Author has written 60 stories for Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Song of the Lioness, Weiss Kreuz, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Gorgeous Carat, Fruits Basket, Glee, Good Omens, and Young Wizards.
Salutations, presumably-nerdy humanoid! My middle name is actually Minerva, though Evenstar is from Lord of the Rings. I’ll sum myself up in a few sentences for you: I am a queer Virgo whose passion is reading and writing excessive amounts of fantasy stories while listening to music in order to brighten my daily drudgery. On the rare occasions when I have extra funds, they typically go towards eating at exotic restaurants with friends, as I love tasting new foods, or expanding my costume-filled wardrobe. Feel free to send me a message if you ever want to geek-out over literature! However, I must warn you that I am very busy working two jobs in order to pay for the living expenses of myself and two feline companions, thus I may not get back to you right away.
Non-fantasy works I cherish are:
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Luna by Julie Peters
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (I like some of her, but this is my fave.)
The poets I enjoy most are Emily Dickinson, Longfellow, and Shakespeare.
I read and review a few fics (if I can locate them) about each of my favourite fantasies, which are:
The Hobbit by John Ronald Raoul Tolkien - No offense to the LotR trilogy, but I like this better because it drag in places the way LotR does. My fave chapter is Riddles in the Dark.
Inheritance Cycle (a.k.a. Eragon) by Christopher Paolini - True, Paolini "borrows" elements of other fantasies, but tis still amazing. Brom is the best!
Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith - I kept literally screaming for Meliera to get with Vidanric whilst I read the book and was SOOO estatic when they finally did! Although, I must admit that the ending was random. I mean, seriously, A TREE?
Gaurdians of Time by Marianne Curley - How is it that more people do not know about this series? It ranks up there with Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl! Ethan is my favourite character closely followed by Arkarian. With blue hair and purple eyes, I think Arkarian looks like an anime character!
Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud - Bartimaeus' sarcastic wit is great any day of the week! It's brilliant that none of the "heroes" are even close to being perfect...Except perhaps Ptolemy, whom I admire, but he's been dead for thousands of years.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan - Staying true to the tragic and/or twisted myths of Ancient Greek, and managing to seamlessly blend them into our modern world while making them hilarious is nothing short of brilliant.
Young Wizards by Diane Duane - Tis cool how magic is described as more of a science than in most fantasies. Am I the only person that believes Dairine would be a good match for teenage Snape? Just a question!
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - Hmm, I could go on and on about this one! For now, I'll simply say that I never for one second doubted Snape's benevolence, and that my personality is an EXACT mixture of Hermione's and Luna's.
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman - Gosh, tis so original and amazing! I like Will best. Consequently, the second installment is my favourite since in centres around him.
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke - Scipio and Prosper are awesome, though, I don't usually enjoy fans' stories about this work.
Death Gate Cycle by Weis and Hickman - I love this series so very much, but I don't have anything specific to add since I don't have one fave book or character from it.
The Adept by Kurtz and Harris - I've never met anyone online or in person that has read this. The main character, Adam, is a bit too perfect, but the co-star, Peregrine, is one of the most wonderful characters EVER!
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer - I could go on about this one also. Tis safest to simply say that the sense of humour remind me of Lemony Snicket and Artemis was the first fictional character I ever had romantic feelings for (How could I resist that brain?) when I read it as a youngster.
Children of the Red King by Jenny Nimmo - This is akin to a lighter version of Harry Potter. They even have a school separated into 'houses' that's patrolled by Prefects. I wish I had an uncle like Paton. The kids Fido, Liv, and Billy are so cute!
'Wolf' series by Jane Lindskold - I swear, this author is a magician at characterisation! Derian and Blind Seer deserve shrines.
Midnight Predator by Amelia Atwater Rhodes - Her Kiesha'Ra quintet is good too, but the concept of vampires having human slaves fascinates me.
Merry Gentry by Laurel K. Hamilton - The books are good if you like suspense and sex. Rhys, Galen, Doyle, Barinthus, and Usna are (in that order) my top five faves.
Warriors by Erin Hunter - I love how the cats have their own gods in Star Clan. I speculate that all animals, including humans, believe that their species is The Chosen One that the gods are most concerned about.
Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb - Very unique method of transport! I love Winntrow because how he is in the beginning of the series reminds me of myself as a child.
Sabriel by Garth Nix - The other two books in that trilogy were not as good because I wanted to thrash Lireal for her pathetic and infuriating self-pity. Mogget is my favourite character!
Alyanne Couplet by Tamora Pierce - I like her Song of the Lioness quartet too, but at least in THIS one of her works the heroine winds up with the right man...er, crow!
Song of Ice and Fire by George Martin - There's so much conspiracy and intrigue that I'm always interested. It has some of the most unique magic I've seen; the Red Priestess is terrifying! Tyrion, Dany, and Jon are the characters I like the most.
