Amani Ishikawa
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Joined 03-23-04, id: 559489, Profile Updated: 03-31-15
Author has written 4 stories for Final Fantasy VII, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Bleach.

Real Name: That's for me to know and you to find out. :P

Age: Too old

From: United States

Hobbies: Animals, reading, writing, music, aviation (and flying in general), playing video games, and World of Warcraft

Dislikes: Needles, spiders, cockroaches, people who don't take care of their animals, and people who lack common sense

Sign: Virgo

Favorite color: Blue, purple, black

Favorite Books: Mostly 'The Classics' (books by Dickens, Bronte, those sort of books), Harry Potter, and children's/young adult literature.

Favorite music: The Beatles, Evanescence, Linkin Park, anything that sounds good. I have a very open mind for music, but I don't listen to much country or rap.

Fandoms: Bleach, Hetalia, Sailor Moon, Lupin the Third, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Final Fantasy 7, and Christoph Waltz

World of Warcraft: I am a huge fan of WoW, so if anyone would like to find me, send me a PM!

About the Author: I have loved writing from a young age, so I have been doing this for most of my life. When I was in fourth grade, I won an Illinois Young Authors award for a story that I wrote and illustrated myself. The illustrating part has careened downhill over the years, but I still continue to enjoy my main craft of writing. I find a high amount of solace and satisfaction in generating stories. I wrote poetry throughout high school, and when I started college, I had two original poems published. I hope to someday publish an entire book of my poetry for all to read, but for now I have been posting them on my personal website. I am also working out a plot for an original fiction which I hope to publish one day. For now, I settle for the pleasure of writing fan fiction for both entertainment and as a means of keeping my writing skills fresh.

With that said, because I have been a lifelong writer and I am also a teacher, I do not need lessons in writing styles, since everyone has their own individual style and voice. I am well aware that self editing is never completely foolproof, so I will often take my work to friends of mine whom I trust to give honest feedback. In the event that I or someone else catches a small error, such as the dreaded 'floating' letter that is NOT the article 'a', I'll usually correct it immediately. So unless it's mistakes like this, don't bother wasting the review opportunity. The combination of my age, experience, and the fact that I do this for a living should be a clue that I know what I am doing. I am not proclaiming that my writing is perfect; however, I do strive for perfection and I'm always working to improve as any good writer should. My writing fan fiction serves two purposes: 1). to practice and/or improve my ever-evolving writing skills and 2.) to entertain you, the reader.

I try to review stories that I find, particularly from those who review mine. I do not believe in the abusing the review button for flaming someone because of their writing skill, or lack thereof, and I am highly offended if someone reviews my work in that manner or anyone else's. If you don't like someone's writing, the BACK button is on your browser for a reason. I try to teach my students that there is no such thing as a bad writer - only different levels of experience. I try to demonstrate that advice here by objectively reviewing works as though the author was my own student. Writing, like all the other art forms, takes years of practice to fully master. Therefore, if I leave a review on your story it will always be kind constructive criticism meant to help you improve as a writer, not discourage you from writing altogether because I know how hard it is to work up the courage to share your work with the rest of the world. In other words, I will find something good to say about the piece I am reviewing and if I see any area that needs work, I will bring it to your attention and make suggestions on how it can be fixed. So please, if you see a review from me and it's lengthy, I tend to be long winded, but at least I will be thorough and my intent is never to offend or ridicule! My aim is to help you grow as a writer and encourage you to continue!


NOTE: My fan fictions, Among Thieves Are Angels, Past Reverberations, and Lupin and the Quest for the Silver Crystal have been removed for a complete and total overhaul. I may post them again at some point in the future, though I am not sure when that will be. Also, Mirror, Mirror is also undergoing a slight overhaul as well to correct a few things I overlooked and add historical notes. I have been updating the new versions of the chapters here, on deviantART, and on my personal website. So far I have completed up to Chapter 13. Sleeping with the Enemy has now been added to the editing list. I have finished editing most of the chapters on deviantArt, but I will soon be replacing chapters as well.

