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08 July 2012 @ 11:49 am
I thought I'd do a little post for the birthday girl. I made this for you~

Marvel at my Photoshop skills!

Hope you have a wonderful day, hyena_gal.

Panda Hug
Current Mood: artisticartistic
14 February 2012 @ 12:20 pm
I actually set up this preview some time ago but I forgot to post it up here... or anywhere really. Not much point in having a preview if you tell no one about it, right? 

So, you can find the preview here.

Here's the summary I put on the website:

"Pembleton Sixth Form College for Young Ladies has stood on the edge of Clapham Wood for over a century. When Lauren attends the school for the first time, she imagines a life of rules and rigidity. Little does she know that she is about to unearth secrets about the school, the woods and herself."

The working title is 'The Clapham Wood Mystery' but I may change that when the novel is nearer completion.

Enjoy the preview and, if you'd like, leave a little feedback on the website or here. :)

And here's a piece of art my sister did including the two main characters of the novel.

Oh, and have a happy Valentine's Day, folks. :)

Current Mood: tiredtired
01 August 2011 @ 09:53 pm
'Nana the Dwarf' brought it to my attention earlier today (thanks Nana) that Giving In had been plagiarised by a livejournal poster by the name of raeneph  (also known as namwan ) who had written a story for a completely different fandom. Just to remind people, this is the smut scene from the first chapter of Giving In.

This was posted way back in 2007. The last update (the final chapter) was last year. Apparently, this new story was posted at the beginning of this year. Here's the scene in question:

Look familiar? Yeah, I thought so too! The names are obviously different and some of the descriptive terms have been switched around but it's obviously my writing. What really bugged me about it was the way she just so easily and happily accepted credit for something that wasn't hers, as seen in both her notes and replies to feedback.

So, I decided to leave a message asking for it to be taken down, like so:

A couple of hours later, the post was locked. I left it a little longer but, after receiving no form of response, I decided to write a new comment in one of her more recent posts. Unfortunately, I found that I had been blocked. Ah, the exploits of the guilty, hmm? Well, raeneph , here's my comment to you anyway:
"Thank you for taking down, or rather locking, the post that contained the plagiarised scene from Giving In. It would have been nice, however, to have a response from you personally. Is it too much to ask for a simple apology? It's been suggested to me that I should report this incident to livejournal but I am willing to let it lie if you can give me that apology and your assurances that nothing like this will happen again.

I was told that you have both Giving In and my author ID on your favourite list on fanfiction.net and, as such, I would have liked to believe you'd have a little respect for me as an author if you enjoyed my writing. I am disappointed to say the least."
But since I was blocked, I couldn't post that up and I suddenly feel my patience coming to an end. It was bad enough that you actually plagiarised something, but the way in which you have handled it after being found out means that I don't think you should be allowed to sweep it under the carpet as if nothing happened.
I put a little of myself into each thing I write, whether it is fan fiction or a world of my own creation, and for you to take that and revel in the appreciation it brings is unfathomable to me. 

As for anyone else who reads this, well... I hope you enjoyed the drama. ;)
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
19 September 2010 @ 10:45 am
 Firstly, I just wanted to let people know that I've posted one of the requested stories up on fanfiction.net. I decided to tackle ifuritka 's suggestion first. I must confess to it seeming the easiest and hence the reason I chose it. >.>

Anyway, if you haven't read it already, you can find it here.

I've also updated Blood Letting, for those interested. I'm going to be working on Destiny Awaits next. :)

I decided to change the style of my journal as well. The previous one was too narrow and, while the effect was pretty, it wasn't at all practical. I couldn't even read some particularly long comment chains. :o
Current Location: United Kingdom, Glasgow
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Origa - Русский Лес
08 September 2010 @ 02:37 pm

So, whilst I'm updating my two fan fictions, I thought I'd have time for the odd one shot as well. What I propose is this...

Reply to this post with a comment outlining a one shot you'd like me to write and if I like the idea, I'll give it a go.

  • Anything romantic will have to be centred around Shizuru and Natsuki (I'm very set in my ways, I'm afraid :P)
  • It has to be Mai HiME obviously (see above)
  • If there's something that absolutely must be included in the one shot, let me know what that is specifically (otherwise, artistic license!)
  • While I don't mind AU, I won't write OOC (so if something doesn't fit their characters, it's not going to happen)
Aside from that, I'm open to everything. :)

Current Location: Scotland
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
31 August 2010 @ 02:33 am
 Both this post and my fan fictions, that is. :P

I've actually felt like writing again in recent weeks. I wrote up plot ideas, character outlines, etc., for an original story but I've also been watching animé lately, so it reminded me of the fandoms I used to follow. This is mainly because I can't seem to find an animé I can really get into (particularly one with an actual yuri pairing . yes, actual, and not imagined!). So it had me wondering whatever happened to the Mai HiME Destiny light novel. Apparently it has 12 chapters and when I was into the fandom a few years back only the sixth had been translated. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any translations but it did remind me of those characters I loved.

And, so, I decided on continuing with my Destiny fiction, and I also started a sequel to my Halloween Special. I know I said I wouldn't but I just couldn't help myself. :P

If you want to have a look, you can find Destiny Awaits here and Blood Letting here. There are two new chapters up for each. :D

What's up with the formatting on fanfiction.net, by the way. It doesn't matter if I try to upload a document as a "story" or "docx" file, it always screws up the formatting in some way. It's trying to put me off, I swear!
Current Location: Sweden, Enköping
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
11 January 2010 @ 09:00 pm
 I was recently asked about a manga called Himegami no Miko. As I didn't know anything about it I looked into it and it seems that Kaishaku, the people behind Kannazuki no Miko, are working on it. From the artwork it seems fairly clear that the two central characters are Chikane and Himeko, in some form or another. I haven't been able to find too much out about it yet and I've been trying to track down the first chapter at least but had no luck. From what I can tell, it seems to be in a similar vein to KyoSora - i.e, that it's an alternate universe. Thankfully they've done away with the superfluous boring characters this time. And even better, no mecha in sight! There are also rumours floating around that an anime is in the works, so fingers crossed!

You can find the official website here.

And here are a few piccies for your perusal:
Current Location: New York
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
01 May 2009 @ 02:51 am
Well, looks like I gave in to the pressure of the spammage, and updated a story. Not only updated, but completed a story! I also posted it up on fanfiction.net, for completism's sake.

So, you can find it here.

Now I feel a little less guilty for leaving it so long. Oh, and it ended up being 11.4k words long. Oops. >.>

Current Location: Scotland
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
25 April 2009 @ 10:42 pm
I've made the decision to start a new blog over at blogger.com. The main reason is this one has become more orientated towards my personal life and I want one to focus on my writing. That ranges from my journalism to my fiction. So, I'll be keeping that strictly public, and probably keeping this one for my friends list only. Don't worry, I won't forget about this one. :)

The other reason for the second blog is the opportunity to make money with it. Always a good thing, right? :)

Here's the link.

It might appear a bit barren at the moment but I have a lot of editing to do yet.
Current Location: Stockholm
Current Mood: busybusy
11 April 2009 @ 04:05 pm
Here's a quick guide on basic posting for livejournal, specifically for 1010jin, but anyone can use it. :P

Picture Spam-- I mean, the guide is under here. :PCollapse )

If you need any more help, let me know ^^
Current Mood: restlessrestless