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Joined 11-29-10, id: 2636689, Profile Updated: 12-08-15
Author has written 8 stories for Sherlock Holmes, Mairelon the Magician/Magician's Ward, Shakespeare, and Firefly.

Welcome to the place I exercise my fanfiction-writing alter ego.

Important Note:

If a particular story hasn't been updated in weeks or months, it doesn't mean I've abandoned it. I suffer from chronic health problems that mean I must occasionally take a break from fanfic. I also like working on more than one story at once - it keeps me entertained, but it does make chapter updates less frequent. But if I start a story, I believe I'm honor-bound to finish it, so if you're willing to wait, it will happen, I promise. Promise.

About Me:

I have been described by various people as reminding them of Yoda from Star Wars, River from Firefly, and Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter. So just put those three together and you have a good idea of what it means to be me. I enjoy literature, drama, laughing, chocolate, history, dancing, and good friends. As for my pen name, "Loki" is a Norse trickster god. I am his official campaign manager. And yes, I thought of that before "Avengers" came out.

About My Stories:

You won't find excessive sexual content or much profanity in my stories, but there will be a certain level of violence and psychological drama, mostly adhering to the tone of canon. And yes, I write slash and femmeslash as well as het. In my opinion (and Oscar Wilde's) books are neither moral nor immoral - just well-written or badly written. You can see individual stories for their individual warnings, and please do take care to read said warnings.

A Firefly Christmas is a story in progress, set in the Firefly 'verse created by the amazing Joss Whedon. Chapter 3 is now being edited. It has no relation to my other Firefly stories.

Friday Night Candles is a story in progress, a sequel to Usurer's Mercy (see below). It is set in the universe of The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, and Chapter 7 is now being written.

Blackout Zone is a story in progress, set in the Firefly 'verse created by the amazing Joss Whedon. I have recently done a rewrite on it, which will start getting posted sometime in the next month.

Magician Maligned is a story in progress from the Mairelon the Magician/Magician's Ward universe (by Patricia C. Wrede). Chapter 11 is now being written.

Sung All Through The 'Verse is a completed story, set in the Firefly 'verse created by the amazing Joss Whedon, and written in 2014. It has no relation to my other Firefly stories.

Usurer's Mercy is a completed story, set in the universe of The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, and written 2011-2012. As stated above, it now has a sequel - Friday Night Candles.

The Catalyst Client is a completed story, set in the Sherlock Holmes universe (books, not TV series or movies), written 2010-2011, and given a fairly thorough revision in 2014. It at one point had a sequel, but I decided it was too much of a mess and deleted it. I may someday write for that fandom again, though.


I manage a community, These Were Hidden Fires, which is a home for canonically-toned romance between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, not BBC). I'm also on the staff of the Firefly Romance community, which contains a variety of pairings.

I can also be found on Archive of Our Own, where my username is Prospero. All the stories that are here are also there, if you prefer that format.

Quotes To Enjoy:

"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much." --Oscar Wilde

"Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity." --Albert Einstein.

"Psychic, though? That sounds like something out of science fiction." "We live in a spaceship, dear." --Wash and Zoe from the Firefly episode 'Objects in Space.'

"It's a shallow person who judges others by how they look. I'm so shallow I'm surprised I don't reflect myself." --Neal in Tamora Pierce's First Test.

"From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put." --Winston Churchill.

"In the Beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move." --Douglas Adams

"I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what." --Atticus Finch in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird.

"Everybody cries when they're stabbed; there's no shame in that!" --Richard Smith-Jones in Slings and Arrows

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted." --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Also, I can kill you with my brain." --River Tam in the Firefly episode 'Trash'

