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Author has written 20 stories for Heroes, Doctor Who, Berserk, Fullmetal Alchemist, Inkheart, One Piece, Baccano!, Mysterious Benedict Society series, Sherlock, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Awoken, Serra Elinsen, Aitsu no Daihonmei/アイツの大本命, Inheritance Cycle, and Teen Wolf.
Fanmix: The fanmix I made for "A Light Against the Darkened Sky" can be found here.
Pronouncement: Anyone, at any time, may take any of my works and do whatever they want with them. No permission from me or credit to me needed. If you want a copy of my fic and can't copy and paste, PM me.
Beta: At this moment, I'm betaing for two people in the One Piece fandom! For one, there's the lovely roseshark, an ambitious author working to translate her story from German to English. It's been a pleasure working with her.
"Alternative Course": While on a holiday trip in the South, Luffy stumbles upon a calculating fortune-teller, a questionable doctor, and a masked man who wants to save his red-headed friend out of prison. This change of events leads Luffy to spontaneously decide to start his voyage and collect his first nakama there instead of back home.
The other is Warm Stranger. Although she hasn't put the first chapter up yet, she's more than worth subscribing to! "Dead Man" is an amazing story already!
Check them out!
My beta is laconic edge, who is lovely. Her stories are wonderful and should be read, and she makes me a much better writer than I am on my own.
My freelance beta (yes, it's a title we made up, and no, you can't have it) is Star Josherson, who brainstorms with me and lets me annoy her. Thanks Star! You're the bestest!
Birthday: May 16
Personality type: INFP
Likes: Enthusiastic people, philosophy, debate, internet reviewers, crackfic, badfic, ridiculous angst, gen
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Books: The Lord of the Rings, Ender's Game, Howl's Moving Castle, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, classics, honestly almost every book I've ever read that's not Twilight or otherwise crappy
Movies: Rubber, 12 Monkeys, Attack the Block, Castle in the Sky, A Dog of Flanders, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Amelie, Fight Club, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Video games: Anything Kirby, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Super Mario Sunshine, pretty much all forms of Pokémon, but particularly Yellow, Sapphire and Diamond, plus the Dungeon series
Manga: One Piece, Berserk, Fullmetal Alchemist, Dengeki Daisy, Othello, Ouran Highschool Host Club, His Favorite, Acid Town, Plica, Koe no Katachi, Assassination Classroom, Blue Friend, Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro, Monster, Gurenki, Skip Beat!, Ore Monogatari
Anime: Paranoia Agent, Baccano!, Serial Experiments: Lain, Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, Revolutionary Girl: Utena, Tiger & Bunny, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Barakamon, Big Windup!
TV: Doctor Who (mostly the classics), Psych, Phineas and Ferb, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Gravity Falls, Merlin, Daria, Xena: Warrior Princess, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The IT Crowd
Misc: Baccano! is put here because I also love the light novels. So is every version of Sherlock Holmes. I love Cabin Pressure, a British radio sitcom. Also love Hetalia and Welcome to Night Vale.
My Shipping Policy:
I really do prefer gen for the most part, but it's rather hard to find, and romance, while not often handled well, can be very satisfying to read. I'll read any kind of story, and I write romance occasionally.
I don't like to read incest but how could it possibly bother me if other people enjoy it? I say they can do what ever they want.
Also, dom/sub kinda freaks me out. I don't have a problem with it per se, but I tend to avoid it like the plague. It's fine with me that people engage in such relationships, but I always get this niggling feeling that it's REALLY unhealthy when I read the stories. These are probably not reflections of real relationships; I think the reason they bother me is that they read like fics written by girls wanting to exploit something they don't quite understand so they can write hot porn.
Uke/seme in yaoi? NOPE. I don't care about people's sexual preference, but calling one of the partners in a homosexual relationship the 'female' or the 'male' is very old-fashioned and degrading. If the people in the actual relationships view themselves as such, fine, but otherwise WHY??? It also feels a bit sexist to me, as if there's a set way for women (or men) to act and to be treated in relationships and in homosexual those roles must also be filled. (Besides, people's top/bottom prefrences aren't set in stone for the sexual sides.)
The most important thing to me, in the end, is that for me, people in relationships should be equals, especially in their own minds. I dislike power imbalance.
My FanFiction pet peeves:
1. "This is my first fic, be nice!!!" I think this bothers me because it's kind of a cliche at this point, and by "nice," people usually mean "don't criticize me."
2. "Summary sucks, story is much better." Hey, writing a summary is hard. But you can do it. I won't read your story if you can't take the time to write a summary.
3. Bad spelling and grammar. As someone who is dyslexic, I understand the struggle to use proper spelling and grammar, but there is no excuse for not trying. Spell-check is nice, but nowhere near completely effective. Proofreading, my friends. Or at least get a beta. I don't expect professional level, (we ain't getting paid here), but TRY AT LEAST. It's actually a site rule (not that anyone follows them).
4. Really weird kinks. It's your kink, whatever, but WHY WATERSPORTS. WHO ON EARTH DECIDED THAT WAS A GOOD IDEA. Okay, sorry, continue on.
