Author has written 26 stories for Harry Potter, Fullmetal Alchemist, Darker than BLACK, Kuroshitsuji, Avatar: Last Airbender, Hunger Games, and His Dark Materials.
Hey! I've pretty much moved to AO3, despite my lingering, genuine affection for this site. If you're interested, I my AO3 username is Phoenix_of_Athena. I have a lot of new stuff over there that I don't have here (though I haven't copied all of my older stuff over yet).
Hi, I am Athena's phoenix, I live in the Washington DC area, and have been creating fanfiction for as long as I can remember (you have no idea how thrilled I was when I was introduced to this site). I have written many stories, and as of now, I have posted twenty six.
Well! I've been on here long enough that my early fics were written by a child, and I'm now well into adulthood. Fanfiction is my main hobby, though I'm also fond of art and, you know, reading actual books.
I am also a great lover of irony and symbolism, so you'll probably see that in my work. I do, however, have the unfortunate tendency to sometimes drift too far towards the corny or cliche, so don't be afraid to call me out on that if you notice it.
Also, a notice to anyone following my stories: I have a tendency to intermittently vanish from the face of the site for long periods of time. This could be because I'm just reading fics instead of writing, or just because I have a life outside of the internet. I can also be a little forgetful... So I apologize in advance for not being the most reliable person that you might come across. I'll try my best, though! *grins*
Thanks for reading!
Some of my favorite books:
Harry Potter, Golden Compass (and series), Maximum Ride, Song of the Lioness series, Ender's Game (and series), Alvin Maker series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Interview With a Vampire, Warriors: Into the Wild - The Darkest Hour (The New Prophecy was good enough, but after that it went downhill - way downhill), Peter and the Starcatchers (and series), Artemis Fowl series, The Hobbit, Howl's Moving Castle (I also love the film interpretation), The Color Purple, The Poisonwood Bible, Good Omens...
...and MANY more! (So, so, so many that I have no hope of remembering them all.)
Anime/manga that I like: (In no specific order)
Darker than Black (season one and manga - don't even mention season two in front of me), Fullmetal Alchemist, Pokemon, Soul Eater, Fruits Basket, Ouran High School Host Club, Tsubasa Chronicles (spelled right?), xxxHOLIC, Baccano!, Kaze No Stigma, Naruto, Inuyasha, Nabari no Ou, Bleach, Mushi-Shi (which is an absolutely gorgeous anime- I highly recommend it!), Baka and Test, El Cazador de la Bruja, Durarara!!, Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler, Sgt. Frog, Sankarea, Angel Beats!, Yu Yu Hakusho, Natsume Yujin-Cho, Anima, Noragami, Kuragehime/Princess Jellyfish, Kotoura-san, Kill la Kill, and... Violet Evergarden.
(I know that I'm missing something...hmmm...)
TV shows (and Movies) that you might come across in my fanfiction or favorites:
Lost, Avatar: the Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, NCIS, Invader Zim, Star Wars, Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes (be they the original stories, or the films, I like it all), Avengers, House M.D., Doctor Who, Mary Poppins, Psych, Frozen, Maleficent, Young Justice, Twin Peaks (
...and probably some other stuff that I forgot, of course. :D
Other assorted fandoms:
Uhhhhmm... The Cambridge Latin Course textbooks (LOL). Also Skyrim, I suppose.
Some of my favorite characters (from misc. books/manga/other) include:
Colonel Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist), Sesshomaru (InuYasha), Misaki (Darker than Black), Zuko (Avatar the last Airbender), Bluestar (Warriors), Mewtwo (Pokemon anime), Grell (Kuroshitsuji), Franken Stein (Soul Eater), L.A. (El Cazador de la Bruja), Giroro (Sgt. Frog), Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho), Mycroft (Sherlock), and others that I have yet to add.
My three favorite Harry Potter characters are Professors McGonagall, Lupin, and Snape. (Oh, and Mrs. Norris. The cat. XD)
Pairings that I like:
Hei/Misaki – (Darker Than Black)
Royai – (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Taang – (Avatar The Last Airbender)
Albus/Minerva – (Harry Potter)
Harry/Luna – (Harry Potter)
Sesshomaru/Kikyo – (InuYasha)
Sesshomaru/Kagome – (InuYasha)
Sesshomaru/Kagura – (InuYasha)
InuYasha/Kikyo – (InuYasha)
Grell/Madam Red – (Kuroshitsuji) although, as this is contrary to Grell’s character, I like them as friends for the most part.
