Author has written 4 stories for Harry Potter, and A song of Ice and Fire.
My Patr£0n (sorry, you know how this site is with posting web addresses and so on) account (where all the best stuff will be) called The Blank Canvas and can be found at:
h t t p s : / / w w w dot patre0n dot com / theblankcanvas
Because there's occasionally mature content in my writing, you can't find it just by searching for it (site rules, I'm afraid - I did try and argue it's not actually explicit, but themes are themes, so that didn't work out!) so do use the link!
Important note on the above: I don't own the rights to any of the fanfiction I write or post, so if you just want to read the fanfiction posted on my patre0n, you don't have to pay. Ultimately, my original content, community, and everything I hope to build with the people I've met on this site and elsewhere is behind the patron barrier. All those who want to support my writing and contribute are very much appreciated and don't hesitate to get in touch in either case. And once again, just to be really clear, because copyright is a very real thing. All the fanfiction I post here, there, or anywhere, is non-profit.
You can find me on twitter at @MjBradley77, do give me a follow if you're interested, I follow back! Life's keeping me busy, but I'm slowly building and integrating everything that was previously scattered across various online communities into one place-that-cannot-be-named!
A little about me:
I've been writing since I was about 8 and I've arguably improved a little since then, though some might disagree! I despise anchovies and support AC Milan (like really bleed rossonero support).
Things I hate in any story, fanfiction or original: One-dimensional characters, predictable plot (within reason), and people who argue with me about whether using single quotes is allowed in the UK. Oh, and I almost forgot, unrealistic happily ever afters!
Things I enjoy in a story, fanfiction or original: Complicated, but elegant character portrayal and plot, clever twists, anyone else who likes single quotes for speech, visual, or dialogue heavy prose, and, of course, a certain element of darkness.
Things that are mine - or not really mine given this is fanfiction:
A Cadmean Victory - My Harry Potter piece, now complete.
A Taste of Ismenian Water - One of the my two versions of the final epilogue of A Cadmean Victory, and my preferred one for the time being, also complete, though I might write the other, very short epilogue should the mood strike. (For those who are curious the name is a reference to the story of Cadmus, the Ismenian Spring holds the water he needed to found Thebes, and the water his men all died trying to obtain.)
A Canvas of Crowns - My A Song of Ice and Fire piece - currently about as alive as Eddard Stark.
Things that are mine - and exist only on the site-that-must-not-be-named:
The Shadow of the Moon - An original fantasy piece and work in progress. Do check it out if you fancy! I'll leave a catchy-ish blurb below to try and tempt you!
The brightest lights cast the deepest shadows. The corrupted paradise of Aedyn spreads its hegemony beneath a six-crowned flag; its tyranny borne on the blade of its First Swords, unmatchable warriors of unnatural prowess. Those that dare to resist fight a desperate struggle, searching for some way to defeat the undefeatable.
Ilerwe, youngest daughter of the King of Thuun, is smuggled from her besieged city. Refusing to flee, she gambles her life on finding the only one rumoured to have ever defeated a First Sword, the Shadow of the Moon. But instead of a legendary warrior and champion, she finds Athion, travelling peddler of magical stones. Together, they seek to save her kingdom from Aedyn's grasp and bring an end to its tyranny.
But paradise lost is not so easily regained and the moon's shadow is as dark as any other.
The Burning Star - If you liked A Canvas of Crowns, this is what happened to all the bits I liked after I had to give up on it. The prologue's actually based upon the death of everyone's favourite Targaryen, albeit tweaked. It also has a catchy-ish blurb, more ish than catchy in this case, I fear, but nobody likes writing things like these!
The Bright Day has come. Magic returns to a world that has all but forgotten it. The Order of the Magii rejoices, for their prophesied chosen child will usher them from the cruel misrule of Hakon Fyrro, the Pale Jarl, and into into a world of peace and light. Yet, with their hope come evil omens. The once-banished Devourers stir in the wilderness, eager to restore their pantheon to supremacy and plunge everyone back into the mythic Dark World. The magii know only the chosen child can stop them, but where there ought to be one born with the power to defeat the Devourers, there're two, and not even the Ancient, their leader, knows which is the prophesied victor.
Sasyo Ahant, giftless and outcast, is forced from the safety of the Magii's libraries into a divided, chaotic world for fear of influencing the twin girls marked for greatness. To survive, he must become everything the Order of the Magii told him he was not. And always he dreams of the Screaming Man upon his crimson stair into the heavens. And he knows, deep down, that his part to play isn't done.
UPDATE (24/09/20): I'M BACK (with a mask, hand sanitiser, and a lot of plot threads that refuse to meet in these difficult times)
It's been suggested to me a fair few times that I create a account on the back of what I've posted on this site and my original stuff, so I have. It's called the The Blank Canvas and it's only just starting up, so bear with me, I'm still learning! I've ambitious goals for it that you can find more about on the site, but for now it's a regular newsletter, covering what I'm up to behind the scenes, my original work, and, as a fair few people on here message me for advice, tips, etc, I'm also planning on doing some kind of video tutorials. If you've enjoyed what you've read of mine on here and want to give a little back or help support my writing, I'd hugely appreciate any contributions. Or just come check it out if you're curious. More excitingly, as A Cadmean Victory has become inexplicably popular in my long absence, I intend to post a remastered version (let's face it, the original is not exactly the pinnacle of writing) and, if people are keen, there will be a sequel...
UPDATE (08/10/20): The Blank Canvas' page is now starting to look a little less empty. I've got the first few chapters of the remastered version of A Cadmean Victory and newsletter editions published as well as my first few patrons (and a a few more who just came to read the free fanfiction part, which is equally fine!). Do come check it out if you're interested, and if you've any suggestions about what I'm doing or how you think it might work better, don't be shy and do leave a comment. I've not really done anything like this before, so they're very much appreciated! Also, as A Cadmean Victory's and all works of fanfiction are there for free, you don't have to pay a penny unless you're feeling generous and want to see my original content!