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Author has written 5 stories for One Piece, and Liar Game.

“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.” – Oscar Wilde


Hello my darlings (hahaha, I've always wanted to say that sometime, somewhere, to someone XD),

I am an official alien, a self-proclaimed genius at doing nothing, and a proud GACKT fangirl! I find writing very therapeutic; whenever I have something on my mind, I always need to rant to stop thinking about it and writing is just the written form of ranting. Having said that, I have to admit that I am more of an artist-wannabe than a writer, and when I pick up a pencil, it is more likely to doodle or draw than to pen some awesome lucubration. Having read a ton of fanfiction over too many years to admit honestly, I have finally decided to try and write some of my own. Et voila. I am extremely slow so I apologize in advance for anyone who is (or will potentially be) disappointed at the slow updates.


Current Obsessions:

Love: Benedict Cumberbatch
Music: Maroon 5
Video Game: Lego Harry Potter
Theatre: Frankenstein (2011)


All-time Favourites

Anime: One Piece!
Manga: One Piece, Skip Beat!, Rurouni Kenshin, In the Walnut
Movie: Nightmare Before Christmas
Musicians/Bands: GACKT, X Japan
Actors: Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, David Tennant, Sean Connery, Daniel Craig
TV: Sherlock, Doctor Who, Nodame Cantabile, Galileo (Jdrama), Liar Game
Video Games: Final Fantasy
Fiction: Harry Potter, Howl's Moving Castle
Non-fiction: Hitching Rides with Buddha, Wild Swans


Japanese Language Tips

Since most of the fics under the "anime/manga" section are based off Japanese works, I really love it when I come across those little bits of Japanese in someone's masterpiece because it really links it back to the original work. When the Japanese is slightly wrong, I chuckle a little and applaud the author for his/her efforts. HOWEVER, there are a few errors that I see over and over again, to the point where they get really annoying. So for anyone who cares, here's a list of them, why they're wrong, and suggestions on how it could be better/what could be used instead. I'll be adding to this list as I think of/come across them.

The use of the words "-koi" and "-ai" as endearments.
In English, people often use the word "love" as an endearment, and while the words "koi" and "-ai" do mean "love," Japanese people neither attach it to the end of a name ("Asuka-koi") nor use it to substitute for the whole name ("dinner is ready, ai"). For girls calling guys, "Anata" would be a better choice for married couples, and "darling" and "honey" have become popular since English is "cool." As for guys, endearments are not manly, so most of them don't do it. Calling a girl by her first name will usually have her simpering already.

The different ways of saying "I"
- Ore (pronounced "au-reh") - very informal way for guys, used between friends, etc.
- Boku - informalpolite'ish for guys, used between friends, classmates, acquaintances, when talking to a teacher, etc.
- Watashi - neutralpolite for both genders...but from experience, most guys will only use it in formal situations cuz it's less "manly" than the two above.
- Atashi - informal for girls, used between friends, etc.
- Watakushi - very stiff and formal for both genders, usually not used unless you're aristocracy or in a VERY formal situation. People who use this on a normal basis to refer to themselves are usually seen as snobby (aka. Doumyouji's mother in HYD always used "watakushi")

Speaking of snobby, if you want to express arrogance and/or conceit, "ore-sama" is one comical way of self reference usually used in a joking way, kind of like "the great me" or something. Also, a less frequently used one is having "kono" (literally "this") in front of one's own name. Yes, that would mean your character is referring to themselves in third person. For example, Sesshoumaru in Inuyasha always refers to himself as "kono Sesshoumaru" like "who dares disturb this Sesshoumaru?" It's kind of amusing.

Subject-Verb-Object (SVO) vs. Subject-Object-Verb (SOV)
This one is a little technical, but for anyone who wants to write a full Japanese sentence, English is a SVO language, meaning the subject (person doing the thing) comes first, followed by the verb (what they're doing), and the object (the thing/person that the action is done to) is last. So, for example, in the English sentence

"I kicked the puppy."
Subject - "I"
Verb - "kicked"
Object - "the puppy"
(no puppies were harmed in the creation of this example)

Japanese, on the other hand, is a SOV language, where sentences almost ALWAYS end with a verb and everything, including what/who the action is being done to, comes before the actual action. So the same sentence above, in Japanese, would be

"watashi wa koinu wo ketta.(literally, "I the puppy kicked.")
Subject - "watashi" (I)
Object - "koinu" (puppy)
Verb - "ketta" (kicked)
(no puppies were harmed in the translation of the above example into Japanese)

So, in other words, the quick and dirty tip is to ALWAYS HAVE THE VERB LAST. Do that, and you should be good.

