Author has written 8 stories for Flame of Recca, Card Captor Sakura, and Prince of Tennis.
Name: just call me Umeko-chan! (it's not my real name, though...)
Location: Philippines (I’m a proud Filipina!)
Hobbies: reading, singing, writing, dancing, acting, drawing, listening to all kinds of music, watching anime, playing volleyball, badminton, table tennis, soccer and softball, hanging out with my best buds, eating junk food, and sleeping the whole day.
Random info about me: I’m a multi-faceted person. I can be childish one moment, and a serious, deep-thinker in other. I’m generally a happy-go-lucky person, and a bit irresponsible, but I’m trying my best to change that (since my school is such a pain…just kidding). I love the internet and cable TV. I live in a different province than the place I go to school to.
I’m kind of weird, but it doesn’t bother me, coz everyone I know say they’re weird, so I guess that doesn’t make me weird at all. I have a lot of guts in doing the dares my friends give out, but they’re not evil, so they can’t think of giving out embarrassing dares (so far, the most embarrassing I’ve done was sing a song in a very off-key and loud voice in a public place).
Oh, and I love chocolates! I can’t LIVE without it. I don’t even want to think about not having any for at least day! And I totally drooled when I saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
I write by impulse, and whatever comes into my mind, I try to write. And sometimes, I think about fanfics in an anime I watch that I don’t consider a favorite, but I write them down anyway.
Some of the anime I watch and love (in alphabetical order):
Black Cat, Bleach, Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, Cowboy Bebop, Chrno Crusade, Daa! Daa! Daa!, Death Note (I read the whole manga before I've watched the anime...finished the manga in time with the release of the 3rd episode...), Detective Conan, Detective School Q (Tantei Gakuen Q), Digimon, D.N. Angel, Escaflowne (Tenkuu no Escaflwone), Flame of Recca, Fruits Basket, Full Metal Panic!, Full Metal Alchemist, Fushigi Yuugi, Gakuen Alice, Galaxy Angels, Get Backers, Hungry Heart, Hunter x Hunter, Inuyasha, Jigoku Shoujo, Kaleido Star, Kyou Kara Maou!, Law of Ueki, Marmalade Boy, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Midori Days (Midori no Hibi), Naruto, Otogi Zoshi: The Legend of Magatama, Ouran High School Host Club, Pokemon, Prince of Tennis, Ranma 1/2, Rayearth, Rozen Maiden, Rurouni Kenshin, Shaman King, Slam Dunk, Sorcerer Hunters (Bakuretsu Hunters), Sorcerer Stabber Orphen, Tactics, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Ultra Maniac, Witch Hunter Robin, xxxHoLiC, Yakitate! JaPan, Yu Yu Hakusho, Zoids: Chaotic Century
As I said, those are just some of the anime. There are lots and lots more. I practically gobble them up. I guess the reason this is so is because I love stories; whether I read them, watch them, or write about them, it doesn’t matter. Maybe that’s why I love reading books, watching TV shows and movies, and writing stories. I even love acting them out.
Anyway, enough about me, I might bore you to death.
Some personal friends who have accounts here in FF.net:
Nefertili – if you’re a fan of SesshKik pairings (from Inuyasha), I suggest you read her works. She's a great writer getting better, and if you want to read some of the best stories with a great plot and has a smooth flow (assuming that you're a SesshKik fan), then you better get your hands on some of her stories.
Sapphire Snowflake – she obsesses over Naruto (the show, not the character), and a lot of other anime that I've...sorta...influenced her into watching _wink_. Totally in love with Sasuke, with two SasuSaku oneshots to boot. Is now addicted to CCS and was sucked into the CCS fanfics blackhole, so she's currently writing some. She's a very creative girl who can think up lots of great, original plots, so if you're looking for something refreshing (aka not cliche), go read her work!
Little Yellow Bunny – this one is a Slamdunk fan, or better yet, a Mitsui addict. She’s head-over-heels in love with him, and is currently writing two fanfics dedicated to him (they’re MitsuiOC stories). She's on hiatus at the moment...
Hazelle Hoshi - uber obsessed with Sasuke! Totally into SasuSaku fics...She's written some herself, too. (She's in league with Ashita no Haru...They're both vying for Sasuke...I think they've already agreed to split him between themselves...Oops, sorry guys, now all of Sasuke's rabid fans are gonna come after you!)
aldeiah - this one's obsessed with Gaara! She's currently writing a GaaraOC fic. One of the people me and my friends influenced into reverting back into their anime-loving selves and writing some fanfictions! (I'm proud of being able to spread the anime love...) She's written a MelloOC fic as well.
oyasumiQuincy - Yep, another one of the people I influenced. She has just finished a FujiOC Prince of Tennis fanfic, and has written a ShishiTori oneshot for me! She obsesses over guys with eternally closed eyes, namely, Ichimaru Gin of Bleach, and Fuji Syusuke of Prince of Tennis. No, Brock, she's not interested in you. Stick with Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy. (For those who don't know Brock, Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy -- for the love of anime, watch Pokemon!! Where have you been hiding?!) Oh, and she's a diehard TezFuji fangirl, by the way.
I noticed that my friends pretty much write fanfics only for a specific anime, while my ideas are all over the place! All my fanfics that I've started (and planning to start) are from different anime! Huh, goes to show how many anime I'm obsessing over...
Changed my name from purple and pink dreams to Yamada Umeko. My first penname was such a hassle coz it's too long, and people kept forgetting it. I even envied my friends who had short pennames, so I decided to change mine. Hope it's not much of a hassle to you guys.