Author has written 25 stories for Coraline, Bible, Chronicles of Narnia, Twilight, Divergent Trilogy, Across the Universe, Beth Revis, Misc. Books, and Inkheart.
Every person who has seen Dawn Treader needs to watch this. (vimeo.com/19443414) Whether you hated the movie, loved the movie, bookverser, movieverser, old fan, new fan, doesn't matter. You. Need. To. Watch. This.
Hi! I'm Calyn. I've been Calyn since I joined and will continue to be Calyn for the foreseeable future.
I have a LiveJournal that I use to host extra story info, to keep my profile under control. When you see me say "on my LJ, post 12345" or "LJ 12345" or somesuch, that means to plug the numbers in place of the Xs in this link: cal-yn.livejournal.com/XXXXX.html (It is in desperate need of a cleanup, so I highly recommend not exploring it beyond the pages I link to.)
I know Latin! Please feel free to PM me for help. I'll do my best to provide a real, accurate translation, with proper grammar and vocabulary and everything. At the very least it will be genuine, translatable Latin, even if not quite proper grammar. (When people use Google Translate for their Latin, I do notice and I do point it out. I do that. Quod ego. Amo. Latinam.)
When you see the abbreviation "DU", that stands for my personal and primary Narnian universe, the Darkness Universe. It is essentially bookverse plus Ailena.
90% of writing is rewriting. 99% of mine is done in my head. I plan my serious, comprehensive universes for literally years before writing them down, because I'd rather work out all the kinks first (if possible) than edit the story five million times after writing it. My oldest proper OC, Ailena Elythe of Narnia, was originally created in Aug/Sept of 2006, and I'm still working out her whole story.
Katerina Alambiel is a Mary Sue.
Art I once did for TempduLoupe's Creating Atlantis (katieline.deviantart.com/gallery/38620796/Creating-Atlantis-art), which I am still decently happy with even the the story is HORRIBLE.
I am female.
I am most likely older than you.
I am Catholic. What I do and do not write will reflect this.
I use the inclusive masculine whenever possible.
I believe adaptations of media should change exactly as much as absolutely necessary, and not a single whit more.
I believe "canon" is strictly limited to the source material. Any supplemental material (e.g. Fantastic Beasts, Twilight Illustrated Guide, etc) or Word of Author (e.g. "Draco married Astoria Greengrass") is fanon. The only exception I make to this rule is the Narnia timeline.
A basic list of pairings I ship and anti-ship can be found on my LJ at post 28864.
Fandoms for which I am currently mindwriting/planning fanfics or spitefics:
I have a lot of ideas.
PAIRINGS: THE SLASH VS. THE AMPERSAND
Once upon a time, someone somewhere realized that while the forward slash has a decades-long history of being used in fanfiction to denote romantic pairings, there was no corresponding symbol to denote platonic relationships. And they did not like this.
Enter the ampersand (&).
I'm a fan. Therefore, you'll see me use Alice/Bob to indicate a romantic relationship, and Alice&Bob to indicate a platonic one.
THE FIX-IT FILES (FIF) (various fandoms)
The Fix-it Files are spitefics, fanfics that are written not out of love but out of spite. They vary in length. Generally they happen when a book has a scene or ending that is such patent bullcrap that I feel a burning desire to fix. It. NOW. They are frequently "crappy but cathartic", which is code for "not the best writing but LET ME EXPRESS MY FEELINGS."
Some of the fic/chapter titles are directly based on the book title.
FIF 1: Less Than Three, AU scene (Across the Universe, Beth Revis)
THE CCDE (various fandoms)
The CCDE fics were originally a subset of the Fix-it Files, but I thought it prudent to separate them into their own series. Essentially, they are exactly the same as the FIF—spitefics inspired by a desire to fix bullcrap plots, written purely for catharsis with little regard for quality—but where the FIF occur entirely in-universe, the CCDE fics involve a good deal of fourth-wall breaking and a connected backstory.
The CCDE is the Confederation of Crappy Denouement Eliminators. It is the sister organization of the CCD, the Coalition of Canon Defenders. The CCD are my own brand of Sue Hunters that deal with issues in fanfic. The CCDE, by contrast, deal with analogous issues in published fiction. They share many similarities with each other, and officers may cross over from time to time.
CCDE fics occur chronologically in the indicated order and may contain references to previous installments that are not yet posted.
CCDE 1: Venient Vengeance, WIP, sequel (Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn)
THE NARNIAN CREED (c. Paul Ford, 1980)
I believe in the Emperor-beyond-the-Sea who has put within time the Deep Magic, and, before all time, the Deeper Magic.
I believe in his Son Aslan who sang into being all the worlds and all that they contain: Talking Beasts and humans, dumb animals and shining spirits. And I believe that Aslan was a true beast, the king of beasts, a Lion; that for Edmund, a traitor because of his desire for Turkish Delight, he gave himself into the power of the White Witch, who satisfied the requirements of the Deep Magic by killing him most horribly. At the dawn following that darkest, coldest night, he was restored to full life by the Deeper Magic, cracking the Stone Table and, from that moment, setting death to work backwards. He exulted in his new life and went off to rescue all those who had been turned into stone by the Witch's wand and to deliver the whole land from everlasting winter. He will be behind all the stories of our lives; and, when it is time, he will appear again in our world to wind it up, calling all of his creatures whose hearts' desire it is to live "farther in and farther up" in his country which contains all real countries.
I believe that upon us all falls the breath of Aslan and that ours are the sweet waters of the Last Sea which enable us to look steadily at the sun. I believe that all who have thrilled or will thrill at the sound of Aslan's name are now our fellow voyagers and our fellow kings and queens; that all of us can be for ever free of our dragonish thoughts and actions; and that one day we will pass through the door of death into "Chapter One of the Great Story, which no one on earth has read; which goes on for ever; in which every chapter is better than the one before."
X percent of people [insert verb] [insert fact/situation/person] A. If you're part of the Y percent who think made-up statistics are silly, consider copypasting.
SOME INCOMPLETE-FIC PLANS
The Muse persists. It goes on living, though neglected, waiting for you to give it air or die without giving it utterance.
Top priority at the moment: FIF/CCDE
Azure, the oneshots: still planned, but very low priority.
Call Me Katie: still planned, low priority. Will include some revisions of Chapters 1-11 to make them less embarrassing for me. (Good Brassica, I was such a fanfic noob...) May be rewritten and reposted.
Dear Authors: complete revision planned, consolidating them into one long letter per character. Possible language skills spin-off called Siccus, as in the author of Caspian's grammar book. The next update will be an author's note saying something like "I have completely rewritten this story and will begin posting the rewrite soon, so I will be deleting this version very soon."
Sunshine: under severe revision, not because some people have read it with gutter brains (love is not always sexual, srsly guys I should not have to say this, insert rant about society here) but because the whole Sun Series universe has changed pretty significantly since I wrote this. Next update will be like the next Dear Authors update, "have revised, reposting soon, deleting soon". Original will be archived offsite along with its incomplete sequel, written before the universe changed.
The Road I'm On: still planned, but low priority.
untitled: at least one chapter planned, or an addition to the current one, mostly because I'd like to describe the character more.
Father of Aslan, lead me