Author has written 15 stories for Avengers, and Thor.
- "Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them - in order that the reader may see what they are made of." Kurt Vonnegut's 8 Rules of Writing (but I got it from Maddeningly Mad's profile, because I couldn't not) -
(I have a Loki hurt/comfort recommendations Facebook page if you want someone else to do the work of finding h/c/whump/etc fics! ;D Also, feel free to make posts yourself if you have recs.)
Here's me: Female, 29, half-Japanese, half-American, Loki-obsessed, Avengers-obsessed, crazy (whose Vulcan disposition prevents her from squeeing except where Loki is concerned for some reason. Yes. It freaks me out. I don't ever fangirl over anything, except for him. It's weird. Something from the Twilight Zone, I'm convinced. Yes indeed. But if you ask me, I blame the Hiddles.)
So, here's what I like: Loki, Avengers, h/c, Loki-whump, angst, Thor/Loki bromance, overprotective!Thor, Avenger!Loki, pre-Thor!Loki, adventure, scary stuff, did I mention whump? Did I mention Thor/Loki huggles? No? That, too, big time. Humor's great, so is drama, crack is fine if well-written. And, y'know, LOKI.
Here's what I dislike (hate is such a strong word, init?): slash, smut, strange ships (even het ones), romances (not a big fan, I think I've liked maybe two romance fics), OOC-ness (although a certain amount of storyverse logic can be used to explain personality changes), OCs, "canon" OCs (ie Sigyn, although it depends on how they're written), kid!fics (like when Loki/the Avengers become children/babies), tragedies, MPreg (although I do have exceptions), excessively AU stories, and...Lokane. I'm not sure why this ship kinda annoys me, lol. Reading ThorxJane (Thane?) doesn't have the same effect. LokixSigyn kinda irritates me, too. Strange.
And since I've been reading fanfics for a good long while, it was inevitable I eventually would begin to hate some things, so here's that list: fem!Loki (loathe might be a better word), highschool/college!fics, Mary Sues
So why am I blabbering on about what I like/dislike? Because wouldn't it be awesome if you already knew what a writer likes and dislikes before you delve into their stories? (and what if at chapter 5 you realize this story isn't for you?) I certainly would love to avoid that. So here's me trying to "do unto others" and all.
(Bolded words for your convenience ;)
Also, I always give warnings. If not at the beginning of the story then at the beginning of the chapter. I hate spoilers but I know some people don't like being surprised by some things.
In case all of that doesn't give you an accurate picture of my tastes, here are some of my favorite stories (not really ordered in any way):
Story I have a love-hate relationship with: Capturing Starlight by Shi-koi. Read just the first chapter and tell me you kinda wish you hadn't read it. I'm convinced the author likes TORTURING EVERYBODY IN EXISTENCE...especially us readers. It's like Million Dollar Baby all over again, ugh. Still, very well-written.
On Fallen Star by Alydia Rackham: Why is it not listed in my "favorites" section above? Well... Let's put it this way: I really think the story is great, well-written, all the good stuff. Even so, it's simply not my cup of tea. It's one of very few straight-up love stories I've actually read and liked (probably for the angst and adventure bits). But! It's still not anywhere near my preferred genres. (I'm also fairly opposed to Lokane in general.)
As a side note, anyone wishing to PM me to talk about whatever, feel free! I would especially love to talk to fellow Loki/Avengers fans about our favorite trickster god. And I would also love to talk about writing in general with anyone that cares to. I'm very interested in psychology and how it relates to storytelling (especially in the MCU). Things like why so many fanfic writers are female, why slash is so prevalent, why h/c appeals to so many and how we hope we're not all crazy ;D, why the villain in a movie is often more popular than the heroes, etc. I would also love recommendations for good stories, if you think I'll like them. I'm not lazy, I've just found that some authors (for reasons I can't fathom) don't label their stories with a genre and I miss them.
As you can see, I'm a blabber-mouth, so feel free to do the same to me in return, I don't mind!
You know what annoys me? When really awesome stories, that have been out for months, don't get enough reviews. Sometimes, I read them and I'm like "WTF?! This story is awesome, why no love?" For some reason, I'm just weird and I get angry (or mock anger, whatevs) at the injustice of great stories being unrecognized! Bah! Blasphemy! So here's me trying to fix that a lil' bit. (So if you're a lurker like me, only here to peek at my "Favorites" section for stories you might like, hope you like this section of my profile!)
First, the one-shots, because let's face it, people just don't review one-shots:
If I Fall, I'll Fall Apart by hana-akira - I really have no idea what to say about this story, other than: WOW. (it's too good to have so few reviews)
Now the multi-chapter ones:
Virtually everything by Takada Saiko (and co-author Gabrielle Day) - I am, of course, referring to their Thor/Avengers fics. Most of their fics are not one-shots, and yet they get reviewed about as often as them. I have no idea why this is. I actually need to review all their stuff I've read, but I didn't do it the first time around because I was too busy pushing "next chapter" to remember to do that. (Maybe that's what everyone's deal is, too?) I'm currently reading through their series again so I might as well remedy that this time around XD.
And We Fall, And We Rise by Lady Charity - gasp! something by Lady Charity is on this list?! Uh, yeah. That's my reaction, too. It has a good number of reviews, but imho, not enough to do this story justice. It's one of the most original ideas for a story I've seen, and it's as well-written as everything else she writes. So awesomely bromantic, Thor and Loki at their best.
