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Joined 12-13-08, id: 1769513, Profile Updated: 03-03-14
Author has written 37 stories for Gen13, Firefly, Gunslinger Girl, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Burn Notice.

Hello and welcome. This profile has more to do with the writing than the writer; it only includes whatever personal stuff I think is necessary to understand why I write what I do the way I do. The stories are what's important.

I tend toward obscure fandoms. Don't be put off by this. I like sharing 'doms that grab my interest, and that means that the first fic in any fandom will be an intro of sorts, so someone new to the 'dom can approach it through my fics and settle comfortably into it. Also, if I've written more than one fic for it, you'll find an intro for the 'dom on this page.

I like stories about people. I write for Firefly and Gen 13 because they take a new approach to a long-established genre and make them fresh. In the case of Gen 13, it’s the teen superhero team; in Firefly, the space Western (yes, there really are a lot of them). Usually these genres are completely action-driven and treat their characters like cardboard cutouts moved around by the plot: you could switch the characters’ lines around and no one would notice. Firefly and Gen 13 create an ensemble of interesting, complex characters and place them in a mixture of dramatic and everyday situations.

If you've read any of my stuff yet, you might think I rate them conservatively. This is a result of my age (Sputnik went into space on my 2nd birthday) and upbringing. The first time I said 'damn' in a conversation with my father, he slapped me, only the second time he'd ever struck me. I was nineteen. I don't doubt there are thirteen-year-olds on this site who think even my M-rated stories are kid stuff. So be it. Jack Lynch's wards aren't the only kids growing up too fast these days.

I don't abandon stories. But some of them sit for a loooong time between updates. I think the primary difference between the professional writers and amateurs like us isn't talent - there are plenty of writers on this site as good as any living published authors I've read - but their abilitiy to turn out quality work to a deadline. I prefer to complete a first draft of lengthy stories before I publish, rather than string them out chapter by chapter, but I haven't had much luck with that in recent years. Also, I'm always working on several stories at a time, some of them so far ahead of the current posted timeline that I know they won't see post for months or years. Both habits sometimes make for a bit of a wait between stories. I try to keep my 'in-progress' stories to a minimum, and try to complete one fic before I start anything new (but you know what they say about plans, and good intentions).

I write mostly for myself, but I enjoy sharing. For some reason, my visitors hesitate to review my work (fewer than one percent). I don't bite. If you did more than a drive-by, and you liked it, drop a line, no matter how brief. If you have a problem with it, drop two. I enjoy praise as much as anyone, but I learn more from people who disagree with me. A simple suggestion from Vettac about pronoun usage caused me to edit half my published stories, and I think they're better for it. An unsparing critique by Nadrek pushed me into a thousand-word rewrite of the first chapter of 'Game's Afoot,' which provided a more realistic scene and left me much more satisfied with the characterizations of Frank Colby and Gerry Ruche. And TOW Gunner's knocking-about of my first draft of Dan Grissom's last patrol in Iraq in 'Adult Education' gave me the courage to continue it - in a rather different direction.

12/21/08: First post. Merry Christmas.

6/2/2009: First 'Firefly' fic.

6/10/2009: Only been posting for six months; just passed the half-million-word mark. Writing is addictive.

12/1/2009: First post on Fictionpress.com

12/13/2009: One year on site, 640,000 words. Pacing myself a little.

12/15/2010: two years on site, 790,000 words. Cruise control is engaged, I think.

9/29/2011: First Gunslinger Girl fic.

10/20/2012: One million words on FFnet. I think the millionth word was 'the'.


GEN 13

The Gen fandom is the smallest of my 'doms (I think half the fics in it are mine), but it represents about seventy percent of my posted work, and, I believe, some of my best stuff. It's an easy fandom for a new reader to get into. I wrote these stories assuming everyone is new to it, and anyone taking an interest can get into the story and characters solely from my fics. Note to all the 'Firefly' fans who enjoyed 'Man of Honor', 'Man of Action', etc.: if you read Firefly fic for the reasons I mentioned, give the Gen13 stories a look. Read 'Foxhunt,' or 'Class Reunion,' or 'Bobby's Girl,' or 'A Normal Life,' or 'Lab Ratz' (Chapter 2 of 'Anna the Caterpillar', a sort of story-within-a-story), and I bet you'll want to get to know these people better. For Gunslinger Girl fans, especially those who appreciate the sort of OC-fratello stories featured on the Cyborg Central website, give 'Pretty Poison' a try. Here's a short list of the principal characters:

Caitlin: every nerd’s fantasy girl. Redheaded, green-eyed lingerie model on the outside; shy computer geek with astronomical IQ on the inside. Her inner monologue is… complicated. Also, she can juggle bulldozers. Not that she ever would; people would stare.

