KameTerra
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Joined 10-25-07, id: 1406429, Profile Updated: 10-14-13
Author has written 23 stories for Ninja Turtles.

Hey, thanks for visiting! I'm not much for bios, but here's a little about how I got here.

Right off the bat, you'll only find stories about those loveable mutants the Ninja Turtles here! I've been a TMNT fan since the old 80's cartoon, but it wasn't until the 2007 movie came out that I started thinking turtles again, and when I started watching all of the 2K3 cartoon episodes, I was hooked all over. So here I am!

What I strive for in my own writing is exactly what I most like to read. Which is to say, "poetry in prose". I live for a word, or phrase, or paragraph that gives me that shiver, that lump in my throat--that image so vivid I see it perfectly in my mind's eye... I agonize over my writing (which is not to say I don't have fun with it!), and try to give those same things to my readers. That being said, of course not everything can be poetry! So the trick is to mix it in seamlessly with everything else--humor and drama and pain and joy. :)

So if you read any of my stories, and you run across something that gives you a thrill, I've accomplished what I set out to do. And if you really want to make my week... tell me about it!

Pura Vida,
KameTerra

"I think this is the prettiest world - so long as you don't mind a little dying . . ."
-Mary Oliver

Special thanks to Mainframe for letting me use her gorgeous art as story covers for Recovery, Scars, Subtle Edge, and Interludes! See below to find out where you can see more of her artwork!

UPDATE 10/14/13: For any browsing this profile wondering where the HECK I've been lately, and if I'm doing any more TMNT writing, the answer is yes, I am. I have not given up on any of my works in progress, and my immediate plans are to continue working on Preludes. Life has gotten in the way, as it tends to do, leaving me little time to wrestle with the chapter I'm currently hung up on, but my intentions are good. I can't promise updates will come soon, but I can promise they will come. Thanks for stopping by!

Notes About My Stories:

1. Three of my works, "Bound", "Interludes", and "Preludes", are written around the same set of events, and while I think all are enjoyable when read separately, they are essentially a series. All other works are considered stand-alone, so although I occasionally draw on aspects of stories I've already written, there is no true order that needs to be followed to understand them.

2. I'm always looking to improve, so please know that constructive criticism is both welcome and appreciated - be it spelling, grammar, characterization, or anything at all.

Fanart by Mainframe:

The wonderfully talented Mainframe (thedyeiscast on deviantART) has posted some lovely pieces inspired by some of my stories. Below is a link to her gallery page where you will find pictures of Turtle Tot Leo 1, 2, & 3, as well as Scars and Subtle Edge. If you drop by, I'm sure she'd appreciate some feedback!

http://thedyeiscast.deviantart.com/gallery/

Role Playing

For a time, I played the part of Raphael in the fabulous Terrapin Tarts role-playing game, which included such stellar players as Winnychan, Tori Angeli, Aubretia Lycania, and DeeMG. It was absolutely a thrill and an honor to be part of this game and this cast. If you care to check it out, head over to http://www.terrapintarts.com/forums/ and go to the RPG section!

