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Joined 10-28-11, id: 3380512, Profile Updated: 05-19-13
Author has written 2 stories for Merlin, and Hetalia - Axis Powers.

Ciao!

I'm Carinth. All my fics from when I was UndertheWeepingWillow except one have been deleted, even Vita Vitae, because I realised that it was mostly just pointless whump.

I have another account on FF.net, but, as that account is mostly for reading/reviewing others work, I have decided to make this my 'official' posting account.

I'm very fond of Irish music. It's a phase (hopefully). I'm also a pianist, so if you want to recommend any pieces I'd be overjoyed.

If you ever have the displeasure of meeting me, you shouldn't be worried if I burst out squealing for no apparent reason, clutching my forehead and jumping up and down and murmuring incoherent things about DW, Merlin, SPN, Hetalia and piano. It is perfectly normal-ish. I'm unnaturally random, and have a tendencey to go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on about stuff.

Ships:

I'm more of a mild romance fan, I prefer stories with a bigger focus than just one genre, but that doesn't mean that I won't read it.

Freylin

Morgwaine

Doctor/Amy

Doctor/River

Amy/Rory

Oswin/Jack Harkness

GerIta

PruCan

FrUK

Percabeth

Pepperony

Clintasha

RusIta (when done properly)

OTPS:


Jack/Ianto (it's such an underrated pairing. Everyone needs to ship it.)

Owen/Tosh (Owen needs to stop being so mean to poor Tosh!)

USUK

Merthur (slash or friendship. Whatever. It doesn't matter to me as long as it's IC)

Spamano

Gerita

Adamandriel (This is a relatively new ship that I just adore. They are so perfect for each other!)

This isn't mine, I found it on a forum ages ago and thought that it explains a lot of things (about whump) quite well.

Theory #1: The George Syndrome

Years ago, a friend and I came up with a term for a certain kind of guy: guys who were not only attractive, but who inspired a certain maternal, "awww, I'll make it better" reaction. We called them "Georges," from the old Bugs Bunny/Abominable Snowman cartoon ("oh, I have found a little bunny rabbit. I will hug him and pet him and call him George" - you get the idea).

Women are socialized to be caregivers. We like guys who need us, whom we can take care of. At the same time, we want men who are strong, capable, etc.How to reconcile these two contradictory desires? Take a strong, capable man,and hurt 'im (in the fictional sense, of course). This allows us to be vicarious caregivers (through the non-favorite character). We get our George "awwws" without compromising the character's strength (at least in-IMHO-good fic. There's certainly a lot of fic that seems to like turning strong, capable characters into weepy, whiny, helpless children, but I can't even begin to figure out what that's about, so we'll leave that alone).

Theory #2: The Angst-Boy Syndrome

A (male) friend recently asked me why so many female Buffy fans liked to see Angel in perpetual angst. It got me thinking.

Yet again, we have conflicting desires. Women are socialized to like "strong, silent types." At the same time, we have a deep desire for our beloveds to actually talk to us about their feelings, to show affection. How to reconcile this? Again: hurt 'em (in fic). Throw them into a crisis where talking about their feelings and showing affection is realistic.

Theory #3: The Puzzle Box Syndrome

Most fans, hell, most people, are drawn to characters who are emotionally complex. This complexity may be what draws us to a character on a tv show or in a movie, or, if the character is not shown as particularly complex but appeals to us anyway, what leads us to write fanfic about that character.

With a character who does display complexity in the original text, pain, suffering, etc can serve as a key to bring that complexity to the forefront in ways that often do not occur on screen (since, let's face it, most of our favorite shows tend to focus on things other than emotional complexity). Take, say, either Casey McCall or Dan Rydell from Sports Night. Obviously, both have quite a bit going on under the surface, but in a half-hour "dramedy" with a fairly large ensemble cast

More often, tho' (I would argue), the character isn't necessarily shown to be particularly emotionally deep or complex, even if the potential for it is there. Two examples that spring to mind are Tom Paris and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Paris was made for emotional complexity, but somehow (bad writers, anyone?) it never materialized. Obi-Wan, whatever complexity he got from external sources (the books) or good acting, just didn't have enough screen time. Both these scenarios present the temptation (need, even) to create depths to plumb.

And, let's face it: pain is more complex than happiness. Very few people spend hours in therapy of buy books on the many different ways in which we are happy, or the complication of happiness.

Underrated Characters That Deserved Better Than They Got:


Samandriel (SPN): I was not prepared for such a brutal ending to his character. I really loved him. He is Heaven's Most Adorable Angel. I had been so ready to welcome him into Team Free Will, and then he was killed off. I really should have expected it. Then again, I suppose the brutality of his death was only punctuated by his potential to be such a wonderful character, but I maintain that he is going to be resurrected and then pull Adam from the Pit, and then my OTP will come true. It has to happen.

(Tentative) Updating Schedule:


Capricorn-Whenever I have the time.

