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Author has written 16 stories for Due South, Danny Phantom, and Monkees.

January 2, 2014

Today I became a published author. Well... a self-published author, but it's a real book, with pages and everything. It's a book of episode reviews, titled Monkee Magic: a Book about a TV Show about a Band. Available from and in e-book format from amazon, barnesandnoble and smashwords.

What a weird world this is...

Melanie (bluemoonalto)

September 11, 2012

I predicted, nearly a year and a half ago, that if I ever came back to writing it would be in a completely different way. Well, I was right. The fandom bug has bitten me again, and this time, it's a program much more suited to my age. The Monkees! I was a very young girl when the show made its debut in 1966, and it's still just as fresh and fun as ever. I've been writing and posting episode reviews on a Tumblr account () and Nantukos (the evil muse of Limerick poetry) has been hounding me night and day.

How very strange...

Melanie (bluemoonalto)

March 18, 2011

My goodness, it's been a long time since I've done this. I drifted away from the fandom in late 2007, as my inspiration to write fanfic waned. It may come back someday, but probably in a completely different way, as it has done before. (Due South and Danny Phantom? Really?) Anyway, once in a rare while I get an email from this site, letting me know that somebody has given me a "fave," or more rarely--and infinitely more precious--a review. It's always a delightful surprise to get such a notification.

Anyway, I realized about a month ago that I had about a dozen completed stories on the site, and one glaringly unfinished one. To my great shame. So I came back, dusted it off, and started writing again. Livin' Larger is almost finished, and when it's done I'll fade back into the woodwork again. But I do deeply appreciate every comment, so if you're so inclined, I'll be very thankful.

Melanie (bluemoonalto)

December 9, 2006

I once swore I would never limerick again, but I've just suffered another attack from Nantukos, the evil muse of limerick poetry. It took me six days to summarize the Danny Phantom episode "The Ultimate Enemy" in sixty-one limericks. I've also added a "how to write limericks" page to my website.

In happier news, I'm about to finish "Schroedinger's Anniversary." It's a great feeling to be writing again!

Melanie (bluemoonalto)

November 27, 2006

I'm up to 27 episode reviews and 5 essays on my site. "Schroedinger's Anniversary" is finally coming together, though I'm fairly certain it's going to have very little popular appeal. How are people going to react to a story that has no plot?

Melanie (Bluemoonalto)

September 12, 2006

Update: my website is growing! I now have fourteen episode reviews of my own, plus one from fellow author Victoria. I've added a soapbox page, where I will post essays and rants, and a "coming attractions" page for my fics-in-progress.

I've started a forum on, called "Beta Readers Central." It's designed to be a place where authors in need of a beta can find one, or people who are willing to be beta readers can offer their services. Additional threads are available for discussions related to beta reading issues. Do stop by!

Melanie (Bluemoonalto)

August 26, 2006

I just realized that some people have actually "visited" my profile, such as it was. . . which is to say, nothing at all. So I'll give at least some basic information about myself.

I first came to Chicago on the trail of the killers of my father, and have remained. . . no, that's not right. That's the Explanation from Due South, my first fandom. I'm the Keeper of the Explanation, as well as Frannie's water pistol, and I have a modest collection of Due South fanfic to my name, some of which is archived here on and all of which can be found on my Due South website ( That site also has an episode guide, brain teasers and a few rants. I do love to rant.

If you like my writing but don't know anything about Due South, try reading Chicago, 1968. It's a backstory for a minor character in the series, and a reader wouldn't have to know anything about the show for the story to make sense. It also happens to be my best work.

Now I'm dipping my toes into Danny Phantom fiction, having recently discovered the series while channel surfing on a lazy Saturday. Now that I have two fics finished and two more on the back burner, I've set up a Danny Phantom website ( with seven episode reviews so far (one in rhyme!) and my first Danny Phantom rant. If you'd like to contribute reviews for the site, please drop me a line!

Thanks for visiting,

Melanie (bluemoonalto)

