|Feste the Fool|
Author has written 23 stories for Chronicles of Narnia, Sherlock Holmes, Squire's Tales, Gerald Morris, Merlin, and Sherlock.
Hi ho, readers! Feste the Fool here. Before you ask, yes my name was taken from the amazing play Twelfth Night, which is my favorite Shakespeare production, no I’ve never seen it performed, and yes I know Feste is a boy in the play while I am, in fact, a girl. Female. Young lady. Whatever. However, he’s my favorite character, and he’s role-vague enough to allow a girl to play him in the play. So there. And feel free to call me Feste. Or Fool. Or Lady, or Lady P or Penny if you know me from another site. If you look around for me on various internet sites, you may also find me under the names Lady Pendragon (mostly NaNoWriMo) and The Questing Beast (a few random spots) or The Beast Herself (livejournal, where all my Sherlock Holmes stuff is, if you’re curious). And yes, those are taken from Arthurian legends. I’m kind of an Arthurian fanatic. It happens.
I write, obviously, and I write a lot. Not just fanfiction, but original stuff as well, poetry, short stories, essays (yes, I do enjoy writing those, for the most part), rants, sketches, novels. Words are kind of my food and air, and have been since I was three and first started learning how to read. I’m quite possibly the most story-hungry individual you could ever meet. So I write like crazy and read as much as I write, and have a secret passion for writing about writing. Which is sort of sad, if you think about it too hard, so I don’t.
I also sing, listen to music (all kinds, but my favorite is acapella, acapella rock, and just about anything over 70 years old), act, toss the sticks around a bit (read: lunastix), am a stalwart source of amusement for my friends, topic of conversation to my little sister (who is also my best friend in the entire world), think deeply on philosophical topics, am infernally lazy, listen to audio dramas and radio shows (an addiction, I'll admit; I'm a total junkie!), watch black and white movies and TV, read fantasy feverishly, and (when the very rare occasion strikes me) actually attempt homework or room cleaning. I'm an American, a contradiction, a poet, something of a dreamer, and a hopeless romantic. I was born during the Cusp of Exposure, August 20th, making me a...Leovirg? Virgleo? Something like that. I'm also rather on the old fashioned side. I’m a sophomore in college, majoring in—what else?—English. Secondary English education is my actual major, and I’m working on my AAT right now. I’ll be transferring to a four year university…not this fall, but next fall. I’m an introvert, to the point of being antisocial, not that you’d know from reading this. I’m more comfortable giving a speech to a thousand people than having a short, one on one conversation. Truth is people just plain exhaust me.
I belong to the Church of Christ, and that will reflect in my writing. No foul language, no slash, no sex scenes. If you have a problem with clean stories, you might want to go elsewhere. I won’t say squeaky clean because I do write violence. Tastefully, for the most part. At least, I try.
I also have some of the most super-crazy-awesome-amazing readers on this site. I LOVE YOU ALL!
But enough about me. My fandoms are currently Sherlock and Sherlock Holmes (found on my livejournal), Chronicles of Narnia, Squire’s Tales, and Merlin. Although my Narnia muse seems to have headed for the hills with little hope of returning. I can coax a few sentences out every once in a while. The books are on my to-re-read list, and there’ll be another explosion of stuff then.
Squire's Tales: Times Did and One Did Not is a collection of "X times so-and-so did such-and-such and one time the opposite happened" stories that increase in number each time. Doloris illa Ustulo Anima is a character sketch outlining several knights of the Round Table. PM or review for a particular knight. The title is Latin (and probably a horrendous translation) for Pain that Scorches the Soul. The last, Especially There, is my dumping grounds.
When I write a Chronicles of Narnia story, it takes place in my own little universe, the “Graced” universe. For those of you who don’t like original characters, beware—there are at least thirteen major characters and over twenty minor characters. You should still consider reading them, however, as I can guarantee these characters are unlike any OCs you’ve read so far.
The Graced series is circular, so you can start anywhere. Masks is a Susan-centered biography and has only two Graced OCs, mentioned in passing. Graced of Aslan is my largest and most difficult project—the story of how the Graces came to be and how they all met the Pevensies. It is the hardest for me to write, (and naturally, the most popular), and is updated very sparsely as I have hit a rather stubborn roadblock. I'm open to anyone who wants to brainstorm that out with me. Odes to a Passing Fancy skips time periods a lot, jumping from the Golden Age to the Modern Day as the Pevensies, Jill, Eustace, Roger, Minda, Sam, and Myrrh try to recreate an ancient book of poetry. Scenes is a series of mostly unconnected short works. PM me if you want to see a particular something. A Christmas to Remember is a story of the Second Generation of Pevensies and partial Pevensies as they tell the story of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to Mr. Lewis Young Jr., the son of Roger Pevensie’s estranged cousin. Actually, I took it down due to some issues, but it will be back up with a vengeance shortly! And After the Hunt, which has several generic OCs, deals with the immediate aftermath of the end of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
NEW! PEVENSIE FAMILY TREE! It's a little small, but you may be able to blow it up more if you download it. http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr28/LadyPendragon/PevensieFamilyTree.png
And Merlin, which I’m new at, really, but seem to have the most going. 20/20, Sly Kings and Sick Days, and And One Go On Alone are stand-alones.
Then we have the "World of Secrets," or so I like to call it. It's not fair that the show Merlin gave Merlin and Arthur their own destinies but left everyone else in the dust. What's so special about those two, I'd like to know? What about everybody else in Albion? Don't they have fates, too? So I decided to give them all fates, by reconciling the show with the original legends...or rather, by "Merlinizing" the legends, as a certain girl who knows who she is once called it. Starts with The Secrets We Keep,which is a 61-chapter monster of a five-and-one that goes by pretty quickly and introduces two major not-so-original characters and several minor ones. Read that first, if you're interested. The two-chapter sequel is No More Secrets, No More Lies,which takes place over about a twenty-four hour period immediately following the close of "The Secrets We Keep." Unto Albionis the dumping ground of the Secrets universe...which I am telling you right now, I am going to make a desperate attempt to update WEEKLY, on Mondays. Call it an exercise in patience. More stories will be up and coming.
And then I have The Beginnings of a Bad Joke, a crossover between the Squire’s Tales and Merlin in which characters from Squire’s Tales accidentally make a crossing into Albion instead of Avalon. You can imagine the problems.
I LOVE reader interaction in my stories. I’m BEGGING you to PM me if there’s something you want to read that hasn’t been written yet and don’t want to write it yourself. Or if you want to write a reaction story, or want me to read something you think I can write a reaction story too. If you want something longer, or want a back story, or anything, drop me a line.
And now, on with the show!
Note: School starting. Brain taking an unexpected vacation. Be back in a week or so.
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