Author has written 23 stories for Sherlock, RENT, and Captain America.
Who am I:
Hi all :D I'm an artist and fangirl recently arrived in Seattle, Land of the Coffee Bean. I dance (swing and salsa), draw, write, and just nerd-out as a general hobby. I design game and comic characters on a regular basis, (alas, unpaid) largely because I just really really love a well-done character and creating a personality and a life for someone is incredibly fun.
I'm currently working on beefing up my web-design skills and possibly going from there to becoming a UI designer, but one step at a time :)
A few notes about what I do and don't write:
I ADORE character interaction. A lot of my stories are going to feature heavy introspection and a lot of bantering dialogue. I strive hard to keep characters in character, because otherwise, why bother to use existing ones? In focusing on the character interaction, and given these are based on well established characters, I tend to go lighter on physical descriptions than I would for characters of my own creation. We all know what Sherlock or Captain America look like, there's no reason for me to describe them to you in any great detail. Especially since this is, in fact, just for fan-funsies: there's no reason to recreate The Great American Novel to bring you Batman going out for coffee. That said, I will try to be descriptive and atmospheric with my scenes.
I typically don't do slash fiction. I tend not to pair characters that aren't paired in cannon, except for in cases where their relationships aren't really defined, or in the case of Sherlock, when they're strongly hinted to be moving that direction, but haven't quite gotten there yet.
I like to keep the tone of my stories moving between heavy drama and silly or gentle moments, because that's how life (and the best, most moving stories) work. I am the sort of person who's very fussy about transitions and don't like things to feel abrupt or arbitrary unless it feeds the story in some way. I don't always strike the tone I want, but I do my best to create the sort of stories that I would want to read and proof-read them relentlessly before posting. If my story doesn't feel strong enough and I can't decide how to fix it, I just won't post it. Half-assed stories make me sad :(
For those who like erotic stories: Sorry folks, but I don't generally write explicit fiction, largely because I don't want to, and partly because it doesn't interest me to do so. I like to focus on the things that I loved about the original, and that's usually the characters and their relationships to each other. I assume the characters in romantic stories do sometimes get frisky off camera, (or carefully-choreographed-the-keep-the-bits-out-of-sight-and-keep-the-rating-down on camera, depending on the source material) but it's not usually something we, as an audience, need to know about. If I ever do have a story that I feel actually benefits from more than implied sexy-time content, I will rate it accordingly and put warnings in the description, and I will write those sexy-time scenes to the best of my ability.
I also tend to avoid OCs and AUs because I find they tend to just clutter up a story that doesn't need them, and there's too much temptation for Mary-Sues and out-of-character-ness to to start cropping up. I have found a few AU stories that blew my mind at how tightly written and brilliantly done they were, so I'm open to trying them out in moderation. OCs are an absolute no unless the story just can't work without them. I find this also forces me to pay better attention to the characters I'm given, and find new ways to use them. Creating someone new, who can fit into an established world - and do it well- is way, way harder than you might think.
What am I currently up to:
While I had been mostly writing Sherlock fics (because the characters... the characters... oh the characters) I've been bitten by the Winter Soldier bug and have cranked out 9 stories so far with more on the way.
I'm not a Steve/Bucky shipper, though I can see where the people who are are coming from. I just see their relationship as incredibly close friends, practically brothers. They definitely love each other, but not in a making-out and jumping bones sort of way.
Regarding Sherlock: Though I am a Johnlock shipper (it's all throughout the show so far and it just keeps getting more pronounced) it's still a goal of mine to give the ladies in that story more love and attention, since they're very marginalized in the focus on Sherlock and John (which I understand) but I still love the show for all the awesome it contains. I do have some reservations about the handling of female characters from Mofftiss in general, but I will acknowledge that what we get from the main gents is AWESOME.
As far as my Sherlock fics go, it's disclaimer time:
I'm not British. I don't really know any British people, and I'm not super up on my Briticisms. I did try to pull as much as I could from the dialogue in the show, other BBC shows I've watched, and the little I know about British slang... BUT if you notice I've misused slang or used the American version of a word, this is why. It's not because I'm an idiot. It's because I'm an American. The two are not always synonymous... just sometimes.
Captain America disclaimer:
I'm not much of a history nerd. I have a decent sense of what is and isn't period-appropriate and I'll generally at least do a cursory internet search for things I'm not sure of. That said, I don't meticulously research my stories. If I make a whoops, feel free to point it out, but don't expect me to re-write my plot around it. If you'd like to PAY ME to write such a meticulously researched story, I'd certainly be up for it :) But until then I simply don't have the time, I'm afraid.
I'm sure you'll see me back here in the future after another Marvel movie comes out, or perhaps when a new and amazing show sucker punches me with its excellent writing. 'Till then, kids :D
Where else you can find my work:
As I mentioned waaaay up at the top there, I'm an artist as well as an (amateur) writer. If you're interested in seeing my artwork: The more fun, silly, and just general work up on my sketch blog, here, and my tumblr. If you're interested in commissioning me, or just want to see my professional level work, my website is here.
Other fandoms you might later see work from me in include:
I don't watch much TV and I tend not to fangirl over much in terms of movies, but when inspiration hits, I will post it here :) Keep reading, and I'll see you with fresh new stories soon!