Author has written 9 stories for Sonic the Hedgehog, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy VII, and Avatar: Last Airbender.
Formerly Psychic Genius and/or Destiny's Apprentice. Updated to match my tumblr/A03 accounts to make things less complicated all around.
Current Avatar: Sherlock admiring the London skyline (and totally not considering jumping off any buildings this time or anything) to the shrill cries of fangirls in the distance. Series 3 haters gon h8. How can you not appreciate drunk-deductions?! How did you not get a tear in your eye at the best man sp--(is taken out by one of Mycroft's men).
Short version…not…dead? Really, I'm not. Just very busy with life and all its adventures. I've been kind of idea-less for a while now in terms of fic writing, but I've been dying to write a few Sherlock fics ever since I binge-watched all three series. Check out the upcoming stories for my vague ideas on that front! I'm a little wary of "writing British", so to speak, so I might need some kind of Anglo-beta to help me out with those, to make sure the American doesn't slip in too much.
Ok...so it was more than 24 hours. -_- But it's done, and I'm just tickled pink right now. Lolz. Check out A Fine Line if you have time- it's kind of a stylistic experiment on my part, since I'm trying to branch out and I wanted to see if I could pull off something like that. (Raises glass) Here's to hoping that I succeeded! :D
As of today, I've just been practically clotheslined by a really great idea for a oneshot. Its format is based on a very interesting short story I read for one of my classes. It's gonna be KH, featuring my OTP (w00t!) and if it continues eating away at my mind like this, it'll be up very, very soon, maybe in even less than 24 hours. Although that might be a little optimistic. OTL
Updated Maiko prompts- Seasons, Part 2: Winter! Two more seasons to go...can't wait to see how things resolve themselves :)
Updated the Maiko prompts with #69: Seasons :) Something I wrote a long time ago but didn't post until now because I wasn't sure where I wanted it to go. But now I think I do! Spoiler Alert: There's a part for every season.
YAY, an update!! I've finally gotten back into writing! Posted my new story, Forze dell'Oscurita, my latest project that I'm paying way more attention to than class work. God help me.
Kind of unrelated to fanfiction, but I just officially got my deviantart account up and running! (Only took me 3 years -_-) Go check it if you have a minute!!
Just a quick little message I wanted to throw out for everyone- sadly, although I've thought out nearly every single one of the Maiko 101 Prompts, they may be coming to a standstill sometime soon. I had a few in the works that I could publish with a little tweaking, so I may do that. I think the hiatus is mostly a loss of interest, unfortunately- my interest levels fluctuate and change way more than is healthy or productive :) Instead of that, I will mostly likely be making yet another fandom switch, back to Kingdom Hearts for...well, let's just say that with proper planning, attention, and hopefully interest on my part for a LONG time, it should blow anything else I've written out of the water. My most ambitious project yet, by far. So stay tuned for that!
A Bit About Me:
Well, I’ve been around for quite some time on ff.net and never really given anyone a shred of info about myself...so, after all this time I might as well spill everything! Name’s Christine, I’ve spent 23 long years trying to figure out life, and I recently graduated with concurrent degrees in New Media Art and English. I acknowledge that my name isn’t common these days and didn’t even make the top 500 most popular baby names for the last decade or so, but I find it a good enough title considering my mother almost named me Celeste (middle name Jill...I kid you not!) Fatherly intervention can be a beautiful thing. I’m proud to be blue-eyed, brunette, and mostly Italian, with some German and Hungarian roots that have granted me the gift of being incredibly, unnecessarily fair-skinned. I’m also a fan of wit, well-timed sarcasm, and being as acceptably verbose as possible.
I created this account way back in the middle of seventh grade, I believe. The mind of an almost 13-year-old is an odd mechanism, unfortunately bizarre and sometimes egotistical, and is capable of producing really strange pen names that correspond to these aforementioned characteristics. I decided on Psychic Genius for a host of ridiculous reasons that I'm sure no one really cares about. I promise I at least pretend to be normal now. Well, not really. But at least at this point in time I can fully promise that I am not and will never be either of the things my former pen names suggest I am.
So, while I can’t exactly explain the origin of the pen name, I can explain why I’m here on ff.net. Reading’s always been one of my faves...goes back to the good ole days of trying to pull kiddie-all-nighters with Animal Ark, Boxcar Children, and Harry Potter books and being angry because I fell asleep instead of finishing it. I guess the interest in writing, too, was kind of a natural, corresponding thing.
And even before I knew what fanfiction was, my mind always gravitated toward the “unknowns” in stories. All the juicy bits the authors left out- plot holes, what-if’s. I’d come up with my own theories, as many people do, to try to fill everything in. The story was never finished until I finished it for myself. So add that interest to writing, and you get fanfiction!
Of course, I had to see it for myself and dabble in reading it for a few years before I cranked out anything of my own. I feel slightly inclined to credit a really, really ancient fic that’s hiding somewhere in the depths of cyberspace called The Knothole Chronicles for fully spurring my interest. Now, I wouldn’t advise trying to hunt it down now, (I haven't tried since I first read it), because I don't think it's a particularly outstanding piece of literature, and it's not on this site. But still, it got me hooked for whatever reason, so I had to mention it :)
My interest in certain fandoms tend to grow and wane depending on a lot of factors, but I can honestly say I’ve enjoyed writing for every fandom that shows up on this page. Even if the story turns out to be a train wreck (coughfirststorycoughdon’tlookcough). I've written a few things that I'm proud of, but I have a bad habit of starting chapter fics with tons of excitement about where the story can go, and then losing interest or "switching fandoms". I'm cursed with the problem of not being able to read or write fanfic for more than one fandom at a time. Right now, I’m mainly interested in Sherlock (and have admittedly found myself spending inordinate amounts of time obsessing over the perfection that is Benedict Cumberbatch and brainstorming ways to visit London), House, and Kingdom Hearts every now and again.
