Author has written 22 stories for Tsubasa Chronicle, City of Ember, Bleach, Code Geass, Full Metal Panic, Avatar: Last Airbender, Terminator, Vampire Diaries, Veronica Mars, Jurassic Park, Doctor Who, How to Train Your Dragon, X-Men: The Movie, Avengers, and Mythology.
Hello, good citizens of FanFiction. It's been a long time since I've been active, which is a damn shame. I have a lot of excuses, but you're probably not here for them, heh!
I am a 23-year-old woman from the Midwest United States, a Senior in college, studying Communications, and hoping to go into nonprofit marketing/PR. Must be all the stories I read and watch, but I have quite the hero complex. XD It is my personal opinion that if we can figure out how to get people to know things that they do not want to know (things like people who need clean water, people who don't have access to enough food, kids who don't have access to education, etc... Also understanding different people and cultures and stuff like that) then basically we can save the world.
But, on to what you're ACTUALLY here for!
I recently got back into publishing my Red Queen series--yay! I'm a few chapters ahead on Roux Reine, and will hopefully be updating Fridays--of course, just because I said that, something will go horribly wrong (or horribly right; I WILL have to put most of my efforts into finding a full-time job here pretty soon) and I either won't have time, or I'll get epic writers' block. And lemmie tell ya', when I have writers' block and I try to force it, I churn out chapters deep-fried in useless exposition, extra-crappy.
I did give an interview a while ago to Klaroline Magazine, a cool fansite that I recommend you all check out, if you watch the Vampire Diaries. In particular, I really enjoyed the article "Klaus' Sex Life and Why Hayley was the One to Destroy His Character." It's a heck of a lot deeper than the title sounds, heh. You can find it at klarolinemagazine (p0int) com (sl@sh) opinion-klaus-sex-life-and-why-hayley-was-the-one-to-destroy-his-character . It's well worth a look.
Speaking of Klaroline--SPOILER ALERT FOR TVD SERIES FINALE: The letter. The letter. The. Letter. THE LETTER. KLAROLINE. KLAROLINE COULD STILL HAPPEN. IT COULD STILL HAPPEN. My coworkers all thought I was actually dying--I went in to work a few hours after watching the finale, and I kept having fangirl spaz attacks--like, every 3-5 minutes or so. My feels... My feels are broken after that episode. And the trailer for The Originals on Friday. And watching Logan today. By the time I watch the episode on Friday, I think I might actually die--seriously, I'm kinda' concerned right now... :-/ lol. OMG.
But DUUUUUUUUUDE... The trailer for The Originals Season 4... Okay, I don't hug people. Like, ever. But I have a really strong urge to hug Klaus after watching that trailer. And key Marcel's car. And slash his tires. And stuff like that. 'Cause holy crap.
One little thing that I feel like I need to clarify for absolutely everybody who reads my stories: I usually have messages to discourage flaming, but I define a flame as "pointless hate." If you hate my stuff and you have reasons, PLEASE, feel absolutely free to tell me in detail, and you do not have to sugar-coat if you're not inclined to do so. I'm a grown-up, I'm majoring in this stuff, and I can take criticism--you will not make me cry, promise.
"Your characters were so OOC, and your plotline was hard to follow--I kept getting lost. I was outright bored in the part where they were supposed to kiss. The dialogue is really cheesy. You spend too much time describing the characters' clothes and appearances, and not nearly enough time on the features of the scene that are actually important to the plot." This is someone who hates my story, but it's not a flame--it's constructive criticism. That's fine and dandy, and those are all possibly valid points that I as a writer would then need to look at.
A flame would be this kind of thing: "This is a shitty story--u should delete it." I have received reviews like that, and they make me crazy, because the person usually doesn't have the B@!!$ to sign into their own account when doing it, so I can't respond unless I want to make all of my readers suffer through my retort. They tend to have shoddy grammar and spelling, and I've had people swear at me who DON'T KNOW HOW TO SWEAR. (If you're going to use rude sexual slang, you should first ask yourself if you know what the term actually means, and if it has anything whatsoever to do with the situation at hand--even remotely. I can't decide if it's hilarious or infuriating to have someone call me "a f@& who can't rite," when the story was about a male-female couple, and at least I know the difference between a story--something you write--and a ritual--a rite. I mean, of the wealth of insults and profanity available in the English language, why choose that one? Sigh...
Now, please don't misunderstand: I don't analyze or judge people's mechanics when I read normal reviews, or even most stories, unless it's distracting. Everybody on here is growing and maturing as a writer/reviewer, and I totally respect that. But, if you're going to go that far in hatred of my writing, don't you think you should have to prove that you're better at it than I am? So I mostly laugh a lot, think up many fantastically creative retorts that I can't send to anonymous parties, and finally delete the flame, since I can DO that with anonymous reviews. So, what all of this is to say is, don't waste your time and mine if you don't really have anything to say. "If you're going to be bad, be bad with purpose. I do bad things to get things done--you do them to be a dick." --Damon Salvatore, paraphrase mine.
Readers of "Brother, Mine" who came here for the games mentioned in chapter 6, be not disappointed! Voila! For those of you reading this before the chapter is posted, worry not, they have nothing whatsoever to do with the plot, and you don't need to understand them, other than the fact that they're field games where a couple of hundred kids can play and have fun without any particular training. I'm just sticking this up here before I forget.
Braveheart is a game where two teams try to get tokens into the opposite team’s buckets (the further the bucket from the middle of the field, the more points each token is worth) without losing a little cloth flag that each player has to tuck into their pants waistline, and try to steal flags from other players, who then have to freeze until a member of their team walks them back to base to get another flag and another token. In the actual camp game, the teams are the British and the Scottish, denoted by red or blue face paint on each player. In the Jurassic World version, each player's flag is either green and scaly or brown and furry, denoting dinosaurs or neanderthals.
Commando is a game played exclusively after dark where some cars are parked in the playing field as hiding spots, and kids have to get tokens from one end of the field to the other without being caught in motion by a big spotlight. In the Jurassic World version, The spotlight has two lenses--the eyes of a fake T-rex head. He can't see you if you don't move! Instead of using cars, Jurassic World uses plastic dinosaurs, fake trees and clumps of fake bushes. (Since a theme park can afford better supplies than a summer camp, haha.)
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