ZeroGain
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Joined 12-24-10, id: 2670232, Profile Updated: 07-21-11
Author has written 14 stories for Eureka.

Some call me... Tim!

Sorry, couldn't pass it up, I hear it enough on a regular basis!

I work as an "engineer" for a group that designs enclosures for commercial fishing fleets (think Deadliest Catch) and super-yachts (find a copy of Show Boats on the newstand.). Outside of work I like to read and play around with writing. I dally in game design (tabletop and role-playing mostly) but am by no means a professional.

I have begun posting my own original fiction at FFn's sister site fictionpress.com under the same pen name. If you're interested, have a look and tell me what you think, please.

http://www.fictionpress.com/u/776651/

You can see all the work I've done for Eureka here, and that is my principal fandom.

Other fandoms I am a "part" of include: Battlestar Galactica 2009, Burn Notice, White Collar, Covert Affairs, and Leverage. I have a voracious appetite for documentaries and learning shows, and who doesn't love the Mythbusters?

On the written word side I am a huge fan of the Dresden Files and Jim Butcher's particular sardonic wit, not to mention similar geek appreciations. If anyone's into some really darned good science fiction, and by that I mean "real" hard sci fi in the vein of Asimov and Clarke, you can't steer far wrong with Jack McDevitt. the man has a serious talent for world-building that keeps me captivated. I'm ZeroGain over on the Goodreads group if you're interested in any other books I find worth recommending.

I recently discovered Raymond Chandler (I know, horrid to miss that!) and Patrick Rothfuss (thanks Sydnew!)

In writing here, actually while researching for a piece, I've rediscovered a love of certain jazz musicians and R&B artists that I've missed out on in my more recent appreciation of hard rock. You can find some of my commentary in my first piece on the site "Breakfast", but since you're here no reason to force you to go elsewhere:

Jazz: I'm a huge fan of saxophones. I was a band kid in school, and participated in concert, marching, and jazz with my focus on woodwinds (mostly clarinet and sax). Back in the early 90s I was a fan of Candy Dulfer, and while she didn't strike it huge she did make her mark. Most everyone has heard 'Lily was Here' - YouTube has a great live performance of her with David Stewart (formerly of Eurythmics). After her, pretty much any god saxophone is up my alley, but it's the soulful, sensual, rich stuff that I really dig. Also I've just discovered Mindy Abair, and she's pretty good too.

Funk is nice too, of course, even though I pick on Grant for liking it in one of my stories.

Rock: I haven't worked anything into the fics I write yet, but I can tell you that Lizzy Hale from Halestorm is this generation's Joan Jett. Powerful, raw, but also focused and with a real feel toward more classic rock 80's rock while avoiding that whole hair band thing. After them I still have a thing for the 90's group Concrete Blonde and recently my Jo/Zane shipper piece "No Regrets" features themes from three of their songs.

It may be sacrilege to some to include mariachi in rock, but Chingon (Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's band) has a really, really good sound; Bajo Sexto for one is pretty damn good.

Pop: Not a whole lot, but very occasionally there's a piece that grabs me. Usually it's because it has a story to it, or a picks a serious emotional vibe. C. Aguilera's "Hurt", Gaga's "Bad Romance", stuff like that.

