Barnswallow13
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Joined 06-03-12, id: 4036592, Profile Updated: 02-15-14
Author has written 3 stories for Stealth, and Doctor Who.

Update 1/20/14: I changed my pen name to Barnswallow13. (I was previously Indi13). Don't flip out, okay? =)

About me: First and foremost, I am a Christian. I believe that Jesus Christ is a real person; that He was fully God and fully man; and that He died to take away my sins and the sins of the entire world. I believe that He rose from the grave after three days, thereby conquering death, and that He is even now seated at the right hand of God, interceding for us. I do not believe that being a Christian makes me better than anyone else. Rather, I believe that it makes me even more aware of just how corrupt I am. While I may be considered "good" from the world's standards, I still lie, take my anger out on people who don't deserve it, readily blame other people for my own problems, and often neglect my duties at home due to nothing more than laziness. I am not perfect. Therefore, I am corrupt. It is only by the grace of God that I am to see this corruption and attempt to correct it. However, this is not something that I alone can fix, and I will never be cured of it while I live on this earth. Only after I die and am taken home to heaven will I be free of this corruption, but that does not mean that I won't fight it while I am still alive. If you have any questions about my faith, feel free to PM me. I may not be able to answer you immediately, but I will either search until I find the answer, or point you in the direction of someone who has more knowledge than me.

Secondly, I'm a mainly self-taught creative writer. I started writing when I was thirteen, and have (hopefully) been improving steadily since then. Though, I'm sure that taking College Comp. I and II certainly helped my editing skills. Before that, I was mainly going off what "didn't look right" or "sounded wrong" in editing. This enabled me to develop an almost instinctive feel for how words flow in a piece of writing, and it's very easy for me to tell if the flow in any given work is smooth or choppy. Naturally, I'm very picky about flow in a story, and it's often the first thing I call people out on when I'm editing another person's work. Word choice is also highly important to me in my writing, as it ties into how the story flows. I'm not afraid to go looking in the thesaurus if I just can't seem to think of the right one. I place these two aspects of writing on the same level as proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation: they are absolutely essential to be considered a good writer. Anybody can write a story, but not everyone can write an extraordinary story.

That being said, anybody can improve on their writing. That's one of the reasons that I decided to get into writing fan fiction. I believe that it's an excellent way to practice and hone your writing skills. That way, if you ever decide to write an original work and have it published, you've already had plenty of practice and (in my opinion) are more likely to blow away the publishing companies with your skill level. Because I am mainly a self-taught writer, I am well aware that I don't know everything about writing well. I know enough to recognize good quality writing when I see it, but sometimes have trouble evaluating my own work. I am always looking for ways to improve and readily accept constructive criticism. I am also a perfectionist. If something's wrong in my writing - whether it be character consistencies, plot consistencies, accuracy, plausibility, or mechanical aspects - please tell me so that I can fix it.

When I'm not writing (or doing homework), I'm either out at the barn riding my horse or painting. My horse is a nine-year-old Quarter Horse mare, and I love her to death! She was my fifteenth birthday present. (Needless to say, best birthday ever.) I started riding horses when I was nine and leased a horse for five years before getting my own. Two years after I got my horse, I got into horse training, and am a big fan of Clinton Anderson's Down Under Horsemanship. I've been training my horse using his methods ever since then. To date, I've been riding and working with horses for almost ten years. (So if you ever want to write a story involving horses, I can give you a few pointers.)

As for painting, I'm not a superb artist or anything like that. I mostly stick to paint-by-numbers. However, I do occasionally paint fairy statues for my mom to put in front of the house. I also like to draw, and hope to take some art classes at some point.

My stories:

Note - My updates will be sporadic during the school year as homework must (as in, no if's, and's, or but's) come before personal projects. That being said, I will try to update as often as I can.

I Will Not Bow

(Formerly known as "If Things Had Been Different")This is an alternate universe of the movie Stealth. It mainly focuses on the character Katherine Wilbourne, and is told from her perspective. The plot will generally follow the movie, but there will be some changes. I plan to add to the depth of the movie's plot, and just switch things up a bit in general. IMPORTANT NOTE: Katherine Wilbourne is replacing Kara Wade. Kate is not a rehashed version of Kara, and Kara Wade does not show up in my story whatsoever. Kate is an original character that I made up, and no, you can't have her.

The Doctor's Visit

This story was a gift for a friend who was having a bad day. It began as a snippet of dialogue that I made up on the spot and grew into a six-page short story. That same friend insisted that I publish it on this site as soon as I perfected it. And there you have it.

Shrink

This was originally something that I wrote for a creative writing class, but I had so much fun with it that I decided that I'd let other people read it.

