Author has written 14 stories for Harry Potter, and Stargate: SG-1.
Hi! Thanks for taking the time to find out a little about me.
Update on me:
Well, 2013 was a really bad year for my family health wise. Two major deaths and lots of recovery for many members and a "little" PTSD for me, that I am slowly working through and starting to get my muse back. If there is still interest in Generations, I think I am going to start working on it again. I know I will have lost a lot of wonderful readers and especially reviewers of the Nightmare arc. I don't blame people for not coming back.
Obviously I am a major Harry Potter fan, but am somewhat disappointed with the lack of Ron and Hermione story. So I like to fill in the gaps. I am also a major scifi nut and feeling the loss of no Star Trek on TV, have discovered SG1. WooHoo! Lots of fun there. It was Fems from SG1 fanfic who convinced me to start publishing. So if you like my stories, thanks go to her as well. Can't wait for new Star Trek movie!! ...and OMG!!! More Star Wars movies coming!! WooHoo!! I can't wait to take my kids to one in the theatre. I was too young to go to Star Wars when it came out and got to see all the merchandising on Saturday morning cartoons, know all their names and know nothing of the story...Isn't home entertainment options great!! My kids know everything about Star Wars...plus, Mommy got the Lego Death Star for Xmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How awesome is that?!
Personal: I have a fantastic hubby, and two wonderful sons. I live in Canada. Fanfic turned into a wonderful escape during some sleepless nights. I guess that's why I was so reluctant to publish for so long; I thought they would be rather "sleepy" work. I never knew fanfic existed until about March-April 2010.
Favourite authors: JK Rowling, Dan Brown, Shakespeare, Jane Austen(influences on my fic titles), Pierre Berton. Can we convince Brad Wright to write the novel Revolutions since MGM won't make the movie now? It's time Carter and O'Neill get together, seriously!!
Favourites in Movie Entertainment: Casablanca, Star Trek, Star Wars (esp. Empire) , Indiana Jones (1 & 3), The Princess Bride, Ever After, When Harry Met Sally, Apollo 13, Harry Potter (d'uh!) Hitch, Toy Story 2, How to Train Your Dragon, Tangled("Frying pans! Who knew!?"), Pirates of the Carribean (1).
Favourite TV: MASH, Friends, Big Bang Theory, Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis, Game of Thrones, Castle--not a fan of "reality" shows. People are just idiots enjoying their 10 minutes of fame on those. I have little to no respect whatsoever for them.
Favourite Food Group: Chocolate. Is there another?
Favourite name of a king in history: Leotychides of Sparta. Honestly, how can you not love that name?! Makes me wanna go tickle someone. If I ever get a dog, maybe that will be a contender for a name. The mouse at work is named Winston.
Favourite characters to read about, but am challenged to write for: Ron Weasley, and the incredibly layered Jack O'Neill.
Why? Both are so funny, but hide true feelings and enormous heart with humour. I love having them open up, but love the challenge of keeping true to the characters as new facets appear, cause, seriously, I'm just not as funny as them!
Am considering writing for Han Solo too right now after reading The Courtship of Princess Leia which was more than a tad amusing. Love Star Wars extended universe. Obviously we all sorta do, or we wouldn't be writing fanfics would we?! Can't wait for more movies!!! But am nervous of including the original trio. I sorta want them to by young forever.
Actually, Ron and Hermione, Sam and Jack, and Han and Leia are all the same couple--straight laced smart, strong woman with a cocky, heart of gold guy who makes her relax a little and she makes him up his game. Perhaps I should expand my universe!!
My favourite Ronmione (I hate that word) fic is on Mugglenet, "Scenes from Shell Cottage" by WeasleyMom. So well written, emotion drips from the screen. What a great story! And I just visited Mugglenet again and she has more incredible work there, that that *ing site won't let me comment on because it always crashes. But if WeasleyMom ever reads this, she has a BIG FAN here.
Me and FanFic History: The first fic I wrote was Hermione's Worst Nightmare and am very proud and humbled by the response it has received. The reviews are what encouraged me to keep going and publish more. For fitting in with cannon, I am most proud of Muggle Born Revenge. I know they have small errors in them and I am tempted to go back and tweak them, but I also like to see how my writing has improved--well, hopefully. Although, I did write Sirius' name wrong in one fic and it irks me no end. But...to go back and change it would be like making Greedo shoot at Han Solo first which all know didn't happen!
Favourite Stargate SG1 fic is "Lost" by Fems. THIS IS HOW IT IS DONE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! Super research incorporated, incredible detail to all facets. If you don't know Stargate (don't base it on the movie, the TV show is sooooo much better) keep Gateworld or StargateWiki at your side to answer a few questions along the way. I did and turned into a BIG Stargate fan as a result of this story. Youtube "Stargate funny O'Neill Moments" and you'll see why Jack is such fun, or "Sam and Jack" for all sorts of clips of love denied. Heartbreaking! Yup, I'm a sap! Make the third movie already, MGM!!! Or...Brad Wright, please write the novel Revolutions and put us die hards out of our misery.
