Helen Fayle
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Joined 07-05-03, id: 413077, Profile Updated: 10-04-15
Author has written 18 stories for Doctor Who, Labyrinth, and Captain Harlock.

Back in the last days of the 20th C, I was the co-editor of the Charity anthologies "Perfect Timing" and "Perfect Timing 2", as well as a contributor to the anthologies "Missing Pieces", "Tales of the Solar System" and "Walking in Eternity". I also published fiction in the fanzine "Eye of Orion", and the small press Faction Paradox anthology "The Book of the War" edited by Lawrence Miles. For my sins I was also the author of an inexplicably popular "Labyrinth" sequel called "Dark Labyrinth". Which was written purely as a "take that" to some truly awful Jareth/Sarah fics around at the time. Ah well...

All of this was over a decade ago, and I make no apologies for a 10-year case of writers' block brought on by studying Japanese in the interim and watching and reading way, waaaay too much Leijiverse material. Japanese has played havoc with my writing style, but hopefully no-one will hold it against me. Much. I'm also a huge fan of both Nagai Go and Ishinomori Shotaro, but thus far I've managed to restrain any impulses to write fanfic featuring either Kamen Rider Ichi-go or the psychos who pilot Dynamic Pro's super robots, having found that if I lie down for a bit, they go away. Besides - Kamen Rider SPIRITS and Shin Mazinger are way more awesome than I could ever be...

The Days After by pollywantsa reviews
What happened in the dark space between the destruction of the Earth and the Arcadia's rebirth? (2013 movie-verse)
Captain Harlock - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,750 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/22 - Complete
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Frozen Harvest reviews
After the events of the 2013 Harlock film, it seems the Arcadia's new captain is going to get thrown in at the deep end. So... now this is underway, here's the premise:given the lack of a habitable Earth, and some of the major character revisions made in the film - just how could some of the linked storylines in the Leijiverse play out...?
Captain Harlock - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 13 - Words: 73,298 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/25 - Published: 9/17 - Yama/Logan, Kei Yuki/Nausicaa
A Book of Taliesin prequel, based in the Battlefield alternate universe from the 7th Doctor's era. Merlin finds himself trapped in a crystal cave, where time is running backwards... but to what end - or beginning?
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,651 - Published: 11/23 - Complete
Forever Autumn
My favourite journalist, in a little Faction Paradox story set partly in the 11 Day Empire from 2002 I thought lost forever on my hard drive. BBC books based canon, with a couple of historical domain characters I'm extremely fond of, the little scamps...
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,410 - Published: 11/1 - Sarah Jane S. - Complete
By Any Means Necessary reviews
This is what happens when I've come across one too many slash fics with a certain pairing... I needed an antidote, and you have been warned! Incidentally, this is a totally stand-alone bit of "what if", and is in no way related to my ongoing continuity...
Captain Harlock - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,220 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/21 - Harlock/Albator, Yama/Logan - Complete
Sympathy for the Devil
A series of Drabble Challenge responses first posted on ADWC late 2003early 2004... some knowledge of the books from the BBC around that time, and the Book of the War by Lawrence Miles would be a distinct advantage...! A silly little exercise, but fun to
Doctor Who - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,788 - Published: 7/20/2005 - Complete
The Invisible City reviews
Set in the Alternate Universe created in Battlefield. Part of a long-running sequence using DW as myth rather than straight "fanfic", and plunders the books and the Faction Paradox spin-off series. NB: This is a direct sequel to "Firebird"
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 118,499 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/28/2003 - Complete
Seeking the planet Breceliande, lost to the Alliance for centuries, Taliesin finds that not all legends are exactly what they seem.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 28,452 - Published: 8/9/2003 - Complete
Another oldie, rather apocryphal now. Another funeral, a few goodbyes. A stand-alone sequel to Mags Halliday's "Even Roses Die" (Not archived)
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 870 - Published: 7/31/2003 - Complete
The Birth of Kastchei the Deathless
(c) 2002. Set in the "Battlefield" inspired Book of Taliesin alt-verse. A folk-tale of the planet Skazki, concerning the arrival of a familiar character... (Trad. Arr. for the Book of Taliesin by H Fayle, to a theme by D McIntee.)
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 986 - Published: 7/31/2003 - Complete
The Shape of Fire
First published in Eye of Orion, (c) 2001/02. Set in the "Battlefield" inspired Book of Taliesin alt-verse. Chasing legends, Taliesin and Vivienne find rather more than they bargained for...
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,436 - Published: 7/31/2003 - Complete
Here be Dragons
First published in Perfect Timing 2, 1999. Set in the "Battlefield" inspired Book of Taliesin alt-verse. A fireside tale, a little speculation, and some navel gazing from our reluctant hero...
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,511 - Published: 7/31/2003 - Complete
First published on the Day of the Daleks convention website. Set in the "Battlefield" inspired universe of the Book of Taliesin, our intrepid hero and heroine find that a routine investigation brings back old memories...
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,283 - Published: 7/31/2003 - Complete
Listen, Learn, Read On
Originally published 1999. The second "interlude" that formed the basis for the "Book of Taliesin" cycle. Follows on directly from "Nine Queens". All Book of Taliesin tales can be seen in context on the author's website, where additional background material is also available.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,653 - Published: 7/30/2003 - Complete
Nine Queens reviews
Originally published 1998, and inspired by "Battlefield" and a scene from "Alien Bodies" - the story the started the "Book of Taliesin" cycle.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 375 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/30/2003 - Complete
Bedlam reviews
The Doctor and Sarah's holiday on an unoccupied planet is cut short by a mysterious, unseen force... Previously published in "Missing Pieces"
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,401 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/26/2003 - Complete
Lost and Found reviews
First published on adwc, Jan 99. A piece of extreme silliness inspired by the news that a long lost episode of "The Crusades" had been found, and sold at auction.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,146 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/26/2003 - Complete
Dark Labyrinth reviews
First published 1999 on the Labyfic mailing list. Three years after the events of the film, Sarah finds herself once again drawn back into the world of the Labyrinth, when both it and its enigmatic ruler are threatened by a powerful foe...
Labyrinth - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 54,313 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 9 - Published: 7/26/2003 - Complete
Thorns reviews
Reflections on mortality and Immortality, when the Doctor visits a dying Morgaine (takes place 20 years after "Battlefield")
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,368 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/5/2003 - Complete