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Joined 11-17-11, id: 3438992, Profile Updated: 06-16-17
Author has written 17 stories for StarTrek: The Next Generation, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Once Upon a Time, Babylon 5, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hunger Games, and X-Men: The Movie.

Hello there, intrepid profile-readers. I'm Elim, a geeky young math teacher from House Baelish currently living at 221-B Baker Street in a rural flyover state that would probably be District Nine. After being sorted into Hufflepuff and welcomed into Hermes' cabin at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, I chose Amity as my faction and flew away with the Ninth Doctor. Once he dropped me off two months earlier, I found my way back through the wardrobe, with a short detour through Mirkwood and the swamps of Dagobah.

In my spare time, I inspect dinosaur-filled theme parks, run a tailor shop on a space station, and serve as the ambassador to Minbar. I enjoy Martian-grown potatoes, lembas bread, and shawarma.

I'm a Catholic, a political moderate, and a cat-lover. Things like this make my heart feel all warm and fuzzy.

I write mostly Hunger Games fics but dabble in crossovers. I finish SYOTs. I'm a lousy reviewer, so, by extension, nothing in my stories is based on how often other folks review.

I tend to submit younger, outer-district males. My submitted tributes have a solid average of 16th place.


"Only in darkness are we revealed. Goodness is not goodness that seeks advantage. Good is good in the final hour, in the deepest pit, without hope, without witness, without reward. Virtue is only virtue in extremis."


My Not-Quite-Canon SYOTs

Doomed to Die: The Ninth Hunger Games (doomedtodie . weebly . com)

Edge of Chaos: The Tenth Hunger Games (edgeofchaos . weebly . com)

Born in Pain: The 25th Hunger Games (borninpain . weebly . com)

For a Reason: The 42nd Hunger Games (forareason42 . weebly . com)

Hide Your Fires: The 50th Hunger Games (hideyourfires . weebly . com)


My Even-Less-Canon SYOTs

Forged in Fire: The 75th Hunger Games (forgedinfire75 . weebly . com)


My X-Men Crossover SYOTs

Mistakes of the Past: The First X-Games (mistakesofthepast . weebly . com)


Other Goodies:

  • Some fanart for Born in Pain made by kopycat101 (mexicancat-girl . tumblr . com / tagged / Born-in-Pain)

  • My sister MornieGalad Baggins

    My brother Greybeard mmmmmm3


    My tributes in various SYOT stories:


    Victors

    Minet Nikelle, 18 - District Two female - Blood Splatters by bobothebear

    Jonas Tanner, 17 - District Seven male - To Die But Once by MornieGalad Baggins


    Deceased

    Noelle Withers, 14 - District Eleven female - Lorax by SnowLucario - Placed 5th

    Alton Shelding, 15 - District Ten male - Madhouse by Jakey121 - Placed 5th

    Ambrose Montgomery, 13 - District Nine male - Hunting Season by JabberJayHeart - Placed 5th

    Chandler Kennewick, 12 - District Nine male - Light up the Sky by bobothebear - Placed 6th

    Candice Graham, 13 - District Nine female - To Die But Once by MornieGalad Baggins - Placed 10th

    Harlan Pearce, 12 - District Eleven male - Devils and Dust by District 11-Olive - Placed 10th

    Zebedee Barnes, 17 - District Ten male - Over the Edge by IVolunteerAsAuthor - Placed 11th

    Lennon Pareski, 12 - District Eleven male - Dawn of Light by Reader Castellan - Placed 14th

    Lincoln Tantalum, 12 - District Three male - Chaos is a Ladder by when-is-winter-coming - Placed 15th

    Phoebe Linden, 12 - District Eleven female - Who Tells Your Story by when-is-winter-coming - Placed 15th

    Cheyenne Macrae, 13 - District Nine female - Teen Idle by nevergone4ever - Placed 15th

    Elric Trace, 15 - District Five male - To Die But Once by MornieGalad Baggins - Placed 15th

