Author has written 51 stories for Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Song of the Lioness, Weiss Kreuz, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Gorgeous Carat, Fruits Basket, and Young Wizards.
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Greetings Earthlings! My name is actually Minerva, though Evenstar is from Lord of the Rings. I’ll sum myself up in a few sentences for you: I am a Virgo whose passion is reading and writing excessive amounts of fantasy stories so much that there is a novel in my purse at all times. If you ever want to discuss books I am ALWAYS willing to do so! I still sleep with a nightlight, and enjoy disturbing the dreadfully normal people of the world with my random hyperness and sexual innuendos. My friends consist of people that are loyal and trustworthy like me! My mates and I are prejudiced against prejudiced people, for we love meeting new people, but if you judge someone for their religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or anything equally as insignificant to their personality, then we are automatically NOT interested in conversing with you. After I die, my soul will rest in peace if I'm remembered as a good writer, a good friend, and a good sister. In case you're wondering, I'm the oldest of three - sometimes four - sisters. Confused? Don't ask! There, now that you know me wanna be friends? C’mon, I don’t bite…:cough:…at first.
As I said, I LOVE TO READ fantasy books and poetry. The only works I cherish that are not those genres are:
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Luna by Julie Peters
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (I like some of her, but this is my fave.)
The poets I enjoy most are Emily Dickinson, Hilda Dolittle, Longfellow, and Shakespeare. Many people have difficulty comprehending Shakespeare; I suppose it proves how odd I am that I understand it as easily as "regular" speech.
I read and review a few fics (if I can locate them) about each of my favourite fantasies, which are:
The Hobbit by John Ronald Raoul Tolkien - No offense to the LotR trilogy, but I like this better because it drag in places the way LotR does. My fave chapter is Riddles in the Dark.
Inheritance Trilogy (a.k.a. Eragon) by Christopher Paolini - True, Paolini "borrows" elements of other fantasies, but it's still amazing. Brom is the best!
Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith - I kept literally screaming for Meliera to get with Vidanric whilst I read the book and was SOOO estatic when they finally did! Although, I must admit that the ending was random. I mean, seriously, A TREE?
Gaurdians of Time by Marianne Curley - How is it that more people do not know about this series? It ranks up there with Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl! Ethan is my favourite character closely followed by Arkarian. With blue hair and purple eyes I think Arkarian looks like an anime character!
Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud - Bartimaeus' sarcastic wit is great any day of the week! It's brilliant that none of the "heroes" are even close to being perfect...Except perhaps Ptolemy, whom I admire, but he's been dead for thousands of years.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan - Staying true to the tragic and/or twisted myths of Ancient Greek, and managing to seamlessly blend them into our modern world while making them hilarious is nothing short of brilliant.
Young Wizards by Diane Duane - Tis cool how magic is described as more of a science than in most fantasies. Am I the only person that believes Dairine would be a good match for teenage Snape? Just a question!
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - Hmm, I could go on and on about this one! For now, I'll simply say that I never for one second doubted Snape's benevolence, and that my personality is an EXACT mixture of Hermione's and Luna's.
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman - Gosh, tis so original and amazing! I like Will best. Consequently, the second installment is my favourite since in centres around him.
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke - Scipio and Prosper are awesome! I don't usually enjoy fans' stories about this work, though; no one does an entertaining job.
Death Gate Cycle by Weis and Hickman - I love this series so very much, but I don't have anything to say since I don't have one fave book or character from it.
The Adept by Kurtz and Harris - I've never met anyone online or in person that has read this. The main character, Adam, is a bit too perfect, but the co-star, Peregrine, is one of the most wonderful characters EVER!
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer - I could go on about this one also. Tis safest to simply say that the sense of humour remind me of Lemony Snicket.
Children of the Red King by Jenny Nimmo - This is akin to a lighter version of Harry Potter. They even have a school separated into 'houses' that's patrolled by Prefects. I wish I had an uncle like Paton. The kids Fido, Liv, and Billy are so cute!
'Wolf' series by Jane Lindskold - I swear, this author is a magician at characterisation! Derian and Blind Seer deserve shrines.
Midnight Predator by Amelia Atwater Rhodes - Her Kiesha'Ra quintet is good too, but the concept of vampires having human slaves fascinates me.
Merry Gentry by Laurel K. Hamilton - Hamilton is evil and prohibits fan fictions to be done about her books. She's probably worried someone will do a better job than her. Well, the books are good if you like suspense and sex. Rhys, Galen, Doyle, Barinthus, and Usna are (in that order) my top five faves.
