Author has written 3 stories for Heroes.
"I've met tale-spinners before, Jake, and they're all cut more or less from the same cloth. They tell tales because they're afraid of life."--Roland Deschaine The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
Hello all, TMM1205 here! I'm a single, 36 year old from the beautiful state of Georgia. I'm also a couch potato with the ass to show for it! I'm currently pretty harried since I'm "raising" a spoiled little cockapoo named Nina while working full-time as a nurse and considering going BACK to school to get my Master's Degree in nursing. My favorite movie is The Godfather, my favorite tv shows are Heroes, Glee, the American version of The Office (I heart Jim!), The Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Cougar Town, and 24, and my favorite books are Gone With the Wind and Rebecca. I'm also a big J.K. Rowling and Stephen King fan. I've got extremely eclectic tastes in movies, television and music that pretty much fall all over the spectrum. I used to write fanfic waaaaaay back (you know, in the dinosaur days of slow-ass dial ups, etc) but then the soap I wrote for went to hell in a handbasket and I quit. I got back into this when a story popped in my head that refused to freakin' leave, so now I'm here and I'm writing again. If you like it, cool, if you don't well, that's cool too. I'm doing this because I love it, everything else is just whipped cream on the cake.
One of my all-time favorite movie quotes: "Dear Diary: Heather told me she teaches people "real life." She said, real life sucks losers dry. You want to fuck with the eagles, you have to learn to fly. I said, so, you teach people how to spread their wings and fly? She said, yes. I said, you're beautiful."
Likes: Quentin Tarantino movies, my Ipod, dogs (especially spaniels), babies (want one, sooooo badly), medical professionals (my idols), most music except for country, mushy movies starring Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock or Reese Witherspoon, hilarious laugh-out loud movies that have a ton of scatalogical humor because I might be a 36 year old woman, but I'm a 12 year old boy at heart, Kevin Smith mainly for the previous reason, Jane Austen novels, movies based on Jane Austen novels, the word "fuck" I fucking love that word, it's truly the most perfect word in the English vocabulary, I swear to God almighty (which might be another reason I pray on the altar of Kevin Smith), the Matrix movies AND the sequels (what? kiss my ass), Star Wars (the original 3, accept no substitutes) damn near any movie based on a comic book, with the exception of The Fantastic Four which sucked all kinds of ass, Television Without Pity, snarkiness and sarcasm, gardenias, stargazer lillies, almost anything with chocolate . . .
Dislikes: people that mistreat their dogs. I mean, seriously. If' you're going to go to the trouble to adopt one, don't treat it like a burden and don't just push it away and ignore it! They're called COMPANION ANIMALS for a reason, seriously! I could be a little emo about that though, since my 4-legged snootchie poochie passed away in January 2007, (poor baby, she was so old, but she was a survivor for so long. Went blind, had two strokes and still kept on trucking for almost 11 years) but I get extremely pissy about people that mistreat their pets, especially their dogs! Mushy movies that don't star Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock or Reese Witherspoon, Quentin Tarantino Interviews (I'd suggest Ritalin for him, but then his movies would probably suck), people that act superior to others (especially those who create C2's solely in order to slam writer's OC's, if you don't like the character or the story, don't fucking read it, ass-hat), bullies (which may be why I dislike the people in the previous entry), loogies, and those emails people send out that have a picture where something jumps out of the picture--I really hate that shit. It's not funny, it scared the hell out of me, stop it before I stop YOU. Roses (except for pink ones) because they're kind of overrated, people that look at me like "should you really be eating that?" . . .
I know, I'm kind of opinionated.
Someone dissing your character and calling you a Suethor? Screw 'em! Remember these words of wisdom:
"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun."
"I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success."
"Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor."
"Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent. "
"You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it."
"The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!"
And if you want to change your story because you're getting shit, remember this quote and LIVE BY IT:
"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. "
I'm going to steal an idea here from my pal OnyxRiver, along with other writers and start a blog to talk about the stories, etc. so here goes:
January 25, 2011
Well, here's my latest update as to everything that's been going on:
I graduated nursing school at the end of July, then spent the next 3 months studying for my state boards. In October, I passed the NCLEX nursing exam on the first try--YES!!! That was the hardest test I've ever had to take, hands down. I walked out of the building after taking that test in tears--I just KNEW I'd flunked the hell out of it, so when I got the "YOU PASSED!" email a few days later, I was thrilled! I sent applications to most of the hospitals within an hour's drive of my home (and there are quite a few) but finally decided to stay at the hospital where I'd worked for 14 years. I was hired in the ER and started a few days after my 36th birthday in December. So far, I've been orienting 3 nights a week in the ER and it's been pretty stressful, but I think once I get the hang of everything, I'll be fine.
Now to the future of my stories:
I just finished re-reading Fear Itself and I re-read the outline I had for the final 10 chapters. Yep, Fear Itself will end at Chapter 50--not counting the epilogue. Chapter 41 was already about 1/4 of the way finished, so now I just have to finish writing it. With a little luck, it should be posted by next Sunday at the latest. Once I finish that story, I'll finish The Furies and then write the sequel to that one. I'm still on the fence about a sequel for Fear Itself. I go back and forth on whether or not I can write one or not. And, just to make me even crazier, I've gotten ANOTHER idea for a whole new Sylar-centric story, taking place at the end of the Heroes final episode, so I've got a LOT to do!
That's all for now! Thanks for all of the great feedback and I swear I haven't given up on writing. I just need to find the time, peace and quiet to get back into it! Damn Facebook and it's time-sucking ways! LOL!
July 6, 2010
HOLY SHIT! I knew I had been lax in updating this page, but--DAYUM!! I haven't updated this page in a year and a half? That's weak, I know.
