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Joined 01-17-02, id: 155943, Profile Updated: 07-07-08
Author has written 18 stories for Higher Ground, Song Fics, 10th Kingdom, Lizzie McGuire, Ella Enchanted, Passions, Fairy Tales, Harry Potter, Degrassi, Dawson's Creek, and Life With Derek.

"The world belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

Maybe it's l o v e
But it's like you said.
L o v e
is like a role that we p l a y..

"Happiness is only real when shared."

xo

A m an d a

(aka)

& Manders-Ninjamanda-MandyCandy-Amy-Mands-Amandorama &

writer.actress.secret-agent.


A (l i t t l e) about me...

- I love writing; and as you can probably tell from my oldest fanfics, I've been on this site for quite sometime. Unfortunately, I kind of have a short attention span, and while one thing strikes my fancy one month, the next it may not. As such I sometimes have issues finishing stories. Whoops. Sorry about that. I'm working on it though!

- Don't read the older stuff; really, this is for your own good. That stuff is terrible. But, keep in mind, I was like 13 when I wrote it. If you'd like to see my progression in writing skillz (with a "z" no less) from then until now, by all means... it's your brain... slowly... dissintergrating...

- I just finished my second year of college, and I may or may not be taking a year/semester off to work and save up more money. I haven't really decided what's happening yet. But when I do go back to school, eventually I'll be taking Public Relations, because that is currently my chosen field. I just find people fascinating.

- I love acting; I'm a total drama nerd, and was in the Drama Club in highschool. Trust me, if you're thinking about trying out, do it. It'll change your life. There is nothing better than the feeling of being up on stage. Best natural high there is. Other than that, I enjoy reading, movies, music, spending way too much time watching tv, surfing the net, spending time with friends (and being random of course) and just generally wasting time. I'm not super exciting, so forgive me.


(M u s i c) is an addiction

Album leaf. Aqua. Aqualung. Arcade Fire. Bloc Party. Bright Eyes. Cake. Coldplay. Colours Run.

xoxoxox

Damien Rice. Daniel Bedingfield. Dashboard Confessional. Death cab for Cutie. Death from Above 1979.

xoxoxox

Feist. Franz Ferdinand. The Futureheads. The Go Find. Hellogoodbye. The Hives. Hot Hot Heat.

xoxoxox

Jason Mraz. Jem. Jet. Jewel. John Mayer. Kaiser Chiefs. Keane. Louis XIV.

xoxoxox

Maritime. The Matches. Maximo Park. Modest Mouse. Motion City Soundtrack. Muse.

xoxoxox

New Pornographers. Of Montreal. The Postal Service. Rooney. Sam Roberts. Stars.

xoxoxox

Taylor Swift. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists. Ten Second Epic. The Vines. Weezer. The White Stripes.

xoxoxox

fyi: Currently listening to; Touchdown Turnaround by Hellogoodbye!


(M o v i e s) are Love

A Little Princess .. Almost Famous .. American Beauty .. Anne of Green Gables .. Big Fish .. Breakfast at Tiffany's

Camp .. Disturbia .. Elephant Man .. Emma .. Funny Face .. Gangs of New York .. The Golden Compass .. Gone with the Wind

Hairspray .. Into the Wild .. Little Women .. Lord of the Rings .. Mansfield Park .. Monty Python & the Holy Grail .. Moulin Rouge

My Girl .. Pretty in Pink .. Pride & Prejudice .. Princess Bride .. Phantom of the Opera .. Romeo + Juliet .. Say Anything

Sound of Music .. She's the Man .. Sixteen Candles .. Stardust .. Star Wars .. the Virgin Suicides .. West Side Story

Favourite Movie Quote of all Time Ever:

"It's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life." - American Beauty. The Single Most Beautiful Film on the face of this planet. It boggles my mind.


(T V) is entertainment at its best

Life with Derek.Gilmore Girls.Dawson's Creek.Saved by the Bell.Boy Meets World.Heroes.Power Rangers

Survivor.Big Brother.The Bachelor/ette.The Mole.So You Think You Can Dance.Dancing with the Stars

Lost.That 70's Show.Higher Ground.Popular.Degrassi.Lizzie McGuire.The OC.Full House.

American Idol.Gene Simmon's Family Jewels.John & Kate Plus 8.Amazing Race.Hell's Kitchen.The Apprentice

7th Heaven.Naturally Sadie.Zoey 101.Strawberry Shortcake.Everwood.Beverly Hills 90210

Canadian Idol.America's/Canada's Next top Model.Beauty & the Geek.Endurance.Real World

Current Obsession?: Life with Derek


(B o o k s) are Friends

I Capture the Castle. His Dark Materials. Harry Potter. Uglies/Pretties series. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Jane Eyre. Anything by Jane Austen. Twilight. Anything by Meg Cabot. Lame teen romances.. heh.


These are a few of my (F a v o u r i t e T h i n g s)...

frozen yogurt.my ipod.mtv.my cell phone.penguins.sarcasm.audrey hepburn.fairy tales.musical theatre

bags/purses.pajamas.horoscopes.mountains.ballet flats.old movies.board games.ginormous freezies

the word "lovely".mashed potatoes.being a nightowl.karaoke.christmas.spring.the sims 2.long walks

crazy dancing.pina coladas.bus rides.collage art.pepsi.surveys.mocking.pearls.polka dots.period films.being silly

jason castro from American Idol.pink roses.black pens.flirting.bunnies.teen girl squad. making people happy.reviews


My (F a n d o m) Ships

..Life with Derek - Derek/Casey..
..Hairspray - Link/Tracy..
..RL - Nikki Blonsky/Zac Efron, Hayden Penetierre/Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Seater/Ashley Leggat..
..Degrassi - Manny/Craig..
..OC - Seth/Summer, Ryan/Taylor..
..Dawson's Creek - Joey/Pacey..
..Gilmore Girls - Luke/Lorelai, Rory/Logan, Rory/Jess..
..Saved by the Bell - Zac/Kelly..
..Harry Potter - Harry/Hermione..
..Higher Ground - Scott/Shelby..
..Lizzie McGuire - Lizzie/Gordo..
..Power Rangers - Tommy/Kimberly, RJ/Lily, Casey/Lily..
..Heroes - Peter/Claire..
..Twilight - Edward/Bella..
..Zoey 101 - Zoey/Chase, Lola/Logan, Dana/Logan, Quinn/Logan..
..Camp Rock - Shane/Mitchie..
..Boy Meets World - Sean/Topanga..
..Princess Diaries - Mia/Michael..
..Ella Enchanted - Ella/Char..
..His Dark Materials - Lyra/Will..
..Passions - Kay/Miguel, Kay/Fox..
..Days of our Lives - Shawn/Mimi, Philip/Chloe..
..Young and the Restless - Billy/Mac..
..Big Brother - Will/Janelle, Daniele/Nick..
..Survivor - Amanda/Ozzy..
..Lost - Jack/Kate..
..Dancing with the Stars - Apolo/Julianne..
..That 70's show - Jackie/Hyde..
..Naturally Sadie - Sadie/Ben..
..Anne of Green Gables - Anne/Gilbert..
..CAMP - Vlad/Ellen..
..Hannah Montana - Miley/Jake..


&C u r r e n t Projects&

- Delicate - Life with Derek (Derek/Casey)


(I n t e r v i e w) (Updated July 7, 08)

What projects are you currently working on? Tell us about them

At the moment, I'm working on a long-term fic called 'Delicate' for the Life with Derek fandom. It's from Casey's perspective, and it basically explores the concept of a Dasey friendship slowly evolving into a romance. It's the kind of thing where you have to read it to really understand what it's about, but basically it all begins with Derek comforting Casey when she's sad one night, showing her a side of him that she's never seen. Soon, they begin meeting every night to spend time together. It's a really intimate and comforting connection. Eventually Casey begins to start feeling a more than friendly connection to Derek, but it pretty much rocks her world when he tells her that he doesn't believe in love. But Casey gets it into her head that she can change his mind. Will she? Read to find out!

Would you say this project is more angsty, comedic, romantic, dramatic?

