Author has written 1 story for Chronicles of Narnia.
Intro And About Me:
So, this is what a FanFiction profile page looks like.
It's kind of intimidating.
Hello. I'm WhereTheShadowsDie, but you can call me Shadow, if you so wish. I am younger than a college kid, maturer than a middle-school kid, and older than an elementary school kid. Think about it. I live in the United States, and I am an avid fan of the Chronicles of Narnia. I am Christian, bookish, and one of the youngest people in my class. I hope to get a major in music, a major in English, and a teaching certificate. Later in life, once I have a steady job, I hope to take night classes to get a degree in creative writing.
My favorite music is rock, but not screamo. There's something appealing about how melodic and symphonic rock can be. Evanescence is a current favorite, along with Paramore, 30 Seconds To Mars, Shinedown, Three Days Grace, and Linkin Park.
I am the girl who nobody, but those who have vision, can see. I am the funny one who never laughs. I am the quiet one who loves people. I am the blonde without any friends. I am the rocker who enjoys classical music. I am the loud one who's never heard. I am the writer who never shows her work. I am the unseen one, hiding in plain sight.
I get inspiration from everywhere. Usually, though, it is from lines that I've taken out of songs and squeezed all meaning out of. I've had the Narnia fandom in my head for so long that it has grown into an entirely new universe, which is why I call my stories my own universe instead of canon. It's my own world, though Lewis had it first. I am merely expanding it, and in expanding, it has gotten so out of hand that I simply had to let it out. Thus, my writing fanfiction.
My Narnia Universe:
The Rise of the Fallen - A year after their coronation, Peter and Edmund must prove that they can banish the fear of the past, even when treachery and deceit lurk in the shadows, waiting to strike.
To Kill a King - An attempt at Edmund's life brings the him almost to the breaking point,as old memories come flooding back to the surface. (Author's Note: Whee! Assassins!)
Trends In My Writing:
I will sometimes ramble on and on about insignificant details, such as the psychological effects of Edmund's imprisonment, and no one will call me out on it.
I prefer long paragraphs to short ones.
I use symbolism in some of the most insignificant details, and it is usually very obscure symbolism.
Peter's voice is more formal than Edmund's, as he has almost mastered the court language, whereas Edmund clearly has not.
Edmund is more prone to making flippant remarks in his everyday speech than Peter.
The girls don't show up much.
Original characters are kept to a minimum, yet some are very important.
Predictability is not one of my strong suits.
I just want to be elecktrum if I grow up, okay? I can do that, right?
It is obvious when I haven't written the whole story beforehand, because usually I will resort to short cliffhangers rather than long well-resolved chapters.
Humor is my fall-back position. Action is my default position. Character development is my filler position.
I will often browbeat my characters into strange situations that they would normally not succumb to, and I can make it seem completely natural.
I am American, so I haven't had British prose pummeled into my brain from birth, and therefore I can be casually formal, but I can't truly capture the boys' speech cadences.
TREACHERY! Just expect it.
My Fantastic Betas:
The Lioness Lives - My humor expert, providing me with a daily dose of sarcasm since we met.
LuMezenga - Saving me from the minuscule mess-ups that could ruin me.
Little Details You May Have Missed:
(Warning - may contain spoilers. Do not read if you haven't read the stories. Don't say I didn't warn you.)
The Grae's names all start with the letters "Ru-". "Ru" is the symbol for Ruthenium, which is a rare metallic chemical element. It is inert to most chemicals. I choose it for their names because the Grae's aren't receptive to people, and because the color is symbolic. The metal is grey, like the mist in the Garden. There's your science lesson for the day.
I use the Pevensie's Disney movie looks, but their ages from the books. (I rhymed!)
The Grae's last names are symbolic too. Jadis was called the White Witch, and because the Graes are the remnants of her, they are not as potent. Therefore, Grae.
As I will occasionally write stories out of order, this is to avoid confusion for those who wish to read my tales in the order of which they occurred in Narnia.
Year 1 of the Golden Age:
The Rise of the Fallen (In Progress)
Year 2 of the Golden Age:
To Kill a King (Planning Stages)
In Closing: The fact that you have made it this far tells me any combination of these three things:
1) You are extremely brave.
2) You enjoy my fanfiction.
3) You hate me and/or are bored.
I hope you enjoy my Narnia universe, and I hope you find your own niche in fanfiction.
Good luck, friend. May Aslan bless you for the rest of your days.