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Author has written 13 stories for Kingdom Hearts.
I guess the most important fact should go here: I was the KentANIMEted Society President 2010/11. Anyone heading over to the University of Kent (in Canterbury, England), feel free to message me via here if you have questions or just want a general chat about what uni and/or the soc is like. /end plug/
(Please Note that I don't follow the rules of "seme going in front of uke" when stating yaoi OR yuri pairings in summaries. I like to surprise people when and where I can with the relationship dynamics.)
Arashi No Rakuen (lit: The Garden of the Storm)- Based upon Eastern mythology, predominantly Japanese mythology, and the idea of transforming, enchanted lover fairytales (i.e. Swan Maiden, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, etc). Cloud, a village outcast for his strange appearance, is sacrificed to Arashi no Kami, the lion-headed dragon god of storms, in hope that the typhoon that plagues his village will be stopped. Believing that he will die at sea, Cloud soon finds himself in the storm god's realm, rescued by the god himself... only to find out that the feared god is only a child. So begins his time in the strange realm, not realising that his fate is tied tightly to the child god Squall and his mysterious hotoke koukennin Leon... or that there is more to the child and adult than meets the eye. On going. No chapter limit; it ends when it ends. A chance for me to test out fairytale writing skills. Currently on hiatus, but I spend a lot of time staring at the current document willing words to appear.
Kingdom Knight- It's just pure, unadulterated parody of the magical girl genre. Basically making fun of characters in frilly outfits and some characters being despairing of what they've been put into. I call this: my guilty pleasure. Ongoing, and probably sporadically updated like AnR. Will try to only be as long as a normal PreCure season ((42 episodes on average)).
Whispers of the Sea - currently the more frequently updated fic. It's a pirate themed story, takes a lot of inspiration from history (Enlightenment Era again) and well, its just a bit of fun really.
Hands- a small novella that I'm planning on finishing at some point within this year. 3 chapters maximum. Zemyx.
First- A Zemyx oneshot.
Pyrophobia- An AkuRoku oneshot.
Ice and Flowers- A (rather embarrassingly bad) VexMar oneshot.
Not Your Usual Fairytale- A Soriku oneshot (which I'm proud of as its the pairing I find hardest to write for some reason)
On the Way to a Smile- A modern AU with Cloud and Leon's relationship. Cloud's a single father who works as a cop; Leon's a kid that's run away from home. It's not so much a romance right now due to Leon's age in the story currently, but like a good wine it gets better with age. Same reason as above; lost the momentum. Not sure if I'll pick it up again.
Ever After- The follow-up to Heart Under Siege. It's set in the same universe as Heart Under Siege, only it takes place 3000 years later (so a lot has changed) and the roles are reversed (you'll know what I mean). Chapter Aim: 50 or less. ON HOLD because trying to get back into swing of it... trying and failing (sorry!)
I am currently toying with the idea of rebooting it. Don't get your hopes up though; it might not happen.
My Fave Games:
My Fave Manga:
-"Tell him fine, there's no way I'm dying before you do, you morally bankrupt Colonel with a God complex." - Edward Elric, FullMetal Alchemist (anime version. Manga version I have not got)
-"Oh it wasn't just me. If you want to thank the grand architect of this look to your left" (Barbossa, Elizabeth and Jack look to their left)- POTC3
There is more but I need to refer to them again. I have the memory of a funnel lol
2 things I can't stand:
And one other thing I can't stand: DO NOT BE RUDE TO ME ABOUT MY UPDATING SPEED OR STORY PACE. You are not writing the story, you are not living my life OUTSIDE of fanfiction. Also don't act like you know better; I know for a fact that any person who tries to act like they know what they are doing are often the ones leaving anonymous reviews (cowards).
The People I Am Inspired By:
I was very bored when I did this, and I couldn't sleep:
THE KH SURVEY
(Please copy and paste this onto your profile and answer the questions! Spread the KH fever!)
SECTION ONE: The "Favorite" Questions
1. Your favorite KH guy?
Hmm, well, for the sake of probably being able to relate to him the most, probably Sora (though Roxas comes in close second)
2. Your favorite KH girl?
Kairi. But only when she's fourteen because she's such a kickass tomboy. In KH2 (when she's fifteen) she bugged the hell outta me. It changed to be a tossup between Namine (shy-and-sweet) and Larxene (butt-kicking-ass-whipping-chick)
3. Your least favorite KH guy? Why?
Ansem the Wise. Unfortunately I know his voice actor, Christopher Lee, as Salumon the White, and he made me LOATHE the character even more than I did when I read the Lord of the Rings. That doesn't mean I hate him.
