Author has written 2 stories for Fairy Tail, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.
What's up guys! Master of Anime here, and as you can probably tell I really enjoy anime!
So, I'm a big fan of Fairy Tail. So much so, in fact, that I've started writing my own OC guild story. If that sounds like something you'd enjoy, feel free to give it a look and see what you think!
I've sort of been out of the groove where writing is concerned for the last couple of years. I've had a hell of a lot of ideas floating in my head, but I just couldn't put them down into a coherent form. Then I took some creative writing classes, and all of a sudden, my motivation to write has come back, and now I've got a lot of documents just sitting there. Expect to see some random stuff, I'm trying to experiment with my style at the minute.
Where literature is concerned, I'm in love with fantasy. A Song of Ice and Fire has to be one of my absolute favourite series in history, and I don't even care, I like Inheritance Cycle.
Here is a mini profile of me, so you can get a handle on your author:
Name: What's your name?
Nicknames: Acnobongia, the Ganja Dragon (long story)
Age: I'm an adult, that's all you need to know.
Birthday: 8th December
Likes: Anime, food, beer, writing, Doctor Who, Music, weed
Dislikes: Carrots, wine, bullying, selfishness.
Favourite food: Pizza
Favourite drink: Dr. Pepper, the DRINK OF THE INTELLECTUALS
Favourite anime: Steins;Gate, No Game No Life, Darker Than Black, Durarara!!, Gurren Lagann, The Devil is a Part-Timer!, My Little Monster, Fairy Tail, Mirai Nikki
Favourite movies: The entire MCU, The Fast & The Furious franchise, Disturbia (what a damn movie), The Matrix, Pink Floyd - The Wall
Favourite bands/artists: Pink Floyd, Coheed & Cambria, Wishbone Ash, Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, DragonForce, Green Day, My Chemical Romance
Favourite album/song: Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon (I know, I'm a cliche)/DragonForce - Wings of Liberty
Favourite TV shows: Doctor Who, Bluestone 42, Not Going Out, Black Mirror, Dead Set, Game of Thrones, QI
Favourite books: Jack Reacher series, A Song of Ice and Fire, Inheritance Cycle.
Anyway, that's me. You wanna know anything else, pick my brain or put in a beta request, drop me a PM. I'm a pretty chill, friendly guy.
Angel's Breath Soundtrack:
It's pretty easy to follow since most name chapters or feature in them. If one doesn't and is between two, it goes with the one above.
Shinedown - Devour
Coheed & Cambria - Three Evils (Embodied in Love and Shadow)
30 Seconds to Mars - Attack
Trivium - Dusk Dismantled
Bullet For My Valentine - Eye of the Storm
Rise to Remain - God Can Bleed
The Word Alive - Battle Royal
A Day To Remember - You Should've Killed Me When You Had the Chance
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
Black Sabbath - End of the Beginning
Escape the Fate - Not Good Enough For Truth in Cliché
Trivium - Of All These Yesterdays
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
The Word Alive - Like Father, Like Son
30 Seconds to Mars - A Call to Arms
Rise to Remain - Power Through Fear
Coheed & Cambria - Justice in Murder
The Darkness - Christmas Time
Barclay James Harvest - Mocking Bird
Rise to Remain - This Day is Mine
Parkway Drive - Begin
This list is ongoing until the story ends. You probably don't care much, but it's here anyway as extra information because this is fanfiction, and because I make no money from this I can name anything I want on the soundtrack without being in breach of copyright law. In fact, I'm probably doing these artists a miniscule favour.
Angel's Breath Voice Actors:
A list of English voice actors I imagine for the characters of Angel's Breath. I'll give a name and a role I think would best describe what they're meant to sound like, and a short description if there are any extra little notes.
Ryusuke - J. Michael Tatum (Okabe Rintaro from Steins;Gate, just sounding bored and indifferent until emotion actually happens)
Rhea - Michelle Ruff (Yoko Littner from Gurren Lagann)
Celeste - Caitlin Glass (Sadao Maou's boss in The Devil is a Part-Timer, I forget the name)
Aster - Brina Palencia (Kurumu Kuruno from Rosario Vampire)
Dean - Todd Haberkorn (Norio Kunato from Knights of Sidonia, with a sarcastic tint)
Cyrus - Bryce Papenbrook (Rin Okumura from Blue Exorcist)
Florence - Megan Hollingshead (Rangiku Matsumoto from Bleach)
Lucina - Cherami Leigh (Lucy Heartfilia, just a little more erotic, for some reason I imagine her sounding incredibly sexual)
Andrea - Kate Oxley (Detective Kirihara from Darker Than Black)
Puzzlebox - Jamie Marchi (Rias Gremory from High School DxD)
Bane - Jonny Yong Bosch (Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach)
Eiko - Vic Mignona (Edward Elric, just a lot more urgency and hyperactivity)
Nui - Luci Christian (Nami from One Piece)
Viktor - Patrick Seitz (Isshin Kurosaki from Bleach)
Styles - Jason Liebrecht (Hei from Darker Than Black)
Rosa - Laura Bailey (Amber from Darker Than Black))
Ryo - Sam Riegel (Viral from Gurren Lagann)
I know that most of them have appeared in Fairy Tail at some point, but FUNimation have a very good voice cast and they used pretty much all of it in Fairy Tail. Anyway, if you submitted a character and that isn't how you imagined them sounding, then tell me. Also, if you have suggestions, then give me those as well. It really helps me write a character's lines once I have a concrete voice for them in my head, which is the entire reason I give them VAs.
