Author has written 3 stories for Sailor Moon, and Twilight.
Favorite authors: JK Rowling (duh!), Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Julie Garwood, Jane Austen, (in case you haven't noticed, I'm a romantic at heart), Mark Twain, Robert Frost (in poetry), Chaim Potok, Meg Cabot, Jennifer Crusie, Marjorie M'Liu, Hawthorne and lots lots more.
Favorite Books: Harry Potter Series, Ransom, Shadow Touch, Pride and Prejudice, Heaven Texas, Winter Dreams and again, tons more.
Favorite Fandoms: Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sailormoon, X-Men, and Twilight.
My pairing preferences:
Jacob/Nessie: So much possibility and drama that is associated with them. I mean, he loved her mother! And she is a half-vamp. A beautiful situation just waiting to be exploited by the right author.
Jared/Kim: Love the premise of a shy, timid girl with a huge crush on the popular, hot boy; and then it suddenly is requited. That's gotta be a ride, and I love to be there when it happens!
Harry/Ginny: Way before they were canon, I was an avid fan. How can anyone not love them? The headstrong, noble hero with a fiery spirited heroine. It calls out to my romantic soul, it does. Besides, she is Harry's best friends younger sister and the trends in literature show that the hero falls for the sidekicks sister if he has one.
Hermione/Ron: The complete balancing of those two is perfect. Brains v. Brawn, Serious v. Humor, Emotion v. Cluelessness (fans of this ship, you know what I'm talking about). The phrase "opposites attract" has never been truer in this case.
Serena/Darien: They're soulmates. Meant to be. And anyone who says otherwise can re-locate a step off the nearest cliff.
Generals/Scouts: Again, with the soulmates deal.
Angel/Buffy: They are soulmates, yes, but this ship is just so bittersweet that it calls to me.
Dawn/Xander: I recommend reading Wild Horses by Jeconais (the author of This Means War). The story can be found on his main site. Wild Horses has some shameless character bashing but it's a serious fic with valid reason for pairing D/X.
Logan/Marie: Again, check Jeco's site. He has some real cool shipping ideas and this one made me search for more. WolverineandRogue.com is the site that fully convinced me to become a L/M shipper. Man, though, that pairing is just simply HOT!
I AM DISCLAIMING THIS AS MY OPINION, AND ONLY THAT.
I have recently had an epiphany about the Twilight series; it's kind of a bunch of anti-feminist BS. This realization did not come over night, and I loved Edward and Bella for a very long time...but after re-reading New Moon, I can't help but question why she would EVER take him back. Edward controls Bella, and doesn't consider her thoughts or feelings. Her self-worth is defined by his affection and, when he leaves, it shatters. Jacob then replaces Edward briefly. But let's explore the root of this problem. Why does Bella always need a man in her life? First, the way she defines relationships is completely messed up. She considers herself the caretaker of her mother, not the other way around. And as much as I adore Charlie, he was basically an absent father while Bella was growing up. He could have moved to Phoenix to be near her, but he didn't. Having no ties to Forks, and despite his only child living in another state, he chose to not be with her. What a great example and lesson to learn and apply to your own relationships! With no role models, how was Bella supposed to be able to distinguish a healthy relationship from a dysfunctional one? I also hate how she is willing to die, without deeper thoughts about her soul or possible future, and all for a boy. Yeah, it's love and all that bs, but when you're only 17/18, do you really know anything about the world and what you want? (given, I'm not much older. But I would NOT, under any circumstances whatsoever, wish to be stuck at that age forever. Hell, thy name is...)
I mainly realized that when you value all others above yourself, there is something wrong. To me, Edward controlling Bella isn't about him calling her names (like "silly" and a "danger magnet") or how he is condescending, but that Bella allows these things to happen. She let's Edward make all the decisions, doesn't think she is worthy of his love, and is easily swayed into believing almost anything. He loves her? Ok, maybe some doubt, but nothing that she will express. He doesn't love her? Ok again, easy to believe, but nothing she'll fight. Ugh, i just can't it! She is isolated, with no one to talk to about the entire situation, and goes catatonic for months without him there.
I really don't blame Edward, a fictional character, for the way Bella acts. I blame Stephanie Meyer for writing a weak female character who is reliant on men. I hate it.
That was only a little mini-rant I wanted to get off my chest. For a more eloquently put argument, check out:
which I found after writing my little diatribe. I also read the counter arguments and I somewhat agree that Edward is not abusive--but it doesn't make it ok to have such a popular heroine who has such a poor self-image.
Anyway, it won't stop me from expressing myself through fanfiction!
My other rant is on being courteous when reviewing:
I will be the first one to admit that I've left my fair share of flames and constructive critisms to authors. If you notice a problem worth mentioning to an author, you explain what it is to them. As an author myself, I appreciate all my reviewers, flaming or not. What I don't appreciate is when people leave reviews along the lines of "your story sucks you should go to hell for writing it."
That is not constructive. That is not even a real crititism. No, that is a personal and deliberate insult meant to hurt another person's feelings. A story may not be the best you've ever read, it may be the worst, but that is not excuse not to be courteous when expressing your opinion.
I'm just so sick of seeing reviews that are nonsensical and very personal. How can you call someone such personal names, like slut/whore/horrible, when you don't even know them? It always irks me when I'm reading a story that I like fairly well and I see in the author's note that his/her feelings were hurt when a reviewer left a nasty comment. Naturally, I look up the reviewer (who is usually anonymous) and wish I could give a piece of my mind to the cowards who weren't even brave enough to put a signature to their words. In the uncommon occurence that the reviewer was signed in, I'm unsure if I should get involved and berate the flamer for being so rude. It's a tough call. And usually I end up saying something like the following:
If you want to be taken seriously, the first step is to learn to express yourself in a positive way. You are admired more for kindess than cruelty.
Instead of: ur story sux.
Instead of: I HATE YOU U WHORE (an actual flame I've seen)
My point is that being polite will not hurt YOU in any way and will save the feelings of the person on the receiving end. And if none of this is making much sense to you, follow the golden rule of "do upon others what you wish to be done to you."
The Trouble With Cosmo: Is a one-shot that I wrote while bored. As ashamed as I am about using a total cliche ending, I very much like this little tale. And it fits right in canon.
Be Mine: is done! It took a while, but I've finished my baby. A sequel is probably not going to happen so much as a few one-shots to accompany it.
River of Dreams: All the titles are Billy Joel songs or album's. It's a Jared/Kim imprint story, in the Twilight fandom, and it's my first in that genre. I love it! It's also my first adult tale, and trust me when I say I gonna get down and dirty. I was on a bit of a writing block for a while, and I feel freshly inspired by this. Keep your eyes peeled.
(In the process of writing) Love, Lust, and Languish: His overprotectiveness was sweet, but annoying. The attention he paid to the Whores of WA was solved by excessive glaring and profuse profanity. And the hot bod? Well, let's just say her clothes weren't staying on much longer...welcome to a tale of a sassy, fed-up brunette. Quil/Claire.