Author has written 46 stories for Misc. Movies, Hellraiser, StarTrek: The Next Generation, Smallville, Umbrage, Incredible Hulk, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Superman, and Child's Play.
Hi, I'm Laura, and I enjoy writing.
I've been a member of this glorious site for seven long years now. I have written many stories, some successful, some not so. I often have trouble concentrating due to depression, life, and being busy, so often I have fics on hiatus waiting to be updated. But I never give up. I keep on writing the best I can, despite my hectic life and chaotic brain.
At this moment in time, I have many ideas and plot bunnies thumping around in my mind. Mostly short flash fictions and drabbles. I have an additional fanfic account (link included below) that I will use to post much longer novel-length, and more serious, stories to.
What kind of writer am I? Well I just go with what's in my head, or what I'm inspired by. In short, I write what I damn well please. I've noticed a lot of snobbery on this site to stories like mine. I honestly believe this site it not just for in-canon, in-character, in-universe stories for films and TV, etc. It's a site where, as it states, you can unleash your imagination. I really enjoy writing my favourite characters in situations they'd not normally find themselves in-canon. Does that make me a bad writer, or my stories aren't worth following? Well, as much as I don't feel I'm that much of a good writer - no, it doesn't make me or my stories bad.
I enjoy writing for Hellraiser the most, and my favourite ship of that film series - Kirsty/Pinhead. My stories for them tend to be much more, I don't know...humane, I guess. I enjoy writing stories where the two fall in love, or Pinhead shows a more softer side. I know the HR franchise inside and out, the same with the Pinhead character. I've been a fan of the franchise and Pinhead for twenty years. I could write in-canon, in-character, in-universe stories for HR, but I choose not to. Why? Because I enjoy seeing these established characters in situations they've never been in before. Who's to say Kirsty and Pinhead wouldn't fall in love? Who's to say Pinhead doesn't have a sweet side? Who's to tell me I can't write parodies for HR? This is fanfiction, not official movie script writing. I think it's perfectly okay to write about stuff that normally wouldn't happen in those movies. I think it's fun. But I will be writing serious HR stories in future.
So yes, the types of stories you will read by me are mostly drabbles, flash fictions and one shots. I like to delve into the characters' heads, and explore certain scenes or motivations. I do have a couple of WIPs that aren't finished yet. I will be honest, I do struggle to write novel-length stories. Probably because they're ongoing and my concentration can interfere with planning. I usually do have a plot outline in effect, but sometimes I don't often go by the plan and end up changing things up, leading to confusion and frustration. But I am trying my hardest to get these stories completed. The other issue with writing WIPs is that I truly just do not have the same time as I once did to work on them. :(
I'm often inspired by music and other types of media. Sometimes the muse can hit out of nowhere, and all of a sudden I have something written and posted. I just go with it and not force it. I've found if I try to force myself to write when I don't feel like it or am not inspired, then what I do write ends up crap and then I end up hating myself. I just go where the muse takes me. :)
Due to gaps in story updating, I've unfortunately had some abuse from fellow members of this site in the past. They say they're frustrated, or sick and tired of having their hopes built up and dashed. What a load of tosh. Firstly, THEY'RE frustrated?? Try getting inside my head and living my hectic life. First off, there's this thing called life, and work, and families, and personal commitments. Oh, and illness. For me personally, I stated above I suffer with depression and concentration issues, so I often have bouts of writer's block or lack of confidence in my own writing ability. And I'm busy with my personal life...work, family, life in general. So excuuuuuuse ME if I fail to get anything updated in time. If anyone is frustrated here, it's me. I want desperately to be able to get my stories finished, and write new stories. But I can't always, because that's LIFE. And writing doesn't work that way. You can't update every single hour of the day. Sometimes, a story can take years to write. It took Clive Barker fifteen years to write 'The Scarlet Gospels'. It's an art form. You can't rush it, you can't write just any old thing. You HAVE to take your time, let it grow. Flesh it, know it, edit it. That's what REAL writers do. Those that complain and bitch about lack of updating, and bad-mouthing those whose stories are on hiatus or taking a long time to be updated...they're not true writers. They know nothing of true, professional writing. They're just stupid little tweens and teens with way too much time on their hands. Seriously, if a fanfiction update or a promised/new story is the be-all-and-end-all of everything, then you desperately need to get a life. I write fanfiction for pleasure, as a hobby. Nothing more. I have a life outside this site, and I'm not about to drop everything, my job or my family or make myself ill, just to appease a bunch of self-absorbed kids. Thank you. ;)
Anyway, I think that's it for now. If you'd like to know more about me, see my additional fanfic profile. Speaking of which, I have some stories I intend to post via that account very soon for HR, so if you don't already - please fave and subscribe. Thank you.
Thanks for reading, reviewing, and hopefully enjoying my stories.
Links to my Various Other Webpages
(Note - For some reason I am unable to provide a link to my deviantArt page. Not sure why. I don't post on there any more, to be honest. But I have a page nonetheless. I go by the username CenobiteOfSteel83.)
I happen to have my PM feature switched off for a reason. For one, I don't have as much time as I once did to invest in chats with my fellow FF members. And two, I was often inundated with spam and people bombarding me with questions and telling me to hurry up with updating. I figured it wasn't worth all the hassle so I decided to switch it off. But, if you do wish to privately message me for whatever reason, then you can reach me via my Facebook pages. My personal page, and my writing page. I have included the links to these pages above in good faith and this is NOT to be abused. Please do NOT bombard or harass me. It won't get me to write and update faster. Trust me.
Thanks for visiting.