Author has written 5 stories for Elder Scroll series, Patriot, Hobbit, Dragon Age, and Assassin's Creed.
I'm an egotistical, illogical, maniacal-on-Tuesdays, humanist Southern Baptist libertarian with no marketable life skills, and you've just made the egregious decision to visit my profile. Have fun!!! Giggle-snorts along the way are recommended and highly encouraged!
Also, I came for you DA: Inquisition and I conquered...and I climbed the Wall. And I remain, distressingly, disappointed (in the game, not the Wall, never the Wall).
Don't be afraid to PM about mistakes, corrections, concerns, ideas, or just for a chat. I like my internet friends infinitely better than my real friends.
Why do I write Fanfiction?
Simple - 1) Because the fanfiction community is vast, absurdly so, and that means that there are more people to provide feedback than might otherwise be available. 2) Because teaching myself to write within the confines of pre-set parameters helps me personally to better hone my skills at obeying a plot (original or not). And, also because of crap endings like that in ME3 and Buffy season 7, which I believe can be greatly improved upon via non-canon fanfics (thus, helping me sleep at night). Mostly, I got into fanfiction because I was so bled dry at writing for myself. I enjoy making other peoples' days better when they see an alert in their inbox. I write fanfiction because the people here write, too, and we help each other become better at what we do.
Hmm...my most commonly PM'd/reviewed complaint? "Ahhh, Fresh, your OCs are such rampant cowards and liars and users! I want to hit them all in the face with an ax! Ahhh!" That is the general gist of it. And yes, yes they are. I concur and sympathize with your need to psychically harm several of my OCs. You want Christ-child heroics from a beautiful, witty sorceress who uses her legendary fighting skills and Merlinesque understanding of the arcane arts to always remain unflinchingly stalwart and true and always make the right decision? Sorry, none to be found here. Cowards, liars, and weasels are infinitely more interesting than their heroic counterparts. If you actually like the character you're writing all the time then something is wrong. Nobody likes anybody all the time.
Fresh's Five Rules of Fanfiction:
- Never under any circumstances employ the word "chappies." Use the correct form. Say it with me - "chap - ter" Chapter. Chapter(s). "Chappies" is not cute. It's not funny. Don't say it. Ever. Unless you're twelve...in which case it's still inexcusable. In a pinch, the abbreviation "chap X" is acceptable.
- Do not withhold chapters for reviews. If you do, you shall forever more be labeled by myself and others as an attention-seeking she-dog. I know I'm guaranteed not to review anything that says "I'm not posting chapter X until I get Y reviews." Grow up. Grow up now.
- Don't feed the trolls. They'll squash your confidence into jelly.
- Do not leave a review that contains some derivative of "update nownownownownownownow" Encouragement is great. Concrit is even better. If you want good/substantial/usable reviews, you must build up your review karma.
- Unless you're doing a kick-ass Buffy, anti-vampire-pussification crossover, don't write Twilight fanfics. Especially don't write fanfics about Twilight fanfics *ahem*
Further fun, interesting, and indisputable facts about myself...My OTP, you ask? Myself and Talbot from Uncharted. He exists right? Alas, then it would have to be Elena and Harry Flynn FOREVER. Favorite book(s)? King of the Wind by Maguerite Henry or possibly Camus' the Plague Favorite 'Guilty Pleasure' book? The Southern Vampire Mysteries Least Favorite Literary Character? Legolas. The End. I had a speech impediment as a kid where I couldn't pronounce my "L's"and my dad taught me to read with LotR. He'd read a passage and then make me repeat it. Needless to say, I developed an irrational hatred of the character. Favorite TV show(s)? Psych and Dark Shadows (pre-Angelique). I'd say Buffy but only seasons 1-4. Season 5 never happened and I rage -quit season 7. Favorite song: The Night's too Long by Patty Loveless. "But Sara, why are so many of your characters blonde? Are you a secret supporter of the master rac-" No, lemme just stop you there. I dislike the traditional blonde stereotypes. I should very much like to fight my own private battle against them. Like Joss Whedon but probably less successfully. Gibbs or Longmire? Longmire, duh. Most hated NPC from a game? Alistair motherf@$!*& Therin. Favorite NPC from a game? Loghain Mac Tir or Nathaniel Howe. Quite possibly Garrus Vakarian, too. Can I have all three? We could sit around and troll the rest of the world like one big happy family. What universe would you most like to live in? Star Wars x 10000000 but only in the Old Republic and only if I had crazy strong force powers. Otherwise...Dragon Age, so that I could berate Alistair for being a whiny, self-righteous man-child. Or Mortal Kombat, because Smoke. "Quick, Sara, I want to send you into a murderous rage! What does the trick?" The words "50 Shades of Grey" and literally everything about it. Also, try using the word "ironic" incorrectly. Pets? Children? I'm a cat person who wound up with a German Shepherd named Chaney and Bacall, an adopted Red Heeler/Pit Bull mix. They're the best birth control a gal could want.
"Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect."
-Edgar Allan Poe
"This affair must all be unravelled from within." He tapped his forehead. "These little grey cells. It is 'up to them'--as you say over here." A. Christie
"You either Darth Revan or you don't Revan." - Me, upon completion of any RPG.
Murder, Love, and Other Things/ The Killing Kind...this story is currently under revision. This is my baby and I'm slowly but surely working through it.You can find the original version here: but beware the plot holes. They be large and many: http://archiveofourown.org/works/545258/chapters/970356
Blood and Freedom...I walk past part of the set from the Patriot almost everyday. Inspiration has been sneaking back slowly but surely.
The Bear-Man's Daughter "Fathers and Daughters, Bears and Wolves" ... http://archiveofourown.org/works/1080907 Also, I really want to thank ParadiseLostinTranslation for taking it upon himself to type up the final chapters from my manuscript, as I'm unable. But doesn't that sound cool? My "manuscript." M-a-n-u-s-c-r-i-p-t. Thanks to him, the story will be concluded before the final movie's release. Revisions and Added Scenes -
Chapter 8 – Galadriel’s scene & Orla’s scene with Kili and Estel after dinner
Chapter 14 - scene between orla and thorin – “Thorin’s eyes were stormy as he spoke… He was kind enough to help the woman back into her jerkin and coat before bidding both her and Thorin goodnight”
Chapter 19 - After first page break - Kili/Orla scene