Author has written 10 stories for Kim Possible, Gravity's Rainbow, Twin Peaks, and Karin.
Outside they're painting tar on somebody; it's as close to a work of art as they will ever be.
In dark times, the definition of good art would seem to be art that locates and applies CPR to those elements of what's human and magical that still live and glow despite the times' darkness. Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it wished, but it'd find a way both to depict this world and to illuminate the possibilities for being alive and human in it.
-- David Foster Wallace
...you would do better, at least no worse, ... than to blacken margins, to fill in the holes of words till all is black and flat and the whole ghastly business looks like what it is, senseless, speechless, issueless misery.
NOTE: When I discovered the stories of Kim Possible on ff.net in late 2005, the site provided me an oasis from what was a fairly unpleasant and dissolute time in my life. The reason being that by and large the stories took a generous and affectionate view of the characters and their world. No matter the pairing or the plot, it seemed that each author wished to celebrate, to some extent, what they cherished in the show.
I may be mistaken in this, but things seemed to have changed. The tone of many of the stories now posted is starkly different. No longer are they about celebrating the KP world; rather, they are about darkening it to fit the authors' whims. In many cases, it goes even beyond that -- the author's intent seems to be to destroy the world of the show and, often, its characters. OC villains are created not with the intent of giving our heroes a formidable (and, in the spirit of the show, uniquely amusing) challenge to meet; rather, these villains are created with the sole purpose of defeating Kim and Ron: embarrassing them, shaming them, turning them irrevocably against one another, ruining their lives, and even killing them.
What had once been a beneficent wellspring for my imagination has slowly become yet another sullied and infinitely depressing website.
I still intend on finishing the two stories of mine that are currently ongoing. However, I don't foresee any new projects on the horizon. And once these stories are finished, I'll try to depart with my outdated (and "naive") notions of Kimberly Ann Possible and Ronald Dean Stoppable intact in my memory.
Perhaps I'm taking this a little too hard. These are cartoon characters after all.
In the end, as the man once said, "It ain't no tragedy. But it's a shame."
I am a forty-seven-year-old bald man with an incredible and tolerant wife and four adorable, if often punk-ish, kids (three girls and one boy). We all enjoy watching the Kim Possible show and/or playing the PS2 "What's the Switch" video game despite the fact that we haven’t had television for over a decade.
Most of the stuff I enjoy reading would not suggest an affinity for a “kid’s” cartoon show. For the most part, the works of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett (whom I snagged my pen name from), Salman Rushdie, William Gaddis, David Lynch, Soren Kierkegaard, James Baldwin, and Friedrich Nietzsche would not easily be adapted into cartoons. However, I think this helps explain why I like KP. Most everything else I “enjoy” is pretty depressing, so I need a Technicolor outlet to express my hidden desire for happy endings. This is evident in my fanfiction reading habits. Although I have read Burrough's Naked Lunch, JG Ballard's Crash, and some of the Marquis De Sade's works without qualm, I get inexplicably queasy if I read a KP fanfic that ends unhappily or involves the break-up of K/R.
So why do I like the show?
The characters are charming and compelling, the dialog’s quirky, and the plots are sufficiently hilarious.
My favorite character is Kim because, although she is the show's heroine, she proves guilty of
Although I doubted its plausibility when I first started watching the show back in early 2004, I gradually became a K/R shipper and was extremely pleased with the final moments of So the Drama.
Although I still believe Ron’s synthodrone dream sequence at the start of “Ill Suited” was icky (and gratuitously so) and felt pretty squeamish about certain events in "Oh No, Yono!", I was pretty amped about S4 and how the K/R relationship was presented and developed.
Kim from “Odds Man In”: “That’s the most weirdly romantic thing you’ve ever said to me!"
The stories I write aim to expand the KP universe somewhat (especially in the pre-teen years of which the show has given only brief glimpses), yet still honor the characters.
Writing these stories is my way of expressing affection for them.
I hope my stories will do the original characters justice and that some readers get a measure of enjoyment from them.
Chronology of the Freckle Universe
The following is the order in which the stories in my humble "Kimverse" occur. Of course, "The Second Date" kinda happens during "Freckle" I am quite aware this makes no sense. :)
"Cursed Rollerblades, Monsters, and a Skinned Knee"
"Raiders of the Lost Afikomen"
"The Second Date"
"Until the End of the World"
Kim Possible: Until the End of the World The Kim Possible / Gravity's Rainbow crossover epic. Kim and Ron must race against time and a horde of villains (Drakken and Shego--duh, Prof. Dementor, Monkey Fist, and the unseen semi-omnipresent "They" who run Yoyodyne Enterprises) to find Tyrone Slothrop, a US Lieutenant missing for over sixty years, whose inexplicable connection with the equally enigmatic Rocket 00000 might avert (or cause) the end of the world. The epic will include (in one form or another) lost harmonicas, aggressive Russian octopi, underground naked mole rat empires, gratuitous pig costumes, talking robotic ducks that can fly, cheerleader chorus lines, the Kenosha Kid, Shego's Dutch grandmother, extremely gorchy candy, albino alligators, Mystical Monkey Power's improbable connections with the rainbow-hued spider monkeys of Vheissu, air-born pie fights, Byron the Bulb, Wittgenstein's Mistress, and Mucho Maas.
Also playing ...
Kim Possible: The End -- MrDrP kindly granted me permission to write a story based on the characters and events in his powerful and emotionally challenging (at least for me) story Kim Possible: Final. It is not, unlike the rest of my stories, part of the Freckle Universe. Completed November 9, 2019.
MrDrP generously allowed me to contribute a chapter to his story Prize Daze. It features Mariko, an original character from my story Kim Possible: The End; actually, it would be more accurate to say she wrote the chapter. I had intended on taking it in one direction, but she had other plans.