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Author has written 107 stories for Fruits Basket, Final Fantasy VII, Gundam Wing/AC, Lord of the Flies, Rurouni Kenshin, Star Wars, Disney, Kingdom Hearts, Lovely Complex, La Corda D'Oro, X-overs, Twilight, Hunger Games, and Divergent Trilogy.
Seriously, I'd abandon FanfictionDotNet if I could, because I really hate it. I much prefer for people to read my stories and interact with me on my other sites. My Web site has links and much more information.
My avatar is from Organization XIII by MrLipschutz on deviantART, used with permission:
The Taliax, used with permission. :)was drawn by my friend
I get so much e-mail now that it can be difficult for me to reply, but I do read and appreciate every single message that comes into my inbox! :D I've started trying to answer e-mail again, but I'm still working on messages from October 2012...
Due to lack of foresight, my stories on FFN are a complete mess. My fanfiction is much better organized on AO3.
The Good News:
God the Father is the all-powerful, all-knowing maker of the universe, whose very essence is love. He created each and every person with a plan and purpose in mind, and his desire is for each and every person to choose of their own will to return his love, to follow and serve him.
Unfortunately, human beings chose sin over God, condemning the entire human race to death and torment, to be separated from God forever.
The good news is that God loves us so much that he came to earth in human form, as Jesus Christ, in order to live a sinless life and become a worthy sacrifice to take our punishment upon himself. Because of this precious gift, all who choose to accept it are reconciled to God, cleansed of their sin, and live in holy, joyful fellowship with him forever.
You must, however, choose to accept this gift, because it will not be forced upon you. It involves admitting and repenting of your sin, and trusting your life and heart to God.
Though Christians should have fellowship with other Christians, never forget that no human being and no church is perfect. If you base your faith on people rather than on Scripture, you will inevitably be disappointed and discouraged. Jesus Christ is the only person without sin, therefore he is the ultimate example of a Christian. People will always fail you at one time or another, but God will never fail you, and he will never abandon you or stop loving you.
"Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour." (1 Peter 5:8) All the bad things that have happened to you in the past, and all the bad things that might be happening to you right now, are hindrances meant to keep you from God. If you don't overcome them, they will destroy you. Don't let unforgiveness, unrepentance, stubbornness, pride, or fear deprive you of what God meant for you to have. No matter what your circumstances, praise the Lord! Praise is a powerful weapon against the darkness that seeks to destroy you.
You have the rest of your life to repent and give your heart to God - but none of us knows if we will even still be alive in the next hour. Your choice must be made while you live on earth; after that, it is too late. Do not delay!
Things I do not appreciate:
-Rude 'reviews.' If you like my stories, great; but you honestly have no right to demand updates from me, ESPECIALLY if you've left no legitimate feedback on the story itself. I do have a responsibility to my readers to complete multi-chaptered stories such as Before Sora, but not series where each installment can stand alone (such as Stepsiblings). And whether I'm obligated to finish a series or not, I am not a text-producing machine. Writing is a craft that takes time and effort, and I also have other things in my life that I need to do. Be respectful.
-Silent Faves. If you liked the story enough to add it to your Favorites list, then you have something to say about it. It makes me unhappy to work hard on these stories and then not get any feedback from people who obviously enjoy reading them.
Leaving a good review is really not as hard as you think. At the very least, pick something specific from the story that caught your eye and comment on it - why you liked it, how it made you feel, why it stands out, etc.
-Empty reviews. If all you're going to say is "I loved the story!" without mentioning any details, specifics, etc., you might as well have just Faved silently.
-Demanding requests. I actually enjoy hearing people's polite requests (particularly when it's a kiriban situation or something similar where I want to write for people), even though I barely ever have time to actually write them. However, I do not like when people are rude about it or have an attitude of entitlement. I owe you nothing. Writing a free story for you is a HUGE favor, so please treat it as such and be respectful and considerate of my time.
Perhaps I'm being picky, but I have certain standards that I expect of people who love to read. Please have respect for language and art.
