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Joined 09-22-08, id: 1699773, Profile Updated: 04-20-16
Author has written 23 stories for X-Files, Sentinel, Ouran High School Host Club, Rat Patrol, Harry Potter, Man From UNCLE, Magnificent Seven, MacGyver, Misc. Books, Rurouni Kenshin, Clamp, and Gatchaman.

"We are all finite intelligences attempting to comprehend infinite existence . . . . The sitcom possibilities are endless!" (me)

DarkBeta because, when i reviewed a friend's light humor pieces for Harry Potter, tragedy and philosophy kept crawling in.

My seven favorite authors: Madeline Brent, John Buchan, Lois McMaster Bujold, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Janet Kagan, Peter O'Donnell, Mary Jo Putney, and Sharon Shinn

All the universes i play in belong to their creators (and, legally, to their distributors). I claim nothing; i own nothing; i am without attachments. (Media-wise, anyhow. I'm nowhere near a personal satori.)

August 2012: Self-San, who is echoingthedepth on DeviantArt, has created several images for "The Hunter and the Ouran Hosts". (DarkBeta keels over in shock and astonishment.) They are amazing graphics! (More keeling over.) Look for:

September 2015: Incipient Author Existence Failure. Well, i haven't found myself able to write effectively since chemo-brain (3 years ago), so possibly my existence as an author is done already. (And, yes, i was bald for a while, but it grew back.) The rest of me is still around, but on a year-to-year lease. Or possibly month-to-month. I'd like to thank everyone for your attentive reading and undeservedly kind reviews! If i've failed to respond to any reviews, i very much apologize. I turned a little ditzy . . . .

Bunny Adoptions (not getting written . . . by me)

-- "My name is Angus MacGyver of the Clan MacGyver. Look, can we talk about this?" (and Methos in the background shouting, "Mac -- no, the other Mac! -- drop the katana and back away. He's got a penknife!")

-- the William Morris poem, "The Haystack in the Floods" done as an X-files fic. Mulder and Scully fleeing through the heartland, sold out by the Lone Gunmen, Cancerman giving Scully the choice between life as a researcher and life as a research subject . . . . "Had she come all the way for this / to part at last without a kiss . . . that her own eyes might see him slain / beside the haystack in the floods?"

-- Rurouni Kenshin/Sherlock Holmes TOS cross-over: post-Reichenbach and pre-Return, Holmes passes thru Nippon on the way to Tibet.

-- The four Melendy children open the papered-over room at the top of the Four Story Mistake, and find in it an applewood wardrobe bought from a country estate in Britain on the way home from a European tour.

-- The castaway boy from Randall Jarrell's The Animal Family (which i'm certain occurs somewhere on Narnia's margins) was Prince Cor.

-- Yu Yu Hakusho / Leverage crossover: In the finale Hardison got the wrong Black Book.

Pet peeves:

"If that's what you think, you've got another thing coming." It's supposed to be: "If that's what you think, you've got another think coming," i.e. the first 'think' was defective so you're due a replacement. Ungrammatical, but mildly amusing. "If that's what you think, you've got another thing coming," doesn't mean anything at all!

If you are conscious you should follow your conscience, but if you're unconscious you can't.

You can defuse an argument, and diffuse scent, but if your character can't defuse the bomb it's going to diffuse itself, all over the place!

"They're on their way there" is correct, but if you switch homonyms around it isn't.

And i'm really embarassed to mention that rogues may wear rouge, but rouge almost never goes rogue.

