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Author has written 30 stories for Danny Phantom, Toy Story, Avatar: Last Airbender, Gravity Falls, Star Wars, and StarTrek: Other.

I prefer the setup on Archive of Our Own and consider it to be my main home for fan fiction. As a result, I post on AO3 first, and on FF.Net second. (The delay between varies, and there are some fics that I've chosen to post exclusively on AO3.)

AO3 account: archiveofourown.org/users/Tell_Me_Tales/works


A gentle reminder to all readers: fan works are born of inspiration and love for the source material, but it is the community that helps them thrive. A thoughtful comment is often times the only form of payment an author receives for all of the effort that goes into crafting their fanfic, and also the only incentive they have to keep producing new chapters for it. After all, why go through the hassle of drafting, writing, editing, proofreading, uploading, formatting, and finally posting, if no one else cares about the story they're pouring all their work into? It is much easier to simply let those characters and adventures live on in the imagination rather than to toil away bringing them into a more tangible, shareable media for others to enjoy. All of us are busy with our own lives, and sometimes we don't have an easy time finding the words to express ourselves, but it isn't necessarily the story that dies when no one takes the time to let an author know that their work is appreciated, merely our access to it. Just something to think about.


Gravity Falls: Dimension 297 *WARNING: Contains headcanons.*
The entire series on AO3: archiveofourown.org/series/457846

  • 1952 - Two
  • 1958 - Math is Money
  • 1968 - A Girl Named Carla
  • 1969 - Stan's Guide to Locker Room Politics
  • 1970 - Rue What You Ruin
  • 1970 - Broken Pieces
  • 1978 - Hippies on the Highway
  • 1978 - Life Unplanned
  • 1979 - Two AM in Oregon
  • 1979 - The Snow Sprite Incident (1 Chapter Teaser, Full Story on AO3)
  • 1981 - A Delicate Balance (Only on AO3) Bill finds a new way to torment Stanford. TRUST NO ONE!
  • 1982 - Between of Dimensions
  • 2012 - Mister Mystery
  • 1970 - Off Script

  • Gravity Falls: Travels and Journals *A collection of AUs connected to D-297 via dimension-hopping Ford.*
    The entire series on AO3: archiveofourown.org/series/543127

  • D-001: Between of Dimensions
  • D-010: Just Stan
  • D-023: Guardian (8 Chapter Teaser, Full Story on AO3)
  • D-052: Something Like Home
  • D-123: Sci-Fi Sideburns (1 Chapter Teaser, Full Story on AO3)
  • D-278: STAN WARS (2 Chapter Teaser, Full Story on AO3)
  • D-292: Of Balance, Legacies, and Spirits
  • D-297B: Off Script

  • Gravity Falls: Deals and Promises *Same Coin Theory*
    The entire series on AO3: archiveofourown.org/series/907191

  • Where We Go, We Go Together
  • Dreaming and Musing

  • Abandoned Fic Fragments (Only Available on AO3)
    The entire series on AO3: archiveofourown.org/series/529918

    Gravity Falls

  • Call Me Fil (archiveofourown.org/works/7768870)
    Dipper entrusts Ford with a Time-Measure at the end of summer, but it's Stan who knows where (and when) his brother is going and has gone.
  • Dangers, Demons, and More Disney (archiveofourown.org/works/9164794)
    An ill-advised stab at a Disney Princess Movie ripoff. What was I thinking?
  • Lost in Constellation (archiveofourown.org/works/12954087)
    During Weirdmageddon, Bill shakes a much smaller hand than Stanley's.
  • Nineteen-Seventy-Something (archiveofourown.org/works/7762411)
    Time Stuck AU, but with Mabel and Mr. Mystery in NJ. Stan is in no way prepared to deal with this.
  • Harry Potter

  • A Magician's Secrets (archiveofourown.org/works/7783492)
    The Wizarding World is rocked when, at the age of seven, the Boy-Who-Lived becomes the Child-That-Vanished.
  • Mirrored and Crossed (archiveofourown.org/works/7786264)
    The Lily Evans of another world finds herself in the canon story. Severus deals with this in about as healthy a manner as you'd expect.
  • Serpent's Tongue (archiveofourown.org/works/7787494)
    A tiny, de-aged Salazar Slytherin lands in modern day Hogwarts.