Black Magicians Trilogy by Trudi Caravan – It’s wonderful to see a fantasy series where one of the main characters is gay and the fact that he’s gay is important to the plot; he could lose his job if he’s discovered, which would be detrimental to the other main characters. I also cried at the end at the death of one of the characters, though at not at the death most of the fans wept at.
Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan - The fast-paced, funny books always have a great twist at the end. I appreciate that they aren't predictable.
Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare - I'd like it for just its comedy and action, but the fact that it has great development of characters of different sexual orientations as well as people dancing around the 'taboo' of incest make me LOVE it! Simon - nerdy, self-respecting, Jewish vampire – is the figure I hold in highest esteem and his friendship with Clary is beatific, though the romantic relationship I like most is Magnus and Alec.
Good Omens by Gaiman and Pratchett - A comedy about the apocalypse which manages to make acute observations about society, theocracy, and human behavior without being preachy.
As far as anime/manga goes, I like the following:
Black Blood Brothers
Howl's Moving Castle
Le Chevelier D'eon
FullMetal Alchemist (and FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
Legend of the Shrine Maiden (Kannazuki no Miko)
Descendants of Darkness (Yami no Matsuei)
Gorgeous Carat: Virtue of Darkness
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
I only bother to specify my ships for a genre if I have written, or intend to write, a fic for it. It only seems fair, you know?
In Harry Potter I ship:
James/Lily - I favour the Marauders' era over Harry's. Who doesn't adore a love/hate relationship full of banter in a magical world at war? Since we know Lily disliked James for years, I enjoy perusing the various theories of why she changed her mind.
Hermione/Draco - In the books I knew from GoF that Hermione would end up with Ron, but I prefer fan fictions where she is with Draco because I dislike Ron; I think he is funny, but terribly shallow. Draco on the other hand...Well, an ambitious, rich boy belongs with a stubborn genius because they both have elegant taste and can put each other in their place.
AlbusSeverus/Scorpius - Since the epilogue of DH, I wanted the boys to be Slytherin besties that eventually become lovers, ergo I was pleased once Cursed Child essentially confirmed this. Sure, Scorpius was a bit less proper in it than in my head-cannon (You can see the publication date of my New Gen fics predate CC.), but I was happy with his dorky characterization. In fact, the heavily-implied pairing was one of the only things decent about the dreadful play that elected to give Voldemort offspring and crap all over the Potterverse's rules of time travel.
Remus/Sirius - Wolfstar Puppy Love is my OTP! Remus is only with Tonks in the novels after Sirius' death because she can alter her appearance to look like Sirius. Haha! You might have noticed most of my works are about the puppies. In fact, maybe they're the reason you came to my profile? In case they are, I'll write a few more details. I believe that they have a versatile relationship, meaning that they take turns being on top! Having said that, I prefer to read fics where Sirius is the dominant one due to the fact that most (not all, just most) writers cannot write a dominant Remus without making him act out of character. Another preference of mine is to read about them when they are in school rather than as adults because they're more fun for me to read and write. By the time they're adults they've suffered so much that I can't make the tale as light-hearted as I'd like. I'm a cheerful person, thus I adore comedies, and tend to avoid angst. Besides, I am very fond of James, and can't include him in the work if he's dead! Sometimes if it's Alternate Universe, James isn't in it either, though I find the majority of AUs to be very interesting and encourage people to be creative and write them. An over-used thing I love? Remus' chocolate obsession! An over-used thing I hate? Spelling the nickname "Mooney." Don't people READ the books?
In Young Wizards I ship:
Nita/Kit -They are simply meant to be and I wish Ms. Duane would hurry up and make them a couple in the books!
In Weiss Kreuz I ship:
Nagi/Omi - They are my favourite characters because they are immensely intelligent and adorable; therefore I naturally enjoy fics centred around them. With Nagi's miserable life he should have someone with an optimistic outlook to show him that there are good things in the world. Although, I would not object if someone wrote Nagi/Tot or Omi/Ken fics.
In Gorgeous Carat I ship:
Noir/Florian – Their relationship has an interesting dynamic with the master/slave thing that is more equal deep down than it seems to be on the surface…Plus, I think Florian might be my fave manga character ever!
In Soul Eater I ship:
Liz/Kid/Patty - They're a family! The girls are so close, but so different, that they can both have a relationship with Kid without feeling jealous, and he's definitely capable of 'balancing' his attention between the two of them. I like Liz/Kid by themselves, too, when I can't find a good work that includes all three of them.
In Good Omens I ship:
Aziraphale/Crowley - Fans have written stunning works that gloriously implement their dual natures and holy/diabolical powers throughout various historical time periods. Tis beautiful that they became a balanced yin-yang, not through their prolonged exposure to each other, but their prolonged exposure to humanity. I mentioned I loved banter, did I not? Gosh, this duo is hysterical!
