Author has written 67 stories for Stargate: SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, Sanctuary, Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion, Star Wars, and Monsters Inc..
I decided that it was high time that I update this profile of mine, seeing as how the last time I wrote the whole "about me" thing was nearly two years ago. And a lot can happen in just two years, especially when you're in high school, and everything is changing all about you. So I decided that, this Christmas, it was time to update the world (otherwise known as fanfiction.net) on me.
I suppose much of what was once me still is much of who I am. I still love sci-fi and fantasy, love reading and writing (to the point where people actually begin to worry, I think), enjoy sketching and working on my art skills (as minimalistic as they may be), as well as playing my flute and singing. School takes up way more time than I think it should, and I'm pretty much always on the edge of complete drop-dead exhaustion. I enjoy watching TV, and I have what is probably an unhealthy dependence on the internet: tumblr, youtube, facebook, and, of course, fanfiction. But hey, what American teenager isn't? (and please don't feel the need to prove that statement wrong. I know there are exceptions to the rule!).
Over the years, however, as I have slowly begun to grow into who I am and something more of who I will be for the rest of my life, there are certain things that have changed. Some things have become more important to me, while others have faded away into the fringe of importance.
Music and writing have become two of the four most important things in my life.
First off, music. My taste in music ranges all over the place, from rock to classical, from theatrical to alternative. Really, it all depends on my mood. Yet I always find myself drifting back to theatrical music--music composed for movies, TV shows, etc. Yes, this is the music that is playing in the background of your favorite scene of your favorite movie, the music that can bring you to tears just by listening, and that moves your soul. That music is my inspiration, and the foundations of my writing. Without that music, what you read on here (and hopefully, eventually, through other mediums) would never be.
And now for writing. Writing is my catharsis, my way of expressing myself when all other words fail. As an extreme introvert in real life, I generally find it very difficult for me to put my feelings into words. I don't do well around a lot of people, and as soon as you throw me into a room with more than four people (unless they are all very good friends or family) I tend to clam up and withdraw. And so I use my writing as my outlet. I have always found safety behind written words, for you can shape and manipulate them in any way you like, make them say anything you wish. You can take time to sculpt and craft, and you can always take them back and change them, even after they've been written. You can't do that when talking to someone.
As for what I write, well that really all just depends. As I've grown as a person, I've also grown as a writer. I now am proud (I think?) to say that I can write romance, although it generally strays much closer to the cute fluff/cuddle kind rather than the steamy. More often than not, though, I prefer to stick to the tried and true adventure, mystery, action, whump. And yes, I do whump my favorite characters a lot. In fact, probably more than is quite healthy for them. Ah well, I say it's just how I show my affection...I'm not sure that they believe it, but oh well...
When it comes to fandoms... Well, that's another thing that's changed since I started out in the business of writing fanfiction. As some of you may know, my fandom used to be Stargate, with a little dabbling in Sanctuary for All. However, just about a year ago (actually quite close to a year...) I began to slowly shift. I now am shamelessly a Tolkiendil--a fan of Tolkien and all of his works, not just the Trilogy and the Hobbit. Because of this, that fandom is where my writing now takes place.
Now, I said earlier that writing and music were two of the four most important things in my life. So you might be wondering what the other two are. First is my family. I love my family, both my parents, my sisters, and my dog, and I would do near anything for them. And lastly, although most importantly, is God. I admit it, and freely, that I am a believer in God and Christ, and I do my best to live for Him. However, that doesn't mean that I'll treat any of you differently, or judgmentally. There's enough hate in this world already, and it doesn't need anymore from me, especially when I, as a Christian, have been charged to love others. If anyone has questions, though, or would like to talk to me about anything, please don't hesitate to shoot me a PM, and I'd be more than happy to talk to you.
Wow...well thus far this has been way deeper and such than I had intended. Oops... Ah well. Anyway, here are just a few extra little tidbits about me, tidbits that most people include in their profiles.
Book: The Silmarillion, by JRR Tolkien. Yes, call me crazy, call me weird. Whatever.
Author: Tolkien, Robin McKinley, Tad Williams, Tamora Pierce, Suzanne Collins, Brian Jacques, and others that I just can't remember right now.
