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Joined 09-12-11, id: 3249963, Profile Updated: 07-28-14
Author has written 6 stories for Castle.

Hi, I'm Michelle, and I'm a lesbian wannabe-Buddhist with chocoholic tendencies. I enjoy dancing on the beach, daydreaming, and pressing the snooze button in the morning. I've been a sci-fi geek since birth and a shipper since before I knew the meaning of the word. My middle name is a character from "Star Trek: The Motion Picture", I think Amanda Tapping has the most adorable smile in all of creation, and the sight of the stars makes me dream. I'm currently working towards a Bachelor's degree in screenwriting. :)

"I don't believe in writer's block. I believe in writer's embarrassment. That's when you're so embarrassed by the horrendous drivel you're writing that you can't bear to see it on the page. After all, you can always write something. I've discovered that giving yourself permission to write poorly is the gateway to writing well. It may not be good, it may not make sense, but that's okay. After enough pages of meaningless drivel, your brain will uncover something interesting, and before you know it, you're off and writing again." - Richard Castle

I also edit shippy fan videos - my Youtube username is MissRainbowPie.

My first two loves: Stargate SG-1 and The X-Files - I grew up watching these shows, so they will always hold a very special place in my heart.

Current obsessions: 24 and Tony/Michelle

Other shows I love: Castle, Doctor Who, Farscape, Law & Order: SVU, Sherlock, Star Trek (all of them), and everything in the Whedonverse

My Top Five Ships:

1. Jack O'Neill & Sam Carter (Stargate SG-1)
"I didn't leave because I'd have rather died myself than lose Carter." "Why?" "Because I care about her... a lot more than I'm supposed to."
-- Divide and Conquer, 4x05

2. Tony Almeida & Michelle Dessler (24)
"No matter what, I just want you to know... The last three years have been the best years of my life."
-- 06:00 a.m.-07:00 a.m., 3x18

3. Fox Mulder & Dana Scully (The X-Files)
"Even when the world was falling apart, you were my constant... My touchstone." "And you are mine."
-- The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati, 7x02

4. Richard Castle & Kate Beckett (Castle)
"Every morning I bring you a cup of coffee just so I can see a smile on your face because I think you are the most remarkable, maddening, challenging, frustrating person I have ever met."
-- Always, 4x23

5. Clark Kent & Lois Lane (Smallville)
"You made me believe and you got me to fly."
-- Collateral, 10x12

In-progress stories:

The Little Girl and the Renegade
-- A collection of short Caskett one-shots inspired by the words of the day at dictionary dot com.
-- Castle, K-T, Romance/Friendship, as many chapters as I feel like writing, Castle/Beckett
-- I haven't really been working on these lately, but I might continue writing them at some point.

New stories:

NOTE - If you have a story request, feel free to send it to me. I can't guarantee that I'll have time to write it, but I'm definitely willing to try!

The Moebius Project
--Tony escapes from custody to help some old friends steal the prototype of a highly classified device. When he discovers what the device does, he finds a way to save Michelle... and himself. Post-S7.
-- 24, T, Sci-Fi/Angst/Romance, 24 chapters, Tony/Michelle
-- I've been working on this for over a year and it's probably going to be another year before I get it posted, but I assure you that it's worth the wait. The ultimate fix-it fic... This one is my masterpiece.

Moebius Strips
-- A series of Tony/Michelle one-shots. A companion to "The Moebius Project". Chapter 1: Tony and Michelle visit Michelle's grandmother in Hawaii.
-- 24, T, Romance/Friendship, as many chapters as I feel like writing, Tony/Michelle
-- These one-shots are a more in-depth look at some of Tony's memories of Michelle from "The Moebius Project".

Pen Name: "Oh baby, I'm beating out a samba!" -- David Tennant as Lady Cassandra in the Doctor Who episode "New Earth" -- One of my all-time favorite television scenes. :)

Avatar: The AU Jack/Sam wedding photo from the Stargate SG-1 episode "Point of View".

