Charlene Bates
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Joined 09-29-07, id: 1386899, Profile Updated: 09-22-10
Author has written 3 stories for Charles Dickens.

Charlene Bates. The name says it all. That is, if you have read Oliver Twist. Charley Bates (my namesake) loves to laugh. He never really stops (outside of at depressing times - poor Dodger sob). I love to laugh and never seem to stop.

Something important that I would like EVERYONE to read and check out: My Jack Wild fan site at http://staywildasjackwild.wetpaint.com

Stories that I intend to write in the future:

1) Title: (?)/ Summary: Fagin is separated from the daughter he loves. Later, he finds her and attempts to raise her. (There is a bit of a surprise in this one.)/ Main Characters: Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sikes, Bet, and possibly the rest of "the Fagin gang". (Based on Oliver Twist)

2) Title: Having Reviewed the Situation.../ Summary: Fagin decides to end his career in the pickpocketing field. We follow him through his tough journey on the road to being a "normal" citizen./ Main Characters: Fagin. (Based on Oliver Twist)

3) Title: Charley's Memory Box/ Summary: Charley tells us some short stories about his experiences with his friends and associates./ Main Characters: Charley, Fagin, The Artful Dodger, Nancy, Bet, and Bill Sikes. (Based on Oliver Twist)

4) Title: Diary of an Ent/ Summary: A look at the thoughts of an ent throughout the years and how he reacts to the trials and tribulations./ Main Characters: (as of now) an OC ent. (Based on LOTR)

There are many other ideas in my little black book... they just aren't very far along in my imagination yet. Anyway, PLEASE let me know what you think of my ideas! Thanks!

Personal: I have auburn hair (I've cut it so much in the past year or two that specifying length is generally inacurate), dark chocolate brown eyes, and ivory skin. I am a Christian. I believe in Jesus Christ, God, and the Holy Spirit.

My hobbies: riding my bike (call it my "better half," knitting, crocheting, playing piano, reading (duh!), writing fan fiction, and DANCING!!

I have read many books and here is a list of the memorables:

Eragon, Eldest, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King) Lord of the Flies (okay, I have to admit I listened to the author read this one on a cd recording), Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers, Sean Astin's autobiography: There and Back Again an Actor's Tale, Tolkien a Biography, etc. (I could go on and on). Oh, and duh, I almost for got some very important books: Harry Potter (The Sorcerer's Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire, The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, and The Deathly Hallows). Oh, MORE: Dog Friday, The Amber Cat, and Dolphin Luck by Hilary McKay (children's books, but really entertaining - of course, they are by an English author). Also, the Jennie McGrady mystery book series (I forgot most of the book names) and Morningsong by Patricia H. Rushford. OOOOO! And what about the (clean) romance Enduring Faith Series (forgot most of the book names) by Susan Feldhake.

How about my favorite movies? Well, lets see... SPEED, Two Weeks Notice, While You Were Sleeping, (are you getting a theme here?) The Lake House, Miss Congeniality, You've Got Mail, (yes, I love romances) Galaxy Quest, and (duh!) The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, The Gods Must Be Crazy (seriously, this one is HILARIOUS!) The Count of Monte Cristo, and the Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Peal (it's better than the others), Melody also known as SWALK, Oliver! (yes, I know that's a musical), Napoleon Dynamite, Help!, Star Wars Trilogy, Rainman, etc. (The Harry Potter movies are good as well, but still not a "favorite" - I have to be "in the mood".) I have probably forgotten some - oh, well.

Favorite music (for a full list, see http://playlist.com/sarathedudemascot or check out my Pandora profile @ http://www.pandora.com/people/dudemascot2#): Cake, Michael Jackson, Jack Wild, O-zone, Rammstein, Babyshambles, Plain White T's, Led Zeppelin (cool for LOTR fans because some of the songs mention characters and places from the books), The Cars (just plain cool), The Beatles (they make me nostalgic - no, I am not THAT old, I am a teenager), Yes (really beautiful music!), the Alan Parsons Project, etc. I will add onto this list as I think of others.