Warriors by Erin Hunter - I love how the cats have their own gods in Star Clan. I speculate that all animals, including humans, believe that their species is The Chosen One that the gods are most concerned about.
Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb - Hobb also doesn't allow fan works. I understand why Hamilton feels threatens, but Hobb is a Plot Master and has no reason to be insecure. I love Winntrow because how he is in the beginning of the series reminds me of myself as a child.
Sabriel by Garth Nix - The other two books in that trilogy were not as good because I wanted to thrash Lireal for her pathetic and infuriating self-pity. Mogget is my favourite character!
Alyanne Couplet by Tamora Pierce - I like her Song of the Lioness quartet too, but at least in THIS one of her works the heroine winds up with the right man...er, crow!
Song of Ice and Fire by George Martin - There's so much conspiracy and intrigue that I'm always interested. It has the most unique magic I've ever seen in modern fantasy; the Red Priestess is terrifying! Tyrion and Jon are the characters I like the most.
Black Magicians Trilogy by Trudi Caravan – It’s wonderful to see a fantasy series where of the main characters is gay and the fact that he’s gay is important to the plot; he could lose his job if he’s discovered, which would be detrimental to the other main characters. I also cried at the end at the death of one of the characters, though at not at the death most of the fans wept at.
Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan - The fast-paced, funny books always have a great twist at the end. I appreciate that they aren't predictable.
Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare - I'd like it for just its comedy and action, but the fact that it has great development of characters of different sexual orientations as well as people dancing around the 'taboo' of incest make me LOVE it! Simon - nerdy, self-respecting, Jewish vampire – is the figure I hold in highest esteem and his friendship with Clary is beatific, though the romantic relationship I like most is Magnus and Alec.
As far as anime/manga goes, I like the following:
Black Blood Brothers
Howl's Moving Castle
Le Chevelier D'eon
FullMetal Alchemist (and FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
Kannazuki no Miko
Descendants of Darkness (Yami no Matsuei)
Gorgeous Carat: Virtue of Darkness
I only bother to specify my ships for a genre if I have written, or intend to write, a fic for it. It only seems fair, you know?
In Harry Potter I ship:
James/Lily - I favour the Marauders' era over Harry's. Who doesn't adore a love/hate relationship full of banter in a magical world at war? Since we know Lily disliked James for years, I enjoy perusing the various theories of why she changed her mind.
Hermione/Draco - In the books I knew from GoF that Hermione would end up with Ron, but I prefer fan fictions where she is with Draco because I dislike Ron; I think he is funny, but terribly shallow. Draco on the other hand...Well, an ambitious, rich boy belongs with a stubborn genius because they both have elegant taste and can put each other in their place.
AlbusSeverus/Scorpius - I know the Harry/Draco fangirls say this ship is for people that used to support Harry/Draco and gave up on them after the epilogue, but I've never thought Harry and Draco had any chemistry together (not that I won't read a well-written Drarry fic, but I don't actually believe they'd make workable partners), so that certainly isn't the case with me. Also, Harry and Draco were rivals, and I envision Al and Scorpius being close friends that eventually evolve into lovers...though I have read excellent fics where they're rivals first. AS/S fan fics are interesting because each one tends to be different from another since we don't know the boys' personalities. It's generally agreed that Scorpius has refined tastes and is a nice person even though he can be stand-off-ish at times. I concur with this depiction of him. Almost every fic puts Scorpius in Slytherin, and - despite the fact that I've read a few good Ravenclaw Scorpius stories - I am also under the impression that Scorpius belongs in the green and silver House. Al, though...I've never seen any author write Al precisely how I imagine him to be. People frequently write Al as being extremely outgoing and having a tendency to be oblivious about things. Judging by the epilogue, how Al didn't like that everyone was staring and how he asked his parents to write, I am under the impression that he is shy and affectionate. At least some fan works depict a shy Al, but even when they do they still write him as being unobservant. The two people that Al was named after were immensely observant, hence I believe Al would be very insightful as opposed to oblivious. (From what we can deduce from the epilogue, James Sirius Potter clearly lives up to his namesakes, so Albus Severus Potter should, too.) I would put Al in Slytherin or Ravenclaw; the other Houses don't work for him in my mind. I've never seen a fic with Al as a Ravenclaw, which disappoints me since I envision Al as a little scientist that invents his own spells the same way that both of his namesakes did.