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The Unbreakable Vow by Ash Darklighter reviews
Strange lights are seen across a deserted country lane. The wizarding world is calling him home.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 264,559 - Reviews: 1691 - Favs: 1,718 - Follows: 1,917 - Updated: 2/24/2013 - Published: 8/5/2007 - Harry P., Ginny W.
Fallout by The Silversage reviews
A post "Raven Chaser" story. Because "The Raven Chaser" opened many doors…and Kaito worries. Animeverse/Movieverse.
Detective Conan/Case Closed - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 13 - Words: 242,927 - Reviews: 538 - Favs: 706 - Follows: 669 - Updated: 7/12/2012 - Published: 1/18/2010
Realizations by Wishweaver reviews
Harry returns to Privet Drive after 4th year and finds it...empty! What do you do when you can't go to your friends for help? Additional Story Notes FYI: a. AU Summer before Fifth Year Fic, b. Not particularly fast paced.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 264,047 - Reviews: 8679 - Favs: 11,051 - Follows: 8,389 - Updated: 11/16/2010 - Published: 3/6/2003 - Harry P.
Ouran Academy Guest Lecturers Series by peroxidepest17 reviews
Famous Guest lecturers from all over Japan and beyond come to speak to the esteemed staff and student body of Ouran High School
Ouran High School Host Club - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 21,447 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 5/16/2009 - Published: 7/28/2006
The OffWorld Job by caffinebunny reviews
Jack O'Neill offers his old friend a job. Crossover/fusion thingy with Stargate
Leverage - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 12,529 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 3/27/2009 - Published: 1/1/2009 - Nathan F.
Where's My Daddy? by Priscellie reviews
This is a story about reading a book about reading a book, which turns into a different book. But it all ends happily! Inspired by Where's My Cow? by Terry Pratchett. HarryMurphy.
Dresden Files - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,597 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/24/2007 - Complete
My Adventure by Thimble reviews
Gandalf exclaimed once: 'That I should live to be 'Good morninged' by a son of Belladonna Took' Bilbo's mum has a story to tell and this is it. Holidays by the Sea, Elves, and much Falling in the Water.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,776 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/11/2006 - Published: 7/24/2006 - Complete
Just a Face On a Train by katheryne reviews
After rescuing a train from Doc Ock's attack, Peter Parker found himself unmasked and indebted to those he had just saved. 4 months later, a train passenger again crosses paths with the young hero. Based on events from SpiderMan 2. Author's update, April 2016 : I'm on Archive Of Our Own now. Search for "katherynefromphilly". You'll find me. :)
Spider-Man - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,504 - Reviews: 552 - Favs: 2,645 - Follows: 383 - Updated: 3/24/2005 - Published: 10/13/2004 - Complete
CounterCoup by Marcus Rowland reviews
When things go to Hell, Willow needs the help of someone who feels sympathy for the Devil. Crossover with Peter O'Donnell's Modesty Blaise novels and short stories. Complete.
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & Book X-overs - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,127 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/17/2005 - Published: 3/14/2005 - Willow R. - Complete
A Mary Sue Alphabet by Irony-chan reviews
A's for Amanda Our hero's twin sister Got lost as a baby and Gosh, how he missed her...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,497 - Reviews: 2711 - Favs: 6,602 - Follows: 471 - Published: 1/12/2005 - Complete
After the End by Sugar Quill reviews
A post-Hogwarts story by Zsenya and Arabella
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 46 - Words: 632,204 - Reviews: 1490 - Favs: 1,562 - Follows: 240 - Updated: 6/20/2003 - Published: 5/12/2001
Warning: Smoking May Seriously Damage Your Health by Lunar1 reviews
Inspired by a throw-away line in Night Watch, Vimes gets sick. I'm not telling you anymore because it'll give it away. Just read and weep!
Discworld - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,167 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 1/29/2003 - Published: 1/26/2003
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Alphabets 2: Round for Seven Voices reviews
AU. Sentinels are scary. Guides aren't. At least . . . that's what they want you to think! Yet another riff on Susan Foster's GDP universe.
Magnificent Seven - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,785 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 11/1/2014 - Published: 2/25/2009
Colony 3: Lake reviews
Modesty Blaise AU. Somewhere, their adventure continues still.
Misc. Books - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,774 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/14/2014 - Published: 2/8/2009
Colony 2: Beach reviews
Who ELSE would you take with you to a desert island, eh?
MacGyver - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 9 - Words: 10,164 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/14/2014 - Published: 2/8/2009
