Author has written 29 stories for Elder Scroll series, Shadowrun, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Jem, Animorphs, Misc. Games, Misc. Cartoons, and Borderlands.
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I don't read and write the same fanfic. As part of my personal weirdness, I read a TON of Harry Potter fanfic. Love it a lot more than the original books - have a thing for Snape/Hermoine. I absolutely do not write it. That being said, I'm so used to non-cannon fic that I have no problems branching out in my own writings.
I putz. And Edit. And I rarely "finish" The first time my story is up, it's often in initial and inspirational form. I saw it in my head, I wrote it down on a cheapo word processing program with no spelling or grammar check - and then I went to sleep (or back to work, or whatever). When you see 'slightly edited' on a story, that usually means I re-read it a couple of days after posting it, was horrified at the sloppy mistakes, and tried to whip it into - if not actual 'shape' then at least less mess. The vast majority of my work is "in process". I will (and have) come back to something to edit or add chapters months or years after initially posting it. And - I write shortish chapters. You have been warned.
I do give Feedback! - but only if I finish the chapter: If I don't like it, I usually don't get past the first three sentences. Yes, I'm one of those people who read the headlines and a paragraph and then don't turn to page E6.
I found Gamefic by accident Once upon a time my sweetie started DMing an RPG campaign based on the Morrowind (Elder Scrolls III) game. Complete with screenshots, and political schemes (he used the Harnmaster gaming system - best system I ever played in/with) and I fell totally in love with the world. I eventually tried playing the computer game (sad face) It's not as fun as a live RPG, (and I'm about ready to go into GOD mode to get the enchanting to actually work) so ... In order to make it more fun I do screenshots and come up with captions for them, including the ongoing adventures of a semi-tame kagouti named Matilda (mostly in my head, I really need to write it) and a regularly summoned bonewalker who likes getting his head rubbed. I'm open to suggestions for the name of the bonewalker.
I also tend to mention NPCs (from the game/cartoon/universe I'm writing about/playing in, from my previous stories - heck sometimes from other people's fanfic) that I include, just on the off chance that someone else might have heard of them and/or liked them.
The Elder Scrolls Multiverse: I do a lot of writing based in ES. However I only play in in Morrowind and Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) [insert small rant about how Cliff Racers are wrong online]. Generally my stories are Adventure - where I'm exploring the world, the relationships, the culture and pretty much anything else that catches my eye. Or Horror. Any players of Morrowind-the-computer-game will know that there was an undercurrent of horror. I think it was too subtle. I also (years ago) used to play Call of Cthulu RPG, so expect tragedy for at least some characters in those versions. Most of my stories have a romance subplot somewhere in there too.
Jem!. Saw the trailer for the movie (a movie? I'm still in shock) and got inspired to play in that universe again. However since I just can't get my brain into the main band, mostly I write about the 'unfinished' stuff - the Limp Lizards and the Space Cadets (haven't yet touched the Leatherettes). Starting a fic (possible crossover with Inhumanoids) with Eric Raymond ... we'll see how that goes.
Still haven't seen the movie...kind of afraid to see the movie...looks like "Jem-Lite" which makes me want to have a rash.
Fallout 4: Haven't finished it. But then I've yet to play all the way Morrowind (ES ... 3?) so there you go. Actually haven't played it in a LOONG time. The main story is too sad... and the side quests are too tangled up in it. And no co-op (sad face).
Borderlands 2: Just started playing. And cranking the Theme music up on Youtube. And contemplating fiction stories. I play mostly Gaige so far (I love any version of summoning anything). Working on rewrites of some of the things I hated in-game. If you read any of my works or works-in-progress, be warned. Spoilers and all that.
Where is the Paranoia?: Not enough Paranoia game-fic to make a section? Surely Friend Computer is plotting someone's summary execution for that. Although I have to admit, while gaming it might be playfully insanely fun, writing it is more quietly tragic.
Story Challenge (to anyone who writes in ANY fandom that I've written in): Write with me!
