Author has written 8 stories for Teen Titans, Degrassi, Harry Potter, Frankenstein, and Avengers.
I haven’t posted anything to this site in a few years, so the chances that anyone will ever read this are slim-to-none. But what can I say: it’s 3:30 am and I can’t sleep, so why not update my profile? Anyway, here goes.
Hi, I’m HeyI’mTalkingtoYou, a generally well-adjusted 21-year-old with a weakness for sidekicks, guacamole, and all things bromance. I read too much fanfiction, and I don’t write enough, but I’m trying to fix that balance. I have a few plot bunnies that refuse to let me sleep at night (and that I am currently avoiding by typing this up), so they may perhaps get published. At some point. Don’t get your hopes up, esteemed readers.
In the meantime, I’m also a beta reader (and a halfway decent one, I hope.), so if you need a second eye, I’d be happy to assist. I may not write too much, but I do pride myself in being a pretty attentive reader, so pop me a message if you’d like.
As for my stories, I recently reread them, and I’ll just say now, most of them are not worth the time. Seriously, some of these are cringe-inducingly bad. But some of these were written when I was 13, so I try to cut myself some slack. If you’re still reading this (and I sincerely doubt you are, as this is turning into a bit of a rambling journey through the state of my psyche at 4 am) (and it’s not nearly as rambling as it could be—be glad I just deleted the nonsensical treatise on “The Virtues of Fanfiction, or Why George RR Martin is a Dunderhead for Hating it”), here’s a little summary of my opinion of my stories, in chronological order:
Ah, Lonesome Stranger. Such a fun, melodramatic first outing. The narration sounds nothing like Cyborg, and the end is so emo I could gag, but you had fun moments. Like when BB tickles Raven and she almost destroys the living room. Good times.
Only Through Understanding:
Should be called “Only Through Melodrama,” and the heavy-handed dialogue makes its first appearance. Nonetheless, I liked the concept, even if it was incredibly naïve of me to think something like this could ever happen.
Breaking the Ice
Do you ever read something you wrote, and you honestly can’t believe you produced something that good? I don’t mean to sound conceited (but let’s be honest, even if I did, no one’s around to read it), but I really like this story. Sure, I went a little overboard with the similes, but I feel like this is the first story where I actually got the characterization right.
A Very Short-Lived Romance
Oh my goodness, the dialogue in this is so very anachronistic and teenage-girlish. But I make myself giggle anyway, if only at the very end.
Grieving in Earnest:
And again with the heavy-handedness. I've always been rather attached to minor characters, so I did this as an assignment for my English class freshman year of high school. I think we were supposed to write an alternate ending to Frankenstein or something... anyway, this is what I came up with. Earnest is rather...overearnest, but it was fun to write as if I were Victorian.
Of Flumes and Quigs and Luna Lovegood:
It had a good thing going for it, but it’s oh-so-dead now, because I am a lazy bum. It taught me that having a plan for the whole story when you start it is a good idea, and having it all at least outlined, if not written, is an even better one. This story is why you’ll probably never see the long-form I’m working on right now: because I won’t post it until I’ve finished the whole thing, but I will never finish the whole thing because, as stated above, I am a lazy bum.
Like Your Father:
Good until the last line. I just couldn’t resist the heavy-handedness for one whole story. Also I suck at conclusions. Maybe I should hire someone to finish my stories…
Future Projects (that may or may not ever turn up on this website):
I’m working on two projects right now. The first is my take on the oft-tackled “how Hawkeye got Black Widow to join SHIELD” prompt. It was inspired by watching the Avengers, the Bourne trilogy, and the MI movies for the first time in the span of a week. I’m a college kid who just got out for the summer. I have a lot of time on my hands.
The second project is a story that’s been stampeding around my brain, knocking over valuables for the past few years. It’s my take on the “Ron is bitten by a werewolf” story. Inspired partly by SolsticeMuse’s more kindly characterization of Ron, and partly by Vera Rozalsky’s amazing take on the politics of the Wizarding World, it goes AU the summer after 3rd year and explores the way Ron’s lycanthropy affects his family, his friends, the greater werewolf community, and later, all of Wizarding Britain. It’s a bit ambitious, but I have the first 20 chapters mapped out scene-by-scene, so I might actually have a hope of finishing this one.
Original Works You Should Get Behind (because, as long as I’m awake, I may as well keep writing):
Harry Potter: because duh.
