Author has written 40 stories for Les Miserables, Next to Normal, Pirates of the Caribbean, Robin Hood BBC, Harry Potter, Fault in Our Stars, Phantom of the Opera, A song of Ice and Fire, Poldark, Game of Thrones, Parade, Cinderella, and White Queen.
Update: 7th March 2014
Wow! Who would've thought it? As of today, it has officially been a year since I posted that first tentative chapter of When Tomorrow Came on Fanfiction- how time flies! I can't thank everyone enough on here who has taken the time to read, review, follow and favourite my work- you are all such inspiring, wonderful writers and I love and thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. Your guidance, support, encouragement, criticism and general words of wisdom have helped me through some pretty challenging times over the past year (sitting final exams, starting Uni etc) as well as helping me to develop as a writer and I just want to take the time to say how grateful and thankful I am to every single one of you. You are all incredible and I hope that the friendships I've created through writing for this site will be able to stay and grow for many years to come.
Phoenixflames12 (who is now trying not to get emotional!) :)
Update: 26th April 2014
I am now on Wordpress! I've got a blog which you are all very welcome to have a look at and comment on: (Confessions of a fanfiction writer)
Update: 23rd November 2014
After a writing hiatus of goodness knows how long, I am hopefully back in business! Thank you to everyone who has stuck by me thus far and I hope to see you all very, very soon. :)
Update: 28th March 2015
The story 'They Tried to Kill My Brothers' (WW1 AU featuring Combeferre) has been deleted purely because I highly doubt I will ever go back to it. On a brighter note, I am now on AO3 (same pseudonym- how predictable!) and am in the process of writing and putting up fics there which don't have designated fandoms on fanfiction.net- such as 'BBC Poldark'. It would be lovely to see some of you over there!
Country of origin: UK (home switches between the wettest county in Scotland- Dumfries and Galloway and the wettest city in Scotland- good old Glasgow!)
Short synopsis (Complete re-write 22nd August 2013- feel free to ignore if this stuff bores you, I honestly don't mind!)
2nd year College of Arts student at Glasgow University studying English Lit, Scottish Lit and English Language. (Don't even ask me about the reading- just… just
don't…) I am a triplet who lives in the aforementioned wettest county in Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway)- a title which could
be seen as quite ironic as we've actually had the first 'heatwave' over here for about 10 years!
I fell in love with Les Miserables from the moment I saw the trailer for the 2012 film on Youtube during a rehearsal break for my senior school production in
December 2012 (we did Oliver! and now I really, really wished we had done Les Miserables!) and then listened/watched 'Do You Hear The People Sing?' on the
25th Anniversary concert via Youtube and have now read the Brick and cried a lot (especially during Les Amis de l'ABC and the 5-6th June
Barricade Day) and am now in the final chapters of my novel 'Out Of the Darkness' which continues on the Amis' journey from the terrors
of the Barricade and their attempts to try and create a new life for themselves in England and picks up from when my first piece 'When
Tomorrow Came' left off and working on a Modern AU Dystopia titled 'Fallen Angels'.
