Author has written 80 stories for Fruits Basket, Inuyasha, Ouran High School Host Club, Misc. Tv Shows, Twilight, Vampires, Fullmetal Alchemist, Card Captor Sakura, Mediator, Jane and the Dragon, Gakuen Alice, Doctor Who, Sorcerer's Apprentice, 2010, Princess Diaries, Firefly, Hunger Games, Airhead, Haven, and Hobbit.
A big hello to everyone looking at this profile and possibly, for some insane reason, deciding to read it.
I'm known as SapphireShelle91 and have been going by this pen-name since I was about fifteen years old when I started inflicting my fanfiction onto the world.
From a very, very early age I have always loved books. They were the air I breathed, the world I lived in. Basically without books like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia I would never have survived school, particularly primary. I spent a good chunk of my childhood living inside of my head, imaging different scenarios for the books that I loved at the time, keeping characters alive who were meant to die - through some really improbable means now that I think about it - and gender-swapping - for many, many years as a child I thought of both Frodo and Bilbo as a girls because I was so very put out by just how few girls there were in the world of Middle-Earth who actually had a significant role besides from her simply existing. Its like we hear her name being mentioned and then we move on to another stream of insane portion of male characters. It was infuriating as a girl child.
Books for me, like they are for a thousand billion others, were and are escape. Though that does amuse some people because up until the age of eleven an half I could not read. I suffer from Dyslexia which made reading (and school work) basically impossible as a child. But I was lucky, my parents read to me and gave me a means of escaping. I can't even begin to imagine what it would have been like for me at school if my parents hadn't given me LOTR, Narnia, HP and the Dragons Riders of Pern to escape into. I would just, as Sherlock (from Sherlock, no duh) puts it, go into my Mind Palace and just imagine while I sat in class as my teachers basically ignored my existence because I fell into the too hard basket for most of them. And this didn't really change when suddenly something clicked in my head at eleven and the mass of scrawling back to front letter suddenly made sense... with Lord of the Rings, of all books - I owe it and Deltora Quest so, so much.
I still struggle with being Dyslexic from time to time and probably always will but I have found writing fanfiction helps. I'm still nowhere near writing Tolkien's level or C.S.Lewis (and probably never will) but I work on my writing everyday, improving slowly but surely. But if you do see a spelling error or grammar mistake or anything like that, don't flame me, just let me know in a review or a PM, tell me where the error is and I'll try and fix it ASAP. Because I appreciate being told because I need to know. I can't get better as a writer if I don't know that I'm still making silly grammatical mistakes. So yeah, if you see anything that is an error, let me know and I will fix it.
Thank you - If you want to skip to my fics now, go right ahead, I pretty much just waffle on about books, movies, tv shows and pairings that I like... and don't like. I really need to get myself a Blog or something
I know I've made it, is when...
The day I think I've made it as an Author (which will hopefully be one day and not when I'm in my sixties) is the day that I find that someone has written a fanfiction for my book/book series.
Sounds weird right? Well to me, how I see it is, it doesn't matter how many book awards you get or the money or the movie offers or whatever (yes all those things are great) but, to me, what would really make me realise that I have made it as an Author - besides the other big things like actually being published and seeing my book on the shelves in Kmart or a book store - would be the day that someone, just one person really, wrote a fanfic for my book/series.
Why? Because, I've been on here, this site (and other fanfiction sites, but mainly this one) for a number of years, and I've read some truly amazing pierces of fanfiction and I think to myself 'If I ever get around to getting all those stories I have sitting around on my Harddrive published and someone actually likes them enough to actually spend the time to write a fanfic for it, then I would be so happy! I have actually made it!'
I know it's a weird thing to think and feel this way, but in all honesty, nothing would make me happier as an Author than someone actually writing fanfic for my book. I would feel honoured in fact if someone actually did.
But yeah, to me, what would say the most in the world that I had made it as an Author would be if someone actually wrote a fanfic for/about my book. I'm weird like that, lol.
All Time Favourites (in no particular order):
Lord of the Rings By J.R.R Tolkien - Dad read these books to me as soon as he thought I was ready... I was seven years old. None of those silly Grimm tales for me, nope he threw me straight into Tolkien literature... and I'm so glad that he did.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - Had the first five chapters read to me when I was grade three and became quickly obsessed. And while there are certain things in the books I don't agree with, they are still one of my all-time favourite novels.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis - Another one to blame on my Dad, only this time my Mum didn't bite his head off about it, lol as she did when she found out he was reading LOTR to me at just seven. She read me The Hobbit when I was eight.
Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda - This series is one that is very close to my heart as it was the first series I read all by myself. I first read it when I was eleven, after I had finally, finally learnt how to read (I'm dyslexic, so it took me a long, long time to read. School was hell for me). I took this series with me on camping holidays and would read it over and over again. I love it with all my heart. My only criticism of it though, was the simply fact that the Shadow Lord was never defeated. Which always bothered me... a lot. Maybe it's because of LOTR and Narnia and all the other books I had had read to me before I read this series had always had the bad guy being defeated, they were never just left to their own devices and to continue plotting another take over. Anyway besides slight flaw in the series, it's a good series and always makes me smile whenever I read it.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - Found out about this series at work just after the third book came out. I worked at a DVD store with a bookstore just across the way, so after my shift, I duck across and buy the books. Took me three days to read all three of the books... I didn't sleep, lol. Loved the first book to death even though it made me cry, loved the second half of the second book and the third book? I know I'll be booed but I really don't like it and not simply because my favourite characters were killed (stupidly, I might add) but also because the book was simply stupid in various sections. Here we had a war being built up for basically seventy years and then ends in what? Six months? And we don't even see it because Katniss is either asleep or being held under house arrest. And Katniss mission? Don't get me started on that. Basically Mockingjay was a big disappointment to me. I was expecting a full and proper War to end all Wars story but that wasn't what I got at all. It's the only book I have reread in the series. Maybe I should in the New Year, grind my teeth and simply accept what I simply can not change.
