Wow. I've never filled this out before. I've been on this site since before I understood what OC
meant and I've never written anything here. Huh.
I'm StarEIz and I will be your host for the next few moments.
As you can see... I haven't really done much _()
I mostly joined this site so I would have a sufficient way of keeping track of stories and authors I
like, though I HAVE (despite popular belief) written some fanfics of my own. No, none of them
are here. I tried to come up with a really humble excuse like, "I'm far to nervous to actually post
anything," but then I realized I was too lazy. The real reason they're not here is because when I
tried to figure out how to upload them when I was younger, I found the instructions to be too
complicated and/or my computer to be too uncooperative, gave up, and haven't tried again in,
literally, 10 years.
So far, this has worked out pretty well for me. I get to appreciate the works of much greater
authors than myself, while not having to endure their misguided pity towards my own work _
The people here at home have read most of my stuff and it seems to go over rather well and,
frankly, that is enough for me. Art for art's sake, and all that.
I'm a 20 year old college student, currently studying theater, music, and art. I'm on my second
year going for my Acting B.F.A. I'm enjoying it immensely, but do me a favor an don't tell me
how "easy" I have it. I take a 40 hour MINIMUM practicum each semester which keeps me in
the theater every night from 5 until 10 for a month and a half at the end of each semester,
conflicting with finals; I have dance classes 3 times a week, earlier than your grandma on the
farm wakes up; I have auditions and scenes and shows that I constantly need to work on and
study; All in addition to my regular Gen.Ed. requirements which, yes, ARE as large as those
taking Computer Science. This is something of a sore spot incase you haven't noticed (=x=)
I'm also a media artist. I was a fine arts major in high school and I've been diligent in keeping up
with my skills since I left. I've worked in oils, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, pottery,
sculpture, and origami. I still find myself partial to a number 2 pencil and a piece of scrap paper,
however. :3 I draw comics as well as figure drawing. I've even been published a few times ///
oh! And one time a complete stranger saw my work at an art show and offered my 300 on the
spot for it ///////////()
I am not a writer (as you may or may not be able to tell) and my grammar is atrocious.
Apparently my vocab is pretty good though, since I just used the word "atrocious" is everyday
speech. Then again, maybe not. :picks at fingernails:
Hmmm... So what else do people usually put here...? Oh!
(AnyKag really. I feel I need to justify this--Kagome is something of a Mary Sue, even in the
actually manga, leaving her as somewhat of a predictable, static character. Dull. Blank.
However, it is in fact this "blankness" that allows her to be utilized well in fanfiction. She is a
canvas onto which the author has the freedom to paint whatever he/she pleases (with
WHOEVER he/she pleases). Through fanfiction, I've seen her character take many different
paths and grow (or not) in many different ways, all the while remaining true to the actual
character as long as one basic personality trait is adhered to: Kagome is an inherently kind
person. Anything that doesn't immediately falls into the category of parody. whether that was the
author's intention or not. This allows her to be essentially be taken anywhere and paired with
anything... Sort of like the classic "little black dress" _)
Ya know what? --to save time let me be more general about this.
I typically go for unusual pairings in fanfiction (though I've read some excellent canon pairings as
well), not because I don't like canon, but because I feel like no one, with some notable
exceptions, can tell a canon character's story better than the original author of the tale. Like I
said, there are exceptions to that rule. The first fanfics I read were all canon, I didn't know there
were anything BUT that, and I obviously enjoyed them enough to have continued to view
fanfiction for over 10 years.
I read a lot of anime fanfics, as well as books and movies, but I have favorites in almost every
I LOVED the "Great and Terrible Beauty" trilogy by Liba Bray. Ursula LeGuin is probably my
favorite author of all time-- a great satirist as well as an genius creator of worlds and peoples, in
the science fiction genre.
Favorite Food: Ice Cream (what? It's a food...)
Favorite Color: Lime green so bright it makes your teeth hurt, but not neon.
Currently Listening To: Chimes on the wind.
Current favorite anime: Noein. I recommend it to EVERYONE. Watch it. Do it.
Anime that started it all: Toss up btwn DBZ and Totoro.
Totoro was my first exposure to the world of anime and DBZ is what got me hooked for life. I
still list Totoro as one of my favorite movies to this day. Totoro also introduced me to the works
of Hayao Miyazaki, who has been a huge influence on my need to be a part of the world of art. I
started drawing because I had never before seen images as evocative and truthful as what he
created. In fact, I was SO young when started, I didn't know what "evocative" meant, I just knew
that I had to make something that would make others feel as deeply as I did.
Phew! Sorry for the ramblings! (_) And sorry to get all serious on you at the end. Anyway, I
hope you take away a little insight into who I am. An I hope I've made things a little clearer for
you. (_) And/or confused the sht outta ya. (_);;;; Either, or. So, please feel free to contact
me in any way for anything, even just for a chat :3