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Author has written 9 stories for Marvel, Spider-Man, Wizard of Oz, Misc. Games, and Dungeons and Dragons.

What, you really want to know about me?

Name: Jared

Age: 40

Country: Canada, the greatest country in the world. Accept no substitutes!

Occupation: Government bureaucrat

Romantic status: I wish

E-mail: [email protected]

What kind of stories are you writing here?

Most of the stories I'll be posting here are from my Marvel Comics fanfiction, notably my Sleepwalker and Spider-Woman series at the Avengers 2000 fanfiction site, which I first began writing in October 2006. As I wanted to expand my readership and get some more reviews, I'll be posting the stories here as well.

The setting is a rebooted version of the Marvel Universe, Earth-2706. It has no ties to any of Marvel's established continuity, being essentially a complete Ultimate-style reimagining of the Marvel Universe. The history is in some ways similar to that of the established Marvel Universe in its own timeline, with the Fantastic Four making their epic voyage into space in 1998, the Hulk appearing in 2001, and Spider-Man being bitten by the genetically altered spider in 2003, and the various other heroes and villains appearing at different points in this timeline. Everything is played perfectly straight-believe it or not, decades of social conditioning by comic books (in this case the DC titles, like Batman, Superman and the Justice League) have led people to believe that that's how those with superpowers should act. If it was broadcast in this world, people would condemn the TV drama Heroes as being completely unbelievable and ridiculous, as critics would be asking where the secret identities, spandex costumes, colorful codenames and rogues galleries are. All these things are part and parcel of reality in Earth-2706; some have proposed that people who gain or manifest superhuman abilities should be made to register and/or only use their abilities with government approval, but these have been repeatedly shouted down, as such actions are commonly viewed as encroachments on personal freedom and government coercion. :P

Sleepwalker begins in October 2006, after many of the prominent Marvel heroes have established themselves. The 30 or so issues that I've written so far, and will be uploading over the next few weeks, so far span three months, and the "official" timeline is set at just before New Years' in 2006, with the year 2007 about to begin.

Also, as per the advice of one of my reviewers, I've moved the series to the Marvel section of the Comics part of the site. The series is also featured on the K.I.C.K.A.S.S. community, which has very kindly begun hosting my work:


Okay, but why Sleepwalker, of all characters?

Spider-Man, Batman, and X-Men stories are a dime a dozen when it comes to fanfiction-I wanted to do something different. I personally think Bob Budiansky's original Sleepwalker comics are some of the most criminally underrated work Marvel has ever published, and deserve better than they've gotten from a lot of fans and critics alike. With a highly original concept and relative obscurity, I have a lot of freedom to make the characters my own and really put my own personal stamp on them. Truth be told, I'm not all that comfortable writing iconic characters like Captain America, Wolverine or Batman, because of their highly devoted fans-if I get something wrong, I'll never hear the end of it. With more obscure heroes and villains, the audience doesn't have as many expectations of them going in, and so I have more of a capacity to do my own thing...which is good, because some of the characters, especially the villains, are heavily reimagined.

And, like I said, I wanted to do something different. That's why, for example, in this version it was Aunt May who was shot and killed by the Burglar, and Uncle Ben is the one who survived. Similarly, the love of Peter Parker's life is Gwen Stacy, and not Mary Jane Watson. Not that I have anything against MJ, mind you, it's just that everybody pairs her with Peter Parker. I just wanted to break the mould a bit. Again, I'm not trying to tie into Marvel's official continuity or continue telling Marvel's stories-I'm telling my own.

Mary Jane fans have no reason to worry, however, as she's the titular heroine of Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change With the Light. She won't be getting together romantically with Peter Parker, but she does have an important part to play in the spider-mythos.

