Cairn Destop
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Joined 04-13-04, id: 571479, Profile Updated: 09-26-12
Author has written 9 stories for Redwall, and Hunger Games.

I'm a 60-ish male, and a retired accountant. My first exposure to creative writing came in a Redwall survivor contest. Despite being the most hated character, (no lie), my hedgehog made it to the finale. That surprised me as each week I missed elimination by less than a 2% margin. I came in third. Ever since, my online handle has been that character - Cairn Destop.

After so many writing blunders in that contest, I applied myself to improving my skills. My lessons have all come via the school of hard knocks. Some of the imperial commandments from "them" irk me to no end. I write to entertain, not to be seen as an apostile to Saint Stephen King. (genuflect, genuflect, sing the hallelua chorus)

Brian Jaques once said his readers couldn't understand grey characters. That thought had me thinking of twisting the norm. Badgers are considered gods, so I had to "humanize" them. Hence, the origins of my vermin badger. Promise, in a later book her past shall be revealed. For now, just hints and clues. Close reading will give you some understanding of her lowly statu.

My reviews can either be focused entirely on the artistic, or the technical. When I do comment with technical, it's because I see something wrong. My comments are always intended as constructive and are based on my experiences. I'll not conform to the sacred commandments of Saint Stephen King. (genuflect, genuflect, sing the hallelua chorus). As always, edits are the perrogative of the author.

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The Game Master reviews
We all know the selection process for the tributes, but what about the person in charge?
Hunger Games - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,350 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/19/2015 - Complete
Tribunal of Redwall reviews
Take one heinous crime, add a pinch of indignation, stir in a sense of justice, and you have a recipe sure to challenge anyone. Make a badger the primary suspect and you're sure to have something that will reveal far more than a verdict.
Redwall - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 79,764 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/2/2015 - Published: 11/17/2014 - Complete
Invaders of Redwall reviews
Ambitions bared, prophecies given, dreams interpreted, and a secret revealed. An army invades the region, and their next target is an Abbey located in Mossflower Forest - Redwall.
Redwall - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 45 - Words: 111,470 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/9/2014 - Published: 1/27/2014 - Complete
Price of Defeat reviews
Everything doesn't go as intended. Love has obstacles.
Redwall - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 45 - Words: 105,735 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/6/2013 - Published: 9/10/2012 - Complete
Youthful Disclosure reviews
Four youths on a journey that will change their lives as they face their greatest challenge.
Redwall - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 16,863 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/30/2013 - Published: 8/19/2013 - Complete
The New Arrivals reviews
Redwall Abbey's population is about to increase, and things will never be the same again.
Redwall - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 15 - Words: 34,691 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 4/5/2013 - Published: 3/4/2013 - Complete
The Best Gift reviews
This is a Redwall winter holiday story that is much like ours. Or is it?
Redwall - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,741 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/19/2012 - Complete
Tassel's Tribulations reviews
A day in the life of a Badgermom.
Redwall - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,383 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/31/2012 - Published: 8/30/2012 - Complete
A Change of Habit reviews
So what happens when one of Redwall's leaders steps down from office. This 4,000 word story explores the dynamics involved when a new Abbot assumes the role of leader.
Redwall - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,955 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/19/2012 - Complete