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Author has written 19 stories for Penguins of Madagascar.

REVIEWS are nice. If my weeks and months of hard work entertained you, please spare a few minutes and share your thoughts. Thank you.

For those of you who want to get to know me:

Name: Classified J. Classified (well, at least the "J" part is real)

Location:
Connecticut

Age:
Somewhere between being old enough to vote and too young to serve as president of the United States. For those of you who have not reviewed the U.S. Constitution recently, this places me at over eighteen and under thirty-five. Put into Penguins of Madagascar terms, you could think of me as being significantly older than Private while still being decades younger than Buck Rockgut.

Sex/gender: Male

Occupation:
Classified (thank you, Skipper!)

Political party:
Republican

Political ideology: Conservative

Religion: Christianity

Professional sports teams I support: Pittsburgh Penguins (2016 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS! LET'S GO PENS!), Pittsburgh Steelers (Super Bowl XLIII champions), Pittsburgh Pirates (2013 National League Wild Card champions—a great accomplishment after twenty-one years and the start of even better things to come)

U.S.
states visited: 14 (CT, NY, MA, RI, NJ, PA, MD, VT, NH, DE, VA, ME, WV, OH) and D.C.

Penguin species seen at zoos:
4 (African, Gentoo, Macaroni, King)

Penguins touched: 1 (African penguin at the National Aviary, September 2012)

Bats/throws: Right/right

Political and elections experience:
Former member of two appointed municipal committees (served 2009–2014 on one and 2011–2015 on the other); member of a Republican committee (currently serving fifth term); worked as an election official for all elections and primaries since 2009; have done volunteer work for political campaigns since 2008; explored running for a local elected board but ultimately withdrew when candidates with better experience stepped forward (though based on the way the election went, I probably would have won had I been nominated); have served twice as a delegate to conventions to nominate candidates for elected offices and once as a delegate to elect members to a party position; have never missed voting in any election or primary I've been eligible to vote in. I am not to blame for our having the current White House occupant as I voted for John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012. In the primaries held those years, I voted for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, respectively.

2016 presidential election comments (last updated 7/24/16): I supported Ted Cruz in the Republican primary. He would have made a great president, and hopefully will someday. I don't consider Donald Trump to be a real conservative, but against Hillary Clinton, I will reluctantly vote for the "Republican" Trump. If Trump is elected but acts like a liberal in office, I will hope for and support a conservative primary opponent in 2020. Someday America will elect its first female president, but voting for a woman just because she's a woman is ridiculous. And sexist. I hope instead that America's first female president will be a conservative, elected for her values and her vision, not her sex.

Likelihood of one day running for U.S. president: 5 percent (with the odds of winning quite unknown)

Special licenses:
I hold a Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation in the state of Connecticut, permitting me to operate any recreational, non-commercial vessel (boat) or personal watercraft in the state. Thanks to state law, I was able to receive my CPWO years before I could even apply for a driver's license.

Music preferences:
Generally conservative in music tastes, including classic rock, country, and some pop. I'm also a fan of various songs that have been hits throughout the decades from a variety of artists and genres.

Magazine subscriptions: National Review

Talk radio shows I sometimes listen to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Sean Hannity Show

Avatar image:
Skipper with a Pittsburgh Penguins logo on his chest. (I am a Penguins fan, and I guess Skipper is too! But if you really think about it, what other team could a penguin support?) In March 2014, I added the "PROUD CONSERVATIVE" part to reflect my conservative beliefs and to encourage others to learn about conservatism. (I believe Skipper and I agree politically as well. No scientist has ever discovered a liberal penguin, after all.) The red and blue patriotic flame above Skipper's flipper, added in January 2016, is the campaign logo of the candidate Skipper and I supported for president in the Republican primaries—Ted Cruz.

Other fandom-related accounts: Fanpop (SJF_Penguin2), deviantART (SJF-Penguin), YouTube (SJFPenguin1854), Twitter (@SJF_Penguin), Archive of Our Own (SJF_Penguin), Tumblr (sjf-penguin)

Date I became a fan of The Penguins of Madagascar: April 1, 2009 (with the episodes "Paternal Egg-Stinct" and "Happy King Julien Day!")