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The Legend of the Wandering Pair from Vault 101 by Nave the DM reviews
Lloyd Freeman is joined by Amata Almodovar as they leave the safety of the halls of Vault 101 in search of his missing father, stepping into the broken world above. Along their grim path, they encounter harsh adversity and new enemies every step of the way, forge new alliances and meet new friends, and through their actions, they come to change the Capital Wasteland forever.
Fallout - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 421,689 - Reviews: 926 - Favs: 1,162 - Follows: 861 - Updated: 4/11/2015 - Published: 4/11/2010 - Lone Wanderer, Amata Almodovar - Complete
Reckless by Wyndes reviews
Reckless, so reckless. God save me from this madness. Zane/Jo very, very loosely derived from the song Reckless by Papa Roach. Might become M later, depending on my mood.
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 36,053 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 8/18/2014 - Published: 7/6/2011 - Jo L., Zane D. - Complete
Everything is Illuminated by AllyrienDM reviews
Season 4, post "I'll Be Seeing You". Zane has questions, Jo has answers, and he's sure it's just a matter of time. Not even the great Josefina Lupo can hold out forever.
Eureka - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 120,303 - Reviews: 226 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 144 - Updated: 5/14/2012 - Published: 10/26/2010 - Jo L., Zane D. - Complete
You don't know Jo by Pchefbeth reviews
Jo receives a mysterious package in the mail- and its presence alters her, literally. Unable to explain what's happened to her through science, Fargo turns to a friend of his at Warehouse 13 for some answers. A episode-like story, All characters
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 59,353 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 4/20/2012 - Published: 10/25/2010 - Jo L., Zane D.
Serendipity by fangirlu reviews
Jack and Allison have a long overdue conversation. Takes place sometime between the end of season 4.0 and the beginning of 4.5.
Eureka - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,383 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/20/2012 - Jack C., Allison B. - Complete
Show and Tell by fangirlu reviews
Jack takes inventory. Allison is his checklist. Definitely not as dirty as it sounds. In fact, it's really just feel good fluff with a tiny sprinkle of sexy.
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,502 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/4/2011 - Jack C., Allison B. - Complete
True Love by Wyndes reviews
Jo/Zane tag for "One Small Step" - probably best read only if you actually like angst
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,053 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/12/2011 - Jo L., Zane D. - Complete
Mirrors and Memories by gnbrules reviews
Henry can laugh. Jack still can't. Missing moment to This One Time at Space Camp. Jack/Allison.
Eureka - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 910 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/5/2011 - Jack C., Allison B. - Complete
Homecoming by Astralis reviews
Allison, afterwards. Omega Girls tag.
Eureka - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,505 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/11/2011 - Allison B., Jack C. - Complete
Reunion by fangirlu reviews
After a night spent apart, Jack and Allison make up for lost time. Takes place immediately following the events in "Reprise" 4x12 .
Eureka - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,084 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/7/2011 - Jack C., Allison B. - Complete
Now That I've Found You by leogal063 reviews
"Me marry you? In what universe?" Five actually. Five universes where Zane Donovan married Jo Lupo.
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 13,059 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 7/18/2011 - Published: 5/30/2011 - Jo L., Zane D.
Eureka Redux by Wyndes reviews
What would Season 4 have been like if Zane had gone back in time instead of Jo?
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 36,649 - Reviews: 194 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 6/20/2011 - Published: 5/8/2011 - Zane D., Jo L. - Complete
SARAH Knows Best by Wyndes reviews
Jo's pregnant and S.A.R.A.H. is determined to be helpful. But when a Department of Defense accountant comes to town, will they all wind up in danger? Of course the answer is yes. It's Eureka, after all!
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 32,492 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 6/3/2011 - Published: 4/10/2011 - D. Fargo - Complete
Of Lingerie and Longing by leogal063 reviews
In the complicated relationship that is Jo and Zane, it's what lies underneath that counts. A look at season 4 timeline Jo/Zane, pre-timeline shift.
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,079 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/12/2011 - Jo L., Zane D. - Complete
Two Sides To Every Story by Wyndes reviews
What was Jo thinking? This is her side of "That Kiss." They are best read in order, IMO, with "That Kiss" first. This one contains spoilers for that one, but not so much vice versa.
Eureka - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 15,610 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 4/3/2011 - Published: 3/23/2011 - Jo L., Zane D. - Complete
When You Weren't Looking by QuasiOuster reviews
A few possible unseen moments from various scenes in Season 4. Zane's POV.
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,874 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 3/23/2011 - Published: 3/21/2011 - Zane D.
That Kiss by Wyndes reviews
First person, from Zane's POV. Yeah, I know, weird. And if I could tag it correctly, the tag would be Sex, Sex, Sex/Hopelessly Romantic.
