Author has written 36 stories for Avatar: Last Airbender, Jackie Chan Adventures, Dune, Greek Mythology, Desperate Housewives, Mythology, Hunger Games, Mega Man, Legend of Korra, Fairy Tales, Mario, DarkWing Duck, Misc. Movies, and One Piece.
Feb 2023 - I don't have much to say in this update that hasn't been said already. One thing I can say is that while I am continuing to post new chapters here, I am much more active on AO3, and have mirrored my works over there, old and new, so if you are on AO3, you can follow/read me over there. I use the same username, StrawberryCatBeans.
Update as of May 2021 - There are people/"agents" from several "publishing" companies - i.e. Novelstar, Novelcat, Kongfubooks, etc etc going around spamming stories with bogus reviews that are really just desperate solicitations to try to get people to use their platforms. DO NOT USE THESE PLATFORMS. Real/legit publishers will not contact you this way, much less spam your reviews, or send you DMs. This has happened across various sites, not just this one. i've recieved several reviews and DMs from all 3 of the spammers listed above. They will spam anywhere - FFN, FP, A03, Tapas, Booksie, Goodreads, etc etc.
Update as of Apr 2021... I made the decision to change my handle. Back when I came up with the handle that included the word ‘cult’, I thought the resulting username was pretty cute and harmless because, strawberries! However, last year I watched Leah Remini’s series on Netflix about Scientology. Even though I knew Scientology was fucked up, I was just stunned by what I learned on that show, and now no longer feel so lightly or comedically about the word ‘cult’, and after months of deliberation, decided that my username needed to be changed as well. So I am now StrawberryCatBeans, because there’s nothing offensive or dangerous or triggering about strawberries, or cat beans. At least, not unless you’re allergic to strawberries or cats, but that’s no one’s fault :)
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. (and this book can be read on its own) I am also working on some science fiction and horror, though there's not much I can say about these projects yet.
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 because of my Zutara fics.
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 admin 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 use these sites to post author announcements.
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)
A picture is worth a thousand words, and a story is worth a thousand images – M.M. Kin
Hello, readers! I am StrawberryCatBeans. 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 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.
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 Dragon and Sire 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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