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Joined 09-27-11, id: 3292023, Profile Updated: 03-21-14
Author has written 18 stories for StarTrek: The Next Generation.

CityDurl's pen name is a play on City Girl, and obliquely refers to a short story by Dorothy Parker called Horsie. It's also a reference to the Kevin Shields song in the movie Lost in Translation. I love outsiders, imperfect heroes, tragic stories, and subtle interpersonal dramas. Perhaps I should emphasize - I love tragic stories. So, yes, I ship Data/Tasha, and yes, it's canon.

I'm grateful to Netflix for offering every episode of Star Trek for streaming, which provided the spark that made the stories leave my mind and get on the page. Highly recommended: re-watch the first season of TNG (on blu-ray!), and listen to Wil Wheaton's Memories of the Futurecast. Wait with barely contained anticipation for the sequel. Watch the extras and the Easter eggs. Geek out with me. I'm such a fan of imperfect, uneven season one - the series got so much better, but I have a soft spot for those early episodes.

I saw some major life changes in 2013 - bought a house, found out exactly why I can't have kids, experienced the horrors of a husband overcome by mental health problems becoming more and more abusive, and so I divorced him in January 2014. In other words, I've been busy. I'm almost ready to write again. It's hard to put the mental energy towards a story when your own real life story is so overwhelming and dramatic. And if anyone reading this is in an abusive relationship, believe me when I say you can get out. It takes courage and compassion and strength, but you can end the cycle of violence.

Many, many thanks to the readers who review on a regular basis - without you, one is nothing, and the stories could never have turned out so well. To those of you who read and don't review - I don't bite, promise! If you review one of my stories, I'll probably message you and talk Trek at you until you wish you'd never said anything. Doesn't that sound like fun?

