Melodic Shadows
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Joined 08-02-07, id: 1341751, Profile Updated: 06-26-11
Author has written 17 stories for Tales of Symphonia, Fire Emblem, Minecraft, AIR, Naruto, Clannad, Puella Magi Madoka Magica/魔法少女まどか★マギカ, and Angel Beats!/エンジェルビーツ.

Err, hi. Welcome to my humble cyber-adobe.

I'll keep this brief. You can probably tell by my pen name, but I'm Melodic Shadows, or MS for short. (Not the disease, please.)

I...guess you could call me a writer. I'm attending college as a freshman, I'm an English major...but my writing is different. I don't like standard stories of plots and cliche endings and perdictable plot twists. It gets boring seeing the hero riding into the sunset every single time.

The way I see it, I'm an introspective writer. I take angles not normally seen and expand upon them, I take characters that one would pass without a second glance and turn the spotlight on their issues, long forgotten by people as the plot progresses. I give light to those shrouded in darkness.

Now, whether I do it successfully or not is an entirely different story. Saying this doesn't make me a good writer. I like to think I'm okay at it, but inspiration is just so hard to come by these days.

Concerning my actual life, I'm what you'd call a loner. I have friends, I have (kind of) a life, but my favorite time-passer is sitting at home just thinking and jotting down ideas and questions. Don't worry if I'm extremely quiet or talk like some philosophic 40 year old (as four people have put it... >_>), its just me being extremely, extremely shy. Once I know you, I change pretty quick.

Thats about all I really know what to tell you guys. The rest of me is pretty boring, to say the least. Hopefully my writing brings some life to the fanfiction universe we know of.

I've recently watched Puella Magi Madoka Magica. And my thoughts below contain some major spoilers.It'll shed some light on my future writing, but you have been warned about spoilers.

Gen Urobuchi once said: “In order to write a perfect ending for a story you have to twist the laws of cause and effect, reverse black and white, and even possess a power to move in the opposite direction from the rule of the universe. Only a heavenly and chaste soul that can sing carols of praise towards humanity can save the story. To write a story with a perfect ending is a double challenge to the author's body and soul.

Gen Urobuchi had lost that power. It still hasn't recovered. The 'tragedy syndrome' is still continuing within me. Is this a terminal disease? Should I give up on the pure 'warrior of love' that I've longed for?”

Urobuchi-san...the warrior of love may exist. The power of hope, the timeless castes of an infinite void...not all of them can lead to the same conclusion. The fruits of labor cannot be held together without a basket, and I believe you have simply forgotten the basket. Without that, everything...everyone, goes in a different direction.

What is a human without friends? Is it wrong, to stand on our own? Perhaps it is not, but to do so with the avenues of hope, friendship, and change, beckoning towards can one not accept?

I have a goal, Urobichu-san...I want to place that hope into this anime. Through my writing, I want to express the hopes, the souls, the lives of those that gave to despair. There is nothing wrong with standing on your own, but there is no shame in leaning on your friends.

Maybe it's my hopeful optimism. Perhaps it's just my ridiculous idealist tendancies. But I still believe that no life should be born for the sole purpose of dying. And though I love the anime for what it has done, the thought of those tragic deaths, lingering despite the change of the new world, the supposed “happy ending”...the thought is too much to bear.

I will write. And any Puella Magi fic I write that follows this ideal will be under the “Shine” timeline.

Because we all need a glimmering light of hope to look up to.

