Author has written 7 stories for Tokyo Mew Mew, Legend of Zelda, and Walking Dead.
Current Status 6/29/15: For some reason all the links on my profile link straight back to my profile. And I can't change it. Must be a glitch... *sigh*
For My "Customers": Here's the link to the personality quiz I was talking about - Which Skyward Sword Shopkeeper Are You?
16 Questions in all, but I tried to make them fun! And the link is safe, despite what the little box that pops up may lead you to believe.
Not Always Right was featured on Zelda Informer in October 2014! Here's the link to the article if you'd like to take a look:
Hunger Games People: If anyone's interested, my old SYOT character creation guides were relocated to my sis's blog: hoprocker-hunger-games.tumblr.com. I was tired of them cluttering my profile, so we moved them over there.
"The Customer Is (Not) Always Right Cover Art: knoggart.tumblr.com
"Dismissed" Cover Art: julie9r.tumblr.com
Heads up that I respond to reviews via PM, unless a guest asks a question and I can't send them a message. I just feel uncomfortable responding in author's notes because I don't know...I feel like I could be making the reviewer uncomfortable by putting them on the spot?? Especially if they give criticism. So don't be freaked out if you see I replied to you in your inbox, this is just my way of going about things. I also love when people respond to my reviews, so don't feel like you're annoying me by chatting me up. :D
My Beta Profile has a list of my fandoms and crap, but let it be known that I dislike Madoka Magica and Dangan Ronpa's sequels. Ugh. Just...ugh. Yuck. Sorry.
If for some reason you were curious about my reading/writing habits or views on certain things pertaining to this site, here ya go.
-Legend of Zelda is the main fandom I write in. My other favorite fandoms are Walking Dead, LOST, Lord of the Rings, Attack on Titan, and other Nintendo stuff (Fire Emblem, Smash Bros, etc.)
-I primarily write comedy because, I don't know, I've got humor beats in my blood or something. I enjoy coming up with storylines on the drama side of the spectrum too, but since I get so emotionally invested in my work, that usually involves ripping my heart to pieces and stitching it back together over and over. I keep finding myself going back to my humor roots because I think writing things that make me chuckle is just best for my health, lol.
-If you walked into a room of my favorite characters and screamed "hey a$$hole!" chances are 90% of them would turn their heads. I love jerk characters who hate everybody, but aren't too far gone.
-I am a perfectionist. It takes me forever to update but I try to make it worth the wait. And if I ever say "I'm going to update on _!" It's a prediction, not a promise. I publish chapters as I finish them, because that disciplines me to write in order.
-I'm not all that passionate about shipping and usually prefer to read and write about familial/friend relationships over romantic ones, but I do have my preferences. And usually the pairings I like are unpopular. *coughGhiraFiGroozeldaMERCHONNEcough*
-I don't read much fanfiction because I'm kind of a lazy reader and I just have problems finding stories that appeal to me. But I do make an effort to review the stories I stick with past the first couple chapters. I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I do try to stick to this as much as possible.
-I love getting reviews and hearing what people think about my stories, even if it's just a one liner. And I am always open to constructive criticism. This doesn't necessarily mean I'll change my story to accommodate every suggestion I get, because as a writer you can't possibly please everybody (and it's not like I expect other authors to take all my suggestions either). But being "open" does mean I will listen to negative comments respectfully, without throwing a tantrum, and I will take them into consideration. Yes, I can tell the difference between someone who is offering an honest critique and someone who is trying to pick a fight.
-I return reviews on occasion, but only if I am genuinely interested in a fellow author's story. I don't return reviewers just for the heck of it because it just seems like a dishonest thing to do if I'm not really into a story...I just don't want to take a chance on disappointing anybody or causing any hard feelings.
Hmmm, what else is there to say? I'm female, if you couldn't already tell. I am a music enthusiast and a trumpet player, so YES, I have a
The stories near the top are the ones I have faith in and would recommend to people. Everything else below is either garbage or me learning how to write.
