Author has written 15 stories for Ronin Warriors, Slayers, Inuyasha, Anime X-overs, Saiyuki, and Rurouni Kenshin.
November 9th 2007 - I have an excuse for my prolonged absence - my computer died and took with it a good 25 of its memory, including a lot of my in-progress fanfiction works. That's why Tricks of the Trade hasn't been updated yet - I'm still trying to cull together all of the pieces I still have available to me. In the meantime, House of Cards is nearing completion and Reservations (a one-shot set between Beast of Burden and Simple Things) is also up; I decided to just work on some fresh stuff rather than whimpering about the loss of my old stuff. Not to fear - the annual 53 Festival over at Bad Friends is doing a good bit to inspire me. I also shortened my bio page - look better now? (Smiles hopefully)
April 21st 2007 - While working on Tricks of the Trade (and the culmination of Before the Beginning), I managed to pull Blasphemy (formerly Prayer) together and post it. I'm discovering it's very difficult to write angsty Gojyo, which I'm actually glad about, but it makes me all-too-eager to envision future story ideas rather than focus on my official chronology, which is the best way I work, I've found. ALSO: If you're curious as to why I haven't been posting a lot lately, there are two reasons. (1) College like sucks right now, what with papers and midterms and such crap that gets in the way of a writers' passion. (2) Go check out ASeptemberRose's stuff; that is what I've been working on. I'm her personal beta and while I enjoy helping her improve, she's been on a run lately with her new story Denial. So, yeah, any praise for her comes back to me (eventually) and is much appreciated.
In RL, I'm Jen M. Middleton, a budding author. My first book, Silent Songs and Other Whispered Words, can be found here. I have been writing for a long time - we could "publish" books in elementary school and I made at least 5 between 2nd and 5th grade, writing poetry longer - my first "book" was a collection of poetry, and started writing lyrics not long after that. Ever since, I have had an insatiable love for the written word in at least English and Japanese.
I am a fourth-year (Senior-status) Anthropology (Cultural) major at Ohio State University pursuing Japanese, Folklore, and CIS minors; I have been to England, Paris (France), Japan, Germany, Austria, and China. I have been a webmistress since I was 10, but college has taken up most of my time and my websites tend to be very elaborate, so this is the only way I could think of to keep my story going.
(bold) = thread name, (normal) = arc name, (italics) = story title, (@)-sign = writing in progress, (BJS) = Before Journey Start (Saiyuki only)
Forever Destiny (Ronin Warriors / Yoroiden Samurai Troopers)
1) Before the Beginning (@)
Smoke Signals (Saiyuki)
Disturbing the Peace (Gaiden)
Blood, Sweat, and Tears (13 - 3 years BJS)
2) House of Cards
3) Tricks of the Trade (@)
4) A Fine Line
5) Wishful Thinking (@)
Memories Left Buried (3 years - 6 months BJS)
6) Male Bonding (@)
7) Beast of Burden
9) Simple Things
To Each His Own (Reload part 2 / Kami-sama arc)
10) Mahjongg for the Gamin' Soul
MISCELLANEOUS: Chaptered Stories, One-Shots, and TransLyrics
Drinking Buddies SideB (Saiyuki/Weiss Kreuz) sequel to ASeptemberRose's Drinking Buddies
Echoes from the East: Theme Song Translated Lyrics (Rurouni Kenshin TL)
Give A Reason : Technicolor Dreams (Slayers TL)
Onaji Rizumu: Ballad of the Times (Inuyasha TL)
Phoenix Fire (ASeptemberRose's Element)
If you have a burning desire to see any of these stories come to fruition, please feel free to say so in a review or e-mail! You just might persuade me! (wink) They are arranged in alphabetical order by working title.
(bold) = thread name, (normal) = arc name, (italics) = story title, (BJS) = Before Journey Start (Saiyuki only)
-Smoke Signals thread : A self-proclaimed 58-fangirl attempts to justify 53 to herself and everyone else - how successful will she be? Woe to the Sai-boys at the crazy things her mind will rationalize.
What kind of personality best matches your own, as a friend? As a lover? Both? Neither? How much of your past determines your present? (Saiyuki:KenTen, GonouxKanan, one-sided 58, 53)
-By Any Other Name side-story : Sanzo will never be just "Genjyo" except to his deceased mentor. However, a certain redhead wants to be in that circle of trust, too. (3 years BJS; Gunlock; 53)
-Friends with Benefits side-story : Banri's effect on Gojyo's opinions, personality, & experiences was ... unique, to say the least. Everything about Banri screamed, 'Survivor' and the cost never mattered. Gojyo POV, maybe (Pre-Sannenmae (Flashbacks), Burial - 2.5 years BJS)
-Love and Marriage chaptered-story : the untold story of Gonou and Kanan meeting, falling in love, and planning their future together... if I don't die of heartbreak first. (Gonou POV? 17 years BJS, 7 years BJS, and 4-3 years BJS)
-Kicking and Screaming : How Seiten Taisei was found, bound, and brought in to Tenkai by force. (Gaiden)
-Musings working title one-shot : Sanzo's general feelings towards the other three's attitudes and curses for the "Merciful" Goddess. (Sanzo POV - Lord help me)
-Nerve Center chaptered story : Kenren gets under Tenpou's skin. No, literally. (Gaiden:KenTen)
-Puppy Eyes working title one-shot : A little chat between Hakkai and Sanzo about their respective pets. (Setting undetermined.)
-Power Hungry chaptered story: Li Touten decides to get rid of Goku and asks Gojun for help, meaning none of the future travelers are safe from their spite. (Gaiden:implied KenTen)
-Short Notice one-shot : How Sanzo broke the 'good news' to his three would-be traveling companions (Episode 1).
-Wishful Thinking chaptered story : Behind-the-scenes thoughts from the guys during Be There / Fated Guys. Compilation of Confidantes and a lot of kappa-angst - sorry! (3 years BJS; one-sided 58 and implications of future 53)
-.-.-.-.-.-Confidantes one-shot : Gonou gets a new name and Sanzo gets a conversation partner he doesn't feel the urge to smack every five seconds. The origins of the "long-suffering" companionship between Hakkai and Sanzo. (Sannenmae:Gonou/Hakkai POV)