Author has written 18 stories for Sherwood Smith, Kingdom Hearts, Gundam Seed, Assassin's Creed, Devil May Cry, Young Justice, and Elder Scroll series.
I've left this blank for a long time, because I wasn't sure what to tell you about myself. I think I've found a few things to say, after all of these years. Mostly, it's just some advice that I feel I need to write out, to put in a place where others can find it, if it is advice they seek.
The first thing I'd like to say, to anyone, is that writers steal everything. Regardless of what it is that is stolen, there is always some form of appropriation in every single piece, because writing is an art, and thus builds upon the legacies of that which came before it. And I think that copyright laws, wonderful as they are, do more damage than good to the artistic community, because all art starts as mimesis.
That is not to say that I endorse plagiarism in any way, shape, or form. The way good writers steal is not through outright theft, but by taking the ideas of others and incorporating them into a new form. Synthesis from several sources, including yourself. It's still theft, in a way, but an honest one.
The other thing I'd like to put here is that, regardless of how you may feel about an authors work (and I am proud to say that I have not once received hate-mail), there is something deeply personal about writing. Posting a story, a poem, or a scene (no matter how comedic) on the internet is like throwing a piece of your soul at ravenous celestial piranha. Please do remember that the next time you want to tell someone that their work is the most massive amalgamation of filth you have ever had the displeasure to read. At least tell them how to make it less of a filth amalgam. That'd at least be helpful.
As for anything personal, I suppose I ought to say that I'm a writer by trade, not simply by hobby. Though I focus mainly on scriptwriting in my more professional career (which is, insofar as it matters, nonexistent), and perhaps that will help you understand just why so much of my work, especially post 2008, is so heavily weighted with dialogue. Much as actions speak, I find witty banter to be my strong suit, but let it never be said that I don't try to make my prose more like, well, prose.
I'm also a music junkie, so that often manages to find it's way into my work, in case you were wondering about obscure lyrics thrown in for fun - it was probably what I was listening to as I wrote.
Oh, and if you'd like to see some of my original work, you can find me onas Kirrae. That's my writing blog. Although I can't post all of my work (because scripts would be evil to post on a blog), it has all the prose and poetry pieces that I'm fond of. My tumblr is filled with nonsense but is crisisunaverted. And there's some fangirling, because what else is the internet for?
If you're super adventurous, follow me on the twitter @StaggerBlind. Or check out my real-people.
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