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Author has written 60 stories for StarTrek: The Original Series, Slayers, Gundam Wing/AC, Saiyuki, and Harry Potter.

So I write stuff. Sometimes, when I can face the net, I post it.

Anyone who likes to be able to give anonymous and hassle-free thumbs up when they feel like it (or wants to be able to read a work all on one page, or wants to look at whatever pictures there are more easily) can find all my fics I can still stand at AO3.

I like the doc manager tool here and ffnet has better visibility, but AO3 has its act together, that's all I'm saying.

Current series info: the truth is what I see it is

Gryffindor isn't what Slytherin sees in it, and the reverse is way more true than that. Lily doesn't know she looks different depending where you're standing, the Black cousins know perfectly well how they come across but can't be arsed to care, and Severus isn't exactly who anyone thinks he is—least of all himself.


1. Album of the SangReal: this is the Prince. She is no damsel. (complete)
2. Grey in the Dark: it's a chocolate-scented wandshop in the Sherwood, and there's a scarecrow at the door. (complete)
3 & 4 (companion pieces; concurrent):
About the Swot: twenty things Slytherin knows about that rantypants brewery swot with the nose, and one thing Gryffindor never will. (complete—now with readable sentences!)
A Key Called Promise: Slytherin finds itself lumbered with a shouty little troll. It is somewhat at a loss. (fully written, now posting)
5. The Wicket Gate (working title): fifth year, man. Fun times. (fully written, forthcoming)
6. Valley of the Shadow: the war. (in progress, forthcoming)

Subjectiverse DVD Bonus Extras: current chapter: A chapter so sneaky you could put laces in it and call it a trainer.

7(?). Twas Brillig (on the shores of Lethe): OotP. This series began as the backstory for TB; I think it will stay that way...

Art (links usually go to the illustrated chapter pages on A03)

A Key Called Promise

ch 1: I'm not going to have to lead you by the hand all year, am I?
ch 2: O alas! Our lurve was just not meant to be!
— Blackmail and LIES (and bed-head)
ch 3: It's your birthday?
— Evan would have liked to join Reg under the table,but it would be so undignified...
ch 4: Severus pulls a Hermione (but with less class)
ch 5: It's a good thing, honestly.
ch 6: "What," Severus demanded crossly.
ch 7: Comparatively few Quidditch jocks are obsessed with chiaroscuro. (Wilkes is just in it to mess with Snape)
— Evan wouldn't understand Severus's UST-angst if someone explained it to him.
ch 8: "I'm going to win. I suggest you do the same.
— "Blacks and their control issues. Is it trying to hug or strangle me?"
— Why Evan doesn't want Severus playing Quidditch for points (aka: The Kamikaze Bitch)

The Wicket Gate

ch 1: Guess what YOUR MUM did!
— Just easy
— Heartless (unaccountably did not go over well with square, homophobic, working-poor Tobias)
ch 2: Friends! Schoolmates! Drunk people! Lend me a bottle!
ch 3: Spell after spell on cushion after cushion
— Excuse me, I don't wish to be impolite... (probably worksafe out of context?)
ch 5: Hagrid is a nice old bird
— Proto-Professor Snape wants popcorn (and will not intervene till he gets some, bwahahaha)
ch 6: It's possible to be vulnerable to good things (NWS)
— Minerva so did not sign up for this (except she totally did).
ch 7: Severus isn't allowed to name anything ever again.
ch 8: ...And then went back to his book.
— In a sort of tingling daze (shirtlessness)
ch 9: "As a halfbreed, I feel a bond."
— It didn't do to start a cursing war with one's roommates (dammit).
ch 10: OWL post-mortems (in his bony lap)
— "It is completely and utterly your fault." :D
ch 11: Better to have James Potter pissing out, eh? (Proto-Professor Snape DOES NOT APPROVE.)
ch 12: Lone Artist In A Cold Dark Cave Drawing Extinct Mamminals (cue tiny violin)
— Brewer At Work, Savaged By Air Mail
— Some letters
ch 13: Platform 9 3/4
Brand New Key

Valley of the Shadow

ch 65: Toby wants a pint.

