manic_intent first began writing fanfic when she was 15, exclusively in Forgotten Realms, where she wrote a string of Mary Sues before suddenly seeing the Light, crawling back from the precipice of fanwriter insanity. She took a break from fandoms and resurfaced in the Pirates of the Caribbean fandom, and has been writing almost exclusively slash fanfiction to date. Her interest in concepts of humanity, justice, gender equality, politics and worldbuilding are common themes often revisited in her work.
The Gemini Affair  Fandom: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.Date: 2015Length: 47kGenre: Post-Canon
In the first month of being co-opted into working with Illya Kuryakin full time at U.N.C.L.E., Napoleon stole Illya’s father’s watch four times, twice out of spite, once out of drunken curiosity, and once out of sheer boredom. After the fourth time, Gaby sprained one of Napoleon’s fingers and threatened to do worse if he did it again.
“You are not a spy,” she told him firmly, dangling the watch out of reach as Napoleon curled in a wincing, fetal position on his Le Corbusier couch in his upstate apartment. “You are a thief with the self-control of a child. Now give me back my ring.”
“What ring?” Napoleon asked innocently, even through the pain.
“How fond are you of your nose?” Gaby shot back blandly.
Any Measure of Peace  Fandom: XMFC, CherikDate: 2011Length: 19k
Written for the prompt: "AU in which there was no beach divorce. Charles has been throwing himself at Erik, but Erik refuses to give in to his desires. Something about not wanting to sully Charles' happy life with his darkness. He's done some things, you see. Some very bad things. Charles, however, is nothing if not persistent. So he seduces Erik with everything he's got. Erik suffers an epic case of blue balls."
Never is a Promise  Fandom: The Avengers, Steve/TonyDate: 2012Length: 10kGenre: ABO, Bonding
Steve had to admit that he had some reservations about how the New Century handled the social balance between alphas and omegas.
A Losing Combination  Fandom: Overwatch, Jesse McCree/Hanzo ShimadaDate: 2016Length: 42kGenre: Backstory
“Do you know what you are here for?”
Jesse scratched behind his ear, a little thrown. This, right here, was why Jesse fucking hated going undercover. Talk, talk, talk. Usually, Jesse got bored very quickly, and when Jesse got bored, his trigger finger tended to get itchy. Besides, they’d confiscated his goddamned gun. That was a downright depressing thing to do to a man, that was.
“I’m here as hired muscle, yeah?”
“Yes,” Hanzo said disdainfully. “‘Hired muscle’. What do you know about me?”
Exceptional Circumstances  Fandom: Supernatural, DestielDate: 2012Length: 52kGenre: Wingfic
Dean negotiates with Michael instead of outright refusing. He has a year of borrowed angel mojo to set the world right. Can't be hard... right?
On Adventures and Other Forms of Conduct Unbecoming of a Wizard  Fandom: The HobbitDate: 2013Length: 51k
For as long as even the old Gaffer could remember there had been a wizard living in the hill at Bag End, overlooking the Shire. As wizards went, this one wasn't the wandering sort, always out to lure gentle folk out onto nasty adventures, or even the powerful kind, the sort that lived in high towers, reaching out into the ways of the world.
Kingmaker  Fandom: Kingsman: The Secret Service, HartwinDate: 2015Length: 49kGenre: Amnesia, Post-Canon
“Eggsy, I really don’t think-“ Merlin began, and stopped, because at that very moment, Eggsy walked right into a lamp post.
Across the street, at a sidewalk corner cafe, reading a paper, sandwich part-eaten on a plate, sleek, long legs crossed neatly under the table, was Harry Hart.
(Not Quite) Prince Charming  Fandom: The Hobbit , Bilbo Baggins/Thorin OakenshieldDate: 2013Length: 68kGenre: Modern AU
The problem, Bilbo would later tell Gandalf in aggrieved irritation, was not so much the unannounced visitors, oh no, but the fact that due to the lateness of the hour and sheer merciless fate, it came to be that at the respectable age of forty, Bilbo was being introduced to a real, live king while wearing striped pyjamas and fluffy slippers.
Basic Instincts  Fandom: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemDate: 2016–2017Length: 49kGenre: ABO, Canon Divergence
“Who are you?” Graves demanded hoarsely.
“I’m Newt. Scamander. Err. Pleased to meet you. I mean, I would’ve been pleased to meet you, under normal circumstances.”
“Scamander.” Graves frowned to himself. For someone who was supposedly in a bad rut, he seemed perfectly in control. “Your accent, it’s British. Any relation to Theseus Scamander? Head of the DMLE?”
“I’m his younger brother.”
“Are you an Auror?”
“No. I’m a magizoologist.”
Graves exhaled, exasperated. “A what? Is this a rescue or are you a hostage?”
“Sort of neither,” Newt admitted.