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Author has written 15 stories for Merlin, and Haven.

9/12/2014 Memento Mori is finished! I know, it's hard to believe after it sat in limbo for so long but it's done and it's great (if I do say so myself). Apparently I started this in 2010 so I can only say it's a testament to the fact I hate to leave things undone.

NOTE: Since I'm doing far less FF writing, I've decided to consolidate my two accounts into one. Over the next few days I'll be posting the Haven stories from my Lee Tennant account to this one. It's a shame to lose the wonderful reviews I have but it seems redundant to have two accounts. So for all fans of my Haven stories, I haven't stolen them. Promise. Just relocating them.

About me

My nickname is based on Mnemosyne who gave birth to the muses. Mostly, people call me Mnem and you're welcome to as well.

I'm Australian and am one of the more *ahem* 'mature' writers on FF.net. As a consequence I have the time-consuming things that come with age such as full-time jobs and housework. I also have a genetic back problem that flares up every now and then and means I'm not allowed to sit in front of a computer for too long. For all these reasons, my time on the site is much more limited now than it used to be.

I'm just finished what will probably be my last fic in the Merlin fandom, Memento Mori. I personally think it's probably my best fic in terms of conception, characterisation and execution. It's a great feeling for me to read back over my earlier fics such as A Lion and a Unicorn and Body Swap and to see just how much I've improved as a writer. For that, I cannot thank everyone on this site enough.

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This is the amazing artwork of Silvia15. You can find her on Deviantart right here: I couldn't believe how much this image captured the gravitas of Memento Mori; it's positively inspiring. Thank you, Silvia, for giving me permission to use your wonderful artwork.

My stories by genre

(Mostly) Drama

A Life in Moments Trilogy: A Lion and a Unicorn, A Life in Moments, The Haunted Lake

I Love To Serve

Memento Mori

My Enemy's Enemy

(Mostly) Comedy

Twelve Days of Christmas in Camelot (my personal favourite and, in my opinion, highly underrated)

Damsels are Distressing

Body Swap

Crack

Spell

Regrets

The Problem with Merlin and Morgana


Mnem's review policy

In my opinion, we all post fan fiction because we love to write and because this gives us an audience that can read and review our work. I know my writing has improved considerably since I began posting on ff and I appreciate everyone who's helped me with that.

I believe in reviewing a story regardless of how old it is and in reviewing every (or maybe every second) chapter. Let's face it, writing "that was great" at the end of a 30-chapter story is hardly helpful. I will also NEVER favourite a story without reviewing it. If I can't find one thing to say about a story, it hardly counts as a "favourite" and being one of someone's 4,000 'favourite' stories is not so much a compliment as a dispiriting testament to someone's ability to click a button.

There are, unfortunately, some parts of Merlin fan fiction where I think the basic premise has flaws. These are fics that I don't read and so will therefore not review. This is completely my opinion so I hope nobody gets offended. I just don't want people to wonder why I never reviewed their story:

Modern AU, particularly modern AU set in highschool;

Stories where Merlin is a woman and still Arthur's manservant (no nobleman would have a female servant. Ever. Seriously. Would not happen.);

Stories where Merlin and Arthur can't be together because homosexuality is frowned upon (generally speaking, pagans did not have a problem with homosexuality and in many human cultures it was more than acceptable. In the 600AD - 900AD time period it would have been widespread, particularly amongst the ruling class - people in power have always been able to sleep with whomever they want anyway. Basically, nobody would have had a problem with Arthur having sex with his manservant at the time. It is true that when the myths were finally written down Christianity was fully entrenched and homosexuality was not widely-accepted then. But that was up to 500 years after the myths are set, if you take the 600AD date compared to when Geoffrey of Monmouth was writing.)

Which brings me to slash. I have no problem with slash per se as long as the protoganists are in character. In my opinion this is incredibly rare. Of the hundreds of slash stories I've read on this website so far, only a handful have good characterisation. I will review slash if it's well-written or if I believe pointing out OOCness will help the writer. But porn is porn regardless of the character's names and if the story will still make sense when I change the character's names to 'Bill and Ben the gay plumbers' then it isn't fan fiction either. Reviewing that kind of slash is pointless for obvious reasons.