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The Great Quidditch Game by thequeergiraffe reviews
Part 3 of my series, The Brave and The Cunning, in which Sherlock has an admirer who likes to play his own sort of game, using the golden snitch as a timer. Rated for pre-slash.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,688 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 7/28/2012 - Published: 5/5/2012 - John W.
The Blind Goblin by thequeergiraffe reviews
Part 2 of my series The Brave & The Cunning. John visits Gringott's for the first time, gets a beard- ahem, girlfriend- and learns a little about Sherlock's past as the twosome try to solve a smuggling case. Rated for smut.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 22,458 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 5/3/2012 - Published: 4/24/2012 - John W. - Complete
A Study in Green & Silver by thequeergiraffe reviews
The first part of the series: The Brave & The Cunning. Sherlock and John are Hogwarts students forced together despite their differences by the Inter-House Challenge. Post-2nd Wizarding War era, spoilers for Sherlock ep.1
Crossover - Harry Potter & Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Crime/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,530 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 4/24/2012 - Published: 4/8/2012 - Sherlock H. - Complete
Remember Me by wynteralchemyst reviews
"She watched the timeline to see him." Feeling the loneliness of an observer of the entire timeline, Lightning finds herself watching the life of one person in particular. The night before it all goes down in Academia, she allows herself to see him.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,814 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/27/2012 - Published: 3/8/2012 - Hope E., Lightning - Complete
Dangerous Assumptions by Coragyps reviews
Sherlock attempts to discover what he wants and needs from John. Also, keep them both from getting killed. And also cover up a murder ...
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 31,867 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 237 - Follows: 171 - Updated: 1/10/2012 - Published: 6/28/2011 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
Reflections by H-thar reviews
AU: AiR Universe, holiday-themed gift fic for my reviewers. Read and enjoy!
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,181 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/8/2011 - Hope, Lightning - Complete
Faerie Touched by Blind Author reviews
Complete. AU. In a world of sorcerers and magic, Sherlock is a Faerie-born and John, lacking any kind of magical talent, often seems a bit out of place. But he has a gift all his own...Slash, Sherlock/John
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,781 - Reviews: 228 - Favs: 1,840 - Follows: 189 - Published: 6/16/2011 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
The Joke is Better the Second Time by TheShoelessOne reviews
Sometimes the joke gets funnier the more you tell it. Sequel to "Two Doctors, a Nurse, a Detective and a Scot". John/Sherlock.
Crossover - Doctor Who & Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,571 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 430 - Follows: 39 - Published: 5/10/2011 - 11th Doctor, Sherlock H. - Complete
Two Doctors, A Nurse, A Detective and A Scot by TheShoelessOne reviews
Stop me if you've heard this one... John/Sherlock
Crossover - Doctor Who & Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,436 - Reviews: 230 - Favs: 1,175 - Follows: 109 - Published: 5/5/2011 - 11th Doctor, Sherlock H. - Complete
Alone On the Water by MadLori reviews
Sherlock is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Warning: angst like whoa.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,210 - Reviews: 5087 - Favs: 11,680 - Follows: 1,363 - Published: 4/17/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The past is prologue by Rachel Indeed reviews
Sherlock Holmes and John Watson were first introduced in 2010. But they'd spent an hour together before that, here and there.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,595 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/25/2011 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
The Almost Empty House by Rachel Indeed reviews
An alternate universe story, set in the Harry Potter universe. Sherlock and John are on their way to Hogwarts. Sherlock is determined to live in an empty House, but things don't work out according to plan.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,175 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 244 - Follows: 27 - Published: 3/25/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Magic of Deduction by TheShoelessOne reviews
John Watson spends seven years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he meets the boy who will become the greatest man he'll ever know. Eventual John/Sherlock.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 8 - Words: 65,395 - Reviews: 696 - Favs: 2,357 - Follows: 396 - Updated: 3/13/2011 - Published: 1/27/2011 - John W. - Complete
How To Accidentally Open a Portal To Hell by patster223 reviews
John blamed milk, demons, and a certain portal to hell for ruining his Saturday. But mostly, he blamed Sherlock. Oh yes. Always Sherlock. Companion fic to How To Accidentally Summon a Demon.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,093 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 310 - Follows: 38 - Published: 2/22/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Playing With Fire by grannysknitting reviews
It isn't every day that you come home to find John in the front room playing with fire. The Mage of London is IN. Warnings - will be a darker fic than normal
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 14 - Words: 19,095 - Reviews: 215 - Favs: 259 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 2/20/2011 - Published: 1/24/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Anything But Elementary by xox-hattii-xox reviews
Danger is Sherlock's life, but this game of Moriarty's pushes it beyond anything else Sherlock and John have ever known. When the game is this deadly, there can only be one winner. And when you're playing for your life, you need something to live for.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 82,344 - Reviews: 281 - Favs: 425 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 2/17/2011 - Published: 10/31/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Always in Repair by H-thar reviews
AU:Lightning comes out of crystalstasis in the middle of a revived conflict with PSICOM, the last l'Cie to wake after the fall of Cocoon. Hope has a five year head-start, but even his expert mechanical skills can't fix the bigger problems of their future.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 129,858 - Reviews: 421 - Favs: 555 - Follows: 187 - Updated: 1/13/2011 - Published: 7/21/2010 - Hope, Lightning - Complete