First thing off the bat: Still in nursing school and I'm (hopefully) three weeks away from graduation!!! WOOT!!! I've now been a nursing student for almost two years and I have to say, these last two years have kicked my friggin' redneck ass!!! I don't know how Peter Petrelli did it. No wonder he was so damn emo! Yeah, I know he's a fictional character, but still . . .
Second thing: I've been getting all of the awesome reviews! I cannot even BELIEVE that my stories are still being read and discovered and I would just like to say "thank you, from the bottom of my heart" to all of the wonderful readers who have taken the time to review my stories. Just because I haven't responded to anyone doesn't mean that I haven't gotten the reviews, they're all forwarded to my email. I'm going to sit down as soon as this nursing school craziness is over with and reply to everyone who has sent in a review in the last couple of years.
Third thing: My stories might be on hiatus, but I still have a plan for all of them. After I graduate and 1. get over the celebration hangover that will be much deserved and 2. get caught up on all of the sleep I've missed in the last two years (which is a lot) I'm going to start writing again. On my agenda: finish Fear Itself. I have the final chapters outlined, I just have to sit down and write them out--after I re-read everything, LOL! Next on the agenda, work on and finish The Furies and then start writing the sequel Hell Hath No Fury. The title to the new story will make sense pretty quickly. I may not be as prolific with my writing as I once was, especially at first, because I'm going to have to start studying for the NCLEX (the test you have to take to get your nursing license) but after I officially become an RN and get a job, hopefully in the ER where I already work, I'll start doing as much writing as I can, when I'm not working or feeding my Facebook addiction.
Anyway, that's what's going on here in TMM town. Now I've got to hit the books again and study neurology and bioterrorism as well as review the stuff I've been studying this semester (Shock/Burn/Emergency, Respiratory, Cardiac) so I can pass the next test and get ready to blow my final out of the water! Until then, take care everyone!
December 3, 2008
Wow! I didn't realize how long it had been since I updated this page! I know I haven't been doing ANY writing in almost the last five months, and for that, I apologize to my readers. I'm a week away from completing my first semester as a full-fledged nursing student and it has been a wild ride! My finals are next week, so keep your fingers crossed! Actually, I'm doing okay in the class. I have a solid B at the moment and I would have to seriously biff my final in order to flunk, but it HAS been known to happen, so I'm studying my butt off at the moment.
The good news is that once the finals are out of the way a week from today, I'll be able to spend a month dedicated to writing! My goal is to work on Fear Itself as much as possible over the holidays and get that story finished. It's been almost a year and a half since I first started working on it, so it'll be good to get it out of the way.
I would like to thank those of you who have discovered my stories in the last few months and have left reviews. I haven't been able to break away from studies long enough to reply back, but that doesn't mean I haven't read the reviews. There are a few things I would like to say, however:
1. New Alliances and Fear Itself were both started AFTER the end of Season 1 and BEFORE the beginning of Season 2, much less Season 3. They are basically only canon to the events of Season 1 (Hannah's death notwithstanding, I found out she died in the GN after I posted a chapter where she was alive and well and decided "fuck it, I like her, she's still alive for me" and left her in). There are MANY things that have happened in Seasons 2 and 3 that contradict my stories, I know this. Dudes, I am not fuckin' Kreskin, okay? I know that it's been revealed NOW that Gabriel/Sylar doesn't eat the brains, etc., but it was sort of alluded to in the first couple of seasons, especially Season 1 when he was always talking about "give me that list so that I can sink my teeth in!" and Molly's comment about him eating the brains. Please remember when reading those stories that Seasons 2 and 3 did not exist when those stories started. I mean, let's be honest, if I tried to make those two stories canon to the two latest seasons, there would be some incest going on between a couple of characters, know what I mean?
2. That said, I know I added Elle and Bob to Fear Itself. I added those characters after Season 2 had started because I liked Kristen Bell's performance and I thought she'd make a good addition to the story. However, she's not "Season 2" Elle. She's not the Elle that nabbed Peter, she's not the Elle that toyed with his emotions, etc while he was locked up, because at the end of Season 1, he wasn't locked up, he was still a big fireburst in the sky with Nathan. I simply took those characters and put them in a new alternate reality that took place after Season 1. Season 2 and 3 do not exist in these stories, as far as the stories are concerned, the events of those two seasons never happened in these stories' realities.
3. The Furies began last winter after the end of Season 2 and the events take place immediately after the end of Season 2, so the same goes for that one in regards to Season 3. I may end up adding a character or two FROM Season 3 at some point, but Arthur is not the villain of that story and as far as I'm concerned, he's still dead, since he was presumed dead at the end of Season 2. Level 5 still may exist, so some Level 5 players may show up, I haven't decided yet.
I guess what I'm saying is: before you start sending me corrections, please think about when these stories take place and when they were written. Like I said, I'm not Kreskin (or Isaac Mendez), I don't have a crystal ball and I have no way of knowing which way the writers of the show are going to send the story. Like all of the other writers on this site, I take characters at a certain point in time in their story, and build a new story onto it, taking the characters in a different direction. Yeah, Gabriel/Sylar finally admitted that he doesn't eat brains--but he didn't say it until Season 3. Arthur Petrelli is still alive, but he didn't show up until Season 3. Gabriel/Sylar has been revealed to be a Petrelli (or is he? hmmmmm?) but once again, it wasn't revealed until recently. Elle and Gabriel/Sylar made the beast with two backs, but that didn't happen until this last week, so if I tried to continuously alter my stories to make them "fit" with the current goings-on of the show, those would be some pretty schizy stories, don't you think?
Thanks for reading and thanks for visiting my profile page. I promise to have new chapters of Fear Itself up soon (hopefully the final chapters) and if I have time, I'll put a few more chapters of The Furies up too before my next semester starts in January. Once that new semester begins, I'm going to attempt to post chapters when I can, but I can't promise anything. This upcoming semester is going to be twice as hard as the last and I'm going to start doing clinicals as well as lecture and labs, so my time is probably going to be filled with studying, doing clinical paperwork, and keeping my head above water until May.
