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Author has written 8 stories for W.I.T.C.H., NCIS, Danny Phantom, My Babysitter's a Vampire, How to Train Your Dragon, and Hocus Pocus.
Hi everyone! Welcome to my new and improved profile!
After a recent (eh, maybe three years?) vacation from writing any serious, or at least publishing, fanfiction, I've decided to pick up the reins once more and try my hand on this old horse. And of course, since it's a new time, I need a new profile too!
So, call me Tibki. It means "She is crying" in Maltese, which, frankly, I didn't even know was a language until I googled 'Tibki'. My real name's kinda simple to guess from it. I'm 19 (as of 2014) and living in Mississippi, a student and a TA at the University of Mississippi. I'm a Pisces, for those of you who care, and don't believe in astrology either, for those of you who don't.
I like... Books and movies and TV series and stories in general--why would someone be on FF.net if they didn't? Bands of every type and flavor; my iTunes has the same number of plays for Avenged Sevenfold's Welcome to the Family as it does Celtic Woman's Orinoco Flow. Ketchup and mayonnaise mixed together, and when I have an idea and the ability to write on the same day (that doesn't happen often; it's usually one or the other).
I don't like... hate. People judging me for various reasons. People judging people I love for any reason. The US healthcare system. Math. The US educational system. Being sick, and scaring others (when not for humor purposes).
My family is genetically diverse; there are nuclear and honorary family members alike. Three little sisters as a step-ladder and two parents; a few besties and some acquaintances. A couple Internet buddies. Quite a few honorary aunts. Some relatives across the pond. All of the above are more than slightly abnormal.
My writing... is a fickle pickle. I'll go months, maybe a year without putting down anything serious, but then I'll get bit and I'm doing 25 pages a day. Sometimes my brain's on overdrive, sometimes the words flow from my fingers like water down a set of falls--rarely do the two things coincide on a day. But when it does happen... I'm never happier or more content with life than when I have a story brewing somewhere on my computer. It has also matured as I have, which is the reason I'm redoing my profile.
I feel like I'm best at writing AR--Alternate Realities, which is basically a novelization of a storyline with a twist thrown in. Sometimes I don't even do the whole story, just bits with my specific flavors; Tim's Two Families and The Psychoanalysis of Benjamin Weir are examples of the latter.
My fandoms... the first was W.I.T.C.H, during my eighth-grade magical girl phase (we all have them, I feel unashamed in admitting it). Then came Danny Phantom, and Static Shock, NCIS, Leverage, Bones, How to Train Your Dragon, The Sorcerer's Apprentice 2010, My Babysitter's a Vampire, Misfits, Supernatural, Yu-Gi-Oh, The Avengers, Sherlock, Merlin, Hotel Transylvania, Blue Beetle, Ultimate and Spectacular Spiderman, Generator Rex, Deadpool and a slew of others in various places between, in roughly that order. I've written fic for most-if-not-all and more of these, but only posted a few--they are below, if you're curious.
(It may not count, but if I were to pick a fandom-for-outside-the-Internet, I'd pick the Arthurian legends. I'm thinking about becoming a bio- or osteoarchaeologist and working on skeletons from around that time in England, or earlier in Ireland. Basically: Celtic mythology is my craic.)
Favorite People... outside my family? They'd have to be actors, mostly, because I don't get out much. Jay Baruchel and Jason Marsden, Colin Morgan. Various characters across my fandoms, because let's face it, to at least a certain extent, fans are more familiar and can connect with characters better than they can with actors or even people they know face to face. There're also some authors and organizations in there--Make-A-Wish, JK Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (poor ba$tard), St. Jude and Lebonhuer Hospital. John and Hank Green (though I can't physically touch The Fault in Our Stars because I know how painful it'll be for me), Tamora Pierce.
Favorite Movies...How to Train Your Dragon, Sorcerer's Apprentice 2010, all four Indiana Joneses, the black and white Clue movie, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Horrible Bosses, Murder by Death, Hulk ('08 version, sorry Bana but '03 kinda sucked), Iron Man (all three), The Avengers, Paranorman, Rise of the Guardians... How to Train Your Dragon 2, though not as much as the first one. Hotel Transylvania. I liked Justin and the Knights of Valor, too.