    Vincent Worthing, 81 - District One male - Remember Me by jakey121 - Placed 15th

    Nadene Travers, 15 - District Three female - Monsters Among Us by LokiThisIsMadness - Placed 16th

    Dalios Foster, 12 - District Twelve male - Silver Ashes on the Bloody Field by addicted-to-my-reflection - Placed 16th

    Sylvester Morse, 15 - District Three male - Self Portrait by betttyy - Placed 17th

    Duncan Lane, 13 - District Six male - Lorax by SnowLucario - Placed 18th

    Odrey Hume, 14 - District Three male - They All Fall Down by Chaos In Her Wake - Placed 18th

    Esther Malarie, 15 - District Six female - Infamy by Sovereign2 - Placed 18th

    Aldous Clement, 17 - District Eleven male - Chaos is a Ladder by when-is-winter-coming - Placed 19th

    Meridian Vaelin, 61 - District Seven male - Measured in Blood by Jakey121 - Placed 20th

    Errol Ford, 13 - District Nine male - Under the Black Flag by IronManRidingaNimbus - Placed 21st

    Peros Nebron, 13 - District Ten male - Shot in the Dark by Cashmere67 - Placed 21st

    Isaiah Emerson, 12 - District Eleven male - Infamy by Sovereign2 - Placed 23rd

    Colm Miller, 13 - District Nine male - Blood Splatters by bobothebear - Placed 24th

    Fabian Tanaka, 17 - District Eight male - The Origins of Monstrosity by LokiThisIsMadness - Placed 24th

    Richmond Clarke, 12 - District Nine male - United by beauthg03 - Placed 24th

    Emmer Cassel, 11 - District Nine male - Blood on Stone by SkyeBird128 - Placed 64th (out of 96)


    Still Alive and in the Games

    Jasper Graves, 18 - District One male - Iridescence by District11-Olive, Call Me Fin, and AceReader55 - 11 tributes (out of 30) remaining

    Charlotte Jacquard, 17 - District One female - Who Tells Your Story by when-is-winter-coming - 13 tributes remaining

    Jethro Brackish, 14 - District Four male - Who Tells Your Story by when-is-winter-coming - 13 tributes remaining

    Marlowe Bastion, 18 - District Four female - Under the Black Flag by IronManRidingaNimbus - 20 tributes remaining

    Sebastian Hammond, 12 - District Five male - Set My Chains Free by CreativeAJL - 26 tributes remaining


    Not Yet in the Arena

    Jairus Arkose, 9 - District Two male - Uneven Ground by DjEkat

    Danika Mueller, 17 - District Two female - A Deadly Song by Greybeard mmmmmm3

    Cedric Newton, 6 - District Three male - Uneven Ground by DjEkat

    Emrys Palmer, 12 - District Three male - A Deadly Song by Greybeard mmmmmm3

    April Stout, 14 - District Three female - We Could Be Killers by resoundingyes

    Marley Jensen, 14 - District Four female - Vale Ad Aeternam by MornieGalad Baggins

    Azariah Shard, 17 - District Four male - Blood and Tears by Edevau

    Orion Trent, 18 - District Four male - Picking up the Pieces by JustABitMental

    Nic Hadeshan, 12 - District Five male - Golden Gates by Xechasate

    Mordecai Frisk, 13 - District Five male - Cavernous Calamity by 12Districts1Panem

    Lyric Newton, 14 - District Five female - Time and Time Again by CarlPoppaLOL

    Kelvin Fritz, 62 - District Five male - Clouds of Compassion by li'l fat necrosis

    Clarent Sheridan, 12 - District Six male - We Could Be Killers by resoundingyes

    Orville Mullen, 13 - District Six male - Haus der Toten by BamItsTyler

    Alvis Nash, 15 - District Six male - The First Annual Hunger Games by MessyModgePodge

    Tristan Juniper, 12 - District Seven male - Crimson by paperairline

    Logan Harlowe, 12 - District Seven male - 70th Hunger Games by samanthawoods

    Lennox Monroe, 13 - District Seven male - The Last Petal by betttyy

    Xavier Bunting, 13 - District Eight male - The Victors Shall Increase by littlehalfpint