Review replies to Koko:
That "apparently RikuNami are ace" fic that I can't remember the title of atm XD
Aw, I'm glad you thought it was cute! :3 (Instead of weird. X'D) I just wish I could write Namine IC. *headwall*
Lol, I really dislike most seasoning, so I'm not interested in them and can't really tell them apart. Turmeric is one of the very few where I can actually attach the name to the taste. XD
There was another story where Riku kind of joked about making DiZ give her The Talk, but I like the idea that Riku ended up eventually having to do it himself. XD Though I think his being ace actually might have made it a little less awkward than it would have been otherwise.
Haha, yeah. Because it really did come completely out of nowhere, things had been going so well between them that he totally wasn't expecting her to suggest such a thing, and couldn't imagine why she would.
Thank you so much for the review! :)
Thank you! I will try that next if my current attempt to write something doesn't work out (yet again)! :D
Beyond the War humiliating Axel with pink aprons fics :p
This ("Life Lessons - Mother") was partially an OCD fic to help me process my negative feelings from hearing yaoi fans saying stuff that really bothered me, so those random OC teens were channeling them. *sweatdrop* The way they just assume stuff and act as if their way of thinking is universal and that I don't know what I'm talking about or that I'm not allowed to have opinions or interpretations of my own was driving me nuts. :/
Lol, yeah. XD AU Roxas, at least when he's little, seems to be pretty sensitive to gender norms, but canon Roxas is utterly clueless about them. :p I have a total blast writing him.
"You really seem to like using that boss." Yes, I do. XD Broke characters are more interesting to write about than filthy rich ones...
"Hm, so they don't get along well here either." Lol, nope.
I'm glad those lines were inspiring. :)
Oh! Maybe it was you who inspired this story, then! Because I vaguely remember getting the idea for this story (Dawn being a homeless beach bum XD) when someone asked in a review what Repliku would do after the war or something.
Stepsiblings: Battle Stance - Soul Eater
I'm glad to have gotten some feedback on this one, since I was worried that I'd gone too far! I'm relieved that you liked it. :)
Yeah, a lot of characters kind of sneaked in and nibbled at the edges of Axel and his mom's spotlight; and Saix in particular barged in and set up camp as if he was supposed to be there. XD OTP...
Eighty-seven, alternate chapter 5
Sorry about that. XD This 'chapter' isn't even supposed to exist at all, but I can't bring myself to throw away scenes when they take shape like that. *smile/sweatdrop*
It wasn't weird for canon-Axel, because at first he thought that Stepsibs-Saix was canon-Saix; and by the time he started realizing that Stepsibs-Saix was different, he'd already gotten used to it. It might have been slightly weird once he saw both Saixes in close proximity to each other, but not much.
TKoL: Axel & Namine
"So if both Xion and Namine are scared of thunder, does that mean Kairi is too in your headcanon?" LOL, I didn't even think about that! XD I will have to give it some consideration. :)
I know, right?! I don't even like Namine, so I have no idea why she's hogged the majority of the pairings in TKoL so far. XD XD XD
Battle Stance: Sign of Innocence
Now that you mention it, Axel's warning to Xion is similar to Riku's warning to Namine in TKoL... I think that's why I started liking RikuNami, because the way I wrote it reminded me a lot of the way I write AkuRokuShi, which I love. XD
...I actually dislike this story, so it bewilders me when people tell me that it's sweet and cute. *smile/sweatdrop* But I guess that means I accomplished my mission, so yay...?
Eighty-seven, chapter 5
Saix is trying all sorts of ways to get back to the World That Never Was, and is hoping Berserk Mode might help. I couldn't figure out how to explain that from Axel's POV, but it just now occurred to me that I should have mentioned it in an author's note.
I just spent an hour and a half trying and failing to get my Stepsiblings family tree onto the computer... orz I might have to just make a new handwritten version (because my current one is a MESS of corrections and additions XD) and scan it onto the computer or something, rather than trying to create it on the computer.