Favorite penguin: Skipper (he's also the one I'm most like—we both focus strongly on results. I am, however, not as paranoid, and I've never been to Denmark.)

Opinion on Skilene and other pairings:
I am a supporter of Skilene, although I generally write it as just a strong friendship with the occasional "hint" at something more in my stories. I do so as a matter of personal style mainly to keep in line with canon, to maintain continuity, and to allow readers to draw their own conclusions based on the characters' hints and interactions. I also believe that any feelings Skipper and Marlene might have for each other must first have a solid foundation in friendship and trust. However, I have broken from this "rule" of not directly revealing feelings with Skilene on three occasions: in my project A Skilene-Filled September, briefly in Beyond DNA, and in Operation: Fluffy Pink Sugar. As far as other pairings are concerned, I am not a shipper or an active supporter of Marlene's being with anyone but Skipper, but I am not against reading and enjoying a good story involving her and another beau if one happens to come my way. While for years I had no strong feelings either way about the possibility of a relationship between Kowalski and Doris, after watching the episode "The Penguin Who Loved Me," I will say that the idea of Dorski is kind of cute. I have no interest in slash pairings.

Original characters:
Because I try to avoid my writing conflicting with canon, most of my stories do not feature original characters. However, five of my stories feature OCs with significant roles. In Injustice, two Magellanic penguins, Louise and Norma, appear. East of Nowhere features the minor characters Paula, a hawk, and Lynne and Ray, Marlene's parents (although since everyone has parents, I didn't "create" these two per se, I just gave them names and roles within the story). Beyond DNA features my most major and personal favorite OC, Skipper's daughter, MaryRose, as well as three supporting human characters: Roland, Connie, and Katelyn. MaryRose returns in Operation: Fluffy Pink Sugar, a short sequel to Beyond DNA. Lastly, La Mademoiselle features Emmeline, a French female penguin. She was created by fellow author jackandjill2, who also wrote the first chapter of the story.

Middle and last names: While we do not know what the characters' real middle and last names are on the show (if they even have any), I have invented my own for the penguins, lemurs, and Marlene. Some of these names can be seen in a number of my stories, while others I haven't yet revealed.

Fandom motto: "Life, Liberty, and The Penguins of Madagascar." (Origin: The second sentence of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, which reads, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." For me, The Penguins of Madagascar is part of my "pursuit of happiness.")

Additional work: In addition to the fanfics published here, I have written a short Penguins of Madagascar fanfic that places a few non-fictional humans in a unique situation. Titled Getting Into Character, the 2013 story can be found on my Fanpop, deviantART, and Archive of Our Own accounts.

Random monthly trivia about me, updated for July 2016: Whenever possible, I wear sunglasses when walking down the street or when around a lot of people outside, mostly to avoid people or to hide my lack of interest in any smalltalk I've been unable to dodge.


Some information about me as a writer and some notes about my writing:

Background: I do not write fiction for a living, and until I decided to get involved with this website, I didn't really write any fiction at all. Until 2009, my writing experience was pretty much limited to writing non-fiction stories, features, and politically related opinion pieces. However, after taking an immediate liking to Nickelodeon's The Penguins of Madagascar cartoon in April 2009, my Internet searches related to the show in the weeks that followed eventually led me here and gave me my first exposure to the concept of fan fiction. It took watching only twenty-two episodes of The Penguins of Madagascar before I began to think that I might be able to develop some stories of my own, figuring that my skills as a non-fiction writer would help me come up with material and include some real-life elements in it. I acted on these thoughts by signing up for an account in July 2009, and before I knew it, I had written and published my first fanfic.

