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Author has written 117 stories for Protector of the Small Quartet, Song of the Lioness, Harry Potter, Circle of Magic, Beka Cooper series, and Hunger Games.
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About me/my role in fandom:
About my stories (updates and information):
Winners of my most recent competition(s):
Recommendations and great people:
Stories written for me (a WiP):
About quasi-canon characters or others you may not recognize in my fics:
Me across the web:
About Me/My Role in Fandom
Hi, I'm Aly, but you can call me Tamari, TamariChan, or really anything. I'm not Japanese -- the name is something a friend came up with when we were 10 and I'm too nostalgic to get rid of it.
I'm active in both the Harry Potter and Tamora Pierce fandoms. Feel free to PM me to talk, about fanfiction or otherwise. I'm friendly, I swear. Or stalk my favorites -- I'm guilty of it, too!
I, Tamari, have challenged myself! I'm proud to be a part of the Harry Potter Fanfiction Challenges forum.
I'm also a moderator at Goldenlake Tamora Pierce Forum, a wonderful TP community! Head on over and introduce yourself. :) And I beta in my spare time. You should be able to access my beta profile but shoot me a PM if you have any questions.
About My Stories-
finding a tomorrow- HP
A drabble collection for the OTP Boot Camp Challenge with my OTP, Lucy/Zacharias. As of 5-14-14 there are 25 drabbles out of 50. They range in mood from very angsty to very fluffy.
A drabble with Dean and Pansy, ambiguous. This won 1st place in the Princess Bride Quote Challenge at HPFC.
i need you to trust me- HP
A Lucy/Zacharias oneshot. This won 3rd place in the Maroon 5 Competition at HPFC.
You Must Be A Weasley and Can't Erase, Can't Replace- HP
Being rewritten. If you want to read them, let me know, because they're not on the site right now.
Of Freedom: Daring to Claim the Sky, Another Breeze, Waiting on a Dawn-Bright Lawn, The Distant Hill, Stalking Down a Narrow Cage, Singing of Things Unknown, Standing on the Grave of Dreams, Seeing Through the Bars of Rage, Clipped Wings and Tied Feet, Until the Current Ends- TP
A Decathlon series written at Goldenlake, featuring Lerant of Eldorne/Lianne of Conte. There's a mix of lengths and genres, even a Lianne/Lerant/Vania.
Bitter, Twisted Lies- Black Ocean, Lowered Eyes, Sassiness, Bowed Head, The Dream, Certainty, Haughtiness, History's Shame, Clear Daybreak, Like Dust- TP
A second Decathlon series, this one with Marek Swiftknife/Eiralys of Cavall. Again, a mix of genres and lengths, although this one is darker than Of Freedom. Like Dust and Clear Daybreak are two of the stories I'm most proud of, but they're darker than some of my usual.
your lies are silver, my lies are gold- HP
Regulus/Hermione time travel, a bit angsty and a just-for-kicks fic. This won runner up in the Last Kiss Competition #2 at HPFC. There were some issues with this being duplicated without permission. Please try to refrain from that, okay? :)
At Goldenlake, we're running the Wishing Tree. Come by, introduce yourself, and jump right into the community! We've got tons of new members and you definitely won't be the only one. :)
At HPFC, I'm still working on trying to complete the Summer Fic Exchange. Check out the forum to see what fics have been done so far. It's been an embarrassingly long time. I do hope to have everyone's fics ready eventually, but sadly I have a lack of reserve writers. :(
Recommendations (and great people):
If you like AUs or girl!Harrys (and honestly, even if you don't), you'll love Violet's The Pureblood Pretense and the sequels, The Serpentine Subterfuge and The Ambiguous Artifice. Seriously though. Read it. It starts a little slow, but it's so worth it. She's just started book 3. This is probably one of my favorite stories of all time. fanfiction or original fiction.
If you like my writing style in some of my HP stories, you can probably thank my beta-back-and-forth Paula (Exceeds Expectations, formerly known as AllIKnowIsADoorIntoTheDark, if you've seen a mention of her brilliance in any of my older stories). Seriously, she's an amazing beta and an even better writer. Other great people from the Harry Potter fandom can be found in the Harry Potter Fanfiction Challenges forum.
Kris is a wonderful writer in the TP fandom! Many wonderful writers from Goldenlake keep up their stories here at ff.net, so keep a look out for them as well.
Stories Written For Me
A work in progress, so please, please let me know if I've missed a fic you've written for me! Thank you all so much! Also, links that aren't to ff.net aren't working anymore, so if you want to read one of these, Google should have your back if you include the author.
