Author has written 6 stories for Fruits Basket, Inuyasha, Gundam Wing/AC, Lord of the Rings, Beauty and the Beast, and Sherlock.
Contact: Twitter @cardigan4tea / Blog justagirlinhercardigan.blogspot.com
Admittedly, there are some days when I want to be a rich old spinster, living in a forgotten mansion, in the middle of a forgotten place, with numerous dogs for company. As it stands, I'm really a 'just out of college' poor, semi-young, spinster-ish gal, in the middle of Illinois, with only one Terrier/Border Collie mix. My dreams clearly need more investment.
To those of you who might remember me under a different authorship, I apologize for any confusion. I've been here for a very long time (eleven years, to be exact) and my growing writing style has altered my pen names. My muse is a fickle friend, to be sure.
Pertinent information regarding my authorship and writing style:
As of right now, every story I have published here is incomplete. That is honestly the most depressing thing I have ever typed, excluding "I'm really a 'just out of college' poor, semi-young, spinster-ish gal". I do have several drafts sitting patiently in my laptop, which is unfortunately in need of serious repair. Whether I get around to finishing and publishing said drafts is still to be determined.
New stories might be popping up here and there, most likely under different fandoms from those I have previously published. Fickle muse, remember?
Also: Punctuation has never been a friend, and I abuse commas to the point of (sometimes obvious) misuse. I suppose such disregard for some grammatical rules makes my writing more poetic than prosaic.
Weaknesses aside, my strengths as a writer center around character development and interaction. I'd rather be writing an intimate conversation between two people than a beautiful description of the scenery or an exciting battle sequence.
TMNT, Aliens/Predator, Beauty and the Beast, Psych, Inuyasha, etc.
Poorly-conceived original characters, misuse of canon characterizations without explanation, summaries that tell you 'I suck at summaries'.
Imperfect, gruff, beastly heroes. Witty and unconventional heroines. "Trapped together" scenarios, no matter how overused and often ridiculous (I have to wade through the bad to find the good, unfortunately). Drawn-out romance. Where's the fun if everything happens in the first chapter?
We Shouldn't - complete
In Those Moments - work in progress
Pacify That! - work in progress.
Before the Well of Wisdom: A Tale of the Variags - work in progress
Je Pretend Que Tu Fais Bien - indefinite hiatus. I still love Fruits Basket, but the story is very old and a long way from being complete. I want to invest my energy elsewhere.
Thank you for your interest in me and/or whatever I've written. I'm always open to comments, criticisms, questions, etc. - so send me an email if you'd like!