RivikaStyx
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Joined 03-23-09, id: 1876090, Profile Updated: 02-17-11
Author has written 8 stories for Supernatural.

Ok so this is my first time ever writing Fanfic and I hope I'm doing it right!

What does my pen name mean?

The River Styx (Greek: Στύξ, Stux, also meaning "hate" and "detestation") (adjectival form: Stygian was a river in Greek mythology which formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld (often called Hades which is also the name of this domain's ruler). It circles the Underworld nine times. The rivers Styx, Phlegethon, Acheron, and Cocytus all converge at the center of the underworld on a great marsh. The other important rivers of the underworld are Lethe and Eridanos, and Alpheus. The ferryman was called Charon.

The gods respected the Styx and swore binding oaths on it. Zeus swore to give Semele whatever she wanted and was then obliged to follow through, resulting in her death. Helios similarly promised Phaëton whatever he desired, also resulting in his death. Gods that did not follow through on such an oath had to drink from the river, causing them to lose their voices for nine years. Then, being exiled from the council of gods for nine years after that. According to some versions, Styx had miraculous powers and could make someone invulnerable. According to one tradition, Achilles was dipped in it in his childhood, acquiring invulnerability, with exception of his heel, by which his mother held him. This is the source of the expression Achilles' heel, a metaphor for a vulnerable spot.

Styx was primarily a feature in the afterworld of Greek mythology, but has been described as a feature present in the hell of Christianity as well, notably in The Divine Comedy and also "Paradise Lost". The ferryman Charon is in modern times commonly believed to have transported the souls of the newly dead across this river into the underworld, though in the original Greek and Roman sources, as well as in Dante, it was the river Acheron that Charon plied. Dante put Phlegyas over the Styx and made it the fifth circle of Hell, where the wrathful and sullen are punished by being drowned in the muddy waters for eternity.

In ancient times some believed that placing a coin in the mouth or two coins in the eyes of the deceased(only in Movies never in myths), would help pay the toll for the ferry to help cross the Styx river which would lead one to the entrance of the underworld. If some could not pay the fee it was said that they would never be able to cross the river. This ritual was performed by the relatives.

The variant spelling Stix was sometimes used in translations of Classical Greek before the 20th century. By synecdoche, the adjective stygian came to refer to anything dark, dismal, and murky.

Probably more information than you really wanted right?

For my pen name I chose Rivika for river and Styx because my mind always is full of vampires, were-creatures, magic wielding badasses, mystical swords and out of this world places. Unfortunately, I have manuscripts all over my floor, saved on my hard drive, and floating around in my head either half written or never submitted. I hate the corporate world, detest my own writing, and usually critics consider my work dark, dismal and murky (and that's the nicest thing they say). One day, as I was browsing the internet for yet ANOTHER book I was working on, I came across Greek Mythology and the meaning behind the River Styx. Suits me perfectly.

So that's all about me, pretty simple.

Until ...

My daughter actually read some of my stories and began accusing me of writing what she labeled "Impala Porn". I didn't get it but apparently I attribute Dean and his sex appeal with his hot car. Then I realized that I really liked Sam's Charger in S6 Pilot "Exile on Mainstreet" and suddenly I get shiver's every time I see one now. Funny huh?