Colony 5: Desert reviews
Soldiers without a war and citizens without a country; who are they then?
Rat Patrol - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,194 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/14/2014 - Published: 2/15/2009
Colony 1: Coastline reviews
Everyone's going on a long, long trip . . . .
Sentinel - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,431 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 9/14/2014 - Published: 2/8/2009
Gameboard II: New Game
AU. Everybody's dead. How can there be a sequel?
Gatchaman - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,426 - Updated: 4/4/2014 - Published: 11/20/2012
Gameboard III: Gameplay reviews
AU. Kids. Wars. Use. The usual.
Gatchaman - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,290 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/20/2012
Colony 7: Plains reviews
Pioneers . . . again.
Magnificent Seven - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,254 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/16/2009 - Published: 2/15/2009
Colony 6: Inland Sea reviews
AU. See, there is a way to leave war and bloodshed behind! Maybe . . . .
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,556 - Reviews: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/2/2009 - Published: 2/15/2009
Sevenborn reviews
AU. Noble-Ezra summons slave-Chris to his room for an evening of . . . exchanging haiku? Only on the internet could a mind of my perversity find a home.
Magnificent Seven - Rated: T - English - Western - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,567 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/26/2009 - Published: 2/8/2009 - Ezra S., Chris L.
Colony 4: River reviews
Suppose they all just . . . disappeared.
Man From UNCLE - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,650 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/26/2009 - Published: 2/8/2009
The Hunter and the Ouran Hosts reviews
AU. In a school where lineage and money matter most, blood and power are linked for a reason; a price some families are willing to pay.
Ouran High School Host Club - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 9 - Words: 11,871 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 6/14/2009 - Published: 10/19/2008 - Complete
Alphabets 1: In A Foreign Land reviews
AU. Clamp School Detectives. Imonoyama Nokoru is a Guide. Takamura Suoh is a Sentinel. They’re in a world where such things don’t always work out well.
Clamp - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,786 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/31/2009 - Published: 2/20/2009
Gameboard I: Endgame reviews
AU. Wasn't victory always the least likely outcome?
Gatchaman - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,693 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/29/2009 - Complete
The Stray Guide Affair reviews
AU. UNCLE takes on THRUSH regularly, and the KGB, CIA et al when required. But how well will they do against the GDP?
Man From UNCLE - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,962 - Reviews: 9 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/20/2009
Six Mad Kings reviews
Modern AU, mixed with The Sentinel. "Six mad kings and you, locked in a room; that's a sestina."
Magnificent Seven - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,024 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 2/15/2009 - Published: 2/1/2009
Sea Changes reviews
When you oppose an entire corporation of Evil Mad Scientists . . . it can be tough filling out the blanks on the insurance claim form.
Man From UNCLE - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,223 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/1/2009 - Complete
Juvendus Delinquus reviews
AU A belated 5th year fic. After being cursed by an unknown enemy, Snape hides out in absolutely the least likely location.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,946 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/4/2009 - Published: 12/28/2008 - Severus S., Harry P.
Host of Exiles reviews
AU. No one escapes the island of exiles.
Ouran High School Host Club - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,551 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/14/2008
Formations reviews
The Rat Patrol and Dietrich find something unexpected in the temple of Bucephalas. Warning: unfinished.
Rat Patrol - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,834 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/7/2008
Parting Is All We Know reviews
He believed in anything. She believed in One.
X-Files - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,155 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/5/2008 - D. Scully - Complete
Clan of the Cave Panther: Coda reviews
How many times has Blair called him a Neanderthal?
Sentinel - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 573 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/29/2008 - Complete
Grave Visits reviews
He believed in anything. She believed in everything.
X-Files - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 802 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/29/2008 - Complete