Author has written 57 stories for Harry Potter, Inuyasha, Thor, Avengers, Until Dawn, Lost Girl, and Once Upon a Time.
A wolf does not turn around when a small dog barks. (author unknown)
I love when readers share their thoughts and feelings about my work with me. I don't always get to respond to reviews, but I do read every single one, and if I can answer questions raised in them without spoilers, I absolutely will. Even if you try my work and decide it's not your cup of tea, let me know! All I ask is that negative sentiments not be expressed in a vitriolic manner. One can express a dislike for something, or comment on a work's shortcomings, without tearing the writer behind the work to pieces.
Regarding Hermione's Characterization
I do not write Mary Sue Hermione. If you're looking for stories wherein she singlehandedly saves the day without encountering any real obstacles, or overcomes every obstacle with minimal effort because 'she's Hermione!', please look elsewhere for you fanfiction fix. I write her human, with flaws and shortcomings; I write her as the person who she could've become following the War, so sometimes her characterization may change from story to story, but she will always have the same core, even if she's matured in a different direction. Will Hermione save the day? Probably. But she won't do it easily. She won't be able to snap her fingers and easily drum up any information from her brain just because she consumes books like oxygen and has an eidetic memory, because realistically there are going to be things she simply doesn't know. There are going to be times she isn't thinking clearly due to in-the-moment emotions. And there are going to be times when she makes a dumb decision because in the situation, she thinks it might be the only thing that will work. I also am not a fan of the thinking that Hermione crying (which she did in canon frequently when hurt or even angry) is a sign of weakness. It's not, it only shows that she's human.
Additionally, I don't agree with Hermione being painted as some shy thing when it comes to dealings with the opposite gender. We have no proof from canon how she behaved in relationships other than what Harry observed, and as many people have mentioned, this is a boy who did not recognize his own teacher's handwriting after staring at it on a blackboard for 5 years, so *shrug* make of that what you will, I suppose.
I want readers to enjoy what they're doing with their reading time, as for most of us, it is both precious and limited. So, if it comes to it, I would rather a reader skip over my work if it has elements that will take away from their enjoyment, and go to one they will enjoy, instead.
CURSED CHILD IS NOT CANON. This is not a matter for discussion or debate.
Links to Canimal's Mage's Captive stories:
The Silver Mage's Captive (published June 10th, 2015, completed Aug 29th, 2015)
The Dark Mage's Captive (published Aug 29th, 2015, completed Feb 9th, 2016)
Harry Potter Fanfiction OCs:
09/28/16: Augustin and Corvus Selwyn are my take on the canon character of Selwyn.
10/27/16: Orias Mulciber is my take on the canon character of Mulciber.
I do not believe I 'own' any fanfiction source material characters or elements . . . .
Only my interpretation of them is 'mine' IF that interpretation is a deviation from previous versions of that character within existing fanon (or if there is currently no interpretation of the character in existing fanon outside of the one I have created). In stories where my interpretation is based on another author's (rather than canon, or unsourceable fanon), I always credit that author, as is proper, in the opening chapter Author's Notes of the story in question, and inquire if the author will allow me to borrow specified elements of their creation beforehand.
I do believe in giving credit where it is due. :)
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Titles of my Dramione, and Dramione-inclusive, fics that have returned
The Prince's Pet, Tourniquet, Bound in Silver, Dame Blanche, Deity, Glass Heart, The Trouble with Marriage Laws, Hermione Granger and the Chaos Artifact
Titles which may return, but are undecided at the moment:
Beautiful Creature, Displacement, Distractions, Lessons in Hedonism, The Lestrange Girl, The Meekdragon Legacy, Mortality, Teach Me, Wizard Theory