July 20, 2008
The latest chapter of The Furies is now up. I'm going to attempt to simultaneously write the upcoming chapters of The Furies and Fear Itself, so we'll see what happens with that. I really want to finish up with Fear Itself, mainly so I can dedicate what little writing time I'm going to have solely to The Furies and it's upcoming sequel which is tentatively titled Hell Hath No Fury. The name may change before it hits this site. I have Fear Itself outlined in it's entirety, I just have to make the time to write the final chapters and get it done. I have to say though, once it ends, I am going to miss Ava. She was a pretty messed up character, which is always fun to write. I suppose that's why I've created the messed-up triumvirate in The Furies, because all three of those Pratt girls have some mega-issues.
In nursing school news, everything is tied up with a neat little bow. I've preregistered for my classes AND I've been awarded the student loan that I applied for. I'm getting quite a bit more back per semester as a refund as well. I wouldn't have asked for so much, but I'm going to have to definitely buy scrubs and a stethescope soon and those don't come cheap. Another thing that won't be cheap is gas. Thanks to the tornado that hit the hospital I work in last year, clinicals and classes have been moved to a neighboring town for the forseeable future, which means I'll be driving an hour to class and an hour back every Tuesday this coming semester. My car might get great mileage, and I might end up carpooling with a friend who also got into the same class, but the gas total is still going to add up, so I factored that into the loan. I'm going to have a hell of a bill to pay after I graduate, but considering the money that RN's make around here, that won't be too big of a problem, hopefully. There are a number of agencies that are around here too that recruit RN's to send them to different hospitals either around this area, or around the country. One friend of mine worked in the Virgin Islands for 12 weeks and ended up making what she used to make in a year. She's currently nursing in California and planning on returning soon for her next assignment. She's hoping for Costa Rica next and she's already trying to convince me to join up after I graduate. We'll see.
Anyhoo, that's all that's going on in my world for now. I hope those of you who have taken the time to visit my page end up checking out the latest chapter of The Furies. If you like it, leave a review. Thanks!
July 13, 2008
I've just posted the latest chapter of The Furies and I'm currently writing the next chapter in that story right now. For you Buffy fans, if the character description of Kit sounds familiar, that's because it IS. I knew that Roger would have a son and I started thinking about different characters that I've loved from television over the years and one of my all-time faves was Oz from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Kit is modeled after Seth Greene and is going to be an angst-filled version of Oz. Look for him to join in the action in the next couple of chapters and look for one character in particular to enter his crosshairs in a romantic way--not that SHE'S going to be interested him in that way.
In other news, the Nina-Meister is 9 months old today! Give it up for the shortcake! Also, my neighbor just delivered a bouncing baby girl yesterday afternoon named MacKenzie and she's a BIG girl! She weighed in at 9 pounds, 12 ounces--quite the coochie-buster!
Also, it's official: I'M A FULL-FLEDGED NURSING STUDENT!! I got my acceptance letter this past week and I'm raring to go! Orientation is Tuesday, August 19 and I'm going to be going to class all day, every Tuesday. One small step towards getting my RN!
June 29, 2008
Well, I've just posted the latest chapter of Fear Itself and I'm currently working on the next chapter of The Furies, while cleaning house.
I got my test results back for the entrance exam: I nailed that shit! I almost had a heart attack when I opened the letter with the results, just KNOWING that I was going to have to take the test again in 6 months, but I don't think I'm going to have to. G The results go like this:
In reading comprehension: I got 58 out of 60 questions correct. I'm in the top 99 of the people who have taken that test.
In math (my Achilles heel): I got 34 out of 40 questions correct. OH YEAH BABY!! I'm in the top 94 for that test.
In science: I got 48 out of 60 correct and I'm in the top 97 for that test.
Out of everyone who has taken the test, I am ranked in the TOP 99!! BOOO-YAAAAH!
I'm waiting now to see if I got accepted into the nursing program at my college. I'm hoping that these test scores AND the straight A's from Spring Semester will earn me a slot. If I get in, I should be expecting an acceptance letter this week so keep your fingers crossed, everyone! Please keep me in your thoughts, okay?
In other school news, I was withdrawn from A&P II, which kind of sucks. It turns out that since I was only taking 4 hours in the summer semester, my student loan refused to pay the tuition after I had been taking the class for nearly a month. Since I couldn't afford to suddenly shit almost 500 myself (hence the loan in the first place), I decided to let the withdrawal stand and retake the class in its entirety this fall. Hopefully by then, I'll have some nursing classes to take too to add the hours. If not, I'll have to find another way to pay for the class, I guess. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it, I guess. This cloud DOES have a few silver linings, however. The withdrawal won't mess up my class standing or my grades, the professor for A&P II has already told me that when I take the class again in the fall, I can just resubmit my labs that I've already done and get credit for them again AND I'll have more time to study since I'll be taking the test over 4 months instead of 7 weeks, so I may be able to pull another "A" out of my ass with it at the same time. Also, I'll have time this summer to actually write, since my time was taken up this last month with work, pup, and school.
That's all for now! Gotta go and do some more writing!
