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Joined 05-10-09, id: 1929957, Profile Updated: 03-17-14
Author has written 11 stories for Lion King.

"This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song, and that drive with the people who you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite.”

- Steven Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


UPDATE-THINGY: 17/03/14

pops head through door*

Uh, hello all. It seems it's been a while since I was last here... *nervous laugh*

Well fear not, I haven't forgotten about this place, or my sheer lack of recent content, but I guess real life is just getting in the way yet again. There's a ton going on right now, and so much of it is extremely important, and I'm talking like future-dictating important. Like going to University important. For the next few months I will be focused on this one single goal - I need to get there. I feel like a whole new fresh start will make everything better again. I'll escape the bullshit that is my life right now.

Well, on that happy note, I am still thinking about Reprisal and how to go on with it. It's nearly two and a half years old now and I'm still not finished. I've been doing a ton of thinking but I think I'm getting somewhere now.

I'll see you all soon, probably summertime is when I hope to be back properly. Looking forward to it :)

Thanks for the continued support of my endeavors

Niñaroja


Vital Stats

Name: Lucy

DOB: 28th June 1996, so that makes me 17 :P

Country: Northern Ireland

Things I like: The Lion King, Disney, Kingdom Hearts, Popcorn, Animals, Writing, my friends, Imagine Dragons, video games in General, watching movies, youtube, fanfiction, pasta, burritos, jewellery, going on Deviantart, the internet, Nightcore remixes, watching Home Improvement, 80s pop music, 90s pop culture, Netflix, rowing, baking and making lists (see below)

I'm committed to posting the best quality of fanfiction possible, in lieu of the usual fluffy-mary-sue-soaking-smut that you find plastered across the internet.

FAVORITES

Name: Rosalina for a girl. Sora for a guy (KH FTW)
Number:
7
Saying:
“Too Much is Better Than Too Little”.
Movie:
The Lion King
Song:
Little Yellow Spider – Devendra Banhart
Band:
Imagine Dragons
Music Genre:
Alternative Rock and 80s Pop
Country:
France and USA
State:
Illinois (used to live there)
City:
Paris or Chicago
Channel:
Animal Planet
Color:
Purple
Dog:
Rotweiller
Cat:
Don’t really like cats a lot to be honest
Car:
Mini
Hair Product:
John Freida stuff
Shampoo:
Timotei
Conditoner:
Timotei
Body Wash:
Can’t use anything besides normal soap because of my eczema
Perfume:
Laugh with me Lee-lee by Benefit :’)
Item Of Clothing:
CONVERSES
Store:
HMV
Food:
Popcorn, Pasta and Pizza (three Ps :P)
Restraunt:
Boojum :P
Quote From A Movie:
“The past can hurt, but the way I see it you can either run from it or learn from it.”
Magazine:
Used to be J-14 (when I was young and silly :P)
Holiday:
Christmas
Season:
Autumn
Accent:
Irish
Height:
My 5” 7/8 is quite a comfy height
Weight:
A BMI of 22/23
Body Part:
Hair
Color Of Eyes:
Brown
Color Of Hair:
Blonde
Color Of Skin:
All
Tv Show:
Home Improvement
Youtube Video:
“Where the Hell is Matt?”
Ringtone:
One Winged Angel aka Sephiroth’s Theme
Place To Eat:
The afore mentioned BOOJUM (in case you're wondering, Boojum is the mexican food equivalent of subway. It's yummy :P)


Top 10 Lists/Lists of 10 (Open to Suggestions)

Favorite Movies

  1. The Lion King
  2. Back to the Future (Part I)
  3. Slumdog Millionaire
  4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  5. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  6. Love Actually
  7. The Shawshank Redmption
  8. Wall-E
  9. Amelie
  10. Black Beauty

Honorable Mentions: Mean Girls, Back to the Future (Part II), War Horse

Favorite Songs

  1. Devendra Banhart - Little Yellow Spider
  2. Kina Granis - In Your Arms
  3. Stereophonics – Handbags and Gladrags
  4. Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On
  5. The Script – Talk You Down
  6. The Civil Wars – Poison and Wine
  7. KT Tunstall – Suddenly I see
  8. Oasis – Champagne Supernova
  9. Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me
  10. U2 – Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own

Honorable Mentions: Some Nights - Fun; Light 'em Up - Fallout Boy; Cha Ching - Imagine Dragons

