Author has written 14 stories for Harry Potter, Stargate: SG-1, and Lord of the Rings.
I'm British, mid-20s, studying law.
Interests include writing and reading fantasy fiction, travel and Spanish, cooking, running, philosophy and politics.
What should you read first?
If you've arrived on my profile and have no idea which fic to start with, I recommend my story The One He Feared. If you're okay with a female Harry AU and a character-based story with a lot of magical theory, you might prefer Alexandra Potter. I recommend avoiding Return and anything written before it. Those fics are much lower quality than the others. Secrets is my best-written one-shot, but the content might not appeal to all readers.
HPATTGH. A new story, this is my current number one focus. I won't be publishing any of it until it is complete. Current status: 1/35 chapters complete.
Unnamed Voldemort-centric one shot. Character sketch, may not ever get written given all my other projects.
The One He Feared. Probably my best story from the standpoints of technical writing, characterisation, humour, and action. Unfortunately, it has a fatal flaw: I was too clever for my own good when I came up with the plan, and now realise that putting your climax at the end of the first third of the story isn't a great idea. I'm honestly not sure if there's anything I can do to fix the story, but I am at least happy that the story as it currently exists tells a semi-contained arc with its own climax.
Alexandra Potter. The first year is complete but I'm not happy with the story. I started a rewrite, which can be found in DLP's WBA, but mid-way through the rewrite I realised it was a half-measure so am now rewriting the rewrite. It's so significant as to almost be a completely different story. Changes include: reducing AU elements, structuring and pacing the story properly with a proper plotline instead of just drama, lightening the tone with more friendship and Hogwarts stuff and less plotting and bullying, making Alex and the other kids more likeable, spreading out the Daphne plot over several years. A strong magic focus will remain, but I will attempt to show magic in use instead of conveying it through textbook passages.
The Next Great Adventure. I just started this as a bit of fun and to prove a point, but it received enormous response, so I'm determined to do something with it. My original plans for the story were over-ambitious, however. The new plan is to write it as a short story covering Harry's adaptation to Middle Earth but not covering any major heroic plot. This can then serve as a platform from which others can write realistic Harry Potter in Middle Earth stories.
In Essence Divided. This story is so close to its climax that I really want to finish it. However, it requires a significant rewrite first. The opening chapter is just bad, and there needs to be a new chapter inserted between the current chapters one and two to fix the pacing. Harry's control of his new situation needs to be more gradual and have more pitfalls, and his relationship with Dumbledore needs fleshing out. The later chapters also need a deep edit, but for style more than content.
Lords of Magic. The first year of a seven year AU in a massively different world. In the end, this fic had one great idea and quite a few bad ones. Many of the characters were cardboard cutouts, the pacing was shot, and the plot I had for first year was rather boring (in fact, it wouldn't have even looked like there was a plot until the climax where the reader would reinterpret many previous events).
Return. This is very much a relic of my past. I don't recommend reading it!
I've spent a lot of time, over the past 8 years, thinking about the Harry Potter world and magic, and have written down my thoughts on these matters here. It's a pretty extensive and systematic theory of magic, based on canon. It's still incomplete, with sections on Charms and Dark Arts to come soon.
Also see my thoughts on Wizards vs. Muggles.
Please note that my favourites list is not really a list of favourites in the sense of "the best fanfiction". Rather, it is simply a list of fics which were interesting enough to make me want to read further updates.
For my "best of" fanfiction recommendations, see here.
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