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Joined 03-03-08, id: 1515273, Profile Updated: 03-13-12
Author has written 6 stories for Harry Potter, and Sherlock.

Hey, I'm Salty or the salt monster.

I'm a bored student with nothing better to do than write and dream. (Actually, I do have things to be doing, but do I do them? No.) I play oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, English horn, baritone ukulele, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone, and don't do sports. Fine arts takes up most of my time, so I can't do sports, but I'm not really complaining-- I'm not very good.

I have several stories that are in-the-works.

Chaos, Friends, and Hogwarts: The Marauder Tales is one of them. It's basically the Marauders in their years at Hogwarts with an added OC Elisabeth Eris. I plan to split it up into two stories, one for their Hogwarts and another for their lives after Harry is born. I haven't updated it in a while, which is stupidity on my part, but when you're like me, you don't tend to get a lot done when you have loads of homework.

What I've Been Looking for was a one-shot I managed in about five minutes. I don't know, really, why I wrote it, I just did. Edit: I actually have not read this one-shot since I posted it. Right now, it's in serious danger of being pulled off...

Until the End of Time is a story I started thinking about and finally wrote. Its about Regulus Black and an OC Noelle Keller and I think its a pretty sweet story about finding happiness for the first time. It's now complete!

Moving Forward is the sequel to Until the End of Time. Edit: postponed until further notice.

Sherlock Holmes and the Man with Two Names (Or just shortened to The Man with Two Names): (For BBC's Sherlock, a series I cannot get enough of at the moment.) It's a heart-pounding mystery involving a pseudonym, a code, a cursed opera, a couple of murders, and (knowing me) an original character! I really can't stand myself for adding an OC, but I just can't help it. There's no slash, fyi. And this is already finished on my computer, so no worries in not updating unless I forget to. I've really been struggling with myself over posting this, but I decided to anyway... I wasn't too keen on posting something with another OC, but I've worked really hard on it, done so much research, and had it edited it four times by four different people (not including myself--I'm always editing), so I figured I should post it. If not for myself, then for my editors, who have worked so hard for me. So if you're contemplating sending me a nasty message about it or something...please don't-- that would just break my heart. It's now complete, and a sequel is in-the-works!

I've given up on some stories for certain reasons. Either I'm not inspired to finish them, or I'm too busy (Chaos), or they're just un-editable. I adore writing, but it's not my main priority, so I tend to be slow.

I'm now on twitter (Housuskowskinez) and FictionPress (MorganSketti) though I don't think I've posted anything. I also have a deviantArt by the same name (the-salt-monster). I must warn you, I'm not very good at art, but I might have a few sketches of scenes or characters from my stories later on.

Comments? Questions? Life-long mysteries just waiting to be solved? Feel free to pop me a PM! I love corresponding with other writers and readers, so don't be shy. :)

~Salty

March 2012;

Guys...
I'm performing at Carnegie Hall tomorrow night...
^o^
~Salty

May 29, 2011; Update from Salty (taken from deviantart.com):

Hokay. Let me get a moment to catch my breath...

Exams have worn me out completely. I have one more next week, though, so I'm almost done!

I've a few little updates on my stories, if anyone cares...

First, my Sherlock fanfiction, The Man with Two Nameswill soon be put up on deviantart. One of my editors got back to me, so now I just have to send it through the others and I'll have the first half fully re-done. I'll also be replacing the chapters I edit on fanfiction.net so that everything is uniform.

Second, the sequel to The Man with Two Names is still in the works! I've been really busy and I'm about to get even busier, so there is going to be a bit of a wait. Here's how it looks, as of right now: I'm doing a long one-shot (sort of a mini-mystery) that will hopefully be put up in June or early July. The official sequel to The Man with Two Names will be posted hopefullyin August or September.

Third, I'm starting to actually work on a fanfiction I've had in my head forever. It'll be a Harry Potter fanfiction using Sally-Anne Perks as the main character. Sally-Anne is canon, but we only hear of her once and we don't even know what house she's in. I'm sort of treating her as an OC, but it'll be more of a look at what goes on at Hogwarts from the perspective of someone outside the trio. I'm super excited about it!

Fourth, I actually watched The Labyrinth (the 1986 movie with Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie). Surprisingly, it's not that bad. I mean, yes, it's a Jim Henson movie with puppets and everything, but I think the reason everyone likes it is not because the movie is all that great, but because the /story/ is really fantastic. Anyway, I started writing a Labyrinth fanfiction which is probably the worst thing I've ever written. My friend TheAlmightyEditor managed to help me salvage most of it, but I'm really only writing it for fun. If I ever feel comfortable with it, I might post it. Might.

Fifth, my life is about to get ten times more complicated. I'm taking three classes over the summer, I have practices two days a week for music, and I also have a job. Combined with the need to sleep, I'm not sure how much writing I'm going to be doing. Hopefully I'll get more done than I've been able to do lately.

Once September hits, though, I'm going to be extremely busy. I auditioned for an orchestra and made it (huzzah!), so I'll be working on that all the time. Hopefully everyone understands. Music comes first!

...I think that's about it. (Uff da!)

Hope everyone has a fantastic summer!

