Author has written 20 stories for Harry Potter, Psych, Alias, Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, and Chuck.
I've been writing ever since I was ten years-old. In fact, I can attribute my love of writing to J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series. On several occasions when I was younger, I made attempts at writing Harry Potter fanfiction, all attempts since abandoned; there just wasn't a plot I could work with, no matter how hard I tried. Despite giving up on those, I stuck with writing and improved. Writing was something I was good at and I had no intention of giving that up.
Fantasy is definitely my favorite genre. Give me a book, movie, or TV show that is based in the fantasy genre and I'm completely immersed in it. This is particularly so for two fandoms: Harry Potter and Power Rangers. I was four when Power Ranger was introduced and ten or eleven (it was in between Christmas and my eleventh birthday, so I really couldn't say for sure) when I first realized my love of Harry Potter; there has yet to be any other fandom with fantasy roots that I care about that much.
Over the years, I've found that my dreams are a good source of inspiration for me. Some of the ideas for my stories are taken directly from a dream I had and molded to fit certain situations I've already written, or said dreams inspire an idea to be used as a story. Either way, my dreams have proved to be the best place to go for my ideas; I have a very vivid imagination, to the point where I can actually come up with original ideas.
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TV Shows: Alias, Heroes, Psych, White Collar, Chuck, Glee, Supernatural, Warehouse 13, Once Upon a Time, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Castle, Revenge, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Agent Carter, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures, Merlin, Downton Abbey, Broadchurch, Gracepoint, Arrow, The Flash, Bones, House, NCIS, NCIS: LA, NCIS: NO, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: UK, JONAS, Sonny with a Chance, Power Rangers
Movies: The Princess Bride, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit trilogy, It's a Wonderful Life, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King, Enchanted, Tangled, Frozen, Hocus Pocus, Somewhere in Time, Dirty Dancing, A Knight's Tale, The Brothers Grimm, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Anything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Books: Anything by Dan Brown, A Little Princess, The Secret Garden, the Inheritance Cycle, Lord of the Rings, Artemis Fowl, Chronicles of Narnia, Caster Chronicles, and Harry Potter
Hermione Granger: Ever since first starting to read the Harry Potter series, Hermione has always been my favorite. I identified with her character throughout much of the series. In many areas, my personality matches her own.
Draco Malfoy: An ass, yes. But, if things had been different, he could have been great friends with Harry.
Sirius Black: Padfoot is definitely an interesting character. His stint in Azkaban has cost him the opportunity to mature into an adult. I kind of like to think of him as a bit of a Peter Pan. Consequently, rather than being like a father figure to Harry as he should, it sometimes seems as if Sirius is an older brother, a fun older brother. I was so upset when he was killed at the Department of Mysteries that I nearly stopped reading the series.
Remus Lupin: Moony is such a tortured soul. Throughout his life, he's been plagued with a werewolf curse, mourned the loss of his closest friends, and dealt with the possibility that his son might inherit the werewolf gene. He suffered so much during his life and it was rare that he was ever happy. At least he was reunited with James and Sirius in death.
Nymphdora Tonks: When Tonks was first introduced, she seemed a rather odd person. But, as time wore on, she grew on me. I would have loved to be a Metamorphmagus; that would have been awesome.
Charlie Weasley: Other than the fact that he worked with dragons and that he was Harry's predecessor as the Gryffindor Seeker, not much is known about him. I would have liked to learn a little bit more about the second eldest Weasley than what was mentioned throughout the series.
Fred/George Weasley: As the series progressed, the series became darker in nature and I came to rely on the Weasley twins' light-hearted humor.
Fred: Out of all the deaths in the series, it was Fred's that affected me the most. Fred was my favorite and I was crushed when he died.
George: Though Fred was my favorite of the Weasleys, His Holeyness was definitely a close second.
James/Lily: Anyone who doesn't ship this particular pairing should reconsider their priorities. After all, Harry Potter would not exist without them. And, a world without Harry Potter is a terrible thing.
Draco/Hermione: Don't opposites usually attract? Slytherin/Gryffindor. Pureblood/Muggleborn. Then, there's always something I've found to ring true in many instances; when a boy loves a girl, they usually deny it by making fun of said girl. Sound familiar?
Remus/Tonks: My favorite canon ship. They just seem so sweet together.
Remus/Lily: Quite the intellectual pairing. Out of everyone, I've always thought that Lily would seem most interested in Remus, as he never really took part in the pranks the Marauders played.
Bill/Fleur: I don't know. There's just something about this pairing that I love. I'm not sure why.
Charlie/Tonks: Very little is ever mentioned about these two. Maybe they would have made a nice couple.
Hermione/Fred or George: Hermione paired with either twin. I personally prefer Fred though as he's my favorite.
Harry/Parvati: A part of me wondered how this relationship would turn out, after what happened with the Yule Ball.
Ron/Padma: If not for Ron's jealousy over Hermione attending the Yule Ball with Viktor Krum, I'm sure that Ron and Padma would have gotten along rather well.
Ron/Luna: I do believe this is my favorite pairing for Ron. He and Luna seem so sweet together.
Sydney Bristow: From college student to Superspy, Sydney was able to handle quite a bit of pressure. Look at everything that she went through: juggling graduate school, her spy life, and a social life. Then, after learning that she worked for the enemy and her fiancee killed, Sydney grieved for a time and then spent years trying to bring down a major crime syndicate. Sydney Anne Bristow is a strong female lead that any little girl could look up to as a role model.
Michael Vaughn: From handler to Sydney's husband. He's the only man that could ever match Sydney point for point.
Eric Weiss: Vaughn's best friend. The self-proclaimed magician—and ancestor of Harry Houdini himself—is always good for a laugh. Vaughn would be dull without Weiss at his side.
Will Tippin: Too curious for his own good; Will always seems to uncover the truth in any situation.
Julian Sark: He's the villain you love to hate; the suave Brit that could make terrorism seem appealing thanks to his charm.
Marshall Flinkman: SD-6/CIA/APO's resident gadget guy. His presence interjects humor into any situation.
Sydney/Vaughn: Meant to be since they first set eyes on one another. If there was any couple in which love-at-first-sight could be proved, it is this couple right here.
