Miranda River
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Joined 10-05-07, id: 1391631, Profile Updated: 05-25-09
Author has written 12 stories for Twilight, Firefly, West Wing, Star Trek: 2009, Doctor Who, and Sandman.

Thought I better update this to reflect all the stuff I've been up to and what better way to do that than with a meme?

Please, don't hurl tomatoes at me. They stain. Other vegetables are preferred.

How about a brief introduction of yourself?

Er, okay. Hi, I'm Miranda River. My name is a Serenity reference, which is actually a Shakespeare reference and I really love it. Other names that I've been known to go by-Pineapple Jones, Kayleigh Huffington and Quatala. I'm a junior in college, with a double major in Political Science and history. I took Latin for four years and I'm taking Arabic right now. I love languages and I tend to obsess about things-be them dinosaurs (when I was five), Robin Hood (when I was eight-ten), Titanic (ten-eleven), Sherlock Holmes (twelve-now thanks to Robert Downey Jr. playing Sherlock Holmes), The Tudors (thirteen-now), Ironman (last summer), Star Trek( omg j'adore Spock!) and anything that's ever captured my fancy.

Fabulous! And what got you into fanfiction to begin with?

Johnny Tremain. I read it in the fourth grade because a friend of mine read it and I HATED the ending. So I rewrote it. I don't know if I still have it, but it was pretty good, if I do say so myself. And hey, I was eleven. Cut me some slack. But that was before I knew what fanfic was. I just wanted to right a wrong, you know?

Do you tend to write the same pairings/characters? Or are you a fandom whore?

No, I'm amazingly monogamous. Josh/Donna from the West Wing, Mal/Inara from Firefly/Serenity, Spock/Uhura from Star Trek 2009 are my favorites right now.

What is your most popular fanfiction and why do you think people like it so?

It used to be Nox, which is my version of Midnight Sun, but that was in the heyday of Twilight. I've gotten a lot of reception for my Star Trek fanfics which makes me really happy, along with a decent following of Recovery. I hope it's because people like my writing and my portrayal of the characters.

Forget other people, what is the fanfic that you've written that you're most proud of?

I was really pleased by the reception that Nomines and Love got. I was so afraid that I wouldn't capture Spock and he would be so OOC and I was so glad that people didn't think so.

I also adore Recovery. I love Josh and Donna and they're so much fun to write. So really, asking me which one I'm most proud of is like which of my children I'm most proud of.

...

I don't have any children, by the by.

Do you find writing easy? Hard? What are the most difficult aspects of writing?

I had concussion about a year ago and for about six months it was nearly impossible to write. The simple act of putting words in front of each other was profoundly difficult. I was so glad to have my ability to write back after being without it for so long. Every once in a while I'll get a migraine and I won't be able to write, so it serves as a reminder of how awesome it is to be able to write.

Write a few sentences or so of your favorite pairing or character.

I love Josh and Donna because they are the masters of misdirection. They spent the entire canonical series trying to persuade other people that they weren't into each other that they were able to convince themselves that the other wasn't romantically interested. I love the balance, or rather the imbalance of romance and politics and above all I love how much they need each other. Josh literally needs Donna to function, while Donna needs Josh to keep her sane. It's the sort of relationship I would be lucky to find myself in. But then, my life isn't a serial drama.

I'm also currently fangirling Spock and Uhura because they are absolutely perfect for each other. She pulls out his humanity and he's able to handle her-he isn't intimidated by her and is proud of her intelligence and independence. They're so much fun to write because you have to be especially careful with Spock, since he's half-Vulcan. So it's like writing an alien Mr. Darcy and I love it.

By the way, if anyone knows where I could get a Spock, Star Trek 2009 if you please, I'd appreciate it ;)

Are there any fanfic trends or cliches that you just can't stand or are sick of?

Threesomes are popular and I can't, for the life of me, figure out why? In my head I mutter leematha? and just shake my head and kind of wonder. I mean no offense, if they are well written, that's something completely different, but I don't understand orgies for the sake of orgies. But I think that's just me.

And I'm kind of uncomfortable with Spock/Kirk stories. I don't know why. It's just weird in my head. The same goes with Sam/Josh stories in the West Wing realm. I guess maybe because they've always struck me as straight guys.

Are you guilty of any fanfic trends or cliches you now hate? Or any other ones?

