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Joined 08-02-05, id: 868761, Profile Updated: 11-03-13
Author has written 39 stories for Thunderbirds, and Battle of the Planets.

Wow, it is a very long time since I updated this!

I'm now a rather more established fanfic writer. Still the same two fandoms - and I've also combined the two in a couple of crossovers. In my mind's eye, both exist in the same universe, so while there's no crossover material in the vast majority of my stories, the events of the crossover stories have happened in them.

I've been writing Battle of the Planets fanfic since the late 1970s, and Thunderbirds fanfic since the mid 2000s.

I love reviews - please tell me what you think. Comments on what didn't work for you are just as welcome as nice stuff.

And if you're looking here because I left you a review, please read the line above again. I love to get comments on what isn't quite right about my story. I believe that a story can be good without being "good enough". I don't think pointing out errors or making suggestions for improvement is an insult. I also write original fiction, and my dream fanfic review is the sort of critique that you'd get at, say, absolutewrite.

And when I see a story I love, I'll often leave it the sort of review that I'd like to get if I'd written it. This works, this doesn't work. Though probably not full critique length.

I've been told that this sort of review can be so upsetting to some people that it makes them cry.

If I've done this to you, then I'm sorry. I didn't mean to upset you, I simply assumed that you have the same attitude to writing that I have, and I was wrong. It doesn't mean I hate your story, it means it inspired me. And it certainly doesn't mean I hate you, or think I'm better than you, or want you to stop writing. And you don't need to worry about me upsetting you again. Unless I get a positive response, I'll never do it twice.

And...things change, at least somewhat. If you look at my review pages, you'll see some delightful recent entries. No, I won't be deleting them.

This is what happens when you tell someone that they need to take down their plagiarised story, they ignore you, and then site management takes their entire account down for them. It is, of course, all your fault.

It's also, sadly, what happens when someone decides that they're going to pigeonhole all TB writers into "people who I praise" and "people who I'm unpleasant to". Because it's completely impossible that anyone could ever read and enjoy both well-written traditional TV-verse Thunderbirds stories and well-written Thunderbirds stories which don't fit that profile... or that anyone could possibly enjoy a story they've read based on how good it is rather than who wrote it.

I'd like to think I do both. I'm sure lots of other TB readers and writers also do both. But I do think it's important that writers are aware of the type of anonymous little presents that this person gives out, so they know that it has nothing to do with their writing, but is based on things like where else their fanfic is archived, or who their beta-reader is.