The Customer Is (Not) Always Right, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Main Project, IN PROGRESS)
This is a sitcom in novel form starring Rupin from Skyward Sword, told in 1st person sarcastic-stream-of-consciousness. And of course, it spotlights many of Skyloft's quirky residents as irritating customers. It was going to be my side project to help keep me fresh while writing "Masquerade" (don't read Masquerade it sucks), but then it ended up being the most fun thing I've ever written in my life. Ever. So now it's my main project. I think Rupin is a character a lot of people can relate to, and he's an absolute joy to write. I chose to write this story in 1st person because the it's the best way for the reader to experience Rupin's inner and outer worlds at the same time, and for me to squeeze as much humor out of every situation as I can. I also like this fic to feel like it maybe could have actually happened parallel to Link's adventure on the surface, so it sticks pretty close to canon events. But it does have an overall whackier tone than what you might expect from the game.
Seinfeld is my biggest inspiration for this fic since the humor is largely drawn from the minutiae of everyday life, only with a customer service flare. And of course, laughing at other peoples' expense. It uses a similar approach to Seinfeld's comedy too. I forget what's it's called. Basically you feel like a friend to Rupin because he's telling you all the horrible stuff on his mind and you can relate to his plight. Yet you feel superior to him because you are (most likely) a better person than him. And that subconscious feeling of superiority makes you feel great. Now I'm digging way too deep into psychological things, but you probably get the point by now. It was my intention to write a character that the average reader would find themselves loving one moment and hating the next.
Pairing(s): There is some one-sided Rupin/Peatrice, although I don't like to slap that onto the summary because I think that doesn't really give off the right impression. It places too much importance on it. The romance thing is just a subplot and not really the main focus of the story, you know?
Current Progress: 22/35 Chapters. I'm pretty much done coming up with new ideas for this fic, so it's definitely going to round out at 35 chapters. I just have to finish writing them all, which I'm guessing will take another year or so. Unfortunately, the next chapter is long. And I mean LONG. I think that's one of the main reasons I'm having some trouble attacking it. That and because I'm too busy attacking the writers who killed off Merle Dixon. I still haven't forgiven them.
Updates: I make an attempt to update monthly, but not on a set schedule. There will occasionally be lapses in updating because I have a life (who knew?). This story has become a miniature monster at over 30 chapters, but it's a manageable one thanks to the plot being relatively simple. It'll take some time to finish, but I definitely will get there one day. I might take breaks from this fic but I promise you it WILL be done one day. It's my baby.
Dismissed, The Walking Dead
THIS FIC omg. It just sort of came into being one day when my distaste/frustration with the Walking Dead prequel game and my love for Merle and Daryl Dixon exploded at the same time. The thing started out as a one-shot but now I'm extending it and trying to incorporate some honest characterization for my favorite bros into it. Mostly focuses on Daryl but expect a pretty decent dosage of Merle upcoming.
Current Progress: Expect 6 chapters total when all is said and done.
Carol of the Birds, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Seasonal Project, TEMPORARY HIATUS)
Retelling of A Christmas Carol featuring Rupin in Scrooge's role. Kind of a holiday special for The Customer Is (Not) Always Right. There will be 5 chapters in all, just like the original, but I wouldn't expect this to play out exactly like A Christmas Carol if I were you. This is more me using the scenario to for the sake of some extra character development than anything. The characters don't all fit perfectly into the original roles.
Current Progress: 2/5 Chapters. I'm still invested in my ideas for this story and I will definitely finish it out next November/December. Writer's block hindered me from completing it in a month and half like I originally planned, and I didn't want to leave "Not Always Right" on hold for too long, especially when we left the holiday season behind and this became less relevant.
The Potion Brewer's Husband, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (ONE-SHOT)
Just a one-shot peek into the life of Bertie that demanded to be written for whatever reason. Kind of dark and melodramatic with over the top angst to the point of being laughable. I don't know. I just had to write it.
Because He Left, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (ONE-SHOT)
A one-shot I wrote for a gift exchange. I don't think it's bad, but I don't really love it either. I just kind of get an unfulfilled feeling when I think about it, but I'm not really sure what I could have done to make it better. Eh, whatever. It made the person who requested it happy and that's what counts!
MASQUERADE, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (DISCONTINUED)
This is a Majora's Mask retelling, but despite being totally unoriginal and following the plot of the game, it does have quite a few bits of original content (such as flashbacks detailing Link's life between the end of OOT and the beginning of MM). Seeing as the latest chapter I wrote was all about the flipping Bomber's Secret Society of Justice, I don't really have much to rave about at this point. Um...Chapter 5 is pretty cool...I guess?