My approach to writing: Fan fiction, by its very nature, is written by authors as a labor of love. However, I believe in approaching it with as much seriousness, dedication, and pride as if I were writing non-fiction or being paid for my work. I have a healthy obsession with quality and accuracy and would consider myself to be at least moderately prescriptivist, especially as I learn new things. I own a copy of the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, and I strive to become more compliant with it each time that I write. But through it all, though I may be my own biggest critic and an occasional Monday-morning quarterback, I find that I am also a fan of my work and that I can surprise even myself sometimes.

When it comes to publishing, I differ from most fan fiction authors in that my full-length stories are not published as "works in progress," as I personally prefer to fully complete my stories behind the scenes before publishing any part of them. This is for two main reasons: (1) because I often write the scenes of my stories out of sequence, just as a movie is typically not filmed in the same order in which its scenes will eventually be placed; (2) because it allows me to ensure that the story as a whole works well and that it is without plot holes, errors, confusing content, or ideas I would have wished I had been able to include earlier. Once a story is complete, I then publish it on a chapter-by-chapter basis, most often by publishing one chapter every two days. On average, it takes between a few weeks and a few months to write a full-length story. (Please note that whenever I mark my stories as "complete," they are complete works that will not be updated further. This does not rule out the possibility of separate sequels, however.)

Unlike some authors, I practice a sort of "personal continuity" in my stories, meaning that no story I write will conflict with the events of one I've already written. (An exception to this rule is A Skilene-Filled September.) I like to think of my works as being extensions of the show and its continuity as well, though occasionally the show has later contradicted material I've written. (I Can't Set Foot in Denmark and Freedom Isn't Free are examples of my material later being contradicted by canon material.)

As for content, I do not write material that I would object to the characters actually experiencing. Though I have written of difficult and emotional situations, there are always resolutions to these situations, with friendship, trust, love, and/or brotherhood usually playing a role in the resolution. Although she has never read my fanfics, I would never write of anything that I could not defend to my nonagenarian grandmother. You will never find my stories in the M-rated section, a section to which I rarely dare even go myself.

My favorite work: My favorite among the fanfics I have written is my 2012 story Beyond DNA. I sometimes think that all the fan fiction work I did prior to writing the story was just practice to allow me to write it. The father-daughter relationship between Skipper and MaryRose, although I had the freedom to create it any way I wanted, still touches me whenever I think about it. Although the two stories are unrelated, Beyond DNA can be seen as having a similarity with my 2010 fanfic Injustice: the message that life is a beautiful thing and that all children deserve love. I have received more feedback in support of a sequel to Beyond DNA than any other story, and a short one, Operation: Fluffy Pink Sugar, was published on June 14, 2015.

Your feedback and support: I would like to thank all who have taken the time to read my stories, especially those who have posted reviews on them. A thorough review is the best payment I can get for writing fan fiction. I appreciate your support.

Find a typo or some other error in one of my stories? Whether big or small, please let me know about it. Unless it is something I did intentionally, I will likely edit the story to correct it.

If you enjoy one of my stories, please consider telling a friend about it or sharing a link on social media. FanFiction.net makes it easy to post links to websites like Facebook and Twitter with the "Share" button at the bottom of each chapter.

A special thank you to Fanpop's JediPenguin16 for drawing the artwork used as the cover image of A Skilene-Filled September. You can find the un-cropped version on Fanpop.

Open door policy: If you have any questions or comments about my stories, or if there is something you think I might be able to help you with, you may send a message to me. If a response is necessary, I can usually get back to you within twenty-four hours.


THE LATEST ON MY FAN FICTION WORK

CURRENT WRITING AND PUBLISHING STATUS (7/24/16): Maybe.

My most recent story: Operation: Fluffy Pink Sugar is a short sequel to my 2012 fanfic Beyond DNA. It was published on June 14, 2015. A lot of people asked me to write a sequel—please check it out!

My second most recent story: Operation: Short Stories is a collection of four short stories that I wrote between 2011 and 2013. It was published in September 2013.

Editing project: Since 2013, I have slowly been making mostly minor edits to my previously published works. I made the decision to edit in 2012 in order to better bring my older works into line with more recent practices and for general improvement. Although this editing means that some words will be added to, changed in, and cut from original versions (among other things), nothing important to any of the plots will be changing. Once a story is edited, an edit date will be added in brackets at the end of it.

