Author has written 4 stories for Sonic the Hedgehog.
Hi there! A visitor! Wait...a visitor? Ah! I'm not ready!
...Ok, now I'm ready.
Yes, after a two-year hiatus, I am in fact back, and continuing to work on fanfiction. Am I any better at keeping to deadlines and updating on time? Well... Go ahead and check my Knuckles' Halloween authors notes.
A lot of you guys have been wondering about The Legend of Nazo, and I can say that I am still working on it, but it's not... working well. Ever have a plant, and no matter how much water you pour on it, it still looks dry? Yeah, that's what working on this fic is like. I haven't given up on it, but I am encountering difficulties getting it written properly.
For those of you who might actually care, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I'm a very strange child. That much is certain. I will complain it's too hot on a 70 degree day and declare it perfect once I see it's now raining at 50 degrees outside. I will then make sure it is at least 8 o'clock at night, go out in a short-sleeve T-shirt and shorts, and bounce on my trampoline to music. Like I said, I'm weird. Don't worry. It's not contagious. I'm actually new to the whole writing aspect of fanfiction, but I'm very quickly picking up steam. Before whenever I was bored I'd make up stories starring my favorite movie or game characters to keep me entertained. I usually do this while pacing or walking in circles, so if you know me, congratulations, you now know one of my reasons for that. One of.
I am now 15 years old! Sonic's age! :D
Yes, I'm a smiley person! I'm sorry, gosh-darnit! D:
What's in a name?
Well, I guess it would be hard for you to know me in real life unless you knew my name... why not. Yes, I changed back to my first name again. Teenage phases. Gotta love 'em. My name is Talea (pronounced TUH-lee-uh) but can feel free to call me whatever you like, within reason. Unreasonable names I hate include Talulu, Tia Tikila, and pronouncing it (tal-A-uh). You might think my name is so hard to pronounce as is, but do you realize what would have happened if mom didn't change the spelling. Thalia. Yeah. Try THAT one as a substitute teacher, huh? If you don't want to type that in a PM (someone wants to PM me?), feel free to call me TC. TC was actually my mother's name in high school that I adopted for my name in high school. Anyway, enough of that. I do have some self esteem issues, so even flamers, please be kind. You can flame all you like, but be nice about it. (can you tell I'm being sarcastic?) If you want to talk to me, I will give you my full, undivided attention, but I also might disagree or point out something wrong with your idea. That is just like reviews, if I didn't care, I wouldn't bother, so please understand.
A matter of faith
I am a proud Christian, but also feel one of God's most important commands for us is acceptance. That is to say, I won't shun you just because your religion is different than mine. God told us to love your neighbor. He didn't say, "Love your male neighbor," He didn't say, "Love your Christian neighbor," He didn't even say, "Love your straight neighbor." He just said, "Love your neighbor." And love them I do. A lot of people used to ask me, "Hey are you like, super-religious?" To which I answer yes. Absolutely. When me and my friends talk, it will usually end up something God-related.
Also to anyone who actually knows me in real life I have a favor to ask. Please don't spread word about my love for Sonic fanfiction. Just because I am willing to 'fess up on the internet does not make it so in real life. No one, not even my family knows, so I'd appreciate it if you are nice and keep quiet. If you wanna, say something to me, you will like, make my year, but don't say it in front of my family. I don't know how they see.
Alright, If anybody here is bored, I am willing to share a few of my favorite authors on this site with you:
Panthedgiequeen13: This girl is amazing. I'm not kidding. I mean, everyone on here is amazing, but she is like, in the top percentage of amazing. Definitely worth a try, but just to warn you, some of her fics are not for the younger crowd.
The Pen vs. The Sword: Awesome one-shots. They're music inspired, but not so much that it's a terrible thing. It actually feels natural reading with these guys. (That, and I have Sword to thank for my beautiful bunny pet ;D)
Starvix: I don't know if there's actually anyone out there who hasn't given Starvix a try yet, but believe me, you won't be disappointed. Her baby stories were the best I've read in a long time.
Jackattack555: This guy is HILARIUS. Too bad he's gone. A moment of silence, if you please...Yeah! Whoo! Anyway, unless you're fifteen or older, it's probably not the best idea to read him.
