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Joined 03-31-02, id: 192662
Author has written 5 stories for Sailor Moon, and Inuyasha.
Profile and Status Update: Thursday, May 3, 2007:

A change of priorities - and life in general - has made me realize that, while I love to write and can do it reasonably well, I'm happiest being a reader and, at most, an editor. This means that my work-in-progress, Six Degrees, will most likely never be finished, or, if it is completed, it'll be as an original story, not a Sailor Moon fanfic. Many of you know that I used to be quite active in the Sailor Moon fandom, even going so far as to try to improve it, per se, by changing the way readers reviewed stories with a group on Aria's Ink called WISE. My intentions were well-meaning but I quickly realized that I bit off more than I could chew so I decided to take a break from the site and the group to get out of that fanfic funk I was in. What did I learn from my self-imposed "break" with the fandom?

1) Badfic, and having to read through them in the submission queue at Aria's Ink, was the main cause of my burn-out with the fandom. Just scanning the titles and summaries made me so depressed and annoyed that I just couldn't take it anymore and quit. The site, the fandom, writing, everything.

2) I hate the Sailor Moon fandom now, and can't even read anything longer than one-shots. While I will always love Sailor Moon for nostalgia's sake, and Aria's Ink for the friends I made there, the immaturity I encountered in that fandom vastly outweighed all the good I saw in it. I've moved on to other fandoms, and, while I realize that badfic is everywhere, it doesn't seem to be as prevalent as it is in the SM fandom. Maybe it's just because I was most active in that fandom and was thus more exposed to the ugly side of fanfic writing, but I just can't get over this bias now.

And 3) I am enjoying my lurker status in the new fandoms that I'm involved in. I find that there's less drama, headaches and time wasted if I just distance myself from everything but the story, save for leaving the occasional review at the end for stories that have struck a chord in me. As a former admin of Aria's Ink, I dealt with everything from disgruntled authors who couldn't grasp the importance of using proper grammar and yet expected me to approve their stories; to Princess Destiny trying to rig her reviews on her (hundreds of) mailing lists for her insipid story, Spin the Bottle; to forum fights, piss-poor attempts at poetry made by emo teenagers who couldn't seem to understand that "free flow poetry" isn't a license to write whatever crap comes into their heads, etc, etc. You name it, I've seen it or was involved with it. And now I'm done with it.

One of the things I do regret about my decision to sever all ties with the Sailor Moon fandom is that I no longer am able to access Aria's Ink as a member; however, I feel that one can't go from an admin to a regular member on the same site without feeling tempted to jump back into the saddle and herd the badfics out of the submission queue like stray cattle. My decision to quit AI wasn't even made by me--I was inactive for so long that the site automatically deleted my account, which is a shame because I would've liked to have made at least a farewell post in the forums to thank Aria, Ladysolo and all the friends (and some frienemies) I made on that site for everything that they've taught me about writing and anime, manga and fanfiction.,

As some of you may have noticed, the C2 community I managed is now no more as of tonight. I didn't think it was right to have a C2 community that was extolling the virtues of WISE (Writing to Improve Standards of Excellence) when I had just abandoned the cause on Aria's Ink without so much as a word of warning to anybody. And besides, I was getting a little tired of the emails from writers asking me to add their stories to the C2. I apologize to the C2 staff for letting it dangle for so long, but I just couldn't be bothered to take care of it until now. Thanks for all the hard work you gals put into it in its early stages.

(goes back to lurking...)

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Heart over Mind by Regann reviews
PART 27 ADDED, COMPLETE. Something odd about Hermione causes her to have unexpected reaction to a love potion. Only it's one which no one expected. How could a lack of reaction cause so much trouble? AU to Books 5 and 6.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 186,622 - Reviews: 3775 - Favs: 5,954 - Follows: 1,401 - Updated: 4/10/2007 - Published: 2/1/2003 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Burning Time by delectate reviews
Complete AxR Post episode 26. Amidst this Burning Time, I see flashes of memory...a dream. This location calls to me, beckoning...bringing me back to the place I have called home.
Witch Hunter Robin - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 21 - Words: 193,064 - Reviews: 1117 - Favs: 741 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 12/31/2006 - Published: 1/20/2004 - Complete
Impossible Dreams by dolphingirl0113 reviews
[AU] At the age of ten Naraku cast Inuyasha into a life of slavery and exile. Now, the boy has become a man, and with the help of a courageous woman he begins a revolution to avenge his family and put an end to evil's tyrrany.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 155,422 - Reviews: 1314 - Favs: 445 - Follows: 185 - Updated: 3/5/2006 - Published: 6/6/2004 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
Priori Incantatem by fellytone reviews
Can James Potter, Marauder and troublemaker extraordinaire, ever convince Lily Evans, Prefect and good girl, that they were meant to be? Now complete!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 64 - Words: 306,215 - Reviews: 4758 - Favs: 3,569 - Follows: 843 - Updated: 8/7/2005 - Published: 10/1/2003 - Lily Evans P., James P. - Complete
Indigo by LaraWinner reviews
(IxK)"Dusk before Dawn" or so the saying goes, but in the hours that fall between night and day there are hues of Indigo.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,460 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/27/2005 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
The Little Act of Giving by Ms Western Ink reviews
She'd worn these in her hair all night? And everyone had seen them except her! AxM
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,041 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 174 - Follows: 16 - Published: 2/6/2005 - Aoshi, Misao - Complete
The Only Thing by scathachdhu reviews
He doesn't know how much he hurts me. That's the only thing that keeps me sane.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,959 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/7/2004 - Complete
Enslavement by Calamity Jayne reviews
The Negaverse attacked before Prince Endymion and Princess Serenity could meet. The Queen was unable to prevent the destruction of the Moon Kingdom. Now the Prince and the Princess will meet while imprisoned under Queen Beryl.
Sailor Moon - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,263 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 1/31/2004 - Published: 6/1/2003 - Usagi T./Serena/Bunny/Sailor Moon, Mamoru C./Darien S./Tuxedo Kamen
Love and Marriage by I Kill Trees reviews
[complete] AU Sex, love, and holy matrimony--2 out of 3's not bad right? Inuyasha didn't believe in love until the night before his wedding. One problem, it's not the woman he's supposed to marry. InuKag...essentially...
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 47,315 - Reviews: 395 - Favs: 345 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 10/25/2003 - Published: 5/22/2003 - Complete
Paper Dragons by Angrybee reviews
The life of young Rin, the girl found by Sesshoumaru. (Sess/Rin) *COMPLETED*
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 38,260 - Reviews: 267 - Favs: 339 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 8/10/2003 - Published: 7/6/2003 - Complete
Hinge of Fate by Ramos reviews
Hermione cannot remember, and Severus cannot forget. Epilogue has been added, and the tale is now complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 126,804 - Reviews: 2658 - Favs: 5,037 - Follows: 786 - Updated: 2/7/2003 - Published: 10/21/2002 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Buried Life by Kalina Lea reviews
Harry disappears just before the start of his seventh year, and Hermione and Snape work together to find him. **COMPLETE**
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 173,330 - Reviews: 1044 - Favs: 2,000 - Follows: 297 - Updated: 12/16/2002 - Published: 6/24/2002 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Last Word by Kalina Lea reviews
Hermione is tasked with bringing Muggle computers to the Ministry, and an e-mail glitch leads to a mysterious correspondence. Who will have the last word? *COMPLETE*
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 18,445 - Reviews: 458 - Favs: 845 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 10/3/2002 - Published: 9/28/2002 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
As We Were by VO1 reviews
rated R for language, sexual situations, and enormous amounts of underage alcoholic consumption
Sailor Moon - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 137,328 - Reviews: 202 - Favs: 258 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 4/12/2002 - Published: 5/15/2001 - Complete
A Giant and the Lion Cub by Zosocrowe reviews
Three years after the birth of Kenji, the family is invited to Kyoto for a festival; Kenji takes the opportunity to venture out on his own and stir up some major trouble, while meeting some interesting people.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 44,984 - Reviews: 197 - Favs: 165 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 1/12/2002 - Published: 12/22/2001
These Changing Times by genkisakka reviews
Misao and Sanosuke discover that time not only heals wounds, it can also change your heart.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 127,017 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/8/2001 - Published: 4/30/2000 - Complete
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Six Degrees reviews
AU: Serena Lombard and Darien Shields are carrying on a May-December office romance. How will this affect the lives of those they know and those they don't?
Sailor Moon - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 62,683 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 11/30/2004 - Published: 3/25/2003
Commiserating reviews
Sometimes, the ones who understand you best aren't even from your own show. Read on to see who the Inuyasha gang turn to when they get on each other's nerves. Written for Aria's 100-Word Crossover Challenge on Aria's Ink.
Inuyasha - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 986 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/29/2004
Bathing Beauties reviews
Kagome and Sango wish to take full advantage of a beautiful day--without the presence of any guys around. Little do they know how quickly word travels and the chaos that ensues when two people are excluded from all fun.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,264 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Published: 9/14/2004 - Inuyasha, Miroku
Wounded Souls reviews
AU--Unlike other children, Serena's was not filled with happy memories. Enter Darien Shields. Handsome, intelligent, and rich--he's everything she ever wanted. Can Serena set her past behind and move on to a future with Darien? [FINISHED]
Sailor Moon - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 193,838 - Reviews: 1154 - Favs: 590 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 7/24/2003 - Published: 5/27/2002
The Road to Hell reviews
Something terrible happens to Usagi and she gets revenge on all who were responsible for her pain. How will this affect the battle against her new enemy and most of all, how will this affect the future? R/R please! Complete!
Sailor Moon - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 61,875 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/22/2002 - Published: 4/22/2002 - Complete