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Author has written 16 stories for Wizards of Waverly Place, Monte Carlo, 2011, and Spring Breakers.

This is an account I've created strictly for cross-posting Wizards of Waverly Place fic I've written for the justin_alex community and the omgjustinalex kink meme on Livejournal, in hopes of reaching a wider audience. (And, hopefully, luring some of you back there, because it's an awesome comm, you guys!)

Pretty well everything here is going to be Jalex-oriented, possibly with a little bit of Max-centric stuff thrown in (because I love that kid!). There will also be a moderate-to-high amount of smut. Don't like, don't read, etc. Haters to the left.

Eventually, everything I've written on lj will migrate its way over here, too--one-shots first, then the longer, multi-chapter stuff--but if you can't wait, you can always check out my lj for my longer works.

I've turned anon reviews on for the convenience of lurkers, and/or those who don't necessarily want their username linked to an incest pairing for a Disney Channel show. (Trust me, I get it.) Please don't make me regret it. No flames please, we're Canadian. ;)

While I generally don't reply to reviews, I do read each and every one I receive, and appreciate them very much, even the negative ones. (Sometimes especially the negative ones!) But if you're too shy, or just too lazy (again, trust me, I get it) to leave a review, that's more than OK - favorites and alerts are just as appreciated. (Heck, just the fact that you've gone to the trouble of reading something here is appreciated!)

I've also just registered an account on Twitter, where I'll be posting such riveting, up-to-the-minute updates as: "Went downtown to the reference library after work. Spent three hours writing a chapter. Took subway home." If you just can't live without that kind of excitement in your life, you're more than welcome to follow me.

Please to enjoy! :)


A few quick FAQ's about OTP (posted May 11, 2011):

Q: Why the long break between updates? What happened to the super-sized update you promised after Chapter 6?

A: You mean the one that never happened? Well, that's not entirely true—it actually did happen, it just didn't happen here! If you haven't already, you might want to take a look at the story Fortress of Solitude by o0O-Archimedes-O0o, the title and opening line of which should be awfully familiar. In fact, why don't you go ahead and check it out right now, before you start this chapter? Make sure you check out the reviews for it, too—there's a lot of fun stuff going on in there, as well. Go on, I'll wait here...

Back? So, yeah...Fortress of Solitude was originally meant to be a little single-chapter 'fic-within-a-fic' that I was going to insert into the middle of OTP...'Jalan' as written from Justin's perspective. But I got carried away with it, and the tale grew in the telling of it, to the point where it became almost as long as OTP itself. It didn't make sense to house it within OTP, anymore. And since I'd decided to break Fortress... out into its own story anyways, I decided to do something clever and meta, and actually post it as Archimedes, with a description that I thought would make it obvious that it was the story Justin started to read to Alex at the end of Chapter 6.

Uh-huh, not so much. Apparently it wasn't as clever as I thought, since less than half of my regular OTP readers appeared to bother with it (although the ones who did thankfully seemed to enjoy it). Oh well, that's what I get for trying to be cute. Anyway...whether you read it or not, thank you for your patience and indulgence while I left you hanging. (Extra-special thanks to everybody who played along in the reviews—it was delightfully unexpected!)

Q: How do the Charmed & Dangerous books correspond to the "real-life" events in the WoWP-verse?

A: A very kind anonymous reviewer has pointed out that, somewhere along the way, I've messed up in explaining exactly how Future Harper's books line up with the show's continuity. I'm in the process of going back to correct any inconsistencies made, but to clear up any confusion, this is how I have it broken down in my head:

Book 1 covers the first half of Season 1, Book 2 chronicles the second half of Season 1, and Book 3 describes roughly the first third of Season 2. These first three books are all relatively short, about 300 pages apiece, with each book getting progressively longer (similar to the Harry Potter series).

Book 4 covers the last two-thirds of Season 2, and takes a dramatic leap upward in page count, coming in at over 700 pages (supersized for the events of the 'Wizards vs. Vampires' 3-parter.)

Book 5 is almost as long, adapting everything that happens in the movie, and is considered by most fans to be the best book in the series so far. There's a long-standing debate online, over whether or not Book 5 takes place in an alternate universe, given that it's different in tone from the previous books, and isn't referenced at all in the later ones. (This is the book Alex has just finished at the end of Chapter 6.)

Book 6, the longest book so far, covers the first half of Season 3 (including both 'Wizards vs Werewolves' and the Stevie arcs), while Book 7 opens with the events of "Western Show", and ends on a cliffhanger with the end of Season 3, and 'Wizards Exposed'.

Q: What about Season 4? Aren't you going to deal with Season 4?