    Desmond Cloque, 15 - District Eight male - We Could Be Killers by resoundingyes

    Gideon Avelard, 16 - District Eight male - Vale Ad Aeternam by MornieGalad Baggins

    Tanner Craven, 18 - District Eight male - Golden Gates by Xechasate

    Jericho Flynn, 13 - District Nine male - The First Annual Hunger Games by MessyModgePodge

    Isaac Hensley, 14 - District Nine male - A Deadly Song by Greybeard mmmmmm3

    Ahron Ember, 15 - District Nine male - Golden Gates by Xechasate

    Milo Fuhrman, 15 - District Nine male - Time and Time Again by CarlPoppaLOL

    Bernard Hancock, 15 - District Nine male - The Victors Shall Increase by littlehalfpint

    Carol Mulligan, 14 - District Ten female - Blood and Tears by Edevau

    Roland Ostler, 14 - District Ten male - 70th Hunger Games by samanthawoods

    Tyson Brindle, 17 - District Ten male - Vale Ad Aeternam by MornieGalad Baggins

    Linus Persimmon, 13 - District Eleven male - Veni, Vidi, Vici by DaughterOfTigris

    Heather Berring, 16 - District Eleven female - A Deadly Song by Greybeard mmmmmm3

    Izzy Rhodes, 13 - District Twelve female - We Could Be Killers by resoundingyes

    Bianca Thorne, 14 - District Twelve female - Sweets to the Sweet by PeonyPierce

    Warden Bellows, 18 - District Twelve male - A Deadly Song by Greybeard mmmmmm3

    Minerva Sinclair, 17 - District Thirteen female - The Victors Shall Increase by littlehalfpint

    Adriel Harding, 13 - District Zero male - Skipping Stones by District11-Olive

    Barnaby Hodge, 18 - India male - Crashing In by SomeDays

    Jabari Igwe, 18 - Zimbabwe male - Crashing In by SomeDays

    Cyril Bluff, 58 - Eden male - Circle of Death by TitanMaddix

    Rook Foster, 44 - Blackrock male - Circle of Death by TitanMaddix


    A Few Quotes:

    "What I want to know is, of the stories you've told me, which ones were true, and which ones weren't?"

    "My dear doctor, they were all true."

    "Even the lies?"

    "Especially the lies."

    - Dr. Julian Bashir and my "namesake," Elim Garak


    "Courage isn't just a matter of not being frightened, you know. It's being afraid and doing what you have to do, anyway."

    - the (Third) Doctor


    "Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you."

    - Tyrion Lannister


    "In every moment, there is the possibility of a better future, but you people won't believe it. And because you won't believe it, you won't do what is necessary to make it a reality. So you dwell on this terrible future and you resign yourselves to it for one reason: because that future doesn't ask anything of you today."

    - David Nix


    "I am pleased to see that we have differences. May we together become greater than the sum of both of us."

    - Surak


    "The truth is usually just an excuse for a lack of imagination."

    - Elim Garak


    "Every human being has a basic instinct to help each other out. It might not seem that way sometimes, but it's true. If a hiker gets lost in the mountains, people will coordinate a search. If a train crashes, people will line up to give blood. If an earthquake levels a city, people all over the world will send emergency supplies. This is so fundamentally human that it's found in every culture without exception. Yes, there are assholes who just don't care, but they're massively outnumbered by the people who do."

