Author has written 17 stories for Bleach, Avatar: Last Airbender, and Teen Titans.
UPDATE: October 14, 2015
This is an update regarding my story Operation: Zutara. This note is for those who were unable to read the one that I put up on OPZ before it got deleted. So, if you missed it, here it goes cuz this is taken straight from OPZ. It's absolutely verbatim, like, freaking word for word:
Kay, so I've been reading over the story and it has finally hit me that I'm just not satisfied with it. The way that I saw it in my head when I first started isn't the way that it's coming out and being shared with you guys. Having you guys see things the way I see it in my brain is so important to me because I want us all to be on the same page. I'm just not happy with this story, and I think that you might be able to tell on some chapters? That isn't something that I want to share with anyone and the fact that I kept pulling stuff out of my ass just to put something up just makes me so uncomfortable.
So, I've decided to take this story down and rewrite it—DON'T WORRY, THIS DECISION WAS NOT MADE BECAUSE OF ANY REVIEWS THAT I RECEIVED. All of your reviews have been so, so, so kind and very constructive and helpful. I appreciate them all and I thank you for them! It's just that I have felt this way about this story (this story, in particular) for a while. I was so excited when I first started this story, and it was actually a prompt that I received, but I wrote myself into a hole and the story just stopped being what it was intended to be. The plan was to just write my way out of the hole, but I can't do it. I'm just not happy with this, I haven't been for a while, and I just know that I can do better.
Writing is super important to me, and I just don't think that it's fair to you guys that you have to read a story that the author isn't even satisfied with. Especially when the author knows that they can do better. We both deserve more, and the knowledge of this has just been killing me.
With that being said, this story has been taken down in order to be rewritten. Sorry again!
And here's a rant taken from Goku's Daughter's page. (Haha, hope you don't mind!)
Why Reviews are Essential to Authors - because reviews are our writing juice.
1) Reviews encourage authors to write more. Seriously, the simple words "I love your story, continue!" makes the author feel that their story means something to someone else and motivates the author to continue. The only reason I continued Sinful and have the sudden spark to write more was because my friend inspired, well rather bothered me online to. She said she loved it and she'll love to read more, and kept going on... that just motivated me to finish it!
2) Constructive criticism is good. The author cannot pick up everything wrong with the story (if there is); we are only human. Good criticism is even better -- improving the author to be better.
If I go too far, which sometimes I do, let me know and I'll most likely fix it (I'm not fond of upsetting people), if asked nicely. If I go too far, and I don't change it, it doesn't mean I'm ignoring you. Not at all. Maybe I already have something written ahead (since most of my stories that I upload have more than several chapters already written) but for sure, I will absorb your criticism for the next project I'm writing.
3) It's a good way to network and make new friends. I have made many friends -- and between some of us our friendship has lasted years even when we never met each other -- when I read and reviewed FF here.
4) Hits don’t mean much. I could click on my own story a million times to get my hit count higher... or other people could just do that. Reviews mean so much more than hits, especially when there are inconsistent numbers between chapters.
5) Good reviews give authors warm, fuzzy feelings. Okay, if you love the author... give them some love man!
6) Some reviewers may inspire authors on a new direction. I have encountered times when I don't know where to go but reviewers have helped me.
7) Most importantly, authors get a chance to see who is actually reading the story. I may have already said this, but when there is a name to a review... we know a real person is actually reading the story. Again, hits don't mean that much.
8) It gives the author reason to write. It is one of my reasons why I write. If no one is reading my story, what's the point of writing it? THAT and fandoms die. If you don't review, you'll kill the fandom further and then it won't motivate me to write.
9) Some authors have interests lasting a day or so. At the top I said I write because it’s a way to escape. That is true. But at the same time, ideas and obsessions flit and flutter and dissipate. I had a burning to write a certain story, but I got sick and after a few days, I no longer have the motivation to do it, and going to scrap the whole idea together.
I can’t force you to review. No one can. But at least I can say every story I read, I review. I know the value of encouragement, supporting words and the impact it has on a writer. And it's funny when people add me to 'favourite' whatever and not review, I think, if you can click on that button, why not leave a review while you're there? It leaves me confuzzled.
Once Upon a Time
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