Author has written 6 stories for Beyblade, Final Fantasy VIII, Song of the Lioness, and Gundam Seed.
A/N: Weapon's Waltz is finished and Sibling's Serenade is up! Plugging away with that as much as I can and now that I'm done with school for a while, I'll hopefully be getting those chapters up faster than every 6 months. I appreciate all the fans who have stuck with me.
Name: Stick with Strata
Profession: I do have a postgraduate degree and work in a small publishing house. No, I'm sorry, I don't have connections.
Personality: I can be a bit quirky and proud of it, but I'm still approachable. Willing to help out when needed.
Looks: Reddish-brown hair but've always considered myself a redhead.
Hobbies: Sports, reading, writing, video games, piano, jigsaw puzzles.
I do hope you like my stories and please review. I would really like to know what people think about them and what not. Don't worry about criticizing them at all. Actually I prefer it because it makes my writing better overall. Anyway, don't be afraid to.
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The character(s) Amara and Reiven belong to Death-Scimitar.
All of my stories have original characters as the heroes. I have yet to write a story where I don't have one mostly because I'm afraid of messing up the real characters' personalities and whatnot. I tend to really like this style of writing, but if it isn't your "cup 'o tea" that's alright, I just thought I'd give you a heads up.
Also concerning those original characters, I like to use the same kind of person. What I mean by that is that each of the heroines in my stories has some of the same characteristics and looks. I don't know of anyone besides Death-Scimitar that has read all my stories so I haven't heard of it being a problem. This is just another heads up.
One time in class, my professor pulled out this neat idea. It was to create an entire thought or phrase in just six words. At first it sounded easy, but as I was trying to jot some down, I realized that it's not so simple after all. I looked at some examples and even some that my other classmates made and I was amazed. They ranged from witty to depressed, but none of them were terrible in the least. Since then I've come up with a few and thought I'd share them with you.
Peace is hope. War is reality.
Hole in heart, looking for plug.
Dragon vs. knight. Love 'em charred!
Patience is a virtue. Oh well.
War is not heroic. It's hell.
Write a lot? Coffee's your friend.
Questions need answers. Answers deserve questions.
Adult in mind; kid at heart.
Live some. Dream a lot more.
He's out there somewhere. But where?
Distraction has two meanings… Ooh! Puppy!
Life’s a bitch. Get a dog.
You’re screwed. Any questions? Oh good.
Sometimes curiosity should just remain curiosity.
Knock ‘em down. Hit ‘em again.
Broken heart? Best friend has glue.
Live to tell tales. Bad ones.
Simulations; gotta love burning brain calories.
Four guys; four part harmony. Sexy.
"Wing it" is a good strategy.
Life is exhausting. Naps are recommended.
Okay, this one I can't take credit for (and it's 7 words instead of 6) because it's actually on a T-shirt I have. I just found it terribly amusing.
"Lost in thought. Please send search party."
Pairs (Alphabetical order. Anime, Books, Games)
Baccano!: Chane and Claire, Ennis and Firo, Lua and Ladd, Miria and Isaac, Nice and Jacuzzi, Sylvie and Elmer
Beyblade: Hillary and Tyson (Yaoi) Rei and Kai
Black Cat: Echidna and Creed, Eve and Leon, Kyoko and Charden, Rinslet and Jenos, Saya and Train
Code Geass: Callen and (either) Suzaku or LeLouche, CC and LeLouche, Euphie and Suzaku (Yaoi) Gino and Suzuka, Suzuka and LeLouche
Darker Than Black: Misaki and Hei, Mayu Otsuka and Yutaka Kono
Digimon: Kari and TK, Mimi and Joe, Sora and Matt (Yaoi) Tai and Matt
DNAngel: Amiko and Kosuke, Riku and Daisuke, Risa and Satoshi