Remus/Sirius - also known as Wolfstar or Puppy Love! This one is most certainly MY FAVE SHIP EVER from any series! I know Remus is with Tonks in the novels, however, I am passionately in love with Remus. I found Tonks infuriatingly inquisitive and unorganised since Order of the Phoenix before she was with even him. You know, the book where there was no indication of romance whatsoever between her and Remus? So, Moony is either Padfoot's or HE'S MINE! Thanks, I just wanted to make that clear. lol
You might have noticed most of my works are about the puppies. In fact, maybe they're the reason you came to my profile? In case they are, I'll write a few more details. I believe that they have a versatile relationship, meaning that they take turns being on top! Having said that, I prefer to read fics where Sirius is the dominant one due to the fact that most (not all, just most) writers cannot write a dominant Remus without making him act out of character.
Another preference of mine is to read about them when they are in school rather than as adults because they're more fun for me to read and write. By the time they're adults they've suffered so much that I can't make the tale as light-hearted as I'd like. I'm a cheerful person, thus I adore comedies, and tend to avoid angst. Besides, I am very fond of James, and can't include him in the work if he's dead! Sometimes if it's Alternate Universe James isn't in it either, though I find the majority of AUs to be very interesting and encourage people to be creative and write them.
An over-used thing I love? Remus' chocolate obsession! An over-used thing I hate? Spelling it "Mooney." Don't people READ the books? I also hate when they wear cosmetics. Honestly, where did the idea come from that teenage British boys from the seventies wore eye-liner? Idiocy. I've read some good stories where they wear make-up, however, I only deal with it since the plot is good and roll my eyes whenever the girly rubbish is mentioned. Of course, in one of my woks Remus dresses like a girl, but that's because he loses a bet, not because he wants to.
In Young Wizards I ship:
Nita/Kit -They are simply meant to be and I wish Ms. Duane would hurry up and make them a couple in the books!
In Song of the Lioness I ship:
Alanna/Jonathan - I was so furious when they did not wind up together in the quartet of books that I only purchased and re-read the first two installments and wrote my own ending to the fourth book in which they realised they are meant for each other.
In Guardians of Time I ship:
Isabel/Arkarian - This is the only canon ship that interests me since I dislike Matt and Rochelle, so their love relationships bore me even though Ethan is my favourite character in the series.
In Artemis Fowl I ship:
Artemis/Minerva - That's right, in the fifth book Arty fancies a girl with my name that looks like me (curly blonde hair and glasses) that speaks French like I do. Artemis is MINE! His incredibly sexy intellect makes him my second-favourite fantasy bloke (Remus comes first), so it is totally acceptable that there is written evidence that he belongs to me. :giggles:
In Weiss Kreuz I ship:
Nagi/Omi - They are my favourite characters because they are immensely intelligent and adorable; therefore I naturally enjoy fics centred around them. With Nagi's miserable life he should have someone with an optimistic outlook to show him that there are good things in the world. Although, I would not object if someone wrote Nagi/Tot or Omi/Ken fics.
In Gorgeous Carat I ship:
Noir/Florian – Their relationship has an interesting dynamic with the master/slave thing that is more equal deep down than it seems to be on the surface…Plus, I think Florian might be my fave manga character ever!
In Soul Eater I ship:
Liz/Kid/Patty - They're a family! The girls are so close, but so different, that they can both have a relationship with Kid without feeling jealous, and he's definitely capable of 'balancing' his attention between the two of them. I like Liz/Kid by themselves, too, when I can't find a good work that includes all three of them.
Regarding Reviews: I want to be a professional writer someday, so I appreciate constructive criticism and I thrive on compliments! Flames, on the other hand, are useless to me. If an anonymous person flames me I shall delete their review, and if a signed person flames me I make fun of them since I do not deserve to be flamed; nobody does. Ever notice that most flamers have none of their own stories? They go around insult others' writings when they don't write themselves. Doesn't that say something about their own abilities? I have never, ever flamed anyone and I always review whatever I read.
Regarding OCs: Mind if I rant for a minute? This is something that annoys me about many fics, not merely mine: Whenever an original character is attractive, intelligent, and non-bitchy readers always complain. I mean, I believe that I am pretty, smart, and nice. Does that make me a Mary-Sue, too? Well, I am too bizarre to be one, but see my point? Okay, ranting over! My favourite female OC of mine is definitely Sapphire; she's in several of my fics and the sort of loyal friend I wish I had. My best male OC is Issac from Forever Yours. He is handsome and acts perfectly polite, yet is somehow very creepy.
Regarding My C2 Community: MoonyPadfoot Forever is obviously dedicated to the best Remus/Sirius fan fictions. I have read and reviewed every single story there whether I added it myself or a staff member did. I do not LOVE all of them, though I like them and recognise there is potential in each for others to embrace them utterly.
