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Joined 09-09-05, id: 894440, Profile Updated: 07-21-15
Author has written 8 stories for Final Fantasy VII, and Harry Potter.

July 20, 2015 - Adorable Violence

As a challenge to myself, I will be attempting to publish one chapter a day in my newest drabble series, Adorable Violence, for the next month. I needed a break from other long form stories that I have been working on and the premise for this one allows so much flexibility that I just had to explore it. Most will be short, about 1000 words, but maybe some longer ones will find their way in. Join me as I explore the life and times of the Adorably Violent Hermione in her quest to protect her books, her study time, and her Harry.

November 21, 2014 - Problems with Logic

I'm currently working on several pieces, one of which is looking to be short novel length. While working on this I came across a glaring issue in the Harry Potter universe (one of many but I'll focus on the one for the moment). Any kind of traditional travel, by road, from the Burrow to Kings Cross Station would take about four hours and be horrendously expensive. Given the Weasley family's financial state, I felt it extremely odd.

However, rather than focus on that, I wondered what might happen on a four hour taxi ride through southern England. The four drabbles composed by myself and Pax Humana posted in Interludes and Vignettes are the result of that question.

November 4, 2014 - Men Like Beautiful Women in Lingerie

The simple truth is that any heterosexual man will enjoy looking at beautiful women. This is especially true if they are wearing beautiful lingerie. There is something undeniably sexy about a woman confidently wearing flattering lingerie that can't be duplicated any other way. It is not misogynistic or degrading in any way but rather appreciation of remarkable specimens of the female form. Yes, cosmetics do create an artificial standard of beauty and tall heels to highlight the legs can be incredibly painful for women to walk in, but women like the Victoria's Secret Angels would not do what they do if they felt it degrading.

I choose to be thankful that there are some women that feel expressing their sexuality is a wonderful thing. As such, I felt inspired by a viewing on YouTube of the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion show to write multiple drabbles. Those written by myself and Pax Humana have been posted under Interludes and Vignettes.

Besides, no matter how hard they try, no man will ever look that good on the catwalk.

October 22, 2014 - New Harry Potter Drabble Collection

Created a new drabble collection for my non "I have an Idea, Harry" themed Harry Potter works. It will also act as a repository for drabbles/one-shots composed by Pax Humana for ideas that he and I jointly decide to explore.

October 13, 2014 -

Six months later I have a new drabble. This is one of my longer ones even though it is still only about 3300 words but I had a bit of fun with it.

April 13, 2014 -

And somehow in less than 3 days I manage another drabble. A plot bunny of someone else spawned this plot bunny, and after encouragement from the original plot bunny creator, I pumped out 3000 words in a matter of days.

I hope you all enjoy.

April 10, 2014 -

Another oneshot that spawned from a discussion with PaxHumana. This time an approximately 3,800 word oneshot in the Harry Potter Universe that originally started as the prologue and chapter 1 of a much longer story. After about 2,000 words, I started struggling, knowing the intent for my story was darker than my mood would agree with so, on a spur of the moment decision, I converted it to what I posted today.

What is posted is stand alone, and any continuation of the original plan will be entirely separate of what was posted on this day even if the first few thousand words are identical to what is already published.

September 30, 2013 - Random Discussions

Over three years since my last update. Tonight I posted a roughly 1,500 drabble oneshot for the Harry Potter Universe. I could give all sorts of excuses as to why I haven't done anything with any of my other works in 3 years, but the true is simple: I stopped caring. However, about a year ago, I made an offer to beta a story for another writer, which put me in touch with another beta, working on the same story, who put me in touch with a man that I now call a friend. He had an idea for a story and I have spent the last 11 months helping him bring it to fruition. In one of our many, many tangential discussions, this idea popped into my head.

I had no intention of ever publishing it when I began writing it, but he convinced me to upload and publish it. I'm curious to see what kind of reaction my 1,500 word piece can draw buried among the hundreds of thousands of Harry Potter stories.

To those of you who were hoping I was updating an existing story, I am sorry but, while I would like to someday complete the stories I started, I do not foresee myself completing them, or even continuing them, anytime in the near future.

