Author has written 36 stories for Titanic.
I'm not great at writing about myself, but here goes...I've been reading fanfiction for about 10 years. I've written stories off and on at different times for different fandoms, but I've mostly read and written for Harry Potter, Buffy, and Titanic. Most of my stories have been Titanic stories. It was my first real "obsession" and it's the one I always go back to. All of my current stories are Titanic stories, which might seem a bit monotonous to some people, but there are just so many ways to approach these characters that even if it wasn't my favorite love story--followed closely by Wuthering Heights, what can I say I have a weakness for the epic--I would still have fun analyzing them. I know a lot of people think it's an overrated story, but there's a lot of depth there.
Or maybe I just never got over Rose being the first person I ever saw with hair like mine. Who knows?
I do enjoy and ship other pairings. Willow/Tara and Fred/Westley are my two favourite Buffy and Angel pairings. I ship Hermione/Ginny and Hermione/Draco in HP--though the H/D is really based more on Fandom!Draco than on Canon!Draco who is just not that cool. Way to disappoint JK.
Anyway, here are some other things I enjoy: "Feminist prose, Thai food, and angry girl music of the indie rock persuasion." To sum up in the words of a character from another movie I love.
In all seriousness though, I'm a fulltime college student. This fall I'm going into my junior year. It's quite a change from being a "too intelligent" (in the words of one of my teachers) habitual truant, which is what I pretty much was all through high school. Now I actually like going to classes. It's trippy.
I read voraciously. Some favourite fiction writers are: Kurt Vonnegut, Rita Mae Brown (really only her first book) Virginia Woolf, J.D. Salinger, Margaret Atwood, Dorothy Allison, Sarah Schulman, John Steinbeck, John Kennedy O'Toole, Emily Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens...and many more. I also reallu enjoy nonfiction. I read a lot of history and biographies. I'm very interested in philosophy and psychology. Feminism and feminist theory are probably my biggest loves. There's a whole story behind it, but I won't bore you all with that. If there's something anyone just really wants to know, well, all you have to do is ask.
Music also plays a huge role in my life. The best way to describe it would be to use a quote from August Rush. I didn't much care for the movie--no offense to any fans!--but there's a line that I really love. "I believe in music the way some people believe in fairy tales." It would be impossible to list all the bands/artists I love, but here are a few:
Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Sonic Youth, Bikini Kill--anything with Kathleen Hanna really, Team Dresch, Tegan and Sara, Janis Joplin, Hole, Patti Smith, The Velvet Underground, Joan Jett, Bratmobile, Sleater-Kinney, The Runaways, David Bowie, Pixies, Pearl Jam, Love Spit Love, The Psychedelic Furs, The Carpenters, Emilie Autumn, The Dresden Dolls, Buddy Holly, Ani Difranco...and on and on. It's quite an eclectic mix.
I also have a habit of naming stories after song titles or lines from songs. "Halfway to Anywhere" is from an early Evanescence song called "Anywhere"--which sounds nothing like either of their major label albums, so if you dislike those, you should give this one a listen anyway. Ever since the first time I heard it I was struck by how much it reminded me of Titanic. The line I got the title from goes "So by the morning's light/We'll be halfway to anywhere/Where love is more than just your name." I dunno...I like it.
"Happy Ending Story" is the title of a Hole song. There are two versions--that I know of. Courtney Love isn't exactly the most forthcoming when it comes to alternate takes. The original demo is very slow and quiet and unpolished. It has a very dark, desparing quality to it. The second version is much louder and harder. The despair is kind of mixed with anger in that one. The second version was the inspiration for the story. I heard it and had this vision of Rose going through absolute hell and shaking her fist at the sky when it was all over. And thus the story was born. And she will eventually get to an angry place. It's coming up.
"Diamonds and Rust" is from the Joan Baez song "Diamonds and Rust". It's about her relationship with Bob Dylan, and it's a very beautiful song if you haven't heard it. I was listening to it one night and just had a vision...
"Love Isn't Always Beautiful" from the song "Look With Your Heart". It's from Love Never Dies, also known as Phantom II. "Look with your heart/ The heart always knows/Love isn't always beautiful/Not at the start" is the verse it's from. It was the song in my head when I started the story and that line in particular kind of shaped how I saw it and how I wanted it to be.
"Beneath My Balcony" is from an Emilie Autumn song called "Juliet". I'm sure it's obvious what it's referring to.
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