Favorite Video Games

  1. Kingdom Hearts 2
  2. Sly 2
  3. The Sims 2
  4. Skyrim
  5. Dog’s Life
  6. Animal Crossing: Wild World
  7. The Simpsons: Hit and Run
  8. Nintendogs
  9. Harvest Moon DS
  10. Super Mario Galaxy

Honorable Mentions: Sly 3, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Super Mario Brothers 3

10 Movies That Made Me Cry

1. War Horse

2. Grave of the Fireflies

3. the Perks of Being a Wallflower

4.Saving Mr Banks

5. Dean Spanley

6. My Sister's Keeper

7. The Illusionist

8. Regret ("Spijt!" in Dutch)

9. My Neighbour Totoro

10. 12 Years a Slave


WHY DO YOU LIKE THE LION KING SO MUCH?


This is a question I have often pondered the answer to. The brief answer is I don't really know why, why of all the many fantastic and beautiful films out there this is the one that sticks out and resonates the most with me. I can't pinpoint the single thing that makes it so amazing and special. Is it the achingly beautiful score? The stunning animation? The unforgettable characters and timeless story? I don't know. I guess my love for TLK has always been such a huge part of me that letting it go just isn't an option now. There was a point in my life where I forgot about it and got on with life, but one early summer day in 2011 changed everything...

This story is split into three parts.

Part 1 - First viewing and childhood (1998 - 2005)

Though I'm not completely sure, I think the first time I ever watched TLK was when I was two years old. By this estimate the year must have been 1998, when TLK was still a relatively new movie. We were living in America at the time (I was born in Ireland, spent the ages of 2-5 in America). Since my sister was going to school and my Dad went to work, it was only my Mum and I in our rented house smack dead in the middle of Jewish-Suburbia. There were no other kids my age in our neighborhood, so as a result I spent the vast majority of my time playing by myself and watching VHS tapes (DVDs were some new-fangled mystery at this point in time). We didn't have that many, so I got through them very quickly (I remember watching the Rescuers, Lady ad the Tramp and Robin Hood multiple times a week). My mum and I used to go to our local library fairly regularly, and there was a huge video shelf that spanned the entire length of the library's main atrium (and this library was absolutely huge), and for $1 you could rent a tape for a whole week. This must have been where I first got the tape to watch it, and even though I don't remember my first viewing, I can be absolutely certain that I was hooked from the very beginning...

TLK mania only grew from there. Every time that I would be allowed to get a video from the library I would want it to be TLK (why we just didn't buy our own copy from somewhere mystifies me. We probably would have saved a lot of money in the long run). I wanted every bit of TLK merchandise I saw, which would have amounted to over $300 in the Chicago Disney store. Several Garage and church sales brought my haul to the official hardback book of the movie, a Simba plush (a 1993 original {yes it says '93 on the label}) a read along book on tape without a book, The Lion King Animated Storybook, and, upon returning to Ireland, several jigsaw puzzles. Not big enough for my liking.l

In 2003, The Lion King: Special Edition, was released on VHS and DVD. We got the DVD version, having got a PS2 the Christmas before, which was good because our VCR had broken. It was the very first DVD we ever owned, and I still have it. I think I watched all 5 hours of bonus features several times, the whole movie once through, and the movie with the Director's commentary the first day we had it. It was so special to me. Even more special, I went to London for the first time and got to see TLK on stage. It was a great time to be a young Lion King fangirl...

Part 2 - First Steps into fandom and Forgetting (2006 - 2010)


I had only a few friends in Primary school, but the day I found out my two best friends loved TLK almost as much as I did will never be forgotten. We were the type to play pretend/"roleplay" during break time, unlike everybody else who opted for football or just talking instead. During the pre-game discussion, TLK was mentioned.

"I know, let's play The Lion King."

"Oh, I love that movie!"

A fight over who would play Simba ensued (I lost) and so it began. Each of the three of us would take over multiple roles, and I kid you not we acted out the entire first movie from start to finish over several days, not skipping anything or leaving anything out. When we were done, we went back to the beginning, added our own OCs and made up extra plots and storylines but which ultimately ended in the same place. We even wrote most of them down, and even more ones that each of us would invent on our own, into a big book that I bought from Tesco. It lasted two and a half years, probably some of the best years of my life. I didn't know it then, but this would be my first few baby steps into the world of fanfiction writing.

