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Author has written 2 stories for Prince of Tennis.
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Then, I'll tell you a little about me:
I have been dabbling in fanfiction writing for around 12 years now. How old am I? Let's just say mid-twenties. (No, I'm not ashamed to admit my age range, since I write and research these things with the intention to create quality works directed at younger audiences in the future - which is why you may see me take common cliches and themes then put spins on them. Must reel them in first, right?)
I mostly write OCs and plot-driven romance, and pairings with canon characters who are not (relatively) fully developed in canon. Perhaps I am lazy in creating my own universe with original stories, or perhaps I like the challenge of fabricating my own story within set confines of a fanfiction.
This is not my primary account, but I am taking a long hiatus from my primary account to work on this fanfic, 'Someone Like You'. I will link this account back to my primary when I've completed this story. What is my other penname? Hehe. It's a secret.
I am feminist.
If there is one defining feature I want to be remembered by in my writing, it is by that.
That isn't to say I think every female protagonist should be tomboyish like Shizuka, because strength can come in different forms: Ability, mentality, emotionality. A trap that many people fall into when they see the word 'feminist' is to assume that the person in question is all about independence, vengeance, witty retorts, and unconventionality. In my humble opinion, whether a story can inspire feminism has little to do with the protagonist herself. Rather, it is whether the writing can challenge some of the issues taken for granted in some reader minds. For instance, does the story recognize some of the double-standards females face in society? Does it promote the goal of self-fulfillment rather than self-sacrifice? Does it illustrate a mutually benefiting relationship in romance, or an unhealthy co-dependency where one partner cannot function without the other?
As mentioned above, a writer can challenge any of those things regardless of what kind of protagonist is used (I chose someone like Shizuka mainly due to plot device that will reveal later on). What matters is the ultimate message a writer sends by the writing of and resolving of conflicts. There are young audiences on this site, let's do our best in exposing them to different questions and points of view.
That being said, I do welcome questions, comments, discussions you may want to have with me via PMs. I am actually a lot friendlier than how I present myself here, haha. I'll be happy to discuss storytelling methods, plot development, feminist viewpoints with you if you'd like, though beware that I'll respectfully decline any invitation to read someone else's story. I apologize; between my courses at school and my own story, there isn't enough mental power left, haha.
I appreciate those of you who have offered your support by either fav'ing or by lending a word of encouragement through reviews! It makes me feel I'm on the right track, still :)
That's all I have to say for now! Enjoy your writing!