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Full Circle by madsthenerdygirl reviews
He can't help himself – he always has to say goodbye.
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,061 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Published: 9/21/2013 - 11th Doctor, Donna N. - Complete
Back to Normal by Celeste.J.Evans reviews
My take on how John Watson and Sherlock Holmes will be reunited. Based on the S3 Teaser.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,360 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/12/2013 - Sherlock H., John W., Molly Hooper - Complete
A Cry In The Dark by Dmarx reviews
Sometimes it was better to end things now than to hang on until they inevitably fell apart. Complete.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,581 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 1/3/2013 - Published: 1/1/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Naughty and Nice: Castle Advent Calendar 2012 by ColieMacKenzie reviews
This Castle Advent Calendar will be filled with a Caskett story treat - loosely connected ficlets you get to open each day; a countdown to Christmas as we accompany Castle and Beckett through this Christmas season. COMPLETE. Winner of "The 12th Fan Awards 2013" for best holiday-themed story.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 24 - Words: 30,274 - Reviews: 963 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 263 - Updated: 12/24/2012 - Published: 12/1/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Not her fault by ekc293 reviews
It's been four hours since she's spoken to him. Four hours since her eyes went missing and it's crushing him. He doesn't know how to help. A prompt on Tumblr. One-shot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,126 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 21 - Published: 11/25/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Domestic Bliss by WriterLeigh reviews
"Just give me a minute Kate," He reassured her with his eyes, taking a step back out of her personal space, "I just want to look at you." Post-Always. The morning after the night before. Pure fluff.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,570 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 113 - Updated: 8/26/2012 - Published: 5/8/2012 - Kate B., Rick C.
Your Own Devices by ColieMacKenzie reviews
He's pretty sure he convinced the lady with the smoky voice that he knew exactly what he was doing, knew how to give her a good time. A variation on the 'Vice Beckett' theme. For ER, on request.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,797 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 230 - Follows: 65 - Published: 8/13/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Busted by shimmeryshine reviews
The story of how Castle and Beckett get totally busted by literally every person they know.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,257 - Reviews: 381 - Favs: 304 - Follows: 490 - Updated: 8/6/2012 - Published: 6/3/2012 - Kate B., Rick C.
Just Pretend by rubycaspar reviews
"I'm aware that this sounds like the beginning of a really bad romantic comedy, but my sister's getting married next weekend and I was wondering if you would go with me to the wedding and pretend to be my girlfriend?" Becker/ Jess
Primeval - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 29 - Words: 85,792 - Reviews: 892 - Favs: 281 - Follows: 231 - Updated: 7/3/2012 - Published: 2/13/2011 - Becker, Jess P. - Complete
It Doesn't Make Sense by chezchuckles reviews
Missing Scenes from Vampire Weekend with Feggin, the fake baby egg . Goes a little AU.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,642 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 14 - Published: 6/11/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Humpty Dumpty by ekc293 reviews
"She's not naïve enough to believe that the wall inside is truly gone." Sometime post-Always, but spoiler free. Kate-centric with some Caskett. Oneshot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,142 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Kate B. - Complete
HimitsuBako by chezchuckles reviews
Himitsu-Bako is a Japanese Personal Secret Box. Set after Headhunters, although I've seen no spoilers for anything upcoming. COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,253 - Reviews: 604 - Favs: 397 - Follows: 286 - Updated: 4/25/2012 - Published: 4/18/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Professional Opinion by ekc293 reviews
"Usually all it took was a piece of paper and his signature for his patients to return to work, no questions asked. But he understood that this was an extenuating circumstance." Warning: major character death. One shot from a different perspective.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,646 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 13 - Published: 4/23/2012 - Complete
Bedhead by ekc293 reviews
He had always loved her hair... Oneshot, future!fic. Mindless fluff.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,777 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/6/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Twenty Minutes by shimmeryshine reviews
"Where are your hands right now?"
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,762 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 35 - Published: 4/5/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Bang by Cartographical reviews
"We're going to need to bang soon," Castle tells her.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,403 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 13 - Published: 3/28/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Into the Woods by rubycaspar reviews
