Zealous Iconoclast
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Joined 07-23-04, id: 638604
Author has written 11 stories for Quantum Leap.

"I am the Iconoclast: an unconventional eccentric who marches to a different drummer. But you may call me Noodle-Noggin." -- The Brain

Z.I.'s Collection of Peripheral Resources (to be expanded as necessary)

View excerpts from Mike McGrath's book, Prisoner of War: Six Years in Hanoi.

Learn more about bipolar affective disorder.

See a Yorkshire terrier.

Note that "she looks exactly like my fifth wife, Maxine!"

See a lovely map of Vietnam, showing among other things where "the Highlands" are.

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Leaplets by Drassil reviews
Sam completes a series of leaps in a hundred words each. Even if this website's word counting disagrees!
Quantum Leap - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 10 - Words: 1,047 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/12/2008 - Published: 6/30/2006
OCS by Set and Drift reviews
Sam Beckett leaps into an young man at Naval Officer Candidate School. A classmate will quit and ruin his own life unless Sam can get him to stick it out. Finally finished posting!
Quantum Leap - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 33,028 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/20/2007 - Published: 10/3/2006 - Complete
In The Mouth of Madness by DIY Sheep reviews
There are things out there and they want you. Weird creepy rehab story set in the Tritter arc that expands on the story Weird Creepy Story. House and Wilson strong friendship with surprises. Hurt/comfort. Cuddy, Steve and the kids say hi. But be warned. It's a horror story. Still confused? Head to my diysheep LJ for other spine chilling stories based on Weird Creepy Story.
House, M.D. - Rated: M - English - Horror/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 36,734 - Reviews: 161 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 3/23/2007 - Published: 12/5/2006 - G. House, J. Wilson - Complete
It Ate My Dime by Nicole Harpe reviews
One of any number of ways Sam and Al might have met at the fabled vending machine. Rated T for some minimal language.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,086 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/12/2007 - Complete
Too Smart for His Own Good by Nicole Harpe reviews
The Project has ended ... maybe. Something isn't right, and Sam and Al still have terrifying work to do.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 53,894 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/18/2007 - Published: 8/9/2006 - Complete
We Interrupt This Program by Nicole Harpe reviews
President Gerald R. Ford has died. Al follows through on a promise made to his CommanderinChief. Through his completion of this promise, the story of this friendship is told through recollections of past encounters.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,360 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/3/2007 - Complete
Beth by PippinDuck reviews
Just when all hope seemed gone, Beth Calavicci had a most unusual visitor. Picks up where MIA and Mirror Image left off and offers glimpses into life for Beth and Al from that day forward. ON HIATUS Update: 10/1/2012 My continued apologies for the lack of attention. I am hoping to write & post a chapter or two by the end of the year. If only there were more hours in the day...
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 123,425 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 12/24/2006 - Published: 5/13/2004
Alone for Christmas by Nicole Harpe reviews
A young Lieutenant Calavicci ends up back at Mona's Diner on Christmas eve, 19 years after his first visit. An odd and unsettling stranger changes his life forever and not necessarily for the better. Four chapters and an epilogue.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 19,759 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/18/2006 - Published: 11/28/2006 - Complete
Locked in a Room in My Heart by Inspector Minkey reviews
When the future is too painful, one must turn to the past for solace. As tragedy overwhelms his spirit, his family, and his people, Elrond Peredhil walks in memories of merrier times.
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 4,687 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/24/2006 - Published: 7/21/2004
Christmas Past by Nicole Harpe reviews
Al and Trudy are deserted by their mother the day before Christmas. They run away looking for their father and end up meeting a miracle. As with most Christmas stories, sappy and sentimental.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,993 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/21/2006 - Published: 11/5/2006 - Complete
I'd Like to Thank by Nicole Harpe reviews
In order to help get Sam home, Al has proven the existence of gravitons and wins a Nobel Prize for his efforts. When the celebrations finally wind down, he and Sam have a chat and talk about the things they're grateful for.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,591 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/15/2006 - Complete
No Choice by asearcher reviews
Why did Sam leap when he did? A consideration of that concept.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,805 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/15/2006 - Complete
First Steps by Nicole Harpe reviews
The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Al's home from Vietnam and still not feeling like he's home. Sentimental and short.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,287 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/29/2006 - Complete
The Hostage by featherfour reviews
Sam leaps into the life of 16 year old Susan Dempsey, victim of a kidnapping. What does he need to do to get out of this leap? It's easy. Just stay alive. Susan is at risk of being raped and murdered.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,462 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 9 - Published: 9/21/2006 - Complete
Return With Honor by TrooperCam reviews
Six Articles guide a Prisoner of War. Six Chapters focusing on Al’s time as a POW. Strong Language, Adult Themes and Violence. You have been warned. Please Read and Review. Last Chapter up
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,569 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/19/2006 - Published: 6/10/2006 - Complete
No Regrets by Julianna Calavicci reviews
Al looks back on his life and finds peace.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,215 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/28/2006 - Complete
Nothing Was Going Right by Nicole Harpe reviews
He was really mad and didn’t know any other way to handle it. Rated M for language. Author’s Note: Written under the influence of viral meningitis which explains some of this.
Quantum Leap - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,192 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/15/2006 - Complete
Somewhere Beyond the Sea by featherfour reviews
Sam leaps into the body of a shipwrecked sailor and gets stranded on a tropical island. Life should be pretty relaxing, but a storm blows up on the island, and in the imaging chamber, the sailor is dying.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,463 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Published: 8/10/2006 - Complete
The Leap by asearcher reviews
This is a poem I wrote awhile back. It was actually my first attempt at any type of fanfiction. Hope you enjoy.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 588 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/25/2006 - Complete
The Meeting by Nicole Harpe reviews
Al is home from Vietnam after six years being MIA. He arranges to speak with Beth Simon. This is that meeting. A bit melancholy.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,882 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/23/2006 - Complete
The More Things Change by Drassil reviews
How moments in Sam's history were revised by some of his leaps.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,356 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 7/16/2006 - Published: 7/13/2006
A Promise of Home by Nicole Harpe reviews
Beth receives word that after eight years, Al is coming home from Vietnam, but their reunion doesn't go as smoothly as they hoped.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 38,109 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/8/2006 - Published: 6/24/2006 - Complete
Complete by Nicole Harpe reviews
Al comes home after five days alone in the mountains. He and Beth have missed each other and get reacquainted. NOTE: SEXUALLY EXPLICIT! Consensual, adult heterosexual sex.
Quantum Leap - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,883 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/15/2006 - Complete
Snow Job by Nicole Harpe reviews
A major snow storm strand Sam and Al at a unique motel with an array of odd fellow travelers.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,777 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/11/2006 - Published: 6/6/2006 - Complete
The Box in the Attic by Nicole Harpe reviews
After a long day at the Project, Al finds Beth and their youngest daughter Allie waiting for him. Allie found a box in the attic and needs an explanation. Short and sentimental.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,228 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/31/2006 - Complete
Road Trip by Nicole Harpe reviews
Sam is home. Gooshie has died. In order to help deal with their loss, Sam and Al talk with their families about a Road Trip they took while waiting to see if the government was going to fund the project.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 89,674 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Updated: 5/6/2006 - Published: 4/24/2006 - Complete
Macy by Nicole Harpe reviews
Sam leaps into a counselor at a 1950s Tuberculosis Sanitorium. He needs Al's help to fulfill two missions. Back at the Project, Ziggy is creating trouble for the Admiral that will change his life forever.
Quantum Leap - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 39,298 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/1/2006 - Complete
Twas the Night Before by Nicole Harpe reviews
It's Christmas Eve and the Project gets a visitor no one can quite believe in. A winter tale that is as sappy as they come! Happy holidays!
Quantum Leap - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,376 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/3/2005 - Complete
Last Ounce of Courage by Nicole Harpe reviews
Back story about an incident during the building of the Project. Sam and Al have an argument that opens up old hurts for both men.
Quantum Leap - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,730 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Published: 11/7/2005 - Complete
Street Kid by Nicole Harpe reviews
Sam leaps back before his birth again, but this time Al's life is on the line.
Quantum Leap - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 23,885 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/15/2005 - Complete
The Uselessness of Grade 10 Math by MaleaBotor reviews
I make fun of the Canadian curriculum using someone else's characters.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 184 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 8 - Published: 10/15/2005 - Complete
Cry, Angel, Cry by Eleiece reviews
Sam leaps into a baby. This short story is PreMirror Image.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,492 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/16/2005 - Complete
Two of a Kind by Nicole Harpe reviews
Sam leaps into the father of a valedictorian who wants to enlist in the Army to serve in Vietnam. The memories are too much for Al to handle. Winner of the Quantum Leap 2005 Fandom Award for Best Dramatic Story.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 24,875 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 5/17/2005 - Published: 5/12/2005 - Complete
Beat Them Until They Are by Nicole Harpe reviews
Sam leaps into a POW camp and can't understand why Al isn't coming to help him. Winner of the Quantum Leap 2005 Fandom Award for Best Historical Story.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,837 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 13 - Published: 5/9/2005 - Complete
Because I Love You, Goodbye by PippinDuck reviews
A QL backstory about Al and Trudy Calavicci on the day Mrs. Calavicci left the family. Was it really for the reason Al thought in Jimmy? All the usual disclaimers apply. Copyright belongs to Universal, Bellisarius, etc. With thanks.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,498 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 5/4/2004 - Published: 4/13/2004 - Complete
Trudy by PippinDuck reviews
A streamofconsciousness piece concerning 16 year old Trudy Calavicci in the mental institution, written from her POV. No infringement against copyright held by UniversalBelisarius. written Oct. 1996
Quantum Leap - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,551 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/22/2004 - Complete
MIA by M. D. Jensen reviews
Character study of Al, set directly after MIA.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 222 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/3/2002 - Complete
The Best Man For The Job by Merel reviews
This story is set in an alternate universe created with the episode The Leap Back…only Sam and Al don’t switch back and Al keeps leaping
Quantum Leap - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,526 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/17/2000 - Complete
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My Own Lies reviews
When you can no longer dream for yourself, it is always possible to find someone naïve enough to dream on your behalf. But how often can a man be kicked before he begins to see boots that aren't really there? The story of Maxine Calavicci.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 47 - Words: 139,134 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/20/2007 - Published: 9/29/2006
Titi reviews
She was a chieu hoi and a loyal Viet Cong guerilla. She survived Operation Lazarus and died in the shallows of the Mekong on April 8, 1970. Would she have shot Maggie Dawson? No bet. But how much do we really know about the woman who killed Tom Beckett?
Quantum Leap - Rated: M - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 14 - Words: 39,984 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 3/19/2007 - Published: 8/20/2006
My Christmas in '62 reviews
It was, in so many ways, the Christmas that never should have been. Sam's reminiscences spark old memories for his holographic partner.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,992 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/22/2006 - Complete
We'll Say We're Through reviews
They drove each other crazy. The problem was that they drove each other more than one kind of crazy, and when the waters get rough only a unified ship can stay afloat. The story of Sharon Calavicci.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 54 - Words: 158,029 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 10/27/2006 - Published: 8/8/2006 - Complete
Dramatis Calavicci reviews
He hadn't expected this interference. So much of his work undone by one overeducated boy scout and his faithful hound. Fortunately, though the scientist had until this time largely escaped his notice, he had made an intimate study of the dog...
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,132 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/2/2006 - Complete
Shall Be Lifted Nevermore reviews
When Project Quantum Leap ended, one person was left behind...
Quantum Leap - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 646 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Published: 9/29/2006 - Complete
And Thy Right Hand Shall Hold Me reviews
He breathed his last in an alien land, and he never told his daughter that he loved her. But Colonel Wojiehowitz did not die alone.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,243 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/7/2006 - Complete
Other Eyes Smile Tenderly reviews
It was the end of one of the darkest periods of his life. There was so much to forget. Somewhere in the shuffle, she was forgotten too. The story of Elsa, the Hungarian Calavicci.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 46 - Words: 134,908 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 8/4/2006 - Published: 6/12/2006 - Complete
The Sound of Silence reviews
Perhaps the relationship was doomed from the start: a marriage between a Dove and an Air Pirate. Or perhaps they were perfect for each other. But a force greater than politics tore them apart in record time. The story of Ruthie Calavicci.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 61,456 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 6/9/2006 - Published: 5/12/2006 - Complete
Recrossed reviews
When your whole life is changed in the blink of a cosmic clock, how does it feel? Are you exhilarated? Grateful? Terrified? Violated? Or do you even notice at all...
Quantum Leap - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,504 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/19/2006 - Complete
Both or None reviews
Al Calavicci struggles with an impossible choice: liberty or loyalty.
Quantum Leap - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 9,443 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 5/1/2006 - Published: 4/22/2006 - Complete