Author has written 33 stories for Avatar: Last Airbender, Jackie Chan Adventures, Dune, Greek Mythology, Desperate Housewives, Mythology, Hunger Games, Mega Man, Legend of Korra, Fairy Tales, and Mario.
It has just become 2021 and... well, the last time I updated my profile, it was pre-COVID, so I guess it's time for a update! I don't think I can say much that hasn't already been said about COVID and other shit that has happened in 2020. As an essential worker, I've seen some of that batshittery close-up, and how much of an asshole some people can be to others. I myself got hit by COVID, and even though I am essentially better, my sense of smell and taste still have not come back fully and I have the occasional memory issue. I suppose I should be glad I didn't end up on a ventilator, but it's still disconcerting and in many cases, COVID causes lingering/long-term issues even in those people who seemed to only have mild symptoms.
Please wear face masks, wash your hands, practice social distancing, etc etc. You never know if you, or someone else, will end up with a more severe case of COVID, or be one of the unfortunates that suffer long-lasting/lifetime effects. This shit is fucking serious.
I'm continuing to work on my writing - whether it be novels, fanfiction, or otherwise, when I'm not at my job. I managed to release my fifth novel, Khthonios (available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle, and at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Apple Store, Kobo, etc etc in e-book form. I am currently working on Moonshadows and Tapestry, my sixth and seventh novels respectively. Moonshadows is a fantasy novel, and Tapestry is a collection of short stories set in the same universe as Seeds/Worthy of Love/Khthonios, but based off various myths from around the world, not just Greece and Rome. I am also working on some science fiction and horror, though there's not much I can say about these projects yet.
I know 2020 has been rough on plenty of people, and there will be difficulties in 2021 I am sure, but let's all hope - and try - to make it a better year. Fingers crossed, knock on wood, and all that jazz.
Oh wow, is it seriously 2020 already??? I guess it's time for an update then...?
Let's see. Still writing, though mainly focused on original works now rather than fanfiction. I have 4 novels published, and as if this date (Jan 2) I have a book slated for release later this year - my fifth book, Khthonios. Moonshadows was also finished and is currently being edited and refined for publication. The seventh book in my lineup will be a collection of stories based off various folklore and mythology around the world, to be titled Tapestry.
I'm still doing a bit of fanfic here and there, and 'The Conqueror', 'Memories of Dune', and 'The Sky's the Limit' will be updated as my muse allows, or I might do a new oneshot or short story here and there, who knows? My muse is a finicky thing.
I made the very difficult decision in 2019 to delete several of my old fanfics. Some have been supportive and respectful, a few were dismayed but still respectful, but there were a couple of rude people who gave me grief over it despite my posting an explanation as to why I deleted a few projects. It's something I had been considering since about 2014 or 2015 but I knew people still enjoyed them so I left them up for said people. However, there had come a point where I just couldn't bear the thought of them as they were remaining in my library.
I could edit these projects, but as an author, I know very well how much work editing really is, and I've chosen to move on and focus on my original works. I already edited the Hot Water trilogy about 5-6 years after its start and doing another edit would take even more work (and the complete rewriting of some parts) I know I could make it much better than before, but I feel that effort would be better focused on other projects. I am truly sorry to those of you who enjoyed the stories and were sad to see them go. I was sad too, but I could not leave them up as they did not hold to my ever-increasing standards to which I hold myself. I sincerely thank y'all for your support when I was writing these, or other stories.
I would also like to thank all fans - former, current, fanfic readers, novel readers, etc, for all your support. Without you, I would not be here. Here's to a new, and better, decade for us and the world.
Addendum - Over the 15 years since Avatar: The Last Airbender's debut, I've had a few Kataangers or other shippers try to give me grief over the fact that I like Zutara. I'd get a few flames here on FFN, and I've had them try to harrass me on DeviantArt (where I used to hang out a lot back then) as well as emailing me, but I've always stayed out of the ship wars back then, and even had Kataang and Maiko friends. I never gave a shit about the shipwars and was content to just write my Zutara fics and enjoy other people's fics and art, whether it be Zutara or not. However, recently, some asshole left me a review telling me I deserved to die horribly.
Folks, this is one of the reasons why shipwars are so fucktarded. No matter what the fandom, shipwars are fucktarded, and the people who engage in shipwars are even more ass-tarded. Attacking/threatening/insulting other people for liking a ship is just fucking ass-tarded. If you support shipwars and engaging in harassing others over fictional characters and who you think a fictional character should be with, you're a fucking ass-tarded fucktard who should have their computer/smartphone/Internet access taken away.
I am well aware that most of the links are not working. The idiots of FFN/FP have decided to blacklist nearly the entire Internet, so that you can't even post links (or even URLs for people to copy and paste!) and there's nothing I or others can do about it. FFN claims it is to combat spam, but it's a heavy-handed and idiotic move. Currently, the only links that actually work are the ones to my Facebook and Fictionpress. The rest, you will have to Google for, sorry.
To find my books, just Google M.M. Kin with the words Smashwords, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble. You can find more information on these books as well as author updates at my Facebook, and I also have a Tumblr at mmkin dot tumblr dot com, as well as an author Goodreads with the same name.
