Anla'shok
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Author has written 7 stories for Hunger Games, and Pokémon.

"We walk in the dark places no others will enter."
"We stand on the bridge, and no one may pass."
"We live for the One, we die for the One"

– Anla'Shok credo (Babylon 5)


Welcome, reader!

Once upon a time there was a kid with a head full of stories. Awkward stories with overpowered characters, an unfocused plot and all too many adverbs. Many trees were tragically killed as those stories were written and rewritten on paper.

Until the kid, one feet into the adult world now, realized she'd stumbled upon a story worth sharing.

It was about other kids murdering each other. Or, to be fair, how impossible situations break or make us. It was about monsters and heroes, and everyone in between.

And that's how it all began, with the Hunger Games. I cared little for the love triangle and very much for the politics, the perverse power of propaganda and terror, the impact of traumatic events. I wrote about people, survival, rebellions and dictators. Suzanne Collins' world is a wonderful sandbox and the research I had to do to write my stories has made me a wiser person.


The best praise I can give a story is that it made me think.

MY STORIES

In Progress

Easier Said than Done - Pokemon

When I was a novice teenage writer, I wrote a pokemon story I never showed to anyone. An epic Journey tale. It was terrible, but like most terrible things you pour your heart in, I'm fond of it. Today, I have rewritten it, and behold, it now actually has a plot!

Summary: Two best friends begin their Journey, their minds filled with dreams of freedom and adventure. On the fifth day their starter pokemon are stolen by a talking gengar. That's when trouble begins.

Or how two ten year olds run away on a journey and get in trouble because they're convinced their parents will drag them home if they don't pretend everything's going according to plan. It's about navigating friendships and figuring out who you are (aren't all stories?). And pokemon. Lots of cool pokemon who are characters in their own right.

This story is 37 chapters and roughly 140k long. I plan to update once a week. I'm currently working on the sequel.

Complete

1 - Showdown: No Holding Back - Hunger Games

Twenty-four teenagers, willing and unwilling, are thrust in the 63rd Hunger Games. The Gamemakers have set the scene: a televised arena of stone, ice and creepy holograms. Behind the scenes, Capitol sponsors send money to whomever they find the most entertaining, leaving boring tributes to their tragic fates. Every single teenager, and most of all the trained Careers, knows they must not only survive, but also offer their audience a riveting show.

The second part of Showdown follows the victor. It explores Capitol politics, President's Snow grab for power, PTSD, mentor-relationships, and finishes with the Rebellion.

Showdown's characters are all my own (it's not a SYOTS). Canon mentors, President Snow, and Caesar Flickerman have minor roles that become more major after the Games end.

Edited in 2015. Showdown was the first piece of writing I exposed to public scrutiny, and my first foray in the Hunger Games universe. After writing Checkmate, I wasn't satisfied with some aspects of Showdown, most notably the Careers' characterization and the 'it's a televised game' aspect. There has been some major upheaval, especially in the arena chapters. It's much better now, go read it :D.

2- Checkmate - Hunger Games

I'd finished Showdown and didn't know what to do with my life anymore, so I decided to write a story featuring Hunger Games that weren't Games in the traditional sense. Checkmate is a story of rebellions, of cracks in the system that expand day by day, over decades. In my head-canon, Katniss put fire to a pile of kindle built by generations of rebels before her. She was the spearhead of the rebellion, and Checkmate is about the spear.

The central characters is Mags, District Four victor extraordinaire. She's lived through everything, and she knows what's up. Checkmate's aim is to paint the history of Panem, from just after the Dark Days up to and including the Second Rebellion, by living it alongside Mags but also Plutarch, Finnick, Paylor, Alma Coin and other major and minor character's.

Mags was first and foremost a mentor. You'll see that every victor has a tale, every system has its secrets, and yes I am quite proud of my monster of a story.

Checkmate: Behind the Scenes. Because Checkmate is over 600k long (and deserves to be edited, but I can't bring myself to do it), and even I try to keep the filler to a minimum, but some filler, even when it doesn't quite fit in the story, is still worth a look. So in Checkmate BtS it goes.

3 - The Career (one shot).

