Bar Sira
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Joined 06-19-07, id: 1304534, Profile Updated: 06-01-15
Author has written 12 stories for West Wing, Harry Potter, Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego, X-overs, Left Behind, Incredibles, Chronicles of Narnia, Thor, and Misc. Tv Shows.

I awaked up last of all, as one that gathereth after the grape-gatherers: by the blessing of the Lord I profited, and filled my winepress like a gatherer of grapes. Consider that I laboured not for myself only, but for all them that seek learning. -Ecclus. 33:16-18

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G. K. CHESTERTON ON...

...THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: "[E]ven polytheism seems often the combination of several monotheisms. A god will gain only a minor seat on Mount Olympus, when he had owned earth and heaven and all the stars while he lived in his own little valley." -The Everlasting Man

...CERTAIN OF MY REVIEWERS: "'...Oh, if these new pagans would only be old pagans, they would be a little wiser! The old pagans knew that mere naked Nature-worship must have a cruel side. They knew that the eye of Apollo can blast and blind.'" -"The Eye of Apollo", from The Innocence of Father Brown

...THE PROSPECT OF A SECOND BUSH-CLINTON ELECTION: "There are, I believe, some who still deny that England is governed by an oligarchy. It is quite enough for me to know that a man might have gone to sleep some thirty years ago over the day's newspaper and woken up last week over the later newspaper, and fancied that he was reading about the same people. In one paper, he would have found a Lord Robert Cecil, a Mr. Gladstone, a Mr. Lyttleton, a Churchill, a Chamberlain, a Trevelyan, an Acland. In the other paper, he would find a Lord Robert Cecil, a Mr. Gladstone, a Mr. Lyttleton, a Churchill, a Chamberlain, a Trvelyan, an Acland. If this is not being governed by families, I cannot imagine what it is. I suppose it is being governed by extraordinary democratic coincidences." -What's Wrong with the World

...THE FORMER ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE MASS: "Christianity even when watered down is hot enough to boil all modern society to rags. The mere minimum of the Church would be a deadly ultimatum to the world." -Orthodoxy

...WHAT WAS WRONG WITH MAMMA MIA!: "For the purpose even of the wildest romance, results must be real; results must be irrevocable. Christian marriage is the great example of a real and irrevocable result; and that is why it is the chief subject and centre of all our romantic writing." -also Orthodoxy

...THOSE WHO OBJECT TO THIS SITE HAVING GUIDELINES: "Anarchism adjures us to be bold creative artists, and care for no laws or limits. But it is impossible to be an artist and not care for laws and limits. Art is limitation; the essence of every picture is the frame." -Orthodoxy, once again

...THE EUROPEAN UNION, AND WHY IT REALLY DIDN'T WANT CHRISTIANITY MENTIONED IN ITS CONSTITUTION: "The instinct of the Pagan empire would have said, 'You shall all be Roman citizens, and grow alike; let the German grow less slow and reverent; the Frenchman less experimental and swift.' But the instinct of Christian Europe says, 'Let the German remain slow and reverent, that the Frenchman may more safely be swift and experimental. We will make an equipoise out of these excesses. The absurdity called Germany shall correct the insanity called France.'" -yep, you guessed it, Orthodoxy

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The Queen's-English Version reviews
As an American HP fanficcer, I occasionally end up making British characters refer to something of which the British name is more or less completely unknown in the United States. So, rather than needlessly bewilder my countrymen, I have created this compendium, in which the more authentic versions of such scenes and stories may be found. (See my Qoheleth profile for the originals.)
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 314 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/26
The Generous Miser
*Never* believe what you see on television.
Misc. Tv Shows - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 625 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/17 - Complete
Occulted
Drabble. Concerning an aspect of Frigga's last trick that easily escapes notice - unless you're Loki, of course.
Thor - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/15/2014 - Loki - Complete
Out of the Water reviews
This is the story of how a change to the past irreversibly altered the wizarding world's future. It is a story of house-elves and children's tales, of love, loyalty, and innocence; it is a story of wishes made on stars, and a magic older and stronger than that of man. This is the story of Hydra Malfoy.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,337 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/17/2013 - Draco M., OC
The Subreality Collection
A series of stories dealing with a strange world between fantasy and reality, where fictives, Writers, and Muses coexist in almost alarming amity.
X-overs - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 41,281 - Updated: 7/12/2012 - Published: 2/18/2009
Childish Things reviews
It's Peter and Susan's last morning in Narnia, and Aslan has some words of counsel for the High King. My contribution to the Great Susan Debate.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,184 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/16/2011 - Peter Pevensie, Susan Pevensie
Bird Songs reviews
From Beethoven to Veggie-Tales to Lee Ann Womack, it's all grist for the vignette mill. A response to the I-Pod – or, in my case, Musicmatch – Challenge.
Incredibles - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,408 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/17/2011 - Complete
The Girl Who Lived reviews
Can a story be about Harry Potter's long-lost American sister without descending into hopeless Mary-Sue-dom? That is what our test subject, Miss Rowena Clay Osborn, will determine for us.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 18 - Words: 35,876 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/7/2009 - Published: 7/6/2009 - OC
Separation
Vignette. One shall be taken, one shall be left... no matter what the lyrics say.
Left Behind - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 170 - Published: 5/29/2009
From Lilongwe to Tipperary reviews
It's a long way to go.
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 202 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/6/2008 - Complete
HP goes to ME
it's not what you think trust me
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 138 - Published: 10/28/2008 - Complete
Stubborn reviews
Drabble. To convince Bartlet to run the first time, Leo had to be persistent, creative, and just a trifle annoying...
West Wing - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/5/2007 - Leo M., Jed B. - Complete
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