Author has written 16 stories for Harry Potter, Misc. Books, Firefly, and Dresden Files.
Profile updated 10/31/12
I read and write Harry Potter, Dresden Files, and Firefly fanfiction. This is the part where I clichely list my preferences.
Favorite pairings; Harry/Luna – this is what should have happened in canon (runners up being Harry/Fleur and Harry/Katie). A proper story involving Luna tends to be really fun and enjoyable to read.
Second favorites; Harry/Daphne – I like the idea of Harry and a Slytherin girl, be it Daphne, Tracey, or fem!Blaise. I am still waiting for a good HP/DG story. I like seeing how an author fleshes out and develops a relatively OC and makes her interesting, unique, and refreshing. That is to say, rarely done well.
Tertiary favorites; Harry/Bellatrix, Harry/Tonks and Harry/Fleur. Not exactly natural relationships, so the author has to be very good at writing to pull it off in a believable manner.
Dislikes: Harry/Ginny and Harry/Hermione. The characterizations are often way overdone on them. Ginny, logically, barely played a role in canon, and the relationship seems pointless and forced. Hermione is not the next coming of Merlin/Einstein/Dumbledore. She is booksmart and intelligent, but Magic is an artform, not a science. She's always used as the perfect solution to all of Harry's problems, and I just don't really like that. I think stories are more interesting when Harry tries to get by without her, so he can actually develop on his own.
Notes on Stories.
The Root of All Evil HP/Rowena Ravenclaw. Chapter 2 is up. The plot remains pretty much same, but essentially just better. I'm just fixing everything I didn't like about the original. This is taking a bit longer than I'd like to do, but it will get done.
Obscure Clarity Slytherin!Harry story done realistically. No extreme polarization of characteristics - no overdone house rivalries, minimal fledgling politics, no needful inclusion of characters that really shouldn't be in Slytherin!Harry's circle. Harry/Slytherin Girl... that's as much of a hint for now. It's still in first year so it doesn't make much of a difference.
The Divine Conspiracy Denarian!Harry takes place before book 10 of Dresden Files.
Under the Darkened Sky Another Cliche Harry/Daphne fic with no redeeming features.
Blood of Life, Blood of Death. February DLP contest entry. HP/RR
Want to know how I got this scar? A 1000 word, 1 hour challenged issued to me on DLP. It's been posted there for months, and I only rediscovered it recently
Tolerance A short scene involving an ignorant Draco and an R Lee Ermey clone.
Darkest Before the Dawn. My third vampire!Harry story. The first chapter took fourth place in the May DLP time travel contest, and I will be finishing it. Lot's of action, lots of blood. Just as it should be.
A Sense of Purpose. An original tale feature an immersion world, rich with magic, culture, and high-fantasy adventure. Featuring Travos Oterian, A mage in the Imperial Army. A normal routine patrol suddenly turns into the worst day in his life, for now. Rated 'M' for mature to be on the safe side. Could probably use a rewrite or some heavy editing before I continue onward.
Harbinger of Blood. Vampire!harry was the first specific genre of HP fanfiction I got into and it holds a special place in my heart. The problem is that there are so few non-slash fics out there of it, and even fewer that are worthy of reading. I am trying to remedy that by writing my own, again. This one explores more of the Vampiric curse itself, including the effects it has on a wizard. The pairing is Harry/Daphne, because I have Daphneitis, but not that much has happened with it. I do want to pick this story up again, but there's only so much time in the day.
On Hold (because they are not very good)
HP and the Revolution/Unexpected Changes. This story is not very good. If you are the kind of person to read a profile before reading a story, then congratulations, you've just saved yourself a lot of time. This story, while not as bad as a lot of the HP/DG junk on this site, still falls into a lot of the same pitfalls. It was my first story I wrote, and I'd like to think I've come a long way. I keep it uploaded here as a reminder of how not to write a story.
HP and the Root of All Evil. HP/Rowena Ravenclaw. Chapter 15 is up. Being rewritten, as shown above. I may still finish chapter 16, which is the final chapter of this story, just to complete it. There would be two more stories in this series though, one dealing with the mid-years, and the final one would cover the modern era.
HP and the Apocalypse. There's nothing terribly wrong with this story, it's just finding the time to write more of it. It's kind of a crackfic, and it's supposed to be a bit over the top, but it's a zombie apocalypse story so it sort of works.
HP and the Meaning of Life. On hiatus. Not abandoned, but I may come back to it some day. The reason is that Harbinger of Blood is a lot better, and I have enjoyed writing it more. An early attempt at writing a half decent story for the vampire!Harry genre, which as a whole is lacking in anything decent. Too much slash, and too much degradation of the Vampirism curse. I dislike stories where Harry's friends try to help him reacquaint himself back into normal society with contrived trinkets and only drinking animal blood once a month. Vampires are supposed to be blood thirsty killers always walking on the fine line of control, and that's what I tried to do with this story, but I fell into too many of the indy!Harry traps to want to continue this.
12/22/11 As you can see, I've cleaned up my profile a bit. I archived the previous year of updates in favor of making this more readable. Hopefully, people will read my profile before reading a story. Really, everyone should do that so you don't get surprised when an author has included some surprise Harry/Draco awfulness. In this case, I hope you see that I mention that some of my stories aren't very good, and I will admit I'm kinda sick of people saying as much in reviews of my old stories when I say it myself in my profile. Anyways, the draft of Chapter 6 of Obscure Clarity is finished. It is 6k words, give or take, and hopefully I will finish editing it soon and will have it posted on Christmas.
12/25/11 I posted c6 of Obscure Clarity today. C7 is well under was as well, I've written 3500 words in about two days, which is a pretty good pace. There will be more plot advancement coming up, as well as introducing about a billion different ideas all into one chapter, without giving Harry enough time to actually sate his curiosity.
12/27/11 I wrote a bit more for C7, as well as the entirety of the Christmas scene at the Tonks'. It's pretty cool, and I think it's pretty much the scene where Harry really starts to fall in love with magic. I put that down for a few hours though, and started working on C3 of Root of all Evil. Instead of just editing it, I decided to rewrite the whole chapter once again. For those of you counting, it's the sixth time I've rewritten the chapter.
1/02/12 C3 of Root of all Evil is done. Its in the hands of a beta now, so expect that to be posted sometime this week.
1/08/12 C3 of Root of all Evil is published. Chapter 7 of Obscure Clarity will come next. And probably 8 as well. I also have another rewrite project on the side I have been tinkering around with a bit.
2/17/12 Been awhile since I've published anything. Chapter 7 of Obscure Clarity has been done for about a month, but I don't like the way it's turned out so I've been polishing it. Other than that, I've been very busy with real life stuff. Next update will come when it comes.
2/27/12 I haven't given up writing anything, I've just been busy. I've also been focusing on writing the monthly DLP contest entries, which does take a lot of time. Just be patient. This is why I don't guarantee when the next chapter of any story will come out, but I will admit it is annoying having to wait a month or two, because you are likely to forget what happens. I have problems with that after just a few days.
Also, I've been watching through Firefly again, so hopefully I'll get the urge to throw some more words into c2 of that story.
3/19/12 Been a long time, I guess, but I've not been inactive. None of my current WIPs are abandoned, I've just been busy. I've written a bunch of stuff, just to flesh out some niggling plot bunnies, but they probably won't become much more. I wrote a few thousand for my Firefly fic, but that chapter won't be published until it is roughly the same size as the previous chapter, so it will be awhile. Rowena story I threw down a few paragraphs. The next few chapters won't be hard, but I've been thinking about future chapters such as all the training montages that will be changed, but I'm not sure on all the details really. I keep changing my mind. I had a suggestion to make Harry teach at Hogwarts for more than a year, and I do like the idea, but I'm not sure how to fit in in yet, since Harry kills Salazar pretty early on, and that wouldn't make sense lorewise.
Instead of working on new stories, I'm definitely going to continue with current ones. I'm not going to continue "Blood of Life, Blood of Death", at least right now, because I'm not sure where to go with it, but it wouldn't be longer than maybe six chapters total. I'm probably going to work on Obscure Clarity next, because it won't take much to finish it. I've had several thousand words done for months now, but I just need to rework some scenes for it to be passable.
Been awhile, again. I haven't written or read much lately. I've been too busy. When I have written stuff, it's usually just been 1 or 2k word long outlines or fleshing out some plot bunnies and deposited into the deepest reaches of my harddrive never to be seen again. I'm half tempted to post the current versions of c4 or ROAE and c7 of OC, just to get them off my shoulders, but I don't want to upload something that I find unsatisfactory.
So, I got bored and decided to post some of my backlog of stories. They'll probably never be continued, but ohwell, I don't really care at this point. C2 and C3 of Divine Conspiracy are already completed, but will probably never be posted since I think I'm going to rewrite C1 into something a bit more bloody. I've never been good at finishing stories, so expect more of the same. These are mostly just plot bunnies that I accidentally wrote enough to make a full chapter out of.
If anyone is wondering, here's an update on the stories that will probably never get continued. the first 3 chapters of Divine Conspiracy are done, and have been, and they're even already edited. The problem is, I think I want to take the story in a different direction, So I might redo them. You can go read the second one on DLP - it's been up for a few weeks. I think I want to make it a darker story from the getgo.
Blood of Life, Blood of Death has a completed outline, and should be about 30k words when completed, but I haven't wrote anything for it yet.
Under the Darkened Sky chapter 2 is almost complete. Not much else to say, other than's its not a terribly serious fic, but it's purpose is to define a person by the plot, and not the plot by the person. AKA, no ice queen shit, no stupidly contrived faux politics, all the stuff anyone with a whiff of literacy knows is shit.
Root of All Evil. Good news, chapter 4 is almost done. I've been writing it. Bad news is, that the first four chapters have been done since this time last year, so I've been rewriting the rewriten rewrite, four times over.
Obscure Clarity. I'll get around to it. The next chapter was a bit too heavy in monologue and infodump, so that's still a work in progress.
I'm trying to not work on plot bunnies so much, which is what all my newer stories were a result of. There's a Harry/Fleur going around in my head, and I'm tempted to start it, since there are literally no good in-Hogwarts stories involving them, and yes, I've read the popular ones, but popular doesn't equal good.
Root of All Evil c4 is done. It just needs to be edited now, which can take awhile. Obviously, it's already taken a long time to write it in the first place, but I've been busy, and rewriting is kind of tedious. It's nearly 8000 words, but it's not much different than the previous incarnation of it, except I don't really go into huge detail on ideas that will never be in the story again. For example, Rowena tells Harry how to create a spell or something, and the whole old chapter was pretty awful, so that didn't make the cut this time around since it was never used again.
So, I finally posted C4. I said the editing would take awhile, mostly because of my laziness. The actual editing only took a couple hours once I set my mind to it. Probably not my greatest piece of writing ever, but what's done is done. The next chapter of a story I will probably post is Chapter 2 of Under the Darkened Skies, mostly because it's easy to write, light-hearted, short, and most of all, almost already done.
I have finished the third chapter in 'Under the Darkened Sky'. It covers the entirety of the Yule Ball, and is around 5,000 words. It was a difficult chapter to write, because an author always has to find the fine line between story telling and turning the story into a self-indulging wankfest that seems to happen so often. The chapter is still being edited though, so it could be a bit before it's posted.
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