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The Starfleet Academy Cadet's Songbook by MinervaDeannaBond reviews
It's Mother Goose and children's sing-along time with an outrageous Star Trek twist! Feel free to sing along to these nursery rhymes parodied to fit the Star Trek universe - both the Original Series and Next Generation crews join in for the fun!
Crossover - StarTrek: The Next Generation & StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 7,332 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 10/9/2012 - Published: 8/15/2010
Where Do You Linger? by zulu-ottawa reviews
"'This is not black and white, darling.' And yet here she was, in tones." A Matthew and Mary AU, of sorts.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,955 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/25/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Castles by Konstantya reviews
In which Lore and Ishara have a Bad Romance. Sequel to "Built Upon Sand." Lore/Ishara Yar.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,137 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/19/2012 - Ishara Y., Lore - Complete
Bend It Like Becker by phoebenpiper reviews
The minister decides to put the ARC's teamwork skills to the test. Post-Series 5. Jess/Becker romantic comedy with all the other characters tossed in. FINISHED! Final 2 chapters posted.
Primeval - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 93,121 - Reviews: 347 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 5/31/2012 - Published: 2/7/2012 - Jess P., Becker - Complete
Hitchcock by Dread Pirate reviews
When a pile of bodies is all that returns from an Away mission, it's left to the surviving crew to work out what went wrong on the angry planet known as Hitchcock. Rated for violence.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 21,187 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 5/20/2012 - Published: 12/21/2010 - Data
The Captain's Web by CrlkSeasons reviews
I couldn't believe that Chakotay and Tuvok would give up before tracing that comm glitch back to Tom's console in the episode, Disease. Maybe they didn't. Set between the episodes, Disease and Warhead.
StarTrek: Voyager - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,734 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/15/2012 - T. Paris, K. Janeway - Complete
Lex Talionis by LJC reviews
An old enemy exacts revenge. Warnings for sexual violence.
Firefly - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 37,892 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 125 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 2/15/2012 - Published: 7/6/2003 - Mal, Kaylee - Complete
Chasing the Dream by Alpha Flyer reviews
Of all the gin-joints in the Delta Quadrant ... Tom and Harry run into an alien with a secret. Proto-P/T.
StarTrek: Voyager - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,121 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 13 - Published: 9/20/2011 - T. Paris, H. Kim - Complete
Scars, Visible and Otherwise by LJC reviews
Set during 4.01. Abby had thought, once they got back, that everything would change.
Primeval - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,824 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/9/2011 - Connor T., Abby M. - Complete
Butterflies by Dread Pirate reviews
Captured once again, Lore's capacity for pride and self-delusion knows no bounds.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,060 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Lore, Data - Complete
Always by Casy Dee reviews
Continues from "the kiss" in Syfy's "Alice" Mini-Series.I didn't want it to end! So I continued on with Alice & Hatter making a life with each other in her world.It isn't always easy, but all you need is love.
Alice, 2009 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 133,591 - Reviews: 933 - Favs: 403 - Follows: 200 - Updated: 4/21/2010 - Published: 1/4/2010 - Hatter, Alice H. - Complete
Things That Follow by The Croc Shop reviews
Aliens make Paris and Torres do it. This is the fall-out. Divergent from canon pre-"Blood Fever."
StarTrek: Voyager - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,144 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/26/2009 - B. Torres, T. Paris - Complete
About Face by Ruchira reviews
One-shot, episode addition to "Faces". Lt. Tom Paris is in jail again , Lt. B'Elanna Torres is having a REALLY bad day, and they both put aside their preconceived notions of each other to get through it. canon, not AU . P/T.
StarTrek: Voyager - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,122 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Published: 5/4/2009 - T. Paris, B. Torres - Complete
Wanting by J. Elisabeth reviews
Inside "Blood Fever." Just what is Tom thinking when he tells B'Elanna no?
StarTrek: Voyager - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,097 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 19 - Published: 9/9/2008 - T. Paris, B. Torres - Complete
That Awful Sound by vultures reviews
Connor thought, at first, that the others were looking down on him.
Primeval - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 908 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Published: 4/26/2008 - Complete
Two Times They Were Wet and Cold by Kaynara reviews
Two things that never happened to Mal and Inara. Xposted to LJ for the Truthsome Ficathon. PG13 or so. It's Joss's 'verse, I just borrow it.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,641 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/22/2007 - Mal, Inara - Complete
Trauma by Tony Vernon-Smith reviews
Sure, everyone's seen First Contact. But did anyone ever wonder what happened afterwards, when they had to clean up the mess and deal with their demons? And with Picard and Data, Troi has a tough counseling job on her hands...My first ST story. I can't af
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,663 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 12 - Published: 1/4/2006 - Data, J. Picard - Complete
Oxygen by Seema reviews
A "Day of Honor" coda, Tom's POV.
StarTrek: Voyager - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,491 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/13/2004 - T. Paris, B. Torres
When The Battle's Lost And Won by Briar Rose reviews
Missing scenes from "Night" to "Extreme Risk" and beyond. I wanted to explore what was in B'Elanna's head during those weeks, and Tom's seeming lack of reaction to B'Elanna's depression over the death of her Maquis family.
StarTrek: Voyager - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,684 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Published: 6/24/2001