As of October 13, 2015, the following stories have been edited:

  • Beyond DNA (October 13, 2015)
  • Paths Unknown (June 6, 2013)
  • "Mad, Mad Rico Blue" (May 10, 2013)
  • A Chance Encounter (May 10, 2013)
  • Please note that further edits on these stories are possible, and if any are made, the edit date will be updated both here and at the end of the story.

    The following work is currently being edited little by little:

  • A Skilene-Filled September (editing started November 2015)
  • The following stories have not yet been edited as part of this project but have had minor tweaks and/or typo corrections after publication:

  • Operation: Short Stories (December 31, 2013)
  • I Can't Set Foot in Denmark (October 5, 2012)
  • Hepatic Hero (September 28, 2012)
  • Injustice (September 26, 2012)
  • One Hundred Days of Drabbles: Double Time! (September 25, 2011)
  • Election Day (January 19, 2011)
  • Freedom Isn't Free (August 28, 2010)
  • Operation: Home Sweet Home (August 27, 2010)
  • Paging Doctor Skipper (April 27, 2010)
  • One Hundred Days of Drabbles (April 25, 2010)
  • Any changes made to new stories (those published beginning in 2015) will not be reported in this section, and these stories will have only the edit date in brackets to show that they were changed.

    Replies to anonymous reviewers (and to reviewers not accepting PMs): None at this time. Messages I have for reviewers I cannot otherwise reach I will post here for up to thirty days.


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    Writing quotes

    "I hate writing, I love having written."—Dorothy Parker

    "I spent all morning putting in a comma and all afternoon taking it out."—Oscar Wilde


    "Our Founding Fathers, here in this country, brought about the only true revolution that has ever taken place in man's history. Every other revolution simply exchanged one set of rulers for another set of rulers. But only here did that little band of men so advanced beyond their time that the world has never seen their like since, evolve the idea that you and I have within ourselves the God-given right and the ability to determine our own destiny. But freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it, and then hand it to them with the well-taught lessons of how they in their lifetime must do the same. And if you and I don't do this, then you and I may well spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it once was like in America when men were free."—Ronald Reagan, March 30, 1961

    "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."—Ronald Reagan, October 27, 1964


    Universal disclaimer: Due to this website being exclusively composed of fan fiction writings, I feel that it is unnecessary to post a disclaimer atop all my fanfics because I believe that the nature of this website implies such writings are nothing but works of fan fiction. However, I hereby state the following to serve as a universal disclaimer for all my writings here related to The Penguins of Madagascar TV show: I, the FanFiction.net user GrandOldPenguin, do not own the television show The Penguins of Madagascar or any of the characters thereof; all rights to said show's characters are held by its creators. While the plotlines of my fanfic stories are of my own invention, the characters involved within them, unless otherwise specified or reasonably implied, I do not own.

