Author has written 161 stories for Alice in Wonderland, 2010, Alice in Wonderland, Willard, Misc. Movies, Charlie's Angels: The Movie, Dark Shadows, Sherlock Holmes, Once Upon a Time, Twilight, Dark Shadows, Doctor Who, Web Shows, Salem's Lot, and Fifty Shades Trilogy.
“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Hello, my name is Ranguvar. (But you may call me Rang.) I am 33 years old, and I love to write. My obsessions are-Lewis Carroll. I am a huge fan of all his works,(with the exception of Sylvie and Bruno...) and I love reading them over and over and over. Also, as I'm sure you've guessed from my stories, I love many of the characters played by the sexy and talented Crispin Glover.
The picture in my profile was made by my sister Candace.
INFORMATION ABOUT MY FICS:
My Thin Man Fics: Angels in The Shadows/In Darkness, Angels (The Angel Chronicles)
Amelia 'Amy' Dragomir nee' Chase (suggested by TheCheshireQueen)
Physical Description: Tall, with dark hair(mahogany colored) and silver grey eyes. She has fair skin with a scattering of freckles across her nose.She is well proportioned, and in good shape.
Strengths-Book smart and athletic, and also has some skill with weapons.
Weaknesses-She is afraid of fire, due to her parents dying in a fire when she was sixteen and her sister was ten.
Note: I gave Anthony the last name of Dragomir, which is Romanian for 'Peace-keeper'. Yes, it's meant to be ironic.
Name: Katherine "Kitty" Chase
Physical Description:She is tall, like her sister, and has brown/blond hair and green eyes. She is also fair skinned, and she has a smattering of freckles across her arms.
Skills: She's good at drawing, and excels in her Art class at school. She is popular, but not a snob-she has a wide circle of friends. She's currently studying martial arts, and she and Amy occasionally practice together. She can also be a bit of a daredevil, but she knows her limits.
Weaknesses-She is claustrophobic.
Name: Ofelia Porcelain Dragomir
Description: Daughter of Anthony and Amelia. She has Anthony's blue eyes(with hints of silver) and Amy's mahogany hair.
The song Amy sings to Ofelia(I seem to have this happen a lot...:p)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YCXswqJfqc (The Lovely Rose of Clare)
Stories In My Willard Series:
The Heart Trilogy:
1. Where The Heart Lies (COMPLETE)
2. Where The Heart Leads(COMPLETE)
3. Where The Heart Lives(COMPLETE)
4. A Rat in A Cage(One Shot-Complete-takes place *before* the Heart Trilogy)
Name: Annabelle “Abbie” Stiles nee' Carsons
Physical Description: Abbie has dark brown hair and hazel eyes. She is five feet ten inches tall, and in decent shape. She has a scar on her left arm from falling out of a tree as a child, and a slight overbite. She has slightly large breasts, but they do not detract from her overall appearance.
Traits: Abbie is a very outgoing and friendly person, able to hold her own in any conversation. She never finished college, but she has traveled quite extensively and is a very worldly young lady. She can be quite acerbic when the mood strikes her, and has a very dark sense of humor.
Background: She was born in Virginia, but has lived all over the States-her father was in the Army, and as a result the Carsons moved all over. Abbie’s mother was a seamstress, and Abbie learned how to sew at a young age. She has no siblings. When she was sixteen, her parents were killed in a car wreck, and as she had no living relatives she became a Ward of the State for two years. After she turned 18, she inherited a sum of money from her maternal grandparents and used it to travel the world for a year. Recently she found out that she had inherited the bulk of her paternal grandparents' estate, making her worth $70,000.
Weaknesses: Chocolate & Strawberry milkshakes with whipped cream and a strawberry on top.
Fears: She is extremely claustrophobic, arising from an incident where she was accidentally locked in a hall closet for six hours when she was five years old.
The dress she wears as her Wedding Gown in Where the Heart Leads:(As of this story, she is now Annabelle Stiles)
The Song Abbie sings to Karina:
Belle of Belfast City(Where The Heart Lives)
Name: Karina Rebecca Stiles
Age: 3 months.
Physical Description: Daughter of Abbie and Willard. She has Willard's hair and Abbie's eyes, and is a bright, cherubic baby. Further traits/personality/weaknesses will be forth-coming.
