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Joined 03-27-16, id: 7686076, Profile Updated: 06-15-19
Author has written 7 stories for Yu Yu Hakusho, and Gilmore Girls.

Hello!

I'm a twenty-something dabbling back into the world of Fanfiction. This is basically my way to process my feelings because otherwise, people in my life will hate me :)

I... live in Brooklyn, where I am forever pushing the boundaries of what is “too much” espresso. I have a Master’s in Social Work, and I work in Manhattan doing a lot of youth programming and community organizing. I am strictly Team Jess and have found that I am easily influenced by committed reviewers and readers to update more frequently!

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6.13.19: Ya'll, it's been a minute. Priority list remains the same.

1. To Have and Have Not (sequel to Taming Hemingway) - new chapter up!

2. You Can't Protest Everything - hiatus until I get inspiration (probably around the 2020 election)

3. Don't Look At Me Like That

4. Cavoli Riscaldati (Reheated Cabbage) - indefinite hiatus

5. Spirit Surge - indefinite hiatus

6. Taming Hemingway - COMPLETE

7. Overdose - COMPLETE

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Delayed Reaction by WrittenByAnonymous reviews
In S2.19 "Teach Me Tonight", Jess and Rory's car accident goes a little differently, affecting the entire town of Stars Hollow.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 22 - Words: 49,474 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 211 - Updated: 7/24/2018 - Published: 6/29/2017 - Lorelai G., Rory G., Luke D., Jess M.
For The Love Of Howl by behindtheinnocence reviews
Rory finds a phone number written in a book that she bought in NYC. (Based on a Tumblr prompt)
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,697 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 32 - Published: 4/10/2018 - [Rory G., Jess M.] Lorelai G., Lane K. - Complete
Community Service by Jay-La52 reviews
Jess never went to Stars Hollow, continuing down a bad path living in New York, eventually getting punished with community service, where he happens to bump into a certain Gilmore fresh from her yacht-stealing escapades. Lit. Set around 6x03 and onwards.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 49,806 - Reviews: 332 - Favs: 274 - Follows: 204 - Updated: 12/7/2017 - Published: 8/13/2010 - Rory G., Jess M. - Complete
Wires and Waves by Jay-La52 reviews
What if Rory stayed in touch with Jess throughout his transformation into the guy we see in Season 6? Starts at 4x21: Rory has enough money for a cab and so doesn't call Dean for a ride home. Jess shows up too early and, while waiting outside her dorm, has a chance to re-think his proposal. Season 5 rewrite.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 37,521 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 181 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 10/27/2017 - Published: 6/9/2013 - Rory G., Jess M. - Complete
Did I Say That Out Loud? by Ultrawoman reviews
Rory is delayed in getting home for the weekend of the Firelight Festival, and Luke is being even more stubborn than usual, leaving Lorelai with a big decision - does she really hate Jess enough to let him freeze to death in his car? The choice she makes could change everything.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 69,319 - Reviews: 295 - Favs: 340 - Follows: 264 - Updated: 10/25/2016 - Published: 2/21/2016 - [Jess M., Rory G.] [Lorelai G., Luke D.] - Complete
The Kids Are Alright by Ultrawoman reviews
AU Season 2; Paris' parents are finally divorced but now her father has fallen for the most unlikely of women and moved her and her son into the house. Paris has a new step-brother who is about to start attending Chilton. His name? Jess Mariano! (Eventual Literati and probably JavaJunkie too)
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 94,966 - Reviews: 395 - Favs: 259 - Follows: 165 - Updated: 12/10/2015 - Published: 4/24/2015 - [Rory G., Jess M.] Paris G. - Complete
Love Me Or Leave Me by laurenventi reviews
Two words: Arranged Marriage.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 71,725 - Reviews: 472 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 289 - Updated: 8/29/2013 - Published: 1/15/2009 - Rory G., Jess M.
The New Paul Anka by Vera Cobb reviews
..."Shouldn’t Lorelai be involved? I mean, technically, she’s gonna be the kid's step-mom; might be nice if they meet each other before the wedding." A few extra lines during The Real Paul Anka has a snowball effect on all involved.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 76,497 - Reviews: 373 - Favs: 151 - Follows: 177 - Updated: 5/26/2011 - Published: 2/13/2009 - Jess M., Rory G.
6 Hours by Jay-La52 reviews
Rory and Jess are stuck in the storage room of the diner for 6 hours, just after their fight in Doose's in 3x02. Cue bitter banter, frustration and, eventually, reconciliation. One shot.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,605 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 10 - Published: 6/7/2010 - Rory G., Jess M. - Complete
