Hi, everyone. Thought I'd stop by and introduce myself. My name for anything online is always some variation of YummyFoods because I had to make a username for a chatroom in middle school and I was hungry, and now the name has stuck.
I'm 26, and two years ago I left smalltown Illinois and moved to Hokkaido, Japan. By day, I teach English to and get sneezed on by cute Japanese children. By night, I watch documentaries and work on this novel that's practically bursting out of me.
It's a fantasy story that revolves around Shinto mythology. Shinto is the native religion of Japan and is pretty awesome. The main character, Amane (Ah-mah-nay), lives in Japan and accidentally stumbles into Yomi, one of the afterlife realms. There, she meets a band of humanoid youkai (demons) who are trapped in the afterlife and cannot return the Land of the Living until they exterminate a massive horde of monsters there. Amane finds out that she is a youkai like them, and joins them in their fight for freedom while attempting to find out more about her parents, who hid the fact that she was a youkai and abandoned her as an infant.
My goal is to someday finish this story and then translate it into Japanese, then potentially see about publishing it both in America and Japan. There are lots of big battles and stuff, so I think it would be really cool to see it turned into a manga or anime someday. A girl can dream, right?