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What to say... I guess you may call me Tom (Short for phantom). It's not my real name, but it will do. I'd prefer to keep most things like my age and family life secret and just stick to the main facts. I'm a faithful Christian from Canada. I'm also a huge music lover. My favorite bands are Pink Floyd and Delerium. I'm a huge fan of Rumiko Takahashi. She has inspired a lot of my stories. I'm also the founder of Writer's United (https://www.fictionpress.com/forum/Writers-Untied/6081/) and the Baka Writers Group (https://www.fictionpress.com/community/Baka-Writers/3880/).
I've been writing for five years, but I've always enjoyed story telling. Even when I was little I'd make up my own characters and tell my stories to my parents and classmates. I've found that it's a good way to pass the time. In 2010 someone really special to me passed away. She was the first person to take interest in my writing. I vow to keep writing and dedicate all my stories to her. Any stories that aren't mine aren't posted anywhere else on the site and was given permission to be posted on my account by their respectful writer.
Apple wiki for people that want to brush up on their knowledge on the Apple universe:
Music: Alice Cooper (1964 - Present), Damon Albarn (1988 - Present), Delerium (1987 - Present), & Pink Floyd (1965 - 2014)
Drink: Mountain Dew Voltage or Pepsi
Anime/Manga: Fairy Tail (2006 - Present), Kuroshitsuji (2006 - Present), Naruto (1999 - Present), & Ranma 1/2 (1987 - 1996)
Cartoons: American Dragon Jake Long (2005 - 2007), Gravity Falls (2012 - Present), & The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2003 - 2007)
Shows: Brady Bunch (1969 - 1974), Dexter (2006 - 2013), Everybody Loves Raymond (1996 - 2005), & Seinfeld (1989 - 1998)
Books: Dexter Morgan Series (2004 - Present), Harry Potter (1997 - 2007) , The Missing (2008 - Present), & Shadow Children (1998 - 2006)
Candy: M&M's or Reese's
Currently reading: Detective Conan (1994 - Present), Addicted to Curry (2001 - 2012), Inuyasha (1996 - 2008), & One Piece (1997 - Present)
Up to Date & Waiting for more Chapters: Assassination Classroom (2013 - Present), Fairy Tail (2006 - Present), & Kuroshitsuji (2006 - Present)
Ongoing Writing: Apple (2011 - Present), John (2015 - Present), & Phantom's Story (2012 - Present)
Writing on Hiatus: After Happily Ever After (2012 - 2014), Calling (2013 - 2015), & Naruto Spoofing (2010 - 2015)
Writing Completed but might Return: Anthem of the Angels (2012 - 2014), Bleach Spoofing (2012 - 2013), & Death Note Spoofing (2012 - 2013)
Best Writing Completed: Going Ghost (2013 - 2014), Living Alone (2012), Lover's Song (2013), & Team Minato Story Collection (2011 - 2013)
My Writing Broken Down:
Beginning Stages (2010) - This is when I first started writing. I only made FanFiciton at this point, but had some of Apple planned in my head. Most of my writing this year wasn't that great and is no longer on the site. The only writing left over from this era is the first 13 chapters of Naruto Spoofing which has been heavily touched up since. This year I also wrote a Naruto FanFiction called Naruto: Phantom's Story, which was later rewritten and re-planed into an original series. Shizune's Sweet Escape (Now a chapter in Naruto Spoofing) was also written and rewritten during this time, but was never posted because of computer issues which caused the whole series to be deleted.
Finding a Footing (2011) - This year started with me experimenting a bit of FanFiciton. I tried to write down any funny story ideas for Naruto Spoofing and started Team Minato Story Collection as a gift for my girlfriend at the time, ChibiJinchuuriki. Rin's Birthday was only meant to be a one-shot and as a result, I found coming up with ideas extremely difficult, but I liked writing them whenever they came to mind. Even long after me and Chibijinchuuriki broke up. I also met MissFaerieKaiti and hiei2828 who helped beta and co-write some of Naruto Spoofing and Team Minato Story Collection respectively. Later in the year, I joined a writing group called The Prompts and wrote three one shots (Losing your Reasons for Staying, The Man Who Can't Be Moved, & That Butler on Vacation) which progressively increased in quality. And in August I discovered FictionPress and posted Apple, a story I've been wanting to show people since before I started writing. That moment, without a doubt, was my highest point of the year, at least as far as writing goes.
Experimental Year (2012) - A lot of things from 2011 carried on into 2012. MissFaerieKaiti stayed my beta-reader and continued to help with Naruto Spoofing, but retired the following year. I also wrote Living Alone with ChibiJinchuuriki. This was my fourth and final entry into The Prompts community. I was in grade 12 during this year and attempted to write many long running series. Most of which received abrupt endings this year or the following year when I realized that I wanted to focus on a select few stories rather than many at once. Anthem of the Angels was made in this year in memory of a best friend I lost.
Year of One Shots (2013) - I dated CRAZEDbySUGAR in this year. I ended up basing both Lucy and Jane off her somewhat. We ended up collaborating on a few different stories, most notably being a cross-over in Apple which started a tradition of introducing cross over chapters to the series every so often. I also attempted something daring during this year by adopting the story Going Ghost and continuing it weekly. But I think the thing that stands out most about this year was that there was a massive amount of one-shots added to my profile. This was mainly because I was taking a writing class at my school. The first chapter of Calling was my final assignment in the class and the only intended one shot from this year to become a full series. I really didn't want to stop writing about Lucy and Mick. I tried to continue Anthem of the Angels but whenever I went to write it I was never sure how to write it, as a result only one chapter was released in this year.
Year of Focus (2014) - This year I dated a girl named Makenzi, someone who I truly thought I'd spend my life with. A lot of my feelings for her are hidden in writings from this year. I didn't start a lot of new stories in this year. I mostly focused on my existing original stories and tried to see how much I could write for each of them. This was the first year I never wrote a single chapter of any of the Spoofings. I tried to come up with ideas, but I was stumped. My goal in writing for this year was to try to reach chapter 80 of Apple which was a success.
2015 - So what's this year? I'm not really sure what I'll call it yet. Believe it or not, I've still got a few surprises planned. So far this year, I've been getting some mentoring from some close friends of mine, who also love writing. I started trying to update Phantom's Story and Apple weekly as I'm now into the bulk of both stories and find it difficult to put either down. And I've got a surprise collaboration planned for the summer as well as three close friends on this site who I come to for writing advice: SupaSaiyanGamer (author of: Day of Reckoning), LegionWrex (author of: the Gathering), & Psykofreac (author of: Psychronicles). We call ourselves the Baka Writers and are devoted to putting out our best content possible on FictionPress.