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Joined 02-09-08, id: 1496412, Profile Updated: 04-06-10
Author has written 19 stories for Highlander, and Supernatural.

Oops, I'm actually volunteering in Liberia, a West African post-conflict country, for a year. So I'm going to admit that any fic updates won't be forthcoming. Sorry for the (long) wait guys!

I write in the Highlander universe. I love Methos because he's my existential hero and I love Richie because he's the ordinary person thrust into the extraordinary. I'm none too fond of Duncan though.

For anyone who's waiting for me to update a story, I promise on pain of death that I will finish them all. Sometimes you just gotta wait for inspiration to strike, and sometimes I have to write things for class, like ten pages on whether Rwanda should be implementng a male circumcision program to reduce the incidence of HIV. NO they should not, in case you're wondering. Badgering me to hurry up is effective though.

Supernatural is my new obsession because I think it’s brilliant to use an ancient way to explore modern concerns. Myths, legends, and ghost stories have been used throughout history to convey a people’s values, beliefs, and cultures to outsiders and to themselves and their children. We are past the time of archetypal figures but the show does an admirable job of exploring modern grey issues of morals, good and evil, and family through the fantastical context of monsters that are more than simply symbols of evil.

Actually my newest obsession is Christian Kane and RPS. If you like my writing and want to check out my real person fic, it's up on livejournal under this screenname.

Nietzsche's On the Three Metamorphoses

Of three metamorphoses of the spirit I tell you; how the spirit becomes a camel; and the camel, a lion; and the lion, finally, a child.

There is much that is difficult for the spirit, the strong reverent spirit that would bear much: but the difficult and the most difficult are what its strength demands.

What is difficult? asks the spirit that would bear much, and kneels down like a camel wanting to be well loaded. What is most difficult, O heroes, asks the spirit that would bear much, that I may take it upon myself and exult in my strength? Is it not humbling oneself to wound one's haughtiness? Letting one's folly shine to mock one's wisdom?

Or is it this: parting from our cause when it triumphs? Climbing high mountains to tempt the tempter?

Or is it this: feeding on the acorns and grass of knowledge and, for the sake of the truth, suffering hunger in one's soul?

Or is it this: being sick and sending home the comforters and making friends with the deaf, who never hear what you want?

Or is it this: stepping into filthy waters when they are the waters of truth, and not repulsing cold frogs and hot toads?

Or is it this: loving those who despise us and offering a hand to the ghost that would frighten us?

All these most difficult things the spirit that would bear much takes upon itself: like the camel that, burdened, speeds into the desert, thus the spirit speeds into its desert.

In the loneliest desert, however, the second metamorphosis occurs: here the spirit becomes a lion who would conquer his freedom and be master in his own desert. Here he seeks out his last master: he wants to fight him and his last god; for ultimate victory he wants to fight with the great dragon.

Who is the great dragon whom the spirit will no longer call lord and god? "Thou shalt" is the name of the great dragon. But the spirit of the lion says, "I will." "Thou shalt" lies in his way, sparkling like gold, an animal covered with scales; and on every scale shines a golden "thou shalt'.

Values, thousands of years old, shine on these scales; and thus speaks the mightiest of all dragons: "All value of all things shines on me. All value has long been created, and I am all created value. Verily, there shall be no more 'I will'." Thus speaks the dragon.

My brothers, why is there a need in the spirit for the lion? Why is not the beast of burden, which renounces and is reverent, enough?

To create new values- that even the lion cannot do; but the creation of freedom for oneself for new creation- that is within the power of the lion. The creation of freedom for oneself and a sacred "No" even to duty- for that, my brothers, the lion is needed. To assume the right to new values- that is the most terrifying assumption for a reverent spirit that would bear much. Verily, to him it is preying, and a matter for a beast of prey. He once loved "thou shalt' as most sacred: now he must find illusion and caprice even in the most sacred, that freedom from his love may become his prey: the lion is needed for such prey.

But say, my brothers, what can the child do that even the lion could not do? Why must the preying lion still become a child? The child is innocence and forgetting, a new beginning, a game, a self-propelled wheel, a first movement, a sacred "Yes". For the game of creation, my brothers, a sacred "Yes" is needed: the spirit now wills his own will, and he who had been lost to the world now conquers his own world.

Thus spoke Zarathustra.

