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Hello to all!

Some of you may be familiar with me as the Loose Screw, a name my brother gave me a long time ago because I "had a few screws loose". While that is certainly still true, I am not the same person anymore. I've had an interesting life the past several years, and in light of a recent personal tragedy, I have decided to pick up writing here on fanfiction where I left off. I feel that I have outgrown my old "name", and since I always imagine myself in the story I am writing, perhaps as an anonymous character who is really there, I choose to call myself TheCharacter.

A little about me:

I love to write.

Anything. I love to write anything. When I was in school, I loved to write essays. When I took a stage acting class in college, I wrote a short play for my final exam. I wrote news stories for my high school newspaper and then my college newspaper. I have written short stories, poems, and songs for most of my life, and finally, after working on a novel on and off for upwards of a decade, it looks as though I will be published.

I think that's all you really need to know about me, but here's a little more.

My favorite books are (in no particular order):

The Harry Potter Series

Angels & Demons and The DaVinci Code (but not the Lost Symbol. Not up to snuff compared to the original two)

Eragon and Eldest (but not Brisingr or Inheritance, for obvious reasons if you've read them)

The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay.

A little known novel called Hush by Donna Jo Napoli. I can read it over and over, and the depth of the story never gets old.

Anything and everything by C.S. Lewis

It is worth noting J.R.R. Tolkien, not because I enjoyed his books (I didn't. I couldn't get past the first couple chapters) but because I love the stories. I can listen to my husband talk about them for hours on end, and I always feel as though I have to go read the books befor I realize, I'd tried that already. But the stories...

I have not read Divergent, Insurgent, or Allegient, but I probably should. My understanding of them is that they're right up my alley.

My favorite TV shows are (in no particular order):

Criminal Minds

White Collar



Gossip Girl (don't you judge)



Hawaii Five-O

Lie To Me





My writing style is mostly realistic, but I'm pretty sadistic. You know it's bad when the priest you confess to every week says so. Therefore, there will be fluffy bits, and straight up story bits, but a whole lot of Whump. Mind you, I intend to do whump within a story, but who knows, I might do some one-shots. I have a kid, and an even bigger kid that I'm married to, so there's only so much time. One-shots might become my best friend. You know, as an outlet for all my sadistic tendencies.

(NOT that I fantasize about hurting people in real life. I'm not a true sadist in that sense. I'm a masochist in real life.)

As for updating... well, I used to update every few days, but that was in college. I was far less busy then. And far more bored. I don't usually find myself bored nowadays, usually just bewildered at whatever my toddler has managed to do. (Where did that bruise come from?) And I don't have nearly the time. I would really like to update once every week or two, but for the love of God, don't bite my head off if life gets crazy and I can't manage it, m'kay?

(How did a frog end up in your diaper?!)

So, here I is, and here I'll be. If you haven't guess already, I try to be a humorous character. Although usually, I just end up being weird, and you love me for it or you wouldn't still be here. So, I love you all, I appreciate your encouragement and your constructive criticism, and I look forward to making your days just a little bit better with whatever half-baked stories end up here.

(Is that a coffee bean stuck in your nose? WE DON'T EVEN HAVE COFFEE BEANS!!!)



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What We Have Left by Spark Shark reviews
Sequel to Ashes of Our Lives. After their captor disappears, they still feel him watching. He won't give up until he's finished what he's started, and there's nowhere left to hide.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,253 - Reviews: 352 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 90 - Updated: 12/12/2015 - Published: 7/29/2010 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
Taking Care of You by peace4people reviews
Reid is sick and the team looks out for him while in Washington on a new case. Things start to look up but then Reid takes a turn for the worse and winds up in the hospital. Reid-centric, whump, team bonding and love.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 16,167 - Reviews: 217 - Favs: 356 - Follows: 390 - Updated: 2/3/2013 - Published: 8/14/2010 - S. Reid
For You by peace4people reviews
A series of one-shots that revolve around the team. Lots of Reid but several chapter are about everyone. The stories are going to contain injuries, accidents, sickness, love, hurt, comfort, famliy, & everything in between. Taking requests. Ch 9: Accident
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 9,074 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 125 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 1/26/2013 - Published: 8/21/2010 - S. Reid, D. Morgan
For the Love of a Son by RascalFlattsS reviews
An unsub wants William Reid to steal important information from his company. When he refuses, the unsub goes after Reid for leverage. Reid Whumpage! Hotch/Reid father/son. NOT SLASH.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,044 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 201 - Updated: 11/20/2011 - Published: 8/29/2010 - S. Reid, A. Hotchner/Hotch
Still Watching by DySolo reviews
After seeing Lila's new movie advertisement on TV, emotions are stirred up. Reid/Lila. Rating might and probably will change. Chapters to 4 contain spoilers to The Performer episode.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,548 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 2/7/2011 - Published: 8/9/2010 - Lila A., S. Reid
Slipping by WhatAmIDoingHere reviews
A cool angsty story with Mike/Fi ShipperyDoDah, lots o Sam, plus Madeline, Virg, NotSoDead Larry, &more. TY 2all who continue to list as "fave story." Please do also consider reviewing though this has been posted a while.
Burn Notice - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 29 - Words: 46,237 - Reviews: 556 - Favs: 151 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 1/29/2011 - Published: 5/27/2010 - Michael W. - Complete
Elevator Revelations by MissdaVinci77 reviews
The BAU team gets stuck in an elevator overnight, so Morgan decides to play a little game of Truth or Dare! This will be fun... Slightly Reid centric if you squint
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 13,015 - Reviews: 404 - Favs: 482 - Follows: 511 - Updated: 10/17/2010 - Published: 6/15/2010 - S. Reid, D. Morgan
Untraceable by E. Jean Boyd reviews
"He hadn't done anything. No one was mad at him. No one wanted revenge against him. Then why was he here? Why were they doing this? And why wouldn't they talk to him!"
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 34,185 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 123 - Updated: 9/30/2010 - Published: 6/24/2010 - S. Reid, J. Gideon
No Fury reviews
Three of the team members are kidnapped by a man with a grudge. He will do almost anything to have his demands met, but something doesn't go quite right and the team is forced to work their hardest in order to save one of their own.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Suspense - Chapters: 18 - Words: 32,182 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 139 - Updated: 4/21/2016 - Published: 8/6/2010 - A. Hotchner/Hotch, D. Morgan, S. Reid