Author has written 21 stories for Supernatural, Harry Potter, Losers, Doctor Who, Sherlock, X-overs, Avengers, Ironman, Hobbit, Captain America, Sweeney Todd, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
Formerly Lenya Greenleaves
French Account : Lasgalenya Greenleaves
The fanart responsible for Heart Beat => Heart Beat by Leyna55 on DeviantArt
Now, a bit about myself :
Name : *
Pen name : Real one is Lasgalenya Greenleaves, Cryselephantine is (if my distant memories of highschool are still correct) the greek term for "Ivory and Gold" :3 Call me Len :D
Age : Twenty fuckin' four
Current Hazardous Occupation : Part-time fanfic writer, Full-time procrastinator. I got a BA in Linguistics and a whole lotta debts.
Current obsessions : Fanfictions, yaoi, books, fanfics crossover, comics, military guys, The Losers, The A-Team, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Psych, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Hannibal, AVPM, AVPS, Joe Walker, Lord of the Ring, Harry Potter, Supernatural, House MD, CSI, Glee, Gundam Wing/AC, Kuroshitsuji, Ouran Kokou Host Club, Hellsing, crossovers, Hugh Jackman, Jensen Ackles, Viggo Motensen, David Ten-Inch... I mean TENNANT, John Barrowman, crossing fandoms together for my own morbid/obsessive entertainment and many other things! nyahahahahaha! XD
Current favoured type of fanfics : CROSSOVERS (if the number of time it's cited in my obsessions doesn't give THAT away XDDD), action/adventures, supernatural, science fiction, humour, angst, tragedy, family, hurt/comfort and about any other type. But I do prefer my angst peppered in dark humour (with favourite shows like SPN or DW that sort of was a given XD). OC inserts are tolerated and even liked a lot when not à la Mary-Sue.
Current pet peeves : Holes in plots. Bad characterization. Twilight (yeah I faved various Xovers of Twilight but mostly because they sound way better than the actual cannon and I'm a masochist...) Uncontrolled OCs (which is a hypocrisy on my part but I won't get into that... =w="). Too many grammar/spelling/etc. mistakes. yaoi/het/yuri-with-only-one-type-of-orientation stories cuz yay am queer/straight so everyone has to be queer/straight and those that aren't queer/straight are the bad guys! (of course by that I mean that EVERY.SINGLE.PAIRING are one type of orientation, everyone suddenly discover they're quite queer or quite straight even when the original was everything but or in between. I mean, of course I like my couples mostly slashy, but take for instance a HP fanfic where everybody is gay, it just looks tacky don't you think?). Using "AU" status as a basis for everything but only pointing out it's an AU when a mistake is unearthed (I mean dayum people! Everything in fanfiction is fundamentally AU, but some things just can't fly, giving Snape the same background and infos as the cannon and still making him cuddly and syrupy when around Harry cuz he's his son just doesn't make sense... especially when it's not written well xD) My neighbour's chameleon, I'm pretty sure that funny eyed thing is EVIL...
About the pet peeves. I have the slightly bad habit of leaving long reviews. More precisely, constructive criticism peppered with rants and a lot of sarcasm sometimes. I am not trying to bring anyone down. I don't think my fanfictions are better than anyone. Hell, I know for certain that I have a lot to learn and make sometimes stupid mistakes.
But in regards to those reviews. If you've received one, don't take it the wrong way. It might look a bit personal, but I do try not to get too encensed by what I read.
And when I start reading a fanfiction that obviously need work done on it, I'll just go and say it. I don't usually wait 'till I've read more than one chapter when the problems are very clear, and most of the time, I never take the time to read more afterward.
You might take it like a proof that I'm just a hater and just out to criticize without following through, but the truth is that for me, the first chapter will always be the clincher. If your first chapter is riddled with spelling mistakes, clumsy formatting and plots inconsistencies, it will invariably drive away some readers. If you present your first chapter well enough, interesting enough and easy enough to read, your public will love you. If you don't, I might not be the only one that will just drop them like it burns.
Incidentally, the length of the reviews I leave can be daunting. I can go on and on and on. But I usually try to restrain myself (okay really badly) and point out the main flaws I find. And either give an advice or lay out the problems as I see them, as a reader and lover of the fandom the fanfic is written in. It might look insulting and frustrating but I like to think that getting detailed impressions is better than vague notes...
And as I keep repeating in every one of those critical reviews. Even if there are people like me out there that are overly critic, just toughen your ego, take the advices and follow them. Most of the people that give critics only want to help and have all gone through periods they want to forget when they had characters just like that and make stupid choices just like yours. When you hit rock bottom, you can only go up. Just keep trying. Practice might not make perfect, but if done properly, it does help a lot.
