Author has written 20 stories for Midnighters, Twilight, Merlin, Season of the Witch, Angel, Vampire Diaries, Lost Girl, Heroes, Hunger Games, and Bitten.
My avatar is not, I repeat NOT, a picture of me! I don't know whose image that is, but it showed up on my uncle's camera somehow and I made it my avatar in hopes of amusing visitors to my page.
ABOUT MY WRITING ON FFN
Ongoing/upcoming projects (in order of publication date):
Lost In Camelot (Merlin/Lost Girl crossover, in-progress, updated regularly)
Demon's Games (Angel/Hunger Games crossover, in-progress, updated regularly)
Shades of Destiny (The Sorcerer's Bride sequel, in-progress, updated frequently)
Dark Days (Perfect Storm sequel, in-progress, updated regularly)
The Lost Kingdom (Lost In Camelot sequel, upcoming)
Fae New World (The Lost Kingdom sequel, upcoming)
Links to pictures from my stories:
The Sorcerer's Bride
Morgana's wedding dress: 1.bp.blogspot.com/-srhrbBhlOy8/UMcAuptFS1I/AAAAAAAAAPk/4_8CbvShQ40/s1600/74.jpg
What Uther wished Morgana's wedding dress looked like (for readers with a sense of humor): micheleburke.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Sadie-Frost-Dracula-1.jpg
Elena's ball gown: s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b9/65/e9/b965e96627daf0443f00eef0e48a10dd.jpg
Shades of Destiny
Elena's blue dress: s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/cd/b0/dc/cdb0dcd9e0255cf67681ba69f7149d0f.jpg
Freya's wedding dress: dimg.dillards.com/is/image/DillardsZoom/04386788_zi_white?$ecom880x1020$
Lost In Camelot
Bo's court dresses: youtube.com/watch?v=ODBzeh6uwx0
Bo's travel/combat outfit: mouseinfo.com/gallery/files/4/1/2/7/oz_press_day_2013_028_172571.jpg
Kenzi's Camelot wardrobe: images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/33800000/Glinda-oz-the-great-and-powerful-33844168-425-628.jpg
Fanart courtesy of Marcus S. Lazarus: tthfanfic.org/Story-17631-51/MarcusSLazarusFanartformyFavourites.htm
TV Tropes page (also created by Marcus S. Lazarus): tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/LostInCamelot
Update frequency: I will write new chapters whenever I have the time/inspiration and post them once they're finished. Reviews help my motivation, but there is no minimum number that I must get before I'll update. Sometimes I take a while between chapters, but I will never just abandon a story halfway through; if I'm really dissatisfied with one or run out of ideas for it, it will be deleted to spare anyone who hasn't read it yet the frustration of starting and possibly liking a fic that will never be finished - anyone who has already started reading it will be given advance notice that it's being discontinued.
Warnings: To avoid nasty shocks, I try to always warn readers about any content in my fics that might be offensive, usually in the chapter where it occurs. If it's in the first chap, then the thing you're being warned about will be such a predominant element in the story that you're better off not even starting to read if it bothers you. Same goes for main pairings.
Anonymous or 'guest' review policy: I delete all guest reviews that I deem disagreeable for any reason, because as far as I'm concerned people who choose not to put their names on their comments and give the authors a chance to respond have no right to criticize anyone. When I review someone else's story I always log in so that, if they take offense at anything I say, they'll have the opportunity to defend themselves, and I expect the same courtesy to be extended to me.
What I look for in a story
Likes: correct grammar/spelling/punctuation, a well-thought-out plot, and good characterization - which means everyone is still recognizable as their canon selves, or if there is some change in their personality, powers, or background, it's explained well and is at least somewhat plausible. If you've just completely reinvented them, then it's not the character we know and love, it's basically just an OC with their name.
Dislikes: Genderbending (especially when it's only done for the purpose of pairing up two characters who were originally the same gender without it being slash, like in Merthur stories where Merlin's a girl), excessive OOC-ness, OCs in prominent roles, and all-human or non-magical AUs in fictional universes like Harry Potter or Twilight where the supernatural was an integral part of the original series.
Pairings I enjoy reading or writing
Artemis Fowl/Holly Short - Artemis Fowl series
Peter Bishop/Olivia Dunham, Alt-Livia/Lincoln Lee - Fringe
Peter/Claire, Peter/Elle, Peter/Niki (5YG 'verse), Matt/Daphne - Heroes
Harry/Hermione - Harry Potter series (there are a few others, but this is my favorite)
John Connor/Cameron - Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles
Peter Petrelli/Bella Swan, Elle Bishop/Edward Cullen - Heroes/Twilight crossovers (I'm pretty sure I invented both of these, although Peter/Bella has caught on somewhat since I started writing it. Still waiting for someone else to hop on the Elleward bandwagon though.)
