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Author has written 13 stories for Haruhi Suzumiya series, Oh My Goddess!, Kokoro Connect/ココロコネクト, Gravity, Interstellar, Mushishi, Ef - A Fairy Tale of the Two, Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン, and Stargate: Atlantis.

When I was 7 years old a teacher's aide gave me a kid-level IQ test where I pegged its highest number. They wanted me to go from 2nd grade up to 5th. Luckily my mom said no, so I only went to 4th. It was still a big mistake, and I was isolated from all the 9 year-olds, learning to keep quiet and my head down, coasting under the radar, bored, sullen, and younger than everyone else, up into high school.

I was still pretty miserable, but then I discovered the world of computers and life started to get fun. I graduated with a degree in Computer Science and then worked on my Masters in a top-rated CS program at UIUC in Illinois. There I saw firsthand the invention of the web. I mean literally, my office was down the hall from where it all began. The famous browser wars of the 1990s started in that hallway: Mosaic (the origin of Spyglass and Internet Explorer) and its offshoot Netscape (the origin of Mozilla and Firefox). Today if you go to the front of the building where my office was you will see a bronze plaque monument on the front lawn of the place. It says. "The Web Browser Was Invented Here." (It's a bit of an exaggeration. They need to give Tim at CERN more credit.)

The computer revolution was in full swing. I bailed out from grad school when a government contractor dangled an obscene amount of money in front of my face to work at a new applied research facility for the US military. My love life was still a wreck so I had no problem leaving my mistakes behind. I remember my grad adviser was appalled. "You want to leave for money?" Like 'money' was a swear word or something. Big deal. It was a lot of money, and money can buy a lot of happiness. I never regretted it. Later I got involved fairly deep in spookworld, working at a certain heavy-duty computer-security contractor during the First Gulf War on some rather deep applied math theoretical class A orange book stuff on data containment. Then the Internet really took off, so I was placed on a team that wrote and sold the first "firewall" (coined by the movie WarGames) for a certain popular personal computer operating system made by a company in Seattle, before anyone else, including the folks in Seattle. Finally, with the dot-com crash looming on the horizon, I cashed out my stock options and bailed before the inevitable layoffs. I became an independent contractor, and I've been doing that (more or less) to this day.

I had a crazy romance. I took out a newspaper personal ad and received 50 responses, dated twelve, four disasters, four interesting, two serious, and one is now my SO. I think the secret was swapping out my coke-bottle eyeglasses for contact lenses, plus exercise and PMA. Still got my natural hair color, I'm getting looks again, and a new friend guessed I was 35. Yay!

No kids, just my cats, and that is just as well as my family history is pretty much all psych patients or wacky geniuses. My SO is also nuts (in a good way) and I love it.

I love being a white hat, chasing the hackers and catching them. It's like cops and robbers. They say I'm really good at it. All my life I have only worked for the good guys and have never been a black hat.

I will now confess a personal problem. I do know lately my IQ has been dropping. Age does that, and I can feel it. I really hope I never get Alzheimer's as it would be the most horrible kind of death I can imagine. That kind of makes me think I will get it, just for the irony of it. And there's a family history of it too, sigh.

It is one of the reasons I'm pushing out these fics. The first big fic is The Final Act of Haruki Suzumiya. Originally I planned to write one big honking huge epic sprawling galactic romance mystery super story. This story would have been my magnum opus, my Summa Theologica, of all my personal beliefs about life, the universe, and everything. It is unfinished and might never be completed.

To make things more manageable I broke up the big themes in Final Act into several smaller independent novel-length fics. My second big fic is The Fifth Kind of Love, which is based on the anime and manga series Oh! My Goddess!. It is my comedic take on Final Act. The story told in Fifth Kind is the simpler and more emotional part, the 'right-brain' tale so to speak, in contrast to the huge sprawling SF story in Final Act.