When there's an anomaly alert in Norway, Jess has to go out in the field with the soldiers - something Captain Becker is NOT happy about. Jess is determined to prove herself to him, but it's easier said than done.
Primeval - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,750 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 14 - Published: 1/30/2012 - Jess P., Becker - Complete
Separation Anxiety by VioletHills reviews
Kate is given guardianship of a friend's one-year-old daughter. Castle tries to help in his own unique way. Chaos and fluff ensues.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 100,560 - Reviews: 2514 - Favs: 1,139 - Follows: 1,369 - Updated: 12/22/2011 - Published: 12/2/2010 - Kate B., Rick C.
A Surprise of Caffeinated Proportions by greenk reviews
"In retrospect, she should have noticed that the cup weighed about the same as any he'd brought to the precinct for her before, but lacked the usual sloshing of liquid inside." After a long day, Kate has a coffee craving. Castle has a surprise.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,722 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 8 - Published: 9/14/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Damsel in Distress by Norah Rose reviews
Kate helps Rick test out a potential scene for one of his stories. Fluff ensues.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,725 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 7 - Published: 6/18/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Take A Look At My Girlfriend by hannahncakes reviews
A slip of the tongue that River won't let the Doctor live down. One-shot. Drabble. Ickle bit of fluff for ya.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 310 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/29/2011 - 11th Doctor, River Song/Melody P. III - Complete
A Taste of Home by AkamaiMom reviews
Drabbled Fluff. Sam's back in DC with Jack, and they share a moment over breakfast. Established relationship. Fluffy fluff.
Stargate: SG-1 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 737 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/16/2011 - S. Carter, J. O'Neill - Complete
The Dedication by ekc293 reviews
They thought this was his most remarkable dedication yet. But he didn't write it for them. He wrote it for her, and she would be the only one who'd never get to see it. One-shot, terribly sad, spoilers, major character death. But... give it a chance.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,030 - Reviews: 309 - Favs: 408 - Follows: 39 - Published: 4/11/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Oh My God by rubycaspar reviews
Connor and Abby are discussing Jess' tangled love life and return home to a bit of a surprise. Becker/Jess, sequel to 'Sweet Like Chocolate' but can be read alone. T for implied situations.
Primeval - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,022 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/13/2011 - Connor T., Abby M. - Complete
Breathe by Casy Dee reviews
This is a "What If?" fic set in season 3, the Connor-sicle episode. Thise plant in Abby's lab were bursting with sex-pollen, and Abby and Connor had to give into their urgings. Lemon, one-shot.
Primeval - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,038 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/16/2011 - Abby M., Connor T. - Complete
Dangers of Investigation by rubycaspar reviews
Becker and Jess do some snooping around Matt's office, and have to improvise their reason for being there when they're interrupted. Becker/Jess.
Primeval - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,501 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/16/2011 - Becker, Jess P. - Complete
Beyond the Night by L.A. Doyle reviews
When a mission goes wrong, Sam is forced to make a choice. The consequences are more far-reaching than she or her team could have ever imagined. In the hands of a merciless Goa'uld, Sam struggles to survive, but is it a fight she can win? S/J, Teamfic
Stargate: SG-1 - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 80 - Words: 160,474 - Reviews: 786 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 10/16/2010 - Published: 7/16/2010 - S. Carter, J. O'Neill - Complete
Pillow Talk by JillianCasey reviews
A bad day at work and a goldfish named Ricardo. Oh, and some pillow talk.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,508 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 170 - Follows: 15 - Published: 7/31/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Crawl from the Chasm by AkamaiMom reviews
After Jack's experiences in Ba'al's Abyss, he struggles to find peace. Angsty Jack/Sam Ship.
Stargate: SG-1 - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,367 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/28/2010 - S. Carter, J. O'Neill - Complete
Le Mien Privé Seulement by Tech Duinn reviews
She went her unremembering way,/She went and left in me/the pang of all the partings gone,/and partings yet to be. Francis Thompson
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,805 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/29/2010 - 10th Doctor, Rose T. - Complete
Loud And Clear by Taija299 reviews
Things get hot in the observation room and Castle decides he wants to make Beckett scream. Pure smut.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,526 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 157 - Follows: 24 - Published: 5/15/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Bicycles After Dinner by AkamaiMom reviews
