Author has written 29 stories for Harry Potter, Thor, Sky High, Avengers, Hunger Games, A song of Ice and Fire, Supernatural, Young Justice, Nightwing, Batman, Danny Phantom, Call of Duty, Gravity Falls, Assassin's Creed, Fast and the Furious, RWBY, Fullmetal Alchemist, Lord of the Rings, Everlost, Gone, and Arrow.
Hi everyone, it's time for a long overdue profile update! My name, at least to all of you here, is Illeana. I'm a college student right now so some weeks I'm crazy busy but I try to update the stories I'm working on as often as I can. That being said, life likes to throw me curve balls that either leave me without enough time to write or that send the plot bunnies running for cover for a time so, if you have a story you like that I've written and you see that it hasn't been updated for while, feel free to ask me about what's going on with it!
On the matter of adopting my stories, PM me about the ones that are listed as up for adoption in the lists below and I'll send you back all the chapters I have written so far and, if you would like, any concepts I still remember or anything I might have had planned. Once the story is adopted I'll post a notice inside the story and then, after a week or so people have time to check out the notice, I'll delete the story and make a note on my profile about who adopted it.
Any questions, comments, or just want to chat? Feel free to PM me or you can drop something in my mailbox at my tumblr!
Up For Adoption
None at the moment
A Piece of Advice for Writing Reviews
Hey everyone! As you all know, fanfiction writers love to get reviews. They brighten our days and tend to encourage us to continue the stories we have going. That being said, some of my close friends and I have been receiving some reviews lately that, likely unintentionally, discourage us. Therefore, I am going to offer some advice for potential reviewers that will hopefully help all you wonderful people cheer on authors as they write your favorite pieces.
1) Make your reviews more than a simple request for an update. We all know that it can be frustrating to wait a long time for the next update on our favorite story, but we also know that fanfiction writers have lives outside of writing fantastic works. Everyone only has so much time in a day, we don't get paid for writing fanfiction, and inspiration can be hard to come by, all of which can lead to sparse updates for a story. Under these circumstances, a review that says nothing more than "Update please" can be incredibly discouraging, because it tells an author that the only thing someone appreciates about their story is how fast they update. A good alternative to this might be writing something like "I can't wait to see what happens next" at the very end of your review.
This leads me to 2) Compliment the work. You obviously read every chapter of the work that the author has posted and then decided to review for a reason. Was it the characterization? Was it the alternate universe that the author created? Was it the attention to detail? Was it the behind the scenes look at a character's thought process in a chapter or episode? Tell the author. They can't read your mind, and receiving a review that details all the things you loved about the chapter or one-shot that they posted can give them a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.
Another thing you can include in a review is 3) Constructive criticism. Author's sometimes make mistakes in their stories, whether they've messed up their own continuity or simply stated that a character's hair was two completely different colors in the exact same scene, that don't get caught during the editing process. Politely pointing out these mistakes in an effort to help the author make their already great piece even better can help show that you care about their story. Unfortunately, there seem to be some misconceptions going around about what constructive criticism is, so I'm going to give you some basic dos and don'ts in an attempt to clear up the situation.
Do point out minor inconsistencies within a chapter, whether they are about a character's hair color or something that author writes in one chapter that contradicts something that happened in an earlier chapter. Do point out large plot holes that are not addressed within the story and that make it difficult for you to immerse yourself in the author's fictional world. Do point out confusing sentence structure, grammar, and missing, misspelled, or misused words within a chapter. Don't criticize an author on something that is not to your personal taste. By personal taste, I am referring to a situation or relationship that you, personally dislike. I am not talking about a relationship that you dislike because it seems thrown together at the last minute or unnatural, or a situation that you dislike because it makes the plot seem disjointed, because those are both pieces of constructive criticism that can help an author improve their piece. I am talking about a relationship that you dislike simply because you don't like seeing those two characters paired together or a plot twist you dislike because it wasn't what you would have chose. If you try to make an author change a plot point or relationship by demanding that the author conform to your personal tastes, you are discouraging the author from writing any more and trying to turn their story, which they've dedicated a large amount of time and effort to, into the story that you want written. Don't berate an author for mistakes they might have made. The author is not a perfect human, and yelling at them over a mistake won't make the author want to correct it or write more of the story you're reviewing.
