Hello there! I am finally giving anyone who visits my bio something to look at. Took me long enough :P Anyhoo...as you probably guessed, I am StarWriterWG. You can call me StarWriterWG, StarWriter, Star, or WG. Whichever you like :)
As of yet, I have not posted anything because I only have one oneshot to post and I don't know when I'm going to get around to doing it. I hardly ever finish anything that's not a poem or a short story (sometimes I don't even finish those) so stories will probably be few and far between. Don't worry, I do intend to post something! Probably...
My preferred stories are Mewtwo (and, in a broader range, Pokémon) fanfiction - actually, that's how I got on the site in the first place, hunting around for some good Mewtwo stories. However, I will read Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, and (if I can get my hands on any) Moonwalker or Captain Eo fanfiction. I'll read really anything, as long as A: I'm familiar with the fandom and B: It doesn't have any, ahem, adult subjects. And C: It's good. I only review the stuff I think is good because otherwise I'm afraid of getting nasty and hurting someone's feelings. :P
Some things you might like to know about me:
Name: Eh...go with one of the nom de plumes mentioned above. I might decide to tell you what my real name is. Might.
Age: Seventeen years, eight months, and...*looks at calendar* Eh, let's just go with seventeen and eight. I'm terrible at math, counting and anything involving numbers. Besides, I'll have to update this thing every day if I say how many days old I am.
Location: North Carolina, USA. That's all you're getting out of me.
Birthday: December 29th. Year I was born, oh, you figure it out. 'Cause I'm horrible like that, I hate math but I make other people do it. ;)
Star Sign and Chinese Year: Capricorn and Ox. Fire Ox, to be precise. :)
Family: One mom, one dad, two older half-brothers who live in California, one younger brother, one little sister. And one dog. Because dogs are part of the family too.
Hobbies: Mm...reading, writing, listening to music, dancing, and sculpting (kinda). I also take flute and voice lessons. :) Used to take piano, and, um, don't any more. Recently I have discovered that I know how to draw...sort of. If I really feel like it.
Languages: English (obviously) and Pig Latin. I speak a little Spanish, a couple words of French, Italian and German, and I know how to say "I don't understand" in Japanese (which could come in handy). I also know how to say "somewhere" in Welsh, which probably wouldn't come in handy. And I know a few words of Latin, but, yeah, English is the only one I'm fluent in. I'm also constructing a language, but since nobody speaks it but me, that's not very helpful.
Favorite Musical Artists: Oh, way too many to list, ha ha. Well...at the top of the list is Michael Jackson. I am seriously crazy about him - total fan. His music, his books, his short films, his movies, his dancing, his humanitarian work...everything about him is just so awesome. If anybody else on here happens to be an MJ fan then PM me and we can have a long chat in which we will agree heartily with everything we say about him. ;) Besides Michael, I like Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Bob Marley, Aaron Neville, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Diana Ross, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Bee Gees, Van Morrison, Earth, Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Meters, Tammi Terrell, Billie Holiday and...well, there's more, but if I keep trying to list people this page will go on for miles, so I think I'd just better say that if it's someone from around the '30's to the '80's, chances are I'll have at least heard of them, and chances are pretty good I'll like them too.
Favorite Things to Read: This list is possibly even longer than the "Musical Artists" list, I don't know, I've never tried to comprise complete lists of either subject and compare them. I should sometime...anyway, probably my favorite author is Victor Hugo. In my opinion he's the Michael Jackson of literature - it just doesn't get any better than that. His descriptions, especially of thoughts and ideas and people's feelings, are just so beautiful, and everything about his writing is so "yes"! If I could be half as good as Victor Hugo, I'd have it made. Besides him, I love Charles Dickens, he's so funny and so poignant and occasionally really scary. Mark Twain is another of my favorites - what can I say? I have this thing for sarcastic humor - and, of course, MJ wrote things too. Just two books (Moonwalk, his autobiography and Dancing the Dream, a collection of short stories, poems, and essays) but those books are really, really good. A lot of people don't think of him as being a writer, but hey, a song's a story! It's just told in a different way.
A few other authors (mainly kid people, but really good kid people): Roald Dahl, Jean Craighead George, Lois Lowry, Madeleine L'Engle, Rudyard Kipling, Elizabeth George Speare, James Herriot, James McBride, Mildred D. Taylor, Christopher Paul Curtis, and Jack London. I'll probably think of loads more, but...individual books could stretch on for miles, so let's just say a few favorites: Jane Eyre, The Wind in the Willows, To Kill a Mockingbird, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and its sequel, Let The Circle Be Unbroken (I seriously must have read Roll of Thunder six or seven times), White Fang, Julie of the Wolves, Lassie Come-Home and, though it's not fiction, a sincerely helpful little book on writing entitled The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman. Really, every person who aspires to be an author should read this book. Instead of trying to give you a formula for good writing (there's no such thing, everybody), it gives you ways to take out the bad in your writing...and it tells it all from an editor's point of view, so you know what they're looking for. Read it! Read it now!
I love so many other books and authors but you'll have to ask me about them, because I have no room for them here.
Favorite Movies: Um...gee, I don't really have many, ha ha. Um...anything Michael Jackson made (and he made a lot more movies than you might think he did), Marx Brothers movies, Pokémon: The First Movie and Mewtwo Returns, Disney movies (but none of the new stuff...if you ask me, the last good thing Disney made was probably Lilo and Stitch), and, hm...anything funny and family-friendly, really. The Odd Couple is another really good one, as is Hatari! I'll probably think of more after I hit "Save Profile"...
Favorite TV Shows: Well, as we don't have TV (we have a TV, we just don't get channels on it), it's hard to say. I mainly watch stuff that's not current. S'matter of fact, I mainly read books, listen to music, and watch movies that aren't current...but anyway, I love Indigo League Pokémon (obviously), Punky Brewster, the old Looney Tunes cartoons, Fawlty Towers, and...really that's it. *laughs*
A Word About Grammar and Spelling: I will not be one of those people hu typs lik this bcuz its cool lol :P That has a time and place - while texting, for instance - but NOT in writing. If you're not serious enough about your work to give it decent grammar and spelling, then in my opinion you shouldn't be writing. And don't tell me you don't know it - you're in high school (or worse, college) and this is elementary third-grade stuff. I can't answer for how good the stories/characters/whatever will be, but I can tell you this: There will be no slipshod grammar and spelling. I'm a perfectionist when it comes to that. (Watch somebody find a spelling error on my profile right after this...)
The only other thing I have to say is that I'm an environmentalist and humanitarian - or at least, I try to be. I think everyone should. There are problems in the world, but problems have solutions, and the solution is that you stand up and say, "I'll do my part." And if you think, "I can't possibly make a difference, so why should I care?" then consider what might happen if everyone who thought that way changed their views. And consider this proverb:
"If you think you are too small to make a difference, you have never spent a night with a mosquito."