Of Books And Music by once-was-serendipity reviews
Jess leaves for California to deal with past demons. Rory's determined not to care, he's determined to stay away, yet somehow, neither of them can really pull it off.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 103,011 - Reviews: 238 - Favs: 221 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 5/24/2010 - Published: 4/24/2010 - Rory G., Jess M. - Complete
Falling Away With You by marrymemilo reviews
Literati, post LMHYBRO. What if Rory walked out on Logan the same time Jess realized he had to have her? Don’t accuse me of having it easy when it comes to you. I drove so many more miles and did so much less because of you.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 51,270 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 8/4/2008 - Published: 8/24/2006 - Rory G., Jess M.
O Citadel Of Love by GQSecondAct reviews
CH. 15- Future Lit. Jess and Rory in NYC. "Dynamic heartbreak was too easy to feel."
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 36,897 - Reviews: 135 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 6/4/2008 - Published: 6/19/2004
Lux et Veritas by knowhere reviews
Literati. Rory, a college freshman, meets a confident adult Jess for the first time. What happens when the circumstances are changed? AU
Gilmore Girls - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 145,300 - Reviews: 898 - Favs: 426 - Follows: 334 - Updated: 8/13/2007 - Published: 1/12/2005 - Jess M., Rory G.
Before Sunrise by rainwater tears reviews
“And MTV sends reporters to Bahrain?” Jess and Rory in NYC. loosely based on the movie of the same title.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 22,201 - Reviews: 256 - Favs: 212 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 3/10/2007 - Published: 1/27/2005 - Rory G., Jess M. - Complete
Losing Left and Right, Finding In Between by someone5 reviews
Lit, Post Season 4. Never in a million years did he expect to find her on his doorstep. Her, of all people. And truth be told, she never expected that it would be him she was running to.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 31,963 - Reviews: 272 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 2/25/2006 - Published: 7/10/2004 - Jess M., Rory G.
From the Bottom of My Heart by marrymemilo reviews
Jess&Rory, LL, some chapters during Yale, some chapters during Season 3. Some spoilers. What could've been. Which is why he had her. She held that single shred of overbearing conviction. And he loved it.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 36,843 - Reviews: 194 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 1/2/2006 - Published: 9/30/2005 - Rory G., Jess M. - Complete
Because Nature Favors Disorder by Molly Larch reviews
Literati. He thought apologizing was supposed to make things easier. Neither one of them expected this. Complete.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 102,769 - Reviews: 336 - Favs: 220 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 10/10/2004 - Published: 9/1/2003 - Complete
And Now, Time for Something Completely Different by abc79-de reviews
AU. Lit, JJ COMPLETE. ' “Well, luckily for you, honey, I do,” Ms. Patty smiled at her knowingly and patted her hand. '
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 32 - Words: 94,227 - Reviews: 222 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 10/5/2004 - Published: 5/31/2004 - Complete
A Little Dramatic Irony by Wonderlandleighleigh reviews
Jess hopped in his car and left Rory in the dust in Star’s Hollow, yet again. But we can’t let it end there, can we? Literati postNag Hammadi
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 56 - Words: 174,127 - Reviews: 982 - Favs: 379 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 9/29/2004 - Published: 2/15/2004 - Jess M. - Complete
Raining Recipes on My Coat by Wonderlandleighleigh reviews
Raincoats And Recipes… with a twist of Jess Mariano.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,057 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 236 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 9/28/2004 - Published: 8/19/2004 - Jess M., Rory G. - Complete
The Slowest Form by Angeleyez reviews
[Complete] “Is it worth it to stay?” She told him he needed to find out for himself. So he did. He stayed. [Literati] Set in Rory’s freshman year of Yale.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 63,897 - Reviews: 320 - Favs: 241 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 9/25/2004 - Published: 11/23/2003 - Rory G., Jess M. - Complete
A Sleepless Night by abc79-de reviews
LIT completed. 'He let himself believe she was looking for him for about a half a heartbeat, but pushed the thought away as he slipped back into his hiding place, lest she look far enough back to see his form in the shadows.'
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 25,078 - Reviews: 135 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 8/3/2004 - Published: 6/24/2004 - Complete
