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AND you can also find my witty humor intermixed with my notes... yeah... not really... my humor isn't witty...
News and Updates:
02/06/2012 - I guess I missed putting up a link and note for Chapter 4 so there it is! Also, now just posted Chapter 5! Enjoy! In truth been feeling a little bummed out about the lack of readership for this current story. I knew it would be a tough sell getting into it, but I'd forgotten how depressing it can be in a sea of stories. Anyhow... whatever... the writing continues as does the story. Onwards to the next part.
01/09/2012 - At long last the year 2012 is upon us, and so is Chapter 3 of GWatRD! I have been trying to post chapters at midnight, mostly as a test to see how they do. The answer, not well. So the next couple will post at 8AM and I'll see how that goes. Hard at work on the rest of the story. Into some really tough chapters now and progress has slowed substantially, but I should still be fine to finish them. Deadlines always help me get it done.
12/27/2011 - Chapter 2 of Ginny Weasley and the Riddle Diary is now up! This update is a tad delayed. Its been a crazy work weekend for me and I was surprised I was even able to get this up on Monday. Have been trying a new thing with midnight postings. I like and dislike it. I like it be ready for everyone early as possible, but being pushed to page 7 by early morning is always disheartening. Anyhow, happy post boxing day everyone!
12/12/2011 - Now presenting for your enjoyment Ginny Weasley and the Riddle Diary Chapter 1. So yeah, it's been more than a year since I put something up. I know more than a few people were hoping that more WITCH stories were on the way, but for the moment, they just aren't in the cards. If you've been wanting a new HP story though, you're in luck! This one is huge! As usual, new chapters will post on a set timeline. Every other Monday (or twice a month). I hope you enjoy!
06/20/2010 - And I'm done! Epilogue is up today and that completes Beyond the Infinity. Thank you everyone who read along! If you haven't read it, or even started the three part series, well, its never too lats to start!
06/19/2010 - The last chapter (minus the epilogue) is now live! Episode 4: Part 5: We are Witch is ready for you! Its a long chapter, nearly double the length of the rest, but hey, there was a lot to say! I hope you have enjoyed the ride! The Epilogue will post tomorrow!
05/29/2010 - We are almost there, coming up on the end. I give you the second to last chapter Episode 4: Part 4: Inside Sanctuary now available for reading. Only one more full chapter to go, it will post up on June 19th, don't miss it!
05/15/2010 - I'm in Denver Co at the moment, finding internet was an interesting challenge, but I've found it! (stupid non tether iPhone!!) Anyhow, the next installment is now up Episode 4: Part 3: The New Oracle. I hope you enjoy it, it was a fairly easy chapter to write this time around, it just kind of flowed out, but it took a lot of extra passes to complete. I'm not sure what people will think of this one, or how much hate I am going to get, but, meh... almost done.
05/01/2010 - Not exactly cutting it down to the wire, but still pretty tight on getting this one done. I will be glad when I've reached the end of this story, its been completely draining and I need some recovery time. Anyhow... The next part is now live! Episode 4: Part 2: Clash of the Suns, and no, I haven't seen clash of the titans. I hope you enjoy! Now I'm off to take a nap.
04/17/2010 - I'm honestly surprised I got a chapter out this week. I wake up before the sun is up, go to work, come home after the sun has set, write one or two paragraphs and fall asleep. I'm freking tired right now. But it's up! Episode 4: Part 1: Help, is now live for your reading pleasure. I hope you enjoy it, I'm gona go take a nap.
04/03/2010 - We are closing in on the end, today marks the end of another episode, Episode 3: Part 4: Island of Oasis is up and read for reading! Not today, but tomorrow I will start work on the first chapter of Episode 5, Sanctuary. It will be the only episode with five chapters and I can exclusively reveal the first letter of each of the episode names here! HCTIW... yeah, I bet you didn't see that one coming.
03/20/2010 - I bring you chapter 11 of Beyond the Infinity, or rather, Episode 3: Part 3: Trapped on Earth. Its a fairly dark chapter, that ends on a bright note, so if your lacking in brightness throughout this story, this should add some brightness... brightness! Already waist deep in the next chapter, it should be a fun one, although, not as bright... ness...
03/06/2010 - Three months into 20-10, where has the time gone?! It seems like just yesterday it was 2008!... I don't really remember any of 2009... Anyhow... New chapter for Beyond the Infinity: Episode 3: Part 2: Coming Home this is a chapter you can't miss! Well, you shouldn't miss any of them really, but if you had to miss a chapter, this i not the one to miss! Because if you miss this chapter, you'll be so lost that even a super-story-gps couldn't get you back on track! So, don't miss this chapter!
