Hi! Welcome to my profile!
First of all, I should probably explain my unpronouncable pen name. Chiaroscuro is an Italian art term, defined as "the interplay of light and shadow." I picked it because it's a bit of a joke that I can never manage to write a hero/protagonist who's mostly good or a villain/antagonist who's mostly bad. My characters, original ones, at least, almost always split the good/evil traits right down the middle regardless of what "side" they're supposed to be on, and people who don't read carefully sometimes get confused (and that's not even counting the short story where the villain turned out to be the same person as the hero). So, anyways: light, darkness, good, evil, chiaroscuro.
Due to an overload of unfinished original writing projects, I'm not working on any fanfics at this time. I have lots of ideas, though, so maybe this summer...
I've only been trying to really improve my writing for about two years now, but I've always been a huge reader and so managed to skip most of the awkward beginning-writer phases. Grammar has never been a problem for me. Purple prose, on the other hand... -winces- Let's just say I still have a long way to go.
I only recently made this account in March 2011, but I've lurked around the site for years. About time I finally made an account, huh? The first fanfiction I ever read was from a Lord of the Rings fansite that I found accidentally through a school project, but it took another few years before I found this site.
Favorite Books: Mistborn Trilogy, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Princess Bride, Good Omens, anything by Terry Pratchett, anything by Neil Gaiman, almost anything by Tamora Pierce, Uglies/Pretties/Specials trilogy, Everlost, Howl's Moving Castle, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, almost anything by Garth Nix... the list goes on and on.
Weird Conversations I've Been a Part Of
"Maybe I have some sort of psychic connection to the evil shadows of video game protagonists..."
"I'm extremely interested to read this now... yams or not."
"Figures that the very first thing he does upon moving in is strip down to his underwear."
"Even life can get you high... or was that eggnog?"
"It was weird... all the other kids were so short!"
"Stop kissing the water bottle. It's disturbing me."
"We may or may not be locked out of our room... And the other people may or may not be going to get the keys."