Twas Brillig (links as above)
ch 2: Arthur & Spaz
ch 11: the kamikaze bitch (personal favorite)
ch 13: Albus's hoard
ch15: The Photo
ch 16: Ev and Sev
ch 20: Universally Abusive
ch 21: I can haz bellbottoms?!?
ch22: The green thumb
ch 23: Caught ranting

October arc
Pizza party (No use being lonely when the world's all love)
Hallowed: Improbably gorgeous giftart by Kaka

Wicked Style
Small hands

Pay it Forward
Jien will be over here now.

One Night Stands/Qiballs
The doujinshi. Really, the whole thing.

The calm before (olllld)

Any Port
I wanna be STRAWNG! (ollllld)

Old Slayers Comics
Obligatory high school thing
ATTITUDE!!!! (with deep apologies to Bill Watterson)
Stigma of the Bish (set after Femille, so, yeah, genderplay)
Scromf (mazoku... er... bedroom related... negotiations. Moderately twisted, not explicit)

Nightfall's guide to getting your concrit taken seriously. I'm not eighty, I just read that way.

FIRST: Reviews, as a feature, were created to be comments on the story, either to guide the author about reader response to the story or to help prospective readers make a decision about whether to read. Nitpicking the notes without even mentioning the story completely misses the point.

And, incidentally, makes me CRAZY, because you are completely ignoring the work of love I have obsessed over and researched to a degree my schoolwork envies and poured hours and sometimes years into in favor of whatever my fevered brain smacked me with all-unplanned in the last two minutes before post after the umpteenth final edit because ritalin plus anxiety equals chatty. IE: it does not make me kindly disposed to you, impressed with your judgment, thoughtfulness, or understanding, or inclined to give weight to anything you say.

OK. Now, re reviews for a STORY:

1. Be polite and respectful if you can't be friendly. I will not reward rudeness by answering it, unless to refer you to this guide so as to help you express your concerns in a way that will get you listened to.

1a. It is in fact rude to criticize or even correct a total stranger in the same casual or sarcastic manner one could appropriately use with a close friend. Yes, even on the internet. Refraining from vulgar abuse is a good first step, but baseline isn't everything.

1b. In marriage and high school, a ratio of five positive strokes to one negative one is needed to preserve the relationship or keep the kid from zoning out in despair (Gottman, 1994). I don't ask that much, but if you have nothing positive or helpful to say, how do I know anything I do could possibly please you?

2. To assume may make an ass of you and me, but if you're doing the assuming, that's all u.

2a. My writing can be involved, but I try to use the words I mean and not use ones I don't. Even if you think something was implied, if I didn't say it, I didn't say it. Check and make sure I'm doing what you think I am before pointing fingers. Especially if you were reading after 11pm! ;) Read like Slytherins, guys! This is a Slytherin story!

(Whichever. They all are. Especially the Saiyuki.)

2b. If you put words in my mouth, you are reacting to your issues, not something I did. Since your reaction therefore has little-to-nothing to do with me, I will not involve myself in it by replying. Deal with yourself yourself, or get support from a therapist or someone who knows you.

(2bi: And seriously, not sarcasm, good luck with that. Being upset feels painful to me, which is why I am not interested in drama, so yes, really, I hope you can resolve whatever was underlying what upset you there. Good luck with working out whatever was going on in your head you just projected onto me. I'm not buying in if I can help it, but I wish you well.)

2c. If you ask for a coke in some parts of the American South you might get a Sprite. If you ask for a lemonade in Australia you might get a coca-cola. If you ask for a pop 'round my way you're just as likely to get a packet of pop rocks as a soda, but you can bank on getting a funny look first. If you say you're going to wash your hands in China, a good friend would ask if you'd brought toilet paper.

So do consider the possibility that a word that strikes you as being ill-used is wrong in your area or subculture and not everywhere, and that sometimes they have connotations besides the obvious or exclusive ones you're thinking of or wish they did. Consider also the difference between raising a concern and laying down a law, whether or not it applies outside your jurisdiction. 'Kay? Wait, don't answer that. Let me rephrase. Got it? Wicked awesome.

In sum: ignorant, misspoke, fundamentally disagrees with you, and disagrees with you on the granular lexical semantics are four different concepts, should be treated differently, and until you know what you're dealing with, see 2.

3. If you have no ffnet account, I will take the fact that you knew I couldn't reply to you without making a public statement into account when deciding whether to either retain your review or make some public response to it.

