Author has written 51 stories for Teen Titans, Legion of Super Heroes, CSI: New York, House, M.D., Twilight, Artemis Fowl, Transformers, NCIS: Los Angeles, Wizards of Waverly Place, NCIS, Justice League, Chronicles of Narnia, Merlin, Teen Titans, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Green Lantern, Legion of Super Heroes, Lord of the Rings, Flash, Star Trek: 2009, Ghost Whisperer, and Young Justice.
Welcome to my humble abode on FanFiction. I apologize in advance for the long bio, but really this is the only place I can put all this stuff. Feel free to skip to the sections you find relevant.
Please note: my fanfiction exploits have taken a backseat in recent years due to university and the general wonderful busy-ness in my real life, but I fully intend to continue writing fanfiction well into my adulthood, even if a lot of my focus has now shifted to producing original content and hopefully getting published. I just have to pace myself, so please be patient if you're one of my regular readers =)
As you can see, I have a wide range of fandoms. I tend to flit from one to the other on occasion, and I'll usually go through phases when I devour anything and everything in a particular fandom on a particular subject. More often than not I tend to write stories for that fandom too - but they usually don't make it to completion. I will candidly admit that I have a whole host of unfinished stories on my hard drive and I have no idea when or if they will be finished. (There are, of course, stories that will never see the light of day because of various reasons). But I make it a point never to post any story (at least those which aren't a collection of drabbles or one-shots) that doesn't go from beginning to end within a reasonable amount of time.
I am passionate, joyful, and confident. I strive for excellence in everything I do. I've been raised to think outside the box, I prefer to make my own path, and I have the independence and self-assurance to stay true to the oddities that make me my unique self. I like animals, and am the proud owner of two absolutely gorgeous rabbits: a French Angora named Luna and a lop named Joey. I love them to bits and I enjoy taking care of them, onerous as the various tasks relating to their upkeep can sometimes be. Our family dog Riley is also on my list of favorite beings in the world.
I am unabashedly a fan of Liverpool Football Club (Red till I'm dead!) as well as a huge, HUGE comic geek. My knowledge of comic lore is mainly DC, but I know some Marvel as well. I prowl sites like Comicvine, DC Database, and IGN on a regular basis, and I've watched the majority of superhero cartoons from the 1990s and beyond. My comic knowledge is far from complete, but it is quite comprehensive (particularly with certain characters), and it increases every year. Also, I have this freaky but cool tendency of intuitively making up or referencing things about DC characters...which I later find out are 100% comic canon. Case in point: I was thinking of Koriand'r as a princess of Tamaran long before I found out this was actually the case. Personally, I believe this means DC and I are destined to live a long, happy life together.
Shoot me a PM if you want to get to know me better - I lead an extremely busy life so I may not reply often, but I am friendly and I love getting to know people, especially people who share my interests - ESPECIALLY people who share my interest in DC.
Ten Steps to a Successful Story
1. Make a commitment. You're not going to get anywhere if you don't commit yourself to transforming an idea into a full-blown story that people will enjoy. When you write without an obligation, you are writing just for fun. Without a commitment to see the story through to the end as the best it can possibly be, you don't have any reason to make it the best or even complete it. Also, you will most likely be left with an unfinished, half-baked story with a lot of loose ends when the stimulation a new idea brings with it runs out and your uncommitted muse isn't focused enough to produce more inspiration to write. The first step to a successful, progressive story is to commit yourself to focusing on that story so others can enjoy it. Then you can start planning the works.
2. Think it through. When a new idea hits, feel free to write whatever comes to your mind, but if you're going to turn that series of paragraphs into a proper story with a beginning, middle, and end, eventually you'll have to put some thought into organizing the whole thing into a good structure. That's not to say you shouldn't write when jumbled ideas flow. You should. But usually, such a tangle of ideas do not make up enough material for a whole story. So when you run out of ideas for your story, you'll have to sort them out to see which ones will go in and which ones won't make the cut. You'll also have to have at least a general idea of specific events that will make your story progress the way you want it to, and knowing how it's going to end is a must, so you can determine which events would best be suited to make that ending happen. An outline is especially useful for organizing longer stories with more complicated plots. This all comes before you officially begin writing.
