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Joined 12-10-08, id: 1766068, Profile Updated: 03-02-15
Author has written 1 story for Fullmetal Alchemist.

Home: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Gender: Female

Age: 26

Personality: Serious, calm, blunt, and introspective


About me

I spend most of my time walking, reading, writing, doing yoga, playing video games, and singing. My favourite music is that from video games and anime. I love learning about languages, religion, and personality and my greatest weakness is cats. I work as a legal assistant at a big law firm. I remain ignorant of world events and popular trivia, instead drawn to random and rare knowledge that most people couldn't care less about. I show care through action, not words. I mean what I say and say what I mean. Some people call me sick because I enjoy taking exams, love cleaning, and hold strongly to asceticism.

My style on FanFiction.net

I prefer stories that are realistic and fit in with the original canon. If I can believe it, I usually like it. I only Fave stories that I am absolutely positive I want to read again. I don't Fave authors because I think a story's worth is independent of who writes it. I try to leave reviews for every story I read without reading other reviews beforehand. If you would like to hear my opinion on your own work, just send me a message and I'll try to oblige. I like giving feedback when people ask my opinion specifically.

January 27, 2015 - Yay, I'm alive! As I mentioned in my update today, I expect this coming spring to be rough for me. One of my bosses is leaving (so there's the whole hassle of closing, organizing, and delegating files) and I expect to get a new boss to replace her. My other boss is taking on additional duties and so I have to learn new responsibilities (not to mention should start studying German, which will be a major asset to the new position).

Phylactery also got its first pieces of fanart! How cool is that? Be sure to give props to Koliri/Koklico if you have a Deviantart account:

http://koklico.deviantart.com/art/Phylactery-493099968

http://koklico.deviantart.com/art/Being-Nice-496750825

http://koklico.deviantart.com/art/Alchemy-lessons-514124999

http://www.deviantart.com/art/I-missed-you-516411044


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For myself - A list of fandoms I have an interest in:

Manga/Anime: Inuyasha, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, Digimon (seasons 1, 2, and 3), Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, Attack on Titan.

Games: Final Fantasy 6/7/8/9, Fire Emblem, Chrono Trigger/Cross, Golden Sun, Pokemon.

Books: Animorphs, Redwall, The Wheel of Time, Dragonlance, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Movies: X-Men, District 9, How to Train Your Dragon, Monsters Inc., Bolt.

TV: The Big Bang Theory, 3rd Rock from the Sun.