/ends cheesiness/


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Always Tomorrow by Thecrazyrabidfangirl reviews
Confessing your love is always difficult, but some times are far more difficult than others... Ritsu x Mio
K-ON!/けいおん! - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,383 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 16 - Published: 7/5/2011 - Ritsu T., Mio A. - Complete
I'll Follow You, No Matter Where You Are by Kersist reviews
"Azunyan!" I cried, my heart leaping for joy as I ran towards her. But nothing could have prepared me for what I saw when I reached her. Her eyes. They were so empty. Like someone ripped out her soul.
K-ON!/けいおん! - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,819 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 13 - Published: 2/7/2011 - Azusa N., Yui H. - Complete
The Music Lives On! by Kirino reviews
HTT minus Azusa have graduated, but their bond remains strong as ever. Mugi, however, is sent to Lillian University by her father. Yuri, YuiAzu, Mitsu, Mugi/Sawako. Season 2 continuation fic, slight AU, slight Marimite crossover.
K-ON!/けいおん! - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 87,481 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 1/8/2011 - Published: 9/22/2010
The Sole Survivor by SilverAzureNight reviews
This is the the short story in poem form of a half elf girl; the sole survivor of an attack on her village. She is lost and confused, hope leaving her, dadnesss, and loneliness replacing it.
Tales of Symphonia - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 175 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/4/2011 - Complete
Claustrophobia by superzedu reviews
When Mio and Ritsu are stuck in an elevator, Mio finds out that claustrophobia isn't so bad as she used to think it was. MioxRitsu, one-shot.
K-ON!/けいおん! - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,661 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 14 - Published: 7/22/2010 - Mio A., Ritsu T. - Complete
Absolute by RaiStorm reviews
A huge blizzard causes school to be canceled for a week, so the band goes to Mugi's winter vacation cabin in the mountains. Sounds like trouble! Mio x Ritsu
K-ON!/けいおん! - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,826 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 5/15/2010 - Published: 2/15/2010 - Mio A., Ritsu T. - Complete
You See Me Beautiful by RaiStorm reviews
It was a snowy day, and Ritsu scares Mio one too many times. Will she be able to make it right? Ritsu x Mio oneshot. Might continue.
K-ON!/けいおん! - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,092 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 17 - Published: 12/7/2009 - Ritsu T., Mio A.
Gwen & Now by Axwind reviews
After the defeat of the Destroyers, the ranger Nathel Averias considers leaving the Eye of the North for good. He blames himself for what happened to Gwen, whom he had known long ago as a child, but at the same time finds himself falling in love with her.
Guild Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,883 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/25/2009 - Published: 3/21/2009 - Complete
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The Easy Way Out reviews
Sometimes, the best solution we can find, is often the simplest. Darkfic. You've been warned.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica/魔法少女まどか★マギカ - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,891 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 15 - Published: 1/28/2012 - Madoka K., Homura A.
The Will of the Gods reviews
Originally "Memory". Divine or not, it takes a human to know a human. In the end, the attempts of peace led to nothing more than dragging up repressed memories. The sins of a God that perhaps doesn't understand the human concept of love. Storetry.
Angel Beats!/エンジェルビーツ - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,677 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/26/2012 - Published: 10/27/2011
Songs of Hope, Songs of Despair reviews
Hope, pain, and despair. The emotions of the everyday human, multiplied tenfold by the burdens of souls. A collection of poems written to various songs off the Madoka Magica OST.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica/魔法少女まどか★マギカ - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 1,436 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 11/8/2011 - Published: 7/27/2011
What Would You Do? reviews
Madoka makes a wish. Pure and utter crack. Read at your own risk.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica/魔法少女まどか★マギカ - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 990 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Published: 10/2/2011 - Madoka K.
To Save a Life reviews
Is it wrong to keep trying? We speak of undying hope, of a better world for all...and abandon our friends at the same time. But this time, I will save her, no matter what. MadoSaya later on.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica/魔法少女まどか★マギカ - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 58,577 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 8/27/2011 - Published: 7/16/2011 - Madoka K., Sayaka M. - Complete
White Lies reviews
Ike always wondered if Tibarn was joking when he mentioned Reyson being tied to a bed...Mild Yaoi, rated T for language.
Fire Emblem - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,711 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/26/2011 - Tibarn, Reyson
Grains of Sand reviews
The weight of burden, no matter how minor, eventually may become too much to bear. Tomoya/Tomoyo. Rated T for language and a barely suggestive scene.
Clannad - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,195 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/29/2011 - Tomoya O., Tomoyo S.
True Family reviews
Family is based off of love, not of blood. T for language, mild humor.
Clannad - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,766 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/1/2011 - Tomoya O., Nagisa F.
Get Up reviews
There are different kinds of strength, and no one is better than the other. Slight NaruHina, rated T for some detailed violence.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,996 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/7/2011 - Naruto U., Hinata H. - Complete
Infinity reviews
Because in the end, he was there, and they were not. A short, introspective piece.
Tales of Symphonia - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 881 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/3/2011 - Zelos W.
The Quality of Time reviews
Forget what you've seen, and its like you never saw it at all. Yukito/Misuzu centric.
AIR - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,104 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/23/2011 - Misuzu, Yukito
Strength reviews
Strength does not lie in combat alone. Sometimes all you need are a few simple words. General centric, with minor Colloyd.
Tales of Symphonia - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,783 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 1/17/2011 - Published: 1/11/2011 - Lloyd I., Kratos A. - Complete
Chances reviews
A little luck is all it takes to survive. Post-rescue fic.
Minecraft - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,206 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Published: 1/1/2011 - Complete
Hunger for Battle reviews
Cannibalism, cooking pots, and exploding stew. All in the middle of a battlefield. Oscar/Ilyana centric.
Fire Emblem - Rated: T - English - Humor/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,772 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Published: 11/11/2010 - Oscar, Ilyana
The Sins of Empathy reviews
What does it matter, what others do? Your choices are made by you. A poem to Mithos.
Tales of Symphonia - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 383 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/8/2010 - Lloyd I., Mithos Y.
Padlock on Heaven's Door reviews
The ascension to Heaven, barred by a simple dome and a cascade of water.
Tales of Symphonia - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,033 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/6/2010
Of Dragons and Doors reviews
The final thoughts of "just another monster".
Tales of Symphonia - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 538 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/22/2010