Author has written 36 stories for Movie X-overs, Hellraiser, StarTrek: The Next Generation, Smallville, Umbrage, Incredible Hulk, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Superman, and Child's Play.
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Hi, LJ1983 here. Or, if you would prefer you could call me Laura-Jane :)
After a looong break during 2015 caused by illness, depression and being busy with personal stuff, I've found my way back to writing, and this site. Well, I'm kind of back. I'm still a little rusty with concerns to my writing and the routine I once had. :/ But I'm getting in the swing again, ever so slowly.
Anyway, this is my original and first account. Been here nearly six years and I've had a fantastic time coming up with various stories and writing for my favourite characters. And also gathering a legion of readers who enjoy my work.
This will be my last year writing for this account. It's going slower than I planned but I'm still working on a lot of stories.
As you all know I will be shutting up shop with this account on a permanent basis within the new year. I've already made a start on my 100-Story Challenge - I intend to write up stories varying from flash fiction to longer one shots - to get 'My Stories' list number up to an even number of 100 of fanfics. Once I do, I'll be moving on for good. I'll be seeing it as a fresh new start, and a re-invention of myself as a writer. Through my new account I will write Works-In-Progress (WIPs), and rewrites/re-imaginings of much older stories, such as A Match Made in Hell, and Raising Hell. But, I've just also recently made a decision to repost very old stories...stories I first wrote when I came to this site in 2010. Unedited and as they were first envisioned. Stories like what I just mentioned - AMMIH, RH...the lot. It depends what I can find. They'll be posted under 'Classics' and 'Originals'. Since I've just completed 'The Spellbound Cenobites', a 2011 fanfic, I really enjoyed revisiting the whole thing and it's given me ammunition to go back and revisit a lot of other older stories. I mean, why not? I'm leaving this account, I'm moving on, and will be making a fresh new start via my new page. I won't be posting these much older stories to be critiqued or scrutinized - I'll be posting them for me, for MY enjoyment and for the sake of sentimentality. But hey, I'm all for critique, so if anybody would like to offer it I will take it. Suppose it would give me something to muse over and consider for the rewrites. Just...be nice about how you offer me critique. Don't be nasty.
Meanwhile, you can very much also look forward to the posting of much newer one shots and flash fictions. I hope you will enjoy them!
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Story Update News
To those anxiously and excitedly awaiting new chapters, stories and updates, I do apologize for how long it's taking. As some of you are aware I am busy with personal stuff and whatnot, and I simply just haven't had a single chance to sit down and focus on my work. I've still been quite ill as well. Not as bad as I was last year, but I am still suffering somewhat. I'll be fine though, and I am still hoping to get back to my writing ASAP.
Here's some insight into some of my ongoing stories:
- Hellish Love
I haven't really touched this story in ages, but I really want to try and complete it in its entirety by its original publishing date anniversary. So you'll probably get some new drabbles when you least suspect it. I'm very proud of this particular fic because it's so varied and fun to write for.
- Raising Hell: The Original 2010 Story
Yeah. This one hasn't been completed yet since its publishing, after I said it would be. Well, what I said was true; the original story itself is complete. But it's not on my computer. It was printed off on paper years ago. I have to sit there typing it up, which is just tedious. And also, as much as I am posting it as it was originally envisioned, I am making revisions to it, like correcting spelling and grammar mistakes. But I am also improving dialogue as well, and some areas where I think it's weak. That's why it's taking so long. Once I get going on it, it'll be updated regularly I'd imagine. Watch this space.
- The Monsters' Club
Rewriting and editing, as you know. It's going very well. I'm quite pleased with the progress made. Yes, it's going slow. But you have to take into account Rurrlock - my writing partner - works pretty much full time for most days, and he is doing the bulk of the new written scenes. So it's going to take a while. But on the upside it means you'll get to enjoy the story all over again and it won't end any time soon. ;) Expect chapter 3 within the next few days. It's half done. And thanks to those leaving reviews. So glad you're enjoying the re-edits. I am too.
