Ooshka
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Joined 04-13-10, id: 2326957, Profile Updated: 01-28-14
Author has written 20 stories for Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries, and Once Upon a Time.

Having completed my first story now, I thought I'd better put something here! So, those who've read my story will have picked up I'm from New Zealand. Yeah, it's a long way from anywhere and we talk funny. I think my story is pretty typical, I started watching True Blood but got curious about the books and had to look them up online (I like to look everything up online). I thought maybe I'd read 3 or 4 and get bored because generally I don't read books that form a series. Yeah, I read them all. And then I found the whole fan fiction thing, which I love - it's so interesting seeing what everyone writes. I got slightly obsessive. Then I tried writing and I got really obsessed by that. My ironing pile is suffering. I'm on maternity leave at the moment and I think my husband is starting to wonder what I do all day...

So that's me. If anyone ever wants to know anything about my writing or New Zealand, just PM me. Seriously, save me from the laundry.

Ooshka.


Order of Stories

In case anyone out there is starting from scratch, here's the order in which to read the stories I've written -

Homestay

Home for Christmas

Homecoming

Home Again

Home is Where the Heart Is

Home Truths

I also have two one-shots featuring the same characters (Eric Northman is Not Hot! and The Naming of Things), these will make sense if you'd read Homestay right through, including the epilogue, but you don't necessarily need to have read any of the other stories. The story Things I'll Never Understand is from Lorena's point of view, within the Homestay universe.


Right, so there was a request to hear what we sound like. Normal I think is the answer to that one, but anyway, I dug these out of Youtube.

This is from our Breakfast TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWtfbN5af4c&feature=channel

These two are promos for NZ TV shows. I picked them because they're also filmed in Auckland so you get to see a bit of the city (although none of it is Mt Eden). I would warn though, not to watch if bad language, nudity, sex, talking about sex or violence is going to offend you. Basically if you hate True Blood on TV you wouldn't like this, especially the second one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbm5Rkg1slY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OklclPee5KM&feature=related

I also found this which is a tourism video for Auckland, full of lots of pretty pictures. It's useful if you want to get an idea of how our harbour looks, with the city centre situated right on it. Yeah, we're lucky!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxy0NHYV9ew&feature=related

Links for Chapter 5 of Home Again

Eric's t-shirt

http://www.mrvintage.co.nz/shop/MENS/T-SHIRTS/LONGESTDRINKMENST-SHIRTGRY.html The image on the men's is a bit unclear though, so if you really want to see the logo, look at this link to the women's version http://www.mrvintage.co.nz/shop/WOMENS/T-SHIRTS/LONGESTDRINKWOST-SHIRTWHT.html

Sookie's t-shirt

http://www.mrvintage.co.nz/shop/WOMENS/V-NECKS/NZTIKITOURWOMENSV-NECK.html

Design of the Maori Flag -

http://www.tpk.govt.nz/en/consultation/maoriflag/tinorangatiratanga/

NZ slang to American dictionary

http://www.nz.com/new-zealand/guide-book/language/dictionary.aspx

L&P advert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVYsHLQin_g

Playlist of Songs

Home Again – Shihad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGdTUG0TGVI&feature=fvw

So True – The Black Seeds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDyUcmoIkl0&feature=related

Down in Splendour – Straitjacket Fits

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlVQyJHBKzY

Dance Stamina – Pluto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1_E2w4Fs0

Buck it Up – Goodshirt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg6sE1i5UAc&feature=related

Wandering Eye – Fat Freddy’s Drop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCJg63SziL4

Always on my Mind – Tiki Taane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3euc9pmst4M

Why Does Love do this to Me? – The Exponents

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9F8nh3MvTc

Welcome Home – Dave Dobbyn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQlVmvXAGLI


Links for Chapter 13 of Home is Where the Heart Is

Sookie's dress

http://www.annahstretton.co.nz/shop/custommade/LD732TinRoseDress.html

This gives you an idea of weddings at Piha, I based the lodge Sookie & Eric use off this one

http://www.pihabeach.co.nz/Black_Sand_Weddings_.htm

Eric's ring - you'll have to scroll through to picture 10 of the gallery, but the top ring in that picture has the Koru design.