June 20, 2010 - A New Muse

Seventeen days later I post a new chapter of Repairing Wounded Souls. There is a rather long author's note at the end of the newest chapter (which I will trim later so as to not artificially inflate my word count). The premise of the note is that I am seeking a new prompt for either a Final Fantasy VII Cloud and Tifa pairing or a Final Fantasy VIII Squall and Rinoa pairing based story. I see this as an external challenge and I want to rise to the occasion. The alternative is that if there is enough interest expressed in me continuing my other story, Home is With You, then I'll work on that instead.

June 3, 2010 - Back in the Swing

Over the last two and a half weeks I have been taking a very condensed junior level college statistics class, occupying several hours a day. I have another few days to go before my schedule lightens any, but when it does I will continue work on Repairing Wounded Souls. As it stands, (and as you can probably guess) there is a new chapter of Repairing Wounded Souls out there for you to enjoy. Feedback is what feeds authors egos so they want to continue to write. In other words, it is always appreciated so take 30 seconds and leave a comment. It lets me know how I'm doing, and hit counts don't tell the whole story (just ask my statistics professor).

May 18, 2010 - Pressing Forward

Sometimes what drives us is completely unknown, other times nothing is more obvious. I have publish the sixth chapter of Repairing Wounded Souls, and I hope people are enjoying this story. I know where I want this story to go, but I am certainly not be the best judge of what makes for a good read in terms of content or style. Feedback is always appreciated as it does help me decide how to express certain things. Please enjoy the latest chapter.

May 8, 2010 - Sentimentality a.k.a. Thank you Reviewers

Okay, okay, okay. I know I said that Repairing Wounded Souls was going to be labeled complete, but after going back and reading the reviews for it, I've decided I will write a chapter that better wraps up the story arc. I might end it there, I might still write a sequel to it, or I may just continue after the additional chapter, either way, expect more Repairing Wounded Souls in the next few days or so. Wow, I must admit to being surprised at myself for finally promising additional works with a time frame!

edit: Once I started writing, it just flowed. Repairing Wounded Souls now has a new chapter, first time in 18 months. I'm very happy to be back at writing, so hopefully this newfound inspiration will continue to flow.

May 5, 2010 - Apologies and explanation

Several years ago I started writing fan fiction stories as an expression of love for a particular woman I was dating at the time and had every intention to marry. That expression of love manifested itself as my CloudxTifa pairing works. It has been approximately two and a half years since she and I parted ways under less than amicable circumstances and during that time I have been afraid to continue those two works. Life goes on and I have come to terms with much of my life from the time I was involved with the young woman. Enough time has passed that I no longer see myself and her in those stories and I might pursue their completion at some point. As of this message, Home is With You is officially (I'm two years late declaring this) on indefinite hiatus and Repairing Wounded Souls is going to be labeled complete with the possibility of a sequel.

I have begun reading fan fiction again, predominately romantic stories from Final Fantasy VII with the CloudxTifa pairing (I may be asking for trouble with this) and from Final Fantasy VIII with the SquallxRinoa pairing. The result of reading particular high quality works of extended length has inspired me to attempt to write again, not for anyone but myself (admittedly also for those that followed by incomplete works that I did not exactly finish yet, sorry people - I do feel guilty about that detail). However, all comments, reviews, e-mails and all that kind of wonderful stuff helped inspire some of my earlier works and I hope that people will continue to do so in the future. One of the most amazing things in this universe is the ability for one human to inspire another to action.

WORKS:

DRABBLE SERIES - Adorable Violence
- - Chapter 1 (up - July 18, 2015)
- - Chapter 2 (up - July 19, 2015)
- - Chapter 3 (up - July 20, 2015)

DRABBLE SERIES - I have an Idea, Harry
- - Chapter 1 - I have an Idea, Harry (up - Sept 30, 2013)
- - Chapter 2 - Hermione's Perspective (up - Apr 10, 2014)
- - Chapter 3 - An Unusual Association (up - Apr 13, 2014)
- - Chapter 4 - Bringing the Light to Draco (up - Apr 17, 2014)
- - Chapter 5 - Hell hath no Fury (up - Oct 14, 2014)

