Author has written 8 stories for Harry Potter.
If you're reading my profile, it probably means you either read my stories or got one of my (rare) reviews and wanted to find out something about me. (At least, that's why I read people's profiles.)
First of all, the most important thing you should know about me is that I'm a Christian.
Other things I think you might be interested in knowing, in no particular order:
I'm a Potterhead. Totally.
I'm a Germerican (my word for German-American) and I live in Cyprus.
I play the violin, and have done so for six years.
I absolutely love reading almost anything, although at present I am showing a definite inclination towards romance. I ship anything and everything that was written by J.K.Rowling. I don't ship anything uncanon. At all. I am extremely anti-Dramione. And Harmony. Romione, in my opinion, is the only possibility.
As you might be able to tell by my favourites list, I am a big ScoRose fan. I also like Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, and most Next Generation pairings, unless they ship Scorpius with someone other than Rose.
I prefer James/Lily to Severus/Lily, partly because Lily fell in love with James not Severus, and partly because without James there would never have been a Harry.
I have two stories posted so far. I have the beginnings of another two ScoRose stories in my files and about a million ideas swimming around in my head. I may get around to writing them someday, and I may not. I am quite good at procrastinating.
And lastly, I want to say thank you to my friend and fellow Potterhead Zoe, who first introduced me to the wonderful realm of fanfiction, and without whom I probably would never have dared to write anything at all.
And now comes that wonderful part where people copy-paste all this unoriginal and only slightly funny stuff...
You know you are a Third Culture Kid (TKC) when ...
X- “Where are you from?” has more than one reasonable answer. It depends on whether people want to know what nationality I am, where I was born, or where my place of residence is...
X- You’ve said that you’re from foreign country X, and (if you live in America) your audience has asked you which US state X is in. I sometimes have to clarify that I'm not from Cypress, California.
X- You flew before you could walk. Of course!
- You speak two languages, but can’t spell in either. Actually, I can spell.
X- You feel odd being in the ethnic majority. A bit.
X- You have two passports. And have had since I was born
X- You have a passport but no driver’s license. That would be because I'm not 18 yet.
X- You go into culture shock upon returning to your “home” country. Totally. Germans are so wierd sometimes!
X- Your life story uses the phrase “Then we moved to…” three (or four, or five…) times. And then we spent 6 months there, and then we were home for a year before going there for 4 months...etc.
X- You wince when people mispronounce foreign words. Or misspell anything.
X- You don’t know whether to write the date as day/month/year, month/day/year, or some variation thereof. Everyone in my family does it differently.
X- The best word for something is the word you learned first, regardless of the language. We all mix languages in our normal conversations.
X- You get confused because US money isn’t colour-coded. I know, right?
X- You think VISA is a document that’s stamped in your passport, not a plastic card you carry in your wallet. Yeah, of course...
X- You own personal appliances with 3 types of plugs, know the difference between 110 and 220 volts, 50 and 60 cycle c, and realize that a transformer isn’t always enough to make your appliances work. Sometimes you have to use three or four.
- You fried a number of appliances during the learning process. No, but that's because I grew up that way.
X- Half of your phone calls and/or FB messages are unintelligible to those around you. Partly because I'm a teenager and a Potterhead...
X- You believe vehemently that football is played with a round, spotted ball. Of course it is!
- You consider a city 500 miles away “very close.” Not really...But I consider a five-hour plane journey "short".
- You get homesick reading National Geographic. I don't read National Geographic.
- You cruise the Internet looking for fonts that can support foreign alphabets. Nope. German uses Latin letters, too.
X- You think in the metric system and Celsius. So much easier than all that wierd stuff with feet and yards and inches!
X- You may have learned to think in feet and miles as well, after a few years of living (and driving) in the US. (But not Fahrenheit. You will *never* learn to think in Fahrenheit). Sort of...
- You haggle with the checkout clerk for a lower price. I don't do the shopping.
-You hang out with the staff of cheap airlines (Ryanair, Easyjet...) No, but we do fly with them.
X- You speak with authority on the subject of airline travel. I do know a lot about it...
X- You have frequent flyer accounts on multiple airlines. Unfortunately, they've all expired.
X- You constantly want to use said frequent flyer accounts to travel to new places. Of course! Who wouldn't?
X- You know how to pack. Naturally...I inherited it from my mom.
X- Your minor is a foreign language you already speak. Or would be, if I weren't homeschooled.
X- When asked a question in a certain language, you’ve absentmindedly respond in a different one. We all do it.
- You miss the subtitles when you see the latest movie. Not really...
- You’ve gotten out of school because of monsoons, bomb threats, and/or popular demonstrations. Nope, as aforementioned (I like that word!), I'm homeschooled.
X- You have the urge to move to a new country every couple of years. It gets boring, staying in one place all the time. But we travel a lot.
X- The thought of sending your (hypothetical) kids to public school scares you, while the thought of letting them fly alone doesn’t at all. I flew on my own when I was 13. My mom was more nervous about it than I was.
- You think that high school reunions are all but impossible. Don't go to high school...
X- You have friends from 29 different countries. No, actually, I think it's 32.
X- You sort your friends by country. "Wait, when you say Sarah, do you mean the one who used to live in Peru and has now moved to Guatemala, or the one from New Zealand who lives in South Africa, or..."
- You have a time zone map next to your telephone. I just remember it all. :-)
X- You realize what a small world it is, after all. *cue to start singing*
28/12/2012: Due to several factors (I just finished writing a 50,473-word novel which desperately needs to be edited, I have about a million and one other story ideas clamoring for my attention, and I'm going on vacation for a month in February) I will not be updating either of my stories until the middle of March. I will be continuing them, but right now I just don't have the time, energy, or inspiration. See you all next year!
BTW, if anyone has any ideas for something they'd like to see in Trouble, please message me them, and I'll do my best to include them. I probably will, because I honestly have no idea where I'm going with that story. (Other than that they're going to get together, of course, but how and when I don't know...)
11/10/13: Extreme apologies for not updating! I know, it's been ofrever since I published the last chapter of ABF and even longer since I worked on Trouble. I'm really sorry. I just don't seem to be inspired for either of them at present. And I have a lot of other stuff going on. I promise I'll update as soon as I know what on earth is supposed to happen.
Meanwhile, the novel I was working on? It's for sale on Amazon now, in case anyone's interested. It's called "The Lands Beyond". Feel free to look that up! And once again, apologies for not updating. I'll do my best, I promise.