"I don't want to be a part of this. But I don't want to become a prison whore, or be driven insane, either." - The Hammer Falls
"Girls say, 'I'd love to have your problems.' Well, give it a try, sister. Walk a mile in my size elevens." - Girl Talk

Roxanne: youngest and smallest of the teens, with the biggest chip on her shoulder; something of an exhibitionist, she often dresses in revealing or punky styles just for the reaction. And yet, sometimes she seems so level-headed and wise beyond her years, you wonder if there’s a very different girl under the façade. Rox can play games with gravity, and her power gets difficult to control when she’s angry.

"Love paints people better than they are. That says as much about you as them." - Geographical Solution
"If you love something, set it free. And if it comes back with a hickey on its neck, crush its testicles." - Normal Life

Sarah: think Pocahontas in the Disney cartoon. Half Apache Indian, Sarah’s into her family, her native heritage, worldwide social reform, and other girls. She has a strange kinship with the forces of nature, and her favorite trick is zapping people with miniature lightning bolts. But she has other talents, oh my yes.

"Following my heart leads me facefirst into a brick wall." - Dear Anna: Advice to the Lovelorn
"I don't have the words. There aren't any in English. I'm sure the People did once, but I never learned them." - The Hammer Falls

Anna: the group’s pixyish and awesomely capable little housekeeper and den mother, devoted to her boss and the kids in her care. ‘More than meets the eye’ is a phrase that was coined just for her. Starting with the fact that, strictly speaking, she’s not human…

"In my very limited experience, when they talk about sex, people often say one thing and mean another." - Anna the Caterpillar
"You can't tear a bright and happy child from her family, stick her in a cell, tell her she's not human, and teach her to kill without expecting a few behavioral problems." - Probabilities

JohnJackLynch: the scarred mystery man who rescued the kids from government ‘custody’, and now hides and protects them. He has issues, and nobody who gets in his way does it twice. But he’s devoted to the kids in his own way, for his own reasons, and he’ll never let them down. Witnessing his special talent in use has been known to produce nightmares.

"I don't like killing people who buy me lunch." - Edge of Sanity
"The people I deal with know I mean what I say and I keep my word, and sometimes that buys me things that money can’t." - Foxhunt

Bobby Lynch: Jack’s son, a young man with a troubled past; all things considered, it’s scary how normal he seems. Estranged from his father Jack for most of his life (they were separated when he was a newborn, and he thought he was an orphan) Bobby has unresolved relationship issues with his dad and with Sarah, who he’s been crushing on since first meeting. His magic trick is pyrokinesis, which earns him nicknames like ‘Burnout’ and ‘Hot Stuff.’

"We always have choices. But sometimes every one of them sucks." - Geographical Solution
"A ten-year-old with a Glock can smoke somebody with a twitch of his finger. What we can do doesn’t make us gods." - Normal Life

Eddie Chang: if still waters run deep, this guy must be the Marianas Trench. Nothing gets to him but the sight of Caitlin in a swimsuit. A true horn dawg, he’s constantly dodging Rox, his sort-of girlfriend, in his half-playful, half-serious pursuit of strange. The joker of the group, he sometimes lets his clown mask slip to reveal a keen intelligence. He has the ability to assimilate and transmute things he touches, which makes him a riot at parties.

"I’ve seen what it takes to keep an open-ended promise. It took more patience and understanding and care than I’ll ever have." - The Hammer Falls
"Home isn't something you move into. It's something you bring with you." - Ibid.

The Gen13 stories are written in the form of a serial. They are, in chronological order:

Unacceptable Losses
Anna the Caterpillar
A Normal Life (In-progress)
Foxhunt
Stand and Deliver
Girlz Night Out
Geographical Solution
Measured Response
Girl Talk
If It Looks Like a Duck
Clear the Air
Dear Anna: Advice to the Lovelorn
Bobby's Girl
Skeletons in the Closet
The Game's Afoot (This one can actually be read any time between Measured Response and Showdown)
Showdown
The Hammer Falls
Family
The Edge of Sanity
Charity
Class Reunion
Childhood
Adult Education
When Blind Men Meet the Elephant (in progress)
Pretty Poison (A Burn Notice/ Gen 13 crossover)
Probabilities (A Sarah Connor/Gen 13 crossover)

Reading them in order isn't strictly necessary, but knowing the story order may tell you where to look for answers to continuity questions. I've been adding stuff regularly, as you can see by my publish and update dates.

