Madame Estrella
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Joined 02-16-03, id: 343423, Profile Updated: 06-04-12
Author has written 26 stories for Pretender, Batman Begins/Dark Knight, and Batman.

I am married and have 5 cats.

I am a chemist.


I am a competitive runner and have run in 50 races since 2007 including the Akron Marathon - Half Marathon.

I am currently training for the 2012 racing season and trying to lose 50 lbs.


I support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research and run the Ohio "Komen Race for the Cure" in memory of my Aunt Nan.


My husband co-wrote "Pretender of Oz." We finished it in 2 hours and it is still my favorite story.


Fic Recommendations:

These are stories from my favorites list which I believe readers of my stories will love as much as I adore them.

Some of them I came across while looking for interesting reads and some I found on other author's favorites lists.

Gotham Nights by drewben

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4461281/1/Gotham_Knights

drewben does a wonderful job of incorporating the DC comics into the Nolanverse storyline. Highly unrecognized, this story is a gem in a pile of rocks. It focuses on all the characters in a way that is excellently executed and holds the characters and stpryline to canon in a way I haven't seen before. This is an excellent story and one you should all read. Read it NOW!

Genesis by Anoushkala

Read it Here: http://www.jokerxharley.net/efiction/viewstory.php?sid=133&ageconsent=ok&warning=2

OR Here: http://anoushkala.livejournal.com/99874.html

Because this story is not posted on Fanfiction.net, many have been deprived of this beautifully written story of a Nolanverse Origin of the Joker and how he met Harley Quinn. In it, Jack Napier was a Captain in the Army and an Iraqi War Veteran who ends up convalescing in the hospital where Harleen Quinzel works and who begins to treat him. This is a fantastic story and draws the reader into the hellscape in which Jack Napier served as he recounts his story to Dr. Quinzel. One you should all check out.

Rictus and The Land of Nod by vertigeaux

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4945021/1/Rictus

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5020724/1/The_Land_of_Nod

vertigeaux has a wonderful way of weaving words into tight, conscise works which illustrate her mastery of the short story. These two are works I have looked back on often as they are pleasing to the eye and tickle the mind.

City of Sorrows by Kagmi-Cron

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4505382/1/

This inspiring story waves the tale of the battle between the Joker and the Riddler in excellent fashion.

Impromptu Affair by GreyLilly

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4560961/1/

This hilarious story keeps all characters in canon and depicts the Joker in the best of his worst.

A Joker's Plot by Mrs.WayneJokerfan

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4710194/1/

This is my favorite parody, what can I say? "I Want Hydrogen Bombs!"

Maelstrom by Apheliongirl

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5339137/1/

Fugue by Apheliongirl

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5456614/1/

Apheliongirl is a fantastic writer and this is apparent by her parallel works telling the story from Harley and the Joker's side of the story, respectively, and depicts the Joker in true form.

The Harlequin by knit-wear

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4500264/1/

This is my favorite Harley Quinn Origin piece.

A Fairly Honorable Defeat by knit-wear

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4595746/1/A_Fairly_Honorable_Defeat

This is an extremely interesting spin on the Harley-Joker romance.

Seven Year Bitch by Majjic Mouse

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4662761/1/Seven_Year_Bitch

This story just cracks me up.