Sydney/Weiss: As much as I love Sydney with Vaughn, there were times in which I could see the budding relationship between these two. Weiss could be a great foil for Sydney, bring out her more light-hearted side.
Sydney/Sark: The idea of these two together seems slightly odd, but, as with Weiss, I can see them together.
Kimberly Hart: Favorite Ranger ever! In fact, Kimberly's departure from the series is the reason I no longer like the color pink; sad, but true.
Tommy Oliver: Hello? Legendary Ranger? Green. White. Red. Black. Seriously; how many rangers can boast that they held four colors? Considering that after Space, the seasons started rebooting after each succeeding season, Tommy is the only person in the world that can say such. Green Dragon in Season One; White Tiger in Season Two; White Ninja in Season Three; Red Five in Zeo; Red Turbo for the first half of Turbo; and Black Brachio in Dino Thunder. I think it's reason enough to say the following: Greatest Ranger to have ever lived! Interestingly enough, I own a white tiger stuffed animal, bought while I was on a trip to New York in August of 04, about the same time that Dino Thunder aired. And, such a thing was done subconsciously, not even realizing that I had honored one of my favorite rangers in Power Ranger history by doing so.
Billy Cranston: Has the longest consecutive tenure as a ranger; the only ranger to have started from the first episode and last until the end of MMPR when he lost his powers. Billy's genius proved to be invaluable even after losing his powers.
Jason Lee Scott: After Tommy, Jason was the best ranger. The original Red—and eventual Gold—Ranger proved to be a great leader.
Ashley Hammond: In taking the helm of the Yellow Turbo Rnger, Ashley gave compassion and friendship, traits proving invaluable to keeping Andros on their side during In Space.
Andros: The Red Space Ranger seemed rather mysterious during the first half of the season; then, with the introduction of his sister, that mystery seemed to grow, making him that much more interesting.
Zhane: With the introduction of the Silver Ranger came a rather interesting source of humor. The Two minute limit after defrosting him proved rather to appear at inopportune moments and offered some rather creative fighting tactics.
Karone/Astronema: No villain in Power Ranger History can compare to the level of dedication she went to to take over Earth, something Zedd, Rita, Mondo, and Divatox were never able to do. And, the fact that it turned out to be Andros's sister just makes it all the more strange. Mind control and brainwashing can prove to be great motivators.
Tommy/Kimberly: I have shipped this particular couple since I was five years-old. They belonged together. And, I stand by that statement; Tommy and Kimberly is true love.
Billy/Trini: I've always thought that Billy needed to date someone who could understand his techno-speak. Trini was the one person who could do that, particularly since she was often times the one helping him with his gadgets.
Jason/Kat: Rather than pairing Kat with Tommy, I thought she was better suited to Jason. There were times where they could have gotten close. Why not take that chance?
Andros/Ashley: About as suited to one another as Tommy and Kimberly.
Zhane/Karone: Since Karone was Astronema for much of her life, it was interesting to show her softer side as Karone in her romance with Zhane. The dynamic between them seemed so odd: a Power Ranger and a villain.
Fifth: Peter Rabbit
Fourth: Space Junkie
Ninth: The Baddest Bitch
Eleventh: Giraffe Boy
Second: Cosmic Clown
Seventh: The Great Chess Master
Sixth: The Technicolor Abomination/Muffin Man
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: One of the most enduring characters in all of Doctor Who's history.
Sarah Jane Smith
Jack Harkness: See below.
Sally Sparrow: The companion who could/should have been.
Wilfred (Wilf) Mott: Because he's awesome!
Rory Williams: From simple nurse to the Last Centurion. Ultimately, he became a bit of a badass.
Craig Owens: Oh, come on! Who doesn't love Craig?
Alfie Owens: All hail Stormaggedon!
Canton Delaware: The New Who version of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
Kate Stewart: And the legacy continues. We might not get more of the Brigadier, but at least we get his daughter.
Clara Oswald: Okay, here's the thing; I like Clara, I really do. The problem is that she suffers from an over-inflated sense of importance thanks to the way that Moffat has handled her character. Splintering herself through the Doctor's time stream. Okay, I can accept that. After all, what companions hasn't saved the Doctor at one point or another. Convincing the Doctor that using the Moment to Time-Lock everything around the Time War. That could have been done by someone else. It did not necessary have to be Clara. Then, there is the most recent incident (somewhat spoilerish for anyone who has not seen Series 8) involving Clara; going back to Gallifrey and influencing the young Doctor in such a way that it could imply that she is responsible for the man he becomes. Now, I'm sorry, but that is going too far. As interesting as the episode was, I find it repulsive what Moffat is trying to do to her character. Again, to reiterate; I like Clara. At least, when she is being written by writers that are not Moffat. When Moffat writes her, it is like he is attempting to create his own version of every companion who has ever traveled with the Doctor. Here are just a few of the examples of the companion comparison (televised only) I've identified during the time she traveled with him.
Osgood: Okay, like a few others who have been under this heading, she's not technically a companion. But, she sure as hell could have been. Honestly, has the Doctor never learned: don't invite a potential companion until the adventure is over. Let's see...there's Lynda, Reinette, Astrid, Jenny, Rita, Clara's Victorian echo, and now Osgood. Reinette was going to die, eventually; but, the others had the potential to be so much more. Had any of them survived until the end of the episode, they could have been invited along as companions. Now we've been deprived of that opportunity thanks to Missy. Any chance we could get Osgood's sister as a new companion though?
Four/Sarah Jane: Okay, there's a bit of an interesting story behind this one. It goes back to my childhood; back when there were reruns of Doctor Who airing on the local PBS station. I don't know if this is a made-up memory or not, but I swear I have memories of watching specific serials of the show (The Pyramids of Mars, Full Circle, and Castrovalva). Whether I ever realized it or not, this may have influenced me. Because there is something about these two that I have always loved. And, recently, I have come to notice that this pairing is the exception to my rule about not pairing a journalist with the hero.
Jack/Jenny: For two characters who have never met, I can see a lot of chemistry between them. Also, both of them are immortal, so there's no fear of losing one another.
Eleven/Rory: Yeah, I'm not entirely sure where this one came from. I just sort of like it.
