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Joined 09-06-07, id: 1370657, Profile Updated: 03-19-11
Author has written 16 stories for Xiaolin Showdown, Half-Life, Generator Rex, Pokémon, Myst/Riven, Avatar: Last Airbender, Codename: Kids Next Door, Harry Potter, and Team Fortress 2.

I am Lightning's shadow. But Lightning has no shadow...

... so am I even real?

I do not crank out stories like a fan-fiction machine. I do not write quickly, I do not write well under pressure. The more feedback I get on stories - namely constructive feedback - then the more worth-while that story feels. I usually enjoy getting ideas from readers, but I do not enjoy Kawaii!Fangirls. I get fed up with intolerant people real fast, but I know how to deal with any if they come lurking and trying to criticize me for having an opinion that's different from theirs. I'm not an excellent writer, I know. I'm not going to pretend I am. I have a lot to learn, and I will in time. Don't give me grief, but do give me constructive criticism; I will appreciate that so much more than straight-up flaming.

If you can't take the lightning of a thunderstorm, then get out of the goddamn pool.

Now then, switching gears.

I don't see myself as a mean person. If you comment at all, I'm happy. However, I'm a socially awkward person; I sometimes miss cues that others would pick up on, and sometimes say things that are actually very rude or inappropriate without even realizing it. My mind also works on a black-and-white level, sadly. I often see the world, and the people in it, as being either one way or another. This is why I can get defensive over my work and my personal views; past experience has taught me that if people go starting flame wars with you, then they're probably Kawaii!Fangirls or Trolls and need to be dealt with brutally. Too, I am someone who does not dance around my own opinion. If you're being stupid, or if you say something stupid, and I feel the burning need to call you on it, I will call you on it. I may speak harshly, I may sound matter-of-fact and condescending, but I don't mean to come off as such. I just want people to know that I'm being serious when I say what I say, and they need to take it seriously.

I float between fandoms. Currently, I am centered on Team Fortress 2. I used to be a Xiaolin Showdown whore, but no longer.

I started writing stories when I joined the Xiaolin Showdown fandom around 2006, and because of that I have quite a few memories tied to the fandom that are more than unsavory. I was an obnoxiously huge Mary-Sue writer, and I'm not about to deny that. We all must start somewhere. I realized how bad I was when a talented and respected writer dropped a bombshell on my head after I noticed how similar our basic story ideas were (an idea I still stand by). I was hurt and defensive at first, but then I grew nervously curious about it and followed the link she gave me to the Mary-Sue test. I took it willingly. Whether I took the test properly or not, my character scored ~152. I was three different kinds of horrified, considering that ~52 was the 'Kill it dead.' threshold. I believe the term "quitting cold turkey" was appropriate.

• M-S writers don't even realize what they're doing half the time, I suspect. As in, they're flexing their newfound storytelling abilities by writing (what could be called) Sandbox Stories; stories written by beginners that take advantage of the freedom and power a writer has by, literally, making anything they want happen. Crack!Fics written without knowing they're Crack!Fics, I suppose. I say all of this because I, like several other writers I know, fanfic or original, kind of hate Mary-Sues. I typically avoid reading fanfiction (that's not been posted on TF2chan) because I'm afraid of what I'll find. Reading Sandbox Stories won't hurt my tiny writer's heart as much as it will beg me to comment on it and unload, the same way I was unloaded on when I was a M-S writer. This tends to be the event that separated the 'good ones' from the 'bad ones'. The ones that honestly want to improve, and the ones that already think they're the best and/or just want everyone to love them unconditionally. The former makes me happier than anything, because then I can give a good, thorough critique, and that writer walks away a bit better. The latter just flat-out ruins my day, even though I can handle them.
• I understand how writing can make those new to it more than a little drunk with power, and there's nothing wrong with that per se. Art is art, after all, and everyone's entitled to have fun with it. But you can't go shoving everything out there. We don't all wanna read about how such-and-such just suddenly popped up in your room and then you totally had syrupy-sweet Barbie-doll sex because you two just met and already you WUUV each other. You might care about it, and that's great because you should write stories that you wanna read. But with the general public, that's not what we wanna see. If you're going to post stories for the public to read, then understand that there are some things, previous story included, that the fandom as a whole cannot stomach. What we want are balanced stories with plots, conflicts, and characters with flaws as well as strengths. We want them to have to work to solve their problems. We want to relate to them. But we don't want the whole story to revolve around them. We also want characters that stay in character. Only experienced writers can get away with original characters, and even then.