OC For Waking Life/Waking Love (Rubin and Ed Fanfictions) There's also three one shots in this collection: It Just Wasn't Fair , Rainy Day Antics, a twofer titled The Best Birthday Ever, and Blast From the Past.
Name: Danielle 'Danni' Farr nee' Morgan
Physical Description: Five feet ten inches tall, with short brown hair(it touches her shoulders) and grey green eyes. She bears a resemblance to the actress Anne Hathaway-but she herself doesn't really notice it.
Traits: Is of above average intelligence. She's not a genius, but she is book-smart and able to memorize facts quickly. She is also very good at sewing. She is quiet, and has a shy streak, but is very personable once she gets to know a person. Her favorite composer is Mahler(which is why Rubin falls for her so quickly...) She has a very dry sense of humor and does not suffer fools.
Background: Danielle was born in North Dakota, and is an only child. She is close to her parents, and emails or skypes them whenever she gets a chance. She grew up on a farm, and as such is stronger than she looks. When she was seventeen, she had to undergo major surgery. Is unable to have children as a result of the surgery.
Weaknesses: She is slightly afraid of heights.
Descriptions of My OCs in My AiW Stories
Note: As of 'Wonderland Wedding', the Stayne and Hightopp Clans are related by marriage.
Second Note: If you want to borrow any of my characters for your stories, you may-just be sure to ask me first, and most important-Keep Them In Character!
Name: Alannah Stayne
Age: Froze herself at the physical age of 34. Chronologically, she is now in her mid-sixties.
She is six feet even, has red hair, green eyes, tan skin(both natural and as a result of being outdoors a great deal). Her hands are a bit worn from hard work, but still delicate for all that. She has an aquiline face, and her ears are just the right size.
She has good sized breasts-her husband is 7' 6", after all, and they fit nicely in his hands, but she also has the body to go with them. She has curves, both natural and as the result of childbirth, but she is in no way fat.
Her hair is short for the time-it ends just below her shoulder blades, and she very rarely wears it pinned up. It's slightly curly at the ends, and strands are constantly getting into her face.
She usually wears green or blue dresses-nothing fancy.
Relationship to Ilosovic: Wife.
Strengths: Gifted Healer and Singer, skilled with a sword-but she isn’t unbeatable. She has a Bond with Stayne that allows her to view his dreams(but she has only used this ability once) and also lets her feel when he is nearby. She also has the Favor of Time, and, like many Underlanders, can choose to freeze herself at any age she wishes. She is very intelligent, and has a talent for brewing potions of all sorts.
Weaknesses: She was subject to headaches and pain caused by the Shadow of the Boojum, and she has twice had to recover from kidnapping and torture. She was raped by a former suitor, and the memory still haunts her. She also has a tendency to flare up quite quickly when provoked.(and you can tell when she is upset because her eyes turn red)
Special Abilities: Healing Powers and her Bond with Stayne. She is fluent in Outlandish, and has a brilliant knack for potions of all sorts-whether they be to heal or to harm. However, she very rarely concocts the latter. Like her husband, she cannot stand to see a woman or child abused, and will assist him in his retribution. She also loves making Passion Potions.
Family: Husband Ilosovic Stayne, Daughters Katarina and Victoria, Son Michael, Granddaughters Fiona and Helena, Daughter in Law Arianna, Sons in Law Erik and Josiah, Grandsons Ciaran and Alexei, Sister in Law Maiya
Rank: Lady of the White Court, Head Physician at Marmoreal, Potions Mistress.
Name: Katarina Rogers (Married to Erik Rogers)
Age: 28(Frozen) Chronologically 36
She has black hair. It is straight, but the edges curl slightly, and it is constantly getting in her face. It’s currently past her shoulder blades, and can get quite tangled. She inherited Alannah’s green eyes, but unlike her mother, she cannot make them change color. She is tall, and is quite graceful. She has pale skin, like her father, but can become slightly tanned by the sun. However, it usually doesn’t last too long. She usually wears blue dresses, and is constantly getting them dirty by riding in the country, working in her garden, and painting.