Jack/Ianto: Jack was willing to become monogamous for Ianto's sake. Coming from Jack, this proves just how devoted he was to keep Ianto as a part of his life. And, look what happened when Ianto died. Losing him made staying on Earth too much for Jack.
Chuck: Chuck/Sarah, Devon/Ellie, Bryce/Jill, Morgan/Alex
Glee: Rachel/Jesse, Rachel/Mike, Rachel/Sebastian, Will/Shelby, Artie/Tina, Kurt/Blaine, Kurt/Sebastian, Sam/Mercedes, Quinn/Jeff, Quinn/Blaine, Santana/Dani, Santana/Sebastian, Roderick/Kitty
Once Upon a Time: Snow/Charming, Emma/Graham, Emma/Mad Hatter, Emma/Captain Hook, Henry/Paige, Frankenstein/Red, Daniel/Regina, Robin Hood/Regina, Robin Hood/Mulan, Prince James/Jack, Leroy/Astrid, Tinkerbell/Baelfire, Liam/Elsa, Roland/Alexandra
NCIS: Tony/Paula, Gibbs/Abby, Roy/Ziva
Bones: Booth/Brennan, Hodgins/Angela, Cam/Arastoo, Finn/Michelle, Sweets/Sparling
Supernatural: Dean/Cassie, Dean/Jo, Dean/Bela, Dean/Castiel, Sam/Jess, Sam/Sarah, Sam/Gabriel, Adam/Samandriel
Heroes: Sylar/Claire, Claire/Alex, Claire/West, Claire/Zach
Star Wars: Anakin/Padmé, Obi-Wan/Sabé, Han/Leia
Disney: Flynn Rider/Rapunzel, Kristoff/Anna
Cross-Fandom Pairings: Seamus Finnigan/Katniss Everdeen (Harry Potter/Hunger Games), Jack Frost/Elsa (Rise of the Guardians/Frozen), Legolas/Susan Pevensie (Lord of the Rings/Chronicles of Narnia), Bucky Barnes/Clara Oswald (Captain America/Doctor Who), Bucky Barnes/Jemma Simmons (Captain America/Agents of SHIELD), Barry Allen/Felicity Smoak (Flash/Arrow)
I will make this very clear. I am not a Twilight fan. I may be a fantasy fan, but Twilight is most definitely not one of the fandoms I like. Twilight makes a mockery of all true vampire novels. Have you ever seen a vampire sparkle? The answer to that question would be a resounding NO! Vampires are supposed to be killed by sunlight, not sparkle in it. To anyone who loves Twilight, please take a look at Dracula; that's a real vampire.
Ron Weasley: There's something about Ron that I simply don't like. A part of me thinks it's his jealousy. He simply wants what he cannot have.
Percy Weasley: A complete git. Enough said.
Dolores Umbridge: The simpering Ministry official was truly the worst Defense against the Dark Arts teacher Hogwarts ever had. Merely because Harry and Dumbledore insisted that Voldemort returned, Umbridge was appointed to ensure that no one discovered the truth. And the blood quill. You have no idea as to how much I wanted to strangle the woman for that.
Bellatrix Lestrange: Not only did she kill Sirius in Order of the Phoenix, but she tortured Hermione in Deathly Hallows. The insane witch with the dark and twisted fascination with Voldemort truly bothered me. I am eternally grateful to Molly Weasley for killing her. I don't think the world could have endured much more if Bellatrix stuck around.
Lucius Malfoy: Has anyone ever considered that the entirety of Harry's life has been manipulated by this bastard? It's not explicitly stated, but rather implied that he was the start of Snape's path to darkness. And, since Snape was the one to overhear the prophecy, it could be inferred that he was the one to cause the Potters' deaths. Not to mention sending the diary-horcrux to Hogwarts along with Ginny, and the battle in the Department of Mysteries.
Harry/Ginny: Has anyone ever noticed that if you switch the eye colors on this particular pairing, you'd be looking at James and Lily? That's a bit too unsettling for my taste. It's almost as if Harry is dating his mother. Can anyone say Oedipus Complex much?
Ron/Hermione: Look at the how their relationship is built. It's based upon jealousy and arguments. Aside from that, Hermione always seemed to be more like a second mother to Ron. I always did have my doubts regarding whether such a pairing would ever last.
Harry/Hermione: Much like with Ginny, Harry dating Hermione would seem like he's dating his mother. While Ginny has her looks, Hermione has Lily's personality. I think any pairing like that would seem extremely awkward. Though, I will admit that I find this pairing better than the canon pairings of Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione. I don't exactly like this pairing, but there are times in which I am able to read them.
Ron/Lavender: Considering how whole-heartedly Lavender threw herself into the relationship she had with Ron, it should seem obvious as to why I hated them together. Lavender seemed too clingy and Ron was simply looking for a relationship. The pairing was doomed from the start.
Draco/Pansy: This particular pairing seemed to be more so out of convenience than anything. Nothing would ever come of this couple.
Arvin Sloane: How many people has he killed because of his obsession with Rambaldi? Emily, Nadia, Jack; that just being the main cast. And, it was all for immortality. He's insane.
Lauren Reed: Hate her! Hate Her! Hate Her! First she tore apart Sydney and Vaughn. Then, she turns out to be the Covenant's version of Irina "Laura" Derevko. If I could kill her and get away with it, I'd take that chance without a moment's hesitation.
Vaughn/Lauren: The only person that Vaughn should ever be with is Sydney. He belongs with no other!
Arvin/Irina: The only reason this union ever occurred was the Rambaldi prophecy; their daughter was to become a part of said prophecy. How twisted was their obsession that they would betray Jack in such a way?
Katherine Hillard: I've hated Kat since Day One. There is an unabated hatred of her, a lot of it having to do with Kimberly being my favorite Ranger. Don't like her; never will!
Rocky DeSantos: There is no way that Rocky was ever up to the standards of a Red Ranger. And, even during his tenure as the Blue Ranger during Zeo was this still the case. He can't really fill the shoes that Jason and Billy left for the Red and Blue Rangers respectively.
Tommy/Kat: What were they thinking? Has it ever occurred to anyone that this pairing almost seems to have Rita written all over it? Both Tommy and Kat were once under Rita's spell. And, that's what I consider this pairing to be: a plot set up by Rita, despite the fact that Rita was gone by the time they got together; it was the presence of Rita's magic that brought them together; that's it!