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The Regicide by astrokath reviews
When Weyrwoman Maenida comes to grief during Threadfall, the repercussions are disastrous, but Weyrleader Sh'vek is determined to keep a tight hold on his power. Torn from her weyrmate, Rahnis of Ista struggles to set her new Weyr to rights. But for bronzerider F'ren, the situation offers only opportunity: a chance to make a difference for the better. If he can stay alive...
Dragonriders of Pern series - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 47 - Words: 325,542 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 3/18 - Published: 1/15/2008 - Complete
Sackcloth and Ashes by D. M. Domini reviews
Talentfic. A three year old child’s dead, a space liner with human cargo missing for the first time in Talent history. How does Afra Lyon cope with this? Alternate Universe.
Talent series - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 19 - Words: 49,484 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 3/31/2011 - Published: 8/14/2007
Fire and Water by tiylaya reviews
As a rescue mission goes from bad to worse, the members of International Rescue realise the cost of their work, and its true value. A Thunderbirds television universe story, with Stingray crossover.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 31,186 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/11/2008 - Complete
The Fire by mcj reviews
Contrary to belief, life in the rescue business isn't always perfect. Sometimes there is a real need for reflection. EPILOGUE POSTED - Story Complete!
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 23,603 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 6/5/2008 - Published: 7/7/2007 - Jeff T. - Complete
The Decision Makers by bandj4ever reviews
Sometimes it seems all we have left are the choices we make. A journey in an imperfect world where making the right decision can be a matter of perspective. An epic. WARNINGS apply. Strong language and some images may disturb sensitive readers. TV Verse.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 28 - Words: 82,034 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/31/2008 - Published: 1/23/2008 - Scott T., Gordon T. - Complete
Dragon Days by astrokath reviews
Content: K rising to T in chapters 6, 11 & 13. This story fills in a gap between Dragonsdawn and the short stories in Chronicles, exploring how the first riders may have dealt with the very first mating flights.
Dragonriders of Pern series - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 26 - Words: 84,673 - Reviews: 186 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 10/16/2007 - Published: 3/21/2006 - Complete
Stargate SGX by bugly42 reviews
Stargate SG1Xmen Tagline: The laws of Physics need not apply. A new team comes to the mountain.
X-overs - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 7,031 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 9/13/2006 - Published: 7/11/2006
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The Wreck of the Hesperia reviews
Tin-Tin's first rescue as an active IR operative looks as if it should be simple enough. But deep underwater nothing can be taken for granted. My TIWF Halloween Change 2013 entry.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,754 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/1/2013 - Gordon T., Tintin - Complete
Black belt reviews
When you have a cover identity to maintain, sometimes just being really, really good at what you do isn't enough. Sometimes you need the piece of paper to prove it. Sometimes it's a piece of paper you really should have got round to acquiring several years ago.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,011 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/29/2013 - Complete
Bah humbug! reviews
Halloween. A charming, harmless tradition involving people running around screaming while covered in fake blood. Computers are just so good at distinguishing between fake emergencies and real ones...aren't they?
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,154 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/1/2012 - John T. - Complete
Mission One reviews
What would it be like for Mark, leading G-Force against Spectra for the very first time?
Battle of the Planets - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,455 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 10/11/2012
The Great Kidnap Plot reviews
Zoltar has finally figured it out. All the clues, all the skills, all the mysterious not-being-availables at short notice, the abandonment of a promising racing career...yup, he knows exactly who the Condor is. Alan Tracy.
Crossover - Battle of the Planets & Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 14 - Words: 33,014 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/6/2012 - Published: 6/23/2012 - Complete
12: Rehabilitation reviews
Mark's finally reconciled himself to his new life. He's doing an important job as the administrative executive officer of Team 7. G-Force isn't something he even thinks about any more. Or so he keeps telling himself. One day he might even believe it.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 30,462 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/22/2011 - Published: 12/15/2011 - Complete
Triples reviews
An evening at an ice gala doesn't go exactly - or even remotely - to plan. Written for the 2011 TIWF Ficswap.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,855 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Published: 9/15/2011 - Gordon T., Jeff T. - Complete
11: Prodigal reviews
The war's continuing, with G-Force still at the forefront. Mark's departure seems permanent. Jason's in command now. And then, out of the blue, there's a message.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,189 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 6/5/2011 - Published: 5/29/2011 - Complete
10: Return to the Red Planet reviews
Mark's still missing, and a rebuilt G-Force has to carry on the fight against Spectra.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,181 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/5/2011 - Published: 2/25/2011 - Complete
Genesis reviews
Jeff Tracy runs an aerospace company which has made him very, very rich. But there are some things money can't buy.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,256 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/18/2011 - Complete
9: Coming to an End reviews
G-Force have to carry on despite Mark's mysterious illness
Battle of the Planets - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 16,287 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 12/5/2010 - Published: 11/30/2010 - Complete
8: All Good Things reviews
Mark's starting to suspect that Jason's not the only one with medical problems.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,140 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/21/2010 - Complete
7: Breakdown reviews
Deep space is very big, very empty, and not a good place for systems failure.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 23,444 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/8/2010 - Complete
Odyssey reviews
An expedition returning from Venus gets into trouble, and Thunderbird Three is called into action. Only one problem - Alan's on Thunderbird Five, so it's down to John.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,975 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Published: 4/4/2010 - Complete
Dinner Date reviews
Two young people, one restaurant table, and a snowstorm...TIWF Kiss A Brother Challenge entry.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,701 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/18/2009 - Scott T.
