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Joined 04-03-05, id: 787904, Profile Updated: 06-15-11
Author has written 20 stories for Final Fantasy X-2, and Final Fantasy X.

Updated, 6/15/2011: I leave my original profile below for the historical record, but a lot has changed in the last four years. I have discovered new fandoms, new communities, new pairings, new obsessions. Also, I no longer post new fic here because I dislike the way FF.net strips formatting from stories, although I will continue to update "Aftermath". The best place to find my more recent work is on my Dreamwidth (), my LJ (), and on AO3 (). Currently, my most active fandoms are FFX/X-2 (yes, still, although not as much as I used to), Final Fantasy XII, and Dragon Age. Of course, comments on older stories are still love, and I am happy to continue reading here as stories catch my eye.

Thanks for reading! Come by one of my journals and say hi.


Not-so mild-mannered thirtysomething SF Bay Area librarian by day, writer of Final Fantasy X/X-2 stories by night (and, sometimes, early morning). I mostly write about Paine, Auron, and characters connected to them, and so far almost everything that makes it to FF.net seems to be falling into the tragic and/or bittersweet romance catgory. I am quite fond of the Paine/Nooj pairing, but I have also written Paine/Baralai. However, I'll read almost anything if it is well-written enough (although you will have to drag me kicking and screaming into Aurikku).

"One More Confessional" is actually one-quarter of a story written collaboratively with Ikonopeiston, The RyRy, and Never Draven. Although I believe that "One More Confessional" can stand alone, it was really meant to be read in tandem with the other three, and so I suggest checking out the complete work. All four parts are posted together as The Confessional at

I have lately switched to posting my fiction on my LiveJournal. Not everything shows up here anymore, especially not shorts, so that's the place to look for my most recent work. Also over on LJ, I've written another story with Ikonopeiston, Death Shall Have No Dominion, which is an AU sort-of-sequel to The Confessional.

Anyone who is a fan of the Paine/Nooj pairing should come check out our new LJ community!

All of my writings are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.

Other fandoms of interest include Final Fantasy VIII, IX, and XII, Kingdom Hearts, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Firefly, and Buffy. So far I only read in these, but one never knows...

I'm always happy to meet new people, so feel free to send me a PM or drop by my LJ anytime. Thanks for reading!


