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Author has written 4 stories for Transformers/Beast Wars, Transformers, and Katekyo Hitman Reborn!.

Hello there! I'm glad you stopped by to visit me :)

If you're here because you like what you've seen of my writing, please take a moment to browse my "In The Works" section just a bit further down on the page, and make sure to cast your vote in the poll right up at the top! Your input is always welcome and very appreciated -- thank you!

Here are a few notes about myself as a writer, and the stories I'm writing/have written:

Currently I've only written for two series so far. I like to be able to dedicate a lot of thought to a story, and give myself the chance to really nurture it before I feel comfortable drafting it up and posting it. I tend to have a bit of a short attention span, so I don't like to dedicate myself to a story unless I know I'll maintain my interest in the long term. So far, Transformers and KHR! are the two series that have, without fail, kept me enraptured for years on end.

  • My main focus at the moment is My Negative Rainbow. This is a story that I've been developing privately for a few years at this point, and I finally feel confident enough in my writing abilities to give it a shot. It's the first story that I've plotted out extensively, with multiple story arcs that I hope to post in separate installments (I'm usually more of a "pantser" -- if you've participated in NaNoWriMo, you're probably familiar with the term, but for those of you who aren't, it just means I would fly by the seat of my pants while writing, with no planning whatsoever). Updates tend to be slow going, as the chapters are usually fairly lengthy, so I have to dedicate extra time and effort to the whole writing/editing process.
  • A Mother's Love is my second priority right now. I intend for it to be a much shorter, more contained story than MNR will be. The chapters themselves will also be shorter, so I should hopefully be able to update much more frequently. If you prefer quick and easy reads to those with long overarching plots, definitely go for this one.
  • Both TF Academy and It's Our Nature to Rebel were written using the pantsing method described above, and I faced the same problem with both: insurmountable writer's block. I ultimately dropped both of them, one much more quickly than the other. At the moment, I don't have nearly as much confidence in my ability to write competently within the TF fandom so I probably won't be publishing anything new for it any time soon, but I do hope I'll eventually start rounding out my portfolio a bit more.
  • TF Academy was the first story I published on here, back when I was first trying my hand at writing seriously (almost three years ago); it certainly shows. Frankly, it's not very well written and never even got to the point of having any semblance of a plot. Part of me desperately wants to delete it and cover up all traces of its existence, but I choose to keep it up so that it might serve as a benchmark of sorts. It's an easy way for me to look back and see how I've improved since then, but that's about all it is. I don't really consider it a story, so read at your own risk.
  • It's Our Nature to Rebel, on the other hand, is something I consider at least worth salvaging. As it stands right now, I feel like the writing is immature and reflective of my mindset at the time, while the plot and characters are weak if nothing else. I have some new ideas on where I could take it and how to improve upon it, so I'm definitely planning to execute a complete rewrite. However, I don't have a set timeline, so I'm not sure exactly when that might happen.
  • Note: I am a fan of OCs. This is because I like to nurture that creative part of myself as a writer, and I like to give myself the chance to regularly practice creating and developing characters in a realistic fashion. When I create original characters, I do my best to stray as far away from self-insertion as I can. I know OCs can be a red flag that will immediately turn some people away from a story, but I would appreciate it if you would give my creations a chance. I put a lot of thought and effort into them, and I would hate it if they were the reason my stories didn't get read. Of course, I am more than open to feedback and critique, as I know I am far from perfect as a writer. If you can keep it mature and respectful, I will respond in kind.
  • At the moment, I am juggling a number of community college courses along with some ongoing health issues, so even though I try to update as regularly as I can, there will be times where I'm just swamped with annoying real life stuff. If I know in advance that I'll be taking a hiatus of some sort, I will post an announcement here on my profile or on my blogs, so be sure to check those if I seem to fall off the face of the Earth!
  • If you have a question about a story, want to drop a comment, or just feel like chatting, feel free to shoot me a message! I adore meeting new people, and I'd love to be your friend! :)

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    Story Statuses:

    My Negative Rainbow - Ongoing, semi-regularly updated

    A Mother's Love - Ongoing, regularly updated

    It's Our Nature to Rebel - Hiatus/currently being rewritten

    Transformers Academy - Discontinued (May be rewritten, but highly unlikely)

    In The Works:

    At the moment, I'm working on multiple fic ideas for KHR, many of which are AUs. Since the majority of them will be long, multi-chapter fics, I can't realistically get all of them up in a timely manner, much less update them regularly. I'm very passionate about all of them, though, and I plan to see each and every one through to the end, regardless of how long it takes. You, as my readers, definitely have a say in this, however -- if you'd really like to see one of these, make sure to cast your vote in the poll up at the top of the page! If I see that there's a strong preference, I'll re-prioritize as needed!