4. Your least favorite KH girl? Why?
Olette. It's her voice actor. And the fact that orange is my least favourite colour
5. Favorite World? (Includes both KH1 and KH2)
Tough one. KH1 I liked Halloween Town the most, mostly because I was staring at the sheer awesomeness of Sora's Halloween attire and the fact that Jack Skellington was part of the team. KH2 however, Timeless River won me over. I'm a sucker for old-fashioned cartoons XD
On a side note, Port Royal was quite close to taking pole position in KH2. CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW!
6. Least Favorite World?
Without a doubt its Atlantica. The controls were really iffy in KH1 (so much so that I just did the healing and let Ariel and Goofy do the bashing) and the KH2 version of Atlantica was just a bunch of minigames even though they FIXED the controls. ARRRRRGHHHHH!
7. Favorite Weapon? (Includes both KH1 and KH2)
For Keyblades, I liked Sleeping Lion the most (since Squall/Leon is my fave FF character outside of KH, and Leo is my star sign, hence I like lions :) ). However, I am afraid Demyx's sitar takes the biscuit, for the sheer reason THAT HE KEEPS PWNING ME WITH IT!! DX And they say he's not a strong fighter
8. Least Favorite Weapon?
Without a shadow of a doubt it will be Xemnas "lightsabres". Seriously, couldn't have Squeenix put a leetle more thought into his weapons (and I'm surprise George Lucas or whoever hasn't claimed copyright of the idea of lightsabre O_O )
9. Fav. Summon? (includes both KH1 and KH2)
Again, it's a tough one. I like Genie since he was easy to control, but I also like Bambi because he gives you nice orbs and munny and magic bubbles, but I also like Mushu because he was (literally) a blast to use, but I also like Tinkerbell because she saved my ass in the Maleficent Dragon Boss Fight, but I also like Stitch because he's cute but I also like...(etc etc etc)
Honestly, it's easier to tell you the ones I didn't like. Two: Chicken Little and Simba (I did not understand how the hell I was supposed to use them effectively!!)
10. Fav. Form? (aka. Sora's Forms)
Probably Master Form. It's fun being able to have the benefits of Valor form while still being able to use magic.
11. Favorite Pairing? (includes yaoi coupling) Why?
Really? What about yuri couplings? Do they not count? XD
Yaoi: OK, I like -takes deep breath- (and please note that I put uke's name's first for the sake of ease in same sex couples) Cloud/Leon, Leon/Cloud, Roxas/Axel, Riku/Sora, Sora/Riku (go figure), Zexion/Demyx, Demyx/Axel, to a degree Axel/Demyx (I like Demyx as the sort of "puppy" seme), Sora/Roxas/Sora, Zexion/Roxas (heh heh teenage kicks) and Saix/Xemnas
Hetero: The list is a little bit shorter here. I like Sora/Kairi (but only the KH1 world I'm afraid), Roxas/Namine, Marluxia/Larxene (but let's be honest; Larxene would be wearing the pants, wouldn't she), Cloud/Aerith, Leon/Aerith, Cloud/Tifa and...well, that's it really (woman seem to be a rare species in the KH world...)
Yuri: And this is probably even shorter! I like Aerith/Tifa, Namine/Kairi, and...-blink- I'm afraid that's it. The problem with Larxene is that she'd probably MAIM her vic- lover.
And Olette I just hate. I don't even want to pair her up with Fuu. (As for Xion, the new character, I don't really know much about her yet to decide)
12. Least Fav. Pairing? (includes yaoi couples) Why?
I am open to all possibilities. However, I kinda find it hard to imagine some of the real baddy-baddies being with the really goody-goodies (i.e. Xemnas and Sora will never EVER be entering my mind. Nu huh. No way)
13. Any cool crack pairings you've heard of? List 'em.
Well, for the simple reason that Zack doesn't even APPEAR in the KH series, I'd say that the pairing of Zack/Cloud/Leon (with the uke in the middle) is pretty cool (heck, it's my OT3)
Actually, tbh, the most crackiest-crack pairing is the Zemyx pairing. So crack, in fact, its cannon.
