Author has written 44 stories for Hey Arnold, Harry Potter, Pokémon, and Gravitation.
So I know I haven't posted a story on here in a while and there is a reason for that. I've been working really hard at developing my writing style and learning to develop my own characters. Writing fanfiction, while not easy, is easier than developing your own characters, circumstances, etc. I finally discovered that I want to write novels (versus poetry, short stories, etc.) and I'm in the process of developing a few. I do have to give a lot of credit to the world of fanfiction, though, because it taught me how to identify with characters that I'm writing about, and that to write something others care about, you (the writer) need to first care about who you're writing about. It was "lectured" over and over again in my writing classes in college, but it's funny that I didn't truly grasp onto the concept until I looked at the fanfiction that I've written and asked myself why it was so easy to write as opposed to writing characters I developed myself? The answer is that it was easier because I enjoyed writing about characters I care about, and it was easy because the characters and circumstances had already been developed for me.
So anyway, the reason I'm not posting here is because I'm in the middle of developing my own characters and the circumstances they're in. I also must give a shoutout to Suzanne Collins (wonderful author of The Hunger Games) because it was as I read The Hunger Games that I realized why readers get hooked on certain books, and why novel series such as hers turn viral. Hopefully the series I am working on right now won't resemble The Hunger Games too much but at least it would pay homage to the many revelations I came to while indulging in her books.
And people who "hate" Katniss? Puh-lease. How would you react in her circumstances? I think people "hate" her because they relate to some of her dark qualities and can't admit it to themselves. At least Katniss has the balls to admit she's less than perfect, which makes her an incredibly strong character. I can only hope my own characters have flaws like hers, because really, its boring reading about "perfect" characters, because it's not realistic. Even "perfect" characters (like the way Bella first views the Cullens in the Twilight series) have serious flaws, and a good author will expose those flaws. These exposed flaws (and finding out why the character developed them) is what makes the characters real and the reader start to care about the characters. It also creates tension and conflict and pulls the story along. A lot of people criticize Suzanne Collins and Stephanie Meyer for writing books that seem trite but I think those critics are jealous that they can't pull in a crowd the way those two women (and for the heck of it I'll throw J.K. Rowling in there too since she is the master of this, judging by the haul she pulled from the Harry Potter series) can. Obviously they're doing something right if they have a world-wide reading audience that seems to still be growing. All in all, I really must thank Suzanne Collins, Stephanie Meyer and J.K. Rowling for inadvertently helping me come to realizations about writing that I couldn't learn in any classroom, so if I ever become a famous published writer, these three women will be in my acknowledgements. :D
I hope this writing of my revelations will help other writers discover their own.
My current penname is: Yukitoshuu Itsumademo
Or, in Japanese, 由貴と愁何時までも｡
Break it down:
Other pennames you may know me by:
I haven't had nearly enough time to write as I'd like to. Suffice it to say, I have started writing my own fiction, instead of using others' characters as the minions of my odd mind.
I am a Writing major persuing my life to make the world around me better.
I am currently not taking any beta work. I have too much of my own writing to do to finish my major o_o;
Writing is hard work; don't let ANYONE tell you otherwise! Only good writers will be honest and say that writing is hard, but it's not impossible.
I hate math, therefore, math is impossible (at least it is for me cries) If you think of writing in that respect, you may not want to become a writer O.o This is why I haven't gone into a field where math is needed. The world would be doomed if I were a mathematician shudder
So I've gotten into manga lately. I've taken Japanese and will be doing some translations--when I have time cries--for the smexyful Yaoi Doujinshi from Gravitation, mostly.
Don't know what yaoi is? Then don't jump into the unknown. Look it up first!
So, here are some random and useless facts about ME!
Born: Athens, Greece
Future Occupation: Technical writing to begin, because they make good money. Then I'll probably try to get a job in publishing or try to publish something myself. We'll see.
(This is the magazine which is currently publishing Murakami sensei's Gravitation EX tracks. However, I haven't been able to access the site for some time and have no clue as to where it went. :( If anyone has any info on this, please let me know, because I've even visited the "mother site" at gentosha.co.jp and there is nothing!)
If any of you are wondering why I haven't updated a few of my Hey Arnold fics for a while ("The Great Search", "Where We're From", "What Comes of Pretending", and "There is no Justice") well, I had them all written out, and then my mom went through with spring cleaning years ago and threw them all away by "accident."
Soooo, thanks for being patient to the people who've been waiting years for me to finish them. :P
I've lost interest in writitng Harry Potter and Pokemon fanfiction, for the most part. I may start again if anything sparks my interest, but for Harry Potter, that's unlikely seeing as the series is over.
For more explicit Harry Potter material (if you swing that way) of the stories I have up, please visit me at: http://fanfiction.portkey.org/profile/5592 . That's my portkey account, and my two fics ("Without You" and "Missing Harry") are rated NC-17 there, whereas here they are rated M.
I've gone on to writing Gravitation fanfiction (Huzzah for Yaoi! Smexy boi lurve!) because Murakami-sensei is absolutely amazing and it's so obvious Yuki and Shu are meant to be together, but she likes to mess with our pretty heads. Now THAT's my kind of a mangaka >D
Anywayz, that's just a little about me...
C ya l8terz!
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