Author has written 20 stories for Immortals, Tamora Pierce, and Harry Potter.
'Loten' is an Old English word, meaning moonlight bright enough to see by.
March 07th 2014: New job continues to devour my time and energy. Progress report coming soon I swear. Also CTS is approaching the 7000th review...
For anyone thinking of picking up The Cuckoo's Calling to see how JK writes under a pseudonym... don't. It hasn't made me ragequit in seething fury like The Casual Vacancy did, but it's still pretty bad.
Next fic is Mark of Cain and will be done... sometime this year.
If anything should ever happen to my account or my stories, check my deviantArt - loten dot deviantart dot com - where I shall post to let everyone know what's going on and where I will be moving to. You don't need to be a member of the site to see it. Until then, this is the only place I will be posting my fics. If one appears somewhere else, tell me, because it wasn't me.
Favourite fandoms: Harry Potter, Tamora Pierce (Immortals), Trudi Canavan (Black Magician trilogy), Discworld, Wheel of Time.
Random trivia: In Scandinavia, the days are all named for saints; April 30th is St Severus' Day and September 4th is St Hermione's day. More random trivia: Severus of Avranches (one of the St. Severi) is the patron saint of migraine sufferers. Appropriate, no?
Disclaimer: I accept no responsibility for anything that occurs whilst reading my fics, including but not limited to sleep deprivation, funny looks incurred by involuntary loud noises, tasks not being completed whether academic, social or any other, and general insanity.
Keep an eye on the Works In Progress section for updates. Also known as the Attack of the Killer Plotbunnies section.
I have a deviantArt under the name Loten with a few bits and pieces on it. I still play a few virtual pet sites - Neopets, Leopets, Misticpets, Subeta; if you play too and would like to know my usernames, message me on here. I have a Pottermore beta test account, too (obviously I'm in Slytherin!) but I don't play enough for it to be worth giving out my username there. Fun fact - my Pottermore wand is rowan and dragon heartstring, the wand I gave Severus in PTL long before Pottermore ever existed and will continue to give him in any fic where his canon wand is broken.
I'm 26, I'm female, I'm a Gemini, I live in south Wales and I graduated from a Welsh university in 2008 with a degree in zoology. I'm long-term unemployed and I'm currently wasting a very expensive education by happily writing fanfiction. Physical description, for anyone who cares: 5'4", long straight dark brown hair, glasses, blue-grey eyes. I have four tattoos. I try not to take life too seriously and I'm nowhere near as complicated as I like to think I am.
I will always reply to every single signed review unless you have private messaging disabled. You took the time to review, the least I can do is answer.
I will always gladly answer questions about my fics or discuss anything about the fandoms I write for. I've been known to offer writing advice when asked, too, although how much help I've actually been is anyone's guess. Don't be afraid to message me, I don't bite.
For every 1,000 reviews for a story, I offer a prize to that reviewer, a one-shot of their choice - within limits.
I will never abandon a story half way through. I will never upload the first chapter of a story unless I have a rough draft of the entire story already completed. I will never upload the first chapter of a story unless I am happy with the rough draft and confident that I can complete it to a standard I am satisfied with.
The only things that would ever stop me completing a story are computer issues or serious real life issues. When uploading a story, I will do my best to update it every few days; once a week at the longest. I know how horrible it is to be left hanging for months waiting for an update. If I ever do stop updating, there will be a message at the top of my profile explaining why. If there isn't, and I don't reappear within a fortnight, I'm probably dead.
There isn't much I won't read. I truly hate mpreg and noncon/dubcon and I don't like incest much; I also don't see the humour in most crackfics. I won't read characters from my OTPs paired with anyone except each other, but apart from that weird pairings of any sexuality are fine.
Finally, I'm sorry to disappoint, but Severus and Hermione will never have children in any of my HP fics. I've seen it done well, but mostly it's done really badly and OOC, and it doesn't work with my personal versions of the characters. My Severus seriously and truly dislikes children and my Hermione isn't remotely interested in being a mother, and my Severus is too emotionally damaged for it to be a good idea anyway. Hermione understands him and can deal with him, but a child wouldn't be able to. If I can't make it believable in my own head, I know I can't write it. Other authors can and have, and good luck to them, but it's not going to happen in my writing.
