Author has written 39 stories for Spyro the Dragon, and Kingdom Hearts.
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"Amatus" is late Latin for "beloved," and it is a different spelling of one of my favorite minor characters from the Mortal Instruments series - and I swear, that character IS a female, despite what Behind the Name says about my username actually being a male name. "Vanitas" is Latin for "vanity" or "emptiness" and is also the name of one of my favorite Kingdom Hearts characters.
Other Sites: As I make the move to other social network sites, I do my best to keep the same username and avatar to identify me. ;) You can find me at DeviantArt (I put my username as a tag on all my deviations to make them easier to find), Tumblr, Twitter, and YouTube.
I'm now and forever hooked on Kingdom Hearts, especially Sora/Kairi and Riku/Xion (not necessarily in the game, mind you, but maybe later in the series); Terra/Aqua is preferred over Ven/Aqua, and Roxas/Namine over Roxas/Axel or Riku/Namine. I'm open to just about anything if you can write it well.
I'm trying to work my way through the Final Fantasy XIII arc. Unlike most people, I'm not horribly bothered by the linear style of the original FFXIII, though I completely understand why many FF fans are, and thanks to the extremely helpful users of GameFAQs, I found a good leveling strategy and have beaten the game! As for XIII-2, I love the gameplay, even if I'm a tad confused by how to properly navigate through the levels/eras. And then Lightning Returns came out... I will finally, openly admit that I am a total Hope/Light fangirl.
I am also in love with Final Fantasy VII, which I am in the process of playing through (OH GOD WHY I HAVE TO GO FIND THE KEY TO THE CITY OF THE ANCIENTS AND I DON'T WANNA AERITH'S GONNA DIE IF I DO), but I bought Advent Children and looked the series up online. I support both Clerith and CloTi... I just like Clerith a little more.
One of my other strange addictions is Fatal Frame, also known as Project Zero. Dude, this series gave me the most awful Vicodin nightmares when I had my wisdom teeth taken out... In order to save the main character's sibling, you go walk through a haunted house with over 1,000 ghosts, though you don't encounter nearly that many. The kicker? The only thing you have to fight them off is a camera imbued with psychic powers. XD It's awesome. Sadly, the first three games in this series are now considered rare... good thing we have YouTube and the PSN! If you don't mind a lot of severe language and pathetic, childish screams, I'd suggest watching the 4PlayerPodcast highlights on YouTube; if you do mind severe language, a user named MasatoHyuga has uploaded his playthroughs of the first two games, and he doesn't curse or scream at all.
Last year I worked my way through a massive replay of my first major videogame series, Jak and Daxter - and dear God, I forgot how much I love those games. I still have the cutscenes memorized in places!
I'm also getting intrigued by the Legend of Zelda now, particularly Twilight Princess. It sounds like the single best game series in all the world, but I started off as a Sony girl instead of Nintendo... Not good at all for playing as Link. *Cry.*
Film and Television:
As for T.V., I adore The Walking Dead and Fringe. Don't expect anything from the former, and while I've gotten over my intense frustration with the latter... yeah, no, no Fringe fiction from me, at least not until I undergo a massive rewatch. Just finished True Blood up (and yeah, that ending is total bull), and I watched Heroes when it was on cable. Movies include It's Kind of a Funny Story, Zombieland, Easy A, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, TRON: Legacy, any Disney movie for that matter (FROOOOOZEEEEEEEN... TAAAAAAANGLED...), Ever After, and a bunch of others that I can't even remember.
Favorite books... not possible to list all of them. Harry Potter. The Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices. The Inkheart trilogy. Freak the Mighty, which was made into an AMAZING movie. It's Kind of a Funny Story, which I finally saw the film version of, and it is amazing. Percy Jackson and the Olympians and the Heroes of Olympus. Alone at Ninety Foot. Finally joined the wailing masses of fans who have read John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, but I also really enjoyed Paper Towns. I would like to finish reading the Inheritance trilogy, but the last book draaags oooon soooo baaaaadly... I think I know how other people feel when they listen to me talk now. Twilight is tolerated here, but don't expect me to gush. What is NOT appreciated right now is 50 Shades of Grey. I mean, really. Nothing cool about signing your life away to some guy you don't know. I don't even care if the series gets better after the first book because I have a problem with E. L. James' idea of a strong female lead and good story points anyway.