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All We Have by PissedOffEskimo reviews
Dad's disappeared and young Dean is left with no money and no way to take care of his Sammy, so he does what he has to for the money they need. When Sam is taken by vampires, Dean finally asks for help. He and Sam end up living at the Roadhouse. But now Dean has secrets he doesn't want to share and, when Dad does show back up again, a lot of pent-up anger. wincest (summary: xcziel)
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 12 - Words: 107,970 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 248 - Follows: 192 - Updated: 8/29/2014 - Published: 11/27/2006 - Dean W., Sam W.
In Shadow by UnholyMuse reviews
Pre-Series AU. The boys are put in separate foster homes after John is sent to prison. Five years apart in very different lifestyles sees them eventually reunited. Will their bond survive after years of separation and abuse? Contains abuse & rape.
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 30 - Words: 238,420 - Reviews: 1057 - Favs: 849 - Follows: 876 - Updated: 8/16/2010 - Published: 5/12/2009 - Dean W., Sam W.
All Just Shades of Grey by caffinebunny reviews
Nate's a big fan of contrast. Kink. Slash. Threesome. Same 'verse as "A Little R&R".
Leverage - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 330 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/9/2009 - Complete
Watching You Watching Me by Laura of Maychoria reviews
Dean is loud. Sam can see right through him. 4.01 coda
Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,392 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/28/2008 - Sam W., Dean W. - Complete
Hear This Prayer for Her by artsavage reviews
The brothers' investigation of a haunted cemetery reveals a 150-year-old tragedy. A worn-down Dean may become the spirit's next victim. Set between "Born Under a Bad Sign" and "Tall Tales."
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,927 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/8/2008 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
Had It Coming by Mummyluvr reviews
Or, Five Ways Sam Never Learned The Family Secret. And not the one you're thinking of. Warning for implied abuse.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,736 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/11/2008 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
Acceptance & Approval by Wolf Maid reviews
Oneshot. Tag to BDaBR. After everything is over, Sam and Dean explore John’s storage room, and find yet another secret he kept from them. ‘All Dean Winchester has ever wanted is the approval of his family.' Angsty!Dean.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,333 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 15 - Published: 6/25/2008 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
Listen and Remember by Sushi Chi reviews
When Bobby met the Winchesters.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,411 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 13 - Published: 5/30/2008 - Dean W., Bobby S. - Complete
Of Concussions and Migraines by Sushi Chi reviews
Dean has had one too many concussions and Sam was not aware of what was going to happen.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,824 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 10 - Published: 5/13/2008 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
The Question of Ghosts seq to Old Ghosts by Gillian Middleton reviews
Dean needs to lay some ghosts to rest, and that means searching the past. Sequel to Old Ghosts & Old Fears.
Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,644 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/26/2007 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
In Reverse by sodakey reviews
After Faith, a job has the boys looking for missing hikers in Wyoming. While Sam worries it’s connected to what happened to Dean ten years ago, Dean wonders if Sam would be better off back in the world of normal.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 148,382 - Reviews: 1798 - Favs: 1,442 - Follows: 536 - Updated: 12/8/2007 - Published: 2/6/2006 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
A Long Road towards Recovery by morning sunlight reviews
Dean has suffered a lifechanging injury, can Sam help him find a way to recover when the supernatural has nothing to offer? And just how did it happen, because Dean sure as hell doesn't remember?
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 24 - Words: 50,981 - Reviews: 162 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 6/29/2007 - Published: 6/23/2007 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
My Brother by darkening sunset reviews
Wincest: Sam thinks over the development of his relationship with Dean. Season 1 spoilers listed inside.
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,394 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/25/2007 - Sam W., Dean W.
Standing the Night Watch by chronicler-of-knuckles reviews
Dean and John have a quiet talk over a late night cold beer.
Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,591 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 19 - Published: 6/21/2007 - John W., Dean W. - Complete
Inherit by Spooky-Girl reviews
He wasn't a bad father... Rated for abuse and language.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,151 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 297 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 6/21/2007 - Published: 2/15/2007
Like Father by deews reviews
A look into John and Dean's relationship. Set before the pilot.
Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 713 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 49 - Published: 4/15/2007 - Dean W., John W. - Complete
Invisible by MistWraith reviews
By the time he was twentytwo, Dean Winchester realized he had become invisible. Oneshot. Please R&R.
Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 886 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 10 - Published: 8/11/2006 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
Old Ghosts by Gillian Middleton reviews
AU story where Sam and Dean were separated as children and meet as adults, not knowing they are brothers. They fall in love, but they have Dean's past & Sam's family to contend with. And then there is the biggest secret of them all...
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 49,431 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 645 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 8/2/2006 - Published: 7/18/2006 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
Riding a Bike by Swanseajill reviews
During some unaccustomed downtime, Sam sees something that helps him understand an aspect of Dean's childhood. Deancentric, Sam POV.
Supernatural - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,141 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/16/2006 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
The Letter by SouthernChickie reviews
NOW COMPLETE! Unexpected news and a letter stir up old emotions hoped to be dead and gone. A story that covers the hows and whys of Richie moving in with Mac and Tessa.
Highlander - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 39,275 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/24/2004 - Published: 6/11/2004 - Complete
Yes, Master by SouthernChickie reviews
NOW COMPLETE! Richie's taken against his will and for once it's not to be used against the Highlander. His new Master has other plans for his boy.
Highlander - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 57,395 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/7/2004 - Published: 11/16/2003 - Complete
Fatal Near Loss by Neoinean reviews
A series of coincidences and miscommunications leads Richie to falsely assume that Duncan's dead, and we all know what happens when we assume...
Highlander - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 28,572 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/13/2003 - Published: 11/12/2003 - Richie, Connor - Complete
Abandonment by SouthernChickie reviews
Richie's mortal life is threatened one too many times. Duncan has to make a decision. NOW COMPLETE! Companion to University Love, but can stand on it's own
Highlander - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 18,063 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/19/2003 - Published: 9/2/2003 - Complete
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The Hunter and the Bookworm reviews
A retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale Supernatural style. Dean is a fierce prince raised as a hunter. Sam is a peasant who loves to read books about the supernatural for which he is teased. Dean needs Sam's help.
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 22,674 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 7/23/2009 - Published: 7/19/2009 - Sam W., Dean W. - Complete
Love Is Just A Gamble reviews
After an interesting courtship, one night in a bar changes everything for Sam and Dean. Will a non-supernatural traumatic event bring the boys closer or tear them apart? Prequel and Rewrite of I Didn't Mean To...Wincest
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 32,837 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 7/16/2009 - Published: 3/21/2009 - Dean W., Sam W.
Once Upon A Time reviews
An amalgamation of several classic fairy tales with Highlander characters. AU Mac rescues Methos, but the journey doesn't end there. D/M SLASH
Highlander - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,122 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/21/2009 - Published: 6/19/2008 - Methos, Duncan - Complete
Another Teenage Drama reviews
AU: Sam and Dean are unrelated teenagers. Dean is the jock and Sam is the brain and Dean's new tutor. But Dean has a secret, will Sam be able to help? Sam/Dean but not Wincest. Now with a sequel in progress
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 24,652 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 3/15/2009 - Published: 9/25/2008 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
To Be Young Again reviews
Sam and Dean are on a hunt when Dean accidentally gets transformed into a kid again, giving Sam an insight into his brother. Unfortunately the demon that did it is still out there, How will Sam keep little Dean safe? Wincest
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 21 - Words: 48,815 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 262 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 12/21/2008 - Published: 9/20/2008 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
Denial reviews
Pre-immortal Richie is kidnapped as bait and raped by a woman. How does he react, how can Mac and Tessa help him? Review please
Highlander - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 9,562 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/22/2008 - Published: 2/14/2008 - Richie, Duncan - Complete
I didn't mean to reviews
One night at a bar changes everything for Dean and Sam. Can they find their way back to each other? Wincest, hurtDean
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,973 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 9/18/2008 - Published: 9/10/2008 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
Understanding reviews
Duncan doesn’t understand Methos, he should have kept that in mind. When Joe goes to Mac with news, Methos flees anticipating Mac’s judgment. But whose side is Duncan on? Slash DM/M
Highlander - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,776 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 9/7/2008 - Published: 6/4/2008 - Methos, Duncan
Bogeyman reviews
Caveat lector, slash. First season, Richie is kidnapped and not as bait for Mac. How will they all deal with the consequences?
Highlander - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,119 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/21/2008 - Published: 2/11/2008 - Richie, Duncan
The Past Revisited reviews
Richie tries to kill himself...or did he? Duncan has to decide who to trust with Richie's mortal life hanging in the balance.
Highlander - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 9,558 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/27/2008 - Published: 5/16/2008 - Richie, Duncan - Complete
Hunted reviews
Methos is being hunted, but by whom and why doesn't he want Mac to know? Slash DM/M
Highlander - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,758 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 5/11/2008 - Published: 3/31/2008 - Methos, Duncan - Complete
Renewal reviews
After Archangel, Richie didn't die. Methos finds him, but then what? Can Richie's relationship with Mac be salvaged? And what does Methos really want? Slash Methos/Richie
Highlander - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 15 - Words: 15,163 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/28/2008 - Published: 3/31/2008 - Richie, Methos - Complete
And Just Accept reviews
Richie's lover is kidnapped forcing him to confront some of his personal issues. Mac refuses to help and what is the old man up to? Slash Richie/Gregor, DM/M Sequel to Forget about Forgiving and Between
Highlander - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,651 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/30/2008 - Richie - Complete
Between reviews
After Bordeaux, can Mac and Methos's relationship be salvaged and does a new dimension bring them closer together or push them farther apart. Slash DM/M Sequel between Forget about Forgiving and And Just Accept
Highlander - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,993 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/30/2008 - Duncan, Methos - Complete
Fairy Tale reviews
A completely AU metaphor for the Horsemen episodes. Slash DM/M
Highlander - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,432 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/29/2008 - Methos, Duncan - Complete
Sacrifices reviews
Methos sacrifices his freedom to save Duncan's head. He's taken as a slave and Duncan searches for him. Slash DM/M
Highlander - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,527 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/18/2008 - Methos, Duncan - Complete
The Student Becomes the Teacher reviews
Richie's new lover challenges Mac's perceptions leading him to think about his relationship with the old man. Slash DM/M, RR/OMC
Highlander - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,020 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/12/2008 - Duncan, Methos - Complete
A Second Chance reviews
Mac is out of town and Methos is kidnapped as bait. DM/M slash
Highlander - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,132 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/11/2008 - Methos, Duncan - Complete
Forget about Forgiving
Gregor comes back in season 5 to apologize to Richie and things develop. Things are also learned about Richie's past SLASH
Highlander - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,654 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/11/2008 - Richie, Joe - Complete