Welcome to my X-men Blog!

October 17, 2012

Welcome to ErinJensen.wordpress.com! This site is for my fan fiction (under the pen name “Niralle”), and blogs relating to the stories of the X-men universe, which I spend too much time obsessing about. I’ll be adding pictures, fan art, and more blogs as I go.

My fan fiction is supported by fanfiction.net, with others like wattpad.com and archiveofourown.org.

My X-men Fan Fiction has over 450 reviews!

“X-men: World of Gray” has almost reached 160,000 hits on its three mainstreams sites, fanfiction.net, wattpad.com and archiveofourown.org and has over 450 reviews.

If you feel you need an X-men fill before May 23rd, check it out here.

worldofgray-coverHere are some comments from other readers:

“Wonderful read, and this is coming from someone that hasn’t picked up a book in five years. You have a knack for getting the feel of the character to convey lively on the page, with a sense of realism to how this reality may play out as if real life.” — X-fan 3000 (fanfiction.net).

“Oh my god this is sooo good. I mean this is like one of the best first class fics I have ever read. It is so intense. so well thought out, the depth of thought you have put into each character is astounding. I am in awe.” –Haylia Jones

“This is one of the best fan fics I’ve read for x-men: first class. The most true to the movie and so absorbing to read…I love the way you write the interactions between Charles and Erik. I can’t wait to see what happens next. Thank you so much.” –Lynn (fanfiction.net)

“This was the most amazing thing I have ever read about XMFC!  Gosh, I wish this will be the sequel because it is so well written and fantastic; you did everything right!  I love this story!” –Hogwarts_Companion (wattpad.com)

In addition, I’ve also created a newsletter for any readers who want to keep up with news on my fan fiction, original fiction, and also updates on blogs.  For the first newsletter, I’ve created a .mobi (aka Kindle) version of “World of Gray” to any readers who might want it for their Kindle or Kindle app.  There’s also a .pdf available.  The newsletter will go once every one to three months as interesting news hits.

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The Reviews are in–“Days of Future Past” is Certified Fresh on RottenTomatoes (and then some)

May 23, 2014

RottenTomatoes-93The reviews are coming in quick today for “X-men: Days of Future Past” and it’s looking good.  Better than good, actually–the score is holding at a steady 92% right now (the lowest it’s been for the last day, fluctuating between 92 and 94), and, on average, the overall score is a solid 7.6 out of 10.  That even beats out the acclaimed “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” for film critic glory.

In addition to this nifty turn of events, if we look only at the “Top Critics” on RT, then the score is even higher, holding at 98%!  A very unusual phenomenon, as most of the time, the top critics review movies more harshly than the average critic (Captain America’s top critic score is 79% and The Amazing Spider-man 2 is a mere 36%).



“Power Piece Clips” for X-men

May 23, 2014

Lots of these came out–they can get a little spoilery:

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That’s all of them that I could find!

More Movie Clips for “Days of Future Past”

May 23, 2014

So these came out while I was out of town, so I’m trailing way behind on updates here.

Magneto Clip “Stadium Levitation”


Clip 8 “Wolverine Meets Xavier”

X-men X-perience: New York City

May 17, 2014

IMG_8674I have been completely MIA on this blog, but with good reason.  I took a little trip to NYC last weekend to visit family, and went to the X-men X-perience!  (I went with my sis, but didn’t know if she wanted to be on my blog, so I cropped her from the images for her privacy).  Almost all the actors showed up, and all of them were so kind and patient with the fans…it was downright perfect.

Hugh Jackman was the first actor to arrive, and the fans went wild (myself included).  There were several hundred of us “play-penned” inside a large barricade, and the actors walked on the outside of it, down the line of us to sign autographs and take selfies.

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 This was the most “exciting” moment for the fans–Hugh Jackman was the first actor in and we didn’t know what to expect.  Hysteria ensued, of course.  Wiggling through the mass of people, it took three tries to get a photo, but…


 Got it!

After that, a lot of the other cast members came in–all super-sweet and more than willing to see the fans (and I SUCK at taking selfies.  Really, really badly suck).

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And then Nicholas Hoult walked through, and was nice enough to take a picture (although I don’t look happy, I promise, I was).


 And then James McAvoy came in.  My favorite actor, so I guess I was a little too excited, because I’m all teeth here.  WORST SELFIE EVER!


 And here’s the worst part…he let me take another picture–he even tried to help me angle the camera, and I STILL messed it up!  But I did make him smile when I mentioned I had seen “Filth” and loved it (which I did–go see it!), and that was pretty cool.


 After that, Jennifer Lawrence came in.  She was in a bit of a hurry, so no selfie photos, but she did sign autographs on posters and X-men T-shirts, including my sister’s.  Soon after, she told the crowd, “If you love me, you won’t make me sign anymore T-shirts!”  I guess it’s hard to sign your name on fabric while in a rush–we still made her sign the T-shirts, though.  Sorry!  :)


 Then, Peter Dinklage came in.  Super serious but very nice to everyone.

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Me, my sister, and Michael Fassbender–again, I pulled my sis to protect her privacy.  I still cannot express the patience and kindness the actors showed us (we were pretty loud and wild during this thing!).


After this, the actors needed to get inside for interviews, so no more selfies.  Below, Evan Peters and…James Marsden?  I think that’s James.



Fan Bingbing, who is just gorgeous here (OMG!)  And she and I are the same age!  Talk about getting some amazing genes.



After that, the actors were ushered inside, leaving only a select few left to go up to the mic on the other side of the viewing area.  And that’s when I noticed that James McAvoy was still going through the line of fans. He was one of the first actors to arrive, and was (I believe) the last to leave.



Then, he went up to the mic, talked about the movie, and cracked some jokes.



After that, the X-perience was over.  The actors went upstairs for interviews, the crowd began to clear, my sister tried to decipher the dozen autographs she got on her X-men T-shirt (I think it went: Hugh Jackman, Booboo Stewart, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and at least four or five others), and then we left.  We were not one of the first 500 to get there, so no movie for us, but that was just fine.  We had a fantastic time–what a fun experience.  And while I realize the likelihood of anyone from the movie seeing this post is virtually nil, I do want to say thanks to all the actors and organizers of this event.  It was an absolute blast!

Spider-man 2 End Credits “X-men Easter Egg” – featuring Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence)

May 5, 2014

First seen attached to the end credits of The Amazing Spider-man 2, this movie clip features Mystique, Stryker, Havok, and a few other mutants in a particularly intense moment.

Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender on The Graham Norton Show Tonight – Preview Clips

May 2, 2014

Three preview clips of the upcoming Graham Norton Show (airing tonight, May 2nd, on BBC).  Being a fan fiction writer myself, I almost fell on the floor with the first one.



Days of Future Past – Movie Clip 4 (Presented by Norton)

May 1, 2014

Here’s another one.