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Joined 05-27-12, id: 4024547, Profile Updated: 08-31-14
Author has written 9 stories for Harry Potter, and Wheel of Time.

I'm a late-20's guy who only recently started dabbling in writing. My professional-grade skills lie in fields diametrically opposed to creative writing, so I can't promise anything fancy in terms of storytelling. But I hope I can become good enough to some day write my "some day" story.

I got sucked into Harry Potter fan-fiction in late 2010 by LessWrong's Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, which I believe I found while browsing Goodreads. I've since branched out a little, but the quality of some of these Harry Potter stories are astounding. So the Potterverse is where the majority of my stuff will live here. Although, I should mention that I recently discovered a weakness for self-insert fics, so I can't promise to stay away from that.

And it's a good thing I didn't promise to stay away, or I would have already broken it.


A note right up front about the usage of elements of my stories:

If I could place a license on my stories, it would be CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0, but that implies some level of ownership. I call them my stories, but I do not own most of the characters or ideas within.So here's the long version: you can do whatever you want with them: use the characters, ideas, and settings in your own story, quote large chunks of it for ridicule, finish one of my WIP stories on your own profile*...anything you want. You don't even have to ask. The only thing I ask (and that is a soft ask, it's not required) is that you send me a PM with a link to your story so I can read it. If you want to be extra awesome, mention me or my story here on FF.net and my website. If you see a story that has used something from one of mine without attribution, don't report it, just let me know about it so I can read it.

It's a little different with the stories as a whole, though. If you find that somebody has posted one of my stories verbatim, well, you should probably report them to whatever site they've posted it on, if possible. Not that the above terms restrict that, but plagiarism is icky. The only exception to this is translation, which I definitely want to know about because that's awesome and I'll want to brag about it, and link it from here in my profile.

if you want to finish one of my stories, or write a different ending, or write a different beginning, don't copy my parts, just leave an A/N describing how to reach my part of the story. Save a backup of my part, though. If my part of the story disappears from here and my website, you have permission to post it wherever you like.

tl;dr version:Do what you want, with the obvious exceptions of claiming them as your own or selling them.


Projects that you are allowed to know about:

Harry Silvertongue - My first 'real' novel-length fanfiction. AU, Slytherin!Harry. Starts before Harry receives his letter and follows him through his Hogwarts years.

Harry Potter and the Story Breakers - Just a ridiculous parody to blow off steam from writing more serious stuff. I have the ending planned out, I just haven't written it.

Untitled Sequel to A Curse of Truth - yes, still 25% done or so. Posting serially wasn't really working for me, so I was planning on waiting until it was nearly finished to start posting. Now, I may just start posting it in hopes that you can inspire me to keep writing it.

One Universe to the Left - I've had this title in my head for a long time for a series of humorous HP dimension travel oneshots, but I haven't actually written any of those. Instead, this is a more serious, quick-paced dimension travel short story/novella with short chapters to make the commitment of effort seem lesser.


Completed Stories:

Betrayal - a short story that explores how damaging it could have been if Hermione accidentally abandoned Harry along with Ron during the Horcrux hunt, and got caught. Much darker than my other stuff. Written for the DLP February 2013 Apocalyptic/Dystopian fiction contest, and it won!

Note that the title was supposed to be a working title (it fits the first couple chapters), but I never got around to coming up with a better one. Sorry about that.

A Curse of Truth - novel-length self-insert. First-person, present tense story where the PoV character is the insert. I hope you give it a chance, I think it gets better as the story goes on since it's my first published novel-length fic. I think it's quite funny -- yes, I'm lame enough to laugh at my own stuff -- and I hope you do too. The reviews for this story are extremely positive, so don't be afraid of the self-insert-ness!

A few select story quotes:

"I wish there were more stories about me in your head like that, though surely you realize as an enchanted article of clothing I am neither male nor female?" — Sorting Hat, A Curse of Truth, Ch. 1

"It seems odd to worry about the sanity of an ancient, semi-sentient Hat, Mr. Lerner, yet I must confess I was quite concerned there for a few minutes." — Professor Dumbledore, A Curse of Truth, Ch. 2

"I agree, it's completely snogging ridiculous if you ask me." — William, A Curse of Truth, Ch. 3

"You have to hand it to (Hagrid), he knows how to lay on the guilt trip. He also knows how to accidentally attempt to drive people into the floor like a railroad spike. I hope my shoulder is okay." — William, A Curse of Truth, Ch. 7

"I've learned that the tilt of [Luna's] head is a more accurate indicator of her tone than her actual voice, and so far this particular angle has consistently corresponded to mild curiosity and surprise. Well, either that or wanton lust, but I may have misunderstood that particular comment." — William, A Curse of Truth, Ch. 14

"Judging by the number of times that you've tried to kill me with your eyes, I think I'm a lot funnier than you think I am." — William, A Curse of Truth, Ch. 16


Cover images:

Made myself some new vintage-style covers, of which I am quite proud (unlike the awful covers that were there before).

