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Joined 09-15-08, id: 1694128, Profile Updated: 03-23-15
Author has written 16 stories for Lost World, and Firefly.

My Journey to the Plateau:


I have never much cared for alarm clocks. I find them an abrasive way to wake each morning. My eyes seem to pop open around six in the morning no matter how late the previous night has kept me. To ensure that I won’t fall back asleep, I switch on the television. It was inevitable then, that in early 2003, I should stumble onto The Lost World – to be precise, Dead Man’s Hill. For those familiar with the episode, imagine not knowing who Ringo, Sheriff Jack, or Vee were as the story unfolded –my only acquaintance with Marguerite (not Maylene, mine you), was the brief teaser before the title. I was intrigued.

The series played through all 66 episodes three or four times that year. I watched as many as a could, but in no particular order. For me, the treehouse was whisked into the heart of the storm before I even met Summerlee. I remember watching my final episode; I had made a handwritten list. As the ending credits rolled, I put the last check mark on my page... and that was it.

I bought the three season DVD set. Over the next four years whenever I missed the Plateau I would play TLW roulette. That is to say, without looking: I would select a disc, put it into the player, and bounce the episode indicator to a random pick. Then I would go to bed. As I woke the next morning I would switch on my TV and press play.

Most TLW episodes start with a sweeping, panoramic shot of the rain forest accompanied by a brief orchestral arrangement. As the image dissolves, we hear sounds of the jungle and then we drop in on our adventurers. It takes a bit of time before you identify which episode you are watching. In these moments of uncertainty I am drawn back to 2003; the show is alive with possibility and anything might happen.

In early 2008, I wrote my very first fan fiction. At the time I had never before heard the term ‘fan fiction’. I naively believed that I was alone in this desire to further the adventures of the Challenger Expedition. As I searched for a way to share my story, I found scores of other authors and thousands of tales. Seven years have passed. I have read hundreds of new adventures to add to the original 66 episodes. Perhaps even some that sprang from your imagination.

Through it all, one question puzzled me: What is so special about the treehouse. What is this hold that the Plateau and its band of misfits has on me, and so many others. I recently wrote a piece where Marguerite asked herself that same question:


How was it that this place – this dirty little bamboo hut in the trees – had become more of a home to her than anywhere she had ever been? The answer seemed simple, but it was not.


I believe that the answer is acceptance. The treehouse is a magical retreat with a room for everyone. A place where our strengths are valued and our weakness forgiven. In short, it is very unlike the world we live in. The Plateau is a lost world where we can become the very best versions of ourselves.

This tiny little corner of the world wide web is ours. I like to believe that it is alive with possibility and that anything might happen.


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The Haunting by rann reviews
What really did occur in the Cave of Fear? The pain of that encounter was intense for both Marguerite and Roxton. --A tale just in time for Halloween.-- In the Lost World anything can happen.
Lost World - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,499 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/30/2009 - Complete
The Last Song by Mizzlyday reviews
Christmas Eve 1976 – Can Sam’s simple gesture save a little girl from the sadness of a ruined occasion and thus perfect an important memory for her future?
Quantum Leap - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,210 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Published: 12/26/2008 - Complete
A New Beginning by santa crux reviews
Completed. The first few days on the plateau from Summerlee's perspective. What must it have been like for a man used to 'looking at life under a microscope instead of living it in the real world?
Lost World - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,516 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/26/2005 - Complete
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Blood Loss reviews
Part III (04/16). Unprepared, unarmed and outnumbered, Roxton and Marguerite are set upon by some old enemies. A story told in five parts.
Lost World - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,116 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/16 - Published: 3/23 - Marguerite K., Roxton
My Journey to the Plateau reviews
A nail biting epic told in 580 words.
Lost World - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 581 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/12 - Complete
Wake Me reviews
A quick peek into the tree house. Marguerite and Roxton… doing what they do.
Lost World - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,062 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/7 - Marguerite K., Roxton - Complete
War Stories In Lace reviews
War Stories… Retold: What if Niska had captured Inara and Mal? Instead of Wash and Mal.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,800 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/5/2013 - Published: 2/18/2009 - Inara, Mal - Complete
Rescue in the Sand reviews
A simple M/R scene - as always, because I miss them.
Lost World - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 914 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/24/2013 - Marguerite K., Roxton - Complete
A New Equilibrium reviews
More echoes from the Plateau.
Lost World - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,058 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 11/4/2012 - Marguerite K., Roxton - Complete
The Leaf Lizard and the Jungle Princess reviews
The tree house through the eyes of a lovelorn lizard.
Lost World - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,806 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/14/2012 - Veronica - Complete
Heart of Ruin reviews
A short fic - Set well past season 3.
Lost World - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,388 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/16/2012 - Marguerite K. - Complete
Echoes from the Plateau reviews
A short M/R scene – because I miss them.
Lost World - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 780 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/13/2012 - Marguerite K., Roxton - Complete
Final Correspondence reviews
Published here, by the International Herald Tribune, is the last known account of the Lost Challenger Expedition. These are the final pages filed by journalist Edward D. Malone, before disappearing into the Amazon Basin. COMPLETE
Lost World - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,526 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/17/2010 - Published: 4/5/2010 - Malone, Marguerite K. - Complete
The Fly and the Spider reviews
Roxton and Malone share some thoughts about Marguerite.
Lost World - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 613 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/7/2009 - Roxton, Marguerite K. - Complete
Stronger Than Iron reviews
Marguerite and Roxton spend a night in jail.
Lost World - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,612 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 3/3/2009 - Published: 2/28/2009 - Marguerite K., Roxton - Complete
Hunter's Mind reviews
John uncovers a simple truth.
Lost World - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 606 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/12/2009 - Roxton, Marguerite K. - Complete
The Spider and the Fly reviews
Marguerite and Veronica share some thoughts about Roxton.
Lost World - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 585 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Published: 2/9/2009 - Marguerite K., Roxton - Complete
I Watch You Sleep reviews
Very short - No set up needed.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 214 - Reviews: 11 - Published: 2/5/2009 - River - Complete
Ghost Writer reviews
Ned finds himself watching, helpless to interact, as the adventurers unravel a mystery that began years before... while George was just a freshman at Oxford.
Lost World - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,133 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/1/2009 - Published: 1/20/2009 - Malone - Complete
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