12:04 am - Sun, Apr 13, 2014
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Q: Do you have any fic recs?
Anonymous

Too many to be honest. What kind of stories do you want? Fandom? Genres (e.g. adventure, humor, fantasy, romance, etc…)? Pairings (or lack there of)? Length? Themes?

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1:54 pm - Thu, Apr 10, 2014
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Q: Anyway, thank you for giving me such a good read and I hope you won't give up in finishing Tis Femina! I don't know if people have asked you these questions before already but: 1)Are you a woman?(I'm betting on this to be a yes) 2)Are you updated with Naruto? 3)How are you lately? 4)What fic are you working on right now? (Since I saw your update schedule, I want to fuel my hopes on TF being updated soon) 5)How did you learn English? I hope some of these questions aren't too personal for you.
Anonymous

I won’t give up hope of finishing Tis Femina either! :D

As for your questions:

1/ There are as many people who think I am a woman as there are people who think I am a man. I have been called sir, bro, dude, pal, that crazy guy who wrote Tis Femina, sis, I bet that’s a girl (this one coming from a guy who followed Tis Femina for years and replied to criticize every chapter. He has a funny way to show his support), etc… 

To be honest, I have never thought my physical gender (I am asexual, though not aromantic, so that may have something to do with it) should be a huge deal. A writer is a writer is a writer. My real life pen name for my professional work is also a unisex one so people don’t actually know my real gender (many times I turned up for interviews and surprised them when I didn’t appear the way they thought I would. I deliver plot twist even in real life!!!!)

I’m curious though. Why are you so sure that I’m a woman? This question is also to all of my readers who see this post. Why do you think I am a woman/man?

2/Yes I am updated with Naruto. I started to reread it from the first chapter the other day. It fills me with nostalgia. I remember that I first started reading it when I was still a wee highschooler. 

3/ I’m good. Really busy with my writing assignments and my story-boarding job. I just saved enough to buy my first house. It’s a run down old thing but with a bit of money can be renovated into a charming abode. I can’t wait!!!!

4/ I’m currently working on From the Garden of Gods (the 3rd chapter which I hope to finish in a week). I was bitten by the inspiration bug and it’s not leaving me alone. After this phase past, I will get back to my usual roster, starting with Cognates of Heaven, followed by Ascend, followed by Book Air, then followed by Tis Femina, then coming all the way back to Mirror Mirror.

5/ How did I learn English? I myself couldn’t quite answer that question. I used to be very bad at that you see. I used to be the deadlast in my English class and couldn’t even understand when the teacher gave me a 2 out of 10 for my Eng paper along with the comment “Very Bad!” I thought she was complimenting me since at the time the only Eng phrase I know that had very was ‘Very good’.  Then one day I happened upon a fic (I think it was a Hunter x Hunter fic) that I really liked but since my English was so abysmal I couldn’t read all of it. In my frustration, I swore to improve my Eng… and… well.. you know how the rest went. So I basically taught myself Eng by reading and writing copious amount of fics… which eventually gave me writing skill enough so that I can start professional Eng writing.

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1:14 pm
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Q: I've been looking at your posts and noticed the lack of posts rooting for Tis Femina, and this is what brought on my urge to "Ask". I find it simply astounding that a non-native speaker of English could write such a beautifully thought out Naruto fic that has almost everything I want in a fic (plot wise, length wise, grammar wise, not so on updating but, beggars can't be choosers). I hope I haven't offended you with my statements.
Anonymous

How can you offend me with that glowing praise!!???

Anyhow, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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12:57 pm
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Q: If you decide to reply to an ask, do you put it here or in the ask sythe tumblr page?
Anonymous

Usually I put it on both. Reblogging between the two so that my readers know.

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2:23 am - Wed, Apr 9, 2014
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syd-k:

WHY ISN’T IT TAGGED, WHYYYYY. I shall feex eet.

This is from “A Gathering of Cats” by Makoto Shinkai. It’s a one-minute short, and you can watch the whole thing here.

Truest shit I’ve seen since Chi’s Sweet Home, y’all. Truest shit.

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3:39 pm - Sun, Apr 6, 2014
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SNK 56 ENG PPL

worldofchicken:

DO I WIN THIS

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Shingeki no Kyojin chapter 56 translated.

I love you and your mind, Isayama!