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    Broken Pieces
    If he tells himself that it's all Stanley's fault, maybe he can ignore the fact that the biggest piece missing from his life is his twin. A Ford-centric story dealing with the aftermath in the Pines family after Stan is kicked out. [Background Filaude, Mentioned Starla][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,071 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/27 - [Filbrick P., Ma Pines] Grunkle Ford
    The Snow Sprite Incident
    Next time, Carla is going to tackle him face first into the snow and drag him right back into the cabin. Honestly, Ford. Don't you know better than to go running around the Oregon wilderness, in December, without so much as a proper winter coat on? [Past Starla][1 Ch. Teaser][Full Fic on AO3]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 685 - Published: 4/26 - Grunkle Ford, Carla mC. - Complete
    Sci-Fi Sideburns
    "Warnings, schwarnings. How's about maybe a 'thanks' for saving you from what appears to be, I don't know, some kind of sci-fi sideburn dimension?" ...Welp, that did it. Starship Captain Ford it is. [Starla, McAuthor (of a sort), Background Filaude][1 Ch. Teaser][Full Fic on AO3]
    Crossover - Gravity Falls & StarTrek: Other - Rated: M - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,611 - Published: 4/26 - [Grunkle Stan, Carla mC.] F. McGucket, Grunkle Ford - Complete
    Stan Wars
    The Alliance leadership finds a new hope for its cause when Bail Organa informs them of his plan to strike back at the Empire by enticing retired general Ma Pines to join the fight. Prince Stanford of Alderaan is sent to seek her out and return the jedi general to the rebellion's current base. [Filaude][2 Ch. Teaser][Full Fic on AO3]
    Crossover - Gravity Falls & Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,974 - Updated: 4/23 - Published: 4/19 - [Filbrick P., Ma Pines] Grunkle Stan, Grunkle Ford - Complete
    Dreaming and Musing
    Bill pushes boundaries. Ford and Stan end up benefitting from it. Takes place in the same world as 'Where We Go, We Go Together.' [Post Finale][Same Coin Theory][No Pairings][One-Shot][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: T - English - Family/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,460 - Published: 4/19 - Grunkle Stan, Bill, Grunkle Ford - Complete
    Just Stan
    In the year 1952, the Pines family welcomed one Stan Filbrick Pines into the world. Funny, what changes (or doesn't) when would-be twins are, instead, born a singleton. [Twinless AU][Starla (and/or McAuthor)][Slice of Life][Character Study][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,722 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/13 - Published: 1/11 - [Grunkle Stan, Carla mC., Grunkle Ford] Shermie P.
    Palms and Fingers, Calluses and Scars reviews
    He pays attention to people's hands. How could he not, when everyone else always pays so much attention to his? He'd learned at a young age how to read a person, not by their face or the lilt of their voice, but by the way they used their hands. You could learn a lot by studying a person's hands. [One-Shot][Character Study][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 974 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 7 - Published: 3/24 - Grunkle Ford - Complete
    Off Script reviews
    Most people don't expect their afterlives to include going through the infamous 1970s for a second time. Filbrick Pines may be impressed, but it's definitely not favorably. A time travel story with one of the most unqualified protagonists anyone could have picked. [Mentioned Alcohol, Guns][Filaude, Starla]["A Tale of Two Stans" AU (?)][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: M - English - Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,871 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 2/20 - Published: 12/23/2017 - [Filbrick P., Ma Pines] Grunkle Stan, Grunkle Ford
    Guardian
    When Ford kicks Stan into the control panel and the glowing sigil there, it does more than leave behind a brand. After witnessing his twin transform into a gargoyle, Stanford is forced to admit that he'll need more help if he wants to find a way to change Stanley back. ...Oh, and safeguard the universe. That's still a priority. [Starla][Monsterfalls][8 Ch. Teaser][Full Fic on AO3]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: T - English - Family/Supernatural - Chapters: 8 - Words: 8,744 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/16 - Published: 2/2 - [Grunkle Stan, Carla mC.] Bill, Grunkle Ford - Complete
    Hippies on the Highway
    You don't always get the chance to fix your mistakes. Sometimes, you don't even realize you've made one until it's too late. [Mentioned Drug Use][Starla][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,180 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/30 - Published: 8/17/2017 - [Carla mC., Grunkle Stan] Thistle D.
