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Joined 01-01-12, id: 3585739, Profile Updated: 05-18-16
Author has written 8 stories for Sapphire & Steel, and Justice League.

Update: May 18, 2016

Hello and thanks for visiting!

I write fanfic just for fun (not for money!) and to get the writing bug out of my system. It's a hobby, not to cash in on others' creations or criticize others' depictions of characters.

If you've read any of my fanfic or are planning to, here's something I've come up with (like a Reader's Guide, to decide if you want to waste your time with my nonsense!)

I have 2 different fanfic sets:

1) Justice League

2) Sapphire & Steel (this one is currently on hiatus, and I doubt if I'll ever return to it. Sorry!)

My Justice League stories are an ongoing arc VERY loosely based on the New 52 storyline, DCU, and the movies with some of my own twists (standard disclaimers apply - I don't own any of it!)

If you haven't ready any of them please read them in this order:

1) The Red House (complete)

2) The Hyades Shall Sing (complete)

3) The Place Where the Black Stars Hang (complete)

4) The Returned (complete)

5) The Homecoming (in-progress)

SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

My stories involve a lot of Cthulhu Mythos/Lovecraftian elements, like a crossover. If anything, it's an "Elseworlds" style with a "What if our DC characters were set in the Lovecraftian Universe?" I've always loved the DC Elseworlds and the Marvel "What If" series, so this is my own experiment with that. There's some characters that don't crossover and some that do, and some that are "tweaked" a little to fit in. If this may not be your cup of tea, you've been warned!

Update: A note about the BvS - I have to say I really REALLY loved the movie! I enjoyed Man of Steel also. I would like to give my take on it: Although critics have called it "dark and depressing," I see it as more in keeping to what if we really had metahumans among us: in contrast to the Christopher Reeve movies, where the people of Earth unconditionally accept Superman as a hero (and he just falls into that role), I think it is more likely that many more people would do anything they can to get rid of Superman and would hate him, like Lex Luthor, if only because he has power that they don't have and Superman will not submit to being used. Batman (in the BvS movie) looks to be someone who has felt he has wasted his life (he hasn't gotten rid of crime in Gotham, let alone the world), and only transforms into a hopeful person because ultimately Superman is more concerned with saving others than his own life. Well that's my take on it anyway, it's only my opinion. So I didn't really see it as very dark at all but a story about redemption (which the writers push with all the Christ imagery). And of course Wonder Woman was awesome!

I also like Frank Miller's comics, which clearly have inspired the recent films. There was a discussion on Reddit about BvS that kind of put the finger on what I found so really compelling about MoS and BvS is that the filmmakers are clearly going for a tragic Superman character, who is doing his best to be the hero that he feels he has to be, but our "jaded and cynical society" (as the commenter labeled it) will not allow him to be. When you look at Henry Cavill's take on Superman (and I personally think he's perfect for the role), it does make more sense to me. That's why the filmmakers can't just copy the Christopher Reeve Superman wholesale, where he smiles all the time, waves at the camera, and do you notice in Reeve's movies that everyone (except for LL of course) on the planet loves him? In the fourth movie (admittedly terrible) he just flies into the UN and states he will confiscate and destroy all the nuclear weapons in the world and no one protests. I can't see Cavill's Superman doing any of that without some major suspension of disbelief even more than is expected of a comic book movie. Also I believe you see the tragic Superman much more clearly in Miller's comics, because in the The Dark Knight Returns he's reduced to a government flunky, then in the The Dark Knight Strikes Back it's revealed that he's essentially a slave because Lex held Kandor hostage, and in the newest series Dark Knight III his own daughter turns against him and society doesn't care either way - there's a great scene in which the Kandorians threaten humanity and everyone is too busy staring at their cell phones to notice! In short, humanity takes Superman (and the other heroes) for granted or doesn't care.

In my fics, Waller and Luthor fit into that evil viewpoint that Superman (and the Justice League) must be eliminated simply because he threatens the status quo and because they are doing good and offering a redemption for the world. This is something that my Lovecraftian OC (my only OC characters in the fic) cultist characters (Dr. Fenderbrake and Dr. Djaktu-Klein) recognize and take advantage of for their own dark designs of which Waller and her bosses are unaware of. They are also counting on the 'jaded and cynical society' to bring about what they want and don't bother to consider the consequences of supporting "Team Cthulhu" over Team Superman and Team Batman!

