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Joined 08-25-09, id: 2061216, Profile Updated: 01-10-13
Author has written 9 stories for Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Firefly, and John Carter.

Hello:

Figured it was about time I did something with this page.

I'm slightly atypical for a fan-fic writer.

First of all, I’m a little older than most, exactly how old is my secret, but let it suffice to say that I’m a Viet-Nam Veteran and my Father was a WWII Veteran; so go figure.

Secondly, I never even finished high school, let alone went to college. I did, however earn a GED while in the military. I can’t, in all honesty, say that if I had it to do all over again I’d do it differently. I know myself too well and I’d probably still be the same headstrong rebellious individual that I was, back when I was “young and dumb.” Every thing I've learned has been through life and reading and studying on my own. Seems to me you “internalize” what you learn better that way, but my advice to any youngsters would be to stay in school and get all the education you can. It will make things a lot easier in the long run.

Thirdly, I haven’t watched regular network broadcast TV in over 20 years. I live in a rather remote mountainous area, where airwave or cable TV is not available. I have a satellite system and subscribe to high speed internet, but from what the majority of television consists of these days, I don’t feel it’s worth subscribing to. I do have a television set, however, to watch DVD’s on.

The way I found out about “Firefly” was because one day, about two years ago, I went to town to stock up on supplies. While in a Costco store I noticed a DVD set about the “Sarah Connor Chronicles.” It aroused my curiosity so I bought it. After watching it, I became intrigued with the character “Cameron” (Played by Summer Glau) so I began searching to see if this unknown actress (to me at the time) had been in anything else. The rest is history.

I’ve always liked science fiction. As a young boy my favorite books were the Jules Vern, H.G. Wells and particularly the Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter of Mars stories, which were written starting in 1912 and are what most all modern day Sci-Fi where in part inspired by. From Superman to Avatar. From Star Wars to Terminator. An interesting example is that “John Carter,” back in 1912 became the savior of the Martian races and nearly 70 years latter “John Connor” became the savior of the human race. In the Mars books, the name for a Martian tribal chieftain was “Jed” or “Jeddak”...Hmm, ever wonder where the term “Jedi” came from?

John Carter was a Civil War veteran that somehow got teleported to Mars (Barsoom) and because of the change in environment had super powers there. Decades latter somebody (Superman) came to Earth from another planet, with basically the same effect. I could go on and on.

My other interests, other than science fiction have been, or still are, “Figure Eight” stock car racing (when I was much younger), Motocross Racing (Also when younger), Rock Climbing, Hiking (Long 3 day or more hikes), Animals (Had a pet wolf one time, that lived to be 18 years old) and most recently (Last 10 years or so), Aviation.

I presently hold a commercial pilot certificate, with multi engine land, multi engine sea, instrument, tail wheel and CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) ratings with 8,523 hrs. logged flight time. I’ve competed in aerobatic competitions in a Pitts S-1S and have had the honor of flying in a specially built “two place” WWII North American P-51 Mustang. It cost me over ten grand to get trained and fully “checked out” in a P-51 and it may seem a bit silly, as I’ll probably never get to fly one solo (An airworthy P-51 will cost you about 1.5-2 mill and they don’t rent them), but it’s an “aviation thing.” If you don’t fly, you simply wouldn't understand.

I have a Bellanca, “Citabria” 7GCBC. It’s a fairly good “bush plane,” for operating out of back country and mountain airstrips in Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Oregon but you can also do limited aerobatics in it, plus it’s relatively economical to fly and maintain.

I’m currently endeavoring to build a fully aerobatic Pitts Model 12, that will have a 400 HP, Russian Vedeneyev M-14P Radial Engine, when I get it done, if that ever happens. Money is a lot tighter than it was and I’m starting to think that my daughter will end up inheriting it, before it ever gets completed.


Well from what I see on most other author’s profile pages, I guess I’m suppose to list all my favorite TV shows, but since I don’t watch TV, we’ll dispense with that. Back in the day, however, when I did watch the “boob tube,” I was a fanatical Star Trek fan. (The original one with William Shatner) The “Next Generation” was ok and I did watch it, but Picard and Data just never measured up to Kirk and Spock in my book. I also really liked Ba Ba Black Sheep, Twilight Zone, Mission Impossible, The Untouchables, Get Smart, I Spy and the old Science Fiction Theater, if anyone remembers that. It ran from 1955-1957.