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher - Again, Dad. But my Mum is also into this series to, so it's both their fault, hehehe, lol. I love the TV show as well. Was sad when it was Canned due to the Writer's Strike.
The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger - Dad, again. He gets me into a lot of book series that ultimately become favourites of mine. Probably one of the best Paranormal Romance series I have ever read. It's orignal without sparkly Vamps - Shush Twi-hards, while I never was one of you, I do like the Twilight series (even if the movies have killed some of my love.) and if I mock, it's only to survive not being pested (bashed) to death for liking this series - set in Victorian London, with the Supernatural being a normal part of every day life. I can't put into words how much I love this series.
Maximum Ride by James Patterson - I loved the earlier books but have been slack with the later ones, none of which I've read yet.
The Mediator series by Meg Cabot - Loved the books as soon as I laid my hands on them. Read the series probably once, sometimes twice a year since I was sixteen (I think)
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot - Lol, I hated this series when I was fourteen but grew to love it when I started rereading the series - the whole series, only read the first two books when I was fourteen - at the beginning of 2011. Yes, Mia still irritates me but then I'm not really reading it for her, but rather for Michael, Lilly, Lars and many of the secondary characters that only briefly appear or are mentioned because I'm curious to know more about them.
Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce - One of those series that I was meaning to read for a long time but only did when I was in my late teens and only thought to actually read the series because I found all four books in one at a second-hand book shop for I think ten dollars, lol. And I'm so glad I did. Yes, Allana makes me want to pull my hair out at time, but I do love her. Her and George and all their friends.
Chanters of Tremaris by Kate Constable - Probably read this series when I was a little too young for it but I love it and I read the series once a year.
The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan - I'm not really sure when or how I got into Percy but before the movie came out, I'm sure. It's strange reading the new series and not being in Percy's head but I love it all the same.
The Mything Series by Robert Asprin - Dad, again, lol.
The Tomorrow Series by John Marsden - School, actually. Had to read the first book when I was in year seven for English and then proceeded to read the next six books. The Ellie Chronicles, I'm not as fond of, but everytime I read the Tomorrow Series, I read EC afterwards.
A Song of Fire and Ice by George.R.R.Martin - I heard of the series from an early age but didn't start reading it until just after discoviering the Game of Throne TV series. I have to read these books in small dose or I become emotionally sick from all the horrible, crappy things happening to all the people in the books. Good story, would hate to live it.
The Unwind Series by Neal Shusterman - Another series that made me emotionally sick from reading it, it was so sad and heartbreaking but I love it. Would hate to live in the Unwind universe, but it's a fantastic story.
Lord of the Rings -
Frodo - I've loved him since I was six years old. No, seriously, I had a crush on him when I was six-seven (That is, when I wasn't turning him into a girl) and then again when the movies came out when I was ten to twelve, lol. I know some people thought and still think Elijah Wood is/was too young to play Frodo, but I thought and still think that he was and is the best person to play Frodo. He portrayed him exactly how I imagine dear Mister Frodo to be like; warm, caring, cheerful, loyal, completely true to his cause.
Sam - I'm sad to say that I didn't respect loyal, brave, sturdy Samwise when I was younger. He, when I was a child, was simply the sidekick to me, I didn't appreciate him as I should have or as I do now. Now, as an adult, I understand just how much he is the unsung Hero of the books. If it weren't for dear old Sam, the One Ring may (and probably wouldn't) never have been destroyed and all of Middle Earth would have fallen into shadow. Samwise Gamgee: Making Frying Pan's cool since 2001. Who knew frying pan's made awesome weapons? Sam did! 'I think I'm finally getting the hang of this'
Pippin - Because, honestly, who can not love Pip? As annoying as the poor little guy is at times, he's heart is in the right place.
Merry - Who is so much smarter than he is shown to be in the movie. Yeah, I was a little disappointed by how different movie!Merry is to book!Merry, but I live with it.
Gandulf - as manipulative as you are at times, we still love you!
Aragorn - Middle Earth's Once and Future King! He was how I was hoping BBC's Merlin Arthur would turn out to be like in the later seasons, but sadly, no such luck.
Eowyn - because she is awesome! She killed the Witch King! Nuff said.
Faramir - I like both book version and movie version. I know a lot of people, at least when the second movie first came out weren't at all happy with how he was portrayed in the movie, you know, being tempted by the One Ring and all. But I thought it made him more human. I've always liked Faramir, ever since I was seven, and I didn't think that by having him being almost corrupted by the ring as being a bad or dishonorable thing to his character, I thought that it built upon it and it was interesting to watch him struggle with his desire for the One Ring before finally realising that it needed to be destroy and released Frodo and Sam to continue on their journey to rid the world of it.
Gollum - It's a love/hate relationship for me with him. I hate him because he was evil and he wanted to hurt Frodo and Sam and he used to scary me worse than the Ringwraiths ever did when I was a kid. No honestly when he first started tracking the fellowship out of Moria and into Lothorian, I was terrified every time he was mention. And I love him because I pity him. I wish that he could have been completely redeemed at the end of the story and that Sam had given him more a chance because I do believe dear old Sam played a role in having Gollum return to his wicked ways with the way that Sam treated him. But yeah, love/hate relationship.
Bilbo - Oh gosh, Martin Freeman playing him! Wow. Of course completely different to how I used to see Bilbo, but he does such a great job! And really in the books (and the movie when the movie comes out I'm guessing this will happen), once Gandulf packs up and heads off to deal with Sauron in Dul Guldor, Bilbo really does become the brains behind the whole quest. He's the one who saves them from the spiders, and the elves by thinking up a way of getting them out of the Elf King's palace without being detected (Ok, yeah, he didn't really think the plan all the way through and sort of forgot about himself, but doesn't that just say what high regard he has for his friends, that he's thinking about them above himself. And he gets out... ok, so he gets rather wet and almost drowns, but still), is the one who figures out how to open the secret door at the Lonely Mountain and faces off with Smaug twice by himself, with only Balin going down the passage way with him, and he only goes as far as the doorway is still visible. Yeah, the little guy does make a few mistakes 'cougharkstonecoughgivingtobloodyelfkingcough' but he really is just a hobbit thrown into a world he really does not understand is completely different to the one he knows so well, but even so, he rose to occasion time and time again. I pretty impressed with Martin Freeman's portrayal of him so far, so fingers crossed that he'll be just as good in the next movie!
