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Joined 05-03-03, id: 379263, Profile Updated: 09-12-12
Author has written 3 stories for El Hazard, and Gurren Lagann.

41 years old

Caucasian male

living in East Central Wisconsin, USA.

Married with one son.

Two big dogs let us live here.

Grew up watching Tesuka's Kimba, Battle of the Planets, and finally Robotech. Been an anime fan ever since. Current anime and manga owned or interested in too numerous to list.

Some recent favorites include:

El Hazard

Princess Nine

Gurren Lagann

I grew up an anime fan and a train buff. Had to flip a coin regarding how I wanted to turn my avocation into my vocation, went railroadin' nearly 15 years ago.

Classically trained as an electrical engineer. Specialize in railroad and transit signal & communications systems design and testing, travel all over North America doing same. Lots of nights in hotels which enable me to keep up with AMVs, fan fict and new anime series my friends suggest. Gurren Lagann was one such while working out of town for months staying in a hotel with a younger colleague two doors down from me.

MJE

If you believe in Jesus Christ put this in your profile and don't just ignore this, because in the Bible it says if you deny me, I will deny you in front of my Father in the gates of Heaven

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Sound of Pulling Heaven Down by CSakuraS reviews
What if Simon and Nia hadn't met before her transformation? Now, three years following the destruction of Earth, they find each other at last...but is it too late? AU, Simon/Nia. Contains UST, coarse language, mature themes, and haphazard space battles.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 19 - Words: 116,540 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 330 - Follows: 293 - Updated: 3/17 - Published: 3/18/2008 - Simon, Nia T.
Shooting Star by Cosmic Lucky reviews
A collection of (mostly fluffy/angsty) Kamina x Yoko one-shots, inspired by various prompts - most are fairly in line with canon. Chapters are not necessarily chronological, and may contain spoilers. Please read at your own discretion.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 2,224 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/14/2013 - Published: 10/9/2013 - [Kamina, Yoko L.] - Complete
Tengen Toppa Gurren Solvernia by RandomNumbers523156 reviews
The paths cross, but from different directions. From a village in the end of the world and from the most luxurious palace in the planet, two stories converge in the middle of a land that needs hope. This is the story of a woman who has yet to realize what her destiny is. This is the story of Nia the Digger. AU, novelization. Cover by Y0K0Maybe.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 187,253 - Reviews: 250 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 9/24/2013 - Published: 12/25/2010 - Simon, Nia T.
Furlough by Ken reviews
The war-weary crew of Lafiel's ship are given an extended leave. Lafiel accepts Jinto's invitation to stay with friends in a tropical paradise where he spent his summer vacations in the years before the two of them had met. They both find themselves confronted by ghosts from the past, and are faced with questions about what the future holds for the two of them.
Crest of the Stars - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 103,505 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/17/2013 - Published: 8/5/2013 - Complete
Outlaw Star The Flower of Fate by archsage328 reviews
Hanmyo and Jim, a pair of young innocent lovers brought together and nearly separated by fate. When Hanmyo survives her second battle with the Outlaw Star, what does the future hold for her and Jim? Episodes 20 on retold, with original adventures included
Outlaw Star - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 24,630 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 5/23/2011 - James H., Hanmyo
Unrelated by Neko-Houkou reviews
The title is unrelated. What do Nia and chocolate pudding have in common? humorous fluff, set toward the end of the timeskip.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 696 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/14/2013 - Nia T., Simon - Complete
Cry to the Moon by Neko-Houkou reviews
A few months before the appearance of the Anti-Spirals, Viral meets a figure from his past, and upheaval and chaos ensue as they embark on an adventure. Some OOC, with a tiny dash of ViralxOC. T for cussing, innuendos, and Viral's violent imagination.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: T - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 22 - Words: 51,092 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/24/2013 - Published: 11/27/2011 - Viral - Complete
Tengen Hakai Lazengann by P Chill Now reviews
"In a scenery I once saw, there was a modest tranquility, and there was a small hope. And when they were trampled upon, a man rose against it."
Gurren Lagann - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,770 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/20/2012 - Lordgenome
The Spiral King by Dr. Jeremiah reviews
Spoilers for the last episode. This is my take on the thoughts going through Lordgenome's head before his sacrifice. I tried to do the Spiral King justice.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 651 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/16/2012 - Lordgenome, Simon
Nucleotide: The Aftermath of Lordgenome by OZ x OZ reviews
Co-written and authored along with 1 over 0. Lordgenome has fallen, but the Dai-Gurren Brigade will fight a new enemy. Nia's brother and the new Spiral King. Read and Review
Gurren Lagann - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 14 - Words: 89,295 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 7/22/2012 - Published: 3/23/2010 - Simon, Nia T.
After the Battle is Over by Arami Heartilly reviews
7 alternate universes starting with the original, Kamina/Yoko, Simon/Nia and occasional Yoko/Kittan. CH:7 World Beneath their feet. Simon/Nia, Kamina/Yoko.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 23,933 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 1/24/2012 - Published: 1/31/2008 - Kamina, Yoko L. - Complete
Years by gossip stone reviews
It had been years since that day, but he still remembered it vividly.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 953 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/6/2011 - Nia T., Simon - Complete
Summary by RandomNumbers523156 reviews
Oneshot. Simon and Nia reflect on their relationship.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,141 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/23/2010 - Simon, Nia T. - Complete
Eternity by icedragongurl reviews
When was it that he had started to feel lonely? What had been the catalyst for the unceasing ache in his chest? Why did he suddenly desire that, which he'd been content to go with out, once upon a long time ago? Viral/His Fantasy Girl.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,063 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/13/2010 - Viral - Complete
Apex by P Chill Now reviews