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Gotham Knights by drewben reviews
The sequel to "The Dark Knight." Gotham City discovers how much they truly need protecting...
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 35,720 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 9/10/2014 - Published: 8/9/2008
Crane by m.michele reviews
Follows a day in the life of Dr. Jonathan Crane, head psychologist of Arkham Asylum. Early Batman Begins. One day, multi-chapter.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,548 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/16/2012 - Published: 7/31/2012 - J. Crane - Complete
Jack Burton in the Land of the Dead by thrownhammer reviews
I read that BTiLC was originally set in the old west and it made me realize that any sequel should've kept the Burton character but switched settings. So I bring you: Jack Burton in the Land of the Dead. It's kind of sad that I had to get BTiLC added to the site, so I don't know if there's any interest. I wrote this for fun, if you want more then review it and I'll keep it rolling.
Big Trouble in Little China - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,084 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/24/2012 - Jack B.
The Times They Are AChangin' by Kabuki1 reviews
A series of chapters from the point of view of Jonathan Crane, Bruce Wayne, The Joker, and Harvey Dent as events lead them to their final fates. Pre-Batman Begins. No pairings.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 12 - Words: 8,001 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/8/2012 - Published: 1/18/2012 - Bruce W./Batman, J. Crane
Impromptu Affair by GreyLiliy reviews
Good partners are hard to find - but sometimes they just drop in unexpected. And Joker's going to keep hold, whether Scarecrow & Two-Face like it or not.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 23 - Words: 57,579 - Reviews: 257 - Favs: 196 - Follows: 199 - Updated: 3/22/2011 - Published: 9/26/2008 - J. Crane, Joker, Harvey D.
Christmas Time by wouldyouliketoseemymask reviews
Dr. Crane receives a gift.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: K+ - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,293 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/13/2010 - J. Crane - Complete
Simply Stranger by Phantom Kisser reviews
Joker and Harleen Quinzel meet at Arkham after DK. There's something about this patient she just can't shake. He doesn't belong there. Sex in the last chapter.
Batman the Animated Series - Rated: M - English - Romance/Crime - Chapters: 34 - Words: 31,864 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 4/20/2010 - Published: 8/5/2008 - Harley Q., Joker - Complete
Concrete by GreyLiliy reviews
Holding experiments in his office just wasn't working for Jonathan any longer. He needed someplace new. Prequel to Burlap.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,511 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/22/2010 - J. Crane - Complete
I Don't Want Anybody Else by Lauralot reviews
It's a perfectly logical system. It isn't a fixation at all. Joker/Crane
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,944 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/20/2010 - J. Crane, Joker - Complete
Ethereal Nonsense by lexophile42 reviews
So, we're left with the Joker hanging over Gotham with an armed SWAT team approaching, ready to fire. What next? With Heath gone, who's to say? That's where I come in. We'll journey through the Joker's "afterlife" and meet some old friends along the way.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Crime/Suspense - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,373 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/4/2010 - Published: 7/4/2009 - Joker, Bruce W./Batman
The Harlequin by knit-wear reviews
Dr. Harley Quinzel knew there was more to the Joker than just psychosis. The more attached to him she gets the more she begins to loose her own sense of right and wrong. Especially when Jonathan Crane and his fear toxin get involved. Novel length.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 139,840 - Reviews: 207 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 1/2/2010 - Published: 8/26/2008 - Joker
Rabbit Hearts by knit-wear reviews
Being the Joker and Harley Quin isn’t a healthy business. Like a pair of painted vagabonds they live in old motels & abandoned warehouses stealing and murdering and of course always after the Bat. Their misadventures told through scars and injuries.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,238 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 12/11/2009 - Published: 10/19/2009 - Joker
A Fairly Honorable Defeat by knit-wear reviews
After nearly two years apart Harley is called back to Gotham for the Joker's trial. Even after years of letting him twist her mind she knows sometimes it's impossible to stop loving someone-- no matter what they do to you.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 39,060 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 9/30/2009 - Published: 10/14/2008 - Joker - Complete
While You Are Sleeping by A Cunning Plan reviews
An exploration of how sleep fits in to the relationship between Harley Quinn and the Joker. Written in the second person.
Batman - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 525 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/4/2009 - Harley Quinn, The Joker - Complete
Limbo by White Russian reviews
The state of Bruce, Batman and Gotham one year after the events of The Dark Knight.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,611 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Published: 7/18/2009 - Bruce W./Batman, Joker - Complete