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Scoundrel or Saint? by animalwriter reviews
Is suspicious activity at Hogwarts threatening Severus and Dinah's peaceful life? And right after Rita Skeeter publishes an awful book? Features SS/OC from "The Serpents' Kiss" and strong presence of SB/OC and OC students. Rated M for mature love scenes.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 142,255 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 9/17/2016 - Published: 8/8/2011 - Severus S., OC
Sukuse by VraieEsprit reviews
25 years on from Meifu and secrets abound, from the mines of 7th to the barren wastes of the Rukon. As blood is spilt, Juu & Shun realise Seireitei's most wanted rebel is not only alive but far from alone - but what secret weapon is he hiding in Rukongai's forgotten land?
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 79 - Words: 962,004 - Reviews: 554 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 6/20/2013 - Published: 11/18/2011 - Shunsui K., J. Ukitake - Complete
Meifu's Gate Final Graduation ::Omake:: by VraieEsprit reviews
With only one week left of their Senior Year, what will the future hold for the graduating class of Genryuusai's Academy? Juushirou's path is still uncertain, meanwhile his friends are making important choices - will they follow their Clan or their heart?
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 98,272 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 9/5/2011 - Published: 8/5/2011 - J. Ukitake, Shunsui K. - Complete
The Serpents' Kiss by animalwriter reviews
A lonely professor trying to forget the past. A new professor with her own worries and a desire to understand Severus Snape. As they solve a mystery at Hogwarts, can they learn to care for each other and embrace a new life? SS/OC with other plot points.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 193 - Words: 715,457 - Reviews: 572 - Favs: 341 - Follows: 162 - Updated: 8/6/2011 - Published: 8/16/2010 - Severus S., OC - Complete
Meifu's Gate ::Fourth Maki:: by VraieEsprit reviews
Juu & Shun are seniors, but already there are those who resent Juushirou's position as Anideshi. Meanwhile, a bloody murder in District Six threatens to unravel 3 generations of Kuchiki secrets - as a figure in the shadows works to bring down the Clans.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 74 - Words: 879,098 - Reviews: 582 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 7/29/2011 - Published: 5/10/2010 - J. Ukitake, Shunsui K. - Complete
Daydreamer by Evelyn Rose Marks reviews
I always try to keep my head in the clouds...until reality slapped me in the face...Warnings: Rape. Characters: Colonel Hans Landa and OC.
Inglourious Basterds - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 18 - Words: 54,014 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 11/22/2010 - Published: 1/23/2010 - H. Landa
Meifu's Gate ::Third Chronicle:: by VraieEsprit reviews
Ambition. Revenge. Betrayal. Soaked in blood, 7th District purges itself of its outlaw Urahara. At the Academy, Juu & Shun face new challenges, as well as the encroaching darkness. This time fate's hand may splinter their friendship & divide them forever.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 65 - Words: 631,888 - Reviews: 625 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 3/22/2010 - Published: 7/11/2009 - J. Ukitake, Shunsui K. - Complete
Mirror, Flower, Water, Moon: Sousuke's Story by VraieEsprit reviews
Fantasy, Reality and the line that blurs between. The illusionist and the illusions - a tale of how Aizen Sousuke's childhood might have been, and how he came to the point we see him now, steeped in secrets and guided by the Mirror of the Moon.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 33,632 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 2/27/2010 - Published: 1/22/2010 - S. Aizen - Complete
Nineteen Forty-Four by Crystalrose7788 reviews
What happened to Colonel Hans Landa after Operation Kino, as written in his journal.
Inglourious Basterds - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,169 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/8/2009 - H. Landa - Complete
Changes In the Band by Jinxd n cursed reviews
Fern faces her tenth grade year with a new band director and an unexpected love
Marching Band - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 26 - Words: 87,384 - Reviews: 237 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 7/11/2009 - Published: 10/20/2003
Meifu's Gate ::Second Manuscript:: by VraieEsprit reviews
Juushirou wants to learn and Shunsui wants to take it easy. But the two boys are united in one thing - both of them believe in justice. When a crime polarises the Academy, the boys resolve to solve it - but it seems Elite society has many secrets to hide!
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 40 - Words: 369,377 - Reviews: 356 - Favs: 199 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 6/30/2009 - Published: 2/1/2009 - J. Ukitake, Shunsui K. - Complete
