Gray_Cardinal

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Fandoms

  1. Castle (TV 2009) (17)
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV) (14)
  3. NCIS (8)
  4. Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms (7)
  5. Kim Possible (Cartoon) (7)

Recent works

Recent series

  1. Summary

    This series spins itself off from the Star Trek: Next Generation episodes "Elementary, Dear Data" and "Ship In a Bottle", based on the premise that the "Professor Moriarty" depicted in those episodes was directly inspired by a series of novels and shorter works by Michael Kurland beginning with The Infernal Device.

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  2. Summary

    Short holiday-themed ficlets or drabbles from a variety of fandoms, written on a (mostly) daily basis.

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    Thus far, a collection of narratives attributed to Enola Holmes, younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft. The second of these also includes appearances by Mary Russell (wife to Sherlock), and Nylephtha "Nell" Watson (a previously unknown Watsonian spouse). It's therefore possible that further manuscripts from the archive, once examined and edited, may prove to be written by these individuals or others associated with them.

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  4. Summary

    This is (so far, at least), an open-ended grouping of mostly free-standing works rather than any sort of plot-linked series. My goal is simply to present a version of Nancy Drew that's essentially true to the classic yellow-spine books while updating the setting to the (nominal) present day.

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    If "Jackson Hunt" isn't who he claims to be...
    ...and if Pepper Potts acquired some curious new abilities after her brush with Extremis...
    ...and if half the people "Hunt" has worked for have HYDRA connections...
    ...where do you suppose Alexis Castle might get her first post-academic job?

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  1. Public Bookmark 7

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    Post-Oathbreakers.

    Possession is nine-tenths of the law, except when Tarma and Kethry are involved!

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    26 Dec 2020

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    As various commenters have noted, this is a classic Tarma & Kethry tale, filling in a key moment between books in the extended canon. The structure is familiar - which is as it should be for straight-ahead sword and sorcery - and the execution is smooth and assured. Fans will definitely appreciate the nods to series continuity, but this story should also be readable and accessible without detailed background knowledge of the source canon.

  2. Rec 5

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    Pat Dugan's family is bigger than he thought. Set between the climactic battle in Stars & STRIPE Part 2 and the Christmas party.

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    26 Dec 2020

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    I can absolutely see the live-action CW version of this, character voices and all; one could very easily film the story pretty much exactly as written. There's something for everyone at JSA headquarters as our heroes begin to bring it back to life. It's a really well-executed ensemble piece in which all the young people get a moment to shine - or not, in one entirely appropriate case - with Pat Dugan as mentor and tourguide.

    Written for me (one of three excellent Stargirl stories) in this year's Yuletide.

  3. Public Bookmark 3

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    "Those are—I mean, were, Chuck's. Dr. McNider's," Beth told the owl. "Yes, I know about him. Do you miss him?" She sure did. A pang of loss hit her again, as it often did at times. "I'm sorry, they don't work anymore."

    It blinked at her. Then it slowly rotated its head, this time to the right.

    And then it took to the air again, heading back toward the still-open window, the goggles grasped in its beak. One, two, three wingstrokes, and it was gone, flying into the night.

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    26 Dec 2020

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    The focus here is on Beth - aka the new Dr. Mid-Nite - as she meets her predecessor's companion owl, who's shown up in search of a certain pair of broken goggles. The character work is excellent, the treatment of Hootie is dead flat fascinating, and the resolution is thoughtfully staged. (Also, your friendly bookmarker agrees with Beth: flying via Cosmic Staff Airlines is not a safe or particularly sane mode of transportation for a non-powered superhero.)

    Written for me (one of three excellent Stargirl stories) in this year's Yuletide.

  4. Rec 5

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    Sivao is on its way to joining the Federation, if they can just get through the talks with Eeaiou and the Federation. Stiff Tail is their main representative and the Federation has asked Spock, Uhura, Chekhov, Academy Cadet Brightspot to-Ennien, and Another StarFreedom to Eeaiou to help the Federation delegation. Spock requests the noted diplomat Tail-Kinker to-Ennien as a member of their party.

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    26 Dec 2020

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    This story is no mere coda or snapshot; it's a straight-up sequel to Uhura's Song that tackles the ensuing problems in diplomacy head-on -- and brings in both Sarek of Vulcan and Tail-Kinker to-Ennien to help shepherd the process along. That's an ambitious project, and there's not room here either to cover the proceedings in depth or reach a definitive conclusion, but the story does ample justice to nearly all its large ensemble cast and more or less ties off one of the more tantalizing loose ends Janet Kagan left in the original novel. With a sequel from Kagan herself now permanently off the table, this is more than worthwhile as a continuation. And I'm sure many readers, myself included, would welcome further installments in this arc if the author is so inclined.

  5. Rec 1

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    "And you're my roommate through sheer coincidence?"

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    26 Dec 2020

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    Mary-Lynette's adventure has always been one of my favorites in this series; it's a genuine pleasure to see her starting college, and I can just see Circle Daybreak pulling exactly this stunt while it's in its organizing phase, as this has to be set some time before the gathering at Thierry's several books further along. The MIT atmosphere feels right, and as quickly settled as it is, Rashel's and Mary-Lynette's proper introduction feels equally on the mark. This series, whether in canon or fanfic, is always at its best when it's playing against genre conventions, and this story has that quality in spades.