I'd say that the fic is definitely a romance, but it's also pretty angst-ridden. I'm trying to make it seem really... genuine, realistic... very organic. Everything's happening at a realistic pace; every "twist and turn" could happen to a real person. So you're not going to see any pregnancy scares or abusive fathers or stalkers, but there will be heartbreak, hurt feelings, longing, jealousy, and seduction. Also, I'm a comedy-writer first and foremost in my heart, so in some chapters, I gotta lighten it up and use some comedy in there. Besides-- Casey's such a comedic character, how could I not?

Any hints or spoilers you want to give us for future chapters?

Hmm, well, I've planned it out to 15 chapters. After that I'll see how I feel and what kind of reaction I'm getting before I continue it or not. Plus I'll have to see if I can think of any other storylines. Haha. But any hints? Well in an upcoming chapter there will be a party that will change many things in the Derek/Casey dynamic. There will also be a family trip. And there may also be a return of the infamous prom. Casey's gotta go with Derek right? We'll see. Other than that, you'll have to just read it to see what happens!

What is it about Derek & Casey in LWD that has inspired you to write fanfic about them?

I truly do need to be inspired in order to come up with ideas for stories. Recently I've begun watching LWD, especially moreso when I had a cold a few weeks ago. I'd watch all the reruns on Family channel pretty much all day long. I had the idea for Delicate just marinating in my brain, and I couldn't get rid of it. It was literally keeping me up at night. So in the middle of my cold, I just got up and wrote the first chapter in one sitting, almost exactly as you see it now. Why Derek and Casey? I just love the idea of it. It's almost risque, but still alright because it's not genetic, you know? And it's obvious that they have a connection on the show. There is major sexual tension going on there. I think the idea that the person you desire is sleeping in your house, and you want to do something, but you're not sure if you should... I just think that's really appealing.

So, you like the almost-forbidden nature of their relationship? Any other themes you enjoy in other fandom couples?

Well I'm not the kind of person who just likes one idea. I'm not someone who says "okay I like couples who fight all the time, I'm just going to like them." It's not like that. Because in some cases it works, come cases it doesn't. It really does depend entirely on the people. Whether I like the characters or not, whether the chemistry works. Whether I feel there's a connection there. For instance, I do like the fighting theme in certain couples; Derek and Casey from LWD, Seth and Summer from the OC, Anne and Gilbert from Anne of Green Gables, Jackie and Hyde from that 70's show, Joey and Pacey from Dawson's Creek. But then there are examples of situations where I don't like it, and I don't feel that it works... for instance Ron & Hermione in Harry Potter. In that case I gravitate towards the best-friend romantic feel, with Harry and Hermione. Also Lizzie and Gordo from Lizzie McGuire, Lyra and Will from His Dark Materials, etc. But again, this isn't a hard-and-fast rule either, because I don't like Dawson and Joey from Dawson's Creek, one of the best-known examples of best friends-turning-into-more. Another theme I enjoy is the brainy proper nice girl falling for the ladies' man, charming yet slacker guy. Casey and Derek are a perfect example of this, as are Rory with both Logan and Jess from Gilmore Girls, Joey and Pacey from Dawson's Creek, and Sadie and Ben from Naturally Sadie. As you can see, unlike some people, I give all kinds of relationships a chance. I guess I just like what I like!

Do you have a particular writing style? Is there anything you do to get in the mood?

You know, not really. I just kind of write when I feel the urge. Like I said before, something really has to inspire me, for me to continue writing so much on it. At the beginning I tend to just write on a whim and not really plan, but once I really get a story going, I plan much more into the future. Currently I have every chapter of Delicate planned out, for example. I find that's easier so I know where things are going, and how I should get there, but every author works differently. One thing that really inspires me is if something I'm working on gets many enthusiastic reviews. Every author likes nice feedback, so if I get some, I really enjoy writing more, and as such I get the updates done quicker. But this isn't a hard and fast rule either.

Any projects in the works?

