Author has written 23 stories for Robin Hood BBC, Ashes to Ashes, Pushing Daisies, Hour, 2011, Downton Abbey, Shakespeare, Sherlock, and Les Miserables.
Hi, my pen name's GeneFlowers (Gene because I'm obsessed with Ashes to ashes, and Flowers because I'm obsessed with Brandon Flowers, and anything to do with him and The Killers. Also Brandon's late mother was called Jean Flowers (R.I.P.), and she died the day after A2A finished filming the final series, so the name is sort of a tribute to them both). But you can call me Naha.
I'm fairly new to the whole fanfic thing, in fact I've only just rediscovered my joy of writing, but I'm loving it (both reading AND writing fanfiction, not to mention reviewing). My favourite fanfics to read are:
Ashes to Ashes ones (particularly Galex, although I heartily dislike any that are too fluffy and have Gene and/or Alex too lovey dovey and OC, even in their thoughts; there needs to be conflict between them and rejection of their feelings for each other, cos otherwise it wouldn't be Galex, although we know they both love each other, deep down, don't we?),
Robin Hood BBC (I have nothing against Robin/Marian fics if they're written well, and particularly like young R/M fics, but I don't ship this couple and generally prefer to read Guy/Marian fics - as you can see I LOVE the conflict! G & M have such a complex, twisted relationship that I don't think anyone can completely understand: Does she have feelings for Guy? Did she ever? Is Guy in love or just obsessed-where do you draw the line between the two? Would it ever have been possible for them to be a proper couple-in AU, obviously. And so many more questions. Guy and Marian are my very favourite fanfics to read, because I love people exploring the many dark corners of their relationship, and trying to understand all the possibilities of what they are/were to each other, but again, only if they're written well. I have a fairly high Guy sweetness tolerance, since I desperately WANT him to be the good guy (lol), but he must always be portrayed, at least if Vaisey is alive, as torn between power and love, those two obsessions of his, and there must always be some conflict (that word again!) between Guy and Marian about their different ideals. However, I don't like fics that toss Marian's relationship and potential feelings for Guy in the gutter completely, because there is definitely something there, or she would've run off into the forest with Robin ages ago. Equally I don't like fics that trash R/M because, annoying little git though he is, Marian is torn too - between adventure, love and goodness with Robin and what? I like to think passion, pity and possibly safety in the arms of Guy.) Anyway, I could ramble on about the vagaries of the G/M/R love triangle for aeons (although really it should be a love arrow, since it would only be a triangle if Robin love Guy, but ya know), but I really should get on to my third and finally main obsession.
Pushing Daisies. It's just sheer brilliance-it's strawberry cup pies with Chuck's honey baked into the crust, with awesomesauce and a cherry on top!! Let's talk couples. While I believe that Chuck and Ned are 'destined to be together' as it were, and I think they just compliment and offset each other perfectly; Ned's cautious approach to life next to Chuck's often very daring approach to her new one, which helps Ned get over his fear of, well, practically everything, bless him, is just one of the reasons why i think they're so great together. Plus they love each other soooooo much. Sorry, don't want to get too fluffy here, but awwwwwwwwwww! especially Ned. Anyway, *squee* moment over. What I was saying was, although I am a firm N/C shipper, I do have a soft spot for Nolive, cos, let's face it, Olive is amazing. "Musing about setting someone on fire doesn't mean you really want to set them on fire, does it, it just the thought of it that makes you happy. But only for a second, then you feel bad. But that second can be a lot of fun!" Kristin Chenoweth
So yeah. There you are, my favourite fanfics. Write some more Pushing Daisies ones people, there are very few recent new/updated stories, and we need to keep the Pie hole spirit alive after stupid ABC cancelled it a few years bback. Grrrrrr.
Other TV programmes I like: Doctor Who, Life on Mars, Doc Martin (which I've seen them filming btw :D), Torchwood, New Tricks, The Hour (Freddy!) I'm really focussing on an Hour fic and the moment, and I'm loving it! Hope you will too! Also, just got hooked on Downton Abbey (Well, Matthew and Mary, anyway, although I love it all).
Films I like: Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Fall, Miss Pettigrew lives for a Day, Bridget Jones' Diary and Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason, Shrek (1&2), Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Pirates of the Carribean, Notting Hill, Love Actually, St Trinians etc etc etc. I could go on forever.
Books/Authors I like: Time Traveler's Wife, Terry Pratchett, The Inheritance Cycle, Michelle Paver, loads more that I really can't be bothered to think of right now!
Music I like: The Killers (obviously), Brandon Flowers, Train, Elbow, Counting Crows, Athlete, Scouting For Girls, David Bowie, Queen, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Kaiser Chiefs, Robbie Williams, Take That, The Kooks, Taylor Swift, ELO, The Hoosiers, The Feeling, James Blunt, Mika, Oasis, ABBA, Raphael Gualazzi, Noah and the Whale, Fisherman's Friends, Glenn Miller, and a whole bunch of other stuff, especially 80s music.
I also have a fictionpress account under the same name (GeneFlowers): http://www.fictionpress.com/~geneflowers So feel free to go there if you want to read some of my original fiction! :P
Hope you enjoyed that peek into my life, please read and enjoy my stories at your leisure :D
Love Naha xx
"For beauty is nothing but the onset of terror that we are still just able to bear, and we admire it so because it calmly disdains to destroy us. Every Angel Is Terrifying." Rainer Maria Rilke
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