Along with that, Sleepwalker and Spider-Woman also each allow me to explore a number of personal themes that mean a lot to me personally, or are otherwise important to me. Of course, you don't need to pick up on these themes to enjoy the story-they're there if you look for them, but if you're just interested in the straight-up drama and action, you can have a good time too. Again, with obscure characters, I have more flexibility to work with them than I would if, say, I was using the Incredible Hulk. I can also take B- and C-list characters who I felt never got the respect they deserved, and give them their time in the spotlight. Sleepwalker never made it as an A-list character? Fine then, I'll make him an A-lister.

I'd also like to point out that all of the super-powered characters I use were created and published by Marvel, and the only original characters I create are non-powered supporting cast members.

Finally, I'd also like to state, for the record, that everyone from Spider-Man to Sleepwalker and everyone in between, and probably something like 90 percent of the characters I use, are the copyrights of Marvel Comics and Marvel Entertainment. I don't own them, and I'm not making any money from this. This is just my little version of the Marvel Universe, and no copyright infringement is intended.

Mary Jane is Spider-Woman, then?

Yes, she is. Set in the same continuity as Ultimate Sleepwalker, Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change With the Light tells the story of Mary Jane Watson, and her beginning to develop her own spider-like powers. Her reasons for donning a costume of her own and becoming a costumed heroine are entirely her own, and quite unlike those of Sleepwalker or Spider-Man. MJ's powers vary somewhat from Peter's, in the sense that she generates her own webbing the way Spider-Man does in the movies, and possesses a bioelectric "sting" akin to the venom blasts used by the Jessica Drew Spider-Woman in the original 1970s and 1980s comics. She doesn't have Peter's spider-senses, but she does have equal superhuman strength, speed and agility, along with a few other unique powers that will be revealed as time goes on.

Otherwise, Peter and Mary Jane don't really know one another, and Mary Jane will be blazing her own path, only loosely tied to that of Spider-Man's. With her own supporting cast, themes and rogue's gallery, Mary Jane's adventures will be quite distinct from Peter's. They do not know each other's secret identities, or anything else.

I know this has been done before, most notably by my esteemed colleague and friend the Master Planner, but I'm going in an entirely new direction. Many of the themes I address here are also my own.

So Peter and Mary Jane won't be getting together, then?

Nope, sorry. They may well develop a strong kinship, but it won't be a romantic one. Unlike the official versions of Gwen Stacy, this one won't be dying any time soon.

Anything else you want to say?

Yeah-if you like Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change With the Light, then be sure to check out Ultimate Sleepwalker: The New Dreams. This was the series that started it all, and what eventually led to my Spider-Woman series. Reviews and commentary for both series are more than welcome, and in fact are very much appreciated.

That, above all else, is what I want.

Reviews are welcome. Discussion is welcome. Feedback is welcome. I want and I crave all these things.