Annnd I think I just proved my point about switching too much.
And now, thanks to all of this wonderful years reading fanfiction (among some other factors), I've decided that I like reading and writing enough to do something at least remotely professional with it in the future. In a perfect world, maybe I'll find a way to integrate my love for drawing into my life as well. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how that's going to work. Honestly, I'm open to suggestions!
Sooo, I think that just about covers it all. I promise my stories aren’t nearly as tangent-y as this little blurb is. Nearly.
Favorite Quotes: (In No Particular Order...)
Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. Nelson Mandela
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those who sang best. Henry Von Duke
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask is a fool forever. Chinese Proverb
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. Maya Angelou
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I think that when a fictional character starts keeping secrets from the writer, that's when the character becomes real. Steven Moffat
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] In the heat of battle my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan: A Christmas Story
Sokka: My last girlfriend turned into the moon.
Zuko:...that's rough buddy: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Let's mosey: Cloud, Final Fantasy VII
I don't care what you are doing, so much as the idiotic way that you are doing it: Vincent Valentine, FFVII
A professional isn't someone who sacrifices themselves for a job. That's just a fool: Reno, FFVII
I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity: Edgar Allen Poe
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who only dream by night: Edgar Allen Poe
Our Dear Machinations (Sherlock): "And from the way in which you've positioned yourself, you've made it clear that you don't want me to see your left hand, maybe out of shame of a recently acquired imperfection from misbehaving," he spat the last word, grasping her wrist from behind her back none too lightly and pulling it between them, but his next words died on his tongue immediately. He stared a hatefully blank stare, for once only looking and refusing to see. "You're getting a bit slow, Mr. Holmes," she breathed, "It took you two minutes longer than I'd guessed it would."
I'll let you all speculate where this one is going ;)
The Open Window (Sherlock): Now really, it was about time that she learned to use the door. Leaving all these windows open was letting in such an unpleasant draft, and let it be noted that hell would freeze over before Mrs. Hudson let any part of 221B become even slightly unpleasantly drafty. Oneshot. Adlock, as seen from Mrs. Hudson's POV.
You know you want to see this happen. I really love messing with unexpected POVs these days...
When Not in Karachi (Sherlock): On the warmest of nights, rare as they were, he imagines he's there with her, the most unexpected of allies, in Karachi's deserts. The machete is positioned to kill, but it never does. And yet, even the warm nights seem quite the opposite the more he dwells on it. AU ASiB, if Sherlock hadn't saved the day.
This is actually what I thought had happened at the end of Scandal, at least at first-- that the rescue was all a figment of his imagination because he didn't want to consider the alternative.
Ideas on Hiatus/Fics that probably won't return from the grave anytime soon (Reeeealllly sorry! I hate abandoning stuff, but I'm doomed to be overly engrossed in one fandom at a time because my brain can't obsess over tiny details of multiple fandoms at once. It makes for better stories in my case, trust me. So I just can't see myself coming back to any of these ATM):
Possible House, MD fic: “The Misadventures of Cancer Boy and Dr. Gimp-a-Limp” House finished his unvoiced thought, seemingly awaiting Wilson’s pen filling in the first blank page. It didn’t. “You’re the sidekick?” “I just suggested that dumbass title, and you chose to question your protagonism in your own travel memoir instead?” A pause. “God, and I thought I hated myself.” Post-finale. The road trip. Let the bromance begin.
Forze dell'Oscurita: He stood in the midst of the dying sun and couldn’t help but glance at the charm in his hand, forever a reminder of the friendships of many. He would fight, for them, for the worlds. They were right before- the old man didn’t stand a chance. Post KH2- a vision of what’s to come.
Theorizing about KH3 was definitely a mistake...
Wishing You the Best: 50 sentences of the 50 greatest moments. KH Gen.
Yeah, I'm jumping on that bandwagon. I can't help it- I've always wanted to write one of these!
Maiko 101 Prompts
I have a great many of these in progress at the moment: #69 Season (a four-parter), #98 Sun...and many more!
Sheer Equality: She knew she would prove them all wrong someday. Elena-centric. Relena in later chapters. (Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama)
At a standstill, for now.
Call: She was always the last to hang up. Oneshot. RenoxElena (Genre: Romance, Angst)
This is still a work-in-progress. The title and summary are pretty provisional. But it's an old idea I had once upon a time.
Untitled: He'd left everything in the past. The last thing he wanted was to see it again. A delving into the life of Reno. (Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama)
Again, the summary is temporary. I just wanted to throw the idea on here so people know it's something I've been considering for a while. I've always wanted to offer my theories on Reno's past.
Untitled: You think he would have learned by now that pick-up lines aren't the way to go. But this is Reno we're talking about... (Genre: Humor/Romance)
I know this idea has been used before, but I wanted to take a crack at it. I'm going to try to stick some sort of shallow plot with it to try to set it apart from others, though. I knew it's going to be hilarious to write...
Untitled KH Piece: And to think it all started with such a stupid question. Oneshot. Riku-centric. (Genre: General)
This is just an idea I had. Basically, it's a reflection sort of piece. I'm not really sure when I'll get around to writing it...