ButterflyMouse
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Joined 03-07-09, id: 1858793, Profile Updated: 01-29-12
Author has written 13 stories for Twilight, Legendsong Saga, and Obernewtyn.

Hey there, this is ButterflyMouse and here is some stuff I figured you should know about my writing.

Number one, I'm Australian. That means that for quite a number of you there may be some slight language barriers. For example, in Australia the word we usually use for sweater is jumper. I consider a sweater to be a very specific type of jumper. This is of course as opposed to the free online dictionary which considers a jumper to be a sleeveless dress worn over one's sweater. I will try to restrict myself to words without such awkward misunderstandings, but if I slip up please inform me and I'll try to fix it. There is however one exception; I'm sorry but I simply refuse to use the word 'Mom', your just going to have to deal with me typing 'Mum' all the time.

Also, until now I've pretty much kept my writing under lock and key, so aside from pieces written for school I've had very little feed back. As such, I would love any constructive criticism you can provide. Towards the end of high school (which wasn't that long ago) I started giving up on my personal writing, so I'm mainly writing fan fiction to reacquaint myself with the concept of writing for pleasure not grades. So yes, I'm a little rusty but I'm sure I'll get back into the swing eventually.

Also, I edit and I edit and I edit, but I tend to miss things. I'm sorry, but that's just the way it has to be.

Anyway, that's all and I hope you enjoy reading my stories,

ButterflyMouse


My views on how true a story should stick to canon;

I believe that a story should either be completely in tune with the cannon, or completely out. That is, if you're going to make someone OOC, they should be completely OOC, you shouldn't just have Elspeth the way she is ordinarily except with happy-go-lucky behaviour. There should also be explanations given to their different personality. They can't have the same personal history or they would have developed into the character they are in cannon, that's just how it works. Likewise, if you're going to give them a different past, but keep their personality, you need to explain how their personality developed in relation to this past.

Unless your doing an AU fic for something like twilight, you should obey the laws of the universe you are working in to the letter. If you're planning on changing a character's species, or giving them a significance or powers other than what they had in cannon, it should be clear from the start. I don't mind it in some cases, but it really isn't everyone's cup of tea, and its kind of unpleasant to get halfway through a story that you're already really into, only to find out that Hermione is actually a goblin and suddenly you don't feel like reading any more.

These are my own personal views, and the standards which I try to write by. I'm sure that many of you would disagree, and that's cool, you're more than welcome to. I just thought I'd share this with you all.


My Goals: Currently I'm trying to improve my versatility by writing in a range of styles and a for a range of categories.


Reviews: I love reviews, I love getting them and I love writing them. I love getting constructive criticism so don't be afraid to point out the flaws in my work.

Please be warned that when I write reviews, I tend to ramble and I somehow manage to give myself a guilt trip about not providing constructive criticism. When I write a review, my focus is on helping the author. Thus, I might suggest you work on a particular aspect which I myself need to work on (cough, spelling, cough cough). I don't consider this hypocritical, if someone did the same for me I'd be very happy and I must live by my own standards.

Also, when I write reviews, I tend to ramble, so they can end up kind of long. In addition to this, the tone I use tends to be upbeat and chirpy unless I'm really concerned about the way it might be interpreted. Either because it could be interpreted very badly, or I really want it interpreted correctly, either way. A couple of people have mistaken this tone for sarcasm. I'd like to apologize in advance for any such instances which may or may not happen in the future (I've already apologized for the ones that have happened in the past)


If you're not prepared to laugh at yourself, I'll be happy to do it for you.

