Author has written 5 stories for One Piece, and Liar Game.
“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.” – Oscar Wilde
Hello my darlings (hahaha, I've always wanted to say that sometime, somewhere, to someone XD),
I am an official alien, a self-proclaimed genius at doing nothing, and a proud GACKT fangirl! I find writing very therapeutic; whenever I have something on my mind, I always need to rant to stop thinking about it and writing is just the written form of ranting. Having said that, I have to admit that I am more of an artist-wannabe than a writer, and when I pick up a pencil, it is more likely to doodle or draw than to pen some awesome lucubration. Having read a ton of fanfiction over too many years to admit honestly, I have finally decided to try and write some of my own. Et voila. I am extremely slow so I apologize in advance for anyone who is (or will potentially be) disappointed at the slow updates.
Love: Benedict Cumberbatch
Anime: One Piece!
Japanese Language Tips
Since most of the fics under the "anime/manga" section are based off Japanese works, I really love it when I come across those little bits of Japanese in someone's masterpiece because it really links it back to the original work. When the Japanese is slightly wrong, I chuckle a little and applaud the author for his/her efforts. HOWEVER, there are a few errors that I see over and over again, to the point where they get really annoying. So for anyone who cares, here's a list of them, why they're wrong, and suggestions on how it could be better/what could be used instead. I'll be adding to this list as I think of/come across them.
The use of the words "-koi" and "-ai" as endearments.
The different ways of saying "I"
Speaking of snobby, if you want to express arrogance and/or conceit, "ore-sama" is one comical way of self reference usually used in a joking way, kind of like "the great me" or something. Also, a less frequently used one is having "kono" (literally "this") in front of one's own name. Yes, that would mean your character is referring to themselves in third person. For example, Sesshoumaru in Inuyasha always refers to himself as "kono Sesshoumaru" like "who dares disturb this Sesshoumaru?" It's kind of amusing.
Subject-Verb-Object (SVO) vs. Subject-Object-Verb (SOV)
"I kicked the puppy."
Japanese, on the other hand, is a SOV language, where sentences almost ALWAYS end with a verb and everything, including what/who the action is being done to, comes before the actual action. So the same sentence above, in Japanese, would be
"watashi wa koinu wo ketta.(literally, "I the puppy kicked.")
So, in other words, the quick and dirty tip is to ALWAYS HAVE THE VERB LAST. Do that, and you should be good.