So there's that.

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The Scout and the Crab by Crystal124 reviews
Scout is approached by a mysterious talking crab that claims to be the BLU Spy under a curse; and the only way to break this curse is a kiss from a virgin. Unfortunately for the SpyCrab, the Scout would rather jump off a bridge than kiss another man.
Team Fortress 2 - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 36 - Words: 127,219 - Reviews: 430 - Favs: 350 - Follows: 379 - Updated: 6/16/2014 - Published: 11/12/2010 - Scout, Spy
The Prisoner by Titanium Phoenix reviews
We were never meant to take on captives... A Team Fortress 2 fic that follows the capture of an unlucky BLU team member.
Team Fortress 2 - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 25,292 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 7/17/2012 - Published: 9/30/2008 - Sniper, Pyro
The Hollow by TheDistorted reviews
Uncovering the truth was never part of their job description, but sometimes one has to move beyond contractual boundaries. Rating may change.
Team Fortress 2 - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Suspense - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,083 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 9/10/2011 - Published: 7/17/2011 - Sniper
Good Vibrations by thepunishment reviews
Chell is cold and lonely. Wheatley decides to help. Core Wheatley/Chell
Portal - Rated: M - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,176 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 218 - Follows: 25 - Published: 5/7/2011 - Complete
What You Don't Know by Airplane reviews
It's become very clear to Eugene that Rapunzel has little to no understanding of amorous affection.
Tangled - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 37 - Words: 88,185 - Reviews: 2232 - Favs: 3,088 - Follows: 1,010 - Updated: 2/9/2011 - Published: 12/8/2010 - Rapunzel, Flynn R. - Complete
Perfectly Dysfunctional by Shyma Tavrott Lupin reviews
A series of one-shots in the daily lives of Agent Six, Doctor Holiday and of course, Rex. Three people that fate brought together in what one would describe as family that was, Perfectly Dysfunctional. Six/Holiday
Generator Rex - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 16 - Words: 33,990 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 1/27/2011 - Published: 6/17/2010
The Shadow Chronicles by Kingdom Come reviews
It's been two years and an eerie sense of peace had fallen over both the Xiaolin and Heylin forces. But when a new evil threatens both sides, can old enemies and new allies come together to vanquish the darkness? T: language, violence, and sexual themes
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 42 - Words: 107,952 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 11/21/2010 - Published: 2/8/2010 - Jack - Complete
Corrupted by Piro-chan reviews
"Your saved data has been corrupted. Return to the main menu and select 'new game'." A Missingno. fanfiction Set in the Pokemon Special manga verse. FULL SUMMARY INSIDE
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 2 - Words: 14,457 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 9/6/2010 - Published: 8/15/2010 - Red, Anthea/Verbena
That's Jack with a 'Q' by Red Lioness reviews
Pairing: Chase Young x Jaq Spicer male x female pairingSummary: Jack couldn’t kick ass as a boy. So he tried it from the female side. And then the REAL fun began.
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 64,250 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 125 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 6/28/2009 - Published: 9/17/2007 - Jack, Chase
Cyan's Hair by Gorobay reviews
This is a parody of Tom Paxton's "I Give You the Morning". It refers to a fanfic by Lightnings-Shadow in which one character loves another's - Cyan's - hair and wants to touch it. It's on deviantArt.
Myst/Riven - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/17/2008 - Complete
Ghost Story by Red Lioness reviews
Weak in life, Jack Spicer does not rest easily after his untimely death. Basically, I felt like writing a ghost story and Jack got to be my victim. Rated T for Jack's violent, bloody death.
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,260 - Reviews: 186 - Favs: 166 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 7/27/2008 - Published: 4/26/2007 - Jack - Complete
Eternal Youth by Red Lioness reviews
Chase Young is reduced to a powerless child by a strange spell and ends up in the care of Jack Spicer. I've seen this concept countless times and figured: One more can't hurt! Rated 'T' for naughty words, sexual references and violence in later chapters
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 40,187 - Reviews: 246 - Favs: 286 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 6/23/2008 - Published: 4/20/2007 - Jack, Chase - Complete
Cold by Cold-Creature reviews
A neardeath experience always breaks the ice. Implied Slash! Chack!
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,402 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 9 - Published: 10/27/2007 - Chase, Jack - Complete
Evil Genius: Modus Operandi by DarkLightShades reviews
