Author has written 21 stories for Immortals, Tamora Pierce, and Harry Potter.
'Loten' is an Old English word, meaning moonlight bright enough to see by.
November 29th 2017: FFN's doing the glitchy thing where replying to reviews is difficult because it takes a day or so to realise they exist despite there being an alert in my inbox. Again.
Note to self: I owe two oneshots for PTL 3k, and one for CTS 8k.
You should check out my blog, link below.
I run a blog now! With my partner Mitchell (Explopyro). Here it is: pointstick.wordpress.com. You should stop by and browse - we have book reviews, including a complete Harry Potter shredding (currently near the beginning of Chamber of Secrets), some rambling, some serious topics, all sorts. You can follow it for updates via email too, I believe.
If anything should ever happen to my account or my stories, check it out and 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.
Random trivia: In parts of 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.
I have a deviantArt under the name Loten with a few bits and pieces on it. I still play a few virtual pet sites, though not much. 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've actually abandoned Pottermore now. I covered the content of all seven books on the blog, see above, but when they redid the whole thing and it turned into Buzzfeed I walked away.)
I'm 30, 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 work in retail, and I'm wasting a very expensive and pointless education by happily writing fanfiction. I have four tattoos, so far, and I wear glasses. 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 mid-story, there will be a message at the top of my profile (and on my blog) 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 as long as it makes sense in the narrative.
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. 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.
Awards: yes, I'm a show-off.
TAMORA PIERCE, IMMORTALS
Teacher: Fourth place in Knighthood of Ficship Summer 2009.
Power: Second place in Knighthood of Ficship Summer 2009.
Divine Intervention: Fourth place in Knighthood of Ficship Winter 2009.
Lost & Found: Third place in Knighthood of Ficship Winter 2009.
Little By Little: Second place in Knighthood of Ficship Summer 2010.
Affirmation: Fifth place in Knighthood of Ficship Summer 2010.
Bonus Feature! 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: markreads (dot) net /reviews/2013/05/mark-reads-divine-intervention-chapters-6-8/
Post Tenebras, Lux: Winner of the 2013 Hp Fanfic Fan Poll award for Best SSHG Legacy.
Chasing The Sun: Second place in the 2013 Hp Fanfic Fan Poll award for Best SSHG Legacy.
Fan Art: (let me know if any of these links no longer work) - FFN hates links so this format is the best I can do right now. Eventually I'll get them all hosted on a page on my blog or something. (Note to self, stop procrastinating and actually do this.)
Post Tenebras, Lux
After Darkness, by RaShelli: RaShelli.deviantart (dot) com /#/d39o9q2
Fan Art, by Frusie: Jeanswear.deviantart (dot) com /#/d3btyba
His Patronus, by Frusie: Jeanswear.deviantart (dot) com /#/d3b76ak
Post Tenebras, Lux by Tempted Sacrifice: CaughtBy.deviantart (dot) com /#/d3ccede
Untitled, by Kumo: tinyurl (dot) com /bv56m2j
Banner, by EreshkigalGirl: tinyurl (dot) com /3kqequ5
Untitled, by Kimber: tinyurl (dot) com /3zuruas
Thank You, by A Colourless Rainbow: tinyurl (dot) com /cm2v86f
Post Tenebras, Lux by RaShelli: rashelli.deviantart (dot) com /#/d3eiq0m
Post Tenebras, Lux (Colour) by Ridgley Warfield: therapist-in-a-box.deviantart (dot) com /#/d3eurh9
Post Tenebras, Lux (Black and White) by Ridgley Warfield: therapist-in-a-box.deviantart (dot) com /gallery/#/d3eurwj
After Darkness Light by kayeita: ravelry (dot) com /projects/softnshiny/after-darkness-light
The Order of the Phoenix, by BulletTimeScully: bullettimescully.deviantart (dot) com /art/Post-Tenebras-Lux-The-Order-of-the-Phoenix-300453086
HP Fanfic Fan Poll Nomination Banner: hpfanficfanpoll.files.wordpress (dot) com /2013/10/ivebeennominated-2013fallwinter.jpg
HP Fanfic Fan Poll Winner Banner: hpfanficfanpoll.files.wordpress (dot) com /2014/01/snermione-legacy-1-posttenebraslux-loten.jpg
