Phoenix Takaramono
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Joined 07-29-06, id: 1102719, Profile Updated: 04-13-15
Author has written 7 stories for Yu-Gi-Oh, Harry Potter, Death Note, Tokyo Mew Mew, Black Cat, Aquarion Evol/アクエリオンEVOL, Ouran High School Host Club, and Inuyasha.

STORIES:

Ad Infinitum - Chapter 2 is up. Working on chapter 3: 1 percent done. On hiatus.

Golden Abyss- (GA) Chapter 3 is up! Working on chapter 4: 17 percent done. On hiatus.

Green and Gold- Chapter 11 is up! Working on chapter 12: 21 percent done. (For any explicit scenes mentioned in my A/N's, check out the NSFW Green and Gold at Archive of Our Own. I also have a Green and Gold: Art Masterpost if you're curious to solely check out the sporadically-updated, illustrated visual narrative.)

It's So Wrong and Yet So Right- (ISWAYSR) Discontinued.

Moonlight Sonata- (MS) Finished. Completed.

Trival Affections-(TA) Chapter 8 is up. Working on chapter 9 (read more at the Trivial Affections Fansite): 93 percent done. On hiatus.


Note to people: Welcome to my profile! Look around, look around! You're certainly welcome to browse through my ramblings. If you wish to PM me about anything other than a couple of questions for any of my stories, I'd appreciate if you'd please scroll through my PERSONAL OPINION CORNER first below before contacting me. Thank you!

Now then, to those that believe strongly against same sex relationships, I would like to warn you most of my story content has relation to such. I like taking up the pairing challenge. If it goes against your beliefs...I respect you and let's please be rational, sensible human beings who part peacefully. If homosexual romances are not your cup of tea and you don't want to give my stories a cursory look out of curiosity, you could simply click the back button and read other marvelous fiction!

PERSONAL ADDRESS TO FLAMERS:

This is the most I'll say: regardless of whether you log in or post anonymously, you're still racketing up the number of reviews I have, thereby making the story you're flaming even more popular. You're certainly entitled to the right of your freedom of speech. But while I feel flattered that my story elicited a passionate response in you, instead of feeling hurt, chances are I am more embarrassed that you've wasted your efforts on me. I find your flame more funny than insulting or demotivating. Ask yourself what your goal is. If you want a story to fail, you have better luck just pretending it doesn't exist and that reading it is beneath you. Don't contribute to the hype if your goal isn't to give it more free publicity. A "bad" review is not going to deter people from reading the story. Very little reviews will. If you're roasting the person solely to be an outlier to a popular story, congratulations. I hope that's all you have wished to accomplish because while I thank you for the time you've spent, chances are it may be seen as a joke if the tone of your vernacular is ludicrous or dramatically different from everyone else's opinions. The key to constructing a credible insult is to pick on what a lot of people are bothered by, not just you. If you're flaming because of your beliefs, you have very little effect trying to force it on others. Consider writing a story yourself, so more people start gaining awareness. If you want me to change something, consider writing a constructive crit instead.

Flames won't make me delete my stories or my account or the scene that bothered you. Nor will I give you attention in my stories or Author Notes. I will not address your existence in any of my chapters. You'll probably just inspire an entertained smile from me and a brief shake of the head before I put it out of my mind if I cannot find it respectable. So I hope you know what you're getting into. I'm certain you're a smart individual with better things to do than trying to get my attention. Any interaction you'll get from me is very rare, dear.

You will get my respect though should you post your malicious comment transparently via an account. With my RL projects, I have better things to do than paying mind to exaggerated content from someone I don't respect or believe, especially from someone who instinctively knows what they're doing is wrong and therefore writes anonymously to protect themselves. You're the one writing it and posting it publicly, trying to get the author's attention. Stand by your words, please. You know the risks you're taking. Take responsibility and claim ownership. Be proud of what your character is seen as in other people's eyes. I may even grant you a brief but cordial PM back thanking you for your enthusiastic response. That's it.

GENERAL ADDRESS TO FLAMERS

However, if you intend to target other writers, in the words of the late kydasam, "it takes courage and character to place something so intensely personal as the stories I've read out on public display." I'm asking you to think about the person behind the screen that you're trying to belittle or demotivate. Not everyone has a thick skin or a hardy sense of humor. Or even the ability to accept criticisms without taking it as some form of a personal attack. (People may react with emotion than with logic or indifference.) If you are feeling frustrated, don't take it out on other people. Especially on a certain demographic which I will be addressing here. You are not giving them humility by trying to shred their egos. You are not so much converting them or having a trolling fun time than you are cyberbullying them. There are some people of more extreme and/or sensitive souls that I'm frightened to see their self-esteems be torn into pieces. It's not a joke to them. Many writers I see on this site are of a young demographic whose writing skills, psyche and self-confidence are still developing. If you are trying to get people to notice you, you don't have to resort to this. There are healthier alternatives, advantageous and beneficial to you and everyone else.

At least consider their motivations for writing. They may not be doing it just for fun and opening it up for any sort of feedback. They may not be doing it as a way of clearing their mind of distractions. They may not be trying to experiment or trying to start making a name for themselves. They may write simply for the reason that it makes them feel alive and for once feel confident and help them destress from their hectic lives. They may be writing to minimize their anxiety in social conventions. They may look to positive reviews as a way of bolstering their self-confidence and mood which they may not be able to get enough of in real life. They may be writing personalities they wish they were instead in real life or incidents they wished happened or have happened. Your hostile feedback may contribute to a downward spiral of their lack of self-confidence and depression. Why is the momentary thrill of taking someone down a peg that worth it to you? I understand you feel just as terrible, but don't bring vulnerable people down an unhealthy spiral.

Please try to exercise restraint and common decency.

It doesn't matter what your reason is–whether it's because of your loyalty to another author or your jealousy or your boredom or jadedness–I have seen some people who have brilliant potential and were interested in an industry, but they are afraid to step forward professionally because they believe they aren't good enough, based on unnecessarily cruel feedback. They act so painfully withdrawn my heart bleeds for them. Your actions have consequences. Even "shitty authors" with "shitty stories" can mature as a writer with the proper encouragements and constructive criticisms. It takes time for skills to mature and be polished. It is our responsibility to nurture their talent, not to stop them from writing completely or make them feel worthless. So, instead of wasting your valuable time, you could perhaps close your browser and spend it on something more worthwhile? Or if you want to give constructive critiques a go, please read on ahead.

HOW TO WRITE A CRITIQUE AND HAVE THE WRITER TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY:

First of all, what is constructive criticism? "It is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one. The purpose of constructive criticism is to improve the outcome."

I am a designer. Criticisms–receiving them and giving them–are a part of my daily schedule. I understand they are to promote the level of my work and make it better than it is. I've also learnt to pick and choose which ones to listen to and which ones to disregard. It doesn't bother me if not everyone likes what I present. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I can't satisfy everyone's needs, so I focus on the demographic that matters, least my project become muddled and far from its original vision. Yet not everyone has this mentality or have come to understand it is not a personal attack. Meaning, have you ever written a critical review which was ignored or met with a prickly lip or met with the ever-so-common "don't read it if you don't like it"? Which brings me to my next point: I've been noticing a trend here specific to this site that baffles me. And I feel slightly sorry for some people. So, in my profile this will be my one and only time I'll be giving my attention to this matter. It's albeit harsh, but I'm not pulling back punches. Here are some advices on how one would go about writing constructive criticism that should get an author to reply favorably or to get them to take you seriously:

