Author has written 4 stories for Merlin.
Profile Updated 3/27/21
I paired down a lot of what I had in here.
I know it's been 8 years since I've posted anything.
Wanted to also note that you can find me on Ao3 too (sort of). Under the same username. I've only posted one thing thus far, though I'm hoping to change that. Not sure if I want to cross post or not, considering what fandom it is. Some video games sections are hard to navigate here.
My Inspirational Quotes:
"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of you doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."
"If the reason you breathe is the goal that you see, then you'll never be satisfied. 'Cause what's the reward when perfection is flawed and the best you can do falls wide?"
"To succeed, you must first improve; to improve, you must first practice; to practice, you must first learn; and to learn, you must first fail."
"When one door of happiness closes, another one opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which had been opened for us."
"The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding."
"The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world."
"You don't love someone because they're perfect. You love them in spite of the fact that they're not."
"Maybe who we are isn't so much about what we do, but rather what we're capable of when we least expect it."
"It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities."
"There are always two choices. Two paths to take. One is easy. And it's only reward is that it's easy."
"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices."
"One day you'll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one."
"Would I live my life over again? Make the same unforgivable mistakes? Yes, given half a chance. Yes."
"As far as I can figure, the way that it works is this: everyone has something that happened to them. The thing that we each carry. The thing that hurts. And to stop it, to stop the hurt, you have to turn it into a story. And not just a story you play over and over for yourself, but a story that you tell. A story's not a story unless you tell it. And once you tell it, it's not yours anymore. You give it away. And once you give it away, it's not something that hurts you anymore, it's something that helps everyone who hears it."
I think that's good for now. I'll find more later :)
Things to know about my writing (and me as an author):
- I get asked this a lot, so I'm gonna say it right from the start. No, I do not plan out my stories :) Despite what many may believe, nothing I write is well thought out. It simply ends up appearing that way due to massive strokes of luck. I tend to take an idea and go with it, and everything just kind of falls into place...somehow.
- Despite the fact that I may actually believe myself to be a good writer, I'm still always blown away when people actually like what I write. I always go in expecting the worst, and so I'm always pleasantly surprised when I'm proven wrong. So I'm very grateful to every kind word and bit of criticism. It truly means a lot to me :)
- I don't take suggestions. Sometimes something that someone says might spark inspiration, and since my stories are never completely fleshed out down to the last detail, I might throw it in, but otherwise I will not change my ideas due to someone's opinion on the matter. I like hearing about people's opinions or musings, even the negative sort of ones, just so long as there is an understanding that an opinion is not a fact.
- I was once told that I would never be a good writer if I didn't actually read books. I was told to read published works in the genres I was interested in (funny since the reason I started writing in the first place was because I had trouble finding any stories that interested me, so I figured I would just write my own). I decided to prove them wrong. Thus the reason why I can count the number of books I've actually read on just two hands.
- Things to expect from any story written by me are cliffhangers, drama, a dash of humor, some angst, H/C, and pain (physical, emotional, mental...). It may be a bit sadistic, but I like it when my favorite characters get hurt.
- I put a lot of myself into my writing. My heart, my mind, my philosophies, and my experiences.
Here are a few top 10 lists, because that's easier than listing everything I've seen/like/am interested in:)
Top 10 Favorite Anime
Top 10 Favorite Movies (not in any particular order)
Proof of Insanity:
These have to go somewhere instead of just sitting in my word document, so I thought "hey, might as well shove them here and see if anyone else finds them amusing."
My sister and I (she's a year and 9 months younger than me) have some very interesting conversations, seeing as how we're sort of like best friends and we're both minorly insane in some regards. Here's a bit of our conversations, the ones that had us both in stitches or that were just too ridiculous to not hold on to. My good friend Khrys will make a few appearances here as well, because she has also said some truly spectacular things in my presence. My friend Lauren has been added as well :)
Sis (holding one of my teddy bears): "This guy reminds me of a combination of a gummi bear and a care bear, the grumpy one, cause he’s blue…I want teddy grahams."
Sis: "What’s the point of a cliffhanger if you don’t let people hang off the cliff?"
Khrys (talking about her hot coffee): "Yeah, look at that. It’s so hot it liquefied itself."
Khrys (after I made the mistake of asking for help with my book): "You should set his girlfriend on fire."
Me (to my sis): "Stop rubbing the incense stick all over my bear statue!"
Me (about my sister's ridiculous piece of hanger artwork that she hooked onto my bed): "It's a mess."
Sis (after showing me a flip video she made on her DS with stick figures): "I made the red so you’d know there was blood and he died."
Sis (after I hurt my ankle): "Can I drop this bowl on your ankle?"
Me: "You’re sad and pathetic."
Me: "I'll buy you a pony if you eat my bacon beans."
My mom (talking to me): "Your uncle was right, you are veal. When the aliens come, they’ll eat you first, and then they’ll wonder why the rest of us aren’t as tender and don’t taste as good."
