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Joined 06-01-12, id: 4033581, Profile Updated: 07-11-15
Author has written 12 stories for Breath of Fire, Fahrenheit 451, Artemis Fowl, Paper Towns, Final Fantasy I-VI, and Harry Potter.

Been a while since I updated this.


About me

I'm a bio major at a university in the midwest with an unhealthy amount of free time. I've been a closeted writer since the beginning of high school. I've never written anything original since I don't think I have the creative capacity to start from point zero. Who knows though, maybe when I fail o-chem and switch to an English major I'll get a second wind.

I try to write like F Scott Fitzgerald, but I think I usually end up sounding more like Tolkien and being about as readable as James Joyce in Finnegan's Wake. Oh well, my writing career is summed up by the title of a book by Crystal Woods, "Write like no one is reading."

I think the two most beautiful passages in literature (admittedly within the somewhat limited scope of my reading) are the last page of The Great Gatsby and the first paragraph of the second chapter of The Sound and the Fury.

I hate the first person and despise the present tense (the Hunger Games was really tough to get through). I'm not really excellent at adhering to the rules of grammar, I just try to write what sounds nice to me. I also have a weird fixation with aesthetics in writing, which is really a bummer because fanfiction doesn't let you do much embellishment outside the classic i,b,u and text alignment. I've played around with a lot of different titles and transitions.

I'm also a huge San Francisco Giants fan, fence (poorly), can ride a unicycle, and did policy debate in high school.


Right now I'm...

Reading: Shogun by James Clavel, I'm going to Japan in a few weeks so I thought it would be appropriate

Watching: House of Cards, the show is nuts

Listening: I've moved on from a Pink Floyd phase into Led Zeppelin, in other news AC/DC is now on Spotify

Playing: Haven't played anything in a while, last game I guess was Pokemon Black


What's going on

7/11/15 – I lost all my previous entries when I deleted my old profile (oops) so now I guess I'll start from scratch. I've spent like two years getting up the courage to start something really big and I think I'm finally going to do it. Planning a novelization of Breath of Fire II. Should take up a good chunk of time but hopefully I'll be able to do some small stuff in between updates as well. Things are looking up right now.


Things I believe (in order of descending conviction)

99.99% – Absolute certainty is impossible
I think, therefore I am
We live in a universe that can be observed and analyzed with a reasonable expectation of objectivity
Free will
Some infinite sets are larger than other infinite sets
Climate change is real and anthropogenic
Harry and Hermione are the otc
Magic
The existence of sentient, intelligent life outside of Earth
50% – There is an omniscient, omnipotent, personal God
Pure, classical materialism can explain human consciousness
The penny should continue to exist as a unit of currency
There's a pragmatic alternative to capitalism
The 26 dimensions of string theory
Deep Thought's claim that the answer to life, the universe, and everything is 42
One day the Raiders will win another Super Bowl
Homo homini lupus
The Earth is flat
00.01% – I'm experiencing life in a virtual simulation in order to be more easily farmed by AI


"No one sings me lullabies
And no one makes me close my eyes
So I throw my windows wide
And call to you across the skies"


"Reading means stripping yourself of every purpose, every foregone conclusion, to be ready to catch a voice that makes itself heard when you least expect it, a voice that comes from an unknown source, from somewhere beyond the story."

