Author has written 35 stories for Naruto, Kingdom Hearts, Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Hetalia - Axis Powers, Pokémon, Rise of the Guardians, and Kuroko no Basuke/黒子のバスケ.
NEW! 1/25/12 I really need to redo this profile...
Name: Katelyn (censored)
Current occupations: Fanfic writer, photographer, avid-but-still-really-sucky video game player, doodle-ist
Favorite book: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
(These next few paragraphs were made before I got into Hetalia. But, uh. Yeah, same applies!)
Pairing preferences: My preferences for things are pretty varied. I'm not against yaoi or shounen ai, or other slash pairings, since a lot of the time I can feasibly see it happening, and I really don't like some female characters being paired with some male characters (mostly because I can't stand the girls' personalities and attitudes). But, I also can't stand hardcore yaoi, or annoying fans who can't get a grip and make everyone gay, and all the females bitches. My policy is that character bashing is only productive if brought about in a well-rounded and conceivable manner, and that characters should at least hold some shred of resemblance to their canon personalities (preferably a lot). That being said, I also like het pairings, and my favorite of all time is CloudxYuffie (completely contradictive to what I just said, right? Wrong. If done properly this pairing can be insanely good, and entirely plausible with the right plot and set of events, and that is something I firmly believe in and am trying hard to achieve with my fics, though I don't seem to be very good at it).
My policy on romance (no matter if the pairing is shounen ai or het): Gradual is best! So many times I'll find an excellent story only to have the story be ruined because the romance of the tale occurred too fast and too thickly. What am I talking about? Over-eager authors who only want to please the viewers by plunging headfirst into two characters' romance, without building any sort of foundation or plausibility for the pairing. The love at first sight trick started getting old a century after Romeo and Juliet; now its just plain stupid, I think. The kind of love I like to read and write is the kind that's built up over time. Making connections that lead to love is what I think romance is all about. And then, when the tones for romance are laid on too thick! Life doesn't revolve around sex and sunset kisses; it's disgusting to see this cliche standard pursued so aggressively. Two characters meet, see how sexy the other is, fall madly in love with the others' tits or biceps, then have sex after a very rushed and unconvincing declaration of eternal adoration. Then everything is hunky-dory and the story ends. What the hell, people? Is that really the standard for romance nowadays? I don't think so.
And, let's just get this straight: I hate romance! Or, more specifically, stories that center wholly upon the subject. I like action and adventure, fantasy and science fiction! A story isn't complete without a rousing plot, and you can't really get that with just plain romance. I like my favorite pairings to be mixed in with other story elements so that I don't just get bored and leave a story. That's why I try to make my stories as interesting as possible; it's amazing how refreshing a bit of imagination can be when added to the constant influx of tiresome and repetitive drivel usually posted on this site. I'm not saying I'm the best; far from it, in fact. But, I take pride in knowing that my reviewers can comfortably read my stories and tell me how interesting or entertaining my chapters are and that they wait in anticipation for my next update. It's extremely gratifying to know that not only am I satisfying my own cravings for properly conducted romance and high-adventure (or trying at least; I'm not quite as adept at it as I'd like to be), but also making an impact on my readers. (Doesn't stop me from having a fic based solely upon the subject...goddamn it, TDDOL. Go...just go hide in the corner while I re-assess my morals.)