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Joined 01-05-08, id: 1465990, Profile Updated: 06-17-12
Author has written 12 stories for Inuyasha, and Avatar: Last Airbender.

UPDATE:

Well, it *has* been a while. Guess I'll have to make some changes around here...


Hi, I'm brakken. Nice to meet you too. Assuming anyone's actually there, of course. Seeing as this is my first activity on this site in, oh, 3 years, I wouldn't be surprised if there wasn't. But that's all right. Upon the utterly slim chance that someone does manage to stumble upon my writings and then, slimmer chance yet, has some curiosity about the author, here you are.

The Situation:

I'm originally from Southern CA, but for some time have been attending college in a cold, northerly region where hipsters roam freely in faux-lumberjack outfits. Suffice to say that temperatures below 70 are no longer cold for me; for that, we'll need to get below 0 Fahrenheit. So I basically live half the year in a frozen (though often beautiful) wasteland where I study until my brain melts and drips out of my ears. But this is summer, so we shall not dwell on such unpleasant thoughts.

Yes, summer! Summer by the beach, with a full time but fascinating job and a host of coworkers that very well might be secretly all a sitcom. I wonder some times. But the rest of the time I enjoy myself, learn, read, cook, watch a strange array of television, and listen to the radio while cursing the traffic as I commute. When I feel particularly motivated, I run, swim, play tennis, and occasionally go for bike rides. And I regularly garden. So domestic! *shakes head sadly* Can't think of anything particularly exciting to add to that list of activities. Oh well. Hopefully you're not utterly bored already.

The Likes and Loves:
If so, perhaps this will help: fandoms! I'm a longtime fan of Inuyasha, Avatar: the last Airbender, and Ouran High School Host Club. I've had fleeting love affairs with Code Geass, Princess Tutu, Durarara!, Soul Eater, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, Kaze no Stigma, and am currently utterly obsessed with The Legend of Korra.

In addition to the anime (and anime-wannabes) I've always been a huge reader of fantasy and science fiction, including but not limited to the J. K. Rowling, Tolkien, Tamora Pierce, Phillip Pullman, Garth Nix, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Robin McKinley, Eoin Colfer, and Anne McCaffrey. Though I highly doubt any fanfiction will be coming out of me within these fandoms.

I'm a huge history buff, love calculus (but hate arithmetic), and spend most of my work/study time with the sciences, particularly Chemistry and Biology. The rest of my study time (and much of my free time) is devoted to music.

Favorite Authors/Books:

Humor:

Italo Calvino, Junot Diaz, Terry Pratchett, Anne Lamott, Aravind Adiga, Mark Twain, Larry Gonick.

Philosophy/History/Psychology:

Dostoevsky, Malcolm Gladwell, Hamlet, Heart of Darkness, Voltaire.

And just plain skillage:

Margaret Atwood, Joseph Conrad, Ernest Hemmingway, Eduardo Galeano, Gabriel García Marquez.

NOTE: These picks are not exclusive, but rather the 'best of'; i.e., Phillip Pullman could go in the Philosophy category too, just as Atwood and Adiga could, and Voltaire could go with the funnies. I was just trying to specify the largest reason to read these authors. In other words, what I thought was the most notable quality. Very subjective, as it even depends on my mood. But, for whatever reason, all are worth reading!

Favorite Poets:

Alexander Pope, Langston Hughes, T. S. Eliot, Matthew Arnold, William Butler Yeats, William Blake, Sylvia Plath, Rumi, Omar Khayyam.

Quotations:

"'In silence, alone with his conscience, he asks himself perhaps, 'What is honor, and isn't the condemnation of bloodshed a prejudice?''"-the prosecutor Ippolit Kirillovitch in Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov

"Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything."-Mother Theresa

"Under certain circumstances profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer."-Mark Twain

"The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as the rightly timed pause."-Mark Twain

" 'Think they'll come?' 'Well, my gut says no, but then again, my gut's made of an advanced multi-polymer, so it doesn't know what the hell it's talking about. Stupid gut.'-Simmons"-RvB

"As I lay there nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,/ As of someone gently rapping, rapping on my chamber door."-Edgar Allen Poe, "The Raven"

"There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.

There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.

You feel it, don't you?"

