LSMerlot
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Joined 12-02-09, id: 2165652, Profile Updated: 01-05-12
Author has written 4 stories for Card Captor Sakura, Teen Titans, and Naruto.

Life. Sucks. It is as axiomatic as saying that I was born one day and that some other day I must die. What does this have to do with fanfiction? Well, the immediate pertinence is that I'm tired, and I think I'm done. I'm beginning to think I even hate writing altogether, and I've become especially jaded with the way some people are about it—I'm not even limiting this to reactions I've received, but even to widespread movements against or for well-known published authors. Most of the reason why I ever bothered writing in the first place was at the behest of others, but alas, even for the sake of another, I cannot find reason enough to foray into the caustic bitterness and aggressive persecution so prevalent in the realms of creating something for the people's entertainment.

As for what I've written already, I would rather delete it all and remove from myself this odious burden I've been carrying. Unfortunately for my mental well-being, however, I hesitate to erase if only because apparently other people feel mistreated when an author simply removes his/her work.

And so, my conundrum. How do I burn my work into the ground, so to speak, without feeling guilty about the people mourning the ashes? Well, for the moment, I'll apply my usual solution to most of life's problems: Ignore it until it goes away by itself. (And yes, people, this rarely works, and I know that, but it's still my favorite solution. Judge me as you will.)

All of that being said, anyone who has bothered to read my profile has probably done so out of pure boredom or wanting to know if I'll be finishing/writing anything else. To the first category, I'll have some links in the next paragraph where you can better spend your boredom. To the second category, sorry, but no. Accuse me of giving up; lambast me for giving in; I don't care. It just wasn't for me, guys. I don't want it.

All right then, on to something not irritating. : ) I never read much on fanfiction.net (I've never had the time), but here are a couple of jewels I did run across. First is Lucia de'Medici, an author whom I have much respect for. Her artistry with language is absolutely mesmerizing, in my opinion. Even if it's not your fandom, seriously, read her work (in particular, you may find yourself absolutely absorbed in The Ante). The second is the story Phantom of the Sand by Katie Day. To be honest, I haven't read anything else by Katie Day simply because I never got around to it, but I particularly liked Phantom of the Sand. : )

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Turquoise and Jade reviews
One-shot. Fall is in the air, and Sakura idly contemplates the cruel fate of the Kazekage.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,667 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/25/2011 - Sakura H., Gaara - Complete
Light and Dark or Dark reviews
T for violence and language. Raven loses control to her demon side during a battle, and there are problems that she doesn't want to acknowledge.
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 14,867 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 3/23/2010 - Published: 1/13/2010 - Raven
Understanding reviews
One-shot. A look into Raven's perspective.
Teen Titans - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,587 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/7/2010 - Raven - Complete
Guardian Dream reviews
A visitor alights on Sakura's window sill while she sleeps, and he considers what might have been. Brief one-shot.
Card Captor Sakura - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 921 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/9/2009 - Yue, Sakura K. - Complete