Czech translation banner by Solace: hpkizi (dot) sk/images/topics/post_tenebras1.jpg
Post Tenebras Lux 01 by blackrussiansherry: blackrussiansherry (dot) deviantart (dot) com/art/Post-Tenebras-Lux-01-670656420
Chasing The Sun
Agony, by RaShelli: rashelli.deviantart (dot) com /art/Agony-260991601
Your Ocean, by Ukirra: arriku.deviantart (dot) com /#/d4dkfhx
Elemental Magic, by frusie: jeanswear.deviantart (dot) com /gallery/#/d4flsxg
Hobbies, by Ukirra: arriku.deviantart (dot) com /gallery/#/d4h83ud
Late Night Brewing, by RaShelli: rashelli.deviantart (dot) com /#/d4ih3tj
Hallelujah, by BulletTimeScully: bullettimescully.deviantart (dot) com /art/Hallelujah-Chasing-the-Sun-277337333
Chapter 28, by RaShelli: rashelli.deviantart (dot) com /art/Chasing-the-Sun-Chapter-28-276887565
Waiting for the Mediwitch, by Peanut: gloriouspeanut.deviantart (dot) com /art/Waiting-for-the-mediwitch-277280898
Black Mood, by Ukirra: arriku.deviantart (dot) com /art/Chasing-the-Sun-Black-moods-278947703
At The Gates, by Noweia: noweia.deviantart (dot) com /art/At-The-Gates-279410263
I'm Free, by RaShelli: rashelli.deviantart (dot) com /art/I-m-free-281125614
Plotting Revenge, by RaShelli: rashelli.deviantart (dot) com /art/Plotting-the-Revenge-on-Umbridge-282085860
A Sign of Change, by doll-fin-chick: doll-fin-chick.deviantart (dot) com /art/Loten-A-Sign-of-Change-282075209
Fox Patronus, by doll-fin-chick: doll-fin-chick.deviantart (dot) com /art/Fox-Patronus-282075421
A Surprise Patronus, by Lilandriel: lilandrial.deviantart (dot) com /art/A-surprise-Patronus-282884296
Snape Duelling, by lucife56: lucife56.deviantart (dot) com /art/Snape-dueling-283288051
Snape Duelling (Coloured), by lucife56: lucife56.deviantart (dot) com /gallery/#/d52w885
Safe and Sound, by shamandaliewolf: shamandaliewolf.deviantart (dot) com /art/Safe-and-Sound-284883628
Patronus, by djfox31: ravenwing31.deviantart (dot) com /#/d4qk9o6
Chasing the Sun, by kitty-gurl1: namara-ashina.deviantart (dot) com /art/Chasing-the-Sun-288870688
He Was Never Truly Yours, by PickedYou: pickedyou.deviantart (dot) com /art/He-was-never-truly-yours-284108001
Snape, by Noa: flyingninjapig.deviantart (dot) com /gallery/#/d4mpnzs
Fox Patronus, by FionaTyne: fionatyne.deviantart (dot) com /gallery/?catpath=scraps#/d592335
Portrait of Hermione, by frusie: jeanswear.deviantart (dot) com /art/Portrait-of-Hermione-317932334
The Otter and the Fox, by TaraSindar: aquasindar.deviantart (dot) com /art/The-Otter-and-the-Fox-Chasing-The-Sun-318311312
Morning Hair, by nene27: nene27.deviantart (dot) com /#/d59qq45
May God Have Mercy, by AngelicFayth: angelic-fayth.deviantart (dot) com /art/Chasing-the-Sun-May-God-have-mercy-on-my-soul-319463662
Banner, by Solace: tinyurl (dot) com /b35cv7m
German translation cover by upac: ffcdn2012.fictionpressllc.netdna-cdn (dot) com /image/713173/180/
HP Fanfic Fan Poll Nomination Banner: hpfanficfanpoll.files.wordpress (dot) com /2013/10/ivebeennominated-2013fallwinter.jpg
HP Fanfic Fan Poll Second Place Banner: hpfanficfanpoll.files.wordpress (dot) com /2014/01/snermione-legacy-2-chasingthesun-loten.jpg
I See No Difference, by Sophie Nobody: phia-nobody.deviantart (dot) com /art/I-see-no-Difference-426861607
Expecto Patronum, by diAngelo57: nukasclaw.deviantart (dot) com /art/Expecto-Patronum-507109182
Heated Silence, by RaShelli: rashelli.deviantart (dot) com /art/Heated-Silence-324282685
Featured Author banner from the SSHG quiz on livejournal: ic.pics.livejournal (dot) com /morethansirius/10616016/169999/169999_original.png
Czech translation cover by Lupina75: hp.kizi (dot) sk /images/topics/rapidez.jpg
A Winter's Tale
Featured Author banner from the SSHG quiz on livejournal: ic.pics.livejournal (dot) 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 (though if you take on one of the long ones, make sure you have time to finish it, please). If it's not on this list, I haven't authorised it. If you happen to notice that any of the long translations haven't been updated in a while, let me know - if I can't get hold of the person translating, I'm happy to let someone else take over.
