Feste the Fool
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Joined 09-20-09, id: 2090692, Profile Updated: 01-15-13
Author has written 25 stories for Chronicles of Narnia, Sherlock Holmes, Squire's Tales, Gerald Morris, Merlin, Sherlock, and Rise of the Guardians.

Hi ho, readers! Feste the Fool here. Before you ask, yes my name was taken from the amazing play Twelfth Night, which is my favorite Shakespeare production, no I’ve never seen it performed, and yes I know Feste is a boy in the play while I am, in fact, a girl. Female. Young lady. Whatever. However, he’s my favorite character, and he’s role-vague enough to allow a girl to play him in the play. So there. And feel free to call me Feste. Or Fool. Or Lady, or Lady P or Penny if you know me from another site. If you look around for me on various internet sites, you may also find me under the names Lady Pendragon (mostly NaNoWriMo) and The Questing Beast (a few random spots) or The Beast Herself (livejournal, where all my Sherlock Holmes stuff is, if you’re curious). And yes, those are taken from Arthurian legends. I’m kind of an Arthurian fanatic. It happens.

I write, obviously, and I write a lot. Not just fanfiction, but original stuff as well, poetry, short stories, essays (yes, I do enjoy writing those, for the most part), rants, sketches, novels. Words are kind of my food and air, and have been since I was three and first started learning how to read. I’m quite possibly the most story-hungry individual you could ever meet. So I write like crazy and read as much as I write, and have a secret passion for writing about writing. Which is sort of sad, if you think about it too hard, so I don’t.

I also sing, listen to music (all kinds, but my favorite is acapella, acapella rock, and just about anything over 70 years old), act, toss the sticks around a bit (read: lunastix), am a stalwart source of amusement for my friends, topic of conversation to my little sister (who is also my best friend in the entire world), think deeply on philosophical topics, am infernally lazy, listen to audio dramas and radio shows (an addiction, I'll admit; I'm a total junkie!), watch black and white movies and TV, read fantasy feverishly, and (when the very rare occasion strikes me) actually attempt homework or room cleaning. I'm an American, a contradiction, a poet, something of a dreamer, and a hopeless romantic. I was born during the Cusp of Exposure, August 20th, making me a...Leovirg? Virgleo? Something like that. I'm also rather on the old fashioned side. I’m a sophomore in college, majoring in—what else?—English. Secondary English education is my actual major, and I’m working on my AAT right now. I’ll be transferring to a four year university…not this fall, but next fall. I’m an introvert, to the point of being antisocial, not that you’d know from reading this. I’m more comfortable giving a speech to a thousand people than having a short, one on one conversation. Truth is people just plain exhaust me.

I belong to the Church of Christ, and that will reflect in my writing. No foul language, no slash, no sex scenes. If you have a problem with clean stories, you might want to go elsewhere. I won’t say squeaky clean because I do write violence. Tastefully, for the most part. At least, I try.

I also have some of the most super-crazy-awesome-amazing readers on this site. I LOVE YOU ALL!

But enough about me. My fandoms are currently Sherlock and Sherlock Holmes (found on my livejournal), Chronicles of Narnia, Squire’s Tales, and Merlin. Although my Narnia muse seems to have headed for the hills with little hope of returning. I can coax a few sentences out every once in a while. The books are on my to-re-read list, and there’ll be another explosion of stuff then.

Squire's Tales: Times Did and One Did Not is a collection of "X times so-and-so did such-and-such and one time the opposite happened" stories that increase in number each time. Doloris illa Ustulo Anima is a character sketch outlining several knights of the Round Table. PM or review for a particular knight. The title is Latin (and probably a horrendous translation) for Pain that Scorches the Soul. The last, Especially There, is my dumping grounds.

When I write a Chronicles of Narnia story, it takes place in my own little universe, the “Graced” universe. For those of you who don’t like original characters, beware—there are at least thirteen major characters and over twenty minor characters. You should still consider reading them, however, as I can guarantee these characters are unlike any OCs you’ve read so far.

The Graced series is circular, so you can start anywhere. Masks is a Susan-centered biography and has only two Graced OCs, mentioned in passing. Graced of Aslan is my largest and most difficult project—the story of how the Graces came to be and how they all met the Pevensies. It is the hardest for me to write, (and naturally, the most popular), and is updated very sparsely as I have hit a rather stubborn roadblock. I'm open to anyone who wants to brainstorm that out with me. Odes to a Passing Fancy skips time periods a lot, jumping from the Golden Age to the Modern Day as the Pevensies, Jill, Eustace, Roger, Minda, Sam, and Myrrh try to recreate an ancient book of poetry. Scenes is a series of mostly unconnected short works. PM me if you want to see a particular something. A Christmas to Remember is a story of the Second Generation of Pevensies and partial Pevensies as they tell the story of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to Mr. Lewis Young Jr., the son of Roger Pevensie’s estranged cousin. Actually, I took it down due to some issues, but it will be back up with a vengeance shortly! And After the Hunt, which has several generic OCs, deals with the immediate aftermath of the end of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

NEW! PEVENSIE FAMILY TREE! It's a little small, but you may be able to blow it up more if you download it. http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr28/LadyPendragon/PevensieFamilyTree.png

And Merlin, which I’m new at, really, but seem to have the most going. 20/20, Sly Kings and Sick Days, and And One Go On Alone are stand-alones.

Then we have the "World of Secrets," or so I like to call it. It's not fair that the show Merlin gave Merlin and Arthur their own destinies but left everyone else in the dust. What's so special about those two, I'd like to know? What about everybody else in Albion? Don't they have fates, too? So I decided to give them all fates, by reconciling the show with the original legends...or rather, by "Merlinizing" the legends, as a certain girl who knows who she is once called it. Starts with The Secrets We Keep,which is a 61-chapter monster of a five-and-one that goes by pretty quickly and introduces two major not-so-original characters and several minor ones. Read that first, if you're interested. The two-chapter sequel is No More Secrets, No More Lies,which takes place over about a twenty-four hour period immediately following the close of "The Secrets We Keep." Unto Albionis the dumping ground of the Secrets universe...which I am telling you right now, I am going to make a desperate attempt to update WEEKLY, on Mondays. Call it an exercise in patience. More stories will be up and coming.

And then I have The Beginnings of a Bad Joke, a crossover between the Squire’s Tales and Merlin in which characters from Squire’s Tales accidentally make a crossing into Albion instead of Avalon. You can imagine the problems.

I LOVE reader interaction in my stories. I’m BEGGING you to PM me if there’s something you want to read that hasn’t been written yet and don’t want to write it yourself. Or if you want to write a reaction story, or want me to read something you think I can write a reaction story too. If you want something longer, or want a back story, or anything, drop me a line.

And now, on with the show!

Note: School starting. Brain taking an unexpected vacation. Be back in a week or so.

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Especially There reviews
My dumping grounds for Squire's Tales oneshots. The latest up: Gawain and Terence suffer a mishap
Squire's Tales, Gerald Morris - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 28 - Words: 47,493 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 4/11 - Published: 6/4/2011
Wake Me Not reviews
Is this is a dream? O, if it be a dream,/Let me sleep on, and do not wake me yet!, wrote Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Terence, on the other hand, has the opposite problem. Canon divergent. May want to read at least the last few chapters of my "Especially There" and Elfpen's "Courtiers and Faeries," as the Glorie Girls will be playing a role.
Squire's Tales, Gerald Morris - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 27,943 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 4/7 - Published: 10/13/2013 - Terence, Sir Gawain, Arthur
Winter Wears Three Faces reviews
One, the face of childish joy; Two, the face of bitter cruelty; Three, the face of the stillness of death. Oneshots, probably. No romance, only familial friendships. One: pre-movie: at the moment, the Sandman is the only one that sees any faces at all.
Rise of the Guardians - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,012 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 35 - Published: 6/18/2013 - Jack Frost, Sandy
Times Did and One Did Not reviews
A collection of "X times that This Thing happened and One Time The Opposite Happened" stories, each one focusing on a different character. Better explanation inside. 6. Ariel Wandered
Squire's Tales, Gerald Morris - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,221 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 6/1/2013 - Published: 1/18/2011 - Sarah, Arthur, Piers, Ariel
Ars Gratia Artis reviews
"Trust issues," wrote John's psychiatrist, and firmly believed it, yet within 48 hours of meeting Sherlock, John had killed for him. Instant, unwavering trust. Either the psychiatrist was more incompetent than Mycroft believed, or someone else spoke to John about Sherlock, that night between meeting Sherlock at the morgue and the case that became "A Study in Pink." COMPLETE
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,460 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/25/2013 - Complete
The Marriage of Sir Gwaine reviews
Sure, magic is free now. That doesn't mean life is perfect. Stuff happens...like crazy elves making curses and old crones out for royal husbands with perfect hair, and maybe royal husbands being okay with that...Retelling/Merlinization of "Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady"/"The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle." Third story in the "World of Secrets."
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,891 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 2/27/2013 - Published: 9/19/2012 - Gwaine
Unto Albion reviews
Time to see what Once and Future means...unto Albion, right? The dumping ground for drabbles, scenes, and oneshots, "Secrets" oriented. Updated on Mondays. Latest up: I touch bases with canon.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 24 - Words: 21,598 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 1/5/2013 - Published: 8/27/2012 - Freya, Merlin
Memory reviews
When Watson appointed himself Holmes' guardian, he didn't realize the detective would be bringing monsters home, too. Changeling!Watson, Siren!Holmes verse. Rated for mildly graphic fantasy violence and references to war and child abuse.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,930 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Published: 1/4/2013 - Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes - Complete
Whist reviews
Watson wasn't shot in the leg, or the shoulder. He was shot in the chest, almost straight through the heart. He was supposed to die. He would have died, too, if not for a little intervention. He has the Death Hound to prove it. Changeling!Watson, Siren!NotAppearingInThisPicture!Holmes verse.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,446 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Published: 1/2/2013 - Dr. Watson - Complete
Wraith reviews
Some say storms look different to those they come for. The summer after "A Study in Scarlet, Holmes unknowingly has his first encounter with a monster of the Shadow Realms kind. Changeling!Watson, Siren!Holmes verse, loose sequel to "Changeling." Rated for scary elements and mildly graphic descriptions of violence.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,191 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/31/2012 - Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson - Complete
Changeling reviews
John Watson was born dead. Things went downhill from there. First story in an old serial involving faery!Victorian England, Changeling!Watson, Siren!Unaware!In-Over-His-Head!Holmes, and a big scary dog.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,861 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/31/2012 - Dr. Watson - Complete
Sly Kings and Sick Days reviews
In which Merlin succumbs to his destiny, Arthur proves himself to be an expert planner, and Gaius watches it all with a stiff upper eyebrow. Just a casual little off-center Merlin!light!whump story updated in 1000 word one shots, because my muse likes limits lately. Try saying that three times fast. Now complete!
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Humor/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 7,670 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 11/21/2012 - Published: 8/10/2012 - Arthur, Gaius - Complete
