So, hi. My name is Manda, but I go by angeluscado all over the internet. If you see it on another site, it's probably me.
I'm currently 25 years old I've been writing since 2004. Man, that makes me feel kind of old. I started off writing in the Harry Potter fandom, and my first few fics featured original characters that were cooler versions of me. I've come a long way from that, and while I do write original characters from time to time, most of the time it's due to necessity or a little bit of guilty pleasure writing. And, of course, to develop characters for my original fiction, which I'm really starting to get into.
As I've said, I started out reading and writing in the Harry Potter fandom, but I've really branched out in the last couple of years. Currently, I'm writing in Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bleach, NCIS, The Big Bang Theory and Vampire Knight. Since not all of my stories in these fandoms are crossovers, I'm not posting them here. I enjoy reading far more fandoms than I write, but my absolute favourites are the ones I've listed above, Glee, Criminal Minds, Bones, CSI, Star Trek, Star Wars and Stargate.
When I write a fandom, I make sure I know a fair amount of the fandom before I put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard as the case may be. In other words, I know my stuff and I know it well. I'm a little anal retentive when it comes to getting facts straight, I make timelines if I'm not entirely sure of when events happened in a particular series and I make sure theories are sound before I put them in my stories. That being said, I have no problems with people pointing out errors in my stories, provided they are legitimate errors and the person pointing them out can cite sources to their information.
I love praise (what author doesn't?) and constructive criticism is always appreciated. It's the only way I can get better at my craft and hopefully write professionally some day. Flames will be used to toast marshmallows and inquiries as to when I'm going to update will be either ignored or replied to snarkily. I update my stories when I have the time and when my muse cooperates, and sometimes I don't have the time or writer's block kicks my ass.
I participate in NaNoWriMo every year. Well, I try to, anyway. What does that mean for you? Well, it means that I probably won't update between November 1st and mid-December, depending on how well things are going with the particular project for the year. I was lucky enough to be able to update my stories last year, but I can't make any promises for 2010.
When I'm not writing fic, I'm playing puzzle games, reading urban fantasy, watching crime dramas and writing original fiction.
If you have any questions about any of my fics, please feel free to message me at the link below. Please be advised that I DO NOT give out plot points to random people. My stories and plots are MINE (mostly, anyway) and I want to be the one to reveal things on my terms.
If you're going to add me to Yahoo/MSN/whatever, I do ask that you email me and let me know who you are, because if I don't recognize the name, I'm not going to add you :)
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