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Created on 2011-04-05 05:31:28 (#715347), last updated 2011-07-29 (324 weeks ago)

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Birthdate:Sep 6
Website:Fiction Master Post
Hello! Here you'll find some of my writing as well as ramblings on dolls, sewing, books I've read, music I've heard, SJ-esque/work ranting, and all sorts of other things. Most fic is public access, but many of my other entries are friends locked, so if you'd like to get to know me, please comment saying so and I'll be sure to add you.

I don't mind anyone friending this journal, so feel free to do so - although if you subscribe and don't comment, I'm probably not going to subscribe/give you access until we get to know each other better. Don't be afraid to say hi - and LJ-ers, don't be afraid to tell me where you know me from!


Writing: Master Post | Livejournal: [ profile] theskimblishone Community: [ profile] port_carmila | FictionPress: the skimblish one

I've been with dealing RSI in both wrists over the past five months as of April 2011, so my posting and updating has been sparodic at best. I'm still not able to update reliably or regularly depending on the vagaries of my wrists. Here and my personal LJ is the best place to find (any) updated fic; I haven't been able to post at FictionPress for months. Thank you for your understanding in this!


I'm a slightly crazy Australian in my mid 20s with a weird sense of humour. If you knew me in real life you'd think I'm as quiet and standoffish as all hell, but I swear I'm friendlier than that. Even noisy, once you get to know me... I really like chocolate, sour cream and chives flavoured grain chips, and lots of dishes involving rice. I have a close, passionate relationship with my laptop!


I have a cat and a dog, I love horse-riding although I rarely get the chance to ride, and animals in general. I'm into collecting, and sewing clothes for 1/6 scale fashion dolls such as Fashion Royalty, Dynamite Girls, dolls by Jason Wu/Integrity in general, Barbie Fashionistas, and some Barbie Collector's dolls. I also collect and sew clothes for Sylvanian Families figures. You can check out my doll photos and hand-sewn clothes here.


I am a shameless, hopeless metalhead. I'm the sort of metalhead that thinks the heartland of metal lies heavily in Europe and would like to pretend that US metal doesn't exist (well, except for the awesome boys from Kamelot - but who wouldn't go straight if Roy Khan could sing to you every day, I ask?); I listen across a wide range of European melodic and vaguely-melodic subgenres. My favourites are MDM, folk, viking, prog-power, symphonic, symphonic black and new-doom, while my all-time favourite bands have to include Dark Tranquillity, Kamelot, Eluveitie, Equilibrium, Leaves' Eyes, Insomnium, Amorphis, Ayreon and Eternal Tears of Sorrow.


I am a huge reader of fantasy, but I prefer political fantasy over quest fantasy, and anything I can get my hands on that features non-het protagonists. My favourite authors include George R R Martin, Jane Fletcher, Lynn Flewelling, Jacqueline Carey, Sarah Monette, Robin Hobb, L.E. Modesitt Jr's earlier works, Brandon Sanderson, Terry Pratchett, Christopher Moore, Scott Lynch, Patrick Rothfuss, Josh Lanyon, L-J Baker, Gemma Files and Sandra McDonald. I'm always open to recs for new authors/stories.

I like reading slash/femmeslash/gay/lesbian/queer/genderqueer/transgender fic that's either fantasy/SF or humour, which makes me a little bit fussy. Intelligent genre/trope bending fic is the win. Recs for anything online or profic for these genres - particularly femmeslash/genderqueer/transgender fic, which is a bit harder to come by - would be gratefully accepted, and by that, I mean with shrieking and smothering hugs.

I'm going to say straight up that I prefer not to read slave-fic, works very heavy on angst, works heavy on het romance unless it's written very well, or rape-fic/fics involving the 'rape-is-love' trope. (See how kind I am? I didn't link to TV Tropes!) If it's contemporary slash, I prefer reading something that's very clever, or funny.


I am a flighty author-person with hyperactive muses. ([ profile] theotherdibbler, [ profile] frogs_of_war and [ profile] grimm_psyke take way too much delight in prodding them to life.) This basically means that I have more projects on the go than any one person should admit to - since I write whatever my muses take me to at the moment, I can be slow working on one story when I'm caught up in trying to write another. It is my aim to post something at least once a week, but I apologise in advance if the fic/series you're waiting on isn't the one updated...

I generally write humourous (I can't seem to write anything that's completely serious anymore, but in the same vein, I don't write something that's completely comedic) paranormal/fantasy queer fiction - mostly slash, but also anything from femmeslash to genderqueer to transgender fiction, and any combination thereof. My two main 'verses are You Just Don't Want To Live Next Door to One (paranormal m/m romance) is a WIP chapter-fic and currently on hiatus, but not forgotten - while Death is Only a Theoretical Concept, and Many Other Stories (paranormal m/m romance) is a series of short stories/ficlets mostly following the characters of Steve and Abe, set in the 'dead centre' of Australia, Port Carmila.

A master post including links to everything else - mostly a whole bunch of short queered-up fantasy or paranormal stories - can be found here.

Please note that I update sparodically at best. I suffer from chronic wrist pain that makes using a computer or a notepad and pen uncomfortable at best and intolerable at worst, and writing after a day at work is often more than I can handle. Please keep in mind that you're reading works that might not be updated for a long period of time, or in an irregular fashion - I really appreciate your understanding in this regard. Requests for more aren't going to make me write any faster, as much as I'm flattered that more is wanted!

Right now I'm back to surrendering my online life in the name of trying to heal my wrists and fingers, and won't be able to update stories or respond to comments while my hands are splinted. Thank you for your understanding in this. :)

Author's Notes:

I'm a non-binary femme transmasculine queer person. I'm attracted to femininity in varying measures and everyone who defies the gender binary. I have a chronic pain condition that interferes with my lives on and offline. For some reason, I like to write and blog about all of these things. (No idea why I want to spend so much of my time ranting about oppression and discrimination. Oh, wait...) I am geeky, nitpicky, for marriage equality, pro-choice, pro-stem-cell-research, pro-euthanasia, childfree, and green-ish, except where I'm not good at cutting back on electricity usage...
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