About My Journey Into Fandom

In January 2016, after the release of the final book in The Borders War series, I found myself completely and utterly burnt out.

I didn't think I'd ever write another word again.

Fast forward a whole two weeks later and I was hitting "post" on my first Malec (Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood) fanfic in the Shadowhunters universe.

Since then, I've been blessed to make new friends, fall in with a group of people who love Malec as much as I do, and pump out almost 500,000 words on Archive of Our Own under the pseudonym "otppurefuckingmagic."

I've learned that my journey into fandom isn't traditional by any means since I'd been published for four years before I started writing Malec fanfic, but I wouldn't change a thing.

I've included links below for some of my favorite fics. If you want to talk Malec with me, you can find me on Twitter or Tumblr. Happy reading!

In the Sin Bin fanart by @shirmirart

In the Sin Bin fanart by @shirmirart


In the Sin Bin

A sports AU

As the goalie for the New York City Blazing Angels, Alec Lightwood thinks he's finally found the team he can go all the way to the championship cup with. Then his agent and financial advisor are arrested for stealing their clients' money, and Alec is forced to take on a side job doing endorsement deals, plus find a way to trust his new agent--Magnus Bane.

Alec hates Magnus the first time he sets eyes on him.

Magnus hates Alec more.

But they're going to have to find some way to work together if Alec is going to make it to the championship.


Canon Divergent

Magnus disappears on a Thursday. There’s too much Alec remembers about that day.

These Beautiful Love Games

Canon Fluff

The thing is, Alec doesn’t know how to ask to be touched.

(or Alec finds a copy of Hafiz poems in Magnus’ loft, and it changes everything.)