BuBuWinter
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Joined 04-21-11, id: 2863599, Profile Updated: 03-28-24
Author has written 9 stories for Wizard101.

Uh. Hi! I'm Bubu, or JR, if you prefer. (Bubu was a nickname a friend gave me back in 2011, and I don't have the heart to change it. You can find me on other sites under JR-Max or JR Maxwell.)

About Me

I'm a 25 year old college student working toward a degree in wildlife biology and conservation. Life has taken some very stressful, uncertain turns over the past couple of years, and it's made me incredibly nostalgic for the good ole' days of Wizard101 and associated fanfic. Simpler times, y'know? Even if 13 year old me wasn't exactly happy. It's part of why I decided to come back to this account, and not one of the other ones I had. This one, BubuWinter, was the start of my love for fanfiction, and although I tried to run from some imaginary judgement tied to the name (because I thought it was cringe/wanted a fresh start/whatever other reason my unchecked Anxiety Disorder decided I needed a new name for), it still means a lot. The stories on here mean a lot. And I think part of the reason why I'm back is to try and reclaim those important parts of my youth without shame. (Cause boy, 13-17 year old me had a LOT of shame for no real reason. Sometimes, I feel like I'm only now getting over that shame.)

So yeah. I'm back, at least for now. Don't know if I'll post anything or not, but I thought I'd come on and at least update this profile in case anyone ever goes "huh, wonder how that one W101 fanfic author is doing?" (The answer is "stressed but alive").

So, you're back (maybe). What does that mean for the stories here?

They're all discontinued. It should be fairly obvious at this point I think. Even if I wanted to get back to any of them, the writing styles and my understanding of characters and story development has evolved to a point it just wouldn't really work out.

That said, I don't want to straight up abandon them.

Over the decade since I started writing Wizard101 fanfiction it's remained a very consistent desire of mine to forge a story set in the Spiral. Not the strongest desire, no, but...consistent. At least once a year my head is filled with ideas old and new alike despite my lack of activity with both the Game itself and the Fandom. To me, that consistency must mean something, and sometimes I think it wouldn't be a bad idea to just...start writing again. To start anew so that when those urges do inevitably hit me, there's something already there to work on. It could be a long-term passion project, maybe. Something I won't feel an excess of pressure to perform well in, but still offers a nostalgic, creative outlet to relax to.

If I were to do this -- make some Wizard101 fanfiction my passion project -- it probably wouldn't be updated consistently, and it probably won't be anything like the stories I wrote as a tween/teenager. Elements of them might be taken and re-molded into something New, but characters, plots, lore, everything has a very strong chance of being restructured to meet a higher standard.

I'm not deleting any of the stories, God no, but none of them are being continued as they are, either. Some will be retold in a new light and context, others will be scrapped with only bits and pieces making a resurgence.

So uh. Yeah. That's the gist. I'm back-ish. Maybe. For now.

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The Journey of Fire's Song by Firestorm Nauralagos reviews
Number 2 in the Firesong Saga. An old evil has struck out with surprising strength, scattering the wizards stationed on Celestia and forcing the Headmaster to send in reinforcements. Alexandra must make a decision: Either she will risk the lives of herself and her friends once more, or she will leave the Spiral to its fate ... See profile for info on this story's hiatus
Wizard101 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 33 - Words: 82,883 - Reviews: 182 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 7/23/2016 - Published: 2/23/2013 - OC
Beautifully Dark Places by The Moon Stole My Days reviews
I was so tired of my life. All I wanted was something good to happen to me. Just once. Suddenly, a sharp pain burst through my entire body. It felt like I was going to explode, and then pop. I was sure I had died, but then I heard: "Uh… That's not a troll, Nolan."
Wizard101 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 43,669 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 3/20/2014 - Published: 8/13/2012 - Malorn A., Nolan S. - Complete
The Destiny of Fire's Song by Firestorm Nauralagos reviews
Story 1 in the Firesong Saga. Most people don't bother to see things with their heart. Pain has a funny way of opening your heart and making you see from a whole different perspective. Completed, see profile for revision hiatus info.
Wizard101 - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 60 - Words: 94,571 - Reviews: 219 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 2/5/2013 - Published: 5/13/2011 - Malistaire D., OC - Complete
To the Victor Go the Spoils by ruth baulding reviews
Male bonding, Jedi style. The boys are at it again, and Master Windu isn't quite sure he approves.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,006 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 494 - Follows: 62 - Published: 11/1/2011 - Obi-Wan K., M. Windu - Complete
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Dark Omens reviews
[Discontinued.] Eclipse, believed to be cursed with a horrid magic, is forced to live as an orphan on the streets of the harsh world of Krokotopia. With the deaths of those she loves, she develops a strong hatred of the Kroks, and soon finds that it is her moral duty - and her destiny - to liberate the enslaved Mander kind and put an end to Krok rule.
Wizard101 - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 24,135 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/20/2015 - Published: 1/5/2014 - OC
Tea with a Side of Blood reviews
[Discontinued.] Not every wizard is the destined "Savior of the Spiral". Everyone has their own story, their own character, be it for good or for evil. (One-shot collection. 100 Themes Challenge attempt.)
Wizard101 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,421 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/4/2015 - Published: 8/31/2014 - OC
The Illiterate reviews
[Discontinued.] Scarlet O'Leary is scorned by the O'Leary clan for being a half-breed. However, a spark of magic and a chance meeting with Arthur Whethersfield leads her in a new direction - and into the arms of a new family.
Wizard101 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,879 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/30/2014 - Published: 8/31/2014
City of Lights and Magic reviews
(One-shot continued by TheBeautifulKaylaStorm) Nicole wasn't sure what happened. One moment she was sleeping peacefully at her home on Earth, the next she's in a whole new magical realm with talking owls. She's not sure if she wants to stay or not; it wasn't every day something like this happened. However, a certain boy may be able to change her mind... Request for Shiranai Atsune!
Wizard101 - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,322 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/10/2014 - Malorn A., OC - Complete
Poison reviews
Astra Snaketongue has suffered much in her short life. What she thinks is a gesture of kindness can ultimately be the thing to wreck her innocence and destroy her heart. She learns that love is nothing but misery, gullibility, and foolishness rolled up into a single misguided feeling. One-shot.
Wizard101 - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,830 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/3/2014 - OC - Complete
Cherry Blossom reviews
[Discontinued.]
Wizard101 - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,303 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/3/2014 - Published: 10/5/2013 - OC
A Time of War reviews
(One-shot.) In the years past the struggles of Malistaire and the evil of Morganthe, a war is starting to brew. Rowan must find a way to win the numerous battles thrown her way and lead an army of young wizards whom hardly understand the concept of war. There's one nagging thought in the back of everyone's mind however: just what are they fighting for?
Wizard101 - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,850 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/1/2014 - OC - Complete
Havens in the Dark reviews
(One-shot.) It's been weeks since Malistaire Drake fled from Ravenwood, driven mad by the loss of his beloved wife. Cyrus, now abandoned and suffering in lonesome grief, struggles with controlling his emotions in an attempt to keep his darkest secret hidden from prying eyes. Meanwhile, Lord Shadow questions the Conjurers loyalty, and goes out in search for some much needed answers.
Wizard101 - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,179 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/21/2014 - OC, Cyrus D. - Complete
The Lightning Gaze reviews
[Discontinued.] Heather Shadowsword, Necromancer and adopted daughter of Cyrus Drake, navigates a post-Malistaire fight Spiral.
Wizard101 - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Friendship - Chapters: 22 - Words: 68,550 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 7/11/2013 - Published: 12/14/2011 - OC