Supernatural: OMG so many feels. There are flaws with this show, but I love my boys so much anyway, because they, more than almost any other story, keep me thinking about them, feeling for them, wanting to pushing through the boundaries of their world and give them a hug. I just want them to be happy, even though I know that’ll never happen. (I may be the only person in the fandom that was unhappy that a Season 8 was announced, because that means that there’s going to be more drama and unhappiness and pain for the boys before they finally ride into the sunset). Also I have such a weakness for the Dean/Castiel bromance. Romance. Friendship. Whatever it is.
Breaking Bad: Because it’s seriously the best show I’ve ever watched. I love my Winchester boys, but the cinematography and the writing on BB is just so so so good. And Jesse! I just finished binge-watching the third season, and I really should not feel so attached to this burnout drug dealer who talks like a wannabe gangsta. But I do. I love him so much. Also Skyler is the bomb.
Sherlock: Because of the bromance. Soooo much bromance. I wish I were a dude, so I could have a bromance. Also I love how intelligent the mysteries are (I know, no duh, Arthur Conan Doyle)—I only see about a third of the plot points coming, which is a low percentage for me.
Hunger Games: I’m one of the few who actually liked the last book. I thought the bleakness and brutalness of the whole thing really encompassed the hopelessness of the war, and the powerlessness that Katniss felt. It wasn’t uplifting. But I don’t know if it was supposed to be, really. It was true to the characters, though, at least in my opinion. And that’s what mattered to me.
A Song of Ice and Fire: I thought this story was going to be boring. And then Jaime through Bran off a roof. And then I devoured all five books in 2 weeks, at the expense of near everything else. The only time I stopped reading was the Red Wedding, when I threw my book against the wall and punched the couch and cried, “no, no, no, no,” for literally twenty minutes. My concerned, wonderfully tolerant roommate offered me a cookie. And I ate it and cried some more. Then I pulled myself together and read the next 2 and a half books.
I could write a whole thesis on the approach to war in these books, but as much as I love to ramble, I probably should not go off on that much of a tangent.
Firefly: Because Kaylee is the best character ever created. And Simon, bless his big mouth. And Wash and Zoe are just the best relationship on TV ever. I feel bad for not watching this when it aired (and kind of feel like if I had, it wouldn’t have been cancelled, even if that sounds ridiculous), but I’m making up for it now by buying the DVD, I hope.
Fanfiction that just blows my mind (In other words, the favorites of my favorites. Because it’s 4:30 and I’ve got all the time in the world.):
As far as reading stories goes, recently I've gotten pretty interested in AU stories. I just love to see what happens to characters when their lives are taken in a completely different direction. I also love character sketches of more minor characters. As for specific stories:
Anything by Min Daae. She is amazing.
Brothers in Arms: because Zuko/Sokka bonding stories are the absolute best.
Aftermath Before the Funeral: Because this makes me cry every time I read it.
Common Stories: Because this is the most real, most original, least melodramatic version of the “The Prank” prompt I’ve ever read.
Anything by cupid-painted-blind, really.
Amends, or Truth and Reconciliation: Because this story not only inspire my own renewed look at the HP-verse, it also expanded my vocabulary so much.
On a Train, Switching Tracks: Because Ron and Malfoy working together is a thing to behold.
Platform i: Because this is the most heartbreaking Remus-post-Halloween-1981 story I’ve ever read.
Sisyphus: Because it’s awesome, and inventive, and also downright chilling.
Six Foot of Ginger Idiot: Because Pinky Brown absolutely NAILS Ron’s voice.
The Track of a Storm: Because although it lags a bit in the third act, it really is a great ride, and one I never get tired of rereading.
What Matters: Because just read it. It’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
End of the Line: Funny, sad, touching. It’s got it all.
Moral Danger: Never finished, but it’s just a frickin’ awesome look at Richie and his world.
Supernatural (and Supernatural crossovers):
Winchester Marines: because this is so very creative, and Ben deserves a happy ending.
Angels High, Demons Wild: Because Good Omens plus Supernatural=amazing. Just. Seriously. Read it.
Do You Believe in Magic: Because that’s totally how it would happen.
Angels We Have Heard: Actually, this whole trio of stories by 1shot is amazing. It’s bittersweet, to the point, and just plain beautiful.
Conversational: Chilling. Absolutely nails the silky evil that is Lucifer.
Hope won’t hide the loss: Because Cam is an amazing OC, and this is the best-written outside POV story I’ve ever read.
Incredulity: Because I’ve read this one six times and it still gives me goose-bumps. I love circular stories.
Highway to Hell, Michigan: Because it nails the scariness of the Supernatural verse and the silliness of the Zombieland one.
Tangled Web: Because everything the show lacks in characterization, this makes up for it.
I, HeyI'mTalkingToYou, do solemnly swear to review all the stories I read, regardless of the number of reviews, its age, or anything else. I have joined the review revolution.