Lol, it's funny how a character does something really minor, and then it becomes a bigger deal than I realized when I have to follow the whole thing through to the end. *smile/sweatdrop* In this case, Axel was in too much of a rush to comb and style his hair after he showered, so now everyone who sees him has to comment on it, and there's an extra scene I'll have to write that wasn't in the outline.
Exactly. Xion knows that her various guys often want to beat each other up (and that they sometimes have good reason to X'D), and only refrain because of her wishes. I'm glad you picked up on that!
As far as I know, Sora won't show up again in this story (and I never planned for him to be in it in the first place XD), I just needed him to help with some logistics which are so stupid that I feel embarrassed to explain them. X'D Basically, both Soras (and Namines) help both Saixes get home, but I don't want to go into detail as to how.
Stepsiblings: Creative Expression - Fear
Lol, you're the second person who's compared Eli to Van. XD They're actually significantly different (this was definitely not the best story to introduce Eli with), but the emotional angst is similar. Eli is a lot more raw than usual when he's alone with his trusted uncle's doomgaze. I haven't decided yet what Van & Eli's relationship is like, but I think they probably won't get along particularly well.
No problem; it's my own fault for teasing it so much. *sweatdrop* I don't plan on having any one "FULL EXPLANATION OF XEHANORT!" story, but puzzle pieces will continue trickling down through other stories. The 100 theme challenge I've been working on for StepsibsSaix has a fair number of nuggets about that subplot. The problem is that I can't start posting it until, at the very least, I have plot bunnies for all the themes. *sweatdrop*
I'm glad the feedback on those names seems to be positive so far...they seem kind of weird to me. X'D I spent a lot of time coming up with Kaleo's name, but I don't really want to talk about it except to say that it's Hawaiian. Eli was a lot easier, since there was more material to choose from; it kind of popped into my head, and was close enough to the "theme" I was looking for, and I was tired from deciding on Kal's name, so I just went with "Eli." *smile/sweatdrop* I still haven't gotten used to either of those names yet, but it was the best I could do...
"I want to know more about them, but not right now, when there are still so many things I'm looking forward to finding out before they're born." LOL! XD That made me laugh. And yeah, I don't have many plot bunnies for them yet, but I hope to be able to round out their characterizations eventually. This was actually the first time I thought of them as teenagers, it was a very last-minute thing. Up until I wrote this story, they were still young kids in my mind.
Stepsiblings: Flurry of Dancing Flames, 100 Moments - Fresh Breeze
Eraqus is one of the two Kingdom Hearts characters I hate (Xehanort is the other one). -.- It's frustrating because I want to be on his side, yet he mishandles things in a way that particularly irritates me. He didn't come off well in this drabble at all...
""Good-bye, Axel." That's creepy in a dramatic way." That's exactly what I was going for. ;)
I was glad to finally have a chance to write Ven the way I wanted to. I'm not satisfied with his portrayal in previous installments, so it was good to finally get it right.
This story was a gift for someone who adores Sora/Xion romance, so that is the only reason why there was any kissing and stuff in it. It was difficult to write, but I wanted to make my friend happy. :)
"Man, I've gotten so used to reading manga-Xion that this took a little getting used to." YES, ME TOO. DX I'm glad that I got to experiment with game-Xion at least once, but I very much prefer reading and writing manga-Xion...
"Xem is one of those adults that I can never picture as a child." YES, same here, and for Xigbar, too. X'D I felt _so weird_ and uncertain writing them like that, but it wasn't as difficult as I expected. I'll have to get used to their characterizations and probably tweak them a bit before I'm comfortable, but it was a fun experiment. I've been looking forward to writing Stepsibs XigXem, too, and I do also want to try them as teenagers eventually. :)
"because they do love Riku in their weird/messed up way." I am really glad you said that, because that is _exactly_ what I was going for, concerning Riku's relationships with his brothers and father. :3 (His mom's the only one who doesn't actually love him. X'D)
"Oooh, it's genetic." Yes, it is. XD Riku has it, too, it's just that he's the only member of his family who makes an _effort_ to not be obsessed with his hair. XD
LOL, Lea/Axel is as good with kids as Riku is with hair. XD XD XD
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