Author has written 50 stories for Coldfire Trilogy, Criminal Minds, Harry Potter, Dragonlance, Bionicle, Lord of the Rings, and Supernatural.
Nationality: Canadian (and proud of it, eh?)
Ancestry: Irish, Danish, English, Scottish
Real Name: Morgana. Don't look at me like that, my parents picked it, not me. (They're Arthurian reenactors.) I'm thankful they didn't name me Ygraine.
Fav Books: Shannara Series, Dragonlance Series, Coldfire Trilogy, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars EU novels, Heralds of Valdemar, the Tamuli Trilogy and the Wheel of Time series
Fav Music Genres: Celtic music, Country music, Oldies music, Rock music, and especially Power Metal!
Fav Singers/Groups: Blackmore's Night, Blind Guardian, Gordon Lightfoot, the Irish Rovers, Heather Alexander, Julia Ecklar, Heather Dale, Leslie Fish, Seanan McGuire, Faith And The Muse, Gwyllion, Altaria, Marty Robbins, Chris LeDoux, Garth Brooks, Nightwish, and Johnny Horton.
Fictional Characters I Would Marry: For preference, Gerald Tarrant. I wouldn't say no to Raistlin Majere, Dalamar Argent, Merlin, the Doctor, Legolas Greenleaf, or Draco Malfoy, though. (Update: Castiel is SO on this list now! As is Dean, as a matter of fact!)
Fav Actor: Orlando Bloom, by a mile *sigh* If I couldn't marry Gerald, or if I regained my sanity (and will to live), I'd marry Legolas in a second. Johnny Depp's a big fav too, though - and can't forget my darling Ewan McGregor. And Hello! Jensen Ackles, hell yeah!
Fav TV Shows: Doctor Who, Merlin, Mythbusters, Criminal Minds, NCIS, NCIS: LA, the Mentalist, Hawaii 5-0. Supernatural has recently achieved near-religious status for me: I just took up watching the back seasons when I got my hands on the DVDs, and it's mind-blowing.
Other Names on Other Sites: Mercuryshade999 at DeviantArt. Blackdragonsghost at HP Fandom.
New Developments: 03/04/13 - Well, I'm sure my readers want to murder me by now, but unfortunately something's come up at work and I'll be without Internet access for up to a few weeks. I will do my best to get updates posted as soon as possible, but I can't make any guarantees: in my line of work, the job has to come first, no matter what. I'll try not to leave you hanging too long!
Declaration of War: That's it. This is war. I have something to say to the person going by the name 'Loony', who left a scathing review on the story "The Sleeping Beauty" by my good friend Hobgoblin123 -
You are scum. I'm sorry, but that is the only word I can come up with to describe you. I have never met Hobgoblin in real life, but I consider her a good friend nonetheless through our online acquaintance, and I am absolutely shocked that anyone could be so cruel to her. If you don't want to read Author's Notes, that's your prerogative - it is not, however, your prerogative to leave senselessly cruel reviews specifically designed to hurt her feelings and make her feel badly. You think her stories aren't good because English isn't her first language and she sometimes has grammar difficulties? I think it's incredibly generous of her to take the time to write stories in a language she sometimes struggles with, just so that ungrateful worms like you can read her work. And as a writer in the Coldfire fandom myself, I take strong exception with your lament of 'where have all the good people gone'! I will have you know that I put hours and sometimes days into each of my stories, and that plenty of people find value and enjoyment in my contributions. And if you are such an expert on what makes a good story, why don't you try writing one yourself, instead of slamming other people's honest work?
You are arrogant, small-minded, petty, and downright cruel. I hope you feel happy, knowing that you made a kind, generous person feel badly just so you could have your five minutes on your flimsy little soapbox. When you post something of your own, please let me know, because I would be delighted to read it and tell you it's worthless just because I don't like the one original background character that you added. And please, oh please, I dare you to flame my work. I have quite a lot more I could say to you, and I will, if you just give me one tiny reason.
