Author has written 17 stories for Tale Spin, The Thing, Tripods series, and Neverland.
American, history buff, and veteran. I write a bit of Talespin but I try to expand and write about other things that I like. I find that fanfiction is a good mental exercise and can help me to become a better writer (hopefully I can one day become published), plus I find this to be rather relaxing.
I try to incorporate a little history into my stories(or at least transcribe our history into the alternate world of Talespin for instance) to give them some context, depth, and background . I generally have a lot of class work/work stuff on my plate but I plan to continue writing fanfiction. I appreciate readers, reviews, and their insight because it can help me improve as a writer and I look forward to other's stories.
I do NOT own Talespin (I wish I did!) and the characters are used respectfully without permission. All other characters are my own creation and can be used with my permission.
Oh I have to give special acknowledgements to the Talespin Source page and The Unofficial Kit Cloudkicker Home Page. Both have been instrumental in the writing process and are Talespin's answer to the Holy Grail.
A note on the Queen of the Skies-
Someone asked about it so here's an explanation: It was never really explained why Kit left the air pirates. It was only said that he had gotten sick of them. I figured that there would have to be a major reason as to why he would leave the pirate life behind so I came up with a major reason. The QOTS features in some of my stories and will pop again in later stories as Kit's past catches up with him.
Story Order/Chronological Order:
1. Baloo and Louie in the Temple of the Emerald King-October 1933
2. Cloudkicker-1934 to 1937 ending with Kit's defecting from the Air Pirates at the beginning of Plunder and Lightning
3. Don Karnage's Tirade-1937 immediately following Kit's absconding with the crystal
4. Iron Vulture-Post Great War 1919
5. The First Few Weeks-Post Plunder and Lightning/early 1938
6. Cloudkicker Redux: Revamped version of Cloudkicker-1934 to 1937 ending with Kit's defecting from the Air Pirates at the beginning of Plunder and Lightning
7. A Talespin Halloween-Halloween 1938. *Kit is actually 13 in this story but will mainly keep his age of 12 in most later stories
8. The Birds and the Bees-June 1938
9. Happy Birthday Don Karnage-September 1937
10. The Jump-1943
Non-Talespin Stories: I decided to branch out and try my hand at some non-Talespin stuff. WARNING: Some of this stuff may be more PG-13 to R Rated so be forewarned.
1. The Thing: Ellsworth Station-Sequel to the 1982 film The Thing
John Christopher's Tripods Series-These stories are basically filler chapters that compliment the Tripods series. They are told from the point of view of the other characters (seeing as the original Trilogy is from Will's POV) and are meant to give readers a glimpse into their minds and to show what they did during the events of the series. These stories are based off of the books and not the BBC series (I have only seen small parts of them and from what I gather they seem to stray from their roots-this according to the documentary The Cult of the Tripods which featured Sam Youd/John Christopher himself). There are several stories that are planned.
1. Inventions and a Decision-Fanfic from the point of view of Beanpole. Set during The White Mountains.
2. A Chance to Prove Myself-Fanfic told from the point of view of Henry. Set during The City of Gold and Lead.
3. A Spy in the City-Fanfic from Fritz's point of view. Set during The City of Gold and Lead.
Talespin-Several more stories planned including one that will not doubt irk someone diehard TS fans.
Tripods Series-A story set in modern day that ties in with the series prequel novel. One more each for Beanpole and Fritz, and two for Henry.
Neverland-A short story based on the SKY TV series.
War of the Worlds-Geared toward the book and not the films.
Dune-I love the series but I have an idea for some parodies that poke fun at the titles of the books.
The Day of the Triffids-What's not to like about genetically engineered plants that uproot themselves and kill?
The Secret of NIMH Prequel
With any stories set in the "real world" I try to use actual geographical references like place names and natural features to keep the stories in order with their original counterparts. If it is in some place I have never been to, for instance; Antarctica-The Thing, or France-Inventions and a Decision, I have to rely on maps and books.
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