Relationship To Ilosovic: Eldest Daughter
Strengths: Excellent swimmer, and is fluent in Outlandish. She’s also quite intelligent, and like her mother is able to see through deceptions. Can draw/paint excellently, and loves to read. She is a very outgoing woman and loves to talk-she inherited her mother's Ramble. She is also a quick thinker, an ability she uses to her advantage in Best Laid Plans. She is very close to her brother and sister and the Hightopp twins, and will protect them. In Wonderland Wedding, she struck up a friendship with Erik Rogers, Elias' First Mate, in Frabjous Festival they began courting, and became lovers in my newest story. As of A Full Rich Life, they are wed and have twin sons.
Weaknesses: She has a temper and is afraid of tight spaces.
Special Abilities: Can tell if a person is lying or telling the truth.
Family: Father Ilosovic Stayne, Mother Alannah Stayne, Brother Michael, Sister Victoria. Sister in Law Arianna, Brother in Law Josiah, Nieces Helena and Fiona, Husband Erik Rogers and twin sons Alexei and Ciaran. In Laws Alice and Tarrant Hightopp. Aunt(sort of) Maiya Stayne
Rank: Lady of the Court(she became a member at 18.), Royal Artist to the Queen.
Name: Michael Stayne
Age: 25(Frozen) Chronologically 32
He inherited Alannah's red hair. (When he was young, it was more brown red, but now it is a coppery color.) and Ilosovic’s dark blue eyes. He also has the tanned skin of his mother, and time in the sun only makes him darker. His hair is slightly curly, and it can get a bit tangled at times. Like his sister, he is tall, a trait they both inherited from their parents. He is married to Arianna, and they have a daughter, Fiona.
Relationship to Ilosovic: Son
Strengths: Is extremely curious and inquisitive, and loves to ask questions about everything. He can read and write excellently, and is quite skilled with a sword. He is still very much a child at heart, and loves nothing more than to spend his time playing around. He can be shy towards people he doesn't know, but he warms up to them quite quickly, and can chatter for hours.
Weaknesses: He's scared of heights.
Special Abilities: He is an excellent writer, and has had several volumes published.
Family: Father Ilosovic Stayne, Mother Alannah Stayne, Sisters Katarina and Victoria, wife Arianna and daughter Fiona, Brother in Law Josiah Niece Helena and Nephews Ciaran and Alexei. In Laws Alice and Tarrant Hightopp. Aunt Maiya Stayne.
Rank: Second Lieutenant in the White Army, Lord of the White Court, Record Keeper.
Name: Victoria Hightopp (Married to Josiah Hightopp)
Age: 24 Frozen.
Physical Description: Third child of Alannah and Ilosovic. She has black, curly hair and blue green eyes, and her skin is a light gold color. Like her brother and sister, she is tall for her age. She usually wears green dresses, and also has a knack for getting into mischief, just as her siblings do. She also has a crush on Josiah, and hopes that he will Court her when she turns sixteen. At a Grand Ball, he confesses his love for her and gives her her first kiss, and they marry in my newest tale.
Relationship to Ilosovic: Daughter
Strengths: Is quite good at helping her mother mix ingredients for potions, and has some knowledge in the Healing Arts. She is also an excellent dancer, and has a knack for making delicious cordials. She spent six months on board her grandfather's ship learning to sail and also learning how to be a merchant when she was twelve, and she has gone on a voyage with him every year since. She also owns half her mother's shop in Tramalin and has turned it into a cafe.
Weaknesses: She can be very stubborn, and like her mother her temper often can get the best of her.
Special Abilities: She can brew delicious cordials.
Family: Father -Ilosovic Stayne, Mother- Alannah, Sister Katarina, Brother Michael, Niece Fiona, Sister in Law Arianna, Husband Josiah and daughter Helena. Nephews Ciaran and Alexei. In Laws Alice and Tarrant Hightopp. Aunt Maiya Stayne.
Name: Maiya Stayne
Physical Appearance: She has black, curly hair and dark green eyes. When Ilosovic first meets her, she is thin from neglect, but Alannah's cooking combined with daily tea parties is helping her fill out. She is gangly, yet graceful. Alannah rescues her from Stayne Manor, and she and Ilosovic are determined to protect her.She has a slight crush on Adrian.
