You know, a profile is technically all about the person in the picture, but it seems so self-centered to talk about only yourself for lines and lines and lines. However, that is what people who choose to look at a profile want to see, is it not?. Humph. Here's to trying to not care how many times I'm going to use the word "I".
I read profusely, and I am a movie connoisseur. I guess that's why I'm on here! What better place to read about people you like? And it's interactive. rubs hands gleefully
I love to review. I'm working on some short stories I can upload so that I can Beta-Review. I tend to write more of my own ideas, lots of those floating around, really only lots of little oneshots in AU's. There is a great struggle with my integrity about whether I should skew them to be fanfiction or leave them as they are and write something new. sigh
I think blue was the color of her eyes
Trust not others past lies with compromise
I think blue was the color of her eyes
Yes Blue was the color of her eyes
-Written by a friend ;)
The more I read on here, the more I realize how much struggle it must be to write a quality story, even using the original created universe and characters. We're talking brain-sucking difficult. Laud and Honor to all you people out there who take the time to create backstory, flesh out characters, entangle plot conflicts, foreshadow events, and somehow top it off with a believable, tidy, not-too-perfect ending.
A few words of advice:
--Don't say you suck at summaries. Just do one well. Write a blurb that catches interest, gives a small concentration of your plot, and avoids cheese and melodrama. You'll get more readers. I've read so many stories on a whim whose summaries gave no proper indication of the content or mood!
--If your story is complete, mark it as complete! That way people who search by that function won't miss out on your work.
--Please, divide, divide, divide! If time passes within a chapter, insert dashes, stars, subtitles or something. If your story isn't a oneshot and yet is longer than 1000 words, it should be longer than a chapter. On the other hand, more than 40 or 50 chapters is a lot to ask someone's mind to take interest in. Consider a bit longer chapters, with timestamp dividers, or a series.
--YET is a cheap, copout word. "Smug yet attractive" "dangerous yet comforting" "sparse yet classy." Get the idea? :) Most of the time a better effect can be achieved by simply dropping the "yet" altogether and adding a comma. Uses of "yet" like this says "This person/event/location is an intriguing contradiction that somehow works in my story, but I just want to get the the action/smut/ending so I'm not going to bother laboring over a cunning description." No hard feelings.
As you can see by my favorites, I really got on here to read more about Logan and Rogue! Then, when I realized how spectacular a resource this is, I checked on one of my other favorite unsung, unrequited couples. Labyrinth. Boy was I not disappointed! I've discovered the POTO section, and dabbled in Transformers, IronMan, and Avatar-Last of the Airbenders. The problem with that last one, and many other universes that look interesting, is not having seen or read them ahead of time!
I must admit that I've really only read love-stories. I'm interested in any good action-adventure, mystery, even angst/drama/comfort. Suggestions? :)
I'm not sure what the reader traffic monitoring is like on this site, but I'll try to review most stories I read. Thanks to Doranwen and Jedi X-man Serena Kenobi for responding to my reviews! I'll only get better if I know whether my reviews are helpful. It's so nice to know there are real people on the other ends of the tangled web of cyber world!
--I'm on DeviantArt! FrostedIceFireBehind -Check out my work and my favorites! These people are awesome. I'm going to post some of my original stories (the non-ff stuff) over there soon.