Author has written 10 stories for Super Smash Brothers, Final Fantasy: Tactics Advance, Ultimate Marvel, and Warcraft.
You're a faded moon...
Ninety-eight percent of teenagers have tried smoking pot. If you're one of the two percent who hasn't, copy this and paste it in your profile.
A message to all of my readers:
This message is well over a year late, in fact I doubt any of my old dedicated readers or new readers who just discovered my old stories will even read my profile; nonetheless it seems like I should say something to close the record.
I am officially finished with publishing any further stories. Yes this leaves me with two unfinished stories on this website, and many more old scribbled down ideas lingering somewhere on my computer. But after looking over said ideas and attempting to make a come-back with one of them, something struck me. It occurred to me that I was no longer the fan fiction author that published stories on this website; I was no longer the same high school kid without a clear-cut life goal and who had found a creative outlet to release his frustrations. As cliched and romanticized as it sounds, I now have a dream I am working towards, a dream that makes me a different person, a better person who now has something he can better apply his talents to.
I do not regret publishing to this website; even now I think that writing stories for this website was the second-most fun hobby I've had, it made me a better story-teller, gave me inspiration that I'll carry with me for years to come, and it was one of the best learning experiences I ever went through first-hand. That is why I encourage any readers, old and new, to try it out for yourself; or if you don't wish to, try and find that spark, that bit of, for want of a better word, magic and I hope you will find yourself entertained, or even inspired.
Looking back at my old stories, they honestly make me cringe at how poorly written some were, or even the better written ones how silly they seem, but I put them up on this site to let out my creativity, and that's where they'll stay for all to enjoy even as I leave this site behind me. To all my old readers who have likely moved on to greener pastures as well, thank you for following my stories; to all who read this and my stories after I am long gone, I wish you good fortune and that you too find inspiration here, and wherever else you may find it.
Thank you - Nintendogeek01
"Don't pay too much attention to what the critics say about you. Measure it in inches." - Andy Warhol (I still appreciate the reviews a lot though. =D)
"A hard worker with a monkey wrench will accomplish more than a loafer with an entire tool shop." - Can't remember
"If your life were an autobiography, would anyone read it? Would you?" - Can't remember
"Why not make a joke out of almost everything? If the world can't laugh then what fun is it?" - Me
"We have nothing to fear except for fear itself." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Those who do not know the danger of seeking power will be ruled by it." - Lanayru ("Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess")
"Speak softly and carry a big stick." - Theodore Roosevelt
"A sword wields no strength unless the hand that holds it has courage." Hero's spirit (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)
"Never forget how to laugh or smile, otherwise everything will seem hopeless." - Me
"Lady Luck is a fickle mistress, mother nature is even more so." - Me
"When comes great power, must also come great responsibility." - Spider-Man
"Dying is easy, comedy is hard." - Various places (Sad but true.)
"I don't make fun of things out of spite, I make fun of them out of respect, except for politics of course." - Me
"I do not know what weapons will be used in WWIII, but I do know what will be used in WWIV... rocks." - Albert Einstein
"Whoever said 'Don't throw stones at your neighbor's windows if your house is made of glass' never had safety glass." - Me
"That is that, this is this, and what is what." - Me again
"We are all family, and we will always try to understand one another, even when we disagree." - Ike ("Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn")
"Knowing is half the battle, the rest comes with experience." - Can't remember
"But that involves work..." - Me
"Of course you are what Blackmoore made you. And you are what Taretha made you. And Sergeant, and Hellscream, and Doomhammer, and I, and even Snowsong. You are what each battle made you, and you are what you made yourself..." - Drek'Thar, Warcraft: Lord of the Clans
My thoughts on reviews:
You know, lately as I take a look at fanfiction.net I see plenty of people complaining about people adding to the hits counter of a story but not reviewing, or some authors complaining about how people have been reviewing. I'd be lying if I said I'm completely guilt free of this because yeah I've been mad about stuff like that as well, and I haven't reviewed EVERY story I've read. But regardless of this I can't help but feel an obligation to say a few words on the topic of reviewing.
In regards to people reading but not reviewing, well we can't really help that. Some people are just simply not interested in reviewing. But surely the stories you've read you've thought to yourself "Hm, I like this but that could have been improved on". Well it's incredibly helpful to the writer if you let them know about what you thought of that chapter. Praise motivates them while pointing out what's wrong with a chapter will help them realize their mistakes and make them try harder to correct that mistake. I'm not saying go out there and strictly give praise or flame them. If you only praise them they're not going to make major improvements on their stories and their room to grow becomes strictly limited. And flaming, oh get real you only make the author mad at you and you only make yourself look like a big ass. But if you leave behind a good review, one that points out the pros and cons of a chapter you can be a tremendous help to the author as he writes stories to further entertain you.
Addressing the authors who don't like the reviews they're receiving. Well I'll be frank, that's just flat-out rude. Every author who publishes books for a living is going to have professional reviewers, who get paid to leave their thoughts on it, either love the book or hate the book. There's very little difference here at this website. You can't really put out your story and NOT expect people to either praise or criticize your story. As I said above if people don't criticize your space to grow will be limited. If it makes you mad that's fine, but it's how you channel that anger that makes a difference. If you fume about it to yourself and then calm down and improve so you don't feel mad again that's good. But if you channel your anger and ban every person who says "This could have been worked on", well that's only going to leave an impression on other readers. Some might even go so far as to say "If this guy will ban me over one remark or PM me complaining about it, I'm not sure this guy should even be getting my reviews". Point being, as long as different people exist different opinions will exist, so if you post here you can't expect strictly praise and no criticism.
On a closing remark, how reviewing goes will depend on both the author and the reader. Readers should remember that leaving behind a review pointing out both good points and points that could be improved on can be incredibly helpful to an author. And authors should be ready to take the bad with the good, every coin has two sides to it after all. So authors and readers alike, be kind. Readers submit away, and authors accept what you get. In the world of creativity, there are creators and critics, and one can't exist without the other. So happy writing/reviewing.
If Fanfiction.net is having any of the following problems, then here are a few solutions to some of them.
If Private messages and review replies aren't getting through simply go check that user's e-mail if you want to tell them something.
And if you aren't getting review alerts, simply go check your stories (That's a bit of a duh.)
If you aren't sure about your favorite stories being updated, simply check the reviews section to see which stories have been updated since you last reviewed.
If you're having problems uploading new documents, e-mail yourself the document, preview it, copy it (Ctrl C), export an existing chapter, delete exported chapter, paste (Ctrl V).
I'm sure I'm not the only one who noticed these solutions, but I thought it'd be helpful if someone pointed them out.
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