinion; if you don't like a certain show, or move, or video game, that's fine. But when you start treating others who do like it like they're stupid, that's crossing the line and you need to be put in your place. That goes for people who harass others for not liking something they do, especially if a person is being civil about their dislike.
For example: Frozen. I like Frozen, I can see that the movie has a decent amount of flaws but I still enjoy it all the same. If you don't like Frozen but have no problem with other people liking it, you're good in my book. If you just flat out hate the movie, I'll be bummed but I'll accept it. But if you hate the movie and think those who do like it are idiots, you need to keep your thoughts to yourself. And, if you like the movie but harass other people just because they don't like it, you're also in the wrong. There's nothing wrong with defending something you like, but there is a difference between defending and antagonizing.
I’m not really fond of romance stories where one character is forced into a relationship with another. I’ll tolerate it if the forcing character realizes what they are doing is wrong and changes their ways, but ones where the forced character somehow falls in love with the forcing one without any kind of character improvement really annoys me. I mean, how would you feel if you were in a relationship with someone who claimed to love you but still dictated everything you could or couldn’t do? I personally believe relationships, love, and romance should be about equality and trust. Anything less is nothing more than romanticized Stockholm Syndrome and it's wrong.
I’m also iffy about gender-benders. I mean, I’m okay with GB stories that are basically AU where a character has always been the opposite gender, and I’m okay with ones where a character can change back and forth like Ranma 1/2. Stories where a character is changed into the opposite gender, especially against their will, and then stuck like that for an undetermined amount of time…no. Particularly ones where the character’s friends are having a laugh at that person’s expense or ecchi stories where the gender-bent character has to go through all the stuff that the regular girls go through, which angers me in of itself. Yeah, yeah, I know that these stories are usually played for laughs but I don’t find that stuff funny. Remember, guy who acts like characters have real feelings right here and I can imagine a character who was changed against their will is personally not finding the situation funny.
I also hate Karma Houdinis and characters who get off lightly compared to the things they’ve done, especially villains who get an instant death after torturing the protagonist or someone close to the protagonist. So that’s why, in my stories, no bad deed goes unpunished and no bad guy gets off lightly. Yeah, I know people will argue against it, saying it’s not very realistic. Stories aren't meant to be realistic, they're meant to be good.
The whole “You’ll be no better than him if you do this” has started really annoying me. In my stories some antagonists will be treated with mercy and offered a chance at redemption but most, especially complete monsters; I will gladly make them victims of Pay Evil unto Evil. To me, you’re only a bad person if you hurt innocent lives. Anyone else is fair game to me since I've come to see that morality is relative.
Also, I'm well aware of stories where vigilantism and taking justice into your own hands only makes things worse. The Death Wish and Death Sentence movies are good examples. But all that's taught me is that if you're going to take justice into your own hands, you do it carefully and thoroughly so that you don't need to fear your enemies coming for revenge. I'm sorry if this bothers people but this is my personal belief. Just throwing people in jail isn't good enough. Some criminals actually go to prison satisfied with the atrocities they committed before getting arrested, some of them even turn prison into a home away from home. Rapists, murders, molesters; I appreciate jail keeping them from harming anyone else. But I personally feel that truly despicable criminals like that need to be broken for all the crimes they've already committed. I do want to assure everyone I do not treat all crimes equally. My idea of justice may fall under what other people consider Disproportionate Retribution but even I have lines I refuse to cross. One of my favorite stories is The Count of Monte Cristo as the protagonist is a man who seeks revenge, gets it, and obtains a happy ending.
I will admit that I also support Pro-Life. I'm not here to stir up debates or arguments, I'm just telling everybody where I stand. I know the situation is not as black and white as some folks like to make it out. I've heard the arguments, I've read the scientific facts (including the ones made by Bill Nye himself) but still, I just can't. I'm not trying to demonize those who support Pro-Choice but after all these children and babies I've seen and met, people I know personally who admitted they were conceived via rape but were kept and still loved, I just don't think I myself could ever straight up support things like abortion with a clear conscience. This whole "It's my body and I can do what I want" sounds more like people are saying "I'm gonna pick and chose which child gets to live and which one actually gets to be loved" or that children are nothing but accessories. I just don't understand it at all. If anyone is upset with me, let's just agree to disagree and move on with our own personal lives instead of arguing.
I’ve developed a dislike towards higher powers in fiction, usually because they allow a whole bunch of crap to happen to the protagonist because of one reason or another, often because it’s somehow connected to the safety of the world/dimension/universe/whatever. To me, nothing justifies screwing with people’s lives, good reason or bad. Especially since those kinds of stories usually involve the higher power telling the protagonist that what happened was necessary and that they are supposed to take comfort in that. What? The higher powers couldn’t give some sort of freaking compensation for the hero’s suffering? After everything they’ve been through their supposed to be satisfied with a freaking pat on the back and a few kind words. “A good deed is its own reward” should only go so far! At least help them find happiness and comfort after all they’ve been through, sheesh. No sense of Equivalent Exchange anymore.
