Author has written 18 stories for Hellsing, Nightmare Before Christmas, and Dragon Age.
Good God, it's been years since I first started writing Hellsing fics. I think I started when I was still in high school, and now I'm six years into university and am feeling burned out over it. I'll admit my enthusiasm for Hellsing has finally burned out too (it only took about eight years), but I still love the characters and enjoy writing fics about them. Pip x Seras is still one of my all-time favorite fictional couples, and I still enjoy toying with "what if?" Alternate Universe situations where Seras and Dark Walter could end up together.
One thing has changed though, and that is that I'm an avid Dragon Age fan. I've wanted to write several Dragon Age fics for years (at least since summer 2011), but felt it wasn't right starting new DA fics when I still had several Hellsing fan fics waiting in the wings. That's my problem though: I start tons of fics, but I'm not as good about finishing them. Before I start writing, I always have these grand ideas on how it'll go, but once I've actually started I don't like doing the work, plus I feel pressured to make it "perfect," thus the pressure makes writing unfun and thus I don't want to do it. Ugh, I'm so bad about that.
Good news: I fully intend to complete The Little Mermaid: Hellsing Style, Girl at the Window, and Blood Innocence.
Bad News: I think I'm going to give up on A Tangled Tale, for a few reasons. 1) I don't like the Disney movie. 2) There's not enough material in the original fairy tale to carry a whole fic, so I HAVE to borrow from the Disney movie, so it isn't fun. 3) To be honest, I'm having a hard time making the characters' relationships authentic. I only really started writing because on the surface Seras is like Rapunzel (sweet, sunny, innocent, blonde, etc), Pip is like Fynn (tall, snarky, handsome, jaded, experienced, and a womanizer that falls for an innocent girl and becomes a better person for it, etc), and Zorin is like Mother Gothel (a cruel, sadistic, selfish, possessive, controlling witch), but the dynamic between the three characters just doesn't work the way it does in the movie. There's no nice way to say this, but I can't see Zorin imprisoning Seras without seriously physically and/or sexually abusing her over many years, and that would just make the fic too dark, and her relationship with Pip too troubled.
Hellsing Pairings I Might Still Write:
Seras x Pip: a thoroughly interesting and tragically unexplored pairing since they're so different and yet so similar. They're naturally good, loyal people, but they have such different upbringings and reactions to those upbringings. She's the daughter of a police officer, he's the son of a mercenary. Her life fell apart when she saw her family get murdered, his view of himself as a good person fell apart when his grandfather revealed he was from a mercenary family. She held onto her morals despite living through one of the worst tragedies imaginable, and he basically resigned himself to being the "scum of the earth" because he took his news of his heritage as a prophecy. And yet, despite it all...
I think Pip x Seras is one of those few examples of "opposites attract" done right. On the surface, they're very different. She's a prude, he's a womanizer. She's high-strung, he's laid-back. She's rather prim and proper while he's rather scruffy and casual. She's shy and submissive while he's very charismatic and assertive. She's... honestly a bit simple (I LOVE her, but she is) while he's damn clever. She's English, he's French. I can go on. But underneath it all, she also has that bit of tomboyish scruffiness while he can also be gentlemanly and charming, so they have some common ground. They have similar core values. At their core, they believe it's wrong to murder innocent people, they will defend and avenge those unjustly targeted (like the victims of Millennium), and they will loyally stand beside and risk their lives for those they love. Also? They just bring out the best in each other. As others have pointed out, Seras brings out Pip's hidden heart of gold, while he brings out her hidden backbone.
Seras x Dark Walter: Second favorite pairing. I'll admit this doesn't stem from much, other than they look really good together and share a tender moment in volume/OVA 9. I think it's worth exploring though because they also have a subtle "opposites attract" theme that doesn't clash too much. She's sweet, warm, caring, rather uncultured and of course a bit of a tomboy. He seems cold, distant, taciturn, but also very cultured and refined. I think it's fun to explore because they were both such spitfires when they were kids, and clearly bring out good qualities in each other when he's "Dark Walter." She brings out his deeply buried kindness and the kind Walter she remembers compels her to try to reach out to him by wishing him good luck. And he doesn't bite her head off for trying the way Alucard does. It's worth exploring in an AU.
I've lost motivation for the others. While I like Seras x Captain in theory, I haven't been able to think of a proper story that doesn't feel forced or contrived. I don't like Integra x Alucard enough to write about them (plus, they have PLENTY of talented authors to explore their relationship), nor pretty much any of the other characters. Sorry everyone.
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