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Joined 05-05-05, id: 808564, Profile Updated: 08-24-14
Author has written 3 stories for Elder Scroll series, and Dragon Age.

I don't really like putting personal info about me up where anyone could read it. Not that I don't trust you. ;-D So instead I'm just going to put some quotes and maybe a little poetry here. Besides, people learn more about you when they discover your likes and dislikes anyway. And, of course, none of these belong to me either. I also just decided to become a beta reader if any of you are interested. Take care and all the best!

Welcome to my house! Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring! (My all time favorite book: Bram Stoker's brilliant Dracula)

And here we...go!

You can't believe everything you hear. You end up on a tavern floor with a staff against your windpipe and a woman a third your size besting you. Makes you feel kind of like a jackass, doesn't it? (From The Creeping of the Shadows; a good read if you're looking for one)

I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.

I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me.

I have a good eye, uncle; I can see a church by daylight.

There was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently.

Lord, what fools these mortals be.

A jest's prosperity lies in the ear

Of him that hears it, never in the tongue

Of him that makes it.

The quality of mercy is not strained.

Merry and tragical! tedious and brief!

That is hot ice and wonderous strange snow.

Since lion vile hath here deflower'd my dear-


He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.

Tell me, for Heaven's sake, the method... by which you have been enabled to fathom my soul.

Inconceivable! (The best movie of all time!)

I've got to return some videotapes.

Memories are what God gives us so that we may have roses in December.

Okay, tit for tit.

I'm wandering around here like a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.

You boys look like a posse... I hate posses.

Cousins are like brothers that are friends. (My best friend's craziness)

Have fun storming the castle!

Slow down everyone you're moving too fast. Frames can't catch you when you're moving like that.

Your village called; their idiot's missing.

Has anyone ever told you, you have the voice of a songbird slowly drowning in tar?

The chickens are restless.

It is no insult to say a dead man is dead.

Maybe it's just some local fisherman out for a pleasure cruise at night... through eel-infested waters.

If you want an audience, start a fight.

Enjoy the little things in life for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

They say taupe is very soothing.

Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

We are men of action, lies do not become us.

If I'm not back in 5 minutes... just wait longer.

I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.

Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.

I'm going to go curl up in his sock drawer and sleep for days. (MSTies!)

I would have you smile again, not grieve for those whose time has come.

Do you know that the leading cause of death for beavers is falling trees?

How do you tell a Communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist?

It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.

Let's get out of these ladies' clothes and into our tights. (Love Mel Brooks!)

I think so, Brain, but without ears we'd look like weasels.

One good deed is not enough to redeem a man of a lifetime of wickedness.

But seems enough to condemn him.

I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger.

I know in my heart that man is good.

That what is right will always eventually triumph.

And there's a purpose and worth to each and every life.

Roses are red

Violets are blue

I'm a schizophrenic

And so am I.

You're trying to kidnap what I've rightfully stolen!

To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping that he will eat you last -- but eat you he will.

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.

See I'm not a monster... I'm just ahead of the curve.

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

Ignorance is bliss, my friend. Don't burden yourself with the secrets of scary people.

She turned me into a newt!


-He is not a Male Chauvinistic Pig - He has Swine Empathy.

-She is not a Dumb Blonde - She is a Light-Haired Detour off the Information Super-Highway.

You can't be a first-class human being until you've learned to have some small regard for human frailty.

The shadow proves the sunshine.

It could be that the purpose of your life is just to serve as a warning to others.

Something vexes thee?

I fear not the shadows of men.

There is always hope.

That's what a ship is, you know. It's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails; that's all what a ship needs, but what a ship is, what the Black Pearl really is, is freedom.

Liar, liar, plants for hire. (The brilliant Patrick Star)

If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be?

Three days of steady drinking should do it.

The Devil will tie any knot, save for the hangman's noose. That Jack does for himself.

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

I want to know what it is and what it does, and if I can break it.

Fairytales aren't always just made up.

You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman?

That's what's been keeping me awake.

Friends often appear when you least expect it.

You won't kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness, and I won't kill you because you're just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.

It's only a flesh wound!

Sort this, deliver that, I'll make them all pay.

