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Joined 07-27-03, id: 426312, Profile Updated: 02-20-10
Author has written 56 stories for Battlestar Galactica, Stargate: Atlantis, and Lancer.

British, living in London, two cats and a husband to rear, no kids. Obviously ageing - given the writing of choice is a TV programme from more than 30 years ago, maybe I should just own up and say, I'm obviously old. I'll only be posting the milder stuff here, I think, as ff.net is a bit picky. So you get the lighter ones where I'm trying to be funny. The hotter, very long and angsty stuff's at my own site, www.celestialdome.com. Feedback always welcome. That way I learn.

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The Best Revenge by Arsinoe de Blassenville reviews
AU. Yes, the old Snape retrieves Harry from the Dursleys formula. I just had to write one. Everything changes, because the best revenge is living well. T for Mentor Snape's occasional naughty language. Supportive Minerva. Over three million hits!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 47 - Words: 213,669 - Reviews: 5843 - Favs: 5,982 - Follows: 3,365 - Updated: 9/10/2011 - Published: 3/9/2009 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
The Stray by shsculptor reviews
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you can't get it to come out right. Or can you?
Lancer - Rated: K+ - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39,871 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/28/2011
The Scruff Factor by JastaElf reviews
How DID Aragorn come to be neat & tidy for Elrond's Council? Ch. 7, The Long Awaited Scruffilogue: in which a squirrely evening is had by all, Dwarves learn not to drop eaves, and Legolas courts doom by going to bed early. This story is finally complete!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 40,871 - Reviews: 512 - Favs: 559 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 4/2/2005 - Published: 10/13/2002 - Aragorn, Legolas - Complete
When Shadow Touches Home by daw the minstrel reviews
Shadow spreads in the Woodland Realm and in the family of the king. The death of Legolas's mother separates his family members just when they need one another most. Chapter 11. Not Alone. Story Complete.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 63,442 - Reviews: 268 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/28/2003 - Published: 7/27/2003 - Legolas - Complete
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Sam Jenkins : Five Facts reviews
Five things you never knew about Lancer's favourite doctor.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 655 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/16/2014 - Complete
Hackamore 13 : California reviews
Journalist Charles Nordhoff is sent to California by Harpers Monthly Magazine to write an article lauding the new Transcontinental Railway. He meets Scott Lancer on the way.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 10 - Words: 47,136 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/1/2014 - Published: 7/13/2012 - Complete
Put Asunder reviews
An episode tag for Prodigal: the history of the Dane and Lancer families, set during the goldrush of 1849/1850 - or why Maria left home and took Johnny with her. This will, eventually, slot into the Hackamore series, but not for several stories down the line.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 7 - Words: 35,366 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/23/2013 - Published: 5/13/2013
Flies and Spiders reviews
Teresa comes to think about how close she came to ruin, thanks to her loving stepfather forcing her into a saloon girl's role. A response to the Lancer Writer's challenge to use the chapter titles of "The Hobbit" as inspiration. An episode tag for Angel Day and her Sunshine Girls.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,133 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/28/2013 - Complete
W&G 4 : Every Sinner's Future reviews
The fourth and last of the Whore and the Gunfighter series of tags for the first season episode, Foley. The dust has settled, the Foleys are dead or awaiting trial, and Polly has given birth to Martha. And now she must decide what her future is going to be.
Lancer - Rated: T - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,102 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/2/2013 - Complete
Hackamore 04 : Shoes In The Jewel Box reviews
Murdoch's elder son is coming home - he doesn't know what the younger one is doing. Murdoch prepares for Scott's arrival, and remembers the past.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,738 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/22/2013 - Complete
Bah! Humbug reviews
In which Ebenezer Lancer learns to embrace life and Christmas, helped along by three Spirits. With apologies to Mr Dickens, whose greatness I freely acknowledge.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 5 - Words: 36,075 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/23/2012 - Published: 12/19/2012
The Mysterious Affair of the Purloined Suspenders reviews
With deep apologies to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, here is my answer to the challenge to write a Lancer whodunnit. Holmes and Watson will never be the same again.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,050 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/24/2012 - Complete
Feathers 3 : Hope Sings reviews
Johnny talks to Grady. A tag for Shadow of A Dead Man. Third in the Feathers Series
Lancer - Rated: K+ - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,965 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/26/2012 - Complete
Hackamore 02 : One More Silver Dollar reviews
After escaping from the Rurales, Johnny heads north west, to California and what's waiting for him there.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,902 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/19/2012 - Complete
Feathers 2 : The Day's Most Quiet Need reviews
A follow up to Candle in the Sun. Jessamie in introspective mood.
