Author has written 42 stories for Babylon 5, Stargate: Atlantis, Inheritance Cycle, Lord of the Flies, Chronicles of Narnia, To Kill a Mockingbird, Dead Poets Society, Gilmore Girls, Outnumbered, Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, Victorious, iCarly, Friends, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Right I can be so self centred (there you already know something about me), so I'll try to make the 'Me' Summary quick:
I love reading and writing (obviously that's why I'm here). Drama, watching sci-fi/fantasy, hanging out with friends, spending time with family, looking up quotes to say at odd moments so I sound insightful and wise, having random debates, climbing, speeches, bike riding and walking my dog. (Who for all the Narnia fans out there is called Puddleglum :) )
As just proved I love Narnia. My other obsessions include:
Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis, Babylon 5, Lord of the Rings, the Inheritance Cycle, Merlin, The Hunger Games, The Percy Jackson Series, Roman Mysteries, Noughts and Crosses, Gilmore Girls, His Dark Materials, Star Wars, Battle Star Galactica and Doctor Who.
When I was younger I loved the Famous Five, the Far Away Tree series, High School Musical (*winces* yeah I know...)
I know everyone puts this stuff on their profile but here were a couple I couldn't resist
If Fanfiction is your way of escaping reality and the rest of the boring people in the world and truly "unleashing your imagination" then paste this in your profile and add your name: Somewhere Beyond Reality
I live in my own little world- but it's ok, they know me there.
93 percent of teens would have a severe emotional breakdown if someone called them a freak. If you're a part of the 7 percent who would ask the person, "What was your first clue?" copy and paste this into your profile.
If you talk to yourself, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you love gazing out at the stars and the moon, copy and paste this to your profile.
If you have ever yelled at the book you were reading because the characters did something stupid post this on your profile
If you constantly check wardrobes Narnia copy and paste this on your profile.
If you actually know the above is impossible because you can only get to Narnia when you’re not looking but you do it anyway. Copy and paste this on your profile.
Other ways you know you’re obsessed with Narnia:
1) You own two sets of the whole series, because the first one is too special to touch
2) You have a quote for every character in the series
3) You can recite the first few paragraphs of one of the books or more
4) You know what "Farther Up, Farther In" Means
5) Your teacher flips out to see you reading all seven books into one, thinking it's too advanced
6) You can point out mistakes in the movies, but yell at people when they say it proves the movie sucks
7) You constantly bother your friends to read them
8) You know that "Aslan" in Turkish means Lion, "Jadis" means Witch, and "Tash" means Stone
9) You laugh and nod, agreeing with most of these
10) You're extremely cautious with Yellow rings
11) In your head you've made up a story with you in Narnia in somepoint of your life
12) You've asked to put a lampost in your yard (That was a fun conversation with my parents:-)
13) You talk to animals, expecting them to talk back
14) You see train accidents in the news, and wish you were there, to see if they go to Aslan's country
15) You want to buy a picture of a ship with purple sails, to hang on your wall
16) You perk up when your teacher talks 1900's England
17) People look at you funny when you use phrases like "By Jove"
18) You give lectures to your friends about C.S.Lewis and Narnia
19) When the snow is melting, you shout out "The Witch's rule is ending!" And your friends are embarrassed by the looks people give you.
20) You try to follow red birds.
YOU KNOW YOU'RE AN AUTHOR IF...
You talk to yourself a lot.
You talk to yourself about talking to yourself.
When you talk to yourself you often talk to yourself like you're talking to someone else.
After uttering a profound peice of wisdom like that above, you stare at the cookie in your hand with awe and say, "Wow, this stuff is great for sugar highs..."
You live off of sugar and caffine
People think you're insane.
You'll check your e-mail every day of the week one week, and then dissappear off the face of the earth the next.
You're e-mails tend to be pages long and incredibly random.
When replying to an e-mail, you'll never actually address the point of it.
No matter where you are in a room you never have to get up to find a pen/pencil and paper.
The letters on your keyboard are wearing off.
Your friends and family think that you have carpal tunnel syndrome.
You constantly start talking in third person, present or past tense.
You start thinking about making lists like this and start laughing for no "apparent" reason
Your friends stopped looking at you funny for no apparent reason a loooooong time ago.
