Author has written 26 stories for Lion King, Life and Times of Juniper Lee, and Roman Dirge.
August 18, 2013: Good news! EVERY. SINGLE. BIT. Of ATEV is now accessible on my tumblr. Every detail, every plot twist. There's even OUTLINES for those who don't like reading an ocean of text after several years. I'm sorry this isn't exactly a new chapter, but I kept my promise, and I won't leave my readers hanging. Thank you to everyone who loved reading ATEV all these years :)
OC's from The Lion King
Characters whose names I made up are underlined. Actual Swahili names are bold.
Hyenas- The more-used OC's
Safia (Pure And Wise)- Shenzi’s mother. Looks like Shenzi but with a softer appearance. ("A Trio's Eye View: Part I")
Bakari (Noble Promise)- Shenzi’s father. ("A Trio's Eye View: Part I")
Raziya (Agreeable/Good Natured)- Banzai’s mother. Nearly half the size of an average hyena due to her body giving most of its nutrients to Banzai to keep him healthy while she was pregnant. ("A Trio's Eye View: Part I")
Neema (Prosperous)- Ed and Maumbu’s mother. ("A Trio's Eye View: Part I")
Rashid (Wise Advisor)- Ed and Maumbu’s father. ("A Trio's Eye View: Part I")
Maumbu (Brother)- Ed’s older brother. ("A Trio's Eye View: Part I")
T- a late adolescent hyena that is almost the same age as Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed. Description: Actual name is "Tana", but she changed it to "T" for personal reasons. South African native. 19 years old in hyena years. (All my Lion King fics. except "A Trio's Eye View: Part I" and "Interviews with TLK Characters".)
Tano (he's named after T)- Son and oldest pup of Shenzi and Banzai. Grandson of Safia, Bakari, and Raziya. (to be written about)
Nia (Purpose)- Daughter and youngest pup of Shenzi and Banzai. Granddaughter of Safia, Bakari, and Raziya. (to be written about)
Asifiri: Ed's daughter. Twin of Maumbu; granddaughter of Rashid and Neema; niece of Maumbu and Hasina. (to be written about)
Maumbu: Ed's son. Twin of Asifiri; grandson of Rashid and Neema; nephew of Maumbu and Hasina. (to be written about)
Maya: T's daughter. (to be written about)
Abeni (We Asked For Her And We Got Her)- A smart female hyena. Also Kamau's girlfriend who once held feelings for Ed. 22 in hyena years. ("All Switched Up!", "Speaking Up is Hard To Do", "A Trio's Eye View: Part I", "A Trio's Eye View: Part II")
Kamau (Quiet Warrior)- A laidback but serious male hyena, once rivaled with Ed for Abeni's affection. 22 in hyena years. ("All Switched Up!", "Speaking Up is Hard To Do" "A Trio's Eye View: Part I", "A Trio's Eye View: Part II")
Bujune (Sorrow)- a cowardly, pitiful hyena. 22 in hyena years. ("All Switched Up!", "A Trio's Eye View: Part I", "A Trio's Eye View: Part II")
Monifa (I Am Lucky)- A stuck-up, spoiled female hyena. Holds a grudge against Safia and her family due to thinking her father was murdered; did not know father was abusive. Girlfriend of Gituku. 22 in hyena years. ("All Switched Up!", "A Trio's Eye View: Part I", "A Trio's Eye View: Part II")
Gituku (Notoriously Shady And Sly)- leader of all the traitorous hyenas. Bad family life. Obnoxious and cocky. Monifa is his girlfriend. 23 in hyena years. ("All Switched Up!", "A Trio's Eye View: Part I", "A Trio's Eye View: Part II")
Hasina (Good)- Maumbu's girlfriend, now mate. ("A Trio's Eye View: Part I", "A Trio's Eye View: Part II")
Kapuki (first-born daughter) and Hasani (handsome)- Maumbu and Hasina's pups. ("A Trio's Eye View: Part II")
Bongani (Grateful)- a loyal hyena in Shenzi's clan. "Friends" with a lioness named Inala. 21 in hyena years. ("All Switched Up!", "To Err Takes a Human, To Forgive Takes a Hyena", "A Trio's Eye View: Part I", "A Trio's Eye View: Part II")
Afua (Merciful/Protection)- Monifa's mother, abused by her mate who was put to death for said abuse. Died in hunting accident. ("A Trio's Eye View: Part I", "A Trio's Eye View: Part II")
Marini (healthy and pretty)- Ed's soulmate; forced to become a matriarch when her mother became too ill to carry on. 22 in hyena years. ("Why Fools Fall in Love")
Apio (First Born In Twins)- A traitor lioness in Simba and Nala's pride. She is twins with her sister Adongo, and is also the older sister. ("All Switched Up!")
Adongo (Second Born In Twins)- Another traitor lioness in Simba and Nala's pride. She is twins with her sister Apio, and is the younger of the duo. She almost never thinks for herself and usually just does whatever Apio tells her. ("All Switched Up!")
