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Author has written 5 stories for Transformers/Beast Wars.

UPDATE, July 2017:

Someone recently commented that I must have given up writing Beyond the Brink. The fact is I'm currently in the middle of a house move, so living out of boxes and with no working internet (the horror!). On top of this I am getting married in a month so yeah, busy. I also work full time in a job that is far more demanding than the desk-rabbit job I used to have! Thanks to all those who review my writing, I love reading what you have to say. :)

Hello, and welcome to the page of the Cheeky Little Lass.

If you’re here from Tumblr...

Then welcome! Hi! Chances are you may have been directed here by the awesome ladybajingoarts, who was incredibly kind enough to do some amazing art to go along with my stories. Obviously links don’t work on here, but be sure to look for her name on Tumblr.

UPDATE: Also check out whiteandblackbird who has also done some beautiful art!

I am known as itsthelass there if you'd like to follow. I don't post much though!

I took a Mary Sue Test!

For some reason the phenomenom in fan fiction known as Mary Sue has been on my mind lately. I decided to read up on what exactly makes a Mary Sue, and whether my Alexis falls into this category. I’ve always tried to make her as believable as possible, after all, the whole reason I decided to write these stories is I found the original Alexis storyline a disappointing, wasted opportunity.

Anyway, I ended up taking two Mary Sue tests online! It was great fun, and whilst a lot of the questions didn’t apply to my character, they certainly made me more aware of the clichés that writers often find themselves bolting onto their stories, in particular, projecting an ideal version of themselves onto the character. You can find links to the tests at the bottom of the page. The first test yielded this outcome:

“Alexis is only a little like you. She isn't really very cool: she blends into crowds, she hangs out on the fringes at parties, and wearing shades after dark makes her run into things. There's never been anything special about her that she could see; boy, is she in for a surprise. She's come in for her share of hurt, but gotten off with minor damage. And she's gotten no slack from you. In general, you care deeply about Alexis, but you're smart enough to let her stand on her own, without burdening her with your personal fantasies or propping her up with idealization and over-dramatization. Alexis is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of her.”

Score: 18. (out of a possible 100)

Oddly enough, the second test yielded the same number, this time out of a possible 170:

“15-20 - Borderline character. Characters in this range are potential MS's, who can go either way dependent on the author's skill.”

I feel happy with that. I think Alexis will always have an element of Mary Sue-ness, she has several things stacked against her from the beginning. I’ve tried to keep mine as far from perfect as I can. My Alexis has no magic powers, no defining physical characteristics (in fact I shy away from describing her much at all, save for a curvy figure and curly hair). She drinks too much, has a short temper, is technically able but certainly not brilliant. It made me start to think about ways in which my Alexis could be a Mary Sue, according to these tests.

1. Her mother died at some point in the past. BUT in my defence, this was only ever mentioned once by her own dad, and I’ve never really incorporated it into her past. My Alexis doesn’t tend to dwell on past sadness. Of course she misses her mum, but to me it’s irrelevant to the story.

2. Captured and put into slavery.

Well, yeah, she was. Pretty clichéd I guess. But also (let’s not forget fan fiction is meant to be FUN) it was a delicious excuse to have a few chapters where Starscream got to be Evil Owner, something I couldn’t pass up.

3. Befriended an ‘evil character who reforms’? Well, she’s certainly befriended Starscream, but I have tried hard to let him keep his evil persona, as for me, the moment Starscream becomes ‘good,’ he ceases to be interesting. So, maybe half and half there. As for falling in love with him – my views on this have always been a bit vague, and I'm not a fan of the slushy romance you seem to come across a lot on this site. There is definitely tension there... but love? Wait and see...

Anyway, it was a cool thing to do!