Telda Lady Bittersweet has translated several fics into German:
I Beg to Differ: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11748794/1/Was-zu-beweisen-war-oder-I-beg-to-differ
Perception: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11954518/1/Lotens-Perception-Wahrnehmung and fanfiktion dot de /s/573de65d0004e22316f9f48d /1/ Lotens-Perception-Wahrnehmung
Here I Am Not: fanfiktion dot de/s/575d62900004e2231286eb0c/1/Lotens-quot-Here-I-am-not-quot-
Post Tenebras Lux: fanfiktion dot de /s/56b32c840004e2232aa46d3b /1/ Post-Tenebras-Lux-von-Loten-neu-uebersetzt-und-bearbeitet
Chasing the Sun: fanfiktion dot de /s/570a28830004e22312becee4/1/Lotens-quot-Chasing-the-sun-quot-neu-uebersetzt
Post Tenebras Lux: Summer: fanfiktion dot de /s/59358fd70004e2231d3284d0 /1/ Lotens-quot-Post-tenebras-lux-Summer-quot-neu-uebersetzt
Cyberrat has translated Post Tenebras Lux into German: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8254290/1/Post_Tenebras_Lux
This is also archived at fanfiktion (dot) 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: fanfiktion (dot) de/s/51101f020000149e067007d0
Acceptance is here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8669318/1/Post-Tenebras-Lux-Akzeptanz and here: fanfiktion (dot) de/s/512c7f030000149e06701389
And The Search is here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8684440/1/Post-Tenebras-Lux-Die-Suche and here: fanfiktion (dot) 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.
frostbffr has translated Crossroads into Chinese: tieba dot baidu dot com/p/4730831178
And Feeding Time: tieba dot baidu dot com/p/4776828935
And Perception: tieba dot baidu dot com/p/4933190847
And will be translating The Search, Acceptance and Second Year as well.
