Author has written 236 stories for Phantom of the Opera, Legend of the Seeker, Power Rangers, Harry Potter, and Merlin.
The Avatar picture of Lucius and Narcissa present on my profile page can be found on the tumblr beforeiamreunitedwithlucius.
I found the picture to be extremely gorgeous. The way that Lucius and Narcissa are looking at each other and the coloring of the picture is absolutely breathtaking and beautiful.
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My FanFiction Philosophies
I like to look at the "other side" of the story. Most of my stories focus on the "villains," as I find them to usually be more interesting and more complex than the "heroes."
Another thing that is important in my stories is the celebration of the individual. I truly believe that everyone is an individual with a unique personality. People cannot just be grouped together as if they are all exactly the same. No one is exactly the same. Everyone is different and unique in their own way.
Important Note: I am not interested in doing any role playing. It just isn't my thing.
Darken Rahl/Kahlan (Rahlan) Quote
"'You are both the light and the darkness.'" -Darken Rahl to Kahlan (my own personal Rahlan quote)
My Lucius/Narcissa (Lucissa) Pet Peeves
1. Lucius abusing Narcissa in any way (physically, emotionally, sexually, etc.). The Harry Potter books show on several occasions that Lucius respects Narcissa's opinion, and there's no way to me that abuse and respect can go together. Also, Narcissa defending Lucius in Half-Blood Prince could have potentially been dangerous to her because she was doing it in front of Bellatrix (who Narcissa knew was completely devoted to the Dark Lord, who was at that time very angry at Lucius). Narcissa would not have taken such a risk to defend a man who had abused her at some point. Also, even Harry Potter Wiki says that Lucius and Narcissa appeared to have a close, affectionate relationship; and it is also mentioned on Harry Potter Wiki that Narcissa truly loved Lucius (and there's no way that she would have "truly" loved him if he had ever abused her). As a side note, Harry Potter Wiki also mentions that Lucius is good at Potions (I just really don't like stories in which Lucius is portrayed as being helpless at Potions).
2. Lucius and/or Narcissa having an affair. Sorry, I see both Lucius and Narcissa as having too much respect for one another to cheat. And honestly, what's so wrong with having a couple that is actually faithful to one another?
3. Lucius and/or Narcissa deciding that they want to get a divorce. For me, they stuck by and supported each other through too many tough times for them to suddenly decide they no longer want to be with each other.
4. Narcissa being a secret Muggle sympathizer while Lucius is a bastard. I have nothing wrong with Grey!Malfoy stories (as I don't see them as being pure evil anyways), but I don't like reading stories in which Narcissa is complete saint while Lucius is just a jerk.
5. Lucius and/or Narcissa being a bastard or a jerk to the other. Now I have no problems with them arguing or being angry with each other, as that is normal for any couple, but I don't want to read stories about Lucius and/or Narcissa hating the other. They may not always agree (what couple does?), but they always respect each other.
To sum up all my Lucissa pet peeves, neither Lucius nor Narcissa is a saint, but they do love each other.
Lucius/Narcissa (Lucissa) Quotes
"The truly amazing thing about Lucius and Narcissa is that they are able to show their love for each other without having to resort to silly kisses or to cliche red roses." (my own personal Lucissa quote).
A Lucissa Quote from KaibaGirl17:
"Some couples can look upon one another's face and the expression is the same they would have for a stranger. While others can look upon one another and there isn't a soul in the world that could ever doubt the love one reciprocates for the other. Lucius and Narcissa are the latter."
What Kind Of Relationship Does Lucius Have With Narcissa? (according to a post on FanPop)
Hraesvelg: "I think Narcissa and him [Lucius] are a loving couple. I always remember that scene when Voldemort asked for Lucius' wand and how he was waiting for Narcissa'a [sic] approval. And then that one in HBP when Bellatrix blamed Lucius for what happened in DoM, Narcissa jumped to his defense without thinking twice. I think they're the best couple JKR has written."
Insights On Lucius's and Narcissa's Relationship From A Tumblr Dedicated To This Couple
"People keep saying they want to be loved like Snape loved Lily, like Ron loved Hermione, or like Tonks loved Remus. These are all amazing loves, but to me it would mean the most to be loved like Narcissa loved Lucius."
"To have someone who’s so steadfastly loyal no matter what struggles we have to face, someone who will take risks to protect loved ones, and someone who will love and cherish me in spite of my flaws and past mistakes. That, in my opinion, is true love and I want this in a spouse."
