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Elias Brooklyn

Location: La Réunion, France

Member Since: November 2013

Last online: July 2017

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Last Updated Apr 18, 2017

Currently writing Dear Japan

So there's this story that I started writing a few years ago. In the beginning, it was just to keep up with my English. I wanted to write on a daily basis in order to keep my English moving and to constantly learn more. I used the opportunity of writing that story in order to showcase my writing and to write cool story about gay characters because, guilty, I love gay people. I am gay myself, so this must come as of no surprise. So, I sent the chapters to a few people, which means my cousin (my most devoted reader) and a couple of friends. I didn't ask them to write a commentary on the chapters I sent them, but rather, enjoy the story and suggest me some ideas if they had any. Writing a story has always been challenging, but for this one, it looks as though I can easily find inspiration to write... I just have to imagine how my own life would be if I really went to Japan. Of course, this work is fictional so quite everything was imagined by myself but there are some elements of truth, in some passages (though, they are very rare). Since the very first chapter, I enjoyed writing this book and I didn't expect it to have that many chapters but when you write, actually, you can't see how much progress you've made and then you find yourself writing the 30th chapter in no time at all. Sometimes, it's true, I was lazy to write... That's just the little old me who's always lazy when he starts something and he's mostly unable to finish it... But for this story, I want to do things differently and really finish it. Of course, I have no pretention of acting as if Dear Japan was the best book in the world, there are some things I can improve, I am fully aware of that, more elements should be explained, more content should be added about the character's past, etc. I know, but I have chosen to put them in for now, not because I am awfully lazy but because I also want it to be a pleasure, not a perfected work or anything of that sort. Actually, I started this story because I wanted to write again, since it had been a long while I hadn't written anything... And I missed writing stories, because they were so much fun (even though I have the unable-to-finish-a-story syndrom and that it irritates me sometimes. Apart from that, I have seen that this story has 635 views. I am honored, I didn't expect that many "reads"... It makes me blush a little bit (even though my skin is black... hehe). Honestly, it's always amazing to me when anyone shows interest to me or my stories (or my songs, that is also something I do). They say that if you have one fan, it's worth it, because then you have an audience. I guess I have one. It makes me smile... And I need those smiles. Right now, I'm living in a place which I don't like at all and it's been a hellish journey since the day I landed here. It's cheering me up to see that many people read my stories, you actually have no idea how heart-warming that feels. 

So, that was all for the news part. Enjoy the reading... The new chapters of Dear Japan are from the 25th chapter onwards. There you go. Oh and for the yaoi fans amongst you, please read the very last chapter... Carefully :) 


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A Feather On The Computer.

 

I am a university student who likes to write about anything. I am 18 years old and I am gay (which is the reason why most of my work will probably be gay-themed or gay-related). I was born in an Island called Mayotte, which is Muslim and does not support gay rights. I have been through a lot. I mainly love novels, reading and writing. I write in English, most of the time, but I also like writing in French since it is my mother tongue and I can nuance things in a more efficient. I will try to provide as much as I can and I will fill up my bio as I go along and come to this website.

Coming out has been something difficult: among my parents, breaking the news (coming-out) was not the best idea I ever had. What I mean by that is that they really took it badly and I kind of regret the fact I told them that. Never mind. Now it is done, I guess. No harm done, ever since.

My sentimental life has always looked like things you see in movies: it's never quite that simple. Like an "I love you, and you love me, there's nothing that can stop us from being happy". It's all soppy and melodramatic. lol It always was a complicate, intricate, abstruse love life. That is the main source I draw inspiration from. Inspiration feeds on many things, but the greatest inspiration of all is the one drown from sadness, anger, and melancholy.

Actually, I'd say French helps me a lot, when it comes to speak English. It might seem crazy but there are a lot of resemblances between those two languages and more often than not, people tend to tell me my English is very formal and straight to the point. It seems to me that the standard French (by "standard, I obviously mean the "grammarian French") sounds like a lot like formal English way of speaking. Of course, it is open to discussion.

 

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