Author has written 118 stories for Gundam Wing/AC, Dragon Ball Z, Chrono Trigger, Labyrinth, Ninja Turtles, Vampire Princess Miyu, Harry Potter, Dragon Booster, Kingdom Hearts, Tinkerbell, Resident Evil, Disney Fairies, Tales of the Abyss, Robin, Thor, Tales of Symphonia, Avengers, Transformers/Beast Wars, Steven Universe, Lazytown, My Hero Academia/僕のヒーローアカデミア, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Devil May Cry.
I cannot post all of my fanfic here due to current rating guidelines. However, you can visit my livejournal or my ao3, same name, which does have them. The address is - kc-anathema(dot)livejournal(dot)com/profile
Also, I'm at kc-anathema on tumblr, asks always open.
Comments keep me going.
A recent review on ff.net:
Sure, but…you didn’t leave an email to respond to. And you posted as a guest, so I have no user name to send this to. (I'll leave this here for a few weeks or so, then delete)
In any case, I do not mind helping at all. The dark magic from Oath Breaker is just a lot of me using the dictionary for word etymology, ie. where words come from. If you look up a word on dictionary.com or merriam-webster.com, the etymology and origin are usually a little bit down the page. For example, this is the entry for “since”:
I “translated” everything from the older forms of English because the rest of the wizarding society came from Latin due to Roman invasion. This means that all the dark magic had to come from earlier English, although I sometimes cheated and used old Norse or Germanic. The hardest part was figuring out which words came from where, but you’ll find that if you pay attention, you can usually tell if something came from Latin simply by how it sounds. If it flows like water, it’s probably Latin. If it’s harsh and full of consonants, probably not Latin.
As for how magic worked, that’s just from a lot of reading folklore and making it adjust to the original canon. The idea of blood magic isn’t new, the idea of magic having a cost isn’t new, nothing I wrote is new. It’s all borrowed from somewhere else. It’s like anything else. If you want to write magic, you have to read magic–both in fiction and in what a lot of people believed is nonfiction. I suggest finding the folklore and mythologies of the culture you work with, reading a TON of it, and supplementing with more modern expressions of that same work. I’m more conversant in British and some European history, so it was a lot of early paganism and then Roman-styled Christianity fused with the King Arthur legends. Also, things like grimoires that you can find online are a good place to start from.
(taken from a post on my tumblr)
Okay, so I was made aware of a story yesterday that was really cribbing off of a couple of my fics, specifically Candles Drowning and bits of Bad Places III. And yes, plagiarism bad, etc. But this time…I found myself not minding at all.
The author had taken some of the lines from the fics, but they also had rewritten whole parts so that it was recognizably the same story but with much of her own words. She added an OC and parts about the jungle because it was from the cgi flick, and…it was probably the first time I ever got to “read” my own fic and not really know what was coming next. Like, I could tell from my own story what the next scene would be because it matched it fairly well, beat for beat in places, but it was rewritten in portions so that it was like I got to be a reader to my own work.
To be honest, I haven’t felt that decent about my writing in a long while. It felt engaging and interesting and dramatic. And I always thought my writing was stilted and stale.
Unfortunately…the writer has deleted her wattpad. I admit, I usually have a much angrier reaction to people taking whole stories for themselves, but this wasn’t taking. This was in its own way a kind of engagement and transformation of the story, like a remix, and it was cool to see. And that it was on a wattpad, with fewer readers and possible comments, makes it feel less like a plagiarist realized she was found out and ran…and more like a kid saw a dragon shifting in its sleep and startled away. And this time I’m the dragon.
I kinda feel bad that this kid ran away from her toys. She had other stories up there. I don’t know how much was hers and how much was other peoples’, but clearly she liked Candles Drowning enough to try her own version. And reading it made me feel better, too.
I hope she continues. What she was doing showed some good writing talent in there. I hope she develops it with her own work so she doesn’t spook again. And I hope she tries continuing the ‘remix’ of my fic, ‘cause I liked reading it and it ended on a lead-in to a sequel that I hope I get to read.