Completed Works: (I promise, it's a coincidence that almost all my Immortals fics are eleven chapters long...)
TAMORA PIERCE, IMMORTALS
Teacher: Wild Magic, rewritten from Numair's perspective. Fourth place in Knighthood of Ficship Summer 2009.
Power: Wolf-Speaker, rewritten from Numair's perspective. Second place in Knighthood of Ficship Summer 2009.
Divine Intervention: Emperor Mage, rewritten from Numair's perspective. Fourth place in Knighthood of Ficship Winter 2009.
Lost & Found: Realms of the Gods, rewritten from Numair's perspective. Third place in Knighthood of Ficship Winter 2009.
Little By Little: Post-RotG, covering the early stages of Daine and Numair's relationship. Second place in Knighthood of Ficship Summer 2010.
Affirmation: One-shot from Little By Little; the full version of Daine and Numair's first time. Fifth place in Knighthood of Ficship Summer 2010.
Bonus Feature! The amazing Mark Oshiro of the "Mark Reads.../Mark Watches..." review sites was commissioned to read chapters 6-8 of Divine Intervention and his videos of that reading can be found here: http://markreads.net/reviews/2013/05/mark-reads-divine-intervention-chapters-6-8/
Post Tenebras, Lux: AU post-DH SS/HG. Mostly canon compliant; EWE? HEA. After Darkness, Light; a chance meeting ten years after the war may not be a coincidence and may prove to have very far-reaching consequences. A story of many things, but primarily of healing. Winner of the 2013 Hp Fanfic Fan Poll award for Best SSHG Legacy.
Summer: Prize for the 1000th reviewer of PTL: the beginning of Severus and Hermione's relationship retold from Severus' point of view. One-shot.
Acceptance: Prize for the 2000th reviewer of PTL. What do the Grangers think of their daughter's choice of partner? One-shot.
The Search: Prize for the 1000th reviewer of CTS. The story of how and why Severus found Hermione's parents and made a reconciliation possible. One-shot.
Crossroads: Harry saw King's Cross when he died, before making his decision about which direction to take. What did Severus see, and what choice did he make while he was there? One-shot.
Chasing The Sun: AU SS/HG, from Order of the Phoenix onwards; HEA. Hermione only wanted to learn Healing; she discovers that Professor Snape is a human being after all, and his actions dramatically shape the course of the war as events unfold. Second place in the 2013 Hp Fanfic Fan Poll award for Best SSHG Legacy.
Silence: Prize for the 1000th reviewer of CTS; Hermione is annoyed to finally be given detention so close to finishing school, but it turns out to be just what she - and Snape - didn't know they needed. Post-DH AU. One-shot.
I Beg To Differ: Prize for the 2000th reviewer of CTS. Severus overhears Hermione speculating about his personal life; he finds her opinion rather insulting and decides to let her know just how wrong she is. Post-DH AU. One-shot.
Feeding Time: Prize for the 3000th reviewer of CTS. Severus' grumpy inner monologue at breakfast in the Great Hall, set during Goblet of Fire. He is not a morning person. One-shot.
Second Year: Prize for the 4000th reviewer of CTS. Scenes from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, written from Severus' point of view. One-shot.
Picture Perfect: Prize for the 5000th reviewer of Chasing the Sun. Death doesn't really change people very much, as a future deputy Headmaster of Hogwarts discovers when he is introduced to some familiar faces from history... Sort-of sequel to PTL. One-shot.
Here I Am Not: Prize for the 6000th review of Chasing The Sun. Once the war ends, Hermione leaves wizarding Britain behind for a while to pursue an education in America, only to run into someone who has had a similar idea. AU. One-shot.