June 8, 2008
Well, I'm back full-time at the hospital where I work, so my writing time has been cut-down--BIG TIME! In other news, I passed my first semester back in college with flying colors: STRAIGHT A'S! WOOOOOOT! I'm especially proud of that A in Anatomy and Physiology I, that class was a tough mother. I took the entrance exam for nursing school a little over a week ago. I'm kind of "meh" about my chances of getting in according to the test results, to tell the truth. I know I passed the reading and comprehension bit--probably aced it, actually, but I was so stressed about studying up on the math, that I forgot to study up on science, so I think I ended up biffing both. I haven't taken an algebra course in fourteen years, or any math course for that matter, and a lot of the science questions were things that I last saw in physical science when I was fourteen, so I may be screwed. Oh well, if I'm not accepted in for fall semester, I'm going to just continue taking microbiology, see if maybe I can get squeezed in to nursing fundamentals, get those books out and study even harder, and even take another algebra course, just to bone up so when I take the test again in six months, I won't screw it up again. I'm also back for the summer semester, taking A&P II. Since it's summer, the class is accelerated. Instead of taking exams every month, they're every other week, so I've been stressing while trying to get all of my homework and labs done before my first exam this coming Wednesday. I also have to dissect a sheep's heart--bleeech! It was mailed to me Friday afternoon and now it's chilling out in the fridge. Gross, right? Still, it can't be as gross as the sheep's brain or cow's eye I had to dissect last semester. I still get squicked out thinking about that nasty-ass eye!! Try cutting up an eyeball with an exacto knife while dry-heaving. Not fun. I have pictures. They're so pretty. Uh-huh. The brain would get Sylar's attention, at least.
Anyway, about my stories: I'm currently trying to get Chapter 40 of Fear Itself finished so I can post it and the next installment of The Furies should be arriving soon after. It just depends on how wiped I am after studying and working.
One question for you readers out there who have found my profile: I'm noticing that New Alliances is still getting a MASSIVE amount of hits. I'm not kidding here, the total hits have doubled since the story ended in February. That's wild! So I have a question for those of you who have read NA and love it--mind checking out my other two stories as well? If you liked NA, I think you'll like those too. Also, I'd love to hear from any of you, and know who is out there reading my stories. My stories are kind of like my kids, in a way. NA is the over-achieving first-born who is getting all of the attention and accolades while the other two stories are just jumping up and down screaming "What about meeeeee? I'm cool tooooo!" LOL! I know, it sounds silly, but I love all of them and just want people to love all of my babies too, I guess.
That's all for now! I've got to get back to FI and get that written for the 10 or so of you out there reading it, LOL!
April 14, 2008
Sorry it's been so long since I've updated either my page or my stories. I'm still getting a lot of hits and a few reviews still for New Alliances, which is pretty wild, since the story ended a few months ago. That's pretty cool, though that people are still finding that story and enjoying it. Chapter Sixteen of The Furies has just been posted. The next installment of Fear Itself is going to be posted soon . . . I hope. I recently started back to working 5 nights a week again and doing that, plus taking care of little Nina and trying to go to school is taking up a LOT of my time, but hopefully I'll be able to start writing more once I get my equilibrium back. Thanks for bearing with me.
In other news, Nina the Wonder Pooch turned 6 months old yesterday! WOOOOOT!! It seems like just yesterday I was bringing her home when she was just a couple of days shy of 8 weeks, and now she's a big girl! She weighs 6 lbs and has tripled in size since I first got her. She's still a tiny little thing though. She's also graduated from sleeping in her playpen that I was using to crate her (she cried in the crate to the point where I couldn't keep her in it. I know, I'm a softy) to sleeping in the bed with me. Baby's growing up! sniffle
That's all for now! I'm going to write a bit on The Furies and then crash for the day. It was a long night at work and my bed is screaming my name.
February 23, 2008
I'm up to Chapter Twelve with The Furies and I took a breather from writing that story to write Chapter Thirty-Seven of Fear Itself. It's just been posted, so please go check it out. Reviews are always welcome, Lord knows I could use some input with both stories. Chapter Thirteen of The Furies will be posted tomorrow at the very latest, too. Also, with that story, I was re-reading it and realized that I had a MAJOR brain fart around Chapter Eight or so. The reunion of Matt/Miriam and the events afterwards are taking place in OCTOBER of 2007--NOT MARCH! Sheesh! Some proofreader I am, I've been having these last few chapters happen BEFORE all of the other stuff that preceded it, including most of Season 2 of the actual show! LOL! Hell, maybe Miriam touched Hiro after all! LOL! Anyhoo, the chapters have been edited to show that this story is now currently taking place in early October, not early March. I don't know WHAT I was thinking!
Thanks again to all of the reviews I've been getting. I'm enjoying hearing the feedback on these stories.
February 7, 2008
Well, I've been a busy little bee these last few days, yes? If you're a fan of Heroes (and if you're not--what's wrong with you? Buy season 1 and get on that, it's an awesome, awesome show!) then you'll understand what I mean when I talk about the "Isaac Zone". It's a phrase coined either by my fellow writer OnyxRiver to describe the almost fugue-state that a writer can go into when they really get INTO writing a story. Basically the whole world simply falls away while you're writing because you get into what you're doing so completely. Anyway, I've gotten into that zone before with my stories, and now I'm in it again big-time with The Furies. I've already posted five chapters and I've got Chapter Six pulled up on my computer as we speak, so look for that to be posted today.
A quick description of The Furies, since ff.net really didn't give me a lot of room to truly describe what this story is about. Basically it's like this: Back before he got locked up in November of 1977, Adam Munroe seduced Victoria Pratt and they conceived twin girls. These twins quickly manifested at the tender age of five, revealing a power of empathic mimicry that's similar to Peter Petrelli's. Unlike Peter however, they have to actually touch you to get the power, but like Peter, once they touch you, that's it, they have that power for life. The twins are: Miriam, the oldest by five minutes who is very much id-driven. I kind of like to compare her to Faith from BTVS, only more like the Faith from Season Seven--she's reformed, but she's still this "want, take, have" kind of person. She likes her powers for the most part and loves collecting new ones whenever she can. She's also very rebellious, her name even means "rebellious" in Hebrew. She seems tough, she can be ill-tempered, but she's a marshmallow at heart honestly. The other twin is Justine, who likes to think of herself as the conscientious twin. She tries very hard to play by the rules and be fair, hence the name Justine, which means "one who is just and fair". She doesn't like to use her powers and tries to just be "normal" whenever she can, but when threatened, she knows how to use the arsenal she's built up, thanks to Miriam's talent of "sharing" powers with her sister whenever she collects new ones. The twins have another sister, a half-sister named Isabelle. Isabelle is fifteen and she is autistic, thanks to an overzealous Bob Bishop who went overboard when he tested her manifested abilities at two years of age and ended up altering her mind because of it. Isabelle's father is Maury Parkman, and like Matt, she has inherited his mind-control abilities, though she's only just tapped the surface of what her father can do. Because of her autism, she's a very shy girl who doesn't like to look people in the eye or talk much to them. She also has a mild to moderate case of OCD. The only people she shows any emotion with and has a bond with are her sisters, though if you've read Chapter Five by now, you notice that she's quickly bonded and become attached to another person as well.
