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Joined 12-04-07, id: 1436899, Profile Updated: 04-13-14
Author has written 4 stories for From Far Away, and Kamisama Hajimemashita/神様はじめました.

My former pen name was Atalanta's Muse. These days I'm more into gardening than running, so I changed it. Vanessa Atalanta is the scientific name for the Red Admiral butterfly, a species common to North America.

Hmmm... What is there to say about me? Well, I love books. Mostly manga and fantasy, with some focus on mythology and folklore. My favorite authors include J.R.R. Tolkin, Andre Norton (author of The Crystal Gryphon, Gryphon in Glory, and Gryphon's Eyrie), Sherwood Smith (author of The Crown and Court Duet), Diana Whaine Jones (The Dark Lord of Derkholm, Year of the Griffin, Howl's Moving Castle...), J.K. Rowling (guess), Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials), Tamora Pierce (anything to do with Tortall and the surrounding countries), Jane Austin (Pride and Prejudice), Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451 and Dandelion Wine), Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, which I highly recommend), Yumi Tamura (Basara, 7 Seeds), Kyoko Hikawa (From Far Away/Kanata Kara, Otogi Moyou Ayanishiki, Miriam), and Taeko Watanabe (Kaze Hikaru). Throw in some Charles Dickens, Madeleine L'Engle, Marguerite Henry, and an obscene amount of craft, art, reference, and cookbooks, and you have my bookshelf. Or...shelves. [this list was updated April 2014.]


I've noticed that when I reach a block in one story, it's because another yarn has come to mind and is distracting me. If it's good, I write it down as fast as I can, then try to get back on track with my previous plot line. Still, it's fun to look at a story and remember how some of the juicier details occurred to me.

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"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." -Steve Prefontaine


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Jeez, it's been a LONG time since I updated this thing, but I wanted to tell anyone who comes looking that I have not died. Just begun the process of learning how to be an adult ( =_=;).

I love writing, but it's incredibly difficult for me to finish stories (or papers, or artwork) because I am forever searching for just the right way to say something (I guess?). Also, my muse is quite the fickle butterfly (Aesop, 'The Rose and the Butterfly'). Recently I've come to the conclusion that, since I do this for pleasure and I do have to grow up and make a living, I should just post the things I've got and update as it (my muse) comes. To anyone who is waiting for more chapters from a particular story, I apologize. I will get to it eventually, but there's really no way to tell when that will be. That aside, I love to receive reviews and comments. I forward them to that butterfly. And sometimes--sometimes--it writes back!

