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Name: Telanu
Alias(es): somniesperus
Type: Fan Writer, fandom starter
Fandoms: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Deadwood, The Devil Wears Prada, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Petshop Of Horrors, Sherlock Holmes, Star Wars/The Phantom Menace, Teen Titans
URL: Her LJ (deleted), her website: The Rag and Bone Shop (archived), her page (fic has been removed); some of her fic is at the AO3
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Telanu is an popular, prolific, and influential slash and femslash writer.

With her first Snarry story, A Most Disquieting Tea, she practically created the now very large Harry/Snape pairing in Harry Potter fandom. (There were Harry/Snape stories before her Tea Series started, but many fans of the pairing credit the Tea series with their recruitment.)

Her writing was important in Pet Shop of Horrors fandom, and between her prolific writing in the fandom, and her advocacy, she's pretty much the BNF in the small-but-growing Devil Wears Prada femslash fandom.

Her Lord of the Rings darkfic 'No Windows' (now removed from the web), in which Gandalf takes the Ring and becomes a new Dark Lord, was the inspiration for The One Ring Challenge.[1]

She archived most of her stories on her own site and had a strong presence on Some of her work is now offline; a smaller subsection can be found on AO3.


  1. The One Ring Challenge (accessed 29 August 2012) (via WBM)