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Joined 08-24-04, id: 658843, Profile Updated: 06-21-11
Author has written 11 stories for Newsies.


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LoveLately (a.k.a what the hell I'm up to these days):

6/21/11: Omg. It's been a year since I've updated my profile and almost 2 years since I've updated my stories. A lot has changed in my life but I don't like the way I've abandoned Addiction: The Sequel. I wrote myself into a corner and stayed there for a long, long time. I'm going to try and look at it again with a fresh perspective, the keyword being 'try'. I hadn't logged on to the email account where my FF alerts go and when I logged in I had a couple hundred reviews, alerts, updates...CRAZY! I'll see what I can do.

6/21/11: This was a quick turnaround from my last edit. I was a little overwhelmed having read through A:TS but I knew that I wanted to write again, so I dug through my doc files on my computer and found a list of possible story ideas for future fics. I grimaced at most of them (these ideas were SO old lol) but I found one that I'm going to turn into my little project. It won't be long - maybe 10 chapters - because I'd like to ease into fics again. It's strange, though, because it takes on some of the themes/ideas of two of my previous fics: To Have and To Hold and Addiction. Think of it as a hybrid of these themes. I promise the writing will be better because being in school has helped me find my creative voice. So...expect within hopefully the next week to find SUNSHINE WHEN SHE'S GONE up and running. Ahh I'm excited!!

About my writing:

It's fairly obvious the progressions I've made in my writing from my very first -- A Hateful Vengeance -- to my current piece -- Addiction: The Sequel. As per usual, I can hardly stand to look at anything that I've written that isnt less than six months old. AHV was my little engine that could, haha. I was terrified of posting and I received so few reviews but I didnt care because someone had actually ventured onto this site, chosen AHV, and took the time out to review it! I won't go near that story now -- we all had to start somewhere though, right?

I don't know if it's because I've had time to digest all of my stories for some time now, but the only one I can look at is Addiction. Partly because I'm writing its sequel so I'm using it as reference, and partly because anything before that just doesnt seem to match up. It's quite different from my previous stories -- AHV, A Flower in Brooklyn, Manhattan Home and To Have and To Hold are all about putting Spot into this magnificent and noble light. Cut to Addiction, and you won't to smack him across the face and then make out with him haha or at least that's what I was going for.

Where am I going with this? I don't know, it's starting to feel like a blog entry right now lol the point is, if you want to read my better-quality work, I would recommend To Have and To Hold, Addiction, Addiction: The Sequel, and the lone chapter I wrote for Skittery in Where The Light Is. The amount of reviews speak for themselves, and I would gather that anyone in their right mind would read those, as opposed to some earlier stuff. But, alas, I will always have an entirely different perspective as the author and not the reader.

About my work:

What you'll almost always see in my stories: night owls; Tibby's or Brooklyn's equivalent: Sonny's; girls who talk back; girls are never angelic and pure (except for Sarah but she's canon); my adoration for Jack Kelly; lots of cigarettes; tormenting dreams; symbolic weather (the easiest symbol an author can use!); sexually active newsies; my fondness for Blink and Racetrack; the Brooklyn Bridge; running (all Tom Cruise-like before he went nuts); emotional writing; drinking; at least one poker game; train stations; did I mention Spot? It's all about Spot haha

What you won't see: slash; time travel; AU; happy-go-lucky characters; heroes/heroines with strong moral fortitude; spirituality; purity; Mary Sues (hopefully); zero territory conflict; abstinence; crossovers; typical jobs of the time like working in a factory (I don't know, I just can't put my characters there haha)

The Playlists:

I draw heavily on the way I react to music for writing. Sometimes it only takes one song to spark a story idea or chapter. I have playlists saved on my computer that I listen to while I write chapters and I started compiling everything together like this when I was writing To Have and To Hold, and it's carried over to Addiction. Some make perfect sense, others I have taken out of context but have used because of certain verses. You decide =)

