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Joined 04-27-06, id: 1035760, Profile Updated: 07-28-17
Author has written 17 stories for Dragon Age, Vampire: The Masquerade, Elder Scroll series, Thief: The Dark Project, Walking Dead, Hobbit, and Half-Life.

Hi, I'm rednightmare and oh my god, what are you all doing on my porch? Everything on here is squishy and full of dust and needs to be rewritten, and I am plumb embarrassed by it all.

THANK YOU to everyone who has offered feedback, commentary, observations, criticisms, and other forms of aid on my works. This makes me better at what I do. Your encouragement and input are always and deeply appreciated.

Folks, feel free to shoot me a private message, even if it's just for chat.

UPDATE - SUMMER 2017: Sorry if I left anyone hanging, folks! I'm almost never over here anymore, and somehow my PM e-mail notifications were turned off, which means I'm just now seeing all built-up private communication from the past many months. I think I got the backlog answered and the e-mail switch back on, but if I missed one of yours from way back, it's most likely because old messages got auto-chomped by the system. (If you were around last year when I was dealing with the dreaded Korean spambot clogging up my review threads with partially-copypasted ads... yeeeeah. That doesn't look any prettier in the inbox, trust me.)

I've only got a few more works left to transfer before the big rewrite-plus-move is finished. I probably won't be shutting this account down, because I'd hate to lose all your comments and concrit over the years, but will be increasingly less active here. (Old works will continue to be updated until they match their most recent editions, but new ones will not be posted.) I'll leave a notice on my profile once everything is done with. At that time, this should be considered an inactive handle. Thanks!

P.S. Lumen Event is temporarily down, but only 'cause changes to BB V2 have left me reassessing LE's plot and organization. If you want it, I have the original file saved and am happy to send it to you. But it's pretty outdated, and I'd hate for some new reader to sift through all that messy old stuff only to have it replaced later.

BLOODLINES C2: Got a Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines story, but you're not sure what to do with it? Consider our Bloodlines-only community! We ask for proofread stories, general competence in your posting language, criticism maturity and respect for your fellow fans; apart from that, anything VTMB goes. Contact me if you'd like your work added, and don't be shy. (You are also welcome to contact StarGazers if I'm unresponsive/on hiatus/you don't like me.)

(AKA: Thank You So Much You Guys Are So Awesome I Can't Even)
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PS: If you made me some art (have I told you that I love you, you beautiful human being?) but would rather not have it displayed here, let me know to take the link down. Likewise, if you've made art based on my work and would like it linked, please share!


Woeburne - Byzantine Black by Saphyr88
Woeburne by thinman1


DA2 - Icarus by Lesatho
Cala Hawke (Portrait) by pickledpoopers
Cala and Anders by pickledpoopers
Meow by pickledpoopers
Run by pickledpoopers
Bloody Nose by pickledpoopers
Wicker by pickledpoopers

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Desert of Ghosts reviews
VTMB Jyhad AU. Hero-free, multi-POV, big fat Bloodlines redux – loose souls can't let go of their low-down LA dreams. (AKA: Byzantine Black V2.) [UPDATE COMPLETE. Good lord, folks. 500,000 apologies for the unavoidable but shockingly obnoxious FF notification spam. I'M SO SO SO SORRY.]
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rated: M - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 95 - Words: 358,468 - Reviews: 477 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 11/1/2017 - Published: 1/13/2010 - Nines R., Prince S. LaCroix, Ventrue, OC - Complete
Icarus reviews
You must learn to run before you can fly. Anders & Justice revisioned. (REWRITE UNDERWAY. NOTE IN CHAPTER 1.)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 25,013 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 5/28/2017 - Published: 3/17/2011 - [Anders, Hawke (F)] Justice
Words Unanswered reviews
The most terrible thing you can do to a writer, Bilbo is sure, is answer words with silence. Bittersweet comedy-drama. Features a female-centric reimagining of dwarven government, an unbeloved king, four abundantly opinionated princes, one foxish she-elf, and extreme strife in Dale. Candidly, Bilbo is just trying to finish this book and go home.
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,735 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/10/2016 - [Bilbo B., Thorin] Dís, Kíli
He Does Not reviews
Thorin is the Khuzdul word for thunder. (A character voice study for Thorin II grounded in lectures, tragedy, bravery, and song.)
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 34,764 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 6/13/2015 - Published: 1/26/2013 - [Thorin, Bilbo B.] Fíli, Kíli - Complete
Harlem Sunset reviews
Once he had a real name. A story of the city, bad magic, and Baron Angeltown before he was Nines. (Nines Rodriguez character backstory. Historical fiction. Highly speculative and completely overhauled.)
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rated: T - English - Crime/Horror - Chapters: 3 - Words: 23,154 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 11/4/2013 - Published: 8/30/2010 - Nines R.
Black Coffee reviews
He has to keep awake somehow. (Brazenly overgrown Barney Calhoun character spotlight. Rated T for violence, language and mild sexual references. One-shot.)
Half-Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,525 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/27/2013 - Barney C. - Complete
Running on Faith reviews
Sometimes it's the bare-bones actions that keep you going.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,937 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/3/2012 - Lilly - Complete
Good Men reviews
"He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world." - Horace. A story of the Legion and one humble Legionnaire: Hadvar of Riverwood.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,906 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 6/21/2012 - Published: 4/21/2012 - Hadvar
On White Shores reviews
The bluffs of Dover endure, and great men are not determined by blood. Character study. A glimpse into what the Prince of LA might be—what the intimate part of his mind and personality could look like.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,126 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/13/2012 - Prince S. LaCroix - Complete
For Honour reviews
"I can no longer obey." - Napoleon Bonaparte. A personal history of Prince Sebastian LaCroix.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,817 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/3/2012 - Published: 12/12/2011 - Prince S. LaCroix
The Jackal reviews
History would say she was an animal. Myth would say she was a demon. The Good Thief would say she was foolish, belligerent, stubborn – blind. None of these are true. Viktoria always knew the cost of shaking Soulforge. She did it anyway.
Thief: The Dark Project - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,810 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/11/2012 - Complete
Half Full reviews
There is a little more wine yet in the widow's goblet; there is a little more she has to say. Join the eerie Edwina Moira and a certain master thief as they sit down for a madwoman's toast on the tower sill.
Thief: The Dark Project - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,514 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/1/2012 - Complete
Regaining Balance reviews
When the wood nymph tears out Garrett's eye, his equilibrium and his world are thrown off-kilter. Artemus can help.
Thief: The Dark Project - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,407 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/18/2011 - Complete
Haggling Freedom reviews
In the late Korcari autumn, a strange man meets an even stranger girl. (Pre-DA:O. One-shot.)
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,445 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/12/2011 - Morrigan, Anders - Complete
White Laurel reviews
"The Cousland history is long, indeed." A bloody realization of House Cousland and the end of a ruling line.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,716 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/30/2011 - Published: 1/30/2011 - Cousland, Eleanor C.
From the Grave reviews
A donnish Sarano cousin meets a would-be grave-robber. Vindictiveness and plenty of cussin' ensue in this eccentric Dark Elf romance played to the morbid tune of traditional Dunmer burial rites.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,656 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/21/2010 - Published: 9/11/2010
Cake reviews
A Dust Town bruiser and her fellow Warden recruits wind down over a lonely fire-pit and burnt rabbit. (A series of short vignettes and character exploration.)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,915 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 3/19/2010 - Published: 11/30/2009 - Brosca
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