Write something with me! Let's alternate chapters somehow. Chapter tag!
Write something that takes place in one of my multiverses - I have a whole extended multi-race multi-clan version of Elder Scrolls Online (that I share with my best friend) including the noble and ancient semi-knightly "Order of the Dragon" (started as an explanation of that tattoo), and the "House of Dibella" (cross some of the subtle ideas of beauty from Memoirs of a Geisha with the more ... earthy and enthusiastic delights of the Priestess-hoods of Ancient Sumer). Anyway, room for lots more.
Screwball story ideas that I really have to put somewhere to remember them/AKA the plot bunny farm (feel free to take one home with you!):
Fallout 4 How about Mama Murphy knowing some disarming or "report" code that got a synth or two to just talk? What could happen then? Synth settlers in Sanctuary?
Fallout 4: Recently (in my universe) Oberland station got attacked by the scruffiest group of poorly-maintained gen 2 synths that I could imagine. What if they had approached peacefully (well .. not possible in the game.. but what if?)
Fallout 4: How much memory are gen 2 synths allowed to retain? What if they are regularly 'erased'? What if one finds out she keeps getting "blanked out"? I'm pretty sure this is a steal from a side plot from "Well of Souls".
Elder Scrolls online: The orc banker in Port Hunding (Lurgonash gro-Dugronk) is really quite a hottie. He totally needs a story. For that matter coinclerk Arawe in Auridon is pretty cute as well. I think we need an "interest in banking" series.
Harry Potter/Morrowind Crossover, because Slytherin is really just another name for Telvanni. And NOT Severus Snape - I'd rather see how Lucius Malfoy deals with Dyviath Fyr's "daughters".
Morrowind: Cliff racers with corpus. Giant twisted monstrous slamming one oversize oozing clawed "wing" after another as it struggles after the heroine (who of course is running backwards, trips and somehow can't get up and has to scrabble backwards) then add in a dose of Japanese anime. Possibly some tentacle hentai while I'm at it. Ewww.
Paranoia fic. I'd like to do more to explore the various mutations and secret societies. I'm actually kind of surprised that now - looking for it - I pretty much can't find any Paranoia fanfic. If you know of a Paranoia fanfic site, or anyone who writes it - please PM me!
Elder scrolls universe - what is this Green pact - that makes is so that Bosmer "can" take only a single form?!? There has got to be a story or five there. And why are antlers a choice of "head adornment"? Also dinking around in Bosmer history, I'm beginning to suspect that while they look like other mer, they actually descend from a different ancestral pathway and are possibly more related to Kajiit and Argonians (or at least closer to the "early generations" of entities than most mer).
Celebrity death match: 1-Walking Dead zombies vs. Corprus victims, 2-"The Losers" vs. "The Expendables" (the Losers would totally win), 3-The fifth Doctor Vs. Sheogorath (no idea who would win, but I would love to hear the banter), 4-Caius Cosades vs. Razum-dar with Hasphat Antabolis as the referee (again, the banter would be great) 5- Lurgonash gro-Dugronk (Banker at Port Hunding) vs. Vin Diesel (I can dream!) [while I'm on this kick, how about a live-action movie with Vin Diesel AS Lurgonash, 6-M'ique the liar vs. Rocket Racoon from The Guardians.
Elder Scrolls Online - who (NPC-wise) from past/other versions of ES would or could be trapped in Couldharbor? For instance what is Molag Grunda up to? Has she met her totally inappropriate love interest yet?
Blood silk. I've been studying medication in the elderly, which means I've been reviewing warfarin, which means I've been reviewing the coagulation cascade, which resulted in me watching a really neat video on YouTube where the patho review guy talked about fibrin being a lovely delicate mesh. So there ought to be somebody that can use magic to "pull" the fibrin out of the blood in the form of a delicate thread/cloth type of thing. Probably a Telvanni. Which isn't enough for a story by itself. So I need another bit here.
Heroes - or not - some story that starts out with someone being labled a hero when the individual knows better.
Borderlands 2 - pets! The body language of pup skags is just freaky adorable!
GameFic rant. This rant takes place in Morrowind (to clarify: TES III not the ESO expansion)
I admit I am my own best fan. My character is the first reason I write the story. She's the LAST reason anyone would start to read it. People read fanfic for the characters in the books, and gamefic to look for the NPCs. For gods sakes make them interesting! Consider Morrowind (my fic of choice): Fargoth has got to be one of the most annoying characters in the entire game - was he dropped on his head too many times as a small child? Would a restore intelligence potion help him? What is the deal with Hrisskar flat-foot being such a jerk to Fargoth? Is it because Fargoth is gay and Hrisskar is not? Or is it because of a sujamma-induced night of passion that Fargoth doesn't really remember, and Hrisskar can't seem to forget? For that matter what kind of name is Hrisskar flat-foot for a Nord, anyway? Was he raised by Kajiit? By Argonians? On the run from Skyrim? What is the deal with Socucius Ergalla always being in his office? Is he avoiding his shrewish wife and five kids? Having an affair with Adraria Vandacia? How come he writes everything down? It is that he's seriously OCD? Or is he compensating for the early stages of Alzheimer's dementia?
You start off in Seyda Neen; this is the passageway for ALL the trade between Morrowind and the rest of the Empire. Think of the opportunities for intrigue and corruption. Think: "East Empire Trading Company" does that ring a bell?!?: (in the immortal words of "Handy" from The Tic READ A BOOK). Think the British Empire and the history of the East India Trading company. Compare the occupation of Morrowind, and the religious conflicts it generates to the English occupation of India. Unlike Ghandi, dunmer don't take well to pacifism. And some (especially house Telvanni) lay plans in terms of decades or longer. If that doesn't work - then think Moss Eisly Spaceport.
Rant over ... sort of ... back to trivia
Dogs or Cats: Yes! And as a result of having a multicultural house (so to speak) I now have dogs that try to purr and cats that sniff ... fellow critters' behinds with the intensity of a puppy (if you only own cats: trust me, it's a whole other thing). I have not yet tried to integrate a ferret. Or a rat. I can feel my sweetie frowning as I type this.
Favorite drinks: Vanilla coffee with a shot of espresso, diet root beer and a shot of fake vanilla creamer, diet hot chocolate with a shot of vanilla rum (are you seeing a pattern here?)
Favorite Movies: Speed Racer, Congo, Demolition Man, Fast Five, King Kong (the Peter Jackson one [Andy Serkis is a God!]), Avengers (but not the second one - it was just ... off) and the super 48 frame 3D versions of The Hobbit; it's not a movie, it's looking through a window to an alternate universe. I'm still considering how I feel about Guardians of the Galaxy - because really, they did give away 90% of the best banter in the previews. After all, I've only watched it about 5 times; I'd hate to be too hasty. Deadpool.
Favorite commentary versions: Yes - if you haven't tried a commentary version, or haven't found a good one - you don't know what you are missing (well, duh, of course you don't - what I mean is try one!). "War Games" episode of Firefly. Now tied with Joss' commentary version of Avengers. Second place is the commentary version of Pitch Black, because that is where I learned that Vin Diesel is actually adorable. Also fun is the commentary version of "Tropic Thunder"; when in the movie Robert Downy jr. says he stays in character till the end of the commentary - omigod he's not kidding. Unfortunately Ben Stiller is revealed as a petty butthead; but such is life. For that matter, I have all the DVDs of Jem and the Holograms cartoon series, and Christy Marx does a pretty good commentary as well (several of them).
Favorite Stories: Velveteen Rabbit (because!), The Lucifer Principle (sort of philosophy. Sort of).
Currently Reading: Little House in the Big Woods (out loud to my sweetie - because!)
Looking Forward to: The Minnesota Rural Health Conference in Duluth this June. Yes, I'm weird like that.