Inala- (pronounced Ee-nal-uh) a loyal lioness in Simba and Nala's pride. She is "friends" with a male hyena named Bongani. ("All Switched Up!", "To Err Takes a Human, To Forgive Takes a Hyena", "Not Another Lion King Story", "A Trio's Eye View: Part I")
Naiona- (N-eye-o-nuh) Inala's mother. She and Sarafina were best friends as cubs. She adores her so much she named her cub after her friend's. ("A Trio's Eye View: Part I")
Hyenas from T's original clan-
Nakaki- an alpha male hyena who is the same age as T. She is also in love with him. 19 in hyena years. ("Two Clans To a T", "Why Fools Fall in Love")
Burufan and Burutan- Two twin adolescent hyenas who are slightly younger than T. Secretly harbor feelings for her in their own way. ("Two Clans To a T", "Why Fools Fall in Love")
Havana- The next line for matriarch in T's orignal clan, and also her cousin. Spoiled and conceited. 20 in hyena years ("Two Clans To a T")
Aunt Lakeisha (Favorite One) and Uncle Shomari (Forceful)- T's aunt and uncle. They are strict and controlling. ("Two Clans To a T)
My OC's from The Life and Times of Juniper Lee- Warning, some may be removed upon further updating/creation on future stories
Magical Beings- (or at least beings who know about the magical world)
Deagkoll- An evil demon. He claims his name is scary because it sounds like "dead cold." Description: Black body with red hint to the head, yellow spiraled eyes and enormous size (imagine the monster in the theme song but can talk with the voice of a voice actor whose first name is Clancy, I forget the last name...).
Nardy- Dimwitted warlock, follower of Deagkoll. (sounds pathetically funny; kinda like Johnny Hardwick)
Madison Evermore- Taylor's cousin. Full dietie; daughter of Madar and Rena. No powers of her own. Description: Blonde hair with two lighter streaks of blonde on each side, purple mall dress, purple barrettes, purple platforms with purple purse. Light green eyes and tan skin. (Eliza Dushku) (to be written about)
Madar- Norse god of Fire. (Note: And I'm not sure if that's true I just made it up.) Middle brother of Thor and Loki; Madison's father; husband of Rena. Description: Norse armor, Shield of Fire (prized possesion), enormous size, like his brothers, and grayish-brown hair. (to be written about)
Rena: (Note: Pronounced Ray-nah) Norse goddess of light. Madison's mother and wife to Madar. (Note: See note above) Description: Very tall (like most Nordic gods/goddesses are referred to as) long, flowing white gown, very very light blonde hair, crown of olive leaves on her head (like you see in those old greek movies), and a Staff of Light, which is her prized possession. (Kathy Najimy) (to be written about)
Jayra: Marcus' new girlfriend. Description: Pink overalls with a yellow T-shirt, brown shoes, long, curly hair with a headband; she retains slightly girlish looks. (to be written about)
The Crutch: Orchid Bay Jr. High's strict gym coach.
Ashton Johansen: Lila's 14 year-old adopted brother. Description: Red shirt, tan baggy khaki pants, white shoes, light brown hair just above his shoulders. (to be written about)
Mr. and Mrs. Johansen: Lila's adopted parents and Ashton's birth parents.
Herman and Fiona: Lila's birth parents.
Lauren: Ashton's crush. Description: 15 years old, long, straight but somewhat frizzy brown hair, a baggy long-sleeved shirt, short shorts, and white tennis shoes. (to be written about)
The Lion King Meme
Shenzi/Banzai/Ed (I can't choose)
Least favorite character?
Zira. I like my females villains cunning, not delusional.
Characters who never met but you wish had?
The hyenas and Nala...a little less hostile.
Most likable character?
Ed! Even fans who don't like the bad guys love him.
Character you wish got more development?
At least one of the hyenas
Character you used to hate but now love
I don't love Nuka, but I did used to hate him; now I just see him as the .
Characters you used to love but now hate
I used to think everybody new in TLK 2 was ok...now I pretty much despise everybody but Vitani. She saw when enough was enough, and seemed less delusional than everyone.
Which TLK character do you relate to
Maybe Nala. She has to deal with convincing people to get back on their feet, I'm sure that gets tiring.
Favorite outside-the-movies character
I'd have to say Kopa, slight chance TLK 2 would've been a lot more interesting
Favorite deleted character
Favorite deleted scene
I've seen very few, but I'd say the "Be Prepared" reprisal, even though I prefer that it wasn't in the movie
Favorite area in the movie
The Elephant Graveyard
The Hyenas'; it resembles them perfectly. Dark but still humorous.
"And man are they-"
It isn't obvious at this point?
Favorite group (Pridelanders, outlanders, etc),
Favorite TLK videogame (besides the Pride Lands levels of KH)
Sadly I haven't played much, so I'll go with the good ol' Sega Genesis!
"They call me MR. PIG! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"
The part where Scar forces a hyena into a pryo fissure
The ending was phenomenal, wraps it all up perfectly
Which of the trilogy is your fav.
Do you consider the sequels and/or TLK6NA canon
Well...Disney allowed them to be made; to debunk them as canon would be pretty fruitless.