Relationship to Ilosovic: Sister-and he was quite surprised to meet her.
Strengths: She has a natural talent for music, but she needs encouragement from Ilosovic and Alannah to act on it.
Weaknesses: Years of neglect have made her shy and timid, and she can sometimes withdraw into herself. But with support and love from everyone, she gets better.
Special Abilities: Can play the piano by ear.
Family: Is Ilosovic's sister.
Jessicah and Elias Sullivan
Jessicah appears in Knave of My Heart, Family, and A Song For My Mother and as a spirit in Wonderland Wedding.
Elias is mentioned in Knave of My Heart, and appears in Father of Mine, Wonderland Wedding, A Full Rich Life, and The Marvelous Adventures of Narcissa Hightopp.
Alannah's parents. Jessicah is tall, with an aristocratic bearing and blue-green eyes. She was Mad for much of Alannah's childhood, and they had a falling out over Jessicah's refusal to believe Alannah about Lord Maxwell raping her. They reconciled in Song, but sadly Jessicah died shortly after. Alannah sang at her funeral, and now Jessicah watches over her. She is the Second Generation's great-grandmother.
Elias has black hair and green eyes, and the physique of a sailor. He abandoned his wife and child when young as he was unable to resist the call of the sea. Alannah resented him for that, but could not hate him, and they reconcile in Father of Mine(with a bit of a push from Ilosovic.) He is a merchant seaman, and his ship is called The Golden Bird. He is the Second Generation's great-grandfather. Victoria goes on a voyage with him every summer. He is retiring, and as of A Full, Rich Life has bequeathed The Golden Bird and his business to Erik and Katarina. He makes his final appearance in Last Voyage.
Lord Ezekiel and Lady Isobel Stayne
Ilosovic's Parents. They were mentioned in Outlandish, but did not make an appearance until Journey to the Past, and were finally given names in Closure. They are both tall-but they view their son as a freak, and were extremely cold and unloving parents, often ignoring him completely. When Ilosovic turned seventeen, he was thrown out of the house, and his parents never gave him another thought. (However, Stayne tells Alannah in Time After Time that his Father came to Salazen Grum and introduced him to a Courtesan upon learning that Stayne was not yet...experienced.)
Stayne disowns them in Closure after their cold dismissal of Alannah. They later reappear in Secrets, when Ilosovic discovers that he has a sister, and are subsequently sent into Permanent Exile by Mirana. Stayne then has the manor razed to the ground.
Arianna Stayne (nee' Hightopp) and Josiah Hightopp
Alice and Tarrant's 29 year old twin children.(Frozen)
Arianna has Tarrant's orange hair and Alice's hazel eyes, while Josiah has Alice's blond hair and his father's green eyes-but he can also make them change color.
Arianna is older by five minutes. They first appeared in Misadventures in Overland(they were born during the Epilogue.:p)
Both are fluent in Outlandish, and can Futterwacken quite well. Arianna is married to Michael Stayne, and they have a daughter named Fiona.
Josiah promised Victoria that when she turns sixteen, if she doesn't have a suitor, he will Court her. He had made the Oath in half-jest, but realizes that he truly does love her, and he gives her her first kiss. They are wed in A Full, Rich Life, and have a daughter named Helena. Arianna is Ilosovic and Alannah's daughter-in-law and Josiah is their son in law.
Description: Margaret and Thomas Blanchard's son. Has Margaret's eyes and Thomas' hair. He is 6' tall.
Strengths: He has a head for figures, and loves to read.
Born in In The Shadow of the Red Castle
He and Vicki are best friends, but there is no romance between them. He enjoys spending time with her, and is a trusted confidant. He is Helena's, Fiona's, Ciaran's, and Alexei's cousin. He befriends Maiya Stayne(and maybe more as they grow up)
The Next Generation
Age: 11 years
Physical Description: Daughter of Michael and Arianna. She has Michael's red hair and Arianna's green eyes. Her skin is a light tan color. She was named for Tarrant's mother. Like everyone in her family, she has a knack for mischief, and loves to wander. Her first word, much to Tarrant's delight, was "Tea."