3. Write the story. Once you have the basic outline on paper (or in your mind), it's time to start writing. Set aside some time where you concentrate on nothing but writing. Identifying the hours when you're most creative (everybody is different) and reducing distractions enables you to get more done in a shorter period. If you're on a deadline (suppose you have readers waiting for a story), start early and give yourself a quota for every time you write. And always make sure you get your facts straight and everything is in tandem (to the best of your ability to make it so). Go back and change some things in what you've already written if necessary. And if your story seems to be taking a different direction from what you originally intended, go with the flow. It's rare to find a good story which hasn't deviated in some way from the path the author had in mind.
4. Complete the story. This is important. There must be hundreds of fics that have been put on hiatus, discontinued, or have unbearably long update times because the writers failed to complete the story before posting. Unless you're absolutely certain that you can keep up, that you have the time to spare, and that you won't be stricken with writer's block, finish the story before you post. Even then, it's best to wait until your story is complete so you can change things anywhere if necessary without confusing the readers by editing and reposting. If you complete the story first, you also avoid leaving the readers hanging and being pressured to write more chapters to update. A bit of advice here - it's better to focus on one story at a time, rather than attempting to split your attention between a few works. Admittedly, I don't always follow this rule - often I'll get stalled on a story in progress because I was struck with inspiration for another fic that I absolutely have to start writing, and then when I get stuck on that, I end up with two (or more!) half-complete stories that take it in turns to get written. I get it - as writers, we get so many ideas for so many different stories, it's sometimes difficult to concentrate on just one - but there's no denying that the writing process goes faster when I commit to a single work until it's done (see Step 1).
5. Proofread the story. Ah, yes. The tedious process of proofreading and editing begins. Nevertheless, the fic won't be the best it can possibly be if you don't take the time to read it through once more, making sure that your grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure are all the best you can make it, and that everything clicks together in your story. Your readers will enjoy the story more if they don't have to endure atrocious grammar and badly written sentences.
6. Prepare for posting. Once you have proofread your completed story and made the necessary changes, and a final reading through has proved it the best it can be, it's time to reveal your gem of a fic to the world. If you're posting a oneshot, you may post all at once. If, however, you are posting your lengthy story in chapters, copy and paste the content of each chapter onto a separate document, beginning a new document for each chapter. For easy location, label these "chapter docs" with such titles as Story1, Story2, Story3, and so on and so forth. You may create these little documents as you post, or you may do several at a time to save you having to do it just before you post. Alternatively, you could just upload one document to FF at a time, and simply copy and paste the chapter of the day whenever you update.
7. Write a proper summary. This is an important step for a successful story. Your summary is the only thing convincing people to pick your story out of the millions there are on this site. Therefore, a good summary is invaluable to the fanfiction writer. Decide what you want to go into your summary and arrange it such that your story is satisfactorily summarized within the limit of words you have available. Make sure that your summary leaves potential readers wanting to click on the title of your story. Ensure, too, that your grammar, spelling, and punctuation are all perfect, because to prospective readers, the quality of your summary reflects the quality of your story. A simple, one sentence summary will not do, either, unless your story is particularly short. Who wants to read a story with a summary that states, "Just some random scribblings", "I just wrote unintentionally", or, "Pure fluff! Read and review!"? I wouldn't.
8. Begin posting. When the desired chapter or story has been isolated into its own document, upload it to your FanFiction account and click on the title. Now, even though you have formerly proofread the entire fic, there is no guarantee that you managed to get everything perfect. Take this opportunity to carefully read your chapter through and edit if/when necessary. Bolding, italicizing, underlining, aligning, removal and/or addition of the chapter title should be checked at this stage, and an author's note(s), if any, may be added. Decide, too, on a fitting chapter title that reflects what is in the chapter. Once you have saved the changes, post it!
9. Remain true to your update time. A regular update time tells readers when to expect the next post, so they aren't left hanging. Regularity establishes familiarity, and the more readers get acquainted with your story, the more successful it will be. If you are, for some reason, unable to update at the set time, update earlier or later with the former or next chapter, being sure to write an author's note to inform your readers of the change. In your author's note(s), you might also like to mention how often you'll be updating, so your readers know when to expect the next chapter. This is where a completed story comes in handy. With the story written and done, you can post every other day - or even daily!
