Author has written 3 stories for Guilty Crown/ギルティクラウン, Bleach, and Code Lyoko.
Age: Good question. Guesses?
Gender: The one that's better looking.
Location: Somewhere in the Depths of My Sock Drawer
Occupation: I keep insanity from going extinct.
Favorite things to do: Eat candy, surf the net, read, write, draw, build android army.
Professional Goal: Survive the Educational System of Doom and build a personal Empire Somewhere High Up where Dumb-Assery will not be tolerated.
I Like...: Fantasy, sweets, music, video/computer games, string instruments, the Dresden Files, rainstorms, anime/manga(proud to admit it dammit), my friends, goldfish the animal, goldfish the food, Tamora Pierce books, the Stephanie Plum series, trains, sarcasm, Oceans Eleven and Thirteen(not Twelve), heated seats, roller coasters, fluffy blankets, dogs, birds, snakes, toads, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Bourne Trilogy, the colors red, blue, and black, chalk pastels, Spirited Away, getting in peoples business, machines, computers, the internet, YouTube, Fanfiction.net, You, the universe, life.
I don't like...: Biggots, liars, or self-centered people. Bad grammar, depression, running for long periods of time, boredom, negativity, naivety, loud noises, homework, stupid questions, ants and lady bugs(they're everywhere, it drives me insane).
MB's RANT ABOUT FAN FICTION:
"Okay. Screw it. I've had this rant privately many times over the years to varying degrees, and finally I'm going to put it to text and share it with you all. Whoever actually cares enough to read this. One person. Maybe. Whatever, writing it out makes me feel better.
"First, context. I am a pretty decent writer. What I have posted is far from my best, even though I am quite proud of it. I've been writing for years, and reading fan fiction almost as long. I've seen some brilliant fan fictions and some utterly pathetic ones, and even if I can be tolerate of the mediocre if the premise makes up for it, I have a respectable idea of what a successful, GOOD fan fiction looks like. And I don't mean successful as in POPULAR. If your story is popular, great, you're doing something right, but there are good stories out there that don't get the recognition they deserve solely because they're for an obscure fandom and people have a hard time finding it. I mean successful as in you have managed to create a STORY that is CREATIVE and ENGAGING. Your level of writing capability only sometimes plays into this.(I've found some 'successful' fictions that are lacking in the style area but flourishing elsewhere. There's no perfect or concrete way to grade this stuff.)
"So, I have a number of pet peeves when it comes to fan fictions. I will be the first to admit that while fan fiction and original fiction(official publications especially) share many a similarities, they are not the same and fan fiction has a few twisted rules and exceptions to what would normally be the rules--BUT THAT DOES NOT EXCUSE BAD WRITING.
"Pet Peeve and Disappointment #1 : Restating obvious information. This is FAN fiction. While there are people that randomly choose fandoms looking for something interesting to read (I know, I do it all the time when I'm bored), your primary audience will be fans. As a writer, you have to ASSUME your reader knows what you're talking about. Briefly defining or explaining some concept or some such is fine--but spending an ENTIRE chapter summarizing a series is boring, annoying, and should not be necessary so long as your reader has a PASSING knowledge of the series you are writing about (WHICH YOU MUST ASSUME THEY DO). I don't see this constantly, but it's pretty frequent and a staple in the Book of Amateur Fan Writers. I let it go if the story gets better after, (sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't...) but that doesn't mean it belongs there.
"Pet Peeve and Disappointment #2 : Misplaced Author's Notes. This is...is...painful. I know fanfiction.net is no renowned spot for professional writers, but if you're writing a story I'd like to think you've READ a few. Do authors interrupt their own story with silly or unnecessary comments? NO. Or they shouldn't. I don't care if you're just an amateur in every sense of the word, DO NOT INTERRUPT THE NARRATIVE. Maybe you haven't seen fan authors who do this but I have, and it pains me every time. Especially when most times it's for something STUPID, like a JOKE, or something OBVIOUS (this ties into Peeve #1, about assuming your audience knows what you're talking about or is smart enough to figure it out for themselves). I have seen a decent story or three where there was an author's note mid-story in maybe one or three chapters, and that is tolerable. But then I find that one (rather poorly written overall) story where there's a parathensized interruption by the author THIRTY TIMES in the FIRST CHAPTER. It's ANNOYING. It RUINS my immersion into the story. It shocks me when people don't realize how foolish this is. (Crack fics may be an exception to this Peeve, due to the comedy in fourth wall breaking, but I don't read crack fics so this Peeve isn't aimed at them to begin with.)