I listen to a variety of music genres - my friends like to make fun of my iPod because one minute you'll be listening to Evanescence and the next to Lady Gaga and then to Celine Dion - but the top are alternative, punk, pop, rock, and any combination of these. Favorite bands at the moment: 30 Seconds to Mars (who basically write all my blog/story titles... oops), Switchfoot, Paramore, Imogen Heap, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, Yellowcard, and Florence the Machine, and that list is extremely subject to change. As long as it's not Taylor Swift, you should be able to get me to at least listen to it, maybe even find a song I like.
MEGAFLO, IT TOOK AWAY OUR PRETTY DANCE. -_-
Speaking of MegaWallflower... See the pretties she drew for me?! They're all for "The New Future's Face," my post-KHIII (nonspeculation) multichapter fic regarding the offspring of my favorite pairing... :D
Not long after I began TNFF, amazing Internet personality and fellow writer (and much, much, much better artist) Knight-Dawn began her own RikuShi series, complete with potential offspring - one of which is identical to Haruki, even to the name. (Don't worry, it's all cool - she even borrowed my username for a different character in the same arc.) As a result, if you visit her profile, you're likely to find some of her own Haruki artwork, like this one: Check it out, please!
As a quick note while we're on the subject of "The New Future's Face," goldeneyes713 and I have officially decided that Haruki's birthday is to be observed on the 19th of May - that's the midpoint between her birthday and my half-birthday, so sue me. :P Just in case your interested... You've likely forgotten he's alive as thoroughly as I've neglected to update his story... Never fear, though, for during the hiatus, his story has been undergoing continuous development...
Just so you all know how I think, what my preferences are, etc. Sorry it got so long! _;
The KH Survey:
1. Your favorite KH guy?
Riku or Sora. Sorry, pretty traditional here.
2. Your favorite KH girl?
DiZ/Ansem the Wise. He's an interesting character, but jeeze, what an asshole.
4. Your least favorite KH girl? Why?
Olette. There's nothing wrong with her at all, I'm just not that interested in her character.
5. Favorite World?
The World That Never Was, any incarnation.
6. Least Favorite World?
Ye gods, Atlantica.
7. Favorite Weapon?
Oblivion. Fun fact, Riku fans—when Roxas and Riku fight at the end of 358/2 Days, Roxas breaks/injures Riku's wrist with the Oblivion—the very Keyblade made from Sora's memories of Riku, which also represents Xion's death, AND which Xion threw at Riku via Roxas. Imagine getting hit with that.
8. Least Favorite Weapon?
Sweet Memories, the second Winnie the Pooh Keyblade. Although it is incredibly satisfying to beat the snot out of Xemnas with this Keyblade...
9. Favorite Summon?
Don't use them often, but I guess I prefer Peter Pan from KHII since without him I never would have finished the Journal.
Final Form or Anti-Form.
11. Favorite Pairing? Why?
Riku/Xion. It's obvious they're the closest to "friends" that they can be at the end of Days, and given time and a lot of luck, I could see them working out. They’ve both given up everything—including their friends and their appearances/bodies—to keep what's important to them safe and alive, and because of that they have the potential to understand each other more than most other people could.
12. Least Favorite Pairing? Why?
Surprisingly, Cloud/Leon. I just eh. To me, at least, they're just the ultimate bromance.
13. Any cool crack pairings you've heard of? List 'em.
Xion/Tidus, Vanitas/Mrs. Potts, Ventus/Larxene's Other, VenFuu, Lea/Aqua...
14. Weirdest Pairing(s) You've Ever Heard Of?
Vanitas/Mrs. Potts. XDDD
15. Any "Kh-pet-peeves" you have?
How Anti-Form, quite possibly the only Drive Form with any real story implications, has no build-up or in-game explanation. -_- C'mon, Jak and Daxter wrote it in...
16. Fav. Partner in KH?
Riku, of course. ;)
SECTION TWO: Do you believe it, or not believe it?
17. Do you believe in the Xemnas/Saix theory?
Not the way it started out, no. If I ever did come to the conclusion that Xemnas and Saix were a thing, it would only have been so that Saix could work his way up the Organization rankings.
18. Do you believe that Zexion is emo?
19. Do you believe that Marluxia is gay?
No, not really. There's no evidence for or against it, so take it as you will.
20. Do you believe that Kairi is the most annoying character in KH?
Not by a long shot. There's a bunch of Disney characters who could take that crown, though. (Here's looking at you, Donald.)
SECTION THREE: Answer Yourself!
Naminé. Roxas and Olette have only ever truly talked the one time, but Roxas and Naminé have a mutual understanding and empathy for the pain of the other to some extent. Again, better connection = Amatus ships it.