My work covers a variety of fandoms such as BBC Robin Hood, Next to Normal, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, The Fault In Our Stars and my new found
obsession (although nothing can quite come close to Les Miserables!) Phantom of the Opera so any and all constructive criticisms, suggestions etc are like
chocolate to my brain! Also, if you don't review, feel free to PM me! (I feel special when I get PM's!) :)
Much love and thank you to all those who have believed in my writings (you know who you are!),
Random but brilliant quotes
'Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing's gonna be alright!' - Bob Marley
'Life isn't split up into good people and death eaters- we've both got light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we chose to act on' - Sirius Black (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
'Do you permit it?' Enjolras pressed his hand with a smile. The smile had not yet ended when the volley rang out. Enjolras, pierced by eight shots stayed leaning against the wall, as if the bullets had nailed him there, only his head hung down. Grantaire collapsed at his feet.' - Victor Hugo (Orestes fasting, Pylades drunk- Les Miserables)
'Don't worry, you're just as sane as I am' Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
'Keep a weather eye on the horizon' Will Turner (Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest At World's End)
'You actually were telling the truth! I do that quite a lot, but people are always surprised ' Jack Sparrow Norrington (Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest)
'There was one of the insurgents whom I heard called Apollo'- Victor Hugo (Orestes fasting, Pylades drunk- Les Miserables)
'I don't go looking for trouble, trouble usually finds me!' Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Prisioner of Azkaban)
'Mooney, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs are proud to present the Marauders Map' (Harry Potter and the Prisioner of Azkaban)
'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good' The Marauders (Harry Potter and the Prisioner of Azkaban)
'Mischief Managed' The Marauders (Harry Potter and the Prisioner of Azkaban)
'The ABC Society was small in numbers... we might almost call it a clique, if cliques gave birth to heroes' - Victor Hugo (A group that nearly became historic- Les Miserables)
'These young men (Enjolras, Combeferre, Courfeyrac, Jehan, Feuilly, Bahorel, Joly, Bossuet, Grantaire ) formed a sort of family, united by friendship' - Victor Hugo (A group that nearly became historic- Les Miserables)
'Happiness can always be found if someone remembers to turn on the light' - Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Prisioner of Azkaban)
'Do you think the ones we love ever really leave us?' Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
'What is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul' - Victor Hugo (Les Miserables)
'And now, how you've repayed me! Denied me and betrayed me! He was bound to love you... when he heard you sing!' - Erik ( All I Ask of You Reprise- Phantom of the Opera)
'You will curse the day you did not do, all that the Phantom asked of you!' Erik (All I Ask of You- Reprise- Phantom of the Opera)
'It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go, than I have ever known' Sydney Carton (A Tale of Two Cities)
'Write drunk; edit sober' - Ernest Hemingway
'Nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff.
Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-your-chair-can't-control-yourself love it.
When people call people nerds, mostly what they're saying is that "You like stuff".
Which is not a good insult at all.
Like, you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of the human consciousness' - John Green
'Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent' - Victor Hugo (Les Miserables)
'It is the sanity of life that makes us mad' – Gabrielle Aplin
'I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, then all at once' - Hazel Grace (The Fault in Our Stars)
'My thoughts are stars; I cannot fathom them into constellations' - Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars)
'Oh I wouldn't mind Hazel Grace, it would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you' - Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars)
'That's the thing about pain; it demands to be felt' - Hazel Grace (The Fault in Our Stars)
'I'll fight it. I'll fight it for you. Don't worry about me, Hazel Grace. I'm okay. I'll find a way to hang around and annoy you for a while'- Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars)
'Some infinities are bigger than other infinities' - Hazel Grace (The Fault in Our Stars)
'I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity' - Hazel Grace (The Fault in Our Stars)
'Oh I'm grand. I'm on a roller coaster that only goes up my friend'- Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars)
'You gave me a forever within the numbered days' - Hazel Grace (The Fault in Our Stars)
'I lit up like a Christmas tree Hazel Grace' - Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars)
'The world is not a wish granting factory' - Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars)
'You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are' - Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars)
'Much of my life had been devoted to trying not to cry in front of people who loved me, so I knew what Augustus was doing. You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up at the ceiling, and then you swallow even though your throat does not want to close and you look at the person who loves you and smile.' - Hazel Grace (The Fault in Our Stars)
'Because you are beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence' - Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars)
I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.' - Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars)
You are going to live a good and long life filled with great and terrible moments that you cannot even imagine yet!' - Isaac and Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars)
'The fault, dear Brutus is not in our stars; but in ourselves. We are the underlings' - Julius Caesar (Act I Scene II Lines 140-141)
'I love her. I am so lucky to love her'- Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars)
'The marks humans leave are too often scars' - Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars)
'And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it' - Roald Dahl
'Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards' - Soren Kierkegaard
'All stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true story-teller who would keep that from you' - Ernest Hemingway
'Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors and the most patient of teachers'- Charter William Elliot
'A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one' - George R. R. Martin
'So be it. Let us raise the barricade to a height of twenty feet, and let us all remain in it. Citizens, let us offer the protests of corpses. Let us show that, if the people abandon the republicans, the republicans will not abandon the people'- Victor Hugo (Les Miserables- The Charybdis of the Faubourg Saint Antoine and the Scylla of the Faubourg de Temple)
'This barricade is made neither of paving stones nor of timbers nor of irons. It is made of two mounds. A mound of ideals and a mound of sorrows. Here misery encounters the ideal. Here day embraces the night and says 'I will die with you and you will be born again with me.' Enjolras (Victor Hugo- Les Miserables- The Orator on the Barricade)
'Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it'- Lloyd Alexander
Rest, nature, books, music…Such is my idea of happiness. -Leo Tolstoy
An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet despite the time, the place, and despite the circumstances. The thread can be tightened or tangled, but will never be broken. - Chinese Proverb
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. - Tom Hiddleston
'Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring' - Anon
'Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labelled 'this could change your life' - Helen Exley
'A man's bookcase will tell you everything you'll ever need to know about him' - Walter Moaley
'…to cause constellations of victories to flash forth
at each instant from the zenith of the centuries,
to make the French Empire a pendant
to the Roman Empire, to be the great nation
and to give birth to the grand army,
to conquer the world twice,
by conquest and by dazzling, that is sublime;
and what greater thing is there?’
