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Joined 09-27-05, id: 904210, Profile Updated: 02-18-17
Author has written 11 stories for Legend of Zelda, Harry Potter, Harvest Moon, and Pokémon.

Hello everyone. My name is Elizabeth. I am returning to this site after several years in an attempt to get back into writing. It's been very therapeutic for me, and I hope you enjoy reading the stories as much as I enjoy writing them. If my writing has made you feel something, then I have done my job.

My belief as a writer is that pretty much every plot has been done before. However, if you can make good, believable characters, they can drive the story, and you can end up writing anything!

I am a HUGE fan of the Harvest Moon series, and I am especially interested in the world of Mineral Town. The characters are fascinating and very fun to expand on. Hopefully, throughout my different stories, you will be able to get a feel for the culture of Mineral Town that I have created; you may see some elements from other games, and I hope that helps create the idea that Mineral Town is just a small village in a large farming community.

My Mineral Town is decidedly more Japanese than most people write it; I just took a look at the game and noticed how heavy of a Japanese influence there is in (M)FoMT. In my mind, Mineral Town doesn't exist on any map we know of; I like to think that it is in a country that is an eclectic blend of America, Europe, and Japan, and I try to keep that in mind as I write.

I have put a ridiculous amount of research into my stories including Japanese Culture, medicine, botany, animal husbandry, winemaking, religion, blacksmithing, actual farming, and falconry, just to name a few. I have really enjoyed learning new things to add to my writing, and if you have any questions about anything in my stories, feel free to send me a PM, I don't bite.

My goal with my writing is to create deep characters that feel like real people. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile and read my stories.

I'm mostly focusing on Harvest Moon right now, but I've been kicking around a few ideas for Legend of Zelda Stories.

Random Facts About Me:

  • I'm a lefty, but like many growing up in a right-handed world, I have a strange preference of which hand I use to do different things and can't use left-handed tools half the time. I want to become ambidextrous!
  • I love experimenting with cooking of all kinds of ethnicities, and a lot of the cooking segments in my story are based on real-life experiences and experiments (Chocolate Curry, anyone? Really, it's kind of good!)
  • I have extremely vivid dreams. I can recall textures and patterns on fabrics, smells, sounds. This is both a blessing and a curse, as I am prone to nighmares.
  • I live in a very woodsy area and I've done a bit of research of what I can eat in my backyard. I'm hoping to take better advantage of it once winter's over. I get strange looks from coworkers when I bring Queen Anne's lace on the top of my salad.
  • With a little warming up, I can mimic a near-perfect falcon screech. Just don't ask me to do it; I get too giggly and can't do it.
  • Favorite Games include the Harvest Moon Series, Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, Rune Factory, Earthbound/Mother series, Katamari Damacy, E.V.O., Tenchu, Guilty Gear Series, Odin Sphere, pretty much any Mario game (especially Mario RPG!!!), JRPGS (Mana Series, Breath of Fire, Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy (Especially 4, 5, and 6!), Tales of, Chrono Trigger, etc.). I like to think the golden age of gaming was the late SNES era, but I have consoles up to the Gamecube/PS2 era. Yeah, I'm a little behind the times, but I'm cool with that. I do have a 3DS, but I don't play it nearly as often as I used to.
  • I'm a total scaredy cat when it comes to horror stories, movies, and games. Seriously, they give me nightmares.
  • ... But I am an avid player of the board games Elder Sign and Arkham Horror. Go figure.
  • In school, I was a complete band nerd and played several musical instruments. After the pressure of being in so many competitions and performances, I have almost completely stopped playing, but I still miss it sometimes.
  • Maybe I'll add to this list if I think of something else that's interesting, but hopefully that gives you a better idea of what I'm like.
  • ~Avatar from fogu.com forums, garnet_goodie

    IN PROGRESS:

    The Shy Newcomer: I've dusted off this little number eight years later to get back into writing, but it has done so much more for me than I could have ever hoped for. MFoMT Long Fic with references to other games. A story of Claire learning for the first time what it means to be part of a community. She finds herself, a few new friends, a love of farming, and the love of a particular young man. Sprinkled with humor, serious moments, and dorky references. You may notice I update it like crazy; I've been working on it before quite a while before gaining the courage to post it on here. Most of my Harvest Moon one shots take place at the same time as this story. In a way, this story sets the tone for my own little Harvest Moon Universe.