Born in A Frabjous Festival
Alexei and Ciaran Rogers
Age: 9 years
Physical Description: Twin sons of Katarina and Erik. Alexei has his mother's hair and pale skin, while Ciaran has his father's brown hair and tan skin. They both have eyes the color of the ocean. (Ciaran is pronounced Kee-Re-An.)
Age: 6 years
Physical Description: Daughter of Victoria and Josiah. She has her father's blond hair, but there are strands of black from her mother, and she has somewhat pale skin. Her eyes are green with flecks of hazel. She is named for Helen Kingsley.
All three children are born in A Full, Rich Life.
Corporal(Later Lieutenant) Thomas Blanchard
Soldier in the White Army
Appears in A Mad Wonderful World, where he becomes Margaret Kingsley's suitor(and later her husband.) He has brown hair and brown eyes.Also makes a cameo in Closure. Reappears in In The Shadow of The Red Castle, when his son is born.
First mate of Elias Sullivan and husband of Katarina Stayne. They met when Elias came to Marmoreal for Michael and Arianna's wedding, and have kept up a steady correspondence ever since. They became lovers in The Ball That Changed Everything, and were wed in A Full, Rich Life.
Physical Appearance: Has the physique of a sailor. He has brown hair and green eyes, and is six feet even-which is quite a relief to Katarina.
Physical Appearance: Brown Hair, Green Eyes, Average Height, Freckles.
Traits: Book Smart and can juggle
Appearance: Lives in modern day London. First appeared in Two Girls in Underland with her Mary Sue Friend(Amethyst Emerald Susannah Bella Dearheart). Read the story to find out more.
The Sue Slayers
Appear in The Marvelous Adventures of Narcissa Hightopp and Sue Slayers.
Teresa: Leader of the Group. She's basically me(Teresa is my confirmation name) but with a knowledge of weapons that I obviously don't have.
Lydia: Terri's trusted Lieutenant, she has a love for sharp pointy objects. Modeled slightly after my friend fairfarrenlovelylydia.
Joanna: The Healer, she restores characters that haven't been completely corrupted by the Sues/Stus.
Name: Lord Maxwell
Appeared in: Knave of My Heart
Physical Description: Tall, black hair and blue eyes. He is cold and cruel, and Alannah is repulsed by him. He is a former suitor of hers, and after she rejected him he raped and beat her. At the time of Knave, Alannah thought him dead-but he returned and abducted her from Marmoreal, keeping her in the Duchess' cellar for three days until her rescue by Ilosovic, Tarrant, and Chessur.
Was beaten to a bloody pulp by Ilosovic and left to die.
Is mentioned in many different tales.
Gerald Maxwell-Brother to Lord Maxwell.
Appeared in Blood for Blood, when he kidnapped Alannah in revenge for what Stayne had done to his brother. Stayne rescues Alannah, and Gerald gets daggers stuck in his body and eyes, pinned by said daggers to the wall, and left to die.
Appearance: Passages of Time and Saving The Singer
Former Captain of the White Army until it was discovered that he had attempted to Court Alannah while she was pregnant, whereupon Mirana demoted him and made Stayne her Captain. (He was also extremely incompetent as a leader) He was extremely angry due to both Alannah's rejection of him and his demotion, and spent ten years plotting and planning his revenge. He poisons her in Singer, but unfortunately for him Stayne is able to find the means of curing her. Dies when Stayne runs him through.
Lord Stephan Lumley
Appearance: In The Shadow of the Red Castle
Lord Lumley was once married to Tarrant Hightopp's sister, Alicia, until it was discovered that he had been abusing her, leading to Stayne and Tarrant both teaching him a painful lesson, leaving him horribly scarred, forcing him to wear a mask and wig to hide the extensive damage. He vowed revenge, and patiently awaited his chance-moving in to the empty Red Castle and planning. He tricked the Staynes and the Hightopps with a dinner invitation, and planned to kill Ilosovic and Tarrant and keep their wives as prisoners. Thwarted by Salazen Grum collapsing, after which he was killed by Chessur.
Appearances: The Courting of Arianna Hightopp, A Wonderland Wedding, A Frabjous Festival.
