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Joined 04-11-10, id: 2324170, Profile Updated: 05-05-10
Author has written 23 stories for Babylon 5, and Hunger Games.

If you've made it to my profile, it's because my writing either impressed or intrigued you enough to want to know who is behind it. Either way, thanks!

I've been writing for as long as I can remember. I grew up writing fanfiction. I wrote fanfiction before I even knew it was called fanfiction, before there was even a computer (much less a computer with internet access) in my house, and way before I discovered fanfiction.net. When other girls my age were playing with dolls and having tea parties, I was supremely more comfortable with a pen in my hand. Looking back, my muse was tracked by my maturity, beginning with "Ghostwriter" and "Power Rangers" when I was a pre-teen, to NSYNC in my teenage years before I took a haitus from writing while I dealt with real life.

It's been about ten years since I used a quirky disclaimer along the lines of, "I don't own this, someone else does, and please don't sue me." In that time I managed to write some original poetry, but I seem incapable of creating original characters and a plot that would carry a novel. Someday, this is my ultimate goal. Clearly I'm still working on it.

My newest, greatest and most mature muse is the Bablyon 5 Universe as created by J. Michael Straczynski. I was immediately drawn into this story from the very first episode I watched ("Confessions and Lamentations"), which happened by accident in the summer of 2009. My husband (who is much more knowledgable of all things sci-fi than myself) had borrowed the series from a friend as something to keep his sanity while he was unemployed. He worked his way through the series during the day or at night after I had gone to bed. One night, I couldn't sleep. I sat down to watch, and the rest, as they say, is history.

As a writer, this series played right into my hand. I'm a character writer, and I love to explore emotion and the general flawed human condition through writing. In life, the series also played to my personality. People, in general, fascinate me. My job-I-get-paid-for is in Human Resources, and I took a lot of psychology in college. As such, one of my favorite things to do is get to the root of what makes someone who they are - metaphorically speaking, take them apart, figure out what makes them tick. It bugs the heck out of my friends and family, but fictional characters... well, they sit down and play nice, let me get inside their heads. I appreciate their cooperation. :)

So, in general, this series spoke to my nature, first as a viewer and then as a writer. When I bought the series myself and sat down to watch it from beginning to end, I was so drawn into the characters - their strengths, their flaws, their growth through the series - that when it was over I had myself a good cry. And then I set out to find out what else was in this universe. That led me to the movies, and then to The Lost Tales, and finally to fanfiction, written by others, and then written by me. JMS created some wonderfully flawed characters who are so much fun to poke and prod... and torture... sorry. As I said, I like to explore emotion. That probably means you'll see a whole range of stuff from me, from simple and sappy to dark and foreboding.

It feels good to be back in the writing saddle again, and I thank JMS whole-heartedly for this wonderful playground. It is expansive enough to keep me entertained and busy for quite some time. For how carefully and wonderfully he crafted the B5 universe, my goal is to do it justice... though I will most likely stray from his "no robots or cute kids" promise, at least where the "cute kids" part is concerned (mostly, I don't do robots.) I liken the Sheridan family, post Season 5, unto a brand-new jungle gym that somebody built as a late addition to a playground and then just walked away from, leaving it all shiny and new and glistening in the sun. Who wouldn't want to play with THAT?

Finally, I would like to thank Straczynski for a couple of great pieces of writing advice, which I will list here, and which I hope I can learn to put into practice, now and in the years to come:

1) If you show a gun on the wall in Act 1, Scene 1, you must fire that gun by Act 3, Scene 1.

and 2) Listen to your characters. Let them tell you the story, and just write down what they say.

Thanks again for reading, and if you read, please leave me a review and/or a personal note! It's the only way I can improve.