Before we get into the main points of this section, I would like to express my contempt at how Moffat has affected the series. Because that is one of the few things that I do not appreciate. The monsters he has created; oh, they are fantastically creepy. He takes old fears from childhood and twists them in chilling monsters for the Doctor to battle against. The seemingly benevolent nanogenes that were warping the injured into what they perceived humanity to be. The clockwork droids that killed and attached body parts to the ship to repair it. The Weeping Angels who sent a person back in time and fed off the potential life. The Vashta Nerada, shadows that could kill. The Silents, who could only be remembered when seen. And, more recently, the monster under your bed.
Now, in the case of the monsters, I really have only one complaint that must be expressed. That which holds the image of an Angel, becomes itself an Angel. This was mentioned in the Time of Angels. But, there is a problem that Moffat seemed to have ignored. Because, in Blink, Sally Sparrow was taking pictures of the Weeping Angels that were at Wester Drummond. How, then, can this be explained? It can't. It's a gigantic plot hole that Moffat seems to have ignored. The whole killing people and taking their voice boxes to speak didn't fit their MO either. With that, it felt like Moffat was attempting to recreate the Vashta Nerada incident by letting them talk to the Doctor.
Okay, now that we've got that out of the way, I would like to point out a rather unfortunate common factor between many of the females that Moffat has written, specifically since taking over as show runner. To do that, we must first take a look at the three female companions that existed in the New Series (back when RTD was show runner). First, there is Rose Tyler; an ordinary girl who happened to get dragged into the Doctor's world when he blew up her job in an attempt to deal with the Nestene Consciousness. Street-smart and from a low-income family. Next, there is Martha Jones; a hard-working medical student who suffered from middle-child syndrome and often forced to play mediator for her family. Last, there is Donna Noble; a temp who has self-esteem issues.
Back to my original point: the three companions who have been around while Moffat serves as show runner all have one common factor? What is that? Put very simply, their flirty nature. Amy, who once flirted with herself. River (this could be genetics, but I don't know), who spends half her time flirting with the Doctor. Also, it could be argued that River's time spent at Luna University could have influenced that. It was mentioned that, by the 51st century, people were more flexible about their sexuality. Might this explain River? Hell if I know. Then, there is Clara; her echoes (Oswin and Victorian Clara) spent a good portion of their shared adventure with the Doctor flirting with. Why, Oswin even flirted with Rory! Anyway, when all three companions who have appeared while Moffat has been acting as show runner, share this trait (even present Clara had shades of it), there is something wrong. Is this what you perceive as writing well-thought out female characters, Moffat? Because I'm not so sure you understand that not everyone is like that.
Case and point: in Time of the Doctor, Tasha Lem is introduced as the Head of the Church and an old friend of the Doctor's. Yet, a good portion of their conversation is devoted to flirting. I'm sorry, but really? Yet another female character for Eleven to flirt with. You've gone too far, Moffat. Why, the only reason that didn't work out with Vastra and Jenny Flint is because they're married. Otherwise, they surely would have suffered the same fate.
Continuing on, we have the episode-by-episode breakdown. First up, we have The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances. By virtue of RTD having a greater influence on the creation of these episodes, there was little that I could complain about. Just Moffat's treatment of Rose. Highlighting her jealousy. Yes, that is an aspect of Rose's personality, but the way that it was highlighted bothered me. Also, we have the first mention of the recurring elements of bananas and a squareness gun.
Moffat's next episode written for Doctor Who was the much-hated The Girl in the Fireplace. Now, while there are aspects of this episode that I am quite fond of, the episode highlighted what Moffat perceives Rose to be: the Doctor's clingy girlfriend. Now, I wouldn't have such an issue with this, if not for the fact that School Reunion offered character development that was stunted because of Moffat. His writing treated Rose abominably during that episode. Recurring elements include bananas (again) and the first mention that the Doctor's name is more than just a title.
Blink is a peculiarity. It was based on a short story that Moffat wrote called What I Did on My Christmas Holidays by Sally Sparrow. Incidentally, that is one of the few adventures featuring the Ninth Doctor in which Rose Tyler did not appear. Ignoring that though, due to it being based on his story (and RTD was working on the Utopia/The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords arc), Moffat had a greater impact on this episode. Definitely one of the creepiest episodes ever thanks to the Weeping Angels. Recurring elements...well, the Doctor made a comment to Sally at the end. "I'm rubbish at weddings. Especially my own." Hmm, foreshadowing much? And, on two levels for Moffat-written episodes that would be featured later in the series.
Moffat's next contribution was Time Crash. Surprisingly, I have nothing horrible to say about this one.
Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead come next. Here is where things get complicated for me. My feelings on River Song are complex. I go into detail below; but, simplistically, it is this: I found her arrogance grating. It reminded me of Romana I. Also, can we just think about the titles of these episodes for a second. Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead. Later elements of River's back story include being brainwashed by the Silence and the alias her third incarnation went by was The only water in the forest is a river. Was that a coincidence, or was it deliberately planned by Moffat? I'm tempted to stick with the theory that it was deliberately planned that way. Recurring elements. Well, obviously there's River, but there is also a second mention of a squareness gun. Probably a coincidence, but you never can tell with Moffat. Also, we have the mention of the Doctor's name.
The aforementioned episodes were all written while RTD was show runner. At the beginning of Series Five, Moffat took over, accompanied by an all-new incarnation of the Doctor. So we will start with The Eleventh Hour. It was not a terrible episode and began to highlight the more childish nature of Eleven's version of the Doctor. Recurring elements include the Silence.
The Beast Below comes next. The star whale and Liz Ten were the best parts for me, but I was not really fond of this episode. Recurring elements include the Doctor's inability to leave children crying and the Doctor doing something so horrible that he has no right to call himself the Doctor.
As I mentioned before, Moffat went a bit screwy with The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone. He altered his own creation without much of an explanation for it. None of that was necessary. Really, the only thing that needed to happen was that a visit to the Byzantium was made (River mentioned it during the Doctor's first meeting with her in Silence in the Library). Outside of that, nothing else was important enough. Recurring elements include River and what horrible act she committed that would land her in Stormcage.
God, do you know how complicated The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang was? Well, specifically the second half of the two-parter. I'm not even sure how I was able to follow half of it. The only good thing that came of it is that my understanding of time-travel was greater than it was before; and, even then, I understood it pretty well. Recurring elements include...well, River and the Silence.
One of the best things about the Christmas episodes is that they are mostly standalone episodes. About the only thing that links A Christmas Carol with any previous events is that Amy and Rory were on their honeymoon. For Matt Smith's first Christmas special, Moffat went for a very obvious holiday-theme joke, choosing to write episode as something of an homage to a classic Christmas story. Recurring elements include the Silence, mentioned briefly in Abigail's song.
I have a soft spot for The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon. Always will.
A Good Man Goes to War highlighted the Doctor's influence and the sort of impact that he tends to have on the universe, both good and bad. When it comes to the good, it is the rallying if the Doctor's friends (none of whom he met onscreen; I wish that Jack would have been there, but he was doing Miracle Day so that was not possible) to save one of their own. The bad would be Kovarian and the Order of the Silence. Another mention of the Headless monks came after not being mentioned (briefly) since The Time of Angels. We also finally get an answer as to the identity of River Song. Clever of Moffat, I will not deny. It was a reversal of the name Melody Pond. Ultimately, it means that Moffat was planning this for years, or else Amy's last name would not have been Pond.
When it comes to Let's Kill Hitler, I will admit that there is something fantastic about this episode. To be precise, it is the sequence where River is attempting to kill the Doctor and he is able to outmaneuver her. Because that is where Moffat excels, in the complexities. That whole sequence was reminiscent of Sherlock, yet another show that Moffat has worked on. And, personally, I would prefer that he stick with Sherlock alone (His Last Vow won an Emmy). Recurring elements include the banana. In fact, given that Moffat is responsible for every mention of bananas, it makes me wonder if the whole banana joke was just leading to River.
I like to ignore the end of The Wedding of River Song as if it never happened. It does not exist to me. You know what was nice about this episode though? The cameos. Charles Dickens. Winston Churchill. All of history was happening in that exact moment, so why the hell wouldn't they bring back some old guest stars?
Just as the title of the episode suggests; The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe is a very Narnia-like episode.
For me, one of the best things about Asylum of the Daleks was that the Doctor found a Dalek that he liked. Because it's not often that the Doctor is able to uncover a situation like that one.
The Angels Take Manhattan and take Amy and Rory right along with it. That was painful. I'm not even a huge fan of Amy and it still hurts. Again, the Weeping Angels make an appearance and things become slightly twisted. At least their MO was back to what it should have been. Although, the Statue of Liberty seemed like it was a bit much. The only good thing that came of this was that Rory and Amy got their own little happy ending.
The Snowmen offered up the return of a Classic Who villain: The Great Intelligence. That was probably one of the most interesting things about this episode, because the last time that the Great Intelligence showed up was in the 1960s. Incidentally, that was the reference to the London Underground; ultimately causing Eleven to be responsible for that particular plan in The Web of Fear. Clever of Moffat, yes; however, only those with Classic Who knowledge would catch the reference.
Moffat was trying to be clever when he came up with the title The Bells of Saint John. It is a somewhat clever reference to the TARDIS, yet I think Moffat was trying too hard. Now, as an opening episode for a new companion
We get a somewhat misleading title out of The Name of the Doctor. The whole thing was a plot by the Great Intelligence to get the Doctor to the one place that the Doctor was never meant to go: Trenzalore.
Now we've come to The Night of the Doctor, significant to the series as the only other time outside of the TV movie in which Paul McGann made a televised appearance as the Eighth Doctor. Even more significant is that he only ever played the role on TV for regeneration sequences. Ah, yes; the regeneration that everyone in the Doctor Who fandom wanted to see. And, what does Moffat do? Of course he twists everything that all the fans believed and turned it on its head.
The Last Day brings a little more information about the Time War, something we waited eight and a half years for. Who doesn't want that?
And we've come to The Day of the Doctor; the 50th anniversary special. Moffat claimed that this was a love letter to the fans. Well, if that was true, why was Billie Piper relegated to simply playing the Moment rather than Rose Tyler, as everyone expected? My own suspicions are that it was Moffat's annoyance with Rose that prevented the reunion that everyone wanted to see. Yes, Rose's form was chosen as significant enough in the Doctor's life that the War Doctor would listen to what she said; but he was the only who could see her. Then, of course, we have Ten's romance with Elizabeth I. Now, everyone knew what happened thanks to The End of Time, but seeing it was a different story. I mean, to learn that the only reason it happened was because of the Zygon invasion; well, that is interesting.
Gallifrey's fate almost seemed like a fix-it for what RTD did. And, it would seem like a cop-out regarding the Doctor's survival guilt, but the whole issue of crossing his own timeline prevented all that guilt from being pointless. Up until that moment, Eleven truly believed that it happened that way; that he destroyed Gallifrey in order to prevent the Final Sanction. Well, NO MORE! Giggles. Sorry, couldn't resist. As soon as Gallifrey was moved to that pocket universe, the Doctor was absolved of all his guilt and given the hope that he was not truly the last of his kind. Other elements include the reason for the Doctor's inability to resist crying children (seriously, that was mentioned in Eleven's second episode and resolved in his penultimate) as well as the regeneration into Nine. God, it only took eight and a half years!
Not only is The Time of the Doctor the annual Christmas episode, but it is also Eleven's final episode. Given what was mentioned about Trenzalore's significance to Eleven's fate and how the regenerations were counted...well, it hurts! Seriously, I wasn't even all that fond of Eleven and it still hurts.
Deep Breath Was it entirely necessary to make this an 80 minute episode? Nine's opener Rose was 45 minutes. Ten's opener The Christmas Invasion was 60 minutes. Eleven's opener The Eleventh Hour was 65 minutes. But, Twelve's opener was 80 minutes. I don't see why that was necessary. Not to mention that it was a warped version of The Girl in the Fireplace. Oh, then we have the most painful thing about the episode; Eleven's Trenzalore cameo. God, even while watching the episode, the regeneration still hurt and then you have to include the pre-filmed sequence (that damn TARDIS telephone was lying off the hook at the end of The Time of Doctor; there was a reason for it!) so that Clara could say goodbye. The pain came rushing back and I do not appreciate it.