  1. Read the whole story first. Then read the Author Notes. Comb through them. Skim if you must, until you are sure you are able to back up your statements. If you're critiquing their plot and characterizations, be careful. There is a fine line between analyzing written pieces and jumping to hasty conclusions. Make sure you did not misunderstand their content. There's nothing more embarrassing than submitting a crit and getting a reply back from the author asking if you'd even read the story. If they can disprove your statements, any further advice from you is going to be looked at with a pinch of salt. You're the one spending your valuable time writing a review. You don't want it to be wasted by having it be ignored or doubted simply for the fact they think that you didn't attempt to give their story a chance and instead rushed to judgement. And if, for some reason, you and the author get into a lengthy debate about the fanfiction and it turns out to have been based on a misunderstanding...well, besides being a gigantic waste of both of your times, both parties are left with a lasting impression of each other that could have been easily avoided.
  2. Fact-check the lore. Review canonical facts, especially if you're trying to use the original source material to back up your claims. Make sure the evidence you're presenting the author is valid and doesn't in any way contradict your claims. You want them to think you are an expert, so they have more trust in your advice. But don't shove your knowledge in their faces. Chances are, they'd get confrontational and defensive if you show off your superiority by pointing fingers with a holier-than-thou attitude. Your objective is to back up your claims eloquently and not to give the author any ammo or wiggle-room to say otherwise. But make sure the author hasn't stated that they are making it AU (reinterpreting the fandom as an "alternate universe") or OOC ("out of character"). This includes warnings such as "not strictly canon" and "canon divergence." They mean creative liberties are taken with the franchise, so they're warning you not to expect things kept to the nose.
  3. Never belittle or crit an author's writing style. I do not mean grammar, spelling, punctuation, pronunciation, and keeping characters seemingly canon. I mean an author's voice, their soul, the distinct way they write that separates them from the rest. It is unfair to hold the author's writing style to the standards of the original franchise. Their story is not an official extension of the original author's craft. No matter how much one tries to emulate or reference the original source material, they. Are. Not. The. Original. Creator. They are not them. You are not them. Fanfiction, by definition, is a fan's interpretation of a source material in written form. There is a reason why your crit might be met with instant dismissal or even scorn if you point out their style of writing is not the same as the original creator's or even yours. Their style of writing may appeal to another niche market.
  4. Think about whether it's worth the time to write and post it. Your time and the author's are valuable. Reflect on whether or not you are prepared for their response, negative or cordial, or a lack of one. It is not guaranteed the author is going to implement what you're stating. Also, people are going to be curious about what you wrote, to see if it really lives up to the hype you're claiming. And if something in the story somehow catches their fancy, they are going to be hooked and may overlook the mistake that may not necessarily be such a bother to them. Whether or not it's of genuine sincerity or malicious intent, you're still racketing up the story's popularity regardless by contributing to the number of reviews it's gotten. If you want the author to improve, it's splendid that you are trying to help their story out. If you want their story to flunk, you'd do best to just ignore it. Once a story receives a lot of attention, people are going to read it. Bad publicity is still free publicity. It's not just praise.
  5. Read through your review before submitting it. Make certain your underlying message is stated clearly. Your mission is to get them to go through the trouble of editing what has already been written. You have to make them think it is worth the effort. Give examples and then suggest how they could improve it. Explain why yours would be better. Think of yourself as a lawyer, presenting your case and evidence to a jury. Be convincing. You want to win them over, getting the verdict you want. In this case, taking your words into consideration. And like a lawyer, you want to sound like you're learned, that you know what you're talking about over the other lawyer who is claiming otherwise. If the author's language is not your strong suit, I wouldn't suggest critiquing their language skills, grammar, spelling, and so forth unless you get someone to help you write your frustrations eloquently. Otherwise they won't take it seriously and you end up wasting your time.
  6. Please construct your criticism courteously and articulately instead of writing something that could accidentally be taken as a "flame" or as an insult or as an attempt at trolling. Leaving a "bad review" will not necessarily warn or put other people off of reading the fanfiction. I promise you, if your review sounds articulate and well-written, it's going to catch the author's and other readers' attentions. However, the power of your criticism wanes dramatically when you personally insult an author or their craft when you're trying to prove your point. The credibility of your advice also drops a little if your crit is ridden with spelling and punctuation mistakes. Now, whether or not it still is taken into consideration depends on the author. And if what you're saying is still valid despite any typos. But people generally respond well to well-tailored suggestions instead of hostile accusations or crits that seem...slightly sketchy. Your passion and frustration are noted, but you do not need to punctuate it with aggression to get your "final word in." It makes you feel good, but not so much for the recipient of your shameless disrespect for another fellow human.
  7. Interject what you've enjoyed with what you didn't enjoy as much. It's not merely to stroke the author's ego. It is a psychological technique that works for any crit, provided that the recipient is mature or open-minded enough. It'll show that you've made a concentrated effort to try to enjoy their creation, and the creator will be more inclined and receptive to hearing your opinion no matter how scathing it gets. You are gifting them with a peace of mind and good cheer so that they react to your crit with reason than with emotion. Even if you think they're terrible at something, don't just jump straight into your condemnation and leave with it. You don't want them to take your advice as an insult, no matter how affronted you feel. Again, your goal is to try to get them to improve and edit what is considered so terrible to you. Either suggest how they might improve constructively or just read a less aggravating story instead. You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Meaning, you win people to your side more easily by gentle persuasion and flattery than by hostile confrontation. If you want something, do you get better results through rudeness or through politeness (even if it's faked)?
  8. You might want to get rid of insults or anything that can be seen as an insult. Think of it as a product. There are many products out there on the shelves that suit your tastes and needs better, and both you–the consumer–and the author–the designer–know this. If it isn't worth your money (time), you move onto something better. Let's say you may want to write a user review online. Human factors and statistics dictate those who write a review about the product are biased in the fact that they are the people who feel strongly about it and is fact missing the opinions of a vast amount of people in between. If a user feedback seems particularly belligerent or flattering, as human beings we are inclined to see what the rage is about and form our own opinions. Think about it. So: if you think you see a tiring trend or if their style of writing or characterization frustrates you, you aren't getting anywhere by verbally attacking someone. Calm down. It is just a story. A fan's inspired story that you are reading for free. It is not going to influence informed readers into thinking that it's true or canon. It is not going to be published as an extension to the original lore. It did not go through an intensive, professional editing process. It is not written as a transgression against what you love. Don't make this into a crusade to stop people from utilizing certain tropes or cliches or characterizations that you personally are tired of. They are writing for a market that is obviously not for you.
  9. Don't start or end your constructive criticism dramatically! In other words, don't leave it or begin with an expression of incredulity or a dramatic declaration like an offended prima donna. You want the author to take you seriously, and not have them scratch their heads or roll their eyes at your comment. If there's any doubt, phrase it into a question like: "those are what I'd noticed, but I'm uncertain if they were intentional?" A questioning tone should give you a lifeline and spare you from their initial hostile reaction or from facing the brunt of their ire if it turns out they were doing it on purpose, than if you'd launched headfirst into an offended and frustrated tirade. It makes you seem childish, and that is NOT what you want your image to be portrayed as.

AS A PERSONAL NOTE: You are entirely welcome to give me constructive criticism! As you see, I'm open to suggestions and have edited my content based on a few that I've agreed with! I also acknowledge my mistakes to the person who has brought it to my attention. I generally don't take critiques as a personal attack, but I can get irritated by a lack of tact or if I can sniff out discrepancies from what's being claimed. (Or if it had a cheap shot aimed at my writing style and English. This can include all the things I'd listed above too.) Out of respect to those that had logged in and had written eloquently (even if it's lacking any real constructive feedback, I can distinguish a flame from a crit), you may get a civil if not a bit irritated reply back. Because, really? I'd rather my audience to be a respectful and courteous crowd where we can share our insights and opinions freely without dropping insults or taking immature potshots at each other like children. See what I did there? Hasty conclusions are not so much hurtful as it is "smh."

LONG STORY SHORT: The fanfiction you're reading is offered for free, so there is very little motivation for the author to edit their content than if they were paid. So I am giving you a method that should lend you credibility and not an instant rejection of your advice. However, authors are not obliged to listen or to stop writing something per se, if it goes against their plot or if they're disinclined to put in the effort. In other words, don't be sad if your criticism seemingly contributed very little to their writing. Be happy that your words were hopefully taken seriously! If you've made a valid point, your words will influence them as they write future installments like sticky gum. But it doesn't work as well if you make it seem like a personal attack. Remember, you want your time to have been well spent and not be disregarded! Much luck and happy writings!


WRITER'S BIO:

Age: 20's

Occupation: Full-time student at a private design institution

Major: Environmental Design (spatial experiences based on the psychology of user interaction and narratives...in short, everything from architecture to interior design)

Writing Style: Overwhelmingly detailed and hopefully a lot of thought put into a project! I realize most of it can fly over people's heads but when I'm passionate about something, my enthusiasm cannot be contained! I'd like to try anything at least once so long as it fits the context. Suggestions are generally welcomed so long as they're reasonable. Mm, I update slowly, because if I haven't run out of inspiration or time, I prefer a sufficient sample size of reviews to understand what has been well-received/understood, what has flown over people's heads, or where people think I'm taking the plot. I'm fond of taking branching scenarios and, based on reader feedback, then deciding where to go with them. I also like to touch on cultural aspects in my stories and having characters interpret a scenario/dialogue from various perspectives. So, multiple POV shifts are to be expected.

Preferred Reading Content: Long, well-thought out plots and character development, with a bit of originality in my reading. I adore detective fiction and crime novellas. Literature with historical content, action, suspense, believable romances, relateable characters and/or extraordinary villains are also great pluses for me. Sci-fi on the other hand...there's only been one or two pieces that I'd been intrigued enough to purchase for my private library. Futuristic, technological terminology can overwhelm me. The same applies for the fantasy genre. Guilty pleasures include silliness such as PWP, fanfiction, nonfiction classics, humor, purple prose, satirical pieces, supernatural and/or trashy romances.

Personality: I am generally a mild-mannered, open-minded designer who likes listening to feedback and other people's thoughts, and trying to understand where they're coming from before voicing my penultimate reply. Personally I consider myself an introvert, but with my career choice I've managed to become an overly friendly social butterfly whose mind crashes in privacy after a long day of interaction. Caffeine and sleep are the nectars of life. I like surrounding myself with people of great attitudes and great drives; people who are focused but can crack a joke. Solemn or critical personalities are a-ok with me, but when they start chewing out the colleagues and decisions I care for deeply, I have to take a step back and breathe. There are admittedly moments where I can't hold in the judgmental side of my personality. Courtesy and education are exceptionally significant to me, so my patience can be tested when those lines are crossed. I've been so fixated on pursuing my childhood ambitions I hardly have the time to lose focus or let anyone stop me from fulfilling them. I work odd hours just to complete a deadline, knowing I've got people invested or counting on me, so it baffles me when I see some people wasting their money and precious time. See, serious and judgmental. (Nah, I'm only an introspective snob. Most of the time I'm like that annoying woman who smiles a lot or laughs in awkward and/or stressful situations and blathers on a lot. Yep.)

Advice: Oh! For anyone about to fill out applications, you need to be certain that college or work environment is the right fit for you. Then it should be a brilliant, rewarding experience where you'll learn a lot and interact with many different people across vast professions. After my initial anxiety and fears, now I don't regret it one bit. Even with the stress. It toughens you! :)

PERSONAL OPINION CORNER:

POSITIVES: These are mostly the ones that have taken me by surprise, and in a good way.

Constructive Criticisms: Design them for suggestions of improvement, and not demotivating insults for tearing down a person. Sure, it may initially put a dart in our pride but good authors who care about their craft and reading fan-base are happy to own up to their mistakes by editing their content. But personally while I may give my opinion, the author is not obligated to agree. It makes me happy when authors inform me that they'll be willing to consider it, should they happen to concur. If not, it's their story so I am at peace with their disagreement. However I lose respect for the person if they respond hostilely and/or act immaturely instead of sensibly. Similarly I lose respect for people who criticize my style of writing/content without having made the attempt to read the A/N's and through the whole story first. When I get these crits, I am disappointed that they dove into the first chapter/prologue already in the mood to nitpick and didn't give the story a chance to redeem itself or to watch the characters and the plot develop. For example, you could focus on one little detail that the author has already addressed in a later chapter. I feel embarrassed for those who write incredible crits on something they'd conveniently forgotten they'd read or focusing on something the author has never even written. They render your constructive criticism, however well-written and eloquent, silly and not credible to the author.

Genderbending: There are many reasons why a character is genderbent. One, the author may have issues writing about same sex relationships. Two, he or she has a plot that requires the character to experience events in the perspective of the opposite sex. Three, they're fulfilling a fantasy of theirs or it is fanservice. Or four, it is a shameless self-insert or Mary-sue/Gary-Sue or OC that is under the pretense of being a fandom character in order to get people interested and racket up story popularity. There are cons with each underlying reason, but sometimes something good can come from them.