Regarding My Tales: My fan fictions are written in many different genres and styles, so you might like some and not others. Although, if you enjoy one Remus/Sirius you shall most likely be interested in them all. If it is a long story, you might not want to judge it on the first chapter. My faves in alphabetical order and reasons why I cherish them are as follows:
Advanced Wizardry - Most crossovers turn out badly, however, I find the interaction of the contrasting characters and melding of worlds in mine actually believable and interesting rather than ridiculous. Plus, this is one of my two fics that has many different genres all in one: action/romance/general/suspense/drama/humour. Considering that the books I based it off of have wizards, that adds the splash of supernatural and fantasy that everyone loves.
A Very Sirius Full Moon - For almost all of my tales I create the plot on my own. This is one of two where I took a pre-made incident from a series and did my interpretation of it. I have read a few fics pertaining to this incident and, not to sound arrogant, mine is a bit better than a few others because of James' reasoning for saving Snape. Plus, it was my first slash fic!
Best Friends Don't Keep Secrets From Each Other I know from experience that coming out to people one is close to is difficult, but it's also important to understand that it might be surprising for the other person to hear. In addition, it bothers me that friendships are rarely focused on in stories that include romance. (For example, James' and Sirius' friendship is often neglected in Sirius/Remus slash fics.) Because of these reasons, writing about Sirius coming out to James from James' perspective was a very fulfilling experience.
Creevey Brothers and the Violation of Copyright - Plain and simple, I laughed so hard that I wept when creating the spinoff titles I use in this.
First Kisses - None of Rowling's New Generation characters have been thoroughly developed by her, thus I had a vast amount of creative freedom while writing this. It was an enjoyable challenge to create personalities and "voices," as I wrote all of their 'first kiss' anecdotes in first person, for so many characters.
Forever Yours - My one and only you fic. In a 'you' story most readers ought to be able to feel as if they are the main character. Do you know how difficult it was for me to think like a normal teenager, and concoct a personality for the main character's friend that most adolescents have a comrade similar to? In addition, as a result of the plot, I needed to write the anecdote in a fashion that the reader would recognise what was occurring (such as Remus being a werewolf), but be able to feel as if they were the star of the fic that did not know at all. It's impossible for me not to love a tale I worked so hard on, and like Advanced Wizardry I included all genres in it.
Get One Thing Straight, I'm Not - This was my first Wolfstar chapter story and it contains the first intimate scene I ever transcribed, hence it has sentimental value. Like most of my fics, it's a comedy meant to be refreshing amidst all of the angsty and overly-gooey fluff within the world of slash.
Kittensitting - As my first Omi/Nagi it holds a special place in my heart, and I like its plot better than my other Weiss fics.
Legacy of the Marauders - It is insanely fun to write whenever I get struck by inspiration. I love it when I laugh hysterically and my hand shakes with mirth as I attempt to hold my pen steady to scribe with. Yet if I'm not inspired and I force myself to come up with jokes and randomness it is extremely tedious. In spite of the rare struggle, I deem a select few chapters of this fic the funniest things I have ever envisioned.
Remus Lupin and the Day of Servitude - Usually, I tend to focus on the dialogue because I love dialogue, but with this I put a vast amount of effort into the details. More of "me" has gone into this story than any other because Remus' anxiety reflects my own; that's why I elaborate on it so much.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. & It matters not what someone is born but what they grow to be! J. K. Rowling (Dumbledore)
If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything. & The biggest mistake you can make is worrying you will make one. unknown
Do not walk in front of me, I may not follow. Do not walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. Albert Camus
Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death and judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. Gandalf (Tolkien)
The greatest ignorance is to reject something you known nothing about. & Don't judge those who try and fail. Judge only those who fail to try. & Don't wait for your ship to come in. Row out to meet it. H. Jackson Brown
When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly. Patrick Overton
The bird that would soar above the level of plain tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings, bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth. Kate Chopin
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Mark Twain
We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own. Ben Sweetland
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Elanor Roosevelt
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr.
To rid ourselves of shadows we must step into either total light or total darkness. Jeremy Preston Johnson
Stand up for what is right even if you're standing alone. anonymous
If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeam - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. Robert Southey
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Nelson Henderson
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Norman MacEwan
Don't be afraid to take big steps. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. David Lloyd George
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr.Suess
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy
Be the change you want to see in the world. Ghandi
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands. Ernest Gaines
2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.
5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.
6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.
7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America and the U.K.
9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.
10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans... --
Well, enough about me, how was your day?
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