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Herrrrro there! I’m a weird writer girl in a weird writers’ world. Nice to meet you. :3 The name's Shadow, only one of billions of common, darkness-based usernames scattered across the ever-majestic Interwebs, and I’m too attached with this name to change it. Oh well; I'm still unique deep down~
Despite the name, I’m a happy, glittery soul. At least, lots of people online and offline call me silly and hyperactive, sometimes a little insane, so I’m pretty sure I’m an optimistic person of sorts. I'm not 100% guaranteed rainbows and sparkles, though, and I'm sure people would find me unbelievably irritating if that were the case. I try to keep it neat, sometimes serious, with the appropriate people and topics, but I'm mostly casual and silly around friends.
Ooh, I love making new friends! Take that as an invitation to PM me anytime, whether if it’s about fanfics or constructive criticism or just casual talk, because I also love chatting. I don’t bite, but I do smile and hug at will, so be warned. ;3 (I won’t hug you if we just met, though.
As you can probably tell, I befriend a lot of people online. So, I end up promising a lot of things, and talking to so many people requires lots of love and time and patience. Since there’s so much to keep in mind, there’s also so much to forget. Sigh. xwx So, please, please, please: If I’ve taken longer than I said I would for anything and I haven’t messaged you why I have, or if I stopped PMing you mid-conversation a while ago for absolutely no reason at all . . . PM me! Ask me why I’m taking so long. Say something random. Remind me that I said something! Shoot me a message and there's a greater chance of getting back to you sooner. :3
People also say I'm good with writing and okay with art, so that makes me happy. x3
Finally, in case you're interested, look up Serpent-of-Autumn on DevianArt, cuz that's me~
07/1/2016: ... *Sob*
To get this out of the way: this fanfic, honestly, is fun. Writing is still as stressful as always to me, but I've still loved Pawstep and there's nooo way I'm gonna give up on that awesome piece. Just too interesting and a lot of effort has gone into planning it. x3 So, now that you know I'm not gonna give it up, I need to properly explain why it hasn't been updated, and even more why it probably won't be updated for a little while longer (aaaaaAAAAAAAA FORGIVE ME).
On the week that chapter 3 was supposed to be finished, I got consumed in an addiction for an ADORABLE webcomic. Yep, this procrastinating started out as simple as that, aha. xD Thanks to the comic, I was going to update a day late, which my stupid ole last status reveals! Buuut... haaaa, as my luck goes to show, I still didn't finish the chapter. This chapter is actually really close to being done, but I didn't finish over the weekend but then WOOOO, NOW I HAVE A DRAWING TABLET THAT'S CONSUMING MY LIIIIFE and I wasted a lot of time just doodling with this darn new drawing tablet...
I'm at my mother's house. For all of July.
Now, why is that so bad?
It's because my laptop here is so finicky, old, frustrating, and downright awful that my fingers ACHE like no tomorrow whenever I type for even short durations. After typing these stark four-ish paragraphs, my hands are in major pain from how hard I have to push each key. My plans are that all throughout this month, I'll be writing Pawstep's chapters out in a journal for retyping on my good computer at my father's house. Unfortunately, that means that it'd be lucky if I posted even one chapter this month, because I can't visit my dad until August, bwaaah! Ehe... ovo;;
This is a disappointing status update, and I am ashamed that I'm still retaining a bad habit from when I wrote Thunder and Ice, which was having inconsistent, bizarre update schedules. The goal with this fanfic was break that habit, not reinforce it... ;w; NOW I NEED TO GO REST MY ACHING HANDS OW OW OW SORRY BYESIES
06/23/2016: HEY FRIENDS :3
04/10/2016: *Major elaborate glitzy victory dance for finally finishing Thunder and Ice*
-My Fantabulously Weird Life-
Ya’know, this used to be an extremely long part of my profile. So, why would I cut it down? Looking back, seeing about, eh . . . ten or so paragraphs, each a bit impressive in length, drawling about my hobbies and friends and experiences—it's just strange. And phrasing it like that sounds conceited, right? I don’t wanna be like that! Also, if you’re really so interested in getting to know me as a person, we can just chat and stuff. I want new friends to learn about who I am by doing stuff with me, not just by reading my profile, ya silent stalkers~
So, uh . . . over my four years, I've learned a lot of literature, and I've changed a looot. For me, going from a 500-worded chapter with unplanned plot and misspellings everywhere, like a word scramble almost, to over 10K-worded chapters with plot I think about daily and with hours devoted to revising alone—well, well, well. I’ve gotten a lot of experience, and I’m glad I’ve made so met so many friends and fans in the process. And, with all other writers, novelists and fanfictionists(?) alike, we are all still—always—bettering!
