Paisley the Flowergirl
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Joined 01-01-09, id: 1789547, Profile Updated: 03-16-11
Author has written 5 stories for Sherlock Holmes, Newsies, Master and Commander, and Phantom of the Opera.

Bonjour, fellow ficcers!

I used to have a very lengthy profile; however, it was written in a fit of righteous anger and ire, since I had just read a defamatory and offensive (not to mention overly conceited) profile, and wanted to combat it. So now, I have a much more abbreviated and happy summary of self.

I'll stick to the top ten facts: Quick! Think fast, Paisley!

1, 2, 3 GO!

1. I am a rabid fangirl for the following things: Phantom of the Opera. The Aubrey/Maturin Series (Master and Commander to lubbers). Sherlock Holmes. Newsies. Harry Potter. Gone With The Wind. Johnny Tremain. Percy Jackson. The Catcher in the Rye. Jane Austen. The Scarlet Pimpernel. Ayn Rand Novels. History. Tea. Cats. Dancing. Flossy (reads: flashy, pretty, or snazzy) hair. Cucumbers. Horse polo. High-heeled boots. I also have a childish fascination with Barbie and the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Etc. I like the world in general, though particularly the items on this list from Angel of Music to Howard Roark.

2. I am an avid reader, writer, artist, cinephile, and general connoisseur of Things People Create. However, I am PICKY PICKY and detest the misuse of the English language.

3. My name derives itself from the fact that I adore paisley, and once (two summers ago) worked as a counselor (or shepherdess, if you will) for five-year-olds at a garden camp. It had flowers. And bees. And large toads.

4. Whenever I am in a horrible mood, brown study, or simply depressed, I mentally go to a bar and have drinks (only cokes for me, of course) with my favorite protagonists. We discuss our mutual complaints and whine and rant and generally raise cane. And we cuss, and I feel much better, if a bit delusional.

5. I cannot sing to save my life, and in fact honk, yet am in love with musicals and will belt when given the opportunity.

6. I fear moths.

7. Aw gee, I'm running out of things to say.

8. I like grapefruits and peaches.

9. Kumquats.

10. The quadratic equation.

HA! all ten! Now I'll stop this jibba jabba and let y'all get back to creating joy through fanfiction. A bientot!

EDIT: A list, for my own amusement, of my archetypes:

The Hermione, the Jack Aubrey, the Tulio, the Skittery, the Murphy McManus, the Snow White, the Princess Fallon, the Aramis. The Sherlock, the Root, the Melanie Hamilton-Wilkes, the Beth. The Catherine Moreland, the Jane Bennett. The Chekhov, the Kant, the Jude the Obscure. The Paisley!