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Anything but Normal by Anne Camp aka Obi-quiet reviews
Fifteen years after the Promised Day, Selim Baker leads a life like any normal human. But a strange attempt on his life will lead him to discover just how abnormal he really is.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 28 - Words: 150,694 - Reviews: 206 - Favs: 191 - Follows: 205 - Updated: 2/12 - Published: 11/8/2011 - Selim B., Pride
Many Kinds of Monsters by NoClueKid reviews
A normal person would be terrified. Then again, who ever accused Kimblee of being normal? Would put this under 'philosophical' if there was such a category. Eventual KimbleeXEnvy with a little GreedXKimbleeXEnvy, because we all know villains have more fun.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 41 - Words: 103,718 - Reviews: 251 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 2/8 - Published: 10/19/2011 - [Envy, Kimbley] Greed
Three Years At Sea by angrymermaids reviews
Zuko adjusts to his new situation, Iroh tries to guide him, and the Universe seems content to make the prince's life as miserable as possible. Zuko's adventures on the high seas during his banishment.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 80,160 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 225 - Follows: 219 - Updated: 6/6/2013 - Published: 8/17/2010 - Zuko, Iroh
The Gates of Truth by reminiscent-afterthought reviews
It wasn't an unopenable gate.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 311 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/16/2013 - Truth - Complete
Imperceptible by forthright reviews
A story told through a series of drabbles and oneshots, tracing the slow and steady progress of trust. Sesshoumaru and Kagome, CU. NEWEST: 'Plummet' An unwise wish would be a dangerous thing.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 99 - Words: 124,866 - Reviews: 3672 - Favs: 2,164 - Follows: 1,925 - Updated: 1/14/2013 - Published: 5/1/2007 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H.
Broken Mirror by Moofy-Fan reviews
When Selim Bradley is killed by his father, he strikes a deal with Truth. Now stuck in another demention, inside a Selim that is not himself, he's on the run in a world far more dangerious than he's ever had to deal with before. Anime/Manga crossover.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 42 - Words: 89,122 - Reviews: 192 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 6/16/2012 - Published: 6/16/2010 - Pride, Selim B. - Complete
The Magus Hunted by Goblin Cat KC reviews
One year later, Magus' actions force Frog to leave Guardia and travel with him to the present, where they uncover a plot that may alter the world. Now Magus explores the future and discovers the reason for the empty forest. Pt 7 finally up.
Chrono Trigger - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 53,809 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 7/29/2011 - Published: 4/19/2004 - Complete
Chrono Break by Zipp Dementia reviews
A serious treatment of Chrono Trigger. This is the story of what happened in between Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross. These are the characters as they would be in reality; it is the story not of their happy ever-after, but of their downfall.
Chrono Trigger - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 40 - Words: 96,334 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 7/5/2011 - Published: 5/16/2009 - Crono, Marle - Complete
Unspoiled by forthright reviews
Something goes awry during a trip through the Well, and Kagome is stranded in the distant past where she encounters a familiar face. When a very young Sesshoumaru decides to keep her, the consequences ripple through time. SK. COMPLETE.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 100 - Words: 167,228 - Reviews: 11079 - Favs: 6,824 - Follows: 3,227 - Updated: 6/13/2011 - Published: 9/1/2009 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
Grievous Wounds Sustained in Defense of the Crown by Ergo Ipso Facto reviews
Rennac has an injury. L'Arachel has an agenda. It isn't very romantic.
Fire Emblem - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,940 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/9/2011 - Rennac, L'Arachel - Complete
Meet the Suzumiyas by JonBob0008 reviews
In order to avoid having to move away, Kyon is given the option of moving in with Haruhi. Knowing that this would mean meeting her parents, Kyon soon finds out that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. KyonXHaruhi *Story Complete!*
Haruhi Suzumiya series - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 244,384 - Reviews: 1529 - Favs: 991 - Follows: 482 - Updated: 1/24/2011 - Published: 4/14/2009 - Kyon, Haruhi S. - Complete
Those Who Favor Fire by Stealth Noodle reviews
In the universe next door, Terra grows up in the Esper World. Everything goes wrong differently.
Final Fantasy I-VI - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 31,951 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Terra, Celes - Complete
Tolerable by forthright reviews
Miroku's sense of humor makes an excellent foil for Sesshoumaru's sense of dignity. Can the monk find his way into the taiyoukai's good graces? Even the most unlikely of friendships has to begin somewhere! [a collection of connected oneshots] not yaoi
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,966 - Reviews: 418 - Favs: 455 - Follows: 377 - Updated: 8/2/2010 - Published: 5/3/2007 - Sesshomaru, Miroku
Shades of Violet by Kayasuri-n reviews
When a psychic starts wiping human minds in a northern pokemon reserve, the Pokemon League is forced to deal with it. Enter Sabrina, who knows only that she doesn't want to be there. For WiseAbsol. COMPLETE, AT LAST!
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 24,151 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 4/14/2010 - Published: 5/12/2009 - Mewtwo, Sabrina/Natsume - Complete
More Than Just Shadow by Kirlien reviews
Amy was sitting quietly on the doublebed, watching over the wounded Pokémon. “Mewtwo…What are you? ...Who are you?” she whispered faintly, her fingers brushing against his cheek slightly in a soothing motion…
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Angst/Suspense - Chapters: 15 - Words: 72,830 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 11/2/2008 - Published: 6/19/2007
The Phoenix Rose Saga by WiseAbsol reviews
What is the nature of life? Is it, as Amber said, truly wonderful? Is the journey one we can control? And is the suffering we experience compensated with joy in the end? Mewtwo and two other members of his race must learn the answers - the hard way. An old story which addresses teenage insecurity, overcoming abuse, growing up, and the value of friendship throughout it all.
Pokémon - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 67 - Words: 496,551 - Reviews: 604 - Favs: 175 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 8/13/2008 - Published: 10/4/2004 - Mewtwo - Complete
Forced Contemplation by Oh Please reviews
Trapped with nothing to do but think! Quote from Chap 19 His normal contrariness reared its ugly head and he almost refused the food simply on principle. Yet, the smile on her face reminded him so much of Rin when she would offer him what she considered
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 110,704 - Reviews: 273 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 172 - Updated: 1/20/2008 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru
In Between the Episodes by Selenity15 reviews
Sesshoumaru revives Rin, Rin follows Sesshomaru. Then she stays and he lets her. But why? And after that? Attempting to explain the odd relationship between the two.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 32 - Words: 52,405 - Reviews: 499 - Favs: 338 - Follows: 100 - Updated: 5/25/2005 - Published: 5/22/2003 - Sesshomaru, Rin
Separation Anxiety by Lithrael reviews
Arukenimon and Mummymon go adventuring twelve years after the end of 02. They're good at landing in trouble. COMPLETE
Digimon - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 25,578 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/12/2004 - Published: 3/12/2004 - Mummymon, Archnemon/Arukenimon - Complete
The Third by LunarCry reviews
As a great fan of Mikoto, how could I NOT write her an auto-biography? ;)
Final Fantasy IX - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,966 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 12 - Published: 3/30/2003
Phylactery reviews
Six years after the Promised Day, Selim is Homunculus and child. As he studies alchemy, Selim realizes it is possible to resurrect his family. The Homunculi deserve the same second chance that he was given, but while they struggle to embrace their newfound humanity, an unknown player comes with a deal that divides them. Post-FMAB with bits from 2003 series. For Homunculi-lovers.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 35 - Words: 217,005 - Reviews: 294 - Favs: 226 - Follows: 217 - Updated: 1/27 - Published: 8/7/2012 - Envy, Pride, Mrs. Bradley, Selim B.