Sis (throws her stuffed sheep at my head): "Pizza pasta salad attack!"
Me (while playing a video game): "I'm very benevolent and...why won't you just die?!"
Sis (hitting herself in the head with her foam hammer)
Me (lying on the floor with sis trying to kick me): "Stop kicking me!"
Khrys: "First they took my crane and then my chopsticks, but I have a spoon, so it's okay!"
Sis: "It's an important decision! It could decide the fate of my fate!"
Lauren: "I keep seeing people I know but I don't know them."
Lauren (about coin flipping): "So you'll play with people's lives but not with nickels?"
Sis: "This cup is wrong."
Khrys and Sis: "*insert ridiculous comment here*"
Sis: "You want to donate your money to the My Poor Little Sister Has No Money Fund. Your money is guaranteed to get to where you sent it, and you'll be able to relax knowing it will be wisely spent."
Sis: "If I mess up, I could get fined and go to jail."
Me: "Stalking with good intentions is perfectly acceptable!"
Sis (Playing the new Super Mario Bros): "He deserves to die because he keeps dying so much! It makes sense!"
Sis (message she left me on my laptop): "Hello my sister! You’ll never guess who this is! Oh wait, oh crap. :\"
Me (watching sis play Mario Galaxy 2): "You should have just bumped into the spongy thing. It would’ve prevented you from falling off the edge instead of jumping off."
Me: "Why is your balloon crashing into mine? You can’t even fly a fake air balloon properly!"
Me (talking to sis about all the destruction in my books): "Because I am fond of murdering people."
Me: "I just wasted five hours uploading stuff into movie maker that wasn't going to work anyway! It's not fair! I could've been doing something constructive!"
Me: "Why does everyone keep turning into depressed hobos?!"
Sis: "You should wear my hobo gloves."
Sis: "It’s a good thing you weren’t listening to me."
Sis: "A thief who steels thoughts would be really scary. Why would you want to steel other people’s thoughts? I wouldn’t want to."
Me (describing an episode of Slayers): "It’s every ridiculous melodrama cliche mixed into one episode with magic and fish people."
Me: "All my pens are either dead or ugly looking."
Sis: "My teddy bear thinks I'm the smartest person in the world."
Me (watching sis play video games): "We have a lot of faith in you being slaughtered...eventually."
Sis: "I thought I said more words than I thought I said."
Lauren: "Eating Jigglypuff tastes like all your hopes and dreams...dying."
Khrys (talking about playing Civilization and nuking): "No, I was nice and friendly and gave stuff to people. And then, one night, I had mountain dew…and things got a little crazy. I decided that Switzerland had to go."
Me: "They're merchants of doom."
Sis: "I always lie. Ha, I made a paradox!"
Me: "How dare you defend yourself from my attacks!?"
Me: “Stop playing with my piano.”
Sis (playing Paper Mario): "Well, I’m dead. And he only has 2 hp left…maybe if he misses…yes!"
Me: “I’m not accomplishing anything with you in here.”
Sis (playing Tales of Graces): "Oh, I found a save point...and dead people. Those are always good signs."
Sis (playing Tales of Graces): *Snooping in random NPC's closet and finds raw pork* "..."
Sis (playing Disgaea 4): "Okay, who wants to be a sacrifice?"
Me: "You're kind of an idiot."
Ness: "Shattering dreams is my pastime."
Ness (while we're at Caribou): "How do you feel?"
Sis (about the cups stacked next to her and Khrys): "I only just noticed those."
Sis (fighting a boss in Tales of Legendia): "Ha, yes!"
Sis (playing Tales of Legendia): "The Forest of No Return. If you bought a product there, you can never return it. Dun dun dun!"
Sis (playing Tales of Legendia): "I will defeat him...with the power of Heinz Ketchup!"
Sis (playing Tale of Legendia): "I'm not lost, I'm just...deviating from the correct direction."
Sis: "Hey is for horses and Oi is for oysters."
Me (watching sis play Tales of Legendia and snickering): "It says you can completely lose your sense of direction here."
Sis (with a bag of gummi bears): "Um…what if it says June 13, 2012?"
Me (on google translate for Japanese): "Ahh, I wanted Vortex of doom, but it keeps giving me the wrong word. I don’t want 'unmei.'"
Sis: "No stupidity has ever been said by me."
Sis: "I totally didn’t go in a giant circle."
Me: "Do you even know where you're going?"
Sis: "Oh, that’s right! I changed it to both of the buttons so I wouldn’t forget."
Me: "You don’t eat statues."
Sis (fighting a glowing dragon in Tales of Legendia): "He’d make a good nightlight."
Sis (with a dinner plate on her lap and the game controller by her feet): "You know what food means…"
Sis: *Playing Rune Factory 4* "I need 2 potatoes."
Sis: "What are you writing?"
That's all for now, I guess :)