http://www.jewellersworkshop.co.nz/ring_design.html

Links for Chapter 28 of Home is Where the Heart Is

Sookie's jewellery stand

http://www.kina.co.nz/product.asp?id=7814

Sookie's print

http://www.kina.co.nz/product.asp?id=8156

Eric's t-shirt

http://www.billitees.co.nz/mens/merino-and-sweatshirting/wlygdteeweta.html

Beige brigade shirt

http://www.beigebrigade.co.nz/catalog/popup_image.php?pID=28


Why Homestay Eric remains terminally confused...

This is a blog post from an actual American living in NZ who has discovered that we say it's English, but it's really not the same language at all...

http://youngadventuress.com/2014/01/new-zealand-slang.html


Links for A Southern Fried Christmas

The Gruen Transfer TV Show Pitch - Invade New Zealand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv8bkYKbMo0

Boh Runga Tui earrings - http://www.nzmint.com/jewellery/shop-online/tui-earring


Link for Pam's dress in chapter 28 of Be There

http://www.trelisecooperonline.com/estore/style/cp5061-03.aspx?c=339

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Prairie Lullaby reviews
Western historical AU. In a bid to secure a more settled life for herself and her son, Emma Swan travels to Kansas as the mail-order bride of Liam Jones. Her dreams of a peaceful life are shattered when she finds herself married to his brother Killian, a man who appears to offer her anything but the quiet life she'd dreamed of. Where will this not-so-happy-ending take them?
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 99,845 - Reviews: 365 - Favs: 204 - Follows: 563 - Updated: 4/27 - Published: 6/19/2014 - [Emma S., Killian Jones/Captain Hook]
Kind Hearts and Cat Flaps reviews
Emma Swan wasn't a cat person, but she'd come to appreciate her cat. That didn't mean she needed another one hanging around, especially not a noisy, geriatric, thief with no appreciation of personal space. And she definitely wasn't sure about the cat's owner, Killian Jones. But just because everyone leaves in the end, does it really mean you can't be happy now? Modern AU.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 52,605 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 238 - Updated: 3/6 - Published: 12/18/2014 - [Emma S., Killian Jones/Captain Hook]
Dover Beach reviews
Lieutenant Duckling AU. Falling off a boat into the sea is one thing, being rescued by a Lieutenant who keeps insisting its actually a ship is something else. Stuck together and far from home, Princess Emma and Lieutenant Jones are about to discover that sometimes it takes learning about someone else to really get to know yourself.
Once Upon a Time - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 20,281 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 140 - Updated: 11/9/2014 - Published: 10/17/2014 - [Emma S., Killian Jones/Captain Hook]
Be There reviews
AH/OOC Sookie Stackhouse knows that the best way out of a small town is to have a plan. She just doesn't know her plans are about to change. A burlesque class, a re-opened landmark, and a few new faces in town take Sookie in a direction she never planned on. All SPOV.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 33 - Words: 259,691 - Reviews: 751 - Favs: 172 - Follows: 306 - Updated: 2/24/2014 - Published: 10/7/2012 - [Eric, Sookie] - Complete
The Chain reviews
Canon characters. Set three years after DEA. Eric is back in Louisiana, perhaps for the last time. Some ties can never really be severed, and Eric is intent on visiting what once was his. No E&S HEA.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 4 - Words: 20,166 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 10/28/2013 - Published: 10/22/2013 - Eric, Pam, Sookie - Complete
L is for Lover, Z is for Zombie reviews
AH/OOC Side-story from the Homestay universe, a belated birthday present for peppermintyrose. A barbecue, a zombie horde and the fact that Sookie, just once, wants to be the princess and not the frog make for a very action-packed weekend for the family!
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 17,865 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 9/10/2013 - Published: 6/6/2013 - [Eric, Sookie]
Gumby reviews
Years after a messy and painful break up with Eric, Sookie discovers that clean breaks are difficult and sometimes the door you think you've shut forever won't always stay closed. What happens when Eric's daughter Pam unexpectedly turns up one day? AH OOC. IWTS entry 2013. Winner 1st place Judge's pick.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,900 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 31 - Published: 7/9/2013 - Eric, Pam, Sookie - Complete
A Southern Fried Christmas reviews
