Author has written 10 stories for Star Wars, Thor, Avengers, Doctor Who, and Sherlock.
Actually first, can I just say, Loki plus Thor = Nutella plus Jif.
There. I said it. On with it then...
Okay, first of all, for whoever chooses to visit my profile, there are a few things you should know. As I am not one for giving out information for the world to know, I will nevertheless provide you with some insight.
Secondly, this is a bio, and if anyone actually takes the time to read it, I believe in letting the reader know what they are getting if they choose to read any of my works, that way you won't be unpleasantly surprised by... y'know, stuff.
It would be fair to warn you, before I go any farther, that one of my worst traits is my tendency to ramble, and then change subjects rather suddenly. Sometimes it can be a gift. Most of the time, it's just annoying. Bear with me.
Gender. Take a guess...
Age: I am younger than more than half of you pretend to be, and older than less than half of you think you ought to be. (hehe, figure that suckers!)
Special Traits: Speak Sindarin, spanish, greek, Can ride a horse, (Am not an LOTR Fanatic. However, LOTR fanaticism is characterized by being able to speak both dialects of elvish, hosting your own website, and being able to master all 85,000 levels of the computer game.)
I may qualify, however, for LOTR IDD, (Lord of the Rings Induced Depression Disorder) a completely fictional but somehow compatible psychological disorder which comes by subjecting oneself to overdoses of depressing scenes from Lord of the Rings. (Very similar to SW IDD)
As of late, however, I also possibly qualify for Marvel IDD (Not to be confused with Loki IDD, which is completely different. Which I may or may not also display characteristics of.) Backs away holding a pen threateningly...
So! Here the what zits and howzwhys:
I do not read slash. I do not write slash. End of conversation. You're not going to find it here, so, if you're looking for it, err, go someplace else. Or stay, because there's lots of great stuff around! That being said, you're pretty safe with my favorites list too, for the most part. I don't read M-rated stuff, obviously, so you can count on that!
On the other hand, you may or may not find some bromance. Which may or may not involve some of the Avengers. *COUGH-Thor-COUGH*.
I'll go for anything that is unique, creative, and if I can see where the author took time with the story. So much of fanfiction is the author's imagination running wild, and you can tell when they don't take real time to develop their story and their characters or where a story is purely emotion and no plot, or vice versa. I've liked stories I never thought I could simply because of the time and care the author took to make the reader love the character and become truly interested in their destiny. As a Christian, I also appreciate a certain understanding of principles that are geared toward making a reader think, rather than merely entertaining them. I enjoy working a little bit when I reader, and that usually means that the author spent a certain amount of time working out where the story was going, and what, exactly they were rooting it in. I'm telling you, as a reader and a writer, rooting your story in universal principles makes a HUGE difference in how it is perceived by the audience, whether said audience is aware of what the author is doing or not. Don't ask me how it works. It does.
So! If you are a reader who is looking for some quality work that is a bit above average for this end of the internet, take some from me! I try and keep a clean profile, have several varied fandoms, (Although as of late, I can't seem to get away from a certain god of mischief, his exuberant brother and their flock of colorful shield kin. ;)
Anything by Alydia Rackham.
Because, well, frankly, she's the best.
At least in this fandom, I cannot speak for the fandoms I do not frequent, obviously. (Note: Harry Potter)
What I can say is this: Reader, Beware. Once you start on her work with a genuine open-minded attitude, Original or fanfic, you will be hooked and you won't be able to get back out. You won't just see that crumbling, rocky mountain, tesseract flashing ominous, hard armor glinting, and blades singing… your bruised arms will complain, your head will pound with the concussed noise, your heart will pound as you are rushed through the fabric of time and space, you might not even make it out before...
Imagery is key with her stories and you can take this to the bank: On this website, you will not find a more cinematic author. Show me another, if you dare.
And most of all, if you're looking for a good time, a great, fulfilling story, and a happy ending (mostly!) than you can't go wrong with Captain Rackham. Her Lokistone Saga is Loki/Jane centric, but before you leave… I insist. Give it a shot. On that note, I really don't go for romance plots. Never have, and rarely will. IMHO, the less the better, because so few people can actually write good romance. Alydia Rackham CAN DO IT. And do it very well. Hers the most beautifully written, richly woven stories I've read. If you're looking for simply good writing, that makes you feel happy inside, and actually have a pretty good mapped out plot, these stories are a good place to start. HOWEVER...
