Author has written 5 stories for Lion King.
Not much to say - I am a perfectly normal, average person. Not much to discuss. I am 19 years old, and live in England in the UK. In my spare time I like reading, video games and am now trying my hand at writing some of my own as well, as well as studying at University. I am an avid book reader, and absolutely love Fantasy. As such I enjoy Game of Thrones, David Eddings, Raymond Feist, Robert Jordon's Wheel of Time, Trudi Canavan and many other Fantasy Novels.. My favourite is with out a shadow of a doubt, Brandon Sanderson who is simply the best author I have ever read. Make sure to check out his "Mistborn" Trilogy, and prepare to be hooked.
I also watch a little TV.
I play Games, and enjoy Battlefield 4 and other FPSs and TCGs. I also find twisted satisfaction in arguing Politics and Religion with people, and although I always respect the right of other people to have different believes, and the right to share and spread those beliefs, I reserve the right to call and idiot an idiot. (This tends to be reserved for extremists, and madmen, rather than people I simply disagree with.)
Why the Lion King?:
Mainly, I discovered it when discussion turned to musicals I liked, and I recalled seeing the Lion King a number of years ago. This in turn reminded me of the original movies, and how much I enjoyed them, and when I returned home I youtubed some of the old songs I liked and some of the most famous scenes. Since then I have rediscovered the Nostalgia for which the lion King movies are famous for bringing to people.
Want to discuss something about The Lion King Legacies, or the Lion King Judgement? Ask around on my Forum! Also browse through bonus content to my stories. Deleted Scenes, Musical Numbers and discussion about the acclaimed series!
From The Lion King: Judgement:
Scar/Taka: The Ex-King of the Pridelands. Killed by Hyenas, under the orders of Banzai, Shenzi and Ed, after he betrayed them. In Judgement, He is brought before the Spirit Kivuli, and the Demon Ammit to answer for his crimes.
Ammit: A Demon, banished from Paradise of his own free will, as a result of an undisclosed, yet terrible treachery. He takes many names, including Chaos, Krop Tor, Callaghast, The Dark One, and The Sin.
He delights in the pain and suffering of his victims, especially by making them relieve their worst experiences. He is a Pure Spirit, without physical form... Though in Scar he may have found a loop hole.
Uru: The Mother of Scar and Mufasa, and Mate of Ahadi.
Ahadi: The Father of Scar and Mufasa. Disowned his Son Scar after blaming him for a tragedy that took the life of a Pride Member. Scar challanged him for the Crown, and Lost, being blinded and maimed in the process. Also responsible for injuring Zira, who defended her cub-hood sweetheart.
Kivuli: A Good Spirit, dedicated to the redemption of Scar for his own reasons.
Zira: Scar's mate and lover. Was maimed by Ahadi, after interfering in a Duel for the crown, which Scar lost. Years later, aided Scar in his coup of the Pridelands. After her lover was killed, she tried to reclaim her mates kingdom, with Kovu, the son of Scar's closest follower.
From The Lion King: Legacies:
Kiava, is the heir to the Throne of the Pridelands. He is the son of King Kovu and Queen Kiara, and the nephew of Princess Vitani. He is the Prince of the Pridelands, and will one day - hopefully - become king. He is a smart, serious cub, prone to long conversation and has a keen interest in the history of the Pridelands. The Legends of Mohatu, Ahadi, Mufasa, Simba, Scar and Kovu are but some of his favourites. He is a cub of Royal Gold fur, and pitch black hair tuft and tail tip.
Inti, is mischievous, fun loving and energetic. He is wild, and an instinctive warrior. He often neglects to think things through, when on the spotlight, but given the time, forewarning, and opportunity, is also a capable schemer and planner. His mane is flame orange, as are his eyes, and he will oneday be a powerful warrior and general to his King.
Sara, is Inti's much gentler twin sister. She possesses his same fiery temper and intuition, but is much more cautious and legent in her activities, wether they be hunting, stalking, or fighting. She also has a fondness for histories and stories - a trait which brings her close to Kiava, though this may be an affection for a certain storyteller, rather than the content of the stories.
