Author has written 37 stories for City Hunter, Final Fantasy VIII, Albert Campion Mystery, All Creatures Great and Small, Father Brown Mysteries, and Diagnosis Murder.
Time for another (long overdue) update...
There have been many changes to my life over the past few years. Some of which led to me taking a break from fic writing altogether for stretches of time. But recently, I've gotten back into writing regularly again and have tried my hand at writing fic for some new fandoms. So my readers can expect to see work from fandom not published here before in the near future.
I have an alternate account here under Rochelle Templer which includes fics from Bones, Doctor Who and The Monkees if anyone is interested.
Additional Note: I have an AO3 account under the pen name Rochelle Templer which I will cross-post any completed fic or fic I am currently working on to. Any fic that is unfinished and that I'm not currently working on will only appear on the account that I started it on. Also, shorter ficlets that were originally written for AO3 will be collected into multi-chapter fics to be published here in the near future. Stay tuned...
About my fic writing
I tend to lean toward certain styles and themes in my work. First and foremost, I do love to mix angst/drama/h/c with humor/fluff. As a result, most of my stories will have elements of both in them, despite the fic descriptors in the summary. Also, I tend to spend a lot of time in my characters' heads and explore a lot of nuances, and thus, my fics also tend to be on the long side. :)
A couple of other quirks in my writing and subject matter include:
Focusing on side characters: I can't help it. Ever since I started writing fan-fiction, I have often found myself drawn to the characters that just don't get as much attention in canon. Even in fandoms where I do spend most of my time with the main characters (like City Hunter) I still find ways to spend a lot of time with characters that were not featured heavily in canon. I guess it's because I feel as if their stories haven't had a chance to be fully explored yet...
Father/Son (or brother-centric) fics: This has also been a long running quirk of mine. I simply love exploring complicated father-son relationships or the dynamics between brothers who are less than traditional. Thus, almost every fandom I have written in so far has had at least one long, epic fic featuring a father-son or brothers combination that is not straightforward or traditional (and in the case of Final Fantasy VIII, it's the main thing I focus on).
Well that was more than enough about me...;)
Some notes on my fics:
All anime/manga fics
-I will be using honorifics (and a few titles) if they are commonly used in the original work. I tend to watch most anime in the original Japanese (usually with subtitles) and have studied Japanese in the past, thus I'd like to keep some of that flavor in my written work. Plus, the use of honorifics or titles (or lack thereof) can say a lot about how characters view each other which is another reason why I like to use them.
City Hunter fics:
-Even though my fics will be in English, there are a couple of words that I plan on leaving in Japanese...most notably, mokkori. I know that English translators have come up with a variety of substitutes for it including sexy, nookie, scoring and whatnot, but to me, mokkori is one of those words which just doesn't quite have a suitable equivalent in English. Plus, being as it's such an integral word in Ryo's vocabulary, I can't bring myself to leave it out of his dialogue. :)
-The fics are pretty much standalone, but I do have one AU series which includes (in this order):
1. To heal a heart: The return of Cinderella
2. To find a path: The uncertainty of decisions
3. To realize a destiny: The journey into shadows
Also, I plan on writing a sequel to The Change in Direction: Dark Shadows on City Streets at some point.
Final Fantasy VIII fics
-My fics here tend to follow one of two paths: either part of a series or standalone:
1. Long Shadows Before Dawn
1. The Verge of Anything
2. The Silence Afterwards
3. The Treasure in Details
1. Vires and Constantia
2. Fidelitas in Perpetuo (loosely related to Vires and Constantia)
4. Phasmatis (within the same universe as, but not directly related to Revisions)
Reading the fics that are part of the series list in order is not absolutely necessary, but it will be helpful for the longer fics like Treasure and Fractures.
Anyway, I'd like to thank everyone who takes the time to read my work in these fandoms. I hope you enjoy it.
All for now