Author has written 28 stories for Star Wars, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Marvel, and Spider-Man.
Hey, my name is James and I come from the 'sunny' (in inverted commas) shores of the United Kingdom, and I'm a Post Graduate living at home searching for work, primarily in the Heritage Sector. My primary interests are History, reading, computers, Paintballing, TV and music.
I enjoy writing stuff for the Whoniverse (Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures), Star Wars, Marvel Comics (I swear that I come up with so many 'What Ifs' for Marvel, that if Utau needs a vacation I'd be glad to take over for the week), DC Comics, Dragonball and occasionally original fiction. Anyway I love reviews of any of my stories, so if you want to please do so, it always helps to know what I'm doing right and what I can improve on.
Brand New Update (01/07/12):
As you might notice I'm in the process of returning to FF.Net with the intention of returning to some unfinished stuff but also to start two very new and very exciting fanfiction crossover projects which I'll be hopefully talking about in the coming weeks. In the meantime I have been very grateful for your numerous reviews and requests in my absense and hope that I shall live up to your expectations! Also I'm going to let you know what's staying up, coming down and most importantly what's brand new and epic! So till then! :)
Notes of Interest (To Be Updated Shortly!)
I'm taking the following incomplete stories down temporarily: Metaltron: Last of the Daleks and most of the What If stuff. DO NOT PANIC. These stories are all ones which are relatively early on in writing and since I have wrote little of them, or else have not been worked on in a LONG time. They WILL (hopefully) return, with most if not all of the old stuff updated - for example the Bucky story will be refined to fit about 5-6 chapters, which is how I want the longer What Ifs to go down.
Against my better judgement I'm leaving I, Master, Time Switch, the two incomplete Doctor Who Classicfieds and Senator in the Fireplace as they are for now. These are all still relatively new works and I do hopefully plan to update all of them in the future, particularly the last one. I was surprised at the time how popular I, Master was and I do want to write more for it, but the intention I had of finish it before the Master's return on Xmas won't probably happen now unfortunately. :(
Now, the real important thing - for ANYTHING now outside Drabbles I will be having them Beta Read first. This means delays of course, but I want things to be well written first. Everybody wins. I think.
Favourite Pairings (To Be Updated)
Doctor Who: I am firmly of the opinion that each Doctor has his own respected Pairing and personality, and that across the years certain female companions might have suited him as a love interest if needed. The ones which immediately strike me as logical are probably Three/Liz, Three/Jo, Four/Sarah, Four/Romana II (I find her second incarnation to suit him more than the first), Five/Nyssa, Five/Tegan, Five/Peri (Six/Peri isn't quite as belivable as a pairing - they're a great companion set though), Six/Evelyn, Eight/Grace, Eight/Charley, Nine/Rose, Ten/Rose (to a lesser extent, the Doctor was right a to what he said in Journey's End, Rose suits the battle scarred Doctor better, no matter what several zillion fangirls think to me) and Ten/Martha (Yeah, I said Ten/Martha. A lot of Rose Fans seem to hate her which is incredibly harsh as she's such a great companion for the Tenth Doctor and can be ok as a pairing to me). There's also a couple of one-shot characters like Astrid, Renette, Christina, River Song and Joan Redfern which make for nice if bitter sweet interests for the current Doctor.
As far as companion/companion pairings are concerned I like Ian/Barbara, Ben/Polly, Jamie/Victoria, Liz/Brigadier, Hex/Ace and Rose/Mickey. To be honest it occurs to me that there's not many occasions where the Doctor has both a male and female companion in the TARDIS anyway.
Torchwood: Pretty much most of the ones the show has made or at least hinted at; Jack/Ianto, Jack/John, Jack/Jack, Ianto/Lisa, Tosh/Owen, Tosh/Tommy, Owen/Diane and Gwen/Rhys. Personally if I had to pick my favs I'd go for Owen/Tosh and Gwen/Rhys - Owen/Gwen as shown never really worked well, and I've got a soft spot for Rhys and cheered when the show actually let him know about Gwen's job. Owen/Tosh is probably my favourite set, and like most I was gutted to see them go but felt they at least got a cracking sendoff. Jack/Ianto is ok - I'm not Gay and am never fond of slash fics but as the show has it established I'm ok with it, though like writer Marcus.S.Lazarus states in his own pairings, I felt the relationship seemed to occur a little too quickly, kind of like Owen/Gwen to an extent really. It felt better written in Series 2 and Children of Earth though.
