The Literary Dragon
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Joined 08-10-03, id: 436621, Profile Updated: 02-20-20
Author has written 13 stories for Inuyasha.

February 20, 2020

It has been a lot of years!

I am sorry that I abandoned my fics, but things became infinitely busy and complicated. Many things have happened since I last updated. I earned my Master's in Library and Information Science, right about the time everything tanked. I couldn't get a library job to save my life, despite having library experience and a shiny degree. I moved back home and began desperately applying for jobs in the field of librarianship. After nearly a year I finally succumbed to the inevitable and took a retail job at a place that will remain nameless. Worked there 4 years too many, while also holding down a part-time job as a library assistant. That helped me get experience, but what I needed was full-time work.

I finally landed an entry-level youth librarian position about 2 hours away from home. Found an apartment, spent beaucoup bucks moving and getting settled, and they decide to screw me over. After barely a month they informed me that it wasn't working out. I knew the system they were using, I knew libraries, I was upfront about the aspects of the job I had little experience in. They hired me anyway and then refused to give me any training or support. The director said that my personality wasn't a long-term fit and then refused to give me any concrete examples from co-workers who seemed happy with me. She lied to unemployment about why I was laid off, claiming that I needed too much direction and that they had given me a written performance review. Two weeks in I was working by myself and doing just fine when one co-worker called in sick and the other had a meeting. And I never received a performance review.

I moved back home again but was not able to land even a part-time library position. I ended up in a series of retail positions that ended one way or another. Where I lived it was hard to get a job that wasn't retail if you didn't have experience. I would have excelled at an office job, but I had never actually held an office job before.

There have been many, many interviews during this 10-year span. I just may have interviewed at least once in every library or system in the states of Oregon and Washington, and even once in California.

But then, while working at Macy's (more retail), I interviewed for a position in a smallish library on the Oregon coast. This was done by telephone and then by Skype because it was February and trying to cross mountains in the middle of winter is not easy. I had interviewed for a different position with them nearly a year previous but hadn't gotten it, of course. But this position was for a Youth Librarian, my dream position! Somehow I pulled it off and they actually liked me. I think that actually working at Macy's helped because the assistant director had worked at a Macy's once upon a time. Needless to say, I got the position!

I had to move again, of course. I have never been happier or busier. It's been almost a year now since I started this job. The days are filled with storytimes, programs, and so much more.

I haven't done much writing in years. I still beta for a few people, but I haven't completed anything of my own in a long time. Mostly I've moved toward working on my art and being too tired and uninspired to write. I may come back to them someday. I even have a few chapters of an Inuyasha fic that I never posted. I want to thank everyone who's stuck with me and those who are just discovering me. I am pleasantly surprised when I get a notification that somebody favorited one of my stories or left me a review. You guys are the best! Life isn't over yet. Who knows what the future may bring. There's always a chance that I will find my long-lost writing muse, probably hiding under a rock.

Until next time!

