Author has written 8 stories for Tenchi Muyo, Inuyasha, and Bleach.
Update: Sep. 21st 2017
Fanfiction taught me about relationships, character insight, plotlines, and pacing. It's a perfect place to hone your craft, accept failure and success.
I started writing fanfiction because the impossibilities in my favorite animes and books could come alive in this website. It was in 2004 I wrote my first story and when I got serious was in 2007. I stopped updating frequently around 2010 and my last update was in 2014.
When I was in high school, I was an anime dork who had a passion for painting, comics, movies, and writing.
I wanted to be a comic book artist and movie director. My dream was to attend Savannah College of Art and Design, but I wasn't dealt the right cards in life. I had to play with what I was given.
I put away my fanfiction stories to deal with life and college.
I couldn't afford a 30k yearly tuition so I had to attend University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. I studied art because there wasn't a graphic design or a film program. I transfered to UNT but their intense graphic design department didn't want me. Funny when I came back I was a graphic designer for UTRGV's Student Life department. Everybody was pushing me into art education but I didn't want that. You have to be selfless for the children and your lesson plans are set in a certain routine. Yet... I ended up with an art education degree.
I desperately didn't want it. I tried balancing two goals but I never chose one which was the problem. My degree was art education, but on my spare time I was forging a marketing and social media film path. I worked for the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, Community Development Corporation of Brownsville, and UTRGV's Public Relations department. I got a phone interview with Paramount Studios yet I didn't get the internship. Paramount was a driving force for me to continue marketing and graphic design. Social media was a perfect platform to practice film and graphic design. After graduation I had a close call being an employee for Adult Swim, but it didn't work out even after 3 interviews. Why? My degree held me back. They needed somebody with experience in creativity, marketing, and social media. That was all me but they also needed someone with a marketing degree.
The lesson to take away is to not spread yourself thin to achieve many things because in the end you have to focus on one thing. Rather than spreading myself in different projects and career goals with 20% to 30% investment time, I should of invested in one thing I was passionate about. My backup plan to be an art teacher blew up in my face.
I'm starting to write again. I'm writing comic books and movie scripts. Will I be writing again for fanfiction? Will I ever finish Oranges and Blueberries? Who knows. I wish I could be a teenager again to indulge in my fantasies.
2014: Oranges and Blueberries...
I care about this story because somehow since 2007 until even now the story keeps playing in my head. I know the beginning, the middle, and the end. It's the only story I care to write about. Even though I forgot the minor details in the Bleach mythos like attack names and sword names, its not important to me. What's important is telling the love story between Grimmjow and Orihime and their struggles. Believe me I didn't like how Bleach turned out after they got rid of Grimmjow. Everything sucked afterwards. The ending sucked. So writing this story will somehow give me closure with this anime.
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