Author has written 18 stories for Death Note, Sherlock, Radio Dramas, and Avatar: Last Airbender.
Name: Xinde is my Chinese name and middle name. I would type it here in Chinese, but it keeps disappearing. It's pronounced like SHEEN-duh.
About me: 22, ISFJ, Capricorn. San Francisco Bay Area. Recent college graduate, majored in biology, minored in creative writing, currently doing research and teaching for a year while applying to medical school. Combined with writing fanfiction - a very bad idea. Likes all spicy food, tea, dark chocolate.
Tumblr: @the-cloud-whisperer. AO3: xinde (some works will be cross-posted, although links to AO3 don't seem to work on this site :/)
CURRENT WORK: Avatar Zuko series covering Zuko's life from age 7 to whenever it is that he saves the world (16-17ish). Summary: Less than eighty years after Roku's death, the Avatar has returned to the Fire Nation, born to Prince Ozai. Everything seems poised for the Fire Nation to take over the world, except for a few minor details, namely that Ozai has unknowingly banished and alienated his son, the Avatar. A retelling of the events of A:tLA, in which Zuko is the Avatar, Azula is his twin, and Aang is still the last Airbender.
1. save some face (you know you've only got one): Zuko's early childhood to adolescence. Complete.
2. time crawls on (while you're waiting for the song to start): covering Zuko's time spent learning earthbending.
3. Notes on the Avatar Zuko Series: Hosted on Ao3 only, including authorial notes on characterizations, chronology, alterations I have made to the Avatar canon, Chinese linguistics and cultural lessons, and other fun trivia. May be helpful to read if you are ever confused about anything. Head to my AO3 profile if you want to read them.
Manga/Anime fandoms: Death Note, Bakuman, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, No. 6 (ugh, need to get up-to-speed on this one), Noragami (also need to get up to date)
Shows/Movies fandoms: Avatar: the Last Airbender, Avatar: the Legend of Korra (just finished watching this :D!!), SHERLOCK, MCU, LOTR/Hobbit, James Bond, and lots of other stuff that I don't typically read fanfiction for
My Death Note Stories!!! (in alphabetical order)
Cherry on Top: L/Light, bedtime argument, not what you expected - enough said. Complete.
Cinderella: L/Light/L, based on the fairytale, starring Beyond as the evil stepmother and Ryuk as a professional stylist. It's not as cracky as it sounds; humor and seriousness in equal parts. Complete, also on AO3.
Cracks in the Mirror: Collection of stand-alone humorous instances, all pairings and characters. I'd point you to Misa's Spelling Lessons and Holy Virgin first, but they're all somewhat snicker-worthy.
Dear Admissions Committee: Real college essay prompts, written in the character of nine of our favorite faces. As such, they contain serious content that will make you use your brain - with exceptions, of course *cough Mello cough* My personal favorites were Beyond, L, and Light's. Complete.
Liebestraum: Franz Liszt's beautiful piece for solo piano is the soundtrack to this piece, but you don't have to be a classical music aficionado to like it. Light meets an unexpected person in an unexpected place. Really, it's the whole escape-from-boredom thing that most non-Kira AUs employ. But the sex is good! (I think...hehe maybe not.)
Psychopath: Thinking Outside the Box: Oneshot, Wammy's era, A assesses B's mental condition via the popularized psychopath test and unwittingly sets the scene for his own death. Darkly humorous, not for the self-righteous. A little crack-ish. Complete. [cross-posted to AO3 orphan_account]
Rest in Peace: Comprises two unrelated chapters of minimalistic, deathbed Light cogitating and spiritualizing. Complete, and on ao3.
Sacrilege: Matt and Mello do more than have sex in a cemetery. Matt-centric, lots of angsting about dying and Kira and shit. Complete. [cross-posted to AO3 orphan_account]
Sleepwalking: Post-series, Linda looks at a portrait of Light through an artist's eyes. Complete and on ao3.
Sleep Disorders: L/Light, true crack, more bedtime arguing, but there is a plot and everything. Post-Higuchi Kira case, Rem involved. Who knew I could write two thousand plus words on a pun? Complete.
Snow White: Mello/Near, another fairytale idea. Near = Snow White, Mello = prince, Light = evil stepmother. Got rather out of hand, I'm stuck at the part where Near is supposed to go to the seven dwarves. Discontinued.
Stardust: Near remembers the ones who left him behind. Death day fic. Sad. Complete and on ao3.
That Is the Question: Matt/Mello/Matt. Long story short: what was twenty years of life without knowing each other like for the two? Matt isn't suicidal, but he is more than a little unhealthily okay with his own death. Mello clings to life with a contrasting tenacity that may just bring Matt back from the edge. Complete!
Wild Nights: Interlude between chapter 5 and 6 of That Is the Question. There's nothing to be missed if you don't read it except some obligatory smut and feelings. Complete.
Wedding Rings: Sherlock wearing a mood ring, that is all. Complete and on ao3.
Quantum Mechanics at Forty Thousand Feet: The MJN crew discuss Schrodinger's cat. Really, what else can I say? Complete and on ao3.