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The Engineer's Gift by shan21 reviews
When the Doctor takes a wrong turn, he and Rose find themselves aboard Serenity. Confusion, explosions, mystery, romance, and adventure ensue!
Crossover - Doctor Who & Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 106,356 - Reviews: 355 - Favs: 527 - Follows: 245 - Updated: 10/30/2011 - Published: 7/10/2011 - 10th Doctor - Complete
No Power in the 'Verse by ViaLethe reviews
"Having no choice but to feel, River cherishes all the more deeply the ability to act. If only she knew what action to take." A study of River, working her way through the complications of falling in love. River/Mal.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 25,669 - Reviews: 253 - Favs: 245 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 8/11/2011 - Published: 6/13/2011 - [River, Mal] - Complete
Upon the Knife Edge by Verecunda reviews
A moment between Brutus and Cassius in the eye of the storm. Filler for Act 3, Scene 2. Brutus/Cassius.
Shakespeare - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,327 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/30/2010 - Complete
Why One Must Not Attempt To Analyze A Child Genius by fiercejinx reviews
"Artemis Fowl had retired half a dozen counselors from St. Barleby's already this year." Here's how. Six chapters, one for each psychologist losin' it.'
Artemis Fowl - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,547 - Reviews: 417 - Favs: 1,442 - Follows: 312 - Updated: 6/4/2010 - Published: 5/20/2010 - Artemis F. - Complete
Leah's Ring by dangerousdame reviews
Leah did not live to see Shylock turn into the hateful and jealous man her friends warned her about.
Shakespeare - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 671 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/7/2010 - Complete
The Other Way of the World by Candle Beck reviews
Slash, Holmes/Watson. A long night in a wicked city..
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,006 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/11/2010 - J. Watson, S. Holmes - Complete
Magician's View by Liselle129 reviews
A series of scenes from Magician's Ward as veiwed through Mairelon's eyes. Mairelon's Proposal. Shortly after the previous chapter, Richard fulfills his promise.
Enchanted Forest - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,228 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/25/2010 - Published: 8/28/2009
Ankles by Hanna B. L'Ectre reviews
A strange display of affection teaches Watson that, perhaps, Sherlock Holmes is not the man he appears to be. Holmes/Watson
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,195 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 12 - Published: 1/1/2010 - Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes - Complete
Bound to You by Alaylith reviews
Watson has a fear and is afraid of loosing Holmes' respect.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,441 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/7/2009 - Complete
Mistake by KCS reviews
Story arc told in 221B drabbles, similar to "Missing," and based on a past drabble. Cross-posted to new LiveJournal community. Retirement AU.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 95 - Words: 21,643 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/9/2009 - Published: 4/16/2009 - Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson - Complete
Meeting the Challenge by Clay reviews
Denial only gets you so far. slash, Mal/Simon
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,880 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/10/2008 - Mal, Simon - Complete
That Whiter Host by KCS reviews
As promised, the new collaboration between PGF and KCS. Sometimes the ghosts from within are far more frightening than those without, and one's own mind can be more terrifying than any other-worldly apparition. Now complete, at last.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Friendship - Chapters: 47 - Words: 184,982 - Reviews: 833 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 9/22/2008 - Published: 5/26/2008 - Complete
The Case Of The Importunate Client by ElenaC reviews
When a client shows a little too much interest in Holmes for Watson's liking, things come to a head. Holmes/Watson SLASH. First time, no serious action.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,836 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/6/2008 - Complete
Broken and Buried by KCS reviews
A backstory to Granada's DEVI. What happened to cause not only an enforced holiday for Holmes, but also what influence could be strong enough to enable him to finally bury the drug forever on the sands of the Cornish coast? Now complete.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 37,438 - Reviews: 218 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 4/29/2008 - Published: 4/10/2008 - Complete
After Dinner Conversation by jackwabbit reviews
Mal/Simon Focus, Gen. No Spoilers Per Se. Occurs Sometime Before ‘Safe’. Summary: Mal Told Jayne That Simon Wasn’t A Coward. But How Did He Know? A Little Story Of Mal’s Misplaced Nobility And Simon’s Response To It.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,219 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/5/2008 - Simon, Mal - Complete
Vows Made in Storms by Protector of the Gray Fortress reviews
The Shocking Affair of the Dutch Steamship Friesland. Another joint fic by KCS and Protector of the Gray Fortress
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 40 - Words: 134,901 - Reviews: 431 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/28/2008 - Published: 2/22/2008 - Complete
