Author has written 22 stories for Tudors, Harry Potter, Blue Lagoon, Star Wars, Tribe, Titanic, Hunger Games, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, How I live now, Originals, and Game of Thrones.
"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?"
-Stand by me (1986)
I'm 21 year old female with a a huge passion for films, working with film is my dream but I also enjoy writing and creating stories, which isn't all that suprising since they go hand in hand. I'm not an avid updater, I write and update when I get inspiration which is why you shouldn't expect regular updates from me, it might take years for me to finish something.
My writing style has changed considerably the last year which is why some of my stories have been rewritten and why most of my old ones from when I joined has been deleted. I try to leave reviews to the stories I read and especially the ones I favourite, and I would appreciate if people did the same with my stories. It doesn't have to be much but it keeps me motivated and I also enjoy hearing your opinion about it even if you yourself didn't like it, so don't hesitate to leave a review :)
Plagiarism and my issue with it:
A few years ago I published a story on here called Our Haven and this is whenI first encountered plagiarism. I am aware that some people think that fanfiction writers shouldn't get so hung up on people copying or stealing pieces of their stories since we essentially do the same with everything we write on here, but there is a big difference between those two. A fanfiction writer doesn't ever take credit for the characters, worlds etc that they use but they expand the universe of it by creating their own versions and storylines within it, therefore the fanfiction in question isn't a work of plagiarism. However if a fanfiction author takes lines or whole paragraphs from the universe they're writing in or from other books, films or shows without stating that it's quoted it is plagiarism.
After I had written a few chapters of Our Haven and published them I was reading other stories in the fandom and encountered a story that was eerily similar to mine, and I mean word to word at some places. I was of course infuriated and became even more angry when I realised that this person had stolen even larger chunks from another person's story as well and then credited it as their own. I contacted the person who had stolen pieces from my story and asked them to take it down, it didn't go that well... I got a rather rude review about how they'd only "borrowed" pieces (without my consent or giving me any credit) and how I should get my facts straight etc. I then got in contact with the girl whose story also had been stolen from and we started informing those who read our stories about the theft to have that story taken down, that didn't happen and I believe it's still up today but as far as I know nothing else was stolen from our two stories but I stopped writing mine and have no intention of finishing it for various reasons. The point I'm trying to make with all this is that fanfiction in it self is not plagiarism but there are fanfiction "authors" that plagiarise and that is not acceptable and never should be. If you're too lazy to write with your own words then you should not be on here as an author, you should just be a reader because it's rude, ignorant and arrogant of you to take credit for other peoples hard work.
If you want to know more about the whole issue with Our Haven you can check out the story, there is a more detailed account of what happened in it.
For those of you who have read the story and want me to continue it, I'm sorry but I never will. I love you all for your kind words of encouragement but the truth is it was years ago I wrote it when I'd first watched the film and actually enjoyed it, and now there is nothing appealing whatsoever about it for me. Another thing is that I just don't like the style I wrote it in, it's so teenager me and that makes me cringe, there is too little development and build up and I just don't like it at all anymore which is why it will always remain unfinished. Some people have told me to take it down but I don't want to do that because I think it's a good way of warning people about plagiarism.
Movies: Titanic, Stand by me, How I live now, Harry Potter, My Own Private Idaho, The Goonies, Remember The Titans, War Horse, The lovely bones, Star Wars, Life as a house, The sisterhood of night
Books: How I live now, Along for the ride, The truth about forever, the Percy Jackson books, The heroes of olympus books
The best book that I've ever read and are my top favourites: Gehenna, Neon angel a memoir of a runaway, Harry Potter, A song of ice and fire
Tvshows: Vikings, Skins (UK, the real Skins), Game of thrones, Polseres Vermelles ,The Walking Dead, Higher ground, Avatar: the last airbender, The legend of Korra,
Authors: J.K Rowling, Helen Taft
Actors: River Phoenix, Saoirse Ronan, Travis Fimmel, Gustaf Skarsgård, Natalie Dormer, Kate Winslet, Nicholas Hoult, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Evan Peters, Georgie Henley and many more but I won't bore you;)
Directors: James Cameron, Rob Reiner, Andrew Adamson.
"It's not about career. It's about believing in something, it's about prosperity. And it's about caring and empathizing and wanting to create the best, the most true to life, the most real."
— River Phoenix
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
― Stephen King
“No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
— J.K Rowling
"Usually, I write the detailed biography of the character. For me it's the only possible way. To play a sad scene, many will only for example think of their mother's death. I consider it's a mistake for an actor to cross the boundary that separates him from his character. Because then you impose him your own references. That's why I need to have landmarks that only belong to my character. For example, for "My Own Private Idaho" I wrote a lot. And once the movie was done, I burned it all."
— River Phoenix
"Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend."
— Stephen King
"I never think of me as an actor. I see all of this as new experiences each time, like as many different lives. As many reincarnations. So when I watch my last movie, I'm unable to judge or to be critical. For me, it's past, and I don't feel any connection to it anymore, like if it was somebody else than me that I'm not responsible for. I immersed myself in another life that the character appropriated. He expressed himself through me, not the other way around."
— River Phoenix
"For your information, I am NOT overreacting. I'm REACTING. That's different. It's important to react when you're pissed off."
— Cherie Currie, Neon Angel a memoir of a Runaway
"When you look at the movie history, you realize that there are gaps and missing links. My ultimate goal is to try to give in a competent way a voice to characters who haven't had the chance to talk yet, those who never expressed themselves so far. Even if I've not always been able to do so. For me, the ideal recompense, what really fulfills me, is to create something new. Not only to be original at any cost or to be the first one to do it, but because these blanks need to be filled. Besides, I could play the same character again and again, in a different way each time. As many times as I have atoms in my body."
— River Phoenix
“It's just that...I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It's the universe's way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It's how life is.”
— Sarah Dessen, The truth about Forever
"It was very personal. Political comes from the viewing process. Nothing is ever political if it's genuine. In the reaction, yes, it can be political. But the motives were based completely on a deep need to communicate and share information. The film language has evolved enough that you should get people interacting with the film. It's exciting for us to exhibit it, and it's exciting for people to watch it...I think it's very important for the gay community to have random characters that represent nothing more than people...I think it's part of a wave that will set a precedent of some sort so that you will no longer need a label."
"It might take a few of these films before there's, like, a natural stride with the whole issue and then maybe one day it won't even be an issue, which is what I'm hopeing."
— River Phoenix on My own private Idaho
“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
— Stephen King
"I welcome an end to this all if that's what should be, I don't mind that. In fact, I would rather quit while I was ahead. There's no need in overstaying your welcome. "
— River Phoenix
“There are books full of great writing that don't have very good stories. Read sometimes for the story... don't be like the book-snobs who won't do that. Read sometimes for the words--the language. Don't be like the play-it-safers who won't do that. But when you find a book that has both a good story and good words, teasure that book.”
— Stephen King