Soon, though, primary school was over. In 2007, my friends and I went our separate ways forever. I went to a new, all-girls school. There was much more work. I only had one proper friend. I hit puberty, and along with a lot of other stuff I decided that I was too old for Disney movies. I put most of my TLK stuff into the attic, threw out some stuff, like The TLK comic I had happened across in a petrol station, and forgot about my beloved DVD at the back of our (now bulging) DVD cabinet. It continued like this for three years.

Part 3 - Super Obsession (2011 - Present)

It was the year 2011. A friday. There had been a bomb scare in town (not uncommon in Belfast), causing the traffic to grind to a halt. My sister, who's bus was caught up in all this, missed her music lesson and decided to walk the three and a half miles home from where they had stopped. When she got home, she and her bloodied feet fell asleep on the sofa. Our parents had gone out of town, leaving me bored with no one to talk to, and nothing decent on TV. I decided to watch a DVD, one that I hadn't seen for a long time. After looking through the cupboard and discarding each film for one reason or another, I eventually pulled my TLK DVD out from the very back of the cupboard, covered in dust. I don't know what compelled me to watch it, but I put it into the DVD player and sat.

For that entire 89 minutes, I remained motionless, transfixed. The opening notes of "Cirlce of Life" seemed to strike a very heavy chord with me. I laughed. I cried. I quietly cheered. It was wonderful...

The rest, as they say, is history. At the end of that Summer I started writing my first proper TLK fanfiction, "Captive". In October I sobbed my eyes out watching TLK3D, as seeing my favourite movie of all time at last on the big screen was just very overwhelming. I joined TLK related forums, watched TLK related videos on youtube... What I mean to say, is that, quite simply, The Lion King means the absolute world to me. I don't care if this sounds weird or babyish, because the happiness and joy I get out of it vastly outweighs the pain from any criticism.

Thanks for reading :)


MY ADVICE FOR FANFICTION WRITERS

I've been asked before how to write a good, successful story. At the time I was all like "oh follow your heart blah blah blah it'll come to you". But I've been thinking recently that some constructive advice may have been a better idea. So, I'm going to put it here. I fnayone asks me again I'll refer them to this. :)

1. PERSEVERANCE

This is E X T R E M E L Y important. I've tried to get friends into fanfiction writing in the past, and it has never worked for one reason and one reason alone. They would write one chapter of a promising story, post it, and never add to it ever again. I've read first chapters of lots of really interesting stories, and been ready to read on only to discover that this is the only chapter of a story not updated since 2009. It's pointless to leave a story like this. Its probably better to delete it if you've really lost interest (I'm being slightly hypocritical here, seeing as it's nearly a year since I posted the Flood with the promise of uploading the next chapter the next day. I am working on it, honest! But it's been hard!)

Also, if the first chapter of your story only gets one or two reviews, or maybe none at all, don't lose heart! My first five chapters of Captive only got about 3 or 4 reviews total, and now it has nearly 200! A story has to gather momentum, build up a "fanbase" of sorts, before it will be successful. New writers who haven't yet established a followers list are extremely unlikely to be overwhelmed by success at the beginning. Keep going!

2. CULTIVATE YOUR TALENTS

If you know that you're good at writing, don't hold anything back! Equally, if you're maybe just average, really push yourself to produce the best work you can. Rewrite and edit it as many times as you have to until you're satisfied. Only post the chapter if you're happy with it. If you don't like it, chances are that readers won't, either.

3. LET YOUR WRITING GROW

If you compare early chapters of "Captive" to recent chapters of "Reprisal", you will notice a lot of development in my writing technique and style. My chapters are longer, more descriptive and more word dense than they were when I first started out (my first fanfiction ever actually does exist somewhere on this site. I go look at it the very odd time. And cringe. A lot.) It is likely that your writing will change and develop as you write more and more. Let this happen: it's a good thing!

4. WRITE FOR WHAT YOU LIKE

I write Lion King stories because I love it so much. I tried to write a Rise of the Guardians story as a secret Santa present for someone on the forum I use and found it really difficult, as it isn't a film/fandom I'm really that interested in. If you love Edward Scissorhands, don't force yourself to write a Pirates of the Caribbean story just because it's one of the most popular sections, and you want lots of reviews. You should want to write because you enjoy it, not just for recognition and praise. It is better to get one review offering you constructive advice to improve than 300 saying "it's really good!"

5. BE PREPARED FOR CRITICISM

Not everyone is going to love your story, and some people will definitely want to critique your work. It's best to take their advice on board: maybe they've read a lot of stories and know what they're talking about . If someone is just mindlessly flaming/trolling you though, delete the review and report them if it is a signed review. (note: criticism does not constitute flaming! Flaming/trolling is "the posting of a provocative or offensive message, to a public Internet discussion group, such as a forum, newsgroup or mailing list, with the intent of provoking an angry response.")

6. BE INSPIRED, BUT DON'T PLAGIARISE!

Have a browse through the relevant section for your story to see what sort of things people write about, but don't downright copy a story or, God forbid, copy and paste huge chunks of text from anyone! I've had experience with the latter (one of my stories was falsely published to fanpop dot com) and let me tell you, nothing pisses off a writer more than seeing someone else taking credit for their work!


COMPLETED PROJECTS

Captive: Mufasa, against all the odds, manages to survive the fall during the stampede. Now, Scar's only option to avoid exile and finally become king is to abduct Simba and keep him as a hostage. How will he cope? How will the rest of the pride cope? And, most importantly, will he ever escape?

Began: August 2011

Completed: November 2011

Genre: Alternative Universe

The Flood: An early concept for Mufasa's death scene involved a flood rather than a wildebeest stampede. This is my take on how things could have been different.

Began: July 2012

Finished: July 2013


Current Story/ies (SPOILER WARNING)


Reprisal: A vengeful Scar, after losing his grip over the Pride Lands, forms an allegiance with the Outsiders, an infamous and highly dangerous group of rogue lions. Simba, now free but still reeling from his ordeal in Scar's den, now has to face the most testing situation he has faced so far. The Pride don't know it yet, but things are about to get a whole lot worse, just when they thought they'd seen it all.

Began: November 2011


FUTURE STORIES

Encore - ????

Captive - Remastered: A major re-write of my most popular story to date. This remastered version promises to be longer, more detailed and more emotional than the original draft ever was.


