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Joined 11-06-06, id: 1161289
Author has written 2 stories for Outsiders.

Updated 8/28/07

Hi! I'm Laura. Thanks for stopping by.

I'm mostly putting plugs in here for all the awesome places I go.

I beta for this awesome author called tensleep. Her site is www.fanfiction.com/~tensleep - you should check out her stuff.

Also, if you write Outsiders fanfiction, I can't recommend highly enough the WSOTT discussion forum. It can be found here: http://wsotta.proboards47.com/index.cgi

NEW UPDATE: Forward Motion won the "Best Soda" category in the WSOTTA! Thank you very much to everyone who voted! XD

Also, I am undecided on the fate of Sam and Soda and "Forward Motion". I'm not sure if I'll continue or not, but after re-reading, I'm considerably unhappy with it, so if I do update, it will probably not be what you're expecting. Thank you all for reviewing and reading!

Last, You can probably look for some one-shots from me in the near future, so add me to your author alert list if you want to know when they come out. I'll probably be starting another story too, though I'm not sure who it will center around or what type it will be. I'm just feeling creative and finally having some time to write and critique.

Thanks much for stopping by - I'll be back soooooon!

Have a great day!

P.S. I'm somewhat of a grammar freak, and these things in particular bother me.

1. Definitely - SPELL IT RIGHT!!!! Do not write "defiantly" because defiantly means with defiance or in a defiant manner. Surely, not the same thing. Eek!

2. Must of - not proper. The proper phrase is "Must have." Use it.

3. Spacing after periods - There are, according to the commonly-accepted MLA standards, to be 2 spaces after a period. Now, one is acceptable in other formats, but really, 2 is best. Especially on FF, which tends to get all squished anyway.

4. FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS CHOCOLATE, Use your spell checker, folks. If you don't have a program that has it, email me your story and I'll do it for you. AND PROOFREAD! I like to read things out loud before I submit them so I know that they flow. I can't stand spelling mistakes and interchangeable words - they make reading less enjoyable.

5. Another biggie here! Ready? There/They're/Their

There - a place; Hey, look over there!

They're - Contraction, short for they are; They're coming around later.

Their - showing possession to a group; Don't touch their things until they return.

Practical application: Their things will remain over there until they're back.

6. Ensure/Insure - to ensure something it so make sure of it, to insure something is to provide financial coverage for it.

There are more - there are always more - but we'll cross those bridges as we come to them.