This story picks up where Volume 2 left off, with the Pratt sisters finding out about their mother's murder at the hands of the twin's father Adam. Because of a vendetta Bob Bishop has against the twins, Miriam in particular, the sisters are going to find themselves forced to go on the run to stay out of his clutches, while also vowing revenge on Adam for killing their mother. Meanwhile, Noah Bennet is slowly recruiting others to help him tear down The Company from the inside, after being blackmailed into returning and giving up his family. When "Pandora's Box" is released and it's contents cause a great deal of havoc, Bob realizes that he's going to have to find someone to work with Noah to track it down and stop it, which causes him to try to start searching for the Pratt sisters in earnest. If that's not enough, Sylar himself is going to be searching for the Pratts as well, after having seen their names on a copy of Mohinder's List that he stole from the apartment while waiting for Mohinder to return home before the episode "Powerless". Just WHO finds the sisters first will be anyone's guess and what happens afterwards is going to be pretty wild! I really hope that the readers of this story enjoy it and if you do (or don't, hey) please leave some feedback, either through the review page or through a private message to me.
I named the story The Furies after reading a description of what furies were on Wikipedia. According to Greek and Roman mythology, the Furies were the female personifications of vengeance. They were also thought of as those who enforced the balance in human affairs.
For my fans of Fear Itself, fear not! The next chapter to that story WILL be up by this weekend.
In other news, I've put together a C2 with the other fanfic writers of a website I belong to. The C2 is called "Tales from the OWI" and it is a collection of our stories that we've posted here. We're all members of the Heroes fan website the-owi.com. If you're a fan of Heroes (and once again, why wouldn't you be? It's only the most awesome show on television) please come by our message boards and pay us a visit. We don't bite--hard. The forums are troll-free thanks to the awesome mods there that keep the peace and a lot of fun to hang out in. I'm over there even more than I am over here or at myspace.
Spoilers for The Furies:
The Company, through Bob's bidding tries to tag and bag the Pratt sisters after Victoria's funeral. Obviously, it doesn't work! LOL!
Sylar gets a "whammy" of a shock when he tries to stalk the sisters at Victoria's funeral.
Six months later, the sisters are settled in a new place, with new last names as they try to rebuild their lives.
Miriam finds a way to find Adam--and threaten the living hell out of him.
Miriam finds comfort when she stumbles across a kind, familiar face.
Matt, desperate to be reunited with his younger sister, as well as the Pratt twins, decides to work with Noah and the Petrelli brothers to find a way to tear down The Company from the inside.
As the creature unleashed from "Pandora's Box" continues to wreak havoc, Bob becomes desperate to find a way to stop it--before it reaches HIM.
Sylar tries to track down the Pratts, hungry for their powers.
February 3, 2008
Okay, so I've been on a roll! I posted the next Fear Itself late last night before I went to bed. Read and enjoy! The first chapter of The Furies is finished, but I want to finish the second chapter as well and post them in tandem. I'm really hoping that this story is as successful as my first two have been and I hope my OC's that I've created are going to be as well-received as the ones I created for NA and FI have been too. Look for that story to take a bow by Tuesday at the latest, if I don't end up finishing Chapter Two and posting them both today.
UPDATED: Chapters one and two of The Furies has been posted! Feedback is requested, please.
February 2, 2008
WHEW! New Alliances has now ended and what a ride it was, huh? There are so many people that I'd like to thank for encouraging me since May to continue on with this story and to basically just want to keep writing in general. OnyxRiver, Smithsbabe, Synch, take a bow, guys! You three were just a handful of the people who have really pushed me to keep writing this story! I'd also like to thank everyone who has sent in a review on this story, whether it was praise or derision. Feedback is feedback and it helped me gauge how I was doing, whether it was right or wrong. Now that this story is over, I can say a few things. First of all, Claude and Candice were not supposed to live to see the epilogue. I "saved" them at the last minute after realizing that D.L. and Heidi were enough and killing Claude and Candice would be a little much. Besides, Candice was needed at Lyle's hospital room to "pretend" to be him.
So as you know by now, Olivia DID survive to the end of the story and she and Gabriel ended up with a pretty happy ending with their three hellions and another on the way. I was originally NOT going to let Olivia live, I'll be honest. One of the endings I had toyed with dealt with Gabriel going completely loco after Olivia's death and finding a way to get Hiro's teleportation/time travel power to return to New York in 2006 to keep his past self from turning into Sylar and pushing that version of himself towards Olivia while orchestrating their relationship behind the scenes by removing Suresh and Linderman then. The truth was, that ending was too convoluted and I realized that the battle was the main climax of the story. Continuing on with the adventures of Gabriel in his past would drag things out and bring it all crashing down. Also, killing Olivia after everything they'd been through, after everything Gabriel had done to redeem himself would be a let-down as well. It would be almost like "why bother"? I also thought about killing her and letting him go dark again, abandoning Faith to the Petrelli/Nakamura clan as he reverted back to Sylar, but once again, it would have destroyed the whole premise of this story which was, the redemption of Gabriel Gray. I decided in the end to let Olivia live and give them a pleasant ending.
