Author has written 11 stories for Justice League, Batman, Avengers, Persona Series, Dragon Age, and Arrow.
Info about yours truly:
I'm currently a third year at university... Sucks that I have no idea what to do next though.
I love the dawn (hence my penname) yet hate standing up early... it's a paradox, I know. Oh, but why this is relevant is because I have a fascination with the myths surrounding the dawn, it's symbolism, and especially with the goddesses that represents it (like the Japanese goddess of dawn Uzume, and, of course, the Greek goddess, Eos and her Roman equivalent, Aurora - look them up if you don't know, it's rather interesting)
I'm not really sure how to describe myself, it's sort of still a work-in-progress but I'm getting there at least (...maybe? Typos aside, at least I know I got a knack for writing).
English is not my first language - that would be Afrikaans. I can also read a little French but please, by the love of the Almighty, don't speak or talk to me in it.
I love reading, though I do need to make more time for that. Favorite authors include JK Rowling (duh), Sarah J Maas, and Emily Croy Barker.
I love comics, manga & movies that leave some sort of impact afterwards - Comics especially because of the intricacies surrounding them, you know? Give me a Multiverse any day! I hate horror movies (certain things are just not meant to come out of the walls man! That's all I'm saying!).
I drink a lot of coffee and am not ashamed to admit that yes, I am a caffeine-addict (though, I have curbed that habit somewhat by drinking copious amounts of tea instead, lol).
I currently have no idea what to do with my life but I'm an optimist and say that the picture is getting clearer every day - so it's all good!
A random fact about me is, because of several arseholes in high school, I believe all men named George are evil jerks, and all women named Bianca, Denise and Nina (or any version thereof) are spiteful witches (give of take a word) - if there are any of you reading this with those names, my apologies, but emotional trauma and negative association does things to your perspective on life...
Working on... God if I know 3:
DC New 52 Justice League - yays vs. nays
- Artwork is fantastic
- Plot is... Interesting, fair enough
- Humor is spot on
- they made Aquaman awesome (there is no denying this)
- (and this is probably the most important of it all) NO WW/BM love!!! XO
- Wondy's outfit is a bit on the... Ahem, skimpy side (and what is with the choker???)
- apparent Supes's kid with Lois Lane turns evil (WTF???)
- plot, albeit very interesting and clearly well thought over, kind of dark in several places
- they made Bats crazy... As in the bat-crap crazy kind... Oh, you know what I mean.
- I might not just have read enough, but just at a glance, there are a few inconsistencies and, I don't know if this is true for everyone else, but I've had several WTF-moments while reading the comics
- SM/WW - while I get the attraction (I do, really), personally, I find them boring... Every time I read the part where they meet in Justice League, I keep, for some reason, thinking something along the lines of "me Tarzan, you Jane" ... Or something, anyway...
- (this probably won't be the last but it is important) I get the feeling that DC is trying too hard - greatness shouldn't be forced, it should come naturally (again, I don't know if this is true for everyone else, but the newer comics lack a certain... Warmth to them the older had and whenever I finished reading one, instead of feeling happy or satisfied, I just feel confused and a little sad sometimes)
(*If anyone has something to add to the list on either the Yay or Nay side, please PM me and I'll add your name*)
What I like (and don't like) to see... writing wise:
I'm a sucker for happy endings - not the 'happily ever after' nonsense they smear off on us, but the somewhat believable sort with that hint of optimism that makes you want to cry and shout and laugh and just smile - while I haven't exactly finished one of my multi-chapter fics yet, I intend to end things with a bang and a laugh.
In contrast with the above, I LOVE tragic romance i.e. Romances that have a sad ending (just look at some of my favorite parings and you'll see a pattern) - that kind of angst if the fuel that feeds my creative drive... However, I suppose that says something about me personally and my own views on love, which is ironic considering the type of fics I write.
I love irony... to an extent. If it's too dry to the point that it isn't funny anymore... no, just no.
Dark fics (angst in the extreme)... well, if it's so dark that you kind of want to kill yourself after reading it... again, that's a big no in my opinion.
I'm not crazy about fics that make the 'woman' in the situation, look like a weak little wisp that can't even look up without the 'man's' influence - I've read several such fics for example with Hermione, from the Harry Potter series, who was portrayed as such, and, being a little bit of a feminist myself, I find myself getting angry, pissed off, and honestly, just a little disheartened. I like realistic, strong women protagonists - there are too many airheaded characters out there already, why contribute to this? If we want change, then we should start with how we represent different genders in fiction. It's really NOT THAT HARD.