The first Hunger Games had one big flaw: the tributes wouldn't kill. The horror was there, but not the entertainment. The victors were broken and pathetic. After Vicuña's brother died in the Games, Vicuña decided no innocent in her District would ever be reaped again. The Games would be for girls and boys like her: those who had nothing to lose and would not regret their victory. She'd give the Capitol the entertainment it sought if that was the price to pay. She was the first Career.

'The Career' is about Hell being paved by good intentions, how the Games evolve, who the Careers are, and why Mags is a very special kind of Career (it's also an offshoot of Checkmate, but it's stand-alone).

4 - SYOTS Writing for Dummies - Hunger Games

I got tired of reading stories held together by a bunch of good ideas and crap execution. I got even more fed up with authors who blame lack of conflict or poor characterization on 'the submitters' who 'won't review if the author is mean to their characters' because come on. So I thought hard about writing and tributes and arenas, and what made me say a story was good or wasn't. SYOTS WfD is all about turning advice into something fun to read and enlightening for beginner and confirmed writers alike.

And after writing a few chapters, I realized I should take my own advice. So I edited Showdown.

5 - Legacy of the Darkest Days: the origin of the Hunger Games (oneshot - for now)

Why the Hunger Games? Of all the things the Capitol could come up with, they picked Hunger Games? Was it vengeance, politics, chance? Was in intentional, or did something go very wrong? Was there an actual long term plan besides murdering kids? Why were people okay with it?

A long oneshot about the Dark Days and how they gave birth to the Hunger Games.


FUTURE STORIES

Easier Said than Done (Book 2): this time with bonus psychic abilities, Team Aqua/Magma shenanigans, and interfering alakazam. After writing 80% of the story, I realized I needed to rewrite and rework a whole bunch to be able to wrap it up properly. So, I'm doing that.

SYOTS Writing for Dummies (continued) : maybe, eventually, there will be a chapter 6. An actual story-like chapter. Not a lazy list like chapter 5. Something about character arcs, and maybe abandoned stories. Or something else entirely.

Legacy of the Darkest Days (continued): so now we have the Hunger Games, as in the arena and the twenty-four reaped tributes, but it's nothing compared to the weeks-long Hunger Games of the later decades. When did all become a show? When did things such as 'bloodbath', 'angle', 'sponsors' become central to it all?


A short guide on avoiding unlikable over-the-top characters

And on figuring out if that nasty reviewer has a point or if they're just bashing on your perfectly fine (original) character.

Mary Sue: name originally given to an author self-insert. Now more broadly used for an overpowered character (male or female) who hogs all the attention in a story and has no real challenge to overcome -also called 'pampered protagonist' out there on the web-.

How to know if you are in danger of writing a Mary Sue? I have written my own "rules" because, in order to avoid Sues (or turning canon characters into Sues), most internet guides would have you make boring characters instead of interesting and special non-Sueish heroes. And because many people throw around the word "Sue" for original characters they dislike.

Mary Sue rules:

0) Ask yourself honestly: is this story about the plot, about character growth and overcoming obstacles, or is it about showing how awesome your hero is, and bashing characters you dislike? If it's the latter, you most certainly have a Sue.

Now, if it's a hero loads of people love, and you're bashing characters loads of people dislike, a well-written Sue story can still be very popular ('SuperHarry' trope, anyone?).

1) Sue/Canon-character-turned-Sue is much more powerful (or wealthy, or smart) than the antagonists and therefore winning is no challenge (often wrongly shortened to 'Sue has no flaws').

Heroes traditionally have to sacrifice things to get their way. Heroes should be special. They also should face villains/situations that are at first glance even more powerful or there is no conflict. It's hard to root for someone who doesn't have to break a sweat to get their way.

2) People become idiots/pushovers around her because otherwise they'd not need Sue's help.

If to make Sue shine you have to make the other characters weak/stupid/cliche or out of character, you're doing it wrong. If she's the only one to notice something obvious, there is a problem. If no-one ever contradicts her, if they let her walk all over them, if people immediately trust her or think she's important for no reason except the fact that she's Sue, you've lost the realism and often the reader's interest.

In the same way, if everyone becomes hateful bullies, mistreating her for no reason, it's ridiculous. Be careful with "tragic pasts". These should never be slapped on just for sympathy points and, please, research trauma and abuse, as well as its consequences on people, before writing about it.