The Morningsides are a family that live at Marmoreal who put great emphasis on Rank and Class. They first appeared in The Courting of Arianna Hightopp when Lady Morningside complained to Mirana that her son, Duncan, had been ignored by Arianna in favor of Michael Stayne. Later, in Wonderland Wedding and Frabjous Festival, Lady Morningside insults the Stayne children-and they verbally tear her to pieces. Currently, all three are banished from Marmoreal.
Physical Appearance(s)/Traits: (And thank you to FairfarrenLovelyLydia for the names for Lord and Lady Morningside)
Lady Dorinda Morningside: She is described as having a piggish face, a fat, squat body, and a voice that sounds like a donkey being kicked. She sees herself as superior to the Staynes, and is mortified that Arianna is ignoring her 'precious' son in favor of a lowly soldier, ignoring the fact that Arianna loathes Duncan.
Lord Gervaise Morningside: He is tall and horse faced, and is a bit of an idiot. He also thinks the Staynes are inferior, because Alannah married an Outcast instead of a man of noble blood.
Duncan Morningside: He is a tall, whey faced young man with lank blond hair and green eyes. He is also a self important prig who has gained a reputation amongst the young ladies at Court for 'loving 'em and leaving 'em.' He tried to Court both Katarina and Arianna with disastrous results(Katarina dumped a shovel full of manure on him, and Michael trounced him in a sword fight)
Narcissa Hightopp: Thinks she is Tarrant's older sister, but in reality is a Mary Sue with the power to Drain characters of their personalities and turn them into mindless drones. Appears in The Marvelous Adventures of Narcissa Hightopp and is killed by Sue Slayers. She is currently the antagonist in Nuttycheychey's story The Return of Narcissa.
My AiW-Related Links
I have a drawing of Alannah courtesy of my very good friend Cristina Ladisa:
Stayne and Alannah:
Another drawing of Alannah by FairfarrenLovelyLydia:
This is close to what the Staynes' cottage looks like:
My Facebook Page (If you want to Friend Me, just tell me you're from FF.net. )
My favorite poem is The Hunting of The Snark
The Forum I run with Fairfarrenlovelylydia:
Here's a video of the Cheshire Cat singing "I'm Odd" (I mention it in my tale A Mad, Wonderful World)
An awesome video of Ilosovic Stayne=
In my first Stayne/Alannah fic, Knave of My Heart, Alannah sings a rendition of The Highwayman:
Some more songs Alannah sings:(And the stories they appear in)
Raggle Taggle Gypsy(in Time After Time):
Molly Malone: (Saving the Singer)
Amazing Grace: (Song For My Mother)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V84STSWVp3g (This is an instrumental version)
Let It Be: (Song For My Mother)
Greensleeves: (Father of Mine)
The Lobster Quadrille:(One Eyed Jack)
An Irish Lullaby(Too-Ral-Loo-Ral-Loo) (Cathaoir's Journey):
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear(An Underland Christmas)
The Prayer of Saint Francis(In The Shadow of the Red Castle):
The Black Velvet Band (An Orderly Chaos):
Tam Lin (A Wonderland Wedding):
The Lusty Month of May: (A Frabjous Festival)
My Wild Irish Rose(A Frabjous Festival)
Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier(Cuimhnigh Orm)
A picture of my lovely Fluffy:
My Fictionpress Account:
My absolute favorite quotes from Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass-
"Why is a raven like a writing desk?"
"We're all mad here."
"Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be, and if it were so, it could be, but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic."
Pairings I Support:
Alice/Hatter(Tarrant) Friendship OR Romance
Alice/Stayne Friendship OR Romance
Mirana/Stayne Friendship or Romance
Stayne/OC. Romance or Friendship
Tarrant/Mirana Friendship OR Romance
From Other Fandoms:
Rumplestiltskin/Red Riding Hood, ABC's Once Upon A Time: Red and Gold go so well together.
Pairings I Don't Really Like-(Note that this does not equal Hate.)
Alice/Hamish-She is completely wrong for him, and besides-he's an annoying git.
Hatter/Mally-Maybe if Mally was human, it could work. But she is a Dormouse. So there's no way it could work.
Alice/Absolem -He's old as Underland, and calls her 'stupid' more than once. I could see him as a father figure, but not in a romantic capacity.