I have a sister who is writing Charles Dickens (she is particularly a fan of Fagin) fan fiction. Her screen name is Elaine Dawkins and her stories called "Diary of an Englishman" and "Guilt Saved". You better read them and leave encouraging reviews. (Her writing is really good!)

I could tell you loads more (I love to talk), but I will try not to keep you. - Charlene Bates

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Antipathy by Shu of the Wind reviews
If he had been searching for a spy, he wouldn't have picked Astoria Greengrass. If she'd been looking for a partner in crime, she certainly wouldn't have chosen Draco Malfoy. DH. Eventual AstoriaDraco. COMPLETE!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 22 - Words: 67,558 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 8/7/2011 - Published: 9/26/2009 - Draco M., Astoria G. - Complete
Mad Sort of Love I: Return to Wonderland by fairfarrenlovelylydia reviews
...and What Alice Found There. Alice returns to her home to tie up loose ends but realizes how much she misses Underland and Tarrant. Deciding to return Alice must not only reunite with her Mad Hatter but also Iracebeth who's thirsty for blood.\
Alice in Wonderland, 2010 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 46 - Words: 105,697 - Reviews: 163 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 3/28/2011 - Published: 12/12/2010 - [Alice K., Mad Hatter/Tarrant Hightopp] - Complete
Dirgelwch by Shu of the Wind reviews
Scorpius Malfoy reflects upon his parents. Companion of Antipathy. Warning: spoilers for Antipathy. Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,423 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/29/2010 - Draco M., Astoria G. - Complete
A Second Story of Emilia King by Blackfishy reviews
THE SEQUEL! Emmy and Dodger are once again out late, house breaking, nothing unusual... but what will happen when this particular house has a most unexpected occupant? And when they end up owing him a favour, how far will they go to repay him? DodgerOC
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 19,893 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 4/2/2010 - Published: 12/14/2007
Promising Consequences by Hannah the Fly reviews
A prequel to Oliver Twist, describing how Bill and Nancy first met. Rating for some sex references, violence and adult themes in later chapters. Please read & review!
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 18 - Words: 15,223 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 10/3/2009 - Published: 11/19/2004
Guilt Saved by Elaine Dawkins reviews
A murderer finds his longlost daughter. He tries to raise her in order to settle his guilty feelings. Includes Bill, Fagin, Dodger, etc. Dedicated to Broken Amethyst.
Charles Dickens - Rated: K - English - Crime/Adventure - Chapters: 34 - Words: 71,565 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/30/2008 - Published: 12/13/2007 - Complete
Haunting Ghosts Of The Past by Red-Cherry-Flowers reviews
There was no point in denying it; this night would mark the first night he’d be on his own. As far as he knew to this point in time, he was alone. So who would help him now? Starring Charley Bates!
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Crime - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,829 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/17/2008 - Published: 1/28/2008
Voleur de Mon Coeur by SilentMorning'sVoice reviews
After 10 years of imprisonement The Artful Dodger returns into the flow of society. Darkness, Pain, and an unwanted romance await him on the road ahead. Can the soul behind the eyes of a saddened beauty soften a hardened heart?
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Romance/Crime - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,929 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/27/2008 - Published: 7/2/2007
What They All Needed by Who-Wouldn't-Waver-With-You reviews
Oliver Twist A girl is thrust out of the world she knows and into that of the Artful Dodger. But it turns out she's what they all needed, a certain Jack Dawkins in particular... Dodger/OC... Sorry can't summarise! Action and some fluff.
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,591 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 4/8/2008 - Published: 3/18/2008
The Pirrips by ZenobiaStar reviews
Pip and his wife Estella, and their lives after marriage
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,666 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/12/2008
Perfection by ZenobiaStar reviews
The night Pip has been waiting for his whole life...a sweet, intimate moment between Pip and Estella
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 825 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/25/2008 - Complete
Dodging From Fate by Freiheit1692 reviews
COMPLETED! A girl who disguises as a male pickpocket finds her fate intertwined with the Artful Dodger. Fagin's gang ambushes her and upon uncovering her identity, she is traded into prostitution. When a rescue attempts fails, will fate intervene?
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 33,473 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 1/18/2008 - Published: 4/19/2007 - Complete
