Atropos' Knife
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Joined 05-14-04, id: 589267, Profile Updated: 08-08-13
Author has written 7 stories for Get Backers, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

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Greetings! I am Atropos, the oldest of the Moirae (that's the Three Fates to you mere mortals) and arguably, the coolest and most awesome! Why? Because I get to decide how and when you DIE! (insert evil laugh track here) And yes, I know my weapon of choice is supposed to be a pair of shears, but an automatic, double action, double-edged, half-serrated knife kicks more ass don't you think?

I miss the good old days of plague and pestilence and war when I had a grand time of grabbing a handful of threads in my hand and, snip! Today, with your peace treaties and advances in medicine and safety devices and stuff, I sit bored out of my wits waiting for some old-timer to keel over while he surfs Internet porn, or anticipating gun-toting middle school kids to re-enact a game of Half-Life in a library (boo!). Thank Dionysus for heart and liver disease or else my threads would rival those gargantuan balls of twine you humans keep submitting to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Seeing my workload has been drastically cut, I have decided I am tired of just playing with the destinies of you pitiful humans, you who have no special powers like a god, a Superfriend, an Avenger, the X-men, or a Pokemon. Tsk, tsk. Lo, I descend from the non-broadband-and-4G-ready confines of Mount Olympus (which needs major redecorating, by the way. My father Zeus is SO behind the times.) to be a Puppet Master of the inherently more interesting characters you create in your books, comics, movies, and TV. That's right. Atropos, controller of human destiny, is an unabashed gazillion-year-old fangirl. And proud of it.

You will notice my pets are these two dorks who call themselves 'GetBackers'. The one called Mido Ban I particularly like to torture because I can't seem to make the guy drop dead even though he smokes a carton of cigarettes a day. Sheesh. That, and because he carries that killjoy Aesclepius in his arm. Aesclepius and I have this love-hate relationship, he being a healer and I, a bringer of death and such.

Though, ironically, when Ban uses him, he becomes this nasty brute called "Snake Bite". How fun. Now, I have visions of a snake dressed in leather and slinked around a Harley hissing at everyone who looks at him funny.

Amano Ginji is just like dad in the way he smites everyone with his thunder and lightning. Except, Ginji is way nicer, cuter, turns into this adorable chibi thing, and doesn't screw every hot chick that passes his way disguised as a swan or some such beast (and what kind of stupid freak nymphet gets seduced by a friggin' bird, anyway, huh?). For being such a sweetie, I occasionally reward Ginji with a kiss from a genki cutie named Natsumi.:D

The one with the endless supply of threads, he who calls HIMself Kazuki, can so play me in a soap opera version of the Iliad (damn you Homer, me and my sisters have names, you know), although Aphrodite would probably beg to differ, hee-hee. And I swear, Akabane Kuroudo is after my job. Unfortunately, I can't kill him so I'll just let him do all my killing for me (He can't borrow my knife, however. Nah-uh).

I also have my eye on Beelzebub, Fullmetal Alchemist, 07-Ghost, Mononoke, Darker Than Black, Kekkaishi, Saiunkoku Monogatari, Tegami Bachi, Sengoku Basara, Gin no Saji, Natsume Yuujinchou, Shingeki no Kyojin and the insanity that is Gintama, but eh, I'm having too much fun with GB at the moment to begin pulling their strings.*

*Edited because I watched FMA: 4-Koma Theater, and after what poor Kimblee had to go through (twice!), I decided to give him some loving. Even death goddesses are nice that way, LOL. BTW, why the hell doesn't FF accept strikethrough text here? Makes me wanna strikethrough my knife (and shears for good measure) into this site's programmers (I kid, I kid).

I usually push the limits when it comes to subject matter and am a horribly pedantic nerd. So, if you happen to learn more than you ever cared to know about stuff like BDSM, robotics, sex dolls, summer festivals, aspen trees, and other useless crap from reading my fanfic; consider yourself blessed. Knowledge like that can only come from millennia of experience - and a few hours of Internet research. Apparently, I, Atropos, am not only a taker, I'm a giver as well. Now bow, you heathen mortals!

So, I'll be seeing you. But for your sake, hopefully not too soon (winks and flashes glinting knife).