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Getting to Know You by Vaeru reviews
Oneshots. It takes some getting used to, hanging around mutant ninja turtles. "The VCR blinks 12:00 in a never-ending beat, but the television is off, and April blinks blurrily into the darkness, wondering briefly of where and why."
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,231 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 243 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 12/28/2011 - Published: 5/6/2010 - April O'Neil - Complete
Virus by vacant houses reviews
Oneshot. For what reasons would a turtle misuse their powers? Companion to Shadowpuppet,Stranded and Undercurrent. Won second place in the 2011 Horror category.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,055 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/22/2011 - Donatello, Foot Ninja - Complete
Fade by Dierdre reviews
The worst has finally happened, and those who remain are left both physically and mentally scarred. How does one cope? Is it even possible?
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 88,966 - Reviews: 457 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 3/9/2011 - Published: 4/4/2005 - Raphael, Leonardo
The Talk by Winnychan reviews
The turtles must endure a rather belated Talk about the birds and the bees. Mortification ensues! Set after the CGI movie. Meant for mature readers only please, due to the adult topics discussed. Author does not take responsibility for brain breakage.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: M - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 65,825 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 131 - Updated: 12/26/2010 - Published: 6/16/2007 - Donatello
Merely Mortal by Amicitia Revenant reviews
Or, five things that Raph sort of is, and one thing that he is inescapably.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,132 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/8/2010 - Raphael - Complete
The Arena by DeeMG reviews
Stripped of his weapons, his family, and even his very name, one Turtle fights for the safety of everyone he loves. Mirage-verse
Ninja Turtles - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 63,409 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 6/28/2009 - Published: 4/26/2009 - Complete
Letters That We Never Meant to Send by Kallasilya reviews
Everybody knew that Leo wrote letters home while he was away on his training; but nobody knew that Raphael was writing letters back – not even Leo. Until now. Post-CGI film .
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,216 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 6/21/2009 - Published: 2/25/2009 - Leonardo, Raphael - Complete
Send in the Clowns by Kallasilya reviews
When Raphael is captured and traded as an animal on the black market, he is forced to question his pride, his strength, and what it really means to be human.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 34,347 - Reviews: 262 - Favs: 147 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 2/9/2009 - Published: 5/10/2008 - Raphael - Complete
Mrs Parr's Gargoyle by Swallowraven reviews
She spies something inhuman on the roof, and can't tell if it's performance art or a living gargoyle, but it's a nice distraction. Also, its feet are filthy and she hopes to god that thing is only a tail. A romance. Really.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,763 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 11/12/2008 - Published: 11/5/2008 - Complete
To See Again the Stars by saralinda reviews
A SAINW prequel: April's been down-and-out since she deserted the Resistance after Casey's murder. Strange dreams of her long-lost friend Donatello have inspired her to rejoin the rebel movement; however, she must first convince Angel that she is worthy.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,063 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 11/12/2008 - Published: 9/2/2008 - April O'Neil, Leonardo
The Halfway Point by Tori Angeli reviews
An alternate outcome of Eighteen Minutes. When a brother is attacked, the entire family is wounded. Sometimes, healing is harder than staying hurt. Winner of Best Tragedy/Angst in the 2007 TMNT Fanfic Awards.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 53,775 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 10/28/2008 - Published: 5/7/2008 - Raphael - Complete
Lio by Goblin Cat KC reviews
Leonardo must make a decision one hot, rainy night. Warning: mpreg, not so happy.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 945 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 11 - Published: 10/17/2008 - Leonardo - Complete
Loop by kytyngurl2 reviews
His thoughts stuck on repeat, Leo fears the worse. 1st Movie fic.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,076 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/19/2008 - Leonardo, Raphael - Complete
homunculus by Serendipity1 reviews
The ghost in the machine made of flesh. Dark Leonardo
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,732 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/30/2008 - Complete
Growing Pains and Orange Bitters by Serendipity1 reviews
Michelangelo experiences some new feelings towards his brother, and they're not exactly welcome. But the further you suppress something, the more it takes out of you, and it's only a matter of time before you just let it out.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 95,167 - Reviews: 248 - Favs: 170 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 6/24/2008 - Published: 8/27/2007 - Michelangelo, Leonardo - Complete
Pieces of Me by ProcurerFaith reviews
Leo is captured by a gentle imagining of his brother, and haunted still by an action he took more than three years ago - if anybody remembers the original summary, let me know -
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,028 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/3/2008 - Leonardo, Raphael - Complete
