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Joined 04-27-07, id: 1263461, Profile Updated: 12-12-15

I'm not really sure why anyone would be reading this, but just in case:

I'm Mountain Elements, and I do not plan to post any stories because I don't really enjoy writing. This account is for reviewing stories and for the Favorites and Alerts features.

I apologize if it seems like I flamed anyone. I try to only offer constructive criticism and not flame anyone, but I'm not very good at being diplomatic. I also have trouble telling whether an author is writing in order to improve their writing skills, to get reviews, or just to have fun.

Suggestion to Authors:

You can update your profile occasionally to let your readers know what's going on with your stories. In fact, please do. If you don't update your readers on the status of your stories, they may conclude that you, or at least your stories, are dead. Even if your stories are dead, it would be nice to get a confirmation so that your readers aren't left wondering.

Additional Suggestion to Authors:

I've read a lot of statements from authors that they lost their story outlines/ chapter drafts/ future chapters/ etc. when their computer crashed or when something happened to their storage device. My suggestion is to back up your important documents by emailing them to yourself, perhaps in another account if you don't have room in your current one.

There are a number of free email services out there, and you'll have your documents in both your Sent folder and in your Inbox. You can either attach the document to the email or copy and paste what you've written into the body of the email. You may want to do both, as copy and paste might eliminate the formatting, but you don't want to open an attachment that you sent from a computer with a virus on it. If this suggestion helps you, then please share it with others. I just hope that it will help authors keep posting their stories, even after computer issues.


What Kind of Stories I Read:

No one has asked me about this, but since this IS my profile, I figured that I should probably say something about myself. I generally try to only read COMPLETE stories, as I have a short attention span and a bad memory so I tend to get bored of stories when I have to wait for updates. Plus, adventure stories are more exciting when you can read straight through, and angst stories are easier to read when you can get to the happy ending quickly. That said, I often give in and read incomplete stories out of boredom, which leads to me anxiously waiting for an update and rereading the story repeatedly until it gets boring and I give up on it.

I prefer TRUE FRIENDSHIP stories with as little romance as possible. I'm definitely NOT a romance fan, though I do read some stories with romance in them. Usually, I'm reading them for some other aspect such as the humor or original plot device. I dislike citrus scenes and usually skip over them if I continue reading the story.

My short attention span also means that I sometimes give up entirely on fandoms that I previously really enjoyed. I often read stories from fandoms of which I'm unfamiliar with the canon. This works best with crossovers in the beginning. Any popular fandom usually has a lot of crossovers so you can start there and read your way into other fandoms.

My Favorites list is a bit outdated, as it includes stories that I haven't read in ages and is missing some of my more recent favorites. I tend to really like stories when I first read them and then see all the flaws when I reread them. These days, I usually send myself an email with the story's name, summary, and link, a description of what I liked and didn't like about it, and any other information I think is important. This works better with my bad memory than simply staring at the story's summary, trying to remember what happened in it.


Favorite Stories Not on This Site:

(Since links currently aren't working, I'm adding the addresses as well. Just remove the spaces and they should work.)

Voldemort in the Loony Bin : http :// mahaliem. livejournal. com/157090. html

Mother of Learning : https ://www. fictionpress. com/s /2961893/1/Mother-of-Learning

