Author has written 68 stories for Scooby Doo, and Kim Possible.
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I was voted by the KP fans to share the Fannie award of 2006 Best New Writer. I was also in the top three vote recipients for Best Alternative Pairing Story. A special “thank you” for all of you who voted for me in the Fannies: the award that I accepted is also yours, more than in part, because you give me the inspiration to move forward.
My nominations for the Third Annual Fannie awards exceeded my own expectation. Going into the finals, I was in the running with 15 nominations in the final round of voting in these categories:
Best Series Overall - Blue Eyes, Shining series
Best Series Overall - Define, Hell series
Best One-Shot – Define, Hell II: the original – cpneb
Best Romance - ilyiw: Christmas with my New Daddy
Best K/R - Birth, and Rebirth 05: Scarlet Innocence
Best Alternative Pairing - Joss/Wade - Blue Eyes, Shining series
Best Alternative Pairing - Joss/Wade - Define, Hell series
Best Original Character - Kathrine Elizabeth Load
Best Minor Character – Sarah Janine Best – Blue Eyes, Shining series
Best Minor Character – Wade - Define, Hell series
Best AU Story – Define, Hell IV: Changes, and Christmas
Best Original Character Name - Sarah Janine Best – Blue Eyes, Shining series
Best Short Story – Blue Eyes Shining 8: Always, love
Best Writing Team - Birth, and Rebirth 00: My Eyes Adored You - cpneb/jakt
Most Voted Writer
Add to that the nomination in the UFO awards for Birth, and Rebirth 05: Scarlet Innocence
Profile update 2008.03.29:
It's been over a year since last February 28, 2007, my legs began to tell my brain that they were going on vacation. This was an unplanned vacation on their part, and quite inconvenient for the other parts of the body. I took an ambulance ride to the local hospital the next morning when I could neither get back into nor get out of my bed (and, yes, ladies, the paramedics were cute: I received that confirmation later from my wife.)
A week later, 6 MRIs (and the appropriate medication for 3.5 hours of tests), I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. If you watched West Wing, I have the same version that President Bartlet had (recurring/relapsing). I have good company: I share an illness with the late US representative from Texas Barbara Jordan and Teri Garr (so, I’m in some good company and I feel like I have a chance). I am mad at the disease, because I’ve had it for at least 17 years, and it’s been hiding for all that time, resisting diagnosis. Oh, well, so much for the late night writing and forum-posting session (sighs of relief from several locations world-wide for several folks!).
I originally thought that I would be back to 90 per cent 2-3 weeks later: boy, was I fooling myself! At this time, I’m at best at approximately 75 per cent (measured by physical therapists) of my previous mobility.
In the meantime, real-life (finding new job, therapy, and family), writing (fanfiction, work on my new book, non-fiction, and music), and reading keeps me busy and sane outside of work.
I must give a more-than-heartfelt ‘thank you’ to my wife and kids: they took all my fear onto themselves, and allowed me to concentrate on getting well. And, they got the house ready for me to come back in and maneuver in any circumstance (from wheelchair on up). Love like they displayed cannot ever be re-paid: I can only hope to prove to deserve the affections that they have shown me over this time. My wife: Gentlemen, if you ever have someone who loves you 1/1000th as much as I have, you too will be blessed.
Plot bunnies continue to live in every nook and cranny of my study; they originally brought crates of lettuce, cabbage, and their own bunny litter, but now they're having it delivered (they like Internet grocers), and they've indicated no intention of leaving: the construction equipment is a bad sign.: they’re planning a siege.
Thank you for your patience and thank you for your reads and reviews.
For my Kim Possible: JadeKimVerse -
The JadeKimVerse started when I asked two questions:
Why won't Wade leave his room? And, What happened to Slim Possible’s wife / Joss Possible’s mom?
The 545-word story (Black Hole Deep, Version 2) turned into the JadeKimVerse (Jade: Joss + Wade) stories before and after its occurrence, so here’s the sequence for you (as of 2007.11.25). If you would like the detailed chart of the interaction, PM me with an email address, and I’ll send you my working document (Be Warned: this is not a simple chart).