    Where We Go, We Go Together
    Demons have a nasty tendency to come back for you. Ford discovers this the hard way. [Post Finale][Same Coin Theory][Guns, Blood, Death, Insanity, Bill Cipher][No Pairings][One-Shot][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: M - English - Family/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,221 - Published: 12/31/2017 - Grunkle Stan, Bill, Grunkle Ford - Complete
    Stan's Guide to Locker Room Politics reviews
    Wherein a bet is made, a junior prom is attended and then ditched, Stan and Carla's relationship sees a few changes, and a certain infamous moniker comes into being. [Starla][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 10,395 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/30/2017 - Published: 8/19/2017 - [Carla mC., Grunkle Stan] Grunkle Ford
    Rue What You Ruin
    A pair of scenes from 'A Tale of Two Stans' revisited. This time, from the perspective of one Filbrick Pines. [One-Shot][Character Study][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,600 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/18/2017 - [Filbrick P., Ma Pines] Grunkle Stan, Grunkle Ford - Complete
    Of Balance, Legacies, and Spirits
    He'd wanted to change the world, to make a difference. Ford thought he'd found his chance to do just that - until his brother ruined it for him. And when he'd lost his temper and raged over the injustice of it, the fire had answered and shattered everything he'd thought he'd known. [Avatar Ford][Starla][Mentioned War Atrocities][AO3 CrossPost]
    Crossover - Avatar: Last Airbender & Gravity Falls - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,676 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/4/2017 - Published: 8/25/2017 - [Grunkle Stan, Carla mC.] Grunkle Ford
    Something Like Home
    The reunion with his twin brother didn't quite go the way Stan was hoping it would. Honestly, he just doesn't know what to make of the stranger that came out of his twin's freaky basement-portal. Did they just become triplets? Can that happen? For once, it looks like his brainy brother is almost as lost as he is. [Mentioned Alcohol][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,232 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/31/2017 - Published: 8/25/2017 - Grunkle Stan, Grunkle Ford
    Life Unplanned
    Carla finds out she's pregnant. Ford tries to be helpful. It goes about as well as you'd expect. [Third Genre is Family][Past Starla][One-Shot][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,641 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/26/2017 - Grunkle Ford, Carla mC. - Complete
    Mister Mystery
    It may be taking a bit longer for Stan's memories to return to him than he is leading those around him to believe. Unfortunately for Stanley, it seems that poking his nose into his brother's business is something that Stanford happens to remember very well about being siblings. [Post Finale][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,165 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/23/2017 - Published: 8/18/2017 - Grunkle Stan, Grunkle Ford
    Math is Money reviews
    Filbrick Pines is well aware that he is far from the perfect father. However, just because Filbrick isn't perfect, doesn't mean the man gives up so easily. He's too stubborn for that by far. Shame it's always something of a coin toss as to if the lessons he teaches his sons will help or harm them in the long run. [AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,807 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/21/2017 - Published: 8/17/2017 - Grunkle Stan, Filbrick P.
    Two AM in Oregon
    Carla struggles in adjusting to motherhood and a new sleep schedule after Jason is born. Ford's nightmares have abated over the months, but he's not so sure he wouldn't prefer them to the dreams he's been having. Stan remains a sore subject for them both. [Past Starla, One-Sided McAuthor][Two-Shot][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,821 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 10/15/2016 - Published: 10/14/2016 - Grunkle Ford, Carla mC. - Complete
    Between of Dimensions
    There are some places in the multiverse that the human race was never meant to be. Fiddleford McGucket can attest to the fact that what lays beyond the portal is just such a place. [Nightmare Realm][Two-Shot][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,439 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 9/4/2016 - Published: 9/3/2016 - Grunkle Stan, Grunkle Ford - Complete
    A Girl Named Carla reviews
