Author has written 32 stories for Movie X-overs, Hellraiser, StarTrek: The Next Generation, Smallville, Umbrage, Incredible Hulk, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Superman, and Child's Play.
I know I'm soon to be moving on to a new account, but I still wanted an avatar. I thought I'd have one of Superman, because hey - he's my first fictional love. :3
- As taken directly from my Facebook page -
Some fanfiction news. I've been deliberating hard about the two novel-length Hellraiser fanfics I have up on FF.Net at the moment. 'A Match Made in Hell' and 'My Immortal'. The two have been in progress for a good few years, and have been on hiatus for a certain length of time, due to issues of a personal nature. I'd been writing for each story whenever I could, and fleshing the plot as I went. But unfortunately, I could never get past the editing stage and post any new chapters for a long time.
Therefore, I've been thinking real hard about this, and I've come to the natural conclusion that I must take down/delete these two stories once and for all. I do apologize, but it's for the best. I've thought it through for about a week now, and debated back and forth, and I feel sacrificing these two stories will be for the best, and will help me in the long run. I will be able to focus all my attentions on my other projects, such as drabble fics and upcoming one shots.
It's not been a secret to most that I've had a really bad year this year, and I've been feeling quite ill. I haven't been able to focus like I used to. Taking down these stories will be good since I haven't the mind for following through with the plots. AMMIH in particular is very long, filled with twists and turns, not to mention a romance smack bang in a middle of blood-splatter. I also have Original Characters who are vital to the plot. Not to mention the sub-plot. At the moment, all this is a jumble in my mind, and I'm unable to make head or tail of it. It's a great story, I must admit. Something to appease both horror and romance fans. But it's a bit too much of a long and in depth tale to get down onto screen right now. My Immortal isn't as long, but it's just as complicated in terms of plot.
The good news is, I'll be re-publishing both stories at a later date. Much later date, and through my second account, L.J Heywood, when I'm less stressed and able to focus better. The bad news is, it won't be for a long while yet. And that goes for any other novel-length projects I have planned out, including stories I'm writing with my boyfriend, Rurrlock-God of Power. However, 'The Monsters' Club' series will be safe, and will stay where it is. Can't say when there'll be updates, though, but we are working on a couple of long-awaited holiday specials.
For now, I'll be focusing on writing small stories, such as one shots and drabble fics. They're much easier and less stressful to work on.
As of now, plans are still in order for finishing up my current drabble collection stories, such as Hellish Love and H is for Hell. I'm writing bits and pieces whenever I can, like I said I would. But it's still not enough for publishing.
In the meantime, thanks to all those who took the time to read and review both My Immortal and AMMIH. It means the world to me to know people out there enjoyed these stories.I am sorry for having to sacrifice them, but it's for reasons beyond my control. They WILL return in time. Like I said, when I'm feeling better.
Stay tuned for more news, and stories. Updates should be coming in time. I plan a story or two for my birthday October 1st. So what this space.
Hi, I'm Laura-Jane. LJ for short, although I have to admit I kind of hate LJ as a nickname. :/
Well, there's nothing much to say about me except that I'm a 31 year old aunt of two, living in England, with a love of stories and fine art. I'm both a horror AND Superhero fan, a weird combination of genres if ever there was one. XD I also enjoy romance, supernatural, and mystery. I'm also a comedy fan.
I have a type of writing style which I hope appeals to many people. I've been told the way I write successfully combines both sweet and dark in perfect harmony. I like to be expressive, but I'm not too in your face with my approach. I know my English well, so you needn't worry about any spelling or grammar being off. Though I do have the occasional slip up. I'm human after all, and flawed.
One important fact you should know about me is that I'm not much of a well person. I suffer with Major Depressive Disorder (another term of severe clinical depression), and Dyspraxia. I also have Asperger's Syndrome. These disorders make every day living extremely difficult for me, and I find it very hard to concentrate and focus on tasks other people take for granted. I love to read, but it's very complicated to become immersed in a book unless I am away from noise and other distractions. Anything can pull my attention away from what I'm meant to be doing so bear in mind that any updates here on FF.Net will be not as frequent as other writers here. I'm also busy with work, and have been trying to set up my own business. I'm a professional Florist by trade, and I love it. It's not easy, but it's satisfying.
As for other health issues, I also suffer from Epilepsy. I've not had a major fit since I was a teenager, but I do have lapses where I just shut off, and I get dizzy if I look at my laptop screen for too long. So that's in consideration. I also have a major Anxiety Disorder, and find it hard to communicate with others, and take things to heart. I'm quite sensitive, but I think that's just part of my nature.
The kind of stories you'll get from me, well it's a mixed bag really. See below for my list of favourites. But I'm a full on romantic writer all said and done, and if it's for Hellraiser I will add horror elements into it just so's it's not too soppy or sickly sweet. I also enjoy writing humour, and parody, and I am hoping to try my hand at action and adventure, but I don't consider myself any good at writing fight scenes or anything action related.
