"To me, the greatest pleasure in writing is not what it's about, but the inner music the words make." - Truman Capote
Welcome to Credo De Muse.
I created this website as platform for me to publish and store my completed works.
Writing is cathartic. It is also infinitely powerful. Writing is about creation, conceiving something from nothing, translating a mere idea into a work of art.
It is also beautiful, something to be admired and treasured to the best of our abilities.
Writing is my life, literally. I don't write for a living but I do indeed hope to one day be able to devote myself completely to it. A story, like music and any form of art, has the ability to reach out and touch us in the very depths of our soul. It has the power to liberate us and transform us if we allow it to. And sometimes, when this world and the truth of our reality becomes too much to bear, it can transport us to another place and give us the respite we so desperately need.
Writing has sustained me through the darkest days of my life and it has brought me out relatively unscathed if not exactly undamaged. It is also what keeps me going; the light at the end of the tunnel if you will. And I want to share it with others that they may make of it whatever they will. If it makes a difference to just one person, then it would be all well worth it.
About Xena: Warrior Princess (the TV series)
So far, the fanfiction I have written are all based on the TV series Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2001). The show ended more than a decade ago but the impact it has left on me will probably last til the day I die.
It is a campy show and compared to the numerous tv series we have today, it was relatively unpolished and the quality did leave much to be desired at times. But some shows have a greater influence than others. And XWP was one of them. In an era where feminism was still struggling and failing to even the playing field for women, Xena succeeded on screen. Here was this woman, a warrior no less, who could not only hold her own but also wipe the floor with any and all men and/or women who stood in her way.
She was our hero. The one we could come home to and cheer on after we'd been trampled all over in school or at work. And to top it all off, she showed that love should never take a back seat to social norms and conventions. Love according to Xena wasn't strictly heterosexual or homosexual. It just was. It was loving someone for who they were, regardless of their gender or their past. That was a powerful message and the reason the show has gained such a huge following amongst the lesbian community. Because while everyone was still wrestling with the idea of love between two people of the same gender, Xena and Gabrielle showed that true love couldn't give a rat's ass about all that. And that, is the truest representation of all.
So yes. I love the show. It resonates with something deep within me and there is a part of me that is always hoping for Xena and Gabrielle to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after instead of the tragic ending that was Friends in Need.
I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much as I enjoyed writing them. And if you would like to contact me for whatever reason, you can email me here.