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Joined 06-28-09, id: 1987680, Profile Updated: 11-02-11
Author has written 7 stories for Last of the Mohicans, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

There was a man with tongue of wood
Who essayed to sing,
And in truth it was lamentable.
But there was one who heard
The clip-clapper of this tongue of wood
And knew what the man
Wished to sing,
And with that the singer was content.

-Stephen Crane, from War is Kind & Other Lines

Earth, receive an honoured guest:
William Yeats is laid to rest.
Let the Irish vessel lie
Emptied of its poetry.

Time that is intolerant
Of the brave and the innocent,
And indifferent in a week
To a beautiful physique,

Worships language and forgives
Everyone by whom it lives;
Pardons cowardice, conceit,
Lays its honours at their feet.

Time that with this strange excuse
Pardoned Kipling and his views,
And will pardon Paul Claudel,
Pardons him for writing well.

In the nightmare of the dark
All the dogs of Europe bark,
And the living nations wait,
Each sequestered in its hate;

Intellectual disgrace
Stares from every human face,
And the seas of pity lie
Locked and frozen in each eye.

Follow, poet, follow right
To the bottom of the night,
With your unconstraining voice
Still persuade us to rejoice.

With the farming of a verse
Make a vineyard of the curse,
Sing of human unsuccess
In a rapture of distress.

In the deserts of the heart
Let the healing fountains start,
In the prison of his days
Teach the free man how to praise.

-W.H. Auden, "In Memory of W.B. Yeats"

"We are raised to honor all the wrong explorers and discoverers - thieves planting flags, murderers carrying crosses. Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams."
- Peter S. Beagle, in praise of J.R.R. Tolkien

There's no real logic to what I post on my profile. For now it's just the resurfaced remnants of English classes long past. I'm a sentimental romantic at heart, although I tend to enjoy the darker, angstier side more than Wordsworth's frolics through daffodils. Just took up residence in Maryland; also lived in St. Louis, Los Angeles, Chicago and Beijing. No idea where home is.

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Imrahil's Daughters by Lialathuveril reviews
A chance encounter in a linen cupboard in the Houses of Healing has unforeseen consequences as √Čomer of Rohan finds himself caught between two very different women. However, things are not quite as they seem: a tale of love, deception and bees.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 61,697 - Reviews: 343 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 1/14/2013 - Published: 9/3/2012 - Lothíriel, Eomer - Complete
Taken but not Forgotten by silmelinde reviews
"I would rather see my son die than be indebted to a pirate." AU A margin of drama, a bit of humour and a lot of adventure. James is raised by the pirates.
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 64,030 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 12/30/2011 - Published: 8/18/2011 - James N., Capt. Jack Sparrow - Complete
A Letter to Albert by TwilightRein reviews
Franz's last letter to Albert: "I hope you're doing well. I hope that you are happy. I hope that you are loved. I'm not too sure about heaven or souls but I do know while Eugenie loves you on the earthly plain, I will love you where ever heaven resides.
Gankutsuou: Count of Monte Cristo - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,116 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/20/2011 - Albert de M., Franz d'E. - Complete
The Keys by Colette G reviews
As instruments we must play our parts.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/4/2010 - Zoe W., Wash - Complete
Left in Memories by starlightxlilies reviews
3 years after Kong's death, Ann, now married to Jack, reminisces about her old friend and the few moments they shared together in the jungle. Ann/Kong and some Ann/Jack
King Kong - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,419 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/8/2010
Be Careful by whydoyouneedtoknow reviews
Starts after Ch. 1 of DH, crossover with Dangerverse AU, short chapters. Draco Malfoy, trapped in a life he never chose, wishes as he falls asleep that he were somewhere he could start over. Maybe he should have listened to his proverbs. Now complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 111 - Words: 293,574 - Reviews: 1502 - Favs: 269 - Follows: 123 - Updated: 1/28/2010 - Published: 9/14/2008 - Draco M. - Complete
Lost Chronicles of Narnia: The Beast of Witherby by emeraldteardrops reviews
Movieverse, AU, Just another "The Pevensies don't leave" fic. Summary: Caught between political positioning and shadowed enemies, five young monarchs attempt to unite two ancient foes in harmony. NOT ABANDONED BUT ON HOLD
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 142,830 - Reviews: 502 - Favs: 293 - Follows: 320 - Updated: 6/7/2009 - Published: 6/6/2008 - Caspian X, Susan Pevensie
Christmas on the Dutchman by Untamed Mists reviews
Christmas is upon the Dutchman, with some of the crew celebrating and some not. Davy is used to not participating...until he gets a surprise.
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,103 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/28/2008 - Davy Jones, Kraken - Complete
New beginnings from fresh endings by ellonen reviews
What is life after the battle, to Algren and Taka? It is taking small steps on the path of happiness, to happiness.
Last Samurai - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,812 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/3/2006 - Published: 11/17/2006 - Complete
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Quinary reviews
Series of one-shots exploring Uncas and Alice's development through each of the five senses.
Last of the Mohicans - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,575 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/12/2013 - Published: 4/27/2013 - Complete
Chorale of a Nautilus reviews
Sequel to Ballad of Netmakers. On the shores of Barbados, Philip and Syrena discover beginning a cross-species relationship isn't much easier with priests than with pirates.
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: T - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 10 - Words: 46,988 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 11/12/2012 - Published: 9/14/2011 - Syrena, Philip
Signs of Affection reviews
While Uncas is away, Alice seeks a cure for boredom and makes a rash decision. Lighthearted post-movie AU.
Last of the Mohicans - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,515 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/24/2011 - Complete
Ballad of Netmakers reviews
He had spent his entire life fishing for souls, so he found it odd to be the one ensnared. Philip/Syrena, slight AU.
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: T - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,423 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 186 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 8/13/2011 - Published: 5/28/2011 - Philip, Syrena - Complete
Metamorphosis reviews
When a series of failed rescue attempts separates her from the rest of the group, Alice Munro learns the price of survival. An alternate ending told from multiple perspectives.
Last of the Mohicans - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 56,875 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 1/5/2011 - Published: 7/2/2009 - Complete
A Summer Tryst reviews
He will never understand why she left home and family to scrape out a living on the frontier with him, but he cherishes every moment he can spend in her company. Alice/Uncas one-shot. AU.
Last of the Mohicans - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 926 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/5/2010 - Complete
Admonitions of Humanity reviews
Twenty-four hours after making a deal with the devil, the new commandant of William Henry assumes his post. A Montcalm one-shot; slight Alice/Uncas.
Last of the Mohicans - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,247 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/5/2009 - Complete