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Joined 02-22-10, id: 2265724, Profile Updated: 11-20-13
Author has written 10 stories for Gunslinger Girl.

I like many different movies, books, television shows, comics, etc. Or, put another way, I have plenty of settings from which to choose. Right now, tis Yu Aida's Gunslinger Girl. I am toying with writing for other fandoms such as Firefly, Avengers (specifically Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Psycho Pass, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.


I love Gunslinger Girl manga for the intensity, the detail, and the absence of 'manga idioms' such as mallets and mega-sized bean-mouths. Oddly enough, I also appreciate how it is almost devoid of humour, intensifying the emotional impact. I see it as first character drama, then as action. My fiction will strive to have the same introspective feel, with an emphasis on emotion over action.

Gunslinger Girl Short Stories are canon character (CC) fanfiction. I strive to be as close to the feel of the manga as possible in terms of characters, characterizations, pacing, and emotional / philosophical themes. And lack of humour.

Gunslinger Girl Side Stories are original character (OC) fanfiction. In spite of it being OC fanfiction, they integrate canon events, characters, and themes. More importantly, they do not contradict any major canon events, characters, or themes.

Gunslinger Girl Split Stories are unabashed alternate universe (AU) fanfiction. They do contradict key events and themes in the series. These differences will be called out early so the reader can better choose to read or skip the story.


My profile used to be filled with many rambling essays on various tangential topics to writing, but I decided to spare you the scrolling and banished them off my profile and into a forum.

- My thoughts on creating fiction

- My thoughts on reviews and reviewing

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Great forums:

- Writers Anonymous

- Of Cabbages and Kings

- The Reviews Lounge, Too

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External links (which may or may not work, depending on how FF/FP feels at any given moment):

- Ignoring Forum Users on FF/FP using Firefox and GreaseMonkey

- DeviantArt gallery of my fanfic cover art

- DeviantArt gallery of my origami (off-topic, but cool)

- Cyborg Central, the Gunslinger Girl forum

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(Short Story) You Don't Want to Know reviews
"Listen, Angelica. I've learned through painful experience that, when someone says, 'You don't need to know,' they're doing you a favor. Most of the time, it's stuff you don't want to know. All right?"
Gunslinger Girl - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,649 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/15/2015 - Angelica, Dr. Bianchi, Marco - Complete
(Side Story) A Triumph of the Heart Volume 3 reviews
Volume Three follows SWA fratello Paolo Di Tomaso and his cyborg Dina taking to the field as well as living the twilight life shared by all SWA assets. OC fratello Paolo di Tomaso and Dina. CC Priscilla. Set during Raballo's time.
Gunslinger Girl - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,378 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/30/2014 - Published: 2/14/2014
(Short Story) A Gift Repaid reviews
Henrietta embarks on her first mission without Jose by her side. It will be a test of her body, her skills, and her heart.
Gunslinger Girl - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,683 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/24/2013 - Henrietta
(Split Story) The Final Freedom reviews
Trapped in a preternatural killer's lair, Claes has to rely on newly-found allies to survive. Disclaimer: AU and strong focus on OC.
Gunslinger Girl - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Horror - Chapters: 9 - Words: 12,754 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/22/2013 - Published: 10/29/2013 - Claes - Complete
(Side Story) Christmas Choices reviews
When you're an SWA cyborg, nothing is normal, not even Christmas. OC fratello Paolo di Tomaso and Dina. CC Priscilla.
Gunslinger Girl - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,945 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/24/2013 - Published: 10/19/2013 - Complete
(Side Story) A Triumph of the Heart Volume 2 reviews
Volume Two consists of the short stories 'Dina', 'Training', and 'First Mission'. Together, they show how Paolo Di Tomaso and Dina come to bond as a fratello. OC fratello Paolo di Tomaso and Dina. CC Priscilla. Set during Raballo's time.
Gunslinger Girl - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 19 - Words: 26,411 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/9/2013 - Complete
(Side Story) A Triumph of the Heart Volume 1 reviews
A Triumph of the Heart is a series of serial short stories about an OC fratello, Paolo Di Tomaso and Dina. It starts early in the series, prior to Raballo's death. It is written to be faithful to the dark and grim feel of the manga. Volume One consists of the short stories 'Favianne', 'Alessia' and 'Paolo'. Together, they give the background stories for the cyborg and handler.
Gunslinger Girl - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 19 - Words: 19,627 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/29/2013 - Published: 1/31/2012 - OC - Complete
(Split Story) The Composite Fratello reviews
What happens when a second-generation SWA cyborg is reassigned to a new handler? OC handler Stefan and cyborg Tiffy. AU branching before attack at St. Mark's Tower. (Formerly known as 'A Second Chance')
Gunslinger Girl - Rated: M - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,135 - Reviews: 6 - Updated: 2/4/2013 - Published: 1/11/2013
(Short Story) A Christmas Errand reviews
In the shadowy world defined by the SWA and the Lega Nord, Hilshire and Triela discover even Christmas has its own unique traditions.
Gunslinger Girl - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,308 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/26/2012 - Hillshire, Triela - Complete
(Short Story) The Gifts reviews
Christmas works its magic, even for one as cold-hearted as Jean Croce.
Gunslinger Girl - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,691 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/26/2012 - Jean, Rico - Complete
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