Author has written 75 stories for Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time, Hunger Games, Avatar: Last Airbender, Star Wars, Torchwood, Firefly, Legend of Korra, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Web Shows, Sarah Jane Adventures, Ironman, and Avengers.
I'm MayFairy, and I'm a Kiwi. I'm twenty, and my life is basically writing and music (and uni, somewhat reluctantly). You can find me on tumblr as evilqueenofgallifrey, and I'm over on AO3 as MayFairy too.
My avatar is currently Ahsoka from Star Wars because she's the damn love of my life. Main character of the prequel series as far as I'm concerned.
Quick summary of a few of my fandoms:
Doctor Who ruined my life, but in a good way. There will never be anything to compare it to or any way to explain why it means so much to me, but it does. It's magical and the characters are all my babies and the whole story of it just takes my breath away.
Whedonverse is a cool thing (Tara Maclay, Anya Jenkins, Kaylee Frye and Adelle Dewitt are forever under my protection).
I've fallen off Once Upon A Time because I could only tolerate such terrible writing and forced heteronormativity for so long, but I will always be Swan Queen af because they are soul mates and utter perfection.
I'm Star Wars af. All of it. Love all the movies despite the varying faults they ALL have (yes original trilogy and your one decent female character and one black guy, I'm looking at you).
My kink is shows that don't kill off their lesbians/queer ladies.
And yes, I write OC stuff. Why? I have two main reasons. In terms of Aliya, my main/DW OC, the first is this:
-my original plan for the story (Deafening Silence) and the series that has come from it (HOotD) was just for a Time Lord to have survived. I hadn't really watched any Classic Who back then, and so I made up my own Time Lord. Had I been familiar with her at the time, or even really aware of her existence, I would have used Romana. In terms of where the story has ended up I'm glad I didn't, though, given that I quickly realised that I wanted to play with the Doctor's character in terms of how he would interact with someone who had known him a long time (I'm talking a LONG time, so Romana wouldn't have actually been able to give me that).
- it also wasn't even going to be Doctor/OC, I was going to stick to Doctor/River (not that I didn't anyway) and just have the Doctor and Aliya be besties. But as the characters developed of their own accord it just ended up working out a bit differently and that's how Aliya's history and story came to be how it is. Which, actually, still has their friendship as being what I and they consider to be most crucial aspect of their relationship, just not the only aspect.
Now, the general reason I write OCs:
I want to be a writer. An honest to god, publishing original novels writer (because obviously I already am a writer, just not of that kind). And the funny thing about that is one has to create their own characters. So, why not practice with fanfiction, by just having one or a few original characters amidst all these others that have been created for you? It works well as practice, and is thoroughly enjoyable. Also, they can be used to explore different sides of canon characters that no currently existing canon character could let you explore (so long as you're not pulling them out of character).
This has worked for me. I've grown as a writer over the last five years or so and Aliya's grown with me (and then I went back and fixed any of her questionable earlier aspects), to the point where I feel very comfortable saying that I (and a lot of others) think she's a fantastic, vivid, flawed, genuine character, who is very close to my heart.
(I've actually been told that some of my readers tend to forget she's not a canon Doctor Who character.)
Oh, and I ran my OCs through the Mary Sue Litmus test infinite times to be sure that they aren't Mary Sues (because while, yes, the idea of a Mary Sue is actually often a very sexist criticism of female characters, they are also real things in the crappier side of fanfic). Aliya, for the record, doesn't score even close (and neither do any of the others).
Note on the Halfway Out of the Dark series:
I started this project quite a long time ago now. Back when I had no idea what the ace spectrum was. Back when I thought the Master and myself were straight. *laughs* Oh boy, did I have a lot to learn. While the HOotD series' main two relationships both involve the Doctor and a woman, and that hasn't changed, I've done some major revision in basically every other area in terms of diversifying the story, which funnily enough, didn't change anything crucial to the plot but certainly served to make the story better as a whole.
Ace and demisexual (panromantic) Time Lords. Looms (kinda). Changing two of Aliya's past regenerations to be WoC when I realised how lame it was that they were all white. Making a large number of the secondary characters LGBT (not much of a change considering Torchwood canon but still). A genderfluid character for one of the original arcs in IBTS, with another very important genderfluid/non-binary character planned for much later in the series.
