Author has written 20 stories for Fullmetal Alchemist, Harry Potter, Gunslinger Girl, Gakuen Alice, Discworld, Strike Witches, Song of the Lioness, Doctor Who, and Artemis Fowl.
Pen Name: Eye of the Hawk
Hobbies/Favorite Pasttimes: dancing, reading, laughing at funny quotes with friends, writing, procrastinating. And traveling. (Yay for Exchange Programs!!!)
Favorite School Subject(s): English. By far.
Favorite Book Series: Wait… I have to choose one?!
Favorite Music: Indie, Classic Rock, Kpop... random stuff, really
Random Notes and Updates:
So, little piece of random news, I started my own community dedicated to all those amazing Discworld fics you'd almost swear were written by Pratchett himself. If you a fan of the every puzzling Discworld cast (Death & Co. in particular) please come check out HE SPEAKS IN CAPS.
Critera for the Stories I Read:
- SPELLING: If you can't bother to check your spelling, I won't read it. i'm not talking about the occasional misspelling that eludes us all. I'm talking about the ones where there is at least a typo per paragraph. Also abbriviations. This is writing, not texting. If I have to think about what you're writing, I'm not going to read it.
- CAPITALIZATION: Please. Please, please, please, please, please. It can be almost physically painful to read stories with terrible (or nonexistant) capitalization. It's not that hard to do. Even if there is a good plot, if you can't capitalize properly, I can't force myself to read it.
- 2D CHARACTERS: Now this one, I understand, may just be an issue of not enough experience. But when a character does one thing, the moments later does something completly opposite, or make a decision/change with no plot build up, I just leave the story, because it doesn't hold my intrest. Sorry, but its true.
- MARY SUES/ MARTY STUES: I understand that you may wish to add OC occassionally to a story. But the key word is just that- occassionally. OCs are something that shouold be used sparingly, and usually there are cannon characters that can be used for the same role just as well or better. OC's lead to the danger of Mary Sues and Mary Stues, and few people really like to read those, to be honest. There is a line between stretching suspension of belief and over the top writing. Be careful not to cross it. If you aren't sure, ask someone else to read your story over for you. Or try this Mary Sue/Marty Stue Litmus Test:
- CLICHÉS: If you're going to write them, at least write them well.
- RELATIONSHIPS: If two characters have never even met each other, I don't like to see them stuck together. Just my personal opinion. Also, when author stick characters in just to replace the romantic interest of a character because they don't like any existing characters, that kind of annoys me. They tend to be poorly written and under developed. But again, this is just my opinion.
- SUMMARIES: Please don't apologize for writing a "bad" summary. That alone is going to stop me from clicking on that link. If you have trouble, try to find a beta, who will not only help you with the summary, but with the writing as well. A beta is one of the best ways to get feedback and improve your writing.
- REVIEWS: slight side note. Reviews are one of the nicest things you can do for an author. Every person on this site wants to know that at least someone is reading what they write, and the hits/visitor numbers don't tell you enough. Not to mention that some people put a lot of work into their stories, and even if they are not very good, clearly want to improve. So please, drop a little not when you find yourself reading a story. Its a wonderful feeling to have and read reviews as an author.
Anyway, since I hold the authors I read to these standards, I am always happy to hear if I myself make these kind of mistakes. So please- Read and Review!
Ichiruki: I'm sorry, but by the way those two work together, there is no chance for other romantic pairings. They already squabble like a married couple for heavens sake!
Royai: I really like that Mustang has one girl whose not afraid to kick his butt, despite all of the other adorning fans. They just have such a funny, subtle relationship. It'd be hard seeing them married, though...
HistuKarin: I just really like the two of them. Karin just has such a great "don't mess with me" attitude. Its really fun to write scenes with her surprising people with her personality.
Jaenelle & Daemon: Just...wow. I love the dynamic of this relationship (well, of the books in general too I suppose) because they manage to be such bipolar, total split-personality people and yet make it work incredibly well. There are so many parts between Saeten, Daemon, Luciver and the coven that have me in tears of laughter, and then the other parts where there is no laughter at all. But both personalities flow so well together that they're still clearly the same people. Though I am not usually a fan of romance, this is definetly one of my top 10 series.
See how many of the following quotes you can name the author of:
“Picture a tall, dark figure, surrounded by cornfields...
“Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.”
“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”
“And therefore education at the University mostly worked by the age-old method of putting a lot of young people in the vicinity of a lot of books and hoping that something would pass from one to the other, while the actual young people put themselves in the vicinity of inns and taverns for exactly the same reason.”
“The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp”
“It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living.”
“In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.”
“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along.”
“It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewere, would much rather you weren't doing.”
“Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.”
“Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.”
“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it”
“Sometimes it is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness”
“When millions of tons of angry elephant come spinning through the sky, and there was no one there to hear it, does it - philosopically speaking - make a noise?”
“Somewhere around the place I've got an unfinished short story about Schrodinger's Dog; it was mostly moaning about all the attention the cat was getting”
“God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of the players, (ie everybody), to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.”
“The universe, they said, depended for its operation on the balance of four forces which they identified as charm, persuasion, uncertainty and bloody-mindedness.”
“Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up”
Now that you've laughed a couple of times, go check out Terry Prachett (both on and off FFN) because genius can only be denied for so long (hopefully long enough to get out of range of the above mentioned hammer ).
If you are the kind of person that gets really excited when you get like two reviews, copy this into your profile.
If you've ever talked to yourself, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you hear voices of the characters in your head...copy and paste this on your profile.
If you've been on the computer for hours on end, reading numerous fanfictions, copy this onto your profile.
You cry, I cry, you laugh, I laugh, you fall off a cliff, I laugh even harder
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