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Joined 09-17-00, id: 19228, Profile Updated: 07-04-13
Author has written 30 stories for Mummy, Space Cases, Harry Potter, Supernatural, Leverage, Alien Nation, Dead Zone, Bones, Avatar, Warehouse 13, Race to Witch Mountain, X-Men: The Movie, Criminal Minds, Grimm, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, and Avengers.

Female, late 20s, major sci-fi fan although I've been known to get into other genres on occasion. My current stories in progress are:

Long (30 chapters, or at least they will be)--
River of Dreams, Harry Potter
Once a Bother, Supernatural
Broken People, Avatar
Impressions, Warehouse 13

Short(er)--
Faking Human, Race to Witch Mountain
Completion, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
On My Own, Alien Nation (on hold at the moment)
What May Come, Space Cases (on hold indefinitely, I thought I'd finished this a couple years ago, but I apparently never uploaded the last chapters, and unless/until I resurrect that hard drive I don't have anything to add since it's been so long since I've seen the show)

Occasionally I'll also do a one-shot if inspiration suddenly strikes, but those tend to come at fairly random intervals and across fairly random fandoms.

Most of the writing I do is in the friendship/family genre just because those are the character interactions I'm most interested in. There might be a passing reference to a romance on occasion, particularly if something is canon, but I don't generally write stories where it's a major plot line.

However, fair warning, writing is one of my hobbies, not my career. When real life gets busy it can sometimes be a while between updates.


Philosophy on reviewing and reviews--

Despite the size of my book collection, I don't read all that much fanfiction (after 8 hours in front of a computer at work, when I get home I'm generally ready to run screaming from anything with a keyboard or a screen), but if I do read something and like it or think I can offer something constructive, I'll leave a review. I don't agree with reviewing everything...if twenty people have already pointed out that sentences are supposed to start with capital letters and end with some form of punctuation, I don't see that the twenty-first review is going to cause someone to suddenly see the light. And if my main reason for disliking a story is a different take on the characters involved, then I generally just don't read any more. People have different interpretations; leaving a review that says basically 'this isn't to my taste' is kind of pointless.

For reviews I receive, if someone likes a story and is letting me know, thank you very much. Realistically I probably won't respond individually just because I'm not online all that often (even my writing is done offline with a pen that downloads into my computer), but it is appreciated. If there's a particular question that isn't or won't be answered in the story I will try and answer it, but I'm sure I've missed a few.

If someone has constructive criticism or just doesn't like a story and expresses his/her opinion politely, thank you also. If it's a specific issue, i.e. 'this is spelled wrong', I generally try and fix it when I get the chance. If it's more in terms of a writing style issue I may try and incorporate it into future chapters/stories. Please note that that is a 'may,' however; these are my stories so my opinion gets to win.

If someone doesn't like a story and isn't capable of expressing it politely, I either ignore the review or delete it, depending on the language involved. A professor of mine once spent a couple hours talking about anonymization on the Internet and how people feel 'freed from societal constraints', but if a person isn't capable of expressing himself with at least basic courtesy, I'm not going to waste my time. I mean, seriously, if a story drives you to profanity, stop reading.


Current favorite quotes:

This above all: to thine own self be true.
--Shakespeare, Hamlet (One of the very few things that Shakespeare wrote that I actually like)

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
--Dalai Lama

"Okay, it's a computer bomb. I know computers. It's a computer bomb, uhh... we, we gotta reboot the system!"
"You want me to kick it?"
--Hardison and Eliot, Leverage (Partially hilarious because I worked tech support back in college, and yes, there are people that far from computer savvy)

The National Rifle Association says that, "Guns don't kill people, people do." But I think, I think the gun helps. You know? I think it helps. I just think just standing there going, "Bang!" That's not going to kill too many people, is it? You'd have to be really dodgy on the heart to have that.
--Eddie Izzard, Dressed to Kill

To the engineer, all matter in the universe can be placed into one of two categories:
(1) things that need to be fixed
(2) things that will need to be fixed after you've had a few minutes to play with them.