A: While there is an eighth book planned in the series (which would presumably cover at least the beginning of Season 4), it's been delayed while H.J. Darling focuses her attention on production of the first Charmed & Dangerous movie.

Q: Where does OTP fit into all this? What's still the future for Alex, and what's in the past?

A: OTP begins about two months after 'Wizards vs Werewolves'. So from Alex and Justin's perspective, everything up to roughly the middle of Book 6 has already happened, and everything beyond that hasn't happened yet. Whether or not it will still happen, now that they have foreknowledge of those events, remains to be seen...

Q: Dude, I really love/despise the way you totally hate on Selena Gomez in this!

A: Hey wait, that's not a question! And I don't totally hate on Selena, Alex does. As much as I adore Alex Russo and love exploring what goes on in her head, that doesn't mean I agree with everything she thinks. (Heck, half the fun of writing from her POV is that it's so drastically different from my own.) I actually have nothing but respect and admiration for Selena, both as a performer and an all-around good person. Plus, she dates Canadians, which I count as a win in my book. #RespectSelena #haterstotheleft

Q: Clue me in: what the heck does 'OTP' mean, anyway?

It's an abbreviation for 'one true pairing', a fandom term that describes the couple (or "ship") that a fan or group of fans prefers above all others. Jalex, for example, is my OTP. ;)

If you have any other questions about OTP (or any of my other stories, for that matter) that you'd like to see answered here, please don't hesitate to let me know!