22. What's your theory on KH: Birth by Sleep?
Best. Prologue. Evar. XD In any case, a good game that has all but a few plotlines wrapped up. (For example, where'd Zack go? My theory is that Cloud had something to do with Zack's death/disappearance at Sephiroth's hands, and that's why Cloud's Darkness takes on Sephiroth's form and why Cloud can't let go.)
No, because there's a ton of good storyline fun in there. Marluxia and Larxene, Naminé, Riku's occasional possessions by Ansem... Reverse/Rebirth is my favorite "game" in KH.
24. If you had the choice of meeting ONE (and ONLY ONE!) KH character, who would it be?
Sora. C'mon, that smile's infectious. _
25. Which KH character do you relate to the most? Why?
… I relate to one of them? I guess Roxas in wanting everything to stay the same even as it changes forever. (Forgive the deep thinking here.) Otherwise probably Naminé.
26. What's the most embarrassing moment that ever happened to you that had something to do with KH?
Finally finishing KHII at 100%, after ninety-one hours of gaming... and then promptly getting my ass handed to me by Selphie, Tidus, and Wakka in KHI. XD
27. Have you ever cosplayed as a KH character? If so, who? If not, who would you like to cosplay as?
Never have cosplayed, and won't ever be really comfortable doing it myself. If I did, though, I'd be willing to try Kairi or Xion. Or Namine. That would require the least work for me.
Sora failing to be on Santa's "Nice" list.
29. The Hardest Enemy/Boss was...?
Sephiroth. So far. As for mandatory bosses, I absolutely hate fighting Xaldin. That's the only time I've ever had to use Mickey in a boss battle.
30. What was a good addition in KH2 that made it oh-so-addictive?
Reaction commands and better, more fun worlds.
SECTION FOUR: Decisions, Decisions... Note: You MUST only choose one! "Both" or "Neither" is unacceptable!
31. Hayner or Pence?
32. Zexion or Marluxia?
33. Riku or Roxas?
34. Roxas or Sora?
35. Axel or Demyx?
36. Kairi or Larxene?
37. AkuRoku or SoRiku?
38. Namixas or Namiku?
39. Zemyx or AkuRoku?
40. SoKai or SoRiku?
41. Sea Salt Ice Cream or Paopu Fruit?
42. Cloud or Leon?
43. CloTi or Clerith?
44. Simple and Clean or Passion?
SECTION FIVE: The Last Section!
45. List all the KH character you've fallen for. (This includes Final Fantasy characters as well.)
None... Okay, maybe Zack Fair or Cloud.
47. Does anyone in KH look like another character? List 'em all!
Lessee... Sora, Vanitas, Roxas, and Ventus. Kairi, Naminé, Xion, and to some extent Aqua. Young Xehanort, Xehanort the Apprentice, Ansem the Seeker of Darkness, Xemnas, Terra, Saix, Braig/Xigbar. Axel/Lea and Reno.
48. Which new KH game can you absolutely NOT wait for?
49. Do you like KH1 or KH2 better? Why?
Last time I posted this, it was KHII. After replaying KHI, though, I'm gonna go with the first game; there's a lot more depth to the storyline, lots of little details you could miss that made the story that much more emotional.
50. Are you a Kingdom Hearts yaoi or hentai fan?
If done properly, I can be swayed into an AkuRoku fan. (In fact, my headcanon couples work out better that way.) Otherwise, no, not particularly.
51. List your collection of Kingdom Hearts junk and merchandise, if any.
The console games, I.5 ReMix and the guide (which is USELESS), the first game's soundtrack, a blanket, a stuffed Meow Wow, three posters, a keychain of Mickey's Keyblade (that broke at the handle... O.O), a Heartless necklace, a Nobody necklace, replicas of Sora's and Roxas's necklaces, two T-shirts, fingerless gloves, a tin lunchbox, and a set of eight Keyblade necklaces. Plus a friendship necklace with half a Paopu fruit and a bunch of notebooks with KH fanfiction written in them. I think that's it... Oops.
52. Have you ever felt that you were destined to be with a Kingdom Hearts character? If so who?
53. Which path is your favorite? Light, Darkness, Dawn, or Twilight?
54. Do you support the 'Axel is gay for Roxas' theory?
55. Your favorite Organization Xlll member(s)?
Xemnas, Xigbar, Zexion, Axel, Larxene, Roxas, and Xion.
56. Are you pro-Kairi or anti-Kairi?
57. Have you played all the Kingdom Hearts games?
58. Have you read the manga?
Bits and pieces floating around online.
59. Do you believe Sora has ADHD?
Nah, that's fanon.
60. Japanese or English?
English lines and delivery, Japanese voices. (If that makes any sense.)
