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Joined 08-29-09, id: 2065657, Profile Updated: 07-28-12

What I do here: Sometimes I read things. Very less than sometimes I will review things.

Some Things I Like.

- Being able to understand an author's "meta" or "headcanon" because their work makes sense of it through well-thought, careful characterization. And not a tacked-on litter of author notes.

- The variety of genres that can be applied to fic regardless of the source material's. Murder mystery in my Pokémon? Hell yes.

- Authors who don't rush out half-assed chapters due to "review pressure." Your readers will definitely appreciate your work more if you take care of pacing issues, grammar/spelling, and awkward sentences. Take care of your writing, and it will show, and I will love you (the most important of rewards).

- AUs, Highschool AUs, Parallel Universes, and their endless ilk. They're admittedly guilty pleasures, but I have a soft spot for those that are composed of elements other than cliches. Ah, who am I kidding? If I find a pairing I'm fond of in it, I'd probably eat it up anyways.

- Well-written parody. Good ol' irony. Hello, Full-Life Consequences.

- Gen fic. Jolly old adventures. Plot over pairing, romance notwithstanding.

- Setting; describe it. It's a character in a sense.

- When an author keeps characters in-character so well for a pairing that I'm very likely to ship things I didn't think I would. Be a believable salesperson.

- Honest, concise, constructive criticism. I don't publish anything here because most of the reader base pisses me off with their rampant rimjobs, but I can't help but smile when a stranger takes time to leave their thoughts on a piece, including acknowledgment of the negatives. It's a bonus if the author doesn't fly off the handle.

- Well-written porn. Slash, het, bi, solo, what-have-you, I will eat that stuff up if it's original and awesome. Here's a hint: frottage and tribbing.

Also, Some Dislikes.

- Character bashing for the sake of an OTP, to place another character on a pedestal, out of simple dislike, or anything else of the stupid sort. It's difficult to stomach purposefully poor characterization. Stop projecting, because everyone can tell that you are, and the only thing I gain is a helping of second-hand embarrassment.

- A fanfic being held hostage for a certain number of reviews. It's petty and stupid-looking to do that.

- Complaints about a low review count are laughable at best.

- When concrit is mistaken for a "flame." Why don't people understand the point of the review system?

- When spelling or grammatical errors actually hinder the enjoyment of a good story. I'm pretty lax about them, so you must have spectacularly failed if even I'm side-eyeing it.

- Author's notes that are littered within the fic. It's only good if one is trying to break the flow of reading. In which case, I hate you.

- Random Japanese, Fangirl Japanese, "こんにちわ it means hello" (baka, desu, sugoi, kawaii, teme, seme, uke, itaiiiiii!, etc.). Actually, this also extends to other terminology/slang/in-jokes that may be unfamiliar to a passing reader, not to mention when it's completely out of place (I'm looking at you, Hetalia fandom, with your tendency to use honorifics between characters who are not called Japan). If I have to wade through in-jokes, I'm afraid I won't be able to follow a story, nor find it compelling enough to bother.

- The use of Google Translator for writing foreign dialogue. Native speakers can especially tell when you use it, and WOW can it sound awkward, terrible, and unintentionally hilarious. Seriously. Unless your goal was to start being ironic.

- Seme/Uke; Big Sister/Little Sister; Pants/Skirt. The abundance of these dynamics within shipping fic annoys me. If it exists in canon, that's cool. When you apply it because you can't possibly imagine a relationship where someone doesn't have to play the role of the "woman", and the other the role of the "man", it's called a crutch for bad writing. You will get positive reviews from people who are just desperate to find fanwork for their favourite pairing, but that's all it amounts to. Desperation. Furthermore, if you extend this to physical descriptions where suddenly your characters are obvioiusly oh-so feminine/masculine, I have to wonder if we're even watching/reading/playing the same source material, or if you're just another unimaginative fanbrat.

- Truth or Dare fics. Actually, anything that involves interactivity from the reviewers. MSPA and /quest/ are good at this. You are not. But hey. Keep succeeding at failing to come up with your own ideas.