The Owner's Guide to the Joker by Mela Sunstrong reviews
Have you ever wanted to have your very own Joker? This informative manual will teach you everything you need to know to keep your Joker in top diabolical condition.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,163 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/24/2009 - Joker - Complete
The Magic Trick by Fyrefly reviews
“Sometimes I look at you,” Jack said softly, cradling her face, "and I think how easy it would be to snap your neck.” The drunken father, the butchered mother. The pretty and assaulted wife. It's always about a lady...or many ladies.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 39,517 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 5/1/2009 - Published: 3/3/2009 - Joker - Complete
Dearest Doctor Arkham by Lauralot reviews
The Joker writes a complaint letter to Arkham's administrator. Rated for language and mention of violence.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,088 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/22/2009 - Joker - Complete
Burlap by GreyLiliy reviews
Jonathan hadn't meant to buy the burlap. It just sort of happened.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,484 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/11/2009 - J. Crane - Complete
Mad Love Series, Part I: Burning On by KELZTASTiC reviews
the beginnings of the Joker and Harley Quinn's relationship, Harley as protagonist. rated M for later chapters and language.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 53,687 - Reviews: 178 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 2/1/2009 - Published: 8/9/2008 - Complete
City of Sorrows by Kagmi-Cron reviews
The battle for Gotham's soul has a new player. When the Joker breaks out of Arkham, he finds himself at odds with a powerful newcomer known as the Riddler. As the forces of order and chaos clash over Gotham, can those trapped between them hope to survive?
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 64,166 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/31/2009 - Published: 8/28/2008 - Joker, J. Gordon - Complete
Burning Bridges by Images of Broken Light reviews
Jack Napier wasn't 'normal', could never be 'normal'. But somewhere along the way he learnt an important lesson. Whatever doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger... Smarter... Stranger... A short Joker origin fic
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Crime - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,768 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/23/2009 - Published: 1/18/2009 - Joker - Complete
A Joker's Plot by Mrs.WayneJokerfan reviews
You're just going to have to find out for yourself. .
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,723 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/11/2008 - Joker, Bruce W./Batman - Complete
Mad Love: Beauty and the Butchered by Alfsigesey reviews
This is my Nolanized retelling of the '94 Comic storyline, of how The Joker seduced his psychiatrist, the lovely and utterly demented Harley Quinn. Joker/Harley with a little Batman/Catwoman thrown in. Because at this point, why the hell not?
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 23,698 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 9/24/2008 - Published: 8/24/2008 - Joker, Bruce W./Batman, Selina K./Catwoman - Complete
DCU: Quality Time by princessebee reviews
The lair is being fumigated and Joker and Harley have to find somewhere else to stay. Will the various Rogues of Gotham take kindly to the two clowns dropping in for a sleep-over? Pure crack and playful humour kids! Chap 6: The Riddler! COMPLETE!
Batman - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 23,124 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 8/14/2008 - Published: 4/10/2008 - Harley Quinn, The Joker - Complete
The Origin of ΔS by La Flamingo reviews
Energy can be neither created nor destroyed...but it has to start somewhere. *entropy, n: the steady deterioration of a system or society*
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,803 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Published: 8/12/2008 - Complete
Angels and Demons by chocolatemooses reviews
Of all the places, no one would have guessed that a battle between good and evil would have taken place in a dirty cell in Arkham Asylum. No pairings, sorry. Just the Joker messing with people's minds. Post-TDK.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,802 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/31/2008 - Joker - Complete
You Pretend by obaona reviews
Jarod thinks about his next act of justice. Vignette.
Pretender - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,108 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/12/2004
The Rules Have Changed by spatula spatula reviews
(NEW - 11 of 18!) What do you do when the huntress has become the hunted?
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 38,622 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/22/2002 - Published: 5/7/2002
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Me & My Old Lady reviews
Why won't you let me help you?" She pleaded reaching out to him in every way. "You can't save me, Harley."
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 65,387 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 9/12/2010 - Published: 5/12/2009 - Joker
The Battle for Gotham's Soul reviews
Post TDK, Nolanverse. "Sequel to Me and My Old Lady." More than a year has gone by and Joker with his partner, Scarecrow leave Arkham to take back what they had lost. Joker/Harley Quinn