How To Accidentally Summon a Demon by patster223 reviews
Sherlock is possessed by a demon. A damned, wicked soul that uses the kitchen table for blood rituals and experiments. John doesn't even notice the difference.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,411 - Reviews: 209 - Favs: 1,774 - Follows: 179 - Published: 12/22/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Burning Game by Lamiel reviews
AU. Two years after the Great Game, Moriarty is back and Sherlock couldn't be happier. John could. COMPLETE.
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 26,822 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 271 - Follows: 13 - Published: 12/8/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Writing on the Wall by grannysknitting reviews
AU fic - slash - unconnected to any of my previous stories. Lestrade notices John behaving oddly at a crime scene. Unfortunately so does Mycroft. What is it about the people living at 221B? Rating gone up due to chapter 3 - read the warning!
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 11 - Words: 24,139 - Reviews: 177 - Favs: 563 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 12/6/2010 - Published: 11/28/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Deception by whereSilencebegins reviews
With a new threat looming on the horizon that endangers the world's hard earned peace, Naruto must learn how to become a courtesan. What he never expects is to run into Sasuke...full summary inside. SasukexNaruto
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 143,673 - Reviews: 285 - Favs: 268 - Follows: 295 - Updated: 9/22/2010 - Published: 3/8/2010 - Naruto U., Sasuke U.
The Horizon by onironauta reviews
She didn't know how to stop it, or why she should stop it. Hope x Lightning. One-shot.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,963 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 192 - Follows: 16 - Published: 9/12/2010 - Hope, Lightning - Complete
Stuck in the Between by michelerene reviews
Naruto spun in a circle and tried desperately to understand where he was. What if the difference between life and death, heaven and hell, and this life and the next, rested on the shoulders of a person he’d never met. At least not this time. SasuNaru
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,455 - Reviews: 394 - Favs: 993 - Follows: 71 - Published: 12/4/2008 - Sasuke U., Naruto U. - Complete
Mind Games by wild-filly reviews
REPOSTED! Finally back after unexpected deletion. Yagami Raito had considered many possibilities arising from using the Death Note, but being handcuffed to a certain sugar reliant insomniac, and all that this entailed, was not among them... Raito/L.
Death Note - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 80,067 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 323 - Follows: 39 - Published: 9/21/2008 - L, Light Y. - Complete
Purging Your Life by michelerene reviews
Naruto purchases the Uchiha compound and finds a new way to express his feelings towards his missing best friend. One-shot. SasuNaru Citrus Fruits.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,241 - Reviews: 373 - Favs: 1,322 - Follows: 124 - Published: 1/25/2008 - Sasuke U., Naruto U. - Complete
Chronicles of the Deceased by wild-filly reviews
The requested 'sequel' to Mind Games! If you put two competitive, twisted, hopelessly paranoid and reluctantly affectionate geniuses in the same afterlife together, eternity truly doesn't stand a chance of normalcy. Slash.
Death Note - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 24,155 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 322 - Follows: 146 - Published: 7/4/2007 - L, Light Y. - Complete
Neko No Jutsu by GoldenFyre reviews
A jutsu gone wrong lands Sasuke in Naruto's house,as a cat no less and in his new house, he finds himself learning that he never really knew Naruto at all. SasuNaru another Smart!Naruto fic
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 59,069 - Reviews: 1588 - Favs: 2,150 - Follows: 617 - Updated: 4/18/2006 - Published: 11/28/2005 - Sasuke U., Naruto U. - Complete
Torch by Pony-Taled Baka reviews
A short little nonsense drabble I did during class. Roxas and Axel centric.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/7/2006 - Axel, Roxas - Complete
Lolita by Kamikakushi reviews
[AU] [Aoyagi Ritsuka smiled at the little butterfly, and took Soubi’s breath away.] A forbidden affair, a secret love, and all Hell breaks loose when the truth is revealed. R and R. Based on the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. [complete]
Loveless - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 22,329 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 273 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 2/17/2006 - Published: 8/27/2005 - Complete
End of All by lark lavroc reviews
How strong are your emotions? At what point do you just have to let go, even if it meant losing your heart? SasuNaru.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,967 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/3/2004
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Cracks In His Mask reviews
When, where, why, how, for what and whom would Akiyama drop his poker face? A series of really random drabbles.
Liar Game - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 693 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 7/10/2012 - Published: 7/6/2012 - Akiyama S., K. Nao - Complete
My Hands reviews
She had dreamed of him before in the last five years, ever since he had disappeared a month after the Liar Game ended without so much as a goodbye, but he never looked this different or this good... *LEMON*
Liar Game - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,423 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/28/2010 - K. Nao, Akiyama S. - Complete
Bewildering Temptation reviews
Oh yes, Akiyama knew what he wanted. Now the question was how he was going to get it.
Liar Game - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,506 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 176 - Follows: 150 - Updated: 5/19/2010 - Published: 4/10/2010 - Akiyama S., K. Nao
Kindness reviews
Nao thinks her Akiyama-san is very kind, but Akiyama knows better...or does he?
Liar Game - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 308 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/21/2010 - Akiyama S., K. Nao - Complete
Introspection reviews
Ace angsts as he awaits his imminent death. *SPOILERS up to ch556*
One Piece - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 910 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/15/2009 - Ace, Luffy - Complete