Thorin - is it wrong that I dislike (Not all of the time, but there are times when I want to find Sam's frying pan and hit him over the head with it... repeatedly. I mean, come on, he's so arrogant and full of himself and when poor Bilbo saves the companies butts, repeatedly (especially after Gandulf leaves, he becomes the brains behind the whole operation), does he thank him? No! He grumbles.) him in the books and yet adore him in the movies. I want to say that that has nothing to do with the guy who is playing him but... Richard Armitage!
Balin - Bilbo's BFF, though this is more in the book than in the movie. In the movie, Bofur seems to have taken over the role, but Balin still takes poor Bilbo under he's wing.
Bofur - for a dwarf who has so few lines in the book, he's definitely become a favourite after watching the film! First time I watched the movie he and his hat cracked me up, that and him stating the obvious, pointing out or describing things that really could go with out saying any more about. Second time I fell in love with his and Bilbo's friendship. I mean, I did notice it the first time round, but the second time I really registered it and really liked it. Bilbo really needs some good mates and in the book, it takes awhile for him to really make friends with the Dwarves, it really not until he saves them from the spiders and from the elven keep that he starts to get the respect that he deserves. But I'm glad that the movies are showing more his friendship with the Dwarves, in particular, Bofur, Balin, Fili, Kili and I suppose Mr Grumpy, the world hates me Thorin (kidding, I do love you Thorin).
Fili and Kili - One does not simply choose Kili without choosing Fili
Harry Potter -
Hermione: Because she makes being smart cool and nothing to be ashamed of. She is everything that a true best friend should be, always standing up for and by her friends but also remaining true to herself and not afraid to inform her friends when they are wrong.
Harry: As much as he annoyed me during the series, I do love him because he really is a hero of the story.
Serverus: I hate him and like him. He is the bravest man that ever lived and while Harry is the hero of the story, but so is Snape. I started liking/respecting Sev before I read book seven and his big reveal chapter. I started liking, or rather suspecting, that there was more to him than met the eye when I read that horrible chapter about his childhood in book five. That chapter made me start thinking that there was more to Sev and I seriously started hating James and the Marauders. And the book seven didn't really change my opinion of James and his friends. I know a lot of people will disagree with me and I know that it is said James changes once he leaves school and isn't like that all the time, but since the only time we really see him is when he's a bully, that's how I see him. James is a bully and I don't like him. But then, so is Sev but I can see where he's coming from. Doesn't excuse him for all the grief he's caused his students, but I can understand why he is so miserable. He had a crappy life and I just hope in the afterlife James, Sirius and everyone (and Lily) who was horrid to him in life all apologize to him.
Luna - Making being not normal cool and being strange is interesting.
Ron: I've actually forgotten how much I love Book!Ron. Movie!Ron is such a pale comparison to Book!Ron. I like Rupert Grint, but I don't like how Movie!Ron was written. Book!Ron is hilarious. But even with that said... Harmony... I will live by this ship until the day I die!
The Chronicles of Narnia -
Lucy: For having enough faith for everyone.
Edmund: Because he is a very real character to me. He evolved the most out of all the characters in the series, followed by, obviously Jill and Eustace.
Jill: I love her because while she is a pain in the butt early on in Silver Chair, she grows into a smart, kind, resourcful girl.
Eustace: The boy who proved he was far from useless and that Dragons can be big, gentle sook.
Reepicheep: I know he would hate it, and would possible stick me with his sword, but I honestly want to give him a big huge hug.
Deltora Quest -
Lief: Re-reading the series as an adult, I of course found Lief to be very frustrating in the first series but loving his maturity and growth in the second and third series.
Jasmine: At times I found her frustrating for all her hot-headed moments and for some of the silly things she says and does but given that she grew up al by herself with only birds, little animals and trees company, so I can't really stay mad or frustrated at her for long.
Anna: I know we don't know a lot about Anna - which I've always found to be rather annoying because of several reasons which I will go into - but clearly she is a woman made from very strong steel. I mean, this is a woman who gives up basically her whole life, her child's future (in a way) her family home, her very identity to two people she's never met before and whom her grandfather hated with all his being and so did she probably as the years went by felt similarly. I mean, how could you not when your suffering and your King does nothing to help. I'm sure even with Jarrad explaining ther circumstances in which the palace folk live, there is still some resentment towards royalty on Anna's part. Anyway, the point is she gave up basically everything, all in one night, for her husband useless friend and even more useless king. That takes a strong kind of woman, an even stronger kind to agree to go and live in the Forest of Silence of all places. Honestly the woman is a bloody legend and I just wished we had gotten to see her more or at least have Doom talk about her.
The Hunger Games -
Finnick: Because how can you know love him? Sugar Cube?
Annie: She's not really in the series much but I love her.
The Parasol Protectorate -
Alexia - Because she is awesome! She's a Victorian High-Born Lady who bosses a whole pack of werewolves around and has Vamps terrified of her. She beats people, supers or not, up with her parasol.
Conall - He's a gruff, tough, huge werewolf with a heart of gold. I love him.