I love it when characters are true to how they are portrayed in the flicks/games/manga whatever - you love the character for a reason, right? Why change? ...I do, however, have no problem with poking fun at certain of these traits... if it's funny, and doesn't offend anybody or blackens the character, why not?
I love a good mystery - originality, shock, awe... together, they have the possibility to do many, many wonders.
I love unconventional pairings - I think different dynamics should be explored, and I applaud writers who go the extra mile to come up with realist situations where these dynamics can be 'shown in action'
Too much drama... err... well, if it starts getting annoying, as in, you want to rip your hair out and curse the author in different tongues... then no - I believe in moderation.
OC... Again, moderation - if its well rounded, believable, and doesn't take away all the attention from the main characters, then, fine, I'll go with it.
Song-fics... I, for one, only use part of the lyric as to show where my inspiration came from... honestly, we come from different countries, we listen to different things, the songs being sung within a fic does not usually contrubuit in any real way - so, honestly, no, I don't like song-fics. Plus, they are kind of annoying... (I know this from experience, as I too have written a song-fic for this site - the feedback was not so nice...)
Fics for the sake of fics - I like randomness, I do, believe me, but if there is no structure, no deeper point to anything done or said... then... why?
Heavy, philosophical fics - I took philosophy in university, wasn't a fan of it, and though I do like things with bulk and some sort of message behind it (aka, something that makes you think of things in a new light)... if something makes you question, well, everything, or at the very least makes your head hurt and your heart heavy, then no, no thank you. My life is complicated enough without me wasting time having existential meltdowns.
Saddest TV Moment: When Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer died in Season 7’s finale
Happiest TV Moment: When Buffy finally told Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer that she loved him in Season 7’s finale (for this reason and this reason alone, as well as the reason above, I’ve been a weeping mess for a week)
The only TV series to make me cry: Oddly enough, SCRUBS, the season 8 series finale as JD was preparing to leave the hospital for the last time and had that flashback and flash forward moment.
- From DC - Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent), Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), Wonder Woman (Diana Prince), Black Canary (Dinah Lance), Nightwing (Richard Grayson), Red Hood (Jason Todd - technically not a hero-hero, but who cares!), Robin (Damian Wayne), Red Arrow/Arsenal/Speedy (Roy Harper), Red Robin (Timothy Drake), Green Lantern (Hal Jordon) & the Flash (Wally West)
- From Marvel - Iron Man (Tony Stark), The Hulk (Bruce Banner), Nick Fury (could he be considered a superhero???), Thor, Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff)
Favourite Movies: Red, Ironman 1, 2 & 3 , The Avengers, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Kung Fu Panda 2, Miss Congeniality, Easy A, Bad Teacher, Dinner for Schmucks, Fun with Dick and Jane, Morning Glory, Vampires Suck, Get Smart, Man of Steel & the Superman Movies 1 & 2 with Christopher Reeve as Superman, Anger Management, Lord of the Rings Triology, The Hobbit, Ant Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Wedding Video
The Person I would like to meet the most: I’m torn between Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas or Flo-Rida. Oh! And, I’d really like to meet the Jonas Brothers so that I can tell them they looked like a bunch of teen werewolves in Camp Rock on the Disney Channel.
Favourite Games: Plants vs. Zombies, The Legend of Spyro Series, Persona 4, Kingdom Hearts, Dragon Quest 8, Age of Mythology, Odin’s Sphere & Sims. Also!!! Dragon Age 1 & 3 and Skyrim
Favourite Bands & Musicians: Calvin Harris, Pink, Flo-Rida, Paramore, Florence the Machine, Muse, Owl City, Snow Patrol, The Fray, The Killers, Nickleback, Daughtry, David Guetta, Civil Twilight, Carly Rae Jepsen, Coldplay, Avalanche City, Band of Skulls, Foster the People, Deathcab for Cutie, Emeli Sande, The Script, Kings of Leon, Martin Solveig, Britney Spears & The Wanted.
Guilty Pleasure: COFFEE!!!!