Buffy Summers/Harry Potter - Buffy: the Vampire Slayer/Harry Potter crossovers
Bella Swan/Edward Cullen - Twilight (even though I haven't read non-crossover Twilight fics in quite awhile)
Veronica/Logan - Veronica Mars
Michael/Fiona - Burn Notice
Merlin/Morgana & Arthur/Gwen romance, Merlin/Arthur bromance, Uther/'Catrina' the troll - Merlin (I've also found a few fics where Merlin and Arthur are related/adoptive siblings, which I find adorable because Arthur is SO like Merlin's big brother! Of course you can't really watch Merlin and not like Arwen, and believe me I do even though I prefer Mergana - Arthur and Gwen are really sweet and I can tell they'll be together forever, and I want them to be, but for some reason they just don't grab my interest the way Merlin and Morgana do. And Trollther gave me the best laugh I've gotten out of that show, hence its inclusion)
Amy Fleming/Ty Baldwin - Heartland books and TV-verse
Nikita/Michael - Nikita
Richard/Kahlan, Richard/Cara, Richard/Kahlan/Cara - Legend of the Seeker (You can't watch LotS and not be a fan of R/K, but Richard and Cara also shared a few moments that made me think they could've had potential as a couple, except she never had a chance because they didn't meet until after he was firmly committed to Kahlan. Could things have been different if Cara had arrived on the scene earlier? We'll never know, but it's fun to explore the possibilities in fanfic... As for the OT3, I've already said I thought Richard had good chemistry with both women, and while I didn't get the vibe of Kahlan and Cara being madly in love with each other from the show, they did have a strong friendship that could've had some romantic undertones, so I think the three of them together could work)
Bo/Dyson, Kenzi/Hale - Lost Girl (Come on people, wolves mate for life! Besides, Dyson was Bo's first real love interest, and I don't feel like the writers ever provided adequate justification for why they shouldn't be together - no fundamental incompatibility in their personalities or conflict in their individual goals in life that anyone can point to and say 'they'll never be able to make it work because of X. No matter how strong their attraction is, this will inevitably tear them apart'. Yes, he made some mistakes regarding his willingness to keep information about Aife from her at Trick's behest, but even if he did the wrong thing it was for the right reasons. He always tried to protect Bo (unlike Tamsin, who sold her out to the Wanderer) and he managed to score more honesty points than Lauren simply by telling Bo his real name the first time they met, so I think he's still the best choice. Kenzi and Hale are a double dose of awesome, and while I was happy that s4 made them official, I think they deserved more screen time...and I definitely wasn't happy with how things ended for them! Seriously, letting Hale get killed by Massimo of all people was insulting!)
Monroe/Nick - Grimm (Monroe's been there for Nick from the very beginning, practically since the first day his Grimm abilities manifested, and Nick obviously trusted him right away in spite of Monroe being one of the creatures Nick's supposed to hunt. Monroe is the person who knows Nick best - even if the number of people who know his secret has increased lately, it doesn't change the fact that Monroe was his first confidant - and it only took me about two or three episodes to decide they should be together)
Ichabod/Katrina - Sleepy Hollow (I know lots of people ship Ichabod/Abbie, and I can see why, but Katrina's an awesome ass-kicking witch, so I can't really get behind her losing her husband to another woman, even one I like as much as Abbie)
Pairings I don't like to read and/or write
Holly Short/Trouble Kelp - Artemis Fowl series (I'm indifferent to this one; no reason to think they wouldn't work, they just don't have the factors that makes Holly/Artemis so interesting, i.e. species difference, her being a cop while he's a criminal, that sort of thing)
Gabriel 'Sylar' Gray/Elle Bishop, Sylar/Claire Bennet, Peter Petrelli/Caitlin - Heroes (Elle deserved better! As for Claire, I don't see her forgiving his many misdeeds any time soon. Caitlin was likable enough but bored me, and the fact that Peter was suffering from amnesia when they met makes me wonder if they'd even click had he been himself)
Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger, Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley - Harry Potter series (Ginny was barely even there for most of the series except as an annoying fangirl; I have nothing against her except that, which in all fairness she did grow out of, but I don't feel that she was ever developed enough as a character in her own right to justify her ending up with the main hero. It's like Harry got paired up with a cardboard cutout just so JKR could say she gave him a love interest, and as a way of cementing his ties to the Weasley family. Ron and Hermione were both fully realized characters...but the personalities they were given did NOT strike me as compatible. Seriously, they always argued with each other - based on the number of times they weren't even speaking, it's obvious Harry's the glue that holds them together, and without him they wouldn't even be friends, much less anything more. I don't see how they could live together without it ending in homicide...unless they had Harry move in with them so he could act as mediator whenever they disagreed)
