Kanarah J
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Joined 08-18-05, id: 880586, Profile Updated: 01-14-13
Author has written 10 stories for Kingdom Hearts, and Final Fantasy XII.

Hello, Kanarah J here.

Every now and then I get on a whim to update this thing, so apparently that's happening...eh...now.

So far, my return post-hiatus has been remarkably smooth and fun. I really appreciate the warm reception from new and old readers alike, and it's really been great to be a part of this website again. So many thanks are due. Thank you. :)

Biographical huffing and puffing:

General -

I'm a female college graduate who apparently loves self-torture since I'm still in it getting a couple of higher degrees. I'm not sure if this is a reflection of my love of learning, or refusal to get a real, big-person job, but either way I'm poor, grumpy all the time, and loving my life, hah! Writing has always been a hobby of mine, and I've been doing it since I could hold my gel pens back in middle school. Somewhere over the years, I developed somewhat of a knack for it, and after practicing and posting here, I've had the opportunity to grow a lot as a writer. For free. ;)

Writing/Reading -

My writing style is usually nested in exaggerated character perspectives written in third person, but I've been experimenting with a looser style with my latest child, The Consequences of Resilience, and we'll see where that takes future works.

What you can typically expect from me in terms of writing are AU story-lines. With AU story-lines I enjoy the amount of flexibility that exists with plot development, especially since in my humble opinion, the plot-lines done within the fandom I write for have been horribly overdone (Kingdom Hearts). Maybe that's some of my sour grapes coming through since I haven't had the time/energy/money to purchase the games past the first three. I'm having to skip over a lot of fanfics anyway because I haven't had the chance to play the game with some of the characters, but I really do prefer the creativity that comes with AUs. I don't; however, invest a lot of time and energy in OC's. I'll invent parental figures and whatnot every now and then, but for the most part, I write fanfiction for the characters. I enjoy the challenge that comes from writing the fandom's characters in alternate realities, and I haven't found a reason yet to write a significant OC that any character in the fandom can't be used for.

Hurt/comfort is my genre of choice, because hey, I love a good sob fest with a happy ending. I do admittedly get a little annoyed with constant drama and up-down emotions, so I usually can't keep myself from adding in a sprinkling of humor here and there to keep myself awake. I can't help it. I have no self control.

As far as writing goes, I generally stick to the Kingdom Hearts fandom, but I've dabbled in Final Fantasy, and have a couple other writing projects in other fandoms, too. I read anything that suits my fancy, both inside and outside of these fandoms, and since there's no rhyme or reason to why I click on a story other than that it sounds like it might be interesting, it's very hard to list my preferences. In general, I appreciate well-composed stories that display decent spelling and grammar, authors who know where their own stories are going, and a spark of something special that gives the story originality.

Reviewing -

In general, I review if a story strikes me in a particular way - good or bad. If I'm met with pure apathy and have to struggle to come up with something to say, then it really becomes too much of a chore to review and isn't helpful for me or the author. That being said, I have no problem speaking my mind, so I will praise where I like something, and point out areas I think could use improvement. This includes calling people out if they break the Terms and Conditions/guidelines of the website. I'm also open to (and have taken) review requests (that is, requests of authors for their OWN stories), so if you've written something, I have no problem meandering over and looking at it. If you're excited about it, I'm excited to read it.

For me, receiving reviews is lovely, and in some cases, getting them is more impactful for me than “Favorites,” since often people just use that section for bookmarking and reminders to look at stories later.

As I explained for my own review philosophy, offering a review means that my work struck you in a particular way – good or bad. In-depth reviews are wonderful, but “lol your story rox my socks!” reviews are also meaningful to me. I really can’t complain if you took time out of your story-skimming to find, read, and offer commentary to my work out of the hundreds of thousands of pieces out here.

Other things -

I’m a generally friendly person and enjoy conversing, so don’t let the sarcasm dripping from this bio scare you away. Really, I’ve been here for nearly ten years (...that hurt to say...10...wow...) lurking and reading, so if there’s anything I can be helpful with, I’m more than happy to eh…be helpful. I’m certainly not the guru of fanfiction, but I’ll offer help if and when it’s needed. I’m very receptive to PMs.

That’s that for now!