A Winter's Tale: A two-part winter story set almost a decade after Deathly Hallows. The combination of Christmas at Hogwarts, a lot of snow, some bridge building and some long-overdue apologies means that Snape can finally start getting on with the life he should have had, now he's finally paying attention
Fan Art: (let me know if any of these links no longer work)
Post Tenebras, Lux
After Darkness, by RaShelli: http://RaShelli.deviantart.com/#/d39o9q2
Fan Art, by Frusie: http://Jeanswear.deviantart.com/#/d3btyba
His Patronus, by Frusie: http://Jeanswear.deviantart.com/#/d3b76ak
Post Tenebras, Lux by Tempted Sacrifice: http://CaughtBy.deviantart.com/#/d3ccede
Untitled, by Kumo: http://tinyurl.com/bv56m2j
Banner, by EreshkigalGirl: http://tinyurl.com/3kqequ5
Untitled, by Kimber: http://tinyurl.com/3zuruas
Thank You, by A Colourless Rainbow: http://tinyurl.com/cm2v86f
Post Tenebras, Lux by RaShelli: http://rashelli.deviantart.com/#/d3eiq0m
Post Tenebras, Lux (Colour) by Ridgley Warfield: http://therapist-in-a-box.deviantart.com/#/d3eurh9
Post Tenebras, Lux (Black and White) by Ridgley Warfield: http://therapist-in-a-box.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3eurwj
After Darkness Light by kayeita: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/softnshiny/after-darkness-light
The Order of the Phoenix, by BulletTimeScully: http://bullettimescully.deviantart.com/art/Post-Tenebras-Lux-The-Order-of-the-Phoenix-300453086
HP Fanfic Fan Poll Nomination Banner: http://hpfanficfanpoll.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/ivebeennominated-2013fallwinter.jpg
HP Fanfic Fan Poll Winner Banner: http://hpfanficfanpoll.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/snermione-legacy-1-posttenebraslux-loten.jpg
Czech translation banner by Solace:http://hpkizi.sk/images/topics/post_tenebras1.jpg
Chasing The Sun
Agony, by RaShelli: http://rashelli.deviantart.com/art/Agony-260991601
Your Ocean, by Ukirra: http://arriku.deviantart.com/#/d4dkfhx
Elemental Magic, by frusie: http://jeanswear.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4flsxg
Hobbies, by Ukirra: http://arriku.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4h83ud
Late Night Brewing, by RaShelli: http://rashelli.deviantart.com/#/d4ih3tj
Hallelujah, by BulletTimeScully: http://bullettimescully.deviantart.com/art/Hallelujah-Chasing-the-Sun-277337333
Chapter 28, by RaShelli: http://rashelli.deviantart.com/art/Chasing-the-Sun-Chapter-28-276887565
Waiting for the Mediwitch, by Peanut: http://gloriouspeanut.deviantart.com/art/Waiting-for-the-mediwitch-277280898
Black Mood, by Ukirra: http://arriku.deviantart.com/art/Chasing-the-Sun-Black-moods-278947703
At The Gates, by Noweia: http://noweia.deviantart.com/art/At-The-Gates-279410263
I'm Free, by RaShelli: http://rashelli.deviantart.com/art/I-m-free-281125614
Plotting Revenge, by RaShelli:http://rashelli.deviantart.com/art/Plotting-the-Revenge-on-Umbridge-282085860
A Sign of Change, by doll-fin-chick: http://doll-fin-chick.deviantart.com/art/Loten-A-Sign-of-Change-282075209
Fox Patronus, by doll-fin-chick: http://doll-fin-chick.deviantart.com/art/Fox-Patronus-282075421
A Surprise Patronus, by Lilandriel: http://lilandrial.deviantart.com/art/A-surprise-Patronus-282884296
Snape Duelling, by lucife56:http://lucife56.deviantart.com/art/Snape-dueling-283288051
Snape Duelling (Coloured), by lucife56: http://lucife56.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d52w885
Safe and Sound, by shamandaliewolf: http://shamandaliewolf.deviantart.com/art/Safe-and-Sound-284883628
Patronus, by djfox31: http://ravenwing31.deviantart.com/#/d4qk9o6
Chasing the Sun, by kitty-gurl1: http://namara-ashina.deviantart.com/art/Chasing-the-Sun-288870688
He Was Never Truly Yours, by PickedYou: http://pickedyou.deviantart.com/art/He-was-never-truly-yours-284108001
Snape, by Noa: http://flyingninjapig.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4mpnzs
Fox Patronus, by FionaTyne: http://fionatyne.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=scraps#/d592335
Portrait of Hermione, by frusie: http://jeanswear.deviantart.com/art/Portrait-of-Hermione-317932334
The Otter and the Fox, by TaraSindar: http://aquasindar.deviantart.com/art/The-Otter-and-the-Fox-Chasing-The-Sun-318311312
Morning Hair, by nene27: http://nene27.deviantart.com/#/d59qq45