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Yield Strength reviews
The bridge crew of the newly launched Enterprise has much to learn about and from each other. But what can an android teach a human? Behind the scenes for Where No One Has Gone Before, The Last Outpost, and Lonely Among Us. D/T. A sequel to Love Polyhedron, but can stand alone.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 80,190 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 1/17/2013 - Published: 1/19/2012 - Data, N. Yar
Minefield Triptych reviews
"I'm sorry you never knew the woman Tasha became. I think you might have been proud of her." The child she was and the woman she becomes are tested against three minefields. Does she have the mettle to survive?
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,545 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/1/2012 - N. Yar, J. Picard - Complete
Starfleet Academy Blues reviews
Four years after her escape from Turkana IV, Tasha's dreams come true: she joins Starfleet. But the reality turns out to be more like a nightmare until hope arrives in the form of Starfleet's first Klingon cadet.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 37 - Words: 77,113 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 8/25/2012 - Published: 9/30/2011 - N. Yar, Worf
Anatomy of an Argument reviews
The rules of debate can be downloaded. Fighting fair is a far more challenging skill to master, and not just for an android. One-shot during The Battle, for anyone who's ever been blindsided during an argument. Genfic with a subtle D/T implication.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,000 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/3/2012 - Data, N. Yar - Complete
Beware All Enterprises reviews
One android ponders his existence as he strips the other bare. Character study during DataLore. I might write a second chapter for Brothers - haven't quite got the angle yet.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,444 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/16/2012 - Lore
An Endless Ladder reviews
Noonien hoped his android son would strive to be something more than the sum of his parts, and gave him the ability to desire the same. But is Lore's desire aspiration or ambition? A fill-in-the-blanks for events alluded to in DataLore, The Schizoid Man, Brothers, Silicon Avatar, Descent, and Inheritance.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,884 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/23/2012 - Published: 4/19/2012 - Lore
Missing Scene Ch 21 Yield Strength reviews
The adult end to chapter 21, which makes more sense in the context of the story, but could stand alone, if you're so inclined. Lemon. Rated for Data and Tasha getting it on.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,232 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Data, N. Yar - Complete
Hoops of Steel reviews
Set during Countdown, the comic book prequel to Star Trek 2009. Geordi is a shipbuilder now, with decades of experience to inform his designs. En route to deliver a ship that may save the galaxy, he anticipates the reunion with two of his dearest friends.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,543 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/5/2012 - G. LaForge, Data - Complete
Happy Unbirthday reviews
A short character exploration. Some of Data's beliefs about himself are challenged after the events in Datalore, long before he discovers more of the truth about his origins in Brothers. One-shot.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,641 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/8/2012 - Data, N. Yar - Complete
Missing Scene Ch17 Yield Strength reviews
Missing scene from the end of Ch.17 Yield Strength. Rated for adult content and language. Lemony, but not a PWP. Significant to the story, but not crucial if skipped by conservative readers.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,463 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/7/2012 - Data, N. Yar - Complete
In the Family Way reviews
No one can tell when an android is expecting, especially if he won't tell. One-shot before The Offspring.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,429 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/16/2012 - Data, Lal - Complete
Ares and Aphrodite reviews
Data never does anything by halves. One-shot after Angel One. Fluffy D/T. My first piece of fluff, in fact.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,173 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/3/2012 - Data, N. Yar - Complete
Greetings and Salutations! reviews
The simplest question can become a loaded one for the complex crew of the NCC-1701D. Double drabble. Extremely silly.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 195 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/24/2012 - Complete
Hello from the Edo reviews
What happened when the first away team met the people of Rubicun III? One-shot at the beginning of Justice.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: T - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,073 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/5/2012 - N. Yar, Data - Complete
Sleeper, Awake reviews
Not all dreams stem from memories. Another one-shot after Birthright Pt. 1. Data/Tasha. For BatMonkey81.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,355 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/16/2012 - Data, N. Yar - Complete
Painted from Memory reviews
One-shot after Birthright Pt. 1. Data and Geordi reflect on two losses in Data's life.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 700 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/2/2012 - Data, G. LaForge - Complete
Love Polyhedron reviews
New ship. New crew. Tasha's fascination with Data takes them down a road that neither expect. Begins just after Encounter at Farpoint. Behind the scenes for The Naked Now, Code of Honor, and Haven. Episode order follows the Star Trek Chronology, not the air date.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 92,982 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 1/2/2012 - Published: 9/29/2011 - Data, N. Yar - Complete
In the Dark reviews
The discovery of Data's brother on Omicron Theta brings a master manipulator to the Enterprise. One-shot during Datalore. Rated for adult situations and a wee bit of profanity. Data/Tasha
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,667 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/4/2011 - Data, Lore - Complete