I'm currently an Honors Biology Pre-Med/Anthropology double major at Ole Miss (I won't say go Rebs because I'm not a big football fan and honestly? The insanity around here during football season frightens me, often), and I'm gluing a Classics minor on there too. Current career interest: osteo-/regular archaeologist on the Irish Celts, or Arthurian myths.
I don't have any pets (dorm won't allow it) but I have two plants, named Ferdina and Bambi, and we have 11 cats at home, plus a dog, Pepper. Our old dog, Winston, died of cancer a week after my 14th birthday, at a ripe old age of 8--when he wasn't supposed to live past five, as a puppy mill dog. He was our sweetheart and we loved him just as much as he loved us.
After 13 years of faithful serving, our bright purple minivan died in April 2009. Purpy (I named her at age like two) went out saving our lives, specifically my oldest little sisters' and my dad's as well as mine. She was a Hummer in her own respect and I salute her with my still-aching arms. Few minivans over the age of 10, even one with a replaced transmission, and especially one with enough mileage to go to the moon, around it, and come back, could hit an SUV and still protect her passengers and driver.
I have Cystic Fibrosis. My littlest sister has Cystic Fibrosis too, not that you'd guess looking at her. I don't want pity, and though sympathy is appreciated, it's unnecessary. I'm comfortable enough putting it on here because it's just another part of my life. That being said, even as a relatively mild case, I will stand for every disabled and genetically disordered human being, whether they look or seem healthy or not. Please do not use any ableist terms when reviewing (such as 'retarded' or a comment like are you one of those special people); #ell, see above about the first thing that I dislike, and try to write without insulting any broad swathe of humanity.
SWEARING EXPLANATION: My propensity to not swear does not mean that I think I'm better than you. At all. It's a defense mechanism I created because I have a serious problem in the mouth department; when it decides to open, it goes at about 206 miles an hour and doesn't think too hard about what escapes. So instead of swearing at everyone I meet and possibly coming off as rude or, God forbid, I teach a child a swearword, I've made myself learn to use alternative curses.
In speech, I euphemize a lot. 'Shist' is a type of metamorphic rock (Journey to the Center of the Earth, eat your heart out) and it also means six in Russian.
'Numpty' is actually a British swearword, like for idiot, but I like the sound of it, and in the US, no one recognizes it as vulgar.
'Flip', 'Fudge', 'Fudgenut', 'Flipnickel', etc., I don't think I really need to explain.
I recently learned that 'mother-father' wasn't something original I made up--apparently it's been around for ages?
In my writing, I try to stay true to how the characters would react, given their ages, genders, canon, and personalities. Some exceptions are made (Earth Day), but that's for creative purposes. Since I won't say or write the actual swears for fear of going down the slippery slope into true vulgarity, I instead replace the words with something legible--$hit, dam#, fu(k, I could go on at length--mostly because just a bunch of @#$%@ always annoyed me when I read it; I wanted to know what they were saying. This way, you can infer it. Sorry if it does annoy you still, but that's how I do things.
My Ships (and Fav Fics...)
I will read anything once. Part of being in a fandom is accepting ships you're not comfortable with, and realizing that some of the best fics are underneath that ship umbrella; even if I disgree, I'm more than willing to put aside my disagreement to enjoy a good story.
I don't really work actively on ships. If a relationship is part of what defines a character, I'll write it; otherwise, I'm more a friendship kinda person.
W.I.T.C.H. (show): Matt/Will, Cornelia/Caleb, Taranee/Nigel, Hay/Eric. I could see Irma and Martin. [See Shiroi Misa's entire collection of Matt works; I got my inspiration for Earth Day from her, they're brilliant.)
Danny Phantom: Danny/Sam (I can see the love for Val/Danny, but I liked how their relationship was progressing before PP; let's just all ignore season 3 together, shall we?), maybe Tucker/Val, and I still ship Jazz with Peter Cook from W.I.T.C.H., because of one line from one fic that I fell in love with ages ago. (Oooh, too many. Cordria's got a million good reads, like Real Life. Hornswaggler too--Creation of a Phantom. Quill N. Inque--Shadows of the Past--and HiddenAuthor--Complications--are my favorites.)
Static Shock: not a shipper here, really. Except Sharon/Adam, they're precious. (VincentM. Check the guy out, it's great.)