Male Pregnancies (Mpreg): ...I admit I've read quite a lot. I can't help it when the stories with the most reviews have it. Personally I don't go out of my way to read Mpreg stories, but there are some well-written ones who celebrate the phenomenon and pay it the respect it deserves. When it's just used for mindless angst-fuel, coupled with unneeded male feminization, I get annoyed. When authors realistically portray it and give it sound reasoning, I am impressed.

Original Characters (OCs): With prolonged exposure, I've grown to accept original characters who are not the main focus (or if they are, at least they are overshadowed by the canonical characters, thank goodness). Some authors have also made these OCs important plot devices, but fortunately they are well-written enough that I do not get the impression they are disgustingly perfect or are shallow self-inserts. I'm of the opinion when an author includes OCs, it's difficult for them to maintain focus. So when a story does not veer towards ruin, I can admire the author's skill at making an original character have a decent personality or making us readers root for their demise by our protagonist's hands. I've come across good authors who can give their OCs appearances and personalities that are both attractive and flawed, and write them in a way that suits the environment or plot.

Purple-Prose: I snicker and roll my eyes whenever writers utilize this. Yet, over the years, I have come to tolerate flowery descriptions and poetic rhetoric should the characters and plot hold my interest. It's because of my bemused tolerance and several authors' influence that I have grown fond of purple-prose, should the content be well-written and developed. I mean, I could always skip the hammy bits and instead focus on what's really driving the story. Physical descriptions are the least important to me as a reader personally.

Well-Written Stories/ Summaries: Badly-written ones make me cringe and the ones with the most potential, I cannot help but feel sorry for the authors when it is so shoddily written. First impressions are everything. Typically readers like stories that are coherent and don't make us labor through it just to understand a sentence. At first I can tolerate it in the rare occasions that I am interested but when there is no sign of improvement the further I go into the story, I grow frustrated and have to drop it for sake of my sanity. It's just, however an author's plot may be clichéd, when their story or summary is well-written and grammatically-correct and has the correct punctuation and has correct spelling most of the time, I'm more inclined to give that story a chance. I'm also more forgiving of their mistakes. I identify with authors having typos obviously not intended to show up, based on the syntax of their content. The worst offenders are foreign authors that candidly state English is not their first language. However I admire their willingness to improve and to take the chance to reedit their stories based on reader feedback. This can also be applied to English-fluent authors. It's something about a well-written story that gives me the illusion that I'm reading a professionally-published book.

NEGATIVES: I'm not discouraging writers, as there are markets for everything I have issues with listed below, but these are the top reasons that I personally can be taken out of a story or get irritated by. I generally avoid reading anything that has these. And yes, I may generalize to prove a point.

Certain Cliches/ Tropes: Nothing is original anymore. Therefore we can only take our spin on what is contrived and hopefully make it our own. But sometimes I see lazy or unimaginative recycled writing both in the real world and fanfiction, that I cannot suspend my disbelief any longer. Almost every writer falls into these cliched traps. It personally annoys me when, in modern timelines, the more "submissive" romantic lead acts in any way inferior to the more "dominant" romantic lead for no other reason than the fact that it is cute or is a successful Hollywood formula or are tropes they do not even bother to make slightly original. It personally annoys me when it's sex-on-first-sight in non-PWP labeled fics and the leads somehow magically fall in love. It personally annoys me to see any infinitives/verbs related to this person who "sighed" or "blushed" or "pouted" or "smirked" for the umpteenth time in what is considered a serious, non-satirical piece. It annoys me when strong characters advertised to be so become two-dimensional cardboard cutouts who do nothing but whine and depend on others without given the ability to act on their own free will irrelevantly to the plot. It annoys me when the protagonists' common sense is lacking or unfortunately have the IQ of a rock when s/he doesn't need to be that way. I have a lot of other pet peeves listed below the Exercising Etiquette section. But, to wrap up, when I read stories that have one or more of what is listed, most of the time the back arrow cannot be clicked fast enough. These stories are the ones I typically do not like to read personally and therefore I typically will not review.

Exercising Etiquette: Be polite and well-mannered, please, if you desire an intelligent, mature reply back. Also, please consider reading my full response before replying back just in case I'd already answered your question. Common sense and decency still exist in the world, so it escapes me why some individuals do not comprehend or choose to turn them off when intending to interact civilly with someone. It's already bad enough that I see this happening in some reviews for well-to-do fics. As much as I'm aware of the festering pits of the Internet and the psychology of why people act this way, I am forced to put this out as a public service: if you PM or review authors with a request or questions, please be courteous. I cannot believe I have to write this out for some people. Honestly I try to keep my irritation in check and patiently, politely reply back to any incessantly rude PMs in hopes that they either change their tune or that the conversation could be done with soon. But it comes to the point when they bypass my attempts to end our conversations with an air of finality enough that I'd have to ignore the PMs that get sent to my inbox because if I don't...I. WILL. SNAP. As a fair warning, some authors aren't as indulgent as I am. Note that we are voluntarily helping you despite the workloads we have in our own personal busy lifestyle which I'm sure reflects your own. Out of the kindness of our hearts, we put effort into our responses. You have to understand we are not under contractual obligation to provide someone we do not know with more help or to listen to your demand when we feel personally offended by the individual behind it. No one would feel inclined to do more for you when they feel like their previous efforts were rebuffed, ignored, and/or unappreciated. Furthermore, if you want story recs, it is common sense that a stranger would not know your personal tastes. No matter how much we've read we are not omnipresent beings nor are we library databases. The friendly, generous PM-ed recipients can only make tentative suggestions from your listed criteria(s) based on what they've personally enjoyed and still remember!

Melodramatic Angst: Have there been the rare good stories that, despite having pointless melodrama angst, that I've enjoyed? Yes, grudgingly so. But I find little appeal reading about a hurt protagonist (female or male) who has been beaten, raped, insulted, kicked when they are down, manipulated, betrayed by loved ones, bullied, targeted by everyone, lusted after, stalked, AND so forth. Please note the conjunction. It is of my opinion that having the protagonist go through all the nine circles of hell like a checklist for the sake of evoking reader sympathy is such a needlessly cruel and clichéd tool for authors to constantly rely on, especially if the victim does not come out stronger from it. It also irks me when I read a part of the story where the protagonist is being diagnosed and all of a sudden they are announced to have broken bones, cracked ribs, signs of malnutrition, a history of abuse, a concussion, blood clots, bruises and so forth. Yes, I agree with your healer/doctor/nurse/mediwitch that it is miraculous they are even alive. And how disbelieving they are no one has noticed it. The obvious has been stated.

OCs: It's a double-edged sword. We are reading your story for sake of a certain cast of characters in a certain fandom or fandoms, so when the protagonist shares equal screen-time with an OC I don't care about, I am immediately taken out of the story. I can trudge through it if your story is worth being exposed to the horror that is your Mary-Sue or Gary-Sue character, but I can only swallow so much. I can usually tell they are not going to be great OCs if the story provides me an actual bio of their character, detailing how they'd look and behave, then finding discrepancies from their appearance to the way they are written to act or speak. If they are irrelevant to the plot's progression―literally being a waste of dialogue and unnecessary focus―if I am still interested in the story I skip their scenes as best as I can. Also, I have to close my eyes in irritation when the OC has a foreign name that does not suit the story environment or atmosphere. Give me a reasonable backstory, please. Otherwise I doubt a Gary or Mary would be born in Japan. I doubt a Yuuki or Kaori would be born in the US if their ancestry weren't of Asian origin or inspired by oriental influence. Also, there are more personalities than a pretty boy/woman who shouts a lot or acts comedically in the presence of a romantic lead in a non-humor fic, smacks an annoying male character upside the head and can beat the tar out of someone without consequences like in an anime, is that cheeky guy/girl who the main character is irritated by but still keeps around for some reason, or behaves the way they are because of an angsty, melodramatic past that I really couldn't care about. I just...argh.

Out of Character (OOC) and Bashings: I tolerate many creative liberties with a canonical personality, but it is a strike against the author when the character's written in an extreme way that reminds me that they don't act like that in the original material in a non-OOC fic. I like reading a smarter, more powerful character. I like their leap in maturity. I understand the deaging. I agree with your attempt to humanize the character or make them somehow relateable. I could grow to like a unique spin on a character. But when they become as irritatingly weak as a kitten (becoming dramatically dependent) or stereotypically nasty (to the point that I conjure up an image of a villain twirling his handlebar mustache and cackling), I literally have to face-palm.

Shortening Someone's Name/Cutesy Petnames/Nicknames: I prefer reading someone's first name or surname in a written piece of work instead of a petname unless it is justified by the author's plot. I also have a bone to pick with female endearments that essentially replace the character's names. The original author slaved away picking the perfect names for their creations, so I find it offensive if I don't somehow honor that in my stories unless it is canonically fitting that nicknames spring up due to a situation or a certain character. For example, Nymphadora Tonks is just referred to as "Tonks" due to her canonical distaste for her mother's naming ability, and this is a perfectly good reason that I can live with. Butchering "Draco," a perfectly beautiful name, into the cutesy "Drake" or "Dray" isn't. I simply have a hard time swallowing that characters such as Severus Snape will accept being called "Sev," Sesshomaru being called "Sess" or "Sessho" or "Sho" or "Sesshy," Sirius Black as "Siri," or Inuyasha being called "Yash." I understand they're supposed to be affectionate endearments to show the depth of a relationship, yet it is incredibly off-putting and demeaning to the character. I make an effort to bypass it in my reading material if an "icky" petname is used sparingly, but a red flag goes off in my head when it essentially becomes the character's go-to address.

Unnecessary Feminization of a Male Character: This is slightly more controversial, in my opinion. Note, I'm not talking about genderbending. I identify with female authors who cannot help making one or more of their characters like that because inherently it's hard to disassociate themselves from it, because it's all we know. I also understand the characters we are writing are ultimately wish-fulfillment characters. But when I read a story where the character in question has become "emasculated" and in fact could be a blushing original female character but with a dick, I start losing interest. I need to be eased into this characterization in a non-PWP work-in-progress. I need justification in a long story. If not, it's like I'm reading a shameless self-insert fanfiction but with the character's name (and/or looks) replacing the author's. It's rarely well-done. The main gripe I have with it is that it's rarely established for reasons of plot and characterization. It's just...you're writing about a guy. Whom canonically acts in the opposite of what you're portraying and in real life would retain an ounce of masculinity due to cultural upbringings and the gender expectations we as a society foist on our people. I mean, you can make him as effeminate and girly as you want, but unless they're transsexual, transgender, discovering themselves, rebelling against the system, or whatever is relevant to plot and character development, I think you're missing the point of a slash story when your homosexual romance starts leaning towards heterosexual love.


WHEN I REVIEW NOWADAYS:

Typically it's for stories whose number of reviews aren't as high as I expect them to be or because there are constructive criticisms that the current readers avoid expressing aloud to be kind or, rarely, are not mature enough to detect. For the former, the reason why I do so is because I personally only read stories based on the number of reviews. Generally it's just easier for me to detect unique and well-written stories using this method. I assume many readers use the same sorting service as I do on FF.net. Therefore I am stunned when an amazing story or one with a lot of potential isn't as popular as I'd expect it to be. I try to remedy that, or at least give the author my deepest sympathies and assure them that it is marvelous. And that hopefully it'll get the attention or following it deserves.

For the latter reason, note that I do not mean stories I personally don't like to read. I skip those and the badly-written ones instead. I also try not to comment on works belonging to those of more sensitive personalities or are just writing for personal fun that they could care less about improving reader enjoyment. For stories that interest me but are in deep need of a constructive crit, I feel responsible to voice them only to authors who express their willingness for honest feedback and/or willingness to improve. It is disbelieving to me when, despite this earnest request, readers ignore the frequent-enough-that-they-no-longer-can-be-ignored shortcomings and instead praise the author nonstop, giving them the wrong impression. It bothers me when I see elementary mistakes no one or very few bring to the author's attention. I'd love for the author to grow and mature as a writer, because it makes the reading material that much more enjoyable. So if I have to play the bad guy, I will but, to be fair, I try to soften the blow with my sincere appreciation of what I've enjoyed thus far. I am patient enough to be willing to give a story a try first, just in case the writing does improve or I am able to bear it, before tearing it down constructively. I understand criticisms are harsh, but the crits in my design school have taught me they are necessary if they are worded appropriately and they are balanced with what we love about their project. For me I was appropriately brought back to reality by a couple of reviewers in my earlier attempts at writing, and my writing has developed to what it is now because of both the encouragements and appropriate constructive crits. When I get them now and I agree, I implement them to make the reading more enjoyable to my readers. This makes me have more pride in my work when it is well-written enough to appeal to a lot of people. Therefore I feel obligated to do the same for others because it's made such a huge impact on me.

However more often than not, out of habit I just favorite the ones that I've enjoyed and still stick with me, despite my short-term memory, to this day. But there are the rare few that are impactful enough that I find it within myself to express my sincere appreciation.


FANART FOR MY STORIES! :)

Moonlight Sonata- by SoushiKaito: Light's Violin

(It's really quite beautiful, and I'm honored that she was inspired by an oneshot from my earlier writings. The linework is crisp, and I like the blending of colors and the contrasting BG!)

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The Portrait by DariaSilver reviews
After the war, Harry discovers that Voldemort dabbled in more than Horcruxes. Slash. HP/TR. Post Deathly Hallows. *REWRITTEN and continued*
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 39,411 - Reviews: 311 - Favs: 591 - Follows: 812 - Updated: 5h - Published: 5/8/2011 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr.
Brightly Burning by Araceil reviews
Twin-fic to Reighost's Dusk to Dawn. Reborn/Harry. Everything changes with a chance meeting in a bar. Sky!Harry.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 48,184 - Reviews: 819 - Favs: 1,893 - Follows: 1,862 - Updated: 4/14 - Published: 7/30/2014 - [Harry P., Adult Reborn, Reborn] Shamal
Moments Lost in Time by Dragonsgirl16 reviews
Death's Companion take two. Ana Potter finds herself on holiday with her best friends, as usual nothing goes right for the girl-who-lived. She finds herself in Sengoku Jidai where she must face a misunderstood hanyou, a miko whose love interests leave a lot to be desired, an inu youkai who seems hell bent on possessing her mind, body and soul, an evil hanyou and the Shikon-no-Tama
Crossover - Harry Potter & Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 20,348 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 393 - Follows: 490 - Updated: 2/22 - Published: 9/4/2014 - Harry P., Sesshomaru
Silk Roads by GenderlessPerson reviews
When the road you're on is already in the verge of crumbling, you could either choose to foolishly continue onward, or turn back and change paths. Harry decided on the latter. MoD!Harry
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 22 - Words: 154,018 - Reviews: 841 - Favs: 1,317 - Follows: 1,627 - Updated: 2/14 - Published: 9/8/2014 - [Harry P., Voldemort] Tom R. Jr.
Moratorium by Darkpetal16 reviews
Harry Potter was never a good little child. Harry Potter learned the hard way early on, that the good only won in stories and fairy tales, and so to adapt, Harry Potter chose not to be such a good little girl anymore. Gray!Harry Dark!Harry Manipulative!Harry Fem!Harry F!Harry -COMPLETE-
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 225,709 - Reviews: 970 - Favs: 2,961 - Follows: 2,438 - Updated: 1/18 - Published: 7/13/2013 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr., Basilisk - Complete
Time to Put Your Galleons Where Your Mouth Is by Tsume Yuki reviews
Harry had never been able to comprehend a sibling relationship before, but he always thought he'd be great at it. Until, as Master of Death, he's reborn one Turais Rigel Black, older brother to Sirius and Regulus. (Rebirth/time travel and Master of Death Harry)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 46,303 - Reviews: 1931 - Favs: 6,100 - Follows: 2,702 - Updated: 1/14 - Published: 8/11/2014 - Harry P., Sirius B., Regulus B., Walburga B. - Complete
Tricksters and Gods by sakurademonalchemist reviews
Loki's in for it now. Odin has had enough and has banished him to Earth to relearn some lessons. Too bad he hadn't paid attention to where Loki ended up. Now Harry Potter, the Boy-Who-Lived, has to deal with memories that aren't his own while he gets his revenge on those who sought to use him as a weapon. Can Harry regain what he lost, or will his past self take control first?
Crossover - Harry Potter & Avengers - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 21 - Words: 54,615 - Reviews: 1692 - Favs: 3,972 - Follows: 3,604 - Updated: 12/24/2014 - Published: 3/10/2014 - Harry P., Loki - Complete
Sense and Flexibility by Roarkshop reviews
The story of Garrus and Femshep as told by me. Lots of off-canon. Sequels incoming. TW: It's been brought to my attention that some of Garrus' more animalistic behavior in some scenes have caused panic attacks for victims of abuse. I am so sorry for anyone who had a similar reaction. SO sorry. I would like to make any new readers aware of this beforehand. Thank you.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 51 - Words: 220,428 - Reviews: 1414 - Favs: 1,707 - Follows: 1,085 - Updated: 11/11/2014 - Published: 10/6/2011 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Yami no Game: Dark Saga by Rose Mistress reviews
Danger comes once again to Yugi and his friends as they fight the impending threats to save the world. But along the way, they were determined to help Yami and Aqua recover lost memories and learn more about their past and how they exactly became demons.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 42 - Words: 230,342 - Reviews: 216 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 10/8/2014 - Published: 8/18/2006 - Yūgi M., Yami Yūgi
Firefly by Araceil reviews
FINISHED. When they went to sleep, they hoped of a better future. But with Gaia insane and Magic as dead as his friends, Harry has no reason to stay. Escape and exist was all he had in mind when he stowed away on a ship to Pandora. Not another war. Slash.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Avatar - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 80,475 - Reviews: 2418 - Favs: 4,166 - Follows: 3,514 - Updated: 7/12/2014 - Published: 8/29/2010 - Harry P., Tsu'tey - Complete
Wand Cores by Lydia-kitten reviews
Harry Potter, weathered wizarding warrior in his mid-twenties, finds himself in 1940. Albus is coming up with a theory, and an adolescent Tom Riddle, torn between feeling threatened and piqued, acquires a controversial mentor. Hallows, spell-making, horror, politics and witty banter, served with a Grindledore sidedish. Slow and slightly disturbing TR/HP. First chapters re-polished.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 49 - Words: 241,168 - Reviews: 1880 - Favs: 2,252 - Follows: 2,394 - Updated: 7/7/2014 - Published: 7/16/2010 - Harry P., Albus D., Tom R. Jr., Gellert G.
Providing Leverage by Shikatanai reviews
Parker thinks the baby is sort of cute, so she steals it off the porch. After all, no child deserves to be raised by an awful foster family like the Dursleys. She's sure that Auntie Parker and the Leverage family will do a much better job.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Leverage - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,362 - Reviews: 297 - Favs: 621 - Follows: 1,003 - Updated: 7/5/2014 - Published: 10/29/2012 - Harry P.
Prince of the Dark Kingdom by Mizuni-sama reviews
Ten years ago, Voldemort created his kingdom. Now a confused young wizard stumbles into it, and carves out a destiny. AU. Nondark Harry. MentorVoldemort. VII Ch.8 In which someone is dead, wounded, or kidnapped in every scene.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 147 - Words: 1,253,480 - Reviews: 10498 - Favs: 5,835 - Follows: 5,257 - Updated: 6/17/2014 - Published: 9/3/2007 - Harry P., Voldemort
backslide by black.k.kat reviews
COMPLETE. Sometimes, even the softest breath on still water can create tsunamis. Several weeks before meeting his genin team, Kakashi is sent to find a bounty hunter responsible for the deaths of five missing-nin, all rumored to be part of a secret organization. But Uzumaki Kurama is far different than anyone expected, and ripples are starting to spread. Slash/yaoi, time travel
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 32 - Words: 140,390 - Reviews: 1717 - Favs: 3,251 - Follows: 1,528 - Updated: 6/13/2014 - Published: 3/28/2014 - Naruto U., Sasuke U., Sakura H., Kakashi H. - Complete
Auryn by Araceil reviews
Based on esama's 'Subject of Change', no pairings yet. When Harry Potter died, he didn't expect to end up meeting a giant fox, a pervert, get changed into a girl and end up with some kid who had was capable of giving Snape the warm and fuzzies.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 94,934 - Reviews: 4420 - Favs: 5,569 - Follows: 6,079 - Updated: 6/7/2014 - Published: 9/22/2011 - Harry P., Naruto U.
Frostbitten by Arialene reviews
{Complete} What if Jack hasn't been completely alone in the 300 or so years since the Moon granted him his powers? 11 years after Jack receives his Guardianship, he finds himself telling Jamie about the true tale of the Snow Queen, and of their love story that has been lost to time and much more fantastical legends. Romance, angst, adventure Image from: StronGyu(tumblr)
Crossover - Rise of the Guardians & Frozen - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 69,044 - Reviews: 1199 - Favs: 2,550 - Follows: 1,118 - Updated: 6/6/2014 - Published: 12/13/2013 - [Jack Frost, Elsa] Jamie - Complete
A Dog's Nose Knows by Moon Mage Goddess reviews
To a dog demon, the sense of smell can tell them everything from what you ate, to if you are meant to share eternity together. In a world where both the humans and the demons are desperate for control of the Sailor Scouts as weapons against the Negaverse, what chaos will ensue when Serenity fails to cover up her scent? Sere/Sessh pairing.
Crossover - Sailor Moon & Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 72,757 - Reviews: 499 - Favs: 207 - Follows: 245 - Updated: 1/7/2014 - Published: 1/29/2013 - Sailor Cosmos, Sesshomaru
Fire Born by wickedlfairy17 reviews
Being the Master of Death was a curse, plain and simple. That had been death's intention when he 'gifted' his trinkets to the brothers three. The sound of shedding skin crackled loudly in his ear as he got up to look over his new body, he was a girl this time, maybe eight or nine years old. Time travel fic Tom RiddleX Harry potter
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 39,145 - Reviews: 1446 - Favs: 3,193 - Follows: 3,728 - Updated: 8/13/2013 - Published: 3/8/2013 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr.
A War I Did Not Start & Could Not End by TrainHeartnetXIII reviews
Train finally gets the chance to fight Creed, yet this time around Train doesn't come out victorious. What happens when Train is kidnapped by Creed, and taken into a world he's tried so hard to destroy, finding himself deeper in it's mysteries than befor
Black Cat - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 138,103 - Reviews: 223 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 5/19/2013 - Published: 3/31/2006 - Complete
Masked Affections by aries31 reviews
What if Mayuri never implanted bacteria in Uryuu and never intervened in the battle between Uryuu, Renji, Pesche, Dondochakka, and Szayel Aporro Granz? The consquences of this action will leave Uryuu at Szayel's mercy…a dark Bleachverse version of Beauty and the Beast. Well, more like madness and sanity…. Other slight changes might be added.
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 28 - Words: 192,002 - Reviews: 185 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 5/19/2013 - Published: 10/1/2012 - Uryuu I., Szayelaporro G.
The Awakening by vanialex reviews
Sesshomaru finally lets go of his hatred towards humans and in doing so unlocks a deep and ancient magic that surrounded InuYasha. Kept hidden from the demon world by their father, InuYasha transforms into the rare jewel that he…or she was born to be. Please Review! *Currently in the process of editing the first couple of chapters*
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 129,682 - Reviews: 280 - Favs: 225 - Follows: 195 - Updated: 5/2/2013 - Published: 6/1/2012 - Inuyasha, Sesshomaru
Between the Dog and the Wolf by AmZ reviews
A month after the barricades fall, Valjean finds himself in the middle of a mystery and discovers just little he knows about his erstwhile pursuer. Not quite AU, but events of the Brick are not central to the plot. Part of the 'You Know Nothing of Javert' series. Feuilleton; edited up to chapter 27.
Les Miserables - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 65 - Words: 91,459 - Reviews: 520 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 4/5/2013 - Published: 3/28/2004 - Valjean, Javert, Claquesous, Montparnasse - Complete
Atlas by Angel Baby1 reviews
Between what was and what will be stands James Tiberius Kirk, in all his fractured patchwork glory. Because saving the Federation was only the beginning. Eventual K/S
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 146,442 - Reviews: 3507 - Favs: 4,126 - Follows: 1,527 - Updated: 1/18/2013 - Published: 8/31/2009 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
Silver and Blonde by KaraShizukana reviews
The ballad of truth remains unsung. Will I be killed in those arms I used to find warmth in? Was our life merely sepia-dyed in a dusty photograph? Is my death merely a predecessor of yours, Cain? Oh, these wounds still carry your warmth within them.
Trinity Blood - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 145,898 - Reviews: 220 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 12/7/2012 - Published: 2/1/2008 - Abel N., Cain N. - Complete
Monochrome by Ninja Shen reviews
No evil is pure black, and no good is pure white. Nekozawa x Haruhi
Ouran High School Host Club - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 65,337 - Reviews: 897 - Favs: 1,115 - Follows: 1,126 - Updated: 6/5/2012 - Published: 8/6/2006 - Haruhi F., U. Nekozawa
The Prophecy by mshutts reviews
Sesshoumaru was told over 300 years ago that he had to find his one true mate or all hope for the world was lost. He's still looking. SessInu
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 60 - Words: 164,068 - Reviews: 1326 - Favs: 891 - Follows: 914 - Updated: 4/29/2012 - Published: 1/11/2006 - Inuyasha, Sesshomaru
The Price To Trick A Nine Tailed Fox by Suryallee reviews
The time can hide many things, good ones and bad ones.I wondered what could have happened if Jill had known the Shop in her past. The first chapters are under revision now! I will exchange against the checked ones them in a short while!
Pet Shop of Horrors - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 38,447 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 2/5/2012 - Published: 11/5/2006 - Jill, Ten-chan