Cheshire/OC-I've yet to read a good one.
Iracebeth/Stayne. I never once saw any hint that Stayne had feelings other than deep hatred for Iracebeth. He has to be diplomatic about it, but it's still pretty clear that there is absolutely nothing at all but loathing on his part. He might learn to tolerate her, but I doubt he would ever love her. However, Debyln's fic 'Not Quite Right' pairs them in a way that I find to be believable and quite sweet.
Tarrant/OC: Nine times out of ten, the OC is a gigantic Mary Sue.
I do not understand authors that insult other people for their pairing preferences. There is room in this fandom for pairings of all kinds. Just because you might not like or support a certain pairing that an author writes, this does not make them wrong.
A Few Ground Rules For Any Stories I Write
1. I will not write slash. I have no problem with it, and if you like to write/read it, cool. But I just don't feel comfortable writing it.
2. I am a big sucker for happy endings. Angst is alright, as long as everything is resolved at the end.
3. For my Alice tales, I will not make Wonderland into a nightmarish realm.
4. I will not publish a story/chapter until I'm ready. No clamoring at me for updates.
5. I pair Alice/Tarrant, obviously.
6. I prefer to write Stayne/Alice FRIENDSHIP fics-for reasons that should be obvious.
7. I love writing stories where the 'villain' is redeemed yet still maintains his persona.
Reasons Why Stayne Is Awesome
1.The eye patch.
3. He is tall, which means there’s more of him to love
4. The voice. So deliciously sexy and dark
5. The hair.
6. He has a talking horse!
7. He can make the Queen believe anything he says.
8. He likes “largeness”-so do we all.
9. The way he smiles-it’s so dark.
10. He doesn’t look like he fell into a bucket of paint.
11. His gloves.
12. He’s a bad boy and proud of it.
13. He can split a sombrero in half with his sword.
14. He gets slapped three times and still manages to be dignified.
15. Black and red is sexy together.
16. His scar makes him look distinctive.
17. That armor-you know it’s hiding one nice chest.
18. HE JUST IS.
Most fan girls on here would be disgusted if Ilosovic Stayne stepped into the real world. Re-post and add your name if you would immediately throw him onto your bed and tear his clothes off. (Ranguvar27)
All of my Alice in Wonderland stories take place after the events in the movie, so in a way they could be considered AU-I find it's a lot more fun to imagine what happens after than to try and recreate the movie. It gives me a better chance to explore the characters, to delve more deeply into their lives. And, since I'm a Carroll nut, it also gives me a chance to pepper my stories with references to all his works-if you know where to look and what to look for.
My AiW tales can be divided into three different Series.
Series One-To Love A Knave
1. One Eyed Jack
2. Knave of My Heart
3. Passages of Time
5. Blood For Blood.
Series Two-A Knight And His Lady
1. Love Letters
2. Time After Time
3. Misadventures in Overland
4. Saving The Singer
5. Journey To The Past
6. A Song For My Mother
9. A Mad, Wonderful World-Stayne and Alannah aren't the main characters, but they are in it, so I'll count it.
10. Father of Mine
11. Cathaoir's Journey
12. In The Shadow of the Red Castle
13. The Language of Love
14. An Orderly Chaos
15. The Best Laid Plans
Series Three-Glimpses(The one-shots)
