Evelyn Brightpaw
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Joined 09-02-09, id: 2071224, Profile Updated: 01-07-15
Author has written 18 stories for Redwall, Doctor Who, Mummy, Batman Begins/Dark Knight, Shakespeare, Avengers, and Batman.

Hey, you’re reading about me! =P Which means either you’re bored at 2:00 AM, or you've read enough of my fics to develop an interest in me. I’ll try to keep this entertaining for the bored people while including enough relevant facts for the interested people. Sound cool to you?

Okay. Here goes. Yes, I'm from Kentucky, and let me clear up some common misconceptions right away: OBVIOUSLY, I own a computer, and have access to electricity, running water, and indoor plumbing. OBVIOUSLY, I know how to read and write. I DO own shoes, at least 18 pairs; I have ALL my teeth; I DO NOT chew tobacco, nor do I use any tobacco product. I DO NOT exist solely on Mountain Dew, despite what one may hear on some documentaries; I DO NOT speak in phrases such as "shoot-fire!" or "Lawd ha' mercy!"; I REFUSE to wear overalls; I am NOT going to marry my cousin; I don't own livestock; I hate most modern country music because it glorifies the "hillbilly" stereotype; I DO NOT own anything with a Rebel Flag emblem on it; and most importantly, I DO bathe. Thank you. =P

I’m a bit of a romantic, VERY nostalgic, and I’m currently trying to recreate the world circa 1995 in my house. I just finished grad school. I play violin. My boyfriend has long hair and likes to pretend he’s secretly a member of Metallica. Books, flannel shirts, Pearl Jam, and Jack Russell Terriers are a few of my favorite things.

I’m a Jesus Freak, and it’s not even remotely a secret. Christ is my life. I’m crazy in love with Him. Seriously, come to the Jesus side, we have all the cookies. And all the cheesecake, which is great, because that’s my favorite.

Now. All that writing jazz.

As you may be able to tell by the selection of fanfiction I offer, I love Doctor Who, the Redwall series, Shakespeare, the Avengers, and Batman. I’m pretty attached to the Joker-Harley relationship, but I’m not opposed to OC pairings, if they’re done tastefully. And that’s the key word. Please, no Mary Sues with Mistah J.

I’ve been a voracious reader all my life, so really, I've been influenced by everyone; but I have a handful of VERY significant influences who are visible in my writing. You could say that Brian Jacques (of the Redwall series) taught me how to describe the landscape of nature, and Stephen King taught me how to describe the landscape of a character’s psyche. Put those two together, plus some plot techniques I picked up from Shakespeare, plus some scene setups taken from TV and film convention, plus a healthy dose of sarcasm ala Vivian Vande Velde, and you've got my style.

Music is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL to who I am and to my writing. I’ll listen to anything once, but my favorite genre is '90s grunge rock, followed closely by late '60s classic rock.

My absolute FAVORITE books, in the order in which they appear on my bookshelf:

And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians) and Death Comes As the End, by Agatha Christie; The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer; Dracula, by Bram Stoker; Gone With The Wind, by Margaret Mitchell; Homer's The Illiadand The Oddyssey; Virgil's The Aeneid; Pygmalion, G.B. Shaw; The Scarlet Pimpernel, by the Baroness Orcszy; the ENTIRE Redwallseries, by Brian Jacques; the Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis; the Montmorencyseries, by Eleanor Updale; the Hollow Kingdom Trilogy, by Clare Dunkle; Being Dead, Dragon's Bait, Heir Apparent, A Well Timed Enchantment, and A Hidden Magic, all by Vivian Vande Velde; The Stand and The Shining by Stephen King; Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte; The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien; the Chronicles of Prydain, by Lloyd Alexander; and the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.

While we're at it, I should mention that my poetic influences include John Donne, Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, Walt Whitman, and especially the glorious John Keats, who I consider my literary soul mate. And as far as drama, you can't go wrong with Shakespeare; I also enjoy John Gay's The Beggar's Opera and Arthur Miller's The Crucible, as well as Broadway - The Secret Garden, Jekyll and Hyde, Cats, Sweeney Todd, The Fantasticks, and Into the Woods. If we're talking movies, my absolute favorite is The Mummy ('90s version, not Karloff). Back in elementary school, my friends and I sort of got obsessed with it and memorized the whole thing - I can still quote it verbatim. The Mummy Returns was good... Scorpion King is iffy, but it makes me laugh. The "third mummy movie" is not even qualified to be called a MOVIE, because a MOVIE has something called a "script" and something else called a "plot," neither of which can be found in Dragon Emperor. If you want to burn it as much as I do, ...I dunno. Maybe we can start a club and go terrorize the writers together. Other than that... Star Wars is the best movie series ever; The Road To El Dorado is the best cartoon movie ever (outside Disney classics), and in the realm of Disney, I'm a Beauty and the Beast fan, myself. Actually, I’ll probably love anything starring Brendan Fraser, Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, or Tom Hiddleston (who might be the perfect human).

