Author has written 3 stories for Harry Potter, and Kuroshitsuji.
News [30.12.2013] I never knew school could be this crazy. Expect once a semester updates, since it looks like I'll only have time to write during breaks.
I am female, and a teenager, like a large fraction of the other people who frequent this site. As my pen name might suggest, I am fond of mathematics. I am also learning German, mostly for the purpose of reading literature, and would be eager to correspond with other people who speak the language. One day, I might even write fiction in German, if my working vocabulary ever progresses beyond that of a primary school student.
Things I like:
Good writing. The kind with metaphors that work. The kind I can't do.
Reviews. Feedback helps, even if it's just to provide a morale boost, but especially when I can get some constructive criticism. I don't like to do things incorrectly. Telling me what's wrong helps me improve.
Logic. This is especially frustrating when some particular bit of canon makes absolutely no sense. Then I am forced to choose between functionality and the preservation of canon. This happens all the time with Harry Potter, alas.
Original fiction. Not that I dislike fanfiction, but original fiction is much more fun and much easier to write than fanfiction. Fanfiction, is, however, an excellent way to exercise writing skills, and is sometimes gratifying.
Things I do not like:
Plotless, pointless (paranormal) romance. I enjoy intrigue, and a story that dives directly into a feel-good romance (fluff) without preamble is the opposite of intriguing. Also, the sheer amount of paranormal romance in the "vampires" category is ludicrously overwhelming. I'd like to see a few stories in which romance is not the ultimate aim of the plot, or at least in which the romance is between humans or between vampires. Paranormal romance doesn't make any sense. Why would you want to have such a relationship with something you would eat? That's like... bestiality. Which is fine, if you're into that kind of stuff. But surely it's not as rampant as some of these stories make it seem... Furthermore getting into a close relationship with something that could and should eat you is usually counterproductive to both self-preservation and self-advancement (if one takes the will to power at face value).
Completely unexplained Super!Harry Potter. Well, if you ignore the shoddy self-inserts and "the characters implausibly read books about themselves" or "time travel very illogically" things, usually everything turns out all right, but it's seriously uninteresting, if gratifying, to see Harry Potter suddenly, without suitable explanation, become the strongest mage in the world at age twelve. Oh, and he has a wand with seven cores or maybe a staff, five mysterious magical familiars, multiple animagus forms, one of which is a dragon (because why not), is heir to all four Founders and Merlin (let's throw in Morgana), and is a metamorphmagus. While we're at it, don't forget to give him a Spellbook of Finger of Death. Oh wait, there's Avada Kedavra. Right. All that's missing is an unbeatable, sentient sword with a name.
Misuse of Merlin. For the record, Merlin was in Slytherin That means he came after the Founders. Unless you're writing a crossover or very AU story, try to keep the canon straight.
Super occlumency sparkles. Organizing your mind does not mean magically creating a room in your head where you can turn memories into books and imagine shiny traps, and therefore suddenly gain perfect recall. That would work if you had to rewire your neurons and become unconscious every time you used occlumency, but fortunately that's not the case.
Changing Harry Potter's original name for no reason. His mother named him Harry, not Harrison, Harold, Henry, Hadrian, Humbert, Hector, or any other H-related variation, just like Tom Riddle's mother didn't name him Thomas. If you're going to call Harry Hadrian for kicks (that is, not for the good of the plot), you might as well go write original fiction so you can create your own characters.
Everybody is extremely OOC with absolutely no explanation. At this point, again, you're better off writing original fiction.
Obnoxious footnotes. It's casual fiction, and fanfiction at that. If it needs its own reference book like it's Ulysses, then you're not doing it correctly. People have the ability to Google what they do not understand, if they feel the need.
Main characters who are idiots. There is tragic stupidity. And then there is natural stupidity. After that you're left with incredibly stupid stupidity.
A note about reviews:
I like glowing compliments as much as the next person. That said, I'm quite conscious that my writing is often mediocre, my largely unedited, first-draft fanfiction even more so, and sometimes I feel dubious about the praise I get, especially when a casual read-over of my story reveals glaring errors and feats of stupidity. I write entirely for fun, but that does not mean I don't want to improve. So bring on the criticism, especially when it's something obvious I've mucked up.
Of course, something is better than nothing at all. Racking up favourites might be somewhat gratifying, but I would rather get an insight into what exactly it is people like or dislike about a story of mine. I review every story that I favourite or follow. If I liked it enough that I want to continue reading it, then chances are I have something to say about it. I urge other readers to do the same.
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