The Literary Dragon

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Finding Home by everydaywonderful reviews
This story takes place immediately after the movie. With the Troll tree reclaimed to it's rightful owners, Branch experiences highs and lows as he adjusts to his new life of happiness. Branch must figure out what it means to be a troll and learn how to leave his old life behind. A Branch and Poppy story.
Trolls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 19,384 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 3/22/2017 - Published: 2/22/2017 - Poppy, Branch - Complete
Just Marry Me Already! by XxRosieChibixX reviews
Poppy knew it was true love, and she knew that he knew as well. So why are they even beating around the bush? Oh well, she'll just have to take matters into her own hands as usual.
Trolls - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 28,545 - Reviews: 177 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 240 - Updated: 12/28/2016 - Published: 11/18/2016 - [Poppy, Branch]
Turnabout is Fair Play by Ookami-chan reviews
A hazy night and a mysterious tattoo somehow turn out to be the perfect way to balance the odds.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 63 - Words: 246,173 - Reviews: 3285 - Favs: 2,885 - Follows: 1,073 - Updated: 12/30/2011 - Published: 5/16/2002 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
House of Crows by SilverShine reviews
KakaSaku. War is coming to Konoha and Sakura is far from home, uncertain of her future. But one thing is for sure, Sakura will protect her unborn child at all costs, whether it be from Konoha's enemies... or from its own father.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 46 - Words: 400,508 - Reviews: 4840 - Favs: 3,580 - Follows: 1,290 - Updated: 11/11/2009 - Published: 10/1/2008 - Kakashi H., Sakura H.
Mistletoe by Quickening reviews
New revision of an old story, now with more lemony goodness. Read: Take the rating seriously, please! Anzu teaches Yami about Christmas traditions, and gets an unexpected lesson in return.
Yu-Gi-Oh - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,531 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 227 - Follows: 39 - Published: 11/7/2009 - Yami Yūgi, Anzu M./Tea G. - Complete
The Window by SilverShine reviews
Kakasaku Sakura always wanted to see Kakashi unmasked. This was a bit much though...
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 165,171 - Reviews: 5621 - Favs: 6,566 - Follows: 2,084 - Updated: 1/2/2008 - Published: 9/20/2006 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
Look Who's Talking! by Ladya C. Maxine reviews
Life as the Leader of Dogs isn't all it's cracked up to be, as Inutaisho is regretfully reminded of each day when dealing with his two volatile wives and mischievous sons. Chapter 9 up!
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 19,669 - Reviews: 468 - Favs: 325 - Follows: 215 - Updated: 6/16/2007 - Published: 4/30/2005 - Inuyasha, Sesshōmaru
Duty Before Honor by SilverShine reviews
[KakaSaku] Sakura knew why Tsunade didn’t want a virgin on this mission. Things might get out of hand. Acts might be carried out too far. She was glad Kakashi was accompanying her, but right then she wouldn’t have minded the entire population of Konoha.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 157,457 - Reviews: 4036 - Favs: 6,868 - Follows: 1,740 - Updated: 1/6/2007 - Published: 5/4/2006 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
Once And Again by Jodie-chan reviews
Ed.Ver.AU Kag sold herself to a complete stranger for a big amount of money in order to save her brother's life,she'd never known his name nor saw his face but destiny made their paths to cross once again...InuKag on hiatus...gomen ne
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 83,459 - Reviews: 2124 - Favs: 789 - Follows: 384 - Updated: 12/22/2006 - Published: 1/21/2003 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
Big Trouble Comes in Small Packages by ArtemisMoon reviews
[COMPLETE]InuKag Down on his luck, Inuyasha needs a way to earn some money when Sesshoumaru 'offers' him a job. Will a hopeless bachelor like Inuyasha be able to handle the task, or will it cause him to end up swearing off kids forever?
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 89,705 - Reviews: 1592 - Favs: 800 - Follows: 179 - Updated: 8/2/2006 - Published: 1/16/2004 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
Hakama Dake by Indygodusk reviews
During a heat wave, Kaoru finds herself alone, frustrated, and extremely hot. Defeated by Kenshin's friendly behavior, she gives up on his love. But she refuses to lose to the sun. Clothes start to fly, but no one's there to see, right? KBK
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 80,527 - Reviews: 1286 - Favs: 1,591 - Follows: 429 - Updated: 3/28/2006 - Published: 5/8/2005 - Kaoru, Kenshin - Complete
Oops by Gloria Underhill reviews
Rated R to be safe, adult situations (Figured out the title yet?) Inuyasha and Kagome get seperated from the others. Oops. where will they go from here?
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 78,001 - Reviews: 626 - Favs: 294 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 9/21/2005 - Published: 4/8/2003 - Kagome H., Inuyasha
This Can't Be Good by Ithilwen K-Bane reviews
COMPLETE. Hojo becomes trapped in the Sengoku Jidai: Chivalry isn't dead, but it sure seems to be asking for it... Rated for Inuyasha's mouth and Miroku's mind.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 51 - Words: 131,852 - Reviews: 2495 - Favs: 1,623 - Follows: 213 - Updated: 7/17/2005 - Published: 5/1/2003 - Inuyasha, Kagome H., Miroku, Hōjō - Complete
Learning To Let Go by icefyre reviews
AU fic. Kagome is moving away from home for the first time in her life. Inuyasha is a half-demon slave on the verge of giving up hope. This is their story - a story about love, sacrifice, and growing up.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 50,384 - Reviews: 1864 - Favs: 896 - Follows: 376 - Updated: 3/17/2005 - Published: 12/8/2002
A Mary Sue Alphabet by Irony-chan reviews
A's for Amanda Our hero's twin sister Got lost as a baby and Gosh, how he missed her...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,497 - Reviews: 2818 - Favs: 7,159 - Follows: 588 - Published: 1/12/2005 - Complete
Helping Hands by Windigo reviews
[ Incomplete and On Hiatus Indefinitely ] AU Dr. Kagome Higurashi was your average veterinarian until she acquires a strange patient, who's in bigger trouble than he ever realized. Wonder if there's a law against vetpatient relationships... IYKag, MS
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 20 - Words: 115,874 - Reviews: 678 - Favs: 361 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 1/2/2005 - Published: 11/12/2003
Guardian Angel by Ama Koneko reviews
AU. Complete. Kagome, a regular girl dies suddenly in a car accident. But even as she tries to come to terms with her death, and a rather annoying Guardian Angel, she finds out that there's a few things that just aren't going to let her rest in peace.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 235,831 - Reviews: 1035 - Favs: 379 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 12/12/2004 - Published: 10/14/2002 - Complete
The Reason by Becky Tailweaver reviews
In the dark bloody days of the Bakumatsu, the lone and weary Hitokiri Battousai is sent a single light of the future. This gift may give him the hope and heart he needs to survive the war - but only if the teenage manslayer can handle the responsibility!
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 53,420 - Reviews: 335 - Favs: 481 - Follows: 301 - Updated: 11/4/2004 - Published: 8/28/2004 - Kenshin, Kenji
Ficlet Corner by Aejavu reviews
A series of ficlets (unrelated 100 word stories that tell it all)
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 51 - Words: 5,755 - Reviews: 463 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 9/12/2004 - Published: 11/29/2003
Temple of the Dog by Urd-chan reviews
Kagome inadvertently unseals the deity Inuyasha, who has been pinned to a pillar in his temple for fifty years, and becomes the temple's new priestess. Can she soften the heart of Inuyasha, who is still hurting from the betrayal of the first priestess of
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 14 - Words: 121,602 - Reviews: 320 - Favs: 630 - Follows: 215 - Updated: 6/23/2004 - Published: 8/2/2003 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
People Involved by LaraWinner reviews
(AU, IxK and various pairings) Being friends is tough. Being lovers is even worse. But how do you draw the line between lust and love when you don't know the difference?
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 26,473 - Reviews: 341 - Favs: 420 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 5/28/2004 - Published: 5/16/2004 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
As You Wish by Keolla reviews
AU: Once upon a time, Kagome controlled Inuyasha with simple prayer beads. Forget that. What if during modern Tokyo…Kagome is forced to be his reluctant personal ‘slave’ for two weeks? Let the controlling games begin. InuKag
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 46,039 - Reviews: 1808 - Favs: 947 - Follows: 398 - Updated: 5/9/2004 - Published: 1/3/2004
Dead Famous by Torenza reviews
[Complete] InuKag. Au. The most wanted prize bachelor is up for grabs... but the one who gets him is the only one who doesn’t want to keep him...
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 34 - Words: 182,799 - Reviews: 11115 - Favs: 4,729 - Follows: 570 - Updated: 3/22/2004 - Published: 10/6/2003 - Complete
The Measure of a Hanyou by Cataluna reviews
Kagome would do anything to keep herself from flunking Life Art, even enlist the help of a certain hanyou...
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,953 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 396 - Follows: 48 - Published: 3/19/2004 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
Bottled Genius by Torenza reviews
[Complete] AU. IYKag. Kagome is down on her luck, so when she rubs the bottle of the Genie Inuyasha, she thinks her life has changed for the better.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 154,344 - Reviews: 3892 - Favs: 2,237 - Follows: 230 - Updated: 3/13/2004 - Published: 5/5/2003 - Complete
Feminine Wiles by grandlarseny reviews
Kagome's broken Inuyasa's rosary! But fear not! Kaede has another one. But what's this? KAGOME HAS TO PUT IT ON HIM HERSELF? Watch Kagome carry out her kinda evil plots on an unsuspecting halfbreed with some SangoMiroku spying on the side
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,770 - Reviews: 742 - Favs: 1,921 - Follows: 235 - Published: 1/27/2004 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
Synthetic Emotions by Saro reviews
discontinued AU. Kagome reactivates a youkai that's been in storage for 50 years, only to find that it's hard to define life when machines can think and feel. Scifi
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 83,513 - Reviews: 1388 - Favs: 796 - Follows: 238 - Updated: 10/21/2003 - Published: 2/3/2003
Mmm, Tastes Like a Lemon by Maiden of the Moon reviews
Kagome and Inu-Yasha are late, so Miroku, Shippo and Sango, being the wonderful friends they are- go look for them. Well. They find the pair- But what exactly are they DOING back there in the bushes? IK, MS
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,199 - Reviews: 314 - Favs: 276 - Follows: 34 - Published: 10/15/2003
Present Time by alandrem reviews
ON HOLD Inuyasha discovers the present is more dangerous than he was led to believe.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 241,788 - Reviews: 881 - Favs: 831 - Follows: 277 - Updated: 10/9/2003 - Published: 11/24/2002 - Inuyasha, Kagome H., Kagome's mother, OC
Once Upon A Time by Aisuru1 reviews
Rated for language, youkai Inuyasha, and licking? The shard hunters (and Kouga) end up stranded in a cave during a storm. Shippou talks Kagome into telling them a story. Choas results.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 31,104 - Reviews: 1080 - Favs: 673 - Follows: 274 - Updated: 7/2/2003 - Published: 10/27/2002