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Turning Points by Alathea2 reviews
He was created to be one of the greatest tacticians Cybertron has ever seen. He was destined to become Second in Command of the Autobots; a friend, tactical advisor and confidant to Optimus Prime. Every story, every life, is made up of a series of turning points that set the course for the future. Prowl's journey from Lead Decepticon Tactician to Autobot SIC is no different.
Transformers - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 57 - Words: 458,958 - Reviews: 1583 - Favs: 391 - Follows: 375 - Updated: 2/13 - Published: 11/3/2012
Reality by LovelyAmberLight reviews
A more realistic story of a whovian getting stuck in the "Doctor Who" universe. This isn't the typical "Yay, I met the Doctor" story. If you suddenly found out the Doctor was real, wouldn't you be a little scared? That would mean all the monsters were real too! WARNING: Trying the first quick chapter, may result in who-fic addiction. (Not responsible for binge reading) :)
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 191,941 - Reviews: 524 - Favs: 390 - Follows: 517 - Updated: 1/27 - Published: 11/21/2013 - 9th Doctor, 10th Doctor, Rose T., OC
Confessions of a Blue Box by Saphura reviews
"The TARDIS is more than a machine, it's... it's like a person." Short tidbits from the TARDIS's point of view.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 92 - Words: 34,199 - Reviews: 587 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 1/26 - Published: 2/25/2012 - TARDIS
The Long Road Home by Rose's.wings reviews
The war for Cybertron continues and things have gone from bad to worse to weird in no time flat. Not only are the Decepticons abruptly stronger but something's wrong with the planet itself! And then there's that strange man that saw Aria in the bath...
Transformers - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 51 - Words: 380,333 - Reviews: 426 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 100 - Updated: 7/1/2014 - Published: 1/24/2012 - Bumblebee, Optimus Prime - Complete
Bling by say hello to the angels reviews
Of all the things that the Doctor and Rose thought would be the downfall of the Daleks, a winning lottery ticket wasn't one of them.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,342 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/17/2013 - 10th Doctor, Rose T., Daleks - Complete
As the Skies Open by Rays of Color reviews
AS THE SKIES OPEN IS NOW COMPLETE! Hiccup adjusts to her new life, but there is a little more in store for her than she realized... A retelling of the HTTYD story, but with a female Hiccup. Meant to explore some 'missed' scenes, and give more insight into various characters. Sticks to story line, but is different enough to be fresh. NOT a summary of the movie. THANK YOU GUYS! :)
How to Train Your Dragon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 34 - Words: 123,443 - Reviews: 695 - Favs: 789 - Follows: 350 - Updated: 12/7/2012 - Published: 9/13/2011 - Hiccup, Toothless - Complete
Through a Cybercat's Optics by Lunar Mist reviews
I just wanted to get home before curfew. Was that really too much to ask? Now, I'm stuck as a cybercat, and to make matters worse, I was adopted! By a mech, no less! Oh, and not just any mech. Optimus Prime. My life is so over. Just shoot me now. OP/OC
Transformers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 50 - Words: 257,860 - Reviews: 1403 - Favs: 536 - Follows: 318 - Updated: 11/5/2012 - Published: 5/21/2011 - Optimus Prime - Complete
More Than a Guardian by Alathea2 reviews
Following the hurtful breakup between Sam and Mikaela and the trying circumstances in ROTF, Sam and Bumblebee find themselves reaching out to each other for comfort. The result is not what anyone expected. Fluff, NO romantic paring. Rated T to be safe.
Transformers - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 35 - Words: 124,322 - Reviews: 455 - Favs: 315 - Follows: 303 - Updated: 11/2/2012 - Published: 11/12/2011 - Bumblebee, Sam W.
A Lesson in Name Calling by Elfpen reviews
Discovered half-burned, bewitched, partially drowned, smudged and buried amongst the notes of Camelot Court Archivist, Geoffrey of Monmouth, this tale unweaves the origin of two of the most integral terms in magical history. Oneshot.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,169 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 166 - Follows: 13 - Published: 2/21/2012 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
Ride to Suicide by Evil-Little-Leprechaun reviews
At the last moment the mare ducked her head down and skidded to a halt; her rider kept going, however, and crashed into the jump...
Heartland - Rated: T - English - Angst/Suspense - Chapters: 11 - Words: 19,186 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 1/11/2012 - Published: 3/6/2010
Stealth 2 Flight to home by StealthKaelly reviews
Two years after EDI's sacrifice, he gets a new chance with new life. Together with Ben, his creator and others he will face the new danger and enemies. This time they need make a strong bond to endure, because danger will come from Keith's own past.
Stealth - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 52 - Words: 193,658 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12/12/2011 - Published: 12/22/2008
What if? by raptrdragon reviews
What if EDI had been stopped before going completely rogue that day? How would things have gone differently for Ben's team and the world's first sentient fighter jet? AU after a certain point.
Stealth - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 626 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/10/2011
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Shrink reviews
Okay, so I probably should have guessed that my parents wouldn't believe it when I told them that I'd gone traveling through time and space inside a small blue box. I just didn't expect them to think I was legitimately insane.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,491 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/15/2014 - Complete
The Doctor's Visit reviews
Lena sat alone in the examination room, dreading what her doctor would say about her continually failing vision. The door opened, admitting a strange man with floppy brown hair and dressed in a tweed jacket and slacks. Lena frowned, perplexed. This was certainly not HER doctor.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,368 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/15/2013 - Complete
I Will Not Bow reviews
The scream of the jet's engines was deafeningly loud, even through my soundproofed helmet. The entire airframe vibrated with readiness as the plane strained against its brakes. The same eagerness and excitement coursed through me as I finished my pre-flight checklist. This was what I had spent the last year training for: the chance to fly an F/A-37 Talon.
Stealth - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,333 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/14/2013