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Joined 07-18-07, id: 1328660, Profile Updated: 01-25-13
Author has written 16 stories for Naruto, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

Life has a funny way of taking your expectations and turning them on their heads. I have decided to overhaul my fanfiction account. Both the stories I have written as well as the stories that I have enjoyed will be under great scrutiny. I have learned much over the years about quality; if I am to get back into the world of fanfiction I wish for my account to reflect my skill and taste.

There is something magical about fanfiction. I have written quite a bit of original fiction now and even had a few pieces published in some local literary magazines. But even though the desire to write my own novel grows stronger and stronger, I can't help but come back to fanfiction. Time and time again, I have lost myself in alternate universes and canon sideshoots and vingettes of great mental and emotional depth. I feel like fanfiction has touched me in ways that other experiences haven't, and my experiences in life have served to enrich the stories (both fanfiction and original fanfiction) that I partake in.

Though I will take down many of my old fics, with few being re-vamped and re-published, I look back on them as a learning experience of the highest degree. It is in this community of fans and writers that I have found some of my best criticism as well as some of my highest praise. I look forward to hearing response to my work almost as much as I look forward to producing it. There have been many along the way who have encouraged me and urged me to challenge myself, and it is in part what lead me to my current place in life- an English undergraduate major looking at a Masters program in creative writing. Why would I not come back to this wonderful place and give back as much as I could?

I suppose in short, this is my return.