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Down by the Docks by RoseInStillWaters reviews
The story of how Spot Conlon became the King of Brooklyn and most respected newsie in New York, as told by his closest confidantes- please R and R!
Newsies - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,651 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/30/2012 - Published: 12/3/2012 - Spot C.
ar snámh by Lynny M reviews
Stephen ponders his "curious lack of buoyancy."
Master and Commander - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,596 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/3/2012 - Complete
The Revenge of the Cupboard Snoggers by MaypleCstl reviews
The Marauders are tired of Lily's constant interruption of their midnight activity with the girls. That is, until they find out Lily's Secret. Then it's time for blackmail. "Revenge is an ugly word. We'd like to call it- getting even" JL. AU. RR!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 26,942 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 160 - Updated: 5/27/2012 - Published: 7/19/2011 - Lily Evans P., James P.
The Ship of Dreams by extremelyloud reviews
It's thirteen years after the strike, Racetrack finds some luck and is able to take his buddies; Blink, Spot and Skittery to see the great land of Europe. They go home on the ship of dreams - The Titanic. Not a crossover, it's about the real ship.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 18,215 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/15/2012 - Published: 3/10/2012
Of Velvet Hat Boxes and Lousy Headlines by Mayarin reviews
Izzie Romero never thought anything would happen beyond her mediocre life of running people's errands. She would have been right, no doubt about it, if she hadn't met Jack Kelly one day in 1899, precisely as he was planning an epic strike.
Newsies - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 53,199 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/28/2012 - Published: 10/6/2011 - Jack K., David J. - Complete
A Fool's Gold by theDubliner reviews
Upon seeing that the unfortunate newsie with whom he was speaking understood not a whit of what he was saying, the gentleman clarified his rhetoric: "Your friend has just become richer than William Randolph Hearst."
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,274 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/6/2012 - Published: 3/14/2011 - Racetrack H.
Whiskers by stress reviews
Written in honor of Christian Bale's Oscar win: When Jack Kelly awoke with a start that Monday morning, the first thing he did was rub his chin in a curious and, most importantly, very hopeful manner. A story about an odd dream and Jack's need to shave.
Newsies - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,350 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/28/2011 - Jack K., Racetrack H. - Complete
What My Mother Called Me by Rosebud5 reviews
"They also call me Jack Kelly, which is what my mother called me." As a little boy, Francis Sullivan is closer to his mother, Kelly, than anyone in the world. And his favorite story she tells him is about a cowboy named Jack, who he wants to be just like.
Newsies - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,381 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Jack K. - Complete
Someone to Tuck Him in At Night by Rosebud5 reviews
Jack said, "I don't have nobody tuckin' me in at night, like you do." One chilly evening, however, this isn't so true...Sarah's there for him, and right when he needs it most. Sarah/Jack
Newsies - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,011 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/1/2011 - Jack K., Sarah J. - Complete
Sleep by SilverShoes17 reviews
"How'd ya sleep Jack?" "On me back Mush." Jack is clearly not a morning person. Rated for language.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 609 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/24/2010 - Jack K., Mush - Complete
Seven and Skittery by Seven Reynolds reviews
Seven and Skittery meet. Throw in a hat, gossip, a murder, an overprotective cousin, a floozy, a half-eaten chocolate mousse, the newsies and Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" and things get heated! REWRITE from 1999!
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 11 - Words: 47,308 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/7/2010 - Published: 10/3/2010 - Skittery, David J. - Complete
The Lieutenant and the Lady by ASX reviews
First Lieutenant Tom Pullings feels at sea only when on dry land; Lady Evelyn Fanshaw has insecurities of her own. As Tom reluctantly attempts to navigate the dangerous shoals of London society, will Evie be the one who causes him to run aground?
Master and Commander - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 29,553 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 7/19/2010 - Published: 3/26/2010
Virgin Eyes by Brunette reviews
I can see you bein' old and regrettin' never doin' nothing over doin' something worth remembering. The rich girl newsie story you always hoped would be written.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 31,993 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 11/15/2006 - Published: 10/11/2005 - Skittery - Complete
The Name Game by Mizalaye reviews
**Complete**Have you ever wondered how some of the newsies got their really bizarre nicknames? Cowboy and Specs are fairly obvious, but what about...say...Bumlets or Itey? When a blizzard hits Manhattan, the stories spill out!!!
Newsies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,479 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/11/2002 - Complete
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Safe Preserve Us reviews
An incompetent sailor tries to save our friends Warley, Hollom, and Calamy from their watery graves in four chapters or less. Do read and review. Or don't. K for nautical swears.
Master and Commander - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,088 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/23/2012 - Published: 11/20/2012
The Other Half reviews
In 1899, Joseph Pulitzer had two daughters, but neither was a spunky girl journalist named Katherine. This is a *historically accurate* version of what may have happened when the Pulitzer daughters encounter everyone's favorite newsboys- and the escapades therein.
Newsies - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,235 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/18/2012 - Published: 5/17/2012 - Boots, David J. - Complete
Queens, Pawns, and the Bold Deceiver reviews
The somewhat dubious story of how Specs, Bumlets, and Skittery "took Queens," despite a newsie king called Battleaxe, brute squads, gentrification, miracles, mad dogs, one angry bookie, and a few flaming pianos. Rated T for swears n fisticuffs.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,992 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/9/2012 - Published: 1/6/2012 - Skittery, Bumlets
In The Pink reviews
A One-Shot explanation for Skittery's lovely pink longjohns- please enjoy and review!
Newsies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,795 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/13/2011 - Skittery - Complete
Fictitious Hero Idol! reviews
What would happen if fictional heroes from the world's most beloved stories were thrown together... on a gameshow whose prize was a garunteed happy ending? Phantom of the Opera, Sherlock Holmes, Johnny Tremain, and I am the Great Horse. Reviews welcome!
Crossover - Sherlock Holmes & Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 7 - Words: 28,429 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 11/25/2010 - Published: 7/27/2009 - Sherlock Holmes, Erik - Complete