- "I wrote this while I was drunk/awake@3AM/tired/buzzed/driving, so don't expect me to have proof-read this before I published it kthx bai."

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Crushed upon the Wheel by lizwuzthere reviews
Primeverse, AU timeline after Toxicity, Sequel to Breaking Barriers; Having previously left the Decepticons, Knockout is finally starting to feel a bit more welcome amongst Team Prime. But still, nobody has forgotten that he's an ex-'Con, and Wheeljack is about to remind him that old grudges don't just disappear overnight.
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,173 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 7/28 - Published: 5/1/2014 - Wheeljack, Soundwave, Starscream, Knock Out
GREEN by Greenmaybeaguy reviews
A young man who loves Pokemon makes a wish, and the results involve a journey he could never have expected. Now in the body of Green, the female protagonist from his LeafGreen game, he journeys through the world of Pokemon for the first time in person.
Pokémon - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 149,566 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 4/9 - Published: 7/6/2009
Honestly, Why Haven't We? by Teary Maystar reviews
It all began with a sort of online dare, but soon turned into the real thing. Double Shot. Mature Content. Updated by popular demand! Surprise sequel inside every read!
Fairly OddParents - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 4 - Words: 37,216 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 227 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 12/25/2016 - Published: 4/26/2009 - Timmy, Vicki
Mini Adventures by Ren Yuzuki reviews
TFP - If it wasn't for that weapon they wouldn't need to deal with this right now! Starscream, Knock Out, and Soundwave try to keep a secret hidden, but sparklings were always curious. Even if they were versions of themselves! Disclaimer: Do not own Transformers.
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 24,230 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 123 - Updated: 12/29/2014 - Published: 8/28/2013 - Soundwave, Starscream, Knock Out
It Only Got Worse on Earth by Bibliotecaria.D reviews
It only got worse on Earth, but it all started on Cybertron…
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,544 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/22/2014 - Published: 10/27/2013 - Soundwave, Megatron, Starscream - Complete
Your Own Personal Hell by Chibi Zia reviews
Mock high school AU. Takao met Kai during summer school, but little did he know the troubles that would follow him because of it in freshmen year. Kai's not your typical rebel; luckily Takao's not your typical idiot. He'll figure Kai out sooner or later.
Beyblade - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 93,828 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 12/1/2013 - Published: 4/13/2009 - Tyson G./Takao K., Kai H.
Tyson to a Different Tune by Feelin Glayish reviews
Ever since he was a little kid, Tyson wanted to ROCK. Now all he needs is a band. TyKa/AU/9Parts
Beyblade - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 42,537 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 8/24/2011 - Published: 9/22/2008 - Kai H., Tyson G./Takao K.
In Ruins by Lanie Kay-Aleese reviews
After becoming Champion, Satoshi doesn't know where he wants his life to go. But when he goes to a place he's visited in the past, he finds himself visiting the past quite literally, with a bitter and lovesick Shigeru along for the ride. Palletshipping.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 140,793 - Reviews: 464 - Favs: 613 - Follows: 311 - Updated: 6/30/2011 - Published: 6/30/2007 - Ash K./Satoshi, Gary O./Shigeru - Complete
Vacation by MikariStar reviews
A collection of BowserxPeach fluffy stories.
Mario - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 68 - Words: 91,911 - Reviews: 245 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 2/25/2011 - Published: 7/17/2007 - Bowser, Peach - Complete
Tragicomedy in Construction by Her Majesty of Pluto reviews
Tyson arrives as a freshman in the school that Kai, a retainee, is going to, and is chosen to play Juliet in the school's drama production. A lot of underlying tensions and heartfelt emotions to come to terms with...all within the setting of a play.
Beyblade - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 55,790 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 11/10/2009 - Published: 9/27/2009 - Kai H., Tyson G./Takao K. - Complete
Last Farewell by Liris reviews
At the end of his life, Holly pays Artemis one last visit. Not fluff, and an attempt to rid myself of writers block. Not beta'd, so any criticism welcomed. Sort of H/A, one-shot. Character Death
Artemis Fowl - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,060 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/30/2009 - Artemis F., Holly S. - Complete