Lastly, as I explained at the beginning of this year, I intend to move on from this account and onto a new one. Once I've written my hundredth story here. I will be trying my hand at flash fiction challenges, and I have tons of ideas to go with. But they need time and careful planning before I can actually write them, and then post. Links to every other account I have are listed below.
So, I hope you'll enjoy my stories. I have written many since I first joined this site in 2010, and I still intend to write so many more. But please try to understand I don't have the same time, or the health, for writing full time here, or frequently, and I don't always manage to finish projects in time as much as I'd like. I hope you will be patient and understanding.
I will keep you posted, more or less on my Facebook page. Though I will post the odd bit of news on this profile page every so often, since my FB page doesn't get the many hit counts as I'd like. :/
Also, if you have an queries, questions, or just want to discuss anything, you can message me on my FB page. But please be respectful and don't bombard me. I've turned off the PM feature here, for several reasons. One being I was starting to get a few users constantly bothering me. I decided life was too short to get mixed up in other people's whims and dramas so I simply switched off the PM feature altogether, rather than block the users in question. It's much easier.
Link for my FB page is below.
I have two other FF accounts, and several Facebook pages. Click the following links below to visit.
L.J Heywood FanFiction Page (Replacement/New Account): https://www.fanfiction.net/u/6439633/
Thaura Fanfiction Page (Shared Account with my boyfriend): https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3835687/Thaura
L.J Heywood FictionPress Page: https://www.fictionpress.com/u/798594/LJ1983
Fanfiction Homepage on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/LJ-Heywood-Fanfiction-HomePage/783615735063065
Hellraiser Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raising-Hell-I-am-No1-Hellraiser-Fan/993575814026330
Superman Facebook Fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Superman-The-Men-of-Steel-Throughout-The-Years/262549357281865
Superman-Batman Friendship Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Superman-Batman-Friends-Not-Enemies/340813116108081
WORK(s) IN PROGRESS
I have several prompt challenge fics, one horror-parody and its holiday special fic. They will be completed in their own time. I also have a huge stack of one shot ideas to write up and post. :)
None at the moment. I've had fics in the past that I'd written and finished, but I felt they needed more flesh, and more work to them so I took them down long ago. My style has changed over the years and I'm forever making adjustments to my stories, past and present. I still intend to repost a lot of my old works, so keep your eyes peeled.
Hobbies & Personal Favourites
Favourite Fandoms to Write For: I, for some reason, have gotten pretty much addicted to writing for the horror movie franchise 'Hellraiser'. It's my favourite horror movie, but by no means my favourite all-time movie. I just feel so comfortable writing for it, and its characters.
Ultimate Muse/Inspiration: Rock band Evanescence. When I listen to their music, my mind fills with ideas and imagery. As well as being an awesome band, I find myself listening to their songs merely to become inspired for writing. Especially for Hellraiser. I also like to listen to soundtracks from movies, classical music, and reading books also helps to prepare my mind for writing.
Favourite Characters: I love so many characters. I think it's safe to say I find myself emotionally attached more so to fictional people than I do real life people. LOL Where do I start? Superman is my ultimate favourite character, and all time favourite superhero. I've loved him since I was four years old, right from the first time I watched 1978's Superman: The Movie. Pinhead from Hellraiser is another firm favourite of mine. I've loved him since I watched the first three movies when I was only fourteen years old. Interesting fact - I was scared of him as a small child, but swallowing my fears, and morbid curiosity egging me on, crushed my fear of him and he's since been one of my all-time best loved characters. I don't know what it is about him. Mainly, being a superhero fan from the very beginning, I felt there was a hero quality about him. More anti-hero. He wasn't entirely bad, and watching the movies made me realize just how mis-informed of his character I was. Unlike other horror icons, Pinhead isn't the typical stalk and slasher. He's not the monster of the franchise (asides from HR3 &4). In a huge twist, it's the humans who are the monsters in the HR movies. He punishes the villains. And has a teeny weeny soft side. ;) I also love Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Bart Simpson, all the characters from Friends, Chucky, Freddy Krueger, and Batman. Oh there's so many.
My Ultimate OTPs (I WILL GO DOWN WITH THESE SHIPS): Kirsty and Pinhead (Pinsty) from Hellraiser. There's nothing you can say or do that can sway me from shipping these two together so hard. The reason I ship them? Well, you know the term 'Stockholm Syndrome'? That's why. Their dynamics are very unlike other monster/heroine relationships. There's like an understanding, and pull toward one another.They have so much chemistry with little scenes they have together. Pinhead ALWAYS gives her chances, and allows her to bargain with him. He's saved her at least three times from the real villains. It's heavily hinted by so many (including Clive Barker) they have a mutual attraction. Did I mention the way they look at each other? Oh, and in the Boom! comics series in 2011 they were very nearly canon when one of the writers of the series intended for them to finally end up together, and there was also a line which is so plain in your face obvious:
Mean and rotten,
Gone to Hell
But not forgotten
Saw the beast who crushed the dove,
Met the devil,
Made him love.'
But the writer was fired by Boom! and the went in another direction with Pinhead's character. He became human, and OTT evil. Which was the wrong way to go.
