Author has written 5 stories for Sailor Moon, Twilight, and Captain America.
Favorite authors: JK Rowling, Brandon Sanderson, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Julie Garwood, Jane Austen, (in case you haven't noticed, I'm a romantic at heart), Mark Twain, Robert Frost (in poetry), Chaim Potok, Meg Cabot, Jennifer Crusie, Marjorie M'Liu, Hawthorne and lots lots more.
Favorite Fandoms: Harry Potter, Avengers, Star Trek, Twilight, Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock- those are the main ones.
I AM DISCLAIMING THIS AS MY OPINION, AND ONLY THAT.
I have recently had an epiphany about the Twilight series; it's kind of a bunch of anti-feminist BS. This realization did not come over night, and I loved Edward and Bella for a very long time...but after re-reading New Moon, I can't help but question why she would EVER take him back. Edward controls Bella, and doesn't consider her thoughts or feelings. Her self-worth is defined by his affection and, when he leaves, it shatters. Jacob then replaces Edward briefly. But let's explore the root of this problem. Why does Bella always need a man in her life? First, the way she defines relationships is completely messed up. She considers herself the caretaker of her mother, not the other way around. And as much as I adore Charlie, he was basically an absent father while Bella was growing up. He could have moved to Phoenix to be near her, but he didn't. Having no ties to Forks, and despite his only child living in another state, he chose to not be with her. What a great example and lesson to learn and apply to your own relationships! With no role models, how was Bella supposed to be able to distinguish a healthy relationship from a dysfunctional one? I also hate how she is willing to die, without deeper thoughts about her soul or possible future, and all for a boy. Yeah, it's love and all that bs, but when you're only 17/18, do you really know anything about the world and what you want? (given, I'm not much older. But I would NOT, under any circumstances whatsoever, wish to be stuck at that age forever. Hell, thy name is...)
I mainly realized that when you value all others above yourself, there is something wrong. To me, Edward controlling Bella isn't about him calling her names (like "silly" and a "danger magnet") or how he is condescending, but that Bella allows these things to happen. She let's Edward make all the decisions, doesn't think she is worthy of his love, and is easily swayed into believing almost anything. He loves her? Ok, maybe some doubt, but nothing that she will express. He doesn't love her? Ok again, easy to believe, but nothing she'll fight. Ugh, i just can't it! She is isolated, with no one to talk to about the entire situation, and goes catatonic for months without him there.
I really don't blame Edward, a fictional character, for the way Bella acts. I blame Stephanie Meyer for writing a weak female character who is reliant on men. I hate it.
That was only a little mini-rant I wanted to get off my chest. For a more eloquently put argument, check out:
which I found after writing my little diatribe. I also read the counter arguments and I somewhat agree that Edward is not abusive--but it doesn't make it ok to have such a popular heroine who has such a poor self-image.
Anyway, it won't stop me from expressing myself through fanfiction!
The Trouble With Cosmo: Is a one-shot that I wrote while bored. As ashamed as I am about using a total cliche ending, I very much like this little tale. And it fits right in canon.
Be Mine: is done! It took a while, but I've finished my baby. A sequel is probably not going to happen so much as a few one-shots to accompany it.
River of Dreams: All the titles are Billy Joel songs or album's. It's a Jared/Kim imprint story, in the Twilight fandom, and it's my first in that genre. I love it! It's also my first adult tale, and trust me when I say I gonna get down and dirty. I was on a bit of a writing block for a while, and I feel freshly inspired by this. Keep your eyes peeled.
Banished: Forks AU with vampires, set in 2016. A drama with a thread of romance, centering on Bella as she struggles with the things in her past after she is forced to move to Forks to live with her father. Bella is a strong, complicated woman, and I am so excited to write this version of her character. Oh, and spiced with the paranormal, get ready for a romp!