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Joined 01-30-12, id: 3678071, Profile Updated: 03-14-14
Author has written 25 stories for Big Bang Theory.

Friday, March 14, 2014

It sure feels like time to update my Profile, it's much shorter now.

First let’s get to particulars Who is SlightlyOffKey?

I’m an engineer who works in the IT world. I’ve been at it a long time an am a partner in a consulting company. It took me years to start writing fiction again and I started with Fanfiction. That led to a very long TBBT Fanfiction called Elliptical Threads. Then I wrote my first original fiction novel call Wandering Home. I’m still writing TBBT Fanfiction but mostly short pieces because I’m working on my second Novel call the Golden Ring Threads. Who knows what the final title will be that is just the project title.

My promise to reviewers, if you leave a comment or review I'll answer it every time, it may take me a day if I'm traveling but I'll answer.

You can follow my blog on twitter @SlightlyOffKey, it has both Fanfiction, Prose and original Fiction as well. You can read all my work and the most finished and edited version on my blog ellipticalthreads dot com.

Answers to Questions I received:

Who is my Beta? Don’t have one I write and edit my own pieces because I prefer to work quickly. I do appreciate critiques of the work and style though and do take advice as well as criticism well, though I may choose to disagree.

How much do I write a day? I got this one a lot when I was writing Elliptical Threads. Professionally and for fun about 10000 words a day, with a 70/30 split. So fiction, prose and fan fiction gets about 3000 words in any given day. There are days I don’t write at all just edit. I publish about 25% of what I write.

Will I write more of the Elliptical Threads? Probably as few add on pieces I’ve really taken that piece as far as a I could.

Do I write things suggested by reviewers? Most assuredly, if you suggest something or ask me to include something I try to see where they fit in. If you have a great story line that you want me to write I’ll try to wrap my head around it.

Do I read others work? I do unless I’m working on a really long piece, Novel length or Novella then I don’t. I’d steal other people’s ideas. I don’t read books at that time either just real boring technical things. It makes me finish what I’m working on. I will collaborate and critique work when people ask though.

Will I ever write a Sheeny piece, I don't know. I've tried to wrap my head around it several times. It would be like having Leonard run off with Amy. Both Amy and Leonard have really strong connections to their intended partners. I couldn't write a Shenny piece unless they were both out of the picture somehow. I've never came up with a solution. But the truth is I never give it much thought.

Quotes: All the quotes, prose are original unless I site the author. Of course I’m writing Fanfiction here so lines from the show will be included.

My intentions: If I write something that makes you angry, horrified, extremely sad, indignant, morally outraged, doubting my sanity, laughed until you pee yourself or generally pissed you off it was exactly my intention, I’m sure you’ll get over it.

