Author has written 6 stories for Slayers, Crucible, Tales of Symphonia, and Harry Potter.
I am not dead! Though school + work = enough stress that I literally came much closer to it than desirable. Now that necessary healing as been, for the most part, completed, I am able to turn my thoughts once again to the creative sphere.
I would sincerely like to thank anyone still interested in Trading My Sorrows. I fully intend on updating the story, I promise I am NOT discontinuing it! My poor beta reader is having internet woes, so I might post the "interlude" chapter I have as a sort of "thanks I'm still alive please keep reading!" sort of thing soon unbeta'd. I don't want to pressure her, but I feel that it's long past time to update somehow. I'd also love to update the earlier chapters (1-8) to match my incredible change in style in chapters 9-13, but hesitate to do so because I don't know if reviews will be lost. If anyone knows the ins and outs of this, do let me know. :)
In update news, chapter 14 is less of an utter mess than before, but is still quite messy as I sort and sift through what I've written and try to find what to keep and what to toss. I sincerely apologise that I left it off for so long, but TRADING MY SORROWS HAS NOT BEEN STOPPED. IT WILL CONTINUE. Eventually. ;)
Trading My Sorrows: Working on it, but, as it turns into more of a joint spiritual journey (me exploring/discovering more about my faith along with Severus), unfortunately updates probably won't be too often. Coupled with school duties and the desperate need to get a job, I hope you understand.
My latent adoration of Sherlock Holmes has been rekindled by the recent movie (loved it! saw it 3 times!), and a couple of fanfics for that are floating around my fanfiction folder. If I ever have time, and learn how to balance it once I capture some, I just might post the shorter humourous one - providing, of course, that I ever actually finish it. :)
I'm thinking that a sequel to Spring is in the Air is probably not going to happen, however much I'd like to, since I have so many original works in progress that I'd like to devote my time to. Those stories, coupled with school and the endless hunt for the elusive beast known as A Job, overshadow any sequel I'd like to write. Sorry for anyone who wanted to see a sequel! :(
For anyone interested I am ShadowBallad, the fan of Harry Potter, espeically Severus Snape.
A few things about me...I'm a college upteenth-year-waiting-for-them-to-offer-classes-I-need-to-graduate student majoring in English and minoring in History. Needless to say, classwork and the need of a job often overshadow fanfiction writing, so if I haven't updated in forever (which for me is not so rare a thing), that is probably why. :D I also like anime and general fantasy, which I write in whatever spare time I manage to scrounge up. I also have developed the habit of writing using the British spelling of words, though I am American. It annoys my professors, so the habit is good for something. :D
My favourite Harry Potter pairing is Minerva x Severus. ... Yes I'm weird. If you read my story Spring is in the Air, maybe you'll become weird too.
I have also rekindled my latent adoration of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, after having seen the new movie 3 times in theatres and purchased the complete collection - all 56 short stories and 4 novels. :)
Reviews make me so happy! You have no idea how warm and fuzzy a review in the inbox makes me feel! Okay, so maybe you do, but pleeeeeeeeeease review if you read! It gives us writers motivation and good critiques help us improve. If you feel you must flame me, please be polite about it!
HBP spoilers ahead, don't read if you haven't finished Book 6!
I still believe in Snape. He has always been and will forever continue to be my favourite character. I have several theories about why he did what he did, and what will happen next, etcetera. However, they are all just crackpot theories, so to speak. JKR just better not kill him, otherwise I shall have to kill her! Mwahahahaha!
Well, I guess that's all I have to say...cheers!
DH spoilers ahead, don't read if you haven't finished Book 7!
Bwahahahahaha, I was right! Snape was good! Except...er...he sort of died...and that made me mad/distraght there for a while. The book overall was incredibly good - loved the whole concept of Wizarding fairy tales and the Deathly Hallows themselves - but she bloody killed off so many people! Besides Snape, I was most angry when she killed Fred. That's just wrong. I am a twin, and even the thought of my twin dying just...I don't even want to think about it. I could imagine what pain George was enduring after that. I think The Prince's Tale was the best chapter ever written (I'm a Snape fan, what can I say?), but at the same time it's a bit disturbing that he loved Lily so obsessively (while also being incredibly laudible, as it proved he could love just as mush as or even more deeply than those around him who thought he was a heartless bastard). One of the best scenes was Mrs. Weasley killing Bellatrix! Oh yeah, I was just WAITING for someone to off that horrid woman, and the fact that it was Mrs. Weasley simply surprised me. Oh, and speaking of killing, I was also angry that Lupin died! My immediate thought after finishing the book was, Oh, lovely, now both my favourite male characters are dead. At least McGonagall survived; I would have had a fit if she didn't, as that would mean ALL my favourite characters died, which would have been bloody awful.
Anywho, sad that the series is over, sad that two of my faves died, but still adamant in writing fan fiction about JKR's amazing world.
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