Author has written 5 stories for Harry Potter, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Star Trek: 2009, Naruto, and Skip Beat!.
8/6: Finally making progress on the next chapter of PtV!
7/12: So, officially working on recovering from pneumonia and able to start writing again. Slowly working my way through the next chapter of PtV and the 30 page mess that one of the Bloody Kisses oneshots has turned into.
7/3: The term from hell is over and everything went well, but I came home and came down with pneumonia, an 8-day migraine, and a 102 fever; therefore very little has been done on any of my stories. Also, my computer broke down about eight weeks ago now and now refuses to boot up. The fics are pretty safe as I had most of my computer backed up on an external drive. On the other hand, I will have time to relax and write this summer, so look forward to updates later.
FIC UPDATE: 8/6/2013
Piercing the Veil– Harry’s going to get Sirius back no matter what; even if he does have to go to a new school. Warring Minds, Book 1. Slash. Harry x OMC.
Arc I – Summer
Tips and Tricks – A collection of humorous oneshots and ideas featuring Naruto Uzumaki.
Kyuu-Ha [Lord Hokage, Part 2] – 30% completed, 2320 words
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Bloody Kisses – Uke Xander short story collection. Slash. Spike x Xander, Angel x Xander, Angelus x Xander.
Chapter 6 – 45% completed, 2080 words (Note: only the edited version will be posted here)
Rising Tides – Kyoko’s fate is intertwined with that of Ren and Sho as the world of entertainment notices the rising tide that will either sweep her away or raise her to stardom. Ren x Kyoko.
Chapter 3 – 15% completed, 1960 words
Star Trek 2009
Lord Commander – Jim’s life had always been ruled by grief and charisma, so it wasn’t any surprise when the first lost him the Enterprise and the second made him the best teacher in the Academy.
Chapter 2 – 20% completed, 2370 words
Piercing the Veil
10 Families: With regard to the “10 Families”, Purebloods inbreed to the extreme and a lot of people have died out over the years (think about how many people Voldemort and Grindelward probably killed and how many lines died out from inbreeding). If it helps, take the way that the monarchies and empires in the 700s-1800s intermarried between themselves all across the continent and apply it to the Purebloods (take a look atfrom 800-1800 and see how many times the French married into other royal families or other royal families married into the French monarchy). Also, Purebloods tend to marry in order to perpetuate Family talents, so several of the Families have close ties because their talents complement each other. In addition, this is an inheritance from over 30 generations (from before 1000 BC to 1995 AD), as the male line in several instances died out and the inheritance then devolved to the female line (marriages don’t count for inheritances, so it goes to someone from the blood line, not someone from the married line, and females don’t inherit unless the males of the line are dead). Therefore Draco would have ended up with several of the Family Inheritances if he had done an Identity Verification Ritual instead of heading directly to the Inheritance Chamber on his birthday when his father brought him to Gringotts for the Malfoy Ritual. Voldemort would have had around half of it if he hadn’t been obsessed with being Slytherin’s heir and taking over the world, but alas, he’s something of a stuck up snob as well. Luna could have had a couple as well, but she’s younger than Harry, so it’s not as likely. Basically, you can ignore most of the inheritances until they become important, but I really don’t like deus ex machina and refuse to use it. Eventually I'll have a chart of Harry/Kiran's Family Tree/Lineage up, but it's going to take a while to make...
Deus ex machina: Deus ex machina is one of my pet peeves and I generally dislike it when it happens in books. Thirty chapters down the road, when I decide I need something or I want something to happen, I should have already introduced the object or fact that will help or cause problems so I don’t end up randomly creating the item/fact from air. A lot of the first few chapters of the book are used to set up the story for the future (in terms of both problems and solutions), so some of the items/facts/events are going to appear insignificant, random or useless at the time they are first introduced. And no, the 10 Families are not a deus ex machina, as they generally will cause more problems than they’re worth (Iblis is going to give Kiran headaches of epic proportions, and Taliesin’s going to drive him up the wall, but Parsifal is nice – well, mostly…) and are a set up for parts of Books 2 (which will hopefully be shorter than Book 1…).
Super!Harry: Harry doesn’t really become Super!Harry until sixth year, but even then he’s not really all that super, he just applies himself well. You can do quite a bit by studying, and several of the magical fields seem to be arranged so that memorization or memorization and power are all that’s required to do well in a field (ie take a look at Hermione, who is first in her class at Hogwarts and is really a book learner, not gifted in all of the magical fields), although having the talent allows you to access several different fields (ie Summoning, Necromancy, Blood Magic, Purrification, Terraforming, Elemental Powers) and being gifted helps people get to the higher levels, even if they could have gotten there anyway without the gift (ie Healing, Necromancy, Herbology). So in other words, there will be no Super!Harry, but there will be Smart!Harry and Talented!Harry, but only in certain fields (he’s not very good in others, even if he can work hard enough to pass the classes).
Pace of the Story: The first two Arcs (Summer and Year 1) are slow moving in that each chapter covers somewhere between one day and two weeks, but the other Arcs should move faster as Kiran's life gets busier and busier. The chapters will still be long, but the amount of time covered in them will generally increase, as most of the details have already been taken care of in the first two Arcs. Yes, there will some chapters that only cover a day or two because those days are action-packed and important, but the story as a whole will generally move at a faster pace once Kiran finally enters K'ver.
Pace of Updates: I apologize for the long time gap in between updates in PtV, but I haven't been idle; instead of writing chapters, I've been developing characters and their motivations so I don't have to think about it later. In addition, I need to figure them out before K'ver starts so they blend in correctly, even if Kiran won't encounter them as friends or enemies until later in his school career. For each character that includes past history, motivations, personal quirks, home country, talents, personal enemies, and much more – which is quite a lot to determine. Once most of the characters have been sorted out, the story should flow much faster because I won’t have to consider so many small separate things that impact how the characters and their different races react and interact with each other. Inventing the rules for races and societies is complicated and takes longer than I thought, but if I don’t do it now, then the story won’t be as complex or as interesting and in fact may come across as disjointed in several important parts if a solid set of rules aren’t present in my mind from the beginning.
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