Harry Silvertongue cover

A Curse of Truth cover

Betrayal cover

In the unlikely event that anyone artistically-inclined finds themselves inspired by my works, I'd be happy to feature them here.


Completed Oneshots:

A Kiss of Clichéd Proportions - oneshot parody of harem fics. A lot more sarcastic than the humor in A Curse of Truth.

Through Butterbeer-Colored Glasses - oneshot response to a challenge. It's only 1600 words or so, so read it! In fact I think it works best if you don't know much about it before you read (and if you ignore the gaping plothole).


On the back burner:

A Summoning Gone Awry - HP/WoT/possibly other crossovers. I wrote this while I was writing ACoT, and it's meant to be silly. I'm placing it in the back burner section for now but I'm not sure if I'll return to it.

Untitled HP/Bleach Crossover. Don't hate. This was my first attempt at HP fanfiction and I got about 25k words in before I succumbed to my kink for self-inserts. I still like the idea, but it might be a while before I get to it.

Untitled Fire Emblem Self-Insert - Yeah, the bug struck again. My apologies. I'm not far into this one at all, but it's another novel-length fic.

Very, Very Mad World - dark, post-5th year AU, where the Dept. of Mysteries ambush went quite badly. Got a couple thousand words in, got too depressed, so I went back to work on A Curse of Truth. Except for the HP/Bleach crossover my other fics have very heavy comedy elements, so this is not surprising.


Indefinite hiatus/being cannibalized:

Unkindness of Ravens - Harry/Multi story that would almost certainly be reported here. I wrote 8k words of it before I realized I had no idea where I was going with it -- I just liked the title. Elements of this have filtered in to one of my other fics, but I don't want to ruin it by saying which one.

Future Harry Merge - The oft-abused future Harry's soul merges with young Harry. This has been almost completely cannibalized by A Curse of Truth (both of which involve using future knowledge to go AU), so it will most likely never see the light of day.

Untitled SW:KotOR self-insert - My first fanfiction ever. I killed it. I killed it with fire.


I have set up a website for myself so I can share my stuff. Not just my stories, but references for them and some of my noveling tools. I'm working on a re-design so it doesn't look so ugly, but if you want to point and laugh at me until then:

Lastly, I've modified my choice of noveling tools to pandoc, which lets me write in plain-text using Markdown and convert to HTML, epub, PDF, etc. It even has an option that lets me change -- to — and -- to –, which is something I used to do with my own script. Something to look into if you're like me and can't seem to plan well enough to make use of something like Scrivener.

