Author has written 28 stories for Fullmetal Alchemist, Final Fantasy IX, Harry Potter, Twilight, Star Wars, Detective Conan/Case Closed, Hikaru no Go, Skulduggery Pleasant series, Pandora Hearts, Mortal Instruments, Jisei series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, and Professor Layton.
Right then. (Heath Ledger impression) And here- we- go.
Name: Megan. But I have been called Bootsy, Rootbeer, Dr. Royal Parking Lott, Witty (because I am so), Gretchen (still trying to figure that one out), Hibble, and Motorcycle, MC for short. You may call me any or all of those. I personally like MC...
Age: 16 and still unlicensed (sigh)
What else is there to say? I'm American. I'm a girl. Have I mentioned that? I like parentheses. I have three pets, an adorable little guinea pig named Reeses, and two turtles, Crouton (because he lives in a bowl and is probably crunchy) and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. I've been writing for (counts on fingers) four years now, and although I don't still write every fandom I've ever gotten into, I still look upon all of them fondly and read them every once in a while. Oh, right--
Fandoms: Harry Potter, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy IX and VII, Twilight, Star Wars, Fullmetal Alchemist, D. Gray-Man, Detective Conan/Magic Kaitou, plus some other minor delves.
Writing History: I was convinced, when I was eight, that I was going to be an author. I wrote a collection of novels and short stories (most of which were missing a beginning, or an end, and none of which had any semblance of logic to them whatsoever), but being eight, I forgot about my author fantasies within, probably, the month, and moved on to bigger and better careers, like rock star, astronaut, ballerina, detective, et cetera, et cetera. Four years later I was finally bullied into reading Harry Potter, and something just clicked. Like, yeah, this is what writing is supposed to be, what have I been doing for the past four years...?
Writing Style: Because I cut my reading teeth--or at least, my reading-good-literature-for-the-first-time teeth--on Harry Potter, I've naturally adopted the 'subjective third-person' as typical style. (If you haven't read Harry Potter (YOU SHOULD), the books are written in third person, but extremely sensitive to Harry's point of view, to the extent that some characters can actually be written as nicer or meaner than they really are depending on how Harry feels about them, almost like first person) However, I'll often experiment with different styles, testing levels of formality and how run-on-y I can make sentences without making them totally incoherent, as well as different points of view. You'll find some present tense if you look around, and a couple of second-person POVs. I've never attempted first person yet because... because, um, I can't do it right =_= I would love to one day figure out how to write first person without sounding insufferable and like I'm trying too hard. If anybody has any tips, or any writing tips in general, PLEASE tell me!
Policies: I don't swear. Not in my stories, not in real life. Normally that's not much of a problem, but with some characters (coughEdcough) it's very hard to get the dialogue right without swearing. I try to make up for it, rhythm-wise--I will use darnit, I think it's sort of cute--but I won't use @#. Actually, I will, but only in the context of serious crack, I wouldn't do it when I'm trying to keep a plot going. I'm not so clean as to not use 'Hell', but only as the place, not as a curse. I like to think that my writing is still readable without swears, but if you disagree--I'm sorry.
ALSO-- If you ever want a fellow fangirl to gush with- I'm your girl! ;)
I guess that's it. Some quoties for you all, and then on to the main event!
"HANAJIMA, MY SPEAR! GET ME MY SPEAR!" -Arisa (Fruits Basket)
"I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food trough water! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!" -Frenchman (Monty Python)
"Sorry I missed church. I was busy practicing witchcraft and becoming a lesbian."
"Princess Mary – short for Marylina Sue – was perfect at everything. Her hair flowed in nonexistent wind; she could fight better than any warrior; any dress she wore looked perfect on her; and all men loved her."
“I once prayed to God for a bike, but quickly found out it didn’t work that way…So I stole a bike and prayed for His forgiveness.” –strong123
"All things considered, insanity may be the only reasonable alternative."
“Wretched, ephemeral race, children of chance and tribulation, why do you force me to tell you the very thing which it would be most profitable for you not to hear? The very best thing is utterly beyond your reach: not to have been born, not to be, to be nothing. However, the second best thing for you is: to die soon.” – Aristotle
"Congratulations. You made my Grandma laugh." -Me
"Turn that frown sideways!" -Me
"My favorite analogy is the music-box one - I love to write stories that are sweet and innocent, but, like a music box going slowly off-key, everything alters but you barely notice it until the song ends and you're left blinking and realizing it had been off." –clovermagic
“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” –Calvin & Hobbes
"You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be." -Chuck Palahniuk
“From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.” -Winston Churchill
“In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.” –Ellen DeGeneres
"Clothes really do make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society" - Mark Twain
"Hi. I'm probably home; I'm just avoiding someone I don't like. Leave me a message, and if I don't call back, it's you."
"Life isn't passing me by; it's trying to run me over."
"I like the idea of karma; you can go around and do bad things to people all day assuming they deserve it."
"Joey ate my last stick of gum, so I killed him. Do you think I'm wrong?"
"One day we’ll look back at this, laugh nervously, and change the subject." -Me
“This is not over a week late and definitely isn't the droid you're looking for.” –Me
"Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; Persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; Persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR." - Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
"All dreams are but another reality. Don't forget." - Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire
"All that you see or seem, is but a dream within a dream." - Edgar Allen Poe
"So if you care to find me/ look to the Western sky/ As someone told me lately/ Everyone deserves a chance to fly." - Elphaba, "Wicked"
"I feel today that my actions will be charged with symbolism." -Dinosaur Comics
"All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand." George Orwell, "Why I Write"
"(writes in assignment book) 10 am: Cloud Strife’s elbow becomes a portal to Narnia. Plan accordingly." -Me
“I mean every word I ever say, ever. Because I’m Harry Potter.” –Potter Puppet Pals
"No, I don’t think that the purpose of life is to discover yourself. Because if at the end of your life you finally succeed in discovering yourself, you’re gonna be like, Okay, so here I am, and then you’re gonna be, like, dead." –Me
Me, the totally unromantic nerd:
"I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once."
"No, I can’t just leave him… My CDs are in his car.” –Dane Cook
"Computer games don't affect kids. I mean, if PacMan affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music." - Marcus Brigstocke
"Behind every great man, there is a woman rolling her eyes."
New! Amazing 'Adventures of the Fullmeddle Alchemist' fanart of Ed in a skirt, from the awesome, lovely FullmetalKeyblade-13!! (squeals with happiness):
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