Stoplight Delight
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Joined 08-15-06, id: 1115534, Profile Updated: 08-14-17
Author has written 14 stories for Fullmetal Alchemist, Harry Potter, and Hell on Wheels.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Stoplight Delight is now on Twitter! Follow me at @AgainstTheMoon for writing musings and updates as I work on the next chapter.

'Shall Never See So Much' is on 'Permanent Hiatus'.

'If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended:
That you have but slumbered here,
While these visions did appear...
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearnéd luck
Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue,
We shall make amends 'ere long.
Else the Puck a liar call--
So good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends!'

-- from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Stoplight Delight's F.A.Q.

What does 'discidium' mean?
Those who read my stories know that my mid-chapter breaks are denoted by the word 'discidium'. It's Latin, and it means 'pause or division'. I don't like the website's approved horizonal line: I feel it breaks up the flow of a chapter too much. Hence 'discidium'. The Latin works quite well in both universes, when you think about it.

Is 'Against the Moon' at some point going to become a slash fic?
No. This is a carefully considered position, and I have numerous reasons behind it. Anybody interested in further details regarding my rationale should please feel free to shoot off a PM. I promise to respond!

For those of you reading 'Against the Moon'...

The fabulously talented mk17design has made a simply exquisite illustration inspired by "Easter Among the Elite", featuring our two intrepid heros sharing a quiet moment. It can be found at:

Look upon it! Admire it! Bask in the beauty! Truly. It's positively amazing!

MORE FANART! This time it comes to you courtesy of aiji-mango, whose skill with a pencil I can only revere from afar. This one is based on 'Sirius Affirms', and features everyone's favourite matron dealing with her patient and his rambunctious visitor:

Personally, I absolutely dote upon Madam Pomfrey's expression! Fantastic!

And, from FizzingWhizzBeez, we have this one, which is inspired by 'And Into the Fire'. The contours are just gorgeous, and it's such a simple and powerful image that perfectly captures a moment near the end of the chatper:

Here's one from Technotronic93: just wonderful!

And from the lovely rosebud1424, this one inspired by a line from 'Peter Repents':

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In Desperate Manner reviews
He could not believe it had come to this. February, 1990: late in a hard and hungry winter, Remus Lupin has come to the end of his options. Desperate in the hours before moonrise, he travels to Knockturn Alley to transact some dangerous business.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 28,757 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 10/7/2017 - Published: 9/9/2017 - Remus L., Alastor M.
Against the Moon reviews
The odds were stacked against him: a child from a blended home with no friends, no social skills to speak of, and a terrible secret. Yet slowly Remus Lupin began to discover there was a place for him in the world, if he could find the courage to claim it.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 134 - Words: 852,703 - Reviews: 4609 - Favs: 1,505 - Follows: 1,480 - Updated: 10/2/2017 - Published: 8/19/2011 - Sirius B., Remus L., James P., Peter P.
The Greater File of the Subject reviews
Missing Moment from 'Against the Moon': in 'Provisional Licence', Remus Lupin is absent again, and Professor Filius Flitwick takes note. Dumbledore will have his secrets, but a true Ravenclaw knows how to puzzle around the silences.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,208 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/7/2017 - Sirius B., Remus L., F. Flitwick - Complete
To the Last Article reviews
Missing Moment from 'Against the Moon': in 'Trouble with Slytherins', Lily Evans returns to Hogwarts to begin her third year. After the firsties are Sorted and the feast is finished, she says goodnight to one friend and goes off to join the others. But Betta and Charlotte are concerned about the company Lily keeps.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,264 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/3/2017 - Lily Evans P., Severus S., Rodolphus L., Dorcas M. - Complete
Three Marauders, by Sirius Black reviews
A seasonal offering for my amazing readers. I know it's no substitute for a chapter, but I did want to let everyone know that I have not forgotten you OR 'Against the Moon'. Happy Christmas!
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 180 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/23/2015 - Sirius B., Remus L., James P., Peter P. - Complete
Mudded reviews
Cullen Bohannon hated farming. Considering his crop, this is hardly surprising. In 1860 he was the master of a small and struggling tobacco plantation with one eye perpetually on the door – not only dreaming of a way out, but also watching for the wolf.
Hell on Wheels - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 102 - Words: 783,972 - Reviews: 344 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 7/5/2015 - Published: 2/3/2014 - C. Bohannon
Wisdom's Strength reviews
Missing Moment from Against the Moon 71: A Dangerous Game. It was an ordinary day for Minerva McGonagall until one of her colleagues stopped by her office. Professor Meyrigg, it seemed, was growing anxious about the absences of a certain Gryffindor second year.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,670 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 15 - Published: 12/6/2012 - Minerva M.
The End of Reckoning reviews
The confrontation did not go according to plan. Suddenly, James found himself staring at the limp body of Remus Lupin, lying in a heap while Sirius tried desperately to stem the flow of blood. Missing Moment from Chapter 49: When the Game's Been Fought.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,782 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 19 - Published: 2/28/2012 - Remus L., James P. - Complete
His Overcharged Soul reviews
Missing Moment from 'Against the Moon': in 'And Into the Fire', Sirius is ready when Remus slips away. He follows him in search of the answer to the riddle of Remus Lupin, only to uncover more questions. An epiphany strikes.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,418 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 15 - Published: 12/30/2011 - Sirius B., Remus L. - Complete
More Than Manners Will reviews
Missing Moment from 'Against the Moon': in 'Rescue and Reminiscence' while Remus waits in the street, Sirius and James burst into the drawing room at number twelve Grimmauld Place to plead his case. Walburga Black is not impressed.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,601 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 12 - Published: 11/19/2011 - Sirius B., James P. - Complete
Shall Never See So Much reviews
In the military academies of Amestris, Cadets Mustang and Hawkeye are trained to command. They are groomed and prepared for firefights, hand-to-hand combat and even torture. But there's one thing their schools cannot prepare them for: the reality of war.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 32 - Words: 101,883 - Reviews: 631 - Favs: 422 - Follows: 317 - Updated: 8/28/2009 - Published: 7/15/2008 - Roy M., Riza H.
We That Are Young reviews
It's a well-known fact that innocents make poor soldiers. Fortunately, Riza Hawkeye's childhood was not entirely innocent. She had to grow up fast... though she wasn't the only one. The early years of the Colonel and his First Lieutenant.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 80 - Words: 277,131 - Reviews: 1019 - Favs: 724 - Follows: 191 - Updated: 7/12/2008 - Published: 4/3/2008 - Riza H., Roy M. - Complete
Delightful Measures reviews
Yesterday was a day of national celebration. Now, General Riza Hawkeye reports to Headquarters for her first day in her new office. Enroute, she attracts untoward attention. After all, she felt it was very clearly implied... Happy Royai Day, everybody!
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,400 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/11/2008 - Riza H., Roy M. - Complete
On Horror's Head reviews
Corporal Quinn Dobson had learned his lesson. He'd payed for his mistake with two years of virtual exile in an isolated outpost on the northern fronteirs. Now he was free. At any second, his replacement would arrive. Mustang angst preConqueror of Shamballa
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,121 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 26 - Published: 6/21/2007 - Roy M. - Complete