Dragonball Z: Bulma and Vegeta, Chi-Chi and Goku, 18 and Krillin, Videl and Gohan
Escaflowne: Hitomi and Vaan
Es Otherwise: Asuka and Kai, Maria and Yuuki
Eureka Seven: Talho and Holland, Eureka and Renton, Hilda and Matthieu, Gidget and Moondoggie, Anemone and Dominic, Ray and Charles, Sakuya and Norb, Mischa and Greg
Fruits Basket: Kana and Hatori, Kisa and Hiro, Rin and Haru, Tohru and Kyo
Fullmetal Alchemist: Hawkeye and Roy, Winry and Ed
Fushigi Yuugi: Miaka and Tamahome, Soi and Nakago
Gravitation: (Yaoi) Ryuichi and Toma, Suichi and Yuki
Gundam 00: Sumeragi and Billy, Marie and Allelujah, Kati and Patrick, Marina and Setsuna (Yaoi) Lockon and Allelujah, Lockon and Tieria, Allelujah and Tieria, Lockon and Graham, Ali Al-Sanchez and Setsuna
Gundam SEED and Gundam SEED Destiny: Cagalli and Athrun, Cagalli and Yzak, Galdys and Durandal, Lacus and Kira, Meer and Heine, Miriallia and Dearka, Murrue and Mwu, Stella and Shinn (Yaoi) Athrun and Dearka, Athrun and Durandal, Athrun and Heine, Athrun and Kira, Athrun and Shinn, Athrun and Yzak, Dearka and Yzak, Mwu and Kira, Shinn and Rey
Gundam Wing: Hilde and Duo, Noin and Zechs, Relena and Quatre, Sally and Wufei, Lady Une and Treize (Yaoi) Duo and Heero, Quatre and Trowa
InuYasha: Kagome and InuYasha, Rin and Kohaku, Sango and Miroku
Kodocha: Asako and Rei, Sana and Akito
Loveless: (Yaoi) Kio and Soubi, Ritsuka and Soubi
Magic Knight Rayearth: Caldina and Lafarga, Fuu and Ferio, Hikaru and Lantis, Presea and Clef, Umi and Ascot
Naruto: Hinata and Naruto, Kuranai and Asuma, Sakura and Lee, Tamari and Shikamaru
Ouran High School Host Club: Haruhi and Tamaki (Yaoi) Hikaru and Kaoru, Tamaki and Kyouya
Sailor Moon: Serena and Darien
s-CRY-ed: Kaname and Kazuma, Mimori and Cougar
Shaman King: Anna and Yoh
Spiral: Ryoko and Kosuke, Hiyono and Ayumu, Madoka and Kiyotaka
Tenchi Muyo: Ryoko and Tenchi
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle: Sakura and Sayoran (Yaoi) Fai and Kurogane
Trigun: Milly and Wolfwood, Meryl and Vash
Vampire Knight: Rima and Shiki, Ruka and Cain, Yuki and Kaname (Yaoi) Cain and Idol, Ichijo and Kaname, Ichijo and Shiki
Utawarerumono: Eruru and Hakuoro, Karura and Kurou
Wolf's Rain: Blue and Hige, Cher and Hubb (Yaoi) Kiba and Tsume
Yu Yu Hakusho: Kayko and Yusuke, (Yaoi) Kurama and Hiei
Dragon Knights: Cesia and Rath, Raseleane and Lykouleon
Laurell K. Hamilton: Anita and Jean Claude, Anita and Mika
R.A. Salvatore: Catti-brie and Wulfgar
Tamora Pierce: Alanna and George, Aly and Nawat, Buri and Raoul, Daine and Numair, Thayet and Johnathan
Final Fantasy VII: Aerith and Zack, Elena and Tseng, Lucretia and Vincent, Tifa and Cloud (Yaoi) Cloud and Sephiroth, Cloud and Zack, Reno and Rude, Vincent and Cid, Vincent and Cloud, Zack and Sephiroth
Final Fantasy VIII: Edea and Cid, Raine and Laguna, Rinoa and Squall, Selphie and Irvine
Final Fantasy IX: Beatrix and Steiner, Garnet and Zidane
Final Fantasy X: LuLu and Wakka, Yuna and Tidus
Final Fantasy XII: Ashe and Rasler, Fran and Balthier, Penelo and Larsa, Penelo and Vaan (Yaoi) Balthier and Basch, Balthier and Larsa, Basch and Vossler, Noah and Basch
Kingdom Hearts: Kairi and Sora (Yaoi) Leon and Cloud, Axel and Roxas
Other Anime/Manga (Not mentioned above. Alphabetical order): .hack//Sign, Alice 19th, Alice in the Country of Hearts, Aquarion, Bakuman, Black Butler, Blassreiter, Bleach, Blue Submarine No. 6, Bus Gamer, Crest of the Stars, Darker than Black, Death Note, 8th MS Team, Elfin Lied, Fafner, Final Fantasy Unlimited, Giant Killing, Hellsing, Hetalia, Howl's Moving Castle, Infinite Ryvius, Junjo Romantica, Juvenille Orion, Kateikoushi Hitman Reborn, Kiddy Grade, Kyo Kara Moah, Love Hina, Lyrics of the Heart, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzamiya, Millennium Snow, Orphan, Outlaw Star, Pandora Hearts, Princess Mononoke, Record of Lodoss War, RG Veda, Ronin Warriors, Rurouni Kenshin, Sailor Moon, Saiyuki, Samurai Champloo, Shana, Silent Mobius, Special A, Spice and Wolf, Togainu no Chi, X, Yu-Gi-Oh, Wild Adapter, xxxHolic, Zoids