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10:18 am - Fri, Apr 4, 2014
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Q: As a fan, and fellow writer, I have to ask something that's been troubling me for about a few years now. How do you write not too cheesy/cliched romance? I have ideas and everything, but I feel like they're all incomplete.
kyuubiwindscar

asksythe:

Hmm… that’s a tough one. Whether the romance aspect in a story is perceived as cheesy or not really boils down not only on the writer’s skill but also the reader’s personal preferences. And while the writer’s skill determines 70-80% of how the story/romance aspect is perceived by readers, personal preferences decides the left over 20%. Regardless of how skilled a writer is, there will always be (at the very least) a minority of readers who won’t like the final product anyway. Me personally, I’m a romantic at heart (even though a lot of my stories don’t read like that, usually romance is a core element in their crafting) so there’s nothing I love more than a good love story.

I believe most people are also like me in that we can never truly get enough of good love stories.

As to how to avoid cheesy/cliche romance, for me it’s a mixture of 2 main factors:

1/ Characterization: this is a huge pitfall for romance genre writers. As I said above, people can’t get enough of a good love story. It’s an addiction to many ladies and not a small percentage of men (fess up, dudes. I know what you guys hide from your pals to prove your manliness. In my line of work, I have met no small number of men who are head over heels for the romance genre). The result of this is that sometimes for both readers and writers, too much attention is put on ‘making these characters fall in love’ rather than on the characterization of these characters. The main chars then  are no longer their own characters but puppet through which the readers/writers can experience love/romance of their own. They are empty, soulless, and exist merely to fall in love for the voyeuristic sake of others. This is a recipe for those tired out a dime a dozen trashy romance books that may have come from a mass production line. 

2/ The scale of realism versus idealism: Some amount of purple prose and idealism make for a beautiful love story. Too much of that makes for an incredibly realistic and cliche ridden story. I like to write realistic love stories rather than just love stories as they are told in books. Love in real life comes in so many forms and they aren’t always pretty/fluffy/nice. Bad people also love. Ugly people love. Disabled people or people with mental health issues also do that. Old people love. People of all genders and sexual orientations do that too. People from all walks of life and from all social positions. It’s such a basic and (as a result) vast need for us humans. It’s complicated but also simple and it has so many facets that there literally will never be too love that is exactly the same. So sometimes it befuddles me that people can actually falls into romance cliche’. What I would say to that is that try to observe more on how people love in real life and how they demonstrate their feelings in stead of trying to learn it from books (which in the end, are only imitations of real life… regardless of how great some of them are).

Hope that helps. 

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5:53 am
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Q: Hi, I just wanted to drop by and tell you how I can't stop thinking about Book Air! I love your details and the dynamic between Korra and Noatok. I understand that you have a schedule to update your fic and I completely understand! I look forward to (patiently) what you have next for that story!
Anonymous

asksythe:

I also look forward on working on the next chapter of Book Air too!!!

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7:36 pm - Tue, Apr 1, 2014
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In a barren land incapable of sustaining life, a Miko, whose most basic and most principal of powers is to give and nurture life, must seem divine in nature. It’s not simple Mokuton, said Sunagakure village eldders, Mokuton only affects wood and cannot give life to dead crops. It definitely does not resurrect a village on the brink of historic financial depression either.

A story in which Kagome Higurashi found herself in the midst of Sunagakure under the reign of the 4th Kazakage.

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12:55 am - Wed, Mar 26, 2014
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Ereri WIP. Been a while since I touched my drawing pad. Feels good to be back though. I still want to draw that doujin I thought about since last year.

Ereri WIP. Been a while since I touched my drawing pad. Feels good to be back though. I still want to draw that doujin I thought about since last year.

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1:05 am - Fri, Mar 21, 2014
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moni158:

So romantic.

Kinda true to be honest. Especially Eren….

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2:35 pm - Fri, Mar 14, 2014
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ask-the-fearling-rapunzel:

I will NEVER stop reblogging this.

ask-the-fearling-rapunzel:

I will NEVER stop reblogging this.

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6:13 pm - Fri, Feb 28, 2014
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momochanners:

crazyintheeast:

Now that’s a muse

This is the muse that I deserve *nods*

This is basically my editor in chief…

momochanners:

crazyintheeast:

Now that’s a muse

This is the muse that I deserve *nods*

This is basically my editor in chief…

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2:36 am - Tue, Feb 25, 2014
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asksythe:

If you’re given a chance to do everything again, to right all the wrongs, would you take it? Yugi made a choice and travelled 3000 years to the past, all for the wish of one soul. To the king that was lost, even to himself.

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5:58 pm - Mon, Feb 24, 2014
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youdontknowthings:

Spoilers for chapter 597 (lol)

Mihawk just wanted to be a father.

….. I will never look at MiHawk the same way again

(via dark-impluse)

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