Author has written 81 stories for Fullmetal Alchemist, Firefly, Jak and Daxter, Inheritance Cycle, Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, and Dust: An Elysian Tail.
Formerly known as Bookwrm389
I deeply apologize to my Legend of Zelda readers. Shadow of the Hero is officially dead. I loved what I was doing with that story, I appreciate the reviews and endless encouragement from my readers, and I tried my best to live up to my own expectations and finish all 100 themes. But in the end it was just too much. Forcing myself to keep writing even long after I'd lost interest in the fandom pretty much triggered a complete meltdown of my muse and nearly made me lose my love of writing. I'm still struggling to regain the inspiration so I can contribute to fandoms I'm currently interested in, but it's so hard to look at that unfinished monster on my profile and not feel guilty.
Let this be a lesson. Don't be an overachiever. Don't ever allow a hobby to take over your life and become a chore. I guess it's a good thing that I gave it a try, but part of me also wishes I had just published those stories as oneshots instead of tackling a task that I knew would be impossible from the beginning.
Credit Where It Is Due
Cover Art for Shadow of the Hero
Cover Art for Once In A Blue Moon
Just another wanna-be writer with a lot of time on my hands. If you want to know how I found this site, you can take a look at my profile pic. I haven't written anything for Bleach, but that first glimpse of Rukia standing before the moon was what led me to all things anime and manga, which in turn led me here. As a kid I used to amuse myself by imagining stories in my head involving my favorite games and books, but I never knew there was a name for it... Fanfiction!
I admit that I am very lazy when it comes to reviewing. When I read a story I like, it tends to go straight on Favorites or Story Alert, same with authors. Because of this I try my best not to beg for reviews on my own stories. Equivalent Exchange, after all! If a story REALLY blows my mind, then expect an absurdly long review filled with nothing but my fangirling, since I'm apparently incapable of giving strong praise without melting in a puddle of goo. I'm not crazy or a stalker, I promise! I just tend to get very excited about things.
For anyone curious, I'm a heterosexual woman who likes to think of herself as open-minded and accepting, therefore my preference for pairings is fluid and open to suggestion. Usually I stick with canon pairings, but I've been known to sail many ships, and if an author can pull together a coherent plot that keeps me engaged while at the same time incorporating a random pairing in a way that's tasteful and true to the characters, then heck yes I'll read it!
We stand in awe before that which cannot be seen. And we respect with every fiber that which cannot be explained - Bleach
Don't hesitate. When the time comes, just act - Star Fox: Assault
Love is not an emotion. Love is a promise - Doctor Who: Death In Heaven
The universe has a wonderful sense of humor. The trick is learning how to take a joke - Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time
Be careful in the outside world. Despite what everyone thinks, it's not as nice as it is here. There are a lot of Floweys out there, and not everything can be resolved by just being nice. Don't kill, and don't be killed, alright? That's the best you can strive for - Undertale
Whenever there is a meeting, a parting is sure to follow. However, that parting need not last forever. Whether a parting be forever or merely for a short time...that is up to you - Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
I believe in God, but I also believe in morality, which is doing what is right regardless of what I am told. Not in religion, which is doing what I am told regardless of what is right - Anonymous
That moment when you finish a book, look around, and realize that everyone is carrying on with their lives as though you haven't just experienced emotional trauma at the hands of a paperback - Anonymous
That was the thing about Fate. All it did was set the path before you. It left you the free will to decide whether or not to walk it. In the end there was no one to blame but yourself, and no more crueler fate than the freedom to be responsible for every choice you make - Rose Zemlya, Reconciliation (EPIC Legend of Zelda fanfic!)
"Truth is stranger than fiction," as the old saying goes. When I watch a documentary, I can't help crying, and then I think to myself "Fiction can't compete with this." But when I mentioned this to a veteran manga artist friend of mine, he said that "Fiction brings salvation to characters in stories that would otherwise have no salvation at all." His words strengthened the conviction of my manga spirit - Hiromu Arakawa, Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 12
You know how sometimes you meet someone, and they're just so beautiful...but then you actually talk to them and five minutes later they're as dull as a brick? And then there's other people where you meet them and you think, "Not bad, they're okay." But then you get to know them. And their face just sort of...becomes them. And they turn into something so beautiful. Rory is the most beautiful man I've ever met - Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited