Author has written 36 stories for JAG, Star Wars, and Robotech/Macross.
About Me (known as CdnJAGScribe):
'Nother Important Note: (October 28, 2014): Will be tied up with hockey photography during my son's minor hockey team's 2014-2015 season so the updates on "Survival" may be very sporadic. Just got a contract to do "hockey photography for pay" for the team, so been using the computer...for photo-editing rather than reading fanfics. Sorry.
Important Note (September 15, 2014): I will not be doing much updating as it is currently going into my "BUSY SEASON" as a wildlife photographer (September through April). Between now and spring, there's a lot of bird migrations happening and thus I will be out in the field for quite a long time. Please review if you enjoy the stories that are currently up and let me know if there is any feedback that can help me when I get back to writing. The updates on current stories will be sporadic during the course of the winter. That's part and parcel of the lovely career I chose to plunk myself into... big grin. Thanks for reading my stories and thanks for the reviews. Of course, please feel free to PM me here at my account on fanfiction.net.
Yes, I'm Canadian. That is a big Canadian flag you see right beside my name.
I've been a JAG fan since the show began in 1995. Met and married my own Harm/Mac "shipper" in August of 2000. We've been together since and we celebrated 14 years this past August. 14 years and 4 kids later, we're still the love of each other's life. Those of you who were on the Shipperlist on OneList may remember her as Featherbelle. I'm also a professional wildlife photographer, so most times, updates will be infrequent. After all, most of the time, I have to concentrate on my photography as the fall and winter months tend to be the busiest times for wildlife photographers.
Why did I become a Harm/Other gravitating from Harm/Mac? To tell you the truth, it happened during the last few years of JAG when the constant vascillating of TPTB slagging Harm and turning Mac into as one fic-writer mentioned: someone "who's planning on sleeping her way through Washington". In short, I wasn't liking how the character was being written. I still occasionally will write Harm/Mac fic, but it will be written AU; not the way that she was written during the show.
Also, I wish VIDZ (VisualIDentificationZeta) all the best in his new job and posting to a new country. It's a hell of an upheaval to move one's life from one place to another. And I'm saddened that he won't be writing any more. WHERE am I going to get my Harm/Other fix from now on?
I guess I'm reconsidering my decision to pull my fics - all things considered - At one point I had a lot of fics up on fanfiction.net, but when I heard that SOPA was trying to make a comeback, I opted to yank all of them down. SOPA 2013 did not make a comeback. So I guess I will place them slowly back up online. I won't be placing my 1999 fics back up, but instead will be opting to put up several new fics that I have planned. I don't know if they're going to turn into small epics like SCA, however I will do my best to spin a story. I have to say, I can't compete with the likes of VIDZ or byrhthelm, whom I have to say are two of my favorite JAG authors here. Byrhthelm writes EPICS which I can't even come close to - quantity and QUALITY. If you haven't read any of byrhthelm's fics. I highly suggest you do go and read them.
Just so that readers are clear:
I write three different AUs. Animal/Lia (Lia is the character that my RL wife came up with and I swiped for my own nefarious purposes evil smirk, cue evil laughter); Animal/Meg (what I originally started out writing in 1998); and occasionally just to make shippers and non-shippers alike wretch their guts out - Animal/Mac. When I write Animal/Meg, I usually pair Harm/Mac as per the original shipper theme. When I write Animal/Lia, I usually write bitch-Mac and Harm/Jen (yeah...I like Jen as a character). And when I write Animal/Mac; I usually end up writing Harm/Lia (which my wife tends to like).
To those who are canon-types: I hate Canon-Mac, post-Paraguay - she is absolutely a dripping mess as a human being and even prior to that, when she flung herself at every available male with the exception of Harm, yet expecting him to stay "faithful only to her". Strong would not be a term that I would use for her.
For character information: you can read my new blog: mentalrefusebin(dot)blogspot(dot)com.
One of the things I’ve noticed in watching JAG again (which I have been doing a lot of with my internet down) is that Don Bellisario liked using the Navy Cross… A LOT. If they wanted to signify someone as brave, or mostly a senior officer in a forward capacity. Voila…there was the Navy Cross on his ribbon rack. Now I don’t know, but with the Navy Cross second only in precedence to the Medal of Honor, there must have been a lot of “heroes” in JAG’s US Navy. Because it sure seems as though in the US Navy in the JAG TV show they were handing out Navy Crosses like hot-cakes.