-Rumi

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Turnabout is Fair Play by Ookami-chan reviews
A hazy night and a mysterious tattoo somehow turn out to be the perfect way to balance the odds.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 63 - Words: 246,173 - Reviews: 3225 - Favs: 2,546 - Follows: 847 - Updated: 12/30/2011 - Published: 5/16/2002 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
Half Baked by Kristen Sharpe reviews
A collection of short odds and ends featuring various characters. Canon pairings if and when any.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 18 - Words: 3,324 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/27/2010 - Published: 4/6/2005
Eating The Dead by YamiPaladinofChaos reviews
The dead do not rest quiet, and Lelouch finds himself haunted as the days count down towards the Requiem's finale.
Code Geass - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,722 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 181 - Follows: 19 - Published: 8/8/2009 - Lelouch L., Shirley F. - Complete
Right Now by YamiPaladinofChaos reviews
Ayano x Kazuma. There's nothing there, except her.
Kaze no Stigma/風のスティグマ - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 313 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/13/2009 - Ayano K., Kazuma Y. - Complete
Finishing Last by FrameofMind reviews
Oneshot. Excerpt: It’s been almost three years since she ran off to get married, and I still can’t forget her. Pathetic, isn’t it?
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,227 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/1/2009 - Hojo - Complete
Tutoring for Kagome by phlawere reviews
No longer a oneshot. How will Inuyasha and Shippo survive in Kagome's time?
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 66,181 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 3/24/2009 - Published: 5/5/2007 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
Full Moon by knittingknots reviews
Post Manga. One full moon's night, InuYasha and Kagome have to make a decision
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 890 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/23/2008 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
Inuyasha Diaries by wbaker5286 reviews
Kagome makes Inuyasha keep a diary to sort out his anger management issues.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,074 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 9/21/2008 - Published: 8/21/2007 - Inuyasha
Heart Talk by knittingknots reviews
Post Manga. InuYasha wishes he was better at talking so he could tell Kagome what he feels for her, but then discovers that she understands him better than he realizes. Part of the Yesterdays Tomorrows universe.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 444 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/20/2008 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
Under the Influence by FrameofMind reviews
An eclectic new oneshot and short-short collection. Can you guess what the theme is...? Rated M to cover all the bases...
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,273 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 8/20/2008 - Published: 4/6/2008
The Phoenix Blade: Time Lapse by Fenikkusuken reviews
COMPLETE. An AR riff on the anime. Rated for coarse language, violence and citrus. Kagome Higurashi, recent graduate of the Imperial Military Academy, finds all of her skills seriously tested when the Shikon Jewel summons her to the Sengoku Jidai.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 86 - Words: 787,420 - Reviews: 1982 - Favs: 1,304 - Follows: 409 - Updated: 6/27/2008 - Published: 6/27/2005 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
California Dreaming by Bons Baisers reviews
Cursed with immortality, cruelly separated from Kagome, Inuyasha struggles to survive the five hundred years that separate him from the only thing he's ever believed in. Placed second for the Inuyasha FanGuild's Best Drama award.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 26,044 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 133 - Updated: 5/27/2008 - Published: 4/17/2007
Displacement by Drake Clawfang reviews
Kagome and Inuyasha leap down the well into the past, but end up in Ancient China well before the Sengoku Jidai. Now Kagome has caught the lustful eye of Lord Ying Zheng, future First Emperor of China, while Inuyasha comes face to face with his own father
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 18 - Words: 50,341 - Reviews: 260 - Favs: 223 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 5/25/2008 - Published: 5/26/2007 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
The Journal by illbeonthemoon reviews
Kagome gives Inuyasha a journal. Drama and hilariousness insues. InuXKag, a little MirXSan. --Revised a bit--
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,699 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/4/2008 - Published: 8/8/2007 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
Thoughts of Suicide by FrameofMind reviews
Short-Short. Inuyasha muses to himself while waiting out a rainstorm.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 552 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/30/2008 - Inuyasha - Complete
Poetry from the Warring States Era by BatmanSwiss reviews
This is a home for my InuYasha works that are too small to post on their own. Mostly romance and angst genres, will include all characters.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 2,328 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/20/2008 - Published: 7/1/2005
Shippo and the Demon Sock & Other Parodies by Inudaughter reviews
One shot. A comical breather from my longer works.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,310 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/11/2007 - Published: 11/16/2006 - Shippo, Sesshomaru - Complete
Sick As A Dog by Bons Baisers reviews
Woes and wails and puppy dog tales, that's what Inuyasha's made of! When a puppy infected with canine distemper bites Inuyasha, all sorts of hell break loose for everyone's favorite hanyou. Won IYFG's Best Oneshot award and won second for Best Romance.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,305 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 291 - Follows: 23 - Published: 4/2/2007 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
Fatal Lies, Forsaken Hearts by Silent Sky reviews
The journey continues for Kagome and the gang. Rhiodoru has been defeated and all seems back to normal as they continue to hunt for Naraku. But they soon discover that things can never be the same, not now that Inuyasha's secret has been revealed.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Adventure - Chapters: 54 - Words: 95,948 - Reviews: 2047 - Favs: 496 - Follows: 184 - Updated: 8/21/2006 - Published: 7/2/2005 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
Love, Thy Name is Ramen? by TouchofPixieDust reviews
Kagome struggles with her emotions as Inuyasha returns from seeing Kikyo and declares his love for... ramen?
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,720 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 132 - Follows: 14 - Published: 7/6/2006 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
Internal Dialogue by FrameofMind reviews
Oneshot. According to Sigmund Freud, there are three parts to the personality: the Id, the Ego, and the Superego. Unfortunately, these three parts rarely agree...