SOK SlightlyOffKey@EllipticalThreads.com

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The Chew Toy Revelations by Tensor reviews
Sheldon's reorganization of Penny's closet leads to Leonard and Penny discussing previous relationships and commitment issues. Set at and after the tag of 6x19 through the end of season 6. Possible reasoning for Leonard and, mostly, Penny's actions since late season 3. Rated T to M for random sexual references.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 52 - Words: 176,952 - Reviews: 542 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 1/18 - Published: 5/25/2013 - Leonard H., Penny
Pulchritudinous Wreckage by o0vicarious-living0o reviews
Penny is attacked in the worst of ways, and Leonard is determined to help her get better. She was a pulchritudinous wreckage, of which he was determined to salvage. 'M' for a reason.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 50,250 - Reviews: 162 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 9/7/2013 - Published: 11/27/2011 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
Lean On Me by shortie990 reviews
Penny needed her best friend to lean on after the break up but what if that person was the guy, she broke up with?
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,091 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 2/1/2013 - Published: 2/21/2011 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
Winding Road Home by SlightlyOffKey reviews
You might call it Season 6. It starts with character POV but moves to audience POV for the rest of the story, as if you're watching the show. Written as Episodes, two chapters per episode, scenes within each chapter. The last chapter is the enitre story by episode. SOK
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 49 - Words: 131,363 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 11/29/2012 - Published: 7/24/2012 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
The Happiness Equation by mbs0916 reviews
Leonard needs to find a way to be happy and that means helping his friends find happiness. Post season 3
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 29 - Words: 119,112 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 11/14/2012 - Published: 7/13/2010 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
ODE TO THE BIG BANG THEORY by maripach77 reviews
I guess the title pretty much says it all. Enjoy. An interactive work in progress, keep giving me ideas to add.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 348 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/7/2012 - Complete
The Secret Agent Conundrum by kbcountry37 reviews
When Shamy turns evil, the rest of the gang turn into spies to stop them from destroying the world. However, when their next target is Raj, what do they do? WARNING: Mild language and sexual content!
Big Bang Theory - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,224 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/28/2012 - Published: 3/24/2012 - Rajesh K., Priya K.
The Parental Ambition by WeBuiltThePyramids reviews
Leonard and Penny are back together and starting to think about their future. Howard is going into space. Things happen. Things don't happen.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 83 - Words: 139,438 - Reviews: 678 - Favs: 199 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 6/25/2012 - Published: 12/25/2011 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
The Elliptical Threads by SlightlyOffKey reviews
LP 3.0, Leonard does an interview about his life in 2024, going forward, This is the original posted version for the final edited version read it on the blog EllipticalThreads dot com its available there in PDF, Ibook or Kindle formats along with behind the scenes info
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 65 - Words: 148,268 - Reviews: 302 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 5/3/2012 - Published: 2/21/2012 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
The Secret Santa Conundrum by MustBeAWriter reviews
Just a fun little Christmas story that I wrote for my family and decided to share with you. Pairings: Leonard/Penny, Shamy, Howard/Bernadette
Big Bang Theory - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,605 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/4/2012 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
The Relationship Revival by White Firebird reviews
When Pyria moves back to India and Leonard breaks up with her after finding out she cheated on him, this leaves Penny hopeful and scared...hopeful that she can rekindle an old flame...and scared that she might have pushed Leonard too far away.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,862 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 14 - Published: 11/6/2011 - Penny, Leonard H.
The Mismatched Soulmates Conundrum by poeticgrace reviews
Amy Farrah Fowler is determined to fix things for her bestie. ONE SHOT.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,263 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 24 - Published: 6/21/2011 - Penny, Leonard H. - Complete
The Deception Conundrum by BuildingAnEmpire reviews
Leonard does something Leonard would never do. Leonard/Penny/Priya
Big Bang Theory - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,162 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 11 - Published: 4/17/2011 - Leonard H., Penny
The Requisition Complication by Anjirika reviews
Leonard thought that everything in his life was going right for once; he had a good job, good friends and a great girlfriend. But then he's asked something which turns his world upside down. Spoilers for S4E18 'The Prestidigitation Approximation' Plz R&R
Big Bang Theory - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,163 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/5/2011 - Penny, Leonard H. - Complete
The Witness Perturbation by WeBuiltThePyramids reviews
Penny witnesses the aftermath of a violent crime. The man can be convicted with her help, but her safety will be compromised. And there's only one way to be truly safe...Warning for language. Genres: Drama, Angst, Crime, and Romance. L/P, H/B, Group.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 34,912 - Reviews: 151 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 2/5/2011 - Published: 1/16/2011 - Penny, Leonard H. - Complete
The Recovery Catalyst by WeBuiltThePyramids reviews
Penny has an accident which causes her to need Leonard more than ever. Slight L/P all the way through, more in later chapters.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 22,575 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 11/21/2010 - Published: 10/13/2010 - Penny, Leonard H. - Complete
The Marathon Analogy by WeBuiltThePyramids reviews
Love is not a sprint; it's a marathon. But when Penny finished the race, Leonard wasn't at the finish line waiting for her. If she wants him back, she must prove it, and make him believe once again.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 26,511 - Reviews: 178 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 11/18/2010 - Published: 9/27/2010 - Penny, Leonard H. - Complete
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Casting About reviews
Trying to get an acting career off the ground is hard work and sometime the people you meet kinda SUCK. Just something short but with humor.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,431 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/13/2014 - Leonard H., Sheldon C., Penny - Complete
Driven to Distraction reviews
A final scene for season 7 The Friendship Turbulence. A short Leonard and Penny moment
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 654 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/8/2014 - Leonard H., Penny
Valentine's Day Massacre reviews
A short one shot scene that I would have liked to see at the end of The Locomotive Manipulation. Hope you like it, SOK
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 686 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/7/2014 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
Thanksgiving Recoupling reviews
A few additional scenes after the end of Thanksgiving Decoupling, Enjoy SOK