updated 8/30/2007

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Unwritten Memories by Kupo Stiltzkin reviews
A collection of FFX-2 drabbles (hundred word stories), with no specific order or genre.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 27 - Words: 9,859 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12/1/2009 - Published: 4/27/2004
Swords are Swords by Eternatis reviews
A sword is a sword is a sword, except when it's more. [Spoilers for Paine's past]
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 895 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Paine, Yuna - Complete
Katanas Don't Belong in Bathtubs by MidnightWhisper7 reviews
Rikku has her own way of remembering those left behind. Oneshot.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 897 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/11/2006 - Rikku, Auron - Complete
Filial Piety by Luc Court reviews
Spoilers for KH2. Set preKH1. Ansem the Wise knows each of his six students, but not well enough to predict the Darkness to come.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,657 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/22/2006 - Ansem the Wise/DiZ, Ansem/Xehanort's Heartless - Complete
Human Interest by MadLori reviews
AU 1983: A reporter visits the small town of Farmingdale, Vermont, and is intrigued to learn about two men who run a ranch together outside of town...but when she meets them, the story she hopes to write takes on new significance.
Brokeback Mountain - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 144,929 - Reviews: 778 - Favs: 657 - Follows: 147 - Updated: 3/3/2006 - Published: 1/19/2006 - Complete
As Flies to Wanton Boys by Ikonopeiston reviews
This carries the character Nooj into his career in the Crusaders. Chapter Sixteen is the final chapter in this effort and brings the history of Nooj to the point at which The Confessional begins.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 55,176 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/9/2006 - Published: 10/28/2005 - Nooj
Those Who Come Closest by Dagas Isa reviews
How do ordinary people become Fayth? It takes a certain amount of desire, dedication and desperation. These are their stories.
Final Fantasy X - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 32,201 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/10/2006 - Published: 9/13/2004 - Complete
Yet Another Confessional by Never Draven reviews
This is a metafic of both Ikonopeiston's 'The Confessional' and The RyRy's 'Another Confessional'. It's a journal style fic of Baralai's days as a Crimson Squad member.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 35,606 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/24/2005 - Published: 7/12/2005 - Baralai
Another Confessional by The RyRy reviews
This is a metafic of Ikonopeiston's 'The Confessional', a journal style fic detailing Gippal's days in the Crimson Squad training camp. Complete.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 30,057 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/24/2005 - Published: 6/14/2005 - Gippal - Complete
The Confessional by Ikonopeiston reviews
In his own words, Nooj records his meeting with the other three and his impressions at that time. This is the conclusion of this part of the story.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 51,703 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/18/2005 - Published: 6/5/2005 - Nooj
Someone Like Us by Vitani FyreWolf reviews
Memories from the life of Tidus and Yuna after their reunion - their dreams, their sacrifices, their joys, and their tentative transition into becoming young parents. Post-game.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,029 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/3/2005 - Yuna, Tidus
Duty by darkcyan reviews
[One Shot] [In-game] As the rest of the group enters the Farplane, Auron indulges in some introspection of his own.
Final Fantasy X - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,198 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/20/2005 - Auron - Complete
Zanarkand Sleeps by Princess Artemis reviews
A “What if?” What if Sin never went back to Zanarkand? How would Tidus and Auron's lives be different 20 years later?
Final Fantasy X - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,710 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/2/2004 - Auron, Tidus - Complete
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Aftermath reviews
After Operation Mi'ihen, Beclem makes a choice. The story of the founding of the Youth League, from Beclem's point of view.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 44,610 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/10/2011 - Published: 2/25/2007 - Nooj - Complete
Separated reviews
Baralai attempts to reconnect with himself on the Farplane. Set during the final battle. BaralaiYuna implications. Oneshot, ficlet, complete.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 901 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/27/2007 - Baralai, Yuna - Complete
Love Lost reviews
While camping one night, Auron, Braska, and Jecht have a chat about love. Very minor spoilers. Gen. Oneshot.
Final Fantasy X - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,164 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/3/2007 - Auron - Complete
Miracle reviews
While exploring a forest near the Moonflow, Paine and Nooj discover a surprise. PainexNooj. Postgame, no spoilers. Oneshot.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,517 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Paine, Nooj - Complete
Research Assistant reviews
Baralai receives an unwelcome visitor who forces him to confront his past. Set between the games. Spoilers for backstory. Oneshot.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,159 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/25/2007 - Baralai, Nooj - Complete
Where They Left Off reviews
Paine and Nooj have a discussion of sorts on the Celsius. Set after the final battle but before the ending movie. Minor spoilers. PainexNooj. Oneshot.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,729 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Published: 11/24/2007 - Paine, Nooj - Complete
Dream reviews
Yuna goes to Bevelle after her pilgrimage to seek some answers. YunaxTidus implications. Spoilers for the end of FFX.
Final Fantasy X - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,256 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/3/2007 - Yuna, Lulu - Complete
Captivated reviews
Nooj watches the Gullwings in action and makes some observations that surprise him. NoojxPaine and NoojxYuna implications. Set during Chapter 2 but contains spoilers for the whole game. Oneshot, complete.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,231 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/25/2006 - Nooj, Shuyin - Complete
Closet reviews
Nooj has an epiphany about his relationship with Paine. Followup to Shirt. PaineNooj. Ficlet, oneshot, complete.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 583 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/7/2006 - Nooj, Paine - Complete
Shirt reviews
Paine discovers that Nooj is having an unlikely affair. PaineNooj. Ficlet, oneshot, complete.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 745 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/26/2006 - Paine, Nooj - Complete
Salvage reviews
Where was Paine between the events of the Crimson Spheres and the game? One interpretation. PaineBerrik. This is a sequel to One More Confessional but is also intended to stand alone.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,498 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 1/19/2006 - Published: 1/10/2006 - Paine - Complete
A Guardian's Legacy reviews
Auron: a warrior monk, a guardian, a legend. The story of his life and the family he left behind. AuronOC. Spoilers for FFX and, in later chapters, FFX2. Complete.
Final Fantasy X - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 46 - Words: 149,142 - Reviews: 172 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 12/30/2005 - Published: 4/22/2005 - Auron - Complete
In the Kitchen reviews
Baralai is visited by Gippal, who is looking for something unexpected. BaralaiGippal. Postgame, mild spoilers, mild slash. Oneshot.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,552 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/12/2005 - Baralai, Gippal - Complete
The Cat reviews
Sometimes help can come from an unexpected source. Nooj and Paine meet an old friend in the Calm Lands. Oneshot, about a year postgame, follows One More Confessional but also stands alone.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,472 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/11/2005 - Paine, Nooj - Complete
Painkiller reviews
Paine learns some bad news and faces up to her feelings. Followup to One More Confessional and My Last Confession, set several years postgame. Oneshot.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,571 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/5/2005 - Paine - Complete
My Last Confession reviews
Paine looks back on the last ten years. An epilogue of sorts to One More Confessional. Oneshot, set many years postgame.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,179 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/29/2005 - Paine - Complete
One More Confessional reviews
A metafic based on The Confessional by Ikonopeiston, Another Confessional by The RyRy, and Yet Another Confessional by Never Draven. The story of Paine's experiences as a recorder for the Crimson Squad, told in journal form. Complete.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 31,381 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/24/2005 - Published: 7/15/2005 - Paine - Complete
Fate reviews
An offhand remark from Nooj gets Paine to thinking about their history. PaineNooj, set during Chapter 2 of FFX2 but contains spoilers for the whole game. Oneshot.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,876 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/30/2005 - Paine, Nooj - Complete
Can't Ask for More reviews
Baralai reflects on love. Many years postgame. Could be considered a background piece to A Guardian's Legacy or a standalone, depending on how you read it.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 554 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/13/2005 - Baralai - Complete
Chasing My Past reviews
Paine realizes that she didn't find all the answers she was looking for on her travels with the Gullwings. But will she like the truth she discovers? PaineNooj, sort of. Spoilers for the good ending of FFX2.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,339 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/19/2005 - Paine, Nooj - Complete