10. Reply reviews. When people review your story, let them know you appreciate it. Send them a short PM, if possible, thanking them for taking the time to leave feedback. Enable the anonymous reviews feature so more people can let you know what they think of your story (disabling that feature is actually quite a silly act. Authors want reviews, but disable the anonymous reviews feature so they can't get reviews from non-members!). You can reply anonymous reviewers by thanking them in your author's notes when you post chapters. Review the stories you like too - remember, do unto others what you want others to do unto you. Even if people don't review, but add your story to Story Alerts or Favourites, you might consider sending them a message thanking them for doing so and asking politely if they could possibly leave a review. You might be surprised at the results, because when people feel appreciated and gratified, even for adding a story to their favourites and/or subscription list, they tend to leave reviews. Never try to blackmail readers into reviewing with phrases such as, "Unless I get five reviews, I will not post the next chapter", and, "I won't post unless I get reviews", or anything of the sort. You get people annoyed and annoyed people don't feel like reviewing. Moreover, I hope that, like me, you're writing because you enjoy making stories, and because you relish the satisfaction of producing a well-crafted tale. If that's the case, simply sharing your stories with the knowledge that at least some people might like to read it should be enough to keep you going even if they don't necessarily review.
This is a story about God. Read if you believe in Him, and even if you don't.
A teenage girl about 17 named Diane had gone to visit some friends one evening and time passed quickly as each shared their various experiences of the past year. She ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone. She wasn't afraid because it was a small town and she lived only a few blocks away.
As she walked along under the tall elm trees, Diane asked God to keep her safe from harm and danger. When she reached the alley, which was a short cut to her house, she decided to take it. However, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were waiting for her. She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for God's protection. Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped round her, she felt as though someone was walking with her. When she reached the end of the alley, she walked right past the man and arrived home safely.
The following day, she read in the newspaper that a young girl had been raped in the same alley just twenty minutes after she had been there. Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy and the fact that it could have been her, she began to weep. Thanking the Lord for her safety and to help this young woman, she decided to go to the police station. She felt she could recognize the man, so she told them her story. The police asked her if she would be willing to look at a lineup to see if she could identify him. She agreed and immediately pointed out the man she had seen in the alley the night before. When the man was told he had been identified, he immediately broke down and confessed. The officer thanked Diane for her bravery and asked if there was anything they could do for her. She asked if they would ask the man one question. Diane was curious as to why he had not attacked her. When the policeman asked him, he answered, "Because she wasn't alone. She had two tall men walking on either side of her." Amazingly, whether you believe or not, you're never alone. Did you know that 98 of teenagers will not stand up for God, and 93 of the people that read this won’t repost it?
My Fandoms -Just a little bit about my fandoms. FF is one of the only sites I can actually talk about this stuff to other people who will totally get it, so I'm taking full advantage. You don't have to read it if you're not up for it. First, though, my favorite pairings!
CSI:NY: Stella Bonasera/Don Flack
Doctor Who: 11th Doctor/River Song; Amy Pond/Rory Williams
Justice League: Superman/Lois Lane; Batman/Wonder Woman; Green Arrow/Black Canary; Huntress/Question
Legion of Superheroes: Lightning Lad/Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy/Triplicate Girl
Sherlock: Sherlock Holmes/Molly Hooper
Teen Titans: Nightwing/Starfire; Kid Flash/Jinx; Beast Boy/Raven (somehow the BBRae shippers have converted me)
Now, for my fandoms. I'm not going to talk about all of them - I have way too many and a lot are really just minor fandoms that I fulfilled a whim to write for. This section is for my favorite fandoms. So, here we go. Oh, and by the way...SPOILER ALERT! You have been warned.
Chronicles of Narnia: I like the 2nd, 4th, and 5th books. Basically, anything to do with the Pevensies as the main characters. I quite like The Magician's Nephew as well, and I don't mind The Silver Chair, but I absolutely loathe The Last Battle. I get that C.S. Lewis was trying to write in the Book of Revelation and truly complete his Narnia series, but I just don't like it. It has none of the fairytale, adventure feeling of the previous books (which kind of petered out even during Silver Chair) which made me like the series in the first place. And I will forever wail about what he did to Susan. I just don't believe that after 15-something years of ruling Narnia as the Gentle Queen she would simply ignore all of it. It's like she did a complete one-eighty, because there really wasn't anything to suggest that she would turn her back on Narnia in her previous appearances. Not to mention, it left the Pevensies bereft of a sibling and Narnia short of a queen. Unfortunately for me, my favorite part of the Narnia books (and unfortunately the most unelaborated in canon) was the Pevensies' reign during the Golden Age.