    It Wasn't Just Chance: I'm finally starting to post it! Yay! This story follows Ann and her relationship with their newest tenant at the Inn, Cliff. It takes place during the events of The Shy Newcomer. This story will be updated as The Shy Newcomer is updated, as similar events take place during both stories.

    The Roommates: Companion to "The Shy Newcomer"; takes place during the same events. The teaser chapter is up! The reason why I didn't completely delete and repost this story was because I didn't want to ditch anyone who was following it. I have quite a bit of material written for it already. It will be posted a bit more slowly than my other stories, as it focuses on Cliff's and Gray's backstories and their inner struggles. I'd like all major plot points to be revealed in "The Shy Newcomer".

    COMPLETE STORIES:

    Brittle: Harvest Moon MFoMT one shot. Karen wonders if things will ever change in their sleepy little town. Jack is eager to show her that they already have.

    A Vodka Heartache Tonic: Harvest Moon MFoMT one shot. Duke comes to the bar daily to escape his family problems, but that can hardly be done if he is sneaking around behind his wife's back.

    Servant and Master: Harvest Moon MFoMT Oneshot. First complete story from my hiatus. I'm hoping it feels a little more grown up and flows a bit better. Our resident blacksmith strikes ore, and a bargain.

    A Lump of Copper: Harvest Moon MFoMT. 1st person Gray's point of view. Gray is not the easiest person to make friends with. He has a hot temper and little patience. But a certain blonde farmer won't take "no" for an answer. Short Fic. Old stuff, pretty sappy.

    Aw, Snap!: Pokemon Snap. A silly one shot of a day in the life of our dearly loved, overworked Professor Oak. Why is it so hard to find good help these days?

    Preparing: Harry Potter Oneshot. Draco is preparing for his sixth year at Hogwarts. What is it like to live on the other side?

    UPCOMING PROJECTS:

    Doug's Boys: I tried to stop it, but it just wanted to happen! I'm not going to fight it anymore! Mineral Town/Forget-Me-Not Greaser AU. There will be crooked politicians, greasers, yankees, trouble with the cops, sunglasses worn indoors, lots of leather, denim, and pomade, and, of course, rumbles and turf battles. I'm a little too excited about this one, guys.

    A Pete-Central longfic of his life in Forget-Me-Not Valley: Still in the brainstorming phases; I'm hoping it will have a sort of yin-yang relationship to The Shy Newcomer.

    Happy reading, and thanks for checking out my profile!