5. RPFs. Um... I'm not usually one to judge. Really. This list probably makes me look like a bitch, but on a whole, I have nothing against the people who have terrible spelling; I just felt like complaining about it on the internets. But... I'm sorry, I just think there's something creepy and morally wrong with real person fanfic. 'Cause they're real people. I think that broaches some kind of human decency to make shit up about real people. Privacy is a thing that famous people want, y'all.
6. Poetry. How many of us have ever seen well-written poetry? No one, right? Actually, I've found about two good ones. Let's just say that common folk (myself included) probably shouldn't try their hand at it.
7. Disclaimers. Why? Nothing on the site says that you have to include them! What's worse is when people put them in every chapter, or have cute little conversations with the characters. Or (god I hate this) actually has a disclaimer for something that's in public domain. Pride and Prejudice and Sherlock Holmes, I'm looking at you!
8. Mary Sues. I think everything that can be said on this subject has already been said. Say no to Mary Sues, kids!
9. Long copy-and-paste lists on profiles. Bad way to show your originality, folks.
10. OOCness. It's hard to write other people's characters. But at a basic level, Alphonse Elric is not a psycho killer, Nico Robin does not blush at your handsome OC, the Doctor will not spill his life story to people he doesn't know, Legolas is not a pansy, and Ferb does not talk a lot. I have encountered all the above examples before. In some fandoms, there's a pervasive, non-canon interpretation of characters that everyone seems to have - like with Isaac from Teen Wolf. People ignore his ruthless side and make him an adorable, insecure puppy. In general, it irritates me because these characters are really good, and if you need to change them that much, why don't you write an original story?
11. People getting really pissy and irritating in reviews. What I mean is non-constructive criticism - just whining about a story no one is forcing them to read.
12. Fanatical shipping. Really, my least favorite thing on the site: when people fight over which ship is the best. None of them, y'all. It's called opinion; they're like armpits. Everyone has one, no one thinks their own stinks.
13. POV switching. For example: (Character A's POV) (Character B's POV) It's distracting and annoying. We're not stupid, we can figure it out.
14. Gratuitous Japanese. Huge problem in the anime fandoms. Guys. You're not Japanese. You're not writing Japanese correctly. You look like morons. STOP.
My FanFiction problems:
1. I just want everything to be sweet. I usually write for myself. I'm ashamed to admit that I sometimes sacrifice ICness to make my inner fangirl happy. I'm not always trying to, but most of the time when I go back and read old writing I realize that the characters don't really seem themselves because I wanted to feel warm and fuzzy inside.
2. Semicolons destroy my brain. No matter who I ask, I get a different answer on the correct usage of semicolons. I try to use the best grammar I can, but COME ON ENGLISH, YOU'RE TOO HARD FOR MY LITTLE BRAIN. Do you always use a semicolon when there are two connected independent clauses with no conjunction or not? I've heard it BOTH WAYS. BE CONSISTENT, DAMN YOU.
3. I usually don't see spelling errors. I'm dyslexic. If two words look similar, it is highly unlikely that I'm going to catch it if I've used the wrong one, even if I proofread.
4. I go through prolific periods and then am completely dry. I'll write 20,000 words in one night, but wait a month and I'll be staring at the screen in despair. This is a problem with my original works as well.
6. My author's notes are too long and embarrassing. I just kinda ramble. People don't read them anyway. I embarrass myself on a weekly basis...
7. My style of writing shifts depending on my mood. Writing about something I'm uncomfortable with? My words become unnecessarily large and my sentence flow jerky. Excited while writing? Very little description, leaving a rushed feel to it. Thoughtful mood? Tons of annoying, wordy description but good character development. This is a huge problem for me.
8. My first fics are shit, but I'm too embarrassed/don't have enough time to go back and fix them. Most of the stuff I posted in the first two years of having this account is pretty bad. There were good ideas and passion behind them, but the execution and writing is awful. I don't want to remove them because poor little me-from-the-past put a lot of time and effort into them, and I know people enjoyed them, but I just can't bring myself to look at them in my shame. Also college is kicking my ass.
9. Tense. Apparently I mess tense up all the time and I just have no idea *shrugs*
On my favorites:
I am no longer a fav-and-runner, as I was when I first joined the site. I love to review now, just as much as I love to fav. Faving is addicting to me. I love that little button. I suppose you could call me a favorite-hoarder. I am deeply ashamed of my fav-and-running days and atone for them as best I can.
Not every story in my favorites is good. Almost all are decent, and some are amazing, but I have my guilty pleasures. I love horribly angsty stories. Just be forewarned that I am not very picky. If you dare to venture into my freaking-long list of favorites, don't expect them all to be good.
I never fav a bad author, so consider looking there if you want perfection.
There are also a few extremely disturbing stories among them.
If you are here because I reviewed a story of yours, I'm so sorry. I try to spell correctly and leave long reviews, but often fail at both. I type most of them on my phone, which doesn't have spell-check, and I'm extremely lazy. Sorry again.
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