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Joined 01-16-10, id: 2219153, Profile Updated: 06-14-12
Author has written 28 stories for Fullmetal Alchemist, Final Fantasy IX, Harry Potter, Twilight, Star Wars, Detective Conan/Case Closed, Hikaru no Go, Skulduggery Pleasant series, Pandora Hearts, Mortal Instruments, Jisei series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, and Professor Layton.

Right then. (Heath Ledger impression) And here- we- go.

Name: Megan. But I have been called Bootsy, Rootbeer, Dr. Royal Parking Lott, Witty (because I am so), Gretchen (still trying to figure that one out), Hibble, and Motorcycle, MC for short. You may call me any or all of those. I personally like MC...

Age: 16 and still unlicensed (sigh)

What else is there to say? I'm American. I'm a girl. Have I mentioned that? I like parentheses. I have three pets, an adorable little guinea pig named Reeses, and two turtles, Crouton (because he lives in a bowl and is probably crunchy) and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. I've been writing for (counts on fingers) four years now, and although I don't still write every fandom I've ever gotten into, I still look upon all of them fondly and read them every once in a while. Oh, right--

Fandoms: Harry Potter, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy IX and VII, Twilight, Star Wars, Fullmetal Alchemist, D. Gray-Man, Detective Conan/Magic Kaitou, plus some other minor delves.

Writing History: I was convinced, when I was eight, that I was going to be an author. I wrote a collection of novels and short stories (most of which were missing a beginning, or an end, and none of which had any semblance of logic to them whatsoever), but being eight, I forgot about my author fantasies within, probably, the month, and moved on to bigger and better careers, like rock star, astronaut, ballerina, detective, et cetera, et cetera. Four years later I was finally bullied into reading Harry Potter, and something just clicked. Like, yeah, this is what writing is supposed to be, what have I been doing for the past four years...?
Thus began an illustrious, epic career, and I can really call it a career, because I have gotten paid for writing, yes I have, I've earned two hundred dollars in all so far, hahaha! In the meantime I've written over fifty fan-fictions and short stories (the reasonably good ones are the ones you're reading), plus three book-like things (I'm still not quite sure what to call them. 'Novel' doesn't really fit...) and, yes, I am trying to get them published, and yes, I am indeed deluded, and yes, I will admit to actually having sent one of my manuscripts to Scholastic, but please understand that I made that decision at three a.m., and pretty much everything sounded good at the time...
Um. I'm sure there was a point in here somewhere... oh, yes. Pretty much, I may not be the best writer out there-- although I'm proud to say that I've been getting better, after plateau-ing for a good six months or so-- but I love writing, I even love how much I hate it sometimes, I'd like to keep doing it for the rest of my life. And I'm going to keep working and getting better so one day I can hear my name and J.K. Rowling's in the same sentence, and not with "is a huge fan of" in between.
YES, I know I'm deluded. Shut up.

Writing Style: Because I cut my reading teeth--or at least, my reading-good-literature-for-the-first-time teeth--on Harry Potter, I've naturally adopted the 'subjective third-person' as typical style. (If you haven't read Harry Potter (YOU SHOULD), the books are written in third person, but extremely sensitive to Harry's point of view, to the extent that some characters can actually be written as nicer or meaner than they really are depending on how Harry feels about them, almost like first person) However, I'll often experiment with different styles, testing levels of formality and how run-on-y I can make sentences without making them totally incoherent, as well as different points of view. You'll find some present tense if you look around, and a couple of second-person POVs. I've never attempted first person yet because... because, um, I can't do it right =_= I would love to one day figure out how to write first person without sounding insufferable and like I'm trying too hard. If anybody has any tips, or any writing tips in general, PLEASE tell me!

