UPDATED May 11, 2017. - Major Editing. If you're looking for the list of gripes I have with the cannon Potterverse, send me a PM and I'll send it to you.
Hello to anyone viewing my profile!
Im a guy, 26 years old, names Charlie
I live in New york, and attended a small liberal arts college in MA. I graduated within the awesome major that is psychology! (Read: useless, as I will not be attending graduate school) Either way, the material was interesting and a challenge. And while it is not a passion of mine... I had no interest in ending up as a barista in Starbucks. Yes, that was directed towards English majors. Yes, that was a joke. Please keep reading?
Think of this page as more of an archive for stories that have impressed me over the years. Some will be better than others, as my standards and taste in stories have changed over the years, but as I came to this website with already decent standards as far as good writing is concerned, most that i've favorited should be well written and highly entertaining.
I have no plans to write anything as I really don't have the time or desire to do so, but I guess it's a possibility? But until I write a story, this will just be a good place to store some of the best things i've read on this site. Reasons a story might make it onto my favorites list: Pure originality, where the idea impressed me so much that it was added, even if the writing was sub par. Stories with fantastic Character Development will also make it onto the list, as I am a firm believer that well-written characters are what drive a story, the plot is secondary. Stories with an exciting writing style I enjoyed will make it. And of course, all around well done stories with proper grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. will make it onto the list.
How'd I get into fanfiction? Basically stumbled across some Inuyasha fanfiction years and years ago after finishing the manga (which I hated and only finished out of spite, I wasn't going to give up!), and I wanted to know if there was a better ending. And lo and behold... I stumbled across fanfiction dot net. And of course, not knowing what I was doing, I got invested in a story that had been abandoned, and 150k words in it just stopped. I couldn't believe it, what kind of heathen just leaves a story unfinished? Well, that killed any interest in finding a proper ending for Inuyasha I might have had, and fanfiction went on the backburner for a while until I thought to myself what else could there be? Turns out, quite a lot.
Current fanfiction interests would be... Crossovers! I love the worlds of stuff like Fate/Stay, Familiar of Zero, Harry Potter, Mass Effect, Star Wars etc., as they're great playgrounds that provide a ton of tools to work with... as long as you can fix the characters, and add a lot more gritty realism.
If I had to recommend ONE story from ONE fandom on this site? Tough question, as I've read a LOT of fantastic stories on here. but it would be: Elizium for the Sleepless Souls, by Voice of the Nephilim. It's well written, it's gripping, it's not too long and it's the most original idea I've come across on this site. If you haven't read it, go read it.
Let's have a talk about Disclaimers. Please see below.
Disclaimers. " I make no money, nor do I seek any commercial advantage from this work. As such it constitutes "fair use" as defined in 17 U.S.C. §107" This is the only disclaimer I have ever seen that has any right being called a disclaimer. In fact, with this being the case, no one needs a disclaimer in their story anyway. If it makes you feel better, put one in the first chapter. However, as it is a "story", you do not need to absolve yourself of ownership of what you are writing each and every chapter. Lastly, if you (whoever ends up reading this) create an Original Character, or a semi-original plotline, and use them in someone else's universe (lets say J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter series), they are not your "property". You do not "own" your Original Character, as nothing on this site has actually been published. Yes, people should ask to utilize any idea you have come up with as that is polite, and others on this site will get mad if you do not, but no one owns anything that is written on this site if they have not filed for a copyright (which obviously no one will every do let alone obtain).