‘To be free’, said Combeferre.'
Combeferre Marius Pontmercy (Les Miserables- A Group that Barely Missed Becoming Historic)
My favourite couples (Les Miserables)
'Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men, it is a music of a people who will not be slaves again!'
My favourite couples (BBC Robin Hood)
'We are not just 6 outlaws living in a forest. We are the spirit of England and that lads... that is this country's only hope!' 'We are Robin Hood!'
My favourite couples (BBC The White Queen- I know there isn't any fanfiction for this amazing show yet- but I can hope; can't I?)
'Edward lives if there is no tomorrow. Richard as if he wants no tomorrow. And George as if somebody should give it to him for free'. 'We are the three sons of York! How can we be divided by one woman?'
My favourite couples (The Fault in Our Stars- John Green)
'Maybe "Okay" will be our "Always"'
*'Dulce et decorum est; pro patria mori' - it is sweet and right to die for your country*
Possibly my favourite quote of all time especially when putting it in a Les Miserables context- I can't help but think of Enjolras- oh my poor blonde revolutionary; it is so ironic that when you die your creator suddenly decides to have a massive fangirl attack about how tragically beautiful you are- RIP Apollo and Les Amis de l'ABC- your sacrifice for a free France will never be forgotten!!
Enjolras is vicious. Enjolras is angry. And above all, Enjolras is an idealist; and there is absolutely nothing more dangerous.
Please read!! #1
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If you could read that put it in your profile!
Important Information Concerning Derek-the-whistle-boy!
In the LM movie, there's a scene where an unnamed barricade boy wakes the barricade and warns them that the National Guard is coming by whistling. We, the fandom, have christened him Derek. (Don't ask why. Just go with it.) If you believe that Derek deserves more recognition for saving the barricade, copy and paste this into your profile.
('Derek' the whistle boy is played to perfection by Jonny Purchase and definitely deserves more recognition!)
Never forget the book characters
The ones that were ignored
They are sad when they watch the movie
They have been shunned by the directors
By the producers and more
Yet the author gave them a purpose
Help them fulfill that purpose
You, dear readers, are important
You help bring the characters to life
You don't leave out any details
You are the true creators
Vive le readers!
Calling all fanfiction writers who write for Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean!!
If you think Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann--Disney's PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN-- are made for each other and that, no matter how awesomely awesome Jack Sparrow may be, he should never, under any circumstances, be with Elizabeth, COPY AND PASTE THIS INTO YOUR PROFILE!
If you have ever been so obsessed with something that now everyone is scared of you because of its effects, copy this into your profile.
Nerds are cool. Nerds are smart. Nerds will one day rule the universe. If you are a nerd and proud of it, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you ever tripped over your own feet, copy this into your profile
If you firmly believe that Will Turner's curse is broken and that he's free to be with his family after ten years, paste this into your profile!
If you believe in a happy ending for Will and Elizabeth Turner, paste this into your profile!
Vive la Revolution!
I, Phoenixflames12, hereby pledge to leave a review for every fic that I enjoy, no matter how old, how many reviews it already has, or how many chapters it contains. I have joined the Review Revolution. Will you? (Stolen from Rosebud5- hopefully she will forgive me!)