My apologies to anyone who has sent me a beta request and hasn't gotten a reply...I do try to get back to everyone, even if I can't do it, but I haven't been online a lot recently (hence moving my beta profile to 'on hiatus') and I'm afraid a couple have slipped through the cracks.

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Sorting Out Home reviews
Steve is trying to find a place in the 21st century.
Avengers - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 30,763 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 113 - Updated: 1/26 - Published: 7/16/2013 - Captain America/Steve R., Iron Man/Tony S., Hulk/Bruce B.
Completion reviews
Sam is looking for a fifth person to complete his team, and Beth has about had it with her current assignment.
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,237 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 1/25 - Published: 6/28/2013 - S. Cooper, Beth G.
Epilogue: Strays reviews
One-shot set a few days after Strays because it seemed like Fickler should have had a word with someone besides, or at least in addition to, Cooper at the end of the episode.
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,842 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/12 - J. Simms/Prophet, J. Fickler - Complete
Impressions reviews
Steve had never been one for more than casual friendships, but in this place everything else was different so maybe that would be too. Steve's impressions of the Warehouse team and his place on it over the course of the season.
Warehouse 13 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 32 - Words: 103,056 - Reviews: 191 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 130 - Updated: 1/12 - Published: 9/11/2011 - Steve J., Claudia D.
Broken People reviews
The Sky People's technology helps to save Tsu'tey after the battle, but he isn't quite sure what to think of the broken Sky Person in the wheeled chair that keeps coming to visit him while he's recovering. Friendship fic, AU for obvious reasons.
Avatar - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 37 - Words: 126,966 - Reviews: 701 - Favs: 992 - Follows: 1,054 - Updated: 1/7 - Published: 4/29/2010 - Tsu'tey, Jake S.
Reasons reviews
Mick realizes something odd about Prophet and tries to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,461 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/7/2013 - Published: 2/2/2013 - Mick R., J. Simms/Prophet - Complete
A Dangerous Man reviews
Alex knew dangerous men. And Erik was one of them. Friendship/mentor fic set during First Class.
X-Men: The Movie - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 33,260 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 2/26/2013 - Published: 7/17/2011 - Havok/Alexander S., Magneto - Complete
Red Cell One reviews
Apparently when Cooper had said that he was putting together an experimental team with the blessings of the FBI Director, he'd really meant experimental. Chronicles the start of Cooper's Red Cell team from the perspectives of Mick and Prophet.
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 38,145 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/7/2013 - Published: 7/10/2012 - Mick R., J. Simms/Prophet - Complete
Night Flights reviews
Prophet's thoughts on the relationships between his teammates, set some undetermined amount of time after Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior ended.
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,290 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/29/2012 - J. Simms/Prophet - Complete
Fire and Fighter reviews
Sam's thoughts on Beth, set after Death by a Thousand Cuts.
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,330 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/23/2012 - S. Cooper, Beth G. - Complete
Secrets in a Shoebox reviews
Sean wanted to tell Aaron that he didn't have to pretend any more. He just wasn't sure how. Set in Season 1, immediately after The Tribe.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,503 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/17/2012 - Published: 4/3/2012 - Sean H., A. Hotchner/Hotch - Complete
Retrospective reviews
An outsider's perspective on a Grimm and unexpected events Portland, set after Cat and Mouse.
Grimm - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,981 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/26/2012 - Nick B. - Complete
River of Dreams reviews
When Severus Snape finds a certain brat-who-lived out after curfew the year after Voldemort's return, it starts a chain of events that he wouldn't have imagined in his wildest dreams. Or nightmares.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 52 - Words: 274,110 - Reviews: 1409 - Favs: 1,284 - Follows: 1,513 - Updated: 10/23/2011 - Published: 1/31/2006 - Severus S., Harry P.
In Which She Was Ten for Three Years reviews
Sixteen birthdays in Claudia's life, mostly pre-Warehouse.
Warehouse 13 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 21,554 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 7/17/2011 - Published: 4/25/2011 - Claudia D. - Complete
Headaches and Chess reviews
