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Author has written 48 stories for Harvest Moon, Mario, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Sailor Moon, Ranma, My Little Pony, Suikoden, and Silent Hill.
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I'VE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE. How excite.
On the Village Square forums in the Harvest Moon section, I've started a prompt challenge: The Pumpkin Equinox Challenge, which really isn't a challenge. Write something, 500 words or more, that takes place in and is inspired by fall. Any Harvest Moon game (Story of Seasons counts, as well), any genre, any rating. Due date is December 22, and it can be a one-shot or multi-part. It just needs to be complete when you submit it. Sign up today!
Might return to Silent House someday, too.
Currently, I'm making my way through an Animal Parade fanfic - Stumbling Out of the Shadows, with Kasey taking on the often-covered task of ringing the bells. It's my first time stepping out of my Mineral Town comfort zone for a multi-chapter story. Additionally, while there will be a focus on romance (it is slash) and friendships among the villagers, there are some aspects I'm trying out for, really, the first time: Adventure and supernatural/fantasy. Hopefully I can pull this off!
A little over a month after chapter 8 was spawned, chapter 9 came swooping in like a humongous bird. Chapter 10 is forming in my mind while I repeatedly obsessively make myriad micro-corrections to chapter 9, as is my horrible custom.
Since I primarily stick to Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons these days, that's about what you can expect from me, aside from the odd one- or two-shot in other areas (Sailor Moon, maybe Harry Potter or Suikoden). Excite.
Now, the other crap, if you're still reading and are just that curious about me:
I'm a 28-year-old guy who routinely gets trapped in traffic by the tourists of periodically-sunny Florida. (And, for some reason, still writes fanfiction seriously.) If I could, I'd fall asleep in the gridlock and let the other cars buffet me along to my destination. Work for them until they work for me. Given that my current job is in the tourist industry, however, I might accidentally take out our bread and butter, or myself.
Like most people, I love music. I mean, majorly. It's not a good drive unless I'm singing along with whatever's on my mp3 player on the way (even if it's in a foreign language and I mangle the pronunciation). Generally, particularly in my longer stories, I may make a few song references here and there - whether it's having someone singing to themselves, dancing along, or even slipping in a passing reference in the prose.
For some reason, whenever I'm off on a good roll, I tend to write pretty late into the night, then post my stuff really friggin' early in the morning before crashing. As such, even after careful re-reading, I'll still catch and correct errors I didn't spot before, well after posting. So I may slightly edit and re-upload the chapter, over and over and over again, about 30 or so times before I'm satisfied with the amount of commas used (and not used), the fluidity of phrasing, and whether or not the writing is too repetitive (i.e., people separately "regarding" each other a sentence or two apart). In short, I'm anal, but usually far later than I should be.
I do try and review when I have something to say - whether it's constructive critique or just plain gushing, creepy feedback. But I might not always have something to say, even if I favorite or follow something. So if I've reviewed one chapter, but not the next few - that doesn't necessarily mean I think it suddenly sucks or anything.
Additionally, I'm happy to receive reviews, whether or not they're in-depth. Something to-the-point like "Nice job" or "You should rot in Hell," or a wall of text to match my own - I'm open. (On the other hand, I'm not of the attitude that everyone who reads is obligated to review... seems a bit selfish, really.)
I can possibly come off nitpicky at times in my critique, but mainly because I think a story's already pretty good (maybe even really good), and would be even better with a little technical clean-up. I try to keep my con-crits friendly without coming off like I'm riding someone's ass over an error here and there.
I do try and respond to reviews when I can, as well as PMs! Between work, writing, and gaming, that may take a while, but it was how I befriended a couple pretty bomb-ass people on here, so I'm always up to try and cultivate more friendships! Sometimes, however, it may take a while to respond - I don't like to feel like I'm imposing on people, I don't like to try and force conversation for its own sake, and I do get fairly distracted by other things.
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