The sequel to Fifth Kind is called After Ragnarök. It is a fun roller-coaster ride through cosmology and ontology, and it can be read as a standalone tale if you wish. (FKOL has a bittersweet ending that sets up AR.) It is my 'left-brain' tale and is far more technical and philosophical, diving fairly deep into epistemology and ontology. To make my philosophical arguments I cite recent results in cosmological physics and quantum mechanics, with some advanced mathematics thrown in (e.g., the transfinite number theory of Georg Cantor, Gödelian logic systems, and how your position on Atheism versus Deism basically boils down to your position on the Continuum Hypothesis). Don't worry, I translate all the heavy math for you into plain English in the dialogs.

My fourth big fic is The Heart Connection, which is based on the anime series Kokoro Connect. It tries to follow a middle path between the comedy, the drama, and the philosophy stuff (not too light, not too heavy). It is a conventional high-school romance tale that follows two boys and three girls into adulthood. It tackles a couple of very old philosophical questions: The Problem of Evil and Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen to Good People? The story has received effusive reviews (wow, thank you) and is my personal favorite.

My most recently completed novel-length fic is SAO: Nobody Dies, which is based on the anime series Sword Art Online. The story explores what would have happened differently if nobody had actually died while playing the VR game. It is my fans' favorite story and has received some very nice reviews (again, thank you).

My current ongoing big fic is The Guardian of Atlantis, which is based on the TV show Stargate: Atlantis. It explores what would have happened differently if a single ancient Atlantean had survived the Atlantis-Wraith war.

I will remain anonymous. You can PM me, but don't try to find me. I'm not on Facebook or anything like that. Although I am in Wikipedia in a few places and a bit famous for something I can't discuss due to danger to my anonymity, you won't connect any of that to me here. And if you do figure out who I am, please PM and we can chat, but I beg you to please keep my identity secret.

