King Henry the V
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Joined 11-15-00, id: 25661, Profile Updated: 08-16-11
Author has written 16 stories for X-Men, X-Men: The Movie, StarTrek: Other, X-Com, TV X-overs, Mechwarrior/Battletech, Robotech/Macross, X-overs, Marvel, New Jedi Order, and Star Wars.

I used to write a lot of fiction, though considerably less in recent times. I pick the fandom depending on what kind of feel I want the story to have:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Highlander the Series lend well to stories in a modern setting with elements of the fantastic.

Star Trek shifts the focus to discovery, something that's missing in most settings.

Star Wars allows for the exploration of ideological conflicts (what is "Good"?).

Marvel Comics introduces fantastic powers as an analog for the emotions and events we deal with as we mature.

DC Comics deals with conciling role-models and real life. It's hard to do when the lives of the DC characters are determined by internal politics as much as what the writers really want (kind of like real life, in that regard), which is why fanfiction is such a great refuge for those characters.

The most enjoyable stories to read are ones that introduce new possibilities, are true to the characters and setting, have good readability, and a writing style that suits the story and author. A coherent/semi-original plot is also a plus, but you can't expect everything.

The single most important considerations in critiquing a story are: Did it fulfill its objective? If so, how? In what ways did it fail? How can the objectives be better met? What elements in the story were unnecessary? Large complications that serve no purpose, or having the story expand beyond its scope usually fall into "unnecessary elements."

Farscape: The Lost Warrior Part 2 by NeilGartner reviews
Scorpius has captured a Stargate and a member of SG1. Can John Crichton stop him, even with the help from the Galactica and the SGC?FarscapeBattlestar GalacticaStargate: SG1 Crossover Story
TV X-overs - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 29 - Words: 109,317 - Reviews: 256 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 8/7/2003 - Published: 10/11/2002 - Complete
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The Sith Insurgency
AU. For more than a century after the Yuuzhan Vong Invasion, peace has reigned. Darkness hides beneath the surface, and only a lone Jedi Apprentice seems to notice... All original characters.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 18 - Words: 53,499 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/18/2011 - Published: 8/16/2011 - Complete
Sometimes, the Past Really Does Come Back reviews
What do a failed Jedi and a failed Sith Lord have in common? They both wage separate wars against a new threat to the Galactic Alliance, 10 years after the end of the Vong Invasion. This story is an alternate future with a focus on original characters.
New Jedi Order - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,727 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 6/10/2007 - Published: 3/26/2007
Selene Gallio, Black Queen of the Hellfire
Reimagination of the Black Queen of the Hellfire Club for the MDR, Marvel Done Right. This is officially the third story in the series.
Marvel - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,949 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/25/2007 - Complete
An Interlude for a Beer reviews
Part of the MDR series, written by the Monster of Cookies.Some people in a small town react to the news from Washington while a traveler is passing through. Ten points to anyone who can guess the traveler's identity before the end of the story.
Marvel - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,668 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/22/2007 - Complete
Vampires in the Community reviews
Sequel to Vampires in the Home. Nathan, HL Immortal, and Diana, former BtVS Vampire, have returned to Buffalo to find that things have changed. Is there hope for the family they wanted to raise, or was the attempt doomed from the beginning?
TV X-overs - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,113 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/9/2007
Reynar Arkin, Prime Sentinel reviews
First story in the MDR series. A young man awakes to discover that he has been transformed into something that should only have existed in the movies. Coauthored by the Monster of Cookies.
Marvel - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,142 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/19/2006 - Complete
Betrayed reviews
During the 4th Succession War, a planet along the KuritaDavion border is taken by a unit from Wolf's Dragoons. It's up to the remaining garrison to take it back, despite being outnumbered 4 to 1.
Mechwarrior/Battletech - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 10,000 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/7/2006 - Published: 11/17/2004
Havok, Civilian or XMan
Just where was Alex Summers, younger brother of Cyclops, during X2? Will he end up a hero like his big brother, or end up with the Dream: a normal life? Sequel to Havok. RR
X-Men: The Movie - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,382 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/5/2006 - Published: 7/26/2006 - Complete
Hal Chambers, Introduction
Meet Hal Chambers, an OMC Mutant or metahuman with the ability to travel through dimensions. There is only one flaw: he can never go to the same world twice. Crosses Marvel and DC comics.
X-overs - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,735 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/5/2006 - Published: 1/12/2006
Vampires in the Home reviews
Reedited. Nathan Isaacs, an ancient HL Immortal, has created a family out of 'domesticated' BtVS vampires. Circumstance forces him to reexamine his decision. Can Vampires and Immortals really live together, or did he accidentally start the next Apocalypse
TV X-overs - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 18,220 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/24/2006 - Published: 11/17/2004 - Complete
Bold Tigers reviews
The Zaentradi War told from the perspective of two survivors from the Prometheus after the deadly, first hyperspace fold.
Robotech/Macross - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,319 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/19/2005
USS Lexington, S P Heller Commanding
A new crew aboard the USS Lexington discover Phased Space. Captain Steven Philip Heller must deal with his wife's recent death and the dangers of a new frontier.
StarTrek: Other - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,204 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 12/1/2004 - Published: 2/2/2004
XCOM 2010 reviews
Similar to the traditional XCOM plot, only set in Januray, 2010. Though ammunition types get a little creative, it begins with real-life technology.
X-Com - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 2,863 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/6/2004
Havok reviews
Meet Alex Summers, younger brother to the XMen leader Cyclops. Will he follow in his brother's footsteps or find a life of his own? And where was he during the crisis at Liberty Island?
X-Men: The Movie - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,075 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/28/2001 - Complete
Iceman's Fall reviews
Around the time of Thunderbird's latest incarnation joined the XMen, Iceman decides that he's through with being considered a useless child despite his age and experience.
X-Men - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,257 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/9/2001 - Complete
XMen 2032, Take 2 reviews
This is basically a better version of the beginning of a story I posted last year. An average guy discovers he's a mutant, throwing him into a life he doesn't want to live.
X-Men - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,875 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 9/19/2001 - Complete