Author has written 25 stories for Silmarillion, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Danny Phantom, X-Men, Labyrinth, Nightrunner series, Ninja Turtles, X-Men: The Movie, Thor, Avengers, Dresden Files, Megamind, Hobbit, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I am now a published author! My first novel (which might actually qualify as Biblical fanfic) is The Chronicles of Ya'akov and His Descendants. It is a touching presentation of the story of Yosef (Joseph), his brothers, and how they fare after Yosef receives his Cloak of Leadership from his father Ya'akov (Jacob). You can buy it at the Lulu website, and my name is Melodie-Allyn Miriam BenEzra. It is also now available at Amazon website.
As far as my fan fiction is concerned... I am a fan of an eclectic collection of literature.
Because I enjoy reading, it is only right to pay for the favor with a review. For years, I've seriously enjoyed what I read, and I do the best I can as a reviewer.
I have become so enamored of Danny Phantom, that I've started my fan fiction career with a fic. The work is a collaboration with my friend CynthiaW (who finally joined Fanfiction.net). It centers on Danny landing in Middle-earth, a land he never intended to visit.
It is called "A Ghost in Middle-earth."
After I finished typing "A Ghost Comes to Middle-earth" but only the earlier chapters were available to read online, Cynthia came up with the idea for its sequel. After seeing how Danny fared in Middle-earth, she thought about what would happen if VLAD came to Middle-earth. I didn't see it happening, but after working on it, I realized that she was right. It works. Playing with the time continuum and the bizarre things that can happen with natural portals, the sequel takes place six months earlier in Danny's world (some time after "Urban Jungle" but before "Phantom Planet"), and several thousand years later in Middle-earth. In this fic, SHE is the primary author and I am the collaborator.
It is called "What Becomes of an Enemy?"
The call of writing about Danny in Middle-earth is addictive. After an interesting review from inukagome15 concerning the last chapter of "What Becomes of an Enemy?", the fires of inspiration were once again lit. What would happen if Danny learned that Vlad went to Middle-earth?
This inspiration led to the creation of a one-shot addendum, entitled, "A Message from Middle-earth."
I've been asked: Will there be a story involving Danielle coming to Middle-earth? The answer is "at long last, yes!" Shiro Inutoko has given me an idea, and it has come to fruition. The story is called, "For Want of Family."
CynthiaW has up a story in the same universe. What happened to the enemies Danny dealt with in Middle-earth? It is called "Phantom Judgement."
If anyone was curious, the whole concept of Danny in Middle-earth was born of a dream I had years ago. I spent a lot of time reading Danny Phantom fan fiction to my friend Cynthia, and she spent a lot of time reading LOTR fan fiction to me. One night, I had a dream. Cynthia told me to write it down. This is what I wrote, regarding my dream:
"Glorfindel and Elrond reflected over the last battles. They had seen many things in their long years. While this had surprised them at first, it didn't last long.
The dark forces in the world at large must have had some use for the undead and the not properly reborn.
And that ghost child. Yes, that ghost child, who was young, even for a half-human. He was young, but powerful, and he was instrumental in defeating the evil undead..."
I woke up muttering about how horribly wrong this seemed, and completely unlikely, impossible. When I told Cynthia about it, she reminded me that natural ghost portals could indeed make this impossible combination actually happen. I remember cursing under my breath, because a serious plot-bunny was born.
That was the dream that started it all.
This is a necessary point of clarification. Since I started writing Danny Phantom stories, I was operating under the premise that the last three episodes in Season 2 were in this order: "Reality Trip," "Double-Cross My Heart," and then "Kindred Spirits." This was the order they were listed under in Wikipedia, explaining that this was the order of story continuum, not necessarily airing order, and this is how I've dealt with plot development. Since then, Wikipedia has changed the order to represent the order in which the episodes were aired, which lists the last three episodes in this order: "Kindred Spirits," "Double-Cross My Heart," and "Reality Trip."
The reason this point of order is so important to me is that certain relationships are defined by certain events. The placement of "Double-Cross My Heart" expresses the Guys' in White success in upgrading themselves, and their viciousness to harm any humans that get in the way of their capture of Danny Phantom. It also makes it clear that Danny isn't quite so clueless about wanting a relationship with Sam anymore.
The episode "Kindred Spirits" sets a definition of the relationship between Vlad and Danny. By creating the clones and trying to destroy the original Danny, there is a line that is crossed which is a point of no return. Vlad's dubious care and desire to have Danny as his son/apprentice is forever destroyed, and Vlad is so bitter, he would rather take revenge against Danny for rejecting him than accepting him in whatever capacity. It is a serious change in their dynamic.
So, to keep things clear, in my stories, the order of events in the last three episodes of Season 2 is assumed to take place in this order (unless otherwise subverted by my plots): "Reality Trip," "Double-Cross My Heart," and then "Kindred Spirits."
I've finished another fic that came to me in the form of a vicious plot bunny. One of the many Danny Phantom stories covered in a two-shot in You're-Not-So-Big's "A Vent for ADD" puts Danny and Vlad in Hogwarts in very dark circumstances. When it was a one-shot, it was an interesting slice of life. Once it became a two-shot, I got the major inspiration to develop it. You're-Not-So-Big has been gracious enough to allow me to adopt the idea and make it into a full-length fic.
Out of respect for its origin, this fic is called, "A Vent Comes to Haunt." Enjoy!
I have written and am continuing to work on a handful of scenes that will become a collection of one-, two-, or a few-shots that describe a slice of life in the characters, as they developed in "A Vent Comes to Haunt." It is called "Continuing to Vent."