Okay, I have only one problem with Into the Dalek. Did Moffat really have to help write this episode? Couldn't he have allowed Phil Ford to write this one on his own? The last episode that Phil Ford wrote was The Waters of Mars with RTD. I can understand why that one had a shared credit, but this one? Not so much.
Now we have come to Listen, the latest episode written by Moffat. Some terrifyingly creepy stuff there and an interesting character study into the Doctor's head. No doubt it was an fascinating episode. But, there were parts of this episode that did not seem necessary. Like Clara offering up some of the First Doctor's quotes to a young Doctor (See above for my issues with Moffat's treatment of Clara).
Time Heist offers a shared credit between Moffat and Steve Thompson. For me, the twist at the end was predictable. I blame the damn memory worm.
Next, Moffat helped Gareth Roberts write The Caretaker. What is probably the worst part of this episode is that the Doctor's treatment of Danny would mirror how Mickey and Rory were treated by Nine and Eleven respectively. Seriously, how Moffat treats the female companions is reprehensible, but how he treats the male companions is even worse. Because the sad thing is that, with the exception of Jack, all the male companions of the New Who era have been treated in similar veins. It's wrong and I don't like it.
I am sitting here writing this next part immediately after watching Dark Water. I may have had a minor freak-out over the twist the the end. Mainly, that is because my sister and I had this strange conversation about something similar. Because of that, Twelve's opening season as the Doctor has become synonymous with the absurd conversation that seems to have become true; a conversation that was had in the weeks preceding the 50th anniversary. Anyway, I will reiterate my issues with Moffat's treatment of Danny. Killing him? Really? Didn't Rory get enough of that?
Ultimately, I have a few problems with the way that Moffat has handled the show since becoming show runner. I don't mind his work on Sherlock, but Doctor Who is a very different story.
Umm...looks up. That went on longer than I expected. Anyway, back to the main point of this section:
Donna Noble: I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Donna. There are times when I find her to be incredible overbearing; however, on the other hand, there are times when I quite like her. Not sure what to make of that.
Amelia/Amy Pond: I find Amy to be the most unremarkable companion. She's whiny and annoying.
River Song: Sorry, but I absolutely despise her. Moffat's brain child currently ranks as my most hated character ever, and there's nothing in the universe that could ever make me like her. Seriously, what the hell was Moffat thinking when he created her? Okay, yes; the whole idea of meeting a person in reverse is kind of cool, but the execution was horrible. The complexities of what Moffat was attempting with River Song boggled the mind. I suppose he was trying to show the sort of complex relationship that the Doctor could have with companions (Sixth Doctor companion - and later Seventh - Mel Bush being the only televised companion to have that sort of relationship with the Doctor; never fully shown in the series because Colin Baker was fired from the show), but that didn't work out. MOSTLY BECAUSE RIVER SONG IS A MARY SUE. I mean, really? Child of the TARDIS. Part-Time Lady because she was conceived in the Vortex. Ultimately, that would make her the only other Time Lady in existence, who doesn't share the Doctor's DNA. Because let's not forget about Jenny. Or Meta-Ten. She knows the Doctor's name. Oh, and let's not forget attempting to ensure her own existence by playing matchmaker for her parents (whom she GREW UP WITH!). I mean, what about that DOESN'T scream MARY SUE to you?
Ten/Reinette: Creepy, creepy, and more creepy. Did I say creepy?
Ten/Martha: There was no way that the Doctor was ready for a relationship. Not so soon after being separated from Rose. Really, the mistake that was made here is the genetic transfer. He could have gone about that a very different way of doing that and it never would have been a problem.
Eleven/Amy: This is Eleven's version of Reinette. Why, even Moffat mentioned that it was Reinette who helped to inspire the back story for Amy. So, no. It's not as horribly creepy as Ten/Reinette, but still; there is no way that I will ever support this.
Eleven/River: Okay, this pairing seriously pisses me off. ONE, I don't like River Song period (See Above for further details). TWO, she was trained by Kovarian's faction of the Silence to KILL the Doctor. THREE, she grew up hearing stories about the Doctor and became obsessed with him. To the point in which she got in trouble at school for mentioning him and how he should have done something about the Titanic and later Hitler. Yeah, um...they're called FIXED POINTS, Mels. He can't change them. FOUR, her life revolved solely around the Doctor...even after breaking through the conditioning that Kovarian used on her. Sorry, but no; I refuse to accept that the marriage from an alternate universe (and their entire romantic relationship, if you can call it that) is a thing.
Gwen Cooper: I liked her at first; but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that there was nothing truly redeemable about her.
Owen Harper: The tragic back story only slightly redeemed him from his douchebag status. I get that he felt empty without Katie, but it didn't mean that Owen had to become a womanizing jerk.
Jack/Gwen: Okay, Jack may flirt with everyone in existence, but he does have some scruples. He's hardly the type of person that would break up a relationship for the sake of getting with a person. Anyway, half of the sexual tension that existed between these two was created because Gwen was reading too much into Jack's attempts at training her.
Chuck: Chuck/Jill, Bryce/Sarah
Glee: Finn/Quinn, Finn/Rachel, Finn/Kurt, Will/Terri, Artie/Brittany, Artie/Kitty, Sam/Brittany, Quinn/Rachel, Sebastian/Hunter
Once Upon a Time: David/Kathryn, Victor/Mary Margaret, Graham/Regina, Emma/Regina, Emma/August, Emma/Gold, Emma/Neal, Hook/Milah, Gold/Milah, Gold/Cora, Gold/Zelena, Robin/Zelena, Archie/Ruby, August/Ruby
NCIS: Tim/Abby, Tony/EJ, Gibbs/Jenny
Bones: Roxie/Angela, Sweets/Daisy
Supernatural: Dean/Anna, Dean/Lisa, Sam/Madison, Sam/Ruby
Heroes: Claire/Gretchen, Peter/Claire
Psych: Shawn/Abigail, Shawn/Lassiter
Star Wars: Obi-Wan/Padmé, Luke/Mara Jade
Ghost of My Former Self: My sister (i.eat.sugar.for.breakfast) asked me to write this and I agreed, wondering about it myself. Harry's life if Voldemort did not exist; starts out briefly within Half-Blood Prince. I have writer's block with this story and will get back to it when I can.