I also really hate higher powers who toy with humans for their personal amusements, so basically most of the Greek Gods for sure.
I don't like perverted characters either but I will be more more tolerant to ones who undergo character development and rein in their tendencies or actually stop being perverted all-together. Of course, there are perverted females in fiction and they won't get off any easier. No matter what the gender is, all perverts are going to be taught a true lesson in my stories.
Another thing that annoys me are overzealous fans who are convinced their favorite characters are superior to everyone else in fiction. Some have even made "fics" with so-called stats that explain their reasoning, but I can see when they're either making things up or tweaking things just to make their arguments seem ridiculously infallible.
Okay I think it would be best to just say that my stories are going to address a lot of things that upset me and how they can be dealt with. If you couldn’t already guess by now, I prefer writing wish-fulfilling stories. Wish-fulfilling as in writing about my favorite characters doing things that I would love to see such as team-up with each other as well as seeing people actually do something about all the crap that pisses me off in the real world and the fictional one. I write about how world should be
Okay, fine. I write about how I believe the world should be. Again, if people want to say that's unrealistic, it's because we're not trying hard enough.
However, I'm not (Or at least I don't try or want to be) some asshole that would attempt to drive a person to suicide, nor would I ever threaten to harm a person or their loved ones. That's going way too far and I want nothing to do with such things. I just believe that certain standards should be upheld in writing fanfiction and that characters should be treated with respect and caring. I'll admit, in the past I had flamed others or just came off as a prick for what I viewed as them treating characters disrespectfully. But I never wanted them to do something like kill themselves, that's horrible. And while I don't regret speaking out against things I don't agree with, I do regret how I handled those situations.
I used to write Self-Insert fics and whenever I write OC’s, I often give them my traits. Part of it is because I spent my childhood telling stories about myself but it’s mostly because I want to be the one doing all these awesome things heroes do in fiction: beating up powerful bad guys, getting superpowers or super weapons, taming awesome creatures, etc. I’m starting to think it all boils down to trying to glorify myself. However, my old self-insert fics usually got the typical complaint; that my character was too boring. This is true. There’s nothing wrong with Self-Insert fics as long as they are done right. Mine…weren’t.
I could write Self-Insert fics that portray more a more accurate version of myself but as you probably guessed by now the real me is lazy, self-centered, short-tempered, with an inferiority-superiority complex, plus a big ego and a lot of pent up anger. Not a good combination at all. I want to be a good person and always do the right thing but at the same time I want to be able to do whatever I want and make the rest of the world just deal with it. I have a strong sense of justice but you can see that I don’t mind resorting to violent methods to see it done.
Plus, I don’t really have any useful skills for life-threatening situations like protagonists usually do. My fighting skills are roughly average so I couldn’t be an Action Hero, I only know basic science so I couldn’t be a Science Hero, and I prefer easy, instant solutions instead of actually using my head so I couldn’t be a Guile Hero. If I was in a story I have a feeling I would be both the Scrappy (The annoying character) and the Load (The useless character) which really bums me out. I suppose I could do some real life character development on myself…but I really have no idea where to start.
This is why I'm leaning towards Author’s Surrogates: characters that the author can relate to but aren't carbon-copies. Author Surrogates can share some traits with the author but they also have their own original traits which makes them different from Self-Inserts.
Speaking of which, I'm gonna go ahead and give you all the heads up because most of my OC's are going to be Guile Heroes and Combat Pragmatists. To me, it's not the strongest fighter, the smartest fighter, the most skilled fighter, or even the most powerful fighter. It's the most resourceful fighter who's the best. And resourcefulness is going to be what my OCs are all about. That's not to say strength, skills, and such are going to shoved to the side. Of course not. I just want my heroes to face challenges where they have to think their way out more than straight beating up their opponent. I'll admit though, that's gonna be hard in certain series where the only way you can win is by being more powerful, but I accept that challenge. However...I'll try and make my OC be supporters and aides to the actual protagonists, so that way they aren't stealing the spotlight. Most of the time.
Speaking of characters, I want to talk over over-powered ones. I've noticed that a lot of people complain about OP fan-made characters but yet this doesn't seem to apply to canon characters: Goku, Superman, Alex Mercer, Alucard, Naruto, etc. So many of these guys are overpowered yet the only real complaints people have are when these guys are pitted against each other and people are arguing about who would win. So basically it seems okay to be OP as long as your character has a badass personality and awesome powers. Though this still might just apply to canon characters since a lot of people don't want some fanmade ones stealing the spotlight or making their heroes look bad.