Fanfiction Author: I honestly don't really know...There's Crookneck, Ragnelle, Mirnava, Skyfire2, and Earendilion. And of course Shirebound and lindahoyland :)
Character (book or movie): Elrond. Elrond Half-elven, from JRR Tolkien's Legendarium. I won't go into all of the reasons that I love him here, because that would take a very long time, but just suffice it to know that he is my favorite character in all of literature, as well as television/movie. And I am more than willing to defend him if the need arises, so please don't insult him or bash him. And that includes just to make me angry, because that just gets annoying. (Yes, people slander him just to see me get mad, because that is one of the few things that can actually get me legitimately angry). If you do want to find out more about why I love him so much...just go read some of my fics ;)
Movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Princess Bride, Ever After, How to Train Your Dragon, Battle: Los Angeles (the 2010 version), Tangled, Star Trek (2011)
TV Show: Legend of the Seeker, Stargate SG-1, Sanctuary for All, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (don't ask), Supernatural, White Collar, Nikita
Actor: Hugo Weaving, Viggo Mortensen, Ryan Robbins, Sean Bean, Richard Dean Anderson
Actress: Amanda Tapping (my favorite actress of all time), Cate Blanchett (a very close second for favorite)
Music (Bands/Groups/Composers): Michael Bergerson, Immediate Music, Two Steps from Hell, Globus, Howard Shore, Nightwish, Within Temptation, Epica, Evanescence, Linkin Park, Seether, Muse, Mumford and Sons (and too many more to remember/list)
School Subject: Language Arts and History
Food/Drink: pretty much anything Italian, and Dr. Pepper or Pepsi
I realize that this is getting rather long, so I suppose I should sign off and stop bothering you with needless information about me that you probably didn't even really want to know in any case. I'm really not that much of an interesting person, after all. In any case, I hope you enjoy snooping around my profile, and perhaps even reading some of my stories! I would love to hear from you sometime, even if it's just a casual hello, or an anonymous comment. I do like getting to know people...as long as it's from safely behind my computer screen ;) Thanks for reading!
Bado go Eru mellon nin,
Concerning my Lord of the Rings canon:
My preferred canon, unlike many fans (or so it seems), is a lovely mix of both Tolkien's actual writings (yes, I have read many of them, including the Trilogy, The Hobbit, the Silmarillion, about half of the first volume of the Book of Lost Tales, and random excerpts from other history volumes), and Peter Jackson's movies. So yes, I suppose one could say that I follow an AU, however it stays quite close to actual canon. For the most part, I generally splice how I view it into two categories: pre-and-post-Second War of the Ring, and the Second War of the Ring. For the pre-and-post category, I stick with Tolkien as closely as possible. Concerning the Second War of the Ring, however, I generally adhere more closely to the movies. People, places, etc. all look the same as they are portrayed in the movies. I do, however, have a few altercations. If they are not listed below, or made mention of in a fic, then please assume that I follow how it transpired in the movies.
My altercations are as follows: (and there will likely be more added on as I think of/remember them)
-Elrond is not a jerk. Despite the fact that I love Hugo Weaving, and his performance of Elrond, I just don't like how they wrote him. Aragorn was his adopted son for goodness sake. I understand that he has had plenty of tragedy in his life, and I'm sure he didn't want to lose Arwen. But, in my mind, this is (kinda) how Elrond and Aragorn's conversation went when Elrond found out about Arwen/Aragorn. "...What? No! ...*long silence* Fine. But you have to be king first."
There are two changes (of varying significance) between my canon and Tolkien's writings.
1) In my 'verse, Gilraen died shortly after Ararthorn due to illness while journeying to Rivendell with Estel and a few remaining Dunedain. Elladan and Elrohir found them wandering in the wilderness, practically delirious with fever and hunger, and brought them home to Imladris. Why did I do this? Because I want to, but more importantly because I do not think Aragorn would have had the relationship with Elrond, Elladan, and Elrohir that I've envisioned him having, and want him to have, had Gilraen lived and stayed with her son through the early years of his life.
2) Elrond and Celebrian met prior to the founding of Imladris. I will eventually be writing about how they met and fall in love, etc. so I won't go into needless details here. Mostly I did this because I think Tolkien was rather lame at writing romance, and I got this sudden lightning strike of inspiration on how I wanted them to have met. So...yeah. I hope that doesn't bother you all too terribly much.
A couple of other random side notes:
-Legolas is an only child.
I generally write my fanfiction as close to actual canon as possible, and so many of my tales can fit in with the movies or the books without disrupting or disputing anything. There are, of course, the differences I mentioned above, which does make my canon slightly AU. All fics (except for some of my vignette series such as A Season to Love) will always fit in with my own, personal AU canon, however.
The only exception to the above stated parameters will be for my Daehir Chronicles, which are most definitely AU. All tales related to that, however, are still only in the planning stages, so don't expect anything from that to be coming out any time soon.