There is one big thing I do want to address before you get too disinterested. Recently, I've gotten some questions from some people who proof my stories here at home, and I thought they were worth addressing on here for all of you. I was asked why, if I’m such a big Jesus Freak, do I use curse words in my writing? (The question was, of course, prompted by the Joker story “Glycerine,” which sort of has an explosion of language in it.) The answer is, simply put, that I write about real people. Yes, I am a Christian, and my faith is everything to me; and I don’t use curse words in my own speech. That’s not who I am. But I’d be a pretty sucky writer if I tried to pretend that all my characters shared those same convictions. I write about a variety of characters – many of whom are criminals – and their speech patterns reflect their own personalities, upbringings, and beliefs. A close reader will notice that some of my characters curse more than others, and some don’t curse at all. Several of my characters are based on real people who I actually know, and so I write their dialogue as I know that person would say those things.

My biggest responsibility as a writer is to be honest – about my characters, and about life.

Check me out on DeviantArt - my screen name is MertonsGirl – and on FictionPress, screen name Lady Sigyn.

In current events:

My three biggest projects at the moment are

1) my continuing series of JokerHarley stories, as well as a larger story, House of Cards, which is my version of Harley’s origin as told in “Mad Love;”

2) Mimir’s Well, which is my huge Loki project;

and 3) Noonvale, my tribute to the Redwall series.

We lost Brian Jacques - author of the Redwall series - in February of 2011. That man was my first and greatest literary role model, and in a way I felt like he was a sort of far away Grandfather that I'd never met. I loved that man with the sort of love that I have a hard time explaining - in any other way except writing. Now, when I write, I write for him, to show the world the gift he gave me, and that makes finishing Noonvale a big thing. It's my eulogy to him. Here's hoping I can bring myself to work on it without crying. I won’t be working on that one, though, until I can get myself emotionally prepared to get back into it.

For those of you following my Joker or Loki stories, relax. More writing is coming, I promise. I JUST PUBLISHED MY NEW JOKER STORY!!! FINALLY!!! I feel like it took forever, but I had to wait for my main reviewer and crap-checker to get done with her fifty bajillion research papers (she's a psych/theatre/business triple major) before she could approve it for publishing. And now... LOKI. Chapter 5 is coming. I promise. I'm several pages in, but I'm stuck between paragraphs. Just be patient with me. In the meantime, I updated several other stories that you've already read, so if you want to re-review - YAY! And I'm working on a re-write of that HIDEOUS first Doctor Who story I have on here. Also... I have a semi-secret Joker project in the works (and by that I mean it gets a new paragraph every month or so). It's an origin story, so I want it to be absolutely perfect.

So…patience, please? =) In the meantime, go back and review stuff, if you haven’t!

Happy reading!