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    Normal by 100-YardStare reviews
    Adjusting into becoming a productive member of society was hard enough before a horde of octopuses broke my window, then came back to kidnap me. Now I have to play assistant for their leader, Dave, who disguises himself as Dr. Octavius Brine to all the other humans of the world that don't know any better. I'm just taking this one day at a time, or else I'll lose my sanity.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 124,328 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 10/7/2015 - Published: 4/13/2015 - OC, Dave - Complete
    Escapades on the Book of Faces by Peach Italian Ice reviews
    What would happen if our cute and cuddly friends were on Facebook? After consulting with Kowalski, I can now say there's an 82% chance of insanity.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 10,419 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 7/11/2015 - Published: 4/9/2012
    The Sun Chronicles: The Speed of Darkness by Cudabear reviews
    (AU - Book 1) Skipper's got secrets; a past he only wanted to hide. When Manfredi one day returns, everything Skipper had hoped for gets shattered. His team is launched headfirst into his past, battling for a power strong enough to conquer the world. Struggling to both keep Manfredi sane and evade the pursuit of Alice, Skipper works to finish what he started nearly two years ago.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: T - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 59 - Words: 159,397 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/10/2012 - Published: 9/19/2009 - Skipper, Marlene, Alice, Manfredi - Complete
    Hell Hath No Fury by Wildgoose1 reviews
    Fire, adventure, and revenge make for a good story. Then throw in three otter pups and see how the mix comes out. Book cover artwork was created by JV's Jack with regard to my OC's in this story.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 128,898 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12/7/2011 - Published: 5/5/2011 - Skipper
    Private the Pirate by penamegeneric reviews
    The walls between fantasy and reality break as the private decides to teach the boring strategist about loosing up. Set during Madagascar.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,934 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/22/2011 - Private, Kowalski - Complete
    Deviations by Wildgoose1 reviews
    The lives of some of the zoo's residents are turned inside out by "backwoods magic."
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 149,314 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/24/2011 - Published: 9/27/2010 - Skipper, Marlene
    Flashback Series Part 3: Too Late to Say 'Oops' by jackandjill2 reviews
    Skipper's made the biggest mistake of his life - and he doesn't even know it until a certain female penguin gets temporarily transferred to the zoo, along with... you'll find out if you just click on the blue letters above...
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 20,862 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/19/2010 - Published: 7/21/2010 - Skipper, Private - Complete
    Paternity Pursuit by Wildgoose1 reviews
    Marlene finds herself in a serious dilema and must rely on the penguins for assistance.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 59,362 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/29/2010 - Published: 6/2/2010 - Skipper, Marlene
    Sleeping with the Enemy by JV's Jack reviews
    The penguins have faced danger and adventure before many times. But this could be their biggest threat ever when a charming and rather foxy penguin is introduced to their habitat. A new member of the zoo? Or is there more than meets the eye?
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 26,726 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/21/2009 - Published: 7/15/2009 - Skipper, Marlene - Complete
    Skipper's Log by Esperata reviews
    So how did Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private come together anyway? Marlene finds Skipper's log and finds out. Contains skilene later on.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 25 - Words: 16,687 - Reviews: 232 - Favs: 141 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 9/28/2009 - Published: 6/8/2009 - Complete
    Eternal September by Cellytron reviews
    The internet may not be big enough to hold King Julien's ego! When he comes into possession of a laptop, he does more than just steal the penguins' bandwidth. This is what early internet pioneers dreaded. COMPLETE!
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,332 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 13 - Published: 8/9/2009 - King Julien, Kowalski - Complete
    Code Sepia by Cellytron reviews
    CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR "ROOMIES". Never swim alone. A phrase, a credo, a way of life, a staple of their existence. Code Sepia overrode it. Shredded it. Decimated it. Rated T for a bit of language and some potentially heavy stuff.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,996 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/12/2009 - Complete
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    Operation: Fluffy Pink Sugar reviews
    Marlene's dream of adopting a child comes true when she meets her daughter for the first time. A short sequel to "Beyond DNA."
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,750 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/14/2015 - [Skipper, Marlene] OC - Complete
    Operation: Short Stories reviews
    A collection of four short "Penguins of Madagascar" stories written 2011–13.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,703 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 9/23/2013 - Published: 9/13/2013 - Skipper, Marlene, Kowalski, Private - Complete
    La Mademoiselle reviews
    When the zoo temporarily acquires a foreign visitor, Julien helps to bridge the divide—and in more ways than one. First chapter by jackandjill2.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,235 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/11/2012 - Published: 3/26/2012 - King Julien, OC - Complete
    Beyond DNA reviews
