Author has written 3 stories for Lord of the Rings, and Silmarillion.
Update: Sept.23 YESTERDAY WAS FRODO'S BDAY AND BECAUSE OF THAT I HAVE RETURNED FROM THE DEAD!!!!! ...yeah... :D
HI I'M ARCHET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
...nice to meet you too :D
Kid, daredevil, practical jokester (apparently that's spelled wrong), wannabe ninja, and part time llama.
Lord of the Rings is awesome. So are the Avengers. And peanuts. Not really. Actually, just ignore this line :)
Llamas are awesome. Alpackas are better. Unfortunately, I haven't passed my alpacka-qualifying test, and am stuck just being a part time llama. Oh well.
I like to write. And be hyper. And wake up early. And go to bed late. And read fanfics in the middle of the night that make me laugh. And I like llamas. And Lord of the Rings. And driving people crazy with bad grammar.
(yes I'm on a 11pm sugar high right now. But I haven't eaten since dinner. Hmmmmmmmmm...)
THE REST OF THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION BECAUSE I'M GETTING KINDA BORED.
SOMETHING REALLY AWESOME
Think of a lamppost. Now imagine it with gills.
The lamppost you imagined was too short.
RIGHT...so, until I think of something else relevant to write, the following will be stupid nonsense "about me" stuff.
Age that I am not: 42
A name that is not mine: Frodo Baggins
A place I do not live: Antartica
The number of toes I do not have: 11
Number of times I have died: 0 (and counting!)
Something I do not do: stand on my head for five minutes every morning
(and on a more serious note...)
An entirely false fact about myself: I like to think I'm funny (I don't just "like to think" I'm funny- I AM funny! At least, to me...)
Stuff I read: books, signs, novels, textbooks, subtitles, backs of cereal boxes, those nutrition fact thingies, school work, fanfics, the occasional newspaper, words, etc.
A date that is not my birthday: today. It's May 2nd today, if you must know.
Something I do not own: a beard (there were so many things I was considering writing here...but this was the best I think).
And that concludes my fantastic questionnaire! I would just like to take this moment to declare that the information noted about the character "Archet" in my story Elvenandom may or may not be true. Quite a bit of it has been magically edited through a process known as my brain, and has therefore lost most of it's truthfulness quality.
A plot device is a thing people use in stories to help their story move along creatively. A really good example would be the "deus ex machina", which, if any of you have read the seventh Series of Unfortunate Events book, is when a plausible and usually unlikely hero/hero-like object comes in to save the day. A fabulous example would be Tolkien's non-taxi eagles (who got that joke? :D). Another one could be the bread and water Klaus decides is a deus ex machina in the seventh Series of Unfortunate Events book. Anyways, below are some other funny (and creative/interesting) plot devices I have discovered on my lecture travels.
(Okay, maybe these aren't exactly plot devices, but whatever...)
Showers: Need to add some characterization in? Need a little internal plot? Is your fanfiction character who is not normally from Earth now staying at a Mary Sue's house and needs some sappy something-or-other? Look no further! Have your character/OC/pet/whatever go and take a shower for a chapter. They won't miss anything important, trust me. And as a bonus, you get to talk about all those angsty anxiety and stress free moments everyone seems to experience. I'm serious. Read basically every Captain America fanfic, or any serious Fellowship-on-earth one.
Pain: Is your character LITERALLY standing there and telling you "No way on earth am I going to do that"? Do you need to show them who's boss? Well, my ninja is here to help! For only $5 a chapter, Kiwi the Ninja will show your character who's boss. You. That's right. You, the author, are in charge. Disable your character for a chapter or two if they're getting a little to fiesty :)
Birthday Parties: On the other hand, is your character drowning in angst? Tragedy? Is s/he stuck in a Shakespeare play? Well, why not give them the day off and throw a birthday party! The best part about this one is that if you haven't already mentioned their birthday you can throw it out as a chapter any time. Be sure to include cake and presents!
Chucky's Gun: Right. This one was originally called Checkov's Gun, or something like that, but I like Chucky better. It basically means to add in some foreshadowing. Just add some random details into this chapter, like the colour of the walls, then explain how important it suddenly is a few chapters later. Works wonders with the audience, who think you've had a plotline all along ;)
Flying Horses: It doesn't have to be a horse. It could be a pig. Or an eagle (!). Or a...bear. It could be the Wright brothers' suddenly back from the dead to fly you around. Even a boring plane will do. But for excitement, get your main character air transportation. Trust me. It helps with corners.
Corners: Ever heard of writing yourself into a corner? It's just about the most fun part of writing: getting your characters into a wickedly dangerous/stupid situation and then having the geniusly escape. The genius is the fun part. But, it takes practice. Unless you're Douglas Adams (and you're not), you cannot say "because" when asked how Legolas escaped from the mutant cannibalistic orcs. Come up with a plan. Even having the author literally interfere makes a more interesting read. Try dynamite. Try skills. Try him NOT escaping, but instead discovering that it wasn't actually Legolas, but a decoy named Legloas (I want that named trademarked) because Legolas the OOC was WAY too smart to be captured. Feel free to ask if you've written yourself into a corner and need help.
To be continued after the author has a decent amount of sleep...
Thanks for reading!!
ANOUNCEMENT: I am part of the official Éomer's Van Club! It is part of an extremely long story I hope to write and post on here some day, involving a ridiculous number of fandoms, the Starship Enterprise landing on my house, Ford Prefect falling off every cliff in site, and a lot of actors I apparently went to high school with (what?). It also involved One Direction locked in sound-proof rooms, Daffy Duck with a bazooka, something called Tron, and basically a fight over grapes and cherries.
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