Winterlyn Dow
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Joined 02-22-14, id: 5547178, Profile Updated: 10-21-18
Author has written 12 stories for Revenants, Amy Plum, A song of Ice and Fire, Star Wars, and Labyrinth.

"Winterlyn Dow" is a nod to some of the most important people in my life. I had nearly adopted "Evangeline Anderson" as a pen name for that same reason. Maybe if I ever write a *real* book, I will.

I've always loved to write fiction. I started in 2nd grade.

Books I loved: A Song of Ice and Fire, Lord of the Rings, Anna Karenina, The Count of Monte Cristo, Jane Eyre, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Beautiful Creatures, The City and the City, Gone With the Wind, The Book of Lost Things, Ten Little Indians, The Diviners, and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Fandoms I love: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones, Labyrinth, Star Wars, Harper's Island (weird, I know), Alice in Wonderland, the Batman universe (particularly that influenced by the Nolan Batman trilogy).

My fanfic philosophy: I'll read anything (from a fandom I'm familiar with) that is well-written. I don't care about ships, genres, length, writing style, etc. If it's good, I enjoy it. I particularly enjoy when an author is skilled enough to make me buy into a premise that I initially find far-fetched. I won't write in every fandom that interests me because I feel like I need a complete grasp of the works as a whole to write something believable (so, as much as I love The Dark Knight trilogy, there is SO MUCH to know about Batman/The Joker/R'as Al Ghul--movies, shows, decades and decades of comic books--that I don't know if I could ever understand it fully enough to do it justice). Additionally, if a source work is very well done, very tight, and has a satisfying conclusion, I'm less inspired to muck around with it (things I consider perfect or near-perfect don't cry out for fanfic IMO, so I won't bother writing it). The exception may be ASOIAF--that series lends itself to FF for a few reasons, but namely that it's an incomplete work (thus far) AND the world GRRM has built is so vast and detailed, there are tons of nooks and crannies in it to explore!

Things that interfere with my ability to write/update fics: my husband and children, my career, college football season (Geaux, Tigers! LSU! LSU!), ennui, and guilt that I should be doing something else.

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

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.

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!

1/6/18 I've completed the next in my New Orleans series of one shots (Need in the City That Care Forgot). This one is called The Undeniable Temptation of the Dark and is Jaqen's POV during their French Quarter escapade, covering the exact same time frame as The Irresistible Seduction of the Light. I need to do a final polishing of it and then I will be posting. I have created a Pinterest board for this story and it is up already (you are welcome to view it if you don't mind spoilers). Once I've posted this one shot, I'll get back to TGD.

4/7/18 I posted a chapter from a Labyrinth fic today that I've had in mind for ages but just finally started writing. I have several chapters written (unedited) but it's not quite complete yet. Once I get that out of my system, I'll be back to TGD.

8/23/18 Ch 22 of TGD is posted. I am lazily pinning things to the story's Pinterest board as I feel like it...

9/23/18 I've posted the next POV in my ASOIAF Modern AU/NOLA series, Need in the City That Care Forgot. I'm not saying it's any good, but it was super fun to write. It picks up immediately after A Friend Too Long Left Wanting More. Fair warning, it's way fluffier than I usually go, but this is me we're talking about, so there is also the requisite amount of angst. Now that it's out of my system, I'll get back to working on TGD and Morass. I have created a Pinterest board for the new piece and it's listed on my Pinterest page under the story title The Inescapable Oppression of the Gray.

10/21/18 Ch 18 of Morass is posted.

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Admit it to Everyone Else by JinxedSydney reviews
The cycle repeated, day after day: work, shower, eat, sleep. Occasionally, she repainted her nails. Ellison told her to take a vacation. Karen told him where to go. But that stupid flower pot that she couldn't throw away...
Punisher - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,788 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/31 - Published: 7/22 - Frank C./The Punisher, Karen P. - Complete
Taboo by Tek Sonay reviews
Ever since Sarah left the Labyrinth, she's dreamed about her reunion with the Goblin King. She has it all figured out: the checkpoints, the right words... But this? This is not the way it's done!
Labyrinth - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,419 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 5/12 - Published: 4/19 - Jareth, Sarah - Complete
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: 54 - Favs: 125 - Follows: 153 - Updated: 9/1/2017 - 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: 119 - Follows: 195 - Updated: 3/30/2017 - Published: 3/7/2014 - Petyr B./Littlefinger, Sansa S., Robert A., Willas T.
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: 45 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 60 - 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: 13 - 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: 482 - Favs: 307 - Follows: 412 - 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: 501 - Favs: 773 - Follows: 506 - 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: 157 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 12/31/2010 - Published: 12/15/2010 - Complete
Plan B by seghen reviews
But as Abby stood before him, terrified, vulnerable and clearly shocked and stung by his perceived treachery Henry found firsthand that even the best laid plans often go awry. AU
Harper's Island - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 36,223 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 9/15/2009 - Published: 7/27/2009 - Abby M., Henry D. - Complete
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Morass reviews
A mind faced with disparate choices can only waver between them for so long. A dedicated physician and the ruler of the Goblin realm both seek to guide Sarah through the morass of her thoughts and perceptions. Both assure her the choice is hers to make. Both say they want what is best for her. But she isn't convinced.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 18 - Words: 46,070 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 4h - Published: 4/7 - Jareth, Sarah, S. Didymus, Toby
The Inescapable Oppression of the Gray reviews
Gendry has determined that he needs to separate himself from Arya and figure out how he can be happy without her. Too bad Jon and Arya won't exactly allow him to do that. And then there's Jaqen… Part 6 in the series "Need in the City That Care Forgot," this is Gendry's POV immediately following "A Friend Too Long Left Wanting More." There is a Pinterest board for this one as well.
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,166 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 9/23 - Arya S., Jon S., Gendry, Jaqen H. - Complete
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: 22 - Words: 245,271 - Reviews: 369 - Favs: 371 - Follows: 452 - Updated: 8/23 - Published: 10/21/2015 - Arya S., Gendry, Jaqen H., Nymeria
The Undeniable Temptation of the Dark reviews
Jaqen wasn't sure what he was expecting when he offered to take Arya to the French Quarter on his motorcycle, but it certainly wasn't this. Part 5 in the series: Need in the City That Care Forgot
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,460 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/7 - Arya S., Jaqen H.
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: 7,497 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 10 - 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: 4 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - 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: 23 - 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: 58 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 77 - 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: 819 - Favs: 651 - Follows: 476 - 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: 61 - Follows: 29 - 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: 52 - Follows: 28 - 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