Inside My Mind by sistersgrimmlover reviews
It started with a wand. A wand with a brother. And this brother wand, a girl shall wield. And with this girl came War. And with War, came her lover, Plague. Plague lead to his brother Death. And it all ended in Victory.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 101 - Words: 787,213 - Reviews: 2424 - Favs: 1,450 - Follows: 722 - Updated: 1/24/2012 - Published: 1/17/2011 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr. - Complete
Veritas by TheProblematique reviews
Captain James T. Kirk and Lieutenant Commander Spock are hereby charged with negligence and wanton misconduct due to their emotional compromise with each other.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 186,080 - Reviews: 2955 - Favs: 2,230 - Follows: 1,025 - Updated: 1/21/2012 - Published: 7/23/2010 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
Martyrdom and Paradox by UchidaKarasu reviews
L is deep in the Kira case when suddenly a man with a fake name and a sharp intellect turns up in Japan. As L discovers what attraction is, Harry Potter fights to help L solve the case while falling in love with the detective. Yaoi/slash. Rated mature!
Crossover - Harry Potter & Death Note - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 184,879 - Reviews: 1261 - Favs: 2,554 - Follows: 1,453 - Updated: 10/1/2011 - Published: 2/8/2010 - Harry P., L - Complete
The Bloody Feather by Batsutousai reviews
Even heroes need a saviour, and when an unknown admirer starts sending Harry letters the summer before his sixth year, it's time for Harry to meet his. –SLASH, AU, OOC, anti-Dumbledore, pro-Hermione and Ron–
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 7 - Words: 24,113 - Reviews: 547 - Favs: 1,324 - Follows: 1,867 - Updated: 7/28/2011 - Published: 8/13/2007 - [Harry P., Tom R. Jr.] Severus S., N. Tonks
Enemy to Love by MoonyMarauder reviews
SzayelIshi,GrimmIchi/ Through his special abilities Szayel survived Kurotsuchi and is set on going to Karakura, taking Grimmjow with him. Their objectives: Ishida Uryuu and Kurosaki Ichigo. Not their souls but also their hearts. *M for later content*
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 93,383 - Reviews: 226 - Favs: 230 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 7/6/2011 - Published: 11/24/2010 - Ichigo K., Grimmjow J. - Complete
Death of Today by Epic Solemnity reviews
COMPLETE LV/HP: Raised in a Muggle orphanage, Harry arrives at Hogwarts a bitter boy. Unusually intelligent, he's recruited by the Unspeakables and the Death Eaters at a young age. As he grows older, he constantly has to struggle to keep his footing around a manipulative and bored Dark Lord, who fancies mind games and intellectual entertainment. (Currently being re-edited.)
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Adventure - Chapters: 71 - Words: 500,882 - Reviews: 7810 - Favs: 5,880 - Follows: 3,186 - Updated: 6/6/2011 - Published: 9/26/2009 - Voldemort, Harry P. - Complete
Side by Side by indigo's ocean reviews
Edward Elric, the German exchange student, gets 'adopted' by two of his classmates: Roy Mustang and Envy. The trio live through fights, frights, and opening nights, and Ed eventually forms a bond with both that will last his whole life.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 107,880 - Reviews: 557 - Favs: 252 - Follows: 287 - Updated: 3/13/2011 - Published: 3/30/2007 - Envy, Edward E.
What You Don't Know by Airplane reviews
It's become very clear to Eugene that Rapunzel has little to no understanding of amorous affection.
Tangled - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 37 - Words: 88,185 - Reviews: 2220 - Favs: 2,965 - Follows: 978 - Updated: 2/9/2011 - Published: 12/8/2010 - Rapunzel, Flynn R. - Complete
You Don't Have To Be My Boyfriend by MissCar reviews
Academy fic AU love story. Jim and Spock got together before they encountered a certain psychotic Romulan. Then how exactly did Jim still end up marooned on Delta Vega? That's a funny, sad, and complicated story.  Pairings:K/S Amanda/Sarek
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 130,239 - Reviews: 296 - Favs: 616 - Follows: 289 - Updated: 1/26/2011 - Published: 6/21/2010 - [J. Kirk, Spock] N. Uhura, Amanda G. - Complete
The Road Less Traveled by verityburns reviews
Sherlock realises that John's dating habits involve an unacceptable level of risk... what if he meets an unusually tolerant woman and ends up getting married? Slash / Romance / Angst / Humour ... Now with added Christmas!
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 76,886 - Reviews: 1521 - Favs: 2,928 - Follows: 620 - Updated: 12/25/2010 - Published: 9/4/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Deception by silverstreakednight reviews
"Why Hatter. I had no idea you played with dolls." What if Bayard hadn't kept silent about the teapot? How would it change the fate of two individuals, all under the watchful eyes of the Red Queen's Kingdom. And just who is deceiving who? EDITED storywise
Alice in Wonderland, 2010 - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 70,729 - Reviews: 172 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 11/12/2010 - Published: 4/10/2010 - Alice K., Knave of Hearts/Ilosovic Stayne - Complete
Harry Potter and the Descent into Darkness by Athey reviews
4th yr. Through an accident Harry and Voldemort's Horcrux begin to interact and Harry slowly begins to change. He becomes stronger & slowly grows aware of the sinister events that have perpetuated his entire life. Dark!Harry eventual LV/HP SLASH
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 267,992 - Reviews: 1293 - Favs: 5,095 - Follows: 1,327 - Updated: 10/2/2010 - Published: 7/21/2010 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr. - Complete
Jones Paranormal Investigation Agency by Feux Follets reviews
AU. A candle-lit dinner with fresh roses on the side under moon light was the last thing Matthew had expected coming onto a trip meant for paranormal investigations. Francis/Matthew; Alfred/Arthur; Ivan/Yao; Warning: mild violence & creepy exorcisms.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: M - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 228,284 - Reviews: 1107 - Favs: 531 - Follows: 498 - Updated: 9/2/2010 - Published: 9/25/2009 - Canada, France
Ties That Bind by Della19 reviews
A multi chaptered story that explores the question; would the XI universe be able to survive the presence of two Kirk's? A story involving Kirk Prime and K/S both Prime and new, pon farr, first and not so first times and the inevitably of love.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 68,244 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 367 - Follows: 192 - Updated: 6/28/2010 - Published: 10/16/2009 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
Observations by jAnon reviews
First Officer Spock comments on life aboard the Enterprise and his service under Captain James T. Kirk.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 263 - Words: 427,041 - Reviews: 1214 - Favs: 844 - Follows: 324 - Updated: 5/8/2010 - Published: 8/24/2009 - Spock, J. Kirk - Complete
Fighting Gravity by Ellcrys reviews
When Spock left Starfleet after the encounter with Nero, Jim thought he'd lost his chance at their destined friendship. Upon returning to Earth, he discovers that Spock lost far more. Jim's willing to fight for their future, if Spock will let him.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 143,380 - Reviews: 359 - Favs: 541 - Follows: 162 - Updated: 4/22/2010 - Published: 4/2/2010 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
Paraselenic by EmpyrealFantasy reviews
ºHPTR / HPLVº With maturity comes understanding, and Harry understands just fine. After ten years in training, Harry returns to the moment he left…with a whole new plan for himself. ºThe Light will never know what hit itº Vampire!Harry Dark!Harry
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 221,605 - Reviews: 3752 - Favs: 4,945 - Follows: 2,499 - Updated: 1/24/2010 - Published: 5/10/2007 - Harry P., Voldemort - Complete
Luxe by Glitter Poisoned My Blood reviews
Luxe: Origin: luxus excess. Meaning: luxury; elegance; sumptuousness. And that was what they had, even if they didn't admit it. They had it all, and they flaunted it. They had their Luxe... and no one else was allowed in. K/Y Most Canon Pairings.
Vampire Knight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 39,937 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 1/19/2010 - Published: 3/24/2009 - Kaname K., Yuki C. - Complete
Turn of the Endless Sorcerer by Jane Poirot reviews
Post EP5 Visual Novel : Becoming the Endless Sorcerer was only half the battle. It would take reviving Beato and going back one week before the game began to win the war.
Higurashi/Umineko series - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 26 - Words: 97,013 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 12/28/2009 - Published: 11/21/2009 - Battler U., Beatrice - Complete
Shattered Crescent by Rannaty reviews
Ryou helps the police with a series of unsolved murders. Bakura is an eccentric artist who paints with blood. AU. Tendershipping, others hinted.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 58,329 - Reviews: 394 - Favs: 295 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 9/14/2009 - Published: 1/26/2008 - Yami Bakura, R. Bakura - Complete
Home by Lanaea reviews
In Progress. K/S, but slow-building. A misshap brings the Enterprise back to Earth for a while.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 222,013 - Reviews: 6277 - Favs: 4,246 - Follows: 3,847 - Updated: 8/9/2009 - Published: 5/18/2009 - J. Kirk, Spock
Endure and Survive by Desperatembrace reviews
When Grimmjow is on his way home from overtime at work, he never expects to pick up a bloodied, half-naked, orange haired man off the side of the street. Nor did he expect to fall in love with him. It's funny how life works that way. Grimmichi, AU, Yaoi
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 73,596 - Reviews: 529 - Favs: 674 - Follows: 226 - Updated: 7/22/2009 - Published: 3/22/2009 - Ichigo K., Grimmjow J. - Complete
Mythaven by Reizbar-Ookami reviews
Joey knew the minute he got the stupid book that it would be trouble; his grandmother had told him so. That explained why he was in a different world, stuck with Seto Kaiba and traveling with a giant dog and a dragon-deer, never mind the psycho after him!
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 127,040 - Reviews: 495 - Favs: 296 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 7/12/2009 - Published: 10/16/2008 - K. Jounouchi, S. Kaiba - Complete
Breaking Points by Keshka reviews
K/S slash-preslash. When the Enterprise is asked to transport Vulcan colonists to their new home, Spock Prime comes with them. His presence changes everything – even the things Jim isn’t sure he wants to change.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 72,753 - Reviews: 680 - Favs: 1,567 - Follows: 496 - Updated: 6/18/2009 - Published: 5/20/2009 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
The Perfect Girl by slytherin-nette reviews
Hunting season has just begun and Draco Malfoy, heir to the Malfoy line, starts his relentless pursuit of the perfect bride with high qualifications. No girl matches up to his standards. Until fate creates one for him! Draco/femHarry. FINALLY COMPLETE!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 35 - Words: 413,689 - Reviews: 2063 - Favs: 2,350 - Follows: 937 - Updated: 6/9/2009 - Published: 1/3/2004 - Draco M., Harry P. - Complete
Gypsy Eye, Wolf Eye by 2AddersFanged reviews
Claude Frollo abducts Esmeralda, and a power struggle ensues. Based loosely upon Victor Hugo’s characters from his novel Notre Dame de Paris.
Hunchback of Notre Dame - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 19,258 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 5/30/2009 - Published: 6/12/2006
Deeper Than Brotherhood by Demitria Miriam reviews
10 years ago, Sesshomaru asked if Inuyasha would like to come home. 10 years later, one morning, things change when both discover a love deeper than familial bonds. SessxInu. Shounenai. Complete.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 51,331 - Reviews: 233 - Favs: 366 - Follows: 145 - Updated: 5/11/2009 - Published: 8/30/2008 - Sesshomaru, Inuyasha - Complete
Curse of Fate by Mistress Nika reviews
Immortal Harry, after watching friends and family die over thousands of years, only wants to join his loved ones in death. Believing he's found a way, he sends himself back into the body of his infant self, vowing to change his fate. Dark Lord Harry.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 168,398 - Reviews: 3440 - Favs: 5,446 - Follows: 5,135 - Updated: 3/10/2009 - Published: 12/15/2005 - [Harry P., Lucius M.]
Promise on the Festival Night by lord of the land of fire reviews
Is your cousin a boy or a girl? A simple question, but one with grave importance to a lonely and abused young girl. A different answer leads the girl down a different path. But in the end, is there a place for someone like her in this world?
Elfen Lied - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 50,605 - Reviews: 433 - Favs: 480 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 3/2/2009 - Published: 12/22/2008 - Lucy / Nyu, Kohta - Complete
Dragon's Kiss by Jupiter 13 reviews
Princess gets abducted by Dragon. Brave Knight goes to save Princess. Brave Knight slays Dragon and saves Princess. Brave Knight falls in love with Princess. Brave Knight and Princess marry. Your usual fairytale, right? …How about a new version? AU, SLASH
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 35 - Words: 262,550 - Reviews: 1709 - Favs: 959 - Follows: 263 - Updated: 12/25/2008 - Published: 10/6/2007 - S. Kaiba, K. Jounouchi - Complete
