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Author has written 19 stories for Teen Titans.

Hmmm.

So many options. So so many options. Sigh. Let's get this over with.

Well, I really like Kid Flash. I don't particularly like Robin. I guess he's okay. I don't mind Raven but I really don't like the Raven idolatry on parts of this site.

I really like intelligence and independence. If you can write a smart, original story, you are cool. I don't like writers actually putting into the story "character X's pov". Take the training wheels off for god's sake! Precision in characterization like Once a Thief by The Red X, and some stories by Meiriona and Super Chocolate Bear, is cool. Oddly enough, realism in fantasy stories is much better than other approaches.Dumping song lyrics into your story is just lazy and almost never works worth a damn. Peoples' reactions to songs are very individual. You may think that everyone has the same reaction to some song you like, but you first heard it in exactly the right setting for it to mean that certain feeling to you. The rest of us, weren't there. So don't just drop in some frigging tune's lyrics and expect that we'll all have the same teary eyed feeling you had when you heard that song in the back seat of the car when you heard your cat had died. We were not there. Spare us. Please.

And don't act like you're holding hostages. " If I don't get X reviews the story gets it! I swear! I'll do it!" Or. "I'm not writing another chapter till I get X reviews! Come on people!"

STFU.

Alright, some more. Graduated with a degree in engineering, yeah, the usual place you find people who want to write. Guy. 5'10" 160 dark brown, gray. I think I only saw a Teen Titans episode a couple years after the show started. I have something serious percolating on the side but needed a break and was intrigued by Lightspeed, so I wrote Reach the Horizon. I was running through my head various reasons why KF's parents might have been such aholes to him and that provided the impetus to write Here's a Good One. Hope you liked either or both. If you didn't. Hey, tell me. I'm an adult. I can take it.

More gripes.

I don't understand why Kid Flash gets characterized as dumb in so many of the stories here. What did he do or say in Lightspeed or Titans Together that was dumb? He didn't speak like an idiot. He didn't make any dumb choices. He was overly trusting of Jinx at first. That's about it. Hell, you can argue that he was the only one with the smarts and open mind to see that Jinx was only, oh, situationally evil at worst. Watch where he tells Jinx that he likes the decor of the HIVE hideout. "Very . . . secret lair," he jokes. Watch the part where he goes into her room at HIVE headquarters and says that he didn't figure her for the unicorn type. Watch when he's in the cage at HIVE headquarters and he and Jinx are having a sort of a moment. She's wondering what he'll say next. Will he try to kiss her? And he uses the ultra serious mood as the springboard for a joke, asking her for mustard for his sandwich. His intelligence is very clearly above average. Very clearly. But, if you don't want to put any thought into things then I guess fast equals hyper equals dumb. Sigh.

Real world gripe. I really don't understand listening only to music playing on the radio today. Would you only look at paintings that'd been painted this year? Sorry, can't look at Vermeer or Turner. Brush hit canvas before 2007. Would you only read books that'd come out in the last year? etc etc etc. I don't get it. Seriously. It's sooooo dumb. Do you think your grandparents or great grandparents or their predecessors never felt angst or alienation the way you do?Did all these feelings realy begin with you?What an amazing conceit that would be. They didn't. Sure, the way they were expressed was different but even the most caustic,sarcastic artistic expressions of today were done in some similar way in the past. It doesn't mean your feelings aren't uniquely yours. It just means they probably aren't unprecedented. You can find an interesting artistic stab at your feelings in some work of the past if you try. And looking to the past now and then makes you less of a sucker/mark/dupe for the marketing machines of today. And that feels good.

We live in an incredibly fortunate time. We have hundreds of years of music available to us. Okay, about 350 or something like that but you get the point. You can turn on your ipod and play Handel's Water Music then Miss Thing part 2 by Count Basie then Take Five by Dave Brubeck then Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison then Touch the Sky by Kanye West. You don't have to play just the latest top 40 song (which might be terrific, btw. just as old does not equal bad, neither does new). And because we live in this incredibly fortunate time, your options for music don't begin and end with the folk music of your village. We are so frigging lucky. The same goes for books. A man by the name of Erasmus was once thought to have read every published book, (around the year 1450 iirc). It's physically impossible today (even for Kid Flash!). There's so much available, fiction, non-fiction, everything. Whatever you want, click on Amazon. It's yours. We're so frigging lucky! Just 100 or 200 years ago, the options available to you might be the books in your house or the meager selection at your little town's library. Now, the whole world of books, everything, is right there for you no matter how odd or relatively unpopular your tastes. Don't take it for granted. Give thanks that you're living in 2007 in the west. You're lucky. And tv shows, movies etc? Just 25 years ago, most people in the U.S. had about 8 possible channels on their tv's and a fairly small number of movies available on video cassettes. Now, most everyone's got a couple hundred channels and most every movie ever made is available on DVD. You are soooooo lucky!

