Andartha
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Joined 05-13-05, id: 813126, Profile Updated: 06-18-12
Author has written 6 stories for Weiss Kreuz, Harry Potter, Avatar: Last Airbender, and Avengers.

Who am I? Sheesh, they sure don't believe in asking the easy ones around here...

I've decided to go on a bit of a philosophical, introspective ramble for this one. Anybody not into this kind of stuff, please feel free to read the stories featured here, they're more fun (and the reason I'm posting here anyway).

So you'd like me to tell you who I am? I'll give it a try then. I'm somebody who has (nearly) all they could wish for: A few good friends, a roof over my head, food on my table, the occasional bit of luxury and a good work-life balance. The only things that keep bugging me are my tendency to procrastinate and the fact that I'm still searching for my purpose in life (though I do have a few vague ideas about that).

I feel that life can be very difficult, especially if you stop and think it over once in a while. As a consequence, I believe that there's no point in going around and making it worse. Still, I witness myself and others going around making it worse all the time, which is strange but, in an odd kind of way, also understandable.

There are days where I feel a bit broken inside and a little hollow. Days where I lose hope and purpose. Days where I am overwhelmed by life’s challenges and where I can hardly move anymore because I don’t have the strength. But I can live through these days. I can always find strength, hope and purpose again, pretty much like I find my car-keys when I have temporarily misplaced them. I think that’s a pretty nifty ability.

Sometimes I even revel in a bit of darkness, because I feel that in doing so I acknowledge life as it is: a thing of beauty and sweetness, but also of pain and bitterness. It makes me feel as if I’m being more honest to myself, as if I’m in search of truth.

Sometimes, I also love a bit of darkness because I feel that this might be the only way to heal it. And just because something is a bit dark that doesn’t mean that it is evil as well.

In my book, “evil” means to be devoid of hope, love and trust. For me, the source of all evil is fear. Out of fear, people will go to absurd lengths to protect themselves, they will grab all they can because they are afraid that otherwise there won't be enough for them, they are ready to hurt others so they won't be hurt themselves.

Consequently, courage and the principle of "non-attachment" appeal to me quite a lot. “Non-attachment” is good, because if you don't have anything to lose, then there's no need to be afraid.

I am no longer attached to the illusion that this world is perfect, let alone fair. That sometimes bugs the hell out of me, but it also gives me some options I wouldn’t have otherwise.

If the world isn’t fair, then at least I can strive for fairness in my dealings with other people.

If the world isn't perfect, then it's o.k. for me not to be perfect either. I can love and accept myself the way I am, which enables me to love and accept other people the way they are. Being able to love and accept other people is a fantastic gift that makes not being perfect well worth my while.

Nevertheless, I strive to keep improving myself, simply because I am filled with an insatiable hunger to be the best I can be. I enjoy discovering my limits and expanding them. Why restrict myself when there’s so much to see, to hear, to feel? I believe the world was made to be appreciated in all its glory and I do. I touch and I am touched. I share my joy of life and the beautiful things I discover on my journey. I want to make others happy and content, because their happiness will spread and reflect on those around them (which, incidentally, includes me grins).

Life can be tough, but I wouldn’t want to miss it. It’s so much fun.

Oh well. Apart from all this philosophical stuff, I'm also an avid reader, a haphazard writer and a certified hedonist.

My favourite quotes include:

"Learn to live with it, because the only other option is to roll over and die."

"Often it takes more courage to change your opinion than to stick with it"

"Life’s to short to be afraid." and

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to be loved and love in return."

I wish all of you the very best. Wind to your wings, shade and sweet water in the desert-heat and someone to warm your bed-furs when it is cold.

With love and a hug

Andartha

GIFT ART for "Owned by Fire" chapter 3 by the incredible Adorna: http://andartha.deviantart.com/#/d35nnix

17.6.2012

The next update is ALMOST finished. It has 20 pages so far...and it's just HALF of the actual chapter. Never mind that it was supposed to be just a page or so...but then the plotbunnies hit, and I started to think, hey that scene that has been sitting at the back of your mind for ages would fit in perfectly right here...*sigh* So yeah, it's long. Plenty of flashbacks. Again.

Somebody once told me that relying on flashbacks was a possible sign of bad writing, but they're in the show too...and they're so much FUN to do!

