Author has written 17 stories for Sailor Moon, and Mediator.
As one might notice, I am very, very bad at finishing what I start, and I have not published here in quite some time. Fortunately, my professors have figured out the first part, and are thus quite good at lighting a fire under my butt when the need arises. Let's see... I am a student (obviously), and my current field of study is Middle Eastern History, specifically prior to 1500. I haven't studied any history after 1500 in over a year, and to be honest, that class was a chaotic mess that resulted in my need to refer to my old AP Euro notes in order to figure out what in the world my professor was trying to accomplish. So if anyone wants to discuss the Middle East, the Roman Republic, Charlemagne, or Anglo-Saxon England, please feel free to PM me, as I live and breathe the stuff at the moment.
What else? I'm female, I suppose that's important (and also quite obvious), and most definitely from the United States, though I've not spent my vacations there in years. Also, I am NOT, I repeat, NOT an English major, no matter what my professors and friends would like to suggest, which means that I have absolutely no qualms about using cliches and other taboos in my writing. What I am, however, is a minor in German and Music, and a former major in International Studies, which absolutely influences my writing... not that it is very important given that I haven't published lately...
You know what? None of this is really necessary unless I plan on publishing, although I suppose it is good information for the select group whose stories I might have reviewed in the past couple of years. If you have questions, I am an honest, open, and talkative person, so do not hesitate to PM me about whatever you feel like, whether it's a review I left, one you left for me, Islamic merchants in Nigeria in the 8th century, or the genetics of the Anglo-Saxons (quite fascinating, actually).
Now I sound like one of my professors, begging for students to come to my office hours, and it is one a.m. and I have Arabic at eight (last semester it was Hieratic Egyptian, so I'm not sure which is worse), and I really should turn off the Lord Nelson Mass, my computer, and the lights, so without further ado, I bid you to read the rest of my odd ramblings (this was the worst part, I promise).
Fallen by Erin McCarthy (you know that shivery feeling you get when you've just read an absolutely delicious book? Mmmm...)
The Thief(?) Series by Shana Abe (I have to admit they don't totally hit the spot, but all the same... and the second book is beyond words)
The Game Series by Christine Feehan (can't stand her vampires, but I do love her Ghost Walkers!)
The Study Series by Maria Snyder (read it, love it!)
The Kite Runner by Khaled Housseini (read it, love it; it's absolutely riveting)
The Naming by Allison Croggon (a.k.a The Gift, in Australia, and possibly the best-written thing on this list)
Pope Joan by... uh, look it up on Amazon or something...
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
The Dark Queen by Susan Carrol (and its two sequels)
Antonio's Wife by Jacqueline DeJohn (return of the shivery feeling and absolutely amazing, trust me)
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
White Magic by Laurie Stolarz (prepare yourself for the first-person present tense, though)
The Sabriel Series, by Garth Nix
The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot
Crown Duel and Court Duel by Sherwood Smith!
The Wicked Series by Nancy Holder (a Buffy writer, and you have to get this from Barnes and Noble, because it is actually out of print, but the shivery feeling strikes back)
Anything by Stephanie Laurens or Katie MacAlister (note that they write romance novels; for excellent regency romances, I would read Laurens' Cynster Series, and for excellent contemporary or supernatural romances, I'd read the latter, most specifically her Aisling Grey Series, but all of them are steamy, hilarious reads)
And what list would be complete without The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas? You'd have to be an idiot not to appreciate the romance, revenge, action, adventure, and intellectual discourse, not to mention the French Revolution!
Wow... I'm really bad at keeping up with fanfiction nowadays. It has been that way for something like four or five years now, but especially the last two have seen me completely disappearing from this scene. I suppose you can thank college for that! Anyway, I thought I'd post a little update here (not that I'm sure anyone reads this), and say that over the next month, I will be making the attempt to write another chapter of Trinity: Pebble Beach. No guarantees, but at least it's an attempt! It's just so hard with a double major and several other original stories to focus on (they're coming along well, thank you, but spending three years on a plot will have that effect)! So keep an eye on your email, because I think I might finally be able to finish the next chapter of Trinity!
I should really stop giving you guys false hope about updating stuff, although I actually did write more of TPB before I got a great new idea for another of my original stories from it. TPB presents a very unique challenge to me in that it is very similar in setting to one of my very beloved original works. In reality, the similarities are quite limited because I have been exceptionally careful not to allow the two to intersect in any way, but the case remains that I have a hard time writing TPB without wanting to thrash myself for giving everything away for my other story.
On a side-note, I would like to thank all the random people who read, review, favorite, etc. my stories from time to time. Most of them were written in my early teens, and while I consider them terrible at this point, I really appreciate those of you who still like them. In particular, "All I Want for Christmas is You" seems to still be quite popular, which is probably because I actually finished it, unlike so many of the others. It also might have to do with the fact that I was a little older when I published it here, and thus had that much more experience as a writer. Anyway, my point is that I am absolutely touched that my stories still have meaning for some people, and that if I really could will myself to do so, I would rewrite and finish them all for you. As it is, I have enough trouble finishing my new stories, never mind the old ones!
I just realized I misspelled "Awful" in one of the chapter titles in Treachery: Thy Name is Selenity, not to mention the horrendous formatting!
I obviously need to go to bed.
This is getting pathetic. I keep saying I'm gonna write more, and then I go a year and nothing happens. For this, I can only offer the excuse of college, and even that is pretty meager. On a brighter note, I'm getting published... in an academic journal. Who would've thought that I'd be published for non-fiction before I was published for fiction? Go figure. Also, probably anyone reading this isn't too surprised, as most people reading this probably know that I get writer's blocked WAY too easily. Look for a new chapter of "Trinity", and please, please, please send me your good mojo so that I can actually follow through. Maybe I'll do it now; it would be good a good procrastination technique since I have to present research findings for my Honors Thesis tomorrow morning!
All my love,
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