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Joined 12-25-06, id: 1187904, Profile Updated: 09-13-15
Author has written 15 stories for Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.

BINKY is my natural nickname (a virtual kewpie doll if you can figure out my given name). I'm from the Great State of New Jersey, where I've been a legal resident most of my life. I've also lived in New York (Brooklyn), and Rhode Island, where I went to graduate school for English (Victorian and Modern English and American literature)--I spell real good!

I've loved and consumed pop culture all my life, but still feel like a rookie at this fan fic thing. I've been writing sporadically since 2006, reading just a little longer than that. As a writer, I'm pretty vanilla and tend to only write canonical pairings. In fact, I've only written one pairing, Tara and Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. As a reader, I'm more adventurous though I generally favor femslash. In fact, I like all kinds of television shows and will willingly follow any genre and consider the most unconventional pairings, including (male) slash. Some of my favorite shows to watch:

Off-the-air: Farscape, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: DS9, Star Trek: Voyager, Xena, Homicide, Veronica Mars, While You Were Out, Battlestar Galactica, Breaking Bad, Dexter (up to the fifth season, then... yuck), Parks & Recreation

Still going: American Horror Story, Orange Is The New Black, House of Cards, Orphan Black, Law & Order SVU, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Iron Chef America, Shipping Wars, Person of Interest, The Walking Dead, Sense8

In literature, I'm a Harry Potter fan (not so much the movies). My favorite authors are John Varley, Don DeLillo, E.L Doctorow, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison.

Paragon works: John Varley's The Gaea Trilogy, Vince Gilligan's Breaking Bad, the Wachowski Brothers' Bound.

I'm pretty tolerant--after all, I'm being entertained for free and gift horses and all that, but I do have a few pet peeves as a fan fic reader. The most annoying thing to me are stories told in present tense, which I believe should be used very, very sparingly. Typos and grammatical mistakes are also a mood killer (if you need help, get a beta if you can!). One other thing--plagiarism is wrong on so many levels. Just don't do it. You'll feel like a d--k if you get caught, as you should.

Aside from writing, I also am a hack artist--drawings, illustration, and sculpture. I also collect toys. These pastimes along with my passion for Buffy has led me to customize Buffy action figures and even write a Willow-Tara comic. Unfortunately, my own web page where I kept my graphics files along with the AO stories I can't post here is now defunct. I am looking for a new server/space to host them. I did open a Tumblr account under njbinky2k if you want an occasional sketch or random thought buzzing in my head.

Specific to BtVS: Willow is my favorite character. Willow and Tara are my favorite pairing, however, unlike many Tara fans, I like Kennedy, don't fault her for finding Willow hot even in mourning, and fictions that malign Kennedy out-of-hand are a turn-off. Same for Oz-bashing. Spike and Angel I can take or leave, and Faith is my favorite Slayer.

:-binky


Update 9/13 - Obviously Glamour has been delayed (RL issues, and I still need a friendly server space to post some rather large graphics files). New target to post the graphic short story is late September. Other Sides is in full swing and should run with weekly updates at least through November, possibly through the end of the year. Then, hopefully, back to The Coven in the new year.

Thanks for your patience!

