Author has written 57 stories for Ninja Turtles, X-Men: The Movie, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Well, I'm baaaaack.
And rather than paste my old bio here again, I'm going with a new one.
By now, I think everyone knows that my kids were instrumental with introducing me to the TMNT's; first with the cartoons and then when the movies came out back in the early 1990's. After they forced my hand to take them to see the live-action version of these engaging characters, it didn't take much prodding after that for me to attend the other two screenings. I was hooked!
In any event, long after my kids outgrew their fetish for mutated ninja turtles, back in 2003 I rediscovered the TMNT's. I had wondered if anyone would resurrect them again and make another movie and after googling TMNT's, I found a slew of fan fiction stories. Of course, everyone knows by now that the new movie (CGI-rich, no less) made it back onto the big screen again in March of 2007, with its 25th anniversary this year, in 2009, but at the time when I first web surfed for them, making a fourth movie was just an idea. Eventually, I found a site that archived stories, where hundreds of would-be authors stored their creative juices. That site is no longer functioning and, so, in time, I found Fan Fiction.
After reading several stories, there was one particular arc (or universe) that caught my attention. With that said, I credit Wendy Peabody - author of the Rahab descendent series - with inspiring my first fic, Yosutebito Daughter. Of course, there were other notable authors who influenced me, too, such as Leah Nardo, Green Willow, Sue Sitler, Kim Garvin, and a seemingly long line of other writers that would arguably take a couple of weeks to acknowledge, if I chose to do so.
After asking permission from Wendy to use her OC's from her aforementioned Rahab series to write Yosutebito Daughter, I dove headlong into the world of fan fiction. As it turned out, YD became quite a long story and - I have to admit - my OC, Gabriella, is very Mary Sue-ish. At the time, I didn't have a clue what a Mary Sue was, so for that I think I can be forgiven. In any event, although I decided to leave the story as is; at the very least to demonstrate how writing can evolve, I've been recently revamping that fic. It will change some, too, although I don't know at this updating of my profile just how much. Hopefully, my writing and the storyline wil have improved just a tad. :0)
As time permits, I will add to the profile page in chronological order the list of stories I have written featuring Gabby, which will of course include Wendy's works, with links.
As I became more involved with FF, to show my appreciation for this site as well as for another site that I frequent - Stealthy Stories, three years ago (as of January 2009) I took up the reins for the FanFiction Compeition, managing the end-of-year awards. With talented help from a variety of volunteers, I've succeeded in doing so without getting hauled off to the loony bin. It was an awesome job to have, too, albeit it did get a little crazy around my house during that time. After my third-go-round, though, I decided to share the 'fun' with others and allowed someone else to take over. I believe Pi90katana is doing the 2008 comp.
For those of you so inclined to review any of my feeble stories, feel free to offer constructive criticism. Although I do enjoy praise, I believe that one cannot grow or improve with that alone - sort of like having to eat cheesecake all the time. It just wouldn't promote good health. LOL
So, without further adieu, I will leave you with some of my favorite quotes (more to be added as I find them, too!)...
Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate!
And a slew from C.S. Lewis -
A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.
Can a mortal ask questions to which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
I gave in, and admitted that God was God.
The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
Here are a few good quotes from a newsletter I receive every quarter from Mystery Tea Party's 'Tea Tips' -
The nicest thing about the future is it always starts tomorrow.
If you don’t have a sense of humor, you probably don’t have any sense at all.
Don’t “go” through life – “grow” through life.
AND now, for my current FAVORITE quote, as of November 18, 2008, here is one from my favorite author...Dean Koontz -
“I spend most of my time writing novels; which of course are lies sold for fun and profit.”
Yet, last but not least, I must share my own quote. Here tis...
"Just because you're old, doesn't mean you can't throw a temper tantrum!" :0)
And, sad to say, I am old and I've ‘performed’ a few of these tamtrums during my lifetime! LOL
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