I am a reader and reviewer as well, writing and publishing reviews for authors (including indie writers!) on Goodreads. I go by MM Strawberry Library and Reviews, and my ID number on Goodreads is 12558730. If you're an author looking for someone to review, go ahead and DM me at GR, or if you're a GR member looking for friends and want to connect me, then go ahead and send me a friend add! (I'm much more active on this account than I am my author's GR)
To my readers - If you read and enjoyed any of my stories, PLEASE leave a review. For me, reviews are my lifeblood, they are a big part what motivates me to write things for you to enjoy. If only a few people review compared to the hit stats that show me a much higher amount of people clicked on the link, it makes me feel like a story is not good enough to work on, if people do not think it is worth commenting on, and it makes me want to update less often and find something else to do that does not involve fanfic. I make NO profit off fanfiction, there is no material gain for me in this. All I gain from this is my own personal enjoyment and that of my readers, and if the readers are not enjoying it, then why bother continuing a story? Less reviews = less time spent on fanfic and less updates. I don't care if your review is signed or anonymous, a review is a review and it is what keeps me going, figuratively and literally. Thank you and have a nice day.
I have other archives for writing, depending on what it is... Uncut versions of my Zutara stories, plus a couple of smutfics exclusive to AFFN, can be found here at Adult-fanfiction dot org. I do NOT post any lemon scenes on Fanfiction.net, per FFN's policy regarding mature material.
Original works and poetry can be found at my Fictionpress
A picture is worth a thousand words, and a story is worth a thousand images – M.M. Kin
Hello, readers! I am CultOfStrawberry. A bit about me - I am an eccentric who has a fetish for tomato soup, toesocks, and world domination.
I like the TV shows Avatar (Airbender and Korra) Desperate Housewives, CSI/Law & Order, Gargoyles, Yu Yu Hakusho, Tiger and Bunny, Buffy/Angel, Venture Bros. I also like a lot of movies, mainly histfic and science fiction (which are also my two favorite book genres)
Books I enjoy are Anne Rice (before Blood Canticle, anyhow), V.C. Andrews (not the tripe that her ghostwriter churns out), Strangers in Paradise, Lady Death, Mega Man, Cyborg 009, Kabuki, Sailormoon, Osamu Tezuka's works (check out Buddha, Phoenix, and Ode to Kirihito) A Song of Ice and Fire, Frank Herbert's Dune series (and none of that 'new' Dune shit by Brian/Kevin) as well as his non-Dune books, Robert A. Heinlein - my favorites being the Past Through Tomorrow, Time Enough for Love, and A Stranger in a Strange Land. Other authors I enjoy are L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables and Blue Castle) and a whole bunch of other stuff. I read a LOT, as I will read almost anything as long as its well written.
I'm also a big fan of old-school style video games. Forget X-Box, PS2/3, Wii, Gamecube, and all that newfangled crap. I'll stick with Atari, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and Sega Genesis. My favorite games are Tetris, Super Mario Brothers (For the NES/SNES) the Legend of Zelda Series (up to and including Ocarina of Time) the Final Fantasy series (FFI-VI, and I recommend the GBA updates of these titles), Megaman (NES/SNES) and the Sonic the Hedgehog series (just the Genesis ones, before the Sonicverse went to crap with its clusterfuck of recolors)
Would you believe that my very first fanfiction was a Sailormoon one? Yeah, when I was a preteen, I went through a weeaboo phase. I grew out of it, though. Since then, I've deleted some fanfictions that have long since been purged and will never again see the light of day. Older fanfictions, like my Cold Fire trilogy or my Slow Heat duology, have been revamped from older versions to address some much-needed edits and substantially alter/improve some parts of the story. These fics may still be old and not please every reader, but do keep in mind that these stories are practically ancient (in terms of the Internet and fanfiction) and as of this date (February 2016) are over a decade old. I have come a long way since then. Among my current projects is Moonshadows, a original romance/fantasy novel inspired by my distaste for classic cliches and tropes that are overused and abused in fiction. I still have a few fanfics going, but mainly focus on my original works as I am now a published novelist with four books to my name.
My original works and poetry (and my Guide to being Evil as well as Beyond the Sunset) are hosted/mirrored over at FictionPress.com as well here... Meep!
Gifts and fanarts from others... Thank you to all the lovely people who made these shiny presents for me!
For my Cold Fire arc...
by InkHeart17... http:///deviation/31947384
by Corsetx http:///art/Forever-Mine-56521177
For my Slow Heat/Kiss of Fire arc...
For my Capture of the Maiden story...
by waterbender196... http:///art/god-and-goddess-96774884
by waterbender196... http:///art/capture-of-the-maiden-96775161
by xXSnowKittenXx... http:///art/Capture-of-the-Maiden-97136269
For my co-authored 'Warmth' story...
by Sasusauku12... http:///deviation/55927099
For my Adrift oneshot story...
by IsabelStar... http:///deviation/56659920
If at any time you ever want to contact me for anything! You can email me at cultofstrawberry AT gmail DOT com! I am a friendly person, so please do not feel afraid to contact me for anything! Please, do not PM me, as it is easier for me to respond to a email than a PM. If you want to send me a PM, that's fine, but don't expect a response to a PM because my FFN email is different from the email I actually use. If you want a actual response, such as you are asking me a question, then send me a e-mail to the above address because I only sporadically check my FFN email.
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