Lord of the Rings tales in chronological order
Title - Status; Rating; Category; Main characters (not pairings); Warnings (if any)
Oh Lord, Give Me Wings that I May Fly - Complete; K; Drama/Hurt/Comfort; Elrond/Elros/Maedhros/Maglor; Mild Peril
Poisoned Star - In Progress; Teen; Suspense/Angst; Elrond/Glorfindel/Galadriel/Celeborn; Violence/Torture/Language
Rave at Close of Day - Complete; Teen; Angst; Elrond; violence
The Guardian - Complete; Teen; Angst/Supsense; Elrond/OC-Cuilnoth; Violence
Shifting Shadows - Complete; Teen; Suspense/Supernatural; Elrond/OC-Cruston/OC-Galchyl; Violence/Peril
Awake - Complete; Teen; Romance; Elrond/Celebrian; none
I Fear, Oh Father - Complete; K; Family; Elrond/Elladan; none
Dolor Patris - Complete; Mature; Angst/Hurt/Comfort; Elrond/Elladan/Elrohir; Torture, Violence, Language
Silent Strains - Complete; Teen; Romance/Angst; Elrond/Celebrian; none
Dance With Me - Complete; K; family; Elrond/Arwen; none
And So Night Fades to the Light of an Evening Star (a sequel to Poisoned Star) - Complete; Teen; Family/Angst; Elrond/Arwen/Celeborn/Celebrian/Elladan/Elrohir; slightly disturbing images, oblique references
One Bright Summer's Day - In Progress; K; Hurt/Comfort/Family; Elrond/Erestor/Arwen/Elladan/Elrohir/Celebrian/Colalph; Mild peril and danger
Count the Cost - Complete; Teen; Hurt/Comfort/Romance; Elrond/Celebrian; Violence, Nudity (no smut)
Darkness in the Forest - In Progress; Teen; Adventure/Angst; Legolas/Elrond/Elladan/Elrohir; Violence
Tears Will Come - Complete; K; Angst/Tragedy; Celeborn/Galadriel; none
The Stars Will Be Your Witness - Complete; Teen; Angst/Romance; Elrond/Celebrian; Implied rape, Violence
I Can Hear You - Complete; K; Family; Elrond/Aragorn/Celebrian; none
Monsters in the Dark or: Why the Lizard Failed (crossover) - Complete; K; Family/Hurt/Comfort; Aragorn(Estel)/Elrond/Randall(from Monster's Inc.); mild violence
White Scars (a sequel to Poisoned Star) - Complete; K; Angst/Family; Aragorn(Estel)/Elrond; oblique themes of torture and violence
A Tale of Riddles, Peace, and Good Food - In Progress; K; Humor/Friendship; Merry/Pippin/Aragorn; none
Vesta - Complete; Teen; Supernatural/Tragedy; Aragorn/Haldir/Legolas/Gimli/Theoden; Violence/Character death
Unto My Dying Breath - Complete; Teen; Tragedy; Unnamed Elf; Violence/Character death
Come That Day - Complete; K; Angst/Romance; Elrond/Celebrian/Erestor/OC-Faellach; none
Abandoned - Complete; K; Adventure/Fantasy; Vilya/Elrond; mild violence
My sincerest apologies to everyone from the Stargate and Sanctuary fandoms. I simply cannot seem to get any inspiration for any writing in either fandom any longer. I do indeed hope that, someday in the future (likely far), I will eventually come back to my ongoing fics and finish them. However, despite what I may have said before, I'm afraid I can't promise anything, and there may be a few more unfinished fics floating around for an eternity. Again, my apologies.
Holy crow, it's been FOREVER since I gave y'all an update. My sincerest apologies.
First of all, I want to say sorry for the long silence I've given you all. I've been dealing with some stuff (school/college, family, health) and haven't really had that much of a chance to write. I am still working on stuff, and I promise you all that I fully intend to finish all of my ongoing works. I just have to sit down and make myself write, and try to find time. I also need to sort out the whole review mess that I've found myself in...
And speaking of the review mess, I'm going to say here and now that I apologize for not having replied to reviews, but quite frankly, I don't intend to. I will start again (replying to reviews that is), but only new reviews that I get. I am literally drowning in more than a hundred that I haven't replied to (mostly due to poor time management on my own part), and quite frankly, I simply do not have the time to reply to all of them. Plus the fact that I can't recall which I have replied to, and which I haven't. I hope you will all forgive me. And if there is anything particular you would like me to answer/address, please PM me.
Thank you all so very much for sticking with me through this whole deal. All of my flightiness, my bad author habits (which I promise I'm trying to break), and the extraordinarily long silence in updates. Updates are coming soon...I promise!