Lurking in the shadows, soaring through the air. This is his story.
Left 4 Dead - Rated: T - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 15,831 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 10/25/2010 - Published: 1/31/2010 - Hunter - Complete
Believe in the Me Who Believes in Nothing! by SlvrSoleAlchmst1 reviews
His letter to Simon was nothing but hypocrisy, nothing but selfishness. It proved that he grasped at something he knew he would never have, and yet was unwilling to give up.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,861 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Published: 9/23/2010 - Rossiu A., Simon - Complete
The New Girl in Town by orange manga smoothie reviews
Season two is approaching. and Kisuragi Girls' is getting prepared. New faces and new hardships await. Seira's in for a few surprises too. Please read and review
Princess Nine - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 228,587 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 5/14/2010 - Published: 12/1/2006
Paper Airplane by ibuberu reviews
Their fairytale was not a fairytale. — SimonNia.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,588 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/6/2010 - Simon, Nia T. - Complete
The Fight Against Destiny by Nederbird reviews
With the dreadful truth about Nia's future being revealed to Simon during their honeymoon, he once again refuses destiny to have its way and decides to fight it off, yet again. Oneshot.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,692 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/30/2009 - Simon, Nia T. - Complete
Crush by Jaswinder reviews
A year's passed since the final battle of the Gurren Brigade. Viral's having trouble adjusting to civilian life, and a restlessness he's never felt before is driving him mad. Viral x Yoko
Gurren Lagann - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 29,362 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 257 - Follows: 208 - Updated: 12/10/2009 - Published: 8/4/2008 - Viral, Yoko L.
Forever Comes Too Soon by Perhelediel reviews
They'd tossed around the word "forever" as if it'd never fail them. But they've both had their share of heartbreak...they should have known better. --Simon x Nia-- Oneshot, spoilers. Mild adult content.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,241 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/30/2009 - Simon, Nia T. - Complete
Hearts of Ice by Krista Perry reviews
Shampoo casts a spell with dragon blood and sends Akane to the realm of gods and demons. Ranma decides to get her back, and nothing - not even insanity or death - will stop him. Hearts of Ice is complete as of 6/20/2009.
Ranma - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 288,163 - Reviews: 471 - Favs: 670 - Follows: 182 - Updated: 6/20/2009 - Published: 4/24/2001 - Ranma, Akane, Nabiki, Ryoga - Complete
The Iris Tales by n1ght3lf reviews
A few days before Ranma's wedding, the curse begins to act up, and Ranma finds himself changing in a bone-dry room. Can Ranma's relationship survive? Can Ranma survive?
Ranma - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 76,132 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 3/29/2009 - Published: 3/24/2009 - Ranma, Tatewaki - Complete
The Princess and the Beast by Cal reflector reviews
If Nia knew Adiane, might she have known Viral as well growing up in the Capital? A fluff and angst story about the vicious soldier with a heart of gold and the princess of sparkles and purity, starting from before the anime. Told from Viral's POV.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,742 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12/17/2008 - Published: 10/16/2007
Evolution by Ken reviews
The Abh Empire faces a mysterious new enemy. Lafiel and Jinto are thrown into a chaotic war where they are unsure whom or what they are really fighting.
Crest of the Stars - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 119,742 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/3/2008 - Complete
Thy Outward Part by Richard Lawson reviews
A young college student just beginning his second semester meets a woman with an unusual past.
Ranma - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,575 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 14 - Published: 2/13/2005
The Shape of Things to Come: Remastered! by dookychan reviews
The story of the events following Ifurita's return, as El-Hazard faces its longest year ever. Now complete!
El Hazard - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 158,664 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/10/2003 - Published: 10/25/2002 - Complete
The Dead of Night by Eponymous reviews
One year after his failure to rescue Ifurita, something comes for Makoto in the night...
El Hazard - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,221 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/1/2001
Something Different by Eponymous reviews
Makoto ponders the nature of his relationship with Qawool, while she struggles with her desire to confess to him. The two meet, late one night...
El Hazard - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,732 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Published: 9/20/2001
El Hazard Earth by Ken reviews
Based on El Hazard OAV series. Makoto has returned to Earth to find Ifurita and bring her home. They plan for a quite life together, but unexpected dangers await both on her home planet and his.
El Hazard - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 119,510 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/18/1998 - Complete
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Turn the Phase reviews
This is the story of a man who had resigned himself to his Destiny. Using his talent to build things and mentor others, he lived a hardscrabble yet comfortingly familiar existence. However, Destiny had other plans for the man and his loved ones which none of them would fully comprehend. Destiny would assert Itself in his life once more, leaving no one untouched by its wake.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 38,674 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/21/2013 - Published: 11/29/2012 - Simon, Nia T. - Complete
Gift of the Magi reviews
This is the story of a man who had made an uneasy peace with his Destiny. Sacrificing everything for the sake of his people, he had resigned himself to wander the Surface for the rest of his days cherishing the memories of his loved ones. Destiny would visit upon the man one final time, forever changing him in ways he would never have conceived.
Gurren Lagann - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 25,582 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 8/21/2012 - Published: 8/20/2012 - Simon, Nia T. - Complete
Rough Justice reviews
Many seasons have passed since the Bugrom War, now its heroes face a new threat. Some shall rise to glory, others will fall from grace; nothing shall be the same afterward. Co-authored by Ken Wolfe.
El Hazard - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 82,149 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/3/2003 - Complete