Shiva is a Daria fan who in 2012 turned into a writer of Daria fanfics, posts under the name Shiva-J at Fanfiction.net. In RL, he lives in Indiana with a cat named Whiskey and outside the Daria-fandom, he enjoys watching movies, playing video and computer games, reading, and collecting Buddha statues and Nutcrackers. The first episode that he saw was That Was Then, This Is Dumb and became an instant fan.
In terms of fanfic style, Shiva has proven fond of unusual 'ships (despite being a self-declared fan of Daria/Tom), mixing genres, and doing multiple series at the same time.
Despite his relatively recent entry into writing fan fiction, Shiva is easily one of the most prolific Daria fan fiction writers ever. The sheer volume of his work, as well as the quality of his writings, have made Shiva easily comparable to some of the most acclaimed Daria fandom writers of all (such as The Angst Guy, to whom Shiva has been deemed his "spiritual successor").
Daria Fanfiction List
- As Though She Had Done It All Before...: When Daria dies after a long life she finds herself a teenager again in her Esteem class, but her memory fades and things are playing out differently, and where is Jane...?
- Darkeresteemers (FF.net version (complete collection)): What if instead of meeting Jane in the Self-Esteem course, Daria met a teenage Brian Taylor instead? Originally a series of shorts.
- Invertedverse, where everyone's roll is turned on its head.
- Losers No More: After the infamous Grove Hills visit, Graham has a breakthrough and reconnects with David but find themselves isolated from their peers, the solution? Go to Lawndale High! FIN.
- Mack the Esteemer: On her first day at Lawndale Daria bumps into fellow prisoner of the Esteem course... Mack! Ongoing!
- Unexpected Hookup: When Ronnie bumps into Daria at one of Brittany's parties, they discover something truly unexpected... Each other.
Iron Chef Contributions
Scenes that Should Not Be
Scenes that Should Be
Daria Fanworks Award Wins
2012 Daria Fanworks Awards
- Favorite Romance – Straight for Unexpected Hookup #1: First Taste
- Favorite Romance – Gay/Lesbian (tie) for Ethan Yeager in Lawndale #1: Ethan Yeager Rising
- Favorite Use of a Background or Supporting Character from the Television Series (tie) for Ethan Yeager in Lawndale #1: Ethan Yeager Rising
- Favorite Weird Idea for The Adventures of Nurse Goodnsexy
- Favorite New Series (split vote) for Mack the Esteemer & Unexpected Hookup
- Favorite New Author