3a: You may think a dismissive, condescending, or one-downing remark or anon-tag is clever or ironic—and hey, maybe it is. But practically speaking it just weakens any valid point you might have by making me feel like dismissing you back, possibly before I've even heard everything you have to say. As it happens, I have this power! :DDDD

3b. Leaving me a review full of negativity and also your email address is about the most pointless exercise ever. I have better things to do with my time than engage in a conversation that starts that way, or with someone who's picking a fight with me. No, 3 and 3b are not incompatible, they are in lockstep. See 1 and 2bi.

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Harry Potter and the Prince of Slytherin by The Sinister Man reviews
Harry Potter was Sorted into Slytherin after a crappy childhood. His brother Jim is believed to be the BWL. Think you know this story? Think again. Year Four starts on 9/1/20. NO romantic pairings prior to Fourth Year. Basically good Dumbledore and Weasleys. Limited bashing (mainly of James).
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 167 - Words: 1,458,621 - Reviews: 19624 - Favs: 20,517 - Follows: 22,200 - Updated: 12/31/2023 - Published: 4/17/2015 - Harry P., Hermione G., Neville L., Theodore N.
Of Dreams that Frighten by napalm-surprise reviews
Severus Snape died protecting Lily's son—or so he thought. He wakes up eleven again, confusing what was with what could be. Through his memories, which may or may not come to pass, he must work to change Fate before history as he remembers unfolds again. Pairing undecided. Now crossposted on AO3.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 129,020 - Reviews: 188 - Favs: 345 - Follows: 505 - Updated: 10/9/2022 - Published: 6/2/2015 - Sirius B., James P., Lily Evans P., Severus S.
Remus makes a stand by EbonyWing reviews
Marauder Era. What if something happened to make Remus Lupin defy expectations and become friends with Severus Snape? How would history be changed? AU Friendship only. Death-Eaters, Animagi and pranks abound! *COMPLETE!*
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 44,140 - Reviews: 289 - Favs: 1,070 - Follows: 356 - Updated: 8/13/2019 - Published: 9/13/2010 - Marauders, Severus S. - Complete
They Call This Closure? by hes5thlazarus reviews
Deconstruction of Snape's Worst Memory time travel. Severus is trapped in his usual nightmare, but discovers that he's got more control over the dream than normal. Has he been drugged, or is he trapped in a spell? Nevermind the mystery, the people around him have their own agendas, the 1st Vold War's brewing yet again. Is this really supposed to bring him closure?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 68,106 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 183 - Updated: 3/20/2018 - Published: 12/29/2016 - Lily Evans P., Severus S., Emmeline V., Marauders
Action is a crime against bureaucracy by meldahlie reviews
1997: The Ministry has fallen, Thicknesse is Minister, and Dolores Umbridge wants a spare pad of parchment. Resistance can take many forms. Some of them are even helpful.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 3,057 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12/20/2014 - Published: 12/8/2014 - Dolores U. - Complete
It Falls to the Young by Viskii reviews
During their summer at Order HQ, the suspicious Marauders clash with the secrets of Severus Snape: his unforgiving father, Albus' loyalty, a past that haunts his nightmares... But no one expected friendship, nor the consequences thereof. Plus cute!Tonks. ***NEW CHAPTERS FINALLY UP AFTER 5 YEARS WHAAT? Newest ch is 41! NOW COMPLETE!***
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 51 - Words: 149,494 - Reviews: 1360 - Favs: 1,459 - Follows: 659 - Updated: 12/4/2013 - Published: 12/21/2005 - Severus S., James P., Sirius B., Remus L. - Complete
Come Once Again and Love Me by laventadorn reviews
Severus wakes up in the afterlife expecting something rather different than being almost-seventeen again. Seriously, what kind of game is this? But wait - Lily's come back, too - from 1981? Perhaps it's a second chance... but to do what? SS/LE
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 25 - Words: 188,760 - Reviews: 910 - Favs: 1,856 - Follows: 669 - Updated: 1/26/2012 - Published: 12/24/2011 - Severus S., Lily Evans P. - Complete
The Best Revenge by Arsinoe de Blassenville reviews
AU. Yes, the old Snape retrieves Harry from the Dursleys formula. I just had to write one. Everything changes, because the best revenge is living well. T for Mentor Snape's occasional naughty language. Supportive Minerva. Over three million hits!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 47 - Words: 213,669 - Reviews: 7213 - Favs: 12,489 - Follows: 6,303 - Updated: 9/10/2011 - Published: 3/9/2009 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Rosemary for Remembrance by shewhoguards reviews
And, of course, when it came to searching the dimly lit nooks and crannies of Hogwarts to ensure Black was not lurking after his daring raid into Gryffindor tower Dumbledore had to pair him with the childhood friend of the same escaped prisoner.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,379 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/20/2010 - Remus L., Severus S. - Complete
Graduate Vulcan for Fun and Profit by Suppi-chan reviews