Eureka - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,248 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 3/13/2011 - Published: 3/3/2011 - Zane D., Jo L. - Complete
Dances with Ella by QuasiOuster reviews
Four scenes peeking in on a few special moments in Jo and Zane's burgeoning relationship-you even get to choose your own timeline.
Eureka - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,291 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/5/2011 - Published: 2/25/2011 - Jo L., Zane D. - Complete
All Things Devour Time by L-BionicWoman reviews
A week after the mid-season finale, General Mansfield brings an outsider to Eureka in order to put the pieces of the DED theft together. Carter,Allison,Jo,Henry,and Fargo must live normally while working together to protect their secret and each other
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,989 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/2/2011 - Published: 11/8/2010
The Shadow Attacks and some other stuff happens by nicholasakira reviews
Parody. When Shai'tan invades, it's up to an extraordinarily lazy Rand to have the day saved for him. Meanwhile, Mat is kidnapped, Nyaneve launches herself into space and swears to destroy the Wheel of Time itself.
Wheel of Time - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 28,316 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/26/2011 - Published: 8/15/2010
Give Me a Reason to Love You by QuasiOuster reviews
Post-I'll Be Seeing You. A little unexpected conversation and a lot of unsolicited advice give Jo and Zane some perspective. Is it enough to change the course of things between them?
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,211 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/8/2011 - Jo L., Zane D. - Complete
The ShangriLa Spa by Pchefbeth reviews
In response to the many questions following the story- Shipped Apart. I mentioned a story where Zane locks Jo in a massage room at the Shangri-La Spa in order to get her to talk to him. The story didn't exist…until now.
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,521 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 12/21/2010 - Published: 12/7/2010 - Zane D., Jo L.
Potential by Elise Marie reviews
After the revelations in 4.09, Zane and Jo have some things to talk about. The problem is, Zane wants to talk and Jo doesn't, but they both have an unrealised potential in this timeline that is linked to each other.
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,512 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/11/2010 - Jo L., Zane D. - Complete
Shipped Apart by Pchefbeth reviews
Something is causing a sonic barrage to over Eureka, but neither Jo nor Zane seem to hear it. What's going on, and can they save Eureka in time? Jo/Zane centric, but Allison/Carter and Grace/Henry also seen. Post I'll be seeing you.
Eureka - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,259 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/21/2010 - Zane D., Jo L. - Complete
Timelines Can Change But Fate? by L-BionicWoman reviews
Missing Scene from the end of Episode 7 of Season 4 "Stoned"
Eureka - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,118 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/20/2010 - Complete
Just Crushed by Phoebsfan reviews
Jo's flight from GD at the end of Stoned and its unseen consequences.
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,506 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/3/2010 - Jo L., Zane D. - Complete
Midnight Margaritas by QuicksilverWitch reviews
Dr. Grant, Jo, and margaritas on Adult Night at Café Diem—Jack just knew this wouldn't end well if the look on Zane's face said anything about it.
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,050 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/28/2010 - [Jo L., Zane D.] - Complete
The ExFiles: Case Closed by QuicksilverWitch reviews
Grace learns a little more about what went on in the alternate timeline and does what any best friend would do, changing things in ways not even the most brilliant Physicist could predict…
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,757 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/12/2010 - [Jo L., Zane D.] Grace D. - Complete
Eureka's Rules by Aesop reviews
Sheriff Jack Carter has a bad day and decides to lay down the law. In a town full of people smarter than he is, is this wise?
Eureka - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 5,956 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 143 - Updated: 8/7/2010 - Published: 7/28/2007
Love Shack of Doom by monkeyface52 reviews
Nathan and Allison are getting married. A GD employee and his wife going missing. Could things get any worse for Sheriff Jack Carter? Enter Allison's sister... Carter/Allison Nathan/OC Please R&R
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 27,784 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 5/23/2008 - Published: 2/22/2008 - Allison B., Jack C. - Complete
Curse Your Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal! by Rosethorn reviews
Drabble, references Firefly extensively. Butters has a rather odd hobby.
Dresden Files - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/12/2008 - Complete
Loaves and Fishes by Ava Telcontar reviews
Post EMC…? And Carter has some questions.
Eureka - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 690 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/6/2007 - Complete
Spa Day by themidnightstar reviews
Jack has learned that Eureka has an exclusive spa. Now, he needs Allison’s help to get in. Set after “Unpredictable”. JackAllison fluff.
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,047 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 9/4/2007 - Published: 8/4/2007 - Complete
Reality by The Noble French Fry reviews