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Stargate Atlantis - Legacy by Lady Mayrid reviews
Episode I: Nine months after their return to Pegasus, Atlantis is desperate. Increased wraith attacks and IOA scheming have left the city barely stable. But when the aid General O'Neil sends them turns out to be a woman from Sheppard's past, her arrival has resounding consequences that may prove invaluable or, they might just make everything worse...
Stargate: Atlantis - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 272,855 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 132 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 7/16/2022 - Published: 9/28/2015 - John S., E. Lorne, Todd, OC
For the Last Time by KayValo87 reviews
McKay goes on a mission with another team and comes back with an injury. John is determined to find out what happened, and more importantly why no one seems to care.
Stargate: Atlantis - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,077 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/28/2019 - Rodney M., John S. - Complete
The Inexpressible by Waffleness reviews
Nagato attempts to express herself in the only way she knows how. Meanwhile, Kyon comes to terms with his alien friend. Set after The Wavering.
Haruhi Suzumiya series - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,549 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 90 - Updated: 5/30/2019 - Published: 8/10/2015 - [Kyon, Yuki N.] Haruhi S., Itsuki K.
Miso Soup by Jae B reviews
Our lives take many twist and turns, but our own decisions determine our fate.
Kokoro Connect/ココロコネクト - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,134 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/22/2016 - H. Inaba, Iori N., Taichi Y. - Complete
The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by I'mNotGivingMyNameToAMachine reviews
Oahu, 2054. Rosie has been on a special assignment from the Supreme Flagship for ten years: Observe, study and document human behavior while seamlessly blending in with them. This will prove most difficult once she crosses paths with the most fascinating human she's ever seen: A misanthropic, crippled, alcoholic, chain smoking war hero. This odd pair may just change the world.
Arpeggio of Blue Steel/蒼き鋼のアルペジオ - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 64,925 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 155 - Updated: 4/1/2016 - Published: 1/18/2016 - OC
The Women's Point of View by Ronnie K reviews
Story collection about the women in Tatsuya's life and how they view him.
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei/魔法科高校の劣等生 - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 28,324 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 204 - Follows: 210 - Updated: 12/24/2014 - Published: 8/9/2014
Keiichi's Faith by pizzigri reviews
Keiichi's naivety and pureness of heart causes him extreme harm, leading Belldandy to react in a way that will bring upon herself the harshest of punishments. Will their Love withstand the ultimate test? Chapter 9 up! NOTE: Ch. 3, 5 and 8 may be a bit graphic. Please review!
Oh My Goddess! - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 42,336 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 11/1/2014 - Published: 4/5/2012 - Belldandy, Keiichi M., Peorth
The Two Bays by reminiscent-afterthought reviews
[Afterstory, alternate ending] The girl from the other world was supposed to disappear and Tomoya was supposed to live a happy life with his family. Except somehow the girl from the other world has somehow entered their own and the tragic past that Tomoya thought he'd left behind could once again become reality...
Clannad - Rated: T - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,361 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/5/2014 - Published: 2/24/2014 - Ushio O., Tomoya O., Garbage Doll - Complete
Divinity's Prayer by Sombereyes reviews
Even a goddess can have a wish, but, if she prays, will someone answer?
Oh My Goddess! - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,179 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 12 - Published: 2/24/2014 - [Belldandy, Keiichi M.] - Complete
The Peach Girl by Ballerina.Embers reviews
Ginko is rescued and is forced to stay within a small residence until the snow melts. He learns from the girl who saved him, as well as the secret as to how to keep the mushi at bay.
Mushishi - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,619 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/26/2009 - Complete
Can You Make A Miracle? by Z.N. Singer reviews
An alternate ending for Kanon 06. Of magic, miracles, and a ball...catch!
Kanon - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,922 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/5/2008 - Complete
ReiBane by DeadGuyKai reviews
Rei awakens one day to find herself in a strange new world. Has Instrumentality taken an unexpected turn? Crossover with Haibane Renmei. Chapter 15 is now up! Constructive feedback is always welcome!
Crossover - Evangelion & Haibane Renmei - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 93,981 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 10/7/2007 - Published: 5/28/2006 - Rei A., Rakka
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The Guardian of Atlantis reviews
The Guardian was left behind to protect the city until her people returned. After waiting for millennia she finally despaired, only to be re-awakened unexpectedly by strange humans from Earth who had shockingly interbred with her own race. Upset and confused, she takes control of the city from the humans as she plans her revenge against the Wraith. AU starting at ep 4.
Stargate: Atlantis - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 234,200 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 153 - Updated: 7/3/2020 - Published: 11/12/2018 - [Rodney M., OC] Elizabeth W., John S.
SAO: Nobody Dies reviews
Kazuto slowly opened his eyes. He saw a petite girl sitting next to his hospital bed. She smiled and said, "Welcome back. It's me, Sachi. I've been taking care of you." Oh dear, Asuna is not going to like this. AU starting at episode 14. COMPLETE