Just A Girl by kitsunerei88
Token of Favor by sunshinerose4
The Great War by Seek
An Unexpected Sleepover by Kypriotha
Haunted by sesquipedalian
The Darkest Evening of the Year by indifferentred
Glitter and Gold by hawksandfeathers
A Gilded Cage, A Corroded Prison by Dawnfire321
Shade by wordy
Archaic by hawksandfeathers
There Will Be Horses by Ankhiale
Irritable Plotting by skylar
Plus ça change by indifferentred
Rumour Has It by wordy
His Promise by SilverOwlMalfoy
one mistake and zero happy endings by Exceeds Expectations
Ave Lucia by with the monsters
In the Harry Potter fandom, most of you are aware of quasi-canon characters. These are characters who never appeared in the canon, or were mentioned by something other than name, but by word of the author exist. In Harry Potter, this includes characters like Astoria Greengrass and many of the next-gen characters.
For Tamora Pierce, the same follows. Tamora Pierce has spoken in interviews, in question and answer sessions, and other methods about these quasi-canon characters, who I love to explore in fic. Goldenlake has a great resource for this on its supersite, fiefgoldenlake.com, if you're interested in learning more.
Long story short, I've decided to list these characters with a brief description to help out people who might not be so deep in the fandom as to recognize names like Eiralys or Thayine! I'm afraid I won't be doing this for Harry Potter, because the information's so much more widely available and acknowledged.
(For the most part, if you don't recognize someone, it'll be one of these characters or a minor character, like Marek Swiftknife. I rarely use original characters. The only true OCs I can think of off the top of my head are Adrienn of Eldorne in Dusk to Daybreak and Cora of Wellam in Sixteen Candles and even then they have quasi-canon/canon basis; we know that Lerant of Eldorne is not an only child, hence Adrienn, and we know that Sacherell of Wellam has at least one child, hence Cora.)
Jessamine of Queenscove is Neal's younger sister. She is the same age as Kel and is married to Balduin of Disart.
Neal also had two older brothers who were killed in the Immortals War. The eldest was Graeme and the other is unnamed.
The Conté brood, from oldest to youngest, is as follows:
Roald II of Conté appears in tI and PotS. He is the crown prince of Tortall and is older than Kel by 2 years.
Kalasin of Conté appears in tI. She is the oldest princess, older than Kel by 1 year, and wanted to be a knight before Jon talked her out of it. She marries Kaddar Illiniat between PotS and DotL and has a son, Binur.
Liam of Conté is only mentioned in canon. He is one year younger than Kel (two younger than Kalasin) so he would be in Owen's year, but for an unknown reason he is not shown.
Jasson II of Conté is one year younger than Liam. He is also not shown in page training.
Lianne II of Conté is one year younger than Jasson.
Vania of Conté is one year younger than Lianne.
Vivenne of Cavall is Wyldon's wife.
Eiralys of Cavall is Wyldon's oldest daughter. She has an unnamed husband.
Sunarine of Cavall is the next oldest.
Cathrea of Cavall is a priestess of the Great Mother.
Margarry of Cavall is the youngest, and will marry/is married to Owen of Jesslaw!
Coram Smythesson and Rispah Cooper marry and take over the fief of Trebond. They have ten children, and their names are generally regarded to be atrocious. I did not come up with them, so don't blame me!
Jonthair of Trebond (male) is the eldest. He is a knight in service to the Crown.
Alinna of Trebond (female) is the next oldest. She is in the Queen's Riders; she also rode with the Queen's Ladies during the Scanran war.
Thomsen of Trebond (m) is also a knight in service to the Crown. He is with the King's Own, in an unknown company; during the Scanran war, he was squired to Emeric of Legann near the City of the Gods.
Mylec of Trebond (m) is also in the Queen's Riders; during the war, he was near Frasrlund.
Daran of Trebond (m) is considered too young to leave home just yet, but by Tammy's own admission her math can be wonky. He is/will be in the Own; during the Scanran war, he scouted.
Liam of Trebond (m) might also be too young. He is/will be in the army; during the Scanran war, he scouted.
Thayine of Trebond (f) is probably still at home; during the Scanran war, she scouted.
Rose of Trebond (f) is still at home.
Elenna of Trebond (f) is cursed with a name that's ridiculously similar to her sister's -- Alinna and Elenna in the same family?
Buran of Trebond (m) is the youngest Trebond.
Gilymn of Naxen is Gary's oldest son. He is a knight and is married to Dolsa of Rosemark.
Zenoby of Naxen is the oldest daughter. She is married to Beltair haMinch.
Jaquetta of Naxen is the youngest daughter, and is a Daughter of the Goddess in Port Legann.
Geoffrey of Naxen is the youngest son and child. He is in the King's Own with no plans to marry soon.
Me Across The Web
Tamari at Archive of Our Own.
TamariChan at The King's Own Fanfiction Archive.
Tamari at Goldenlake.
Also, concerning archives: I am absolutely awful at keeping my fic up to date here, at AO3, AND at TKO, so if you notice a fic that you know I've written is missing from whichever is your favorite site, shoot me a PM! If you have another favorite archive for either Harry Potter or Tamora Pierce I don't know about, I'd love to hear that as well.