Penname: Wren Real name:
Member Since: May 29, 2016
Membership status: Member
Bio:

An Aussie.  Old enough to know better.  Got into QAF when S1 first aired here (2001).  Was hooked from the "unless you're Brian Kinney" moment.


The show has been one of the joys of my life ever since.


As someone who's always had gay friends and has lived through the days when gay dances were at risk of being raided by the police, has patched up my friends when they've been victims of gay bashings and lived through the early days of AIDS (which took way too many of those friends including my best friend, my soul brother, whose name ironically was Michael) the show struck chords with me on many levels.  But mainly because I know how much they would have loved it.  My lovely Michael and I would have argued endlessly over the show and the characters but he and all those others who died too soon would have loved to have seen this show which so bravely portrayed a range of gay characters, on network TV.  I've always tried to appreciate it a little more on their behalf.


I've been lucky enough to see both Gale Harold and Randy Harrison on stage and to have met a number of the cast.  I think they're an amazingly talented group. 


But I will say here what will be plain to anyone who's ever read just about anything I've ever written ...


I do not like Mikey. 


I have written diatribes on why I dislike him so much, but the short version is that I think he's totally self-absorbed and that his relationship with Brian is a toxic, not to say abusive, one.  (And I don't mean, as so many seem to think, that sweet little Mikey is Brian's victim, quite the contrary.)


If you are a  Mikey fan you will almost certainly not like the way I portray him and the way I interpret his canon actions.


I will place anti-Mikey warnings on my fics, and you should take them seriously.


 


I started writing back in 2002, and have been doing so more or less constantly ever since.  My stories are posted on my live journal, and on the Moonshadow Tribe website.


And I will gradually be posting them here.


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Stories by Wren
Summary:

Joan Kinney dies just before Christmas. Will this derail Brian's plans to spend Christmas with Gus and Justin in New York?

 

Joan Kinney with funereal border


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Emmett Honeycutt, Jennifer Taylor, Michael Novotny, Ted Schmidt
Tags: Christmas, Minor Character Death, Post-series
Genres: Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6408 Read Count: 236
[Report This] Published: Jan 15, 2017 Updated: Jan 15, 2017
Summary:

It's Christmas and Brian was planning on spending it with Gus in Toronto. Then Justin has an accident. What will Brian do now?

 

Deb in Christmas hat Justin and Brian with Gus


Categories: QAF US
Characters: None
Tags: Anti-Lindsay, Anti-Melanie, Christmas Eve, Post-series
Genres: None
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4419 Read Count: 594
[Report This] Published: Jan 15, 2017 Updated: Jan 15, 2017
Worth Celebrating by Wren Rated: A Liked [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

champagne and candles

 

Post S3 Justin gives himself a birthday present.

 


Categories: QAF US
Characters: None
Tags: Birthday
Genres: Could be Canon
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1651 Read Count: 336
[Report This] Published: Jan 14, 2017 Updated: Jan 14, 2017
Experiment by Wren Rated: M Liked [Reviews - 44]
Summary: Feature

I thought this story was very different from anything I'd read before. Very well written and could have easily been in the show. -SunshineSally

This was written immediately after S3 ended. It's canon friendly and deals with the aftermath of Stockwell's defeat and Brian's financial situation.


Categories: QAF US, Admin Pick
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor
Tags: Anti-Michael
Genres: Alternate Canon
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 141776 Read Count: 32630
[Report This] Published: May 29, 2016 Updated: Dec 16, 2016
Summary:

Justin has dreams of Christmas


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor, Original Character, Other Cast Regulars
Tags: Christmas, One-Shot
Genres: Magical/Supernatural
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8978 Read Count: 405
[Report This] Published: Dec 15, 2016 Updated: Dec 15, 2016
Christmas Fairies by Wren Rated: M Liked [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Brian gets a Christmas Wish


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor, Other Cast Regulars
Tags: Christmas
Genres: Magical/Supernatural
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4304 Read Count: 258
[Report This] Published: Dec 15, 2016 Updated: Dec 15, 2016
Summary:

An accident sends Gus and Justin to the hospital just before Christmas.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Gus Marcus-Peterson, Justin Taylor
Tags: Christmas Eve, Real Life Issues
Genres: Could be Canon, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4012 Read Count: 660
[Report This] Published: Dec 15, 2016 Updated: Dec 15, 2016
Summary:

An AU where Brian and Justin meet in college.  


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Justin Taylor
Tags: Christmas
Genres: Alternate Universe, Song Fic
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3648 Read Count: 375
[Report This] Published: Dec 15, 2016 Updated: Dec 15, 2016
Summary:

Post S5 in an AU where there is no JR (just purely because it simplified the plot).  Something has happened in Toronto and Brian gets a phone call that sends him into action.

 


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Gus Marcus-Peterson, Justin Taylor, Other Cast Regulars
Tags: Abuse/Child Abuse, Anti-Lindsay, Anti-Melanie, Christmas, Established Relationship, Post-series
Genres: Could be Canon, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5890 Read Count: 874
[Report This] Published: Dec 15, 2016 Updated: Dec 15, 2016
Summary:

A Christmas story about what can happen if you believe.


Categories: QAF US
Characters: Brian Kinney, Gus Marcus-Peterson, Justin Taylor, Other Cast Regulars
Tags: Christmas, M/M, One-Shot
Genres: Alternate Universe, Magical/Supernatural, Romance
Pairings: Brian/Justin
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 21997 Read Count: 402
[Report This] Published: Dec 15, 2016 Updated: Dec 15, 2016