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Crime/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,200 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/18/2010 - Published: 3/7/2009 - Joker, J. Crane
The Balance of Your Mind reviews
The past is relative, fluid. It can change depending on whose eyes you look through." The painted man leered over him. "Just like your future, Jack." J/HQ
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,926 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/1/2010 - Published: 10/2/2009 - Joker
The Clown and The Showgirl reviews
The clown will forever remain the alienated Other, never reverting back into a worldly prince, and always destined to watch the showgirl ride off into the sunset with a handsome suitor." - Rodney Huey. Sequel to "Clean Getaway." Joker/Harley Quinn
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,886 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 11/23/2009 - Published: 11/10/2009 - Joker
Say That We're Sweethearts Again reviews
The Joker never thought something was missing from his world, until Harley Quinn stepped into his universe.
Crossover - Batman & Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,556 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 11 - Published: 9/28/2009 - Harley Quinn, Joker
Sometimes Salvation reviews
Two men returned to Gotham with the same purpose, one of them succeeded.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: M - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,481 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/17/2009 - Joker, Bruce W./Batman - Complete
Clean Getaway reviews
TDK One-Shot set around the Joker's introduction to the crime bosses. Joker/Harley Quinn
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,817 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/20/2009 - Joker - Complete
This Parody of Life reviews
Nolanverse, within the BB and TDK timeline. Life is funny in a twisted way, his was even more so. Joker/HQ CH 10: In the end, Harley learns what it means to love the Joker.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 10 - Words: 28,385 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/26/2008 - Published: 10/6/2008 - Joker - Complete
Dragon: A Decade in Limbo reviews
In the darkness of his existence there was a glimmer of hope.
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 11,101 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 9/21/2004 - Published: 12/30/2003
Solstice reviews
Part 11 of the Labyrinth Series, post IOTH
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,136 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/10/2004
Shame reviews
They would both fall in the shadow of her father.
Pretender - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 549 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/27/2003 - Complete
Joyride reviews
Part Ten of the Labyrinth Series, post IOTH
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,395 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/17/2003
Respite
Part Nine of The Labyrinth Series, post IOTH
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,782 - Published: 6/14/2003
Admiring reviews
Lyle likes to watch.
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,099 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/4/2003 - Complete
Sleepwalk reviews
Part Eight of the Labyrinth Series, post IOTH
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,447 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/10/2003
Pretender of Oz reviews
What happens when Miss Parker mixes a Strange Brew, post Road Trip
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,030 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/24/2003 - Complete
Time
The Labyrinth Series Part Seven, post IOTH
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,107 - Published: 4/19/2003
Association reviews
The Labyrinth Series Part Six, Post IOTH
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,559 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/10/2003
Folsom Prison Blues reviews
Sequel to Never No More, post IOTH
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,031 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/30/2003 - Complete
Memento reviews
Part Five of The Labyrinth Series, Post IOTH
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,926 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/14/2003
Broken reviews
Part Four of the Pretender Labyrinth Series, Post IOTH
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,547 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/8/2003
Gambit reviews
Part Three of The Pretender Labyrinth Series, post IOTH
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,559 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/28/2003
Reprisal reviews
Part Two of the Labyrinth Series, Post IOTH
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,803 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/18/2003
Complication reviews
Part One of the Labyrinth Series, post IOTH
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,755 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/17/2003
Never No More reviews
Post IOTH: Jarod solves a problem.
Pretender - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,262 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 2/16/2003 - Complete
Less Than Pretending reviews
Pretender and Less Than Perfect Crossover, post IOTH
Pretender - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,530 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/16/2003 - Complete