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Author has written 110 stories for Lost In Blue, Drawn to Life, Homestuck, Pokémon, Doctor Who, Rise of the Guardians, How to Train Your Dragon, Tales of Symphonia, RWBY, Tales of the Abyss, Tales of Vesperia, Tales of Xillia, Final Fantasy VII, Legend of Zelda, Dragon Age, Tales of Graces, and Tales of Zestiria.
Current Fandom(s): RWBY/Tales of Zestiria
Crush of the Day: Zaveid (Tales of Zestiria)
Pairing of the Day: Dezel/Rose (Tales of Zestiria)
The Playlist In My Head: My Silver Lining (First Aid Kit)/St. James Ballroom (Alice Francis)/Star Scat (Caravan Palace)
Requests are open, assuming anyone wants me to write anything for them!
Greetings! I'm Alley Cat Sunflower, but you probably knew that already since you clicked on my name to get here… and since I mentioned it just above. But you can just call me Alley if you want. Or not. I don't care.
Now to get the self-promotion out of the way: my Tumblr is "alley-cat-sunflower", but it's kind of a mess. My Twitter is "@AlleyCatAuthor", but I never use it. My FictionPress is "Alley Cat Sunflower". Oh, and if you guys like Let's Plays, please check out my friends' channel at JustKidding LetsPlay! (I make guest appearances in Assassin's Creed Unity: Episodes 9, 10, and 11, so there's some incentive, I guess.)
I've been writing fanfiction, or at least coming up with fanfic ideas, for as long as I can remember. My first OTP, devised at age six, was Lucentio/Bianca, from Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Yes, I was a weird child, but at least I wasn't flaky and stuck with it. Now I'm a weird adult, and typically proud of it… when I'm not being awkward, that is.
I am a bag of contradictions: a social introvert, alternately overconfident and insecure. The one constant is that my comfort zone is the truth; I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. Because of this, it's very easy to read me, for better or for worse; I come across as brusque when unhappy, but I also stand behind every compliment I offer. However, I sometimes verge on the gullible because I expect everyone to be as up-front and honest as I am, and… well, that doesn't usually happen in a world like this.
I also happen to be one of the truest Aquarians you'll ever meet, despite my uncomfortable proximity to Pisces. My Enneagram type is 7, with a phobic 6 wing; according to the Meyers-Briggs typing system, I'm an INTP. With regard to gender and orientation, I'm a cisgendered female, possibly demisexual—though for all intents and purposes I'm ace—and heteroromantic; despite the fact that I'm fairly inexperienced in the world of relationships, I tend to write primarily pairing-oriented stories.
I suppose part of that is because interpersonal dynamics of all kinds fascinate me—how people behave around one another, why that is, and what kind of bearing feelings have on actions. I am especially interested in the romantic spectrum of emotion, particularly when there are complications, and enjoy exploring the relationship between love and lust. In general, I like considering how exactly personalities are developed and change over time, with and without influence from other people.
On a somewhat related note, I can't say I'm either optimistic or pessimistic, because it usually depends on the attitude of the people around me: if more people are pessimistic, I tend towards the optimistic, and vice versa. I can say with confidence, however, that few things make me more negative than an overwhelmingly positive attitude. If we could all choose to be happy, we'd all be happy, okay? Stop bugging me about that blindingly bright side.
Oh, and three other miscellaneous tidbits about me: one, rain is my favorite kind of weather, to the point that prolonged sunlight depresses me. Two, I've always hated English classes; I consider myself a largely self-taught writer. And three, Bugs Bunny is my hero—enough said.
Okay, I'll stop talking about myself now. I got a little carried away there.
CREED OF A NEW STUDENT
1. The power of the imagination always triumphs.
ALTERNATE UNIVERSES: WORKS IN PROGRESS
Final Fantasy VII (Fight or Flight: Final Fantasy VII): A world in which Aerith never escaped Shinra's custody, Nanaki was captured several years earlier, and Sephiroth was conditioned to believe himself an Ancient from an earlier point in history… and also didn't go on the Nibelheim mission. Several other changes differentiate this one from the main story, such as the general timeline happening somewhat out of order and beginning about five years before it should. Main Characters: Aerith, Sephiroth. Possible Pairings: Sephiroth/Aerith/Zack; Cloud/Tifa. Genre: Hurt/Comfort/Adventure. Status: In Progress. Priority: Very High. Series Probability: High.