Of Princesses and Lightning Bolts: Before the Boy-who-Lived is permanently damaged by his aunt and uncle, Severus Snape swoops in, intent on keeping the boy away from his abusive relatives. While living with his half-sister and the Potions Master, Harry is faced with an assortment of odd situations, nothing that is supposed to happen in a world without Voldemort.
Princess Sunburst: Sequel to Secrets of a Slytherin Princess. The aftermath of the war.
Ears, Princesses, and Wonderful Lives: Fred's death nearly destroyed him. And, as long as George is around, no one can grieve properly for the fallen Weasley. Sometimes he wishes that he did not exist. But, when he gets his wish, will George be able to accept the fate he resigned the world to, or will he wish he was back in his own world?
Human Popsicle Chunks of Ice-5: An Alias/Supernatural crossover. Derek Modell went to APO for help; Gabriel went to them to give Fintan Keene his just desserts.
Mermaid Scales: An entry for the Twin Exchange's Love in Unusual Places Challenge. George and Hermione must obtain a very peculiar potions ingredient.
Navy and Gold: An Entry for the Twin Exchange's Summer Lovin' Challenge. He fell for her at a Quidditch match. Now he's about to make the biggest decision of his life at one.
Patchwork: An entry for the Twin Exchange's May Challenge. Since the end of the war, Harry has hated May 2nd. Hermione tries to help him see past all the grief surrounding that date.
Poison in My Veins: After hearing of the attack on his father, Fred realizes what he needs to do in order to help with the war.
Psych Versus the Emergency Codeword: A Psych/Chuck crossover. Shawn and Gus take a detour to a Burbank BuyMore.
St. George and the Princess: The legend of St. George and the Dragon set within the Harry Potter world.
Secrets of a Slytherin Princess: After an order is given to watch over her best friend, one sixth year learns that there is a major secret that her father has been keeping from her since she was born.
The Price of Erised: Percy discovered the Mirror of Erised twice. The first time was as a fifteen year-old boy. The second was just after the war.
The Princess and the Dungeon Bat: A detention with Severus Snape allows Bill and Charlie Weasley, and Nymphadora Tonks to become aware of a secret that the Potions Master has been keeping. Companion piece to Secrets of a Slytherin Princess.
The Witch Bride: The Princess Bride with Harry Potter characters.
A Dog and His Princess: Sirius escaped three years earlier, only to find Hermione Granger and Apollonia Snape. Falsehoods that the Ministry believed in then begin to unravel.
A Prince and His Princess: Severus Snape never expected this when he went to go apologize to Lily. Now he's stuck trying to get along with Potter, all while dealing with his pregnant best friend.
A Princess in the Rose Garden: Scorpius Malfoy fell in love with Rose Weasley. The problem: she hates him more than anything.
Always a Princess, Never a Queen: Being the daughter of Rowena Ravenclaw has never been easy. No matter how hard she tries, Helena can never compare to her mother. And, when plans are being made for Helena's future - without her consent - things start to get a little messy.
Angelic Protection: A Harry Potter/Supernatural crossover. When Iris Weasley falls deathly ill, Apollonia struggles to save her daughter, failing to realize that it has a direct correlation with something happening on the other side of the world.
Baron's Lament: The Bloody Baron pines over his lost love and what might have been.
Battle of Flames Past and Present: A Harry Potter/Supernatural crossover. Gabriel never wanted to see Kali ever again. So, when she shows up on the worst day imaginable, the archangel must get rid of her before things get messy.
Blackberry Pie: Angelina Johnson's journey to find love.
Blacklight Rain: Andromeda Black starts to realize that her family is not quite what it appears.
Blood of a Basilisk Princess: Harry and Apollonia meet before either one can go get their wand.
Broken: After a terrible tragedy, Harry and Draco speak with one another about the effects this has on Draco's wife, Harry's sister.
Carmichael: Eddie Carmichael reminiscences the time he had with his cousin.
Darklight Rain: Andromeda Tonks runs into someone from her past while hiding out from the Ministry.
Devil's Snare: Professor Pomona Sprout attempts to defend the castle she has taught at for the last four decades.
Divine Intervention: A Harry Potter/Supernatural crossover. Upon learning of the problem the Wizarding World currently faces, the Fates recruit several gods and goddesses to correct the imbalance.
Fate's Design: A Harry Potter/Supernatural crossover. When Atropos arrives to decide the fate of one Apollonia Snape, she is forced to come to terms with a decision from God himself to make Gabriel the girl's guardian angel.
Finding Laughter: Coming back to Hogwarts after the war is interesting to say the least. Especially when said year is full of pranks.
Firework Princess: When George Weasley makes a plea for Apollonia Snape to go to the Yule Ball with him, secrets that were concealed for years are revealed.
For the Sake of the Tiger Princess and the Cheetah Chosen One: Thaddeus Carmichael is tasked with reversing time, giving Harry Potter and his sister a real chance at happiness.
Great-Horned Owl: Thaddeus Carmichael recovers from his three-year coma, coming to terms with the deaths of the people he loves; his family and fiancee included.
Harbinger of Death: Guilt has always been what fueled Sirius Black to go after the rat.
Healing Mysteries: Roxanne Weasley has never gotten a real vacation. So, when Dominique offers her the opportunity to get away from the family for awhile, she takes it. She never expected to get embroiled in a mystery quite like this. Especially when it led to a conspiracy only she knew about.
How to Get a Princess: James Potter starts his pursuit of Lily Evans.
How to Lose a Princess: Severus Snape wants to reconcile with Lily. Too bad she won't give him the time of day.
Independence Thy Name is Princess: Jonathon Prince is not sure he likes the man his daughter is about to marry. But, when Eileen refuses to cancel her marriage to Tobias Snape, things start to get a little messy.