The Pickpocket and the Maid by bandgeekd reviews
The Artful Dodger has escaped from prison and is ready to start his new life. It has been two years since Nancy's tragic death, but his heart might just have healed enough to allow a young maid in. My old sn's are inside if you are an old reader! DodgerxO
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,076 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/29/2007 - Published: 12/9/2007
Business Gone Wrong by Red-Cherry-Flowers reviews
FINISHED! While out on business things take a bad twist for the Artful Dodger and Charley Bates
Charles Dickens - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,994 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/28/2007 - Published: 10/2/2007 - Complete
The Story of Emilia King by Blackfishy reviews
One girl, one person to walk into. And her world is turned around. Emmy King meets Fagin, and before long he invites her to be a pickpocket with his gang. When she and Dodger first meet, teeth are bared and hackles raised, but soon, Dodger warms to her...
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 19,813 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 11/17/2007 - Published: 11/10/2006 - Complete
There You'll Be by Red-Cherry-Flowers reviews
Charley Bates remembers his friendship with the Dodger. Kinda Sad
Charles Dickens - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,942 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/18/2007 - Complete
The Letter by ASGT and Kat Maximoff reviews
Oliver Twist: A semi sequel to Afternoon Conversations. Dodger finds help aboard the ship to Australia and writes a letter to someone who will, unbeknown to him, never receive it. [Slightly DodgerNancy]
Charles Dickens - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,300 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/15/2007 - Complete
Afternoon Conversations by ASGT and Kat Maximoff reviews
Oliver Twist: The Artful Dodger gets into a spot of trouble at The Three Cripples and stays in for the day. Alone and miserable, his boredom is soon ended when Nancy makes an entrance. [Onesided DodgerNancy]
Charles Dickens - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,922 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 14 - Published: 6/10/2007 - Complete
The Council of Pippin by Earendilion reviews
What would have happened if Elrond was late for his own council? Something disastrous, no doubt. Nominated for 2007 MC Awards.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,334 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/9/2007 - Complete
honestly it hurts by herippedmyheartin2 reviews
umm this is my attempt at a poem... uhh ya it dont belong here but they dont have a poetry category
Charles Dickens - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 210 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/16/2007 - Complete
Black and Purple Stockings by Ash Light reviews
Fagin finds a new pickpocket in the Three Cripples and takes her back to the gang. Nancy adores her, Charlie loves her, and Dodger hates her. A normal life and a chance on the stage is, unsurprisingly, a long way off.
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 19,804 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 1/9/2007 - Published: 1/4/2006
Home by lock shock and barrel reviews
Dodger consoles Oliver on a lonely night. [A bit of DodgerOliver]
Charles Dickens - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 737 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/20/2006 - Complete
A Mother's Secret by Bomba-Fae reviews
What would happen if everything you knew was a lie and everything you had bleived about yourself wasn't true? He was a prime pick pocket but he was still her son. Nancy reflects on the secret she's kept all her life.
Charles Dickens - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,921 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 5 - Published: 8/23/2006 - Complete
Stained Crimson by Bomba-Fae reviews
UPDATED Nancy:Reared in Fagins gang to become an accomplished pickpocket, girlfriend of Bill Sikes, a heroine for Oliver, but what if there were more to it then that? What if what everyone thought was a lie? The life of the girl everyone thought they knew
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,627 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/23/2006 - Published: 6/17/2006
You Enchant Me Still by Lily Grace reviews
Sam & Rosie talk about their relationship. SamRosie, Galadriel
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 492 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/5/2006 - Rosie C., Samwise G. - Complete
Always be Spring by Lily Grace reviews
Tom Bombadil tells the Hobbits how Goldberry made him feel when he first met her, and the Hobbits realize it's a gift of the River Daughter. Hobbits, TomGoldberry
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,068 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/5/2006 - Complete
Unwanted by seenastoosoft reviews
[Oliver Twist] Because he isn't that tough. He's Jack Dawkins. [oneshot] Please r&r!
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,067 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/28/2006 - Complete
