About Reya

Eh? You want to know about me??

What you see is what you get. I'm just a gal who loves writing stories! I'm Reya C.! (But you know, I can't let you live. Your adventuring days are coming to an end!)

... Is that response not satisfying enough?

Okay, then. I'm a lesbian trans woman named Mari from New York. I've been writing fiction stuff in various forms as a hobby since somewhere around 2003. I used to work in software for a day job; now I'm working on myself and working toward becoming an English teacher and moving to Japan.

I've been interested in stories, technology, and teaching since I was a child. When I was three years old I was teaching my older family members how to start Windows 3.1 ("w-i-n Enter!"). I started learning programming with a BASIC book given to me by a teacher to shut me up in first grade, and have loved it ever since. And stories have been part of my life from when I was writing my first fanfiction at 7 years old (Ocarina of Time! No, it's not on this site.), to taking a creative writing class at 13, to constant roleplaying in my late teens and early adulthood.

A love of language has naturally come with a love of stories and storytelling (and programming, for that matter), and Japanese was the natural choice - my communities have been surrounded by Japanese people and media for a long time now. When I was in high school it was the Japanese players in Final Fantasy XI and the anime and manga my friends loved (and the J-pop and Japanese video games I fell in love with). Those experiences led me to learn Japanese and make friends in Japan, and although I still hope to someday move there and spend some time enhancing my language skills through immersion, I'm currently planning to stay in the US for the foreseeable future.

I also sometimes post fetish writing - on this site, even, though you are currently on the safe-for-work trimmed-down version of it. There's a lot more here, you just can't see it right now. If you're curious, you don't mind learning potentially-very-personal-and/or-uncomfortable things about me, and you are an adult (18+) and you are willing and able to see adult content, you may go to the NSFW version of this page. But don't say I didn't warn you!