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Author has written 3 stories for Lion King.
Welcome to my profile :)
Some information about me:
My nickname: lew_leon, meaning 'lion called Leon' in English.
Name: Greg (in Polish Grzegorz, extremely hard one to pronounce for the foreigners, so I got used to Greg in contacts with people from other countries)
Relationship status: single
Location: Poland, Gdańsk
Personal life: I'm a student of medicine, I hope to be an internist in the future. I like making up and writing stories. I also like reading others' works. If you want me to review your story, just let me know :)
Favourite movies: The Lion King 1&2, The Godfather, Cleopatra (1963), Jurassic Park and many, many others.
Favourite TV shows: "Rome", old Hitchcock TV series, some TV shows on comedy central, Polish TV series: Alternatywy, Zmiennicy.
Favorite books and authors: Gabriel Maciejewski 'Baśń jak niedźwiedź", Almost everything that T. Pratchett wrote, some books of W.E.B Griffin and Ludlum, P. Gedge 'The twelfth transforming', M. Waltari's books, Ursula LeGuin's books, George Orwell "Animal farm". And many, many others.
Languages: Polish, English. I post my stories in English for a wider audience.
Physical description: Long, thin and wearing glasses. Something like a stick with a lot of brown hair at the end, but some people think that I'm pretty handsome :D
Interests: Writing, reading books, learning about ancient history and culture, discussing the modern politics. Also sleeping and being lazy (very bad for a medicine student)
Other information: I love my country, Poland, and I will always be a Polish guy. I know my country's history pretty well, so if you'd like to talk about it or anything else, don't fear to PM me :)
On my avatar there's the armenian lion, coat of arms of the house of Bagratid. I don't own it, It's just so beautiful that I couldn't help posting it. :)
Visit it for some art of my stories, characters and funnies! :D
1) 'Betrayal of the betrayed' 'The Pridelands Past, Part 1.'
Completed! And totally awesome ;D
The Pridelands are in peace. King Mohatu is ruling and his two daughters, Uru and Makali are preparing to replace him one day. But when the king falls in love with his ruthless chancellor and is going to disown the sisters in favor of chancellor’s unborn son, everything may happen. Will the sisters subordinate to the king's will or they will fight back? And what role will hyenas play in this plot, especially Shenzi's father, Hillary Yena? Will Uru fall in love with young male Ahadi, his friend or maybe in some handsome rogue?
Inside: one, bloody war, constant plot twists, lots of dirty political tricks, dark humor, tragedy, romance - Everything you may want from a good book! :D
It's my first fanfiction, a first part of a bigger collection called "The Pridelands Past".
1a) 'Writing the betrayal of betrayed.' - a supplement to 'BotB' :)
Inside: some interesting facts about my inspirations, the explanation of the hyenas society and religion/mythology of the Pridelands' lions and hyenas, character sheets. If you don't recognize any of the characters, look here to learn more about them.
2) 'Hillary, Shenzi & co.' 'The Pridelands Past, Part 2.'
Inside: Second part of the collection "The Pridelands Past". The Matriarch Dhabba Mahima, Shenzi's grandmother, dies poisoned by the enemy's emissary. All the matriarch's daughters start a fight to become the next Matriarch. But only one can be a winner. Will it be Sajjana - the great priestess, Hatyana - thought to be the heir, or Akela - Shenzi's mother? Will Hillary, the great male hyena general and Akela's mate, will try to influence the elections? And will the lions mingle into the authonomous hyenas' clan? The bid price is growing...
3) 'All lions go to hell', 'The Pridelands Past, Part 3'
in progress (about one-fourth written, ongoing major overhaul to flesh out the story a bit more (on 18-03-2015) ) Probable release date: around summer 2015
Inside: Third part of the collection "The Pridelands Past". The great king Mohatu is a controversial personality. Some consider him as a hero, some as a dictator. But when he dies, the great disorder begins. He left heirs - a two year old son and daughters: Makali, staying in a house arrest, and Uru, living on the exile in the other country. Who will be first in the chase to the throne? What role will the powerful gray eminences - queen Ghafi, Miss Imani, colonel Mengiste and Shenzi's father Hillary Yena play in the plot? Will Ahadi escape from a murderous round-up on him? And will the powerful foreign king Chafuko Kivete try to conquer the Pridelands?
