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Joined 01-28-06, id: 979919, Profile Updated: 02-28-13
Author has written 24 stories for Battlestar Galactica: 2003, Superman, Firefly, Enchanted, Die Hard, 3:10 to Yuma, 2007, Life, X-Men: The Movie, Dragon Age, Touching Evil, Burn Notice, Avengers, Misc. Games, Jack Reacher series, Priest, Person of Interest, Walking Dead, and Legion.

I adore stories that are long and have a lot of detail in them. Long chapters (3000 words plus) are awesome. The longer the chapter the happier I am as a reader, especially if it's a well written and well thought out chapter. I don't mind short chapters in one-shots, or in stories along the lines of "Five times" type stories. Like "four times the chicken crossed the road--and One time he didn't" (wow that's got possibilities!) I'm not so much into angst (which I describe as being overly emotional because the characters are overly emotional, as opposed to having a real reason to over react). Fluff is fun, good smut is enjoyable (yet surprisingly hard to find) and well written drama and action make my heart sing. I avoid stories with slash, because 99 percent of the time, it's written for no other reason than the author thinks that Y Y would make a really cute gay couple--even if it goes totally against the character's canon. My favorite stories tend to be those where the characterizations remain true to the TV show/Movie/Cartoon/Game/Book that character originated in. I like AUs that are plausible--not ones that make me rear back and say, "What the...?"

My mother is an English teacher, my grandmother is an English teacher, and my sister is an English major. Basically that means I have pretty high standards when it comes to the stories I read, and the ones I like. If your grammar and sentence structure aren't very good, I'm liable to tell you in my review, even if I like the overall idea or plot your story is based on. I would hope readers do me the courtesy of pointing out errors in my stories.

My interests vary wildly, the only fanfic category I avoid is Anime, because I don't like anime. I browse through other categories, especially for movies and TV shows I've recently seen and liked, but I tend to stay away from topics that have 10,000 stories even if I am interested in the category.. A good example of this is the stories based on Pirates of the Caribbean. I loved the movies, but there're so many stories, it's too hard and too time consuming to weed out the horrifically bad stories from hard to find good ones.

My writing comes in fits and starts. When I write, I tend to close out the world, and that includes my family, to the extent that it ended up causing problems in my personal life. This is why the updates in my longer stories tends to be so sporadic and I apologize for that. Feel free to nag me though, I won't take offense and it might give me enough of a kick in the pants that I write more sooner.

