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Sunday, April 25th, 2010
5:46 pm
Knowing the Way
Title: Knowing the Way
Fandom(s): Death Note and Revolutionary Girl Utena
Characters: L and Souji Mikage
Word Count: 1327
Summary: A belated birthday gift for Neva (happy belated dear)! A closer is brought in for a case of serial arson. What does the world's greatest detective make of such a man?
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Saturday, March 6th, 2010
4:09 pm
Title: Bubbles
Character: Kasumi Karen
Fandom: X/1999
Rating: PG 13 for reference to nudity/sex work
Word Count: 173
Summary: Karen's first day at a soap land bar
Spoilers: None
Disclaimer: Don't own the character or the world that she comes from. This story = entertainment purposes only, I make no profit off of this.
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Saturday, January 30th, 2010
12:27 am
Getting back into Write Saddle
Because I have nothing better to do (besides my homework)

The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request that I write a drabble of any pairing/gen friendship. In return, they have to are encouraged to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level. (Feel free to modify exactly what's being requested according to your skills.)

My fandoms (in no order):
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Ouran High School Host Club
Death Note
Full Metal Alchemist
Merlin (BBC series)
The Middleman
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
11:30 pm
Because I have been out of Write!Saddle...
15 Words or Less

Hey, saw this on Neva's live journal and I thought I would give it a try. I do great drabbles, and fifteen Word Fics are fun! Give me anyone and everyone from any fandom that I might know of and I'll have it up by the day after.


- Angst:
- AU:
- Crack!fic:
- Crossover:
- First Time:
- Fluff:
- Humor:
- Hurt/Comfort:
- Smut:
- UST:
Monday, January 11th, 2010
10:34 pm
Normalcy Forgotten
Title: Normalcy Forgotten
Fandom: Harry Potter and Ultimate X-men
Characters: Xi'an Coy Manh and Molly Weasley

Spoiler Alert: Vague references to Post Deathly Hallows, pre Ultimate
Summary: Molly Weasley finds out that someone with wizarding relatives isn't quite a muggle.
Rating: PG

Word Count:813
Disclaimer: I neither own, nor claim to, the characters that appear in this piece of fiction. This is a story for the sake of entertainment only, I make no profit from this. That said, I give you...
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Thursday, January 7th, 2010
8:35 am
The Roses of Late Summer
Title: The Roses of Late Summer
Fandom(s): Firefly and Revolutionary Girl Utena
Pairing(s): Simon Tam and Mikage Souji
Rating: PG-13 for language and brief sexuality
Word Count: 4,026

Summary: Both a belated birthday offering to Sandoz_Iscariot as well as a sequel of sorts to Nevacaruso's wonderful piece "Discontinuity". I heavily recommend reading "Discontinuity" as it is both kick ass and helps this piece to make sense. When the Serentiy takes on a new passenger, Simon begins to wonder just what sort of man he is and why he feels so familiar.

Disclaimer: Don't own or claim to own either Revolutionary Girl Utena or Firefly. This story is for entertainment purposes only and I make no profit from it. This story contains elements of (male) homosexuality, if such acts/lifestyle/thoughts offend you, I ask you not to read. Now, without further ado...
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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
3:23 pm
Quick Update
I kept the fast this year. Perhaps the hardest year that I have kept the fast. I was without community, without those to keep the fast with me. That was difficult. However I emerged. Soon homestays will begin. Will not have access for a while.

All the best
Saturday, August 22nd, 2009
11:09 am
Writer's Block: Going Without
Have you ever fasted or done a cleanse?

Twice a year, on Yom Kippur, and Tisha B'av I fast the required 25 hours. I would fast more routinely, as there is a certain mental clarity that comes from the fast, and as I move on in my life, I know that there will be more fasts required for any number of reasons.
Saturday, August 8th, 2009
5:29 pm
Thoughts on The Middleman
Yesterday, after starting on Tuesday, I finished The Middleman. I thought it was a fun series with wonderful characters (Wendy, Sensei Ping, Lacey...the list continues), and had an interesting premise. While I am not likely to write any fanfiction, I want to recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fun show. In my opinion, it is very much like Dr. Who, except just a bit more with the humor.
Thursday, August 6th, 2009
11:09 pm
Start of a LARP
After combing my brains for things to write, I have finally started on writing a LARP, tentatively titled "The Business in Belfast." As of yet All I have is a basic premise and one character sheet. As this is my first time writing a LARP, I think some nervous tension on my part is justified. As I develop more of a back story for the entire LARP, a list of characters, things of that nature, I will keep everyone advised. At the moment, I'm not seeing this being much more than a ten to twelve person game, small compared to some of the other LARPs I have heard described, but larger than others.

