Rhoda Nightingale
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Joined 11-19-07, id: 1424954, Profile Updated: 09-23-09
Author has written 6 stories for Ring/Ringu, Batman Begins/Dark Knight, Twilight, Batman, and Kingdom Hospital/Riget.

Rhoda Nightingale is:

A struggling horror/fantasy writer who gets her kicks writing and reading fanfiction of similar genres. I can tolerate romance only in small doses, and usually in the context of a larger, more interesting--and sometimes twisted and creepy--story. My favorite kinds of stories aren't fandom specific, but I prefer either hard canon (no self-inserts or weird ships) or outta-left-field AU's and crossovers. I also prefer stories that have a clear story or character arc--not those rambly ones that seem to just go on forever with no end in sight. Yes, I'm guilty of a few of those things myself, but I do know how silly it is and I'm trying to do better. Having said that, any number of "sins" can be forgiven for a truly original and engaging story, and that's what I strive to do here: create truly original and engaging stories, and find some to read as well.

My fanfiction tends to veer towards supernatural horror, no matter what fandom I start out in, and I've been playing around with various crossovers lately.

I finished writing my first real novel this past October, and am now preparing to enter the gates of Query Hell. Wish me luck!

Current Stories:

The Night Shade: (On Indefinite Hold) Jasper story from the Twilight fandom. Part backstory expanded from the brief monologue in Eclipse, part ghost story told from the POV of an OC who's Jasper's classmate after the Cullens change location. (Again.) The Cullens are in college now, and one of the dorms is a renovated Civil War hospital. Assumes all of the events in the existing four books--not Midnight Sun or various interviews with Stephenie Meyer. I've been stuck on this for months; I may eventually take it down, but I haven't quite given up yet.

All Good Children Go To Heaven: (In-Progress) Battle Royale story, mostly novel-canon with some of my favorite bits from the movie thrown in. This picks up a few weeks after the events of the book and movie, and assumes all of the same events and deaths. Basically I brought back a few of my favorite characters as ghosts and teamed them up with Shuya and Noriko to take down the Republic. (Not uploaded yet--stay tuned.)

The Promo: (Complete, not yet uploaded) Crossover between Silent Hill and The Haunting of Molly Hartley. Two rock musicians are given a promotional demo copy of the newest Silent Hill game, entitled "Wanted," and are sucked into its weird, violent world when their tour bus mysteriously breaks down. Originally written for the My Chemical Romance fandom, I'm in the process of tweaking a couple names and details to skirt the "no real people" rule here. (Again, stay tuned.)

Older Stories:

The Intruder: Crossover between Kingdom Hospital and The Ring (the US version). Becca Jordan is moved from the psychiatric clinic in Washington State to Kingdom Hospital in Maine, but something evil follows her. The ghosts of the old Kingdom don't take kindly to Samara stomping on their turf, and the hospital staff suddenly has more spooks than they can handle. They have seven days to sort it all out. One of my most successful--and favorite--stories archived here.

Colored Glass: Batman one-shot. Harley Quinn muses over her deteriorating mental state and her--so far--unrequited love for The Joker. Short, sweet, and strange. Joker/Harley.

How to Fall Apart Gracefully: Part 1 of 3, Batman fandom, archived at the "Mary Sue and Harley Who?" community. A spacy, verbose young girl with no family and no name gets acquainted with The Joker and his band of merry mischief-makers. But she's not quite the innocent bystander she seems. Joker/OC.

The Queen of Hearts: Part 2 of 3, sequel to above. The Joker breaks our nameless narrator out of Arkham Asylum, along with a slew of other villains, and the hunt begins with Batman hot on their trail. Joker/OC.

Porphyria: Part 3 of 3, conclusion to above. After being betrayed by her sadistic sweetheart, our narrator sets up a shaky alliance with Jim Gordan and Bruce Wayne to help track down the remaining escapees from Arkham. But her heart's not quite in it. Joker/OC.

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Heads is Heads by Technomad reviews
Mangaverse AU: What if Kazuo's coin toss had come up differently---and he had chosen to resist The Program? Kazuo/Izumi, Shogo/Takako, Mitsuru/Hirono
Battle Royale - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 18 - Words: 48,132 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 3/11/2009 - Published: 9/6/2008 - Kazuo K., Izumi K. - Complete
Priority Client by Eowyn77 reviews
Breaking Dawn. Lawyer J. Jenks gets to know Mr. Jasper. I began this over on R&T but since the site is down I'm continuing it here. Enjoy!
Twilight - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,100 - Reviews: 220 - Favs: 280 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 12/7/2008 - Published: 11/23/2008 - Jasper, Jenks - Complete
The Mirror Bleeds to the Past by Senora Swanky reviews
Things are not always what they seem.A mirror distorts perception. But how distorted are the perceptions of Paul Morlock, who narrowly survived his childhood in Derry, Maine? How much more distorted do they become after he dies in Kingdom Hospital?R&R ple
Kingdom Hospital/Riget - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,838 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/23/2008 - Published: 6/4/2006
Cry by Mistah Js girl reviews
Everyone has seen the Joker laugh, only Harley Quinn has seen him cry.
Batman - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,452 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 179 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/4/2004 - Harley Quinn, The Joker - Complete
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Colored Glass reviews
Harley Quinn muses over her deteriorating mental state. One-shot.
Batman - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,272 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/5/2009 - Harley Quinn, The Joker - Complete
The Night Shade reviews
Jasper-fic, post BD: Beth Dawson is a college DJ, who lives in a dorm that was once a Civil War hospital. Jasper takes the shift after hers. Chapter 11: the hospital, in flashback.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 11 - Words: 12,484 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 5/20/2009 - Published: 12/15/2008 - Jasper, Alice
Porphyria reviews
Part 3 of 3: A mysterious narrator has been betrayed by her lover, The Joker, and is offered solace in Bruce Wayne's mansion while she decides what to do next. FINAL CHAPTER: falling apart gracefully.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 12 - Words: 10,085 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/23/2009 - Published: 12/20/2008 - Bruce W./Batman, Joker - Complete
The Queen of Hearts reviews
Part 2 of 3 - sequel to 'How to Fall Apart Gracefully.' A nameless narrator helps the Joker lead Batman on a wild goose chase for the missing inmates of Arkham. Chapter Thirteen: A bomb and a Batman. COMPLETE: read the sequel, 'Porphyria.'
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 10,696 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12/10/2008 - Published: 9/8/2008 - Complete
How to Fall Apart Gracefully reviews
Part 1 of 3. A young girl, who at first seems normal, gets drawn into the Joker's den of thieves. COMPLETE: read the sequel, 'Queen of Hearts'
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 12 - Words: 11,002 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 9/3/2008 - Published: 8/6/2008 - Complete
The Intruder reviews
Becca is in the psyche ward at the Kingdom, and something evil follows her. Paul's interest is piqued when he learns about Becca's troubled history. Adding category on account of the new "crossover" option.
Crossover - Ring/Ringu & Kingdom Hospital/Riget - Rated: T - English - Horror/Mystery - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,673 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/19/2008 - Published: 11/21/2007 - Complete
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