manelor has translated Chapters 1-5 of Post Tenebras Lux into French: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7355516/1/Post_Tenebrax_Lux
This was continued until Chapter 17 by DarkSev: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7664112/1/Post_Tenebrax_Lux
Both of these have been abandoned, and Aesalys has started again from the beginning: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/11212563/1/Post-Tenebras-Lux
Lupina75 has translated Chasing The Sun into Czech/Slovak at hp.kizi (dot) sk/modules (dot) php?name=News&new_topic=193
She has also translated Second Year: hp.kizi (dot) sk/modules (dot) php?name=News&file=article&sid=3320
And Feeding Time: hp.kizi (dot) sk/modules (dot) php?name=News&file=article&sid=3450
And Crossroads: hp.kizi (dot) sk/modules (dot) php?name=News&file=article&sid=3449
And I Beg To Differ: hp.kizi (dot) sk/modules (dot) php?name=News&file=article&sid=3593
And Silence: hpkizi (dot) sk/modules (dot) php?name=News&file=article&sid=3731
And Here I Am Not: hpkizi (dot) sk/modules (dot) php?name=News&file=article&sid=3831
And Picture Perfect: hpkizi (dot) sk/modules (dot) php?name=News&file=article&sid=3817
And Summer: hpkizi (dot) sk/modules (dot) php?name=News&file=article&sid=4075
And The Search: hpkizi (dot) sk/modules (dot) php?name=News&file=article&sid=4115
And Post Tenebras Lux: hpkizi (dot) sk/modules (dot) php?name=News&file=article&sid=3867
And Acceptance: hpkizi (dot) sk/modules (dot) php?name=News&file=article&sid=4277
And A Winter's Tale. Part I: hpkizi (dot) sk/modules (dot) php?name=News&file=article&sid=4367 Part II: hpkizi (dot) sk/modules (dot) php?name=News&file=article&sid=4371
And Perception: hpkizi (dot) sk/modules (dot) php?name=News&file=article&sid=4388
upac started translating Chasing The Sun into German: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9236867/1/Chasing-the-Sun
This has been abandoned and was continued by Telda Lady Bittersweet, see above.
keren-happuch has translated Crossroads into German: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9912032/1/Crossroads
This is also located here: fanfiktion (dot) de/s/52a57f0e0001b43736e5120e/1/Crossroads
SnarkyG is translating Chasing the Sun into Polish:
vjcrystalising has translated A Winter's Tale into German: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10917346/1/%C3%9Cbersetzung-A-Winter-s-Tale-Loten
And Picture Perfect: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11644700/1/%C3%9Cbersetzung-Picture-Perfect-Loten
Magri is translating Chasing the Sun into French: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11598954/1/Chasing-the-Sun
chrishoo has translated A Winter's Tale into Chinese (registration required): thelosteden (dot) net/forum (dot) php?mod=viewthread&tid=705&page=1&extra=#pid12595
Anchemcom is translating Chasing the Sun into Russian: ficbook (dot) net /readfic/4372197
alexeikina is translating Post Tenebras Lux into Russian: fanfics (dot) me /fic97568
Braga13 is translating Post Tenebras Lux into Portuguese: fanfiction (dot) com (dot) br/historia/710770/Inconvencional_Luz_Apos_Escuridao/
LHazar is translating Chasing the Sun into Chinese (registration required): mtslash (dot) net /thread-239524-1-1 (dot) html
Jane Doe 1988 will be translating Chasing the Sun into Spanish.
And now for something completely different... on my blog, linked at the top of this profile, my partner and I are doing a sporking of the Harry Potter series. This spork is being translated into Chinese by lanmenglu.
Link One: tieba (dot) baidu (dot) com /p/3367563664
Link Two (registration required): thelosteden (dot) net/forum (dot) php?mod=viewthread&tid=583&extra=page%3D1
I haven't heard from any of these in a very long time, feel free to claim them if you like:
Disincanto294 will be translating Post Tenebras Lux into Italian.
polinaluur will be translating Post Tenebras Lux into Russian.
Darcy91will be translating one of my long fics into Dutch.
Polypocket will be translating I Beg to Differ and Silence into French.
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 utter trash. Some form of this may still become a story eventually.
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 won't happen.
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. This will probably be the next thing I do, I know what's happening and where it's going.
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 probably won't happen.
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 probably won't happen.
(Untitled): 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? I like the idea of this but I don't want to spend the time trying to deal with the canon mess.
Drops of Jupiter: 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. This will become a story eventually and will probably connect to Silence.
I was also tentatively working on a non-SSHG series that would basically be at least the major canon scenes of all seven books from Severus' point of view and would ideally have been a coherent story, similar to Second Year only better (not happy with that one). Since working on the canon deconstruction on the blog (see above) I've realised that canon makes so little sense it would be impossible to do this and be happy with the end result, so it probably won't happen.
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, and now that we're finally getting an official canon version it may never happen. I have a few tentative notes, but that's it.
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 did start rewriting it but it's absolutely 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 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. (The fourth one doesn't exist, shut up.) And there's a Fire Emblem story somewhere in my head that wants to be written. Why do I do this to myself?