I just hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew...

All the best

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
10:35 pm
A Mercy
Title: A Mercy
Fandom: Death Note
Spoilers: End of the Series
Characters: Ryuk and Light
Rating: PG 13 (for violence not in story, descriptions of blood, reference to death)
Summary: It is the end of the apples...and Ryuk doesn't know just how he feels about that.
Disclaimer: Characters = not mine. I make no profit off this. This story is strictly for entertainment purposes
Word Count: 331

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
4:23 pm
Just over a week until I am able to return to CA and rest after the insanity that has been Middlebury Summer Language Immersion. Thank Hashem.

Soon, oh so soon.
Saturday, July 25th, 2009
1:59 am
Top 5 Polyamorous Relationships
1. Merlin/Morgana/Arthur/Gwen (Merlin)
2. Utena/Anthy/Wakaba (Revolutionary Girl Utena)
3. Rose/9/Jack (Dr. Who)
4. Leslie/Derringer/Kitty (Friendly Hostility Webcomic)
5. Saonji/Touga/Akio
1:33 am
5 Characters I could not write romatincally
1. Akio Ohtori (Revolutionar Girl Utena
2. Shou Tucker (FMA)
3. Destiny of the Endless (Sandman)
4. Daria Morgendorfer (Daria)
5. Any character from Sesame Street
1:01 am
Top 5 New (for me) Fandoms
1. Aquaron
2. Merlin
3. Trigun
4. Weeds
5. Ouran High School Host Club
12:31 am
5 Evil Geniuses
1. Ohtori Akio (Revolutionary Girl Utena)
2. Nathaniel Essex (X-men)
3. Shou Tucker (FMA)
4.Dante (FMA)
5. L. Yagami (Death Note)
12:02 am
Top 5 Geniuses
1. Forge
2. Souji Mikage
3. Pinako Rockbell
4. Simon Tam
5. Daria Morgendorfer

Honorable Mention: L
See evil Genius list.
Saturday, June 13th, 2009
11:43 am
1st Merlin Fiction
Title: Power
Rating: G
Fandom: Merlin
Summary: What Merlin sees when his eyes flash golden.
Word Count: 139
Disclaimer: Don't own or claim to own the program Merlin. This story is for entertainment purposes only.

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Sunday, May 31st, 2009
9:44 pm
End of the Alphabet
At long, fucking last it is done. I have written twenty-six drabbles about the Sewing-Life alchemist, coming to (most likely) just over two thousand plus words. While this might not seem a lot compared to some of the other stories out there, it is a lot of energy focused on a character who is far from sympathetic for most of the time that we know him. So the question becomes, what drove me to write about Shou Tucker above all of the other compelling characters in Full Metal Alchemist? One of my friends said it best, I happen to be very good at writing characters that happen to be rather difficult to sympathize with. Previous examples include: Irene Adler (blind pre-cognitive), Shepherd Book (mysterious preacher who has no issue shooting people in the knee), Souji Mikage (ghostly psychologist who specializes in bringing people to the darkest parts of their mind and keeping them there), and Dream of the Endless (immortal personification of Dream). I have other characters that I have written, and would like to think that I have written well, but Shou Tucker was perhaps one of the most challenging I have written to date.

The challenge with Tucker is that there are moments when I as an author absolutely hated him. There were moments when writing these drabbles, I had to stop and literally walk away from my computer to focus on something else. There were other drabbles in this series that I wrote very quickly (in the span of ten minutes or less). The main difficulty of Tucker was trying to keep him true to the series and to show all of his humanity, both his positive traits and his faults. Granted, it was often times easier to focus on his failings, but I don’t think that I would have attempted this had I not seen some of Tucker’s positive qualities. There are moments when I definitely felt sorry for the character, and there are clear moments in the series that show just how flawed of a being he is.

Portraying these flaws was perhaps one of my driving desires in writing these drabbles. It is also these flaws and the fact that Shou has moments of great humanity (such as when he comforts Edward in episode 5) that drew me to the character. However now that I have finished writing this series of twenty-six, I do not think that Tucker will make an appearance in any more Full Metal fan-fiction that I will be writing. As fun as some of these pieces have been, I am relieved that I no longer have to focus on this singular character. After over two thousand words dedicated to him, I have nothing left to say.
7:17 pm
B is for Beast
Title: B is for Beast
Fandom(s): Full Metal Alchemist
Character(s): Shout Tucker, Nina Tucker, Mira Tucker (last two in passing)
Rating: PG 13
Summary: Last part of the alphabet challenge. What remains of Shou Tucker when all pretenses are gone?
Word Count: 111
Disclaimer: Don't own or claim to own FMA. This story is for entertainment purposes only.

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