"Pet Peeve and Disappointment #3 : Pretending your OC isn't. This may confuse you, so let me explain. I am quite a frequent reader of Crossover fanfics--because hey, it's interesting to see your favorite characters screw shit up in some other universe--but there are a whole new slew of issues that come with authors crossing two fandoms, especially if the author is less than familiar with one of the fandoms involved. One particular happenstance I have encountered is inserting a character from one series into the universe of another, and then changing EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM, to the point that it really isn't a Crossover anymore--it's an OC insert. Now there is nothing WRONG with OC inserts, but if your summary says Character A suddenly finds themselves in World B, then that is what I expect to see. Character A may change after being exposed to World B, but I also expect it to be realistic change that is explained or demonstrated clearly enough that the change--drastic or no--makes sense. But people don't always do this. I can think of two stories, specifically, where Character A changes, suddenly and without real explanation or reason, into someone else(different skills, background, personality, APPEARANCE, NAME) and to my reasoning, that really isn't much of a Crossover at all, and should not be advertised as one. The same goes for non-Crossovers. If the character is suddenly (without reasonable explanation and development) unrecognizable as their canon self (changing everything down to their NAME? How is that the same person?) then they should not be referred to a such. Come on, people. Be reasonable, and don't dress up your story to be about something it isn't.(Even unintentionally. If you don't think your summary is interesting enough to get people to take a look, you should rewrite it until you do.)
"Pet Peeve and Disappointment #4 : Flaunting your inexperience. Seriously? Does this really need to be said? Apparently it does, because I SEE IT ALL THE TIME. If you've spent any amount of time on this site, you've probably seen this sentence: "This is my first fanfic, please be nice to me." Okay...as a long time writer, I can understand being a bit sensitive about your work, and being nervous about people's reaction to it. That's normal. HOWEVER. As a long time writer, I ALSO believe in showing some confidence in your work. My first ever written fan fiction? Guilty Melody. Did I put that much despised sentence in my summary? NO. Because I had seen it everywhere and been frequently annoyed by it, and so refused to FLAUNT it by putting such a thing in my summary, telling everyone, before they even looked at my first chapter, that I had no confidence in what I was posting and was probably an amateur writer and so shouldn't be looked to for anything decent. I have personally expressed lack of complete confidence in the quality of my own chapters(just look at my author's notes) but do I state it in my summary and/or believe my chapters to be inadequate for viewing? No. I don't."Pet Peeve and Disappointment #5 : Bad formatting. To start I might as well reference Peeve #2, in the whole 'IF YOU ARE WRITING A STORY YOU OUGHT TO KNOW WHAT ONE LOOKS LIKE'. Formatting is important for anything textual. If the format is inconsistent, it will confuse readers, diffuse the impact of the writing, and probably annoy a lot of people. I've seen cases of bad formatting ranging from mild to downright offensive to all books. I personally figured out a format style that worked mainly through trial and error, and lots of parroting the methods of printed novels. Indentation, grammar, symbol placement, etc. It's easy enough to figure out through demonstration. So why do I see it failed so often on here? Just simple things, like forgetting that some sentences really don't sound right without a freaking comma here and there. The biggest issue I find with this is indentation for dialogue. Please, for the love of all that is shiny and beautiful in the world, INDENT YOUR DIALOGUE. It is SO confusing to figure out who is talking when I see blocks of text with a million different "" and all these 'he said' 'she said'. When someone new is talking, you MUST make a new line. Just referring to the character before or after the dialogue isn't enough, especially in a conversation between more than two characters. It is a neat, clean method that looks nice, and is much easier to read.
"That's all I got for now. I may add more Peeves later if any come to me. Keep in mind that these are my way of expressing displeasure at things I find annoying (I'm not THAT mean, I'll still give most fics a chance before deciding they're not worth reading for whatever reason), and trying to demonstrate some tough love to the fan fiction community. This rant is not meant as an insult, but advice of how to be a better, more professional writer (even if we're all only here for fun).
"Thank you for reading my rant. If these are things you have noticed yourself and you feel my pain, feel free to let me know. If you find my rant offensive or have a counter argument, feel free to let me know that, too."
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