Author has written 61 stories for Animorphs, Slayers, Digimon, X-overs, Gundam Wing/AC, Final Fantasy VII, Escaflowne, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X-overs, Fushigi Yuugi, Diadem, Inuyasha, Anime X-overs, Ronin Warriors, Megami Kouhosei, Dragon Age, and Saint Seiya.
7/15/2015 - The Return. ...was it really November 2013 when I last updated this profile? Good lord, it was. And the last time I updated anything was January 2014. That was not *at all* what I promised in my last update, and the only thing that I have to say for myself is that Life Happens, and Time seems to fly by faster the more that Life is Happening. But! Just because life happens doesn't mean I stopped writing during that time, and in addition to working on some original projects, I've also been slowly but steadily developing the next chapters (and beyond) for my primary stories. The past year and a half has seen a lot of inspiration for both Dragon Age and Saint Seiya, and I cannot *wait* to sink my teeth into the fandoms again. I won't promise steady updates for awhile, though this is a goal, but updates there shall be! :burns with the fires of determination: I don't know how many of my old readers are still prowling the site, but I look forward to welcoming some new readers, too. . I'll continue to be focusing on my primary fandoms, though recently a new obsession has been slowly creeping into my life, so...we'll see. :D
I'm a 30-year-old aspiring author who, sadly, also has to hold down a day job so that I can actually put some money in my bank account while I slave away over several original writing projects. This leaves me with little free time, but in that time I like to turn my focus to such things as reading, obsessing over anime and video games, honing my meager art skills, and writing fanfiction!
I took a five year hiatus from 2006-2011 to focus on my original works, but thanks to Dragon Age I've found myself bitten by the fanfiction bug once more. When you have a fanfiction plot that nags you so badly you find that you're accidentally writing Zevran and Anders into your novels, the most logical solution is to give them their own personal outlet. And since I can never do anything simple, I decided the best way to do this was with a multi-fic epic that I have entitled Arcanum. I've got a couple of unrelated DA one-shots in the works, too, but I make no guarantees on when those will get get released.
I've also begun to complete fanart projects for Arcanum, the first of which has been posted on my DeviantArt account - my name there is also Aynslesa. And if anyone else is interested in doing fanart *for* my story, drop me a line. Update: This project is currently suspended due to barely having enough time to write, let alone draw. However, the interest in procuring fanart for any of my stories still remains strong.
After a long, long debate with myself, I have also decided to start posting my Saint Seiya one-shots on Fanfiction.net as well. I was hesitant to start because 1) despite being thoroughly obsessed with the show (as any of my friends will tell you), I've only been a fan of the series for a few years, and 2) because I feared that diving into another fandom might impact my Dragon Age fanfiction. However, thanks to the current revival of the series in the form of Saint Seiya Omega, my obsession cup has been filled to capacity and is now overflowing, and I find I need an outlet. The first one-shot I've posted is Night Solace, a Shun/Hyoga post-Hades story that won Grand Prize at the 2011 Anime North Fanfiction Contest, but I hope to get some other one-shots up within the next few weeks. Expect lots of Gold Saints. I love the Gold Saints.
As for my previous stories that were in the works before my hiatus - sadly, I will likely not be returning to those. Not only are they so old that at this point I don't even remember what their plots were, but my writing style has changed so much over the years that I would have to give each of them a major rewrite before I could possibly proceed. I've opted instead to focus on my energies on my new project, and leave the previous ones preserved in their current states. I won't be removing them - I just won't be updating them.
Hmm, anything else - ah, yes. A couple of years back, my best friend SSJSky and I released a co-written epic for The Sisters Grimm book series, and that can be found over on our joint profile Ayns and Sky.
I appreciate reviews - praise boosts my ego, and constructive criticism hones my skills. Both are very good for motivation. One thing I've learned over the years - there is *always* room for improvement!
Thanks for taking the time to check out my stories, and happy reading! .
Book 1: Fatum - Yllia Surana thought that when she left the Circle of Magi she'd finally be free to live her own life. But when the elven mage finds herself one of only two remaining Grey Wardens in a Blight-cursed land, she discovers that destiny may have dealt her a far crueler hand. Torn between her love for two men and their duty, she and her companions must find a way to bring down the Archdemon and save Ferelden - before they lose it all.
Meanwhile, a mage in Lothering sets out to save his family from the Blight...
Is it Fate, or chance?
Did I Ever - One-shot. A look into the thoughts of three men on the eve of the Second Battle of Kirkwall, and the love and burdens that they bear. m!Hawke/Fenris, Anders.
Forever - ongoing, intermittent updates. Post-DA2. War is coming to Thedas. With the Chantry out for his blood, and his mind slowly losing a fight with madness, Anders fears that his days are numbered - until Nathaniel Howe unexpectedly reappears in his life. Now Nathaniel must find a way to save Anders' sanity before he loses himself to Vengeance...or else face losing the mage he loves forever.
Night Solace - One-shot. In the aftermath of the war with Hades, Shun is forced to face his personal demons. Can Hyoga offer him the support that he needs to overcome them? Shun/Hyoga.
Second Chances - a series of Saint Seiya one-shots set in a post-resurrection universe. Multiple pairings, multiple ratings, contains both het and yaoi pairings. Mostly Gold Saints (because I adore them).
End of Innocence - Multi-chapter, ongoing. Every 250 years, the Goddess Athena is reborn mortal - as well as her twelve guardian stars, those destined to one day take up the mantle of the Zodiac. Now, in the 20th century, the stars have foretold of the goddess' next incarnation, and her chosen twelve now must cast aside the innocence of childhood to take up their destinies. And in the shadows, the darkness awaits...
Reminiscent - a series of Saint Seiya: Omega one-shots revolving around the thoughts and feelings of characters as they compare the past to the present.