Author has written 21 stories for Lord of the Rings, Song of the Lioness, Yu-Gi-Oh, Troy, House, M.D., Alias, D N Angel, Inuyasha, and Princess Agents/楚乔传.
(.·" Literature is the beautiful lie that tells the truth.(.·"
Nature's first green is gold,
“What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not.
But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story.
It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” — Ira Glass
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Want to just talk about books with me or get recommendations on what to read? I'm on Goodreads as bloodredrosez. I've gone through quite a lot of YA fiction. I'm an avid reader and I love getting recs from people too. I'm also over on Archive Of Our Own now as bloodredrosez..
1/25 - Happy New Year's! Part of me still can't believe that I'm still writing Cold Moon, Bright Star. I'm such a sucker for dead fandoms and to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure I even like my own story.
Current obsession: Dominion (Syfy TV series). Unfortunately it was canceled back in 2015 after Season 2 despite the writers supposedly having plotted out seven seasons' worth of material, and now I'm stuck obsessively writing fanfic for a totally dead fandom that was tiny in the first place! Talk about being a sucker for like the deadest fandom I can even find. Nothing lonelier than fangirling all by yourself :'(
I guess it's not really a current obsession because I've always been obsessed by angels (the hot, smiting, destructive kind, and occasionally the quirky Good Omens kind) my entire life. I have a feeling that without Castiel being on Supernatural, Dominion wouldn't ever have existed, even though it's a continuation of the movie Legion.
Current recommendations: Zhao Yao (招摇) aka The Legends. EXCELLENT translation of the book over at sonrisatnt dot com, with the first ten chapters translated by Silent Moon Translations. It's so cute.
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To find the Chinese translation of BRR, Google the story title and "TieBa" since no longer allows direct links in profiles. I don't think the translators ever finished but IIRC they got up to at least chapter 15. There is also a German translation out there somewhere and a French one, but I lost contact with two different people who had contacted me for permission on the French translation :(
All my DBSK fics can be found under bloodredrosez @ livejournal
Anita Blake fics: Elysian Dreams @ Pomme de Sang or its sister archive for selected authors, Sourdre de Sang. NC-17 material. As of late 2019 it seems that Pomme de Sang and Sourdre de Sang have been shut down, I don't know why and I'm not sure if the archive will ever be up again as no one seems to know why they were taken offline. I've reposted The Art of the Fugue over at AO3.
Ephemeral Dreams @ FictionPress (haven't posted anything new for over a decade though)
J-Pop Princess (31)
Striking Falcon (20)
Tally Mark (17)
Youkai no Yume (15)