Games: .Hack, Chrono Cross, Dark Alliance, Final Fantasy 6, FF7, FF8, FF9, FF10, FFX-2, FFXII, FFXIII, FFVII: Dirge of Cerberus, Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, Grandia II, Kingdom Hearts I and II, Legend of Dragoon, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Neverwinter Nights, Star Ocean III, Soul Caliber, Spyro (Yes... I do. They're very addicting)
Ships/Automobiles: Ragnarok (FF8) and Cloud's motorcycle (FF7)
Authors: Eoin Colfer, Laurell K. Hamilton, Elizabeth Hayden, Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce, Phillip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, R. A. Salvatore, J. R. Tolkien, and Jasper Fforde
Artist: M.C. Escher, Thomas Kinkade, Kagaya Yutaka
Books: Forgotten Realms series; Immortals Quartet; Song of the Lioness Quartet; Protector of the Small Quartet; Trickster's Choice and Trickster's Queen; Beka Cooper: Terrier; Joust; Dark Materials Trilogy; Lord of the Rings Trilogy; Rhapsody, Prophecy, and Destiny; Anita Blake Series; Artemis Fowl Series
1. Best Scream: Hitomi (Kelly Sheridan (Escaflowne))
2. Best Puppy-Dog Eyes: Kira Yamato (Gundam SEED)
3. Best Anguished Cry: Shinn Asuka (Matthew Erickson (Gundam SEED Destiny))
4. Best Maniacal Laugh: Muraki (Edward MacLeod (Yami no Matsuei))
5. Cutest When Sleeping: Hatori Sohma (Fruits Basket)
6. Best Sephiroth Clone Look-Alike: Gunter (Kyo Kara Maoh)
7. Best Manipulator: Gilbert Durandal (Gundam SEED Destiny)
8. Best Random Moment: Yuuki (Es Otherwise) when he's obsessed with the shaman rain stick
9. Cutest Anime Animal: Baby Kiba (Wolf's Rain)
10. Best Redheaded Girl: Karen (8th MS Team)
11. Character to Kill the Most People in a Single Episode: Quatre Raberba Winner (Gundam Wing)
12. Best Bedroom Voice: Brian Drummond (Zechs Marques (Gundam Wing), Allen Schezar (Escaflowne), Andrew Waltfeld (Gundam SEED/Destiny) Ryuk (Death Note))
13. Biggest Flake: Serena or Usagi (Sailor Moon)
14. Sounds Best Charging Up: Goku (Sean Schemmel (Dragonball Z))
15. Cutest Father and Son Pair: Goku and Gohan (Dragonball Z)
16. Most Amusing Anime Commercial (The Halfway Thing): Yu Yu Hakusho
17. Best Horror/Amusing Phrase in an Anime: "Are you there?" (Fafner)
18. Most Mocked Anime (By Death and Strata): Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle (But the manga's really good)
19. Best Real Life Fight Scenes: Samurai Champloo
20. Best One-Liner: "Are they both real?" Light Yagami (Brad Swaile Death Note)
21. Worst Anime Name: Parn (Record of Lodoss War)
22. Most Kick-Ass Old Guy: Yamamoto (Bleach)
23. Worst Anime Opening: Hamtaro theme
24. Anime With Most Recycled Voice Actors: Gundam 00 (quick second: Gundam Wing... although there's nothing wrong with listening to more Brian, Brad, Kirby, Ted, Sam, Trevor, Scott...)
25. Best Comic Relief Characters: Isaac and Miria (Baccano)
26. Best Random Arguments: Gojyo and Goku (Saiyuki)
27. Voice Actor Who's Voice is Equivalent to Sex: Illich Guardiola (Krad (DNAngel) and Gojyo (Saiyuki))
28. Best Genuine Laugh: Neil Dylandy (Alex Zahara Gundam 00)
29. Best Internal Monologues: Kyon (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
30. Best Growl: Lee Wong (Beyblade (First season) Voice Actor Unknown)
(More to come!)
Quote of the Moment
"Grammar. The difference between feeling your nuts and feeling you're nuts."
I have a good friend one here who goes by the pen name of Death-Scimitar. If you've read some of her stories then look back at mine, you may find that most of our characters are the same (looks, personality, etc.) and also that some of our plot lines or ideas are the same. The reason is that we tend to build off each other; use each other's thoughts and suggestions. So, if you do notice this, please know that we aren't copying.