02/20/2010 - It's only just started to sink in that its 2010 for me. I mean, wow, 10 years in the 2000's... but then I remember... our calander is 1000 made up, its so arbitrary that it has no meaning what so ever! Now the Mayans, they had a calander... of course, theirs kind of ends in like two years... Anyhow... don't have time to worry about that right now because the next chapter of Beyond the Infinity is live! I give you Episode 3: Part 1: Heroes in Rakadin, I hope you enjoy it!
02/06/2010 - These past weeks have been crazy! CRAZY I SAY! Finding time to write hasn't been easy, but, I still managed to produce! So I give you the last part of Episode 2: Part 4: Immersed in Refuge I hope you enjoy it!
01/23/2010 - As we reach the end of January, one thought comes to mind... "I like fishies cuze their so deliousies, got gold fishies, got gold fishies!" uh, well, something like that anyhow... HEY! Guess what! My new chapter is up! Beyond the Infinity, Episode 2, Part 3: The Last Guardian is now live for your enjoyment! Let me know what you think! I wasn't entirely sure I was going to make the post date. Not sure what it was about this chapter, but it just dripped out of me. Eh, anyhow, its all done now... time to start on the next chapter... sigh, not even half way yet!
01/09/2010 - Tolerable New Year Everyone! So we've made it to 2010, look how far we've come! The whole of humanity has only existed a mere 2010 years and... what? Our calendar doesn't start at the dawn of human kind? And I suppose our new years day is just some arbitrary number picked at random or another holiday transformed from something else... Anyhow... sorry, tangent (I dislike new years as you might be able to tell) the newest chapter is up. I was a pain to write, I'm not really sure why. I hope you enjoy it though Episode 2 Part 2 Captured Heart (chapter 6) is now up for your reading pleasures!
12/26/2009 - The day after X-mas! I bring you a late X-mas gift, Episode 2 Part 1 How Meridian Fell!
12/12/2009 - I bring you chapter 4 of Beyond the Infinity, the final installment of episode 1: Into Haven! It should be an interesting chapter and I hoppe you enjoy it! We'll move right along into chapter 5 two weeks from now (Dec 26th).
11/28/2009 - Happy (late) turkey day everyone! Did you have a good thanksgiving? Well let me make it even better! Here is chapter 3 of Beyond the Infinity: The Fire Heart. I hope you like it!
11/14/2009 - And we roll right along into chapter 2 "Controlling the Future" of Beyond the Infinity. Not quite as many people joined up for this ride as I would have liked with chapter 1, so I'm hoping another bump to the top might bring in some more readers. Can only hope... anyhow... next chapter goes up 11/28!
10/31/2009 - Hello everyone! ITS UP! At long last the third and final installment of my WITCH series is up! Don't miss the exciting conculison in "Beyond the Infinity", now live for your viewing pleasure, enjoy!
10/11/2009 - I've added "What Price Vengeance" to my favorites section as well as a brief review. If you haven't read Babywhale512's epic story yet, get going! Just remember to read in order, "What Price Loyalty" comes first. Additionally, I've decided on a release date for the final installment of my own WITCH series, as well as a time table for chapter publication. The first chapter will go up on the 31st of October, better known as Halloween (as suggested to me in a PM). Each new chapter will go up every other week on Saturday from that point onwards.
08/06/2009 - I'm still here! I know it's been a while since anything got posted from me, but I am working on the final installment of my WITCH series... if anyone is waiting for it. I finished the first draft a few days ago, is still very rough and I'm pretty sure and entire chapter is still missing, but its getting there. I'm still on target to publish it this year, but I'm not sure when yet. More coming soon!
05/01/2009 - That month just flew by didn't it? Well it did for me anyhow, deadline kept sneaking up on me. Anyhow... without any further delay I bring you the final installment of Paths Divided Chapter 5 - Death. It might be the end of this short story but its only the middle of the bigger picture. So stay tuned, check back, or set me on Favorite or Alert, Part 3 is in the works! Thank you everyone for your support in this journey. (there is an easter egg in my profile about the next story, if you want to look for it, although I didnt try very hard to hide it)
04/01/2009 - Has it already been a month? How time flys when you're uh... doing... things... Anyhow... Chapter 4 - Darkness is now posted. I hope you like it, I spent a lot of time with it and I am honestly glad to be rid of it! Seriously, the same chapter for a month? Not as good an idea as I thought when I started. Anyhow... enjoy!
