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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
Communities: Telanu's Homepage
URL: Her LJ (deleted entries), 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 a popular, prolific, and influential slash and femslash writer.

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

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

Their 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]

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

In 2017: Telanu commented on some of their The Devil Wears Prada fics:

She Likes a Prizefight,” my first story in the fandom, wrote itself over just a couple of days. The story was post-canon, about how Miranda and Andy started their relationship after Andy left Runway. Then the stories just kept showing up in my head.

Here’s the best example I can think of that shows what femslash fandom is about. In 2007, I wrote a DWP fic titled Truth and Measure, which weighs in at over 250K words and to date stands as the longest single work I’ve ever written. By far. Nearly 9 years later, I still get comments and feedback on it, both from first time readers and readers who have read it multiple times. Femslash fandoms might not be big compared to some, but they’re dedicated, passionate, and close-knit. [2]




  1. ^ The One Ring Challenge (accessed 29 August 2012) (via WBM)
  2. ^ from I Am Femslash: The Person Whose Calls You Always Take