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I am quite an old lady but I was a teacher of teenagers for 48 years and I feel in tune with them and love reading their work.As a widow I live alone with my little dog and a large collection of Teddy Bears. I found Cirque du Freak very useful for reading with reluctant learners -one of whom kept a pet tarantula-and I get the books on the date of publication just to keep tracks of Arra Sails. My favourite character in all literature is the lady pirate, Joanna da Silva , in Martin Conisby's Vengeance which I read when I was 14. I had to wait another 50 years before I found another character I really loved.

In my time I have been called 'sweet' or 'cute' by my fellow students in college and my pupils, 'eccentric ' by my friends,' a good laugh' by my pupils and 'a very formidable lady' when fighting on behalf of my special needs pupils.

One of my colleagues told me I played the complete idiot to perfection! He guessed correctly but I do try to keep it hidden. I have an MA degree and I'm a member of Mensa so I'm not as thick as I pretend.

Favourite comedian

Rich Hall - my fantasy toy-boy!

Favourite actors

John Lithgow - as good in 3rd Rock from the Sun as he was when playing a serial killer in Dexter.

Mandy Patinkin - Chicago Hope and Criminal Minds. He sings too. I have most of his CD's

Claudia Black- Aeryn Sun in Farscape (Arra reminds me of her) and Vala Mal Doran in Stargate SG1

Mary Stuart Masterson - Fried Green Tomatoes and Some Kind of Wonderful.

Favourite TV

Blakes Seven - too long ago for many fanfiction readers

Red Dwarf

Farscape

Criminal Minds

Bones

CSI Miami - I could knit Horatio Caine woollies (actually a euphemism for something completely different!)

NCIS

Dexter - especially series 4

Criminal Intent - Bobbie Goren and Alex Eames episodes

I don't have anything in the way of game playing machines or i-pod thingies. I can just about text on my phone but use complete sentences. I am learning emoticons so I can do a wink ;) for Arra and a pirate :ar! for Joanna da Silva - for me that's real progress.

In texting I'd love to use LOMBARD and FLUID but I doubt if I'll get the opportunity.

