Author has written 20 stories for Kirby, Legend of Zelda, Misc. Comics, Ranger's Apprentice, Misc. Books, Sengoku Basara/戦国BASARA, Parodies and Spoofs, and Mystical Ninja: Goemon.
Since there is no way to send a mass update to all my readers (that I'm aware of) here's where I get sassy with the mojo and cookies:
I'll be completing The Life of a Star Warrior either by the fifteenth or twentieth chapter- PSYCH! I said that buuuuut I just finished chapter 15. So it looks like we will actually have a Part 4! Hurray!
When I finally finish the novel, I'll be employing a team of beta readers to work with me and this gigantic mass of text to make it a smooth, rich-with-adventure, bulking novel.
I haven't thought of what the title might be, but I will certainly let you guys know when it's up in future author notes of the LoaSW (Thank God for acronyms!). So that all to say, I'm officially going to stop promising to update on a certain day like I used to. Life is just too busy with college and adulting. However, my personal goal is to knock this out fast, while I'm motivated. Then I'll jump right into the boat with the beta readers and work on producing a refined second edition combining these two lengthy novels of Meta Knight's past. Ideally without all the issues like... ehem "Meat Knight" and characters being introduced with a navy blue trench coat and walking out with a gray one. haha!
The older versions of the two stories will not be deleted simply because I do not believe in pretending that I was "born with this". Writing takes a lot of work. Writing a story as big as this one? You're destined to make mistakes. And as a new generation of fanfiction writers emerge, I want to make sure they know a few things I didn't:
Even as it took me so long to return and write these two huge stories (The Past of the Masked Knight and The Life of a Star Warrior), I have the confidence now to finish the work that I started. I apologize that it took so long. And I want to tell you something.
I know there are more of you than I have talked with and I appreciate all of you. When I began this story it was in a black, wide-ruled, spiral notebook. There were five people in my class and I was the outcast. I was a misfit at the children's home my parents worked at. It was stationed in the middle of the woods- that was my playground. The closest town was ten minutes away, but it was so small we only had a gas station.
We moved after my seventh grade year, during the summer. My world was twisted into oblivion. I had no playmates. I wasn't allowed to ever leave the house because my mother was very afraid of me being abducted and my family was significantly poor at the time. We couldn't even afford chicken nuggets. This story was my livelihood at the time. I watched Hoshi no Kaabii like it was bread for my soul. I couldn't afford to buy all the games, but I did extensive research. My life in a public school wasn't horrible, but it shocked my personal culture. I could always return to the comfort of the blank, lined paper, and disappear into the world of Meta Knight, Emit, Thorn, and all. I could write about things I wanted to do, had learned, and who I hoped someday to be. I wanted characters of integrity that countered the sick, invasive culture that surrounded me.
I remember the excitement I felt when finishing a chapter. I remember looking at my views and dancing for victory in my heart when I saw that someone from a new country had read my story. I remember the deep set anticipation that I felt when awaiting reviews from those who enjoyed the story with me. More than anything, I am grateful for this experience and for the friendships it has cultivated in my life.
I know I am not finished quite yet, but I want to make something clear to all of you:
You were the friends I always needed. When I had a bad day, the numbers had my back. Each and every one of you were part of the hundreds from all over the world that were the secret army behind my soul. When I received notes from readers telling me that this story had saved their life or had encouraged them through a difficult time, I couldn't be happier. That something I made to push through the guilt and pain of my childhood on into the confusing world of adulthood, could help others face challenges of their own. That's an incredible gift to me and I will always cherish it. You have my word.
My favorite Irish Proverb:
Whether you believe in God or not, I hope your soul resists the weathering of the pain that life inflicts upon you.
Brimming with gratitude,
Greetings! I'm Sweey or Yavanni (dA), which ever you prefer. :) I have been on here roughly for something like... seven years? I don't update nearly as often now but I still keep the stories here in mind. I'm very friendly and would love nothing more than to befriend you! So PM me or email me or something. I have CuTS and CTS which affect the nerves in my hands and make it painful to type, draw, and even, sadly, play video games. Thankfully, it the pain hasn't been nearly as bad as it has been in the past!
I'm also a senior in college! I'm studying Illustration, so if you're ever curious about what I draw, I'm also on deviantArt. ;)
FictionPress.com: I'm Sweey there yet again. http://www.fictionpress.com/u/770776/Sweey
Odd facts about me: My dorm room is decked out with Japan. I have tatami mat, bonsai, and eat at a low table- eh you'd have to see it. I love the nation's history and culture (as a lot of people do) but most of my research is done on the Pacific War and the feudal periods, along with their very curious folklore. I have a 15 gallon column aquarium where my precious betta boy, Hotaka, happily swims around and most recently I added a shoal of six white cloud minnows. I enjoy fishing and eating fish and owning fish. I also garden when I can. This summer I spent a month in Berlin, Germany studying art under my favorite professor and mentor. I had a challenging time, but it was a total blast! I'm also aspiring to write a graphic novel... eventually. -_- Time just isn't a thing now days... I also play the tin whistle.
Chapters 14 and 15 of the Life of a Star Warrior have been posted! :D Enjoy!
You want to use one of my OC's?
:) You are allowed to use any character you choose of mine, just ask me first please. I'd love to see what you've come up with!
Thank you all for reviewing and reading my stories as well as taking a peek at my profile! Later Gators!