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Joined 03-14-05, id: 775688, Profile Updated: 05-01-11
Author has written 16 stories for Fruits Basket, Bleach, Inuyasha, Princess Mononoke, Avatar: Last Airbender, Howl's Moving Castle, Dynasty Warriors, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, and Glee.

"There was never a good biography of a good novelist. There couldn't be. He is too many people if he is any good."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Good things, when short, are twice as good."
- Gracián

"You get ideas from daydreaming... from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it."
- Neil Gaiman

"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart..."
- William Wordsworth

I have not been very active on here, and I can't guarantee that this will change. In the past I've made promises to produce more (to whom, I wonder now, because I don't believe many were ever really waiting for promises... perhaps I was just making promises to myself), but I've found that my pace is never a very prompt one. I usually don't even like what I write until months afterward, and ultimately I am the type of creator who creates in bursts of inspiration--which means both posting and writing are acts that are far between, and when combined it makes updates even farther between. Fellow writers have said that you cannot wait for 'moods' when it comes to writing, because your mind needs to learn that it needs to get down to work (Pearl S. Buck). There are deadlines. There are goals. But there are also writers who have said to disregard what any writer says about themselves and their way of writing (Lillian Hellman).

So, with all of that being said...

You'll see what I write when it's here to see. Hope you enjoy.