3. Winter Underland
4. Hearts and Patches
5. A Game of Chess
6. A Birthday Surprise
7. Picnics and Passions
8. Wishes Can Come True
12. Unbreakable Bonds
14 The Dark Knight
15. A Passionate Potion
16. Cooking Lesson
19. How Do I Love Thee?
20 A Rough Knight
21. User's Manual For Ilosovic Stayne-Special Edition
22. A Bloodless Battle
23. Hide and Seek
24. Robe of Black Silk
26. Sounds and Silence
29. A Cold
30. Hungry Like The Wolf
31. A Birthday Card
32. Lex Talionis
34. Conversation Between Friends
35. Seven Uses for Stayne's Cape
38. Silent Justice
39. A Bath
40. Five Times Stayne Said I Love You
41. A Portrait
42. An Underland Christmas
43. Another Conversation Between Friends
44. Four Arguments and Apologies
45. Pillow Talk
46. An Underland Christmas Poem
48. My Angel
49. My Dark Knight (technically chapter 2 of My Angel, but I'll count it as a one shot)
50. The Difference
52. An Angel in Green
54. Tell Me A Story
55. Twisting Fate
56. Two Girls in Underland
57. A Welcome Visit
58. Healers and Charlatans
59. Cuimhnigh Orm
60. Best Served Cold
61. A Grand Day Out
62. Uses for Feathers
63. A Marvelous Mess
64. A Soldier's Poem
65. Fire and Passion
66. The Day Everything Went Wrong (goes back in time a bit)
68. A Lost Bird Flies
69. Red is the Color of My Love's Hair
70. The Underland Healers Oath
71. Beating the Heat
72. Another Underland Christmas
73. Do You Trust Me?
Series Four: The Next Generation (Stories that deal with the Stayne and Hightopp Children)
1. The Courting of Arianna Hightopp
2. A Wonderland Wedding
3. A Frabjous Festival
4. The Voyage of Victoria Stayne
5. A Drabble A Day
6. The Ball That Changed Everything
7. A Full, Rich Life
8. The Marvelous Adventures of Narcissa Hightopp.
10. Between the Lines( Series-Spanning)
11. Mystery and Madness (crossover with Sherlock Holmes)
12. Last Voyage
13. Sue Slayers
Uncategorized One Shots-(And the Characters in them)
1. Memoria in Aeternia (Eternal Memory) (Tarrant/Thackery)
2. The Maddest of them All (Cheshire Cat)
3. Riddle Me This (Tarrant)
4. A is For Alice-A Rhyming Alphabet (All Characters)
5. A Tragic Tale (Herenna blah blah blah-Mary Sue)
6. Another Tragic Tale (Gary Stu)
7. A Lovely Poem
9. Twelve Days of a Wonderland Christmas(All characters)
10. I Am the Very Model of A Carrollian Individual (all characters)
11. An Epic Poem of Death and Tragedy in Three Parts(Sylvie and Bruno character-Arthur Forester)
12. The Most Tragic Tale Ever Told (Mary Sue. Tarrant shows up at the end.)
I also have a compilation of all my one shots : The Library At Marmoreal. This is currently In-Progress and will be updated sporadically.
I tend to write Stayne as 'nicer' than he is in the movie. My reason for this is because I believe that he was working for the Red Queen against his will. If you watch his eye, it's obvious that he despises her, and this comes to fruition when he attempts to kill her at the end of the movie. I also do not believe that he is the violent, misogynistic rapist that some writers seem to think he is. All he did was pin Alice to the wall, and she managed to get away quite easily. Then, once she got away-He never tried to go after her. Besides, he doesn't need to rape women. With his looks, he can have any lady he wants.
I have written three stories (Lex Talionis, Silent Justice, and Best Served Cold) where Stayne shows his dark side and teaches abusers lessons they will never forget. Both stories have warnings in the summary, so anyone uncomfortable with the subject matter doesn't have to read them and be shocked. In Best Served Cold, I also explore Tarrant's Dark Side.
The reason for these stories is this: While I do view Stayne as a good guy, I also recognized that he was not *completely* good. Instead, he is human, with flaws. He can be quite the scary person under the right circumstances.
*However*. DO NOT expect me to EVER write a story where Stayne becomes cruel and violent towards Alannah.
That's the wonderful thing about Crispin's acting-he made the Knave a truly three dimensional character, which is why I write him the way I do. He still has a bit of a darkness to him, but he simply uses it for good instead of evil.
On that same note, he will also never be an animal abuser in my stories. He's an accomplished horseman, and as a result he has great respect and affection for both Grey Star and Cathaoir, as well as Aine and Kaspar, and Badger.
And , yes, I KNOW I spell his name differently in my older stories. It's just too much trouble to go back into all my stories and edit one little letter, so I'm keeping it how it is. Sorry. :) You see, when I started writing I thought that's how his name was spelled. I've corrected myself in the newer stories, but I'm keeping the spelling in my old stories how it is.
Also, if you are going to leave me a review please make it something substantial. I can take criticism, both good and bad. Flamers will be fed to my pet Jabberwock, Fluffy.