I wrote a Twilight fanfic. I'm not particularly proud of it anymore. And oh my god do I love lemons.

What would you call your "writing style"?

I hate absolutely no idea. Hopefully readable. Hopefully people like it. I don't pretend to harbor delusions that I'm the next F. Scott Fitzgerald or anything, but I hope I'm at least good.

Do you read other people's fanfic? If so, what do you read the most?

All the time. I think I've read virtually every Star Trek 2009 Spock-Uhura fanfic. And I regularly check the West Wing page to see if there's anything awesome, which there normally is.

Name one thing you'd LOVE to write, but have been to afraid or shy to do so.

This used to be lemons, but I started dabbling at that and the reviews were positive. I don't think I'll ever be pornographic in my writing, but at least I can write a decent lemonade and have it go over well within the fanfic community.

Do you have trouble taking critism? Or, worse yet, to you have the dreaded inflated ego?

Moi? An ego? No...
In all seriousness, no, I don't. I dislike condescension, but I love it when readers pay attention enough to critique my work.

When you write, is there anything that helps? i.e. music, or a quiet room?

It depends. Most of the time there's music, or tv involved. Or I'll need complete quiet if I'm just getting over a migraine. And I need my captain's chair ;)

Lastly, how would you sum up your fanfiction expierences and yourself as a writer?

Always positive. I love fanfiction.net and I love writing. It's been such an amazing creative outlet for me and it's been so lovely getting reviews. So don't be shy giving me reviews. They seriously make my day. And feel free to message me at any time. I love hearing from readers.

OK, narisstic, but I felt like changing it up. I hope it was at least fun for you to read!