The Doctor's Child: Doctor WhoxHarry Potter. DW timeline starts at "The Doctor's Wife" with the 11th and HP is pre-books. Science-Fiction/Family. T.A.R.D.I.S. knows her time with real human interaction is coming to an end and when the Doctor frees her in the control room, she does the one thing that she knows will break his heart and start to mend it little by little. She sends a spark of life full of DNA information from the Doctor and her host, as well as her own energy into that little blue ball that her Thief loves so much, to find the vessel the most adequate to nestle this new life. What she doesn't know, for all her power, is that the transfer breaks the mind of an already fragile woman with deadly weapons. Bellatrix Lestrange loses what is left of her mind and just a shy 3 months of term, she's sent to Azkaban for torture and intent of murder. A little miracle born in a place of eternal sorrow. Bellatrix can't take care of a baby and hide him form dementors and guards, she knows that, so she sends a prayer through time and space and a certain bow-tie wearing Time-Lord answers it. (WILL BE WRITTEN AS A SELF-IMPOSED FANOWRIMO CHALLENGE)
My take on the FaNoWriMo challenge: 1000 words per day, 50000 in total, timeline : 10/29/11 to 11/29/11. (yeah that didn't work out, I don't know when I'mma finish this fanfic but it wasn't done on time XD)
THE FANFICTION IS ON HIATUS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. IT IS NOT ABANDONNED. JUST. BEAR WITH ME PEOPLE.
Any and all tribulations and ramblings that may pertain to this fanfic will be dealt with on my tumblr account: ATLenya
Plot bunnies that might or might not be exploited and/or posted here one day
The Outsiders: (rewrite of a former -now deleted- fanfic of mine) Harry PotterxFull Metal Alchemist fanfic.Timeline starts at the Ministry of Mysteries for HP and when Ed is 15 and Al 14 for FMA (no real timeline there I know xD). Mystery/Humour. Edward should never be left alone with chalk while feverish and delirious. NEVER. One world away, Harry is about to witness Sirius' fall through the mirror and before Remus can stop him, follows his godfather, dragging his honorary godfather with him. They appear straight on Ed's bed and chaos ensues, with threats of shooting, green eyed strangers and pretty girls. But what was left in exchange for that relatively safe passage? What did Harry, Sirius and Remus lose on their way to this new world, and will they ever be able to go back?
Holding On: NCIS fanfic. Pre-series. Hurt/Comfort/Family. Kelly Gibbs was in a coma for a month but the marshalls and the NIS only told Gibbs that AFTER he'd taken revenge and killed his wife's murderer and then been offered a job at NIS. But can Gibbs overcome his guilt for not having been there for his family and become the father he used to be? And will Kelly even let him?
Features a heavily PTSD!Kelly and overprotective/helpless!Gibbs as they learn to live with each other again.
Talking To The Moon: Sherlock BBC fanfic. Post!Reichenbach Fall. Angst/Hurt/Comfort. Yet another look at the months that followed Sherlock's fall. John is hanging to his sanity by a meager thread and while his therapist thinks he just needs time to grieve, he can't help but go into his room every night and sit there, hoping for a miracle.
Take Up The Mantle: SupernaturalxLosers fanfic. Timeline starts at John's death and right after Port of Los Angeles. Action/Adventure/Family. Sam discovers a hidden picture in their father's journal, taped behind the cover. But it had to be a fake. Because it showed John Winchester in his Navy SEALs dressed white standing at attention side by side with himself in the dressed blues of Army militaries. Of course, that led to researches, as much as Dean hated that.
Clay considered it a godgiven gift from heaven when Aïsha came to them with the perfect spot to retreat and lick their wounds. Nowheresville in the middle of Buttfuck Idaho sure seemed safe enough. There was just enough traffic around that redneck town for them not to stick out too much. He should have known it was too good to be true from the get go. Or so he started to think when the roaring of a familiar engine woke him up one morning and he came face to face with faces he never thought he'd ever see again. And boy had those two grown up! And he could totally pick up his younger brother's mannerism in the short one and if that stubborn bitchy face on the taller one wasn't made in Winchester, he'd eat his gun!
The Lost Souls: SPN fanfic. Timeline start at the Devil's Gate opening. Action/Adventure/Supernatural. No romance. It was not only a swarm of demons that escaped from Hell on that night. A few of the tortured souls were able to escape as well. Follow Alexis Phoenix, former teen prostitute as she tries to piece together how she was able to escape the Pit and why, just as she tracks down the other escapees and decides that the best defense against demons is offense. Then is formed a very weird, tense and overly dramatic group of hunters, some of them taken along for the ride while all they wanted was to disappear from any supernatural creature's radar. And who are those two guys that seem to turn up way too often near their hunts? And what the fuck is a Seal?
