Candrakanta
hide bio
PM . Follow . Favorite
Joined 03-30-10, id: 718465, Profile Updated: 04-01-10
Author has written 9 stories for Fantasy, Historical, Young Adult, and Fantasy.

भो एकात्मा नमस्तुभ्यं सिद्धो ऽहं त्वत्प्रसादतः

पश्याम्यहं जगत्सर्वं न मां पश्यति कश्चन

Hail, One-spirit! Homage to thee!

I am Perfected by thy Purity --

For I myself see all the world,

. . . but nobody sees me.

I am not a poet; I am a scholar. My heart lies in my head and tongue and hands. I come from a part of the world as near the mountains as the sea, with plentiful rivers and dense forested areas. My love of nature is deep and abiding, but it grows alongside a strong foundation in sociocultural historical studies and an abiding love for oral-based epic literature (Old Testament included). I cannot say when I began writing stories, but I know I began creating languages and writing systems in about the sixth grade. Language has been a deep passion of mine, and I have been wont, on occasion, to create a purely theoretical grammar system out of thin air, in a moment of boredom.

This being said, I am no genius, and while taking solace in dear Toller's successes, I am nonetheless keenly aware of the gaps and blunders in my writing. My spelling, for instance, is far from standard. I have a tendency in out-of-story passages to revert to my own spelling system, which mixes British and American rules with such archaisms as supplanting Vs with Us. Moreover, I may occasionally mix in 'Elizabethanisms' (the proper use of 'thee' and 'thou') or Quakerspeak (the cuter but less useful way to use 'thee'). This is a carryover from my everyday speech patterns, and is not reflective of any desire for pomposity or pretence.

My main work is centred around a fantasy world, but the stories that comprise it are not typically fantastical, in the strictest sense. I tend to take the approach of letting the story determine its own stylistic elements. Several of my stories, for instance, read much like historical fiction -- with the obvious difference that the history in question sprouted out of my own noggin. Others fall under the category of High Fantasy, and others are quite Folksy. For this reason, I do not consider my writing as FANTASY, for it better falls under the larger umbrella category of SPECULATIVE FICTION (see TV Tropes).

Much of what I enter here is fragmentary in nature. I will order them chronologically, upon entry. I may also include my 'Storystarters' — the beginnings of independent tales, with incomplete endings or my few short stories (which, I will warn you in advance, are not). I may also submit bits of foreign language poetry, so please bear with, as some may be difficult to translate. However, if the language is not real, I will certainly translate.

Oh, and one more thing. This is a FanFiction site. And I am submitting work written around original, self-generated materials. This would be utterly contradictory, had not my world itself been fashioned around earlier story ideas arising from earlier FanFictions that gradually took on a life of their own. Many of these FanFictions are based around very unusual materials (the Kalevala, for instance, or the Mahabharata), but don't be startled if you see elements of more familiar stories (such as Beowulf, the Bible, or the Lord of the Rings).

Thank you for your patience, and please, enjoy!

Post scriptum.

Many of my Storystarters are labelled as "OPEN." Any persons wishing to expand upon these texts are strongly encouraged to do so — it is an honor to my work. I only ask that such persons let me know what they are doing, and share the results. If such an expansion is published, I ask only for a brief acknowledgement. I may even go so far as to expand on incomplete languages, as required.

However, the contents of my central Story, along with stories that lack this demarcation, remain off-limits.

Thank you for your consideration.

The Bad News Bible by Galadriel of Lothlorien reviews
In the beginning there was the Word and the Word was God - a pretty clueless God who, being bored, ended up inventing the universe. This new look on the age old story shows that the Bible is far from good news...
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 52,584 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/3/2011 - Published: 1/21/2010
Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Twofold: A Midland Saga
Twin half-brothers, Armaga & Fiarne, are of different worlds - Fiarne a prince, Armaga seemingly a farmer's son. Orphaned, they are sent to the Institution, a school for boys. Both will achieve greatness - but their paths could not be more different.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,908 - Updated: 4/10/2010 - Published: 4/8/2010
Seppo & Seija
Inspired by the Kalevala and an overload of Sanskrit epic exposure. This epic love story follows Seija, a high-spirited Finnish woman, and her husband, who is presumed lost at sea on a voyage to win Seija's brother a wife. Magic weaving dream sequences!
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,563 - Published: 4/9/2010
A World Divided: Storystarter reviews
The daughter of the High King, Khala grew up in a closed world unaware of the divided status of her people. Unexpectedly thrust into the position of the High Queen, can she change the ways of her people?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,131 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/5/2010
The Tale of Andalusha
Andalusha is a girl of Shibuda, the land of the Tashib war-lords. Out in the desert live nomadic Kajhib, who are dreaded and reviled by her people. These two worlds collide, and Andalusha finds herself among nomads, as she learns to be true to herself.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Spiritual - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,581 - Published: 4/4/2010
The Blythe Bunch reviews
Three formerly home-schooled, brilliant kids shake up the balance of their local high school.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,518 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/2/2010
Halifax: Storystarter
Typical fantasy, sans magic. Halifax runs away from a horrid suitor and joins a 'tinker'/bard , a 'stablehand'/prince , a Druid in hiding, and a nobleman with high aspirations. Together, these five must carry a crucial message to their King. July 2004.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,158 - Published: 4/1/2010
Aetios: Storystarter
Aetios stands to inherit his father's fortune, but upon buying & freeing Sholeh Azara, he falls in love, and the resulting romance is a threat to his entire family. Her brother meanwhile struggles with a mistress of Biblical proportions. April 2004. OPEN.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 1,247 - Published: 4/1/2010
Arete and the House of Suitors reviews
Arete is a quiet, obedient girl from a merchant household in Roman-occupied Greece. When she falls in love with Marcus, a soldier, her entire life turns upside down. Precautionary rating. March 2005. This story is OPEN.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,777 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/1/2010
Ailidh: A Short Story
This was my first - and ultimately successful - attempt at writing a short story. It is a folksy tale - cute, perchance, but hardly original - about the consequences of an evil plot by an old woman who couldn't stand her own family's happiness. May 2004.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,392 - Published: 4/1/2010 - Complete