Lancer - Rated: T - English - Western/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,418 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/23/2012 - Complete
Feathers 1 : Candle In The Sun reviews
What makes the world go around, apparently. And here's me thinking that it's the conservation of angular momentum, or something. A tag for Shadow of a Dead Man
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,185 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/13/2012 - Complete
Written On Water reviews
Light and sunset and a smidgeon of romance. An unusual PoV
Stargate: Atlantis - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,324 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/20/2011 - John S., Rodney M. - Complete
Dying To Live reviews
Adjusting to a new life at Lancer. An unusual PoV
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,095 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/12/2011 - Complete
Compliments reviews
A very tongue-in-cheek look at one reason why Scott stayed. An AU tag to the pilot episode The High Riders
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,644 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/2/2011 - Complete
Hackamore 09 : Tabula Rasa reviews
A tag for the High Riders. Scott talks through the pros and cons of staying at Lancer.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,796 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/28/2011 - Complete
W&G 3 : Melted Into Air, Into Thin Air reviews
The third of The Whore And The Gunfighter series, following Scent Of Sandalwood and Green Tussore And Roses, all episode tags for season 1's Foley. Polly marries Frank Foley and heads west.
Lancer - Rated: T - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,706 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/5/2011 - Complete
Sisters Under The Skin reviews
A story about a sense of place, and belonging.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,784 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/14/2011 - Complete
Hackamore 07 : Barranca reviews
One of the hacienda's defenders watches Johnny's wild ride. A tag for High Riders.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,578 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/29/2011 - Complete
Driving The Chariot reviews
Or five times Johnny Lancer shows some sense, and one time he doesn't.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,931 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/25/2011 - Complete
The Genius Of Fools reviews
Well, there's silence. And sometimes there's handcuffs. John correlates the two.
Stargate: Atlantis - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,661 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Published: 3/6/2011 - John S., Rodney M. - Complete
Baa Baa Bathtime reviews
A touch of voyeurism. A light-hearted tag to The Lion and the Lamb.
Lancer - Rated: T - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 519 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/18/2011
W&G 1 : The Scent of Sandalwood reviews
A companion piece to Green Tussore, With Roses; a tag for the episode Foley.
Lancer - Rated: T - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,553 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/16/2011 - Complete
Hackamore 06 : Auld Acquaintance reviews
A minor character gets to meet an old acquaintance. It won't end well. An episode tag for The High Riders.
Lancer - Rated: T - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,236 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/21/2011 - Complete
Hackamore 12 : Trade Secrets reviews
This family thing-what is it, exactly? Johnny observes, Scott talks; and somehow they get to know each other. Episode tag for the High Riders and Blood Rock.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 13 - Words: 63,648 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 12/19/2010 - Published: 10/17/2010 - Complete
Anchor reviews
A ritual. Or how to stop being a sunflower, turning your face to that Starbuckian sun.
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,023 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/12/2010 - Complete
In Memoriam reviews
Atlantis has always been a dangerous place, a perilous place. There's a silence in its deep places that shouts of the weight of years and knowledge and arrogant power. Tag for The Siege. Mild McKay/Sheppard.
Stargate: Atlantis - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,427 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Published: 4/7/2010 - John S., Rodney M. - Complete
A Fine Romance reviews
Rodney is, on the whole, a bad boyfriend. He is, they say, quite possibly the worst boyfriend in two entire galaxies. Mild McKay/Sheppard
Stargate: Atlantis - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,852 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/7/2010 - John S., Rodney M. - Complete
The Old Maid's Tale reviews
The story of a greeny-yallery dress. Dorrie Cutler's spent her youth looking after her father and brother, then Johnny Madrid rides into McCall's Crossing. An episode tag for The Kid.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 6 - Words: 27,233 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/28/2010 - Published: 2/20/2010 - Complete
Little Lights
A dead civilisation and guilt. Mild Dietra/Bree, Apollo/Starbuck. Follows 'Waitin' for the names'.
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,212 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/16/2009 - Complete
WormsEye View reviews
Cultural exchanges with alien species - always a lot of fun. Apollo/Starbuck implied
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,959 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/7/2009
WideWaving Wings
BSG meets Steampunk, and a little declaration fic. Apollo/Starbuck
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,137 - Published: 8/7/2009
Painted Full of Tongues
Rumour and gossip - Apollo's oblivious to it all. Or is he?
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,206 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/7/2009
Stopping At The Skin reviews
Adama is really quite ruthless about wanting to marry off his son. He'll even change the law to make it happen.
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,413 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/7/2009
Waitin' For The Names
The aftermath of the Destruction, from an outsider's POV. The precursor to "Little Lights".
