SnowflakeSoup
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Joined 12-15-14, id: 1006284, Profile Updated: 04-24-15
Author has written 4 stories for Fantasy, and Romance.

Hi! Welcome to my profile! I'm SnowflakeSoup, though you can call me Snowflake. I'm an aspiring writer. A friend of mine started writing stories for FanFiction.net (Sage.Meryllis.Banks), and I decided I wanted to do something similar--you know, writing and posting stories online. However (as you should know if you have read any of Sage's stories), I heavily disapprove of fanfiction, so this account was born!

I'm a Chinese-American girl who loves to create stories, read, sing, act, and draw (though I'm not very good at that). I apologize in advance for any slow updates. Between my homework and the fact that I'm just generally a pretty slow writer, I won't be able to update all the time. However, I do write short (well, my idea of short) drabbles/oneshots with my original characters--once I post enough chapters of my original stories, I can release those whenever I don't have a chapter ready to post.

As for music, my tastes are pretty diverse. I occasionally listen to dubstep, trap, and electronic music, but I also like alternative/indie pop (thanks to my friend Sage). A few of my favorite artists are Lily Allen, Melanie Martinez and BANKS. However, I usually like anything that has an interesting sound, from Glory and Gore to Blank Space. I also enjoy listening to Vocaloid songs (if you don't know, don't ask), although only a little bit. A lot of them are stupid, since anyone with enough money can buy Vocaloid software and make a song.

I wouldn't be able to write much of anything without one of my best friends, Sage.Meryllis.Banks. She absolutely loves to write and read, which is why we're besties. We both have quite different tastes, which can lead to extensive book arguments that go unresolved. But though I make a point not to read any fanfiction, her writing is great! A bit of a different style, but good all the same. She writes Vampire Academy fanfiction, so go take a whirl at her stories if you have read the series and condone fanfiction. She helps me edit my stories and adds in some comedy whenever my drabbles are lacking in hilarity. As I have mentioned, without her, this account would probably be nonexistent. We always go on Google Docs and chat for hours at a time, bouncing ideas off of each other as we write. Many of my greatest drabble ideas were co-created with her. We're toying with the idea of making an original story collab, actually. After all, our best stories were made together! She often invades my ANs, so you'll probably become very familiar with her when I post my stories.

She has now made a FictionPress account with the same username. She told me she might write some original content so go give her a follow!

Random, but how old do you think I am? Sage asked the same thing on her profile, and I want to know how old you perceive me to be.

Any feedback is appreciated! I want to know how to improve my writing, but please don't be rude!

Trivia:

--My pen name comes from my Chinese name, which means snow, and my last name, which means soup. I just added the -flake because SnowSoup doesn't sound as cool as SnowflakeSoup.

--I own six pet chickens! Their names are Alice, Charlotte, Sophie, Quail, Venus, and Artemis. And before you ask, NO, I AM NOT GOING TO EAT THEM.

--My favorite Vocaloid is Gumi, but my favorite Vocaloid song producer (Pinocchio-P; check him out, he's really good) only uses Miku. The world is a cruel place. (BTW, I hate semicolons. They're really ugly. I just had to use one for this trivia fact and it killed me.)

--My favorite book is The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. I have reread it approximately thirteen million times. Other favorite books include A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Eleanor and Park, and Counting by Sevens.

--I have an older brother who is currently a computer science major at Princeton University (he has a blog about literary analysis that is awesome. Check it out here).

--I do own a blog, where I post stuff about my life whenever I can (which is not a lot, unfortunately).

--My favorite Vocaloid songs are, in order, Common World Domination, Patchwork Staccato, Floating Shelter, Slow Motion, and Rotten Heresy and Chocolate. All of them (except for Patchwork Staccato--that's by Toa) by Pinocchio-P of course.

--I usually don't care when my peers read my writing. I guess it's because, with the exception of Sage and a few choice others, most of them have extremely subpar writing skills. I freak out when my family reads my stuff, though. I suppose it's because they have a much higher standard for my writing skill, and they are MUCH more inclined to harshly criticize me.

--I absolutely DETEST the Hunger Games and the Divergent series. Their popularity makes me wonder about humanity. I actually wrote two long rants on my blog about them, if you're interested in that kind of stuff.

--I love to write and read in third person limited. Third person omniscient and first person aren't nearly as good, though they aren't terrible. I always feel like it spoils things if you know what other people are thinking, and I just personally don't like first person that much.

--I hate present tense in story writing. It's disgusting. And first person present tense is just about the worst format to write a book ever. I do acknowledge that there are good books written in first person present tense (like Counting by Sevens, though only partially). But if I open a book and see that it's written in first person present tense, the book and the author lose 150 respect points from me.

(EDIT: I just had an epiphany about the true reason I dislike present tense. I still do believe that present tense is inferior to past tense just because of the weirdness of the verbs and the general awkwardness, but it's terribleness lies with the writers who use it. For example, my favorite short story writer (Simon Rich, see bottom of this profile) utilizes present tense all the time, and his stories are brilliant. Without the present tense, the stories wouldn't be half as good. And so I've realized that (in the words of Sage) "present tense needs a purpose." It is inherently inferior to past tense because of things that can't be helped, but it can add beautiful uniqueness if used properly and stylistically. The problem is that most writers just randomly use present tense for no reason at all.)

