Author has written 12 stories for Family Guy, and Harry Potter.
Hi, there! I appreciate you stopping by. I'm TourmalineTrue, and this is where you can find all of my stories, as well as learn a little more about me.
In all honesty, mostly every fic you find on here will be quite old, and I don't see that changing. I made this account when I first became a huge fan of Family Guy and the Brewie ship. I was in college and between all the studying and whatnot, I needed an outlet for my creativity. And, yes, my enthusiasm for this show and the characters of Brian and Stewie. It was my first time posting fic up on the interwebs, and it was also the first time I'd finished writing a story since middle school. For this reason, I credit Family Guy and FFN (as well as Livejournal, which I was on for a time) for reigniting my love of writing and really, really improving my confidence and skill as a writer. I think this is why fanfiction as a medium is so important, because it's how many develop their love for writing.
During my most active period on FFN, I churned out more writing than I ever had before, and I was deeply in love with my fandoms. I needed that. It was a difficult time in my life, and being a passionate fangirl and a passionate writer kept me going. I started talking to some people I met in fan communities and formed friendships- none stronger than the one I formed with another fanfic writer who would eventually become my boyfriend and who is currently my fiance. In a few months, he will be my husband. And I owe it all to Family Guy, as bizarre as that may sound.
Then my fic updates became less and less frequent. I fell into a period of inactivity. I started writing original poetry and fiction more often. There's now been, as far as you all are concerned, an extensive period of inactivity for me posting fic. I will sometimes collaborate on my fiance's stories, and I've written some fic under different pennames, for different fandoms. But I feel myself changing. And plain and simple, I don't really have a desire to be part of the fandom lifestyle anymore.
I'm still a fan of things. I still enjoy Family Guy and Harry Potter and everything else. I'm just not as rabidly addicted anymore, and with that comes a decreased drive to keep working on my fanfiction. All in all, I guess you could say that I'm moving on, but maybe not entirely. I don't know, guys. If you've read this far, I guess I owe it to open up to you. I remember watching the new episodes and overanalyzing every little Brewie hint. I remember having discussions with people over the tiniest details relating to the shows I loved, and talking about all the wish-fulfullment I wanted to see done, wouldn't it be great if this character did this or that, or this song on the radio reminded me of my OTP. I remember walking on a cloud after an episode I especially liked and I remember gnashing my teeth over a plot element I despised. I remember the agony and the ecstasy. I remember what it was like to really and sincerely fan from the bottom of my heart. It just doesn't feel like me anymore. I enjoy things differently lately. And in a way, I miss being an active member of a fandom, who knows everyone on FFN or LJ or AO3 or Deviantart who ships what I ship and enjoys that sense of community and churns out fanworks and gets supported for it and supports others in turn. But I can't force that feeling to come back and so I'm not going to try.
This isn't a farewell message, mind you. Just an admission that something you could be waiting to get finished might never get finished, and an explanation as to why. I always used to give the standard excuse of "I've been busy." Well, I'm busy, but not that busy. The truth is, if I'm not working on something, I'm not in the mood. But I'm not ruling out the possibility of posting new material on here eventually and intermittently. I just don't see myself ever posting regularly again.
I will always and forever be grateful for any past and future support my fics might receive on here. Thanks for reading, and take care.
Brian x Stewie, aka, "Brewie" (Family Guy)
Snape x Harry, aka, "Snarry" (Harry Potter)
Jessie x James, aka, "rocketshipping" (Pokemon)
Burns x Smithers (The Simpsons)
Blair x Chuck, aka, "Chair" (Gossip Girl) This is my big one, although I'm not nearly as put off by "Dair" (Dan x Blair, Gossip Girl) as many other GG fans are.
Penny x Sheldon, aka, "Shenny" (The Big Bang Theory)