Doctor Who: I LOVE this show! My ultimate joint-favorite live-action series! I like sci-fi, I like history, I like time-traveling paradoxes, I like convoluted plots which build up unbearable suspense leading to a giant payoff, and I like characters who are so awesome they fill a whole room by themselves and you wish everyone would just shut up and listen to them already - so, win on all counts. I've watched all of New Who, my first ever episode was Curse of the Black Spot, my favorite Doctor is Eleven (because I saw him first, he's cute, and he's just so excitable), my favorite companions are the Ponds, Martha Jones, and Clara (the Dalek and Victorian versions - though original Clara is nice, she's just a tad generic for me after the spunky confidence of Oswin and the fast-talking wit of Victorian Clara). My favorite season is Series 5 - because the season-long story arc was so well done. And my Who OTP forever is Eleven/River - I don't care if he's the same Doctor no matter what body he's in, Eleven IS River's Doctor. I just love their relationship - a woman who knows as much about the Doctor as the Doctor himself, who's part Time Lord, and the daughter of his companions - and their flirting! My gosh, their flirting is just too witty and adorable not to enjoy. But I get blue whenever I think about how tragic their love story really is. And I get blue when I realize Eleven is gone...
Merlin: Another BBC production I really like. Unfortunately, they totally ruined the warm, funny tone of the show with the finale - in fact, I like to pretend the fifth season doesn't exist. Why, oh why, after changing so many aspects of the original legend, did they have to follow it so strictly at the end? I adored the bromance between Merlin and Arthur and was so looking forward to the big reveal - I was waiting for Arthur to accept Merlin's magic and begin ushering in Albion (speaking of which, would someone please explain to me how he's supposed to do that when he's DEAD?) - and then they went and did it in such a heartbreaking way that totally didn't do it justice. I really liked Gwaine, and was hoping he'd be next to find out about Merlin's magic, and then they freaking killed him - and Elyan too, let's not forget (so much for the Round Table). I liked Morgana - she was such a sweet, kind soul - and I was so pleased when she discovered her magic and learned not to fear it and actually SAID she had hope it would one day be seen as a force for good, and...well, we know how THAT turned out, don't we? I liked Lancelot too, and I like how he knew about Merlin's magic, and how he didn't actually betray Arthur with Guinevere (I point out that that wouldn't even have happened if Merlin had told Morgana about his magic and Morgana had not gone evil in the first place). I liked Arthur growing up as a prince instead of as a farmer's son. Heck, I even liked Uther - cold and prejudiced bastard though he was, Anthony Head played him so well that I felt his pain about Ygraine and his fierce love for Arthur and Morgana, and I remember how lenient he was with Merlin's idiocy at times, and even how he came to view Merlin as a loyal servant (how's THAT for character development?). And then when they had everything lined up so beautifully at the end of Season 4, they spoiled it with Season 5, completely disregarded all their original changes to stick to the legend in the worst possible way at the worst possible moment. Dammit, BBC, WHY???
Sherlock: Steven Moffat. Is. A. Genius. I absolutely LOVE the setting of Sherlock and John in the 21st century, and Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are perfectly cast as said characters. Mrs. Hudson is a dear, Molly's sweet, Mark Gatiss has made Mycroft my favorite character, and Lestrade is great fun. I like how Moffat and Gatiss have altered the original Conan Doyle stories and I'm very intrigued by the liberties they're taking with the characters and their stories (case in point: Mary Morstan. Go watch "His Last Vow" if you're curious). The episodes are works of marvel, with Sherlock rushing on at a mile a minute with his incredible deductions and John slowly but surely humanizing the Great Detective - and the plots are glorious! Regrettably, being a Sherlock fan means that I have to bear with having only three episode per season, and a two-year wait between each season. And now after Season 4, it might just be over forever. Again, BBC - why must you torment me so?