03/01/2009 - Now live for your reading enjoyment is Chapter 3 - Soul! I hope you like it, I spent a lot of time with it, seriously, a lot of time, over the last month working, reworking, acting it out... you know... stuff like that. Anyhow... I'm working on part 4 right now. pretty far into it, but no more writing today. Luckily I have a month before the next part is due. Of course, that's not as much time as you might think it is.
02/01/2009 - Ta-da, Chapter 2 - Light of Paths Divided has been posted, 2 hours before dead line, hehe... Most readers probably wont get to it until later in the week but at least it is there! Now that the stress of getting that chapter up is over I can sit back, relaxe, and put off the next chapter until one or two hours before I have to post it...
01/01/2009 - And so a new saga begins... well it continues in any case... Chapter 1 of Paths Divided is now live. There are four more parts before we get to part three. I hope you enjoy it and HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!
09/29/2008 - AND I'M DONE (for now). You can read the last chapter of Unmaking the World: Epilogue right here! Please leave a review to let me know what you think! Remember, while its the end of this story, its not the end of this series and a I am planing to do two more parts, so, yes, there are things that are unfinished at the end of this one. I know, don't write me about them, because I cannot answer questions about it yet. Anyhow. Tomorrow is a break day, then on Wednesday, I travel to Rome! It should be fun.
09/28/2008 - Here we go! Part 5: Friends and Enemies, the final chapter in the story arch is up today! The epilogue will post tomorrow, it sets up the next stories. Enjoy! FYI I'm in Switzerland at the moment, its pretty awesome, but I am traveling all over the place and its been hell trying to get these last two parts finished. I'm off to Interlocken tomorrow so hopefully I will have a chance to get back to my computer to read reviews, and work on the Epilogue.
09/21/2008 - And at long last Part 4: The Harbinger is now up for your viewing pleasure! Be warned there is a big twist at the end!
09/14/2008 - It's that time again, the next chapter is up! Part 3: Rise of the Fallen is now posted. I hope you enjoy it. Working hard on the last chapter... ttfn!
09/07/2008 - Now posted is Episode 7 Part 2: Remaking the World (that's chapter 26 for anyone who is counting chapters). I'm really, really, really tired so I'm gona go to sleep now even though I really, really, really want to play some more Spore... and work on the next chapter... of course... g'night!
08/31/2008 - And were back with the final episode (7: Eternities End). This episode kicks off with Part 1: What Nightmares Bring. I hope you like it. I'm working hard on the next part.
08/17/2008 - Last part of episode 6 is up: Part 4 - Change of Heart. Only one more episode to go! Not much else to talk about. Had some rough personal issues this week so I am kinda down at the moment.
08/10/2008 - Without, well with very little in any case, rambling, I bring you Part 3 - Shadow of the Colossus! I hope you enjoy it. I worked really hard on it this week to make it the best I could. Its been a really bad week for me and all I can say is I am glad its over. Seriously. Screw this last week. Although, this next week looks even less promising... If only there were some imaginary fantisy world I could escape to or something... anyhow...
08/03/2008 - OMG it already August? Where did the time go? I feel like I only just started a few months ago! Ah, repressed memories, that will come back to haunt me later on. Anyhow... rambling aside. BOOM Part 2 - Messenger from the Sky is now posted. I better get back to work on the next couple of chapters.
07/27/2008 - Alright! Episode 6 YEAH! You can read the latest chapter of "Unmaking the World" right here: Part 1 - Meanwhile. Don't forget to leave a review if you liked it. I'm not a mind reader and if you don't tell me than I assume you hated it and I go find some corner to cry in.
07/20/2008 - A new post has been put up in my forums called "The Story Before the Story". It is the intro to a three part bonus piece I am writing about my current FanFiction, "Unmaking the World". It talks about some of the inspiration that went into the story as to how it got started and the ideas behind it. In the next two parts I will talk about hidden meanings scattered throughout the story as well as some chapter specifics and in the last section I will talk about the next parts of "Unmaking the World". Each new part will post 1 week after last chapter of Episodes 6 and 7 respectively.
07/13/2008 - At long last I give you Part 4 - L is for WilL. Cookies for anyone who can spot the hidden meaning behind the title. Anyhow... its break time now. I think I am going to spend the next week play LoZ:TP again, just because I can... I also found out that one of my wall ordiments is actually the strategy guide for it, I just bought it because it looked pretty... Anyhow... its game time!