In the meantime, enjoy reading (while I try to pry off a tongue that's cemented firmly in my cheek). Oh, and one other thing. Since FF so nicely, awesomely decided to do their own snip-snipping on my transition breaks in some of my older fics, if a scene transition seems awkward to you, please give me the benefit of the doubt and kindly assume a break was originally intended there. You see, even if I am Death incarnate, I'm actually not that random. Seriously. I'm not.

I am, however, too lazy to fix a problem that wasn't of my doing in the first place. I think I might be motivated enough to do something to the party or parties that caused it, though ...

(And no, I did not just hold a knife to anyone's throat while saying that)

:D Cheers!

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It Started Like This by S J Smith-Evil Little Dog reviews
If Roy thought about it, it made sense.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,807 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/8/2013 - Published: 11/7/2013 - Roy M., Gracia H., Elysia H. - Complete
Slam Dunk: Conquer the Nation by KnoT reviews
Shohoku High's basketball team suffered a huge loss in the retirement of Akagi. Can the team rebuild and conquer the nation again?
Slam Dunk - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 80 - Words: 377,643 - Reviews: 853 - Favs: 191 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 10/16/2013 - Published: 6/9/2004
Shadow Takes All by Kyo-chan reviews
Zolf Kimblee gambles on a second chance, and he ends up with more than he was bargaining for. Written for the 2012-2013 FMA Reverse Big Bang. Artist: sweet-suzume. Beta: aionwatha
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: M - English - Mystery - Chapters: 9 - Words: 14,179 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/8/2013 - Edward E., Kimbley - Complete
A plane and a runway by Devilry reviews
Aoi muses on the one who she loves and the one who loves her. Not so much AoixOga or AoixAiba, but just Aoi.
Beelzebub/べるぜバブ - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,765 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Published: 8/18/2012 - Aoi K. - Complete
Elastic Love by wintaer reviews
For her, he is simply an annoyance. For him, it is all just a game. Hisoka/Machi. Oneshot. Written for a kink meme.
Hunter X Hunter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,480 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/15/2012 - Hisoka, Machi - Complete
Disillusion by Taranova reviews
The fuhrer and his wife do not lead a perfect existence.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,297 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/3/2012 - Published: 2/25/2012 - Roy M., Riza H. - Complete
The Hour Before Sunrise by Mayumi-san reviews
Contemplations of Ling Yao on the day that he sets out on his journey to Amestris. Pre-canon. One shot. Hints of LingxLanFan. My first FMA fic.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,868 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Ling Y., Lan Fan - Complete
The Gemstone Waltz by Mayumi-san reviews
Ban and Ginji find out that getting their target isn't as simple as it seems, especially if it involves criminal organizations. Sequel to 'The Silver Claw'... COMPLETE! FINALLY!
Get Backers - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 110,456 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/27/2012 - Published: 4/14/2005 - Complete
The Sleep of Reason by Seta Suzume reviews
I never planned on remaining a private detective forever. I wanted to be a State Alchemist. ...But I can see that's not what brought you. My last case? Irene Lovelace? Well, if you that's the story you want to hear... — film noir-inspired, slightly AU?
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 31,273 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/23/2012 - Kimbley - Complete
Poisonous Honey for the Desperate Young by Seta Suzume reviews
He was not alone inside himself. He never had been.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,786 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/8/2011 - Pride, Kimbley - Complete
Aniue by Medea34788 reviews
An assassination attempt on Ryuuki changes the court of Saiunkoku, revealing a secret that could have drastic repercussions. The story of Seien's return home, in six parts. No romance, though goggles can be provided on request. Critiques welcome! Enjoy!
Saiunkoku Monogatari - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,984 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/22/2011 - Published: 5/17/2011 - Seiran S., Seien S. - Complete
Born in Darkness by D. M. Evans reviews
Kimbley had a rough start in life but he ended up right where he wanted to be.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,233 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/7/2011 - Kimbley - Complete
A Deeper Shade of Black by Viconia2000 reviews
A confrontation on a Tokyo rooftop goes wrong, leaving Misaki in the hands of BK-201. Or is that a good thing?
Darker than BLACK - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 16,835 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 288 - Follows: 114 - Updated: 9/23/2010 - Published: 5/1/2010 - M. Kirihara, Hei - Complete
It Could Be Worse by WOWZAcoolBEANS reviews
