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Joined 06-07-04, id: 604835, Profile Updated: 08-05-12

Country: USA

Member has written 34 stories under various pen names.

Greetings and Felicitations to all. Currently I am simply a modest reader and reviewer of fanfic on FF.N . I am a professional proofreader/editor with WAY too many years in the printing industry. Reading is a passion of mine and I enjoy lively discussions about new books and stories that have come out. I find myself critiquing and playing Devil's Advocate when reviewing stories on this site. It's just second nature- more of a reflex action by now. I am proud to say that there is real talent among the many writers using FF.N . I am honored to have introduced four of them to mainstream writing.

My tastes in music and entertainment are rather eclectic. I am rather open to most forms of music other than rap and current country music. I find a great deal of rap to be offensive or self-serving. There are few true gems in the mix. It is a shame that these artists do not translate these works into poetry. They would surely be powerful dissertations on the state of the Black mind and community. But of course, poetry doesn't pay as well as music, does it? As for country music, the artists seem to be more concerned about being crossovers and hitting the mainstream for bigger bucks and recognition than exploring the roots of the problems facing the average Joe. Older and classic country seemed to have had a more immediate finger on the pulse of the people at that time.

Movies can run the gamut of anime, horror, well-done chick flicks, action/adventure, ensemble films, scifi/fantasy, political thrillers, to just about anything well done with a modicum of intelligence. I am not a fan of the sparkly vampire set or anything that markets itself to that group. It is too derivative of other more noble origins. Slasher movies and poorly done horror flicks are great for watching with friends, adding your own dialog to them, and throwing popcorn at the screen. Comedies have to be done with a deft touch and innate timing. I do not care to sit through fart jokes, asinine behavior, and dubious forms of outrage masquerading as humor. Parodies can be a mixed bag with some being spot-on and others just being cranked out for the bucks.

Favorite Anime: "Akira", "Yami No Matsuei", "Evangelion", "Kuroshitsuji", "Death Note", "Ghost in the Shell", "Ninja Scroll", "Appleseed"

Favorite Films: "Silence of the Lambs" (where you find sociopaths can have true class and sophistication while maintaining their own sense of honor), "Pulp Fiction", "Star Wars" (both trilogies), "Scenes of a Sexual Nature" (which actually has no sex), "Lipstick on Your Collar" (which has a wonderful Ewan McGregor doing a spot on lip-sync and dancing to an Elvis Presley song), just about anything by Tim Burton, and of course, "Thank You For Not Smoking" (a wonderful film about the spin doctors in the tobacco lobbies. The only film that I saw garnered a standing ovation in the theatre we were at. Try it- it's funny and clever, thought-provoking and extremely well-written).

Favorite Writers: Adam Hall, Len Deighton, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Celia Rivenbark, Philip K. Dick, Alan Nourse, Harlan Ellison, etc.

Favorite Actors: Alec Guinness, Ewan McGregor, Anthony Hopkins, Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Peter O'Toole, Cate Blanchett, Liam Neeson, Sean Connery, Humphrey Bogart, Samuel L. Jackson