Policies: I don't swear. Not in my stories, not in real life. Normally that's not much of a problem, but with some characters (coughEdcough) it's very hard to get the dialogue right without swearing. I try to make up for it, rhythm-wise--I will use darnit, I think it's sort of cute--but I won't use @#. Actually, I will, but only in the context of serious crack, I wouldn't do it when I'm trying to keep a plot going. I'm not so clean as to not use 'Hell', but only as the place, not as a curse. I like to think that my writing is still readable without swears, but if you disagree--I'm sorry.
As for yaoi, I do, in fact read and like it, and I am altogether bewildered as to how that happened (It may not be that much of a mystery... Two words: Kingdom Hearts), although I probably won't be writing it for various reasons. I'll read anything good, pretty much.
Nothing explicit, period. If that ever changes, you'll be the first to know, though...

ALSO-- If you ever want a fellow fangirl to gush with- I'm your girl! ;)

I guess that's it. Some quoties for you all, and then on to the main event!

"HANAJIMA, MY SPEAR! GET ME MY SPEAR!" -Arisa (Fruits Basket)

"I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food trough water! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!" -Frenchman (Monty Python)

"Sorry I missed church. I was busy practicing witchcraft and becoming a lesbian."

"Princess Mary – short for Marylina Sue – was perfect at everything. Her hair flowed in nonexistent wind; she could fight better than any warrior; any dress she wore looked perfect on her; and all men loved her."

“I once prayed to God for a bike, but quickly found out it didn’t work that way…So I stole a bike and prayed for His forgiveness.” –strong123

"All things considered, insanity may be the only reasonable alternative."

“Wretched, ephemeral race, children of chance and tribulation, why do you force me to tell you the very thing which it would be most profitable for you not to hear? The very best thing is utterly beyond your reach: not to have been born, not to be, to be nothing. However, the second best thing for you is: to die soon.” – Aristotle

"Congratulations. You made my Grandma laugh." -Me

"Turn that frown sideways!" -Me

"My favorite analogy is the music-box one - I love to write stories that are sweet and innocent, but, like a music box going slowly off-key, everything alters but you barely notice it until the song ends and you're left blinking and realizing it had been off." –clovermagic

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” –Calvin & Hobbes

"You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be." -Chuck Palahniuk

“From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.” -Winston Churchill

“In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.” –Ellen DeGeneres

"Clothes really do make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society" - Mark Twain

"Hi. I'm probably home; I'm just avoiding someone I don't like. Leave me a message, and if I don't call back, it's you."

"Life isn't passing me by; it's trying to run me over."

"I like the idea of karma; you can go around and do bad things to people all day assuming they deserve it."

"Joey ate my last stick of gum, so I killed him. Do you think I'm wrong?"

"One day we’ll look back at this, laugh nervously, and change the subject." -Me

“This is not over a week late and definitely isn't the droid you're looking for.” –Me

"Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; Persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; Persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR." - Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

"All dreams are but another reality. Don't forget." - Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire

"All that you see or seem, is but a dream within a dream." - Edgar Allen Poe

"So if you care to find me/ look to the Western sky/ As someone told me lately/ Everyone deserves a chance to fly." - Elphaba, "Wicked"

"I feel today that my actions will be charged with symbolism." -Dinosaur Comics

"All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand." George Orwell, "Why I Write"

"(writes in assignment book) 10 am: Cloud Strife’s elbow becomes a portal to Narnia. Plan accordingly." -Me

“I mean every word I ever say, ever. Because I’m Harry Potter.” –Potter Puppet Pals

"No, I don’t think that the purpose of life is to discover yourself. Because if at the end of your life you finally succeed in discovering yourself, you’re gonna be like, Okay, so here I am, and then you’re gonna be, like, dead." –Me

Me, the totally unromantic nerd:
Boy: Could I borrow a map? I’m getting lost in your eyes.
Me: Have you tried Harry Krishna?

"I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once."

"No, I can’t just leave him… My CDs are in his car.” –Dane Cook

"Computer games don't affect kids. I mean, if PacMan affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music." - Marcus Brigstocke

"Behind every great man, there is a woman rolling her eyes."


