Author has written 42 stories for Harry Potter, Yu-Gi-Oh, Doctor Who, Card Captor Sakura, Torchwood, Elfen Lied, Final Fantasy X-2, Underworld, Luxe series, Pokémon, Parodies and Spoofs, His Dark Materials, Sarah Jane Adventures, Earth's Children, Beyond Good & Evil, Minecraft, Tales of the Otori, Hunger Games, Sherlock, Slender, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's.
A short story for you:
Eleven years ago, I joined fanfiction.net.
Ten years ago, I posted my first story (it was terrible).
Nine years ago, I posted the sequel (it was still terrible).
Eight years ago, I posted my second big story (this was less terrible).
Seven years ago, I helped found the Anti-Cliché and Mary-Sue Elimination Society (this was a stroke of madness).
Six years ago, 7th Librarian asked to join the Anti-Cliché and Mary-Sue Elimination Society (what was he thinking?).
Five years ago, 7th Librarian and I began dating (long distance - it does work!).
On Christmas Day 2015, 7th Librarian asked me to marry him with the aid of a poem and an army of plushies (I said yes).
And six months after that, I realised I'd been completely remiss and not posted the announcement on the most important website of all.
So here we are.
7th Librarian and I are engaged.
Thank you fanfiction for writing this story.
It has occurred to me that navigating my stories can be a bit of a bear, given that I've now got over forty of them. So here's a quick list of all the stories I've written that DON'T involve the Anti-Cliché and Mary-Sue Elimination Society, along with some helpful notes for each.
Witches Wizards Shadows and Souls & Magic Monsters Dominions and Destiny: My longest running project, and my magnum opus. All reviews for these two stories are welcome and loved!
The Family of Dragons Trilogy (Ice Cold Dreams, White Dragon Love and Brave Little Brother): Also known as, half an hour of me exploring Seto Kaiba, Kisara and Mokuba Kaiba.
Sensation: An exercise in getting into Bakura's head.
Lights in the Sky: A quick oneshot about Yugi and his friendships with other people.
Midnight Musings: Pokémon oneshot where Mew and Mewtwo drop into a camp one night to observe the humans.
Shades of Red: Stream of consciousness after Lucy murders her classmates.
Morning After: What on earth the Doctor and River did with that goldfish after the events of 'Bad Night'.
Beginning of the End & Beginning of the End Till Death Do Us Part: Please don't read these. The only reason they haven't been removed is so that I can remind myself of how much I've improved as a writer.
After over ten years on this website, I feel I must share some of my lessons, learned by being both a reader and a writer.
The Great Truths I have learned from Fanfiction
1) Writing is a constantly evolving process. You might think you are at the top of your game now, but in five years, you will surprise yourself.
2) Good fanfictions are like precious gems in a sea of bad grammar, poor plot and mangled characters. When you find them, hold them close and never let go.
3) No one likes the stuff they wrote five years ago.
4) Never give a fanfic writer concrit unless they ask for it. Some people are just not emotionally ready to be told yet that they suck, even if you do have a perfectly helpful suggestion of improvement.
5) Bashing a character is pointless. There are plenty of people in real life who deserve your hatred more (coughdonaldtrumpcough).
6) In matters of shipping you will never be able to please everybody, so instead, simply try to please yourself.
7) Don’t argue with fangirls – you will never win.
8) If at first you don’t succeed, blow it up harder.
Interested? In me? . . .umm. . .why?
All right, a tiny bit of detail. My name is Tash. I'm twenty eight, and I've been on fanfiction for eleven years. Its been a long journey, and I've loved every second. I'm from the land of tea and crumpets, and when I'm not writing, I'm probably belly dancing or stitching a new cosplay. I proudly wear the label of 'nerd'.
I'm Leader and Co-Founder of the Anti-Cliche and Mary-Sue Elimination Society, which is just as insane as it sounds. My biggest projects on here are Witches, Wizards, Shadows and Souls and it's sequel Magic, Monsters, Dominions and Destiny.
So far as reading goes, I'm a lot more selective with fanfiction than I was when I first started. This is mostly due to my long fought for, well earned, Masters degree, in which I was essentially taught how to be a professional editor. I can't shut my inner critic off now, and I'm much more difficult to please than I was back in ye olden times. This is also why I rarely review - I'm a very honest critic and a lot of people here don't appreciate it. So I keep my opinions largely to myself. I have a few types of fanfiction that I have a weakness for, and its these you will often find me pawing through for a good read.
For stuff I do visit my blog.
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