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Benevolent Monsters by Angelkitty1 reviews
Chapter 35: "What's the use blanketing anything for someone you love and share souls with?"
Breath of Fire - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 282,525 - Reviews: 349 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 4/2 - Published: 8/5/2009
Magos by Salty Mog reviews
FF6. Not quite a novelization. Chapter 3: Celes joins the Returners in their fight against the Empire, and now their quest to find Terra. But nobody quite knows what to make of her, least of all Celes herself. And it turns out that Locke is just a tad bit confused. As Edgar tries to sort him out, he discovers that wisdom, even from friends, is not always appreciated.
Final Fantasy I-VI - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 115,641 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 3/12/2014 - Published: 10/20/2012
Breath Of Fire II: War Of The Demons by Magus523 reviews
Ages have passed since the Second Dragon War, and as the world moves towards its next great conflict, a young man named Ryu travels the roads seeking his fortune...
Breath of Fire - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 46 - Words: 589,266 - Reviews: 213 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 10/10/2012 - Published: 1/1/2011 - Complete
The Smallest Histories, Repeating by The Mad Poet reviews
Short BoFII drabble written for January 4th prompt, "Just a little bit of history repeating". Nina reflects on the consequences of a choice that she's made, and has been made before. Post-game, Nina/Ryu, but not in a particularly happy way.
Breath of Fire - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 457 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/20/2011 - Nina - Complete
Aquarium by Blue Yeti reviews
When the fall is all that remains for Commander Trouble Kelp, the fall is all that matters. A fic for Remix Redux and 12LH. [TroubleHolly, HollyArtemis.] Warning, contains the sounds of a breaking heart. Also, contains fish.
Artemis Fowl - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,902 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/11/2006 - Trouble K., Holly S. - Complete
Dreamwalking by Blue Yeti reviews
[HollyJuliet] I would tell you of my dreams, if only I knew whether you ask for my nightmares or my wishes.
Artemis Fowl - Rated: T - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,871 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/21/2006 - Holly S., Juliet B. - Complete
Sweetness Follows by Lirillith reviews
[FF6] Locke angst, postPhoenix, and a talk about feelings with Terra.
Final Fantasy I-VI - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,570 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/19/2001 - Locke, Terra - Complete
Chained by Sleepingcatwing reviews
This is a little fic between Ryu and Katt. PG only due to about one swear.
Breath of Fire - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,458 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 6 - Published: 2/28/2001
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Incarnate: A Breath of Fire II Novelization reviews
[II] A novelization of the game loosely based on the characters and events. It has a slightly unique spin which will become more apparent later in the story's progression. The cast is narrowed down in order to focus on their interactions. (More detailed summary inside). On hold until I can find a beta reader, message me.
Breath of Fire - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,576 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/15/2013 - Ryu, Nina, Bow/Boche, Katt/Rinpoo
Where the Streets Have No Name reviews
Beyond the veil, Harry Potter finds a realm not bound by the laws of reality. There he confronts an apparition more beautiful and more terrible than any he has encountered before: a land of impossibility with the potential to save or break him. Warning: this is completely AU, not at all canon, and takes some creative liberties about what exactly the veil is and how prophecies work.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,166 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/27/2013 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
Rest In Peace reviews
"All Dreams are but another reality" – Locke and company visit the grave of an old friend.
Final Fantasy I-VI - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,455 - Reviews: 4 - Updated: 4/8/2013 - Published: 4/7/2013 - Celes, Locke, Terra
Allegory of the Cave reviews
[VI] "Better to be the poor servant of a poor master, and to endure anything, rather than think as they do and live after their manner." 10 cent filosofy. Written as a dialog, prose will be posted at some point (never).
Final Fantasy I-VI - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,586 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/10/2013 - Celes, Terra - Complete
Flight reviews
[VI] Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. NOTE: contains the fall from grace, also contains some birds. To be rewritten yet again.
Final Fantasy I-VI - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 14,543 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/4/2013 - Published: 12/15/2012 - Terra, Celes - Complete
The Guardian reviews
Some excerpts from the untold epic poem of Breath of Fire II.
Breath of Fire - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,019 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/10/2012 - Published: 7/23/2012 - Complete
Candles reviews
"The candles burn down to stubs, mortal as the man who lit them." Mortality is man's greatest blessing or his inherent curse.
Artemis Fowl - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 975 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/23/2012 - Artemis F., Holly S. - Complete
Violet Hill reviews
After Artemis' death, Holly receives one last gift. Songfic to one of Coldplay's less known songs.
Artemis Fowl - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,331 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/4/2012 - Holly S., Artemis F. - Complete
Song of Myself reviews
I am a paper girl in a paper town and this is the Song of Myself.
Paper Towns - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 916 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/25/2012 - Complete
The Downward Spiral reviews
After Artemis' soul is returned to a new body, Holly and Artemis must overcome one final obstacle. Spoilers for any fools who haven't read The Last Guardian yet. Complete!
Artemis Fowl - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,578 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 9/24/2012 - Published: 9/12/2012 - Artemis F., Holly S. - Complete
The Marshall Plan and the Tree of Life
Inspired by the prompt, "A list of books to help rebuild a better civilization." It's sort of an explanation of my choices in the form of a story, with each character representing one book. I'd be interested in seeing how many references people can pick up on. A complete list will hopefully be given at the end, offering a more straightforward explanation.
Fahrenheit 451 - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,513 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/20/2012
Confronting Destiny reviews
Spanning several different scenes in the game, Ryu and Katt explore feelings for each other while Ryu tries to come to terms with his fate as the destined child. I'd like to think this was occurring behind the scenes of Breath of Fire 2.
Breath of Fire - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,743 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/15/2012 - Published: 6/7/2012 - Ryu, Katt/Rinpoo - Complete