Author has written 17 stories for Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, and Sherlock.
This was in dire need of an update.
I'm Erica, from Caithness in the north of Scotland, currently studying music at Napier University in Edinburgh. As a result, you may guess I have a somewhat busy life, which I love far too much for it to be good for me.
As far as fandoms are concerned, lately I've taken more to reading other people's works and enjoying them than writing my own, but occasionally a plot-bunny will come and bite my ear, and I'll be off again. Obviously, when I'm nearing the end of term and have exams and essays due... I'll be more likely to write something, wretched little procrastinator that I am.
My main, and best, type of fiction would seem to by humourous one-shots, although you'll find one or two longer fics in there too.
In the past, I have updated as I wrote, but I've made a new promise to myself that I shall start posting chapters only once the whole thing is complete. Too many promising fics have stagnated in that way.
With regards to those fics in question, I shall, at some point (procrastinator again!) take them down and re-work them, then re-post them.
As I said before, I do have a busy life, which must take precedence to the charming world of fanfiction, but hopefully my new approach to writing them will negate me having to constantly remind people and make my pathetic excuses
I'll confess, David Tennant was the one for me, also a fan of Peter Davison although I haven't written anything featuring his incarnation yet. I was actually impressed with Matt Smith, but haven't really found the time to get properly into the latest series, though with two younger brothers I'm sure I'll catch up eventually
The Unearthly Child
The TARDIS lands in a junkyard in London and the Doctor and Martha get themselves a job in the local school. Someone recognises the Doctor, but he doesn't recognise her. People offended by lack of continuity between old and new Doctor Who, look away.
My first ever fanfic, and boy does it show. I was pleased with the concept that I created, even if it wasn't strictly canonical
More or less what the title says. If I tell you exactly, there'll be no point in reading it. Just a short scene, I guess. Enjoy
A short ficlet written almost directly after watching Partners in Crime. Not really featuring any character in particular, it just examines the idea of the companion who was left behind, as so many were
Heart of the Sea
The TARDIS lands in the city of Atlantis. However, there's something wrong with the city's power source. Follows on after my "The Unearthly Child"
By this point I'd had more practice in writing longer fiction
Baking and Thievery
Baking should be easy. But when the Doctor's getting in the way, it really isn't...
This was really just about having fun, I love cooking and baking, and I could only imagine what would happen if Ten was hovering in my kitchen
Who Wants To Live Forever?
This is how I imagine the final ever episode will end. Uses the lyrics from Queen's "Who Wants To Live Forever?"
I'm not really one for songfics, but this and it's cousin below really wouldn't leave me alone. The song is a favourite of mine, and, to be honest, I feel sometimes it could have been written for the Doctor in some of his more angsty moments
Who Wants To Live Forever? 2
A moment from the Doctor's point of view. Uses lyrics from Queen's song, "Who Wants to Live Forever?"
I'm not really one for angst either, but there you are. Perhaps, I should have put them together, but there's something about them that made me feel they needed to be separated
Yes, I like Harry Potter. The stories were great, riveting, compelling, and the characters, for all their flaws, so memorable. I personally fell the Potter world is slandered far too much, and more due to the films than anything else- whilst some of the films captured the essence of the books whilst still leaving parts out, I felt there were some that put in far too many unneccessary moments. Another reason for the slander is that it has become such a huge franchise, i.e. there are a lot of bitter people out there...
Don't Give Them Any Ideas
As she saw her sons off to Hogwarts, Molly Weasley forgot the Weasley Golden Rule: Don't give them any ideas. This is the result of neglecting that rule.
How can you not love the Weasleys, especially Fred and George?
As Weasley number seven is born, Bill reflects on the births of his five other siblings.
More Weasley fun. This story reminded me just how much I hate writing in the present tense, but there you are
Insanity and Potions
Inspired by ms. imagine's Thunderbird fanfic, "Insanity." An invitation from George Weasley to try out a new "game." Need I say much more?
ms. imagine's Thunderbird fanfic, Insanity, which I believe is no longer on this site. Gutted and a half
Loved Thunderbirds as a kid, still enjoy it a bit now. Not so much the recent film, but the series. It was one of those thing where I found myself wishing there had been more episodes. Then I found the fanfics. YES! So, my stories are TVverse as opposed to filmverse
It's not surprising that the Thunderbirds inspire people across the globe. But one of them surprises Gordon with a question.
My first Thunderbirds fanfic, after a long time of eyeing up other people's and loving every word of them
Inspired by Little Miss Bump's "Virge the Surge" concept. Sometimes, it's best just to leave well alone...
