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Joined 10-03-06, id: 1143716, Profile Updated: 12-07-20
Author has written 7 stories for Kim Possible, Shakespeare, and Muppet Show.

*12/7/20: Update*

General Franco is still dead (I suppose nowadays I have to explain that that's a very old Saturday Night Live joke). Also, I'm still almost entirely based at AO3 for fanfictional purposes.

The specific reason for this update is to mention that one of my stories - and specifically, one of the very few I didn't port to AO3 on account of its being incomplete - has been performed on a recent episode (#11, to be specific, released just a few weeks ago) of the Stranger Than (Fan)Fiction podcast. This was A Midsummer Day's Nightmare, featuring Kermit and company attempting Shakespeare...and Gonzo running afowl of a faerie spell. [No, I'm not going to apologize for that one...]

While I do check in once in a great while, this account is essentially inactive. (Any update notices for existing works most likely reflect minor corrections arising from changes in formatting protocols over time.) See the Archive of Our Own for more current work; I am also active on Dreamwidth.

*4/2/16: Status Update*

While I do check in once in a great while, this account is essentially inactive. (Any update notices for existing works most likely reflect minor corrections arising from changes in formatting protocols over time.) See the Archive of Our Own for more current work; I am also active on both LiveJournal and Dreamwidth.

I'm a longtime fan of many genre sf/f, mystery, and animated TV series and films, who wandered into the greater community of fanfic writers early in the run of Kim Possible and have been playing in various sandboxes ever since. Shows I've enjoyed go as far back as the Adam West Batman series and the original Maverick, range widely (Remington Steele to Gargoyles to Knight Rider to the Muppet Show), include the moderately obscure (Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?) and such programs as Jackie Chan Adventures, Veronica Mars, Smallville, Castle, and just about all the animated incarnations of Batman. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it will do for a start.

What originally drew me to was chiefly the strong community of Kim Possible writers. I've been reading their work for some time now, and finally decided that I needed to sign up with FF in order to properly acknowledge my respect for much of what they've created.

Most of what's here focuses on Kim Possible, though I have wandered in a couple of other directions. A few words about my KP interests and biases are probably in order:

1. I am pairing-flexible; I will read K/R and Kigo with equal interest, provided the stories are well-written. If the characterization is good, I'll grant a writer a lot of working room, and I find a number of the nonstandard and minor-character pairings interesting and entertaining. As to what pairings I'm likely to write: the "Sitch in Slash" series reflects a lot of my thinking about Kim and Shego without actually being Kigo, and I have begun a completely different series exploring the Kim/Ron/Yori triangle.

2. As the preceding comment may indicate, I value good writing very highly, though I also recognize some of the constraints inherent in the fanfic process. (Note that "good writing" is not limited to sentence structure, proofreading, and so on; the best writers, whether fanfic or pro, are simply better at using the language than many of the rest of us.)

3. I diverge from apparent fannish consensus on a couple of points of KP mythology, most notably the location of Middleton. It seems to me that Middleton ought logically to be roughly equidistant from Florida (and Nana Possible's retirement home) and Montana (site of the Crooked D Ranch). Colorado just doesn't fit those criteria; my best guess would put Middleton somewhere along the Indiana/Ohio border. Prior to Season 4's canonization of Ann as Mrs. Dr. Possible's first name, I'd also developed my own theory on that point; for details, see the notes at the very end of I Suppose This Means They Read the Fanfic.

STORIES & SERIES • Updated 04/02/16

A Midsummer Day's Nightmare
Partial; incomplete A Muppet Show/Shakespeare crossover, initially conceived as a Yuletide NYR story, set aside for a long time, and now uploaded in response to a challenge in the "multific" community over at LiveJournal.

The Wrong and the Sickness: Director's Cut
Complete AU; ignores Season 4. Written for the "Guess the Author #4" competition (theme: "soap opera"). Kim is about to marry Ron -- but three different foes have plans to stop her, and her mother has a potentially devastating secret that may change everything.

So Not Exactly the Drama
Complete AU; scene/oneshot, written by request. The "out there/in here" moment from So the Drama, re-imagined as occurring between Kim & Shego.

Monkey Chi, Monkey Du
Partial; unfinished Crossover with Jackie Chan Adventures. Somehow, crack Global Justice agent Will Du has been turned into a wooden puppet -- and that's the least of Team Possible's (and Section 13's) problems when Monkey Fist crosses paths with the mythical Monkey King.

A Sitch In Slash
AU series, starts late in Season 3. Shego writes fanfic; via Monique, Kim's developed a rep as a world-class beta reader. When they learn about each other's talents, a variety of complications ensue.

1 • Favor for Favor
Complete. Shego's come up with the perfect evil dilemma. If Kim agrees to beta her extra-spicy fanfic, her goody-two-shoes image will be toast; if she refuses, her "I can do anything" reputation for trading favors will be tarnished. Meanwhile, Drakken's baking fruitcakes...

2 • I Suppose This Means They Read the Fanfic
Complete. Crossover with Shaenon Garrity's Narbonic, retitled (previously "The Cross and the Beta"). The subjects of Shego's latest smutfic have targeted her for assassination from three universes over. Mrs. Dr. Possible may be able to save her -- but can she keep Kim from getting involved? And why are there more gerbils than usual on the streets of New York City?

3 • Once More With Ninjas
Someone's been flooding the 'Net with graphic RPF slashfic starring Kim and Shego. Now whoever's behind it had better hope that the duo dies from embarrassment before they catch up with the mysterious author...

Seasons of the Lotus
AU series, starts two weeks after the events of So the Drama. The Lotus Blade wasn’t the only prize Ron earned at Yamanuchi; he also captured the heart of Yori, ninja student par excellence. But now that Ron and Kim are an item, what will happen when Yori makes her own feelings known?

