Slipping the surly bonds of Earth
|Website:||My FictionAlley author page|
|Location:||Little Whinging, United Kingdom|
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunwards I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds – and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of; wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sun-lit silence. Hovering there
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air;
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
Where never lark nor even eagle flew;
And while, with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
(John Gillespie Magee, 1922-41)
Usually it feels as though the surly bonds of earth intend to hold me fast - one day I hope my soul may remember how to soar. Writing fanfic has lent wings to my creativity, and for that I am profoundly grateful.
Most of my stories revolve around the character of Lucius Malfoy. Why Lucius? Well, he represents an archetype that has haunted my dreams as long as I can remember. That disturbs me. Those internally uncomfortable places tend to yield the richest learning, and writing fiction allows a deeper engagement than critical analysis alone. Seeing the world through his eyes, seeing him through those who challenge him, forces me to grapple with my own issues with power: personal, sexual, political and financial. And he’s a lot of fun to write!
Those who are interested will find a small collection of shortish stories here, and my major project Invictus here.
I have a LiveJournal as chthonya. At the moment (August 07) I'm maintaining both except for issues specific to IJ or LJ. I also have a GJ login but will only be using that for commenting.
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|Interests:||15: costumes, darkover, deryni, film music, harry potter, l/hr, lucius, lucius malfoy, lucius/hermione, mbti, phantom of the opera, reading, tango, thinking, writing|
|Friend of:||14: annephoenix, cutecoati, fluffyllama, fourth_rose, gmth, hildigunnur, inamac, inell, kabal42, leni_jess, magialuna, narcissa_malfoy, sm_malfoy, wickedblonde|
|Member of:||5: fandom_flies, luciusfqf, malfoycentric, potter_prophet, premium_users|
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