Without her, even reality itself is not real to him. It is only a hollow imitation of true reality, like a starless sky or a waterless ocean. [JackAllison. Post 'Once in A Lifetime'. Oneshot.]
Eureka - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 296 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/26/2007 - Complete
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The Fargo Files, volume I reviews
Detective Doug Fargo is the man to call when the cops can't help and the whole world is against you. When a beautiful and mysterious woman walks through the door, will his fortunes go from bad to worse, or are things looking up? Post s04e10, AU.
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Mystery - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,798 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/16/2011 - Published: 3/28/2011 - D. Fargo, Jo L.
Writer's Block reviews
The author is stymied, saddened by the news of the show's cancellation. Being stuck with writer's block well and truly sucks! Perhaps a visit from Douglas Fargo and a few other Eureka residents can break the terminal blahs? Tags: Meta, AU, Humor.
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,823 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Published: 8/23/2011 - D. Fargo, Jack C.
Jo's Reprisal reviews
A coda to the end of Jo & Zane's final scene in "Reprise", and therefore spoilers for that episode. Not your usual bit of shipper fluff. Tags: Romance, H/C, AU
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,040 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/23/2011 - Jo L., Zane D. - Complete
Some Things Aren't That Complicated reviews
A Jack/Allison lemon set after "Liftoff" when she says "Why don't you take me home, Jack." This is strongly M rated. Enjoy.
Eureka - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,259 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/19/2011 - Allison B., Jack C. - Complete
I Can Handle Complicated reviews
Jack reflects on his feelings for Allison, his actions, and the events of episode S0410 - "Liftoff" First episode of season 4.5 Tags: Romance, Humor, H/C
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,343 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/15/2011 - Jack C., Allison B.
The Race reviews
Zane needs to let off steam so he goes for a bike ride, but when a stranger shows up at the stop light, is a ride all he's in for? Post "I'll Be Seeing You".
Eureka - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,764 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/3/2011 - Zane D., Jo L. - Complete
The Ballet reviews
A brief bit of fluff for a friend: Technically old timeline, but it could be new, Zane takes Jo to the Portland Ballet and discovers something about himself in the process.
Eureka - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 552 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/30/2011 - Zane D., Jo L. - Complete
Project Archimedes reviews
Sequel to "Way of the Gun". The Consortium is on the move again, though their machinations extend deeper than any in Eureka guess. What will happen when their plans enmesh young Kevin Blake in their webs of deceit? Set post s04e09. Spoilers for s1-s4.
Eureka - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 11 - Words: 29,069 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 4/19/2011 - Published: 2/16/2011
Project Achimeds OT1: O Little Town of Eureka reviews
A "Project Archimedes" outtake, written at prompting by a fellow author. A few differences in the way episode 4x10 happens in my A.U. due to both "Way of the Gun" and "PA". Jo's POV, 3rd person limited.
Eureka - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,534 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/24/2011 - Jo L., Zane D. - Complete
Tonight reviews
A Jack/Allison fluff piece. Jack tries to be good to Allie in a crazy week. Sometime after 4x09, not necessarily tied in with my other stories, but nothing keeping it from being in there either. 1st person, Allison's POV. The "M" is for part 3.
Eureka - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,090 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/21/2011 - Published: 2/19/2011 - Allison B., Jack C. - Complete
No Regrets reviews
Jo & Zane's reconciliation, or the beginnings thereof. It is in the same narrative AU as "Way of the Gun" and is effectively a prequel. 3rd person limited, Jo's POV. Tags: Jo/Zane, Angst, Dark, Drama, Hurt/Comfort.
Eureka - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,179 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/14/2011 - Jo L., Zane D. - Complete
Fathers reviews
Jenna Carter embarks on her greatest journey: The chance to see her father, Nathan Stark, before he is erased from reality. Will her willful violation the Wells Protocol on Time Travel destroy the future, and the people, she loves? On hiatus
Eureka - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,765 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 2/6/2011 - Published: 1/8/2011 - Jenna S., Nathan S.
Way of the Gun reviews
Some choices can't be unmade, sometimes there's no reset switch. Sheriff Carter almost never has to use his gun, but one girl's death sets in motion events that may push him beyond the breaking point. Set post S04E09. Tags: Dark, Death, Angst, H/C.
Eureka - Rated: M - English - Crime/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 75,280 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/27/2011 - Published: 1/1/2011 - Jack C. - Complete
Breakfast reviews
A Jack & Allison fic set between 4x08 and 4x09 with minor spoilers for both. Set immediately after the end of 4x08 after the curtains fall on Jack and Allie in the smart house.
Eureka - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,784 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/30/2010 - Jack C., Allison B. - Complete
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