The Beginnings of a Bad Joke reviews
So King Arthur, Sir Gawain, and Squire Terence walk out of a river and into a bar and run into themselves. Sort of. Mostly. Giants and confusion and gates and accusations of sorcery will abound. Crossover, but don't let that scare you away. You'll love it, I promise.
Crossover - Merlin & Squire's Tales, Gerald Morris - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 11,068 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 11/8/2012 - Published: 7/2/2012 - Merlin, Terence
No More Secrets, No More Lies reviews
The not-long-at-all-awaited sequel to The Secrets We Keep! The day after Merlin accidentally lets slip to Arthur about the whole magic thing, Arthur locks the two of them in his chambers to plot and scheme, unaware that the city around them is falling prey to rampant sorcery... As always, no slash.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 19,408 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 8/29/2012 - Published: 8/22/2012 - Complete
And One Go On Alone reviews
Eight shall fall and one go on alone. It's not the dying dreams that scare Merlin anymore. It's the living ones. A short nightmare oneshot somewhat inspired by Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising sequence and Gerald Morris' The Legend of the King...and I have a thing for nightmare fiction. Not related to any of my other stories.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 955 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/22/2012 - Merlin - Complete
The Secrets We Keep reviews
It's not just Merlin. In fact, it's never been just Merlin. Camelot is rife with secrets and, one by one, they are all being exposed. And the Cup of Life is the ultimate McGuffin. Reconciliation story, so AU and strange. Also now a five-and-one. COMPLETE!
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Suspense/Humor - Chapters: 61 - Words: 59,213 - Reviews: 201 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 8/21/2012 - Published: 4/10/2012 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Really It's More Like A Catapult reviews
My response to BriefShiningMoment's Magic-Is-NOT-Like-A-Sword challenge. And I took it a step farther: Merlin has next to nothing to do with the analogy. Magic has been freed and Camelot has a new court sorcerer! Now all that remains is to tell the knights...
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,156 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/20/2012 - Arthur - Complete
Twenty Twenty reviews
Arthur sees more than you would expect. Story and challenge inside!
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,166 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/25/2012 - Arthur - Complete
Doloris illa Ustulo Anima reviews
Knighthood is not tournaments and flowery speeches. Knighthood is pain. A series of ficlets dipping into the hearts, minds, and souls of the series' finest. Might get...odd. I'll post spoiler warnings in the chapter. Title changed to fix translation.
Squire's Tales, Gerald Morris - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 2,229 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/10/2012 - Published: 1/14/2011
After the Hunt reviews
The reign was ended, the great kings and queens sent away, their task complete. But when the Pevensies left Narnia the first time, they dropped off the face of the earth with no sign or warning. What happened after the hunt? Previously "The Sentries."
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,556 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 4/28/2011 - Published: 2/13/2011 - Tumnus, Oreius
Scenes reviews
An unconnected series about various parts of Pevensie life. Latest up: A humorous little scene featuring loud teachers and dirty fighting. The title says Ode, but it isn't—there's just lots of Poets in here.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 16 - Words: 8,626 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 2/21/2011 - Published: 3/3/2010 - Peter Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie
Graced of Aslan reviews
There were four more children who knew of Narnia but never actually went there; four who knew Aslan as a lion. Their lives were changed forever when they met the Pevensies, the legends who would eventually become their best friends...and life's partners.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 22,149 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 8/10/2010 - Published: 3/7/2010 - Edmund Pevensie, Peter Pevensie
Character and Atmosphere reviews
A lighthearted look at why people would avoid Holmes' and Watson's humble dwelling...and no, it has nothing to do with Holmes' arrogance.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 589 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/4/2010
Odes to a Passing Fancy reviews
There was a book. It wasn't a powerful book, or a magic book, or a law book, or even a particularly old book. It held poetry and had many different authors—yet it was one of the most valuable objects in all of Narnia's treasure vaults. First poem here.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,994 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 7/18/2010 - Published: 5/30/2010 - Edmund Pevensie, Peter Pevensie
Masks reviews
Just remember, Susan the Gentle, that the most beautiful and dangerous mask is the one you leave on when the masquerade is over. A biography of Susan Pevensie, written in ficlets, starting after LWW. COMPLETE
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 18,670 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 3/7/2010 - Published: 11/9/2009 - Susan Pevensie - Complete