~Salty

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Duty Bound by Kay104 reviews
On Sarah's sixteenth birthday, she makes a wish out of desperation. Much to her surprise, the wish was willfully granted by a mysterious man from the Underground. But her happiness is short lived, however, as she is doomed to suffer the wrath of Jareth's father. New summary is courtesy of xXvioletscriptXx JS as always.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 47 - Words: 113,973 - Reviews: 612 - Favs: 249 - Follows: 347 - Updated: 7/22/2013 - Published: 4/11/2011 - Jareth, Sarah
The Hogwarts Blog II by TwiLyght Sans Sparkles reviews
The Second War is over, Voldemort aka Phil is dead, and the wizarding world is in shambles. What are Harry and his friends to do? Blog about it, of course! Sequel to The Hogwarts Blog. Again, moderately AU.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 82 - Words: 61,832 - Reviews: 1483 - Favs: 292 - Follows: 311 - Updated: 8/30/2012 - Published: 8/18/2008
Snakes Coiled by PaintMeAntagonist reviews
Aella Burke really disliked Tom Riddle. There was something about him that just bothered her. She had never been particularly friendly with him, always glaring at him from afar. Now, in their fifth year all of that is about to change. Now including Book 2
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 54,106 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 133 - Updated: 3/8/2012 - Published: 7/31/2010 - Tom R. Jr., OC
Sour by glasshibou reviews
He'd haunted her. In school, at home, at the park; she did not have a moment's peace. But maybe she haunted him too... A story told in connected drabbles.
Labyrinth - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 51 - Words: 22,026 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 6/16/2011 - Published: 4/14/2011 - Sarah, Jareth - Complete
Thoughts on Tinsel XMas Eve Blog by Locrian-Mode reviews
I sincerely hope you're not my mother, or anyone else who would be less than pleased to read about less-than-jolly topics, the likes of which I intend on addressing.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,921 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/24/2010 - John W. - Complete
Polyandry and Other Problems by refya reviews
A magical plague strikes the wizarding world, decimating the female population. The Wizengamot sees a revolutionary new marriage law as the only way to repopulate their dying world. Hermione, Severus and Lucius Malfoy get caught up in the consequences.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 37 - Words: 143,089 - Reviews: 772 - Favs: 643 - Follows: 521 - Updated: 12/21/2010 - Published: 3/28/2008 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
A short report on the nature of oboists by Christini reviews
Are all oboists really insane? Find out why they might be here!
Marching Band - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 230 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/18/2008
Nobody Sees Me Wishing by solitaireclay07 reviews
Ivy Bennett was that girl eyeing Sirius Black during their Defense Against the Dark Arts exam. She didn't mean to do it - in fact, she doesn't even like Sirius in that way. She was glad that he never noticed her. Well, in a way...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 163 - Words: 167,364 - Reviews: 5544 - Favs: 1,110 - Follows: 395 - Updated: 9/9/2008 - Published: 3/5/2008 - Sirius B., OC - Complete
The Hogwarts Blog by TwiLyght Sans Sparkles reviews
Dumbledore has started a blog. Read thoughts from Dumbledore, Harry, Ron, Snape and even Voldemort! Moderately AU. Coauthored with a friend of mine. Rated T to be safe. COMPLETE!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 169 - Words: 119,319 - Reviews: 3743 - Favs: 849 - Follows: 308 - Updated: 8/18/2008 - Published: 11/10/2007 - Complete
Just Stacey by 4give4get reviews
Hi. My name is Stacey….. er, just Stacey, and I’m your average Cedric Diggory fangirl. CedricxOC
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 32,034 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/16/2008 - Published: 3/27/2008 - Cedric D.
Things I will not do at Hogwarts by Sapphire L. Grey reviews
The funny rules and guidlines that they don't tell you in the movies or books!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,291 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/27/2008 - Published: 3/3/2008 - Complete
Gothic Christmas by underarrest39 reviews
i have always wondered what kind of christmas they would have together. slight Sweenett. it's better than it sounds!
Sweeney Todd - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,190 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/18/2008 - Eleanor L., Sweeney T. - Complete
The Heir of Hogwarts by RedHal reviews
The Sequel to Consequences that everyone has been asking for. This goes from the wedding of Harry and Ginny, to a few years after Taran and Tara graduate. Details inside.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 42 - Words: 63,837 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 4/19/2008 - Published: 10/31/2007 - Complete
Erlkönig by Subtilior reviews
Sarah takes Toby to a concert of art song. It is the darkest evening of the year. Words have power. Songs can be magic. And undying love can be more terrible than beautiful ... Please read and respond!
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 16 - Words: 52,189 - Reviews: 459 - Favs: 568 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 9/21/2007 - Published: 4/26/2007 - Complete
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The Man with Two Names reviews
Sherlock's up to his eyeballs in a new case, but this time he has to solve it without John. Instead, he has to deal with a stubborn yet clever new sidekick whose name he can't seem to figure out...No romance!
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 20,010 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 3/24/2011 - Published: 1/5/2011 - Sherlock H. - Complete
Moving Forward reviews
Regulus and Noelle are now in their fifth year at Hogwarts and their romance is just taking off. But will tempers flare and trust be betrayed when Regulus has to decide where his loyalties lie? Sequel to "Until the End of Time."
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,268 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12/23/2009 - Published: 8/1/2009 - Regulus B., OC
Until the End of Time reviews
Regulus Black had always wondered about Noelle Keller and why things couldn't be different. Maybe it was his time to learn. Set in Regulus' fourth year. RegulusXOC
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 7,818 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/30/2009 - Published: 3/7/2009 - Regulus B., OC - Complete
Wronski Feints reviews
Emmeline Wronski enters an annual broom race in Sweden involving mountains and dangerous dragons! Few survive it, but will she be one of the ones who do? Or will she plummet to her death over the treacherous mountains? Implied Charlie/OC.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 429 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/27/2009 - OC
Chaos, Friends, and Hogwarts: the Marauder Tales reviews
Sirius Black boarded the train to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." Little did he know how much his life would change from that day on. This is the story of the Marauders, from their first day of school, to their last breath.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,850 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/19/2008 - Published: 9/12/2008
What I've Been Looking For reviews
Luna finds something...or someone she was hoping she would run into.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/4/2008 - Luna L. - Complete