Author has written 25 stories for Merlin, and Quiz Show/ザ・クイズショウ.
Warning- the following profile belongs to a crazy alien from Planet Insane. Talking to this alien may result in the melting of brains. Contact should only be attempted if you are confident in your looniness. If you are not, I suggest taking a good blast from one of said alien's multitude of crazy cannons. Completely harmless to anything which isn't your sanity. And who really needs that anyway?
Now. If you have made it this far, I'm going to assume that you are interested (and loopy) enough to want to know a little about me. I'm an absolute freak (as you probably worked out from the beginning of my profile), and have currently spent 23 years upon this Earth (on and off, anyway- I'm not one to deny myself the odd mind-teleport home every now and then). I'm a Christian (though don't ask what denomination, because I couldn't tell you for the life of me) and am actually English, though am currently living in Japan (YAY!!!!!). If anyone is wondering who to blame (or praise, depending on your point of view) for my humble ventures into fanfiction, then I must turn your attention towards my ex-Uni-housemate, peskychesk. I'm largely Merlin-centric, although I do spend some time reading in various other fandoms, such as Skip Beat!, Sherlock, Doctor Who and Artemis Fowl.
I enjoy watching anime and reading manga, but I will admit to being a lot more into Japanese dramas/variety shows etc.- pretty much most things Japanese. As long as it's tasteful. My favourite Japanese actor (actually, my favourite actor overall) is Sakurai Sho. I tend to watch multiple performances of people who stand out, and he has really kept my attention in everything he's been in. He's easily the best actor I've ever found at capturing each character's raw emotions, and he's capable of changing his entire expression with the smallest changes in facial expressions. It's enough to keep me completely glued to the screen. (In fact, I ended up watching 'The Quiz Show 2' [his 2009 drama] three times in a row when I first found it, and then again a few days later. I've now seen it over 20 times, and have also succeeded in getting my mum addicted to it [and several other, more dubious, family members are now big fans]. She even bought me the DVD boxset.)
Character-wise: So I mentioned some of the works I enjoy (believe me, there are a whole lot more, both in books and in film/TV). I'm one of the odd-ones-out, it seems, in the Merlin world, as Uther ranks right up near Merlin as one of my favourite characters. 4.3 ripped my heart out to the point where I think I'm probably in denial over it ever happening. I'm probably also in the minority in the fact that I absolutely hate Lancelot. And not even because of the Gwen thing. He just bugs me to an incredible degree- I think I actually cheered when he died, and was extremely panicked when it looked like they were going to bring him back.
As for the Doctor Who characters, I'm going to put my hand way up in the air and say that I can't stand Rose. Back when New Who started, I actually didn't mind her too much at first. Then the completely unbelievable romance stuff started being forced down our throats, and I was actually happy that she got trapped in another dimension. If they'd left it there, I might still hold a small (very small) measure of fondness for her, even though she did some truly appalling things. But no- they had to keep bringing her back and making her out to be some perfect goddess whose very presence would make everything perfect. Cue the irritated mental tooth-grinding whenever anyone brings her up now. Martha I don't mind half as much. On paper, she is an absolutely fantastic character, but I'm afraid I didn't like how she was acted. Sarah Jane is, of course, awesome. Amy was another one whose death I actually cheered for (which earned me eye-daggers from my family, but come on- she's quite possibly the most selfish, self-centred being in existence), although I absolutely adored the epicness which was both Rory and Rory's dad. And Jack also made for a fabulous character, if a tad too obsessed with the whole *cough* physical aspect of things. Clara is also fairly decent most of the time, although I got very annoyed with the whole 'Impossible Girl' side of things- New Who is far too keen on making the companions almost super-humans, if you ask me. My favourite of the new companions is, without a doubt, Donna Noble. Not only does she have Wilf as a grandad, but she was incredibly human, and she wasn't afraid to admit it. She provided the Doctor with the friendship, company and support that he needs, and he was a much better person when she was there to guide him. She didn't view him as some perfect being to be worshipped- she told him off when he needed telling off, stepped back when he needed to take charge, and was there to help bear the burden for the horrible decisions, such as pompei. Those two were like the perfect team, and I will eternally hate the fact that she was forced to forget all that they had done.
Sorry for the ramble. I tend to do that a lot...
If you're wondering about the profile image, then here's your explanation: Me and Peskychesk were in our Forensic Facial lab back in Uni, learning how to use E-fit V (A facial imaging software). We didn't get to see the second image we were supposed to try to make, as we were too busy focusing on sorting out the eyes for the first one. So our lecturer said that we were allowed to make whoever we wanted. We chose Merlin (of course). Unfortunately, we only had about half an hour, so we didn't have time to sort out the actual facial features... But I reckon we got the ears okay... (I think he looks like a Merlin cosplayer)
Anything I write is highly unlikely to ever contain slash (read as "never going to happen"), for the pure reason that I prefer to keep people in-character as much as possible. Also, there are relationships which would never happen in a million years. I can't fathom what goes on in the minds of some people (and, quite frankly, some of what does go on is just plain disturbing).
Things I like- reading, writing, music, drama. Artsy stuff in general (Ironic, since I actually did a science-based degree) Oh, and (as I said before) pretty much all things to do with Japanese culture. In fact, I'm teaching myself Japanese. And, because I can't get tired of saying it, am now LIVING IN JAPAN!!!!!
Foods I like (not like you need to know, but what the hey, I'll tell you a few anyway)- Curries, Chocolate, Curries, Ice-cream, Curries, Bolognese, Curries, Chicken, Curries, Onigiri, Curries, Tonkatsu and... lets see, did I mention Curries? (not like I'm a major spiceaholic or anything)
Brilliant words (both real and made up): Tantarongo, Flipperdongo, Monkeytrout, Donkeyturnip, Banana, Colloquial, Supercilious, Pop (my favourite), Doodle. Meepit. Maboodle. Quiff. Mollycoddle. Conglomeration. I could go on...
Story-wise: So Illusions has now drawn to a close. And, I must say, I am extremely grateful to all those who stuck with me through it all. I am please to say that the series has now been granted an official title- Redemption. And that a fourth instalment is in the works- there's just a whole lot of planning which needs to go into it- the reasons for which those who have read Illusions will probably understand.
As for the stories I have had to place on hiatus- fear not (if you were indeed fearing). I hate even the idea of abandoning a story. They are my brain-children, and I promise that I will eventually get back to them. I can, however, not make any promises as to when this will be. I have learnt the hard way that it is much better to let these things take their own time if they want to reach perfection- forcing them only makes me incapable of writing at all. And I, for one, and not keen on the idea of any more year-long writer's blocks. I don't like them. So please, if you are waiting on any of those stories, be patient with me. Thank you.
For those who are reading Módléas ealddayas, the link to Peskychesk's version is as follows: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8030827/1/Modleas_ealddayas_OC_version
(p.s. I am aware that in Merlin there is often a tremendous lack of contractions in their speech, especially among the main cast- understandable considering the setting- but it looks awkward in writing, so I use them anyway _)
Oh, and as a Nerdfighter, I feel it necessary to point this out- try adding 'in my pants' whenever you read a book/story title. It's surprising just how often it makes the title so much more awesome. I did it with mine. For some reason, most of them seem to lend themselves extremely well...
Hmm... What else? Ah- I know!
BEWARE!!!!! THE DAY WHEN THE VEGETABLES OF THE EARTH RISE UP AND TAKE THEIR REVENGE IS DRAWING EVER CLOSER!!!! RUN!!!!!!!!! BEFORE THE ATTACK BEGINS AND THE WORLD FALLS TO THE MIGHT OF THE VEGGIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unsafe External Link