Author has written 60 stories for SeaQuest, Harry Potter, RENT, X-Men: The Movie, Ironman, Sherlock, Avengers, Bad Girls, Nightcomers, and Final Fantasy I-VI.
Hello, hello, and welcome to my profile. I go by darkin or dark. Really, I don't mind what I'm called as long as it's not insulting.
I am involved in a new forum and would love it if you gave it a try: The Writing Virtues. Other forums I frequent are Writers Anonymous and The Hostile Takeover. You can also find me at AO3, tumblr, youtube, and deviantart under darkin520.
My preferred fandom is seaQuest...and probably always will be. I may occasionally stray into other fandoms, but seaQuest will always have my heart. My favorite character is Kristin Westphalen, and she is almost always a feature in all my seaQuest stories, although I obviously include the whole crowd. I'm also a huge Nathan and Kristin shipper!
My earlier works may not be the best, but I like to think I improve with every story. Please know that I am slowly cleaning up my older works. However, there are some things I won't fix. The reason is to show readers how much I have improved since the beginning.
I adore Stephanie Beacham, so some of the fandoms I venture into are ones she's been involved in. I am working on an eventual Tenko piece , and a few of you have been asking me to do a Boomers piece. I will try one eventually; I just don't have an idea yet. Hopefully, once the next season airs, I'll come up with something.
I do take some plotbunnies and create stories out of them, but I don't use every plotbunny suggested to me. The ones I will do usually involve Kristin and Nathan in some way. If you do have a suggestion, all I can say is to try me and see. But also know I have a lot of plotbunnies of my own and those take precedence.
Current projects: My current WIP is In Justice For All; I know it's slow in progressing, but I promise it's all planned. It's more a matter of finding the time to write, but I promise it will be finished. All in due time. I also started a Disney/sQ one-shot collection.
I don't really have a set schedule for one-shots/two-shots. Those come to me out of the blue, and I will write them when I get the chance. Also, I will write them while doing WIP's as my WIP's tend to be very angsty, and my one-shots are usually the opposite. I need happy one-shots to keep me sane and balanced or I get sad.
Old projects: Moments Like This is being revised and will be reposted at some point.
Upcoming projects: I promised myself I wouldn't start this until after Justice is complete, but my next story will be one of those 'Why did Kristin leave stories?' I know I have a few of those, but this one I've never seen written ever. It would involve Kristin having amnesia with a twist. That's all I can say without spoilers at the moment, but it will be entitled A Familiar Taste of Poison.
Also, due to a special request, there will be a story similar to Nothing Else Matters (an AO3-only story). The new story will end up being MA, so it will be on AO3 as well, but I'm hoping to be able to make earlier chapters T-rated to post them here. It will be entitled The Unforgiven.
On the subject of reviews: I'm part of the review revolution. In other words, I believe in reviewing everything I read. I do review 99.9 % of everything I read, even when I'm fandom blind. That other one percent? It's because I have nothing nice to say.
I also believe in giving the sort of reviews I'd like to receive: constructive criticism. I realize not everyone wants that, so I have refrained from reviewing as much in my own fandom for that reason, since I've found not everyone cares for those types of reviews. If you are a writer in the seaQuest fandom and do want critique, let me know, and I'll try to oblige. But it would be nice if you're reading my work, to drop a review in return. If we don't want this fandom to die, we need to work together.
My review style is not malicious, but if there's one thing I have to say, it isn't always a rose garden. Remember that when I critique, I am only critiquing your story, not you as a person, and critique is only meant to help you be a better writer.
If you leave me a review, I will leave you an appreciative reply, either via PM or on an author's note if you're an anon reviewer. If you follow or favorite, I kindly thank you, but I won't write you a personal reply. I do appreciate the fact you liked something I've done, though.
If you enjoy my work, I'd love to know what you think about it. I welcome all reviews, even if you think I'm the worst writer on the planet. I can't fix anything unless I'm told. I value concrit like gold and am always trying to improve. Like any writer here, I love reviews.
In addition to the stories currently listed on my profile, I also have a few stories in forum collaborations:
That Loving Feeling (seaQuest)
The Road To Hell (Avengers)
Godspeed and Sweet Dreams (Harry Potter)
Lost Souls (seaQuest)--This has the original ending other than what is posted on my profile. For a dark twist, read this one.
And Justice For All Extras:
"Room for Morals" photo manipulation can be fond under atwojay (Esther Huffleclaw on FFN) on deviantart.
And Justice For All playlist can be found under Draco's Dreamer (Cheile on FFN) on Live Journal, the August 30th, 2014 post.
Recognitions and Awards:
The Reviews Lounge, Too 2014 Reviewer's Choice Awards Best Gift!fic winner: The Road To Hell
The Reviews Lounge, Too 2015 Reviewer's Choice Awards Best Drama winner: Angels At War
I haven't much else to say at the moment. If you have questions, go ahead and PM me. I'll be happy to talk to you. Also, I appreciate your interest in me and my stories! :)