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Author has written 37 stories for Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, Neopets, Final Fantasy XII, Legend of Zelda, My Little Pony, and Pokémon.

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I'm just a harmless geek who has the dangerous tendency to write and draw when she's bored. I enjoy producing work that uplifts, cheers, and inspires people, while at the same time being (hopefully) funny and weird and sometimes epic. Everything here is family-friendly! :)

I'm cosmicfire918 on Neopets, and sometimes I write for the Neopian Times! I'm in the (slow) process of polishing up my favorite stories that I've written for the NT and collecting them here.

You can also check out my writing/art blog at !

All thumbnails for my stories are illustrations by myself. Stories in the same series use the same thumbnails.

I also write original fiction! You can find my novels on under the name T. K. Arispe, and my short stories on FictionPress.

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- To those who take issue with my capitalizing Pokemon species names, please read my reasoning on my blog (search "on capitalization") about why I disagree that Pokemon species names should not be capitalized (or at least why one should not vilify others for doing so).

- If you want me to give you feedback on your writing/ideas: I'm flattered, but I am also very busy, so I am not currently accepting solicitations for fic reading or idea feedback. There are lots of venues online where writers can receive more comprehensive feedback and critique than I can give.

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The Spirit of Black Keep
A thousand years after the Darkest Knight terrorized Market Town, over a decade after the Darkest Faerie brought him back to briefly continue his tyranny, Black Keep is once again experiencing the rumblings of evil magic. Pharazon and Celice must return to Black Keep before darkness once again spreads across the land. Published in the Neopian Times, issues 743-753.
Neopets - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 37,841 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/3/2018 - Published: 11/29/2018 - Jhudora, Lupe, Draik
Farewell to Lynwood
Lynwood School for Girls does not like Suhel Caradoc, and she possesses an equal amount of dislike for it. Can she work up the nerve to fight society's expectations and discover her own path in life? Published in the Neopian Times, Issue 741.
Neopets - Rated: K - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,813 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/10/2018 - Kougra, Lupe - Complete
Wildsong reviews
In the Haunted Woods, Balthazar runs into some old friends - Lord Isengrim and his Werelupe pack. As they try to understand each other's position on "letting in the wild", they are suddenly faced with what happens when the wild takes over completely. Published in the Neopian Times, issue 727.
Neopets - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,500 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/5/2018 - Lupe - Complete
Unbreakable Bonds
The fateful day has finally come - Terra is going to create her very own Neopet and best friend. But can she emotionally handle the responsibility? Maybe friendship isn't about shouldering all the weight yourself. Published in the Neopian Times, issue 724.
Neopets - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,168 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/4/2018 - Zafara - Complete
Never Again, Spiced Apple Pie
Commander Hyren is bored stiff on Omicron Station. So the universe very kindly hands him a disaster. Published in the Neopian Times, issues 717-719.
Neopets - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,040 - Published: 8/22/2018 - Complete
Of Quizzes and Quarrels
Turns out personality quizzes can tell you more about a person than you'd expect. And they're great friendship-builders.
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,682 - Published: 8/21/2018 - Complete
A Clean Fortress is a Happy Fortress
Housework day on Worgen Island.
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,141 - Published: 8/17/2018 - Complete
Dances With Werelupes
Terra and Isengrim are going to the Chocolate Ball, but Isengrim isn't used to the whole "trying to get along with society" thing. Thankfully, Terra's there to help him out-which especially comes in handy when he runs into an old enemy. Published in the Neopian Times, issues 698-699.
Neopets - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,537 - Published: 5/17/2018
Roll for Initiative
Hyren's looking forward to spending a rainy day playing the Neoquest pen-and-paper game with his family... but then an unexpected guest joins the party. Published in the Neopian Times, issue 678.
Neopets - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,378 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/16/2018 - Lupe, Zafara, Grundo - Complete
Date Night
Terra and Qrrog go on a date and help out a kinda-familiar face from the past.
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,952 - Published: 5/1/2018 - Complete
