Poll: I'm kinda unhappy about Memories of a Former Life. I'm strongly considering rewriting parts of it. What do you think? Vote Now!
Author has written 5 stories for Harry Potter, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Red Dead Redemption, Bleach, Naruto, and Kingdom Hearts.
Howdy gals and pals!
I'm black mage wannabe and that's all the information you'll be getting about my name!
So I guess I'll tell you a bit about myself and by that I mean a list of shows, games, characters, and quotes I like. You'll have to figure out what I'm like from that.
Favorite Shows: Doctor Who, Friends, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time, How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy, American Dad, South Park, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, and Firefly.
Favorite Video Games: Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Fable, Assassin's Creed, Zelda, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Bioshock, Fallout, Batman Arkham Ayslum, and Devil May Cry
Final Fantasy: Vincent, Tifa, Sephiroth, Kadaj, Cloud, Reno, Squall, Seifer, Quistis, Auron, Yuna, Lulu, Seymour, Rikku (more in X than X-2), Balthier, Basch, Ashe, Lightning, Snow, Vanille, Fang, Hope, and Cid
Devil May Cry: Dante, Virgil, Lady, and Nero
Kingdom Hearts: Axel, Riku, Sora, Zexion, Roxas, and Namine
Bleach: Grimmjow, Ulquiorra, Ichigo, Aizen, Ichimaru, Matsumoto, Rukia, Renji, Byakuya, Kenpachi, and Yachiru
Naruto: Naruto, Deidara, Itachi, Gaara, Hidan, Orochimaru (Don't kill me! *ducks behind computer*), Kakashi, Tsunade, Sasuke, Rock Lee, and Shikamaru
Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor, Rose, The Master (sure he's an evil bastard but he's just so funny), Amy, Rory, Donna, and Jack
True Blood: Eric, Sookie, Godric, Bill, Tara, Lafayette, and Sam
Vampire Diaries: Klaus (he's replaced Damon as my one true love and he and Caroline are meant to be), Damon, Caroline, Elijah, Elena, Stefan, Anna, Katherine
Once Upon a Time: Rumplestilskin, Belle, Emma (usually, sometimes not so much), Captain Hook, Pinocchio, Graham, Ruby/Red, Snow White, Charming
Dragon Age: Fenris, Alistair, Zevran, Anders (although sometimes he really pisses me off, especially if you let Fenris be taken back by Danarius(which I haven't actually done, I just read about on tvtropes) and he claps the fucking hypocrite), Isabela, Merril, Loghain, Cullen, Tamlen, Morrigan, and Leliana
Fanfiction things that kinda piss me off
Girl or boy falls in love with their rapist - Honestly I find this absolutely awful. I think it trivializes what actual victims of rape have experienced. It's a horrible thing not something that leads to true love.
Characters randomly start singing - Unless you're writing a Glee fic, some kind of musical fic, or someone summons Sweet from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this should not happen. Btw this does not mean songfics, those are nice. This is when a characters sings in order to show off how badass he/she is or how angsty they're feeling. It does not fit. I've seen this in Naruto fics! He's a ninja not a rockstar. Also fics where characters join a band after some horrible betrayal or something despite never having shown one iota of musical talent before. Those suck. A lot.
Fics that make parents/guardians abusive when they were nothing like that in canon - It pisses me off when people twist a character into a former shadow of what they're really like just to make you sympathize with the main character. Having your character experience abuse does not automatically make the deep and interesting. Now I can accept this in instances like the Dursleys in Harry Potter who obviously had no love for Harry, and therefore abuse is actually plausible. I hate it when people make perfectly nice characters like Charlie from Twilight (who is perhaps one of the most sympathetic characters in Twilight as he has to deal with Bella and all her selfish drama) into some awful criminal who beats/rapes his or her children. It's just not believable and does not make a good story. Stop doing it.
Naruto fics where Sasuke keeps on saying he deserves power because he's an Uchiha - This doesn't really happen in canon. To be honest he trains his ass off. Yes, he has the Sharingan which allows him to copy moves and whatnot, but he still has to work at it. It took him awhile to learn to use Lee's speed to fight Gaara for example. And to those who say he was overpowered after the time skip, he was training with Orochimaru. I don't think he'd be a lax teacher. He'd want Sasuke to kick as much ass as possible in order to have a powerful body for himself. I'll admit I've read stories with Sasuke bashing (it's sometimes difficult to find a badass Naruto fic without it), but I'd rather read a good story where Sasuke is an interesting character and has personality and actual flaws, rather than him just constantly thinking "I'm an Uchiha! Give me your moves! I deserve it!"
