Author has written 58 stories for Phineas and Ferb, and Up.
2/9/15 - Thank you, Dan & Swampy! Ferbnessa for the Win!
MY AVATAR is from a photo I took on 2/12/12 when I met Phineas & Ferb at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida. P&F rock!
I have been making up stories since I was old enough to understand the concept of “let’s pretend.” Carrying the “storytelling gene” has been a blessing, and writing has always been a great outlet for me, whether I’m working on postable fics, or just scribbling for my own enjoyment. I’m not a very disciplined writer, and tend to do things in fits and starts, so I learned long ago that I’m usually best off sticking to one-shots. I joined ff.net because I got inspired to start working on some Phineas & Ferb fics, and had nowhere else to put them. I've been having a lot of fun here - frankly, this place is addictive, and the P&F fandom is especially awesome. THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to read and respond to my stories.
Disclaimer: Apparently I'm not the only person online using the net-nick "karly05" or similar. I hang out here and on a couple of Disney- and/or Pixar-related forums. If you run into a "karly05" anywhere else, especially one who posts personal real-world info or photos, that's not me. (Oh, and FWIW, I'm a "she.")
Quick Fic-Facts: I'm a big Ferbnessa shipper. I like writing fluff and humor with the occasional poignant touch, and I try to stay in canon and in character. My P&F stories all tie together, so if you read them all, you'll pick up on references and call backs among them. If you read only one of my stories, please read "Good Old Fashioned Fun." It's rated K, suitable for everyone, and takes place in the context of the series, and several of my other stories refer back to it.
I like maps and timelines so, strictly for my own fanfic purposes, I have made some decisions. There's no logical location for Danville, but I've put it in the Upper Midwest/Great Lakes region, and I have decided for my own timeline purposes that the Series Summer takes place in 2006. Vanessa's birthdate is June 15, 1990, and Ferb's is November 17, 1995; they are 5 1/2 years apart in age, and 6 years apart in school terms.
I'll be honest, I've given thought off and on to removing "Arrivederci, Monty." It was a knee-jerk reaction to an unwelcome situation before we'd even seen "Sipping With the Enemy," and a way-too-simplistic approach to breaking them up. I'm leaving it up, though, for a couple of reasons. One, I don't want anyone thinking I have taken down or would take down a story because of a few negative comments, and Two, I don't believe in general in deleting things (that's not a criticism of anyone else, just my attitude toward my own stories). I kind of wish I'd treated the whole thing the way I treat Irving, and just ignored it, but oh, well.
I’ve had a couple of readers ask about the sequence in which my stories take place, so here’s my epic attempt to clarify that. I still recommend reading the stories in the order in which they were written/posted, but if you have questions about where they fit into the overall timeline, I hope this will help.
“Excaliferb! The Missing Coda” and “Rhode Island Fletcher and the Pizzazium Skull” are tied to the P&F “Time Shift” episodes and do not take place within “reality,” so are not included in the timeline.
“His Name Was Matt” is Linda’s recounting of her first marriage. It doesn’t really matter where it falls in the timeline, but this really should be read where it falls in the posted order; there’s a spoiler for it in “Through the Storm.”
Okay, everything below is listed in the order in which it takes place, and broken into smaller groups. (11/2/13 - I rearranged some things in the "Love Nest" section as I'm figuring out where the Candace/Ambrose stuff fits in with the Ferb/Vanessa wedding plans.)
The Itty-Bitty Ferb Stories:
These all take place when Ferb is 4, starting shortly before he and Lawrence leave England, running through the first few months that Lawrence and Linda are married.
Toy Trains and Tea
First Dinner in Danville
Never Say Never
An Amazing American Discovery
Vignettes a la Carte #4: Adoption
Through the Storm
The Series Summer:
These all take place during the “104 Days of Summer Vacation” portrayed in the TV Series. Ferb is 10, Vanessa is 16. Several take place within the context of specific episodes.
