Author has written 26 stories for Tangled, Sleeping Beauty, Princess and the Frog, Harry Potter, Brave, 2012, and Wreck-It Ralph.
Suggested story reading order:
Tangled & Sleeping Beauty
The best way to get started reading my big, epic stories for Tangled and Sleeping Beauty is to:
watch Tangled first,
then read Rapunzel Goes Home extended edition,
then read The Trial of Mother Gothel,
and read Feral Rapunzel's First Christmas
then watch Sleeping Beauty and finally read Roused.
For my Brave stories, begin with I am Mor'du,
then Brave Alternate Endings,
then I Almost Lost You
and finally The Crowns of DunBroch.
Merida Comes is a separate modern alternate universe.
Wonderful people who have extended my ideas, read their stories:
C5SysEngFTS: Captain Foresters New Destiny
WritersProse: Meet Your Maker
Maleficent-darkgoodwitch2416: Reaching A Dream, Healing: Saving the White Sorceress
Mar 31 2013
Started cleaning up Rapunzel Goes Home (extended edition) Unther as a beta is a great help.
Aug 21 2012
I've got a bunch of stories and while they are mostly independent there is an order to some of them, and I added a quick list for your convenience.
Jul 21 2012
Congratulations to Cookie Lover 3 to the 100th review for Roused!
Jun 9 2012
50 Chapters into Roused. A big story and we finally get the main characters together.
Jun 7 2012
A big thanks to MyNameIsAlexandraRider who favorited "Hermione Orphans Herself"
Jun 2 2012
Eugene'sBlondie it would be easier to discuss the story if you signed in but Gothel did that to keep Rapunzel from ever hurting herself ever again, but there are other repercussions as well.
Mar 15 2012
Roused had begun. An new adventure for the Princess Aurora and the Princess Rapunzel. See the videos on my YouTube channel.
Mar 12 2012
C5SysEngFTS created a fanfic of my Rapunzel Goes Home fanfic, because he wanted to know what happened to the Captain of the Guard. I didn't go anywhere with it because it wasn't important to Rapunzel and her family. He needed some time off to recover from the multiple concussions. So now we hear the rest of the story.
Mar 3 2012
Posted another video, even used my own voice. Giving Briar Rose the gift of her true name didn't go as well as the fairies had hoped.
Feb 25 2012
I am going to start publishing Roused my part 2 to Seeping Beauty that is a crossover with Tangled in a few weeks. I even created a video I put on YouTube: TheBalunStormhands and my tumblr: bstormhands. tumblr. com
Oct 27 2011
I've started uploading Rapunzel Goes Home (extended edition) I'm going with a T-Th-Sat release schedule for now. So I have time to record the audiobook podcast version. find bstormhand on tumblr or balunstormshand on iTunes to get the audio version. Special thanks to C5SysEngFTS for his help and inspiration and promotion.
Oct 6 2011
Steve Jobs died. He was one of the great creative forces of this generation. All he really did was try to create a good computer, but the side effects were amazing.
Steve Jobs wanted a computer that didn't take up a whole room and created the Apple computer, as a side effect someone created Visicalc, the first spreadsheet.
The world lost someone special and so did I.
Sept 18 2011
One of my nephews got hurt at the Reno Air Show Crash. He got a broken scapula, bruised lungs and assorted minor injuries. He spent some time on a ventilator but is off of it and is making good progress, all things considered. What would a boring life be like?
Sept 2 2011
It's funny how the things I've learned about Rapunzel in the Briar Rose story, currently titled Roused, are forcing me to change some things about Rapunzel Goes Home. I am now working on an Extended Edition of that story to flesh a bunch of things out. I've added a scene I came up with for C5SysEngFTS, who didn't use it but was so heart wrenching, Eugene was begging for it to go into RGH(EE), so I did.
Occasionally I hit a depression phase and writing is hard or at least slow. but then I try to remember just how awesome this story is. When my self doubt is telling me that the climax isn't climactic enough, I went all "Are you kidding me!? First she does _ to the goons, then she confronts _ , discovers _ , and finally blows _ to kingdom come. And that's only her, everyone else is doing stuff too. It's a climax to make George Lucas proud. Stupid self doubt. Even if it a pile of caprolite, it is such a humungous pile of caprolite it is epic all by itself.
I need to remember to add more setting details to liven things up.
Aug 6 2011
I've been getting the thought lately that I am not starting the Briar Rose story early enough, I was starting at the Kiss where Phillip awakens her. That was a good place to get into her head. But it wasn't the right place.
Maleficent and the Broken Princess wasn't quite early enough either.
I was missing how her relationship with her aunts change when they reveal they are fairies. Briar Rose has heard lots of fairy tales from the fairies, obviously.
