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Joined 04-14-06, id: 1028426, Profile Updated: 11-02-08

For all those that wish to care, I am female. Sorry to those that originally thought I was one of those rare males on the site that lurk around the debate forums. Alas, however, I'm a member of the massive female population on here.

Edited because I felt this needed a change of scenery.

If, by some freakish twist of fate or by scraping away at the dregs of Inuyasha, Metroid, and Naruto fanfiction from '06 you find the penname LadyPearlDragon, yes, that was me. And I still hadn't any stories up when I used that name, either. Believe me, you wouldn't have wanted to read anything from me back then. It was awful, but I have improved at least somewhat, thankfully.

Old pennames aside, I will move to the point. Yes, I am a writer, but I write almost entirely original fiction (which is not postable on here, see the ToS), and I'll probably never have anything up here for you lot to scrutinize. Collateral, Warcraft, and I Am Legend fandoms do hold some sway over me to write something drabblish, but that will likely never materialize, and even if I do, it will be under a different penname. I'm not stupid, folks. There are plenty of angry authors on here that would flame me for the hell of it because of some concrit I gave them from such and such time, rather than flaming for the actual shoddy content (though I hope my work is better than that).

I don't have to be a professional author with awards and half their books on bestsellers lists in order to tell someone that their badly spelled, OOC-ified, Sue-riddled, and illogical fanfiction is unworthy of 'praise' reviews. I do possess fairly decent grammar skills, a good sense of original canon, and I have the experience of two years posting anonymously and with an account to tell what's trash and what's good.

In any other situation, I'm pretty nice (sayeth the crocodile, grinning, I suppose). I only get snarky nowadays when I get snarked back at for something undeserved of such snarkage. I realize that there are indeed younger writers on here that are pretty ignorant of some requirements on writing here. Getting nasty with them doesn't help much, on either side, and being an evil reviewer isn't something precisely enjoyed.

And, yes, there is a difference between harsh concrit and flaming. Concrit, even the harsh stuff, tells you what's wrong with your fic, but does not attack you or those around you personally. Flaming, on the other hand, usually involves threats of bodily harm, etc. I use constructive criticism.

Editing is a very simple thing that usually involves having another person or yourself look over a fic with spellchecks and your brain to work out technical, plot, and character knots. It's not hard, and you will be thanked for doing so.

I also get angry at those that post original fiction on here when there is a lovely companion site for it. It's called fiction press. and there are also hundreds of other sites you can post original fiction on. Fanfiction Net is for fanfiction only, and fiction press is just as good as the one we're on now.

This will be the only time I will ever do a copy and paste quoter. Thanks to Stfu Noob for the wonderful quote/chain mailer.

Ninety-five percent of the kids out there are unconcerned by the dismal state of their education, or the fact that their fanfiction is raping the English language. If you're part of the five percent of fanfiction writers/readers who do care about such things, cut and paste this, and then leave reviews for those poor souls who know not what they do.

Other than that, if someone does want me to beta or concrit (hand out constructive criticism), I can help in AvP, FFVII, Naruto, Metroid, Twilight, and Chrono Crusade.