Ciel/Lizzy – (Kuroshitsuji)
Soma/Lizzy – (Kuroshitsuji) which the fic With Roses In Her Hair made me love
Kyouya/Haruhi – (Ouran High School Host Club)
Pokeshipping (Ash/Misty) – (Pokémon)
Cooper/Audrey – (Twin Peaks)
Crowley/Aziraphale – (Good Omens) they're my OTP, but as long the relationship is positive, it doesn't have to be romantic for me to enjoy it. :D
The Doctor/no one – (Doctor Who) because the Doctor should be forever alone, bwahaha
...Plus, you know, most canon pairings.
Ryuk/Grell – (Death Note/Kuroshitsuji) from http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8458326/1/Shinigami-Love (LOL)
Doumeki/Kagome – (xxxHOLIC/InuYasha) from The Price of Hitsuzen (this is my favorite fic)
Kurama/Kagome – (Yu Yu Hakusho/InuYasha)
Hiei/Kagome – (Yu Yu Hakusho/InuYasha)
Pairings/ships/romances that I don't like:
Harems – (any fandom) I think that the root of my problem with these is the inequality of the relationship. To me, it makes them seem unrealistic and unhealthy (and unappealing!). Because they're unrealistic, they're annoying, and because they're unhealthy they're disturbing. A lot of the time, the fics that include them are also just about the sex, and the main character becomes OP or Mary-Sue-ish, quickly dealing with their problems so that the author can focus on the "romance." Um... But I might not mind reading about it if the relationships-and the people in them-were equal (It seems to me that this would necessitate a smaller number of people with all of them being in love with each of the others. I guess? I don't really know; this isn't my kind of thing). But then, that would end up being some other kind of multi-ship, and not really a harem at all, wouldn't it?
Incest – (any fandom) Ew. Just, no. Major squick.
Roy/Ed – (Fullmetal Alchemist) Alright-y, I know I may get some hate for putting this on my list, but I honestly can't stand this pairing. I mean, the age difference? Creeeeeeepy. Mustang's almost old enough to be Edward's father, and he knew Ed as a kid! (I love parental!Roy/Ed fics so much, though)
Snarry – (Harry Potter) See previous pairing for reasons on why this disgusts me.
Sesshomaru/Rin – (InuYasha) another one that I hate even though it's very popular. My reason for this one is that I see them as having a father/daughter relationship. And to me, that love is more genuine and sweet than any romantic love could ever be between them.
Sebastian/Ciel – (Kuroshitsuji) No. Just no. Sebastian is evil, and o!Ciel is a broken child; this pairing is just too twisted for me to stomach. Besides, Ciel would never lower himself to commit to such a thing. He's too prideful for that. (Plus, with his specific trauma? Noooooooo)
...As you can probably tell, I don't like pairings with huge age differences. It's one thing if they meet as adults and have, like, a ten year difference. There's some point somewhere as people get up in years where it doesn't matter anymore (it comes down to equality, again-in maturity, in social or occupational status, phase of life, etc.). But if they met when one was a child and one an adult, it just seems morally objectionable to me.
That being said...not ALL of my preferences in fiction perfectly line up with what I'd be okay with in real life. And I've been known to randomly like stuff that's really weird before.
Fanfics that I highly recommend (my favorites of my favorites):
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3566281/1/Team-Time (Naruto fic, an AU; I recommend this to EVERYONE, even if you have no idea what Naruto is.)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5972388/1/The-Price-of-Hitsuzen (An xxxHOLIC/InuYasha crossover. Perfectly merged; it is very well done. I LOVE this story.)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8387657/1/The-Last-Human-Child (A Harry Potter fanfic; the most purely, beautifully, magical thing I have read in a long time.)
() It's nice to have someone to talk to - one-shot; complete (this is the thing that I look back at and kinda cringe; and yet I still get favorites and follows for it????)
() Omnia causa fiunt - on hiatus; I probably won't come back to this story unless I get really bored.
() In The Darkness - One-shot! Complete, and completely self-indulgent.
() Who are you? - One-shot. A generic HP fic.
() Immortal - Complete, although there's a sequel: Kaleidoscope, where the "colors shift and change, and the pattern alters..."
() Kaleidoscope - hiatus, or probably just abandoned. Incomplete. Sequel to Immortal
() simply business - complete. Just a short Halloween fic. full of evil and Halloween-ish things...
() Studious - complete. Just a fun little one shot... an hp fic: The Ravenclaws have a bad reaction to Dolores Umbridge...
() Mistake - complete. one-shot. ...There's nothing for working off anger like ruining a character's life, or just plain killing them off...