- NHPW

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Season of No Shadows by vjs2259 reviews
Stories are set in an alternate S2, and are a loosely-connected series. There are no Shadows and this changes everything. Pure fluff, J/D, S/T, Lise/Michael, Zach/Lyta, and Stephen/Marcus.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,195 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/29/2012 - Published: 6/9/2010
John and Delenn in Peeping Tom G'Kar by NWHS reviews
Oneshot gapfiller from G'Kar's POV. Remember John and Delenn's wedding night and the little eyeball on the dresser? Well, this is that story.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,036 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/3/2010 - G'kar, Londo - Complete
Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep by kungfuwaynewho reviews
Sequel to "Four Days Later." Sheridan confronts a Minbari bed for the first time, and Delenn finds out just what one particular human male finds attractive.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,173 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/5/2010 - Published: 7/31/2010 - J. Sheridan, Delenn
Four Days Later by kungfuwaynewho reviews
Sequel to "A Ritual Farewell," though that's not strictly required reading. Sheridan hasn't seen Delenn for four days after their dinner date. She finally shows up.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,667 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Published: 7/28/2010 - J. Sheridan, Delenn
A Ritual Farewell by kungfuwaynewho reviews
After Sheridan returns from his dinner date with Delenn, he finds out about his quarters being sealed. What if the date had went on longer, and he didn't find out till later?
Babylon 5 - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,109 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/26/2010 - J. Sheridan, Delenn
Love and War by vjs2259 reviews
Gapfiller for Atonement, S4. Delenn had time to think on trip to Minbar, about both the past and the future.
Babylon 5 - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,459 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/4/2010 - Delenn, J. Sheridan - Complete
John and Delenn in Mother's Day on Minbar by NWHS reviews
A Mother's Day fic with our favorite couple.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,112 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/9/2010 - Delenn, J. Sheridan - Complete
I Will Follow You by vjs2259 reviews
Gapfiller for S4 Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi? This is an old story, recently revised. Loss can be both overwhelming and isolating; other people don't seem to exist. Delenn finds it isn't easy pulling away from the seduction of the abyss.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,988 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/18/2010 - Delenn - Complete
Three Quarter Time by vjs2259 reviews
This is a triptych of stories written for the prompt 'waltz'. The first chapter is set early S3. The second is set during Rising Star. Sentimental and sweet, and pure J/D. It was written to showcase the three stages of their relationship.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,365 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 12/27/2009 - Published: 12/25/2009 - Delenn, J. Sheridan
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Quid Pro Quo reviews
Everyone in Panem knows that Finnick Odair won the 65th Hunger Games at age 14 because a sponsor sent him a trident. No one can quite say who that sponsor was.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,639 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/26/2012 - Finnick O., Pres. Snow - Complete
The Book of John reviews
An unauthorized autobiography of a fictional megalomaniac. In his much-later years, John Sheridan writes his memoirs.
Babylon 5 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,045 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 2/18/2011 - Published: 1/7/2011 - J. Sheridan
A Moment in the Mirror reviews
We all have moments where our emotions get the better of us and we become someone else. Sheridan had his in his encounter with Morden. Delenn understands.
Babylon 5 - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,893 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/1/2010 - J. Sheridan, Delenn - Complete
What Shadows We Are reviews
AU. John Sheridan is a burned-out cop looking for a cause to put his life back on track - or end it. He finds it in the city of Babylon, in the effort to stop an escalating turf war between two rival gangs - the Vorlons and the Shadows.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 32,241 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/30/2010 - Published: 10/7/2010 - Complete
As Was Prophesied reviews
Valen knew what he was doing when he wrote those prophecies. He foretold the future that he knew, but in the story of the warrior and the priestess, he was vague for a reason... mostly, that he could only guess at the ending.
Babylon 5 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,549 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/28/2010 - J. Sinclair
Final Analysis reviews
At the end of the Telepath War, President Sheridan reviews the cold, hard facts and reflects on life, loss and the realities of war.
Babylon 5 - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,007 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/25/2010 - J. Sheridan - Complete
Of Men and Monsters reviews