Zuri, is a pale cream cub with eyes of ice blue, but despite that, is the most warm hearted of all of the cubs. The first to settle a conflict, her virtues are patience, empathy and compassion, traits which may yet make her the most effective diplomat the Lion Prides of Africa have ever seen. She is persuasive, and an eloquent speaker, and also posses the most amount of common sense. Whilst scheming and intrigue does not come naturally to her, she is more than capable of recognizing it, and also capable of seeing the quickest solution.
Koron. Easily the Darkest of the cubs. He did not grow up with the rest of the Cubs, but grew in the darkest confines of the pits of Golgorath, dungeon and base of the monstrous Shai'tan. As such, he is cynical, suspicious, and not afraid to get his paws dirty. He has no qualms with brutally killing those whom would hurt his friends. Beneath his bleak outlook, there is a vulnerable young lion cub, irrevocably damaged by tragedy,
Danyal. He had the unenviable job of being the 'babysitter', or alternatively, 'nursemaid' to the four cubs. He has the unique ability to bring them under control with a glare, a skill only Vitani can match. He is also an adolescent however, and is frustrated at his inability to contribute in the same way as the adults. The only male out of cubhood aside from the king however, he is a capable fighter. Although not native to the Pridelands, his mother was, and they returned to her original home, mere days before her death, leaving him orphaned. Although many lionesses atempted to bond with him, he still grew isolated, somehow being raised collectively by the entire Pride, and yet the adopted son of none of them.
Helio is a young lion from the realm of Asiatica, the eastern continent. Although much of his family and friends were murdered by the Shai'tan when they were gaining strength, he himself survived the slaughter, and is a battleharded warrior. Loyal to his friends, and mistrustful of practically everything else, he would be consumed by his desire to make the Shai'tan pay, were it not also for his friendship with Sundar, and his own good heart. He now works to defend the Pridelands from succumbing to the same fate.
Sundar. Sundar is daughter of Lukaan. Blessed with beauty, intelligence, compassion and an aetheral mystical ability she does not yet understand, she could be a formidable ally to the Pridelands. Like her Pridemates, she hails not from Africa, but from Asiatica (Asia) from the holeland of the Imperium. One of the Shai'tan's first victims, she is now keen to stop the same from happening to the Pridelands.
The Lions and Lionesses: Coming Soon
Vitani. Lady of the Night. The Trueborn daughter of Tama and Tojo, and Daughter to Zira and Scar, she is a fearsome opponent with an matched skill in fighting and hunting. She aims to avenge her brothers' death, and protect Kiava, helping the young cub to come into his Kingdom.
Almasi is a Pridelander, and one with considerable skill in herbs, and cubs. She is the mother of both Inti and Sara, and was for a short time, the guardian of Danyal upon his mother's death. She has strong emotional, almost motherly attachments to every member of her Pride, and fearlessly protective of them all, intently aware of their own mortality.
Although A Pridelander, she is also extremely forward thinking, friends with two Outlanders, and one of Kovu's greatest supporters in the whole of the Pride. Nowadays, she is a mother to all, and a hopeful soul.
Damu is the Mother of Zuri. Pragmatic, serious, she was a supporter of Zira in the Civil War, though defected when Vitani did, and was very happy with the new life she had in the Pridelands. She held no senior position in the Pride until its fall, where she became one of the only survivors of the Imperium's brutal attack. An Outlander and a Pridelander, she relies on her Pridesisters and her friends to help her through the world, and in return gives all she has for them.
Lukaan. A White Lion, with pink eyes Lukaan rules the very last remnants of an Asiatic Pride, all but destroyed by the Imperium when it first came to power. His mate and brother dead, he and his daughter, Sundar, fled the onslaught, only to find themselves embroiled in the conflict for the Pridelands. With his home lost in fire, mutual understanding and respect between his Pride and Vitani has led to an allience against the Emperor... But will it be enough to stand against the Shaman?
Rafiki, is the kindly mandrill all know and love. He is in this incarnation, an extremely powerful Shaman, capable of great feats of magic. His staff and his tail, are as present as ever, with advice and skill in combat as required. Bare though. He has a history with both Marsade and Yessen, and many speak of him with fear... The Pridelands are not the only ones with shadows in their past. He is loyal friend, but possesses not the will, or desire to kill others with his magical gifts. Hid policy of nonintervention could be his undoing, as Marsade will not be similarly inhibited.