3) She's always the right person in the right place at the right time.

Some situations require an impulsive and aggressive hero to tackle, others require patient planning and subtlety. If you make your character aggressive, subtle, impulsive and patient you have a coherence problem. You should throw big stakes-filled trouble at your characters, and make them tackle situations out of their comfort zone. You should allow them to fail, to face consequences, to be wrong. That's where they'll grow.

4) She's special because she exists, not because she does anything truly noteworthy. Everyone important must either love or hate her, or at least talk about her.

If everyone says a character is a great person and/or awesome, you have to show them *being* truly good and/or awesome. That's a label you've got to earn. Not treating people like dirt is not 'good'. That's normal. Don't make everyone else treat others like dirt to make your normal character look good in comparison.

If you notice that every antagonist hates (but still grudgingly respects) Sue and makes their life all about hating her (but being ineffective at making her life truly difficult), rethink it. If everyone who dislikes her is evil/stupid/a deluded liar, rethink it. In the same way if people let Sue get away with everything because she's just that special, there is a problem.

Whatever you do, a story must be interesting. If half your chapters are Sue monologues and people discussing Sue without any major character development or plot advancement, readers are quickly going to remember there's a whole internet full of interesting things out there.

5) Readers can't relate to Sue.

This one is maybe the hardest, because it's subjective, but there are some constants: a likable character (hero or villain) has motives and aspirations people can understand. Good protagonists struggle and don't always get their way. They're not always right. Their actions have consequences (flaws 'count' only if they penalize the character. Otherwise, it's not an actual flaw) and they have fears, insecurities and feelings (that aren't overblown. Too much angst is a turn off). Everyone should have something they care about, something to lose, and something to fight for. And if they're a traditional hero, have empathy and do their best to treat the people around them well.


