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.
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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!
I adore Stephanie Beacham, so some of the fandoms I venture into are ones she's been involved in. There will be a Tenko piece from me soon, 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 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.
And I also started a Disney/sQ one-shot collection. Yep, I just keep coming up with ideas.
Old projects: I know what you might be thinking. What did you do with Moments Like This? Well, this has been weighing on me since the last time I updated it, and I know I promised numerous times to finish it. But with the way it sits now, I can't. While there were some good elements in it, I just feel like it's a train wreck, and I'm not sure there's any saving it...at least the way it is now. So seeing as I couldn't bring myself to update it in two years, I had to do away with it. Please know that doesn't mean it's gone forever. It's saved, and I will bring it back when I feel I can do it justice and not make it so sloppy. I hope you understand, and if you liked it the way it was, just PM me, and I'll be glad to send you a copy. I just didn't feel it was good enough, and I will not have a piece of writing on my profile I'm not proud of.
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.
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, there will be an eventual sequel to Boomerang, which I have been planning more in depth. The title is going to be kept a secret for the time being, but I hope people will love it as much as I do when it's finally posted.
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, darkaccalia520, do solemnly swear to review all the fics I read, regardless of the number of reviews, its age, or anything else. I have joined the review revolution.
I'm part of the review revolution. In other words, I believe in reviewing everything I read, regardless of anything else.
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.
As mentioned above, seaQuest takes my heart, I love seaQuest, but I don't love every aspect of the show. I have a liking for first season, unless it's AU. If Kristin doesn't appear in your story, odds are I won't read it. I'm also not a huge Lucas fan, so if your story focuses on Lucas, it really depends on the story.
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. I've had one too many altercations due to reviews in my fandom than I'd like and feel very blacklisted by the other writers because of this. I sometimes wonder what I'm doing wrong that no one reviews me. I do try my very best to write a good story, and it would be nice to get a little encouragement, which is why I used to try and review everyone...but I don't want the drama. If you are a writer in the seaQuest fandom and do want critique, let me know, and I'll gladly 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 need help accepting critique, visit this place for fabulous tips.
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.
I don't do review exchanges, though. The reason is that real life throws wrenches in the works all the time, and I don't want friendships ruined over something like reviews.
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.
Betaing: I do have a few people I beta for on a regular basis, but I'd be willing to take on a couple more, if you're serious about it. I'd be more likely to beta someone who writes in a fandom I know, but if you're simply looking for SPAG help, that's fine. I make no promises, but all I can say is PM me, and I'll see what I can do.
You can also find me at AO3: darkin520 I don't have much there different from this site, except one story. If you read it, please know it's too racy for this site, but it's not smut. Just know it's not for the faint of heart.
I do youtube fanvids because they help me with my story plotting: darkin520. I mainly focus on seaQuest, but I may branch out into other fandoms eventually.
You can also find me on Tumblr: darkin520
I also have a deviantart account. What you'll see there is mostly RLt forum-related things, but if you're interested: darkin520
I do frequent the forums here, mainly The RLt and WA, but I'm around a few others as well. Forums are a great way to meet people and to help with writing and reviewing, so if you're looking to improve those things, I recommend seeing what they're all about.
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: From mid-July until the beginning of September 2014, the RLt hosted an event known as The Big Bang in which members would encourage one another in their writing and gift illustrations and such. I received three illustrations and would like to show links here for anyone interested in them.
“Room for morals” --Photo manipulation by Esther Huffleclaw
Playlist by Esther Huffleclaw
Playlist/album covers by Cheile
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! :)