To Have and To Hold

1. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles

2. "Shadows and Regrets" by Yellowcard

3. "Come Pick Me Up" by Ryan Adams

4. "What Hurts the Most" by Rascal Flatts

5. "Miserable at Best" by Mayday Parade

6. "Pieces" by Rascal Flatts

7. "No Air" by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown

8. "Leave the Pieces" by The Wreckers

9. "Comfortable" by John Mayer

10. "Keep Breathing" by Ingrid Michaelson

11. "Swallowed in the Sea" by Coldplay

12. "All the Same" by Sick Puppies

13. "9 Crimes" by Damien Rice

14. "Falling Away With You" by Muse

15. "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton


1. "Bright Lights" by Matchbox Twenty

2. "Secret" by Maroon 5

3. "I Remember" by Damien Rice

4. "Over My Head (Cable Car)" by The Fray

5. "All Around Me" by Flyleaf (I know it's a Christian song, but I found that out after it reminded me of Lucy)

6. "All the Same" by Sick Puppies

7. "Pretty Girl" by Sugarcult

8. "Piece of My Heart" by Janis Joplin

9. "Foolish Games" by Jewel

10. "Stand Still, Look Pretty" by The Wreckers

11. "Stay" by Sugarland

12. "Either Way" by Guster

13. "The Drinks We Drank Last Night" by Azure Ray

14. "Me and the Moon" by Something Corporate

15. "Fix You" by Coldplay

16. "Come Downstairs and Say Hello" by Guster

17. "I Won't Make You" by Something Corporate

18. "I'm Gonna Find Another You" by John Mayer

--> Suggested by readers for Addiction:

1. "Last Name" by Carrie Underwood (pceluvnchclte)

2. "If it Makes You Happy" by Sheryl Crow (pceluvnchclte)

3. "Little Sister" by Elvis Presley (Equestriad)

4. "Beautiful Disaster" by Jon McLaughlin (Bren) -- Perfect for Chapter 28! Thanks!

5. "Mary Jane" by Alanis Morissette (EmeraldGreyClouds)

6. "I Can't Stay Away" by The Veronicas (Coolicows215)

You should also check out the totally awesome banner FragrantPrincess made for Addiction

Addiction: The Sequel

(This one will be built up over the course of writing)

1. "Ghost of a Good Thing" by Dashboard Confessional

2. "Fall Away" by The Fray

3. "The Blower's Daughter" by Damien Rice

4. "Careless Whispers" cover by Seether (Thanks Clover 33!!)

