Author has written 22 stories for Shaman King, Naruto, and Gakuen Alice.
Current Status: Still on hiatus. That was just a two-time, big-time, spur-of-the-moment update.
09-May-2016: This year must be a writing year for me. Can you believe I posted another one shot? And in the GA fandom this time! Crazy.
28-Jan-2016: I swear I did not plan on updating this quick! It's impulse, I tell you. Random ideas plus the drive and time to actually write. I always have the former but I am always short of the latter. I am as shocked as you are.
27-Jan-2016: Hello, world! It has been three and a half years since I've been here. A lot has happened. I worked, I resigned, I migrated from the Philippines to the United States. Thank the giant snowstorm for my 1000-word update on Sweet Nothings. Snowstorm equals nothing to do, which led to a Shaman King binge-watching and Yohna fic hunting, which led to re-reading Sweet Nothings, missing writing, and actually writing and posting a chapter. Because this is just an impulse that I acted upon, I cannot promise when I will be updating my fics again. Sorry. But I hope you enjoy my latest one!
Disclaimer: I do not own the characters nor the anime/manga of the fan fictions I write. I can only account the plot and the original characters as my property. This disclaimer applies to all my works here in this site.
Me, Myself, and My Alter Ego
Call me Laine or Apple, either works. BS Psychology neocentennial graduate from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila. I worked as a subject coordinator in a company in the educational field for some years. Now, I am taking my Master's degree at Marymount University in Arlington, VA.
I like canon pairs (with some exceptions) and prefer a mature fic or style of writing. Drama and Angst are my forte, even though I'm not too fond of reading them. I'm a sucker for dark and heavy themes, both reading and writing. I'm finicky about terminology and grammar and character development. Literary arts is my escape, both the reading and writing aspects of it. I also find it hard to write chaptered fics even though I have a mountain of ideas for them, so I'll be sticking with oneshots until then. I believe in growth and development, that's why I haven't deleted any of my works here (except for one, since it's a chaptered fic I can't continue anymore) since I started writing no matter how sucky they are now that I look back on them. Looking back makes me proud of how far I've come now. It's a long, ongoing journey.
My Pride: I think my writing started to mature around 2010. That's based on my personal standard though. So I'm definitely proud of any story or chapter posted 2010 onwards. Like when I re-read it, I'd tell myself, "You are one awesome writer!" Well, that's just me. Let me know if you agree.
The Community I Founded
Front and Center, is reserved for various fics of the same theme or genre. It contains mostly Romance and Angst, and albeit Humor and Tragedy. Drama, Horror, and Mystery are also welcome. Simply put, it is an extension of my favorites. The good fics are here and the better fics are found in my favorites tab.
On Reading and Reviews
Yes, I am an impulsive writer, but that doesn’t change the fact that I am still and avid reader. I still often browse over numerous categories varying from Anime/Manga, Books, Movies, to TV Shows. Recently, I figured out that reading makes me stay away from writing. I haven’t found a solution yet, but I hope I can brew something soon.
On reviews, I, for one, am not a regular reviewer. Guilty as charged; but I know how important they are for authors. It’s not just for the support and motivation, friends and fans are bonuses too. So, I am practicing a new way of appreciating fics. Instead of automatically adding a fic to your faves, or worse, doing nothing, try to leave ‘I LIKE’ or ‘I READ’ as comments. You’d be amazed how such simple words can do wonders to authors like me. Please try it. I really hope you do. Thank you!
I was here 09-May-2016, 10:50am, UTC 8:00.