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Joined 03-31-12, id: 3866013, Profile Updated: 03-20-15
Author has written 14 stories for Sherlock, Lord of the Rings, Merlin, X-Men: The Movie, Star Trek: 2009, StarTrek: The Original Series, and StarTrek: Deep Space Nine.

Writing is just my hobby, but art is my calling. I've participated in joint galleries, juried exhibits, and solo gallery shows. My stories are mostly in the hurt/comfort genre with information about legends, British and American literature, medical science, and other odds and ends.

Several of my fanfiction pieces were created for the purpose of IBD awareness while still using the characters we know and love. I try to capture a character's personality to the best of my ability.

Reviews are always appreciated. Thank you for checking out my work!


Illustrations for Marooned: (link) (link)

Illustrations for Creating a Mind: (link) (link)

Illustrations for Civility and Humanity: (link)

Illustrations for Garak and Bashir Stories: (link)

My links for fanart: I'm on Deviantart under the name redsailor, and I am summerartist on Tumblr. The art is worth the look.


Best advice I have ever received for writing:

Show, but don't tell. Use a character's body language to tell their mood instead of saying they were angry, happy, sad, etc. (furrow the brow, cross the arms, grin, clap the hands, smirk, snort, smile, laugh, and say things softly)

Write visually. What are the colors? Explore the senses by describing textures, temperatures, and sounds.

Write what you know. This has been condoned as terrible advice, but I find it useful.