    One, teenagers are awkward. Two, first impressions rarely go as planned. And three, Stan never remembers to tell anyone about the polydactyly, so Ford probably should have been expecting something like this to happen. [Starla][One-Shot][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,888 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/21/2016 - [Carla mC., Grunkle Stan] Grunkle Ford - Complete
    Two reviews
    It's a sweltering summer day in 1952. Spending it in a hospital waiting room with a bored nine-year-old was not ideal, but it was something he had expected. What came after the waiting was done? That was another matter. *A stubborn tough New Jersey native, Filbrick wasn't too creative. Having twins was not his plan, so he just shrugged and named both Stan.* [Filaude][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,744 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/9/2016 - Published: 4/24/2016 - [Filbrick P., Ma Pines] Grunkle Ford, Shermie P. - Complete
    Traveler reviews
    A string of sixteen one-hundred-word drabbles offering a peek into what might have been going through Stanford's mind shortly before and after stepping through the portal that brought him home. [Spans "Not What He Seems" & "A Tale of Two Stans"][Character Study][Drabble Collection][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,684 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/12/2016 - Grunkle Ford - Complete
    This is Not an Apology reviews
    Once, when they had been young, they hadn't needed words to understand each other. Those days are long gone. Stan finds himself struggling with that realization. [Missing Scene][Post "A Tale of Two Stans"][No Pairings][One-Shot][AO3 CrossPost]
    Gravity Falls - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,370 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/26/2016 - Grunkle Stan, Grunkle Ford - Complete
    Better Left Unsaid reviews
    Vlad had dismissed it as 'better left unsaid.' Just because Danny will never know the truth, doesn't mean we won't. A small peek into what may have happened in Vlad's lab after Danny returned to his own time. [TUE][Mentioned Violence, Near-Death Experiences][No Pairings][One-Shot][AO3 CrossPost]
    Danny Phantom - Rated: T - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,159 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/7/2011 - Danny F., Vlad M., Dan Phantom, Clockwork - Complete
    Cowpokes: A Collection of Short Stories reviews
    An assortment of drabbles and one-shots. All featuring one or both of our favorite cowpokes: Woody and Jessie. Pairings are Woody/Bo and Buzz/Jessie for canon-oriented fics, but most will be Woody/Jessie. Story 5: Jessie tries to help Woody cope with losing Bo. [Woody/Jessie, Woody/Bo, Buzz/Jessie][One-Shot Collection][AO3 CrossPost]
    Toy Story - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 3,889 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 1/28/2011 - Published: 10/16/2009 - [Woody, Jessie] Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep - Complete
    Remember My Name reviews
    Storms like this one never fail to remind Johnny 13 of his past. And her. His girl before Kitty. But his regrets don't matter because the unlucky don't get second chances, now do they? ...He never did stop riding his bike in the rain. [Heavily Implied Mental Instability][Mentioned Death/Character Creation?][Johnny/Ember, Johnny/Kitty][One-Shot][AO3 CrossPost]
    Danny Phantom - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,062 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/18/2010 - [Johnny 13, Ember] Kitty - Complete
    Wedding Blues reviews
    The wedding was today, and she was getting cold feet. But Ty-Lee had always met uncertainty with a smile. So she'd grin and bear for Mai's sake, even as she wished to switch roles with the bride. [Maiko, one-sided Ty-Luko, hint of possible TyAang][One-Shot][AO3 CrossPost]
    Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,425 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Published: 3/5/2010 - [Zuko, Mai] Aang, Ty Lee - Complete
    Scars of Time reviews
    Clockwork has often tried to put Phantom's rampaging to rest. He has never succeeded. This time, however, ends in disaster; and not even the Master of Time will be able to undo the resulting damage. [Pre-TUE][Dark][No Pairings][Two-Shot, with Epilogue][AO3 CrossPost]
    Danny Phantom - Rated: T - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,347 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 10/25/2009 - Published: 10/10/2009 - Dan Phantom, Clockwork - Complete
    Rich Girl reviews
    Everybody has their secrets. No family is perfect. These are two simple truths that Samantha Manson knows all-too-well. The third truth she knows, is that some are worse than others. [Mentioned Drunkenness, Child Abuse, and Past Death][One-Shot][AO3 CrossPost]
    Danny Phantom - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,514 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/8/2009 - Sam M., Jeremy M., Pamela M. - Complete