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Starless by Surburia reviews
Scar survives the hyena attack, but is left in no state to reclaim his throne. Unable to leave the Pridelands, his survival will depend on Simba's ability to forgive, and his own wits. Simba struggles with his new responsibilities and the demons in his past. A story of redemption or destruction and what falls between.
Lion King - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 47,066 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 4/19 - Published: 10/6/2014 - Simba, Nala, Scar/Taka
Trampled by GeminiGemelo reviews
Well, I suppose the stampede was technically meant for his brother... There's just, I don't know, one small problem with that: the cub died instead. *50K hits*
Lion King - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 50 - Words: 248,208 - Reviews: 430 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 8/29/2014 - Published: 2/29/2012 - Mufasa, Scar/Taka
Like Father, Like Son by GeminiGemelo reviews
AU! GOOD!Scar. Wherein Simba inadvertently leaves the Pridelands in the wake of his father's death and a terrible accident. Published now because, well, let's face it: I would be an absolutely terrible fan if I didn't upload something today... [ - ¡ happy 2oth anniversary, TLK ! - ]
Lion King - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,851 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/15/2014 - Simba, Scar/Taka, Shenzi - Complete
There's Someone Else by 94hearts reviews
Oneshot. Redone. Takes place in an earlier time period when Sarabi used to date a much more caring—and much more humbled Scar.
Lion King - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,850 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/27/2012 - [Scar/Taka, Sarabi] - Complete
Quid Pro Quo by TheBlackCatCrossing reviews
Mufasa and Scar reflect on their complex relationship. What were their childhoods like and what exactly happened between them? Rated M for mature situations. Reader discretion is advised. Flashbacks. R/R! Written for Disneykink.
Lion King - Rated: M - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,912 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/17/2012 - Mufasa, Scar/Taka - Complete
The Pride of Man by SimbaFan reviews
When Ayden, a teenage boy, loses his family on safari in Africa, he is taken in by Mufasa and Sarabi. He lives in their pride, but when Mufasa dies and Scar ascends the throne, Ayden must survive in the wastelands once called the Pride Lands. COMPLETE
Lion King - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 59,026 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 2/19/2009 - Published: 9/13/2008 - Complete
The Flashing by VampireQueenAkasha reviews
Parody of Stephen King's "The Shining". Oddly twisted and crazy.
Shining - Rated: T - English - Horror/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,752 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/11/2009 - Complete
The Exorcist Rhapsody by humbleboy91 reviews
You know the tune...
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 265 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/23/2005
The White Water Chronicles by Amase reviews
The story of Sarabi's life after Scar comes to power. PG-13 for later chapters. --COMPLETE--
Lion King - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 24,878 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 6/25/2004 - Published: 6/8/2004 - Complete
The Lesser Kings by Agent Ninety-Nine reviews
What does Scar want with Prince Simba in the middle of the night?
Lion King - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,070 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/22/2002
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Captive - Remastered reviews
When Mufasa, against all the odds, survives the fall during the stampede, Scar's final attempt to avoid exile and become King is to hold Simba as a hostage. This is a major re-write of my most popular story to date, and this remastered version promises to be longer, more detailed and more emotional than the original draft ever was.
Lion King - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,787 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 3/30 - Published: 10/12/2014 - Simba, Mufasa, Scar/Taka
In the Name of the Father reviews
Spiritual successor to my story "Ascension", when the time comes for Simba to join the Great Kings of the Past, someone must come to lead him there. My Secret Santa gift for DGFone in the My Lion King Christmas exchange.
Lion King - Rated: K - English - Family/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,207 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/11 - Simba, Mufasa - Complete
How the Mighty Fall reviews
Scar is still alive after Simba assumes his rightful throne. When the former is isolated to a tiny cave at the back of Pride Rock, the new King decides it is finally time to confront the source of all his problems and anxieties, face-to-face, and discovers that his Uncle's manipulation of him is still as potent and volatile as it always has been. One-shot.
Lion King - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,667 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/10/2014 - Simba, Scar/Taka - Complete
Reprisal reviews
Sequel to my story "Captive", please read it first! A vengeful Scar, after losing his grip over the Pride Lands, forms an allegiance with the Outsiders, an infamous and highly dangerous group of rogue lions. The Pride don't know it yet, but things are about to get a whole lot worse, just when they thought they'd seen it all. AU -ABANDONED- (see final chapter for details)
Lion King - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 15 - Words: 30,618 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 10/12/2014 - Published: 11/13/2011 - Simba, Scar/Taka
Ascension reviews
A look at what happened before, during and after the stampede, all from Mufasa's perspective. One-shot. My entry for the My Lion King 23rd Writing contest (I won :D )
Lion King - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,123 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/3/2014 - Simba, Mufasa, Scar/Taka, Ahadi - Complete
Through Heaven's Eyes reviews
A sacred ritual enables King Mufasa to see his newborn son's destiny. What will he learn when the almighty himself comes down from above to deliver the news? One shot
Lion King - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,321 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/31/2014 - Simba, Mufasa, Sarabi, Rafiki - Complete
Starlight reviews
Sarafina awakens in the night to find Nala missing. What will she learn of her daughter's emotions in the aftermath of the deaths of the King and his son? One-shot. Written and uploaded in loving memory of a dear friend.
Lion King - Rated: K - English - Family/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,266 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/15/2013 - Nala, Sarafina - Complete
Outsiders reviews
Scar has a son, Mufasa isn't the perfect King and Simba is a tyrant in the making. How will this affect a certain dark lion's fratricidal decision? Written for the twenty-first My Lion King Writing Contest. One Shot. (EDIT: I won :D )
Lion King - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,853 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/9/2013 - Scar/Taka, OC - Complete
The Flood reviews
I remember reading somewhere that an early concept for Mufasa's death was for him to save Simba from a flood instead of a wildebeest stampede. This is my take on how it could have been different. This is a short, two part story.
Lion King - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,725 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/14/2013 - Published: 7/11/2012 - Simba, Mufasa - Complete
A Change of Heart reviews
Set just after "Be Prepared", Scar meets Mufasa on the way back to Pride Rock, and starts to feel conflicted over his fratricidal thoughts. One Shot. My entry for the My Lion King Writing Contest number 12. (EDIT: I won D)
Lion King - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,655 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/28/2012 - Mufasa, Scar/Taka - Complete
Captive reviews
What if Mufasa survived the fall during the stampede, and the only way for Scar to become King and avoid exile is to hold Simba hostage? Based on a dream of mine. AU. COMPLETE!
Lion King - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Crime - Chapters: 21 - Words: 30,297 - Reviews: 194 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 11/10/2011 - Published: 8/24/2011 - Simba, Scar/Taka - Complete