Firehound427
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Joined 05-12-11, id: 2916176, Profile Updated: 05-18-14
Author has written 10 stories for Fast and the Furious, Rio, Cars, Hawaii Five-0, and You're Under Arrest.

Hey there. I’m Firehound427. Welcome to my profile page. Like you, I’ve got a passion for writing, but there have been times when that passion has been severely tested.

It all started back in 2011. I’d seen this movie Rio, and it was a real inspiration to me. It was certainly enough of an inspiration to make me sign up to this site. Within a month, I’d already written a couple of fanfics and started being a part of the community.

Now if this were some kind of fairytale, it would be plain sailing, but nothing ever goes that way. There were some ideas I’d had that I just couldn’t seem to make them into proper stories. I’d just give up after a couple of chapters. That has always been a problem of mine.

It was about six months after I signed up that I started writing an updated version of my first fanfic. It was great. Probably one of my best fanfics ever, and quite a few authors were willing to let me use their original characters in the story. But I’d also did some things wrong in the past. I’d had quite a few ideas shot down after trying to write them, and I’d also done some other things that I regret.

After writing that fanfic, I decided to move away from Rio and try my hand at some other fandoms. Cars was a big one for me, as I settled down and tried to write a proper fanfic, but even though I had wrote a couple of humorous oneshots, a proper story just eluded me. I tried writing about a war, a storm, a big manhunt, an elite unit, a trucking convoy, a racing team and a few other ideas, but I could never make any of them stick, either due to reality rejecting them or my own motivation failing me. That’s always been my big enemy

I also tried writing for other fandoms. Hawaii Five-0 was one of the more successful ones, but even though I had completed one fanfic, plans to turn it into a trilogy just fell through. Pan Am was a big failure, one fanfic, two chapters, and I never tried again.

Sometime after that, I decided to return to Rio to write another fanfic. It was just too ambitious and I should’ve realized it from the start. I dumped the project, but not before I’d written and published a chapter. Authors had offered their original characters again, and were disappointed when I deleted the fanfic. I’m not going to go into too much detail, as that episode is still a bit of a sore spot for me, but one thing led to another. An aggressive response led to an aggressive reaction, and I’d stormed off, vowing never to return to Rio again. I’m not naming any names here. Maybe it was partly his fault, for acting in such an aggressive manner. But at the same time, it was partly my fault for biting off more than I could chew, and reacting so strongly when made to face the music. I am not proud of what I did and said that day.

After more aborted projects, I eventually settled on two fanfics in the latter part of 2012. One was a comedy road-trip based on The Newsroom, the other a serious action fic for You’re Under Arrest and heavily inspired by The Last Stand. That’s always been a part of my ideas, taking inspiration from movies, TV shows or even vehicles, and building a fanfic around them. Anyway, it was while I was writing them in early 2013 that my motivation just completely dropped. You could say I exiled myself, but I’m not sure whether that is completely true. In any case, I just couldn’t stop thinking about what I’d left behind.

It was almost a year later, in 2014, that I saw Rio 2. And just like that, just like three years ago, the inspiration returned. I was finally ready to begin writing fanfics again. I took the hard decision to get rid of the Newsroom fic, especially as the chapters I’d written back in 2012 was of a generally poor quality. At the same time, I focused on finishing the YUA fanfic, and accomplished pretty much a year after the last chapter had been posted.

A lot of things had changed since that chapter was posted. A lot of things had happened. But I set out to finish what I started, something that I was never able to do in the past. And then, I took a step back and thought about what I wanted to do. Whether I wanted to quit fanfic writing, or whether I wanted to continue, through the hardship, through the regret, and continue to write fanfiction. I made my choice, to keep going.

I will admit right away that back then, I was not a good person. I am not proud of the mistakes I made in the past. If I got the chance, I would probably turn back time and stop myself from making those mistakes. But nobody gets that chance. At the same time, I have had the opportunity to learn from those mistakes, to make sure I do not do them again. I may regret what I’ve done in the past, but I will make sure that those lessons are remembered. I will make sure I become a better writer. A better person.

I will not take on any project I feel does not have a chance of working. I will only focus on one fanfic at a time. I will write more than one chapter before I publish, to make sure I can commit to a project. And I will not accept any original character requests, until I can make completely sure that I will not have a repeat of the dark episode that caused me to turn away from the fandom that started it all.

So where do I begin? You may have noticed that I have a profile picture of a road somewhere in the desert. That, I feel, represents the road to redemption that I am now on. It is also a theme of my newest fanfic, a Rio fanfic. I am fully aware of what I said on that day, and I am ready to return, to ignore my own vow, to redeem myself. I will put the past behind me, and I will return to what I signed up for. To write a fanfiction, for a movie called Rio, and to do it properly.

