Author has written 14 stories for Artemis Fowl, Wicked, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Hello there! For those of you who may be confused, I was formerly Troublelover16, but it's just gotten to the point where I have outgrown the username I created in my high school years... Ah good times... But anyways, welcome! I'm glad you chose to visit my profile! :D
I'm one of the biggest Artemis Fowl fangirls that you'll ever meet. XD I also like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, The Mortal Instruments, Maximum Ride, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hunger Games, The Hobbit, and countless others. I'm a huge bookworm. I'm also a big fan of the BBC shows Sherlock and Doctor Who.
I am also on Artemis Fowl Confidential Fanfiction, as Troublelover16 of course.
Now excuse me while I rant. It might do you some good to read it if you're in the Artemis Fowl Fandom:
Okay…. So I like to write stories. That’s who I am. It’s what I want to do for as long as I can. I want to write novels and make people happy with my storytelling. I would never have discovered my love for writing though, if I had not started writing fanfiction. It’s been almost 4 years now and I have improved so much since I first began writing. But the thing is… I still continue to write fanfiction and while I used to get lots of comments and reviews and support, now…. I feel like I’m being ignored.
My biggest complaint is the Artemis Fowl fandom on FF.net. Most of the younger fans are die hard Artemis and Holly shippers and absolutely despise Holly and Trouble. As for me… I ship both equally. And in the year before me.. the fans despised A/H, yet loved H/T. Fans nowadays just need to be excepting of the other ships. Not ignore a story because they hate the ship. At least give it a chance. Times are changing. We need to stick together and support each other no matter what.
Now...as I’m browsing through the fandom on fanfiction.net, I see a growing trend…. and it bothers me. In the earlier years there were wonderful stories and people reviewed and gave their opinions and advice to help the author improve. Now… I still see great stories, but there are so many stories that honestly need a little work. People review them and say: “Update soon!” and ”I love it!” Yet as I read… I see plot holes, mis-spelled words, grammar issues, and the sentence structure makes the whole thing confusing.
And then I go and read a fantastic story, like almost flawless and it just makes me smile and want to keep on reading forever. But looking over at the reviews. Maybe 1 or 2. This makes me angry. You praise the ones that you should be also helping out, giving them advice, but you ignore the ones that are excellent writers and would love to hear it. But… they don’t. So it leaves them wondering… Do people like my writing? Am I any good at writing stories? Should I continue?
I have all too much experience with this. My stories… When I started writing and I was praised… and scolded, but given advice. I improved. Changed my style until it got where it is today, and yet… I continue to improve, there is no end to my potential. But… what happens to me? I get ignored. And that… is not fun. Not at all. I see that people are reading… and they’re adding my stories to their favorites. But… What is it that they like? Do they want me to continue? Is there something I can work on? I look back to my older stories… which have tons of reviews and advice and praise… and I’m like… What happened?
I see the new authors writing and it makes me smile, because I’m glad the fandom is growing and gaining more fanfiction writers… but when I see a story that is written with poor spelling and grammar, characters that are completely not in character, and major plot holes, and it has a ton of reviews like this: “Wow! This is great! I love this story! So funny! Update!!!”
And then see a flawless story, that is just stunning…. and I’m in awe of it and just so pleased… yet it as very little reviews and are basically being ignored. It makes me sad…. Everyone should get equal attention and praise and criticism… But.. sadly, I’m afraid there is nothing I can do. And that makes me even sadder.
Well… that’s it folks… Rant over. :P I have strong feelings…. Gina