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Author has written 6 stories for Naruto, Pokémon, and Bleach.
Edit: I am alive, people. Just really busy. I have no time to write fanfiction right now because of homework. I would if it didn't put my grades at stake. I'd like to apologize to everyone for continuing to support my stories even if I have put them on an eternal hiatus. I will be on a hiatus for who-knows-how-long until I actually get some freaking free time. Sorry, but just know that I love you all xD
Edit 8/22/12: I'm still alive, miraculously.
Sourpatch-Devil here. Also known as a major procrastinator, a sarcastic person, and a hypocrite.
Ahem. But anyway, where to start?
1) I love anime. (Then again, who doesn't?)
2) I'm sarcastic, but I can be friendly at times. (Keywords: at times.)
3) People with furious remarks to something always amuse me.
4) I'm not interested in social networking. What a waste of time...
5) I don't review stories too often, as I don't have much of a response to those types of things. Even in life, I sometimes find it hard to keep a conversation going.
6) I don't update often either due to loads of homework. (Especially true as of 2011)
7) I love writing. (So should everyone else who joined this site.) :)
If I could describe my writing style, it would be colloquial. I've adapted a chatty sort of style, often using "you know" or "don't you think" in commentary. Many English teachers will surely punish me for this xD but I can't help it. I wouldn't call my writing funny, necessarily, because that's what the readers decide. Not me, never me. I don't like promoting my writing because then expectations are set for the readers, and honestly, it's quite embarrassing if you fall short of your own claims.
Why Facebook isn't as great as it seems:
Yes, I once had a Facebook. It's now gone for good.
-For some reason, I spent a lot of time on there even though there was absolutely nothing to do. Wasted a lot of my time.
-Little to no privacy. Facebook always says that your profile will be protected if you change the settings, but I always see articles that say how people can hack into your Facebook, even if you're practically invisible.
-Game requests. Do people actually spend time on that, like FarmVille? You actually have to spend real money for some of those! Also, I don't care if I can get a golden egg or whatever or if I will beat your score, so stop sending me requests!
-Some of your friends may not be who they claim to be. I see some people with over 500 friends and I think, "Do they really know that many friends?" Popularity isn't everything, especially on Facebook.
-Getting tagged in those photos with different characters. Those trigger a lot, a LOT, of comments, and it spams your inbox.
-An email that is sent to other friends on Facebook. That gets a lot of replies as well, and some people just don't want to be a part of it.
-You see nearly EVERYTHING your friends do. I once saw two lovers frantically trading messages publicly, posting "I love you" on each other's walls. Awkward enough, right?
-The ever-changing layout. Who cares if you can now like comments? It doesn't do anything to improve Facebook in its entirety.
-The fan pages. Argh, nearly every one of them leads to a different website, and some of them have viruses. Not good.
Anime/manga that I enjoy watching/reading:
Ouran High School Host Club: I thought I would never get into this show. How wrong I was...some of the content makes me slap my head and go "why the heck am I watching this" (the twins...) but oftentimes it makes my laugh my head off. :D Fancy tuna.
Fairy Tail: Honestly, I loved the first 50 episodes of it, but then I felt the quality deteriorated from that point on, so I started to read the manga. I'm updated on all the chapters--it's a quick read--and I love the powers of each character, it's very unique in its variety.
Soul Eater: The first anime series I ever finished! It has a great concept and it has a good balance of humor and action.
Deadman Wonderland: I stumbled upon this one by chance. I was looking for something new to read and I found this...honestly, it freaked me out because the main ability of nearly all the characters is the power to control BLOOD. However, the art style is great--even though it's somewhat graphic--and can I just say that Senji is a badass?
Naruto: My enthusiasm for this manga has diminished since I first discovered it, but I love the plot twists. It keeps me hooked. However, since it is a bit long, it's hard to keep track of everything that happens.
Bleach: Tite Kubo, you are a troll. -_- Yet, I still read the Bleach chapters before Naruto because I'm always wondering what will happen to the characters--I'm not too happy with what's happening as of late, though...
Most distracting factors of a story:
-Really long author notes.
-Lack/overuse of punctuation marks. ('Let's eat, grandma!' compared to 'Let's eat grandma!' Yeah, a lot of you have heard this before, but watch out for that -.-')
-Misspelled words. This one is really common...I don't blame people, but there is a spell check...
-Text lingo in the story (omg, lol...when you laugh, you laugh; you don't say 'LOL')
-Same descriptions of things over and over.
-Too many profanities.
-People begging for reviews or people that say "I won't update until I get _ reviews."
-People complaining about critics or flames.
-In the author note: two people talking to each other in script format. The two people are often split personalities, and they talk about random things which they think is funny.
-In the summary: "I suck at summaries." Really, people? You don't have to admit it; some people don't give a flying crap about your summary.
-"Don't like, don't read."/ "Don't review if you don't like it!" To everyone who writes the first one: people have to READ first in order to decide if they like it or not! That's common sense! For the second one, you cannot force people to not review. It's not possible. You can prevent anonymous reviews, but for the people with the accounts, they can leave a review if they want to. It's their decision, not yours.
Yeah, I was at fault for all of these one point in writing. I haven't bothered to edit some of them because I forgot where most of them where ._. Some of my fanfics failed, but that's part of life. One thing I learned is that you can't be afraid of failure or criticism...without it, you won't be able to improve or get far in life. As Michael Jordan once said,
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
You may have had unsuccessful stories that never got reviews or favorites, but take your time. They will come eventually. If you're a newbie to this site, then you don't need to worry about impressing people. I've been here for more than a year now and I still have a lot to learn. But if you don't get any reviews, don't get discouraged. We're all different here; we all have our own tastes. Don't think that no one will like your writing; a few people will try and encourage you to move forward. You'll gain experience, and you'll become better at it.
Also, if you get a critique, take it to heart. You might get angry and lash back, but that's not going to get you anywhere. Listen what they have to say. They're trying to help, although the tone may not seem so. One important thing: you MUST accept that your writing will always be in need of editing. Don't be so eager to believe that you have accomplished your best in one shot. Is life like that? No. Writing's not like that either. So if you're reading this, take some time, look over your pieces, and think about how they can be improved. When I joined this site, I was quite scared of those types of people, as you don't know anyone and you never know what you're going to get. (Thank you, Yemi Hikari, for the critique way back then...I apologize for my rudeness.)
As for flames, ignore them. What good will it do to let it sink in? Don't delete a fic if they tell you to. They aren't the boss. Everyone in life has been insulted in the real world. This is no different. Don't let them push you around. Stand up against them, but don't try to lash back either...all they will do is taunt you. If you complain about them to others when posting a story, they will continue to do so. Sure, confiding in individuals you trust is okay, but to all the people who view your story with your complaint, you can be sympathized with or be another subject of taunts by reviews or PMs.
Just don't give a crap about them.
Oh yes...my OCs tend to be Mary Sues. The only reason I still have the stories up is an idea of what NOT to do. And honestly, it's hard making fics with OCs known unless if you have an original idea (not those like _ character's sibling or 'I got sucked into the universe of _'.) I don't have much originality with OC story plots, and once again, don't ever try to follow those examples. If you want a good story with an OC, get an original plot and try and prevent OoC characters, if you know what I mean.
I'm not saying you shouldn't do this, but be careful with those stories!
But yeah, that's my speech on writing and stuff. You don't have to follow it if you don't want to. I'm just pointing out things that I've seen and experienced, and what others have probably experienced as well. You can't really dodge these things, so you have to overcome them.
Enjoy reading and writing, then!