Penname: Rochoa [Contact]
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Member Since: May 09, 2012
Membership Status: Member
Bio: 20152903


Quick Update:


Risen in Patria – Updated. I finally finished this during my spring break, so go give it a read!


Craigslist – Totally lied to you guys about this being the next update. I'm still like 60 pages in...and struggling with the structure. I keep adding stuff on and moving stuff around and rewriting, and I'm still not yet satisfied with my Frankenstein. I've probably read and reread it so many times I'm not even sure what I need to take out or sprinkle in. Sorry, y'all.


ALWH, Home, and School Bonding – I have a decent chunk of each completed, but I haven't had the time or inspiration to work on them extensively for a while
(and I don't anticipate that will change until summer break rolls around), but as always, check my profile for any news on progress.


P.S. I am currently in the process of looking for a beta!


Why I'm Looking for a Beta:


Because no matter how hard I try, I will always be lacking in certain areas and will always make mistakes. Also, I hate proofreading and, as a consequence, I'm sure my stories are riddled with typos and errors.


What I Want:


1. Someone to bounce ideas, scenes, plot ideas, etc. off of. Sometimes I just can't tell which scenes are off, which paragraphs out of place, what dialogue reads awkwardly, what event contradicts something else, etc. This keeps me from posting any of my stories in a timely manner, so someone please save me!


2. Someone with a solid grasp of English grammar, syntax and spelling. While I do my best to use proper grammar and avoid typos, I make silly mistakes quite often; it would be great to be able to send a near-final draft to a reader, and have him or her be able to catch things like, “I'm will go to...” or have him or her point out how a character seemingly teleported from one position to the next in a paragraph.


I'm not looking for someone to beta read all my stories, and if you are interested in one story, feel free to send me a message anyway.


I'm looking though the beta databases as well, but I figured if I posted a note in my profile, this at least guarantees that any potential users that stumble across this don't think I'm a rando and enjoy (I assume) at least one of my stories. If this is a prerequisite, I would be happy to act as proofreader or beta in return, as long as you're okay with my taking a bit longer to respond with edits.




About Me


Honestly, I feel weird writing this part, because I have no idea what people would want to know about me, so I'm just going to use this as a fun, therapeutic 'dump' for both the pertinent and completely irrelevant aspects of myself that I don't mind people knowing.


I'm an avid fanfiction reader and have been since 2005, when I was first introduced to the world of Inuyasha. Since then, I have come to like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra and Game of Thrones fanfiction as well. I tried my hand at writing many, many years ago, under a different penname, but they were poorly planned, terribly written, and just overall bad. I took a six year hiatus from writing and finally decided to give it another shot...so here I am again.


My appetite for smut and sex is insatiable, but I do love romance, fluff and adventure as much as anyone else. I'm also a sucker for happy endings.


I'm currently a college student studying engineering. I love dogs, custard, my cell phone, the internet, tea, perfume, egalitarianism, and my hair.


I am a staunch believer that each and every one of us is unique, just like everyone else. I'm also a little bit pure evil.


I can be pretty insecure about a number of things, and I'm a pretty preemptively defensive person (but don't even bother telling me that. I don't care what you think!).


When I hit a writer's block, I like to work on my profile and think of more miscellaneous things about myself you probably don't care to read. If you had seen my profile when I first started writing, you might have an idea of how frequently I get writer's block.


Age: College-aged


From: The land of the free and the home of the brave


Favorite food: Asian food


Favorite star: The Sun!


Favorite temperature: 70 degrees F


Favorite video games: Skyrim, Civilization V and IV, Minecraft, Dota 2, Sims 3, Warcraft III


Favorite TV shows: Inuyasha, A:TLA, Legend of Korra, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, Numb3rs, Parks and Recreation, Better Off Ted and Doctor Who!...I make time to watch TV.


Favorite Disney character: Mulan.
Good 'Ol Miscellani!


Collection of Favorite Jokes:


There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, those who don't, and those who don't expect a base three joke.


A physicist, a mathematician and an engineer were each asked to establish the volume of a red rubber ball.



The physicist immersed the ball in a beaker full of water and measured the volume of the displaced fluid. The mathematician measured the diameter and calculated a triple integral. The engineer looked it up in his Red Rubber Ball Volume Table.



What's red and bad for your teeth?


A brick.


How do you confuse a blonde? Paint yourself green and throw forks at her.


Collection of Favorite Quotes:


“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” - Voltaire


“Beauty is an enormous, unmerited gift given randomly, stupidly.” - Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed


"Why does a man do the things he does? Why does a man try to put his pants on both legs at the same time? Why does a man choose Bulbasaur as a starter? Why does a man put more pizza rolls than the recommended amount in the microwave? Son. The answer to this question has always and will always be the same. Why do men do? Because fuck you. That's why." - Someone on the Internet


"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley


“I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical.”Arthur C. Clarke


“Physics is like sex. Sure, you can get some interesting results, but that’s not why we do it.” – Richard Feynman


"Outside of a dog, a book is probably a man's best friend, and inside a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx


“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” – Andy, The Office


"Well, I don't want to blame it ALL on 9/11, but it certainly didn't help." - Dr. Tobias Fünke, Arrested Development


“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can make me think I deserved it.” – XKCD comic


“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and they CANCELLED MY FRIKKIN' SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had all those people on it. Damn.” - Joss Whedon


“I'm bad at metaphors, but I'm great at sex.” - Linda, Better Off Ted


“Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not.” – Uncle Iroh, Avatar: The Last Airbender


"All generalizations are dangerous." - Alexandre Dumas


“When I finished high school, I wanted to take all my graduation money and buy myself a motorcycle, but my mom said no. See, she had a brother who died in a horrible motorcycle accident when he was 18, and I could just have his motorcycle.” - Anthony Jeselnik


“The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.” - Joseph Conrad


“If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think, they'll hate you.” - Harlan Ellison


“I have a lot of beliefs, and I live by none of them.” – Louis C.K.


"A plunger is one of those things you would rather have, but not need, than need, but not have." - A bit of wisdom from yours truly
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