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A District Upside Down: The War by Lorata reviews
When Brutus fell, the hovercraft team who retrieved his corpse fought to resuscitate him, refusing to stand by and watch their hero die. They're recruited by a second rebellion, split from District 13, to fight against both the Capitol and District 13 - and maybe turn the tide. A canon divergence AU where District 2's Victors have a chance of making it out alive. [UPDATES MONTHLY]
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 52,462 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/14 - Published: 3/14
Unoriginality 1: An Original Trainer Story by Farla reviews
Meet Kazikami, the blue haired seventeen year old just starting her journey, and others! Totally and utterly original, really! No cliches here! Chapter 30: Pokemon Picking.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 32,821 - Reviews: 535 - Favs: 254 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 1/31 - Published: 4/22/2005
Making It Big by An Author's Pen reviews
Because if a rattata can do it, so can I. So can anyone.
Pokémon - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 23 - Words: 22,564 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 1/16 - Published: 1/3/2014 - OC, Rattata/Koratta
some rise by sin by Stairway to Elysia reviews
I'll go ahead and save you the unnecessary suspense: by the time you catch up to where I am, I will have eight gym badges, defeated my rival five times, and failed precisely once in my mostly-futile bid to give my homeland back to her people. Also, I'll be dead. Presented for your entertainment is the not-so-short story of how I burned Johto to the ground.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 53,373 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 1/15 - Published: 1/3/2014 - Murkrow/Yamikarasu
It Takes a Team To Raise a Trainer by TheSwingOfThings reviews
One of my earliest memories is of my cousin showing me his team, and telling me how he'd found each one. For years after that, my starter and I would play trainer: she'd pretend to be something majestic and rare, and I'd be the awesome trainer who would catch her and show her the value of human friendship. In hindsight, I had no idea what being a trainer is actually like.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 21 - Words: 32,339 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 1/7 - Published: 1/28/2016
Pokémon Go: Glitch Trainer by Keleri reviews
I've got a story about finding Missingno, too. Difference is, I'm not lying. Catch me if you can. (Creepypasta, psychological horror, unreliable narrator.)
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,313 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 10/25/2016 - Complete
Pitfalls and Promises of Retroviral Engineering by ChocolateTeapot reviews
They may try to deny it, but the University of Planet is researching retroviral engineering. University security being what it is, everybody knows. Time for speculation and a Genetic Inspection. Oneshot.
Alpha Centauri - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,611 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/4/2016 - Complete
Hope Springs Eternal: A Subterranean Romance by Quantum Witch reviews
(1999) Disney's "Hercules" sequel - In which Hades' kingdom is in danger, an immortal witch wants control, the Fates predict a miracle, and Hades falls flaming-head-over-smoking-heels in love. The usual stuff of myth. [SEE PROFILE PAGE FOR LINK TO ILLUSTRATED VERSION]
Hercules - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 127,299 - Reviews: 313 - Favs: 981 - Follows: 135 - Updated: 9/15/2016 - Published: 7/6/2004 - Hades - Complete
Potter Who and the Wossname's Thingummy by ForrestUUID reviews
No TARDIS, no screwdriver, and no memory — on the plus side, an owl and a wand! May or may not be AU. "It's all in the mind, you know."
Crossover - Doctor Who & Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Mystery - Chapters: 36 - Words: 207,812 - Reviews: 668 - Favs: 1,128 - Follows: 1,156 - Updated: 8/31/2016 - Published: 8/31/2012 - 11th Doctor, Harry P.
The Merging by Shaydrall reviews
The Dementor attack on Harry leaves him kissed with his wand broken in an alleyway. Somehow surviving, the mystery remains unanswered as the new year draws closer, buried by the looming conflict the Order scrambles to prepare for. Buried by the prospect of his toughest year at Hogwarts yet. In the face of his fate, what can he do but keep moving forwards?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 378,110 - Reviews: 3174 - Favs: 7,428 - Follows: 8,876 - Updated: 8/5/2016 - Published: 9/27/2013 - Harry P.
The Victors Project by Oisin55 reviews
Before Katniss and Peeta, seventy-three children won the Hunger Games. Some were brutal. Some were clever. Some were lucky. A few were almost decent. These are their stories. This is the Victors Project.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 77 - Words: 311,626 - Reviews: 1521 - Favs: 376 - Follows: 314 - Updated: 6/28/2016 - Published: 12/28/2013 - Johanna M., Finnick O., Enobaria, OC - Complete
Intersecting Parallels by Vile Slanders reviews
An egotistical Xenopetrologist. A groundbreaking cosmological find. A hideous truth older than mankind itself. An abducted eleven year old girl. A cruel experiment. A reflection of a bygone species's Gya old mistake. Two lives are shattered in the pursuit of the ultimate life form. But is innocence the ultimate price of hubris? Or do the repercussions extend beyond the virtuous?