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Poison and Wine by thinkdragonage reviews
The Wardens have always been fighters and mages of exceptional ability, until Duncan recruits a noblewoman with a brilliant mind and no combat experience. Elissa will uncover conspiracies, lies, and secrets, and no friend or foe is immune to her observational skills. But she may learn that there are some secrets better left unknown. AU campaign/multi-origin.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 53 - Words: 288,722 - Reviews: 668 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 279 - Updated: 5/6 - Published: 3/23/2013 - [Alistair, Cousland] Zevran A., Amell
A Pocket Full of Stars by Erithe reviews
Librarian Melori Enara has spent her entire life hiding behind a carefully crafted mask. Now, with the destruction of the Temple of Sacred Ashes, she has a chance to prove her worth to the Inquisition and to herself. Original Character / not the Inquisitor.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 56 - Words: 172,287 - Reviews: 212 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 3/8 - Published: 12/29/2014 - Cullen, Solas, Cassandra P., OC - Complete
Mistakes by Cadsuane reviews
AU. What if Maric did know about Alistair's life in Redcliffe and decided to do something about it?
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 141,944 - Reviews: 514 - Favs: 398 - Follows: 441 - Updated: 2/3 - Published: 10/28/2010 - Alistair, Cousland, Loghain M. T., Maric T.
Embers by Vathara reviews
Dragon's fire is not so easily extinguished; when Zuko rediscovers a lost firebending technique, shifting flames can shift the world... Follows "Theft Absolute".
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 91 - Words: 757,722 - Reviews: 7994 - Favs: 4,551 - Follows: 2,893 - Updated: 1/18/2014 - Published: 9/24/2009 - Zuko, Iroh - Complete
The Eyes Have It by Shana the Short reviews
[FANOWRIMO CHALLENGE] Most people seem to think that developing a doujutsu is a wondrous, unspeakably lucky occurrence. Considering that she now has to deal with an ability she has no idea how to use, family drama, fashion crises, and the world's most rude and vulgar doctor, on top of getting to know her new genin team just after graduation...needless to say, Sakura begs to differ.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 62,069 - Reviews: 1151 - Favs: 2,239 - Follows: 922 - Updated: 12/12/2012 - Published: 10/31/2012 - Sakura H. - Complete
Tempest by cywsaphyre reviews
Back in time and armed with years of future knowledge, Sakura is ready to take the world by storm. Except... she's four again, not twelve. Ah well, nobody said she couldn't start a little early. Gen, time travel, AU, Sakuracentric.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 47,575 - Reviews: 1505 - Favs: 3,649 - Follows: 3,884 - Updated: 7/20/2012 - Published: 7/8/2012 - Sakura H.
In the Circle of Elemental Arms by Kryssa's flute reviews
Magic runs strong in the students of Ouran, even in one klutzy scholarship student. Epilogue: The strength of Earth and Wind shows when they face their lost Water. 'We don’t want to leave Ouran knowing that you’re not part of us anymore.'
Ouran High School Host Club - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 146,643 - Reviews: 1077 - Favs: 1,703 - Follows: 478 - Updated: 7/30/2008 - Published: 6/7/2007 - Haruhi F. - Complete
Tempest in a Teacup by AkaVertigo reviews
Fate puts Katara in the Fire Nation to grow up in the company of a Dragon, a prince, and a lot of good tea. AU Zutara...of a sort.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 34,018 - Reviews: 1116 - Favs: 2,997 - Follows: 771 - Updated: 10/30/2006 - Published: 3/17/2006 - Katara, Zuko - Complete
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Top Secret reviews
A secret rendezvous and a cute crack!couple. What more could you want? Oneshot. Challenge fic.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,668 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/15/2012 - Kain F., Winry R. - Complete
Personal Assistant reviews
She was the best leverage against the Colonel. Implied Riza/Bradley. Oneshot.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 550 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/15/2012 - Führer Bradley, Riza H. - Complete
Antiquity reviews
The Pantheress of Riesembool and her past; the makings of a legend- and the makings of a woman. .:oneshot, some language:.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,052 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Published: 6/2/2010 - Pinako R. - Complete
Believe reviews
Life was hard, the pub was always busy, and she just wanted to hear him tell stories. .:oneshot:. Pre-CoS
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,096 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/22/2010 - Edward E. - Complete
Family reviews
I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you. //drabble collection, no particular order, oneshot//
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 997 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Complete
HoldMeDown reviews
Of healing and angels; his devotion is so great you could drown in it. AU oneshot; Izuna/Sakura.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,090 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 10 - Published: 2/15/2010 - Izuna U., Sakura H. - Complete
Sequential reviews
There is a second he falters before he gives in. AU oneshot
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,085 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/8/2010 - Obito U./Tobi, Sakura H. - Complete
All I Ask For reviews
The most a girl can hope for is a good husband; a man that will treat her right. Sakura was beyond hoping- she knew. .:AU oneshot:. FugaSaku.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 758 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 11 - Published: 2/5/2010 - Fugaku U., Sakura H. - Complete
Zinnia reviews
Of high heels and lipstick and a bud that's yet to bloom. .:InoSaku friendship fic:. ONESHOT
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 457 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/4/2010 - Ino Y., Sakura H. - Complete
Victimize reviews
There were stories of vampires, of course, but weren't they just meant to scare children into obeying curfew? She shouldn't be out so late, and alone at that. It wasn't safe. .:AU oneshot:.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,330 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/1/2010 - Itachi U., Sakura H. - Complete
Baby Talk reviews
Mikoto did always want a daughter... :ItaSaku non-massacre AU, oneshot:
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 865 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 299 - Follows: 38 - Published: 1/29/2010 - Itachi U., Sakura H. - Complete
Farrago reviews
300 one-sentence prompts about Konoha’s infamous Team Seven. No particular order. Manga spoilers up to ch. 459. Some AU-ish. .:All 300 up:.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,541 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 11/23/2009 - Published: 9/19/2009 - Complete
Eye on the Prize reviews
There is nothing like a common goal to bring people together; what Sasuke wants, he gets. .:Oneshot:.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 373 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/19/2009 - Complete
Devil's Catch reviews
She shoves these thoughts from her head. Here, thoughts are useless. .:Mild swearing, oneshot, MadaSaku:.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 570 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/29/2009 - Madara U., Sakura H. - Complete
Good Intentions reviews
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Drabble. Sakura and Ino friendship.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 209 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/17/2009 - Ino Y., Sakura H. - Complete
erratic reviews
Her hair flew in every direction, as erratic as his heartbeat, and he knew he could never love anyone as much as he loved her. Snippets of Minato and Kushina, because it's cute. Oneshot.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,213 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/30/2009 - Kushina U., Minato N. - Complete
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