If you have made it to this part, then you will know how I joined, how I screwed up, and how I learned from my mistakes to come back stronger and better. I have changed since then. I will not make the same mistakes that drove me away. I am now on the long road to redemption, and I hope that you will understand where I came from, so that you will know where I am going.

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To Chance Upon a Spanish Pearl 01 by Nals reviews
Usually, a Grand Prix is a competition of the superiority of a team's own creation: a car with everything defined to the last millimeter. Every time, they tell an action story. This year though, one race tells a love story. T for suggestion and language.
Cars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 31,354 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/28/2012 - Published: 4/8/2012 - Miguel Camino, Rip Clutchgoneski - Complete
Locus of Control by simkhalou reviews
Danny screws up and has to learn the hard way that he isn't the only one who would risk everything to keep Grace safe. now complete
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 60,095 - Reviews: 170 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 4/24/2012 - Published: 3/31/2012 - Steve M., Danny W. - Complete
Alfa and Omega by Mighty ANT reviews
Two cars, brought together by fate. One was suave and sleek, an excellent spy. The other sent to help infiltrate a government. Torn apart when needed most; lost and heartbroken alone. Finn/Giulia -Rated to be safe- Both Pre-and-Post Movie
Cars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 35,997 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/2/2012 - Published: 8/1/2011 - Finn M. - Complete
MW3: Storm on the Asian Front by KiraYamatoFan reviews
What if one of the attacks was directly aimed at Japan at the same time as Europe gets attacked? You'll see the continuation of WW3 through the eyes of a few anime characters as well as of a few OCs. Along the way, they will meet other MW characters.
Crossover - You're Under Arrest & Call of Duty - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 109,249 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/16/2012 - Published: 11/23/2011 - Cpt. John Price - Complete
Our Devoured Minds by Tari Roo reviews
Everyone says it's the not knowing, right? Danny disappears and someone tries to kidnap Grace. Cue 5-0 and serious ass-kicking as Steve & Co try to keep Grace safe and find Danny.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 32,168 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 146 - Updated: 3/12/2012 - Published: 7/26/2011 - Danny W., Steve M. - Complete
Don't Poke a SEAL by thatredheadgirl reviews
It's never wise to make a Navy SEAL angry, they are trained and taught to always complete their mission and Steve is making it his mission to protect his Danno and Gracie. Companion story to Grace Takes a Stand, could be read alone. Rated T mild swearing
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,982 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 1/24/2012 - Published: 1/18/2012 - Danny W., Steve M. - Complete
Awake and Alive by Liz-Hiddle32 reviews
Finn McMissle and Holley Shiftwell are sent to another mission in London, problem is, Finn's old memories comes back to haunt him. Will Holley be able to know what's up with Finn or will Finn always keep it as a secret from her? FxH
Cars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 49,059 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 11/6/2011 - Published: 7/25/2011 - Finn M., Holley S. - Complete
Nobody's Fool by Mighty ANT reviews
Short drabbles/oneshots on the adorable pairing between a certain tow truck and a brilliant superspy. MaterxHolley
Cars - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 31 - Words: 22,825 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 10/30/2011 - Published: 7/9/2011 - Mater, Holley S.
Personal Affairs by MissCarrera reviews
A not-so-simple love story between two cars named Sally and Lightning. Can they find a happy ending together? Set after the first film with no connection to the sequel.
Cars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 30,838 - Reviews: 240 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 9/15/2011 - Published: 6/1/2011 - Sally, Lightning - Complete
The Gumball Rally by Charles Xavier reviews
No rules. No limits. No boundaries. Michael Bannon pulls out of retirement to revive one of the most illegal races and gather a whole new batch of star studded contestants eager to get their hands on the Gumball Trophy. Who will win?
Gumball Rally - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 99,010 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/27/2011 - Published: 7/17/2009 - Complete
Jungle Faith by Corration reviews
Last of the Jungle trilogy. After Blu's near-death experience, Tulio asks for help in order to protect Jewel and Blu. America seeks the help of an inventor/scientist to go to Rio and build some protection for the blue birds.
Rio - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 25,295 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/21/2011 - Published: 6/30/2011 - Complete
In Loco Parentis by angelofjoy reviews
Grace is kidnapped from school and it's not because of Danny, but Grace has some tricks up her sleeves, and the five-os wont go down without a fight. Can Five-O solve the case and keep Danny calm enough to save Grace? Rated T for language and violence
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,448 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 6/25/2011 - Published: 5/16/2011 - Danny W., Grace W. - Complete
Birds and Planes by side-fish reviews
We love birds and we love planes, but there is a reason why they never go together.
Rio - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,121 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/18/2011 - Published: 4/17/2011 - Complete
Real Champions: The Crash by Norwesterner reviews
Lightning and Sally face a heartfelt challenge together after the unthinkable happens to one of them. A continuation novel of their 'Real Champions' saga. A story of love, dedication, and discovery. Complete — with a few improvements added as of 06-29-11.