Pokémon - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 46,125 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 6/9/2016 - Published: 1/16/2016 - Mewtwo, Deoxys, OC - Complete
Nothing Personal by Lorata reviews
One night after way too much booze, Brutus asks Lyme if she hates men.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,942 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/4/2016 - Brutus, Lyme - Complete
Inamorata by wreckofherheart reviews
'You sound like her, you know? She's good at speaking confidently; good at fooling you. But, really, inside––she's fragile. Insecure and scared. Thank God she had you to save the day.' His smile broadens into something terrifying. 'It's a shame. You could have been brilliant if you weren't wound up in your admiration.' [Dawn/Cynthia ; Post-Platinum Storyline]
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 31,781 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 3/27/2016 - Published: 3/1/2016 - [Dawn/Hikari, Cynthia/Shirona] Cyrus/Akagi, Barry/Jun - Complete
Metamorphoses by kungfuwaynewho reviews
After Delenn emerges from the Chrysalis, her life is turned completely upside down. She must come to terms with her new identity while navigating a professional and increasingly personal relationship with the station's new captain.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 54,696 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 2/22/2016 - Published: 7/15/2010 - Delenn, J. Sheridan
Baton by Imaginative Clockwork reviews
One-shot. From top to bottom, everyone in Team Rocket has a voice, but not everyone is heard.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,567 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/15/2016 - Giovanni/Sakaki
Harry Potter and the Natural 20 by Sir Poley reviews
Milo, a genre-savvy D&D Wizard and Adventurer Extraordinaire is forced to attend Hogwarts, and soon finds himself plunged into a new adventure of magic, mad old Wizards, metagaming, misunderstandings, and munchkinry. Updates Fridays.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Dungeons and Dragons - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 72 - Words: 301,307 - Reviews: 5655 - Favs: 4,862 - Follows: 5,508 - Updated: 2/27/2015 - Published: 5/7/2012
The End is the Beginning is the End: The Quarter Quell by Lorata reviews
[COMPLETE] When the Victor Games are announced, District 2 must send its heroes along with the rest of them. Brutus hopes doing his duty will silence the voices telling him this is wrong; Enobaria wants to burn the traitor Mockingjay for bringing this on people who only ever followed orders. Lyme needs to make it through without stabbing President Snow in the eye.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 68,631 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/29/2014 - Published: 6/3/2014 - Brutus, Lyme, Enobaria, Pres. Snow
Fall Into the River by Oisin55 reviews
"Oh, no, not Cecelia," gasped Effie Trinket as the woman from District 8 walked up to the stage after her children were torn from her. This is the woman that even Effie felt for. This is the soft-spoken, shy young girl who became one of the deadliest tributes in Hunger Games history. This is Cecelia Rheys. This is the Fifty-Seventh Annual Hunger Games.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Tragedy - Chapters: 26 - Words: 142,335 - Reviews: 266 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 7/29/2014 - Published: 4/29/2013 - Cecelia - Complete
Combatant by shadesunrider13 reviews
"Sometimes one must be sacrificed for the good of many." To prevent global war and devastating loss of life, a new type of warfare arises, in which each country fields a genetically enhanced champion to defend them in the arena, fighting for land, resources, and ideology. One such champion is Khan.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 44,065 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 7/28/2014 - Published: 6/9/2013 - John Harrison/Khan
The Nine Times Peeta Mellark Fell in Love by Meadowlark27 reviews
How a hijacked Peeta fell in love with Katniss Everdeen all over again. Pre-epilogue, Everlark one-shot.
Hunger Games - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,089 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 227 - Follows: 36 - Published: 7/19/2014 - Katniss E., Peeta M. - Complete
The Mountain and the Sea by Lorata reviews
Victors are legend but mentors are heroes, and Mags is the only non-Two mentor Brutus gives his wholehearted respect. Snapshots of two very different mentors as they interact throughout the years.
Hunger Games - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,959 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/24/2014 - Brutus, Mags - Complete
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice by Lorata reviews
[UPDATE: now with manageable chapters] Before she was Lyme, she was Madeline, an angry little girl who needed to learn to fight. Part of my exploration of victors before they were victors, and how the Centre works to make its killers. COMPLETE.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 45,129 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/13/2014 - Published: 8/25/2013 - Lyme - Complete
Had I Known by kayly silverstorm reviews