And also, thought it barely happened in the series, I would love to see more Jack/Tosh fics. They're my two favourite team members and I like to see some of that in fanfiction. Gwen/Jack is quait, but it was always the flirting sort of thing that Jack tends to do, though I do like the relationship these two have, I have mostly preferred Jack/Ianto and Gwen/Rhys as the ways things are right now.
Star Wars: Ah, the classics. Han/Leia, Anakin/Padme, Luke/Mara. Anakin/Ahsoka always make me sudder if I ever see it. She's his apprentice, people.
Marvel: Spider-Man/MJ is probably my favourite couple in the Marvel Universe, no matter what a certain Editor-In-Chief thinks. Gwen Stacy and Black Cat are interesting but don't come close to our delightful readhead Mary Jane, who's sheer history with Peter gives her the top spot. Ugh, stupid Marvel writers have really ruined such a lovely pairing thanks to OMD and a deal with the Devil haven't they?
Outside Spidey, I like Jean/Scott (Scott/Emma is alright but I'd trust Jean a million years more anyday than Miss Ex-Hellffire Club and current Evil Illuminati Member), Kitty Pryde/Pitor (Colossus), Gambit/Rogue, T-Challa (Black Panther)/Storm, Reed/Susan, Ben Grim (Thing)/Alica Masters, Captain America II (Bucky Banes)/Black Widow I (Nastasha), Jessica Jones/Luke Cage, Dr Strange/Clea, Captain America I (Steve Rogers)/Sharon Carter, Hawkeye (Clint Baton)/Mockingbird, Hulk/Caiera the Oldstrong and the odd other one which escapes me. Hey, there are zillions of characters in Marvrel and I can't be expected to recall them all at the drop of a hat. They're my main favourites, in any case.
Random Character Fic List/Quiz
I've done this before and it was fun the first time through - in fact Senator in the Fireplace came from one of these. Now it's time for another one. Who knows where it might lead? ;)
List 12 people from any fandom. Does this actually have a name? Well anyway, here's the 12 randomly selected characters. I'm picking four from each of the fandoms I partake in.
1. Martha Jones
2. Incredible Hulk/Bruce Banner
3. Han Solo
4. Dalek Sec
5. Doctor Octopus
6. Padme Amadala
7. The Tenth Doctor
8. Qui-Gon Jinn
9. Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker
11. Mary Jane Watson (Spider-Man's formerly hot red haired wife turned devil dealer. Bah, Joe Q.)
12. Lucy Saxon
Ok, I can confirm they were all utterly random. Now for the questions...
1. Have you ever read a Six/Eleven fic? Do you want to?
Padme Amadala and Mary Jane Waston? Hm... HEY, NOW SERIOUSLY, I COULDN'T REMEMBER THE NUMBERS! DON'T JUDGE ME! :D Anyway, the answer to the question is no. As to whether I would want to, whilst I'll admit the image is... interesting, I'm kind of a 'stick to sexuality' kind of person - in short if a character is straight in continuity reading about them being otherwise kind of detracts a little. But if we were talking about the two character simply meeting up... heh, it could work. If it was well written I'd read it. :)
2. Do you think Four is hot? How hot?
Erm... how hot is Dalek Sec? Well considering he's a gentically enhanced, bred to hate mutant encased in a black armour shell turned suit wearing squid man... not very. Certainly his upgrade was an improvement, but I still can't see Dalek Sec doing well on the dating channels unless the chick had a serrrrrrrrious tenacle fetish... so he'd probably do well in Japan! ;)
3. What would happen if Twelve got Eight pregnant?...
Gigging First Lady of the Master Lucy Saxon getting Jedi Master Qui Gon Jinn pregnant. Well the universe would probably implode from the impossibility. No wait, we have the Paradox Machine, that's ok then. Qui-Gon would probably blame it on the Midi-Chlorians mind, that or Danny Devito. :P
4. Can you recall any fics about Nine?
Recall fics on Darth Vader? Is the sky blue? Of course! Here's in fact a straight link to an amusing fic for Anakin...