I have many ideas for LWD stories at the moment, but I'm trying to really concentrate on Delicate for now. I know myself, and if I get too off-track and try to pile on too many ideas and stories, I'll feel overloaded and abandon it all. And I don't want to do that to my loyal readers. So for now, I'll concentrate on Delicate, but look out in the future for some other longer fics of mine, and even some one/two/three-shots on the side! Those are always fun!


If there's anything you want to ask/tell me, just PM. I'm friendly :)

Am&a

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Under Their Skin by Brontesis reviews
This story moves from Casey and Derek's unacknowledged feelings for each other, through their discomfort and attraction, until a chain of oddly connected incidents finally brings their passion into the open! Lots of Dasey, as you guessed. Last chapter up!
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 21 - Words: 46,142 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 9/14/2008 - Published: 5/24/2008 - Complete
Either This Or by bahjcb reviews
The fighting was driving them crazy it was either this or murder them both. Now, if only the family could survive the solution. Dasey
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 31 - Words: 111,074 - Reviews: 970 - Favs: 536 - Follows: 182 - Updated: 8/2/2008 - Published: 5/28/2008 - Derek V., Casey M. - Complete
I Do, but I Forgot I Did by uponthemirrorglass reviews
All she wanted was to come to Vegas for her 21st birthday and now here was what she got. The craziest birthday present ever. A marriage. DASEY. (Initial idea inspired by a great episode of Friends, if it ain't obvious)
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 116,856 - Reviews: 601 - Favs: 176 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 7/14/2008 - Published: 5/25/2008 - Complete
Problems of A Weak Man by driter reviews
If you're honest with yourself, you have two girlfriends." A/U fallout to Derek's School of Dating. One-shot. Dasey. Duh.
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,642 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/8/2008 - Complete
Truth Behind the Lies by BatLauren reviews
Craig and Manny are meant to be. What about Chris and Emma? What happened to JT and Liberty? STORY COMPLETE! READ AND REVIEW! Also, special afterword!
Degrassi - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 21,255 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/16/2004 - Published: 1/21/2004 - Complete
Dawson's Creek: The Winds of Change by StevenM reviews
AU :The Love Triangle between Dawson, Joey, and Pacey in full force. Takes place during Capeside's annual Regatta. Some events are the same but a lot are different. Chapter 20 is up! This story is COMPLETED! Thanks to everyone who read it.
Dawson's Creek - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 38,998 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/23/2003 - Published: 3/18/2003 - Complete
Feelings by Tic-Tac2 reviews
Lizzie and Gordo have been avoiding their feelings lately... will and can they ever confront each other? L/G pairing! ^_^
Lizzie McGuire - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 36,063 - Reviews: 226 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/6/2003 - Published: 5/11/2003
No One Knows by SuNsHiNeMiNt reviews
L/G Lizzie and Gordo become counselors at a summer camp for kids. Lizzie competes with other counselor Allison for Gordo's attentions. Who will win at the end? A joint account and story between Tic-tac and Sunshine Belle. R&R!!! u know u want to!
Lizzie McGuire - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,077 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 7/17/2003 - Published: 6/24/2003
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Delicate reviews
They continue to get closer at night, in secret. They claim only friendship, but they both know better. Derek doesn’t believe in love, and he’s not ready for a girl like Casey. But Casey is convinced that she can change his mind. DASEY. Chapter 9 up.
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 31,960 - Reviews: 228 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 7/14/2008 - Published: 6/18/2008
Second Time's the Charm reviews
It all started with a kiss, Monday morning. Well, not exactly. In between remembering what lead to the kiss, & what really happened at Derek’s birthday party, Casey & Derek realize that sometimes the second kiss is much harder than the first. 3part Dasey
Life With Derek - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,064 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 7/4/2008 - Published: 6/24/2008 - Complete
That Summer reviews
Some tales of drama and love, and some cute moments taking place during the summer with Pacey and Joey on the True Love. A full-length story. Check it out. Plz r&r! ch 2 up!
Dawson's Creek - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,309 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 4/12/2004 - Published: 4/6/2004
Again I go Unnoticed reviews
Takes place a few years after the finale. Pacey's upset because ever since they came back to Capeside for the summer, Joey's ignored him. Find out why. A short one-time angst fic. Told from Pacey's POV. Plz R&R