Hermione & Harry - I DON'T CARE! I SHIP IT! I will gladly go down with this ship. I don't care what any one says about it, it is my ship and I don't want or need it getting any more holes blown into it by the Ron/Hermione shippers. I won't knock your ship and you won't knock mine, fair? I have loved Harmony since I was a child. I accept that they will always only be BFF but I still hold a torch for them because... they're just so right for each other. They complete each other in away Ron and Hermione never did for me. Harry and Hermoine just have this bond, it's unbreakable, they get and respect each other. And yes I am all for opposites attract, because Ron and Hermione are seriously the most polar opposite couple you can possibly find, but I've always felt them being more... brother/sister *ducks flying fruit and curse* I know people say, "oh, they argue all the time, they must love each other" and agree a lot of the time two people who fight a lot do like each other, but I always found Ron and Hermione's fight terribly sibling like, unlike some of the fights that Harry and Hermione have. And why they fight, Harry is desperate to make up with her again, even during third year, he's always looking for her, worrying about her even though he's made at her. Ron is actively mean to Hermione whenever they fight or at odds, while Harry, once he's over his anger at her, usually begins to understand the reasons behind whatever it was that made him angry at her in the first place. He realizes that whatever she has done, she's done it because she cares for him and wants him safe. Ron, I never got that impression from him. And Hermione, she's always there for Harry... always. She never leaves him. And yes that could be put down to true friendship or you could put it down to true love. I think of it as true love but I will accept at friendship. Either way, she's a better friend to Harry than Ron, because as I said she never leaves him. Harry never leaves Ron, but Ron always leaves them. In Third year (Hermione), Fourth year (Harry and by proxy Hermione), Sixth year (Hermione and Harry because Harry just sides with Hermione and when Ron's with Lavender, Harry is always with Hermione it seems) and Seventh year (Harry and Hermione). So yeah. But please I do love Ron, honestly I do but there are times I just find him to be a complete Prat.
Now to argument for Harry/Ginny. Did anyone else find their relationship too sudden and too perfect. Yes, I know Ginny had a crush on Harry for years but she had a crush on his name and fame no Harry himself. Yes she probably got to know him, but they barely interacted before sixth year and by that time she's so perfect for him that it almost makes you want to puke. It was too sudden, the movies dealt with their relationship a little better, with little looks in earlier movies, but otherwise, I felt the movies were shipping Harmony too. I like Ginny as a character, like I like Ron, but I still feel that Hermione and Harry would be better off together. Hermione is almost always the person Harry seeks out whenever he has a problem or he just needs someone to talk to. And the same goes for her. Once again this could be taken as BFFs and I accept that, I do, but a part of me feels that... well, they're hearts belong to the other. and nothing you can say will change my mind as I said, I will stick with this ship til the day I die.
Luna & Harry - Luna just gets Harry in a way no one else really did, not even Hermione. And the same goes for Harry with Luna. I'm not sure if I ship them so much as I like the idea of them being really good friends. I would have loved to have seen more moments between them in the books and movie because Luna is simply awesome. Why was she not paired with Neville, I ask you, WHY?!
Lily & Severus (as best friends), Remus & Tonks
The Mediator Series: Suze & Jesse, Cee Cee & Adam
Deltora Quest: Lief & Jasmine, Doom/Jarred & Anna
The Immortals Quarter: Daine & Numair
Song of the Lioness: Allana & George
The Tomorrow Series: Ellie & Homer
The Percy Jackson series: Percy & Annebeth
The Mortal Instrument series: Jace & Clary
Merlin - Obsessed with since it first came on TV and while not overly thrilled with how season 5 has been going, I don't want it to be the last season.
Haven: I was introduced to this wonderful series when I was on holidays in Orlando, America and saw the second episode of the third season. And while I had completely no idea what was going on - dogs turning into humans because their owner was a jerk towards them and everyone was acting like its a daily occurrence which I later learn it basically is and so on - I fell immediately in love with the characters - I have to admit it was Nathan and Duke who sold me - and wanted to know more about them. So as soon as I came back home to OZ I immediately went out and found Season one and two and I'm so glad that I did. Best Show ever!
Game of Thrones - This show makes me want to curl into a ball and cry at times - as do the books. I love it, but it, like the books, I can only watch in small doses or I get emotionally sick from it. I haven't really the stomach to watch people being cut up and tortured, so I need to take breaks between episodes.
Once Upon A Time - Discovered this show via Youtube when I saw a video for Rumple and Belle which of course perked my interest and basically my love the series and my love for Rum/Belle started. I admit I do prefer Enchanted Forest parts of the episodes rather than the Storybrooke part - I find them the boring part of the episode most of the time, being in the Enchanted Forest is far, far more interesting in my mind. Not always, but a lot of the time - I don't really like Emma very much - granted haven't seen much of season 2 so my opinion of her might change when I have seen it. I just find her frustrating a great deal of the time, but then I find Mary-Margaret frustrating too but I adore Snow White. Actually this is actually true for all the Storybrooke counterparts, find them frustrating but adore their Enchanted Forest true selves.
FireFly - My Dad introduced me to series when I was about fourteen-fifteen years old. Didn't tell me that it had been Can and let me sulk for three days afterwards when I did find out before he showed me the movie. He's an evil bugger but I love him still for introducing me to this glorious show which I hold close to my heart and will always be a favourite of mine.
Doctor Who - Didn't really like it when I first started watching it, but granted I was like five at the time my Dad introduced me to it so I think I can be forgiven. I was more into Ten's seasons but I am growing to like Matt Smiths seasons, if only because of Amy and Rory whom I love with all my heart. Poor Rory, stop killing him already!
Primeval - I am now the proud owner of the box set, I am so happy!
Sanctuary - Dad, again. Stopped watching it for awhile after a certain character was killed off but got back into it when I heard Tesla would be in it more.
StarGate: SG1 - How many weekends I spent with my Dad simply watching episode after episode of the series is insane. I adore O'Neill and Daniel and the banter that these two share in most episodes and of course am a Carter/O'Neill fan.
StarGate: Atlantis - I didn't really get into SGA until I started watching season 2 then I became obessed with it. It's my favourite out of all the StarGate series.
StarTrek: Next Generation - The series that introduced me to the StarTrek franchise. It holds a special place in my heart. I adore Patrick Stewart and Captain Picard and basically everyone else, really.
StarTrek: Deep Space Nine - I forgot until recently how much I adored this series. It is the series that I watched the least of the StarTrek series I've watched. In my mind the last two seasons of DS9 were the best, the full-out War seasons and also because Odo and Nerys are together. I've always had a soft spot for Odo since I was a small kid.