What do you think of the Kimba controversy
Disney didn't rip-off Kopa...or didn't mean to
Pet peeves you have (one for each movie),
TLK 1--Should've shown the hyenas didn't die
TLK 2--The WHOLE thing; I mean Scar got a dozen cameos in TLK 2, you might as well have called it "The Lion King 2: Letting Go of the Past...by constantly bringing it up"
TLK 1 1/2--If they're gonna make a big deal out of hyenas so much, show some backstory on them too!
Crack pairings you've heard of
Do you want another sequel (if so, involving what)
Could Scar really be Kovu's father
Even if it made more sense, that'd make it a bit inconvenient for him to score with Kiara now wouldn't it?
Could Vitani or Nuka be Scar's?
I don't think so. I don't see how it's sensible if they're approved as his if Kovu is discounted.
Is Kovu emo?
Maybe just a little...
Do you think Zazu is obnoxious?
Oui, but he's funny, no?
Do you believe the Timon/Pumbaa thing?
Nah, they're bestest-best friends.
Was Simba too overprotective in the sequel?
Yeah. But if Zira really did kill Kopa you can't blame him.
Is Kiara truly a ditz?
...Where do I start? It's almost if Ariel had a lionized cousin.
What do you think happened to the hyenas after LK 1?
I think they took a momentary withdraw while the Scar situation died down.
What did you think of the Timon and Pumbaa series?
It was great, but went a little too heavy on the anthro elements.
Do you believe in the Shenzi/Banzai theory?
Oh yeah First OTP of my life.
Do you think it could ever tie into other Disney movies (if so, which ones)?
I think it's great on its own
What's up with Nala's eye color?
A very confusing force...or lazy animators.
Thing the makers changed that you wish they hadn't?
It might've been interesting to see what other lines Sarafina had
Have you seen TLKoB (if so, did you like it)
No, but I can wish...
Do you like anthro/human/AU's
Sure. If all done in good taste. I've seen some pretty good highschool universes that were done believably.
Voice actors you loved
Everybody's--they all did a great job, and were commited to their characters.
Did you know Jim Cummings (voice of Ed) covered for Jeremy Irons (voice of Scar) at the end of "Be Prepared"?
Not until I joined fanfiction.net
Do you consider Scar/Zira to be an official pairing?
No. Besides my reasoning for all her cubs not being Scar's, she seems more like an obsessed fan.
What do you think happened to Sarabi in the second movie?
I think she was still around if Sarafina was, just not pictured.
Do you think Scar is Nala's father?
Nope. She would've looked a little like him, and Nala's father was thrown on the cutting room floor of the first movie; though he is not used, he's confirmed not to be Scar.
Do you think Ed is mentally challenged?
How do you know that's not what he wants you to think?
Own any TLK merchandise?
Just a few small plastic figurines.
Were the hyenas' actions justified?
Oh yeah, bigtime. Cracked.com agrees with me.
Were Scar's actions justified?
Well even if his family DID treat him like crap he still got to live at Priderock instead of being driven off as in the wild for being a rival male. And if it's rumored that he's Nala's father he must've been allowed to mate. And if he could secretly form an alliance with the hyenas he must've had all the freedom of the Pridelands...so...no. He still tried to kill his brother and his kid nephew. Not to mention he nearly starved his entire kingdom out of pride. Frankly Scar's death was the best Disney villain's punishment I've seen.
Were Zira's actions justified?
Nope. Her intentions were based on avenging Scar. She just used the betterment of her pride as a scapegoat; she could've cared less if her own daughter died.
Why do you think the Outlanders were still loyal to Scar?
Perhaps Zira persuaded them, wouldn't be hard to if they'd been exiled by Simba.
Crossovers you like?
KH is pretty awesome.
Do you find Timon and Pumbaa enjoyable or annoying?
Hakuna Matata, what a wonderful phrase!
The best king or king-to-be.
Mufasa (sorry Simba)
The best queen or queen-to-be
Timon or Pumbaa?
Timon's a self-centered loudmouth at times but he cares, and Pumbaa's just an awesome friend. I won't choose.
Kiara or Kopa?
Scar or Mufasa?
Mufasa, Mufasa, Mufasa!
Simba or Kovu?
Scar or Zira?
Urgh...eh...which one is less fire retardent?
Simba or Zira?
Simba or Scar?
Kiara or Nala?
Mufasa or Simba?
Simba, he seems more approachable
Zazu or Gopher?
Shenzi or Banzai or Ed?
Love 'em all
Ma or Uncle Max?
Ma, she's much sweeter
Sarabi or Sarafina?
Rafiki or Zazu?
Rafiki. He has obnoxious moments too, but his are much funnier.
Simba/Nala or Mufasa/Sarabi?
Shenzi/Banzai or Shenzi/Ed?
Shenzi/Banzai over any pairing.
Scar/Zira or Scar/Nala?
...The former is less disgusting.
Sarafina/Scar or Shenzi/Scar?
Sarafina/Scar, if only because I find the other disturbing
Kovu/Kiara or Vitani/Kopa?
Describe the movie in three words
Staple of Childhood