    Blackout - With everything he already has to deal with, between Reborn's spartan-like training, trying to maintain a normal life at school, and doing everything he can to avoid becoming a mafia boss, this is the last thing Tsuna needs. The power in the house has gone out. Phones and other electronics have all stopped working. All of Namimori has been plunged into darkness -- and the lights aren't showing any signs of coming back on.

    Twist of Fate - Kyoko and Haru are hardly weak of will. Given the chance, and the right circumstances, they would leap to their family's defense just as quickly as their male counterparts. How would things have turned out if, through some twist of fate, they had taken the respective roles of the Sun and Lightning Guardians?

    State of Suspense - The Cielo is a colonization ship, one of the largest of its kind on the longest space transport mission mankind has ever attempted. A 600 year journey, approximately 75,000 humans frozen for transport, another 25,000 crew members living their lives out on the ship, leaving their war-torn home planet behind. Tsuna was meant to sleep through the centuries, but 350 years into the trip, he's violently pulled from his peaceful slumber. Now awake, with no clear reason as to why, he finds himself with far more questions than answers. Who woke him up? What is this "Cielo Bond" that everyone keeps mentioning? Why is a young woman's sudden disappearance accepted so unquestioningly throughout the crew? And why does it feel like the dissent that's been brewing on board has something to do with his reanimation?

    Blood and Circuits - In an age where science and technology have advanced at a remarkable pace, synthetic beings -- robots -- are commonplace. The AIs walk among humans, catering to their every whim, taking the jobs no one wants, and helping society work towards a perfect world. For Tsuna, though, life feels anything but. He's become a regular victim of the school bullies, and each day is getting harder and harder to push through. But then, out of nowhere, his father returns home from one of his long business trips with a birthday present: A Vongola Industries AI prototype of the next model in their line, GX-0059. Will this new companion be able to turn Tsuna's life around, or will all of the bugs and glitches in his programming send him to the scrap heap?

    Stars in the Void - The galaxy is vast, but the Houses of Ignis share a bond stronger than blood. Tsuna is a typical child of the sky that calls the House of Caelum, one of seven planets in orbit around their system's small sun, his home. The most he has to worry about is how hard classes will be on the satellite cluster, which will soon serve as his school. That is, until a disturbingly well coordinated attack kills Caelum's Guardian and throws the rest of the Houses into disarray. With the seven Knights of the Vongola Royal Guard out of commission, Tsuna suddenly finds himself appointed as the Guard's new commanding officer. Before he can even question it, he's sent off on a journey across the solar system to gather the rest of the Knights and get to the bottom of those rumors spreading throughout the houses, the whispers saying the attack originated from the mythical exiled 8th House -- the House of Nox.

    So I've been getting some questions about my writing process, and I've noticed that they tend to be fairly similar, so I decided to amass them into a little FAQ of sorts. If you've got any other questions that aren't covered here, by all means, please ask away! I love hearing from you!

    1. Do you have a beta?

    Currently, no. Since I was still fairly new to posting my own work when I started writing MNR, I forwent the beta hunt out of sheer self consciousness. My work could probably stand to have one, but I've just grown accustomed to doing all of my editing on my own. I'm bound to miss some of my mistakes, though, so if you spot something glaring, please let me know!

    2. When do you write?

    Almost exclusively at night. This is actually a really bad habit of mine, it's not unusual for me to stay up until the early hours of the morning trying to squeeze out every last bit of productivity I've got. Even when I have a free day, I don't really hit my stride until the sun goes down. It's a ruthless cycle.

    3. How long does it take you to write?

    Forever. Like I said above, I need to be in "the zone" in order to get anything substantial done, and it's really difficult for me to get to that point. The result is this excruciatingly long period of time where I force out each individual word, and it feels like pulling teeth. I am far too familiar with spending three or four hours staring at a screen with only 4-500 words to show for it in the end (and considering my tendency to write 10K word chapters...I'll let you do the math). In any case, on a good day, I can get a chapter out in probably three or four hours if I do it in one sitting. More often, though, I have to write in little bursts and it can take anywhere between 2-4 weeks for me to finish up a chapter, editing included.

    4. How do you come up with new ideas?

    No matter how many times I get asked, I still haven't come up with a very good answer for this. All I can say is, frame of mind matters a lot. I tend to get inspiration from all sorts of media; whenever I see something I like, I just take note and tuck it away for future reference. I never used to do this -- it wasn't until I started working really seriously on a story, to the point where I was thinking about it almost all the time, that I began to just automatically draw inspiration from everything around me. When you've constantly got "What would make a good story?" running on a loop in the back of your mind, everything else just sort of falls into place.

