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Joined 05-23-10, id: 2374945, Profile Updated: 08-07-12
Author has written 7 stories for Terry Brooks, Dissidia: Final Fantasy, and X-Men.

Okay, so if I am regularly going to post here, I suspect I'll need one of these. Profiles, I mean.

What you need to know about me: I slave at the great clockwork orange of American capitalism, have a propensity to overindulge in anything I enjoy (red wine, good art, favorite people) and I don't exercise enough even though I pay a nice person to come over to my apartment to forcibly move my lazy ass. Some have accused me of reading too much and too obscure and spending too much time at sketch locations in the BK attempting to find more. I don't think this is a crime anyone should be accused of ;)

What you need to know about my work here: I have huge ideas for stories and then don't update. Most of the times for the reasons specified above, but sometimes because the magic doesn't work and I try not to post drek. I primarily write angsty final fantasy xiii and dissidia, but have played enough of the main series games to bounce around in other universes. I have the heart of a drunken sailor and ship appropriately, but the pairings have to make some baseline sense and I'll usually torture my characters on the way to wherever it is I'm taking them. Oh, and I don't warn for unhappy endings. Or for anything really.

The Door of Souls': Since we're now over the 100K mark on this beast, I should probably make a note of it. In an attempt to not replicate the errors of prior stories, this piece is fully plotted - beginning to end - and will be completed in, at the most, six months. It is intended as a "canon-slide" fic that can be slotted into proper FF lore if a reader so desires. The backstory for this piece is enormous and will not be explored during the plot per se, but if anyone is interested, I'm happy to expand via PM. Character development is extremely important to me, so chapters tend to be long. Updates will occur at roughly 3 week intervals.

Porn: Yes I write it. Yes I enjoy writing it (sex is so expressive). You won't find it here. LiveJournal or the kink meme for fandoms in which I write. If you want specific stories, PM me. Sorry folks, the audience here is far too young in general.

Fandom Generally: As a forewarning for those who follow me as an author: after this is complete, I will be leaving fandom (other than certain collabs, drabbles and one-shots) to focus on original work.

Reviews and Feedback: I write because I want to tell you a story - you don't owe me anything.:) That said, thank you for running your eyes over everything, and liking it. It tickles my happy bones.

Adverbs: Don't hate on adverbs. It's come into vogue to rag on adverbs. Don't knock a whole part of speech guys. It's not the adverb's fault. If the piece is shitty, the adverb won't make it worse. If the piece is good the adverb won't make it bad. And you know what? Sometimes I do so something quickly. Or slowly. Or elegantly. So there.

In short: adverbs, give 'em some love.

Email: My fandom email is poisonstrawberries12 (a gmail account). DoS related questions and commentary can be directed there.

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Wake by Sunnepho reviews
Being stuck in his own head wasn't pleasant at the best of times. The delirium of mako poisoning didn't help. Through memories of a war he wasn't sure he actually lived through, Cloud learned to... deal. Pre-game, semi-AU off Crisis Core events.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 13 - Words: 123,910 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 11/5/2013 - Published: 6/7/2012 - Cloud S., Zack F.
Of Things Past by saltedpin reviews
The Warrior of Light knows that memories are difficult. Slight AU in which the cycles didn't end at 013.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,443 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/1/2012 - Warrior of Light, Cosmos - Complete
Empty Vessels by saltedpin reviews
Even in this place, Kain realises the futility of trying to escape his past. Set during 012. Kain/WoL. M.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 28,591 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/6/2012 - Published: 5/5/2012 - Kain H. - Complete
Sink by Sunnepho reviews
As Cecil lay dying, the black voice inside whispered. It wanted blood. Duodecim one-shot. Warnings for violence.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,693 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Published: 11/27/2011 - Cecil H., Kain H. - Complete
Lacuna by saltedpin reviews
Kain had to wonder if he actually enjoyed wanting things he knew he could not have. WoL/Kain; Kain/Cecil/Rosa, M.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,313 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Published: 11/26/2011 - Kain H., Warrior of Light - Complete
Claret Sky by Sunnepho reviews
Six years after the events of Revenant Wings, manufacted nethicite has gradually lost its power, and the technology to make it anew is long gone. When Balthier steals the last piece from the Archadian Empire, they stop at nothing to bring him in. Bal/Vaan.
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 26,821 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/14/2011 - Published: 9/14/2011 - Balthier, Vaan - Complete
Of Heaven and Ocean by seventhe reviews
FFIV/FFVIII AU:Fusion. Kain, Rydia, and Edge - the newest SeeDs at Baron Garden - are sent to retrieve a GF on the Centran continent. But wild Odin does not come quietly.
Final Fantasy I-VI - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,444 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 10 - Published: 6/30/2011 - Rydia, Kain
Howl, the Moon! by Zerrat reviews
Reports of a raging red horde threatens Mysidia. A Paladin, and Dragoon and a Dark Knight lead the Red Wings east, to settle the score and find out what this whole 'Lunar Howl' business really means. Fang/Lightning, Snow/Serah, FFIV AU, post-TAY.
Final Fantasy XIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 14,612 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 3/23/2011 - Published: 1/31/2011 - Lightning, Snow
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Lost Time, Found Time reviews
Because time passes differently in the White Hot Room. An interpretation of that panel in KG's UXM #19.
X-Men - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 664 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/25/2013 - Jean-Grey S./Phoenix, Scott S./Cyclops
The Door of Souls reviews
Lost in the Rift, the warriors of 012 are on the run from gods old and new. As they stumble over delirious landscapes and desolate truths, the Door of Souls is their only chance to find home. But what will it cost to open? Pairings develop. Post 012. Canon compliant for all main games. Disregards "Lightning Returns". Alt-canon XIII-2.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 243,673 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 1/13/2013 - Published: 7/25/2011 - Lightning F.
An Uneasy State of Grace reviews
Post 012, pre 013. At Cosmos' behest, the Warrior looks back at a life not quite lived and wonders what he saw. WoL/Kain/Light, in that order. Gift for saltedpin. Het, Slash. Hard M.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,647 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/12/2012 - Warrior of Light - Complete
These Worlds, These Whispers, These Eyes reviews
They were supposed to be so different. But between his uneasy past and her uncertain future, Kain and Lightning discover enough time to find the truth about themselves, and each other. 50 prompts. Pairing-centric, but features others heavily. More inside
Dissidia: Final Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,728 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/1/2011 - Kain H., Lightning F.
Sing Me a Song of Thy Names reviews
In which Kain brings Lightning a gift; Lightning returns the favor; and Ultimecia reveals a secret. A one shot about wanting to remember, needing to forget, and believing in fairy tales.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,240 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/23/2011 - Kain H., Lightning F.
Between Flying and Falling reviews
Somewhere between flying and falling, Kain and Lightning find a moment of peace. A one shot about storms, and the moments wrapped within them. Pseudo-angsty character fic, taking place at about the same time as all those "in-war" reports.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,133 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/27/2011 - Kain H., Lightning F. - Complete
The Scars of Shannara: A Love Story reviews
The Four Lands have settled into an uneasy peace, but the South is rising again. As the new world order tilts and spins, Wren and Triss struggle to hold thier alliances with Leah, and with each other. A story of love and duty, and the grey space between
Terry Brooks - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,162 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/13/2011