Author has written 69 stories for Gundam Wing/AC, Disney, Tad Williams, Harry Potter, Gatekeepers 21, Tears of Artamon, Princess Mononoke, X-Men: The Movie, StarTrek: The Next Generation, Silmarillion, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Touched by an Angel, Adventure Quest, StarTrek: Voyager, DragonFable, Tinkerbell, Kingdom Hearts, Watershed Trilogy, Dragonlance, Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Queen's Thief series, Inkheart, Bible, Hook, Twilight Zone, Jurassic Park, Kushiel's Legacy series, Toy Story, Misc. Movies, Hunger Games, Dr. Seuss series, and Big Bang Theory.
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Has anyone else noticed how a lot of us get along and make friends on here and we can be from completely different countries? WTF!? We're here making world peace on the INTERNET and we have all those ambassadors and senators and whatever struggling with it!! If you realize this (or read this and agreed) copy and paste this and add your name and country (country is optional) to the list. SPREAD THE PEACE!!: Naruto-fan-Okami-chan (USA), NaraTemari011 (Puerto Rico), Lala girl in Lalaland (USA), nats10art (USA), DarkAkastukiNeko (USA-AL.), The Waterbender (USA), Joe333(Serbia), Gr4Yr4iN (Australia),GoldPhantom (USA),Mrmagicfox(USA),LaniusLegioXIII(MEX),Morgaur(UK),Lysana(USA-Nebraska)
I'm still here! Amazing! Not even two and a half years of defunctness can make me really vanish! Well. What a life. I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who still reads and likes my stories. I'm blown away that people even keep putting me and my works in favorites and author alerts, when it's been this long and I've been showing every sign of having gone for good.
Well, I was never gone. Just not having the chance to do anything with the passion of my life, namely fanfiction. But I've never stopped thinking, dreaming, and sometimes crying about my stories and my dedication to finishing every last one of them. I've been sad every time I get a review along the lines of "Wonderful story, too bad it's probably discontinued!" But there's also always a feeling in the back of my overtired mind going "Just wait! Everyone will see!"
This is how I operate. It doesn't matter if a story is 2 months without updates, five years, or fifteen years. I am going to finish them all. And now, with a much better and more brain-friendly job, my own apartment with reliable Internet at home, and more, I'm having much better prospects for it being a LOT of my stories being continued SOON. Also, I'm writing much faster and more freely these days, when I write. There's something to be said for (good) shrinks, and also for New Agey friends and their inspirational books and ideas! Thanks, Kim!
I celebrate my return with the posting of my 50th fanfic! Read it! It's awesome! And it only took me about 3 hours to write! (Title: Let My People Go)
Please also look at the profile "Razzle and Lysana" where my sister and I have some collaborations posted. I'll be continuing one of those stories, "New Heading" (based on Star Trek: Voyager) in the near to immediate future. Look for an update sometime in the next several weeks, maybe sooner. New Heading will stay posted and be updated and eventually finished on the collaborations account even though Razzle and I decided that I'll be doing the writing for the story now. I'll also be posting one or more other stories there that began as collaborations and are now in my hands to continue (or create from existing collaborative notes).
Well, thanks for reading this! I love you all! Especially a certain one of you, who will, I trust, show himself when the time is right.
Would you like fries with that, Randy?
Audio Fanfiction Library - This is a website run by me and my friend Sauron Gorthaur. It's new, but things are really starting to happen already. Go check out what's there so far, and send one of us a PM or email if you want to voice-act for any audio fics or get some of your own fanfiction recorded! And don't think "I wish I could but I'm not good enough" -- there's no such thing as not good enough if you can make noise into a microphone! So take a look! :)
"That's the wonderful thing about crayons. They can take you to more places than a starship." -Guinan, Star Trek: The Next Generation (Episode: Rascals)
A cool quote I just heard on the kids' TV cartoon Martha Speaks : "You can't let a little thing like total public humiliation stop you from having a good time."
FF.N has eaten ALL my scene breaks! I think it has eaten EVERYONE'S scene breaks (in it's infinite wisdom). So I will be RE-UPLOADING all my fics ASAP to repair that - I've done some already, more still to go. Until then, please don't think I lack the ability to create separate scenes in my writing! O_O
Proud supporter of Mary Sue, Gary Stu, and OC! Thank you to everyone who writes about them! You enrich the world of fanfiction immeasurably.
Please feel free to copy the above statement or anything similar into your own profile, and invite others to copy it too. I'd love to see it spread!
The adorable, smiling musician in my author bio picture is an Orc from the Warner Brothers / Rankin-Bass cartoon version of The Return of the King. He doesn't have any lines in the movie and appears only in the one brief clip I took this screenshot from. I have decided that he is Tough-hide, one of my original Orc characters from my fanfic "Sundered Kindreds." Out of all the possible pictures I could have chosen (or drawn) to represent me as my author bio picture, this is the one that makes me feel the most proud and delighted.
I love Orcs. (Professor J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion). They are -- to me -- beautiful, tragic, and very strong people. I go with the interpretation that was suggested by The Silmarillion, that they were once Elves who were captured, tortured, and transformed against their wills by Morgoth, the old master of Sauron.
I would not be able to keep my own goodness and freedom in the face of such torment and fear. I would try, I hope -- probably less valiantly than those ancient Elves. And I would fail. So I can never blame any of the Orcs for anything that their evil -- which they did not choose -- makes them do.