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Clockwork by HoistTheColours reviews
Upon stumbling into an abandoned apartment building, the Joker encounters a little girl.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 112,314 - Reviews: 1626 - Favs: 1,245 - Follows: 669 - Updated: 2/17/2017 - Published: 2/24/2009 - Joker - Complete
Gravity by Comingsummers reviews
Jack has never been normal, which is why he chose to move to Gotham and make a name for himself. When he meets Madeline, a waitress at the local diner, he becomes immersed in the darkness of Gotham without even trying. Sometimes, love is the push into madness. A Joker origin story that takes place during Batman Begins, may go into TDK. Rated M for a reason.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Crime - Chapters: 17 - Words: 73,273 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 198 - Updated: 6/7/2016 - Published: 9/16/2013 - Joker, OC
Tragedy Deferred by Shanghai1875 reviews
Sequel to The Dark Knight, a dramatic Nolanverse retelling of the story MAD LOVE. With the Joker out of Arkham, Harleyquinn tastes both fear and freedom, but will anything bring her back to the girl Jim and Bruce once knew?
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 57 - Words: 255,241 - Reviews: 526 - Favs: 207 - Follows: 192 - Updated: 11/30/2015 - Published: 4/18/2010 - Joker
Bad Jokes by Doctor Harley Quinn reviews
Harley sees a case that could make her career. The Joker sees a naïve young therapist with a breakable mind. Swiftly, he lures her into a downward spiral, resulting in her defeat and rebirth as Harley Quinn, the only one capable of surviving at his side.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 120,447 - Reviews: 1005 - Favs: 900 - Follows: 305 - Updated: 7/28/2014 - Published: 3/23/2009 - Joker - Complete
You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter by Imogen Kain reviews
Funny, how trying to fight it just made it harder. Or more complicated. Weirder. Funnier. Definitely funnier. But fighting the inevitable was a waste of time, no matter how much you wanted to keep yourself intact... JokerXOC, during TDK.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Crime - Chapters: 36 - Words: 174,758 - Reviews: 665 - Favs: 455 - Follows: 278 - Updated: 8/16/2012 - Published: 9/20/2008 - Joker, OC - Complete
Me & My Old Lady by Madame Estrella reviews
Why won't you let me help you?" She pleaded reaching out to him in every way. "You can't save me, Harley."
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 65,387 - Reviews: 135 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 9/12/2010 - Published: 5/12/2009 - Joker
Crazy On You by Madpadz reviews
Emotions are always on edge in Gotham. New criminals are formed in the city's depths while some run, and others hide. Joker/Harley.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 34,299 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 8/18/2010 - Published: 11/30/2009 - Joker
Trigger Happy Jack by HarleyQuinn88 reviews
Harleen Quinzel came to Gotham for danger and excitement. She had no idea how much she was actually going to get. Nolanverse Joker/Harley fic with some BTAS references. May be rated M in later chapters.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 18,700 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 8/17/2010 - Published: 1/27/2010 - Joker - Complete
Toy Chest by Reizo Myu reviews
Joker/Harley one-shot. Second person. What does the Joker erally think of Harley? Please read and review. I really enjoyed writing this.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,149 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 17 - Published: 6/30/2010 - Joker - Complete
Asleep by Madpadz reviews
Asleep is when Harley looks her best. Drabble, one-shot. J/HQ
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 494 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 25 - Published: 9/8/2009 - Joker - Complete
Of Cupid and Psyche by Chibi-no-oneesan reviews
Sarah left Jareth nursing a broken heart in the Underground. What she didn't know was his mother was so furious at the state of her son, she set a curse upon Sarah Williams. And the only person who can save her is the Goblin King. rating increased
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 92,775 - Reviews: 623 - Favs: 1,063 - Follows: 270 - Updated: 6/30/2009 - Published: 4/10/2009 - Sarah, Jareth - Complete
The Passage by Silverspoon reviews
A oneshot revealing the thoughts running through Rick's mind following Evelyn's death. Set in the tunnel of the pyramid at Ahm Shere as Rick is preparing to fight the Scorpion King. My first submitted piece to Fanfiction.
Mummy - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,105 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/16/2008 - Evelyn C., OíConnell, R. - Complete
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9: Bruises reviews
Harley is part of the gang. She's made a new friend. Life with the Joker is starting to fall into a sort of rhythm. But at night, when it's quiet, even the best of us can't completely shut off the voices in our heads. Especially when those voices belong to people who make us miserable. A revisit of a very old story, brought up to speed with the series. Can't wait for your reviews!
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,971 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/23/2017 - Joker - Complete
House of Cards reviews
My version of how Harleen Quinzel became Harley Quinn. A Nolanverse retelling of the Animated Series episode "Mad Love." For full appreciation, go read the "Mad Love" comic or watch the episode. Please read and review! More chapters to come!
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 47,382 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 7/2/2016 - Published: 5/10/2011 - Joker
8: Girls' Night reviews
Harley's biggest discovery so far is that crime is a male-dominated trade. Sometimes, a girl just has to get away and treat herself. Of course, it helps if you find another chick who can understand the daily grind of the fugitive lifestyle AND give you a facial at the same time. Set immediately after Poker face. Read and review, please!
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 19,157 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/25/2016 - Complete
7: Poker Face reviews
There might not be football and turkey thermometers, but even criminals celebrate Thanksgiving. After a stolen dinner, J and the gang play a ...friendly... round of poker - and while everyone else wonders how the Joker keeps winning, Billy wonders what cards Harley has up her sleeve. Next in the series after Metamorphosis. Read and review!
