Poll: Kamikakushi is not a great fan of comedy and/or romance. However, she would like to get better at it. How? Through good old Naruto. If you enjoy such fics as Shakespeare Lives, please let her know which plotline you would like to see Kamikakushi work on. Vote Now!
Author has written 41 stories for Escaflowne, Card Captor Sakura, Gravitation, Fruits Basket, Evangelion, Yami no Matsuei, Count Cain: God Child, Naruto, Angel Sanctuary, Loveless, and Misc. Anime/Manga.
"The artist is the creator of beautiful things." - Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Jia Zhang is currently a student at McMaster University majoring in Honours Sociology. Her big passion is writing, whatever it may be—drama, tragedy, horror, romance, humour—as long as it satisfies the need. She has been writing for nearly a decade, and primarily enjoys writing short fiction, though she is currently working on many novels. She especially enjoys writing dramatic tragedy, but has deviated into writing horror recently. Jia spends most of her free time (besides writing and homework and school) playing around with Photoshop and a various videogames, as well as reading. She is also an avid connoisseur of literature and films, and a bit of a critic. Her guilty pleasures include comic books, fashion, soap operas and Star Trek.
Jia's favourite writers include Vladimir Nabokov, Oscar Wilde, Ray Bradbury, Phillip Pullman, William Shakespeare and various Greek playwrights. She enjoys such literary works as Lolita, Picture of Dorian Gray, The Martian Chronicles, The His Dark Materials Series, Hamlet, Oedipus Rex, Medea, Harlem Duet, and The Ash Garden, and occassionally she will delve into the world of Harry Potter. She enjoys films by Korean director Park Chan-wook and arteur Wes Anderson; she has a wide assortment of favourite films, but her personal favourites are The Scent of Green Papaya, Oldboy, Laundry, Red Violin, Farewell My Concubine, Hard Candy, Forrest Gump, American Beauty, The Royal Tennebaums, Lolita, and various Hayao Miyazaki films. She is also a fan of the television show Dexter, Heroes, House M.D., Life and various television programs from the 90s.
Jia is a huge fan of Kaori Yuki and Vladimir Nabokov. All of Jia's major fanfiction projects are of Kaori Yuki fandoms. Besides fanfiction, Jia also writes a varying degree of original fiction, ranging from poetry to vignettes to long fiction. She is currently working on a few novels, which she hopes to publish within the next couple of years. You can find many of her original works at her profile page on fictionpress.com.
The collection of Jia's assortment of fiction, poetry, rants, critiques, editorials and graphics can be found on her Live Journal.
The author's pen name, Kamikakushi, comes from the title of the film "Spirited Away" by Hayao Miyazaki. The Japanese title of the film is "Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi". Kamikakushi basically means "mysterious disappearance".
Shakespeare Lives (currently working on chapter 8)
The Bible (series: currently working on seventh story; will be releasing a new chapter soon)
Conversations with the Mirror (sporadic serial: may churn out another chapter in the near future)
May 31, 2008
So, I have finally updated SL, after like a bizillion years of being an ass about it. Sorry. But real life got in the way. Sometimes it makes me feel like I am in a Sims game. But, to say the least, it will most likely be a while before I work on any more SL, in favour of my actual novel and other fictions. I hope I can get some of that out of the way, and onto the comedy bandwagon so I can churn out the rest of SL. It has been a difficult few years, writing wise, especially comedy wise, so I hope to eventually get on the Naruto train again to finish this story. I hate leaving things undone. But still...I've been spending time on 1) my magnum opus, 2) my short fiction, and 3) my novels, which leaves little room for fanfiction. Oh yeah, and school is a bitch. However, maybe, sometime, the funny will hit Jia and I can finally complete SL. Here's hoping!
LISTENING TO: "Under the Sun" - atami feat. BONNIE PINK
BETA: Merciful Malice