Bonnie Rutledge

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Name: Bonnie Rutledge
Alias(es): Cousin Bonnie, Cousin Bons
Type: fan writer, archivist
Fandoms: Forever Knight
Communities: FORKNI-L
URL: Bon's Forever Knight Fan Fiction Wasteland
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Bonnie Rutledge is an author of Forever Knight fan fiction and filk. She played in several Forever Knight Wars with the Nunkies Anonymous faction; and, most notoriously, was abducted in War 11 by the Vaqueros, resulting in a long story arc in which she believed she had been turned into a llama. However, in the final War (in which the NA did not take part as a separate faction), she instead played with Bonnie Kate Pardoe as independents.

On 1 January 2006, in a "Getting to know us" thread on FORKNI-L,[1], Bonnie replied:

<snip>How long have you been a FK fan? How did you get started?</snip>

First Season, Crimetime After Primetime. I remember it very clearly, July 1992, as I'd adopted my first cat, Vivian Carmencita, from the animal shelter the week before. I was winding down from packing to move into my first apartment, flipping through channels while snuggling with the kitten. I'd came across FK just after the opening credits of "Dark Knight, Pt. 1," so I didn't realize the series premise. I thought I'd stumbled across a regular detective show, and I was interested on those grounds. By the time Nick got back to the loft and started drinking blood from his jade cup, it'd blown my mind. I was hooked. The first time I saw the opening credits, I recognized James D. Parriott's name - when I was a kid, I'd adored his short-lived "Voyagers!" series. About the time "Baby, Baby" aired, I was starting to check out the Internet. I was curious if there was anyone else who liked FK as much as I did, and I quickly found FORKNI-L, making the answer an enthusiastic, "YES!!!"

<snip>Have you ever met anyone off the FK lists?</snip>

Yes. High Priestess Jules, Nancy K., Third Cousin Patt, Libs, Caren, Christy, Shele, Gayle H., Laurie MercBard, NunkMommy Annie, VaqMadre Tracy Sue, June W., and more.

<snip>How and where has FK changed your life, and why?</snip>

Well, I'm pretty sure there would have been less llama in my life without the FK fandom. Call it a hunch. :) More importantly, there are dozens of delightful people and pets I would have never exchanged e-mails with or met if I hadn't watched FK.


Faction Sites

On her website, in addition to her personal archive (Bon's Forever Knight Fan Fiction Wasteland), Bonnie also kept three faction sites:

All are now in the Forever Knight Website Archive.

Fan Fiction

  • "Would You Sell A Car To This Man?"[4][5][6] (23 September 1996)
  • "Blindness: Forays Into Divia's Diary"[7][8][9] (8 October 1996)
  • "The Spirit And The Dust"[10][11][12] (12 December 1996) - the Clare series, No. 1
  • "Yes, Natalie... There *Is* a Kitty Claws"[13][14] (17 December 1996)
  • "The Unselfish Partner"[15][16][17] (21 January 1997) - the Clare series, No. 2
  • "Quiet, Cold Heart"[18][19][20] (7 February 1997)
  • "Thankless Child":[21] pt. 1,[22] 2[23] (20 February 1997) - the Clare series
  • "A Matter of Territory"[24][25] (6 April 1997) - s/k/a "Sidney Lambert - A Matter of Territory"[26]
  • "This Perfect Carousel"[27][28] (8 April 1997)
  • "Better Than Chocolate"[29][30][31] (25 May 1997) - written with Jules Stafford
  • "Two Thousand Midnights"[32][33] (June 1997) - appeared in Shadows and Roses
  • "Shades Of Evil"[34][35][36] (26 July 1997) - by internal chronology, the first story in the Clare series
  • "August Heat"[37] (24 August 1997) - written with Patt Elmore
  • "An Uncommon Soul"[38][39][40] (2 October)
  • "Halloween: Good Little Boys"[41][42][43] (31 October 1997)
  • "The Judge"[44] (1997)
  • "Alive, Undead"[45] (8 April 1998)
  • "Miracle On Queen Street"[46] (8 April 1998) - written with Patt Elmore
  • "No Man Is A Fantasy Island"[47][48][49] (10 April 1998)
  • "Mary Sue Gets Petted"[50][51][52] (27 June 1998)
  • "How Nunkies Got His Groove Back"[53][54][55][56] (15 November 1998)
  • "You Know Who's Fault"[57][58] (17 November 1998)
  • "Les Pauvres Enfants"[59][60] (1998)
  • "Unnatural Selection"[61][62] (1998)
  • "Who Wants To Be A Vampire?"[63][64] (2000) - a crossover with Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
  • "Outlast"[65] (2000) - a crossover with Survivor
  • "Undeath And The City"[66][67] (2000) - a crossover with Sex And The City
  • "Survivors"[68][69] (1998-2000) - the Clare series, sequel to "Thankless Child"
  • "Cold Nose, Warm Heart"[70] (2001)- a sequel to "Good Little Boys"
  • "Llama Diary Arc From War 11 - Abridged)"[71] (2001)- some of Bonnie's war posts from War 11
  • "This Never Happened: A Semi-True Story]]"[72] (2001) - sequel to the llama war arc
  • "Post-Hoc"[73] (2001)
  • "Words and Meanings"[74][75] (2001)
  • "Yes, Natalie... There *Is* A Kitty Claws"[76] (2001)- by Vivian, Sabu, Eastway, and Emily Rutledge as pantomimed to Bonnie Rutledge
  • "Pity The Child"[77] (2002)
  • "Kyoo No Tema Wa Kore Desu...!"[78][79] (2002)- a crossover with Iron Chef
  • "The Right Of Way"[80] (2002)
  • "October Hypothetic"[81] (2002)- Season of Unreason I
  • "Flirty November"[82] (2002)- - Season of Unreason II
  • "December Of Doom"[83] (2002) - Season of Unreason III - written with Bonnie Pardoe
  • "A Birthday Burnoose]]"[84] (no date)
  • "The LaCroix Examination"[85] (no date) - a/k/a "The Cross Examination" - the full title is "The LaCroix Examination or, What Would You Eat On A Date With Nunkies?"
  • "The Macintosh: A Nunkies Fantasy"[86] (no date)
  • "Missing Nunkies"[87] (no date)
  • "The Tax Table Scene"[88] (no date)
  • "There's Drool in My Beer Over You"[89] (no date)


  • "One Night In Pompeii"[90] (1998)
  • "Nick Just Wants To Drink Blood"[91][92] (15 March 2001)
  • "Fanfic"[93] (16 March 2001)


  1. ^ Archived on KnightWind's Nook