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,462 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/15/2015 - Complete
Mimir's Well reviews
After being returned to Asgard in chains, Loki has little else to do but sit in his prison and think. Through a series of flashbacks, he must come to terms with his relationships with Thor, his parents, and himself - as well as a young girl named Sigyn from a past he wishes he could forget. A mix of film canon and Norse myth. My first try at Marvel characters, so please review!
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 66,331 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 8/24/2015 - Published: 11/3/2012 - Thor, Loki
6: Metamorphosis reviews
After their late night on the town, Harley has reestablished herself and her place in the Joker's gang, and there's a new dynamic in her relationship with the Clown Prince. But when the mafia doesn't seem to want to take her seriously, she decides that a new look may be in order to go with her new identity. And where better to go about fixing that than the West Gotham Mall?
Crossover - Batman & Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,973 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/15/2015 - Complete
5: DoNuts reviews
In the fallout of the Halloween maze fiasco, the Joker is forced to do some serious thinking - about himself, about Billy, and especially about Harley. Sometimes... a man just needs to take a long walk. Based on the comic "Laughter After Midnight." Please read and review!
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Crime/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,177 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/7/2015 - Joker - Complete
4: Glycerine reviews
In this 4th installment, the Joker treats Gotham to a truly frightening Halloween, and teaches Harley a few new tricks along the way. It's the first in my series to feature Gordon, Alfred, & the Batman himself - and one very special surprise character appearance. Rated M for a little more language than usual, some heavy psychological content, and one very graphic scene of torture.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 27,060 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/6/2013 - Bruce W./Batman, Joker - Complete
3: She's So Heavy reviews
Up next, the story that follows "Banditos" in my series. The Joker has been trying to convince himself that Harley is purely a pawn to him, just a tool. But he can only go on fooling himself for so long. And then... Rated M for some pretty violent quasi-sexual moments - this one's a bit more raunchy than the others in the series. Please read and review!
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,850 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/9/2012 - Joker - Complete
2: Banditos reviews
Number two in my J-HQ series, following the (newly updated) Road Rage. Newly escaped from Arkham, and with a pretty new henchwoman in tow, the Joker now finds himself on the hunt for a new gang of goons - and where better to start than with the very best goon he ever had? If he can... convince... him to rejoin. Please read and review!
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,538 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/6/2012 - Joker - Complete
Lying From You reviews
"Happiness is being stupid enough to believe the lies we tell ourselves at night before we go to sleep." Joker/Harley. Please read and review!
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,554 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 9 - Published: 5/17/2010 - Joker - Complete
What If? An Alteration on MThat Scottish Play reviews
Written for English class - how changing one event, the death of Banquo, can change the whole play. My best attempt at Shakespearean diction, stage direction, and iambic pentameter. And the rating is a safety net, just in case.
Shakespeare - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 908 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/27/2010 - Complete
1:Road Rage reviews
It's finally happened. Dr. Quinzel has snapped, broken her Puddin' out of Arkham, and begun her adventure in Gotham's underbelly. But there are things she has to learn about a life of crime- like how to drive a getaway car on a busy freeway... and how NOT to dress. This is a combo of two previous stories, Road Rage and Makeover! If you liked them before, please read and review now!
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,519 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/11/2010 - Joker - Complete
The Laura Series: Episode 2 A Rip in Time
Laura and the Doctor go on their first adventure, back to Victorian London, where the Doctor discovers something sinister behind the world's greatest murder mystery. What does Torchwood have to do with Jack the Ripper? Only the Doc can find out.
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,654 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/23/2009 - 10th Doctor - Complete
The Mummy reviews
My novelization of the first movie - and not like one of those crappy half-inch paperbacks that come out right before the premiere; it's the whole movie, as is on screen, minus curse words and plus all the thoughts and stuff that a movie can't give.
Mummy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,617 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/23/2009 - Published: 9/22/2009
The Laura Series: Episode 1 That New World Charm
In my Whoniverse, the TV show exists alongside the real Doctor, and his newest companion is a big fan of the show. She's also an American, giving rise to some great cross-cultural humor. More of a mini-sode, as an intro to Laura. Longer ones to follow.
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,998 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/22/2009 - 10th Doctor - Complete
Ode: Intimations of Continuity reviews
A verse expression of the Doctor's views on immortality. Inspiration and the first and last stanzas taken from William Wordsworth's poem of a similar title.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 742 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/22/2009 - 10th Doctor, Rose T. - Complete
Noonvale reviews
An aging Martin the Warrior sets out on one final quest,to return to Noonvale & face the loss that has tormented him for so long. My first Redwall fanfic, so be critical but kind! I tried to keep my style as close to the series as I could. Enjoy!
Redwall - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,020 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/8/2009
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