14. Weirdest Pairing(s) You've Ever Heard Of?
Hmm...-thinks- I'm open-minded, but a pairing only seems weird to me if there's no logical explanation as to why two characters gel together
15. Any "Kh-pet-peeves" you have?
I hate it when people make Axel to be some crazy goofball. I just want to scream "HE IS A PYROMANIAC, SLIGHTLY KAMIKAZE ASSASSIN IN DISGUISE WHO WILL KILL MEMBERS OF HIS OWN ORGANIZATION IN ORDER TO GET THE JOB DONE! ARGH!" Though, again, this is only in stories when character development is null and void.
I hate it when Roxas is made out to be some emo. OK, he does have an emo-tastic theme tune, and he does seem to philosophize or ponder a little too much for his own good, but he is, in essence, still a part of Sora, who is (to be perfectly honest) a goofball at best (with moments of maturity and immaturity)
I grumble a little bit at Xion. Yes, I know I said that I don't really know her so I can't really judge, but you have to agree that she is a Mary Sue. Maybe the first ACTUAL Mary Sue Squeenix has ever made. She is probably, and I quote from one artist from deviantart, 'the sueiest Sue that ever Sued'. God, I am going to sound like a hypocrite...-has written characters that were bordering on Mary-Suedom-
I also hate hate HATE Kairi's sudden change of personality in KH2. Where was all that fire from KH1?! Where was that tomboy that I knew she was deep down?! Where was the girl that would cry out "Sora you lazybum!!"?! WHERE WHERE WHERE?! -head meets desk- I also didn't like the fact that they gave her a very girly Keyblade. How on earth was that ABOMINATION supposed to strike terror and fear in the absent hearts of the enemy?!
Oh yeah, and the Atlantica levels irked me. The controls were iffy in KH1, they fixed them but didn't even bother to put them into practice in KH2 (I mean, what was the point of having the Dolphin Kick if one was contained in that valley?)
16. Fav. Partner in KH? (includes both KH1 and KH2)
It's a toss-up. It's between Ariel (because she saved my life many a time in Atlantica) and Beast (because he just plain RULES)
SECTION TWO: Do you believe it, or not believe it?
17. Do you believe in the Xemnas/Saix theory!
I don't know what the Xemnas/Saix theory is, but they deserve each other. So yes.
18. Do you believe that Zexion is emo?
No. I think he's more of an intellectual recluse who (like Demyx) is probably more suited to reconnaissance work than getting into an actual brawl
19. Do you believe that Marluxia is gay?
Even though I pair him up with Larxene (and sometimes Vexen if I can work the nerve too), I do think he's gay (or very very camp)
20. Do you believe that Kairi is the most annoying character in KH?
In KH2, A Thousand Times Yes
SECTION THREE: Answer Yourself!
21. If Roxas had to choose either Namine or Olette, who would you root for? Why?
Namine. I hate Olette.
22. What's your theory on KH: Birth by Sleep?
OK -deep breath-
I know people are saying that Terra, Xehanort's heartless and Xemnas are all one in the same but I find it a little difficult to believe. While I understand that Terra can get "Heartless Eyes" and his hairstyle is more or less the same as the Heartless and Nobody versions of Xehanort, the fact remains is that Terra's skin would have had to have darken considerably to even take on the name Xehanort. In a flashback in KH2, Xehanort the Apprentice had dark skin.
So what I say is that Master Xehanort's Dark Keyblade Wielder (for now, let's call him Zero) could have, possibly, been cloned from Master Xehanort AND Terra, since Zero and Terra seem to have the same build as each other (so maybe, actually, Zero is a Terra Replica, since the outfit Zero wears is identical to the one Riku (at a point) and Riku Replica wear). And thus, "Xehanort" the Apprentice, Xehanort's Heartless and Xemnas came to be later down the line.
I know that Ven's identity is going to play a big part in Birth by Sleep, but so far, from what I've seen, I'm not sure what it could be. And Aqua, there's not much on her either. I'm praying that she isn't going to be some damsel character.
23. Was Chain of Memories a waste of time?
No opinion. I never played the game. For the story, the plot was intriguing.
24. If you had the choice of meeting ONE (and ONLY ONE!) KH character, who would it be?
Probably Demyx. I'd feel more comfortable around him XD
25. Which KH character do you relate to the most? Why?
Probably a mixture of Sora and Roxas. I am hyper at most, and a bit of a random goofball, but I do have my moments where I calm down and think (I've got to XD)
26. What's the most embarrassing moment that ever happened to you that had something to do with KH?
My brother had said some rather rude comment during a Sephiroth battle, about his "ass-poker" of a weapon. My mom and grandma came into the room at that point. Chaos ensued.
