Author has written 4 stories for Artemis Fowl, Age of the Five Trilogy, Pokémon, and Frozen.
Formerly PeterPokéfreak. That name was making me wince every time I saw it, so I renamed my account after the God of Prophecy in Fiona Patton's The Warriors of Estavia book series.
"I LIIIIIIIIIIVE!" - Mushu, Mulan
Welcome to my new and improved, completely revamped profile, in keeping with a theme of revamped... ness that I am attempting to instil in myself. After almost a year of complete internet silence, this account is revived! Hopefully.
The last year has wrought a bit of a change in my writing style. FanFiction no longer appeals to me on the level that it once did, though it is still a wonderful medium to express creativity in a (fairly) safe environment. Expect no more attempts at epic sagas, though it is a distinct possibility in the near or distant future as I grow more confident in my abilities. Rather than express talent with an attempt at a 16-year-old magnum opus, I intend to write brief stories as exercises in specific portions of the writing spectrum that I feel I need to work on.
When I first began writing, though, my style on this website was a haphazard collection of half-formed ideas for many multi-chapter pieces based on a multitude of different media. In particular, I had an insane idea to write all of the regions of Pokémon into a single work before moving the characters on to the Legend of Zelda and Kingdom Hearts series. This plot has, thankfully, dropped from my brain, and though I still toy around with it from time to time, other projects have a significantly higher priority. I also started several other fan fictions at that time, all of which are still here, though they are also very much no longer being updated.
Previously (wow, am I ever stuck in the past), I wrote first drafts directly onto the computer before editing them there and uploaded them to FanFiction. These days, my habit is to carry at least one notebook with me at all times, and write a first draft by hand before typing it. This lets me distill ideas down and see more easily the areas where I haven't spent enough effort expanding plot details or description. After typing up the second draft, I edit it and sent it to my beta reader. Additionally, all works that are not one-shots will experience a significant grace period between being written and being posted, because I would much prefer having a buffer of chapters or the full work finished before beginning to post it online.
I might seem seriously, deadly serious in this profile, but, you know what? Writing is serious business for me. In fact, I have decided that it will be my business as an adult, as it is my intention to become a published author. Seriously.
"Writers: write." - unknown by me, and too lazy to look it up.
Some more in-depth summaries/news on the fanfics that I have on this profile:
Memories of Sinnoh: This was to be the first edition of a massive project or saga that probably would have taken many, many years to write had I gone through with it. My intention was to create an entire Pokémon world, write all of the regions available to me, and then take the characters and plot the world into oblivion as the Legend of Zelda and Kingdom Hearts universes. There was a time when this was my great life goal, and the reason I originally decided to become and author, so I suppose it will always hold that honour. However, my decision to discontinue this project coincided fairly exactly with my policy of silence on this website, as I lost all motivation to continue it.
The Multiple Personalities of Artemis Fowl: This fanfic was the first plunny (plot bunny; an idea that eats away at your brain until you write it) I ever experienced, and I had very little control over it. It is also the oldest piece I wrote that is still posted on this website. The basic idea was that I could not stand the thought that Orion Fowl was Artemis's only multiple personality when he was stated to have multiple personality disorder, so I created several of my own and wrote a story about how they would be rejoined with Artemis himself. Originally, the concept was inspired by Snakequeen-in-Norway's Artemis Fowl fanfiction, Road to Recovery.
Yes, this one in particular merits multiple paragraphs. I quite enjoyed the direction this fanfiction took in its first months of existence, but it was a case of me creating more characters than I could satisfactorily managed with the limited skills I expressed at the time. The personalities became quite frustrating to maintain, and it also became annoying to try and give each one enough time outside Artemis's mind to meet the other characters, as well as making progress in Artemis's plot lines. Additionally, well, I read The Last Guardian, the final book of the Artemis Fowl series. While I admit I enjoyed it while reading it, and that many believed it was a wonderful ending to the series, I took issue with many of the plot threads, and felt that I was being struck over the head with an anvil whenever the environment was mentioned. My motivation to continue this work collapsed with my dedication to Eoin Colfer's writing.
Age of the Wilds: I loved Trudi Canavan's The Age of Five series to pieces, and was fascinated by the idea that the Wilds split up to make their fortunes after the series ended, but still stayed in contact. I decided that they would eventually become the foremost political group on the continent, and created a story around it because I was so excited. Unfortunately, this story died due to a lack of planning and a loss of motivation. It was too long a project to be written on a whim, and I had no idea of how to move from the introduction to the climax. It was memorable for being the most original piece I had written to that point, but it is at the least shelved. If I read the series again, who knows? I might come back and wipe the dust from this plot, distill it to a briefer romp, and have some fun writing immortal magic shenanigans.
Do You Want to Hide a Body?: My only completed work, and my first one-shot. This was written as a joke for a friend of mine who loves to sing music from the Disney film Frozen at random. She introduced me to the "Do You Want to Hide a Body?" song on YouTube, and I thought I could use a mix of humour and horror to impress her with my writing. The lyrics to the song were written myself, and the scenario developed itself over time into a mass of strange amusement. I hope it can produce a few laughs. This one was my first experience writing oddball humour and horror, and the description of a certain character was me attempting to gross myself out.
"Of all delectable islands, Neverland is the snuggest. It's not large and sprawling - you know, with boring distances between one adventure and the next - it's nicely crammed." - Peter Pan
Some writing projects currently in the works but not finished to the point of posting (in order of priority):
1. A collaboration self-insert for Kingdom Hearts with my friend xSokox. Currently in progress, very slowly. The plot will only be finalized once Kingdom Hearts III is released, and then there might be lots of rewriting. Yes, self-inserts are overdone. I have no excuses.
2. You know those silly little movies you can film at Pokéstar Studios in Pokémon: Black and White 2? Yeah, one-shots based on those.
3. I'm working on a longer, fairly original work, loosely inspired by a combination of Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series and Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream. I decided I wanted to write about fairies, and here we are. This is the first multi-chapter, book-like piece I have in the works, and I intend it to be as good as it possibly can when being written by me at seventeen years of age. I am creating a unique world to set it in, which leads to...
4. A series of brief, three to four chapter pieces, rewriting popular fairy tales from many different cultures around the world. The purpose of these is to gain a better understanding for myself of the workings of the world I'm creating, and have a bit of fun in the process. Currently, Sleeping Beauty is in the process of being written.
"In place of the Dark Lord you will set up a Queen. And I shall not be dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night!" - Galadriel, The Lord of the Rings
Author's Notes still bother me a bit, so it may have already been noticeable to any readers that I keep them to a brief introduction at the start of a chapter and a slightly more detailed update at the end. One thing that I will never fail to include, though, is a creative reminder to consider leaving a kind, well-thought-out, constructively critical review, as all critiques are appreciated. If a point is brought to my attention, I will be sure to address it in a response.
Also, I am a Canadian living on the West Coast. My spelling is British; my slang Californian.
Don't forget to check out the accounts of a few of my friends on this website:
xSokox, who is very popular (by comparison to me) for his self-insert of the Pokémon manga. I help him out with his writing, and he spends a lot of effort motivating me to write. Trust me, this motivation is required.
"Who else am I supposed to have ice cream with?" - Roxas, Kingdom Hearts