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Immortal by Zoni reviews
Sebastian still remembers the master that he served more than one hundred and twenty years ago. His memories are brought into harsh light when he sees something unexpected in a coffee shop in New York City - Ciel Phantomhive. Sebastian's POV. Seb/Ciel
Kuroshitsuji - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,145 - Reviews: 335 - Favs: 673 - Follows: 266 - Updated: 2/20 - Published: 4/13/2011 - Sebastian M., Ciel P. - Complete
Counting Dropping Heads by Just Another Hell Raiser reviews
1555, England. When Bloody Mary's most trusted servant Earl Ciel Phantomhive is captured and enslaved by the leader of the Protestant rebels, Ciel thinks he'll know what to expect. He does not expect Sebastian Michaelis. AU
Kuroshitsuji - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 15 - Words: 88,118 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 8/6/2014 - Published: 1/28/2012 - Ciel P., Sebastian M.
Nightmare by Colt-and-Crossbow reviews
Sebastian visits the young master after a particularly bad nightmare that causes Ciel to rethink his entire life since making a contract with a demon. Characters and cover image (c) Toboso Yana
Kuroshitsuji - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 18,274 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 8/15/2013 - Published: 6/25/2013 - Ciel P., Sebastian M.
You Did Well Today by Aservis Roturier reviews
"Young master, please...for you to say such things..." From the moment the butler said those words aboard the lifeboat, they'd started eating away at the young earl. For him to say such things...what? Meant what? What did Sebastian really mean?
Kuroshitsuji - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,236 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 9 - Published: 6/21/2013 - Ciel P., Sebastian M. - Complete
When Angel's return home by RoseandThorns reviews
For years Qui-Gon has waited for the return of his Padawan.But when he does finally arrive, Qui-Gon realises that there maybe far more damage that he expected. Takes place after the death of Obi-Wan. This is their afterlife.
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,591 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 5/17/2013 - Published: 3/7/2011 - Obi-Wan K., Qui-Gon J.
The Games They Play by Disgruntled Minion reviews
The job wasn't worth the pay; playing baby-sitter to a spoiled child is enough to drive any sane man up the wall. While no one ever said the job would be easy; 10 dollars an hour so wasn't worth the trouble to put up with a spoiled brat
Kuroshitsuji - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 39,393 - Reviews: 238 - Favs: 217 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 5/2/2013 - Published: 4/28/2011 - Sebastian M., Ciel P. - Complete
Let Me Count the Ways by griffin-queen-of-silver-skies reviews
On this day, we were taught to be thankful for those we cherish. On this day, we consider the things that truly mean something to us, and affect our lives in ways we never could have imagined...
Kuroshitsuji - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,916 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Published: 11/22/2012 - Ciel P., Sebastian M. - Complete
Hollow by JennMel reviews
Obi-Wan has always had a secret. And Qui-Gon could not, must not, ever know. If he did, then they would never even make it to Tatooine, let alone deal with the rest to come. One perfect possible future, that's all Obi-Wan needed to achieve...that's all.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,659 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 491 - Follows: 57 - Published: 8/26/2010 - Obi-Wan K., Qui-Gon J. - Complete
His Butler, Again by Tubular Fox reviews
Young master? Could it really be his young master again, after all this time? After all of these years, this boy...reincarnated? Slight SebastianXCiel
Kuroshitsuji - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 11 - Words: 9,702 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 189 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 4/16/2010 - Published: 4/6/2010 - Ciel P., Sebastian M. - Complete
Lost and Found by Geri K reviews
five year old Obi wan is thrown off a cliff on a remote planet, and presumed drowned. However, several years later Yoda hears a call for help through the force.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,200 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 6/10/2008 - Published: 4/13/2008 - Obi-Wan K. - Complete
Strokes of Colored Grey by Elfpen reviews
ObiWan has been drawing since he was a small youngling, but only a few people know, including his teacher, Vianro Dleka, and the elderly, trustworthy archivist, KinWan Terius. But what happens when his master discovers his secret? COMPLETE!
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,555 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 3/18/2008 - Published: 11/26/2007 - Obi-Wan K., Qui-Gon J. - Complete
Couches by stormqueen873 reviews
Quick fluffy viggie concerning ObiWan and some poor, unsuspecting couches and one Master unfortunate enough to have such a devoted apprentice. JAtimeline, taking place somewhere after QuiGon takes ObiWan as his apprentice.
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,150 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 297 - Follows: 22 - Published: 9/26/2007 - Obi-Wan K., Qui-Gon J. - Complete
The Slave by Geri K reviews
QuiGon refuses to help ObiWan with disasterous results.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 38,361 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 9/15/2007 - Published: 5/20/2007 - Obi-Wan K., Qui-Gon J. - Complete
Shadows of the Future by stormqueen873 reviews
ObiWan lost the duel on Mustafar, but instead of dying, he finds himself on a ship leaving Tatooine, with his old Master and a familiar young boy. As events begin to unfold, can he stop the future he knows from occuring? TPM AU, ObiAniQui bonding, DONE!
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 27 - Words: 129,321 - Reviews: 2138 - Favs: 4,171 - Follows: 969 - Updated: 6/6/2007 - Published: 7/19/2006 - Obi-Wan K., Qui-Gon J. - Complete