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Little Goodwin's Midwinter by Daughter of Nature reviews
Responses to the Goldenlake Advent Calendar prompts. All involve Clary and Tom's young daughter, nicknamed 'Little Goodwin' or 'Little' for short by Mattes before she was born.
Beka Cooper series - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 13,662 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/6/2010 - Published: 12/6/2009
Dissonance ON HAITUS by whoaisme3 reviews
AU, AH, OOC: Bella Swan is a foster kid with a tough exterior and dark past. Edward Cullen is introspective, moody, and beautiful, and completely unavailable. Through a haze of music and cigarette smoke, they try to find a balance within the dischord.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 43,969 - Reviews: 331 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 280 - Updated: 3/16/2009 - Published: 1/7/2009 - Bella, Edward
Every Boy Should Have A Dog by Rhapsody Belle reviews
James raised his wand, and Sirius had one shocked moment to register the stark black ink on the inside of his best friend's forearm before the world went sickly green and then faded away. Oneshot - Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,823 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 484 - Follows: 63 - Published: 1/30/2009 - James P., Sirius B. - Complete
Priority Client by Eowyn77 reviews
Breaking Dawn. Lawyer J. Jenks gets to know Mr. Jasper. I began this over on R&T but since the site is down I'm continuing it here. Enjoy!
Twilight - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,100 - Reviews: 223 - Favs: 286 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 12/7/2008 - Published: 11/23/2008 - Jasper, Jenks - Complete
Cauterize by Lady Altair reviews
"Of course it's missing something vital. That's the point." Dennis Creevey takes up his brother's camera after the war.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,648 - Reviews: 1260 - Favs: 4,774 - Follows: 378 - Published: 3/24/2008 - Dennis C. - Complete
No Respectable Man by Crazed Fuzzle reviews
They said no respectable man would marry Sarra's bastard. So what will they think when the girl and her future husband are forced to return to Snowsdale?
Song of the Lioness - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 17,767 - Reviews: 209 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 12/30/2006 - Published: 12/13/2005 - Tortall - Complete
Eyelash by VanillaHoney reviews
Daine, eight years old, struggles with an uncomfortable feeling.
Immortals, Tamora Pierce - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 235 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/28/2006 - Complete
Maruman by Katiefoolery reviews
What colour is Maruman anyway? Ginger? Black? Tortoiseshell? Here's what I think. . . Based on the Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody
Obernewtyn - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 429 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 9 - Published: 9/17/2003 - Complete
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Watching the WitchLady reviews
The witch-lady scares me. That's why I need to watch her. No one else will. They think she isn't real. Post-Quest
Obernewtyn - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 503 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/28/2012 - Elspeth G., Rushton S. - Complete
A collection of fics reviews
I'm of the somewhat biased opinion that there really isn't enough Ober fanfic in the world, so I've decided to upload my writing comp entries here as well. Each chapter will be a different competition entry.
Obernewtyn - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,106 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/29/2012 - Published: 8/31/2009
Ashlings to Ashes reviews
My name is Elsie Seraphim. After an accident with the Zebrakhen machine, I was transported seventeen years into the past… Life on Mars/Obernewtyn cross over.
Obernewtyn - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,913 - Reviews: 5 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/19/2009
Nudge reviews
Another little Rushton one shot. Much happier than the last story I uploaded, I promise ;
Obernewtyn - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 481 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/4/2009 - Rushton S., Elspeth G.
Sulpicia's Treasure reviews
Like most female vampires, what Sulpicia wanted more than anything was a child to call her own. Her wish is granted through her husband's half-vampire daughter Bella Marie. Bella was meant to remain in Voltera forever, but it is not to be. Canon pairings.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 26,701 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 7/19/2009 - Published: 3/9/2009 - Aro, Sulpicia
The Worst Kind of Punishment reviews
Summary: A Stone Key alternate ending, because somewhere in an alternate dimension of the fictional Obernewtyn universe, this is what actually happened. A one-shot in two parts.
Obernewtyn - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 882 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/10/2009 - Rushton S., Elspeth G. - Complete
Utterly Preposterous reviews
Summary: Elspeth Gordie decides to tell Roland what really happened the winter her legs were healed. The best lies are the ones that are mostly true One Shot.
Obernewtyn - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,561 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/1/2009 - Elspeth G. - Complete
Charlie the Police Chief reviews
Set during Eclipse. Emmett concocts a plan to distract Charlie so Edward can steal something from him - which he has every right to steal mind you. Inspired by Charlie the Unicorn. Slightly OOC Emmett - he's really childish.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,873 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/26/2009 - Emmett, Charlie S. - Complete
Rilka and the Beast reviews
Gedron laughed nastily. “Rilka, you are a child and you would believe any foolery. You thought you were saved from drowning by a Vespari demon last season!” ; This is the story of how Rilka was saved from drowning by Ronaall the man-beast.
Legendsong Saga - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,244 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/17/2009 - Complete
Nothing To Be Done About It reviews
My take on how Rushton copes with Elspeth's death. One shot. Very short.
Obernewtyn - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 577 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/14/2009 - Rushton S., Elspeth G. - Complete
Suspicion reviews
This is the beginning of chapter eleven written from Donnard's perspective. I am currently working on a second part taking place when they talk on Fomhika
Legendsong Saga - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,418 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/12/2009 - Donnard, Glynna
The Oedipus Wanna Be reviews
Nessie doesn't like homework. Lets face it, what kid does? Emmet decides to jazz up her studies with a little Greek Mythology, a long winded tale and some stuff about Jacob that really needed to be said.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,519 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/29/2009 - Published: 3/24/2009 - Emmett, Jacob - Complete
Alice's Updates reviews
Alice is bored and decides to cause Edward trouble by notifying some old friends of his blossoming relationship. Note: Tanya does NOT get jealous – she merely finds it extremely amusing.
Twilight - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,509 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/17/2009 - Published: 3/9/2009 - Alice, Tanya