Author has written 5 stories for Infernal Devices, Cassandra Clare, Hobbit, and Dragon Age.
Hello, fellow fanfiction people!
First of all, I am not one of those authors who waits for reviews to update. I update when I am happy with what I'm putting up. I will keep writing and uploading even if no one reviews. But reviews are absolutely wonderful to get and make the writing process so much more enjoyable, so I greatly appreciate any and all reviews that come my way!
I have officially finished four fics. Thank you so very much to all who have reviewed! As for the next one, I'm starting to work on a TMI drabble fic. And I'm working on a couple Naruto fics and one for Lord of the Rings and a couple for The Hobbit and...yeah. It might be a while before anything gets published.
Favorites - In No Particular Order
Books: Lumateran Chronicles, Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, Iron Fey, Harry Potter, Dragons In Our Midst, Inheritance Cycle, practically any Clive Cussler and Mary Higgins Clark, LOTR, Kingkiller Chronicles, and I've recently ventured into Steven King (I know, way behind the times :)
Movies: Old Disneys, Bourne trilogy, Secretariat, LOTR, Harry Potter, War Horse, Avengers (Iron Man, Captain America, etc.), and X-Men (entire movie series so far - I don't know anything about the comics) and entirely too many others to list
TV: NCIS, Criminal Minds, White Collar, Bones, Castle, CSI: NY, Chopped (Food Network), Elementary, Perception, Scorpion, and Hawaii Five-0 (new CBS remake; I've never seen the original version)
Music: Country (George Strait, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Chris Young, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Alabama, etc.) mostly but bits and pieces of everything, really! I usually have mini playlists for my fics.
Naruto: I know it doesn't fit into anything else I like, but I fell in love with both the manga and anime a few years ago. Itachi and Gaara have got to be my all-time favorite characters! And Kumo is starting to grow on me... :)
Fanfictions with obviously out of character people: Out of character as in way-out-in-the-far-flung-galaxies out of character. I'll read them. Some are hilarious and I love those. I just don't like most of them.
Cinnamon: I know it's random, but that stuff is nasty!
Things I can't stand
Really bad grammar/spelling in a fic: I won't read it. It's one of my pet peeves.
Flaming an author just because they have an OC in their story: I mean, seriously people! Just give them a chance! Unnecessary flames in general need to stop, really.
How Little We Know
Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. Pre-canon, Jem/OC romance with some mystery and adventure thrown in for good measure. Please try it before you judge it; I tried my very best to make sure my OC isn't a Mary Sue. As of December 2, 2011, it is finished!
Little Moments In London
Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. Two drabbles for every letter of the alphabet. Completed!
Little Moments in New York
Mortal Instruments version of Little Moments In London. Actually in the beginning stages of being written. Still stewing in my brain, though.
No Chance, No Destiny, No Fate
The Hobbit. Thorin/OC kind of drabble-style with canon ending as well as an alternate ending.
The Life of the Dead
Dragon Age. Renn and Valta from the Descent DLC and an OC. Written because I love giving tragic backgrounds to characters who steal my heart. No spoilers for the DLC in the story but a minor one in the first author's note.
Please review if you read! I'm happy to get any kind of feedback!
URLs for How Little We Know
Irish names I found all the Irish names I use in How Little We Know at this site: There are lists of traditional and modern Irish names and their meanings. It's actually very interesting; they provide general pronunciation guidelines and there are some truly beautiful names there.
Atakapa/Icak All information I used can be found here: Just follow the links from that page, there's a wealth of information to be found on that site. And it isn't just the Atakapa/Icak, by the way, that site has information about probably every Native American tribe that has ever existed. Don't quote me on that, though, I'm definitely not an expert.
Irish coat of arms: All information I used can be found on various pages of this site:
Style of Jinx's Christmas party dress:
Color of above mentioned dress:
Lace on above mentioned dress:
Jinx's Christmas party hairdo:
May as well finish with some good quotes, right? :)
"A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop speech when words become superfluous." - Ingrid Bergman
"The truth about giving a speech: only 10% of the audience will remember 10% of what you said 10 minutes after you said it." - high school principal
"The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words all being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible." - Vladimir Nabokov
"Sometimes in order to grow a beautiful rose, you have to shovel a lot of manure." - Klinger from M*A*S*H (TV show, not movie!)
"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared intentions, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink." - George Orwell
"Write with nouns and verbs, not with adjectives and adverbs. The adjective hasn't been built that can pull a weak or inaccurate noun out of a tight place." - William Strunk and E.B. White
"There is no doubt that I have lots of words inside me; but at moments, like rush hour traffic at the mouth of a tunnel, they jam." - John Updike
"The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter -- it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning." - Mark Twain
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." - Dr. Seuss