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And the Rest is Ancient History by The Gray Ghoul reviews
hello, boys and girls, I've, uh, officially hijacked this story. chapter 92 penthouse suite number 2, and chapter 93 the last guy. the story's over...now go watch the dark knight if you want more
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Angst/Crime - Chapters: 94 - Words: 199,669 - Reviews: 677 - Favs: 212 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 1/21/2015 - Published: 8/19/2008 - Joker - Complete
DBZ: A Warrior's Path by Kazuma Bushi reviews
The story of Gohan reaching his full warrior potential, not being a scholar but choosing to adhere to his Saiyan genes. Chichi being actively involved as a fighter and as a better mother. Humans who refuse to watch the action unfold from the sideline and ascend to new, previously unconvinced heights of power. (Discontinued and rewritten as Senshi No Pasu).
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 36 - Words: 230,315 - Reviews: 450 - Favs: 286 - Follows: 221 - Updated: 3/31/2014 - Published: 8/19/2009 - Goku, Gohan - Complete
Eldan's Mage by LadyAquanine73551 reviews
Dena always wanted to leave Nebraska, she just wasn't expecting a twister to do it for her, or to go to Eldan. Based on the classic 1939 film, this story presents the original characters in a way you've never seen before, with a 21st century twist.
Wizard of Oz - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 91,578 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 11/14/2012 - Published: 10/7/2009
SpiderWoman by Shade Penn reviews
Novelization of the first movie. Perenna Parker was just a normal geeky girl when she got bit by a mutated spider and her life changed forever as she was destined to become Spider-Woman! Contains slight Femslash.
Spider-Man - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 30,773 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 8/30/2011 - Published: 8/15/2011 - Peter P./Spider-Man, Mary Jane W. - Complete
Over the Rainbow by tohru-chan62442 reviews
When Doe is transported from Kansas to the magical land of Oz, she embarks on the adventure of her life. How will she get back home to her brother Kirk? And will she make new friends along the yellow brick road?
Wizard of Oz - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 45,631 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 8/2/2010 - Published: 11/25/2009 - Complete
Sing Us A Song, You're The Stilt Man! by Chris Myers reviews
Proof that the power of lip synced music, sung in crowded bars, can bring everyone together...
Spider-Man - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 18,090 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 26 - Published: 6/5/2009 - Doc Ock/Dr. Octopus, Shocker - Complete
The Darker Side of the Rainbow by dckveg reviews
This is a darker version of the classic tale. Dorothy is 17 and missunderstood. This contains her story, along with deleted scenes from the movie. Contains some verbal abuse and a VERY MILD sexual undertone. DorothyXHunkScarecrow ON HIATUS
Wizard of Oz - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 5,215 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 3/1/2009 - Published: 5/11/2007
Quirk of Fate, Part 5: The Master Planner Returns by The Master Planner reviews
Mary Jane Watson, the Amazing Spider-Woman, wakes up one day with no memory of her identity...and convinced she's a criminal in the employ of Carolyn Trainer, the deadly new Doctor Octopus! How did this happen, and will Spidey figure it out in time?
Spider-Man - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 23,739 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/19/2009 - Published: 7/14/2008 - Mary Jane W.
Spiderwoman by Dark Skin Empress reviews
This is my own version of the better half of Peter Parker.
Spider-Man - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,760 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/29/2008 - Published: 11/23/2008
No Good Deed by Alydia Rackham reviews
Wizard of Oz with a Wicked twist. During Dorothy's captivity in the castle, the Wicked Witch comes in to have a talk. And what Dorothy learns about her in those few minutes changes everything.
Wizard of Oz - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,738 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 213 - Follows: 28 - Published: 8/13/2008 - Complete
Coming of Age by Deep Metal reviews
What sort of life awaits Beavis and Butthead after graduation? Will they find the meaning of life? Will they be able to defeat a deadly enemy from the past who stands for all that does suck? Will they finally discover what it takes to be a man?
Beavis and Butt-Head - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 23 - Words: 79,952 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 6/17/2008 - Published: 3/6/2007 - Complete
Quirk of Fate, Part 4: The Master Planner's Menace by The Master Planner reviews
Mary Jane Watson, the Amazing Spider-Woman, must fight her way through the henchmen of the mysterious Master Planner to retrieve a rare medicine as the life of her aunt Anna hangs in the balance. Will she succeed in her desperate quest?
Spider-Man - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,814 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/30/2008 - Published: 5/3/2008 - Mary Jane W. - Complete
Quirk of Fate, Part 3: The Shadow Spider by The Master Planner reviews