It really does take a village to raise a Jim.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,195 - Reviews: 266 - Favs: 2,312 - Follows: 303 - Published: 12/28/2009 - J. Kirk - Complete
The Poor of God by kilara25 reviews
After Snape's visit to Surrey, Harry writes him a thank you letter that triggers an extended correspondence between the two of them. Sequel to The Guiltless.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 103,741 - Reviews: 1452 - Favs: 2,704 - Follows: 1,255 - Updated: 9/1/2009 - Published: 8/24/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
In which Snape befriends an old grey donkey by Plenty O'Custard reviews
Crossover: Harry Potter x Winnie-the-Pooh. In which Snape befriends an old grey donkey, and life is gloomy, as usual. Snape and Eeyore gen.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Winnie-the-Pooh - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,796 - Reviews: 170 - Favs: 443 - Follows: 64 - Published: 3/5/2009 - Severus S. - Complete
100 Things Crowley Would Do Before the World Ended by shewhoguards reviews
Other people plan 100 things to do before they die. Crowley planned 100 things before EVERYBODY died.
Good Omens - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 27,286 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 811 - Follows: 111 - Published: 1/7/2009 - Complete
The Birthday Present by excessivelyperky reviews
COMPLETE. AU to HBP and DH. Snape and his apprentices form a bond which may never be broken, not even in death. And at the end of it, Severus Snape is able to perform a spell that he has never been able to do before. Ok, it's not a million words. I tried.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 85 - Words: 885,268 - Reviews: 3005 - Favs: 1,469 - Follows: 685 - Updated: 8/28/2007 - Published: 7/5/2005 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Click Click Clack Clack by lesyeuxverts reviews
Harry is trapped with Snape in a blizzard, hiding from Death Eaters. Snape makes a last attempt at teaching him Occlumency. Written for the prompt Snape and knitting.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,128 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 22 - Published: 2/6/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Just a Random Tuesday… by Twisted Biscuit reviews
A VERY long Tuesday in the life of Minerva McGonagall. With rampant Umbridgeitis, uncooperative Slytherins, Ministry interventions, an absent Dumbledore and a schoolwide shortage of Hot Cocoa, it’s a wonder she’s as nice as she is.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 58,525 - Reviews: 572 - Favs: 2,826 - Follows: 596 - Updated: 10/1/2006 - Published: 8/26/2006 - Minerva M., Dolores U. - Complete
concorrenza by SKREEEEEEEEEE reviews
It's not funny when a guy hits a girl. Fortunately, Cho Hakkai is anything but ordinary. [hakkaigojyo]
Saiyuki - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 904 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/29/2005
Gingerbread Men by treneka reviews
A recipe for holiday fun. Hakkai's POV. Warning: no plot whatsoever.
Saiyuki - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,065 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/4/2004
Rainy Night by incandescens reviews
A rainy night, a busy inn, and far too many people at cross-purposes. Complete.
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,720 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/10/2003 - Published: 8/24/2003 - Complete
Leveling Las Vegas by Monkeybarrel reviews
An AU one-shot. To make a little twist on the journey west, add a pinch of black jack, a dollop of zombies, and just a touch of wandering hands. Shake and serve.
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,887 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/10/2003 - Complete
Fields of Gold by sf reviews
Post journey, Sanzo-Hakkai. 'You can tell the sun, in its jealous sky, that we walked in fields of gold...' (Complete.)
Saiyuki - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,154 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/21/2003 - Published: 9/12/2003 - Complete
Origami Tales by Ariana Deralte reviews
The early life of Genjo Sanzo, in three parts. Warning: Contains humour. Complete
Saiyuki - Rated: K - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,061 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/25/2003 - Published: 7/17/2003 - G. Sanzo, Komyou S. - Complete
Midnight by the Weasley Watch by excessivelyperky reviews
COMPLETE. Ron Weasley makes up his schoolwork, and actually thinks for a change. Snape gets some Christmas presents he doesn't expect. The old game is over, but a new one is just beginning. Please read and review. And thanks to you all!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 61,121 - Reviews: 401 - Favs: 595 - Follows: 125 - Updated: 6/15/2003 - Published: 2/2/2003 - Ron W., Severus S. - Complete
Himitsu no Kodomo by Masked Rose reviews
The story of Xelloss as witnessed by everybody's favorite Mazoku Lords and various others. This story is now done.
Slayers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 32,714 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/23/2003 - Published: 11/4/2002 - Complete
Bargaining at the Gate by Dracostella reviews
Kenren tries to bargain at the gate of rebirth... (Yes, humor *and* angst... I will make it work damnit!)