Cleverly disguised as a responsible teen, those bastards won't even know what hit them.

A king may move a man, a father may claim a son, but remember that even when those who move you be kings, or men of power, your soul is in your keeping alone. When you stand before God, you cannot say, 'But I was told by others to do thus.' Or that, 'Virtue was not convenient at the time.' This will not suffice. Remember that.

Back in the old days, when great-grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?

Get it in his mouth.

Now let's see what happens when you're driving with the other guy's break pads.

Sometimes truth isn't good enough, sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.

Mind you, moose bites can be very painful. (The geniuses behind Monty Python)

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

No, I'm going to save you.

You already have.

How about a magic trick?

I don't want to get you drunk, but that's a very fine Chardonnay you're not drinking.

It's like in the great stories. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end, because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going, because they were holding on to something... That there's some good in this world and it's worth fighting for.

Jerry, just remember, it's not a lie if you believe it. (The shrewd George Costanza)

Left and right, all Americans know that freedom is better than slavery, that love is better than hate, kindness better than cruelty, tolerance better than bigotry. We don't always know how we know these things, and yet we mysteriously know them nonetheless.

The true complexity arises when we must defend these values in a world that does not universally embrace them - when we reach the place where we must be intolerant in order to defend tolerance, or unkind in order to defend kindness, or sometimes we must be hateful in order to defend what we love.

When heroes arise who take those difficult duties on themselves, it is tempting for the rest of us to turn our backs on them, to vilify them in order to protect our own appearance of righteousness. We prosecute and execrate the violent soldier or the cruel interrogator in order to parade ourselves as paragons of the peaceful values they preserve. That's real moral complexity.

And you want to be my latex salesman?

There she is, William, the embodiment of your love. Your Venus!

And how I hate her.

They say the trouble with the Irish is that they rely too much on dreams and not enough on gunpowder. Whereas the English are shy on dreams, as usual, but had plenty of the other. Now we had both.

Do you ever get down on your knees and thank God you know me and have access to my dementia?

You can't even propose without quarreling.

I'm gonna count to 5, okay?

Well, I'm gonna count to 3.

Who can I blame for my problems? Just give me a minute... I'll find someone.

Disagreement does not mean disrespect.

Blood IS thicker than water. Soak ritual garments an extra 30-45 minutes.

Don't change colors to match the walls, act like you belong and the walls will change colors to match you.

Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.

All that is necessary for evil to triumph in the world is for a good person to do nothing.

Sanity is madness put to good use.

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.

The meek are merely getting ready.

After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think. (One of my all-time favorite quotes)

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

Arguing with a fool proves there are two.

Be courteous with all, but intimate with few; and let those be well-tried before you give them your confidence.

If you constantly regret yesterday's failures and worry about tomorrow's troubles, then you have no today to be thankful for.

Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night, with no lights, while looking out the back window.

Life is like a ten-gear bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.

Never use a long word when a short one will do.

'Stay' is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.

Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy.

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things.

The family: We are a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that binds us all together.

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours.

Why, child, I believe you broke my legs.

Villainy wears many masks, none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

Overall, drug addicts are idiots.

Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver five minutes longer.

'Tis better to have loved and lost, than to never... oh, give me a drink.

Frank, why don't you let that cut under your nose heal?

I'm tired of trying to find happiness through lies and self-medicating. If you need me, I'll be at the bar.

What is she funny or something?

If we ever forget that we are 'One Nation Under God', then we will be a nation gone under.

Let us be sure that those who come after us will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.

We always knew you were a whoopsie.

It was the least I could do. I always do the least I can do.

Spontaneity has its time and its place. (Frank Burns, through and through)

There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

No wonder they execute people at dawn. Who wants to live at 6 a.m.?

Restaurant security. Just a minor utensil violation. Go ahead, enjoy your dinner.

Act like a man, you sniveling twerp!

My own father didn't have me until he was 63 and the first time we played peek-a-boo together, he had a stroke.

Ah, it's great to be young and insane!

Here's to those who wish us well and those who don't can go to hell.

Like I always say, there's no 'I' in team. There's a 'me' though, if you jumble it up.

It is always surprising how small a part of life is taken up by meaningful moments. Most often they are over before they start although they cast a light on the future and make the person who originated them unforgettable.

You find a glimmer of happiness in this world, there's always someone who wants to destroy it.

You see, madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is a little... push.

You know taking us for ice creams in a blizzard... makes you wonder who the real whack jobs are.

Excuse me, do these effectively hide my thunder? (You've got to love Tobias Funke)

That was awesome. I gotta start pretending to care.

Razors pain you;

Rivers are damp;

Acids stain you;

And drugs cause cramp.

Guns aren't lawful;

Nooses give;

Gas smells awful;

You might as well live.

Buster! Why do you hide every time the doorbell rings?

I'm going crazy. I'm standing here solidly on my own two hands and going crazy.

No reward is worth this. (My first crush)

I was curious. Since I'm not a cat, that's not dangerous.

The time to make up your mind about people is never.

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

Why you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking, nerf herder!

Who's scruffy-looking?

You got three choices in life: be good, get good or give up. You've gone for column D; why? The simple answer is: if you don't try, you can't fail. Are you really that simple?

The frisky, it went away.

I once thought I had mono for an entire year. It turns out I was just really bored.

Calm as Hindu cows.

Appearances can be... deceptive.

On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

House's House of Whining: Please state your complaint.

I am Jack's colon.

I get cancer, I kill Jack.

I want you to stop thinking that acting inscrutable makes you anything other than annoying.

Thank-you, Professor. I don't think, I'm exceptional.

I can see your face in the moon;

Why the melancholy smile?

What is hidden behind your facade;

Regrets, sadness, wishes unfulfilled?

How do you rise out of the gloom;

Night by night, when the world grows still?

Whisper your wishes while I tell you mine.

Let false hope perish and true love be divine.

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

Hector Savage. From Detroit. Ex-boxer. His real name was Joey Chicago.

Oh yeah. He fought under the name of Kid Minneapolis.

I saw Kid Minneapolis fight once. In Cincinnati.

No, you're thinking of Kid New York. He fought out of Philly.

He was killed in the ring in Houston. By Tex Colorado. You know, the Arizona Assassin.

Yeah, from Dakota. I don't remember if it was North or South.

North. South Dakota was his brother. From West Virginia.

You sure know your boxing.

All I know is never bet on the white guy. (Leslie Nielsen at his best)

The Queen will have her bread and honey at the usual time. (My favorite actor and hero)

We've come for the body of Macaulay Conner.

I'm so glad you came. Can you use a typewriter?

No thanks, I've got one at home.

Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?

Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about... they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn't think so. People were human beings to him. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they're cattle. Well, in my book, he died a richer man than you'll ever be.

You called, ma'am?

No, she didn't call, Caruthers. She was discussing her kumkwaits.

Oh. Well, I'm a leg man myself.

Busybody? Busybody you say? My body hasn't been busy in over 40 years!

Don't get smart with me, soldier. I'm cheap, but I'm not easy.

Pig pen! Brothel!

Here, sir!


The path we have chosen is not an easy one, very few humans can follow the true and brave, but individuals will still follow the way of the warrior long after we are gone. We are not warriors because we choose to fight, we are warriors because we have no other choice but to fight. It is what we are, and we accept the suffering and rewards that come with it. It has been said that the strongest friendships are forged in battle, I agree, and it has been an honor facing battle with you. Although we might face injury or death, we remain unmoved. It is a sin for a warrior to die in bed, and our only true fear is dishonor.

If you want a drink, sir, - compliments Henry Blake - brandy, scotch, vodka. And for your convenience, all in the same bottle.

There's just no question. You're alcoholics! You drink constantly!

All right, we drink. We drink so we can get through these lousy, stinking, 48-hour days.

We're cold, filthy, lonely.

Scared, bored, tired.

Frightened and very drowsy.

And on top of that, Alice Faye goes to the big city and loses her voice!

She didn't?


We need a drink! (Oh, Hawkeye and Trapper!)

Locksley, I'm going to cut your heart out with a SPOON!

Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an axe or sword-

Because it's DULL, you twit. It'll hurt more.

Well, there is still some confusion as to whether or not there is anybody else in this house!

I told you, there isn't.

There isn't any confusion, or there isn't anybody else?

Either! Or both.

Just give me a clear answer!

Certainly...! What was the question?

The difference is that instead of dirt and poison, we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax, thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are Sweetness and Light.

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What We Were by Crisium reviews
Just because it doesn't last doesn't mean it isn't real. Alistair/Amell, prequel to "What We Become".
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 34,209 - Reviews: 196 - Favs: 316 - Follows: 163 - Updated: 9/28/2012 - Published: 12/1/2009 - Alistair, Amell - Complete
Grains of Sand by Shadowhawke reviews
Sand can be swept by the wind, but in gusts they can also dance. A series of one-shots and drabbles following the Prince and Elika before, throughout, and after the events of the game.
Prince of Persia - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 82,829 - Reviews: 389 - Favs: 179 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 10/17/2011 - Published: 1/31/2009
Five Misfires by Raindog Bride reviews
Five times Zevran and Bell Tabris try -and occasionally fail- to connect.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,975 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/24/2010 - Zevran A., Tabris - Complete
Auditions by Freckles04 reviews
The pressure for King Alistair to produce an heir -- a legitimate heir -- begins. Bring on the auditions! One-shot.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,455 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Alistair - Complete
Thinking by AdorableAnarchist reviews
Resa Cousland takes a moment to figure out what she's gotten herself into.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 3,364 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/15/2010 - Published: 1/14/2010 - Alistair - Complete
Of Hands by Rhia474 reviews
New love can be distracting. Giovanna Cousland contemplates the change in her relationship with her felow Warden. FemCousland/Alistair. Short fluffiness.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,297 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/30/2009 - Cousland, Alistair - Complete
Of The Importance Of Relaxing by Rhia474 reviews
Tne unexpected effects of a lakeside picnic lunch with some elven wine. For the Swooping is Bad clan's weekly challenge. Immediate sequel to Of Shirts and Baskets. FemCousland/Alistair.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,731 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/25/2009 - Cousland, Alistair - Complete
Time by kauzchen reviews
Prince & Elika. Conquering fears had been his forte as of late.
Prince of Persia - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,277 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/19/2009 - Complete
I Believe by Shadowhawke reviews
After weaving such a skillful dance around each other, what do they have left when he takes the path of her Father? Why, honesty, truth, and the beginning of an epic. Elika and the Prince after the end, oneshot with spoilers.
Prince of Persia - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,281 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 13 - Published: 1/21/2009 - Complete
Saccharine by Averse reviews
You taste the cotton candy he bought and rightfully stole, all sugary and sticky. Beneath the saccharine warmth is something more bitter, something with a tang. Spices, you think. And then you realize it is him you are tasting and not the candy. HC
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,973 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Published: 12/28/2006 - A. Cameron, G. House - Complete
Alive by Rosa Cotton reviews
A beating heart and a gentle caress offset the shuddering reality of death and the shock of being spared.
Interpreter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 433 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/28/2005 - Complete
Simple by Brynna reviews
A Geoff/Kate one-shot.
A Knight's Tale - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,899 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/26/2003 - Complete
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Shades of Grey and Black reviews
On the whim of a jealous Arl, all was taken from Ffion Cousland. She is dropped into the Wardens where she discovers just how thin the line is between their just Grey and the Black sorrow that threatens to consume her, even as the Blight eats at Ferelden.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 72 - Words: 289,362 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 12/30/2012 - Published: 3/17/2011 - Complete
The Sacrifice's Memories reviews
15 1/2 years after Cyrodiil is pulled back from the brink of destruction, Martin Septim, priest turned emperor, receives a threat on his only daughter's life. The only one he can trust is a woman who walked away, vowing never to return: Katryn Gwynyth.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 127,722 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/7/2010 - Published: 10/11/2009 - Complete
Oblivion's Sacrifice reviews
Okay, I know that everyone always says that they're awful at summaries and I'm no exception. So I won't push it and just say it's yet another female Hero of Kvatch meets Martin Septim story. My first, so take it easy please.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 42 - Words: 129,215 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 6/5/2009 - Published: 9/25/2008 - Complete