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    Black Box by Winter Oak reviews
    Meeting my eyes, she whispered, "Keep this a secret, alright?" With a mysterious wink, the robot left the dying goldfish floundering on the beach. My Secret Santa gift to Durotos. Claire x Cliff
    Harvest Moon - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,031 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/23 - Published: 12/31/2016 - Cliff, Claire - Complete
    The Wind, It Travels by tufted reviews
    While we're stuck here in Forget-Me-Not Valley, trying to be remembered and forgotten all at once. It's a rather confusing reality. Or in which Marlin thinks introspectively and Jill comes along to drag him out of his misery while all the while a certain thief lurks on the edges of this tumultuous existence.
    Harvest Moon - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,266 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/11 - Published: 1/7 - [Marlin, Jill] Skye
    The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (Revised & Complete) by The Eagle1989 reviews
    This is the tale of an ancient land of lush forests and verdant meadows. A land blessed by the Goddesses where the powers of light and shadow exist in perfect balance. This is the story of the kingdom of Hyrule, of a king who sought to control the power of the gods, and of a boy without a fairy. A boy whose struggle against the shadow became a legend, riding upon the winds of time.
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 61 - Words: 416,933 - Reviews: 298 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 2/10 - Published: 6/20/2006 - Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, Navi - Complete
    Super Mario Bros Super Show: Six Golden Coins by Liquid reviews
    In this Super Show styled retelling of Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Mario and his friends journey to beautiful Mario Island, where the evil Wario has taken over in his absence. Can they find the six magical coins and liberate this once peaceful island? Well... maybe.
    Mario - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 24 - Words: 38,063 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/21 - Published: 9/11/2016 - Complete
    Beyond the Road's End by umbreonix reviews
    Fresh out college, and with a passion for everything botanical, Rio Gold feels confident she can take on the farm left in her family's name. Of course, life's never as simple as what you'd expect. Then fate seems to be playing a cruel game with her, bringing in a familiar face in the form animal dealer that clearly hates her guts- and admittedly has many reasons to...
    Harvest Moon - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 80,986 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 1/14 - Published: 3/31/2015 - Neil, Rio/Rachel
    Vive La Révolution! by Okaeri-Kairi
    If Raguna doesn't get some help soon, she's going to snap. The farm she's been given is an utter disaster, and on top of that, she's flat broke, leaving her no time for much needed rest and socializing. Perhaps with some woolies in tow, she'll be able to manage her time better and finally get to know some of those pretty girls in town.
    Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,096 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/5 - Published: 10/25/2016 - Raguna
    The Descent of Gray by The Reflecting Bird reviews
    After a tragic accident, Gray is forced to reconsider the way he views life. The road to recovery will be anything but easy for him. Contains events from HM64 and includes allusions to HM:MM. Rated T for dark moments.
    Harvest Moon - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 17 - Words: 39,200 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12/28/2016 - Published: 8/17/2014 - Popuri, Gray, Ann, Jack
    Lightfingers by nootylicious reviews
    Sakon is a thief. Sakon is a very good thief. Sakon could steal candy from a baby, or candy from most anyone. But it's rather difficult to carry out business in a ghost town. With the moon falling, Sakon's trade is put under threat. Join him as he struggles to rob the citizens of Clock Town blind, even when there may not be that many citizens left to rob...
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,026 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/5/2016 - Published: 10/26/2015 - Sakon
    Beautifully Broken by CheshireTricks reviews
    Claire survived, that's all that mattered. A strong defiance of the past led her to start a new life in Mineral Town, but how could she hold fast to what she had fought to become when someone gave her such a hateful glare? Instead of falling victim to her own fears, perhaps she could break the walls and soften those eyes instead. ClairexGray or ClairexRick, who knows!
    Harvest Moon - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 25,812 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/30/2015 - Published: 12/15/2014 - Gray, Claire
    Winter's End by ModernTsunami reviews
    Cliff's life in Mineral Town as he experiences renewed emotions all because of a new farmer.
    Harvest Moon - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,345 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 3/28/2014 - Published: 7/30/2010 - Cliff, Ann, Claire
    Reflections by darkangel.mya reviews
    AU - All choices have repercussions. At the time, he hadn't even realized he'd made a choice, but it would change his entire future: for better or for worse. Full game spoilers. -Thanks to Ladynadiad and Trystle for helping with the editing-
    Tales of the Abyss - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 86 - Words: 629,344 - Reviews: 1194 - Favs: 831 - Follows: 386 - Updated: 5/11/2012 - Published: 5/11/2007 - Asch, Luke - Complete
    You and I by Riyu Shimoji reviews
    Claire and Jill: the maintenance of their farm, friendship, and other relationships while the villagers suspect that something socially unacceptable is going on between them. Claire's POV. Hate crimes, deception, betrayal, complicated unconditional love.
    Harvest Moon - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 74,851 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/7/2010 - Published: 8/9/2008 - Claire
    Lost Cause by Random Jelly Beans reviews
    Claire runs away from her home to live her life to the fullest, but the question is: Why? And is all the Mineral Town drama what Claire really needs? Rewrite of my first fanfiction ever. GrayxClairexDoctor
    Harvest Moon - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 19,477 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 4/24/2009 - Published: 10/17/2008 - Claire
