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Joined 01-01-12, id: 3585739, Profile Updated: 11-22-13
Author has written 6 stories for Sapphire & Steel, and Justice League.

Most of my fanfiction I'm writing currently involves two of my favorite "fun" things to read (as opposed to 'work' reading!) which are DC comics especially Justice League (I just got back into them with New 52) and the stories by H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) and others, popularly known as the "Cthulhu Mythos."

When I started reading them together I began noticing that they were almost diametrical opposites in their philosophies (these kinds of things interest me). For example, Superman and many of the other superheroes represent an optimistic outlook on life (well, except maybe for Batman) - that 'truth, justice, and the American Way' will overcome evil and cruelty as symbolized by the supervillians, and that humankind can rise to their highest potential (as represented by Jor-el's speech in the movies "they only lack the light to show them the way" "they will join you in the sun" et al), which the superheroes emulate for them through their heroic deeds. That's why many people loved these stories for decades.

In contrast, Lovecraft's stories (or the Cthulhu Mythos as they are widely known by since other writers added their own spins) emphasize the total futility of mankind in the face of the vastness and emptiness of the cosmos, that good and evil are only human ideas, that there are REALLY nasty things out there in the universe (the Great Old Ones, Cthulhu being the most famous) and that they don't care about humankind or its wants and needs, and that their intentions are utterly unknowable. Most of Lovecraft's human characters end up either dead or insane as a result of confronting this (it's kind of a standby among Cthulhu Mythos readers, that if the story has a happy ending, it isn't really a good Mythos story! Unless it's a satire) - a lot of this was due to Lovecraft's own strange life (a new 2-volume biography by S.T. Joshi just came out, or you can just read about him on Wikipedia). So this is a very pessimistic genre! To get an idea of just how negative it is, take this opening line from his most famous story, "The Call of Cthulhu":

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."

No light there, but very enjoyable to read, if you are into horror fiction or 'dark' stories. Lovecraft is currently undergoing a kind of literary vogue right now so this would be a good time to get into him, if you have not read him before.

A related Mythos to Lovecraft's is what is known as the "Yellow Mythos" which are on a series of short stories collected together as "The King in Yellow" by Robert Chambers, written way back in the 1890s. They are focused on a mysterious and malevolent entity known as the the King in Yellow and the city of Carcosa. Robert Chambers is not well-known today, but he mostly wrote romance stories, of all things (a bit like the Nicholas Sparks of his day), except for these stories, which Lovecraft adopted and then August Derleth, James Blish and lately Joseph S. Pulver. The "King in Yellow" is the antagonist in my latest JL fanfic "The Place Where the Black Stars Hang."

So what happens when if these two collide? Could they ever be compatible? That's kind of what I am getting at in my (admittedly terrible) fanfiction writing. Mythos-type monsters have (sort of) shown up in DC universe before: there is a 3part comic called "The Doom that Came to Gotham" which I haven't read because it's not available inexpensively, and a Cthulhu-ish monster made an appearance in a Justice League cartoon but since Hawkgirl was able to bash him with her mace and save the day - happy ending - it doesn't really count. Of course DC borrowed (inappropriately, according to some people) the word 'Arkham' for Arkham Asylum, although it has nothing to do with Lovecraft's Arkham (a town) and the backstory is completely different. A really good genuine crossover story will never appear in print, I think, because 1) No, I don't think they really are compatible since you can't kill/make insane our dear DC heroes and the Old Ones are virtually omniscient and all-powerful, and 2) They could never satisfy everyone, unless it becomes a "What If" scenario or an alternate universe "Elseworlds" story i.e. sad or unhappy ending, as alot of them are! But this is kind of like my creative writing thought experiment - who says you can't try :P

My current crossover stories are (and they go in order, so I would HIGHLY recommend reading them that way) "The Red House", "The Hyades Shall Sing" and "The Place Where the Black Stars Hang."

My other fanfiction interest is in Sapphire & Steel, an old British TV sci-fi series which aired in the late 70s/early 80s. I first started watching Sapphire & Steel after seeing Joanna Lumley in Absolutely Fabulous, one of my favorite shows of all time. I hadn't seen her in anything else and seeing Patsy in this weird and scary sci-fi drama was kind of...surreal. Anyway, I really liked the show, hated the cliffhanger at the end of the very last episode! I wished they'd made more episodes, so this is my way of getting it out of my system!