Just for fun!! (stolen from CourftheCat- please accept my most sincere apologies!)
If you think being unique is cooler than being cool, copy and paste this to your profile.
If you have ever cried when your favorite character in a movie, T.V show, or book died, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you have ever walked into a room then forgot what you were doing, then started walking away and remembered copy this into your profile.
If you have ever seen a movie (or show) so many times that you can quote it word for word, and you do so at random moments, copy and paste this in you're profile.
If you've been on the computer for hours on end, reading numerous fanfictions, copy this into your profile
If you have ever forgotten what you were going to say, right before you say it, copy this into your profile
If Fanfiction to you is what Facebook is to other people, copy this into your profile.
If you are hardcore obsessed with a show or movie or book, copy and paste this on your profile.
If you read people's profiles looking for something to copy and paste, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you're the type of person that gets really excited when you get like two reviews, copy and paste this into your profile..
If you randomly check your email every five minutes while on the computer, copy this into your profile.
If you think that being unique is cooler then being cool, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you get all giddy when you hear a trailer for your favorite TV show/movie is on TV, copy and paste this onto your profile.
If you're not ashamed to call yourself a fangirl (or squeal like one), copy and paste this on your profile.
If you hear the voices of characters in your head, put this onto your profile.
If you are obsessed with FanFiction, put this into your profile.
If you've ever been called a bookworm and are proud of it, copy and paste this into your profile.
Nerds will one day rule the universe. If you're a nerd and proud of it, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you are weird, insane, crazy, odd, not-normal, a freak of nature, psychotic, random, or anything similar, post this in your profile.
If you've ever been so obsessed with something that now everyone is scared of you because of its effects post this in your profile. (This one is definitely me!!) :)
Like horses, words are wilful and submit
So far to rhyme and metre as their use
Is known to him whose hand controls the bit.
Jades like 'Superb', 'Fantastic', 'Fabulous',
Deaf to all shouts of advertising men,
Could, if the right voice spoke amid the clamour,
Still prick their ears and neigh and prance again;
A cunning horseman might save even Glamour.
As for those unspoilt thoroughbreds who burn,
With soft impatience in the stable, blowing
Proudly through widened nostrils, for their turn
To shake the ground with thunder of their going,
Until then, to reveal is to defame them,
And I, their would be rider, shall not name them.
John Penman (1987)
And finally: (stolen from mylittlelifedoesntcountatall- hopefully she will forgive me!)
Remember Jean Valjean when you see someone give all they can to the poor when they are also poor
Remember Fantine when you see a mother cry for her child and try to protect them from everything
Remember Javert when you see someone lose all they believe in in a single burst of light (in this case, please prevent said person from doing suicide)
Remember the Thenardier's when you see a con
Remember Enjolras whenever you see someone who wants to change the world so others may benefit
Remember Eponine whenever you see someone throw away their happiness for someone they love
Remember Gavroche with every act of bravery you see
Remember Marius whenever you hear of love at first sight
Remember Cosette with every mention of a lark
Remember Jehan whenever you hear poetry
Remember Grantaire whenever you see someone who stands with their friends because they believe in their friend not the idea
Remember Feuilly when you see any work of art
Remember Joly whenever you go to the doctor's office
Remember Combeferre whenever you read or hear something philosophical
Remember Courfeyrac whenever you see friends looking out for each other
Remember Bahorel whenever you see a floater or a bald person
Remember Bossuet whenever you see a person with rotten luck but a good attitude
Remember the Les Amis whenever you see a insurrection for a better world
Remember Les Miserables whenever you hear of people fighting for PROGRESS
Repost if you are a Mizzie!
'I'll love you, dear, I'll love you
'I'll love you till the ocean
As I Walked Out One Evening (W. H. Auden)
Book 5 of the 'Poldark series': The Black Moon (Winston Graham)
The right to read.
The right NOT to read.
The right to not finish books.
The right to skip & skim pages.
The right to reread.
The right to read anything.
The right to read banned books.
The right to mistake a book for real life.
The right to read anywhere.
The right to read aloud.
The right to fall in love with characters in books.
The right to know what everyone else is reading.
The right to have too many books.
The right to carry a book wherever you go.
'A room without books is like a body without a soul'- Cicero*