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Lotus by counterpunch reviews
Three months after ‘Grave’. We encounter our heroes who stumble brokenly, desperate to find a new path and heal.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 46 - Words: 68,339 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 3/2 - Published: 9/19/2008 - Willow R., Tara M.
The Colony by Cophinaphile reviews
1959 AU, Cosima returns to Reno from the East Coast every summer to work on her stepmother's ranch, but it isn't cattle she wrangles. With Incredible Cover Art by satousei13, to whom I am thankful beyond measure. M rating is for future developments
Orphan Black - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 41 - Words: 118,534 - Reviews: 209 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 167 - Updated: 5/15/2018 - Published: 12/12/2014 - Cosima, Delphine
But Who Could Ever Live That Way? by Fight-sister-fight reviews
AU in which Delphine is Cosima's boss who forces her to babysit a son that she's never mentioned before. Inspired by Le Passé Devant Nous.
Orphan Black - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 20,343 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 9 - Published: 10/23/2017 - [Cosima, Delphine] - Complete
The Never Home Girl by thecirclesquare reviews
Cophine AU - 1939 France, leading up to, and through WWII. A young Delphine lives with her family in the quiet village of Rosheim, France. But one day (and one night) she meets a stranger, a mysterious American woman, that will change the course of her life in ways that she still cannot yet imagine.
Orphan Black - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 110,146 - Reviews: 470 - Favs: 269 - Follows: 347 - Updated: 8/18/2017 - Published: 7/11/2014
Axiom by Extrinsical reviews
This is how the story goes. Post-season 3.
Orphan Black - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,000 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 12 - Published: 6/26/2015 - [Delphine, Cosima] Sarah M., Felix - Complete
Repercussions by thecirclesquare reviews
Canon-ish one shot AU. (Shay storyline doesn't exist.) Delphine returns to DYAD after discovering what Cosima and Scott have been trying to hide from her, and she is not happy about it. She orders Cosima to wait for her arrival at her apartment, so that Cosima may receive her due punishment for her bad behavior. NSFW. TW: some bdsm/spanking.
Orphan Black - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,871 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 12 - Published: 6/15/2015
Severed Crossed Fingers by Palaras Andhek reviews
Rock Band AU. Cosima is one of indie music's newest darlings. After a chance encounter with drummer Delphine Cormier before a show, she is asked to be the opening act on tour for an internationally acclaimed rock band. Ultimately, she ends up getting a lot more than she bargained for. Cophine-centric, but will feature many familiar characters.
Orphan Black - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 23 - Words: 117,183 - Reviews: 162 - Favs: 213 - Follows: 202 - Updated: 5/28/2015 - Published: 9/20/2014 - [Cosima, Delphine] Sarah M., Felix - Complete
Don't fear the Reaper by FivebyFive89 reviews
Tara is brought back to life to aid in preventing hell on Earth. She travels to England with her 'savior' to do just that. Meanwhile the Scoobies are set on the same path by Slayer visions. A/U season 8-ish (ignores the comics etc) Involves Willow, Kennedy, Buffy, Dawn, Xander, Giles, Tara, and own character.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 22 - Words: 73,697 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 1/12/2015 - Published: 9/4/2014 - [Tara M., Willow R.] Buffy S., Kennedy - Complete
Home-Ec by SpicyCheese reviews
Helena and Alison spend a day together. Set post-season 2.
Orphan Black - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,752 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/17/2014 - Sarah M., Alison H., Helena - Complete
The Memory I Can't Forget by Nerdinablender reviews
Alison is forced to confront her feelings when the person she's thought was dead for the past five years suddenly shows up at Cosima and Delphine's wedding. A 10-Part SoccerCop Fiction.
Orphan Black - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,058 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 9/4/2014 - Published: 8/18/2014 - Alison H., Elizabeth C., Felix, Donnie H. - Complete
A Beautiful Surrender by jaybear1701 reviews
A recovered Cosima travels to Africa to join a DYAD research expedition and meets a beautiful, but haunted MSF doctor in need of some cheering up. Canon-ish AU mildly influenced by Evelyne Brochu's film Inch'Allah.
Orphan Black - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 23,157 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 7/23/2014 - Published: 6/25/2014 - [Cosima, Delphine] - Complete
Perhaps by Zofie C. Field reviews
It's been a very long year. Cosima and Delphine are cloud watching in the summertime, daydreaming and considering what the next year will bring.
Orphan Black - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 840 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/19/2014 - Delphine, Cosima - Complete
(If You're) Going My Way by geekmonkeyramblings reviews
Great things (and people) can turn up in unexpected places - like, for example, on the side of the road, holding a sign that reads "San Fran or Bust." Delphine is not at all the type to give a stranger a ride, but there's something about Cosima that she just can't resist. What are the odds that a random hitchhiker could have such a profound effect on her life in a single day?