Currently I am on hiatus from S&S and doing the Justice League fanfic, but will return to S&S eventually!

I'm new to this fan fiction writing btw, so any constructive advice is welcome!

UPDATE (Nov 22): Found this cool art of the King in Yellow/Hastur on Google, but no idea who author is!

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In the safety of their hearts by DianaPrinceWW reviews
Sequel to "Lucky". Clark and Diana arrives in Metropolis to investigate the recent attack from Doomsday. Although strong as their love for each other may be, dangers await the happy couple at every turn... Disclaimer: Characters etc is not mine. Just the story idea
Justice League - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 53,561 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 4/16 - Published: 7/11/2013 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman
Superman and Wonder Woman in Power Couple (New 52) by NWHS reviews
For those interested fans of the Superman-Wonder Woman comic, this will be a series of gapfiller one-shots for that comic based on my own interpretation of characters and events.
Justice League - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 27,116 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 4/14 - Published: 11/22/2013 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman
Baby Makes Three by LOTSlover reviews
Diana has some news that she's not so sure Bruce is going to like to hear. Nothing but BM/WW FLUFF!
Justice League - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 54,982 - Reviews: 201 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 1/8 - Published: 10/5/2013 - Bruce W./Batman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
Living For Tomorrow by SepatownSon reviews
For centuries men have been taken from Man's World to Themyscira and used to fulfill ancient Amazon traditions. When Superman becomes their latest captive, their whole world changes.
Justice League - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 36 - Words: 125,328 - Reviews: 607 - Favs: 313 - Follows: 295 - Updated: 11/8/2013 - Published: 5/15/2013 - [Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman, Clark K./Kal-El/Superman] - Complete
ECHO by HELLACRE13 reviews
This is a one shot to celebrate the launch of Superman/Wonder Woman #1 on 9th October,2013. How do these two heroes see each other before the fated kiss that changed their relationship forever?
Justice League - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,039 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/6/2013 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
Wonder Woman and Superman in Comforting War by NWHS reviews
This one-shot is both a gap filler and a "What Would Diana Do?" prompt response. It takes place directly after Diana's battle with the First Born, when she kills War and takes on the mantle of God of War. Clark seeks to comfort the new goddess with a nice, relaxing bath for two. (New 52)
Justice League - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,159 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 11 - Published: 9/13/2013 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
Wonder Woman and Superman in A View From Diana's Gallery (New 52) by NWHS reviews
This story is told from three different perspectives: Zola's, Hera's and Lennox's. Ever wondered what "Diana's Gallery" really think of Diana and their relationship with her and each other? If so, this is that story. (New 52)
Justice League - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,722 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 9/6/2013 - Published: 7/5/2013 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
Eternal Darkness by ccootttt reviews
Years ago the tyrant Darkseid cemented his rule over Earth. Despite the valiant attempts of many heroes, only two were left standing, and soon they too fell. With the world in a dire state, can anyone restore it to it's former glory, or will it be forever plunged into eternal darkness?
Justice League - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,118 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 7/1/2013 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman, Clark K./Kal-El/Superman
I Can See Forever In Your Eyes by SepatownSon reviews
In attempt to better understand the people in Man's World, Diana gets Clark Kent to be her boyfriend.
Justice League - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 131,462 - Reviews: 409 - Favs: 179 - Follows: 150 - Updated: 5/13/2013 - Published: 9/21/2012 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
Wonder Woman and Superman in Moody Diana vs Cute Clark by NWHS reviews
This gap filler takes place after the JL crossover of the Superman H'El event that concluded in Superman 18. (New 52). Diana is tired and she just wants to go home and go to bed.
Justice League - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,267 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 17 - Published: 4/1/2013 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman
The Black Gates of Paradise by Maiafay reviews
Blind faith doesn't always lead to the light. Love doesn't always choose the ideal companion. Human and Synthetic. She journeys for answers; he searches for purpose and the elusive existence of his soul. Desire binds them, darkness will test them, but fate could tear them apart.
Prometheus, 2012 - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Horror - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,973 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 147 - Follows: 229 - Updated: 2/16/2013 - Published: 6/23/2012 - E. Shaw, David, Engineer