Much love,

KJ

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Rise with the Morning Dew by Aerophin reviews
Cagalli's very particular about her breakfast items. — AthrunCagalli
Gundam Seed - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 390 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/9/2012 - Athrun Z., Cagalli Y. A. - Complete
Making Life by Basched reviews
A Viera learns the good and bad of Hume procreation. Chapter 14: Bound. STRONG CONTENT. That why it rated M!
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 113,543 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 2/8/2012 - Published: 3/28/2008 - Basch, Ashe
Quotes by LandLoverRage reviews
Sora wouldn't stand by and watch his proud, beautiful friend be beaten down and abused. No, he would do whatever he could to make Riku see he deserved better. One quote at a time. Rated M for abuse, rape and violence.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 23 - Words: 61,509 - Reviews: 319 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 134 - Updated: 3/11/2011 - Published: 8/4/2010 - Sora, Riku
Beautiful Disaster by E. Rayne reviews
Sora is an island boy forced into city life when his mother decides to move them to Traverse Town. There he meets Riku, an extremly talented artist. Now he must deal with city life, snotty private schools, and coming to terms with his own sexuality.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 85,087 - Reviews: 260 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 8/18/2009 - Published: 5/6/2005 - Riku, Sora - Complete
I Need You To Love Me by Siavahda reviews
RikuxSora. Riku's emotions were taken from him two years ago along with his soul. Both now belong to Seriphoth, and in order to get them back he has to find someone to love him. But the boy he loves doesn't love him back...Does he?
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 12 - Words: 39,748 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 6/22/2009 - Published: 8/14/2007 - Riku, Sora
Those Lacking Spines by Organization VI reviews
Immune to a suspicious parasite by merit of their manly looks, Xaldin, Vexen and Lexaeus set out on a journey to save the rest of Organization XIII from the biggest nightmare of all: stupid fanfiction.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 13 - Words: 111,474 - Reviews: 1836 - Favs: 2,099 - Follows: 595 - Updated: 9/18/2008 - Published: 4/20/2006 - Xaldin, Vexen - Complete
Little Red Riding Kira by Mikachuu reviews
AU, crack-parody fic. Nine-year old Kira Yamato journeys through the woods to visit Athrun and Auntie Lenore. What or rather, whom will he encounter along the way? Complete!
Gundam Seed - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,259 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/2/2008 - Published: 1/15/2008 - Kira Y. - Complete
Blood and Water by The Mock Turtles reviews
Balthier is bruised and broken; no longer able to move, and see the skies of the desert above him. The end is near and the infamous sky-pirate remembers the days where he went by a different name; had different obligations; had a family.
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,857 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/31/2008 - Published: 3/27/2008 - Complete
The Outsider by Roxie Zephyr Jocelyn reviews
Starring: Kira Yamato, Athrun Zala. An unexpected danger forces Kira to contemplate a broken bond, an estranged friendship. What does it take to be one who is on the inside?
Gundam Seed - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,429 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/5/2008 - Athrun Z., Kira Y. - Complete
Skywalkers by Lady Karai reviews
Leon was used to living alone and going through the motions of his easy but dull life. But when a strange blond crashed into his bushes, he was drawn into a world no human ever dreamed of. AU, LeonxCloud.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 514 - Favs: 422 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 11/15/2007 - Published: 9/19/2007 - Leon/Squall L., Cloud S. - Complete
alphabravocharlie by dawn in the fields reviews
Twenty six sentences, one pairing, a countless amount of settings. It's love from A to Z. [soraxriku]
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,759 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 13 - Published: 11/3/2007 - Sora, Riku - Complete
Unspoken by Yoink Daydurfurits reviews
It's been 10 yrs since Riku has left Destiny Island.He planned to never return again but when he's a victim to attempted murder, he's forced to take refuge on Destiny Islands.With no voice and a damaged heart, who could possibly help him? SoraRiku
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 22,487 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 9/16/2007 - Published: 1/25/2005 - Sora, Riku
Recovery by eloelay reviews
After their survival, Balthier has trouble coping. BalFran. Spoilers
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,198 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Published: 8/14/2007 - Complete
Astraphobia by Raexneol reviews
In which Riku is in need of comfort and Sora's window is always unlocked for him. RikuxSora
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 808 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/6/2007 - Riku, Sora - Complete
Twelve For Eight by Lost Experiment reviews
Twelve Mary Sues show up in the World that Never Was, each determined to convince Axel that they are his one true love. There's only one way to resolve such a dillemma: a fight to the death!
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,894 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 4/28/2007 - Published: 4/3/2007 - Axel, Larxene
Between Friends by PunkAkauntan reviews
ASUKIRA switchable: Athrun has a secret obsession and it’s in the form of his childhood friend, Kira Yamato. Meanwhile, Kira has been plagued by strange dreams that made him question his own sexuality. A journey of sorts.
Gundam Seed - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 80,063 - Reviews: 332 - Favs: 329 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 4/16/2007 - Published: 7/6/2004 - Kira Y., Athrun Z. - Complete
The Right Thing by Kyriebess reviews
Twoshot A scene at the end of a hunt where Sam and Dean both have to make some tough decisions that will affect each other's lives. Sometimes the right thing is not always the right thing. Hurt!Sam, minor hurt!Dean. The boys being professional plus angst
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,629 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 4/10/2007 - Published: 4/8/2007 - Dean W., Sam W. - Complete
Broken Rituals by Animegoil reviews
They fall in love so slowly, through broken rituals, that they don't realize it until it's too late. Small incidents bring Leon and Cloud together, even with things like their past, Zack and Irvine, and their own fears getting in the way. Ch7: Denial
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 25,176 - Reviews: 237 - Favs: 149 - Follows: 197 - Updated: 3/27/2007 - Published: 3/24/2006 - Cloud S., Leon/Squall L.
A Simple Question by Broken-and-fallen reviews
Random oneshot. Vaan asks Fran where all the male Viera are, and Balthier hides embrassing secrets. Gen. Humour. RxR
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 595 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/23/2007 - Complete
In a Name by DigitalTart reviews
By his reasoning, it's not really stealing if they're never going to use it again. Pregame Balthier and Fran.
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,130 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 3/13/2007 - Published: 3/7/2007 - Complete
Born To Be Wild by Slashapalooza reviews
Sora Harada absolutely can’t stand that arrogant rich boy Riku Masaki. Then, Sora’s best friend Kairi blackmails him into putting himself up for auction at the school fund raiser. Unfortunately for Sora, it’s Riku who buys him.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 34,971 - Reviews: 718 - Favs: 709 - Follows: 623 - Updated: 3/10/2007 - Published: 3/24/2005 - Riku, Sora
Like Father, Like Son by Amiko-san reviews
Have you ever gotten the distinct feeling that your parents weren’t proud of you? Not when you know you've done something stupid and they're disappointed, but just in general? Well for Mirai Trunks disappointment wasn't the worst problem...try being hated
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,541 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/19/2007 - Trunks, Vegeta - Complete
Muddled Lines by Hito me Bore reviews
When the disgruntled Marluxia becomes fed up with Xemnas' asinine chores, he didn't expect such devestating emotional repercussions for his betrayal. MarluxiaZexion
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,197 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 1/20/2007 - Published: 8/21/2006 - Zexion, Marluxia
Love Lessons by Anthea Rose reviews
When her dream of wedding night bliss goes up in flames, Sophie learns what problems come from marrying a man with the heart of a child. A sensual story to add a little variety beyond the fluffy fairy tale.
Howl's Moving Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 35,319 - Reviews: 741 - Favs: 315 - Follows: 412 - Updated: 8/8/2006 - Published: 3/24/2006
Impossible Arc: Book II: Preventers by The Manwell reviews
A.C. 200: Duo Maxwell and Heero Yuy are Preventer Agents. But something is still preventing them from becoming friends. Language, shounen ai. Complete.
Gundam Wing/AC - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 18,667 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 2/24/2006 - Published: 1/22/2006 - Duo M., Heero Y. - Complete
Good Boy by NotedStrangePerson reviews
A mildly perverted story of James' past in his cold mansion home. Mummy Dearest . . .
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,281 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/8/2005 - Complete
The Greatest Taito Story Ever by Tyson FoxFlame reviews
Yes, ever.
Digimon - Rated: M - English - Parody/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,079 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/2/2005 - Taichi Y./Tai K., Yamato I./Matt - Complete
Under the same roof by Tama-Kitsune reviews
AU- Sora and his mother are moving, but their house isn't finished yet so they rent the basement of Riku's house. Riku is quite the angsty teen though, as you soon find out.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 20,626 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 4/17/2005 - Published: 3/10/2004
Happy Birthday by Haruka Hana reviews
A letter written in the past and meant for the future is interrupted in its journey. Be forewarned, story will contain angst, abuse and rape. Matt and Tk brotherly love, Yamato and Taichi friendship.
Digimon - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 48,598 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 3/19/2005 - Published: 5/18/2004 - Yamato I./Matt, Takeru T./TK