Love Is Something Priceless by SilentMorning'sVoice reviews
Frodo Baggins hates Rosie Cotton, and she hates him. Then one night changes everything for Frodo, as his feelings turn against him. He finds himself trying to win over the heart of the one he loves.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,719 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/25/2006 - Published: 9/29/2005 - Frodo B., Rosie C.
Whatever Happened to Dodger? by AuroraMercury67 reviews
Did you ever wonder what happened to the Dodger? Charles Dickens gladly tells us what happened to Oliver, Fagin, Charley, Nancy, and Bill, but what happened to that funny boy with the top hat who disappeared from the text around chapter 43?
Charles Dickens - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 22,190 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 5/2/2006 - Published: 9/17/2004
Finding My Way by strawberryfinn reviews
[Oliver Twist]. The Dodger's out of jail, and he's back with a whole load of adventures. R & R, please.
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 970 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/30/2006
A Thief with a Twist by DJ Frost reviews
Well I can’t say to much or it would give the story away but in this story we discover some of Fagins past, and Dodger meets the girl of his dreams. Bill and Nancy are still alive. This is my first fan fiction.
Charles Dickens - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,075 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/19/2006 - Published: 3/18/2006
Not Enough Light by Vaudevillain reviews
Dodger reflects on who he is, and what others mean to him. OliverDodger.
Charles Dickens - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,774 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/29/2006 - Complete
In the Beginning by AuroraMercury67 reviews
Oliver Twist. This is the Dodger’s story. It is the story of how he came to live with Fagin and what happened once he was there.
Charles Dickens - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,894 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/24/2005 - Published: 3/7/2005
One of Us by Prouvaire reviews
(Oliver Twist); the Artful Dodger sticks by Fagin's side, until the end. Slight FaginDodger slash.
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,616 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/27/2005
Trial and Sacrifice by Maddy Lake Deep reviews
Sequel to "Fragile Choices" Frodo must continue his quest to destroy the ring, but will his marriage to Tansy survive the evil that has come between them? AU. FrodoOC. Complete
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 21,631 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/24/2004 - Published: 5/20/2004 - Complete
Fragile Choices by Maddy Lake Deep reviews
In the Shire, there are those who discover that making the right decision is not always an easy task. AU, FrodoOC. Complete
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 40,245 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/13/2004 - Published: 3/15/2004 - Complete
The Nearest and Dearest by lochlomond reviews
PG in case. The Oliver gang is back...with a girl, a rich murderer, perhaps some romance and very little Oliver. I'm rather bad at summaries, as you can see, and I'm also quite prepared for a suggestion for my title...I find it sad.
Charles Dickens - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 6,671 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/14/2003 - Published: 4/22/2003
A Modern Day Version of Oliver Twist by TwystedFate reviews
The way Oliver Twist Should've gone..as only a 14 year old girl can tell it! The whole thing's one chapter..sorry..haven't really figured out how to make it multiple ones..it's put into parts, however! PLEASE READ SOME OF IT AND REVIEW!
Charles Dickens - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 28,567 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Published: 7/11/2003
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The Dodger's Painful Secret reviews
The Dodger struggles with a painful experience that he will take with him to his grave. Dedicated to Hexanna who requested just such a story!
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,079 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/1/2008
Fagin: The Dangerous Type reviews
FaginXNancy. A story about the feisty and romantic side of Fagin. Based on the Fagin in the musical Oliver! and the Nancy out of the book Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Dedicated to all my readers!
Charles Dickens - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,908 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/5/2008 - Published: 12/28/2007
Guinevere reviews
Nancy gets in a predicament that turns out affecting her associates for years to come. A story with a bit of Nancy, Fagin, Bill Sikes, the Artful Dodger, and Charley. This story is dedicated to all my readers, most of all RedCherryFlowers.
Charles Dickens - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 43 - Words: 43,843 - Reviews: 187 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/3/2008 - Published: 10/16/2007 - Complete
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