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Joined 11-28-10, id: 2634374, Profile Updated: 07-31-12
Author has written 14 stories for Xiaolin Showdown, Brave Little Toaster, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

Let's do this...

(And it's time for some good-old-fashioned profile changes.)

I'm a shemale who's 19, but despite being this age, I sometimes act very much like an old granny. That's just because I enjoy classical music, philosophy, and art house films. However, to prove that I'm not completely lame, I still like to play video games and watch cartoons, and I even listen to most genres of (contemporary) music. But I also have a nasty habit of ranting about today's society whenever I get the chance...

These things, coupled with the fact that I have fun going against the NOOORM, help qualify me as a true Weirdo. Hee-hee! *savors the title*

Anyway, I'm never satisfied with any of my stories if they don't make any sort of "generalized impact." There always has to be a message that speaks a general opinion about something from the particular (the plot itself). But I can't be so blatant as to present these messages, morals, opinions, or otherwise in the words themselves (think of Disney movies and their many ham-fisted speeches on love and friendship). I personally don't see that as very artful; however, that's not to say I can judge what makes "high art," only just what I believe should make it.

What I do believe makes good art in writing is a thing called subtlety. Subtlety subtlety! It helps make a story more powerful in many ways, by letting emotions and truths come through naturally, sometimes via an "ah-hah!" moment from the reader. And as Frosty the Snowman would say: "Yell loudly, and people won't wanna hear you; whisper softly, and they'll wanna listen in on everything you have to say." Or something to that effect.

Melodrama and fluff, forced emotional manipulation and quick appeal, go straight out the window. What I want to write are plots that are well-paced and piece together like a puzzle, characters who are complex and realistic individuals, and words that are full of rich subtext. Every aspect of writing from word choice to rhythm to the extent of physical or symbolic descriptions comes into play. If I don't practice what I preach, well, what kind of a writer am I?

When I make fanfics, I try to take things as far as I can take them. And yeah, these are cartoon fanfics, which are sort of like experiments, because I badly want to see more mature animation being done these days, risks being taken, etc.

My sequel for the film The Brave Little Toaster is still in the works - got the screenplay for it mostly done. It's a labor of love and full-on weirdness. Hopefully it will stay true to the "Toaster" universe while expanding on it as well.

With the announcement for a sequel series to Xiaolin Showdown - which is to say, Xiaolin Chronicles is on the rise - I'm reluctant to continue doing what I'm doing. (The new character designs and such depress me... blegh.) I will however spoof the show in something that I've had planned ever since Xiaolin Command got out of control on the drawing board. It'll be a novel-ish thing called "Sezoku," or whatever other Japanese word I can pull out of a stinkin' hat.

From the computer desk of a wannabe animation director/screenwriter/editor, and what have you.*

And as always, I'm very grateful for all the feedback I get, in spite of my various artistic qualms. :)

Growth and Decline by Exileian reviews
When Hannibal awakens an unspeakable evil, the monks are forced to turn to the last person they ever imagined they'd ask for help: Chase Young.
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 59,419 - Reviews: 150 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 167 - Updated: 9/18/2014 - Published: 11/1/2011 - Chase
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Inspector Elric reviews
A sick Edward is forced to track down a potential bad guy that for some reason no one else can track down. Contains general goofiness, possible factual inaccuracies, lots of brotherly bickering, and Roy acting like a troll. Rated T for the expected profanity.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,829 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/25 - Alphonse E., Edward E., Riza H., Roy M. - Complete
Moral Coil reviews
Casual chatter among four of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,772 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/9 - Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Sloth - Complete
The Brave Little Toaster 2 reviews
A sequel to the animated movie The Brave Little Toaster, without talking animals or road trips to Mars. And this time, it isn't just a summary.
Brave Little Toaster - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 42,942 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/3/2013 - Published: 10/17/2011 - Complete
The Purple Hydra of Exeter reviews
A knight comes to the Xiaolin Temple, beckoning the monks to help him destroy a hydra that is terrorizing the United Kingdom. But what happens when the monks' chi powers get... misplaced?
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,387 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/25/2012 - Published: 4/1/2012
Overpowered reviews
Wuya wants her Shen Gong Wu. How low is she willing to go in order to obtain them? Will she be able to win Chase over, or will she get distracted by her romantic feelings?
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,849 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/19/2012 - Wuya, Chase - Complete
Insomniacs reviews
Random Rai and Kim bedtime discussion... about childhood, the weather, and other weird stuff.
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,735 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/13/2012 - Raimundo, Kimiko - Complete
The Dragon of Earth reviews
What Clay may be thinking and feeling, and if he really is as peaceful and cheery as he lets on. Kind of poetic in structure.
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 604 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/22/2012 - Clay - Complete
Dream Stalker Two Point Zero reviews
My version of that time Hannibal Bean crawled into Raimundo's head and wreaked havoc. What's really going on in there, by the way?
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,245 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/20/2012 - Raimundo, Hannibal Roy Bean - Complete
Hannibal for President reviews
While the monks are trying to both find more Shen Gong Wu AND get to the bottom of Raimundo's newly-acquired cardiac problems, evil is bubbling up within the land of the free. And what is this evil, taking the form of a well-meaning politician?
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,173 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/13/2012 - Published: 12/25/2011 - Complete
Night Fight reviews
Please excuse the slapdash title. Yep, so this is a one-shot! Or whatever you kids call it.
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,644 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/3/2012 - Kimiko, Raimundo - Complete
What Are Humans? reviews
The woes and other strange occurrences of Ancient Peru, told from the mouths of the bemarun, or Peruvian reptile people. Something that might not seem relevant, but actually is. ...I'm working on it.
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,710 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/9/2011 - Complete
Mikhuyana reviews
Raimundo falls prey to a dangerous parasitic infection. With no cure, what are Omi, Kimiko, and Clay supposed to do?
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,849 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/9/2011 - Published: 7/30/2011 - Complete
On Guard reviews
What do the Xiaolin Warriors find when they go to the great mountains of Peru? And in the meantime, is the enemy planning something that could actually pose a threat?
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,902 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/16/2011 - Published: 6/20/2011 - Complete
Xiaolin Biographies reviews
A look at the characters and how they might become more rounded, three-dimensional, etc. Probably will be used as a reference for any future stories I make.
Xiaolin Showdown - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,945 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/13/2011 - Complete
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