Being Right is Overrated by kimlockt reviews
Literati. 'Beautiful. She called him beautiful.' -- The after effects as Jess feels it.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 61,272 - Reviews: 658 - Favs: 514 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 10/29/2003 - Published: 2/18/2003
This Feeling That Remains by Holly Gilmore reviews
It was all because he couldn’t just stay away from her when they told him to. He didn’t even know if he could’ve stayed away if she’d told him to. No one had to tell him anymore though. -- Java/Lit -- Complete --
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 44,974 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/21/2003 - Published: 5/19/2003 - Complete
Playing with Fire by CaraMiaMilo reviews
After the kiss, Rory and Jess decide to experiment, then deal with their emotions in the aftermath. COMPLETE
Gilmore Girls - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,942 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 149 - Follows: 31 - Published: 9/13/2002 - Complete
Both Sides Now by columbiachica reviews
It's summer in Stars Hollow, and the heat is making Rory feel unfamiliar feelings. R/J. Note the small rating change; most of the objectionable stuff is implied, though, so it's mainly a precaution.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 51,127 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/18/2002 - Published: 5/15/2002
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To Have and Have Not reviews
Sequel to 'Taming Hemingway.' As Rory and Jess enter into new emotional territory, they must navigate what it means to have a functional relationship when things get hard and the distance between them mounts. (Rating may change.)
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 24,194 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 10/14/2021 - Published: 2/12/2018 - [Jess M., Rory G.]
You Can't Protest Everything reviews
(AU) Rory is determined to stake her claim as a journalist. With the uprising of rallies following the election of Donald Trump, Rory is given an opportunity to follow the protests. When Rory runs into Jess Mariano at a rally, Luke's elusive nephew, she knows getting closer to him means getting a better story. But it isn't long before the lines of business and pleasure are blurred.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 22,442 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 7/9/2018 - Published: 11/17/2016
Taming Hemingway reviews
AU season 2/3-follows canon: Rory has to go to an anger management group for her class. Jess has to go because he can't pay for the damages at school from his last fight. At first Rory can't stand him, but when Jess ends up in Stars Hollow, things quickly change. Soon Rory sees that there's more to Jess than she realized, and it isn't long before their unlikely friendship heats up.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 65,234 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 2/12/2018 - Published: 10/13/2016 - [Jess M., Rory G.] - Complete
Don't Look at Me Like That reviews
It's Rory's wedding day and nothing feels right - from the clouds in the sky to the man standing next to her. Still, she's going through with it. But fate has a funny way of intervening, and all it takes is a few conveniently placed raindrops and a love from her past to shake things up a bit.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,082 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 2/8/2018 - Published: 10/2/2016 - [Jess M., Rory G.]
Overdose reviews
Written to Alessia Cara's "Overdose." An intense screaming match leaves Rory alone to clean up the pieces of their life after Jess walks out. She knows they love each other, but without trust, is that really enough?
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,221 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/3/2016 - [Jess M., Rory G.] - Complete
Cavoli Riscaldati (Reheated Cabbage) reviews
24-yr-old Rory's dream is realized: she's being sent to Milan to cover political unrest for the Hartford Courant. She loves home, but she's excited to see a new city with new people... or at least, that's what she had planned. It's funny how even 4,000 miles away, Rory still can't seem to get any privacy from the people she grew up knowing... or loving. HIATUS
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,717 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 10/23/2016 - Published: 9/13/2016 - [Rory G., Jess M.] [Lorelai G., Luke D.]
Spirit Surge reviews
After closing a tunnel between the Demon and Human worlds, Yusuke and his team are certain that no more humans are walking around with powers. But when Koenma calls the team to investigate surges of spirit energy, the team is faced with an awakening that's been a year in the making. ON HIATUS
Yu Yu Hakusho - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,521 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/28/2016 - Yusuke U., K. Kuwabara, Hiei, Kurama M.