Babylon 5 - Another series I watched with my Dad when I was very small. It's been awhile since I've watched it but I have fond childhood memories of the series.
*My Dad is responsible for introducing me to the Sci-Fi Series above. There are more - a hellva lot more - but these are my favourite and have been since early childhood.
Rose/10th Doctor - I don't know what to say. This probably mainly due to beautifully written fanfiction but also the show itself.
Rose/Clone-Doctor - not the best ending, but I live with it.
Amy/Rory - Rory. No, honestly its only because of Rory that I started liking Amy.
Merlin/Freya - I would have loved if more time had been spent on this relationship, to build upon it and so on. But even so, mainly due to some awesome fanfics, this couple is one of my all time favourites and I always get a bit teary whenever the two of them get reunited, even for just a couple of minutes/seconds. Why couldn't the writers have spent just a little more time with them, why!
Arthur/Gwen - Didn't really care for it much to begin with but mainly due to Merlin, himself, routing for them, I started routing for them too. During the first two series I was actually routing for Arthur/Morgana and I'm pretty well versed in Arthurian legends, so yes, I knew that they were half brother and sister. THREW THEIR MOTHER, not UTHUR dammit! Arthur and Morgana shared the same mother, Uthur was not related to Morgana in any away except threw the marriage of her mother. Ok, yes, I've stopped venting now. Um, anyway, yes for the first two - maybe even to the middle of third up to the episode in which Uthur lets out his um little secret... Bastard! - I was actually a bit of an Arthur/Morgana fan. I mean, they changed enough in the show, it was highly possible that these two could/would end up together.
Audrey/Nathan - these two just need to be together. I mean, honestly, they just have to be. They're just meant to be!
Duke/Julia - I really liked the idea of Julia and Duke. Even when she was mad at him at the end of series one, I was hoping that they would ended up together but NOOOO... the writers sent her off to... um, I can't actually remember where they said she went to but somewhere that isn't Haven. I was quite sad about that.
Duke/Claire - Why must the Haven writers keep blowing holes in my ships? First with Duke/Julia! Than Nathan and Audrey! And now Duke and Claire. Don't ask me why I like Duke/Claire, I just see her - like with Julia - as someone who could possibly keep Duke out of trouble. maybe not very well, because this is Duke after all but I could see this relationship working with a bit of time and effect. But of course that's not going to happen now, is it?!?! I swear season four better bring back Julia or given someone so utterly meant for Duke that we'll all be screaming for them to be together and completely forget about Nathan and Audrey. I love Duke, I want him to be happy :) Is that so much to ask?
Ashley/Henry - another of my ships blown to smithereens!
Helen/Nikola Tesla - I think the only reason I like this ship is simply because I love Tesla. That's basically it. I love Tesla! I like Helen. I want them to be together, simple as that!
Connor/Abby - they were meant to be from the beginning.
Jess/Becker - I know a lot of people find Jess annoying but being a bit of a Jess like person myself, I quite like her. That being said, if I was Jess I would have my eyes on Connor, not Becker but whatever, I still love these two.
Matt/Emily - I didn't really start liking Matt until Emily appeared which is probably why I love them together. Apart, I really couldn't care about them, I'd much rather watch something about Connor/Abby or Jess/Becker. But when these two are together, they have my full and undivided attention :)
Vampire Diaries: Elena/Damon (I prefer these two), Elena/Stefan
Game of Thrones:
Arya/Gendry - These two are pretty one of the few reasons I watch this show at all. As you've probably read above I find the show and books emotionally draining. I want these two to live and be together so badly it hurts.
Sansa/Tyrion - I can't believe I like these two! I am a sick, twisted person! But I can't help it. I just do. Their scenes make me smile and even though I know what will happen to them in the books, I still have a tiny spark of hope for them.
The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit - Whenever I feel down, I'll have a LOTR Marathon. I can't wait for the days when I can have a Hobbit (all three movies) and LOTR marathon. Best Weekend ever!
Harry Potter - Some annoyed me to no end, others I loved. I think the thing that pissed me off the most about these movies is that they leave out all of Snape's awesome lines. I mean, the guy, in the books, has some of the best lines ever. Especially when it's about Harry or when Harry and he get into their verbal fights. I mean, beside from his infamous line of 'DON'T CALL ME COWARD!' at the end of the sixth book (Movie, such a let down, so many good moments lost. only saving grace were the tiny Harry/Hermione moments 'sigh') but what about his awesome rant at the end of POA! "THIS - HAS - SOMETHING - TO - DO - WITH - POTTER!" I was really looking forward to see Alan Rickman do this scene - it's a favourite of my Dad's and mine. When he was reading this to me he just got the tone so perfect - and I admit I was more than a little heartbroken when it wasn't there. So much so that I made my Dad read the section of the book to me - he did all the character voices when he read and he had Snape's one down to a T - just to make me feel better.
There were of course other issues that I had with the films but if I went into all of them, you would get tired of reading my rants and never get to all my stories, so I'll stop here before I scare you all away. If I haven't done so already, lol
Star Wars - Original trilogy, not the new ones, The Revenge of the CGI. My Dad introduced them to me when I was just a little girl and I loved them with a passion, even though I was extremely confused as to why they 4, 5 and 6. The conversation my poor dad had to go threw, when the Phantom Headcase came out, to explain to me why it was called one even though it should be four too hours apparently.
Pirates of the Caribbean - I have something of a love/hate for this movie series. Sometimes I love it, other times, I just get completely and utterly frustrated with it and its characters. Second movie in particular.
Jack the Giant Slayer - I flipping love this movie. I don't know why it's gotten such a hard time. I mean, yes the CGI is somewhat... ok, it just bad, but it gives the giants more character with how made their CGI is. I mean, Gollum from FOTR still wins hands down, but I don't see why this movie get torn apart as it does simply because the CGI isn't quite up to the quality that we're now used to, but its still a great story. The only down side for me with the movie was that Isabelle ended up with Jack. Both my Step-Dad and I were routing for Elmont for the whole movie. Not because we didn't like Jack -we did - but we just really liked Elmont. Elmont just has so much character, everything he did and said had me grinning like the secret fangirl that I am. I'm all for the underdog getting the glory and coming out on top and proving everyone wrong - oh and getting the girl - which is what happened with Jack. And i'm fine with that. I just really, really wanted Elmont to end up with Isabelle. That's my views and i'm sticking with them. Maybe when I'm finished writing The Most Precious of Treasures (my Hobbit fanfic) I'm might write a Jack the Giant Slayer fanfic... I already have an idea of what I want to write, I just need to find the time to write it.
