Midnightingale
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Joined 07-09-03, id: 416056
Author has written 5 stories for Labyrinth, X-Men: The Movie, Lawrence of Arabia, Movie X-overs, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

I'm an old hand at fan fiction. Stories of mine have been floating around the internet in various forms for years. Most of the stuff I have posted here is unfinished, and likely to remain that way. My earliest, and only completed work posted here, a "Labyrinth" fan fic childishly titled "Return of the King" is an example of something I first wrote ten years ago. If you can believe that! I look back at that story and cringe. It's so loose and wandering. The dialogue is horrible, and my foreshadowing is off, I'm under descriptive, and overly sentimental. I bring in elements that should have waited till later, my villian is weak. The whole thing stinks.

I like to think that my writing has improved considerably over the years. I hope so anyway, because I'm currently at work on my first novel. I've had one in me for a long time. Hopefully I've also gotten better and endings. (Never my strong point.) I'll probably never post any more stories here, I think I've moved beyond it. However, I believe that this site preforms a valuable service to up and coming writers learning to improve their craft. I will always be out there reading, and reviewing. When I critique, I do it honestly. Please know that if I'm a little harsh at times it's to make up for the blind leading the blind. Saying "Wow, that's really great, keep up the good work!" may be good for the ego, but it does little to help someone with their writing. If I do bother to review your work, know it's because I enjoyed it, and think a little honesty could improve it.

I'll leave you all with a few tips for writing a sucessful story.

Spelling. Everyone makes mistakes. Spell check won't catch everything. It's always a good idea to share your work for proofreading.

Grammer. Watch your sentance structure and punctuation. It can make or break a story. Especially where publishers are concerned.

Detail, Dialogue, Drama. If you have these three things in any shape or form you story won't fail to capture someone's imagination.

Research. Don't run into a story blind or you'll loose yourself. Take the time to do your homework. Everything is always better if you know what you're talking about. Keep notes.

Heart. Most important of all. Love your characters, love your settings. Know them better than you know yourself. Even the evil ones. Even minor characters. You'll have to answer questions in their voices. Carry them through strange places. If someone asks them a question you'll have to answer it in their voice.

Imagination. Mull things over for days if nessissary. There's nothing wrong with second, third, or even fourth drafts. Keep a note book handy. You may never know when something brilliant will suddenly strike you like a gail force wind.

Thanks for reading. I'm always around for advice.