And to show appreciation of that good fortune, don't be an ignorant jackass and try to prevent some artistic expression that you don't like. The test of your commitment to freedom is not how well you tolerate the things you like but the things you don't like. It's called being an adult in a free society. You don't try and take away freedom from anyone not like you and demand it for yourself. That's ignorant and childish.That's being a little fascist when it suits you but wanting to be a free man or woman when that suits you. Free societies produce more in every way because they allow people to express their energies in almost any way and to thereby create value for their fellow citizens. You want to come up with a new computer application? Hey, knock yourself out. You want to write a new book that'll wow everyone with its insights? Bring it on. Free minds create value and make everyone richer.

Kind of highbrow, huh? Just be a libertarian. There. That's simpler.

Just started reading god is not Great, How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens. Great stuff. Some other suggestions? Winter's Tales or Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen. Tremendously impressive writing style. Economy and precision in storytelling of the highest degree. A Simple Heart by Flaubert. Literary pointillism. Without you realizing it he takes you from point A to a point B that would seem absurd at first but which is perfectly sensible in the context of the story.

Reviews.

I feel tremendously ambivalent about reviews on this site. I think we should all be committed to our own conceptions of our stories. At the same time, I loved receiving positive reviews. I wish I had been indifferent to getting them but I couldn't help but be pleased, even with the ones that offered no explanation for why the reviewer liked the story. And, on the other side of it, when I see a good story for which no one's left a review, I picture some girl or boy toiling away in loneliness, unrecognized for their wonderful little creation. And it bothers me. I guess I've come to accept that we all love recognition and that it's not too bad if kept within reasonable bounds. But, the authors who gush and thank every reviewer and try to create a sort of circle of obsequiousness (I just sucked up to you, so please suck up to me again after you read this chapter!) go way beyond reasonable bounds. You know who you are.

(The avatar picture is Wally flanked by Roy on the left and Dick on the right)

