I am actively writing fanfics for Total Drama Island
, which is (allegedly) a children's cartoon show. (Originally a parody of Survivor
, if you're not familiar with it.) I am 53 years old, which probably makes me the world's oldest fanfic writer for this show. My wife, 47, may be the world's second-oldest. Unlike so many fanfic writers, I don't aspire to write professionaly.
This was a situation where age has its advantages. When I posted my first story on a single-fandom wiki dedicated to fanfics for this show, none of the kids there had seen fanfics in anything like my "old school" writing style, and my story took the wiki by storm. I have since become an admin on the site and am known as the site's foremost "dark" writer.
The fact is, I never intended to write stories. It all started when I got an idea for a truly weird crossover: "What if Gilbert and Sullivan
had written Total Drama Island
?" That doesn't have an original plot, though, so it's technically an adaptation of TDI but is really more a work of scholarship than anything else.
Anyway, whilst I was setting a verse for this compilation, a plot bunny popped in from out of the blue, and the rest is history. I've since written a second short story, two vignettes for an anthology, and I'm currently working on a Door Stopper
reimagining of Total Drama's
first season. This remake is unusual for, among other things, the fact that I assume no prior knowledge at all on the part of the reader. I introduce the characters as if the reader has never heard of Total Drama
. Reader response was enthusiatic, to put it mildly.
By the by, I have launched works pages on this very wiki for several of my stories, including the G&S crossover. See my Troper page for a complete listing.