5. Would Two and Six make a good couple?
The Incredible Hulk and Padme as a couple. Hm, sorry but probably not. Hulk is not an intelligent sort of guy and he'd find himself rather out of place amongst the halls of the Galactic Senate. And think of the mess poor 3P0 will have to clean up everytime Bruce has an episode. But chiefly? Anakin/Padme and Bruce/Betty are just too iconic to change seriously.
6. Five/Nine or Five/Ten? Why?
The big question... would Logan or Lord Vader would be the love of Otto's life? Hmmm, well looking once again past the 'stick to sexuality' thing again, I reckon both would have benefits. Vader and Ock would be a deadly unstoppable force of terror across the galaxy, and if he existed in the Star Wars Universe I could see Doctor Octopus as one of the Emperor's fiendish agents, lover of Vader or otherwise. Looking at Logan, he's kind of a crappy lover since by record he'll long outlast you and you'll be the target of several big name villains, though Octopus can take take of himself. But I think I'm sticking with Octopus/Vader. To be honest neither has a nice mental picture in any case.
7. What would happen if Seven walked in on Two and Twelve having sex?
The Tenth Doctor walking in on Lucy Saxon in cahoots with the Incredible Hulk. Well isn't that a pleasant image to go to bed with? Hm, well the Doctor would probably vomit violently, and I suspect there wouldn't be much of Lucy left after a bout of hankie pankie with the big green guy. I'll say no more.
8. Make up a summary for a Three/Ten fic.
A Han Solo meets Wolverine fic hey? Hm, has scope to be very interesting. No mention of anything sexual in the title so I'll have a straight crossover.
Title: Tough Odds, Bub
Summary: A bad mission for Xavier gets Logan stranded on an backward alien world where the local town makes Madripour seem like a candy store. A drink at the grotty Cantina might clear things up, if some smart-ass punk with a blaster and his walking carpet don't get to him first. Logan's POV, X-Men/Star Wars Crossover, Pre-ANH for Han and Chewie.
Hm, pretty good. This could be our winner for spontanious future fic of the list, people!
9. Is there any such thing as One/Eight fluff?
Martha Jones and Qui-Gon Jinn. Er, no. Could be interesting though - both are strong willed intelligent people, though we have a bit of an age difference. But at the moment I don't think so.
10. Suggest a title for a Seven/Twelve hurt/comfort fic.
The Tenth Doctor and Lucy Saxon in some hurt stuff. Yikes, this might actually exist! Hmmmm...
Title: Mastering Pain
Summary: One year on from the year which never was, Lucy Saxon is back in the Doctor's life. She's had her life destroyed. He's got the promise to become greater than her husband ever could be. But can the Time Lord Victorious heal the heart of the woman who has been scarred by vaingloria, and should he? My take on the forthcoming return of Lucy Saxon in 'End of Time', AU.
Meh, it's not really me to do heart dragging stuff. But that was ok. Here's something better - the ONLY Ten/Lucy story on the site, pretty good too - http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4784725/1/Little_Favours.
11. Would anyone on your friends list write Two/Four/Five?
The Incredible Hulk, Dalek Sec and Doctor Octopus. Not together I'm afraid. Would be an interesting team of super villains though, or at least Sec and Ock - I could see them working together well, they have that misguided and tragic evilness about them.
12. What might Ten scream at a moment of great passion?
Logan: "BUBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB!!" Erm, that or some heart stopping roar of primal lust.
13. If you wrote a One/Six/Twelve fic, what would the warning be?
Martha Jones/Padme/Lucy Saxon: Warning, contains improper usages of medical scapels, polictical manifestoes and Toclafane Balls. Those poor, poor Toclafane. :P
14. What might be a good pick up line for Ten to use on Two?
A pick up line for Logan to use on his old enemy Hulk. Gee, isn't Wolverine getting a bashing today?
