Author has written 4 stories for Fullmetal Alchemist, Vocaloid, and Bleach.
UPDATE (8.25.13): I AM GOING ON A GENERAL HIATUS UNTIL THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PERIOD IS OVER AND THUS THERE MIGHT NOT BE MUCH ACTIVITY UNTIL THE START OF NEXT YEAR. I'll probably still be posting and stuff occasionally because I'm a procrastinator, haha...
Note to self: Post on Saturdays, or something. LOL.
...I kinda want to do one of those descriptions of myself that you'd usually see for Mary Sues and totally butter it up and then be like—jk, I'm a nobody.
But I won't do that.
Hello, and welcome to my profile! The name's Chocomint3, but you can call me Sysy. :)
I'm a wandering high-schooler who lives in a bubble that's inside a bubble that's inside a bigger bubble. (This is the truth.) Right now, I'm planning/writing a few stories for the Vocaloid fandom, which I absolutely love writing for because of all the free reign I'm given (and because the artists and music producers are amazing, even though a lot of the producers can't/don't sing the songs they compose). It's like writing an original story... but not. (Which does make me wonder why I wouldn't just write original fiction...)
Most of the ideas I will put out as of now will be shorter stories (10k to 25k?) or oneshots and thus will have simple plots and simple characters with, unfortunately, not much depth as ones in longer stories might have. In the future, I'm hoping to post some longer ones (50k to 100k).
I like those horizontal lines ffnet provides us. Perhaps some of you guessed at it, considering how many I'm using? I hope it doesn't bother anyone too much.
A word on the only crossover story I have up right now:
Chances of continuing are increasing! Maybe I'll do a rewrite of it (but when I commit to a story I work super hard on it... and then I burn out...).
I love psychology and I've met the Philip Zimbardo (well, we skyped and I was in the crowd, but close enough). XD
...Wait! Here's my how-to-critique suggestions and CC request! A mix of general tips and suggestions with my own preferences. (If you don't wish to read this, I have a 'too long; didn't read' version below.)
Constructive criticism is welcome, but please remember that I'd like to see critiques that are specific and as objective as possible, have at least a 1:2 ratio concerning positives to negatives, keep away from judgmental and subjective words such as 'decent' and 'quite,' and phrase all suggestions not as commands but as what they are: suggestions. And, if you would like your critique to fall on open ears, it could be beneficial to stay away from sentences like, "I was going to do this, but I wanted to do that instead, so I'm going to do that," because it insinuates that the speaker has better things to do (and even if this is true, the listener doesn't have to know, right?) and that's a big ear-closer.
Assumptions about the other person also annoy, and I apologize that I'm assuming right now that people don't know how to critique effectively and that people are prideful and have trouble stomaching unpadded critiques.
A big problem with critiques is that a lot of people (me included, but I hope less so now) end up sounding condescending and thus destroy much of their chance at keeping ears open. I thought a bit (a lot) about it and concluded that one of the best ways to avoid this is to use a lot of exclamation points to punctuate your enthusiasm even if you don't have any, use a lot of emoticons or something else to demonstrate casualness, say everything that you like about what they did in a positive-negative-positive (or something similar) pattern, and ask them questions (give their plot some thought! It shows that you care, which opens ears!) to show engagement and genuine interest.
I understand that I am a hypocrite in this matter, which is why I usually refrain from critiquing people's works nowadays, but when I do critique, I do my best to treat others as I wish to be treated and try to follow the suggestions I have listed here. I also understand that these suggestions/requests may turn people away from reviewing my stories, critiquing them, or sharing their thoughts because I might come across as very intimidating. I also understand that some people will keep away from my stories purely because they don't like what I act like.
I don't mind if anyone decides to ignore this request.
TL;DR version: Criticism is welcome. Please be respectful; critique me in a way that, if you were to be critiqued in such a way, would keep your ego intact and moral high; tell me what you thought I did well in addition to what you thought I could have done better; and provide solutions/suggestions when pointing out things that you felt I could have done a better job with.
Em dash, anyone? —
Internet Friendships by Susan Polis Schutz
No one has ever touched my life the way you have
Even though our friendship exists through
complicated mesh of wires,
It means the world to me.
Hearing you brightens up my day
And your kindness never fails to bring a smile to my face.
I love you for all that you are,
And all that yet remains a mystery to me,
Even though I "speak" through the computer,
My words come from the heart
True friendship is hard to find
But I believe that I've found it in you.
2158326—forever-blue-skies—Bluey-chan, even though you've moved on from ffnet and we no longer correspond, you were my first friend on this site. Thank you for all the words, laughs, and support you gave me. Those two years of friendship mean more to me than you might think, and when you left, you took a part of me with you. Even if that time comes, as it surely will, and I can no longer draw your name from my mind, the me that you left behind will always remember. Always.
NOVAKIAKI WHY HAVE YOU LEFT ME ;.;
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