Tales of Xillia (Tales of Exodus): A world in which Milla completed her mission at the age of six and Maxwell's power abandoned her, but the drama is by no means over. She may have eliminated the Exodus base and most of its members, but three agents remain… and they want Elympios back. And did Milla really accidentally kill her sister all those years ago? Main Characters: Milla, Ivar, Gaius, Ludger. Possible Pairings: Gaius/Milla; Wingul/Karla; Alvin/Presa; Ivar/Leia; Jude/Elize. Genre: Adventure/Drama. Status: Developing. Priority: High. Series Probability: Medium.
Tales of Symphonia (Tales of Discordia): Four thousand years ago, eight heroes went on a journey to stop the Kharlan War. Only seven survived. In an effort to fulfill their fallen comrade's last wish for a world without strife, these seven separated the warring countries and began searching for a way to awaken her from her deathly slumber. Millennia later, the day of resurrection is close at hand. This is the story of the Chosen, Martel, and the trials she faces on her way to become the Goddess Brunel. Main Characters: Kratos, Martel, Mithos, Yuan. Possible Pairings: Kratos/Anna; Yuan/Martel; Zelos/Sheena; Lloyd/Colette; Genis/Presea; Regal/Raine. Genre: Spiritual/Adventure. Status: Developing. Priority: High. Series Probability: Low.
Tales of the Abyss (Tales of the Rift): What if the real Princess Natalia wasn't stillborn? With Badaq Oakland as captain of the guard, and Maggie, Sylvia, and Meryl as maids in the castle, life is peaceful… until Van kidnaps Luke. However, the God-General Cantabile escorts the boy home and tells everyone what really happened, outing his schemes to the world. But they can't just send the replica back; how will life change with a second Luke in the family? Main Characters: Natalia, Asch, Luke, Guy. Possible Pairings: Asch/Natalia/Guy/Tear/Luke. Genre: Hurt/Comfort/Friendship. Status: Developing. Priority: Medium. Series Probability: Medium.
Pokémon (The Legendary Chronicles): Okay, so bear with me here, but what if the Pokéverse was in a pseudo-medieval state of existence? Because that would totally work if I could manage to pull it off correctly. At the very least, all the perils of comparatively primitive life would explain the lack of fathers. Main Characters: Many. Possible Pairings: Many. Genre: Adventure/Drama. Status: On Hold. Priority: Medium. Series Probability: High.
Final Fantasy IX: What if Kuja asks Garnet's hand in marriage in exchange for his services to the Alexandrian throne? As his betrothed, she's more like his pet canary, longing to fly free… but when her opportunity arrives with Tantalus on her sixteenth birthday, her fiancée thwarts her escape. However, Zidane isn't one to give up on his mission so easily; will he be able to spirit the princess away before her wedding? And can Garnet change Kuja through the power of "redeeming love" if she doesn't love him? Main Characters: Garnet, Kuja, Zidane. Possible Pairings: Kuja/Garnet/Zidane. Genre: Drama/Romance. Status: On Hold. Priority: Medium. Series Probability: Medium.
Tales of Xillia (A Tale of Two Millas): I know this one has already been explored before to at least some degree, but if fractured!Milla and prime!Milla could coexist in the same dimension, I'm sure there would have been several differences from the canon. My reasoning and the methods behind this shift from canon are different from the story that has been published about it, however. Main Characters: Milla, Milla M., Ludger, Elle. Possible Pairings: Ludger/Milla; Jude/Milla M.; Gaius/Milla; Alvin/Leia. Genre: Friendship/Hurt/Comfort. Status: On Hold. Priority: Medium. Series Probability: Medium.
Tales of… (Tales of the Convergence): A crossover between Phantasia, Symphonia, Abyss, Vesperia, Graces, Xillia, and Zestiria, smashed together to create an entirely new world encompassing as many plots and dynamics as will fit. Main Characters: Many. Possible Pairings: Many. Genre: Adventure/Supernatural. Status: On Hold. Priority: Low. Series Probability: Definite. Will probably be posted on Archive of Our Own due to containing more than two fandoms.
The Legend of Zelda: Two words: dance competition. (Two more words: blame Ryuchu.) Main Characters: Link, Sheik, Ganondorf, Zelda. Possible Pairings: Link/Zelda. Genre: Humor/Drama. Status: On Hold. Priority: Low. Series Probability: Low.
Avatar: The Last Airbender / Legend of Korra – Iroh; Sokka; Toph Beifong; Zuko; Katara; Bolin; Lin Beifong.
Avatar: The Last Airbender / Legend of Korra – Sokka/Toph; Aang/Katara; Zuko/Katara; Varrick/Zhu Li; Mako/Korra.