() A Refuge from the Fairytale - complete! This was a fun little story to write, even if it did start off as a way to work off my feelings (though now I laugh at my past-self as I reread this). My first hp next gen fic!
() The Rings Collapse - hiatus; in progress; I've decided to add onto it with bits of what happens after. This is a concept for DTB that I've had bouncing around in my head for a while.
() Attachments - complete; I had fun with this one. It's not the best thing I've ever written, but I've been wanting to write something with Grell for a while now.
() Candle Light - complete; the idea for this just struck me, and being as irresistible as it was, I sat down and wrote it all in one go. I hadn't written anything in a while, and this bit of fluff was the answer!
() Grandpappy - complete; collaboration with MichaelaTheUchiha. I, for one, love it. We've been talking about this for ages, and finally decided to just go for it. :D
() His Life - complete; one shot; I was not in the best mood when I wrote it, so it's pretty much straight up angst.
() Beyond Words - complete; an fma fic; Elysia wonders about her father, and what it would have been like to know him.
() At the End - complete; a Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler one shot, it looks at Ciel's thoughts and emotions through a disturbing dream sequence. Yay! :)
() Synchronous - complete; snapshots of Grell and Madam Red. ...Another piece written randomly in the middle of the night after messing around on photoshop. Heh.
() Lady Phantomhive - in progress; this thing has been going for over a year now! Basically, an AU in which Ciel never came home after the fire, and Lizzy took up the Phantomhive name and legacy.
() Thy Sheepe Shall Take No Harme - one shot; prompt fill for the Faustian Exchange on Tumblr. Featuring the young Phantomhive twins basically being kids and staying up past their bedtime. Our!Ciel is called Astre, as per prompt.
() Chase the Sun - Kuroshitsuji Daemon!AU; should I mark this as complete? I don't know? I might write more? (this fic is purely for my own entertainment, so whatever.)
() Pantomime - Kuroshitsuji one-shot; possible (non-canon) interpretation of Undertaker's motives.
() Worn Thin - One-shot; because oCiel was determined to cover up the fact that he had a twin, and surely anyone who knew rCiel would have questioned that.
() Light Your Fires - one shot; missing scene from chapter 132; Vincent and Francis have a conversation; Francis doesn't care for her brother's attitude. (my theory on what o!Ciel overheard them talking about)
() Tempest - Kuroshitsuji one shot; AU; Undertaker rescues the twins from the cult (because i wanted them to be saved. because r!Ciel was a good kid, and so was o!Ciel, and they both deserved better. and Undertaker was powerful enough to use as the vehicle of their rescue).
() any version of us (would end up here) - complete; FMA; a platonic soulmate fic inspired by a lovely bnha fic I read over on AO3, where soulmarks are parental rather than romantic. It mostly follows manga & fmab canon.
...Ahhhh, I was a literal child back when I wrote a lot of my early stuff, and some of it's kind of embarrassing nowadays. Have no fear, though, I'll never delete any of my fics. ...I just won't copy them over onto any other platforms, lol.
A Harry Potter Quiz:
(all of these questions were ones that I thought of off the top of my head and knew that answers to)
1. In the first book, in celebration of Voldemort's downfall, someone shoots off falling stars. Who is it?
2. What does Dumbledore mean in Latin? (yeah, I know, it's not directly in the book...)
3. What is the inscription on Ravenclaw's diadem?
4. What riddle did Professor McGonagall have to answer to enter the Ravenclaw common room in the last book? And what was the answer?
5. What is the incantation for the dark mark?
6. Which of the Peverell brothers is Harry descended from? (full name)
7. What is Aberforth Dumbledore's patronus?
8. In the fifth book, when Harry first meets Luna Lovegood, she is reading a copy of the Quibbler. Inside is an article saying that Sirius Black is indeed not Sirius Black, but a alias for (blank), former lead singer in a wizarding band.
9. in the same instance (above) there is an article about Cornelius Fudge. According to the writer, Fudge is notorious for killing (blank).
10. What wizard is on the tapestry opposite the Room of Requirement, and what is he depicted doing?
11. Name one way to tell a werewolf apart from a regular wolf.
12. List all seven of Voldemort's horcruxes.
Caffeinated Star (27)
Destined To Repeat (35)
Emerald Ashes (21)
I. H. Scribe (66)
Invader Johnny (141)
Jade R. Raven (19)
Lady Charity (52)
Mystical Magician (51)
R4v3n Kn1ght (54)
reaper with no name (40)
Rorschach's Blot (41)
Silent Scribe (99)
Silver Pard (39)
The Treacle Tart (63)
Tsume Yuki (90)