After killing Voldemort during seventh year, Harry vanished without a trace. But now, 8 years later, a deadly secret forces him to return and it seems that only Snape will be able to save him. SSHP, no slash
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 50 - Words: 167,745 - Reviews: 4695 - Favs: 4,492 - Follows: 3,417 - Updated: 9/12/2013 - Published: 8/21/2005 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Pet Project by Caeria reviews
Hermione overhears something she shouldn't concerning Professor Snape and decides that maybe the House-elves aren't the only ones in need of protection.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 52 - Words: 338,844 - Reviews: 12143 - Favs: 10,740 - Follows: 6,877 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 3/3/2005 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Will You Go Out With My Big, Green AlterEgo? by dhauren reviews
Stark flipped his face plate up and studied the scene. "I think she just gave Hulk his first sexual experience." Thor comes to rescue Jane and Darcy with the Avengers in tow. Hulk makes an appearance, and is impressed by a taser-happy intern.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 72,106 - Reviews: 973 - Favs: 1,889 - Follows: 1,975 - Updated: 5/30/2013 - Published: 5/27/2012 - Hulk/Bruce B.
Though I Walk Through the Valley by Amatara reviews
The tale of what happened during those sixteen long years in which Londo waited for the prophecies to come true.
Babylon 5 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 48,256 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/26/2013 - Published: 1/31/2013 - Londo, Vir, G'kar, Delenn - Complete
Resistance by TheFrogFromHell reviews
In 2015, the Kanto region is under the control of the corporate giant, Rocket Inc., while violent, unexplainable storms threaten Johto. AU, sort of. This can be read as a stand-alone story, or as a companion to "Hybrid". Longer summary inside— please read!
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 18 - Words: 81,425 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 3/15/2013 - Published: 12/17/2012 - Jessie/Musashi, James/Kojirō
None the Wiser by minkspit reviews
A vermin actor separated from his troupe meets a woodlander actor separated from his. Not being fighters, panic ensues when they meet, and both beasts create a plot to slip by their dangerous enemy. It's just unfortunate they chose disguises that are respective opposites... again.
Redwall - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 22,237 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/21/2012 - Published: 10/16/2012 - OC - Complete
Chasing The Sun by Loten reviews
AU, from Order of the Phoenix onwards. Hermione only wanted to learn Healing; she discovers that Professor Snape is a human being after all, and his actions dramatically shape the course of the war as events unfold. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 60 - Words: 491,105 - Reviews: 8146 - Favs: 4,977 - Follows: 1,998 - Updated: 8/11/2012 - Published: 9/26/2011 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Conversations with My Killer by Oracle Vas reviews
To me, life was a heartbeat in time and a breath of air. Jasper showed me it was truth, justice, faith, love, and fear. He dared me to be different. He encouraged me to defy the rules of my world and create my own. And on my last day, he took it all.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 31 - Words: 193,610 - Reviews: 4843 - Favs: 2,125 - Follows: 2,156 - Updated: 4/3/2012 - Published: 7/13/2010 - Bella, Jasper
You again? by readbetweenthelines reviews
Set after Ptolemy's Gate. Kitty can't stand not knowing what happened to Bartimaeus and Nathaniel two months ago, and she finally tries to summon the djinni. But will he appear? Or is she only getting herself into more trouble? B/K pairing, but a few other unexpected characters are there as well. *Spoilers for all three books*
Bartimaeus Trilogy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 20,623 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 3/18/2012 - Published: 10/30/2008 - Bartimaeus, Kitty J.
Night Shift by JenniferJF reviews
Being a guard isn't the most glamourous job in the world. If part of your duties includes watching over Cell 426, though, at least it's never boring. DISCLAIMER: No Time Streams were harmed in the writing of this fic. Probably.
Doctor Who - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 7,791 - Reviews: 425 - Favs: 484 - Follows: 269 - Updated: 3/11/2012 - Published: 10/10/2011 - River Song/Melody P. III, 11th Doctor - Complete
Ghosts with Just Voices by monroeslittle reviews
"I have a secret for you," he says, his breath warm against her cheek. "The top floor," he whispers. "If you hurry, you might be able to stop it." AU. Katniss makes a deal with Snow that changes everything.
Hunger Games - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 28,814 - Reviews: 357 - Favs: 1,077 - Follows: 169 - Published: 2/3/2012 - Peeta M., Katniss E. - Complete
Almost Like Flying by starlingnight reviews
A scyther is captured, and she hates it - right up until she doesn't. Whether this is a good thing or not depends on who you ask.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,662 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 302 - Follows: 39 - Published: 1/18/2012 - Scyther/Strike, Lyra/Kotone - Complete
Allocations by Saavik13 reviews
