Author has written 2 stories for Daredevil.
Update 06/03: Hi, friends! I am alive and so is the story! I took some time off to work on fellowship applications but I've successfully submitted them so I can spend some time with Matt and Sarah again ;) I'll reply to reviews and PMs soon, I promise I'm not ignoring you!
Since I got a lot of requests for it, I made a playlist for What They Wouldn't Do on 8tracks! You can find it here:8tracks.com/ashevillain14/what-they-wouldn-t-do
If you're interested, give it a listen! I included annotations for each song explaining why I chose it; if they don't show up for you right away, try refreshing the page after listening to the songs.
Fan Creations for What They Wouldn't Do:
(The hyperlinks don't work on certain browsers, so you might have to copy and paste the link. Sorry!)
BrittWitt16:The first artwork anyone made for this story, with Alexis Bledel as the face claim: thetenthdoctorscompanion.tumblr.com/post/125877750243
Misery's-Toll:Based off Chapter 11 (The Storm) when Matt finds Sarah in the dark at Orion: miserystoll.tumblr.com/post/131394134104 A scene from the same chapter, in which Matt stitches Sarah up: miserystoll.tumblr.com/post/131321802434
The color version of the scene above: miserystoll.tumblr.com/post/131329349619
A scene from Chapter 19 (Surprise) where Matt and Sarah sit in the windowsill after the attack on the roof: miserystoll.tumblr.com/post/140776480869 A photo edit of Sarah, Matt, Foggy, Lauren, Ronan, and Mitch! miserystoll.tumblr.com/post/148671030989 This one is really interesting; it's of a scene that was never actually in the story, but that the reader thought up on her own as a possible next scenario, so t's kind of like fanfiction of fanfiction, which is amazing: miserystoll.tumblr.com/post/149019722329 A drawing of the long awaited Matt/Sarah First Kiss from Chapter 31 (Revelations)!! miserystoll.tumblr.com/post/165026960314
whodahoe: A Photoshop banner for the story with Willa Holland as the face claim: who-da-hoe.tumblr.com/post/133854400023
NicBarnes:Based off the scene in Chapter 15 (Games) where Sarah is in the police station waiting for Officer McDermott and sees her name on the list on his desk: abitdreamyweamy.tumblr.com/post/134553384083
MashedBraintatoes: Some awesome edits made by two friends who are both fans of the story: alianovnax.tumblr.com/post/135419454062 A really cool color-themed edit of Sarah and Matt: alianovnax.tumblr.com/post/141640489877
HannahBananasxx: Some fantastic drawings of a few different ideas she had for how Sarah looks: chickensoupforthedead.tumblr.com/post/140501610497
BurningThroughTime:A writer on Ao3 made some really, really awesome edits for the story: joannawelllick.tumblr.com/post/137788907735
WinchesterDixonBros:A super cool edit with Felicity Jones as Sarah's face claim and Mackenzie Davis as Lauren (the first fan art to feature Lauren!): movie-and-tv-obsessor.tumblr.com/post/144919764974 Another Felicity edit! Matt and Sarah being cute and couple-y, which will happen in the actual story at some point, I promise. In the meantime, you have this edit to hold you over: movie-and-tv-obsessor.tumblr.com/post/155985366614 The very first character banner that has all of the main/secondary characters on it! It has the canon characters along with Sarah, Lauren, Mitch, Ronan, Jason, and Greg: movie-and-tv-obsessor.tumblr.com/post/155985210864 GIFs!! Excellent ones! A few of Matt and Sarah being their usual angsty selves, and one of Matt and Lauren, too! movie-and-tv-obsessor.tumblr.com/post/166855931404
Khaleesis-FireAn edit just for Sarah and Lauren!: flawlesslykrei.tumblr.com/post/145591196291 A great photoshop of Matt and Sarah using one of the main series promo photos: flawlesslykrei.tumblr.com/post/145580010491
SalisimaThis reader made a ton of excellently edited gifs of Matt and Sarah, with Phoebe Tonkin as Sarah! She somehow found just the right clips to make it look like Sarah and Matt are in the same scenes together, and the result is fantastic. They can all be found on her tumblr here: dzejnys.tumblr.com and I linked the individual posts below dzejnys.tumblr.com/post/165546963093 dzejnys.tumblr.com/post/165551479183 dzejnys.tumblr.com/post/165551358928 dzejnys.tumblr.com/post/165561071518 dzejnys.tumblr.com/post/165667328778 (This one has Lauren in it!) dzejnys.tumblr.com/post/165667403793 (Lauren AND Foggy in this one!) dzejnys.tumblr.com/post/165667468088 giphy.com/gifs/3ohhwJVZQweuzlEcM0 giphy.com/gifs/l1J9tk9LgXH6A21X2 giphy.com/gifs/3o7aCUfYnRvvcZ6jug giphy.com/gifs/l1J9tA4Fkbh8kwO52 dzejnys.tumblr.com/post/165684842218 dzejnys.tumblr.com/post/165802662698
mindDescoA really great sketch of Sarah herself: mintdesco.tumblr.com/post/168010693376
luciphererAn awesome ballpoint drawing of Matt and Sarah being flirty in the diner: instagram.com/p/BcqbIRjgimv/
LeShyWolfTwo really excellent drawings of Matt and Sarah in the aftermath of Chapter 11: salemwolf75.tumblr.com/post/174140365234
onehandfeelThe newest fan video for Matt and Sarah! Alison Brie as an amazing face claim who fits in remarkably well with the Daredevil footage: youtube.com/watch?v=NJLbYoLtcpQ
AmyIssen: An Ao3 author made the very first fan video for this story, using 'Young God' by Halsey for the song and Eva Green for the face claim, and it's amazing: amy-issen.tumblr.com/post/141232673568
Eliasfw:An audio read through of WTWD, which is a really awesome idea for a story that deals with a blind main character: youtube.com/watch?v=g--8Wi2zC_0
Hardlife:Two more audio recordings of WTWD; I love that people have enough interest to read the story out loud and her where they put their own emphasis on things! Recording One: youtube.com/watch?v=EQbCw3xkDm0 And Recording Two: youtube.com/watch?v=kkJqUPjp_K8
All of these playlists are fantastic, and should be listened to immediately!
