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The Mentalist

Five Ways Patrick Jane Hasn't Died Yet (And One Way He Never Will) by Dira Sudis

'A good performer knows that how he gets off the stage is as important as everything he does on it. This isn't depression. It's professionalism.' An unusual take at group characterisation, as dark & twisted as the inside of Jane's head ought to be, but rarely is. Heed the warnings on this one

[Added 07/08/2014; Character Piece; 2500-6000; The Mentalist; Adult]

What You See Is What You Get (If You're Looking Hard Enough) by Sixthlight

'...it's not the settled East, where the land is laced with iron and running water. Things are wilder out here, for all the cities and the regular dirigible service across the Pacific and the electrick lights you can see at night, if you're brave or stupid and out in the hills above Sacramento.' The premise is neat, but it's the well-developed fantasy AU background that really makes this casefic. It works just fine with only the barest knowledge of the source, as I can attest

[Added 29/08/2013; Drama; 6000-20,000; The Mentalist]