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Force of Nature by StarTrekFanWriter reviews
Only a force of nature could knock down the walls Spock and Nyota have built around themselves. Fortunately, Vulcan is prone to earthquakes. For my beta, Notes. Spock/Uhura COMPLETE
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,236 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 1/3/2013 - Published: 10/27/2012 - N. Uhura, Spock - Complete
Winds against a Star by valyria reviews
An obsession with a brilliant young cadet forces Spock to confront what it is to be both Vulcan and Human. A Spock/Uhura origins story set at the Academy. Mildly AU. Complete & Revised 23/11.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 187,308 - Reviews: 339 - Favs: 544 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 11/22/2012 - Published: 10/11/2012 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
Storybook Ending by C.Queen reviews
A joke by his students has Spock seeing Cadet Uhura in a whole new light, one that will either drive him crazy or make him happier then he's ever been. Pre-movie.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 37,646 - Reviews: 384 - Favs: 412 - Follows: 385 - Updated: 9/14/2012 - Published: 5/21/2009 - N. Uhura, Spock - Complete
Day of Reckoning by Belfast Docks reviews
There is no arrogance that she once knew, no hotheaded presumption. No slightly-older-and-slightly-more-worldly Johnny she hoped one day might notice her. Only weariness and gratefulness, and blunt sincerity. - Short vingettes taking place just after the war. Johnny/Cilla
Johnny Tremain - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,897 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/21/2012 - Complete
Trade Secrets by Miandrethal reviews
AU Where Spock is a mysterious antiques curator that falls for Pike's equally mysterious girl... the gangs all here, just in a different form. Defininte Alternte Universe.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 51,668 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 10/29/2011 - Published: 7/27/2010 - Spock
People Will Say by NotesfromaClassroom reviews
For almost a year Spock and Uhura will live dangerously, thinking they will not get caught, believing no one suspects what they are doing. This is the story about how wrong they are. Academy fic.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 99,962 - Reviews: 506 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 3/28/2011 - Published: 12/29/2010 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
Becoming Real by hopefuladdict reviews
Follows Bedtime books and sleepy looks. A series of vingettes featuring Spock and Nyota and some of my favorite childhood stories. Amanda and Sarek will be featured as well.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 489 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 11 - Published: 1/17/2011 - Spock, N. Uhura
How the Heart Approaches by Linstock reviews
A story of life at Starfleet Academy, beginnings, adventure and, of course, snacks. How do Vulcans choose their snacks? I'm sure you have wondered. Written for Spock Uhura Christmas Exchange.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,867 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/20/2010 - N. Uhura, Spock - Complete
What We Think We Know by NotesfromaClassroom reviews
Commander Spock hires his best student to be his teaching assistant-and both instantly regret it.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 115,500 - Reviews: 571 - Favs: 238 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 12/6/2010 - Published: 9/1/2010 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
Strong and Sweet by ejectingthecore reviews
A series of vignettes about Spock & Uhura's mornings together, prior to the 2009 movie. T for now; will go up to M later. I simply can't help it.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 16,148 - Reviews: 428 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 120 - Updated: 10/5/2010 - Published: 12/17/2009 - Spock, N. Uhura
The Many Shades of Love by SeshKhem reviews
Various S/U stories from the Ship Wars on LJ and other drabbles. Posting will be slowish. I'll post with a similar title for the TOS stories. *Chapter 7 is rated K.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 6,106 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 9/20/2010 - Published: 2/6/2010 - N. Uhura, Spock
An Unexpected Incident by hopefuladdict reviews
A curious accident affects Spock and Nyota. Rated for one curse word.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,567 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 149 - Follows: 13 - Published: 6/8/2010 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
Once and Future by NotesfromaClassroom reviews
A group of Vulcan survivors on their way to the new colony challenge the relationship Spock and Nyota are developing.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 32,452 - Reviews: 352 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 6/6/2010 - Published: 5/4/2010 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
The Hunt by hopefuladdict reviews
Separated by schedules Spock and Uhura try to find some alone time.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 24 - Words: 48,476 - Reviews: 331 - Favs: 295 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 3/29/2010 - Published: 10/1/2009 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
All I Want by ejectingthecore reviews
Gaila helps Nyota compile a Christmas list. Belated Christmas story. M for yummy mature thoughts.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,675 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 14 - Published: 12/26/2009 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
Descartes' Error by StarTrekFanWriter reviews
Starts with Spock accused of misconduct - specifically with being involved with a certain Cadet we all know and love, and flashes back to how he got in such an illogical predicament to begin with. Romance/Sci-Fi/Humor/Drama - Spock and Uhura Origins.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 72 - Words: 133,779 - Reviews: 2409 - Favs: 704 - Follows: 283 - Updated: 10/3/2009 - Published: 6/18/2009 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
And Thus It Begins by theCalliope reviews
The beginning of Spock and Uhura
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,895 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 7/26/2009 - Published: 6/7/2009 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
Undone by muraka6211 reviews
In the end it is her hair, of all unlikely things, that unravels him.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,718 - Reviews: 336 - Favs: 242 - Follows: 224 - Updated: 7/25/2009 - Published: 5/25/2009 - Spock, N. Uhura
Five Things About Gabriel that Make Elle Happy by Blue Moon3 reviews
Does what it says on the tin :
Heroes - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,154 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 18 - Published: 6/14/2009 - Elle B., Sylar/Gabriel G. - Complete
A Long Way to a Terrible Joke by glamaphonic reviews
It's eighteen months into their five year mission that Jim finally, really asks the question. Alternately, see title. Kirk&Spock gen, SpockUhura.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 973 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 12 - Published: 5/31/2009 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
Humanized by Donna Dekaren reviews