Update 14/11/12: Alright, here's the facts. I know that I have readers eagerly awaiting updates on all my WIPs, and I am doing my very best to get the next chapters up for all of them. However, I have got some crazy stuff going on at work, and I also have a lovely little combo of strep throat, some kind of mystery flu, and pneumonia. The updates are coming, people, I swear - it just might be a few days before they arrive, alright? I sincerely apologize for the delay, and thank you all for your patience.
Update 28/08/12: Woot! Now I know I'm writing well! Lenayuri has very, very kindly offered to begin translating some of my fics into Spanish! How awesome is that? I'm flattered, of course, as well as absolutely thrilled! On another note - damn, I need to catch up on my Bionicle and Dragonlance fics. The Call of Arcane Lore hasn't been updated since... ouch, since before my car accident. Better get on that now! Yipes!
Hogwarts House: Yikes. I just took one of those Sorting Hat quizzes, and I think I found out why I love Draco Malfoy and Tom Riddle so much. In addition to giving you what House you'd be in, the in-depth results give you forty points, distributed among the Houses, to see how much of each House you have. My results were:
I think it's safe to say where the Sorting Hat puts cunning reptiles such as myself!
WIPs: The Call of Arcane Lore (Dragonlance), To Be Young and Daring (Bionicle), Of Dreams Forgotten and Fables Untold (Coldfire Trilogy), Crimes of Passion (Criminal Minds/Coldfire Trilogy crossover), Seeing, Believing, Dreaming, Deceiving (Harry Potter), They Made The Devil So Much Stronger Than A Man (Harry Potter) Let The New Era Of Vengeance Begin (Coldfire Trilogy), Before The Wind And Fire I Stand (Lord of the Rings), Land Of The Flame (Coldfire Trilogy).
My Series (Fics listed in sequential order):
When You Marry An Adept... (Coldfire Trilogy)
Unexpected Blessings, And You Thought Pickled Herring Was Bad, Home Is Where The Heart Is, Living Legends.
My ideal cast for a Coldfire Trilogy movie:
Edward Speleers from Eragon for Gerald Tarrant
Ewan McGregor from Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith for Damien Vryce
Daniel Radcliffe from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for Senzei Reese
Lena Headey from 300 for Ciani
Coté de Pablo from NCIS for Hesseth
Glenn Close from 101 Dalmatians for the Master of Lema
Christopher Lee from Star Wars: The Clone Wars for the Patriarch
Ralph Fiennes from HP for Calesta
Alex O'Laughlin from Moonlight for Karril
Paul Bettany from the Da Vinci Code for Amoril
Keanu Reaves from Dracula for the Undying Prince
Bradley James from Merlin for Andrys Tarrant
Keira Knightley from PotC: Curse of the Black Pearl for Narilka
Stana Katic from Castle for Almea Tarrant
Teilor Grubbs from Hawaii Five-0 for Jenseny
Yeah, Orlando Bloom got X'd from the final lineup. He just doesn't really fit any of the characters: he's too nice, really. I considered Viggo Mortensen for Damien, but Ewan McGregor fits better (at least in my mind). Edward Speleers is perfect for Gerald, though. And come on, who else could possibly play Karril?
Pairings I Ship, by Fandom (Reading or Writing):
Harry Potter: Draco/Harry (Smokin' hot, man), Tom/Harry (Ditto), Snape/Harry (Depends on the fic, really), Remus/Harry (Eh, there's potential), Remus/Sirius (Love this one, so perfect for each other), Sirius/Lucius (Sick and twisted, really, but awesome), Snape/James (An odd quirk of mine, but deeply ingrained nonetheless), Harry/Salazar (Don't ask. Really, don't.)
Coldfire Trilogy: Well, I previously claimed that there was only one pairing in this fandom... then became responsible for changing that. So, Gerald/Damien is my main ship, Ciani/Hesseth is always nice, and Gerald/Karril is now an option.
Dragonlance: Raistlin/Dalamar (SO HOT!), Raistlin/Caramon (Yeah, a little creepy, but their canon dynamic was creepy too), Raistlin/Sturm (Yes, that actually exists!)
Lord of the Rings: Aragorn/Legolas. And, dammit, I have to confess... I've expanded my range. I'm now also a fan of Aragorn/Faramir, believe it or not: I blame it all on the excessively talented Geale, frankly. And damn it all, but I actually read and enjoyed some Hobbit fics, so... dang. My prejudices are dissolving before my very eyes. (Plus, after seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I was bowled over by the Thorin/Bilbo vibes.)
