Penname: toooldforthis
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Member Since: July 07, 2020
Last Active: June 08, 2022
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Interested in mythology, heroism, gods and monsters, all that good stuff. Having come to fanfic last year, I find I love what it does to characters - transforms them from linear (if compelling) stories into shifting, folk-tale-like figures who change roles and stories constantly, while keeping what makes them themselves. There's no difference between Buffy fanfic and stories of the knights of the Round Table, or of Anansi, or Robin Hood! 

My first fic, 'World Enough, and Time', is basically about this idea. My stories are plot-heavy, chock-full of references to folktales and classic literature, and are all about mythological themes. IRL, I'm a landscape painter.

I publish traditional drawings and fic illustrations on my Tumblr.

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Summary: They're so near and yet so far away.
 
A post-series reunion oneshot.
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Canon-Compliant, Vignettes
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,584 Hit Count: 781 ePub Downloads: 27
Published: June 05, 2021 Updated: June 05, 2021
Summary: He knew evil – understood evil. Evil was a thing of humankind. The Good People were no such thing; they understood as little of morality as they did of airplane engineering, or taxes. In the stories they were cruel and generous by turns, took what they wanted and cast it aside uncaring, and the rules they obeyed were strange and unfathomable. Rules of home and hearth, of salt, blood and running water, of cold iron and ceremony.
 
Above all, though, they always kept their bargains.
 

 
A alternative S5, starting from just after Triangle. This story is about fairies - but definitely not the Tinkerbell kind. The kind that are much older, and bloodier, and have teeth
 
Be careful what you wish for.
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality, High Fantasy
Characters: Anya, *Buffy, Dawn, Ensemble, Giles, Joyce, Other, *Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, HEA/HFN, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 22,249 Hit Count: 2,240 ePub Downloads: 33
Published: June 08, 2021 Updated: August 31, 2021
Summary: “You came back wrong,” he told her, all those years ago. He was right, but it took them a very long time to realise exactly what that meant. It meant a hundred more apocalypses, a thousand battles. It meant a journey, a prophecy, a war. They’d lose one other, and find their way back, and choose, again and again. And all the while, the earth was failing.
 
There are a lot more people than you think who are here for the long haul – like, the really long haul. This is a story about two of them.
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Canon-Compliant, Vignettes
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Prophecy, Romance
Warnings: Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 23,442 Hit Count: 2,695 ePub Downloads: 106
Published: February 28, 2021 Updated: March 06, 2021