Author has written 3 stories for Harry Potter, and Naruto.
“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” - Terry Pratchett
Hey, the name's Barryium. I could talk about how much I love writing, or reading, but I'm pretty sure that that's already a given. I mean, if you don't like reading, then you probably shouldn't be on this website... On this site, I mostly just read Harry Potter fanfiction, my favourite shipping is Dramione (Draco/Hermione), all the other pairings I like/dislike are below. I also read Naruto fanfiction, with my favourite pairing usually being Sakura/Kakashi.
Status Update: 26 February 2014: Updates on my story Depth may be slow. I start university again next week and so I've got to put all my efforts into my studies. Hopefully updates will be semi-regular but I can't promise anything.
Stories I am currently working on:
Lost Chances (Hiatus)
Depth (In-Production): A Naruto SI/OC that I've been meaning to do for a while. It's more technically an OC as opposed to an SI/OC (as the character is not based upon myself), but I tend to regard SI/OC's as being stories where the OC is inserted into the fandom universe, as opposed to being based upon the personality of the author.
Pairings that I ship:
Draco Malfoy/Hermione Granger (obviously)
Hermione Granger/Tom Riddle Jnr. (it's a recent thing)
Hermione Granger/Oliver Wood (Don't give me that look, there's a few good ones out there)
Sakura Haruno/Kakash Hatake (from Naruto anime - don't judge me, it's my OTP)
Sub-pairings I like:
Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley
Blaise Zabini/Luna Lovegood
Ron Weasley/Pansy Parkinson
Pairing that should probably be sunk:
Hermione Granger/Severus Snape (He's like thirty years older than her! No thank-you)
Draco Malfoy/Ginny Weasley (Yes, I'm sure that it's a nice pairing but Draco belongs with Hermione)
Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy (Just too weird - sorry, I know that there's a lot of Drarry fans out there. But it's just not my cup of tea. And I don't even like tea)
Harry Potter/Severus Snape (I'm not going to say ANYTHING more about this)
Albus Dumbledore/Dobby (I saw it in passing. Freaked me out. I mean - is that even legal?)
Hermione Granger/Bellatrix Lestrange (O.O)
How to write good Fanfiction:
Reread through the chapter before updating.
It’s Blaise Zabini NOT Blaise Zambini. He’s supposed to be Italian, not African.
For Draco/Hermione pairings do not put a star-crossed lovers spin to the story more than is necessary. It’s way too overdone.
For the love of God, in your summary do not write “I suck at summaries”. If anything, it makes more people just skip past it without reading.
Don’t force to only update if people review. People are online to read the stories, reviewing is optional for a reason.
Please, please, please don’t try to make characters too OOC. I mean, you can change them to a certain degree but not excessively so. For example, I once read a HP fanfiction where Hermione found out that she was actually adopted and was really a pureblood (LAME, but anyways...) and then she acted as if her parents (the people who had changed her nappies, fed her for her whole life, etc) had been the ones to betray HER, and she began to hate them. Like, what? Obviously the author had some angst issues with their parents...
For the sake of professionalism, do not include an OC that is yourself. Trust me, good readers can tell.
BEWARE OF THE MARY-SUE!!!
Actually plan out what is going to happen in the story before you begin writing. It’s a good idea to also know how it’s going to end. Don’t just write straight out of your head if you intend to finish your fanfiction.
For God’s sake, KNOW THE FACTS!!! So many HP fanfictions authors that I’ve read do not really know what’s going on. Some haven’t even read the books (which is fine, so long as you know what’s going on). I’ve seen fanfictions where people think Hermione is a halfblood, or some others where they don’t even know what a halfblood is.
Use the right terminology. Example: if writing from Hermione’s perspective, do not let her refer to herself as a “mudblood” (the word “mudblood” is an insult) – instead use “muggleborn”. The same applies to her friends. Only use the word “mudblood” as a derogatory word.
Don't romanticise. Calling 'eyes' 'orbs' instead is just weird, how many people do you know refer to your eyes as orbs. Like, really? -.-
Thanks for reading ;D
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