Slipping the surly bonds of earth...

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Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunwards I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds – and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of; wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sun-lit silence. Hovering there
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air;
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
Where never lark nor even eagle flew;
And while, with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
(John Gillespie Magee, 1922-41)

Usually it feels as though the surly bonds of earth intend to hold me fast - one day I hope my soul may remember how to soar. Writing fanfic has lent wings to my creativity, and for that I am profoundly grateful.

Most of my stories revolve around the character of Lucius Malfoy. Why Lucius? Well, he represents an archetype that has haunted my dreams as long as I can remember. That disturbs me. Those internally uncomfortable places tend to yield the richest learning, and writing fiction allows a deeper engagement than critical analysis alone. Seeing the world through his eyes, seeing him through those who challenge him, forces me to grapple with my own issues with power: personal, sexual, political and financial. And he’s a lot of fun to write!

Those who are interested will find a small collection of shortish stories here, and my major project Invictus here.

Elsewhere in the fandom I’m Chthonia, or chthonia9.

And that’s probably enough of me. But heck, you wouldn’t be looking at this page if you weren’t interested, would you?

PS For anyone who needs to know, I am (well) over 18.

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