61. Pro-Naminé or Anti-Naminé?
62. Demyx = Annoying or funny?
Funny until he drops the façade.
63. Do you believe Demyx's Somebody was from Atlantica (Splash Island)?
I love the theory, but sadly, no, I don't entirely buy it.
Between the two, emo. In actuality, neither.
65. Which character would be the best cross dresser?
Hmm... Lea's got the girly hips, but Xion's the one who can change gender depending on who's looking at her... I vote Demyx.
66. Axel = Gay or straight?
This girl says straight with the possibility of being bi.
67. Which character would be best OOC? Who and how?
Kairi as a badass chick—y'know, like in a biker gang or something, that kind of badass. Because in her own right, she already is a badass.
68. Do you like Kingdom Hearts fanfics?
69. Do you write Kingdom Hearts fanfics?
70. Do you like lemons?
Only when they're written well.
71. Do your parents know any Kingdom Hearts characters?
I've gotten my mom to the point that she knows which one Roxas is, and I've talked about Riku and Xion enough that she knows who I'm talking about.
72. Have you watched the Kingdom Hearts Crazy Files?
Nope, but I've seen "Quest for Kingdom Hearts."
73. Have you seen the 'Axel Falls For Kairi' series?
Haha, no, I haven't, but it sounds like it has potential.
74. Have you ever got someone else hooked on Kingdom Hearts?
Yeppers. I got my best friend and her brother to play it together, and their sister even played it once. Another friend was already playing it and convinced me to give it a second try, and once I got hooked I caught her up on everything else.
75. Have you ever been drawing the characters in school and have someone randomly say "WOAH! you like Kingdom Hearts too!?"
No, 'cause I can't draw to save my life, but I have worn a Kingdom Hearts shirt to weekend competitions and met friends that way. (Funny story: there was actually a guy that I started talking to because of a KH shirt and even got his number, only to find out later that we couldn't go out 'cause we were cousins. Long story. That shirt is evil, I tell you.)
76. Have you ever been in class drawing any of the characters and the teacher comes up to you and says "WTF is this?!"
Nope. 1) I don't draw in class very often anymore, and 2) I'm a sneaky ninja about teachers finding out how I ignore them.
77. Has Kingdom Hearts affected your school life and grades?
78. Are you broke thanks to Kingdom Hearts?
Not really, surprisingly.
79. Do you want to eat sea-salt ice cream?
Eh, maybe once. Doesn't sound like anything I'd like.
80. Would you ever join Organization XIII?
81. Do you draw Kingdom Hearts fanart? If so, count how many there is in your gallery.
Once in a great while, but never well. In my online gallery, maybe two or three; on my computer, maybe four or five, and mostly of OCs.
82. Is Riku still sexy even possesed by Ansem the Heartless?
83. Do you have a Kingdom Hearts OC?
84. Do your friends like Kingdom Hearts?
85. Who first introduced you to Kingdom Hearts?
86. Do you think Diz is evil, nice, both, or neither?
Ultimately, both, but I'll always think of him as evil-ish.
87. What's your favorite Kingdom Hearts game?
Looks to be Dream Drop Distance, and I've never even played it. Of the ones I've experienced, Reverse/Rebirth in Re:CoM.
88. Looking back at some of your answers, do you think Kingdom Hearts has taken over your life?
89. LAST QUESTION! What makes Kingdom Hearts one of the best games in the world!?
The weirdest combination of Square Enix characters and Disney stories.
Now is the Start
Put your iTunes (or iPod) on shuffle. To answer each question, press the next button to get your answer. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!
1. WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
One of Those Girls.
2. WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
3. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Circle the Drain.
4. WHAT IS 22?
Sailing on the Wind.
5. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Give Me Your Eyes.
6. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
7. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
8. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
9. WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
The Chemicals Between Us.
10. WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
11. WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Just the Girl.
12. WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
13. WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
I'm So Sick.
14. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
15. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
16. WHAT IS THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
17. HOW WILL YOU DIE?
18. WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU WILL REGRET?
Dare You to Move.
19. WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
20. WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Ur So Gay
21. WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
22. WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
23. DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
24. IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Let It Go.
25. WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
Hold My Heart.
26. WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Now is the Start.
"Life is a handful of short stories, pretending to be a novel." - Anonymous
"Lift your words, not voice; it is rain that grows flowers, not thunder." - Rumi.
"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." - C. S. Lewis.
"Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'" - Mary Anne Radmacher.
"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." - David Bowie.
"A certain darkness is needed to see the stars." - Unknown.
"It simply isn't an adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons." - J. R. R. Tolkien.