To recap everything you've just read, there are three things you need to keep in mind when writing a review. 1) Make your reviews more than a simple request for an update. 2) Compliment their work. 3) Offer constructive criticism (and if you're ever questioning whether something is constructive criticism, take a look at the listed dos and don'ts in the paragraph above this one). Hopefully these tips will help you the next time you sit down to write a review!
My Current Projects
Bludhaven's Hero (Arrow/Nightwing)-After an argument with his mentor, eighteen year old Dick Grayson strikes out on his own in Bludhaven only to become trapped in the middle of a dark and twisted assassination plot. This story takes place during the first season of Arrow and the fourth chapter will bring the first meeting between Oliver Queen and Dick Grayson. Next Up: Episode Nine: Elusive Leads. Updates: On Haitus
Through a glass, darkly (Batman)-A series of drabbles imported from my tumblr about talon!Dick Grayson. Next Up: ?. Updates: Sporadic
The Darkest Day (Danny Phantom)-Danny Phantom may have saved the world from the disasteroid but his troubles are far from over. Deep within the Earth, something dark is stirring, and it will not be satisfied until it has destroyed everything that once stood in its path. Post Phantom Planet. Sequel to The Ultimate Enemy. Next Up: Chapter 12. Updates: Sporadic.
Straw Men (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3)- Shepherd may be dead, but the 141's trouble is far from over. They've been declared disavowed by a man who started a war for his own glory and Makarov won't stop hunting them until they're all dead. Sequel to The 141. Second in the Unnatural Series. Next Up: Five (Manhattan, New York). Updates: Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The Inevitability Fallacy (Gravity Falls)-The journal Dipper found in the woods wasn't alone. Years ago a creature was bound to protect it by the author, and she's about to be dragged along on a ride while the Pines twins discover the mysteries of Gravity Falls. Next Up: Chapter 11. Updates: Mondays
Ghost in the Machine (Assassin's Creed)-Desmond Miles died to save the world, but maybe he didn't have to. When an Apple of Eden shows a young Desmond his future, Minerva and Juno's game gets turned on its head. Next Up: Chapter Seventeen. Updates: Saturdays
The Replacement (Batman)- Jason Todd, the first Robin, is back from the dead with only one thing on his mind; vengeance. His quest to force Batman to end the life of the Joker ends up entangling the new Robin, recently orphaned Richard Grayson. The results are chaos, destruction, and brotherhood. First in a series. Alternate Universe. Expected Arrival Date: TBD
Robin Hood and Renegade (Batman)- Dick Grayson, a Talon on the run interrupts one of Deathstroke the Terminator's jobs and ends up becoming one of the family. A few years later, tough street kid Jason Todd steals the tires off the Batmobile, awakening both the curiosity and ire of Batman. Things just get stranger from there. Expected Arrival Date: TBD
The Blue Bird (Arrow/Nightwing)-Sequel to Bludhaven's Hero. Expected Arrival Date: TBD
In The Blood (The Expendables)-Fifteen years ago Barney Ross met Rebecca Warren. Now a mission from the CIA will bring his past back to haunt him. AU of the first movie. Slight crossover with RED (because the opportunity was too good to miss). Expected Arrival Date: TBD
Rewind (Call of Duty: Black Ops/ Black Ops II)- A week after the successful capture of Raul Menedez, David Mason finds himself involved in an accident that catapults him backwards in time, to his father's arrival in Vietnam. Struggling to keep his real identity a secret, David is pulled into the mission to eliminate Dragovich, all while dealing all the ways the incidents of the Menedez mission have changed him. Expected Arrival Date: TBD
Wolf and Lion (A Song of Ice and Fire)- Adopted by I.C.2014. The story can be found here.
Current AO3 Project(s)
I'm also on Archive of Our Own and here's what I'm working on there...
Justice League Beginnings- A retelling of the formation of the Justice League taking influence from Arrow, Batman Begins, The Flash, and various other cartoons, movies, and comics.
Pack- A series of AU drabbles centered around the Expendables universe. And werewolves. I have nothing more to say for myself.
Trouble- A now slightly AU sequel to Macx's Tainted universe.