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,623 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 6 - Published: 11/10/2002
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Valley of the Shadow reviews
Britain, 1980. A story about (mostly) smart, (reasonably) creative, (variably) passionate people whose country has snarled up around them into a wicked problem despite (nearly) everyone's good intentions. Ch 141: Variably fun crafts projects to do with friends.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 141 - Words: 885,033 - Reviews: 520 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 3/22/2021 - Published: 12/12/2013 - Lily Evans P., Severus S., Albus D., Evan R.
The Lion-Taming of the Shrew reviews
Sirius babysits and Severus bakes cookies. Neither of these things is strictly true. Ch. 4: In which Sirius is brave, Evan enjoys some family time, and Severus reads Beowulf and picks flowers. Or, Sirius is a cowardly lion, Evan is a circling fin in rough waters, and Severus lets his boyfriend loosen the lid on the pickle jar. Everyone's a hat-stall; take your pick.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 30,255 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 11/9/2020 - Published: 1/9/2015 - Sirius B., Severus S., Evan R., Tobias S. - Complete
The Delectable Mountains reviews
In which all manner of terrible events completely fail to show up for work. (OK, some of them are just taking a nice, slow, scenic commute, but the point is they aren't here right now.)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,670 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/26/2020
Interpreter's House reviews
Autumn, 1975: Evan Rosier has got the 'I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going nowhere in a hurry' blues, and Severus can't understand why everyone's in such a rush.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,118 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/2/2019 - Severus S., Evan R. - Complete
A Quartz Contentment reviews
"You actually *are* joking, Perce... I don't think I've heard you joke since you were—!"
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Crime/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,275 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/21/2019 - George W., Percy W., Peter P., Barty C. Sr. - Complete
Valley of the Shadow (gen) reviews
Britain, 1980. No one cares what's fair when their people are on the line. Truth would be subjective even if everyone told it, and this is a Slytherin war: smoke and smiles, masks and mirrors. (This gen version of VotS is on hiatus, the primary/shippier version is not.)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 82 - Words: 397,110 - Reviews: 176 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 1/4/2016 - Published: 12/12/2013 - Severus S., Albus D., Tom R. Jr.
River of the Water of Life reviews
Hovering between graduation and the opening shots of war, two Death Eaters will work towards their masters' degrees—if they can find time between All Of The Feels and bickering about the rent. Perhaps unexpectedly, it's the art student who's burdened with Ancient and Lethally-Forbidden Secrets, but Severus's biggest problem in life is always being someone else's solution. (Not AU.)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,027 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/13/2015 - Severus S., Evan R. - Complete
Hogwarts Prefers the Mongoose reviews
...Yes, even Slytherin. At the end of OotP, Severus is not, in fact, gloating about Sirius's death. He has someone else's destruction to celebrate, and Minerva is with him all the way.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,567 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 13 - Published: 3/16/2015 - Severus S., Minerva M., Dolores U. - Complete
Interdepartmental Memo (Scheduled Delivery, Event-Triggered) reviews
Some proposed curriculum changes to be enacted in '98. Well, I say proposed. Strongly advised. Dictated with waning patience, if you must know. Or: Schrodinger's cat snarks like a bitchy boojum. Quite (probably) academic (pun intended). Can be a prequel to Inconceivable or a stand-alone. Because quantum.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,382 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/8/2014 - Severus S. - Complete
The Boomslang Effect reviews
"And you're quite sure your students only know the sensible parts of the story, are you?" Filius asked reasonably. "There were some?" Minerva wondered aloud, dust-dry, as Severus's face fell. (It's 1985, and Hogwarts's most junior (permanent) faculty member may have slightly underestimated his influence on his admiring students. …No, seriously. It's, like, a problem.)
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,264 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 15 - Published: 6/2/2014 - Severus S., Minerva M., F. Flitwick - Complete
Inconceivable! reviews
[revised 3/24] Severus had been mostly-dead all day. ...The snake doesn't get him. I'm explaining to you because you look nervous. (Bad jokes, good Slytherins, and Severus is a wicked dork. A DH fix-it.)
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,092 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 8 - Published: 2/24/2014 - Severus S., Minerva M., F. Flitwick, Horace S. - Complete