Currently Active Fic: (or semi-active - depends on my muse, really)
There Is No Spark of Interest: (Animal/Maegyn-from the looks of it) - it seems to have gone bent but hopefully the most active plot bunny I have will cooperate to the point where I can get a substantial amount of writing done on this story. It seems to have turned into Animal/Maegyn rather than an Animal/Lia fic. SO we'll see where this one goes. I may have to cogitate up another idea of an Animal/Lia fic because this one doesn't seem to want to cooperate in that vein.
Burden of Heritage: (Animal/Tracy Manetti) - just trying to get the next chapter right since I've never been to Japan (regardless of my heritage) and the character is of Japanese descent.
Damned Spooks: (Harm/Catherine Gale fic) - next chapter being worked on but plot bunny not cooperating.
Makoto's Tale: on hiatus
JAG: Rose Petals: on hiatus
A Matter of Interests: (Animal/Meg) - third and final chapter still being worked on - on hiatus
Fair Winds: (Animal/Meg - Animal retirement fic) - on hiatus
Wild Horses & Aviators: On hiatus...
The Green-Eyed Monster: Chapter 18 in progress (mentally cogitated on) - on hiatus
Survival: Chapter 4 up; Chapter 5 in progress - Still working on it. Getting in the mood to write such a dark fic is tough. Believe me. It's not something that's easy to write. But inspiration has hit. Thought: You know your fic is too damned complicated when you need a list of characters just to remember who the hell is in the story you wrote. - on hiatus
Where Eagles Fly: Will get to this one once the currently active fic are finished - slightly active, but still needs some more research...- on hiatus
Comatose (will work on it once the main three are finished) Fic: (depends on my muse - if I can beat it to the point of reluctant cooperation)
It's A Great Day For Bumping: More research into RAG training procedures needs to take place before this one continues
Waiting In The Wings: (Fic I've Started On - but am not posting until I clear the currently active roster so as not to overload my muse or it'll have a sitdown strike).
The Oath: A familiar face in an unfamiliar uniform shows up at Fleet JAG UK. (Harm/Jen)
To Protect & Defend: Harm/Mac.
COMPLETE: (notice of completion will stay for two weeks then disappear)
Star Wars Fic
Currently Active Fic:
Star Wars Resurrection: Mara Jade has unfinished business. Can she change her destiny and avoid dying at Caedus' hands or keep Jacen Solo from falling to the Dark Side in the first place? Yoda says, "The future, always in motion it is." Or is destiny unchangeable?
Currently Active Fic:
How To Get Rid of a Minmei: Various ways to eliminate Minmei (the most annoying character in Robotech/Macross) out of existence.
Uncooperative Muse: Just letting you know that my muse is sloth-like and ADD at best and downright recalcitrant and obstinate at worst. I've tried beating the tar out of it, but that doesn't seem to work very well. All I know is that when my muse manages to cooperate, it produces for a few chapters on various stories then something else attracts its attention span. I've been trying to get it to cooperate by focusing on one story at a time. Well...let's just say A.D.D. causes it to start something then go try to attend to something else. sigh Stubborn uncooperative muse! --oh look, a butterfly!
UPDATE October 3, 2014: I hate my muse!!!! It keeps coming up with new ideas for fics and doesn't let me finish ones that are currently on tap!!!
Plot Bunny Problems: (March 13, 2015): I hate my plot bunnies. They've come up with several new stories and the other ones have left for a vacation (and didn't take me with them). So far, one has been hanging about annoying the daylights out of me and it has managed to coax 4 chapters out of me in the last 6 days on There Is No Spark of Interest however the story has gone completely off the rails from the Animal/Lia story it was supposed to be and now Animal is with Maegyn and Harm is with Lia. How the hell did THAT happen?! I'm now thinking about rabbit stew (C'mere plot bunny!!! evil laughter)
NOTE: I've noted that I do my best writing when the chapters are between 6-7 pages in length typed with spacing between paragraphs on MS Word. Anything more than seven pages long seems to take a lot more brain-cell pounding than if I write my usual 6-7.
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