As far as movies go, well there’s a lot of them I liked. My favorites would have to be; the Star Trek Movies, the Star Wars Series (the first ones with Carrie Fisherand Harrison Ford), Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, the Alien Movies, Time Machine (the original and the Remake), Journey to the Center of the Earth(Original and Remake), The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur, The Robe, Kelley’s Hero’s, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (the one with Kirk Douglas Sr. and James Mason), all the old Clint Eastwood westerns, the first two “Terminator” movies, Avatar, Titanic, The Wind and the Lion, Hunt for Red October, Dr. Strangelove, The Aviator, Flyboys, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, The Vikings (with Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis), Taras Bulba (the old one with Yul Brynner) anything that Bruce Dern was in, Return of the King, Conan the Barbarian (The ones with Arnold) and just for laughs, The Conqueror (John Wayne played Genghis Khan. He was so out of character and it was so bad, it was actually fun to watch).

I always liked movies about War, Cowboys & Indians, Aviation, Knights and old Barbarian type stuff with swords and such. Never really cared for stuff about magic and fantasy, although I really liked all the Hobbit movies, cause they were so well done. I can’t stand all the “Super Cop” stuff, Like “Dirty Harry” etc, with the exception of the old “Untouchables” TV series.

Science Fiction, however was always my favorite and always took precedence.


I’m still wanting to do a short story about Mal taking River to get her teeth fixed. (after Brian, one of Niska’s goons, knocked her two front ones out in “Hero Complex.”) As of the end of “Perfect Sunset,” it’s going on two months (story time) since they were knocked out, but I can’t seem to get past the idea of her just having a total meltdown, from having to sit in a dentist’s chair. That, combined with my lack of time, might compel me to just make mention, in the main story, that it has been taken care of, off screen. But I’ll still keep it in mind; I can always add it in later, as it would be a separate story.


My Stories: As of 10/04/11

The Story of a Life:

This was my first attempt at anything. While I think I was doing ok with, it was poorly planed and I ended up "writing myself into a corner" so to speak. Also there were several elements in the story that I was not happy with. The story is not actually abandoned, but I really don’t know when I will be able to start back up with it. When I do, it will require a major overhaul, of many parts.

It will be basically the same and all of my major OC’s will still be there, in their respective roles. Sgt. Mc Cook, the mysterious Freyja Björnsdóttir and Allison’s pet wolves. Young Future John will still have his short lived high school romance with Tammy Woodward, but there needs to be a lot of changes.

Firefly Season one:

Yes, I’m still working on it, but demands on my time have reached the level of absolute absurdity. The good news is that I don’t think it can get any worse; I’ve hit "rock bottom," in that respect, and things can only get better, eventually.

Like I mentioned, in the authors notes, I do not intend to post a single chapter, until they are all ready to go. That way I can give a better guarantee that the updates will come in a more timely manner, without any ridiculously long delays in the middle of an episode. Also, like I mentioned before, the individual chapters will be much shorter but there will be more per episode. (Anywhere from 1,500 to 5,000 words, as opposed to 10,000, like before).

The next episode is about 85% complete (Nine chapters done, with only one or two more to go), but I can’t give any guarantees as to how long that will take.

Recompense:

A supplemental story to "Firefly Season One." While it is based on events from the first 3 episodes from the afore mentioned story, it can be read independent of it, but it’s better to read the other one first.(first three episodes.) Its basically a short story (2 Chapters) about Jayne buying Kaylee a new dress, to replace the famous "Pink Layercake" one that got ruined as a result of one of his indiscretions. Also a few flashbacks to Simon and River’s life prior to her going to the Academy.

Public Health Message, Shadow 2504:

This is not actually a "story," per-sei, but a reproduction of a public awareness health pamphlet, that one might find in a doctor’s office waiting room, on the planet Shadow in the year 2504. It describes a hideous and fatal affliction, from Shadow’s past, that was thought to be extinct, but could be making a comeback. It is also intended as a supplement to "Firefly Season One," but you might find it interesting reading, even if you have not read the latter.

The Mars stories:

These are simply a posting of the first four books of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ "Barsoom Series;" A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, Warlord of Mars and "Thuvia, Maid of Mars." All four book exist within the public domain, so no copyright infringement is possible.

Last spring I had the opportunity to see the Walt Disney movie "John Carter." I liked the movie, but it was a far cry from the books it was based on. The basic storyline and the basic character, of the main characters, was a lot different than in the books. Disney took a lot of liberties with the original story, that I didn’t particularly care for. It was far too "Disneyfied" for my tastes.

So I decided to post the original stories, for the benefit of those that saw the movie but have never read the original ERB version.

The number of "hits" and "visitors" I was getting on the first three (The Dejah Thoris/John Carter trilogy) was pretty high, considering the small size of that particular fan site, but dropped off considerably with "Thuvia, Maid of Mars," as this book had very little to do with the movie and centered around John Carter’s half Martian son, Carthoris and Thuvia of Ptarth. I was thinking of posting the next book in the series and the last one that’s public domain; "Chessmen of Mars," but as the response to Thuvia was so poor, I’m not sure if I will bother with it. It’s only copying and posting another work, but still somewhat time consuming, of what precious little time I have available.

