Author has written 17 stories for Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Hellboy.
Name: "kamikaze djali"
Why I'm here: Stress relief and entertainment. I put in too many hours at my incredibly fun, educational and mentally stimulating profession. Reading textbooks and filtering out the gems from the BS of academia wears on a person. Occasionally I need to write something non-academic for its own sake.
Favourite topics for writing: Tortured souls suffering for mistakes long past, overcoming unfair conditions, forgotten spirits, elder gods, purity turned evil through innocence, emotionally scarred individuals forced to make tough choices, the boomerang effect, battles to the death with atypical weapons (such as rotten femurs or icky charms).
A few pet peeves: Mary-Sue stories, grossly inappropriate technology or social norms in historical fiction, drivers who don't signal, frequent spelling and grammatical errors, people that talk lots and say nothing, verbal tics, perversion of language, political correctness, small grumpy dogs with sharp teeth, chauvanist pigs, censorship, pseudoscience and all of it's frauds, misuse of French, improper cadence while speaking (listen to a high school kid reading something they don't understand and you'll get what I mean), the religious right.
My writing style: I make an effort to use a lot of facts and relevant information to support my stories. I try hard to show rather than tell. For example, if Hellboy uses a relic in one of my stories against some monster, likely I've gone through the list of Patron Saints and will refer to a relic containing a part of that Saint. I also like to add in little bits of information that tie the story together early on, add hidden meanings, use names that translate appropriately, use appropriate foods, add in local customs etc... The internet is a wonderful tool for this information. Essentially, I try my best to make something worth reading with a believable setting, believable own-characters and in-character borrowed ones.
Current fictions: "Lutey's Knife", the Roger fiction, is on hiatus. I am slowly reviewing "Broken Song" and re-posting chapters as I edit them. "Not Quite Dead" and the "10 tips" series are active.
For anyone who is curious, I also have a DA account under kamikaze-djali.
Notes for reviewers: I LOVE to read reviews, good or bad. I'm not into fluffy reviews. If you have constructive criticism, bring it on! I'm into writing good stories that make people go "wow, that was really good and I'd like to read it again." If my writing doesn't do that, please provide tips on what's missing or what I can do to improve. I'm doing this to relax, sure, but the last thing I want to do is write crap.
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