Orphan Black - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,286 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 32 - Published: 7/5/2014 - Cosima, Delphine - Complete
Intangible by AssassinsLover reviews
AU - "The same people came into the library every week, more or less. Cosima knew all of the regulars, but not a single one of them knew about her."
Orphan Black - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 26,954 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 301 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 1/3/2014 - Published: 12/9/2013 - [Cosima, Delphine] - Complete
Love Like Fools by AssassinsLover reviews
On holiday with her father in the south of France, Cosima stumbles across the beautiful, scientific Delphine and they instantly have a connection. Cosima's convinced that she's found not only her intellectual equal, but the future mother of her children. Amazingly enough, so has her father - Delphine's mother.
Orphan Black - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 69,500 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 335 - Follows: 215 - Updated: 12/5/2013 - Published: 9/10/2013 - Cosima, Delphine - Complete
Can't Go Wrong with Shots by krazyhippo66 reviews
Sarah has one objective: get Delphine drunk.
Orphan Black - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,700 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 16 - Published: 11/9/2013 - Sarah M., Cosima, Kira M., Delphine - Complete
Let It Bleed by elviswhataguy reviews
Willow/Faith. Our journey through the Wickedgeekyverse begins. Follows on from season seven; everything that happened on the show happened here. Contains a couple of brief references/allusions to events depicted in Angel seasons one and four, but otherwise the 'verse is BtVS all the way, baby! Best read if you're a Buffy-tragic. Slow burn but, hopefully, worth it.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 93,791 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 7/20/2013 - Published: 7/10/2013 - Faith L., Willow R. - Complete
Red by elliott ashes reviews
WillowTara. An alternate take on season six, particularly the magic addiction plot. "There's a place where metaphor blurs into reality, where chemistry blurs into poetry. It's the type of truth that ignites you molecule by molecule, blazing up until you're nothing, or until you're something more than people are meant to be."
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 17,352 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 6/5/2013 - Published: 12/23/2012 - Willow R., Tara M.
Shades Of Grey by rainbowwriters reviews
This BTVS fic was written way back in 2003 and is up on a couple of sites that are still out there, but we wanted to bring all our writing together on this site - Set in Season Seven, The First is still the big bad, there is a gaggle of SIT's in town but something very different is about to happen…
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 29 - Words: 327,078 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 7/13/2012 - Published: 7/11/2012 - Willow R., Tara M. - Complete
Tide by zephyrchild reviews
Falling in love isn't quite like anything. Its always different. Missing pieces to Willow and Tara's story in season 4.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 9,559 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 11/16/2009 - Published: 10/26/2009 - Willow R., Tara M. - Complete
Waiting by sailor8t reviews
It took more than one coffee date for Willow and Tara to begin to mend their relationship.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,446 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/16/2009 - Willow R., Tara M. - Complete
All Our Masks by wingedraksha reviews
Willow Rosenberg is haunted by a trauma from years ago. Tara Maclay is bound by a secret that could destroy everything she has fought for. Can a woman with a dark past and a girl with something to hide find a way to pull each other out of the deep end?
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 23 - Words: 35,726 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 3/25/2009 - Published: 1/1/2008 - Willow R., Tara M. - Complete
Biology Lessons by Orange Bulldog reviews
A spell gone awry leads to a pregnant scooby, and changes the course of season 6. Has now been combined with a somewhat edited version of Side Effects. Reviews welcome, and I may write a sequel so suggestions welcome too!
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,693 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 2/23/2006 - Published: 10/5/2004 - Willow R., Tara M. - Complete
Tempus Fugit alternative S7 by witchpunk reviews
EPILOGUE. EPIC altS7 Willow and Buffy are swept back in time to S4 by a strange device and reunited with Tara and Joyce, leaving Dawn with Faith in an apocalyptic future. No crossover with BTVS S7. Lots of action, WT, BF and a happy ending.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 92,916 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 1/1/2005 - Published: 1/4/2004 - Willow R., Tara M.
Tempus Fugit S4 by witchpunk reviews
[Complete!] Willow struggles with her feelings for Tara and inadvertantly sets off a mysterious device with potentially disastrous results. Prologue to Tempus Fugit S7.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 23,082 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 4/14/2004 - Published: 1/4/2004 - Willow R., Tara M. - Complete
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Other Sides reviews
