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But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions -- it is by grace you have been saved. (Ephesians 2:4, 5)

Hopefully, at some point I will post some works on here. In the meantime:

My greatest hobby is reading. Fantasy has been my favorite genre for most of my life, but I love to analyse it and make connections between it and the histories, philosophies, and characters of the real world. C.S. Lewis is likely my favorite author, though there are many others I enjoy (Megan Whalen Turner and Diana Wynne Jones, to name a couple). I'm not even going to try to write a list of my favorite books -- suffice to say it's extensive!

Oddly, though, most of my favorite stories on this website come from movies and TV shows -- Star Wars and BBC Merlin, most notably. These are media that I often have trouble watching because the dialogue is cringy (Star Wars), the plotting is awful (Merlin), etc. And yet, as categories, their fanfiction is some of the best out there because the concepts at the core of these stories are so fascinating. The original workers of the material didn't always work these concepts to their full potential of storytelling-- and that is where the fans have stepped in with fanfiction, to nurse the established relationships and settings into beautiful fullness. Some fandoms, such as Tolkien, do not lend themselves as easily to good AU stories because the original material is already so good.

The fics in my "favorites" folder are: complete (unfinished stories make me sad), do not contain slash or incest, have largely correct grammar, and do not include explicit sexual scenes. Some of them are quite violent, though, and at least one has a passel of curse words, so be aware of ratings and so on.

God bless!

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