Wolverine: "So bub... you like metal claws on your tough green skin?"
Bah, that's awful, sorry. I'm not a pickup line kind of guy.
15. What is Six's super secret kink?
Padme's secret kink, hmmmm... almost certainly doing it in one of those Senate pods. Probably lightsabers involved in a bad way too. :S
16. Would Eleven shag Nine? Drunk or sober?
Would Mary Jane have it on with Lord Vader? Hmmmmm, well pre-One More Day I would definitely say no but now little is sacred. And hey, Peter just had a drunken stand with his roomate and no-strings with Black Cat, MJ needs to up the ante! But in regards to being plastered, she'd have to be fairly so to want Anakin's scarred remains. Of course pre-suit would definitely swing - in fact I could see Anakin being rather scared of Miss 'Face It Tiger You've Hit the Jackpot' and her party lifestyle. But it's Vader we speak of soooo... probably not.
17. "(1) and (9) are in a happy relationship until (9) runs off with (4). (1), brokenhearted, has a hot one-night stand with (11) and a brief unhappy affair with (12), then follows the wise advice of (5) and finds true love with (3). " What title would you give this fic?
"Martha Jones and Darth Vader are in a happy relationship until Vader runs off with Dalek Sec. A heartbroken Martha has a hot one-night stand with Mary Jane Waston and a brief unhappy affair with Lucy Saxon, then follows the wise advice of Doctor Octopus and finds true love with Han Solo."
Title: The Fanfic Writer's Nightmare Or Dream Depending On A Question of Readership Kinks. Or The Year of Love Which Never Was.
18. If Three and Seven get together, who tops?
Yikes, Han Solo and the Tenth Doctor - two characters who hardly have meek personalities. I can foresee a lot of arguing and waving of blasters and sonic screwdrivers and statements as to whether the Falcon or TARDIS is cooler, but ultimately Chewie would threaten to pull the Doctor's arms out of his sockets, the Time Lord would create a handy Deus Ex Machina to survive and the universe would implode as the Master and Vader laugh evilly about the chaos.
So, I don't think anyone tops. Maybe the Doctor by a thread.
19. When was the last time you read a fic about Five?
Outside my upcoming AU Doc Ock as a Hero fic, there's the excellent writer 'Inimitable Enigma Cypher' who has created a trilogy of AU Octopus tales which are just wonderful. Kind of Doc Ock Noir, I would say, taking bits of the comics, 2004 movie and the animiated serieses. Here's a link to his homepag where he has a ton of Ock stuff besides as well.
20. How would you feel if Seven/Eight was canon?
If the Tenth Doctor and Qui-Gon was in continuity, it would be very weird, yet would oddly make sense at the same time. Meh, whatever, I'm tired. :P
If you read all of that, you're entitled to a cookie. Feel free to make your own list and give me an IM to check it out. :)
Doctor Who and Torchwood Fanfiction (To Be Updated)
Ten Times the Doctor Hates the Daleks Ten occasions that the Doctor has learnt to loathe his greatest enemy. Classic/New Series.
The Last Doctor The Last Doctor is going to die and he knows it. but there's still time for one last trip... and since this is the Doctor, the end could also be the beginning... AU, Slight Spoilers for 'An Unearthly Child' from the Classic Series.
Dear Miss Companion A reply to reddwarfaddict's own poem 'Dear Mr Dalek'. The Daleks aren't impressed that the Doctor has the flu and his faithful companion want them not to invade Earth. Of course, they're not listening at all. AU.
Monster Girls In the wake of Torchwood's destruction, monsters reign in Cardiff. But who is the true monster - a scared flying reptile, a bloodthristy Weevil, or a determined Government Operative? The concluding story to two of Torchwood most infamous residents. Takes place during the events of 'Children of Earth: Day 2'.
Last Goodbyes: A Tear, Sarah Jane? It isn’t every day you get to have a second last goodbye, particularly with someone you learnt to care about. Sarah Jane and Third Doctor, immediately after ‘The Five Doctors’.
Yes or No The Fourth Doctor might regret trying to outwit K9 at a beloved Earth pastime, perfect during long journeys in the TARDIS. Fourth Doctor, K9, Romana II.