By the way, how do you like my profile pic? I found snapshots for the cutscenes to Sonic Colors in french! (so excited for the release!) I have found one of the best snapshots here - Eggman wants a cheeseburger and a milkshake! Obviously, this is one of the turning points of the plot. ;)
Just as an FYI, I will add more things to this profile when I'm bored, I have time on my hands, I feel like I haven't in a while, or any weird combination of the three.
The 27 Commandments of Fanfiction (Originally written by Polska-1999, copied from ShinyShiny9)
Thou Shalt Obey Them!
1. Thou shalt not post a fic until it has been checked for grammar and spelling errors. The fanfiction gods hath given you a spellchecker on the computer for good reason. Use it.
2.Thou shalt not post a chapter of less than 100 words, unless it is a drabble. This displeases the masses.
3.Thou shalt not put author's notes in the middle of the story.
4.Thou shalt NEVER use text-speak in a fic, unless the characters are actually texting.
5.Thou shalt keep to one tense, and only one, throughout the story. Do not switch randomly.
6.Apply the above number 5 to POVs as well.
7. Thou shalt not get offended when someone makes fun of the crack pairing featured in your fanfiction. It probably is rather hilarious.
8.Thou shalt not use :), ;), or :( in a fanfiction to show the emotion exhibited by a character.
9.Thou shall try-eth to keep characters in character!
10.Thou shall not treat every criticism as a flame.
11.The author's note is not a spot for your personal drama, and thou shalt not make it so.
12.Thou shalt not put any form of the phrase "first fic" in thy summary.
13. Thy created characters must not have names that exceed five syllables in length. Nor shall thy name have more than five words in length.
14. Thou shall not insert thyself into the story line as thyself or as a character- yes we know that you are in love with yourself and are very narcissistic, we just don’t want to read about how you end up with the main character.
15.If thou art writing a story that does not follow the original story line, point it out in the beginning.
16.Thou shall not make a person randomly smart or powerful unless stating a reason for the change (a good reason).
17.Thou shalt show and not tell.
18.Thou shalt not EVER use the phrase "I suck at summaries" in-est thine summary. This annoys thine readers.
19.Thou shalt not write the same way thou speak-est- writing is an art.
20.Thou shalt ALWAYS spell the word "okay" correctly. Using the letter "K" is an unacceptable compromise.
21. Thou shalt only use clichés when thou a) art writing a parody or b) find a new and interesting twist to make such clichés bearable to thine reader.
22. Thou shalt always separate dialogue from two separate speakers in two separate paragraphs. Otherwise thine readers shalt be confuse-ed.
23. Thou shalt not EVER make a chapter all one paragraph. THIS INFURIATES BOTH THINE READER AND THE FANFICTION GODS. They have given thee an ENTER key with good reason.
24. Thou shalt not write with thy caps lock on, it displeases the masses and causes thy readers to lose their vision and make angels weep.
25. Thou shalt know how to spell the character's names correctly before you writeth the fic. Misspelling the name of the main characters makes readers angry and distracts from the story.
26. Thou shalt not say in thine summary "summary inside". This shows lack of creativeness and infuriates the masses. The only exception is when a summary is cut short and a continuation of it lies inside.
27. Thou shall use paragraphs and space the story so it is not terrifyingly daunting to thine readers.
And now, presenting: The Three Levels of Original Character! (Also copied from ShinyShiny9! ...What? She's got a good profile.)
Disclaimer:Opinions are by definition subjective, and I apologize in advance to any whom this list may dismay. There are plenty of exceptions. Many OC's won't fit exactly into just one level, or meet all the level criteria. Besides that, a badly-written story can drag even a Level 3 OC down into the mud, while a good writer can make a Level 2 OC shine like the Master Emerald, freshly-polished, under floodlights. To a degree, it all comes down to skill . . . but these are the rules of thumb.
Level One: OC is entirely one-dimensional. Physical features are often described meticulously, with long paragraphs devoted to every little detail of the face and outfit. Species-wise, they are either outlandish species from outside the canon, or canon species with neon colors and outrageous hairstyles. Usually have no personality or background development, but frequently come with gimmicks like "Is Sonic's daughter" or "Is faster than Sonic" or "Is in love with Shadow." Their appearance is never really justified; they just show up because the author wants them.
It's nearly impossible for a story with Level One OC's to be good. Their sole purpose is usually to be in love with or friends with a canon character, and even that is often missing. Readers are given no real reason to care about these OC's. If there is a blue wolf named Winona wearing a pink tanktop and purple miniskirt, why should readers care more about her than about a green-and-orange cat named Alejandro wearing blue jeans and a checkered vest? They're both just . . . standing there.
Level Two: OC is two-dimensional, with some character development. Descriptions are often still very detailed, but tend to be slightly less outlandish. The species, coloration, and clothing are a bit more reasonable than Level One. They often still do come with gimmicks, though, especially "skills and powers." These are the kind of OC's you find described in people's profiles, with categorized bios listing facts about the character. This does encourage better development; there are usually things like personality, likes and dislikes, family, history--all good stuff. However, reading these character profiles can get pretty stale, and it's not likely to make you instantly love the character.
Level Two OC's can easily go either way. They give readers at least some reason to be interested, because each one is unique and explored in-depth. The author put real thought and creativity into the character's design. However, just reading the character bio doesn't really give you a reason to care deeply. Ice powers are cool and all . . . but we haven't actually seen these ice powers being used! So of course, they'll be used in the actual story. And from there . . . it can go anywhere. If the character is just forced into a regular story with a shoehorn, it can degenerate rapidly into Level 1. But if the character is vital to the plot, it might be elevated to Level 3 . . .
Level Three: OC is well-rounded, purposeful, and elegantly understated. Less is definitely more here. Physical features are given only a brief description, touching on the most important points. They are not at all outlandish: OC is usually (but not necessarily) a canon species, with a fairly staid color scheme and no wild hairstyles or gimmicks. Has personality, depth, and background; but more than that, haspurpose. It isn't just stated "X is very hot-tempered and hates bullies," or "Y has ice powers." Everything, literally everything, is developed through plot action. The only reason this character exists is because the story absolutely needs him/her. In fact, even appearance and personality can to some degree be scrapped! If you really need a character, the appearance doesn't matter, and the personality will supply itself.
A story with Level Three OC's is almost guaranteed to shine. The plot comes first, and the plot is king; that makes the story worth reading. But this plot might involve a dilemma that a character needs special help to solve. It might take Sonic to a new region or a new planet. Most often, it might need a new villain. All of these are very good reasons to bring in an OC. The thrill and excitement of the plot draws readers in, encouraging them to welcome the newcomer with open arms. And because readers see what the character does, they can see for themselves: this is one cool OC!
Applications/Examples: I'm gonna bring this into scope a little by applying the levels to our huggable hedgehog hero himself. Why do people like Sonic, anyway? Just because he's blue? No, not really. Because he's speedy and cool and has an attitude? Yeah, that's closer, but it's not quite everything. He could be all that and still be a total jerk with boring games. People like Sonic because of Level 3: They like seeing him in action. They like watching him take down the bad guys, interact with his friends, show off, clown around, crack wise, mess up, charge bravely into danger to save the world. He didn't get such a huge (and sometimes rabid) fanbase just by being blue. He got it with his deeds and his words, like any good hero. And if it works for Sonic, there's a good chance it'll work for an OC too.
Words of Wisdom, ShinyShiny. And now, for your not-really entertainment, I had dredged the whole of other people’s profiles to find as many copy and pastes as I can…mostly so you don’t scroll down and realize I only have two fanfictions…crud!
Sticks and Stones may scar my skin but words slice through my soul within.
Growing older is mandatory. Growing up is Optional.
I've heard that it’s possible to grow up. I've just never met anyone who's actually done it.
One day your prince will come. Mine? Oh, he just took a wrong turn, got lost, and is to stubborn to ask for directions.
It's you and me versus the world...we attack at dawn.
If all else fails, try reading the instructions.
Boys are like Slinky's, useless, but fun to watch fall down the stairs. (Sorry, men. I really do like you guys, I just also like making fun of you. No offense.)
You know it's a bad day when you fall out of bed and you miss the floor.
War doesn't determine who's right. War determines who's left.
Remember: Some people are alive only because it's illegal to shoot them.
Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.
The trouble with life is there's no background music.
I smile because I don't know what the hell is going on.
Chemistry: "As you can see, you cannot see anything. Why can't you see anything? You'll see later."
"May the neighbour's goat drop dead too!!"
The number of people staring at you is directly proportional to the stupidity of your actions.
Guy: Where is here?
Me: Here is nowhere. Unless by here you mean here, which is somewhere. Somewhere is a relative term, meaning nowhere. So basically, here is here. -Two cans and a string dot com
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