I'm still not sold on the idea of a sequel to this story, I'll be honest. If I DO write one, it'll deal with the younger generation that was introduced in the epilogue. I've gotten a bit of an attachment to a few of those kids, especially Gracie Gray. It might be fun to write a story featuring them, if I can come up with an idea to use them.
Anyhoo, thank you to everyone has read this story since May.
The next chapter of Fear Itself should be posted no later than by the middle of next week. Also coming soon, hopefully within the next week, a new story called The Furies. It will take place after the events of the episode "Powerless" from Volume 2 and tell what might have happened next with Sylar, Noah, Peter and the rest of the guys and girls! It'll mainly feature Sylar, Noah, Peter and Matt, though. Keep an eye out for it!
January 31, 2008
I've just posted the "final" two chapters of New Alliances. Don't worry though, an epilogue is coming soon!
January 21, 2008
Chapter Ninety-Six of New Alliances was posted this morning and all I have to say about the response that I've gotten so far is: WOW! THANK YOU! In the first 30 hits to the chapter, I received four reviews so, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I have to get my student ID made tomorrow morning, so I won't be able to write after work/before bed, but I'm going to start on Chapter Ninety-Seven tomorrow afternoon and hopefully finish it by Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately, if I follow the final outline I've made of the final chapters, the battles will take place during two chapters. I'm going to need to get Ninety-Seven AND Ninety-Eight written before I post them so I don't leave everyone hanging mid-battle. For those of you who've already read 96, you know that Linderman has figured out that Olivia can resurrect the dead and he's come up with a way to keep her from bringing anyone back either mid-battle or if she survives by ordering his people to cremate anyone who receives a "killing blow". Unfortunately, he is correct in his belief that she can't bring back ashes, so there are going to be a few characters/fan favorites who aren't going to make it to see the epilogue. The ONLY character who is guaranteed to live through this is the one person who isn't on either battlefield--Candice. Remember, she's stuck at the hospital impersonating a recovering Lyle so people won't figure out that he's been healed and is walking around in Odessa, Ukraine helping to protect the children. Everyone else could possibly have their last moments written in the following two chapters.
Thank you so much for reading and reviewing my story. I've had a lot of fun writing it, so these next four chapters are going to be pretty difficult, yet exhilarating to write.
January 20, 2008
Classes have started for me and I'm ears-deep in studying Anatomy and Physiology as well as Office 2007 (a computer class to finish my core), so I haven't been writing as fast as I could be. I know that when I replied to many of your wonderful reviews at the end of Chapter 95 of NA that I said that the next chapter would be up this weekend, but between studying and trying to housebreak Nina, that won't be happening. I DID get Chapter 35 of Fear Itself posted though, so please check out that story and let me know what you think. I'm going to write some on NA tonight and tomorrow after work, so hopefully it will be up by tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for your patience in the delay.
January 10, 2008
Chapter Ninety-Five of New Alliances is currently up! The shocker at the end of the last chapter will be resolved and the Heroes are preparing to make their final stand in the desert against Linderman and his lackeys. I'm debating on whether I want to write the next chapter of New Alliances or work on the next chapter of Fear Itself, to keep that story out there as well. I may end up just finishing up NA before working more on FI, just to continue the roll I'm on with it. I don't know yet. Feedback is requested and as always, completely welcome. I love hearing from readers, whether you like the stories or not. Feedback is feedback and it lets me know how this story is going for the people who are reading it.
January 9, 2008
Chapter Ninety-Four of New Alliances has been posted, with a huge shocker looming at the end of the chapter. Yes indeed, the battle is now officially about to begin. The next few chapters are going to be dark, violent, and for some characters, deadly and heartbreaking. There will also be an interesting surprise. Someone is going to manifest their power during a moment of emotional stress. I hope everyone that's reading this story is enjoying it. I'd really like to hear back from my readers. Feedback is always more than welcome.
As I've mentioned before, once New Alliances ends, a new story will soon be taking it's place. I've been working more and more on the outline to the story and here's what I've got to say about it. It will be called The Furies and will take place some time after Volume Two: Generations ends. It will mainly involve Noah Bennet, Sylar, Mohinder, Elle and Matt along with three new OC's that I've created. I do have one question though that maybe someone can help me with. How soon after Victoria Pratt died did the events of the episode Powerless go down? I'm talking mainly about Nathan's shooting, Angela's "Pandora's Box" threat and the explosion that involved Niki? I thought that it took place early the next morning (mainly the explosion) but I'm not sure, since Matt mentioned that Victoria's body had already been found and that Peter's fingerprints had been found on the scene. If anyone has a suggestion, please let me know. Thanks!
December 30, 2007
The latest chapter of Fear Itself has been posted. I'm currently working on the next New Alliances and I'm hoping to have it up by Monday night at the VERY latest. I also completed a final outline for New Alliances, with a breakdown of the final chapters. The "final" chapter will be Chapter Ninety-Eight, with Chapters Ninety-Nine and One-Hundred acting as a two-part epilogue. I've also made my final list of who will live and who will die at the end of the huge battle. It was tough writing down a death list, adding characters that I've grown to love and respect since I first started writing this, and some of them are going to be pretty tough to take, but unfortunately, death happens, especially in huge battles like the ones that will be taking place both in the desert, and in the safe house where the children will be kept. Some of the characters have died on the show and some are still alive on the show, but dead by the end of this story. There will also be a few OC's that die. Also, the people that die will unfortunately stay dead. IF Olivia lives, she won't be able to resurrect them. It's going to be established that she can resurrect you if your body is still basically intact, but in the event of decapitation and/or complete dismemberment, resurrection is off the menu, so IF she lives, she's not all-powerful. Even she has her limits when it comes to bringing the dead back to life. Does that make sense? Ah, who knows. Of course, if she dies, it's a moot point anyway, since she won't be around to even attempt to resurrect anyone. The two-part epilogue will take place ten years into the future, so you'll get to see what's become of the survivors. I will say this much: there will be a bit of a baby boom nine months after the battle, LOL! There are going to be a number of nine year olds running around. What can I say? People tend to "celebrate" living through a life-or-death struggle in the most physical way possible sometimes and occasionally, they tend to forgo birth control in the heat of the moment.