Service with a Smirk by DMReturns reviews
If the thieving Marth can make it past a violent king, a seemingly evil queen, a stuck up hero and a romantic yet strange princess, he may strike it rich. Maybe.
Super Smash Brothers - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,521 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/19/2004 - Published: 10/18/2004
The Pros and Cons of Suffering by Emerald Embers reviews
Because there's nothing wrong with devoting a story to Braska's rear. PG for mild yaoi.
Final Fantasy X - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,054 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Published: 12/25/2003 - Braska, Auron - Complete
Midnight Grooms by syrupjunkie reviews
Yamato and Taichi are on a 1 hour epic journey to preserve their right to have an uncomplicated sex life. Taito. Oddness.
Digimon - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,128 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/18/2003 - Yamato I./Matt, Taichi Y./Tai K.
Love Letter Lunacy by meltina reviews
Anonymous love letter. Multiple, unintended recipients. Chaos. Complete.
Super Smash Brothers - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,206 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/9/2002 - Published: 4/17/2002 - Complete
Three Days by insert witty reviews
After a car crash, Matt's put into coma and it comes out as a terrible shock for Tk. He begins to write his brother letters for every day that passes... It's just that Matt only has three more days left in life.. Matt/Tk brother-fic! Please read!
Digimon - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,203 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/9/2002 - Published: 3/31/2002 - Takeru T./TK, Yamato I./Matt
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The Consequences of Resilience reviews
Roxas is in love...sort of...and no matter what Sora and especially Axel say, he's happy. He's happy, because while his relationship with Hayner might not be all sugar-plums and butterflies, Roxas knows that this is right; it has to be. Sometimes love is sparkle and glitter, and sometimes love is black and blue. SxR, HxR, RxA
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,191 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 12/27/2012 - Published: 11/17/2012 - Roxas, Axel - Complete
Out of Body reviews
Riku, enjoys a good brawl down at the harbor, despite all of Sora's complaints. When one fight goes too far, even Sora's first-aid kit isn't well stocked enough to handle Riku's latest battle reward: death. Forced to wander as a ghost, Sora struggles to help him return to his body...if he even can.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 68,897 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 11/5/2012 - Published: 7/15/2012 - Riku, Sora - Complete
The Lesson reviews
Sora has experienced many things during his travels across the worlds; however, learning to kiss was not at the forefront of the list. A reluctant Riku offers to help, but at what cost to their friendship? SK, SR.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 62,306 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 5/19/2012 - Published: 12/11/2011 - Riku, Sora - Complete
Give Way reviews
The detachment from his former home has left Sora with a bitter sweet feeling. However, with his new roommate Riku's biting past, the move is likely to give him more than a new address.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 44,533 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 10/4/2008 - Published: 6/28/2007 - Sora, Riku - Complete
Melted reviews
Sora and Riku brave the slow, sticky summer heat against Riku's better judgement. One shot.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,439 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/17/2008 - Sora, Riku - Complete
Ridiculous Hume Customs reviews
Fran knows many things, however she does not understand these inane Hume traditions, namely kissing under the mistletoe. Oneshot.
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,286 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 8 - Published: 12/23/2007 - Complete
Closure reviews
Balthier reflects as he pays his father's abandoned study a visit. One Shot.
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,092 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/7/2007 - Complete
Rose Tinted reviews
The ongoing feud between an over worked doctor, and a less than excited gift shop employee is put to a halt as a life threatening disease overcomes the hospital. Perhaps the antidote is companionship... LXC
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 29,207 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 12/24/2006 - Published: 6/18/2006 - Complete
Of Paths to Repentance reviews
With the frayed edges of compromise mended, Cloud and Leon have finally met a commonplace. Seifer however doesn't approve of the change. Sequel to ACoV CL
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,112 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 4/30/2006 - Published: 2/12/2006 - Complete
A Curtain of Violet reviews
Cloud and Leon have never much liked one another, especially when they have to share a room. When Cloud's friend crosses the line though, someone has to break the cycle...CL
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,292 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 1/27/2006 - Published: 8/22/2005 - Complete