Iridescent Angel Wings: A Harry Potter/Supernatural crossover. When Apollonia is cursed, with no way to revive her, Percy Weasley and Mark Campbell must dig into the supernatural world that she was studying in order to find out what happened to her. In the meantime, Sam and Dean are called to Bobby's in order to speak with Castiel about the fight against Raphael for Heaven. Or, at least, that's what they're doing before Mark recruits them to help uncover the reason behind Apollonia's curse.
Iris: A Harry Potter/Supernatural crossover. Before walking into the Elysian Fields Hotel, Gabriel asks an old friend to do him a favor.
Journey of the Raven's Ruby: Ruby jewelry was given as a gift. For Fred Weasley, it was a way to tell the girl he loved about his feelings for her. However, she saw it as something different. And that caused a chain reaction that Fred wished he could stop.
L'amour Ne Meurt Jamais: Love Never Dies. Sixteen kids. Sixteen stories.
L'eau Phoenix: Apollonia wanted to do something to help those affected by the war. So began a journey to find a rare water phoenix.
Little Princess Sunspot: Prequel to Secrets of a Slytherin Princess. Apollonia's first summer at Malfoy Manor.
May Angels Watch Over You: A Harry Potter/Supernatural crossover. When England's National Quidditch team makes it to the 425th playing of the Quidditch World Cup, history repeats itself. In the dead of night, a silent attack occurs; with only Percy Weasley, his sister-in-law: Apollonia, and one of ENQ team's beaters: Mark Campbell noticing the attack. Once home, a rash of killings occur, and trio is forced to investigate, leading them to Mark's cousins: Dean and Sam Winchester, and their allies: Bobby Singer and an angel named Castiel.
New York Clara: A Chuck/White Collar crossover. With Chuck and Sarah dealing with the anniversary of when Sarah's memories were lost, eight year-old Clara Woodcomb is shuttled off to New York to spend time with Ellie's cousin, Elizabeth when Devon and Ellie are called away for a conference. There, Clara runs into a certain ex-criminal; only to realize that Neal Caffrey is not what he appears. He's really Bryce Larkin, her uncle's old friend from Stanford. And, when Clara finds a long-lost copy of the Intersect, Bryce/Neal must protect yet another Bartowski who was inadvertently pulled into the spy world.
Nesting Mothers Can Be Dangerous: Fleur never wanted to deal with dragons. Not after her experience in the Tri-Wizard Tournament. So, why are she and Bill off hunting a Hungarian Horntail?
Prem: The Thomas/Patil/Carmichael wedding. Dean/Parvati & Eddie/Padma.
Princess Fair: While Zara Malfoy is in Denmark along with Dominique and Roxanne Weasley, she finds herself reliving her mother's favorite fairy tale: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Princess of Hearts: After a terrible tragedy, Apollonia discovers that her entire life turned out very wrong.
Princess of the Light: Harry died in the fight against Voldemort. It is up to Apollonia Snape to lead the fight against the monster who killed her brother. And so, she attempts a risky scheme: to turn back time.
Princess Wand: Apollonia goes to get her wand.
Princesses and Ghosts: Fred watches over his twin in a way that George never expected; he haunts Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.
Revenge with a Dash of Fairy Princess: James Potter and Sirius Black push Severus Snape a little too far.
Snake Princess: A Harry Potter/Supernatural crossover. With a horrible monster on the loose in Hogwarts, being a Slytherin is not exactly the best thing. But, when Apollonia Evans helps a trio of Gryffindors sneak into the Slytherin dungeon, it leads her on a journey of self-discovery.
Starlight Rain: Andromeda Black forms a bond with Ted Tonks, one that proves rather helpful in escaping the arranged marriage that she is faced with.
Story of the Laurel: Fleur Delacour has always been a little different. Only, having a god in her head was not quite what she expected.
Sun, Snow, and Apples: After her trip to Denmark, Zara Malfoy returns to Hogwarts for her fourth year. There, she uncovers the identity of her Prince Charming; whom remains a mystery to her.
Swan Song: A Harry Potter/Glee crossover. Sam Evans finds himself falling for his best friend's ex-girlfriend.
The Art of Mimicry: Barty has a very special talent.
The Hero and the Princess: In a world where there was no Potter/Snape rivalry, James Potter raises his son and step-daughter.
The Princess's Cousin: Companion piece to Princess Sunburst. Dudley's life after May 2nd, 1998.
The Raven's Princess: Sequel (of sorts) to Princess Sunburst. In the days leading up to one of the most important days of her life, Apollonia learns of something that has been concealed from her for five years while listening to the life story of a family member she never got to know.
The Reaper's Path: Fred didn't expect this when he died.
The Supplanter: When Emma went through the enchanted tree, there was an unseen presence with her. As she grew up, Emma's imaginary friend, James, keeps her from becoming as jaded as she could be. James disappears during her teenage years, reappearing only when Henry comes to bring Emma to Storybrooke. That's when Emma learns the true identity of her imaginary friend: he's her father's dead twin brother.
Tremors: My own experience with this helped inspire this story. It's something I often wondered about. Hermione deals with an unfortunate side effect of Bellatrix's torturing her in Malfoy Manor. Non-Epilogue compliant. I have no idea when I'll get around to writing this story; I've started it, but have a few other stories (see above) on my mind.
Where Angels Fear to Tread: A Harry Potter/Supernatural crossover. Dean Winchester was not the first soul that Tessa had difficulty with over the years. He was the second. The first was Harry Potter. The boy-who-lived kept dying before his time and had to be sent back. Finally, it got to the point in which Death stepped in to make sure that Fate's plan was followed.
White Stag Princess: A Harry Potter/Supernatural crossover. Barely a week into the school year, Apollonia Snape discovers the existence of her brother, a guardian angel, and a destiny that has followed her for the last eleven years. As time passes, she is drawn into the world of the supernatural; forced to help the Winchesters in preventing the apocalypse.
White Tornado: Going back to school after Voldemort was destroyed; it was something Mirabelle Rook wanted for her younger sister. However, Kyra Rook knows better. She knows that returning to Hogwarts for her final year will only bring about something unusual. And, she was right. Only, meeting Marcus Belby was not on the agenda.
Wolf Guide: It was the wolf's responsibility to keep Emma in Storybrooke.
Yule Princess: Apollonia looks back on her experience at the Yule Ball.