Afterglow by ProcurerFaith reviews
Prequel to 'Pieces of Me'. Leonardo is left in an impossibly dark place after having to commit an unspeakable act in the name of love for a brother - anyone who can remember the original summary, let me know -
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 19,192 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/3/2008 - Leonardo - Complete
Why by emeraldteardrops reviews
Don/April angsty romance. Short one-shot. Summary: We don't always know why we do the things we do.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,549 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/11/2008 - April O'Neil, Donatello - Complete
After the Fact by Kay the Cricketed reviews
[Ficlet] A threepart story about time, response, and progression. After the fact, they all react in their own ways. Don seeks to repair. Mikey seeks to create. Raph seeks... tea.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,039 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/5/2007 - Complete
The Rebellion of 3024 by Kay the Cricketed reviews
[Drabble] It's just another day with Mikey, his action figures, and an epic battle on the field of his bedroom floor. Except... usually Leo isn't there.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 902 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 9 - Published: 12/5/2007 - Leonardo, Michelangelo - Complete
On The Battle Field by Riley72 reviews
There on the Battle Field, he stands. Down on the Battle Field, he is lost. And, on the Battle Field, it ends.... warning Deathfic.... One Shot
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 955 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/22/2007
Underdark by Nekotsuki reviews
He’s hanging upside down in the middle of the great underdark, weighed down by a half hysterical turtle in the middle of a bunch of pipes and water and rock that are conspiring to kill us both off, and Leo still manages to sound like he Has A Plan.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 43,734 - Reviews: 343 - Favs: 727 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 9/3/2007 - Published: 6/28/2007 - Michelangelo, Leonardo - Complete
Darwin's Stepchildren by Ria-angelo reviews
Michaelangelo makes a decision that brings an old enemy back into his brothers' lives – and changes his family forever. PG13 for some violence. Continuity: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1, Mirage Studios. Dual authorship: Ria & Dee
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 53,363 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 40 - Published: 8/29/2007 - Michelangelo, Leonardo - Complete
Umi no Uta by Aubretia Lycania reviews
Also Chapter 19 of Walking the Line Damnation. Splinter meditates on his sons, his time as a father, and on his twins in particular, questioning one of the most frightening revelations of his life.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,552 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/12/2007 - Splinter, Ancient One - Complete
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Serendipity1 reviews
What will be a collection of humorous tales, much like Aesop's fables. Only funny, and with no morals. Now up: Karmic backlash hits as Leo gets payback.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 7,328 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 7/31/2007 - Published: 6/30/2007 - Complete
Worst TMNT FanFic Ever by KriStALKaLEi reviews
A parody of TMNT Fanfiction. Includes bad grammar, misspelled words, missing words, OC's, OOC, MPREG, Turtlecest, AU, character death, angst, romance, humor, and an overall bad plot XD Rated T for sexual & drug insinuation and bad word usage.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 979 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/9/2007 - Complete
The Worst Day by kytyngurl2 reviews
A young turtle's life is changed forever one day, and not for the better.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 944 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 17 - Updated: 7/6/2007 - Published: 7/5/2007 - Complete
Ignore the Ghosts by Bunny MacCool reviews
Ignore the ghosts. Ignore their cries. Everything. Everything. Everything dies.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 652 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/30/2007 - Complete
Closed Doors and Open Windows by Skybright Daye reviews
Years had passed without any word . . . but April always left the window open, just in case . . .
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,762 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/4/2002 - Complete
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Jouissance reviews
From the beginning, everything they did together had had an energy, an intensity to it. He wouldn't call it love, exactly… but that didn't make it any easier to say goodbye. Raph X Joi
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,045 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 4/19/2013 - Raphael - Complete
Preludes reviews
Raphael and April had never spent much time together… but as their newfound friendship deepens, both are unprepared for what it brings. Prequel to "Bound." Rated T for language.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 28,383 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 3/7/2013 - Published: 9/6/2010 - Raphael, April O'Neil
Sooner reviews
Each of them had known they'd have to face it sooner or later. For Raphael, it was sooner.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,468 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/20/2012 - Raphael - Complete
Foresight reviews
A terrifying event finally forces Raphael to consider the consequences of his actions—but will it be in time to change anything?
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,955 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 2/21/2012 - Published: 8/30/2010 - Raphael