- TMC Holiday Specials
Well, expect a Valentine's Day special on the day itself. That I can promise you is coming. Then we'll have April Fools. :) Also, while I'm here, I'd like to inform you that after we've posted the next Christmas special for this fic we'll be ending it, and then posting up a Part II via my new account, LJ Heywood. Or our joined account Thaura. I don't know yet. We'll keep you posted.
- Odds & Ends
Yeah, there should be one more post and then it's finished. Not sure yet what I'm doing. I have lots of old bits of fanfic floating around, and I like to recycle. We'll see.
Any new stories coming up?
Yes. There are fanfics I'm still planning and hope to write out. Or in some cases are half-written. Most of them are the usual one shots, but some of them will be flash fictions. There's quite a few I'm working on. You'll see. ;)
What about the other classic and original stories you wrote six years ago when you first joined the site?
Yep, yep! They're coming too. Like I said about RH, all of them have been printed off on paper, and it's tedious to type out, plus you have to make time for it. But they should be coming soon enough.
When will you be leaving this account and moving to your new one?
Well that all depends on how things flow this year with my stories. I don't want to leave anything unfinished. I need to work on everything I plan for this account, and my current stories, before I move on. But it should be summer time at least. I don't know. I'll keep you posted.
Favourite Fanfic Stories
There are so many great stories on this site which I have really enjoyed. I thought I'd put together a list of some of my favourite stories on this site. I seriously recommend you read these fics, if you haven't already. So, in no particular order:
For the Hellraiser Community
Metal Heart by irideScentZEN
A brilliant look at Kirsty's final descent to Hell, and is a AU sequel to Hellseeker. This is also a sequel to the author's previous HR story, Halo of Madness. Let's just say Pinhead uses the outcome to their little 'encounter' in that story to his advantage in finally trapping Kirsty. ;) It's excellently written, and both Pinhead and Kirsty are in perfect character.
Hellraiser:Unleashed by Sharona1981
This is an alternate Hellraiser III, featuring the author's OC in the protagonist role. Normally I'm not all that keen on OCs and purposely avoid reading HR stories with them, but this works in spades. Definitely not a Mary-Sue, and most certainly fits in with the Hellraiser world. Go check it out now. You won't be disappointed.
You Belong to Me by Sharona1981
Another triumph from the excellent and talented author of the alternate HR3. This time, we delve into Pinsty territory. A follow up to Hellseeker, Kirsty finally submits to Hell, and Pinhead. Oh, and did I mention there's smut? ;D
Halo of Madness by irideScentZEN
Prequel story to Metal Heart. Basically it's Pinsty smutty goodness, but it's hardly pure mindless smut. There's a reason behind the sex, and a very good one. This basically fills in the blanks where it concerns Hellseeker, and Kirsty and Pinhead's deal. Let's just say there's more to the bargain than just delivering souls to Pinhead. ;)
Horror Tales by VladtheImpaler413
A collection of AU HR stories, all with a Fairy Tale twist. I particularly recommend 'Pinsty Sleeping Beauty' XD But they're all great. Wonderfully written. With the exception of some poor grammar and spelling. Other than that, they're great little stories. Just imagine Pinhead as a powerful and fearless Prince, and Kirsty as the fair Princess. ;)
Pieces of Hell by irideScentZEN
Same author as Metal Heart and Halo of Madness compiling a collection of word drabbles, which has yet to be completed, but what there is so far are just sinfully perfect.
Her by InkStainedEyes
A wonderful little drabble story focusing on Pinhead's obsession with Kirsty. I had a hard job picking from this author's Pinsty stories, because she's written quite a few and they're all good.