27. Have you ever cosplayed as a KH character? If so, who? If not, who would you like to cosplay as?
I'm getting a Squall/Leon cosplay together, but it'll most likely be his Dissidia costume. The KH character I'd like to cosplay the most would be Roxas or Zexion. I'd rather buy the organization cloak though (and if possible not in leather. I find it uncomfortable)
28. The Funniest Moment in all of KH would be...?
1."Silence, Traitor!" I was like DOUBLE-YOO-TEE-EFF DEMYX?! WHAT HAPPENED?!
29. The Hardest Enemy/Boss was...?
Sephiroth. I have still not yet defeated him. Though Xehanort's Heartless without the assistance of Goofy and Donald was pretty hard.
30. What was a good edition in KH2 that made it oh-so-addictive?
13 Characters in the Organization, and addition of other major characters, Sora finally getting fashionable, the chance to have Riku as a team member, New Worlds (especially Port Royal, Beasts Castle and Timeless River), Minnie and her pwnsome Faith attack, the fact that you didn't have to run gauntlets in order to get to other worlds in the gummi ship multiple times unless you had the warp ability, Captain Jack Sparrow, the fact that there seemed more boys and girls and thus becoming a yaoi gold mine...I think that's about it
SECTION FOUR: Decisions, Decisions...
Note: You MUST only choose one! "Both" or "Neither" in unacceptable!!
31. Hayner or Pence?
32. Zexion or Marluxia?
33. Riku or Roxas?
Tough, but Roxas
34. Roxas or Sora?
Grah, why do you mock me?! Roxas
35. Axel or Demyx?
36. Kairi or Larxene?
Larxene (Kairi is half and half unfortunately)
37. AkuRoku or SoRiku?
AkuRoku. It's hot.
38. Namixas or Namiku?
39. Zemyx or AkuRoku?
AkuRoku (I love Zemyx, but I found AkuRoku first)
40. SoKai or SoRiku?
Sorry Kairi. SoRiku
41.Sea Salt Ice Cream or Paopu Fruit?
Paopu Fruit (though a friend told me Sea Salt Ice Cream does taste nice)
42. Cloud or Leon
Leon. I like men who have a sense of responsibility. Besides, I've found that I can comfortably write him in any way possible O_O weird
43. CloTi of Clerith?
CloTi. Tifa was Cloud's first crush after all XD
44. Simple and Clean or Passion?
Passion. Best Theme Song Ever
SECTION FIVE: The Last Section!!
45. List all the KH character you've fallen for. (This includes Final Fantasy charcter as well)
Sora (he'll always be a sweetie), Roxas (because he is cute), Leon (I like responsible men XD), Cloud (I only really got to know him better though in FF7), Riku (it was eventual, like most romantic relationships), Axel (Quinton Flynn, you made me a very very happy girl with the death scene), Demyx (though you freaked me out with your sudden burst of bipolarity) and Zexion (who I wish I got to know more about, you recluse). Namine eventually grew on me, but I ended up liking Larxene for the fact she wasn't going to take any nonsense and let anyone else boss her around. Kairi, however, I will only ever like her KH1 personality.
46. What crossovers would you like to see with KH?
I'd like to see some more FF crossovers (FF12 more since it was the first proper FF game I bought for the PS2) but I would love it if KH was crossed over with some of Square Enix's other ventures such as the Mana Series, The World Ends with You and so on
47. Does anyone in KH look like another character? List 'em all!
Roxas and Sora (duh), Kairi and Namine and Xion (treble duh) and for the love of the freaking lord of games AXEL IS PRACTICALLY THE CARBON CLONE OF RENO!! XD
48. Which new KH game can you abosolutely NOT wait for?
Birth by Sleep and 358/2 Days. I'm saving up for the PSP just to get Birth By Sleep (and Crisis Core...and a few DVDs)
49. Do you like KH1 or KH2 better? Why?
KH2. It had better graphics, the characters had matured (some more unwelcoming than others), new worlds were open and a majority of the characters that make the Kingdom Hearts universe were introduced.
50. LAST QUESTION! What makes Kingdom Hearts one of the best games in the world!?
See Answer 30. And also because it just is (until FF13 and FFVersus13 comes out XD)
Plus, it's scientifically proven to be good for the heart, soul and gall bladder.
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