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Author has written 6 stories for Phantom of the Opera.
Greetings and salutations! This will be rather long-winded, but then you can probably guess that if you’ve read any of my stories. With that glowing recommendation, let’s dive in.
Two of my friends and fellow writers on this site are SparklingTeardrops and Slina. My sister goes by the name all-lucys-r-me around here. I am sure they would love it if you checked out their author pages as well. You will find them under my favorite authors section, along with some of the other wonderful author’s whose work I enjoy.
I am an opera singer, singing teacher, and all-around geek. Real life doesn’t leave much time for writing, but I always say that I need free time in order to stay sane; I just have to pick and choose what I do with that free time. Sometimes it’s fan fiction, other times it’s not. I have every intention of one day finishing my incomplete stories on here, so if you are following one of them, don’t lose hope. I may be slow, but I’m not dead.
The fandom that brought me here is The Phantom of the Opera. I especially enjoy the original novel by Gaston Leroux and the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. My obsession with Phantom began in June of 2003, the first time I heard the Original London Cast CD of ALW’s musical and fell in love, like a good many other fans.
I managed to avoid getting sucked into the Harry Potter world until 2009, when my husband got me to watch the movies with him for the first time. I thought they were good but didn’t love them like he did. Then we watched Half Blood Prince in theaters. Neither of us could wait 2 years to find out how the series ended, so we borrowed the books from family, read them all, and the rest is history.
In 2016, I discovered Victor Hugo’s Notre Dame de Paris. While I had seen a few films based on it, it was the French-Canadian musical that truly awakened my love for this story and got me to read the book. Despite some long, dry chapters, it’s worth a read. I also enjoy the Disney musical, both the German and American versions. Alan Menken’s music feeds my soul. And of course, like many before me, I turned to fan fiction to soothe the pain of the heartbreaking ending.
I have been a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the beginning, but only really delved into the online fandom to cure my post-Endgame depression. I find myself drawn in particular to Loki, which should surprise exactly no one, given my affinity for dark, complex anti-heroes with good character development.
Other fandoms that I enjoy include: Braveheart, Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Les Miserable, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Peter Pan, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Secret Garden, Sherlock Holmes and BBC Sherlock, The Woman in White, and pretty much anything by Edgar Allan Poe or Jane Austin. A strange mix, but there you have it.
As an author, I really appreciate your reviews. They inspire me and help me improve. I can always use constructive criticism, and of course I love hearing that someone is reading and enjoying my work.
About pairings: Although pairings that just flow naturally happen more often in real life, I tend to enjoy pairings that take a lot of effort to work out. The difficult pairings are just so much more satisfying to read and such a challenge to write so that they are in-character and believable.
In Phantom of the Opera, my OTP is Erik/Christine, but I also enjoy Raoul/Christine one-shots and longer fics with a decent plot. I do not like E/OW. Period. End of story. Even the semi-well-written ones make me cringe. While I admit that it is possible that Erik could find love in someone other than Christine, I believe that it would take many years for him to put the past behind him, and by that time he would be and old man. I prefer to see him paired with Christine or dying of love for her like the drama queen that he is.
In Harry Potter, I enjoy a strange variety of cannon and non-canon pairings. My favorite characters are Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, and Remus Lupin. I love Severus/Lily, both in its cannon unrequited form and AU form. One of my favorite pairings is Severus/Hermione. Again with the difficult pairing thing, and I can really see her stepping into his life and filling Lily’s shoes. I also enjoy seeing Hermione paired with the other men of the older generation, Remus and Sirius; she is the only student in the series that I can truly see as mature enough to marry a man 20 years her senior. And yes, I can see this working with the long lives in the wizarding world. I like the idea of a good Hermione/Draco fic, but haven’t found many. And no, I’m not a Ron hater. I enjoy the Hermione/Ron pairing as well. My favorite cannon pairings are Remus/Tonks and Harry/Ginny. I also enjoy the semi-movie-cannon paring of Neville/Luna. I tend to avoid Cannon-Character/OC pairings like the plague.
In Notre Dame de Paris/Hunchback of Notre Dame, I'm a sucker for book based Fresme and any verse Quasimodo/Esmeralda fics.
The MCU has countless pairings. While I enjoy reading some of them, I find myself drawn more towards stories further exploring and developing the relationships between family and friends that this universe has given us (or that we would like to see in it). My platonic OTP for this universe is the Odinson bromance, with Spidey and Loki friendship, Irondad and Spiderson, and Steve and Bucky fics being favorites as well.
Progress reports for my stories:
Erik's Eyes, The Perfect Gift, and Of Lilac Trees and Scarlet Scarves are all one-shots, so they’re finished.
Requiem Mass: Their Beloved is a compete short story.
Mazenderan Chronicles is unfinished and currently on hiatus. Honestly, I'm considering removing it entirely. I may or may not get around to re-writing and completing this one. My characterizations and general writing style have changed and developed so much since I last touched this story, that I cannot simply finish it. I have some vague ideas about re-writing it, but it’s not high on my list of priorities.
Together Forever is something that I hope to get back to this year. Back in 2013, after years on hold, I had a talk with my co-authoress and she gave me her blessing to finish the story on my own. I got a handful of chapters up then before going through some medical issues that put the story back on hold. It’s nearly finished, so I just need to buckle down and write the rest.
Coming soon (and yes, “soon” is a relative term):
I always have several blot bunnies hopping around in my head. If you'd like to help me decide which one to focus on next, vote for your favorite idea on my pole.
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