Earth's new monetary system means sacrifices for everyone. Amanda Grayson is no exception, she's just a little more creative than most. Her creativity lands her in the employ of one Sarek of Vulcan and education takes on a whole new meaning.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 45 - Words: 133,770 - Reviews: 650 - Favs: 503 - Follows: 310 - Updated: 12/31/2011 - Published: 2/17/2009 - [Sarek, Amanda G.] - Complete
In the Name of Science by True Colours reviews
She called a question...and the forest answered? Caught between a jar-headed marine and a hostile alien, Grace finds her life getting more complicated than a mere science investigation...not that that was so simple itself. Alternate pairing!
Avatar - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 32,218 - Reviews: 269 - Favs: 236 - Follows: 173 - Updated: 9/2/2011 - Published: 12/28/2009 - Grace A., Tsu'tey - Complete
The Wolf in the Fable by Kyilliki reviews
This will not be a pretty love affair, rose-glossed and ornamental. Caius x Athenodora
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 18,598 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 8/24/2011 - Published: 1/23/2011 - Caius, Athenodora
The Heart In The Whole by verityburns reviews
Events after 'The Great Game' leave Sherlock dependent on his best friend and colleague. But John has a secret of his own... Hurt/Comfort, Romance. Slash. Now with PODFIC!
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 105,095 - Reviews: 1956 - Favs: 3,831 - Follows: 946 - Updated: 5/14/2011 - Published: 10/29/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Saving Grace by MissAnnThropic reviews
With everything that was going wrong in Dean's life, it took him a while to realize that the person close to him that really needed the most help was Castiel.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Spiritual - Chapters: 23 - Words: 38,602 - Reviews: 466 - Favs: 1,241 - Follows: 277 - Updated: 3/25/2011 - Published: 12/24/2010 - Dean W., Castiel - Complete
How Rue Became the Mockingjay by aimmyarrowshigh reviews
She's teamed up with the little girl instead of the boy who loves her. Katniss Everdeen and the girl from Eleven are ruining their best-laid plans. So, "Caesar," they say, "Announce the change." -This is an alternate chronology for The Hunger Games.-
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,404 - Reviews: 432 - Favs: 1,642 - Follows: 191 - Published: 2/27/2011 - Rue, Thresh - Complete
Happiness in Azkaban by Myst Shadow reviews
::one-shot:: "Why, Sirius? Why escape now?" Harry's voice broke. "Why not when I was a kid, and really needed you?" ::Cedric is dead and Harry needs /something/ - a conversation that never happened, but maybe should have::
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,860 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 501 - Follows: 82 - Published: 2/21/2011 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
When A Lioness Fights by kayly silverstorm reviews
Hermione Granger, master spy, and Severus Snape, spymaster to the Order. An unlikely partnership, forged to defeat the Dark Lord on his own ground. But to do so, they must confront their own darkness within. Spying, torture, angst and love. AU after fifth
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 80 - Words: 416,508 - Reviews: 7539 - Favs: 4,960 - Follows: 1,878 - Updated: 2/6/2010 - Published: 12/7/2004 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Problem with Purity by Phoenix.Writing reviews
As Hermione, Harry, and Ron are about to begin their seventh and final year at Hogwarts, they learn some surprising and dangerous information regarding what it means to be Pure in the wizarding world. HG/SS with H/D. AU after OotP.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 62 - Words: 638,037 - Reviews: 5014 - Favs: 4,893 - Follows: 1,459 - Updated: 12/30/2009 - Published: 1/7/2009 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Restless Spirit by conception.creation reviews
Quick thinking saves Kitty from assassination – unfortunately, she’s now without a body. Can she solve her own murder in time to stop a massive conspiracy threatening Britain itself? BxK
Bartimaeus Trilogy - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 23 - Words: 66,597 - Reviews: 276 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 9/20/2009 - Published: 12/30/2008 - Bartimaeus, Kitty J. - Complete
Roadkill by Piper Julian reviews
Voldemort avoided death as a spirit for 13 years. Strangely, he couldn't avoid a bus. One Shot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,366 - Reviews: 428 - Favs: 1,408 - Follows: 201 - Published: 7/26/2009 - Voldemort, Stan S. - Complete
Looking for Magic by Hypnobarb reviews
Severus Snape and Hermione Granger deal with traumas past and present and find they have more in common than they realize as they prepare for the ultimate confrontation with Voldemort. SSHG pairing. Not HBP compliant. This is a novel length story.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 115 - Words: 787,756 - Reviews: 5918 - Favs: 1,625 - Follows: 1,413 - Updated: 1/16/2009 - Published: 1/4/2006 - Hermione G., Severus S.
Heart of Darkness by Cka3ka reviews