John Connor/Riley Dawson - Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles (Their whole relationship was based on a lie, which was perpetrated solely for the purpose of turning John against Cameron. It would never have worked, and only serves to further prove my belief that Jameron is destined to happen)
Bella Swan/Jacob Black - Twilight (OK, I felt sorry for Jake in New Moon, I really did. However, he lost all my sympathy in Eclipse; he had his shot with Bella while Edward was gone, yet even then he was nothing more than someone she considered settling for because she thought she couldn't have who she really wanted, and he seriously thought he stood a chance once Edward was back? Duh, NO! Not to mention he almost raped her; Edward may be overbearing and controlling, but at least I feel fairly confident he'd have backed off if Bella told him to rather than forcing himself on her. Really, I find it totally inconceivable how anyone could ever think Bella and Jacob belong together)
Veronica Mars/Duncan Kane, Logan Echolls/Lilly Kane - Veronica Mars (Obviousness: Lilly cheated on Logan All. The. Time. Veronica/Duncan is simply blah, and I'm not sure he has the edge necessary to keep up with the new and toughened Veronica. Though they worked great in the old days)
Merlin/Arthur romance, Merlin/Freya, Morgana/Alvarr, Morgana/Agravaine - Merlin (I get where the idea of Merlin/Arthur comes from - 'two sides of the same coin', 'destiny', blah, blah, blah. BUT I can't see them pausing their bickering long enough to fall in love, plus they both have girls who are perfect for them, so it's not like they're each other's best match simply because there's no one else. As for the others, Alvarr was a scum-bucket who was only using Morgana, pure and simple, and Morgravaine was just creepy. He was like 50 years older than her! Thank goodness she was only using him and never had any real feelings for him, or I might've given myself a brain hemorrhage screaming at the TV. Freya I actually liked as a character, just not with Merlin because their relationship was too unrealistic. Merlin's destiny to help Arthur become a great king is everything to him - several times he's even been ready to DIE for Arthur - yet he was ready to leave Camelot and pull the medieval equivalent of running off to Vegas with a girl he'd only known, what, three days? Chalk it up to teenage hormones and the excitement of finding someone he could be himself with; I still say he would have regretted it later. Then there's her curse to consider; she probably would've just ended up eating him one night. Also, I don't really like Merlin and Morgana with anyone but each other)
Nick/Juliette - Grimm (I don't hate Juliette or anything, I just don't think she and Nick work considering that she said no when he proposed - which it took him forever to actually do - her reaction when he tried to tell her he's a Grimm - you could say anyone would've thought he was crazy, but Hank didn't - not to mention the fact that he currently can barely even look at her after finding out she's become a hexenbiest. Don't get me wrong, I love hexenbiest!Juliette - WAY better than the whiny, clueless human version - but I don't think Nick does)
Bo/Lauren, Bo/Tamsin - Lost Girl (I always preferred Bo with Dyson even though Lauren used to be okay back when she actually had her own storylines and there was more to her than just being one half of a couple. The later seasons did away with all that, though, not to mention introducing information about her background in a haphazard way that made her look like a pathological liar; now I don't even like the character, much less think Bo belongs with her. I do like Tamsin despite her somewhat abrasive personality, and I vastly prefer both her and Lauren to Ryan Lambert from s2, but really, doesn't Bo have enough love interests?)
PERSONAL INFO (for anyone interested in what kind of person wrote the stories they're reading):
I'm a girl, currently in graduate school, working on a masters in psychology. I enjoy writing fanfiction (obviously), working with my horses, listening to music, reading anything I can get my hands on, and playing those stupidly addictive computer games like Minesweeper, although I'm trying to cut back on those.
War does not determine who is right, war determines who is left
Man who runs in front of car gets tired
Man who runs behind car gets exhausted
Man who argues with wife all day gets no piece at night
Man who eats many prunes gets good runs for his money
Man who lives in glass house should change clothes in basement
Man who fishes in other man's well catches crabs
Wife who puts husband in doghouse will soon find him in cathouse
Person who doesn't laugh at this has no sense of humor!
THE END IS NEAR
Reverend Boudreaux was the part-time pastor of the local Cajun Baptist Church and Pastor Thibodaux was the minister of the Covenant Church across the street. They were both standing by the road, pounding a sign into the ground that read: 'Da End is Near. Turn Yo Sef 'Roun Now Afore it be Too Late!'
As a car sped past them, the driver leaned out his window and yelled, "You religious nuts!"
From the curve they heard screeching tires, and a big splash...
Boudreaux turned to Thibodaux and asked, "Do ya tink maybe da sign should jussay...'Bridge Out'?"