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Seeing is Believing by WitchyWeasel reviews
Murder, confusion and deadly illusions leave Camelot in chaos and Uther 'missing'. To save the city Merlin and Arthur undertake a difficult and revealing journey to destroy a legendary pillar built on a source of raw magic. ON HIATUS - WILL BE RESUMED
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 74,234 - Reviews: 311 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 169 - Updated: 9/20/2010 - Published: 2/6/2010 - Arthur, Merlin
The Seven Deadly Secrets of the Lady Morgana by lawla reviews
A sequel to 'The Seven Deadly Shortcomings of Arthur Pendragon', this time focusing on Morgana. Eight chapters, each a one-shot about the seven deadly sins save for the epilogue. Rated for language and sexual innuendo. :D
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,561 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 6/24/2010 - Published: 9/20/2009 - Morgana
Breaching Boundaries by Handful of Silence reviews
AU. In his dreams Merlin sees echoes of what has not been, of lives he could have had and of who Morgana could have become. And this only makes him hold onto her all the more tighter. M/M, A/G
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,857 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 8 - Published: 5/12/2010 - Merlin, Morgana - Complete
The Scáthan by GuildedDragonfly reviews
Twenty Years ago Uther completed his campaign against all things magic. Now the descendant of one of his adversaries is back for revenge and Morgana will suffer the consequences.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 43,365 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 4/26/2010 - Published: 11/23/2009 - Morgana, Uther - Complete
Challengers by brickroad16 reviews
When Arthur thinks that Merlin and Morgana's friendship has started to push the bounds of propriety, Morgana has to make a decision. M/M.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 40,294 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 321 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 3/26/2010 - Published: 1/25/2010 - Morgana, Merlin - Complete
Just Merlin and Morgana by Catindahat reviews
After a hard day's work Merlin always has something to look forward to. However reality looms and they cannot escape for long. Merlin/Morgana. Oneshot
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,808 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 16 - Published: 3/16/2010 - Merlin, Morgana - Complete
what happens next by miriya v reviews
Merlin does not say "this is the water where I've buried our would-be loves, women and swords alike." Merlin takes the newly-crowned King on a fetch mission; both find far more than they expected. Arthur/Merlin, Freya. PG-13, spoilers, future-fic.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,021 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 10 - Published: 3/13/2010 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Opening Is Just the Start by brickroad16 reviews
Morgana chronicles the progression of her relationship with Merlin and how much he's changed her. M/M.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,831 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/26/2010 - Morgana, Merlin - Complete
She Just Might Save Your Soul by brickroad16 reviews
Merlin navigates his burgeoning feelings for Morgana and his status as a servant. M/M.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,760 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 1/26/2010 - Published: 1/25/2010 - Merlin, Morgana - Complete
Hawthorn Tree by MegElemental reviews
Your body burns away the winter's cold. Stand by me, and shade me from the sun. Morgana finds her comfort in a hawthorn. M/M.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,319 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/23/2010 - Morgana, Merlin - Complete
Embers by brickroad16 reviews
Defining moments in Morgana's relationship with Merlin, all revolving around fire. Minor spoilers for 2.03 and 2.07. Merlin/Morgana.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 18,630 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 1/7/2010 - Published: 11/16/2009 - Morgana, Merlin - Complete
Just Another by Catindahat reviews
He was just another servant, so why did her heart beat faster when her eyes landed on him. She was just another noble, so why did he notice her wherever she went. Merlin/Morgana. One-shot
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,998 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/3/2010 - Merlin, Morgana - Complete
A Cautionary Tale About Tomatoes And Zombies by netgirly2k reviews
Armed with two swords, a slightly dented helmet and a wooden spoon, our heroes fight zombies.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,340 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 170 - Follows: 20 - Published: 10/27/2009 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
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Over The Way reviews
When two FBI agents come to Haven to apprehend Duke Crocker for Max Hansen's murder, they find small-town quirkiness but no sign of a certain six-foot-two tattooed smuggler. Set after Season 1. Republished
Haven - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 24,334 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/24 - Published: 11/29/2014 - Audrey P., Nathan W., Duke C. - Complete
Memento Mori reviews
A magical attack leaves everyone in the Kingdom without their memories. Set end of Season 1. Now complete.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 53,184 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 12/6/2014 - Published: 9/22/2010 - Merlin - Complete
All Roads
When Samuel Weathervane decides to die, he calls on Duke Crocker to help him end his Trouble. Set Season 3, after Burned.
Haven - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,152 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/3/2014 - Published: 12/2/2014
Extra Set of Clothes reviews
Nathan wonders why it always involves nakedness. Audrey wonders if the universe is against her. Duke wonders if he might be in with a shot. Three-shot. Republished.
Haven - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,412 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/28/2014 - Audrey P., Duke C. - Complete
Long White Beard reviews
After a thousand years, Merlin contemplates the reality of his beard
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 914 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Published: 2/12/2013 - Complete
A Life in Moments reviews
Part 2 of the 'Life in Moments' Trilogy and sequel to 'A Lion and a Unicorn'. Story told in oneshots, drabbles and longer story arcs across multiple time lines. Contents list is in chapter 101. Believe me, you'll need it.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 101 - Words: 105,983 - Reviews: 512 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 8/19/2011 - Published: 1/15/2010 - Merlin, Morgana - Complete
My Enemy's Enemy reviews
Morgana has a prophetic nightmare and realises that the only one who can help is the man who tried to murder her. Set somewhere in Season 3.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 13,632 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 11/23/2010 - Published: 10/10/2010 - Morgana, Merlin - Complete
Spell reviews
What if somebody put a series of spells on Camelot and nobody noticed? NOW COMPLETE. Definitely.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,333 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/26/2010 - Published: 4/11/2010 - Gwen/Guinevere, Merlin - Complete
I Love to Serve reviews
She may be a servant to love, but he is a servant to her. Season 2 from Morgana's perspective. Based on a prompt on the dual meanings of servant. M/M. Spoilers for all of S1 and S2.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 39 - Words: 73,669 - Reviews: 300 - Favs: 179 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 3/27/2010 - Published: 1/16/2010 - Merlin, Morgana - Complete
Damsels are Distressing reviews
Damsels are in distress. Merlin is a hero. Arthur is confused.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 6,413 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 274 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 1/13/2010 - Published: 1/4/2010 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
A Haunted Lake reviews
Part 3 conclusion of the 'Life in Moments' trilogy. Down a deep forest path, through a crop of oak trees, and beside a vast field of wildflowers, there is a lake. It's a wondrous thing but the locals do not go near it after dark.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,424 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/3/2010 - Published: 1/1/2010 - Merlin, Morgana - Complete
The Twelve Days of Christmas in Camelot reviews
Camelot days set to the Twelve Days of Christmas. Chapter 8 has two warnings and a one-off 'M' rating.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 34,222 - Reviews: 151 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/1/2010 - Published: 12/8/2009 - Merlin - Complete
The Problem with Merlin and Morgana reviews
Morgana and Merlin ponder the problem that is each other. M/M. Spoilers for 2x12. COMPLETE. At least until someone convinces me to write more. Again.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,896 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 12/16/2009 - Published: 11/25/2009 - Morgana, Merlin - Complete
Body Swap reviews
Merlin and Arthur swap lives for a week. No slash. Kind of Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Morgana but mostly just silliness.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 16,074 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 11/20/2009 - Published: 11/15/2009 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
A Lion and a Unicorn reviews
Part 1 of the 'Life in Moments' Trilogy. Morgana dreams and in trying to work out what it means she discovers something about Arthur's servant.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 34,456 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 257 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 11/7/2009 - Published: 10/26/2009 - Morgana, Merlin - Complete
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