|RLD Flame-point Callie-co|
Author has written 16 stories for Twilight, Midnighters, Merlin, Season of the Witch, Heroes, and Lost Girl.
My avatar is not, I repeat NOT, a picture of me! I don't know whose image that is, but it showed up on my uncle's camera somehow and I made it my avatar in hopes of amusing visitors to my page.
ME AS A WRITER:
Type of stories to expect from me: Twilight is the fandom that first brought me here so it'll always have a special place in my heart, but now my interest has gone off in other directions. I'll continue writing Twilight/Heroes crossovers for a while, but don't expect to see any more purely Twilight stories from me for a long while. I like to do crossovers because there's twice as much to play with there, and I like to experiment with pairings that either haven't had much exposure, or haven't been written at all. I also do not write slash. At all. Ever. I have no problem with slash writers, and I'll even read it if it's a relationship between two characters that I can see together, but if you're holding your breath for a slashfic from me, you will turn blue and die a horrible death first.
Update frequency: I will write new chapters whenever I have the time/inclination and post them once they're finished. Reviews help my motivation, but there is no minimum number that I must get before I'll update. Sometimes I take a while between chapters, but I will never just abandon a story halfway through; if I'm really dissatisfied with one or run out of ideas for it, it will be deleted to spare anyone who hasn't read it yet the frustration of starting and possibly liking a fic that will never be finished - anyone who has already started reading it will be given advance notice that it's being discontinued.
Ongoing/upcoming projects: Just focusing on Lightning Strikes and The Sorcerer's Bride for the most part, though I may write the occasional oneshot in between chapters. I've also begun work on Lost In Camelot, a Merlin/Lost Girl crossover, but I'll try not to let it take me away from my other stories too much.
Warnings: To avoid nasty shocks, I try to always warn readers about any content in my fics that might be offensive, usually in the chapter where it occurs. If it's in the first chap, then the thing you're being warned about will be such a predominant element in the story that you're better off not even starting to read if it bothers you.
Beta reader: My mom checked over most of my stuff pre-posting, up until I began the Twilight/Heroes crossover 'R series'. Since then I've become more confident in my editing abilities, so I'm currently operating without a beta.
Feedback on my stories: I love it, I'm perfectly willing to answer questions, and I'm not (at least I try not to be) one of those super-touchy types who gets all bent out of shape if I get a critical review. I welcome criticism as long as it's constructive, and preferably something I can use to improve my writing
Flames: I haven't gotten any yet, but I ever do the person who wrote it will be snapped back at and then ignored, as they should be
Ideas for future stories: I have a bunch of them, but I won't talk about them because A) I mentally rework my stories as I go, so they might end up very different from the initial idea and B) I don't want my better ones getting stolen by someone who would butcher them - I prefer to do that myself
Pairings I enjoy reading or writing
Artemis Fowl/Holly Short - Artemis Fowl series
Peter Bishop/Olivia Dunham, Alt-Livia/Lincoln Lee - Fringe
Dean/Anna, Sam/Ruby - Supernatural (would have worked great if only Ruby hadn't turned out to be on Lillith's side and Anna hadn't tried to prevent the Winchesters ever being born)
Peter/Claire, Peter/Elle, Peter/Niki (5YG 'verse), Matt/Daphne - Heroes
Harry/Hermione - Harry Potter series (there are a few others, but this is my favorite)
John Connor/Cameron - Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles
Peter Petrelli/Bella Swan, Elle Bishop/Edward Cullen - Heroes/Twilight crossovers (I'm pretty sure I invented both of these, although Peter/Bella has caught on somewhat since I started writing it. Still waiting for someone else to hop on the Elleward bandwagon though.)