    The Kitchen and I by Lupia reviews
    Ann's a no-nonsense kind of girl, and she most certainly doesn't believe in love at first sight, fairy-tale endings or winning the cooking contest. She doesn't like fairies or magic. But she does like cooking, and she likes Cliff a little bit, too.
    Harvest Moon - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,975 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/15/2009 - Published: 11/9/2007
    One Winter by Random Jelly Beans reviews
    Claire loves Winter, and all the things it comes with. But... This Winter is different than the others. Follow along this Winter from beginning to end, from Claire's point of view. Rated T to be safe. ClairexGray
    Harvest Moon - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 42,015 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 12/25/2008 - Published: 8/5/2008 - Claire, Gray - Complete
    South of Summers by Secret Snoopy reviews
    Ness and his posse finally get a well deserved vacation. It seems however that action, adventure, and random blue faced enemies follow them wherever they go. A light, breezy fic, like Summers itself.
    Earthbound - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,223 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/6/2005 - Published: 7/30/2005 - Complete
    Tales of a Lost Kokiri by Pata Hikari reviews
    When Link left the Lost Woods, Saria waited for him. Now, after many journies Link is reunited with her. But neither of them see the grand scheme they are in the midst of.
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 78,619 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 1/19/2005 - Published: 10/4/2004 - Saria, Link - Complete
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    The Shy Newcomer reviews
    Claire, aching for something new in life, moves to Mineral Town and realizes at once that she has left everything she has ever known. At heart, a story about a young woman discovering that there is more to life if she just looks around her. A story of true love, friendship, hard work, and being part of something bigger than yourself. Rated T for mild swears and innuendos.
    Harvest Moon - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 35 - Words: 128,795 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 14h - Published: 8/29/2008 - [Cliff, Claire, Gray] Karen
    The Roommates reviews
    If Gray hated one thing, it was the boring routine he had been accustomed to. If Cliff could have one wish granted, it would be to go back in time and never leave home in the first place. Two people who are used to being alone for very different reasons find themselves living under the same roof. Companion to The Shy Newcomer.
    Harvest Moon - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,399 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/22 - Published: 10/4/2008 - Cliff, Gray, Kai, Claire
    It Wasn't Just Chance reviews
    Cliff showed up at the inn on a muddy winter afternoon, eager for a roof over his head and hesitant to talk much about his home or past. Ann wasn't the type to believe in fairy tales or sappy stories, but what were the chances that an interesting young man her age would just happen to pass through a small remote village like Mineral Town? Takes place during "The Shy Newcomer".
    Harvest Moon - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,280 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/19 - Published: 1/16 - Cliff, Ann, Claire
    Brittle reviews
    Karen is a firm believer that nothing ever changes in Mineral Town. But when she receives an invitation to a cooking lesson at the new farmer's house, can she find a way to break from her mind-numbing routine? Secret Santa gift for Atomitrox in the Village Square Gift Exchange.
    Harvest Moon - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,079 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/2 - Karen, Cliff, Jack - Complete
    A Vodka Heartache Tonic
    He comes to the bar every afternoon searching for the same things - a handle on his own life and more than just a faint hope that his family will be whole once again. One-Shot. Rated T for Language and Adult Situations.
    Harvest Moon - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,307 - Published: 11/24/2016 - Doug, Duke - Complete
    Aw, Snap! reviews
    Pokemon Snap! Professor Oak has a pressing project to finish, but he can't seem to avoid interruptions and incompetence. One-Shot! (Pun intended!)
    Pokémon - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,061 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/20/2016 - Ash K./Satoshi, Prof. Samuel O./Prof. Yukinari O., Todd S./Tōru - Complete
    Servant and Master reviews
    More Friends of Mineral Town. Gray is adamant that the kappa doesn't exist. Cliff believes it's a guardian deity to be feared and respected. Saibara... well, Saibara wants to see how he can cash in on the whole thing. Rated T for language, nudity, and sassy apprentices.
    Harvest Moon - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,088 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/5/2016 - Cliff, Gray, Kappa, Saibara - Complete
    A Lump of Copper reviews
    MFoMT Gray's social skills leave much to be desired. Is he dense, or just stupid? Told from Gray's point of view. This is my first fanfic in 1st person, so please read and review! Check my profile for author's notes!
    Harvest Moon - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,112 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 9/21/2008 - Published: 8/23/2008 - Claire, Gray - Complete
    Second Chances reviews
    Newly revised and improved. Hermione and Draco get stuck as partners for a potions project. Will they ever learn to work together, or do old habits die hard? DMHG
    Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,309 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/1/2008 - Published: 8/23/2008 - Draco M., Hermione G.
    Preparing reviews
    Draco Malfoy prepares for his sixth year at Hogwarts. One shot? may add more depending on the responses I get.
    Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 473 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/29/2006 - Draco M. - Complete
    New Beginnings? reviews
    Can Ganondorf become a changed man through Zelda's new rehab program? Especially when his guardian is half his size! Disclaimer I do not own Legend of Zelda. Read and review please!
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 732 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/1/2006 - Published: 10/3/2005 - Ganondorf, Saria