Set during X-Men: First Class. Charles' first night back at the mansion after the CIA facilities are destroyed isn't particularly restful, but he isn't the only one awake.
X-Men: The Movie - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,310 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/28/2011 - Xavier, C., Magneto - Complete
Faking Human reviews
When the device Seth and Sara had left them started beeping, Jack and Alex expected a visit.
Race to Witch Mountain - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,629 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 6/27/2011 - Published: 5/14/2011 - Seth, Jack B.
Nightmares and Tea reviews
Set during X-Men: First Class. Erik's first night at the mansion isn't particularly restful, but he isn't the only one awake.
X-Men: The Movie - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,355 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 7 - Published: 6/13/2011 - Magneto, Xavier, C. - Complete
Once A Bother reviews
Every brother was once a bother. The angelic kind included. Sam and Dean head out on a hunt with ties to a time neither wants to remember, and Castiel has his own problems. Friendship fic set between 5.08/Changing Channels and 5.09/The Real Ghostbusters.
Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 27 - Words: 49,551 - Reviews: 183 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 246 - Updated: 5/15/2011 - Published: 11/15/2009 - Dean W., Castiel
One Night reviews
Tsu'tey isn't sure what to do with himself when the woman who was supposed to be his mate is with another, and his heart is being completely uncooperative.
Avatar - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,477 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/31/2010 - Tsu'tey
Who Can Sing Tenor reviews
Jake and Tsu'tey make some plans for the future of the Omaticaya clan after the final battle. Friendship, AU in that Tsu'tey is still alive.
Avatar - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,734 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/25/2010 - Jake S., Tsu'tey - Complete
Fixed Doesn't Mean Forgotten reviews
Booth's reaction the first time he saw the scars on Sweets' back. Friendship fic, set at some point post Mayhem On a Cross.
Bones - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,077 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 3/21/2010 - Published: 3/12/2010 - S. Booth, L. Sweets - Complete
Late Night Conversations reviews
Not all missing persons cases end well, and after one such case, Walt stops by to talk with the town psychic. Early friendship fic.
Dead Zone - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,981 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 22 - Published: 1/12/2010 - Complete
The Quiet Ones reviews
One brother's slightly convoluted musings on another. Set after 5.08/Changing Channels
Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,761 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/8/2009 - Gabriel, Castiel - Complete
On My Own reviews
Even with support from family and friends, starting out on one's own isn't the easiest thing to do.
Alien Nation - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,119 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/30/2009 - Published: 8/16/2009
Sisters or Brothers reviews
He'd won the argument back when they were kids, but now he's pretty sure he was wrong.
Leverage - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 635 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/20/2009 - Eliot S. - Complete
Children of Man reviews
Castiel was an angel. He was…unaccustomed…to dealing with mortal limitations. Unfortunately, the demons who bound him for sacrifice didn't particularly care. And the Winchester boys weren't helping a great deal either. Set between episodes 4.08 and 4.09.
Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 30 - Words: 48,214 - Reviews: 425 - Favs: 425 - Follows: 209 - Updated: 7/19/2009 - Published: 11/5/2008 - Castiel - Complete
One Weird, One Warped reviews
Two members of the Leverage team crossed paths over a decade before the team was actually formed.
Leverage - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,666 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/6/2009 - Published: 3/8/2009 - Alec H., Eliot S. - Complete
An Anniversary reviews
An ex-Deatheater walks into a bar...well, actually he's already in the bar. And slightly drunk. Short snippet of a depressed Severus a few years after the war on an important day. AU, obviously.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,619 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/31/2008 - Severus S. - Complete
What May Come reviews
Stopping at a station for minor repairs leads to trouble when the Christa and part of her crew go missing.
Space Cases - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 68,365 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/27/2006 - Published: 5/14/2005
Past Shadows reviews
Rick is having trouble dealing with Evelyn's relatives at her welcome home party, and Jonathan offers some advice. Set after The Mummy.
Mummy - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,989 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/8/2005 - OíConnell, R., Jonathan C. - Complete