5. "Show Me What I'm Looking For" by Carolina Liar

6. "I Alone" by Live

7. "Just Like a Pill" by Pink

8. "Say When" by The Fray

9. "Make Damn Sure" by Taking Back Sunday

10. "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" by John Mayer

11. "Lightness" by Death Cab for Cutie

12. "Tangled" by Maroon Five

13. "(I Hate) Everything About You" by Three Days Grace

14. "White Horse" by Taylor Swift

15. "So Contagious" by Acceptance

16. "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon

17. "Her Diamonds" by Rob Thomas

18. "Decode" by Paramore

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Obsession: Cuts like a Knife by stress reviews
Spindle Scott, head of the newsgirls in Queens, wanted nothing more than Rip Divenize's affection. All Rip was after was Jessa Rhian's love and obedience. And Jess... she just wanted to sell newspapers. When Rip's attention becomes too much, Jess flees Far Rockaway in favor of Manhattan where, with the help of her new friend Jack, she discovers she doesn't have to be afraid.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,595 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 4/15/2014 - Published: 8/18/2006 - Jack K.
Of Love and War by Butterfly Conlon reviews
Angel Haddox is assassin to her brother, ruthless leader of Midtown. Yet, she finds an ill-fated companion in her sworn enemy of Brooklyn, Spot Conlon, and on the eve of war, must choose her allegiance to her blood or to the one she loves.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 86,554 - Reviews: 256 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 1/5/2010 - Published: 1/23/2003 - Spot C. - Complete
A New York Minute by Insomniac37 reviews
What do the newsies really have in common with each other? Everything. And nothing. *New Chapters*
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 26,030 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/14/2009 - Published: 5/3/2009
The Minute Mary Sue Fanfic Collection by Butterfly Conlon reviews
Mary-Sues are something that one can hate more than Spot doing a striptease—wait, make that Crutchy. So wouldn’t it be nice if we could just cut down all the clichéd fan-fics down to say, a minute? Rated for language and pure sillyness.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,973 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/1/2009 - Published: 8/18/2003
Amusing Lies by Utopia Today reviews
There’s a fine line between fact and fiction. Over the years the story of Spot Conlon’s life and death was glorified and twisted in such a way that even the few who were really there couldn’t pick out the truth from the amusing lies.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 38,892 - Reviews: 314 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 11/4/2008 - Published: 9/24/2004 - Spot C.
A Stranger in an Unholy Land by serpant-sorcerer reviews
PART I: Days before his 6th year, Harry Potter is sucked into another universe by forces not of this world. Dazed and confused, Harry finds himself in a world where his parents are alive, where Voldemort has never fallen and he is Voldemort's key enforcer
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 17 - Words: 470,388 - Reviews: 1682 - Favs: 3,926 - Follows: 1,354 - Updated: 4/25/2007 - Published: 7/14/2004 - Harry P., Voldemort - Complete
Never Enough by stress reviews
In 1921 New York, the Manhattan Mob and the Brooklyn Boys ruled the city. After a brief war there was peace but it was never enough to create trust. All it took was one night – and one gunshot – to shatter that illusion. [a take on Romeo & Juliet]
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 54,751 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/3/2007 - Published: 8/31/2002 - Jack K., Spot C.
The Little Pink Book by Matchin' Laces reviews
Mrs. Green's journal assignment. This is Skittery's. Chapter 3 up!
Newsies - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 943 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/16/2007 - Published: 8/23/2004 - Skittery
On the Grounds of Brooklyn by RedRogue reviews
Everything Spot carries has a story of its own. They tell stories of harsh pain, loyal and unloyal friends, rising to power, and just maybe... even love. Life story of Spot. Runs pre, mid, and post movie. COMPLETE
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 53,205 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 4/25/2006 - Published: 12/15/2005 - Spot C., Jack K. - Complete
Blink and Mush Save The Day by ShitteryGitUp reviews
Blink and Mush find a girl and bring her to the Newsies Lodging House. It's really funny.
Newsies - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,518 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/21/2006 - Kid Blink, Skittery - Complete
Waiting at the School Gate by cbs3 reviews
Spot Conlon transfers to a Manhattan Prep School. Modern day.
Newsies - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,145 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/16/2005 - Published: 8/6/2005 - Spot C., Jack K.
The Gang of Brooklyn by cbs3 reviews
Spot Conlon & the gang move up in the world.
Newsies - Rated: K - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 23,267 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/5/2005 - Published: 7/15/2005 - Spot C.
Gangs of Brooklyn by cbs3 reviews
Ugly runs with the toughest gang in Brooklyn. Can she find love with a gorgeous Brooklyn newsboy leader,or has she already gone too far? FINISHED? Beware of Sequel!
Newsies - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 22,167 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/14/2005 - Published: 3/26/2005 - Spot C.
Right Hand Man by Charlie Bird reviews
I'm a real newsboy in form and function, though perhaps not always in spirit. UPDATED Chapter Seven, in which there is much selling of papers and congratulatory backslapping. [SpotOMC slash. On hiatus.]
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,050 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/15/2005 - Published: 12/25/2004 - Spot C.