Snow White and the Huntsman - I quite like this movie, even with all its flaws (cough Kristen Stewart). Yes, some parts were a bit long and boring and the characters could be too over dramatic at times.
How to Train your Dragon - My gods I love, love, love this movie!
Fruits Basket - Fruits Basket was the series that first introduced me to the world of Manga/Anime. Oh sure I watch Pokémon, Digimon, Sailor Moon, CardCaptors and Dragon Balls Z in the mornings when I was kid, but Fruits Basket was, years late, what truly introduced me to Manga and Anime. I quickly fell in love with the wacky but surprisingly serious at times plot. I adored Kyo and desperately wanted him and Tohru to get together - but in saying that I was also ok with her ending up with either Yuki or Momiji. I had a definite soft spot for all the guys in the series; Kyo being my all time fav, then Yuki, Momiji, Haru, Hatori... the list pretty much goes on with the guys. Tohru holds a very special place in my heart mainly because when I started reading Fruits Basket, I was home-schooling and I was quite lonely and she just felt like the friend I desperately needed at the time. Corny I know, but that was how it was.
The anime of the series, I'll admit, as much as I enjoyed - and I really do, whenever I'm down or in anime mood but don't want to think too hard or just have a good laugh, I'll put it on and giggle my way through it - it still left much to be desired. I mean, besides from the fact that it was way too short - in my mind - only covering the first six volumes with a few episode stories being taken from later volumes here and there, it was still too short and the ending... Kyo's transformation and that whole arc as beautiful and traumatic as it was in the anime, just didn't feel like it has the same potency and true horror and sadness that the manga held. I remembering being in tears during volume six and while I did shed a few tears during those last two or so episodes, it just wasn't the same. The art wasn't as pretty as the manga either. I know,
Favourite Characters of Fruits Basket
Kyo - From the moment he came threw\fell threw the roof of Tohru's room and started talking all badass until, of course, Tohru hugs him, turns him into a cat and he has his massive freak over who she is. As the series went on, I just fell for him more and more. I figured out fairly early on that he had some connection to Tohru from prior to series - besides the whole everyone in that series had someone connected to someone else, no matter how weird or confusing some of the connections were. I swear, there were some that I was like 'Aw, C'mon, are you serious? How the hell do they know each other? Seriously? That's-that's how... Ok, fine...' - not through the hat though - I for some reason, always felt that had something to do with Yuki, which Hey, I was right about - I just thought there was some connection. Which of course, there was and when I found out what it was I was like, 'OH... that actually makes a whole lot of sense for what Hanna was saying in volume 4. FORESHADOWING!!!!'
'cough' anyway, Kyo I love him and even though the last few volumes had me screaming and crying over how stupid he was, by the end of the series he still had me crying, only this time from happiness because he was happy and he was with Tohru.
His English voice actor, Jerry Jewell, I don't really like him as Kyo, not because he voices Kyo badly, it just that I had my own idea as to how Kyo sounds in my head and while Jerry Jewell might suit how Kyo sounds at the beginning of the series, as the series goes on, my idea of who Kyo should sound and how Jerry Jewell voices him are two completely different things.
Tohru - Like I said previously, Tohru was the friend that at the time I was seriously obsessed with Fruits Basket I desperately needed. Even now, when I'm lonely or sad, I'll read Fruits Basket, in particular, one of her inspiring speeches scenes and I feel all good again. I know a lot of people think or at least did think, that she was a very weak character and the way she dealt with things was weak and unrealistic. Those are not my thoughts, I think she was very strong and brave with how she dealt with some of the serious, heart-wrenching moments that occur within the series. Yes, she cried quite a bit but wouldn't you? With all the stress she was under in the last half of the series, it was amazing that her nervous break downs weren't more serve! Tohru is/was a very strong character and I wish we had more anime/manga heroines like her. Yes, I might have preferred if she wasn't so dense at times, but that just added to her charm. And the fact that she keeps on trying, despite how many times she's knocked down and hurt both emotionally and physically, is a true testament to just how strong she really is. Yeah, she did do a runner in the last volume when Kyo turns up at the hospital but hey, wouldn't you after you get rejected by your true love and not remembering that he actually confessed his love for you after you fall of a cliff and had your arm slashed up by a psychotic woman? Tohru is a very strong character and I admire her as much now as I did then.
Yuki - gosh, what can you say about Yuki? I love him. I mean, I love Kyo of course but I can just relate you Yuki a little more. He's just such a sad character that you want to just cuddle, but he keeps on trying and trying and eventually things start to look brighter for him. I love his relationship with Tohru and I was sorry it wasn't as obvious in that later half of the series, what with Tohru being busy with trying to break the curse and her feelings for Kyo and Yuki being busy with new friends and simply trying to sort himself out the very best he can. I do love his relationships with the student council, my gods those chapters focused solely on them just about course my sides to burst from laughing so hard.
Momiji - whenever I feel like life is getting tough, I just think about Momiji and suddenly things really don't seem so bad - same goes for when I think of Yuki or Kyo. Honestly this little dude, at first I couldn't stand him because I just couldn't handle his wackiness and I really just wanted to focus of Kyo, Yuki and Tohru but as the series went on, I couldn't get enough of him. He made me just want to try harder at everything and anything I did.
Kisa - I named my second ferret after her. If I had a little sister I would want her to be just like her, excluding the bullying. I would not stand for her being bullied!