Biannual Senior Faculty Fall Term Clustersparkle '92 reviews
Albus believes in knitting as hugs, friendship as armor, laughter as a weapon, love as a power, the redemption of Death Eaters, and today, sadly, basilisks. What he can't believe is what one uninvited DADA teacher has done to his unusually serious and important end-of-term staff meeting. Or, some days, that he employs any of these clow—highly qualified and very professional people.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,091 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/10/2014 - Severus S., Albus D., Gilderoy L., Minerva M. - Complete
The Prince and the Marauders reviews
Severus Snape, while fierce, isn't actually all that good at defending himself. But it's just plain suicide, however slow, to go after a child in his care. He's very much his mother's son, and he was in hers. Four AU shorts, variably cracky: the Marauders each find that the summer after their fifth year is not quite going to plan.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,072 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12/9/2013 - Published: 11/29/2013 - Eileen P., Severus S., Sirius B., Lily Evans P. - Complete
The Wicket Gate (gen) reviews
[platonic version] The spring of Severus's fifth year wasn't so much one long nightmare as one of those tooth-rattling roller coasters that turns you upside down, spins you like a top, bangs your skull repeatedly against the headrest, toys with free-fall—and looks, to your friends on the ground, at least as horrifying as it feels. Not that those don't have their moments...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 83,023 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 9 - Published: 12/9/2013 - Severus S., Evan R., Narcissa M., Regulus B. - Complete
The Wicket Gate reviews
The spring of Severus's fifth year wasn't so much one long nightmare as one of those tooth-rattling roller coasters that turns you upside down, spins you like a top, bangs your skull repeatedly against the headrest, toys with free-fall, and looks, to your friends on the ground, at least as horrifying as it feels. Mind... the way free-fall feels like flying? With a wand, it can be.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 86,380 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 11/25/2013 - Published: 10/3/2013 - Severus S., Narcissa M., Evan R., Regulus B. - Complete
A Key Called Promise reviews
Slytherin has been lumbered with a disagreeable, low-class, shouty, raggedy bat-troll. With a most unreliable sense of self-preservation. Ick. And he's even half *muggle.* Or maybe just half mother-hen... But either way, noisy, and trouble, and... an excellent decoy, come to think of it... and what do you mean the only Black the little mudblood hasn't scooped up is the Gryff?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 25,102 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 10/3/2013 - Published: 9/16/2013 - Severus S., Evan R., Narcissa M., Regulus B. - Complete
Twas Brillig (On the Shores of Lethe) reviews
Sirius slowly realizes how much of his memory was frozen away in Azkaban. Meanwhile, Remus nobly refuses to clarify thing one, and Severus swoops around maliciously washing Molly's dishes and sabotaging Sirius's hurt-comfort NEWT with surly panache.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 60,266 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 9/16/2013 - Published: 2/24/2013 - Sirius B., Severus S. - Complete
The Pillars of Ycrem reviews
Deep in the Department of Mysteries, there are other executioner's blocks than the Veil. A springboard story of new beginnings. Ensemble OotP fix-it.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,615 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/31/2013 - Complete
Album of the SangReal reviews
This is the prince. She is no damsel.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,635 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/21/2013 - Eileen P., Severus S., Tobias S. - Complete
How James Potter Didn't Save The World Enough reviews
A heartwarming and mystical tale of rebirth and renewal, filled with the weight of ancient spiritual connections or possibly just with so very much crack. The Green Man and the Horned Man. Please don't hurt me. :D
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,249 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/10/2013 - James P., Severus S. - Complete
Grey in the Dark reviews
It's a chocolate-scented August in the Sherwood, and there's a stormcrow at the door.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,486 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/8/2013 - Severus S., Eileen P. - Complete
Distillation, Observed reviews
A study in camouflage. It's the best teachers whose students grow past them. Or: Horace knows the story of the moth.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,936 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/6/2013 - Horace S., Severus S.
About that Rantypants Brewery Swot with the Nose: reviews
Some people are slythe enough to sort Gryff, and some are kinda sorta vey is mir zomg unbelievably not.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 21 - Words: 20,730 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/8/2012 - Published: 12/31/2011 - Severus S. - Complete
Twenty Things Pigsy Has Never Told Anyone reviews