Because apparently the anime decided not to let Loke escape from that mirror thing, he must have been stuck in there for quite some time. This is what he thought as he festered. Based on the Kubler-Ross grief cycle. Comedic, a little Loke/Lucy.
Fairy Tail - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,539 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/3/2010 - Loke/Leo, Lucy H. - Complete
Willing Complication 04: First Frost by moor reviews
Shuurei x Seiran. One of the most telling changes of season is the first frost. Everyone needs to light the fires and pull their blankets tighter, snuggling into their warmth. Sequel to "Raking Leaves"
Saiunkoku Monogatari - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,649 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/19/2010 - Shuurei K., Seiran S. - Complete
Auburn & Ivory by thanatophilia reviews
A demon and a boy; a boy and a demon. There is no mononoke; there is no man. Ah, at last.
Mononoke - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,288 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/7/2008 - Complete
The second time around by Madhumalati reviews
Sometimes second chances don't find you until you die. Then again, when you're Kuwabara Shizuru, such coincidences are commonplace.....ShizuruSakyou, way postseries.
Yu Yu Hakusho - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,176 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/9/2007 - Shizuru K., Sakyou - Complete
Playing Pretend by Youkai no Yume reviews
There were very simple rules to their game. As long as they followed them, they could both keep pretending and nobody would get hurt. But when Jin finds himself breaking all of the rules, he realizes he has much more to lose than a game. Jin x Fuu oneshot
Samurai Champloo - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,458 - Reviews: 226 - Favs: 393 - Follows: 34 - Published: 6/3/2007 - Jin, Fuu - Complete
Untitled by Thethuthinnang reviews
What could have been.
Victorian Romance Emma - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,176 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 22 - Published: 4/29/2007 - Complete
Perfection by Seppuku Doll reviews
Renji loves her. She doesn't love him. He'll take what he can get. Onesided RenRuki.
Bleach - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 513 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/14/2005 - Renji A., Rukia K. - Complete
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Foxhole Sonata reviews
A desolate outpost. A second encounter. A discussion leading to a dubious choice. For just one moment, she desperately tries not to remember any of her sins... by sharing them with the man who taught her to never forget. Set during the Ishval campaign; mangaverse. Warning: Dark themes.
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 25,758 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 3/18/2012 - Published: 12/11/2011 - [Riza H., Kimbley] - Complete
Ningyo Hime reviews
Two dolls. One, an ordinary girl locked in a protective case. The other, a fallen angel who dreams of being whole again. Both try to stay unbroken in a place like Ura Shinjuku. Series of Rena & Natsumi fics, references to manga only canon, non-yuri.
Get Backers - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,510 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/7/2006 - Natsumi
Missing reviews
Sometimes you don't have to be gone to go missing. But for Ginji, absolutely nothing prepared him for the day a certain waitress finally decided to move on. GinjixNatsumi, one shot in two parts.
Get Backers - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 13,141 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/10/2005 - Ginji, Natsumi - Complete
Rock the Boat reviews
So, what if our boys got stranded in the middle of the ocean? Five dorks in a small space with no food doing what normal hot and bothered males with lethal weapons do when faced with survival. Normal. Riiight. Set during the Venus de Milo arc.
Get Backers - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 3 - Words: 18,981 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 5/1/2005 - Published: 4/3/2005 - Ban, Ginji, Kazuki, Shido - Complete
Catharsis reviews
Pre-canon, series of one-shots revolving around a theme. They say there are five stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. For Kudo Himiko, there is only one... Revenge.
Get Backers - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,283 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/10/2005 - Published: 2/22/2005 - Himiko
The Prize reviews
Ban and Ginji wonder if there are some things in life that are best left stolen, especially if the thief is... Natsumi. GinjixNatsumi
Get Backers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 40,710 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/10/2005 - Published: 12/15/2004 - Ginji, Natsumi, Ban - Complete
Sum of the Parts reviews
The Retrievers scratch and claw at each other in a race to get back targets scattered all over Tokyo. Simple. But big surprises are thrown into the mix and Ban finds out the hard way why he should never deny Ginji a decent meal. COMPLETE
Get Backers - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 80,620 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/19/2004 - Published: 6/19/2004 - Ban, Ginji - Complete