Regarding OCs: Mind if I rant for a minute? This is something that annoys me about many fics, not merely mine: Whenever an original character is attractive, intelligent, and non-bitchy, then readers always complain. I mean, I believe that I am pretty, smart, and nice. Does that make me a Mary-Sue, too? Well, I am too bizarre to be one, but see my point? Okay, ranting over! My favourite female OC of mine is definitely Sapphire; she's in several of my fics and the sort of loyal friend I wish I had. To be fair, I DO have wonderful friends in real life, but I want her too! My best male OC is Issac from Forever Yours. He is handsome and acts perfectly polite, yet is somehow very creepy.
Regarding My C2 Community: MoonyPadfoot Forever is obviously dedicated to the best Remus/Sirius fan fictions. I have read and reviewed every single story there whether I added it myself or a staff member did. I do not LOVE all of them, though I like them and recognise there is potential in each for others to embrace them utterly.
Regarding My Tales: My fan fictions are written in many different genres and styles, so you might like some and not others. Although, if you enjoy one Remus/Sirius, you shall most likely be interested in them all. If it is a long story, you might not want to judge it on the first chapter. My faves in alphabetical order and reasons why I cherish them are as follows:
Advanced Wizardry - Most crossovers turn out badly, however, I find the interaction of the contrasting characters and melding of worlds in mine actually believable and interesting rather than ridiculous. Plus, this is one of my two fics that has many different genres all in one: action/romance/general/suspense/drama/humour. Considering that the books I based it off of have wizards, that adds the splash of supernatural and fantasy that everyone loves.
A Very Sirius Full Moon - For almost all of my tales I create the plot on my own. This is one of two where I took a pre-made incident from a series and did my interpretation of it. I have read a few fics pertaining to this incident and, not to sound arrogant, mine is a bit better than a few others because of James' reasoning for saving Snape. Plus, it was my first slash fic!
Best Friends Don't Keep Secrets From Each Other I know from experience that coming out to people one is close to is difficult, but it's also important to understand that it might be surprising for the other person to hear. In addition, it bothers me that friendships are rarely focused on in stories that include romance. (For example, James' and Sirius' friendship is often neglected in Sirius/Remus slash fics.) Because of these reasons, writing about Sirius coming out to James from James' perspective was a very fulfilling experience.
Creevey Brothers and the Violation of Copyright - Plain and simple, I laughed so hard that I wept when creating the spinoff titles I use in this.
First Kisses - None of Rowling's New Generation characters have been thoroughly developed by her, thus I had a vast amount of creative freedom while writing this. It was an enjoyable challenge to create personalities and "voices," as I wrote all of their 'first kiss' anecdotes in first person, for so many characters.
Forever Yours - My one and only you fic. In a 'you' story most readers ought to be able to feel as if they are the main character. Do you know how difficult it was for me to think like a normal teenager, and concoct a personality for the main character's friend that most adolescents have a comrade similar to? In addition, as a result of the plot, I needed to write the anecdote in a fashion that the reader would recognise what was occurring (such as Remus being a werewolf), but be able to feel as if they were the star of the fic that did not know at all. It's impossible for me not to love a tale I worked so hard on, and like Advanced Wizardry I included all genres in it.
Get One Thing Straight, I'm Not - This was my first Wolfstar chapter story and it contains the first intimate scene I ever transcribed, hence it has sentimental value. Like most of my fics, it's a comedy meant to be refreshing amidst all of the angsty and overly-gooey fluff within the world of slash.
Kittensitting - As my first Omi/Nagi it holds a special place in my heart, and I like its plot better than my other Weiss fics.
Legacy of the Marauders - It is insanely fun to write whenever I get struck by inspiration. I love it when I laugh hysterically and my hand shakes with mirth as I attempt to hold my pen steady to scribe with. Yet if I'm not inspired and I force myself to come up with jokes and randomness it is extremely tedious. In spite of the rare struggle, I deem a select few chapters of this fic the funniest things I have ever envisioned.
Remus Lupin and the Day of Servitude - Usually, I tend to focus on the dialogue because I love dialogue, but with this I put a vast amount of effort into the details. More of "me" has gone into this story than any other because Remus' anxiety reflects my own; that's why I elaborate on it so much.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. & It matters not what someone is born but what they grow to be! J. K. Rowling (Dumbledore)
If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything. & The biggest mistake you can make is worrying you will make one. unknown
Do not walk in front of me, I may not follow. Do not walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. Albert Camus
Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death and judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. Gandalf (Tolkien)
The greatest ignorance is to reject something you known nothing about. & Don't judge those who try and fail. Judge only those who fail to try. & Don't wait for your ship to come in. Row out to meet it. H. Jackson Brown
When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly. Patrick Overton
The bird that would soar above the level of plain tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings, bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth. Kate Chopin
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Mark Twain
We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own. Ben Sweetland
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Elanor Roosevelt
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr.
To rid ourselves of shadows we must step into either total light or total darkness. Jeremy Preston Johnson
Stand up for what is right even if you're standing alone. anonymous
If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeam - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. Robert Southey
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Nelson Henderson
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Norman MacEwan
Don't be afraid to take big steps. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. David Lloyd George
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr.Suess
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy
Be the change you want to see in the world. Ghandi
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands. Ernest Gaines
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