Upcoming stories:

Seduction: Frank Colby only thought he had bad luck with women, until Nicole Callahan came calling.

Race Relations: Anna's sisters, the 'Angels of Death', are preparing for a war of extinction with humanity. Can she negotiate a settlement before events get out of hand?

Hitters Never Prosper: IO contracts a hit with the infamous Angels of Death. Things don't turn out as planned, oh no precious.

Reunions: Sarah takes Bobby to the reservation to meet her folks, and he learns some things about prejudice.

Modus Operandi: A collaboration with Stormbringer951. International Operations was a very different outfit in the Seventies, before the Genesis Project, but the seeds of what it would become were already planted.

A Walk in the Woods: A Twilight/ Gen 13 crossover story. Don't be scared, I know what I'm doing. Jacob's pack, hunting a rogue vampire not far from La Push, comes across four travelers who smell like trouble.


FIREFLY

Everybody knows Joss Whedon's wondrous, stillborn space Western, right? I write 'Season Two' Firefly fics, meaning that I write episodic fics that pick up where the TV series left off -I'll borrow stuff from BDM and the comic books, but they're not Scripture. Within those strictures, I'm a canon Nazi. But that means that, in my version of the 'Verse, Wash and Book are alive and aboard, Mal has a sense of humor, River is a disturbed genius with psychic abilities and not a ninja assassin, and Reavers are Hannibal Lecter-class psychopaths, not crazed spear-chucking zombies.

I've recently been asked to order the Firefly stories as well. This is a bit more difficult, since some of them intertwine chronologically, but I would suggest this as a reading order:

A Man of Honor
A Man of Action
A Man of Principle
Campfire Stories

'I Got Yer AU Right Here' is a sort of dumpster for AU Firefly story ideas, some squee, some squick, that might be of interest.

Upcoming stories:

A Man of Conscience: What is Shepherd Book doing on Serenity, anyway?

Children of Darkness: Reaver-centric. Approach with caution; therapy is expensive.

In for a Penny: An 'Oxbow Incident' sort of story, set on Kaylee's homeworld... with Jayne Cobb the voice of reason on the posse. Oh, my head...


GUNSLINGER GIRL

This manga/anime doesn't have much traffic on this site, although it has a big following elsewhere, and a couple of excellent fansites. It's not for everyone. Gunslinger Girl is a dark fairy tale without a happy ending in sight. It's a story whose principal characters are a group of young girls with horrifying backstories, shortened lives, and tragic futures, trying to reclaim their stolen humanity before the lights go out. Their world is embroiled in an endless war with no victors, few survivors, and a great many victims; the deeper you get into it, the more blurred the distinction between the 'good guys' and the 'bad guys' becomes. The action is intense but sparse; the meat of the story is the interactions among the girls, and between them and their 'handlers,' adult men in whose keeping each of them is placed. The girls' outlook on life, shaped by their 'conditioning' and their stunted social environment, is a mixture of sensitivity and callousness, naivete and worldliness. One scene early in the first season anime comes to mind: Rico and Henrietta sitting in their dorm room between missions, hesitantly discussing boys while Rico cleans her gun and Henrietta sews a bullet hole in her shirt.

Fans will doubtless see I've taken liberties with the dubbed dialogue in my expansion/rewrite of the Elsa cycle. In my defense, I would simply say that, since nobody (except for the few Japanese speakers among us) really knows what the characters said, and since it's hard just to get two translations that agree (try watching an episode with English dub AND subtitles; you'll be holding your head before it's half over), I felt entitled to make a few changes in order to smooth the conversations out and make them more credible.

Present stories:

The Last Days of Lauro de Sica
Porcupine Love
Made for You
Partnership
In Somniis Verum (in progress)

Upcoming stories:

Falling out of Darkness:The life and times of Kristal and Verotrois, OC cyborg twins, and their handler.