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The Wish Assistant by Adrienne Valentine reviews
Amelia Samuels was your average Comic-Con nerd. She dressed up, waited in line to get swag, and dreamed of a chance to meet the real Avengers like in some of the silly fan-fictions she read. Little did she realize that she'd get her wish soon enough. Insert, slight AU, silliness ensues. NOTE: I am rewriting this version and republishing it to coincide with the latest movies.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 49,744 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 4/8 - Published: 6/4/2012 - Captain America/Steve R., Loki - Complete
To catch a hawk by nonyvole reviews
Trust-verse. Clint was less recruited, and more drafted, by SHIELD. Nobody knew what to expect, least of all Clint.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 51 - Words: 241,909 - Reviews: 323 - Favs: 213 - Follows: 358 - Updated: 3/16 - Published: 7/29/2012 - Hawkeye/Clint B., Agent Phil Coulson
Konoha's Yellow Flash Really Hates Paperwork by Sir Chris reviews
Namikaze Minato expected to be the Shinigami's dinner, not his judge of the dead. Now he must spend his days judging those that have died and file the paperwork when he is done. Maybe he should have stayed in the Shinigami's stomach after all. A humorous take on the life of a legend after his death, and what he finds as the years pass.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 46 - Words: 215,707 - Reviews: 1988 - Favs: 1,259 - Follows: 1,053 - Updated: 11/22/2013 - Published: 2/21/2006 - Naruto U., Minato N.
62 Things the Avengers are Not Allowed to Do by Kaitaru Stark-Laufeyson reviews
Coulson starts to write up rules as to the things that the Avengers are not allowed to do based on the daily happenings whilst on the Helicarrier. 62 of them in fact. T for swearing etc.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 52 - Words: 25,292 - Reviews: 1739 - Favs: 671 - Follows: 796 - Updated: 10/14/2013 - Published: 7/1/2012 - Agent Phil Coulson
Life of Experience by SosaLola reviews
An All Human AU Spander. Ethan Harris died and left his son under his best friend's care.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 26 - Words: 62,226 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 2/28/2013 - Published: 8/2/2005 - Xander H., Spike
Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right by DevinBourdain reviews
Barton is kidnapped leaving the rest of the Avengers to launch a rescue effort but things are not as they seem. The team will have to defend their archer but doing so could put them on the outs with SHIELD and the council. Warnings: language and violence. Follows No Good Deed and Road to Hell.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 18 - Words: 33,134 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 11/14/2012 - Published: 9/7/2012 - Hawkeye/Clint B., Iron Man/Tony S. - Complete
Mama I'm In Love With a Criminal by Christy C reviews
Agent Coulson is tasked with the mission of finding and capturing infamous assassin Hawkeye. Phil Coulson and Clint Barton meet at a coffee shop and realize how much they like each other. Shieldhusbands. Stony. Avengers AU. Prompt Fill.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 9,537 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 11/2/2012 - Published: 9/15/2012 - Agent Phil Coulson, Hawkeye/Clint B. - Complete
The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions by DevinBourdain reviews
Upon his return to Stark Tower, Barton begins to demonstrate some peculiar behaviour that could have disastrous consequences for himself and the team causing Steve to make a tough call. Sequel to No Good Deed Goes Unpunished. Story 2 of 3 Warnings: language and violence.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 16,479 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 8/30/2012 - Published: 8/17/2012 - Hawkeye/Clint B., Captain America/Steve R. - Complete
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished by DevinBourdain reviews
Pepper had the best intentions when she asked Clint for a favour but when things take a turn for the worst the situation could cost them both their lives. Warnings: language and violence.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 18,719 - Reviews: 226 - Favs: 170 - Follows: 178 - Updated: 8/16/2012 - Published: 7/5/2012 - Hawkeye/Clint B., Pepper P. - Complete
Contingencies by Misato reviews
Clint knows it's only a matter of time before it happens again. Gen, strong friendship with Natasha and Coulson plus bonus bonding with Steve and Selvig. Warning for suicidal ideation.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,993 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 12 - Published: 8/3/2012 - Hawkeye/Clint B., Agent Phil Coulson - Complete
You Get What You Pay For by torpidtorque reviews
Slave AU. Loki buys Clint as a slave. Eventual Loki/Clint slash. Rated T for now. Written for the kink meme. Work in progress.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,271 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 79 - Published: 7/29/2012 - Hawkeye/Clint B., Loki
