Caustic Paladin
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Joined 03-05-10, id: 2279222, Profile Updated: 09-14-15
Author has written 7 stories for Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Star Trek: 2009, Marvel, DC Superheroes, Dresden Files, and Person of Interest.


As of March 25th 2015, using the term "Mary Sue" or any variant thereof in a review gets you blocked. That criticism is both lazy and MEANINGLESS! A survey-style use of the "Mary Sue Litmus Test" on the main three characters of the "Star Wars" trilogy results in Luke and Leia being ranked as "almost certainly a Mary Sue, and a bad one at that." Han missed it by one-point seven points. (Aggregate of 128 carefully proctored [as in "made sure the participants understood the rules"] tests.)

As of early fall of 2015, I am dealing with a series of medical problems that are drastically limiting my ability to write. I'll try to add parts to things, and to wrap up the ones that are unfinished, but I cannot make promises, folks. Sorry.

Aspiring author with a passing interest in fanfiction, but only in fandoms where the author/creator does not object to fanfiction. If an author objects, I will not write it -- and neither should anyone else. They give us their worlds to look into, but if they don't want us playing there, we should stay the hell out.

Fascinated by all things crime-prevention related, serious martial artist, armchair psychologist, grumpy old person (on occasion). Love role-playing games -- the REAL kind, pencil, paper and dice. MMORPGs aren't RPGs, and you can't convince me otherwise. I've played them, and they are NOT about role-playing.

Love science fiction and fantasy, some horror. No use for cyberpunk, steampunk, or any other kind of punk. Shadowrun nauseates me. The Star Wars franchise should have stopped with the Original Holy Trilogy. Some of the books are enjoyable, but none of the "series" of Star Wars novels published by Del Rey have been worth more than the match that it would take to burn them. STAR WARS IS NOT GOTH! IT IS NOT EMO! Yet Del Rey seems to think it's both...

Also a former comic book geek. As of Civil War and Final Crisis, I no longer freaking care at all. Too much stupid in too many crossovers and reboots -- keep it. I'll do my own comic stories, thanks.

While I am a fan of many things, I refuse to participate in fandom. It's the source of too much stupid.

If you make me mad, I'll write you into a story and either mock "story you" mercilessly or outright kill "story you" if you've spewed too much stupid. DWIOD.

I am extremely opinionated and don't care who knows it. If that bothers you... okay.

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Relevant Wizardry reviews
Reese and Finch's latest number is an odd one. Visiting New York from Chicago, PI Harry Dresden has almost NO digital footprint. No cell phone, no internet presence, not even a power bill. Worse... he advertises in the Yellow Pages under "Wizards." Takes place between "Turn Coat" and "Changes" for Dresden, after "Bury the Lede" for Reese and Finch. BOOK DRESDEN, NOT TV!
Crossover - Dresden Files & Person of Interest - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 14,094 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 3/28 - Published: 5/13/2014
DC: Unified reviews
The DC Universe dies after too many Crises- and is reborn a bit differently. Ignores all continuities; complete Universal Reboot. There will be no New Gods, no Olympian Gods, and very little to do with outer space. Absolutely no multiple Earths! One world, one continuity,
DC Superheroes - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 55,865 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 3/15 - Published: 7/28/2013
To the Power Born: A Tale of the Slayers reviews
COMPLETE! Sequel to "Two Slayers, One Heart." Jocelyn Penobscot was born with the Slayer power, understands it and wields it almost instinctively... and she's going to need her power as not one old enemy of the Scooby Gang, but THREE old enemies return and go to war against the Slayers. Ignores ALL Buffy and Angel comics, and Angel (TV series) Season 5.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 51 - Words: 293,157 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/1/2014 - Published: 7/8/2014 - Complete
Marvel Prime reviews
The Marvel Universe rebooted differently. Ignores all Marvel and Ultimate Marvel continuity, draws on both. Initial focus will involve a spider-bitten person. Later chapters will feature other characters. Be warned; many things from "regular" comics will be different or missing entirely. No Asgard, no mutants. Some mutants may appear, but will be normal humans or MUTATES instead.
Marvel - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 82,694 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 9/18/2013 - Published: 7/24/2012
Star Trek: Yesterday's Champion reviews
The Romulan Nero changed history- now Jim Kirk must believe that he can do the same to save the woman he loves. Once he gave up Edith Keeler to save his time. This time... he may save her. That, too, may have repercussions down the time stream...
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 36,264 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 4/25/2012 - Published: 11/24/2011
Higher Stakes: A Fanfiction of the Dresden Files reviews
Complete! Spoilers for "Changes," ignores GS. Harry Dresden returns to life, lands in the Nevernever, meets Buffy Summers, Xander and Dawn, who help him return to Chicago, then with his hunt for his killer. Ignores S-8 comics after "Time of Your Life."
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & Dresden Files - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 234,205 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 3/15/2012 - Published: 12/28/2010 - Complete
Two Slayers, One Heart: Version Three Point Zero reviews
Complete! The day the Scythe activates all potential Slayers, one small city gets TWO Slayers- which leads the Scooby Gang to set up shop there. Soon, old and new Slayers and enemies are everywhere. AU, femslash, ignores Buffy Season 8, Angel Season 5. Very minor crossover.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 81 - Words: 338,009 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 7/21/2011 - Published: 4/25/2011 - Complete