Author has written 9 stories for Junjō Romantica.
I mentally pronounce my penname Scree / vera / nay (the last two syllables kinda run together).
Who I Am: A 26-year-old Jewish girl who is a native to, and current residing in, New York state. I have a recently achieved BA in Creative Writing with a History minor from a small liberal arts school in the Midwest. I can’t guarantee my writing is all that fantastic, even considering my degree, but I am very used to concrit. On Tumblr: shelurksinlilac.
Words to describe me: Introvert, extreme, excitable, emotional, romantic, sensitive, impulsive, reactive, different, analytical, dramatic, lazy, awkward (especially socially), quietly religious, moody, embarrassed, ashamed, envious, unconfident, insecure, anxious, regretful, fearful, suffering, often angsty, sometimes silly, occasionally bitter, every so often petty, aesthetical, curious, inquisitive, cynical, absent-minded, intelligent, odd, introspective, obsessive, determined, completely unaware of time, nostalgic, empathetic, idealistic, rambling, aware, humanistic, pacifistic, loving, privileged, hyper.
Other things I like: Travel, video games (RPGs, Strategy, Tycoon, Simulation, and, to some extent, Adventure; current obsessions are Skyrim and Civ5), genealogy, psychology, politics (don't expect any political discussion here, though), home decorating, animals, and chocolate. Okay, pretty much anything with sugar in it.
Fandom Stuff: Currently writing for Junjou Romantica only. I started in the HP fandom in 2000, and I still read in multiple fandoms. Kinks and tropes that draw me to a story like a moth to a flame are: hurt/comfort, switchfic/role reversal, parent-child/family interaction, kid fic in general, UST, teacher/student, light bondage, banter, biological imperative, overwhelming desire, primal/animalistic behavior, domesticity, power imbalances, fluff, character studies, conflict caused primarily by the characters themselves (as opposed to primarily/mostly outside forces), flawed characters, adorkableness, forbidden love, rebellion against repressive authority/bullies, first times, fantastical elements, mpreg (most things involving pregnancy/children, actually) and discovery (sexual or otherwise). In general, I avoid fics with heavy torture/abuse, heavy violence, death (of MCs), heavy manipulation without repercussions, stories that make my favorite characters into complete monsters (without enough explanation/redemption), infidelity/adultery, character bashing, and heavy OOC. There are exceptions, however; these are in no way absolutes. I love good grammar, but for me the stuff above and ICness matters more than grammar.
I'm a bit of hardcore OTPer. I don't ship anything that contradicts my OTPs, and I avoid reading it, too (not that I have a problem with people writing it; I just can't seem to get into it. Trust me, I've tried). Relationships set up to fail and previous relationships are exceptions. In fact, I'm not huge fan of fics that erase canon dating histories/loves (AUs and Alternate Timelines/Realities are exceptions). Besides my OTPs, I'm usually fine with any pairing.
OTPs: JJR: All canon pairings. HP: H/G, R/Hr, RL/NT, and my crackship OTP of Aberforth/Goat. Final Fantasy: Tidus/Yuna (X/X-2) and Dagger/Zidane (IX). Others: Ren/Kyouko (SB!), and the canon couples of shojo & BL manga/anime in general. I might be okay with OT3s and so forth for some of these; it depends. Again, only writing for JJR right now.
My Writing: I don't write tragedy or deathfic (of main characters). Other than that, anything goes (though see OTP stuff above); I might skew logic/reality (see: mpreg, and my screwing up of science), though I do heavy amounts of research in order to get things correct. I write what I feel like writing, including guilty pleasures. I post most of the fic I write (eventually). For me personally, I consider writing a craft and an art; I realize not everyone thinks this way, obviously, but that's my general mindset when it comes to my own works, though I do loosen up from time to time. :)
Beyond that, I am a very slow updater; I've been trying to work on this, but on-and-off depression doesn't help.
Reviews: To me: Any and all welcome, with the exception of homophobic, racist, misogynistic, ableist, etc ones. I do try to reply to all reviews, but please see Obstacles below. Favoriting & alerting is most welcome. I consider those to be a sign of interest/enjoyment, basically an "I like/am interested in this" comment in another form.
From me: I ramble and try to give concrit if asked for. Expect much squeeing, and possibly analysis, though I really don't know how to review smut. I also don't have stories/authors on alert because I browse archives so often. Generally, I only review stuff I really like. Sometimes, when my anxiety is acting up, I'm too nervous to leave a review. I favorite only completed fics; if I don't review but do favorite, consider it a standing ovation.
Obstacles: Besides writer's block and general laziness, I have a number of conditions that can affect my writing and general output, mostly mental illness. I'm pretty open about this, partly because I spent most of my childhood thinking I was alone and worrying I'd be locked up, and I wouldn't wish that on anyone else. I have double depression, though those episodes are more or less under control right now; Social Phobia, generalized, which often leads me to being too phobic to reply to reviews, especially if the review was left a while ago; ADHD, mixed type, which can lead to procrastinating and an inability to sit still if I miss a pill; Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which can worsen my social phobia and sometimes cause tension/pain that makes it difficult to write; depersonalization/derealization issues, which can set me off-kilter; dysgraphia, which leads to writer's cramp; and a minor case of Cubital Tunnal Syndrome with rare flare-ups, which causes me pain in my arm and therefore makes typing difficult. The Wikipedia articles on these things are fairly decent, if you want more info. Oh, and a recently diagnosed mild case of SAD (seasonal affective disorder).
The Social Phobia is the most likely to cause problems, since it's a fairly strong disorder for me. Very much working on these things. Also, missed meds can throw me off-kilter.
Basically: my thought patterns and reasoning on some things (especially those that have to do with things that involve social contact) makes sense to pretty much only me, and I can't always explain it. So, expect some odd behavior when it comes to replies and PMs and so forth. I do try to reply to people, but I often spend time panicking over what to say, then I get distracted, then it's been so long since the review/pm I'm worried I'm only bothering people. ...Yeah.
All works are being crossposted to my Dreamwidth (not yet linked; in progress). I do have a tumblr, but am currently only using it for following and lurking. I'll probably eventually break down and post my stuff there, but it may be a while.
That’s pretty much it. WiP statuses and so forth are below.
Link of Love:
Chapters 1 - 19: Some editing/proofreading, because perfectionist tendencies. Yes.
Chapter 20: Posted!
Next Romantica chapter (chapter 21 as of right now): First draft, on paper, mostly complete. Needs to be typed and edited somewhat typed. Also, this is super long; this may take awhile.
Next Terrorist chapter (chapter 22 as of right now): a good portion of it is written on paper, which I need to find. Very little typed. Will most likely split into two halves. Needs editing and proofreading.
Next Egoist chapter (probably chapter 23): in planning stages.
Chapter Nine: Mostly written, some typed. Needs editing.