07/06/2008 - Hey, its me again. I know you were hoping to see someone else posting here, but, yeah, that's so not going to happen. Anyhow... Part 3 - Lost and Found is now live. Its a fun little chapter, as one of my friends pointed out its the obligitory hot spring chapter found in all anime. It's not really meant like that even if thats how it seems. Also, added Darev's Broken Mirrors to my list of favorites in my profile, check that out, its a great story!
06/29/2008 - Next in the line for this episode is Part 2 - Into the Unknown. Its now posted, feel free to read up on it. I saw Wall-E today, it was fantastic, have to go see it again to pick up on some of the nuances, but its a great film. In fact. Stop reading my profile and go see it!
06/22/2008 - And so we start the next cycle. Episode 5 begins today, and now live is Part 1 - We are Itch I hope you like it! This is a fun little episode.
06/08/2008 - Alright! Part 4 - Without Heart or Soul is now live! I hope you enjoy it. I'm gona take a little break now, and I'll be back next next Sunday (thats June 22nd) with the start of episode 5! We are getting closer to the end now. I'm busy blocking out some of the battle sequences in the final chapters to make them more exciting. Feel free to visit the forums and add your thoughts or just read some of the fun extra facts there!
06/02/2008 - I posted a chapter yesterday, Part 3 - Washed Away but you most likely already know that. This update is only late because I am lazy! And hard at work on the next chapter(s). I'm ready for a break, honestly, but I can see the end. I'm so close... just a little further... Anyhow. Next chapter coming this Sunday (June 8th)!
05/27/2008 - A mid week update. Added XV-Dragon's story "The Shunned One" to my favorite stories section (It just took me a while to get around to it). Added a link (here) to an image that was part of the inspiration for the current story I am working on ("Unmaking the World"). Forum Update, added the name of the next chapter to the update section of my WITCH forum.
05/25/2008 - Now this Episode is really starting to roll! Just posted a moment ago is Part 2 - I is for Irony so I hope you like it! I'm just finishing up some minor touch ups to Part 3 before I send it out to my BETA readers tonight.
05/18/2008 - Ah, the start of a new episode! I know what some of you are thinking: "at last!" while others are saying "Episodes? What the heck are you babbling about?"... Anyhow, here is the link to check it out Part 1 - Broken Heart I hope you like it! Please check it out and remember to leave me a review to let me know what you think!
About the Author:
Age: 29 (sigh)
Current Location: At home, have the week off... sort of
Status: Can't complain, no one will listen.
Occupation: I don't know, something about browsing the internet all day?
My preferred style of writing is a series of stories. Ideas rarely end with the end and often never start at the beginning. I generally choose a novel length story format (as opposed to poem, script or comic) and like following a single character in 3rd person. Sometimes, when a scene or chapter break occurs I will explore the story from another characters perspective, but never more than one characters pov per scene.
I dislike writing 1st person myself, but I have found some very good stories written in this style. I highly recommend the book "The Host" it's all first person and its done exceptionally well.
I try to stay as true to the universe and characters as I can (I don't care for or write slash, though I'm not above reading or writing lemons, or including fan service) and never write about something that I have very little understanding of (I have to be a FAN to write fan fiction, that seems obvious, but some people seem to ignore that part).
While I often like to add my own characters I try and keep the focus of my stories in the universes they were made for. However a little creative deviation never hurts, so long as it's believable. I almost never write FF stories that have only the original cast but I NEVER write stories that are solely focused on only characters I've created. I try and stay away from writing myself into any of the roles (I'm pretty boring anyhow).
My favorite characters to write are females and children, since I am neither. I find the experience challenging as I cannot draw directly from myself to do it. It is very rewarding when I connect with a character to the level that I can hear their voice in my head as I write them. Okay that sounded a little crazy... but I never said I wasn't crazy!
I like to act out, or more as the case may be, talk to myself, for many of the scenes I write. My best ideas come to me while I am in the shower, so, I take long showers. Its like a freking magic booth of ideas for me. Whenever I am stuck, a shower always seemed to get my story flowing again, as it were.
As of late I have moved to writing my FanFiction in smaller parts. This lets me give more attention to each part of the story and I can spend more time with the text, instead of working on pages and pages of proofing.
I also hold myself to very strict deadlines. When I start a story I layout the time table along which the entire story will be published. Sometimes there are late additions to add along the way, but I pried myself on always posting new chapters on time.
