Well. A page. I don't think I'm important enough to merit one, but I'll probably get to it sometime.
This is my slice of the internet. Proceed with caution.
I'm Diana, a senior in high school (as of 2/17/2012) in New York with a passion for writing. And squeeing over reading other people's writing. Did I mention I like fanfiction? I basically run around looking for new fics to read in my favorite fandoms, and occasionally write my own. I'm currently working on an ongoing Prototype fic, After the Fires Fade
. Normally I'm more of a oneshot person, but meh.
I adore writing - been doing it since I was nine, although what I considered writing back then was... well. Haha. Anyways, putting characters in situations and figuring out how they react is one of my favorite things to do. Sort of contrived on-and-off roleplaying that creates tons of story ideas, most of which wither because I can't be assed to devote time to them. The lucky few that make it somewhere... pretty much never get finished, and as for their quality, you be the judge. I like to consider myself fairly articulate, but as far as I can analyze myself, my tastes in subject matter
are relatively standard for my age/gender group. Sucker for angst, mythical monsters, dark heroes, et cetera. Eh, you live, you learn, and you grow. For now, I'm happy with where I am. And I'd like to think that while my ideas might be to some extent overused, my execution
I do art sometimes, but assessing the reactions I get from people... yeah, I think I should stick with writing. x3
I've added a few minor things to Prototype's
page, as well as the page for the epic fanfic Unfamiliar
. There isn't too much to add at this point, though, so I didn't really do anything significant.
I have a relatively snarky sense of humor, or so I'm told, and I have a rabid fangirl side that can be awakened if you hate on my favorite characters. You have been warned.
Stuff that is good.
- Prototype I'm actually a lot more into the story side of it than the psychotic murdering spree side of it. But yeah, Alex Mercer is awesome, and currently ranks as my favorite character. It's not completely visible on the surface, but the guy has so many existential crises and moral paradoxes that he's pure gold to delve into. And his relationship with his sister is soadorable. And tragic, in the context of everything else you find out.
- Skyrim. I adore open-ended RP Gs. Lots of replay potential. And the graphics in Skyrim are pretty beautiful. On the flipside, I found the questlines too short and magic as a whole truncated compared to prior games... but it's good.
- Also, they put werewolves back. Borked them too, but I can appreciate the effort.
- Oblivion had this morbid habit of killing off my favorite characters ([[spoiler I'll miss you, Vicente. *sniffle*)) during questlines, which I dealt with by stubbornly refusing to complete them, but I was pretty fond of the game overall. Even if some characters' faces looked terrifying. The massive moddability is an extreme plus towards its replay value. Besides... Shivering Isles. Need I say more?
- Fallout: New Vegas. At first, the game is terrifying. It will have you frantically checking every cliff for enemies, every shadow for mines. Everything is a danger. As you grow into a god of the Mojave Wasteland, however, and stop jumping at the sound of your own footsteps, you realize just how crazy everything is. Awesome, but crazy. Probably awesome because it's crazy. Either way. This game mixes danger and fear with batshit insanity, with a little over-the-top social commentary mixed in. After all, you can't forget who the Pre-War society everyone talks of is.
Stuff that is not good.
- Prototype2. Just... ugh. No continuity. No explanation for some of the most god-awful character rape I've ever seen. The game didn't have the same writers as Prototype 1, and it shows. Did not do the homework. Completely retconned everything interesting or deep about the first. I'm just disavowing it as non-canon, because... fffff. somad.
My favorite tropes
- Antiheroes. I'm a sucker for them.
- Badasses. In line with antiheroes here. Honestly, if you don't like badass characters, there is something wrong with you.
- Badass Boast. Sometimes, the badass needs to club you in the back of the head with his or her metaphorical doom stick of prose and/or incoherent yelling in order to remind you that he or she is, in fact, a badass.
- Blue Eyes. Cool color. Wish I had them. Sadly, stuck with brown here.
- Comedic Sociopathy is definitely my favorite flavor of mass murder, when it has to be served.
- Darker and Edgier... yeah. What can I say? Fun to read, fun to write. I'm a teenage girl. You should all count yourselves lucky I'm not on the other end of the spectrum, fangirling Justin Bieber.
- Desperately Seeking a Purpose in Life; again, cliche, but it's really one of my favorite mindsets to explore in a character. And very enjoyable to read if done well. (If not done well, then it degrades into WAAANGST ninety-nine times out of ten. But that's fanfiction for you.)
- Drama-Preserving Handicap when said handicap is, in some form, a moral constraint.
- Fluff. I adore reading things that make me squee and melt into a puddle of primordial fangirl. Well-done fluff is a rare treat.
- Bonus points if the story's plot is largely interspersed with darker elements and the characters really needed it.
- Go Mad from the Revelation Okay, I admit it, I'm a jerk to my characters. Slamming loads of psychological murder into their faces for the express purpose of giving them a B So D is one of my favorite things to write. (And read.) I prefer to leave them teetering on the edge rather than completely and permanently losing it, though.
- Horror Hunger. Om nom nom.
- Irony is always well-recieved.
- Morality Pets are another one of those things that I love to see, especially when they serve to humanize an asshole hero. Dana Mercer, I'm looking at you.
- My God, What Have I Done? makes for delicious introspection scenes.
- Not So Different is a fun character bridge between two previously opposed parties. Or a horrifying realization that you're just as much of an asshole as your archnemesis. Take your pick.
- Out of the Inferno - horribly cliche scene setup. Does that make it any less badass?
- Puff of Logic; again, one of my favorite lines. I've yet to use it to any half-decent effect, though. :(
- Split Personalities or darker halves are fun.
- This is Reality might nudge at the fourth wall a little, but it's still brilliant.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight, probably because I love pointing out or picking holes in the blatant logical fallacies that result.
- This spot has been claimed in the name of the Brotherhood of Steel (Eastern) by Star-Paladin USA Bobcat, who goes by Xeno Major on Space Battles. As first order of my new Martial Law, I order you to update your crossover!
- (Seriously, though, love your work, take your time if you need to. Even the smallest scrap of writing from your hand is worth gold.)