Buffy Summers/Harry Potter - Buffy: the Vampire Slayer/Harry Potter crossovers
Bella Swan/Edward Cullen - Twilight (even though I haven't read non-crossover Twilight fics in quite awhile)
Veronica/Logan - Veronica Mars
Michael/Fiona - Burn Notice
Merlin/Morgana & Arthur/Gwen romance, Merlin/Arthur best-friendship, Uther/'Catrina' the troll - Merlin (I've also found a few fics where Merlin and Arthur are related/adoptive siblings, which I find adorable because Arthur is SO like Merlin's big brother! Of course you can't really watch Merlin and not like Arwen, and believe me I do even though I prefer Mergana - Arthur and Gwen are really sweet and I can tell they'll be together forever, and I want them to be, but for some reason they just don't grab my interest the way Merlin and Morgana do. And Trollther gave me the best laugh I've gotten out of that show, hence its inclusion)
Amy Fleming/Ty Baldwin - Heartland books and TV-verse
Peter Jaxon/Alicia Donadio, Peter/Amy, Theo Jaxon/Mausami Patal - The Passage (Peter and Alicia is pretty much a gimme and they totally would have gotten together if she hadn't joined the Expeditionary; actually they still might. Peter and Amy, well, that's not as obvious, but certain scenes seem to show some chemistry between them, particularly the one where she saved him in the mall, as well as the fact that the two of them went on together while everyone else evacuated to Roswell. Wish she'd let him use the virus though)
Nikita/Michael - Nikita
Richard/Kahlan, Richard/Cara - Legend of the Seeker
Bo/Dyson - Lost Girl (Come on people, wolves mate for life! Also, Dyson was Bo's first everything - first one to show interest in her, first one we saw her kiss, first person to survive sleeping with her - AND, out of all her love interests, he's the only one noble and selfless enough to step back and watch her be with someone else if that's what she wants. Therefore he's the only one who deserves her)
Monroe/Nick - Grimm (Monroe's been there for Nick from the very beginning, practically since the first day his Grimm abilities manifested, and Nick obviously trusted him right away in spite of Monroe being one of the creatures Nick's supposed to hunt, and he can share things with Monroe he can't even tell his own girlfriend. Monroe is the person who knows Nick best, and it only took me about two or three episodes to decide they should be together)
Pairings I don't like to read and/or write
Holly Short/Trouble Kelp - Artemis Fowl series (I'm indifferent to this one; no reason to think they wouldn't work, they just don't have the factors that makes Holly/Artemis so interesting, i.e. species difference, her being a cop while he's a criminal, that sort of thing)
Gabriel 'Sylar' Gray/Elle Bishop, Sylar/Claire Bennet, Peter Petrelli/Caitlin - Heroes (Elle deserved better! As for Claire, I don't see her forgiving his many misdeeds any time soon. Caitlin was likable enough but bored me, and the fact that Peter was suffering from amnesia when they met makes me wonder if they'd even click had he been himself)
Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger, Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley - Harry Potter series (Ginny was barely even there for most of the series except as a creepy fangirl-stalker; I have a little problem with minor 'fringe' characters ending up with the main hero. Ron and Hermione always argued with each other - there were times they weren't even speaking, or one of them fell out with Harry, but the two of them never went off together without Harry. I don't see how they could live together without it ending in homicide)
John Connor/Riley Dawson - Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles (Their whole relationship was based on a lie, which was perpetrated solely for the purpose of turning John against Cameron. It would never have worked, and only serves to further prove my theory that Jameron is destined to happen)
Bella Swan/Jacob Black - Twilight (OK, I felt sorry for Jake in New Moon, I really did. However, he lost all my sympathy in Eclipse; he had his chance with Bella while Edward was gone, yet even then he was nothing more than an Edward-placeholder to her, and he seriously thought he stood a chance once Edward was back? Duh, NO! Not to mention he kiss-raped her; Edward may be overbearing and controlling, but at least I feel fairly confident he'd have shipped out if Bella told him to rather than forcing himself on her. And yes, I know Taylor Lautner looks good shirtless and is a talented actor...but he doesn't make me like the character any better. Kind of like how Zachary Quinto hasn't made me love Sylar - he's done an admirable job of making Sylar the guy I love to hate)
Veronica Mars/Duncan Kane, Logan Echolls/Lilly Kane - Veronica Mars (Obviousness: Lilly cheated on Logan All. The. Time. Veronica/Duncan is simply blah, and I'm not sure he has the edge necessary to keep up with the new and toughened Veronica. Though they worked great in the old days)