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Twisted Peppermint Airplanes by TheChocolateCake reviews
A grand space opera about two airplanes, driven by impulsive action and "it seemed like a good idea at the time." Pre-war, post-war, and some stuff in-between! Ft Starscream, Skyfire, and a friendship built on pizza! Also ft Skyfire's arch-nemesis! Ft peppermint? Read to find out.
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,666 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/4/2017 - Published: 1/27/2014 - Skyfire/Jetfire, Skywarp, Starscream, Thundercracker
Pets by MissCHSparkles reviews
Armada. "Oh, I was just thinking of keeping them as pets." What if Megatron had made good on his threat and kept Rad, Carlos and Alexis? What would have happened? Read on to find out, suggestions for this story welcome.
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 56 - Words: 213,771 - Reviews: 764 - Favs: 250 - Follows: 204 - Updated: 5/17/2014 - Published: 12/18/2009 - Alexis, Carlos L., Rad W.
A Human Friend by Fire Redhead reviews
Sequel to "A Pet Squishy". Set in AHM universe. As Earth falls and the human race is crushed beneath Decepticon rule, can Thundercracker and Lana's unique friendship endure?
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 23 - Words: 77,768 - Reviews: 494 - Favs: 232 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 5/25/2012 - Published: 8/5/2009 - Thundercracker, Skywarp, Megatron - Complete
Camille Meets The Transformers by pikachu13 reviews
2007 movieverse. In our latest chapter, Camille is trapped on a distant planet and is forced to fight battle drones while Starscream leisurely watches, but with no weapons to her arsenal, will death be the only relief for her?
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,269 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/13/2011 - Published: 7/3/2008 - Starscream, Tracks
Crosswinds by dixiegurl13 reviews
Post G1 Movie. A wandering soul decides to take up residence back on Earth. Problem is not everyone is too thrilled with the idea of having a resident ghost haunt their air base, least of all Capt. Alexis "Spades" O'Conner. Starscream X Alexis.
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 104,591 - Reviews: 286 - Favs: 159 - Follows: 125 - Updated: 12/13/2010 - Published: 5/18/2009 - Starscream, Alexis
Possession by LittleMewLugia reviews
When Starscream captures Sam, he puts his mark upon Sam to claim him. However, is he Starscream's possession, or is that merely Sam's human perception of something entirely different? This is actually clean.
Transformers - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 33,614 - Reviews: 223 - Favs: 368 - Follows: 182 - Updated: 9/1/2010 - Published: 8/21/2009 - Sam W., Starscream - Complete
The Dark Spark of Renewal by shortlived reviews
Haunted by a tragic loss, Alexis takes to the road. Unaware that she will be captured, rescued & Earth will be invaded. Yet who could have known the most life altering thing of all was to begin when Alexis caught the optics of Air Commander Starscream.
Transformers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 70 - Words: 197,967 - Reviews: 659 - Favs: 414 - Follows: 209 - Updated: 8/28/2010 - Published: 2/7/2008 - Bumblebee, Starscream - Complete
Face Down by grlwdgrntrk reviews
Takes place before the war on Cybertron has started but Decepticon forces are active. A neutral femme is taken from her home and forced to be a Decepticon pet. She must learn to be strong enough to survive the mental and physical abuse.
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 47 - Words: 126,941 - Reviews: 434 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 12/15/2009 - Published: 10/27/2007
You Are Mine by Fire Redhead reviews
Two-shot. TFA. ::Warning:: Dark fic. Cadmia, a captured Autobot femme, is subjected to the lusting whims of Starscream.
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: M - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,219 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 11/10/2009 - Published: 11/3/2008 - Starscream - Complete
A Pet Squishy by Fire Redhead reviews
G1 ish universe. Thundercracker captures a young woman to be his pet
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 41,892 - Reviews: 425 - Favs: 371 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 12/26/2008 - Published: 8/3/2008 - Thundercracker, Skywarp, Soundwave, Starscream - Complete
Domestic Liberation by Lnzy1 reviews
Alternate G1. It is suggested by many experts that if you ever find yourself kidnapped or taken hostage, it is always a better choice to cooperate with the assailant to avoid injury, but does this rule apply to alien abductions as well?
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 104,992 - Reviews: 418 - Favs: 231 - Follows: 220 - Updated: 12/22/2008 - Published: 4/12/2008
101 Fun Things to do With Humans by iratepirate reviews
Random human deaths at the hands of the Decepticons...what more can I say. Not too much gore though. All suggestions welcome!
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,144 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 16 - Published: 1/5/2008
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Beyond the Brink reviews
A failed attempt on his life leaves Starscream burning for revenge, but his only available clue is a name: Unicron-a strange, vast world where mechs of all factions fight over rich energon that oozes from the ground. Starscream and Alexis must go undercover as master and slave to discover who wants Starscream dead-but will they discover the planet's secret before it's too late?
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 45 - Words: 146,729 - Reviews: 304 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 8/6/2017 - Published: 3/17/2013 - Alexis, Starscream
Uneasy Elements reviews
Sequel to an Uneasy Alliance. Starscream's power and arrogance have grown even greater as he settles into his leadership over the Decepticons. Now he wants Alexis to rejoin him, on a special mission...
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 29 - Words: 76,379 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 3/12/2013 - Published: 1/6/2011 - Starscream, Alexis - Complete
I'm Watching You reviews
If you're dating Alexis, you had better pray that Starscream approves of the relationship. This is a fun little one-shot. Not connected to my other stories!
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,341 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/15/2010 - Starscream, Alexis - Complete
An Uneasy Alliance reviews
This is a sequel to An Uneasy Partnership. Earth has seemingly fallen to the decepticons. Alexis and Starscream are thrown together once more...
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 85,004 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 12/8/2010 - Published: 10/13/2009 - Starscream, Alexis - Complete
An Uneasy Partnership reviews
Uh oh, Starscream has regained his strength, and he isn't happy about Alexis keeping him in a barn for a week! Set in the UK, with G1/Armada influences. The first story in my series.
Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 10,152 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 10/11/2009 - Published: 10/5/2009 - Starscream, Alexis - Complete