Diane Castle

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Name: Diane Castle
Alias(es): DianeCastle
Type: fanwriter
Fandoms: Buffy the Vampire Slayer crossovers.
Communities: Twisting the Hellmouth, Whateley Academy
URL: Author profile at Twisting the Hellmouth; Profile On Whateley Academy wiki
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Diane Castle is a fan-writer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer crossovers, who has posted more than three million words of fiction to Twisting the Hellmouth since 2011.[1] She is also a prolific poster to the Whateley Academy community. Her TTH profile says:

Diane Lynn Castle is best known (on the Internet, at least) for her work in the Whateley Universe. She is the author of the Phase, Aquerna, and Fractious stories.

Her Whateley Academy profile says:

Diane Castle is a relatively late addition to the canon authors, having been invited to join in October 2007 Announcement on the Crystal Hall Forums after submitting a fanfic called The Turks or the Geek, which was later accepted into Canon. Following this, Diane took over the character of Phase from ScramblerJ. Since then, she has also created the characters Aquerna, Fractious and Mimeo and is currently one of the more prolific authors. She's married with teenage children, and lives in an undisclosed location in Oregon. She has a PhD, and appears to be a high level consultant; she's really really smart and able to explain things really well. She also filks; reading the Skin-horse archives will produce the occasional gem (she comments as deecee).

Most of her longer work is in series, although there are some stand-alone works.

Her fiction has been received very positively, with more than 14,000 reviews and nearly 1100 recommendations on TTH. Her most popular story, The Secret Return of Alex Mack has its own fandom and a large body of fanfic by other authors. This fandom is referred to as The Teraverse by fans and authors.

Fan Comments

Example Fanworks

  • A Brane of Extraordinary Women "It all started when Hermione Granger received a prophecy and had to find women all across the multiverse." - 7 stories, multiple crossovers.
  • Xander and the New 'Verse; "Three years after the fall of Sunnydale, Xander Harris is in a bar, and something that isn’t human just walked in. It has to be a demon, right? Even if this is Colorado Springs…" - 2 stories, Buffy/Stargate crossover.
  • Harry Potter and the Deadly Heller; "At the end of Book 6, Ginny Weasley was in a lot of trouble despite that felix felicis potion. And then she got the most bizarre bit of luck…" - Buffy/Harry Potter crossover
  • The Reality-Theory Convergence; " It was inevitable. Two worlds would eventually overlap. And it would all start with a job interview outside a demolished building." - Buffy/Big Bang Theory crossover.
  • Xendra; "It’s Halloween, and Xander lost a bet. Unfortunately, Willow has an idea to help him out." Buffy/Xena: Warrior Princess crossover, 2012-2019


  1. ^ As of February 2017