AU: Vader finds Leia at an early age. Is the redemption of the Dark Lord at hand? Or will the Princess fall into darkness. Follow Leia as she grows up to be a loving daughter, dependable friend, swoop bike fanatic, chic shopaholic, and Sith Lord.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 49 - Words: 215,499 - Reviews: 1672 - Favs: 1,274 - Follows: 1,040 - Updated: 1/5/2009 - Published: 4/27/2005 - Darth Vader, Leia O.
Mudblood by Saavik13 reviews
They did not ask for this. They did nothing more than be born with gifts they could not begin to fully understand. They did not choose to be our burden. They only ask to live. I see it in her eyes. This understanding. She knows this is her war." SS
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 13,782 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 125 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 10/13/2008 - Published: 9/14/2008 - [Hermione G., Severus S.] Draco M., Minerva M. - Complete
Cauterize by Lady Altair reviews
"Of course it's missing something vital. That's the point." Dennis Creevey takes up his brother's camera after the war.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,648 - Reviews: 1509 - Favs: 6,411 - Follows: 679 - Published: 3/24/2008 - Dennis C. - Complete
Flight of the Thestrals by GD-7 reviews
Plagued by insomnia, Draco spends his nights soaring through the sky over Hogwarts. What happens when he runs into Ginny one night? R for reason. DMGW, some 'slash' between BZRW (but these chapters are well marked)
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 74 - Words: 520,137 - Reviews: 2795 - Favs: 1,159 - Follows: 501 - Updated: 8/22/2005 - Published: 9/19/2004 - Draco M., Ginny W.
Cloak of Courage by Wendynat reviews
COMPLETE in 27 chs! Hermione suffers a terrible loss and has to choose between two paths. The Call of the Blood. HGSS. Loosely based on WIKTT Marriage Law Challenge. Warnings: Character Death, Descriptions of Abuse, Adult situations. Epilogue up 0622
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 183,444 - Reviews: 816 - Favs: 1,429 - Follows: 208 - Updated: 6/22/2004 - Published: 1/8/2004 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
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Easier Said Than Done reviews
They'd never planned to journey, until they had no other choice. On the fifth day, their starter pokemon are stolen, but they can't give up now, no way. Forced off the beaten track, the two best friends must find another path. A tale of friendship, pokemon, choices and battles. A journey.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 30 - Words: 125,803 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/8 - Published: 1/3 - Anabel/Lila, Gengar/Gangar, OC
SYOTS writing for dummies reviews
Because when on chapter 20 everyone is still rooting just for their own tribute, you have a problem. Here you are, with 24 earth-shatteringly awesome tributes and an arena like no one has ever seen before. What's next? A parody of what's wrong in so many SYOTS.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 22,131 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 5/29/2016 - Published: 1/13/2014 - Complete
Checkmate: behind the scenes reviews
This story contains outtakes of my main fic "Checkmate". Go read it if you want to learn of Mags' extraordinary and absolutely unique Games, and discover how a victor can topple an empire.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 30,146 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/13/2016 - Published: 6/9/2013 - Mags
Legacy of the Darkest Days: origin of the Hunger Games reviews
The Hunger Games are the echo of a civil war that almost destroyed what little remained of humanity. This is a glimpse into the Dark Days, and into how the Hunger Games came to be. ONESHOT.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,727 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/27/2016 - Complete
Checkmate reviews
The Dark Days were over. The rebels' hopes shattered. In District Four, Mags still believed. She volunteered to free her people, no matter the time it would take. A tale of Hunger Games, politics and rebellions. Watch from the beginning, how the second rebellion came about. COMPLETE!
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 102 - Words: 659,003 - Reviews: 1149 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 7/23/2015 - Published: 12/30/2012 - Finnick O., Mags, Plutarch H., Annie C. - Complete
The Career reviews
ONESHOT. She was the first Career. The Dark Days threw her family on the streets. The Hunger Games were her escape. She took control of her life. She trained more like her. She changed the Games themselves. She died and her Victors became objects, until the Second Rebellion set them free. A look at Panem and the Games through the eyes of District One's Careers.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,179 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/30/2014 - Mags, Annie C., OC - Complete
Showdown: No holding back reviews
For the tributes, it's a death match. For the Gamemakers in the Capitol, it's a game they script and rig. 24 tributes with loved-ones and ambitions, will have to trust and kill, to compose with hunger, pain and terror, and above all play, while all of Panem watches. There can be at best one victor and whispers are that most years, there is none.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Chapters: 55 - Words: 264,633 - Reviews: 840 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 11/25/2012 - Published: 5/25/2012 - Haymitch A., Other tributes, Pres. Snow, Caesar F. - Complete