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The Painted Wolf by Goldberry reviews
The red wheels of the Sharingan were spinning. [Oneshot, Drabble Collection] [NejiTen, Het Pairings]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 44 - Words: 18,627 - Reviews: 560 - Favs: 272 - Follows: 168 - Updated: 7/14/2011 - Published: 9/16/2004 - Neji H., Tenten
Rachel takes one for the team by Nova802 reviews
As it turns out, Rachel will do just about anything to win Nationals. Especially if it's something she already wants to do. Puckleberry with a strong side of Kurt/Rachel friendship. M for later chapters.
Glee - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 22,459 - Reviews: 436 - Favs: 498 - Follows: 436 - Updated: 3/27/2011 - Published: 1/16/2011 - Rachel B., Puck - Complete
When Size Doesn't Matter by Tarafina reviews
While trying to teach Sam an important moral lesson about loving oneself, their status as new friends becomes something much deeper.
Glee - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,884 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 10 - Published: 3/6/2011 - Rachel B., Sam E. - Complete
Familial Moments by O'Ylia reviews
-Stories want to end. They don't care what happens next. Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad.- On the other hand, I do and I speculate. And then I write. A collection of after AC snippets of mostly Cloud, Tifa, Marlene and Denzel. Completed: 19th Aug
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 107 - Words: 81,253 - Reviews: 1054 - Favs: 461 - Follows: 202 - Updated: 8/19/2010 - Published: 12/1/2005 - Cloud S. - Complete
I'm a High School Lover, You're My Favorite Flavor by heymamawolf reviews
After all they've been through, he realizes he probably wouldn't be the man he is today without her. Which is kind of messed up. Puck\Santana; Puck\Rachel. Co-authored with une fille. One-shot.
Glee - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,771 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/28/2010 - Puck, Rachel B. - Complete
Patterns of Fairytales by heymamawolf reviews
Five times Puck gets Rachel to break the law and the one time they get caught.
Glee - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,123 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 30 - Published: 12/26/2009 - Puck, Rachel B.
Right Through The Very Heart Of It by une fille reviews
Rachel and Puck meet in New York City to finish the story they started in Lima, Ohio.
Glee - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,694 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 286 - Follows: 22 - Published: 12/17/2009 - Rachel B., Puck - Complete
Perpetual Motion by New Secret Identity reviews
He grinned madly at her retreating figure. Defiant as always. That was fine, he thought to himself, he wouldn’t have her any other way.
Howl's Moving Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,464 - Reviews: 349 - Favs: 421 - Follows: 534 - Updated: 7/21/2009 - Published: 9/25/2005
The Spare by Anthony J reviews
Cedric Diggory did more than just die in the graveyard of Little Hangleton: he saved Harry Potter's life, and it was only the beginning of his journey.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,233 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 20 - Updated: 4/1/2009 - Published: 9/21/2008 - Cedric D. - Complete
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot by Goldberry reviews
Snapshots of Shunsui and Nanao, before and after. Complete.
Bleach - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 5,028 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 12/2/2006 - Published: 5/27/2005 - Shunsui K., Nanao I. - Complete
Fidelity by glamaphonic reviews
Five times Sokka fell in love. SokkaSuki, SokkaYue, SokkaToph, SokkaTy Lee.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,190 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 138 - Follows: 11 - Published: 8/29/2006 - Sokka, Suki - Complete
Naught But a Whimsy by the quintessence of wyrd reviews
Luna’s still a banana nut muffin. Difference is that Harry’s in the picture. Just a general mess of a HPLL ficcy. But, there you go. Enjoy my meaningless sentimental tinted sludge.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,317 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 9 - Published: 8/3/2006 - Luna L., Harry P. - Complete
Broken Wings by sharingank reviews
She had been the one to kiss him first. NaruSaku oneshot. Manga spoilers. Some mature themes.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,224 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 445 - Follows: 41 - Published: 7/12/2006 - Naruto U., Sakura H. - Complete
Sympathy for the Devil by Aeanagwen reviews
There's a term for the condition they have, and it's more than simple denial. Mamori, of Hiruma and his team.
Eyeshield 21 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,607 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/13/2006 - Complete
Accismus by oncewas reviews
Autumn in Karakura. Rukia waits for winter.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 264 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/30/2006 - Complete
Flutterby by Goldberry reviews
A fluttering of dusty wings. Collection of Bleach Drabbles. [Ichigo x Rukia]
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 7,034 - Reviews: 393 - Favs: 404 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 4/20/2006 - Published: 11/4/2004 - Ichigo K., Rukia K. - Complete
Let it be easy by afrai reviews
This is how she learns her sword's name.
Bleach - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 626 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/18/2006 - Rukia K. - Complete
Into The Woods by incandescens reviews
Rukia and Shirayuki, in dreams.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 604 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 16 - Published: 4/2/2006 - Complete
Prima Donna by cloudymagnolia reviews
When Howl gets wind that the anniversary of Sophie's father's death is right around the corner, he aspires to find a way to entertain her. But maybe taking her to see an opera wasn't such a good idea...
Howl's Moving Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,426 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 11 - Published: 4/2/2006 - Complete
Time by Zauberer S reviews
Finished A study of an relationship in shades of unconventionality. Future fic. Hiruma x Mamori
Eyeshield 21 - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 600 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/15/2006 - Complete
50 sentences by Elyndys reviews
Written for the 1sentence community at LJ. 50 sentences about the relationship between Sanzo and Goku.
Saiyuki - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,925 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/23/2006 - Complete
20 Things We Learnt About Kuchiki Rukia by afrai reviews
There are two schools of thought on the stories about my mother, writes Kuchiki Rukia's son in his 154th year.
Bleach - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,243 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/22/2006 - Rukia K. - Complete
The Stories He Could Tell by Lacewood reviews
Tell me a story, boy, tell me a story: 20 facts about Chad
Bleach - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,991 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 10 - Published: 12/9/2005 - Chad/Y. Sado - Complete
Born to Play It by HardlyFatal reviews
Orihime explains why Ichigo is the perfect Hamlet. Slight OrihimeIchigo. COMPLETE
Bleach - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 608 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/1/2005 - Orihime I., Ichigo K. - Complete
The Story So Far by triffickie reviews
The third love in Harry's life is Luna. Was Luna. Sometimes the ending really is the beginning. (Post-Hogwarts, HarryxLuna)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,984 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/16/2005 - Harry P., Luna L.
Something by Memphis Lupine reviews
Ishida and Orihime: Sometimes butterflies don't die.
