Winterlyn Dow
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Joined 02-22-14, id: 5547178, Profile Updated: 10-14-17
Author has written 9 stories for Revenants, Amy Plum, A song of Ice and Fire, and Star Wars.

"Winterlyn Dow" is a nod to some of the more important people in my life.

I've always loved to write, since I was old enough to hold a pencil.

I read almost every genre of writing in existence and enjoy a wide range of books, from fantasy (George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series, The Lord of the Rings) , to classics (Anna Karenina, The Count of Monte Cristo, and Jayne Eyre are among my favorites), to comedy (Christopher Moore, Douglas Adams), to YA (Brenna Yavanoff, Laini Taylor, Kami Garcia/Margaret Stohl, etc), to mysteries and sci-fi (China Mieville, Agatha Christie), to twisted fairy tales and Narnia and everything in between.

I enjoy constructive criticism, fawning adoration, and unbridled worship. Oh, and cake. I really, really enjoy cake. (Update: ignore this part--I no longer enjoy cake as I have been low-carbing for the past 9 months. Well, there is this awesome Kentucky butter cake made with almond and coconut flour that is quite good. But that's it!) I do not enjoy the extreme cold, scratchy fabric, or any musical act that relies heavily on lip-synching or twerking. Also, Bama. I'm particularly offended by the Crimson Tide.

I consider cute internet cat videos a guilty pleasure and handwritten letters to friends a lost art in which I still indulge (though less than I should).

I am a rabid college football fan, particularly the SEC, and particularly LSU. Geaux, Tigers! That means that my writing slows down significantly during football season, unless LSU has a bye. #derriusguice4heisman

I have completed a story about two of my favorite A Song of Ice and Fire characters, Arya Stark and Jaqen H'ghar. It started out as a means of just providing an opportunity for Arya to be a badass and Jaqen to be awesome while waiting for GRRM to finish the next installment in the series. As time went on, though, an actual story with a sort of plot bubbled up and after awhile, the whole idea grew into a possible trilogy. Part 1 (The Assassin's Apprentice) details Arya's Faceless training and is set entirely in Braavos. Part 2 (The Grey Daughter) will take Arya to Westeros. Part 3 (title redacted, as it is a spoiler) will likely span two continents. I realize that there are literally thousands of different takes on this idea (it's easy for a lot of fan fiction writers to draw similar conclusions, I guess, since we all started from the same place), but this is my take, and it includes Jaqen being awesome (because there is a woeful lack of Jaqen H'ghar awesomeness in the fanfiction world). Also (spoiler alert), my story has man-eating eels, so there's that...

I have boards on Pinterest for most of my stories.You can find them by searching for Winterlyn Dow on Pinterest.

I'm on AO3 as Winterlyn_Dow, Pinterest as Winterlyn Dow, and tumblr as winterlyndow (my tumblr is super-lame, just a way to collect stuff that relates to my fanfic in one spot).

8/24/14 And now, The Assassin's Apprentice has *fan art*! I know! It's so thrilling! Pandorica 11 posted a really lovely drawing depicting the reunion in chapter 49 of the two most awesome and badass characters in ASoIaF. Check it out by going to deviantart and searching for The-Assassin-s-Apprentice-Fanart (since FFN no longer allows links in profiles, apparently).

12/7/14 The handsome man is awesome. Don't believe me? Just ask him. He'll tell you all about it. He has decided that he would like his own ASoIaF story. I told him not to be ridiculous. We finally compromised and he'll have a small companion piece that details some of the events of The Assassin's Apprentice through his eyes. It's called Morpheum. Check it out. If you don't, the handsome man will probably harangue you endlessly. The guy is persistent--trust me.

6/12/15 A lovely reader who goes by queveras on AO3 made a couple of graphics for the story. They are really cool. Check them out under her tumblr profile, fallenineveryway (I previously had them linked, but it seems FFN no longer tolerates links in profiles)

10/21/15 The Grey Daughter begins! Chapter 1 is up on FFN and AO3. Updating speed will be... variable (depending on inspiration and the cooperation of "real life"). I have a Pinterest board for this story as well and plan to add to it as I write the story.