Justice League: Oh, yes. Yes, yes, yes. Justice League and Justice League Unlimited were the first cartoons I ever followed - they were my introduction to the world of DC, and the springboard into my obsession with comic books. Before JL, the only comics I knew were my dad's old Marvel comics - I did like reading those, but once I got into DC, I never looked back. My favorite character here (actually, my favorite character in all of DC) is Wally West. I adore Wally West - he's so fun, and optimistic, and friendly - and call me sadistic, but I like the fact that his past contains a lot of tragedy and pain; I think it serves to flesh out his character really well, and it makes for delicious backstory. What can I say about the Justice League itself? The animated series was superb, and I still keep an eye out for the animated JL movies. As for the heroes in the League, my introduction to them was via the animated versions of the characters, but as time has gone on I've found that you can really only fully appreciate them if you know the comics they come from. There's over seventy years of history in DC's archives, and a lot of terrific elements - e.g. the Flash family, coordination between different superhero teams, the general togetherness of the superhero community, Blackest Night - have yet to be adapted for TV. But I am so, SO pleased with DC's Rebirth initiative! After the travesty that was the New 52, they've finally brought back my favorite character and the flavor of the pre-52 comics, which is a BIG step in the right direction.
Teen Titans: The second animated series I followed. To be honest, I wasn't keen on it at first. When my TV station took Justice League off air and replaced it with Teen Titans, I'll admit, I was pretty upset. I knew nothing of the Titans - the only one I recognized was Robin, and I wasn't very fond of Robin at the time - and I couldn't see how a bunch of teenagers would be as cool as the Justice League. So, I resolved not to watch it. In my defense, the promos for it on my channel weren't that exciting. Fortunately, though, my dad had read the New Teen Titans comics, and he convinced me to give it a go. I did, and I was hooked. I loved the Titans, and even related to them better because they were closer to my age. What a mistake I almost made. Thanks, Dad. Anyway, my preference for the Titans is sort of split equally between their animated and comic versions. The cartoon's portrayal of the characters were a huge influence on a whole generation of kids and eventually the comics themselves, so I'll always have a soft spot for the animated characterizations - but I also like the more mature tone of the comics. Starfire is my third-favorite DC character, and I'm a Dick/Kori shipper all the way. I prefer Dick Grayson as Nightwing, but I prefer Terra as she was in the cartoon (considering her original comic incarnation, no surprise, right?). I have to say I'm rather disappointed with Teen Titans Go! Sure, it's quite fun, and hilarious, but it has no plot, no continuity, no real character development...it's a mere shadow of the original series and frankly, that's just not what I want in a DC cartoon. Thus, I don't mind catching an occasional episode, but I won't make an effort to actually watch it. I still have very fond memories of the original Teen Titans, and I would love for some network to develop a really good, solidly-written, live-action TV series with the flavor of the Perez/Wolfman era.
Legion of Superheroes: This was - you guessed it - the third cartoon I followed. Legion of Superheroes succeeded Teen Titans on Saturday morning TV. Having learned my lesson with Teen Titans, I watched it before judging it, and I liked it. Now, this is a franchise that's really been shortchanged in modern times. Despite the facts that it: (1) was one of the first superhero teams in comics; (2) was revolutionary in that it was set in the far future; (3) was perhaps the most inclusive title in terms of having a fair number of characters of various gender, race, sexual orientation; and (4) it had an essential role in the origin of Superman - the Legion is almost unheard-of when compared to the Justice League, the Titans, or even the Justice Society. Even longtime DC fans may not know of them, simply because the Legion's peak was during the Silver Age, and they don't even have their own book at the moment, despite the Rebirth event. There's hope, though, since Saturn Girl appeared in the DC Universe: Rebirth oneshot issue, so fingers crossed that they'll be back eventually! That, and I would probably wish for a Legion of Superheroes TV series before a Teen Titans one. With the huge cast of characters and the futuristic setting, can you imagine the stories producers could tell with a franchise like the Legion? They could feature a whole new set of Legionnaires every season!
MY STORIES (those which I feel I need to elaborate on):
A Hero Prophecy Series: My take on a possible turn of events picking up at the Legion of Superheroes Season 2 finale. I'll be honest, I cringe a bit - okay, a lot - when I think of this, and even more on the extremely rare occasions when I actually read it. It was my first actual piece of fanfiction, and I was twelve when I wrote it. That's not to say that it's completely terrible, but my writing has improved by giant leaps and bounds since then, and I'm sure any author will agree that looking back on old stories sometimes makes you wonder what on earth you were doing/thinking writing that way. So, yeah, I'm not a big fan of this series because of the flaws that are obvious to me now - a plot that rather went overboard, stilted development, too much unjustified character torture, underdeveloped OC villain, plotholes, a rather weak integration of the fandoms, take your pick - but I still leave it on here because it's part of my journey as a writer, the first step that got me to where I am as an author today. Just don't judge my writing ability based on this series, yeah?