New! Amazing 'Adventures of the Fullmeddle Alchemist' fanart of Ed in a skirt, from the awesome, lovely FullmetalKeyblade-13!! (squeals with happiness): http://haganex3hearts.deviantart.com/art/Ed-in-a-skirt-159081386

Catalysis by Teh Twinnesses Presents reviews
Work in progress. "Search for the value of that which you seek, for alchemy already knows." Alchemy knew what Ed wanted when his fingertips touched that circle, but Ed did not yet understand how value differs from price, how equivalent differs from equal. The Gate calculates with one small difference, and Trisha Elric lives - but the cost may be too high for Ed to afford.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 216,929 - Reviews: 479 - Favs: 1,256 - Follows: 1,246 - Updated: 5/29/2014 - Published: 6/16/2009 - Edward E., Roy M.
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Peter Pan Syndrome reviews
Your run-of-the-mill investigation goes very weird very fast. Turns out ghosts don't do good things for Detective Gurski's blood pressure, Li Mei is the only one who has any idea what's going on, and it's STILL not Kangai's fault. Really.
Jisei series - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,031 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/18 - Published: 7/7/2013 - Kangai, Aki M., Li Mei
Where The Real Stinkers Get Cracked
The very professional activities of Scotland Yard's "Golden Trio." Pre-Forbodium, friendship all around, Alfendi/Hilda if you squint.
Professor Layton - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 655 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/18 - Alfendi L., Hilda P., Justin L. - Complete
Faces reviews
Mia was backed up against her desk, looking so horrified it was almost funny. But Phoenix knew it wasn't exactly socially correct to chuckle while preparing your companion's imminent death, so he just grinned his bright, vaguely sheepish grin at her as he hefted Larry's statue in his hands. "Sorry, Chief." PsychoticMastermind!Phoenix; creepy, twisted sorta-ish Phoenix/Edgeworth
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: K+ - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,401 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 9 - Published: 12/19/2013 - Phoenix W./Nick - Complete
Honestly reviews
"Just – you're my eye of the storm. Please don't lie." Why Kangai is so truly terrible at lying, and why after three years of being on the run he still has not come up with a fake name. Written after Kansei but before Yousei, so may or may not be canon-compliant. Spoilers alert!
Jisei series - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,965 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/7/2013 - Complete
The Road to Rehabilitation reviews
Ed kept going as if Roy had never spoken. "Mind over matter," he declared stubbornly, stabbing a finger at Mustang. "I just won't eat." "Okay," said Roy, bemused. "Don't."
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 17,718 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 173 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 5/1/2011 - Published: 1/18/2010 - Edward E., Roy M. - Complete
City of Fallen Angels in Ten Minutes reviews
I read City of Fallen Angels so you won't have to! Join me on a wild adventure through love, lust, betrayal, robots, lederhosen, and extensive angst. Warning: Spoilers and heavy sarcasm ahead!
Mortal Instruments - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,185 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/27/2011 - Complete
Wonderland reviews
When time runs out. Oz's second and final exile to the abyss.
Pandora Hearts - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,416 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/29/2010 - Oz V., Alice - Complete
Adventures of the Fullmeddle Alchemist reviews
Nice little mess you've gotten yourself into this time. Full summary inside.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 20,919 - Reviews: 191 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 4/19/2010 - Published: 1/25/2010 - Edward E.
Disorientation reviews
Not, strangely enough, the act of becoming less similar to China. "Either Valkyrie had become incredibly adult within the past, oh, nineteen minutes or so, or she had gone deaf." Compensation gift for the ever-patient natureismagic.
Skulduggery Pleasant series - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,065 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 24 - Published: 4/1/2010 - Complete
Going On Seventeen: A Drabble Collection reviews
Six going on seventeen. Detective Conan drabbles from every edge of the spectrum; humor, angst, romance, and everything in between.
Detective Conan/Case Closed - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 6,742 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 2/22/2010 - Published: 2/4/2010 - Complete
Royladdin and the Fullmetal Genie reviews
In which Roy gets a shock, three wishes, and an inconvenient baby-sitting job. Turns out taking care of just one brat of a genie- especially one with a price on his head- is harder than it sounds.... AU.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,956 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 2/14/2010 - Published: 2/4/2010 - Edward E., Roy M.
scrap paper: a drabble collection reviews