Spock uses an experimental machine to look and become more human. Uhura is unaware. Please review
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,809 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 5/28/2009 - Published: 5/20/2009 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
Vulcan Pride by Sketchy88 reviews
One sleepless night Uhura bumps into Spock, and tells him a little bit about herself.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,372 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 5/26/2009 - Published: 5/20/2009 - N. Uhura, Spock - Complete
Forever by Cordelia Vorkosigan reviews
My version of Spock and Uhura's love story at Starfleet Academy.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,103 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 23 - Published: 5/19/2009 - Spock, N. Uhura
Innocent Enough by The Fair Ophelia reviews
It was an innocent enough exchange, to those who didn't know better. Spock/Uhura
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,580 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 29 - Published: 5/13/2009 - N. Uhura, Spock
The Things We Did and Didn't Do by emma4713 reviews
The things Josh and Donna did and didn't do, throughout and after the series
West Wing - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,073 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/5/2009 - Josh L., Donna M. - Complete
All Things Considered by scullyseviltwin reviews
Another take on how the first date, and a slew of other firsts, went.
West Wing - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,173 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/31/2008 - Josh L., Donna M. - Complete
Bella's Song by Alice laughed reviews
I have a friend who was a bit frustrated at the lack of adult activity in Eclipse, so I wrote this for her. Edward and Bella are home alone, and she requests her song. ONESHOT SMUT.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,227 - Reviews: 188 - Favs: 259 - Follows: 47 - Published: 9/10/2007 - Complete
A Glimpse of the Possibility by Aerial312 reviews
A sequel to Gravitation is Not Responsible following Josh and Donna through the series.
West Wing - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 34,569 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 2/21/2007 - Published: 11/18/2006 - Donna M., Josh L.
The Path Which Has Led to the Present by Aerial312 reviews
Josh and Donna. Pre Administration, set right after Donna returns to Josh after leaving for Dr. Freeride for a little while. Continues through the Election.
West Wing - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 35 - Words: 58,431 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 8/21/2006 - Published: 6/5/2006 - Donna M., Josh L. - Complete
Stumbling Into Life by jengwilson reviews
Companion to Running Into the Past. Donna leaves during Bartlet's first campaign to give FreeRide a second chance and doesn't return. Four years later, she and Josh see each other again. Read Running Into the Past first
West Wing - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 97,129 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/17/2006 - Published: 6/8/2006 - Josh L., Donna M. - Complete
Four Days by jengwilson reviews
Four days of Josh going insane with desire for Donna.
West Wing - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,498 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/10/2004
A Conversation by Lattelady reviews
J-D Romance. Josh overhears Donna as she unravels during a phone conversation with Stanley Keyworth. Chapter 3 is up. THE STORY IS COMPLETE. Donna and Josh finally talk it all out...Cliff, Amy, and Jack...and what love is really all about.
West Wing - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 23,705 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/14/2004 - Published: 7/13/2004 - Josh L., Donna M. - Complete
Silent Night by spitzthecat reviews
JD A car accident 2 days before Christmas changes everything.
West Wing - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 42,032 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/23/2003 - Josh L., Donna M. - Complete
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The Laundry Room reviews
Written for the TARDIS ficathon over on tumblr.
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,456 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/23/2013 - 10th Doctor, Rose T.
To Live reviews
After Canary Wharf, the Doctor questions the point of existence. Death gives him an answer. Rated K for curse words.
Crossover - Doctor Who & Sandman - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 963 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/29/2011 - 10th Doctor, Death - Complete
Nar reviews
What a lovely way to burn...
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 30 - Words: 94,525 - Reviews: 606 - Favs: 311 - Follows: 352 - Updated: 6/10/2010 - Published: 6/1/2009 - Spock, N. Uhura
Lost In Translation reviews
He pushes her because he loves her. She thinks he hates her. Pre-movie, in response to Spock Uhura LJ Valentine's prompt.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,776 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 8 - Published: 2/11/2010 - Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
The Thrill of Hope reviews
Christmas-themed one-shot. Set pre-movie.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,778 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/16/2009 - N. Uhura, Spock - Complete
Recovery reviews
She doesn't want him to see she's falling love with him. He doesn't want her to see his scars. Set after In the Shadow of Two Gunmen Part II and before The Midterms.
West Wing - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 23 - Words: 29,019 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 5/25/2009 - Published: 5/26/2008 - Josh L., Donna M.
Nomines reviews
He is fully aware of the names they call him.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,358 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 5/24/2009 - Published: 5/18/2009 - N. Uhura, Spock - Complete
Love and Its Expressions reviews
Post-movie. Uhura and Spock come to terms with their feelings for one another.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,428 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 19 - Published: 5/20/2009 - N. Uhura, Spock - Complete
Christmas and the Snow Globe reviews
Josh and Donna's first Christmas, pre-canon.
West Wing - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,072 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/25/2008 - Josh L., Donna M. - Complete
Nox reviews
Edward's version of Twilight. I think it's good. But then, if I thought it was a piece of muck, I wouldn't be so much of a shrew, or a masochistic lion, for that matter, to post it here. So please be nice. It's for your entertainment.
Twilight - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 73,016 - Reviews: 248 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 8/3/2008 - Published: 10/7/2007
Blackout reviews
Trying my hand at another of my favorite pairings. Set after Inauguration Part 2. Be nice to my humble fanfic.
West Wing - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 442 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/23/2008 - Donna M., Josh L.
Looking For A Fight reviews
Inara and Mal interact with each other the only way they know how. Will they be able to see what everyone else sees? Post BDM.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,121 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/11/2008 - Published: 2/18/2008 - Mal, Inara