Sofia_Raya

          	(4/4) 
          	I’ve wanted to get this off my chest for a while. Although fanfiction was fun for me at the time, they were not responsible pieces of work. And I’m sorry. I want to continue writing though, and I want to create stories that do handle sensitive topics with care, and I want to be a responsible creator. I want people to find comfort in my work. I love writing still. It’s still what I want to do with my life. Whether or not I’ll achieve that, I don’t know. 
          	
          	Thanks to the people who I still get notifications from. Smile, my first makoharu fanfic I still have people read. Oh! We hit a 100k reads on that one. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it trending again after all this time. I wrote that one back in 2014 after all! So thanks! 
          	
          	When I create a new account, I’ll let you know. Then I’ll delete this one. I need to save my previous fanfictions to my computer still. Although I don’t want anyone else reading them, I want to save them as a reminder for how far I’ve come. 
          	
          	So, goodbye everyone! If you write, please be aware of what your words can do. Until next time. 

Rena-Sakura

@Sofia_Raya 
          	  You're welcome.☺
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Sofia_Raya

Thank you so much for taking the time to read! 
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Rena-Sakura

@Sofia_Raya 
          	  You sound like you really came far.
          	  Thats so nice, hope to read your originals soon.☺ I know theyll be great!
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Sofia_Raya

          (4/4) 
          I’ve wanted to get this off my chest for a while. Although fanfiction was fun for me at the time, they were not responsible pieces of work. And I’m sorry. I want to continue writing though, and I want to create stories that do handle sensitive topics with care, and I want to be a responsible creator. I want people to find comfort in my work. I love writing still. It’s still what I want to do with my life. Whether or not I’ll achieve that, I don’t know. 
          
          Thanks to the people who I still get notifications from. Smile, my first makoharu fanfic I still have people read. Oh! We hit a 100k reads on that one. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it trending again after all this time. I wrote that one back in 2014 after all! So thanks! 
          
          When I create a new account, I’ll let you know. Then I’ll delete this one. I need to save my previous fanfictions to my computer still. Although I don’t want anyone else reading them, I want to save them as a reminder for how far I’ve come. 
          
          So, goodbye everyone! If you write, please be aware of what your words can do. Until next time. 

Rena-Sakura

@Sofia_Raya 
            You're welcome.☺
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Sofia_Raya

Thank you so much for taking the time to read! 
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Rena-Sakura

@Sofia_Raya 
            You sound like you really came far.
            Thats so nice, hope to read your originals soon.☺ I know theyll be great!
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Sofia_Raya

(3/4)
          I think, as someone who wants to be an author, as a creator, I have a responsibility. I should handle sensitive subjects with care, I should give trigger warnings for each chapter that contains something potentially triggering, I should thoroughly research a topic I’m not familiar in, and I should be clear with my audience that whatever morally wrong things I write about I do not support or encourage. And I should make that abundantly clear in my writing as well. And in my future work, I promise to do this. But this profile is a reminder of when I was unaware of this. Sure I was a kid, but I ended up reaching a lot more people than I thought I could. Hundreds and then thousands read that work and maybe didn’t see anything wrong with it. I can only hope that eventually they realized those things were wrong, as I did when I got older thanks to an increase of people speaking out online about content. 

Sofia_Raya

this message may be offensive
(2/4) 
          You might be wondering why delete this page then if I’m just moving. Well, I’ve mentioned before that the stories I took down was due to me not liking things in them. And that’s true. I started writing on here when I was 11. And when I was 11 I was also really into anime, and in the anime community, at the time anyway, some things were seen as acceptable, things that a kid my age should not have been seeing. Things like pedophilia, incest, rape. The fetishization of gay men and the glorification of mental illness was also rampant. And this stuck with me in my writing. I was an eleven year old kid writing about a 13 year old boy with an adult man - my first fanfiction was of Sebastian and Ciel. Sebaciel, at the time, was a lot more popular than it is now since people have grown and come to realize that’s gross. But man, that’s a huge red flag that I was a kid writing about pedophilia. I was being groomed, in a way. I mean, I had seen Boku No Pico, the notorious pedophilic hentai that everyone knows about when I was in middle school. And incest is also huge in the anime community, so I saw that a lot. Rape is also featured a lot. Yaoi gave me a warped idea on gay men and gay relationships, which translates into my writing. All of this developed into parts of my stories I’m really ashamed of. It’s why I took You and I Eternity (sebaciel), Be My Wings, Opposites Attract, and a couple of others down. Because they all had sections where those ideas were perpetuated. And the last thing I want to do is continue that cycle of online grooming. I don’t want people to read than and think it was okay as I once did. 
          