DRABBLE SERIES - Interludes and Vignettes
- - Chapter 1 - Hermione's Hidden Facets (up - Oct 22, 2014)
- - Chapter 2 - Hermione's Knickers (up - Oct 31, 2014)
- - Chapter 3 - A Lady's Designs - Part 1 (up - Nov 4, 2014)
- - Chapter 4 - A Lady's Designs - Part 2 (up - Nov 4, 2014)
- - Chapter 5 - Four Hours with Hermione (up - Nov 21, 2014)

Home is With You - (Indefinite Hiatus)
- - Chapter 1 (up - Sept 12, 2005)(revision posted - Feb 19, 2007)
- - Chapter 2 (up - Oct 3, 2005)(revision posted - Feb 19, 2007)
- - Chapter 3 (up - Oct 24, 2005)(revision posted - Feb 19, 2007)
- - Chapter 4 (up - Feb 19, 2007)
- - Chapter 5 (Indefinite Hiatus)

He Must Dream to Remember - (COMPLETE - revision planned)
- - One Shot (up - Feb 22, 2007)

She Must Cry to Remember - (COMPLETE - revision planned)
- - One Shot (up - Feb 22, 2007)

Some Day I Will Awaken - (COMPLETE - revision planned)
- - One Shot (up - Mar 15, 2008)

Repairing Wounded Souls - (Indefinite Hiatus)
- - Chapter 1 (up - Apr 17, 2008)(revision posted - Jul 22, 2008)
- - Chapter 2 (up - Jul 22, 2008)
- - Chapter 3 (up - Nov 10, 2008)
- - Chapter 4 (up - Nov 12, 2008)
- - Chapter 5 (up - May 8, 2010)
- - Chapter 6 (up - May 18, 2010)
- - Chapter 7 (up - June 3, 2010)
- - Chapter 8 (up - June 20, 2010)
- - Chapter 9 (Indefinite Hiatus)