The Innocent reviews
Leonardo has been in Costa Rica a long time, much longer than anyone planned on… but he just can't bring himself to leave—there are too many innocents counting on him.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,750 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/23/2011 - Leonardo - Complete
Las Cosas Pequeñitas reviews
Leonardo's been home for two weeks now, following his extended training mission... but to Michelangelo, his brother still seems very far away. Fortunately, Mike might be just the turtle to draw him out of his shell.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,362 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 8 - Published: 5/15/2011 - Michelangelo, Leonardo - Complete
Interludes reviews
A set of short sketches highlighting some of the more light-hearted aspects of Raph & April's relationship within the storyline of Bound. Eight: Love is in the air...even more so than usual.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 19,186 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 12/9/2010 - Published: 3/29/2008 - Raphael, April O'Neil
Celebration of a Lifetime reviews
Balloons, guests, cake...there was just one thing missing.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,304 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/24/2010 - Donatello, Michelangelo - Complete
The Way of Fathers reviews
Splinter reflects on parenthood, and ponders some insights he never expected to share.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,513 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 27 - Published: 5/1/2010 - Splinter, Casey Jones - Complete
Bound reviews
Friendship, family, love, and honor are the binding forces of life. But when life gets messy, some bonds sever too easily while others seem to hold you too tight. Features Don & April, but not in the way you might think!
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 89,625 - Reviews: 199 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 4/2/2010 - Published: 12/29/2007 - Complete
Egg Drop reviews
Young Donatello has high hopes for his science project, but even the smart guy could use a lesson now and then. One-shot.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,752 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/18/2009 - Donatello, Michelangelo - Complete
Free Fall reviews
Just a little piece of Don/April fluff—because the world can always use more of that! Set during NT episodes “A Better Mousetrap” and “Attack of the Mousers.” Dedicated to Donny’s Boy.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,242 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/7/2009 - Donatello, April O'Neil - Complete
Couldn't Think of a Title reviews
APRIL FOOLS 2009! another day,Another pizza, another Battle. Sotry better than the summery!
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 355 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/1/2009 - Complete
The Fallen reviews
DRABBLE: From the time they were kids, there was something about Raphael that Leonardo couldn't quite understand...but that never stopped him from trying. Gift-drabble for Aubretia Lycania set in her Tsubaki 'verse.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 175 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/2/2009 - Raphael, Leonardo - Complete
Cusp reviews
DRABBLE: My first ever deathfic. Er, deathdrabble? Whatever. Come on in...if you dare.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 92 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Published: 11/22/2008 - Complete
Reflection reviews
DRABBLE: Leonardo has fought many battles during his stay in the jungles of Central America, but there is one enemy he can't seem to vanquish--loneliness.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/28/2008 - Leonardo - Complete
The Thaw reviews
Sometimes what motivates us isn't logic or emotion, but simple biology. Blame my uncooperative muse!
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 463 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/1/2008 - Karai, Leonardo - Complete
Conquest reviews
Um, I guess this is kind of a riddle/mindbender. Tell ya what--the actual story is only 68 words. If this lame 'summary' gets much longer, it'll be longer than the entire work! So just skip the summary and read the story. Go on! Read! Enjoy!
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 133 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/8/2008 - Complete
Niche reviews
DRABBLE: Leo reflects upon his altered role in the family after returning from training.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/29/2008 - Leonardo - Complete
Confidant reviews
Everyone goes to Donatello for help with their problems, but when Don has troubles of his own who does he confide in? A series of short stories featuring everyone's favorite turtle genius!
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,522 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/20/2007 - Published: 12/6/2007 - Donatello - Complete
Scars reviews
Just a sweet little ficlet . . . Leo-centric.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,510 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/23/2007 - Leonardo - Complete
Subtle Edge reviews
Anyone who knows me would say this isn't my usual style, prowling the streets after dark looking for . . . what? An opportunity? This is more Raph's thing. Or used to be . . .' Rated for violence and language. Leo oneshot.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,817 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/18/2007 - Leonardo - Complete
Recovery reviews
Bodies heal, but relationships aren't always so easy. Following their first real defeat to the Shredder, how can the turtle brothers face their fears and move on?
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 37,477 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 11/8/2007 - Published: 10/29/2007 - Complete