Author has written 40 stories for Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Avatar: Last Airbender, and Unwind.
Hi, fellow lovers of the book world!
As you may have figured out by my screen name, my main book fixations (at least for the moment) are Harry Potter (number one for sure) and Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I think Annabeth (in PJatO) and Luna (Harry Potter) are two of the most fantastic characters to ever walk the earth . . . or, at least, their respective book worlds.
I adore Annabeth because she's tough, smart, and an awesome female role model without being a Mary-Sue. She has her flaws, but they only make her more endearing. She's the kind of girl I look up to and want to be.
Luna is my absolute favorite book character EVER. She's smart, not in an in-your-face way like Hermione, but in a much more subtle, meaningful way. She can see the things that no one else can - not only Wrackspurts and nargles but also emotions and dreams and things that a lot of people don't even recognize. And she's also, in her own way, even more courageous than Harry, though she's not in Gryffindor. In fact, she proves that you don't have to be a Gryffindor to be courageous. I think a combination of her and Annabeth is the ideal to which I aspire.
So, that's the name.
Now, I will not tell you my real name, but as a code name or as signing off (though I don't, usually) you can address me as Luna. It's a code name with my friends, because, like I said, I love Luna.
As a rule, I don't really deviate from canon. Neville/Luna shipping is one exception, but even then, I just don't write them after Hogwarts (because I really believe they had a relationship sometime during Neville's sixth or seventh year). But I generally have trouble reading or writing AU or ships that don't fit with what the book says. I know that fan fiction is not about playing by the rules, but I just have a great deal of trouble with that.
What I like to do is explore perspective. My story From Different Eyes (well, it's not really a story) will probably never be finished because there are so many perspectives to explore and scenes to view from different eyes. But I love trying to get into Hermione's head, or Luna's (I spend half my life there anyway), or anyone's except Harry's, really, just to try and see what's there, to imagine what they might have been thinking.
I also don't generally write long fanfiction stories. I get bored of them too easily. Most of my stories will be either one-or two-shots, or essay-type-things like Ruminations on Luna. So, generally, if something seems complete once you've read the first chapter, there's no need to follow it - I probably won't continue. And if it says "Complete" at the bottom, you can be positive that I won't continue, unless I leave a warning for an epilogue in the Author's Note or something.
Another thing I don't do very often is respond to reviews. I'm sorry, I just get too lazy, and I especially don't do it in the Author's Note. Generally, the only ones I respond to are the ones that point out specific parts of the story, ask questions, or give critique (though I'm thin-skinned and don't appreciate flames). So, if you have reviewed on a story of mine but haven't gotten a response, I really do appreciate your review.
Well, that should be all you need to know about me to understand my writing. And really, you shouldn't need this at all, and probably won't even read it, but there it is, just so it's out there. In case any of my wonderful readers want to know a little more about me.
Much love to all the other bookworms out there,