Constricted: Soul Eater fanfic. shameless OC insert. Timeline starts sometime after Arachnee starts grooming that demon guy back to health in the anime version. Mystery/Supernatural. Len was never quite normal. And the accusations of being a psycho and of having several personalities didn't have anything to do with that. Okay it had everything to do with that. She didn't have several personalities per say, but rather... two very annoying, very protective and very not normal tenants... yeah in her head... And as if that wasn't headache inducing enough, some wannabe spiderwomanly Jessica Rabbit literaly yanked her from her home and now she could actually feel the weight of Ash and Arena's souls in her and see something around her that looked suspiciously like the metaphysical manifestation of said souls... Oh hell... we're not in Kansas anymore...
The Deus Ex Machina Ark Fics:
Deus Ex Machina: At the end of Time : Doctor WhoxTorchwood fanfic. shameless god-like OC insert. Timeline effed up to sunny days, but pretty much starts at Series 4 starts with 10th and right before Donna Noble joins the merry crew. Is a Multi-parts Ark and basically my way of making sure most of Torchwood lives. Action/Adventure/Science Fiction. Cannon couples.
Part 1: Doctor Who. Ari could remember a time when all she had to worry about were homeworks and a pushy mother. Now she's drifting through the Multiverse, trying to harness immense powers that she never knew she had AND have her own age changing willy-nilly. So excuse her if she's not impressed when she wakes up after one particularly bad jump through dimensions and comes face to face with a weirdo with a bad hair day and a slightly manical smile that should not look that good. Oh so she's been sent here to help her learn to harness the whole dimension jumping thing? Well tough sh*t that ain't helping any!
Part 2: Torchwood. (cannon couple JackxIanto, OwenxTosh, RhysxGwen) So there's this weird alien girl that seem to know all of them and keep saving their asses from dire situations. One day, Owen will get her strapped to his table and torture her for answers but for now, Captain Jack seem to know more than all of them and that still didn't seem to be a lot considering he kept looking at her like she was a bomb about to blow up or something.
Deus Ex Machina: The Song of the Damned: SPN fanfic. Same god-like OC insert. Timeline starts after Dean made the deal, sometime before ghost facers. Action/Adventure/Science-Fiction. The boys were just passing through that town, they weren't even supposed to investigate anything, but the rumours of a haunted house from where strangers would disappear overnight sort of seemed like their alley. They never thought they'd find some 9 years-old tree girl wandering around the house, asking for a cup of tea...
[and yes, my plot bunnies nearly always come to me in the form of a summary, my muse is awesome like that...]
I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.
I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.
I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.
We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.
I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.
I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.
I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.
I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.
We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.
I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.
I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.
I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.
I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.
I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.
I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.
I am the man who died when the paramedics stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.
I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I didn’t have to always deal with society hating me.
I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don't believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.
I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.
Repost this if you think homophobia is wrong.
Another thing just as wrong is finding rape as a joke material. Making fun of someone pain is plain stupid and could only be partly excused for 5 years-old children. I wrote a story containing a rape and still enjoy reading some stories containing them but there was always a plot around and the rape wasn't part of a twisted plan to look like it was just a crude joke. The story I wrote is in french and I won't translate it any time soon but I can say I came to that length with my main characters to show the slow rebuilting of their trust in human kind and how such a trauma can be lived through to make one look stronger while bordering deep breakdown and madness.
I don't pretend I understand what people who underwent such a trial went through, that sort of trauma is hard to pass but some manage it and got out of it stronger. Everyone is human so it kinds of rile me up when some authors write fanfictions about rape as if it was a breakfast menu. Of course everyone react differently to something like that and a long lasting forced relationship tend to let the passive one with the feeling what he/she has to suffer through as something alright and in some way he/she could find comfort in it but it's a mental and/or physical trauma not something you can laugh about.
I'm not a psychologist or a councelor either so I might end up getting wrong ideas and be wrong at some point but something I'm quite sure is as messed up as my mind is, I will always despise rape as for me, raping someone is depriving him/her of his/her free will and choices, liberty is something I'm quite attached too...
I'm not a saint far from it, I'm young still, I did and will do stupid things maybe even all my life but tolerating that is not an option in my view. Hell, okay I'm a slash and yaoi addict, I like the idea of battles of will and passion in a couple, perversion even in some way! I don't mind polygamy that much if it doesn't mean breaking one or several persons' hearts and minds in the process. I practically drool when reading some really crude fanfictions but come on, there's still that faint and invisible line that one should not cross, call it ethic, principals, reason, sanity, whatever make you sleep at night but don't cross it please! (and thus endth my rant on the debilitating ability of people to make fun of things they have no business making fun of...)
There's many a thing I'd have liked to copy-paste on my profile but I never liked long profiles when I had to scroll down a long time to find the actual stories and mine is already long enough.
Just know this: I hate homophobia, I cry at sad stories about drunk drivers and orphans, I know the difference between friends and best friends, I love battles of wits, sarcasm and a healthy dose of insanity in life and I have grown out of caring about what internet and non-virtual life bullies think of me... most of the time. That said, just scroll a wee more and you'll find the stories. Sorry for the long scroll :P
My last words will be: Peace, Love, Whiskey and Impala Grease...