Author has written 12 stories for StarTrek: Deep Space Nine, Patriot, Harry Potter, Sharpe Series, and Hogan's Heroes.
9-1-2012 - NOTICE: After ten years of having the same user name, I have changed my author name from SlytherinDragoon to Sgt. Hakeswill.
3-24-13 - I've now finished Let This Heart Be Still, featuring Sgt. Obadiah Hakeswill from the Sharpe series. I am now in the process of posting a new story for the Sharpe series, Hakeswill's Enemy, which tells the story of how Obadiah Hakeswill came to hate Richard Sharpe enough to single him out for more intense harassment and bullying than he gave to the other men. It begins at the time Sharpe joined the army and will end when he and Sgt. Hakeswill ship out for India, three years prior to when Sharpe's Tiger begins.
12-25-13 - NEW STORY - I've begun yet another Obadiah Hakeswill story, Playing With Fire. Bernard Cornwell and Pete Postlethwaite created such a fascinating and unforgettable character that I was inspired to write about him once again.
I'm a middle aged woman who has always had a thing for "bad boys", since my earliest years. (For the record, my first bad boy obsession was at the age of four for a cartoon character named Dishonest John.)
There's nothing I like better than a well-written, well-portrayed, multi-faceted antagonist in movies, TV, and in books. I am not as fond of one-note, Batman-style, cartoon bad guys, but much prefer the worthy adversary types who are not necessarily "evil", per se. They either simply have their own agenda that differs from that of the protagonist, or have circumstances in their lives that either explain or mitigate their "badness". To me, they are always more interesting and exciting than most predictable, Dudley Do-Right good guys. And the "good guys" I do like all tend to have some type of ambiguity about them.
One of the best things about antagonists is that they are usually portrayed by character actors. These actors tend to be the most talented and accomplished actors in the business, and are quite often far more talented and versatile than the leading man/lady types.
Following is an incomplete list of my favorite antagonists and the actors who played them. From Deep Space Nine are Gul Dukat and Garak, played by Marc Alaimo and Andrew Robinson. In the Harry Potter world are Lucius Malfoy and Severus Snape, played by Jason Isaacs and Alan Rickman. In the Patriot, there's Colonel William Tavington, played yet again by Jason Isaacs. My most recent bad boy obsession is Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill, played by the incomparable Pete Postlethwaite, whom Steven Spielberg once called "the best actor in the world".
My three novel-length stories:
Lucius Malfoy/Hermione Granger. Hermione must decide what to do with her life after Ron is killed in the battle of Hogwarts. Lucius seeks to rehabilitate his reputation in a post-Voldemort world. A chance meeting eventually leads them to a common path. COMPLETE!
Let This Heart Be Still
Hakeswill/OFC. No one had ever loved Obadiah Hakeswill but his mother, nor had he loved anyone but her. But there had been one other woman, the mother of his son. This is their story. NOW COMPLETE
Dedicated to the memory of Pete Postlethwaite, 1946 - 2011
All For Love
Tavington/Charlotte. Colonel Tavington and Charlotte Selton meet and soon fall in love shortly after his arrival in South Carolina, before he earns his reputation as Butcher of the Carolinas. Also featured in a major secondary role is a favorite book antagonist from Margaret Lawrence's Hannah Trevor series: Marcus Tapp. I discovered him midway through writing All For Love, and as he's such a wonderfully conflicted antagonist from the same historical era, I decided to borrow him to insert into this story. COMPLETE.
I also have a companion blog on Wordpress for my fan fiction: http://eclectic3.wordpress.com/ . It includes historical and/or research notes, commentary, and insights about how and why I wrote my stories. Also included are photo illustrations about various story elements, and anything else that comes to mind that helps to further enjoyment and understanding of my stories. Comments and discussion are welcomed there.
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