|Member Profile: StarLove18|
Alias: A. T. H.
Join Date: 04/18/17
Last Logged In: 05/23/18
Welcome to my page!
So why do I write? Because I enjoy it! Life experiences, and themes/subject matter from books, TV shows and movies spark my imagination. I started writing at age five (5), and my parents discovered my poetry back then. Throughout my school years, the majority of my teachers never stopped pushing me to become a better, seasoned writer. This could not be possible without reading first.
I'm a firm believer in the following virtue: The more you read, the more you will receive; so when you write, you have so much to give.
I've received tons of exposure from a variety of authors and genres. Some of my favourite titles include:
The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton), Macbeth (William Shakespeare), Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck), Lord of the Flies (William Golding), Othello, Two of a Kind (series), Leslie's Journal, Captain Underpants (Dav Pilkey), Forever (Judy Blume), Confessions of a Heartless Girl, Night (memoir by Elie Wiesel), The Babysitters Club (series by Ann M. Martin), The Berenstain Bears (series by Stan and Jan Berenstain), The BFG (Roald Dahl), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, King Lear, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, The Twits, The Bailey School Kids (series), and...
Allow me to give a special shout out to Robert Munsch, who continues to keep my inner child engaged, and to Maya Angelou, whose poetic flow never ceases to amaze me!
Many of these prominent writers have inspired me to dive into the world of writing, and I would read their published works over and over again (some titles, I couldn't remember, were not listed here - but I've had the pleasure of reading other books from these authors).
During my adolescent years, I wrote fanfics (Sailor Moon, DragonBall Z, Cardcaptors, Digimon, Megaman, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros, and 6Teen), as well as original short stories. I've also written and recited some poems for Black History Month and Remembrance Day (both in school and the community), and received more exposure during the Caribbean Celebrations in my hometown.
Then I've started "Adulting"... which didn't stop me from writing, but it did a lot of damage to my ability to express myself. It also prevented me from sharing any of my work overtime. Also, hardware troubles with my previous laptop created a major time lapse. Finding the right types of people who are also receptive, creative and diverse was not an easy task (at first). Don't get me wrong, being a grown-up has its perks, but the real question comes from whether or not your time is invested well, in everything that you do. So I've made the necessary changes, pursued two careers, volunteer regularly, found a few new hobbies, and linked up with a variety of poets and spoken word artists (where I currently reside). So that's where I'm at.
~*Fandoms I Read*~
Onegai Teacher, Hellsing, Hanaukyo Maid Tai, Mermaid Melody, Mew Mew Power, Power Stone, One Piece, Sailor Moon (including Crystal), Inuyasha, Digimon, DragonBall (including Z & Super), Hamtaro, Love Hina, Transformers: Robots In Disguise, Transformers Armada, Yu-Gi-Oh! (including GX), Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Cardcaptors, Mobile Suit Gundam (and other universes/timelines), Vision of Escaflowne, Outlaw Star, Ouran High School Host Club, School Rumble
Criminal Minds, Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Detention, The Wild Thornberry's, As Told By Ginger, Doug, Sinbad, The Adventures Of Alex Mack, Flipper, Mystic Knights, Mummies Alive, Babar, Fat Albert, 6Teen, Alvin and The Chipmunks, Veronica Mars, The Mentalist, Once Upon A Time, Family Matters, Totally Spies, Fairly Oddparents, Boondocks, Friends, King of the Hill, Desperate Housewives, CSI (Vegas, Miami & New York), 24, Law & Order, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 8 Simple Rules, What I Like About You, My Wife and Kids, Prison Break, Malcolm in the Middle, Degrassi: The Next Generation, K-Ville, Black-Ish, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods
*There is a high chance that some sites don't archive all the Anime/Manga & TV Shows listed here, and that's okay.*
"The ball is in your court--dunk it or lunk it!" - Lil'T (Me)
"Never sell an ounce of your character for a pound of popularity." - My momma
"Never put your trust in man; some of your best friends today may become your worst enemies tomorrow."- Lil'T
"We could learn a lot from crayons... All are different colours, but they all have to learn to live in the same box." - Anonymous
"Do not remove a fly from your friend's head with a hatchet." - Chinese Proverb
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky
~*Do's For Every Reader*~
1) Tell me if something doesn't sound right or make sense and offer advice on how I can improve these things.
2) Criticize when necessary.
3) Tell me if you like/hate something.
4) Correct mistakes' Spellchecker is not God.
5) Tell me if the pace of my story is okay.
1) Winner of The Spelling Bee (Top Tens - Grade 6)
2) Runner-up for High School Public Speaking Competition ('04, '05, '07)
3) Winner of '17 Poetry Slam @ Spoken Word Festival (National Poetry Month)
I've joined this site on my Birthday (finally), and I'm looking forward to reading some amazing fics, interacting with other writers, and grow as a writer myself. I've started planning stories for DragonBall Z, Gundam Wing, and Ouran High School Host Club. I'm also planning two original pieces, but there is a high chance they won't get posted here (unless I find a publisher ;) ). You will also see some of my poetic pieces posted here (ratings will vary). When all is said and done, I've had my fun in the twilight zone.
What more can I say? I'm a Tuesday baby! Four is my lucky number. Fire is my element. I'm a snake in the Chinese zodiac. My name in Japanese means "true wisteria" and "very fine in Autumn". Diamond is my birthstone, and the Sweet Pea is my "Earth Strong" flower.
Pleased to meet ya!
I can also be found on FanFiction and AO3 (Archive of Our Own) under the same pen name.