The Configurations of Hell by Eliza Provident Martense
A very old story that hasn't been completed, or updated yet in so long, but just great to go back to every now and again to read. There's certainly enough imagery to soak in, with about nine chapters in total, all beautifully written and executed. You'd think it was written by Clive Barker himself. The author's focus is more or less on Frank/Julia, but there is some delicious Pinsty for us shippers to enjoy. In fact, the story is more or less about Kirsty's desire to go to Hell but not wanting to admit it. It appears in Frank's POV, more or less. And there's an OC, a friend of Kirsty's...who I'm not sure how to feel about. In my humble opinion this should be Tiffany, but I guess it's nice to see Kirsty's life from the perspective fresh eyes. It's a great story with certain flaws, and it's incomplete. But it's totally worth getting invested in, because as I say - there's so much imagery to take in.
Amateurs by fenrirs
A cute little parody fic which has Pinhead read a very infamous book, and not being particularly impressed...but it being a guilty pleasure for him.
Light & Dark by IzzyandDesRoxSox
Here's a story which also hasn't been updated for a while. Asides from the rushed writing, poor grammar and spelling, this actually does its job...it gets to the very centre of your heart, makes you emotional. It's an angsty story, introducing two OCs who are Kirsty's twin children, and Kirsty's subsequent death following their birth. But who's the father of these twins? I think we all know. But what is the nature of their conception? What is their destiny? Also, the author brings in two past HR characters and pairs them up in the most convincing way possible. And introduces a very likeable OC villain. Definitely worth a read.
A Box and its Girl by OceanFae
Hilarious humour story. We all know Hellraiser and humour don't always mix, and most of the time humour attempts in this fandom falls completely flat, and characters always end up being stupidly OOC. But this...it's just perfect. Simply perfect. The author not only keeps both Kirsty and Pinhead in character, but she exaggerates them as well. The scenes shared between the two are electrifying-ly funny. And...for added hilarity, the author has given the usually inanimate Lament box a kind of adorable personality. Only complaint is the story has a mere three chapters, and it hasn't been updated in ages. But it's great so far. Go read now.
My Sweet Persephone by VladtheImpaler413
A sort of Hellraiser take on the Hades and Persephone story. But it's a surprising story at the most. Just when you think Pinhead's the biggest dick in Hellraiser history for his behaviour toward Kirsty, you start to sympathise with him as the story progresses, and his innermost feelings are revealed. It's a love story, basically. A forbidden, passionate tale of love between two souls meant to be.
Taken Soul by Closet Adventuralist
Another Post-Hellseeker which is similar to Metal Heart, bar the pregnancy. Except this is longer, and more vivid. The author has a splendid knack for writing Pinhead and Kirsty's interactions, and manages to convey the same chemistry and sexual tension as seen in the movies. And the build up to their final kiss is superb. Usually Pinsty romances are rushed, but this leaves you gripping your seat covers not knowing when they will finally give in to their attraction. It's perfect. I love how the author characterizes Pinhead; like his usual self, but with more cockiness about him, and is even flirty. Yet it works very well. He makes his attraction to Kirsty much more evident than ever. There are even some funny moments. I'd definitely give it a read.
Angel to Her by SuperCiderGirl
Now this story is incredibly special to me, as it was the very first Pinsty story I ever read on this site. It even inspired me for the very first draft of A Match Made in Hell. Basically it's a fluffy, romantic Pinsty love story. It's what most readers try to avoid in Pinsty romances, but it's done so adequately you don't even mind that it's fluffy and wouldn't ever happen in a HR movie. But it leaves you thinking 'why not?'. And why not indeed. It follows the premise of Kirsty bargaining with Pinhead; find her father and she'll help him become human again. As time goes by, and after he saves her from a particularly nasty encounter, they begin to fall in love. But not all is well. It's definitely a harmless read, and something all romance enthusiasts will like. It's a little basic, and flawed in parts. And it is riddled with grammar and spelling mistakes. I'm not keen on the end also. It's just too easy, and not at all realistic. But a great story nonetheless.
They are just a handful I've decided to give mention to. I have so many more favourite HR stories. Check my L.J Heywood account under Story Faves.
Thanks for reading. Catch you again soon!
Laura, aka LJ1983
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