Music I listen to? Mostly country and game music, some J-pop, rock, and some pop from the '00s. There are certain bands and music artists I like, and I could rant about them like a proper fangirl for a good while. From Red Hot Chili Peppers to Tom Petty to Skillet to Icon For Hire to Rascal Flatts to Avril Lavigne to Maddie & Tae to . . . *Deep breath* Too many others. I love music. I get around. X3
I used to watch YouTube a lot, though not nearly as much anymore. Jenna Marbles is forever my queen and I watch everything of hers. Markiplier is nice to watch every once in a while. And Kalel Kitten is amazing, and I especially love her because she's inspired me to be vegan~
Some manga, vocaloids/utauloids, and a lot of anime has imprisoned me with its awesomeness ever since I discovered it all a year or so ago. It's all so great. X3 To list some favorite anime, there’s Angel Beats, Charlotte, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, No Game No Life, Kill la Kill, Future Diary/Mirai Nikki (YUNO GASAI IS MY SECOND QUEEEEN), Love Live, School Live!, Kodocha, and Sword Art Online. I’ve seen a lot of anime, and there are so many other fantastic ones that I adore, but I want to keep the list short. :3
While my dream is to be an author, I also want a more stable job relating to health such as a dietitian. Yay for health! :3 My parents hope I'll join something medical- or engineering-related because they truly believe I can, and my dad doesn't want me suffering financially in he future, but really, I don't have the endurance for all the extra school, and I'm not really smart: just hungry for knowledge. In truth, I'm random, cuckoo cray-cray, and abuse the heCK OUT OF CAPS LOCK WHENEVER I CAN! PLUS, EMOTICONS. oDo I adore emoticons. xD
Want to know my real name? Want to know my age? Want to know about every personal thing about me outside of Fanfiction, all the things I’m uncomfortable in telling complete online strangers? Well then, listen carefully; I'll only tell you this once~ *The sounds of spontaneously combusting dragon fruits in the background drowns out my speech* ...and there you have it!
And yes, I am very aware of the exploding pitayas. ;)
-The Hall of Friendship-
I had a gigantic paragraph about this in the section about my life above, but now I feel like this deserves its own neat little spot on my profile. Just a little place to give thanks to certain people, especially those close to me. These people also all have fanfics that deserve lots more credit, so check them out if you want. ;3
-Melody340 is the one who inspired me to write in the first place. I wish I could’ve known him/her personally (I don’t even know this person’s gender, which tears me apart inside BECAUSE I WOULDN'T BE HERE IF NOT FOR HIM/HER D:), because Melody was such an inspiration. His/her stories have beautiful plots from what I remember, but there isn’t the best grammar, so there's that. As long as you’re not a huge grammar freak and adore unique plots, Melody's few fics should prove to be entertaining. :D
-Last Warrior 7 has spectacular and thought-provoking work, and he's an amazing, growing author as well. He gives aspiring writers very helpful writing advice, as you can tell by his incredibly beautiful and well-fleshed profile page, and I would’ve probably given up on writing from the criticism in the beginning if not for him. Thank you so much, Last Warrior 7, and continue striving for your dreams!
-Orenji Splash is such a beloved friend of mine. We’ve spent hours together chatting, talking about fanfics, watching anime together, and much, much more that I'll always, forever-on appreciate! He’ll always have a special place in my heart, and I hope we stay close friends for a long, long time. He also has an ultra fantabulous fanfic that is adorable, funny, and well worth the read. Orenji... if you're reading this, I love you bruuuh~! Thanks for being one of my bestest friends evaarrr. :3
-Eevee-Snivy is so crazy, and I loved when we used to send so many silly PMs daily. She’s not on fanfiction as much anymore, and she's discontinued her eeveelution romance fanfic, but we still stay in touch in other ways and she also has an utterly AMAZING deviantart, which you can find here (just kidding, links suck; look up Midnight-x-Rose on DeviantArt). x3
-RaikouAwesome1234 is another crazy gal pal of mine that I message constantly (at least I try, aha xD). It almost scary how much we have so much in common, and we seem to always have something to talk about. Her account isn't a year old—yet . . . but she has more than twenty fanfics already, and she's always improving as a fanfic author! I've witnessed how much she's developed from some of her earliest fanfics and it's just so spectacular~
-TyrutheTyrunt and I have been chatting up a lot lately, and it's just crazy fun to talk with him! He's makes the best references, introduces me to spectacular games, is a beautifully silly person like me . . . Tyru is just a fabulous person. We're also major fans of the webcomic IWBLBY, and I'm glad to have someone to share my unhealthy obsession with! Tyru, super-duper-glitter thanks to you, and it's an honor to include you in my special Hall of Friendship. ;3
-Starry’s Light and Kazoot have stories so awesome that mere adjectives can’t describe them to their full extent. Just . . . awesome. Period. Exclamation point. Fireworks. Confetti. Jamsplosions. They're such wonderful besties. We’re a strong trinity of friends, and I'm not sure where I'd be without them by my side, so I'm super glad to have met 'em here and to have joined such a tightly knitted trinity of friendship. :D If you two are reading this, I love you both! So muuuch! (They also have amaze fanfics as well, some of the best I’ve ever read, and they both seriously deserve more attention. Just saying~)
"Make each day your masterpiece."