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Life on the Offbeat by Re-Ane reviews
Set postLightspeed, focusing on Jinx and Kid Flash. Chapter twelve UP!
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 70,302 - Reviews: 403 - Favs: 318 - Follows: 272 - Updated: 9/18/2015 - Published: 1/24/2006 - Jinx, Kid Flash
Shreya To Jinx by Meiriona reviews
Who is Jinx? How did she become what she is? Begins in her native India on her third birthday. Chapter Twenty Two: Night at the movies.
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 22 - Words: 48,857 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 8/9/2007 - Published: 10/19/2005 - Jinx
Grayson's Tale by Elfangor87 reviews
Dick Grayson is just a name that I use, a mask that I wear. I’m not him anymore, not really. You can call me...Robin.
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 20,686 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 11/29/2006 - Published: 6/25/2006 - Robin - Complete
I Miss My Mind the Most by lilacbush80 reviews
Last chapter is finally up! The last traces of risistance vanish. So that's it then, I say. I guess we all achieved our goals. You two found each other and I found the truth. So what happens now?
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 28,052 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/5/2006 - Published: 3/14/2005 - Complete
Once A Thief by The Red X reviews
Red X, thieving prodigy, is only concerned with his next big score. But someone's got X on his hit list. With a rookie heroine as his only allie, Red X is forced to play the hero once again... Since no one else will. Completed.
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 56,970 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 9/24/2006 - Published: 9/3/2005 - Red-X - Complete
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The Luckiest Boy Alive reviews
13 year old Kid Flash has many abilities but not many realize that one of them is as a law firm's secret weapon.
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,175 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/6
Understanding reviews
Jinx tells Raven that she wishes she and KF understood each other even better. Raven suggests a spell from an ancient spell book. But Raven gets the spell wrong and soon Jinx finds himself in red and yellow and KF finds herself in lace and platforms.
Teen Titans - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 17 - Words: 75,072 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 6/2 - Published: 7/3/2010 - Kid Flash, Jinx
The Misunderstood Hero, Red X reviews
Red X is a thief. Why does that mean he can't also be a hero?
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 22 - Words: 117,431 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 3/13 - Published: 7/3/2015 - Red-X
Well, technically, but in a good way! reviews
Raven's trying to find the right guy for her. She thinks she knows just what she wants. Everyone thinks it's Aqualad. But is it? Or does she have very specific requirements for her man that only one Titan can satisfy?
Teen Titans - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,879 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/19/2017 - Published: 2/6/2016 - Beast Boy, Raven, Herald - Complete
These Boots Were Made for Walken reviews
Musicals are completely unrealistic declares Kid Flash. Things like that never happen in real life.
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,088 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/9/2015 - Kid Flash, Jinx - Complete
Speedsterized reviews
Wally West is a skinny 6th grader at the top of his class, dealing with bullies and his crazy family when he gets invited to meet the Flash courtesy of his Uncle Barry in Keystone City. That's when things get really complicated.
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 114,248 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 8/4/2013 - Published: 4/8/2012 - Kid Flash - Complete
Carrot Tops reviews
Before either became Teen Titans, Kid Flash and Speedy met but didn't always get along. Black Canary wants Roy and Wally to be friends so she invites Wally to stay a weekend in Star City with Roy
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 25,119 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 5/9/2011 - Published: 1/2/2011 - Kid Flash, Speedy
Certified Pre Owned reviews
The Justice League is getting rid of its old, stationary position transporter system that moves heroes to and from tubes at specific locations. The Titans install the transporter system at the Tower and test it. What could go wrong while BB takes a call?
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 79,445 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 3/29/2010 - Published: 10/18/2009 - Kid Flash, Red-X
Don't Try and Talk Me Out of It! reviews
The pressures of the hero life can be immense, especially for super powered young teens. When Mas and Menos admit that they thought of quitting, Kid Flash tells them his story of giving it all up.
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,394 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 7/6/2009 - Published: 6/22/2009 - Kid Flash, Mas y Menos
Beast Boy! Change you can count on! reviews
The Titans, Titans East and the auxiliary members are at the Tower watching the returns on election night and feeling proud of the democratic process when it suddenly occurs to everyone. Why aren't our leaders elected? This story is what might happen.
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,905 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/22/2009 - Published: 2/10/2009 - Complete
Evaluations reviews
If someone did psychological evaluations of the Teen Titans, what would they say? How would it ever come up?
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 68,682 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 1/31/2009 - Published: 6/15/2008 - Complete
Never Listen to Speedy reviews
It's almost the big day for KF & Jinx. What's that mean? Right! A bachelor party and a bachelorette party. Everybody does it. What could go wrong? See what happens when some super powered teens follow the advice of a certain freaky archer.
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 42,034 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 11/28/2008 - Published: 9/20/2008 - Kid Flash, Jinx - Complete
Journal reviews
It's a journal not a diary, okay? It doesn't matter that Jinx suggested it. I'm a guy and a speedster. It's a journal.
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,086 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 3/12/2008 - Published: 1/7/2008 - Kid Flash, Jinx
Fashion Consultants reviews
It's hard enough being a 14 year old boy and a super hero. Now, Kid Flash finds himself getting flak from all sides for what he wears, both as a 14 year old boy and as a super hero. Can't a speedster catch a break?
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,742 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 19 - Published: 1/6/2008 - Kid Flash, Jinx - Complete
Getting Up to Lightspeed reviews
How did Kid Flash get the job protecting Jump City with the Titans out of town? In this prequel to Lightspeed, KF bumps into BB. The two fun loving teens talk and find they're kindred spirits.Story is complete
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,622 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/23/2007 - Kid Flash, Beast Boy - Complete
Proteges reviews
Kid Flash and Jinx are still together at the Tower. KF and Robin are best friends. Even as KF and Jinx become more accomplished they can still use mentors and there are still those who would like them to be their proteges. Ch19 Flash Mitzvah & popping
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 19 - Words: 109,017 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/24/2007 - Published: 7/11/2006 - Kid Flash, Jinx - Complete
The Shaggy Teen Titan reviews
A certain dark haired, shape shifting Teen Titan experiences an unwelcome transformation. Oh. You thought I meant Beast Boy?
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 26,219 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/8/2006 - Published: 5/31/2006 - Complete
Here's a good one reviews
Set after season 5, Kid Flash is a Titan and Jinx is his girlfriend. Robin's his best friend. Everything's going his way. Or is it? [This story follows after Reach the Horizon]
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 47,720 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 4/23/2006 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Complete
Reach the Horizon reviews
In the days after Lightspeed, Kid Flash wants to convert Jinx from villain to good and for her to be with him. He'd also like to become a full fledged Titan. Can he succeed? [Yes it's long but give a chapter a try. You might find it goes pretty quick]
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 95,552 - Reviews: 276 - Favs: 187 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 2/26/2006 - Published: 1/7/2006 - Kid Flash, Jinx - Complete