Author has written 27 stories for Mario, Legend of Zelda, Yu-Gi-Oh, Star Fox, NCIS, and Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles.
(4-16-14): Hey guys! I know I've been very inactive lately. School's been hectic and I've been in a bit of a writing slump.
But I did want to let you guys know that I do have a story I've been working on since around the beginning of the year, and I have a couple others planned. Although, I am removing "The Amazing Race: Mushroom World", but I'm going to try to work on a new Amazing Race story in a new setting based on the stories I have in the works.
Also, I'm lazier than I should be in terms of proofreading. So please, if you notice something you believe to be an error (be it spelling, grammar or whatever), sent me a PM and let me know.
Just a small note to anyone who reads my Yu-Gi-Oh fanfics: I want to point out that the duels in my stories are actually played out with actual cards and written the way they happen. So, if someone appears particularly weak in a chapter of my story, that's just how the cards decided to let the duel play out (With the exception being the final duel in "The Legend of Zelda: Heart of the Cards", which I wanted to play out a certain way)
And for anyone who wants to read my fanfics in order, here's an official timeline of every fic I have posted here (aside from "The Fate of James McCloud" and "Yu-Gi-Oh: Tournament of Chaos"):
The Amazing Race I: Nintendo Edition
Supposed "Rules of Fanfiction" that I don't really agree with:
1) There's a million of Plot A and Plot B stories out there. Don't write another clone - That's just a bad attitude to have. Sure, there may be a dozen Super Mario Edition "The Amazing Race" fanfictions out there, but that shouldn't mean you can't write one. Every writer has a different take on it. Even if three writers use five or six of the same characters, all three of those writers will have a different style of writing, a different take on those characters, and different ways those characters will interact with each other and other characters as well.
2) No OCs if you're a beginner - This is a FANFICTION site. And what's one of the biggest things that draws people to writing fanfiction (In my opinion)? Adding their own original characters. You should never let anyone tell you that you can't add in your own OCs. That's half of what fanfiction is about. Though I do agree that OCs should be balanced. Don't make them immortal. "Oh but I don't want to kill off my OC" you might say. Okay then, avoid writing them into a situation that includes almost certain death.
3) No Author Inserts - That's literally the stupidest fanfiction rule I've heard. Like what I mentioned above about adding OCs being something that draws people to writing fanfiction, adding yourself as an OC is another big appealing factor about fanfiction writing (I know this was true for me). That's probably what lured you to it in the first place: Writing about your adventures side by side with your favorite anime/tv show/video game character. If you want to write yourself into your fanfictions, by all means, GO FOR IT! It shouldn't matter if you're a total beginner at fanfiction writing or someone who's been writing fanficion for ten years. Though, like with all OCs, make sure they're balanced (I'm probably guilty of this one myself, so it might be a case of 'Do as I say, not as I do')
Some tips I do agree with however:
Proofread - This is another one I'm HORRIBLY guilty of, simply out of sheer laziness. I type fast, but I think faster, and sometimes my brain gets ahead of my fingers and I skip a word or two. I'll try to be better about this in the future.
Stick fairly close to canon - It's not terribly bad to stray a little bit from the canon of something, like for example, making a character a little bit nicer than usual, or a tad meaner than usual. But don't turn a good guy completely bad or a bad guy completely good. And it's cool to pair an OC up with someone from the fandom, but don't break up a canon couple to put your OC with them. Also, don't shatter canon couples and then re-arrange them.
On that subject, remember this:
CANON is what's generally accepted to be true by a fictional work's fanbase, or is what's essentially stated to be true.
CANNON is a weapon. Simple as that. (It's also a dude's last name, but I digress)
Please, don't get the two mixed up. Especially if you're putting "Tips for Good Writing" on your profile and you're telling people to stick to Canon.
And above all, HAVE FUN! Don't write for the reviews you might get, write because you want to! I'm the biggest culprit of this one. I tend to worry about how many hits and reviews I'm going to get on a story, especially more lately, as I've been writing here for about ten years. But seriously, write what you want because you want to and enjoy it and don't worry as much about what other people are gonna think.
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