Love,

Lanta

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Twenty Flickering Flames by magnolia-bunny reviews
Every candle on his birthday cake marked another year closer to the end. Alone on his birthday, Izark wished on the fire in the sky, feeling foolish for relying on the stars. He never expected them to deliver. Oneshot
From Far Away - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,295 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/22/2013 - Complete
Everything That Happens by magnolia-bunny reviews
Noriko finds a beautiful boy lost in the halls of her high school. He is as familiar to her as he is strange. Oneshot
From Far Away - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,422 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/13/2013 - Complete
Resilience of the Soul by Velf reviews
The saga continues. With her mating to Haku rapidly approaching, Chihiro has a number of new problems to face. But these are nothing compared to the plans a new foe has for her. Sequel to Enchantment of the Heart.
Spirited Away - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 58 - Words: 274,538 - Reviews: 3361 - Favs: 1,589 - Follows: 1,245 - Updated: 3/19/2012 - Published: 10/1/2005 - Chihiro O., Kohaku N. - Complete
Talespinner by Dreamer In Silico reviews
Sarah enters college as an aspiring writer, but her father disapproves. A series of strange and wonderful dreams re-inspire her, and renewed contact with Jareth will reveal many things about the fae realms... and how Sarah's work affects them. COMPLETE.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 87,826 - Reviews: 612 - Favs: 568 - Follows: 295 - Updated: 10/31/2011 - Published: 9/23/2010 - Sarah, Jareth - Complete
Guardian by forthrightly reviews
COMPLETE. Chihiro spends a long, hot summer in a tiny seaside community, minding an old auntie's store, but a legend whispered by locals leads the young woman on a quest of rediscovery. A small story with small chapters.
Spirited Away - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 11,491 - Reviews: 773 - Favs: 1,798 - Follows: 370 - Updated: 10/3/2010 - Published: 2/1/2010 - Chihiro O., Kohaku N. - Complete
A Thief by Any Other Name by Tamah reviews
All she wanted to do was catch something other than a Magikarp. When she did, she was accused of being a thief, and she made a bet with the Devil's spawn. How fun. Game-verse, Johto.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,644 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 8/17/2010 - Published: 12/19/2009 - Silver/Rival, Kris
Tokens of Affection by Shinku reviews
One year later, Sarah takes a chance. A purple hyacinth - 'Please, forgive me.'
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 15 - Words: 98,546 - Reviews: 634 - Favs: 1,042 - Follows: 250 - Updated: 7/2/2010 - Published: 1/16/2010 - Sarah, Jareth - Complete
Sarah and the Goblin King by Chibi-no-oneesan reviews
A present for the daughter who held the family together goes horribly wrong, and Robert finds himself given an ultimatum. Convince his daughter to return to a strange manor in his place...or suffer the consequences of his actions. SxJ
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 58,177 - Reviews: 286 - Favs: 323 - Follows: 147 - Updated: 6/16/2010 - Published: 12/6/2009 - Sarah - Complete
Heart Beat by sakura ten'nyo reviews
D-dump. D-dump. D-dump. D-dump. This is the heartbeat of your beloved. N/I post Volume 7
From Far Away - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,250 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/29/2009 - Complete
Fairest by Heist reviews
A spell cast. A favor sealed in blood. Beware the bargains you make with the Labyrinth. A dark retelling of a classic fairytale. Resurrected and reposted.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 50,558 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 326 - Follows: 33 - Published: 9/9/2009 - Sarah, Jareth - Complete
Of Cupid and Psyche by Chibi-no-oneesan reviews
Sarah left Jareth nursing a broken heart in the Underground. What she didn't know was his mother was so furious at the state of her son, she set a curse upon Sarah Williams. And the only person who can save her is the Goblin King. rating increased
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 92,775 - Reviews: 603 - Favs: 796 - Follows: 221 - Updated: 6/30/2009 - Published: 4/10/2009 - Sarah, Jareth - Complete
The Ever After by inkl0v3 reviews
Quest for Camelot- After Kayley and Garrett get married, the real adventure begins! Even with all the trials and hardships that come with being together, will they be able to find their happily ever after?
Misc. Cartoons - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,664 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/14/2009
With Good There Must be Balance by obsessive821 reviews
Back where it first began, Izark and Noriko find themselves facing one of their greatest foes yet... themselves.
From Far Away - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 4,319 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12/7/2008 - Published: 12/30/2007
Let Down Your Hair by year of the snake reviews
Rapunzel a fairytale that takes new life in a dream. Come see how the From Far Away cast works in this fairytale. Call to the sky, Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your hair!
From Far Away - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,425 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/23/2008 - Complete
Currents by Sunruner reviews
Every now and again one wanted to be reminded of the familiar, of the close and understood. People always reach for what they know, even the adventurous ones... One-shot Aquashipping. Title changed!
Golden Sun - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,240 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Published: 6/4/2008 - Mia, Piers - Complete
Birthdays by Cyprith reviews
Sarah went through a lot of birthdays, but this one... this one would be different. A killer dose of fluff in a sweet little package. Jareth x Sarah
Labyrinth - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,022 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/2/2008 - Complete
Reading People by Tayk reviews
Izark was good at reading people. He had to be. But he couldn't always understand the Awakening. Set at the end of book 7. Izark's point of view. Very sappy and cute. Not the sort of thing I usually write. Oneshot.
From Far Away - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,046 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/27/2007 - Complete
Dance Of The Paper Moon by Aozoran reviews
Sequel to The River As Deep As The Sky. What are Izark's origins? What is held in the depths of his past? Just read and find out. Sorry terrible at Summaries
From Far Away - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,563 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 4/30/2007 - Published: 3/12/2007
Regret by Cyprith reviews
Sarah regrets nothing. And yet everything she wants is embodied in a fragile, aging dream. JxS
Labyrinth - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 871 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/5/2007 - Complete
What You Wish For by KnifeEdge reviews
Some advice: The way forward is sometimes the way back. Take nothing for granted. Look before you leap. Things aren't always what they seem. Remember, Faeries bite. And most of all, be careful what you wish for... JxS. Now Complete.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 27,294 - Reviews: 675 - Favs: 1,287 - Follows: 169 - Updated: 12/31/2006 - Published: 12/19/2006 - Complete
Security by Whisper Angelitos reviews
From Far Awaywhat i think would have happened if Noriko had tried to keep Izark from leaving in the 3rd book...
From Far Away - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 552 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/15/2006 - Complete
Into the Rose Garden by Dryad13 reviews
Sarah has good grades, a circle of friends, and a cute boyfriend. Life's great...right? So why does she have the strange feeling that something's missing? Fairy tales show that magic will make you or break you. Which category does she belong in?
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 22 - Words: 109,232 - Reviews: 638 - Favs: 847 - Follows: 106 - Updated: 1/8/2006 - Published: 6/10/2004 - Complete
In From the Cold by signpost reviews
Complete. One cold, snowy night, Sarah unwittingly opens her window and lets in an old friend. And, boy, do these two ever have some unfinished business to attend to... (JS)
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,052 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 186 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 4/9/2004 - Published: 4/5/2004 - Complete
Fallen by aquabluewater reviews
Kanata KaraFrom Far Away fanfic. Serious. Spoilers for the end of manga vol.1 and most of vol.2. Izark has fallen sick and Noriko is worried. Izark wonders why... and thinks.
From Far Away - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,600 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/25/2003 - Complete
The Enticement by Scattered Logic reviews
In exchange for returning to the Labyrinth, Sarah is offered what she desires most... She's about to learn there is a huge difference between fantasy and reality.
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 74,190 - Reviews: 855 - Favs: 1,064 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 6/14/2003 - Published: 2/28/2003
A Necessary Deception by Scattered Logic reviews
Sarah believed her defeat of the Goblin King nine years ago was a dream. It was real. But it was also a lie. (Story Complete)
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 120,164 - Reviews: 1166 - Favs: 1,580 - Follows: 163 - Updated: 2/2/2003 - Published: 8/28/2002 - Complete
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Take Your Time reviews
5 years after the events of Kanata Kara, Izark and Noriko still face many challenges.
From Far Away - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 12 - Words: 40,895 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 5/31/2014 - Published: 12/13/2007
The White Fox reviews
A short drabble concerning Tomoe's origins. Might get longer if an actual plot ever presents itself.
Kamisama Hajimemashita/神様はじめました - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 636 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/8/2014 - Complete
Market Day reviews
Updated! Now officially a collection of short stories, dealing with some of the vaguer details of Izark's world and the time lapses in the original story. IzarkxNoriko!Suggestions for a new title would be appreciated.
From Far Away - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,060 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 3/4/2013 - Published: 3/29/2008
Tainted Saviors reviews
AU of Kanata Kara Volume 2: What if Noriko had been forced to defend Izark when their hiding place was found? NOT meant to be religious.
From Far Away - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,225 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/25/2011 - Complete