Dreams by Aethon reviews
In the aftermath of a devastating battle, Wonder Woman says goodbye to her dreams.
Justice League - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,170 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/26/2013 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
An Elemental Beginning by Uncle Charlie reviews
Steel returns from a four-month assignment to discover Sapphire has a surprise for him - fatherhood. Part of the Becoming Human series.
Sapphire & Steel - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 957 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/6/2012 - Complete
Broken by 23-27 reviews
What would happen if Wonder Woman wasn't as strong as we thought she was... I know I am taking forever to add new chappies, but they are coming!
Justice League - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 23,030 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 10/14/2012 - Published: 9/9/2010 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman
The Request by Godstaff reviews
An unusual request from Diana leads to a reformulation of her relationship with Clark.
Justice League - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,108 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 25 - Published: 1/5/2012 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
Pale Horse by wentworth360 reviews
After - Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
Justice League - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 40 - Words: 175,977 - Reviews: 423 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 12/3/2011 - Published: 7/23/2011 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
WORLDS COLLIDE by HELLACRE13 reviews
How did Superman and Wonder Woman really meet? An alternative take on the Justice League series.Some themes used from the comics and Superman Returns.
Justice League - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 34 - Words: 175,140 - Reviews: 538 - Favs: 269 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 2/7/2010 - Published: 7/25/2009 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
ORCHIDS AND FIRE by HELLACRE13 reviews
Superman and Wonder Woman spent 1000 years in the land of the Nordic Gods and the comic wanted us to believe a man would live a monk-like existence for a millennium,long after his wife is dead and gone.I beg to differ.This is my take on that Asgard story.
Justice League - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 59,565 - Reviews: 135 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 4/26/2009 - Published: 2/19/2009 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
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The Place Where the Black Stars Hang reviews
Clark and Diana travel to Paradise Island so Diana may deliver their baby safely. But will they be truly safe there? And is Paradise Island what it seems? An ancient evil and retribution awaits, threatening to overwhelm Superman and Wonder Woman - and the Justice League and Earth itself, unless our heroes find the means to recognize it and resist in time. Sequel to The Red House.
Justice League - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 59 - Words: 249,229 - Reviews: 423 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 4/12 - Published: 1/24/2013 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman
The Hyades Shall Sing reviews
Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen share some suspicions about Clark's mysterious new wife Diana, and Jimmy has a rather mysterious and scary encounter with a certain entertainer who visits Metropolis. Follows "The Red House" and prequel to its (possible) sequel. Some humor in the first chapter, horror in the second.
Justice League - Rated: T - English - Humor/Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,034 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 1/21/2013 - Published: 1/3/2013 - Complete
The Red House reviews
Clark Kent returns to Smallville, with his new wife Diana, hoping for peace after tragedy, but they will encounter something terrifying in the town's past, a terror Clark, not yet Superman, encountered long ago. Bit of an AU here, and crossover.
Justice League - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 21 - Words: 77,425 - Reviews: 197 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 12/24/2012 - Published: 10/14/2012 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
Intaglio reviews
In the heart of the desert, the forces of Time will converge: Human and Elemental and Transient. What happens next depends on the choices all of them will make. Third and final story to the Insurgency-Irruption arc.
Sapphire & Steel - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,843 - Reviews: 3 - Updated: 10/13/2012 - Published: 10/2/2012 - Sapphire, Steel
Irruption reviews
Angus and Morag are mostly honest innkeepers doing their best to stay out of the Rising of '45. But two travelers inquiring about Time are about to disrupt their way of life. Prequel to "Insurgency."
Sapphire & Steel - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,151 - Reviews: 8 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/26/2012 - Published: 6/3/2012 - Sapphire, Steel - Complete
Insurgency reviews
The War with Time has been lost, the Elementals are scattered or destroyed. Sapphire and Steel remain to continue the resistance...but at what cost?
Sapphire & Steel - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 29,463 - Reviews: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/21/2012 - Published: 1/4/2012 - Sapphire, Steel - Complete