Author has written 20 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?
Have been playing Kirby: Planet Robobot and loving it! (Squee!)
Working on my major project, most of which is complete as I currently have no working hours since I work at a college and the classes are finished.
Desperately trying to wrack my brain to write even though I have lots of time now.
I will also edit my other stories to get rid of my excessive amount of semi-colons. I don't think I knew how to use them properly back then...
DAMN TRUE ARENA! I DIED AT THAT SUICIDE ATTACK TWICE! GAAAAAAAHHHHH!!
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.
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!
SOME THINGS ABOUT ME:
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 in 2015 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.
You know, I get a lot of really lovely reviews for my stories, a lot of especially heart-warming ones as well. I appreciate each and every one of these so I thank you all! :D Sometimes, my stories have also made you cry... for good reasons! At least it shows I'm targeting your emotions well which I think is a pretty important part of story-writing. And some people have been directly inspired by my words. It really does make me proud and feel all warm inside.
So, having given writing tips to fellow writers before, I'll put some of my thoughts for writing on this profile page in no particular order. These are just suggestions by the way, but who knows, they could prove helpful:
1. Try and make use of various senses in your descriptions. What can we see? What can we hear? Are there any smells, tastes or other sensations we should be aware of?
2. What emotions are your characters feeling? Are they happy, sad, confused, angry? Make the reader as engaged as possible with your characters whether they are already existing characters or are OCs. And remember: if you are not engaged with your character, you can't really expect your readers to be fully engaged either.
3. Make sure your writing makes sense and isn't too confusing to follow. An obvious point, but sometimes these things must be mentioned.
4.Make sure your words convey the right meaning. Are you sure you used the correct word? If not, look up its meaning.
5.Be aware of apostrophe use. Remember: 'it's' is an abbreviation of 'it is', 'its' denotes a possessive.
6. Be aware of 'Rouge Angles of Satin': basically, when your words are spelt correctly but the actual words themselves are wrong. 'From' and 'form' are probably the most common errors to make for any writer; it's so easy to do. So check it.
7. Said is not a bad word! Your writing can be interesting if you're using various adjectives and other descriptive words for your dialogue but the word said is also fine every now and then.
8. Once you've uploaded a new chapter, read it from the same place your readers will see it. I find it is easier picking up any possible errors this way.
9. Know the rules of grammar before you break them!
10. Enjoy your writing! That's why you're writing after all, isn't it?
11. On a personal note as well, don't bother putting 'I do not own [insert fandom here].' We know you don't own it otherwise you wouldn't be putting a story on here, would you? You'd be making money from it elsewhere. This is just a personal thing though.