The person/celebrity I would glomp if I ever had a chance: Mmm... Tough one, but if I had to choose, I'd go with Stan Lee, the father of all things Marvel - I am a total DC fan girl but you cannot deny this guy's sheer awesomeness
Fictional characters I'd glomp in a heartbeat:
- Demyx, Zexion, young and old Ienzo and Riku from Kingdom Hearts
- Damien Wayne, Jason Todd, Dick Grayson and Alfred Pennyworth from the Batman comics
- Dobby from the Harry Potter series (he is cute in his ugliness)
- Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory (need I go on???)
- Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon (judge me if you want, he is just that adorable)
Favourite pairings (Because this needs to be a category on its own)
DC comics in general
Batman/Wonder Woman (oh hells to all the yesses!)
Superman/Lois Lane (this pairing is ingrained into pop-culture for a fluffin' reason damn it!!!)
Green Arrow/Black Canary
Green Lantern John Stewart/Hawkgirl
Nightwing/Oracle aka Batgirl
Red Robin/Wonder Girl
Red Robin/Batgirl aka Stephanie Brown
The Hulk/Black Widow (How I feel about this pairing is... Beyond what I am able to describe)
Iron Man/Pepper Potts
Scarlet Witch/Vision (not sure how THAT is going to work but okay! Pairing's canon apparently)
Kid Flash Wally West/Artemis
Kanji T/Naoto S (I adore this pairing!!!)
Yuu N/Rise K
Yosuke H/Chie S
Akihiro S/Mitsuru K
Oliver Q/Felicity S
Thea Q/Roy H
Donald D/Daisy D (just because I think they are cute :3)
Aqua/Vanitas (don't judge!!!)
Larxene/Saix (unconventional yes, but I kinda like it... A lot)
(oh god I've fallen) Marluxia/Vexen
Zexion/Demyx (I'm actually working on something pretty big regarding this pairing as we speak! I have accepted and embraced my inner fan girl!)
Draco M/Hermoine G
Harry P/Luna L
Rose W/Scorpius M
Harry P/Ginny W
Albus Dumbledore/Minerva M
Solas/F!Levellan (the angst... My god, the angst... :' it's magnificent...)
Cullen/Mage!Trevellyan (he is absolutely adorable)
Hawke/Fenris (despite the fact that his voice reminds me of every other James Bond super villain - don't judge, you were thinking it too at some point!)
My list of lust-worthy fictional characters... Just because...
Richard Grayson aka Nightwing (...heheh...)
Thor (do I even need to elaborate?)
Jason Todd aka Red Hood
Bruce Wayne aka Batman (betcha never saw that one coming, huh?)
Terra, Riku and Vanitas from Kingdom Hearts (I only just realized that all these guys went or are evil... Oh well!)
Cloud from Final Fantasy
Oliver Queen from the Arrow tv series
Clark Kent from the Smallville tv series (I'm still looking for a pic with his shirt off...)
That which I dislike:
- Charles Dickens (only because I have to read his stupid book, A Tale of Two Cities for English class) & and the dude makes a point of explaining his (beautiful and likewise gripping) metaphors in detail over and over in his writing - I think his stuff would be easier to read if he didn't do the last thing, seriously.
- Virginia Woolf (no... No... No... A thousand times no!!!)
- Shakespeare (thou mayeth protest-eth, but thou hast not had to write-eth a frickin' essay-type-eth of test under 2 hours... Eth) that and his stuff is dead boring. Can't change my mind, sorry.
- Essays (not fun, not fun at all)
- Bullies (of all ages)
- Know-it-all's & Suck-up's (seriously, WHY?)
And, then, lastly;
- Writer's Block (it's a bitch)
From Johnny Bravo (I got everything from the cartoon on Wikipedia)
(Johnny and Donny Osmond are at a mountain, Donny's playing a guitar)
Johnny Bravo: Okay, what's the guitar for?
Donny Osmond: I'm gonna teach you how to sing, Johnny!
Johnny Bravo: And I'm gonna teach you how to shut up!
Donny Osmond: Neat! It would be like a trade!
(In a parody of Green Eggs & Ham Suzy: "Would you eat them with a fox?" Johnny Bravo: "If the fox were Courtney Cox. But since that is not the case, get that stuff away from my face."
Johnny Bravo: "Oh, you are Fidel Castro" Luke Perry: "Eh, no Luke Perry" Johnny Bravo: "Right, What did I say?" Luke Perry: "Hey, look I have to go" Johnny Bravo: "No wait I am your biggest fan. I based all my life in you and all the cast of Baywatch" Luke Perry: "Don't you mean 90210" Johnny Bravo: "Ah, Luke Perry"
Johnny Bravo: "What do you think, Rubber Ducky?" Rubber Ducky: "Quack, quack." Johnny Bravo: "My thoughts exactly!"