Stories (in chronological order):
Cross-Country Case: A CSI:NY/NCIS/NCIS:Los Angeles crossover trilogy, composed of the following stories:
Phone Calls: A series of loosely connected Transformers oneshots featuring Captain/Major/Colonel Lennox. Status: Posted, essentially discontinued.
Compilation of Knowledge: An ongoing collection of loosely connected Merlin fics set in the same mini-universe. Additional oneshots will be written and posted as and when I get the ideas and inspiration. The series will also (eventually) include a multi-chapter story called Knowledge of Friends. This one will take me a while to finish writing, as it involves a lot of introspection and getting into characters' heads (not always an easy thing to do) and accurate relation to actual episodes. Current stories are:
POTENTIAL STORIES (Note: As I've stated before, only a few of my story ideas actually make it to completion; thus, there is no guarantee that even those listed here will become full stories - these are simply the most likely candidates, but they are still subject to change - I tend to bite off more than I can chew when it comes to writing fanfiction. However, do not fear the "On hold" label - this merely means that I'm not currently actively working on these stories, not necessarily that they will be on hold forever):
Flashback (working title, may change later): DCAU crossover between Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans (Yes, I know TT isn't technically part of DCAU, but for the most part they fit really well together). Wally's days as Kid Flash, and as a Teen Titan, are behind him, buried under a double tragedy that left him bereft of both his uncle and the only girl he's ever loved. However, a mysterious message to the Watchtower leads him to reconnect with the Titans, and he discovers that Jinx is still alive, and needs his help. Meanwhile, his League teammates are along for the ride, and they learn things they never knew about their fastest member. Status: On hold.
The Place Where Magic Runs: A Chronicles of Narnia and Merlin crossover. While chasing the mysterious White Stag, Arthur and Merlin suddenly find themselves transported to a realm they've never heard of, but where magic runs free and unchecked in almost everything. Even more bizarrely, this 'Narnia' is ruled by not one, but four Kings and Queens, all of whom are younger than even Merlin himself. With no way to return to Camelot, adrift in a land alive with the force Arthur doesn't trust but Merlin loves, and faced daily with Talking Animals, magical creatures, and moving Trees, this was never going to be easy even without the unspeakably evil plot simmering to a boil in the darkest regions of Narnia. But there was a reason they were brought here, and Aslan isn't going to let them leave until both sides have learned what they're supposed to. Status: On hold.
Starfleet Academy: An ambitious foray into the world of Star Trek - the 2009 version, that is. This is meant to be a multi-chapter epic saga about the pre-Enterprise, Academy years - because I'm sure that the three years before the main plot of Star Trek 2009 were filled with their own share of adventure. There will be plenty of action, drama, character development, and world-building, but it will all be designed to fit in neatly with movie canon. I haven't finished it yet (obviously), but I estimate that this story will be somewhere in the vicinity of 100,000 or more words by the time it's complete - easily my biggest story yet. Status: On hold.
Argentum et Aurum: Massive, massive Harry Potter AU. That's all I'm going to say. Status: 120,000 words written, maybe 500,000 (very possible more) more to go.
Note: You see what I mean about biting off more than I can chew?
TALES OF DIAMOND EARTH
Overview: Probably my most ambitious project ever, Diamond Earth is the name I have given to the DC universe which I have modified to suit me. I call it Diamond Earth because a diamond has four sides, and I have incorporated elements from four different universes - cartoon, comic, movie, and TV - to create it. It will be the setting of many stories in fandoms such as Justice League, Teen Titans, and Legion of Superheroes. Diamond Earth was launched in 2012, and I'll probably be writing stories for it for years to come (I have so many ideas!), but there also tends to be long gaps between stories (sorry). It's a slow burn. The in-story timeline also starts in the year 2000, so it's rather outdated by now, but I can't retrospectively alter the dates without screwing up the timeline, so just think of it as an alternate Earth with superheroes and advanced tech in the 2000s (and really, isn't that the framework for all the comics anyway?). The Diamond Earth universe is currently split into two separate, but connected series of stories: the majority of the tales so far take place in the 21st century, but I've also written the first installment of the Legion of Superheroes' 31st century adventures.