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Born to Fight by River2027 reviews
Season 3. In the Born to Fight finale: Skynet has been defeated, leaving John with nothing left to live for. But a surprise gift from Weaver and John Henry may give him the one thing he desires most.
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 61 - Words: 335,974 - Reviews: 1010 - Favs: 336 - Follows: 202 - Updated: 12/7/2015 - Published: 4/12/2009 - John C. - Complete
Forward by Peptuck reviews
Following the Miranda broadwave, there's only one direction for Malcolm Reynolds and his crew to go. Part Nine: Wrath: Cornered on Persephone, River faces both the dark products of the Academy, and her own inner demons. Post-BDM, Series.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 78 - Words: 508,921 - Reviews: 1704 - Favs: 1,354 - Follows: 1,185 - Updated: 5/4/2013 - Published: 2/27/2008 - River
After by Gavrilo-Princip
Post-movie, there's only one way it realistically ends. Multiple Character Deaths, M for Language and Violence.
Firefly - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,069 - Favs: 6 - Published: 10/24/2011 - Complete
Century by King Steve reviews
Sequel to Judgement's Dawn. Forced apart by tragedy, John Connor is thrust into the horrors of the Skynet work camps, whilst Cameron searches for her lost love. I strongly recommend reading Judgement's Dawn before reading this, so it'll make sense.
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Angst - Chapters: 33 - Words: 258,070 - Reviews: 528 - Favs: 165 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 9/20/2010 - Published: 5/16/2009 - John C., Cameron - Complete
That Which We Call Fate by ElusiveSanity reviews
Immediate sequel to my first story, "Irony, thy Name is Cameron" which took place post Born to Run. The Connors begin to prepare for Judgment day, while John continues to grow into the future leader he's destined to become. Yes, lots of Jameron too.
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 85,573 - Reviews: 370 - Favs: 194 - Follows: 145 - Updated: 8/11/2010 - Published: 7/15/2009 - John C., Cameron - Complete
Terminator: Rebirth by Casobs2 reviews
Everything will change, everything has changed. They haven't seen each other for two years. As the world around them dies, They must realize the new people in themselves, and give birth to a new world.
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 32,794 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 3/30/2010 - Published: 5/5/2009 - John C., Cameron
Final Days by Enigma6482 reviews
John Connor's fate and the fate of the entire world are forever changed by the actions of a solitary Terminator. Takes place days before Cameron is sent back in time and will chronicle events before her appearnce and after her time travel back.
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 73 - Words: 204,833 - Reviews: 283 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 3/27/2010 - Published: 5/27/2009 - John C., Cameron - Complete
In the Hands of an Angry Machine by JMHthe3rd reviews
John makes a mistake that has grave consequences. Can he make things right? Set at the end of "Earthlings Welcome Here" and quickly goes AU. A bit John/Cameron centric, but all the characters get their share of the spotlight. I'd appreciate any feedback.
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 21 - Words: 135,144 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 7/26/2009 - Published: 1/22/2009 - John C., Cameron - Complete
Irony, Thy Name is Cameron by ElusiveSanity reviews
My vision of what happens after Born to Run. Begins at the end of the episode, and continues on. My very first fan fiction. John/Cameron
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 57,111 - Reviews: 283 - Favs: 270 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 7/6/2009 - Published: 6/6/2009 - John C., Cameron - Complete
Judgement's Dawn by King Steve reviews
A Prequel to Liberation Day. All their previous efforts have failed and Judgement Day is upon them. Follow John and Cameron's development together as they start the fight back against Skynet. Jameron.
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 121,150 - Reviews: 243 - Favs: 204 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 5/3/2009 - Published: 7/21/2008 - John C., Cameron - Complete
Angry Ghosts and Jayne's Shadow by Hickumu reviews
He doesn't knw why she's following him. Shooting where he tells her, doing what he says. After all that he's done, to her and to those she cares about. Plus, she's still mighty morbid and creepifying...post movie, Jayne/River SOMETHING, not something nice
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,086 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/2/2008 - Published: 5/30/2008 - River, Jayne - Complete
Liberation Day by King Steve reviews
Judgement Day was when the war started, Liberation Day marks it's end. What will John and Cameron do with no more Skynet to fight?
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 23,310 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 7/1/2008 - Published: 6/3/2008 - John C., Cameron - Complete
Prodigal by Dyce reviews
PostMiranda, the crew adjust to the changes in their lives and their 'verse. As the storms caused by the Miranda Clip escalate, the families they left behind have to be faced as a new one comes together on Serenity. Last in the Horseshoe Nails series
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 45,607 - Reviews: 316 - Favs: 535 - Follows: 469 - Updated: 6/11/2008 - Published: 10/12/2007 - Jayne, River
Miranda by Dyce reviews
