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Written as the prologue to a Lost fanfiction, but can be read as a more general commentary on a plane crash.

Turbulence )
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Title: Schrödinger’s Cradle
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: G
Summary: "We're Cats in Schrödinger's Cradle, and we rewrite history."
Notes: Brief introductory piece for an idea I'm working on. I'm going to develop it more so that the link between time travel and Schrödinger's Cat becomes apparent (as well as having a story, obviously) but for now it's just this short intro-drabble-teaser-thing.

Schrödinger’s Cradle )
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I've just started reading 'The Legion' by Simon Scarrow, and although I'm only twenty pages into it I already feel the need to stop and rant. I feel a bit bad about doing this, as I have huge respect for Simon Scarrow as an author and I absolutely love all the other books in his Eagle series. I even love this one, but there's just one character that bothers me - Julia. She's just been brought up in conversation between Cato and Macro, and I had to grit my teeth because I really dislike her. I desperately do not want her to marry Cato. Why? Because she is one big Mary Sue. I don't throw that term around willy-nilly, but in this case I do genuinely think Julia is one.

Let's see, a list of typical Sue traits that Julia fits:
- Breathtakingly beautiful? Check.
- Intelligent and feisty? Check.
- Can cause an otherwise strong and confident male character to act awkward and embarassed? Check.
- Lacks any kind of depth or character development whatsoever? Check.
- Also lacks any kind of significant flaws? Check.
- Rules of the universe are suspended for her or she is given special treatment? Counting her father agreeing to let her marry a man below her station, then check.
- Has skills that are unlikely in the circumstances? She's a woman in Roman times with developed medical knowledge. Make that check.
- Tragic past? Mother dying when she was young, so check.
- Undergoes needless suffering at the hands of one of the other characters, the only purpose of which seems to be to have her rescued by her love interest? Check. I know it was sort of relevant to the plot, but was there any need to have both her and Macro taken captive? I think it would have been better to show the solidity of Cato and Macro's friendship just by having Cato go and rescue Macro. Having Julia as a motive for Cato to go after Ajax makes Macro seem like second best, and he bloody deserves better than that!

Honestly, everything about Julia screams Mary Sue. It's not even like I dislike her because I'm still hung up on Lavinia, because I didn't like her either. The difference was I didn't like Lavinia because she was a lying, two-faced traitor. I dislike Julia because she's boring. I did like Lavinia at first, but when she started plotting with Vitellius and cheating on Cato I went off her. She was a well-developed character who had believable flaws, and I actually was upset when she died. With Lavinia I actually cared about her relationship with Cato. With Julia, on the other hand, I'm just desperate for their relationship to end ASAP. If Ajax actually had killed her in the last book I wouldn't have been the least bit upset.

I'm hoping I'm not going to put up with her for the rest of this book, or any of Cato's moping over her for that matter. I do want him to be happy with someone, but just not someone as hopelessly bland and shallow as Julia.

Sorry, Simon. As much as I love your books and your other characters, I just don't think you've lived up to your usual standards on this one.
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I've just finished reading the Doctor Who book 'The Coming Of The Terraphiles' by Michael Moorcock. It was every bit as brilliant as expected and much funnier. I just loved all the characters, particularly Bingo Lockesley, and the descriptions of the Second Aether and the dark tides were wonderful.

Captain Cornelius was brilliantly mysterious, and I loved how his true appearance was never revealed so it's slightly ambiguous as to whether he's meant to be Jerry or not. However, the papier mache (false) Arlecchino mask and the iron (true) Pierrot mask he wears very much suggest he is meant to be an incarnation of Jerry, as those are the Commedia dell'Arte stock characters Jerry usually fills the roles of. It's also left open ended as to whether the Doctor and Amy might encounter Cornelius again, and I very much hope they do. Or maybe I'd like to read about the Doctor's past with Cornelius and that sword fight they have in Newcastle in 1918...There's just so much potential with this character and I really hope Michael Moorcock gets invited to write more DW stories.

Wouldn't be at all surprised if Moorcock was making a few nods to Blue Oyster Cult in this book. He's worked with them before, and I suspect he may have dropped in a few references to Hawkwind songs as well, but it was the BOC ones I picked up on. Bubbly Boys? The galleon Paine? Oyster Boys and Plutonia, anyone?

My favourite part of it (just pipping Captain Cornelius to the post ever so slightly) was the game of Whackit. I want Whackit to be real so much. It's basically cricket meets archery, and even though I imagine it would be a really dangerous game because of all the arrows flying around it still sounds like so much fun. I just found the idea of whackers and wotsit keepers and 'howzat!' so clever and funny, and I don't even like cricket!

I really want to start a Whackit team now. Anybody crazy enough to join me?
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I've finally finished it so I'm posting the link here.

Title: The Inimical Prey
Fandom: Doctor Who/Alien vs Predator crossover
Rating: T
Word Count: 51 116
Summary: The Doctor goes to investigate a distress signal from a stranded space crew, but gets more than he bargained for when he discovers the planet they've crashed on is infested with xenomorphs and a hunter species that views humans as fair game.
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I'm going through a bit of an Imaginos-obsessive phase at the moment, so I've produced this surreal little drabble inspired by the Blue Oyster Cult song 'The Girl That Love Made Blind' and Sandy Pearlman's Imaginos poetry.

And The Dance Was Time )
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Title: Running
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating: G
Summary: Very short drabble inspired by this quote from Donna - "He saves planets, rescues civilizations, defeats terrible creatures. And runs a lot. Seriously, there's an outrageous amount of running involved."

Running )
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Title: Unforgivable
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: T
Summary: What happened in the first few hours after Bartemius Crouch Sr. broke his son out of Azkaban. Two-parter.
Warnings: Pretty dark and mentions of contemplated filicide.

Unforgivable - Part Two )
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Title: Unforgivable
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: T
Summary: What happened in the first few hours after Bartemius Crouch Sr. broke his son out of Azkaban. Two-parter.
Warnings: Pretty dark and mentions of contemplated filicide.

Unforgivable - Part One )
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Title: Connected
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating: G
Summary: TARDIS internal monologue drabble, because the idea of personifying the TARDIS in 'The Doctor's Wife' was just too awesome to not write a fic about. The TARDIS reflects on her and the Doctor's relationship and the kind of bond that exists between them.

Connected )
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And this is it. This is the last I wrote of this in May 2007. Shame really, because I think if I'd kept working at it by now it would be pretty good. Maybe I'll try and develop this idea more in future.

Title: On The Tides Of History
Genre: Action/Pseudo-Historical
Rating: PG-13
Summary: In the early twentieth century, a small group of special operatives with arcane knowledge about time and space are trying to hold back the forces which threaten to plunge the world - and the entire universe - into war.

On The Tides Of History - Chapter Three )
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I'm sort of wishing I'd written more of this now back when I was into it, because it's actually half decent. Anyway, here's chapter three.

Title: On The Tides Of History
Genre: Action/Pseudo-Historical
Rating: PG-13
Summary: In the early twentieth century, a small group of special operatives with arcane knowledge about time and space are trying to hold back the forces which threaten to plunge the world - and the entire universe - into war.

On The Tides Of History - Chapter Two )

Haha, it looks like I'm ripping off The Assassination Bureau Ltd. as well! Well, even if the concept of my writing makes no sense, I've taken many liberties with the historical facts and my characters don't really seem to fit with the setting, at least I know I had good taste in movies at the age of thirteen!
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Haha! I have a Mary-Sue, weird rip-offs of the Da Vinci Code and dozens of historical and cultural inaccuracies, but never mind. I quite like seeing how my writing has grown since I wrote this.

Title: On The Tides Of History
Genre: Action/Pseudo-Historical
Rating: PG-13
Summary: In the early twentieth century, a small group of special operatives with arcane knowledge about time and space are trying to hold back the forces which threaten to plunge the world - and the entire universe - into war.

On The Tides Of History - Chapter One )
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I can't believe I rediscovered this story on my computer! The file properties window says it was created in May 2007, meaning I wrote it when I was thirteen. Wow. Normally I try and bury the kind of stuff I wrote when I was that age, but I was just so pleased to have found this that I just had to post it! It's really one of the better things I was writing back in 2007. No truly awful Sues or self-inserts that I can make out yet, at any rate. I remember I worked really hard on this for quite a few weeks, and then for some reason I just stopped. Which is a shame, because I actually think if I'd continued with it over the past few years it would be really good by now. I've forgotten what I had in mind when I started it now though, so I'd probably struggle to continue with it if I wanted to. Anyway, here's the little bit of it I wrote way back when. I hope it's entertaining, despite its many flaws.

Title: On The Tides Of History
Genre: Action/Pseudo-Historical
Rating: PG-13
Summary: In the early twentieth century, a small group of special operatives with arcane knowledge about time and space are trying to hold back the forces which threaten to plunge the world - and the entire universe - into war.
Notes: Ok, I accept that some of the characters are cliched and out of place, the concept behind the story is rather confusing (which I think may be down to the influence of Sandy Pearlman), there are glaring historical and cultural innacuracies which could only possibly be excused by claiming this is set in a parallel universe, and so many other things that are wrong with it. But I don't think it's atrocious beyond redemption. I think there are a lot of good things about it, and I'm quite proud of it as one of my early attempts at writing. I just wish I taken time to develop it more and given it the improvement I think it actually deserves.

On The Tides Of History - Prologue )

*Groan* Some of the dialogue in this is terrible! And there are instances of horribly purple prose. But still, most of the writing is actually better than what I remember most of my efforts at thirteen being. I actually quite like this.
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Ah, I'm now remembering what inspired me to write that fic. It was the song "Acoustic Song" by Bruce Dickinson, and this piece of fanart by MegSuccubusFilth (click on the picture to see some more of her work):



I took the song lyrics out when I entered it for the writing competition, but it was originally a songfic. Even if the writing itself is only at the standard of a fourteen year old and needs a lot of work, it still brings back memories of a beautiful song and I think I did manage to capture the feeling of the song and the painting when I wrote it. That's why, despite its flaws, I'm proud of it.

Even though I posted the non-songfic version, I wanted to show how it worked with the lyrics, so here's the original.

When You Awake (Songfic Version) )

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I've been going through some of my completed drabbles and ficlets on FictionPress, and despite how nervous I was about sharing this one at first I'm now quite proud of it. This is an original ficlet I wrote quite a while ago - when I was fourteen I think, and compared to the other stuff I was writing and that age this one is rather good. Initially, I was a bit shy about sharing it with everyone because I thought it might be a bit too 'smushy', but last year I got up the courage to enter it into Take A Break magazine's Young Fiction Writer of the Year Contest. It didn't win, but it got credited for a special mention, and since I'm quite pleased with it I thought I'd archive it here.

Title: When You Awake
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Rating: G
Summary: Two lovers have one day left together, before one of them must return to reality…
Notes: I wrote this long before I'd even heard of Twilight.

When You Awake )
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Before you start reading, just a forewarning that I think I'm most likely to abandon this. The original draft for this was done when I was fifteen, and although when I found it on my computer I did originally decide I would try rewriting and improving it, I'm now not sure I like it enough. I think the basic concept is interesting, but I'm just not very keen on the story or how I wrote it. I've managed to work on doing two chapters of it, but I'm not sure I'll continue this particular story any further. It has however given me an idea for a fanfiction story that I will work on, and I will probably consider doing another story based on a similar concept, but this fic probably isn't going to go anywhere. If you don't like unfinished stories, it's probably best that you don't read it.

Title: A Glitch In The System
Genre: Sci-Fi/Action
Rating: T because I don't know where this is going to go, but there's already quite a lot of strong language in it.
Summary: Elias Belman is the captain of an elite unit working for the Temporal Regulation Bureau. Dominie Nova is an amnesiac star voyager. She's also one of Belman's agents, and infuriating though she may be, she has certain abilities that make her incredibly useful to him.

A Glitch In The System )
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I've finished part one of my Harry Potter fanfic, so I'm posting the link here.

Title: In Too Far: Volume One
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: T for strong language, one implicit sex scene and mild violence
Summary: Set when Voldemort is at the height of his powers. A girl gets drawn into the world of Barty Crouch Jr. and his involvement with the Death Eaters. By the time she realises what this could mean, is it too late for her to back out?
Chapters: 25
Word Count: 45 387 

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6758534/1/In_Too_Far_Volume_One
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This is the second piece of fanfiction I'm archiving here. It's an Alex Rider oneshot I write a while ago, which reminds me I'm going to try and go out and buy Scorpia Rising today. If not today then most definitely tomorrow. I can't wait to read it XD

Title: He Died Well
Fandom: Alex Rider
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Yassen Gregorovich reflects on the death of one of his targets.

He Died Well )

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Okay, I'm going to archive a few of my fics here if they're complete and relatively short. May as well start with the most recent one.

Title: I Am The One You Warned Me Of
Fandom: Doctor Who / Imaginos Crossover. Mostly Imaginos, although there probably aren't that many readers familiar with what that is. Imaginos is the title character of a rock opera by Blue Oyster Cult, and he's an agent of a group of supernatural beings who are trying to change history. Or at least that's my interpretation of the album. I don't think anybody really understands it.

Rating: G
Summary: The time travelling agent of Les Invisibles encounters the Doctor in Elizabethan England.
Notes: Short mini-fic that came about because I was simultaneously trying to listen to the concept album and watch Doctor Who on TV.

I Am The One You Warned Me Of )

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