    - Mark Watney, The Martian

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    SYOTS writing for dummies by Anla'shok reviews
    Because when on chapter 20 everyone is still rooting just for their own tribute, you have a problem. Here you are, with 24 earth-shatteringly awesome tributes and an arena like no one has ever seen before. What's next? A parody of what's wrong in so many SYOTS.
    Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 22,131 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 5/29/2016 - Published: 1/13/2014 - Complete
    To Die But Once by MornieGalad Baggins reviews
    The 18th Annual Hunger Games Submit Your Own Tribute. Head Gamemaker, Brutus Laertes looks forward to his 24 tributes to make shine in their own flashes of Hunger-Games gore as the 18th Annual Hunger Games commence.
    Hunger Games - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 39 - Words: 170,234 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12/4/2015 - Published: 9/1/2014
    Illusion: The 99th Hunger Games by Set Fire To The Ashes reviews
    "It's not reality that shapes us, but how we see the world that shapes our reality." In an arena where you fall up and fly down, where paths are neverending and doors appear out of nowhere, how do you know what is real? When the dead walks among the living and ghosts drive tributes insane, nothing is quite as it seems... SYOT CLOSED
    Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 21 - Words: 67,300 - Reviews: 237 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 8/10/2014 - Published: 8/27/2013
    Blood Splatters: The 23rd Hunger Games by bobothebear reviews
    "The screams. The blood. The cries for help. All are precisely planned to remind them who they are. Where their place is. How easy it is for me to smash them to pieces. They'll remember me. Not as a weak leader, but a ruthless dictator. They'll remember every detail. All because of the way their kids cry. The way the cannons boom. The way their blood splatters." Closed.
    Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Horror/Adventure - Chapters: 39 - Words: 155,769 - Reviews: 442 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 7/28/2014 - Published: 10/5/2013 - Other tributes - Complete
    Reality Shift by The Head Gamemakers reviews
    "Those who fight monsters must take care to not become one themselves." The rebels have won the war, and now reality has shifted. Now it will be the Districts who put 26 teenagers in a fight to the death. Now it will be 25 Capitol families who watch their children die. Now, maybe, just this once, it's the Districts' turn to be the monsters. 26 author collaboration.
    Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,878 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 3/31/2014 - Published: 1/31/2014
    That's What Effie Trinket Hates by Eversmile-The-Weird reviews
    Based of off "That's What Bilbo Baggins Hates". Just picture the horrified look on Effie's face as you read this.
    Crossover - Lord of the Rings & Hunger Games - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 211 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/3/2012 - Bilbo B., Effie T.
    Traitor by Willofthewisp reviews
    Someone knows Elizabeth's secret, someone who knows only too well what it is like to kill Captain Jack Sparrow... one-shot, j/e implied if you squint.
    Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,841 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/3/2009 - Hector B., Elizabeth S. - Complete
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    Hide Your Fires: The 50th Hunger Games reviews
    "Stars, hide your fires. Let not light see my black and deep desires. The eye wink at the hand, yet let that be which the eye fears, when it is done, to see."
    Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,456 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 6/5 - Published: 4/29 - Other tributes, OC
    Mistakes of the Past: The First X-Games reviews
    "This is a moment. A moment to repeat the mistakes of the past, or to work together for a better future. The next move is yours."
    Crossover - Hunger Games & X-Men: The Movie - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 24 - Words: 155,567 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 5/22 - Published: 7/8/2016 - Other tributes, OC
    Between the Sinners and the Saints reviews
    "I think I understand." "No, you don't," Nicodemus said quietly, leaning back in his wheelchair. "It's not your fault. It's just hard to imagine something like that when you've had more than enough all your life. You can pity them, but you don't really understand their desperation, their NEED for a better life." Eldred leaned forward a little. "Then show me."
    Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,548 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/23 - OC
    Forged in Fire: The 75th Hunger Games reviews
    "Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame ... whatever the cost."
    Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 38 - Words: 163,788 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 2/15 - Published: 10/19/2015 - Other tributes, OC - Complete
    For a Reason: The 42nd Hunger Games reviews
    "I'm not a big believer in magic. But this place is different. It's special... What if everything that happened here, happened for a reason?"
    Hunger Games - Rated: M - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 52 - Words: 324,172 - Reviews: 368 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 3/6/2016 - Published: 3/22/2015 - Other tributes, OC - Complete