Hyenas, Lions - all fighting for power... Who will win? Can hyenas rule lions? Read this book to find out!
Still under developement. For now I'm not sure about the release date, but you can be certain I'm alive and working on it ;)
You can be sure you'll like that story! >D
4) "Ahadi's Heritage" (draft title) The Pridelands Past, Part 4'
in draft/with a few scenes already written.
Story about Ahadi's death and the first days of Mufasa reign, loosely inspired by "Julius Ceasar" by Shakespeare.
5) "The Independence" (draft title) The Pridelands Past, Part 5'
in draft (the whole draft finished)
Simba returned and roared at the Priderock, Scar is dead, the rain watered the Pridelands and Nala is a new, pregnant queen. The story is over, right? No!
If you have some interesting suggestions or ideas for me, write a PM. I'd love to hear from you all ;)
Lion King Q&A:
Scar and Zira. I'm probably strange ;)
Least favorite character?
Well... I can think of any...
Characters who never met but you wish had?
I don't know why but I have a feeling that this question suggest I could actually meet any of Lion King characters... Well, they are adult lions, carnivores, so well... rather no. Maybe Sarabi :)
Most likable character?
Likable? Small Nala and Kiara. They are sweet :)
Character you wish got more development?
Everybody :D but mostly Scar's and Mufasa's childhood. I'd love to know what was the thing between them.
Character you used to hate but now love
Adult Simba. He used to be irritating with his overprotectivness but now I suppose that bordering the bloodthirsty enemies wasn't very relaxing thing...
Characters you used to love but now hate
(Can't think of any)
Which TLK character do you relate to
Hm... Maybe Kiara with her overprotective father. My father is also overprotective :)
Favorite outside-the-movies character
Uru and Ahadi.
Favorite deleted character
Mheetu. I read some great fanfics with him and that's why :)
Favorite deleted scene
Zira's suicide, the alternative "Be prepared"
Favorite area in the movie
The Canyon (it's amazing and picturesque), Elephant Graveyard with it's amazing geysers and other stuff, Outlands.
"Be Prepared", "My Lullaby", "Can you feel the love tonight" (sometimes they are playing it in the radio, I love Polish Radio Stations :) )
Scar: "What did you say?" Banzai: "Que Pasa?"
Banzai: "I hate dangling"
Least Favorite Quote
Some of Timon jokes in TLK 2, probably :)
The lions, of course. But hyenas are just after them :)
Favorite group (Pridelanders, outlanders, etc),
Favorite TLK videogame (besides the Pride Lands levels of KH)
Lion King by Sega :) I didn't play any other.
Hyenas' talks :)
When Mufasa died, of course
The stampede. When I was younger, Zimmer's music made me hide behind the table :)
When Timon and Pumba saved Simba
Which of the trilogy is your fav.
The first. The second has a great idea and characters but the plot is terribly "unpolished".
Do you consider the sequels and/or TLK6NA canon
What do you think of the Kimba controversy
I think that TLK authors might have got loosely inspired, but they don't have much in common. And TLK is 1000 times better ;)
Pet peeves you have (one for each movie),
1 - Scar died (and everybody is happy) :/
2 - Zira died (and everybody is one)
1 1/2 - Everything. It's wasted money. There were so much better subjects...
Crack pairings you've heard of
Nala/human, Kovu/Simba, Kiara/Nala (and thousands more)
Do you want another sequel (if so, involving what)
Hm, maybe a prequel :)
Could Scar really be Kovu's father
Both Zira and Kovu said that he isn't. Zira should know who she mated with, shouldn't she? I think that he was adopted, as Scar wanted personal abilities to decide and not the blood ties :)
Could Vitani or Nuka be Scar's?
I'm pretty sure. Nuka looks like a very ill Scar with Zira's eyes and Vitani is both smart and Scar-looking :)
Is Kovu emo?
A bit. But a sweet one :)
Do you think Zazu is obnoxious?
No. He's a great and loyal majordomo. Even if he lacks patience and is a bit bitter.
Do you believe the Timon/Pumbaa thing?
No, they are best friends.
Was Simba too overprotective in the sequel?
Yes, he was. But I understand him.
Is Kiara truly a ditz?
No! Why anybody could think that she's stupid? She's maybe a bit too carefree and giggly, but she's really good-hearted and smart. She's curious , she stops the fight between Pridelanders and Outlanders and explains the "we are one" thing, she wants to save Zira, she's brave because she saves her father from Zira's attack. I love her!
What do you think happened to the hyenas after LK 1?
They moved. Maybe I'll write a fanfic about it.
What did you think of the Timon and Pumbaa series?
The "laughing hyenas" ones were fine. Other are rather cheesy, but tolerable.
Do you believe in the Shenzi/Banzai theory?
Yes! I think they match each other.
Do you think it could ever tie into other Disney movies (if so, which ones)?
No. I don't like crossovers very much. Maybe with Madagascar?
What's up with Nala's eye color?
The movie and the sequel have diffrent color palettes. Probably Rinjapine from deviantart matched the 1st cinema's palette to the 2nd one.
Thing the makers changed that you wish they hadn't?
Deleting Zira's suicide. It matches her too well :)
Have you seen TLKoB (if so, did you like it)
No, never. But I'd love to. XD
Do you like anthro/human/AU's
Depends on quality. Personally I don't mind.
Voice actors you loved
Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Magde Sinclair, Susanne Pleshette (in TLK 2)
Did you know Jim Cummings (voice of Ed) covered for Jeremy Irons (voice of Scar) at the end of "Be Prepared"?
Good for Jim, I suppose that he didn't overworked himself with laughing all the time as Eddy ;) Did you know that in Polish version Scar was covered by Marek Barbasiewicz, well known for playing homosexual characters... hm...
Do you consider Scar/Zira to be an official pairing?
Yes, I hope that they loved each other. Somehow I imagine them a bit twisted but very loving, like Gomez and Morticia Addams ( no idea why?)
What do you think happened to Sarabi in the second movie?
She probably died.
Do you think Scar is Nala's father?
No, it would make Scar's madness freaking creepy and SimbaxNala an incest. And the film authors fought with incest so much :)
Do you think Ed is mentally challenged?
Somehow, yes. But he has his own brain :)
Own any TLK merchandise?
Were the hyenas' actions justified?
To some extend - yes, they were hungry, they wanted to come back from the exile. But murdering someone and trying to murder a child can't be justified.
Were Scar's actions justified?
No, he was greedy for power. But considering him from the point of view of middle-ages warlord or something like that, he's logic is pretty understandable, but not justified.
Were Zira's actions justified?
The revenge isn't a good thing, but it seems that she loved Scar even after his death. I understand her pain.
Why do you think the Outlanders were still loyal to Scar?
Every good dictator doesn't only punish , but he also rewards his loyal followers - maybe Outlanders were such followers. Maybe they didn't believe that Scar is responsible for drought and thought that he was a good king.
Crossovers you like?
Do you find Timon and Pumbaa enjoyable or annoying?
Pumba is sweet (but why farting jokes, it doesn't match such a movie), Timon is rather annoying, but sometimes his sarcasm is acute :)
The best king or king-to-be.
Mufasa. I think that he really knew what he was doing.
The best queen or queen-to-be
Sarabi! She's amazingly royal and yet so full of love and caring.
Timon or Pumbaa?
Kiara or Kopa?
Kiara. Kopa is just another Simba.
Scar or Mufasa?
Simba or Kovu?
Scar or Zira?
Damn! Too difficult!
Simba or Zira?
Simba or Scar?
Kiara or Nala?
Nala from the 1st movie. She didn't appear much in 2nd.
Mufasa or Simba?
Zazu or Gopher?
Zazu. Who's gopher?
Shenzi or Banzai or Ed?
Banzai. He's face expressions are amazing :)
Ma or Uncle Max?
Sarabi or Sarafina?
Rafiki or Zazu?
Simba/Nala or Mufasa/Sarabi?
Shenzi/Banzai or Shenzi/Ed?
Scar/Zira or Scar/Nala?
Scar/Zira. They match each other so well.
Sarafina/Scar or Shenzi/Scar?
Sarafina/Scar. Banzai would skin Scar alive for dating Shenzi (maybe that's why Scar died in the end... O.o )
Kovu/Kiara or Vitani/Kopa?
Describe the movie in three words
Characters, music, plot
It really makes this movie.