Author has written 41 stories for Thunderbirds, and Infernal Devices, Cassandra Clare.
Okay... So, my name is Pyre, and I'm an early-20s uni student from the Land Down Under.
I love writing, as well as drawing and playing guitar, and I'm rather addicted to coffee and chocolate. I love summer storms, autumn leaves and the overwhelming amazingness of words in general. :D
I write Thunderbirds at present, with one standalone fic from the Infernal Devices fandom (see below), but I eventually hope to branch out into other fandoms; The Mortal Instruments, Harry Potter, Merlin and Crusoe to mention a few.
Saying that, I should probably also add that I am primarily a movie-verse writer in my chosen archive, and thus have created my own back-story for the Tracy boys, which is both similar and quite different to those in the original television series. It is also slightly AU, as the Bound Series has progressed, due to the details that were overlooked in the *horrendous* 2004 movie. I have a bad habit of trying to fix things, sometimes to my detriment. :P Please don't hesitate to ask me questions to clear up any confusion that might arise. I am also extremely into the new 2015 reboot of Thunderbirds, which aside from some issues, is seriously a brilliant interpretation of the original series, very exciting to see all the new fics that result from this, the ones that have popped up so far are AMAZING!
I also love to do 'what if' scenarios, such as the inclusion of my sixth Tracy boy, Virgil's identical twin; Kent Slayton. Kent is an OC of my own creation. No use or inclusion of him in any fics may be used unless it is with my prior permission. I can be reached by PM on here, or via message on my social media pages, noted below. I love stories that break the fourth wall and include really rounded-out characters, or unusual takes on the original series. Some of my all-time Thunderbirds fusion/crossover-favourites are all the stories by Ryuuza Kochou, MathGirl, Loopstagirl and TB's LMC, and in mainstream; the epic Thunderbirds movie-verse fics by That Girl Six; 'He Is, They Are', 'Duct Tape and Sea Turtles' and 'Picnic', and all of Teobi, Louise Hargadon, Lenle.G, ArtisticRainey and Silver Bee's stories, all of which I have read an uncountable amount of times, and continually go back and read over. :)
Some of my most-loved archives include:
- Thunderbirds; TV (1965 & 2015 editions) and Movie-verse both - (Gerry Anderson/Carlton/Universal/Pukeko and co)
- Harry Potter Series - (JK Rowling)
- The Heir Series - (Cinda Williams Chima)
- The Infernal Devices Trilogy - (Cassandra Clare)
- The Mortal Instruments Series - (Cassandra Clare)
- Avatar - (James Cameron's film)
- Alex Rider - (Anthony Horowitz)
- Percy Jackson - (Rick Riordan)
- The Farseer/Tawny Man/The Fitz and the Fool Trilogies - (Robin Hobb)
- Laws of Magic - (Michael Pryor)
- Vampire Academy Series - (Richelle Mead)
- The Chronicles of Narnia - (C.S Lewis)
I have a segmented multi-chapter Thunderbirds fic in the works at the moment, the universe from which the majority of my one-shots originate. I have also begun to --as a side-project-- explore my AU movie world, with the fic Alea Iacta Est, as well as a number of short fics from both TV universes. These fics, unless specified, have absolutely no links with the Bound Arc (the name of my normal fic 'verse), but you might see a few similarities with characterisation. :) AIE won't be updated half as much as my original set of stories, but it is a work in progress.
My stories in those two film 'verses are grouped in terms of whether they are a one-shot, or a multi-story collection. They are also listed in reading order below, as well as in the story summaries themselves, which means that this profile is very long, but you’ll undoubtedly get confused if I didn’t do that. I know I do at times, and I’m the one that wrote them!!
A note on my writing:
My intention with writing in the movie universe - aside from creating a story, and making an attempt at portraying characters that I have an indelible link with, as well as honing my writing skills - is to in essence, 'fix up' the numerous technical, characterisation and storyline errors that occurred in the farce that was Thunderbirds 2004.
There are things that I did like about that film - not the least that it was my first real introduction to the concept of International Rescue and the Tracy boys, if grossly misinterpreted beyond the vague recollections I had of 90s reruns. I loved the updated depiction of the craft, the bright, colourful interpretation of Tracy Island, I adored the updates to the uniforms, and the incorporation of helmets and basic protective gear that the original series never had, and I also loved the fact that three actors that I had immense respect for, played three of the most iconic characters brought from the original series. However, as we know, there were a number of problems and issues that most certainly did not give any credence or indeed, any respect to that iconic original. The fact that we were stuck with three teenagers - one of whom never actually existed originally - and dumped into a world where those three unqualified, frankly spoiled children were apparently 'forced' to save the day, how they made no reference to Grandma, a force of nature and an important character in her own right and how characters were either de-aged and over-aged, quite frankly sucked. I hated how four of the brothers had barely any screen time other than being stuck up on a space station and made to flail helplessly, more or less, when IR is meant to have an agent's network that could have assisted them in exactly that sort of scenario. The fact that those Thunderbirds machines are able to be filmed, where in the original, utmost secrecy and the wiping of tapes were implemented, well, that was almost the worst part... Those are just the tip of the iceberg.
