Author has written 35 stories for Daria, Pirates of the Caribbean, Amelia Peabody Series, Ironman, Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries, Blood Ties, True Blood, and Millennium Trilogy.
Hi, my name is Sleepy Lotus, and I am a fanfic addict...
It's true. It takes up horrendous amounts of my time, writing and reading. There is a raw connection in fanfiction to real people that usually I find glaringly absent in published fiction. Straight from the author to reader, no editors or commercial interests in the way. It's just me, you, real thoughts and someone else's characters to play them out.
I have a degree in fine art, but my gripping passion is writing. I've been building a world of original characters for years, and hope to someday publish their stories, but in the meantime I also like to play here. If I'm ever so lucky to see my own words bound into a book, I won't measure my success in sales. I will measure it by fanfiction, people inspired to play with my characters -- I've never quite understood why authors could view this as negative, aside from pure pettiness, perhaps a bit of jealousy thrown in.
My original fiction mostly centers around vampires, but here I dabble in lots of things.
I like Daria because she apologizes neither for who she is, nor her disdain for the invertebrates she finds herself trapped in class with.
I like Jack Sparrow because he simply is...
And the Southern Vampire mysteries and True Blood...well, I don't really like them, you see. I watch the series, I've read most of the books (flinchingly, the latter), and I'm almost always disappointed in one way or another. Yet, I find the worlds they've created so engaging.
I also love to travel, and have a tendency to run away from my real life to various corners of the world, and obsess over various cultures for a few months at a time.
Anyone interested in taking a gander at my visual art can look at my homepage.
A brief note on a pet peeve of mine. I dont' care about the numbers. Really, I don't. F*ck popularity, and I know some of the best and most beautiful fics have the least reviews. But, it kills me when my inbox is full of 20 people marking a story as a favorite, or for an update, and then only 2 or 3 reviews. It borders on rude. I'm not greedy, but if you love a story enough to book mark it, you probably have a few words to say about it, one way or another. If you love it, or just want to watch it crash and burn like a car wreck. We authors work very hard to bring out a story. I spend hours, days, probably way more time than is healthy obsessing, and the best reward is a simple acknowledgment of effort. Or for those of us who aspire to improve as authors, critical opinions can be invaluable for growth. What works, what doesn't? What's real, what's cliche? Just trying to raise review awareness for everyone... :steps off soap box:
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