Choose Your Starter reviews
As a Pokemon Professor, Magnolia is technically authorized to hand out starter Pokemon. That doesn't mean she's going to be conventional about it, though.
Pokémon - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,003 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/30/2018 - Terrakion, Brycen/Hachiku - Complete
The Colress Report
To help an old research associate, Professor Magnolia embarks on a journey across Ultra Space... and then things go horribly awry.
Pokémon - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,448 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/25/2018 - N H./Natural H. G., Colress - Complete
When Friendship Isn't Magic reviews
The Cutie Map summons Fluttershy and Applejack to Canterlot, where they must solve a most curious friendship problem: that of two unicorns who never should have become friends in the first place.
My Little Pony - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,625 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/21/2018 - Fluttershy, Applejack - Complete
24 Hours
On the 25th of Hiding, Year 6, a cosmic joke was played on an unsuspecting Neopia. However, for one Grundo who's been missing his lost clout, Mutant Day is a miracle. But will it distract him from the things that matter to him most? Published in the Neopian Times, issue 659.
Neopets - Rated: K - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,281 - Published: 2/26/2018 - Grundo - Complete
The Crimson Comet reviews
Terra and Qrrog go stargazing. Happy cute times ensue.
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift - Rated: K - English - Family/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,845 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/22/2018 - Complete
Radiant Dawn and the Nevermind's Curse
When an evil spell threatens Princess Celestia, Twilight Sparkle and her friends must journey to the hidden kingdom of Daybreak to seek help from its alicorn princess. But what do they do when she doesn't want to help them?
My Little Pony - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,313 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/9/2018 - Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia - Complete
Rejection Letters
Jazan is a well-meaning - but hapless - king desperate to gain the amnesty of someone who should be his strongest political ally-so desperate that he's willing to overlook her blatant nastiness and vindictiveness. Published in the Neopian Times, issue 650.
Neopets - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,962 - Published: 12/21/2017 - Complete
Draik Expectations
Pharazon has always idolized the brilliant minds at Brightvale University and dreamed of attending, and now he's going to go for his dreams! He's even met a very nice Lupe sorceress who wants to help him apply to the school, and doesn't have any ulterior motives at all. Right? Published in the Neopian Times, issues 610-611.
Neopets - Rated: K - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,848 - Published: 12/20/2017 - Lupe, Draik - Complete
Danse Macabre
The Court Dancer has had a bad day. She ventures out of the Citadel, down to the ground, and discovers that her magical gift can be used to help and heal-not only others, but herself as well. Published in the Neopian Times, issue 642.
Neopets - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,273 - Published: 12/14/2017
That Great Hunger
The Werelupe King is hungry, so achingly hungry, for an owner's care-something he should have gotten in the beginning, but was deprived of by his irresponsible creator. Hardened by long years of enduring hatred and misunderstanding, he believes the only way to get what one wants is to take it. Published in the Neopian Times, issue 639.
Neopets - Rated: K - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,854 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/13/2017 - Complete
Rumble at Kala'e Bay reviews
Professor Magnolia prevents Kala'e Bay from being destroyed by a very frustrated little dragon Pokemon.
Pokémon - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,817 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/1/2017 - Complete
Snowshoe Hares reviews
Winter comes to Worgen Island. So do ridiculous children.
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,035 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/31/2017 - Complete
Of Scions and Seeq reviews
Terra and Qrrog both hoped they'd never have to deal with their families again. Fate would have it otherwise. Now Clan Excelsior has found itself on its strangest adventure yet: trying to figure out how to return to Ivalice from Terra's home world.
Crossover - Final Fantasy XII & Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,514 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/25/2017 - Complete
Fears of Shadows Past reviews
A year after the events of "Radiant Dawn and the Pegasus Plot", Princess Radiant Dawn discovers that some hurts cannot heal with time - but there are ways to make things better.
My Little Pony - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,389 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/17/2017 - Princess Celestia - Complete
