Author has written 19 stories for Les Miserables, Highlander, and Harry Potter.
1-21-13: HOLY CRAP LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE HELLO PEOPLE!!
Seriously, it's awesome to see this movie-inspired influx of new blood into the fandom. Come in, pull up a chair, dig through the archives - leave a review or two for Chrissake! I know you're out there - I can see you reading on the Traffic Stats graph! :)
7-16-12: Hit counter for 'Dog-Wolf' over 50,000. Wow, you guys. Wow. And holy crap, the illustrations that are coming out, double wow!
6-26-12: RESURRECTION! Well, not really. But I am back, at least in some capacity. I'm going to see if there's enough interest out there to make a hard copy of "Between the Dog and the Wolf", with illustrations and maps and what-not. If you're an illustrator and you'd like to contribute to this project, drop me a line! I can't promise you generous compensation, unfortunately, but we'll work something out.
9-14-11: Yeah, okay, I am dead. To fanfic, at least. I might return at some point in the future, but not for a while. Thanks to everyone who is still reading my stories, especially "Between the Dog and the Wolf" which crept over 40,000 hits while I wasn't looking.
12-15-10: No, I'm not dead, and neither is "Conditional Mood." Actually, it's mostly planned and plotted out, to the tune of a couple of dozen chapters. However, real life is interfering, and I'm not sure when I'll have a couple of hours to spare on fanfic next. Keep hope alive.
7-26-10: Hit count for "Between the Dog and the Wolf" topped 30,000. Thank you, gentle readers!
7-16-10: Working on the plot of "Conditional Mood of History." So far the outline is comprised of 23 chapters, which probably means the story will be closer to 40-50 when all is said and done.
This time around, I think I'll tone down Javert's flamboyancy and exuberance a bit. So hopefully he'll still be entertaining but also more immediately recognizable as his canon self, since in the book his crazy was less in-your-face and more subtle.
This does not take place in the same Universe as "Between the Dog and the Wolf," but the two Universes will be quite similar in many ways.
8-17-10: Real life decided to make a liar out of me, as usual. Am in the process of moving, so updates will be sporadic for a while.
9-03-10: The bad news is, I'm still living out of boxes. The good news is, there are three, - yes, THREE! - new chapters of "Conditional Mood" almost ready for upload. Look for a substantial update in the not-at-all-distant future.
Briefly on my Les Miserables fanfic: it's all about Javert.
Of everyone in the story, I consider him most ill-fated, misunderstood and under-appreciated. I do not consider him a "villain." He is void of double standards, of hypocrisy, and, unfortunately, of compromise - but that doesn't make him a bad guy. It just makes him somewhat unpleasant, - at least when you're on his wrong side. I expect that innocent people persecuted unjustly might well find him an angel from God. I also think mercy is not a thing to be treated frivolously. Mercy without Justice soon grows unmerciful, as C.S. Lewis had written. Hence Javert's demise in the story makes me uneasy.
After reading and re-reading every bit of the book dealing with Javert, as well as perusing some academic literature on the subject, I came to the conclusion that Hugo ended up writing two characters, not one.
The first was the Javert he described: a crude man, completely devoted to duty narrowly understood as service to his bosses, as simple as a dry turd and just about as appealing.
The other was the Javert he showed. And that Javert is almost the exact opposite of the first one. He can't open his mouth without cracking some sort of a joke; he can't string more than two words that sound even remotely dry and official, even when speaking to a superior; and he loves drama, flair, and mysteries; and as for his superiors, he works without notifying them of anything he does, all the while criticizing them inwardly for everything he perceives they do wrong.
So far every single production of Les Mis, be it on stage or on screen, made use only of the first Javert and ignored the second one completely. Moreover, the priggish Javert they portrayed often got endowed with qualities he didn't even have in the book but which seemed to suit him, like religious fanaticism and ruthlessness. (And don't even get me started about everyone making Javert white all of a sudden. There was never a time or place when and where Gypsies were considered white in Europe - not in France in the 19th century, not in Germany in the 20th, not in Romania in the 21st.)
I think the prudish, boring Javert has been done to death. Everyone does him. I'm sick of him. So every piece of my writing will focus on the Other Side of Javert - the one that gets so little press. The one that has odd tics, mumbles non-sequiturs to itself, never tells his bosses anything, throws everyone off balance, banters with the men it arrests, can duck from a hurled stone, can't maintain a conversation without hijacking it, and likes to dress up in costumes. So my Javert will probably be as unbalanced to this side as the "standard-issue" Javert is to the other, but at least this one will be more entertaining to both write and read about.
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