May God Have Mercy, by AngelicFayth: http://angelic-fayth.deviantart.com/art/Chasing-the-Sun-May-God-have-mercy-on-my-soul-319463662
Banner, by Solace: http://tinyurl.com/b35cv7m
German translation cover by upac: http://ffcdn2012.fictionpressllc.netdna-cdn.com/image/713173/180/
HP Fanfic Fan Poll Nomination Banner: http://hpfanficfanpoll.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/ivebeennominated-2013fallwinter.jpg
HP Fanfic Fan Poll Second Place Banner: http://hpfanficfanpoll.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/snermione-legacy-2-chasingthesun-loten.jpg
I See No Difference, by Sophie Nobody:http://phia-nobody.deviantart.com/art/I-see-no-Difference-426861607
Heated Silence, by RaShelli: http://rashelli.deviantart.com/art/Heated-Silence-324282685
Featured Author banner from the SSHG quiz on livejournal: http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/morethansirius/10616016/169999/169999_original.png
Czech translation cover by Lupina75: http://hp.kizi.sk/images/topics/rapidez.jpg
A Winter's Tale
Featured Author banner from the SSHG quiz on livejournal: http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/morethansirius/10616016/344977/344977_original.png
Translations by some wonderfully talented people. I'm always happy to grant permission if you want to translate anything I've written.
If it's not on this list, I haven't authorised it.
Cyberrat has translated Post Tenebras Lux into German: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8254290/1/Post_Tenebras_Lux
This is also archived at http://www.fanfiktion.de/s/506710c30000149e067007d0
She has also translated the PTL one-shots. Summer is here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8662774/1/Post-Tenebras-Lux-Sommer and here: http://www.fanfiktion.de/s/51101f020000149e067007d0
Acceptance is here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8669318/1/Post-Tenebras-Lux-Akzeptanz and here: http://www.fanfiktion.de/s/512c7f030000149e06701389
And The Search is here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8684440/1/Post-Tenebras-Lux-Die-Suche and here: http://www.fanfiktion.de/s/511b7d120000149e067007d0
sevmia has translated Feeding Time into French: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9043880/1/Feeding-Time
flower0719 has translated Post Tenebras Lux into Chinese on a private forum for Chinese speakers, PM her if you want to log in and look at it.
manelor has translated Chapters 1-5 of Post Tenebras Lux into French: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7355516/1/Post_Tenebrax_Lux
This is being continued by DarkSev: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7664112/1/Post_Tenebrax_Lux
Lupina75 has translated Chasing The Sun into Czech/Slovak at http://hp.kizi.sk/modules.php?name=News&new_topic=193
She has also translated Second Year: http://hp.kizi.sk/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3320
And Feeding Time: http://hp.kizi.sk/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3450
And Crossroads: http://hp.kizi.sk/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3449
And I Beg To Differ: http://hp.kizi.sk/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3593
And Silence: http://hpkizi.sk/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3731
And Here I Am Not: http://hpkizi.sk/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3831
And Picture Perfect:http://hpkizi.sk/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3817
Post Tenebras Lux is in progress here: http://hpkizi.sk/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3867
upac is translating Chasing The Sun into German: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9236867/1/Chasing-the-Sun
keren-happuch has translated Crossroads into German: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9912032/1/Crossroads
This is also located here: http://www.fanfiktion.de/s/52a57f0e0001b43736e5120e/1/Crossroads
SnarkyG is translating Chasing the Sun into Polish:
Cyberrat intends to snag the German translation of my next (currently non-existent) fic.
Polypocket will be translating I Beg to Differ and Silence into French.
Magri will be translating Chasing The Sun into French.
tanya.kaminskya.73 has asked to translate Chasing The Sun into Russian.
Future fics, a.k.a. Attack of the Killer Plotbunnies.