11/11/15 For those who may be wondering at my tortoise-like posting pace, I wanted to let you know that I am splitting my little bit of free time between The Grey Daughter, Morpheum, the Girl Too Long/Man Too Long one-shots, and researching/writing something original which I hope turns into a novel. I'm committed to completing The Grey Daughter, but I imagine it won't happen quite as fast as The Assassin's Apprentice did simply due to the multitude of things I am trying to tackle and the limited amount of time I have to do it on a daily basis thanks to the bane of all of our existences, "Real Life."

4/4/16 I am doing the final edit on ch 5 of TGD so it should be posted soon. I have updated my Pinterest board for the story and for those who choose not to check out Pinterest, just know this: the part of Lord Tytos Blackwood is being played by the *superb* Jeremy Irons. Can't you just hear that voice in your head? No? Just me? Okay, then...

6/28/16 I completed a small one-shot in the Star Wars universe and it helped knock the cobwebs off. I found my inspiration for the next chapter of TGD and shall be proceeding with it shortly!

10/14/17 I'm making good progress on ch 15 of TGD. I can't believe I started this story nearly two years ago (by comparison, I wrote TAA in 9 months). I thank you for your patience!

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Smoke and Ash by Icy Mike Molson reviews
He only came back for a handmaid. But somehow, he ended up with a princess. Now half the realm is searching for him and his new, somewhat unwanted ward... an AU where Robert's victory is not quite as complete over the Targaryens.
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 47 - Words: 105,630 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 143 - Updated: 9/1 - Published: 3/2/2014 - Oberyn M., Jon A., Rhaenys T.
You were a shelter by scarxtardis reviews
When a visitor from Highgarden comes to the Eyrie, Alayne Stone realises doesn't have to hide anymore. She was trapped, and he has freed her. Post ADWD.
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 24,258 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 187 - Updated: 3/30 - Published: 3/7/2014 - Petyr B./Littlefinger, Sansa S., Robert A., Willas T.
Grey, white silver, snow by Naysa reviews
If you love me, won't you let me know?
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 15,822 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 3/6 - Published: 7/22/2015 - [Jon S., Arya S.] - Complete
Forget Them All by JinxedSydney reviews
"Forget them, Wendy. Forget them all." The memory of his voice in her ear bowed her chin to her chest. Her fingers flexed on the window casing.
Peter Pan - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 18,620 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 10/28/2016 - Published: 12/27/2015 - Peter P., Wendy D. - Complete
The Apprentice's Assassin by JinxedSydney reviews
Arya set the knife down, splaying her fingers onto the granite countertops until they stopped shaking.
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 790 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/21/2015 - Arya S., Gendry, Jaqen H. - Complete
The Red and the White by ceolwen reviews
Ned Stark's death leaves his family broken by grief and despair. Arya Stark, an aspiring photographer, attempts to rebuild her life by interning with a reclusive photographer famous for his images of war and destruction. AU: tremendously so.
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 42 - Words: 91,821 - Reviews: 476 - Favs: 298 - Follows: 403 - Updated: 6/24/2015 - Published: 6/17/2012 - Arya S., Jaqen H.
I Became the Daughter and the Son by GilraenDernhelm reviews
A brand new Arya/Jaime AU, separate from 'Be the Lightning in Me,' and an apology to readers offended/pissed off by the ending of 'Field of Fire.' Jaime escapes the Starks and rejoins Lord Tywin, who has been amusing himself at Harrenhal for the past four years. There, he meets Father's cupbearer, a girl who would like nothing better than to stick a knife in his back.
Game of Thrones - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 60 - Words: 141,097 - Reviews: 498 - Favs: 676 - Follows: 466 - Updated: 11/3/2013 - Published: 8/1/2013 - [Arya S., Jaime L.] - Complete
Advent by Subtilior reviews
One December when he is young, Toby gets a present in the mail. The next year he gets another. Then Sarah puts a stop to the gifts - and though Toby doesn't realize it, their lives will be changed ...
