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Joined 02-17-07, id: 1222136, Profile Updated: 03-22-14
Author has written 10 stories for Mulan, Quantum Leap, and Hey Arnold.

I can also be found on AO3 as snarky_panda, writing under the pseud: dramatic owl. I've also written stories here at FFN under the pen name lightbird.

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What DO you get a hologram for Christmas? by rabidsamfan reviews
When he already has a comb? - Sometimes a good deed requires a particular kind of Special. Written for Yuletide 2010.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 187 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/23/2011 - Complete
Truly the Best by LFVoy reviews
Humans have five senses: sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. When something can be perceived with all five of those senses, it's definitely the best in its class.
StarTrek: Enterprise - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,384 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/13/2011 - Complete
The First Casualty by smirnoffmule reviews
A humanitarian mission on a war-torn world goes badly wrong, and Malcolm has to face the consequences. Reed, Archer, Trip, gen. Chapter 9/9 now up - COMPLETE.
StarTrek: Enterprise - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 89,019 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/22/2011 - Published: 3/27/2011 - M. Reed, J. Archer - Complete
The General Synopsis at 03:38 Hours by Karshtakavaar reviews
Trip isn't the only one sleeping badly in the Expanse.
StarTrek: Enterprise - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,200 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Published: 2/14/2011 - M. Reed - Complete
Captains and Admirals by Jonn Wolfe reviews
One Shot meeting of Jack and Al. Christmas 1999 in Las Vegas. Rated T for Jack's Language.
Crossover - Doctor Who & Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,204 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/14/2010 - Jack H. - Complete
His Own Face by Rayndrop reviews
He's left his reflection in a mirror back home--it's a good thing he's got a friend to look after it for him. A oneshot about friendship and identity. Sam, Al
Quantum Leap - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 871 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 12 - Published: 3/3/2010 - Complete
After the Pulitzer by Set and Drift reviews
A small reflection - intended to take place following "The Leap Home - Vietnam".
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,066 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/11/2009 - Complete
To Say Goodbye by ajsqdaway reviews
A personal leap for Sam so he can say a final goodbye to one he loves.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,921 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Published: 9/8/2009 - Complete
Our Brother's Keepers by Lil black dog reviews
After the events of ‘The Tholian Web’, McCoy and Spock discuss how viewing the tape Jim left for them has changed their relationship to one another.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,806 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/20/2009 - Spock, L. McCoy - Complete
Subtle Things by volley reviews
Friend In Need. On his way to welcoming Archer back to Enterprise, Trip makes a detour to Sickbay. Coda to Shockwave 2
StarTrek: Enterprise - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,537 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/18/2009 - C. Tucker, M. Reed - Complete
Leaplets by Drassil reviews
Sam completes a series of leaps in a hundred words each. Even if this website's word counting disagrees!
Quantum Leap - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 10 - Words: 1,047 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/12/2008 - Published: 6/30/2006
Misdiagnosis by Glory1863 reviews
The literal translation of both hydrophobia and aquaphobia is fear of water, but in actual usage they mean two entirely different things. I'll let Porthos, with a little help from Hoshi, explain.
StarTrek: Enterprise - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,481 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 16 - Published: 2/9/2008 - M. Reed - Complete
Watchdogs by Glory1863 reviews
Porthos couldn't understand why Uncle Trip said Malcolm Reed was a hard person to get to know. All you had to do was watch.
StarTrek: Enterprise - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,225 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/30/2007 - M. Reed - Complete
It Ate My Dime by Nicole Harpe reviews
One of any number of ways Sam and Al might have met at the fabled vending machine. Rated T for some minimal language.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,086 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Published: 3/12/2007 - Complete
Back To Earth by volley reviews
In the morning they'll be hailed as heroes. Archer can't sleep. Neither can Reed.
StarTrek: Enterprise - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,883 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/2/2007 - J. Archer, M. Reed - Complete
Dramatis Calavicci by Zealous Iconoclast reviews
He hadn't expected this interference. So much of his work undone by one overeducated boy scout and his faithful hound. Fortunately, though the scientist had until this time largely escaped his notice, he had made an intimate study of the dog...
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,132 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/2/2006 - Complete
The More Things Change by Drassil reviews
How moments in Sam's history were revised by some of his leaps.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,356 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/16/2006 - Published: 7/13/2006
Road Trip by Nicole Harpe reviews
Sam is home. Gooshie has died. In order to help deal with their loss, Sam and Al talk with their families about a Road Trip they took while waiting to see if the government was going to fund the project.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 89,674 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Updated: 5/6/2006 - Published: 4/24/2006 - Complete
Half Dead by Skyhiatrist reviews
After Helga's Grandmother dies, Helga and Death have a little heart to heart. But of course, being Helga, there was always going to be a little trouble. A Hallowe'en Story. XCompleteX
Hey Arnold - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,646 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/28/2005 - Published: 10/20/2005 - Complete
Last Ounce of Courage by Nicole Harpe reviews
Back story about an incident during the building of the Project. Sam and Al have an argument that opens up old hurts for both men.