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Only You by blood red youth reviews
Finally, after sunrise, Arra and Larten have time for a discussion. [Set in Trials of Death]
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,948 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/9/2014 - Arra Sails, Mr. Crepsley - Complete
Thirst For Romance by blood red youth reviews
The beginning of the should-have-been romance that never quite was. [A/L, set in Palace of the Damned.]
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 16,568 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/13/2014 - Published: 12/1/2013 - [Arra Sails, Mr. Crepsley]
The Wicked Game by blood red youth reviews
The skin was patchy and purple tinged in places, and the lips were drawn back into a last vicious snarl, cuffs around wrists and ankles. Larten checked for a pulse over and over again, convinced that this must have been some kind of wicked game. PRE-BOOK, AU.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 27,579 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/13/2014 - Published: 10/8/2013 - Arrow, Mika Ver Leth, Mr. Crepsley, Vancha March
Weight of Living by blood red youth reviews
Fifty snapshots of Mika and Arrow, from the very beginning through to the very end. [Spoilers for SLC and DSS, definitely not intended as slash]
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,765 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/25/2014 - Arrow, Mika Ver Leth - Complete
White Blank Page by blood red youth reviews
Tell me now where was my fault in loving you with my whole heart? Mika/Arra, pre-book.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 50,437 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/24/2014 - Published: 1/17/2012 - Mika Ver Leth, Arra Sails
Bad Blood by blood red youth reviews
Kurda and Wester have a discussion. (Set in Palace of the Damned, spoilers for SLC in general)
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,115 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/17/2014 - Kurda Smahlt
Eyes by notwisefox reviews
He had never paid that much attention to her. A/L story of randomness.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,220 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/29/2014 - [Arra Sails, Mr. Crepsley] - Complete
Nirvana by blood red youth reviews
She very rarely laughed, but when she did it stayed with him for hours afterwards. Spoilers for all of DSS and SLC. [Arra/Larten]
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,312 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/25/2014 - [Arra Sails, Mr. Crepsley] - Complete
Without Him by notwisefox reviews
And so we were left to try to live without him - Another take on the story, from book 5 onwards. Told in Darren's POV. AU.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 9,654 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/11/2013 - Published: 9/22/2013 - Darren Shan, Gavner Purl, Arra Sails
Halloween Show by notwisefox reviews
The audience screamed as she brought her hand down on his face, blood streaming from the wound. Pre-book. Contains some suggestive themes and horror. Happy Halloween!
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,406 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/31/2013 - [Arra Sails, Mr. Crepsley] - Complete
Frost Bite by notwisefox reviews
He fell asleep with a smile on his face, comforted by the feel of her hand in his hair, relaxed despite the pain. Pre-book. Some language.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,677 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/30/2013 - Gavner Purl, Arra Sails - Complete
Saviour by notwisefox reviews
Defensively, protectively, the figure stood over him, and before he could catch up with what was happening the vampaneze had pounced, ready to rip and shred. Another drabble about Arra and Gavner. Pre-book.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,384 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/28/2013 - Gavner Purl, Arra Sails - Complete
Falling Leaves by notwisefox reviews
A small drabble from the beginning of book three.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,724 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/27/2013 - Gavner Purl, Arra Sails - Complete
We All Fall Down by roxypony reviews
[Like toy soldiers] The noble princes of Vampire Mountain question their own judgement. Takes place during/after the cremations in book 6. Two-shot
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,056 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/20/2013 - Published: 8/19/2013 - Arrow, Paris Skyle, Mika Ver Leth - Complete
Snow & Sparks by roxypony reviews
EDITED AND SHORTENED. \ We touch, I feel a rush. We clutch, it isn't much but it's enough to make me wonder what's in store for us. / You stood there in front of me, just close enough to touch, close enough to hope you couldn't see what I was thinking of. ArrowxOC, some Larten/Arra, and plenty of all your favourite vampires!
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 39,799 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/26/2013 - Published: 12/13/2010 - Arrow
Spin The Bottle by The-Napoleon-Of-Crime reviews
Darren is bored late one night in vampire mountain and decides to get together with his vampire friends for a fun-filled game of spin the bottle!
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 7,205 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 6/23/2013 - Published: 9/2/2010 - Darren Shan, Mr. Crepsley
Tornado by Crowlows19 reviews
When Steve needed a cure, Darren chose to fight rather than bargain. That single decision changed everything and opened up a flood of chaos from their world and beyond. AU.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 14,605 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 4/20/2013 - Darren Shan, Mr. Crepsley
Sacrifices by RJM.art reviews
When his friends life was at risk what could he do? Try and save her of course. But as usual, for Darren, things don't always turn out as planned. From book five in DSS. Some spoilers.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,100 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/28/2013 - Published: 3/27/2013 - Darren Shan, Arra Sails
The Times They Are A Changin' by The-Rebel-Spong reviews
"...I was resurrected from the Lake of Souls by Mr Tiny and granted one chance to return to earth; to change my future and prevent the War of Scars. With Evanna's help I was transported back in time to the early 1900's where I had one shot to change my future and the futures of those I love. I need to prevent Mr Crepsley from taking an assistant by any means necessary."
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 17,006 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 5/21/2013 - Published: 5/29/2012 - Darren Shan, Mr. Crepsley
The Hardest of Hearts by blood red youth reviews
The story of Arra's trials. Unrequited Mika/Arra, Larten/Arra, FINALLY COMPLETE.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 57,942 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 4/30/2013 - Published: 6/23/2011 - Arra Sails, Mr. Crepsley - Complete
Larten Crepsley: Becoming The Vampire General by JasonOrangeForever reviews
Based on what would happen if Larten stuck as a general and how things would be different. Includes characters from The Saga of Darren Shan and The Saga of Larten Crepsley as if they were all still alive.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,411 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/17/2013 - Published: 3/10/2013 - Mr. Crepsley, Seba Nile
Wildfire by blood red youth reviews
"You're my star, nothing else can lead me off track". Beginning of an A/L series, pre-book.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,068 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/13/2013 - Arra Sails, Mr. Crepsley
Melancholy by Darth Vyper reviews
He hadn't seen her for decades. But now he knew...that the memories he had shared with the proud and unbreakable vampiress were nothing more but the shadows of melancholy. (ArraxLarten)