Even If I Die Alone by Irish-Lass08 reviews
This is simply the story of two lovers, separated by fate.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,575 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/4/2005 - Published: 11/28/2004
Baby It's Cold Outside by read-all-about-itgoil reviews
Oh no! Here we go again..."I really can't stay" "But baby it's cold outside" "I've got to go away" "But baby it's cold outside" (Please review)
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,805 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/19/2004
War Of Consequence by Dippy Conlon reviews
On the brink of war with the Bronx, Manhattan goes to Brooklyn. When the two sides join in a war against the Bronx, only death, pain, and tragedy can be created. Currently on hold.
Newsies - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,401 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/1/2004 - Published: 3/13/2004 - Spot C., Jack K.
Newsies I Love by pmochizuki reviews
Just a fun little poem I wrote about reasons why we ‘newsielovers’ love various newsies from the movie. Who do you love?
Newsies - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 253 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 5 - Published: 11/26/2004 - Complete
The Little Blue Book by Sunlight-Spider Monkey reviews
Everyday you learn more and more about your favorite Newsie with Mrs. Green's assignment to her class... for about 15 minutes a day they have to write in their journal with an assigned topic, this Is Davey's little book.
Newsies - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 389 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/23/2004
Cutback by Saturday reviews
That was before the music days, of course. Before Spot met Farrell at a concert and fell hopelessly in love with her and forgot about everything. [swearing, slashing, red hot chili peppers, nirvana lyrics and whatnot]
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,937 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/21/2004
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Addiction: The Sequel reviews
Old habits die hard.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 45,617 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 9/24/2009 - Published: 5/1/2009 - Spot C., Jack K.
Where The Light Is reviews
If you asked Skittery just how glum 'n dumb he really is, he'd smack you in the head and say, "Cynic. I'm just a cynic." So what happens when the most cynical guy in New York meets a girl who inevitably proves how glum 'n dumb he really is?
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 549 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/29/2008 - Skittery
Addiction reviews
Lucy Sullivan knows she can do better. So she returns to NYC to her famous older brother, who takes her in and helps her live a better life. But a certain Brooklyn boy will remind her that certain people are addictions that can never be conquered.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 74,555 - Reviews: 334 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 8/23/2008 - Published: 3/23/2008 - Spot C., Jack K. - Complete
To Have and to Hold reviews
FINISHED. Some people are put into your life for a reason. The trick is learning how to keep them from slipping away. Follow Spot and Emma from early beginnings through the trials of great love, and finding out if time really does heal all wounds.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 60,276 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 1/29/2008 - Published: 7/18/2006 - Spot C.
A Room in a City reviews
In Manhattan, you could find yourself in a place where the only way to go, it seems, is down. How did you get there? Can you get out? Oneshot.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,071 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/28/2006 - Kid Blink, Jack K. - Complete
Manhattan Home reviews
SEQUEL to A FLOWER IN BROOKLYN. Spot is determined to make a new life for himself after the conflict with Queens. And so he moves to the crazy, urban underworld of New York City. Full summary inside. FINAL CHAPTER UP!
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 38,000 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/5/2006 - Published: 8/10/2005 - Spot C. - Complete
Tell Us How Ya Really Feel reviews
We all know Skittery has a bad mood. What was it that sparked it? He lured her in with his smile that never goes away, and she attached herself to him with her dark eyelashes. Those eyelashes used to be mine. Not Jack Kelly’s. Mine. Oneshot.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,390 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Published: 8/7/2005 - Skittery, Jack K. - Complete
A Flower in Brooklyn reviews
FINISHED! FINAL CHAPTER UP. In the wake of a tragic war, amidst being engulfed with the growing threat of the Queens boys, Spot meets Gabby, someone who could quite possibly change his life forever as well as his fate.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 51,523 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/23/2005 - Published: 2/25/2005 - Spot C. - Complete
For the Good of New York reviews
Finally updated! Ch. 8: “All ya gotta do is tell us who ya’re sidin’ with. That’s all, kid. Just a simple answer.” JuliusCaesar.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 13,728 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 4/28/2005 - Published: 2/7/2005
Fatally Forbidden reviews
FINISHED! The alliance is broken. Brooklyn and Manhattan loathe one another. But what if two citizens of each territory fall in love? RomeoJuliet.
Newsies - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 17 - Words: 25,864 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 2/6/2005 - Published: 11/25/2004 - Complete
A Hateful Vengeance reviews
FINISHED W EPILOGUE. Spot's life was back on track until something from the past surfaces again.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 31,027 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 11/23/2004 - Published: 8/27/2004 - Complete