Fine by Sinkme reviews
With six messed up superheroes living together, there's no way they all adjusted well. A look into moments where each Avenger wasn't fine and how the rest of the team handled it. Very short one-shot featuring everyone.
Avengers - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 570 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 9 - Published: 6/24/2012 - Complete
Blood To Paint Your Lips by NeverMineToHold reviews
Nothing stirs in the stale air of his little prison cell, the stark light doesn't change, but Clint knows he is no longer alone. He can feel him, long before he catches his reflection in the security cameras lens, like insects crawling underneath his skin, scratching him raw from the inside...
Avengers - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,324 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/15/2012 - Hawkeye/Clint B., Loki - Complete
Made to Be Ruled by dhauren reviews
AU - Darcy is queen of the 'fanboys' that flock around Avengers mansion. One day she meets Luke, a dangerous and mysterious man who is very different from the usual fan. All her instincts warn her about this man, but she cannot resist him
Avengers - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 64,405 - Reviews: 212 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 5/30/2012 - Published: 12/31/2011 - Loki, Hawkeye/Clint B. - Complete
Operational Risk Management by Kimberly T reviews
How could the warriors of the Southern Water Tribe have dared to leave their own people utterly defenseless, to answer the Earth Kingdom's call for aid? Well, as it turned out, Hakoda had a plan... Warning: NOT a cute-n-fluffy fic.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,648 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 12 - Published: 4/3/2011 - Hakoda
Brother Mine by Arathe reviews
Iroh discovers his baby brother creeping around the palace late one night.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,514 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/15/2011 - Iroh, Ozai - Complete
Another Brother by AvocadoLove reviews
It was a mission of revenge. There weren't supposed to be any survivors, but Chief Hakoda couldn't bring himself to kill the Fire Nation boy. Against his better judgment, he brought him home. A Zuko joins the Water Tribe story.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 25 - Words: 198,893 - Reviews: 2760 - Favs: 3,140 - Follows: 2,863 - Updated: 1/29/2011 - Published: 7/22/2008 - Zuko, Katara
Enslaved by sharkflip reviews
A triumphant war party returns with an exotic slave, a gift for the ruling house. Katara and Zuko AU
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 104,517 - Reviews: 1445 - Favs: 1,402 - Follows: 1,262 - Updated: 12/17/2010 - Published: 8/16/2009 - Katara, Zuko
Mermaid's Melody by Arathe reviews
Every year, Iroh makes the trip to the frigid waters of the south. This year, he makes a friend. Silly AU.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 458 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/15/2010 - Iroh, Katara - Complete
A Gentleman and a Lady by Arathe reviews
Toph dresses like a lady under extreme duress. Sokka kinda likes it. Barely there Sokka/Toph
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 481 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/15/2010 - Sokka, Toph - Complete
Fearless by Fyrefly reviews
A girl suffers trauma to her temporal lobe. The result: no fear. 1000 words per drabble. Prompt Submissions CLOSED.
A Nightmare on Elm Street - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 27,752 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 7/1/2010 - Published: 5/13/2010 - Complete
Sends His Greetings by Minstrel of Fire reviews
There's a bit of a commotion in the marketplace of the Fire Nation capital, and a young golden-eyed firebender finds it necessary to explain the concept of team loyalty to a group of schoolboys.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,637 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/11/2010 - Complete
Ozai by ebonyquill reviews
ONESHOT. After his mother's death, Ozai meets his future wife by the turtleduck pond.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,740 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/3/2010 - Ozai, Ursa - Complete
Eclipse by Artemis Rae reviews
Don't look directly at it. Five ladies named Joo Dee.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,246 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/11/2009 - Complete
Drabble: The Conqueror by nebroadwe reviews
The Dragon of the West considers the ironies of success. Spoilers for Iroh and Zuko's side job in season 2.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/31/2008 - Iroh, Zuko - Complete
Falling into Heaven, falling into Hell by Oneiriad reviews
What if, at the end of the movie, Jack pulls Norrington over the edge with him? (Slash - sooner or later, anyway...)
