MrPowell
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Joined 11-04-06, id: 1159941, Profile Updated: 04-08-12
Author has written 2 stories for Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, and Harry Potter.

My name is MrPowell and I like long walks on the beach, and hikes in... wait a second... What do you mean this isn't that kind of profile? Sorry 'bout that, my randonimity escaped for a second...

Hey! I'm a college student in South Carolina who writes when he's not doing anything else (namely work or reading). I'm cursed with an overactive mind and muse, both of whom while while far from idle, would prefer to read a good fic than write my own...

My likes and dislikes are spread throughout multiple fandoms. Mostly I focus on Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Legend of Zelda, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I, unlike apparently most of you, do enjoy a good crossover.

I'm finally publicly stating that League of Warriors is dead. Don't expect a eulogy. Usable parts of its body are being dedicated to further writing. But seriously, it suffered badly from my ADD muse and mutated so much that what little plans I had were barely recognizable as Harry Potter. The basic idea has now been moved and further mutated into an original story I know I'm not experienced enough to write. Other parts may show up in other forms in FanFiction, but if they do, it will be a long while from now.

I have several other stories that I'm currently working on. I don't want to start something and then never finish it however, so I'm slowly building up a buffer for them before posting.

While currently my writing is rather stalled from lack of inspiration, my current projects include an as of yet unnamed ALIAS/Naruto crossover, an also unnamed ALIAS/Castle cross, a Buffy YAHF that will cross with a couple MMO's and another game, and a rather ambitious Harry Potter non-cross bunny that I'm tentatively titling "No One Holding the Idiot Ball".

My thoughts

Opinions on what I like and don't in fan fiction that I will add to as they come to mind.

Pet peeves

"The Greater Good"

For years, especially since the release of Deathly Hallows, anyone who wishes to write a manipulative or evil (or both) Dumbledore, will often have him justify his actions with something along the lines of "It's for the greater good."Beyond the fact that it is simply overused, the problem here is two fold.

First is that the phrase is all to often misused. In reality the phrase could be seen as the mantra for utilitarianism, a philosophical movement that, as far as I recall, sought to do actions for the greater good of the utility of as many as possible, minimizing the hurt to the few. The issue comes where rape, murder and a variety of atrocities that horrify any and all modern proponents of utilitarianism, are excused by the so-called good guys of fan fiction (especially Dumbledore) as for the greater good. True, some did attempt to use it in the past to rationalize such atrocities, but to do so requires that the segment of the population that is hurt (slaves, undesirables, or whatever the "cause" may call for) be listed as either inhuman or subhuman, which invites an inherent fallacy. If I can come up with that in just a few minutes, surely the person actually writing the story can do a similar job of thinking it through?

Just as importantly, is that the phrase, as a rationale for the actions of Professor Dumbledore, has very little to no basis in canon. The only hint that you will find of such a thing comes from the writings of Rita Skeeter, a journalist who made her living by writing sensationalist, even libelous, articles and later books where she take the barest hint of fact and then twists and adds to it, finding disreputable sources when all else fails, all to destroy someone, regardless of the truth of her statements. Do you really want to use her writing as the basis for your opinion? When you look at Dumbledore's own words from the scene in Kings Cross, you will find that he despised the phrase as well as his own idiocy for following the rationale, as he felt that it was responsible for the death of his sister. If you can find evidence in canon that refutes this, please, send it to me in a PM complete with quote and reference (book, book edition and page number, so for example Deathly Hallows, US Hardcover, pg 253). If you can do so, I will willingly retract my statements and even post that quote here.

Between the overuse, the misuse, and the lack of basis in canon, whenever I see this phrase it increases the difficulty the author will have in selling the story to me. Simply put, if you intend to use "for the greater good" as a rationale for someone's actions, do your best to show why the character is doing so and either how they envision their actions being for others' greater good, or how they use the line as a smoke shield for their own selfish desires. Don't use it as a throw away line, because frankly, that's truly getting very old.