Inuyasha - Second Manga/Anime series I got into and got more than a little obsessed with. It was kind of sad just how obsessed I got with Inuyasha. Actually the only reason I stopped being un-obsessed with it was a) I got into new things and b)it was taking so bloody long to get anywhere for quite sometime, so I got a bit over it. I got back into when the series was coming to a close, but then I went back to being obsessed over other things.
Princess Tutu - Youtube! It was all Youtubes fault for this. No, seriously it is. I watched a fan-made video for it and became hooked - funny how often that now happens, lol. It took forever for me to actually get my hands on the box set so I spent I think five months before I got the box set watching hundreds of hours of youtubes vids and reading so much Princess Tutu fanfic that I basically knew the whole content of the series before I even watched it. Yes, I know spoilers. But I don't mind spoilers, spoilers don't take anything of the story away for me, in fact I prefer to read spoilers - particularly for scary or suspenseful movies/series - just so I can brace myself for those scary or suspenseful moments. Anyway, when I finally got my hands on the box set, I admit I was a tad taken aback by how cutesy everything was - by reading all the fanfiction I could find I had been prepared for a really dark, angsty show and anyone who has watched the show knows that first season, isn't quite that. But anyway, I stuck with it, fell in love with Fakir, shipped Mytho and Rue even though a)Mytho had no personality and b) Rue was a complete and util control freak but given how Mytho is in those first couple of episodes you can kinda understand why. As the series goes on of course things steadily get darker - even though you are at times fighting off the nagging thoughts of 'how does no one click that Duck is Princess Tutu or Kraehe is Rue?! They're not even wearing Phantom of the Opera masks or anything! FAKIR! How are you so blind?!' - there are a few moments where you go 'that's soooo sad' or 'AW! Fakir does have a heart' - I started to ship Fakir/Duck after the episode he cried with her in his arms as duck. I mean, who didn't start shipping them or at the very least start liking him by the end of this episode? I mean, I already liked Fakir and was shipping Fakir/Duck pretty hard before watching the series due to fanfiction and youtubes vids but that episode just made me feel all warm and gooey inside, lol.
Season two of this show is the one that stands out in memory most for me because it dealt with the issues I had read about in fanfiction and had been dying to watch. I prefer season two over one because it is so much darker and it has so much more at stake and Mytho has a personality, an evil one granted, but he certainly had his moments of being absolutely hilarious lol. Also this season deals more heavily with Fakir and Ahiru and his coming into his mad and extremely awesome writer's power. I truly love this season, I love how Rue get truly upset and remorseful over what she has allowed to happen to Mytho, how she struggles with her fate and her "father's" wishes. I love Autor as he cracks me up and he can mess with Fakir in a way that is just hilarious. My only problem with the whole series, and I think everyone who has watched the series has the same problem, is the ending. I mean, I knew how it was going to end but when I actually came to watching it, I was bawling my eyes. It's such a stupid, bittersweet ending! She's a duck! a DUCK! In my mind, after everything settles down with the town and people get on with their lives without it being messed with, Duck gets turned back into a human. Seriously, she deserves to be a girl, she deservers to live a long and happy human life... with Fakir. So in my mind, she gets turned back into a human after something six months after the series ends.
Slayers - Fanfiction actually. A cross-over fanfiction actually which told me absolutely nothing about what this mad, wacky absolutely hilarious and yet surprisingly dark at times series was about. This fanfiction cross-over - I think it was actually a cross-over with Princess Tutu. Don't ask me what it was about, I only remember I was depressed because I had just finished watching the series and I needed a pick-me up and this fanfic fell into my lap and introduce me to the mad and hilarious world of Slayers - introduced me to Slayers, perked my interest and so as soon as I was able I bought the first season from my local DVD place and spent a whole day watching it. My first reaction to it was "Oh my gods... what I am I watching? this is insane! It makes no sense! What - the - hell? Hey, that blue guy in the cream cloak is cool' and so on. I think I probably would have ditched the series pretty quick if weren't for Lina and more importantly Zelgadis - especially when Crispin Freeman started voicing him. Those two made me want to understand and explore the Slayer world more and if Amelia and Gourry weren't in the series, I would probably have shipped these two.
Logically my brain complains and loudly states that I really should ship Lina/Zel because they really do suit each other; he keeps her, reasonably but not always, under controlled and thinking about the situation and she keeps him focus and makes him not lose his marbles... of course, they do drive each other up walls but what's a good relationship without a few bumps? And its fun to watch them discuses and plan hugely powerful magical feats and actually do it. All these reasons plus more my brain points out as to why I should ship them but... they're just so good with Line being with Gourry and Zel being with Amelia. Part of the reason I started liking Amelia was because of Zel. It's insane, it makes logical sense for Zel and Lina to be together and yet, I'm absolutely fine with the canon pairs.
I like to think, with Amelia I mean, that with being in the company of Lina and Zel, that having them as her role models will with time mature her and make her somewhat less childish. I mean, I'm all for her Justice loving antics but my gods girl, get down from that bloody tower and stop seeing things so black and white, look who you hang out with! look who you have a serious crush on! The world is more than just black and white, open your eyes, honestly!
'cough' Anyway, I would love to see an older, more mature version of Amelia because out of all the Slayers I think - if we saw them as adults - she's be the one who would have changed the most. She has a good head on her shoulders, she just needs to use it a little more and calm down her justice loving a few notches.
I'm all for fantasy and kicking huge monsters butts but I wouldn't have minded if the series focused maybe a little more on the relationships, maybe have a few more Lina/Gourry, Zel/Amelia and even Xellos/Fillia moments here and there. I mean, there are some serious moments in there for these couples, but I would like a few more that weren't brought on simply because one or both were about to die!
The 70th Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series)
Annie Cresta is seventeen years old and has no wish to be District's Four next girl tribute. She had two more years before she would have been safe from entering the Games, but the Capital has other ideas for her. The 70th Hunger Games, Ladies and Gentleman. May the odds be ever in your favour!
Note: Am up to writing Part 3 of this fanfic only currently I have writer's block meaning updates for this fanfic are scattered but it's a good read and is up to Twenty-Four chapters.