AU, science fiction. Rookie NYPD detective Willow Rosenberg investigates the murder of a young woman formerly of wealth/position and the kidnapping of her newborn daughter. The trail of the investigation leads to a black market bio-materials smuggling ring transporting restricted technology and genetic contraband to a distant off-world mining colony. Willow/Tara.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Crime - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,667 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/13/2015 - Published: 9/3/2015 - Angel, Faith L., Tara M., Willow R.
Glamour reviews
A season 6 interlude set a couple of weeks after episodes 1 & 2, "Bargaining." After a night of slaying with the newly resurrected Buffy, the gang unwinds at the Bronze where a bigot confronts Willow. M for profanity, hate speech, some sexual suggestiveness, and hints of Dark Willow.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,920 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/6/2015 - Buffy S., Tara M., Willow R.
Homecoming reviews
A different version of Willow-Tara that diverges from just after they met in season 4, year 1 university. Set in 2012. Willow-Tara domestic fluff/PWP, so please be advised/warned and avoid if this is not your bag.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 17,584 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 5/23/2015 - Published: 4/8/2015 - Tara M., Willow R. - Complete
Endgame reviews
A season 6 Willow & Tara missing scene set during the breakup shortly after ep 13 "Dead Things." Willow POV. Willow is doing laundry in the basement of the Summers house, feeling sorry for herself. She starts to think about how she got to this low point.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,539 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 18 - Published: 6/10/2008 - Tara M., Willow R. - Complete
Kinda Gay reviews
A 2-part Willow-Tara season 4 interlude set before the ep 'This Year's Girl': Willow realizes she's kinda gay. The first part, Green-Eyed Monster, is rated M for racy Willow-dreamin'. The second, Gay Now, is from Willow's POV and is rated T for language.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,730 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/22/2008 - Tara M., Willow R. - Complete
The Coven reviews
AU. Supernatural/Contemporary. Nine-year old Willow Rosenberg tries to adapt to a new life at the Coven with Jenny and a hurt and resentful Tara. Rated M for language, violence, and eventually sexual situations. Willow & Tara.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 41,227 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 5/15/2008 - Published: 8/17/2007 - Tara M., Willow R.
Embrace Me, My Sweet reviews
A brief season 4 Willow and Tara interlude set a little after "Hush." Tara comes out to Willow.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,466 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/26/2008 - Tara M., Willow R. - Complete
Requiem and Return reviews
Another Willow and Tara missing scene. Set during the summer between season 5 and 6, a month after 'The Gift.' The couple are on a much needed break away from Sunnydale, to reconnect and make plans after Buffy's death. M for some mature themes.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,866 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/17/2008 - Tara M., Willow R. - Complete
Coming Home reviews
A season 6 Willow and Tara interlude set within ep 18 'Entropy' just before the final 'Just skip it' scene. Tara POV. Sexual content.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,840 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/22/2007 - Tara M., Willow R. - Complete
Homo Triste reviews
A season 5 Willow and Tara interlude set a few days after ep 19 'Tough Love,' the Tara brainsuck, Willow rampage episode. Willow is struggling with the pressure of caring for a disabled Tara. Adult themes, sexual content.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,735 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 24 - Published: 9/15/2007 - Tara M., Willow R. - Complete
Cups reviews
A season 5 Willow and Tara interlude set after ep 15, 'I Was Made to Love You.' It's the couple's one year anniversary, time to take stock and have several discussions, some serious, some playful, some sexy, about a variety of topics.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,426 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 13 - Published: 9/2/2007 - Tara M., Willow R. - Complete
Nails reviews
A season 4 Willow and Tara interlude. Tara gives Willow a manicure.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,246 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/28/2007 - Tara M., Willow R. - Complete
The Departure of Wicca'dRed reviews
A season 6 Willow and Tara interlude. Tara tutors a budding femslash fanfic writer who reminds her of a certain ex girlfriend...
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,595 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/23/2007 - Tara M., Willow R. - Complete
Happy Birthday reviews
Primarily a Tara character study. The aftermath of Tara's 20th birthday party Season 5, episode 6 'Family.' Tara thinks about her relationships with the other Scoobies.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,139 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/19/2007 - Buffy S., Tara M. - Complete
Meet the Rosenbergs reviews
Willow brings Tara to the Rosenberg home for the first time for dinner with Sheila and Ira. Set during the summer break between seasons 4 and 5.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,028 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/29/2006 - Tara M., Willow R. - Complete