Of course some of you might be wondering why I'm basically baring my soul to all of you. I wear my emotions on my sleeve. I want people to know what goes on in my head, I want the world to know just what kind of person I am. I want to stand out, be more than just another voice. That might not always be a smart thing, but I'm hoping it helps get my point across.
Well, I’m glad I got all that out of my system and now you all know more about me. I’ve got a feeling that I probably painted a negative image of myself and have lowered how I stood in some of your eyes but you all deserved to know what I’m really like. Now…time to see what happens next.
OC Character Profiles (more coming soon)
Appearance: Short, blonde-haired, green-eyed, wears a silver suit with a grey tie.
Profile: The Story-Keeper is more or less the Big Good of my stories and a major character in The Snow Queen and the Winter Knight series. He is a multi-dimensional entity who took it upon himself to watch over the omniverse and aid its inhabitants. The majority of his past is unknown.
Personality: For the most part, the Story-Keeper has an outgoing, playful personality, similar to that of the Genie from Aladdin and Jack Skellington from the Nightmare before Christmas; a showman who loves grand gestures and entertaining others. Despite this, he can be serious when the situation calls for it, especially when it comes to dealing with his nemesis, the Shrouded Queen. He also bears a long time animosity towards the gods and deities of the Omniverse, having witnessed them turn a blind eye towards the suffering of the innocent, or being the ones responsible for such things and will gladly interfere with their machinations if it provides better aide to their victims. The gods in turn hate the Story-Keeper for his meddling. The Story-Keeper is a strong advocate of creativity, imagination, and resourcefulness, believing them to be the greatest powers one can possess and can allow one to overcome a superior opponent. The Story-Keeper is also known for his defiant nature, more than willing to break any rules just as much as he defies gods. He will follow rules under certain circumstances but will gladly bend them, twist them, or work his way around them to show that he will not allow anything to stand in his way of doing what he believes is right, even when playing by the rules of others.
Powers and Abilities: Aside from his ability to travel from one universe to another, the Story-Keeper also possesses minor reality warping powers, which he channels through writing with his special pen and book. He cannot rewrite reality on a whim but does have the power to literally write things into existence or alter the properties of already existing objects and people. It is through this power that he gave Daniel Jackson, the deuteragonist of the Snow Queen and the Winter Knight series, his empowered weapons. The Story-Keeper's powers could best be compared to the Caster class servants of Type-Moon’s Fate franchise, particular those like Hans Christian Andersen and William Shakespeare.
"Imagination is a warrior's most important weapon"-Jango Fett, Star Wars
"Cunning and knowing your resources can help you overpower the most powerful"-Wayne, Kingdom Keepers
"Don't take no shit off fools. Judge a person by what's in 'em, not how they look. An' you do the right thing. Be one of the good guys. 'Cause there's way too many of the bad."- John Custer, Preacher
"If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten"-George Carlin
"The power of one man doesn't amount to much. But, however little strength I'm capable of... I'll do everything humanly possible to protect the people I love, and in turn they'll protect the ones they love. It seems like the least we tiny humans can do for each other" -Roy Mustang, Fullmetal Alchemist
"You can do anything, but not everything"-David Allen
"When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons, what the hell am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I’m the man who’s gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!”- Cave Johnson, Portal series
"Lost causes are the only causes worth fighting for. Stand tough in the face of adversity. Let right be done. Let truth be your guide and most of all: Never give up. Never, ever give up."-Ronald Reagan, Tiny Toon Adventures
"I am the hope of the universe. I am the answer to all living things that cry out for peace. I am protector of the innocent. I am the light in the darkness. I am truth. Ally to good, nightmare to you!"-Goku, Dragon Ball Z
"I'm the one who steps from the shadows, all trenchcoat and cigarette and arrogance, ready to deal with the madness. Oh, I've got it all sewn up. I can save you. If it takes the last drop of your blood, I'll drive your demons away. I'll kick them in the bollocks and spit on them when they're down and then I'll be gone back into darkness, leaving only a nod and a wink and a wisecrack"-John Constantine, Hellblazer
“What do you do when there is an evil you cannot defeat by just means? Do you stain your hands with evil to destroy evil? Or do you remain steadfastly just and righteous even if it means surrendering to evil?” -Lelouch Vi Britannia, Code Geass
"I do not believe that using evil to defeat evil is itself an evil act" - Shunsui Kyouraku, Bleach
