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 two, tiny (5 feet or so) and I have blond hair and sort-of-green eyes (they change colour, isn't that cool?). I wear spectacles! My primary hobbies are thinking, reading, ice skating, writing, swimming and having fun with friends. To me, friends are definitely the family you choose! :)
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! :)
New thing! I made a youtube channel. If you're interested, look for 'the Shadow Panda Project'! :)
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. I made this shorter cause I put in too much - you're welcome to ask for tips if you want though!
I dislike summaries that say 'I can't write summaries' because what does that say about your writing as a whole? Also, think carefully about your title. Both are important first impressions! I also dislike bashing. Either ship the character off with a job opportunity on the other side of the world or try to make it believable, give an interesting backstory, go for it! To me, bashing speaks of lazy writing and exactly because I try to do my best I dislike to see it. People are complicared!
As I said, I like good grammar and vocabulary. Use spellchecker or get a beta, and mind which language you use (British English vs American is a good example). Try to expand your vocabulary or at least use it creatively. For the love of all the good things though - please mind your 'their' and 'there', 'your' and 'you're'! Once is an accident, twice is a coincidence and thrice is a conspiracy... If it keeps happenening I will think you're either stupid or don't care and stop reading, I'm serious.
Please don't abuse the lovely '...' It can be really annoying! Also, don't put an AN in the middle of a chapter. Even if it's meant to be funny, it breaks the flow. If there's an issue, just use a * or a number and explain the issue at the end of the chapter.
Last pet peeve: wrong country! That's when say someone not from the UK writes a story taking place there and mentions something that's either geographically impossible or not done there. Please do your research! And do it well. I mean, law in Scotland can be completely different from England and that's still in the UK. If you don't want to do that, place the story in a setting familiar to you and make it AU. For example, I once read a lovely story where Harry moved to the US. While he still had British habits and all, the NY setting was really well done! So yup. Please think on this before you start!
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.
I hope this was at the very least a little helpful! Best wishes and keep writing!
Edit 4 January 2016
I'm about to post a new chapter - once I get it back from my beta, hihi - and I just wanted to write down my opinion/characterisation of Severus Snape (the two are not mutually exclusive), because people have been asking about the way I write him before and I've been meaning to do this! As I stated above, I dislike bashing and will try to never do so myself. I think an awful lot, and I've been contemplating Snape for a while now, so even if you do not agree with my characterisation, please keep in mind that I try to stay fair and logical, and that I have reasons for what I write :)
At heart, personally, I dislike him. He was certainly a very brave man, but I don't think he was a good one. Most of this ties down to the fact that he was in a position of power and abused that. I might have changed studies, but I did a year of teacher training and more than that I've been a student for a pretty long time now, and I know that a good or bad teacher can make or break student's lives in sometimes very fundamental ways. The impact a teacher can have on a student can be incredible (and often teachers are unsung heroes because they just do so damn much without getting recognition for it or expecting any).
I read a post earlier today that Snape hated Neville because he could have been the chosen one and then Lily would've lived, which tugged at my heartstrings and is entirely true, but doesn't change the fact that Neville was so scared of Snape that he was his boggart, the thing he fears most! Why? For a reason Neville will probably never know nor understand and certainly impaired his ability to do well in potions. As a teacher, or as a human being, is that in no way an acceptable way to treat someone, not to mention the way he belittled Harry (one could even say he bullied him). Also, he deliberately urged the third years to research werewolves even though he knew what it would mean for Remus Lupin if his secret was outed. It's a wonder only Hermione realised that, in fact. Why again? Because he still hadn't gotten over the almost death experience he got himself into (with a little help from Sirius) or the bullying when he was in Secondary school?
Severus Snape had a very sad childhood. Maybe he was never truly helped then, and that's awful. He went from bad to worse, with his only real support a teenage girl with her own issues and went of the deep end when in a stupid, arrogant argument he lost even that. That he changed sides and tried to repent is incredibly brave and admirable. That he tried to make it up to Lily even though she was long dead, even more. But lets not forget that he was quite willing to let James and Harry die as long as Lily lived. That it was the threat to Lily that made him change sides - not a crisis of consciousness because he thought that what Voldemort was doing was wrong in a way or shape that went against his own private moral code (or any moral code in general - I think we can at least consider the Golden Rule a bit of a global thing). One can even make a case that his love for Lily is more obsession than true love, but I'd rather give him the benefit of the doubt there myself.
So yup, he's an interesting character. He's got as much gray as the next person - but I wouldn't go calling him lily-white, either. He's very complicated, and I hope I can convey that properly in my story! If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to PM me!
Edit 16 February: never the less, I was very sorry to hear about Alan Rickman's death. He was a great actor! I might not have liked his character much, but he played it really well. Rest in peace!
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!