The More Things Change: A chance meeting between Marco and Caterina, two old friends who've drifted farther apart than they could ever guess. (incorporated into 'Hunters in the Dolomites' by Professor Voodoo)


TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES

This one-and-a-half season TV series (cancelled way too early, like Firefly) is a wondrously complex story of desperate people trying to hang on to their sanity, and each other, in the midst of an unending barrage of moral choices that sometimes pit them against one another. For the six people who've never seen any of the movies, it's a pre-apocalyptic (yes, pre-) tale of a young mother whose teenaged son is destined to become General John Connor, supreme leader in a future war of extinction between men and intelligent machines. Both future armies possess a very limited means of time travel, and use it to send agents into the past to secure victory in the future. Years before the events of the series, Sarah learns of her and her unborn son's destiny when a Terminator, an assassin machine from the future designed to look like a human being, is sent to kill her, and the humans send an agent of their own to protect her. In the first of innumerable manipulations of cause-and-effect, Sarah's protector, Kyle Reese, becomes Sarah's lover and sires the child who will grow to be John Connor, the man who rescues young Kyle from an extermination camp run by the machines.

The story abounds with moral compromises forced on our heroes by the shifting landscape of the future. Kill an innocent man to keep him from designing a computer program that may develop into Skynet, the commander of the machine forces? A no-brainer for someone like Derek Reese, a time-travelling Resistance fighter who's lived in the future and seen Skynet's handiwork firsthand - but a choice not so clear for Sarah, who's been dating the guy. A Terminator rescues John from death at the hands of another, and claims to have been sent to protect him. But she's an adept liar, and it seems clear she has another agenda besides protecting John. Trust her? Or destroy her? Opinions vary, even inside the mind of John Connor.

Present stories:

Probabilities (a Gen 13/ Sarah Connor Chronicles crossover)
Effective (in-progress)

Upcoming stories:

Program of Deception: Cameron doesn't sleep, and her coming home in the morning all scratched up should be the least of Sarah's worries.

