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Joined 02-27-08, id: 1511076, Profile Updated: 08-01-12
Author has written 17 stories for Harry Potter, and Torchwood.

Formerly Arlath's Daughter. I'd been meaning to change it for a while, but I only just discovered how.

Not much getting produced right now, probably because uni is a load of work and otherwise life is fine and dandy. So don't go expecting any massive new series - currently the actual authors/producers will probably beat me to it.

I mainly write humour, because I feel that Torchwood fans probably need cheering up, what with the show's tendency to kill off their favourite characters. But I do dip into other genres too, experimentally. But humour is the most fun.


Now, the obligatory quotes section, which was put up ages ago and never taken down...


Some quotes on reading and imagination for your enjoyment and musings...

"Everything you can imagine is real" Pablo Picasso

"I doubt that imagination can be supressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to become an eggplant." Ursula K le Guin. I asked my mum what an eggplant was, and was really suprised when she told me it was the American word for aubergine. I mean, come on?

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, whilst imagination embraces the whole world, and all there will ever be to know and understand." Albert Einstein

"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will" George Bernard Shaw

"The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true." – J. Robert Oppenheimer

"Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun." George Scialabba

"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library."Jorge Luis Borges

"This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum." Elbert Hubbard

“I find television very educational. Every time someone turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”Groucho Marx

My favourite Latin quotes

cum spiro, spero 'While I breathe I hope'

alea iacta est 'The die is cast' Useful in games of monopoly.

ad augusta per angusta 'to the heights by narrow paths'

quam fortunatus sumus 'How lucky we are!'

errare humanum est, in errore persevare stultum 'To err is human; to persist in error is stupid.' See fanfic.

sic transit gloria mundi 'thus the glory of the world passes'

verba volant, scripta manent 'The words fly away but the writing remains.'

o tempora, o mores! You've got to love Cicero 'What's the world coming to?'

A dedication section I've been inspired to put on...

alter ipse amicus 'a friend is another self'

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born" Anais Nin

"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life." Mark Twain

"Friendship doubles your joys, and divides your sorrows." Unknown

"What is a friend? I will tell you...it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself." Frank Crane

"Building a friendship is like planting a quote." unknown


Advice (added at 1.30 am, hence its very existence)

This is for anyone who's looking in horror at my list of Torchwood fic but still wants to read some, so that I can gently steer you away from the ones I don’t think so much of any more.

- Killer – my first, and still one of the best. I try not to read it now, since my style’s changed a bit and I know I’ll never have that good an idea ever again. Sigh.

- Torchwood Philosophy – lots and lots of random short stories to dip into.

- Torchwood Miscellany – my current series. Even more random short stories to dip into, but with less focus on philosophy. Supposedly.

- Too Many Cooks Spoil the Cake – another one-off story. I like those.

- Birthdays - more fairly recent cheerful bits. Read for drunken parties, strip poker etc.

Then there’s some other ok-ish stuff, a few angsty bits I really ought to lock away safe somewhere but which serve as memoirs of my teenage life-crisises, and then even more other stuff that I occasionally feel like purging but which some people still read. If you wander into that it’s your own problem.

I am totally responsible for the content of all of these (and own neither Harry Potter or Torchwood, in case you thought I did) but refuse to take legal responsibility for anything resulting from you reading them (depression, fits of uncontrollable laughter etc. (I wish)).

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The User's Guide and Manual to Capt Jack Harkness by Xrai reviews
Congratulations on your purchase of a CAPTAIN JACK HARKNESS Unit! Jack/Ianto, Jack/Anyone
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,935 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/4/2011 - Jack H., Ianto J. - Complete
The User's Guide and Manual to Ianto Jones by Xrai reviews
Congratulations on your purchase of a Ianto Jones Unit!
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,818 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/16/2011 - Ianto J., Jack H. - Complete
The Seven Sins of Torchwood by Jooles34 reviews
Written for a challange; seven fics, one for each of the deadly sins, each from a different characters POV. Some are funny, some sad, some angsty. Will post them here as I go. Rated T for the series. Eighth bonus fic is Suzie and all 7 sins!
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 8,473 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 4/5/2010 - Published: 3/7/2010 - Complete
Spring's New Dawn by L.A.H.H reviews
They fought, and they died, for peace. Yet how can you have peace when you split your people into quarters from the start? Should the answer be to dispose with millennia of tradition? Can anyone bring themselves to do away with Sorting? Next Generation.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 31,199 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 12/12/2009 - Published: 10/17/2009 - Scorpius M., Albus S. P. - Complete
Road Rage by Solsbury Girl reviews
Jack and the team have to deal with a tricky navigational issue on the streets of Cardiff.
Torchwood - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,761 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/12/2009 - Jack H., Ianto J. - Complete
The Last Year by KittyThomas reviews
Set immediately after the penultimate chapter of book 7: the lost book 8. Harry, Ron and Hermione have to repeat their last year to obtain their N.E.W.Ts. Yay with the Quidditch and lessons! Usual pairings, plus one more...C O M P L E T E R&R still!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 96,571 - Reviews: 821 - Favs: 232 - Follows: 188 - Updated: 10/1/2007 - Published: 7/22/2007 - Harry P. - Complete
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A Torchwood Miscellany reviews
Latest: Under Arrest - Ianto suffers the consequences of a bungled clean-up operation with an anxious parent when he is arrested on suspicion of assault.
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 19,682 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 4/4/2012 - Published: 10/28/2011
Birthdays reviews
What were the chances that anyone at Torchwood would ever get a normal birthday? About as slim as London getting a normal Christmas.
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,088 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 9/28/2011 - Published: 8/19/2011 - Complete
A Comedy of Errors reviews
Gwen and Jack's attempts to finally unite Tosh and Owen result in the sort of misunderstandings found in Shakespearean comedy, only with fewer identical twins and a lot more coffee.
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 5,615 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/5/2011 - Published: 2/9/2011 - Complete
The Torchwood Philosophy reviews
The Team's thoughts on issues as wide-ranging as free will, homosexuality, miracles, adultery, the soul, lying, conscience, life after death, God and the meaning of life, the universe and everything. Originally my philosophy revision, now just random.
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 40 - Words: 53,000 - Reviews: 409 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 2/27/2011 - Published: 4/25/2010 - Complete
Rats reviews
Torchwood deal with alien invasions every day, but Owen's escaped rodents are causing a lot more trouble than expected. Oh, and Jack's got a phobia, Tosh can't quite work out what her latest find does, and some of the Team seem to be missing...
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 9,833 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/16/2011 - Published: 12/17/2010 - Complete
Problems with the Plumbing reviews
In which Ianto wishes that he knew how to swim.
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,022 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 12/10/2010 - Published: 11/14/2010 - Ianto J. - Complete
Rain reviews
What if their luck ran out?
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 5,444 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/26/2010 - Published: 9/30/2010 - Complete
Lost in Eternity reviews
Jack's back, and there's someone he's been meaning to visit for a long long time.
Torchwood - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,505 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/5/2010 - Published: 5/23/2010 - Jack H.
April Fools reviews
The Torchwood team's unique sense of humour makes April Fools Day an event to be dreaded - perhaps even more so this year than most.
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Humor/Suspense - Chapters: 8 - Words: 7,399 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 4/23/2010 - Published: 3/27/2010 - Complete
Errare Humanum Est reviews
Everyone makes mistakes, Torchwood included. And a trip to London provides the Team with the opportunity for a lot of things to go wrong…
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 11,634 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 4/11/2010 - Published: 3/8/2010 - Complete
Too Many Cooks Spoil the Cake reviews
There’s chaos in Ianto’s kitchen when Jack decides that a team baking session is just what they all need. Ianto, needless to say, is not particularly impressed.
Torchwood - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,939 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 14 - Published: 3/31/2010 - Complete
Technological Troubles reviews
Despite working at Torchwood Gwen has never really got the hang of all the technological stuff - something that frequently gives the rest of the team something to laugh about.
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 9,267 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/6/2010 - Published: 1/29/2010 - Gwen C. - Complete
Cupid reviews
Valentine's Day never turns out as it's supposed to at the Hub, especially when Jack is involved.
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,704 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Complete
Eight Ingredients for a Torchwood Christmas reviews
Festive fun at the Hub. Owen’s fed up with Christmas, but the rest of the team are determined to enjoy themselves, especially if it involves annoying him…
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,641 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 12/26/2009 - Published: 12/18/2009 - Complete
Killer reviews
The Hub is in chaos, Torchwood is breaking down and the Team are trying to kill each other. And it’s all thanks to Jack’s new ‘team-building’ game…
Torchwood - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,080 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 12/5/2009 - Published: 11/26/2009 - Complete
Shadow of the Moon reviews
Does it matter who your parents are, or what you did in your past? Ysabell Hope certainly has a troubled history - what she needs is a caring friend to help her put her life back together again. But does Luna really understand quite how hard it will be?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 30 - Words: 30,679 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/20/2009 - Published: 2/3/2009 - OC, Luna L. - Complete
What if? reviews
Just a way of expressing my emotions really, but also of exploring a 'what if' I had. Oneshot drabble, post DH.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 773 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/3/2009 - Luna L. - Complete