    5. How do you plan out your stories?

    Well, like I said above, I used to just make it all up as I went. That method definitely had its merits -- it was very fun and kind of adventurous, and I actually got everything down much more quickly than I do now. In the end, that style just didn't really work for me, though. Now, I'm in love with the detailed plotting and planning process, I may even like it more than the actual writing of the story itself! I tend to start out with an idea for the general setting, before moving on to characters -- I try to flesh them out as much as I can before I start putting together the beginning, middle, and end of the story. A lot of the time, while I'm working on the characters, I get a lot of ideas for individual, stand-alone scenes, which I jot down and put aside for later. By the time I get to the actual outlining stage, I've amassed so many of these little tidbits that its more just a matter of finding the best order to put them in an finding a way to tie them together. I definitely recommend writing programs like Scrivener or yWriter if you're very detail and organization oriented.

    6. How do you improve your writing?

    Ugh. Uuugggghhhh. I really wish there was some great step by step guide I could pass on for this question, but there really isn't any easy way to do this. You just do it. Write, and read, and read a whole lot about writing. I'm still so far from where I'd like to be, but as far as I know, this is the only way there is to improve. It's a labor of love, but it's hard work! Definitely establish some favorite books and authors. You're going to be reading these over and over again, so you should at least enjoy it! When you read stuff that you love, try and pick out what it is that you like -- is it the vocabulary? The length of their sentences? The way they describe things? As you focus on all these little things that you love, you'll tend to absorb them and integrate them into your own writing automatically. Voilà! You're developing your own voice! Besides that, all I can really suggest is to look for writing advice. Tumblr's a great resource, but there are tons of websites and blogs out there dedicated to writing great articles on the trade! Just muck around, read stuff from all over the place, and find the ones that work for you! It's gonna take time and patience and a lot of effort, but I know you can do it! Good luck!

