Stoplight Delight
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Joined 08-15-06, id: 1115534, Profile Updated: 04-11-14
Author has written 10 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'. 'Against the Moon' IS NOT. Calliope has not been cooperative of late, and Stoplight's efforts to work on 'Against the Moon' have suffered. The goal is to continue to post chapters that meet the Stoplight Delight standard, and while the muses are mired in Mississippi it's best to let them do as they please. Fear not: one of these days they'll wander back to Hogwarts again. They always do.

'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.

You're writing again! Why not 'Shall Never See So Much'?
The sad truth is that I'm woefully behind on FMA canon. I just can't bear to write blind, and since printed manga is hard to come by in my neck of the woods and my deteriorating vision makes it difficult to read online, I've been oblidged to leave SNSSM where it is for now. One of these days, maybe... but for the time being I've had to raid my bookshelf for different source material.

Is 'Against the Moon' at some point going to become a slash fic?
No. For most of the story, the Marauders will be too young for sexual relationships of any kind, and by the time they reach the age of consent they will have more pressing concerns at hand than trying to find a trysting-place beyond the reach of Minerva McGonagall. 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:

http://mk17design.deviantart.com/art/HP-Remus-and-Sirius-261269547

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:

http://winter-ghost.deviantart.com/#/d4f9oao

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:

http://ello-there.deviantart.com/art/Against-the-Moon-A-Wand-Returned-277160868

Here's one from Technotronic93: just wonderful!

http://technotronic93.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5cj2ru

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

http://nada24.deviantart.com/#/d5kc4pd

All Alone in December by ambre gris reviews
You can almost count yourself among the ghosts of the abandoned working town. S03E01.
Hell on Wheels - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,158 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/29/2013 - C. Bohannon - Complete
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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: 50 - Words: 362,691 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/14 - Published: 2/3 - C. Bohannon
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 realize 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: 104 - Words: 655,312 - Reviews: 2904 - Favs: 782 - Follows: 798 - Updated: 2/3 - Published: 8/19/2011 - Remus L., Sirius B.
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: 22 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 9 - 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: 34 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/28/2012 - James P., Remus L. - 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: 32 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 8 - 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: 36 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 5 - 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: 600 - Favs: 316 - Follows: 250 - 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: 973 - Favs: 512 - Follows: 125 - 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: 32 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 4 - 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: 21 - Published: 6/21/2007 - Roy M. - Complete