Other than that...THEY WERE MEANT TO BE TOGETHER!! Suck it up, naysayers. ;) I also heavily ship Lois Lane and Superman. Just like Pinsty, they are two souls from different worlds that were meant to be.
Alternate OTPs (because I love them too): I also quite enjoy contemplating pairing Pinhead with other female characters, such as Angelique and Dreamer. I don't feel he matches Angelique quite like he matches Kirsty. For one thing, she's a full bred demon, was never born human, and comes from a different era in Hell. They clash in their methods of soul collecting; he prefers hard pain, whereas she opts for the slow, sweet delight of seduction. They couldn't be any more different. And in fact, in the original script for HR4, they actually hated one another. So much so, the two tried to kill each other (deleted work print scenes for the assassination attempts are on YT). I guess what I like about Pingilique is the fact if they had have hooked up (haha XD) then it'd be probably hate sex. Or mind games with one another. It wouldn't be about attraction or desire. Angelique would probably attempt to seduce Pinhead for his power, but it'd be nothing more. Pinhead and Dreamer is an interesting one, as I see those two as being teacher/student. I am quite open to Pinhead/OC, IF it's written well. But usually it isn't, so I tend to avoid those fics. I do have one or two Pinhead/OC fics in the pipeline, though. ;) Other pairings? Well, there's Bruce/Natasha (Brutasha) from Avengers. Love them for some reason. Data/Deanna from TNG. I adore Chandler/Monica from Friends. Lois and Clark (Clois) from Smallville. And if it's done right, I don't mind Superman/Wonder Woman, but I much prefer Superman to be with Lois, like the same reason I much prefer Pinhead to be with Kirsty over Angelique. XD
Favourite Books: The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker, and I'm also enjoying The Scarlet Gospels by him too. Last Days of Krypton by Kevin J Anderson, which tells a wonderful and detailed story of Superman's home planet before it was destroyed. Hell, I love so many books. Depending on what they are. I just love to read. I love classics such as Oliver Twist, Wuthering Heights, and Of Mice and Men. I also enjoy Stephen King's books.
Favourite Writers: Where do I begin? Clive Barker is a living legend and an utter genius. Stephen King is another one of my favourite horror writers. Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl to name a few.
Favourite Movies: Superman 1978 is my ultimate one and only favourite that I can watch over and over and not get bored. Man of Steel (It was a great Superman movie, but can't really compete). Superman II. Of course, the Hellraiser franchise. Hellraiser III is my favourite out of all of them. A Nightmare on Elm St (original of course), Child's Play, Poltergeist (1982 original of course), Terminator, Halloween, Avengers Assemble, Superman Returns, House I & II (if you don't know them, they're horror comedies from the 80s, I highly recommend them). Disney movies such as Aladdin, Lion King, Snow White, and Beauty & the Beast. Ghost, Wuthering Heights, Somewhere in Time, Back to the Future Trilogy, Toy Story Trilogy, Simpsons Movie, Saw, etc.
Favourite TV Shows: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Smallville, Friends, Lois & Clark, Frasier, UK Soaps, One Foot in the Grave.
Favourite Actors: Brad Dourif, Doug Bradley, Christopher Reeve, Henry Cavill, Mark Ruffalo, Ashley Laurence, Matthew Perry, to name a few.
Favourite Music: I like any kind of music, bar rap and R&B. *shudder* I adore anything from classical to easy listening, and even country. But my ultimate type of music to listen to is rock. Evanescence is my utmost favourite band, along with Birthday Massacre, Skillet, Saliva, and Three Days Grace.
Favourite Singers: Amy Lee, lead singer from Evanescence. She's just perfection personified. She has an amazing and powerful singing voice, and doesn't need auto tune to correct it. A bonus for me is that she hates sexual objectification in other female artists, and refuses to bare her bits to gain popularity. I also quite like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.
Hobbies: Ok, well of course writing is one. Obviously. Reading is my greatest love that I must do or there's no point in life. I enjoy drawing and sketching, though admittedly I'm not very good at it. :/ I love making posters and so forth on my Gimp program on my laptop. So much fun. I love going on Youtube and watching all kinds of stuff when I have the time. Flower arranging is one main hobby, but on a small scale, like sorting them out for vase usage. Floristry is of course my line of work. XD I love photography, but I need a more professional camera to take better photos. All I have is my phone and my tablet, and they're ok, just not professional. :/ I enjoy the solitude of walking, and bike riding. And gardening. And though this isn't necessarily considered a hobby, caring for my animals - particularly my guinea pigs - is my greatest love and passion. I also love science and learning new things. And, well, the reason I'm here in the first place - movies. ;)
Greatest Loves & Passions: In a nutshell, without going over what I listed in the hobbies - writing and reading, animals and their welfare, flowers and gardening, wildlife, art, photography, good movies, comedy, superheroes, and of course my greatest love of all...being an auntie to the loveliest niece and nephew ever. :)
Well that's me. Thanks for visiting my profile, and hope you enjoyed it. Please subscribe if you like my work here. Hope to hear from you.
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