Sofia_Raya

(1/4) 
          Testing 123. Hello! Anyone there? Probably not. 
          
          Mild trigger warning later in the passage. 
          
          I’m deleting this page soon. I cannot believe it’s been five years since I started writing on here. I stopped around 2016 for good to move onto novels. I had originally planned for everything to be on here, but I don’t think that’s a wise decision anymore. My current “audience” came here for fanfiction, so for me to switch to original work would be strange for them, as a good chunk of the people who follow me came here for a specific pairing and not for me and my writing style or ideas. Which is fine, of course. But I think I need to make a new audience who are interested in my original work. And if some decide to follow, that’d be great! I don’t expect it though since it’s been years since I even wrote anything. 

Floxssie

My favorite fanfiction you wrote was Wings. I think that was the name? It was a VK fanfic where Zero was a slave but Kaname bought him and it got better from there. It was written extremely well and I enjoyed it ❤️

Sofia_Raya

Hi, apologies for the late reply. Be My Wings was taken down some time ago. Thank you for reading it and for your support! 
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xxirish_guyxx

Hey Sofia where can I find some of your other work. I was a huge fan of Zero or nothing I still read it because it still shows up in my library. You mentioned you were writing on some other sites now? Is there a place I can purchase your work?

Sofia_Raya

As for purchasing my work, I’m honored you’d do that, but I don’t have anything for sale right now. I also couldn’t take money for a fanfiction. But if you’d like to support me in the future, I want to make a new account for novels some time. But I don’t know when yet. I’d probably post short stories there first. 
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Sofia_Raya

Hi, sorry for the late reply. That story has been taken down. It’s not on any other sites. Sorry, but thank you for reading! 
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Sofia_Raya

Opposites Attract is gone. Thank you to everyone who read it. 
          Taken down at 71k reads and 2k votes. 

Sofia_Raya

Final message: 
          If you have Opposites Attract in your reading list and want to read it, please do so. If you want to re-read it, please do so. I’ll be taking it down in 24 hours. Please don’t save it and repost it some where. I’ve seen some of my old stuff on different sites despite me not giving permission. Please don’t do that. Just ask me if you want to save something of mine. Posting it somewhere else is something I’ll never say yes to, however. 

Sofia_Raya

(5/5) I don’t know when I’ll finish what I’m working on, because I seem to never be satisfied with what I’ve written, but hopefully it’s in a not-so-distant future. 
          Regardless, I appreciate every read and comment I received on my old works. They always made my day, and I’m glad people still find enjoyment in them when I don’t anymore. But, it’s time for me to move on and I hope those who are still around understand. Thank you for taking your time to read them and for being there on my journey to where I am now. I hope to continue writing and to keep growing. 
          Sorry for the long messages. I hope anyone reading this has a nice day. 

Sofia_Raya

(4/5) They’ll always have a special place in my heart, and none of them are deleted, I still have all of them. They remind me of how much I really love writing, and how relaxing and simple it was when I didn’t hold them to such a high standard. They remind me of my pre-teen years and how much fun those days were. 
          Now, I still love writing. And I show that love by holding my stories to a higher standard, to want them to be the best they can be and to try and become a writer actually worth praise.  And, right now, I feel these stories still being up don’t convey that, which upsets me. Which is just an added element of why I’m taking a lot of them down.