NCIS: see above. I was McAbby once, but they've grown too far since. (Emerald1. My first favorite author on here, she's absolutely amazing. I also liked The Fruit of the Dead.)
My Babysitter's A Vampire Ethan/Sarah... nothing positive past that.
Misfits: Simon/Alisha was okay. Maybe a hint of Nathan/Kelly? I really fricking miss Nathan, okay?
Yu-Gi-Oh!: Puzzleshipping. The brother-relationship is solid canon, but I really like the fics that have them as halves of one soul. Whatever the code is for Bakura/Ryou, because they're adorable. (Jeebus, so many. YGO The College Years for non-shippers. Homecoming, Sight the King, Alias of Chaos, A More Complicated Puzzle... I watched YGO for a solid year, okay?)
Merlin: Ironically enough considering the above 'halves of one' comment, I don't ship Merlin/Arthur; neither, however, do I adore Freya. Merlin's kinda a bachelor to me. However: Arthur/Gwen all the way. (LOADED MARCH LOADED MARCH LOADED MARCH. LOADED MARCH. It's only on Ao3 and it's (explicit) Merthur but it's the best and l-o-n-g-e-s-t fic I've ever read on any site ever I swear to God, all fandoms included. Through the Eyes of Minerva's Owl. A Modern Manservant. THE VOICE IN THE DREAM. Only a Boy and Harry Potter and the Return of Merlin are HP crossovers, but you won't regret either, especially the first one.)
Quotes (from real life):
"Are they paying you for that?" - "I can pay you with my love and adoration." - "That's the worst currency ever. I can't even go to Walmart with that $hit." --My sister's friends who I don't know and possibly her, so really, anonymous
"Imagine the time we could've spent being productive!/ Who could've guessed the Internet would become so obstructive?/ But I can't help myself these characters are so seductive... My friends all judge and they question my obsession./... Fictional characters would consume my life-life-life-life/ Tumblr Fandom Style!" --Tumblr Fandom Style lyrics
"GO, Johnny, GO!" --My sisters
"Hey Tibki-Hey Tibki! Remember that time-remember the time we had fun?" -- My littlest sister
"Paper or plastic?" - "Yes."-- A Cashier and Mom
My second youngest sister, who thinks weird and has a similar mouth problem to mine but without the fear of vulgarity:
"How do mermaids reproduce?"
"Nooooo not the white cars!" -- while high on laughing gas and acting on her belief that if she dies on the road, it'll be due to a white truck.
"Eyebrows are important." / "Yes! You look fu(king as fu(k without them--fu(k." --a debate about what body part you could live without
"You don't know what it's like to sleep by her. She farts and turns, and kicks her face with my foot." -- should be, her foot, my face
"Blood vessels burst in my veins." --after dealing with our dad
"You always have the fu(king-est laugh. Fu(ky-est?"
"Wait. I just realized you remarked about bestiality, and I just said that Cat has a shapely a$$."
"I like the Hulk better than Buce Banner. I mean Bruce Banner. Goddam#it."
"I think your bed could do without the stabbing." --continues to stab her mattress with a metal comb as she watches Firefly
"How do I make my foot stop itching?"/ "Cut your head off. ... I meant your foot."
"English is not always cooperate." --after another one of these quotes
"Wake me @ 6:00? PLEASE? 'Cause I have this math homework I didn't do and a physics test although [the teacher] is NOT HERE and I'm sleepy and not waiting for you to come home [from work] and I need to wake up early, but to do that, I first need to go to sleep, and I'll probably dream about some crazy stuff 'cause I stayed up and it'll be like, some polka dot penguins attacking people with Lucky Charms, and I mean, LUCKY CHARMS? LIKE, REALLY?
"TIBKI!" -- The Distress Call
OH and I'm on tumblr now! author-of-the-unfinished, which says a lot about my basic writing style... *sweatdrop*
So my sister on FF apparently put down my username and tumblr and my other sister's tumblr on her profile. IsomorphicTARDIS is my little sister and let me just say SHE'S ONLY GOT LIKE A QUARTER OF AN INCH ON ME SHE'S STILL A MUNCHKIN HEIGHT IS REGARDLESS.
Um. Yeah, that's about it. PEACE.
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