Author has written 7 stories for Dragon Ball Z, Hetalia - Axis Powers, and Thor.
Hello, world...web. I am Talentless Muse or simply Muse for short, but you shouldn’t think of it as a reflection of my ability as a writer or of my opinion of myself. I chose the name because I thought that the idea of a muse with no talent was ironic and mildly amusing. That doesn't mean I think I'm hot stuff as a writer either though. I generally tend to think of myself as ranging from average to a tad above average as far as a ability goes.
I enjoy reading and writing fan fiction, which I hope would be rather obvious, considering I've been registered on this site since 2002. I've been writing fan fiction since I was at least thirteen (for those curious about my current age, here's a hint: I was not quite fifteen when I registered.) , but I've been writing fiction for nearly as long as I've been able to write semi-coherent sentences. Before that, I would just make up stories in my head and act them out with my toys. My toys had some seriously epic adventures, but my parents never really appreciated the mess of toys I'd always leave lying around the house. I guess I've always been something of a storyteller then.
Don't expect to see a review from me unless I feel that I have something that needs to be said. I don't like to leave reviews that just say "Good job! I hope you update soon!" because I don't feel that those are very useful to the writer. Sure, they give a quick boost to the ego because you know that someone liked your story, but you don't know what they liked about it. I like reviewers to tell me what they think I did well on, and I also like to know what they think I need to do a bit of work on. Those are the kinds of reviews that I most like to receive, and they're also the kind that I like to leave for others.
Also, I don't beg for reviews. I don't have anything against people who end their summaries and/or chapters with a reminder to review. That's just not the way I do it. I figure that if you're going to leave me a review, you'd do it whether or not I ask. However, I always make sure to thank those who do leave me reviews no matter how short they are. If you're going to take the time to read my work and leave me some feedback on it, I feel that I should let you know that I appreciate it in some way. Besides, I really enjoy it when people ask me questions about the things I'm writing or certain decisions I've made with my stories. It shows that people are actually engaging as they're reading my work, and I do like it when I get the chance to explain some of the thought that went into some of the story elements because no one in my real life seems to particularly care about the reason I chose to do or present something a certain way. Maybe it's my own special brand of narcissism, but really like to know that people are actively thinking while they read my writing.
People who hold their stories hostage until the reach a review quota really annoy me. They make me not want to give them a review just for that, so there are probably a lot of other people. Don't play that game with people who actually want to read your story. That seems horribly mean to basically threaten to abandon a story if your story doesn't reach a certain number of reviews, and what does it say about you as a writer that you'd be so petty as to give up simply because your numbers aren't high enough? How much do you really enjoy what you're doing if you're willing to give it up so easily? Now, this isn't meant as a criticism against people who start to get discouraged because they suddenly see a drop-off in the number of their reviews or have been getting generally low numbers and are simply pointing it out or questioning the reason. That's not the same thing.
I also have a general statement about disclaimers. I used to write them in the beginning of each of my stories. I don't do that anymore. There are a few of reasons for this: they are completely meaningless from a legal standpoint, they are rather redundant on this site (especially) since it already has a quite well-written general disclaimer, and the very fact that I'm posting on places like this site should be a clear enough indication that I actually don't own any of the rights or licenses. Now, if I ever manage to become a published author like I one day hope to be, I have already considered the idea of writing posting "fan fiction" of my own work. Mostly, I think that I would intend to post vignettes or drabbles that I'd thought of but wasn't able to find a place for in the final product. At that point, I certainly would own the copyright then, but people probably wouldn't believe I was telling the truth. Isn't that such a sad thing. (FYI: I'm currently making a collection like that for Faded Future. There are some amusing side stories that I just couldn't fit in to the final drafts.)
When it comes to shipping, I am generally very tolerant of other people's pairings. This is likely because I don't have many pairing that I actively engage in shipping. In fact, I can only think of two, and neither of those are fandoms I have written anything for. Typically, I support canon couplings. That's the way the author(s) decided it should be, and I respect their work enough to stick to the "official" pairings. Again, I tend to be rather tolerant of other people's pairing preferences. I'm not going to put down your story because you prefer a couple that happens to be non-canon. The only real big no for me with pairings is when they are incestuous (sorry Elricest fans). It's just one of those things that squicks me out. That includes even when it's canon. Yes, I'll acknowledge that it's "official," but otherwise I will ignore it.
Now, that doesn't mean that I do not occasionally indulge in the reading of unconfirmed, non-canon, or even against canon (usually of the yaoi variety) pairings. Sometimes I just need some crack or smut. No, I'm not a yaoi fangirl. Believe it or not, I'm a fangirl who doesn't make a yaoi couple out of everything. I mean no offense to the real yaoi fangirls, of course. If it weren't for you guys (girls, more likely), I wouldn't have anything to read when I'm in the mood for some quick smut. People writing hetero smut spend far too much time building up the relationships when I just want it to get straight into the sex.
I suppose you've had enough of me by now. Count me surprised and mildly impressed if you've actually read down this far. No, this certainly isn't longest profile I've ever seen, but I don't really expect many people to read through my somewhat rambling, verging on ranting a couple times, profile page. Anyway, below is a collection of quotes that I've collected and am rather fond of, and beneath that is the stuff that you probably really came here for. Enjoy.
"Never knock on Death's door: ring the bell and run away! Death really hates that!" - Matt Frewer
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." - Herm Albright
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." -Albert Eistein
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." -Albert Einstein
"The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people." -Lucille S. Harper
"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense." -Tom Clancy
"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much." -Oscar Wilde
"I write for the same reason I breathe--because if I didn't, I would die." -Isaac Asimov
"Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons." -Robertson Davies
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