1 • Unsealed With a Kiss
Partial; unfinished. Yori arrives in Middleton shortly after the conclusion of the Diablo affair, with her eyes set firmly on Ron. Not surprisingly, Kim is less than thrilled -- but she may need Yori's help as well as Ron's when Senor Senior Sr. launches a scheme to gain control of the world's supply of chocolate.

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Mating Games by campy reviews
A story in the Essential Ron-ness Universe. After her relationship with a hottie hunk goes south, a beautiful cheerleader finds romance with a boy from the bottom of the Food Chain. Kim and Ron? Not this time.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 60,193 - Reviews: 282 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 5/7/2020 - Published: 9/23/2006 - Tara, The Middleton Cheer Squad - Complete
California Dreaming by Kavi Leighanna reviews
Castle manages to convince Beckett to come to California with him. Beckett expects a relaxing week, but Castle has other ideas. Caskett. Around the World Series - Part I
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 30,657 - Reviews: 574 - Favs: 349 - Follows: 173 - Updated: 4/18/2010 - Published: 1/27/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
R-E-S-P-E-C-T by King in Yellow reviews
Monique knows there is no point to dating Will Du. Will Du can afford to get things done his own way. Irresistible object vs Unmovable force. With luck, two winners. Spans four years, from meeting to wedding. Best Enemies Universe.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 59,700 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/17/2008 - Published: 8/28/2007 - Complete
Under the Milky Way Tonight by Allaine reviews
The sixth and final chapter in the Unacceptable Sitch saga! Kim Possible finds herself surrounded by old and new faces as the American government drafts Team Possible to boldly go where no one has gone before and save civilization from the Worldwide Empi
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 77,661 - Reviews: 320 - Favs: 207 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 9/29/2007 - Published: 4/24/2006 - Kim P., Shego
Kim Possible: The Next Generation by MrDrP reviews
When Ensign Kim Possible's best friend Ron Stoppable visits her on the Enterprise D, an adventure of galactic proportions begins. Now incorporating the events of The Naco On The Edge of Forever and an all new bonus conclusion. COMPLETE
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 193,145 - Reviews: 1333 - Favs: 367 - Follows: 143 - Updated: 9/10/2007 - Published: 12/2/2005 - Kim P., Ron S. - Complete
The Price of Honor by StarvingLunatic reviews
Yori knows that being a ninja means going on missions, but she never expected her latest mission. It's really hard to believe what you can order out of magazines. ShegoYori. For Zaratan's Something Different, Something New contest.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 38,201 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 8/15/2007 - Published: 7/30/2007 - Shego, Yori - Complete
Sheela and the Ferret by MrDrP reviews
When Kim and Ron go out for some T or T action, Drakken and Shego spring a trick that's so much more the drama than smelly feet ... [COMPLETE]
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,184 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 3/9/2007 - Published: 10/31/2006 - Kim P., Ron S. - Complete
CSI: Death by Chocolate by Beth Einspanier reviews
CSICharlie and the Chocolate Factory DeppMovie crossover. A young man is found in the desert, having been drowned in chocolate. Who would want him dead, and what does he have to do with a reclusive chocolatier from London?
Crossover - CSI & Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Fantasy - Chapters: 16 - Words: 28,069 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 412 - Follows: 114 - Updated: 9/3/2006 - Published: 8/20/2005 - Gil G. - Complete
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A Midsummer Days Nightmare reviews
Oberon's straying again. The Muppets are staging a production of a certain Shakespeare play. Titania casts a spell....
Crossover - Shakespeare & Muppet Show - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,978 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/31/2008 - Gonzo
Monkey Chi, Monkey Du reviews
Will Du's personality is more wooden than usual. Can Kim and Ron change him back? Do they want to? And what does Monkey Fist want with the Monkey King? Crossover with Jackie Chan Adventures. Chapter 2 up at last.
Kim Possible - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,307 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/21/2008 - Published: 2/25/2007
The Wrong and the Sickness: Director's Cut reviews
Originally part of Guess the Author 4. Kim is marrying Ron...unless one of three different foes stops her. Drakken has a mentor and a plan, Yori is taking cues from Monkey Fist, and Kim's mother has a devastating secret.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,021 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/25/2007 - Kim P., Ron S. - Complete
Unsealed With a Kiss reviews
AU, first in the Seasons of the Lotus series. Two weeks after the Diablo affair, Yori arrives in Middleton with her eyes on Ron. Meanwhile, Senor Senior Sr. is after Kim...and the world’s supply of chocolate.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,717 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 11/5/2007 - Published: 10/29/2007 - Ron S., Kim P.
I Suppose This Means They Read the Fanfic reviews
RETITLED: Sequel to Favor for Favor crossover with Narbonic. Shego's being pursued by one of her characters, Mrs. Dr. P is trying to save her, and both are trying to keep Kim out of the loop. Like that's really going to work....
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,822 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/14/2007 - Published: 2/17/2007 - Shego - Complete
So Not Exactly The Drama reviews
One shot AU. An alternative So the Drama moment the out therein here scene, as it might have played out between Kim and...Shego? Response to a request made in LiveJournal's kpslash community. Kigo? You decide.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,442 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/6/2007 - Kim P., Shego - Complete
Favor for Favor: A Sitch in Slash, Episode 1 reviews
In which Shego writes extraspicy slashfic and uses it to make Kim an offer she can't accept, yet can't afford to refuse. And no, it isn't the offer you think it is. Rated T for thematic elements.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 9,067 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/16/2007 - Kim P., Shego - Complete
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