Momma: "Johnny, have you been taking good care of your teeth?" Johnny Bravo: "Yes, Momma. I've been brushing everyday with this baking soda and peroxide." [holds up jar] Momma: "Johnny, this isn't baking soda and peroxide, its cane sugar and molasses." Johnny Bravo: "To-may-to, To-mah-to."
Kid: shouts "Look, Mommy! That guy's looking at pictures of almost naked men!" [the whole store stares at Johnny] Johnny Bravo: "This is a men's fitness magazine, I want to look like this, not at this... I've got nothin' to be ashamed of!" [walks up to cashier ashamed, and drops change on the counter] Johnny Bravo: "...TV Guide."
Jungle Boy: "He didn't mean to hurt anyone. Did you, Mister Johnny?" Johnny Bravo: "Of course not, kid. I wouldn't hurt a fly." Fly: "It's a lie. It's a lie!"
Johnny Bravo: [running] "Did you see a gorilla around here?" Businessman: "No." Johnny Bravo: [running and stops] "Did you see a gorilla around here?" Hippie: "No." Johnny Bravo: "Did you see a gorilla around here?" Gorgeous woman: (flirtatious tone) "No." Johnny Bravo: "Did you see a..." [pauses, looks back and runs backwards] Old woman: "Gorilla?" Johnny Bravo: "Hey there hot mama, you wouldn't happen to be hiding a gorilla under them clothes, would you?" [gorgeous woman grabs Johnny by the arm and entangles him into a battered down victim with little effort] Johnny Bravo: "Yeah. She wants me."
Johnny Bravo: [After a cooking contest] "Hey! 16th place! That's not bad!" Suzy: "There were only 12 contestants."
Lois: "My name is Lois - a mistress of the night." [Thunder lighting] Johnny Bravo: "My name is Johnny - a Mister of the Universe."
Johnny Bravo: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!" Mama: "Johnny! What's all the commotion?" Johnny Bravo: "I got a toothache, mama.
From Sherlock Holmes (2009):
Sherlock Holmes: You've never complained about my methods before.
Sherlock Holmes: There's only one case that intrigues me at present. The curious case of Mrs Hudson, the absentee landlady. I've been studying her comings and goings, they appear most... sinister.
Irene Adler: Why are you always so suspicious?
Dr Watson: Get that out of my face.
Sherlock Holmes: Madam, I need you to remain calm and trust me, I'm a professional. Beneath this pillow lies the key to my release.
Sherlock Holmes: Don Giavonni is playing at the theatre. I could easily procure two tickets if you had anyone interested in going.
From Sherlock Holmes 2: Game of Shadows (2011):
Sherlock Holmes: It's so overt...it's covert.
Madam Simza Heron: A wagon is too slow. Can't you ride?
Sherlock Holmes: Lie down with me, Watson.
Dr John Watson: You seem to be-
Sherlock Holmes: Don't be a dingy bird.
Dr John Watson: [reading note left by Holmes] 'Come at once, if convenient. If inconvenient, come all the same.'
Sherlock Holmes: [grabbing bomb] Don't worry, this is what I do for a living.
Mary Watson: I miss him too, you know, in my own way. It's going to be a beautiful week in Brighton.
Dr John Watson: I know you can hear me, you selfish bastard. [performs CPR on Holmes] I know you can hear me you bastard! [Watson is dragged from body by Sim, and thinks of something] His wedding gift.
Dr John Watson: Tell me, when was the last time you had a hedgehog goulash?
Mrs Hudson: [turning to Dr John Watson] Doctor, you must get him to a sanitorium! For the past month, he's taken nothing but coffee, tobacco, and cocoa leaves. He never sleeps! I hear multiple voices, as if he's rehearsing a play.
Dr John Watson: [opens the door to Holmes' study, it is full with strange plants] Your hedge needs trimming.
Dr John Watson: [punching Holmes after Mary was thrown from the train, into the river] Did you just kill my new wife?
Mycroft Holmes: Good evening, Mrs Watson. I'm the other Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes: Has all my instruction been for naught? [pours] You still read the official statement and believe it. It's a game, dear man, a shadowy game. We're playing cat and mouse, the professor and I. Cloak and dagger.
Batman Begins (2005):
Batman/Bruce Wayne: Bruce Wayne.