"The world as it is, the human nature as always, it is impossible to eliminate battles. In the end, killing is a necessarily evil. If so, it is best to end them in the maximum efficiency and at the least cost, least time. If you want to slander that as foul and demean that as nasty, then do as you wish. Righteousness cannot save the world. I have no interest in things like that”-Kiritsugu Emiya, Fate/Zero
"There is no such thing as a fair fight. There's only the fight and who's left standing"-Batman, DC comics
"All's fair in a fight to the death"-Edward Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist
"Screw the rules, I'm doing what's right"-TVtropes
"Good is not nice"-TVtropes
"Dark is not evil"-TVtropes
"No one knows what's right or what's wrong, what's justice or what's evil. If there was a god, and that god were to tell us the answers, I would think and decide what is right or wrong on my own. I am just like you. I believe in what I think is right, and believe that to be justice"-Near, Death Note
"Someone once said, he who sets out on revenge should first dig two graves. That's a stupid-ass quote, revenge is awesome"-Maya, Borderlands 2
"Wow, revenge is totally underrated - That felt AWESOME!" - Dipper Pines, Gravity Falls
"Today I learned that morality is relative-"-Mabel Pines, Gravity Falls
"Good...bad...I'm the guy with the gun"-Ash Williams, Evil Dead
"Right now I'm callin' the tune an' you're dancin' for me, you murderin' son of a bitch. Right now if I say shit - you say what shape, Reverend Custer?!"-Jesse Custer, Preacher
"There ain't worse than me in all of Hell. Go an' look"-Saint of Killers, Preacher
"Alright maggots, listen up. Popo's about to teach you the Pecking Order. It goes: you, the dirt, the worms inside of the dirt, Popo's stool, Kami, then Popo."-Mr. Popo, Dragon Ball Z Abridged
"I'm about to misuse my hand upside your head!"-Super Kami Guru
"I'm about to rock you...like a hurricane,"-Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z Abridged
"So why don't you doll yourself and get ready for a night on the town, because I'm about to take you to a ballroom blitz!"-Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z Abridged
"You know what? All of you better duck. Because I'm about to turn left, and I don't wanna smack you with my dick"-Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z Abridged
"I'm gonna break you...like a Kit-Kat Bar!"-Goku, Dragon Ball Z Abridged
"I am Vegeta, Prince of all Saiyans, last of my royal blood, bringer of death, destroyer of worlds and wrecker of your shit!"-Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z Abridged
"Yeah, well you know what? Fuck power levels! Fuck Super Saiyan! And fuck you!"-Tien Shinhan, Dragon Ball Z Abridged
"Hello. My name is Walter C. Dornez, ex-vampire hunter and butler to the Hellsing Organization. I answer the door, I clean up the estate, and I take out the trash. And I also kill self-entitled little twats like yourself"-Walter, Hellsing Abridged
"Oh I'm sorry, we don't give a fuck"-Integra Hellsing, Hellsing Abridged
"How dare you treat my friends so shamefully?!"-Jack Skellington, Nightmare Before Christmas
Listen up… You can pour drinks on me, you can throw food at me… You can even spit on me. I’ll just laugh that stuff off. But… Good reason or not… Nobody hurts a friend of mine"- Shanks, One Piece
"Are you what's trapping him in that nightmare? Because if you are... I'm what Nightmares fear!"-Riku, Kingdom Hearts
"My friends! They are my power!"-Sora, Kingdom Hearts
"Because there is good and there is evil. And evil must be punished. Even in the face of Armageddon, I will not compromise in this"-Rorschach, The Watchmen
"None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with you. You're locked in here with me!"-Rorshach, the Watchmen
"This is my world. I'm just letting you live in it"-Mandy, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
"NOTHING WILL PROTECT YOU FROM ME! NOT ME! NOT WEAPONS! NOT ARMOR!-Alex Mercer, Prototype
"Was that supposed to frighten me? I've seen entire species destroyed, civilizations left in ruins. I've witnessed solar systems vanish in the twinkling of an eye. I've seen things that would freeze your blood. So don't threaten me. Don't ever threaten me."-Eighth Doctor, Doctor Who
"No second chances. I'm that sort of a man"- Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who
"Hello. I'm the Doctor. Basically...run" Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who
"Good men don't need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many"-Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who
"Don't play games with me. Don't ever, ever think you're capable of that"-Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who
"I am not a good man! And I'm not a bad man. I am not a hero. I'm definitely not a president. And no, I'm not an officer. You know what I am? I... am... an idiot. With a box and a screwdriver, passing through, helping out, learning. I don't need an army, I never have. Because I've got them. Always them. Because love, it's not an emotion. Love is a promise"-Twelfth Doctor, Doctor Who
“Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR"-Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
"I'm not the nicest bloke you've ever met. But I do me best"-John Constantine, Hellblazer
"If every pork-chop were perfect, we wouldn't have hotdogs"-Greg Universe, Steven Universe