Naruto fics where Naruto gains a huge amount of power in the Forest of Death and is then able to defeat Orochimaru without any trouble - Orochimaru is a sannin, in other words he's pretty strong. Naruto may gain a ton of power, but Orochimaru still has like 50 years of experience on him. He's not going to be a walk in the park to defeat. This also goes for other villains in Naruto and Harry Potter and Voldemort too. I want my heroes to work at defeating the villains of the story.
Ridiculously bad grammar and spelling - Now I'm ok with a few mistakes here and there. Nobody is perfect. It's when there's mistakes every other sentence that gets me pissed off. If you haven't run it through spell check or had someone read over it or something like that, don't publish it. It's just painful to read and can often ruin a story that has a lot of potential to be really good. And super huge paragraphs are also pretty awful.
Mary Sues - This is an obvious one.
And now for the part everyone loves...Quotations!
"If you have a dream, don't wait. Act." Axel from Kingdom Hearts 2
"One who knows nothing can understand nothing." Ansem(but not really) from Kingdom Hearts
"I've been having these weird thoughts lately...like is any of this for real or not?" Sora from Kingdom Hearts
"Looks like today we're clockin' out early" Reno from Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
"I play the leading man, who else?" Balthier from Final Fantasy XII
"Seasons change. Tastes change. But people... people never change." Dark Prince from Prince of Persia (Don't know if I agree with him, but he can be much more awesome than the regular prince.)
"If we could live without passion, maybe we'd know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank... without passion, we'd be truly dead." Angelus from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
"Oh, listen to Mary Poppins. He's got his crust all stiff and upper with that Nancy Boy accent. You Englishmen are always so... Bloody hell. Sodding, blimey, shaggin, knickers, bollocks... oh god...I'm English." Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
"Look at these people: These human beings. Consider their potential. From the day they arrive on the planet, and blinking step into the sun. There is more to see than can ever be seen. More to do than - No hold on... Sorry, that's the 'Lion King'. But the point still stands." The Tenth Doctor from Doctor Who
"Correct-o-mundo! There's a word I've never used before, and hopefully never will again" The Tenth Doctor from Doctor Who
"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect... but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff." The Tenth Doctor from Doctor Who
"Well, I've seen a lot of this universe. I've seen fake gods and bad gods and demi-gods and would-be gods. I've had the whole pantheon. But if I believe in one thing... just one thing... I believe in her!" Tenth Doctor from Doctor Who
"Hello, I'm the Doctor. Basically... run." The Eleventh Doctor from Doctor Who
"Hello Stonehenge! Who takes the Pandorica, takes the universe. But bad news everyone, 'cos guess who?! Ha! Listen, you lot, you're all whizzing about. It's really very distracting. Could you all just stay still a minute? Because I am talking! Now the question of the hour is, who's got the Pandorica? Answer - I do. Next question, who's coming to take it from me? Come on! Look at me, no plan, no back-up, no weapons worth a damn. Oh, and something else, I don't have anything to lose! So if you're sitting up there in your silly little spaceship, with all your silly little guns, and you've got any plans on taking the Pandorica tonight, just remember who's standing in your way. Remember every black day I ever stopped you. And then, and then, do the smart thing. Let somebody else try first." The Eleventh Doctor from Doctor Who
"Laser screwdriver. Who'd have sonic?" The Master from Doctor Who
"in fact I'd go so far as to say that, what this country really needs, right now, is a Doctor." The Master from Doctor Who
"So, Earthlings. Basically... um... end of the world. HERE - COME - THE - DRUMS!" The Master from Doctor Who
"And it's my job to steal and rob GRAAAAAAAAAAAVES!" Graverobber from Repo! The Genetic Opera
"My fist impression...I hate you guys" Kakashi from Naruto
"I got lost on the road of life" Kakashi from Naruto
"There are favors, and then there are favors." Eric from True Blood
"Aw come on, Pam, they're funny. They're like humans but miniature. Tea cup humans." Eric from True Blood
Any readers of Memories of a Former Life please take the poll. I'd like feedback on what to do with the fic.
Feel free to PM me if you wanna talk about stories or anything really!