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 90,817 - Reviews: 300 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 136 - Updated: 5/6/2008 - Published: 3/13/2004
5 Senses of Serenity by Little Miss GG reviews
5 words, 5 drabbles, 5 windows into life on Serenity
Firefly - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,030 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Published: 7/1/2007 - Jayne, Mal - Complete
Duty Before Honor by SilverShine reviews
[KakaSaku] Sakura knew why Tsunade didn’t want a virgin on this mission. Things might get out of hand. Acts might be carried out too far. She was glad Kakashi was accompanying her, but right then she wouldn’t have minded the entire population of Konoha.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 157,457 - Reviews: 3669 - Favs: 4,443 - Follows: 1,051 - Updated: 1/6/2007 - Published: 5/4/2006 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
This is SO not happening! by Black Kitten's Dream reviews
Schuldig is send on a mission against his will. A certain Weiss member too. Will they survive the mission... or better will they survive each other? Yaoi
Weiss Kreuz - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 142,454 - Reviews: 289 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 11/1/2006 - Published: 9/25/2003 - Schuldig, Aya/Ran F. - Complete
Healing by Anria reviews
[Complete!] Schuldig's POV as he copes with life after Schwarz and Estet. And then Yohji finds him, and things get interesting. Rating bumped up to R because of excessive language and minor smut.
Weiss Kreuz - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 24,726 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/9/2004 - Published: 1/20/2003 - Schuldig, Youji K. - Complete
Day Care Mission by Myka reviews
Yohji is given a special mission. Now he has to deal with screaming brats with the help of a certain annoying redhead. [Complete]
Weiss Kreuz - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 22,044 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/30/2004 - Published: 8/16/2003 - Youji K., Schuldig - Complete
Time out of Place by bananacosmicgirl reviews
Harry wakes up with a throbbing head, but he soon realizes that a headache is the last thing he has to worry about. And what part does Draco play in it all? Timetravel, AU. HPDM slash. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 100,488 - Reviews: 1195 - Favs: 1,677 - Follows: 205 - Updated: 6/5/2003 - Published: 12/26/2002 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
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Owned by Fire reviews
After he banishes his wife Ursa, Fire Lord Ozai takes a slave to warm his sheets. The return of the Avatar...changes things. Ozai redemption and dark romance - but it's NOT "tru lurve" that saves the day. OFC. Warnings!
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 74,368 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 10/27/2012 - Published: 10/25/2010 - Ozai, OC - Complete
Trickster's Gambit reviews
He thought he was ready to pick up the pieces. He thought he was ready to go back. But something isn't right. What has the Trickster left behind? And is the game really over? (Redemption with a twist)
Avengers - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 40,748 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 10/25/2012 - Published: 9/18/2012 - Loki, Hawkeye/Clint B.
Knights and Knaves reviews
A few years after Schwarz and Weiss last met in the fight against Epitaph new players take up the battle of good vs. evil and old enemies meet yet again. Too bad Lady Luck messed with the dice and now all bets are off. ?Aya YukiMichel NagiOmi Side B
Weiss Kreuz - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,268 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 5/24/2006 - Published: 8/30/2005 - Aya/Ran F.
Henkersbraut reviews
Schwarz have gained their freedom from Eszet and Rosenkreuz. Keeping it requires a drastic change of tactics though. Taking in an amnesiac Yoji as a potential hostage is only one of the things they've come up with. BradSchu YohjiAsuka?
Weiss Kreuz - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,267 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/29/2005 - Youji K., Schuldig
Deus Ex Machina reviews
A new, secret order was formed in the house of Slytherin right before the war broke out again. The Black Guard. An order using magic, stateoftheart muggle technology and every dirty trick in the book in order to destroy Voldemort. Hellbent on attaining th
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,996 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/25/2005 - Published: 8/5/2005 - Lucius M.
White Shadows and Black Reflections reviews
Somebody gets an nasty surprise, Crawford gets rather more than he bargained for, Farfarello catches a serious case of sanity and Schuldig finds himself on an uncertain road. Farfcentric. Some BradShu. Warnings: bad language, violence, hints of slash
Weiss Kreuz - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,066 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/21/2005 - Published: 5/19/2005 - B. Crawford, Schuldig