The Ferbnessa Sketchbook #10: At First Glance (Takes place within the episode “I Scream, You Scream”)
The Ferbnessa Sketchbook #11: Drained in the Brain (Takes place within the episode “Brain Drain”)
The Ferbnessa Sketchbook #1: Dumb Luck (Takes place some time after "Finding Mary McGuffin")
Connecting the Dots (Takes place within the movie “Across the 2nd Dimension”)
Milkshakes for Two (Takes place some time after “Chronicles of Meap”)
Two Babies, One Photo (Takes place within the episode “Agent Doof”)
When Hands Collide (Takes place immediately following the episode "When Worlds Collide")
Good Old Fashioned Fun (Late summer; I later assigned the date August 15 to this. UPDATE 7/12/14 - Logically this now has to take place after the episode "It's No Picnic," given Vanessa's comment on amusement parks.)
The Post-Series/Ferbnessa Friendship Era Stories:
These take place after the Series Summer, but before the Ferbnessa Romance kicks off.
Arrivederci, Monty (Fall at the end of the Series Summer. Vanessa = 16)
Sayonara, Johnny (Fall at the end of the Series Summer. Vanessa = 16)
Vanessa’s New Wheels (Summer one year after the Series. Ferb = 11, Vanessa = 17)
You’ve Got To Be a Football Hero (Spring two years after the Series. Ferb = 12, Vanessa = 17)
Dream Date Nightmare (May two years after the Series. Ferb = 12, Vanessa = 17)
Best Served Cold (Summer, following Dream Date Nightmare. Ferb = 12, Vanessa = 18)
Vignettes a la Carte #1: Student (Vanessa = 18)
The Boy Friend (Vanessa = 18)
Cookies and Lies (Summer three years after the series. Ferb = 13, Vanessa = 19)
Christmas Song (Ferb is about a month past turning 14, Vanessa is 19)
Seven Minute Delivery (Christmas Eve, about a week after "Christmas Song")
The Talk (2 – 3 months after Christmas Song. Ferb = 14)
The Other Kiss (Late summer, Phineas has just turned 14, Isabella & Ferb are both already 14)
Unplanned (Late that year, Ferb has just turned 15, Candace is 19)
Puppy Love (Shortly after Unplanned)
The Ferbnessa Romance:
Starting on Ferb’s 16th Birthday. For the following sequence of stories, Ferb is 16 and Vanessa is 21.
Vignettes a la Carte #10: Caller
The Ferbnessa Sketchbook #9: Tattoo
Vignettes a la Carte #11: Hitting
The Ferbnessa Sketchbook #8: A Matter of Perspective
Our Mutual Friend
The Ferbnessa Sketchbook #6: Serenade
Vignettes a la Carte #8: Hazard
The Ferbnessa Sketchbook #14: Music to Her Ears
Blast From the Past (Ferb = 16, Vanessa = 22)
Dancing at the Doo-Wop Hop (immediately follows BftP)
In the following stories, Ferb is 17/18 and a Senior in High School; Vanessa is 23 and in her final year of a 6-year University degree.
Vignettes a la Carte #2: Underestimate
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
Vignettes a la Carte #6: Coke
The Ferbnessa Sketchbook #13: Out of the Box
Living in the Love Nest:
Ferb and Vanessa share the little rented bungalow in Ackerton while he gets his Engineering degree from Ackerton State University. This sequence includes the pieces and parts of the still-in-progress Ferbnessa Wedding Saga.
The Ferbnessa Sketchbook #12: It's Not Just the Toothpaste
The Ferbnessa Sketchbook #2: Ferb’s Middle Name
The Ferbnessa Sketchbook #5: Patient
The Ferbnessa Sketchbook #3: Butterflies and Gumdrops
A Swift Kick in the Pants
The One That Says Ferb and Vanessa
Midnight in Ackerton
Wedding Favors 1: Certifiable
Candy Cane Christmas (Candace & Ambrose)
On the Edge of an Unspoiled Universe
Thumbs Down to the Gown
Wedding Favors 2: Celebratory
Vignettes a la Carte #12: Plane
Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher and Family:
In which Ferb and Vanessa are married and raising a family.
Vignettes a la Carte #5: Wear (features Candace and her children)
Vignettes a la Carte #9: Sand
Moms Know Best
Up All Night
In Which Ferb and Vanessa are Expecting
The Ferbnessa Sketchbook #4: Vacation
Ice Cream Sunday
Vignettes a la Carte #7: Amount
It’s a Dad Thing
The Ferbnessa Sketchbook #7: To Dye For
Vignettes a la Carte #3: Gravity