Walking Alone by rianess reviews
Slash / XOver with Labyrinth. Harry defeated Voldemort aged seventeen, and slowly found himself abandoned by the wizarding world, discarded like one of Dudley's broken toys. Where does he go from here? Now completed
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 16 - Words: 71,430 - Reviews: 548 - Favs: 1,083 - Follows: 664 - Updated: 11/22/2008 - Published: 3/17/2007 - Harry P. - Complete
Tempus Inconcessus by Heaven-Hell reviews
Harry loses his best friend and will do anything to get him back. By performing a forbidden spell, he is taken right into the clutches of the Dark Lord. Harry must now live in the past and endure the agony of sharing a room with Tom Riddle.SLASH YAOI HPTR
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 17 - Words: 93,289 - Reviews: 674 - Favs: 409 - Follows: 570 - Updated: 8/21/2008 - Published: 4/22/2006 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr.
Stockholm Syndrome by gravity01 reviews
She broke easily. There is no question in her mind that she is mine. I should be happy! Is this not what I wanted? A real, living bride as my own? And yet, this is not what I imagined... not how I intended it to happen... Modern. EC.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 48 - Words: 80,148 - Reviews: 834 - Favs: 291 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 7/24/2008 - Published: 1/21/2008 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Changing of the Guard by Lomonaaeren reviews
Post-DH, HPDM slash. Need a perfect stranger? Come to Metamorphosis. Harry Potter runs the business secretly and becomes whoever's needed for each occasion. Now he's posing as Draco Malfoy's "perfect" boyfriend, Brian. COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 50 - Words: 217,538 - Reviews: 3378 - Favs: 2,539 - Follows: 828 - Updated: 7/19/2008 - Published: 3/3/2008 - Draco M., Harry P. - Complete
Eternal Light by ArgentVixen reviews
Light wins the battle with Near, and creates a world of a truely divine Kira. Mikami x Light Rated for religious content, mature philosophy,Sadism and Yaoi. Spoilers up to chapter 103. The First Chapter is T unlike the rest. ABANDONED.
Death Note - Rated: M - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,002 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 7/13/2008 - Published: 5/10/2007 - Light Y., Mikami T.
Dementia by SoWrightSoWrong reviews
Alzheimer's is a progressive and fatal brain disease that has no cure. Phoenix/Edgeworth, written for the kink meme.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,236 - Reviews: 175 - Favs: 266 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 6/12/2008 - Published: 5/27/2008 - Miles E., Phoenix W./Nick - Complete
The Lady and the Knight by Jack Hawksmoor reviews
Sarah's made a great life for herself, but Jareth has a problem. Will Sarah help him? What will it cost her if she does? J/S *Tiny Shirtless Jareth included*
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 66,312 - Reviews: 560 - Favs: 751 - Follows: 133 - Updated: 6/10/2008 - Published: 4/18/2008 - Complete
A Rare Delicacy by Malva reviews
Yako has done the unthinkable but Neuro retaliates in a way she did not expect at all. The universe may have tilted on its axis in the process. Sequel to “Next on the Menu”. /Revised/
Majin Tantei Nōgami Neuro - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,943 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 313 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 5/25/2008 - Published: 5/14/2008 - Neuro N., Yako K. - Complete
And Should I Turn Away by DreamFlight reviews
In that climatic moment upon the stage, what might have happened had Christine not wrenched the mask from the man who haunted her? A story of what if...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,649 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 177 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 5/14/2008 - Published: 11/12/2007 - Christine, Erik - Complete
My Fine Feathered Friend by Lixxle reviews
A tale about a gender-confused, fashion-conscious goblin, a chicken of destiny, and leather pants. Oh and a good dash of ol' fashioned romance and some adult-type touching thrown in for good measure. JS. Not a crackfic, just a really caffeinated author...
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 86,205 - Reviews: 1005 - Favs: 1,361 - Follows: 207 - Updated: 5/10/2008 - Published: 2/16/2008 - Complete
A Hero by Celebony reviews
Dudley begins to see his family in a different light. Warning: strong language and themes of child abuse. WINNER: Best One-Shot at Quibbler Awards
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18,108 - Reviews: 1163 - Favs: 5,309 - Follows: 567 - Published: 4/2/2008 - Dudley D., Harry P. - Complete
Without Gel it ALL Falls Apart by Michiyo Ichimaru reviews
Apollo's without hair gel, thanks to Trucy, and now he's got to go to court like such, flustering our favorite prosecutor in his shock. Klavier/Apollo
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 843 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/3/2008 - Complete
Nothing can stop this! by Kilta reviews
Takamura Suoh is in love with Imonoyama Nokoru, but Yudaiji Idomu loves him too. Who will win Nokoru at the end? Yaoi
Clamp - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 26,363 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/24/2008 - Published: 4/28/2005 - Complete
520 Things I am not allowed to do at Hogwarts by MuffinMartians reviews
520 things I am not allowed to do at Hogwarts. edit: There is now 521!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,817 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 318 - Follows: 36 - Published: 1/30/2008 - Complete
A Different Fate by Musal reviews
What if Train never knew Creed was the one to kill Saya and instead believed it was Chronos? What if Train helped Creed create the Apostles to get revenge on Chronos and began to trust and care about him? What happens when Train learns the truth? CxT
Black Cat - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 134,115 - Reviews: 162 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 1/29/2008 - Published: 6/11/2007
Infiltration Into Duel Academy by Synaptic-Firefly reviews
Stand alone fic to Lasting Impressions. It’s been three years, and Seto Kaiba has decided to build a dueling school for the best. Now, if only his husband would stop pestering him about being employed as a teacher... SetoJou Chapter 9 up! I know! Insane!
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,916 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 1/19/2008 - Published: 2/19/2006 - S. Kaiba, K. Jounouchi
Vengeance Paid by Cooper Writer Crafter reviews
We all have a price to pay and sometimes it is of the highest cost Death Note X Jigoku Shoujo Rewritten.
Death Note - Rated: T - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,438 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/12/2008 - Published: 6/22/2007 - Light Y., L - Complete
The Window by SilverShine reviews
Kakasaku Sakura always wanted to see Kakashi unmasked. This was a bit much though...
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 165,171 - Reviews: 5214 - Favs: 4,451 - Follows: 1,484 - Updated: 1/2/2008 - Published: 9/20/2006 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
Greatest of Treasures by Strausser reviews
AladdinMozenrath slash. When Al and Moze are granted their heart's desire, Genie's homophobia causes him to take matters into his own hands. COMPLETE. Thanks for reading and reviewing.
Aladdin - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 25,034 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 11/3/2007 - Published: 8/8/2007 - Aladdin, Mozenrath - Complete
Of Ribbons and Roses by FenixR reviews
EC Covers the time between the fire and when the auction from the movie. Explains some of the oopses I noticed while watching the movie. Completed. I hope you enjoy!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 67,441 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 11/2/2007 - Published: 5/2/2007 - Complete
Union of Gryffindor & Slytherin by neo123 reviews
Yugi, Ryou, and Malik are invited to Hogwarts because of their...unique talents. But a gang of Slytherins aren't going to make their stay easy. Especially, since this gang are their look alikes!...yamixhikari
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 96,650 - Reviews: 867 - Favs: 322 - Follows: 265 - Updated: 9/23/2007 - Published: 3/3/2005
The Fall & Rise of Creed Diskence by KosagiNoLegion reviews
A Black Cat AU Fic Manga only: When the only one who can save you is the one who hates you most, your only hope is pity. Ch. 6972: April 13 fast approaches. What do you give the Cat who has everything?
Black Cat - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 72 - Words: 262,575 - Reviews: 182 - Favs: 125 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 9/23/2007 - Published: 7/15/2004
The Devil We Know by gaarafreak reviews
How was Christine Daae to know her recently deceased father was a mafia boss? After his death, she is thrust into the world of organized crime with only one person left that she can trust: a notorious hit man known as the Phantom.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 74,945 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 9/14/2007 - Published: 4/24/2007 - Christine, Erik - Complete
Fate's fickle hand by sinistersmiles reviews
[AU, Slash TRHP, Time Travel] Dark and prodigious Tom Riddle can manipulate everyone to his advantage until he encounters mysterious and enchanting Hadrian Beaumont a.k.a., Harry Potter.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 21,712 - Reviews: 326 - Favs: 921 - Follows: 1,225 - Updated: 8/28/2007 - Published: 2/10/2007 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr.
Old Love by The Blonde Midget reviews
Using some ancient magic, Bakura summons the ancient Egyptian priest, Seth. And, as that would not be enough, Seth first thinks Jou is his past lover, Jono. What will happen when the spirit is determined to win this new Jono’s heart? And what has a certai
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 17 - Words: 93,255 - Reviews: 598 - Favs: 388 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 7/8/2007 - Published: 7/18/2006 - S. Kaiba, K. Jounouchi - Complete
When the Clock defies the Time by Boom-Rhapsody reviews
TRHP. IT was just a Prank, to get rid of potter. But they didn't get rid of him. Turn him into a baby? Hah, they did much more than that. they sent him back, back to their lord before their lord knew what the hell to do with him...
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 31,845 - Reviews: 238 - Favs: 311 - Follows: 439 - Updated: 7/5/2007 - Published: 8/29/2004 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr.
Family Means More Than Blood by WingsOfADream reviews
A prophecy made in 1975 drastically changes the life of the boy who should have been known as Harry Potter. DMHP main couple, onesided LVHP also includes adoptivefather!Snape :D
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 65 - Words: 422,104 - Reviews: 2342 - Favs: 2,046 - Follows: 660 - Updated: 6/29/2007 - Published: 6/1/2006 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
The Ink Runs Dry by Robin Steele reviews
AU Light is a girl. No really, she was born that way. At least this time around she doesn't have to worry about cameras in her room. No way her dad would allow that.
Death Note - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,397 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 156 - Updated: 5/6/2007 - Published: 4/9/2007
Honor Bound by StarvingLunatic reviews
AU. Set in Japan during the Tokugawa era. Director Betty recuits samurai Kim and ninja Yori for a job to find out about a plot to overthrow the govt. The job: go undercover as geisha. Kigo. RonYori. Cover by YogurthFrost at deviantart.
Kim Possible - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 183,071 - Reviews: 607 - Favs: 445 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 4/14/2007 - Published: 11/28/2006 - Kim P., Shego - Complete
The Voice that Blinds by frigginA reviews
Ever since I was young I could hear it. A voice, sweet and soothing, kissing away my fears. It is my life, my reason for living, my death. It is a beautiful voice. LXRaito in L's POV ranging from when L was young to when he dies.
Death Note - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,835 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/8/2007 - Complete
Tame Me by NextNothingNew reviews
A simple, impulsive act in the night unfolds into much more than either genius ever considered. Spoiler for L's real name. Slash.
Death Note - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 18,836 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 246 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 4/2/2007 - Published: 3/13/2007 - Complete
Trapped With My Demons by JustBFree reviews
Christine is gifted to Erik as a reward for his skills in the royal court. As time passes, they realize how much they need each other. Rated for language and sexual content.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 151,565 - Reviews: 567 - Favs: 227 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 3/31/2007 - Published: 11/2/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Seasons by IrisEclipsed reviews
Lucifer made Alexiel a promise to get her out of Eden, in exchange, she must become his bride. Remake of the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades. [Alexiel x Lucifer]
Angel Sanctuary - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 40,942 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/7/2007 - Published: 9/4/2006 - Alexiel, Lucifer - Complete
