Author has written 12 stories for Final Fantasy VII, Saiyuki, Prince of Tennis, and Katekyo Hitman Reborn!.
Profile Updated: 21/09/2014
Note: I plan to delete all of my stories, I will not promise backups. While my original intention was to leave people my fictions here for enjoyment purposes, I am now sick and tired of reviews asking when I will update. The answer is never. Since I believe none of you will stop asking or bother to read my profile I've decided the best way to remedy this is to delete everything.
Are you on Hiatus?
Are you ever gonna update "insert fic name"? It has been so many years!?
Why don't you update?
Lost all passion for writing, I only like to read now. Plus the plots aren't hard to imagine anyway.
But that's not fair!
I would highly appreciate if you could respect the fact that other people have their own lives and it is not mandatory for them to listen to your every demand.
Can I adopt your stories then?
No. Last time I tried having someone to take over for me and sent them notes they never did anything. So no.
Awwww pretty please? I'm nothing like them!
No. You can write your own version since I plan to delete everything.
WHAT!? Wait, give me time!
I'll delete everything by the end of the month. If I can't stand seeing my stuff anymore I'll delete them without any notice. If you actually liked my stories you'll back them up. Just copy and paste.
Why the sudden decision of deleting your stories?
I repeat, I am sick and tired of getting reviews that's asking me to update. The last one that asked me it has been 9 long years and would I ever update was the last straw for me. Reviews that ask me to update are neither inspiring or reassuring. Where are the constructive reviews or proper encouragement - or even the gratitudes? I really did think of good intentions of leaving the fics here hoping it'll inspire other people. But not anymore.
Some writing advice from a reader's point of view:
1) Spellings and Grammar:
Mis-spelt words and horrible grammar are any story's downfall. No matter how great your story could be, as soon as you see a mis-spelt word coming across the story then it totally puts people off. To improve, re-read what you have typed, make an effort to correct the spellings and grammar yourself. Keep sentences as short as possible. Stick everything to one tense, past tense is most suitable (Except in conversations). Leave it for a week or more, come back to re-read what you wrote and see if it makes sense. Modify your text if they need to be corrected. Finally, get a beta-reader. Re-read and correct the mistakes yourself again. (If you're very serious, leave it for another week or so, come back and check it again later or get someone else to read it to see if the story make sense at all. Yep, it's a long cycling process.)
2) Point of Views (a.k.a. POV.)
Please, STICK to ONE character's point of view throughout the whole fiction. If you are writing in a first person view, it is recommended that every single point of view is from one single character. You should not change from one person's view into another person's view using the first person view. If everything is in your pov, then you wouldn't know about other people's pov.; even in real life, you do not talk about what others did using 'I'. You'd say 'Jim took the book' not 'I took the book', because clearly from your point of view it wasn't you who took the book but Jim did. The only time that people will write in a first person view is if they are writing an autobiography and that each and every single scene are in that one single character's pov.
As a reader, when you or I am reading someone else's fic, it is expected to read any fiction with a third person's point of view. You're not writing in script/play mode nor are you writing text as you are making for manga art. Keep in mind as a reader, I am reading the characters as 'other people' and not 'being myself'.
If you wish to improve your writing, it is suggested that you start writing in a third person view - which is a narrator's point of view.
3) Original Characters (a.k.a. OCs)
Firstly, go to Google and search for a 'Mary Sue Litmus test'. It helps the author to define if their OCs are Mary Sues or not. Remember what your OCs are served to purpose and how it helps the canon characters in the series. The idea of the main character having a sibling? Cute - only if the sibling is less than 5. Similar ages scream they use the main character as a stepping stone to gain other canon characters' attention which is mostly the author's love interest unfortunately.
Everyone in their life time would've definitely imagined a Mary Sue or a Gary Stu, this is a process of learning.
Many OCs are frowned upon the fact that they are either paired up with a canon character of another series or that they over power every single character within that particular fandom. Very rare would OCs serve some sort of 'purpose' in most fics. The most OCs that are frowned upon are the Mary Sues and Gary Stus.
Basically, a Mary Sue is a perfect character - so perfect that it is impossible, illogical and unreal in life.
Symptoms of a Mary Sue include:- She's highly intelligent, beautiful, everyone likes her (Most characters in a romantic way), everything is handed to her on a silver platter. She is very special, she knows multiple languages. She has the most unique colours on her hair and her eyes. She is of many origins, most of them are half or quarter Japanese in some way. She is able to defeat the strongest character in that particular fandom. She can easily humiliate people, she can do what she wants, she is able to bend the logic. She has a unique name - whether of the opposite gender or a very long name. She is related to a certain character, mostly the main character in some way (as any kind of relative) or their powers. She has many love interests. She (depending on the story) dies dramatically in her love interest's arms. Many authors describe her character traits right down to her clothes and such in a very detailed manner compared to the original canon characters. No matter how many wrong things she has done, she is always forgiven and people would even say she is doing the right thing. The list continues, just go take that Litmus test.
If you want an example of a Mary Sue, Xion from Kingdom Hearts 325/2 Days is a perfect example despite the fact she is a canon character.
4) Summaries, Author Notes and Replies, Reviews and Flames.
- It puts people off when authors write 'I'm not good at writing summaries just read my fic' or 'Summary inside, please read' or 'Summary sucks, sorry' within their summaries. Your summary sucks or sounds dumb? Then do something about it. The whole idea of a summary is to shorten what your fic is about. It is a form of advertisement to make people want read your work. If it's long, cut it short. Nobody wants to waste their time on something that isn't even made properly presentable. It's like saying 'I have a box of candies, come buy'. Why would I buy it if I couldn't even see what it looks like on first glance or get a sample taste? It's the same with stories and summaries. If no effort is made to summaries, nobody (Or at least most people) would be bothered to read your fic.
- Author notes and replies. In the past there is no reply system. Now there is, so use it. Can't respond to Anonymous comments? Change your settings to members can only comment and force those cowards to login and comment on you. Simple technique. Keep author notes short, in most cases people don't bother to read them - they're a waste of space and word count. Disclaimers are only there to catch people off if they're being arseholes to you in whatever manner.
- Reviews. Reviews are like a form of advertisement to tell people to come read this fic because so many people read or comment on them. Though sometimes they can be easily misguided and may be the kind of reviews that people dislike the fic etc. Also, don't ask for reviews or threaten people that if you don't get reviews you won't update fics. This is SAD. What are you writing for - Fame? If you are a great author or creator, you have nothing to fear about people not reviewing you or faving your fic. What are you going to do if no one reviews? Dump your piece of work in the sewers until someone picks it up or has a similar idea and theirs worked while yours didn't and then you accuse them? That would be the time to reflect on why your writing doesn't work.
- Flames. Get a life. There is a difference between flames and criticism by a margin. Nobody likes them. Flames are errupted by mainly jealousy without giving a valid reason of why this story didn't work etc. Criticism is the form of informing the author of how awful something is but with valid facts and reasons to back them up.
When you criticise others, you're doing it on the benefit of the author and not for yourself. Saying authors are pathetic when it comes to their horrible spelling and grammar is a bit too much. While it is true they are horrible, this is where you as the criticiser come in to help them. You should give them examples when you label their mistakes. Telling them what or which part they are wrong on is NOT ENOUGH. While you learn from mistakes, they cannot learn without proper directions.
If the author refuses to accept criticism, leave them be in their own dream world and report them for the errors in their stories.
That's about for now.
Fortunately I have never met anyone causing me trouble at all in the past - however I would like to say that if anyone attempts that, I won't hesitate to report you back and knock you off your 'high seat'. Ciao.