Author has written 11 stories for Fullmetal Alchemist, Fairy Tail, Little Prince, and A Midsummer's Night Dream.
I am an aspiring writer under the nom de plume, Noble Voyager, previously known as LuminousFaith97.
If you don't have the energy and patience to read my long-winded profile, feel free to skip this part. :)
To start off, I am a Christian and an Asian. I'm 16 years old and a tenth grader. I happen to be a simple, serious, introspective and competent person who also has a magnanimous and kind-hearted personality. I can be quiet and reserved most of the time but I still do my best to reach out to people. My dream is to become a prolific world-class writer who will publish excellent books someday.
Books: I LOVE reading with a passion, although I only started liking books when I was in 5th grade. I used to hate reading books back then because I didn't have the energy to do so. But after attending my very first writing workshop 5 years ago, that ignited my desire to read in the hopes of widening my horizons in life. I prefer introspective fiction, fantasy, and sci-fi. I also like reading biographies and spiritual books. My top 3 as of now are the Narnia Chronicles, The Little Prince, and The Hunger Games Trilogy.
Movies: YES! Anything by Pixar, Studio Ghibli, and Disney, I'd definitely watch. I'm a sucker for cartoons and animation. More than the graphics and the animation, they have a way of reaching out to audiences of all ages through the stories they want to convey. I'm not much a fan of live-action films, but I guess some are excellent as well. My favorites so far from each of the animation studios I mentioned are Up! (Pixar), Princess Mononoke (Ghibli), and Meet the Robinsons (Disney).
Music: I couldn't live without Music. Whether I'm high in spirits or down, whether I'm struggling with something or just plain relaxing, music is like my sweet escape from reality. I like anything with a good message - Christian or secular, it doesn't matter - but I also listen to upbeat music for the sake of getting out of my slump. I don't really have a favorite, but the ones that are stuck in my head are The Fray, Paramore, Linkin Park, and Trading Yesterday.
Sports: Uhhh... No... Just no. I'm probably the last person you'd want to talk to about physically strenuous activities. It's just not my thing, but I still try. Haha. XD
Anime/Manga: To all the otakus out there, feel free to welcome me to the club. Hehe. I love watching anime and reading manga. The Japanese culture in general somehow fascinates me (talk about Japanese aesthetics). You can really see their identity in the anime/manga they create even if some have Western influences. My ultimate favorite is Fullmetal Alchemist - undeniably the best shounen ever created.
Pairings: Oh, yes. A seemingly serious and introspective person like me is also an inner fangirl and gets the feels as well. Lol. I prefer canon pairings or basically anything that's implied to be one or has some indication in the canon. I absolutely detest incest, gay/lesbian romances, and pairings that have a huge age gap. I don't blame you if you like it, but if you're looking for those kinds of things in my stories, I'm sorry to burst your bubble. I hate it. Period.
Moving on to my writer's profile...
Writing: I love writing and reading, to begin with. I take it very seriously since it is my passion. As I have said, I aspire to become a world-class writer with standards of those that match C.S. Lewis, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, F. Sionil Jose and more. I also dream of being able to write a classic someday. And I feel that FanFiction would somewhat be a good practice since I have the freedom to learn from other writers and let my imagination flow through conceptualizing my own works. As a budding writer in general, I tend to explore what I am writing in a deeper perspective and be creative in my own ways so that by the time my dream of becoming world-class finally comes, I will be able to go beyond my standards. I'm kind of slow when it comes to writing stories. I'm not a speedy or fast writer or anything of the sort so you can expect some updates on multi-chapter stories to be sporadic and slower than usual (that depends on how inspired I am).
Inspiration: What inspires me to write would probably be a combination of abstract and concrete things. When I read something that left me with a captivating message or listened to something very inspiring and amazing, I take my time to think it over. Everyday real life situations would also inspire me to write. After that, I combine something that is abstract and something that is concrete to come up with an overall well-written piece. Struggles and hardship matter to me a lot when I write.
Genre: When writing stories, my genre would usually revolve around angst. I am the kind of writer who writes about darkness because I want to show the light. That would usually be my theme when writing stories. Also, I feel that I have the capacity to captivate and inspire people through poetry. So expect a lot of poems from me. I also tend to explore other genres that some readers prefer so that I will know the different markets.
Reviews: What I really appreciate about this site is that it included reviews. It helps the writer learn from the readers so that he/she will know what's working and what's not. I would truly love it when people take their time to review my stories. Whenever feasible, critical comments and constructive criticism are preferred because a simple "I liked it" will not mean anything that much. What does the story have that made you appreciate it? Negative feed backs will also be welcomed but I will not recommend rude comments. Overall, I appreciate readers who review with a critical eye. I will try my best to do the same as well.
You can also find me at:
http://www.fictionpress.com/u/769196/Noble_Voyager (For my original stories and poems)
It is the quality of our work that will please God, not the quantity.
- Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian Philosopher (1869 - 1948)