Bleach - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 577 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/3/2005
Dreams of Loneliness by Lakewood reviews
Sometimes our dreams tell us what others cannot. Sometimes our dreams may bind a river. Sometimes our dreams will tell us things we may not want to know. Sometimes we may need someone to help us through those dreams. [IchigoRukia]
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,116 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/13/2005 - Complete
Thursday by Goldberry reviews
On Thursday, Sasuke realized he loved her. [SasuSaku]
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,426 - Reviews: 284 - Favs: 798 - Follows: 92 - Published: 2/10/2005
Personal Buddha by Goldberry reviews
Hanatarou is not good with words. Fortunately, Rukia doesn't need a poet. [Ichigo x Rukia]
Bleach - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 814 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 151 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/2/2005
Rust by Goldberry reviews
Emotion is a rusty blade in his hands, but never in hers. [NejiTen]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,305 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 11 - Published: 1/18/2005
My Shishou Dresses Funny by Tairi Soraryu reviews
sequel to 'Shishou' Means Father. one-shot. Bullet trains, fights, courage, snow--and everything else that reminds Kyou of his shishou. Dandelions are a far cry from sakura and snapdragons...
Fruits Basket - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,130 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Published: 8/19/2004 - Complete
Shishou' Means Father by Tairi Soraryu reviews
one-shot. People have been coming and going through Kyou's life as long as he can remember. Throughout it all, only one has stayed. When there's a fire at the dojo and his shishou is hurt, what does the wayward 'son' say to the only father he's ever had?
Fruits Basket - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,878 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/2/2004 - Complete
The Butterfly by Tea Leaf reviews
Life is never easy but for some, its worse than others. Broken and being poisoned from the inside, Sakura has become the butterfly floating on the edges of reality. [complete, MF]
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 60,794 - Reviews: 419 - Favs: 525 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 5/2/2004 - Published: 4/18/2004 - Sakura H. - Complete
Never Say Die by Relatively Unknown reviews
A songfic look at Sasuke and Naruto as future comrades. Non-yaoi. (Sorry, none this time.) Told from the 3rd Person POV.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,814 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/8/2004
Snapshot by Relatively Unknown reviews
Sakura muses bittersweetly on Sasuke and Naruto.... Better than it sounds. One-shotvignette.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,218 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/29/2004
Simple by Brynna reviews
A Geoff/Kate one-shot.
A Knight's Tale - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,899 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/26/2003 - Complete
These Changing Times by genkisakka reviews
Misao and Sanosuke discover that time not only heals wounds, it can also change your heart.
Rurouni Kenshin - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 127,017 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/8/2001 - Published: 4/30/2000 - Complete
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A Boy and His Tramps reviews
In which Sam is chivalrous and feels the need to protect his divas in distress from the big bad… you'll see. Basically Jonevansberry hijinks in New York, because there's never enough Jonevansberry, IMO. Friendship, slight Samchel b/c I ship it.
Glee - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,736 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/25/2011 - Sam E., Rachel B. - Complete
Strange and beautiful reviews
Two begging souls able to quell the same desire in each of them, able to provide the right answer: I accept you. 50 sentences about Harry and Luna for the 1sentence Livejournal challenge.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,581 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/24/2011 - Harry P., Luna L. - Complete
At A Moral Center
Except for a sense of honor, and decency, and a moral center. -- Jack Sparrow, slight Jack/Elizabeth, but only if you squint.
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,531 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Capt. Jack Sparrow - Complete
Be Rid of These Formalities reviews
Our swords shall play the orators for us. ...or not. --Gan Ning/Sun Shang Xiang.
Dynasty Warriors - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 775 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/16/2008
footprints or footsteps reviews
On first impressions. [Ashitaka & San]
Princess Mononoke - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 145 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Published: 3/19/2007 - Complete
A Lesson in Enchantments reviews
The two spells Howl has yet to teach Micheal. Which is more deadly, neither of them can tell. [Howl x Sophie, Micheal, & this fic leans heavily towards bookverse]
Howl's Moving Castle - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 507 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/19/2007 - Complete
Three Short Eulogies reviews
Interpretations of death. [Byakuya, Kaien, Isshin, their wives]
Bleach - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 437 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 23 - Published: 3/19/2007 - Byakuya K., Kaien S. - Complete
Violating the Dead reviews
Memories are films about ghosts. A collection of Bleach drabbles and microfics. A melange of genres, styles, characters and pairings.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 3,651 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 3/19/2007 - Published: 9/29/2005
life on your tongue reviews
If life gives you apples... [slight Zuko x Jin]
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 247 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/19/2007 - Zuko - Complete
Mad Tea Party reviews
What happens when the Hatter doesn't like you two together? [Collection of HaruxRin centric oneshots, drabbles, and microfics.]
Fruits Basket - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 2,108 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/30/2006 - Published: 9/1/2005 - Hatsuharu S., Rin S.
Come, these repeating ordinarities reviews
Snatches of time, illusions versus reality, while she still hopes for what she was promised. [Kouga x Ayame microfic]
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 423 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/25/2006 - Kouga, Ayame - Complete
Five Shades of White reviews
San sees the world in color, but not the colors she wants. [Oneshot]
Princess Mononoke - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 906 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/29/2006 - Complete
And Guilt that Overthrow Me reviews
The bird was falling. [Drabble, Rukia x Kaien onesided, spoilers]
Bleach - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/22/2005 - Complete
Flutterby reviews
She always thought his eyes were different from Inuyasha's. She never guessed she'd be wrong. [Drabble featuring Sesshoumaru and Kagome]
Inuyasha - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/22/2005 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H.
Routine reviews
Clumsiness may not be a virtue, but it can make a good story. [Ichigo x Orihime or not oneshot]
Bleach - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 955 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/5/2005 - Complete
Sittin' On The Corner of Nowhere Road reviews
Matsumoto only asks Gin to give her soda back. He gives her much more. [Gin x Rangiku oneshot.]
Bleach - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 737 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/5/2005 - Complete