And on top of that apparently my original adventure arcs are good. Okay, self-promotion over.
The Halfway Out of the Dark series (my main fanfiction project) - for chronological/reading order reference:
- Before It Turned To Dust - in progress/on a sort of hiatus due to needing some major revision (until its fixed, please start with Deafening Silence) - covers Academy through Classic series to Time War - Doctor/OC (sometimes romantic sometimes platonic), mainly Theta, some 4, 5, and 8, but all Doctors will be featured
- Deafening Silence - complete - large canon divergence/AU from Big Bang onwards - 11/River with mentions of past Doctor/OC and some eventual onesided 11/OC
- In Between The Shadows - complete - covers AU Series 6 arc plus original adventures - gradual 11/OC
- Path of the Not Quite Lost - in progress - contains 7a AUs but is otherwise entirely original adventures - background 11/OC but mostly gen
- 4th installment, name to be confirmed - not yet in progress
- 5th installment, pending whether 4th becomes too long - not confirmed
Canon Oneshots/Companion Pieces:
- Arguing Again - complete - set between DS and IBTS - platonish 11/OC
- Unobserved - in progress - outtakes from PotNQL that couldn't be shown because of the limited POV aka Jay not being present - 11/OC (with some later 11/River/OC)
AU Oneshots/Companion Pieces:
- A Perfect First Christmas - 11/OC - a slight divergence from HOotD canon, just dumb fluff written before its time really
- Legacy - early IBTS canon divergence - 11/OC and Clara/OC friendship, angsty but with a nice ending
- Marry Your Best Friend - kind of 11/OC but meant to be platonic
- One of the Uses for Tony Stark's Bedrooms - small Iron Man crossover, definitely not canon in regards to HOoTD, old and totally self indulgent - 11/OC
AU Multi-Chapter Companion Pieces:
- Precipitant Reunion - in progress/sort of on hiatus - post BITtD - 9/OC - AU
My OTP's are:
Doctor/River, Twelve/Clara (mostly queerplatonic, but I read romantic fic because logic?), Twelve/Missy, Doctor/Romana, Vastra/Jenny, Ian/Barbara, Nyssa/Tegan, The Master/The Rani, Kate Stewart/The Rani, Twelve/Missy/Clara (OT3), Eight/Charley (queerplatonic)
Han/Leia, Rey/Finn/Poe (OT3), Kylo/Hux, Anakin/Padme, Ahsoka/Ventress (pending my finishing TCW)
Willow/Tara, Spuffy, Buffy/Faith, Mal/Inara
Once Upon A Time:
Swan Queen aka Emma/Regina
The Hunger Games:
Steve/Peggy, Peggy/Angie, Scarlet Witch/Vision, Natasha/Clint, Sam/T'Challa, Fitz/Simmons
Harley/Ivy, Wonder Woman/being single, Bruce/Selina
This is not remotely all my ships, just my top ones. I ship almost everything. Except Captain Swan and Reylo because I love myself and I love Emma Swan and Rey and know they deserve better than trashy hot males they have no reason to be interested in.
On Doctor Who:
- I have no time for Moffat hate when 96% of it comes from ignorance of the Classic series/acting like RTD era is the baseline of all DW, or not recognising how much Moffat has grown even just in the years he has been showrunner. He has learned from his mistakes and worked hard to increase the diversity in the show, and is currently one of the only writers treating his queer female characters well.
- Rose Tyler is great but not the be-all end-all of companions.
- Ten being your favourite Doctor is fine, but acting like he is inarguably the best Doctor is not. There's no such thing as "the best" Doctor, there's only who appeals to you the most personally. Every single Doctor to date is fantastic.
- On that subject, Six is bloody amazing (if you doubt me, go check out his audios) and the most precious mother hen in egotist's clothing. Colin Baker is a gift to this damn world.
- Liz Shaw and Vicki Pallister are the most underrated companions of all time.
- Everyone at UNIT was shagging. It's just a thing. (See, UNIT Dating Controversy, but not the one about dates, the other one.)
- If you think the Doctor is a heterosexual cisgender male, you are officially a delusioned Straight and I'm not entirely sure we're watching the same show. (Ace spectrum Doctor is everything and more or less canon, okay?)
- Bernice Summerfield was River's first wife and Clara was her second. Fight me on this.
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