Dreams We (Turn) Left Behind Sometimes in their dreams, they seem to recall the strangest things. Could the world really be such a terrible place without the Doctor? Oliver Morgenstern, Maria Jackson, Gwen Cooper, Jack Harkness, Wilfred Mott.
Men She Wants The Master is on the verge of victory against the Doctor, but he didn’t expect the return of an old rival who’s utilised an old trick... or her carefully thought-out scheme of victory, no matter how little she is... Somewhat dark DW/SJA AU Crossover and an approved sequel to MakeLoveNotSense’s ‘Duplex’ in her ‘Time Was’ Drabbles.
Emergency Program One Rose Tyler wasn't the first to hear those terrible words. And she won't be the last. A sombre tale for the Tenth Doctor, takes place soon after Journey's End. Sort of Multi-Doctorish.
Snapshots A photo shoot can destroy the universe, at least when it concerns the Doctor - or ten of them. A 'Ten Doctors' One-Shot tale with a twist, inspired by a talented artist's stunning Multi-Doctor Picture. Set between Planet of The Dead and Waters of Mars for the Tenth Doctor.
Never Too Far The Tenth Doctor has changed in his fight on Mars. He's darker. Less inhibited. And to one being he's everything he should be... My own drabble take on 'Waters Of Mars', some spoilers clearly.
To Be Finished, Started or Ongoing
Metaltron: The Last Dalek: The story of the lone Dalek who faced the Doctor and Rose in Dalek from a perspective like no other... its own. Includes Flashbacks, Dalek Doctorine and the ultimate choice between life and sickness. (Multi-Chapter, On Haitus, may be discontinued)
I, Master: The life of the evil Timelord in his own words. Classic and New Series. (Multi-Chapter, On Haitus, may be discontinued.)
Companions The Doctor has amassed a large number of friends and allies over the years, these drabbles are dedicated to them. Classic and New Series, can include EU Companions. (Drabbles/Ficlets Series, Oh Haitus, May seperate remaining decent one-shots and remove.)
Time Switch An incident in the TARDIS switches the temporal positions of the Fifth and Tenth incarnations of the Doctor, leading Ten to gain the trust of a uncertain Nyssa onboard a younger TARDIS, whilst Five finds himself stuck on the Starship Titanic with an alien waitress. Fifth Doctor, Tenth Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Astrid, AU Time Crash and Voyage of the Damned. (Multi-Chapter, On haitus, will be updated!)
Who Haikus An attempt to see if New Who can be condensed into seventeen sylables and sound really fancy. (On haitus)
Doctor Who Classicfied
What happens when new series stories of the 9th and 10th Doctors are modified to feature the first 8 Doctors and their respective companions?
Christmas 2008: The Christmas Invasion - 3rd Doctor, Jo Grant, UNIT (Completed)
September 2009: Aliens of London/World War Three - 1st Doctor, Steven, Vicki, Ian, Barbara (On Haitus, Will be Updated)
September 2009: Smith and Jones - 2nd Doctor, Jamie, Martha (On Haitus, Will be Updated)
Never the Whole Story In another reality, a meeting between SHIELD Commander Maria Hill and the President of the United States leads to an unpleasant discovery for Hill. Comicverse, AU, Inspired by 'What If: Civil War'. (One-Shot, Completed)
What If? (Temporarily on Haitus, Will be reuploaded once complete!)
The classic series of Alternative worlds for the Marvel Universe, narrated by the mysterious Utau the Watcher.
For the first time ever, writer Derek Metaltron enters the world of Marvel and dares to ask the question…
What If Doctor Octopus: Year One Doctor Octopus became one of Spider-Man’s deadliest foes because of the brain damage the terrible nuclear accident that gave him control of his metal arms caused. But what if his brain had remained intact and he had used his powers for good?
What If: Bucky and the Avengers For years Steve Rogers fought the Axis Menace of WW2 with his partner Bucky Banes, before becoming frozen on his final mission and eventually located by the Avengers. But what if Bucky had been frozen instead?