And now this!
Here is a little segment I'm gonna call:
My rules of writing
- This is by far the most important. Anything goes, as long as it works. I break my own rules so frequently They may as well not even be rules. They're more just things I say so I don't cross stupidity lines. If it works, do it. The content and entertainment value is the most important part of your story, so if something enhances it, do it, even if it breaks some of your own personal rules.
- Tropes are not bad. Tropes are not cliches. Far from it, in fact. Tropes are what fiction is based on, fiction devices that we can all expect people to, on some level, recognise. The fact is that there is no such thing as true originality anymore. Everything has been done in some form. With this in mind, you can still be somewhat original by playing with tropes in a way no-one has before. That's why tropes are important, they help to give your fiction its identity. Learn the tropes, play with them, subvert, invert and double subvert them!
- Avoid avoiding said. As Neil Gaiman once postulated, the word said is to prose what the arrow on a speech bubble is to comics. When he blogged this, I exclaimed to myself that he was right. Your high school English teacher probably conveyed that you are to use any possible alternative for the word said. Well, your high school English teacher is teaching you how to be a bad writer. You've probably noticed that, in describing things that have been said, I have completely unnecessarily used things called said bookisms. It's a bit irritating, isn't it? Use the word said. It is the best word. It's lazy writing, quite frankly. If you feel that the dialogue doesn't carry enough emotion on its own, then use an action tag, or make the speaker tag a compound sentence with a bit of description at the end of it. Don't tack on adverbs either. Which looks better? He said, bitingly, or he said, his tone biting? I'd always prefer the latter, and so would most readers. However, remember rule one. Said bookisms can work when used correctly. That is to say, when people don't 'shrug', 'sigh', or 'smile' their speech, since it is impossible to 'smile' a word. I've been told not to use sigh, but I frequently speak while sighing in actual conversation, so I call bullshit on that one. If you're using shrugged, or smiled (i.e a motion completely unrelated to speaking) then use an action tag, or compound it with xe said. That rule, you cannot break. I probably have in the past through poor editing, I mix action and speaker tags up quite frequently. If you read my writing, then you'll know that I use a lot of action tags (end the sentence in quote marks, then describe what the speaker is doing as they speak) and that I do use said bookisms. But I don't overuse them. I use said a fair enough amount. The point of a said bookism is to not mince words when someone says something in a manner that cannot be conveyed as they speak? Does anyone really care if I say he panted rather than he said, panting? What I'm trying to say is it's a fine line. Said bookisms are a trope. Tropes are not bad. This one can be, but not when done correctly. Still, said should be your very top speaker tag. Anyway. Noticed anything about my sentence structure yet? This leads us on to the next rule.
- Beige prose. Use when necessary. Beige prose is prose written in short, undescriptive sentences. They tend to be simplistic. They're usually a single clause. And they're really good for building tension. This is a necessary trope if you want to build tension. In my opinion, everyone should use beige prose at some point. When used correctly, it really enhances the work. When used incorrectly, it makes everything very dull for the reader. If you read Angel's Breath, chapter 22 is a prime example of where I use it, although I tend to use it a lot when it gets to tense moments in battle scenes, especially when a death is possible in that passage. It excites the reader when you do it right. But only use it when it will work.
- Pick a spelling and stick with it. Organise, or organize? Google Chrome tells me it's the latter, but Google Chrome is American and I am English, so I disagree. It doesn't matter, they're both valid spellings. But if you pick one, stick with it for the duration of the work. Can't bear it? Go back and change it? Typo? Go back and change it like you would any typo you found! It's also better if you stick to the same scheme, for example, I always tend to spell in British English (since a lot of my high school English classes were spent getting unreasonably annoyed at how Americans spelled words), but in the end it's down to how you're used to spelling it. Unless it's the word aluminium. In which case, there is one spelling, American or British. There is an 'i' in it. AluminIum. I have no clue where the 'i' went to some people, but it should be there and if you spell the word without it I will point it out like it was any other error. Go listen to Biffy Clyro - Born on a Horse. The first three lines of that basically sum up my feelings on the matter.
- For the love of everything, know where you're going. I'm not saying plot and plan meticulously down to every noun, verb and adjective, especially if you're writing in serial format. But have an idea of where your plot is going and how you're going to get there. I plan out ahead simply because I'm writing a serial, if you want to go back and change things it could have a big knock-on effect and people are aware of what you wrote before. So I plot it out before I start, but I've known many fanfics which have finished successfully without being planned first. Okay, that's a lie, but I've known of about 5 finished fics anyway. This rule is pretty much unbreakable unless you work better when you're improvising and the plot moves with your imagination as you write. But you should still have an idea of where you're going.
- Get to know your characters. Put yourself in their heads and imagine yourself in various situations. How would they react? What would they say? If you do this enough, you'll mostly find writing your characters getting easier and easier. It's especially good when you're writing other people's characters, it gives you a good feel for them and means you can write them truer to the way their creator wants them portrayed. But remember to leave room for development.
Those are my personal rules. If you read them, kudos to you. I'm not telling you to follow my rules, I'm just hoping that you pick up a few things that might be helpful! Except the aluminium part. If you spell it aluminum, then I will point it out as an error. The rest of them, if they don't appeak to you in any way or you already have your own rules, that's all good, but I hope that I was able to help in some way! And remember that anything goes, as long as it works.