Quite a few of LulaMadison's stuff - I don't care for everything she writes, but I'd venture a guess and say if you've been on this website for any length of time, there's a good chance you've read something of hers. I really think her 'Teamwork series' needs more love, it's such a great series.
Redemption by Ebonrune - Now this one is going out to all my fellow h/c/angst fans: have you read this story?? I'm not sure I've ever seen Loki written this way, but I find it quite endearing for some reason. It's...well, adorable and...kinda sad. The poor thing just seems so...hugable. Yes?
Well, I'll add more later...
About my stories
Let's Meet In the Middle, You and I - A one-shot, woo! I didn't think I would be able to write one-shots since I love long stories, but this little idea popped in my head one morning when I was still half asleep. A more detailed explanation of where I got the idea is in my A/N for the story (at the end).
This Grace Upon My Brow - Post-Avengers one-shot that came out of nowhere. Fairly short, kinda angsty. No slash.
Memories at the Back of My Mind - Sort of a 'shawarma scene' replacer, or maybe just an addendum to it (with some changes). Some Thor and Loki fluff with a bit of h/c. Just a little one-shot for fun.
Waiting for Perdition - angsty, whumpy, somewhat bloody, may-freak-you-out fic. Proceed with caution if you're faint of heart. Centers on Loki, Tony, with some Bruce. Post-Avengers.
This Battle, Won - Don't you just love one-shots that come out of nowhere? ;) Just a short one that's got some brotherly bonding. Pre-Thor.
Duty Bound, In Love and War - Pre-Thor. This is technically in the same continuity as This Battle, Won but since they have nothing to do with each other I think they're still one-shots. Those pesky not-related-to-TDW dark elves have captured Thor and Loki! Oh nos! Eh, yeah, some drama, whump, protective!Thor and other fun stuff here.
My Brother's Keeper - Post-Avengers. Poor Loki's always being silenced in some way, huh? Kinda different in this case. Some brofluff and confusion on Loki's part contained herein, because wthela is going on with Thor?
*Important Note!: All of my multiple-chapter stories are on hiatus until further notice. Chapter 16 (an A/N) of Pray for Rain explains it better. My one-shots (and other shorter stories) may continue since I tend to write them at random.
Ex Nihilo (complete) - My first story! I have no idea why I decided to start with a horror and suspense story when my favorite genre is hurt/comfort. It's probably because I got the idea on Halloween and I thought it was an interesting idea, lol. A bit more gory than I usually prefer, but it's really just one part that's kinda gross (and let's face it, horror movies nowadays are way worse).
The Sanguine Wood (complete) - An adventure/hurt/comfort story that takes place long before Thor. Centers on Thor and Loki.
Pray For Rain (in-progress) - Post-Avengers, multi-chapter, h/c, angst. Loki, Thor, all the Avengers. Just my excuse to write Avengers/Loki in a domestic environment mixed with serious angst and brofeels. Might be a little disturbing if you think too much about it. (But really it's just an excuse to cram in as much Thor and Loki brotherly huggling as I possibly can XD. Shhh, don't tell anyone.) This is what I call my "background" fic; basically, I work on it casually and never let it get in the way of my other fics-in-progress. This also means updates may be sporadic.
The Door Home (series, in-progress, episode 2 completed) - Pre-Thor. Adventure, h/c, bromance, whump, fluff, creepiness, some humor, some angst- basically the kitchen sink of fics (centering on the first four of those). Features only Thor and Loki (which makes sense in context). This story is something of an exercise to see if I can write something while ignoring my perfectionism. Not to say it's not a real story, it is, but I'm writing it without being OCD about whether or not everything is perfect. It's a collection of "episodes", most in the 5-8 chapter range, that are tied together with a central story arc.
Line In the Sky - A very long multi-chapter story (will probably get at least to the 100k word range) that has Loki and all of the Avengers. Action/adventure, some sci-fi elements, h/c, angst, Loki-whump, etc. I really wanted to be done with this before posting it, but it's been so long since I started it I figured an audience might make me finally get on with finishing it.
What Grows In Darkness (complete) - Pre-Thor Halloween special. The ol' creepy house in the middle of nowhere trick that Thor and Loki inevitably come across.
Nihil Sub Sole - Started writing a sequel to Ex Nihilo. Not exactly in the same genre (ie not horror), but in the same continuity, at least (still has elements of suspense, though). If you've read Ex Nihilo, and you've got some questions pertaining to it that you'd like answered in the sequel, just PM me and maybe I'll work the answers into the next installment. (For a better explanation, see the edit I made to the end A/N on the epilogue of Ex Nihilo.)
I don't really care for putting one of those "If *insert whatever here* then copy & paste this into your profile!" things, so I'll just put this because I read way too much fan fiction and I like lists of things.
What Loki is (or is not)...
Here's some things I've noticed that Loki is (or is not) based on what I've seen in fan fiction; they're basically "Loki fan fiction tropes." Some of these are my opinion, some aren't, and some are just observations. I'm also poking fun at all of us, even myself, don't get offended:
Loki is often a cat.
I'm degenerating into sarcasm now, so this is where I stop. Yada yada... you get the point.