Author has written 3 stories for Shugo Chara!, and Harry Potter.
I'm Sigy Artyn, nice to meet you! I'd like to thank you for being here and reading my stories/profile, so thank you!
I'm twenty one, tiny (5'1 or so) and I have blond hair and blue eyes. I wear glasses! My primary hobbies are reading, ice skating, writing, making up worlds and stories, swimming and having fun with friends. I've got a funny notion about family. I've decided that to me not all blood is family and not all family is blood :)
I used to have a hamster named Fred. He was awesome!
You can also find me on Archive of Our Own, same pen name(s).
I might not always update regularly, due to the unfortunate thing that, no matter what my little brother jokes, I do in fact have a life outside of fiction. I'm a student, I live on my own, I have a job - these things ask for time too. So yep, updating can be very irregular. I do vow to never abandon anything though!
I love good stories, and you'll find many of them in my favourite section! I love a compelling story with a good plot, well written characters and grammar and vocabulary. I ask a lot of stories, I know. I've lived in Scotland for a time and as of such am particular to British English. If it's a great story, it's not like I would mind, but I love it! :)
Now we've had the fun part, I want to do something I've seen on many other profiles! Yup, my Fanfiction Pet Peeves! I've told you above - if anyone even bothers reading this profile anyway ;) - what I like in stories, so I'll try to say what I don't quite like. Heh.
Let's start with a summary! A good summary is inevitable to get people to read your story, so even if you can't think of a really great captivating one, try anyway. It's usually a good indicator of your story, so beware the 'I can't write summaries but I can write stories real good believe me!'-drivel. It's unconvincing. Also, 'what if this or that happened' is really boring. Instead of 'what if Harry had tried another option' go to 'Harry has made his own third option and from the ashes arises a new.. ' you get it. Be original, daring, project the quality of your story!
Please, please, please don't use 'Harry went to band camp' or something inane as that. Give your story a title, it's the least it deserves. Some metaphorical fudge is great too. I mean, a woman out there has made a fudge-ton of money off something called after a time of the day and phases of the moon.
I don't like bashing. I just don't, point. If I'm entirely honest, cross my heart and hope to not-die, I do read stories with bashing in them. If you're frustrated, it can be nice. But a character that's completely off the rocker dark and evil doesn't really exist. People who are trying to do good but do evil - way more interesting! A person is good and bad, we just choose what. As a writer and as a person, and just making characters bad because you don't like them in canon is sad. Just sad.
If you don't like a character, have them go of to work on the other side of the planet and have them disappear or make them into something more. You've got the chance to improve them, use it! See, I kind of dislike Sakura in canon but I've read stories where she's really great and I was actually a fan of hers.
As I said before, people are human. Characters are too. They too are influenced by what happens to them. Oliver Twist is one of my most disliked characters in literature because he's so good he gives me the shivers. It's unnatural. It's also the nature vs. nurture debate and you can play with that as much as you want. For example, a story with the concept that someone loving Tom Riddle would have him not turn into Voldemort, that kind of thing. Creating a back story for a character can really improve it (in both a good and a bad way).
If you feel a canon story has plot holes big enough to drag a camel through them, then improving those things can be really interesting.
As I said, I like good grammar and vocabulary. It's not easy writing in a language that's not your first or your best. Mine isn't English either although I do think it nearly my best. I do weirdo best though! Still, at the very least spell check your story. Every laptop or computer has it, yea! Mind which version you use - I mean language wise. I use British English and that has an impact on spelling. Better yet, get a beta reader. Similarly, try to expand your vocabulary or at least use it creatively. That can really help a story along!
If you want to see how fluent and good your story is, read it aloud to yourself before uploading a chapter. That will help you flush out those parts that clash a little and improve the general story flow and feel. Re-read your story often. It will help keep in mind what has happened and how you wrote things; not to mention you'll notice old mistakes.
On romance! Seriously, this is big. I imagine most have read a Harlequin romance or two in their lives. Reality isn't like that, although people are stupid enough so it might. I'm serious. I don't have a very high opinion of people in a group - sheep and all that. But I really don't think things like the following set up could ever happen: 'Unfaithful Lily Potter has a romantic encounter and now the baby she gives birth to is actually more Snape than Potter.' Yup, no way in the seven circles of hell. Even if one ignored her personal portrayal in canon as a loyal, kind hearted and intelligent person, considering the story line and characters involved it isn't likely. You've got to do better than that. If you want Harry to be Snape's child, you've got to drastically change everything.
Romance has got to be believable. Try to not confuse childhood crushes and just plain fancy for star crossed love. Love on first sight is also pretty uncommon. People like different people at different stages in their lives for different things. Try to build a convincing show of emotions, okay. It requires effort.
A real pet peeve of mine would be people who use the lovely three full stops entirely too often. Imagine a whole story... like this... the entire... time... because it... appeals... to the sense of... dramatic... of either the writer... or the reader... It does not. It's annoying. Stop it.
It's okay when it's someone not finishing their sentence (eg. I suppose that's a good idea...) but all the time? Nope.
Please, for the love of all that is good, mind your 'your' and 'you're'. They mean different things! Their, they're - same story. I know most people say 'they're going to the shop' and not 'they are going to the shop' but it's not the same as 'their going to the shop'. It's not and I honestly think you're actually stupid if you insist on repeating the mistake and will abandon reading your story. Once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, thrice is a conspiracy - well maybe not but you get the gist of that.
I dislike author's notes (a/n) in the middle of the chapter. I don't care why they are there, they disrupt the story pace and make it feel disjointed. If there's an issue, just use a * or a number and explain the issue at the end of the chapter. I don't care if they are meant to be funny, it's not.
To end this - might update things if I think of more :D - I'll talk about reviews. I loathe people asking for reviews or holding an update hostage for more of them. Personally, I write for my personal enjoyment and that of others and aim to improve and give something back. Reviews are reaaaally nice, but they're more of a reaaaally really nice bonus than what I aim for. People almost begging for them leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I review when I generally really enjoyed reading, so rather than do that, concentrate on your writing.
When giving reviews... I try to always say why I like a story, be it their wonderful dialogue or their description of emotions or the authors excellent use of the comma, I try to mention it to them, as well as issues I have regarding things. That's what I think is helpful. Never the less, it's also nice to just hear a 'good going there'. Both have their worth. That said, I've never had a flame, but I really dislike the idea I must say. Also, posing a question when reviewing as a guest is stupid. Can't answer that way, can I?
I hope this was at the very least a little helpful! Best wishes and keep writing!
Stuff I like
Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
Life isn't measured by the amount of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away.
"Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most."
Silence is golden but duct tape is silver.
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away, if well aimed."
Be insane... because well behaved girls never made history.
Taste the rainbow- Eat CRAYONS
Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, "Where the hell is the ceiling?!"
I had a friend once, but then the rope broke and he got away.
Take your time and see if you can read each line aloud without a mistake. The average person can't.
this is this cat
this is is cat
this is how cat
this is to cat
this is keep cat
this is a cat
this is retard cat
this is busy cat
this is for cat
this is forty cat
this is seconds cat
Now go back and read the THIRD word in each line from the top down and I bet you can't resist passing it on.
A wise man once said, "Ask a girl."
We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.
Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you...
"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means you've decided to look beyond imperfections."
Great minds think alike!