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The Potter Attraction by Pax Humana reviews
He was a runaway child who knew no one wanted him. They set out to prove he was wrong. Harry meets a pair of visitors from far away and together they change the world. AU, Harry/Harem.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Naruto - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 82 - Words: 721,545 - Reviews: 1238 - Favs: 2,149 - Follows: 2,117 - Updated: 1/13 - Published: 9/20/2013 - Harry P., Hermione G., Naruto U.
LoZ The Legacy of Myriad by GieGie reviews
Two children bound by fate will find both the truth of their pasts and the direction of their futures with the awakening of a powerful sage named Myriad. More information in the prologue chapter! Adult Content - LinkxZelda - R&R and enjoy!
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 76 - Words: 376,223 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 229 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 12/9/2015 - Published: 10/29/2009 - Link, Zelda - Complete
A Love Story by Allendra reviews
Post OOT Zelink. A young Link moves into the castle with Zelda, thus starting a friendship that grows into more as the years pass. They'll face pirates, old enemies returned for vengeance, and a prince intent on Hyrule's throne. But their biggest battle is the fact that Zelda is royal and Link is not. Rated T for violence, torture, and sensuality.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 45 - Words: 125,813 - Reviews: 819 - Favs: 482 - Follows: 174 - Updated: 4/29/2010 - Published: 11/4/2008 - Link, Zelda, Impa - Complete
The Lips of an Angel by Corrosionz reviews
M for language, violence, and lemons. Takes place after the defeat of the Ultimecia. What happens next, is all as peaceful as it seems to be? Review and lemme know whatcha think.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 119,688 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 11/28/2009 - Published: 7/23/2009 - Squall L., Rinoa H. - Complete
Ocarina of Time II: Parallel Symphony by Firebird-X reviews
By returning Link to his childhood, Zelda has altered the fabric of Time itself. Now the Hero must begin his adventures anew, face a Ganondorf more dangerous than ever, and deal with the mysterious Arbiter if he is to save Zelda and Hyrule once more...
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 163,943 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 317 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 4/14/2008 - Published: 7/8/2007 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Dancing in Time by Ashbear reviews
Rinoa & Squall - A story for those who never wanted the romance to end. From the good times to the bad, this follows the first four months of their relationship. It's the course you take to discovery; it's the journey that teaches along the way.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 187,568 - Reviews: 1232 - Favs: 653 - Follows: 186 - Updated: 3/20/2008 - Published: 3/2/2003 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
Waiting for You by Lovely Lady reviews
After saving the world, the group dismembers and AVALANCHE is no more. Tifa is heartbroken when her feelings for Cloud aren't reciprocated. Three years later, Tifa has convinced herself she is over Cloud, but Cloud's feelings are much different.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 20,541 - Reviews: 186 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 11/5/2006 - Published: 10/2/2005 - Cloud S., Tifa L.
Sweet Music by PasifiKStaR reviews
COMPLETE! AU: When a novice teacher, Rinoa, misses her train, she ends up helping a fan stalked guitarist get away from his admirers by posing as his gf, but it won't be the last time after word gets out that the antisocial musician finally got himself a
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 114,582 - Reviews: 480 - Favs: 232 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 1/18/2006 - Published: 7/17/2005 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
Is There Anybody Out There? by ShadowChocobo reviews
It's been a year since the defeat of Sephiroth, and Tifa is running a bar in Midgar...that is, until an someone shows up in the middle of the night. Now it's up to her and the rest of the old gang to find Cloud, before someone else gets to him first.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,721 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/4/2005
Castles in the Sky by Ashbear reviews
Rinoa & Squall - When we fall, who is there to catch us in the dark? Rinoa loses her sight and Squall learns to 'see' what lies in his heart… We can't believe in others, when we can't believe in ourselves.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 73,189 - Reviews: 434 - Favs: 370 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 1/20/2004 - Published: 5/7/2001 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
Love Beyond Death by zephyran reviews
*COMPLETED* Our heroes have survived Time Compression, and are ready to move on. But the years ahead hold as much pain as they do pleasure. Squall/Rinoa and Quistis/Seifer. Language, some adult situations, and some violence. Please R R!
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 127,589 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 11/15/2002 - Published: 2/26/2002 - Quistis T., Rinoa H. - Complete
FF8 :Truly Eternal by Azrieal-Alicia reviews
Squinoa. FF8 with a twist. Final chapter posted. The end of the sage and a truly great story by my husband. *Chapter 16 UPDATED*
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 57,335 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/30/2002 - Published: 12/11/2001
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Adorable Violence reviews
Hermione loves her books. Hermione loves her Harry. Get between Hermione and either at your own peril. Series of connected one-shots.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 31 - Words: 41,182 - Reviews: 1099 - Favs: 2,062 - Follows: 1,935 - Updated: 8/18/2015 - Published: 7/18/2015 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Interludes and Vignettes reviews
A Collection of Drabble and One-shot ideas jointly explored and composed by Cloud Zen and Pax Humana
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 26,877 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 167 - Follows: 144 - Updated: 11/21/2014 - Published: 10/22/2014 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
I have an Idea, Harry reviews
On the night of their wedding, Harry has a glass too much champagne, and accidentally gives Hermione an idea. Hermione plus Idea equals Changing the World as Everyone Knows It. Now a drabble repository. AU H/Hr
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,911 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 500 - Follows: 355 - Updated: 10/13/2014 - Published: 9/30/2013 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Repairing Wounded Souls reviews
ON HIATUS - CloTi - Cloud and Tifa start living together, only to have things start falling apart after a few months. Why does Cloud disappear and where does he go?
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 5,659 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 6/20/2010 - Published: 4/17/2008 - Cloud S., Tifa L.
Some Day I Will Awaken reviews
-One Shot- An introspective journey by Cloud after the events at the Northern Crater
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 350 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/15/2008 - Cloud S. - Complete
She Must Cry to Remember reviews
One Shot Trying to move forward can be painful for a woman reject by the one she wants to care for Companion to He Must Dream to Remember
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 457 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/22/2007 - Tifa L., Cloud S. - Complete
He Must Dream to Remember reviews
One Shot Trying to remember how to live can be a painful thing for a man who has pushed everyone else away for many years Companion to She Must Cry to Remember
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 449 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/21/2007 - Cloud S., Tifa L. - Complete
Home is With You reviews
ON HIATUS - AU CloTi- In the FFVII World, Cloud encounters Tifa again after a chance meeting five years ago. Everything is going well until Cloud's past returns to haunt them both.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,334 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 2/19/2007 - Published: 9/12/2005 - Cloud S., Tifa L.