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Finn by Tensleep reviews
Life was as normal as it ever got for the Greasers until someone miles from ordinary came and turned some heads. New character added and fun ahead!
Outsiders - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 51 - Words: 194,238 - Reviews: 229 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 9/29/2009 - Published: 12/18/2003 - Darry C. - Complete
Come Down From Your Fences by Maxiekat reviews
You can't hold onto the past forever and sometimes you lose your friends along the way. Dally and Johnny didn't die the night of the rumble, but the gang's problems are far from over. Alternate Ending.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 42 - Words: 90,067 - Reviews: 600 - Favs: 198 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 7/19/2009 - Published: 10/15/2006 - Johnny C., Ponyboy C., Dallas W., Darry C. - Complete
Tender is the Night by A Sideways Smile reviews
Growing up with a gang of boys has made Ellie O'Hare tough, cool and calm, but no one will give her the benefit of the doubt. Changes ensue and trouble with Socs, boyfriends and tensions within the gang may cause her to lose her cool and her sanity.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 171,931 - Reviews: 530 - Favs: 222 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 11/4/2008 - Published: 3/28/2007 - Complete
Lightning Strikes Twice by AriaAdagio reviews
MerDer, post Time After Time. Derek takes Meredith to meet his family in Connecticut, but nothing goes as planned. COMPLETE
Grey's Anatomy - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 58 - Words: 488,337 - Reviews: 1674 - Favs: 508 - Follows: 225 - Updated: 7/18/2008 - Published: 4/29/2007 - Meredith G., Derek S. - Complete
Orion's Arrival by youcantkillaliar reviews
Orion stumbles upon Tulsa after running away from her abusive household. For six months she's been searching for a place to call home. Could Tulsa, with the greasers, be where she belongs. Yeah, she thinks so.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 58 - Words: 110,544 - Reviews: 356 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 6/17/2008 - Published: 7/20/2006
As I Lay Me Down by goldengreaser reviews
It's been over a year since The Outsiders and Ponyboy hasn't been feeling all too well lately. He doesn’t think much about it until he clasps at a track meet
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 17 - Words: 19,351 - Reviews: 178 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 5/10/2008 - Published: 2/25/2006 - Ponyboy C.
Beyond Sunsets by Philippa reviews
ON INDEFINITE HIATUS With a new English teacher, a stolen car, and the old feud with the Socs, Ponyboy’s got more than he can handle. But his year takes a terrifying turn for the worse when the town is darkened by the shadow of a burning cross.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 49,576 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 2/13/2008 - Published: 4/19/2007
Brooklyn from New York by Shadows Run reviews
Darry's new coworker turns out to be quite popular with the gang. He left New York for Tulsa just like Dally but can be as much of a puppy as Johnny. See what the gang thinks of him. This is after the novel. Pony X ?
Outsiders - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 45 - Words: 112,678 - Reviews: 411 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 1/11/2008 - Published: 7/1/2006 - Ponyboy C. - Complete
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right by Queen Jane Approximately reviews
Since childhood, Steve, Soda, and Eleanor have been best friends. Then the local draft board lands them both on the front lines in Vietnam and Eleanor finds herself alone against tumultuous times. No one ever promised her it'd be easy. Chapter 26 up now.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 26 - Words: 87,165 - Reviews: 168 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 12/31/2007 - Published: 3/27/2006
Paperweights by FeistyFeist reviews
Life was turning out just fine for Ponyboy Curtis. However, the summer before college proves to be anything but calm. Story continuance.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 43,178 - Reviews: 295 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 9/9/2007 - Published: 3/18/2007 - Ponyboy C. - Complete
The Unforgiven by Fairlane reviews
Out of prison and back on the streets, Tim Shepard has to fight for control of his gang, his turf, and his brother.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 18 - Words: 43,927 - Reviews: 346 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 7/28/2007 - Published: 5/29/2005 - Tim S., Curly S.
Silent Reverie by So Confusingly Amusing reviews
ONESHOT: A friend does her best to comfort Ponyboy days after losing his parents. A one shot that prequels Tender is the Night.
Outsiders - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,561 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/20/2007 - Complete
Pavement Cracks by FeistyFeist reviews
Continuance of Changing Tides. Back from the war, Pony realizes not all things will go back to the way they were before...including himself. Now completed!
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 27 - Words: 37,541 - Reviews: 365 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 3/11/2007 - Published: 10/8/2006 - Complete
Aftermath by Erinskie reviews
Scout, Pony's twin sister, is sought by a soc after the death of Johnny and Dallas. How will her new life in the soc world mesh with her old neighborhood and friends? Love and conflict are certain. Part 5 of 6. Reviews appreciated.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 52,870 - Reviews: 295 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 2/8/2007 - Published: 11/5/2005 - Complete
Love and Loss by Juvenile Success reviews
Things around Tulsa are more different than they first appear to the blind anyway...with two weeks before Christmas Pixie Curtis is back with a few suprises in store.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 44,602 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 11/9/2006 - Published: 5/23/2006 - Sodapop C., Two Bit M. - Complete
Only Two by printandpolish reviews
Darry and Ponyboy receive some terrible news. No longer a oneshot.
Outsiders - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,989 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/18/2006 - Published: 7/16/2006 - Complete
