My name is Liv909 and I'm an author on Animal Crossing Community. I joined the site on October 29, 2010. I immediately jumped into the writing area of the site. I started off with quite a few different stories. However they weren't good, and the quality was terrible. After an encounter with an old friend Falconova, who unfortunately is no longer active, I realized I needed more description in my stories. From then on, I endeavored to work harder on my stories. On January 18, 2011, I posted the story Perfection and the Hacker. It was received quite well by the community. I was impressed by the amount of positive criticism I was getting from people.
From there, the only place to go was up. The story's impact skyrocketed and I was humbled to realize so many people were reading and were inspired by me. When I first started writing on ACC, I was a nobody. Clearly, I was a person with poor description and grammar, bitten by the "bug" to post ten stories at a time. But I learned, and I matured. ACC has been the site of my preteen age. I joined when I was 12. Now that I'm 15, I've learned a lot, I've met new people, and I've helped others.
It's been a long journey but it's one that will affect me forever. I can only thank the readers for their undying support. My stories have grown, just like I have. But no one has lost faith in me, so I'm grateful for that. When I began writing on here, I started with Fleas, Bees and TV's. I recently found the archived link so I'm posting it here for old time's sake. It's interesting to see how my description has progressed when I had no one telling me how to do it. I just did it. But now that I know what to do, I can help others. Hadger and Jade10145 are two examples, and their testimony can be seen in the PATH Christmas Special 2012. But I'm trailing.
When I started, I could barely qualify for Dougieowner's competition. To me, it was such an achievement. But as I grew up, I realized it wasn't enough. I wanted more. I wanted to be up there with the "fan-fiction legends" of the site. So I worked hard and worked my way up to the top. It wasn't easy, but I did it. After writing the Perfection and the Hacker series, I became a name on the board. After PATH, I published some other stories that didn't do quite as well. For a while, I was afraid I was a one-hit wonder, destined to only succeed because of PATH. But that's when I got EVEN BETTER. Chapters began growing out of one post and crept into two. Two posts became an average length for my chapters, and I was disappointed with myself with anything shorter. When I posted Perfection and the Hacker 2, a clear increase in description was noticeable. Others could notice too. While PATH 1 got only 6th place in Marshy301's competition, PATH 2 got 4th place in Dougieowner's competition.
During this, I also did something recreational for fun and found a best friend in it. deadmanwalking (Aidan) the owner of the giveaway Animal Crossing Extravaganza asked me and ElizabethPrower to co-write a story commemorating the giveaway's anniversary. We did it, and we became best friends. We turned it into a series, calling it the Mystery of ACE. It was a thriving series and we were hitting out chapters left and right. We were on the third installment when suddenly, everything shut down. ACE was closed and all of its public and private threads were gone. EP and I were one chapter away from finishing the third story. We -- and the readers-- didn't get the public closure we expected. However, we finished it in a PT. ElizabethPrower is one of my best friends from ACC and she's a great writer too. With her permission, I'm going to post the MoACE stories on here.
But anyways, in 2011, I posted Recovery, the story about a prisoner who is living in the Animal Crossing world as a punishment. I used a different format, and I realized it worked. I began to write more like this, and it still worked. Recovery won first place in Computerfan's competition and qualified for Battle of the Best. It was an amazing honor and I received a surreal feeling. I couldn't believe I had made it. After two and a half years of working my butt off, I had finally made it to the top. My name was no longer a name. I wasn't just the girl who wrote that amazing story about the hacker and it sounds like it's a title of a road or something. I wasn't even Liv909. I was Liv. And it felt amazing.
It's only up from here. 2013 will be a great year, I'm sure.
And I can only thank you guys for everything.