Author has written 19 stories for Rocky Horror, Hunger Games, and Fruits Basket.
I guess I owe some sort of explanation here, seeing as I'm finally able to deal with looking at this without feeling intense embarrassment haha.
Anyway, my name is Charlie (he/him pronouns, please, I'm a boy!). I made this account in 2011, and this was the very first time I had ever posted my fanfictions online for people to see. I'm a mentally ill autistic kid and at the time I was going through some really rough spots. I was in middle school, but I had been skipped ahead, so I was a year younger than everyone else, and currently dealing with bad anxiety and the first few instances of gender dysphoria and questioning my sexuality and gender. I was out of place and alone, so I went to fanfiction writing as a way to cope.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show was my special interest and obsession at the time! It was the first time I had ever seen non-straight/queer people on television, and it was part of what helped me start to figure out my own identity. That, and I related to Columbia more than any other character in the whole world, and I identified with her so strongly that she as a character became my method of coping.
I know my stories here are embarrassing. And there's some content that I don't agree with now. I don't like the way I treated "insane" people, using them as villains and plot devices and ways to make a story "darker" - I myself, like I said, am mentally ill, and I see now that my fanfictions like Insanity for Today and Possession were kind of tasteless at points. So I apologize now to anyone who read that and was offended, because I know I would be too honestly.
But the fact of the matter is that these stories meant the world to me as a kid and I was proud of them - and the people in the Rocky Horror fandom at the time were so wonderful! You were all so sweet to me, you put up with the edgiest, most out of character stories in the whole world, and your positivity and encouragement was honestly what kept me writing! And nowadays, I'm a much more confident writer, and I honestly feel like I owe it so much to the people that kept reading my stories and encouraging me to keep going.
So thank you so much RHPS fandom, thank you to everyone who read my fanfictions and dealt with me during this phase.
I've changed this account's name to "DarkAnsalong" as a final homage to my younger self's favorite OC. I used to be Queen_Cynder.
Nowadays, you can find me at my AO3 account, SimonDigimonroe. I don't write for RHPS anymore, but maybe you'll find something else you'll enjoy?