Merlin/Arthur romance, Merlin/Freya, Morgana/Alvarr, Morgana/Agravaine - Merlin (I get where the idea of Merlin/Arthur comes from - 'two sides of the same coin', 'destiny', yadda-yadda-yadda. BUT I can't see them pausing their bickering long enough to fall in love. Plus I'm pretty sure they both like girls. As for the others, Alvarr was a scuz who was only using Morgana, pure and simple, and Morgravaine was just creepy. He was like 50 years older than her! Thank goodness she was only using him and never had any real feelings for him, or I might've given myself a brain hemorrhage screaming at the TV. Freya I actually liked as a character, just not with Merlin because their relationship was too unrealistic. Merlin's destiny to help Arthur become a great king is everything to him - several times he's even been ready to DIE for Arthur - yet he was ready to leave Camelot and pull the medieval equivalent to running off to Vegas with a girl he'd only known, what, three days? Chalk it up to teenage hormones and the excitement of finding someone he could be himself with; I still say he would have regretted it later. Then there's her curse to consider; she probably would've just ended up eating him one night. Also, I don't really like Merlin and Morgana with anyone but each other)
Nick/Juliette - Grimm (I don't hate Juliette or anything, I just don't think she and Nick work. Considering that she said no when he proposed - which it took him forever to actually do - her reaction when he tried to tell her he's a Grimm - you could say anyone would've thought he was crazy, but Hank didn't - not to mention the fact that she currently doesn't even remember him after Adalind hexed her, I can't help thinking it's only a matter of time until she gets killed or they split. At least it should be if the show tried to hang on to any semblance of realism. Now I'm also unsure if Nick will ever be able to forgive her for her thing with Renard; love spell aside, he looked REALLY angry about it)
Bo/Lauren - Lost Girl (I always preferred Bo with Dyson even though Lauren used to be cool. Now she has no storyline except for her rapidly disintegrating relationship with Bo)
ME AS A PERSON (for whoever's interested in that):
Age: Young adult
Hobbies: writing fanfiction, working with my horses whenever I can find the time, listening to music, reading anything I can get my hands on (and I do mean anything), dirt biking when the ground isn't too muddy (pretty much all winter, sadly), and playing those stupid addictive computer games like Minesweeper
School/employment: I am currently in college, working part-time, and trying to figure out what I want my career to be. I've settled on majoring in psychology, and career-wise I'm waffling between being a social worker or some kind of psychologist/therapist. Until I attain that goal I'm using my imagination for escapism, which is why I'm here. Oh who am I kidding, I'll ALWAYS be using my imagination for escapism, so I'm probably not going anywhere even after I get a job.
Taste in music: I mostly listen to rock, either pop-style or punk-style; I have a few metal and rap-ish songs that I like, but overall I don't really like those genres; I practically never listen to country or R and B-soul stuff (the exception is when I'm in the car with my parents and we're sharing the stereo); and I like some classic rock, oldies, whatever you want to call it. Oh yeah, and I really don't care for classical music (or any instrumentals really) because there's nothing for me to sing along with
Favorite musicians: Avril Lavigne, Autopilot Off, Fall Out Boy, Green Day, Hilary Duff, My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Paramore, Sum 41, Three Days Grace, Senses Fail, Simple Plan, TobyMac - I'll listen to pretty much anything by them
That's all I really have to say about myself before I get into personal info I don't want on the Internet (call me paranoid, but no site is 100 percent psycho-stalker proof) and I already have a neighbor who's apparently been convicted of child molestation and another who we fondly refer to as the devil incarnate (wacky humor is a genetic trait in my family) but who mercifully doesn't actually live on his property next to ours... but still, I have enough, ahem, interesting characters around me; I don't particularly need to meet more online.
And now, for your entertainment:
CONFUCIUS SAYS (someone sent this to us in an email, and it amused me enough that I'm posting it here)
War does not determine who is right, war determines who is left
Man who runs in front of car gets tired
Man who runs behind car gets exhausted
Man who argues with wife all day gets no piece at night
Man who eats many prunes gets good runs for his money
Man who lives in glass house should change clothes in basement
Man who fishes in other man's well catches crabs
Wife who puts husband in doghouse will soon find him in cathouse
Person who doesn't laugh at this has no sense of humor!
THE END IS NEAR
Reverend Boudreaux was the part-time pastor of the local Cajun Baptist Church and Pastor Thibodaux was the minister of the Covenant Church across the street. They were both standing by the road, pounding a sign into the ground that read: 'Da End is Near. Turn Yo Sef 'Roun Now Afore it be Too Late!'
As a car sped past them, the driver leaned out his window and yelled, "You religious nuts!"
From the curve they heard screeching tires, and a big splash...
Boudreaux turned to Thibodaux and asked, "Do ya tink maybe da sign should jussay...'Bridge Out'?"
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