Insights On Lucius's and Narcissa's Relationship From the LucissaForever Tumblr
"Lucius's and Narcissa's marriage was arranged. That didn't stop it from being one of the most supportive, loving and happy marriages in the Wizarding World. Narcissa was distraught when Lucius was sent to Azkaban."
"Lucissa was not an abusive relationship. Narcissa defied Voldemort twice, once to his face, and got away with it both times. There's no way she would have taken anything from Lucius. And let's not forget 'Don't you dare blame my husband!' She stuck by him at a time where she could have easily left him to his own devices, when the wizarding society would have thought a lot more of her if she HAD left him. She wouldn't have done that if her marriage was as terrible as people like to believe."
"Lucius/Narcissa is my OTP. I feel like they are possibly the most misunderstood couple in the whole series. The fact that their marriage was arranged gives off a 'they don't love each other' vibe to most readers where, I just do not believe that. I believe that they love each other more than any other couple in the series did. I can ship EVERYONE WITH EVERYONE but, I can't imagine them without each other."
"'Lucissa is an amazing pair and their moments in the books were beautiful...'
"'Words can't describe the love I have for Lucissa. I just wish the films had shown the true beauty of their relationship...'
"'To me the most beautiful and touching shippy moment in the films is when Narcissa calms Lucius down in Deathly Hallows part one. I just love how quickly she reacts to him shouting, she's obviously not scarred of him at all, and how he instantly responds to her, goes quiet and allows her to lead him away. It's about the only thing I don't object to regarding how their marriage was portrayed.'"
Draco/Hermione (Dramione) Quotes
Insights On Draco's and Hermione's Relationship From A Tumblr Dedicated To This Couple
"JK Rowling revealed in an interview that Draco behaved antagonistically towards Hermione because he had romantic feelings for her, not because of her Muggle-born heritage. Due to his strict upbringing, Malfoy was unable to express his true feelings. Rowling also added that not unlike Severus Snape and Lily Potter, Malfoy would 'always' have lingering feelings for Hermione and very nearly fought with the Order during the Battle of Hogwarts because of it."
J.K. Rowling: "'I considered for a long time a romance between Hermione and Draco. They’re both strong-minded people and Hermione could have helped pull Draco towards the light - been his saving grace - much like Lily was to Snape.'"
Insights on Tommy's and Katherine's Relationship From A Tumblr Dedicated To This Couple
"Being in a relationship isn't about the kissing, the dates, or the showing off. It's about being with someone who makes you happy in a way that no one else can."
Insights on Tommy's and Katherine's Relationship From A LiveJournal Post
"What I think most of when I think of them [Kat and Tommy] is comfort. They have always seemed to fit well together, to be relaxed around each other. It rings in my mind of maturity. They're not trying to prove anything to anyone else, or to themselves. They know who and what they are, and appear to have made peace with that. They still have a lot of growing to do, but that's only human."
My Favorite Actors/Actresses
These actors/actresses really made me love the characters that they played. I would not have felt the same way about these characters if not for the way that these actors/actresses chose to portray their characters.
Gerard Butler as Erik aka the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera because he was a versatile actor, and he was able to make the Phantom's rapid mood swings believable. With Butler's performance, I both loved and hated the Phantom. Sometimes I was angry at the Phantom, but then the next moment I found myself feeling sorry for him because of Butler's amazing performance. I also loved Butler's dark, sometimes harsh voice because it really fitted the Phantom's dark personality. Butler's voice was also very emotional and expressive. He did not just sing; he acted as he sang. Butler's voice was overall, for me, very seductive.
Patrick Wilson as Raoul in Phantom of the Opera because Wilson's voice was warm and gentle, perfect for Raoul's personality and also a wonderful contrast to Butler's darker, harsher voice. You could tell that the Phantom and Raoul were of different personalities based on Butler's and Wilson's voices. Butler sounded like someone who could be both twisted and vulnerable, while Wilson sounded like someone who was noble and kind but also protective.
Craig Parker as Darken Rahl in Legend of the Seeker because he was an actor that was able to give subtle vulnerability to Rahl's character. Darken Rahl could have easily been a one-dimensional villain, but Parker gave him depth without going over the top.
Katie McGrath as Morgana in Merlin because in her interviews she was extremely passionate about her character and she was always ready to defend Morgana's actions. McGrath was also funny and full of life in her interviews and nothing at all like the cruel, twisted Morgana, a sign of a truly amazing actress. McGrath was also able to give some meaningful emotions to her otherwise dark, evil character.
Alexander Vlahos as Mordred in Merlin because he made Mordred a complex character that I could sympathize with and understand. Vlahos was overall amazing, but he was absolutely wonderful in the episode "Drawing of the Dark." I really felt sorry for Mordred in this episode, and I could tell that Mordred's character was torn and conflicted until the very end.
Bradley James as Arthur in Merlin because he was a versatile actor. He could make Arthur a brat, but he could also make Arthur serious and caring. James could make you cry in the emotional episodes, but he could also make you laugh in the humorous episodes.
Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter because I love what he bought to Lucius's character. I love how Isaacs wanted the long blond hair and the snake cane. Truly, both Lucius and Draco have wonderful, beautiful hair, LOL; but there is just something about Lucius's hair that I like a little more than Draco's, LOL. On a more serious note, I also love Isaacs's arrogant and cold but also smooth and polished voice. As Lucius Malfoy, Isaacs has an aristocratic face, while really helps bring to life Lucius's belief that he is a proper, wealthy pureblood. All of these gives Isaacs's Lucius Malfoy a dark but majestic presence that's perfect for a villain.
Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter because Felton makes you completely believe that he is an arrogant bully and that he enjoys playing that role. Felton, however, is also able to bring a believable vulnerability and humanity to Draco Malfoy's character. Felton, therefore, is able to show on screen the complex character that is Draco Malfoy.
Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter because Lynch gave Luna the perfect dreamy voice, and she also gave Luna such an enduring innocence. Lynch truly made Luna an unique, memorable character who stood out from all the rest.
Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter because she did a wonderful job of actually making you hate her as a villain. There are too many villains that are too wooden to feel anything towards them, but that was not the case with Staunton's Umbridge. I actually enjoyed hating her. I also liked how she acted all sweet on the outside, while she was really all twisted and sadistic in the inside.
Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter because you could tell that the actress was enjoying herself in the movies. She also did a wonderful job of making me believe that her character truly was crazy and demented.
My Favorite Characters
Phantom of the Opera: Erik aka the Phantom (my #1 Phantom of the Opera character, he is such a complex character), Raoul (I do not like Raoul-bashing, he is not a bad guy, he really does love Christine), Madame Giry, Meg
Legend of the Seeker: Darken Rahl (my #1 Legend of the Seeker character), Kahlan (my #2 Legend of the Seeker character), Jennsen, Cara, Egremont (I wish that the show had not killed him off, he was truly loyal and devoted to Darken Rahl, Egremont also didn't appear to be scared of Rahl because in the episode "Bloodline" Egremont had no problem with walking towards Rahl after Rahl had killed the guard for failing to protect the Boxes of Orden), Garen (the Mord-Sith from the episodes "Walter," "Extinction," and "Tears" and another character totally loyal and devoted to Darken Rahl)
Merlin: Morgana (my #1 Merlin character), Mordred (my #2 Merlin character, especially in Season 5), Arthur (especially in Season 4), Gwaine (especially in Season 3)
Harry Potter: Lucius (my #1 Harry Potter character, I believe there is so much more to his character then he would ever let on, there is a mystery to him that can be explored in so many ways), Narcissa, Draco, Hermione, Luna, Neville, Remus, Kingsley, Regulus, Theodore, Astoria, Daphne, Scorpius, Rose, Percy
Star Wars: Luke Skywalker (my #1 Star Wars character - a hero that is truly a hero because of his great nobility and compassion), Darth Vader aka Anakin Skywalker (my #2 Star Wars character), Qui-Gon Jinn (he was a rebel Jedi but a good rebel, he had a good heart and he was one of the few Jedi who was willing to look outside the box), R2-D2 (there is so much that would not have been accomplished if not for this awesome droid), Firmus Piett (he must have done something right because Vader never choked him, Piett may not have been a big presence in the movies or in the novelizations of the movies but he is a wonderful character in FanFiction)
Lord of the Rings: Gandalf (my #1 Lord of the Rings character), Eowyn, Faramir, Sam, Legolas, Gimli
X-Men: Magneto (my #1 X-Men character), Pyro, Mystique
Power Rangers: Tommy (MMPR, PRZ, PRT, PRDT - my #1 Power Rangers character), Katherine aka Kat (MMPR, PRZ, PRT - my #2 Power Rangers character), Kira (PRDT - my #3 Power Rangers character), Tanya (PRZ, PRT), Conner (PRDT), Billy (MMPR, PRZ), Trini (MMPR), Gasket (PRZ), Archerina (PRZ), Zeltrax (PRDT)
My Favorite Pairings
Phantom of the Opera: Raoul/Christine (I see Love Never Dies as glorified FanFiction), Madame Giry/Phantom (mother/son and romantic/sexual relationship), Phantom/Meg, Phantom/Other Woman (if the story is well-written and plausible), Phantom/Raoul (brothers/friendship and rivalry/enemies)
Legend of the Seeker: Darken Rahl/Kahlan (my #1 Legend of the Seeker pairing), Darken Rahl/Jennsen (brother/sister relationship), Darken Rahl/Keeper (twisted father/son and teacher/student relationship and rivalry/enemies), Kahlan/Cara (sisters/friendship and rivalry/enemies), Darken Rahl/Egremont (father/son and boss/worker relationship - Egremont seemed to care more for Darken Rahl than Panis Rahl ever did and I see Egremont as a substitute father figure for Darken Rahl), Darken Rahl/Garen (friendship and boss/worker relationship)
Merlin: Morgana/Mordred (mother/son relationship), Arthur/Morgana (mostly brother/sister relationship but sometimes forbidden love), Lancelot/Gwen, Merlin/Gwen, Morgana/Gwen (sisters/friendship - these two suffered so much character assassination on the show and they deserve more respect), Morgana/Aithusa (these two had such a beautiful friendship that was underused on the show), Alvarr/Morgana, Agravaine/Morgana, Gwaine/Morgana, Morgause/Morgana (sisters/friendship - Morgause did use Morgana and definitely brainwashed her but Morgause was at least willing to help Morgana to control her powers)
Harry Potter: Lucius/Narcissa (my #1 canon Harry Potter pairing and my #1 Harry Potter pairing overall, these two showed such loyalty and devotion to each other even in the darkest of times and they clearly respect each other), Draco/Hermione (my #1 AU Harry Potter pairing and my #2 Harry Potter pairing overall, I do not however like Lucius-bashing, Lucius may not approve of Dramione at first but he does love Draco, also Narcissa isn't going to accept Dramione easily either because she believes in blood purity just as much as her husband does, however both Lucius and Narcissa love Draco), Scorpius/Rose (if Draco and Hermione can't get together then their children can fall in love with each other), Draco/Astoria (I really see them as being the more casual version of the more traditional Lucius and Narcissa), Harry/Luna (Luna understands Harry in a way that no one else can), Neville/Luna (they are complete opposites from each other but they balance each other out so perfectly, besides they are both wonderful secondary characters), Neville/Hermione (there is just something cute about the way that Hermione is always helping Neville out in school), Lucius/Hermione (they are both intelligent but I like them more as a forbidden love mostly on Hermione's part because I really love Lucius/Narcissa, mostly I love a father/daughter bond or a mentor/student relationship between Lucius and Hermione that is built on a mutual respect, I also love Lucius and Hermione engaging in a battle of wits and cleverness), Abraxas/Lucius (twisted father/son relationship), Voldemort/Lucius (twisted master/servant relationship), Abraxas/Voldemort (these two are both so twisted and evil in my personal headcanon), Lucius/Severus (brother/friendship relationship that involves them being snarky and sarcastic towards each other, they do however respect each other), Lucius/Bellatrix (rivalry/enemies relationship that involves them being snarky and sarcastic towards each other), Narcissa/Draco (mother/son relationship), Lucius/Draco (father/son relationship in which Lucius is not a bastard that doesn't love his son), Theodore/Daphne (this way Theodore can be more directly linked to Draco though Draco's marriage to Daphne's sister Astoria), Daphne/Astoria (sister relationship), Theodore/Hermione (they're both smart and studious and they both love books), Lucius/Theodore (father/son and teacher/student relationship, I just think that Lucius would love Theodore for his studious and intelligent personality), Narcissa/Theodore (mother/son relationship), Draco/Theodore (brothers/friendship relationship), Narcissa/Regulus (sister/brother relationship and friendship), Lucius/Regulus (older brother/younger brother relationship and friendship), Lucius/Kingsley (they're both clever and resourceful men that know how to manipulate people and situations to achieve their goals), Lucius/Percy (just think about it, Lucius's charisma and Percy's ambition makes this pairing possible), Theodore/Luna (they both lost their mothers but no one really talks about them), Lucius/Macnair (don't ask I'm just weird like that)
Star Wars: Darth Vader/Luke Skywalker (my #1 Star Wars pairing - twisted father/son and teacher/student relationship), Darth Vader/Leia (father/daughter relationship and rivalry/enemies), Han/Leia, Luke/Leia (brother/sister relationship), Han/Luke (brothers/friendship), Darth Vader, Luke/R2-D2 (friendship), Darth Vader/Firmus Piett (friendship and boss/worker relationship), Qui-Gon/Anakin (father/son and teacher/student relationship)
Lord of the Rings: Faramir/Eowyn (my #1 Lord of the Rings pairing - the movies did not do them justice, their relationship and romance deserve a lot more attention), Gandalf/Saruman (brothers/friendship and rivalry/enemies - so much more could have been done with these two), Legolas/Gimli (brothers/friendship and rivalry/competitive), Gandalf/Galadriel
X-Men: Magneto/Pyro (father/son and teacher/student relationship), Magneto/Mystique
Power Rangers: Tommy/Katherine (my #1 Power Rangers pairing - these two both started off as evil but they soon showed that they were willing to place the needs of others before their own), Conner/Kira (my #2 Power Rangers pairing), Tommy/Hayley, Tommy/Elsa, Tommy/Zeltrax (brothers/friendship and rivalry/enemies), Tommy/Kira (mostly father/daughter and teacher/student relationship but sometimes forbidden love), Tommy/Conner/Ethan/Trent (father/son and teacher/student relationship) Adam/Tanya, Billy/Trini, Tommy/Trini, Katherine/Tanya (sisters/friendship), Conner/Ethan (brothers/friendship), Tommy/Billy (brothers/friendship), Zedd/Rita, Rita/Tommy (mother/son and teacher/student relationship), Zedd/Tommy (father/son and teacher/student relationship), Tommy/Goldar (brothers/friendship and rivalry/enemies), Rita/Katherine (mother/daughter and teacher/student relationship), Zedd/Katherine (father/daughter and teacher/student relationship), Gasket/Archerina (they have no problems with fighting on the front lines and they have an epic love story that screams Romeo and Juliet), Tommy/Gasket (rivalry/enemies), Katherine/Archerina (rivalry/enemies)
My Favorite Crossover Pairings
Darken Rahl/Morgana (Legend of the Seeker/Merlin - my #1 crossover pairing - these two are both twisted but they are also both misunderstood, Darken Rahl wants to be loved and not someone to be hunted and killed because of what some prophecy says and Morgana wants to be accepted for who she is, I really believe that Darken Rahl and Morgana would understand each other)
Aragorn/Kahlan (Lord of the Rings/Legend of the Seeker)
Kahlan/Morgana (Legend of the Seeker/Merlin - sisters/friendship and rivalry/enemies)
Phantom/Morgana (Phantom of the Opera/Merlin)
Phantom/Kahlan (Phantom of the Opera/Legend of the Seeker)
Phantom/Darken Rahl (Phantom of the Opera/Legend of the Seeker - brothers/friendship - Phantom loves Christine but Christine loves Raoul and I truly believe that Darken Rahl loves Kahlan but Kahlan loves Richard, Phantom and Darken Rahl both really deserve someone who will love them)
Faramir/Morgana (Lord of the Rings/Merlin - these two have nothing in common but they look so beautiful together in several YouTube videos that I have watched)
Lucius/Morgana (Harry Potter/Merlin) - I just think that these two would look so beautiful together. Also, they are both highly ambitious (they want it all) and they are both so manipulative and twisted when it comes to getting their way.
Anakin/Morgana (Star Wars/Merlin)
Darken Rahl/Christine (Legend of the Seeker/Phantom of the Opera)
FanFiction Challenges I Have Written For
Harry Potter Challenges:
FanFiction Awards I Have Received
Harry Potter Awards:
Mirror (Winner of Fanfiction Booker prize 2014 for AU fic)
The Dead Babies Series (Harry Potter)
Summary: The stillborn and the miscarriages that Narcissa suffered before finally giving birth to Draco.
A Proper Wedding, An Improper Secret
The Lost Baby
The Bloody Babies
The Baby Boy
The Sick Boy