This Joy is Formidable-Every Sunday

Random Oneshots (for no particular fandom)-Saturday

My fics are on a temporary hiatus as I work on a collab fic with the awesome writer Maestus.

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On the Benefits of Useless Wings by Crystal Kira reviews
Feliciano Vargas, head medic of his corps, was just the "fluffwing," bullied and labeled useless by most. He'd always known he was a terrible flier, but when he crashed into Ivan Braginski, his commanding officer, he was sure his useless wings had gotten him into major trouble. But Ivan helps him to realize how those wings could have some benefits, after all. RusIta, wing!verse AU.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 60,423 - Reviews: 266 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 175 - Updated: 3/3 - Published: 8/13/2012 - Russia, N. Italy
Quite Peculiar by Julia456 reviews
Just some ficlets and drabbles and what have you.
Leviathan series - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 120 - Words: 115,141 - Reviews: 2002 - Favs: 491 - Follows: 445 - Updated: 2/27 - Published: 2/27/2010 - [Alek F., Deryn S.]
More Like Two Different Coins by AuroraKnight reviews
It wasn't enough that he was the Boy Who Lived, or that he was the reincarnation of the most powerful wizard in history. He just had to be connected by destiny to Draco Malfoy.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 18 - Words: 105,851 - Reviews: 325 - Favs: 459 - Follows: 667 - Updated: 10/6/2013 - Published: 10/14/2011 - Harry P., Merlin
Pushing the Boundries by Oceanbreeze7 reviews
Challenge; written with mythologyrox: Tony did not like many things, fire extinguishers, cats, Thor breaking his doorknobs, or Loki indents on his marble floor. What Tony couldn't STAND, was small dark spaces that pressed in on him, and the harsh sounds of other languages that sounded too familier for him to handle. Combine the two, and you have a lethal combination.TRIGGER WARNING
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,866 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 524 - Follows: 113 - Published: 10/25/2012 - Iron Man/Tony S. - Complete
Jetsam by Niphrehdil reviews
Merlin was disappearing. Ceasing to exist. The whispering ghosts were escorting him to the other side, and yet he just lifted his chin higher. -Try me," he answered dangerously.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Suspense - Chapters: 19 - Words: 86,556 - Reviews: 234 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 172 - Updated: 7/16/2012 - Published: 8/9/2011 - Arthur, Merlin
Counted Among the Traitors by WillowDryad reviews
King Edmund the Just was once counted among the traitors, but now he is known throughout Narnia as a man of honor and truth, and the High King's trust in him can never be shaken. Or can it? Golden Age. No slash. Thanks to narniagirl11 for the great cover art!
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 21 - Words: 73,916 - Reviews: 784 - Favs: 268 - Follows: 131 - Updated: 6/25/2012 - Published: 2/4/2012 - Edmund Pevensie, Peter Pevensie - Complete
Black, White, and Red All Over by Battle Fries reviews
When Willow picks up on Voldemort's resurrection, the Council moves to aid Harry Potter in his struggle against the Dark Lord. Post-Chosen, Post-Goblet of Fire. Posted on TTH under user name LegacyWeapon.
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 15 - Words: 62,605 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 236 - Follows: 185 - Updated: 6/12/2012 - Published: 9/25/2011 - Willow R., Harry P. - Complete
Of Guilt, Blame, and Misappropriated Weaponry by Aoitori reviews
Tag to 4x8, "Lamia." When Arthur discovers what his knights did to his servant while under the creature's influence, he and Merlin get into a bit of a row over what should be done about it. Chapter 5: Back in Camelot with Arthur and a visit from Gwaine.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,726 - Reviews: 186 - Favs: 381 - Follows: 482 - Updated: 3/30/2012 - Published: 1/5/2012 - Arthur, Merlin
The Angel Without Wings by The Firefly Meteor Shower reviews
But who's ever heard of an angel without wings? Drew and Piper free-verse.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 357 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/20/2012 - Drew T., Piper M. - Complete
BuBbLeS by Dov5e reviews
He definitely didn't remember falling asleep here. In fact, he'd never been here in his life. Merlin/Freya. Random summary. slight T for language. PLEASE READ!NOW COMPLETE!
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,236 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 2/26/2012 - Published: 1/13/2012 - Arthur, Freya - Complete
The Woodpecker from Hell by blindkitten reviews
A poisonous creature leaves Dean without emotional walls, which is harder on both of the brothers than they think. Set after Scarecrow. Seriously Limp!Dean. T for safety mostly. No slash.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,108 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 2/20/2012 - Published: 2/16/2012 - Sam W., Dean W. - Complete
Worth Burning For by Sinibin reviews
Arthur was Merlin's destiny. He was the one man meant to rule the Kingdom of Albion, and succeed while doing so. Merlin is his protector. However, when Arthur finds out about Merlin's secret, will he show him the same mercy Merlin showed his father?
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,460 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/29/2012 - Published: 8/12/2011 - Merlin
The Most Adorable Army The World Has Ever Known by Jammeke reviews
Young Merlin, Gwaine, Lancelot, Elyan, Leon and Percival vie for Teacher Arthur's attention. Here be knights, superheroes, ladders, epiphanies and an exasperated teacher who is not fond of his children in the slightest, thank you very much.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,177 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 1/16/2012 - Published: 11/11/2011 - Merlin, Arthur