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Look At Your Life, Look At Your Choices by HazyDandelion reviews
"Look At Your Life. Look At Your Choices. This Is The Life Your Life Could Be Like: A Story Of Shenanigans and Zombie Dinosaurs" What if it was all real? Gabriel, Crowley, Lucifer, Future!Cas, OCs. Better summary inside. Very much a crack!fic. Updated!
Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 29,626 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/21/2012 - Published: 11/26/2010 - Gabriel, Crowley
Hell's Angels by CeCe Away reviews
Sam screamed, turning to fold Adam into his own body, offering what little protection he could as the thrust of pain speared his back.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 21,110 - Reviews: 321 - Favs: 280 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 11/18/2011 - Published: 1/6/2011 - Sam W., Dean W. - Complete
Supernatural Fun Facts by ParzivalHallows reviews
...because Chuck Norris jokes have just gotten so lame.
Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 4,673 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 6/3/2011 - Published: 5/2/2011
Bathing In Your Desires by Sams Witch reviews
Two angels are sent to Sam and Dean to give them whatever they want. They are a gift from heaven for everything they've done to save the world. What trouble will the Winchesters and the angels get into? NC-17 WARNING YA!
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,508 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 5/19/2011 - Published: 1/13/2011 - Dean W., Sam W.
Possession of the Heart by AprilC3604 reviews
Avery Williams was chosen at birth to be the perfect match for a certain hunter. When a possessed Sam goes to find and claim her, Dean and his girlfriend rush to find Sam and exorcise the demon. But will it be too late? SamOC DeanOC Rated M!
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 46,258 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 4/19/2011 - Published: 10/13/2010 - Sam W., Dean W. - Complete
If That Mockingbird Don't Sing by Mousme reviews
When Dean breaks into Sam's apartment, he finds that his little brother's life is nothing like what he imagined. AU to the pilot, more detailed summary in the notes
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,202 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 79 - Published: 2/26/2011 - Dean W., Sam W.
Fragile by Muffy Morrigan reviews
Tag to 6.13 Unforgiven. In the hours after the final scene, Dean deals with the aftermath of what's happened to his brother.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,962 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/16/2011 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
Step Nine by CeCe Away reviews
Tag to 6.11 Appointment in Samarra and 6.12 Like a Virgin. "Come on, man. You're scaring me." Dean was practically holding him off the wet ground now.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,176 - Reviews: 177 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 2/11/2011 - Published: 1/7/2011 - Sam W., Dean W. - Complete
If I Have Freedom by Jedi Sapphire reviews
Sam's not been scratching the wall. Dean's been the Awesome Big Brother. But when the good guys need information, Sam will have to put his sanity on the line. In the aftermath, Dean will have to be the big brother in more ways than one. Spoilers to 6.11.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 15 - Words: 38,572 - Reviews: 437 - Favs: 345 - Follows: 142 - Updated: 1/28/2011 - Published: 12/23/2010 - Sam W., Dean W. - Complete
A Flash of Harmless Lightning by Mousme reviews
After a year, Castiel still doesn't appear to be adjusting well to being human. Dean tries to help, and finds the solution in an unexpected place.
Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,140 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Castiel, Dean W. - Complete
Fill This Void With Your Poison by AnaRose17 reviews
Rachel thought she had seen the last of Sam Winchester when he left Stanford without another word. Now, six years later, he's back - but he's not himself, and nothing will ever be the same for her. Set after 'Swan Song', Season 6
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 14 - Words: 77,214 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 12/5/2010 - Published: 11/18/2010 - Sam W. - Complete
Keeper of Souls by CeCe Away reviews
Season 6 "Wouldn't want any careless infections to drag you back before you get your soul free and clear."
Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,722 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 11/17/2010 - Published: 11/16/2010 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
Sweet Release by KKBELVIS reviews
Warning subject dealing with - Season six! Warning! Warning! Why is Sam acting so strange? One shot!
Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,512 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/29/2010 - Sam W., Dean W. - Complete
Fusion by Mousme reviews
Dean and Sam settle down in order to deal with the aftermath of the apocalypse.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,211 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 12 - Published: 8/24/2010 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
Thicker Than Water by Mousme reviews
Dean and Sam are cursed to switch bodies for 48 hours toward the end of Season 5. It's just temporary, so they carry on as best they can, except that Dean finds himself struggling with the unfamiliar sensations of addiction and cravings. Warnings inside.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,735 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 245 - Follows: 17 - Published: 8/24/2010 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
Time Out by Mousme reviews
Sam has a breakdown post 2.5 Simon Said, courtesy of an ill-timed migraine.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,611 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 229 - Follows: 20 - Published: 8/24/2010 - Sam W., Dean W. - Complete
My Hellhound by CeCe Away reviews
Hot breath blew the hair up off his neck. Hellhound. Out of everything in the pit, he hated them the most. Hurt!Sam Heroic!Protective!Dean to the Rescue.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,912 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 244 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 8/12/2010 - Published: 8/5/2010 - Sam W., Dean W. - Complete
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Requiem for Hell reviews
Set in season six - Death sends a "nurse" to help Sam remain sane. Turn's out she's alot more than they expected.
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 12 - Words: 41,993 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 5/31/2012 - Published: 1/13/2011 - Dean W., Sam W.
Hunter's Rest: The One Shots
Collection of one shots for my story Pieces of Eight - which I suggest you read before these - though they are stand alone it follows what happens to the guys and their families at Hunter's Rest.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,932 - Published: 6/26/2011 - Dean W., Sam W.
The Darkest Mile reviews
Season 6 AU - What would you do to protect the ones you love?
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 25,227 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/31/2011 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
Death's Hellatus and Dean's Trip to the Vet reviews
This is what happens when you owe Death a favor and you piss him off!
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 792 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/17/2011 - Death, Dean W. - Complete
Metaphysical Doors reviews
This wasn't really his brother, oh it was his brothers body, but without his soul, Sam is just a reanimated zombie and nothing of his brother resides there anymore. Where does he go from here? Smaller chapters - Please review!
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 20,763 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/6/2010 - Published: 11/16/2010 - Sam W., Dean W. - Complete
A Very Supernatural Thanksgiving
One shot of what Sam and Dean could very well be doing this Thanksgiving! Have fun and as always please review!
Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 773 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/17/2010 - Complete
Pieces of Eight reviews
AU - Sam is out of the pit, soulless and on the look for the person he only remembers by the color of her eyes. Deconstructed plots from S 4,5 and 6 and my own spin on what happens to Sam and Dean.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,464 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 11/12/2010 - Published: 11/2/2010 - Sam W., Dean W. - Complete
Punch Drunk reviews
What could have been going through Dean's head in the episode You Can't Handle the Truth when he beat up Sam? Some profanity. Please review this or any of my other stories.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,331 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/5/2010 - Sam W., Dean W. - Complete
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