A day in the life of Chase Young, dealing with obtuse ninjas, ungrateful pets and one Jack Spicer, hopeless admirer, who might deserve just a little more credit than he's given.
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,647 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 12 - Published: 3/10/2007 - Chase, Jack - Complete
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Devushka Sasha and Liebe Natascha reviews
From the writer who brought you "Why the Rainbows Make Me Cry" comes Heavy's and Medic's stories behind two infamous miniguns.
Team Fortress 2 - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,311 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 27 - Published: 7/23/2011 - Heavy, Medic
NotTim's Christmas: Dispencin' A Present reviews
Christmas comes around, and the shyest Spy must find the perfect present for his love, Engineer. DISCLAIMER: NotTim the ShySpy is not my character
Team Fortress 2 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,219 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 18 - Published: 3/18/2011 - Spy, Engineer
Why The Rainbows Make Me Cry reviews
"It ain't fuckin' funny, so quit fuckin' laughin' about it — you don' know what happened."
Team Fortress 2 - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,648 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 260 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 2/27/2011 - Published: 1/14/2011 - Scout - Complete
A Day In The Life of Dysfunctional Mercenaries reviews
A collection of random chronicles documenting the lives of the nine mercenaries when off the battlements
Team Fortress 2 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,989 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/30/2011 - Published: 1/24/2011
A Potion reviews
Christmas shopping's never easy, even for wizards.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,717 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/20/2010 - Harry P. - Complete
Sweet Misery reviews
Wallabee Beatles was many things, but shameless was not one of those things. That's why he needed the rain; so no one could tell when he was crying.
Codename: Kids Next Door - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 922 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 11 - Published: 11/20/2010 - Wallabee B./Numbuh 4 - Complete
Watch Your Step reviews
A friend in need's a friend indeed. A friend that laughs when you kick him in the face is better.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,478 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 14 - Published: 11/20/2010 - Katara, Zuko - Complete
The Other Strangers reviews
What if the Stranger weren't alone on MYST Island? What if he found... other Strangers? -Cyan, Isabelle, Fae and Rio-
Myst/Riven - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 978 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/3/2010
Mirror, Mirror reviews
After winning the Mirror of Onitachi, Jack unleashes a dark force that puts everyone's lives in danger, including Chase Young's.
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,774 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 10 - Published: 7/9/2010 - Jack, Chase
Into The Mines reviews
Be smart, kids; don't go wandering through Oreburgh Mines at night when you don't have a single Pokemon.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,900 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/4/2010 - Roark/Hyouta - Complete
Rex X Noah: Sucking Up reviews
Rex is devious. Noah is ticklish. -One-shot-
Generator Rex - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,299 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/20/2010 - Rex S., Noah - Complete
Dragon Eggs reviews
Jack Spicer, Evil Boy Genius, becomes a mother. Of a baby dragon, that is. DragCave crossover-thing
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,439 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 6/18/2010 - Published: 10/13/2009 - Jack, Chase
Coincidence or Providence reviews
When fighting to defend everything and everyone you ever cared about, you must ask yourself: When does the hunter become the hunted? -Violence and gore.-
Generator Rex - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,903 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/18/2010 - Rex S., Noah
What If reviews
What if Jack and Chase swapped places? CY/JS
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,018 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 22 - Published: 10/19/2009 - Chase, Jack
What A Shame reviews
"You're everything I've ever wanted to have, and to become. I love you, Chase, and I don't deny it for a second. So, Chase, I'm sorry that I love you. I'm sorry I couldn't be what you wanted me to be." Character death.
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,001 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/14/2009 - Jack - Complete
Ravenholm reviews
Stranded in the dreaded Ravenholm, Gordon Freeman does some meditating on one of his closest allies.
Half-Life - Rated: K - English - Suspense/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 849 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/14/2009 - Complete