Forever Young by Juvenile Success reviews
Heaven can wait we're only watching the sky, hoping for the best but expecting the worst; are you gonna drop the bomb or not, let us die young or let us live forever. - The story of Pixie Curtis.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 26 - Words: 45,418 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 5/18/2006 - Published: 2/4/2006 - Sodapop C., Two Bit M. - Complete
Ten Years Later by NittanyLizard reviews
Just my take on what things might be like ten years after the setting of the book.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 87,146 - Reviews: 427 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 4/25/2006 - Published: 1/30/2005 - Complete
So You're Leaving by Scarlett7 reviews
Complete! And now illustrated! Johnny has escaped his life in Tulsa only to find more trouble as a family secret is unveiled. Can Dally protect him as the pieces of his past spiral out of control?
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 53 - Words: 111,977 - Reviews: 530 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 3/27/2006 - Published: 3/16/2003 - Dallas W., Johnny C. - Complete
Tulsa by printandpolish reviews
This is the story of Cinnamon Curtis, the Curtis sister between Soda and Pony. To see how she turned out, read Going Home Again. Please R&R STORY COMPLETE Nov. 4, 2005
Outsiders - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 22,966 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 11/4/2005 - Published: 10/24/2005 - Complete
Landslide by Erinskie reviews
A family feud leads to tradgedy for the Curtis family. The events, past & present, are emotionally distressing for Scout, Pony's twin sister. 4th in a series of 6. Enjoy. Reviews are appreciated. COMPLETE
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 51,833 - Reviews: 147 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 11/2/2005 - Published: 6/23/2005 - Complete
Going Home Again by printandpolish reviews
Darry needs his siblings more than ever but is he still too proud to ask for help? Curtis sister included STORY COMPLETE 102405.
Outsiders - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 24,390 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 10/24/2005 - Published: 10/11/2005 - Complete
To Live this Life by Fairlane reviews
The wild and crazy life of Tim Shepard , rated R13 for some violence and language. Completed.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 35,553 - Reviews: 186 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 5/22/2005 - Published: 12/4/2004 - Tim S., Curly S. - Complete
Escalation by Erinskie reviews
School is out and the summer time weather is heating up. Just like the unforseen feud between the socs and the greasers and everything in Scout's life! Continuation story of Coming of Age & Family Bond. COMPLETE Reviews appreciated! 3rd in series of 6
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 56,439 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 5/5/2005 - Published: 2/13/2005 - Complete
Crossroads by Karone reviews
How the Outsiders would have gone if the Curtis family included a sister...
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 65,014 - Reviews: 586 - Favs: 209 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 2/24/2005 - Published: 3/11/2003
Mercury Knew by Aiko-chan reviews
Or Hermes, if you prefer. It doesn't matter. Either way, he knew.
Outsiders - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 968 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/19/2005 - Ponyboy C. - Complete
Coming of Age by Erinskie reviews
Turning fourteen is a hard time in any girls life. It can be even worse when you can't find yourself amid the confusing structure of your teenage years. At least Scout has her brothers. Continuation of Family Bond. COMPLETE Reviews appreciated!
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 51,047 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/12/2005 - Published: 12/21/2004 - Complete
Family Bond by Erinskie reviews
The Curtis family,including a sister,must work together against the odds to maintain their family bond. Includes Alternative Ending! Reviewer: ...what an amazing story you have... COMPLETE, Reviews appreciated! 1 of 6 stories in the series
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 14 - Words: 40,690 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 12/27/2004 - Published: 11/2/2004 - Complete
Not Today by desert-girl reviews
COMPLETE! He looks after people. She needs some looking after. Darry will meet a girl who changes his outlook on life. Darry POV.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 54,809 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/12/2004 - Published: 7/24/2004 - Complete
Five for Fighting by Antique Orange reviews
In life everyone has a challenge to face: A crippling accident, An unrequited love, The feeling of not belonging, it's how we handle these challenges that makes us who we are.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 46,391 - Reviews: 297 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/16/2004 - Published: 6/5/2003 - Complete
Helpless by Antigone reviews
This was not a Soc Darry’s muscles could scare off, not a nightmare Soda’s arm would chase away. This was inside me, eating away, and no matter how much my brother’s wanted to get rid of it they were helpless.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 61 - Words: 43,319 - Reviews: 764 - Favs: 311 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 11/15/2002 - Published: 9/15/2002
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Forward Motion reviews
Sodapop Curtis has always been the one who can hold the gang together, but now, when his life starts to fall apart at the seams, who will hold him together? [Rated T for language and adult themes later in the story.]
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 38,544 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 9/7/2007 - Published: 11/9/2006 - Sodapop C.
Wildebeest reviews
A oneshot in 3rd person POV about a rambling from TwoBit. Written for the WSOTTA August '07 Rumble. Minor language.
Outsiders - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,944 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/22/2007 - Two Bit M., Ponyboy C. - Complete
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