Anyhoo, that's what will be happening soon. I'd like to have New Alliances finished by the middle of January, then I'll take a breather while I write a bit on Fear Itself before I introduce a new story. Until then, may you all have a safe and Happy New Year!
December 19, 2007
The newest chapter of New Alliances is finally up! Fear Itself should be coming by the weekend, as long as Nina cooperates by not attacking my feet too much. She lets me know when I've been at the computer long enough by tackling my feet and biting me.
Let's see if this works. I'm going to attempt to post a picture of the "baby" to show her off:
December 8, 2007
I've been back on a roll somewhat this last month working on both stories. New Alliances is almost finished. It has, at the most, about 10 chapters left, tops. Fear Itself is well over halfway finished itself, but never fear, there WILL be a new story coming out as soon as one of these stories ends. I haven't come up with a title yet, but I'm working on it as well as the outline. It will be a story that takes place after the end of Volume 2 and will "star" Sylar and HRG/Noah Bennet while featuring characters such as Bob, Elle, Matt, Adam and almost definitely the Petrelli Brothers. (I refuse to believe that Nathan isn't coming back--I simply refuse it, if they can resurrect Maya's dumb ass, they can resurrect Nathan)
In other news, I'm a "mommy" again! I had a birthday three days ago (Now you all know what the 1205 in TMM1205 stands for) and got a new "baby" for my present. Her name is Nina, she's seven weeks old and she's FREAKIN' ADORABLE!! She's a cockapoo, black with white feet, chest and chin. She's slightly bigger than a can of soda and is about the same size as one of my size 9 flip-flops and weighs less than a pound right now, in other words--she's TEENY-TINY!! She's also a bit of a spoiled diva (whistling innocently) and is a tad demanding of her "mommy's" time. I'm going to continue to write and try to be as prolific about it as I have been, I'm just going to have to try and get into the zone to write when she's sleeping and not wanting to play or snuggle in my lap or sit in my lap and attack my fingers while I type, which she's trying to do right now, LOL! I've got some Xmas shopping to do today and some puppy consoling to do when I get home (because this is going to be her first time alone in the house, I don't know who's going to get more upset--me or her) but I'm going to try and write later this evening after I've worn her out from playing and put her to bed. With a lot of luck, there should be a new chapter for at least New Alliances up by this weekend, probably both stories. It depends on how long the little ankle biter (because she can't reach higher, LOL) lets me write.
XOXO, love to all this time of year and thanks for all of the great reviews I've gotten with these stories. It's support like I've received from all of ya'll that has kept me going!
November 7, 2007
Okay, I know I have a lynch mob after me. The last few weeks haven't been the best in making me want to write. I live near a peanut and grain facility and around this time of year, it's running day and night processing the peanuts that the local farmers have been harvesting. The dirt and mold from the nuts gets into the air here and that, along with the temperature change, always makes me sick with sinus infections. I'm just now getting over my latest sinus infection that ended up draining into my lungs, giving me bronchitis as well, so between being weak from the infection and being foggy-brained from the medication, I haven't been able to concentrate on writing. On top of that, I just found out that I've been accepted at the college where I applied! I start classes in January! Nursing school, here I come! Because of that, I've been busy getting my paperwork in order, so that's taken time away from writing as well.
Good news though, now that I'm starting to feel like myself again (bye-bye sinus infection. See you next year!) and I'm squared away for school, I'm going to be able to start back up with my writing again! Expect new installments for BOTH stories up by the weekend, with more to follow. I'm so close to the end of both of these stories, so I'm going to try and not put them on "hiatus" again until I'm done!
October 6, 2007
Posted Chapter Twenty-Two of Fear Itself. There's going to be some freaky stuff happening in the next chapter, obviously. The song that Sylar and Ava 'danced' to was "This Never Happened Before" by Paul McCartney from the Soundtrack to The Lake House. ENJOY!
October 5, 2007
Posted Chapter Eighty-One of New Alliances just a while ago. There's some serious shit about to hit the fan with this story! Feedback is, as always, appreciated.
October 4, 2007
Posted Chapter Eighty of New Alliances on Monday. Things are starting to build. Very soon, Linderman and his people are going to wreak some serious havoc on the Heroes in Las Vegas. Part of Mama Alice's prophecy is about to come true in a surprising way.
Posted Chapter Twenty-One of Fear Itself just a little while ago. Angela's a bit of a bitch, isn't she? The news she blurted out to Kaito and Noah and then swore them to secrecy on, won't be a secret for very long. It's going to make every member of the team re-examine their alliances and their friends, while they all question whether or not someone who was a killer who is now working with them and trying to make amends, deserves to die after he's fulfilled his duties with them. Sylar and Ava are going to have a wild time in San Antonio, with Claude tagging along. Also, Ava's flashbacks are going to reveal that she had a relationship with someone that (big surprise) didn't end too well. The surprise is who was orchestrating the relationship and why. Another surprise is how it ends and who is responsible.
Go read and enjoy. Feedback is appreciated.
September 30, 2007
Got chapter Seventy-Nine of New Alliances up and posted. The next few chapters will be "filler" but there are bits in there that are moving the main story along. Hope everyone enjoys it! Ombassa isn't going to have the greatest time as Molly's "pet" in the next chapter. Let's just say his patience is going to be tested big time by the lively little girl. Of course, he's going to have no choice but to suck it up while he spies on everyone from inside the building for his boss. Hope he's getting a bonus for this! LOL!