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Memoirs Of A Mental Breakdown by Vixen2004 reviews
Yuffie asks but doesn't really want to know. Shelke tells her anyway. A catalogued description of insecurity to insanity, told around two foils and their fabricated penchant for conversation. Dark Comedy.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 47,841 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 10/26/2016 - Published: 10/21/2008 - Yuffie K., Shelke R.
Fertility by Sekah reviews
The kindness the Chimera Ant king showed Komugi stemmed from a basic desire: to procreate, the origin of love. What will the king do when faced with the puzzle of human emotions, where clumsiness and arrogance are deadly combinations? Meryem/Komugi
Hunter X Hunter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,322 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 52 - Published: 7/13/2010
What Abides by Viomaat reviews
Post CoR. The Quasi-Dead try to give Riddick what he wants. What they think he wants. What he thinks he wants. The Underverse looms large . . .
Pitch Black / Riddick - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 42 - Words: 132,620 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 1/3/2010 - Published: 7/30/2008 - Jack, Riddick - Complete
Hell for the Company by mirari1 reviews
After a botched attempt at dreadsteed theft, a human warlock and her unwitting companion are trapped on the dreadlord world of Xoroth, their only hope for escape a ragtag band of fellow prisoners and a demon they can’t trust. Complete!
Warcraft - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 134,934 - Reviews: 168 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 7/17/2009 - Published: 3/8/2008 - Complete
Walking Thin Lines by Sonsasu the Gray Daiconi reviews
To aid my uncle, I became his test subject. Unfortunately, his drug comes with very unusual side effects. Side effects...that yautja have a hard time resisting.
Aliens/Predator - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,642 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 11/18/2008 - Published: 1/11/2008
Recognition by lyn reviews
Cian, an undead rogue, meets a night elf from his living days in Warsong Gulch. After a little kidnapping between friends, he finds himself caught up in a quest to cure undeath, while Azeroth itself is under siege. NEW: The Curse Between Us.
Warcraft - Rated: T - English - Humor/Horror - Chapters: 12 - Words: 63,457 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 8/24/2008 - Published: 9/12/2006
Blood Ties by Kat Morning reviews
Humans exist alongside another world. A reality populated by shadows; ruled by vampires and youkai. Kagome is a mortal with an "imaginary" friend. A friend that watches over her from the shadows as its most despised creation: the hanyou Inuyasha.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 35,564 - Reviews: 485 - Favs: 322 - Follows: 243 - Updated: 7/14/2008 - Published: 4/12/2003 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
But That Was In Another Country by Guardian1 reviews
Sometimes the good guys don't win against unstoppable odds. Yuffie Kisaragi and the last stand: before Traverse Town, there was the Planet, and before Sora, there was AVALANCHE.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 44,478 - Reviews: 418 - Favs: 593 - Follows: 380 - Updated: 6/27/2008 - Published: 4/21/2005 - Yuffie K., Cloud S.
Someone Wake Me Up by MedliR reviews
Roughly a week after DoC, Shelke sits outside Seventh Heaven trying to figure out what she has not yet realized. Giftfic for Reading Chick.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,186 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/3/2008 - Shelke R., Nero - Complete
Mary Sue's Revenge! by astrokath reviews
A little light relief! Meta-fandom Pern-themed crackfic. Mary Sue fights to reclaim her name, and a host of Suethors start suffering the consequences... Will Mary save the day? Will she escape SueSlayer's dire influence? Or will it all end horribly?
Dragonriders of Pern series - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 13 - Words: 9,132 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 6/1/2008 - Published: 4/24/2006 - Complete
Relativity of Hers by Kaj-Nrig reviews
Stranded in space, surrounded by the enemy, Mikako Nagamine reflects on the love of her life, on the final "I am here" that both separates and connects the two of them, and realizes the true meaning of relativity.
Voices of a Distant Star - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 918 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/24/2008 - Complete
Erlkönig by Subtilior reviews
Sarah takes Toby to a concert of art song. It is the darkest evening of the year. Words have power. Songs can be magic. And undying love can be more terrible than beautiful ... Please read and respond!
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 16 - Words: 52,230 - Reviews: 543 - Favs: 846 - Follows: 196 - Updated: 9/21/2007 - Published: 4/26/2007 - Complete
Why Waist Length? by Silver Pard reviews
Enough was enough. He'd looked at all the possible courses of action and their consequences. He'd researched it intensively. It was time to cut the damn hair.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 21 - Words: 58,269 - Reviews: 562 - Favs: 640 - Follows: 188 - Updated: 9/21/2007 - Published: 2/16/2005 - Sephiroth - Complete
Piezas del Tirano by Lapson reviews
Despues del final del manga. Es decir, el final por ahora, espero. Capitulo 260 en todo caso. El Rey observa sus dominios. Todo parece bien, pero muy recientemente ha descubierto que las apariencias engañan. ¿Qué otras cosas ha aprendido de Komugi?
Hunter X Hunter - Rated: K - Spanish - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,039 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/27/2007 - Complete
One of the Cool Kids by firefly reviews
Before Tobi can be recruited into the Akatsuki, he must face the monumental task of passing an initiation test administered by each of the other members. Here's hoping he does. Crackfic.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 26,500 - Reviews: 1287 - Favs: 2,017 - Follows: 1,260 - Updated: 4/3/2007 - Published: 8/8/2006 - Obito U.
Technologic by Nephthy-san reviews
Vincent gets a cell phone…question is: can he use it?[post AC]
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,720 - Reviews: 253 - Favs: 138 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 2/11/2006 - Published: 10/8/2005 - Vincent V.
A Sue's Story by Resourceful-Idiot reviews
They’re annoying. They’re parasitic. And now they’ve realised. Canon has never been in so much trouble. A full cast of Sues, Stus and triplepronged cutlery!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Parody/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 86,893 - Reviews: 262 - Favs: 337 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 12/21/2005 - Published: 4/10/2004 - Complete
No Problem Here by Moogle Princess reviews
An ExTurk, a teenage ninja, a rainy day. What's to be done when your roomate won't let you nap?
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 916 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/7/2005 - Vincent V., Yuffie K. - Complete
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