What it says on the label. Pigsy was the name of the Hakkai character in Journey West, picked here to exclude no incarnations. Category... friendship-angst-family-tragedy-romance?
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,954 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/31/2011 - Hakkai C., Gojyo S. - Complete
Pay it Forward reviews
Running away from himself, Sha Jien trips over a shard of frozen jade. Please R/R!
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 13,845 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/14/2011 - Published: 2/6/2011 - Hakkai C., Dokugakuji - Complete
Koumyou Said There'd Be Days Like This reviews
On a beautiful spring morning, Hakkai drove his drowsing companions straight into a boulder. There are no pandas in this fic!
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Humor/Suspense - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,800 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/3/2011 - Published: 1/19/2011 - G. Sanzo, Hakkai C. - Complete
Wash the Windows, Sunshine reviews
If Val can summon the end of the world and get the mercy of rebirth, why not someone else? Someday the mortal realms too might need a spark of cheerful chaos to arrange all their affairs for them. AU. Prologue alone wildly experimental in style
Slayers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 7,144 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/10/2010 - Zelgadiss G., Xelloss M. - Complete
Goes Without Saying reviews
Epilogue to Hir Wicked Style. Gojyo finds himself victim to Hakkai's need to make a point. He's not complaining.
Saiyuki - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,576 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 1/31/2005
Hir Wicked Style reviews
Opening dimensional portals is never an uncomplicated business, and complications take the Sanzo-ikkous by storm. That's right. Both of them. This post: completed omake. Last chapt. posted seperately.
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 49,389 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/31/2005 - Published: 5/7/2004 - Complete
Come the Morning reviews
The day after the party, all is not quite as it should be. Or maybe it is. Warnings for 58, implied 39, strongly implied debauchery, and Gojyo's mouth.
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,309 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/23/2004
Holiday reviews
AU fusion-fic, shonen-ai. Chapters 15 and16 up, in which Xel's POV reigns supreme, the party is mazoku-style and so is the mercy, and Zoemelguster sharpens his knife.
Slayers - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 35,847 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 12/7/2004 - Published: 10/15/2003
Ruminations of a Rising Star reviews
Xellos would prefer not to have to kill Amelia later. She won't like how he avoids it. Posted for Halloween, rated for unkindness to priests.
Slayers - Rated: M - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,622 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/29/2004
Halloween reviews
Somewhere in the seventies, a free and easy redhead finds out that 'good' is different from 'nice.' 58 10K, AU, companionfic to October. Happy Halloween!
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,074 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/29/2004
October reviews
85 incarnation WAFF for Tenpou month and KaKa's challenge. Somewhere in the seventies, an unassuming schoolteacher is kicked in the head by a soccer-ball. It's probably Mercy.
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,833 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/22/2004
Bones of the Matter reviews
This is not why he will act. A Reload drabble. 38 with your monacle on.
Saiyuki - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 195 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 10/19/2004
One Hand Clapping reviews
Genjo Sanzo: sledgehammer-subtle, selfish saint. All for his own sake.
Saiyuki - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 863 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/6/2004
Reconciled reviews
Kami, man, youkai, or corpse, Tenpou Gensui was born to boil the blood of Heaven. It's the Sanbutsushin's job to sort him out--and their patience is not infinite. Happy Tenpou Month!
Saiyuki - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,170 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/1/2004
Reversing photosynthesis reviews
Leaves shade the sun from a hostile sky (Sanzo was unfavorably impressed by Chin Iisou). A 38 drabble for Friday, 13-8. Dark?
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 174 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/14/2004
Kowai Kare Da reviews
Memory can be really painful on the wrong side of the end of the world. Another look at the poker-faced librarian. Complete! Pics up on my site.
Slayers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,103 - Reviews: 9 - Updated: 8/13/2004 - Published: 7/27/2004 - Complete
Ode to a Wielded Mace reviews
Celebrating the end of recent nonsense with some nonsense of my own.
Slayers - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 219 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/30/2004
The Thing It Names reviews
Cho Hakkai has a friend. He is disturbed.
