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Joined 07-13-11, id: 3067471, Profile Updated: 07-08-18
Author has written 7 stories for Phantom of the Opera, Star Trek: 2009, StarTrek: The Original Series, and Picture of Dorian Gray.

Hello! I'm too much of a perfectionist with too little time to write an abundance of stories, so I tend to put all of my time and energy into one story at a time.

I read fics even less than I write them, but when I do read other fan works, I make sure to leave reviews.

Some writing maxims! (These are mostly for me, but also worth sharing with my fellow writers.)

Quality over Quantity

Make every word matter

Dialogue can be powerful, so be careful how you use it. If it can be cut out without altering the characters' portrayal or the plot, then cut it out.

Know your characters! Don't sacrifice them or their personalities to force a plot the way you want it.

Thesaurus is your bff.

"You don't really understand an antagonist until you understand why he's a protagonist in his own version of the world." - John Rogers

Flaws, flaws, flaws. They are such stuff as complex characters are made of. (That includes physical imperfections.)

Connected stories in chronological order:

  1. "The Wrathful and the Sullen" (Pre-Star Trek Into Darkness)
  2. "Sins of the Lion" (Post-Star Trek Into Darkness)
  3. "Old Wounds"
  4. "The Fraudulent"

A PSA on Reviews

Do not underestimate the importance of leaving reviews! If you read a story all the way through to the end, at least take one minute to leave a review for the writer. It means more than you can ever know to see feedback of any kind for a story. It should go without saying, but keep your criticism constructive if you didn't like the story. We're all learning the art of storytelling here, so if someone isn't so good at it, tell them how they can improve. Tell them their strong points along with their weak points. Seriously, writers thrive on feedback. Share the love by just acknowledging their work!

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Another Way Out Of The Darkness by magentacr reviews
What his enemies often forgot while facing Khan Noonien Singh, was that he was not simply a warrior, but a strategist. When awoken in the 24th Century by Admiral Marcus, he made plans, not all of which were foiled by James T Kirk. One still lived on, one that could bring them all out of the darkness. Khan/Kati
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 21,259 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 9/3/2017 - Published: 7/24/2017 - [John Harrison/Khan, OC]
Star Trek: Doomsday by HeartofFyrwinde reviews
Heading out into deep space almost a year after Khan's rampage, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Federation starship Enterprise are faced with a crisis unlike any they've seen before when they stumble on another Starfleet ship. The dangers will challenge the entire crew and force Jim to make tough decisions in the face of a tragic obsession. (TOS episode "reboot")
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 18,251 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 9/3/2015 - Published: 12/23/2014 - [J. Kirk, Carol Marcus] Spock, M. Scott/Scotty
The Deleted by magentacr reviews
Oneshot. Sherlock accidentally deleted John from his Mind Palace, just as life starts coming between them, and some time passes before anyone realises what he's done. How will John handle it, and how will they repair the damage?
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,808 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/25/2014
Without an Alibi by magentacr reviews
3 parter, based on the song 'Over the Hills and Far Away'. Mary and Sherlock have always been a bit flirty, but how far will they go to protect John from the truth when things go further than flirting, and will he be able to forgive them when he finds out?
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Crime/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,793 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/30/2014 - Published: 9/29/2014 - Complete
Why? by magentacr reviews
Started out as a cute and fluffy Sherlolly oneshot, but grew a mind of its own that wasn't so cute and fluffy. Sherlock fights fire with fire when Moriarty hurts Molly, but who will be the one who gets burned?
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 18 - Words: 24,615 - Reviews: 151 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 131 - Updated: 9/20/2014 - Published: 4/22/2014 - [Sherlock H., Molly Hooper] [John W., Mary M.]
Their Secret Ravel by V. C. Baskermoth reviews
While Chon Lin is engaged on her quest for honor and revenge - Lord Rathbone searches for a way out of a very tangled web - Preferably alive. A carefully weaved 'side story' from the movie.
Shanghai Noon/Night - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 47,725 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/17/2009 - Published: 2/3/2009 - C. Lin, Lord Rathbone - Complete
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The Fraudulent reviews
Captain Kirk left Khan and Marla McGivers on Ceti Alpha V with the other 72 augments. Six years later, he learns that the planet is doomed to destruction. Sequel to fic "Sins of the Lion."
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 49 - Words: 152,542 - Reviews: 162 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 6/19/2017 - Published: 8/22/2014 - J. Kirk, Spock, John Harrison/Khan, Carol Marcus - Complete
Old Wounds reviews
There is a reason Jim Kirk would eventually refer to Carol Marcus as an "old wound." One shot.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,879 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/10/2014
Sins of the Lion reviews
Before the USS Enterprise can commence its 5-year mission, it has one last task assigned to it: Deliver the cryo-tubes of Khan and his crew to a research facility. What Kirk and his crew don't expect is the flame from Khan's past named Marla McGivers. Sequel to fic "The Wrathful and the Sullen" and the film Star Trek Into Darkness.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 71,899 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 123 - Updated: 7/20/2014 - Published: 11/23/2013 - J. Kirk, John Harrison/Khan, Carol Marcus - Complete
Would You Rather reviews
Captain Kirk, Dr. McCoy, and Mr. Spock enjoy an overly informative game of "Would You Rather..." Spock has trouble grasping the concept.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,429 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/9/2014 - J. Kirk, L. McCoy, Spock - Complete
Operation: Retcon! reviews
An imagined version of what happened after Khan/Harrison surrenders on Kronos. There may also be a little "retroactive continuity" involved. (Filling in plot holes, that is.) I can't be the only one asking these questions after watching Star Trek Into Darkness. One-shot.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 569 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/20/2014 - J. Kirk, John Harrison/Khan, Cupcake - Complete
The Wrathful and the Sullen reviews
When Lt. Marla McGivers is recruited as a historian in the discovery of a mysterious 300 year old Earth vessel, she is unexpectedly torn between her duty to Starfleet and her inexplicable devotion to a warlord out of time—Khan.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 13 - Words: 18,996 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 11/2/2013 - Published: 10/30/2013 - John Harrison/Khan - Complete
Face of My Soul reviews
One was born with the face of an angel, the other a head of death. But what if they were to exchange faces?
Crossover - Phantom of the Opera & Picture of Dorian Gray - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 24 - Words: 39,291 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/13/2012 - Published: 8/10/2011 - Erik, Dorian G. - Complete