Author has written 3 stories for Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter.
4/10/2016 @ 5:56 pm EST: Well, folks, it's been a long time...a very long time. I apologize for the long hiatus. This is just a short note to assure everyone that I am still around and am working on my stories. I've been incredibly busy for the last little while: I started a new job and earned a Masters degree. You may also have noticed that I recently changed my nom-de-plume on here: I thought it was time for a change as I've honestly never been all that fond of the name "Wake" and really only used it because I couldn't be bothered to come up with anything different. So don't freak: It's still me with a more poetic pen-name. And, for those of you wondering if I'm going to update soon, I have every intention of doing so, but real life is a bit crazy, so I'm not going to make any promises.
Your lovable, huggable authoress,
--Playing At Shadows, aka Wake
You're a brave soul, my friend, if you've ventured here...
Location: Presently, the Southeastern United States
Hobbies and Interests: CERAMICS :); drawing, painting--anything dealing with the visual arts really; reading; writing; messing with my laptop; hanging with the crew; working out; and napping (I've only recently realized just how much of my time this particular activity takes up)
Favorite Music: I have a rather ecclectic musical interest really. It varies, but for the most part it's classic and alternative rock. Classical and folk's cool, as is some country music. I also have a strange attraction to motion picture soundtracks--The Lord of the Rings, Kingdom of Heaven, The Last Samurai, and The House of Flying Daggers' scores are quite conductive to writing, I've found. Some of my favorite artists are: The Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox Twenty, The Beatles, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Dave Matthews, Gavin DeGraw, John Mayer, Ray LaMontagne, Florence the Machine, The Black Keys, Ellie Goulding, and many, many others.
Favorite Books: Pretty much anything fantasy-related: Tolkien, in particular (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings =), The Silmarillion); Harry Potter; The Chronicles of Narnia; A Song of Ice and Fire; The Hunger Games trilogy; The Legend of the Five Rings; The Dark Elf Trilogy; Memiors of a Geisha; and a plethora of others. Oh, and Shakespeare...you can't beat Shakespeare.
Favorite TV Shows: Bones; Dr. Who; Avatar: the Last Airbender; CSI: Miami and New york; NCIS...Honestly, I'll watch pretty much whatever's on. And I'm fascinated with cooking shows...
Dislikes: Mathematics of any nature, shape, or form; people who are nice to you to your face and then talk about you like a dog behind your back; fanfics riddled with grammatical and/or spelling errors--granted those things somtimes occur, but when it's obvious that an author has blatantly disregarded the proof-reading process, then it's just irritating--and cold weather. Oh, and it drives me absolutely crazy when people use the incorrect forms of words (i.e. "their" for "there" and vise versa) or incorrect words in context such as with "amused" and "bemused." Really, people, "amused" implies that someone finds humor in something or that something is funny. "Bemused" is simply another word for "confused" or "bewildered." Big difference there.
General Info...though I doubt you guys really care:
For the most part, I'm your run-of-the-mill twenty-something. I graduated from undergrad in 2005 with BA degrees in Studio Art and Art History and completed a MA in Counseling in 2015. I usually spend my free time drawing, painting, reading, writing, or messing with my computer, which has a tendency to be a pain in the backside. I discovered fanfiction several years ago--I was in junior high-and I've developed quite a fascination with it. I started out with anime; the first fic I ever wrote was entitled "Walk Two Worlds" and was in the Dragonball Z fandom. I must say my tastes have changed dramatically since those days. I'm currently really into The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Harry Potter, but that is not to say I don't occasionally stray into other fandoms.
A Road Less Traveled--a Lord of the Rings fiction (in progress). This thing is my baby. :)
The Fine Line Between--a Harry Potter fiction featuring the Hermione/Snape pairing (in progress)--post DH and epilogue completely disregarded--*On Indefinite Hiatus*
I would venture to say that anyone who attempts to keep up with my stories has likely already figured out that I am slow to update...very slow. I apologize in advance.
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio/Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
--Act I, Scene V from William Shakespeare's Hamlet