Origins: Justice League/Teen Titans crossover. Detailing the birth of the Justice League and the Teen Titans, Origins explores the rise of the second generation of heroes, from legends like Superman and freelancers like J’onn J’onzz to successors of a legacy like Flash and new heroes like Green Lantern. At Earth’s hour of peril, these heroes band together to defeat the menace of the evil that plagues the planet, and in doing so, the foundation is laid for a new Age of Heroes. Status: Posted, completed.
Secrets of State: A Teen Titans story. Starfire’s origins are secret even from her own team, but when a group of Gordanian bounty hunters come to Earth and capture her, the Titans travel to Tamaran to rescue her. As they progress, bit by bit, they discover the truth of their teammate’s history, and learn that her secrets are wrapped in a deep, dark plot of political intrigue and alien mystery. Status: Posted, completed.
Joy to the World: A Diamond Earth Christmas anthology with chapters that feature various characters, major and minor, current or future. Set at Christmas 2002 in DE-verse, each chapter focuses on a different character and revolves around varying themes that all tie in somehow to that magical time of the year when everyone manages to forget their differences and reach out a helping hand. Status: Posted, completed.
Legacy: Justice League story. Wally West is the third speedster to be known as the Flash. Not only is he one of the Justice League's Original Seven, but his two predecessors were both well-respected heroes of the League's forerunner, the Justice Society. Thus, Wally has a great legacy to live up to - and it is one he is proud to have. However, as he faces a foe who matches his speed in every aspect for the first time, this same legacy might just be his ultimate downfall. Status: Posted, completed.
Faster Than Light: Oneshot tie-in to Legacy, following Barry Allen's POV during Chapter 14 of the story.
The Witch's Brew: Justice League story. Years ago, Giovanni Zatara vanished without a trace. His daughter Zatanna attempted to find him, but she never could and was eventually forced to abandon the search. Now, though, a new piece of evidence has come to light, bringing with it the chance for Zatanna to finally locate her long-lost father. However, the question she may not want to contemplate is why he left in the first place. Status: Posted, completed.
Fall From Grace: Oneshot prequel to Brightest Day, Blackest Night. A single, shocking event sets into motion a series of further events that sees Hal Jordan, Thaal Sinestro, Hector Hammond, and Carol Ferris all on their own twisting paths, which will eventually come together in a devastating way. Status: Posted, completed.
Brightest Day, Blackest Night: Justice League story (could also be considered a Green Lantern story with JL characters given significant supporting roles and subplots). A staggering betrayal within the Green Lantern Corps leads to the near-destruction of Oa and the disarray of the greatest peacekeepers in the galaxy. In the aftermath of the tragedy on Oa, Earth's Green Lantern Hal Jordan struggles to cope with a devastating series of events. The breakdown of his relationship with Carol, the appearance of a mysterious new meta-being, the behind-the-scenes machinations of both an old acquaintance and an unknown enemy, and the death of a friend all cause Hal's life to spiral increasingly out of control. Green Lanterns have great strength of will, but there's only so much that one man can take before he breaks. Status: Posting.
Knights of the Future: First Diamond Earth Legion of Superheroes story, introducing the in-universe 31st-century timeline and an adventurous twist on the classic Legion origin story. What if Rokk Krinn, Imra Ardeen, and Garth Ranzz didn't meet in space saving R.J. Brande, but on Earth in the most mundane-turned-extraordinary circumstances? What if was a different assassination attempt at a public event in New Metropolis that drew them together? The journey is different but the destination is the same: R.J. Brande still waits for them at the end of the road, they are still three people of very different backgrounds whom the fates have seen fit to push together, and they are still the beginning of a majestic group of individuals united towards a common goal: championing justice like the knights of old. Status: Posted, completed.
Chiaroscuro (title may change): The next Legion of Superheroes story, picking up almost immediately after Knights of the Future. Chiaroscuro will span four years in-story, have multiple story arcs, and chronicle how the Legion grew from the small original group to the team we all know and love. Status: In preliminary stages.