Morcar
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Joined 08-16-03, id: 370156
Author has written 27 stories for Humor, Mythology, Supernatural, Fantasy, Essay, General, Love, and General.
I should, I suppose, add a little something to this section. I am English, early twenties and a sarcastic bastard.

I am obscure, a little self referential, and a lot of my work borders on the parodic. I am deeply cynical about a lot of the cliches that arise in most forms of genre fiction.

I have something of a fixation with villains, this is not because I consider myself "evil", it is not because I am somehow "drawn to the dark", rather it is because I am drawn to complexity. Nothing irritates me more than a villain who does evil things just to prove how evil he is. As a result an awful lot of my stories involve my attempting to make the readers sympathise with people they would normally despise.

Hmm... I understand it is also de rigeur to put some kind of pithy quote on your profile. How about these...

"Truth, they say, is stranger than fiction. This is, of course, untrue. Any real event can be fictionalized, not all fictional events can be realized. What *is* true is that there is an additional strangeness inherant in a strange-but-true story that fiction, in which we expect the outlandish as a matter of course, can never entirely match"

I should note for those of you who have been following it that my longer fantasy piece "A Land of Two Suns" is on temporary hiatus, because of my limited access to computers. I'm more in the position to work on short stories at the moment.

I have dropped out of poetical mood and back into the fantastical. Land Of Two Suns is still on indefinite hiatus - I may come back to the concept later on or I may not. The current Longer Project that I'm working on is The Grand Tour, it's at once more and less standard than the earlier story. More standard because it involves a group of randoms bodding off around the world for no clear reason, less standard because it (a) has an almost nineteenth century level of technology and (b) the characters really *are* bodding off around the world for no reason, rather than just having a reason that isn't terribly compelling. It borers at times on parody.

The story /Fever Dream/ has been removed, I've decided to get off my arse and try getting something published, and there's legal issues, or so I understand.

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The Quicksilver Medallion by Naamela reviews
Never assume you know what's going to happen. Never assume someone is your ally or enemy. And never assume you understand yourself. In a world of alchemical magic and warriors of the wind, assumptions are always fatal.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 27 - Words: 66,793 - Reviews: 390 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/18/2004 - Published: 3/7/2003
The Tale of the Nightdemon and DreamHolder by Lillith Nightdemon reviews
“ Even Gods ‘ve got ta bow to some’un. Y’ever wonder who that summun is?” CHAP 17 UPLOADED FINALLY! (sorry to keep you waiting)
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 52,339 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 3/30/2004 - Published: 1/6/2002
The Fantasy Chronicles! by Animagess reviews
In a world containing excessive amounts of capital letters, The Dark Coming has arrived quite unexpectedly. Now the kingdom's only hope are the Five Legendary Mystical Items, A Prophecy and The Chosen One. Sound familiar? Please review! CH. 16 UP!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 16 - Words: 24,662 - Reviews: 225 - Favs: 48 - Updated: 1/8/2004 - Published: 6/9/2003
Death's Torments by deranged goddess of insanity reviews
A building destroyed, a girl destined to die. Does death chose her life or her death. Warning: Some religious themes, complete, short-story
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,263 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/12/2003
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The Grand Tour reviews
When three companions embark on a tour of their world, they must survive with only their considerable wealth, first class education and superlative family connections to support them. (Rated cautiously, nothing terribly graphic yet)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,861 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 6/24/2004 - Published: 5/29/2004
Various Rants About Fantasy Fiction reviews
My own fairly unique brand of sarcasm and superciliousness. A mixture of essays and rants about the more annoying aspects of Fantasy Fiction
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,995 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/28/2004 - Published: 10/18/2003
The Shower reviews
I'm vaguely worried that something like this will happen some day.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,080 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/5/2004
Et Cetera reviews
A triolet, for them as know what that means. This is kind of a mood piece. I've just come back from an evening out...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 1/13/2004
Advice reviews
My advice for would be poets. Warning, contains sarcasm.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 185 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Published: 1/13/2004
My Hart's Desire reviews
Let's be honest, this is just based on a bad pun...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/12/2004
Wheels Within Wheels reviews
Rated for some slightly iffy images. This is a slightly odd attempt at setting High Fantasy in an industrial society.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,605 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/10/2004
Offerings reviews
Another of the romantic poems I Do Not Write. Those who follow my work may notice a certain obsession with tea. It's an English thing.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 126 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/10/2004
The Bodhisattva reviews
Me at my most pretentious. Please note that this poem presumes that the reader knows what a Bodhisattva actually is. If you don't, google for it before reading, or be prepared not to entirely get this one.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 364 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/8/2004
Better To Burn reviews
Personally, I'd rather fade away. I could get a little cottage in the Lake District and keep bees
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 1/8/2004
I Won't Win Your Heart With A Poem reviews
I do not write romantic poetry. This is but one of the poems I have most recently Not Written
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/8/2004
Coming Out Speech reviews
Mum, Dad, I've got something to tell you
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/8/2004
Poem For Mary Shelley reviews
A little poem for the good miss Mary Shelley. Rated cautiously for references to certain anecdotes relating to the couple.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 169 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/8/2004
Sans Innuendo reviews
An attempt, probably entirely vain, to mix profundity with throwaway gags.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/8/2004
Between Mountains reviews
A slightly odd take on those little epiphanies we all get about how insignificant we are in the overall scheme of things
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/8/2004
Tales From A Quiet Cafe reviews
A man and a woman meet in a cafe and reflect on their lives.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,224 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 1/3/2004
A Little While Ago reviews
A faustian bargain, from a rather modern standpoint.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,411 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/3/2004
The Sorting Office reviews
In which the narrator has an unexpected encounter at a funeral.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,478 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/3/2004
Jackie reviews
A man returns to the seaside town where his family spent their summer holidays. All is not quite as he remembers.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,101 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/3/2004
A Land of Two Suns reviews
A war between light and darkness. Three Princes in a kingdom of shadows. A king on a burning throne. Rated for violence (particularly later) and occult unpleasentness.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 31,954 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 11/1/2003 - Published: 9/25/2003
Ophelia reviews
A response to the usual wrist-to-forehead Poems About Ophelia you seem to find. Rated for mild swearing and a faintly cynical attitude to suicide
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 193 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/9/2003
The Invitation reviews
What happens when you *do* invite the bad fairies to the christening.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,308 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/3/2003
The City on the River reviews
It's an Urban Myth Cycle. Please bear in mind that I seldom call a spade a spade. I'd assume by now that you all take the request to read and review somewhat as read.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,752 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 9/3/2003 - Published: 8/23/2003
The Lady of the Marches reviews
Its another one of those "lone figure vs forces of darkness" thingies. This one, however, manages to avoid using the words "destiny", "demon" or "vampire"
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,611 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 9/3/2003
The War of the Roses reviews
Kind of a fable really. Two princes go to war over a rose garden.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,001 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/3/2003
Whatever Happened To reviews
A short story about Pop Music. Rated for brief violence and weird imagery. As ever reviews make me happy.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Horror/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,140 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/24/2003
Paradise Limericked reviews
Paradise Lost in Limerick form. Because I can really.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 8/16/2003