Author has written 7 stories for Final Fantasy XI, Detective Conan/Case Closed, Harry Potter, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, and White Collar.
Greetings. After years (yes, years) of having an account, I have finally decided to put in my profile. So grab a nice cup of tea and delve into the boring narcissism that is all about me!
Name, age, location? Boring and also very personal. Next please! Okay, okay, I was born in 1984, so you can get a general idea of my age. I live in the USA, also.
I love to read. I got into writing simply because I ran out of things to read. So, I decided to write and then I would have my own stuff to read when I got bored. I have lots and lots of horrible stories (original stories and fanfiction from many different types of media) locked away in notebooks and thumb drives, never to be read by eyes other than mine. I write for my own enjoyment and for the hope that maybe my writing will inspire ideas/creativity/imagination in others. My job is not related at all to writing, so thankfully I don't get tired of writing or daydreaming or reading.
Crossovers. I looooove crossovers. But only if they're done properly. Overall, I don't like it when characters suddenly turn into the characters from another show/book/movie, etc. I like it when worlds collide and each world maintains their own rules and the characters have to sort it out on their own. The stranger the crossover media, the better. If it's done properly. Bah. For example, take something like... oh something random like Harry Potter and CSI. Two totally different medias. One is fantasy and the other is mystery. Now, I would hate it if any of the CSI characters were secretly wizards. It just doesn't make sense! But I would love it if say Harry and his friends decided to make a Spring Break trip to Las Vegas and got caught up (somehow!) in a case. I don't even really mind if the CSI team discovered the world of wizards, so long as it was done decently.
Or Bleach and Detective Conan. How amusing would it be if Ichigo and his human friends got stuck in a murder! Or better yet, the captains in gigai form! Having to suffer around a frighteningly perceptive “7-year-old” boy while they are suspects in a case? Pure gold! But I would hate if any of the Bleach characters got shrunk into kids. Or the Conan characters were Shinigami. But I digress...
Probably the single thing I hate most about reading stories is when a writer starts a story and never finishes it. I am 100 percent guilty of this myself, and there are numerous unfinished stories in the deep vaults of my secret lab. Which is why as a personal rule, I will never post anything unless it is complete. I know this site is a work-in-progress site, but sometimes I come up with ideas that require the earlier chapters to be tweaked. Details added, scenes lengthened, not to mention a solid round of editing and polishing. And it's not fair to the readers to suddenly change it up on them. Especially since I tend to write mysteries or adventure-oriented stories. It's not a good twist unless there is a decent set-up and sometimes I don't think of a twist until halfway through the story. Plus, I hate sinking my teeth into a good story and it end halfway through with no conclusion. I refuse to allow my (small) band of readers (do I have any?) to be disappointed. So, if anyone is reading this and following any of the stories I might post, rest assured they all do have conclusions. There will eventually be a “complete” tag attached to every story I post. One way or another.
That's the main reason all the stories I have posted so far have been one-shots. Most of my longer stories are incomplete or I'm much to shy to post them.
Everything I post has been read and reread by me and maybe one or two of my friends before it hits the internet. That's not to say that there aren't mistakes. Please point them out! Nothing breaks a story's ambiance worse than a misspelled word or cluttered formatting. I may not be the best writer out there, but everything I post is my personal best.
I do take criticism! Please leave me lots! I do want to improve. My main weakness tends to be descriptions. My writing tends to stray more toward the dialogue-oriented type. I'll add in hand motions and quick movements, but overall descriptions tend to be a very very weak point of mine. So I try to make a very big effort to focus a lot on that part of my writing during the editing stage.
I don't read or write slash. I'm sorry, it's just not really my thing. That being said, I don't read or write X-rated fiction of any kind.
I don't mind self-inserts if they're done properly. Generally, I will give any self-insert a once-through and if I enjoy the style in the first chapter I will continue reading.
I write for my own enjoyment and my enjoyment only. My only wish in sharing my stories is for others to enjoy what I have written. That is my primary objective. I sincerely hope each and every reader enjoys my stories. I will, however, personally reply to each and every person who leaves a review (if they sign in so I can click on the 'reply' button). You went out of your way to read and take the extra effort to leave a review, and I thank you for that *bows*.
And on that note, I shall end this long tirade all about me. Ugh, I feel sorry for anyone who had to put up with my self-centered drabble. I hope you enjoy my stories!
UPDATE: Sorry, I started working on a sequel to Horn of Amalthea, but then work/life got busier and my desire to write got lower. I have about 8-9 badly written chapters so far, but no real direction to take it, and I refuse to post an incomplete story. I've regained my yearning to write again, but my skills are super rusty (were they ever that good to begin with?) so I've been brushing up by taking FOREVER to write little one-shots. I do see sporadic activity on the story, however, so I know that the interest is still out there. I might pick it back up again and finish it. I kinda forgot myself what I was writing about... Also, I've lost touch with my old beta, so if anyone out there is interested in beta-reading the story, please let me know.