    Born in Pain: The 25th Hunger Games reviews
    "The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future, or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain."
    Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 44 - Words: 205,860 - Reviews: 555 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 5/16/2015 - Published: 9/20/2014 - Complete
    Edge of Chaos: The Tenth Hunger Games reviews
    "We imagine the edge of chaos as a place where there is enough innovation to keep a living system vibrant, and enough stability to keep it from collapsing into anarchy ... Extinction is the inevitable result of one or the other strategy: too much change, or too little."
    Hunger Games - Rated: M - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 39 - Words: 156,415 - Reviews: 363 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 9/20/2014 - Published: 4/26/2014 - Other tributes, OC - Complete
    Doomed to Die: The Ninth Hunger Games reviews
    As the first decade of Hunger Games nears its end, the Games are truly starting to take shape. Patterns are set, arenas become more complex, and Gamemakers are more ruthless. Tributes are beginning to realize exactly what it takes to survive. But there are still a few surprises waiting for them. Welcome to the 9th Annual Hunger Games! T for violence only.
    Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 40 - Words: 129,700 - Reviews: 346 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 4/15/2014 - Published: 9/23/2013 - Other tributes - Complete
    How You Play the Game reviews
    Chosen by her own district to compete in the 25th Hunger Games, Holly knows she doesn't stand a chance of winning. So the young toymaker sets her sights on a more personal victory. Determined to die smiling, Holly learns to find joy amid terror, laughter amid pain, and friendship amid the threat of betrayal. Because it's not whether you win or lose ... but how you play the game.
    Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 23,817 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 9/17/2013 - Published: 9/8/2013 - Other tributes, OC - Complete
    I Feel Cold reviews
    On the way to Davy Jones' Locker to rescue Jack, Barbossa and Elizabeth discuss life, death, and the settling of old scores. One-shot.
    Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 789 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/3/2013 - Elizabeth S., Hector B. - Complete
    While There's Life reviews
    The Doctor is on his way back to Earth after a fatal encounter on Metabelis III. Commander Sinclair is on his way back in time to take his place as Valen. Their paths cross briefly in the time vortex. Set near the end of "Planet of the Spiders" and "War Without End." One-shot.
    Crossover - Babylon 5 & Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,201 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/8/2013 - J. Sinclair, 3rd Doctor - Complete
    The Price of Freedom reviews
    While freeing Robin Hood from Rumplestiltskin's dungeon, Belle discovers a second prisoner. But what does the Dark One want with a doctor? One-shot for now.
    Crossover - Doctor Who & Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,962 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 15 - Published: 4/24/2013 - 3rd Doctor, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Belle/Lacey - Complete
    The Survivor reviews
    Cora asks Hook to pose as a survivor. But what sort of man could have survived her attack? Set just before "The Doctor." One-shot.
    Once Upon a Time - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 488 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/12/2013 - Killian Jones/Captain Hook - Complete
    Complicated reviews
    A chance meeting between Mr. Gold and Brian Williams, two fathers who miss their sons. Set during "Tiny" and some time after "The Angels Take Manhattan," respectively. One-shot.
    Crossover - Doctor Who & Once Upon a Time - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 714 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/22/2013 - Brian W., Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold - Complete
    Merry, Did You Know? reviews
    Before leaving Rivendell, Merry persuades the rest of the Fellowship to participate in a secret gift exchange.
    Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,586 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 13 - Published: 12/2/2012 - Meriadoc B., Elrond - Complete
    Ashes reviews
    Following the events of First Class and Inferno, respectively, Charles Xavier and the Third Doctor are brought together by a temporal accident. In the process of finding a way home, they help each other come to terms with their recent losses. Rated T to be safe due to memories of violent events. One-shot. Hurt/Comfort, but not slash. Enjoy.
    Crossover - Doctor Who & X-Men: The Movie - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,654 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/29/2012 - 3rd Doctor, Charles Xavier/Professor X - Complete
    ThanQ reviews
    Q has a favor to repay, a favor that lands Picard and his crew in Middle-Earth with a guide they aren't sure they can trust. Will any of them survive Q's gratitude? Rated M to be safe. Most is teen-appropriate, but the last few chapters do get rather dark.
    Crossover - StarTrek: The Next Generation & Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 40 - Words: 111,844 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/5/2012 - Published: 11/22/2011 - Q - Complete