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 27,525 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 12/31/2010 - Published: 12/15/2010 - Complete
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The Grey Daughter reviews
Arya Stark, former assassin-in-training and current exile from a mysterious order, nurses a broken heart and some serious grudges as she makes her way across Westeros, seeking revenge on those who have taken what is most precious to her. Will she find peace in a land caught up in war, or will mysterious forces succeed in shaping her destiny, and with it, the destiny of Westeros?
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 164,812 - Reviews: 258 - Favs: 310 - Follows: 374 - Updated: 9/17 - Published: 10/21/2015 - Arya S., Gendry, Jaqen H., Nymeria
The Irresistible Seduction of the Light reviews
Arya Stark has returned home to New Orleans for her summer break after spending the year away at college. There is one person in particular with whom she has been anxious to reunite. Part 4 in the series: Need in the City That Care Forgot.
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,554 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/23/2016 - Arya S., Jaqen H., Edric D. - Complete
All That You Can't Leave Behind reviews
This one-shot is simply a deeper look into Kylo Ren's mindset during the two scenes in the movie where he interrogates Rey (or, more precisely, what I imagine he was thinking and feeling as he tried to get the map to Skywalker out of her head).
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,068 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/28/2016 - Rey, Kylo Ren/Ben Solo - Complete
A Friend Too Long Left Wanting More reviews
Sometimes friends can become more to one another, and sometimes it's just not meant to be. Part 3 in the series "Need In the City That Care Forgot." Gendry's POV during the same time frame as the other two pieces. New Orleans modern AU with angst, bros, and Halo. Rated T but has a small amount of naughty language in in.
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,316 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 10 - Published: 11/26/2015 - Arya S., Jon S., Gendry, Jaqen H. - Complete
Morpheum reviews
The handsome man has his own version of events. He thinks you should know. A small companion piece to my longer ASoIaF story, "The Assassin's Apprentice", that will give some insight into what is going on in the head of the man who is arguably the *most* handsome assassin in all of Braavos. [Arya S/Handsome Man-sort of]
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,171 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 10/27/2015 - Published: 12/4/2014 - Arya S., Jaqen H.
The Assassin's Apprentice reviews
Arya Stark has the potential to become great within her order, if only she can let go of the past. Some things are easier said than done. Jaqen H'ghar is her most trusted mentor. Will his guidance help her leave her hurts behind and rise through the ranks or will he steer her down a path of self-discovery? Part 1 of The Assassins Trilogy.
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 61 - Words: 440,286 - Reviews: 808 - Favs: 593 - Follows: 447 - Updated: 10/18/2015 - Published: 3/16/2014 - Arya S., Gendry, Jaqen H. - Complete
A Man Too Long Without the Light reviews
When a new neighbor moves in next door to the Stark family, he develops an unusual relationship with the youngest of the Stark girls. Modern AU, New Orleans, some Arya x Gendry, hints of future Arya x Jaqen (well, maybe more than hints). Mysterious behavior, smoking relapses, dubious use of German phrases. Part 2 in the series: Need in the City That Care Forgot
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 20,226 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 28 - Published: 5/25/2015 - Arya S., Jon S., Gendry, Jaqen H. - Complete
A Girl Too Long Away From Home reviews
Most girls outgrow their childhood crush. Some girls don't. One-shot, Modern AU, New Orleans, college!Arya, mostly Jaqen x Arya with a mention of Aegon x Arya. Part 1 of the series: Need in the City that Care Forgot
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,429 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 27 - Published: 5/12/2015 - Arya S., Jaqen H., Syrio F., Aegon VI - Complete
Live For Me reviews
Chapters and events from "If I Should Die" imagined from Jules' POV. Cover image is how I picture Jules.
Revenants, Amy Plum - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,266 - Reviews: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/13/2014 - Published: 2/23/2014 - Kate, Vincent, Jules