Author has written 14 stories for Song of the Lioness, Harry Potter, Fullmetal Alchemist, Lost Odyssey, Final Fantasy XII, Professor Layton, Criminal Minds, Sherlock, Persona Series, Jane Eyre, and Dragon Age.
Becoming Lady - SotL
How the descend into madness started. A very rushed but whimsical piece in the end. Plot explanation was never my forte...
Narcissus - SotL
Because everybody has to write a kick-ass female assassin, at least once.
However We Know the Landscape of Love - HP
Don't kill me, but I'm not a fan of the HP books--but some characters are just so FUN to play with. This is a love story of a girl building her own growth on others' tragedy, and of blind faith. Also a story about how beautiful Sirius is.
Remus Lupin, The Faultless Man - HP
Okay, yes, plot has always been my downfall, so marry me. Rewrite as well. Arlene is very hard to write--a spoiled sweet person who is superficial but not dumb, and so genuine that you can't help but like her. Actually scratch that, it's hard to write a likable OC, period.
The World Ends With You - HP
I've got to let the angst monster out somehow, and if Sirius/Remus isn't angst-baby, I don't know what is. Also sort of a take on, hm, let's see how effed up I can get these two boys. Both Sirius and Remus are darker. Much darker.
Rising to Die - Lost Odyssey
An exploration into a character’s past. I’m fond of minor characters: more room to mold them. Title references Tennyson's The Kraken. Bit macabre, but there you have it.
Ulysses - Fullmetal Alchemist
So much about writing minor characters. I like this one very much, despite it being perhaps too angst-ridden. But Edward doesn't do anything halfheartedly, including angst. It was fun being maudlin/schmaltzy without inhibition. Also stream of consciousness is only doable for me in small quantities.
The Halcyon Days - FF XII
I always felt like Ashe needed closure at the end of the game, but would never really get it. When writing it, I felt like Ashe was too...well, too nice, too mellow, too politically benign, but I found that I couldn't write her any other way. I guess a princess might be hard and cutting as a diamond, but a queen grows to be a steel blade made of smiles.
Failing Galatea - Professor Layton
There is so much subtext in a Professor Layton game. The relationship between Luke, Flora and Layton seems to me to be so complex and full of worship and rebellion and failure. The end was rather abrupt, but I sort of wanted Layton to come to a realization that he might have been a brilliant archaeologist and a great puzzle-solver, but best intentions lead astray. The piece hinted at certain adult wiles that Layton prevented Luke and Flora from seeing in him. It needs more flesh though--I feel like this one had the most potential in all my stories, and--fittingly perhaps--failed the most.
Life of the Mind - Criminal Minds
I just couldn't get out the image of Reid doing something extraordinarily mundane--like picking up groceries--and yet fail at being mundane entirely. Surely this would draw some sort of attention? (I admit to having a soft spot for the adorkable.) And how fitting is Arendt to the theme of Criminal Minds?
The Meaning of Ithaca - BBC Sherlock
It's an extremely Johnlock non-Johnlock story; explores what it means to need and love somebody as much as John does Sherlock, and what that means to the rest of his life. Complete, but AU where series 3 is concerned...
ouroboros - Persona 3
Taking the idea that the protagonist is stuck in the game doing New Game Plus over and over again--and the changed personality that comes with it.
Kirkwall Tales - Dragon Age II
So what really did happen, once Kirkwall fell? A take on brief sentence that Varric gave on how the protagonist disappeared, and Fenris disappeared with her. And because I LOVE minor character first person PoVs. Each person sees Hawke differently, as she fulfills a different purpose for all of them--including Fenris.
UPDATE: So I'm not dead. Just very slowly plowing through life. They say that our line of work is like dog years--one year is equivalent to seven years of real life. I beg to differ. I wish I had seven years worth of sleep, because that sounds orgasmic actually.
In any case, I jot down a few lines whenever I get the chance. No project left behind policy here.
Also that what would I be, without the vicarious enjoyment through writing?
And because these are fun: I pledge Truth above all else:
1) Where did you get your default picture?
Why does this even matter? Found it online.
2) What's your middle name?
None. I'm considering making one up though. Always liked Eglantine. Or Colette.
3) Your current relationship status?
Married to work. You think I'm kidding.
4) Does your crush like you back?
You mean Jack Sparrow? Q from Skyfall? Alistair from Dragon Age? Balthier from FFXIII? Bluntschli from Arms and the Man?
5) What is your current mood?
Giddy, as more often than not.
6) What color of underwear are you wearing?
For the sake of bloody, sodding Truth, yellow.
7) What color shirt are you wearing?
Teddy bear colored.
8) Missing something?
9) If you could go back in time and change something, what would you change?
Short the hell out of those subprime MBS back in 2007. Paulson and Falcone clearly had the right idea, sigh...
10) If you must be an animal for one day, what would you be?
Some sort of bird that can fly high and fly far. Otherwise maybe a cat and just sleep it off.
11) Ever had a near death experience?
No, not Mary Sue enough.
12) Something you do a lot?
Run fingers through hair. Very annoying, I assure you.
13) The song stuck in your head?
Let Me Call You Sweetheart. Damned catchy for something from almost a century ago.
14) When was the last time you cried?
The beginning of Up. Seriously, that 5 mins could wring tears out of a volcano. I am such a crybaby though.
15) Have you ever sung in front of a large audience?
16) If you could have one super power what would it be?
Mind reading (with a caveat of being able to choose target/turn off of course).
17) What's the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
Cheekbones. Also blond hair.
18) What do you usually order from Starbucks?
Dirty chai, because Starbucks can't brew coffee. Sometimes a redeye, because I need it...
19) What's your biggest secret?
Oh I have one? Please tell me, it would make me so much more interesting.
20) Favorite color?
21) Do you still watch kiddie shows?
Define kiddie--does Adventure Time count? Because I'm pretty sure Archer isn't meant for kiddies.
22) What are you?
A human being as a citizen bound by social contract, as defined on my birth certificate.
23) Do you speak any foreign languages?
Well English is my foreign language. But I did take French for kicks (ahem, easy grades) at one point.
24) What's your favorite smell?
Wet grass. Coffee beans. Tobacco cologne. Bacon bacon bacon.
25) Describe your life in one word what would it be?
26) Have you ever kissed in the rain?
Securely and sensibly under an umbrella, yes.
27) What are you thinking about right now?
How to convince others that I'm the reincarnation of e. e. cummings when I make a grammar mistake.
28) What should you be doing?
Beta reading. Reading. Washing dishes?
29) Do you like working in the yard?
Don't have a yard. I enjoy growing aloe and basil/mint though, but aloe doesn't take much gardening.
30) If you could have any last name in the world, what would you want?
Bond--think of all the cheesy, tipsy pick up lines!
(Felt like I just filled out an online dating questionaire. Bit weird.)
Fiction becomes a weird way to countenance yourself and to tell the truth instead of being a way to escape yourself or present yourself in a way you figure you will be maximally likable. This process is complicated and confusing and scary, and also hard work, but it turns out to be the best fun there is.
David Foster Wallace