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Victims of Circumstance by Aesla reviews
A series of Elsanna interactions exploring their dependence on one another as they attempt to bring Arrendale to a stable financial future after the freeze. What is it about the sisters that draws them to each other like metals to a magnet? After all they went through together, apart, and together once more, how could they feel any differently?
Frozen - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 25,386 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 276 - Follows: 217 - Updated: 1/9 - Published: 12/26/2013 - Elsa, Anna - Complete
Masks by CallYouByYourName reviews
Halloween Jalex fic. What if the masks that protect them started to slip?
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 37,693 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 10/31/2013 - Published: 10/28/2012 - Justin R., Alex R.
Principles by lonewonderslove reviews
A mother's concern about the relationship between her son and daughter has unforeseen consequences. Justin-centric. "If I go back on what I believe, who will I become?" Slow burn Jalex.
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 50,734 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 170 - Follows: 283 - Updated: 5/13/2013 - Published: 6/24/2009 - Justin R., Alex R.
Lead Us Not Into Temptation by smithsbabe65 reviews
Jalex AU fic. In the 1950's Justin Russo is a Catholic priest having a torrid affair with one of his parishoners, Mrs. Alexandra Grayback. He will soon have to choose between his faith and the woman he loves. Non-incest Jalex and no magic.
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 30,798 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 8/23/2012 - Published: 3/30/2012 - Justin R., Alex R.
Ashes by tilante reviews
Forgot my meds today, am really depressed, but felt a need to write anyway. You've been warned. Dark Jalex, not a part of the 'Alex Gets Punished' universe.
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 28 - Words: 29,464 - Reviews: 210 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 3/22/2011 - Published: 11/22/2010 - Justin R., Alex R. - Complete
In Case of Emergencies by blueSKIES247 reviews
"Way to ruin a moment, dorkster." Or, the eight times Alex holds Justin's hand and the one time he holds hers.
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,220 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/19/2011 - Alex R., Justin R. - Complete
Attention To The Subtleties In Space by thebadwitch13 reviews
"They may be your older siblings…but it was always you who protected them. Always." -Jalex-
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 306 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/18/2011 - Max R. - Complete
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Alone reviews
When Faith returns from spring break, alone, in the middle of the night, she's not sure whether to be relieved she's home, or disgusted that she didn't have the cojones to stay. Feeling abandoned by her closest friends, struggling to make sense of her last few days in St. Pete's, she turns to the one person she has left. Because she's never truly alone...or is she? M for language
Spring Breakers - Rated: M - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,279 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/10/2013 - Complete
A Handshake With God - An OTP Easter Special reviews
When the Russo family attends Easter mass, with typically Russo-esque results, Alex reconnects with an old friend she hasn't spoken with in awhile. An OTP outtake re-purposed as a one-shot, set about three months after Chapter 15, but not essential to the main storyline. Contains irreverent religious (Catholic) themes; please don't read if easily offended by such. Budding Jalex.
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: T - English - Humor/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,311 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/31/2013 - Alex R., Justin R. - Complete
Wizards vs Christmas III: Yes, Alexandra, There Is A Santa Trap reviews
Another Christmas Eve, and this time Justin has conceived of the ultimate Yuletide wrong for he, Alex and Max to put right. But, believe it or not, there are some lines even Alex won't cross. Rated K-plus for some mild language. Jalex if you squint really, really hard.
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,436 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/22/2012 - Alex R., Justin R. - Complete
Wizards vs Christmas: Christmas In July reviews
It's summertime, and the living is easy. What better time for Alex and her brothers to test the limits of her Literarium Terrarium Activa spell? Can Justin convince her to submit the spell for Wizard certification? A series of loosely-interwoven one-shots, crossing over with various other fictonal worlds and characters. Summaries in each chapter. Jalex if you squint. T for language
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 18,608 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/29/2012 - Published: 7/26/2012 - Alex R., Justin R.
OTP reviews
With 'Charmed and Dangerous' set to become a movie, Alex is shocked to discover the books based on her life are wildly popular. Even more shocking is what some fans are reading between the lines. And most disturbing of all? Justin might be one! -JALEX-
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 66,465 - Reviews: 300 - Favs: 176 - Follows: 277 - Updated: 6/21/2012 - Published: 3/22/2011 - Alex R., Justin R.
A Pound of Flesh reviews
Humiliated and stripped of both her fortune and her freedom in the wake of Grace's impersonation, Cordelia confronts her, demanding satisfaction. Set between the auction and the "Cordelia's Fate" deleted scene. Rated M for femmeslash and BDSM themes.
Monte Carlo, 2011 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,801 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/1/2012 - Cordelia W. S., Grace
Just A Little More Harmless Smut reviews
In the wake of "Just A Little Harmless Smut", Alex sneaks into Justin's room, determined to learn how he feels about her. The truth she encounters is more than she bargained for, especally given she's not exactly great with the truth to begin with. JALEX
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,130 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 26 - Published: 2/11/2012 - Alex R., Justin R. - Complete
Wizards vs Christmas II: Reindeer Games reviews
It's Christmas Eve once again, and with Alex begrudgingly in tow, Justin sets out on a mission to put right another infamous Yuletide wrong. But will they ruin Christmas for the whole world in the process? Rated T for language. Jalex if you squint.
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,838 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/31/2011 - Alex R., Justin R. - Complete
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? reviews
You despise clubs. And you hate New Year's Eve. But *she* wanted you here, so here you are. Because you, Justin Russo, are a sick man. Slight AU set after "Wizards Exposed". 'M' for violence/adult themes, not smut. Angsty 1-sided Jalex. Anti-Mason/Alason.
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,649 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 8/27/2011 - Published: 8/5/2011 - Justin R., Alex R. - Complete
Words reviews
Alex has never let her boyfriends call her 'honey', 'baby', 'sweetheart', or anything like that, but for Justin she'll make an exception...and with very good reason. A friendly rebuttal to Tilante's story of the same name.
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: T - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 626 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/22/2011 - Alex R., Justin R. - Complete
Doc Day Afternoon reviews
Set after "Delinquent Justin": Justin announces out of the blue that he wants to go to med school after college. Alex thinks he'd make an awful doctor. Justin naturally disagrees, Alex challenges him to prove it, and sexy hi-jinks ensue. One-shot. JALEX
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,122 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 25 - Published: 3/5/2011 - Alex R., Justin R. - Complete
Wizard, Waiter, Brother, Spy reviews
How Max found out that he always knew, and what he did next. Companion piece to "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger". Rated M for consistency with HBFS, but really more of a strong T. -JALEX-
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,807 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/16/2011 - Alex R., Justin R. - Complete
Just A Little Harmless Smut reviews
Alex stumbles in drunk at 3 AM and catches Justin, ahem, "in the act". Which naturally leads to...a long, rambling discussion about their respective experiences with love and sex. Wait, what? Set in S3, pre-Wizards Vs. Werewolves. Very 'M' rated. JALEX
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,833 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 24 - Published: 2/9/2011 - Alex R., Justin R. - Complete
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger reviews
Injured while Monster Hunting, Justin concludes that he's not man enough for the job. Determined to prove himself worthy, he sets out to make himself harder, better, faster, stronger...an idea Alex finds strangely compelling. JALEX. M for later chapters.
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 37,594 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 15 - Published: 1/29/2011 - Alex R., Justin R. - Complete
Wizards Vs Christmas reviews
Justin and Alex magically transport themselves back to Christmas Eve, 1945, to finally put right a wrong that's been nagging at Justin his entire life. But does Alex have an ulterior motive for tagging along? Fluffy, budding Jalex. One-shot.
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,252 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/22/2010 - Alex R., Justin R. - Complete
Tatooine reviews
Everything Justin Russo ever needed to know about life, he learned from watching Star Wars. The experience of seeing it again with Alex teaches both of them a few new things. One-shot, Jalex.
Wizards of Waverly Place - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,197 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/28/2010 - Alex R., Justin R. - Complete