Reviews: I truly appreciate reviews that say if there is something in particular you liked, i.e. backstory, secondary characters, the situations, if I've described something that actually resonnates well with you, and suggestions. I also really appreciate a review when the story has been out for a while. Apparently, people don't think they matter once the story is not in motion anymore. Couldn't be further from the truth. In fact it deepens the pride and the want to please an audience further and write more.
REVEIEW SUGGESTIONS: I re-wrote Meet The Press because of one person's suggestion. And... I completely re-wrote Australian R & R, doubled the original length due to a reader's challenge, yes the incredible KariAnn1222. Living Arrangements had to follow suit, obviously. So they really are important to me.
I write in my head--during my drive to work and then someday I jot a few notes down. Seriously, I have actually done whole conversations in my head while I'm stuck in traffic. I must look funny when I suddenly laugh at an idea. I seem to wake up already thinking of how to write something, so apparently now I'm dreaming fanfic.
1. Hermione's Worst Nightmare,
1a. Loose Ends
1b. Love and Lament
1c. Meet the Press
2. Australian R & R(M)
3. Living Arrangements (M) (I don't know why FFN printed some parts the way it did. Frustrating. You'll know what I'm talking about when you see it.)
3a. Home Sweet Home
4. Generations (Coming Soon)
Ron is growing up in these fics. He's still Ron, but he has direction in his life and the security of a strong love that grounds him. He just can't be the same insecure 18 year old from DH by the time you get to Living Arrangements. Nor do I think Hermione, as she matures, would stay with him if he didn't.
Other fics in the queue (i.e. I've done 2-3 drafts so far) include An AU fic, working title: Generations--Ron and Hermione dealing with Death Eater reprisals after a break out at Azkaban--This story is newly set up in L.A. and continues the Nightmare thread. It is dark, however, and I've had lots of crap happen to me and my family lately and am in no rush to go into Death Eater minds at the moment. Right now I am recharging my writing batteries and reading SGA fics.
Another fic where Dumbledore convinces McGonnagall to join the Order of the Phoenix and a HBP based one where Ron and Hermione make up after the poisoning.
SG1--I have two stories half finished. Technical stuff scares me though, so pretty much have to stick to the relationships. Hence, they remain unpublished until I get over this fear a little more.
Now that I am an avid SGA fan, and Rodney and Jennifer "shipper" I may have to write for them.
Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando: No spoilers to worry about here. Visited in March 2012.
HOLY COW!!! AWESOME! I can't say how wonderful it was to walk up to Hogwarts Castle. Took tons of pictures of it. The Forbidden Journey ride was absolutely out of this world, and for a girl who gets motion sickness watching her kids play MarioKart Wii, I did all right. Had some chocolate afterwards, it really helps--felt like Lupin in Azkaban, but chocolate really does calm my stomach. Anyhow, 2 hours in line--plan to eat your lunch in line to pass the time and stop kids from complaining. At least there was lots of shade. Once in the castle there was so much to see, that the last 20 minutes didn't feel like a line up at all. Friends told me go on often, as the spells the trio do change. I had subjected my kids to the line up once, that was enough. No shade for Flight of the Hippogriff. Brutal.
BUTTERBEER: Actually quite good, but a tad too sweet for me--BRAIN FREEZE! There was a double line-up, on either side of a gigantic keg, both over 100 feet long. Incredible.
MUSIC: Seriously? With 8 movies worth of music, there really wasn't much variety. Hedwig's theme(2 hours of it in line), and one from GoF stood out. Why wasn't Fred and George's theme in Zonko's at some point? Or the great music from OoTP when Harry and Tonks race over the Thames?
Wands: Overpriced...$30. Drop the price and I'd buy all of them--well at least 7. I only bought 3.
Forbidden Journey Store: Good, but it is so dark in there it's hard to see the merchandise. NO FEMININE CLOTHING!!!! The only white shirt had dementors written on it. I had orders from home from little girls who wanted Hogwarts shirts in white, and/or purple backgrounds. Something feminine at least. Nope. Just a garnet Griffindor shirt with gold reflectors on it. That's as feminine as it got. Boy did they lose money from me. I was so prepared to spend about $500 at least. This is my obsession after all. Nope, spent less than $200. Mugs didn't have any pics on them that haven't been out in the stores with OoTP on them--bought at the HP Exhibit--and the pictures came off, so I was ready to buy new ones.
Other stores: So packed you could hardly move in them. Poor customer flow, so I didn't bother buying a rediculously overpriced chocolate frog which I really wanted to do, hoping to get a character card. Just made me claustrophobic and desperate to get out. Line up to get into the Owl Post store was 80 feet long. Sorry, not with kids in tow.
Traffic flow: Dreadful!!!!
Thanks for dropping by. Hope my writing fills a few holes in the novels for you. It turned out to be a great tension release, dare I say therapy, for me.
And please feel free to PM me with a recommendation of a story or author you think I'd enjoy on HP, SG1 or SGA. Personally, I recommend Fems and especially Polrobin for SG1, KariAnn1222 for HP. However, since FFN bumped one of her best works, she moved most of her stuff to Ao3--recommend The Waiting Place--awesome work! and Hallowed Hearts: A Deathly Hallows Subplot.
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