About The Shameful Narcissist

I’m an aging fangirl, self-proclaimed narcissist, writer by night, and control accountant by day.  I rarely see things as straightforward and have the vocabulary to argue my point so long as I am not required to do so verbally.  I’m also painfully shy and need validation before making any point big or small.  I’m also a lover of the villainous and fluffy.

My all time favorite story is FFVII and my all time favorite character is Sephiroth. I am also partial to the current Loki as portrayed by Tom Hiddleston *such swoon, so fangirl, wow*

Northern Lights, my latest FFVII fanfiction and writing effort, has been completely posted here as of September 3, 2015.  If you enjoy paranormal romance (even if you are not familiar with the original story of FFVII), you will probably garner some enjoyment from the tale.

I’m currently editing another FFVII fanfiction The Broken Rose and intend to begin posting that once I finish up the first five chapters.  You can follow my progress on that and other writing projects in my State of the Writer weekly posts.

I also post fanfiction on Fanfiction.net and Archive of Our Own (AO3), the latter of which I like much more.  FF.net developed seriously draconian censorship issues about a decade back, so the latest fanfiction will most definitely not be able to go on there.  Also Fanfiction.net changes every hyperlink to another site to redirect back to Fanfiction.net.  It is way uncool, and the sites probably only still around because it’s the main place to post fanfiction and AO3 is still technically in beta and fairly small.

I’m on hiatus from editing my original paranormal romance novel The Serpent’s Tale, but I hope to pick that back up before the year is out.

I additionally write for the Caffeine Crew, a blog for all things geek and am generally considered the resident Final Fantasy Guru. I spend far too much time on my Pinterest, but it makes me happy so I can’t feel truly guilty.

My Goodreads, where I also spend a great deal of time, is here.  This site has proven invaluable especially for my State of the Reader posts, as I use it to keep track of the myriad books on my TBR list.  I’m friends with quite a few of my WordPress buddies there and quite happy to be.  Feel free to friend me there.  I can talk books just as passionately as I can talk video games 🙂

I’m on Twitter under @ash1rose (TheShamefulNarcisist).  I’m not as prolific there as a writer should be, but I’ll pop on every so often.  I’m also on YouTube as The Queen of Sevens (so happy you do no longer have to use your real name.  Seriously who the hell thought that was a good idea on YouTube??), and I hope to have more on there soon than just my four slideshows.  I’m also The Queen of Sevens on Instagram (let’s face it…I’m the Queen everywhere *omg not really*) where I post cat pics and selfies because that’s why the internet exists.

I run an Aeriseph forum and an Aeriseph Facebook page where I casually RP (roleplay) Sephiroth.  I kind of inherited them from a fellow fangirl friend.  I try to update when I have things to update them with, but sadly, I don’t have time to make much of a concerted effort.  If I post an Aeriseph centered macro here, then it will more than likely end up in both places.

My DeviantArt is ash1rose where I also post my fanfiction and connect with other writers and purveyors of the visual arts.  I was mostly using this site as a place to collect fan art (similar to Pinterest), but I’ve recently found a small but mighty community of other authors, and I shouldn’t fail to mention the army of cosplayers I’ve made friends with there, as well.

I have a tumblr Searching for an absolute where I mostly post and reblog Final Fantasy (VII), but I also follow blogs concerning Steven Universe, ASOIAF/GOT, My Little Pony, and (very recently) Stranger Things.

Have I covered all of my social media hangouts?  God, I hope so…if you’re curious about anymore or anything just ask!

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  2. So…there’s this thing called The Entertainer Blogger Award that I nominated you for here:


    Even if you decide not to “follow the rules” for the award (you rebel!) I just want you to know that I respect you and what you write on your blog.

    Just so you don’t think I’m trying to con you into reading my blog against your wishes, I’m copying what I wrote about you there below:

    The Shameful Narcissist Speaks–A line in her bio is one of the best I’ve ever read: “a lover of the villainous and fluffy.” Intrigued? You should be.

    Thanks for what you do.

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  4. Gosh, I love your blog, I wish mine was even half as awesome and well put together as yours. Great job… !!! Now I will go back to mine and frown. I want to stay here for hours and read all your articles. lol… 🙂


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      • Final Fantasy is a game, right? A bit like Space Invaders but a bit more detailed, yes? 😉
        What kinds of books do you read. I’m into sci-fi more than anything.
        And yes – we all tend to be a little more open online. I wonder why that is. 🙂
        Kindness – Robert.


        • A LOT more detailed lol. It’s as far from Space Invaders as a child’s first alphabet book is from Lord of the Rings. They’re both books, but one is rudimentary and one is epic. FF is an RPG so it’s a game that tells story.

          I grew up reading fantasy, but now I’m starting to get into more science fiction. I have Asimov and Bradbury on my to be read list, and there are quite a few games that have made me consider the genre more like Mass Effect.