What should she call him now that it's allowed? A first date fic.
Stargate: SG-1 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,485 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/16/2010 - S. Carter, J. O'Neill - Complete
The Deeper Meaning of Roses by Jade4813 reviews
Written after "Pandora." Clark sends Lois five dozen roses and then tells her what they mean. Clois.
Smallville - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,461 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/22/2009 - Clark K./Superman, Lois L. - Complete
The Perfect Drug by fordhamalias reviews
This thing with Owen becomes like a sickness for Gwen, a disease. She finds herself awake at night, scared and insatiable.
Torchwood - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,265 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/25/2009 - Gwen C., Owen H. - Complete
Shippy Illustrated Companion Books Review by LaraSGCLena reviews
The Companion books are a must have when it comes down to everything behind the scenes of Stargate SG-1. I picked out anything and everythng Shippy related to Sam and Jack. All credit to the writers stated within.
Stargate: SG-1 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,345 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 10 - Published: 5/15/2009 - S. Carter, J. O'Neill - Complete
Smile Like You Mean It by bookworm03 reviews
Just some post-day 4 drivel that I wrote ages and ages ago and came across tonight... Purely a one-shot and a little angsty. Tony/Michelle
24 - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,588 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Published: 9/17/2008 - Complete
Awakened Awareness by JennyA reviews
After touching an alien device, something unexpected happens. Now, Jack and Sam are unable to hide their thoughts from each other... and this gets Jack in big trouble! -REVISED/UPDATED-
Stargate: SG-1 - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 14,425 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 3/18/2008 - Published: 8/19/2006 - J. O'Neill, S. Carter - Complete
Looping by AstraPerAspera reviews
So exactly how many times did Jack kiss Sam before the Window of Opportunity closed? A brief little insert for what we now know was just the tip of the iceberg...
Stargate: SG-1 - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,051 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/25/2007 - J. O'Neill, S. Carter - Complete
You and Me by bookworm03 reviews
Tony and Michelle story...post season 2...
24 - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 154,532 - Reviews: 532 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 6/13/2006 - Published: 8/17/2005 - Complete
Just Breathe by bookworm03 reviews
Tony and Michelle...post day 4...one shot...
24 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,654 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/5/2006 - Complete
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Peek-a-Boo reviews
A cat invades Beckett's apartment and plots Castle's demise.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,875 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/13/2014 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Last Night Last reviews
"Kate untangles herself from Castle's body and sets her feet on the cold metal floor. She's naked. He's almost naked. And they just had sex in a walk-in refrigerator at Ryan's wedding reception. She blushes and turns away, suddenly embarrassed. This is not good."
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,880 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 248 - Updated: 12/31/2012 - Published: 4/18/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Haikusday reviews
"But while she has been wallowing in indecision, Castle has been suffering silently, forever hoping that today will be the day that she says it back. And now, because of Haikusday, a simple made up holiday, he has provided her with the perfect opportunity to finally put him out of his misery." A really fluffy Christmas fic that made my mom cry... Merry Christmas, Castle fandom!
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,720 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 16 - Published: 12/24/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Little Girl and the Renegade reviews
A collection of short Caskett one-shots inspired by the words of the day at dictionary dot com. Chapter 8 - "Beatitude." An adorable Christmas drabble. "Best Christmas gift ever."
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 2,610 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 11/29/2012 - Published: 4/5/2012 - Kate B., Rick C.
Under Covers reviews
Beckett attempts to infiltrate a high-class escort service suspected of murder, but Castle and Beckett get more than they bargained for when the head of the agency asks her to "audition". Set between 3x13 and 3x24. Chapter 2 has a hard M rating.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,669 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 11/3/2012 - Published: 11/2/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
I Need You reviews
Haunted by her own imagination, Beckett turns to Castle for comfort. Set during and immediately after the events of "Cops & Robbers".
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,522 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 114 - Updated: 3/29/2012 - Published: 11/1/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete