Aethelflaed17
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First, an explanation of my profile name: Aethelflaed was an English queen, also known as Lady of the Mercians, long before England unified under one crown. She married one of her father's allies and proved herself to be an expert military strategist and warrior. There is plenty of speculation as to her relationship with her husband, Aethelred of Mercia, especially considering that they had one child, a daughter. The birth of this daughter almost killed Aethelflaed, according to some sources. Though it was a daughter, Aethelflaed's brother, king of Wessex, must have seen her as a legitimate ruler due to the efforts he took to remove her from power after the death of Aethelflaed. The exact details of this woman's life are part of my continuous historical study. There are many records and many areas of speculation and many often contradictory explanations, as is often the case with any sort of historical scholarship. One thing all sources and historians agree upon is that Aethelflaed was a truly remarkable woman, gaining respect from those who would often sneer at kings. I was introduced to this woman's existence when I read "The Edge on the Sword" by Rebecca Tingle when I was in high school and I could not get her out of my mind for years. When I was taking a class on early Medieval History in college I decided to make her the subject of a research paper. While my historic studies have strayed from studying Europe, this woman has fascinated me for over a decade of my life.


About me:

I have a degree in History and hope to pursue graduate school. I love the creative exploration that fan fiction allows because it acts as a starting point for many who have amazing creative talent. I often find that as my fan fiction develops it becomes a story independent of the original inspiration.


My philosophy about writing:

  • The only way to get better at writing is to sit down and do it.
  • Seriously, too many people get overwhelmed by all the advice out there and so they try to do the equivalent of running a triathlon or an iron man before they have even walked a mile, so to speak.
  • I used to write fan fiction but right now I co-writing an independent work (still in the rough draft stage)
  • I am a teacher by profession and I would love to act as a beta as soon as a qualify. Editing work and helping others hone their ideas is what I do, literally.
  • No matter how bed you are, just think about the kind of stuff that has been published (seriously...) and then think that everyone had to start somewhere.
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    Xocoatl by TheWheelWeaves reviews
    /Once upon a time there was a quiet village in the English countryside whose people all believed in tranquillity./ A Nine x Rose AU inspired by the film /Chocolat/ and the book by Joanne Harris by the same name.
    Doctor Who - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 20 - Words: 52,545 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 3/27 - Published: 9/5/2014 - [Rose T., 9th Doctor] Donna N., Martha J.
    A Natural at Chemistry by perfectlyrose reviews
    John Smith, known by many at the university as the Doctor, is a history professor with varied degrees and interests. Rose Tyler is an art student struggling in her chemistry class. When their worlds collide, they might discover that there's another kind of chemistry that they both have in spades. (Nine/Rose, teacher/student AU)
    Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,572 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/11 - [9th Doctor, Rose T.] - Complete
    Find Me Again by Books In the Blood reviews
    Rose uses the TARDIS' time vortex to destroy the Daleks on Satellite 5 but she's not unscathed. When Rose loses a signifigant portion of her memory, the Doctor uses his telepathic powers to help her regain the memory she has lost but they both find something more important along the way that they never expected to find. Some times the Doctor does do domestics...
    Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 17 - Words: 62,562 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 125 - Updated: 12/2/2014 - Published: 8/1/2014 - 9th Doctor, Rose T. - Complete
    The Way We Were by Blue Stone Shining Wolf reviews
    Rose wakes up in a strange flat in modern-day London with no memory of how she got there. Will she be able to put the pieces back together? And how can she reconcile two very different dreams of what life should be? AU story my way (see profile). Explores deeper relationships than canon therefore Rated T for romantic interaction. Contains angst because stories need conflict.
    Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 37,568 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 11/18/2014 - Published: 2/17/2014 - [9th Doctor, Rose T.] Jack H., Jackie T.
    The Green Fields of France by TheWheelWeaves reviews
    A Nine x Rose WWI AU. The boys called her Angel because she always seemed to be there, golden and glorious, when they needed her the most. She signed her letters home as Rose Tyler. Title from an old Irish song. After completion edit: This story's rating has been increased with the addition of an epilogue. Chapters 1-10 are entirely safe for work, but chapter 11 is not.
    Doctor Who - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 22,927 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 10/12/2014 - Published: 5/23/2014 - 9th Doctor, Donna N., Jackie T., Rose T. - Complete
    With Starlight in Their Wake by Wintermoth reviews
    The goodbyes have been said, the tears have been shed, and now they're ready to keep going. While in London for chips and a visit to Shareen, Rose and the Doctor check into Royal Hope to investigate plasma coils building up around the hospital and end up in the middle of a Judoon inquiry - Season 3 rewrite (featuring 10, Rose, and Martha) COMPLETE.
    Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 75 - Words: 424,179 - Reviews: 2447 - Favs: 910 - Follows: 1,034 - Updated: 6/27/2014 - Published: 12/1/2012 - [10th Doctor, Rose T.] Martha J., TARDIS - Complete
    Better With Two: Human Nature by outcastfromgallifrey reviews
    A series of episodes from series 3 and 4 rewritten as if they had taken place during series 2." - Episode 6 of 6: Takes place before 'The Army of Ghosts' - John Smith is an average school professor in the 1900s. Just an average professor who doesn't think aliens exist and who just happens to fancy his housemaid, Rose Tyler...
    Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 19 - Words: 26,695 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 1/17/2014 - Published: 12/21/2013 - [10th Doctor, Rose T.] J. Baines/Brother-of-Mine, Joan R. - Complete
    The Wolf and the Thief by whoson1st reviews
    Rose is trapped in a universe that is trying erase her. With the help of a very special friend, she gets the opportunity to go back and rewrite her entire history with the Doctor in order to keep the tragic events at Canary Wharf from happening. Can she succeed? Or is she doomed to fade away? First in the Written in the Stars series, now complete.
    Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 71 - Words: 217,952 - Reviews: 1393 - Favs: 1,394 - Follows: 513 - Updated: 12/24/2013 - Published: 5/11/2013 - 9th Doctor, 10th Doctor, Rose T. - Complete
    Soldier's Hands by SilverLunarStar reviews
    One-Shot! Post-Dalek. Never had she been more aware of who he was and yet...she wasn't going anywhere.
    Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 476 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/6/2011 - [9th Doctor, Rose T.] - Complete