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    Seven Devils by WindMillsOfOurMinds reviews
    If she left her father's cage and entered a new one…a better one, she would breathe a little bit easier. All she had to do was give the boss a child; just one…and she could hope that it would be enough to be allowed to do as she pleased. There was nothing holding her back. Rated M for smut, swearing, and violence.
    Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 102,580 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 216 - Follows: 220 - Updated: 7/17 - Published: 12/11/2014 - Xanxus, OC
    The Fight for Namimori? by ikrose234 reviews
    Vongola is faced with a difficult situation. Confronted by an unknown enemy, will they sacrifice their identities as normal students to protect innocents? The seven Guardians must hold the school grounds and protect the students until support can arrive! Will they fall or will their allies reach them in time? Are they the allies that they expected? Who can help them now?
    Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Rated: T - English - Family/Suspense - Chapters: 14 - Words: 47,837 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 322 - Follows: 385 - Updated: 10/13/2016 - Published: 5/3/2013 - Vongola 10th Generation
    Criminal Minds by Beef Tonkatsu reviews
    Tsunayoshi Sawada, after being accused of murder was sent to an secluded island. Here stand Amano Akira Academy, an institution that takes in murderers that are still too young to be locked into jail. Here he meet an oblivious baseball bat wielding psychopath, a failed terrorist, a cow boy who likes to electrocute people to death and an devil dressed as an angel.
    Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,760 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 166 - Follows: 247 - Updated: 6/1/2016 - Published: 6/5/2015 - H. Gokudera, T. Yamamoto, Tsuna/Tsunayoshi S., OC
    The Sky Charm by Leii-Leii reviews
    Tsuna's (arguably) best trait is put to good use with his new job at the cake shop. AU, episodic, crackish, ALL27.
    Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 32 - Words: 88,658 - Reviews: 974 - Favs: 1,848 - Follows: 1,929 - Updated: 4/16/2016 - Published: 6/7/2015 - Tsuna/Tsunayoshi S.
    the Perfect Wish, the Imperfect Faith by Silent-melody2413 reviews
    Tsuna was meant to be in his twin's, Ieyasu's, shadow and aided by his sister, Tsunahime. There are no such thing as Vongola, Estraneo, wars, or mafia in his world. However, one person he never knew existed had chose him and gave him the gift of 'will' among other things. To what end? "Kill Ieyasu or he will kill you". The power struggle begins. Warnings inside. T for violence
    Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,273 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 6/12/2015 - Published: 5/9/2015 - Tsuna/Tsunayoshi S., Arcobaleno, Vongola 1st generation, Vongola 10th Generation
    A Behavioral Analysis on Vongola Decimo and his Famiglia by There'sALeekInTheBoat reviews
    "Trial #137 has resulted in failure. Sawada Iemitsu continues to follow me, although now with an increase in questions about a 'girlfriend'. Also, Tsunayoshi advised that Trial #128 should not be replicated in his presence again. Or anyone's. Ever." Reine writes of the trials and tribulations of protecting and joining the Vongola Decimo and his family.
    Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 17,478 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 6/4/2015 - Published: 12/7/2014 - Tsuna/Tsunayoshi S., OC
    An Italian Walks into a Bar: The CEDEF Arc by Tsukiko Yamada reviews
    Tsuna's life has always been far from normal. As if restoring the Arcobaleno, breaking a one-thousand-year-old curse, defeating Checkerface, and perhaps saving the world wasn't enough. Now, when the fate of CEDEF rests in the hands of corrupt, evil Canadians, Tsuna must once again confide in his friends to rescue his comrades from death row. Set two years post-manga.
    Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Rated: T - English - Crime/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,758 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/10/2014 - Published: 3/29/2014 - Reborn, Tsuna/Tsunayoshi S., Vongola 10th Generation
    Endless Rainbow by AliceTheBookGirl reviews
    The curse is as endless as a rainbow and if you think you've reached the end, what awaits you is only fool's gold. Tsuna and his guardians know this best when they realized nothing will ever be the same.
    Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Rated: K - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,865 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 12 - Published: 3/24/2014 - Reborn, Tsuna/Tsunayoshi S., Vongola 10th Generation - Complete
    Classified Information! by SushiBomb reviews
    DISCONTINUED. Random facts, quirks, dirty little secrets, private thoughts, OOC moments, embarrassing habits...Everything you could have ever wanted to know about everyone in KHR in 50 sentences. Rated for Language, Themes, and content.
    Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 38,979 - Reviews: 364 - Favs: 350 - Follows: 209 - Updated: 7/1/2011 - Published: 11/9/2010
    Ten Things About the Vongola Family by Morte Lise reviews
    ...That they'd never tell anyone about themselves on pain of death. Because God forbid people start getting the impression that they're all CRAZY or something...
    Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 18,028 - Reviews: 356 - Favs: 765 - Follows: 504 - Updated: 5/14/2011 - Published: 2/11/2010
    At the Beginning by Bearit reviews
    There is a severe disconnect between Giotto's first impressions of his future Guardians and who they really are; after all, nothing in this world is ever as it seems. A story about how the Primo Family met and became the Vongola.
    Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 47,717 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 2/14/2011 - Published: 10/5/2010 - Giotto/Ieyasu S./Vongola I/Vongola Primo, 1st Storm Guardian/G
    Flames and Family by madashes2ashes reviews
    KHR AU Alternate Universe . After the Varia Arc. A story following Tsuna and his Family as he grows into his power and claims it as his own. An invisible enemy appears that is more of a threat than it seems.
    Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 69,328 - Reviews: 329 - Favs: 663 - Follows: 185 - Updated: 12/27/2007 - Published: 12/18/2007 - Complete
    Hero of the Slums by madashes2ashes reviews
    A Christmas Special
    Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,244 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 183 - Follows: 26 - Published: 12/23/2007 - Complete
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    My Negative Rainbow reviews
    While Tsuna has never wanted anything to do with the Vongola, an unexpected request from the Ninth finally convinces him to take the first step towards becoming a leader...but one step is all it takes to fall down the rabbit hole. As he digs himself deeper into the underworld and weaves himself into a web of lies, Tsuna will have to learn that things are never quite what they seem.
    Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 109,408 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 6/16/2015 - Published: 1/25/2014 - H. Gokudera, Ryōhei S., T. Yamamoto, Tsuna/Tsunayoshi S.
    A Mother's Love reviews
    When your son is a potential successor to a powerful Mafia family, it's really just a matter of time before someone hires someone else to kill him. When you're the only one that can protect him, you've either got to step up to the plate or let the chips fall where they may. Fortunately, as far as Nana is concerned, there is nothing a mother won't do for her son.
    Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,551 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 187 - Updated: 4/14/2015 - Published: 3/17/2015 - Nana S., Iemitsu S., Tsuna/Tsunayoshi S.
    It's our nature to rebel reviews
    What if the Autobots never came back? What if Sam didn't save the day, and the Decepticons actually succeeded? The answer is, humans would never take it laying down.
    Transformers - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,598 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/8/2012 - Published: 12/28/2011
    Transformers Academy reviews
    Rebecca is like any other kid starting a new school: nervous and scared. But what happens when no one comes to pick up the new students? And what's she supposed to do when things start shooting at her? Quickly, she finds that this isn't a typical academy!
    Transformers/Beast Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,118 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/26/2011