Author has written 5 stories for Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Naruto, and Sherlock.
Hmm...what can I say about myself?
I am an avid Dr. Who and Sherlock fan
with a splash of Supernatural in between.
I like Harry Potter,
but not Barry Trotter.
And my tea with a nice nectarine.
No, I am not a man
but I do like to joke and be seen.
I like Malice Mizer,
and not alka-seltzer.
And I use the Cool Mint Listerine.
Coughs No, I wasn't high on crack when I wrote that...whatever gave you that impression? >.>
Ramblings of an Absentminded Author
Okay so, loooooooong before I got into this whole writing/authoring shindig, I was just another random reader on the great archive that is this site. So, perhaps over the years I was just busy with other things, or perhaps I just finally want to post my mystification in case someone else has the same questions, thoughts, etc. Who knows? But, I guess I'll give it a go and be social.
1.) I must admit, I find myself confused by the whole harem thing some writers got going on. I don't read them, but...why does everyone and their mother have to hook up with one character? What is so wrong with any one female (or male if you're into that stuff) that you gotta put in extra people? It's almost seems like harem-style!Mary-Sue to me or something. Seriously, what's wrong with the idea that a guy can give his whole heart to one person, and truly love the person, even with all their faults?
2.) Genderbending...I don't even know where to go with this one. I can understand having an author using 'creative licensing', but only up to a point. Really, I feel like it's an insult to J.K.Rowling or some other author to use a female!Harry instead of regular Harry. Now, there's a difference when you get to the androgynous look of a character (some people like girl!Haku and girl!Kyuubi). While I prefer them as male myself, I can understand since they can at least look like the other gender. As for genderbending just to use a pairing...well...if you feel like you need to genderbend to do a, for example, Draco/Harry pairing...perhaps you should just do a Harry/Luna or something instead. Seriously, genderbending's just..no..
3.) This one I really don't understand whatsoever..I start to read a story, and this character (say, in this instance Hidan from Naruto since he curses a lot) starts cursing...but the curse words are censored with asterisks or cutesy words. Really, if you think you're too young to actually write out the curse words, then don't put yourself in the position where you have to use them. As an adult, to me, it takes away from the story, and I loose respect for the author. Really, how can I take something like "You f*king piece of s*t" seriously in a story? *Sweatdrops* Really, I truly do wonder about some people. I get the feeling though that the majority of these people are pretty young.
Heck, even if I just stub my toe against the door really hard and it hurts, I'll cuss. Because, frankly, it makes the pain lessen and it allows me to let off steam. Most adults will admit to this. On the other hand, why do some authors deal with excessive cussing? Because I can't take that seriously either. Use cussing only when the situation calls for it.
4.) Character bashing. I will freely admit that there are some characters I just do not like. However, I absolutely will NOT bash a character, simply because it's not fair to that character either. There is nothing wrong with writing a character as close to its real personality as possible. Frankly, Harry should never have gotten together with Ginny. There was no room for character growth for her, and I can only see her as liking Harry for his wealth and fame, not because he's simply Harry. However, I can like her when she simply acts like his little sister, because he always says that he thinks of the Weasley's as family...which really makes it awkward when you think about it. (Harry marrying a person he thinks of as a sister? Squickness abound!) This is why I will never write a story with pairings.
Well, that's about it for now. It'll be interesting to see if there are other people who agree with this stuff though.
Solace: "I can hardly get a few spells out now...no more than sparks, really." Progress status: 40% complete.
Sibylline: There was a peculiar boy, who meets a peculiar man, and the rest, as they say, is history. Prologue is up! As you can see, this is definitely not the sequel to Fractured, but, people who think I'm neglecting it, I'm still hammering out the details. Just came across a minor writer's block, and decided that the only way to get the plot-juices flowing would be by starting something new.
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