Grimm: Nick/Monroe (Seriously, it's destined), Nick/Renard (Again, very hot.)
NCIS - LA: Callen/Sam (I really think Sam's the only one Callen trusts enough, honestly), Callen/Deeks ('Cause Callen's hot, Deeks is adorable, and they'd make such a perfectly balanced pair!)
Hawaii Five-O: One word. McDanno.
Wheel of Time: Rand/Lan, (My primary ship in this fandom), Rand/Mat (Not as much of an obsession, but it's insidious)
Inheritance Cycle: Eragon/Murtagh (I know, I'm a sick puppy, but I can't help it. I seem to have a [deeply disturbing] kink for incest.)
Bionicle: Tahu/Lewa, Tahu/Kopaka, Lewa/Takanuva, Vakama/Nuju, Vakama/Matau (all pretty standard, right? I'd list the rest, but I'm planning fics and I don't want to give away my own plots!)
Shannara: More proof of my sickness. Jair/Garet. I drooled over Dark Wraith of Shannara for so long.
Star Wars: Obi-Wan/Maul (Sith Academy Forever!), Luke/Han, Luke/Wedge, Obi-Wan/Anakin
The Tamuli: Majorly underrepresented fandom, here. Sparhawk/Berit, Sparhawk/Bevier
Artemis Fowl: Artler to the bitter end. If you don't already recognize that portmanteau, then you really don't want to know.
Legend of Zelda: Link/Dark Link (If you're still reading after the whole twincest thing, I don't think this will shock you)
Supernatural: Oh God, Destiel is pure magic. Nothing wrong with a bit of Wincest either, and threesomes between that lot are just delicious.
Pairings I Loathe and Detest:
Harry Potter: Harry/Ginny, Harry/Luna, Ron/Draco (Ick! Seriously?)
Dragonlance: Raistlin/Crysania (Just typing that makes me want to kill something)
Lord of the Rings: Legolas/Boromir, Aragorn/Boromir, Aragorn/Arwen, Legolas/anyone-that-isn't-Aragorn (with the sole exception an OC in a WIP fic I started reading a while ago), Aragorn/anyone-that-isn't-Legolas (except Faramir, now. Dang you, Geale!).
NCIS - LA: Callen/Kensi (Not exactly a het fan, in case you couldn't tell)
Artemis Fowl: I once saw an Opal/Opal fic. Now really, my minor twincest kink aside, that is just sickening.
Other Random Ramblings: Pertinent details, let's see... I love to read and I love to write even more. I read pretty much anything I can get my hands on (and yes, I've actually read the dictionary - New Webster's Dictionary of the English Language: Deluxe Encyclopedia Edition copyright 1971, it's old but it's amazingly thorough) but my favourites are sci-fi and fantasy. I have aspirations to be a published author myself someday, and Terry Brooks is my idol. I am also a staunch environmentalist, and my other idol is David Suzuki. I collect(ed) Bionicles and Mega Bloks Dragons... OK, here's the shocker: I'm a woman. Amazing, right? So I'm weird; it's called being unique. I happen to like it. ;) Dragons are my ultimate passion: if I could have any magical power in the world, I would turn myself into a dragon in a heartbeat. If I could marry any fictional character, it would have to be Gerald Tarrant: before you ask, yes, that disturbs even me! Ever heard "Black Jack's Lady" by Heather Alexander? That's me. One fine night on the cold hard ground with a real man, over a lifetime with some stuffy noble. One night's probably all I'd get, too: look what he did to his first wife! Anyway, to get back on track... Say, (speaking of racetracks, not that we were) that's another reason I'd be great with Gerald. I also love horses! (FOCUS, dang it!) Okay, the rest of the details... Due to my love for many varieties of music, I make a habit of listing a 'soundtrack' for every fic: music recommended to be played while reading, often a song or songs that inspired me while writing. Every personality-type-mythical-creature-species quiz I take gives me the same results; on the 'species' tests I get Dark Unicorn or Dragon, and on the 'element' ones I invariably get Black or Shadow dragon. Keep that in mind before you flame one of my stories, eh? On that note - go Canucks! When I feel like supporting a team that might actually have a snowball's chance in you-know-where of winning the Stanley Cup, I cheer for the Penguins. Hmmm... well, I think that takes care of it. I don't think anyone reading this will doubt my sanity (or lack thereof, as the case may be). Mwahaha!