Meifu's Gate ::Prequel:: by VraieEsprit reviews
Ukitake and Kyouraku come from opposite sides of the social spectrum, yet both have their own challenges to overcome on their way to becoming Shinigami. A 'prequel' of chapters depicting how their childhoods might have been and how they got to the Academy
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 59,023 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 1/31/2009 - Published: 12/21/2008 - J. Ukitake, Shunsui K. - Complete
I kissed the president by EeveeHearts reviews
Rufus hires a new secretary, but does she get more than she bargained for? Work before romance, or is it? RufusxOC
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,956 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/25/2008 - Rufus
Pranks by Smenzer reviews
Anakin plays a nighttime prank on his Master, Obi-Wan. A funny story with a twist ending.
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 51 - Words: 93,016 - Reviews: 896 - Favs: 256 - Follows: 123 - Updated: 6/9/2008 - Published: 5/7/2004 - Obi-Wan K., Anakin Skywalker
The Story of FF7 by Ecron reviews
FFVII novellization: Date night...
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 40 - Words: 199,901 - Reviews: 253 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 2/26/2008 - Published: 10/20/2003
Ardent Love by Jinkun reviews
Rei finds comfort in Chad after Darien unintentionally breaks her heart. Sparks fly and Rei realizes who she truly loves.
Sailor Moon - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 75,937 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/5/2008 - Published: 7/29/2003 - Rei H./Raye/Sailor Mars
Better than Aizen by Greenzaku reviews
Hanatarou x Hinamori second surprise couple near end. Romance.Humor.Action. Now finished! Can Hanatarou completely replace Aizen's legacy? The 10th division interferes, with dramatic results when everyone else gets involved.
Bleach - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 16,255 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/5/2007 - Published: 8/10/2007 - HanatarĊ Y., M. Hinamori - Complete
Teakettle Confessions by Dominus reviews
Instances of Cid Highwind and Shera pregame, postgame, whatever comes to mind.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 47 - Words: 16,332 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 3/10/2007 - Published: 12/29/2004 - Cid H., Shera
Bourbon Blizzard by MakoRain reviews
Vincent and Cid travel through the snow in search of liquor at 7th Heaven...more so for Cid than for Vincent and antics insue.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 880 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/1/2006 - Vincent V., Cid H. - Complete
Ain't Like I Planned by Enkida reviews
Five years after Meteor, Cid finds that some dreams are harder to chase down that he thought. One troubled relationship, one unwanted vacation and one nosy teenager later, things start spinning out of control. CidxYuffie, COMPLETE
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 84,278 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 9/6/2006 - Published: 8/13/2006 - Cid H., Yuffie K. - Complete
Of War and Bubbles: The Pilot Experiment by LadyTilBug reviews
Cloud and Vincent walk in on Cid.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,223 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/6/2006 - Published: 7/11/2006 - Cid H., Vincent V.
A Thief Within INTERPOL by Brey reviews
An underling on the Lupin case? Or spy for Lupin. A new girl comes into the lives of both INTERPOL's craziest inspector, and Lupin's band of thieves. Which side is she really on however?
Lupin III - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 26,532 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/28/2006 - Published: 8/13/2004
Glances at the world's heros by Saesama reviews
Oneshots focusing on Avalanche during their adventures. Next: Forgiveness comes in many strange forms.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 14,427 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 4/30/2006 - Published: 11/28/2004
The Diamond and the Rough by seventhe reviews
[part of 'Warming Up.] And she would have said yes, he thought. But then he came in and she was gone and so were her suitcases and all her clothes. Cid. Shera. Rough hands and diamond rings. For Cendrillo.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,651 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/30/2005 - Cid H. - Complete
A Mile in My Heels by J. Lucy-Daisuke reviews
He's out to settle a score, and he doesn't mind breaking a nail doing it. One shot, please read and review
Lupin III - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,721 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/12/2005 - Complete
The Spear in the Door by Espers reviews
