Author has written 20 stories for Harry Potter, StarTrek: The Original Series, King and I, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Discworld, Star Wars, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, and Doctor Who.
I find myself writing for a surprising number of fandoms these days.
Both "Anna and the King" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" took me completely by surprise. I had never planned to write for either of those stories. Nevertheless, the process for both was cathartic, and I am pleased with the results.
I loved Star Trek: DS9 and TNG as a child, and have turned to TOS as I've gotten older. Cheesy episodes, but great characters, especially Mr. Spock, who has not been matched in any of the four successive shows. His relationship with Kirk is practically a love affair in canon - a beautiful friendship that could also be an amazing romance.
I was introduced to Discworld pretty much in university, and the character of Lord Vetinari has been a standing favorite ever since, with Sam Vimes a close runner-up. I love the City Watch books, and Night Watch especially. The relationship between Vimes and Vetinari - while obviously canonically platonic - is fun to play with. Sam Vimes's explosive character fits so well in opposition to Vetinari's preternatural calm.
Harry Potter was my introduction to and first love in fanfiction, and no matter how much I fancy various other fandoms, I always return to JK Rowling's world because it's so much fun.
In case the following stories don't betray my bias, I am a Snape fan through and through, largely in combination with Hermione Granger. For those of you who wrinkle your noses at this pairing, weren't you ever just the tiniest bit in love with one of your cute, intelligent teachers in high school or university?
My jury is out on Deathly Hallows, I just can't decide whether I like it because it's a fun adventure story or hate it because it is on many fronts not the ending the series deserved. I loved the first four books of the series, but will confess that I think both Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince were phenomenal wastes of paper and time considering how much JKR tried to pack into Deathly Hallows and the emptiness of plot that comprised books 5 and 6. That and both books contain absolutely dreadful ethics about personal responsibility. I will get off my soapbox now.
For those who haven't read it yet, "Dumbledore's Army and the Year of Darkness" by Thanfiction provides a beautiful rendering of the 7th year from Neville Longbottom's point of view at Hogwarts. It's an amazing novel (or several by now) and rounds out a picture of the devastating effects of war that JKR really skimmed over. Read it.
I find Lucius Malfoy an excellent character foil for Snape, Voldemort's relationship with the Potions master intriguing, and Dumbledore a manipulating old man who has, in spite of how it comes off, the best of intentions overall. While I approve of the Ginny-Harry relationship, I find the idea that Hermione-Granger-the-intellectual would wed Ron-Weasley-who-can't-even-finish-an-essay-without-her-assistance impossible. Smart women like smart men, hence the consistent pairing with Snape in my stories.
And that pretty much covers it, except to say that I prefer full-cast fics for most of my longer pieces and owe my genuine, head-over-heels love of the Granger-Snape pairing to Kalina Lea's "The Buried Life." It remains one of my two absolute faves in the entire genre (the other being "The Summoning" by Bambu), if you haven't read either, I strongly recommend them.
Please read and enjoy!
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