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Xmen: World of Gray by Niralle reviews
EBOOK VERSION AVAILABLE! Six months after Cuba, Charles Xavier is building his school for "gifted" youngsters. But Magneto and his Brotherhood have plans of their own—to build an unstoppable mutant army. And soon, the mutants' destinies will clash together as the Brotherhood realizes only one person can create such an army for their needs…Charles. XM:FC AU sequel.
X-Men: The Movie - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Angst - Chapters: 45 - Words: 87,115 - Reviews: 324 - Favs: 280 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 6/4/2014 - Published: 4/1/2012 - Erik L./Magneto, Charles Xavier/Professor X - Complete
The Wicked and Divine by Danzinora Switch reviews
Mirror!Spock has appeared on the U.S.S. Enterprise. McCoy doesn't trust him. Can he get Kirk to listen?
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,100 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 5/20/2014 - Published: 4/20/2014 - J. Kirk, L. McCoy, Spock - Complete
An Unexpected Destination by fortytworedvines reviews
Things are going badly wrong in Martin's homelife, and Douglas's isn't great either. MJN's like a family now, and they'll help each other out- but they have to reveal their problems first.
Radio Dramas - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,087 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 2/23/2014 - Published: 9/27/2011 - Cabin Pressure
Undertow by nb41 reviews
Spock and Kirk struggle to survive the fallout from being in the wrong place at the wrong time during a diplomatic mission. A post-STID adventure during the five year mission.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,800 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/11/2013 - J. Kirk, Spock, N. Uhura - Complete
Learning to Dance by samantha.m.ramsay reviews
When Vic Fontaine organizes dance lessons for the senior staff, Julian is disappointed that he has no one with whom to attend. Obviously, Garak has to remedy the situation. Feedback is always welcome!
StarTrek: Deep Space Nine - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,097 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/21/2013 - J. Bashir, E. Garak
A Wood-Worker's Requiem by chappysmom reviews
After Sherlock's fall, John turns to his hobby for solace, working on the perfect memorial for his lost friend-even if he'd never be there to use it. (Part 5 of the Wood Work series.) Will be 7 chapters.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,547 - Reviews: 219 - Favs: 269 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 1/17/2013 - Published: 1/10/2013 - John W. - Complete
His Agent by Batya reviews
He was assigned to 007. It was his job to look after him. And maybe on occasion the agent had to look after him too. Post Skyfall. rated T for any swearing
James Bond - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,112 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 12/31/2012 - Published: 11/30/2012 - Q 1, James Bond/007
The Water Witch and the Black Dogs by Tipper reviews
A little tale of evil hags, black dogs, missing princes and estranged siblings, not necessarily in that order. When Gwaine accompanies Arthur, Merlin and the knights on a diplomatic mission to Mercia, he becomes an unwitting participant in a power struggle for Bayard's throne.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 69,616 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 10/9/2012 - Published: 9/22/2012 - Gwaine, Merlin - Complete
The Sound of Silence by Dubbers reviews
Spoilers for 2x03, rated T for safety. After Sherlock's Fall John loses the ability to talk. Three years later, Sherlock is back.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,593 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 353 - Follows: 35 - Published: 7/7/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Fear of the Dark by llLethell reviews
Morgana plans to enact complete revenge against Merlin, unknowingly setting off paths of destiny. Emrys will be the one needed to vanquish the evil she unleashes. Old enemies resurface and new ones emerge. And allies will be needed in Emrys' dark hour. Sequel to The King's Legacy.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 97,531 - Reviews: 414 - Favs: 324 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 2/10/2012 - Published: 12/25/2011 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
Healing Spells by BeyondTheStorm reviews
After revealing his magic to Arthur due to life-threatening circumstances, Merlin decides it's time he learned to heal. With Gaius off dealing with an illness in the outer villages, Merlin is left to his own methods, bearing some rather costly outcomes.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 200,457 - Reviews: 753 - Favs: 723 - Follows: 276 - Updated: 11/16/2010 - Published: 6/3/2010 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
The Gift by KCS reviews
Scene set just after Journey to Babel. Amanda Grayson-Sarek watches her son as he cares for his recovering captain, and the Captain indirectly offers her a rare gift.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,176 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 227 - Follows: 19 - Published: 2/9/2010 - Spock, Amanda G. - Complete
Eclipse by Aconitum-Napellus reviews
Spock is blinded in an explosion on the Enterprise. Was it an accident, or terrorism?
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 13 - Words: 84,772 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/5/2009 - Published: 7/31/2009 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
Of Rowan and Ruin by Thundera Tiger reviews
The story of a friendship one hundred and twenty-two years in the making.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,035 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 305 - Follows: 19 - Published: 10/11/2008 - Gimli, Legolas - Complete
AFTER THE CREDITS The Galileo Seven by Ster J reviews
As Spock is being treated for his leg injury, he thinks about the two men Latimer and Gaetano that were lost on his first command mission. NOTE THERE IS A CH. 2!
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,804 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/7/2008 - Published: 1/29/2006 - Spock, L. McCoy - Complete
Firewall by Little Tanuki reviews
Alternate Timeline. Set just after 5th season "Doctor Bashir I Presume" What if Dr. Bashir had not been allowed to remain in Starfleet? T for Adult themes.
StarTrek: Deep Space Nine - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 26,292 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 6/3/2008 - Published: 4/2/2008 - J. Bashir - Complete
Between Flight and Longing by Sheila Snow reviews