I am the girl that doesn't go to school dances, or games, and when I do go, I sit in a corner and read a book. I am the girl that spends most of her free time reading, writing, or doing other activities that most teenagers wouldn't call normal. I am the girl that people call weird and a freak either behind my back or to my face. I am the girl that doesn't spend all her time on MySpace, or talking to a girlfriend on a cell phone or regular phone. BUT I am also the girl who knows and is proud to be who she is, who has stopped to smell the flowers, jump and splash in the rain and dance through piles of autumn leaves, who doesn’t care if people call her weird (it's a compliment), who loves reading and writing and doing the things that no one seems to have the time to do any more, who loves and is obsessed with Narnia and science fiction fantasy, who can express herself better with words than actions, who doesn't need a guy to complete her, and knows the importance of the little things. Copy and paste this onto your account, and add your name to the list, if you are anything like me, so the girls who are different can know in their weakest time that they are unique but not alone: Somewhere Beyond Reality
But What If... = COMPLETE
Atlantis is Home Series -
Reunion = COMPLETE
Marcus and Susan Series -
Second Chances (Marcus and Susan Series) = COMPLETE
Letters Series = COMPLETE
Chronicles of Narnia:
To Follow Your Footprints = COMPLETE
Ginny and Harry Discussions =COMING
To Have Loved and Lost = COMPLETE
Map Reading = COMPLETE
Boxes = COMPLETE
Psychology = COMPLETE
Comradeship = COMPLETE
Observations of Real Fiction = COMPLETE
Dead Poets Society:
Fragments of the Day= COMPLETE
Jeffrey = COMING
Lord of the Flies:
Maybe = COMPLETE
To Kill A Mocking Bird:
Nothing More Tragic = COMPLETE
Sometimes = COMPLETE
FAVOURITE FICTIONAL COUPLES
A note about me before you read this, my favourite pairings often include my favourite characters and my favourite characters often die/ go evil/vanish.
So far the body count is as follows:
Elizabeth Weir from Stargate Atlantis (Captured, turned into a Replicator and then frozen in space).Daniel from Stargate SG-1 (Killed numerous times though to be fair he always comes back).Marcus Cole from Babylon 5 (Had his life drained from him to save Susan).Marian from Robin Hood BBC (Stabbed – you know the universe hates you when Maid Marian dies.)Billy from Battlestar Galactica (Shot).Adric from Doctor Who (Blown Up).Claudia from Primeval (Wiped out from the timeline).Morgana from Merlin. (Went evil).Padme from Stars Wars: I-III (Lost the will to live).Sirius Black from Harry Potter (Fell through a void).Robyn from The Tomorrow Series (Killed in a bomb explosion).Murtagh from Eragon (Captured and turned evil, though he does redeem himself – then disappears again).Neil from the Dead Poets Society (Committed suicide).Callum from Noughts and Crosses (Hanged).
I have now decided to deter from favouring characters in order to protect them.
Oh and usually I’m a strictly In-Canon girl so most of these relationship preferences will be how the author/writers/directors wanted it.
Jack and Sam – I mean come on: After ten seasons of unresolved romantic tension and having their other halves getting repeatedly killed or broken up with, I think they deserve to be together. Besides they’re already together in various Alternate Universes anyway. (Proof of destiny right there).
Daniel and Vala – Not as attached to them as Jack and Sam but I still think they’re great. Their bantering is so funny but an obvious cover for the true feelings underneath. Plus Daniel is cool enough to be on this list all by himself.
John and Elizabeth – The first couple I passionately ‘shipped’ and will always have a special place in my heart. Honestly I don’t know what it is about these two, especially as there are more Sheyla fans out there but I love them to bits.
Think about it: They survive a year cut off from Earth, fighting the most vicious creatures in the Galaxy that defeated the Ancients, holding their people together on personality alone, rediscovering the lost city of Atlantis and dealing with each other’s apparent deaths about once a week. Going through that together forms a relationship that is beyond any colleges, friends or lovers.
There are countless moments throughout the first three seasons between the two of them but I won’t mention them all: if you want examples message me. Killing Elizabeth off was the worst move TPTB could make in my opinion, a waste of her (unused) potential and a result of my curse).
All I’ll say (because I can go on about these two forever) is they balance each other: Military and Civilian. Academic and Soldier. He relaxes her and she gets him to open up. But at the same time they’re both really strong leaders with incredible will, intelligence and stubbornness. When you put that together well...Sparky!
McKay and Keller – Hey, if McKay’s found someone who could put up with him and his craziness then good. They’re babies will be human calculators though. Ronon and Amelia – Because he should be happy too.
Carson and Laura – Well, after what Rodney had to go through for their first kiss...
Susan and Marcus – This couple is hard to think about without getting seriously emotional. Competing with Sparky for my favourite sci-fi couple.
Everything about them: their banter, violent arguments, language lessons, his wall chart, waiting for the first ‘special time’ was so well done and beautifully tragic.
