Author has written 22 stories for Harry Potter, How to Train Your Dragon, and Firefly.
Update, June 3, 2018.
So I’ve been trying to lower my expectations for my planned stories here. I still enjoy writing fanfiction, but I just don’t write as fast as I used to. I have a real life now, and I’m also trying to put some real effort into my original writing, and looking at what I have planned out now, it’s about 150 chapters. I know that’s a lot less than I’ve already posted, which is now over 350 chapters, but it’s still a daunting task as it stands now.
A few months ago, I marked The Mountains of the Moon as Complete—full explanation in the first chapter, but the short version is, I didn’t think I could do the idea justice. Now, I am making a second change: I am officially putting The Philosopher’s Red Herring up for adoption or co-authorship. Again, a full explanation is in the first chapter, but the reason is that I don’t have any real outline for the story, and I feel like what plans I do have don’t mesh with my writing style. Therefore, I do not expect to be writing any more updates on this story myself. If anyone wants to take it over, either wholesale or with my continued input, please PM me. I only ask that you keep it rated T and can maintain a reliable schedule.
This change is not reflective of my writing in general, but only of this story in particular, with its unique problems. Animagus at War, I Aim to Misbehave, and How to Fight a Dragon Army are all safe for the foreseeable future, and regular updates will tentatively resume on at least one of them once Lady Archimedes is completed. (I am currently in talks regarding The Wheel is Come Full Circle.) That said, as I’ve said before, I am willing to consider adopting these stories out if someone believes they can write a worthy continuation. I’m not guaranteeing that I would accept such an offer, and I would likely want a little more input into them, but I would be interested in talking.
I know this is probably a longshot, but I felt the need to put it out there for my readers. If you are interested, PM me, and we can discuss it in more depth.
I've been on the Harry Potter bandwagon since about when Goblet of Fire came out, but I wasn't inspired to take up fan fiction until I read Less Wrong's Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality and started exploring from there. (Okay, I did a little Star Trek years and years ago, but it was so bad that I don't even want to think about it.) I've been seriously working on original writing for a number of years, but I like the ready-made framework and low pressure of fan fiction as a way to write faster and improve my craft without having to worry about getting everything exactly right.
I find it fascinating how new ideas are developed and propagated through the community, from fleshing out background characters (e.g. a lot of the Slytherins) to inventing whole new branches of magic (e.g. warding). This can cut both ways, as with the overused Evil!Dumbledore, Evil!Weasleys plots, but for the most part, it's amazing how it enriches the shared world of Potter fanon. On the other hand, many of the common tropes of fan fiction are overused and poorly thought out--things like wizard's oaths, marriage laws, character bashing, and worst of all, super!Harry, so I tend to draw on these only for parody.
I try not to contradict the facts as stated in the books unless I'm specifically going AU. However, I'll use elements from the movies and from fanon liberally if they don't contradict the books, especially if they make more sense than JK Rowling's original--using Arithmancy for spellcrafting, for example. I also try not to go out of character, and I certainly try not to include anything story-breaking. On pairings, I'm pretty flexible. I care a lot more that a couple is well-written (and halfway plausible: I'm looking at you, Hermione/Snape) than about who is in it (although slash isn't my cup of tea). I will say I have a soft spot for Harry/Luna, though, and I highly recommend Arpad Hrunta's stories if you are interested in that.
I'm not British, but I write my stories with my computer set to British English. I know it's a little inconsistent, so I apologize for any linguistic mistakes. If anyone wants to write a translation of any of my stories, please PM me and inform me where you plan to post it, and please post a link back to the English version if possible.
The Arithmancer-Verse Hermione is a mathematical genius and becomes a brilliant spellcrafter. Explores Hermione's struggles with the stress of growing up and frequent brushes with death as she develops into a powerful witch. Features in-depth exploration of magic and a strong bond between Hermione and her parents. The Arithmancer is complete, covering Years 1-4, and was a nominee for the 2016 Fanatic Fanfics Multi-Fandom Awards. Lady Archimedes covers Years 5-7 and is nearly complete. Tentatively updates every weekend.
The Animagus-Verse Harry is a cat animagus who is raised by the Grangers as Hermione's brother. Features Harry with a strong support structure, Wizengamot politics, global wizarding politics, and characters acting rationally. The Accidental Animagus is complete, covering Years 1-4, and was featured on the Potter Fic Weekly podcast, in which I also gave an author interview. The World of The Accidental Animagus is an interlude showing snapshots of the larger magical world. Animagus at War is currently in 5th year with open war beginning.
I Aim to Misbehave: a Harry Potter/Firefly crossover and tribute to nonjon's Browncoat, Green Eyes. Follows after No Power in the 'Verse with Harry arriving in the Verse via magitech and searching for the lost magical community whilst evading the Alliance. Epilogue-compliant. Not actively updated, but still in progress.
How to Fight a Dragon Army: branching out a little, this is a How to Train Your Dragon story in which Hiccup winds up in the future of 1429 when the Vikings rule half of Europe with an iron fist, and he is recruited to fight a dragon-riding Joan of Arc. Not actively updated, but still in progress.
The Wheel Is Come Full Circle: post-war story in which Hermione's parents adopted a daughter in Australia who turns out to be a witch and goes to her first year at Hogwarts while Hermione is completing her seventh. Epilogue-compliant.
Thanks for reading.