What If: Avengers and Fantastic Four The Avengers and the Fantastic Four were two bands of heroes who first battled together to defeat the Hulk before going their separate ways. But what if the battle had convinced them to combine together?
What If Korg: God of Thunder Years before becoming part of the loyal Warbound of Sakaar alongside the Incredible Hulk, Korg and his Kronan brothers made the mistake of challenging the newly awoken Mighty Thor! But what if Korg had located the mystical hammer first? (On Current Haitus, to be completed)
What If: Civil Invasion ‘Secret Invasion’ remained hidden behind the shadows of the Marvel Universe, even in the wake of Captain America and Iron Man’s ‘Civil War’. But what if a fatal mistake had forced the Skrulls to invade early?
Star Wars Fanfiction
Five Things Continued
Inspired by Muleteer's own Five Things. Each chapter features five things which never happened to a famous character of the Star Wars Universe. AU, may contain various pairings as needed.
Chapter 1: Intro
Other Star Wars Fics
The User's Guide to Count Dooku Inspired by a number of similar fics; Congratulations and thank you for your fine purchase of a Count Dooku Unit! Please read in order to get maximum fulfilment from your aged Sith Apprentice! (Completed, may create new User Guides if time))
Confederate Heroes Inspired by several 'Fifty Sentences' challenges on the SW section, this looks at the two 'heroes' of the CIS, Count Dooku and General Grievous. (Completed)
Ongoing Work or Likely Soon
Senator in the Fireplace (A Doctor Who/Star Wars Prequels Crossover): The Tenth Doctor, Rose and Mickey find themselves onboard an abandoned spaceship and killer Battle Droids who seem interested in a seemingly normal nine year old girl from a nice green planet called Naboo... except she's destined to become a Queen, Senator and love interest of the most dangerous man in an entire galaxy. Just what the Doctor admires. AU Girl in the Fireplace. (Started, to be completed)
Fantastic Four/Star Wars: As The Force Faces The Fantastic (A Comicverse Fantastic Four/Original Trilogy Star Wars Crossover): When Emperor Palpatine and Doctor Doom - two of the most fearsome forces of evil in their respected universes - accidently touch minds in their dark meditations, they discover the means to dominate their own realities using powerful tech from the other, unaware they have created a way for both worlds to be totally destroyed. Now Marvel's First Family - Reed and Susan Richards, Ben Grimm and Johnny Storm, not to mention the Richards' two children Franklin and Valeria - must ally themselves with the brave Rebel Alliance and its heroes including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia to prevent both the Star Wars and Marvel Universes from certain destruction! AU Empire Strikes Back, Han/Leia, Reed/Sue, Johnny/OC (Coming Soon!)
Cybermen vs Terminator (A Doctor Who/Terminator Movie Crossover): In the aftermath of the events of 'The Next Doctor' the Tenth Doctor realises that theres a mysterious loose end to tie up... which leads him to discover a dark and frightful possible future for humankind. What have the Cybermen done to the Terminators? Can John Connor learn to trust the Doctor, or will he fall to the lure of a more perfected means of Time Travel? Have Cybustech and Skynet truly merged, or is there a darker threat to contend with? The War Against the Machines just became the War OF the Machines... (Coming Soon!)
Possible Future Crossover Ideas (IM me if any leap out at you, it raises their chances of being next!)
Immortals(A Torchwood/X-Men Crossover) and Immortals 2: Sinister Intentions (A Torchwood/X-Men/LXG Crossover)
Aliens vs Predator vs Daleks: Between Jaws, Claws and Eyestalks (An Aliens vs Predator Game/New Doctor Who Crossover)
Just Us Monsters (A LXG/Predator/Wolfman 2010 Crossover)
Jack Harkness/Wolverine: Agents of the Crown (A Torchwood/X-Men Crossover)
Fantastic Four/Incredibles: Earth's Mightest Families (A Fantastic Four/Incredibles Crossover)
Untitled (A Incredible Hulk Comicverse/Star Trek 2009 Crossover)
My Penguin is an Alien! (A Sarah Jane Adventures/Wallace and Gromit Crossover)
Ok, so the stories are right here. Sorry for nattering so long.
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