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Hello! My name is Kelsea Scarlett!
My Life With Fanfiction
A long time ago, when I was but a young grasshopper, I was unaware of a wondrous thing called "Fanfiction." If someone had mentioned it, I would have given them a blank stare, unaware of the holy ritual they were encouraging me to partake in. Yet, I was, in a way, still connected with the forces. Every night before I went to bed, I used to make up a story which I would keep running for months or years on end; playing out scenes, being a part of them, in my head. Then the inevitable happened.
I became obsessed with the Sound of Music. Now, this musical has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember; some of my earliest memories involve this wonderous movie. Playing "Who Can Find Maria First" during the opening scene; my aunt informing me that the guns the Nazis used were simply water guns in an attempt to qualm my fears; singing along with all of the songs. They are fond memories indeed. Then I saw the Sound of Music stage show for the second time in my short life. It was obsession at millionth sight.
Every day was spent doing Sound of Music related things: watching the Sound of Music, finding Maria's autobiography, watching Julie Andrews movies. I describe that as the Sound of Music period of my life. Not that I like Julie or the SoM any less now, but I don't watch the SoM every single day. If I had time I certainly would. Julie I usually do incorporate daily.
My nighttime ritual was turned into a Sound of Music fest. I was always Maria (my favorite) to keep it interesting. Between fighting off Nazis, falling in love with Georg (again, and again, and again), and selflessly caring for seven children, I must say Maria had (and still has) a very unrealistically hectic life in these stories. She'd be stuck in concentration camps for months, pining for Georg, sometimes she'd even be pregnant whilst there. Her adventures had to keep me interested until I could create a better plot, such as developing her abusive childhood with her uncle, for goodness sakes! I must say the best part was coming home to the Captain.
Luckily, I haven't written any of these stories down (you probably can read more realistic snippets of them in some of my stories...) but I can still draw from their experience. Heck, sometimes I think I am Maria. It has helped me not make some bad decisions...
Well, one day I found a website. Soundofmusic.de.ms Seemed harmless enough. I found a thing called 'fanfiction.' It was from a Christmas Challenge.Other people had done the same thing I have! But they wrote it down for everyone to enjoy! I'm not nuts! Well, either that, or we're all nuts together! I read them all within two days. Then I discovered something wonderous. There were six whole pages of it on this lovely site! The fun didn't end!
Well, in time, I read all of them. Maria still visits my mind, along with Clarisse, the occasional Doris Day character, and even my original characters from time to time. The list keeps growing as I continue to experience new movies that need finishing! But now we work by playing out potential scenes instead of simply playing (not that we never play...Georg would be so disappointed...) So now, you have fanfiction, Sound of Music, and, two of my newest, Doris Day and oatmeal obsessed little me. (don't ask about the oatmeal...I just love the taste!) Oh, and don't forget Bernadette Peters and my recent fascination with Megan Mullally in Will & Grace.