Luke Skywalker and Han Solo journey to the planet Balen'ar on a desperate mission and find more than they'd bargained for. Many, many thanks to my awesome beta readers, Vikki, Erianna and Rospberry. Any mistakes remaining are most definitely mine!
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 24 - Words: 39,432 - Reviews: 660 - Favs: 498 - Follows: 168 - Updated: 3/13/2008 - Published: 4/15/2006 - Luke S., Darth Vader - Complete
The Snow Doll by jemisard reviews
Crashed on a frozen world, off course and with no communications, Bashir and Garak just have to survive and stay sane until help arrives. Mild slash. Mild 'adult' themes later. (Complete)
StarTrek: Deep Space Nine - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 21,891 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11/17/2004 - Published: 11/10/2004 - J. Bashir, E. Garak - Complete
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The Doctor's Bane reviews
This is a collection of hurt/comfort style stories starring Bashir and Garak.
StarTrek: Deep Space Nine - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,301 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/8 - Published: 4/4 - J. Bashir, E. Garak
Garak and Bashir Stories reviews
This is a collection of tales about the tailor and the doctor of DS9. Last story summary: Bashir is summoned to treat a patient before the Dominion War breaks out. He inadvertently discovers a lot about Garak's past.
StarTrek: Deep Space Nine - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 35,406 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/20 - Published: 11/23/2014 - J. Bashir, E. Garak - Complete
Civility and Humanity reviews
Doctor Bashir and Garak are sent to a Federation planet to assist with a relief effort. The Cardassian soon realizes that not all is well with the doctor. Warning for descriptions of disease and suicide ideation
StarTrek: Deep Space Nine - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,991 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 10/3/2014 - Published: 9/22/2014 - J. Bashir, E. Garak - Complete
Creating a Mind reviews
News of Bashir's genetic enhancements has spread and he must discover if he can make peace with his abilities. A catastrophic event causes him to reevaluate who he truly is.
StarTrek: Deep Space Nine - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 24,257 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/1/2014 - Published: 6/25/2014 - J. Bashir, E. Garak, M. O'Brien - Complete
Impermanence reviews
Dr. Bashir's recent fatigue seems to be attracting a lot of attention. His friends think that he should take some time off, but life on Deep Space Nine was never considered to be relaxing.
StarTrek: Deep Space Nine - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,157 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/15/2014 - Published: 5/12/2014 - J. Bashir, E. Garak, Jadzia D., Odo - Complete
Drifting East reviews
Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are in need of a break. When a vacation on a cold weather planet turns hazardous, they discover that they have much to learn about their First Officer.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,079 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/14/2014 - J. Kirk, L. McCoy, Spock - Complete
Marooned reviews
Chekov and Kirk are abandoned on a planet that has properties similar to Earth's Carboniferous Period. In dire circumstances, they struggle to survive and keep believing in their friends. They learn that the crew will go the extra mile for them. Fluff and hurt/comfort
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,483 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 3/28/2014 - Published: 3/25/2014 - J. Kirk, H. Sulu, P. Chekov - Complete
Between Worlds reviews
Reboot!Chekov is in an accident aboard the Enterprise. Injured and confused, he tries to figure out why he is being chased by a security team on an unfamiliar Federation vessel. TOS and Reboot mix with fluff and friendship.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,294 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 3/10/2014 - Published: 3/7/2014 - P. Chekov, Spock Prime, M. Scott/Scotty - Complete
Waves from the Deep Dream reviews
Jim is determined to snap Spock out of his dour mood and coerce him into going on shore leave. When the captain makes a careless mistake, Kirk's enthusiasm threatens to put him in a watery grave. Friendship and hurt/comfort fic with Spock, McCoy, and Kirk
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,102 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 2/21/2014 - Published: 2/18/2014 - J. Kirk, Spock, L. McCoy/Bones - Complete
Our Constant in the Universe reviews
Chekov is a brave and brash young officer. Sometimes he forgets that when he stumbles, the crew is there to catch him. Sort of a sick fic with fluff and friendship.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,807 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 2/1/2014 - Published: 1/29/2014 - J. Kirk, L. McCoy/Bones, P. Chekov, M. Scott/Scotty - Complete
We're Not too Far reviews
Charles's telepathic powers cause him to commit a foolish act, and he winds up a bit worse for wear. Erik and Hank are more than a little worried for Charles's sanity and wellbeing. Fluff, friendship, and hurt/comfort style fic.
X-Men: The Movie - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,683 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 17 - Published: 1/4/2014 - Erik L./Magneto, Charles Xavier/Professor X, Hank/Beast - Complete
Patience for a Sorcerer reviews
When Merlin wanders into Kilgharrah's cave to seek shelter, the dragon is confronted with the problem of having a guest reluctant to take care of himself. Merlin would leave Arthur's side only if the situation was dire. Sort of a sick fic. with fluff and friendship and lots of Merlin and Arthur
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,359 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 11/9/2013 - Published: 11/3/2013 - Merlin, Arthur, The Great Dragon/Kilgharrah - Complete
Talk reviews
Though elves never sicken, there are often flaws in every physical form. One of the fellowship struggles with a serious illness that threatens the success of the quest. Warnings for suicide ideation and blood in future chapters
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,880 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/19/2012 - Published: 12/18/2012 - Legolas, Aragorn - Complete
Therapeutic reviews
John's therapist gives him a relaxing art project because he is steadily wearing himself out. Who says Sherlock does not care about his blogger? /fluff, humor, angst/
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,784 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/2/2012 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete