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Author has written 26 stories for Fullmetal Alchemist, StarCraft, Avatar: Last Airbender, Inception, Hanna is not a Boys Name, Tiger & Bunny/タイガー&バニー, and Homestuck.

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Updated 10/25/10

So, I've been sitting on Dichotomy for the last few weeks, feeling nothing but guilt about not working on it but being unable to muster the enthusiasm to do so.

Which got me thinking about my writing, fanfic, and fandom in general.

Anyone who has been following me for any length of time has probably noticed by now that I have big dreams for writing. I want to write books. I want to see those books in print someday. That same person might also have noticed that I never seem to actually get anywhere with this original fiction I keep talking about.

They'd be absolutely right about that. I don't.

I have to my name an endless supply of trite, done-to-death ideas (and a few gems), enough false starts and third chapter flops to be thoroughly embarrassing, and exactly one(1) complete rough draft that is so much the definition of the word that if it ever makes it through the far side of revisions it will have maybe five words in common with the original. And the only reason I have that much is because of NaNoWriMo, which seems to be the only time of year I manage to set everything else aside and just write. A pretty sorry collection for someone who has wanted to 'be a writer' since she was fifteen. That's twelve years, and I have very little to show for the time.

Now, there's a lot of reasons for that, not the least of which is my ability to procrastinate like a champ. One of the larger culprits though, is fanfic.

Don't get me wrong. I love fanfic. That's actually, uh, part of the problem. I've been writing fanfic since before I knew what fanfic was. (Heralds of Valdemar stuff, if anyone's wondering. And no self-inserts for me! It was slash from the word go. *grin*) Fanfic is comfortable, and safe, and worlds easier than original stuff. With fanfic the world is ready-made and populated by amazing characters that everyone already loves. The hard part is done for you. After that, it's like instant fiction! Just add plot. ;)

That's not true for everyone, of course. Some folks find it to be the exact opposite, that working within the constraints of a pre-existing universe is actually harder than building everything from scratch. And man, do I envy them!

Fanfic is kind of like the training wheels I'm too afraid to take off. I know, looking at myself from a (mostly) objective perspective, that I have potential. I've got a bit of talent, and a bit of skill, and if I'm willing to do the hard, heavy lifting of writing book after book, I could be good. Good enough to sell, good enough to make a modest living doing something I love.

I've learned a lot from writing fanfic. There is absolutely no denying that I've grown as a writer because of it. If I wouldn't be COMPLETELY MORTIFIED, I'd link my old FFN account just to prove the point. But even ten years isn't enough to make me want to admit to writing that crap. XD

What it boils down to, is that it's time for me to stop. In a perfect world, I'd be able to write original stuff and fanfic at the same time, no sweat. As much as I would love to be this organized, super-productive person who can juggle both-- I'm just not. I'm messy and disorganized and prone to doing things at the absolute last second. I vacillate between periods of intense focus and times where I have the attention span of a gnat. Those periods of focus are like gold, and if I keep spending them on fanfic, I'll never get anywhere.

I really, really wanted to hold off on this until I'd finished my WIPs, because I have this sense of obligation to all the amazing readers and the people I've met through my fic. Starting a chaptered fic is something like a promise, and one I'm loath to break.

Unfortunately, my active interest in FMA has waned. I don't participate in comms, I don't read fic anymore. That ship has sailed, and it's only that sense of obligation that's been keeping me working. I really, really wanted to finish those fics, because I feel like I owe it to you guys.

There's two problems with that, though. The first is that I've lost interest. Every word is like pulling teeth, and I can almost guarantee that without enthusiasm, the quality will tank. Second, there's this feeling that I MUST finish before I'm allowed to work on anything else. So when I'm stalled on those fics, I'm stalled on everything, especially my original stuff.

So I'm calling it quits. Best I Ever Had and Dichotomy are on indefinite hiatus. They may be completed sometime in the future if I get a second wind, but there are no guarantees, and it honestly isn't likely. I'd like to thank everyone who read and enjoyed my work, and offer my heartfelt apologies for not making it to the finish line. Especially the folks who offered (and in one case, started) to beta my most recent push to beat Dichotomy into submission. You're all made of sixteen kinds of awesome, and I'm sorry I wasted your time.

As for fic in general: You'll probably see one-shots crop up from time to time if the mood strikes. Nothing will be posted before it's complete, and that includes any longer endeavors I might tackle in the future, although at this point longfic is pretty unlikely.

Anyone interested in following my renewed attack on original fiction should friend my journal at . It hasn't been updated in a while, but that's going to change here shortly.

It's been fun guys, and I've met some amazing people through my fic that I would never have had the pleasure to know, otherwise. I wish I could have finished these for you, but it is high time I stepped up and took responsibility for what I want, and for now at least, that means putting fanfic away to make space for what I really want to pursue.

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dream of the lotus in bloom by Pulpo Fiction reviews
*UPDATED* Fourteen years ago, a masked man intercepts a letter to the White Lotus, breaks into the home of a young Water Tribe couple, and leaves with their only daughter. Now, she is seventeen. An Equalist!Korra AU / Chapter 13: Ajna
Legend of Korra - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 99,092 - Reviews: 268 - Favs: 391 - Follows: 466 - Updated: 6/14 - Published: 8/18/2012 - Korra, Mako, Amon, Asami S.
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: 1336 - Favs: 910 - Follows: 929 - Updated: 4/29/2012 - Published: 1/11/2006 - Inuyasha, Sesshomaru
Tear You Apart by The Shinigumi reviews
Sequel to Goodnight Moon. Kira and L are on the run from the world with Mello, Near and the NPA hot on their trail... but with logic against him, will L stay with Light? It's a game of shifting alliances where anyone can win. Light/L, L/Light.
Death Note - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 70,295 - Reviews: 177 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 133 - Updated: 5/10/2011 - Published: 3/30/2008 - Light Y., L
Love Like Ghosts by eldritchhorrors reviews
Bones said, "Ya know that story? The one where Pike meets Kirk and there's mentoring and bonding and they tiptoe through the tulips together into happily ever? Well, this ain't it. Idiot." Kirk/McCoy, but Kirk/Pike at the beginning. Complete!
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 66,933 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 205 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 11/13/2010 - Published: 7/22/2009 - J. Kirk, L. McCoy/Bones - Complete
The Fifth Act by Sinnatious reviews
Cloud has an accident with a Time materia. There are people to save, and for that, some people need to die.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 38 - Words: 169,887 - Reviews: 2540 - Favs: 3,953 - Follows: 1,082 - Updated: 9/15/2010 - Published: 5/7/2010 - Cloud S., Sephiroth - Complete
Descent by ZaKai reviews
Ed gets Al's body back, but finds himself frustrated and depressed. As the country faces the threat of civil war, will Ed be able to handle life without Alphonse constantly by his side, or will he simply substitute one companion for another? RoyEd AlWin
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 48 - Words: 217,377 - Reviews: 1284 - Favs: 502 - Follows: 556 - Updated: 6/6/2010 - Published: 5/19/2006 - Edward E., Roy M.
Once and Future King by Lunar reviews
What is a king to do? Kain would hardly call himself 'savior' material. But with Raziel a sword, the Hylden breaking loose, and a squid-with-delusions-underground? Its not like anyone ELSE is volunteering to save the world... A LoK:Defiance continuation.
Legacy of Kain - Rated: M - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 16 - Words: 175,657 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 1/30/2010 - Published: 5/4/2008
Painted Truths by Sisyphean Effort reviews
The discovery of a hidden painting in the late fuhrer Roy Mustang's library leads to more questions than answers. . . what is the meaning behind it? A mysterious history begins to unfold. . . Roy/Ed eventually.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 29,980 - Reviews: 183 - Favs: 291 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 12/9/2009 - Published: 10/31/2009 - Edward E., Roy M. - Complete
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Aishuu reviews
An alternate universe. L and Raito meet under different circumstances.
Death Note - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 49,989 - Reviews: 1024 - Favs: 1,337 - Follows: 1,319 - Updated: 8/23/2009 - Published: 1/30/2005 - Light Y., L
Poison Apple by RobinRocks reviews
LxLight. Death Note with a Disney spin. Maybe their poison drenched love, this twisted fairytale of most wicked beauty, is all that matters, even when L is dragged back from his grave and faced with his poisoned apple again. Cowritten with Narroch.
Death Note - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 33 - Words: 357,768 - Reviews: 2781 - Favs: 1,975 - Follows: 658 - Updated: 12/25/2008 - Published: 10/1/2007 - L, Light Y. - Complete
Unto the Shores of Acheron by LAXgirl reviews
Everyone thought Edward was dead. But when someone tries to resurrect him, no one's prepared to deal with the soulless look alike that's created instead, or its hurt and anger when his original half unexpectedly returns from the other side of the Gate
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 99,904 - Reviews: 648 - Favs: 411 - Follows: 266 - Updated: 10/12/2008 - Published: 4/8/2006 - Edward E., Alphonse E.
Number Twenty Eight by Sevlow reviews
As of today, Edward Elric had been missing for four months, two weeks, and five days. Warnings for angst, some gore, and Chimera!Ed. Complete
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 15 - Words: 63,347 - Reviews: 878 - Favs: 1,528 - Follows: 312 - Updated: 5/1/2008 - Published: 1/31/2008 - Edward E., Roy M. - Complete