AH/OOC All Sookie Stackhouse wants is a nice Christmas day with her friends. Lunch on the deck, and an afternoon on the beach. Should be simple when you live in New Zealand, right? But things don't go according to plan and Sookie's Christmas is nothing like she expected. And who the hell invited the Australian guy, anyway? Sookie's Secret Santa story written for Cutiekins.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 23,804 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 13 - Published: 12/26/2012 - [Sookie, Eric] - Complete
Home Truths reviews
AH/OOC Continuation of the series that started with Homestay. Follows Home is Where the Heart is. Eric and Sookie cope with their growing family, and a few legacies from Eric's past.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 75 - Words: 460,024 - Reviews: 957 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 10/12/2012 - Published: 10/4/2011 - [Eric, Sookie] - Complete
Trigger Happy reviews
Entry for IWTS 2012. Eric Northman – bar-owner, husband, and father – is a man under pressure. And his night is about to get worse. Just how trigger happy is Victor Madden, anyway? AH/OOC Based on the Lloyd Cole song of the same name. Winner 1st place Judge's pick.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,991 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 8/10/2012 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Eric, Victor - Complete
Undressed reviews
Entry for IWTS 2012. An engagement party, a train ride, and a deep desire not to turn into Bill Compton have all led Eric Northman to the biggest test of his life. Just what will it take for him to pass? AH/OOC Based on the Lloyd Cole song of the same name.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,541 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 14 - Published: 7/7/2012 - [Eric, Sookie] - Complete
Hole in the River reviews
AH/OOC In a small town, in 1950's New Zealand, Hunter Savoy is a boy trying to make sense of the adult world. Everyone keeps secrets. But the biggest secret of all might be what's hiding in the river. One-shot.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,548 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/20/2012 - Hunter - Complete
Home is Where the Heart Is reviews
AH/OOC Continuation of the series that began with Homestay. Follows Home Again. Eric and Sookie head towards their Civil Union and other relationship milestones.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 110 - Words: 693,630 - Reviews: 1745 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 9/25/2011 - Published: 11/11/2010 - [Eric, Sookie] - Complete
Things I'll Never Understand reviews
AH/OOC Side story for Homestay. Lorena does her weekly shopping and dwells far too much on her past.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,826 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/27/2011 - Lorena - Complete
Home Again reviews
AH/OOC Next story in the series that started with Homestay. Follows on from Homecoming. Jason comes to stay and Sookie rediscovers her inner Kiwi chick.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 37,878 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 11/9/2010 - Published: 10/27/2010 - [Eric, Sookie] - Complete
Homecoming reviews
AH Sequel to Homestay and Home for Christmas. Eric leaves New Zealand and goes back to the States. How does everyone cope with the distance?
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 75,831 - Reviews: 337 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 10/25/2010 - Published: 9/27/2010 - [Eric, Sookie] - Complete
The Naming of Things reviews
AH Features characters from Homestay and Home for Christmas. Sookie and Eric discuss the family's names. How did Pam end up with hers? Rated M for language.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,419 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/24/2010 - [Eric, Sookie] - Complete
Eric Northman is Not Hot! reviews
AH One-shot featuring the characters from Homestay and Home for Christmas. Sookie tries to have a mother-daughter chat with Amelia and finds out some things are not hereditary. M for language and lemons.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,040 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/22/2010 - [Eric, Sookie] - Complete
Home For Christmas reviews
Sequel to Homestay. What happens next for Eric and Sookie?
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 30 - Words: 110,990 - Reviews: 454 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 9/20/2010 - Published: 8/6/2010 - [Eric, Sookie] - Complete
Homestay reviews
AH/OOC Set in New Zealand. Eric is a consultant sent to work on a project, Sookie is the contractor they hire to provide the data he needs. Can the pair of them overcome their histories and make it work?
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 33 - Words: 104,977 - Reviews: 477 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 8/2/2010 - Published: 7/7/2010 - [Eric, Sookie] - Complete