Dawson's Creek - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,888 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/4/2004 - Complete
If you're not the one reviews
Yes, another MannyCraigAshley story. Craig apologized to both girls and is working hard to make them happy. But what happens when both girls have feelings for him, and want to be more then friends again? Story Fixed now! Sry about before.
Degrassi - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,967 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/26/2004 - Published: 1/28/2004 - Craig M., Manny S.
Love's emotions reviews
HHr! Herm's POV.. Herm finally realizes that she likes a certain hero. But she has no idea how 2 react. the way she giggles and blushes around him now goes against everything she stands for. & besides, she doesn't believe in love. Right? HHR ONLY!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,508 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/15/2003 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Unexpected Love reviews
*CHAPTER 9 UP!* Lizzie really likes Ethan. But unlucky for her, Ethan is going out with the new girl. Lizzie convinces Gordo to pretend to be her boyfriend to make Ethan jealous. What if Lizzie realizes that she really cares about Gordo? R/R! G/L story!
Lizzie McGuire - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 19,558 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 18 - Updated: 6/20/2003 - Published: 9/3/2002
Remember me reviews
Gordo's always there when Lizzie needs him. He's always a good friend. but what happens when he's tired of being good ol' Gordo? He gets a new girlfriend, right when Lizzie realizes her feelings for him. What will she do to win his heart back? *new! L/G!*
Lizzie McGuire - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,806 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/19/2003
Wish upon a star reviews
Flashforward to sophmore year. Its the eve of Lizzie's sixteenth birthday, and tradgedy strikes. She realizes who the perfect guy is for her. But is it too late? Short story G/L Some fluff mostly drama. R&R!
Lizzie McGuire - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,112 - Reviews: 13 - Published: 6/6/2003 - Complete
I'm a Survivor reviews
Come see a group of people as they survive on the Marquesas islands.. wait a sec..Lizzie and the rest of the kids?! Against their PARENTS?!?! What the heck?! A humour story plz check out! (funny!)
Lizzie McGuire - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,310 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/6/2003
The curse of beauty reviews
Loosely based on Sleeping beauty. Beautiful Alessandra is on a quest to save her family from evil Tamesis. R&R!
Fairy Tales - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,624 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/18/2003
Ella in Love reviews
Finishes right after the engagement. Love can overcome obstacles, and it may have to, with Ella and Char. *CHAPTER 3 UP!* Please r&r!
Ella Enchanted - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,801 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/22/2003 - Published: 11/23/2002
The Second Choice reviews
A kaguel (kay & miguel) story. Takes place after Friday Dec 27th's episode. Kay's pregnant! Plz r&r! *CHAPTER 5 UP!!!* Choose the name of Kaguel's baby.
Passions - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,739 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 1/25/2003 - Published: 12/29/2002
Truth reviews
A Kay fic. Everyone finds out all the horrible things Kay has done. Kay decides to run away but gets caught in a blizzard (like the spoilers)*PART 2 UP* Plz r&r!!!
Passions - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,172 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 1/22/2003 - Published: 1/10/2003
False Hope reviews
A Kaguel/Foxay story. Miguels trying to work things out w/ Charity, but what will Miguel do if Kay uses Fox to make him jealous? *CHAPTER 2 UP!*
Passions - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,769 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 1/18/2003 - Published: 1/5/2003
Keeping Secrets reviews
A S&S story about love, hate, lies and keeping secrets.
Higher Ground - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 19,508 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/12/2002 - Published: 4/28/2002
The 10th Kingdom 2: Return to the Kingdoms reviews
Ahead 16 yrs wen Wolf and Virginia are living in NY with a 15 year old daughter named April & decide to go visit the Kingdoms. Virginia, Tony & Wolf are kidnapped by the Trolls and an Evil Queen. Its up to April to save them!
10th Kingdom - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,253 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/2/2002
Crush reviews
About a girl Becky who has a crush on her best friend Josh short story and my first song fic ever. Please be nice! and R&R
Song Fics - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,302 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 5/22/2002 - Complete