Saiyuki - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,272 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/18/2004
Distant Water's Gentle Guise reviews
A lesson in etiquette, a discourse on the Tao, and five kisses. Goku struggles with his world, Gojyo misses Tenpou, and Hakkai? Hakkai might prefer to have his fever in peace--but then again, he might not. 83, 85. Pre58, with a touch of pre39.
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,470 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/17/2004
Antimatter reviews
Opposites attract, and people who are too similar should keep their distance. Sometimes there is no distinction. A Tenpou drabble.
Saiyuki - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 214 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Published: 3/8/2004
Long Xin reviews
Hakkai finds it best to take life one day at a time. PG-15ish, disturbing, yaoi, and probably not what you think.
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,562 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Published: 1/22/2004
Muscles Used In A Smile reviews
58. You may know what you need, but to get what you want better see that you keep what you have.
Saiyuki - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,783 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/31/2003
A Prodigal Man reviews
Love's b!ch, on the Lightbearer. Or, why Gourry drives Xellos crazy.
Slayers - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,158 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/19/2003
Any Port reviews
An XZ cabinfic with witty banter, wherein bizarre(ly polite) torments are visited on a confused chimera. ((GASP) Ffnet will let us fix execrable old story titles now? Joytears!)
Slayers - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,925 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/16/2003
Chosensei reviews
83. Sanzo's finally managed to learn something, but his teacher still has room for improvement.
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 670 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/7/2003
Sunny and Sixty reviews
Thoughts of a monkey on a sunny day. Those associations will get you every time... (a drabble)
Saiyuki - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 10/17/2003
Timepiece reviews
Ever have one of Those Mornings? Xellos has Those Mornings -all the time.- Sing OY! For the life of a minion. Part three up.
Slayers - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,997 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/12/2003 - Published: 10/8/2003
From the Want Ads reviews
Behind the glamour and the glory, this is what it takes to do the job.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 976 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/11/2003 - J. Kirk
Strike A Lucifer reviews
Our boy's got at least five Prime Directive, er, infringements on record. Why does he do that? It's like a compulsion! Want an answer? So does he.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 946 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/11/2003 - J. Kirk
For the Weary reviews
How can 01 sleep with a Maxwell there? It's a real problem. 12, shonen-ai. Not really humor, but amusing in a poor-old-Eeyore way.
Gundam Wing/AC - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 573 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/8/2003 - Heero Y., Duo M.
Wheels, Broken reviews
Revised! After 'Taciturnity,' Sanzo would like to get out of a coming festival. Not to mention this conversation. Hakkai plays dirty.
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,770 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/8/2003
Hangs in the Sky reviews
A ruefully broody little 38 drabble--or call it a Sanzo meditation.
Saiyuki - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/1/2003
Why Gojyo Only Does One Night Stands reviews
or: The Origin of the Qiball. Gojyo's latest girlfriend should watch her step; even the kindest person can be pushed too far. Post ep-16 fic, rated for NotEntirelyNice!Hakkai. DJ on AO3.
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,786 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/29/2003 - Gojyo S., Hakkai C. - Complete
In A Yellow Wood reviews
Oh, Trowa. No memory at all, and Heero's in his room. He's so confused! 1x3x1, shonen-ai, more bemused than angsty.
Gundam Wing/AC - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,651 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/29/2003 - Trowa B./No-Name, Heero Y.
Seiyuu Madness Gundam reviews
Heero, Duo, and Zechs chat at a party. Voice actor xo (but no real people). Yaoi suggestions (but nothing vanilla) Carefully crafted (but nothing sane). References GW, FY, Utena, Eva, Slayers, Saiyuki, Ranma, Excell, and El Hazzard. Key at back.
Gundam Wing/AC - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,096 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/26/2003
Eulogy reviews
Even the most irreverent old demon knows how to mourn the fall of greatness.
Slayers - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 718 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 9/26/2003
Myths Like That reviews
It is my belief… that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside." Jim, growing up fast.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,349 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 9/26/2003 - J. Kirk