Whelp, here I am.
I won't waffle on about my whole life story and a gajillion other things (god knows I never bother reading profile essays so I'll spare you the task this time 'round)
so short and to the point
I reside in a wonderful little country one stop over from Antarctica- known as New Zealand. Shout out to all my Kiwi and Aussie bros! (and sisters too ya!)
My biggest passions are animals, art and stories, combine all three and you get graphic novels! (But any standalone one is also equally awesome)
My username is referring to the time of day when I sometimes hear magpies singing at my house, when the sun has more or less just risen but is shrouded in fog, then you hear this beautiful warbling echoing out of the mist- very magical!
I've been stalking this site for more or less a year now (or two, who's counting?) as my earlier reaction to the term 'fanfiction' was no I don't want to read porn of other people's characters", however after going against every instinct I had at the time, I checked out someone's story on DeviantArt linking me to this site and read their story (a Bleach fanfic) and I. Was. Astounded. It was (and still is) one of the best stories I have ever read, and it completely changed my view on fanfiction (well, most of it anyway, people will still ship what they like... and write stuff accordingly) and now here I am, finally opening up a word document and pouring out my own ideas and 'what ifs' and headcannons- and I would like to take a moment (I promise this will be over soon, just one more minute!) to thank anyone who has ever written a fanfic- wether it was a 100-word-oneshot or something akin to the world dictionary- you are all brewing your thoughts and painting them out simply for the enjoyment of doing so and sharing with others- and all of you have inspired me to now do the same (like, finally :P ) So thank you, writers, for serving as a means of expressiveness and enjoyment today, and the inspiration for tomorrow. Thank you, readers, who act as the grateful recipients and guiding hands for anyone and everyone who is brave enough to put a bit of themselves out into the world. And lastly, thank you- for whatever reason or decision that resulted in you reading my profile here today- in this moment- thank you. To know that someone has had a laugh, or considered a strange theory, or even had a bad day made just that much more bearable- that is what makes me happy, and I will continue (continue what? have I even started yet..? ah well, you get the picture) to paint my worlds and map my scenarios with this in mind. If you can take one thing from all this- I would want it to be either that the next time you read a story that made you laugh, or cry or perhaps think of a way something could have been done better- tell the author! Wether it's just a simple "Haha, I loved that line!" or "I think your story would flow a lot better if you made who said what dialogue a bit clearer" it really makes all the difference! The second thing I hope you may take (I said 'either' didn't I?) would be the next time you're staring out a window floating in a fantasy, or considering how person A would act if put into X situation with the personality and history you know them to have- then considering how they would act- any little idea, no matter how small you may think it is, write it down. Write it down or record it or doodle it around the margins of your refill notes in class or scribbled on your hand- because that is a spark. And as someone- whom I have never met face to face or even know their real-life name- has shown me all too recently, all you need is a little bit of help, the tiniest hint of encouragement, a nudge in the right direction- and that spark can light a fire that will burn bright and beautiful until the day you die.
I'd like to finish with a quote- but then there's so many that could be appropriate I don't know which one to pick! So I'll settle with a good 'ol simple one that applies to anyone and everyone- "If you only say one prayer your whole life, thank you is enough" Because remember the butterfly effect- that one small comment or note, just telling someone you appreciate their story and the time they took to write it- though it may not seem like much, it will make a world of difference