6: Flight of the Condor reviews
Jason's still grounded, and seriously unhappy about it, when a chance comment from Mark gives him a chance to prove himself.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,839 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/17/2009 - Complete
First Rescue reviews
Scott's mission is to grab and move a package of medical equipment approximately a mile closer to the people who need it. Simple, right? Except this is Antarctica, and there's an almighty storm brewing. Expansion of a scene from "Countdown to Action".
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,391 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/23/2008 - Scott T.
Just A Driver reviews
Jason's sick and tired of people who think that driving's easy. Mark joining them is pretty much the last straw. So, can he find a way to demonstrate his skill and get his own back on the man who took his command, all at the same time?
Battle of the Planets - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,628 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/22/2008 - Complete
5: Consequences reviews
After a disastrous attack on Spectra, it becomes obvious that several things may not be quite as they seemed.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,417 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/27/2008 - Complete
Confession reviews
Donald Wade is the former member of G-Force who defected to Spectra and designed a solvent weapon which almost destroyed the Phoenix. But is it really that simple?
Battle of the Planets - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,535 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 8/18/2008 - Complete
Cry Wolf: the missing scenes reviews
Written for the 2008 TIWF Retrofit Challenge. So, why would Jeff Tracy suddenly decide to show two random kids round Tracy Island, when he insisted that even his old and trusted friend Tim Casey had to be kept in the dark about International Rescue?
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,203 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Published: 8/17/2008 - Complete
Galactic Traitor reviews
A "re-imagining" of the episode "G-Force Defector". The team always thought Don had died on Mars, but now it seems that he might still be alive - and working for the enemy.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,726 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 7/31/2008 - Published: 4/27/2008
Graduation reviews
A young Devil Star tries to prove her competence. But has she bitten off more than she can chew? Written for the Writers Anonymous Hook Challenge.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,726 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 7/31/2008 - Published: 1/7/2008 - Complete
Silver reviews
Gordon's sixteen years old and in the national 200m butterfly final. He's heading for glory, and nothing can stop him. Or so he thinks. Writers Anonymous Colour Challenge entry.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,414 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/3/2008 - Gordon T. - Complete
Black Sheep reviews
So what's it like to be the odd man out in the Tracy family? The only one that didn't go to college? The only one more at home in the sea than the air? Gordon's fine with it now... but what about when he was fourteen? TV-verse.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,919 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 17 - Published: 4/18/2008 - Complete
The one that came back reviews
The boomerang was Gordon's, until Alan lost it. The kitten was Tin-Tin's. And the bottle? Well, Alan thought he was the first to find it...
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,379 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/30/2008 - Complete
Christmas Card reviews
Princess sees someone from her past. Set between the October and December following The Sky Is Falling. Part of my AU.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,851 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/29/2008 - Complete
4: Best Laid Plans reviews
One of Jason's friends may have stumbled onto an antiISO organisation, and Jason wants to run the investigation himself.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,077 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/23/2008 - Published: 1/2/2008
3: Man Down reviews
When he's grounded due to injury, Mark is forced into an unfamiliar role. Set during the TV series, before The Sky Is Falling. Part of my AU story arc. Some mild swearing.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,138 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/29/2007 - Published: 11/26/2007 - Complete
2 Reconstruction reviews
Now that they know there's hostile life out there, ISO try to put together a viable combat force to counter it. Set 3 months after Rumours of Death. AU prequel to the TV series.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,185 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 10/22/2007 - Published: 9/29/2007 - Complete
Sam's Tale reviews
One of the ISO Racing mechanics tells the story of how she found out that Jason isn't just an ISO chauffeur. AU, consistent with the rest of my universe. WA Oct Challenge.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,578 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/16/2007 - Complete
1: Rumours of Death reviews
Princess tells the story of GForce's very first space mission, back before they knew Spectra even existed. AU prequel to the TV series.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,325 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 9/27/2007 - Published: 9/15/2007 - Complete
Disaster in the South Pacific reviews
International Rescue are called to help a group of people who they'd never have thought would need it. Crossover with Battle of the Planets.
Crossover - Battle of the Planets & Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 47,233 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 9/15/2007 - Published: 8/19/2007 - Complete
In the beginning reviews
Gordon's struggling to get over his injuries from the hydrofoil crash, but is he just paranoid or is something more going on?
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 31,647 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/21/2007 - Published: 10/25/2006
Fish Out Of Water reviews
Gordon on TB5? TVverse, written for a TIWF challenge. Ties in with my other TB fics.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,932 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/3/2007 - Gordon T. - Complete
Wedding Bells reviews
It's Mark and Princess's special day. Rated for one very mild swearword.
Battle of the Planets - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,130 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/22/2006 - Complete
The Visit reviews
Gordon pays his first visit to Lady Penelope. TVverse, set preseries.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,740 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/8/2006 - Complete
I told you not to put that there reviews
Lady Penelope's first trip to Tracy Island isn't quite what she was expecting. TVverse.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,528 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/29/2006 - Complete
Keeping Up Appearances reviews
TVverse. Alan persuades Scott and Virgil to spend their night off somewhere they’d never have chosen for themselves.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,119 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/11/2006 - Complete