Author has written 17 stories for Mario, Shaun the Sheep, Professor Layton, Luigi's Mansion, Pokémon, Wreck-It Ralph, Super Smash Brothers, and Kirby.
What have I been up to lately?
Listening to relaxing Kirby and Nintendo music and Splatoon Final Boss Phase 2.
Suddenly drowning in the amount of work I've received. Digital Publishing, Design and Production. I hope I can understand Adobe InDesign quickly!
Writing Wings of Change. I'll try to write a bit more on Sunday if I'm not too tired. University work on a Sunday is a no-no. If I started doing that, I would be going down a bad road...
1Thunderfire coming right at ya!
So at the moment, I'm doing a postgraduate course in publishing and this, alongside my part-time job as a note-taker, cuts into my hours a lot. If I don't immediately start any university work straight away, I feel guilty about it, as if I'm being lazy. I'm a chronic worrier, you know? So, by the time I do get the chance to write anything, I don't get round to doing so because I want to get off the computer and just play some games instead. You get sick of the computer when you're doing loads of research and essays. I'll be so glad when I get to a point in life when I can go home and know that I don't have to do any academic work. It'll come... -_-
So yeah, I'm a really slow updater because life and all that. I'm an extreme worrier when it comes to university work and that must take priority over everything else. I want good employment at the end of it all. If I don't get anything straight away, at least I have a great part-time job still. They're really friendly and don't mind me doing 95% of my university work in the staff room and nicking coffee and biscuits!
I have a bad tendency to think of loads of ideas at once and try to get them down when I really should be devoting time to writing chapters for my already on-going stories. And then when writer's block strikes... argh. But there are lots of us on here like this. So for those who do read my stuff, thank you for your utmost patience and I love you all! :D
So anyway, a little about me.
I'm a 22 year-old female from the UK and yes, I am female. I get mistaken a lot as a male still even at times when it is plainly obvious that I'm not. I can see why at times since I'm not really feminine-looking but I wouldn't be comfortable if I did try to look like and perhaps appease others. this is possibly one of the reasons why I am so easily recognised out and about. Unfortunately, I am terrible at remembering names and faces so if greeted by a random person, I'll say "hi!" and then think: who the hell are you? This is problematic considering I get people saying, "hey, I saw you at such-and-such a place." I'm being stalked! :O
The first fan-fiction I read was N64 Chick's Luigi's Adventure At Sea on the Nintendoland website goodness knows how many years ago. I then started reading N64 Chick's other Luigi stories and some way or another, discovered this website and delved into the Mario category first. Which fan-fiction I first read on here was I don't know but I have found some real gems every now and then in those piles.
I have always liked writing stories ever since I was little, one of the first ones I remember writing was to do with pancakes and wolves. (It was in school for Pancake Day. Don't ask. I was a weird child and now I'm a weird adult.) I had a spate at high school for writing poetry for some reason but the only ones I've kept now is Monkey Blue which I wrote when I was 10 and Underling of Underlings which can be seen on here. One day I shall write short, original, fantasy stories and get them published. Maybe I'll progress to original novels afterwards: who knows? I have ideas in mind but I would like to finish all fan-fiction projects first and I'm still having good fun with them anyway.
I also love TV Tropes. It has enhanced my life, yo!
I'm a Nintendo fangirl as you may tell from my stories and favourite stories. *SUPER MARIO BROS. LEVEL CLEAR MUSIC!* I much prefer playing colourful, fantasy games rather than anything 'realistic' and 'gritty' because my whole point in playing games is about escapism. I don't want to be reminded about the real world which can quite often be dismal and depressing; just look at the news on any day of the week. I want characters, stories and gameplay I can get involved in and enjoy and I know there are plenty of people out there that agree with me. To video games!
People seem to like my stories a lot which is obviously a very good thing. Special mention to The Cosmic Penguin by the way. She joined the website and happened to see 'Can a Boo Be Friends With A Human?' which I happened to have updated on the same day. She loved it so much she was inspired to write some stories of her own and I gave her some writing tips. Cos has a lot of excellent stories, mainly Kirby if you like the pink puffball. Check them out!
INCOMING FAVOURITES LIST!
Favourite Video Games Franchises and Other Games: Mario (my top favourite franchise, the Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario games in particular because I love RPGs and I need stories. I'll love it forever!), Pokémon (one of the first games I remember playing was Pokémon Silver and I chose Totodile), Legend of Zelda (I do love an adventure), Kirby (just got into the little puffball rather recently and I'm loving it!), Super Smash Bros. (I main Luigi and Wii Fit Trainer!), Fire Emblem (no-one dies under my watch!), Professor Layton (I do so like a puzzle), Xenoblade Chronicles (dat story, dem characters, and Riki!), Okami (so beautiful...), Yoshi's Island (awesome platformer!), Sonic Adventure 2 (best Sonic game!).
Favourite Video Game Of All Time: An approximate tie between Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door.
Favourite Video Game Characters Of All Time: Luigi: I've always loved him! Even though I can't remember playing the original Mario Party, apparently I always used Luigi even then. He's allowed more character development than Mario and he comes across as an adorkable, quirky character who may be seen as a coward a lot of the time but he's actually quite brave really. I would love to see a Luigi-centric RPG and indeed, more Mario RPGs in general since the series has so much potential for that kind of thing.
Oshawott: My favourite Pokémon! I call mine Callisto and he's the first Starter I have deliberately stopped from evolving; I love him too much as an Oshawott and with Eviolite, he still gets a good fighting chance. (Take that, Cynthia's Spiritomb!) Oshawott is so cute and lovable I just want to hug it! I also love the anime Oshawott who's just funny and still adorable. Generation 5 has a lot of cool Pokémon actually. I'm not one of those who thinks that there are no good Pokémon or anything after the first generation and be like all WAH! (I suppose it might be though that my first Pokémon game was Silver.) Special mention also to my long-running Pokémon favourite Crobat whom I have a tradition of naming Darket; it's like a personal running gag. Bats are cool.
Favourite Music: A lot of video game music. For some reason, people think it's weird that I love listening to it as if it can't really be music because they don't have words and are not really mainstream. I don't see why; there are so many catchy, powerful, relaxing, heartwarming, tearjerking, bouncy and just plain awesome and epic tracks! I literally can't write a word without some background video game music. Much of my favourites come from the above mentioned video games as well as really good remixes of many of these tracks. Currently listening to relaxing video game. Hell knows I need it.
Favourite Novel Series: Discworld, Harry Potter, Dresden Files, Temeraire. You can tell fantasy is my favourite literary genre.
Favourite Novel Of All Time: The Last Continent (Discworld). It has Rincewind the Wizzard (not a typo I may add), Australian parodies, time travel, evolution and meat pie floaters. What more can you ask for?
Favourite Films: Mainly animation, adventure and fantasy/sci-fi. Some think that animation is just for children. I heartily disagree. Like video games, they allow me escapism, give me something to enjoy and laugh at and there is nothing wrong in that at all. So to wit, we're looking at a lot of Disney, Pixar, Aardman and Studio Ghibli. Notable favourites include Chicken Run, My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away and The Emperor's New Groove. Franchise favourites includes Toy Story, Indiana Jones, James Bond, Star Wars, Star Trek and X-Men.
Favourite Foods: Tuna Mayo butties, dark chocolate, chilli (these two go really well together), cheese, salmon, garlic. Honestly, I love most foods; I'm a right foodie! The few foods that I really dislike or even hate include bananas, Turkish Delight, peanut butter and liquorice.