Friendship, humor, angst, and romance, sprinkles of Ed/Winry. Challenge Twelve: "This is your first date, and MY first date, and we're gonna do this the way it's supposed to be done if it KILLS somebody!"
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 6,556 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 2/10/2010 - Published: 1/20/2010 - Edward E. - Complete
Quarters: A Drabble Collection reviews
Halves of halves, a study of Hikaru and Sai. Written for October 2nd, Guardian Angels' Day.
Hikaru no Go - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 1,299 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/9/2010 - Published: 2/5/2010 - Hikaru S., Fujiwara no Sai - Complete
Asymmetrical: Mini Drabbles for Roy and Ed reviews
A truckload of minidrabbles dedicated to Parental!Roy/Ed: officially complete. “The day that Ed learned about the Flame Alchemist’s little weakness, he stood grinning outside the Colonel’s window for an hour in the rain, just to annoy him."
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 4,289 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 258 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 2/6/2010 - Published: 1/25/2010 - Edward E., Roy M. - Complete
Shakespeare reviews
There is something to be learned from everybody. Roy has dating advice, Riza has common sense; and Sheska understands the theory of Shakespeare. Edward/Sheska two-shot, bits of Roy/Riza.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,173 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/3/2010 - Published: 1/22/2010 - Edward E., Sciezska - Complete
Barriers reviews
He's learned long ago not to ask about these things.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 834 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 13 - Published: 1/28/2010 - A. Heidrich, Edward E. - Complete
Conanrella reviews
Cinderella, Detective Conan style. Hubris, nemesis, etei. Written a million years ago, so beware the excessive caps and such.
Detective Conan/Case Closed - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,246 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/28/2010 - Published: 1/20/2010 - Shinichi K./Conan E., Ran M. - Complete
Inevitability reviews
And the transmutation circle surrounding the entire city of Lior erupts into a blinding chasm of power and suddenly the world is not grays and browns but white and burning and raw power that nearly lifts him off the ground.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,389 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/24/2010 - Edward E., Roy M. - Complete
Of Macaroni and Fire Alarms reviews
Zidane and Steiner explore uncharted enemy territory: the kitchen.
Final Fantasy IX - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,628 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/22/2010 - Zidane T., A. Steiner - Complete
Skillful reviews
In which Edward takes drastic action.
Twilight - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 400 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/20/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Repeating History reviews
It was exactly the question Obi-Wan knew was coming, had practiced answering, and waited for every day, and still he didn’t know how to answer.
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 491 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/19/2010 - Luke S., Obi-Wan K. - Complete
The Theological Virtues reviews
Faith, Hope, and Charity. Two brothers discuss life after, and Ed makes a list.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 871 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/19/2010 - Alphonse E., Edward E. - Complete
FiReFLy reviews
Edward’s mother had taught him many things, but out of all of them, only one lesson changed his life so completely: Fireflies are meant to be free.
Twilight - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 877 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/19/2010 - Edward, Bella - Complete
And Sand reviews
“…Crunch?” he wondered.
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 290 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/19/2010 - Anakin Skywalker - Complete
Snack reviews
This will only hurt for a moment.
Twilight - Rated: K+ - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 426 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/19/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Breathe reviews
In... Out... In... Out....
Twilight - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 813 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/19/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Abacus reviews
They were just beads sliding one-by-one down an abacus, tiny and insignificant. Maybe they could add up to something. Maybe. But as long as there was no use for them, why bother counting?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 783 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/18/2010 - Severus S. - Complete
Jealous reviews
If you were such a remarkable Angel of Death, Zidane," he told him, testing the repulsive boy’s name in his mouth before he would dispose of the brat forever, "you wouldn’t have been so easy to defeat." Request fic.
Final Fantasy IX - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,087 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Published: 1/18/2010 - Kuja, Zidane T. - Complete