dmcreifAO3 author dmcreif made a TV Tropes page for WTWD, and it's so amazingly detailed! If you like tropes and like the story, check it out here: tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/WhatTheyWouldntDo
I'm Ashevillain! My real name is Shannon. Nice to meet you.
The pen name comes from when I used to live in the city of Asheville, North Carolina, a magical hippie mountain city that everyone should visit. I now live in California, and while I love it here I do miss Asheville terribly, so this is my small tribute to it.
I'm 25, and I enjoy writing fanfiction as a way of avoiding the fact that I'm supposed to be doing adult things.
I'm currently living the cliche: pursuing screenwriting in Los Angeles. Television writing, specifically. So far it's not going as soul-crushingly bad as people told me it would, so that's good! Because of this, a lot of my writing tends to play out episodically in terms of scene cuts and dialogue.
Q: You haven’t updated in three weeks, have you abandoned the story?
A: No! Never! I try my hardest to update
every two weeks once a month, but sometimes real life just throws me off schedule. But I will absolutely finish this story, and possibly even post a sequel (who knows). If you want to know when I’ll be updating next, you can always feel free to PM me and I’ll try to give you an estimate, or at least let you know I’m still alive and checking my FFN account.
Q: I found your story re-posted on WattPad, should I report it?
A: Several people have either asked permission to repost the story or just gone ahead and posted it. I did originally ask people not to repost it, but at this point as long as they give credit to the original story (preferably with a link) I don't really care. WattPad confuses me, so if people reposting it means the story reaches a wider audience, then I'm okay with it. If you see someone posting it and claiming it's their own work, however, please let me know!
Q: Will your story remain T-rated, or will you bump it up to M? Know what I mean?
A: I get this question a lot because you guys are all dirty-minded perverts. The answer is that it will probably remain T simply because it makes it more accessible to a larger audience. But I will probably post at least one (maybe more) M-rated one-shot with some racier content that will supplement the main story without creating confusion for readers who choose to skip it.
Q: Why is Matt wearing his black suit if the story is set after Season 1?
A: A lot of the scenes I had planned out required Matt to be more easily injured, and a large chunk of the story revolves around Sarah finding him very intimidating at first. Personally, I think the black suit is
sexier scarier, so it fit with that theme. He'll upgrade at some point in the story, don't worry.
Q: Did you mean to give one of your villains the same name as one of the villains from Guardian of the Galaxy?
A: No. I’m dumb. I named Ronan before I saw GOTG, then immediately kicked myself, but it was too far into the story to change it. There’s no connection! Sorry for the confusion.
Q: Why don’t you make a tumblr?
A: See above answer: I’m dumb. I don’t really know how to use tumblr beyond browsing tags. Someday I’ll probably get it together and make one, but no promises. If someone wants to make one for me, please do!
Q: Will you be incorporating Season 2 of Daredevil or Season 1 of the Defenders into your storyline?
A: I'll pick and choose parts to bring in, but I won't be following the storyline of either one. I think it would be interesting to bring Elektra in for a couple of chapters to shake things up, because she can come and go fairly easily. The Punisher probably won't make an appearance, because when you're mass murdering people you kind of require a main plot, and I already have a main plot. I won't be including anything regarding The Hand, The Chaste, or any ninjas whatsoever, because I didn't like that storyline. The Defenders may or may not make some cameos, but won't be part of the main plot for WTWD.
Q: Will you read my story and give me some feedback?
A: My answer to this question always used to be yes! But I've gotten so busy lately that I barely even have time to write my own story, much less read anyone else's and give any sort of solid, thoughtful feedback. If this changes in the future I'll let you guys know! And I do get the time to read things I always try to review.