author of Joss Whedon: The Biography. mtv lifer.
i watch a lot of television. a lot.
and i talk about fandom and television in general a lot.
when not slacking off, i'm rambling at
(not as much lately)

Sorry for the random question, but is your fanfic still online anywhere? [crosses fingers] I really hate it when great older stories just disappear!

oh, you are so kind!

i put many of them up at AO3 

If there’s something that you were looking for but it’s not up, please let me know :)


it doesn’t matter how many “pretend to be dating” fics i read, i’m always fucking in it headfirst every time and i fall for that shit every time. i know the pattern i know the plot twists i know what’s gonna happen but every single fucking time i’m fucking on the edge of my seat wide-eyed whispering like “what’s gonna happen are they gonna fall in love” to myself like of course they are you fucking idiot this happens EVERY TIME but as soon as i see the description and it’s like “x person and x person pretend to do the dating” it’s eternal sunshine of the stupidest fucking mind over here

You know, sometimes I write really damn good stories.

This fact brought to you by my current state of rereading my fic on AO3 in order to avoid everything else that I need to do.

I saw stillscape’s “I Write Like” exercise and tried it with some of my writing that I’m particularly fond of. 

Apparently my Roswell fics echo the Italian mafia saga-ist Mario Puzo: blending into dull tableaux, Slipstream, held hostage, not even the rain, a hundred thousand million days.

And apparently I have some Chuck Palahniuk tendencies as well: One Day in the Future (Roswell), Something Beautiful (Beautiful Girls), some magic (Gilmore Girls) and the apocalyptic assassin story that haunts my brain.

My one Parks ficlet (Delicate Diplomatic Relations) is like Nabokov, the never-ending Doorway (BtVS) is like Charles Dickens, and the preface of the Joss biog is like HP Lovecraft. Hrm. Okay.


So sometimes you whine enough about how there should totally be a fic where Sheriffs Stilinski and Mars are so TOTALLY buddies and Stiles had a crush on Veronica forever and then your friend writes it for you.

OMFG. Despite all the Teen Wolf fic I’ve read for our contest, I don’t generally read TW fic. But Teen Wolf + Veronica Mars crossover fic? I immediately put life on hold to go read it.

It’s SO SO GOOD. Go put your life on hold and read it!

How To Sleep In the Dark (Teen Wolf/Veronica Mars)


Starting doing things for people by doing this drabble for amypop. (It mentions Leslie’s hair! I’m sorry! But it comes out of the episode, I swear!)

Deleted/AU scene for 3x13, “The Fight”: Andy lets a vital piece of information slip

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This makes my Andy-spilling-the-beans-to-Leslie heart so, so happy!

Title: Delicate Diplomatic Relations
Characters/Ships: Leslie/Ben
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1052
Summary: Just a little S4 snippet, post-“The Comeback Kid”
Notes: Despite being a flaily Parks fangurl, this is my first real P&R fic. Thanks to judygrimes, whatschutney and very-ish for the encouragement.

(Because, really Ben, as much as I love you, I’m not being lead around on a chain.)


I don’t know if anyone has ever done this before but, here ya go… The Different Types of Fanfiction! 

I probably left a few out, but these are the most common, compared to their base fiction’s canon plot. Enjoy! XD


Alas, we will NOT find out Ben Wyatt’s fanfiction pseudonym. Michael Schur said so.

Because, yes, I asked. 

Damn you, Michael Schur!



We had no idea that within 10 days of announcing the contest that we’d have over 10,000 entries and trust us, we read them all. We have delved into AUs and inspired character backstories, hung with Mary Sues and yes, read a lot about a sourwolf and the people that love him.
Our Teen Wolf fans are brilliant, creative and just a little crazy (which is how we love you).
It was much harder to choose a winner than we expected. There have been many heated discussions filled with impassioned pleas by the judges for their favorite stories. And there’s been even more chest-clutching descriptions of scenes to one another, because sometimes we can’t even either. Really, you blew us away with your stories.
We’re very excited and happy to announce that the Teen Wolf Fan Fiction Contest winner is Rianna Elliott for “Side Effects” (we’ll publish it here soon for your reading pleasure). It’s an incredibly moving backstory for Stiles and his mom that is compelling, well-written, and we loved how it tied so beautifully into the last season of Teen Wolf.
We also want to award Honorable Mention to five stories that we absolutely loved. The authors will receive a special Teen Wolf prize package:

  • Spark
  • Hitting the Motherlode
  • Leave Your Window Open
  • The Care and Feeding of Stiles Stilinski
  • Werewolves of London (2012)