Starving a Warlock Isn't Wise by ForIHaveOvercomeTheWorld reviews
Tag to 404. The knights played a joke on Merlin and we see him not eating for two nights, but what if it's been longer than that? Will Arthur and the knights realize something abut Merlin that they never knew before? Bromance, no slash, overworked Merlin.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 14,521 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 681 - Follows: 180 - Updated: 1/6/2012 - Published: 12/30/2011 - Arthur, Merlin - Complete
For You by xXxDaughteroftheKingxXx reviews
My name is Starfire, and I have done terrible things. I have served a dark master. I watched as the Teen Titans fell, and have done nothing about it. My name is Starfire, and I have done terrible things. But today, I am going to make them right. ONESHOT.
Teen Titans - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,181 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/27/2011 - Starfire, Robin - Complete
Intensate by Hanson's Angel reviews
Short-ish one-shot where Dean is sick and Sam is there for him in his own Sam-like way. Just my usual respiratory!sick!Dean, blah-blah, can't help myself, etc. Some mild language.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,315 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/25/2011 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
A Story Behind Each by CaptainOzone reviews
One-shot. Reveal fic/ "scar-revelation" fic. The title is the summary in every way. Hardly an original idea, but hopefully it offers a new spin and flair. More details inside. NO slash.
Merlin - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,807 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 449 - Follows: 61 - Published: 9/11/2011 - Merlin, Arthur - Complete
High Five for Going Boldly by Nefertiri's Handmaiden reviews
In which Kirk gives out high gives like candy and Spock is having none of this bizarre human custom. High five for humor! Some mention of Spock/Uhura.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,260 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/10/2011 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
Reaching Out by Reigen Doki reviews
An incident planet side leaves Jim and Spock shaken, but they can make everything work out, right? Kind-of Pre-slash Jim/Spock. Rated for the author's penchant for cursing.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,742 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 11 - Published: 4/14/2011 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
Opposites by BadgerInMySoup reviews
Three definitions of the word and the couples they fit. Includes Percabeth, Rico and Jason/Piper.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,418 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/30/2010 - Complete
Leo Doesn't Give Up by BadgerInMySoup reviews
And eventually wins the girl of his dreams. Thalia/Leo.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,293 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 10 - Published: 12/29/2010 - Thalia G., Leo V. - Complete
Jehovahjirah by Lirenel reviews
Peter is forced to make a devastating choice: family or duty. Any warnings can be found on my profile.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,260 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 317 - Follows: 18 - Published: 4/25/2009 - Peter Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie - Complete
The Winter Prince by Angel Baby1 reviews
On his first trip to Narnia, a lost Edmund is saved by a Wolf and taken to the Witch’s castle, where he becomes the Winter Prince, one of her greatest servants. Much later, his siblings arrive. But is Ed’s betrayal as complete as it seems? Movie-verse
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 33,697 - Reviews: 234 - Favs: 380 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 9/15/2008 - Published: 8/30/2008 - Edmund Pevensie, Peter Pevensie - Complete
The Throne of Narnia by Ultra-Geek reviews
In which resides the record of a nearly successful pirate take over of Cair Paravel, Peter’s first undercover rescue mission, and Edmund’s brief stint as the High King of Narnia.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,329 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 140 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/15/2008 - Edmund Pevensie, Peter Pevensie - Complete
Deception & Concealment by KissThis reviews
Voldemort is dead; Harry bitter. In order to save him and her world, Hermione does the unimaginable and the illegal - disguised as a boy she goes back to the Marauders' Era, but finds herself in a sticky situation of love. [OT3: JP x HG x SB]
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 109,072 - Reviews: 1307 - Favs: 1,096 - Follows: 1,121 - Updated: 6/29/2008 - Published: 4/30/2005 - Hermione G., Sirius B.
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This Joy is Formidable reviews
AU: When his adoptive parents are killed in a gas explosion, Matthew Williams is sent to live with his family in California. A biological mother, a dad who can't look Matt in the eyes, an older-half brother called Alfred who hates him. Will Matt ever be happy again? Major AmeCan bromance/brotherly bonding and minor UsUk.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,901 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 12/19/2012 - Published: 11/17/2012 - Canada, America
Capricorn reviews
In which the Crown Prince perseveres to learn more about the lives of Camelot's servants, Uther hires a new Overseer and Merlin suffers for it, and a friendship is put on the line. Protective!Arthur, Hurt!Merlin with a side of Helpful!Gwen. Not slash.
Merlin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,222 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 9/23/2012 - Published: 5/15/2012 - Arthur, Merlin