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 149,684 - Reviews: 197 - Favs: 449 - Follows: 383 - Updated: 7/29/2018 - Published: 7/28/2017 - Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y., Sachi, Leafa/Suguha K. - Complete
The Final Act of Haruki Suzumiya reviews
It has been 12 years since Kyon made his fateful decision to leave the world of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. Kyon and Haruhi are now raising a family. One day Kyon's young female counterpart suddenly appears on their doorstep, the sole survivor of an armageddon that has destroyed her world. Kyonko is alone. Kyon then helps her with a crisis that could end the multiverse.
Haruhi Suzumiya series - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 49,702 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 11/28/2016 - Published: 4/28/2013 - [Haruhi S., Kyon, Yuki N.]
ef - A Tale of Mysteries reviews
It has been five years since the events in ef - A Tale of Melodies. All five couples have fallen apart: Chihiro's marriage to Renji is troubled, Nagi can't make Himura move on, Mizuki has buried Kuze, Kei has lost Kyosuke, and Miyako has divorced Hiro. Are all the couples doomed to sadness? Or can the angel Yuuko help them find happiness once again?
Ef - A Fairy Tale of the Two - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 13,717 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 4/15/2015 - Published: 2/28/2015 - [Yuuko A., Yuu H.] [Chihiro S., Renji A.]
The Heart Connection reviews
Sometimes opposites really do attract. Taichi and Inaba are newlyweds. But the young couple will soon be tested again by Heartseed in ways beyond their imagination. And after the tragedy that befell Yui, Aoki, and Iori, will their fate be same? Or can they finally defeat their unseen enemy and live happily ever after? COMPLETE
Kokoro Connect/ココロコネクト - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 142,609 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 2/3/2015 - Published: 10/21/2013 - [H. Inaba, Taichi Y.] [Y. Aoki, Yui K.] - Complete
The Master of the Hill reviews
After surviving a near-fatal attack by a dangerous mushi, Ginko finds himself recuperating in a high and remote cabin under the care of a strange girl with white hair and green eyes. During his rehabilitation he learns the girl's secrets and of the future being prepared for him. But will he accept or reject his fate? COMPLETE.
Mushishi - Rated: T - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,471 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 12/6/2014 - Published: 12/5/2014 - Ginko, Tanyuu K., OC - Complete
The Dying of the Light reviews
When Cooper crossed the event horizon of Gargantua he found the most powerful force in the entire universe. One-shot.
Interstellar - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,611 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 13 - Published: 11/10/2014 - Cooper, Murph C., TARS - Complete
After Ragnarök reviews
Ragnarök has happened. All of the first class goddesses and demons in both Valhalla and Niflheim are now gone. The strongest surviving goddess, Skuld, now runs Heaven. She is tall and beautiful. For guidance in her new role she calls upon the wisest person she knows: Keiichi Morisato. But there is also a new enemy. COMPLETE
Oh My Goddess! - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 194,522 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 9/2/2014 - Published: 8/20/2013 - [Keiichi M., Skuld] - Complete
The Fifth Kind of Love reviews
Everybody knows that Peorth is the embodiment of the third kind of love, called eros. I am the fourth kind, called agape, and of course Belldandy is the fifth kind, called [redacted]. Just before my cool epic heroic death, as my life flashed before my eyes, I had an epiphany about that last one, the fifth kind. Let me explain. COMPLETE
Oh My Goddess! - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 30 - Words: 99,412 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 6/13/2014 - Published: 7/14/2013 - [Keiichi M., Lind] - Complete
Matt Tells a Story reviews
Matt tells Doctor Stone another one of his tall tales. One-shot.
Gravity - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 558 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/24/2013 - [M. Kowalski, R. Stone] - Complete
Oh! My Angel Yuko! reviews
Yu Himura has never gotten over the death of the love of his life, Yuko Amamiya, nor his helplessness to save her from her shocking and tragic fate. Four years after that traumatic experience he remains alone. He enrolls at the Nekomi Institute of Technology to study Architecture. Then one day in his dorm room he dials the wrong phone number while ordering a pizza...
Crossover - Oh My Goddess! & Ef - A Fairy Tale of the Two - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,854 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/13/2013 - Yuu H., Yuuko A. - Complete
The Memories of Haruki Suzumiya reviews
It has been 65 years since Kyon made his fateful decision to leave the world of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. Haruhi has passed away. Kyon is on his deathbed. Kyonko is now the matriarch of a great family. Kyon and his female counterpart reminisce of their many adventures together, and they say their final goodbyes.
Haruhi Suzumiya series - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,154 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/30/2013 - Kyon, Kyon's Sister - Complete
The Realization of Haruki Suzumiya reviews
It has been 8 years since Kyon made his fateful decision to leave the world of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. Kyon and Haruhi have since married. Suddenly they are brought into a world where Kyon meets his younger female counterpart. Something has gone horribly wrong, and Kyonko is terrified. Kyon wants desperately to save his younger sister, but how? COMPLETE
Haruhi Suzumiya series - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 18,595 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 4/27/2013 - Published: 4/24/2013 - [Haruhi S., Kyon, Yuki N.] - Complete