Suddenly, she is in a fairy tale.
She is also smart enough to realize that being a princess in a fairy tale is not the best place to be.
The fairies are not trying to hurt her but they are trying to get away before her young man shows up, not knowing that it is Prince Phillip, her betrothed. And they are deathly afraid of Maleficent and her curse. Fear is overriding common sense all around. They accidentally jump out of the firing pan into the fire.
Caught in the middle is poor Briar Rose.
I just want to give her hugs and loves to make it all better for her. Well, in the end it does, it takes a couple of weeks but it does. But those are an awful two weeks.
This is the 5th version of the opening, I hope it's the right one. I really want to publish this story, but I still have the princes to finish nailing down.
Jul 14 2011
It's almost Harry Potter Day, so I wrote a little one-off of how Hermione felt about orphaning herself. What she did is totally hardcore and she could never brag about it. Which is too bad, it was a move that should rock even a DeathEater back on his heels.
Jul 10 2011
Okay, I needed to give myself a little power-up. So I made a wallpaper and put it on my deviantART gallery. Get Your Flynn On! http://fav.me/d3ln4c3 (cut and paste)
June 24, 2011
Rapunzel Goes Home is done and published to this site. My first real work of fiction. It came out as 156 page in my word processor. Considering I almost failed the one creative writing class I took in college it feels really good.
It's not perfect, it has some rough patches, but it's a good story, well told. At least in my not so humble opinion:) One of the problems of writing an publishing at the same time. I'm going to finish the next one first. it's changed too much to do it any other way.
But I am also a little sad. That adventure is over. There is another one I am working one, but it's not the same.
May 6, 2011
For some reason after watching Tangled that gap between the climax and the finale drove me nuts and stories started to pop up in my head as I finally wrote some down and it was fun. A lot of fun and then I found this place through TVTropes and this place is a lot of fun.
We got the Tangled DVD the day it came out and a couple of days later I started writing. It's now a month later and I have completed the Rapunzel Goes Home story. It's not finished, it needs editing, more polishing but I collected all the scenes I wrote in different documents into one big file and put them in the right order just to see how big it was and how well it flowed.
I hadn't intended it to be a big thing, a dozen or so pages maybe. I hadn't written anything creatively since college, and those were limited to 10 pages or less. Imagine my surprise when I saw the page count at the bottom of my word processor, 120. 120 pages!? over 45,000 words!? My jaw dropped open. I had never intended to write a novel and yet here was a novel length work staring back at me on my computer screen. And I did it in a month!?
Then I read it all the way through. It sucks, but not in a bad way. It sucks because it isn't really done. It needs polishing, cleaning up grammar, moving things around, some glue between scenes, some description here and there to break up the dialogue, but it is pretty good too. It's not just a rock but the statue is revealed a little bit, I feel with the characters, I laugh and cry and feel for them. There is really something good in this story of mine.
Yet I never considered myself an author. This is a new facet of myself I had never considered before and now I have to adjust to that because it feels good, really good, to write fiction like this. At the very least I have found a new hobby, but it feels like more, I don't know where this new path goes but it really feels like it needs exploring, because it is filling a need that I didn't really know I had.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
I'm about half way through the Sequel to "Rapunzel Goes Home" and by halfway I mean I wrote Plot A or the story about the princesses It goes from beginning to end, it is still very rough in places but it looks like everything is in place. Now I just need to figure out what the princes are doing. This is a different experience from my first big story, it has been a lot harder. I actually had the last chapter done first and that has pretty much stayed the same. Everything else changed radically.
The idea was pretty simple, I chose the neighboring kingdom to be King Stefan's from Sleeping Beauty. I needed a neighboring kingdom for the seneschal to consider sending Rapunzel and Eugene if she didn't pass the test. Having the worst case scenario of an evil princess that was the secret apprentice of Maleficent was just too cool. And some place for the Stabbington brothers to run to was nice too.
So I thought it would be cool to have Aurora return home a few months after Rapunzel and run into some trouble and Rapunzel could come help. Yes, I know they are set nearly 500 years apart, but when did that ever stop a good story. :)
I got some pretty cool scenes but then the story just stopped, it wasn't right. I almost gave up on it. But I got the call, to keep working on it. I watched Sleeping Beauty again, for research purposes and noticed fun things like the walls of the cottage were painted, they had something in common. The ground was really broken, so they must have earthquakes. I needed to remember to have Rapunzel comment on the weird trees.
And then she faced Maleficent and it wasn't the same, ever again.
Disney never finished Aurora story. They've had 52 years to do it and no one has ever really noticed.
But I did.
So I am.
I hope I am good enough to do her justice, she deserves it.
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