The JadeKimVerse has three major story arcs:
Blue Eyes, Shining; Birth and ReBirth; and Retribution.
Blue Eyes, Shining (BE,S):
1: Blue Eyes, Shining: the first in the arc (complete).
2: Training Table Blues: the second in the arc in progress (complete).
3: Merry Christmas, Momma: occurs during Training Table Blues (complete).
4: Paint Me a Christmas Memory: immediately follows Merry Christmas, Momma (complete).
5: Training Tables, and Champions: occurs inside chapter 2 of Merry Christmas, Momma (complete); this story was my entry in the 2006.12 GWA 3 contest.
6: Yes, Mistress (complete)
7: They knew what it was (complete): occurs after Training Table Blues and post-HS graduation for Joss. Walter Nelson (yes, that Walter “Braces Lock” Nelson) needs a favor from Kim, and it’s a ‘Big.’
8: Always, Love (complete): occurs before BE,S 5: Training Tables, and Champions. Two days in the life of the Doctors Possible.
9: Reality Happens: the title for the third and final major work of the BE,S arc: high school graduation for MHS and the lives of both those graduation and not graduating: Ron and Kim. Felix and Monique, Mike and Justine, Chip and Sarah, Bonnie, Wade and Joss, Betty and Slim, Rebecca Jane and Arnold , and others. Will graduation be spoiled by ‘intruders?’ Of course, none of this will be easy: would you expect it to be? But, anything's 'Possible...'
Story status: Chapter 6 posted, and we are at 'party time' (if your idea of a party is an alien invasion). Chapter 7 will begin to present the invasion from several different viewpoints, and some a bit more in depth; expect a minimum of 4 more chapters, based on the current planned outline.
Five Years, and They Never Had a Naco (complete) – occurs before BE,S 8: Always, Love. The anniversary, and the reaction of the girl who couldn’t do anything and everything.
I: Blue Eyes, Shining: Intermezzi: ‘short’ (relatively) segments that have their positioning in the story line described in the opening of the segment.
SI: Oops… (complete). What happens when Wade, Joss, Kim, and Ron ‘get into each other’s heads’ further than any of them ever imagined could happen? Fears, loves, and hidden desires: all come out….
SI: TGIB: My Story (complete) Who IS the Girl in Blue? The beginning of Sarah Best’s story.
Black Hole Deep, Version 2: where it all started for me, and I became hooked on my favorite couple (complete)
No More Black Holes: Joss and Wade's one-year anniversary thank-you gift to you, their readers (complete)
Birth and ReBirth (BaR)
BaR 00: My Eyes Adored You is currently on chapter 5; currently on a short hiatus for chapter 6 due to unforeseen circumstances. I expect the story to resume within the next 2-3 weeks...
BaR 01: Will I? is currently on chapter 1, with chapter 2 due out by December 8.
BaR 02: College Time Blues: in development
BaR 03: I Promise...: Wade’s promise to Jocelyn, Josh and Tara breakup, undergraduate graduations, and The Wedding, of Kimberly Ann Possible and Ronald Dean Stoppable): in development
BaR 04: Who Gives This Woman...A Pain?: in development
BaR 05: Scarlet Innocence: the Death of Kim Possible: complete.
BaR 06: Will You? The "Other" Wedding, of Dr. Andrea Jocelyn Possible and Dr. Wade Agamemnon Load: in development
BaR 07: Punny, Twice.: in development
BaR 08: Stops and Starts: in development
BaR 09: Ends and Beginnings: in development
01. Partners, Again: the JadeKimVerse in the future: in progress, with chapter 5 published and chapter 6 under development (due out before 2007.11.15): chapter 6: Retribution, Designed: What Wade has planned, how big it is, and who he already has and will need. Jane is introduced to the undercover plan, and she meets JD and learns about battle suit fittings. Bonnie and Ron Reger talk. And, other surprises….
Story status: currently on chapter 5, with chapter 6 due out in the next 3-4 weeks. The current plan is to slow the production of Retribution to ensure continuity with Birth, and Rebirth.
02. Straw break camel
04. Retribution 1
05. Retribution 2
06. Retribution 3
07. Retribution 4
08. Retribution Announcements
09. Mastermind: who caused all, and why.
The Define, Hell Universe: a wicked AU turn on the night of the Diablos:
I: The Prequel (complete) - What has Kim so ticked, and what did she ask Ron to do to Bonnie?.
II: The Original (complete) - What is Hell? Ron answers the question posed in his midterm...
III: The Sequel (complete) - Put Ron, Kim, and Bonnie in the car to Middleton in the ice and snow...
IV (or IIII): Changes, and Christmas
What is behind all of this: Kim/Ron, Felix/Bonnie, Joss, Wade, Jim and Tim and their ladies, Dr. Vivian Francis Porter, Steve Barkin, Dr. Vivian Frances Porter (no, it’s not a repeat), Charlie Brickle, Sarah Best (the girl in blue), Tara Strong, and lots of other folks, including the Doctors P and Nana, and others.
What happened to Slim, to Rachel and Ryan Load? Chapter 11 is out, with chapter 12 due out in the next 7-10 days.
I am partnering with an amazingly talented group of writers/producers in an ambition project: a Kim Possible / Twilight Zone crossover titled KPTZ2 The Middleton Files: Shows began on FanFiction under the pen name KP-TZ2, with the next publication scheduled for 2007.12.12: part 2 of the show Going Home. See the KP-TZ2 profile for story information.
For my Scooby-Doo Washington/Jefferson multi-verse (as of 2007.11.25):
Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas: the first story in the arch – complete; a day and a half in the life of Velma and her husband and the gang, in 17 chapters: a very busy and full 1 ½ days….
Hope Grows: The phrase “We Are Not Alone,” is spoken, and the two planes, Jefferson and Washington, are now revealed to each other’s respective worlds: the second story in the HAHJC arch. Chapter 2 is out (road block blown up); and Chapter 3 targeted for 2007.12.15.
A yet-unnamed third main storyline occurring after Hope Grows (expect to start sometime in 2008).
On fictionpress.com, I have:
The Building Cried “Sheila!”
The winds of destruction
Windows of His Love: a series of poems and works inspired by a set of stained-glass windows. The full series will consist of four physical seasonal poems and a set of poems set around the events in the Christian faith.
WoHL: Summer – in progress
WoHL: Autumn - complete
WoHL: Winter – in progress
WoHL: Spring – in progress
WoHL: Behold - in progress
WoHL: The wilderness, and... - in progress
WoHL: Confused - in progress
WoHL: Secret songs - in progress
WoHL: Gifts so sweet - in progress
WoHL: Why? – undergoing final work prior to publishing; due out before 2008.01.01
WoHL: Easter says – in progress
A note: the link to the actual windows and their history that continue to inspire me is provided below:
The ServiceVerse 01: The Midgideon Affair (complete)
The ServiceVerse 02: Galatea, and the Activators (complete)
The ServiceVerse 03: Assignments. Chapters 1 and 2 are up, and chapter 3 is due out before 2007.09.15.
A concept larger than life:
Can the second female Band Drum Major in the school’s history help save and lead the entire region from the march of drugs attacking it?
Can the young man, locked in his room in a Dallas suburb by fears unimaginable, win his true love, her growing up in West Texas and not even knowing how he feels and barely knowing that he even exists?
What happens when young people dream big, and they are given the opportunities to make those dreams come true?
What happens when true love battles agoraphobia, drugs, and prejudices?
A story bigger than Texas, with hearts and challenges bigger than the sky itself, and love truly deeper than the oceans:
Friends, Lovers, and Partners (working title) is the concept name.
