Author has written 11 stories for Bleach, Naruto, D.Gray-Man, and Katekyo Hitman Reborn!.
Account inactive -.- Life happens. I keep intending to get to finishing half-written chapters and updating, but unfortunately it doesn't happen. No promises, but I have not forgotten.
About me? Hmm. The most important thing for you to know is that I’m a master procrastinator. Right now I should really be finishing a fic… but it’s fairly obvious that I’m not. I've given up on having the whole story written before I post; I tried, I failed.
I have way too much time on my hands this year. It’s strange. When I’m busy I work like a little house elf but when I have little to do I get nearly none of it done.
About reviews, if you’ll be so kind as to give me one, I’m not looking for praise (although it is read every single day obsessively if I get it). I’m looking to improve my writing. Constructive criticism would be much appreciated. Crit spelling, grammar, formatting, story, characters, flow, pacing… anything. Be nitpicking and brutal, I can take it. But if you just want to say 'Aaw, so cute!' that's great too!
About yaoi. I love it! Strange how random words in a conversation can change things, huh? We were discussing anime when a (male) friend mentioned yaoi as a genre before shuddering and moving on. Being a Google-girl, I went home and looked it up. And then nobody saw me for about a month. It remains my favorite.
A note about the use of Japanese words and honorifics: In general, I prefer not to use Japanese words in my English writing (yes, I know Orientation has a few but I've had a change of heart) because it is just that: English. There are a few exceptions, such as those words that don't have an English counterpart; and the honorifics/titles, because there is no clear way to portray the relationship nuances that they represent. If you don't like that, you're probably better off not reading anime-based fanfiction.
Some personal stuff:
Regrets- Someone once told me "Never regret or second guess your decisions. They were the best decisions you could have made at that time and in those circumstances." I live by that advice; I have few regrets. My biggest regret isn't actually for me: My father didn't get to go skydiving before he died (he wanted to). So, I'm going to do it for him (I really, really don't want to) and picture him laughing at me and my fear of heights (or is that fear of falling?).
On to likes- Speaking of my fear of falling, my likes include horse-riding and rock-climbing. Ironic, ne? My addictions include anime; reading fantasy; reading good yaoi fanfiction; computer games (game-consoles aren't too bad either); and gaming (yes there is a difference). Writing is a double-edged sword for me, but I like beta-reading.
I require constant stimulation. I have an addictive personality, to both obsessions and sensations. Therefore, I will avoid trying drugs.
Most important things in the world- My friends. This is a recent development for me; I learned in these past two years just how important good company and a support system (not necessarily from the same people) really is. There is little I wouldn't do for my friends and I try to show my affection through action. Because I'm an emotional clam. Unless I am drunk, then I love everyone and say whatever comes into my mind. My mornings-after are never "What did I do last night?!" but "What did I say this time?!"
Even when sober, if you tell me to 1) be honest 2) stop worrying about it 3) hit or bite you; I am going to do so.
Food!- Food is love. You passed; let's have dinner. I missed you; let's go for coffee. I like spending time with you; let's have ice-cream. You're feeling depressed/premenstrual/unloved/ugly/sad/neglected/worried/confused/anything else; have some chocolate. Not the most health-conducive behavior patterns, but that's how I was raised; I think it's cultural. If I try to feed you, feel loved.
If you bring something up in casual conversation, I'm going to assume it's casual conversation. If you have an issue, tell me; it's highly unlikely that I'll be offended. I will be offended if you talk about me behind my back. I will be highly offended if you talk about my friend behind her back in front of me. Don't do it. I don't say anything behind your back that I won't say first to your face; extend me the same courtesy.
Chocolate and tea- The appropriate response to anything at all.
Knowledge- Know yourself, accept your strengths and weaknesses, and love yourself, because you can't truly know what it is to love another if you don't know how to love yourself first.
I got this one from fuzzibunniez:
'Never regret or second guess your decisions. They were the best decisions you could have made at that time and in those circumstances.' - Someone who played a large role in making me who I am today.
'Is that your own opinion or are you just repeating what you were told?' - A good friend on whether chiropractors are doctors or not. I want to hear your opinions on this! PM me.
'Weird is good, normal is okay, and strange is not great, but lemming is a fate worse than death!' - A friend
To my LiveJournal account: gloaming_grove. If you see a story or plot bunny you want to see more of or want info on something, leave me a comment there or PM me here.
You are an Opportunist Seme!
Most compatible with: Clueless Uke, Innocent Uke
OK, I thought about this. Conclusion: surprisingly accurate (berates self)