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Joined 07-05-03, id: 413077, Profile Updated: 06-05-17
Author has written 12 stories for Labyrinth, Doctor Who, and Captain Harlock.

Back in the last days of the 20th C, I was pretty active on usenet Doctor Who fandom on adwc and a in a few fanthologies, hence the age of DW stories here. (I'm not a "New Who" fan, so this section is closed to new entries - unless I feel the need for a new 4th-and-Sarah tale...!!)

All of this was over a decade ago, and I make no apologies for the 10-year case of writers' block brought on by studying Japanese in the interim and watching and reading way, waaaay too much Leijiverse material.

(Japanese has played havoc with my writing style, but hopefully no-one will hold it against me. Much! I can't pretend to any great fluency, however, unless you want to give orders on a 30th C battleship, or discuss cyborged modifications...!)

My taste for anything Japanese runs almost exclusively to 70s/80's manga and anime (and a few SF novels!) overlapping a little into the 60s and 90s - and anything related to my favourites re-done or added to in later decades. This tends to mean the entire kit and kaboodle is in Japanese because no-one bothers with the old stuff - which does make finding like minded souls difficult!

For the jaded - I don't write sappy romance, gratuitous porn, crossovers between works by different authors, or slash. So what do I write? Well, if you're just after saucy bits and get bored with actual plot, I'm not your go-to author. I write what I like to read - adult science fantasy/fiction style adventure, more character than plot driven.

The Harlock stories are all (with one frivolous exception!) sequels to the 2013 CGI film, and are all in the same continuity, drawn from the film (Japanese cut!), its novelisation, the original storyboard for said film, and a massive helping of plots, characters and anything else that feels right from all over the Harlock/GE999 'verse, both written and animated.

With effect from January 2017 (the demise of the SFFnet domain hosting my website) the Book of Taliesin stories have been restored to their original, non-fanfic versions and migrated to fictionpress, under Helen1969. These will continue with the novel length "Maskirovka" and a prequel novel "The Hunting of the Hart".

Update: June 2017 - currently revising Corpse Flower to sort out some minor inconsistencies, scientific howlers and typos that slipped through... This was a lot easier 20 years ago!! Getting old is a crock. (Just so you know: Your memory becomes utter pants, your vocabulary is apparently a fraction of what it was in your youth, your once-perfect eyesight is rubbish and we won't go into the muscle tremors which make hitting keys in the right order (if they even register at all!) somewhat problematic on a bad day... And then you find you made a totally avoidable cock-up based on an outdated model of the build up and effects of oxygen levels back in the Cambrian because all your textbooks are 20 years out of date, and at that point you rapidly lose the will to live... But hell, would anyone notice? I mean, it's not two guys snogging...)

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The Wheel by pollywantsa reviews
As Harlock builds his fledgling crew and works towards his plan to reset the universe, he can't escape the ghosts that haunt him… in more ways than one. 2013 movie-verse.
Captain Harlock - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 35,091 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/17 - Published: 9/17/2016
What Cannot Be Turned by pollywantsa reviews
Fate has a way of catching up with you, as Harlock Snr was about to find out...
Captain Harlock - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,382 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/31/2016 - Complete
Darwin's First Law by pollywantsa reviews
Arcadia has a new captain, but the change of management isn't sitting well with Aristotle Jones. CGI movie-verse, and a sequel (sort of) to The Aristotle Transposition. Rated M for language and violent themes.
Captain Harlock - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,248 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/19/2016 - Published: 8/14/2016 - Complete
The Aristotle Transposition by pollywantsa reviews
There are many paths to Arcadia. (2013 movie-verse.)
Captain Harlock - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 37,893 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/3/2016 - Published: 11/29/2015 - Complete
The Days After by pollywantsa reviews
What happened in the dark space between the destruction of the Earth and the Arcadia's rebirth? (2013 movie-verse)
Captain Harlock - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,750 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/22/2015 - Complete
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Some Embrace only Shadow - part one - Waterfall reviews
Heiligenstadt in Oberfranken - Summer, 2863... At the funeral for the Graf of Schloss Greifenstein, events are set in motion that will play out a personal tragedy against the prelude to war... Because if there's one thing a young Harlock forgot, or ignored, it was the old warning "be careful what you wish for..." (CGI verse, prequel)
Captain Harlock - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 35,482 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/15 - Published: 7/18 - Harlock/Albator, Maya, Tochiro O./Alfred
Corpse Flower reviews
A new threat emerges to challenge Harlock and the crew of the Arcadia - a strange race of women with a power over plant life, who burn like paper when killed... To find out who they are and what they want, Harlock must first rescue Tadashi Daiba, who vanished four years ago - the night these creatures murdered his mother... CGI verse, 12 years after 'Frozen Harvest'.
Captain Harlock - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 34 - Words: 197,155 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/15 - Published: 1/5/2016 - Harlock/Albator, Kei Yuki/Nausicaa, T. Daiba/Ramis
On Some Strange Tide reviews
Space is like an ocean... and like an ocean, sooner or later, whatever you throw away into it has a way of washing back upon the shore. No matter how hard the Gaia Sanction tried they forgot this cardinal law: secrets have a way of getting out... (CGI verse, Yama-as-Harlock, set after Red Shift Blues)
Captain Harlock - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,998 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/1 - Complete
Días del Muerto reviews
"The Days of the Dead": During the events of Frozen Harvest, across the galaxy at the end of known space, a gate began to open... now, once a year, something haunts the corridors of the Arcadia on the anniversary of the Battle for Earth, during the Graveyard Shift - the same hour the previous captain is said to have died and then vanished. (CGI-verse)
Captain Harlock - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 12 - Words: 18,704 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/20/2016 - Published: 12/10/2016 - Harlock/Albator, Yama/Logan - Complete
Some Embrace the Light reviews
Whilst the Arcadia tries to escape the Gaia Fleet following the battle for Earth, Kei tries to keep her new, wet behind the ears captain alive (despite his best efforts to the contrary...!) Along the way, maybe two lost, lonely people can find a beacon in the darkness... Note: CGI-verse, prequel to Frozen Harvest. Extensively revised August 2016.
Captain Harlock - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 26,985 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/28/2016 - Kei Yuki/Nausicaa, Yama/Logan - Complete
Red Shift Blues reviews
When a container with a tragic cargo is taken on board the Arcadia, Harlock's resident pain-in-the-ass crewman, Ali, turns out to be the best man for the job of making those responsible pay dearly - but old enemies lead the mouthy pirate into so much trouble, even Harlock might not be able to pull him out... (post-Frozen Harvest: Yama-Harlock, Ali)
Captain Harlock - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,510 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/1/2016 - Harlock/Albator - Complete
Frozen Harvest reviews
Captain Harlock CGI 'verse, post-film: The Arcadia's new captain gets thrown in right at the deep end... Following an unmanned cargo ship to a frozen planet leads to a grim discovery. The trail leads to the planet La Metal, with terrible implications for the future of humanity. Welcome... to the machines! (Revised to Ch.17 29/05/2017)
Captain Harlock - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 124,424 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 12/28/2015 - Published: 9/17/2015 - Kei Yuki/Nausicaa, Yama/Logan - Complete
Forever Autumn reviews
My favourite journalist, in a little Faction Paradox story set partly in the 11 Day Empire from 2002 I thought lost forever on my hard drive. BBC books based canon, with a couple of historical domain characters I'm extremely fond of, the little scamps...
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,410 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/1/2015 - Sarah Jane S. - Complete
By Any Means Necessary reviews
This is what happens when I've come across one too many slash fics with a certain pairing... I needed an antidote, and you have been warned! Incidentally, this is a totally stand-alone bit of "what if", and is in no way related to my ongoing continuity...
Captain Harlock - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,220 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/21/2015 - Harlock/Albator, Yama/Logan - Complete
Bedlam reviews
The Doctor and Sarah's holiday on an unoccupied planet is cut short by a mysterious, unseen force... Previously published in "Missing Pieces"
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,401 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Published: 7/26/2003 - 4th Doctor, Sarah Jane S. - Complete
Lost and Found reviews
First published on adwc, Jan 99. A piece of extreme silliness inspired by the news that a long lost episode of "The Crusades" had been found, and sold at auction. NB: The alternate DW show in this was a fan-favourite created by J. Morris and used in several stories by him.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,146 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/26/2003 - 8th Doctor, Sarah Jane S. - Complete
Dark Labyrinth reviews
First published 1999 on the Labyfic mailing list. Three years after the events of the film, Sarah finds herself once again drawn back into the world of the Labyrinth, when both it and its enigmatic ruler are threatened by a powerful foe...
Labyrinth - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 54,313 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/26/2003 - Complete