Author has written 2 stories for Alex Rider, and Winx Club.
A New Reality:This is a Winx Club, Season 1 rewrite, cowritten with PierceTheVeils. A benefit of using AO3 is that I get to add pictures!
Fanfiction.net Link (on PTV's Profile)
Sneaking Out: The prequel to A New Reality, in Musa's point of view. Also on this site, at the bottom of the page!
Hey, it's me. I got my name from Shakespeare's Othello. I've been a reader here for what seems like all my life. Anyway, I will tell you:
I'm a high-school-aged American girl, living in the Southeast. I write a lot but almost none of it gets posted here because most of it isn't any good. I've only been writing seriously for about five years, so I'm not worried. There's time to develop. As for the people who are seventeen and eighteen and already posting up richly imagined, detailed stories: I'm in awe, seriously.
I like to think about history and the things that would have happened if just a few things had changed. I like the 1920s especially for their hedonism and their surprising tolerance mixed with shocking discrimination. I love the characters of that age, too - Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, Bugsy Siegel, Gary Cooper, Tallulah Bankhead, Marlene Dietrich...oh God, I can't. Fantasy is where my heart is, though, especially combined with sci-fi elements. I love the idea of magic, of universe-building, breaking laws of nature that react with magic in mysterious ways! I find the mundane exciting, I guess: how does this influence that politically, historically, blah blah blah.
I wrote my first story when I was six years old. This story happened to be a fanfiction. It's fate that I'm here, then, isn't it?
My favorite fandoms are Worm (Wildbow's parahumans), Harry Potter, A Song of Ice and Fire, Lackadaisy Cats, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra, Bloody Jack, Winx Club, Alex Rider, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I refuse to read any Twilight fanfiction except for Luminosity by Alicorn.
I have written several thousand pages of stories, about one-third of which were good. I have written for The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, Alex Rider, Lackadaisy, Bloody Jack, Legend of Korra, Twilight, Life of Pi and so many other fandoms, but you will only see a little bit here (and be glad, because my old stuff is so bad it's painful).
Therewill be no bashing of female/male characters on this page, and I refuse to write off a canon character as a Mary-Sue (and then forget about them) simply because I dislike her or am jealous. I will try to give a sensitive interpretation to every character I write for.
My definition of Mary-Sue is this: a character who is talented so far above and beyond the capabilities of the other characters as to make them superfluous and to interfere with the narrative. This is an issue with realism, and not an issue with the characters, and so we should take this up politely with the writer if we see a problem.
Note: Since these issues are subjective, seeing signs of a Mary-Sue and outing a character as one doesn't make them one. They only are when the author wrote them with the intention of not giving them any flaws – or what they think of as flaws.
Mary–Sues come out of a need for self-fulfilment, and manifest in the form of idealized versions of the author, usually. They usually are created by young writers who don't yet know how to create unique characters. The best thing you can do to help is take the issue up politely, calmly and helpfully, giving tips. If they don't listen, then feel free to do whatever you can to get them off the website – they'll probably leave anyway, when they grow bored with their shallow characters.
Man, Edward can go die in deep space (or at least go to several sessions of therapy.) I will gladly take Bella in for counseling, to hopefully teach her to show some respect for herself and for her human loved ones.
Pet Peeves: Inspired by Akela Victoire's Fanfiction Pet Peeves
1- Fanbrats: Call them Stans, call them flamers or anything else. These are the people who cannot take constructive criticism; who respond with a flood of swearing when anyone points out the slightest problem with their story. I've seen it happen many a time.
2- Bad Spelling, Grammar Issues: Bad grammar and spelling ruins the flow of a story, and unless the problems are few and far between and the plot is just that good, I will not be able to read it. You spent so much time writing a story; why won't you make sure it appears in the best light?
3- Self-inserts: This goes for both OCs and canon characters. I want to read a story about the character, not you and your personal influences. Yes, it's okay to add a little background, but if the character is suddenly religious, flippant and a ballet dancer with no proper grounding in canon, and I read on your profile that you're religious, flippant and a ballet dancer, I'm just going to stop reading. And if your OC is just like you (and takes up a lot of the plot, instead of just being in there for fun), I'll start to think that you care more about your own fantasies of being in the story than the story itself. I get it; I really do. But if you're going to write a self-insert, do it offline and don't post it here, at least if you want positive reviews.
4- Mary-Sues: My definition may be a little different than others', so I'll explain. A Mary-Sue is a character that has no flaws and is able to do anything to the point of making the rest of the cast superfluous. I think the rules about Sues are harsher for women than they are for men. I think we're too quick to disbelieve when we see a female character who is attractive, self-actualized and competent, because we're too harsh on ourselves (most fic writers are female, after all). I don't mind successful, attractive, exciting female characters at all! I love them. It's just when a character starts to eclipse the entire plot and break reality with their flawlessness and general power that I call her/him a Sue. Oh, and sometimes Sues can be good. If you make everyone else just as powerful and amazing as they are, evening the playing field, then the story might actually be good (though not very nuanced).
