Author has written 1 story for Star Wars.
If you're reading this, you're probably either wondering who I am or are insanely bored.
I'll give you a brief description: I'm a teenager that has become somewhat obsessed with writing. I am a committed Christian and I hope any stories I write will reflect that.
As my screenname suggests, I like history, especially military history.
States visited: (20 D.C.) Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Arkansas, North Carolina, Missouri, Oklahoma, Michigan, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Washington D.C. (NOT a state).
All fanfics can be sorted into a few categories: Excellent, good, bad, horrible, and unreadable.
Excellent: Wonderful story, perfect characterization of borrowed characters, great original characters, few if any typos, and easy to read.
Good: Entertaining story, good characterization of borrowed characters, interesting original characters, some misspellings, and slight formatting problems.
Bad: Predictable storyline, poor characterization of borrowed characters, bland original characters, excessive misspellings, some formatting problems.
Horrible: Confusing storyline, borrowed characters so badly written they are no longer recognizable as themselves, original characters take over the story (when not marked as an OC fic), misspellings extensive to the point of not even putting the correct word in, and formatting problems are bad enough to respectfully request a rewrite.
Unreadable: Literally cannot be read due to being written in a single block of text, so many misspellings it looks more like a language other than English (when in English language catagory), and/or contains content that probably shouldn't even be on the site.
Rating is based on two categories.
Idea: The general concept of the story as expressed in the summary. How original is it? Is it interesting? Are there any unusual twists to an otherwise familiar tale?
Execution: The story itself and how it is written. Is the story actually interesting? Is the author's writing style engaging? Is it easy to read and understand? How many typos and misspellings are there? Are the characters from the movie/book/show the fanfic is based on in-character? Are the author's original characters believable? Is there a large amount of unnecessary cursing? How long is the story?
Overview of fanfiction authors I like.
I have to credit this author with, among other things, any real consideration towards writing original stories rather than just coming up with a bunch of fanfiction ideas (whether I actually finish those fanfiction ideas is another matter entirely). She currently has an original novel placed on indefinite hold in favor of writing publishable and sellable Sherlock Holmes stories, one of which, At the Mercy of the Mind, can be found in Kindle format on Amazon.com. I highly recommend it. She is also fond of crossovers.
Like most writers, her writing style has improved greatly overtime. That is not to say that her earlier stories are by any means badly written. Nothing could be further from the truth. Her early forays into fanfiction, focused mostly on the show Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (BLOSC) are rather entertaining, focusing more on character relationships and emotions than combat. Though the stories do not quite mimic the lighthearted feel of the show, the characters' personalities are kept mostly intact with respect to the show. Any OOC moments can be ascribed to being the author's best guess of a character's reaction to a situation the author had no references to draw from. Most of the BLOSC stories are one-shots. A few are collections. There are three unfinished stories, one of which is rather dark. The longest of these, For Good I: Breakaway, was meant to be part of a much larger series that never materialized. The unfinished story is still good in its own right and is a testament to the author's creativity.
Aleine Skyfire has also written for the Star Wars and Sherlock Holmes fandoms, especially the latter. The Star Wars stories fall into the same pattern as the BLOSC ones, numerous one-shots along with a few multi-chapter fanfics and a drabble collection. Most of the one-shots, excluding the drabble collection, focus on Grand Admiral Thrawn, someone not usually associated with emotions. I read these before and after reading the books they were based on. My rating of them went from 'good' to 'outstanding' between readings. Though the oneshots are well-written and the drabble collection is entertaining, especially for Obi-Wan/Siri shippers, Skyfire's best work is her Across the Stars (AS) series. The series title comes from the instrumental from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones that plays during scenes involving Padme and Anakin. Not surprisingly the series focuses on Skywalker and his wife, but Obi-Wan, Siri, and even a few OCs show up in the series. The first story, AS Book I: When You Believe, is set shortly after Attack of the Clones and deals with Anakin and Padme being stranded on a planet while Obi-Wan and Siri try to find and rescue them. The second, unfinished story, is set towards the end of the Clone Wars (plot redacted due to spoiler issues). The first story is an emotional rollercoaster that kept me reading all the way through until I ran out of chapters and had to wait for another update. Seriously, check this one out; it stands as well on its own as it does as part of a series.
Where Ms. Skyfire really shines, however, is in the Sherlock Holmes fandom. Passionate does not even begin to describe her when it comes to the World's Greatest Detective. She has written more stories for the various Sherlock Holmes fanfic categories than she has for all her other fandoms combined. I really need to take her off Author Alert. I once stayed away from fanfiction.net for a month or so, came back, and found my email flooded with alerts for new chapters of Sherlock Holmes stories. Note to self: check email regularly. Among her many Holmes works are oneshots, multi-chapter fics, and a future novel.
I'm not even sure where to begin here, so I guess I'll start with her latest story Deliver Us From Evil, Part I: Mortality. Unlike most fanfics, this story is meant to be a publishable book someday. It certainly deserves it. Skyfire's talent shines like a polished diamond in this story. Besides making the characters feel like they're real, or at least as real as Doyle wrote them, Skyfire manages to create enough tension that a lack of updates could cause a panic attack for some readers. As the first in a series of novels, I cannot say what the full plot will be. However, I can say that this is a story to watch out for. See Skyfire's profile for details on target publishing dates and story updates. While you're there, read the story. The character interactions alone make it worth the time.
Two other stories stand out in their uniqueness. One is a series of drabbles based on having Sherlock Holmes and Watson actually on the set of the Granada version of Sherlock Holmes. It is a mixture of emotional and hilarious stories. Any fan of Sherlock Holmes, or at least the Granada version, should check it out. The other unique work is A Time to Heal. Though unfinished, it answers the question "What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and John Watson M.D. were transported to the year 2025?". There are a few OOC moments, but the unique situation makes it worth the read.
Overall, Skyfire is an excellent author with a talent for writing stories with a large amount of emotion, characters you can believe in and care about, and enough tension to cause heart problems if the story demands it. I would not be surprised to see her on the New York Times Bestseller List someday.
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You know what Mommy
You went to the doctor today.
I can hear that doctor again.
Every Abortion Is Just . . .
One more heart that was stopped.
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Pet peeves: misspellings, block texts, liberalism, ignorance of the flaws in evolutionary theory, ignorance of world history, ignorance of American history, Biblical illiteracy, criticism of the Bible without doing research, relative morality, people that confuse morally disagreeing with something with hatred, cursing, giving characters an atheistic or agnostic worldview and assuming that is neutral.
10/19/13 Lost everything I had, which admittedly wasn't much, when my computer crashed a while back. I plan to get something written eventually, but I'm technically back to square 1.