Quantum Leap - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,730 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Published: 11/7/2005 - Complete
The Tie That Binds by bluedana reviews
Sam Leaps into a minister in Oak Hills, IL, to save the life of a disgraced woman. Reposted only to make minor edits that were bugging me.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,211 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/7/2005 - Complete
Times that Taint by Aenigmatic reviews
[FINALLY COMPLETED] AU: Mulan returns home, injured, identity still concealed after the avalanche battle with the Huns. What happens 5 years after? A tale of people tainted by harsh times and broken dreams.
Mulan - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 21,750 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 12/13/2004 - Published: 7/26/2003 - Complete
A Touch in Time by QL Quanta reviews
Dr. Beckett thinks he knows why he's leaped into the life of an Olympic hopeful...until something happens that shows him the surprising real reason why.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,400 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/9/2004
Ladies On Top by SitaT'eyla reviews
Trip and Malcolm take it one step too far... what is Archer gonna do?
StarTrek: Enterprise - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,505 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/13/2004 - C. Tucker, M. Reed
Vox Iuvenium by nostalgia reviews
A/S back-story.
StarTrek: Enterprise - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 692 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/9/2002 - J. Archer, H. Sato
Ruby Slippers by Lian-hua reviews
My cast got tired of being serious. There's a masked thief in the Palace stealing slippers and kisses from the concubines. It's up to Mulan and Shang - and a friend who just won't cooperate - to track the culprit before the Emperor flips his lid. Sexy men
Mulan - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,338 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/24/2001
Chasing Madam Cloud Splendor by Illyana Lian-hua Wendybyrd reviews
By popular request, a continuation of Wendybrd's "Sweet Water." Take note of the rating, this is our evocative version of Mulan.
Mulan - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 28,200 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 336 - Follows: 41 - Published: 6/25/2001
Plum Concubine (Sequel to Long Spell of Rain) by Lian-hua reviews
Warning: This story deals with the issue of rape
Mulan - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,042 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 6/13/2001 - Published: 6/4/2001
The Way of Water (I) & The Long Spell of Rain (2) by Lian-hua reviews
This is the nice, fixed version, some small changes, some additions, different ending on the first part. . Overall, a big long mess of romance and intrigue. Enjoy.
Mulan - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 82,242 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 5/26/2001 - Published: 4/11/2001
Sweet Water by wendybyrd reviews
Mulan, Shang, a river by moonlight..... Those who would see this as profane look away! Hide your eyes, for yes! I have brought sex into the story.
Mulan - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,917 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 410 - Follows: 43 - Published: 5/15/2001
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Strings reviews
Miriam Pataki makes a new friend. A riff on 'Summer Love'.
Hey Arnold - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,363 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/14 - Suzie K., Miriam - Complete
Moment of Truth
Helga's life is about to reach a turning point.
Hey Arnold - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,670 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/29/2013 - Phoebe, Helga - Complete
Metamorphosis reviews
She knew this time it wasn't her imagination. Spoilers for 'Monkey Business' and 'Helga on the Couch'. Written for the ladiesbingo challenge on DW for the prompt: mutation/physical transformation and for the dark bingo challenge on LJ for the prompt: mental health issues.
Hey Arnold - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,657 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/28/2013 - Helga - Complete
In Memoriam reviews
Helga and Olga honor Miriam's unexpected request. Spoilers for 'Road Trip'. Warning: minor character death.
Hey Arnold - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,142 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/26/2013 - Helga, Olga - Complete
The Best Laid Plans reviews
Things didn't go exactly as planned. AU, canon divergence post-'The Leap Back', written for the DW trope bingo challenge.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,469 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/26/2013 - Complete
The Comforts of Hillwood reviews
A personal and candid picture of some of the working women of Hillwood, a city which is on the brink of lifting some of its more restrictive prostitution laws. Hooker AU. Written for DW's Ladies Bingo 2013 Challenge.
Hey Arnold - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,126 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/15/2013 - Complete
A Long Separation reviews
Historical AU. They were both ten years old when the war came home. Written for DW's trope bingo and ladiesbingo challenges.
Hey Arnold - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,858 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/14/2013 - Phoebe, Helga - Complete
Long Way Home reviews
Post 'Mirror Image'. Every leap brings Sam closer to home. Part 5: Sam leaps to stop Al from leaping.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 39,632 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/9/2013 - Published: 10/18/2012
An Imitation of Life reviews
Written for the dark bingo June mini-challenge on LJ. Nothing was ever really in her control. COMPLETE
Hey Arnold - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,639 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/30/2013 - Complete
A Tale of the Woman reviews
Summary inside. Take note of the rating. Not explicit but dark and contains sexual content including implied non-con w/in arranged marriage of a minor and other mature themes. Story is also crossposted to my LJ homepage (lightbird777) if you prefer to read it there. COMPLETE
Mulan - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 37,328 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 3/23/2007 - Published: 2/23/2007 - Complete