These ideas may not necessarily all become fics, so don't get your hopes up. HP fics have priority, I'm not sure if/when I'll ever get around to stories from other fandoms.
Harry Potter: All SS/HG unless explicitly stated otherwise.
The Mark of Cain: AU post-DH EWE. After the war, Snape survives and is punished by the Ministry for his crimes, but the details are kept secret until Harry stumbles on the truth and asks Hermione for help. Quite dark in places. First draft was half finished, but it needs a lot of work and keeps changing on me.
Seven: Dark AU post-DH EWE. Canon compliant until the final battle. The Boy Who Lived... didn't. Nor did most of the Order. Hogwarts has fallen. The few surviving members of the Order are still trying to fight, but it looks hopeless until they are contacted and realise that someone else is still fighting alongside them. Probably going to be quite dark.
Edicius: AU, post-DH EWE. Life has not been kind to Severus Snape. Once the war is over, he sets about changing that, and he doesn't intend letting anyone stop him. And then Harry does something everyone will regret. Shorter and less heavy than some of my other stories. Being worked on now.
The Winding Stair: AU post-DH EWE. The world is changing, and for two people there doesn't seem to be a place for them any more. Pushed aside by the new way of life within the Order, they decide to find another way to win the war. This one needs a lot of thought but I do like the idea.
Foxfire: (working title). AU post-DH EWE. Bored and lonely in her post-war existence, Hermione finds solace watching the local urban wildlife, but she doesn't understand what she's seeing. I can say with complete confidence that this story has never been done before; nobody else is this insane.
Gargoyle: (working title). AU post-DH, EWE. It's easy to be forgotten down in the deep cells under Azkaban, but sometimes life has a way of making sure that things aren't that simple. This promises to be quite a strange one; I'm not sure where it's going just yet. I may even dismantle it and use the ideas I have for it in other stories instead of trying to make it hang together as a full story.
Untitled 1: Slightly-AU DH. Dumbledore was smart enough to tell the Order about Snape's vow before his death. What is Snape going through, and how does it affect the Trio's task? Because cluelessly flailing around in the woods was really, really stupid and it never made any sense for none of the Order to know that Dumbledore asked Snape to kill him. Things would have been easier if they'd known and could help, and we all want to know how the new Headmaster coped.
Untitled 2: AU post-DH EWE. Harry and his Auror colleagues need Snape's help, but he wants nothing to do with any of them. Hermione has a private history with him that might be enough to persuade him. I like the initial idea but it needs more of a plot to go with it.
Untitled 3: AU post-DH EWE. No plot summary because no plot. I just really want to write Hermione finding and using the Resurrection Stone to give Lily and the Marauders a piece of her mind, because God knows nobody else ever bothered to tell any of them off for how they treated Severus. One-shot.
Lacunae: A collection of one-shots and missing scenes from between the books of the Immortals series. This is never going to be truly finished; I'll keep adding to it whenever inspiration strikes.
Black and Gold: Some stories about Arram's time at university and how he arrived in Tortall and became Numair. This is a very long way down the priority list at the moment - I may well beat Tammy to it, though! I have a few tentative notes, but that's it so far.
Bitter Glass: The High Lord, rewritten from Akkarin's point of view. This needs a great deal of work. I had written about half of it, but looking back I don't like the writing and in some places I'm not happy with my grasp of his character. I have started rewriting it but it's not a priority. Title is only tentative.
The Sound of Silence: I want to try my own take on the 'what-if-Akkarin-didn't-die' theme that is so popular in this fandom; I've got some ideas for this, but I don't want to start it until the first story is finished. It's going to need a bit of work; I'm not sure what I want to do with it yet. Title is only tentative.
Wheel of Time
Nothing concrete, but I'm tentatively batting around a few ideas for short Lan-based pieces. Because Lan is unbelievably cool and really doesn't get the attention he deserves. This is probably just going to be a little side project, something I'll work on to get over writer's block or to stop me getting too bogged down in any of my very long intense fics from other series. Not sure where I'll be going with it. Also I have now concluded that in Randland's future, Malkier will rule the world.
...God help me, part of me really wants to try a novelisation of the first three Thief games, too. Why do I do this to myself?