5- Lack of Research: In the information age, ignorance is a choice...unless you are in an information blackout. If so, mention it, and you will be forgiven.
6- Don’t Like, Don’t Read: Yeah. That's a steaming pile of bad logic. How am I supposed to give you concrit if I don't read your story? That defeats the entire purpose of the site.
7. People who review just to ask you for updates, and people who alert your stories and never. say. anything.In the end, I just feel cheated. I put all that work into a story; can't you help me improve and give me some motivation to continue?
Although I am a bad writer of fanfiction, I am a good reviewer and do so consistently. These are my top picks for fics, with the recent addition of Last Casualties and Harry Potter and the Marauders of the Mind. The links open in another window so you don't have to right click.
What you totes should be reading:
Oblivion by FlyingThroughTheStars (Misfits) - This is an OC-fic about Misfits. It takes the trite and clichéd "My-OC-is-a-Misfit" plotline, which is usually used to fulfill fangirls' dreams of screwing Nathan, and turns it upside-down. It's definitely worth reading; it deviates from the show's plotline and shows realistic character interpretation, and doesn't neglect Kelly like many other fics.
Brothers at Arms by tears-in-rain AND Band of Brothers by tears-in-rain (Winx Club) - The story, "Brothers At Arms," is Winx Club, Season One, from the boys' point of view. It's engaging, detailed and witty, showing what they go through, how they grow and what they think. It even expands on things that the Winx do in the show that are not explained. The writing is good to start with but improves as it goes on. The sequel, "Band of Brothers," is just as good.
Also: try The Great Witch Rebellion by tears-in-rain, another great Winx fic. It's an AU of what would have happened if Bloom had lost the last battle in Season 1 between her and Icy. It goes into the resulting capture of the three Magix schools and the rebellion, led by a witch. It's a war story and I love it.
Fly Or Fall by LoveLoveLovix (Winx Club) - The greatest OC-fic out there. It's not a stupid "My Winx go to Alfea" thing. It's a world-traveling fic about what would have happened if Roxy stayed on Earth to find and protect the new Earth fairies and bring them to a fairy school in Gardenia. An added twist is the fact that they're racing against the efforts of the Apprentices of the Black Circle, who are trying to convince the fairies to give up their wings and "steal" their own magic. It's a fabulous story.
The Sicilian Families by magicjohnson32 (Alex Rider) - A great fic about an Alex Rider post–Scorpia Rising who is in the bodyguard business...protecting the Prime Minister's daughter. There's some hilarious culture-clash, and then he is catapulted into Sicily to spy on the Mafia.
AND Soldier's Poem by Little Miss Lover. (Alex Rider) It's amazing, still in progress.
The Truth About Muggles by Crowlows19 (Harry Potter) - Do not even consider not reading this. Streetwise Hermione? Tramp Harry on the run? What could be better?
Harry Potter and The Marauders of The Mind by Moonsign - Possibly one of the funniest things I've ever read. Probably Drarry. Actually, definitely Drarry.
Lethal Secrets by TheUlmuri (Alex Rider) - Complete. Realistic. Gen (no pairings) and amazingly hot without any love scenes or romance at all. Just...read.
Drive by VegaIsTheBrightestStarInLyra (Alex Rider) - Imaginative and needs to be updated.
Last Casualties by muggledad (Harry Potter) - Very literate and true to life. Harry/Hermione pairing. The Potters weren't killed, they were spelled...and now they're back.
Harry Potter and the Marauders of the Mind by Moonsign
The North Remembers by SilverRavenStar (A Song of Ice and Fire)- This fic is really long, really detailed, and continues from A Dance With Dragons in a fashion worthy of GRRM.
Ned Stark Lives! by cbstevp (A Song of Ice and Fire) - Complete, has an ongoing sequel. Canon Divergence: What would happen if Ned Stark lived? Very very good.
Check my favs list for other good fics, but these surpass most others in language quality, humor, and action. Also, check out these authors:
amitai-Alex Rider slash-fic and better (MUCH MUCH BETTER) versions of trite plotlines.
prone2dementia - awesome interpretations of the AR-verse. One violent fic about Bad Harry who kills the Dursleys. It's wonderfully different. Go look.
AngstGoddess003- author of the 13,000-review-plus fic, Wide Awake, that was so badass it got banned...or maybe it just had too much sex and not enough plot...
So, I hope you've gotten some good ideas from this. Goodbye and thank you.
-To die upon a kiss