Rock Scorpion
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Joined 07-27-09, id: 2024801, Profile Updated: 06-02-10
Author has written 8 stories for Firefly, and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.

Hello.

Thanks for taking a look.

Hope you enjoyed the story.

Rock Scorpion! That's a dumb name!

Yes, yes it is. But I hope that it is appropriate for the sort of stories I try to write: structurally sound with a sting in the tail.

Know your canon, respect your characters, but don't let anything get in the way of a good yarn.

This is my rule for writing fanfic. I am not sure if it is a popular opinion but it's mine and I intend to stick to it.

Fight for Life.

This BtVS story is no more. It was going to be a trilogy starting with 'Bad Blood', followed by a story called 'Damnation Dance' and concluded with a story called 'Falling Forever'. You can find BB below but I stopped writing half-way through DD and withdrew the posting. Buffy is over. It was great while it lasted but it's gone. Time to move on. It's a pity because I had some interesting story ideas that still percolate up from the depths from time to time: Giles moving back to England and setting up a detective agency, Oz running into migrating sasquatches in Washington state and a Spike and Druscilla story set in the 1800's during the California gold rush. Best to let sleeping dogs lie. But just think, Spike in a stetson... Come on! Sheriff Big-Bad. Stakes and Six-shooters at the Sunnydale Sundowner. That might still be worth doing.

Firefly

I have posted a few one-offs and a story called 'Symbols of Freedom' that is the beginning of a post-BDM (Big Damn Movie) second season. The more I write of this second season the more stories come to mind. It's starting to scare me. I think I might never get to the end. Five hundred good words a day, that's the mission.

I am very proud of one of the stories called 'Black on Black'. If you haven't read it and know your Firefly 'verse than please give it a look. Though don't read the reviews first as some of them completley spoil the ending. Not complaining about getting reviews - would never do that - just throwing out a little warning.

A little bit about myself.

I live in Belfast, Northern Ireland and I work in medical research. I adore microscopes the way some people love mobile phones and cars. I started learning Tai Chi in the New Year and am also training for my shodan grade in Aikido. I like to swim, cycle, camp in the mountains and daydream with intent. I also have a fundamental character flaw - I am completely intrigued by professional wrestling; am currently watching TNA self-implode: so much potential for entertainment - too many coke-heads at the wheel.

That's it.

Take it easy

RS

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Ghost Ship reviews
Mal and the crew come across a derelict ship floating in deep space. Surely nothing could go wrong if they indulge in a little innocent salvaging? Post-BDM. S2:Ep2.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Horror - Chapters: 14 - Words: 20,991 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 8/27/2010 - Published: 7/6/2010 - Mal, River
Black on Black A love story reviews
PLEASE NOTE: the reviews contain spoilers.
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,397 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Published: 5/20/2010 - Wash, Zoe W. - Complete
Big Trouble For A Little Man Called Wash reviews
Pre-BDM one-off set soon after 'Out of Gas'.
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 877 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/14/2010 - Wash, Mal - Complete
The Blackened Sky reviews
A short story set between the battle of Serenity Valley and the purchase of the Firefly ship.
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 1,912 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/22/2009 - Published: 12/21/2009 - Mal, Zoe W. - Complete
The Miracle Stone of Saint Algernon reviews
Book and Jayne make a deal. Pre-BDM one-off.
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,345 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/14/2009 - Jayne, Book - Complete
Fight For Life Part One: Bad Blood reviews
When Giles mysteriously goes missing Buffy and Anya cast a spell to locate him and are drawn into an epic journey all the way to Hell and back. Set during season 5.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 38 - Words: 50,839 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/30/2009 - Published: 8/31/2009 - Buffy S., Anya J. - Complete
Who Is Less Afraid reviews
A one-shot featuring Xander set in the final few minutes of the Season Three episode "The Zeppo".
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 8,783 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/16/2009 - Xander H. - Complete
Symbols of Freedom reviews
The crew are less than a week from being floating corpses. But just as the most important deal of their lives is about to go down Mal disappears and Simon is forced to take his place. Post BDM. S2:Ep1.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Western - Chapters: 5 - Words: 28,653 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 8/2/2009 - Published: 7/29/2009 - Mal, Simon - Complete