-Some Story Stuff-
Fanfic—Pawstep: I've come up with a weird fanfic involving a bunch of eevees and eeveelutions and plot and all of that good, typical stuff. I'm still unsure about plenty of key elements, but I'm planning to try a special writing-related technique for this fic that rejuvenates part of my writing brain, to encourage me to write more; to be more confident writing; to update quickly and promptly. So far, I'm thinking to start this up after finishing Thunder and Ice but before starting A Mutated Nightmare, even though I've brainstormed the rest of my future stories waaaay sooner than this uncertain work-in-progress. It's more important to make writing a strong habit again!
Fanfic—A Fennekin’s Life: I’ll begin this fanfic once I organize the chaos with my current fanfics. This stars a female fennekin named Miki, she lives in the forest known as Redleaf, and that’s all to be revealed until I have my fanfiction life sorted out (in which includes revising and finishing Thunder and Ice and The Shadow Snivy). Also, I'll probably hold off on this until done writing The Darkest Rose and rebooting Abysmal Mind, though I'm not certain.
Fanfic—A Mutated Nightmare: This is The Shadow Snivy fanfic, renamed and revised. I’m not going to delete TSS and restart it as I will with AMN, but I’m going to revise all the chapters already up and rename it once done. Honestly, I want to delete and restart it, but then I’d lose my first ever reviews that I greatly treasure on here, even if they’re riddled with insults and constructive criticism and I could just save them as a Word document. I should get to this once finished with Thunder and Ice.
Fanfic—The Darkest Rose: I'm hesitant to reveal much information on this yet, but there will be an interesting absol character named Aspen. It’ll address dark themes such as murder and, well, darkness. All of that shadowy stuff. There will be around the same amount of chapters as with Abysmal Mind, and it will be in present tense. I won’t post The Darkest Rose until after Thunder and Ice and The Shadow Snivy are finished and revised, and it’ll probably be posted at the same time as Abysmal Mind’s reboot.
Fanfic—Title in Progress: The world's history is a bizarre thing. It's also sometimes very difficult to remember, so why not write Pokemon-esque stories of certain historical events? It'll be a study technique for me and a neat refresher for you. Henry VIII, the French Revolution, the Boston Tea Party, any requests, and whatever I'm struggling to memorize—that's all to be expected. Updates won't follow a schedule, most likely being unpredictable and random. This should be published around when school starts again for me, because this'll be major study help for an AP history class, aha. x3
Reboot—Abysmal Mind: When finished with things concerning T&I and TSS, I’m going to rewrite this 10-12 chapter fanfic that I deleted due to having too much stuff on my hands to finish. I’m planning to restart this at the same time I post The Darkest Rose.
I appreciate all of the reviews I’ve received, whether with criticism or praise or both. Knowing you’d devote even a minute of time to little ole me is treasured by my big ole heart. X3 And, obviously, if you’re reviewing, you’ve also read my story and given it several minutes of your life and it makes me so glad you’ve enjoyed my writing, or even if you disliked it and decided to offer constructive criticism! I try my best to PM my responses and gratitude to all reviewers, and I always take a glance at reviewers' profiles. I try to see if I can return the favor by reading some of your stories~
Listed below are the four favorite fanfics I'm following at the moment. I've provided links to both the fanfic and the author, along with the fanfic's summary and blehblehbleh. They're all pretty entertaining and I recommend checking at least one out! :3
Blazing Courage/ by Orenji Splash: A Riolu's life is changed forever after tragedy strikes his home town. After running away and getting rescued by a Vulpix, will he have the courage to start his new life?
Souls of the Damned/ by RaikouAwesome1234: Amethyst's kits have settled well into the Pokemon Kingdom, but their peace is shattered when a new threat is detected. Violet leads her siblings on a quest to find the Temple of Souls, which is proven quite difficult, until two old friends come out of the dark to help and even stop evil for eons to come...(Sequel to Espeon and the Mystery Of Time. T for blood and maybe death.)
Tales of Eight Choices/ by fennekinlover1234: Each Eevee can evolve into something special, but isn't it the journey that truly defines who you are? Learn about all eight Eeveelutions and the virtues they learned in their journeys to become who they are. Enjoy reading about a Vaporeon who fought for his love, a Flareon who mastered the darkness, and even a Jolteon who became the laughing stock of the entire world.
Thanks for checking out my profile, everyone! Now here, have a Sitrus Berry! *Reader obtains Sitrus Berry* Thank you!