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 837 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/22/2013 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
The Locket Blog reviews
Penny is home for the summer with Leonard off to the North Sea. How to fill the time that she would normally spend with him. A quick look at college courses show a social media class. Just the thing. This is her blog
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 8,804 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 9/26/2013 - Published: 7/27/2013 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
Learning Your Lines reviews
A short one shot any time in season 6 after the Valentine's day episode. Just a a Leonard and Penny moment in a single scene and some Arthur Miller thrown in. Enjoy SOK
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 890 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/3/2013 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
Golden Heart, Silver Key reviews
A couple of additonal scenes after the conclusion of 6.15 The Spolier Alert Segmentation. Enjoy.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 983 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/8/2013 - Penny, Leonard H. - Complete
Being Complete reviews
I need to write a little Leonard and Penny tonight. Setting is sometime after the Bakersfield Expedition but it could be anytime really. I think I'll leave it open for now. I may add more later. If I do this piece will be just Leonard and Penny. A place to build warm fuzzy things.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,224 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/28/2013 - Leonard H., Penny
The Great Escape reviews
This is a oneshot add on to the end of episode The Bakersfield Expedition, hope you enjoy it.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,080 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/16/2013 - Penny, Leonard H. - Complete
In Focus reviews
This is a short one shot for Post episode 12, just a little Leonard and Penny piece to take things one step further. Enjoy
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 571 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/6/2013 - Penny, Leonard H. - Complete
Double Dipping reviews
Double Dipping the other ending of the Santa Simulation, This is an additional scene for the season 6 episode Santa Simulation. If you haven't seen it there are spoilers in here. Just a bit to finish off Leonard and Penny's Evening. Then a few chapters more to get us through to Jan 3
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,214 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/27/2012 - Published: 12/14/2012 - Leonard H., Penny
Hofstadter v Hofstadter reviews
It's down the road 11 years, Penny and Leonard are married but things have gotten out of hand. Will someone be there to save the day? I hope so! this is what happens when I get bored.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,123 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/12/2012 - Published: 12/11/2012 - Penny, Leonard H.
Recursive Role Reversal reviews
This is a few weeks after The 43 Peculiarity. Penny makes an unplanned visit to Leonard's lab. Things get interesting when he's not there. I guess this is my idea of being on hiatus for a while. Something pops in my head so I wrote it, enjoy, SOK Okay one more chapter to tie episode 8 and 9 together.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,642 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/3/2012 - Published: 12/1/2012 - Penny, Leonard H. - Complete
Winding Road Home reviews
You might call it Season 6. It starts with character POV but moves to audience POV for the rest of the story, as if you're watching the show. Written as Episodes, two chapters per episode, scenes within each chapter. The last chapter is the enitre story by episode. SOK
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 49 - Words: 131,363 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 11/29/2012 - Published: 7/24/2012 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
Reflections reviews
Reflections takes place after Penny finally tells Leonard she loves him, this is the scene after he has read Alex's text on his phone. The piece was inspired by Webuiltthepyramids story Expression. You might consider this one shot a prequel to her one shot.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 798 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/22/2012 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
The Series Last Scene reviews
If TBBT were to end tomorrow this would be the last scene I would write. Just for fun a single short scene
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 433 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/18/2012 - Penny, Leonard H. - Complete
Secret Star Destroyer Rendezvous
The combined stories Star Destroyer and Secret Rendezvous. Leonard and Penny's life Seven years after they've been married with a look back at how they finally got to be married. This was an improvization written seperatly but in tandem. A vehicle to got forward? SOK
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18,157 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/21/2012 - Penny, Leonard H.
Secret Rendezvous reviews
Leonard has a secret and Penny is going to sniff it out, literally. Setting is after Season 5 Finale.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 12,025 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/21/2012 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Penny, Leonard H. - Complete
Star Destoyer reviews
A short little skit, written for Leonard and Penny fans but it will appeal to shamy fans as well. Okay so maybe it's not so short anymore
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 7 - Words: 6,294 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/21/2012 - Published: 7/10/2012 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
Slight Momentum Shift reviews
The Next week after Howard goes into space
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,751 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/3/2012 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
The Elliptical Threads reviews
LP 3.0, Leonard does an interview about his life in 2024, going forward, This is the original posted version for the final edited version read it on the blog EllipticalThreads dot com its available there in PDF, Ibook or Kindle formats along with behind the scenes info
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 65 - Words: 148,268 - Reviews: 302 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 5/3/2012 - Published: 2/21/2012 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
Why I'm Broken rewritten reviews
This is a re-write of why I'm broken. It's shorter and much more like i wanted to write it but never returned to it after starting Elliptical Threads. I really like it now. all in one piece 5 chapters
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,044 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/1/2012 - Penny, Leonard H. - Complete
ConCERNing Leonard The Rewrite
This is the re-wrtie of Concerning Leonard. it takes place at the beggining of the Beta Test. You might say it moves it to production in a hurry.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,637 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/1/2012 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
Leaving Pasadena The Rewrite Complete reviews
This is leaving Pasadena in one long post with all 8 chapters and disclaimers removed. There are some rewrites within but mostly very subtle. This went up on the blog yesterday with ibook and kindle versions available. EllipticalThreads dot com Enjoy
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,042 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/29/2012 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete
Let go of my LIGO reviews
Penny and Leonard finish the Beta Test and move forward with there lives, Story moves, slow, then quick, then light speed. There is some angst to this story.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,512 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/15/2012 - Published: 2/14/2012 - Leonard H., Penny - Complete