Author has written 20 stories for Tangled, Hunger Games, Avengers, Harry Potter, American President, Brave, 2012, and Cthulhu Mythos.
I'm a woman, historical fashion nerd, lover of Washington DC, climate/science policy wonk, moderate-liberal Democrat (USA), PhD, Slytherdor, and in my 30s.
I move hurricanes:
"Beta drift refers to the southwestward motion in the Southern Hemisphere and the northwestward motion in the Northern Hemisphere of a tropical cyclone caused by the variation in the Coriolis parameter. Also referred to as beta gyres or the beta effect."
UPDATE: Choosing Grey and Bad Influence (extended/AO3 edition) are now available as fancy illustrated PDFs and e-books. If you'd like that (and/or you'd like to see some screenshots), the downloads are available from this link: betagyre-penname.tumblr.com/post/150325765544/finally-e-books-of-choosing-grey-and-bad
About Choosing Grey and A Marked Deck (this is directed especially at those who started reading my work in another fandom and now see this dark Potterverse AU and wonder "WTF"): What can I say. It's a guilty pleasure. The idea is to "redeem the villain," sort of—at least, make him not so utterly wasteful of his life and potential. But it is also to indulge my own dark side—which is to say, my fascination with ruthless amoral political maneuvering, dysfunctionally possessive relationships, and dark magic in fantasyverses. There was an undercurrent (sometimes a pretty strong one) of darkness in several of my Tangled fics, so it shouldn't be too surprising. You don't have to read it if it isn't your thing, but if you do, I hope you like it. It is intended to have the feel of 1940s noir/suspense/mystery within a magic setting. Please note, if you do, that this story has inspirations from The Godfather, House of Cards, and 50 Shades of Grey, with all that implies. In other words, lots of shady s*t going down. You have been forewarned!
About Bad Influence: This story and its universe(s... since there are now several AU-of-AUs) are special to me, but I'm not expecting to write anything more for this setting. It was already apparent that this universe had started to engulf everything remotely falling into the category of "modern-era story occurring in part in DC"... as evinced in the final chapter of Filibusters, "The House Always Wins." It was best to stop that before it ceased to be Rapunzel and Flynn's story for everything else that was getting sucked into it. I am thrilled that people still read it and that apparently it's become something of a "classic" in Tangled fanfiction. Thank you so much. :) It actually reawakened my own liking of DC political culture—and it also, I think, was the fic that made me a "mature" writer.
I have a Tumblr (betagyre-penname.tumblr.com) for stuff related to my fics. I post updates about my stories, the occasional item of commentary, artwork, crafts, or whatever. Also, some of my writing can only be found there, including draft-quality pieces, drabbles, "bonus scenes" from stories I've posted on this website, and items I consider too mature for this site. Fics on the Tumblr include headcanon material, random AU short pieces, and all my Hunger Games crossover one-shots except "Smile for the Cameras." I have a listing on Tumblr of every story I've put online (betagyre-penname.tumblr.com/stories). There is also a listing of things I like and dislike in fiction (original and fanfic).
I've migrated to Archive of Our Own (archiveofourown.org/users/betagyre), having joined the list of people who have well and truly had enough of FFnet's constant technical snafus and who have sometimes censored our stories to avoid falling prey to busybody prudes here. I have not cross-posted everything over there, but several things are there. There is an M-rated "extended edition" of Bad Influence over there, as well as a more explicit version of "Victory Speech." None of my stories here are coming down, but anything new I write will go up there.
The versions of Bad Influence and Choosing Grey at AO3 are illustrated. The illustrations for Bad Influence are basically icons, but they are there. There are four "real" illustrations for Choosing Grey, as listed in the end notes for the chapters (9, 15, 21, 26) on this website, but they're embedded in the text on AO3. As mentioned, Bad Influence on that website is an M-rated extended edition, but the text of Choosing Grey is the same as on ffnet.