28 Days by Torenza reviews
Complete Kikyo's a nurse, Miroku's a surgeon (the hands on sort), Inuyasha's a doctor, Sango's the peskiest patient in the world and Shippo is a kid who 'doesn't talk', and kagome has 28 days to live. And this is a humour fic?
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 72,065 - Reviews: 2188 - Favs: 1,778 - Follows: 178 - Updated: 2/18/2003 - Published: 11/2/2002 - Complete
To Tame a Wild Heart by Merith reviews
Corrections made What would really happen if Inuyasha transformed into his youkai self and no one stopped him.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,966 - Reviews: 184 - Favs: 652 - Follows: 89 - Published: 2/16/2003 - Complete
Shared Blood by Lazuli reviews
This is a story of an alternate universeif youkai were the rulers and had the humans as slaves. A tale of one human and a hanyou that overcame the views of their society and how they survived together, and what they gave up to get there.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 62,930 - Reviews: 792 - Favs: 544 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 3/6/2002 - Published: 11/9/2001 - Complete
No-Shippers' Anthem by Rage Point reviews
This sprightly song was meant for the forum, but it begged expanding upon. So Rage Point presents, in all its excessively ridiculous but catchy glory, The No-Shippers' Anthem. Enjoy.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 630 - Reviews: 902 - Favs: 1,121 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 5/9/2001 - Published: 5/8/2001
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Here Comes Santa Claws reviews
Kagome goes to sleep in her own bed on Christmas Eve and wakes up at the North Pole. She won't be able to return home for a whole year. Who knew that Santa Claus had dog ears? InuKag some MirSan
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 40,177 - Reviews: 203 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 106 - Updated: 2/12/2010 - Published: 12/17/2005 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
Random Plunnies reviews
This is where I will be posting stories written for the iy blind fanfic challenge community. Touchable: If Inuyasha can just find the magic bottle, then Kagome will like him best again! -2nd place winner-
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,238 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/12/2008 - Published: 7/12/2008
All Of Me reviews
AU InuKag MirSan Inuyasha is cursed by Kikyo. Doomed to be a dog by day and human by night. The curse can only be broken by someone who can love both sides. And did I mention the 50 year time limit?
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 43,203 - Reviews: 432 - Favs: 228 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 8/11/2006 - Published: 10/11/2003 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
Attack of the Plunnies! reviews
Never trust anything pink!
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,122 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 5/31/2006 - Published: 10/15/2005
To Catch a Thief reviews
COMPLETE !TB Universe! The cleverest thieves start young, but sometimes the greatest crime is an accident. Some things are just too sparkly to resist.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,164 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/24/2005 - Published: 9/18/2005 - Complete
Family Ties reviews
[COMPLETE] When secrets are revealed, Miroku is forced to confront his past. Will his friends support his decision? And who is Kimiko?
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,192 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/1/2005 - Published: 3/20/2005 - Complete
The Dog Ate My Homework reviews
Kagome's jichan always makes up excuses to explain her frequent school absences. One day she decides to try something different... the truth. Rated for violence to worms
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,732 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/10/2004 - Complete
Half Breed reviews
“I’m a dog demon,” Inuyasha insisted, “son of the great Demon Lord of the West. I have fangs and claws. What makes me different?” excerpt
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,801 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/31/2004 - Complete
The Boy Who Cried Wolf Youkai reviews
A bored kitsune is trouble waiting to happen. Shippou decides to play a trick on the gang. Angry at his little joke, they decide that he needs to be taught a lesson.
Inuyasha - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,860 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 20 - Published: 8/8/2004 - Complete
The Rose reviews
REPOSTED Under the blanket of winter lies the seed of hope and healing. The final battle has been fought. A mortally wounded Inuyasha finds Kagome, also badly injured, and comes to a realisation that he should have come to a long time ago.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,023 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/24/2004 - Complete
The Secret reviews
TB one-shot. A half-heard secret becomes a rumor and Kagome’s friends interfere with the best of intentions. Things quickly go from bad to worse with everyone jumping to the wrong conclusion.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,991 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/10/2004 - Complete
The Babysitter reviews
[COMPLETE] Kagome agrees to help out Sango when Kohaku falls ill. She'll take Sango's babysitting job in exchange for a big favor sometime. Only one problem, Sango forgot to tell Kagome who she's babysitting for. Will it be love or hate at first sight?
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 109,779 - Reviews: 2772 - Favs: 1,730 - Follows: 200 - Updated: 4/29/2004 - Published: 9/3/2003 - Complete
Inuyasha and the Tooth Fairy reviews
Inu lost a tooth in battle. Why don't you leave it for the Tooth Fairy? Stupid fox! There's no such thing as a Tooth Fairy! Or is there?
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,696 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/19/2004 - Complete