This is a story about a very awesome character who is often neglected in favor of Vincent Valentine. WHYYY? Even if said mystery character's not a bishounen, she's SO sweet and deep, even from the brief glimpse of her in the game. Can you guess who?
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,873 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/10/2005 - Cid H.
Isoceles Syndrome by Verdot reviews
The oddest triangle dissolves when one man runs off with the woman they'd taken for granted. Shera and Vincent now must deal with the consequences of staking their happiness on the same man... SheraxVincent oh, you read that right Another ff.7 inspiration
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,740 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Published: 6/30/2005 - Vincent V.
Wolf and Cub by DJ Clawson reviews
Something terrible happens to Lupin, and Zenigata must unravel the mystery. Complete.
Lupin III - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 17,436 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/23/2005 - Published: 2/14/2005 - Complete
Epilogue by Makoredeyes reviews
A positive ending to 1000 deeds undone.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,509 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 1/28/2005 - Cid H. - Complete
1000 Deeds Undone by Makoredeyes reviews
Sometimes it doesn't matter how goodhearted you are. The world is cruel, even when you just saved it... A different edge on the postmeteor situation. Cid centric FINISHED.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 22,427 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 10 - Updated: 1/27/2005 - Published: 12/31/2004 - Cid H. - Complete
The Art of Trudging by Verdot reviews
Giftfic for JessAngel. Cid hates snow. And being in the company of the "martial midget" doesn't help either. But a run-in with a less than savory character lends for some thoughts from our favorite cursing pilot.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,041 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/30/2004
Illegal Alien by Sira-san reviews
Lupin decides to handle things a little differently on their newest exploit, little realizing that their target is the very definition of "unconventional."
Lupin III - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 30,781 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/2/2004 - Published: 8/12/2004
Genesis of Sky by Princess Artemis reviews
There is a reason Cid Highwind has no past. Cut into sections at reviewer request.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 36,916 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/2/2004 - Published: 10/11/2002 - Cid H., Shera - Complete
A Cup Of Tea by Kitarin reviews
a vigenette of Aeris and Shera sharing a cup of tea
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,290 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 11/30/2002 - Aerith G. - Complete
Final Flight by Sirius Dogstar reviews
Cid Highwind is taken on the ride of his life after Meteor... but will this be his final flight? Rated PG for quite a few swear words and a bit of fighting.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,854 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/12/2002
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Sleeping with the Enemy reviews
This is the story of a member of Fifth Division who engages in a very clandestine relationship with her captain, but when he betrays Soul Society, she is faced with a difficult decision. Aizen/OC Ukitake/OC [UNDER REVISION]
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 136,975 - Reviews: 265 - Favs: 245 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 3/7/2011 - Published: 2/1/2009 - S. Aizen, J. Ukitake, OC - Complete
Mirror, Mirror reviews
James gets a second chance at life but there is a slight problem: his soul is trapped in a mirror and he must find Calypso to remedy the situation. What begins as an impossible situation turns into adventure and romance along the way. Norrington/OC
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 32 - Words: 113,481 - Reviews: 263 - Favs: 180 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 8/1/2010 - Published: 4/12/2008 - James N. - Complete
My Happy Ending reviews
What if Cid and Shera get their happy ending, but not with each other? Written and partially published before the release of Advent Children, so please no flames. Cid/OC. Shera/OC.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 40 - Words: 137,734 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 9/13/2009 - Published: 3/23/2006 - Cid H., Shera - Complete
The Beach reviews
A part of an art trade I did on Deviant Art which features Ukitake and Shunsui as children who meet on the beach near Juushiro's home. Very cute one-shot. Enjoy!
Bleach - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,566 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/21/2009 - J. Ukitake, Shunsui K. - Complete
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