--I watch some animes, though not many. Like the Vocaloids, many of the animes out there are actually disgustingly horrible. Some of my favorites include, not in order, Tatami Galaxy, Ping Pong the Animation, Princess Jellyfish, and Uchouten Kazoku. My LEAST favorite animes include 11eyes and Sword Art Online. I have written a rant on my blog about Sword Art Online as well.

--My favorite video game voice actor is Troy Baker. My favorite anime voice actor is Miyano Mamoru.

--I believe that having good taste is the utmost of importance. Unfortunately, good taste must often be incubated right from the beginning. Many of those addicted to terribly written things like Divergent are too far gone.

--My favorite word to say is "totalitarian." One of my favorite negative adjectives is "disgusting." One word I use a lot is "actually."

--My handwriting is godawful.

--I often read and reread the short stories of a guy called Simon Rich, who writes stuff for the New Yorker. Unprotected is my favorite story from him. Check it out! And I want to see if you can tell what the narrator is. Three of my friends couldn't, even though it was kinda obvious.

--My secret dream is to have a house-trained chicken.

EDIT: To ATHAS readers, here is Char's dress! And here are Char's glasses!

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When Idiosyncrasy Meets Mainstream by damnphool39 reviews
She's a quirky food & anime lover and he's a popular with a playboy persona. Poles apart, no? But she's being blackmailed to get a date and he's forced to get a girlfriend within the month. Suddenly, those poles seem a lot closer than before. Complicated and cliché? Heck yes...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 66,948 - Reviews: 232 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 4/30/2017 - Published: 12/30/2013
Snapshot by Ventracere reviews
Jason Makkie isn't like his older brother. He's no athlete and can't carry an easy conversation with most people. It's one of the reasons he likes cameras and photographs. It's a quiet solitude. Aatos Beaulieu is the exact opposite of a quiet solitude. With a wish to live an honest life and a laugh to match, Beaulieu tends to shoot expectations out of the water. (Slash)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,318 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 6/26/2015 - Published: 12/23/2014 - Complete
Beautiful Disaster by htdcd
Ricky is fascinated with Jenny. When she notices him, he falls in love with her, but realizes that she has problems he is not qualified to fix. This novella is a look at teenage infatuation and the consequences of mental illness. Rated T for language.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 3,101 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 6/15/2015 - Published: 2/27/2014
Acts by quintheowl reviews
Ant is a melodramatic tragedy. Ro is a comical relief. This play's first act brings them to meet, the second pairs them up. And the third makes them realize that comedy and tragedy are great by themselves, but put them together, and you've got one hell of a show. Rated T for language.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 21 - Words: 17,172 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/5/2015 - Published: 2/23/2015 - Complete
Opposite Ends of The Spectrum by She Had Somewhere To Go reviews
. "Hatred comes from the heart, contempt from the head, and neither feeling is quite within our control." Bullshit, she thinks. Then she meets Matthew Valentine.
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Diminish by The Smile Machine reviews
He would skip sleep to be with her, but she will only ever consider him a dream. ONESHOT. Winner of Star Cross'd Round 9.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,256 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/17/2014 - Complete
Trainwreck by Lady Femme Fatale reviews
Detention is not the place where you're supposed to meet your next boyfriend, especially when he's Judd Asher, known pothead and occassional criminal. But he makes good girl Sadie Brown feel something she hasn't really felt before - extraordinary.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,705 - Reviews: 663 - Favs: 431 - Follows: 241 - Updated: 7/21/2013 - Published: 10/19/2009 - Complete
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A Tale of Headphones and Sharks reviews
To him, she's another one of the silly popular girls. To her, he's the emo new kid who sits in the corner. But as the days go on, their lives become inextricably intertwined and the two end up forging a strong bond on precalculus, paprika, and carefree Saturday mornings. Can the two manage to help each other reconcile with their mutual insecurities and dark pasts?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 16 - Words: 30,945 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 6/26/2015 - Published: 2/27/2015
Matchsticks and Other Unrelated Short Stories reviews
This is a collection of random thoughts and small stories. Most of these stories will be unrelated to each other, with completely different characters. Many of these will be oneshots/drabbles about random stuff. Prompts are welcome!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,827 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/26/2015 - Published: 3/29/2015
A Distorted History reviews
*ABANDONED* Years after the government of the United States was brought down by the recklessness of the Tainted, a new government rose to power, never hesitating to murder and oppress as they pleased. Shunned by everyone, even the rebels, six of the Tainted set out to remake the government in their own way- even if it might cost their lives.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 20,065 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/16/2015 - Published: 2/17/2015
Memories reviews
In a ruined and devastated world, our sullen and unnamed narrator lives alone in a cottage, isolated from the world and forever haunted by the memory of a mysterious person he refuses to name. However, things drastically change when Aurora quite literally falls into his world. With her arrival, he slowly regains interest in his life once more... until his heart is broken yet again.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 12 - Words: 9,611 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/24/2015 - Published: 2/17/2015 - Complete