          I know for me I communicate WAY better in writing than I do verbally. I have time to think and plan what I’m going to say whereas in person I often don’t have quick response or I think of something better later. It’s frustrating :\

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            • My day is going pretty well! It’s the weekend so it’s catch up time. I have so many blog sub emails to go through, but it’s also a long weekend so I have an extra day to hopefully catch up. Between that, editing, and trying to catch up on book reviews, I’m never bored 🙂

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                    • Hahaha – I know just what you mean. Four days off and I’m still … No, wait – let me stop myself before I lie here. The truth is that I’m actually quite looking first to going to work tomorrow. I’m a Software Designer and Developer and I thoroughly enjoyed it most days. Tell me again what you do?

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                    • I actually like my job, too! I wish I had more time to do more of my passion: writing, but I can’t say I hate what I do for a living. I’m a control accountant, which is kind of funny to me, because I went to school for psychology and then went to grad school for English, but didn’t graduate. My job is 10 minutes away from where I live, and it’s a very hands off approach with management so I’m mostly left alone to do what I need to. It’s pretty great. There’s pressure in terms of getting things done in a timely manner, but not really any daily deadlines.

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                    • Sounds like you have the ideal kind of job for you. You see, that’s what you used the psychology for – to determine what your nature is like and then find the ideal job to suit the way you are.
                      How do you feel about me sharing with you that my left nostril was a bit blocked but now it feels absolutely wonderful because I just removed a nice dry bogie from the left (outer) wall. If’n you’re not that kind of a girl I’ll never mention it again. 😀

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                    • Exactly! I don’t regret majoring in psych in the least, though I kind of wish I’d just double majored in English instead of going to grad school and accruing a momentous amount of debt, but what’s done is done. I don’t regret my studies on that either. It’s been invaluable to me in terms of writing and examining narratives so that I can write about them, and since that’s my passion, I can’t regret it.

                      Bahahaha! Since I often deal with allergies, this doesn’t bother me in the least :p

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                    • Hahaha – nice to meet a girl who knows stuff and yet is still down to earth enough to cope with … allergies. 🙂
                      You actually talk more like a shameless narcissist than the opposite.
                      Have a beautiful etc.

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                    • Oh that’s just me and my poor luck hehe. Most people suffer through it during this time of the year, and since last winter wasn’t very cold, it’s been even worse. There’s been a film of pollen on my car since April! My nose is a little itchy, but I’m not nearly as bad as some of my friends! Allergy meds are hit or miss. Sometimes they work perfectly and don’t make me drowsy; other times they do nothing and I want to fall asleep at my desk.

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                    • You’re a quick reader then. 🙂
                      I had a spell where I did book reviews in Goodreads. I must have done a few hundred of them before I got into blogging instead. I can see why you enjoy it.
                      Good luck on the projects.
                      Kindness – Robert.

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                    • I’m trying to get back to my school days reading speed. I breezed through 60 books one summer without even trying. Alas I don’t have time to do that anymore, but scheduling out when I read things has helped immensely! I just copy and paste whatever I review here onto Goodreads so I cheat a little lol. Then I do the same for Amazon, though I have to be careful since they have some stricter censorship rules, and I’ve had reviews rejected before due to that.

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                    • Censorship rules? I can’t imagine what you would write that they would censor? I would love to be illuminated though! 🙂
                      I think Amazon owns Goodreads so I wonder if that is part of the problem?
                      Sixty books in a summer – that’s really going at it. I read 108 per year and sometimes I get behind.

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                    • Oh well you can’t curse I believe. I wrote a review where I used some choice language, and I think that’s considered taboo since Amazon can be accessed by anyone. It was okay; I get it. Goodreads doesn’t care about it! But then you have to sign into Goodreads and I think there’s an age limit?

                      108 per year is extremely impressive! I’m almost to 30 right now because I’m flying through this graphic novel series Saga. I pretty much just buy the next one as soon as I finish the last. So good.

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                    • Eesh, I just checked and I’m on 51 books already this year – 5 ahead of target! I really do need to slow down. Perhaps it’s time to start on the Dickens again. I bought an interesting book today – published in 1969 (and this copy sure looks like it) it’s called The Marijuana Papers. I’ve never taken drugs (recreationally) but this looks really fascinating. It’s all these papers on effects, chemistry and history of Maryjane including its relationship to sex and academic achievement.
                      Can’t find you on Goodreads but I found Saga and it looks really, really good! So I’ve ordered volume one from the library, and they also have volumes two through seven. It’s all your fault if I like this and get hooked!! 🙂

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                    • That’s awesome! What’s your favorite Dickens novel? I have Great Expectations on my TBR list, but I tried reading it before in high school. I couldn’t get into it, but I figured I’d give it another try since I’m older now. I have seen the movie with Gwyneth Paltrow. It’s a few decades old now, but I remember liking it.

                      I HIGHLY recommend Saga. What’s your name on Goodreads? I can find and friend you 🙂

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                    • Favourite one so far … hmm. I guess the one that spring to mind is The Pickwick Papers. Its the most light hearted. I started to read them all, in the order they were published. I think I got about seven in before I took a holiday. The rest are there, on a shelf, waiting for me.
                      I’ll get an email when Saga arrives. Looking forward to it.
                      On Goodreads you should be able to find me on https://www.goodreads.com/robertcday
                      Have a great day. 🙂

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