IF YOU READ ALYDIA RACKHAM'S THOR/AVENGERS WORK, YOU MUST. YOU MUST. YOU MUST. NOT. UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. READ THEM OUT OF ORDER.
THIS IS THE FANFICTION POLICE. IF THE JOURNEY BEGINS, IT MUST BEGIN HERE:
Mother's Day. Shard. Two Little Boys. The Nightingale. Splinters of Stars. LOKI. Fallen Star. Brother Avengers. The Lokistone. Aurora. Gifts. The Keyhole. Wishing Well. A Prince of Asgard. Frozen Heart. (Read Splinters of Stars again in between chapters 7 & 8 of Frozen Heart. Excellent refresher, and rather necessary.) The Language of Flowers.
ALSO: Create a Playlist of the songs for each chapter beforehand.
Trust me. The work shall be worth it. The effect in invaluable, and can never be regained if read without the first time.
Okay. Got it? Good. If you read them out of order, the Fanfiction police will come. We will find you. And delete all the stories on your favorites list, change your password, and alter your username to xxEdwardBellaxx.
And if you want something original, try Rackham's novels on Amazon or Lulu! She's got quite a collection!
So! If that's not your cup of tea and you're looking for just a nice, plausible story, that actually could make a good plausible sequel to the films, read No Such Liberty, by xparrot. It is told from Thor's point of view, which is actually rare, and gives a quality of insight into his character that few others have done.
And while I'm at it, let me just say that bromance is the best. This is one of the thing I love about the Avengers. There are so many goofy niche's to explore, and let's not even get started on Thor and Loki, who probably have the most explored (and most enjoyable to write!) bromances in the history of film bromances. Well, besides Shawn Spencer and Burton Guster, a la Psych, but that is neither here nor there. C'mon, son.
Not my thing. I don't judge any person by what they read or write, I just stay away from it because of personal beliefs.
Anything by Lady Charity. If you want to cry, have your heart ripped out, and then feel warm and fuzzy inside repeatedly, while simultaneously enjoying a great and well thought out plot, read Syrgja. And We Fall, And We Rise is, quite possibly, the most hopeful intro to the lovely Au where Loki fails to fall that I've seen. It's kind of a what-if story, but it ties off leaving you with this feeling of immense hope. It's not too long, only 6 chapters, but incredibly well done. I won't spoil it, but if you've ever asked yourself, "What would have had to happen for Loki not to caterwaul towards darkness?" then you have to read this story.
And on that note, her story 'To Sleep Perchance to Dream" (nice Hamlet reference!) IS. AMAZING. This is one only 4 stories on Fanfiction that I've cried while reading. The others are the future mentioned 'Faith', 'Esau and jacob say their goodbyes', also by Lady Charity! (Not gonna lie. You will definitely cry on that one. Sorry) and Frozen Heart, by Alydia Rackham.Lady Charity is such an visceral writer! READ IT AND WEEP.
Also 'Drown', by Ordis, which probably has the most reviews of any story in this fandom. It's tied with Syrgja for epicness. And the plot is VERY well done. Very, very rarely can you have an author that combine character development, and emotive action with an amazing plot. Drown's plot is slightly reminiscent of a criminal thriller, whereas Srygja is more... Marvelized.
Anything/Everything by Shy Snootles. She is the ultimate inspiration for my writing in any fandom, mainly Star Wars and Thor/Avengers. If you think you've read stories with feels, you haven't. Even though we have different fandoms Her SW works focus on the relationship between Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker and Luke. Does it get a bit emotionally dramatic? Yes. If that's not your thing, it's okay: What makes it great is that the authoress understand the reason behind the emotional pain, and that makes the stories very fulfilling.
Faith - Shy Snootles This story is the one that got me hooked on more emotional writing and is also my most favoritist story ever. Even if you aren't a SW fan, READ IT. IT'S AMAZING. If you think some of the stories between Thor and Loki are intense, you should read this.
Exactly The Way I Planned by Shy Snootles. Can I just say, I HATE HATE HATE George Lucas? This is how Return of the Jedi SHOULD HAVE ENDED. THE END. IT'S OVER. FEEEEEELS!!!! Best. Ending. EVER. (I might petition her to rename it, Why Fanfiction Exists.)