Marsade is an Orangutan, who has made his home in the eastern continents. He hold the other Shaman in disgust, and Rafiki with the utmost hatred reserved by most creatures for those who violate the most basic principles of life. Originally a friendly healer, and confident of an Asiatic Lion Pride, centuries later he is now a chief adviser to Ben-Kai-Ra and the Imperium, and provides for them the magic means by which they cross whole continents in their conquest. His motives for doing so, are unknown, but Revenge upon Rafiki for slights real or imagined, seem a primary source of his anger.
Yessen us a Baboon, who's own magic relies upon the ripples and tremors of the earth, and upon the reading of runes and signs on a sequence of pebbles. He can also leach memories from the rocks, and appears to dislike Rafiki, though also appalls Marsade's vengeance. He is as wise as Rafiki and as powerful as Marsade, yet he may not be enough to stop the Imperium...
The Shai'tan: Coming Soon
Leviath - Sloth
Ever wondered what the cubs really look like? Well, now, you don't nee to! You can see them for yourself.
Thanks, to Chu10, I actually have a gallery!
All Artwork here, was completed by Chu10. They are very impressive, so please, do log onto Devaintart, and comment!
Sara and Inti:
Cover for "The Lion King Legacies - Flood"
Lion-ized version of myself:
This was completed by me...
new Cover for Judgement:
New Cover for Flood:
Carrocscirr. Also known as the Bone Palace, and the Ivory Tower. It is in the elephant graveyards, and was the meeting point for the Hyenas. Also where Ahadi finally met his end. It was abandoned after Scar took over the Pridelands, but there are signs that it may be inhabited once again.
Golgorath. Also known as the Spire, and the Black Tower. It is the termite mound from where Zira plotted her revenge. Now it is the Fortress of the Shai'tan, ruled by Rish'ut, Lord of the Black Tower.
Pride Rock. It is the ancestral home of the Lion Kings, and seat of their power, until Kovu's Pride.
The Jungle. This great Jungle borders the Pridelands, but is across from the Great desert, which can take days to cross. In the deepest parts of the Jungle, lies Valon's Brook, an extremely dark and twisted part of the jungle, where all manner of horrible creatures live.
The Great River: The River which forms the northern border of the Kingdom, and stretches all across the Pridelands. They separate the greats lands apart.
Advice for prospective Fanfiction Writers:
The following is good advice for aspiring writers.
1) When plotting a story, ask yourself a question. Ask "What if Scar was Good?" Or "What if Kovu didn't fall in Love, and gave into his conditioning?" Then, plot this out. Figure out what you want to happen, where you want it to end, and how it will reach this point. Figure out a beginning... where are the characters on this road, when you first tell teh story? Then, fill in the dots, by learning about your knew characters and thinking how they would react. If you want certain situations to play out, make sure your characters have the traits and personalities that would lead them to makes those decisions. Then introduce some random factors, and move work out how they would react. Then, chapter by chapter, tell the story. But don't EVER use this in the summary.
2) Never begin a summary with a question. It is a huge turn off, and looks so unprofessional it hurts. Say "In a Universe where..." And then follow up with something about a story. Even if it is gauge like "Wild dogs plot to take Pride rock" or, "an old enemy is preparing to make his triumphant return." Most importantly, never, EVER have your summary be a sequence of three "What IF..." None of those "WHAT IFs" answers the question: Why should the reader *care*? Set up the premise, without telling them how you came to to the story. They are reading it, not writing it.
3) Never insert yourself in to a story. Ever. It breaks immersion and is generally the mark of a bad righter. Create characters and worlds. Add to the world that you see before, don't stitch your fantasies to Disney and call it a story.
4) Try to ensure chapters are always longer than 2500 words - excluding Authors Notes, or titles. This will make it interesting and fulfilling.
5) Try to plot out what the start, end and a brief outline of each chapter, before you write it. Make sure you know what you are trying to write.
6) Unless a Cannon characters background is drastically different due to the alternate universe you made, all Cannon characters should be as close to Cannon in their attitude as possible.
7) Avoid language unlikely to be used by the characters. Personally, I'd avoid swearing, even if the situations characters are in are unlikely to appear in a Disney movie.
8) Always respond to each and every review you receive.