Author has written 5 stories for Elder Scroll series.
Note - At the moment I am currently very busy in the so-called 'real world', so my updates are few and far between, as is my time for writing. To all those whose stories I have been reading/reviewing - I will finish what I started. It may just take a while, as I am focusing on finishing my own material first. Apologies.
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“The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.” - Alan Bennett
Why open my profile in this ever-so-slightly pretentious way? Well, this quotation for me is a self-demonstrating example of how I feel about reading, and not only reading, but writing too.
I love the little sparks of understanding where you truly feel on the same page as an author, where you feel what they felt, see what they saw. One of my biggest dreams is that I will inspire the same feeling in anyone who reads what I've written.
One day I hope to write my own original fiction, but I don't see fan fiction as a step-down, or a building block to this (aside from the writing practise it gives me). In fact, fan fiction is one of those brilliant ways of taking people's hands. Sharing in a community's experience is my reason for writing, other than a love of the craft itself. It's also a way for me to truly explore some of the creative worlds I come across in games, tv, movies, books...
When I'm not writing or rambling on, I'm UK-based, with a love for all things arty, French and video game-related. I also find time to go to work and do real-person stuff.
At the moment, I'm writing, in the Elder Scrolls fandom, a trilogy based on Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and its expansions. After years of telling myself to, this is my first attempt at creative fiction. I'm uploading it here in the hopes of gaining some constructive feedback on my writing. I'm also working on a short story loosely based on characters and side quests in Morrowind, using NPCs only as characters.
About my reviewing style - I tend to leave long reviews, and I like to leave constructive criticism - nothing mean or snarky, just ideas on how to improve. I tend to be a grammar fiend (comes from studying languages for so long, I guess) so it will probably be that I pick up on first. I generally only leave a review if I like the fic, so I'll probably be complimentary!
Beta-reader - I'm not currently an active beta-reader (afraid to say I haven't even completed my application yet) but I have beta-read for a few people. If ever you are interested in having me review your story, you can ask! I can offer grammar/stylistic pointers for any fandom, and more specific help to do with plot/characterisation for fandoms I like/have knowledge of/participate in.
That's all! Drop me a message if you have any questions!
Fire and Ash (Complete) - ("The future cannot be known, and choices may always be made." That may be, but dealing with destiny in an alien land is made all the harder when you have your own demons to face.) A novelisation of TESIII: Morrowind, with some Fighters Guild and Imperial Cult quests covered at the beginning. Also heavily incorporates the companion mod Julan, Ashlander Companion 1.3 by Kateri. (2.0 now available at the official forums: http:///topic/1467922-relz-julan-ashlander-companion-20-thread-2/) I've done my best respect Kateri's original writing, while adapting it to fit with the story I'm telling about Llovesi and her life. To that end, I've also tried to move away from the games and come up with original events, concepts and viewpoints. This was my first ever published fanfiction, and I'm still over the moon with the reaction it got!
Heart and Stone (Complete) - ("A poet can have no higher purpose than to tell the truth about the human condition." Drawn to Mournhold under difficult circumstances, Llovesi discovers something quite dangerous may lie at this city's heart. How far will she have to go in the conflict between two indomitable forces?) A novelisation of TES III: Tribunal, no side quests. I have made a lot more changes to the storyline of this sequel, including switching and removing events, playing with motivations and adding a lot more original dialogue.
Blood and Ice (In progress) - ("Though it pained me so, I was never so real as those lonely, lost times of my undoing." Two years after the events in Mournhold, Llovesi has become a recluse, haunted by her fears and regrets. But she soon will learn that Tamriel has not yet finished with her. A land to the north is beckoning...) A novelisation of TES III: Bloodmoon, will definitely include some side quests, and covers both the 'main' questline and the East Empire Company plot at Raven Rock. Slight changes will be made to quests/quest order/storyline to suit the needs of the story. Solstheim will be slightly inspired by how it is seen in TES V: Dragonborn (within reason).
Cardruhn (On hiatus) - ("I've been told the Sload have no word for 'adventure'. The closest equivalent would be 'tragic disaster'." Three distant relatives in an ancient family are pulled into an expansive, convoluted web that will shake their lives to the core. A story of death, family, tradition, politics, magic, thieves, and ancestral tombs.) Short story. Using only NPCs from the game, featuring Master Aryon and the obscure bandits Raynila Aryon and Fevus Aryon. Incorporates Daedra, necromancy and hints of the mysterious Sload.
The Messenger - (A whole patrol left for Ilunibi. One trooper returned. To carry a message. Experimental one-shot.) We've heard about the unlucky trooper who brought the knowledge of the Sixth house shrine in Illunibi back to Fort Buckmoth. But what if we could see inside his head, witness his final moments as his world falls apart? First ever one shot, the style is quite experimental.
Ascent - An adaptation of TESIV: Oblivion.
Descent - An adaptation of TESIV: Shivering Isles, possibly Knights of the Nine as well (I never played the latter, so we'll see).
Far-Star-Marked - Just a little idea I had the other day, about a series of drabbles exploring the Heroes of the main five Elder Scrolls games. Will probably get to this soon.
Julan Kaushibael - http:///Emma/Kateri.htm