So yes, the 2004 movie is scorned by some people, and that is perfectly okay, but my aim is a writer is to find a way to solve the puzzle of those self-same issues, to create a reasonable, believable plot to repair some of the damage that the film created, to use my own original story to depict the Tracys in the way that I feel they should have been portrayed, how they should have been closely developed as a salute to the original series that started it all.
As a writer, I am a firm believer in writing what you want to write, using and manipulating the tools in front of you to work for you and create something that you are not only proud to have written, but that you would be happy to read yourself. This is a challenge that I set myself at the age of nineteen, and is still in the works, three years later. I have four other trilogies planned for this universe, both set before and after this one to round out the 'Bound-verse' as I have named it, in it's entirety, so in all likelihood I will still be here ten years from now, completing it to the extent I wish it to be, but I am enjoying every moment of it.
With that in mind, should you be willing to put aside your prejudices and begin to read my fanworks, I wish to tell you that I have altered some things with character appearances, some situations and references to the film in order to more fully translate into a believable fic, that also pays respect to the 60s original, as should have been done in the first place.
- Gordon, yes, has green eyes, Virgil hazel, and Scott blue-violet ones in these stories, which are a fan tweak of my own, recognising the differences between tv and that film, and therefore adding my own little touches. However, their hair colours are the same as the film, except for Gordon's - who having been very indignant at discovering they'd not gotten a redhead to play him, I refused to think of as anything but a ginger (damn you, Thunderbirds Are Go, though I do adore you for you your other improvements!) - you will learn the explanation for that in due time, taken in complete and utter wow-that's-awesome shamelessness from Darkhelmetj's fantastic Movie-verse fanfiction, The Winds of Advent. Scott still gets shot down in the Air Force - in accordance with the Bereznik references in the old Thunderbirds comics, though it is Afghanistan in my stories, due to the lack of information on said comics.
- Also, as in Original Series canon, as specified by Chris Bentley's The Complete Book of Thunderbirds, Gordy still has his hydrofoil accident, despite the younger ages (as sourced from Alex Pang's Thunderbirds: X-Ray Cross Sections - part of the official film merchandise released in 2004). In referring to this, as of March 2058, when this fic is set, Scott is twenty-five, John is twenty-two, Virgil is twenty, Gordon is eighteen and Alan (much as it irritates the life out of me) is fourteen. Tin-Tin is fifteen, and Fermat (ew), twelve. Explanations for my keeping in line with those movie-verse correlations are featured with further reasoning within this set of stories.
- I have also, with her permission, made subtle references to That Girl Six's backstory for Scott, which you will see if you also peruse my multiple oneshots with the tag 'Boundverse' in their summaries, which, yay, new readers! aside, I do recommend you look at for information's sake.
- I have adopted for Grandma, the fan-created moniker of 'Ruth', as there has never been a canonical name for her, and that beautifully rustic, reliable name suits her as well as any. My credit for that goes to the writer who first referred to her as such, although I cannot make a proper reference to them, as I am sadly unsure as to who they actually are... The same goes for the use of the Mercury Seven Astronauts' second names as correlating with the Tracys, as they were never actually given middle names. If anyone does know of either of these original sources, please feel free to enlighten me, because I would love to give credit where credit is due.
These are my stories in both movie universes so far, and this will be updated as each new fic is added, as well as any supplementary material I create.
The Bound Universe:
The Bound Series:
Bound: Part I - Bound
Bound: Part II - Determined
Bound: Part III - Fulcrum - In Progress
The Bound Series Official Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=FtO0bvtS2CA&feature=youtu.be
Bound-Verse Oneshots: (In chronological order)
For Jeff and Luce (a songfic, my own lyrics, and put to original music - if you wish to hear it, please PM me and I will be happy to forward you a copy)
Red Holly and Hot Cocoa
A Little Family
The Trip (More of a multi-chapter, but didn't fit in the categorisation. :D)
To the Stars
Pater Et Filii
On the Road
Down With the Weather
Something Like A Friend
Fire and Ice
Phoenix (can also be read as tv-verse)
Tremble (contains spoilers for Chapter 23 of Bound: Part II- Determined)
Breathe (contains spoilers for Chapter 31 Bound: Part II - Determined)
Threads in Time and Reminiscence
Glimpses Through the Veil (contains background spoilers for The Bound Series)
Alea Iacta Est Arc: (Movie AU-Verse)
In this universe, much of the universe's basic details are the same; post-film, circa 2059, with the events occurring including my OC Kent. (See above) More details will be revealed as the story progresses. The ages for the boys as of the beginning of that fic (on hiatus until I get it completed and start uploading again) are as follows: Scott twenty five, John twenty three, Virgil and Kent twenty one, Gordon nineteen and Alan fifteen. Tin-Tin is sixteen, and Fermat, thirteen.