The Big Damn Movie, but the altered bonds between the crew make it play out very differently as old relationships strengthen and new ones are formed. Fourth in the Horseshoe Nails series.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 124,933 - Reviews: 574 - Favs: 755 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 3/18/2007 - Published: 1/29/2007 - River, Jayne - Complete
River's Sketchbook by Clecky reviews
River shows off her art to an appreciative audience.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,861 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/7/2007 - Mal - Complete
Bank Job by Dyce reviews
A teaparty, a card game, a bank robbery and the last appearance of the Blue Hands. River and Jayne's relationship begins to take shape. Covers an alternate version of 'Serenity: Those Left Behind'. 3rd in the Horseshoe Nail series.
Firefly - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 23,175 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 480 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 12/17/2006 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Jayne, River - Complete
Kinship by Dyce reviews
Jayne gets more attached to River, Simon and Inara become friends, and Mal is most unhappy. This is a sequel to 'Two Gorram Days',covering the time between 'Objects in Space' and 'Serenity: Those Left Behind'. PreRayne. 2nd in the Horseshoe Nail series.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 33,705 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 603 - Follows: 68 - Published: 12/13/2006 - Jayne, River - Complete
Two Gorram Days by Dyce reviews
PostObjects in Space, preSerenity. Jayne is left all alone with a bad leg and a crazy girl for two days. It doesn't go as badly as it could. First in the Horseshoe Nail series.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,353 - Reviews: 207 - Favs: 1,030 - Follows: 83 - Published: 12/4/2006 - Jayne, River - Complete
The Whole Of The Thing by Dyce reviews
After Miranda, Jayne sees River differently. Vignette, complete.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,100 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 185 - Follows: 16 - Published: 11/24/2006 - Jayne, River - Complete
The Hustle by EreshkigalGirl reviews
While in town, Mal and Jayne decide to engage in a friendly game of pool with some of the locals. River helps. Rating for language.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,252 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/27/2005
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Firefly Season One reviews
War Crimes 10; Mal and Inara "have it out", River has another fit and Zoe makes a sudden and strange reversal in attitude, toward Cariss.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 189,477 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 6/1/2011
Book Five of ERB's Mars series Chessmen of Mars reviews
The final Barsoom book that exists within the "publc domain," Centers around "Tara of Helium;" John Carter's half Martian daughter.
John Carter - Rated: K - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 24 - Words: 88,462 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/5/2013 - Complete
Public Health Message, Shadow 2504 reviews
A suplement to "Firefly Season One."
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,088 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 9/24/2012 - Complete
Thuvia, Maid of Mars Fourth Book of the Barsoom Series reviews
The Princess of Ptarth is abducted and Carthoris is implicated. The son of John Carter searches for her while six nations prepare for war. Thuvia of Ptarth/Carthoris
John Carter - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 52,065 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/22/2012 - Complete
Warlord of Mars, The third book of the series reviews
Starts right where the former book left off, with Dejah Thoris entombed in the "Temple on the Sun." John battles across Barsoom, from the South Pole to the North, is search of her. Introduces Barsoom's "Yellow Race."
John Carter - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 60,615 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/20/2012 - Complete
The Gods of Mars The second book
Begins where the movie and the book "A Princess of Mars" left off. John returns to Mars
John Carter - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 23 - Words: 86,122 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/18/2012 - Published: 7/16/2012 - Complete
A Princess of Mars First EBR Mars book reviews
The Original ERB work on which the movie was based. As it's in the "public domain," I decided to post it for the bennefit of those who have never read it and would like to and for the convience of those who might want to refer to it, for ideas for their own stories... Enjoy...
John Carter - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 29 - Words: 70,208 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/16/2012 - Published: 7/15/2012 - Complete
Recompense reviews
Complete / Jayne, begrudgingly, makes amends for damages to certain crew members, brought about by a previous "indiscretion" of his. / A few glimpses into Simon and River's life, prior to the "Academy." A shadow or two of Mal's "ghosts of the past".
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 20,981 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/5/2011 - Published: 10/3/2011 - Complete
The Story of a Life reviews
#1 of a 3 book series. From before Camerons conception to her and Johns end. Jameron in time. Book 1 Story of a Life will focus mainly on Camerons progenitor, Allison Young with Cameron Comming in toward the end. Sci-Fi/Romance/Action/Supernatural
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 177,854 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 9/23/2010 - Published: 8/28/2009