Author has written 24 stories for M*A*S*H, Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion, Harry Potter, Misc. Plays/Musicals, Artemis Fowl, Downton Abbey, and Sherlock.
Hi all. Evermind here. I'm a New Zealander, studied English and Biology, and am really old enough that I should stop wasting my time writing fan fic.
What you find here is a rather eclectic collection of writings (representing a rather eclectic range of interests), some of them dating back a good ten years or so. As such, the quality is pretty variable. The pick of the Harry Potter fics is probably To Bring Him Home; of the M*A*S*H fics, the only one I'd bother with is Shards; and all the Lord of the Rings stuff is pretty much bollocks.
Tolkien has been my favourite author since the age of about seven, and he isn't likely to be knocked from his perch any time soon. I spent much of my childhood galloping around on horseback pretending to be Eowyn, writing abysmal poetry in horribly butchered Old English, and trying to convince my school friends that Arwen had stolen Glorfindel's horse. National pride demands that I should have at least some appreciation for the movies, so I will go so far as to say that the scenery, costumes, and computer graphics are all very good. The scriptwriting makes me want to weep with rage and disappointment. How anyone can think that a trite announcement of gender, tossing away a perfectly serviceable piece of armour and uttering an inarticulate scream is an adequate substitute for "Begone if ye be not deathless..." etc. is beyond me.
I owe my fondness for M*A*S*H to my father, who spent many quiet evenings during my formative years explaining terms like 'brothel', 'rape' and 'suicide' to me in whispers so that mum wouldn't hear. Most of what I've written has slight Hawkeye/Trapper overtones, but you can choose to read it straight if you prefer. I briefly dabbled with Downton Abbey, but became thoroughly disenchanted in light of that Christmas special and haven't bothered with it since. Fortunately, I discovered the B.B.C. Sherlock, which has restored my faith in Britain and is more than filling the void; it is quite possibly the most sublime television ever made. I also write a bit of HP, as is almost mandatory for anybody of my generation. Specifically, lots of Severus Death Eater angst. And not much else, really.
My favourite books include The Vintner's Luck, Regeneration, All Quiet on the Western Front, A Handful of Dust, The Book Thief, and anything Discworld. Favourite authors include Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh, P.G. Wodehouse, the Gawain poet, both Durrell brothers, Ernest Hemingway, Elizabeth Knox, Maurice Gee, and (if you want a real outlier) Stephen Jay Gould. I can be relied upon to utterly detest anything by Austen, Dickens, or any of the Brontes. I also have an irrational hatred of Katherine Mansfield and C. K. Stead, mostly due to 20 years-worth of teachers and lecturers attempting to convince me that they're the only two authors ever to come out of New Zealand.
Cheers, and thanks for reading.
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