Alea Iacta Est - In Progress
An Evening Photograph
Currently my TV-verse fics are sadly rather few and far-between, but now that I have successfully watched the bulk of the original episodes, I am confident that that list will slowly grow. As they are not a part of a 'universe' as yet, they will not be posted here but if you go down my fic list and read the summaries, you will be able to separate them from the movie-verse and Thunderbirds are Go ones quite easily, as they are either labelled as TV-verse, or are clearly labelled as being able to be read as either Original or TBAG categorisation.
Thunderbirds Are Go:
With the 2015 release of Thunderbirds Are Go, as a rebooted, 21st Century update of the original series, I have, like many others, been sparked muse-wise by the resurgence of the Tracys and the marvel that is International Rescue. This is much better than the film ever was, but still, it has its issues. While I can understand that some were necessary, such as the changing of Tin-Tin's name to 'Kayo' due to issues to do with Hergei's Tin Tin, I do not understand why they have changed the boys' hair colours, or refused to allow Grandma to have any sort of cooking skills whatsoever, so therefore, while I will leave notes in the beginning of each of my stories if something is changed that is different from the series, I will state here that Grandma 'Ruth' Tracy will always be able to cook for her grandsons, because otherwise they would have all died from malnutrition by now.
However, other than that I truly adore the new incarnation of our boys, how even though Scott is frighteningly reckless and a little overly gung-ho and slightly dangerous (see Pride Goeth in my story list for my take on that behaviour), they've "breathed life" into the fandom, to quote my friend Teobi, and I am absolutely adoring all the new fics that have resulted. I am yet to create a fanon universe for it, but my sole existing fic for TBAG (or Tea-bag, lol) is named below, because I am quite positive that more will closely follow it.
Pride Goeth - (Contains spoilers for Thunderbirds Are Go Episodes 1: Ring of Fire (Part 2), and 4: Crosscut.
A note on my fandom involvement and expectations on your conduct within and regarding my stories:
I completely feed off of comments/reviews, so don't be afraid to let me know what you think, either with grammar, flow, 'isms' or characterisation, but I will say right here and now that I do not tolerate flaming in the slightest. Constructive criticism on how I can improve; yes, unwarranted abuse of how I have incorrectly portrayed your perception of the character/series; no. I would also very much appreciate if you were to contact me before placing any of them into any archive, or on any sites other than this one.
Thank-you for your cooperation. :)
The following links are various sites that are affiliated with this account, I highly encourage you to check them out:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Darkflames-Pyre/121257984713080 - Keeps a running commentary on my fanfiction wanderings, with pictures, updates and musings on characters and writing.
http://twitter.com/darkflames_pyre - My Twitter account, catalogues my story updates and musings on writing and fandom.
writerdarkflamespyre.tumblr.com - As above.
darkflames-pyre.livejournal.com - (Updated concurrently with my Facebook page and my Twitter, mostly just my story updates so you don't have to rely entirely on the sometimes-faulty email alert system on here)
darkflamespyre.deviantart.com -This is where you’ll be able to find all my fan drawings together in the one place, which will one day be linked to the website I’m currently developing. That will eventually have all my stories, drawings and songs archived together with the designing all done myself. Yay design course!!
Jae & Elle - Collab Fanfics - My joint account with LexietFive, with whom I am writing a crossover story for Thunderbirds and The Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare, currently a work in progress.
I am also a follower of the community over at Livejournal, created by my friend, Loopstagirl, who is a large part of the Thunderbirds fandom, and one of my idols for TB writing. You can find the site here at: thunderbirdsfan.livejournal.com It's looking to be really interesting. :)
So. If you have slogged your way through this essay, an extremely heartfelt thank-you, and whether you do choose to read my stories or not, I appreciate the time you have given me. If you do honour me by continuing on, please feel free to contact me with any errors and/or discrepancies you find, because aside from chapter five onwards of Part III - Fulcrum, and the majority of my oneshots, all stories published prior to the date of the posting of Pride Goeth are unbetaed. I hope you enjoy my universes as much as I have enjoyed creating them. I look forward to hearing from you, but most of all, thank you for taking the time to read my stories. It is extremely humbling.
Yours in love of Tracys, writing, and fandoming,