Black Cats by Archangel of the Vampires reviews
Yami Heartnet and Aqua Shiras, also known as the Black Cats, were once infamous demonic assassins who worked for Chronos until they abandoned that cold blooded life as bountyhunters. But are their past as far behind as they think? Xover with Black Cat!
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,728 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/17/2006 - Published: 10/3/2006
Irreversible Destiny by SheWolfe7 reviews
AU. HPLV. Dark!Harry. Severitus. Can someone's destiny really be set in stone? It's time for change, time for revolution and time for truths to be revealed. Freedom comes in many forms and Cyriacus Snape is about to usher in a new unexpected future.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 27 - Words: 254,006 - Reviews: 1326 - Favs: 2,164 - Follows: 763 - Updated: 11/30/2006 - Published: 12/11/2004 - Harry P., Voldemort - Complete
Choices by ToryD reviews
Modern Day. Christine’s father has died and left a mountain of debt. Billionaire Erik offers to save her family’s business if she agrees to marry him and give him an heir. Exmistress Cara. Heartbroken Raoul. Disapproving Nadir. Motherly Marie.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 32 - Words: 98,701 - Reviews: 883 - Favs: 275 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 10/23/2006 - Published: 6/26/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Another Time, Another Place by StarvingLunatic reviews
When Shego discovers an old book in the attic of her family's old house, it leads to Kigo in two different eras. Cover by HazuraSinner at deviantart.
Kim Possible - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 130,176 - Reviews: 649 - Favs: 751 - Follows: 167 - Updated: 10/14/2006 - Published: 7/12/2006 - Kim P., Shego - Complete
Pyromaniac by FastForward reviews
Sasuke is a firefighter intent on bringing down his arsonist of a brother, who only has one goal in life: kill Sasuke. Which of the two brothers will come out on top, and how many will die in the crossfire? SasuNaru
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 85,753 - Reviews: 1563 - Favs: 1,765 - Follows: 292 - Updated: 8/29/2006 - Published: 5/15/2006 - Naruto U., Sasuke U. - Complete
Yami no Game: Death's Awakening by Rose Mistress reviews
Yugi solves the Sennen Puzzle, unaware that he has released two demonic spirits from their prison. With deadly games, they protect their master but they want something, something from their master.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 42 - Words: 162,005 - Reviews: 281 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 8/17/2006 - Published: 3/5/2006 - Complete
Darkness Rising by Chibi Nataku reviews
COMPLETE! SephxCloud yaoi pairing Cloud made a deal with Hades to search for someone, but he may have taken off a bit more than he expected. There are some in the world that wish to control him for more than his fighting ability!
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 202,782 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 300 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 5/1/2006 - Published: 2/5/2004 - Cloud S., Sephiroth - Complete
Healing by cruelfeline reviews
After the battle against the dream Chimera Anima, Ichigo cannot stop thinking about Kisshu despite her love for Aoyama. What happens when a wounded Kisshu turns to her for help, putting her true feelings to a real test? KishIchigo with some PaiLettuce.
Tokyo Mew Mew - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 89,312 - Reviews: 583 - Favs: 398 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 4/12/2006 - Published: 10/31/2005 - Kish, Ichigo M. - Complete
Turn Back Time by SStar Luna reviews
What would you do if you had to choose between what was right and what was easy? Harry is faced with this very decision as he tries to cope with having to live in the past after an unfortunate accident transports him to September 1976. CHAPTER 13 NEW.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 113,439 - Reviews: 915 - Favs: 1,025 - Follows: 810 - Updated: 4/7/2006 - Published: 10/26/2003 - Harry P., Sirius B.
The End of Days by dansemacabre reviews
19 year old Sarah believes the Labyrinth is behind her, nothing more than a childish fantasy. When she realizes her adventures were real, how far will she go to save the Labyrinth... or the Goblin King who rules it? JS. COMPLETE.
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 99,808 - Reviews: 1279 - Favs: 1,611 - Follows: 285 - Updated: 2/15/2006 - Published: 8/25/2005 - Sarah, Jareth - Complete
Labyrinth: Immortal Love by KnifeEdge reviews
Sarah grows up, but the powers granted to her by the Goblin King have never faded, and neither has his love for her. For when a man is an immortal, the one thing he has in his favor, is time... JxS. Complete! included, one very small update
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 36,514 - Reviews: 665 - Favs: 1,200 - Follows: 201 - Updated: 1/9/2006 - Published: 12/17/2005 - Complete
Into the Rose Garden by Dryad13 reviews
Sarah has good grades, a circle of friends, and a cute boyfriend. Life's great...right? So why does she have the strange feeling that something's missing? Fairy tales show that magic will make you or break you. Which category does she belong in?
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 22 - Words: 109,232 - Reviews: 638 - Favs: 846 - Follows: 106 - Updated: 1/8/2006 - Published: 6/10/2004 - Complete
Double Back by ditchertypepersonBUM reviews
She said the words. The child left. But what's this? She has to make it out again! What is to become of Sarah when she belongs to a man of great power?~read and find out why don't u?~ suggested stuff later + cursing
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 65,845 - Reviews: 1040 - Favs: 287 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 12/21/2005 - Published: 12/9/2001
A Game of Masques by Silvershadowfire reviews
Yugi, a demon of seduction, meets a quiet teenaged loner named Yami - can they save each other when their lives fall apart? Yaoi YXYY
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 57,944 - Reviews: 597 - Favs: 341 - Follows: 183 - Updated: 11/28/2005 - Published: 11/19/2004 - Yami Yūgi, Yūgi M.
Possession by Jade Tatsu reviews
HPLV The Dark Lord has always known what belongs to him but claiming possession might take longer than he thought and lead to betrayal but with the power such as he wields who dares? FINISHED
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 51 - Words: 122,861 - Reviews: 377 - Favs: 1,378 - Follows: 337 - Updated: 11/3/2005 - Published: 9/22/2005 - Harry P., Voldemort - Complete
Mine Alone by Ying and Yang twins reviews
Naruto is...MINE ALONE. It started with the murder of Orochimaru, then Itachi.But slowly the murderer turned their attention to the whole Village of Konoha...and Naruto. SasuNaru onesided HinaNaru Some OOC
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Horror - Chapters: 16 - Words: 39,120 - Reviews: 240 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 10/8/2005 - Published: 3/22/2005 - Complete
Sweet as Candy by AndreAlaRae reviews
2005 CATCF What happens on a cold night when Willy Wonka sneaks out of bed and Charlie has to track the silly man down? Well...your guess is as good as mine actually, this is just what happens when he finally finds him. Slash. Older Charlie X Willy
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,200 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/15/2005
Abandon by Batsutousai reviews
Abandoned on the streets of London, 16 year old Harry Potter must find a way to survive. What's the Boy Who Lived to do? –Harry/Voldemort, OOC, AU, postOotP, nonHBP compliant– BEING REDONE!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 48 - Words: 265,689 - Reviews: 3456 - Favs: 4,171 - Follows: 898 - Updated: 7/3/2005 - Published: 8/27/2004 - [Harry P., Tom R. Jr.] Ginny W. - Complete
Tenebrion by Laylah reviews
The Phantom's story retold.Darkly so.Based on the 2004 movie.R&R to your heart's content, criticism is welcome. Warning:The rating may go up as the story develops.Well, will you open the Pandora's box?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 43,771 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 6/21/2005 - Published: 2/25/2005
Potter by Water Mage reviews
One change in the past can cause a ripple effect, changing the timeline. A baby, Harry, being adopted by a crime lord is one. How will Hogwarts be different with a gun wielding, Harry PotterMcKnight? The heir to England's underground crime empire.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 98,880 - Reviews: 1925 - Favs: 2,984 - Follows: 819 - Updated: 5/26/2005 - Published: 11/27/2003 - Harry P. - Complete
Justice and Temptation by RagingFires27 reviews
A ‘whatif’ scenario which chronicles the possible aftermath that might have taken place should Esmeralda have chosen the wicked Frollo over death.
Hunchback of Notre Dame - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,135 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 12 - Published: 5/2/2005
The Collar by MoronKing reviews
Jou was having a bad day. Then a package came and it was a collar? Things starts getting freaky when he starts wearing it. What! he can't take it out! He hearing what? ppl thoughts! JouKaiba. [complete]
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 29,996 - Reviews: 282 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 11/6/2004 - Published: 9/23/2004 - Complete
Blood by Artemis Luna Diana reviews
Harry is swept away from Hogwarts and finds himself falling into a seductive darkness, yet all he really wants is to go home... SLASH HP/SS
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 68,004 - Reviews: 1331 - Favs: 1,435 - Follows: 981 - Updated: 6/5/2004 - Published: 11/25/2002 - Harry P., Severus S.
Infinite Shades of Grey by Shivani reviews
Slash, HPDM - Harry disappears from the wizarding world and starts a new life known only to a chosen few.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 16,543 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 174 - Follows: 35 - Published: 11/22/2003 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
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Green and Gold reviews
As a competent Head Auror, due to an alleged Death Eater sighting Harry was sent overseas to secure the Bone Eater's Well from desecration. During his investigation, he becomes the minder of a dog daiyoukai from a distant past. Aloof and flexible morals aside, he doesn't know what to make of the lord. Yet. Similarily, Sesshomaru is intrigued. SessxHP (MoD, epilogue compliant)
Crossover - Harry Potter & Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 11 - Words: 124,516 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 495 - Follows: 679 - Updated: 3/13 - Published: 4/14/2014 - Harry P., Sesshomaru
Trivial Affections reviews
Working for Ouran's six notorious oddballs wasn't what transfer student Harry James Potter had in mind after breaking renowned Molly Weasley's vase. Then, his world came crashing down. Which will come first, love or the unveiling of secrets? AU SLASH, NON-MAGICAL WORLD
Crossover - Harry Potter & Ouran High School Host Club - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 81,675 - Reviews: 174 - Favs: 324 - Follows: 436 - Updated: 12/20/2013 - Published: 5/1/2007 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr., Kyōya O.
Ad Infinitum reviews
Set immediately after episode 26, Mykage is expelled from Aquarion LOVE and Fudo Zen accepts responsibility. Questions are answered, 24,000 years worth of history is rewritten, and old and new bonds are forged. Vega and Altair are also in great need of reconstruction. But what's this promised vow of wings? MAIN PAIRING: Apollonius/Mykage, SIDE PAIRINGS: currently undecided
Aquarion Evol/アクエリオンEVOL - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 3 - Words: 43,309 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 1/3/2013 - Published: 6/26/2012 - Zen F., Mykage
Golden Abyss reviews
AU Train, reincarnated Felix and butler extraordinaire, faces a web of confusion and lost love as he's thrown into a world of lies and manipulation where everyone's after him and things aren't as they appear to be. SUPERNATURAL VAMP Creed/ FELIX Train
Black Cat - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,941 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 8/2/2008 - Published: 6/14/2008 - Train H., Creed D.
TMM Letters! Come On In and Join the Fun! reviews
Ever wanted to write to a TMM character? How 'bout one of the hunks? Well, here's your chance to write a letter to your all time favorite or hated character! I promise you, they will respond! Just come on in and join the fun!
Tokyo Mew Mew - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,459 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 8/13/2007 - Published: 8/4/2007
Moonlight Sonata reviews
AU Oneshot Our famous detective, L, decides to visit the balcony to clear his head of unwanted thoughts. What happens when he encounters Light there, playing the violin? LxLight Takes place during the Yotsuba Arc
Death Note - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,505 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/1/2007 - Light Y., L - Complete
It's So Wrong And Yet So Right reviews
In Domino City, there came a time when the humans feared the demons. Nothing could stop them from what the demons truly desire: a mate of their own. Can they convince their mates that they don't intend to harm them as they think they would? ON A LONG HOLD
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,845 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 1/19/2007 - Published: 9/2/2006
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