I seriously love Little Miss Bump's stories, they make you feel so good. I suspect I may have been feeling a bit rotten myself when I wrote this one...
Match Made In A Fictional Place
There's someone for everyone. Brains and John go to a science conference/ gathering in New York.
Only afterwards did I realise that the summary could potentially be slash. It's not. I don't mind people writing slash fiction, I have no problem with it at all. For me, writing fanfics is something of an exercise in writing, trying to capture the spirit of a fandom and its characters, rather than bending them to suit me. Even when I insert a new character, I try to do so in an inoffensive manner- I do NOT insert myself into my stories.
I was particularly pleased with this story, if not the title. I did ask my watchers to perhaps suggest a new one, but not one single person offered an alternative. The phonelines are still open...
Of Apple Pie
full title: of apple pie, proud fathers, and edible transmitters. set during "day of disaster." what happened when tin-tin brought the transmitter dissolver...
Had to be done. It just did
Only written one story for this fandom so far, but perhaps one day I'll dip my toes in again
Captain Scarlet's niece, Sandra Ryder a.k.a Charity Angel has recently joined Spectrum, but her first mission- to escort the World President- isn't exactly a success
Yes, it looks like more unashamed self-insert, but trust me- Sandra's really not like me. Another story that I was pleased with despite the fairly rubbish title. You may have noticed, I kinda suck at titles
A fandom which I am sure I shall become even more obsessed with as time goes by. I had already become a fan of Conan-Doyle's consulting detective before I watched the BBC's latest adaptation, and I giggled with delight all the way through. I shall probably write something based on the books as well, but they'll come under the heading of Sherlock Holmes.
All John wanted was a nice warm shower. Not for uninvited guests to sneak in uninvited. If you're getting any ideas about the title and/or summary, it is purely innocent, I assure you. The odd bit of colourful language, that's all
Ah, colourful language, where would we be without you? For some reason, it particularly suits Sherlock. This came to me, funnily enough, in the shower. The flat I share with two friends at uni has one small bathroom, the lock of which is long broken, and which I keep muttering about fixing. I'll get round to it... eventually...
In Progress/ On Hiatus/ Coming Soon
Some of these stories will be taken down and re-worked. Some of these stories are in the middle of being posted. And some are still half-completed on my laptop, taking up valuable memory that should be containing my history of music essay
Unnamed for Now
Alan's finally got round to it! Of course, a shopping trip is required. How dangerous can it be? ON MAJOR HIATUS
Yup, you can see it there, in capitals, no less. I had a rough idea of what I wanted to do with it, but I lost interest, found loads of plot holes as I read through it again and again with each new chapter, and in the end just gave up. It also didn't help that I couldn't even come up with a decent title. It was intended to follow on from Match Made in a Fictional Place, and is in the darning pile
Calls go unanswered. The skies remain clear. John Tracy wants to know why.
A Thunderbirds fic which had so much promise, and was much darker than I normally write. Maybe that's why I left it. More likely it was the plot holes that others kept pointing out to me. They were being helpful, I know, but it was very discouraging for me. It's on the pile as well
The Politician, the Lighthouse and the Trained Cormorant
When one considers that Mr Sherlock Holmes was in active practice for twenty-three years, and that during seventeen of these I was allowed to cooperate with him and to keep notes of his doings, it will be clear that I have a mass of material at my command. The problem has always been not to find but to choose. There is the long row of year-books which fill a shelf, and there are the dispatch-cases filled with documents, a perfect quarry for the student not only of crime but of the social and official scandals of the late Victorian era. Concerning these latter, I may say that the writers of agonized letters, who beg that the honour of their families or the reputation of famous forebears may not be touched, have nothing to fear. The discretion and high sense of professional honour which have always distinguished my friend are still at work in the choice of these memoirs, and no confidence will be abused. I deprecate, however, in the strongest way the attempts which have been made lately to get at and to destroy these papers. The source of these outrages is known, and if they are repeated I have Mr Holmes's authority for saying that the whole story concerning the politician, the lighthouse, and the trained cormorant will be given to the public. There is at least one reader who will understand.
The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger by Arthur Conan Doyle
They're vicious, those plot-bunnies. And they're particularly bad for biting when I have essays due. I started this roughly about the same time as I started my essay on Louis XIV, and I swear it's three times longer already. At the moment, it's one long story, and I'll divide it into chapters once I've done. The title is simply something that I could use to save it to the computer, for the moment. I'd love to go through the stories that Conan Doyle mentioned but never wrote. Some of them sound so intriguing. Perhaps that's what will happen... next time I have an essay due, no doubt