Author has written 71 stories for NCIS, and Sherlock.
It's a strange place for a PS but as it's an update 11 years in the making, I thought it might be better to put it at the top. So... PS... it is now 2017... I only wish I were still 35. At the time of the profile below, I exclusively wrote NCIS fics, and my personal guidelines are stated below. They remain in general - I don't post a story until it is completed, I don't write slash, and I don't write explicit content. When a story is rated T, it's only because the show is a bit more forgiving than American network television.
I am now the ripe old age of 44 and have finally gathered the courage to start putting my ideas into writing again. My recent obsession... Sherlock. More specifically, the Sherlock Holmes/Molly Hooper pairing that is, as of the end of season 4, canon on the show as ONLY friendship and a one-sided attraction on the part of Molly. The Season/Series 4 finale left a chasm for Sherlolly shippers like myself to fill in. It will be up to Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss to fill them into canon at their will, should a Season 5 be brought into being. In the meantime, we put to writing what we imagine in countless scenarios... However, the Sherlock stories written properly are complex and intriguing. They take far more imagination and skill than I can ever be capable of, so I tend to stick with the character relationships. I may be inspired to write more than the two I have, time will tell.
Why the long break?
I have read too many stories from other people that were so brilliantly thought out and so skillfully composed that I frankly felt like my efforts were laughable in comparison... so in my underconfidence I stopped. I needed to learn to write for me, and edit for others in my former Assistant Editor and proofreader anal retentiveness. And if I feel a story is so fluffy that I've farted it out after eating too much popcorn, I leave it in My Documents and it never sees cyberspace. Trust me, you would thank me later!
With regards and much love, PrairieLily
Sometime, Eons ago from 2017... back in... OMG. 2008.
Thanks for taking the time to read my profile (now that I've taken the time and effort to actually do one, LOL!)...
I'm 35 years old, and I'm Proudly Canadian. I've been here for awhile now, so there are a few things that may be obvious by now, to anyone who's familiar with my writing... however, I'll still go over a few things about my stories...
One thing I do NOT agree with or believe in is dragging a story out. Thing is, I have read stories that were dragged out, and it's hard to avoid losing interest, no matter how well written or how compelling the plot is. That's why I never start posting a story until it's complete - so that I can update daily to keep readers of that story interested. Too many times I've received notices for stories I've put alerts on, that I had forgotten even existed. Of course, by the time they were updated, I had forgotten what had already happened, and I have neither the time, nor the desire, to read 10 chapters over again just to bring myself up to speed, LOL!
I don't write slash, nor do I write stories with explicit content, be it language, violence, imagery, or sexual. If it wouldn't be seen on the show, it won't be read in my stories. Looking for hot McAbby sex scenes? Sorry... but you'll have to look elsewhere.
My stories are mostly canon, however, I do have some recurring characters of my own creation-Jasmine McGee, Caitlin McGee, and JT DiNozzo. Jasmine is Tim McGee's younger sister, and she is either dating, engaged to, or married to, Jimmy Palmer, depending on the story and the timeline. Caitlin McGee is Abby and Tim's daughter. She appears at several ages, again, depending on the story and the timeline. JT DiNozzo is the son of Tony, and Faith Coleman, who are a rather AU couple in an otherwise "mostly" canon universe. His age is about 6 months younger than Caitlin, so they generally appear together as "partners in crime," hah hah! Other characters of my own creation, who may recur, though not as commonly,are Michaela Palmer, and Jeremy Palmer, children of Jimmy and Jasmine.
I'm a big big big McAbby shipper. I also like Palmer, and believe that he doesn't get nearly enough respect. I like Ziva, as well, and try to portray her as someone who isn't trying to replace Kate, but rather, is simply there trying to be Ziva, and do her job to the best of her ability. As for Kate herself, if she isn't in my stories (those that are post-Twilight, and not all of them are), she is spoken of fondly. So Kate fans need not worry, I haven't replaced her with Ziva, Ziva has simply taken her place out of circumstance and necessity, and the team always remembers Kate fondly.
I try not to bash characters too much. If I don't like someone, I simply ignore their existence, rather than offend anyone who might like them (Jen Sheppard, for example, springs to mind.)
Now, if you've hung in there and managed to get to the end of this rather long-winded introduction to my stories, I commend you... but, why are you still here? There are many wonderful fictions on this site to peruse and enjoy, and I'm not talking about just my own. I'm a fan of many writers here as well, and admire their imaginations and their skills.
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