Author has written 19 stories for Smallville, Doctor Who, Merlin, and Superman.
Fanfics were once a foreign concept to me, which when I now consider the amount of time I spend reading them, is actually kinda hilarious. Many long train journeys have been wiled away catching up on updates to stories that I love.
The reason I started taking notice of fanfics in general, and Smallville fanfics in particular, is that I once watched an episode of the show that made my blood boil and even, for three long days, made me want to not watch the show ever again. After that, fanfics were like manna from heaven, frankly. Since then, I’m happy to say, the show has never been better, and lots of little things have inspired different ideas in my head - some of which have come to fruition as fully fledged stories, some are still germinating and others have been put away for good.
I’m a final year nursing student, but I’m a writer at heart, and writing fanfics has proven to be a very good way of taking my mind off stressful things like pharmacology homework that was due yesterday. More than that, I love getting inside the heads of the characters that I write and losing myself in a different world for a while. I like writing stories that other people read and enjoy, and in a way this is similar to a large part of my personality, making people smile or laugh. It’s probably a learned behaviour, born of a lifetime of trying to keep younger siblings and older relatives entertained for long periods of time.
Smallville is my favourite TV show for two reasons – Superman is one of my heroes, and I adore the relationship between Clark and Lois. This season, we’re seeing both of those things, and I couldn’t be happier. I suspect that’s a large part of the reason why I’m more keen to write fanfics now than I ever was, or it could also be an excellent way of avoiding that assignment I have to start, but I was never that interested in psychoanalysing my motivation for doing anything.
And now I really do have to start some homework, so if y’all could excuse me…