Author has written 2 stories for Expelled from Paradise/楽園追放, and Harry Potter.
Brief About Me:
I have been dabbling in writing for a good while but nothing serious. My other hobbies include racing, shooting, and relaxing.
What I Write:
Typically I do my best to write original content but when I do dabble into fan fiction it is normally Harry Potter, Legend of Zelda or StarWars related.
What I Read:
Mostly fantasy and science fiction. I will dabble a little in modern fiction but they normally have to have a fantasy element. I can just read the newspaper if I want to read about the mundane.
What are My Writing Skills:
I feel I fall in there with most people that dabble. Good enough to entertain most, but not enough to do it seriously. I have a style inspired by Tolkien, Piers Anthony, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.
Favorite Reads:The Harry Potter series (Well, of course, just me and a billion other people) The Lord of the Rings series (Tolkien built a really strong, lively and diverse world. I can only dream of doing what he did) The Discworld series (I started with Tiffany Aching's adventures and the went back and read The Colour of Magic and didn't stop until I head read them all. Terry Prachett was amazing. RIP Sir Terry) The Xanth series (Piers Anthony has a wonderful wordsmithing ability that has always amazed me) Dragonlance books (The older ones, I haven't read a Dungeons and Dragons book in AGES) The Pillars of Reality series (Though, these were a listen. When I first started they were an Audible exclusive) The Song of the Lioness series (Only thing I've read from Tamora Pierce, couldn't really get into anything else)
The list is much longer, but I'll leave it at that.
What I Like in FanFiction:
Of course I only can read the fanfictions that I understand and know the universe of, but I'm open to exploring new universes. I love to see authors put their own twist into an established universe and give us new ways to look at things, but I can't get into these so called AU stories. Taking characters out of their setting and making them high school students, superheros, or (worst of all) making them average people doesn't seem to work for me. Well written is a big plus, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you have to be Chaucer or Twain, but a little effort goes a long way (see more on this below). I love to see well developed original characters as well. I'm no master when it comes to detecting a Mary Sue/Gary Stu so when I do trust me when I say other more picky/skilled than me will nail it.
What I Don't Like in FanFiction:
I have to avoid some of my favorites because I don't like some of the subject matter (like many of their original creators). Graphic sex for the sake of graphic sex is also avoided, yes it can add to the story but sometimes less is more. I'm also not a big fan of novelizations, not even professional ones. I've seen the movie/played the game, I know the shoe fits. For some reason I love movies based on books, but I just cannot get through books based on movies. Poorly written is difficult for me to read. Again, we are not Hemingway, but a little bit of understanding on how stories (especially dialogue) are written can make even the worse grammatical mistakes bearable.
How I handle criticism:
I absolutely love it. Even the flames, because in my almost hrmhrmhrm years I've learned to read between the lines and gleam the truth of what they are trying to say. I've also learn that some people are just mean to be mean so I don't let their hang ups bother me. Since I don't have an editor outside of myself, not everything I type is going to be correct. I do type it up, walk away for a few hours and then reread it, but I will still miss things.
How I criticize:
I typically don't. I have written a few reviews for the site for some things that I think are interesting, but not a lot. The reviews here baffle me so I choose not to participate in most cases. With that said, when I do criticize it is open and honest, and generally positive. I don't do the whole "You misspelled this" or "You mean their and not there" stuff, I'm not an editor. I read past that stuff. I don't do negative reviews because amateurs and hobbyist tend to not have the mental fortitude to handle even well meaning negativity.
Did you know that just because you write this "disclaimer": Characters owned by , CO's owned by Me", doesn't make it true. I laugh whenever I see this, like the fan author has some sort of rights to characters created with other peoples intellectual property. And my favorite is the addition of, "don't use without permission". So, you can use the original IP anyway you want, but we can't use your shallow Mary Sue self insert? Thanks for letting us know.
I'm just an average guy that enjoys writing and I look forward to contributing in one manner or another in the community. I know some of us want to be professional writers and have our names up there with the greats. But I think most of us just want to create and share our imagination with the world. Regardless, I think everyone should get out there and write. And if someone doesn't like it, what's it to you? Someone else will.
No one holds command over me. No man. No god. No Prince. What is a claim of age for ones who are immortal? What is a claim of power for ones who defy death? Call your damnable hunt. We shall see whom I drag screaming to hell with me. - Hunter S. Thompson
NOW this is the law of the jungle, as old and as true as the sky, and the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die. - Rudyard Kipling
Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. - J.K. Rowlings
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