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Jeremiad by Firefury Amahira reviews
n. A literary work or speech expressing a bitter lament or a righteous prophecy of doom. You make choices you regret for the rest of your life. For Valerie, that choice was her inability to accept that Danny Fenton and the ghostboy were one in the same.
Danny Phantom - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 18 - Words: 81,707 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 5/7/2007 - Published: 3/8/2006 - Danny F., Valerie G. - Complete
Anathema by Firefury Amahira reviews
Danny Fenton lost everyone that mattered to him in a single tragic explosion. Gather 'round, and hear the tale of the Ultimate Enemy, from the mouth of the monster himself.
Danny Phantom - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 72,952 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 228 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 9/10/2006 - Published: 4/2/2006 - Dan Phantom, Valerie G. - Complete
Estrelas by Shimegami-chan reviews
AU. Sam's attention is captured by a lonely ghost haunting her grandmother's attic...and discovering his secrets will take everything she has.
Danny Phantom - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 28 - Words: 101,104 - Reviews: 864 - Favs: 858 - Follows: 214 - Updated: 6/29/2006 - Published: 3/28/2006 - Danny F., Sam M. - Complete
Outside Looking in by Ellen Brand reviews
Casper High's new psychiatrist has some interesting interviews ahead of him.
Danny Phantom - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 17,634 - Reviews: 615 - Favs: 1,415 - Follows: 425 - Updated: 6/26/2006 - Published: 7/27/2005 - Complete
Juxtapose by Shimegami-chan reviews
One-shot. "Of course, the history books are always filled with rumours and legends, lies and half—truths, more than the usual in the story of the town's most famous spook..." The story of one lonely spirit boy.
Danny Phantom - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,338 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 24 - Published: 3/10/2006 - Danny F. - Complete
Danny Shadow by Ellen Brand reviews
Danny's beside himself... literally! And not all of what's come out of his head is friendly...
Danny Phantom - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 19,491 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 382 - Follows: 57 - Published: 7/31/2005 - Complete
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Twas the Night Before Fairy Tale reviews
or A Visit from Princess Gwen. Epic recap of the Fairy Tale episode in rhyming couplets.
Monkees - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 6 - Words: 2,235 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/15/2012 - Published: 9/11/2012 - Complete
The Epic Limerick from Heck: Pilot, part 2 reviews
Twelve years later, and the evil muse of limerick poetry finally forced me to finish the Epic Limerick from Heck. Here's twenty limericks summarizing the second half of the Due South pilot.
Due South - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 683 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/11/2011 - Benton F., Ray V.
Livin' Larger reviews
Episode Rewrite Challenge: Firefury said it wasn't enough to just criticize an episode. Why not make it better? Here's my attempt to revise a flawed episode that had huge potential.
Danny Phantom - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 16 - Words: 24,216 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 3/19/2011 - Published: 11/18/2007 - Danny F. - Complete
Boxed Up Foody reviews
The Lunch Lady, her daughter Box Lunch, and a 70,000 square-foot grocery store. What could possibly go wrong? One shot.
Danny Phantom - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,647 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/20/2008 - Lunch Lady, Danny F. - Complete
Nothing but Fireworks reviews
The aftermath of an overshadow, a friendship nearly broken. Can Tucker forgive Danny for what he did?
Danny Phantom - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,361 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/19/2007 - Published: 7/16/2007 - Tucker F., Danny F. - Complete
The Foley Maneuver reviews
Danny is injured, exhausted, and up to his neck in nasty little ghost critters. But Tucker has a plan... Oneshot
Danny Phantom - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,755 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 18 - Published: 3/16/2007 - Danny F., Tucker F. - Complete
Fake Out Break Up reviews
Sometimes a guy's got to do the right thing, no matter how much it hurts. Tucker thinks this fic is Tucker x Valerie, but Valerie may not agree. Two shot.
Danny Phantom - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,683 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/22/2007 - Published: 2/16/2007 - Tucker F., Valerie G. - Complete
Schroedinger's Anniversary reviews
On the tenth anniversary of the day the Nasty Burger didn't explode, Danny tries to drag himself out of a black mood.
Danny Phantom - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,783 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 12/24/2006 - Published: 11/27/2006 - Danny F., Sam M. - Complete
The Ultimate Limerick reviews
Nantukos, the evil muse of limerick poetry, took control of my mind and forced me to summarize The Ultimate Enemy in five line verse. 61 limericks in all, and as God is my witness, I'll never limerick again!
Danny Phantom - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 2,255 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/6/2006 - Published: 12/1/2006 - Danny F., Dan Phantom - Complete
The Epic Limerick from Heck Pilot, Part One reviews
Seven years ago Nantukos, the evil muse of limerick poetry, took over my life and forced me to summarize an hour of Due South in five line verse. For three straight days in 1999 all I could do was write limericks, 22 of them in all.
Due South - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 790 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/1/2006 - Complete
Side Two, Merge reviews
One Shot. Sometimes a continuity error is just continuity waiting for an explanation.
Danny Phantom - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 424 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/7/2006 - Danny F. - Complete
A Thermos for Valerie reviews
Complete! Danny arranges a meeting with Valerie, to clear the air and end their feud. But is she ready to listen? One way or the other, she's leaving with a Thermos.
Danny Phantom - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 17,512 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 252 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 7/29/2006 - Published: 7/5/2006 - Danny F., Valerie G. - Complete
A Burning Question reviews
Fraser returns to the burned out wreckage of 221 West Racine.
Due South - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,746 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/19/2006 - Complete
Chicago, 1968 reviews
22 year old patrolman Harding Welsh is caught between tradition and change as the city erupts in riots.
Due South - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 17,326 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 7/1/2006 - Published: 6/6/2002 - H. Welsh - Complete
The Woman in Seat ThirtyEight reviews
A train rumbles into the night from Chicago's Union Station. On board are two hundred forty-eight innocent passengers, fifteen Amtrak crewmembers and one desperate criminal.
Due South - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,977 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/6/2002 - Complete
Perfect reviews
Francesca comes home to find that her room has inexplicably changed.
Due South - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,448 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/6/2002 - Francesca V. - Complete