Hello to anyone who has stumbled upon my journal. My name is Caitlin and I am a university student from Sydney, Australia. I have been involved in the Harry Potter fandom since 2004 alternating between fanfiction and roleplay. Harry Potter is my fandom of choice and I will rarely move out of it.
I will mostly use this livejournal to post fics and discuss fic progress. Occasionally I will post other matters and feel free to send a friend request if you have a reason to know me.
As for writing I love character development. I love complex characters who are unlike the norm. To me, writing is about escapism. It is about entering and writing a world unlike what you encounter. In general, this is the rule I follow for both roleplay and fanfiction. This is why the characters I write are normally the darker side of human nature because it is something different and I love exploring what can make someone act in a particular way. It does not mean I support those characters and what they do, but my number one rule is to emphasise the notion that these are fictional characters.
My focus is often Death Eaters, Blacks with only a few rare exceptions. I generally comply with canon almost to a fault or what could conceivably fit into canon. However, I have been known to write AU, but only within reason. For every change to a canon personality there is an explanation. For example, I have written an AU Tom who is different only because he was raised by Merope. Pairings are similar. I prefer canon at least in the background and I am critical of ones that cannot fit into canon or require OOC behaviour.
Main Characters: Bellatrix, Voldemort, Narcissa, Lucius, Andromeda, Rodolphus, Druella, Merope, Theodore, Draco, Tom Riddle Sr, Hannah, Pansy, Rita, Minerva, Theodore, Millicent Bagnold, Dorcas Meadowes, other Blacks (other than Sirius or Regulus), other Death Eaters, other Slytherins
Favourite Pairings: Bella/Voldemort, Bella/Rodolphus, Lucius/Narcissa, Draco/Astoria, Draco/Pansy, Pansy/Theodore, Andromeda/Slytherins, Albus/Gellert, Hannah/Neville, Andromeda/Ted, canon Black ships, Minerva/Dougal, Bella/Barty, Minerva/Elphinstone, Minerva/Dougal, Tom Sr/Cecille, Tom/Druella, Druella/Cygnus, Slytherin character/Slytherin character
Least Favourite Pairings: Slytherin/Gryffindor ships (with the exception of Snilly, but including Draco/Harry, Voldemort/Harry, Voldemort/Hermione, Draco/Hermone, Draco/Ginny) incest (with the exception of Amycus/Alecto, Morfin/Merope, Rodolphus/Rabastan and older generation Blacks), Harry/Hermione, Sirius/Remus, Bellatrix/Snape, Bellatrix/Lucius.
Favourite Eras: I love Riddle Era because of my inner history nerd, but Trio Era and Marauder Era are also my main focus. I find next gen quite dull.