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Joined 10-22-04, id: 691974, Profile Updated: 01-02-10
Author has written 17 stories for Yu Yu Hakusho, and Naruto.

(used to be Proverbial Phrase)

(used to be The Cynical Optimist)

"Hey diddle-diddle,
The Cat and the Fiddle,
The Cow jumped over the Moon.
The little Dog laughed,
To see such a Sport,
and the Fork ran away with the Spoon.

The Cat and the Fiddle
Is really a Riddle,
About not-so-masculine Men.
They sit out together,
Birds of a feather,
Wondering, Wondering, when."

-Cat and Fiddle Riddle.

Xx

I've been away for years, but I'm planning to come back at some point, if anyone is still watching (which I highly doubt).

Pretty sure no updates anytime soon, however.

Incase anyone's interested or remembers... that boy I used to talk about all the time in my Author's Notes who I liked is now my boyfriend. Ohm'god worthy, right?

I'm old now. : (

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What I Never Had reviews
[Summary inside] The kikaichu affect the Aburame, and the Aburame affect more people than they suspect. [Kiba's POV. Shino x Kiba. Genre will change, rating for later chapters.]
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 31,414 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 7/21/2014 - Published: 5/5/2007 - Shino A., Kiba I.
From Hiatus Land: Shino and Kiba reviews
Shino and Kiba are stuck in Hiatus Land. Kiba complains, and Shino vaguely hopes Miss Author Lady can't hear him. -crack-ish... me attempting to get back into the characters.- PS, this is The Cynical Optimist/Proverbial Phrase, back from the dead.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,081 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/6/2010 - Shino A., Kiba I.
Just Soggy from the Chemo reviews
And Sasuke felt soggy. He felt all washed up, because without Naruto there was no life in him left. All that was left was a slowly deepening pain in his lower back spreading itself out across his body. For Violet, inspired by CANCER by MCR
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,777 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/3/2008 - Sasuke U., Naruto U. - Complete
But Don't Stop reviews
[Neji x Shikamaru, sequal to Make Your Move] Can Neji and Shikamaru work things out or will the Inuzuka and sinks keep getting in the way? [on a sort of HIATUS?]
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 26,890 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 12/26/2007 - Published: 2/24/2007 - Neji H., Shikamaru N.
Moments reviews
Drabbles and oneshots for the 100prompts challenge, table 30B. Shino x Kiba, Kiba x Shino. NOTICE! Rating upped for chapter two. Heavy yaoi content.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,378 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 11/2/2007 - Published: 4/17/2007 - Kiba I., Shino A.
Teachers and their Students reviews
[oneshots, Teacher!Student pairings] Of teachers, their students, and the lines that should not be blurred, erased, or crossed, but sometimes... are. [Yaoi, Yuri, possible het, threesomes, and foursomes may ensue]
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 16,091 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 8/16/2007 - Published: 7/20/2007 - Neji H., Kakashi H.
Last One Standing reviews
I'm the last one standing and I don't understand what happened to us. [a series of oneshot drabbles]
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 9 - Words: 4,850 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/3/2007 - Published: 4/5/2007 - Asuma S., Kurenai Y.
Living With It reviews
[Neji x Shikamaru, Shikamaru x Neji] Chap 4 summary: [Companion!fic to Doors] Neji hates closed doors. Shikamaru doesn't see the point in them. [oneshots, songfics, and drabbles]
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 18,662 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/28/2007 - Published: 5/21/2007 - Neji H., Shikamaru N.
Shadows Across Her Feet reviews
[oneshot, drabble] Hanabi always stood in the shadows of those around her. [Hanabicentric] My suggestion is... don't read.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,048 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/18/2007 - Hanabi H. - Complete
We Were the Lucky Ones reviews
A lighthearted conversation about something serious. [drabble, Shino x Kiba, not associated with any other drabbles, oneshots, or stories previously posted] Set when they are old... very old.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 511 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/1/2007 - Kiba I., Shino A. - Complete
Always Knock First reviews
After Kiba nearly dies on a mission and Shino saves him, he begs Shino to teach him the lifesaving medical technique used. During their lessons Kiba realizes he has feelings for Shino, but what will this mean for his relationship with Shikamaru?
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,105 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 4/28/2007 - Published: 2/19/2007 - Kiba I., Shino A.
Watashi wa Masako dearu reviews
Most shinobi come from long lineages of shinobi, often acquiring a bloodline limit or clan jutsu from it. Very rarely does someone with no shinobi blood become a ninja... Rating, pairing, genre changes often. Gets better after a few chapters, I promise.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,697 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/16/2007 - Published: 2/16/2007 - Iruka U., Mizuki
Losing Shino reviews
[SequelCompanion to I Saw God Cry] Kiba's losing Shino in more ways than one [Shino x Kiba, drabble]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 587 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/3/2007 - Kiba I., Shino A. - Complete
Little Things: Relationships reviews
NEW TITLE, YAY! Kiba x Shikamaru and Kiba x Shino drabbles. UPDATE! Chapter 5: Kiba's Second Birthday... Shino contemplates what to get Kiba. Refs to stuff in previous chapters. Background andor supplementary info for Make Your Move and Always Knock First
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,393 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/13/2007 - Published: 1/20/2007 - Kiba I., Shikamaru N.
I Saw God Cry reviews
Shino was a man. Shino was calm, collected, solid, and mature. It was hard to remember, sometimes, that Shino was still a boy with too much on his shoulders. Vague Kiba x Shino. Drabble.
Naruto - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 429 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/24/2007 - Shino A., Kiba I. - Complete
Make Your Move reviews
Full summary inside.... Neji x Shikamaru with mentioned Kiba x Shikamaru, Kiba x Shino, and would be Naruto x Hinata. Slightly angsty, I suppose, but not really. UPDATE! Sequal is But Don't Stop EDIT! minor changes... just some grammar stuff.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,211 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/20/2007 - Neji H., Shikamaru N. - Complete
Hiei's Skating Lesson reviews
What happens when Kurama discovers a frozen lake? Skating trip for all! Only problem, Hiei can't seem to stay on his feet! How will his lesson with Kurama go? Slight shonenai, but nothing much. Written by Casild, please R&R. One shot, hinted Hiei x Kurama
Yu Yu Hakusho - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 893 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/4/2005 - Complete