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,814 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/17/2013 - Arra Sails, Mr. Crepsley - Complete
Heat by notwisefox reviews
Gods, they missed this. Arra/Larten.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,306 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/15/2013 - Mr. Crepsley, Arra Sails - Complete
Burns by notwisefox reviews
Arra and Darren talk about Trials. Check inside, I've never been good at summaries.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,049 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/10/2013 - Darren Shan, Arra Sails - Complete
Certain People Can't Come Out at Twilight by kellani celina reviews
Arra Sails has a run in with the Volturi which causes them to track her to Vampire Mountain. Confusion follows as neither type of vampire can figure out what the other actually is.
Crossover - Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak & Twilight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 13,741 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 12/10/2012 - Published: 12/18/2010 - Arra Sails, Demetri
The Blizzard by Crowlows19 reviews
Despite popular belief, Darren's first meeting with Prince Mika Ver Leth wasn't in the Hall of Princes. It was in a small motel in Michigan during a storm so powerful humanity itself was called into question. One-Shot.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,060 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 8 - Published: 10/13/2012 - Darren Shan, Mika Ver Leth - Complete
Crossfire by The-Rebel-Spong reviews
"Hanging upside down, strapped into some sort of grubby, dirty straight jacket, was Larten. His face had clearly seen a beating, cheeks red from being the wrong way round and eyes black from lack of sleep. Slowly, he tried to smile at her, a crooked, embarrassed little smile which looked more like a frown from Arra's angle."
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,675 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/7/2012 - Mr. Crepsley, Arra Sails
Infection by Preston-Tour reviews
"Mr Crepsley, are you scared?" When Darren saw the feeble nod of the strongest man he had ever met, he knew they were going to be goners.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 13 - Words: 17,868 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 7/30/2012 - Published: 9/27/2011
Ribbons and Braids by HOAnubisTS reviews
They hate each other with a passion. They call for each other's blood. They spit on each other's graves. But somehow, those two are forced together, and uncover an entirely new emotion neither has felt before - love.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,136 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/14/2012 - Arra Sails, Kurda Smahlt
Lies by notwisefox reviews
CONTAINS MAJOR SPOLIERS FOR 'BROTHERS TO THE DEATH'.
Saga of Larten Crepsley - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,575 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/24/2012 - Larten C. - Complete
Resistance by Preston-Tour reviews
"I will never let you into these Halls. You will never get the Stone. You will never get to Paris. You will never take the Vampire Spirit. We will always resist. We will always fight. We will never surrender. Even in Death may we Vampires be Triumphant!"
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 43 - Words: 87,662 - Reviews: 223 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 3/13/2012 - Published: 6/19/2011 - Darren Shan, Mr. Crepsley - Complete
Three's a Crowd by blood red youth reviews
When Arra and Larten start to become a little bit more than friends, young Gavner Purl is less than pleased. For Rowan Rawr's contest.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,503 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/23/2012 - Gavner Purl, Mr. Crepsley, Arra Sails, Kurda Smahlt - Complete
Betrayal by notwisefox reviews
The story of Gavner Purl's death.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,767 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/24/2012 - Gavner Purl, Arra Sails - Complete
Love Is All by blood red youth reviews
Love is all, from what I've heard, but my heart's learned to kill. The story of Mr Crepsley's decision to leave the Generals as mentioned by Gavner in Tunnels of Blood, pre-book.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,984 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/20/2012 - Mr. Crepsley, Mika Ver Leth
She's So Hard by blood red youth reviews
All that really matters is love - but if it's all you really care about then tough. Larten/Arra.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,726 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/19/2012 - Mr. Crepsley, Arra Sails - Complete
Death in our Midist by CirqueDuFreakFan reviews
If you like Arra and Mr. Crepsley and think that they make the greatest couple, then this story is for you. Vanez is killed, Arra grieving, heads for the one vampire who killed him, Kurda. Rated teen for potantial suicide attempt and other stuffs.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 4,488 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 11/4/2011 - Published: 11/2/2004 - Arra Sails, Mr. Crepsley
The Drunkard Series by DameLeader reviews
Each chapter is about a different Cirque Du Freak character and what they act like when they're horribly drunk. WARNING: HEAVY DRINKING, STRONG LANGUAGE, SUGGESTIVE THEMES, BAR FIGHTS AND OOC PEOPLE. Nonetheless, it'll be funny.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 7,521 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 10/23/2011 - Published: 8/13/2011 - Darren Shan
Love as in 'you and I' by Lady Purl reviews
This is a love tribute to Arra and Larten. teen rated Three chapters tributed to them beautiful moments of reuinion for them. please review I promise the actual story is better than this summary! love M xxx
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,942 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/27/2011 - Mr. Crepsley, Arra Sails - Complete
Head and Heart by blood red youth reviews
An awkward discussion. Unrequited Arra/Mika, pre-book.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,152 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/22/2011 - [Mika Ver Leth, Arra Sails] - Complete
Of Blood and Love by notwisefox reviews
A collection of short stories revolving around the relationship of Arra and Larten.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 43 - Words: 50,309 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 3/9/2011 - Published: 6/25/2009 - Mr. Crepsley, Arra Sails - Complete
Past, present and now by vampires assistant reviews
"Why are you digging up the past?" "Because some things should never have been buried." LartenXArra Warning : Sex and swearing.
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,626 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/23/2010 - Mr. Crepsley, Arra Sails - Complete
Broken Promise by Amela333 reviews
We all know what happens to Darren after he escapes from Kurda, but what happens at Vampire Mountain during the time he's recovering with the wolves?
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,473 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/21/2010 - Published: 7/28/2010 - Kurda Smahlt, Mr. Crepsley - Complete
And Thus, she enters Vampire Paradise by Marauder's Mistress reviews
Arra and Larten share their final moments together. What are Arra's final words and what will Larten Crepsley do when he realises she is gone? Will he stay with Darren or will he prefer to join Arra in Vampire Paradise? Read and Review Please! :D LC&AS
Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak - Rated: K - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 386 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/27/2009 - Complete
One Step Forward by Jigs reviews
Epilogue to "Out of Their Minds"
Farscape - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,704 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/22/2000