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I wouldn't exactly call that sitting by dogbertcarroll reviews
Xander is chosen... To babysit Dawn while Joyce joins Giles searching for Buffy in LA following the Alcatha incident. Unfortunately for Xander, Dawn has a plan, The Mayor has a spell, and TV has its first live broadcast Reality Show!
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & X-overs - Rated: T - English - Humor/Supernatural - Chapters: 20 - Words: 51,141 - Reviews: 662 - Favs: 929 - Follows: 466 - Updated: 3/24 - Published: 1/16/2010 - Xander H. - Complete
Corin by Isabeau of Greenlea reviews
The provoking young Cousland Grey Warden stands squarely in the way of Anora's ambitions.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 53 - Words: 286,028 - Reviews: 1153 - Favs: 589 - Follows: 601 - Updated: 1/29 - Published: 8/18/2011 - Cousland, Anora
Erasing The Future by Moxterminator reviews
Harry goes back in time to redo his Hogwarts years after losing the war, his family, and his wife, Ginny Potter to Voldemort. Alternate Universe. Years 1-4 but canon up to end of year 6. Writting again as from September 2013.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 53 - Words: 418,426 - Reviews: 2243 - Favs: 2,179 - Follows: 2,349 - Updated: 1/13 - Published: 3/7/2006 - [Harry P., Ginny W.] Ron W., Hermione G.
Shadows of the Sith, V2 by amthyst-fire reviews
Thirty-Six years after Yoda's Shadow, crisis strikes the Skywalker family.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 16 - Words: 165,531 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 114 - Updated: 1/30/2013 - Published: 10/7/2008 - Luke S., Leia O., Anakin Skywalker
Dragon Age: The Crown of Thorns by Karmic Acumen reviews
Bhelen had all bases covered, but didn't consider that his older brother would get himself framed on purpose just to fake one measly death... or two. AU Fanfiction including all Origins as characters. The preface contains an extended summary.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 71 - Words: 880,363 - Reviews: 500 - Favs: 412 - Follows: 307 - Updated: 1/2/2013 - Published: 6/21/2010 - Aeducan, Surana
Harry Potter and the Nightmares of Futures Past by S'TarKan reviews
The war is over. Too bad no one is left to celebrate. Harry makes a desperate plan to go back in time, even though it means returning Voldemort to life. Now an 11 year old Harry with 30 year old memories is starting Hogwarts. Can he get it right?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 390,734 - Reviews: 12052 - Favs: 14,384 - Follows: 13,037 - Updated: 10/19/2012 - Published: 10/28/2005 - Harry P., Ginny W.
Of Time and the Snorkack by Wrexscar reviews
One moment you are 27 the next 9 again . What would you change after all everyone lived happily ever after didn't they? No pairings. A Luna Lovegood time travel tale. Read authors notes at the end of chapter 1. This leads into The Time of Consequences, consequences is abandoned. Consider this a dead fic.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 110,736 - Reviews: 347 - Favs: 426 - Follows: 475 - Updated: 10/18/2012 - Published: 11/2/2011 - Luna L., Harry P.
Partially Kissed Hero by Perfect Lionheart reviews
Summer before third year Harry has a life changing experience, and a close encounter with a dementor ends with him absorbing the horcrux within him. Features Harry with a backbone.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 103 - Words: 483,646 - Reviews: 14054 - Favs: 6,968 - Follows: 6,237 - Updated: 4/28/2012 - Published: 5/6/2008 - Harry P.
Lessons With Hagrid by NothingPretentious reviews
"Have you found out how to get past that beast of Hagrid's yet?" ...Snape kicks Harry out of 'Remedial Potions', but as we know from The Philosopher's Stone, there is another Occlumens in the school good enough to keep out the Dark Lord. Stupid oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,357 - Reviews: 392 - Favs: 1,753 - Follows: 259 - Published: 10/31/2011 - Rubeus H. - Complete
The Knights of Scooby by Perfect Lionheart reviews
A passing mage, friend of the Rosenberg clan, stops by to check in on Willow as she graduates Junior High. Horrified, he attempts to leave her a protector by buffing up her best friend.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 116,384 - Reviews: 1121 - Favs: 855 - Follows: 873 - Updated: 1/4/2011 - Published: 7/8/2007 - Xander H., Willow R.
Oasis Begins in Dawn's Azure Light Aisle by Daniella Harwood reviews
Qui-Gon Jinn, Jedi Master, was dying.' The debilitating condition of his Master causes Obi-Wan Kenobi to take a more active role in the Naboo Blockade Crisis, ensuring the beginning of a friendship with Queen Padmé Amidala. Four stories, one saga.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 167,048 - Reviews: 261 - Favs: 318 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 8/13/2010 - Published: 10/23/2009 - Obi-Wan K., Padmé Amidala - Complete
Poison Pen by GenkaiFan reviews