He died for her and she had to spend the rest of her life living for him: although she never got over it. It was unbelievably cruel to end them that way, especially after Susan finally seemed to be opening up to Marcus but my curse strikes again.
Susan might have tried to act tough and Marcus light hearted but ultimately they both hid the same burdens of pain under the masks, which is why they worked.
My favourite parts of the (amazing) show were Marcus scenes. My second favourite parts were Susan scenes. Put them together and...well: maybe the TV could only take so much epicness.
Delenn and John – Ruling the galaxy together, uniting races and defeating bad guys. The ultimate happy ending: what’s not to love?
Roslin and Adama – The fact they managed to build a relationship in the wake of attempted genocide, while trying to keep the human race alive and she was fighting cancer is a miracle. The most incredible old couple EVER. (Though I wouldn’t want to be around for their arguments).
Kara and Lee – It’s not anything against Dee or Sam, both of whom I like. In fact I think Kara and Lee both treated their spouses (and each other) like crap at times. But they just had such a great friendship and connection that it was annoying they never got together.
Luke and Lorelai – Where to start? There are very few people out there who dispute the fact that JavaJunkie belong together. EVERYONE can see their connection, fans and fictional characters alike. There are so many reasons they work but I won’t list them because it would go on forever. It wasn’t a planned relationship by the writers, it was just there. They didn’t force it into creation: it developed slowly (with lots of oh-so-cute-denial) but when they did get together...Well, just turn on any episode in the series and see if you can resist shipping them: I dare you.
Jess and Rory – I know there’s more disputes about this couple and it took me longer to come around to it but now I’m almost as attached to Literati as I am to JJ. Yes, unlike Luke and Lorelai it was planned but once again it developed. Like their uncle/mum Jess and Rory were friends first and built a relationship on shared interests although there was a ton of chemistry in there too. There are heaps of arguments about Rory’s boyfriends but I’ll just list why I think they belong together because I have no interest of getting into a Rory-War:
Like I said above, they shared the same interests; books, music, movies – there’s always something to talk about. Meaning when they grow old together and even their passion has simmered down they’ll never get tired of each other.
At the same time, they widen each other horizons and are different enough to balance. He’s more spontaneous and adventurous so can shake Rory up while she’ll ground and steady him.
He wrote a book for her! Maybe other boys gave her Birkin Bags or cars but this is Rory Gilmore; books are a part of her. Jess, basically saying: this book was written because of you – is the most meaningful gift she could get. He was giving his whole soul and journey to her in the form of something they both love.
They’re like a mini Luke and Lorelai who (as stated in the show = Written in the Stars), a monosyllabic Danes/Mariano man and motor mouthed Gilmore Girl. It’s inescapable people.
They bring out the best in each other: Rory inspired him to turn his life around from a troubled high school drop out to honourable author/publisher. Jess persuaded her to go back to Yale and live her dreams again.
Their chance hasn’t happened yet. Compared to her other relationship which spanned years, they were only together for a few months. Maybe you could dismiss it as a high school fling but they keep coming back to each other. No matter whom Rory is with, Jess always turns up as some point. They’re issue is timing: in their first try they weren’t ready for the relationship and needed to break up and find themselves before trying again. But they both matured which kind of leads me onto the next point...
He was the only one who didn’t get a second chance. She was with both Dean and Logan at least twice but only dated Jess once. Obviously their opportunity to be together is still out there.
I know you, I know you better than anyone.” (Direct Quote). She didn’t even try and argue! He clearly affected her more deeply than anyone else: after they broke up she didn’t date for a whole year (which is the longest Rory’s ever been single on the show). She was scared to give him that second chance because of how sacred their relationship was: it was too valuable to waste again and she was waiting for the right time. Amy herself even said that they developed Jess and Rory to be soul mates, ‘meeting of the minds’.
Lane and Dave – Yes Zach’s ok but Dave was way better. Their whole subterfuge in hiding the relationship from Mrs Kim was hysterical and proof of how much Dave loved Lane. Damn the O.C and reality interfering with fictional life...
I’m seriously unsure about this one: while I have nothing against Merlin/Freya and Arthur/Gwen, will contently ship them and normally LOATHE slash there’s just something about Merlin/Arthur that make you wonder...But maybe they’re better as friends.
Pirates of the Caribbean:
Will and Elizabeth – Poor guy rich girl pirates. Sometimes no arguments are needed.
Troy and Gabriella (HSM) – Ok this one is really embarrassing but yes, I was a huge fan when I was younger.
Chad and Sonny (SWAC) – Just look above.