Like random fandom one shots? Here ya go!
Propriety, by TheThirdMarauder. All I can say about this story is: LOL OBVIOUSLY. Loki, for all your belief in your schemes and ability to manipulate, you have a glass head.
In the same style, There May Be Better Brothers by Min Daae, also a wonderful author. This story is in short, superb, and so very very very in character movie verse! I SO wish this would've/will happen in the movie/later film.
Beneath the Moon, by Ithilien Archer. Short, Sweet oneshot between Boromir and Faramir. On that note, I could watch a 4 hour LOTR film on JUST those two brothers. Also Transition, by Sue. Faramir's death, from Boromir's perspective. Beautiful.
Random Kid!Thor & Kid!Loki stories that may or may not involve them setting havoc loose on Asgard? (Adolescent Asgardians can be a… handful. Just ask Odin. then Loki's Pranks, by I'veBeenLoki'dYetAgain is for you!
And if you are a Sherlock fan, ANY stories by KCS or chappysmom.
Avengers of the Ring by Dr. Manhattan.I'm serious. I might be fandom biased, but this is singelhandedly the best, most well written, and developed crossover I've read anywhere in any fandom.
'Where your heart is, there your treasure is also.' Jesus
'He is no fool who gives that which he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.' Jim Elliot
"Tell me how he died."
"I will tell you how he lived." -The Last Samurai
"I'm so afraid. Give me the courage to die well." William Wallace's Prayer (Braveheart, (1995)
I Don't Want to Lose Heart! I Want to BELIEVE! As He does…" Robert the Bruce, to his father, (Braveheart)
"I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something."
"What's he that wishes so? My cousin Westmoreland? … (This whole speech)…
…Old men forget, yet all shall be forgot. But we in it shall be remembered.
We happy few.
We Band of Brothers.
For he today who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother, be he ne'er so vile. This day shall gentle his condition. And gentlemen in England now abed shall think themselves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks that fought with us upon St. Crispin's day!" Henry V, Henry V, by William Shakespeare.
ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH DEAR FRIENDS, ONCE MORE!! (If you don't really like Shakespeare, Type that phrase into youtube with Tom Hiddleston, and click the video of him performing in plainclothes on a Tv Show. Watch as your mind is miraculously changed. :P )
"What happened at Thermopyle?"
"Dead to the last man."
they grin* Capt. Algren and Katsumoto, The Last Samurai
"...and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly, it's the honest ones you want to watch out for because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly... stupid." -Jack Sparrow
"MELTED CHEESE!" - My friend
"Ah... Shakespeare in the park? DOTH MOTHER KNOW YOU WEARETH HER DRAPES?" - Ironman/Tony Stark.
"I am Loki, of Asgard, and I am burdened with glorious purpose." Loki, The Avengers
"I am Loki, of Asgard, and I am burdened with a glorious props department." Tom Hiddelston http://www.whosay.com/twhiddleston/photos/223736
Actually, Loki/Tom Hiddleston could say pretty much anything and make it on the list. :P There is far too much to list here, I'm afraid.
The Last Samurai (2003), The Hollow Crown (2012), The Avengers (2012), LOTR (Movie) and book, sometimes. When I feel like it., Amazing Grace (2006), Thor (2011), Star Wars!, Phantom of the Opera (2004), Pride & Prejudice (2005), King Arthur (2004), Braveheart (1995), Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-2012), Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), War Horse (2011), Star Trek (2009), Peter Pan (2003), Tangled (2010), The Bourne Series (2002-2012), Thor 2 (2013) Captain America (2011/2013), Snow White and the Huntsman (2011), Ice Age, Most of Disney. Sherlock (2011-2012) Doctor Who (2005-2013)
LOKI'D by Tom Hiddleston and Josh Horowitz at MTV. If you haven't seen it, go to MTVsplashpage NOW and watch it.
Loki. … if you need exposition, you shouldn't be on this site.
Faramir (Kungfu Jedi then makes a mad dash for her pen and hurriedly writes out several... unsavory sentences describing Denethor.)
Boromir (Go Gondor!)
Thor. (Yes, I am a Loki fan, but I do love Thor as well. Liking Loki without Thor is kinda like loving Chocolate without Peanut Butter. Or Chocolate without chocolate. Or Cookies without milk. Doesn't work.)