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Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Less Wrong reviews
Petunia married a biochemist, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, and a world of intriguing new possibilities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione Granger, and Professor McGonagall, and Professor Quirrell... COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 122 - Words: 661,619 - Reviews: 30232 - Favs: 16,589 - Follows: 14,539 - Updated: 3/14 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Sun Source by Clell65619 reviews
This is an extremely AU crossover fic that asks the question what might have happened if Petunia Dursley hadn't found a young Harry Potter sleeping on her doorstep on the morning of the 2nd of November 1981. After all, Dumbledore was a bit careless with
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 111,868 - Reviews: 2146 - Favs: 5,674 - Follows: 4,019 - Updated: 5/3/2012 - Published: 9/11/2008 - Harry P. - Complete
Time Braid by ShaperV reviews
Sakura thought she was a capable kunoichi until she died in the Chuunin Exam. Now she's stuck in a loop, dying again and again while she struggles to understand her strange predicament. How hard can it be to pass one stupid test? Sakura/Naruto/Hinata
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 203,939 - Reviews: 3166 - Favs: 4,595 - Follows: 2,377 - Updated: 5/20/2011 - Published: 7/5/2009 - Sakura H. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Wastelands of Time by joe6991 reviews
Take a deep breath, count back from ten… and above all else – don't worry! It'll all be over soon. The world, that is. Yet for Harry Potter the end is just the beginning. Enemies close in on all sides, and Harry faces his greatest challenge of all - Time.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 31 - Words: 282,609 - Reviews: 2941 - Favs: 3,895 - Follows: 2,126 - Updated: 8/4/2010 - Published: 2/12/2008 - Harry P., Fleur D. - Complete
The Marriage Contracts Redux by Clell65619 reviews
A rewrite of 'Harry Potter and the Marriage Contracts' done to improve some of the story elements, cut down on the Weasley bashing, and generally make a bit more sense. The changes are minor, but I believe make for a better story.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 70,364 - Reviews: 318 - Favs: 1,920 - Follows: 454 - Published: 3/22/2010 - Harry P., Daphne G. - Complete
Browncoat, Green Eyes by nonjon reviews
COMPLETE. Firefly: :Harry Potter crossover Post Serenity. Two years have passed since the secret of the planet Miranda got broadcast across the whole 'verse in 2518. The crew of Serenity finally hires a new pilot, but he's a bit peculiar.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Firefly - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 39 - Words: 298,538 - Reviews: 4179 - Favs: 6,056 - Follows: 1,630 - Updated: 11/12/2006 - Published: 3/23/2006 - Harry P., River - Complete
The Return by The Smooster reviews
TOTALLY FINISHED Set 500 years after the end of DBZ, a descendant of both Goku and Vegeta learns how to be a hero... and might just find love along the way.
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 58 - Words: 423,000 - Reviews: 1075 - Favs: 176 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 4/12/2004 - Published: 12/1/2001 - Complete
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Assorted Adventures and Miscellaneous Malarkey reviews
The obligatory collection of fun little oneshots and story beginnings that have collected over the couple of years I've been writing.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,879 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 11/1/2014 - Published: 10/11/2014
One Universe to the Left reviews
Harry is thoroughly enjoying the peace after such a long and desperate struggle against Voldemort. Of course, the peace goes up in flames when Harry accidentally transports himself to another universe where the Order, including a very different version of Harry Potter, still fights a losing battle against a far more cunning, far more powerful Voldemort.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,432 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 334 - Follows: 509 - Updated: 10/4/2014 - Published: 8/31/2014 - Harry P.
Harry Silvertongue reviews
Ten-year-old Harry Potter meets a kindred soul in secret who changes his whole outlook on his life with the Dursleys. Burned into Harry's mind with the violent death of his only friend, the lessons imparted guide him through his time at Hogwarts. AU, Slytherin!Harry.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 45,302 - Reviews: 266 - Favs: 658 - Follows: 985 - Updated: 4/3/2014 - Published: 12/7/2012 - Harry P.
Harry Potter and the Story Breakers reviews
Harry Potter and the rest of the Ministry Six use every tool at their disposal in the war against Voldemort..often in ways that nobody ever imagined. Rated M for gratuitous and completely unnecessary sexual situations and adult language.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Parody - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,177 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 151 - Follows: 220 - Updated: 1/9/2014 - Published: 6/6/2013 - Harry P.
Betrayal reviews
Winner of the DLP February 2013 Apocalyptic/Dystopian Fiction Contest! Attempting to hold the trio together, Hermione grabs Ron just before he Apparates, accidentally abandoning Harry on the Horcrux hunt. Four years later, Harry is a changed man.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 21,128 - Reviews: 252 - Favs: 1,047 - Follows: 539 - Updated: 3/19/2013 - Published: 3/12/2013 - Harry P., Daphne G. - Complete
A Curse of Truth reviews
An avid fanfiction reader falls into the Harry Potter Universe just before the Triwizard Tournament, and has to come to terms with what he's lost, take advantage of what he's gained, and figure out how to deal with the truths he's hiding. Complete! Detailed rune magic, witty banter...not your usual SI, so give it a shot! See my author page for more info.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 28 - Words: 198,847 - Reviews: 749 - Favs: 1,350 - Follows: 634 - Updated: 3/3/2013 - Published: 10/6/2012 - Harry P., Hermione G., OC, Daphne G. - Complete
A Summoning Gone Awry reviews
Harry and friends design an Old Norse runic ritual to Summon assistance for the battle against Voldemort. The results are...surprising. AU, Ravenclaw!Harry, Ravenclaw!Hermione, Harry/Multi.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Wheel of Time - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 12,737 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 132 - Follows: 211 - Updated: 12/28/2012 - Published: 12/3/2012 - Harry P.
Through Butterbeer-colored Glasses reviews
Harry goes out to sulk at his favorite pub in Hogsmeade, but he notices something is off about Madam Rosmerta...
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,614 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 35 - Published: 10/12/2012 - Harry P., Rosmerta - Complete
A Kiss of Clichéd Proportions reviews
It had all started with a kiss. Not just any kiss, mind, but a kiss he never expected. If that sounds like a cliché, that's because it is...and it's far from the only one. Oneshot, Harry/Multi.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,255 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 171 - Follows: 48 - Published: 9/25/2012 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
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