Skin Changer

Penname: Katarr [Contact]
Real name: Robin Member Since: 19 May 2017
Membership status: Administrator

Born in 1961. I grew up on classic science fiction and comic books. Most of my favorite material is predictable - original Star Trek, Farscape, (new) Battlestar, (new) Who and anything by Joss Whedon.

I really only discovered Fan Fiction at the beggining of 2014. My first ship was Batman / Wonder Woman. It's a combination you didn't even know you were missing out on until you first experience it. As luck would have it, that inadvertnatly led me to a great Batgirl / Harley Quinn romance called "Psalm of the Lark" by JessicaX. One of the best fics I'd ever read, so of course I had to read everything else JessicaX had written, except for a little story called "Min Søster Bursdagskake". Elsanna? What the hell? That doesn't make sense at all.... until I finally broke down and read it. I get a little taste and want some more, which led me to "Locked Away" by J. Peterson. To paraphrase a line from one of her other stories, "...the moment the whole world went Technicolor...". I was done for.

Things went crazy from there. I am scouring the net for Elsanna stories and content. I find the Elsanna Reddit and notice recurring requests for recommendations. Hey, I have some skills... maybe I could help with that? Instead of writing stories, I am spending time indexing content in a database. If that wasn't bad enough, MPSantiago comes along and somehow convinces me that we should build an Elsanna Art Archive on Tumblr. Tumblr? I've never even understood Tumblr. It didn't matter. We figure it out, and my partner in crime is content producing machine, so the end result is amazing. At that point it becomes cause and effect. I love Copper, so build an archive. Do an interview? Hook up with Fruipit and the Elsanna Positivity Project. Someone on is complaining about adult content from some of my favorite authors? Oh, hell no! The great thing about shipping Elsanna is the fans. If my math is correct, each Elsanna fan is literally one-in-a-million. That leads to having some really great people willing to work hard towards a common goal. MPSantiago and Fruipit didn't even blink when I pulled them into this. They may regret that in the future when Frozen 2 comes out, but for now, it's all good, and special. I follow other ships, and I have yet to find one with the same magical blend of authors, artists and fans that we have here. I guess that's why I'm here and why I'll stay.

By the way, if you managed to make it this far, then that little story will explain why we host some non-Elsanna content. It's my way of giving a special perk to our Elsanna authors. One single story led me to this end because I like the way someone writes. Someday, maybe something posted here will lead someone else to a new passion, and that thought makes me smile.

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Gender: male
Reddit ID: /u/Katarrthefirst
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