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Forbidden Fruit by Anonymous Grunt reviews
Hormones and realizations await Harry during a kinder, gentler World Cup match. AU, and rated "M" for a reason.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,176 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 28 - Published: 5/16/2013 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
36 by stupidpenname reviews
One-on-one scenes between each and every crew member of Serenity. If I get through all of them there will be thirty six in total. Can it be done? Mainly General and Fluff. Chapter Eight: Mal and River.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 9,565 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 12/18/2011 - Published: 9/16/2008
There is No Reconciliation by Stormbringer951 reviews
Post-Born to Run. John and Cameron are trapped in an unfamiliar future. In the present, the modern-day Resistance and Kaliba prepare to mobilize as Connor and Skynet's respective plans draw closer to fruition. John/Cameron.
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 7 - Words: 32,735 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 7/18/2011 - Published: 9/8/2010 - John C., Cameron
Spartan's Quest by badkarma00 reviews
Finis
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 95,106 - Reviews: 229 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 9/1/2010 - Published: 4/27/2008 - Jayne, River - Complete
Decompression by Mary Kroll reviews
Book has his meditation, Zoe and Wash have each other, Jayne has his liquor and loose women. What does Mal do to decompress? He used to have a way.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 964 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/23/2010 - Mal - Complete
Catalyst by LygiaLee reviews
Can you really have a girls' night with a bunch of guys in your ear? Stephanie's about to find out. Babe fic, chapter 12 is hard on Morelli, but I promise he's a good guy in the end! I changed the rating just in case...
Janet Evanovich - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 31,733 - Reviews: 176 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 135 - Updated: 5/21/2010 - Published: 2/26/2009 - Stephanie P., Ranger M. - Complete
Black on Black A love story by Rock Scorpion reviews
PLEASE NOTE: the reviews contain spoilers.
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,397 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Published: 5/20/2010 - Wash, Zoe W. - Complete
Dagger of the Mind by Ella Greggs reviews
Pre-series. A vengeful enemy from the war forces Mal and Zoe to revisit an unpleasant past. Zoe must confront choices she made as a soldier, and Wash will have to step far outside his comfort zone if he hopes to save her. Consider it AU, if you prefer.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 26,400 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 4/10/2010 - Published: 2/7/2010 - Wash, Zoe W. - Complete
Contradictions by ProfessorSpork reviews
A tangential study of names. "Everyone on Serenity is mislabeled, and it irritates River endlessly--like an itch she can’t quite scratch or a stray thread tickling at her skin." Crazy River ramblings in drabble form. post-series, pre-BDM.
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,764 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 31 - Published: 1/7/2010 - River - Complete
Rule of Flying by Built on the Horizon reviews
There’s something not quite right about Mal Reynolds and his crew. It’s chilling the way the flight controls are covered in dust.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,890 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/1/2009 - River, Mal
Blue Light Special by live2tivo reviews
River is the girl, and the girl is special--River's musings from her time at the Academy to post-BDM. Spoilers for series and BDM.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,131 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/8/2009 - River - Complete
The Dark Night by John Milton reviews
If the Devil went to confession...long and good enough to be worth reading, short and bad enough to be worth reviewing.
Bible - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,906 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/25/2009 - Complete
Above and Beyond by Leven Kemal reviews
Set pre-series. Wash attempts to get a crashed shuttle flying again under less than ideal circumstances. That he's nowhere near the shuttle is only the beginning of his problems. --Wash, Zoe, and Mal. A possible scenario for the origins of 'wife soup.'--
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,769 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/1/2009 - Wash, Zoe W. - Complete
The Execution of Jayne Cobb by Mary Kroll reviews
Luck finally runs out for Serenity's mercenary as he's sentenced to hang for murder. Will the crew save him in time? Do they want to?
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 31,635 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 5/30/2009 - Published: 11/4/2008 - Complete
How Dereck Came to Hate Cameron by SophiaTab reviews
Pretty much what the title says. Because there has to be more than a simple reason, Derek tore up watching her dance. This is the back story I want them to have. The first chapter is tame, but it's rated M for later chapters. Please, Read & Review!
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 34,222 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 3/7/2009 - Published: 5/29/2008 - Cameron, Derek R. - Complete
Perfection by Peptuck reviews
By her death, he knew her. Future John POV. Spoilers, "Allison From Palmdale."
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,240 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 13 - Published: 10/1/2008 - John C., Allison Y. - Complete
Blast It All, Holmes! by Kadigan reviews
Watson wears many hats, but even he draws the line somewhere. Contribution to the "I'm a doctor, not a..." meme. Rating for swearing. 7 - The doctor's had a very long day. 8 - String-instrument posture is hard on the unacclimated physique.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 3,556 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/17/2008 - Published: 5/21/2008 - Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes
Ink by Peptuck reviews
She doesn't sleep, but that doesn't mean she is always moving. In the dead of night, a machine questions herself in the only way she knows how. One-shot.
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,241 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 11 - Published: 2/19/2008 - Complete
High Score: 1917 by Laszlo Korossy reviews
A Marxist critique of Tetris.
Tetris - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 402 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 25 - Published: 2/15/2008 - Complete
A Dictionary of Misunderstood Words by Lirazel reviews
Companion. The Alliance. The Black. Scars. The words mean completely different things to each of them. MalInara oneshot
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,042 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/18/2006 - Mal, Inara - Complete