    When parental responsibility is thrust upon Skipper, he considers it his most important mission ever. But what happens when the mission changes?
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,547 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 1/15/2012 - Published: 1/1/2012 - Skipper, OC - Complete
    Paths Unknown reviews
    The events of September 11, 2001, unfold and are observed from the penguins' perspective.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,646 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 17 - Published: 9/11/2011 - Complete
    Hepatic Hero reviews
    When Private is suddenly stricken with a life-threatening medical condition, a radical solution is the only remedy.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,314 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/15/2011 - Published: 5/13/2011 - Skipper, Private - Complete
    East of Nowhere reviews
    Traveling together to California, Skipper and Marlene are abruptly thrust into the Colorado wilderness. Together, they'll have to rely on the bond between them as they face the unknown and all its challenges.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,548 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/19/2011 - Published: 3/1/2011 - Skipper, Marlene - Complete
    Injustice reviews
    When the penguins learn that a female penguin at the Bronx Zoo plans to crush her egg, the team takes action across the city to save the life of the unborn chick. Note: This story promotes a pro-life message.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,968 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/9/2010 - Complete
    A Skilene-Filled September reviews
    If Skipper and Marlene really do like each other, what would "the moment" that they finally confess their feelings be like? Each day in September 2010, I wrote one possible scenario for the beginning of their relationship. Further details inside.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 30 - Words: 29,693 - Reviews: 274 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 9/30/2010 - Published: 9/1/2010 - [Skipper, Marlene] - Complete
    One Hundred Days of Drabbles: Double Time! reviews
    Each day from February 1 until May 11, 2010, I wrote a 200-word "double-drabble" story based on "The Penguins of Madagascar." Please see the note atop the first chapter for the rules which I followed on this project.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,024 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 5/11/2010 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
    Operation: Home Sweet Home reviews
    Marlene is devastated when she learns that she is going to be transferred to another zoo. But Skipper promised her months before that she would never be taken from the Central Park Zoo, and he isn't about to fail a friend—or his duty.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,250 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/29/2010 - Published: 1/25/2010 - Skipper, Marlene - Complete
    Life After Love reviews
    Confused about her feelings and herself, Marlene looks to Skipper for answers after her date with Fred the squirrel. This story takes place immediately after the TV episode "Otter Things Have Happened."
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,017 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/27/2009 - Skipper, Marlene - Complete
    One Hundred Days of Drabbles reviews
    From September 7 until December 15, 2009, I wrote a 100-word drabble about "The Penguins of Madagascar" each and every day. Please refer to the note at the top of the first chapter for the rules I followed throughout the process.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,702 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12/15/2009 - Published: 9/16/2009 - Complete
    Election Day reviews
    Julien challenges Skipper to be the penguins' leader on Election Day, but when Rico's absence sets up a tie situation between them, Marlene must be the deciding vote. Marlene is soon frustrated with Skipper's and Julien's antics at trying to get her vote.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 20,308 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/3/2009 - Published: 10/22/2009 - Skipper, Marlene, King Julien - Complete
    Freedom Isn't Free reviews
    Feeling sorry for Marlene after she had gone wild in Central Park, Skipper sets out to give her another shot at leaving the zoo. Can he pull it off? And at what cost? The plot of this story immediately follows the actual TV episode "Otter Gone Wild."
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,634 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/27/2009 - Published: 9/24/2009 - Skipper, Marlene - Complete
    A Chance Encounter reviews
    Marlene meets the penguins for the first time when she gets lost and accidentally stumbles into their habitat. The penguins first take the intruding otter captive, but Skipper soon sees Marlene for who she really is.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,373 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/7/2009 - Skipper, Marlene - Complete
    Mad, Mad Rico Blue reviews
    A parody of the Jim Croce song "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" starring Rico as the tough bird that he is.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 609 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Published: 8/15/2009 - Rico - Complete
    Paging Doctor Skipper reviews
    In this dramatic story of friendship and trust, Marlene calls upon Skipper to perform surgery when she believes she has breast cancer. Some light humor acts as comic relief to both the reader and characters involved. Rating widely for thematic material.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,865 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/30/2009 - Skipper, Marlene - Complete
    I Can't Set Foot in Denmark reviews
    In this story set to take place directly after the actual TV episode "Launchtime," Kowalski and Private try to convince a reluctant Skipper to tell them why he is not allowed in Denmark. After some initial resistance, Skipper tells the others his story.
    Penguins of Madagascar - Rated: K - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,277 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/10/2009 - Skipper - Complete