Champion by Parasol Waddle Dee reviews
Red challenges the Champion of the Pokemon League.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,398 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/26/2009 - Red, Concordia/Helena - Complete
Seeing is Understanding by Chibi Zia reviews
G-Revolution in its entirety visit Kai's apartment when he is injured. Kai introspects as everyone tries to talk him into understanding friendship once and for all. And forgets to put on a shirt. Some humour here and there.
Beyblade - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,926 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/6/2009 - Kai H. - Complete
The Definition of a Rival by Stormy1x2 reviews
Part of the 'RaiS' arc. Ash takes his rivals very seriously. The rivals he acknowledges, that is. Established shishi, palletshipping. Paul fans, tread with caution.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,468 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 174 - Follows: 17 - Published: 2/27/2009 - Ash K./Satoshi, Gary O./Shigeru - Complete
The Pidgies and the Combees by Stormy1x2 reviews
Brock takes on the role of the Father Figure and intends to make sure Ash knows about the facts of life. Poor, poor Ash. Part of the 'RaIS' arc.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,882 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 9 - Published: 9/30/2008
Command of the King by Stormy1x2 reviews
A Team Rocket meeting reveals some long-term plans finally coming to fruition. Takes place in the 'RaiS' arc, after Sailing His Ship, and after the summer school episodes. Some Gio/Dom.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,666 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/17/2008 - Complete
Taking the Risk of Suffering by Stormy1x2 reviews
Another 'RaiS' installment. Takes place before 'Out of the Blue' and 'Sailing his Ship'. Gary has to tell Ash something, but Ash is making things difficult. Shonen ai, palletshipping. Full notes and spoiler warnings inside.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,466 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 13 - Published: 9/14/2008 - Complete
A Rock and a Hard Place by LingeringLuminosity reviews
“I’m going to imprint on this rock,” she announced to no one in particular, fixing her eyes on the rounded pebble she held in her hand so hard they began to water.
Twilight - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,180 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 371 - Follows: 34 - Published: 9/11/2008 - Jacob, Leah - Complete
A Formal Redress by Stormy1x2 reviews
Set during Diamond and Pearl. Does Professor Oak ever actually check out what pokemon Ash has seen on his journey over the years, via his pokedex? Maybe he should. Second story in the 'Rich and Intrepid Souls' fic line.
Pokémon - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,804 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 287 - Follows: 57 - Published: 9/6/2008
Rich and Intrepid Souls by Stormy1x2 reviews
Ash returns to Pallet town unannounced, worrying his mother. Gary, on a short break from the Saeda Island Institute, has the unfathomable urge to go forth and cheer up. Takes place after movie 8. See inside for spoiler warnings and details.
Pokémon - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,335 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 22 - Published: 9/3/2008 - Complete
Metronome by Stradivari reviews
It keeps the music in time whether dead or precise beauty, only the player can tell. :: TLC spoilers. Minerva.
Artemis Fowl - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,394 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/23/2006 - Artemis F. - Complete
Coil by mimsy-borogove reviews
When you break something, however daunting the task may seem, it's your responsibility to put it back together again. AU, inclusive of most of the unfinished Season Two scripts. Chapter 5 is up.
Invader Zim - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,377 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/12/2005 - Published: 10/23/2004
Bitter End by Lael Adair reviews
I turned him over to the scientists once I defeated him. I suppose I was just too nostalgic to do anything else. It was, after all, a promise that had existed between us since the very beginning. -oneshot-
Invader Zim - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,839 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 147 - Follows: 9 - Published: 1/26/2005 - Zim, Dib - Complete
Gigglywhatsit, Co by mimsy-borogove reviews
Few things are more terrifying than a day in the corporate jungle. One-shot. Warning: silliness.
Invader Zim - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,084 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Published: 1/12/2005 - Complete