Also posted Chapter Twenty of Fear Itself. I've really been on a roll with this one, mainly because every chapter is pushing the action along. No "filler" for the most part, except for Ava's flashbacks. Look for the group to head off to a new location to finish training very soon. As Sylar whispered to Ava, it's going to be someplace where they'll need VERY warm clothing. I did some research online about WHERE exactly they're going. For a hint, read some of the Heroes graphic novels over at the NBC Heroes Website. It's someplace that Noah at least, has been before. And yes, it's going to be cooooooollllllld!! The next chapter is going to deal with the twosome heading to San Antonio, but don't expect EVERYTHING to end up all sunshine and roses there. They're going to end up with a VERY unwelcome visitor who is going to cause a HUGE problem for them.
Also, to comment on something discussed in Chapter Twenty--I do work in the medical field, but I honestly don't know if heart/lung bypass WOULD actually work in the case of pufferfish poisoning. It's just something I'm pulling out of my ass. Hey, if the staff of Grey's Anatomy can come out with some outlandish shit to put their patients through, why can't I, right? LOL! I just needed something that the characters could use to help them in case Kane decided to barf venom on someone (which he's gonna do again--VERY soon!) without having them taking turns performing CPR for hours at a time until the person who got venomed (not a word, I know) metabolized the stuff and pulled through. The heart/lung machine seemed like a good way around it, instead of having everyone standing over the person for hours on end pumping on the victim's chest and running a ventilator. Peter and Mohinder to an extent are really the only ones in this story with any medical training--until they get to the facility that will have a few doctors on staff and standing by. So anyhoo a word of caution: If you have someone eat some funky sushi and go into a coma because it was pufferfish, don't show your ass and demand that they be put on bypass. It probably won't help them, 'kay?
That's all for now! I'm going to start working on the next chapters for a while this morning, but I won't be working for long. I start my shifts at work tonight, so I'll be basically dragging butt and too tired to really write much for the next few days. That's cool though because in just a little more than 36 hours, the next episode of the show we all know, love and obsess over will be airing again! YAY!!
September 28, 2007
Got Chapter Nineteen of Fear Itself posted for anyone who's interested. Now that the new season of Heroes has started up, I'm even more pumped up than usual to write . . . until I sit in front of my computer. Then I just feel like banging my head against the desk for hours on end. I'm trying to get more into the writing for both stories, but right now, I'm really getting more into the "Isaac Zone" (TM OnxyRiver) with Fear Itself than New Alliances. I don't know why. I do have a lot of plans for NA and I know WHERE I want to go with this story, I just have to get there. I know where the "big moments" are going to happen, I just have to put other stories in there until those moments are ready to happen. It's kind of like knowing where you have to go, but not knowing how to get there, so you drive around, check your map and hope to God you're going in the right direction. There are just a few more "big moments" left with NA. Maybe I'm procrastinating to keep from finally ending this story. I don't know . . .
Like I said though, FI is going really well. I'm trying to think of other missions for Ava to go on in the flashbacks to add in for the rest of the story. Girl's got six more years of flashbacks to deal with, I just have to think of stuff for her to do. In the present though, she's going to have some wild crap happen to her soon, as well as the rest of the group, thanks to Kane. In case you haven't noticed, the Kane/Kensei from FI is (so far) much creepier and freakier than the one on the show, probably though because I've based Kane more on the character that David Anders played on Alias, Sark. Sark was a very creepy, freaky, violent (albeit, sexy as hell) character, Kane is like that too. He's a man who is looking for revenge, has gone over the bend QUITE a bit thanks to his vendetta against Hiro and the prophecy that was told to him in 1600's Japan, and is basically going to be one scary mo-fo. Thanks to his power of extreme longevity, he's had over 300 years to prepare and practice with what he's going to do with the group when he finally faces all of them on a battlefield. Look for some blood (not just his) to be shed when he FINALLY faces everyone.
With NA, that story is starting to wind down. The last chapter took place in mid/early June 2008. The next one will be taking place in mid/early July, so you know what will be coming around the corner--the birth of Faith Gray--one of the "big moments". The next chapter or two will be "filler" until then. I'll be trying to catch a loose end here and there while throwing some light-hearted stuff in, to help balance out the heavy stuff that will be happening very soon.
That's all for now--I do have one finally question that I've posed to OnxyRiver, and also have posed on the fanfic discussion thread at the message boards at the owi.com , where I'm a member. (Check it out! Join up! We love new members and we have some pretty fun, intelligent discussions over there.) There is a character from NA who passed away. That person is still discussed QUITE a bit, and is missed terribly. I know that the death was the thing that ended up pulling the people in the building together as a true team and army, but honestly, I've always hated the fact that I had to kill that person off. Here's my question: SHOULD that character be resurrected? There is a character who has the potential to do it, resurrecting the dead, and this person HAS been struggling with the idea of bringing that character back, and has been debating it with her husband and brother a bit. If this character is brought back, it won't be Pet Sematary redux, or anything like that. They'll just be the person they were before they were killed. Well? Drop me a PM, tell me what you think.
Off to write! TTFN!
Hear ye, hear ye! There's a new Heroes story up that I've written called Fear Itself. Don't worry New Alliance readers, that story is going to continue to be my "baby", but this one started swirling around in my noggin, so I had to write it too. I'm planning on only updating that one once or twice a week until I finish with NA.
Also, NA will be updated more often. I've been slacking off this week somewhat, and I will slack off this weekend once the final Harry Potter is in my hot little hands, but as soon as I'm finished tearing through that book, NA will be back up on a daily basis.
Quick note, since it wouldn't show up at the end of chapter 32: God BLESS whoever came up with this site. It was a life saver!!
Also: BIG props to wikipedia.org I have never left the U.S.A. (so deprived) and I rarely travel or leave Georgia (so poor), so this site helped a LOT in the chapters where the characters were traveling the world, picking up other "special people".
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