So, if this your cup of tea also if you are a Lovecraft fan, you may catch some "in-jokes" or clues as to what may happen or is upcoming. I am also influenced by Clark Ashton Smith and Thomas Ligotti - you may see place names, characters, etc. adapted from their stories into my fic.

Above all, don't take it all too seriously, and enjoy the stories!

AND Just for Fun..a CAST LIST!

Superman: Henry Cavill

Wonder Woman: Gal Gadot

(gotta have these two!)

Batman: I don't know...I liked Ben Affleck's portrayal but I still see..well, Ben Affleck. I also like Christian Bale, but also never saw him as Batman.

Alfred: Michael Caine (I liked him best)

Zatanna Zatara: I would go for either Serinda Swan, who played her on two episodes of Smallville, or Olivia Wilde

Dr. August Fenderbrake: Udo Kier

Randolph Carter: Hugh Laurie

Amanda Waller - Angela Bassey

Lex Luthor - Gene Hackman (the only actor I didn't like in BvS was Jesse Eisenberg, his portrayal was too OOT I thought)

Baron Winters - Sean Bean

Madame Xanadu - Carice Van Houten

What are YOUR casting ideas?

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TRUTH by HELLACRE13 reviews
Superman has gotten back his powers but his secret ID is still outed. He tries to get some order back into his life and woo the woman he never stopped loving. But does she even want him?
Justice League - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 14,701 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 20 - Published: 5/21 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - 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: 29 - Words: 25,041 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 4/9 - Published: 9/9/2010 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman
Superman and Wonder Woman in Power Couple 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: 15 - Words: 53,575 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 1/26 - Published: 11/22/2013 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
Wonder Woman and Superman in The End of Days by NWHS reviews
Wonder Woman and Superman fight to stop an apocalypse on four Earths. These are the end of days, and our heroes are to blame. Warning, this is a dark story.
Justice League - Rated: M - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 42 - Words: 222,906 - Reviews: 290 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 2/26/2015 - Published: 6/24/2014 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Bruce W./Batman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
Another Way by BlackFeath reviews
This story takes place during the new 52 'Doomed event'. Diana's thoughts about her relationship with Clark, what it is happening to him and what she may have to do.
Justice League - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,832 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/7/2014 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
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: 23 - Words: 58,251 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 5/24/2014 - Published: 7/11/2013 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
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: 54,855 - Reviews: 237 - Favs: 306 - Follows: 150 - Updated: 1/8/2014 - 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: 652 - Favs: 523 - Follows: 357 - 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: 25 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 12 - 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: 19 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 18 - 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: 28 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 23 - 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: 36 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 23 - 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: 441 - Favs: 260 - Follows: 179 - 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: 27 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 22 - 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: 192 - Favs: 182 - Follows: 258 - 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: 16 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 11 - 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
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: 29 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 30 - 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: 433 - Favs: 196 - Follows: 73 - 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: 554 - Favs: 364 - Follows: 133 - 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: 142 - Favs: 264 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 4/26/2009 - Published: 2/19/2009 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
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The Homecoming reviews
The Dark Knight of Gotham. The Mistress of Magic. Two individuals brought together by circumstance, bound together by dark desires. The Outer Darkness is calling them; can their love and the love of their friends, Superman and Wonder Woman, lead them to the light, or will they fall? What sacrifice will be made to save the world from the evil forces that strive to tear it apart. AU.
Justice League - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 5 - Words: 25,461 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 7/18 - Published: 5/1 - [Bruce W./Batman, Zatanna Z.] [Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman]
The Returned reviews
Clark and Diana attempt to juggle the responsibilities of a young family together with those of the Justice League. Yet dark and malevolent forces are being marshaled against them. Their source will come as a shock, and the revelations it brings will stun everyone, including the Justice League. Can our heroes survive?
Justice League - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Horror - Chapters: 44 - Words: 190,276 - Reviews: 239 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 4/24 - Published: 6/27/2014 - [Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman] [Bruce W./Batman, Zatanna Z.] - Complete
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: 62 - Words: 273,451 - Reviews: 450 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 6/21/2014 - Published: 1/24/2013 - Clark K./Kal-El/Superman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
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: 22 - Follows: 18 - 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: 200 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 48 - 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 - Follows: 1 - 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: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/21/2012 - Published: 1/4/2012 - Sapphire, Steel - Complete