Most chapters will receive at lot of time and care, but I am only one person and I can't find everything (but please let me know if you do)! Each time go through it I add a little more to the chapter, either by reworking things that seemed like a good idea at the time, removing things that didn't work as I had hoped, or elaborating on something I just glanced over the first time.
Writing is not about just writing, its about reading your own work and editing it, making it better. I never write something and then immediately post it there is always a long period of time between what I write initially and what I post, often months (in a couple cases years).
Even when my stories are 'done' I feel they are never finished and there is always more I could add, change or have done better. But if I didn't stop working on them they really never would be done or get posted.
Lastly, I'm dyslexic (thank you auto correct for fixing that word for me). I've spent years combating my difficulties with words and numbers. I'm a programmer by trade and a writer by need. Stories and images flow through my mind in a way that letters and words simply can not. I've all but lost the ability to handwrite and the only way I can create stories is through sheer memorization of key strokes. I think it, my hands do it. If I misspell something, I delete the words and attempt it again, I do not correct it, often cannot correct it (except with auto correct!).
Reading is an interesting challenge for me, the details I won't go into. But the solution is simple, audio. Audio books and text to speach have both become my ideal way to experience creative works. I much prefer it to stumbling through a story.
Favorite Writing Styles (to read): Honestly, I am not much of a reader, something has to be really, really good to get me to read it. Grammar and spelling errors are a huge turn off for me, but I definitely understand the occasional mistake. Poor descriptions, unbelievable plot lines, contrived events and stories filled with a cast of OC's that I couldn't care less about are also something I don't like. I do like action stories as well has heavy well developed character driven plots. I'm not much for romance stories as they are usually not as believable. 'Pairing' and 'shipping' stories are just not my bag, but I'll read them if I know the author and I like other works they have done.
Favorite Writing Activities: I love commenting on other peoples work, although not always reading it. I have endless advice to give... regardless of if its welcome or not... My favorite way to experience a story is by audio, most of the stories I 'read' I actually listen to using a text to speech program (Natural Reader). Its pretty good most of the time. But if I find a really good story I'll often read it aloud to myself instead, it makes reading in public a tad awkward.
Favorite Non Writing Activities: Gaming (board, card (MTG!), video (Chrono Trigger, FF7, FF6, Legend of Zelda and KH!)), hanging out with friends, hiking, volley ball, sky diving and jujitsu/greko-roman wrestling (doing not watching).
Favorite Animated Shows: (in no particular order): Simpson's, Futurama, South Park, W.i.t.c.h, Reboot, Beast Wars, Batman the Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Gargoyles, Evangelion: Neon Genesis, Cowboy Beebop, RahXephon, Ninja Scroll (movie), OutlawStar, Digimon (season 1 and 2), Sonic the Hedgehog (the good one), Talespin, Teen Titans, Ghost in the Shell (movies and series), the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Avatar: the Last Airbender (not that pos movie shamalamalan put out, fuk him).
Favorite Non Animated Shows: Firefly, Stargate SG-1 (I'm a RDA fan what can I say, I watched it for him), Stargate Atlantes (I don't have an excuse for this one), Farscape, Smallville (before it got lame), Doctor Who (old and new, not so much the new new one, no one is as good as David Teniet), Battlestar Galatica (new) and Anything on the Science or History Channels.
Favorite Movies: Not as many as you might think, I'm really a TV series kind of person. Although I own a crazy amount of DVDs and I just bought a project screen! (120 inchs! it takes up a wall!)
Favorite Web Comics: Penny-Arcade, Misfile, Order of the Stick, Looking for Group, Suger Bits (snafu: by Bleedman), Grim Tales (snafu: by Bleedman), PPG (snafu: by Bleedman), Goblin Comic, Vampire Cheerleaders (and every other comic on the site) and Zap!
Stories (by Starwin):
Harry Potter and the Shadow of Evil
Harry Weasley and the Reflection of Vengeance
Ginny Weasley and the Riddle Diary
Unmaking the World (Book 1)
Paths Divided (Book 2)
Beyond the Infinity (Book 3)
Reviews of Favorite Stories:
What Price Loyalty by babywhale512
What Price Vengeance by babywhale512
Requiem for a Dream by Sokai
W.I.T.C.H.: The Shunned One by XV-Dragon
Broken Mirrors by Darev
Ginny Weasley and the Riddle Diary is currently active and posting. No future stories are in the works at the moment.