Diana Williams

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Name: Diana Williams
Alias(es): dkwilliams
Type: Fanwriter, Vidder, Archivist, Moderator
Fandoms: X-Files, Sentinel, Highlander, Harry Potter, Due South, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Donald Strachey Mysteries, Big Eden, Quantum Leap, Batman, Star Wars, Torchwood, Sherlock_(BBC)
Communities:
Other:
URL: http://diana.slashcity.com
http://video.inkquill.com
Diana's Youtube Channel [1],
http://archiveofourown.org/users/dkwilliams/works
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Diana began writing fanfiction at an early age - at 8, when she wrote a story in Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" universe.[2] She didn't know it was fanfiction, she just knew that she wanted more stories about the characters. She also didn't realize it was fanfiction when she and her best friend wrote Dark Shadows stories, inserting themselves into new plots in what were probably the worst Mary Sue stories ever. She also wrote original (unpublished) stories through her mid-twenties centering around a space colony of Welsh refugees, but abandoned writing upon marriage when her (now ex-) husband told her she had no writing talent.

Thirteen years later, following her separation from aforementioned husband, Diana rediscovered her love of writing and The X-Files at the same time. Today, she is still writing, as well as vidding, and vows to someday find the time to go back to those original stories.

Writing

Diana's first adult fandom was The X-Files in 1997, shortly after the first movie came out. Her first stories in that fandom were short Mulder/Scully stories, followed by Mulder/Skinner stories as she discovered slash via Xanthe's Subterfuge.[3] Then she plunged into writing the "Chains" universe, stories set around an exclusive BDSM club in D.C.; both of the current stories in this universe are unfinished WIPs at present.

Her next fandom was The Sentinel, where she began a series of stories set in an Alternate Universe called "Tales of the Jungle" as well as a few shorter pieces. She also dabbled a bit with Star Wars, writing an AU version of "A New Hope" as well as another series set in the Prequel universe, plus some other stand-alone stories.

Highlander was the next fandom to catch her attention, and she wrote a couple of short stories, primarily for challenges, before embarking on what became her longest completed work. "Misconceptions", a Methos mpreg epic story, originally was planned to be ten chapters long but finally clocked in at 60 chapters. A sequel is planned but as yet is unwritten. However, a "ten years later" story has been added to the series. [4]

Towards the end of writing this epic, Diana discovered the Harry Potter, and has written over 30 stories in this fandom. The most recent is a reworking of "Gaudy Night" by Dorothy Sayers with a sequel in the works.

In 2004, Diana's writing tapered off, due to Real Life concerns that led to a bad case of writer's block. She has written a couple stories since, one-offs in various fandoms including Big Eden, Donald Strachey Mysteries, Quantum Leap, Batman, Stargate Atlantis,Torchwood. Recently, the block has been lifting and she has several stories in the works, including one in her newest fandoms, Sherlock_(BBC) and From Eroica With Love.

Key Works

Vidding

Diana learned about making music videos while in college working on her Bachelors in Journalism (Radio-TV-Film production) but never thought about using it in a fannish way until she attended Connexions in 2000 and saw the vids presented by Media Cannibals and Flamingo. It was love at first sight; she went home and bought vidding hardware/software off Ebay, starting on her first fandom vid. "You Can Leave Your Hat On" - a multifandom vid - debuted at Connexions the following year, and was well-received by the audience. Other popular vids have been "Your Mistake", a Sherlock Holmes vid, "Grace Kelly", a Stargate Atlantis vid, and an Alan Rickman tribute to "I'm Too Sexy". To date, Diana has made over 50 vids, some of which are available for download at the video site above, or streaming on Youtube . Her vidding fandoms are the same as her writing, with the addition of Due South, and Brokeback Mountain. She is currently working on vids in her newest fandom, Sherlock_(BBC).

Key Works

  • "You Can Leave Your Hat On" Multifandom (first vid)
  • "Grace Kelly" Stargate Atlantis
  • "Your Mistake" Sherlock Holmes
  • "I'm Too Sexy" Alan Rickman tribute
  • "Meet Me in the Dark" Brokeback Mountain
  • "Send in the Clowns" Sherlock BBC

References

  1. Diana's Youtube Channel [1]
  2. Laura Ingalls Wilder on Amazon[2]
  3. Subterfuge by Xanthe [3]
  4. "The Empty Nest"[4]
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