The Bravest Flame (Jane and the Dragon)
The land has grown old and forgetful, allowing for ancient evil to spread its roots far and wide, deep within the earth and sprouting up when one least expects it. A sole dragon flies the skies and all eyes appear to be upon him and his rider. To what lengths will evil go to get them under its control? Not your average Jane and the Dragon fanfic.
Note: A chapter fanfic. Meant for older readers, 13-15 years and over. This fanfic basically came about when I was sick of writing my other fics and needed a break from them, only now this fic has shot to being my main fanfic that I am writing. It's going to be a long and involved fic - going to be? It already is, lol - and I think it'll at lease be split into two parts. Part one is when the kids are still basically their respective ages in the show while part two will take place about eight years in the future. The first chapter is up and following chapters will be posted depending on the interest I recieve fo for it.
Fanfictions that are In-Progress but will probably never be completed:
A Forgotten Life (Twilight Series)
She is a lone, unique Vampire, with no memory of her past. She has been made to forget everything of her life, even the one she love most. Now she is returning to Forks 56 years later and her past is about to catch up to her, but will she remember in time
Note: I lost interest in both the fanfic and the series. It's not your average Twilight fanfic - at least I've never read anything like it, but then, it's been a long while since I've read any Twilight fanfic - and if you can ignore all the grammar and spelling mistakes - sorry about that, I had no beta and I'm dyslexic - it's not a bad read.
Death Sight (The Mediator Series)
Five years have passed since book 6 and Suze is once again having ghost problems, but this is different from anything she has ever faced. Ghosts are disappearing from all areas by foil means and it up to Suze to stop it, but she has her own problems too.
Note: I do want to complete this at some point in time but at the moment have lost inspiration for this fic. Once again if you can ignore the grammar and spelling mistakes of this fanfic, it's a fun read.
Completed Chapter Fanfictions:
The Tale of The CracKing and His Princess series (The Princess Diaries/In-Progress):
1. CracKing, the First
No matter what he does, he can't seem be able to get her out of his head. He's tried everything; avoiding & ignoring her, calling her only by her last name and simply being a Jerk to her. But nothing has worked. Why? Michael POV of Book 1.
2. CracKing, the Second Round
It's the 2nd round for Michael and he still can't think how to ask Mia out, hiding behind class and club activities to be closer to her. But will something happen to make him change this tactic? Read and find out. Micheal's POV of Book 2
3. CracKing, the Third Times the Charm
I've never been one who despairs over something. Obsessed over something, yeah sometimes. But despair over something? Yeah not so much. But that was basically what I was doing right now. Despairing over the fact that she'll never be mine. Book 3 Mike POV
4. Set Forth LinuxRulz
So M&M are finally together, but could there be trouble already on the horizon for them? Find out what is going on in Michael's head during book 4 of PD. This fic is a part off my CracKing series, so please read those 3 fics first, thanks.
5. The Fifth Note of SkinnerBX
The Fifth Note of SkinnerBx, part five in my CracKing series.Be inside Michael's head & discover what he is thinking during the disaster of Mia's birthday dinner, at her birthday party, during his sister crusade against Les Hautes Manger & his graduation
Note: Is basically complete except that it's epilogue is not yet posted up.
To Score A Princess (Princess Diaries)
All the girls at AEHS swoon over him. The guys there either want to be his best mate or wish for him to curl up in a hole and die! To everyone he is Josh Richter and this is his story of how he scored the Princess!
Note: A sister fanfic for CracKing, the First. Doesn't need to read together, but its not a bad idea to read this fanfic after you have read CracKing, the First just for some extra information and so on.
Fanfictions I would like to write in the future (Or preferrably in 2013):
Princess Diaries fanfics that I want to write... at some point
The Tale of The CracKing and His Princess series (The Princess Diaries)
I really, really want to finish of this series, desperately, which of course means I need to write up the next five books from Mike's POV. Not the easiest thing to do considering how little Michael's in these books and also considering how much I dislike book 6, 7, 8 and 9 - Mia, Michael, Lilly and JP all frustrating me and make me want to strangle them - but I'm not allowing myself to write book 10 until I've written the others ;_;. So hopefully 2013 will be the year for the last five books.
Ideas for Titles for the last five books:
Book 6: Six Feet Under SkinnerBox
Book 7: The Seventh Symphony of SkinnerBox
Book 8: Eight Steps to Chaos
Book 9: Life Sucks to the Nth Degree
* Note1: I'm thinking of simply combining books 8 and 9 together as just one fanfic because there is only a couple of days between them and also I don't know what to write for the time Michael spends in Japan - If anyone has any ideas PM me, I'd love to hear them or any other ideas for these last five fics.
Book 10: Ten More Seconds
* Note2: I'm not completely sold on this title so any ideas for a title for book ten, again PM and I'll put it to a vote.
There are two chapter fanfics that I want to write for the Princess Diaries series one called 'A Princess in Chaos' and the other 'Forever Crowned'. Only problem is they have both ended up being extremely adult for this series, dealing with issues that I wanted the series to address along with other issues that would be way too adult for younger readers so I'm uming and ahing over whether I should keep writing both of them - They're also going to be very long, so I want to have some kind of following before I commit myself to these projects. If anyone is interested in these two fics and want to have a rough idea what they're are about PM me and I'll give you the cliff-notes versions about them both.
Welcome to the New Age (Merlin):
I've always meant to write a Merlin fanfic before this, before the end I mean, but only now I've been inspired to write anything... mainly due to the fact that season five has annoyed me to no end. It has made me cry and scream and want to put my foot through the TV. This fanfic, if it goes to how I plan, will be how I wanted season five to go... at least the end of it. Don't expect this fic anytime soon as it will probable be awhile before it will be posted up but it's on the cards to be written.
I will eventually write a Haven fanfic, but I want to see season three before I start writing up the idea that I have.
There are obviously other fanfics that I want to write but, I think I'll hold back on them until I get my in-progress fanfics finished and some of these written too.
Anyway, enough chattering from me. Please enjoy my fanfics and reviews are much loved and appreciated.