Two Gorram Days by Dyce reviews
PostObjects in Space, preSerenity. Jayne is left all alone with a bad leg and a crazy girl for two days. It doesn't go as badly as it could. First in the Horseshoe Nail series.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,353 - Reviews: 187 - Favs: 759 - Follows: 52 - Published: 12/4/2006 - Jayne, River - Complete
Picture of Health by Jedi Buttercup reviews
Some days it ain't so bad, this business of talking to things as don't keep their brains where he can see them.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,143 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 13 - Published: 11/9/2006 - Mal - Complete
Never a Normal Relationship… by Lady Cleo reviews
While setting down on Jayne’s home world things go from messed up to screwed up for Jayne, River, and the crew of Serenity.
Firefly - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 44,947 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 302 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 6/9/2005 - Published: 4/30/2005 - Jayne, River - Complete
Measured Out in Coffee Spoons by David Hines reviews
An Arkham patient finds that getting better poses its own set of problems.
Batman - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,616 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/28/2004
A Quiet Game by runaway scrape reviews
Wash and Simon settle down to a game of chess, but like everything in Serenity, it's not quite what either expected.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,689 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/25/2004 - Wash, Simon - Complete
Flying Lessons by VR Trakowski reviews
Serenity loses gravity temporarily
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,467 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/6/2003 - Kaylee, Simon - Complete
Faith for the Fearful by Northlight reviews
Lord, Lord please, help this foolish old man. Book fic.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 610 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Published: 12/28/2002 - Book - Complete
That's Why They Call It the Blues by the Divine Nataku reviews
*COMPLETE* Spike has returned, seeking the help of the Bebop crew on a mysterious bounty. What does this bounty have in common w/ the crew and is Spike really alive? FxS
Cowboy Bebop - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 66,590 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/23/2002 - Published: 7/17/2002 - Complete
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Effective reviews
John Connor is Cameron's reason for living. But he wasn't her first. NOT Jameron.
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 52,006 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 13h ago - Published: 12/15/2012 - Cameron, Martin B.
In Somniis Verum reviews
Cover by Taerkitty, pic by Surica. It's an open secret that the cyborgs dream, sometimes vividly. It's a closer secret that the handlers do too.
Gunslinger Girl - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,407 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/6 - Published: 11/25/2013 - Jean, Marco, Rico, Triela
24 When Blind Men Meet the Elephant reviews
In search of her lost memories, Anna tracks down the men who experimented on her in IO's labs , and gets some surprises.
Gen13 - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,182 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/8/2013 - Published: 10/28/2013 - Anna, OC
Partnership reviews
For some fratelli, conditioning is only the start of the bonding process, and trust born of shared danger transcends programmed-in loyalty. A short fic starring Alfisti's Jethro and Monty.
Gunslinger Girl - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,448 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 11/10/2013 - Complete
Made for You reviews
He chose her. But she also chose him.
Gunslinger Girl - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,685 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Published: 7/8/2013 - Jean, Rico - Complete
03 A Normal Life reviews
It's not easy being the new kid in school, especially when you're different. It's worse when a you're a Gen, a runaway genetic experiment trying to keep a low profile, and you can baton twirl a school bus. Way worse, there's that other thing Gens do...
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 20 - Words: 118,794 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/15/2012 - Published: 1/7/2009
23 Adult Education reviews
Kat learns how rocky the road to love can be, especially for a Gen dating a Keeper on her pickup team.
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 16 - Words: 121,741 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/30/2012 - Published: 7/1/2009 - [Caitlin, OC] - Complete
Porcupine Love reviews
It's so terribly confusing when you meet someone and you don't know what you want to do most - kill them or...
Gunslinger Girl - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,909 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/23/2012 - [Triela, Pinocchio] - Complete
20 Charity
Everyone close to Sarah knows she has a warm and generous side that she rarely shows the world. But sometimes, when the cause is just and the need is great, she's capable of giving more than anyone would ever expect.
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,173 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/20/2012 - Sarah, Roxy, OC - Complete
A Man of Principle reviews
You know how sometimes you look at something familiar, but from a different angle, and you realize you don't know it at all? Badger is like that.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 67,741 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 4/29/2012 - Published: 12/25/2009 - Badger - Complete
Probabilities reviews
The Connor clan runs into a pair of strangers who shake everything they thought they knew about the War Against the Machines.
Crossover - Gen13 & Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 24,550 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/23/2011 - Published: 12/15/2011 - Complete
The Last Days of Lauro de Sica reviews
Everyone knows how the story ends. But there's so much more to know.
Gunslinger Girl - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 54,485 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/23/2011 - Published: 9/29/2011 - Elsa, Lauro - Complete
Pretty Poison reviews
Michael takes on a missing-persons job for for a client who's more than he appears. Then again, so are the people he's looking for.
Crossover - Gen13 & Burn Notice - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 47,864 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/18/2011 - Published: 4/11/2010 - Complete
Campfire Story reviews
There's something about staring into a fire in the dark that makes folks want to tell secrets.
Firefly - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 27,879 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/29/2010 - Published: 11/14/2009 - Complete
I Got Yer AU Right Here reviews
