Author has written 1 story for Fullmetal Alchemist.
Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Personality: Serious, calm, blunt, and introspective
I spend most of my time walking, reading, writing, doing yoga, playing video games, and singing. My favourite music is that from video games and anime. I love learning about languages, religion, and personality and my greatest weakness is cats. I work as a legal assistant at a big law firm. I remain ignorant of world events and popular trivia, instead drawn to random and rare knowledge that most people couldn't care less about. I show care through action, not words. I mean what I say and say what I mean. Some people call me sick because I enjoy taking exams, love cleaning, and hold strongly to asceticism.
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I prefer stories that are realistic and fit in with the original canon. If I can believe it, I usually like it. I only Fave stories that I am absolutely positive I want to read again. I don't Fave authors because I think a story's worth is independent of who writes it. I try to leave reviews for every story I read without reading other reviews beforehand. If you would like to hear my opinion on your own work, just send me a message and I'll try to oblige. I like giving feedback when people ask my opinion specifically.
April 2, 2015 - Life as usual for me right now. One of my bosses is leaving in the spring (so there's the whole hassle of closing, organizing, and delegating files) and I expect to get a new boss to replace her. My other boss is taking on an additional role and so I have to learn a new job for that. So work for the next few months will be extra busy.
Phylactery also got its first pieces of fanart! How cool is that? Be sure to give props to Koliri/Koklico if you have a Deviantart account:
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For myself - A list of fandoms I have an interest in:
Manga/Anime: Inuyasha, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, Digimon (seasons 1, 2, and 3), Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, Attack on Titan.
Games: Final Fantasy 6/7/8/9, Fire Emblem, Chrono Trigger/Cross, Golden Sun, Pokemon.
Books: Animorphs, Redwall, The Wheel of Time, Dragonlance, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Movies: X-Men, District 9, How to Train Your Dragon, Monsters Inc., Bolt.
TV: The Big Bang Theory, 3rd Rock from the Sun.
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