ayanasartstuff replied to your post:
Omg you’re Tenshi no Korin!? I found the Songbird book through a chain dive through Tumblr reblogs and liked it so much I started following you. God, I read through your stories over and over in high school ages ago!
Ahahaha yes, that’s me. Much like Grayson, I’ve had pride in my name, been overwhelmed by my name, discarded my name, and finally owned up to my name out of respect for what it taught me. I wouldn’t be the writer I am without the glaring mistakes and occasional triumphs I had writing as TnK. As someone who met the love of my life and 99.9% of my dearest friends through fanfic, as someone who learned a lot of hard lessons as a ficwriter, as a writer who experienced the first real pleasure in my craft through fanfic, it would take a whole lot of nerve for me to deny my own ficwriting career or put down fanfic as a whole. Besides, we all need a place with our art where we can feel comfortable just screwing around. (And let’s be honest, given the nose-dive Final Fantasy has taken lately, it needs all the help it can get.) Songbirds started as a side-project to my ficwriting, now it’s quite the other way around. But I do try to keep my hand in.
I maintain several tumblrs including this one, not because I’m ashamed of my fan-content, but because I like to keep myself organized. If you’re interested in any of those, they’re pretty easy to find.
Thanks for reading all those years ago! Thanks for reading my stories now! I’m always amazed by the tiny world that is the fandom community, its incredible capacity for memory and connection.