Radiant Dawn and the Pegasus Plot reviews
Now an alicorn ruling over the kingdom of Daybreak, Princess Radiant Dawn finds new challenges in trying to help an old foe from the past, as well as sort through a tangle of pegasus political intrigue alongside a stallion general with a chip on his shoulder.
My Little Pony - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 30,710 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/17/2017 - Complete
No Bad Days reviews
Fluff 'n' stuff. Qrrog is really good at cheering up Terra, but is Terra really good at cheering up Qrrog? Well, she's certainly going to try.
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,199 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/15/2017 - Complete
Worth Fighting For
After the Battle of Sakhmet, betrayal leaves Commander Hyren, of Dr. Sloth's planetary invasion forces, stranded on Neopia. Then Hyren runs into a teenage human and her pet Zafara, and the three have an adventure that will change their lives forever. Published in the Neopian Times, issues 627-638.
Neopets - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 22 - Words: 51,096 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 6/20/2017 - Published: 6/1/2017 - Lupe, Zafara, Grundo - Complete
There's No Place like Qasala for the Holidays reviews
King Jazan is looking forward to a nice, quiet, Hanso-less Giving Day with his non-evil friends and family. Nabile has other plans - as does Jazan's non-non-evil family. Published in the Neopian Times, issue 625.
Neopets - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,971 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/29/2017 - Jazan, Nabile - Complete
A Modest Proposal reviews
Fine, I guess I'll write about how Qrrog popped the question to Terra, who has weird tastes in men. I mean awesome tastes.
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,282 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/5/2017 - Complete
The Legend of Radiant Dawn reviews
The tale of how one unicorn schoolteacher, in a kingdom oppressed by darkness and despair, discovered her inner strength and drove back the shadows with the light of happiness and hope.
My Little Pony - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 23,691 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/23/2016 - Complete
Legend's End reviews
For countless ages, the three holders of the Triforce have been locked in a cyclical struggle, an eternal rebirth of enmity between darkness and light. Now the latest incarnation of Link is an arrogant oaf and the latest incarnation of Zelda despairs for both the future of Hyrule and her own future. Will she be able to change their fates, both now and through eternity?
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,539 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/25/2015 - [Zelda, Ganondorf] Link - Complete
The Spice of Life
Have some cute domestic drabble, why don't you. (Or: Winn bakes a cake.) (Or: Everybody in Clan Excelsior gets at least one line of dialogue.)
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,512 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/9/2015 - Complete
Blue as the Sea reviews
Because sometimes you have to write random sappy drabble about two of your characters being nice to each other. What can I say, it's an anti-depressant.
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,913 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/22/2015 - Complete
Of Niceties and Nu Mou reviews
Clan Excelsior investigates a freak summer snowstorm, and discovers that a familiar face is behind it. Can the clan help someone in need without abandoning their mission? (Considered a FFXII crossover because of the inclusion of world elements contained in FFXII but not FFTA2.)
Crossover - Final Fantasy XII & Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Fantasy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,949 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/25/2015 - Complete
Of Mechs and Moogles reviews
Sequel to "Of Grimoires and Gria". Three members of Clan Excelsior get sent on a dispatch mission to Goug, where they stumble upon a brewing threat to all of Ivalice-and the narrator must contend with her decision to stay in this world rather than return to Earth. Oh, and pirates happen.
Crossover - Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift & Final Fantasy XII - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 27,245 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/15/2015 - Published: 1/9/2015 - Basch - Complete
Of Grimoires and Gria reviews
An episodic exercise in self-indulgent escapism. Oh, and airships.
Crossover - Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift & Final Fantasy XII - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,966 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/10/2014 - Published: 9/29/2012 - Basch - Complete
The Best of Friends
All Kell wanted was a coffee. The Crumpetmonger wanted a new best friend. Published in the Neopian Times, issue 623.
Neopets - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,303 - Published: 12/8/2013 - Complete