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Joined 05-30-03, id: 393704, Profile Updated: 09-04-11
Author has written 3 stories for Roswell, and Fringe.

Hi. (:

My name's Alyssa, and I'm a college student.

One thing you can count on from me is that I usually try to be honest, even if I'm sure it's going to get me into trouble.

I haven't posted anything in forever because, honestly, I have a very bad history of never finishing my fanfictions. But if I decide to post something new, it's not likely I'll be on time with updates or even guaranteed that I'll finish at all. So my apologies in advance.

Oh, btw, my other account is Bug-in-a-Rug, but I can't get on there to delete it and I haven't done anything on it in years. So if you see a story from there and have absolutely nothing else to do, you can see my (awful, disturbing, angsting-young-teen) writing style. I can at least promise that anything I do in the future will be better than that.


STORY INFO

Time and Again: This is a Roswell fic, summary listed down below. This is my first posted story and the one I'm going to be focusing on most right now. Anything you need to know about it is in the summary or in the author's notes inside.

Reset: A Fringe fic, just posted. I'm not sure if I'm gonna keep it up - it just depends how many reviews I get. Also, I have a list of assumptions I made about Fringe when I came up with this concept listed down below - it should help solve any confusion. *This list of 'assumptions' has been edited because it contained spoilers. Sorry...


RESET ASSUMPTIONS

- Bell was the driving force behind Cortexiphan(sp?).
- Walter started the Cortexiphan trials before his Peter died.
- Olivia, being exposed to constant fear and without Walter standing up for her against her step-father, would have further developed her gift, and over a longer period, than she did in canon.
- Walternate would, without Walter's kidnapping of his Peter, have gone on with his experiments, pushing the boundaries further and further as Walter did to save Peter.
- Walternate's side deteriorates faster because it is, spatially, the weaker world. Or the stronger but with more brittle barriers.
- Olivia's canon "strength" is unique. Fauxlivia, who faced very few of the horrors Olivia faced, has a cockier, puffer-fish kinda bravado. Basically, Fauxlivia’s used to bluffing her way out of things, whereas Olivia is always expecting the worst to happen and for it to really, really hurt.
- Walternate is innately quicker to reach for the "last resort" because he's not made to be a leader, but became one in the "other world". He feels forced to be all-powerful, omniscient, and so he forces himself to look at a really scientific version of the bigger picture - logical and without moral or ethical coloring. Thus, what's good for the most people is what he will make sure happens, even if it means killing 1000 people to save 1001.
- Peter, in the "other world", was closer to his mother, and had issues with Walternate. This suggests that whatever it was Peter was drawn to as a child – confidence, kindess, w/e – Walternate either has less than Walter, or Walternate's wife had more than Walter’s, or some combination of the two.
- Walternate was already in a position of power (or seeking that position) when he cured Peter, so he ends up in the same position (Secretary) even without Peter's “abduction”.
- The jailing of Walter was as much a political move as an ethical one - his assistant did die, yes, but it also came out that he experimented on people. Granted, most of these experiments were done on behalf of the government and larger corporations, but none of them were implicated. Thus, I believe his jailing was an attempt to pacify the public.
- Walter would have eased up on the cortexiphan trials if the "other" Peter had been cured by Walternate. I say this because he kept up to get Peter back to his world, and because Walternate, after losing Peter, became rabidly against hurting children. It stands to reason that Walter would have the same reaction.
- Walter's wife would have coped better without the flickering temptation of hope.
- Peter noticed Fauxlivia's discrepancies, but ignored them because he thought it was impossible. Besides which, their relationship had changed, so I assume he felt he was simply “seeing another side” to her.


QUOTES

- "Every man living is a slave to something..." Vinland Saga, ch 2.

- "Never trust spiritual leader who cannot dance." Mr. Miyagi, The Next Karate Kid.

- "Real love isn't brains, children, it's blood! Blood screaming inside you to work it's will!" - Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

- "I want you to know I did save you. Not when it counted, of course. But after that. Every night after that. I'd see it all again, do something different. Faster or more clever, you know? Dozens of times, lots of different ways... Every night I save you." - Spike, again

- "Passion. It lies in all of us, sleeping, waiting... and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir. Open it's jaws and howl. It speaks to us, guides us - passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments; the joy of love, the clarity of hatred... the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we'd know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we'd be truly dead." - Angelus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

- "Death... would be an awfully big adventure." - Peter Pan... I think.

- "Live forever, travel the world in a million different ways, know every lover that you could possibly want. Immortality; what's not to love? There's just one thing they leave out of the pitch: time. That endless... sucking time. No closing bell, no quarter - no measure but memories. Those haunting memories. Slice 'em, dice 'em, rue 'em, do it again. And realize there is only one true thing: it is impossible to live forever perfectly." - Aiden, scifi's Being Human

- "We're all hiding something, aren't we? From the moment we wake up, look in the mirror, all we do is spin our little lies. Suck in that gut, color that hair. Twist off that wedding ring. And why not? What's the penalty? What are the concequences, really? I'm only human, you say, and all is forgiven. But what if some cruel twist of fate makes you something else, something... other? Who forgives you then?" - Also Aiden...

- "Deep experience is never peaceful." - Henry James

- "A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." - Oscar Wilde


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Who I Am by TwinTrouble reviews
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Time and Again: Variable Z reviews
Liz did what she came to do; she went back in time and saved Zan. But Zan is nothing if not dangerous, and no one could've predicted the results. Full summary inside.
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Reset reviews
When the Observer distracted Walternate at a key moment in time, he changed the world. How would things happen if he hadn't?
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Time and Again reviews
Fourteen years after Future-Max changed the past, Liz Parker's about to do it again. But when things don't go as she expected, how's she supposed to make a better future with only the help of a bitter, revived teenage Zan?
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