Cheers Mates,

Midnightingale

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Reaching True Feelings by Son Christine reviews
*REWRITE IN PROGRESS* A feisty bookworm crosses paths with her professor in high school, a boundary most would find indecently inappropriate to cross. Love impairs judgment. C'est la vie.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 53 - Words: 148,283 - Reviews: 1204 - Favs: 324 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 9/28/2011 - Published: 8/29/2003 - Kenshin, Kaoru - Complete
Till I come back to you! by IansDestiny reviews
Complete Andrew returns to Frankie, but he's a different man. Revised and completed. If you've read the story before you may like some of the changes and look forward to the ending! Thank you for all of the reviews
Stigmata - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 9,094 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/3/2007 - Published: 7/24/2002 - Complete
The Water Nymph by Sarela Jade reviews
Entirely Leroux based. What REALLY happens when a Mary Sue wanders her way down to Erik's lair. Very, very dark and morbid.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,182 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/25/2007 - Erik - Complete
The Chorus Girl by Veritasa reviews
A chorus girl is saved by the Phantom, and forges a delicate relationship with him. As time passes their loyalties are tested and their ideals questioned as the world of the Opera swirls around them. COMPLETE. ErikOC. Precanon.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 68 - Words: 81,082 - Reviews: 460 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 1/18/2007 - Published: 10/30/2005 - Erik - Complete
Falling Into Grace by Lady Blackmour reviews
A crossover fic, TolkienVHD. The only daughter of Legolas is placed under D's protection. Can the purity of one elf maid dispel the long dark of a tortured soul? Finally updated: chapter 8.
Vampire Hunter D - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 26,403 - Reviews: 298 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 9/26/2006 - Published: 10/22/2002
Every New Beginning by Alainn reviews
The Weisss' trip back to Port Royal to visit the Turners stirs up memories for Gin and trouble for her daughter as she slowly discovers where she truly comes from. JG later
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 10,695 - Reviews: 172 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/31/2004 - Published: 9/18/2003
Return of the Sparrow by Kayden Eidyak reviews
Captain Jack Sparrow is free at last. But when he encouters a British ship that's been attacked, he and his crew are blamed. It's up to Jack and Will to prove his innocence and find the true culprits.
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,598 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/18/2004 - Published: 8/23/2003
What if by Bandit-Rahl reviews
What if the ship that blew up wasn't Rem's? What if she had actually lived on the planet? This is how and what happens when Vash finds out. I've just fixed some chapter 7 problems, so take a look. R&R! Don't spare my feelings!
Trigun - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 22,340 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/23/2003 - Published: 7/6/2003
A Corset for a Cutlass by GoldenHorizon reviews
When Captain Jack Sparrow goes to New Providence to celebrate his latest escape, he meets up with Anne Bonny, a restless wife waiting for her husband to return home... RR please
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 16,435 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/28/2003 - Published: 8/28/2003
Meet Virginia by Alainn reviews
Virginia Harold is a friend of Elizabeth's from England, come to visit Port Royal. Despite Will and Elizabeth's claims that not all pirates are so bad, she has no desire to meet one. But Will makes no guarantees and meet one she does. JackOC, lil WE
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 25,471 - Reviews: 317 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/18/2003 - Published: 8/7/2003
For the love of D by The Anti-Fan reviews
D saves a girl from her untimely death, which brings on unfamiliar feeling of love, lust and tension. Original characters, mixed in with some familiar ones.
Vampire Hunter D - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,592 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/15/2003 - Published: 6/15/2003
Love or Money by whereistruth reviews
Jack's presumptuous nature brings him face-to-face with a down-on-her-luck literature lover with nothing to lose and nothing to leave behind. NOW COMPLETE!
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 42,755 - Reviews: 500 - Favs: 215 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 9/8/2003 - Published: 8/7/2003 - Complete
Vampire Hunter D: Face the Truth by Yunni reviews
A tale of the courage to face one's past...and to face the truth about ones self... (last chapters are up...it was fun writting this and i hope you all enjoyed this fanfic also!)
Vampire Hunter D - Rated: T - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 7,527 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/4/2003 - Published: 4/10/2003
The Death of Children by Chauni reviews
Slipping back into thier lives for a quick heartbeat, Steve and Ghost are informed of their current standing in the world.
Poppy Z Brite - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,567 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 6/1/2002
The Light in the Dark by Ayla Valentine reviews
A tale of D after he met Doris and before the 2cd movie, when he encounters a young girl he'll never forget.
Vampire Hunter D - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 25,718 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 10 - Updated: 4/4/2002 - Published: 11/25/2001
Demon Seed by Addiction reviews
Eyes like Nia under a different name because I don't know what I want to call it yet. Lost Souls, Nothing fifty years later.
Poppy Z Brite - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,450 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/27/2001 - Published: 6/25/2001
Sweeping by Ghost2 reviews
Ghost and Steve....50 years later...
Poppy Z Brite - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 759 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/30/2001
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Beyond the Windward Passage reviews
Combining fact and fiction this story comes right out of history bringing you Anne Bonny as Jack Sparrows love intrest. William and Elizabeth have roles to play too in this action packed adventure of piracy and love.
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,216 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/24/2003 - Published: 8/29/2003
The Owls Are Not What They Seem reviews
A Labyrinth- Twin Peaks Crossover. Very Weird. Very Strange. Special Agents D.B. Cooper and P. Jefferies enter the labyrinth while working a case about missing babies. Insanity insues and they are faced with the menicing Goblin King Jareth. R for language
Movie X-overs - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,926 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/26/2003
Lawrence of Arabia reviews
A Poem about T.E. Lawrence. A Hero in his own time. A legend in all others.
Lawrence of Arabia - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 184 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/26/2003
Ghost From The Past reviews
Wolverine meets a Ghost from his past. Will she help him beyond the beast that was Weapon X? Based where the first movie left off but adding some of my favorite characters. Young Remy appears in this fic cos I love him. R&R Please.
X-Men: The Movie - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,716 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/26/2003 - Logan/Wolverine, Rogue
The Return of the King reviews
Jareth is in trouble, and Sarah is the only one who can help. How will her best friend deal with learining about Sarah past, and a few new sercets. FINISHED
Labyrinth - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,214 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/6/2003