Wow. I just scared myself, when I re-read that. Am I really that unbalanced? Sheesh...
My Author's Pledge: As a fanfiction author, I hereby make this solemn pledge: I will never abandon a fic. I will update regularly and swiftly, to the best of my ability. I will attempt to never leave anxious readers dangling, waiting for unbearable lengths of time while I am suffering 'writer's block'. When writing multi-chapter fics, I will always have several chapters written by the time I post the first, so that updates may be prompt and properly edited. This I vow. So help me Branchala, Habbakuk, and Majere.
Calling all writers who hate flamers!
Okay, really, some things need to change around here! As if FFN deleting a bunch of stories wasn't bad enough, now we've got a bunch of people running around doing nothing but slamming other people's work and saying that we're breaking the rules. It's time that we as authors stood up for ourselves and told the world we don't intend to be stepped on! A few hints for those who want to make a difference:
Step One: IkutoisSmexy has stared a forum called Eagle's Freedom, for authors who've been flamed and need a place to rant. Feel free to head on over and express your loathing of all those who flame.
Step Two: If you really want to insure yourself against getting all your fics deleted, I would recommend getting an account on another site as well. I myself have a DeviantArt account. A lot of sites have fewer restrictions than FFN, and won't go around randomly deleting your fics. FFN clearly isn't going to do anything to protect us, so we'll just have to protect ourselves.
Now, normally I don't go in for these copy-and-paste things, but this was just too dang hilarious. Hope this serves to spread the hilarity.
On a Sears hairdryer: Do not use while sleeping. (that's the only time I have to work on my hair!).
On a bag of Fritos! ..You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside. (the shoplifter special)?
On a bar of Dial soap: "Directions: Use like regular soap." (and that would be how?...)
On some Swanson frozen dinners: "Serving suggestion: Defrost." (but, it's "just" a suggestion).
On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom): "Do not turn upside down." (well...duh, a bit late, huh)!
On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: "Product will be hot after heating." (...and you thought?...)
On packaging for a Rowenta iron: "Do not iron clothes on body." (but wouldn't this save me more time?)
On Boot's Children Cough Medicine: "Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication." (We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.)
On Nytol Sleep Aid: "Warning: May cause drowsiness." (and.. .I'm taking this because?...)
On most brands of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only." (as opposed to...what?)
On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for the other use." (now, somebody out there, help me on this. I'm a bit curious.)
On Sunsbury's peanuts: "Warning: contains nuts." (well no shit sherlock!)
On a Swedish chainsaw: "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands." (...was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)
Now that you've smiled at least once, it's your turn to spread the stupidity copy and paste this into your profile! XD
By St. Fang of Boredom!
20 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity
1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point your Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.
2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice.
3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, Ask If They Want Fries with that.
4. Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label It "In".
5. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks. Once Everyone has Gotten over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch To Espresso.
6. In The Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write "For Smuggling Diamonds."
7. Finish All Your sentences with "In Accordance With The Prophecy."
8. Don't use any punctuation
9. As Often As Possible, Skip! Rather Than Walk.
10. With a serious face, order a diet water whenever you go out to eat.
11. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is "To Go."
12. Sing Along At The Opera.
13. Go To A Poetry Recital And Ask Why The Poems Don't Rhyme.
14. Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area And Play Tropical Sounds All Day.
15. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You're Not "In The Mood."
16. Have Your Co-workers Address You By Your Wrestling Name, Rock Bottom.
17. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream "I Won, I Won!"
18. When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The Parking lot, Yelling "Run For Your Lives, They're Loose!"
19. Tell Your Children Over Dinner. "Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go."
20. Whenever someone you don't particularly like, or even if you do, touches you, recoil and look at them disgustedly while screeching at the top of your lungs: "It Burns us! It Burns us!"