Kiara and Kovu (TLK2) – Also one from when I was younger but it’s actually pretty deep. When you look at their story, they’re basically the lion version of Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending.
Beauty and the Beast (B&B) – Because the characters actually have depth and development. As a tomboy kid the whole ‘love someone on the inside’ was more interesting than ‘Ooh, Prince Charming’. Plus Belle is a socially awkward bookworm so I love her automatically.
Aladdin and Jasmine (A) – Something about a magical carpet ride stands out from other first dates.
Han and Leia – Because ‘I Love You – I Know’ is the most romantic line ever.
Peter and Wendy – Yet another childhood pairing. Am I the only one who thinks Wendy is crazy for abandoning Never Never Land and Peter to become a young lady?
Jack and Rose (obviously) – Because I am inward romantic outward cynic. Also it’s probably the only proper ‘romance’ I’ve ever seen.
His Dark Materials:
Will and Lyra – Even more tragic than Marcus/Susan. I mean at least most couples are united in death. Because of Pullman’s theology those two are trapped in separate worlds forever with no hope of seeing each other again. It’s so unfair because they go through so much and no one else will be able to understand them. Maybe the tragedy adds depth but I was in depressed denial for weeks after finishing the book.
Noughts and Crosses:
Callum and Sephy – Another tragic pair and Romeo/Juliet case. Minus the happy ending.
Anyone EXCEPTAyra and Eragon – An epic romance? Really? He spends four books trailing after her for no other reason than her ‘beauty’ (lust methinks) and her bitter ice queen facade (how is that attractive?).
Nasuada and Murtagh – In the horror that was Book 4 these two were the only bright spot. (Though I was a fan of them from the beginning). Trapped on opposite sides of the war, Murtagh forced into slavery, Nasuada being tortured by his master, only for her to convince him to fight back at the crucial moment because of love. That Chris is an epic romance. I mean ‘You know why’ is almost as good as ‘I know’.
Harry and Ginny – We should see more of these two. All I can say is Harry (epic character that he is) needs someone who can understand how his life has been damaged by Voldermort. Ginny because of the Chamber of Secrets empathises with that. Not to mention she’s an amazing Quidditch player, accomplished dueller and a red head which is pretty much Harry’s ideal list.
Ron and Hermione – Seven books of non-stop quibbling turned to romance. Enough said.
Luna and Neville – I just like the idea that all six of the main ‘gang’ pairing up. Plus both of them are apparent outcasts with incredible personalities.
Lord of the Rings:
Faramir and Eowyn – So much more than a ‘pair the spares’ relationship. Their scenes in the ‘The Steward and The King’ chapter are beautifully written and both are my favourite characters. Eowyn so strong and warrior-like (“I am no man!” – best line ever) and Faramir also strong (he resisted the Ring for crying out loud!) but gentle at the same time.
Aragon and Arwen – I’m not as attached to them as I am to the pair above but their romance is pretty incredible as well. Giving up immortality...and of course the repeating history with Beren/Luthien.
The Hunger Games:
Katniss and Peeta - Say what you like but with the amount they went through together I just don't think it would work with anyone else. Not to mention they (tried) to sacrifice themselves for each other multiple times.
Percy and Annabeth - Does anyone out there NOT support them?
Rachel and Nico - Yes, yes I know that he's like three years younger than her and she's an eternal Oracle madien yadi yada but honestly I can see it working. They're both outcasts, she can help him lighten up, he can entertain her with his eternal snarkiness and the Percy Jackson world can become even more epic. Besides Greek mythology is filled with loopholes and if there's anyone who can find away around the "no dating again ever" 'issue it's these two.
Frank and Hazel - Can these two get more adorable? They were both so sweet in SoN, and obviously meant for each other. I love their friendship, the way they build each other up, their support for each other, defending each other from the fellow Romans...Gah. I just love them ok?
Leo and Piper - Honestly I loathe Jason/Piper. Partly because Jason is a really flat, overly-perfect character. (Come on Rick, you can do better than that!). But also because their relationship is only based on appearances and fake memories. Leo and Piper on the other hand, established a friendship before they even met Jason and have the funniest snark-banter ever, rather than staring-into-each-others-eyes sessions. In my head Canon, all of Piper's memories of getting together with Jason were actually about Leo, and Rick has been using 'Jasper' as a total red herring for us fans. But thats just me.
Robin and Marian – In pretty much any version of Robin Hood I’ve read/ watched these two are great. Mainly because Marian is usually kick-arse but the whole concept of an outlaw in love with a noble woman and the two trying to save the world together is one that sticks. My favourite version would probably be the ‘Outlaws of Sherwood’