Harry has had enough of seeing his reputation shredded in the Daily Prophet and decides to do something about it. Only he decides to embrace his Slytherin side to rectify matters.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 32 - Words: 74,506 - Reviews: 7610 - Favs: 12,543 - Follows: 5,714 - Updated: 6/21/2010 - Published: 12/3/2009 - Harry P. - Complete
Masks by nuke reviews
Everybody wears a mask, but its whats hidden underneath that counts.Have replaced chapter three with the checked version rather than the error riddled one that was posted previously.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,084 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 3/14/2010 - Published: 2/4/2009 - Xander H.
Oh God Not Again! by Sarah1281 reviews
So maybe everything didn't work out perfectly for Harry. Still, most of his friends survived, he'd gotten married, and was about to become a father. If only he'd have stayed away from the Veil, he wouldn't have had to go back and do everything AGAIN.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 50 - Words: 162,700 - Reviews: 9500 - Favs: 10,628 - Follows: 4,559 - Updated: 12/22/2009 - Published: 9/13/2008 - Harry P. - Complete
The Phoenix and the Serpent by Sanction reviews
CHPXXXVI: Journeys end in lovers meeting. - Carpe Diem, W. Shakespeare
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 37 - Words: 347,428 - Reviews: 314 - Favs: 205 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 4/19/2009 - Published: 3/3/2002 - Harry P., Ginny W.
Taking Control by fake a smile reviews
It's the summer before Harry's 6th year, and Harry is wracked with grief. But what happens when Harry makes a vow to himself to take control of his life? Harry's life takes a sharp turn when he gets an unexpected visitor one night. HPGW Independent!Harry
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 523,307 - Reviews: 2741 - Favs: 4,731 - Follows: 2,560 - Updated: 11/15/2008 - Published: 5/23/2006 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
Missing: Presumed Missing? by Seel'vor reviews
After the debacle at the DoM, Harry's friends turn on him. So he leaves. Now the world begins to realise they've driven away their savior. How will they get him back? Rated for language. Harry!Harem. Heavily Edited and NEW CONTENT!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 31,291 - Reviews: 435 - Favs: 1,239 - Follows: 1,645 - Updated: 6/19/2008 - Published: 12/20/2007 - Harry P.
Star Wars Episode VI: Rise of the Jedi by Naitch03 reviews
The final chapter of the Chosen Saga! The final battle with the Dark Side looms, and the Jedi must prepare to wage all out war- but what will be the cost?
Buffy X-overs - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 35,672 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 3/8/2008 - Published: 10/18/2007 - Complete
Star Wars Episode IV: Hope Reborn by Naitch03 reviews
Where it all begins...again. Four years on Earth equals twenty in the galaxy far, far away. Luke Skywalker and Leia Nabberie are grown. And as the Rebellion enters its most desperate hour, they will be its only hope along with a group of exiled Jedi, and
Buffy X-overs - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 61,279 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 11/12/2006 - Published: 7/7/2006 - Complete
First Knight by Asha Dreamweaver reviews
BtVSLotR. Buffy gets sent to Middle Earth to help bring down Sauron. Her duty, like the Istari, is not to confront Sauron directly but to help those fated to face him bring him down. More specifically she’s to help the King of Gondor get on his throne.
Buffy X-overs - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 57 - Words: 482,935 - Reviews: 2587 - Favs: 787 - Follows: 387 - Updated: 7/7/2006 - Published: 4/13/2004
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Witch by Naitch03 reviews
It's the end of an era. The war is nearly over, Darth Sidious's plan has nearly come to fruition, and the only hope of the Jedi rests in the hands of the last Summers sister if Darth Traya doesn't kill her first....
Buffy X-overs - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 99,336 - Reviews: 307 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 6/25/2006 - Published: 12/11/2005 - Complete
A Veritable Cornucopia [STA - 2] by C-Man reviews
Living through sophomore year in high school was never something Xander wanted to repeat, but at least he knows what's coming this time. Doesn't he? Part Two of Second Time Around series. B/X
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 11 - Words: 80,113 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 1/28/2002 - Published: 4/8/2001
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No One Holding the Idiot Ball: The Shirts reviews
Hermione has a question in her fourth year. Harry may have the answer.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 917 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/7/2012 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
A Soldier's Dream reviews
A Scooby has died in Japan and a former member of the gang has been sent to get vengeance. But is that all there is to the story? WARNING: Character Death
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,287 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/9/2009 - Xander H. - Complete