In this stirring conclusion to the Quirk of Fate series, Mary Jane Watson, the Amazing SpiderWoman, confronts her greatest, most brutal enemy…herself! If her greatest archenemy doesn't do her in this time around, her own inner demons just might.
Spider-Man - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,395 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/15/2008 - Published: 1/16/2007 - Mary Jane W. - Complete
Quirk of Fate, Part 2: Night of the Goblin by The Master Planner reviews
When we last saw her, Mary Jane Watson, alias SpiderWoman, had hung up her webs after the death of her beloved. But when a new supervillain threatens New York and all she holds dear, she finds she cannot escape her duty and her destiny.
Spider-Man - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,479 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/9/2007 - Published: 11/11/2006 - Mary Jane W., Harry O. - Complete
Quirk of Fate, Part 1: The Octopus Strikes by The Master Planner reviews
Sometimes just a small quirk of fate can change the world in a big way. Watch what happens when Mary Jane Watson, instead of Peter Parker, is accidentally bitten by a radioactive spider.
Spider-Man - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,628 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 9/16/2006 - Published: 7/18/2006 - Mary Jane W., Peter P./Spider-Man - Complete
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The Silver Wolf: Behind The Mask
The Company of the Silver Wolf sets out on a new adventure, exploring the depths of the mysterious Glimmering Hall before they travel to the beautiful lands of Highfolk. They learn that Highfolk is threatened by a massive hobgoblin invasion, but even that may not be the greatest danger the elven land faces...
Dungeons and Dragons - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 9 - Words: 17,223 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2h - Published: 10/15
The Silver Wolf: The Honor Of The Crown
The Company Of The Silver Wolf's quest appears to be over, as they return the Crown of Arumdina to the kingdom of Flinthold. They find that it's just beginning, as the kingdom is bitterly divided and a much more dangerous threat waits for its moment to strike...
Dungeons and Dragons - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 41,144 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/1 - Published: 3/17 - Complete
Ultimate SpiderWoman: Change With the Light reviews
As Mary Jane Watson, Empire State University Drama major, finds herself developing strange superhuman powers, she is faced with her own inner demons. As she copes with the stresses and difficulties of her home life, a strange idea comes into her mind...
Spider-Man - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 112 - Words: 658,919 - Reviews: 280 - Favs: 288 - Follows: 245 - Updated: 7/23 - Published: 11/14/2008 - Complete
The Silver Wolf: For Crown Or Country reviews
Seeking the Crown of Arumdina, the Company of the Silver Wolf travels to the Great Kingdom of Aerdy's South Province. They find not only the Crown, but a deadly plot that threatens to engulf the southeastern Flanaess in the fires of war...
Dungeons and Dragons - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 51,488 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/16/2020 - Published: 3/16/2019 - Complete
The Silver Wolf: Ghosts Of The Past reviews
When the Company of the Silver Wolf replies to a plea for help against a pack of marauding trolls, the battle leads them to confront a decades-old betrayal, unforgiven trauma and a wicked plot that threatens the fate of a gnomish homeland...
Dungeons and Dragons - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 19 - Words: 55,603 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/27/2018 - Published: 1/28/2018 - Complete
The Silver Wolf: A Light In The Dark reviews
An account of the seven companions who would one day be known as the Company of the Silver Wolf, and their first adventure together...
Dungeons and Dragons - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 16 - Words: 43,234 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/16/2017 - Published: 8/5/2017 - Complete
Ultimate Sleepwalker: The New Dreams reviews
Banished from his otherworldly home, the mysterious alien known as Sleepwalker finds himself trapped in the mind of university student Rick Sheridan. Manifesting on Earth, the Sleepwalker searches for a way home as he fights the horrors of our world...
Marvel - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 115 - Words: 663,325 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 149 - Follows: 114 - Updated: 12/28/2016 - Published: 10/31/2008 - Complete
Twenty-Two Short Stories About Port Blacksand reviews
A collection of twenty-two vignettes set in Port Blacksand, the City Of Thieves in Titan, the Fighting Fantasy world...
Misc. Games - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 23 - Words: 22,279 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/26/2013
The Wizard of Inazuka reviews
Viewed as a pariah by most of her classmates, Yokorisa Mirasha nonetheless is still friends with a few select people who accept her as she is. But after a fight with them, she feels isolated and alone, even more so when the storm hits her school...
Wizard of Oz - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 18,307 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/23/2010 - Published: 6/27/2009