To tell the truth, I don't think all that much of this story anymore. Yes, there are some good things, but there are also bad things. A lot of bad things. Plus my general outlook on writing has really changed since I started this. Looking back, I think when LOST ended something in me snapped and I needed something to channel all my manic theorizing into, and LOZ ended up being the unfortunate victim. And then this fic happened. Yep, that's right. This fic is a pile of post-LOST withdrawal vomit. Life after Lost was not easy. It is literally like, three stories in one. I'm not even kidding. That's how messed up it is. It did help me find my footing in creative writing, though, so I definitely don't regret it or consider it to be a waste of my time. My skills would not be where they are now if I hadn't had this chance to screw up and make every mistake in the book first.
Current Status: Abandoned. I'm sure I'm not gonna continue this, at least not in its current form. Rewriting and finishing the good parts of it is not out of the question, because I do think it is somewhat salvageable as sort of a slap-dash character study of Link. But at the same time, I feel like my time would be better spent on other things. Like...maybe it would be more worthwhile to take some of the good ideas I had for latter parts of this fic and turn them into one shots and smaller, more focused stories. I don't know. It's hard to say what I'll do at this point since I'm not really into Majora's Mask at the moment. I'll keep it on the site unless/until I decide I definitely want to rewrite anything, but I doubt that will happen any time soon. By all means, read this if you like witnessing beginning writer pains.
A Series of Unfortunate Events, Tokyo Mew Mew (Garbage from my middle school weeaboo days)
Because I'm a strong believer in not deleting old stories purely for being embarrassed about them. That being said, DON'T READ THIS IT'S A PIECE OF CRAP. The conception of this story is an unfortunate event in of itself. Seriously, unless you're looking to kill off some brain cells, don't click on it. I'm warning you. It's not worth it.
I haven't deleted it yet because...well actually, I don't know why I haven't deleted this mess. I tried to once. I was one click away from doing it, but for some twisted reason I just couldn't. Maybe because of nostalgia, and because as hard as it is to believe, somebody, somewhere...probably still likes this thing. And now you're going to click on it because your curiosity has been piqued. Shame on me. And you.
I'd also like to add that this...thing...is NOT an accurate representation of my writing skills when I was in 7th grade. I like to think I was better than that. It'd be more fitting to say this is an accurate representation of my convoluted sense of humor at that time. What on Earth was I thinking.
Pairing(s): Keiichiro x Ponypie. Mmhmm. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Pipit's Problem Box
Decided to write the spinoff of the box that was mentioned in Not Always Right's interlude.
Pairing(s): I'm not much of a romance writer, but I guess there will be some light Pipit/Karane.
Virion's Noble Guide to Hunting the Fairer Sex, Fire Emblem: Awakening
Pretty self explanatory. Probably gonna be 6-7 chapters. Already have a few outlines.
Pairing(s): Morgan x Every 2nd gen girl, Virion x Robin.
A story about the HMS's journey to recover Majora's Mask, set in the months before the game. It's a longer story that definitely won't be touched until I'm done with The Customer is (Not) Always Right, but I'm planning it.
This is my community for underappreciated Zelda characters that I don't manage properly. I don't know if many people use communities to find fics, but that's half the reason I made it. As an experiment to see if anyone actually uses communities. (Update: THEY DON'T! WOOOOO Well, not that much anyway.)
Authors whose stories I added - I didn't feel it was necessary to go to the hassle of messaging you about adding your fics beforehand, since this is basically just a recommendation list. It's not like I'm throwing your stories into a "hey, these people suck!" pile. But if for whatever reason you would prefer that I remove your fic from the community, politely let me know by PM and I will remove it as soon as I can. If I reviewed and/or fav'd the story, it's safe to assume that I was the one who recommended it. If not, then somebody else recommended your story to me. I'm not necessarily interested in every minor character in Zelda, so I may have just skimmed if it was very long. Sorry.
That is all. Thanks for reading.
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O Fortuna Velut Luna by Hoprocker
From Utopia: The Final Hunger Games by Hoprocker
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