Alfred Pennyworth: Why do we fall sir? So we might learn to pick ourselves up.
Alfred Pennyworth: Are you coming back to Gotham for long, sir?
Alfred Pennyworth: Why bats, Master Wayne?
Lucius Fox: I analysed your blood, isolating the receptor compounds and the protein-based catalyst.
Henri Ducard: Theatricality and deception are powerful agents.
Ra's Al Ghul: Well, well. You took my advice about theatricality a bit... literally.
Jim Gordon: I'll get my car.
Lucius Fox: Why do you need that [anti-shooting equipment, Mr Wayne?
Alfred Pennyworth: It's a problem with the graphite, sir. The next 10,000 will be up to specifications.
Alfred Pennyworth: They'll have to be, uh, large orders, uh to avoid suspicion.
Alfred Pennyworth: What was the point of all those push-ups if you can't even lift up a bloody log!
From The Dark Knight (2008):
Batman/Bruce Wayne: People are dying, Alfred. What would you have me do?
Gordon: It's mister Wayne, isn't it? That was a very brave thing you did!
Joker: I just did what I do best. I took your little plan and I turned it on itself. Look what I did to this city with a few drums of gas and a couple of bullets. Hmmm? You know... You know what I've noticed? Nobody panics when things go "according to plan". Even if the plan is horrifying! If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it's all "part of the plan". But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!
Alfred: Did you get mauled by a tiger?
Batman/Bruce Wayne: You look tired, Alfred. You'll be all right without me?
Batman/Bruce Wayne: Don't let me find you out here again.
Batman/Bruce Wayne: What about getting back into the plane?
Alfred: I suppose they'll lock me up as well. As your accomplice...
Lucius Fox: Are we talking Rottweilers or Chihuahuas?
Harvey Dent: Any psychotic ex-boyfriends I should be aware of?
Joker: You've got a little fight in you. I like that.
Batman/Bruce Wayne: If I get him to you, can you get him to talk?
Joker: I believe whatever doesn't kills you, simply makes you... Stranger.
Batman/Bruce Wayne: Then why did you wanna kill me?
Chechen: What do you propose?
Joker: Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I'm a dog chasing cars. I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just... *do* things.
Joker: Oh, you. You just couldn't let me go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You are truly incorruptible, aren't you? Huh? You won't kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. And I won't kill you because you're just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.
Joker: It's a funny world we live in. Speaking of which, do you know how I got these scars?
Alfred: It'll be nice when Wayne Manor's rebuilt. Then you can swap not sleeping in a penthouse, for not sleeping in a mansion.
Joker: Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I'm a dog chasing cars. I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it.
Joker: I like this job - I like it!
Joker: [Batman slams The Joker's head on a table] Never start with the head, the victim gets all fuzzy.
Joker: Madness is like gravity. All it takes is a little push.
Batman/Bruce Wayne: I have only one rule
Harvey Dent: The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.
From The Dark Knight Rises (2012):
Bruce Wayne/Batman: Oh, now you're showing off.
Alfred: Is it really painful?
Lucius Fox: I like your girlfriend, Mr Wayne.
Bruce Wayne/Batman: So now you're trying to set me up with a jewel thief?
Bruce Wayne/Batman: What does that mean? [referring to the prisoners' chants]
Selina Kyle: You could've gone anywhere. Been anything. But you came back here.
Bane: We both know that I have to kill you now. You'll just have to imagine the fire!
Bruce Wayne/Batman: [on a rooftop, Batman turns away from Selina, then turns back and realizes she is gone] So that's what that feels like.
Fox: [about The Bat] She fly pretty well?
Selina Kyle: [getting into The Bat] My mother warned me about get into cars with strange men.
John Blake: I showed your picture to the congressman.
Selina Kyle: Mr Wayne... I'm sorry they took all your money.
Fr. Reilly: You dumb bitch!
Selina Kyle: He's behind you.
Bruce Wayne/Batman: Those are lovely pearls. My mother had a pair just like them. [walks over to the safe] But that's impossible because her's are in the safe, [opens it] which the manufacturer said was uncrackable.
Selina Kyle: There's a storm coming.
Selina Kyle: You shouldn't have...
Lucius Fox: I call it The Bat. And yes, Mr Wayne, it does come in black.
Bruce Wayne/Batman: It's a brazing costume for a cat-burglar.
Bruce Wayne/Batman: My WIFE?