Lokane. As in the Loki/Jane Pairing. Rhymes with Cocaine. Do you need to know why?
Sherlock. Yes. I am a Sherlock fan. Also of anything with Benedict Cumberbatch in it. Or other British actors. In fact, All British actors. Speaking of that, Why are all these american movies man with all American actors... and a british bad guy? (And just because I am going random british right now, why is is so hard to see Sean Bean live in a movie? I mean really. As a good guy. And Live. Is it really that much of a challenge for you?)
Tom Hiddleston. Besides the obvious reasons... It's so refreshing to see a celebrity who is just so... non-celebrityish.
The Doctor. Because reasons.
Elves. Blonde. Beautiful. Tall. Dark. Handsome. Immortal. Historians. Beautiful Singing voice. Look Nothing Like Edward Cullen.
Darth Vader (It's the cape, isn't it?)
Anakin ... why? WHY??
Aragorn (King of the hill, top of the mountain. Tall, dark, and ruggedly handsome, can track anything that makes a track and some that can't, has the most beautiful girl in middle earth, aaaannnd... he's king. What more can you want?
Legolas. Okay, lets face it. Any guy with blonde hair, blue eyes, ambidextrous, and can shoot a 180 pound bow, and send an arrow on said bow half a mile, (not to mention the horsemanship skills) kind of gets my attention...) Hawkeye... I'm sorry. I still vote Legolas. But if it makes you feel better, ONLY because he's had 2,930 years of practice. (He's 2,931, but I don't care. If he can shoot that well, he's definitely been doing it since before he could walk.)
British Actors. Who no matter which way you put, inevitably end up with the role of the villain. Brits made good bad guys any way you roll it. Wanna make your average dude better? Give him a british accent.
Sam Gamgee 'cause he's the bravest, littlest guy with a sword I've ever seen...
Alydia Rackham Novels.
The Phantom (Then again, who doesn't like Gerard Butler in a black cape, with a sword, and singing?)
Minas Tirith (Would totally make the wickedest skateboarding park in the World.)
Also, I'm pretty sure I put Chocolate and Tom Hiddleston on this list, but just in case I forgot, here it is again.
The fictional Western movie where Sean Bean, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Clive Owen, Ioan Gruffod, Benedict Cumberbath, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Keira Knightly, Jeremy Irons, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Ewan McGregor, Chris Evans, and Robert Downy Jr star as heroes, villains, and sidekicks, and make up an "Avengers" team in the wild west.
Slash. Don't read it, Don't write it. So if you're looking for it... um, go someplace else. :) Or stay. because there's still some good stories here.
Excessive bad language, especially if it's overused. (in movies and in writing). Many a good plot/story has been soured by overuse of rough language.
Steven Moffat. Evil.
The fact that the Doctor didn't show up in The Avengers.
Facebook. Has it's uses, but the idea of posting things about yourself and your life when everyone else is doing the same thing and not really caring about anyone else's profile just seems kind of... pointless.
Religious movies. Gah. I am a Christian and most movies with a religious theme start out pretty good, but they tend to get fake and sappy. I love using spiritual christian and philosophical themes in my stories to give them a sense of depth, but once it gets to 'religious', I gotta put the bar down. A good NOT example of this is the 2007 film Amazing Grace about William Wilberforce and the slave trade in Britain in the late 1700's. This is one of my top three favorite films of all time. It is wonderfully and potently magnificent and inspiring, angsty and heroic. It's one of those where you cry with him, laugh with him, struggle with him, and share his triumph. Ioan Gruffud and Benedict Cumberbatch make it doubly enjoyable. :)
Liberals. Or people who suffer from PLOCS- Perpetual Lack Of Common Sense, also known as the disease Liberalpox. (Latin: Hatus Glennbeckus)
Palpatine. Poopertine, Paupertine, Palpsy, Puckertine Porksatine, Paupertino, Palpsypie... among others...
Brendan Fraser. L-A-M-E
Nicolas Cage. Doubly Lame
Non-canon romance. (most of the time)
Any and all things Twilight.
Denethor. Affectionately named by yours truly as "Dennis the Menace". Heartbreaking (censored!) jerk.
So! There is it. In a not so nutty nutshell. Forget me, and read on! Be inspired! And never stop looking for that shining candle in even the dustiest and darkest of corner closets. :)
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