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in tempo by Ten-Faced reviews
and with a one, two, three, four, let's take our steps down memory lane, swing in the present, and waltz to the future. Toichi/Chikage
Detective Conan/Case Closed - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,899 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/15/2012 - Kaito K., Aoko N., Yusaku K. - Complete
Comparing Notes II by Ocianne reviews
The first international Kid heist in nine years is taking place in Denver... but things never go the way you plan. DCMK crossover with The Magnificent Seven. Sequel to Comparing Notes.
Crossover - Magnificent Seven & Detective Conan/Case Closed - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,539 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 3/30/2011 - Published: 3/24/2009 - Ezra S., Kaito K., Saguru H. - 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: 2597 - Favs: 4,495 - Follows: 1,243 - Updated: 9/15/2010 - Published: 5/7/2010 - Cloud S., Sephiroth - Complete
Of Veils, Gates, and Magic by MikRES reviews
AU Crossover with SG-1, based on episode Solitudes. Jack and Sam are stuck in an ice cave unable to dial Earth when a wormhole is engaged. Enter Luna Lovegood.
Crossover - Stargate: SG-1 & Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,781 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 497 - Follows: 154 - Published: 1/25/2009 - J. O'Neill, Luna L. - Complete
From the Ashes by peppymint reviews
After being left for dead, Naruto starts his new life, away from Konoha. Slight AU due to lack of specific information. Please read my Naruto Timeline, don't skip it. R&R Sequel is up.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 29,981 - Reviews: 877 - Favs: 2,246 - Follows: 931 - Updated: 12/6/2008 - Published: 10/27/2006 - Naruto U. - Complete
Thorns by Vathara reviews
What if Aeris found unexpected help before Zack broke out? AU.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 45,428 - Reviews: 184 - Favs: 1,058 - Follows: 166 - Published: 11/7/2007 - Zack F., Cloud S. - Complete
Reign of Power by Fyrning reviews
PostOotP. The lines between Dark and Light have faded into Grey and Harry must learn to fight for himself...7th year and the war is breaking...Lords, Heirs, Vampires,werewolves, magic and more.No pairings.AU after HBP. COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 29 - Words: 171,382 - Reviews: 3355 - Favs: 4,740 - Follows: 1,908 - Updated: 7/29/2007 - Published: 3/1/2005 - Harry P. - Complete
Ten Years to Date by November Romeo reviews
In the guise of homework, Natsume and Mikan spend the night talking about life after the Academy.
Gakuen Alice - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,229 - Reviews: 324 - Favs: 872 - Follows: 99 - Published: 6/20/2007 - Natsume H., Mikan S. - Complete
Right Place, Right Time by claymade reviews
The Androids have appeared at last, bringing destruction with them. But as Yamcha engages them for the first time, someone else appears as well...
Crossover - Dragon Ball Z & Ranma - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,109 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 257 - Follows: 60 - Published: 1/21/2007 - Yamcha, Ryoga - Complete
Natsume Nullified by November Romeo reviews
Natsume has decided not to ask Mikan to the prom. Everyone's decided that he will. FINAL CHAPTER: What's the matter Natsume? You look completely nullified.
Gakuen Alice - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 38,280 - Reviews: 539 - Favs: 941 - Follows: 157 - Updated: 8/13/2006 - Published: 6/10/2006 - Natsume H., Mikan S. - Complete
Good Intentions by Lisse reviews
Her grandfather is dying and there is no such place as Amestris.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,067 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 451 - Follows: 57 - Published: 7/1/2006 - Edward E. - Complete
Sword of Lost Destiny by MarbleGlove reviews
An interlude, a story, and a day at the Ren Faire with Methos. OneShot
Highlander - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,675 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/15/2004 - Complete
Loved and Lost by Peacewish reviews
Drabble: to fish with a long line or rod. So why does it mean 100 words? Anyway, my take on how Syaoran could still love Sakura after the Void Card's attack.
Card Captor Sakura - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/11/2004 - Syaoran L., Sakura K. - Complete
Redemption by krtshadow reviews
COMPLETE! Harry Potter has spent six years in Azkaban. Now, Dumbledore, Black and Lupin are here to retrieve him, now certain of his innocence. Will they be too late to save Harry's sanity? And if so, what does this mean for the world? AU after year 4.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 32 - Words: 100,077 - Reviews: 3787 - Favs: 6,756 - Follows: 1,463 - Updated: 2/12/2004 - Published: 8/16/2003 - Harry P. - Complete
Morals, Mange and Misadventures in Male Bonding by Ciircee reviews
Syaoran, Touya and a pregnant cat...IT'S THE APOCALYPSE, PEOPLE! And it's funny.
Card Captor Sakura - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,913 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/2/2001