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Joined 12-22-02, id: 313673, Profile Updated: 12-27-10
Author has written 19 stories for Angel, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, X-Files, One Tree Hill, CSI: New York, Bones, Ugly Betty, and Fringe.

Well I've been a member since 2002, which is shocking that it's taken me this long to actually write a profile. I know I have a tendency to lean towards procrastination, but even for me this is pushing it. My name is Mel, and my fan fictions which, to start off with were usually on the fluffy side, have lately taken on a more serious, find-the-hidden-meaning-behind-character's-thoughts-and-actions twist. Currently this has me writing about moments when the show, has left it up to your imagination. I tend to look back at stories I wrote years ago and cringe at the idealism behind them, not to say I have completely removed that from my writing. It's just not as in your face. But I think as you write, you learn what works for you, and you start to develop your own style, one that is uniquely yours. And if you're good enough, people will read your stories and recognise them as yours, the way you describe your characters and surroundings, their thoughts and feelings. The way you string a sentence together, or the way you flow through a story. I'm the kind of writer, who finds a ship and sticks with it, which I think helps when capturing the characters. Knowing them well enough to describe them and the situations they are in, makes it more believable for the reader. One thing that puts me off reading a story is when, authors haven't captured the characters. You have the idea of them in your head, you watch them on TV, but if that character doesn't match up, it's just hard to imagine them doing whatever it is they are doing in your story. The other thing that puts me off, and I try not to do this myself, is authors who don't read through their work. There will always be the odd typo, grammar or spelling mistake, which is understandable. But when you read a story that stops and starts, you spend more time trying to work out what's being said, and your attention is taken away from the narrative. With that said, I believe everyone should post their stories, the only way we can learn is by listening to others. You may not agree with their opinions, and the bad may stay with you more than the good, but usually these are few and far between. The important thing to remember is, if they are reviewing your story, it has affected them.

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Obvious by greenmangoes reviews
Sequel to "So Close" - takes place after their first meeting in London, initially just daniel's POV but have decided to continue it to include betty's as well
Ugly Betty - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 31,332 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 2/9/2012 - Published: 5/3/2010 - Betty S., Daniel M.
Season Five: New York, New York by Yahtzee reviews
My own take on a fifth season for UB - in New York City, rather than London. Betty/Daniel focused, but with storylines for all the major characters. Posting elsewhere from chapter 23 onward.
Ugly Betty - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 23 - Words: 159,992 - Reviews: 191 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 6/8/2011 - Published: 1/31/2011 - Betty S., Daniel M.
Silver Lining by Mana Mihara reviews
Snippets into Daniel and Betty's lives after the end of the series. Daniel x Betty
Ugly Betty - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,497 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/28/2011 - Betty S., Daniel M.
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No Time Like the Present reviews
Set during Million Dollar Smile, Daniel and Pretty Teeth Betty might have been on to something.
Ugly Betty - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,432 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 11 - Published: 9/9/2011 - Betty S., Daniel M. - Complete
Reflection reviews
Peter's thoughts on the events of 'Jacksonville.' Chapter 2, Olivia's POV added
Fringe - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,287 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/19/2011 - Published: 4/6/2010 - Peter B., Olivia D. - Complete
When I Need You reviews
Takes place during 'Be-Shure' Daniel is there for Betty during her pregnancy scare.
Ugly Betty - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,165 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Betty S., Daniel M. - Complete
Save You reviews
Betty helps Daniel deal with Molly's death. Rated for odd swearing. FINAL CHAPTER ADDED NOW COMPLETE
Ugly Betty - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,481 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 2/26/2011 - Published: 1/10/2011 - Daniel M., Betty S. - Complete
A Little Something More reviews
After drunk dialling Henry and inviting him to Hilda's wedding, Betty tries to make it up to Daniel, with a few surprise revelations along the way.
Ugly Betty - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,188 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/14/2011 - Betty S., Daniel M. - Complete
More Than Anyone reviews
Betty sees Daniel leaving her going away party without talking to her, so she confronts him.
Ugly Betty - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,464 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/27/2010 - Betty S., Daniel M. - Complete
Extreme Makeover: The Betty Edition reviews
A model pulls out at the last minute, could Betty find herself helping out in more ways than one? D/B scenes.
Ugly Betty - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,620 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/10/2008 - Complete
I Shouldn't Have Stopped reviews
Danny/Lindsay One shot. Missing Scene set during Child's Play.
CSI: New York - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,644 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/19/2008 - Danny M., Lindsay M. - Complete
Like You Never Left reviews
What if everything you thought you knew, was a lie?
One Tree Hill - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,728 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 1/15/2008 - Published: 8/13/2007 - Lucas S., Haley J.S.
Sweet Revelations reviews
New Summary: Lucas and Haley use to be best friends, but fame has changed him. Can Haley’s belief in Lucas save him and his career?
One Tree Hill - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 25,488 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 5/5/2007 - Published: 3/28/2006 - Lucas S., Haley J.S.
Confined reviews
Booth and Brennan are confined in a small space, will they finally get things out into the open?
Bones - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,280 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/8/2007 - Complete
Diet Coke Break reviews
Danny takes a Diet Coke break, and he has an audience. DL
CSI: New York - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,290 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/17/2006 - Complete
I Just Had A Feeling reviews
Oneshot: Lucas is there for Haley
One Tree Hill - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,042 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/17/2006 - Haley J.S., Lucas S. - Complete
Just Can't Live A Lie reviews
One shot song fic
One Tree Hill - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,687 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/13/2006 - Haley J.S., Nathan S. - Complete
The World Through Your Eyes reviews
FINAL CHAPTER! Okay I suck at summaries: Haley looses her most prized possession. What are the odds that the most popular guy in school finds it? Laley
One Tree Hill - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 15,983 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 2/24/2006 - Published: 7/21/2005 - Lucas S., Haley J.S.
T'is the Season reviews
Mulder and Scully are working a case out of town, but are told they’ll be home for Christmas. But will the weather have something to say about that?
X-Files - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,535 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/20/2004 - F. Mulder, D. Scully
On The Steps, Under The Stars reviews
Something’s bothering Cordy, could Angel be the cause?
Angel - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,657 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Published: 7/15/2004 - Angel, Cordelia C.
This is me, now reviews
When Angel rescues Cordelia and a baby, the pair start to spend more time together, and Angel sees a side of Cordelia no one knew existed.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 18,613 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 7/11/2004 - Published: 11/21/2003 - Angel, Cordelia C.
A Twist of Fate reviews
FINAL CHAPTER ADDED!!!! K, new summary. Totally AU, Cordy's pregnant and meets Angel for the first time under some very strange circumstances. Please r&r.
Angel - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 22,425 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/7/2003 - Published: 12/22/2002