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Author has written 46 stories for D.Gray-Man, Naruto, Shikabane Hime/屍姫, Durarara!!/デュラララ!!, Bleach, Code Geass, Harry Potter, Da Vinci's Demons, Young Justice, Sherlock, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Avengers, Arrow, Supernatural, Radio Dramas, Teen Wolf, Dragon Age, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, Persona Series, Kuroshitsuji, Darker than BLACK, Kokoro Connect/ココロコネクト, and Katekyo Hitman Reborn!.
I have an AO3 account now under the same username.
Current Uber-fandoms: Welcome to Night Vale, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Wolf 359
OTP: Cecil/Carlos - WTNV (M/M) and Sadie/Frank - TAH - Beyond Belief (F/M)
Contact me (if you're on anon and you want to ask something in a review then do it here instead because then I can actually respond to them): aj-writes-fic(dot)tumblr(dot)com
Global Disclaimer: I do not, and never will, own the rights to any of the stories etc that I may write about. They belong to their respective mangaka, author, producer etc etc and I am not profiting from them in any way. Basically, I'm too lazy to remember to put this at the start of all of my stories, and you should all know that by now anyway, considering I'm publishing them here and not out in the 'real world', where I obviously would be making money off of them.
My aim, as of 2013, is to avoid writing OC-centric and self-insert stories at all costs - they always get away from me and make me cringe a lot. I also want to try and write things that are a bit different, a little ways off the beaten track. It'll take me years and years and years to write out all the ideas I have, but one day hopefully you'll be able to appreciate them too.
Fandom is focus. Fandom is obsession. Fandom is insatiable consumption. Fandom is sitting for hours in front of a TV screen a movie screen a computer screen with a comic book a novel on your lap. Fandom is eyestrain and carpal tunnel syndrome and not enough exercise and staying up way, way past your bedtime.
Fandom is people you don't tell your mother you're meeting. Fandom is people in the closet, people out and proud, people in costumes, people in T-shirts with slogans only fifty others would understand. Fandom is a loud dinner conversation scaring the waiter and every table nearby.
Fandom is you in Germany and me in the US and him in Australia and her in Japan. Fandom is a sofabed in New York, a roadtrip to Oxnard, a friend behind a face in London. Fandom talks past timezones and accents and backgrounds. Fandom is conversation. Communication. Contact.
Fandom is drama. Fandom is melodrama. Fandom is high school. Fandom is Snacky's law and Godwin's law and Murphy's law. Fandom is smarter than you. Fandom is stupider than you. Fandom is five arguments over and over and over again. Fandom is the first time you've ever had them.
Fandom is female. Fandom is male. Fandom lets female play at being male. Fandom bends gender, straight, gay, prude, promiscuous. Fandom is fantasy. Fandom doesn't care about norms or taboos or boundaries. Fandom cares too much about norms and taboos and boundaries. Fandom is not real life. Fandom is closer than real life. Fandom knows what you're really like in the bedroom. Fandom is how you would never, could never be in the bedroom.
Fandom is shipping, never shipping, het, slash, gen, none of the above, more than the above. Fandom is love for characters you didn't create. Fandom is recreating the characters you didn't create. Fandom is appropriation, subversion, dissention. Fandom is adoration, extrapolation, imitation. Fandom is dissection, criticism, interpretation. Fandom is changing, experimenting, attempting.
Fandom is creating. Fandom is drawing, painting, vidding: nine seasons in four minutes of love. Fandom is words, language, authoring. Fandom is essays, stories, betas, parodies, filks, zines, usenet posts, blog posts, message board posts, emails, chats, petitions, wank, concrit, feedback, recs. Fandom is writing for the first time since you were twelve. Fandom is finally calling yourself a writer.
Fandom is signal and response. Fandom is a stranger moving you to tears, anger, laughter. Fandom is you moving a stranger to speak.
Fandom is distraction. Fandom is endangering your job, your grades, your relationships, your bank account. Fandom gets no work done. Fandom is too much work. Fandom was/is just a phase. Fandom could never be just a phase. Fandom is where you found a friend, a sister, a kindred spirit. Fandom is where you found a talent, a love, a reason.
Fandom is where you found yourself hesychasm @ livejournal, in lieu of life.
We are Fanfiction.
We are the girls who spend more time writing than talking.
We are the boys who spend more time reading than watching TV.
We are the teens who run to the fictional when their real lives are unbearable.
We are the college kids who should be studying, but aren’t because of the plot bunny that won’t stop running around in our heads.
We are the budding authors who procrastinate their original work to write “just one more oneshot”.
We live in Fanfiction.
We live in our computers.
We live in the minds of our readers.
We live in our letters, our words, our sentences.
We live in the stories, the reviews, the endless profiles.
We live in worlds that aren’t even ours.
We can become Fanfiction.
We can become the one people wait for just to see what we have to say.
We can become a queen, a king, the beloved one of a fandom.
We can become a role model, inspiration, and encouragement for younger writers.
We can become the person who smiles upon reading a review and finding that we have disturbed a room with our reviewer’s laughter, broken a fan’s heart, moved someone to tears, or opened a window that would have otherwise stayed firmly shut and veiled.
We can become the one to save a story, save a writer, even, with just a few taps on the keyboard and a good bit of constructive criticism.
Because aren't we all?
WE ARE FANFICTION.
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