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Author has written 10 stories for Percy Jackson and the Olympians, King Arthur, Justice League, and Hetalia - Axis Powers.
Hello, my name is Tara Walden (formerly Kanae Valentine), and I am here because I write a LOT of stories. Now, only the best of what I write at different periods of my life ever ends up on here, so don't worry. You won't have to deal with just a bunch of randomness in my stories that I dreamt up out of my boredom or craziness.
A few things I enjoy greatly:
As for who I am as a writer, I do not require reviews to progress my story forward (read rant below) but I do greatly appreciate reviews and feedback as it helps me to improve my writing. So if you have something you wish to say about my writing, feel free to leave a review or message here. I promise, I'm a good sport about all constructive feedback.
In my stories, I prefer depth to mindless comedy, but I do try to weave humor into it. My humor does tend to be more on the dry, English side of humor and occasionally hidden sarcasm, so don't be surprised. Haha.
Though I do sometimes disappear due to being busy, I usually come back fairly soon--with the exception of my spiteful computer crashing on me--and I greatly enjoy posting on here and communicating with fellow writers.
I also love to give reviews that are indepth, especially if I greatly enjoyed a particular story, so if you have something you want feedback on, message me and I'll give you an honest opinion of your work. I do ask, however, that those who do so be open to constructive criticism. No one's work is perfect--no, mine is not either--and I appreciate when people do not accuse me of flaming when I am clearly giving criticism WITH constructive comments and suggestions. I do not flame people because it is not right to make them feel three feet tall, and I go out of my way NOT to do that. I assure you, I take no joy in hurting people's feelings. If you leave me a message to review something via private message, I will try to do so as quickly as I can, but as I've said, my schedule gets hectic. There are a few things I will not read, however, which are the same as what I will not beta for, so if you have doubts, look at my Beta Profile.
I guess last I just want to say thank you for dropping by my profile, and I hope you have a wonderful day.
Hello. Tara here. I posted this with one of my chapters and feel that I should also put it on my profile for various and sundry reasons. So here goes:
If you read my stories, it would be wonderful if you could give me some feedback while you're at it. It really would be appreciated.
Your feedback helps me as a writer. That is why I joined fanfic.
I'm not going to be like some writers that annoy the absolute daylights out of me with this little note at the bottom of each chapter:
"no updatez untl i getz 20 reviewz"
That is irksome and generally proves that they don't so much worry about the reviews but about the number they get.
To ease some of you guy's fears, I am not going to stop writing because I'm 'not getting enough reviews'.
Now that I've had my little rant, I'll finish with this. If you want to favorite or story alert one of my stories, that's awesome, and it makes me feel great. I smile every time I get a message that says one of you has done that. It's a great confidence booster. But if you don't review I can't know what you guys like about my writing and what you don't. Please, please. Leave me a review so that I can keep writing what you guys like and avoid what you don’t.
For those of you who do review my stories, I thank you greatly, especially when you leave me constructive comments about what I can do better or what you like. It really truly does help me a lot. You have no idea how much it helps. You all are amazing and I hope that my writings do not disappoint you, and, even if one of them do, I’m sure you’ll tell me about it and I will fix it on the double. _
Okay. Exciting news. Newsiesgirllaces and I are creating our own DC universe, so we're trying our best to make sure that her stories and mine all line up. _
If you haven't read any of Newsiesgirllaces stories, you should really go check them out. They're awesome!
A list and description for what are currently my favorite stories that I've posted follows this dot at the end of this sentence which all of us grammatically educated people know as a period.
To Heal the World
Summary: A woman gets a job as a therapist for a very secret group of individuals at the UN. What she doesn't realize is that she will be sorting through issues that have existed for centuries. She may as well say goodbye to her sanity now...
This is a Hetalia story on which I am currently spending most of my free time. The premise is exactly what is described above, a therapist has been hired to work at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland to work with these 'special individuals' and she is faced with problems that have been going on since nearly the beginning of time. The catch? She doesn't realize that's what it is. This is, perhaps, my most favorite story at present and I am curious to see where it leads me. This story will likely involve a lot of history woven in, so if you like history...
The Best and Worst of Times
Summary: Every nation has defining moments. Moments in history that show who they are. Some are good, some are bad, but they define them all the same. These are just a few of those moments.
This is a Hetalia story, and one I am quite happy with. It is a string of "one-shots" each definining different moments in history from the eyes of the nations. Being a history geek, this is probably one of my favorite stories right now.
Summary: Didn't the gods make a promise? No more unclaimed, right?
This is a Percy Jackson story. I have just recently revamped it and will be again posting chapters. :)
A Single Tear
Summary: This is a one-shot that I wrote for my favorite character from this movie.
I wrote this story a year ago. It's a King Arthur story based from the movie.
Summary: When you have nothing left, who wouldn't give anything to try to fix it?
Okay, so this is an idea I've been tossing around for a while. It's a sequel to my one-shot A Single Tear.
I hope that the stories I post are well-liked, but I do understand that not everyone will like them.
"Dreams like a podcast.
Downloading truth into my ears.
They tell me cool stuff."
-Apollo, in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
If you have ever pushed on a door that said pull or vice versa copy this into your profile.
Even when you can't see Him, GOD is there! If you believe in GOD put this in your profile.
We're all a little weird, and life's a little weird and when we find someone who's weirdness is compatible with ours, we fall together into a mutual weirdness that we call love.
It's you and me against the world... WE ATTACK AT DAWN!!
Random Definition: The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
A positive attitude may not solve all of your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
If you've ever walked into a doorway that you could've clearly dodged, you just weren't paying close enough attention, copy and paste this on your profile.
If you think that 'morning people' should be driven off the face of the planet so they can spread their 6-AM cheer to say, Martians, copy this into your profile.
A word to the wise ain't necessary. It's the stupid ones that need advice.
Pluto was declared no longer a planet on August 27, 2006, because it was "too small" and "off its orbit" for some scientists' likings. If you think Pluto should still be a planet, copy and paste this to your profile. LONG LIVE PLUTO!!
If you are in love with fictional characters, copy and paste this onto your profile.
If you have ever run into a mirror, copy this into your profile.
If you've ever gotten fifteen minutes into a horror movie and then insisted that it be turned off, copy this into your profile.
IF YOU CAN HURT YOURSELF DOING JUST ABOUT ANYTHING, COPY AND PASTE THIS TO YOUR PROFILE
If you have inside jokes...with yourself...copy and paste this into your profile.
If you have ever thought of something funny, started laughing, and fell & hit your head on something hard, and ended up laughing harder than you were before, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you're one of those people who get excited when you see just two reviews, paste this into your profile
If you still have to think 'righty tighty, left loosy' when opening, well, anything, copy this into your profile.
A friend helps you up when you fall. A best friend continues walking while saying, "Walk much weirdo?"
Did you know the average American only reads 3 books a year? If you don't believe that it's even possible to read that little, copy and paste this onto your profile. (who are they talking to?)
Queen Constantina: Who is she? She's very lovely.
Professor Higgins: In some countries, English completely disappears… why in America, they haven’t used it for years…