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Safe and Sound by akiraflame-tumblr reviews
Beth is a hit singer/songwriter and she loves her fans. Lately, though, some of her fans have been more exuberant than others and they're making her concerned for her safety. She needs a bodyguard. With the help of her family friend, Rick, she meets Daryl, who agrees to be her bodyguard. Their relationship is awkward, but they become friends fast. Could they potentially be more?
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,548 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 6/3 - Published: 9/17/2014 - Daryl D., Beth G.
How To Go On A Date: Lannister Edition by Jen27ny reviews
Jaime and Brienne go on a date. Sequel from How To Crush A Date, Mod AU, Two-shot
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,085 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/31 - Published: 3/19 - Jaime L., Brienne T., Margaery T. - Complete
How To Crush A Date: Lannister Edition by Jen27ny reviews
Jaime had to interrupt Brienne's date because of work. Of course that's the only reason. Why else should he stop by? / Modern AU, M for language and some graphic voilence
A song of Ice and Fire - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,632 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/23/2014 - Jaime L., Brienne T., Hyle H. - Complete
Silver Lining by NaturalCamouflage reviews
"In just a few sentences, he'd managed to catch me in my mental freefall. It wasn't the wording that had made me stop. It was him, his eyes." Rewritten chapters have been posted, chapters are now in order with more to come. Cover by TimeMiesterAbby. Image by Getty Images.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 55,872 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 9/19/2014 - Published: 5/25/2012 - Captain America/Steve R., Iron Man/Tony S., Hulk/Bruce B., OC - Complete
we're alone in our own world by wellthatdepends reviews
Nashville AU: Their history may be entwined in a ring, but their future is carved in wood. [Sequel to "Inside my Head (there's a Record that's Playing)"]
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,834 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 12 - Published: 5/23/2014 - Daryl D., Beth G. - Complete
inside your head (there's a record that's playing) by wellthatdepends reviews
Nashville AU: It's a dangerous road they're on. She's sees the flowers and the sunshine. He only sees the cracks. [Bethyl]
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,298 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 14 - Published: 5/3/2014 - Daryl D., Beth G. - Complete
The Spy Who Loved M by Telanu reviews
Immediately following the events of "Untouchable," James Bond has to learn—yet again—that everything has a consequence, and that trust can matter more than love.
James Bond - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 54,839 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 4/10/2013 - Published: 3/16/2013 - James Bond/007, M 3, M. Penny, Q 3 - Complete
Ever After by Zerbinetta reviews
Bann Teagan makes good on his affections towards a highly flabbergasted mage. The trouble with proposing to the center of a love triangle you're not really part of is the reaction of the other two sides. Those being? Hilarity and panic, of course!
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 97,064 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 11/23/2012 - Published: 12/11/2009 - Teagan G., Surana
Home Front by Anonymous2004 reviews
Until now, Batman's only cared about taking out the bigshots of crime. But when a dedicated woman gets caught up in his current crusade, both he and Bruce Wayne will discover where crime and tragedy begin: on the home front. Post DK. Bruce Wayne/OC.
Batman Begins/Dark Knight - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 62 - Words: 399,975 - Reviews: 1188 - Favs: 467 - Follows: 381 - Updated: 8/4/2012 - Published: 8/8/2008 - Complete
No Power in the 'Verse by ViaLethe reviews
"Having no choice but to feel, River cherishes all the more deeply the ability to act. If only she knew what action to take." A study of River, working her way through the complications of falling in love. River/Mal.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 25,669 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 207 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 8/11/2011 - Published: 6/13/2011 - [River, Mal] - Complete
Fevers of Unknown Origin by TheRealAlyshebaFan reviews
Murdock/OC, featuring entire team. Morning humor, with chance of afternoon mayhem and evening romance. Some violence, some language, some references to sex & general looniness. Begins some years back and goes forward to the present.
A-Team - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 147,463 - Reviews: 194 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 6/2/2011 - Published: 1/8/2011 - H.M. Murdock - Complete
LoveShyness: A Matt and Lucy Collection by Atellix reviews
Series of one-shots centering around the developing relationship of Matt Farrell and Lucy McClane from the movie "Live Free or Die Hard". Continues after the movie.
Die Hard - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,325 - Reviews: 150 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 4/24/2010 - Published: 3/4/2008 - Matt F., Lucy M.
Happy Endings by Fever Dream reviews
The Blight is over, the Grey Wardens have been restored to favour and the cunning, sometimes unscrupulous Elendra Cousland rules at the side of King Alistair Theirin. But even in happy endings, there are winners, losers and dire prices to be paid.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 17 - Words: 51,946 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 4/7/2010 - Published: 1/9/2010 - Alistair, Cousland, Zevran A., Anora - Complete
Winter Wonder by Mardahin reviews
Despite everyone's best efforts, Nikolai Luzhin cast a long if invisible shadow over Christine Khitrova's childhood. Looking back, she pieces together the signs of a life not-quite-normal.
Eastern Promises - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,731 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/5/2010 - Complete
Home by Elizabeth Cords reviews
8 yrs post TCOR, R. returns to Helion Prime. The gov't has an interesting offer for him. Riddick does "romance" adventure. Very MA, some smut, but it's still Riddick. Riddick/OFC. Very cannon. Like to think it's natural progression of Big Evil's world.
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 22 - Words: 65,663 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 5/1/2009 - Published: 2/15/2009 - Complete
Gobsmacked by grimorie reviews
Charlie didn't know how it happened.
Life - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,679 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/17/2008 - Complete
Never Go Back by hereswith reviews
MalRiver. A series of River centric ficlets, charting the development of a relationship between River and Mal. Set some time after the movie. With thanks to Geek Mama for beta reading. [Complete]
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 30,073 - Reviews: 172 - Favs: 213 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 4/16/2007 - Published: 5/6/2006 - River, Mal - Complete
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The Ghost Story reviews
"This is his first memory: The musky scent of wet wood and sun beams filtering through the leafy canopy of a large forest. It is home, or at least, the only home he has ever known." A companion piece to "Stray", done from a unique POV. Clint/Natasha
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,837 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Published: 10/1/2014 - Black Widow/Natasha R., Hawkeye/Clint B. - Complete
