Author has written 13 stories for Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Stargate: Universe, Avatar: Last Airbender, and Naruto.
I'm a college student who enjoys theater and music. My favorite authors include Terry Pratchett, Mercedes Lackey, Garth Nix, Agatha Christie, Jane Austen, and many, many more.
My favorite characters include Hermione Granger, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Lirael the Remembrancer, Zuko, Daniel Jackson, and Rodney McKay. I have a weakness for well-written AU's and happy endings that's only gotten worse since Revenge of the Sith came out. (I speak of the book, not the movie. Matthew Stover is very, very good.)
I like trying to look at things from different points of view, and I love it when fellow fanfic authors bring their research and experience to the table. Whether it is knowledge of military life and protocol, a sprinkling of actual scientific theories, or well-researched musings on cultural backgrounds, I can't help but appreciate the kind of expertise and passion that goes into those fics. I also appreciate authors who have clearly put a lot of thought into the motivations and expectations of their characters.
The successful use of unreliable narrators makes me grin, although I tend to appreciate them better if there are multiple POV shifts in the same fic.
Although I usually read fic read much more often than I attempt to write it, I'm trying to get back in the habit of writing regularly. The practice may be (occasionally) as frustrating as it is enjoyable, but it's almost always rewarding.
I very rarely enjoy OC-centered fics, although there have been a few exceptions that were too well-written to ignore. I find this ironic, as my first fanfiction is OC-centered as well.
"This is the captain. We have a little problem with our entry sequence; so we may experience some slight turbulance, then explode."
Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder.
"Verence would rather cut his own leg off than put a witch in prison, since it'd save trouble in the long run and probably be less painful."
"Virtue," he said. "The real thing. It's not some kind of cuddly teddy bear you can keep on the shelf until you need a hug. It's dangerous, which is why it makes people so nervous. Virtue has its own agenda, and believe me, it's not always yours. The word itself means strength, power. And when it gets loose, you'd better watch out."
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. George Orwell, "Why I Write," 1947
Look forward to a new Avatar:The Last Airbender AU once I complete it and make the appropriate edits. It'll likely be up by late December. I'm also considering posting it as several interconnected stories in a series, but I'll have to see whether that format still works better after the edits.