I want to thank everyone for the amazing response to, to date, my Magnum Opus. I am humbled and honored by the praise and otherwise attention I've received. And I, for one, remember that "Vent" was still only my SECOND attempt at writing fan fiction!
On May 17, 2010, I received a the message that the wonderful TheLonelyApparition created some fan art for this story at Deviant . The picture was found at: http:///art/A-Vent-Comes-to-Haunt-Fanart-164411710
Thank you very kindly! The picture is down, now, but I still appreciate the effort for as long as it was there.
One Friday night, I was oddly inspired to write three one-shots from Vlad's perspective. The following night, I wrote them. They are "A Man Horribly Wronged," "Alike," and "A Dream Deferred." I hope you enjoy them.
At least a year after my initial foray into the writing of fan fiction, my friend Cynthia is still my partner in crime. After reading me some fan fiction from the Crossover section, an evil plot-bunny was born. What would happen if the X-Men discovered the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? It is a two-shot called "An Educational Opportunity."
Working on "Continuing to Vent" has shaken loose some inspiration that I once had for a similar collection of slices of life of "An Educational Opportunity" in a work called "An Educational Experience." I've finished the first "slice." In order to pull together the characters I desire at the appropriate time line and age range, I have focused on an AU Movie universe (of X-Men) that takes place vaguely after the first movie, without Logan leaving for Alaska. Enjoy!
A different friend put me onto the Nightrunner Series. I was inspired to fill in a missing moment. This story is called "An Ill-Fated Translocation."
After reading an assortment of Labyrinth stories, a new one has come to me, placing Hoggle in a very bizarre, new situation. This is a two-shot called "A Misplaced Dwarf."
One Saturday in February, I reread The White Road in the Nightrunner Series, and a rather insistent plot-bunny jumped up and attacked me. That night, I wrote the story/reflection piece. I drafted and posted it the next day. The result of this epiphany is "The Plight of Ilar í Sontir." It is a bit darker than most of my standard fare, but that is the Nightrunner Series for you.
Several years ago, I shared a song with my friend Batya, as I was proud of the fact that I had memorized and was able to perform "You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me," from an album of Big Band numbers. However, when I misspoke the name, she challenged me to write a song parody based on what I had said. Within three days, I provided the song, and when we sang it in front of an audience, she provided the background story. This was the basis for "You're Getting to Be a Hobbit With Me." It is fun, silly, and doesn't at all take itself seriously.
I watched "X-Men: First Class" and came to an interesting revelation. The Professor pays attention to all kinds of creative changes in genetics and biology. After writing so much for Danny Phantom, it dawned on me - "his molecules got all rearranged." If you change the word "molecules" for "DNA", that is the classic definition of "mutation." Hence, "A Half-Ghost Mutant?" was born.
Considering the timing of "A Half-Ghost Mutant?", the Danny Phantom episode "Reality Trip" would look very different with the knowledge of the X-Men. I've posted the sequel that revisits "Reality Trip" with that X-Men flavor. It is "Mutant Reality."
People had asked for a sequel to "Mutant Reality." It took me a while to find the plot, but I've found it. Within two weeks of the plot-bunny invading my head, it was written. It's called "An Ounce of Perspective is Worth More Than a Pound of 'Cure'," and it takes place after "Mutant Reality" and during X-Men: The Last Stand. It ignores the 'Jean Grey comes back as the Dark Phoenix' story arc.
I belong to the FICWISE writing community that issued a writing challenge. It was to write a character study between 300-1000 words epitomizing one of a list of words. My response to this challenge became "Where Is Everybody?"
After watching Thor: The Dark World, the inspiration hit to write a reflection piece from Loki's perspective. Thus, "Reflections of a King" was born. Shortly after I typed it up but before I posted it, I read to see if anyone had done something similar. At the time I posted the story, I hadn't found one. Since then, I've discovered some lovely stories, but one that caught my attention is Rumpelstiltskin0902's "Colors of Darkness," which takes the reflections I've considered and put them into a story. I'm enjoying the story, and hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
After watching the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, CynthiaW and I went out for dessert. She asked, "What do you think would happen if the Turtles were wished away into the Labyrinth?" After a moment of protest, I sighed, and the inspiration for "Wished Away in the Worst Way" was born.
After CynthiaW and I saw The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, I reflected on characters who were severely under-appreciated. Babbling about my thoughts, I stopped and a light gleamed in my eyes. CynthiaW peaked her eyebrows and said, "Oh, no. What are you thinking?" The inspiration for "Regarding Brothers" was born.
I had seen Avengers: The Age of Ultron, and my heart was broken over Dr. Bruce Banner's feelings. As I left the theatre, I KNEW I had to write "It's Not Easy, Being Green."
The Dresden Files is my newest fandom. Jim Butcher has created a dark but interesting universe. After reading through the series several times over, a wondrous thought occurred to me: whatever happened to Inari, Thomas Raith's favorite sister? This was the inspiration for "The Trouble With Family."
On Facebook, I found an odd little meme:
Loki: Okay hear me out
Loki: i wanna be a bad guy, but like, only to bad guys
Thor: so basically a good guy?
Loki: You don't understand brother i'm evil
I responded to this, "I feel like Loki and Megamind would have a lot to talk about. And their natural state is blue!" Someone suggested, "I think it would be cool to see the two of them meet." A third party claimed, "I'd pay for that crossover." And so Meeting of the Minds was born.
Concerning Continuing to Vent and An Educational Experience: I reserve the right to reopen and continue them if the inspiration for them strikes again. But for now, I am working on original works (well...they might count as Biblical fanfic) that I intend to publish, and I'll keep you abreast of my developments). But as far as I can tell, these stories are finished. For now.
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