Cactus Wren
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Joined 08-28-03, id: 446233, Profile Updated: 09-02-12
Author has written 10 stories for Myst/Riven, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

I live in the American Southwest surrounded by scorpions and Mormons. I am an omnivorous reader. I am something of a knitting snob: I tend to look down on oversized needles, "instant gratification" knitting, and eyelash, glitzy, or other novelty yarns. Merino, please, in interesting colorways. Handpaints are nice.

In absolutely no false humility, I cannot think of a single other thing to write about myself that would be of the remotest imaginable interest to anyone who does not know me.


"As a confirmed melancholic, I can testify that the best and maybe only antidote for melancholia is action. However, like most other melancholics, I suffer also from sloth." -- Edward Abbey

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Dumbledore's Army and the Year of Darkness by Thanfiction reviews
Originally posted as the Dumbledore's Army Series: A novel following Neville and the D.A. through the 7th year at Hogwarts under the reign of Snape and the Carrows. Contains ALL previously posted sections.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 256,506 - Reviews: 1785 - Favs: 3,364 - Follows: 706 - Updated: 6/15/2008 - Published: 6/11/2008 - Neville L. - Complete
A Little Problem by Leda74 reviews
A visit to the Mended Drum results in some unwelcome attentions for Donna and a whole lot of trouble for the Doctor. Discworld crossover.
Crossover - Doctor Who & Discworld - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 8 - Words: 9,270 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 6/12/2008 - Published: 5/27/2008 - 10th Doctor, Donna N., Sam Vimes, Wee Mad Arthur - Complete
Let Them Fade by Tethered Serpent reviews
An entirely different take on the genetics problem that is at the heart of the WIKTT Marriage Law Challenge. Warning: this is not an MLC.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,754 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/17/2004 - Hermione G., Severus S.
Severus Snape and the SexEd Snafu by Grindylowe reviews
If you're going to read this, for the love of God do it safely.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,457 - Reviews: 286 - Favs: 408 - Follows: 41 - Published: 10/31/2001 - Severus S. - Complete
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A Matter of Process
All children at about age five become oddly fascinated with the process of human reproduction - even Yeesha. Atrus and Katran get to deal with the HARDEST question. Implicit mature content, lightly handled.
Myst/Riven - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 621 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/23/2010 - Yeesha
Anlage reviews
Achenar and Sirrus find a hidden journal of their father's, and learn a secret they wish they hadn't. Implicit mature content.
Myst/Riven - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,166 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/10/2009 - Achenar, Sirrus
From Myst Island: First meeting
A vignette on first impressions.
Myst/Riven - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 227 - Published: 4/3/2008
Dear Cousin reviews
Prequel to Revelation: Yeesha writes to her father's best friend, detailing the routine of her day, what she does, and what she thinks about. Contemporary and period versions!
Myst/Riven - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,146 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 3/23/2006 - Published: 3/11/2006
From Tomahna: Near midnight reviews
A happier counter to the From K'veer pieces: Atrus the loving father, addressing his daughter. Winner of the MYSTcommunity Myst Writing Challenge.
Myst/Riven - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 779 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/9/2006 - Complete
Handoff reviews
Events immediately following the end of Uru Prime. Someone's got to take over this responsibility.
Myst/Riven - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,000 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/19/2005 - Complete
From K'veer 2: Sleeping Sitting Up reviews
Trying to focus on a book, and failing ... A companion piece to Thoughts Never Put to Paper.
Myst/Riven - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 722 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/20/2005 - Complete
Two Drabbles reviews
About Jack and his relationships to Elizabeth and Will.
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 209 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Published: 8/1/2005
Thoughts Never Put to Paper reviews
From K'veer: thoughts of a man too alone for too long. An internal monologue.
Myst/Riven - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 501 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/8/2005 - Complete
Exile: a sardonic journal reviews
I did not journal Myst. My Riven journal is too sporadic for public reading. I've been told, though, that my Exile journal is amusing. Herewith ...
Myst/Riven - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 633 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/23/2005