Rising Waters reviews
Post Terminus, Beth was reunited with the rest of the group. She feels she's changed a lot and is ready to finish out that conversation with Daryl from the funeral home and see where things lead-but he's gone through some changes of his own. Bethyl AU following S4 Ending. Follow up to my story "Killer of Enemies", recommended you read that first.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 5 - Words: 33,084 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 9/11/2014 - Published: 7/24/2014 - [Beth G., Daryl D.]
Stray reviews
There's a difference between surviving and living. Natasha/Clint *NOW COMPLETE*
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 28,580 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 7/17/2014 - Published: 5/31/2012 - Hawkeye/Clint B., Black Widow/Natasha R. - Complete
Killer of Enemies reviews
A strange encounter in the woods leads to something that will change Daryl Dixon's life forever, in more ways than one. Post Season 4, Rated M for language. (Hints at Bethyl if you squint)
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,256 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/16/2014 - Daryl D. - Complete
Breakdown reviews
A long drive nears its destination, and Reese is confronted with a side of himself he never knew existed. References "Many Happy Returns", S1E21. My first POI story, please R&R if you like :)
Person of Interest - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,662 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/22/2014 - J. Reese - Complete
By Mercy and Truth reviews
Priest is lost in the desert and receives a visitation from Michael and Gabriel, who have come to share a message and knowledge with him. "And ye know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32. Knowing the truth doesn't make it any less painful to hear.
Crossover - Priest & Legion - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,620 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/5/2013 - Michael, Gabriel - Complete
Booth Sixteen reviews
It was the night from Hell, I was working extra hours on a shift that wasn't even mine, and now someone's claimed Booth Sixteen. What else can go wrong tonight?
Jack Reacher series - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,760 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/17/2013 - Complete
Ghost Writer in the Machine reviews
World-altering events are taking place in Washington DC. Is it an alien invasion or a conspiracy? Teresa is about to learn the truth-whether she wants to or not. **No Prior knowledge of the Wii Game The Conduit required! Anyone can dig this story, even non-gamers! Check it out!
Misc. Games - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22,965 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/24/2013 - Complete
A Black Bargain reviews
Alistair has reluctantly agreed to go through with Morrigan's ritual. What ensues is not pleasant-for either of them. A one-shot.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,952 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/11/2012 - Alistair, Morrigan - Complete
Beyond Contention reviews
Alice Evans and her sons have plans for the future, but landowner Glen Hollander has some plans of his own. Ben Wade's been laying low since escaping from Yuma Prison, but things are afoot that make him consider coming out of hiding. **NOW COMPLETE**
3:10 to Yuma, 2007 - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 122,848 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 4/2/2012 - Published: 7/1/2008 - Complete
The Man Upstairs reviews
Sugar's old apartment is newly occupied, and as the saying goes, "Good neighbors make good fences." Or something along those lines, anyway.
Burn Notice - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,192 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 9/12/2010 - Published: 8/20/2010 - Michael W.
Escape Velocity reviews
Five years ago, Branca's fiance committed suicide. She has some questions for Creegan.
Touching Evil - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,733 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 7/17/2010 - D. Creegan, S. Branca - Complete
Spiritus Mundi reviews
The Archdemon is dead and Ferelden survives. But darkness lingers and as they say, without darkness, there can be no light. End-game spoilers. Alistair/Dalish Elf
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 72,079 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 2/9/2010 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Alistair, Mahariel
Slipstream reviews
Alistair sinks his sword into the Archdemon and suddenly, everything changes.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,741 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/31/2010 - Published: 1/22/2010 - Alistair - Complete
What Rough Beast? reviews
Child prodigies like River Tam aren't the only ones The Academy experimented on... Rated T for language at the moment.
Crossover - X-Men: The Movie & Firefly - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 897 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 58 - Published: 9/17/2009 - Logan/Wolverine, River
And Skin, Confined reviews
A prequel for the TV show that explains how Constance Griffiths took Charlie Crews' case
Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,867 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 11 - Published: 8/23/2008
Daddy's Girl reviews
A story about times in Lucy McClane's life when she either follows her father's advice or learns from his examples.
Die Hard - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,554 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/14/2008 - Published: 3/14/2008 - Complete
Never Say Die reviews
Four times that John McClane didn't give up and one time that he did. Rated T for harsh language, spoilers for Die Hard 4.0
Die Hard - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 2,151 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Published: 3/12/2008 - Complete
Flawed reviews
The apple touches Robert's foot and...." An introspective on some of the events as they occur in the movie after Giselle bites into the apple
Enchanted - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,670 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/24/2008 - Complete
It's Almost Done reviews
AU Future AR Finding Earth means letting go. Kleenex alert.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,258 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/10/2007 - L. Roslin, W. Adama - Complete
A Just So Story reviews
River's sneaking up on Jayne again, but this time she's got a reason. Post BDM wspoilers
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,003 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/13/2007 - Jayne, River - Complete
The Eye of the Storm reviews
Can Clark Kent's life get any more complicated? Lex Luthor has a plan that poses a threat to everyone Superman loves.
Superman - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 79,864 - Reviews: 230 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 3/28/2007 - Published: 7/18/2006 - Clark K./Superman/Kal-El
The Lucky Ones reviews
Addy finds herself among the few survivors that are lucky enough to make it off of Caprica alive following the Cylon attacks.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,195 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/6/2006 - Published: 2/1/2006
Glass reviews
A story about freedom.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 672 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/1/2006 - S. Valerii/Boomer - Complete