Author has written 13 stories for Yu-Gi-Oh, and Lord of the Rings.
Formerly known as Katya Motou.
I'm both old and new here. I first began writing fics under the name Katya in 2001-2. That account was deactivated in 2003, and thus, this one was born! All but one of my old stories have been reposted. That one story is completely lost, though :( I fell completely out of the YGO fandom in 2003-4, and didn't look back until May of this year...I still can't completely explain how I fell back into it after so long, but I'm rolling with it and it DOES feel great to be writing again!
My new stories start with His Other Half. My writing style has changed a LOT since 2004, as has the content of my stories (definitely for the better, if I may say so...I'm not a huge fan of my old works). I am still a fan of Yugi, but I draw inspiration from more than just him now.
Fandom: Yu-Gi-Oh! (original series/Duel Monsters; I'm really not a fan of the spin-offs)
Favorite pairings: Puzzleshipping, Rivalshipping and Prideshipping (if it's well done)
One note I'd like to make regarding Puzzleshipping: It has always seemed to me that Yugi and Yami, particularly in the Japanese episodes that don't have their dialogue 4Kids-ed, share a very deep emotional bond. Whether that bond is romantic or not is up to each person to decide, but their bond goes way beyond the normal bounds of friendship, in my opinion.
About my general writing: I don't usually write outright romance stories. I'm a bit awkward with it, to be honest, though I love reading stories that are heavily romantic. Even my stories that have an "official" pairing are extremely mild. One of these days, I plan on pushing myself out of that box, but that day hasn't arrived just yet.
Depending on what I feel like writing about, I could stick to/build on canon or go way, way off. It just depends on the inspiration!
I also generally stick to angst in varying degrees. I also love READING angst. Give me good, hardcore emotional drama - particularly Yugi-centric - and I'm happy as a clam. ;) However, I love seeing the humor in the show. Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged is one of the funniest 'net shows I've ever seen, and I adore it. There's a lot of crack in the show WITHOUT help from YGOTAS, though, and I think it makes it all the more fun to laugh at it. :D
On-going projects: None at the moment
Completed stories/one-shots (current): Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, His Other Half, Somnium Atrum, Quisnam Sum Quisnam Es, To The Victor Go The Spoils (multi-chapter fic), Just A Dream
Old stories (in order of my own preference): Void of Tears, Running Again, Stuck in the Limelight, Angelus Fletus Est, Contra Ipsum (discontinued), Boku wa Natsukashimu Desu (discontinued), Halloween Insanity (first fic ever; lots of crack, stupidity and silliness. Read at your own risk!), Rima Ai Peredhil (my one and only foray into a non-YGO fandom)