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,250 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 180 - Follows: 11 - Published: 3/24/2006 - Complete
My Accidental Valentine by BatmanSwiss reviews
Kagome goes home for Valentine's Day,but gets more than she bargained for when her date goes horribly wrong.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,077 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 2/12/2006 - Published: 2/8/2006 - Complete
Dahlia finds tru love! by Zarla reviews
i suck at summaris. plx rar.
Silent Hill - Rated: T - English - Parody/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,280 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 37 - Published: 4/2/2005 - Dahlia G. - Complete
DogDemon Rhapsody by Wheezambu reviews
I was dared to write this. That's all I'm gonna say.
Inuyasha - Rated: K - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 410 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/11/2005
The Measure of a Hanyou by Cataluna reviews
Kagome would do anything to keep herself from flunking Life Art, even enlist the help of a certain hanyou...
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,953 - Reviews: 230 - Favs: 349 - Follows: 41 - Published: 3/19/2004 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
Life Exchange by Torenza reviews
[Soul Exchange Sequel] When her nightmares start becoming reality, Kagome fights the belief that Inuyasha intends her serious harm, and questions his mental state. AU. IK [complete]
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 24 - Words: 124,380 - Reviews: 1775 - Favs: 551 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 3/17/2004 - Published: 3/10/2003 - Complete
Soul Exchange by Torenza reviews
Complete Kagome makes a bad deal with Naraku, selling her soul to save her love, but it all goes horribly wrong and Kagome’s stuck. Naraku makes a new deal with her – seduce and kill prince Inuyasha and she will get her soul back.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 124,110 - Reviews: 1829 - Favs: 870 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 2/8/2003 - Published: 12/8/2002 - Complete
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People Are People reviews
What makes a man hate another man? The question is nice to forget. But when the Inutachii are subjected to true hatred, violent and ugly, it's hard to think of these men as anything but monsters. More philosophical than gory, and very mild swearing.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,081 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/29/2009 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
Musical Musings reviews
Music, muse, what's the difference? You be the judge in this series of drabbles written specifically to fit certain songs, from length to tone to pacing to theme. This started as a game, and ended as publishable. Enjoy the musings!
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 42 - Words: 14,667 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/28/2009 - Published: 8/1/2009
Broken Seals reviews
A hodgepodge collection, named for the first poem in the mix. New Addition: "The Seasons" four haikus for the four seasons the Inuyasha manga/anime played over.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 4,193 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/21/2009 - Published: 1/23/2008 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
Cliche Assault! With Happily Ever After Anyway? reviews
A collection of one-shot assaults on InuKag cliches. But somehow, even without the ear rub seductions, or the mighty hanyou-stamina, or the mythical mating ceremony, they have happy endings. Ever After. Is that a cliche? You be the judge.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,753 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/14/2009 - Published: 8/15/2008 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
Of Spirit and Spice reviews
My whack at a possible ending: When Naraku proposes a one-on-one duel to end the stalemate, everyone knows he's got something more up his sleeve. But that doesn't mean they're prepared for it. And when the strong are tricked, can the meek save the day?
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 23,167 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/19/2009 - Published: 2/13/2009 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
EarRelated Assumptions reviews
Kagome and Inuyasha. How to fix their relationship issues. Or not. Kagome has an idea, Inuyasha has an idea, and Miroku does too...wait...what! How did he know about that 'private' conversation? Sango knows too? Read to find out. Warning: absurd.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,028 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/29/2008 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
My Only Fear reviews
One-shots from the perspectives of individual characters, on different aspects of their loves/lives. Consists mainly of impressions, descriptions, and thoughts. Not sure on how many chapters there will be. Better written than summary.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 3,694 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/26/2008 - Published: 3/22/2008 - Kagome H., Inuyasha
I'm Listening reviews
Inuyasha and Kagome have been fighting so much Mrs. Higurashi decides to intervene: she gets a psychologist/couple's therapist friend of hers to give these too some much needed therapy and analysis. Will it help? Read to find out.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 32,051 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 8/9/2008 - Published: 2/3/2008 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
An Honest Woman reviews
One-shot; Kagome lets out a little lie to Sango, Inuyasha overhears, takes it for truth, and chaos ensues. Throw in some innuendo, cursing the reason for the rating , and some rather intriguing onsen scenes, and you've got it.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 19,207 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 8/4/2008 - Published: 7/4/2008 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
Delirious reviews
A short one-shot, set after the Boiling Rock episodes, so spoiler warnings. Zuko gets sick, Katara as designated healer must help him. In the process, Katara says some interesting things...Or was it all in Zuko's delirious mind? Read to find out.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,522 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/17/2008 - Katara, Zuko - Complete
The Prankster Youkai's Revenge! reviews
The gang have entered your typical village and will stay the night to exterminate the typical demon. But this demon is much more wily than they expected...and in love with a member of their group! Read to find out more!
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 27,056 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/12/2008 - Published: 1/8/2008 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
Chocolate: A Valentine Special reviews
It's Valentine's Day and Kagome finally gets a date for the first time. Somehow things don't go quite as wonderfully as planned though; will Inuyasha be able to make it up to her? Both learn a Valentine's virtue: Never underestimate the power of chocolate
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,675 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/22/2008 - Kagome H., Inuyasha - Complete