A collection of what-if Firefly story snippets inspired by Fallshirmjager, who has since changed his name... Coincidence? I think not.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,627 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 12/15/2010 - Published: 9/14/2009
A Man of Action reviews
A continuation of 'Man of Honor'. Even the solidest assumptions can slide out from under your boots when you travel with the crew of Serenity. River's not the only Tam who's full of surprises...
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 44,740 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 10/25/2009 - Published: 8/25/2009 - Simon, River - Complete
22 Childhood reviews
Anna explores her past with one of her former captors, and Kat finally meets a normal guy - yeah, right.
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 45,298 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/21/2009 - Published: 6/16/2009 - Anna, Caitlin, OC - Complete
19 The Edge of Sanity reviews
Anna's humanity, and Jack's, are sorely tested when a gang of brutal kidnappers sets its eye on the Lynch 'family.'
Gen13 - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 76,004 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 6/9/2009 - Published: 5/28/2009 - Anna, OC - Complete
A Man of Honor reviews
First in the series. Simon has found a cure for River's condition... or is she just a new kind of crazy? River/Jayne, sort of. Well, not really. Maybe so.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,706 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 23 - Published: 6/2/2009 - Jayne, River - Complete
17 The Hammer Falls reviews
The Gens take the fight to IO. Serious butt-kicking ensues.
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 46,817 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 5/22/2009 - Published: 5/19/2009 - Complete
16 Showdown reviews
Colby and Anna meet, and sparks fly. Also a few bullets.
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 14,196 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/13/2009 - Complete
01 Unacceptable Losses reviews
Jack and Anna nearly met years before, at an event that changed both their lives. A series prologue of sorts to give you some idea what you're getting into.
Gen13 - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,588 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/22/2009 - Lynch - Complete
15 The Game's Afoot reviews
Wheels turn within wheels as IO prepares to go to war, and Colby's divided loyalties make him question his purpose.
Gen13 - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,342 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 4/18/2009 - Published: 4/13/2009 - Complete
08 Measured Response reviews
IO, stung by the girls' escape from the mall, decides to take off the kid gloves. Colby is forced to play a double game with his old friend Lynch and his ruthless employer, Ivana Baiul.
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,446 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 3/29/2009 - Published: 1/26/2009 - Colby, Ivana - Complete
21 Class Reunion reviews
Kat visits her old school, and has a run-in with some old adversaries: campus royalty.
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,894 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/17/2009 - Caitlin, Bobby, OC - Complete
18 Family reviews
Anna is not unique, but her 'sisters' aren't nearly so cuddly. One of them comes to bring her home. You can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family ... except when you can.
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Family/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,670 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/11/2009 - Anna, Eddie, OC - Complete
14 Skeletons in the Closet reviews
Anna keeps many secrets, but none are as awful as the ones she keeps from herself.
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,107 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/6/2009 - Anna, OC - Complete
13 Bobby's Girl reviews
Bobby and Sarah's long-standing love-hate relationship finally unravels.
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,860 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/3/2009 - [Sarah, Bobby] Anna, Lynch - Complete
12 Dear Anna: Advice to the Lovelorn reviews
Sarah picks up some advice from Anna about dating and romance. Come again?
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,397 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/3/2009 - Anna, Sarah - Complete
11 Clear the Air reviews
Anna and Sarah finally have it out. Nuff said.
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,086 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/1/2009 - Anna, Sarah - Complete
10 If It Looks Like a Duck reviews
Anna and Sarah show their best and worst sides to the people they love.
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,953 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/29/2009 - [Anna, Lynch] [Sarah, Bobby] - Complete
09 Girl Talk reviews
Kat and Anna let their hair down on a road trip. But the conversation isn't about makeup or the new Ethan Stills movie.
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,971 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/28/2009 - Anna, Caitlin - Complete
07 Geographical Solution reviews
The Lynch 'family' moves to a new hideout, half of them with only the clothes on their backs. But they still manage to bring plenty of baggage with them.
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,108 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/24/2009 - Complete
06 Girlz Night Out reviews
Anna takes the girls out to the mall to shop til they drop, and break the news about her new boyfriend. But it all hits the fan when they're spotted by a troop of IO agents, and their lives will never be the same.
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 29,208 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 1/22/2009 - Published: 1/17/2009 - Complete
04 Foxhunt reviews
Caitlin and Mr. Lynch's 'milk run' to Italy goes horribly wrong, ending with Kat alone and on the run. A rogue IO agent offers Kat a way out... but is his asking price more than she can afford?
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 3 - Words: 46,654 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 1/18/2009 - Published: 1/6/2009 - Caitlin, Lynch - Complete
05 Stand and Deliver reviews
Anna wants to take her friendship with Jack to the next level. How does poor Jack explain the facts of life to a humanoid robot programmed to mimic human behavior? Especially one who won't take 'no' for an answer?
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,856 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 1/16/2009 - Published: 1/14/2009 - [Anna, Lynch] - Complete
02 Anna the Caterpillar reviews
A very AU series, narrated mostly through the point of view of Anna, the group's android housekeeper, as she acquires a family and discovers her own humanity.
Gen13 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 3 - Words: 95,751 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/5/2009 - Published: 12/21/2008 - Anna, Lynch - Complete
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