|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|
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Diana began writing fanfiction at an early age - at 8, when she wrote a story in Laura Ingall's "Little House" universe. She didn't know it was fanfiction; she just knew that she wanted more stories about the characters. She didn't realize it was fanfiction when she and her best friend in high school 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 She also wrote original (unpublished) stories through her mid-twenties, most of them centering around a space colony of Welsh refugees, but abandoned writing upon marriage when her (now ex-)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. She started off writing a couple Mulder/Scully stories, then stumbled upon a Mulder/Skinner slash story by Xanthe and never looked back. Today, she is still writing, as well as vidding, and vows to someday find the time to go back to those original stories.
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. Then she plunged into 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.
Towards the end of writing this epic, Diana discovered the Harry Potter, and has written over 30 stories in this fandom.
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, and Stargate Atlantis. Recently, the block has been lifting and she has several stories in the works, including one in her newest fandom, Torchwood.
- Chains of Desire & Forging the Chains X-Files (WIP)
- Misconceptions Highlander
- Life While There's Hope Star Wars Original Trilogy
- The Courtship of Harry Potter Harry Potter. Often cited as the definitive courtship story in the fandom
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 Imeem . Her vidding fandoms are the same as her writing, with the addition of Sherlock Holmes, Stargate SG-1, Due South, and Brokeback Mountain. She is currently working on new vids in her newest fandom, Torchwood.
- "You Can Leave Your Hat On" Multifandom (first vid)
- "Grace Kelly" Stargate Atlantis
- "Your Mistake" Sherlock Holmes
- "I'm Too Sexy" Alan Rickman tribute