Sheridan family one-shot. It's late. John has PTSD and doesn't want to talk about it. David has nightmares and thinks Londo's gift is ugly.
Babylon 5 - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,902 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/2/2010 - J. Sheridan, Delenn - Complete
Two Thirds reviews
Once upon a time in 2238, two young cadets had an unfortunate confrontation in the Earthforce Academy mess hall. There are no coincidences.
Babylon 5 - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,720 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 10 - Published: 8/16/2010 - J. Sheridan, J. Sinclair - Complete
In the Presence of My Enemies reviews
Clark's regime goes to a new low in their attempt to break Sheridan. Season 4 one-shot gapfiller; rated T, but probably a strong T.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,983 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/4/2010 - J. Sheridan - Complete
Before We Danced With Shadows reviews
When she met her fate at Z'ha'dum, Anna Sheridan left behind a grieving husband. Before he knew the whole truth, all John had were his memories. Now he's moving on with Delenn, but the memories will always be there.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,623 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/25/2010 - J. Sheridan
Meditations on Life as a Candle Flame reviews
John and Delenn light a candle - metaphorically speaking.
Babylon 5 - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,091 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 7/16/2010 - J. Sheridan, Delenn
Care reviews
The Sheridan household, circa 2269. All couples fight, even John and Delenn. With a broken ankle as the catalyst, they settle an ongoing parenting argument centered on discipline.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,336 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/11/2010 - J. Sheridan, Delenn
The Eleventy Fifth Hour reviews
All life is sacred, and so it came to pass that a very pregnant Delenn ventured eleventy-five hours from home to rescue an old friend and attempt to heal open wounds. And while they were there, the time came for the baby to be born... Complete 7/8/10.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 17,429 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/8/2010 - Published: 6/25/2010 - Delenn, J. Sheridan - Complete
Blind Faith reviews
Continuation of "Before the Storm." Before Delenn leaves for Minbar, she and John perform a ritual about trust and restraint and the balance of power. He's kind of clueless; she waits for the lightbulb to come on. In the end, they're both rewarded.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,025 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/13/2010 - Delenn, J. Sheridan
Before the Storm reviews
Gapfiller set at the end of "Lines of Communication." The night before Delenn leaves for Minbar, John and Delenn have dinner. They discuss human engagement and Minbari courting... and just where are they in the 50 rituals, anyway?
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,313 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Published: 6/10/2010 - J. Sheridan, Delenn
A Walk in the Light reviews
John Sheridan imparts some final wisdom to his son as his journey ends... and David's begins.
Babylon 5 - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,489 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/4/2010 - J. Sheridan
Tea for Two reviews
Garibaldi returns from a business trip and keeps a promise to his daughter. Fluff!
Babylon 5 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,062 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/23/2010 - M. Garibaldi - Complete
The Hurting at the End reviews
In the twilight of John Sheridan's life, he and Delenn swap long-kept secrets in the dark.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,934 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/19/2010 - J. Sheridan, Delenn - Complete
Born Into Grey reviews
The PsiCorps senses an opportunity to get even with John Sheridan for their loss of influence in Earthgov - a vulnerability in the form of his newborn son. Story complete 5/18/10.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 15,971 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/18/2010 - Published: 5/2/2010 - Complete
A Possibility for Joy reviews
David Sheridan, circa 2264ish, spends a day at the office with his father, who works on work things but also strives toward a personal goal.
Babylon 5 - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,565 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/25/2010 - J. Sheridan, Delenn
Falling reviews
Once upon a time, we all watched "Racing Mars" and we all wondered, "Did they? Or didn't they?" I think they did. Pretty steamy, so I opted for the higher rating just to be safe.
Babylon 5 - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,503 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/17/2010 - J. Sheridan, Delenn - Complete
Child's Play reviews
Fluff, with a little bit of not-fluff and a little bit of smoochy J&D. A glimpse into the Sheridan household, round about 2268.
Babylon 5 - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,664 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/14/2010 - J. Sheridan, Delenn
Mind Over Man reviews
Between the Darkness and the Light gap filler. Sheridan breaks; Delenn rebuilds him.
Babylon 5 - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,316 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/13/2010 - J. Sheridan, Delenn - Complete
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