Caro by Pargoletta reviews
Two boys, each guarding a secret, must face the challenge of growing up and becoming men. BenvolioMercutio, AU. Warnings: Child abuse, other issues.
Shakespeare - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 28 - Words: 76,029 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 3/8/2008 - Published: 11/12/2007 - Complete
None so Blind by BlackEyedGirl reviews
An injury puts Mal out of commission and forces him to realise that sometimes you have to trust that even when you can't crawl, there's those that will carry you. MalSimon hurt comfort.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 16,784 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 208 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 9/29/2005 - Published: 9/25/2005 - Mal, Simon - Complete
The Beauty of the Dark by Candle Beck reviews
Slash, JeromeVincent. You don't belong here, and I wish you would stay.
Gattaca - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,971 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/18/2003
Right Terrifyin' by Maggie - Spaztic Lee reviews
(Mal/Simon) To quote Mal: "Is it bad that what she said made perfect sense to me?"
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,417 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 22 - Published: 11/26/2002
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Blackout Zone reviews
"There are two things I'd fight to the death for. My sister and my home, in that order." -Dr. Simon Tam. A prequel chronicling Serenity's early travels in the 'verse and Simon's search for and rescue of River. Includes perspectives of all the crew and the special hells they put themselves through. Much Zoe/Wash, notes on other pairings within. Being expanded/streamlined as of 2016.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,131 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 10/2/2016 - Published: 3/12/2012 - Mal, Simon, River, Zoe W.
Glittering Shards reviews
"If you do not bring forth what is inside you, it will destroy you. But if you do bring forth what is inside you, it will save you." An exploration of what it might mean to be transgender aboard Serenity and in the 'verse beyond. Features Simon as a trans woman and the rest of the crew learning as they go along. Pairings: Simon/Kaylee, Zoe/Wash. First in a series of three.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,430 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/21/2016
A Firefly Christmas reviews
Features Kaylee and River making paper snowflakes, Wash being forbidden to cook, Jayne getting in a fight while gift shopping, Inara dispensing tea and wisdom, Book serving up a delicious dinner, Simon telling an unusual Christmas story, and Zoe calling Mal an idiot. Pairings include Mal/Simon, Zoe/Wash, pre-Kaylee/River. This year's holiday gift to the Firefly-reading internet!
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 21,626 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/20/2016 - Published: 12/6/2015 - Mal, Simon, River, Zoe W. - Complete
Friday Night Candles reviews
"I do not fear hell. I lived it for years. If Satan comes for me, I'll laugh in his face." Most of Venice is sure Shylock has no friends, no daughter, and no conscience. Most of Venice isn't quite right about that. Sequel to Usurer's Mercy.
Shakespeare - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 37,793 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 12/19/2015 - Published: 6/14/2013
Magician Maligned reviews
"Sometimes I think Hunch has no faith in my ability to stay out of trouble. After all, no sane person would." Mairelon the Magician told from Mairelon's point of view. Rated very cautiously - if you can handle the original book, you can handle this.
Mairelon the Magician/Magician's Ward - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,971 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 7/9/2015 - Published: 7/8/2011 - Mairelon, Kim, Hunch
Sung All Through The 'Verse reviews
"What's Christmas but a time for reckoning up all the folk you've lost and finding you've met none who can replace 'em?" Years after the events of Serenity, Mal is losing sight of everything except his old demons, and it'll take some pretty singular events to wake him up. Inspired by "A Christmas Carol." Pairings: Mal/Simon, Zoe/Wash, Kaylee/Inara. Unrelated to my other stories.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 35,018 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/23/2013 - Published: 12/17/2013 - Mal, Simon, River, The Operative - Complete
Usurer's Mercy reviews
"What could he do but trust in my mercy - which was no mercy at all?" Six months after Merchant of Venice, Shylock makes an unexpected choice that causes his life to become re-entwined with that of an old enemy in need of help. Read warnings.
Shakespeare - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 32,798 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/22/2012 - Published: 7/9/2011 - Complete
The Catalyst Client reviews
Dr. Watson's early friendship with Sherlock Holmes is made complicated as he tries to hide the traumatic effects of his war memories. Can a peculiar case brought by an impish client help Holmes see Watson needs him? Rated just to be safe.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Mystery - Chapters: 10 - Words: 32,323 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 12/8/2010 - Published: 12/1/2010 - Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes - Complete
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