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,645 - Published: 8/7/2009 - Complete
The Fair Young Man reviews
Starbuck, the Fair Young Man of Sonnet 29, is in a little bit of disgrace and needs a little comfort.
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,954 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/7/2009 - Complete
Hackamore 03 : Fancy Dan reviews
Scott gets an invitation, and sets off on a journey across a continent. Extended tag to the pilot, the High Riders.
Lancer - Rated: K+ - English - Western - Chapters: 3 - Words: 23,469 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 8/7/2009 - Published: 8/4/2009 - Complete
W&G 2: Green Tussore, With Roses reviews
Some insight into the life of a dancehall girl, or how to become a character in a dime novel. Episode tag.
Lancer - Rated: T - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,673 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/23/2009 - Complete
Hackamore 01 : Benedictus reviews
The first of the Hackamore Series. A revolution, down Mexico way...
Lancer - Rated: K+ - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,117 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/10/2009 - Complete
Hackamore 11 : Parchment and Old Ink reviews
The partnership deed is signed - a tag for the first episode.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,513 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/16/2009 - Complete
Hackamore 10 : Tamales and Beans reviews
The story continues, seen through the eyes of the ranch foreman - a tag for the pilot, High Riders.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 6 - Words: 33,962 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 10/7/2008 - Published: 9/27/2008 - Complete
Hackamore 08 : Second Opinion reviews
Sam Jenkins, the local doctor, arrives to deal with the aftermath of the battle for Lancer. A "what happens next" for the show's pilot.
Lancer - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,091 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Published: 9/14/2008 - Complete
Hackamore 05 : Pride and Prejudice reviews
Third in the Hackamore series, although the first to be written. A missing scene from The High Riders: an observer watches the reunion of father and sons. A response to a challenge about "first impressions".
Lancer - Rated: K+ - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,598 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/13/2008 - Complete
Baked Goods reviews
An episode tag to "Shadow of a Dead Man", in which Grady goes to school, Scott brings letters and a photograph and Jessamie bakes biscuits.
Lancer - Rated: T - English - Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,296 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/7/2008 - Complete
Empirical Data reviews
A tiny ficlet with very mild slash. The scientific approach: Rodney considers a Periodic Table of Kissing.
Stargate: Atlantis - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 567 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/10/2007 - John S., Rodney M. - Complete
Blue Touchpaper, Green Bees reviews
Even the best military strategist can get sidetracked by an exploding barn. Mild slash.
Stargate: Atlantis - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,783 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/3/2007 - John S., Rodney M. - Complete
Defining Gerunds reviews
Ronon integrates. Implied SheppardMcKay.
Stargate: Atlantis - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,420 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/20/2007 - Published: 9/10/2006 - Ronon D. - Complete
Yellow Flag reviews
Sickness and quarantine. Very mild ApolloStarbuck preslash.
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,873 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Published: 7/18/2006 - Complete
Fact File: Starbuck reviews
Original BSG. Mild ApolloStarbuck pairing ie mild slash. 50 things you didn't know about Starbuck.
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,044 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/21/2006 - Complete
Fact File : Apollo reviews
Original BSG. Mild ApolloStarbuck pairing ie mild slash. Fifty things you didn't know about Apollo.
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,478 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/21/2006 - Complete
Activity Holiday reviews
Original BSG. Implied slash - Apollo-Starbuck pairing. Starbuck gets back to Caprica for a vacation. Complete one shot
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,967 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 10/18/2004 - Published: 10/16/2004 - Complete
Because of Him
Original BSG. Starbuck is pining, Boomer suffers the emotional fallout. Apollo knows what's going on. Complete.
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,951 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/25/2004 - Complete
Rights and Responsibilities reviews
Original BSG. ApolloStarbuck implied. A little story, nothing very much, about making new beginnings after the Destruction. Or not, as the case may be. Complete.
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,743 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/22/2004 - Complete
Peace and Quiet reviews
Original BSG. A short vignette: Boomer watches Apollo and Starbuck squabbling - again. Complete. Warning: implied relationship between Apollo and Starbuck.
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,990 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/19/2004 - Complete
Tales from the Turboflush reviews
Original BSG. Apollo, Starbuck and oh! those teenage hormones! Mild slash, some teenage experimentation and the joys of fatherhood. Complete
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,514 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/14/2004 - Complete
Cant Take My Eyes Off Of You reviews
Original BSG. Apollo, Starbuck, a dancing club and an unusual competition. Mild slash - nothing explicit. Sadly, a songfic, but since ffnet are being such morons over using song lyrics, one without the song itself. Difficult, huh? Complete.
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,495 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/12/2004 - Complete