Aceilux by Wyna Hiros reviews
Zelda 64:Ocarina of Time. There are those who do not look kindly upon the lusts of a corrupt Queen... PostOoT, some AU. Suggested Sheik plus Zelda, Link x Sheik slash. Sheikcentric COMPLETED!
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 101,206 - Reviews: 438 - Favs: 403 - Follows: 147 - Updated: 2/2/2008 - Published: 7/28/2003 - Sheik, Link - Complete
I Give You a Wondrous Mirror by Lomonaaeren reviews
DEATHLY HALLOWS SPOILERS, HPDM slash, epilogue compliant. Harry is too busy ten years after the war to help out just one family, but that's exactly what he has to do. And as he hunts their enemy, magic no one understands is hunting him.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 44 - Words: 196,442 - Reviews: 969 - Favs: 531 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 12/14/2007 - Published: 7/26/2007 - Draco M., Harry P. - Complete
Levitas Fragosus by BlackMercifulFaerie reviews
When Ed loses something precious to him, he would give anything to reclaim it . . . However, is what he gains worth the price of what he has to give up? Talk about equivalency . . . [RoyEd, Mpreg]
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 63,948 - Reviews: 694 - Favs: 453 - Follows: 559 - Updated: 12/4/2007 - Published: 1/17/2006 - Edward E., Roy M.
Departure by Larania Drake reviews
The Ishbal Rebellion left many scars, on both the soldiers and the people left behind. Ed sees a scar he never believed existed in the heart of Roy Mustang. Shonenai, divergence
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 89,351 - Reviews: 347 - Favs: 233 - Follows: 241 - Updated: 1/1/2007 - Published: 4/11/2006 - Edward E., Roy M.
Past Tense: Future Imperfect by Nike Femme reviews
Post AC. You cannot kill a memory. The only way to eliminate it…is to prevent it from ever happening at all. SephirothxCloud. Eventually. May go up to an Mrating in later chapters.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 23,240 - Reviews: 194 - Favs: 354 - Follows: 509 - Updated: 12/26/2006 - Published: 7/21/2006 - Cloud S., Sephiroth
The Letter by Fae Elric reviews
[based on Conversion by Arathe, Alter!RoyxEd] He had brought a pen and paper with him, intending to write a goodbye letter to Ed, but he couldn’t quite think of what to write. Everything he tried sounded wrong. Too distant, too chummy, too cheerful…
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 902 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/4/2006 - Edward E., Roy M. - Complete
Bad Day by Lisse reviews
His old man wears an Earth Kingdom name like a shirt that doesn't fit.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,187 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 364 - Follows: 23 - Published: 8/9/2006 - Zuko - Complete
Full Circle by Nike Femme reviews
Edward Elric returns with amnesia. He has lived the past four years as Auric, a Gatekeeper. But there are some battles that only he can fight. Will his friends be able to awaken Ed, and what happens to Auric if they do? RoyEd. Eventually.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 144,252 - Reviews: 1473 - Favs: 2,309 - Follows: 415 - Updated: 7/12/2006 - Published: 2/4/2006 - Edward E., Roy M. - Complete
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Blurring the Lines reviews
John goes wandering off with a murderclown on the loose, and Karkat has to save him from his own stupidity. John/Karkat, Karkat/Gamzee (pale).
Homestuck - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,080 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/20/2013 - John E., Karkat V., Gamzee M. - Complete
Shatter reviews
Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. Warning for character death.
Tiger & Bunny/タイガー&バニー - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 483 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 7 - Published: 7/25/2011 - Kotetsu K./Wild Tiger - Complete
The Way We Move reviews
Kotetsu teaches Bunny to dance. This is somewhat complicated by the fact that he's kind of in love with him. Kotetsu/Barnaby
Tiger & Bunny/タイガー&バニー - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,859 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/24/2011 - Kotetsu K./Wild Tiger, Barnaby Brooks Jr./Bunny - Complete
Brother Mine reviews
Iroh discovers his baby brother creeping around the palace late one night.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,514 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/15/2011 - Iroh, Ozai - Complete
Flight of the Conbat reviews
Hanna decides to teach Conrad how to fly. Luckily for Conrad, Zombie's there to catch him.
Hanna is not a Boys Name - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,005 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/4/2011 - Conrad A., Zombie - Complete
Ghosts of the Past reviews
The new Water Tribe ambassador seems strangely familiar, and Azula wonders if she knew him Before.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 762 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/15/2010 - Sokka, Azula - Complete
Her Mother's Daughter reviews
Even locked away from the world, Azula is never alone.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 368 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 12/15/2010 - Azula - Complete
Mermaid's Melody reviews
Every year, Iroh makes the trip to the frigid waters of the south. This year, he makes a friend. Silly AU.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 458 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/15/2010 - Iroh, Katara - Complete
A Gentleman and a Lady reviews
Toph dresses like a lady under extreme duress. Sokka kinda likes it. Barely there Sokka/Toph
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 481 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/15/2010 - Sokka, Toph - Complete
Dichotomy reviews
HIATUS Ed and Roy find themselves in the hands of a madman with a vendetta, one with a very unique idea of what constitutes 'Equivalent Exchange.' Roy/Ed
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 52,493 - Reviews: 287 - Favs: 251 - Follows: 342 - Updated: 10/25/2010 - Published: 9/1/2007 - Roy M., Edward E.
Best I Ever Had reviews
HIATUS After a decade apart, war with Creta brings Roy and Edward together again, and they discover that nothing between them has been resolved. Sequel to Can't Be. Roy/Ed
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 21,201 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 10/25/2010 - Published: 2/2/2008 - Edward E., Roy M.
Won't Let You Fall reviews
Arthur does his best to hold Cobb together in the wake of Mal's death.
Inception - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,622 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/16/2010 - D. Cobb, Arthur - Complete
A Forever Kind Of Thing reviews
Five women Arthur loved, and one man he'll love for the rest of his life.
Inception - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,154 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/5/2010 - D. Cobb, Arthur - Complete
You'll Be Together reviews
Cobb realizes that he can't live without Mal.
Inception - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 532 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/4/2010 - D. Cobb, Mal - Complete
Faith reviews
The Moon Spirit takes an inexplicable interest Zuko, and he isn't quite sure why.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,656 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/29/2010 - Zuko, Yue - Complete
Her Children reviews
They pressed around her and she welcomed the contact; they sang in her thoughts and she welcomed their voices. They were hers, her children, and their love was unconditional; their obedience absolute.
StarCraft - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 753 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/25/2010 - Sarah K. - Complete
A Hundred Different Ways reviews
When Roy took his hands and asked why he kept pushing him away, Ed realized that he had no answer. Roy/Ed in twenty-five sentences.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 621 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/17/2008 - Edward E., Roy M. - Complete
Ravenous reviews
If he obeyed, he did not have to think, and if he did not think, he would not remember. It was safe behind his hunger, in the white noise.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 707 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/19/2008 - Gluttony, Lust - Complete
Fractured reviews
A series of music-inspired drabbles; several of which are Roy/Ed.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,333 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/6/2008 - Edward E., Roy M. - Complete
Remembrance reviews
Alphonse's grandson discovers an old photo in the attic, bringing back bittersweet memories.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,102 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 8 - Published: 6/1/2008 - Alphonse E. - Complete
A Series of Unfortunate Dates reviews
Ed bets Roy that he can find him a girl by the end of the month. Many unfortunate encounters ensue. Roy/Ed
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,397 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 302 - Follows: 17 - Published: 3/18/2008 - Edward E., Roy M. - Complete
And Baby Makes Three reviews
The baby decides to interrupt bickering parents. Roy/Ed Mpreg
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 577 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 14 - Published: 1/28/2008 - Edward E., Roy M. - Complete
Let Them Eat Cake reviews
Alphonse bakes Riza a cake. Al/Riza
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,274 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/28/2008 - Alphonse E., Riza H. - Complete
Midnight reviews
A collection of Conversion related short stories. Named for the first story, in which Alter!Roy and Ed go out for a little New Year's fun.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,899 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 1/6/2008 - Published: 12/7/2006 - Edward E., Roy M. - Complete
Conversion reviews
Five years after his arrival on an alternate world, a chance meeting with someone from his past gives Edward Elric the hope that maybe, just maybe, he might have found his ticket home. Alter!Roy/Ed, Roy/Ed
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 68,638 - Reviews: 800 - Favs: 1,189 - Follows: 318 - Updated: 9/9/2007 - Published: 9/17/2006 - Edward E., Roy M. - Complete
Can't Be reviews
Roy realizes that some things just can't be. Roy/Ed
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,116 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/8/2006 - Edward E., Roy M. - Complete