Book 1: Best Friend I'd Never Met - in progress.
A little background about me:
I used to wonder how I got hooked on Kim Possible, but then I realized that I was set up (and I’ve always been fascinated by redheads, even though I'm not married to one...).
I started writing in elementary school (grade 3, both word and music), and haven’t stopped since, with the exception of some small breaks. That’s been awhile, since I’m over the mid-century mark (but, just barely). My love for writing, both word and music, I have to blame on my mother (who spent my formative months before I was born listening to the Texaco Opera on the radio: not the norm in West Texas , by a long shot).
My love for people and dealing with their differences started with several elementary school bullies and changes (in first grade with only the teacher speaking English, and none of the students being illegal: welcome to the barrios!). This continued into my junior high and high school days (starting with a crush on a cheerleader/singer in my classes who has since become an actress, married to a well-known actor and become a mother: lots of big, fond smiles) and the fact that I married my high-school dream lover (years later) who was a member of the Drill Team in the early 70s, the days when cheerleaders and drill team members wore hot pants under the far-too-short (for the school administration) shorts: brains, beauty, and a sharp wit all rolled into one, and still looking disgustingly wonderful (her, that is: she can pass for several years younger or whatever age you want!) 20+ years later.
I grew up on Scooby-Doo, Where are You? on Saturday mornings, and I spent nights in the last few years watching KP while recovering from CHF (Congestive Heart Failure for the acronym challenged), and I’ve been hooked ever since.
I grew up reading Rex Gordon, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, David Drake, Phillip Jose Farmer, and every other science-fiction book I could get my hands on thru all of my public school and collegiate years. Spider Robinson nabbed me with his puns (be afraid, be very afraid) and Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon tales, and David Weber has hooked me forever since then with his wonderful Honorverse.
To keep my love for science-fiction fueled, I am also at fictionpress dot com under the same name (cpneb); I have my original science fiction ‘ServiceVerse’ going over there as well as some poetry. An entirely new concept will begin to appear over there, as well: more about that, later, under the fictionpress section below. Stop by, and leave a review (shameless plug).
Between Kim Possible, Scooby-Doo, the Airplane series of movies, anything Mel Brooks (It’s twue! It’s twue!), The Last Waltz, and almost all kinds of music (from Bach and Arriaga and Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Mass’ to Bonnie Tyler to Willie Nelson to Wynton Marsalis to Bono to Tom Lehrer to Charlotte Church) and reading (Tom Clancy, Schindler’s List, religion, philosophy, business, telecom, information technology (yes, I’m a geek, but I don’t do code: project management and requirements management are my fortes)), I’m having a wonderful life; well, except for the fact that the kids boomeranged on me and the missus, but we’re working on that….
Me? African-American father of two blonde-haired, blue-eyed kids (look just like me), and a classically-trained violinist, composer, arranger, and tenor (and, not just in my dreams!) along with IT project manager, telecom domain expert, and methodologist.
My “I love me” section: what others have said about my work (just four: I try to keep the ego small enough to get thru the door):
One writer/reader wrote:
'neb, I think you are by yourself with what you do, and believe me, that's a good thing! No one else writes like you do, and has never expanded on Joss and Wade as much as you have.
This author has taken an approach that has never been done, and has crafted a series of stories that explores in greater detail a number of characters that have never been explored in such a manner, with a depth that belies description.
You should not be writing cartoon fanfiction. You transcend the limitations of the genre and put in more human emotion than anyone else whose work I can remember seeing in the KP section. Any more serious stuff you are interested in doing?
By the way. I hope this is taken as a compliment and not a put-down, because it is most assuredly meant as a compliment. You put tremendous depth into a background character (A/N: I’m taking you up on that!).
…we all have skeletons in our closets. What's unique about your stories is how you take those fossils in a character's past and turn them into fuel for the future like no one else can.
Please, feel free to leave feedback. I really enjoy reading it and it is my intention to reply to all reviews. PMs are appreciated, as well.
Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends….