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Author has written 16 stories for Avatar: Last Airbender.
How to read Mai4's writing, in three easy steps:
1. Skim through the important parts, the unimportant parts, and everything in between.
Gender: Female, although fond of male games and humor. You can call me Marvin. Why, you ask? Marvin C. Stone, the inventor of the modern drinking straw, is my idol. He even makes an appearance in one of my fics. (But apparently I'm Mai4 according to most people around town.)
I'm a pretty young writer but I really appreciate well-written fics. For a few, look here: Mai4's Recommendations. (It's a Google Doc that's updated every so often.) But one fic you absolutely MUST read is My Immortal. It's the worst, most infamous Harry Potter fanfiction out there and I guarantee it'll leave you wanting to tear your eyeballs out. I read it for the lulz. Also, if you don't mind gruesome detail, read the Cupcakes MLP fanfic. It's absolutely horrifying.
Click on my homepage. Click itttt. Click, click, click. Did you click it yet? If you did, then scroll to the bottom.
A few things about me:
-I probably spend more time here than actually doing homework, but that just might be because I'm a stupid Asian overachiever xP
-I have absolutely no writing talent. I'm a mathlete/science nerd by nature.
-"Mai4" is 1337 5P34k for "Maya."
-I'm mainly an A:TLA writer, though I do read fics in other fandoms.
-I often enjoy reading works about minor characters. Ancient Chinese proverb say: If care enough to do unexpected thing, then usually care enough to do thing well. ~Mai4eternity
-I use profanity all the time as a result of my time playing Halo, Half Life, and Team Fortress, though I do know how to restrain my potty mouth. My speech patterns vary based on the person to whom I am speaking.
-I go through mood swings. Sometimes I'm quite serious, sometimes I'm a troll, and at other times I'm insane. This profile was pieced together at various times, so its overall tone is mixed.
-I'm an annoying teapot.
-I'm a post-hardcore fan.
Pro avatar drawn by Karen Elaine DuLay. Avatar Unit pwns.
About my writing:
-To write a fic, I will watch an episode over or at least read a transcript to get the characterization right. I do my research.
-One of my favorite perspectives to write in is that of Evirna, editor of Avatar Weekly. In some of my stories, particularly the series, she will make a brief appearance. Note, however, that I am not Evirna, nor will I ever be. Evirna is a fictitious narrator that lives in the world of Avatar who uses much more sophisticated language than I usually use. So yeah. Also, her name is actually an acronym for "Epomanic Villain In Reality News Android." Don't ask.
-I have improved in the past year, if I dare say so myself. I, as a person, have changed from a fangirl prone to immaturity and naive behavior to a person one can hopefully conduct an educated conversation with. So, one can separate my works by quality.
-Titles: usually the first word that comes to mind or a random phrase in a foreign language Sometimes I use a quote.
-I prefer flames over short, uninspired compliments.
The downsides and my pet peeves:
-I kind of hate modern-day AUs, especially the generic high school fic. Seriously, if the characters bear no resemblance to canon and none of the concepts are present, then it's not even fanfiction. AU's with IC characters are alright, but if they're completely OOC and the only thing that makes the story fanfiction is the names, it bothers me. Also, generic high school fics seem to me just a situation in which to put characters in order to support ships; nothing more.
-I'm not particularly fond of romance, especially the fluffy, namesquish, sappy stuff. It makes me feel awkward so most of the romance I write is only almost-sap and almost-fluff.
-I am an extreme Grammar Nazi.
-I don't update very often. I have the attention span of a squirrel on crack. Writing is not an easy task for a perfectionist like myself, so it shouldn't be surprising if I don't update for three months. Occasionally, however, I will post a story just for the lulz.
-I'm usually averted to shipping and romance in general. However, I do enjoy a good crack!ship. List below:
Avatar: the Last Airbender
Hope/Tom-Tom. Don't ask. Though some person on tvtropes said something about Tom-Tom and Hope being Mako and Bolin's parents. Wishful thinking, but just think about it for a little.
-Mai/Ruon-Jian: Screwing over Maiko since episode 305.
Canon pairings. I mean ALL if them. Sukka, Yukka, Maiko, intelligent Kataang, Chily, Urzai, Pakkanna, Kyoda, Ta Moku, Smellershot. Also, Tokka and intelligent Zutara.
I'M FIRMLY CONVINCED that Chong and Lily are Tahn and Ying (Hope's parents) from another dimension. Either that or Chong and Lily are actually Tahn and Ying's respective twins who met through their siblings, got high, and ended up married.
None. However, here is my reasoning:
L loves cake.
Yeah, my muse took an extended vacation to Peru.
And now, the section of my profile I like to call "the shitload of miscellaneous crap that doesn't belong anywhere else."
It's spelled D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y.
"Everyday" and "every day" are commonly confused. "Everyday" is an adjective meaning "commonplace" while "every day" is used as an adverb.
Confucius fat older brother say: If you talk less, eat more, you will enjoy your food.
Avatar Unit: a group founded in May 2010 devoted to the editing of others' avas. The officers of this group: Demigod, me, and the Shune-ster. Our newest recruit: Crystal, master of eloquence, sap, and ninjutsu.
I am justice. In other words, I'm a pompous, egotistic asshole.
"Even though, as a class, you are smart, you are still allowed to say, 'I don't know.' Just because you are in high demand, you are still allowed to say, "Let me get back to you." This will come in handy when your parents ask when you plan to move out of their basement and you answer, 'I don't know. Let me get back to you.'"
~Amy Poehler at Harvard University
Google is God. Admit it. There's no way anything can humanly know that much and not be divine. (That's a joke, kids; I'm Pastafarian and dang proud of it.)
The best drink in existence is the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, the effect of which is like having your brains smashed out with a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.
(From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness features the Track Team. Their style is evident in the soundtrack. Also, I just realized James Hong, who voices Mr. Ping, also plays Mayor Tong of Chin. How awesome is that?
I was struck by the rare beauty of her form, and by the unaffected grace of her attitude. Her figure was tall, yet not too tall; comely and well-developed, yet not fat; her head set on her shoulders with an easy, pliant firmness; her waist, perfection in the eyes of a man, for it occupied its natural place, it filled out its natural circle, it was visibly and delightfully undeformed by stays . . . I said to myself, The lady is dark . . . I said to myself, The lady is young . . . I said to myself (with a sense of surprise which words fail me to express), The lady is ugly!
(From The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins)
"A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value - you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to- hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have "lost". What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with."
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