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Who: Historian and archeologist, translator and writer, English and Spanish teacher

What: Reading and writing; playing fútbol, racquetball, the piano, clarinet and dulcimer; cycling, hiking, camping, fishing, and traveling

Where: Philadelphia, PA and Aichi Prefecture, Japan

When: Early 1980s

Why: To stimulate my own creative juices, and to encourage others to write and read and imagine...

How: To quote Timmy Turner, “The Internet”


Jorge Luis Borges, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Edogawa Rampo, and Jules Verne

Beowulf; Cien Años de Soledad by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; I Am A Cat by Natsume Soseki; Journey to the West by Wu Ch'ien; and The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett

Hergé’s The Adventures of Tintin; Bob Kane's The Batman; Frank Miller and Geof Darrow's Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot; Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan; and Watsuki Nobuhiro's Rurouni Kenshin

Johnny Depp, Grace Kelly, Dominic Monaghan, Patricia Routlege and Jimmy Stewart

Jurassic Park, Master and Commander, Nausicäa of the Valley of the Wind, North by Northwest, and Raiders of the Lost Ark

Cafe Tacvba, Jars of Clay, Habib Koitê, Diana Krall and the Smashing Pumpkins

Al Verte Partir - Alih Jey; Classical Gas - Mason Williams; In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel; Oceanía - Bjork; and Pineapple Rag - Scott Joplin

The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Blackadder, Cheers, Mystery! and the Twilight Zone (original)

ALL fruit, ice cream, Japanese (except natto), Mexican and Thai

Mt. Rainier, WA; Newport, OR; Nagoya, Japan; Stanley Lake, ID; and the University of Notre Dame


I am a Gemini and AB+.

I like patterns and orderly chaos.

If I actually manage to write anything, I don’t often write about main characters or well-known characters – consequently characters such as Terry Boot, or Violet Strange might appear. Therefore, I like to ‘borrow worlds’ from their authors temporarily. (In such stories, usually the main characters of the canon stories are barely mentioned.)

I like reading stories about... whatever has recently struck my fancy.

I am picky - if there are problems concerning spelling, grammar or canonical inaccuracies that aren’t part of particular aspects of the plot or story, I will point them out to you - as gently as possible. I hope for the same from everyone else towards my "stuff".

I believe that everyone should have the right to express themselves: all I ask is that please try to do it tactfully, thoughtfully, and eloquently.

I really appreciate well written stories and interesting ideas.

I do not believe that characters have to die to a) prove a point, b) provide motivation for a character, or c) create catharsis for the reader.

I make mistakes. I am very sorry.

Treat other readers and writers as you wish to be treated - what goes around comes around.


“I think we have all arrived at a very special place. Spiritually... ecumenically... grammatically.” – Captain Jack Sparrow

“‘What is the average wing speed of a swallow?’‘African or European?’” – Monty Python and the Holy Grail

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.” – Henry Thoreau

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Tiger Hunt by X-parrot reviews
A rainy night, an unexpected threat, a desperate crew. And Zoro has never been so lost.
One Piece - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 24 - Words: 67,435 - Reviews: 775 - Favs: 642 - Follows: 292 - Updated: 2/23/2012 - Published: 9/7/2004 - Zoro - Complete
Friend and Foe by MKLlim reviews
“It is said that you are accompanying the notorious pirate Fire Fist Ace. That alone is already a great offense to your record.” he jeered. “A perfectly respectable person like me, traveling with a pirate? How DARE you suggest such a thing? she answered.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 61,177 - Reviews: 369 - Favs: 332 - Follows: 285 - Updated: 6/16/2009 - Published: 3/5/2006 - Ace
Transitions by Serenetwinkle reviews
A switching of the strangest kind gives Watanuki and Doumeki a glimpse of something more.
xxxHOLiC - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 38,387 - Reviews: 244 - Favs: 232 - Follows: 311 - Updated: 12/30/2008 - Published: 9/17/2006 - K. Watanuki, S. Doumeki
Realization by Viv N -ChildishGrin reviews
Watanuki remembers the first time he realized it. [Shonen ai, oneshot. Genre: horror, angst, drama, romance, humour.]
xxxHOLiC - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,204 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/22/2007 - Complete
Running Blind by Dejah Thoris of Mars reviews
Crossover with CSI. Something supernatural is killing people in Las Vegas... and it all seems to lead back to a fifteenyearold runaway named Danny Fenton.
Danny Phantom - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 23,332 - Reviews: 415 - Favs: 2,202 - Follows: 284 - Published: 7/16/2006 - Danny F. - Complete
Recuerdos de un famoso by heros reviews
Historia experimental que hice tras leer el Retrato de Dorian Grey, el relato está muy influido en él. Es una pequeña crítica al falso mundo del espectáculo.
Misc. Books - Rated: K - Spanish - Chapters: 1 - Words: 789 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/16/2006 - Complete
Landscape by Orada reviews
[Lian Hearn's 'Tales of the Otori' books] As he mourns Shigeru, Takeo remembers old lessons and learns something of his own inner strength.
Misc. Books - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,483 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/11/2005 - Complete
Cat Skin by CB Wyrdley reviews
After Watanuki makes a gruesome discovery, he finds himself drawn into the mysteries surrounding a bizarre series of thefts. [Volume 5 timeframe.]
xxxHOLiC - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,030 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 10/10/2005 - Published: 8/3/2005
Chrestomanci's Heir by Alida of the Emerald Green Hair reviews
What if Helen was Chrestomanci's heir? What if Jamie found her there? Heartbreak, laughs, faceless librarians...and Tom and Polly? What are THEY doing there? CHAPTER FIVE ALREADY UP! JOY!
Diana Wynne Jones - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,073 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 5/12/2004 - Published: 2/12/2004
The Magical World Known as Macondo by muzical
I wrote this story for my composition class on the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. It's about a reporter who travels to Columbia and gets caught in the Banana Strike in Columbia in 1928. the concept of time is strange [basically there isn't any]
Misc. Books - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,385 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/20/2004 - Complete
Dreaming reviews
Of what does Tsuyuri Kohane dream? Possible spoilers for Vol. 9 through 12.
xxxHOLiC - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 20,874 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/4/2007 - Published: 6/21/2007 - Kohane T.