Cars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 44 - Words: 236,881 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 3/23/2010 - Published: 4/24/2009 - Sally, Lightning - Complete
Staying Strong by smile-clarenet reviews
Sequel to Making It Through. Following some bad weather the residents of Radiator Springs have to repair and rebuild their lives while four of them remain missing. Now they have to join forces before the weather hits again...
Cars - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 35 - Words: 48,208 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/21/2009 - Published: 7/28/2009 - Lightning, Sally - Complete
Real Champions by Norwesterner reviews
Sally and Lightning are becoming overly busy, almost torn apart, with the demands of business and success. Other, darker challenges await them as well. A true-to-the-first-movie romance novel. Complete — with little improvements as of 03 October 2013.
Cars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 50,775 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 4/13/2009 - Published: 3/24/2009 - Lightning, Sally - Complete
Making It Through by smile-clarenet reviews
The new season has arrived, but all is not as it seems in Radiator Springs. Doc quickly realises something is bothering Lightning, but Lightning's not the only one with something on his mind. Loose sequel to Per Chance.
Cars - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 11 - Words: 16,144 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 1/21/2009 - Published: 8/27/2008 - Lightning, Sally - Complete
The Siege by JagdPanther reviews
Permutation of YUA: The Motion Picture. Big changes. Review, plz. I am FINISHED! Hoo-ah!
You're Under Arrest - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 140,477 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/13/2004 - Published: 12/24/2003
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Tokyo Showdown reviews
Wanted crime boss Takashi Fujima has escaped police custody, and is now blasting towards Tokyo at 200mph in his Corvette ZR1 with an army of mercenaries in tow. The only thing standing between him and the freedom of Tokyo's docks is a band of men and women from Bokuto, as well as a former officer of the precinct. They're determined to stop Fujima from escaping Japan. Or die trying.
You're Under Arrest - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 29,603 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/15/2014 - Published: 11/1/2012 - Complete
Kalaka: Small Beginnings reviews
Tom Fortnell arrives in Oahu seeking to make a living as a truck driver. But a sudden meeting with two guys in a Camaro at an intersection sets him up for an adventure that will combine his police past and his truck driving future.
Hawaii Five-0 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 25,164 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 6/6/2012 - Published: 3/3/2012 - Complete
Letters From Rio De Janeiro reviews
Rio: The Movie, as seen through the eyes of a brave squad of US Army soldiers. As they get split up in Rio and try to get back together, they also try to fulfil their objective: Make sure the world's last pair of Spix's Macaws get to fly away unscathed.
Rio - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,398 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/28/2012 - Published: 6/14/2011 - Complete
Rio: The Heist Updated reviews
An updated version of my first fanfic. With new scenes and new characters, this is going to be one great story, with two Chargers, a bank vault and some tow rope coming together to make one of the best heists Rio has ever seen!
Crossover - Fast and the Furious & Rio - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 22,849 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/26/2012 - Published: 11/12/2011 - Complete
You Sure About This? reviews
Humanized. The boss of CHROME is usually mean at this time of year. When he gets shoved behind a bullet resistant windshield that's being shot at by an AK-47, he gets a big lesson in why you don't refuse Finn McMissile a pay rise!
Cars - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,483 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Published: 10/16/2011 - Finn M. - Complete
Spies In The Sky reviews
My first Cars fanfic, one-shot. Finn and Holley need to get the WGP racers out of their cargo plane. How do they do it? Their method involving fake engine failures and a bunch of parachutes can only end well! Please read and review.
Cars - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,234 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/8/2011 - Complete
A Day At The Races reviews
Our favourite birds have been humanized and dropped at the Silverstone track in Britain. There are eight parked race cars and Tom Fortnell is trying to get to the bottom of this mystery. This is going to be a great race! Random idea I had. Please R and R
Rio - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,050 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/25/2011 - Published: 5/21/2011 - Complete
Rio: The Heist reviews
My first fanfic. When our favourite birds are captured and locked inside a bank vault, what will it take to free them? Tulio, Linda and an ex-special ops soldier plan the heist of their lives. Mainly Rio with scenes taken from Fast Five. Rated for safety.
Crossover - Fast and the Furious & Rio - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 10,894 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/14/2011 - Published: 5/14/2011 - Complete
Road Trip reviews
The crew rent a Chevy Camaro in Florida and drive to Daytona Speedway, proving the journey can be as much fun as the destination. Inspired by a real life experience I had on vacation.
Rio - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,690 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/3/2011 - Complete
My Beautiful Jewel reviews
Blu and Jewel are loving their life in the forest, and Blu's written a poem dedicated to his beautiful love hawk.
Rio - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 611 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/19/2011 - Blu, Jewel - Complete