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 24 about to turn 25, 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. 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 composite notebooks. 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. 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 if I don’t like something, I’m going to say so. I’ll just have to make sure I say it in a way that doesn't upset them. But no matter what, I’m going to voice my opinion.
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. Anything less is nothing more than romanticized Stockholm Syndrome in my opinion.
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 against their will…no. Especially ones where the character’s friends are having a laugh at that persona’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 stuff like that 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. To me, realism is only a matter of opinion and the reason why things don’t happen like this in real life is because nobody, including myself, tries hard enough. We’re content with reaching the bar and staying there instead of pushing past it. Maybe I’m just being idealistic but I would like to at least try to make a difference in our crappy world instead of just accepting it the way it is.
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 view morality as nothing more than a matter of opinion, so I’m sticking to what I decide is right and wrong. Speaking of which, I think there’s nothing wrong with revenge as long as you don’t drag innocent lives into it. Other than that, it’s fine.
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 really hate higher powers who toy with humans for their personal amusements, so basically most of the Greek Gods for sure.
I’m also not fond of perverted characters though I am a little more tolerant to ones who undergo character development and rein in their tendencies. It always did annoy me how in some ecchi series the perverts basically molest girls and they got off with just a simple konk on the head or don’t get any form of punishment at all. If I ever wind up writing a story involving an ecchi series (Though I seriously doubt it), you can bet the perverted characters won’t get off easy. At all. Yes, I am well aware that it’s all played for laughs. But like I said…that’s not my sense of humor.
Okay, now you may or may not be won dering why I write stories if I’m against things that are so commonplace? Well, 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.
Wait, I don’t just write for the sake of entertainment? Heh, anything made by me should automatically be entertaining.
Do I really believe my own hype that much? I AM THE HYPE!
Okay, I’m not that big-headed but hey, I can dream can’t I?
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 mediocre 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 would be both the Scrappy (The character who annoys everyone) 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, or the most skilled fighter. It's the most resourceful fighter who's the best. And resourcefulness is going to be what my OCs are all about. But...I'm thinking about making my OC be more like supporters and aides to the actual protagonists of a series, so that way my characters aren't stealing the spotlight. Most of the time.
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.
"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
"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
"Screw the rules, I'm doing what's right"-TVtropes
"Good is not nice"-TVtropes
"Dark is not evil"-TVtropes
"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
"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
"Well, sir, if you're having trouble with our customer support, you can call 1-800-Eat-A-Dick."-Nail, 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
"Ah! Bad touch! Kidney shot! Kidney shot, kidney shot, kidney shot! And pause… Stomach punch!"-Goku, Dragon Ball Z Abridged
"I'm so f*cking high right now!"-Mr. Popo, 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 sh*t!"-Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z Abridged
"Oh, I'm going to be that guy right now"-Dende, Dragon Ball Z Abridged
"So what if I did? Whatdya gonna do about it, huh? Come at me, bro!"-Dende, Dragon Ball Z Abridged
"My mistake was starting at the wrong end. My next attempt...will be on your head"-Android 16, Dragon Ball Z Abridged
"Yeah, well you know what? F*ck power levels! F*ck Super Saiyan! And f*ck you!"-Tien Shinhan, Dragon Ball Z 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
"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
"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
"One shall stand, one shall fall"-Optimus Prime, Transformers
"Maybe you forgotten something: I'm Ben Tennyson, wielder of the most powerful weapon in the universe. I stopped the Highbreed invasion, I defeated Vilgax in hand-to-hand combat and I've beaten the Forever Knights more times that I can count. Here's what's going to happen: you're going to release these prisoners, you're going to crawl back to whatever hole you came from and you're going to stop hunting down aliens because if you don't, I promise, you'll regret it for the rest of your very short lives."-Ben Tennyson, Ben 10
"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
"Let's dance, Bozo"-Batman, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
“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
"I'm Lapiz Lazuli, and you can't keep me trapped here anymore!"-Lapis Lazuli, Steven Universe
"I'm an eternal flame, baby!"-Ruby, Steven Universe