The Orcs still sing, as Elves do. They still heal (remember Merry Brandybuck's nasty head wound that they treated while he was their prisoner?), as Elves do. They may not do these things the same way or for the same reasons as Elves, but they do them. To me, this is a sign of their incredible strength.
The Orcs are featured especially in my fanfics "Sundered Kindreds" (LoTR) and "The Last Note" (Silmarillion).
"Sundered Kindreds" is a romance between the Elf-lord Glorfindel and an Orc-maiden, happening 20 years after LoTR. It is by far my most popular story, counting by how often people read and review it and by the number of story alerts (over twice as many alerts as on any of my other fics). It is also the ONLY one of my fanfics that I have ever had people review to tell me I should take it down because they disagree so strongly with the ideas (love, equality, freedom of an individual soul to choose between good and evil, open-mindedness, etc) that I am presenting in it. Go figure.
You know, I've been looking at the reviews on some other people's sympathetic Orc fics and I discovered a pair of interesting facts:
1. They're not romances, just adventures, friendship, redemption, and/or tragedy fics.
I think people believe they aren't prejudiced but the concept of romance touches something really deep that shows the hesitation they actually feel about considering someone to be "good" and/or truly "equal".
You know what else? I've seen some romance fics about Sauron himself, and also a few about Morgoth a.k.a Melkor, his old master from the Silmarillion... and THEY do not have flames on them either! Weird, huh? No one says "Sauron is BAD! He can't fall in love! Good characters are too good for the likes of him!" But just let me suggest that one of his slaves could be freed and then deserve to fall in love with a good guy, and it's "YUCK YUCK! Take down this fic!"
Oh well. -grin- I actually like seeing the flames. It proves to me that I presented my ideas to someone who didn't already agree with me.
Look up the author name "Razzle and Lysana" to read the collaborations my sister Razzle and I have written together!
So far that's the first of many chapters of "New Heading" - our Star Trek: Voyager fanfic about the continuing adventures of the biomimetic Demon crew aka the "Voyager Clones." Yes, this is a shameless plug for the Demon crew! I love them!
I'm now running a Lord of the Rings C2 community, "Little Hope, But Not No Hope" - for stories about any of the LOTR villains that show their point of view in a respectful way. Some of the fanfics will have them still acting as the evil bad guys, while others are redemption themes or before-they-went-bad stories and so forth. The community's very new and only has a dozen or so stories in the archive so far, but please check it out! I'll be adding many more as quickly as I find them and get the permission of the fanfics' writers. :)
My sister Razzle and I also have a similar community, "Beloved of Eru" on our joint account, for respectful fanfics about the villains of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion (the distant, mythical prequel to LOTR and The Hobbit). It's also very new, but there are several stories archived there already, and more that we're planning to get permission for and add very soon!
If you have written, or have read, a fanfic that you think ought to be in one of these C2 archives, please send an email or PM to either me, Razzle, or both of us at our joint account. It doesn't matter where you send it, we'll both see it and respond promptly!
And now, since you all seem to thrive on such things, the long-awaited "About Me" section!
Age: 30 (yes, thirty! Just three more years before I Come of Age, hobbit-style! And I hope to be this same silly yet deeply-caring fangirl when I reach eleventy-one!)
Location: Just check your Marauders' Map. When you see the name "Lysana" in sparkly blue letters, you'll know that's where I am.
Quote that defines who I am: "Good or bad, you're still a person... or whatever you are." -Kristy, Care Bears Movie II, to Dark Heart
PMs and emails: I love getting them and sending them! Write to me at any time, for any reason or no reason at all. :)
For a lot more about me as a person, a writer, and an editor, see my Beta-reader profile. It has lots of info about what kinds of fanfics I do and don't like, some of the settings I'm a fan of, a few of my ideas on writing and editing, and so forth.
And if I can make just one life better
-Song lyrics from Kiki's Delivery Service by Hayao Miyazaki-sama. Watch the movie! :)
I am SO glad I found FanFiction dot Net!
If you are completely and utterly in love with the Seven Sons of Feanor, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you are an unabashed fangirl of Caranthir Feanorion, copy and paste this into your profile.
People ought to give Mary Sues and OCs a break, and be nicer to the fans who write them! Take the Lord of the Rings setting, for instance. Let's say you want to write a romance fic about Legolas, and you're looking for a female canon character to pair him up with. The most likely match for him (in other words, someone clearly not near the beginning or end of her lifespan, and who is not already in a stable romantic relationship with someone else) would be Shelob. Yes, that's right, the giant spider. If you agree that this means we should all cut Mary Sue some slack, copy and paste this into your profile.
Write about every character as if you -- or your best friend -- were their biggest fan. Give each of them all the screen time there's room for. Put thought and care into understanding and developing who they are. And always, ALWAYS portray them with absolute respect! And if it's a humor fic, let them enjoy the joke as much as everyone else. :) If you like these ideas and want to see them reflected in lots more people's fanfics, copy and paste this into your profile!
I, Lysana, do solemnly swear to review all the fics I enjoy, regardless of the number of reviews, its age, or anything else. I have joined the Review Revolution. Post this same thing in your profile and spread the love!
Reference links for my fanfics:
Here's the link to the science page with the picture of an Allosaurus that I referenced in Chapter 6 of my Silmarillion fanfic "The Last Note."
This is the link to the site where I got ALL my historical facts about Ireland's Potato Famine for my Touched by an Angel fanfic "What More Can I Do?"
Memory Alpha's Star Trek fan-wiki article about Species 8472 that I referenced in my Star Trek: Voyager fanfic "Rescue Mission."
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